William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

I studied Hamlet at University but have always had a love for Shakespeare since being very young and taking trips to Stratford Upon Avon with my grandparents as a child. I think Shakespeare scares a lot of people as the language can be complicated so readers are easy to give up and read something aContinue reading “William Shakespeare’s Hamlet”

Review on ‘the Scarlet letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I read this novel a few years ago as a friend had recommended it and I loved it that much I decided to write my A Level English coursework around it. It’s a classic novel that is definitely a part of my ‘must read’ list! It’s a romance novel with an historical twist as itContinue reading “Review on ‘the Scarlet letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne”

Review on ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare

I thought I’d write a slightly different post today and tell you all about one of my favourite Shakespearean plays: Othello. This is less of a review and more of an analysis, similar to my post about my dissertation! Othello is a tragic play, about a black Soldier who marries a white Senator’s daughter butContinue reading “Review on ‘Othello’ by William Shakespeare”

Review on ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee

I read this during my second year at University (can you see the theme appearing, I promise I do read outside of education!) as a part of the American South module that I studied. Now, whilst the themes that are studied are very prominent both in the time it was written and in today’s society,Continue reading “Review on ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee”

An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation

The title for my undergraduate dissertation was ‘Women and Genre in Shakespeare’s plays’. I really enjoyed researching and writing this piece and was so proud to have learnt that I achieved a 1:1 grade for it! I also have a Shakespearean quote as a tattoo that reads; ‘though she be but little, she is fierce’Continue reading “An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation”