Themes Explored in Purple Hibiscus

Themes Explored in Purple Hibiscus

Five major issues explored in purple hibiscus are; domestic violence, oppression, religion, education and love. 2a) Adichie uses a narrative point of view to explore the theme of domestic violence. The book is narrated in the first person by a … Continued
Opposites and Paradoxes in King Lear

Opposites and Paradoxes in King Lear

The sequence of oppositional characters and motifs in the play bring about in the audience a sense of the corruption of principles that beset the protagonists of the play. With this sense of opposition comes a strong sense of the … Continued
Signatures and Apples

Signatures and Apples

And both Alvarez and Rios use strong figurative language to convey their feelings about these important formational moments from childhood. Alvarez uses personification and hyberbole to describe the mother’s cleaning. The speaker saw “[m]y name was swallowed in the towel … Continued
On Ophelia’s Madness

On Ophelia’s Madness

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively” (Volataire). In the article “On Ophelia’s Madness,” Caroll Camden talks about the reasoning behind the mysterious shift in the mentality of Ophelia … Continued
Beauty and the Beast Frankenstein

Beauty and the Beast Frankenstein

Victoria Moran, a famous author, once said, “As a society, we need to get lots more flexible about what constitutes beauty. It isn’t a particular hair color or a particular body type; it’s the person who grew the hair and … Continued
Catullus

Catullus

Catullus creates two poems, which show his immense love and affection for his girlfriend, Clodia. The content of the poems is the same and the themes contain similar ideas of everlasting love. The readers can first see that these poems … Continued
Literature Cape

Literature Cape

Many critics attempt to show how the disguise relate to the different parts, and/or different characters of the play. This story explores a cariety of themes and issues, however disguise, deceit, celebration and festivity are the major, more prominent ones. … Continued
No Ones a Mystery

No Ones a Mystery

The way that Jack treats this girl is horrible, and how this girl can endure to a type as he. No true man would celebrate their significant birthday in the way he did with this girl. As gift, he gives … Continued
What We Talk When We Talk About Love?

What We Talk When We Talk About Love?

If Mel believes his view of the elderly couple is true love then who is this author to say that it’s an “emotional immaturity? ” Especially, when Campbell also states that “the reader can rightly infer that nothing he has … Continued
Defining True Love

Defining True Love

Through recent production of certain movies, books, and songs, people have started to adopt this certain perception that the culture has put forward and has completely trashed whatever opinion they had about true love because they assume that the world’s … Continued
Cumming Poem Analysis

Cumming Poem Analysis

The poem I have chosen to interpret is called “I carry your heart with me”, written by E. E Cummings. I chose this one for several reasons. First of all, I must admit that I really like talking about love … Continued
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

While seemingly archaic, arranged marriages are still common in many cultures today. William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet chronicles the devastating emotions girls face when forced to marry an unknown man. Lord Capulet, Juliet’s father, is in charge of who … Continued
Write About a Book You Have Read

Write About a Book You Have Read

It was written by Nadia Khan, infamous writer in Malaysia. I started to read the book a week ago, in which 2 months after I bought it. At one bored night, after I have nothing to do, I started to … Continued
Analysis on Friday Night Lights

Analysis on Friday Night Lights

Its funny when i can watch a movie and compare it to a piece of literature. When you can compare a movie to a book, it means they share the same philosophy. The only difference is the way one another … Continued
The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol was written after his release and in France, in 1897, though it was published in 1898. His works during this exile were published under the name Sebastian Melmouth. The poem is written in memory of … Continued
Personal Growth Inspired by Love in the Epic of Gilgamesh

Personal Growth Inspired by Love in the Epic of Gilgamesh

A person who is feared and honored, loved and hated, strong but beautiful while still having a lot of courage has the same characteristics as many Gods. While Gilgamesh resembles this, he was only a man, not a God. Gilgamesh … Continued
Response to a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Response to a Midsummer Night’s Dream

I grew interested in the play’s conflict, since it seems modern day typical. I, for one, enjoy watching love stories and dramas. This play, served just that purpose. Reading of the avenged lover’s, Hermia and Lysander, plan to run into … Continued
Against Love

Against Love

At the beginning of this essay Kipnis says something stands out to me. “Love is, as we know, a mysterious and controlling force. It has vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. It demands our loyalty, and we, in … Continued
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Characteristic of most of Ernest Hemingway’s works, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” begins with a man and a woman seemingly happily in love but ends with that very love turning on itself and resulting in tragedy. The events … Continued
A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge

Look at how Beatrice and Eddie talk and behave. What does it tell you about their relationship? (P. 51) Throughout the passage, a lot is unveiled about the dynamic of Eddie and Beatrice’s relationship. From the start, Eddie’s unveiled as … Continued
Cyrano/Roxanne Comparison

Cyrano/Roxanne Comparison

Cyrano writes letters to Roxanne telling her how much he loves her, pretending to be Christian. He loves Roxanne, but feels that he is ugly and could never get her to love him back because of his huge nose. The … Continued
Uforgotten Love

Uforgotten Love

Do you ever reminisce about a lover that you had in your early years? Have you ever been young and deeply in love with someone and fascinated by his or her beauty? WB Yeats’ poem “When You Are Old and … Continued
Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands creates a whole new world for viewers to enjoy: the classic, perfect world of suburbia with each family living the American dream versus the unknown world of an uncommonly gentle man who is nearly human. The film Edward … Continued
Words Can Really Hurt

Words Can Really Hurt

In reality words can really hurt and sometimes even kill. It can be in many forms, such as cursing, lying or slandering. Although Much ado about Nothing is considered a comedy, speeches and words often take the form of brutality … Continued
Love, Power, and Romeo and Juliet

Love, Power, and Romeo and Juliet

The play Romeo and Juliet is a classic tale of friendship, love, betrayal, comedy, tragedy, and death. I t was written by William Shakespeare in and is considered one of his greatest tragedies. It has many different renditions and has … Continued
Analyzing “the Rocking Horse Winner”

Analyzing “the Rocking Horse Winner”

“The Rocking Horse Winner” DH Lawrence’s “The Rocking Horse Winner” is the perfect example of this materialistic world. The Uncle in the story “The Rocking Horse Winner” is symbolic of capitalism and the drive to continue to obtain a greater … Continued
The Oval Portrait

The Oval Portrait

Though abandoned, the castle is still lavishly furnished and full of exquisite paintings. Edgar Allan Poe set a very gloomy atmosphere with his use of speci? c words in the story. When describing places and moods in “The Oval Portrait” … Continued
Hamlet’s Love for Ophelia

Hamlet’s Love for Ophelia

Intro to Literature Drama Paper Hamlet’s Love In the tragic play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, one of the most common themes found throughout the story’s plot is the theme of love. Shakespeare interlaces many layers of thematic love through the … Continued
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

A timeless ideal adopted within the Orpheus myth is the damsel needing rescuing; Satine in the Moulin Rouge parallels Eurydice’s. Both characters are imprisoned in the underworld. In the Moulin Rouge Christian has the ability to bring Satine out of … Continued
Does Hamlet Truly Love Ophelia

Does Hamlet Truly Love Ophelia

In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, many arguments have been argued as to whether or not Hamlet is really in love with Ophelia. I believe that there is a lot of evidence arguing that Hamlet never loved Ophelia and that he was … Continued