Family Drama Essay Examples and Topics

Reflective Entry of “Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing Children, Parenting and the Family Series” and “Udaan”

Trauma can be understood as an excess anxiety that overwhelms an individual’s feeling of safety or integrity. The impact of such experience triggers brain through muscle receptors and voluntary reaction system. The brain, as a result, will biologically work through the negative feedback mechanisms to restore the body to its normal functioning process. Several hormones […]

A Comparison of “A&P” by John Updike with “The Kiss” by Julia Alvarez

The essay compares the two stories, in a manner that shows that both authors have certain similarities. Both authors clearly show the influence of parenting, in inspiring their children into autonomous and independent thought. The authors emphasize on the role of fathers in the family and especially, in the building of character in their children. […]

Characterization essay: “War” and “The other Wife”

In this paper, I will strive to show the significance of characterization, at the expense of other elements of literature, towards the successful revelation of the deeper meaning of the following two short stories: “War” By Luigi Colette and “The other Wife” by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. As we shall see characterization can be employed as the […]

Reaction Paper to Two Short Stories: “Salvation” by Langston Hughes and “On Going Home” by Joan Didion

Introduction Authors use short non-fiction stories to convey unique messages of events, incidents, or emotions. This paper revolves around two short stories namely Salvation by Langston Hughes and On Going Home by Joan Didion. Further, it provides a summary of strategies utilized by the writers in conveying their ideas along with a detailed description of […]

“A Doll’s House”, “The Storm” and “The Victims”

Introduction The authors of the three stories are influenced by strong feministic perceptions to challenge existing social systems that make it difficult for women to advance. The three stories highlight various issues faced by women in different eras before the clamor for women’s rights gained momentum. As a result, women have more inferior social roles […]

Comparison of Nora from A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Elisa from The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

Two female characters Nora from A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Elisa from The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck have many similar characteristics. Both are women who live with husbands who do not understand them and do not feel the things as women do. Both characters are intelligent women who need to change their life, […]

How the works selected relate to life as we know it?

The stories the Storm and the story of an hour are two allegorical fictional writings that reflect on major issue that affects relationships in the current society. Written by Kate Chopin, she humorously and romantically highlights the impact of infidelity in a lighter tone. The author focus on the on the way couples struggle to […]

English Play by Edward Albee “Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”

Edward Albee focuses on the lifestyle of two couples as he writes the play, who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Nick and Honey make up the younger couple while Martha and George are a bit older. The marriage between Martha and George is full of insults; blame game and disrespect, which is contrary to Nick […]

Hardships, Family Relationships, Insanity and Death in Two Renowned Dramas Fences by Wilson and Death of a Salesman by Miller

Introduction Authors often use such themes as family relations in their literary works. Arthur Miller and August Wilson also resorted to this eternal issue. Their vision, their works Death of a Salesman (Miller) and Fences (Wilson), was praised by many people and is now regarded as conventional. Both plays received many awards and Pulitzer Prize […]

Is A Doll’s House a Feminist Essay?

Introductions Written by Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House is a play released during the Victorian era of the 19th century. The play addresses life as it was then, when women where no more than dolls, unable to perform significant roles in the then society as well as standing up for themselves in the family. It […]

Drama – the Relevance of the Oldest Plays

Prior to commencement of this course, I thought drama was disconnected from present day experiences, but I was surprised to find that even some of the oldest plays are still relevant today. I expected to learn about particular components of the social and cultural backgrounds of the plays by simply looking through their scripts. After […]

Gender Roles in The Yellow Wallpaper & Trifles

Introduction In many occasions, playwrights and filmmakers have portrayed marriage as an oppressive institution whereby the oppressed, the wife or the husband, responds appropriately towards the oppression. The two texts; the short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins and the play ‘Trifles’ by Susan Glaspell strategically illustrate this claim since they both aim at […]

Comparative of a Widow for One Year and the Cider House Rules

John Irving, the author of the novels the Cider House Rule and A Widow for One Year focuses on the theme of motherhood through the description of the main characters. Children who experience parental negligence especially from their mothers are unable to make solid decisions in their lives. Mother is the backbone of every family; […]

“Doll’s House” by Henrick Ibsen

“Doll’s House” is a three act play written by Henrick Ibsen in 1879 that gained popularity before the play’s first performance as it initially sold thousands of copies, which bring much anticipation to the audience. The play created a dispute as it portrays social problems on how female seeks individuality. It draws audience attention because […]

Life: We Can Only Know Our Own Moment In It

All poetry is about life, since all of us are in life. However, some poems seem to take a step back and view life as a phenomenon capable of being analyzed, rather than merely responding to the sensations of living. The following poems all take this grander view to some degree. They comment on and […]

Conflict of Generations in Smoke Signals and “Two Kinds”

Conflict of generations is a phenomenon in human relations that has existed as long as people live on the earth. Misunderstanding between the young and the old result from a vast variety of reasons, and the search for the suitable resolution of generation conflicts has been one of the topics attracting not only practical psychologists […]