Frankenstein is often considered a horror story due to its representation in film, yet the novel written by Mary Shelley is more tragic than horrific, and filled with philosophic, cultural, and religious...
On Sunday, May 22, 2011, late in the afternoon a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri. An elderly grandfather returns to the site where he and his family once lived.
John Stuart Mill steps outside his usual habit of analysis, politics and economics to find a solution to his sudden apathy and depression. In so doing he rediscovers his life’s passion ultimately through the medium of poetry – something his...
A revenge tragedy is a kind of tragedy wherein the main theme is revenge. In English literature, the revenge tragedy was derived from the tragedies of the Roman dramatist, Seneca. It was Thomas Kyd, w
This hub explores salient features of the Age of Chaucer. It shows you what events occurred during the age of Chaucer and how they impacted the personality of Chaucer.
Procrastination or delay plays an important role in Hamlet. It was all due to procrastination of Hamlet that he could not kill Claudius while he was praying. Procrastination hinders Hamlet's actions.
The works of William Shakespeare are regarded the world over for their unique insight into the human condition. Although on the surface, Shakespeare’s writings frequently appear to uphold the Elizabethan status quo, for example making the...
An analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer's poem, 'Truth' - a homiletic ballade intended by Chaucer as a source of advice and guidance for the reader.
This hub explores various themes in Hamlet. Though, there are many themes in Hamlet, yet I have selected only those themes of Hamlet, which bear more significance in contrast to others.
A consideration of the Carrara Charles Dickens wrote about in his book 'Pictures from Italy', and the Carrara I visited in July 2017; how much has it changed, and would Dickens approve?