A Critical Analysis of Hamlet’s Character

An Analysis of Hamlet as a Prince and an Avenger Hamlet and Othello are complex characters that have remained a subject of analysis for critics through generations. However, it is a difficult question to answer that which one of the two is more tragic. Othello has been made a cuckold, and Hamlet is bearing a … Read more

The Role Noises Play in The Tempest

What role have noises played in the tempest? Look at a few of the many passages in the play in which there is mention of noises, sound, or music. Focusing on one or two characters, discuss the role of noise in The Tempest. Shakespeare’s The Tempest is full of noises and sounds of all kinds. … Read more

Primary theme in Wuthering Heights

Is Wuthering Heights a novel about love? If so, what kind? If not, what is its primary theme? Wuthering Heights is not just a novel about love but also about hatred and revenge. It is a novel depicting intense feelings whether love or its contrary. Both the feelings of love and hatred are demonstrated strongly in the … Read more

Socrates’ Argument regarding Oracle’s claim

In the Apology, what is Socrates’ argument for holding that the Oracle of Delphi was right to say that there was no one wiser than Socrates? Why does Socrates interpret the Oracle’s answer as a command to live the philosophical life? Upon being asked by Socrates’ friend Chaerephon, the all-knowing Oracle of Delphi replies there is … Read more

The Man Who Lived Underground

The Man who lived Underground ( A summary and analysis of Richard Wright’s Story)   A fugitive from law discovers a second life in the underground sewers. He has been accused of murder and is running from an unfair society. Having decided to escape the law, he finds recluse inside the sewers. Richard Wright’s work presents how it feels … Read more

Forster’s A Passage to India – Mosque

A Passage to India Summary – Part 1 Mosque (Chapter 1 – 11) Forster’s “A Passage to India“ is a window to India and Indian culture at a time, the Asian subcontinent was reeling under British rule. The novel highlights several issues including the menace of imperialism that was destroying the cultural wealth of the British colonies. … Read more

Themes in the Epic of Gilgamesh

Important themes in the Epic of Gilgamesh   The Theme of Immortality and Everlasting life Immortality is an important theme in The Epic of Gilgamesh. While Gilgamesh is part God and part man, he is not immortal. He has some God like abilities but not their immortality. He is strong and fearless but the question of inevitability … Read more

What makes Jay Gatsby so special?

Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby is introduced in Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ as a very rich man. His real identity is a mystery for most. The protagonist of Fitzgerald’s novel is unique and has acquired enormous wealth. Gastby is charming, rich and romantic. His life is a dream for even the rich people in West Egg. People think he has come to West Egg to spoil like the other ones around. However, as the story progresses the reality turns out to be different. Gatsby is there to find his lost love. Under his rich avatar, Gatsby is a lover, trying to find his love back. Fitzgerald’s creation is concerned with two things mainly. First is Gatsby’s painful romance and the second is the moral decay of the era.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh : Gilgamesh’s transformation

The Transformation of Gilgamesh in The Epic of Gilgamesh Written in the form of a poem, Gilgamesh’s Epic is the oldest known piece of literature. It is not the story of a mythical hero like most other epics are. Its hero is a real figure from history, the ruler of Uruk, a Sumerian city, around … Read more

Gandhi’s Notion of Trusteeship in Adiga’s The White Tiger

Caste Based Differences in Adiga’s novel and Gandhi’s Notion of Trusteeship. (The White Tiger)   Adiga’s novel ‘The White Tiger’  highlights the caste based differences which are an inherent part of the Indian social set up. Gandhi’s ideals and his ideas are also discussed throughout the novel frequently.  Basically, the author explains how far the … Read more

Nick Carraway’s Character in The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway’s Character in The Great Gatsby   Nick Carraway’s role in The Great Gatsby is more than just that of a narrator. He is the narrator of the well orchestrated Gatsby Drama but also an active character. He participates  actively in its events and action.  A wise and cultured young gentleman, Nick is also conscientious. He lends company to the … Read more

Did Desdemona meet a fate undeserved?

A CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF DESDEMONA Othello is among the most tragic of Shakespeare’s dramas and so are its characters including the heroine Desdemona and her lover Othello, ‘The Moor’. Most characters in the novel meet an undeserved fate. Of all the deaths that happen in Othello, Desdemona’s is the most tragic and undeserved. She is a graceful beauty and loyal to her … Read more

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Summary

A summary of Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain is the story of a young imaginative and adventurous boy as the name of the novel suggests. Based mainly on the excitements of boyhood, the novel  deals with Tom and his friends’ adventures and misadventures. Tom, the protagonist lives … Read more

Hamlet: A Christian or a Pagan

 Hamlet a Christian or a Pagan? Hamlet is a tragic drama by Shakespeare and like Othello, it is full of all the tragic elements of betrayal, murder, revenge and malice. Hamlet is the central character in the drama, who is a prince. His uncle has killed Hamlet’s father to have his crown and his wife. Following his … Read more

The Yellow Wallpaper: Summary and Analysis

The Yellow Wallpaper: Painful Reflections of a Captive, Depressed Woman The Yellow Wallpaper may seem somewhat clumsy at the first reading but hits hard at social conventions. The richness of the narrative lies in the depth at which it touches the issue of oppression of the females. Through the trauma of a woman, who notes it … Read more

Big Two Hearted River: Nick’s Rejuvenation

Big Two Hearted River by Earnest Hemmingway: Nick’s Rejuvenation War is a terrible thing and leaves behind horrible marks. Nick returns from World War 1 to find Seney, Michigan ravaged by it. Without clearly referring to his ordeals in the war, Hemmingway presents a scene which indicates that the war has just been over. Nick seems … Read more

Heathcliff’s character from Wuthering Heights

The Character of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights  Wuthering Heights is a notable work by Emily Bronte. Despite being a tragic and dark novel, it is full of engaging characters. The central character in Wuthering Heights is Heathcliff, the orphan whom Catherine’s father brought from Liverpool.   Heathcliff is an innocent kid who has lived a difficult life … Read more

The Character of Othello in Shakespeare’s drama

A Character Analysis of Othello (Moor of Venice) ‘Othello’, one of the most tragic dramas written by Shakespeare has Othello the Moore as its protagonist. He is a courageous  general with several wins on the battlefield to his credit. He loves Desdemona deeply and holds strong influence in the political circles. However, future has some … Read more

Is Iago really a demi-devil?

The Character of Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello   The antagonist in Shakespeare’s Othello is a demi-devil; unequalled in malice, proficient at con and dexterous at manipulation. He is a master of deceit and a servant of the devil. As his name suggests, he has a large ego. Throughout the play, he troubles others using his vicious techniques. … Read more