Antigone’s Relevance in Modern Society: Analysis

In Greek Legend, Antigone is the daughter born of the inadvertent relationship between Jocasta and her son Oedipus. The tragedy by Sophocles is narratively anteceded by Oedipus at Colonus and Oedipus Rex and forms the third installment of the Oedipus trilogy. Over the years, there have been multiple adaptations of Antigone, including musical compositions, stage,…

Parental Negligence in The Stone Boy by Gina Berriault

 Gina Berriault’s story The Stone Boy prompts readers to consider how much parental involvement influences a child’s actions and behavior. The story tells of how 9-year-old Arnold accidentally kills his older brother Eugene but decides to pick peas for an hour instead of informing his parents about the incident. His family, relatives, the sheriff, and the callers…

Theme of Love and Money in Victorian Era Novels

Many novels about the middle class in the nineteenth century are mainly about the struggles of common citizens and the struggles of the lower class. Precisely, the novels feature the struggles of the lower citizens’ efforts to gain upward mobility, which gave rise to the social realism subgenre. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Sense and…

The Similarities and Differences in the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of Crooked Man is among Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories about Sherlock Holmes. The short story is the twentieth of the Sherlock Holmes stories, written for the Strand Magazine edition, after The Adventure of the Reigate Squire. The story was later republished and included in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes omnibus in 1893.…

Insanity in The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell Tale Heart is among Poe’s most famous short stories. It provides a dark and bleak exposition by an unnamed character who narrates how he successfully murders and their ultimate delirious confession from guilt’s torment. The narrator’s motiveless action arouses the readers’ curiosity about the storyteller’s mental state and the relationship with the old man…

Effects of Artificial intelligence (AI) on Society

Harbisson, Neil, “Humans Should Challenge Technology by Becoming a Cyborg”, New York Times, 05 December 2016, https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/12/05/is-artificial-intelligence-taking-over-our-lives/humans-should-challenge-technology-by-becoming-a-cyborg OP-ED In his newspaper opinion piece, (Humans Should Challenge Technology by Becoming a Cyborg), Neil Harbisson suggests that if we do not want technology to become more intelligent than humans, we need to become technology: i.e., cyborgs. Harbisson…

The Causes of Moral Growth in To Kill A Mockingbird

Countless things impact moral growth in a person, with some forms being more effective than others. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, three factors that can influence an individual’s moral growth are shared. The three significant elements that impact an individual’s moral development are the environment lived in, maturity, and parental guidance.…

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…