The first ever gothic novel was written by Horace Walpole in 1765 entitled the castle of Otranto. This genre became popular and inspired great writers such as Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein and Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula. Horace Walpole also inspired painters such as Henry Fuseli. The elements that distinguish a gothic novel to …

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Blood Brothers

‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell is a modern drama that expresses the ‘raw’ social issues that were around in the 80’s. This play links with the ancient Greek tragedies and the power and understanding is given to the audience by the important use of a narrator. Not all plays use a narrator. The fact that …

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Poetry (and all literature) written before the Great War differs greatly to poetry written during and after it. This is because the ‘Great War’ of 1914-1918, methods of warfare and fighting changed from traditional ways. These affected people, and subsequently caused differences in attitudes towards war. The techniques and the use of language in poems …

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Cysteine (Cys) is a sulfur containing amino acid which plays important structural and functional roles in proteins and enzymes. Cysteine often participates in the enzymatic reactions as a nucleophile through its thiol side chain. Cysteine also plays a major role in the antioxidant defense mechanism in the human parasite, Entamoeba histolytica; and acts a precursor …

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