John Milton’s Paradise Lost has long been heralded by literary critics as one of the most influential works written in the early modern era. The poem brings out the story of the Fall of Man by injecting a sample of what Satan’s role truly...
Originally compiled in the thirteenth century but taking place hundreds of years before, Laxdael Saga is the generational account of several families that were among the first inhabitants of Iceland.
How Biblical texts, narratives, parables, and aphorisms have influenced Western literature from around 400 AD to the present
I've always been fascinated with the origins of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, along with their original versions and their historical contexts. So this will be a study of a few of these select works, with artwork on the side by me! I hope you...
Considered one of Christina Rossetti's masterpieces, 'Goblin Market' has provided literature buffs with plenty of material for analysis. This two-part essay identifies the poem's major themes in light of Rossetti's faith and life experiences.
Three great but no so well-known American and British 19th century authors, two female and well known in their time; Mary Sewell and Fanny Fern, plus George Burgess a Phrenologist in Bristol.
Summary and analysis of The Other Paris by Mavis Gallant
Aldous Huxley's Ape and Essence parallels humanity to a tribe of baboons who worship Satan because they don't have the sense to know better.
Were Romeo and Juliet and Catherine and Heathcliff really star-crossed lovers? Or were they in doomed relationships from the beginning?
In order to understand Quentin’s death, one must first be familiarized with his life. His mother Caroline is a hypochondriac, and father Jason an alcoholic. This combined with a mentally challenged brother, a cynical brother, and a sister seems to rebel against all of his expected codes is the...