Samples "Literature"

Literature

Theatre has long had the power to celebrate national heroes and thus William Shakespeare’s Henry IV two-parter is most definitely an example of political theater, but depending on the perspective that an individual production takes, the theater of politics also holds the power to propagandize the exact same hero into...

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There are a lot of differences between the movie Sleepy Hollow directed by Tim Burton in 1999 and the book written by Washington Irving and published in 1820. Among the differences, three are the most vivid. The first difference is a description and positioning of the protagonist Ichabod Crane. In...

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In the play Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, just as in the majority of mystery dramas and narratives, the understanding of and analysis of character is essential to the development of the narrative and the successful exploration of key themes. This paper will discuss the character of Mrs. Hale who, as...

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Like any literary movement, the more one tries to narrow down the definition of Modernism so that it can cover every writer judged to be a devotee, the more slippery the movement becomes. Any attempt at an application of a singular overriding thematic concern of movement intended to cover so...

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Looking at the life story of Phillis Wheatley, it is really unlikely that she should ever have become a published poet. Not only was she the first black author to be a published poet, but she is a black female author who was published during a time when black people...

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In Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade by Manu Herbstein, explores one of the most significant and difficult eras in human history, when blacks from Africa were traded like material goods for profit. Black men and women of that period were likened to livestock and were not considered...

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The 1960s are often seen to be the most important decade in the history of popular culture, and indeed popular politics. Indeed, is it even possible to imagine the what we now understand as politics or pop-culture without such figures as Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King and Marlon Brando? These...

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Jhumpa Lahiri and John Steinbeck, both Pulitzer-winning American authors, explore a number of eternal themes in their works. This is the thing that clearly unites them. Living in different periods of the American history, belonging to different ethnicities and genders, the two authors’ works might seem hard to compare. Yet,...

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The theme of subconscious dreams, be it hopes and aspirations, or actual literal dreams, is examined in the two stories of Young Goodman Brown (1835), by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and in The Rocking Horse Winner (1926), by D.H. Lawrence. Both of these stories exhibit conflicts. Some conflict is internal to the...

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