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Othello Character Analysis

The play Othello by William Shakespeare is one of his greatest plays that is revolved around drama. It talks about friends and how not everyone can be trusted. Shakespeare wanted to tell a story of how no matter how close you are to someone you can never truly trust them. The research of characters in … Read more

Use of the supernatural forces in Macbeth

The supernatural forces are used to great effect in Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth.” From the beginning until the end of the play, the forces generate fear, tension and suspense, heightened by the superstition at the time at which the play was first performed in 1606 when even the King, James I, was a firm believer in … Read more

Jealousy in Othello

Jealousy is a disease that is built upon hatred and insecurity, forever present in an individual but simply awaiting a trigger. It is evident in William Shakespeare’s Othello that envy is a common human characteristic and that “jealous souls are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they are jealous. It is a … Read more

Gender in William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 130’ and ‘The Friday Everything Changed’ by Anne Hart

Gender is expressed in various ways and in William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 130’ and ‘The Friday Everything Changed’ by Anne Hart, this chosen identity is expressed in the form of femininity and equality of gender roles. Although both texts demonstrate the generational differences between genders it also shows implications that society has set expectations onto women, … Read more

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