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
Sigmund Freud clarifies the difference between melancholy and mourning as depending on the un/conscious response of the individual. Though both mental states share similarities, as both can make people depart from normal attitudes of life, mourning is a conscious, natural response to a loss of a “loved one”1 or “some abstraction”1. The mental features of … More Hamlet’s Third Soliloquy: Melancholy vs Mourning
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
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
Re-creative when Daisy and Gatsby are in Nick’s house meeting again for the first time. A subtle knocking at the front door broke us from our conversation. After excusing himself, Nick went out whilst I was left to contemplate the crowded room. It certainly wasn’t what I expected his house to be and I certainly … More Daisy and Gatsby Meet Again – Daisy PoV
That was the year my mother had died. Cancer had developed from her ovaries, spread to her guts and finally to her lungs where it drowned her in water. I was only ten at the time. I didn’t understand why my own mother wasn’t able to pick me up, why her back started to curve greatly … More Free Writing (short)
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.
Re-creative writing of Daisy’s wedding night – in her PoV. A bottle of Sauterne in one hand, a letter in the other exposing me to the torment of delayed fate and a chest that could feel the pressure of a thousand wedding rings. I gulp the alcohol as it incinerates the back of my throat, … More Beautiful Little Fool
One of the trial essays I had done about John Donne’s poetry, but if anyone can give me advice on how to make my argument stronger or their take on how he plays a game with the reader that would be great. Through the use of religious connotations and essentially contrasts, Donne is able to play … More Donne, The Flea and a game of trickery.