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Discuss the Kent setting created by dickens in Great Expectations

The setting of a novel or film or any other story is one of the most important and useful ways to analyse a character...

The Metamorphosis: use of comedy and irony

To what extent did Kafka use comedy/irony to develop his tragic, cynical view of society and family? Gregor Samsa, a young traveling salesman who...

Antigone a play written by Sophocles

Antigone is a play written by Sophocles that became a classic due to its controversial content. In this play, the Greek dramatist reflected mainly...

Faces of the Diamond – Essay on The Diamond as big as the Ritz

Diamond was designed utterly for my own amusement. I was in a mood characterized by a perfect craving for luxury, and the story began...

Julius Caesar, The Tragic Hero

Only the ignorant would deny that the title of a novel or play has no relevance to the play itself. Unfortunately, those ignorant minds...

Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison

"Battle Royal" is the story I chose to write about and it is written by Ralph Ellison. The reason that I chose this story...

Great Gatsby Thesis

Fitzgeralds dominant theme in The Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American Dream. By analyzing high society during the1920s through the eyes...

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Grim Prediction of the Future

Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication...

The fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities

In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in England on...

Roger Chillingworth, a great man indeed

Today there are not many people that have a good strong set of morals, and yet there are some people that have to strong...

Pearl: Believable Or Not

Throughout the book Pearl either says or does things that are not typical of a girl of her age. After Hester talks to Chillingworth,...

An Analysis of The Cask of Amontillado

In 'The Cask of Amontillado'; Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a journey into the mind of a mad man. The story relates a...

Bront’s Wuthering Heights

Since the dawn of human thought, man has sought to define the relationships between all things surrounding him. He categorizes every living creature, labels...

Totalitarianism in Animal Farm

Totalitarianism has become a fact that can hardly be ignored. During World War II when Hitler had total control to the Russia of Stalin...

William Faulkners novel As I Lay Dying

I have both negative and positive things to say about William Faulkners novel As I Lay Dying. In the book Faulkner uses a very...

The central theme Great Gatsby

The central theme is a comparison of the corrupting influence of wealth to the purity of a dream. Tom and Daisy Buchanan both lead...

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson: An Exposition of Conformity in Society

The Lottery, a short story by the nonconformist author Shirley Jackson, represents communities, America, the world, and conformist society as a whole by using...

The Tempest: Raging Waters

The magic in The Tempest was able to create many abnormal happenings as well as different feelings that are shown through the characters of...

Grapes of Wrath – Censorship

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is considered a classic novel by many in the literary field. The trials and tribulations of the...

Fate In Romeo And Juliet

Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, / From ancient grudge brakes to new mutiny, /...

Julius Caesar – Brutus vs Antony

In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, two characters speak at Caesars funeral. Caesar was just murdered by his best friend Brutus and the Conspirators....

Antigone – Classic Tragedy

Justice is a word we hear today all the time. Left and right we hear of judges and citizens demanding justice. Is justice always...

Call of the Wild, Jack London

Call of the Wild Jack London's thrilling epic tale of adventure and bravery, through the eyes of a part St. Bernard, part German Shepherd...

Othello – Analysis of Iago

Shakespeare's Iago is one of Shakespeare's most complex villains. At first glance Iago's character seems to be pure evil. However, such a villain would...

Ethan Frome By Wharton

When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his novel, The Scarlet Letter, he was praised as being the father of the psychological novel. Since the completion of...

Mockery of Transcendentalism in The Fall of the House of Usher

Throughout the development of our culture there have been a large number of literary movements. From existentialism to naturalism, humanism to surrealism, they all...

The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Society is inevitable. It will always be there as a pleasure and a burden. Society puts labels on everything as good or bad, rich...

We Must Creep to be Heard

It's 2:00am and I cannot sleep. I toss and turn while the question, "Why didn't you stand up for yourself? " keeps playing over...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This novel was written by Aldous Huxley in 1932. It is a fable about a world state in the 7th century A. F. (after...

A Dream Deferred

The poetry of Langston Hughes, the poet laureate of Harlem, is an effective commentary on the condition of blacks in America during the 20th...

The Grapes Of Wrath Report

Tom and his family undergo significant change due to uncontrollable forces that occur throughout the book. Through these events he and his family go...

The Scarlet Letter – Pearl Belieavble or Not

Pearl could, or could not be a believable character in The Scarlet Letter depending on how the reader interprets Pearls actions and speech. I...

The full-length novel, The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salingers only published full-length novel, The Catcher in the Rye, has become one of the most enduring classics of American literature. The...

Ghost House – Compared to 4 Other Poems

I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took...

The Great Gatsby: Forces of Corruption

The theme of human corruption, its sources and consenquences, is a coomon concern among writers from Shakespeare through J. D Salinger. Some suggest that...

Paradise Lost, epic poem

Paradise Lost, epic poem in blank verse by English poet John Milton. Paradise Lost was first published in August 1667. A revised edition published...

“A Doll House”: Themes And Theatrics

Ever since "A Doll House" first came to the stage in the 1880's, critics have argued vehemently about the Ibsen's intentions while writing the...

A Separate Peace – Gene’s Journey

Gene Forrester's difficult journey towards maturity and the adult world is a main focus of the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene's...

Signs of societys sexism in The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper is a story, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Although the work is short, it is one of the most interesting works in...

One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

In Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in The Life Of Ivan Denisovich Ivan Denisovich is portrayed as the hero in the novel. The American...

Oliver Twist, a fiction novel

This book is a fiction novel set in the 19th century. I found the main theme of he book to be about the social...

“Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime with his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"....

Epiphany-Dubliners Essay

"Epiphany" refers to a showing-forth, a manifestation. For Joyce, however, it means a sudden revelation of the whatness of a thing. Joyce's tales about...

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby, in love with a woman, Daisy, who is married to Tom...

Sophocles tragedy “Oedipus the King”

In Sophocles tragedy "Oedipus the King", Oedipus proclaims " it was I who have pronounced these curses on myself" (Madden 37). With this announcement,...

James Joyce’s Ulysses

In selecting James Joyce's Ulysses as the best novel of the twentieth century, Time magazine affirmed Joyce's lasting legacy in the realm of English...

The story “A Rose for Emily”

In the story "A Rose for Emily", William Faulkner, the author talks about a life of a woman and the town she lived in....

Hamlet And Father

There are many different reasons why Hamlet must avenge the death of his father the late King Hamlet. The aspect of justice versus revenge...

Analysis of Similes in the Iliad

In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly...

The Great Gatsby: Imagery of Colors

F. Scott Fitzgerald used the imagery of colors in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby. The colors are used very frequently as symbols, and the...

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