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Hedonism and The Great Gatsby

Hedonism means to live only for pleasure. It means not thinking about the consequences of your actions as long as make you happy. It’s...

The Reality of Change What is reality

Every person has his or her own reality or truth of their existence. For some it may be a dead-end job due to their...

Relationship versus Alienation

In the Stories of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Job As  opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homers The Iliad, Achilles tragic flaw,...

The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters

Struggling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to...

Beowulf’s Grendel Essay

Beowulf has been a very good and controversial piece of literature since it was first written back in the 14th century. John Gardner, an...

Loss of innocence in Catcher in the Rye

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost exemplifies the loss of innocence. The poem displays how you are pure and innocent when you are...

The Distinguishing between Hester and Dimmesdale

Both Hester and Dimmesdale, are characters in the Scarlet Letter. They suffer with the guilt of the sin of adultery that they committed. At...

The Alienation of Victor Frankenstein and Dr. John Faustus

Victor Frankenstein and John Faustus are two characters that are alienated because of their intellectual curiosity. Faustus’s and Frankenstein’s pursuits of knowledge begin with...

The tragedy MacBeth

Everyone who is mortal has at least one flaw. Some are more serious than others. For example, some people have addictions to gambling, while...

The play Hamlet

In the first three acts of the play Hamlet, King Claudius go through a subtle, but defined change in character. Claudius role in the...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Contrast In Human Mentality

The Play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream", by William Shakespeare offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into man's conflict with the...

Animal Farm vs. Marxism

Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and...

Is Antigone a Feminist/Anti-Feminist Play

I think Antigone was a feminist play because of three main facts. Antigone was in all the conflicts, even though Creon started them all,...

Oedipus The King by Sophecles

Oedipus the king written by sophecles when read for the first time the reader will realize that the audience already knows what is going...

Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation...

The Canterbury Tales’ Women

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer is a collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims on their way to Thomas a' Becket's...

Beowulf: Changes In People

The tale of Beowulf is one of constant tranformation. Great warriors and leaders turn into cowering peons. Faithful Christians convert to devil worship. Devout...

The character analysis from Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Probably the most complex female character in the novel, Ophelia deserves special attention from the reader because she is treated as a surrogate for...

Odysseus: A Mere Mortal, But Purely Moral

In Homer's Odyssey, he uses the stories of Calypso and Circe to give a reader a glimpse at Greek values. Odysseus is a perfectly...

Ethan Frome: Ethan’s Failures

Ethan Frome, the main character in the book entitled Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, has many complex problems going on at the same time....

Temptations of Odysseus

Odysseus: a hero in every way. He is a real man, skilled in the sports, handy with a sword and spear, and a master...

The trial scene in the Merchant of Venice

The trial scene in the Merchant of Venice is the climax of the play as Shylock has taken Antonio to court, as he has...

Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

Banned for social reasons in many conditions and in many school systems, Anthony Burgesss A Clockwork Orange first seems to pierce the mind with...

The Tempest, a Brave New World; or just a sad goodbye

Through the years there has been much debate as to whether Shakespeare's The Tempest is an Allegory to European colonization and colonial life, or...

The story of Beowulf

History can be found through stories, books, poems and other literary works. Examples of the lifestyles, society, aesthetics, philosophical values, politics and economics can...

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, considers a very delicate situation experienced by a Scandinavian family in 1879. Nora Helmer, the main character and adored...

Animalism vs. Marxism

Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in Marxism and...

Canterbury Tales -The Woman of Bath

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of...

Penelopes Role In The Odyssey

The character of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey reflects the faithful wife who waits twenty years for the arrival of her husband. Only a strong...

Analysis of the Ending of “Death of a Salesman”

The play "Death of a Salesman" shows the final demise of Willy Loman, a sixty- year-old salesman in the America of the 1940's, who...

Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra

Nature, described as mysterious and secretive, is a recurrent theme throughout Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra. Cleopatra, the ill-fated queen of Egypt, is both mysterious...

Iagos Web of Deceit

Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play "Othello," is "Honest" Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is...

The Tell-Tale Heart – Mind Games: The Narrators Madness

Through the first person narrator, Edgar Allan Poes "The Tell-Tale Heart" illustrates how mans imagination is capable of being so vivid that it profoundly...

The Crucible vs The Scarlet Letter

Two hundred years ago, the church was the center of life in many New England towns. The church provided not only religions guidance but,...

Othello – Male Characters

The four main characters in the play Othello represent four different character traits of manhood: Roderigo, the failure; Othello, the hero, yet the insane...

The novel Brave New World

The novel Brave New World is like no other in fantasy and satire. It predicts a future overpowered by technology where the people have...

The Adventures Of Huck

Huck is very responsive to the beauty of the natural world about him. He uses vivid imagery to describe nature in a peculiar way,...

Homer’s poem The Odyssey

Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences...

The Great Gatsby a symbolic novel

The Great Gatsby is a symbolic novel of the disintegration of the American dream in an era of extraordinary prosperity and material excess. On...

The Road Not Taken, Choices of Life

All people are travelers, all choosing their paths on a map of their life. The great thing about man for Frost is that he...

Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

Shakespeare uses many forms of imagery in his plays. Imagery, the art of making images, the products of imagination. In the play Macbeth Shakespeare...

Macbeth’s five major acts

Macbeth consists of five major acts, each with a variation of scenes. The story tells of one man's quest for dominance in the Scottish...

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut’s novel

Critics often suggest that Kurt Vonnegut’s novels represent a man’s desperate, yet, futile search for meaning in a senseless existence. Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, displays...

Captain John Yossarian

Captain John Yossarian is the main character of Joseph Hellers 1961 satirical war novel, Catch-22. Hes a bombardier in the Army Air Corps 256th...

Flowers for Algernon

In this story, the intelligence of a mentally challenged man is greatly enhanced by neuro-surgical treatments. He forms an attachment with a mouse named...

Lack Of Verisimilitude in Frankenstein

In Mary Shelly's gothic novel Frankenstein, the reader must suspend disbelief during many crucial points in the plot. There are also many inconsistencies in...

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is "true identity," a...

Analysis Of Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome is a story of ill-fated love, set during the winter in the rural New England town of Starkfield. Ethan is a farmer...

Doctor Faustus Duality in the Doctor: Values in Faustus

In Christopher Marlowe's the epic Christian tragedy, Doctor Faustus, the protagonist, Dr. Faustus, struggles between following God or Lucifer. Faustus, who is an enigma...

The realm of A Clockwork Orange

The freedom of choice and the rehabilitating form of corrections encase the realm of A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. It produces the question...