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  • 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.

    Can Eve Be Considered a Femme Fatale?

    Can Eve Be Considered a Femme Fatale?

    by Ellei Kay0

  • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box is a short story penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes. A tale of murder, the story in its day was one of the most controversial.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Cardboard Box

    by Colin Quartermain1

  • An analysis of Jane Eyre, the most famous of Bronte's novels and heroines, as well as the other protagonists of her lesser-known works.

    The Heroines of Charlotte Bronte

    The Heroines of Charlotte Bronte

    by collegatariat6

  • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor is a short Sherlock Holmes story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The case deals with the missing bride of Lord St Simon, one of England's most prominent nobles.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' stories formed some of the most successful modern television structures and character archetypes in our age.

    Sherlock Holmes: The Archetype of an Age

    Sherlock Holmes: The Archetype of an Age

    by Mitchell Charman3

  • The Adventure of the Naval Treaty is a short Sherlock Holmes story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Watson brings a case to Holmes for a friend's reputation is being tarnished by the theft of a treaty.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Naval Treaty

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Naval Treaty

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • What is it about medieval literature that presents itself to allow readers to know it is medieval in nature? It is more than just the date in which these works were written.

    To Be or Not to Be.....Medieval?

    To Be or Not to Be.....Medieval?

    by Ali0

  • In this essay, three different examples of different defense mechanisms from Toni Morrison's novel, Sula, are pointed out and analyzed through the use of psychoanalytic criticism.

    Defense Mechanisms in Sula by Toni Morrison

    Defense Mechanisms in Sula by Toni Morrison

    by RykerH0

  • Shylock, in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, embodies emotion unfettered by moral or intellectual constraints. Shylocks' speech at the beginning of act four, scene one distances him from the rest of society and perpetuates his ostracism as his actions validate Antonio's attacks upon his character and depict him as a creature without morals but only emotion, and as an entity of pure evil when, despite the fact he realizes his own flaws in logic and all appeal to his compassion and mercy, he

    Analysis of the Villain Shylock in

    Analysis of the Villain Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice"

    by Schatzie Speaks6

  • The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most interesting and well-written books I have ever read, written by the author Alexander Dumas. This article is about some of my thoughts on this book.

    The Count of Monte Cristo - Some Thoughts

    The Count of Monte Cristo - Some Thoughts

    by Christine0

  • Sigmund Freud divided the human psyche into three parts: the id, the ego, and the super ego. If one were to view each division of the Freudian psyche, in correlation with each of the monsters in the poem, they might notice the id represented by Grendel, the ego, represented by Grendel’s mother and lastly, the super ego, represented by the dragon.

    A Freudian Take on

    A Freudian Take on "Beowulf"

    by Joe Friedman4

  • Idun was a very valued goddess in Norse Mythology, for she had the magic the Gods most desperately wanted. And it was contained in special golden apples that contained the power of youth.

    Idun: Goddess of Youth and Protector of…Apples?

    Idun: Goddess of Youth and Protector of…Apples?

    by Dean Traylor0

  • The Adventure of the Yellow Face is a case for Sherlock Holmes in short story form. The story is memorable as it displays the fallibility of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Yellow Face

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Yellow Face

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • Milton's 'Paradise Lost' is one of the greatest creations of writing.The invocation comprising the first twenty six lines of Book one is of excellent making as the Poet invokes God to illuminate him.

    Milton's Invocation in "Paradise Lost"

    Milton's Invocation in "Paradise Lost"

    by Rajib Chakrabarty3

  • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet sees Sherlock Holmes recovering missing precious stones, and proving the innocence of the chief suspect in the theft; the obvious answer is not necessary the right o

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • The Adventure of Black Peter is a Sherlock Holmes case that sees the detective investigate the murder of the former sea captain, a murder committed with the unusual weapon of a harpoon.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of Black Peter

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of Black Peter

    by Colin Quartermain1

  • Hamlet's tragedy stems from a number of origins. The obvious one is the death of his father. Hamlet is a tragic figure from the moment the audience encounters him, dressed in 'solemn black'. The second cause of Hamlet's tragedy is his mother's behaviour. Instead of sharing her son's grief, and supporting him through it, she has remarried with indecent haste.

    Hamlet: The Sources of His Tragedy

    Hamlet: The Sources of His Tragedy

    by Tricia Mason0

  • Examines and explains the ubi sunt form of poetic verse in Old English poetry using the Lament of the Last Survivor from Beowulf and The Wanderer. Analyzes the form and function of this verse form, as well as its historic implications.

    Ubi-Sunt Poetic Verse in Beowulf and The Wanderer

    Ubi-Sunt Poetic Verse in Beowulf and The Wanderer

    by Anaya M. Baker1

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