The four types of criticism for writers and what they mean. Why authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King would fail without negative feedback.
A review of the anonymous epic poem written between 700 and 1000 AD
This is the finale of the 5-part series exploring Charlotte Brontë's use of abnormal psychology. "Villette" is a novel of intense emotion, portrayed accurately by Brontë. Best read in order.
This is the second in a two-part series examining Frodo, Aragorn, and Gandalf as Christ figures. In this installment, the characters are examined as prophet, priest, and king.
A review of the collection of tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age
A review of the 14th century narrative chivalric romantic poem
Exploring the themes of a one-act comedy about a pair of mayflies who discover they have only one day to live.
A theoretical approach to Carroll's eccentric novel.
The theme of alienation has become increasingly popular in modern fiction, but tackling the subject can pose challenges to the writer.
Liberty and tyranny are themes that show up in some of America's most popular recent stories, from books, TV, and movies. Here I look at a list of fictional works featuring this theme.