This references the novel, Goodbye Mr Chips, by James Hilton published in 1934. It tells of the story of a retired school master, as he looks back on his life and teaching career.
Lara, a Tale was written by Byron in 1814. It concerns the return of the mysterious Count Lara to his ancestral home from overseas.
In Disgrace, David likens the outsider, Lara, to the figure of Lucifer, the fallen angel. For centuries, the story of Lucifer and how he was banished from the kingdom of heaven after he challenged the power of the Lord has been told. He has often been used in works of fiction to convey a certain message.
In John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, in which he explores the fall of man, Lucifer figures prominenetly.
Widely considered to be Byron's masterpiece, Don Juan is a satirical re-telling of the famous legend. While traditionally, Don Juan is portrayed as a womaniser, Byron turns this idea on its head painting Juan as an innocent easily seduced by predatory women.
Aside from Byron's work, the character of Don Juan has been well represented in all areas of the arts. The illustration on the right refers to Charles Bauldelaire's poem, Don Juan In Hell. The 1934 film, The Private Life of Don Juan, based on the play L'homme à la Rose, cast a satirical eye over the myth, with Douglas Fairbanks playing an ageing version of the ladykiller.
A card shown by the referee to a player guilty of an infringement on the pitch during a football match. If the player re-offends the referee can then issue a red card, which permanently removes the player from the match.
Headline from the Cape Argus celebrating Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday on 18th July 2008.
These phrases crop up in Book 2 of The Prelude by Wordsworth. This section of the poem continues on from Book 1, dealing with childhood and school-time.
During his childhood, Wordsworth's family home was in Cockermouth; a property now owned by the National Trust and named Wordsworth House. In the period depicted in Book 2, Wordsworth attended Hawkshead Grammar School in the market town of Hawkshead. However, his formal education in school is never directly referred to, with Wordsworth again concentrating on the indirect education provided to him through nature.
The word quixotic, which can be used to describe someone driven by unrealistic ideals with no regard for practicality, is derived from the novel Don Quixote.
Don Quixote written by Miguel de Cervantes, tells the story of a middle aged man who, inspired into action by the kind of chivalrous idealism he reads about in books, sets off on a series of fantastic adventures in the name of purpose and beauty. Determined to set himself up as the hero of the story, Quixote cannot see he has become a victim of his own imagination, living in a fantasy world that bears no resemblance to reality.
This illustration shows Don Quixote fighting the windmills he believes are 'hulking giants'.