One Direction And Foolish Comparisons- A Rant

Earlier this weekend, I happened to be flicking through the music section of the Telegraph when I noticed a picture of the seemingly inescapable boyband One Direction staring up at the camera. I thought nothing of it for an instant, but my eyes drifted over to the accompanying caption: "Springsteen-esque: One Direction's new album is … Continue reading One Direction And Foolish Comparisons- A Rant

Femininity in ‘Frankenstein’

Mary Shelley’s presentation of women in ‘Frankenstein’ is one of the novel’s great paradoxes, in that they are held in almost reverential regard, yet still remain crudely objectified and viewed as possessions. This idea is first made clearly evident in Victor’s first description of his “cousin” Elizabeth, “a child fairer than pictured cherub”, giving Victor’s … Continue reading Femininity in ‘Frankenstein’