“White Bear” is the second episode of the second season in the Netflix show, Black Mirror. It was written by the series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by Carl Tibbetts.  White bear explores many themes including justice and demonisation. There are notable similarities between White Bear and real murder cases. When an abhorrant […]

The movie, Ferdinand, produced by Blue Sky Studios, is based on the book, The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf. Ferdinand is a story about a friendly bull named Ferdinand and his opposition to bullfighting. Through this exciting, colourful and fun movie many themes are explored including how we exploit animals and whether or not […]

Beauty Queens is a satire about a group of beauty queens who are stranded on an island and thus removed from the patriarchal rules that shape their daily lives. It is a commentary on society and what happens when people are removed from it. Essentially, it is a female take of Lord of the Flies […]

In the book Looking for Alaska, John Green uses Alaska to illustrate how pain is romanticized. In the book Looking for Alaska, Alaska is a deeply deeply sad person who often says depressing lines such as “you all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.” In the book, the character Alaska is seen by […]

In the duology, Flawed and Perfect, Cecelia Ahern uses the protagonist Celestine North and the utopian society to explain how humans strive for perfection and what they are willing to compromise in order to achieve this. The flawed society is set in the not-too-distant future after the country has experienced a very difficult time. “Banks […]

A man walks into the market looking to pick up women. He asks the village player for help. The village player says “Watch and learn.” He walks up to a woman selling honey and says “Do you have any honey, honey?” The woman gives him honey and a kiss.He walks up to another woman selling […]

https://www.shmoop.com/lord-of-the-flies/power-quotes-2.html In Lord of the Flies written by William Golding in 1954 is a book about a group of British boys being stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. This book is an allegory. This means that the story is a vehicle for metaphors that represent greater ideas of the […]

SENSES SIGHT: Blue, dirty, plastic. It looks a bit like blue, plastic, popsicle sticks SOUND: It generates no sound automatically. However, it makes the sound of plastic hitting plastic if you hit the plastic against the plastic SMELL: Sour and dusty TASTE: I am not tasting this FEEL: frigid, rough, plastic, hard It is used […]

It was a bright cold day in April. The clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith had his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind. He slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions. He was not quick enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.

The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings […]