Candide – A Contrast to Optimism

Francis Marie Arouet de Voltaire was the French author of the novella Candide, also known as "Optimism"(Durant and Durant 724). Many of Voltaire's works...

The Minor Characters of Hamlet

It is reasonable to wonder what Shakespeare had in mind while writing Hamlet. After all, Shakespeare wasn't a philosopher or historian, or even a...

His Taints And Honours Waged Equal With Him?

Philo, one of Antony's loyal friend and partner in war, has seen Antony going from one respectable soldier to then abandoning his everything about...

The Age of Shakespeare

The second half of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th are sometimes called in England "The Age of Shakespeare". William Shakespeare's...

The Great Gatsby, a novel that is about the rich people of the roaring...

The Great Gatsby is a novel that is about the rich people of the roaring twenties and in particularly about a man named Gatsby...

All Quiet On The Western Front Movie vs Book

After reading the novel and watching the movie “All Quiet on the Western Front” the novel proved to be a lot better for learning...

The play Death of a Salesman

Many symbols are incorporated into the play "Death of a Sales man" and they in turn relate to both character and theme. The hose,...

Absalom and Achitophel as a Political satire

Satire is a form of literature, the proclaimed purpose of which is the reform of human weaknesses or vices through laughter or disgust. Satire...

Tragedy in Oedipus Rex

The Greek drama Oedipus Rex is clearly a tragedy. It definitely meets the five main criteria for a tragedy: a tragic hero of noble...

Huckleberry Finn Values of Society

Often in satire, writers will use the internal conflict of a character to symbolically criticize the values and morality of society. In the novel...

Antigone Essay On Creon

Creon was a powerful leader of the city-state of Thebes who was viewed as a tyrant. Whether his qualities were good or bad, the...

Macbeth-tragic hero

Towards the end of the play, Macbeth reveals himself as a ruthless beast who values his position of King more than anything. But it...

In what ways is ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ an appropriate title for the...

In the play, The Taming of the Shrew', characters contribute greatly to the development of the storyline. As one of the main characters Katherina's...

Animal Imagery in Henrick Ibsen’s

Animal imagery in Henrick Ibsen's play, The Doll House is a critical part of the character development of Nora, the wife of Torvald Helmer....

Black Matters, Toni Morrison

In Black Matters, Toni Morrison discusses “knowledge” and how it seems to take on a Eurocentric standpoint. The “knowledge” she discusses is the traditional...

The Great Gatsby – The American Dream

Scott Fitzgerald: The Apprentice Fiction, Fitzgeralds ultimate subject is the character of the American Dream in which, in their respective ways, his principle heroes...

Voltaire, Many Writing Techniques

In Candide, Voltaire uses many writing techniques which can also be found in the works of Cervantes, Alighieri, Rabelais and Moliere. The use of...

A Rose For Emily, a brilliant story

"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner is a brilliant story. Faulkner uses great techniques to try to confuse the reader. The story begins...

My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Rothke

My Papa's Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke's dad was an alcoholic...

Homosexual Overtones in Volpone

During the Renaissance, women did not participate in the theatre; hence, men, dressed in drag, played women's roles. This particular characteristic of Renaissance drama...

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

People live with lies every day. Everyone from the President of the United States to the poorest beggar in New York City has told...

“Their Eyes Were Watching God”-Analyzed

Janie is the novel's hero. The story is told in first person as she narrates the story of her life to her friend Pheoby...

Who is Iago

Iago poisons people's thoughts, creating ideas in their heads without implicating himself. His first victim is Roderigo. Roderigo remarks, "That thou, Iago, who hast...

“To Build a Fire” by Jack London

“To Build a Fire” by Jack London is a short story about a man traveling along the Yukon River in the bitter winter weather....

The Role of Prejudice In The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed. The premise...

Antigone By David Greene

As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character...

Ethan Frome Essay

Could you ever imagine living your entire life in the same town and if you try to leave something will keep bringing you back....

The Stranger, Albert Camus Research Paper

The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or...

Truly Tragic Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Macbeth is the epitome of what the literary world regards as a "tragic hero". His admirable qualities are supplanted with greed and hate when...

A Comparison of Satire in Voltaire’s Candide and the Film Lexx

Voltaire's Candide is a story about a young man learning about the realities of the world; realities he never could have believed to happen...

The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in Society

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents...

Shakespeare’s play, Othello

There are many literary works that contain villains who play an essential role in the development of the work as a whole. However, I...

Antigone & Ismene Essay

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

A Woman’s Fight for Independence in The Awakening

Right from the beginning the plot is almost conveniently evident. You find a woman, Edna Pontellier, tired of living her life as a pampered...

Langston Hughes Biography

People always listen to music, watch movies or plays, and even read poetry without once even thinking what is could be that helps and...

Poes Composition of the Raven

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

Shady Characters In Book

This Book has many shady characters, only Gretchen is the one character you can feel sorry for, that is what makes this tragedy so...

Kate Chopins “The Story of an Hour”

The late 1800s were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husbands ideals and accept a life...

Race in Shakespeare’s plays-Othello versus The Tempest

Shakespeare's plays incorporate an entire panorama of diverse subject matters. He deals with a lot of social, political and cultural issues in his plays....

A Comparitive Study Of The Work Of The Devil

It is true that the study of the devil or evil in general as a part of the world has intrigued man for centuries....

Siddhartha: Suffering, Desire, Enlightenment

In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, a classic novel about enlightenment, the main character, Siddhartha, goes on a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Siddhartha...

Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet

Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, these amazing plays all originated from the single mind of William Shakespeare. The plays in which Shakespeare wrote, he wrote...

Tales of the New Babylon

Zolas La Debacle, first planned in 1868, was the penultimate chapter in Les Rougon-Macquart. Warfare was something Zola had always meant to give full...

Inspiration in “Ode to the West Wind”

Shelley deals with the theme of inspiration in much of his work. However it is particularly apparent in Ode to the West Wind where...

Childhood and the Treatment of Children

Children all over the world are treated differently at different times, during different centuries. Some children are raised by both of their parents in...

The novel Wuthering Heights

In the novel Wuthering Heights, a story about love turned obsession, Emily Bronte manipulates the desolate setting and dynamic characters to examine the self-destructive...

The Twelfth Night

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare extends a humorous exploration of identity that he had begun in The Comedy of Errors. In the Twelfth Night, Viola...

Who Is Crazier

I picked two short stories that I would like to compare and contrast in this essay. The first story is called "The Yellow WallPaper"...

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia MacTeer, and Frieda MacTeer. Pecola Breedlove is an...

“The Odyssey”, Telemachus, and Penelope

In "The Odyssey", Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically and mentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope. In book I, Athene urged Telemachus to...

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