Poem Comparison Essays: ‘Prayer Before Birth’ and ‘War Photographer’

Essay #1 ‘Prayer Before Birth’ and ‘War Photographer’ both reveal poets who are captivated by aspects of society and at the same time are concerned to explore the effects society has on individuals. Both poems are well structured and have imposing language. Through her poem ‘War Photographer’, Carol Ann Duffy casts a harsh light on…

Dorothy Smith’s A Peculiar Eclipsing and Beyond Methodology: Analysis

Dorothy Smith is a feminist sociologist whose work can easily be applied to the interdisciplinary world of legal studies. In particular, A Peculiar Eclipsing and Beyond Methodology are two chapters that deal with the creation of power through discourse and how it may reinforce patriarchal power structures. The former chapter explores the history of exclusion…

Racism in ‘The Help’ and ‘Slave on the Block’

Both Tate Taylor’s 2011 film, ‘The Help’, and Langston Hughes’ short story ‘Slave on the Block’ express the issue of racism against African Americans in history, albeit exploring the topic in different ways. Taylor’s film homes in on the incredibly hostile and violent attitudes towards black people in the past by telling the story of…

King Lear: Character Analysis Act 1 and 2

King Lear is often viewed as one of Shakespeare’s more complex, enigmatic plays, with a well-defined and multifaceted titular protagonist, one who is steadily developed throughout the course of the narrative. As the story progresses, Lear is placed under constant, immense emotional and psychological stress as the situations and people around him change, and he…