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‘Gothic literature demonstrates the consequences of disrupting the natural order of things.’ Consider the texts you have read in light of this comment [40 marks]

Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ sees Frankenstein disrupt the natural order of things through his act of playing god. The text addresses the consequences of this deed, in the form of the intellectual and physical decline of its protagonist, whose “fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature” (Gilbert and Gubar) brings death and destruction to those around him: “I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch whose delight was carnage and misery”. 816 more words

Writing

A Matter of Cultural Demise

I went to buy a book made of paper today.  There aren’t many stores today that cater to people who buy books made out of paper.   246 more words

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Art Thou Pale For Weariness

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye… 7 more words

AUTUMN ASPECT

FRENCH PROVERB – Autumn is the hush before Winter.

Adelaide, South Australia, has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and moderate rainfall.  It has hot, dry summers.  589 more words

Filming begins: Day 1

I’ve been in London the past two days. Today I went with two student interns and filmed our first scene at The Serpentine in Hyde Park. 148 more words

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