Literary Essay Examples

Gileadean regime

Explore the way in which Margaret Atwood presents Moira ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Refer closely to any literary and linguistic approaches where necessary. Within ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Atwood presents us with many characters that are emotionally weak; Janine, Offred and even the Commander residing in the higher echelons of society all possess a deprivation of spirit… View Article

George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s book 1984, is his nightmarish vision of the future in England. He has used many ways to grip the reader and make a vision in the reader’s mind of what is happening in the novel. In the novel ‘1984’, the author, George Orwell employs a range of different techniques such as similes and… View Article

Literary Commentary for Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts” is a romantic fantasy ballad written in 1817. The title states the adventures and journeys of a cursed sailor. The story is told by an omniscient narrator with the use of the iambic tetrameter and trimeter. Within the omniscient narrator there is another… View Article

Shawshank Redemption

The literary works such as novels, plays and short stories, have long inspired moviemakers to create films. Films based on these literary works usually draw more attention of the movie audiences or critics than the one not based on them. If a literary work is not well adapted into a film, a number of critics… View Article

Literary Analysis Paper from Feminist Perspective

You have, perhaps, never heard a discussion on symposium on the topic, “Men-their role in the society! ” The discussion is always about the role of women. Men perhaps have no role! Men as well can perform some of the roles normally done by women. For example, the best chefs are men! The never-ending glib… View Article

Analysis of Literary

The 1915 classic poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot is one of the most popular representations of English poetry, and is often anthologized in many literary collections. That it is called a ‘love song’ reveals it as a profession of affection by a man to his ladylove, evidenced by… View Article

A metaphor is a literary

A metaphor is a literary device that is used by writers as a descriptive alternative to the use of adjectives, similes or other methods to describe the nature of the object described. Metaphors describe an item as if it were another item, drawing parallels between the subject of the description and the object actually being… View Article

Literary Devices

Alliteration Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. AllusionA figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication. BildungsromanA type of novel concerned with education, development, and maturation of a… View Article

Literary Merit in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Although it is rather a subjective concept, “literary merit” essentially means the worth, quality, or excellence of a writing relative to other well-renowned literary masterpieces. In a Constitutional framework, the absence or presence of literary merit would determine the government’s limits to freedom of expression. To possess literary merit would mean that the work is… View Article

Literary Analysis for John Updike’s A&P

In John Updike’s A&P, a story of young man’s wasted effort on heroism is chronicled along with the fact that he has made a wrong decision on the situation. Sammy, a young teenager (assumed in the story), works as a cashier in A&P, a supermarket that caters to the different needs of consumers. One day,… View Article

Plagiarism literary

Post your response to the following: Axia College takes academic honesty seriously. Think for a moment about an author whose original work has been plagiarized by a student. Why would that author consider plagiarism to be such a grave offense? Plagiarism is a literary theft that is commonly done by some students. A scenario in… View Article

Literary Appeal

Who is Henry David Thoreau? Why is his name blundered all over books, journals and blogspots on the World Wide Web? To answer this question entails brief reconnaissance of how he treats his life and how his astounding philosophical views change the “outlook” of the American life back then and how his ideas influenced the… View Article

A Dual-Criticism Look at The Birthmark

Literature is many things: provoking, heartwarming, emotional, traumatic, poetic, maybe even life-changing. Literature can also be incredibly ambiguous. While literature can be “simply read”, when one takes a step back and looks at a piece through specific lenses, the work can take on an incredibly different, deeper meaning. Taking the lead of criticisms such as… View Article

The problem and its background

Introduction The youth, which by legal definition includes those who are 15 to 30 years old, comprises almost one-third of the country’s population (NYC, 1998). As such, the Filipino youth increasingly play an important and vital role in the development of the Philippine society. Their attitudes, values, mind-set, and priorities will determine the progress of… View Article