Month: April 2021

Analysis of ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’, by Dai SijieAnalysis of ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’, by Dai Sijie

Author Background Dai Sijie was born in 1954 in Sichuan, China and when 17, was sent to a remote part of China for re-education during the Cultural Revolution spearheaded by Mao. His parents were well known professors in medicine. Millions of youngsters like Dai Sijie were sent to underdeveloped parts

Analysis of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, by Erich Maria RemarqueAnalysis of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, by Erich Maria Remarque

Author Background Erich Remarque was drafted into the German army in 1916 when he was eighteen. Germany was then fighting the First World War. He was wounded during the war. Later when the war was over, he decided to tell the public how dehumanizing war was. Shorn of all associations

Analysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. GainesAnalysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. Gaines

Analysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. Gaines: Author background Ernest J. Gaines was born into the fifth generation of a sharecropper family. Though born several generations after the abolition of slavery, he grew up in highly deprived conditions. His initial education came in a church when a