Glass Menagerie

In Tennessee Williams’ play, Glass Menagerie, William’s channels his family life through writing it about the Wingfield family. Tennessee Williams based his character, Tom Wingfield on himself. Both are considered “traveling dreamers” (Falk 47). The Wingfields are a normal family just trying to get by. Their problems, branch from their failure to adequately communicate with each … Read more

Stephen Dedalus

The growth of Stephen Dedalus’ artistic ability in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce is affected and mirrored by the language used around him, to describe him, and by him. Stephen’s development is hindered by the limitations of the English language, linking his development to the development of Irish … Read more

There is no happy ending

Whether I will be the hero of my own life or whether I will be the murderer of myself, these words should be acknowledged and known. She considered this while sitting in the bathtub holding two, 2 in 1 inches’ razor blades in her hands. The water was warm and it reflected the dim coffee-candles … Read more

Pursuing Dentistry

Personal Statement What do you do when you realize you have become extremely successful at living a comfortable life, but not the life you were created for? When you are in a position of leadership, coveted by many, occupied by few, and sustained by even less, yet still unfulfilled. Each day you feel the growing … Read more

Fathers and Sons (1862 novel)

As the story unfolded, all forms of the ideologies were presented. Younger generations conflicted with the older generations as ideologies between the two are different. Differing views on political and social classes also collided. The issues that were presented in the novel were also likely to be applicable to the rest of Europe. I do … Read more

Eroding Masculinity and Work in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles

“There are very few women’s lives that are not—tremulous,” Tess Durbeyfield tells Angel Clare at Talbothays Dairy (Hardy 203). Indeed, no two characters exemplify this statement as well as Elizabeth Gaskell’s eponymous Mary Barton and Tess herself. As Mary and Tess navigate their positions as working women in Gaskell’s urban Manchester and Hardy’s rural Wessex, … Read more

My dangerous town

It was a cold and distressing morning just like every other morning, The past 6 years have shown me several such days, it ended only in disappointment. With a sigh, he scanned the room. A mix of city grime and smoke, which gave the walls a greyish hue. Which led to the paint below the … Read more

Obviously, there is a God.

[Aq] So, obviously, there is a God. At least, that’s how it seems to me. Everything requires a cause. You might say, you can’t have shoes without a shoemaker, or barrels without a cooper. It is so obvious to me that nothing in the natural world can be its own creator. Not even Jesus created … Read more

Red badge of courage

The protagonist in this story is Henry Fleming. Henry was also know as “the young soldier”, Henry fought for the Union army in the Civil war. While fighting in the war Henry gets a wound by a union soldier that hits him on the head, Henry was asking why the men were running away and … Read more

The Red Badge of Courage

CP Eng.10 4/3/18 Red badge of courage The protagonist in this story is Henry Fleming. Henry was also know as “the young soldier”, Henry fought for the Union army in the Civil war. While fighting in the war Henry gets a wound by a union soldier that hits him on the head, Henry was asking … Read more

Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

There is a strong representation of the intellectual homosexual and the new man that explores both the differences and similarities in the film. There are various themes present throughout the film such as sexuality, discrimination, love, religion and friendship. The discrimination of homosexuals in Cuba along with the limitation of artistic expression during this time … Read more

Frankenstein

There are different ideas regarding nature. John Keats mentions nature in his letter and refers to it as being evil and good. The novel Frankenstein refers to nature as being evil and good. These two sources given to us are very similar. Nature can be defined in many ways. Victor Frankenstein, Robert Walton, and Frankenstein’s … Read more

The Benevolence Forged by War

Often, we find ourselves facing dramatic events in our lives that force us to re-evaluate and redefine ourselves. Such extraordinary circumstances try to crush the heart of the human nature in us. It is at that time, like a carbon under pressure, the humanity in us either shatters apart exposing our primal nature, or transforms … Read more

Things Fall Apart

A tragic hero is someone of superior qualities and status, who suffers a reversal of fortune due to major character flaws. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the book follows the main character, Okonkwo, but it includes other important characters such as Unoka, Nwoye, Obierika, and Ikemefuna. Okonkwo is a wealthy and respected warrior … Read more

Friday Night Lights

For almost thirty years Friday Night Lights has been enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds, and interest. The New York Times asked Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights, how he thought of writing this book and he replied saying, “the idea of high school sports keeping a town together, keeping it alive. So I … Read more

Books banned because of mature content

To Kill a Mockingbird, A Time to Kill, and The Awakening all have something in common. All of these books have been banned and challenged in various places. According to ala.org, A Time to Kill is ranked number 67 in American Library Association’s most frequently banned book in between 2000-2009. John Grisham’s award-winning novel A … Read more

The Yellow Wall Paper

The female protagonist’s illness of depression in The Yellow Wall Paper” represents her suffering from social reasons due to solidarity and restrictions leads her to insanity.   In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, it is revealed that the female protagonist is dealing with some type of nervous depression. This may be caused by social … Read more