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Red Riding Hood: Hunted or Hunter?
18th May 2020
Introduction: Red Riding Hood is a tale used to warn of the dangers in the world especially those of strangers and their desires to harm the innocent. But in deeper investigation I have come across a different...

Robert Browning's Porphyria’s Lover | Analysis
18th May 2020
Introduction: Everyone comes from different surroundings, cultures, ethnicities, but they all have something forbidden to them. In Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue, Porphyria’s Lover, a tragicevent of ...

Book Reflection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
18th May 2020
Introduction: The book, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2010) talks of the journey of a Virginia mother who changed the whole world through her cells without her knowledge. It focuses on He...

Genre Evaluation of Toni Morrison's Beloved
18th May 2020
Introduction: Genre is a set of conventional constraints on the production and interpretation of meaning; providing a set of characteristics and conventions for authors to use as guidelines when writ...

Analysis of This Side of Paradise
18th May 2020
Introduction: “This Side of Paradise” is a title that Fitzgerald has taken from a poem narrated by Rupert Brooke who used to be one of the top poets during the early 20th century. Brooke’s poems were abo...

Fate vs Free Will in A Time Traveller's Wife
18th May 2020
Introduction: The Time Traveler’s Wife explores the perspectives of a time traveller and a young girl who lives life in the same era and eventually share one; however, their experiences of that life toge...

Comparison between MacBeth and Kite Runner
18th May 2020
Introduction: It is often true that one ruins themselves when they betray a friend. Its always better to have an enemy that slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back as the saddest thing ab...

Existentialism in The Metamorphosis
18th May 2020
Introduction:  The Metamorphosis, a short story written by Franz Kafka, begins with Gregor Samsa waking up as a “monstrous vermin bug” (Kafka, 1915, p. 3) without any explanation, which ends up changi...

The Romantic Period of Literature
18th May 2020
Introduction:  Romanticism in literature was defined as a literary, artistic and philosophical movement originating in the late 17th century and early 18th century, a movement against the Neoclassicism of...

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger | Analysis
18th May 2020
Introduction: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger is known to be one of the greatest and most controversial novels ever written.  Throughout the novel, Holden Caulfield’s negativity stops him ...

Disgrace by JM Coetzee: David and Lucy's Emotions
18th May 2020
Introduction:  JM Coetzee, the author of the Novel Disgrace, published in 1999, powerfully writes about the post apartheid era in Africa.  In the novel, Coetzee strikingly talks about sexual assaults...

Hemingway’s Metaphorical Hills
18th May 2020
Introduction:  Author Ernest Hemingway is known to be keen on making his stories as minimalistic as possible, giving the reader just enough undeniable indications to be able to make indefinite conclusions...

Social Commentary in Allen Ginsberg's Howl
18th May 2020
Introduction: Conformity is a fundamental aspect of which society as we know it has been built upon. Since the beginning of mankind, people have tended to conform to behaviours that are common among other peop...

Juror 8 in 12 Angry Men
18th May 2020
Introduction: Could the boy be accountable for murdering his father?  The play 12 Angry Men written by Reginald Rose in 1957, presents a homicidal case that confronts twelve jurors who vote whether the bo...

Analysis of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
18th May 2020
Introduction: In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” the author manipulates time by beginning at the end.  He painstakingly provides details of Miss Emily’s life through the eyes of a narrator,...

A Raisin in the Sun: Analysis of Lena
18th May 2020
Introduction: Reading Journal 3 In the play A Raisin in the Sun, an African American family has an opportunity to have their dreams come true with the arrival of an insurance check after the death of ...