In the end, it could be said that both of these books show that home is a haven and safe place to return to.
The notion of "Taiwan literature" caused debates in the 1980s and 1990s concerning the term itself, its content, and the place of the phenomenon within world literature.
Of the points that Rankine makes about "mistaken" identity, the social racism, and the fabric of urban and suburban life, what point hits closest to home for you?
Therefore, the use of point of view as a literary device enables the reader to understand and analyze the thought process of one person, Olaf, while remaining unaware of the intentions of Jim.
As the story progresses, the author begins to create a mixture of facts and rumors; a mixture that is inevitable in any real-life investigation.
The author of The Story of the Stone, Cao Xueain, integrates his own reality with the story in the novel. The theme of reality versus appearance affects Shi Xiangyun in terms of what her life [...]
When her husband returned home later and tried to cut the bread, the blood poured out of it, making the wife tell about the visit of her sister earlier that day.
The aim of this paper is to explore the use humor and parody in the following works of Edo and Tokugawa periods: Shikitei Sanba's Ukiyoburo, Ihara Saikaku's Life of a Sensuous Man, and Hiraga Gennai's [...]
Besides, the complexity of society and the evolution of the approach to the traditional female role preconditioned the great importance given to this issue by various authors.
Part of the poem reads that as the wind swings the Basho tree, his inside freezes, and he weeps while surrounded by the darkness that defines the night. According to the details given in Basho's [...]
The reason for this has to do with the fact that the concerned epic was written by Buddhist monks over a long period and also the fact that the Tale of the Heike can be [...]
Although the authors sometimes succumb to the traditional gender tropes, the subtle changes to the roles that men and women played in the 16th-century society, as well as the behavior norms that they were supposed [...]
"Children of the Dust" is a book written by Ali Eteraz about his journey of self-discovery as a Pakistani living in the United States.
The title of the book, current references, tokens that children carry with them to the campsite, the killing of the dog on the eve of departure to the camp, and the experiences of the family [...]
He shows that the nature of a wise guy helped him survive the horrors of war and its outcomes. However, the exaggeration that he makes creates the impression of being ironic and, therefore, a wise [...]
By building his character, Changez, in a very original manner and displaying him as both the lover and the critic of the American traditions, the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist makes the audience realize the [...]
Kevin Reilly is the author of the text "The Sadler Report of the House of Commons" in the book "World Civilization".
Up to that extent, the reader is already in a world that he or she has suspended reality. Up to this extent, the reader is already in a world that the unimaginable happens.
Chinua Achebe, an African author with his origin in Nigeria mainly focuses on the colonization of African countries and the role of women in the society in the village of Umuofia in his book Things [...]
In other words, subjectivity is one of the major characteristics of the reality as it is up to the human brain to provide the objects and the surrounding reality with meaning.
A collection of folk tales gathered from the representatives of the population of the island of Newfoundland, the book in the most precise manner reproduces the stories told by the people.
Using the ingenuity of Fyodor Dostoevsky and his eternal masterpiece Crime and Punishment, the paper is going to prove the idea that the actual crime committed by Rodion Raskolnikov was the arrogance he had towards [...]
This paper is going to analyze Candide the main hero of Voltaire's satire written in the year 1759, and Tripitaka from The Journey to the West a Chinese novel from the 16th century.
The imagery of the ocean wave ushering in the infant on the wooden floor shows the narrative's fantastic element: "Tita was literally washed into the world on a great tide of tears that spilled over [...]
In general, loyalty is considered to be a state or a feeling of devotion and faithfulness that is oriented to a particular person, a group of people, cause, or country, etc. Exclusionary one presupposes that [...]
Also, it is possible to state that he is too enthusiastic most of the time, and his actions are extremely unreasonable.
When asked about his impulsiveness and regular reference to the Vietnamese war, he responded, "The war had its ups and downs.
Having passed through the period of revolution and Napoleonic Wars, connected with the radical changes in the structure of society and shifts in the mentality of people, society entered the new era characterized by the [...]
This paper is a report aimed at the analysis of characters and themes reflected in the book to understand the issues and tendencies contemporary Egyptians have to face.
Seeing his attempts to express himself through scribbling something on the slate with a piece of yellow chalk, Brown's mother decided to teach him how to write, and this was a crucial moment in the [...]
This paper shows that the two novels by Mukherjee are about first-generation immigrants to America who are unable to adjust to the culture of the new land.
Bearing in mind Svidrigailov's motives, we can say that he is a man of honor, as he wants to compensate his fault in Dunya's eyes and worries about her future.
In the story of Gilgamesh, Enkidu helps the wild animals to escape traps set by people. In Catullus, the narrator shows that toiling in further lands to gain profit is worthless if it is not [...]
Lichteim comes to the conclusion that the author of the book of Proverbs in the Bible was familiar with the text of the Amenemope, explaining why there is a lot of similarity in the two [...]
In the essay, " Laughter", Henri Bergson argues that comedy is the involuntary element which lacks of elasticity, through absentmindedness and a kind of physical obstinacy, as a result, in fact, of rigidity or of [...]
The combination of the visual imagery and the words makes it easier for the reader to understand the meaning of certain complicated ideas.
In Season of Migration to the North, Hosna Bint Mahmoud supports the nationalist activities of the unnamed narrator. She, like the narrator, is opposed to the oppression of women.
In brief, the narrative mainly starts as a "love and romance story" that portrays the life of Muhsin, his love with Saniya and state of jealous in his family.
According to Ben Okri's novel, everything is interconnected in the world; each person is merely a link in the chain comprising of countless simultaneous pasts and futures.
His essay is a free judgment and expression of concerns of loss of environment that allows the rich traditional Japanese ways and natural beauty to flourish.
More importantly, the novel shed some light on the situation as viewed from the perspective of a woman, which alone was a major foot forward in the analysis of the social issues of the beginning [...]
Having appeared at the beginning of the formation of a civilized community, these norms very soon became one of the main factors which determined whether a person would be accepted by the majority of population [...]
This approach seems to be wrong in the perspective of the just society, as it sees the justice as "the having and doing of one's own and what belongs to oneself".
Religion is one of the emerging issues in the modern era and forms the backbone of most literary works. According to Joyce, the current era is the type that compels people to know more about [...]
The title and the opening lines very much portray the matters that went on in the village, making it the bulk of the story.
This essay seeks to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the Igbo culture as portrayed in Things Fall Apart to assess the author's success in achieving his main goal.
In particular, the interrelations between Christian and classical culture are presented through depiction of Vergil the ancient Roman poet and the representative of the classical period who escort Dante on his journey through the Hell, [...]
It is the fruitless reconciliation of the impulsive and sensitive to the society that makes Young Werther's journey so powerful. What is even more interesting is that this general tone is what led to the [...]
As the poem begins, Achilles is not ready to take orders from Agamemnon, the king of the Greeks, and he is agitated at losing argument to the king.
This is one of the details that can be identified. However, this approach can lead to disastrous effects such as the marginalization of people.
His mother is shocked by the transformation In this paper, the author will use Saint Leo's core values of integrity and community to analyze the decisions made by Samsa family when Gregor changes into bug. [...]
The motif of a trick is also discussed in many versions of the tale with references to na ve Red Riding Hood's questions about the grandmother's appearance, with references to the Wolf's changes of clothes, [...]
In this particular case, it can be stated that Creon has learned not to go against the ancient traditions that are valued by the ancient Greek society that he is in since they are part [...]
However, the author does not try to show that her despair is a sufficient reason for suicide. He is able to perceive the behavior of other people in a critical way.
The author's major finding is the "feedback loop" that characterizes fictional worlds, and the critic stresses that real people's behavior can be considered with the help of tools used for the analysis of fictional characters, [...]
The story presents an example of Gowdy's innovative approach to modifying neo-gothic genre and addressing the forbidden issues, as she modifies the gothic elements and discredits the traditional stereotypes related to the dominating topic of [...]
He uses the metaphor of the hummingbird to pass the message that people may think to be at the top of a situation, but any time could be a downfall the same way a hummingbird.
From the beginning of the novel, Salander has outstanding characteristics that lead to the conclusion that she is an exceptional creature.
The relationship between the two characters is a depiction of the connection between the wartime generation and the post-war generation. He is faced with the dilemma of exposing her illiteracy to reduce her sentence.
Following the effects of the unrest of revolutions and the Stalin's regime, the 20th Century authors sought to address the suffering that the public experienced as well as the social ills fueled by the Communist [...]
However, in the book she tries to avoid mentioning Islam as one of the main factors which influences the role and position of women in society.
Achebe's book centers on the life of a village 'superstar' by the name Okonkwo and the arrival of white missionaries at the fictional village of Umuofia.
The symbol of a chessboard in this novel is evident in character Maneck. In the novel, Maneck is seen jumping ahead of a train with the chessboard, possibly destroying it.
Literature goes ahead to reveal the hypocrisy in people: the convict in Grass Soup exposes us to the world of reality where we see a reflection of what goes on in society.
However, the Greeks are the people behind civilization and should be credited for the development of the art of communication, literature, and poetry.
This work still remains one of the greatest works of literature and expresses the author's philosophy and criticisms of contemporary French society and politics through the characters of the poem.
Jean Racine is one of the greatest play writers of a classical French tragedy who lived and worked in times of French Enlightenment.
The study of Indian Ocean societies can throw light on the way in which the representatives of different religious, ethnic, and cultural groups can interact with one another within the boundaries of a country or [...]
The book The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoyevsky is a must-read Russian novel that was written in the 19th century with an aim of painting the dilemma that the society was facing in its pursuit [...]
He is disappointed with the outcomes of the Cuban revolution and the behavior of other people who accepted this revolution as well as the policies of the state.
With the help of the idea that stands behind each of the martial arts style, and the character that stands behind it, the author manages to convey the specifics of the given character's features and [...]
The concept of the death of tragedy is taken from Nietzsche's book "The Birth of Tragedy" where he declared that God is dead.
It is important to note that the artist does want to change his life, but he is not active enough. He tries to escape from the world, and his own world absorbs him.
The aim of this essay is to analyze whether the chapters 16/17 of the novel prove the idea that the chapters of Therese Raquin can be viewed as the case studies in physiology.
For the audience, the bridge acts as a source of peace and reverence, as a platform to look as the regimes and the years pass.
The author starts with citing the physical changes in the village, which provides the reader with insights enough to note that the village, representing the whole Egyptian community, was benefitting from the revolutions in the [...]
All through, the author creatively captures the attention of the reader without watering down the content and flow of the storyline. The reality of poverty is undeniable in this book.
The book "The War of the Saints" is a masterpiece by Jorge Amado. The author begins by exploring the religious beliefs and foundations of the citizens.
Thus, Ivan's seemingly revered attitude towards religion is rather explainable he believed that, while being closely affiliated with a religion, people would be innately encouraged to refrain from committing crimes, out of their fear of [...]
The publishers and the agent of the author were impressed by this subject, the book was predicted to be extremely popular as it was suitable for a very broad audience and touched a subject that [...]
The theme of the short story is hope as the two young girls pertaining to a lower caste hope that their sorrows will end and "the High Caste God's would deliver them a different destiny".
The discussion explains why reading is beneficial to every person who embraces the practice for pleasure. This fact explains why every person should enjoy reading and make the practice part of his or her culture.
Some of the issues that differ between the two societies, as highlighted in the two poems, include marital love, representation of the underworld, the idea of fate, and pride/hubris. It is believed that the intention [...]
When Gregor turns into the creature, he does not care about that in the slightest; on the other hand, he cannot reconcile himself with the fact that he will miss his train and will not [...]
The framed structure of the given work and the manner of presentation help to create the fabulous atmosphere and guarantee the continuity of narration.
Another instance in the epic, which portrays women as sexual objects, is the use of the women as sex tools in the temple. Women in Mesopotamian society had the duty of brewing wine for men [...]
Therefore, such types of narrators are usually a sample driven by first-person narratives, which allow the audience or the readers of the literary works considerable flexibilities of shaping their perception of the story.
Thus, although the concept of 'zombie' is discussed by the adherents of the Voodoo religion as reflecting the real creatures, zombies are made up mythical creatures which represent the people's religious visions, fears of the [...]
The author says at the beginning of the novel that although the soldiers may have escaped death, they remain destroyed by the effects and conditions of war.
In turn, it could be assumed that the vehement feeling of connection to the particular culture influences perceptions and identity of an individual about the place of his/her culture in the world due to the [...]
If the person loses the ability to distinguish between cultural history and his/her identity, the consequences can be rather destructive, as in the case of Okonkwo from Achebe's "Things Fall Apart".
Existentialist literature is often characterized by the absurdity of the existence of man, and how a man often dwells on the ugly and dark sides of things.
The author uses Achilles as a bold character for building all the major themes in the poem; hence he is the most realistic character in The Iliad.
Sacrificing oneself for the benefit of the whole society is one of the main archetypes of the past. Reading Sophocles' Oedipus the King, it is possible to find the examples when Oedipus is referred to [...]
The letter from the mother of the adoptee brings the memory of the girl to life at her ancestral land. The author is extremely critical of the life she was subjected to while in Korea.
While the character shares certain features with some of the female leads in other Ancient Greek plays, Euripides' Medea stands on her own as a character and represents a new set of qualities, which used [...]
In particular, the tale introduces a vivid comparison between the emotions of animals and those of humans. In the story, Walker pays attention to the eyes of the animal, noting, "...
Meursault is the main character in the book; he is a young man, who is narrating the readers about the things that have happened in his life.
From the very title, as well as from the contents of the text, it follows that the intended audience was women of the Chinese society, perhaps mostly the young ones who were yet to learn [...]
With this knowledge, it is necessary to examine the role played by the other characters in the poem. On the other hand, Penelope knows that she is expected to remain faithful to her husband.