“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Hyde’ was written by author Robert Louis Stevenson and was first published on the 5th of January 1886. Narrated by lawyer Mr Utterson, he attempts […]

“The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.” ‘The Silence Of The lambs’ was written by Thomas Harris and was first published in 1988. The storyline of ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ follows Clarice Starling as she attempts to find out who the Buffalo Bill serial killer is. In doing this her only […]

“MISERY is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform.” ‘Berenice’ was written by Edgar Allan Poe and was first published in March of 1835. Berenice follows the life of its narrator Egaeus, who suffers from Monomania – Which is more commonly known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Throughout the text Egaeus forms a growing obsession with […]

Misunderstanding: noun; a failure to understand something correctly.           Synonyms: misinterpretation,  misjudgement, confusion or simply the wrong idea. Prejudice: noun; a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or an actual experience.                                     […]

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” In all of Burton’s texts his main characters always have a goal or a purpose of which they are trying to accomplish, Even though it may seem far fetched or out of the standard social norm. For Todd he was driven by his goal of revenge which caused […]

I doubt these quotes will be useful. But I need something to start with. Allusion: “Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.” Allusion: “But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered […]

“Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart.” ‘The Black Cat’ written by author Edgar Allan Poe and was published on August 19th 1843. Along with many other short stories, Poe writes of a character who loses their […]

“It seemed to be a near contradiction to say that there are truths imprinted on the soul, which it perceives or understands not; imprinting if it signify anything, being nothing else but the making certain truths to be perceived.” John Locke was an English philosopher, who was an influential thinker to the era of enlightenment. […]

“The silence was unbroken, the darkness gave no token.” ‘The Raven’, was written by author Edgar Allan Poe in January of 1845. ‘The Raven’ tells the story of a man who is grieving for his recently passed mistress, when one night during a storm a raven starts knocking on his window seeking refuge. The raven […]

how to deal with people with different religious views than you. Thomas Hobbes “all of us start off in life with minds that are blank” – Locke “everything we think and know are from what we own experiences.” – Locke ideas we make when we are young are more important to when we are older, […]