Religion in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion” (preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John…

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca: Summary & Analysis

Texts show us how experience often changes people. ‘Rebecca’, a novel written by Daphne Du Maurier illustrates this point. Throughout the engrossing story, the characters experience much and as a result, the characters undergo both temporary and life-altering changes to their thoughts, beliefs, and behavior. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator is the…

Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Summary & Analysis

The tragedy Long Day’s Journey Into Night, a play written by Eugene O’Neill, tells the story of a small middle-class family in the early nineteenth century.  All of the characters have numerous tragic flaws that eventually lead to the family’s collapse.  The man of the family, James Tyrone, is an extremely frugal individual that is…