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Essay: Shakespeare’s A Dream in Hanoi

Sample Essay No doubt William Shakespeare is the most renowned playwright ever as far as English Literature is concerned but many wonder as to why only he was preferred to reconcile with a nation they were at war with and why not any other playwright or author such as Eugene O'Neill or Tennese Williams. Also there was an inference that Shakespeare is American. (more…)

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Essay: Study of character of Wade Whitehouse

Sample Essay ‘Reciprocal determinism is Bandura’s term to explain the interaction between the Person (P), the Situation (S), and the Behaviors (B).  One’s beliefs about the world, and about themselves will influence their behavior and the environments they place themselves in.  Feedback from the environment and behaviors will confirm or disconfirm one’s beliefs.’ (more…)

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Essay on What is better: comfort or excitement?

Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence. Nicholas Sparks describes life as “much like a song, in the beginning, there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it is in the middle where all emotions reside to make the whole thing worthwhile.” In the fast track of life some people are in constant search of tranquility, this restrains them to see some tiny and vital details of the colorful picture of life. Unlike most of us there are people who take these opportunities and savor these moments, they are less likely to be persistent, in achieving the comfort of the world. (more…)

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Importance of marriage and Social Status in Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is a great English novel, written by the most influential female English novelist, Jane Austen. Anyone familiar with her writing styles knows that one of the most prominent themes of her novel is marriage and social status. The theme of conjugal importance always lingers in all of her novels, and in Emma to anyone can easily capture Jane’s inclination towards marriage and the social status. It would not be unjustified to conclude that marriage and social status play a key role in the development of the plot of her novels. Being herself a woman, she was quite familiar with the importance of a conjugal bond for women. (more…)

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Essay: The fantasy story of Alice in Wonderland

The fantasy story gives an account of unusual happenings of the life of Alice. She starts by following a rabbit into a hall in which she becomes big, small and later to her normal size only to find herself in the midst of animals, with whom she has to learn how to communicate to. Just as in the poem, the creativity of the storyteller is seen as he tries to change the size of Alice to attract the audience. (more…)

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Essay: Candide is the protagonist of the story

He does not allow anything to put him down and seems to have answers to everything that happens in life. He attributes his misfortune to the fact that evil is necessary in life and everything will eventually work for the best. He also gives endless philosophies about life even when his opinion is not needed. (more…)

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Essay: Pride and Prejudice

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen highlights the fact that the human nature is inborn and through socialization in the society, one may acquire good or bad character traits. This means that human nature can be changed to suit the situation and bad habits can be eliminated so as to become respectable in the society. She uses Darcy and Elizabeth to demonstrate two characteristics of human nature; pride and prejudice. Elizabeth has the natural ability to examine situations in a reasonable manner before passing her judgement. However, the subjectivity of human nature is shown when her mother cultivates bad thoughts in her about Darcy, "...he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and conceited that there was no enduring him!"(p.10). (more…)

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Essay: Voltaire and Austen’s way of writing

Voltaire and Jane Austen have similar writing styles; they both seek to expose the composition of the human being in terms of character. They however accomplish this through two different approaches. Voltaire does this by giving the characters in Candide symbolic names which reflect who they are and what they believe in. (more…)

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