‘Our reading experience is heightened when we care about the fate of our protagonist. Discuss the extent to which you agree.’ In the Handmaid’s Tale the reader may not like Offred, but cares for her (which in turn heightens the reading experience) because we can empathize with her and her change in setting. Gilead strips […]

I’m here today to talk about my opinions on death, life and living. One will always follow the other, just as the other will always follow the first. Death cannot occur without life, just as life cannot occur without death; and to be living can only occur with them both.                                                                    In the same way […]

22 September – The Autumn Equinox Once I had stepped into the center of the Caillte standing stones something changed. Wind from the valley that was before whipping my auburn hair disappeared leaving an early stillness. The air was thick and warm, but I found it easy to breathe. An overriding thought started to stir […]

“There are no coincidences, only the illusion of coincidence” Statement of intent I want to explore the importance of the use of symbolism, montage and sound that the director has chosen to explore the idea of freedom through justice, in the symbol of ‘V’. Introduction The film ‘V for Vendetta’ directed by James McTeigue explores […]

What do you think is the director’s purpose here? I believe that the director’s purpose is to show the World the idea of technology taking over. That they have a mind of their own and this can be seen when the spiders are trying to find John so they can scan him. Together they work […]

Theseus Theory ‘The Handmaid’s Tale shows us the control that men have always had over women. Men are seen as superior and use their power to manipulate women through sexuality to get their ultimate way.’ Critical Review  “You often hear in North America, “It can’t happen here,” but it happened quite early on. The Puritans banished […]

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