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Popular Courses – English Literature

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Popular Courses in English Literature:

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein

-Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror is considered by Brian Aldiss to be the forerunner of the Science Fiction genre.

Dennis Kelly – DNA

-Dennis Kelly’s 2008 play deals with a harrowing story of teenage bullying and peer pressure. The darkest of comedies.

Shelagh Delaney – A Taste of Honey

-Delaney’s trailblazing 1961 drama was among the first to deal with working class issues in working class language.

Meera Syal – Anita and Me

-Being teenage is never easy. In 1972 Meena is about to start that journey. Anita is her guide.

William Golding – Lord of the Flies

-What happens when you maroon a group of schoolboys on a desert island? Nature can be savage.

George Orwell –  1984

-The book that gave us the adjective, Orwellian. 1984 is a picture of a grim future under mass surveillance.

George Orwell – Animal Farm

-All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others. Orwell’s political analogy is not a petting zoo.

William Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice

-Shylock’s bond entitles him to a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Would he attempt to collect on such a debt?

William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

-‘In fair Verona where we lay our scene’ – Maybe the greatest work of romantic literature ever created.

William Shakespeare – Macbeth

– Witches, horses eating each other, and lots of bloody murder. This play is not one for date night.

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

-In Bradbury’s dystopia, books have been banned. The job of the firemen is now to burn paper, which ignites at 451° F

John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath

-The great depression along with the weather event known as the Dustbowl forced many Americans west. They were not made to feel welcome.

 

 

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