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Frankenstein

In the gothic novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley weaves an intricate web of allusions through her characters’ expedient desires for knowledge. Both the actions of Frankenstein, as well as his monster allude to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Book eight of Milton’s story relates the tale of Satan’s temptation and Eve’s fateful hunger for knowledge. The infamous…

A Streetcar Named Desire

“Tragedies present an extreme form of disorder… which often leads to the death of a central character”. -Coyle. In what ways and to what extent does Williams’ use of language and dramatic techniques suggest that the portrayal of disorder indicates that the play can be regarded as a tragedy? With close study to scenes 1,…

Crime and Punishment

There is a thin line between good and evil. “Great men smash laws, smash old ways, in order to create new ones, great men are not afraid to by criminals,”( Raskolnikov). In Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s legendary Russian novel Crime and Punishment, Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov (Rodya, Rodenka, or Rodka), commits murder for the idea that great men…

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The Rocking Horse Winner

The reading strategies used while reading “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence are as follows. Before reading, identification of the purpose of reading this story was paramount. This was quite apparent as it was an expectation of the course, in which the focus was to analyze the subject of identity. I already know…

Fences by Wilson

The play has used a number of symbols to develop the overriding theme. The first category of symbols is the trains. It is through Troy that the author brings in Raynell, his illegitimate baby, for the first time home. Troy comfortably sits with the motherless baby where he once reigned on a porch even though…

Into the World

Challenges and barriers often obstruct/influence the achievement of goals which bring about growth and change. However, with courage and determination these barriers/challenges/obstacles can be overcome and new horizons and possibilities are realised. For an individual to move along a new pathway in life, the support and guidance of others is needed to help overcome obstacles…

To Kill a Mockingbird Prejudice and Racism

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the issue of discrimination, a common occurrence in the 1930s. During this time period there were two events that carved society; the Great Depression and the introduction of Jim Crow Law. This resulted in gender and racial discrimination and extreme poverty. During this time period…

Animal Farm: George Orwell

Throughout history, education has always been important. The Greek philosopher, Epictetus, wrote in his novel, Discourses, “only the educated are free. ” Being educated opens many doors and opportunities that can get a person very far in life. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, lack of education leads to manipulation through the changes to the…

Soldier on the Hill by Jackie French

The novel, Soldier on the Hill, by Jackie French, was first published in 1997 and is centred during World War II in Australia. A teenage boy named Joey discovered a Japanese soldier camping on the hills of Biscuit Creek, and he is confronted with conflicting emotions concerning the soldier. In this historic novel, Soldier on…

Analysis of the Theme: Moby-Dick

As Ishmael tries, in the opening pages of Moby-Dick, to offer a simple collection of literary excerpts mentioning whales, he discovers that, throughout history, the whale has taken on an incredible multiplicity of meanings. Over the course of the novel, he makes use of nearly every discipline known to man in his attempts to understand…

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