“No matter how many times she tried to imagine that scene with the yellow light that she knew had been there, she had to struggle to visualize it. She was beaten in the dark, and she had remained there, on a cold, dark kitchen floor.” Liesel subconsciously thought. What author Markus Zusak is doing here […]

“No matter how many times she tried to imagine that scene with the yellow light that she knew had been there, she had to struggle to visualize it. She was beaten in the dark, and she had remained there, on a cold, dark kitchen floor.” Liesel subconsciously thought. What author Markus Zusak is doing here […]

“First the colours. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try.” This is the very beginning of the prologue. I expect that colours are going to be heavily symbolic in The Book Thief either symbolising the key emotions or main groups of people in the story. Based on […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald is an American author whose stories are set in the ‘Roaring 20s’; the time period that he himself was a part of. A common connection between Fitzgerald’s many novels and short stories is the symbolic use of the weather in these stories to portray the mood, tone and characters emotions. In the […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald is an American writer who crafted short stories and novels set in the ‘Roaring 20s’ (1920’s). A common feature that connects many of Fitzgerald’s pieces of fiction together, is the appearance of a “golden girl” character, that is to say a beautiful female character who the protagonist longs to be with, however […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film based on the short story by Scott Fitzgerald. The film is about a boy named Benjamin who is born in an old man’s body and physically ages backwards. Because of his physical appearance he is often treated differently to others, however he still goes through similar […]