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.
Literary essay exploring the vital role of paternity in Zora Neale Hurston's short story, "Gilded Six Bits."
Comparing the Movie The 13th Warrior and the novel Beowulf published hundreds of years ago. The similarities and differences are clearly outlined, and are quite simple to understand.
A Deconstructive Reading of Shelley's Frankenstein- how traditional deconstructive lines of opposition are challenged in Shelley's novel
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb is a short Sherlock Holmes story that sees the detective dealing with a client who has had his thumb cut off during a strange evening adventure.
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.
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.
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual is one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories. The short Sherlock Holmes story deals with missing servants but develops into a treasure hunt.
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.
As is the case with most self-expression, F. Scott Fitzgerald used his writing in an attempt to make sense of the world and to share that understanding with his audience. However, most of the conclusions that Fitzgerald reached dismiss meaning...
A literary analysis of the notion of lovers in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll House."
These are some notes on the way different political, economic, and social theories manifest themselves in Jack London's Call of the Wild.
Analysis of the play "Huis Clos" or No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre. The dramaturgy in Huis Clos/No Exit, the philosophical base of the play and Sartre's Hell is analysed.
Two giants of ancient literature went on separate journeys, yet both of them learn the same lesson. And what did Beowulf and Gilgamesh learn? Something about themselves.
Love may be a scary, daunting word and, at other times, it may be an exciting, amazing feeling. Shakespeare explored the varying concepts of love in "Midsummer Night's Dream." Here is an analysis.
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.
How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' stories formed some of the most successful modern television structures and character archetypes in our age.
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.
Willy Loman is a complex character in Death of a Salesman whose victimhood is made universal by Arthur Miller. Is Willy Loman a tragic figure or simply a fool who deserves his eventual consequences?
A short look at JRR Tolkien's "The Monsters and The Critics" and an analysis of the defence of Beowulf presented therein.
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton is a short Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and sees the detective dealing with the most notorious of all blackmailers.
Modernism represents a wave of cultural revolutions that propagated through society during the 20th century; it toppled traditions and encouraged innovation in all disciplines, especially literature.
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.
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.
Stephen King & Shirley Jackson are considered masters in horror and Gothic fiction. There are striking similarities in their work, specifically King's 'Salem's Lot & Jackon's Haunting of Hill House.
"The name is Bill Burroughs. I am a writer. Let me tell you a few things about my job, what an assignment is like." William S. Burrough from The Adding Machine.
This free term paper argues that Shakespeare's theme of Love in 'Romeo and Juliet' is highly relevant today. Love’s obstacles, 'True love never does run smooth' is true as ever.
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.
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
Summary of and commentary on The Pelican by Edith Wharton, a short story from the collection The Greater Inclination.
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.
Toni Morrison's novel Beloved hinges around the past. In this essay, several instances of flashbacks are pointed out and their effects analyzed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This paper summarizes the exclusion women faced in Viking law, and details the negative consequences of such exclusion by examining Hallgerd's behaviour in Njal's Saga.
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.
Gilman's novella - which helped to reform medical practice and the medical profession's attitude to women - explored in conjunction with Jacques Derrida's concept of différance.
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.
An academic analysis of Richard Loncraine's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Richard III." Ideal for students.
Is the musical "Les Miserables" wrong for being too beautiful? Does it make misery into something that's too comfortable for the audience? Some wine and say what's going on!
Christopher Marlowe in this Tragic History of Doctor Faustus (a play), shows many dramatic techniques through the style of his writing, few of which we are going to analyze from the work.
The Adventure of the Resident Patient is a Sherlock Holmes story that sees the detective deal with an extremely nervous patient; a patient who it turns out doesn't want Holmes' help.
John Milton is known as the poet who wrote Paradise Lost but he also wrote The Doctrine of Discipline and Divorce where he lays out some modern ideas on what marriage should be.
The Old English epic poem Beowulf has been analyzed in multiple ways. In this essay, I argue that Beowulf and Grendel were mirror images of each other.
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.
There is much less factual knowledge about William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the greatest playwright in the English language, than one would expect of such an important figure (Craig et al, pg.521). He apparently worked as a schoolteacher for a time...
The composition of Voltaire’s ‘Candide’ is a picaresque narrative. Voltaire recounts a tale of an adventure hero. He uses many characters to build the story such as Candide; the optimist, Pangloss; the philosopher and Cunégonde; the object...