Samples "Literature"

Literature

In Louise Erdrich’s novel ‘The Plague of Doves’, Mooshum tells Evelina and Joseph a story of the murder of a white farm family and the vengeance exacted by the white community on the Ojibwe for this crime; but leaves out the whole truth. In this case, Mooshum’s version of the...

375 words

(I) “The only picture I carried away with me of that day's proceedings was a picture of the criminal. I have little doubt he was guilty, of what crime is no great matter. That little man of about thirty, with sparse, sandy hair, seemed so eager to confess everything, so...

1069 words

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel of modern literature that is often studied in classrooms today. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby’s themes of greed and the disappointment with the American Dream still influence readers, since these themes can also relate to people who struggle to achieve...

1194 words

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic of American fiction, The Great Gatsby, paints a vivid portrait of the failure of the American Dream in the early 20th century. The modernist classic, which would not achieve critical success in Fitzgerald’s lifetime, has come to be known as one of the most influential American...

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Introduction: In 1987, Brent Staples published the thought-provoking short story “Black Men in Public Space,” in which he recounts multiple experiences in which he was viewed with suspicion, and even feared, simply because he was a black man. These experiences occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but they are still...

900 words

Destiny and fate play a critical role in shaping the life of ancient heroes such as Oedipus in “Oedipus the King” and Aeneas in "The Aeneid." Thus, both Sophocles and Virgil put a particular emphasis on the determinative power of Gods' will that is indulged to assist the heroes in...

640 words

"The American dream" is an expression that signifies the desire of the individual for success, material prosperity, and achievements of a different kind, implying ascent from social bottoms, poverty - to recognition, wealth and glory. It can also denote the desire for prosperity and confidence in the future, expressed in...

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Alice Walker and Maya Angelou are among the present day African-American writers. They are both well known for articulating issues relating to African Americans in their works. Comparing the two writers, there are several notable similarities and differences both in their life as well as well as in their writings....

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Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful girl called Cinderella. However, Cinderella was not happy. Her mother had died when she was a young girl, and she lived a lonely time with her father. Nevertheless, her father married another widow. The widow seemed nice but deep down; she was...

678 words