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Fathers and Sons: Book Report

Arcady: His Voyage Towards Individualism In the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Arcady plays a major role both in his own life...

English Literature Coursework Assignment – Far From The Madding Crowd

In the novel Far from the Madding Crowd the main female role, Bathsheba Everdene, is pursued by three suitors, each of whom is very...

The Tragedy of Emma Bovary

"I've never been so happy!" Emma squealed as she stood before the mirror. " Let's go out on the town. I want to see...

Jane Austen’s Expression Through Emma

Jane Austen's novel Emma is basically a biography. As Jane Austen matured through her childhood years, she acquired many talents which are reflected through...

Cervantes – Don Quixote

Cervantes' greatest work, Don Quixote, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its appearance it has amused readers or caused...

Don Quixote: The Misadventures of a Lunatic

In medieval times, knight-errants roamed the countryside of Europe, rescuing damsels and vanquishing evil lords and enchanters. This may sound absurd to many people...

David Copperfield: Short Review

Truthfully, my reasons for choosing to read this particular book were somewhat unexpected- going into the library and seeing so many books, I didn't...

David Copperfield: Book Review

The novel David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens, deals with the life and times of David Copperfield. About a century ago in a small...

User Friendly in Childhood’s End

In Arthur C. Clarkes novel Childhoods End, people or beings use each other for selfish reasons. Sometimes it is subtle, even subconscious; other times...

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: Book Report

Catch-22 is one of the most poorly constructed, and distasteful books Ive ever read. Its order of events, or lack of order, becomes clear...

Catch-22: Book Report

In Catch-22, Joseph Heller reveals the perversions of the human character and society. Using various themes and a unique style and structure, Heller satirizes...

Catch-22 and the Theme of Death

There are many ways for a man to die, but there is no way to bring him back after he has entered the world...

Joseph Heller’s Catch-22: Short Review

Joseph Heller satirizes, among other matters, red tape and bureaucracy in his first novel, Catch-22. The novel concerns itself with a World War II...

The Deft Touch of Catch 22: Heller’s Harmonious Unison of Comedy and Tragedy

Since the dawn of literature and drama, comedy and tragedy have always been partitioned into separate genres. Certainly most tragedies had comedic moments, and...

Bridge to Terabithia: Short Review

Bridge to Terabithia is set in rural Virginia in the mid-1970's. The story revolves around characters; the Aarons, the Burkes, the students and faculty...

Another Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Truman Capote wrote the novel Breakfast at Tiffany's without a rhyme or a reason. He used real life characters possessing different names. It is stated...

Setting of Blood Meridian

Cormac McCarthy's setting in Blood Meridian is a landscape of endless and diverse beauty. McCarthy highlights the surprising beauty of combinations of scrubby plants,...

Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian

Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a passionate, lyrical, and ugly novel of depravity and destruction of life in the Old West. It is a...

Bless Me Ultima – Tony

Blood becomes the river. The human race dies and only the she-goats and the he-goats (109) remain. The lake cracked with laughter of madness...

Bless Me, Ultima: Book Report

Characters: Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family. She is Tony's mentor and helps him to...

Around the World In Eighty Days: Summary

The title of the novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, is pretty much self explanatory. An Englishman, Phileas Fogg, places a wager that...

Rand’s “Anthem”

Anthem, a science fiction novel, deals with a future primitive society in which the forbidden word "I", which is punishable, has been replaced by...

Less Could be More in Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina was well-written, with a good plot, and valuable themes. But it fell short in each of these categories, because Tolstoy simply tried...

Anna Karenina – Part 2 Chapter 3

In part two chapter three, Kittys broken heart causes her health to decline. There is a moment in this part of the story that...

Anna Karenina – The Complex Character of Constantine Dmitrich Levin

In the novel Anna Karenina, written by Leo Tolstoy, both major and minor characters played important roles through out the story. One protagonist, Constantine...

Madama Bovary & Anna Karenina: Compare

Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness  of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with  their lives pursued their dreams...

Anna Karenina- Characters in the Life Novel

By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other...

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over...

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...

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....

Looking For Alibrandi – Changing Perspective

Looking for Alibrandi is a novel which mostly deals with the concept of emotional change. Through a number of characters, the author, Melina Marchetta...

Frankenstein, the greatest Gothic Romantic Novel

Frankenstein is considered to be the greatest Gothic Romantic Novel. It is also generally thought of as the first science fiction novel. Mary Shelley...

Invisible Man By Ellison

"Who the hell am I? " (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible...

Jane Eyre as a Feminist Novel

A feminist is a person whose beliefs and behavior are based on feminism (belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes)....

The Scarlet Letter: Novel vs. Film

Films of this era are criticized for lacking substance and making up for this deficit with explosions and special effects. Books command a bit...

Wuthering Heights By Bronte

In Brontes novel Wuthering Heights the idea compensation for love lost is discussed. Wuthering Heights is a quiet house in the country where the...

The main character of the novel Crime and Punishment

The main character of the novel Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov, is in reality two totally contradicting personalities. One part of him...

Herman Melville: An Anti-transcendentalist or Not?

Melville, Herman (1819-91), American novelist, a major literary figure whose exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes foreshadowed 20th-century literary concerns but whose works remained...

The novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

As you know many novels are structured around routine themes, symbols, and occasional motifs. The novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is no...

The life experiences of Francie in a A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

In the fictional novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith tells the life experiences of one girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York....

Candide, by Voltaire

Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes...

Comparing Consistency in Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Tar Baby

Morrison's novels, Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Tar Baby, reveal a unity and a consistency in her vision of the...

The Grapes of Wrath – a Novel by John Steinbeck

Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne contains much symbolism. The symbols take many forms from the setting to the characters. The...

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad's literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects...

Huck Finn character analysis in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark...

Huck Finn In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, there is a lot of superstition. Some examples of superstition in...

A&P”, written by John Updike: Initiation story

"A&P", written by John Updike, is based on a moment in the life of a cashier. He was known as Sammy and he referred...

Themes of The Good Earth Pearl Buck Good Earth

The theme of this novel is not a complicated one. The author is trying to show how a family can rise from poverty to...

Sirens Of Titen

"It took us that long to realize that a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is...

Problems in The Catcher in the Rye

It is a worldwide known concept that communication among different people is a necessity of one's life if it is to be a happy...

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...

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