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Bleak Expectations: The Impossibility of Morality and the Foolishness of Altruism in Mrs Warren’s Profession

The title wasn’t meant to be anything to do with the Radio 4 programme (which was hilarious by the way – Anthony Head is my hero). Improved on my last grade though. I also read ‘The Invention of Altruism’ by… Continue Reading →

‘I’d Do Anything For You Dear’: Loyalty in Fagin’s Gang

I didn’t get a great grade for this, but I hope to improve.    According to Carey, Dickens ‘encouraged the belief that criminals constitute a separate species, fit only for extermination’ (Carey 38); and yet when considering the motley crew… Continue Reading →

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