Animal Farm and Communism: Analysis

The allegorical fable, Animal Farm, aggressively satirises communist rule under Joseph Stalin. Using a range of (satirical and literary devices, features and forms) it completely annihilates the viability of communism through scathingly exposing its follies. Progression of the novel Animal Farm sees audiences engage in critical self-judgement of the inevitable conversion of communist government into…

Kierkegaard and Johannes de silentio’s Religious Stages

Søren Kierkegaard, famously known as a ‘knight of faith’, was a religious author who later donned the title of the first existentialist philosopher in history. Furthermore, faith and religion played large roles in outlining many of his works and life. In his work, Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard outlined the three stages of life: the aesthetic,…

Conflict in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet vs. Shakespeare’s

Shakespeare’s original play, Romeo and Juliet and Luhrmann’s appropriated version, both investigate different types of conflict. The two texts are set in completely contrasting social and historical contexts of Elizabethan England to Southern California in Verona Beach. Despite the contrast of the two settings, both texts explore the external conflict which stemmed from the family…