Answers to questions of 12 test
Q&A 15 pages (4440 words)

Reading Questions 12-1: Petrarch, Letter to Livy 1. Why did Petrarch admire Livy? Petrarch views Livy as a hard-working, perfect role model, as he claims that Livy wrote “one hundred and forty-two books on Roman affairs. With what fervor, with what unflagging zeal must though…

“Half a Day” by Naguib Mahfouz literature analysis
Essay 3 pages (876 words)

“Half a Day” by Naguib Mahfouz is an allegorical short story that reflects the journey of life and the speed in which it begins and ends. It also gives representation to stages and changes that occur within a person during their time on Earth. “Half…

The tale of Lenny Seth childhood in the city of Lahore
Essay 6 pages (1530 words)

As the protagonist and narrator of the novel, Lenny Seth tells the tale of her childhood in the city of Lahore. She is a five years old girl in the beginning of the novel and eight years old in the end of the novel. She…

Book summary Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Book Summary 5 pages (1262 words)

Jasper Jones written by Craig Silvey is a coming of age, mystery novel set in an Australian rural town in the 1960s. It explores the events surrounding the grim disappearances of Laura Wishart in the small town of Corrigan, a place filled with undercurrents of…

Analysis of “The Bass the River and Sheila Mant”
Book Review 4 pages (954 words)

“The Bass the River and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell, is an initiation story in which the symbols of fishing and Sheila Mant illustrate how the character of the narrator transforms from youth and innocence to sophistication and maturity. At age fourteen, it is…

Analysis of the Sacrificial Egg by Chinua Achebe
Rhetorical Analysis 2 pages (535 words)

In “The Sacrificial Egg”, the author, Chinua Achebe “presents the conflict between an African civilization called Igbo and Westernization, specifically European. ” (Joaquin, 2003) The protagonist, whose name is Julius Obi, is a product of European and African culture– he is a Western educated Igbo.…

The Glass Castle Quotes
Essay 5 pages (1207 words)

“I never believed in Santa Claus. None of us kids did. Mom and Dad refused to let us. They couldn’t afford expensive presents and they didn’t want us to think we weren’t as good as other kids who, on Christmas morning, found all sorts of…

Literary Analysis Popular Mechanics By Raymond Carver
Essay 3 pages (744 words)

The short story “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver is a very compelling literature piece on family breakdown. The short story, told as a narration by a third person divulges the dialogue and the actions between a couple and their tussle over a baby. The theme…

Cultural Conflicts in Dead Men’s Path
Analytical Essay 3 pages (806 words)

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist acclaimed for his unsentimental depictions of the social and psychological disorientation accompanying the imposition of Western customs and values upon traditional African society. (Encyclopedia Britannica). Achebe’s novels focus on the traditional African values during and after the colonial era.…

Character Analysis of Loureen from the Play “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage
Essay 5 pages (1488 words)

The play opens with a scene highlighting the abuse Loureen, a housewife in her early thirties, experiences throughout the duration of her marriage as we come to realize during her conversation with her best friend and neighbor, Florence, as the play progresses. Loureen is the…

Vampires Never Die by del Toro and Hogan
Assignment 3 pages (861 words)

In the essay, “Vampires Never Die”, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the authors assert that our fascination with vampires is linked to spirituality; tracing back to the historical, literary, and scientific roots of vampirism. According to del Toro and Hogan, vampires have been…

African American Literature: America’s Future — Race
Essay 5 pages (1307 words)

The postmodern writers, Ishmael Reed, Octavia Butler and Ernest Gaines offered their views about how they imagined the future of America in terms of race. This paper will present their distinct perspectives on the future of race in America and will analyze whether their premonition…

Free Explication of The Poem Magic of Love by Helen Ferris Literature Review
Book Review 4 pages (1160 words)

Introduction The poem “Magic of love” by Helen Farries is a simple and plain poem whose theme is love. The poem comprises of four stanzas each bearing four lines. The following is an explication of the poem. Elaboration of the poem In the first stanza,…

The Battle of the Ants by Henry David Thoreau: Literary Analysis and Criticism
Process Analysis Essay 5 pages (1497 words)

Introduction People are indeed not created equal. They all have different faces, personalities, abilities, beliefs, principles, and cultures among others. With that being said, Henry David Thoreau’s literary piece The Battle of the Ants, found at the twelfth chapter of Walden, is a great example…

Puritanism in American Literature
Essay 4 pages (1105 words)

The Puritans had a large influence in American literature and still influence moral judgment and religious beliefs in the United States to this day. Puritan writing was used to glorify God and to relate God more directly to our world. Puritan literature was commonly a…

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