I have been very vocal about my surprise at how cartoonishly I’ve been making my way through the 5 stages of grief for the EU. In the past, the passage of these phases was a slow and subtle process. On this occasion of course, it is a very different type of mourning to that which […]Read more "We still have love"
During the past few examination periods, I’ve woken every morning to the show ‘Frasier’ on Channel Four. My mum always watches it in the morning at breakfast, and during study leave I’m at home to join her. As a 19 year old, I’ve always found it difficult to share my appreciation for the show. I […]Read more "Frasier"
Arguably all literature has the capacity to expose human weakness, as where others have tried and failed, there is something to be learnt. William Hazlitt  believes this is the reason tragedy touches us so. It “excites our sensibility” through the presentation of exaggerated emotions thus “[correcting] their fatal excesses in ourselves by pointing to […]Read more "Shakespeare, On Human Weakness – an explorative essay"
‘Pride and Prejudice’ does not initially strike one as a didactic novel, and one could argue that it is a light-hearted comedy from the many witticisms and caricatures Austen uses throughout the novel. However being such an intelligent author, it is perhaps inevitable that some of her values and principles come through in the way […]Read more "‘Pride and Prejudice’ – a didactic novel?"
These remarkable creatures can be found in the tropical rainforests of Southern Mexico, Central and South America. They have managed to elude predators with their transparent flesh due to a lack pigment on their ventral surface (stomach surface) and their organs are quite visible; from the underside one can observe their intestines, red blood vessels […]Read more "The Glass Frog"
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