Anne Bronte employs the use of physiognomy throughout Agnes Grey in order to further character development.
The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James is a poignant story about a man who is expecting a great event that never happens. He wastes his entire life awaiting this, and misses out on life as a result.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
Sonnet 152 is the final sonnet that directly addresses the "dark lady"; it is quite fitting that it closes with the same complaint he has long issued against the woman.
The Borrowers is a children's book about tiny people living in secret in a house. They survive by collecting items owned by the big people in the house. Eventually their hiding place is discovered.
Sonnet 153 alludes to Roman mythology through the characters of Cupid, god of love, and Diana, goddess of the hunt.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.
A look at two of fiction's greatest wizards. Gandalf and Saruman were central characters to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga.
Born into a mountain community in Nepal, Lakshmi struggles to survive each season as the impact of droughts and monsoons devastates her families crops, and her selfish stepfather gambles away what little the family has. Against her mother's wishes, Lakshmi is sold to human trafficking.
Paraphrasing sonnet 153, sonnet 154 pairs up with its predecessor to bring down the curtain on this drama of unfulfilled love ("lust") between speaker and mistress.
The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the famous "Mary Poppins" movie. The Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks" offers a semifictionalized look at the life of P. L. Travers.
'The Emperor's New Clothes' is a fairy tale for children, but it is also a perceptive commentary on the human condition. In this review I look at the story, its history and its great wisdom
Louise Erdrich's poem is based on the experiences of many Indian children who were taken from their tribal homes and 'educated' in boarding schools. They were not allowed to speak their native language, grow long hair or make contact with family. A poem about identity, roots and state oppression.
The theme of Disillusionment is found in Scott Fitzgerald's The Rich Boy and The Great Gatsby. Both stories can be seen as statements about the lost generation as a whole, and the theme of Disillusionment is what ties it all together.