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Summary of Antigone by Philip Harsh

In Antigone by Philip Harsh, the play Antigone by Sophocles is critisized. Many argue about the originality of the play. Scholars believe that a...

Shakespeare’s Othello – The Character of Iago

One of the most intriguing characters in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is Othello's "friend" Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to...

A Room of Ones Own

In 1928, Virginia Woolf was asked to speak on the topic of "women and fiction". The result, based upon two essays she delivered at...

Presentation of satire in Brave New World

In Brave New World Huxley is targeting consumer, materialistic attitudes that existed in his time (and still do today) and extrapolating, then projecting them...

Victorian Age Report

Not all 19th-century writers were attracted to the novel. Walter Savage Landor, besides writing one or two unforgettable lyrics, poured out his views of...

A Tragedy Makes A Hero

A tragedy can be described and executed in many ways, whether it is through cinema, television or a play for theatre, as long as...

Dryden’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy

Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy is a discussion in dialogue form of such matters as the merits of Elizabethan, French, and Restoration plays, the...

The story of The Yellow Wallpaper

The story of The Yellow Wallpaper reflects the period where men have dominated over women. The real meaning of this story is written hidden...

Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings...

Symbolism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Symbolism is a literary technique used in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to liven up the story and give a deeper significance to...

Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters

On reading Beloved by Toni Morrison and Don Quixote by Kathy Acker, there seem to be quite a few similarities in themes and characters...

Romeo And Juliet With Midsummer Nights Dream

"Lord, What fools these mortals be... " That's what Robin Goodfellow from the book "A Midsummer Night's Dream" remarked. It is inevitably the truth....

All is Not for the Best

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...

The epic poem Beowulf

The epic poem Beowulf tells of an evil, mysterious, and ravishing creature named Grendel. Although no precise concrete descriptions or visual references were given...

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of...

Evolution of Profanity

The evolution of written profanity began roughly in the sixteenth century, and continues to change with each generation that it sees. Profanity is recognized...

“My Papa’s Waltz”, Roethke

In "My Papa's Waltz", Roethke discusses a very heartbreaking and distressful situation. He talks about alcoholism in the family and how it affects the...

The tale of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of...

Pride and Prejudice: What’s Love Got to Do With It

In Pride and Prejudice life is not all fun and games. There are many pressures in life: mothers with high expectations for a good...

Latin Literature in History

Greek literature was one of the numerous Greek accomplishments from which Romans drew immense influence. The Romans picked up first on the Greek embrace...

Technology in A Brave New World

Technology is defined as using the entire body of science, methods, and materials to achieve an end. Technology, or techne, is so preoccupied with...

A Farewell to Arms Critique

The overall tone of the book is much different than that of The Sun Also Rises. The characters in the book are propelled by...

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Throughout the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, participants of the pilgrimage tell stories to entertain one another. These stories, while amusing, tend to have...

The real tragedy of Hamlet

Throughout history, it has been witnessed many times that artists do not usually make their mark on the world during their own generation. Like...

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven written by Edgar Allan Poe is a very famous poertry. "The most obvious symbol is the Raven its self. Poe uses the...

State of Madness

Tell-Tale Heart "TRUE! --nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I ahd been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? "...

The Pardoner and The Brothers

Throughout literature, relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes. In Geoffrey Chaucer's frame story,...

Petcharchen love in Romeo and Juliet

The Petrachan lover has many characteristics. The Petrachan lover is attracted to beauty, and list physical characteristics. He idealizes his mate. He is normally...

“A Raisin in the Sun” was written by Lorraine Hansberry

"A Raisin in the Sun" was written by Lorraine Hansberry. It has won her an award in 1959, at age 29, the youngest American,...