Death is inevitable. It will come to all. The text’s Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Gattaca written by Andrew Niccol, Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelly and Fear of Dying by Claire Galpin all contain, or are based around characters that have varying degrees of understanding of this concept and largely different reactions. Macbeth and Ozymandias – both ‘great’ […]

In the poem Osymandias Shelly conveys the underlying theme of hubris through alliteration, quotation and other language effects. In the beginning of the poem, when speaking of the expression found on a broken statue Shelly quotes the sneer as having ‘cold command’. The use of alliteration draws our attention to this line, putting emphasis on […]

Gattaca History has shown us everything we need to know in terms of what to change in order to create a better future. However, selective memory and the very human tendency of denial in the face of discomfort or hardship lands us living as our ancestors did, repeating history, none the wiser. This is one […]

“Describe at least one idea that changed your perspective or point of view from the film.” “There is no gene for human spirit.” In a world where humans are engineered in a lab – made, to be perfect this quote is particularly pertinent. Jerome – a leading character in the film Gattaca – proves these […]

    Hello. to begin my speech I would like you to -ignore your gender for a moment – and imagine that today you find out that you are pregnant. I know gentlemen that it is not something you ever imagined for yourself, but you are going to have a baby. Immediately you start to […]

Macbeths Decent To Hell  The decent into hell is easy. Truly it was easy for Macbeth, who, after an initial resistance toward the murder of Duncan, seemed to slide into the role of a cold blooded murderer unconsciously and effortlessly.  As Macbeth made this decent, his people and subjects opinion of him with in turn […]

act one, scene one: Characters: 3 witches 3 witches conversing, deciding to meet Macbeth on the heath after the battle is done            Witches “when the hurlyburly’s done when the battle’s lost and won” First of many paradoxes used by the witches. “fair is foul and foul is fair”   act […]

There are two fundamental psychological human needs. One is the need for control, the other is the need for relatedness – as, after all, we are social beings by nature. Through our phones and text language we are able to communicate at all hours, with people on the other side of the world a mind […]