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Theseus as a leader and ruler

We are brought up throughout society that is, for the most part, understanding and compassionate. It is in human nature to aid another struggling human-being and to sympathize with their hardship, placing oneself in the other person’s shoes or life to try and find solutions. The law itself can sometimes embrace the notion of compassion, … Read more

Irony in the Canterbury tales

Irony is the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions. 1 Two stories that serve as excellent demonstrations of irony are “The Pardoners Tale” and “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” both from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Although these two stories are very different, they both use irony to teach a lesson. Of the stories, … Read more

The Great Gatsby

Nick is a middle class citizen, who is the narrator of the novel. He is described as a very observant character, who hears the secrets of others. For example, at the beginning of the novel as Nick’s father talked to him, he stated “reverse all judgement”(1). Fitzgerald reveals that Nick holds back judgement and is … Read more

To what extent is the narration in Lolita more concerned with the aesthetics of writing rather than plot?

Abstract The popular postmodernist novel Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, has been subject to much critical acclaim and controversy surrounding the depiction of the paedophilic relationship between Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze. The style of the novel, which utilises a first person confessional format, is the voice of an incarcerated Humbert, appealing to an unknown jury … Read more

Krapp’s Last Tape – Samuel Beckett

Transposition Samuel Beckett’s short play Krapp’s Last Tape appears to offer a sad conclusion; its protagonist is old, lonely, and drunk, he is bitter towards the promises of life and aware of an approaching end, and he has apparently jettisoned the habit of recording annual retrospectives on his birthdays. The play ends in a protracted … Read more

The value of poetry

“A good piece of writing should be clear and easily understandable, it should be effective at conveying your ideas and have a uniform structuring with 5 paragraphs. Each writing should compose of: introduction, 3 reasons, and a conclusion at the end of the essay. Each reason that you raise should compose of a claim, an … Read more

“From Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison

Cultural Analysis In the story “From Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the story talks mainly “about an African-American civil rights worker from the south who, upon his move to New York, becomes increasingly alienated due to the racism he encounters” (Ellison 208). The story is about the narrator who claims that he is an invisible … Read more

A Report on the Day

Fireworks were a big part of Mareikura Nathan’s life. She had always loved them. Mareikura loved the sounds they made as they exploded into the night’s sky or onto the ground, and she loved seeing the looks on people’s faces as they watched it all unfold. But what she loved the most about fireworks was … Read more

Displacement and alienation in literature

Migration and adapting to different cultures have become major global issues in the contemporary world. Diasporic Literature has a sense of alienation and has emerged as an outcome of migration. Dealing with alienation, nostalgia, quest of identity and displacement, Diasporic Literature addresses amalgamation and disorientation. The person, who has migrated from his homeland feels depersonalised … Read more

Scholarly articles

No matter what disciple a student is in, it involves various kinds of writing requirements big and small. Each student at East Carolina University is required to write at least one research paper during their time. For a Communication Science and Disorders major, there will be a lot. Research papers in any major require some … Read more

Romeo and Juliet, text, context and ideas

Question 1) Romeo and Juliet, text, context and ideas. [Time] Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, was expounded on 1594– 96 and first distributed in an unapproved quarto in 1597. An approved quarto showed up in 1599, significantly more and more solid. A third quarto, in view of the second, was utilized by the … Read more

Queen Elizabeth I’s methods of literary resistance

The writings of Queen Elizabeth I are by no means considered canonical and play no central role in Renaissance literature. Indeed, one could discuss Elizabethan writing whilst quite ironically ignoring the Queen herself. This dissertation sets out to examine works which are, on the whole, neglected and shows that Queen Elizabeth I expertly utilised language … Read more


1. About the Author (535) Tarık Buğra is Turkish journalist and writer of novels, stories, plays and jokes. He is a well-known writer of Turkish literature in Republican period. Buğra is a versatile writer, especially known for his novels. In 1991 he became a State Artist. Tarık Buğra was born in Akşehir. He attended primary … Read more

Book: 1984 – First independent reading

Section 1-Pages 0 through 25- done 25-“Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past. He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable. What certainty had he that … Read more

Reunion – John Cheever

The short story Reunion is written by the American writer John Cheever. Like this story, most of his fictions takes place near Manhattan, New York. Where he also lived, and it is properly therefor his stories takes place in New York, because he think that all the different people makes the city the most interesting. … Read more

Zora Neale Hurston – Sweat

Zora Neale Hurston’s short story Sweat takes place in a small African American community in Southern Florida during the 1920’s when the society was still divided between the blacks and the whites. There has always been a struggle of power which gives one group of individual more control over the other. For example majority over … Read more

Louisa Picquet

Patriarchy in America during the early nineteenth century was dominated by white males and their constant hunger for power and control. White males were the predominant owners of massive plantations, which required the work of hundreds of slaves. The roles of enslaved female African Americans were not limited to various physical labors, maids, nurses, and … Read more