- Gullivers Travels
Gulliverís Travels, by Jonathan Swift, is regarded as one of the greatest satires in modern history. The purpose of the book, although some of his contemporaries didnít realize it, is to ridicule his government, his rulers, and human nature as a whole. His generalization of the human condition doesnít manifest itself completely until Part IV of the book, where the main character, Lemuel Gulliver, finds himself on an island inhabited by two main species Ė the Houyhnhnm...
- Blood In Macbeth
Blood in Macbeth
Blood in Macbeth
In the play Macbeth, a symbol of blood is portrayed frequently and has different meanings throughout the play, this symbol is developed until it eventually becomes the main theme of the play. The first use of blood is one of honor and respect, and occurs when Duncan sees the injured captain and says "What bloody man is that"(1.2.1). This symbolizes the braveness shown of the soldier who been injured in the battle. In the next instance it is used the injured...
- Red Badge Of Courage
Red Badge of Courage
Throughout every major time period and every piece of literature there has come to be a stance in the community of the church and how it was displayed to the public eye. The novel, The red badge of courage by Steven Crane, has this imagery of the church and its religion, which is evident in particular instances spread through the novel. Crane uses this imagery not only to entertain the reader with pungent detail, but also to enhance the readers involvement in the novel....
- Native Son
Native Son by Richard Wright is a novel written about a black boy trying to grow up in a white man's world. Bigger, the main charter, is growing up in a typical black neighborhood. He is the only man of the house so he must help his mother support them. In this novel it is important to understand that Bigger is prone to violence. In every tough situation he gets stuck in he refers to a violent action. This can be seen by the way he treats his friends and family.
- Animal Farm
George Orwell's novel Animal Farm does an excellent job of drawing
parallels from the situation leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of "Manor Farm", the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their human master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work,only with more pride, knowing that they are wo...
- The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
"The Glass Menagerie" is set in the apartment of the Wingfield family. By description, it is a cramped, dingy place, not unlike a jail cell. It is one of many such apartments in the neighborhood. Of the Wingfield family members, none of them want to live there. Poverty is what traps them in their humble abode. The escape from this lifestyle, this apartment and these relationships is a significant theme throughout the play. These escapes may be related to the fire escape, t...
- A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal
Swift's "A Modest Proposal", in which he suggests that the problem of Irish poverty can be solved by the sale of the children of the poor for consumption, is above all things a criticism of human faults: extremism of thinking, greed, pride, hypocrisy, intolerance, and insensitivity. His use of ireony is evident even in the title: the idea that not only should poor Irish children be eaten, but that they should be bred for eating is certainly anything but modest. Swift's plan is...
- Animal Farm - Comparisson To The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm - Comparisson To The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots are the same. In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian Revolution, George Orwell meant for it to be that way. My essay will cover the comparison between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. Also it will explain why this novel is a satire and allegory to the Revolution.
First of all the characters of the ...
- Julius Caesar - Self-Concepts In Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar - Self-Concepts in Julius Caesar
All people have definite concepts of self. In different situations, one may feel short, tall, smart, slow, fast, talkative, reserved, etceteras. These self-concepts are usually very different than how others opinions of us. Depending on one's actions, words or even tone of voice, one may misrepresent oneself and be misinterpreted. One may be so arrogant or so humble that they prevent themselves from seeing themselves through others' eyes. In Willi...
- The Handmaids Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
This is a futuristic novel that takes place in northern USA sometime in the beginning of the twenty-first century, in the oppressive and totalitarian Republic of Gilead. The regime demands high moral, retribution and a virtuous lifestyle. The Bible is the guiding principle. As a result of the sexual freedom, free abortion and a high increase of venereal diseases at the end of the twentieth century, many women, (and men also, but that is forbidden to say), are sterile. The wo...
- Crime And Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Evil is a character in nature that is marked by bad moral qualities bringing about harm and misfortune. In a rational world, with a superior goal demanding righteousness and peace, evil disrupts society and results in sorrow, distress, or calamity. Evil is an almighty force of nature that has forever corrupted societies relentlessly, never to be halted. As far back as history will tell, evil has shown it's wicked face. Evil has transgressed through centuries, hindering tho...
- Angelas Ashes: Analysis
Angela's Ashes: Analysis
It is a common view that times for the Irish majority in the 1930's and 40's were very hard. Especially for the Irish Catholic families with the stereotypical drunken father, emotionally wrecked mother, kids running round her with her sore back from the next child ready too be born. In Angela's Ashes, McCourt examines his childhood experiences, the tragedies, hardships, learning, all involved with growing up.
One of the most interesting aspects of the writing in Angela...
- Surfacing - A Reason To Kill
Surfacing - A Reason to Kill
A Reason To Kill
Margaret Atwood's Surfacing is an intensely symbolic novel about an artist whose weekend trip home to search for her missing father turns into a journey of self discovery. The main character in the story is also the narrator and is not given a name probably because readers will be able to identify with her as the story's heroine. Early in the story, she talks about being married, divorced, and having a child. Later it is made known that she wa...
- The Good Earth
The Good Earth
Have you ever wondered "who is the farmer they call Wang Lung?" Wang Lung is a poor farmer who begins with one piece of land that he farms each day. As he grow as a character in the novel he goes from poor to rich. In the novel The Good Earth the main character Wang Lung shows several qualities that helps him grow as a character. These qualities are a lustful, dedicated, and controlling man.
Wang Lung is a lustful man who goes to the teahouse every day to every day...
- The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
What is the significance of Suyuan's secret about her abandoned babies, in the relationship with her daughter, June? What significance was attached to the swan feather and how is it important/relevant?
Suyuan lost hope in Kweilin, she lost hope for herself when she abandoned the babies on the side of the road. When she went to America, she could leave all this behind. She had high hopes for her Daughter June, the swan feather also represents these hopes, it represents a...