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May 05, 2022

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An Analysis of Shakespeare’s Women

One of the persistent topics of interest in the field of Shakespeare studies is that which considers the various roles that women play in the bard’s comedies and tragedies. Literary and historical scholars affirm that women did not enjoy political,  →

Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily: Fallen Monuments and Distorted Relics

William Faulkner was born in 1897 and spent the majority of his life in the South, where he became well acquainted with various character types that inevitably emerge in his stories. Frustrated with school and hoping to find his own  →

Social Justice and Language in “Raisin in the Sun" and “The Story"

Language forms part of the backbone of the manifestation of social injustice in literature in two plays that address similar themes, although in vastly different ways and, for that matter, in completely different contexts. The plays in question, “A Raisin  →

Fate, Conflict, and the Will of the Gods in Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid

In both Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid, the gods and goddesses play a direct role in the fates of the main characters and serve as both guides as they fulfill their destinies while at other times, are petty, cruel, and  →

Concluding Thoughts: The End of Notes from Underground

The conclusion of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground is a fitting one as is the case in the author’ other books like Crime and Punishment, for instance. Although it may be a frustrating ending for the reader in that it  →

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: Naturalism and Environmental Inevitability

In Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane, squalid and devastating conditions prove more resilient and determining than the power of will or character. This is not only one of the most prominent aspects that defines this as  →

Injustice and its Implications in The Play To Kill a Mockingbird

The central issue in the play by Christopher Sergel, which is based on the text by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, is that of injustice, especially as it is connected to intolerance. In the case of this play, the  →

Analysis and Review of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The matter of narrative authority or, for that matter, authenticity in slave narratives is almost a secondary concern when compared to the slave narrative’s main goal, which is to communicate and, in the cases of these two texts, criticize racial  →

Analysis and Review of Fathers and Sons

The time during which the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev takes place is one during which there is a great deal of class struggle. The serfs are almost going to be set free and while some of the  →

The Maintenance of Morality in the Context of Chaos: The Characters in Novels by O’Brien, Shakespeare, and Coetzee

Morality can be partly defined as being empathetically connected to one’s sense humanity and, in a greater sense, tuned into the interconnectedness of all human beings. This aspect of our beings expresses itself most frequently in the decisions we make  →

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