How Love is presented in Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Havisham’

This poem is not a traditional love poem. The poem presents love in many different ways but is very unique in its interpretation of love. Havisham is a poem written in 1998 by Carol Ann Duffy. It responds to Charles Dickens’ character Miss Havisham from his novel Great Expectations, looking at Havisham’s mental and physical state many decades after being left…

Richard Wright’s “Black Boy”: Literary Analysis

The autobiography Black Boy, by Richard Wright, is a tale of hope and determination. It catalogs Wright’s life growing up as an African-American in Jim Crow South, depicting the economic and social struggles that were stereotypical for African-Americans at the time. It follows him through his youth, examining the hardships and obstacles faced by both…

Love in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer around 1386, is a collection of tales told by pilgrims on a religious pilgrimage. Three of these tales; “The Knight’s Tale”, “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, and “The Franklin’s Tale”, involve different kinds of love and different love relationships. Some of the loves are based on nobility, some…