Literature

Shelly, Mary: Frankenstein: Lack Of Verisimilitude

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...

The overriding theme of the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

The overriding theme of the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare deals with the nature of love. Though true love seems to...

Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby

Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on...

Frankenstein: Obvious similarities between Victor and his creation

There are obvious similarities between Victor and his creation; each is abandoned, isolated, and both start out with good intentions. However, Victor's ego in...

Death Of A Salesman – Analysis

Human emotions are something that we seldom find a way to express clearly: from simple hand gestures, to a disgusted face. To understand his...

A Raisin in the Sun – Women

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry presents many themes that are found in everyday life. Some of these themes include the search...

Othello and King Lear comparison

If Shakespeare was alive today it is certain that there would be a lot written about him. We would read reviews of his new...

Blood Bonds Antigone and The Eumenides

Every human on this earth has a bond to another. These bonds, as well as their significance, differ between people. This paper will focus...

Frankenstein – The Question of Morality in the Novel

Morality. It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can...

Close Reading on Othello

Iago. Thus do I ever make my fool my purse; For I mine own gained knowledge should profane If I would time expend with...

Voltaire’s Candide

Voltaire’s Candide is the story of an innocent man’s experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and...

Does Science Explain All?

In the beginning there was darkness. Then there was light. Then there was consciousness. Then there were questions and then there was religion. Religions...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight & Color

Though often extensive detail may be condemned as mere flowery language, in understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight one must make special emphasis...

Nora and Heddas Struggle for Independence

In Isbens two plays, A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler, one character of each play breaks the stereotype or mold that is put on...

Great Expectations: Miss Havisham an Eccentric Character?

Miss Havisham is an extremely eccentric character. She is a rich and grim lady who lived in a large and dismal house. One way...

The Taming of the Shrew: Act IV Scene I

Grumio arrives at Petruchio’s house after accompanying Petruchio and Kate on a long journey from Padua. Grumio affirms the fact that the servants are...

Red Badge Of Courage Book Report

When I first started reading this book I thought why does every one rave about how well it is written so I totally dove...

Joy Luck Club

We had watched the movie Joy Luck Club, and I really enjoy watching it. The Joy Luck club is a story that about four...

Essay on King Lear

Historians en masse have determined that Shakespeare was most definitely not the first one to come up with the general plot lines contained in...

Barn Burning is a sad story because it very clearly shows the classical struggle...

"Barn Burning" is a sad story because it very clearly shows the classical struggle between the privileged and the underprivileged classes. Time after time...

Glass Menagerie: Fantasy Worlds and Their Symbolism

Everyone has their own little world in which they indulge themselves in whether it be real or just a fantasy. In The Glass Menagerie...

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey

People who thinks of Thornton Wilder primarily in terms of his classic novella "Our Town," The Bridge of San Luis Rey will seem like...

Beowulf: Anglo-Saxon Hero

There are many heroes in are history and all of them tried to do one thing to stop evil and if they succeeded they...

Maturity in the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” Holden Caulfield

The theme of maturity shows that in order to mature, people must except change and lose their innocence. In the novel "The Catcher in...

A Doll House Review

A Doll House is no more about womens rights than Shakespeares Richard II is about the divine right of kings, or Ghosts about syphilis....

Analysis of the Women in The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sibyl falls head over heels in love with Dorian Gray, willing to commit her life to him after only two weeks. Lady Henry hardly...

Nick Carraway, the narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

A hero is a person noted for their act of courage and nobility of a purpose. There is a hero in the story Beowulf....

Beowulf Analysis

A hero is a person noted for their act of courage and nobility of a purpose. There is a hero in the story Beowulf....

Analysis of Joy Luck Club

Ask any typical-looking Asian students around campus whether they are Chinese or Japanese and the reply will probably be universal: "Neither, I'm Chinese-American. "...

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Why would a civilized and peaceful town would ever suggest the horrifying acts of violence can take place anywhere at anytime and the most...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Portrait of Slavery in America

At the surface, Mark Twain's famed novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a thrilling narrative told by a 13-year-old boy who embarks on...

Antigone: The Significance of Historical Setting

Desirees Baby, by Kate Chopin, is not only a story about a mother and her child, but one of hatred and prejudices during the...

Personality in John Updike’s A&P

Character can be defined as the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. Authors usually embrace a...

Nick – Detached Or Dishonest?

The Great Gatsby is a difficult book to interpret, particularly because of the style in which it is written. Not only must the reader...

Jane Eyre: Role of Male Dominance

Jane Eyre: Role of Male Dominance Somewhere, The Dark Sheds Light "Never, never, never quit... " -Winston Churchill If women on this Earth had...

Death of A Salesman

A major turning point in the story Death of a Salesman occurs on pages 1394 and 1395. The scene is Willy walking into Charley's...

The Great Gatsby – a masterpiece full of controversy about the 1920’s life

The Great Gatsby is considered a masterpiece full of controversy about the 1920's life style. Fitzgerald uses symbolism to express in a more detailed...

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

'How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to...

Tom Clancy’s work

When choosing an author for my paper, I chose international suspense because I am very interested in foreign relations and the technology of modern...

Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald’s View of American Societ

"What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story," was said of Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is about the...

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written in 1850. It was based on the Puritans of the 1600's, which were revived in Hawthorne's...

The Odyssey

The great muses are called upon by Homer to tell the great adventure of Odysseus in his travel back to his home. Prayers are...

Apocalyptic themes, eschatology, and for some, teleology in literature

In the course Y2k and The End of The World, we've studied apocalyptic themes, eschatology, and for some, teleology. Apocalypse, which is to unveil...

The Tale Element in Beowulf

The genre of Beowulf eludes classification, and yet this is its beauty. The multi-layered body of the work is made up of different building...

A Quick Analysis of Dorian Gray

The story begins as Basil Hallward, a painter, is working on a portrait depicting a young man named Dorian Gray. His friend, Lord Henry...

Book Review Guide to Getting It On

Since the Victorian era the subject of sexuality has been carefully confined to the private arena of the home. Sexuality has been restrained to...

Janie’s entire life is one of a journey. She lives through a grandmother, three...

Janie's entire life is one of a journey. She lives through a grandmother, three husbands, and innumerable friends. Throughout is all, she grows closer...

Jay Gatsby: Shattered Dreams

F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby is a tragic tale of love distorted by obsession. Finding himself in the city of New York, Jay...

I play the villian – A comparison of Iago and Uriah Heep

Evil is not an entity that lends itself to quantification. However, there are various ways to measure levels of malevolence, and there are certainly...

The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to capture its...