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The Three Witches and Macbeth – Essay

In many of Shakespeare’s plays there exists relationships between characters; these relationships in many cases influence the direction in which the play goes. For example, in the “The Merchant Of Venice” the elopement of Lorenzo and Jessica is what triggers Shylock’s rage and blind desire for revenge, which sets the stage and… Continue Reading →

God’s Grandeur – Hopkins’s Poetry Notes

Summary This sonnet celebrates the greatness of  God. Hopkin marvels at God’s  magnificence. He does not understand why people ignore God. He laments the  damage that we are doing to the planet, but believes that nature can never be destroyed. Themes God & Nature – God’s greatness is evident everywhere in … Continue Reading →

Vivid imagery in Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry – Essay

Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry changes everyday scenes to vivid imagery. Bishop has a keen eye for detail as she converts the visual images that she sees into words of poetic language that creates vivid images in the reader’s mind. The poem “The Fish” is bombarded with intense imagery of the fish…. Continue Reading →

Spring – Hopkins’ Poetry Notes

Summary Written during a tough period in Hopkin’s life, living in Liverpool. Inspired by the death of a blacksmith parishioner whom he cared for. This poem marks the change between his positivity about Nature and God to his dark sonnets. Themes Physical & Mental Suffering Felix’s body decays as the four diseases fight to kill… Continue Reading →

Macbeth & Banquo: Friendship and Differences

From the beginning of the play, Banquo is seen a Macbeth’s closest friend. In the start, Macbeth and Banquo are loyal, honourable and impressive warriors in the king’s army. Later in the play we see Banquo as being a contrast to Macbeth as Macbeth’s ambition and selfishness takes over. Banquo… Continue Reading →

Casablanca – Important Quotes to Memorize

“Here’s looking at you, Kid.” – Rick “We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” – Rick “Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.” – Ilsa “Who are you really, and what were you before?… Continue Reading →