The Age Of Reason And Decay

Rousseau’s ideology of education and nature laid the basic ground work for many of the Gothic novels that saturated the English society from the 1764 to 1830. From The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe to the book which was able to forge a bridge of thought that was able to span the chasm … Read more

McTeague a novel by Frank Norris

McTeague, a novel written at the turn of the century by Frank Norris, is a classic example of naturalist writing. This novel is written with the harsh realities that were this time period. There are many themes that occur in naturalism. Some of them that appear in this novel are greed, lust, strife, as well … Read more

Analysis on the novel “The Hours”

1) The Hours, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, is more than a biographical movie about Virginia Woolf. How can you discribe the importance and co- relation between the three female main characters: Virginia, Laura Brown and Clarissa Vaughan? The novel is essentially about women. Women from different periods, of different ages, and … Read more

The novel A Clockwork Orange

The new American edition of the novel A Clockwork Orange features a final chapter that was omitted from the original American edition against the author’s preference. Anthony Burgess, the novel’s author, provided for the new edition an introduction to explain not only the significance of the twenty-first chapter but also the purpose of the entire … Read more

Fight Club – Analysis

You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. What happens first is you cant sleep. What happens then is theres a gun in your mouth. And what … Read more

Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby

In Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby he introduced Jay Gatsby, a man of extreme wealth who lives his life in pursuit of one dream: having Daisy Buchanan as his own. There are many rumors surrounding this man, and his character and actions are questions by many people. Regardless of all the gossip and speculation, Gatsby … Read more

After the Bomb, written by Gloria Miklowitz

After the Bomb, written by Gloria Miklowitz, is a thrilling novel that takes place before, during, and after a bomb, which supposedly was sent from Russia by accident. The disastrous happening alters all of Los Angeles and surrounding cities. Philip Singer, a teenager, is in a position as leader of the family. His brother, Matt, … Read more

Snow Falling On Cedars

I have to admit, when I first started reading this book, I had a problem with trying to stay awake: I found the writing dry. Then slowly as characters were introduced, a mystery started to unfold, and tension between neighbors rose, I could not put the novel down. Whether it was the vivid descriptions of … Read more

The Importance of Genre

Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term ‘genre’ to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When examining literature, using the term ‘genre’ … Read more

Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son

Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, consisted of various main and supporting character to deliver an effective array of personalities and expression. Each character’s actions defines their individual personalities and belief systems. The main character of Native Son, Bigger Thomas has personality traits spanning various aspect of human nature including actions motivated by fear, quick temper, … Read more

Exploring The Novel Sula By Toni Morrison

In the novel Sula, by Toni Morrison we follow the life of Sula Peace through out her childhood in the twenties until her death in 1941. The novel surrounds the black community in Medallion, specifically the bottom. By reading the story of Sulas life, and the life of the community in the bottom, Morrison shows … Read more

A Report on the novel 1984, by George Orwell

The Importance of 1984 1984 was a very important book.  First, it helped show where communism was headed, and helped create repulsion towards Communism.  Before this book (and Animal Farm) a lot of people thought Communism was a good thing.  The major mainstream generally neutral about it, but this book really opened up and showed … Read more