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

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

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

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