Novels Essay Topics

Dickens novels

Hard Times was one of Dickens’ novels that focuses mainly on the education system and industrialisation. Dickens was furious about the changes in industrialisation throughout the Victorian period and this motivated him enormously to write the novel. Industrialisation meant that working conditions were poor and it had a massive impact on the way schools were… View Article

Dickens’s other novels

This passage shows how Joe is willing to inconvenience himself, and make himself look stupid, to protect what he has with Pip. The fact that the hat will never stay where Joe puts it highlights the precariousness of the relationship, and shows that try as he might, there are other forces, namely Pip’s expectations, working… View Article

A central issue in Victorian novels

Discuss the role and expectations of women in Middlemarch In Middlemarch Eliot demonstrates what she believes is an incongruity in Victorian society. She uses a range of female characters as both good and bad examples as to their fulfilment of differing expectations, and the roles they play in their interaction with others. The role that… View Article

Controversial novels

Argued to be one of Hardy’s most controversial novels, published in 1891 during an era when the underprivileged classes of society, were submissive to superstitious beliefs in particular those such as luck spiritual beings and ultimately fate which were the foundations of lower class civilisation, Tess of the D’Urbervilles presents a story of Fate toying… View Article

Why Men Like Porn and Women Like Romance Novels

Gender differences and their implications have fascinated anthropologists and psychologists and frustrated those in relationships for decades. However, as more and more research becomes available on these differences, people can begin to understand them. One huge area of difference involves sexuality and arousal. For instance, research indicates that men are aroused by visual pornography while… View Article

Hubris in Time of the Hero and Thing Fall Apart

In the novels The Time Of The Hero (TTOTH) by Mario Vargas Llosa and Things Fall Apart (TFA) by Chinua Achebe, both writers focus on the idea of hubris and the excessive pride of powerful characters. In fact both the Jaguar (TTOTH) and Okonkwo (TFA) are characters, which represents this idea of Hubris, as they’ve… View Article

The Harry Potter Novels: A Controversial Issue

If accusations of promoting witchcraft and being in league with demonic forces sound like seventeenth century fare, it is because that is where such accusations belong. And yet such claims have been levied against “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling since the first of her wildly popular books came to the attention of some more… View Article

Night Train at Deoli

‘The Night Train at Deoli’ by Ruskin Bond is a story of juvenilely extravagant passion exhibiting unbridled obligation of the protagonist endowed with great sensitivity. Love is an emotion interlaced with a web of perplexing components that is very difficult to unravel. Infatuation lacks depth of love, and it is based on appearance and selfish… View Article