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What ‘Romeo and Juliet’ shows us about love
Most people, lit and non-lit lovers alike, would have heard of Romeo and Juliet.
What does King Lear show us about blindness?
If you had to give up on one of your sensory faculties, what would it be? Sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch – take your pick. Go on.
What The Merchant of Venice tells us about racism and prejudice
This is a particularly uncomfortable time to be re-reading The Merchant of Venice.Read More »
Why are books so dangerous? Reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Brave New World’
Dystopian fiction is a popular genre in most high school English curricula, and for good reason.
Why is Hamlet such a fascinating character?
In my post on Macbeth, I propose that one of the reasons for our long-standing fascination with Macbeth the character is his outsized boldness.
Your ultimate guide to simile, metaphor, analogy & conceit
One of the first literary devices most English students learn is ‘simile’, which is derived from the Latin word ‘similis’, meaning ‘like’.
Understanding self-conscious men: reading ‘Othello’ and ‘Cymbeline’
Before we get down and nerdy to literary business, here’s a synopsis of this post: