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“The Semplica-Girl Diaries” by George Saunders

Nevertheless, the streaming growth of the industrial revolution of the 19th century brought some significant changes to the understanding of social inequalities."The Semplica-Girl Diaries" is one of the chapters from the diary called Tenth of [...]

American History in Dickey’s “Ghostland”

However, he does so not with the aim of making the readers' blood run cold because of the monstrous details of the ghosts' past.*In his book, Dickey is trying to depict the American history, society, [...]

“Survival in Auschwitz” by Primo Levi

For instance, in the chapter called "The Drowned and the Saved", the author only describes the setting and does not allow making any particular conclusions about his position, and the reader has to interpret the [...]

“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

The purpose of this critical analysis is to explore the author's description of the targeted characters in the book. The emphasis of the book is that the brothers were always determined, focused, and intelligent.

Byzantine in The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

Anna portrays historical accuracy in her unbiased account of the father, and her information about her background contributes to the accounts of the Byzantium events, highlighting to the readers the Byzantine way of life.

“The Twenty Years’ Crisis 1919-1939” by E. Carr

In his book, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations, Edward Hallett Carr studies the political and economic factors that predisposed the creation of the conflict, at the same [...]

“Blood Child” a Story by Octavia Butler

However, the interpretations of slavery and obligation to pay the rent are not mutually exclusive, because the obligation to pay the rent forces humans to become slaves and have to provide their bodies for incubating [...]

“Year Zero” a Book by Ian Buruma

Through numerous examples of events happening in many countries after the end of the war, Ian explains to us that the changes in socio-political systems were made by the people who tried to make the [...]

“I Love Yours for White People” by Lac Su

However, in the pursuit of a better future, the Asian community faced significant resistance on the part of the residents. In the memoir, the author focuses on the eternal confrontation between various cultures leading to [...]

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Since the goal of the author is to reveal the darker side of North Korea, Demick specifically drew her interviewees from Chongjin, which is one of the largest towns in North Korea whose residents have [...]

“Revolutionary Mothers” by Carol Berkin

The author enlightens the reader about the true and fictional stories of that time, points out the stereotypes and realities."Revolutionary Mothers" by Berkin demonstrates the silent, yet fierce power of women during the revolution, their [...]

Significance of Place in Literature

These elements will be considered one at a time in a bid to prove the centrality of place for objective criticism of the novel Coming to Birth which will serve as my reference for the [...]

The Plum and the Golden Vase

The birthday of Ximen Qing is to start the following day to which he invites Pan Jinlian and Wu Song to a night the two will never forget.Int.

The Pagoda by Patricia Powell

Prior to the completion of the letter, the shop was reduced down to ashes together with Cecil, the person who fetched her to Jamaica, mistreated her sexually and who assisted her in putting up the [...]

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace book

She also makes her decision to move to South Vietnam because of her spirited heart of humanity, love, longing for the end of the war and the sufferings subjected to the citizens of Vietnam.

War and peace

At a personal level in the life of a Christian, engaging in war or acts of violence in order to resolve emerging conflicts is not part of the biblical doctrine.

Witchcraft Fiction

The three postulations have been nullified in the Malleus Maleficarum as none of them adequately explains the effects of the devil and witches.

Highway of the Atom:

From the various field notes on the different parts of the North where he travelled, the reader gets the different aspects of the region and its people.

Children’s Literature for Literacy

Children literature deserves lots of attention; it provides the reader with an opportunity to investigate the worlds of different people, analyze oneself, and comprehend each piece of information because of such features as a friendly [...]

Satire in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Works

With time, Bulgakov's satire turned out to be more and more dramatic, pointing out the shortages of technology and society development."The first of the various levels on which the novel's satire functions is that of [...]

Ordinary Men Book Review

In the wake of the strong-held belief that Jews were responsible for the fall of German Empire, there was massive deployment of police officers to clear Jews from ghettos and exterminate them.

Ambivalent Conquest

The book's chapters, the monogram, and the conclusion do not explain the author's central argument. In this book, Clendinnen attempts to explain Landa's actions when he championed for the rights of the Maya people and [...]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The author maintains that the events that transpire in his novel do not necessarily reflect the history of Czechoslovak. Therefore, the circumstances faced by most of the characters in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" coincide [...]

Francois- Marie Arouet De Voltaire – Candide

This is a story written down by Voltaire whose main motive of writing was to capture and ridicule the political inclinations of the time, illustrating the political and philosophical controversies of the eighteenth century.

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer has also been able to write quite a good number of poems such as The Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and The Legend of Good Women.

Onion Tears Book

In the story, Huong becomes a refuge because of war in Vietnam and therefore finds herself in Australia as her second home.

Some Thoughts on what is to be Done

While he provides a bare account of development, he is not to be considered pessimistic but instead aims to make people aware of the facts of development motives, especially by the western countries.

The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny

The book critically acclaims the role of American bombers in post WWII time when the allied forces were getting apart because of the political differences that were beginning to showcase. The problem was the food [...]