A Doll’s House: Gender Inequality and Application to Society

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Gender Inequality From the minute we are conceived we are put into one of two classes, male or female. We are never asked or viewed as anything besides. Furthermore, as a result of the society we made, we connect broad generalizations to every one of those sexual orientations. This is known as the…

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Albert Camus and Kurt Vonnegut’s Portrayal of Existentialism

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   International Baccalaureate Extended Essay How are Albert Camus and Kurt Vonnegut both similar and different in portraying existentialism in their novels ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Slaughterhouse-Five?   TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 3 BACKGROUND 3 CONTEXT ON ‘THE OUTSIDER’ BY ALBERT CAMUS 3 CONTEXT ON ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE’ BY KURT VONNEGUT 3 MAIN BODY 4 THE MEANINGLESSNESS OF EXISTENCE 4 THE IRRATIONALITY OF…

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Analysis of Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “Young Goodman Brown” is one of certainty and uncertainty. From the beginning to the end, Hawthorne uses the adventures of Goodman Brown to expose Biblical principles to his audience. The symbolism Hawthorne uses is relatable to that of the revelation that comes from the Bible and is seen throughout the…

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Analyzing a Bureaucratic Way of Rule and the Effects It Has on the People in Catch-22

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Analyzing a bureaucratic way of rule and the effects it has on the people in Catch-22 The way of rule in Catch-22, a bureaucracy, affected the people in the novel greatly and developed a sense of fear in the soldiers. Throughout the book, it is evident that Yossarian and the rest of the men face…

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Analyzing Chicago’s Gun Violence and Gang Epidemic in Literature

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Analyzing Chicago’s Gun Violence and Gang Epidemic: Comparing Gang Leader For a Day and Harper High School (Part One) When most individuals hear the word ‘gang’ they tend to think of the mass media’s interpretation of gangs; ruthless, violent groups of people controlling huge areas of a city, shooting out at one another over trivial matters…

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An Analysis of Chiyo’s Journey Finding her Identity In “Memoirs of a Geisha”

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Finding One’s True Self: An Analysis of Chiyo’s Journey Finding her Identity In “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden Most people wear makeup to enhance, modify, or obscure their natural look; that is the purpose of makeup. The Geisha population in “Memoirs of a Geisha” have more than a surface level relationship with makeup. Makeup…

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And of Clay Are We Created by Isabelle Allende | Analysis

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   “And of Clay Are We Created” by Isabelle Allende tells us a compelling story about a young girl Azucena being trapped in a mud-pit like a prisoner after a volcano erupted, perishing the whole village. Rolf Carle is a television news reporter who had been dispatched to cover the disastrous scene and finds…

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Annotated Bibliography on Masculinity in World Literature

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Akingbe, Niyi, and Christopher Babatunde Ogunyemi. “Countering Masculinity: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and the Rise of Feminist Assertiveness in the Novels of Nigerian Female Writers.” Studia Universitatis Petru Maior – Philologia, no. 22, Jan. 2017, pp. 81–93. This article is two-fold.  While the authors do not debate that Achebe’s novel was patriarchal in nature, the…

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A Post-Colonial Perspective on “On the Rainy River” By Tim O’Brien

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   A Post-Colonial Perspective on “On the Rainy River” By Tim O’Brien While examining the short story “On the Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien from a post-colonial perspective, it becomes clear that during the time of 1968, patriarchal influence forced many men into war, and encouraged the chauvinist mindset that men should be afraid…

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A Postcolonial Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Purple Hibiscus

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Religious Ideologies and Fractured Identities: A Postcolonial Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Purple Hibiscus.   ABSTRACT Literature has been a mirror to human society since the birth of civilization. It has been used by people to exhibit their culture, promote certain ideologies, create an individual identity and even to express oneself without fear…

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Archetypal Theory Analysis of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Into Thin Air- Archetypal Theory Tags: Into Thin Air | Nonfiction | Archetypal Criticism | Archetype | Mountain Climbers The archetypal theory refers to universal symbols, characters, themes, or even a setting that shape the structure and function of a literary work (Literary Devices). Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air is about the 1996…

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Elements Of Autobiography In Martin Eden By Jack London

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   In London’s literary ingenuity, Mark Eden is staged in such a way that it is widely considered a living autobiography for Jack London himself from the resemblance of the various themes and postulates in the book with the author’s own perspectives during his life; in fact, so close to London’s perspectives in life are the…

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Awakening and Existence of Female Consciousness within Li Qingzhao’s Ci Poems

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   Literature is a window through which the public is able to study the essential events of a dynasty or a country and understand the development of a culture. The long course of Chinese civilization had witnessed the rise of numerous renowned male poets and composers of Song ci, for example, Li Bai, Du Fu,…

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Bartleby and the Scrivener: Relationship of Bartleby and the Narrator

Share this: Facebook  Twitter  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp   The Relationship of Bartleby and the Narrator Herman Melville’s short story, “Bartleby and the Scrivener,” has provided readers and critics with enough material to make you question Bartleby and his odd condition. The message the writer intends to send through the peculiar character makes you ponder the meaning of such a strange being.…

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