Chimamanda Adichie attempts to “delve into the violence, corruption, and hopelessness of Nigeria…under Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha” through the mirroring of Kambili’s father as well as the burgeoning development of Kambili herself. Which is, indirectly, in conflict with this restrictive regime both externally as a representation of Nigeria’s post-colonial civil wars and internally,... Continue Reading →
A 'Retrieval Challenge Grid' for the revision of our upcoming A-level Literature Mock Exam. Topics covered include 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Othello' and 'Poems of the Decade'
A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice Examine the view that the conflict between Stanley and Blanche is primarily based on their difference in social class. 'A play about secrets and the catastrophic consequences of their exposure' In light of this statement explore Williams' presentation of secrets... Continue Reading →
Link to previous work and extracts on: Young Pip Transition points: Pip begins his journey as a gentleman London and Pip’s new life Returning to the Forge & Satis House Cyclical plot structure – back to the marshes and young Pip. Reconciliation and resolution. Revise use of serialisation in the novel for effect. Start... Continue Reading →
‘Othello’ is a socio-critique of the flaws in Jacobean society and of the presentation of stereotypes based on race. Shakespeare presents race and the characterization of Othello through his marriage to Desdemona, how others treat him and his initially strong “reputation”. His reputability deteriorates as the play progresses leading to his downfall. Shakespeare exemplifies... Continue Reading →
The characterisation of Othello was presented through the dominant ideology of the predilection, prejudice and paragon image of race. The portrayal of the eponymous character in the play was stereotypically insinuated to be savage, violent and aggressive; however, was based on falsehood in order to expose Iago’s duplicitous character and ultimately Othello’s hamartia. ... Continue Reading →
Black Face, Maligned Race: The Representation of Blacks in English Shakespeare and the Power of the Face National Theatre Podcast: Emilia and Desdemona: Women in Othello