Literature Essay Topics

To Sir With Love

‘To Sir With Love’ is written by E. R. Braithwaite and includes some key themes throughout the novel. Racism, values, and relationships are some themes that are explored with the use of Braithwaite’s relationship with his class. He explores the relationships not only with the individual class members but with the class as a whole…. View Article

A View from the Bridge – Plot Summary

The main character in the story is Eddie Carbone, an Italian American longshoreman, who lives with his wife, Beatrice and his orphaned niece, Catherine. They live in an insular, self-ruled neighborhood known as a polis. As the play begins, Eddie is protective and kind toward Catherine, although his feelings grow into something more than avuncular… View Article

The literature concerning

The literature concerning welfare rights movement at least in the 1960s can be characterized by the growing cry to bring radical positive changes in the welfare system of the United States. For these scholars, the current welfare system of the United States is producing a new form of inequality despite the resources that it is… View Article

Literature history

Wales is one of the most attractive tourism centres in the United Kingdom. The lush green countryside, the hills and the meadows, peaceful towns and neighbourhoods, more over the Welsh language are the important attracting features of this region. The Welsh language quite distinguished from the English language is very intriguing for the tourists. They… View Article

Italy embraces Welsh Literature

The Italians have fallen for Welsh literature, if the trend of publication (18 books in 9 years with more to follow) has anything to go by. However, it’s not exactly a sudden connoisseurship that this country, an inveterate contributor of Arts and literature, is bent on to prove. It has more to do with the… View Article

Western Literature

1. What is the Western Literature all about? Western Literature is literature which is written or composed in languages which are identified as Indo-European. The history of Western Literature encompasses a range of works in many languages from epic poetry to non-linear novels, as well as drama and works of non-fiction While it is difficult,… View Article

Emma by Jane Austen

The selected passage from the eighth chapter is a part of the dialogue between Emma and Mr. Knightly, based on Harriet and Mr. Robert Martin’s match making issue, which is strongly condemned by Emma on the basis of difference of social and intellectual status between Harriet and Mr. Martin but Mr. Knightly supports Mr. Martin… View Article

Emma by Jane Austen

The comic novel “Emma” by Jane Austen tells about smooth and roughs of a young lady Emma who is intelligent, but has nothing to do. Actually, the author ironically shows how Emma is trying to change her position in life. Nevertheless, the novel differs fro others Austen’s writings as Emma is financially independent and, therefore,… View Article

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, and My Name is Asher Lev

In this brief paper, I will probe into three common literary elements governing the development of the three protagonists from three novels: namely, Emma from Emma by Jane Austen,1 Huck from The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain,2 and Asher from My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. 3 Although written against the… View Article

Society, Lives and Authors

Three different authors, three different books and three different characters and yet the critics they have received, the praises and accomplishments they achieved and the social issues they face, respectively, are the same. Gustave Flaubert, Kate Chopin and Thomas Hardy who are authors of “Madame Bovary”, “The Awakening” and “The Return of the Native” respectively,… View Article

A Rose for Emily

It is understandable that the older Falkner was influenced by the history of his family and the region in which they lived . Mississippi marked his sense of humor, his sense of the tragic position of blacks and whites , his keen characterization of usual Southern characters and his timeless themes , one of them… View Article

Emile Bronte and Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is one of the most influential novels of 19th century; even though a dark and powerful novel the deeper aspects of life and strong emotions form the pillar of the novel. The novel is intricately weaved with strong emotion, powerful imagery and the conflict of possession. It reveals the most complex love story… View Article

Huckleberry Finn

In the protagonist Huckleberry Finn as he is depicted by Mark Twain, Emerson’s idea of the American scholar is epitomized. The following essay will present the points of Mark Twain as an American scholar through the character Huckleberry Finn; it is through Huckleberry Finn that Emerson’s ideas of nature, books and action become realized and… View Article

Reader Response of Monkey’s Paw

The short story which is going to be analyzed in this paper is Monkey’s Paw. It is a horror short story by William Wymark Jacobs. He is an English author of short stories and novels. The story itself is divided into three parts and will be determine the constituent and supplementary events of it. The… View Article

The Father-Son Relationship

In family life, there is often a lack of communication between parents and their children. Although parental love is always present, children often misunderstand or are unaware of their parent’s love for them, especially the father’s love. Fathers often try to keep their strong figure as the head of the households and their love is… View Article

Song of Solomon

There are some characters in literature that begin like a seed, small and simple in certain context, but they grow with insight and understanding into a completely new being. Often times, this development of the protagonist is seen as the most crucial element in the progression of the text. This growth is the central purpose… View Article

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Mordicai Gerstein was born November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles. He attended the Chouinard Institute of Art before moving to New York City where he lived and worked for twenty-five years making animated films for television. He tells on his official website, that he never thought to be something else but a painter, when he… View Article

Of Mice and Men

In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, the characters felt considerable loneliness, even around other people. They feel left out, ignored, and even invisible with no one to talk concerning his own thoughts. Although a person is surrounded by others, feelings of loneliness can occur. For instance, in “Of Mice and Men”… View Article

Harrison Bergeron

In the short story, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut the literary device, symbolism, develops the central idea. The central idea being, the government’s oppression and how it affects people. It is easy to rise from oppression, but people are too afraid to stand up. Harrison’s hindrance is that the government does not allow anyone to… View Article

Moment of Truth

The crowd was deafening. A few drunken chants, a boo here and there was all I could make out over my asthma-like pants. I didn’t blame them though. For two rounds I’ve been dodging, shifting, and shoving myself around the ring. I didn’t stand still, I couldn’t stand still. I wasn’t going to win this… View Article

The Devil and Tom Walker: Mood to Theme

In Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the imagery creates a dark and disturbing mood which shows the theme of how greed will make some people do whatever it takes to get what they desire. The language or words used to describe things such as settings, a character, or an event can help create… View Article

Animal Farm Dialectic Journal

Directions:Find the quote in the novel, put it into context, add the page number from your book and then respond insightfully. Chapter 1 “And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.” Chapter 2 “Their most faithful disciples… View Article

My Antonia and Huckleberry Finn

Characters from various books that may or may not have anything to do with one another can be similar and different in many ways. Huckleberry Finn from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and Antonia Shimerda from My Antonia by Willa Cather are similar in a variety of ways, however they have important… View Article


In the book Outliers author Malcolm Greenwell talks about a variety of topics that deal with how success is obtained by individuals who are blessed to have many different opportunities. They range from a school designed for students to excel, to being financially wealthy, or even being in the right place at the right time…. View Article

Oppression and Dehumanization in George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell uses his novel 1984 to convey that human beings, as a species, are extremely susceptible to dehumanization and oppression in society. Orwell demonstrates how a government’s manipulation of technology, language, media, and history can oppress and degrade its citizens. In 1984 the political manipulation of technology oppresses the people of Oceania and leads… View Article

Response to Shooting an Elephant

George Orwell, one of the most famous English authors, was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India, in 1903. His father was a colonial official for the British and his mother’s family also had colonial ties. In 1922, Orwell worked as a British imperial policeman in Burma for five years but he finally returned to… View Article

The Norton Introduction to Literature

“My Papa’s Waltz” was written by Theodore Roethke in XXXX. Many critics believe that “My Papa’s Waltz” lacks the strength of Roethke’s later works like “The Lost Son” and “The North American Sequence. ” However, this particular poem is one of Roethke’s most well loved, read, and discussed pieces of poetry. The narrator’s ambiguous recounting… View Article

Symbolism of the Novel Mice of Men

In this short Novel Of Mice and Men, author John Steinbeck uses symbolism to demonstrate the hardships that people had to deal with during the Depression. Rabbits represent Lennie’s dreams and the impossibility of it being fulfilled. Rabbits are a fraught symbol: we know Lennie is excited about them because they’ll be furry and lovely… View Article

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In the novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the author, Ken Kesey, chose a patient suffering from schizophrenia to narrate the story that is based on Kesey’s own experiences. The first-person narrative of a patient, Chief Bromden, makes the asylum setting ordinary, and encourages the reader to invest in the personalities of its inhabitants… View Article

The Stolen Party

In the short story “The Stolen Party,” Lillian Heker uses theme to state the division of society, an infinitely delicate balance, the slightest change might shatter. The scene starts out with Rosaura and her mother, Herminia, waiting for Senora Ines as asked. Rosaura explains to her mother that the reason they are waiting is for… View Article