Novel Essay Topics

Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

Alida Slade has imagined for years that her scheme had been successful in removing Grace Ansley  from the scene and thus allowed her to get Delphin for herself, but discovers that her plan had backfired terribly. It turns out that her prank had such long lasting “effects” (in the person of Barbara).  For some time… View Article

“Bless Me, Ultima”: The Role of Parents

The novel “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya shows the complexity and changeability of human nature and destiny. The author reveals that in the process of maturation and development every person is being influenced by parents, friends and acquaintances. Anaya tells a story of a young boy Antonio who is troubled of uncertainty of his… View Article

The Novel of Wars by Timothy Findley

Introduction      The main characters of the novel “Wars” have been co-existent with the different animals all throughout the plot of the story. The Main character “Robert”, has been characterized by several animals in the story such as the Dog and the Horse. Through this particular novel that it has been shown that animals could… View Article

Kafka’s Metamorphosis in Context to His Era

     One of the major German writers was a Jewish, middle class resident of Prague, a man named Franz Kafka, who wrote disturbing, surreal tales. Writing in both short story and novel form, his work was published posthumously by a friend, Max Brod, who ignored his requests to burn his writings upon his death. Because… View Article

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison

Tony Morrison became the prominent American writer of the second half of the 20th century mainly because of her novel “The Bluest Eye” published in 1970. The novel is narrated by a young black girl, Claudia MacTeer and the reader realizes through her perception the atmosphere in the family of her friend Pecola Breedlove. The… View Article

Barn Burning by William Faulkner

The theme of Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” is the inner conflict a person feels between one’s innate moral beliefs and one’s loyalty to his or her family. This theme can be extended to any institution which encourages or demands actions of an individual that conflict with a person’s moral beliefs; for example the story could apply… View Article

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street was written by Sandra Cisneros. She presented the story from a child’s point of view in a storytelling approach. The book highlights a girl’s awakening and discovering of one’s own identity. The novel focuses particularly on a community of Mexican-Americans in a populated American city, trying to survive and to… View Article

English Literature

Any debate of the English novel through the Romantic era essentially begins and ends in inconsistency, particularly when one also thinks curricular, instructive and canonical matters as they are mirrored in undergraduate and graduate course assistance at colleges and universities. First, the main remarkably canonised era of mid-era, Jane Austen, is usually observed more as… View Article

Evil Hour in Columbia by Forrest Hylton

Forrest Hylton in his book Evil Hour in Columbia, describes the historical background of Columbia in the context of the re installation of Alvaro Uribe as the president. He emphasizes how the current government has a nexus with the drug cartel. How the current government uses systematic displacement, murder and terror to further the interest… View Article

The novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

The novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is a Generation X classic, so it makes sense that the film became one as well.  Starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt as the two sides of the same brain, director David Fincher takes a critical look at the rampant consumerist world that drains the humanity from its… View Article

“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith

In the novel “White Teeth” Zadie Smith depicts modern society, its values and traditions, hopes and everyday life. This novel is full of different symbols which help to unveil the message of the story and force readers to interpret events and behavior of the characters in a peculiar way. Archie Jones, the protagonist of the… View Article

The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre

Rosario Ferre is one of the most noted and famous Puerto Rican writers who have made their mark in the world of literature. Her books illustrate the political and social conditions of her native land. In this paper, we attempt to review and understand her book ‘The House on the Lagoon’ which is extremely famous… View Article

The Hours: Life and Mortality

     The novel revolved around three women— Virginia Woolf, Laura Brown, and Clarissa Vaughn, who were in essence living parallel lives as people tormented by the tediousness of domesticity, and the inability to reconcile their common need for freedom with the lives that they were leading.      Throughout the text, Michael Cunningham paints a vivid… View Article

The Joy Luck Club and Jane’s Chinese-American Heritage

In the novel, the Joy Luck Club, the book’s main narrator, Jane, grows significantly through the course of the novel particularly in regards to her Chinese heritage. She goes from being embarrassed as a child by the foreign ways of her mother and relatives to being proud of her heritage by the end of the… View Article

The Island of Dr. Moreau: An Analysis

This more than century-old science fiction novel by Herbert George Wells addressed the issue of human-animal crossbreeding, vivisection, human nature of brainwashing, acts of altering genes and combining species, hybridization, and Darwinism, having Doctor Moreau as the protagonist and antagonist rolled into one being the so-called mad doctor on the island of his own and… View Article

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans, written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826, is a tale filled with romance, action, and drama. Set in upstate New York, in an area bordering Canada, the novel takes place during the mid-eighteenth century at the peak of the French and Indian War. This war, spanning from 1754—1763, was the… View Article

James Fennimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans

In James Fennimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1992), we witnessed death, integrity, pride, love, violence and revenge portrayed through the struggle over a piece of land between the French and English in a war that took place sometime in 1757. Not only that, since the novel was written in the early 1990’s, when… View Article

The last days of dogtown by Anita Diamant

Introduction       The last days of dogtown is a novel written by Anita Diamant. The purpose of the novel is to express the level of morality of life in the American society during the 19th century. The author reveals life in the 19th century as sad but at the same time thoughtful. The last days… View Article

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Abstract The novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was a story of friends, family and culture includind history. The author’s thought was fully placed in this novel thus, providing a vivid scenario of the story. It can also be felt by the heart as Amir tried to bury his past but found himself going… View Article

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

Amy Tan is one of the best-known Asian American writers in the 20th century. Her stories of Chinese immigrants and the cultural ambiguity these immigrants have highlighted her stories. Ethnicity is a great deal in the second generation of Chinese immigrants since they are playing the games in following the American values, which is way… View Article

Maupassant’s Use of Setting in The Necklace

In the story The Necklace, Guy De Maupassant uses the settings to further heighten the dramatic effect of the change in the character of Mathilde Loisel. At the various stages of Mathilde’s character’s transformation, the setting complements to reflect her actions and emotions. At the start of the story, Mathilde is depicted as having accepted… View Article

The necklace by Guy de Maupassant

The necklace by Guy de Maupassant depicts the greediness and arrogance of people. The realities of this world that sometimes we overlook and we often deny. The insatiable need of humans, the great love of material things, possessions and fame. For these people believed that the basis of the acceptance of the society is about… View Article

The Prosecutors by Gary Delsohn

The Prosecutors by Gary Delsohn, depicts American justice at its best and worst, It reveals the secrets of the current legal system with information that are more awful and realistic than any small screen show or any thriller. The Prosecutors gives an insight into the real-life lawful dramas that are seen daily in our courtrooms…. View Article

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff, is about the lives of several pilots and astronauts who were involved in tests and experiments conducted by the United States after the Cold War. These experiments were in line with the space race between the United States and the then Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. These pilots were… View Article

The Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Analysis

Thomas Hardy, a writer of nineteenth century society, has created an everlasting impact on its readers through his most profound and lively characters with varied dimensions in personality. He gave his characters a touch of realism with an in-depth intensity to misunderstand their real nature and their real intentions in life. They are always finding… View Article

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy is one of the best known writers of the Victorian Age for the naturalism of his novels. In Hardy’s world, the natural and social environments press upon the individual, and affect him with their full force. The Return of the Native is one of his most illustrative books for this point. In fact,… View Article

The Relationship of Susan and Foe

John Maxwell Coetzee’s 1986 novel Foe is directly based on another novel, Robinson Crusoe. The author recreated Crusoe and infused his re-imagined work with a more in depth story telling about the woman protagonist, Susan Barton. Here, Ms. Barton becomes the main character as the plot revolves around her and her story. She struggles to… View Article

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

Life can be cruel.  In most cases, it squeezes the hell out of us.  Nevertheless, the challenge is to come out unscathed.  But do we always achieve this?  And if so, what do we get out of every excruciating pain we have to endure?             The road to recovery has so many twists and turns. … View Article

The Victorian Upward Mobility as Viewed by Three Novels

Victorian refers to the things and events that had developed during the period where Queen Victoria was the ruler of the British Empire. This era had been the prelude of  modern Europe. This is the time were people began to feel the need for urbanization. The people tend to move to the cities. They leaved… View Article

“The Servant” by James C. Hunter

“The Servant” by James C. Hunter had made a profound impact on the business world. This insightful masterpiece is even incorporated in business leadership trainings. The story teaches that in order for one to lead, one must first serve. And through service, a businessman learns the importance of humility in effective leadership. The story is… View Article