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Tolkien’s own Mr. Hyde, Gollum.


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is a tale made infamous amongst pop culture. The term’s Jekyll and Hyde are often used to refer to a… Continue reading

Young and Old Frankenstein, A Parody Parallels.


  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has been adapted in an amplitude of ways for both the stage and screen. Often in the screen adaptations many different aspects of the original are changed however… Continue reading

Manfred, a confessional.


Lord Byron lived one of the more interesting lives of the romantic poets. He has been recognized as the most flamboyant and notorious of the romantic poets. His work Manfred is one of… Continue reading

Coleridge’s “Christabel” and Pyschological and Sexual Frustrations


     Samuel Taylor Coleridge attempts a mighty handful of ambiguous themes with his work “Christabel.” In this work, ambitiously planned for seven parts yet only spanning two, Coleridge discusses unique and strange relationships… Continue reading

William Blake, Chimney Sweeping the Church.


   William Blake throughout his life was a man of religious beliefs. However being reverent of the Bible he was hostile to the Church of England and to all forms of organized religion.… Continue reading

Olaudah Equiano, the First of Many.


Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was a former slave who lived from around 1745 to 1797. His work is still extremely influential today as he left his footprint in literature as… Continue reading

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