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Literature

Analysis of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor

A Good Man is Hard to Find is one of the best-known short stories by the Georgia writer Flannery O’Connor, first issued in 1953. O’Connor was a staunch Catholic, and like most of her narratives, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” struggles with questions of good and evil. Moreover,...

“Trifles” by Glaspell and “A Doll’s House” by Ibsen

The patriarchal society of the 19th and early 20th centuries was characterized by quite an arrogant and humiliating attitude towards women, who were condemned to their eternal roles of mothers, wives, and housekeepers. Two plays depicting the blossom of androcentrism, “ Trifles” by Susan Glaspell and “A Doll’s House” by...

Nature in Wagamese’s Novel Indian Horse

Beyond the surface implications of literature as a teaching tool, stories can sometimes uncover several attributes about the author and his background. Wagamese’s novel uniquely explores nature and presents some of the pertinent aspects of societies. The author states that “all of us have an intuitive connection to the planet,”...

The Use of Dramatic Tension in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Admittedly, modern society has a significant issue with the lack of direct human contact between people, as online lives have their full attention. The play Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl depicts a gruesome reality that people can find themselves in due to their disconnectedness from direct interactions with...

“Macbeth” by Shakespeare: Visions and Hallucinations

In the tragic story of Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, the development of the main character and the change to evil were accompanied by a series of visions. These hallucinations were essential for the narrative, and they started with the dagger, which he saw before murdering King Duncan (Shakespeare 139). In...

“The Gift of the Magi” by Henry

Henry’s “The gift of the magi” has several significant symbols such as a comb, a golden watch, and Della’s hair. Jim sells his watch to make a nice present for his beloved woman and gives away the most valuable thing he has. In this story, the watch symbolizes Jim’s connection...

An Analysis of Two Chapters From the Second Sex

Introduction Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex outlines her idea of woman as Other, an object at males’ disposal, the role allocated to women in a patriarchal society. In the second volume of the book, the author describes the conventional experiences of women and shows how their submissive position...

Dual Nature of Man-Made Monsters in Dr. Moreau’s Island

The concept of the monstrous has been known throughout the history of culture. Modern cultural and artistic tradition leads to the fact that mental experiences when meeting with the Other, monstrous, reflect a feeling of horror of greatness and power in front of a once mysterious and unknown object of...