Historical Literature Essay Examples and Topics

The Review of John Lewis Gaddis’s Book Surprise, Security and the American

The Americans are inclined to discuss their country as the safest place in the world because their rights and freedoms are protected, and the necessary security is provided and guaranteed, and moreover, security is free. This idea is reflected in the book Surprise, Security, and the American Experience written by John Lewis Gaddis who discusses […]

Book Review: Classical realism and neo-realism

Comparisons and contrasts International relations theorists suggest that realism and neo-realism are both theories that best explain international relations due to their principles which are based on dominance and self- help systems. The book entitled Theory of International Politics by Kenneth Walts defines neo-realism as international relations based on anarchy and capacity distribution. On the […]

Significance of Place in Literature

Introduction Place is highly significant in literature since it is to a very significant extent, determinant of how all other aspects of a literary work are understood. Although it is usually considered a lesser element in comparison to say plot and characterization, place is of such significance in literature as to warrant more attention than […]

The Plum and the Golden Vase

Synopsis Set in futuristic China, the story of Jin Ping Mei is adapted to take into consideration new social developments within the country. The one child policy has been abolished resulting in the rise of many prominent business oriented clans. Located in the Qingdao region of China, the Ximen household rose to prominence over a […]

Identity, Belonging and Masculinity in “The Buddha of Suburbia”

Introduction The book Budha of Surbabia is a real life memoir of experiences that every human endures whenever they go to a new location and want to be expected by the aboriginal people of that particular society. The plot attests at how people undergo a sort of rite of passage in order to be accepted […]

Review: “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Friedrich Nietzsche

The following is a critical writing on Nietzsche based on his work called Thus spoke Zarathustra. The discussion is a critical approach of the thoughts expressed in his work. It will particularly explore four sections of Nietzsche work namely the prologue, the despisers of body image, self-overcoming and redemption. It looks into how the soul […]

Limits of desire in the literature of sixteenth Century

The theorized analysis of desire in different works of literature was first witnessed in the sixteenth century. The first literature on desire was broad; however, with time, different types of desires were considered in a distinct way. In prose, poetry, and drama, the literature carried desire themes such as love and knowledge. In its definition, […]

Critical Review: Czechs in British Literature

The article is written by Joraslav Peprnik. The article is an overview of the Czech themes and figures, and other English literature topics (Peprnik 34). The survey of these factors is based on fiction, meaning there is no tangible evidence on these issues. The Czechs were not mentioned by many writers in the past apart […]

The Pagoda by Patricia Powell

Introduction ‘Pagoda,’ a book by Patricia Powell talks about a big secret. Lowe, a Chinese immigrant who runs a shop in Jamaica, is trapped between black and white villagers and faces threats from both groups. After living together with Miss Sylvie for convenience for thirty five years, their marriage changes to be a marriage of […]

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace book

Dang Thuy Tram’s masterpiece Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a captivating informative chef-d’oeuvre that demonstrates the author’s love for her country based on the sorrowful situation that the country is undergoing. As young as 23 years, she associates with the communists’ party in her quest to ensure that the Vietnamese people do not […]

War and peace

Pacifism may portray various meanings to different people. One common meaning of this terminology is the ability to settle disputes without engaging in real war. To pacify primarily means making peace. However, the terse questions still remain unanswered. Is it possible for a Christian to remain pacifist in the contemporary world? Can conflict be avoided […]

“Gender, Race, and the Regulation of Native Identity in Canada and the United States: An Overview” by Bonita Lawrence

The article “Gender, Race, and the Regulation of Native Identity in Canada and the United States: An Overview” by Bonita Lawrence talks about the Native people, the way the laws and relationships between the modern world and long standing traditions have changed and shaped the present treatment of a whole population. It is evident that […]

Götz and Meyer, written by David Albahari

Fictions on holocaust are often shocking because they depict murders by the Nazi prosecutions and cold-blooded massacre of Jews. Such stories are full of unsparing depiction of human sufferings and genocide to such an effect that, one fails to see perpetrators as humans, who used to be viewed as faceless entities that were programmed to […]

Witchcraft Fiction

Introduction The Malleus Maleficarum is a historical book that was written in the middle age. The term Malleus Maleficarum means ‘The witch hammer’. The book guided investigators as they eradicated witchcraft in the society. The effect of this historical book is intensive in the modern society despite the time that has elapsed since it was […]

Leadership Skills: “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli

Introduction The Prince is a story written by Niccolo Machiavelli after his downfall in the government as a diplomatist and political consultant. Machiavelli directs his pieces of advice to both readers and leaders assuming that all of them have similar leadership skills or strategies. Although it is an ancient story, personally it is a revelation […]

Book Review: “Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea” by Dan Bjarnason

Introduction ‘Triumph at Kapyong:Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea’ by Bjarnason, is a book that revolves around Princess Patricia’s second battalion comprised of about seven hundred participants who were dispatched into the line of the United Nations forces with the aim of plugging a hole. Starting 24th of April 1951 at night, a group of Chinese […]

Highway of the Atom:

The book commences with an explanation by the author about the meaning of its title, Highway of the Atom. The author bases his work on a certain period in history about uranium mining and the impact it had on the local natives in Canada. The mining at Port Radium at Great Bear Lake affected the […]

In the World of Mirrors: Looking for the Author’s Image

The Scent of Garlic: China Postmodernism and Mo Yan In spite of the fact that postmodernism in China, like every influence coming from the West turns into something completely inimitable and unique, the art of Chinese authors can be still understood by the European dwellers. Among the issues which modern Chinese writers touch upon the […]

Children’s Literature for Literacy

Literature is one of the most amazing forms of art in the world. Words of different writers, their ideas, and unbelievable imagination – all this make each piece of literature unique and captivating. Nowadays, in the world of literature, there are no limitations, inequality, and other problematic issues. Everyone has the right to enjoy a […]

Satire in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Works

Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov is considered to be one of the brightest representatives of Russian literature, known for his The Master and Margarita. This outstanding satirist made wonderful attempts to represent post-revolutionary Russia, and The Master and Margarita is not the only work that amazes due to its analysis of good and evil, courage and cowardice. […]

Ordinary Men Book Review

Holocaust in itself goes beyond describing extermination of Jews; it describes crime against humanity in general. The damage that the Holocaust caused in Europe has not been matched in history. Nevertheless, the big question remains today; who was responsible for the extermination of Jews? Well, many people believed, and still believe that, Adolf Hitler was […]

To Live: a true story or biased fiction?

The main points of the novel Some background knowledge on the history of China To Live is one of Yu Hua’s most famous novels. In this essay, I am going to discuss which period of time is biased and which ones are not. Later, I will argue that the reasons why Yu Hua is biased […]

Ambivalent Conquest

An Overview of the Book In the Ambivalent Conquest, the author, Inga Clendinnen examines the Mayan trials initiated by Diego De Landa when he visited the Yucatan in 1561. Landa’s inquisition was motivated by reports of human sacrifice purportedly performed by the Mayans, whom he believed had been converted to Christianity[1]. Landa set out to […]

How and Why Indigenous Literature Approaches Decolonization

Problem Statement and Purpose From 1892 to 1969, Canada forced many Aboriginal children to join public funded schools under the administration of churches like the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church. During this period, these children experienced both physical and sexual abuse besides the forced separation from the family and society. This abuse left scars that […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Most works of fiction borrow from historical events. Therefore, for anyone to understand a particular work of literature, he/she has to be familiar with its historical context. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” is a novel set in Czechoslovak. This means that it would help the reader if he/she has an understanding of Czechoslovak’s history. Milan […]

Exterminate All the Brutes by Sven Lindqvist

Is it possible to consider the world and society in which the phenomenon of Holocaust develops as civilized? Is it a result of the Nazis’ brutal actions or the consequences of the development of racism in the history of the Western civilization? In his work Exterminate All the Brutes which was first published in Sweden […]

Calvino’s Perspective on the World History

Admittedly, Calvino could choose any setting for a story of a personal rebel. However, his novel is not much of a personal rebel. It is rather a reflection of the history of humanity. Calvino’s choice is far from being accidental. The author chose one of the most significant periods in the history of humanity. This […]

Book Review for “Song of the Hummingbird”

The first part is a review of the song of the Humming bird in terms of reasons why the author wrote that book. The questions about the book are discussed as well as a personal opinion. Book review The purpose of this book is to bring out the story of the Mexican people before the […]

“The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano”: Analysis of the Literary Devices

Introduction Olaudah Equiano’s production, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.” formed part of the Classic and Contemporary Readings publication that appeared in 1789. In this autobiography, Equiano is very definite in his mission to convince his readers of the existence of the slave trade in the 17th […]

Oscar Wao’s Story: It Is Written for People to Understand

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz has gained numerous awards. This passionate story of a family which has lived through horrors of a country, where a vicious dictator commits his inhumane crimes, touches the reader’s heart. Some argue that the book cannot be regarded as a serious literature since its language […]

Liberation and Oppression in Ruth Almog’s writing

Invisible Mending and David Fogel’s Facing the Sea In the work of Jewish writers Ruth Almog and David Fogel the themes of liberation and oppression take the forefront. Both writers exhibit an interest in how the oppressed person deals with his or her situation, as well as the psychological effects of oppression, particularly on the […]

Francois- Marie Arouet De Voltaire – Candide

Although political satires do not withstand the test of time, and are quickly forgotten whenever there is change in political regime, the Candide story has defied the odd of time and continues to puzzle scholars and leaders. This is a story written down by Voltaire whose main motive of writing was to capture and ridicule […]

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer the author of the book The Canterbury Tales was among England’s best poets. He was born at around 1340 in London. His father was a wine businessman and an assistant of King Butler. Geoffrey Chaucer’s life is not so understandable especially when we try to look at his early age that […]

Kite runner as a metaphor

Introduction Kite running refers to the act of manipulating the spool of the kite in order for it to move and beat other kites. This sport is quite common among children in Afghanistan and normally entails two boys who each have separate roles. One is responsible for determining the actual direction that the kite will […]

Onion Tears Book

Summary of the story Authored by Diana Kidd, Onion of Tears is a captivating must-read chef-d’oeuvre presenting the story of Nam Huong, a young Vietnamese girl. The girl, a refugee in Australia found herself in the place because of a war in her home country, which saw her parents succumb to death. On her journey […]

Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed and My Personal Role in the World

In the amazing world of literature, there are so many works which help to evaluate this life, person’s role in this world, and the principles that are so important for self-improvement. Among the variety of literary works, it is very difficult to define the one that perfectly depicts people’s hopes, dreams, and thoughts which are […]

Some Thoughts on what is to be Done

Many books have been written within the concept of development. It is evident from a historical perspective that there have been different perspectives as far as the term ‘development’ is concerned. Gilbert Rist, one of the greatest authors of his time has written very a comprehensive book on development. In his book, ‘The History of […]

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. Americans were following democracy with every intention to spread the same political approach to the occupied countries in Europe whereas Soviets, because of their logistic […]