Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour: Summary & Analysis

Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. Lovers who unlock thirteen generation’s of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year old Irish man who had lost himself in a world in which he had accomplished his dreams, experienced his…

Scaffold scenes in Nathaniel Hawthorn’s The Scarlet Letter

Recurring events show great significance and elucidate the truth beneath appearances.  In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses the scaffold scenes to show powerful differences and similarities.  Each scaffold scene foreshadows the next and brings greater understanding of the novel. By beginning with the first, continuing with the middle, and ending with the last platform…

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Caliban Analysis

Throughout history, the interaction between civilized people and native islanders has caused confusion and turmoil for cultures.  In The Tempest, William Shakespeare portrays the character Caliban as a savage, horrid beast and as the slave of the Westerner, Prospero.  Through Prospero’s ownership, Shakespeare views Caliban as a lesser being.  Prospero symbolizes the Western power dominating…

Satire in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

During the eighteenth century there was an incredible upheaval of commercialization in London, England.  As a result, English society underwent significant, “changes in attitude and thought”, in an attempt to obtain the dignity and splendor of royalty and the upper class (McKendrick,2).  As a result, English society held themselves in very high regards, feeling that…

Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: The Theme of The Old

Authors use many tactics to reveal a character’s personality.  In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue.  The older waiter’s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters’ conversations and the observations the narrator makes.  The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. …