The interpretation of literary works largely depends on the major idea of the work and/or on the major purpose of the work.
According to Rahn, through the stories told to the young children by the old women, the children ended up intermingling the past cultures and forces with the current cultures of the world.
Both the long-term and the short-term causes of the revolution contributed to the public outrage and diminished the people's belief in the monarchy.
In the early 1930s to the 1940s, the war between China and Japan led to the establishment of the current communist system of government. Chuan-Sheng is an example of a man affected by patriarchal traditions [...]
Set in the post World War II, Greene's characters in 'The Destructors' represent the divide between the various generations, the old and the new.
The Guest: the similarities and differences The common feature of The Brothers Karamazov and The Guest is, on the one hand, the absurdity of existence.
However, despite all the pomp depicted by the King in the play there are numerous occasions in the play that the author uses to point to the aspect of divine right as held by the [...]
The writings of Anne Frank in her book dedicated to the Holocaust and called The Diary of a Young Girl should be considered as the greatest masterpiece of that period.
In order to present a clear picture of German participation in the war and the reasons, which provoked these people to fight and kill, it is necessary to concentrate on various sources and perspectives and [...]
Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies is considered to be a powerful educative novel about the events from the past which teach to become more confident in personal demands and desires; the image of [...]
Active protest of Norman Mailer in The Armies of the Night The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel/ Novel as History by Norman Mailer was a form of the active protest of the [...]
In literature, writing back is a style where authors use their experiences and historical time lines to bring into light some of the cross cutting social issues within the context of the society of the [...]
Through the above illustrations, the author reveals to the readers how dictatorial and archaic the Chinese government were in the past.
Reading Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness it is possible to see the cases of prejudiced opinion about Africa and its citizens, however, this point of view is aimed at presenting the situation which was in [...]
In the poems Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, My Papa's Waltz, and The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the poets Dylan Thomas, Theodore Roethke and Langston Hughes employ the poetic device of imagistic [...]
Mailer as the main protagonist of The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer and Wittman Ah Sing as the main protagonist of Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book by Maxine Hong Kingston represent the ambiguous [...]
In the book, William Apes has set the story in the 1800s a period marred by mass murder of Native Americans by the whites in the name of Christianity and in the quest of land.
Some of them included: the role of the church and the state, the importance of human rights and the role of a representative government.
While he was alive, some critics tried to distinguish Richler the polemicist from Richler the author."The apprenticeship of duddy Kravitz", "Barney's Version" and "Jacob two-two" are considered as some of Richler's best works."Solomon Gursky was [...]
The most important aspect of the narration is its emphasis over the power of having a personal reflection and the importance of sharing.
Thus, the idea of murder is used to represent the problems and conflicts typical for the Irish society of the 1900s along with accentuating the personal attitude to the question as the reflection of the [...]
On the other hand, in the story, "The Boat", the author uses the concept of the traditional cage to describe the inherent increase in social life rationalization in the conservative society of the main character.
Johnny Got a gun is a captivating anti-war book which is politically motivated and takes the role of educating the society on the adverse effects of war on human beings and the whole society.
The conflict between her new constructed culture and the tradition and culture that mama was brought up to know is an aftermath of the general mood of society after the effects of war and conflict [...]
He formulated the trick of the great wooden horse to give victory to the Greeks. The prince was also supposed to strike a balance of generosity to the citizens.
The presence of the girls at the supermarket confused Sammy and at one time this confusion led him to make a second call to a customer that he had already called.
They are drawn to the fact that equal opportunity is presented to all in the US irrespective of one's birth. In the US, it is possible for people of the same family to live completely [...]
The main difference between the film and the book is that the film is focused on the relationships between sisters in their romantic stories.
Indeed, as the old lady in the story dies, the last ray of hope for the world to stay the way it used to fade away, and the remaining of the past that the family [...]
By saying the "dying of the light", the persona may be referring to the last days of the living man. Old Age The father to the persona is dying of old age.
The striking difference in these two essays is that Thoreau is more rebellious when it comes to the government and he feels that the government is wrong and it must be subjected to criticism to [...]
Although both concerning the subject of war, the settings of the two poems are quite different."Dulce Et Decorum Est" is set in a trench of the First World War and dedicated to description of a [...]
In the Seventh and Eight Grade he discovered that villains are not only found in schools and the school playground but they can also be the unknown force called discrimination and this is a debilitating [...]
The two books talk of women suffering; however, the women in Deborah White's book suffered and faced more challenges and difficulties than those in Clinton's book.
One of the thematic thread that unites these three works of the writers from different countries is their attempt to reproduce how cruel and unfair the actions of the Nazi were. The Holocaust, the judgment [...]
The plot is carefully developed by Silko such that in Tayo embarking on a journey full of personal ceremonies to bridge Native American traditions and those of the westerners.
The living conditions that the slaves had to put up with were also appalling, as seen in Drought, where an entire family is forced to live in a tiny cabin.
The poet employs the abundant use of imagery and symbolism in passing the message, ideas, and the subject of the poem.
Wiesel was brought up in the mountains of the present day Romania and in 1944, at fifteen years old, his family was captured as part of a mission by the Germans to torture the Jews.
Having further introduced the main thesis of the essay and having given some background information, the writer moves smoothly to the body of the piece.