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Tragic Self-Discovery: Antigone’s Journey from Actor to Individual in Anouilh’s Play

Anouilh’s adaptation of Antigone pulls the Sophoclean tragedy into the twentieth century,  especially with regards to the heroine who here is seen as human, and not merely as a symbol of resistance. Antigone undergoes a journey to self-realisation which releases… Continue Reading →

The Lost Generation: T.S. Eliot’s Use of Absence to Illustrate the Breakdown of Society Caused by World War One

Lawrence Rainey asserts that Modernism seeks to find a ‘shareable language within the family of twentieth century tongues’ (34). In The Waste Land that ‘shareable language’ is absence, which conveys the trauma of losing an entire generation to the First… Continue Reading →

A Defence of Sir Gawain’s Actions in The Death of Arthur

The impossibility of chivalry continuing when the fellowship has already been fragmented by the very men who led it is highlighted by Gawain’s fruitless desperation to punish Lancelot for the betrayal of his chivalric duties towards Gareth. Gawain’s previous association… Continue Reading →

The Cat Piano

The Cat Piano by Eddie White Just a fab animated video of a poem narrated by Nick Cave, click the link to see what I’m talking about.

Old Essay – The Turn of the Screw and The Picture of Dorian Gray

So I wrote this for a uni application last year, still not sure what I think of it. Show how ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ explore writer’s the attitudes, values and ideas and comment… Continue Reading →

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Paradise Lost – The brutal God

So I read Paradise Lost by John Milton and really, I couldn’t help myself, I have to write about it. Please bear in mind that I haven’t studied Paradise Lost, these are just my thoughts. So I’m going to look at… Continue Reading →

Hello world!

So this is weird. I’m going to try and get over my fear of wordpress by immersing myself in it – I hear that’s what psychiatrists and other such people usually tell you to do when you form an immediate… Continue Reading →

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