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Yeats' Easter 1916

The Second Coming The enduring nature of Yeats poetry is in its ability to explore the ambivalence faced by humanity. Discuss. In ‘Easter 1916,’ Yeats delves into his ambivalence towards the martyred rebels of the Easter Uprising. Yeats describes the commitment of the rebels as they came ‘with vivid faces’ from their mundane ‘counter or … Read more

King Lear

‘King Lear’ written by Shakespeare examines the protagonist, king Lear, who has experiences the tragic ending due to his disease of madness, which it has similarity with ‘Tuesday with Morrie’ written by Mitch Albom, the protagonist, Morrie, who has the deadly disease ALS and his body keep losing control as the story goes deep. The … Read more

The Chimney Sweeper

William Blake writes ‘The Chimney Sweeper (Innocence)’ and ‘The Chimney Sweeper (Experience)’ to be viewed as one because they both explain how young children’s purity is being taken from them and they are being forced to practice life before adulthood. These poems dramatize the conflict between innocence and experience through the use of multiple poetic … Read more

Book review essay: Daisy Miller, by Henry James

The novella ‘Daisy Miller’ features a free-spirited protagonist, Daisy Miller, who goes against all societal expectations found in Europe. This story contains morally ambiguous conflicts between individuals and society. This novella is a tale in which a strong, individual woman directly conflicts with her respective society, attempting to uphold independence while flouting societal rules and … Read more

Beowulf

Beowulf may be a strong hearted muscle head, but his biggest virtue that overtakes all others is his loyalty. What started this loyalty streak in him was Hrothgar. What Hrothgar did was not only save Beowulfs dad, but Beowulf himself. Beowulf feels like he could never repay Hrothgar for what he did for Beowulf and … Read more

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note by Amiri Baraka

The poem ultimately expresses dislocation and political inertia, subliminally questioning the role of the poet as a social voice. The purposelessness of routinized life provokes a literary death wish. The inability to take action and uncertainty of direction is implied through Baraka’s construction of a ‘suicide’ note as an ongoing literary act, a ‘twenty volume’ … Read more

Divergent

Veronica Roth is an American writer and novelist. She was born in August in 1988 and is only 25 years old. Although she’s young, she’s famous for her bestselling trilogy, called Divergent. For these books, she has won prices like ‘Goodreads Favourite Book of 2011’, ‘Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction’ and ‘Best Goodreads … Read more

Review of The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye is the novel written by the Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison in the year 1970. All Morrison’s texts have the subject matter similar to The Bluest Eye. Her novels discuss the experiences of the oppressed black minorities in isolated communities and the dominant white culture discouraging the healthy African American self-image. Generally, the … Read more

Macbeth

In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth it is believed that the universe and king were connected. Therefore, if the two were connected, when the king was killed the universe would respond with unnatural events. In this play, the unnatural events foreshadow evil. The unnatural occurrences in Macbeth predict the downfall of the kingdom and death of Macbeth; … Read more

Singh's "Karma"

Once, during the British Empire’s peaking point, it stretched across barely the whole world. One of the British Empires greatest colonies was the Asian country, India. From 1858 to 1947, India was one of the biggest British colonies. When India finally got their independence in 1947, the country was not the same as it was, … Read more

Book report essay: The last song

Ronnie is a girl that lives in New York, together with her mother and little brother. She hasn’t had any contact with her dad for the last three years. This summer, everything will be different. Together with her little brother, Ronnie will spend the summer in Wilmington, North Caroline, by her dad. At the start … Read more