An Issue of Plagiarism

Introduction Literature has been the main source of knowledge and somewhat entertainment. The moment we wish to increase our knowledge or want to refresh ourselves we refer to some sort of literature and get entertained. Still sometimes such type of activity itself faces some, so to say, misuse, and thus it might be necessary to […]

Character Development in Interpreter of Maladies

Most writers rely upon the crucial point, which the stories they create reach, in order to develop fully some characters. Through relating the interaction of characters with others, their dialogues and actions, the readers get a clear picture of their true nature. Without it, there is no other way the author can bring to life […]

Allegory in Disgrace by Coetzee

Introduction The story Disgrace by Coetzee is full of imageries including allegories, which describe a period that marked South Africa’s transition from apartheid. There was no confidence in the police and law because everything was restructuring. Criminals got away with their mischievous ways, especially against the white settlers as power had shifted from the Whites […]

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The Last Leaf by O. Henry

I have read several short stories but none inspired me as The Last Leaf by O. Henry did. One of the most well-known works of his, this one will always stay in people’s hearts like only a true masterpiece can. Henry dedicated most of his time and energy to literature. His experience and creativity helped […]

Idealism versus Pragmatism through Symbolism in the Novel “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway

Introduction Most idealists view war as an ideal concept. Idealists support the concept of sacrificing oneself in order that the entire society may benefit. This implies that those who participate in war become glorified and receives dignity and respect. This situation prevailed even at the commencement of the First World War as people sought to […]

“Jayne Eyre” a Novel by Charlotte Bronte

Introduction Jayne Eyre is a world-renowned novel by British writer Charlotte Bronte. Not so well known or indeed remembered is that it was packaged originally as Jayne Eyre, an autobiography with Curre bell shown as the name beneath it on the cover page. Indeed the book is written in the first-person style, the words spoken […]

The Modern Prometheus: Analysis of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Almost two centuries have passed since the first publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Today, the monster created by Victor Frankenstein is a well-recognized character, and the gothic story of Frankenstein has inspired numerous big-screen adaptations. However, the passage of time did not dim the brilliance of Shelley’s novel; rather, the progression of technology showed […]

“The Sound and the Fury” a Book by William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury is a wonderful written work first presented by William Faulkner in 1929. The book has many compelling episodes to get absorbed with. It is interesting how Faulkner described his characters so vividly, each of them has own principles, virtues, attitude towards life and towards Caddy. One of the main protagonists […]

Theory of Symbolism in a Reading of “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Symbol” by Virginia Woolf

The XX century was marked by the closer investigation of the human psychology. The literature, being the reflection of the society, started paying attention to this aspect of humans’ life as well: “The attempt to create human consciousness in fiction is a modern attempt to analyze human nature”(Humphrey 6). Thus, stream-of-consciousness narrative style has been […]

Literature: “A Pyrenean Adventure” by G.R. Gleig

Introduction “A Pyrenean Adventure” is a short story by G.R. Gleig, which narrates the tale of one day experience of the protagonist- a nameless soldier in the British Army, assumingly the author, on the Pyrenean Mountains. This paper analyzes the aforementioned short story in terms of their literary genre and narrative. Summary The short story […]

Literature: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Introduction When it comes to analyzing themes contained in Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot, it is important to understand that these themes cannot be discussed outside of historical discourse, which defines their actual quintessence. Play’s absurdist overtones leave every doubt as to the fact that in Waiting for Godot, Beckett was trying to reflect […]

Literature: The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

Introduction The stories by Phillip K. Dick have a philosophical background. An imposter is one of Dick’s works. Although it is written in the genre of fiction and narrates about the imaginary future, its plot shares the common themes with the philosophical teachings of Plato, the Ancient Greek philosopher. The second novel, which will be […]

Literature: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse is a psychological novel as it contains a lot of Freudian and Jungian undercurrents in its theme. One finds the hero Harry Haller trying to cope up with the many sides of his personality. In fact, Haller suffers from a dual personality. Throughout the novel, the protagonist Haller tries to get […]

Harry Potter and the Magic at Hogwarts

J.K Rowling is the second richest woman in Britain, owing it all to the transformational force of the Harry Potter series which has turned the publishing industry upside down in the last few years. With the sales figures being extraordinary, the series has almost started a war between America and Britain. Not only this, the […]

Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

Most of the imposing novels have symbols that represent the themes in pushing forth the objective of the book. In The Great Gatsby there are several symbols but the most powerful appears to be the eyes that overlook the valley from a bill board. Although this symbol is marginally influencing the course of events, it […]

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

Thesis Statement Oscar Wilde had written during the Victorian time which was an era that laid much emphasis on moral values. It can be contended that The Importance of Being Earnest is in essence a play on morality since the major argument surfacing after its reading relates to honesty as being the best policy. Although […]

A Hero: Character Definition in Literature

In literature, a hero is a type of character who shows courage and ability to endure dangerous or difficult situations or sacrifice themselves for the sake of the greater good. Heroes often perform feats and brave deeds and usually act according to their strong beliefs. Rayhanova (2006) explains that these beliefs may develop during the […]

Confession and Forgiveness in The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold depicts events and memories form the life of the author. The author creates a dramatic plot based on real-life events, feelings, and emotions. The social and personal morals of people are depicted through emotional sufferings and the experience of the main heroes of the novel. Through the […]

Literature: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Introduction The bluest eye is a mind-blowing novel written in 1970 by Toni Morrison, an American author. The issues of incest, racism, and child molestation are discussed in the book, and it focuses on the life of Pecola Breedlove. Pecola Breedlove was an 11 years old African American girl in Ohio who went through turbulent […]

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