October 16, 2009
Eveline: the problems of adolescence

"The undiscovered country from which no traveller returns" says Hamlet.


What does Eveline have in common with Hamlet's argumentation?

A lot I would say...


Compare Eveline and Hamlet's lines


The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action

September 24, 2009
On first reading On Chesil Beach


Describe your reaction on first reading the novel On Chesil Beach-

I found it extremely well written. What about you?

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