1. Compare and contrast how, and for what dramatic purpose, the writers of The History Boys and Oleanna present characters who display both vulnerability and villainy.
In both Oleanna and History Boys the writers include many controversial subjects to portray the characters in the plays to be bot
A Doll's House: A Push to Freedom
Sometime after the publication of "A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen spoke
at a meeting of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights. He explained to
the group, "I must decline the honor of being said to have worked for the
Women's Rights movement. I am not even
In Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, the Mississippi River plays many roles and holds a prominent theme throughout much of the story. Huck and Jim are without a doubt the happiest and most at peace when floating down the river on their raft. The river has a deeper meaning than just water and mud,
Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, consisted of various main and supporting character to deliver an effective array of personalities and expression. Each character's actions defines their individual personalities and belief systems. The main character of Native Son, Bigger Thomas has personality tr
America: Freedom and Violence
Imagine the emotionless testimony of a violent youngster, who may not realize he is fingering an accomplice as he quickly excuses his violent act, ¡§Oh I don¡¦t know. I just saw it on TV.¡¨ Countless acts of senseless violence in the past few decades have led
By Tawni O'Dell
SUMMARY OF MAJOR EVENTS
Backroads begins with Harley being questioned by the police for a crime that the reader knows not of. He delves into the story that has brought him up to this point, beginning from a year after his mother shot his fa
On a cold day in April of 1984, a man named Winston Smith returns to his home, a dilapidated apartment building called Victory Mansions. Thin, frail, and thirty-nine years old, it is painful for him to trudge up the stairs because he has a varicose ulcer above his right ankle. The eleva
Inherit the Wind, based on the famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" in the small town Dayton, Tennessee, was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The play was not intended to depict the actual history or the proceedings in the Scopes' trial but it was used as a vehicle for exploring social anxiety
Is Falling Failure or Freedom?
What defines a "fall"? Some would say that a fall is a freeing from the restrictions of the oppression of a supreme being. Others would say that a fall is the punishment that comes from foolishly disobeying the one who is in authority over you. The falls in book nine
There are many characters in the novel 1984. These characters all rebel in separate and distinctive ways from each other. In George Owell's not so sanguine vision of the year 1984 from his standpoint in 1949, he tells of a dreary future of what the world was becoming. In this future, no one has the
A Writers Style
The Pulitzer Prize winning writer N. Scott Momaday has become known as a very distinctive writer who depicts the stories of the Native American life in almost poetic ways. He does an excellent job of transporting the reader from the black and white pages of a book, to a world where
"But I don't know how to fight all I know how to do is stay alive." (Walker, 18) This quote taken from Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple opens the idea of struggle and fight throughout the story. Similar to many black women writers in the past twenty years, Walker is intrigued by examining black
What are Albert Camus in The Outsider' and Hermann Hesse in Siddhartha' trying to achieve through the relationships that the main protagonists experience in each novel with Marie and Kamala respectively?
Both Herman Hesse's Siddhartha' and Camus' The Outsider use the notion of love
The main themes in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe are the language – which is a sign of cultural differences - and the conflict between the Ibo people’s culture, traditions, what they are used to and the changes that are taking place.
Through language, Achebe illustrates that Africa is no
Jamaica Kincaid’s Main Female Protagonists, Their Personalities and Relationships in Novels Lucy and Annie John
Every person’s character is created and formed in background the person grows up in, and is influenced by everything that surrounds him or her, like friends, teachers, television an
Ⅰ. American Mainstream
The main content of American culture is the emphasize on individuals' value, the pursue of democracy and freedom, the promotion of deploitation and competition and the need of realistic and practicality. Its core is individualism: self first, personal need first, pursue of
In the following essay, Markley, an assistant professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, explains how the fact that Dickens' novel was originally published serially had a profound effect on the creation of the story's plot and characters. Markley also discusses the novel as representativ
American Romanticism start right after the revolutionary war, before the war most of the writing was non-fiction, and mostly about the British. To be able to enjoy this type of writing you need to be able to suspend your disbeliefs.
Often in Romanticism the characters are not well de
Emerson, Thoreau, Twain: Transcendentalist Writers
Transcendentalists are believed to go above and beyond and be independent. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau both stress that transcendentalism is all about individualism. According to Emerson, the main idea of transcendentalism is