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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

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

Daisy Buchanan, the Not so Beautiful Fool

Life is about making a positive impact on those around you, not trying to accumulate vast wealth. However, it is well-known that members of society are bound to choose riches over one’s own or others happiness. To add, it is important to acknowledge, especially when considering selfish women like Daisy Buchanan. Studies show, that often … Read more

Fatal Violence in Virgil’s Aeneid

Virgil’s Aeneid is an epic tale that tells of the rise of Roman hero Aeneas and, like many such classics, is filled to the brim with brutality. From its inception to its final lines, the Aeneid develops as a story defined by significant episodes of injurious force and deadly violence that result in innumerable fatalities. … 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

Throughout All Quiet on the Western Front – Remarque

Mario Vargas Llosa once wrote, “Thanks to literature, to the consciousness it shapes, the desires and longings it inspires…civilization is now less cruel than when storytellers began to humanize life with their fables,” artfully conveying the meaning behind many war novels, as their authors choose to either romanticize or truly depict the horrors of 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

Relationship between reality and fiction

Introduction “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already…” (Rowling, 2008) The “relationship between reality and fiction” is the main theme of this study, which is trying to give an overview of the thinking and imagination of J.K. Rowling, the author who brought 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

Susan Douglas – popular culture and populist technology

In Susan Douglas’ book on popular culture and populist technology, she follows radio broadcasting of wireless in its newest form and its immediate rise in admiration and success. This book captures the fabrication of radio in society– how one person’s triumph became the leading example for societal upbringing and credibility in America. In addition, Douglas … Read more

The Kingdom of Alessandra

Prologue: Foundation of Balance In the beginning of the planet Theresh, there was only metal, magic, and The Wild. Metal was the foundation of all early civilizations, buried deep below, waiting to be used. Magic was always under scrutiny, scholars questioned it, while wizards and warlocks used it to meet their needs. Of course, there’s … Read more