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A Comparison of Themes in The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin and Maus by Art Spiegelman
Essay 2: Lens Essay While the book The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin and the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman are two different stories separated by time, they share two common themes. These themes of art and trauma appear many times throughout both works of fiction. Grushin and Spiegelman compliment each othe...
A Comparison between the Heroic Traits of Loyalty, Bravery, and Super-Human Strength of Beowulf and Gilgamesh
It is quite noticeable that Beowulf and Gilgamesh have many traits in common. Both of these fierce warriors take charge and eliminate the fears that lurk within the lands of innocent people. Yet one of these heroes stands out more than the other, and after comparing Beowulf and Gilgamesh's loyalty, bravery, and super-human...
The Detrimental Effects of War in Society
Within seconds all is destroyed: buildings, people, animals, but nature still thrives in every way. Survivors try to run away but start to die from disease within a day. Rubble is blown away by the lonely wind, and animals run astray. The sun beams down with sorrow and pity at the dark, destroyed, and dead city. This is...
A Comparison of God's Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane and Our Strike by Frederick Cooper
In 1947 a railroad strike took place between 1948 in French West Africa. This strike has been seen in a variety of literature. Two prominent pieces of literature that has been written about this railroad strike is God’s Bits of Wood written by Sembene Ousmane and “Our Strike” written by Frederick Cooper. One of these pieces...
The Obstacles of Growing Up in House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The World can be a Hostile Place Growing up, you learn that the world can be a hostile place. In House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a girl has to go through the obstacles of growing up, not knowing what challenges are. She learns what growing up is all about and how it’s not always a good thing. In A Separate Peace...
Darkness and Light in The Phantom of the Opera and Cupit and Psyche
Unmasked and Masked Darkness and Light In both these similar stories, The Phantom of the Opera and Cupid and Psyche, show both a side of darkness and light. The characters of these books all have either a darkness, light, or neutral side to them. Sometimes masked up or sometimes shown completely. In Phantom of the Opera,...
Women's Pivotal Roles as Representatives of Guidance and Power as Portrayed in Ancient Literatures
Gender Normative Female Roles and Power in Ancient Text In ancient texts, women have pivotal roles as representatives of power. In texts such as The Epic of Gilgamesh and Iphigeneia at Aulis, women are portrayed as guides and powerful deities that have the ability to sway situations in their favor. Supernatural and precogn...
The Differences between the Interaction of Higher Beings and Humans in Homer's The Odyssey, Emerson's Nature, and Christianity
Literature has contributed many ideas to a power above us that controls life on earth. We as humans so desperately want to understand the world and how it works that there have been many false realities constructed. We value this understanding because it gives us a hope and a faith to live for. When our hope is placed in a...
Lydia's Elopement With Mr. Wickham in the Novel Pride and Prejudice by Charlotte Bronte
A thing that really surprised me in this section was Lydia’s elopement with Mr. Wickham. This surprised me the most because I was not expecting Lydia to be the first one to go get married. Jane and Elizabeth are the most eligible bachelorettes of the Bennet family; they are the oldest, and their beauty is apparently widely...
A Comparison of the Play Version of War Horse by Nick Stafford Adapted From the Novel by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse, a World War I story about a horse named Joey who experiences different sides of the fighting, is a play adapted by Nick Stafford from the novel by Michael Morpurgo. The stage version employs the use of puppetry to depict Joey and other horses, as well as the more modern use of projection onto a screen for more vi...