Literature Essay Topics

Extended commentary of ‘The Convergence of the Twain’ by Thomas Hardy

On the Title: Hardy uses two interesting words: ‘convergence’ and ‘twain’. A convergence is a meeting of two paths, or entities – in this case, a collision! ‘Twain’ is an archaic word for ‘two’, i.e.; both the ‘Titanic’ and the iceberg. Such a title immediately positions the reader to the direction in which the poem… View Article

Extended commentary of ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy

On the Title: “Neutral Tones” encourages the reader to postpone any immediate inferences about the poem. It also refers to the muted (“monochrome”) colour scheme found in the first and last stanzas; these colours, in turn, are used by Hardy to emphasise the blandness/”deadness” of the emotions between the persona and his love. Thus the… View Article

What impressions of Lady Macbeth do we get in Act 5 Scene 1?

In this scene Lady Macbeth is observed sleepwalking but a doctor and a nurse. The guilt of Lady Macbeth is evident during this scene as she reveals her true colours whilst unaware of her surroundings. Things are slipping out of hand for Lady Macbeth; this is most evident in her figurative yet fragmented language, as… View Article

English Literature

Miller raises suspense in Act 2 with the searching of the poppet. The searching of the poppet would raise tension for the audience, as they do not know what the poppet signifies. Throughout the searching the question ‘What signifies a poppet’ is asked many times. As the audience do not know what the poppet signifies… View Article

The role of the Supernatural and Witchcraft in Macbeth

How would an audience in the time if Shakespeare reacts to the role of the Supernatural and Witchcraft in Macbeth? William Shakespeare wrote “The Scottish Play” to celebrate the Coronation Of James I of England who was also James VI of Scotland. Elizabeth I had just died and common beliefs and prophecies were taking a… View Article

Literature Coursework

The play a View from the Bridge is a modern day Greek tragedy, which tracks the downfall of one individual. This is Eddie Carbone, an Italian man, with the beliefs of the Italian culture. Eddie, with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine, live in Redhook, Brooklyn, a slum as the people there calls it and… View Article

Blood brothers

On Monday 9th July 2001 I went with a group of 9, 10, and ex 11 students to see ‘Blood brothers’ at the theatre royal in Brighton. Blood brothers is about a pair of twins who are split up at birth, because their natural mother cannot afford to keep both of them and her already… View Article

The Spire by William Golding

How does Golding use stylistic devices to create tension in this extract? (extract where the ground opens up) The extract begins with an imperative spoken by Roger Mason, “Look right at the bottom”. Although, as master builder, Roger has a higher status than the rest of the workers, Jocelin considers himself as more important than… View Article

Literature Poem Analysis

From the way the speaker laments about his brother, we can clearly tell how the both of them have totally contrasting attitudes towards life. Moreover, as flying paper planes were one pastime that both brothers used to share in their childhood, the speaker talks about their paper planes metaphorically, letting us in on the way… View Article

Literature research

I found a lot of valuable information from doing my literature research. I was able to see that many people have different answers on how to combat bullying. I also found out very interesting stats on bullying over the past 3 years. They showed me that each year there was an increasing amount of children… View Article

“Cat Bill” Analysis

In his statement of veto of the “Cat Bill,” Governor Stevenson manifests sarcastic diction to appeal to common sense and knowledge, and uses examples of personification and dramatization to craft his effective argument ridiculing the bill. Governor Stevenson organizes his veto using common knowledge so that anyone of any background can comprehend his reasoning. He… View Article

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

“Man is no truly one, but truly two.” There are two sides to man, a good, and a bad. This book was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1885 and is set in the Gothic genre. The gothic genre is associated with darkness, the supernatural, and more importantly, nightlife. “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll… View Article

Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and Malorie Blackmans Noughts and Crosses

How is forbidden love conveyed in both Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses? In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (c.1595) and Malorie Blackman’s 2001 Noughts and Crosses, the theme of forbidden love is greatly conveyed throughout both texts. The themes are similar in each text, regardless of the severe differences in era… View Article