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Themes in “Bridge to Terabithia”

There are many main themes in Bridge to Terabithia. One of the most important is Jesse and Leslie's magical kingdom in the woods called...

Structure, Themes, and Motifs in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

At first glance, Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman appears to be a simple story of the tragic life of an ordinary man....

Themes in Siddhartha

The major theme of Siddhartha is that happiness comes from spiritual peace. Throughout the novel, the protagonist seeks such peace, which is finally achieved...

Lord David Cecil suggests that the theme of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

Bronte, is a universe of opposing forces-storm and calm. Wuthering Heights, the land of storm, is a sturdy house that is set up high...

How the Setting Reinforces the Theme and Characters in Araby

The setting in "Araby" reinforces the theme and the characters by using imagery of light and darkness. The experiences of the boy in James...

Gatsby: Theme and character analysis of Tom and Daisy

The characters' search of their own identities and the struggle that ensues is the most suffusive theme throughout The Great Gatsby . The fact...

A Doll’s House central theme

During the time in which the play took place society frowned upon women asserting themselves. Women were supposed to play a role in which...

The Theme of Vengeance in Homer’s Odyssey

Homers epic poem The Odyssey a tale of Odysseus journey home. This is a story of a warrior named Odysseus and his 20 year...

Themes In Lost Horizon

What is Paradise? Throughout history man has sought to create, find, or at least image a paradise on earth, a place where there is...

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...

Odyssey Themes Essay

When Homer wove the characters of The Odyssey into a story, he undoubtedly left room for interpretation of their actions. The characters, most of...

The theme of The Odyssey

The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones. Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus own...

The Expression of Themes in Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio is a compilation of short tales written by Sherwood Anderson and published as a whole in 1919. The short tales formulate the...

Willa Cather Works Themes

Sara Orne Jewett, a local colorist from Maine, once suggested that Willa Cather write from her own background. Cather followed that advice and became...

The Theme of Love – Othello

In William Shakespeare's Othello the Theme of Love is very important.  The main themes conveyed are: Love can be used against you/ love can...

Emily Dickinson and Death as a Theme in her Poetry

Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinsons many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the...

The Scarlet Letter – Themes

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a truly outstanding author. His detailed descriptions and imagery will surely keep people interested in reading The Scarlet Letter for years...

The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols and the Theme of Man vs. A Hostile Environment

The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during...

Revenge as a Theme in Wuthering Heights

When Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, first appeared in 1847, it was thought to be obscene and crude (Chase 19). To the common person,...

The Scarlet Letter, the good versus evil theme

Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, subterfuge, and intrigue, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a pretty good...

Shakespeares Othello Themes

Lots of times people get love and lust confused. In Shakespeares Othello, the characters in this book are very confused about the difference and...

Theme of Othello

Likely the most influential writer in all of English literature and certainly the most important playwright of the English Renaissance, William Shakespeare was born...

The Crucible

Essay Topics for The Crucible Consider some of the authority figures in the play –Danforth, Parris, and Proctor. What traits, events, or characters motivate...

Their Eyes Were Watching God

In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford goes on a journey of self-discovery. What does she learn or...

Themes of Frankenstein

There are many different themes expressed in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. They vary with each reader but basically never change. These themes deal with the...

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...

Themes of Strength and Sacrifice in The Grapes of Wrath

In Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, Ma Joad and Rose of Sharon graphically portray the themes of strength and sacrifice. They are universal...

A Doll’s House Central Theme

One of A Doll's House's central theme is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social...

Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Pygmalion and the Themes They Represent

In J. D. Salingers novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, muses at one point on the possibility of escaping...

Escape theme in the “The Glass Menagerie”

"The Glass Menagerie" is set in the apartment of the Wingfield family. By description, it is a cramped, dingy place, not unlike a jail...

The Republic – Book 1 – Theme Of Justice

The subject matter of the "Republic" is the nature of justice and its relation to human existence. Book I of the "republic" contains a...

Theme of Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxons were the members of the Germanic peoples who invaded England, and were there at the time of the Norman Conquest. They were...

A Doll’s House – Central Theme

One of A Doll's House's central theme is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social...

Theme of abusement at The Glass Menagerie

Abuse that begins during early childhood is very detrimental to the one being abused. The child is just beginning to learn who they are...

Reoccurring Themes and Symbols at Nathaniel Hawthorne works

Reoccurring Themes and Symbols in Different Works by Nathaniel Hawthorne It is no secret that Nathaniel Hawthornes The Ministers Black Veil is a parable....

Themes in Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

A major theme of J. D. Salingers novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is turning your back on the world is not good. The...

Christian theme Throughout Thomas Stearns Eliot’s poems

Throughout Thomas Stearns Eliot's poems run Christian themes and values that evoke a critical view of society. Though he published relatively little compared to...

Beowulf: Themes

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the...

Separation as a theme in Frost’s poetry

The creation of borders and boundaries has been around since the beginning of civilization. The division of property and possessions among individuals establishes a...

Universial Themes in “The Return of the Native” and “Great Expectations”

Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to...

What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in ...

All media forms, be they written or audio-visual reflect ideologies and themes of the era in which they are produced. 19th century Russian Literature...

Scarlet Letter – Secret Theme

One of the main themes in The Scarlet Letter is that of the secret. The plot of the book is centered around Hester Prynne's...

Homer’s Iliad – Theme Analysis

In Homer's Iliad, war is depicted as horrible, bloody, and fruitless. There are no clear winners in The Iliad. Many people die in vain...

The main theme for Antigone

The main theme for Antigone is that people sometimes have to learn the hard way from their mistakes. This theme is expressed in the...

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...

Persuasive theme: Overpopulation

Overpopulation is becoming one of the most preeminent problems facing human civilization. This complicated, pervasive issue will come to be a problem of the...

Themes In A Farewell To Arms

In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, women of the Ibo tribe are terribly mistreated, and viewed as weak and receive little or no...

Catcher in the Rye themes

When one thinks of St. Sernin and Notre Dame, one tends to think of two beautiful cathedrals, not to churches that portray two totally...

The two Romantic themes

The two Romantic themes that I have chosen are the nostalgia for the past and the importance of an individuals emotions. Emily Bronte uses...

The overriding theme of the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

The overriding theme of the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare deals with the nature of love. Though true love seems to...

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