Dramatical Novel Essay Examples and Topics

Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary

Literary realism refers to a style that faithfully portrays life and interprets the actualities of all the aspects of reality. The literary style emerged as a reaction to the clouded literary conventions, misplaced esthetic glorification, and excessive beautification of the universe presented by romanticism. As a literary technique, realism stands out from the other styles […]

The comparison of the three works of Woolf, Lawrence and Hardy

Analysis of the key features of each, finding the elements of the authors’ signature styles and deducing the influence of modernism in the given works The shift of the emphasis from the depiction of events taking place in the outer world to the inner world of the main protagonist is one of the most significant […]

Reflecting the Concept of Social Rank in Courtly Texts: Methods and Strategies.

Analysis Defining the specifics of social relationships and analyzing the principles in accordance with which these relationships develop is, perhaps, one of the most complicated tasks for a writer of courtly texts. Because of a large variety of factors, starting with the complexity of the leadership model adopted by the head of the state, up […]

Stream-Of-Consciousness Technique: Joyce’s “The Dead” and Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”

Introduction Stream of consciousness is a flow of ideas and images without any particular order. Sang discusses that stream of consciousness is “composed of the continual activity of the characters’ consciousness and shower of impressions” (173). Stream of consciousness is associated with direct and indirect interior monologue. Direct interior monologue includes the characters unuttered thoughts […]

Family Supper and Naema

Introduction The best stories are those that draw the reader into the plot, they create a certain level of anticipation, foreboding and incite in the reader the feeling of actually being within the story itself and experiencing the same feelings, the same terror or even the same happiness as the characters within. In the case […]

“Thoughts from Underground” and “Introduction: Roughing it in the Bush” Comparison

Comparison of the Two Poems and representation of Canada Margret Atwood’s poetry work revolves around representative literature. She portrays Canada during the 19th century. In her work, ‘Thoughts from Underground’, she portrays the challenges and the perception that different people had of Canada. The poem revolves around the country’s political and social organization. Moodie’s book, […]

Narayan’s and Rushdie’s Perspectives Regarding Hybrid Identity

The movement of people from one place to another has raised certain concerns in almost all aspects of life. This phenomenon has been evident in literature especially Indian literature. An individual’s interaction with his/her immediate environment at any given time affects their beliefs. It also shapes the individual’s preferences in life as far as identity […]

The Monstrosity and Revelation

The word monster is derived from the Latin language; in particular, one can speak about the root monare which can be translated as to reveal or to show. Overall, one can argue that monstrosity is one of the things that attract the attention of many writers who often describe people’s reaction to something that they […]

The Different Ways Virginia Woolf and Michael Cunningham Use the Concept of “Stream of Consciousness” in Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours

The stream of consciousness is a very complicated process which involves expressing all the thoughts, events and ideas which take place in the world. Considering the “stream of consciousness” as the direction in literature, it may be concluded that this is a very difficult trend which deserves much attention and gift. Virginia Woolf and Michael […]

The Narrative Voices in Stoker’s and Carter’s Works

Introduction Authors often resort to the first person narrative when writing their great novels. This helps authors create a very special atmosphere of a person’s confession. Authors manage to reveal the deepest emotions which become so true to life. Bram Stoker and Angela Carter created really specific confessions which can be regarded as semi-realistic. The […]

Compare and contrast: “Popular Music from Vittula” and “Naïve, Super”

Introduction The influence of American cultures on other countries is notable globally. The Scandinavian culture remains one of the observable traditions that have harbored significant manipulations from prevalent global cultures. Renowned academicians as well as writers have noted these influences and presented them within their literary works. Mikael Niemi and Erlend Loe are such authors […]

A Comparison of the Lottery and the Destructors Short Stories

Introduction In society, some people derive joy from seeing other people suffer. The above-mentioned fictional stories have a rather sadistic point of view. A specific group in each story derives its comfort in watching its fellow human beings suffer. One of the groups that could be excused are children who often derive fun in extreme […]

The Structure of a Literary Work Shapes Its Meaning

Henry James in his work “The Art of Fiction” and Joseph Conrad in his “The Task of the Artist” touched upon the problem of measuring the aesthetic value of a work of fiction by certain criteria. The outstanding theoreticians of the English literature Henry James and Joseph Conrad concluded that a novelist is free to […]

Compare Dante’s “Inferno” with Specific Poetry

Dante’s “Inferno” is one of the most famous descriptions of the hell created by Christianity. In “Inferno” Dante reveals all human sins and tries to warn people about eternal suffering in their afterlife. It is important to stress that Dante heavily relies on Christianity and regards certain activities as sinful in accordance with Christian dogmas. […]

The Great Lawsuit by Margaret Fuller and The Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Introduction Margaret Fuller and Walt Whitman stand out as two ancient literature goons who have done various works in literature and ones who appreciation for what they did. They feature some resemblances as well as contradictions in their works in the way they employs the different aspects of literature such as styles, settings, plots and […]

Advanced Literary Theory

Introduction Literary works including novels, short stories, narratives and poems provides us with lenses through which we can see and understand deeply various cultural, social and political aspects of our society which are critical to our societal well-being. They are a mirror through which a society can attain self realization more so in relation to […]

The symbolism of the journey in Frost’s “The Path Not Taken,” Welty’s “A Worn Path,” and Rhys’ “I Used to Live Here Once”

Introduction Symbolism is among the many literary devices used by playwrights to express mystical ideas through the emblematic use of images. Fiction writers as well as poets use symbolism deliberately to ensure that the audience gets the meaning beyond their literal description of their story. In other words, playwrights describe the strategy as seeing beneath […]

Different Views of Early Modern Europe

Aristocrat or peasant- these were only two of the classes that you could have been born into in early modern European society; you could have been born into a merchant family, a pirate family or worse yet a slave family. The class that you were born into was not always the class that you lived […]

Babylon Revisited & The Great Gatsby: Motifs & Themes

Introduction Usually, when the same author writes two books, thematic similarities can often be observed. Scott F. Fitzgerald’s short stories are considered the ground for experimentation for themes and motifs that are dealt on a larger scale in his novels (Sutton 165). Many believe that the story, “Babylon Revisited” was continued in the novel Tender […]

The motifs of life and death in the short stories Hills like White Elephants and the Story of an Hour

1. The manner, in which a particular author explores the motifs of life and death, never ceases to remain utterly reflective of this author’s unconscious anxieties, in regards to what accounts for the philosophical significance of how the earlier mentioned motifs interrelate. Therefore, when it comes to comparing/contrasting two works of literature (within the context […]

Female Characters in The Streetcar Named Desire & The Great Gatsby: Comparative

The novel, “The Great Gatsby” and the play “The Streetcar Named Desire,” contain two tragic female characters, namely Daisy and Stella, both of whom experience significant levels of abuse and neglect due to their spouses. Examining both women, one can see that their lives are a reflection of the attitudes of some women the present […]

A Taste of Blackberries: Short Stories Comparison

Although Hunnicut’s and Norris’s stories of the same title, “Blackberries,” are set in completely different environments and feature completely different characters, the two authors manage to touch upon surprisingly similar issues. Plotwise, the two stories have little to no elements that make them similar to each other; one might think that blackberries would be the […]

Female Characters through the Prism of the Male Heroes: Emilia Pardo Bazán and Henry James

Introduction: Where Two Stories Cross. Henry James and Emilia Pardo Bazán Creating a compelling female character is not an easy task even if making a woman the lead character. Henry James and Emilia Pardo Bazán, however, managed to create strong female characters by pushing the male ones into the foreground. Despite the fact that in […]

The Symbolism of Public Transportation in “On the Streetcar” and Washington Square

1. The symbol of the street-car carriage described in Emilia Pardo Bazan’s short story reflects the desire of the people to represent themselves as belonging to the higher class and to overcome the challenges of the real plebeian life. To accentuate the gap between the desire and reality, Bazan states about the plebeian carriage as […]

Critical Comparative Book Review: Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Liberator: A Biography and The Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Deats, Richard L and Mary Jegen. Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Liberator: A Biography. New York: New City Press, 2005. The book is a well structured chronological assessment of Mohandas Gandhi’s life from his childhood as an aspiring lawyer up to his untimely death. The author symbolizes nonviolent movements and peaceful deeds. The book summarizes Mahatma’s life […]

Comparison of a Short Story and the Film

Overview The Adjustment Bureau (2011) is romantic thriller film adapted from the Adjustment Team, a science fiction story. A film adapted from a novel/ book derives characters, plot, ending and theme from the book/novel. However, when it comes to The Adjustment Bureau, critics say that the movie is ‘loosely attached’. Therefore, the adaption of the […]

“The Lottery” and “Cleveland and It Hurts”

“The Lottery” and “Cleveland and It Hurts” I will make a comparison of the above two stories in the light of suspense, foreshadowing and flashback. I chose to use the above elements of literature because the two stories are heavily dependent on those elements. The Lottery examines the dark side of a human being, the […]

Analysis of “Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street” by Herman Melville and “A Sudden Awakening”

Social, historic and personal isolation is one of the most widely discussed themes in literature. Indeed, there are many literature characters that confronted to society being outsiders. Some of them adhered strongly to their isolation and others found forces (or were too weak to confront the society) to become “ordinary people” and conform to the […]

Comparing ‘The Story of an Hour’ and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’

Introduction “The Story of an Hour” by Chopin and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Gilman revolve around how men view women and their qualities. The short stories are ideally characterized by women who are trying to conform to the standards of the society in their quest for freedom. These two stories have similarities such as the […]

Comparative Literature between Gogol’s “The Overcoat” and Melville’s “Bartleby”

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol is centered on the life and death of Akaky Akakievich, an impoverished government clerk in St. Petersburg. Akaky is a hard- working man who is dedicated to his job, which includes hand-copying of documents, despite the lack of appreciation of his efforts even by his workmates who constantly distract and […]

Comparative analysis of Chekhov’s “Ionych” and “Anna on the Neck”.

Chekhov is one of the most celebrated Russian essayist, short story-writer, physician and a playwright. His works has made him to be viewed as one of the greatest and pioneering short-story writers. As a dramatist he managed to produce four exceptional classics while his superior short-stories are held in high esteem by literary writers as […]

Two Narratives of Chekhov’s Gooseberries

Chekhov’s story Gooseberries is composed of two narratives where one story is enclosed with another. The inner story is introduced by Ivan Ivanovich, the protagonist, who decides to tell about his brother Nicolay. At the end, the author transfers to the outer story to address the audience and frame the entire literary work. This frame […]

Сompare and Сontrast: the Lottery and the Rocking Horse Winner

There are many elements of literary devices, imagery, style, and tone that contribute to the creation of the overall spirit of works in literature. They shape the reader’s perception of the plot, the main characters, and the overall message of the literary piece. These elements are often used in their direct meaning, thus enforcing a […]

The Maturation of Emma, Huckleberry and Asher

TIn ordinary language it is common to use the words ‘hero’, ‘main character’ or ‘protagonist’ interchangeably, however in the language of dramatic theory, these terms are not identical; protagonists belong to a sub-set of main characters who undergo a change over the course of the novel. This change may be a literal change or a […]

Ways of Seeing: Similarities in Point of View in Cathedral and A Conversation with My Father

The short stories Cathedral by Raymond Carver and A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley, while they differ in characterization, both employ a detached narrative point of view to create an emotional experience of profound isolation in the reader. In Carver’s (2006) story, we learn the emotional isolation experienced by the narrator almost immediately, […]

Analysis of the opening and closing pages of a novel

Introduction The first chapters of any play or novel are important as it is where the characters are introduced to the reader and one gets to know their personality and beliefs. From the onset the reader may love or hate the main character. For the character that is loved, there is a connection, either the […]

A comparative essay between the novels “Artemis Fowl” and “The princes and the goblin”.

The elements of comparison that immediately come into focus when there is mention of the book ‘princess and the goblin’ and ‘Artemis fowl’ range widely. The variance of themes span from the essentials that describe a society such as food, clothing, money and the fundamentals that describe a place such as its geographical landscape or […]

Two poems with TV drama 24

Introduction Writing and film as different forms of art often come together to front particular ideas which are easily denoted from the thematic structuring of the specific pieces that one is looking at. This essay seeks to show how the TV series 24 has ideas reflected in a poem titled Traveling through the dark and […]

“Death Be Not Proud” and “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” [Analysis Essay]

One of the strongest and captivating issues about poetry is the ability to describe the same themes in many different and unpredictable ways. Constant discussions about death, its perception by people, and the possibility to avoid death seem to be the most frequent literary issues for consideration. “Death Be Not Proud” and “Because I Could […]

Oedipus Rex and Hamlet Compare and Contrast Essay

The present paper focuses on the comparison and contrast of the two literary characters who seek the murderer of their father: King Oedipus and Hamlet from two most famous classic dramas, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Sophocles’ play, King Oedipus appears a persistent seeker of the truth who disregards the dangers […]

Lessons learnt from Les Miserables and The Kite Runner

Morality finds voice through minor characters. This is observable in case of both Les Miserables and The Kite Runner. The main theme of redemption is similar in both the concert Les Miserables and the novel The Kite Runner. Morality presides through the presence of minor characters – animate or inanimate. In case of the musical […]

Parents as failed role models: A Doll’s House and Fight Club

Introduction As the world continues to usher in new generations, social, economic, and other demographic changes emerge. The current literature and empirical studies have focused on the significant socio-economic issues such as youth and development, women empowerment, gender parity, and empowerment of physically and mentally challenged. According to Bempechat (43), family and youth studies, have […]

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a trilogy authored by Suzanne Collins. The author gives a story of a woman who aims at achieving the ultimate prize. The film director, Gary Ross, presents the contents of the book in a film in concise way. Even though some contents are left out, the book presents the ideas of […]

A Comparison between “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin and “Wild Swans” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Chopin’s work was published in 1899 while Millay’s work was published in 1921. This period was marked by cultural transformations and technological advancements. This paper shall discuss the similarities and dissimilarities between the two works. Chopin’s main stylistic legacy is the objectivity of the narrator. The narrator treats women’s concerns without contempt and does not […]

Comparison of writers

The author Arthur Miller as analyzed through the book “Death of a sales man” and the author Flannery O’Connor as analyzed through the book “A good man is hard to find” are both similar because the authors are inclined towards tragedy. In other words, their works both end disastrously. However, the circumstances surrounding these downfalls […]