Literature

The Winter’s Tale

The plays in which I have been studying are Mankind and Shakespeare’s “The Winters Tale. ” The play Mankind was written in the late 15th century and “The Winters Tale” in 1611. Although there are only 100 years between these plays the dialect and purpose are completely different this may be due to the affairs […]

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To what extent did Lennox Castle fit Goffman’s account

In order to answer the above question I will need to determine what Erving Goffman meant by the term ‘total institution’. I shall also look at his theories on the characteristics of such an environment and the concept behind the label. I shall then write of Lennox Castle, how it operates, its inhabitant’s experiences of […]

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Discuss the characteristics and causes of one type of challenging behaviour

ADHD is a common disease which is also known as ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’, it is when a user craves attention and decides to act up on it for example having random outbursts in a public area. Users who suffer from ADHD will normally get noticed at a young age because the parents would realise […]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde wrote the novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, in 1891. When first published in, “Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine”, it was criticised for being immoral and provoked a response in Britain. It follows the story of young, Dorian Gray, who undertakes a journey into darkness. In Chapter Sixteen, Dorian is travelling to an opium den, […]

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde wrote the novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, in 1891. When first published in, “Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine”, it was criticised for being immoral and provoked a response in Britain. It follows the story of young, Dorian Gray, who when realises his good looks will eventually leave him after witnessing the result of a […]

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Stealing Innocence

There are many who read the story of “Leda and the Swan” who feel utter contempt for the god and his lust, and well that they should. The story of Leda seems to ring true in even these modern times as we watch shows like “Law and Order: SVU” or hear of innocent women being […]

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The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” is filled with metaphoric imagery that reflects the tumultuous times of Yeats’ Ireland as well as its actual physical geography. As a poet, Yeats was greatly in tune with his Irish roots and brings those strands together often in his work. Yeats was born in 1865 in Dublin, […]

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The wild Swans at Coole

‘The wild Swans at Coole’ is a poignant and contemplative Poem written by Yeats typical of his spiritualistic and mysterious style. It was written towards the end of his career/life, reflecting his growing realisation of human immortality in that he is growing older and nearing the end of his life. Throughout the poem Yeats constantly […]

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In Memory of William Butler Yeats

Being one of the greatest poet in the modern world and a major figure devoting to the Celtic Twilight, which is a trial and a “popular desire for a revival of Irish traditional culture” (Kelen 32), William Butler Yeats died in January, 1939. Meanwhile, it was only eight months before the outbreak of World War […]

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Enduring Love

an McEwan uses a variety of skilful techniques to create intrigue and suspense in the first chapter of his novel; these include withholding crucial information, back tracking in time and also the wording he chooses to use. McEwan is constantly withholding crucial information from us. In a way, he is teasing us by telling us […]

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