Krapp’s Last Tape: Krapp Character Analysis

Samuel Beckett’s main character, Krapp, in Krapp’s Last Tape, depicts the ever-challenging struggle of human existence: separation of self, through the usage of the juxtaposed sides of Krapp. Beckett uses the three ages of the main character to display the conundrum of how, through the generations of life, life can split a person into different pieces. The obsession that…

Montagues & Capulets Feud: The Downfall of Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was initially written in 1595 during the Renaissance period. The play is recognized as one of the greatest tragedies. The play is about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, separated due to a long-established feud between their families. Feuding is a long-standing state of conflict that…

E.L Doctorow’s “Wakefield”: Character Analysis

In E.L Doctorow’s adaptation of “Wakefield,” Doctorow places the story in a first-person perspective of the main character Wakefield and the psychological growth that Wakefield experiences. Doctorow’s use of the character Wakefield helps demonstrate the strains the upper society has on the mental health of specific members of the class. Doctorow shows the discontent of…

Bessie Head’s The Collector of Treasures: Nativism, Class, and Discrimination

In an attempt to assimilate to a classist, discriminatory society, women and their families within postcolonial Botswana, struggle to survive in a male dominated environment supported by no one but their ambition to survive. Bessie Head’s The Collector of Treasures, discusses Botswana native culture, the classifications of society, AND the gender discrimination that cultivates the difficulties…

Ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Analysis

“Hamlet” is a play composed by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601 that was first published in 1603. The drama depicts astonishingly realistic periods of true and created insanity ranging from profound sorrow to rage while also dealing with problems such as betrayal, vengeance, incest, and moral decay. Throughout the play, Hamlet philosophizes, speaks to…

Summary and Themes in No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Characters In, “No One Is Talking About This” Patricia Lockwood pens an autobiography that explores the life of an unnamed female protagonist who rises to fame because of a viral social media post, named, “can a dog be twins” (13). Although nothing about her is revealed before the viral post, her relationship with her father…

Symbolism in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of William Shakespeare’s most notable comedies is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” According to Harold Bloom, “Nothing by Shakespeare before A Midsummer Night’s Dream is it’s equal, and in some respects nothing by him afterwards surpasses it. It is his first undoubted masterwork, without flaw, and one of his dozen or so plays of overwhelming originality and…

Significance of Emptiness in Richard Yates’ ‘Revolutionary Road’

The extract from ‘Revolutionary Road’ insights into the growing anxieties of modern life during the transition from postwar America to the 1950s, through the perception of Frank Wheeler. The feeling of emptiness is accentuated by Frank’s rejection of conformity; which entails the loss of human individuality through nuclear families, original thought and suburban lifestyles. Themes…