Novel Essay Topics

Mary Shelley’s classic novel

The second narrator we come to is Victor, who is also the central character in the novel. To begin with, Victor is adored by almost everyone: his parents; his siblings; the servants (Justine) and his teachers. For example, he makes this quote about his parents: “I was their plaything, their idol, and something better-their child…… View Article

The Reader’s Response To The Novel

Written by Mary Shelley in 1816, Frankenstein is a novel that conveys several messages and themes. It was written at a time of social and political upheaval: the incredible advances in science and movements in art and culture were changing the way people lived dramatically. For example, the use of electricity, the French Revolution and… View Article

The novel by Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men’, the novel by Steinbeck, frequently dramatises the constant action of back-to-back scenes. Consequently, the novel shares a strong sense of time, which is a formal element of most movies. Steinbeck’s novel is not targeted at a selective audience in view of its vernacular dialogue and informal touch. Also considering the fast-paced… View Article

Analysis of a Key Passage in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The chosen passage is an extract from Gabriel Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. This passage was chosen because it is the final pages of the story that describe the great tragedy of the town of Macondo. At this point, the novel seems to become clear and everything that happens in between is justified…. View Article

Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

How does Fusako and Ryuji’s first encounter foreshadow the dynamics of their future relationship? In Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, first encounters between characters are fundamental in developing their relationship dynamic. When Fusako Kuroda and Noboru are led onto the ship Rakuyo, Ryuji-its second officer in command-is appointed… View Article

‘The comfort of Stranger’ by Ian McEwan

The passage from ‘The comfort of Stranger’ by Ian McEwan is a narrative passage which humorously anecdotes about a na�ve young brother, Robert, and his teenage sisters, Eva and Maria. The na�ve young brother can be compared with the immature sisters who were wearing their mother’s clothes and cosmetics while they were alone in the… View Article

Niccolo Ammaniti’s novel ‘I’m not scared’

Topic two: “The character and morality of Michele are underestimated by the adults of Aqua Traverse.” Niccolo Ammaniti’s novel ‘I’m not scared’ is based on fear that is within the characters of Aqua Traverse. Fear can cause people to respond in an irresponsible manner and forget about morality. Throughout this novel, the adults of Aqua… View Article

How is Crooks Depicted in Of Mice and Men?

We see that Crooks falls into the lower, working class category. We know this because the people on the ranch look down on him because he is black and hasn’t got as many rights as the white men in the working class. We think that Steinbeck tries to show that it he is in the… View Article

Mice & Men

In chapter 3, the setting, the bunkhouse can be seen to symbolise that people only see what is obvious to them. Steinbeck shows this through symbolism in the bunkhouse. ‘Although there was evening brightness showing through the windows of the bunkhouse, inside it was dusk… Instantly the table was brilliant with light, and the cone… View Article

The Monkey’s Paw

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is one of W. W Jacobs’s most famous short stories. In ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, Jacobs uses many different types of tone, language, and many other devices that create a really good mystery story. At the beginning of the story, the language is calm for the inside of the house, ‘the blinds were… View Article

The remainder of the novel

How does the preparation for the river journey at the start of Heart of Darkness prepare the reader for the themes, imagery and narrative technique of the remainder of the novel? The tone at the start of the novel is grim and sets the scene for the rest of the narrative. This is shown when… View Article

The Withered Arm and Sweat

When the village men Walter Thomas and Joe Clarke were gossiping about Delia and Sykes on pages 42-43, their conversation was sympathetic towards Delia. The men discussed that “Hot or col, rain or shine… Delia carries ’em an’ fetches ’em on Sat’day. She better if she wanter eat… Sykes Jones ain’t wuth de shot an’… View Article

“A Thing of Beauty” by Charles Kray

“A Thing of Beauty” by Charles Kray is a very interesting story about how a Nazi soldier interrogates nuns at a convent. This is a particularly interesting topic because it is unusual and it explores the different outcomes of the situation. It was very surprising that the colonel did not kill Sister Benedicte even though… View Article

“Age of Iron” by J.M. Coetzee

The extract from the prose “Age of Iron” written by J.M. Coetzee is about the depiction of different generations conflicting with one another. This extract is set up as an old wise woman a one-way conversation during the 1990’s. This extract illustrates the young boy being forced in listening to the old wise woman’s opinion… View Article

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood once wrote “Does feminist mean a large unpleasant person who’ll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings. To me it’s the latter, so I sign up.” This clearly shows that Atwood believes that feminism is not about depicting a woman as a strong and macho character but a real… View Article