Monkey and Masque – A comparison of symbolism

Imagine you could wish for your hearts desire. It could be anything you wanted. However, someone would have to die for your wish to...

A Doll’s House Central Theme

One of A Doll's House's central theme is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social...

Ismenes Indecisiveness in Antigone

The play Antigone is usually thought of as either the tragedy of Creon or the tragedy of Antigone, but it is just as much...

The Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness is a novel of indescribable horrors and actions that lie outside the human mind. It describes a mans (Marlow) voyage on...

The Missing Dialogue in Antigone

After reading Antigone, one might feel that there is lacking a dialogue between Antigone and Haimon before their deaths. Sophocles does not include any...

The novel “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan

In the novel "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan, the ignorance, the disregard of, and the necessity of love are all introduced as...

Life Is But A Choice

Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in...

Staging Hamlet for a Modern Audience

I do not agree with the comment of Hazlitt: 'There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage' Based...

Great Gatsby And Ethan Frome

The attempt to capture the American dream is a theme in many novels, and that is no exception when it comes to The Great...

Eliot’s Views of Sexuality as Revealed in the Behavior of Prufrock and Sweeney

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" tells the story of a single character, a timid, middle-aged man. Prufrock is talking or thinking to...

The Greek drama 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...

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it is clearly evident that the fluctuation in attitude to the dual role and situation and tribulations imposed upon the...

Analysis of Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is thought of as a fantastic, even fanatic, representation of Southern life, most memorable for its emotional oversimplification of...

All Quiet On The Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque's ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT is a very interesting and true-to-heart novel based in the first world war where many...

William Shakespeares Richard III

In William Shakespeares Richard III, we see Shakespeares interpretation of despot rule and the parallels that stem from this interpretation. The character type of...

Odysseus as a Lonely Traveler in Odyssey

In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus represents a traveler in life who is destined to make this journey alone, despite those who aid him, oppose him,...

The Great Gatsby, book by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By the end of World War I, many America authors were ready to change their ways and views on writing. Authors were tired of...

Frankenstein: Who is the victim

In Frankenstein, the monster and Victor are both put through many depressing and hurtful situations. I think that the monster was the true victim....

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock “

Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T. S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, "The...

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's life change drastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and...

Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov’s Mathematical Evaluation of Moral

Raskolnikov's mathematical evaluation of the moral dilemma presented to him in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment exemplifies the empirical view of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism attempts to...

The Symbolism of Houses and Cars

Francis Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is full of symbolism, which is portrayed by the houses and cars in an array of ways....

The Coward Revealed in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

In the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, the main character, Willy Loman, is a struggling salesman. Willy Loman is a complex...

Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Pygmalion and the Themes They Represent

In J. D. Salingers novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, muses at one point on the possibility of escaping...

Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence

Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the...

Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis

History tells us that since we have been able to write, our human race has had the habit of recording historical tales, or stories....

Margaret Atwoods, The Handmaids Tale

In Margaret Atwoods, The Handmaids Tale, our eyes are open to an oppressive society of which seems to be the near future. Widespread sterility...

The Modern Prometheus

Did Mary Shelley initially title her work about Victor Frankenstein and his creation The Modern Prometheus solely because of the glaring similarities between their...

The Grapes of Wrath a novel by John Steinbeck

Depending on which extreme the rain is in, it can be harmful or helpful. This is true for man, man can become both extremes...

Satire in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, is a fictitious novel that depicts life on an American bomber squadron on Pianosa, an island off the coast of...

T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

When we read T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” you almost get the feeling that Prufrock is gay. In fact,...

Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance

Wuthering Heights, a story of love and vengeance between two families for two generations. The Earnshaw family of Wuthering Heights, the Lintons of Thrushcross...

Othello and Iago

In Shakespeare's "Othello," Iago carefully and masterfully entraps Othello into believing that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with Cassio. He does this...

The novel Blindness, Jose Saramago

When defining the word blindness, it can be interpreted in various ways. Either it can be explained as sightless, or it can be carefully...

The Good Earth Point of View

The Good Earth is a third-person narrative, but the story it tells is Wang Lung's. Everything that happens is described as he experiences it...

Scarlet Letter – Judgment

For as long as man has walked on earth, he has taken it upon himself to judge and punish. It has been recognized as...

Oedipus Fate vs Free Will

Oedipus is a man of unflagging determination and perseverance, but one who must learn through the working out of a terrible prophecy that there...

Young Goodman Brown, Faith or Destiny

Nathaniel Hawthorne made his mark as a major American writer in 1850, with the publication of The Scarlet Letter. His work appeals to different...

Book Report For The Odyssey

The Odyssey is an epic poem written in a series of 24 books. It is one of two epics written over 2500 years ago...

Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451

Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451 Light, especially fire, and darkness are significantly reoccurring themes in Fahrenheit 451. Guy Montag, the main character, is a fireman,...

Four Faces of Man in Othello

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

Isolation And Loneliness

In many works of literature, some characters isolate themselves from society due to certain events that happen in their life that make them isolate...

Scarlet Letter Chapter Summary

Chapter 1: Hester Prynne has committed adultery. Two years ago her husband in Europe sent her on ahead to America while he settled some...

The Homeric hero

The Homeric hero strives to be the best among his peers. His goal is to achieve the greatest glory in order to earn the...

Chaucer’s The House of Fame

Many critics have noted the complexities within Chaucer's The House of Fame, in particular, the complexities between the oral and the literary. The differences...

The Enlightenment of Sammy in Updikes A & P

In John Updike's short story, "A & P," the main character, Sammy, is a cashier at a small grocery store. He is seen by...

Norman Mailer’s book The Executioner’s Song

Anger is a very powerful emotion. Anger generates hostility and a loss of control. It can tear into a person's heart and ruin them....

What Horror Is Kurtz Recounting As His Final Words

Truths lie inside the inner soul of all human beings, it is just a matter of when and where they will come out. Kurtz...

Death of a Salesman – Willy Lomans tragedy

Advancements in science throughout this century have led to tremendous advancements in industry. Advancements in industry, however, have not always led to advancements in...

Gulliver’s Travels, a work of satire

In 1726, Jonathan Swift published a book for English readers. Primarily, however, Gulliver’s Travels is a work of satire. “Gulliver is neither a fully...