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Mimo le Singe17 hours ago
'Young, Broke and Talented' (2015) Is Progressive, Raw, and Unapologetic
This is a book review I wrote for the Toronto Public Library with regards to the anthology book that I had contributed a submission to several years ago called Young, Broke and Talented. If you would ...
Annie Kapur21 hours ago
'The Iliad' by Homer (Pt. 3)
Now, we are well aware of what went on during the era in which the war took place and we have asked ourselves the Homeric questions regarding the writing of the text. We want to explore whether the ch...
Michele S.3 days ago
Best Biographies to Crack Open
You will often stumble with the need for inspiration or intrigue to read about someone's narrative. I've approached a few biographies which left a delightful taste in my mouth. This will include a sel...
Annie Kapur3 days ago
'The Iliad' (Pt. 2)
First of all, we'll look at what the text tells us regarding date and time. Then, we'll match them up with the dates of the artifacts and sites that have been found regarding Troy and the war. The fir...
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Sophie Jiwoo5 days ago
Literary Analysis
In Eudora Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path,” an African American woman named Phoenix Jackson travels into town for her beloved grandson. Set within the Christmas season in Southern Mississippi during...
Annie Kapur5 days ago
'The Iliad' by Homer
The book's name is translated directly into "the song of Ilium" and written entirely in dactylic hexameter; The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the most well-known and widely read epic poems ever wri...
Betty Glauder6 days ago
Ten of the Best Fantasy Novels of All Time
The border between science fiction and fantasy can often be hard to define, but for the purposes of this list, the ones that fall on that border have been ignored, and the selection below clearly fall...
Annie Kapur7 days ago
'The Aeneid' by Virgil (Pt. 3)
We are now going to look at the history of The Aeneid briefly as there are a couple of question which require immediate answering. These questions, when answered, change the meaning of the text and ch...
Catie Consolo8 days ago
Book Review: 'The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane' by Lisa See
*Disclaimer: This book review is from a reader to share their experience reading the novel. This is not a paid review from the author, or any other entity. May contain spoilers. A few months ago, my l...
Annie Kapur9 days ago
'The Aeneid' by Virgil (Pt. 2)
Now what we're going to look at is the mythology regarding The Aeneid and where we think it came from. These include the Roman Gods and Goddesses and the Roman foundation myth of Romulus and Remus. Of...
Annie Kapur11 days ago
'The Aeneid' by Virgil
The Aeneid was written during the reign of Emperor Augustus, and penned between the years of 29 and 19 BC. It is normally split into two sections–the first deals with Aeneas' journey, and the next dea...
Annie Kapur13 days ago
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde (Pt. 4)
We are now going to look at The Picture of Dorian Gray in comparison to two other texts presenting to us the destruction of character. Dorian is a tragedy, that much is true, but we will look at other...
Annie Kapur15 days ago
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde (Pt. 3)
Now that we have gone through how Dorian's identity is changed and influenced, we are going to look through some lenses to do with the novel and the character of Dorian. The two lenses we will use are...
Annie Kapur17 days ago
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde (Pt. 2)
We are now going to go through what circumstances, situations and events change and mould Dorian's personality. We will find this out by analysing the first few chapters and what they tell us about th...
Annie Kapur18 days ago
An Introduction to William Wordsworth
Most commonly known as one of the greatest poets of the English Language, William Wordsworth was also a philosophical man, writing famously in his preface to the co-authored work The Lyrical Ballads t...
Annie Kapur18 days ago
Machiavellian Authority on the Renaissance Stage
It is commonly interpreted in Early Modern Drama that Machiavelli "appears as the Devil incarnate, or at least as the incorporation of all hypocrisy" (Meyer, 1969). According to the Oxford English Dic...
Annie Kapur19 days ago
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray is possibly one of the most controversial and scandalous pieces of Victorian fiction. There are many reasons for this, and yet we need only explore one of them to get the no...
Annie Kapur21 days ago
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte (Pt. 4)
A section of New Historicism regards the structure of the novel itself and the characters are secondary. Gretchen Brown's essay entitled, Untarnished Purity: Ethics, Agency and the Victorian Fallen Wo...