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Examination of how the domestic symbols of the house and food establish the themes of dislocation, miscommunication and loneliness in Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ (2014)
How does Cormac McCarthy portray common thematic elements in No Country for Old Men and The Road? (2009)
How is the concept of ‘fate’ used in different ways by the playwrights Shakespeare and Sophocles to enhance an audience’s response to dramatic tragedy in “King Lear” and “Oedipus the King”? (2014)
Logos assailed by Pathos: How does Wayne La Pierre's use of emotive language challenge Barrack Obama's use of reasoning in the debate about gun control? (2015)
The progression of political rhetoric as used in the inaugural addresses of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Barack Obama (2014)
The role symbolic objects play in translating the everyday limitations faced by women in “A Thousand Splendid Suns” (2014)
To what extent and to what effects does Chuck Palahniuk subvert society’s value systems in Fight Club? (2016)
To what extent are George R.R. Martin’s female characters representative of traditional literary gender tropes in “A Game of Thrones”? (2016)
To what extent is control in “Fahrenheit 451” and “1984” self-imposed? (2016)
To what extent is the Golden Age gracioso  the equivalent of the Shakespearean  fool? (2017)
William Blake's depiction of the Church of England and organised religion, through a selection of his poems of Innocence and Experience (2014)
What is the role and significance of fragmented narrative in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children? (2014)
What literary techniques does Dickens use in 'Bleak House' to highlight the deficiencies of the British legal system in the 19th century? (2013)
How are religious texts in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle constructed to highlight the absurdities of organized religion? (2017)
Despite very different contexts, the presentation of suffering in war has remained similar from the time of the Iliad to WW1 poetry (2017)
Lighting effects in the Glass Menagerie (2018)
How effectively does Jane Austen employ letters as a narrative device within her novel Pride and Prejudice? (2018)
The portrayal of Nazis in "Schindler's Ark" and "Sophie's Choice" (2019)
The presentation of the justice system in "The Stranger" and "Measure for Measure" (2019)
The criticism of mental illness treatment in American literature (2019)
The portrayal of women to present the theme of power as depicted in Margaret Atwood’s novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2020)
The presentation of the Madwoman in the attic and Angel in the House in Bronte’s Jane Eyre (2021)
An exploration of an aspect of the narrative voice in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (2021)
Struggling for an identity other than refugee (2021)
Hemingway’s presentation of masculinity in his post World War One novels (2021)
An exploration of black female identity in Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye' (2022)

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