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William Faulkner: Literature Works

The theme the author considers is related to the inability of a person to cope with the ideas implemented in the society but still the desire to be the part of that society.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 5
  • Words: 1359

Satan in “Paradise Lost” – Milton’s Epic Poem

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Making Satan the main antagonist of the poem, Milton shows the inner struggle in the character's soul and the process of his devolution, depicting him as a fallen angel gradually transforming into a devil.
  • Subjects: Poems
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 832

Lady Lazarus Poem by Sylvia Plath’s

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Thus, the speaker sees herself as a victim of the doctors just as the Jews were victims of the Nazi in the concentration camps. She used Jew Nazi illusion in the poem to pass her [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 658

The analysis of two literary works

In this paper I would like to analyze the novel The House on Mango Street, written by Sandra Cisneros and the short story The Gift of the Magi by O.
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 550

Characterization of Hamlet

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When Hamlet learns in a dream that he is supposed to revenge the death of his father, he promises to do so "with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, may sweep [...]
  • Subjects: Plays
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 876

Ancient Works of Literature

According to the author, the king is "given such glory of war, such honor of combat, that all his kin obey him gladly till great grow his band of youthful comrades".the character of the king [...]
  • Subjects: Mythology
  • Pages: 4
  • Words: 1366

Langston Hughes and Black Elite

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The black elites included the educated African Americans of the Harlem Renaissance and the middle class African Americans. Hughes used this essay to elevate the beauty of the African Americans and pass a message to [...]
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 6
  • Words: 1702

Medieval Poetry – The Expressions of the Romantic Love

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One should always remember that poetry is something that stays the same through the centuries, reminding people of the bygone centuries and the traditions that the people of the then times adhered to.
  • Subjects: Poems
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 790

A Modern Cinderella and Other Stories

The beginning and the end justify the title for the rest of the story is nothing like the fairy tale and lays out the daily trials of simple folks.
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 10
  • Words: 2970

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

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He chooses to stay on, despite his clear disapproval of the society around him Before his trip to the wilds, he becomes aware of the imminent threat of exile.
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 1416

Greek Mythology Influence

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In fact, majority of the traditions that people in the modern society carry out have their origin in Greece. One Greek mythology that has influenced the whole world is the celebration of the Olympic Games.
  • Subjects: Mythology
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 558

What Is It to Live in Time: Observing Nature and Society

As some conclusions can be based on observations, it is necessary to consider the work by Engels and Marx that analyses the relationships between individuals in society in terms of their connections to each other [...]
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 862

Pride in Ancient Greek

This paper discusses the character and behavior of two Heroes in the Iliad with the aim of explaining the Geeks' concept of pride.
  • Subjects: Mythology
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 568

Symbolism in Death of a Salesman

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The play is based on both Miller's personal experiences and the theatrical traditions in which he was instructed in."Death of a salesman" revolves around the Loman family with Willy Loman, the father, who also works [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 5
  • Words: 1699

I Need a Wife by Judy Brady

In most cases, it is quite difficult for husbands and men as a whole to invert their mindsets on the way they perceive women and their wives.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 625

Conflict of Generations in Smoke Signals and “Two Kinds”

Obviously addressing the young generation with the message of understanding and reconciliation, the movie is set in a form of narration that highlights the key stages in the process of accepting the father's mistakes.
  • Subjects: Family Drama
  • Pages: 4
  • Words: 1186

Creation Myths: Theories of Myths

This longing to explore on the nature of creation through vivid accounts or tales, prompted the materialization of way of life and custom which in the long run led to formation of religions and subsequent [...]
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 937

Two Opposite Worlds: “Utopia” and “1984”

More criticizes the laws of the contemporary European society; he highlights that other countries, in the East for instance, have more fair laws; and after that he starts depicting Utopia, where all people live and [...]
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 853

Short Detective Story

You nabbed them!" "Who?" asked the detective."The time fugitives" said the other man, with a note of deep distaste."They were not content with the domes, the recycled air, the recycled food, the unvarying light and [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 2725

The Moose and the Sparrow

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He will have to lie, by omission, for the rest of his days.Mr. Anderson, a witness to bullying, is affected for the rest of his life.
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 889

Jacques Le Goff: the Terms “Intellectual” and “Labor”

The term "intellectual" in the Middle Ages We have seen the term "intellectual" itself as a word representing a certain kind of a person, a member of a special class."Intellectual" is also a modern term.
  • Subjects: World Philosophy Literature
  • Pages: 5
  • Words: 1422

World Literature Syllabus

The study of every work of literature should start with the introduction in the epoque when the work was written and its peculiarities.
  • Subjects: World Philosophy Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 577

Othello and Oedipus Rex Characters’ Traits

The two characters had to overcome several obstacles in a manner that led many of their followers to respect and honor them, and their royal positions Othello can be considered to be a black member [...]
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 963

Kafka’s The Metamorphosis

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The main subject of the novel is the family relations and problem of a person's worthiness in the society. The author explores and analyses such social problems as a person's worthiness and the ills of [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 6
  • Words: 1654

A Clockwork Orange: Setting and Literary Devices

The role of setting in Anthony Burgess's dystopic novel A Clockwork Orange can be defined in a similar manner even though it does not immediately affect the way in which novel's characters address existential challenges, [...]
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 6
  • Words: 1662

Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance

Within a short period, Harlem was transformed in to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the whole of New York. Although Langston's poems, spoke of the experiences of black Americans in light of a white [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 4
  • Words: 1164

Literary Analysis Susan Glespell’s Trifle

It can therefore be justly concluded that Susan Glespell's 'Trifle' is indeed a feminist work and seeks to engage in feminist objectives through the plot and the characters.
  • Subjects: Plays
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 565

The Market Place: A Woman with a Child

On the one hand, it is a bit challenging to express the emotions and thoughts of the main characters in the chosen situation.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 497

Learning to See & Learning to Listen

Thesis statement: learning to listen is easy as compared to learning to see but hard to perfect. Even though it is the easiest approach to learning, listening remains the hardest skill to perfect as compared [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 668

Marlow in “Heart of Darkness”

The third level of darkness that comes out from the novel is that of the tendency of every human being to be evil.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 721

Story of Jacob and Esau

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Unfortunately, his wife Rebecca overheard the conversation and since he loved Jacob more, he advised his beloved son to lie to his father that he was Esau.
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 746

Black Boy By Richard Wright [Text Analysis]

As is clear from the summary of Richard Wright's "Black Boy," Ella's hard work causes her to develop health problems leaving Richard with the option of looking for odd jobs to provide for the family. [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 7
  • Words: 1997

The Problem with Mr. Gunes

However, the principle made a point to assure Jake that he would not get into any trouble as a result of this suspension.
  • Subjects: Plays
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 607

Different Cultures in Tito’s Good Buy and in the Land of Free

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From the very beginning, the author provides a thorough description of Tito's present life including the place he worked, the people he communicated with and the attitude he had towards other people, which emphasizes some [...]
  • Subjects: Comparative Literature
  • Pages: 4
  • Words: 1370

Rhetorical Analysis of the Article

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.
  • Subjects: Historical Fiction Comparison
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 748

David Mccullough: Summary and Themes in “1776”

The period was one of the turbulent and confusing times in the history of the U.S.as the British and the American politicians made drastic efforts to reach a compromise.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 5
  • Words: 1407

Othello and Snow Country: Personal Opinion

As aforementioned, it is hard to differentiate between love and passion as they all come in the name of love. Nevertheless, because his 'love' for her is based on passion, he smothers her to death; [...]
  • Subjects: Plays
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 994

The Long Voyage by Jorge Semprun

Indeed, in some scenes the author builds the narration in a way that shows his uncertainty in the situation, and the change of external and internal seems to help the narrator to find the solution.
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 655

Walter Lee Younger: Character Analysis Essay

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This promise is immature; Walter knows very well that getting the money to invest in his business remains a point of contention, yet he promises Willy that he would take the money.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 940

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.
  • Subjects: Historical Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 682

“On Killing” by Dave Grossman

Ironically, soldiers are trained to kill; that is, silencing the voice against killing in then, yet are expected to resurrect this feeling to live peacefully in society.
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 4
  • Words: 1153

Metamorphoses by Ovid: The Character of Phaeton

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The character of Phaeton represents a perfect collection of different elements like false confidence in personal powers and inability to listen to parents words that are inherent to many young people; Phaeton's complexities and desire [...]
  • Subjects: Poems
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 627

How Serfdom Saved the Woman’s Movement

According to Flanagan, "...because it reveals the unpleasant truth that life presents a series of choices, each of which precludes a host of other attractive possibilities is that when a mother works, something is lost".
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 586

Common Sense and Related Writings

Paine talks of government as a necessary evil, emphasizes on state of nature, underlines the inevitability of American independence and British oppression, highlights the problems of monarchy, and finally sheds some light on America's relationship [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 579

“Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

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Harold's relaxed existence appears meaningless to his mother, who represents the traditional Protestant values of work and family, of everyone's life subordinated to the eternal laws of the Kingdom of God.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 638

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

The structure takes the character of young Alex as the narrator as well as the criminal protagonist with the main aim of showing the importance of allowing people to make their personal decisions regardless of [...]
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 683

Friendship of Amir and Hassan in The Kite Runner

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The idea of friendship in The Kite Runner is considered to be one of the most important, particularly in terms of how friendship is appreciated by boys of different classes, how close the concepts of [...]
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 831

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 [...]
  • Subjects: Historical Literature
  • Pages: 5
  • Words: 1320

Hassan and Amir: The Relations, which Touch the Soul

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Taking into consideration that loyalty is one of the common features for both Hassan and Amir, their differences, which consist in family and origin as well as their attitudes to life, friendship, and respect, make [...]
  • Subjects: World Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 842

What Makes a Real Hero: Ideas by Bolt, Douglas, and Albom

A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom are the three works from different times, which help me [...]
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 691

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: A Book

In spite of the fact that it should a two-way correspondence, the author of the book allows the reader to use own imagination and think about the manner of writing of Wormwood.
  • Subjects: British Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 953

Review of Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

To my mind, one of the major goals, which Bellamy wanted to achieve is to provide the reader with an opportunity to see one of the possible variants of our future and underline the fact [...]
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 846

The Way to Rainy Mountain: Analysis of the Text

The way to Rainy Mountain is not a simple description of how the Kiowa people developed, learnt, and protected their knowledge. They got one simple right to live and be the people of Kiowa.
  • Subjects: American Literature
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 545

San Manuel Bueno, Mártir

The only purpose of his arrival to the village is to take his mother and sister to the larger, progressive city.
  • Subjects: World Philosophy Literature
  • Pages: 3
  • Words: 837

Henry Thoreau: The Concept of the Friendship

Not every person is able to understand the essence of nature, its uniqueness, and importance. To my mind, his close connection to nature and a kind of isolation from people helped him to understand deeper [...]
  • Subjects: Poems
  • Pages: 2
  • Words: 593