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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...

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...