Moria as a Symbol of Hope to Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Inspiration can often be found even in the darkest of times. Often, when people are going through difficult times, they find inspiration in things such as religion, books, and even other people. In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Offred, the novel’s protagonist, lives in a dystopian society called The Republic of Gilead where, because … Read more

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 affected by the Dust Bowl that was forced to move from their homestead. Also a purpose of Steinbeck’s was to criticize the hard realities of a dichotomized American society. The Great … Read more

Emily Dickinson “Hope” is the Thing With Feathers

In “Hope” is the Thing With Feathers, she uses many of her techniques to make the poem more lively and fun to read. In this poem, Emily Dickinson uses an irregular rhyming scheme of “abcb. ” This means that in each of the three stanzas, the second and the fourth line rhymes with each other. … Read more