Literature Essay Topics

The Awakening

Edna Pontellier is Chopin’s main female protagonist in “The Awakening”. The use of water as a dominant symbol in the book will be dissected in this essay, as well as Edna’s independence throughout the novel, and how her final act of independence and self identity is made through water. Water is a purifying element: it… View Article

American Literature

Works of art reflect the influences of the period, during which artists have created them. Any form of art exposes the trends prevailing in the period of time when the art was created. Paintings belonging to varied periods differ from each other, as the artists follow a style that is reminiscent of the period they… View Article

Are Our Lives Governed by Fate or Free Will

Our lives are governed by free will. In the books Chinese Cinderella and Twisted the main characters use their free will to make choices that have consequences on their lives. Chinese Cinderella, by Adeline Yen Mah Chinese Cinderella is a story of a Chinese girl growing up Shanghai and Hong Kong in the 1940’s. Adeline… View Article

Outsiders in Brave New World

Outsiders are a very common theme in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Many characters show traits of an outsider. John is one character who fits the bill. He is the ultimate outsider. Other outsiders in the book are Bernard and Linda. All of these characters have traits that make it difficult for… View Article

Society Today and It’s Effects

Society today is reliant on technology and you can conclude that in future years the technology will just get better and better. You would think people would be happier and life would be described as a Utopia. In Ray Bradbury’s Farhenheit 451, soicety is the farthest from it. This book takes place in 2053, and… View Article

The Simple Gift and Drifters

An individual’s experience of belonging is invariably affected by their previous encounters with their environment and the people with whom they interact. This is clearly presented within the texts analysed. In the novel “The Simple Gift” by Steven Herrick the author successfully demonstrates the power of past experiences to both limit and enrich an individual’s… View Article

Literary Devices in The Kite Runner

Symbolism: “I dream that lawla flowers will bloom in the streets of Kabul again and rubab music will play in the samovar houses and kites will fly in the skies.” Page 218 In his letter to Amir, Hasaan talks about the lawla flowers and music to represent the happiness of Kabul, and the kites now… View Article

Galatians

Because I haven’t read the whole book reading Gorman “Galatians Ch9” is at first a bit confusing. However, I must say that the reading is very easy to read and easy to understand. Gorman used very simple terms and easy English for his reader to read and understand. Basically in this short chapter Gorman try… View Article

Bread & Roses

“It is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too. ” This quote, originally in a poem written by a man named James Oppenheim, embraced a fierce social movement created by large number distraught textile workers who eventually created what we now know as the “Bread & Roses Strike”. This strike proudly showed… View Article

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

Although William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is often categorized as his late romance, its plots reflect the major social movement of that time—the Europeans settling in the New World. As the Europeans eagerly set out to find the New World, they left behind hopeful citizens pondering over what they would find. In The Tempest, through the… View Article

To Kill a Mockingbird

Man must stay true to his own convictions and live his life with a clear conscience. In today’s society people are often faced with situations in which they can choose to stand up for their beliefs popular or not. It is strange that in this modern world of open mindedness and acceptance of one other,… View Article

The Golden Ass

Apuleius wrote the Golden Ass during the Second Century A. D. In it he talked about many complex allegorical contexts and layers of meaning pertaining to varying religious practices. He was able to do this by essentially switching back and forth between side stories which might or might not intertwine with the overall story. The… View Article

Motifs in Bless Me, Ultima

The novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya describes the maturation of a boy named Antonio, who witnesses more than his fair share of deaths at a young age. He struggles with the injustices of these deaths and thus begins to question his once-solid religious beliefs. During the conflict Antonio experiences many vivid dreams, which… View Article