Introduction Beowulf is considered one of the most important work in English literature both for its antiquity and its magnificence. It consists of 3182 lines in alliteration. The language is Old English and the book might be the only work existing in such an ancient form of the language. The
Analysis of ‘I’m the King of the Castle’, by Susan HillAnalysis of ‘I’m the King of the Castle’, by Susan Hill
Susan Hill has brought the sinister side of children in the novel I am the King of the Castle. It was first published in 1970 and one French film was made with an almost similar theme. Other than this it has not been made into a stage show as it
Analysis of ‘Aspects of the Novel’, by E. M. ForsterAnalysis of ‘Aspects of the Novel’, by E. M. Forster
E. M. Forster who lived for almost a hundred years was an academician and a successful novelist. Few of his novels like A Passage To India, A Room With A View, Howard’s End were made into films. As an academician and a successful novelist, he was invited to give lectures
Analysis of ‘A Call To Conscience’, by Martin Luther King Jr.Analysis of ‘A Call To Conscience’, by Martin Luther King Jr.
A Call To Conscience is the compilation of speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15th 1929 with an elder sister and younger brother. He studied Sociology and then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. As youngster he was sceptical about
Things Fall Apart is an English novel written by a Nigerian, Chinua Achebe. It was published in the year 1958 and it was one of the first English novels from an African. It is considered as a modern novel and has brought critical acclaim from all corners of the world.
Analysis of 'The Sorrow Of War' by Bảo Ninh Analysis of 'The Sorrow Of War' by Bảo Ninh - Many war stories especially the Vietnam War stories have been written but The Sorrow Of War stands apart for many reasons. Most of the stories gave an American perspective to the
Analysis of ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, by Gabriel García MárquezAnalysis of ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, by Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel Gracia Marquez’s “One Hundred years of solitude” is one of his earliest novels published in the year 1967. It is written in Spanish and has been translated into thirty seven languages. Though he set off to become a lawyer he ended up becoming a writer and his first novel
Riverhead Books published the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in the year 2003. This was the first novel by Hosseini and the plot revolves around an Afghan national who leaves Afghanistan and revisits his country after many years. Human relationships, politics, discrimination are all interwoven into this novel.
Analysis of ‘Brave New World’, by Aldous Huxley (chapter-wise)Analysis of ‘Brave New World’, by Aldous Huxley (chapter-wise)
Chapter 1: • Description – conditioning center • Bokanovsky’s Process • Podsnap’s Technique • Decanting Process • Introduction – Lenina Chapter 2: • Experiment – Infants • Hypnopedia • Conditioning of social hierarchy (colors they wear, work done) Chapter 3: • Description of the game centrifugal bumble puppy • First
Frigid Zone Frigid Zone – The earth’s surface is divided into five zones, namely, the South Frigid Zone, the North Frigid Zone, the South Temperate Zone, the North Temperate Zone, and the Torrid Zone. Different kinds of climates are experienced in different regions across the world due to the various
About the Author Aldous Huxley was born in England on July 26, 1894 to a family that was well known in literary and scientific circles. Aldous Huxley’s grandfather was an associate of Charles Darwin and his mother was related to the poet, Matthew Arnold. When Aldous Huxley was a boy
Analysis of ‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’, by Anne MoodyAnalysis of ‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’, by Anne Moody
Author Background Anne Moody was born in 1940, smack in the middle of WWII. Her parents broke up when she was only about 5 or 6. Though she grew up in a household where her mother did not encourage any questions about segregation or civil rights, from her school days,
Analysis of ‘Crazy Horse Electric Game’, by Chris CrutcherAnalysis of ‘Crazy Horse Electric Game’, by Chris Crutcher
Author background Chris Crutcher is a writer of young adult fiction who tackles the themes of physical disability and loss of identity. Most of his heroes are young adults who excel in sports but through an accident lose their physical prowess. Their role in life changes suddenly changes and they
Author Background Olive Ann Burns was born in Georgia. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she worked on the staff of Atlanta Journal, authoring an advice column “Ask Amy” which was very popular among readers. It was the discovery that she has cancer that spurred her to write
Author Background Leslie Marmon Silko is America’s leading Native American writer. Though she was of a mixed White American and Native Indian ancestry, she identified herself with the Laguna heritage. She grew up in a house at the edge of the Laguna Pueblo reservation. As her parents had jobs in
Analysis of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, by Louis de BernieresAnalysis of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, by Louis de Bernieres
Author Background Louis de Bernieres is a British novelist who shot to fame with his fourth book namely, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. It won several awards and was later made into a film that was much talked about. While many saw it as a simple war-time romance, local people and those
Author background Henry Roth was born in what is now called Ukraine but moved to the US in 1908. Much of his early life was spent in the Jewish ghettos of New York. Call it Sleep was published in 1934 when it received mixed reviews. For the next sixty years,
Analysis of ‘Blue Highways’, by William Least Heat-MoonAnalysis of ‘Blue Highways’, by William Least Heat-Moon
Author Background This author, also called William Lewis Trogdon, was part Native American and part Euro-American in lineage. This book chronicles a 13,000 mile long journey the author undertook in 1978 when struck by personal tragedy; his wife left him and he lost his job on the same day. The
Rudolfo Anaya was born in New Mexico into a large family. The family moved towns several times. Like Antonio, the protagonist of Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo was influenced by strong pagan and Catholic beliefs. The real life swimming accident which left him temporarily paralyzed is reflected in the death of
Author Background Charles Dickens spent a tortured childhood with his spendthrift father ruining the family finances and moving the entire family to the debtors’ prison. When Dickens was only twelve, his mother sent him out to work in a blacking factory. This episode left an indelible mark on his mind.