Monthly Archives: December 2016

Skillsology Web Design Notes [40 out of 40, 2015]

Image of Chris Larham's Web Design exam result (100%, 2015).

Notes taken by Chris Larham while studying the Skillsology Web Design course, including information on HTML, CSS, and Information Architecture.

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Writing Selves: Understanding Autobiography ~ Journal [65%, 2007]

Image of the feedback sheet returned to Chris Larham, critiquing the journal [65%, 2007] submitted as part of the 'Writing Selves: Understanding Autobiography' module.

The texts which I will be discussing in this journal are Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ‘Confessions’, Primo Levi’s ‘If This is a Man’, J. G. Ballard’s ‘Empire of the Sun’, Lorna Sage’s ‘Bad Blood’, and Albert Camus’ ‘The First Man’.[…]

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Posted in English Degree [Bachelor of Arts]

A Close Analysis of Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Valentine’ [66%, 2004]

An image of the feedback sheet critiquing Chris Larham's close analysis of Carol Ann Duffy's 'Valentine' [66%, 2004].

In this close analysis of Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Valentine’, I intend to demonstrate that Duffy forces her gift of an onion onto the object of her affection – an honest, yet threatening, gesture. I will do this by working my way analytically through the poem, before highlighting the way in which the onion is used to symbolize Duffy’s beliefs about relationships. Through probing her lexical choices, I shall highlight the menacing subtext to her poem.[…]

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‘Consider whether or not there are distinct characteristics in women’s writing.’ [70%, 2006]

An image of the feedback sheet critiquing Chris Larham's essay examining whether or not there are distinct characteristics in women's writing [70%, 2006].

In this essay I will compare and contrast Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ in order to consider whether or not there are distinct characteristics in women’s writing. Through a close analysis of each text I will offer an interpretation of both stories that highlights the common underlying concerns of the two authors; concerns embedded in the text which might not be evident from a superficial, literal reading of the stories. With reference to Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’, I also hope to illustrate the use of emotionally-rich language that is characteristic in women’s writing.[…]

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Posted in English Degree [Bachelor of Arts]

An Analysis of the Narrator and the Narrative Techniques Used In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ [69%, 2004]

An image of the feedback sheet critiquing Chris Larham's essay analysing the narrator and the narrative techniques used in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' [69%, 2004].

In this essay I aim to demonstrate that F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Nick Carraway- the first-person narrator in his novel- and a variety of narrative techniques to put forward a plethora of social comments to a literate audience. Through close analysis of Carraway and his narration of the events that unfolded before him, it should become clear that Fitzgerald used the novel to articulate his firm ideas about American society in the 1920s – beliefs that include a critique of notions such as: materialism; class distinctions; the revolutionizing of the old guard’s methods; American society excess; and, most importantly, the concept of the various ways in which ‘reality’ is produced.

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Posted in English Degree [Bachelor of Arts]