Hamlet’s Humanity

Anguish can alter even the soundest parts of one’s humanity. In the play, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Prince Hamlet, immensely distressed from the death of his father, falls into a heartbroken state, resulting in the eventual madness in the play. … Continue reading

Rejection and Societal Oppression of Females in Medea’s Society

“There should be no female sex. With that, men would be rid of all their troubles.” (Euripides, Medea, 633-634). With these words, it is clear that there is no room for females in Medea’s society. This theme is explored through … Continue reading

The roles of civilisation and barbarism in Medea

Civilisation is defined as “the stage of human social development and organisation which is considered advanced”. Barbarism is the “absence of culture and civilisation” or “extreme cruelty or brutality”. Medea, both the play and the novel, explore the roles of … Continue reading

Battle of Normandy

The Battle of Normandy was the largest amphibious invasion in history, which ended in the Allied liberation of Paris from Nazi control. The battle began on June 6, 1944, during what is known as  D-Day landings. Allied troops stormed five … Continue reading

Hamlet can be described as a fully-human character

In this passage from Hamlet (1.2.132-162), Shakespeare uses strong language and figures of speech to portray the titular character as a devastated, anguished young man, and a fully-human character. Hamlet’s devastation is clearly seen in the very beginning of the … Continue reading

The Things They Carried – Bobby Jorgenson Character Sketch

In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien depicts contrasting attributes such as courage and fear to reveal the personality of the soldiers and other characters. Bobby Jorgenson is a good example of this. There are many situations that reveal both … Continue reading

The Spy

  June 28, 1914, London   Mr. Hobbins is sitting in a cafe on Lancaster Avenue in London talking to himself.  He has just came back from Africa and is hungry for entertainment. He opens the Daily Mirror and reads: … Continue reading

Mary Anne Bell

Mary Anne Bell is one of the many complicated characters in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. She has a variety of characteristics, though three true traits are evident. Bell is deceptive, never really showing her true colours: tampering, … Continue reading

Tim O’brien’s Storytelling.

This is a very different way of approaching a storytelling, the way Tim O’Brien tells the different experiences from soldiers, to show the horrors of war and its effect on people. For example, Jimmy Cross felt guilty for the death … Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll vs Dr. Hyde: The Comparison

At first glance, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde seem to be different adaptations of a common storyline: a character warped by evil and clouded by his own selfishness. While both … Continue reading

The character of Nick Buckley in “Peril at End House”.

Magdala “Nick” Buckley, to this writer, has to be one of the main characters,  if not the main character in the novel. This is because of the events that transpired from Nick Buckley’s character and personality. As we see in … Continue reading