Luke, Kiara and Victoria explore Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; discussing the overtly Catholic culture of the poem, pondering the virtuous nature of the protagonist, and attempting to read Middle English on air – with questionable results.
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Luke, Kiara and Victoria dive in to J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story Leaf by Niggle, and discuss the creative process and its greater meaning, how beauty can emerge out of suffering, and what we can learn from Tolkien’s refusal to compartmentalise the facets of his life.
Luke, Kiara and Victoria explore this detective thriller to discuss Chesterton’s ability to “paint with words”, the poetry of order in the world, and why Catholicism provides the ultimate rebellion against the law of entropy.
Luke, Kiara and Victoria dig in to the infamous story of witchcraft, hysteria, adultery, and vengeance to explore Arthur Miller’s striking presentation of redemption and marriage.
Luke, Kiara and Victoria tackle O’Connor’s most well-known short story by looking at the notions of Grace & tragedy, “Golden Age” syndrome, and the tale’s infamous ending.
Luke and Victoria discuss how people (and morality) survive without civilisation, the root evil of pride in all sin, and the Biblical origins of the name Lord of the Flies.
Luke, Kiara and Victoria explore why man-made ethical systems ultimately fail, how Orwell’s cutting satire speaks about our own culture, and how a stirring revolutionary anthem can be set to the tune of La Cucaracha.