Essay Sample: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

One major motif that takes place in the novel, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman is ‘Facing one’s Twin or Double.’ It all begins when Charles ‘Fat Charlie’ Nancy visits Florida for his father’s funeral. While there a friend of his father’s, Mrs. Higgler, tells Fat Charlie he has a brother…

Essay Sample: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was written by Mark Twain and originally published in 1884 during a time when slavery was prominent in the United States. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story regarding the friendship between the two main characters, Huck and Jim. Huck is a young white…

Essay Sample: Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is a novel that centres on the life of a young boy, Phillip Pirrip, who lives with his abusive sister and her husband, his kind brother in law and his journey and the trials and tribulations throughout his life. Throughout the novel we meet many characters who have…

Essay Example: The Craft of Research

Wayne C. Booth was a George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He was a famous critic of literature and of literary critics. He wrote the influential books, The Rhetoric of Fiction in 1961 and The Company We Keep in…

Essay Example: Daddy – Sylvia Plath

Everybody has, had, or is going to have someone die in their life, but it’s the worst thing in the world. Just like I am close to my grandmother, I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have her in my life. Would I survive? Is the question I…

Essay Example: The innocent by Ian McEwan

A young English man by the name of Leonard Marnham, an employee of the Post Office, is assigned to a British-American surveillance team in Cold War Berlin. They were tunnelling underground to tap the Russian telephone lines to Moscow. This of course had to be kept a secret for as…

Essay Example: The Beautiful and Damned – Fitzgerald

Whilst This Side of Paradise gave us an insight into Fitzgerald’s early development, his following novel, The Beautiful and Damned, explores the uncertainties that the author faced concerning his future as a writer alongside his commitments to his new wife, Zelda. For Amory concludes in This Side of Paradise that…

Essay Example: “The False Moon” by Shirley Golden

Isn’t life in general just a lot of choices pieced together? Every choice we make can have an influence on our lives later on. Especially when growing up it can be difficult to know if you’re making the right decisions and know in what direction you should go and what…

Essay Example: The Other Side of Silence

The Other Side of Silence voices some dark truths about the history of the Partition of the Punjab Province and reveals some striking facts, kept in a shroud of silence. It highlights how men were convinced that though they could protect themselves, women were somehow incapable of doing so. To…