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An Approach to Reevaluating and Understanding Chekhov in the Perspective of Theme, Motif, Symbol and Writing Style (Published)

Anthon   Chekhov   can   strikingly   be   marked   out   for   his   artistic   ingenuity in   composing   his    short   stories    imbued    with   cornucopia   of    ideas   with   pinpoint   accuracy. He   has   amassed    so    many   cutting    edge   ideas   which   represent    the   matter   of    opinions    which   can    be   often    described   as   a   sense   of   sentimental, emotive,   equivocal, weird, funny, and   even   haunting and   taunting .  A gushing   outlet of   emotional   intelligence   and   essence   of    life   are   found   in   Anthon   Chekhov’s   writing. Chekhovian   short  stories    do   not  let  the  reader   a  solid   message   rather   it  caters  to  the  readers  to   give   room   to   extract   the   themes  of   the   stories   from  abyss of  twist and turn  . Russian   literature    owes    to    Chekhov    by    large   for   he   got   the   nerves   of    the   Russian   people    and    their    turn   of    mind.  His    delineation   of   the   characters   is    enshrouded   in   delicate   touch   and    his   dealings   with   the   characters   has   an   emollient   tone. His experiential   learning   with   the   social    maladies   bounds him to present the scenario    of decadent, corroding and worked-up   society of Russia. His    play   with   the   word   also   contributes   to    the creation   of   the    characterization   more    sharply    and   nicely. His   words   are   woven into inviting creation   with a   single   thread   polished with fine   texture. His   plot  is  pregnant  with  comical   references  resulting  in  presenting  the  malaise   of  Russian   society. Broadly speaking, his    writing   has   always   been   the showcases of   human   characters   and    complexities   of the world.

Keywords: Characters, Chekhov, Motif, Symbols, Theme, Writing Style

Another Look at Mapping the Territory: Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory (Published)

Each passing day, we come across different signs, images, and symbols as well as impression flashing before our eyes. Different messages collide to prompt our own sense of reasoning. How we process and digest the diversity of information and understand the symbols of what each message means is something to be looked upon. There have been a lot of theories that has tried to explicate the nature of human communication and how human comprehend symbols as well as how it is applied in a given society or community, this is so because there are different, individualistic perception of a particular form of communication symbols and sign due to the complex nature of assimilating the meaning and application of communication. These have made different traditions of understanding, communication to be formed to better explain different concepts and viewpoint of communication. This paper reviews Robert Craig propounded model that encapsulates the field of communication into seven traditions. These are known as the semiotic, the phenomenological, the cybernetic, the socio-psychological, the socio-cultural, the critical, and the rhetorical traditions”. Thus, each of this tradition, captures a different aspect or specialized area of communication and knowing each one gives new and sometimes conflicting viewpoints on why we relate and comprehend the information we absorb on a daily basis.

Keywords: Information, Messages, Seven Traditions of Communication, Symbols, communication

The Epistemic Dimension of Symbolism in Science and the Supernatural . (Published)

The history of Symbolism as a theoretical entity can be juxtaposed with the history of human knowledge. Its major expression appears to be within the confines of supernaturalism exemplified in various religions of the world. Symbols represent ideals in Africa and acts as the mirror of the unseen. In formal and empirical sciences symbols are codified and universalized for general acceptability. The universal acceptability has a double entendre and this is of vital importance in epistemology. The importance of symbolism cannot be over emphasized. However, how reliable are symbols as mirrors to reality? To what extent do we say that a symbol is a true representation of the ideal or absolute knowledge? The purpose of this paper is to analyze the epistemological character of symbolism in human knowledge.

Keywords: Mathematical and logical Symbolism., Physical and Mental realities, Religion., Science, Symbols, Universality