Literacy Essay Examples

1066 the Year of the Conquest

The book written by David Howarth which was entitled 1066 the Year of the Conquest is basically a depiction and re-telling of the history (in Howarth’s points of view) and drama of England from the time King Edward died. The theme also ended on the coronation of King William VII during Christmas day. The book… View Article

British Literature

 “Prithee, go in thyself. Seek thine own ease./ This tempest will not give me : leave to ponder/ On things would hurt me more. But I’ll go in. -/ In, boy; go first.- You houseless poverty -Nay, get thee in. I’ll pray, and then I’ll sleep. [Fool exits] Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are,/ That… View Article

Literature in the Trash

Society has almost forgotten how to appreciate literature. These are the themes of both Mario Vargas Llosa’s essay entitled, Why Literature, and Bob Swift’s On Reading Trash. Both writers believe that people nowadays are not delving into books because of misconceptions regarding reading. However, they have written their ideas using very different and contradictory approaches…. View Article

Engaging Students In Learning Process

Abstract Technology plays a great role in education. Students get motivated when technology based education is given in the classroom. WebQuests involve inquiry-based learning in which students are encouraged to learn in group. The present paper provides information about the use of WebQuest as an educational technology. Various aspects of WebQuests are covered in this… View Article

“Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff

In “Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff, we see three characters who apparently appear to be close friends but then as the story moves they lose their patience with each other. In the story, the reader notices how the cold temperatures started to create an impact on each of the characters. It brings out… View Article

The Impacts Of Cartoons On Child Literacy

Child literacy is one of the main priorities of both federal and private organizations around the world.  Literacy among children holistically involved the ability to use language for communication and interaction with other people.  Communication may be in the form of reading and/or writing.  Such capability in every individual is important for daily social living,… View Article

A Cultural Criticism Of Kite Runner by Khaled Hoesseini

How high could a kite fly?: a cultural criticism of Kite Runner by Khaled Hoesseini             There is a saying that cultural contacts sometimes bring the worst of two cultures. It could be true but it also an illusion because of unchanging thinking on the relationship between people.  And culture is all about relationship of… View Article

Literary Analysis

Task 2.1: An analysis of ”Shooting an Elephant”, by George Orwell. This non-fiction essay is a report of George himself shooting an elephant. He is a sub-divisional police officer of the town Moulmein in lower Burma. It is here he experiences a kill of an elephant. And it is not just a kill, he kills… View Article

The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant

Heartbroken. John, short for John-Paul, was smart, attractive, hardworking, and good-natured, but against all the laws of nature, he always found himself in a series of break-ups and constant heartaches. Women did not just seem to ‘click’ with him. They often though that John was ‘too perfect’ and wondered whether they were being conned or… View Article

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

Introduction: True love goes on multiplying, passion diminishes with time, The waiting time in love, makes it   sublime! –Love is a bird with colorful wings, in the heart ever caged, It moves with tantalizing speed to make one a bard. –If it were that easy to bear the pangs of love, Thousands of fireflies’ wouldn’t… View Article

The Search for Purpose and Meaning

S. Eliot’s “Journey of the Magi” is about self-introspection and of having to abandon old beliefs if only to be liberated, Franz Kafka’s “Hunger Artist” is about the search for satisfaction in a state of inadequacy and in a world where people appreciate you for what you do for one moment and forget about you… View Article

The Tempest versus Angels in America

As Angels in America focuses on complications in the lives of homosexual characters, Kushner brings a large amount of politics in to the mix. Similarly, Shakespeare also included a tone of politics in The Tempest. Indicative of falsehoods, both Kushner and Shakespeare weave levels of illusions into the lives of their characters. Kushner’s characters a… View Article

A Comparison of Four Literary Works

Great writing does not necessarily make a great work of literature. More often than not, there has to be something special about a writer’s work of art. This could be also considered their trademarks, signatures that had set them on canonical status. Shakespeare has his soliloquies, Hawthorne attacks the Puritans, Hemmingway uses symbols, Borges possesses… View Article

“Who Moved My Cheese” by Johnson/Spencer M.D.

Overview of the book and how it relates to Management: The book by Spencer Johnson which is a story on Mice and Men is related to management through the concept of change management which is considered as a survival kit for the modern world. The book actually begins with the discussion among friends in high… View Article