Literary Themes: The Dangerous Nature of Science

Since the enlightenment period, there have been major breakthroughs in science and technology that has lead to a major social debate about its place in our lives because of the dangers of its potential misuse. Many writers who touch on this subject in their writing see the positive effects science has on life and its necessity in some cases, however, it is important to note that they do not condone the flagrant unethical misuse of science against humans, and to some authors, even animals. Continue reading “Literary Themes: The Dangerous Nature of Science”

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Justice League Dark: Let’s Take A Walk On The Dark Side

As a massive comic book fan, it’s no surprise that there are some characters that I enjoy reading about over others, and in terms of DC comics some of my favourite characters include: Zatanna Zatara and John Constantine. One of the best things about this animated movie, Justice League Dark, is that it not only has these two characters and others, but that the film highlights why I love these characters so much, and after watching the Constantine in the TV series, I just knew I had to watch him in this. Continue reading “Justice League Dark: Let’s Take A Walk On The Dark Side”

DEADPOOL: The Complete Collection Of… Awesomeness

Since we are a little bit into the new year now, I thought it would be good to share my thoughts of on one of the best films of 2016 and this was definitely one of them. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the sequel, but at least I have the comic books to hold me over until then…   Continue reading “DEADPOOL: The Complete Collection Of… Awesomeness”

Beyond Setting: The Importance of Culture and Society in World Building and Characterisation

“The culture of a society is the way of life of its members; the collection of ideas and habits which they learn, share and transmit from generation to generation.” ~ Ralph Linton

We, as humans, have to behave according to the guidelines we learn as children from the adults around us. As a result of this shared culture, all members of any given society – whether real or imagined – are able to communicate and cooperate without confusion and disorder. This idea of a shared culture within any society is a crucial aspect of world building and creating diverse yet realistic relatable characters. It also makes for a more realistic world that a reader or viewer will become more immersed in. Continue reading “Beyond Setting: The Importance of Culture and Society in World Building and Characterisation”

Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” And Its Incestuous Theme

It has been argued by some critics that much of the power of Emily Bronte’s text comes from the inevitable tragedy deep within the plot from the beginning. Many critics describe the intense, transcendent love between Heathcliff and Catherine as doomed since they were unlikely to ever have a normal life together. One of the reasons why their love is inevitably doomed from the start is because of their initial relationship through the fostering of Heathcliff by Catherine’s father, they are ultimately brother and sister. Continue reading “Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” And Its Incestuous Theme”

A Movie That Will Turn You “Inside Out”

Monsters. Inc, Finding Nemo, Toy Story – I have a real love for Pixar animations, especially the ones that mess with my emotions like the ones listed and these are some of my all-time favourite films. So, when I saw the trailer for Inside Out, I immediately fell head over heels in love and was desperate to see it. From the trailer, I was expecting a film like no other and for it to take me on a roller coaster of different emotions – it did not disappoint. Continue reading “A Movie That Will Turn You “Inside Out””