Samples "Literature"

Literature

“You poised me with a book once. I should not forgive that. Harry, promise me that you will never lend that book to anyone; it does harm” (Wilde and Camille 146). This quote is contained in chapter Nineteen, which is an oral exchange that pits Dorian against Lord Henry. It...

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Though it is difficult to summarize all ideas that Whitman presents the reader in “Song of Myself,” there are main ideas that link together under a few unifying themes. Whitman discusses the important idea of the universality of all things, believing that there are similarities and connections between all things...

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The Inferno is the most famous section of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, commonly referred to as Dante. It is a 14th Century epic poem that describes Dante’s descent into hell; the great poet, Virgil, acts as his guide. Through the poem, Dante experiences the nine circles, or levels...

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The article talks about a letter written by a father to his son in which the author revealed his disappointment over the empathy that people with privileges in United States of America tries to show towards debilitate when in reality they are omnipotent and can actually change the fate of...

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Cima and her father live in a deserted valley far from where Hig and his compatriot Bangley live. It happens that on one of his usual trolls over the land, Hig flies above the valley where Cima and her father reside, and he can see the signs of life in...

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Catherine’s emotions are as vivid and wild as her beauty. The theme of external looks and internal character is explored through Catherine’s emotional tantrums and the other characters who witness her tantrums. Catherine is intelligent, but she is also impetuous. Because Edgar loves Catherine, he has not seen her for...

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Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' is one of the most infamous portrayals of central Africa ever written. In dramatising the narrative of its protagonists journey down the Congo river, the novella serves an allegorical function as a depiction of the potential for humanity to descend into barbarism. It does so...

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In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, the primordial focus of the movie was reenacting the tale of Oedipus, who was considered a tragic hero in the history of the Greek mythology. The play was part of a series of three Theban plays in which Oedipus represented some of the most enduring themes...

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Just as the ancient world was full of stories of men heroes, many were portrayed as having close, even intimate, ties with other males. Some relationships were based on equality, as between male warriors, whereas others were rather of mentor-student relationships. At any rate, both types of friendship reflected “the...

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