Category: Literature

Heaney: Alphabets 0

Heaney: Alphabets

Seems to be an autobiographical poem tracing Heaney’s life from childhood to adulthood with regards to education, especially language and orthography. I – his childhood, learning how to write II – his teenage years...

Heaney: Terminus 0

Heaney: Terminus

Terminus = Roman god of boundaries The poetry seems to be a self-reflection on the conflicts and tensions of Heaney’s personal identity, and by extension the cultural identity of Ireland as a whole. “I...

Frankenstein: Some Notes 0

Frankenstein: Some Notes

Setting Stuck in the Arctic Ocean, in quest for knowledge Is similar to the Rime (trapped ship, arrogance in defying nature, Antarctica) The Mariner is doomed to wander the seas and warn all those...

Frankenstein: Symbols 0

Frankenstein: Symbols

Symbolism of light and fire (Prometheus) Represents the duality of progress and innovation “country of eternal light” “a sudden light … so brilliant and wondrous” “light pressed upon [the Monster’s] nerves” “Spark of being”...

Othello: Conspiracy Theory 0

Othello: Conspiracy Theory

Dominant reading: Enemy = Iago (foil) However, in this reading, Desdemona is the enemy, and has to be destroyed She is beautiful, innocent, hapless (almost too innocent – see conversation with Emilia about adultery)...

Othello: Themes 0

Othello: Themes

Themes are not in the text. The audience put meaning into the text, making connections between the events in the text and the events in the world around us. 2 main themes: Jealousy –...

Othello: Setting 0

Othello: Setting

Frames the action Main settings: Night v. day Venice v. Cyprus Public v. private Venice and Europe is ‘civilised’, everything else is not. ‘Detribalisation’ Outside of the boundaries of ‘civilisation’, anything goes. The codes...

Othello: Discourse Analysis 0

Othello: Discourse Analysis

Othello has two settings: Venice and Cyprus. They each have their own discourse. Although they all speak English (actually Italian), the way the characters use the language is different. Also, aristocratic discourse. Venice: Mercantile...

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Sorry by Gail Jones: the Title

The title of the text is often significant to the theme that the text conveys, and foreshadows events that may happen during the course of the text. Because they do not know the contents...

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Power and Prejudice

Whilst I was umpiring a volleyball competition, I was accused by the other team of being biased against them. The issue revolved around one tiny thing: that a server stepped over the line. I...

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