Literature Essay Topics

The Ways in Which the Authors Make Use of Suspense

My essay is a discussion of the different ways in which the imagination of the reader is engaged by suspense. The stories I am discussing are ” Bang Bang Who’s? Dead?” “The Dress”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The case for the defence” and “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”. Suspense is a state of uncertainly, anticipation and… View Article

The Suspense and Atmosphere in “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”

According to the New Edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Suspense is defined as being the following: “Suspense- state of usu. anxious uncertainty or expectation or waiting for information.” According to that same dictionary, the definition of Atmosphere is the following: “Atmosphere- mental or moral environment esp. artistic or emotional; pervading tone or mood, esp…. View Article

Man is not truly two, but truly one

Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores the duality of human nature. Jekyll believes he can extract his evil side as Hyde to destroy this part of himself; however, he realizes that he enjoys his secret life pursuing illicit pleasures. At first it appears that the primary struggle lies… View Article

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Views on the Human Psyche

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this novel in part to present his views on Human personality. Explain how he uses metaphors, setting, motifs and themes to present his views on the human psyche. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ to convey his thoughts and theory on the human mind and the divided self. Robert Louis… View Article