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umesh ramjattan

jamaica, New York, United States

“the unexamined life is not worth living.” --Socrates.
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." --Socrates.
"To find yourself, think for yourself." --Socrates
"There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write." --William Makepeace Thackeray. Author of Vanity Fair.

"Love lessens the woes of life."

Published writer: No

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The role of the outsider in Beowulf.
  • “Religion in the World State.” Brave New World.
  • Abuse in Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.
  • Grendel: the threatening and threatened outsider.
  • Adam & Eve’s Curiosity.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale. A society dictated by the bible.
  • Paradise Lost, John Milton. Book 6, in depth.
  • Satan and Heathcliff: pitiable victims and victimizers.
  • Tale of Two Cities. Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay.
  • The Iliad.The concept of shame.
  • The agnostic slacker has an epiphany. Story that i wrote.
  • The similarities between Wuthering Heights and Paradise Lost.
  • A (Russian) formalist reading of “Girl.”
  • Socrates's decision to stay in Athens.Crito.
  • Satan: the pitiable and likeable tragic hero.
  • Nonfiction

  • Essay on an excerpt from Antigone.
  • X: The Influenced and Influential Generation.
  • Sigmund Freud - civilization and its discontents.
  • what makes a great teacher?
  • the effects of television violence on young viewers. Albert Bandura. education 34
  • Death in Friedrich Nietzsche's Twilight of the idols & Emily Dickinson's Because I could not stop for death.
  • Marxist Criticism of Rap music and rap videos.
  • My Educational autobiography
  • Language on the island of Trinidad.
  • The Outdated Second Amendment.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols. “I am afraid we are not getting rid of god, because we still use grammar.” P.48
  • Poetry

  • Gertrude Stein “Tender Buttons.”
  • “The Armful.” Robert Frost
  • Langston Hughes “Goodbye Christ.”
  • John Keats “Ode to Autumn"
  • Lord Byron “So we’ll go no more a roving” & Leigh Hunt “Jenny kissed me.”
  • Freud, Richard Wright & Langston Hughes: Violence and cruelty and their usage for emphasis.
  • A little boy lost. william blake
  • The human inner self. Blake’s “the little black boy” and Wordsworth’s “I wandered lonely as a cloud”
  • John Keats’s “to sleep”
  • My own ars poetica (treatise on the art of poetry).
  • “The world is too much with us; late and soon.” William Wordsworth.
  • The use of (I) in poetry. Walt Whitman's (For you O democracy) & Emily Dickinson's (my life had stood a loaded gun).
  • Other

  • Experimental writing on the topic of coffee, written by me.
  • “A/K/A Mrs. George Gilbert” by Coco Fusco
  • Reflection on Fieldwork. education 34. spring 2005
  • "Education is empowerment. " My philosophy statement. education 16.
  • “You can teach for meaning” Article and summary.
  • 3 critical literacy and 2 critical media literacy lesson plans.
  • Descartes
  • My fieldwork experience. Education 16.
  • Observational Report on Student Learning and Classroom Dynamics. education 64.1. summer 2005.
  • Writing for the uninspired reader, by Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster.
  • A Healthy Society: The foundation of a Utopia.
  • Double standards in our society.
  • The Achievement gap. education 16.
  • summary of an article that appeared in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology concerning the development of alcohol and other substance use behavior in Asian Americans.
  • Dear Isaac Bernstein... (EXPERIMENTAL LETTER)contemporary writing.
  • Industrialization in Europe and the changes to European society: Technology, urbanization, changes in the social structure and working class life.
  • Dear Amiri Baraka...
  • Brooklyn College’s Lily Pond.
  • Learned Helplessness. education 16.
  • Cooperative learning. education 16.
  • Orlando Patterson Article concerning the disconnection of African Americans.