Greek and Roman Literature

Greek and Roman Literature

Through battles, vivid descriptions of armor and other battle utilities, and specific actions regarding wartime affairs, timeless authors were able to characterize their heroes, as well as enhance the plotline. Two of the great works of all time, Homer’s The … Continued
20th Century World Literature a Madman’s Diary

20th Century World Literature a Madman’s Diary

In this paper we will research the Chinese Revolution of 1911. Talk about how is Lu Xun’s A Madman’s Diary a reflection of China’s revolutionary history, explain how In Diary, who the madman was and what he represented. Also we … Continued
Comparing Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau

Comparing Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau

In many works of literature, authors express their viewpoints on society and times in which they live. In the essay “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the authors speak out against conformity … Continued
How Successful Is Exposure as a Transformation of Othello?

How Successful Is Exposure as a Transformation of Othello?

Mal Peet I believe has successfully transformed Othello into a ‘modern day tragedy’, Exposure. He uses many similar characters, with many of the same personalities/motives. The two texts also explore many of the same themes, such as the outsider, racism … Continued
Apearance Are Deceptive

Apearance Are Deceptive

In the world today, appearances play a big part in everyone’s lives. We can’t tell what everybody is thinking because their outward appearance can cover what really goes on in their heads. Shakespeare does that in the play Macbeth especially … Continued
Dorian Grey’s Reaction to the Change in the Painting

Dorian Grey’s Reaction to the Change in the Painting

“The Picture of Dorian Grey” by Oscar Wilde, Dorian has a profound reaction each time he views the change in the painting, and he reacts with a self-pitying, vain attitude. Vanity haunts Dorian, and he cares only about how this … Continued
The Stylistic Analysis of Anthony in Blue Alsatia

The Stylistic Analysis of Anthony in Blue Alsatia

Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children’s literature is presented annually in her memory by the … Continued
Maghazi Literature

Maghazi Literature

Arabic was chiefly a spoken language with an oral literature of elaborate poetry and, to a lesser extent, prose. It is certainly known that the revelation of Quran had an important impact on the development of the Arabic literature. In … Continued
The Life of Pi Sdy Notes

The Life of Pi Sdy Notes

The author is the first speaker of the book. He seems patient, witty, and intellectual. Martel’s descriptive language shows that he is a deep thinker. 2. The story the author hears about Pi supposedly will make him believe in God. … Continued
King Lear

King Lear

A good writer borrows, and a great writer steals. ” Where Shakespeare failed to connect with me as a reader, limiting my appreciation for King Lear, Jane Smiley made me a believer with her clear and natural manifestation of Lear, … Continued
Middle Ages Literature

Middle Ages Literature

The Middle Ages had many interesting characteristics concerning the literature of that time period. The important literary works “incorporated elements and values drawn from different and conflicting traditions (Patterson 1143). For every opinion, there was another opinion to counter it. … Continued
Women Gatsby

Women Gatsby

Women’s intentions towards men in The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. In The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, women’s intentions towards men play a significant role in the development of the novel. While Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker … Continued
The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person. ” Amir, the main character in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, has an entire life full of guilt and full … Continued
Appeals Compare and Contrast Essay

Appeals Compare and Contrast Essay

In William Shakespeare’s Rendition of Julius Caesar death, the character Brutus must persuade the audience into believing his murder of Caesar was justified. To be sure that he is imprinted as a “heroine” for saving the roman empire he makes … Continued
Great Gatsby Essay

Great Gatsby Essay

The Biographical and Historical Approach to The Great Gatsby Throughout the book, Fitzgerald shows a lot of aspects of the 1920’s including prohibition and the illegal selling and moving of alcohol. Prohibition was a big part of the 20’s and … Continued
What Is Bravery?

What Is Bravery?

Bravery is having or displaying a sense of courage as well as being a daring individual. It is also a person who lacks the qualities of being cowardly or timid. Throughout history most great leaders showed that they were very … Continued
Biblical Narrative

Biblical Narrative

The Art of Biblical Narrative, by Robert Alter, presents us with an introduction to a literary approach to the Bible. Specifically, he treats the prose of the Bible as highly sophisticated fictional narrative for the purposes of literary and analysis, … Continued
An Introduction to Native American Literature

An Introduction to Native American Literature

American literatures embrace the memories of creation stories, the tragic wisdom of native ceremonies, trickster narratives, and the outcome of chance and other occurrences in the most diverse cultures in the world. These distinctive literatures, eminent in both oral performances … Continued
Transcendentalism and Romanticism

Transcendentalism and Romanticism

Throughout time there have been many literary movements, many of which become forgotten over time. However they should not be forgotten because they have shaped American literature into what it is today. Two of the more important literary movements of … Continued
Under the Lion’s Paw

Under the Lion’s Paw

Under the Lion’s Paw Late in the nineteenth century and early in the twentieth, Americans would see a major turn in their literature. Writers would turn away from the popular style of romanticism and focus on the struggle many Americans … Continued
Glass Castle

Glass Castle

However, there are some far more substantial themes and symbols taking place within the novel. These themes require a little more critical thought, and aren’t directly delivered to the reader. One of these themes being the heavy emphasis placed on … Continued
Essay on How Love Is Represented in Romeo and Juliet

Essay on How Love Is Represented in Romeo and Juliet

Comparing noughts and crosses by Malorie Blackman to Romeo and Juliet Noughts and Crosses is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Noughts & Crosses is a modern-day tale set in an alternative world where you are either a ‘Cross’ with … Continued
Common Sense Analysis and Review

Common Sense Analysis and Review

In 46 Pages author Scott Liell is able to poignantly illustrate the colonies metamorphosis from a dependent arm of the English Empire to an independent country, the catalyst for which was Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Liell is able to not … Continued
Why Poetry Is so Important

Why Poetry Is so Important

For example, an encyclopedia can offer information on elephants. You can discover where they live, what they eat and how they breed. This information is only for practical purposes only. You can grasp the ivory of the elephant, but not … Continued
Identity in Literature

Identity in Literature

“You are not your job; you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all … Continued
Was Justice Served in Hamlet

Was Justice Served in Hamlet

Justice is served in this play in the way of everybody who has done wrong dies. The play ends with 4 people dying in the last 4 pages and around 10 in total. In the end Hamlet finally gets up … Continued
The Scarlet Letter Theme Analysis

The Scarlet Letter Theme Analysis

The Scarlet Letter, a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a novel that takes place in the town of Boston, Massachusetts in 1642. Hester Prynne, the main character of the story, commits the sin of adultery. Because of this sin, … Continued
Dulce Et Decorum Est

Dulce Et Decorum Est

In this urgent time of crisis and war, we must not forget the scenes our troops must forge through; images we might never experience as we sit in our living rooms with eyes glued to CNN. As part of our … Continued
Madness in Hamlet

Madness in Hamlet

The theme of madness in Hamlet has been a widely popular topic in the discussion of the play by both critics and readers alike. Prince Hamlet, in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is not mad, in terms of sanity. However, he is … Continued
We Are Not Afraid to Die

We Are Not Afraid to Die

The author took the following steps to protect the ship when the rough weather began: * He grabbed the rails and sailed through the air into the ship’s main boom. * He found the wheel, lined up the stern for … Continued