An overview and analysis of the second tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," "The Miller's Tale," and a focus on narrative point of view, characterization, theme, symbolism, and allusion.
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.
A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic created by Charles Dickens. He wished to strike a blow on behalf of the children abused in factories. The story will forever haunt our homes.
Austen's teen novel reveals more than one woman with a sly streak. This article takes a closer look at the other "Vernon" women that make up this juicy little tale.
This essay delves into the reasons why Eve cannot be seen as a "femme fatale" and puts an uncommon twist on a popular story that encourages readers to think past their preconceived notions.
Herein lies a detailed analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's famous short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This story of a vengeful murder is still popular today, even 150 years after it was published.
Both Zora Neale Hurston and Kate Chopin speak to the woman’s struggle to have their desires for love and respect heard against the male-centrist views of relationships.
The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the famous movie.
Kate is an amazingly strong character displayed in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. Here you can see how Kate may actually be the tamest of the sisters.
Get to know The Wife of Bath, one of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales. She is a strong willed woman, married five times and on the look out for number six! Never dull, she wants equality with men.
Many ancient Greek comedians, and even some poets and tragedians, injected a sardonic, satirical attitude that the modern era sees in its own work.