The years range from 1900 to 1990s. One of the defining features of the twentieth century was the radical artistic experiment. The twentieth century marked advancement in literature, music, and art during the initial years of this century (Gilbert and Susan 67). There were many prominent writers during this time that included Pablo Piscasso, Ignor Stravinsky, and F.T. Marinetti.
This discussion talks that concepts of hope sustain life within the community. Hope enables individuals to foresee the future in discouraging conditions. The concepts from the fountain of success in a society besieged by disparaging conditions. Hope in "Mrs. Dalloway" defines the future of social, economic, and political life of its characters.
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Tim O’Brien’s short story titled The Things They Carried is a meditation on the experience of American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Despite the fact that the overall tone of the piece under consideration is flat, sometimes emotionless and matter-of-fact and that the narrator seems to be detached from what he describes in the short story.
This paper will describe how Precious exhibits an invincible spirit by getting beyond her challenges and discovering herself. The 16 years of Precious life that the reader becomes familiar with exhibit numerous forms of abuse and unfortunate events. Despite these challenges, Precious expresses her will to learn and get over all her challenges.
This essay stresses that the conflict begins when guitar sees that milkman is rich and spends money anyhow yet he only wants money so that he can feed his family that is his nieces and nephew and his uncle. In addition, conflict is also seen among the friends based on racial issues.
From this paper it is clear that the novel does not have any special further background; instead, it has a high porn reference as one can notice as he peruses through the pages of the novel. This story presents a very bitterly disappointing lesson to all the women over the value of life that has to exist in relationships.
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The story is a tragedy written by the famous author Shakespeare. There is no definite date of the writing, and it is estimated to be between 1509 and 1602. The play is about the dramatic revenge of Prince Hamlet on his uncle, Claudius. The story has several themes and motifs with the position of women in society taking center stage in Act 1 Scene 3.
This essay analyzes literature in the context of modernism and realism. Most of the authors’ conception of life and race has become the basis for thinking about race in America and have also served as eye openers to people around the world and as a result managed to wipe away, even if not completely, the problem of racism.
The narrative opens with a dedicated errand runner who cannot afford to abandon his master despite the latter’s humble life, infamy and anti-social behaviour towards him. Contrary to the traditional belief that individuals with the status of ‘master’ are generally better-endowed and highly respected in the society.
This discussion talks that two characters are standing opposite each other and are drawn in profile. The expression on Alex's face indicates that this is not one of his happiest moments in life. His gaze rests on Ada's veiled face and from that, the reader can get the impression that the veil brings Alex such sadness.
The author states that there are several themes in this story. The first one is the theme of love which knows no bounds. The second theme deals with sacrifice as both the husband as wife sacrifice their most valuable possessions to buy each other gifts. Among the themes is the one of wealth, although it is not material but rather spiritual wealth.
"Letter from the Earth" is one of the most famous works of Mark Twain. Its popularity is based on its association with atheism that made the non-believers love him. But from critical analysis of Twain's work, “Letter from the Earth,” shows that he was not an atheist but a person thinking loudly through literature (Twain 2).
Chani is Paul's beloved Fremen concubine. She is also a dedicated, caring mother and companion. Chani is Paul's age mate who gives birth to his first child at the end of the book (Herbert, Anderson and Herbert).
The key themes in the novel ‘The Outsider’ are innocence, discontentment, and social-class strife, and the language techniques that have been used to convey these key themes are hyperbole, allusion, and point of view respectively. Through a series of both coincident and unfortunate gang rivalry occurrences.
From this paper it is clear that by presenting this story in this unique non-sequential narrative style, Roy chooses themes and events are most important to reveal at that particular moment in the story even if the order is confusing to follow at first. The author has chosen a non-chronological order to emphasize the importance of thoughts.
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The paper stresses that Toni Morrison has focussed on two fundamental issues in this novel: Sexism and Racism. The reason why he addresses these sensitive issues was that she belonged to the same African-American background. The novel "Sula" told a story of female friendship, partly inspired by her own life as a single mother and a more complex.
Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis may be argued to be the leading characters in the novel by Alan, Wear, and Durham. Their contribution assists in the shaping of the novel through the promotion of the respective themes. Their characters share a significant sense of similarity that is further coupled with a vivid touch of distinction.
The novel depicts the presence of racism in Los Angeles since the city was fraught with frequent conflicts of the race due to the large influx of white people and the African Americans who came to work in at the defense industries. Surprisingly, Jones cannot lead effectively since his authority does not receive assistance from the other white lead men.
Authors have a tendency of dealing with the subjects of real life and dreams in conjunction. They incorporate other dream-like aspects like hallucinations and visions. Writers focus on the relation of dreams to waking life in order to bring interest and liveliness to their work.
It was in the second last paragraph that the readers get a hint that the story is going against the expectation and this is what actually happens. The second last paragraph talks about Swift’s proposal as to why the poor people should sell their children and the debates on his proposition and at the end, he realizes how cheap his idea is.
The male and female dynamics in the novel Sula, by Toni Morrison, form the basis for the plot and the maturation of the characters. The main characters are defined by their relationships or the lack thereof with members of the opposite sex. The stronger female protagonists, Eva, Hannah, and the title character Sula, all have undeveloped personal associations with men.
From this paper, it is clear that the author’s use these conflicts to bring the protagonist to maturity and self-awareness. Jane Austen’s protagonist Emma Woodhouse is a wealthy young woman lacking in nothing, perhaps only modestly. Her growth and maturity revolve around her attempts at romantic matchmaking and especially her attempts to groom Harriet.
This essay analyzes that "The Color Purple" offers Hollywood, rather like a traditional trifle on a wedding gown, a bit οf something old and a bit οf something new. The old stuff is race, which, in this post-Dr. King age οf a perfectly integrated society, where indeed a Negro can marry his white boss's daughter.
This essay stresses that With the advent of the novel form, there have been experiments with the formation of a novel. The most initial forms of novel writing were satirical and realistic. Satire is a criticism on people and society. It is a mockery of people and society.
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The story focuses on the two young brothers as they grow up during the war in their southern state. The two boys get left in control of their farm following the death of their father in the war who became killed by the Yankees. Ben and Gant become faced with a dilemma on whether to join the war or remain simple and continue their daily lives.
Facts and discussion presented in this essay are meant to illuminate the reality of the claim that “though The Help aimed at showing how hope scored a victory against racial discrimination, it still failed to accurately sketch the painful torment and sexual harassment endured by black women at hands of their white employers by long shots.”
From this paper, it is clear that at the onset of the book, Stephen has a sense of self-awareness although he has not entirely realized his identity. He is on a mission to identify with his inner self through unreal characters such as Hamlet. Stephen subsists mostly within a world of his own, an imaginary world awash with ideas.
As the report discusses a large pool of literature in various studies in recent days focuses on contemporary aspects of Basque literature. Nonetheless, it is critical to understand the important evolutionary aspect of this literature. Such concerns are the focus of this paper. The paper addresses Evolution of Basque literature.
This discussion talks that the advent of Oxford English dictionary has been regarded as a milestone in the development of English Literature. The recognition for undertaking such a momentous task was received by the two protagonists; James Murray and William Chester Minor. The latter had a peculiar story ingeniously interpreted by Simon Winchester.
From this paper it is clear that Victor Frankenstein’s creation of his monster is an example of how man has the knowledge to become a creator yet does not have the will to take responsibility for his creations. Victor’s actions show a lack of ethical responsibility towards that which he has created and instead of working towards ensuring that he corrects his mistakes.
From the paper, it is clear that Jack London uses the different conflicts in the story to give the message that man’s fight against nature is futile because one way or the other, nature always wins. It can also be said that the conflicts take place as a direct consequence of the decisions taken by the man to travel in cold conditions.
The paper discovers Roland Barthes' "The Death of the Author". Barthes questions whether the author has as much power as is sometimes assigned to him or her or whether the reader is given the more substantial role in the way in which the communication is received. Artistic authorship can also be subject to this transfer of power in the communication.
The novel often brings the readers back to U.S. and England though its background is set in Mexico. From the descriptions of the novelist, one understands lost relations of Eric who is at present a native of Mexico. As he was descendent of an American Cornish origin, Eric decides to seek for his identity.
This essay stresses that whereas Hughes insisted on the necessity of engaging the condition of Black identity, Everett sides, as Margaret Russet has argued, with Ellison’s argument that the artistic obligations of the black writer may be served by engaging with formal and generic issues.
The novel highlights the typical human characteristics that existed in the contemporary society. Numerous choices and consistent hard work can make an individual thrive in the world. In the novel, we find different human efforts that helped them define themselves. In the story we find Spade explaining the story of Flitcraft to Brigid.
The essay shows that the novel has been regarded as a great source of information to get insight into several issues and incidents that occurred at the backdrop of The Great Game, Russian and British conflict in Central Asia and Second Afghan War. It provides great detailed description and reflection of the cultures, daily lives, political rituals.
From this paper, it is clear that the modern day novels also depict nearly the same. The various political issues, war related news and the hidden fantasies of people are portrayed by various writers. When the experiences of humans are written in words, then the words come to life in the minds of the writer.
In reality, however, the authors reasonably state that the human nature, namely such features as peoples’ concentration on material things and their fraility, is an obstacle on the way of establishment of the ideal state. It is necessary to describe the differences that are present in the views of the mentioned thinkers.
From this research, it is clear that it cannot be answered by a simple phrase saying that novels make lives beautiful. There is no connection between gender and the level of sophistication in literature. Through the mentioned study, there is already a glimpse of the fact that people are not reading novels for anything.
The novel is based t the Christmas time, as it is meant to be an occasion of happiness, love, and generosity to the people, especially to those who are not as fortunate as others. The novel focuses on the ill mannered and bad tempered character of Ebenezer Scrooge who later in the novel transforms into a loving, kind and generous old man.
This paper examines the feminist perspective and how it relates to the character of Bertha Antoinetta Mason, a fictional character in Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre. The book was written almost a century before the advent of feminism. Feminism is a worldview that emerged and gained prominence in the 1950s.
This discussion talks that John’s identity crisis evidently comes to the surface in the early sections of the novel where he is seen living in an alienated world. John Wideman projects the reality surrounding his identity by telling the story of Robert’s life through Robby’s words. John sees life and the world, in general, through Robby’s eyes.
In his article “Devious Truths,” Benjamin Friedlander presents the possible contradicting approaches to Dickinson's texts. He aims to address the questions of whether the poet writes about how “indirection and honesty are compatible” or whether “her ultimate aim is not veracity, but communication” (Friedlander 32). Friedlander states that Dickinson's work should be analyzed whether it aims to stress the importance of saying the truth accurately, or of blurring the truth by creative articulation to cushion its blow, or of the possibility of combining truth and telling.
The phrase Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) was the title of a drama by Friedrich Klinger, first enacted in 1776 that was pivotal in creating a new trend among young writers in Germany during the 1770s. The European romanticism of the age leaves its impressions in many scenes of the play, showing the pathos of the inner self and human feelings.
As the discussion, Mama in the A Raisin in the Sun, stresses Mama, the matriarch of the family, wants to purchase a house to fulfill her late husband’s dream. Mama’s son, Walter, would prefer using the money to start a liquor store with his friends. He believes that the venture will solve the family’s financial problem.
The essay analyzes the figure of Dorian Gray, his psychology and style. His morality and psychology are uniformly narcissistic while his sexuality can be considered an extension of this narcissistic personality, resulting in an ambivalent asexuality but with no qualms about appearing promiscuous. One word that describe Dorian's personality is indulgence.
The theme of identity crisis is the subject matter of Sonny’s Blues (1957), which is a short story by James Baldwin, and Weary Blues (1923), a poem by Langston Hughes. Besides, both the works belong to different genres of literature, but the undercurrent of identical elements like music and the theme of identity crisis binds both the works together.
A reflective analysis of "Brave New World" and "THX 1138" confirms that both the works effectively deal with several pertinent themes of the modern world including sexuality, technology, reproduction etc. This paper makes a comparative analysis of the novel by Aldous Huxley and the film by George Lucas in order to determine the importance of control and freedom in human life.