My interpretation of Gatsby’s perspective during the (unwritten) time he and Daisy were in the car driving from the hotel, but before Myrtle’s death. A hushed twilight. Daisy and I were speeding on Queensboro Bridge, the taunting lights of New York slowly diminished as we headed towards the malaise that is the Valley of … More Chapter 7: Gatsby POV
A re-creative from when Wolfsheim meets Nick for the first time. Had to miss Amongst the figures slowly appeared a skinny man. Gatsby introduces him as Mr Carraway, a friend. Upon closer inspection, he is even lankier with a baby face – he looks like he would not last a day in the real world. … More The Great Gatsby: Wolfsheim
Every other Thursday I go to a ‘Literature Society’ where surprisingly, we discuss literature. Each week is a different topic and though I regularly attend, this week intrigued me the most because of the questions that were asked. This is just a report of my thoughts and the discussions shared. The point of discussion this week was … More LitSoc Discussions: Monsters
What is so fascinating about the United States? I say it’s partly due to its superpower status and the millions of us chasing the American Dream. Most obviously, the current global fascination with the US is only promoted due to the current presidential nominees with the spotlight hitting Donald Trump (Drumpf). Having read some analysis in the morning … More America, Donald Trump and Presidential Debates
I dreamt of the Parisian scene where I would be surrounded by stylish women, Chanel bags, long trench coats and cafés lining the sidewalks. I was not too disappointed, though I probably should have been more reasonable with my expectations. Of course it wasn’t an active runway where I had to swim my way through 6ft models or … More Paris, Part 1: The Metro
Part 1 Have you ever got on the Tube and witness poor souls racing to haul their luggage onto the train before the doors shut? Then you realise: they’re taking up a quarter of the bloody space. Well, imagine that but instead of one annoying traveller, there are seven of them. My family decided, much to my dismay … More Disneyland Adventures
Returning to Disneyland as a stoic-looking, hormonal teenager did have some setbacks. In all honesty, one reason I was enthusiastic was because I could take the aesthetically-pleasing photos leading me one step closer to my goal: becoming Instagram famous. My two cousins were pros when it came to that social media platform and love to take pictures, so it was the perfect … More Disneyland – Overview
Inspired by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett‘s ‘Why do girls wear makeup?’ article (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/21/why-do-girls-wear-makeup-google-answer), I wanted to try and write my own opinion. I did use her article as a guide to how I approached this. 🙂 Dating as far back as 10,000 BCE (yes, Jesus wasn’t even born yet), men and women have experimented with cosmetics for thousands … More Why Do Women Wear Makeup?
The results of the EU referendum had led masses to flee to social media to express their undying rage. 16/17 year olds who weren’t able to vote argued that it was unfair that those who wouldn’t have to deal with the repercussions as, quoting one of my classmates, ‘they’ll be dead before the next sunrise’. … More ‘People who are going to die in ten years decided our future.’ – The argument of my generation.
In the poem ‘The Sun Rising’, Donne tries to present the relationship between lovers as private though their love is imposed upon by other forces – in this case the sun which Donne addresses in a rude and abrupt manner. Donne presents the figures of the lovers as the most important people in the world … More Donne’s ‘Sun Rising’ and ‘The Flea’