Narrative Essay: Things I Would Stop If I Could Go Back in Time

Written by Stefania Tomaszewska, the third place of the Askpetersen Essay Writing Contest.

When I tell the people I just met that I’m a Jew (if religion comes up as an issue in the conversation), they usually think I’m part of those communities of extremely rigid Jews. They wear black clothes and the men have funny haircuts. I don’t look like that and I don’t belong to such a community. Read more

Argumentative Essay: How We’re Living in George Orwell’s 1984 Nowadays

 

Written by Felix J. Jepsen, the second place of the Askpetersen Essay Writing Contest. The chosen essay topic for 1984 by George Orwell: “How We’re Living in George Orwell’s 1984 Nowadays”

Although he is considered to be one of the best essayists of the 20th century, most people recognize George Orwell for 1984 – one of the most intriguing futuristic books ever written. Read more

Argumentative Essay: Why We All Need Best Friends?

Written by Amy Dowset, the first place of the Askpetersen Essay Writing Contest. The topic: “Why All of Us Need a Best Friend”.

“One of the most beautiful qualities of the best friend is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca gave us one of the most accurate definitions of friendship: it’s an ability to understand and be understood. It is a two-way relationship based on mutual respect. Read more