Literature

Romanticism: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Introduction The development of the forms of artistic expression by the end of the eighteenth century led to the emergence of such a movement as Romanticism. Its main peculiarity was connected to the change from the classical and neoclassical hopes and optimistic perceptions of the age of reason to the...

Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti: Poem Analysis

The plot of the poem Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti follows the story of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, who overhear the sounds of a goblin market. The poem relies on powerful imagery to highlight the journey of two women and their experiences and has an unusually long structure containing...

Justice in Glaspell’s “Trifles” and “A Jury of Her Peers”

The play Trifles by Susan Glaspell and the movie A Jury of Her Peers by Robert Florey, which is based on it, tell a story of a woman named Millie Wright, who killed her husband. The significance of these works is conveyed through the main theme they explore, justice for...

The Role of Myths: the Human Journey

Introduction Everyone in the contemporary world knows the word myth. Individuals hear it and learn about it from early childhood when parents tell them stories and educate them concerning various life situations. Once people grow up, they are also faced with myths quite often when getting acquainted with different types...

Sammy’s Attitude toward Women in A & P by J. Updike

Analyzing Sammy’s attitudes helps to reveal more about his character and behavior in the story. John Updike tactfully presents a lusty 19-year-old young man as a protagonist and has his act in a way that Updike refers to as “an act of feminist protest” (Porter 1156). The author describes how...

Sexuality and Gender in “Dracula” by Stalker

Introduction In the classic gothic horror novel, Dracula, the author, Bram Stalker, employs fluid gender roles to depict excessive and repressed sexuality, thus becoming subject to various interpretations. The gender roles are explored through character development, both male and female. During the Victorian era when the novel was written, the...