“The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.” Philosophers of the 18th Century looked for new ways to understand the acquisition of knowledge and human behaviour . Understanding their theories allows us an insight into Mary Shelley’s intentions in her gothic novel, Frankenstein. The overall intention that Mary Shelley had to do […]

1715-1789 What actually is it? – The age of enlightenment is also known as the age of reason, or the Century/age of philosophy. this is a period of time in the 18th century from 1715-1785 where there were significant discoveries and improvements in many ways of life, some of those being politics, religion, science, technology, […]

    Sometimes I wonder if my whole life has been an illusion, or at least if what I have perceived as my life, has been an illusion. But if there is one thing that I have learned, it is that reality is only what you make it; and whether you make a good reality […]

Sometimes expectation can be a dampener, sometimes it can lead to disappointment in reality. If you expect the world of every simple thing, life will seem very dull, but if you expect reality from the world, then every simple thing can/will be amazing, and above expectation. My topic is that of illusion and characters in […]

Overall feature: Character 4 texts: The Great Gatsby The Great and Powerful Oz The Harry Potter series The Rising trilogy Statement= Sometimes expectation can be a dampener, sometimes it can lead to disappointment in reality. If you expect the world of every simple thing, life will seem very dull, but if you expect reality from […]

Family Holiday, S Daly, Phenomena, Short story Question (a): the first event would be the “flimsy bridge” and the second event would be the underwater ledge that “drops away pretty sharply”. Question (b): Onomatopaeia= “crashed” the writer uses this verbal feature to portray a negative feeling or a feeling that the sea is a dangerous […]

The topic of illusion in this novel is strongly based around the two peninsulas of Long Island; one of which is, East Egg. F. Scott Fitzgerald has shown that the illusion that surrounds this setting is the illusion of the American dream in the way that this setting represents the fake/false American Dream. East Egg […]

CHARACTER= Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. Character 1) Gatsby: Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, in more than one way. The first way is that he literally made the name and persona ‘Gatsby” up. He was a poor working class boy with poor farming parents and he decided that […]

Chapter One: Nick Carraway= pg.5 = “I lived in West Egg, the – well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.” Nick= pg.6 = “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the […]

What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story? Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. This makes him a good narrator because he isn’t quick […]