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Exploring Cormac Mccarthy’s Road By L L Hughes
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This critical essay is intended to encourage further and deeper investigation of the themes contained in Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road.
Thomas Love Peacock – Critic of the Excesses of Romantic Ideology By L L Hughes
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Thomas Love Peacock is renowned for his criticism and amused mockery towards the excessive idealism of Shelley and his contemporaries. Using his works, Nightmare Abbey, Gryll Grange and The Four Ages... More > of Poetry, this essay explores why Peacock deserves this reputation.< Less
Joyce's Dubliners By L L Hughes
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Joyce described Dubliners as written ‘for the most part in a style of scrupulous meanness’. This essay looks at how this ‘meanness’ operates in two stories of the collection:... More > “Eveline’ and ‘A Little Cloud’.< Less
Is Satirical Comedy a Contradiction in Terms? By L L Hughes
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Satire is destructive and comedy is creative. Does this make satirical comedy a contradiction? Using the plays of Ben Jonson this suggested paradox is considered.
The Glassblower's Breath By L L Hughes
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'A critical study of Sunetra Gupta's 'The Glassblower's Breath' by L L Hughes. 'Here's the new rule: Break the wineglass, and fall towards the glassblower's breath'. The above quotation is taken from... More > a thirteenth century mystical poem written by the famous Sufi poet, Jalaluddin Rumi. Sunetra Gupta has woven a powerful novel by threading phrases of the Rumi poem throughout her narrative thus adding depth and relevance to the meaning of her tale. This, together with other pertinent allusions discovered within the novel, will be discussed in this essay.< Less
A Study of the Expression of Lawrence Durrell’s Heraldic Universe By L L Hughes
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This thesis explores some of the sources and idioms that influenced Durrell when he created his unique Heraldic Universe which is inherent in all of Durrell’s major works. It also illustrates... More > how he applied his system to his writing by referring to four of his key literary novels: The Black Book, The Alexandria Quartet, The Revolt of Aphrodite and The Avignon Quintet.< Less
Existentialism – In and On the Road By L L Hughes
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A basic exploration of the philosophy of existentialism in The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Re-reading these two novels with this new approach should encourage more in... More > depth thought about the messages they both deliver.< Less
Can Revenge Be Justified? By L L Hughes
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In the Christian society of Elizabethan England revenge was viewed as unchristian and socially errant but dramatic representations tended to substantiate the revenger and demand our collaboration... More > with him. How was this achieved?< Less

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