Hannah Kent Essays
Justice at the heart of Society 12th Grade
“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” - Montesquieu
“Corruption is inevitable under a system of society which only survives through the exploitation of one class by...
Setting, Character, and Turmoil in Burial Rites 12th Grade
Hannah Kent’s novel Burial Rites explores how the turbulent setting of 19th century Iceland in turn reflects the turmoil experienced by key characters in the narrative to a large extent. Kent’s juxtaposition of brutal, frosty winters with...
The Question of Control: Burial Rites, and the Themes of Gender and Society 11th Grade
Hannah Kent’s award winning Australian novel Burial Rites illustrates the remaining days of the last woman executed in Iceland; Agnes Magnúsdóttir. In an interview conducted by the Guardian, Kent stated that she first learnt of Agnes’ story...