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Historical Fiction



Words: 465 (2 pages)

For my historical fiction project, I chose “My Brother Sam is Dead” by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier to explore the American Revolution. This time period has always fascinated me. The American Revolution was a conflict between the Patriots (Americans seeking independence from Britain) and the Loyalists (British and American supporters of Britain). It…

The Main Themes of “As You Like It”

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Words: 977 (4 pages)

The main themes of “As You Like It” are the pastoral ideal and theideal of romantic love. Forest of Aden is the primary setting where these themesdevelop. Nature serves as a refuge from society where we can find solutions toinjustice and unhappiness. This play is a comedy and thus has a happy ending butit is…

Discuss the Role of the Supernatural in the Aeneid




Words: 2449 (10 pages)

In ancient poetry, gods were portrayed as anthropomorphic deities, making them no less detailed and individual than the people in the poem. Early epic was considered history but was often adorned by mythological elements. In Virgil’s Aeneid, these gods functioned as literary vehicles and characters that added a fantastical and mythical element to the story….

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

Words: 1956 (8 pages)

In this essay I will be discussing why J. B Priestly wrote the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ and how he uses the to influence the social hierarchy in 1946. The play was set in 1912 in the dining room of the Birling’s house in Brumely, an industrial city in the North Midlands. The Birling’s consists…

Suspense and Irony in “the Tell-Tale Heart” and “the Gift of the Magi” Literary Analysis

The Gift of the Magi

The Tell Tale Heart

Words: 791 (4 pages)

Suspense and Irony in “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Gift of the Magi” The two short stories “A Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe and “The Gift of the Magi” by O’ Henry were two short stories that showed the writing skills of their authors. O’ Henry and Poe were two writers from different time…

compare and contrast Albert Camus’ “Myth of Sisyphus,” Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Allegory Of The Cave

The Myth of Sisyphus

Words: 1554 (7 pages)

            This Paper seeks to compare and contrast Albert Camus’ “Myth of Sisyphus,” Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Thomas Nagel’s “The Absurd.” The Paper starts with a discussion of Nagel’s essay, which seeks to explain Nagel’s argument that to say that life is absurd is quite absurd in itself and is actually internally inconsistent….

Analysis on “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”

Chronicle of a Death Foretold


Words: 913 (4 pages)

One literary element that authors carefully select is point of view, because this signifies the way in which a story gets told and refers to the type of narrative. In the novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marquez chooses first-person narrative to present his readers with characters, dialogue, settings, and events….

Hassan: A Tale of Resilience, Friendship, and the Unyielding Pursuit of Redemption


The Kite Runner

Words: 336 (2 pages)

In the vast tapestry of literature, a powerful narrative unfolds, weaving a tale of friendship, redemption, and the unyielding pursuit of a better tomorrow. Journey with me through the pages of a remarkable novel, where the enigmatic protagonist, Hassan, stands as a symbol of resilience and unwavering loyalty. In the richly woven landscape of Kabul,…

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