ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Five Must Read Modern English Meaningful Essays

Updated on July 29, 2019

The word essay is derived from a Latin word 'exagium', it also means 'to try' or 'to attempt'.So essays are a short and pithy piece of writing representing one’s side of the argument or one’s experiences, stories, etc.

In this article, I am going to tell you few must read essays written by renowned authors that will leave meaningful messages that cross your mind.

Without waiting any longer, let's get into it.


A great piece of work in english literature written by Bernard Shaw. This essay is one of my favourites that completely changed my perspective about doctors.

In this essay Shaw exposes the duplicity of doctors who refer themselves as men of science and criticizes the man in the street who considers doctors men of science as well. Shaw reveals that doctors have nothing to do with science. All they know is the art of giving medicines to the patients.

Furthermore he tells a story of his encounter with a doctor in the hospital.


This is kind of narrative essay. Walking on the moon is written by an astronomer David R. Scott who experienced his tour to the moon in Apollo-15 spaceship 'endeavour'.

He tells the whole story how they orbit around the moon for hours then landed on the surface. It took several hours settling Endeavour on the ground then how their lunar vehicle turned into a dwelling just after pushing a button.

David shares his experiences of floating in the moon's atmosphere without falling on the ground due to the gravity. 'There were no one but us' he sighs.


In this essay, the writer talks about computers and points out that man has been blessed with rational faculty. this faculty enables man to think, calculate and make choices. the computers also work on the same line.

We are often get surprised when we come to know that the computer has committed mistake. the computer prepares wrong bills of telephone and electricity, departmental stores sometimes. The bank supply us wrong statements of balance and types wrong addresses.

Lewis tells us that to err is human. This is all happen because of fingering, tampering or hitting the wrong keys. the computers make mistakes because they are operated by human beings.


As you can perceive what could be happened on that date. This short essay was written by a victim of nuclear bomb at Nagasaki Michaito Ichimaru who fortunately survived on this horrible day.

Ichimaru tells, It was a bright sunny day on 9 August 1945. As usual he was getting ready to go to the university but suddenly he heard the sound of two fighter jets. After few minutes, a powerful explosion happened.

The writer was a fortunate survivor of the attack. However, he too, was wounded on his shoulder. He saw a large number of heart rending scenes of destruction.

When after a couple of hours the writer went out, he saw people ''they looked like ghosts with vacant stares'' he writes. I cannot get rid of crying women. They were all crying for water and pain.

The write wishes not to see these scenes again in life. He prayed for eliminating all the weapons of mass destruction.


This essay is a beautiful piece of literary work written by D.H Lawrence. It is kind of descriptive essay.

Lawrence beautifully contrasts the beauties of spring with the destruction of winter. He says spring is the name of life and activity, while winter is the name of destruction and ruin.

The writer depicts the beauty of spring by employing powerful images through writing flames of sunshine, the glimmering of new creation, subtle new wind from heaven, threads of silver, silvery blissfulness.

On the other hand, he tells the destruction caused by winter as:

  • Heavy silence of frost
  • Bloody torn carcasses of birds
  • Death of overwhelming flood
  • Black tide

These essay are worth reading, undoubtedly. All were write by renowned authors in english literature. The main idea of all of these essays is magnificent.

Hope you guys rejoice while reading these essays as well as my humble work on this selection of modern english essays.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Arslan Yaris


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)