Character Analysis: Macbeth

Characters in play can be assessed by studying the following aspects What do they say, what do they do and what do others say about them What are the beliefs, values and motivations How much do they succeed in practicing what they preach Who are they made to be in conflict with or how do … Continue reading Character Analysis: Macbeth

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls by J B Priestlyis an interesting play which thrills the reader in several different ways. Written in 1912, this play is a mixture of social criticism, religious idealism and family drama.         The play opens in Mr. Birling's dining room where the family is hosting a dinner. Present in … Continue reading An Inspector Calls

The Strange and Accusative Case of the Missing Operatives

    This incident happened when I was living at 221C Baker Street London. I was very interested in herpetology and, besides snakes, had animals of other species too as my pets at that time. My favourite ones were ‘do, does and did’: three mouses, sorry mice, which had all the freedom to move about. … Continue reading The Strange and Accusative Case of the Missing Operatives

The Sea Eats the Land at Home

Notes by Sreekumar K Kofi Awoonor’s poem The Sea Eats the Land at Home, using a string of concrete visual images,  depicts the tragic picture of a people losing themselves and their belongings. It is possible that the poem has an allegorical slant too, since the poet does not say home on land but land … Continue reading The Sea Eats the Land at Home

An example of an integrated model class across three different subjects: Civics, Literature, and Maths

SK The Constitution of India has a short and sweet preamble. A preamble is kind of an introduction which has a great bearing on the main text. The preamble of our constitution expresses the constitution’s true spirit. With a majority of two third votes in the Parliament, almost all of the constitution can be amended. … Continue reading An example of an integrated model class across three different subjects: Civics, Literature, and Maths

The student I will never forget

My Student : My Teacher   Often I am asked why I have 'swasth' as my e-mail Id. And therein hangs a tale. Our school, Sri Atmananda Memorial, Malakkara, Chengannur, Kerala, is an international school with a unique teaching approach which helps children develop at their own pace. It is based on teacher-student relationship. Students … Continue reading The student I will never forget

The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy

The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy is a dramatic monologue uttered by a dolphin in an aquarium. We hear only the words of the dolphin. In very simple terms, the dolphin expresses its painful confinement which in turn symbolizes human condition and suffering. The poem pivots around the concept of freedom. Having made a general … Continue reading The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy

The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy

Explain The Darkling Thrush as an attempt by the poet to search for meaning. Thomas Hardy turned to writing poetry being accused of writing depressing and tragic novels. However, he continued in his sad strain even in his poetry, though at times he tried to mitigate his pessimism by referring to remote hopes. The Darkling … Continue reading The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy