Sex And Love In Orwell’s 1984

George Orwells novel 1984 explores intimate human relationships in a bleak futuristic society as experienced by protagonist Winston Smith. Since there are few bonds stronger than those developed from loving relationships among family, friends, and lovers, the only entity acceptable to love in Oceania is the face of the Party, Big Brother. This restriction is…(Continue Reading)

Shakespeare’s Plays: A Tale Of Betrayal

Literary works; be they plays, short stories, or novels, usually describe events with a view to presenting various themes to audiences. Such works build on their respective themes based on the individual characters’ actions, experiences, dispositions, or utterances. Like a typical literary work, William Shakespeare’s 17th century Antony and Cleopatra play presents audiences with a…(Continue Reading)

The downfall of Macbeth

Macbeth is a tragic play. There are several key moments which lead to the tragic hero’s downfall: firstly when Macbeth meets the three witches in Act 1 Scene 1, secondly when he decides to kill King Duncan in Act 1, and finally the order of the killing of Macduff’s wife and children just before Lady…(Continue Reading)