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The novel Wuthering Heights

I would like to analyze the conflicts that Heathcliff faced throughout the novel Wuthering Heights. Heithcliffs character was very complex. He lived a troubled...

“Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne

In “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne makes the reader believe that Goodman Brown has learned that truth about the world and how evil it really...

Religious Influences in The Great Gatsby

During the 1920s, sometimes referred to as the Progressive Era, political and social changes surfaced in society in efforts to progressively improve the nation....

The Catcher in the Rye, Main Character

Holden Caulfield is the main character in ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. Like most people, Holden’s mind wanders, and that’s what I found the...

Role of the Gods in the Iliad

With our view of God, comprehending the actions and thinking of the Greek deities can sometimes be difficult. The Christian God does not take...

The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols and the Theme of Man vs. A Hostile Environment

The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during...

Free Will in Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Sophocles said that a man should never consider himself fortunate unless he can look back on his life and remember that life without pain....

Timeless Heroes – Beowulf

Beowulf was written in the eighth century by an unknown author. The story is centered on Beowulf, the main character, who is able to...

Shakespeares Surprises Essay

The very first thing that surprised me in Shakespeare was the fact that I came across an unfamiliar in Romeo and Juliet. This surprised...

Diversity of Hawthorne’s Writings in “Young Goodman Brown”, “Ethan Brand”, and “The Birthmark”

"... it is no delusion. There is an Unpardonable Sin! " , a quote by Ethan Brand that is at the root of many...

Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick

In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne's publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a...

The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, we are introduced to Jane, the orphan protagonist of the story. When the novel first begins,...

Writing the Silence Dimensions Tragedy and Foreshadowing

Many writers are distinct in their work, some better than others. A couple of these writers include Franz Kafka, Barbara Kingsolver and Hendrick Ibsen....

Farm Subsidies – A Necessary Evil

Subsidies are payments, economic concessions, or privileges given by the government to favor businesses or consumers. In the 1930s, subsidies were designed to favor...

A Psychological Character Analysis Of Lennie Small Of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice And Men”

The novel Of Mice and Men was originally called Something That Happened. It was converted into a play by George Kaufman, which had 207...

But (Hester) – The Chief Actor

But (Hester) is not the protagonist; the chief actor, and the tragedy of The Scarlet Letter is not her tragedy, but Dimmesdales. He it...

The Masque of the Red Death

In Edgar Allen Poes story The Masque of the Red Death, he uses symbolism of the rooms, time, and the red death to portray...

Rose For Emily By Faulkner

"A Rose for Emily" is one of William Faulkners famous stories. The antagonist of it is Miss Emily Grierson, which was forced by her...

Voltaire’s Candide Report

Voltaire's Candide is a novel that contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes...

The Great Gatsby: Gatsby’s Illusion of Himself

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered a novel that embodies America in the 1920s. In it, the narrator, Nick Carroway, helps his...

Macbeth And Metaphysics

The Three witches in the tragedy Macbeth are introduced right at the beginning of the play. They tell Macbeth three prophesies, he will be...

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Early one morning, Gregor woke to discover he had transformed into a human-size bug. However, it was not him turning from a young man...

The novel The Catcher In The Rye

The novel The Catcher In The Rye, by J. D. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of the symbols in the book are interconnected....

The novel A Clockwork Orange

This novel is shortonly being about 180 pagesbut looks may deceive you, or in other words dont judge a book buy its cover or...

Rocking Horse Winner

The characters in Gullivers Travels and Robinson Crusoe are portrayed as resembling trained soldiers, being capable of clear thought during tense and troubled times....

Poe’s Composition of the Raven

Edgar Allen Poe describes in great detail, his poem "The Raven", in The Philosophy of Composition. Never before had I been able to read...

The Fear of Science

To live in the today's world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color...

Trifles by Susan Glaspell

The thesis of this paper is to prove that the title of Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles” represents how men considered women’s duties and their...

J. D. Salingers Catcher in the Rye Compared to Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn

All famous American authors have written novels using a variety of characters, plots, and settings to illustrate important themes. Throughout literary history many of...

Revenge as a Theme in Wuthering Heights

When Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, first appeared in 1847, it was thought to be obscene and crude (Chase 19). To the common person,...

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

In the novel I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou goes from a little southern black girl who wishes to be...

Short story, A Rose For Miss Emily

In a story, we have two circumstances: The first is what happened in the story, and the second, is why did this event occur....

The Use of Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby and his struggle to attain the American Dream in 1920s Long...

The Battling Psyche

The human psyche is a mysterious and unknown force that human beings have attempted to understand for centuries. It is understood that as human...

The character Charley, Death of a Salesman

Through the character Charley, Arthur Miller illustrates how the American Dream may be achieved through hard work. To Charley, the American Dream is having...

Animal Farm: Chapter by Chapter Review

Old Major calls a meeting in the barn in which he speaks of the rebellion and animalism. When the writer put the meeting in...

The Merchant of Venice is Far from Perfect

In a perfect world, hatred would be without justice; love would be totally innocent. However, utopias like that are nonexistent; thus, one can easily...

Hawthornes’s Young Goodman Brown And Rappacini’s Daughter

In Puritan Massachusetts the key word was suspicion. In order to be accepted, by the community, you had to be a member of the...

Tragic Fall Of Oedipus Rex: Self-Inflicted or Fate

The tragic fall of Oedipus in Sophocles play "Oedipus Rex" is both self-inflicted and result of events drawn from his own destiny. First off...

Laura’s character, The Glass Menagerie

First of all, I liked the way that The Glass Menagerie was not specifically dated. What I mean by this, is even though the...

Cryogenics – Physical Science

Cryogenics is an entire field of physical science. It is the study of matter at temperatures much colder than those that occur naturally on...

Willy Loman – American Dream

Willy Loman is a man on a mission. His purpose in life is to achieve a false sense of the "American Dream," but is...

Essay over The Epic of Gilgamesh

The main character in the book The Epic of Gilgamesh, is Gilgamesh himself. In the beginning of the book one realizes that Gilgamesh is...

The Swimmer by John Cheever

John Cheever's story "The Swimmer" depicts a protaganist, and the society that has nurtured him, as lacking in seriousness and responsibility. Neddy, the bewildered...

Odysseus By Homer And Hero

Heroes are almost perfect people. Odysseus was a great Greek Hero. Just like all of us though, he had exceptional abilities and faults. You...

Antigone and Ismene

The personalities of the two sisters; Antigone and Ismene, are as different from one another as tempered steel is from a ball of cotton....

The Scarlet Letter, the good versus evil theme

Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good...

Juvenalian and Horatian Satire

"Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind...

Sharing Love Not Chrysanthemums

The effects on Elisa from sharing her plants are not normal, at least compared to an ordinary gardeners sharing of plants, in Steinbecks The...

Anthony Burgess’s View That a Lack of Free Choice is Spiritually Condemning as Evident...

In all of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that Anthony Burgess is the greatest literary genius of the twentieth century. His...