“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying […]

Conflict, both internal and external in Macbeth helps the audience understand the struggles Macbeth suffered throughout the story.  “I am in bloodStepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”–Macbeth, Act III, scene iv  This quote is stated immediately after Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo who shames […]

Ambition can be interpreted in many different shapes and forms and is spread from person to person since they were young, inflicted by literature for thousands of years. Whether its a dream to achieve a goal or an emotion to break through, ambition is everywhere. Take for example these four texts; the novel ‘The Art […]

In the film Gattaca, Andrew Niccol creates the idea that you are an invalid and are disadvantaged if you are naturally born, also know as “faith birth”. Gattaca is futuristic film built of warning the unaware of the dangers of genetic selection. The name Gattaca is composed entirely of letters used to label the nucleotide bases […]

Idea of the film: If you are naturally conceived then you are an invalid and disadvantaged.  Gattaca is composed entirely of the letters used to label the nucleotide bases of DNA. The four nitrogen bases of DNA are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. These are known as “GATA or CA” – hence GATTACA. Gattaca is a futuristic […]

Car Shot = Long Shot       2. Vincent = Mid Shot       3. Jerome = Mid Shot       4. Vincent = Mid Shot       5. Jerome = Mid Shot       6. Vincent = Mid Shot       7. Jerome = Closeup       […]

INTRODUCTION Every year thousands of greyhounds die, and its our fault.  Greyhounds are dogs born and bred to race against each other, their life expectancy is 10-12 years but because of racing incidents such as heart attacks, heatstroke, electrocution, fractured skulls, broken necks, and more than 3,000 broken legs every year, most racing greyhounds only survive […]

In English literature, William Shakespeare is one of the most famous and influential authors. His early work  consisted of comedies and histories, until around the early 1600’s, when he began primarily writing tragedies such as Othello, Hamlet and Macbeth. His style of writing was unique, he used a metrical pattern known as blank verse that […]

Characters: Macbeth Messenger Seyton Summary: Macbeth boasts that his castle can withstand a siege indefinitely but its disturbed by the cry of women. Hearing that Lady Macbeth is dead, he reflects on the pointlessness of life. A messenger brings news that Birnam wood appears to be moving and  Macbeth begins to wonder whether the Witches […]

Characters: Doctor Macbeth Malcolm Menteth Siward Soldiers Summary: As Macbeth struggles into his armour , the doctor leaves, wishing he were well away from Dunsinane. The two armies opposing  Macbeth have joined forces. Malcolm orders that every man must cut down a bough from Birnam wood so that they can conceal the army’s true size, […]