American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): History & Summary

Founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of older Americans. Percy felt that older Americans could attain a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment by remaining physically and intellectually active in society, thus came about his idea to form the…

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…

Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: Summary & Analysis

People sometimes think if they aren’t getting enough sleep they are an insomniac, and other people blame other things on their sleeplessness. There are two characters in the short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, by Ernest Hemingway, one is a possible insomniac, protagonist, and one chooses to be an insomniac, antagonist. These two characters each…

Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire (The Home and the World): Summary & Review

The construction of a national political community in India has always been undermined by the absence of homogenous social foundations within its separate nation states. “Public identity” has never ceased to be polysemous; this plurality is grounded in religion, ethnicity, caste, language, gender, and culture. Partha Chatterjee defines “inner” and “outer” as a separation of…

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. In the beginning of the novel, the narrator is the…