Death in Measure for Measure

In Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, the threat of capital punishment is often wielded by authority figures as a means to enforce order from an otherwise uncontrollable chaotic Viennese society. However, the imminence of death as a legal consequence of excessive vice not only underscores the frailness of human morality but also acts as a catalyst from which previously unfathomable deeds are now seen as pardonable.

Significance of the title Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure explores titular concerns of absolutes and balance. By presenting the dialectical opposite of every absolute stance in the play, Shakespeare conveys the untenability of absolutes which are measured and complicated by the inherent messiness of human nature. Instead, the play argues for the necessity of balance, to measure justice with mercy, and restraint with liberty.

Is the state the most influential actor in the global economy?

A state is a politically bound space, within which the resident population is governed by a government authority. States seek to govern the global economy through engaging in national policies that have the fundamental aim to maximise societal welfare for its citizens, thus allowing for the creation, enhancement and retention of economic value to occur…

Are transnational corporations the most influential actors in the global economy?

The advent of globalisation has facilitated interconnectivity and integration between economies in the global economy, thus leading to the rise of Global Production Networks (GPNs) across national boundaries that bring together the interactions of different economic actors. Within the global economy, economic actors play critical roles in the creation, enhancement and retention of economic value,…

Narratives and myths in The Caretaker and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Narratives and myths are rampant in both Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as well as The Caretaker, revealing their characters’ states of mind to the audience and allowing characters to create illusions for themselves. Characters in both plays construct their ideal sense of self, using myths and narratives as coping mechanisms, which are ultimately destroyed by the end of the plays.

Capacity of the Mind to Survive and Develop

In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Caretaker, the characters survive the vagaries of their worlds by escaping into fiction, often to deleterious effects. Yet, while some grow out of their harmful delusions, others remain shackled to their illusions. Both George/Martha and Davies/Aston are shown to overcome and survive their bleak realities through the employment of illusions and narratives.


மலையிலும், நதியிலும் கரைபுரண்டது வெள்ளம் அந்நாளில். ஓடையிலும், ஏரியிலும் நிறைந்தது தண்ணீர் பொன்னாளில். நிலத்தடி இருந்த நீரை இறைத்தோம் குடிப்பதற்காக பின்னாளில், குடிக்க நீருக்கு நடையாய் நடக்கிறோம் இந்நாளில். பரவையில் வாரி இறைத்த காலம், வாளியில் அள்ளிக் கொட்டிய காலம், குவளையில் கொப்பளித்த காலம் தாண்டி, அகப்பையில் அளந்து குடிக்கும் நேரமிது. நிதானிப்போம், எதிர்கால சந்ததியைக் காப்போம், நீர்வளம் பேணுவோம், நீரை சேமிப்போம். சொட்டுவது வெறும் தண்ணீரல்ல, அது எதிர்காலத்தின் உயிர். Vaidyanathan Deshika (19-E2)

How and to what extent have the Korean Narratives of Beauty diffused in Singapore?

HUMANITIES PROGRAMME2020 CAPSTONE PAPER Introduction This study encompasses the analysis of cultural diffusion of South Korean beauty to Singapore as influenced by the forces of globalisation, focusing on cultural adoption and adaptation by Singapore’s youth. However, diffusion does not necessitate homogeneity and commodification, and may instead result in heterogeneity and cultural hybridity. Hence, this research…


ARTIST’S STATEMENT As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in today’s culture, aesthetics have evolved too. Applications developed for us to edit and filter our images, enhance and distort our identities to stand out. However, when relying on these, can we truly offer fresh portrayals of ourselves, or will we all stay the same? TEACHER’S STATEMENT Four…


A recipient of the Curator’s Commendation for 2020 SYF Art Exhibition ARTIST’S STATEMENT She’s the best actress I know. Head bent over a multitude of personas. These facades are those she’ll show to the world, never allowing anyone to see her behind the screen. She is the puppeteer, and the puppets are finding each other…