Literature Essay Examples

The opening of Pride and Prejudice

How does Jane Austen in the opening of Pride and Prejudice decide the subject and the tone of the novel? How does this prepare the reader for rest of the book? Pride and prejudice is Jane Austen most popular Novel. In this novel Jane Austen has portrayed the book on a real life story and… View Article

“The God of Small Things” Arundhati Roy

In chapter seven of “The God of Small Things” Arundhati Roy uses Rahel’s encounter of the Wisdom Exercise Notebooks to underlie many recurring themes throughout the novel. Through setting, imagery, and symbolism, Roy is able to further establish the impact of neglect and abandonment on the Ipe family relationships, and on India’s traditional society as… View Article

Albert Camus’ The Stranger

Color and weather as elements used to explore thought and emotion in Albert Camus’ The Stranger Literary techniques have long been an effective tool that authors use in order to convey deeper meaning within their text, particularly for novels that have a seemingly simple purpose. The Stranger by Albert Camus, translated by Matthew Ward is… View Article

The Satire Behind A ‘Brave New World’

In the book ‘A Brave New World’, is it possible to say that the author Aldous Huxley conveys the idea that the book is a satire rather than a blue print for a perfect society? This is a controversial question, which may only be answered after analyzing many aspects of the book. For example, Huxley… View Article

The Meaning of Home (Tim O’brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Doris Lessing)

By showing what home means for their characters, authors can render certain themes of the novel, demonstrate several different meanings of the word home, or, underscore significant aspects of the personality of the figure in question. In Doris Lessing’s novel The Fifth Child, the characters Harriet and David’s home represents their dream about the perfect… View Article

Commentary on Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owens

The sonnet “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen explores the horrific and tragic conditions of the deaths of World War I soldiers on the Western front. By contrasting the soldiers’ deaths with the customary Christian funeral ceremonies, Owen comments on the dark irony that the young men who gave their lives to serve “God… View Article

The Natural Key passage analyisis

In this passage of Bernard Malamud’s The Natural, Roy Hobbs is in a batting slump. Though at the end of the passage, he rises from his slump to once again hit a home run. This event occurs during his game in Chicago, right after the beginning of his batting slump which in turn occurs right… View Article

Sin and Ego Psychology

The actions of Raskolnikov in Fydor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment illuminate the complexity of his character. Raskolnikov rationalizes his murders and evil deeds, and feels compelled to take action when fellow tenants suggest that the two old sisters are “…Cursed wr-r-etches!” (Dostoyevsky 101). He determines that some people do not deserve to live; therefore, he… View Article

Literary Critique: Wicked

My friend and I went to go see the second to last showing of the popular, surrealistic musical Wicked on September 4th, 2010 in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theater. The production is generally a success on its own terms; however, I don’t think it is as flawless as everyone seems to think it is…. View Article

Sherlock Holmes Essay Questions

In my opinion Conan Doyle did not only made Sherlock Holmes Popular but also world famous by the short stories he first published in The Strand Magazine in 1891. I like to think that these stories will last forever and that generations to come will still look at these as being the greatest and most… View Article

Act 3, Scene 4 (The Banquet Scene)

Act 3, Scene 4 is a very important and effective scene and is a turning point for the rest of the play. Immediately before the scene was the murder of Banquo, one of Macbeths closest Conrad. And because of this relationship the two had, it makes it an evil and horrible murder as it was… View Article

Features of Twentieth Century Literature

20th century is the age of modernism in literature. 20th century’s literature follows differently from the 19th century literature, because of importance given to presentation of human consciousness and human psychology. As result new narrative techniques like impressionism and stream of consciousness has been introduced, the purpose of whom is to highlight human perception. Impressionism… View Article