‘We are the sum total of our experiences’ Famously voiced by BJ Neblett, who believed that the good, the bad, and everything in between makes us who we are at any given point in our lives. It captures one’s personality wonderfully and encompasses every atom of our being, yet I do disagree on one […]Read more "Who I Am"
The mirror had the look of age, with a slightly clouded surface and a frame showing reasonable signs of wear. I surveyed my reflection closely for a good minute, noticing wispy jet hair with streaks of white, stone grey eyes gleaming with a baleful fire, a map of wrinkles – a few which told of […]Read more "War’s Wisdom"
First were billions, then were left none Harmony dwelled in the hearts of some Such deep discord made the melody cease Fire with fire could never birth peace Despair rose and caught us in her thrall Thus humankind spawned its own downfall Waving the flags of violence and sin We were defeated by the foe […]Read more "Humankind"
Language is defined as ‘the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.’All progress as human beings have been achieved through communication with one another, language is a sin qua non for the conveyance of thoughts, experiences and opinions. Try to conceptualise a […]Read more "The Language of Your Thoughts"
‘History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.” In the book, ‘The Sense of an Ending’, the reader learns about the various events of Tony Webster’s life which are weaved together by him through the narratives he constructs. There is little other evidence to corroborate […]Read more "Adrian’s Quote : The Axis of the Novel (Sense of an Ending)"
In this extract, Oscar Wilde mocks the ideals of Victorian society by targeting the hypocrisy, self importance and idleness of the upper class society as well as the protocols, principles and social expectations through the use of interesting characters, humour and satirical language. Prior to this extract, which occurs in Algernon’s home in the city, […]Read more "The Importance of Being Ernest – literary analysis of extract"
In the ‘Fall of the House of Usher’, the writer makes this a dramatic opening by building an atmosphere of fear and gloom with vivid description of settings, and the thoughts of the narrator through the use of various literary devices. The author uses the setting to convey ideas, effects, and images, to establish a […]Read more "Fall of the House of Usher : The Dramatic Opening"