Literature Essay Topics

The Yellow Wallpaper

Throughout the study of literature, it is believed that most works cannot be fully understood without a biographical strategy. In order to understand a work, the reader must understand the author’s life and experiences to grasp the full concept of that work. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman uses symbolism, personification,… View Article

Wuthering Catherine and Thrushcross Catherine

People who inhabit Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are in many ways similar, primarily in that they are all torn by love. However, regardless of the people or the events taking place at Thrushcross Grange, it is always more reserved and far more tranquil than Wuthering Heights, which is overwhelmed by emotions and tumultuous events…. View Article

Critical Analysis: Their Eyes Were Watching God

In this love story written by Zora Neale Hurston, we find out that the main character, Janie saw her life as a great tree filled with many trials and tribulations. “Their eyes were watching God” was written from a woman’s point of view to tell the story of a woman desperately searching for true love… View Article

Studying Literature

Contrary to students within other provinces, those in Ontario should study only Canadian literature in grade twelve English courses. Although there are many existing writers in different cultures, it is important for Ontario students to first become familiar with Canadian literature before moving on. It is believed that students should focus on their Canadian culture… View Article

A Message to Garcia

A Message to Garcia is an award winning essay written in 1899. It serves as an inspiration to some as well as a lesson. In the essay President McKinley needed to have a message delivered to Garcia in the jungles of Cuba, he trusted one man with this mission, Rowan. He gave Rowan clear instructions… View Article

Tom Brennan Analysis

The novel ‘The Story of Tom Brennan” is written by Australian author J. C. Burke. The book is written in a first person perspective of main character Tom Brennan, who is seventeen years old and it portrays the way he deals and adjusts with his new life after a major tragedy has struck. The novel… View Article

Courage and Bravery in Lord of the Flies

In amidst of the tragic events that occurs in the town of Maycomb, one positive theme that stand out throughout the whole time is courage. Its presence is observed by the narrator Scout from the characterisations of the central character Atticus, his influence on his children’s upbringing and other the members of the community that… View Article

An Analysis of The Story Of Tom Brennan

In “The Story Of Tom Brennan” written by J. C Burke in a story about destruction, guilt and shame through the story there are allot of up and downs after the crash the family is not the same and tom knows that it will never be the same the story uses destructive power to add some… View Article

Plato the Republic

Art has always been controversial in a society because of the many different ways the artist tends to express themselves. Plato, who helped lay the foundation for western culture, saw the problems in art over 2,000 years ago. Plato’s The Republic is a series of books that discusses the republic that Plato is trying to… View Article

Coming of Age

Around the world there are many themes that we find over and over in many cultures and from many periods in time. One of the reoccurring themes that everyone goes through in the lifetime is the theme of coming of age. This occurs when a young person goes through the transition from childhood to adulthood… View Article

The Crucible: a Literary Analysis

In 1692, Salem was populated by Puritans who believed in black-and-white lines between good and evil. The powers of darkness were real forces to them, which could wreak havoc and destruction on society if unleashed. The system of government was that God was the true leader of society, and he expressed his will through the… View Article

The Red Badge of Courage Analysis

In the novel, The Red Badge of Courage, a theme shows itself during a battle, in the civil war. It is the battle towards maturity and adulthood. A soldier by the name of Henry Fleming, also known as the youth, shows this theme. However this can be argued, especially about the last scenes in the… View Article

An Inspector Calls

The playwright of ‘An Inspector Calls’ John Boynton Priestly was alive between 1894 and 1984, in this time he served in the First World War where in 1916 he was badly injured. It wasn’t until the end of the Second World War in 1945 that he wrote ‘An Inspector Calls’; he chose to set the… View Article

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th 1929. He was a pastor, activist and the prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement and is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism. He is most famous for his speech called “I have a… View Article

English the Crucible

The definition of a crucible is a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. This applies to Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in the fact that the small town of Salem, Massachusetts is changed dramatically when a girl and her friends make accusations against people for practicing witchcraft…. View Article