Topics | Subjects | Addiction | Tasks & Exercises
The text in this assignment is by the American writer William S. Burroughs , who has examined his own addiction to heroin, or junk as he refers to it, in several works of autofiction. This is the prologue of his first novel, Junky (1953). Read the text and discuss Burrough's reflections on drug addiction and his reasons for becoming an addict.
The text in this exercise is a song by the American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith . The song is entitled Between the Bars and is featured on the songwriter's third record Either/Or (1996), the title of which derives from Søren Kiergegaard. You must analyse the song using poetry analysis.
These are analytical and/or creative exercises for Danny Boyle's film Trainspotting (1997). You are required to choose and complete at least one of the assignments presented below. Click the images to open up more specific requirements for each of the assignments.