Year 11 & HSC Text Guides


For students who are studying Metropolis and 1984, make sure you check out the version of Metropolis with critical commentary, available at the Internet Film Archive.

Keep checking in as we’ll have new articles up regularly. Email us at if there’s a particular text you would like to see an article on. 


Module B Hamlet: The Mousetrap Play Annotated

Hamlet: An Interpretation of the Character Horatio

Othello: ‘Give me the ocular proof’: notes on the interaction of knowledge and jealousy in the play



Metropolis (Fritz Lang) & Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell):
  The political context of Metropolis and 1984: the differences between Socialism, Communism, and Bolshevism. 

Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) The Hours (Stephen Daldry)
What do Virginia Woolf, Septimus Smith, and Richard Brown have in common?

The Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli) & Julius Caesar (Shakespeare):  Niccolò Machiavelli: fickle opportunist or idealist?

Hamlet (William Shakespeare): An analysis of the character Horatio

The Mousetrap Play Annotated

The Art of Travel (Alain de Botton): Writing about Related Texts for Module C: People & Landscape with The Art of Travel


A Quick Guide to Analysing Poetry (with Pam Brown’s You Sometimes)

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