Odysseus Defines An Epic Hero

On a website posted by teachers at Harker Heights High, an epic hero is someone who embodies the values of a particular society. He...

A Modern Macbeth

When looking back on the recent decades or even last week, it is not difficult to find a Macbeth-like figure in mainstream American culture....

A Comparison of the Marriage Plot and the Trial Plot

It is worthwhile to take a close look at the marriage and trial plots in The Merchant of Venice. The antagonists of the respective...

Gullivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift

Although it appears simple and straightforward on the surface, a mere travelogue intended solely for the amusement of children, Gullivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift,...

Macbeth Independance or Failure

Peasants of the early sixteenth century are often pictured carrying a bundle of limbs tied with vines on their backs. This is a perfect...

Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend John Hale, and John Proctor

Circumstances cause adaptation. Drastic circumstances cause drastic adaptation. The Salem witch trials of 1692 were definitely drastic circumstances. Society's hysteria, greed, and vengeance led...

A Portrait of Stephen Dedalus as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is above all a portrait of Stephen Dedalus. It is through Stephen that we see...

Comparative Essay Neuromancer and The Time Machine

A common tool of science fiction writers is the use of a character, to whom the reader can relate, placed in an alien setting....

Frankenstein, the age of Romanticism

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common...

Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, & Willy Loman Comparison

An immense desire for personal satisfaction, and extraordinary reputation can often result in a sickly, perverse distortion of reality. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, a...

The Theme of Love – Othello

In William Shakespeare's Othello the Theme of Love is very important.  The main themes conveyed are: Love can be used against you/ love can...

A Farewell to Arms – Love and Role Playing

John Stubbs’ essay is an examination of the defense which he believes Henry and Catherine use to protect themselves from the discovery of their...

My Antonia, The Anerican Dream

In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas...

John Stubbs’ “Love and Role Playing in A Farewell to Arms”

John Stubbs' essay is an examination of the defense which he believes Henry and Catherine use to protect themselves from the discovery of their...

New Testament and Homer

Hebrew and Greek attitudes toward killing are similar, but once religion is factored in a remarkable difference is revealed. Early Hebrew citizens were murderous...

Chaucers Canterbury Tales

In Chaucers Canterbury Tales there are twenty-nine plus one characters. Out of the twenty-nine plus one characters two will be compared and contrasted. The...

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is very unique because there is a play within a play. Shakespeare uses the interesting qualities of the...

The epic poem Beowulf

The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, is a seemingly invincible person with all the...

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Loving is a much more positive experience than being loved. In order to love, one must come to accept one to the extent that...

Gatsby as a Romantic

Doesnt it always seem as though rich and famous people are larger- than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a...

Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift

Gullivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift, is regarded as one of the greatest satires in modern history. The purpose of the book, although some of...

The Old Man and the Sea

Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of man's strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a story about an...

Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man

"Who the hell am I? " (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible...

Huckleberry Finn and Pride and Prejudice, Fathers

Authors have a great amount of insight into human's behavior and thought. Jane Austin in "Pride and Prejudice" and Mark Twain in "The Adventures...

Edna Pontellier’s Struggle for Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening the constant boundaries and restrictions placed on Edna Pontellier by society will lead to her struggle for freedom...

A Clockwork Orange Essay

A "clockwork orange" can be described as something that has a convincing outer appearance yet in the inside is merely controlled by outer influences,...

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley is a novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common gothic...

The Downfall of Lady Macbeth

Macbeth is a play full of magic, mystery, and murder. The variety of plots, as well as the interesting characters, force the reader to...

Othello: Summary Essay

*Othello is a tense, closely-knit play, with an ever-increasing emotional scene. The character Iago, Othello's ancient, is the cause of all the tragedy which...

The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines...

A Analysis Of Jack London Novels

Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things,...

Beowulf: Balance of Values

Symbolizing honor and strength, control of the "wine-hall" passes into the hands of the victor, under the traditional laws of the Danes and Geats....

Midsummer Nights Dream And Love

What Makes Us Love? What makes us love? This question has been studied for centuries by philosophers, scientists, and even writers in search of...

How Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the early Chapters

Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre was a ground breaking novel in the areas and issues it explored, such as passoin and a female desiring freedom....

Hope and Endurance in The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath in response to the Great Depression. Steinbeck's intentions were to publicize the movements of a fictional family...

The Leader of Beowulf

Beowulf displays the qualities of a good leader that were mentioned in the speech given by Hrothgar. The speech speaking of the vices and...

The play “The Merchant of Venice”

Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in...

Comments on Oedipus the King

It has been a fascinating process to read Sophoclesis play, Oedipus the King , with fresh eyes, mentally carving away the things I "know"...

The novel Gulliver’s Travels

As a seemingly wise and educated man, throughout the novel Gulliver's Tarvels, the narrator cleverly gains the reader's respect as a thinking and observant...

Mary Shelley the novel Frankenstein

Unbelievably Mary Shelley wrote the novel Frankenstein at the age of eighteen. This great work captures the imaginations of its readers. Frankenstein remains one...

Antigone, The Bad Citizen

Being a good citizen often involves doing something out of the ordinary to help others. Sometimes, that involves going against the will of others...

Ananlysis Of Andrew Marvell Coy Mistress

Andrew Marvell attempts to win his "Coy Mistress" over and ultimately convince her into unleashing her passion and turning over her virginity. He is...

Sir John Falstaffs Influence on Prince Hal in I Henry IV

In Shakespearean histories, there is always one individual who influences the major character and considerably advances the plot. In I Henry IV by William...

Shakespeare’s Comedy vs. Tragedy

Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "Romeo and Juliet". These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian...

The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath

In the Hollywood blockbuster Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone plays a devious, manipulative, sex-driven woman who gets whatever she wants through her ploys for control....

The Great Gatsby, a very compelling and well-written novel

The Great Gatsby was a very compelling and well-written novel. This book has a very intriguing plot, from the mysterious Jay Gatsby to the...

The Religion Of Huckleberry Finn

Religion is a simple concept to learn. Webster's dictionary defines religion as: "belief in a divine or superhuman power or powers to be obeyed...

Odysseus Personal Qualities

The Odyssey, by Homer, is about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. Odysseus fights in the Trojan War and wins. He travels towards Ithaca but...

The Scarlet Letter – Sins

The Four Sins in The Scarlet Letter Sin is a word that is definetely not universally defined. Sin is relative to a persons religion,...

Marriage in Othello

Marriage is a part of life. Something that many people, if not everybody, look foward to. Marriage is a sacred thing, it is when...