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To Kill a Mockingbird – Symbolism

The characters in To Kill a Mockingbird portray stereotypes and classic roles. Scout is the epitome of an innocent child, and through her eyes we see events unfold that change her status and broaden her awareness of the world around her. Due to her innocence in the beginning of the novel, we have to view…

Dimensions by Alice Munro

“Dimensions” by Alice Munro is a tragic story that talks about self discovery and the courage to start all over again. Doree is a woman who has been broken in every way, but refuses to give her right to continue to live. The story describes Doree’s psychological and emotional metamorphosis from an innocent young girl…

Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen’s short story, A Doll’s House, basically centralizes on the differences between the initial appearances and the true personalities of the characters and the many sacrifices that women make in a marriage. The author evidently illustrated the first theme through all story’s main characters as each of them exhibited a personality that is different…

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A Pair of Tickets

In the short story “A Pair of Tickets,” by judging from the title one might think that this is a simple story more about adventure than anything else. In “A Pair of Tickets” The author Amy Tan uses a symbols to help us understand the theme the story. Family and Culture are the most important…

An Analysis of the Fable, Parable, and Tale

Many parents enjoy reading their children short stories. In these short stories parents’ read their children, besides the instant entertainment, there is an underlying message to educate and perhaps teach a lesson. Some children’s favorite types of short stories are fables, parables, and tales. Many people do not know that these three types of short…

How Loneliness Affects Characters in of Mice and Men

Loneliness is one of the primary themes in Of Mice and Men. Throughout the novel, John Steinbeck shows the enormous effect that loneliness has on the characters. Steinbeck most clearly illustrates this theme through Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s wife. Ranch hands are ideal types of people to portray as being lonely, because their constant travel…

Kate Chopin and The Story of an Hour

Literary elements support and develop the themes in all works of fine literature. The short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a work delicately woven together with different literary elements including symbolism, character, and point of view that contribute to the theme of the story, which is a study of individuality…

Dog’s Death

The poem Dog’s Death, written by John Updike, takes you through the emotions of the love and loss of a family dog. The author uses tone and diction to make you emotionally attached to what the family is going through. “To bite my hand and died. I stroked her warm fur. ” Though surrounded by…

Edgar Allan Poe Compared to Robert Frost

When comparing Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” it seems that there are plenty of obvious similarities that are on the surface and there are subtle differences that one can find when they truly look deep into the meanings of things. In both poems the speaker is putting all…

The Miser: Harpagon Study

In the play The Miser , Moliere uses Harpagon as a stereotypical character to highlight the folly of human nature as seen in 17th century French society. Moliere’s use of satire for this play, places the audience in a position where through comedy the characters can address the idea of wealth and power. Harpagon is…

The Yellow Wallpaper

Escaping the jaundiced eye: Foucauldian Panopticism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is simply just another view of the short story. In this article, John Bak describes how Gilman was isolated during her time of depression. He further implies that Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” to express how she felt when she went though…

About a Boy by Nick Hornby: Marcus and His Choices

To what extent do you sympathise with Marcus and the choices he has to make In About a Boy? Discuss the techniques the author has used and use examples from the text to support your answer. In the novel “About a Boy by Nick Hornby, the character of Marcus has to make numerous choices which…

How does Shakespeare Create Comedy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I am writing an essay based on the several ways Shakespeare creates comedy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I will start by explaining the visual humour first, followed by the aural humour and ending with my conclusion that gives an overall evaluation of Shakespeare’s presentation of humour in this play. Doing this I will hope…

English Literature – crossing boundaries in the Gothic

“Much Gothic writing is preoccupied with the punishment of transgression. ” By comparing Frankenstein with at least one other Gothic work you have studied, discuss ways in which writers of the Gothic tradition explore the consequences of crossing boundaries From the outset, it is very pertinent to note the use of the word ‘consequences’ in…

Journey’s End and A Long Long Way

From the start, Sherriff’s play “Journey’s End” and Barry’s novel “A Long Long Way” present two very different social class viewpoints of the Great War. Sherriff’s play focuses on the viewpoint of the public school educated officers of the “C Company” and Barry presents his novel through the eyes of an ordinary Irish boy, Willie…

How far does your reading of The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale lead you to agree

“The Tale is essentially farcical, enriched by a satirical character study of Januarie, with miniatures of May and Damyan,” (T. W. Craik) this is the stance of some critics regarding Chaucer’s presentation of Januarie. They argue that Chaucer dwells on him and therefore exhibits his character by dramatic means as oppose to a brief summary,…

Request Stop – By Harold Pinter

Imagine that you are the director of ‘Request Stop’ ; think of two different interpretations, and give advice to the actress as to how to play the main role. Request Stop is a short sketch written by Harold Pinter, a political poet, author, and playwright. This particular piece was written in 1953. A typical bus…

Compare and contrast three examples of gothic fiction

Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Island of Dr. Moreau are excellent examples of Gothic fiction. These stories deal with the forces of good against evil. The good forces are the family, social conscience, religious belief and moral judgement, all constituents of a civilised society. The evil side is…

George Orwell’s 1984, Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, and Siegfried Sassoon’s The Hero

A dystopia does not pretend to be good, while an anti-utopia appears to be utopian or was intended to be so, but a fatal flaw or malefactor has perverted it (Maven Word of the day). Far to often these two terms are thought to be synonymous. Although they are similar, as said in the quotation…

The Free Radio

For my Individual Oral Presentation I have chosen the short story “The Free Radio” in the book “East West” by Salman Rushdie. The various stories in East West are largely similar in their extravagant and far fetched plots however “The Free Radio” reflects a true occurrence in Indian History. A symbol is something such as…

Queen Kong By Carol Ann Duffy

Queen Kong, in relation to the monstrous gorilla King Kong is a somewhat peculiar character that thinks of herself as a human being. Although she is an enormous, terrifying animal, she shows love, affection and passion for a male human. Her devoted nature is a complete contrast to her appearance. Her temperament is undeniably opposite…

The Waste Land and Waiting for Godot

The two texts, ‘The Waste Land’ and ‘Waiting for Godot’ both convey an air of pessimism within their openings due to the modernist and existentialist views of both the writers. The Waste Land’ – Eliot’s vision of a contemporary predicament, one of natural erotic and spiritual aridity which seems to transcend the barriers of historical…

About Doctor Faustus

Fred Botting expresses “Gothic writing emerges as the thread that defines literature. ” But it is apparent that Marlowe was influenced by many genres. Although Gothic plays were very popular around the time beginning from the 1760’s onwards, with the works of Shakespeare such as ‘Hamlet’, it is clearly viewed that Marlowe has taken inspiration…

Dramatic Irony in the Pardoner’s Tale

Both ‘Dr Faustus’ and ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ seek to offer comprehensive views on both Christianity and its moral values. A particular emphasis in both texts is placed upon sin, and both the two eponymous characters, as well as the societies in which they live, seem to be incapable of halting their sins, or indeed redeeming…

Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and Wollstonecraft’s A Vindications of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was published in 1792, a period of radical reform in the wake of the French Revolution, and one of the first examples of feminist literature. Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, written over a century later and published in 1929, appeared in the wake of…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This passage from A Midsummer Night’s Dream occurs near the resolution of the play, when unions between lovers are being strengthened and the different worlds of the play are in the process of becoming reconciled. To facilitate the typical harmonious denouement of a Shakespearian comedy, the diverse subplots and imaginative worlds that exist within the…

Bouncers

‘Bouncers’ was a comedy that was enacted solely by four men dressed throughout in simple black tuxedos, indicating, of course, that they were doormen. These four men played a variety of at least three different characters each- both male and female- and depicted the typical Friday nightlife scene via snapshots of different people and their…

Use of Language in the Context of The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The first use of language is that of the narrative language. This is used through out the performance by a character called the singer. Even though he is given a character name he does not exist throughout the play other than narrating. The first example is on page 9 at the start of scene 2….

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

On the 20th October 2010, we went to watch ‘Blood Brothers’. Written by Willy Russell, the story is a gripping, emotional and sometimes comical tale of twin brothers from Liverpool who are separated at birth due to the financial desperation of their single mother. Brought up in completely different social backgrounds, their birth mother’s obsessive…

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Some critics suggest that Williams takes no sides in the conflict between Blanche & Stanley. ” Do you agree? I feel that this statement is partially untrue; at certain points through the play William’s chooses a side to tell the story from rather than a favourite character. Blanche’s initial character was to represent that of…

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