A masterpiece of Old English literature, Beowulf's funeral is influenced by the interaction between an old Pagan culture and a new Christian influence that is prominent in 8th century Germanic burials
Considered one of the first Gothic novels, if not THE first, Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto is a classic from eighteenth century England. Here you will find information on the author and his infamous novel.
Orwell has been criticized for his misogynistic portrayal of women in 1984. However, a careful look at how the female characters impact the male characters, in particular Winston, and the Party suggests that they have great importance in the plot, leading to a different interpretation.
Learn about Shakespeare's use of the oxymoron in his works. From Romeo and Juliet, to Hamlet, to Macbeth and more, The Bard used a lot of oxymora!
A debate for the ages about the world's greatest writer.
There are many characteristics of John Donne poetry, which have been discussed in detail in this hub. If you want to know about characteristics of John Donne poetry, then read this hub.
This essay will analyze the poems "The Chimney Sweeper" and "London" through their form, message and comparison to other works by William Blake.
Even as a child, Jane Eyre defied the conventional standards that governed how people of her age, gender, and social status should behave. The stifling forces that Jane faces as a child shape her identity as a woman later in the novel.
This novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, written by Jean Rhys, is a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's 1847 famous novel, Jane Eyre. I had read Charlotte Bronte's novel many years ago, but just recently got around to reading Jean Rhys' postcolonial parallel novel...
Faustus and Mephistopheles What is reality and from whose reference point does it exist? Philosophers and men of all ages have struggled with what appears to be reality, and what has proven to be so. Many times people see the world, themselves, and...