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The Role of Media in Society in “1984” by George Orwell

The role of media in the society presented in the novel by George Orwell, 1984 cannot be underestimated nor can the commentary about the possible future in the novel be ignored. One of Orwell’s astute observations about politics and society  →

Biography of James Fenimore Cooper : Analysis of Life and Works in Context

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was one of the most popular American novelists of his time and he gained a great deal of fame both in American and abroad with his romantic tales of adventure. He produced a large body of  →

Biography of Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie was once quoted as saying, “Indians call each other Indians. Native American is a guilty white liberal thing." This simple statement reveals much about Alexie’s attitude toward a culture that he is both an implicit part of and  →

Biography of Stephen Crane

Although he died at only 28 years of age, Stephen Crane lived a full and adventurous life, traveling, writing, and interviewing people for his many stories, novels, and articles. He managed to produce a staggering body of work from time  →

Condensed Biography of Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams III in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. Tennessee Williams was a sickly young man and because of his diphtheria he was bedridden, which at least gave him time to think and read quite a  →

Short Biography of George Orwell

In the course of writing author biographies, one of the things that never fails to make me laugh is how awful many of them did in school. George Orwell was certainly not an exception to this odd standard, despite the  →

Nathaniel Hawthorne : An Overview of the Author and Thematic Analysis of Works

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 (incidentally enough for a writer who would go on to explore some of the darker aspects of American history—the Salem Witch trials) on the fourth of July. His ancestors were  →

Comparison of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Autobiography of Malcolm X

An analysis of two seminal works from African-American literature, both drawn from the authors’ autobiographies, reveals that the processes of learning to read and write is conceptualized as the means of personal and social liberation. While Frederick Douglass’s “Learning to  →

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Politics, Society, and Fiction in Context

Any biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez that provides an analysis of the author’s works should note that the issues of time and history are prominent themes in nearly all of the works by the author. These themes in the works  →