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Author: English Literary Association DCAC

LIVING IN A SPACE OPERA UNIVERSE WITHOUT REALIZING IT

“Don’t Panic”, reads the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Embrace this message while humming along to the Journey of the Sorcerer by The Eagles. In a parallel universe “an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. Another problem exists: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time.”

DESIRE IS A ROCK

 Sisyphus has finally neared the top. This is the end of one lifetime.

He has lost his ability to poetry about the struggle. Camus lied. The journey only fills a man’s heart but once.

Whatever he has ever desired is forever lost along the length of his nape. The mountain never was the longest distance.

He has the inability to pray.

AN EXISTENTIAL READING OF FRANKENSTEIN

“Every existent is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness and dies by chance.” – Jean-Paul Sartre.

Contrary to popular interpretation which has Frankenstein as merely a tale of a horrifying monster who provokes fear and causes harm, Mary Shelley, the author of the 1818 novel, had originally maintained the creature as a complex and multi-dimensional character.

RETHINKING CLEOPATRA & BOLEYN

Crippled by the burden of the womb, is a woman truly more limited than a man? Does the colour of ambition bloom on her and if that ambition does sprout, will it bud-like flowers slipping through cracks on washed-out walls or will she pile up as another man woman in the attic?