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Analysis of Life of Pi

Analysis of Life of Pi

The baseline of the novel revolves around the narrator, who is also the author, that relates captivating stories of his stay in India. The novelist describes the ordeal that arose during his attempt to avoid the failure of his second publication, which could subsequently lead to the loss of the third novel. He had been […]

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Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century

Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century

Carl Jensen in his work Stories that Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century demonstrates the power and importance of a journalists’ pen. In particular, the improvement of the socio-economic and political life in the 21st century is considered to be facilitated by the work of journalists. The group of people was called muckrakers and […]

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The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story by Shaw

The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy’s Own Story by Shaw

Introduction The frequency of criminal activities in the world has been influenced by aspects that are covered by different criminological theories. Such factors as peer pressure and psychological backgrounds influence the manner in which criminals are involved in different criminal activities. The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy’s Own Story by Shaw (1966) is a book that […]

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Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan is a national bestseller and one of the most catching novels from his collection. I was attracted to this book by the author’s style of writing, since he captivates the reader into the story by describing details such that one feels like they are part of the […]

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Charlotte's Web Book Review

Charlotte’s Web Book Review

Charlotte’s Web (1952) is a children’s novel by E.B. White. The book is deservedly considered one of the most important novels of the American children’s literature. The novel has a layered narrative and raises themes often avoided in children’s literature, thus, it is valued among children and parents, educators and literary critics. A simple story […]

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn depicts a terrifying and dark story that keeps the audience in suspense from the beginning until the last pages of the book. It is a story about the nature of identity and fictional mind, the story that confuses the reader to such a point that it becomes difficult to distinguish […]

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Hiroshima Analysis

Hiroshima Analysis

John Hersey’s novel Hiroshima is a masterpiece that depicts the life after the bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima during Second World War. It tells a story of six people who survived and dealt with the consequences of the horrifying event and through whose eyes the readers see the life of the post-bombing Japan. […]

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Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

Introduction Marriage can be considered fundamental to the growth of an ever-advancing civilization. It plays a significant role in building a healthy society. Unfortunately, the rate of successful marriages in the modern world is very low. According to the statistics of American Psychological Association (2015), from 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the […]

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The Concept of Guilt and Shame in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

The Concept of Guilt and Shame in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

The literature of all historical periods has paid much attention to the analysis of human feelings and emotions as they often have a huge influence on people’s decisions and behavior. All classical writers are obviously good psychologists. They have a perfect understanding of human nature. However, ancient Greek authors seem to be much closer to […]

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The Human Nature in H.G. Wells’ Novel The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Human Nature in H.G. Wells’ Novel The Island of Doctor Moreau

The question about the true nature of human beings has always been a popular theme in the literature of all epochs. Writers and poets have thoroughly studied this question and explored different interpretations in various novels, stories, poems and other works. One of the most interesting and multidimensional analyses of these issues can be found […]

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“The Grand Inquisitor” by F. Dostoyevsky

“The Grand Inquisitor” by F. Dostoyevsky

The novel The Brothers Karamazov by F. Dostoevsky is an original and innovative literary work. The central ideas of the novel are concentrated in the fifth chapter “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor”, which is devoted to the questions of religion, Christ, and human who is an object of religious knowledge. The basic issue of […]

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Maisie Dobbs. Critical Analysis

Maisie Dobbs. Critical Analysis

Introduction The novel Maisie Dobbs was written by Jacqueline Winspear, and it tells the story of a young woman named Maisie Dobbs, as she lived during pre- and post-war time. It depicts the events and the lives of people that lived during the First World War. The author of the novel, Jacqueline Winspear, was born […]

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book Review

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Introduction Many of the non-fictional books depicting the life of people in the developing countries describe the problems they have to face while living on the outskirts of the civilization. Unsanitary conditions, poverty, and the lack of drinking water – such living situation can hardly be called pleasant. The governments of such countries are trying […]

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Ultimate Safari

Ultimate Safari

Political instability in any country is detrimental to the peaceful coexistence of the people of that country. Mozambique went through the untold devastation during the time of civil war in 1988. In this period, the Communist Frelimo government of Mozambique was constantly at loggerheads with the guerilla forces of the National Resistance Movement. As a […]

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The Black Ghetto as a dominant element of James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”

The Black Ghetto as a dominant element of James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”

In James Baldwin’s short story called “Sonny’s Blues,” through different tastes in music, lifestyles, occupations and life philosophies, the narrator and his younger brother Sonny represent the two opposite parts of the African-American community in the 1950s, before the Civil Rights Movement had any significant achievements in the social life. Thus, while the protagonist may […]

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Report on With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Report on With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa is a book written in memory of World War II by a United States Marine, professor and writer Eugene Sledge in 1981. It is based on Eugene’s notes that he wrote in a small, pocket-sized Bible during the battle in the Pacific. This book is considered to […]

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“A Conversation with My Father” by Grace Paley

“A Conversation with My Father” by Grace Paley

Introduction “A Conversation with My Father” is a short story that depicts the dialog between a father and a daughter. The author of the literary piece Grace Paley connects one story with another, raising an important topic. Thus, the writer shows the topical theme of misunderstanding and disagreement between parents and their children, specifically the […]

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The Effects of Colonization in the Wretched of the Earth

The Effects of Colonization in the Wretched of the Earth

The term colonization means establishing and maintaining a colony in a region, which can occur irrespective of whether the indigenous people exist on the territory or not. One of the most common characteristics associated with colonization is the oppression of people and the exploitation of resources that could otherwise be used for the benefit of […]

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Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes Book Review

Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes Book Review

The book Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes minutely describes the process of growth from adolescence to young adulthood. The authors enlighten the readers as to external and internal influences that have a tendency to affect people’s future. With this they emphasize their message to the readers that adolescents’ early experience is […]

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American Literature; the United States, by C. K. Williams

American Literature; the United States, by C. K. Williams

Question: What message does the poet want to deliver and how does he use poetic devices to achieve that? Analysis of the poem Literal meaning of the poem The poem begins with a description of the United States’ is rusting and decomposing hulk that floats throughout Ikea and Philadelphia. Besides, the narrator talks about the […]

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The Symbol of the Magic Theatre in the Novel Steppenwolf

The Symbol of the Magic Theatre in the Novel Steppenwolf

The novel Steppenwolf is philosophical and sophisticated. Thus, so as to better understand the variety of meanings that it hides, it is necessary to explore the layers of its symbolism. Hereby, the image of the Magic Theatre, which is one of the most crucial symbols in the composition of the novel, enables the readers to […]

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Book Review: Your Roadmap for Success by John C. Maxwell

Book Review: Your Roadmap for Success by John C. Maxwell

1. What Are 7 Signs of a Great Attitude? To understand what to have a great attitude means, one has to take example from the positive people. They say that the glass is half full instead of half empty. However, there is an opinion that “positive people share seven qualities” that are described below (Maxwell […]

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The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors

In his psychological novels, especially The Ambassadors, Henry James examines the uncomfortable and even painful life realities that people go through. Showing the sad reality and going against such popular ideas, like psychological realism and Romantic idealism, became very popular among participants of modernism. Through the principal character, named Lambert Strether, the author portrays the […]

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The Testing

The Testing

I am not one of the fans of dystopian theme, but after The Hunger Games, I try to keep myself updated with all the significant literary works on the topic. The Testing, the first book of Joelle Charbonneau’s trilogy, which is largely a derivative of everything that has already come in this genre, still offers some […]

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Sexual Desire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Means of Revealing Imperfections of the Victorian Society

Sexual Desire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Means of Revealing Imperfections of the Victorian Society

Considered the classics of horror genre, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a very powerful novel. Apart from Hollywood-like special effects of vampires’ transformations and their terrifying encounters with human beings, the work presents a number of other important issues. For instance, the theme of sexuality and sexual desire is thoroughly presented in the novel. Reasonably, one […]

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Book Analysis of Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Book Analysis of Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country is a book that was written by Alan Paton, a South African writer. The novel describes the relationship between two fathers, Stephen Kumalo, John Kumalo, James Jarvisand , and their children, and the conflict between different races that live in their country (Paton 8). The author writes about the problems of […]

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The Fall of the Igbo Society in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

The Fall of the Igbo Society in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Introduction In Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1959), there are many different internal and external aspects that lead to the destruction of the African society. Some internal aspects that cause the decay of the Ibo African society are Okonkwo’s personality, the marginalization of women, and the struggle between traditions and changes. Some external things that […]

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Are May Day and Miss Lonelyhearts Visions of a Meaningless World?

Are May Day and Miss Lonelyhearts Visions of a Meaningless World?

There are always two aspects of reality. The first one is the objective aspect that consists of the external events and processes. The second is the subjective aspect that refers to people’s perception of these events. These two aspects can be both correlated and uncorrelated. If the subjective perception of reality is negative, people will […]

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The Book of the City of Ladies

The Book of the City of Ladies

Christine de Pizan’s novel, “The Book of the City of Ladies” serves as a defense against the general perceptions of women, which the society considers depraved. Through the assistance of Lady Rectitude, Lady Justice and Lady Reason, Christine builds an allegorical city using stories of women whom their lives disprove the universal misconceptions about females. […]

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The Practical Book Review of the Petersen Text

The Practical Book Review of the Petersen Text

Introduction Why do not we listen better? Communicating and connecting in relationships by James Petersen is a book on interpersonal communication that seeks to enlighten the reader about the art of listening and its importance in communication. The book is generally a guideline to better listening skills given that it takes the reader through the concept […]

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Living Downstream

Living Downstream

Serious diseases like cancer have always been highly depressing phenomena for the ill and their families. The inability to find the cures that would be helpful for such a disease, or other similar to it, has become one of the first pushes to search for the deeper reasons underlying cancer development. With regard to Steingraber, […]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Poem Review

The Epic of Gilgamesh is an antique Mesopotamian epic poem, which tells the story of a king who is a man by one-third and god by two-thirds. In the analyzed poem, males are the main characters. Though women are assigned small roles, they are still extremely important in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The female characters […]

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Literary Analysis of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Literary Analysis of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Short stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe portray people with mental illnesses. On the one hand, the stories touch upon the same topic and describe the state of mental disorder. On the other hand, the authors’ messages in the stories are different. While Edgar Allan […]

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“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Book Review

“Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid

Summary “Girl”, a short story by Jamaica Kincaid focuses on two characters that develop the plot of the whole narration. The central voice belongs to an unnamed mother. From the title of the story, the reader can assume that the girl referred to in this context is a woman’s daughter. There is no defined mother-to-daughter […]

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Rhetorical Analysis: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Rhetorical Analysis: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Being a renowned environmental journalist, food and the issues surrounding it has been the major Michael Pollan’s subject. In The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Pollan draws attention to the fact that nowadays supermarket’s isles are as much dangerous in terms of poisonous foods as woods in Prehistoric days were. Undoubtedly, in […]

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History of China in Chinese Literary Works

History of China in Chinese Literary Works

China is one of the most ancient countries of the world, and its history is reflected in the Asian literature. Both works Journey to the West and The Battle of Coxinga depict historical events, which took place in China at various times of its history. Thus, the author of Journey to the West describes the […]

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The New American Sport History

The New American Sport History

The book The New American Sports History: Recent Approaches and Perspectives by Pope explores diverse topics, such as the historical debate over black athletes’ superiority and eroticism of athletic activity. Further, it also elaborates sports in different societies, marketing of the marathon and gender differences. In addition, in the book, the attention is paid not […]

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