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Digital Story! Bus Eireann

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Stranger Than Fiction: “You Don’t Control Your Fate,” But You Can Tell Your Story

What stands out in Stranger Than Fiction isn’t just Harold’s lack of control over his fate; it is his lack of authorship over his life. He is not in control of his destiny, but neither is he the one writing … Continue reading

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Olunde: The Exiled Son Returns

Olunde is a very interesting character in his position between the Yoruban and European cultures and, admirably, Soyinka doesn’t stereotype him as the son who leaves his homeland to become cultured and worldly and then returns with snobbery towards his … Continue reading

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Dance and Language in Death and the King’s Horseman

While the second act continues some the themes of music and dance from the first act, it has a marked difference in tone. This difference is seen through the different presentation of music and dance. Whereas music and dance among … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Bliss: The Burden of Knowledge

Once you know, you can never ‘un-know.’ Once you see, you can’t simply shut your eyes without having to live with the knowledge of what you saw. This is what Coetzee seems to be reminding us of: the burden of … Continue reading

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“My Art Is Who I Am”: Artistic Identity in Andrea Del Sarto

In Andrea Del Sarto, Browning presents a portrayal of the artist as one who is born an artist, one who is created in order to create, you might say. He presents the ideal of an artist as being more than … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Volume III: Identity and Relationships

Jane’s reaction to the revelation of Rochester’s wife Bertha sheds an interesting light on her identity and her relationship with him. The immediate aftermath of the scene with Bertha in the attic is actually a bit of an anti-climax. We, … Continue reading

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