The Masque of the Red Death and Symbols free essay sample

Examines short story’s symbols of death, related to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalist world view. The purpose of this research is to examine symbolism in The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe in connection with transcendentalism as articulated by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The plan of the research...

Things Fall Apart ( Chinua Achebe ) free essay sample

Critical analysis of novel’s form, historical accuracy, narrative method and symbolism of protagonist. The era of European imperialism brought together the cultures of Europe with those of many regions considered backward and in need of guidance, and countries like Britain imposed their political, social, and sometimes moral views on...

Chivalry free essay sample

The author reviews the meaning of “Chivalry” in the novel, “The Crystal Cave,” and the film, ” First Knight.” (more…)...

Kurt Vonnegut's Bluebeard free essay sample

Critical review of this novel satirizing modern society, modern art, urban life and materialism. Kurt Vonnegut, in his novel Bluebeard, examines the world of American painting (and American culture and society at large, if not the entire world and almost everything in it, past and present) and finds it...

Princess of Wales – The Book free essay sample

This paper analyzes Kristine Brennan’s book, Diana, Princess of Wales. This paper uses the book Diana, Princess of Wales to describe the life and love story of Diana. It provides a description of her childhood, her early days as a new young princess and the later years through her...

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales free essay sample

This paper shows how Hawthorne’s writings serve as a social commentary on the inherent dangers in blind acceptance of religious teachings. An examination of three of Hawthorne’s works: Young Goodman Brown, The Birthmark and Ethan Brand . This paper shows that in all three, the author wishes to comment...

Villains free essay sample

This paper describes satanic characters in literature. This essay looks at evil and its corrupting forces in literature, citing Milton’s Paradise Lost and Shakespeare’s “Othello”. It goes on to discuss the motives of Gandhi and those in the anti-slavery movements, attempting to explain why good will ultimately prevail. From...

Unnatural Production free essay sample

An analysis of two literary works – “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson – illustrating the theme of unnatural production. This paper focuses on how the novels “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson...

Victorian Children's Literature free essay sample

This paper discusses various children’s stories from the Victorian period and shows how these stories were used to illustrate Victorian ideals and values that they wished to instill in their children. This research paper examines children’s books from the second half of the nineteenth century. It examines the overt...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner free essay sample

A narrative analysis of the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This paper discusses the style of the poem, as well as its intended audience and meaning. Examples from the text are given. “Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem that on one level appears...