- Red Dress
The short story "Red Dress" by Alice Munro is about a young girl's first high school dance. Her home and school environment determined her attitude towards the dance.
This girl's home life was bad. She was constantly put down mentally by her mother, even in front of her friend Lonnie, to the point that the narrator envied Lonnie on account that her mother died and she lived alone with her father. "'I doubt if she appreciates it.' She enraged me, talking like this to Lonnie, ...
- Cry, The Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country
The book "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton is a book about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggresion, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and episodes are remini...
- Of Mice And Men
Of Mice and Men
George didn’t run away with Lennie because he loved him too much. After all the years with Lennie, George had built a bond of love and care with Lennie.
George was sick and tired of running away so many times, George wants to end all of the trouble. Since Lennie will never learn, their is no reason to try to hold a job again. Lennie causes trouble to follow them to each and every job that they try to keep. Lennie and George has had previous problems, like being run o...
- Doe Season: Andys Epiphany
Doe Season: Andy's Epiphany
The process of finding out who one is can be very turbulent and confusing. Through growing up one goes through so many different changes in terms of one's personality and deciding who they are and what they want to be. The little girl in David Kaplan's "Doe Season" goes through one of these changes, as do many other adolescents confused about who they are, and finds out that there are some aspects of a person's identity that cannot be changed no m...
- Desperation By Stephen King
Desperation by Stephen King
Desperation, a recent Stephen King novel, is not just a book, but an experience that leaves the reader frightened, paranoid, and questioning his moral beliefs. Picture, if you will, a lone, crazed Nevada policeman who pulls over vehicles on a lonely desert highway and forcefully takes away their occupants. Whichever of them he doesn’t kill immediately, he locks up in the jail of the small desolate town of Desperation. Among those captured are the vacationing C...
- The Speckled Band: Overview
The Speckled Band: Overview
1. Name of book?
The Speckled Band.
2. Author of book?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The story took place in Baker Street London, and in Stoke Moran. April of 1883.
4. Identify the theme of your book?
It is about a detective who helps find murderers and helps in saving other people's lives that without him would be victims.
Helen Stoner a frightened woman knocks the door of the famous and best detective in the world Sherloc...
- The Scarlet Letter - Analysis
The Scarlet Letter - Analysis
Adultery, betrayal, promiscuity, deception, and conspiracy, all of which would make an excellent coming attraction on the Hollywood scene and probably a rather erotic book. Add Puritan ideals and writing styles, making it long, drawn out, sleep inducing, tedious, dim-witted, and the end result is The Scarlet Letter. Despite all these unfavorable factors it is considered a classic and was a statement of the era (Letter 1).
The Scarlet Letter is pervaded ...
- Animalistic Characters In Medieval Times
Animalistic Characters in Medieval Times
The many temptations of life bring people to act differently through personality changes. The characters in Sir Gawain the Green Knight change their personalities through temptation. Through the Christmas time, Bertilak, king of the castle, decides to go hunting. While he is hunting, his wife is hunting or seducing Gawain. Men tempted with sex by women often act with certain animalistic instincts; in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pear...
- Blood Imagery In Macbeth
Blood Imagery in Macbeth
Blood Imagery in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Macbeth in approximately 1606 AD. He loosely based it on a historical event occurring around 1050 AD. Macbeth is the story of a nobleman, who, while trying to fulfill a prophecy told to him by three witches, murders his King to cause his ascension to the throne of Scotland. After the King’s murder, Macbeth reigns as a cruel and ruthless tyrant, who is forced to kill more pe...
- The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a renowned novel by Mark Twain, is the story of a young boy, who, in a desperate attempt to escape his abusive and poverty stricken home, escapes and seeks help with the Mississippi River, where he experiences many different trials. The novel was finally published in 1885, being written on spurts of inspiration interrupted by long periods during which it sat on the author’s desk. Now it is publishe...
- Animal Farm: Was The Rebellion Doomed To Failure?
Animal Farm: Was the rebellion doomed to failure?
Before the death of Old Major the animals are inspired to rebel against the humans. They join together as a strong team to eventually, in chapter two, drive Mr. Jones from the farm. The Seven Commandments are soon developed with all the animals contented as equals.
Right from the beginning of the rebellion, the pigs can be seen to be taking charge, “then Snowball and Napolean called them together again, ‘Comrades’, said Snowba...
- Friar Laurences Part
Friar Laurence's Part
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding families prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through ...
- A Dolls House And Tess Of The DUrbervilles
A Doll's House and Tess of the D'Urbervilles
During the late nineteenth century, women were beginning to break out from the usual molds. Two authors from that time period wrote two separate but very similar pieces of literature. Henrik Ibsen wrote the play A Doll’s House, and Thomas Hardy wrote Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Ibsen and Hardy both use the male characters to contrast with their female counterparts to illustrate how women are stronger by following their hearts instead of the...
- Gullivers Travels: Satire On A Nation
Gulliver's Travels: Satire on a Nation
Jonathan Swift’s, Gulliver’s Travels satirically relates bodily functions and physical attributes to social issues during England’s powerful rule of Europe. Through out the story we find many relations between bodily features and British and European society. Swift uses this tone of mockery to explain to his reader the importance of many different topics during this time of European rule. Swift feels that the body and their functions relate to p...
- One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The role of the hero in Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is played by Randle P. McMurphy, a wrongly committed mental patient with a lust for life. The qualities that garner McMurphy respect and admiration from his fellow patients are also responsible for his tragic downfall. These qualities include his temper, which leads to his being deemed "disturbed," his stubbornness, which results in his receiving numerous painfu...