Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and The World

Ostensibly, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and The World are two texts that are disparate in form and subject matter, each dealing with the consequences of a rapidly changing world in different ways. However, both texts share a concern with exploring the diametric relationship between the home and the outside … 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

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

The importance of descriptive representation in regards to minorities

The importance of descriptive representation in regards to minorities has been the subject of many debates in the past. As countries become more and more divers, they are looking for better understanding on descriptive representation and the driving force in regards to the minorities within their nation state. There isn’t enough research on the subject, … Read more

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Betrayal in the Ruins In the novel, The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen; betrayal is portrayed throughout the novel. The name of the main character in the novel isn’t revealed; therefore, throughout the literary analysis, the main character will be identified as narrator. The narrator portrays himself as being “a spy, a sleeper, a spook, … Read more

The Weak Nature of Masculinity in Maud (Alfred Tennyson)

Alfred Tennyson’s Maud (1855) is a response to the social crisis of the early nineteenth century: a time when the binary between masculinity and femininity was called into question. With the rise of industrial capitalism in the early nineteenth century, the old distinction between upper-class landowning aristocrats and lower-class industrial laborers was complicated by the … Read more

Aunt Tammy’s Cabin

Weak. Passive. Dependent. Sadly, these are the stereotypes that women were given in the 1800s. During the nineteenth century, women were considered to be in a lower-class when compared to men. Typically, women would stay at home, raise the kids, and care for the house while their husbands were out working and providing for the … Read more

Sophocles’ play Antigone

In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, it begins with the illegal burial of Polyneices, Antigone’s beloved brother. Creon, the King of Thebes, is coerced to condemn his niece Antigone to death. Being loyal to his city, Creon follows through with his punishment of Antigone. By doing so, his character is changed forever. By the end of the … Read more