In the light of this quotation, explore connections between The Duchess of Malfi and A Streetcar Named Desire. The tragic fate imposed on the women in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ demonstrates their essential powerlessness and inferiority in a patriarchal society. Both Williams and Webster present the female characters of each … Continue reading “What strikes us most forcibly is the essential powerlessness of women”.
In response to this view, explore connections between the ways in which Larkin and Duffy write about the ordinary in everyday life. You must analyse in detail at least two poems from each of your set texts. It is characteristic of Carol Ann Duffy and Philip Larkin’s poetry that domestic life is presented as dull … Continue reading “Domestic life is presented as dull and unsatisfactory.”
Hi all, Whilst studying 'The Tempest' in college I have noticed a potent parallel between the enslaved Caliban and Satan. This post will be an exploration of these connections. Both characters are depicted as being inherently evil, yet we are still able to feel sympathy for their suffering. Caliban and Satan are both characters who … Continue reading A Comparison Between Shakespeare’s Caliban in ‘The Tempest’ and Milton’s Satan in ‘Paradise Lost’.
Hi all, In this post, I will be exploring the ways in which ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne may be clearly defined as a metaphysical poem. Below is the video that inspired this post. I wanted to share it here as I found it particularly beautiful as an audible version of Donne’s ‘Good Morrow’. … Continue reading An Overview of ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne.
The twenty-four books that constitute Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, were orally passed down for hundreds of years being recorded and written down. The chiastic structure used within the epic poem is likely to have acted as an oral mnemonic device which allowed the poem to be easier to compose, remember and pass down to generations. To successfully … Continue reading Structure of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY.
A blog party is a great way to meet new bloggers and expand your own blog.
Follow the steps below if you’d like to take part ☺️
Hello everybody! I recently got back into blogging so I thought what better way to promote this blog and help others than a blog party?
Here are the rules:
1. Choose any one of your favorite blog posts from your own blog, all kinds of posts are welcome. (Anything inappropriate will be removed). You can share up to three links each day, but it’s best to wait some time between each one.
2. Paste your link in the comment section of this post and tell a little bit about yourself and/or your blog.
3. REBLOG this post to let everyone know!!
4. Now grab a fuzzy blanket and get ready to read more blogs and meet new bloggers!!
This blog party will run from today until Thursday at 12:00 am EST. I look forward to reading all your comments and meeting new blogs! Have fun and be sure to follow…
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Hi all, Unfortunately, I have been so busy at college recently that I have been forced to prioritise revision over blogging. Hopefully, this is about to change. I have finally finalised all of my university applications and so all I need to do now is wait for offers... (Whilst ensure that I meet the entrance … Continue reading What do I love about English Literature? (& university applications)