‘Literature explores the conflict between order and chaos’

This is my recent essay comparing John Webster's, 'The Duchess of Malfi' and a selection of Samuel Coleridge's poetry, an interesting comparison nevertheless; but it was a part of my A level English course (OCR exam board, mark 30/30). Both Webster and Coleridge explore the conflict between order and chaos via the symbolism of religion, …

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How literature is vital for the Silver Screen

“The book is better than the movie”.  For decades, readers have reiterated the same phrase when new films are released, “the book is better than the film” the line became a critical reflex in reaction to one mediocre screen version after the other. Arguably movies such as the ‘The Hunger Games’ or the ‘Golden compass’ …

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4 inspiring stories from 4 inspirational people

Having listened to many 'inspirational' talks and people, talking about their life and stories - sharing life lessons and morals, these four talks have stuck in my mind and I continue to mention them in discussion with friends and family. For me, this is a good sign of an interesting, inspiring and engaging talk - …

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British Mannerisms: 10 things only Brits will understand

I have noticed that I have a large international reader base and having a wider audience is a great way to connect around the world, yet the British culture is full of mannerisms, subtleties & unwritten social rules that I thought it would be fun to list 10 very ‘British’ things that exist in British …

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