Analyse the treatment of themes of entrapment in two or more of the short fictions studied

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[This essay was first written for the Case Studies in Short Fictions module in 2019 by Sumaiya Ahmed for the University of Greenwich.]

In order to analyse the themes of entrapment within The Awakening by Kate Chopin and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there will need to be a study into the historical background of both works, mental illness (such as depression and post-natal depression), and the influence of society and gender norms. …


This book ripped my heart to shreds.

TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE

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SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.


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For years, whilst learning and unlearning so many truths and the history behind not just my culture and my people, about the impact Britain left behind on Bangladesh, once part of India with Pakistan, I, in all complete honesty, wasn’t a fan of white people as a whole. Individual white people, I liked of course. …

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Sumaiya Ahmed

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