Orwell’s 1984 & Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Essay

Orwell’s 1984 and the comparable Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, are dominated with controlling institutions that hold complete power over their societies. Whether it is a government party called Big Brother that enforces totalitarianism or a psychiatric hospital that places emphasis on destroying the patient’s basic human needs such as laughing. Both of…

Oppressive Parenting in “Like Water for Chocolate” and “Metamorphosis”

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka are two novels that provide an illustration of oppressive parenting.  The main characters of both novels, Tita for Like Water for Chocolate and Gregor for The Metamorphosis are oppressed by their parents for a majority of their lives. However, eventually Tita and…

Shakespeare’s Use of Imagery in Hamlet

Just as Hamlet seems curious and questioning to the matter of life and death, Shakespeare leaves his audience inquisitive of the many controversial themes exposed in arguably his most dramatic play.  Though Shakespeare consistently employs an abundance of rhetoric throughout his plays, much grandiosity of his prose relies on imagery to reflect and reinforce the…

Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning Analysis

“Three times her little throat around, and strangled her. No pain she felt”: Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover”, written by Robert Browning first appeared in 1836. This dramatic monologue tells the story of a male’s sexual fantasy towards his lover Porphyria’s corpse. The title of the monologue is written in third person, which makes it appear…