Textual Dynamics Creative: Le author de morte (The Death of the Author)

                            My fingers brush across the mystical forests, the quaint cottages, the rustic farms – all so different to the gentle leisureliness of the chambers in the castle, the drawing rooms. Everything was sharper, clearer, the key lines of narrative fate spread before … Continue reading Textual Dynamics Creative: Le author de morte (The Death of the Author)

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Band 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning + F.S Fitzgerald:: Sonnets + The Great Gatsby

             Reflected within the composer’s construction of a text are changing values and perspectives, which are essential for understanding the influence of social, cultural and historical contexts. Both Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s (EBB) poetry ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese’, 1845 and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ (TGG), 1925, explore similar … Continue reading Band 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning + F.S Fitzgerald:: Sonnets + The Great Gatsby

Band 6 Go Back to Where you Came From + My Place

          Due to the innate nature of discovery, it becomes an intrinsic urge for man to explore and to be enlightened by an intense journey that can shift or challenge perspectives on the individual and their society. Discovery as a transformative process has the ability to influence an individual’s perception of … Continue reading Band 6 Go Back to Where you Came From + My Place

Band 5/6 Crucible + Obama + Bhutan Feature Article

Powerful acts of representation shape the political outcomes and ideologies made by composers, position audiences to perceive their perspective favourably. The Crucible (1953), a play by Arthur Miller set in the late 17th Century, utilises the features of theatre to represent the corruptive influence of power from maintaining the orthodoxy of the Puritan Church. Barrack … Continue reading Band 5/6 Crucible + Obama + Bhutan Feature Article

Band 5 /6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours (Sexuality & Apathetic Society)

           Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway (1925) and Stephen Daldry’s film The Hours (2002), an extrapolation, both examine overlapping and interwoven ideas that reflect on controversies prevalent at the time of their productions. Woolf, set in the turn of the 20th century, examined the tension between individual and society as radical … Continue reading Band 5 /6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours (Sexuality & Apathetic Society)

Band 5/6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours

        The social and philosophical paradigms last century has been characterised by wide scale and extremely rapid change as both Modernism and early 21st century United States were shaped by extraordinary social upheaval. This is demonstrated through the connection of the values and choices between the 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway, which presents a day’s … Continue reading Band 5/6 Mrs Dalloway + The Hours