Essay Samples

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, a landmark film by Robert Zemeckis released in 1994, is mentioned by countless people as a moral tale of great insight. The film is not overt in its …

Better Schools for All?

By Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng Introduction In the midst of the government’s ‘reform’ agenda in which the NHS, higher education, welfare, and schools are to be radically remodelled, it would appear the …

Smoking Ban

By Nick Thorne The recent Privacy International report, Civil Liberties: Up in Smoke contains some excellent arguments against the smoking ban. Nevertheless, the persistent hyperbole and exaggeration reflect a condescending …

Slaughterhouse-5

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia Even before Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 novel has begun, the reader is already confronted on the back cover with a wide variety of themes and possibilities, the …