Critical Response: Pride and Prejudice

Question: With reference to Chapter 7 of Pride and Prejudice, write a critical commentary on Austen’s presentation of character values here and elsewhere in the novel. Austen presents character values as ambiguous to characters who subscribe to societal conventions, by asserting that the welfare of others can be compromised or even sacrificed in the name…

海风吹来一张纸

十月海风吹来远方枯木潮落我们用木筏覆住洋流张起亚麻风帆我遇见你一如珊瑚遇见颜色 夜晚覆住海粗布流网鱼虾星辰装入半晌酒瓶点燃做渔火驶向另一片星河 早雾坠落化做晴雪化在目光里只要有眸里的蓝色诗篇 你若问我爱是什么我将回答说是清尘收露是世间万物是大雪覆不住的不变你我 李昊辰 (19-O5)  

The Gambler’s Den

This composition technique exercise took inspiration from ‘Casino Brawl’ from Marvel Studio’s Black Panther—or more specifically, the rhythmic motif played by the trumpet at the climax of the track, which I quoted with slight paraphrasing. In addition, this piece is intended to illustrate a ‘Casino Brawl’ scene for woodwind instruments, without specifically depicting the events that happened in the actual film. The main challenge of using the trumpet motif was emulating its fierce, fanfare-like nature and blaring sound quality through the bassoon. Thus, I made sure that the motif was not played at too low a pitch, so that it…

BOATS

Write a critical commentary on the following poem, considering in detail the ways in which your response is shaped by the writer’s language, style and form. 2019 JC1 Mid-Year Exam BOATS                         You and your photographs of boats;that repeated metaphor for departure, or simply the possibility of a voyage?What you cannot tell me you tell me with a…

‘Ethnic-based policies have done more harm than good.’ Do you agree?

In an increasingly globalised world, governments of nations are seeing greater diversity in population demographics, especially with the migration of people enabled by advanced transport technologies. This has resulted in the need for ethnically-sensitive or even ethnically-motivated public policies to cater to this rising populace. At its core, these public policies are intended to benefit…

Gusto

The title I chose to pursue – ‘Gusto’ – was chosen as I intended for this piece to be played with happiness and joviality. The music depicts a group of hunters, out in the woods to shoot and attack their prey – the birds. Their pride and positivity lies in the way they see their…