Sleep—the excess or lack of it—is a common thread in many nineteenth century novels. This article examines this theme in three different Victorian novels.
This article explores how Tess’s animal comparisons function throughout the novel, especially in terms of how these comparisons aid Thomas Hardy’s commentary on societal and religious laws versus the laws of nature.
Supernatural ghosts and other paranormal entities are scattered throughout Jane Eyre. In a novel that is otherwise realistic, these elements of the supernatural are quite strange. This article explores the reasons behind these supernatural appearances.
Through racist, exclusionary, and oppressive systems, differences in health and safety throughout the United States and the world are inherently unjust. These injustices are amplified through urban issues, especially through segregation.
Magical technology plays a key role in Exit West, written by Mohsin Hamid. Often mirroring the role of cell phones, magical doors pop up throughout the world and transport people from one place to another. This article analyzes the use of these doors in the novel.
Gone Girl utilizes many classic gothic tropes throughout the novel. Read more to find out why these tropes are important!
Africa has a long and complicated LGBTQ+ history. Read on to learn more about how Africa came to be where it is today.
African novelists Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Tsitsi Dangarembga have expressed the struggle and frustration that comes with living in post-colonial Africa through their literature.This article explores their works' portrayal of the effects of colonialism on societies through education.
This paper examines homoeroticism as a Gothic trope in Frankenstein.
This article analyzes two marriages that occur in Winkfield's Female American, and how they function as a site of power for white male Europeans.
This article will compare John Donne's Holy Sonnet 14 (Batter My Heart) and John Milton's Sonnet 18 (On the Late Massacher in Piedmont) in terms of sonnet conventions, structure, form, themes, and effectivity.
This article explores the differences in family structures and values between Little Women and Huckleberry Finn, especially in how the two novels reflect on family structures in the late 19th century.
This article explores a unique reading of Moby Dick and through it argues that Melville creates sympathy for the animal and condemns the brutality of man.
This article will explore how Nathaniel Hawthorne uses Hester Prynne in the Scarlet Letter to promote an early version of feminism specifically regarding single motherhood.
Jane's constant objectification throughout Jane Eyre is hugely important to her character development and the novel itself.
Most scholars agree that Mary Shelley drew great inspiration from the Jewish Golem in her creation of Frankenstein's monster. This article compares the two stories in terms of how religion affected the differences between the two.
This article explores the scene in Jane Eyre in which Mr. Rochester cross dresses as a gypsy.
The Old Burial Ground, located in Cambridge, MA, holds within its headstones a rich history of society, religion, and views concerning death from the 17th through 19th centuries.
Anne Bronte employs the use of physiognomy throughout Agnes Grey in order to further character development.
This article compares the portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island and in Treasure Planet, exploring his character as both a father figure and a villain.
What exactly was the meaning of Lewis Carroll's poem "The Jabberwocky," and why did he include it in Alice in Wonderland? Read to find out!
When closely analyzed, many characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland exhibit mental illnesses. Was this a conscious decision? If so, why did Carroll do this? Continue reading to find out!
Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is one of the most famous pieces of Holocaust literature. The story focuses on more than just the Holocaust, however - it is also centered around Wiesel's father.
Was Alice in Wonderland one of your favorite childhood stories? Read on to learn more about Carroll's use of animals throughout the book!
Whether you're a visiting vegan or a veggie-loving local looking to find some new, vegan-friendly restaurants in the Boston area, look no further! Here are six of my favorite vegan spots in Boston.
So you want to visit Israel? Here are the "must-see" sites that will make you fall in love with the country!