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Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation...

The novel Brave New World

The novel Brave New World is like no other in fantasy and satire. It predicts a future overpowered by technology where the people have...

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut’s novel

Critics often suggest that Kurt Vonnegut’s novels represent a man’s desperate, yet, futile search for meaning in a senseless existence. Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, displays...

Captain John Yossarian

Captain John Yossarian is the main character of Joseph Hellers 1961 satirical war novel, Catch-22. Hes a bombardier in the Army Air Corps 256th...

Flowers for Algernon

In this story, the intelligence of a mentally challenged man is greatly enhanced by neuro-surgical treatments. He forms an attachment with a mouse named...

Arthur Koestler: ‘Darkness at Noon’

'Darkness at Noon' is the second novel of a trilogy, which revolves around the central theme of revolutionary ethics, and of political ethics in...

The novel Our Guys

The novel Our Guys, written by Bernard Lefkowitz, is a very dynamic story about the heinous actions of a dozen middle-class athletes, from a...

The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

In the novel The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, there were many different stories about JanePittmans life. In the movie there were not as...

Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights

This entire novel takes place in England between Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, two homes on the English moors. There is a distance of...

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

“The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham is an entertaining yet plausible story. It compels the reader to think about human nature and our attitude to...

An Analysis of Cry, the Beloved Country

In Alan Paton's novel Cry, the Beloved Country two characters, Absalom's girl and Gertrude, show the how society in Johannesburg is as a whole....

The novel Mrs. Miniver

In Mrs. Miniver, a novel of about 300 pages, Jan Struther writes about the simple and fulfilling life of Kay Miniver and her family...

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Duddy's obsession with land lies within his grandfather, Simcha. When Duddy was small, he spoke those unforgettable words to him, "A man without land...

Voyager Out By Katherine Frank

Katherine Franks novel A Voyager Out tells the life story of Mary Kingsley. She talks of her childhood, her young adult life, and her...

Comparing The Pact and Memoirs of a Geisha

In the novels The Pact, by Jodi Piocoult and Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden there is a strong reflection of life and...

The novel, “Cry, The Beloved Country,” by Alan Paton

Discrimination against people who are different can be identify in every country around the world. People of every sex, color, religion, and in this...

A book report on A Voyager Out

Katherine Franks novel A Voyager Out tells the life story of Mary Kingsley. She talks of her childhood, her young adult life, and her...

The novel Nineteen Eighty Four

In Canada, we have the freedom to do almost anything. In the novel Nineteen Eighty Four, there is no freedom. Although there are no...

The novella, “Good-bye, Columbus,”

Diversity is an attribute that is seen among people, situations and cultures. Everyone has encountered different situations at one time or more during their...

Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers

In the beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never get to...

The Playground of The Gods

Cathy Spellman's, The Playground of The Gods is an exuberant novel which deals with murder in a remote tropical paradise but can further be...

In The Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

When studying a novel it sometimes helps to look at the language used in a specific passage. In the novel In The Skin of...

Foreshadowing of Death in Moby Dick

In Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, a recurring theme of death is seen throughout the book. A coffin appears at the beginning of the...

Moby Dick, or The Whale: Book Report

I.Author Information Herman Melville, was born in 1819, in a very "good" neighborhood in New York. Many influences on Melville's works were European literature, experiences...

The Scarlett Letter and Moby Dick

Two distinguished authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, were the only two anti-transcendentalist novelists. They focussed their novels on limitations and the potential destructiveness...

Moby Dick: Symbols To Draw Attention

Often in great works of literature, symbols are incorporated to add depth. These symbols make it more interesting to the reader by making connections...

The Surprising Moby-Dick

Moby Dick was not the novel I expected. I was under the impression that it would be about seafaring and the whale Moby Dick....

Herman Melville And Moby Dick

I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began...

Moby Dick By Herman Melville: The Characters and Plot

There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael...

Wuthering Heights: Short Review

According to the editor Currer Bell, the novel Wuthering Heights may seem rather crude and unintelligible to those who know nothing of the author....

Madame Bovary: Short Review

Gustave Flauberts Madame Bovary tells the story of a womans quest to make her life into a novel. Emma Bovary attempts again and again...

Madame Bovary: The Tragic Love Triangle of Yonville

Gustave Flubert's masterpiece, Madame Bovary, was first published in 1857. The novel shocked many of its readers and caused a chain reaction that spread...

Madame Bovary – For Lack of a Better Man

Gustave Flaubert presents one extreme side of human life many would very much rather think does not exist. He presents a tale of sensual...

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert: Review

The novel Madame Bovary was written by Gustave Flaubert in 1856. Flaubert was born in 1821, in Rouen, France. His father, being a doctor,...

Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

This book is definitely a novel. It has all the elements of a true love story. It has a lovesick woman, who has her...

Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary: Comparisons

We would like to think that everything in life is capable, or beyond the brink of reaching perfection. It would be an absolute dream...

Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary & The Joys of Motherhood: Compare

Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman...

Symmetry of Narrative in Flauberts Madame Bovary

Over the span of the XIX century, Europes socioeconomic and political reality was transformed by unprecedented changes in technological development.  Urbanization and the emergence...

Madame Bovary: Critical Analysis

The story starts as we see Charles Bovary entering a new school in the town of Rouen in France. People laugh at him because...

Theme of Guilt in Lord Jim

Conrad’s guilt theme in the novel Lord Jim is shown directly through the main character, Jim. “Jim’s spiritual odyssey explores the theme of guilt”(Kuehn...

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

Nabokov’s Lolita is a book that deals with obsessive lust and bloody violence, the real horrors of which are often masked by the beautiful,...

Lolita: Movie Analysis

Lolita is one of the most unconventional literary classics of the century. Lolita is a twelve-year-old girl, who is desired by the European intellectual...

Radical Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate

There are many different definitions of feminism. Some people regard feminism as the idea that women deserve the same amount of respect that men...

Critical Analysis: Like Water for Chocolate

An oppressed soul finds means to escape through the preparation of food in the novel, Like Water for Chocolate, "A Novel in Monthly Installments...

Like Water for Chocolate – Movie vs Book

Laura Esquirels, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of...

Like Water for Chocolate Book Report: Traditions

Does your family have any traditions? Do you eat certain foods for certain holidays? Traditional values and family are important in many cultures, but...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Book Report

Lady Chatterley's Lover, written by DH. Lawrence was first published in 1928. The novel follows around the protagonist of the story, Lady Constance Chatterley....

Joseph Andrews by ‎Henry Fielding: Review

In Fielding’s Joseph Andrews you see a variety of characters. They range from the shallow, vain and proud characters like Lady Booby and Mrs....

Ivanhoe: Book Report

Ivanhoe is set in approximately twelfth century England during the time of feudal Europe, the crusades, Richard the Lion Hearted, and Robin Hood. Chivalry...

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...