Literature Corner

 

The Literature Corner is a YouTube series analysing works of literature and picking apart the way that we study them.

 

Full length literature analysis

 

The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter) Part Two

In-depth analysis of The Courtship of Mr Lyon, The Tiger's Bride and The Company of Wolves. In her retellings of fairytales such as the Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast, Angela Carter explores issues of gender and deception, bringing in Gothic tropes such as masks and disguises.

 

The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter) Part One

A controversial writer who took fairy tales and attempted to restore the latent content within them. The title story of the collection retells the folk tale of Bluebeard. It also explores sexuality and corruption.

 

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

In-depth review and analysis of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, one of the famous Bronte sisters. This novel, the only one she ever published, was notorious for its extreme melodrama and violence, contained within the isolated, Gothic landscape of the moors.

 

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

In-depth review and analysis of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American novel which captured both sides of the roaring twenties, exploring equality and the limitations of social class.

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