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If I could tell you -“Because I love you more than I can say, If I could tell you I would let you know”

Auden-twelve songs
“Prevent the dog from barking with a Juicy bone”
“He was my north, my south, my east and west,”
“My working week, my sunday rest”

Kipling: If-

“If you can bear the truth you’ve spoken; twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools”

“If you can dream- and not make dreams your master”


Auden- Victor-

The woman has to die- “ Damn curse the men and shame on them
Women do not forgive them, 
But wish a million deaths to them”


“Since when she was a playful child 
She took her orders from a man”

Auden- Victor- “’Father, will she ever be true?’ And the oaks and the beeches shook their heads And they answered: ‘No not to you’”


"A little more. The hurt begins. Wrench out a smile that slides around the fear"

"Your body has slammed shut. Forever. No keys exist"
The woman has to die

"she took orders from a man"

"her intellect and will suppressed"

"women do not forgive them,/ but wish a million deaths to them"

Kipling: If-

“If you can bear the truth you’ve spoken; twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools”

“If you can dream- and not make dreams your master”


Lay your sleeping head my love (AK)

James Honeyman-

“Suddenly out of the east some aeroplanes appeared. Somebody screamed: “They’re bombers! War must have been declared!”


“Daddy’s invention is going to choke me dead!”



“If you can meet a pimp or politician,

And treat those two impostors just the same;”
“If you can force your mind and body to continue
When all the social services have gone”
“If you struggle on when there is nothing in you,
Except the knowledge that justice can be wrong.”


“It reminds me of those capatlilists that say 'look you have a choice'”

“Now your an actor do not fault your benefactor”

“But you can diss your paymaster and bite the hand that feeds you”


Kill them before Ramadan (BM)


The woman has to die

“These devils arnt gods men

As they misquote koranic phrases

From here church and state make sur nobody dare question why

As church and state wallowed deep in the faith that they professed”


Stephen Lawrence (BM)

Auden- Victor-“His Father took a Bible from his pocket and read; ‘Blessed are the pure in heart’”

The woman has to die

“These devils arnt gods men

As they misquote koranic phrases

From here church and state make sur nobody dare question why

As church and state wallowed deep in the faith that they professed”

“ He stood there above the body, He stood there holding the knife; And the blood ran down the stairs and sang, ‘I’m the Resurrection and the Life’”

Zephaniah :

Stephen Lawrence (BM)

Ricky Reel

"I look at white girls and think/ Do they want to dance with me or kill me?" "I look at policemen and wonder what would happen/ If I asked them the time?"

Bought and Sold

"those poor black folk that once were slaves would wonder/how our souls were sold" "the empire strikes back in waves/ tamed warriors bow on parades"


The Color Purple

“She say, I love you, Miss Celie. And then she haul off and kiss me on the mouth.”

"I look at women, tho, cause I’m not scared of them" I thought I had turned into a man. All the men got they eyes glued to Shug’s bosom. I got my eyes glued there too.

Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve."

(Page 24, Bill)

“And notice, I deliberately said girl and not person cause, let's face it, I'd smoke all of you bitches!”


''In his mind the smell of it (perfume) was inextricably mixed up with fornication.''- good quote shows Winston is sexually repressed he finds the Perfume of a supposedly subhuman class attractive

Brave New World (SW)

Things Fall Apart

Chapter 1

“When he walked, his heels hardly touched the ground and he seemed to walk on springs, as if he was going to pounce on somebody. And he did pounce on people quite often.”

Chapter 3

“He was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death.”

Chapter 8

“He tried not to think about Ikemefuna – but the more he tried the more he thought about him…he was so weak that his legs could hardly carry him.”

“When did you become a shivering old woman, Okonkwo asked himself, “you who are known in all the nine villages for your valour in war? How can a man who has killed five men in battle fall to pieces because he has added a boy to their number? Okonkwo you have become a woman indeed.”

Chapter 17

“Nwoye struggled to free himself from the choking grip. “Answer me…before I kill you!”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The staff dont usually notice men i move around in my chores and they see right thorugh me

This world... Belongs to the tsrong my friend! The ritual of existence is based on the strong gtetting stronger by devouring the week

Brave New World (SW)

A Catcher in the Rye (BF)

Brick Lane

“a girl” said Rupban, “I know. Never mind”, said Hamid.

Men, doing whatever they could in this world

Chanu had not yet beaten her.

Her husband had a proverb for everything.

she spoke to her plate.

Nazneen was forced to look directly at him,

I am about to have a son…give me a proper job, fit for a real man, a father

The Color Purple

“A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something.”

Things Fall Apart

“But his wives and children were not as strong and so they suffered. But they dared not complain openly.” (Pg13)

“Okonkwo thundered and stammered.” (Pg14)

“Go home and work like a man.” (Pg 17)

“Okonkwo gave her a sound beating” (Pg37)

“There is too much of his mother in him.” (Pg62)

“They each gave him a feather, with which he made two wings.” (Pg92)

"“Do what you are told, woman,” Okonkwo thundered" She should of been a boy "The law of Umuofia is that if a woman runs away from her husband her bride-price is returned.”

“The man who had contradicted him had no titles. That was why he had called him a woman”

The Color Purple
Man corrupt everything, say Shug.
"I look at women, tho, cause I’m not scared of them."
"A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something."- Olinka tribe philosophy

Mr Pip

“Women are too valuable”

Brave New World (SW)

The Great Gatsby

The Alchemist-

“ I’m a desert woman, and I’m proud of that. I want my husband to wander as free as the wind” and “The desert takes our men from us”

Passage to India:
‘Wedlock, motherhood, power in the house- for what else is she born’


"Women still did work in the coal mines, as a matter of fact."

''He disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones.'' Winston Initially Hates women.. Because everyone has to act with Hostility to not attract attention he has never met a woman who has treated him positively. (untill Julia)-(he also must repress his hopeless urges for them.)

Brick Lane

And you see, to a white person, we are all the same: dirty little monkeys all in the same monkey clan.

But they were not aware of her.

The Catcher in the Rye (BF)

Brave New World (SW)

Mr Pip

“You cannot be more stuck than the only white person living among black people”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“The chronics not in the hospital these, to get fixed but to keep them from walking the streets giving the product a bad name”

The Color Purple

“Shug Avery donate her old yellow dress for scrap, and I work in a piece every chance I get.”

Brick Lane

“But these people are peasants, uneducated. Illiterate. Close-minded. Without ambition.”

A Catcher in the Rye (BF)

Brave New World (SW)

The Help

“They ain't rich folks. Rich folks don't try so hard.”

The Great Gatsby

“They're a rotten crowd," I shouted across the lawn. "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together”

"An Oxford man!" He was incredulous. "Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit."

“They're a rotten crowd," I shouted across the lawn. "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together

"An Oxford man!" He was incredulous. "Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit."
And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before”

The Picture of Dorian Grey

“Even the common, uneducated audience”

“ I never take any notice of what common people say”

Passage to India:
‘What is to become of our daughters if men refuse to marry? They will marry beneath them’


The Proles are... "natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection, like animals"

Given the innitiative the 'swarming disregarded masses' Would be Unstoppable.

"the proles had stayed human"... Winston realises after considering kicking a human hand as if it were a piece of rubbish that he the higher class had forgotten the ''primitive emotions'' of morality

Things Fall Apart

“Take away your kola nut I shall not eat in the house of a man who has no respect for our Gods and our ancestors.” (Pg 29)

“A white man’s God”

“New faith was a mad dog that had come to eat it up.”

“The white man had indeed brought a lunatic religion, but he had also built a trading store and for the first time palm-oil and kernel became things of great price, and much money flowed into Umuofia.” (Pg168)

“Neither of them succeeded in converting the other but they learnt more about their different beliefs.” (Pg169)

“There are no other gods’ said Mr Brown. ‘Chukwu is the only God and all others are false.” (Pg169)

“strange faith

a white mans god
new faith was a mad dog that had come to eat them all up

Lunatic religion

There are no other gods chukwu is the only god and all others are false”

Life of Pi

“‘He can’t be a Hindu, a Christian and a Muslim. It’s impossible. He must choose.” – The pandit”

“That’s not what they say! They both claim Abraham as theirs. Muslims say the God of the Hebrews and Christians in the same as the God of the Muslims. They recognize David, Moses and Jesus as prophets.”

The Color Purple

“You better not never tell nobody but God. It’d kill your mammy.”

“We know a roofleaf is not Jesus Christ, but in its own humble way, is it not God?
I don’t write to God no more. I write to you. Yeah, It. God ain’t a he or a she, but a It. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

The Road (FS)

Brick Lane

She recited in her head her favourite sura.

God is great, said nanzeen under her breath.

Brave New World (SW)

Passage To India:
‘Here was Islam, his own country, more than a Faith, more than a battle-cry, more, much more’
‘A temple of another creed, Hindu, Christian or Greek, would have bored him and failed to awaken his sense of beauty’
‘Madam, this is a mosque, you have no right here at all; you should have taken off your shoes; this is a holy place for Moslems.’
‘few ladies take the trouble especially if thinking no one is there to see.’ – ‘That makes no difference. God is here’

The Color Purple

“All your children so clean, she say, would you like to work for me, be my maid?”

The Color Purple

"Why did they sell us? How could they have done it? And why do we still love them?"

"They’re like white people at home who don’t want colored people to learn." "When I found out I thought God was white, and a man, I lost interest" Trying to chase that old white man out of my head.

One flew over the cuckoo's nest

If my being hlaf indian helped me in any wyas in this dirty life, its helped me being cagey, helped me all these years

I thought at first that he was laughing because of how funny it looked an indians face and black , oily indians hair on somebody like me"

The Help

“Good. Then get going. Before this civil rights thing blows over."

“This one's for the white lady. Tell her we love her like, like she's our own family.”

“You know colored folks ain't allowed in that library." 

To Kill a Mockingbird

Brave New World (SW)

Brick Lane

“My wife is very shy.” Chanu smiled and motioned with his head for her to be seated.

“why should you go out?”… And I will look like a fool.

Recreating villages here.

Mr Pip

“We had grown up believing white to be the colour of all the important things”

“According to Port Moresby we are one country. According to us we are black as the night.”

“We played in the sea and our black skins got blacker under the sun.”

“White people crawling over Paguna like ants over a corpse”

Passage to India:
‘The British were necessary to India’
‘The red-nosed boy has again insulted me at court. I do not blame him. He was told that he ought to insult me’
‘The first, who was in an evening dress, glanced at the Indian and turned instinctively away’

The Great Gatsby
“If we don’t look out the white race will be- will be utterly submerged.”

“It’s all scientific stuff; its been proved.”


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“Why can't exceptional friendship, real, real, deep, deep friendship! Between two men be respected as something clean and decent without being thought of as— Fairies…”

“I knocked around in my time”
“You two had something that had to be kept on ice, yes, incorruptible” “You think me an’Skipper did, did, did- Sodomy- together!”

Making History

(stage directions): 'His English accent gradually fades until at the end his accent is pure Tyrone.'

“Which hand do I shake?”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“There is something about her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes, that resembles a moth”

Nobody, nobody was as tender and trusting as she was. But people like you abused her, and forced her to change.

And admire her dress and tell her she’s looking wonderful That’s important with Blanche. Her little weakness!

…After all, a woman’s charm is fifty percent illusion…

Making History

Mabel-“ I shouldn’t have spoken, I’m sure I don’t understand”

“Keep her for a month then kick her out... That's what she'll expect"

"Give her some clothes and a few shillings and kick her back home"

"Hugh has two mistresses!- here!-now!- under this roof!"

A Streetcar Named Desire

"there are things that happen between a man and a woman in the dark - that sort of make everything else seem - unimportant."

“It isn’t enough to be soft. You’ve got to be soft and attractive “ "Poker should not be played in a house with women"

Making History

O’Neill-“Which hand do I grasp?”

“He will be wild again”
“When you have him on a chain will seem tame”

Cat on a hot tin roof:

“The root of his collapse”

“You think me an’ Skipper did, did, did- Sodomy-together?”

“Wheels on his crutchs and hurls his glass across the room.”

A Streetcar Named Desire

“A great big place with white columns.”

“What do you think you two are? A pair of queens?”
“…I let the place go? Where were you! In bed with your – Polack”

Making History

(after rebellion backfires) O'DONNELL: 'there are people scavenging in the fields' 'They look like skeletons'

Making History

Mabel-“I became a Roman Catholic six months ago”

Mary-“Oh God, Mabel, how could-?!”

“The situation is as "spiritual" now as it was 20 years ago

Dont plant the fennal near the dill or the two will cross fertilise

We have to think about the religious and political implcations of this alliance”

A Streetcar Named Desire

Then who’s going to do it? Are you?

I? I!
A great big place with white columns.

What do you think you two are? A pair of queens?

…I let the place go? Where were you! In bed with your – Polack

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Negro Woman”

""Pig – Polack – disgusting – vulgar – greasy!"

"In bed with your – Polack!"

Making History

"Don't plant the fennel near the dill or the two will cross-fertilize.... You'll end up with a seed that neither one or another"

"they are not civilized, Mabel"

"you've become slippery like them"

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