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
As part of my English Language and Literature course, my class has been studying travel writing in Paris. I’ll be going on holiday there this August, so I’ll be sharing my own take on the city and Disneyland. Coleen 🙂
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.
A modern take on John Donne’s ‘The Flea’; hope it’s intense. I want you to take note of this flea. Now you’ve recognised it, is it not something so minuscule? Insignificant to you and I? It bit me first, now it has bitten you, thus a part of both of us is in this creature. … More The Flea: Persuasive Speech
A short introductory note on Nick I wrote ages ago. It was my first glance on him and the novel. Fitzgerald presents Nick as recluse and introverted which gives reason to his perceptive and skeptical nature towards people at first glance. He begins the narrative by commenting on himself and how he was taught by his … More Nick’s Presentation in the first two pages of Great Gatsby
This was written about a year ago. One of the impressions that we get about Kate is that she is the most hopeful in her family, but she is in complete and utter denial of any possibility that Larry is dead. She relies on horoscopes – an inaccurate and far-fetched source – as a way … More ALL MY SONS: WHAT IMPRESSION DOES THE AUDIENCE GAIN OF KATE BEFORE SHE APPEARS ON THE STAGE IN SECTIONS 1&2 OF ACT 1?
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’
“I’m delighted to see you,” exclaimed a man standing on the porch. From his wide grin and the sincere satisfaction in his eyes, this must be the Jay Gatsby who holds the regular West-Egg parties; the same Oxford graduate, relative of Kaiser Wilhem and a German spy. Fascinating. He states, once again, he is delighted … More The Great Gatsby: Sloan’s Perspective