Category: Literary Cool

[edit:  There’s always one who can’t make up their mind, or just gets greedy!] The Colour Purple, by Alice Walker.  I think Miss Celie qualifies as she is the journey to cool … she starts with nothing and grows over …

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“Cthulu? Who – or what – is Cthulu?”  I hear you ask.

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How many lies do we tell every day?  From tiny white lies to enormous whoppers.  Imagine telling the truth: all day, every day.  Or, doing the right thing, every single time – even if the right thing to do is …

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Everyone loves Wuthering Heights, but everyone hates most of the characters. To be fair, they are quite annoying and ridiculously melodramatic– Heathcliff is abusive, Cathy is blind to this fact, Nelly is a gossip … Everyone tends to hate Isabella …

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Coolness is an admired aesthetic of behaviour/appearance/style so therefore my character has to be Mr. Fox, created by Roald Dahl in his book Fantastic Mr. Fox. A clever, brave and fearless protector of his family – brought to life by …

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  The coolest people for me are the ones that constantly evolve as characters; constantly question norms and themselves, and this is embodied in the character of the Little Prince, from the book of the same name by Antoine de …

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  Feeling a little mischievous, I recently described the Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood as ‘One of the 10 coolest people living today’ in a Year 10 resource I was writing.  This almost inevitably led to a lunchtime debate in the …

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