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Paradise Lost (#4) – Sample 1659 words

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Paradise Lost, an epic in twelve books, is in several ways one of the most wonderful of the works of men. It is one of those rare works of human genius whose power and beauty are inexhaustible. It was composed by the poet after restoration, in blindness, poverty and obscurity. Yet he produced a poem […]

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Outliers – Sample 1482 words

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In the book Outliers author Malcolm Greenwell talks about a variety of topics that deal with how success is obtained by individuals who are blessed to have many different opportunities. They range from a school designed for students to excel, to being financially wealthy, or even being in the right place at the right time. […]

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Of Mice and Men: How does the author show sympathy for Curley’s wife – Sample 2054 words

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On the ranch there is a well known woman merely referred to as ‘Curley’s Wife’. As the characters develop we find that she is not in fact the unimportant, nameless character we first perceive her as, but rather she is a relatively complex one, with much more to her than we first gather, causing us […]

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Of Mice and Men (#14) – Sample 876 words

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In the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ the character of Crooks is subject to constant racial discrimination. This shows the time period of the book as 1930’s America was a very prejudice place. Although slavery has been abolished some 90 years previously living conditions were still awful and even worse for some black Americans. They […]

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Odysseus vs Rama – Sample 2484 words

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Two exciting epics that are widely read and well-known across the globe hold many likenesses between the heroes. The Odyssey by Homer and The Ramayana by Valmiki, tell the tales of two heroes who hold many similarities between them even as their stories differ. Both poems are epics because their heroes are great men, well-known […]

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No name woman by Maxine Hong Kingston (#2) – Sample 779 words

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No name woman, by Maxine Hong Kingston, exposed the harsh culture of the Chinese in the 1920’s. Women were treated as breeders and slaves to their husbands. The unborn is the narrator’s aunt; whom she never had the chance to meet. The mother tells the story while her daughter listens to the devastating suicide of […]

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Nelson Mandela (#5) – Sample 1204 words

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South African Anti-Apartheid leader and first black President Nelson Mandela. Pictured burning his “pass” which was required for blacks to carry with them to identify their race and area of the country. They were not permitted to leave to travel to another region without a passport. Nelson Mandela is South Africa’s most influential leader. Nelson […]

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Moral Ambiguity in Heart of Darkness – Sample 1042 words

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In _Heart of Darkness_, by Joseph Conrad, the character Marlow, through his actions and experiences, shows himself to be morally ambiguous in that he goes on the European’s malevolent expedition to Africa yet he seems to despise the events he sees there and in that he performs both noble and ignoble deeds. These experiences and […]

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Midsummer Night’s Dream (#2) – Sample 1552 words

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Referring to at least two extracts in detail, explain why A Midsummer Night’s Dream is still popular, 400 years after it was written. Comment on a production you have seen, or consider how you would like to produce the play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is set in Athens in Greece. It is a journey into […]

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Macbeth, a Play Full of Darkness – Sample 809 words

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Macbeth is a play full of darkness, evil, and tragedy. It is the story of a man who goes against his conscience and commits a horrible deed which leads to his destruction and loss of everything he has around him. This includes the relationship he has with his wife, Lady Macbeth. In the beginning we […]

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