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The Canterbury Tales

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale finalizes the distinction between the three wives in “The Canterbury Tales. ” An old widow along with her two daughters lives in a small cottage near a meadow. The widow keeps a magnificent rooster named Chaunticleer. “In all the land, for crowing, he’d no peer. HisRead More

Fancy tunic

We can also see humour in Absolon in the way that he dresses. From line 205 it describes him in almost as much detail as how Alison is described. He has ‘wyndow corven on his shoos’ (elegant patterned shoes), ‘In hoses rede he wente fetisly’ (red stockings), Ful faire andRead More

The American Dream

Miller makes the ending of ‘Death of a Salesman’ effective in terms of presenting the failures of the ‘American Dream’ by creating a tragedy of Willy Loman. Willy successfully commits suicide and the Loman family are now left with his life insurance money. In general the play is about money,Read More

Why do we dream

The idea of task-based learning is that students are given a substantial task or set of tasks to complete from which they will learn about a particular part of the specification. Students carry out the assignment set them, sometimes on their own, other times in small groups, by following guidelinesRead More

What do dreams mean, why would we have them?

To the common dictionary a dream is defined as “a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.” I agree with this statement because these things do occur in dreams. But what do dreams mean, why would we have them? AndRead More

Bromden’s dreams and distortions

Bromden’s dreams and distortions are the result of wrong attitudes to mental illness. He retreats into these hallucinations for safety and comfort. The effect of the hallucinations is to show literal manifestations of the metaphorical “grilling” of the members of the ward. This serves to convince the reader of Bromden’sRead More

Midsummer Nights Dream

The scene with the rehearsal of the play, is when the audience first witnesses Bottom’s speech disability. The title A Midsummer Nights Dream, I think, represents the dreamland that the characters are in when the ‘love juice’ is sprinkled on their eyes and the characters fall in love with theRead More

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Act 3 scene 2’s impact on the play is extremely significant. It is the dream which took place in Act 3 Scene 2, which creates the title ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream. ‘ This act is where most of the characters true personalities and intentions becomes apparent and where the audienceRead More

Night’s Dream

The wood in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ has been variously interpreted as a pretty and charming place, home to an innocent troupe of fairies, and a malevolent and threatening place, peopled by an altogether more sinister type of spirit. How would your set and costume designs for the scenes setRead More

Chasing the American Dream

After years of trying to succeed on my own, I gave up the chase for wealth, fame, and fortune with my very minimal college experience. I realized that success was not going to happen for me because I did not posses the skills necessary to achieve my goals. I hadRead More