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Dead Souls Summary: Madame Korobotchka’s Role in the Story

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The Master and Margarita Summary Sample

Why does Bulgakov try to convince the readers the events happenning  in Moscow are fiction and those in Yershalaim were real?

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A novel The Master and Margarita written by Mikhail Bulgakov, a great writer of 20th century, is a masterpiece of the literature of the world scale which deals with questions of ethics. It criticizes the Soviet Union’s policies considering them in the spiritual perspective. Continue reading

Civilization and Its Discontents Summary

How significant was Jewish culture and religion for Freud’s life and work?

Civilization and Its Discontents Summary

Jewish culture and religion inevitably left a mark on Sigmund Freud’s life and work. Although Freud himself openly and consistently labels himself as an atheist, it can be seen from his writings how Jewish culture influenced his life and career as a psychoanalytic theorist. This can be probably rooted from his parents who are both Jewish and the presence of Jewish scriptures which were also a part of his early education. Continue reading

The Secret Life of Bees Summary

What is the role of black Mary image in the novel?

The Secret Life of Bees Summary

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees features a cast of strong black women, the most influential being Black Mary. Despite being inanimate, Black Mary nevertheless serves as the catalyst of the story. Black Mary inspires the black community of Tiburon, and it is the Black Mary label that leads Lilly on a journey to understand her past. Ultimately, Black Mary symbolizes a surrogacy that overcomes barriers of class and race, demonstrating that anyone can love and anyone can be loved. Continue reading

The Cherry Orchard Summary

What is the meaning of the cherry orchard symbol in the poem?

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Anton Chekhov is the finest short story writer of his period. According to New World Anton Chekhov can be pertained to such kind of writers who prefer highlighting the sense of his poems through the symbolism. “Russia is our great orchard,” says the author of  The Cherry Orchard (1816). This phrase can be considered is the central idea of the poem. Though this masterpiece of literature is nothing else but demonstration of crucial moment that took place in Russia. The cherry orchard plays fundamental role as a symbol of changes in Russian society. Continue reading

The Divine Comedy Summary Sample

What is the main idea of the book?

The Divine Comedy Summary Sample

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri narrated in the first person by the poet as a recall of his journey (Durling, 1996, p.8). The poem was written in Italy in the late middle ages whose setting is in a forest of darkness in a Good Friday, then proceeds to hell and lastly Dante ascends into heaven. In 1265, Dante was born in Florence and was recognized as one of the best poets in the Italian literature with his highlight being The Divine Comedy. Continue reading

This Side of Paradise Summary Sample

How Does This Side of Paradise Play an Ironic Role in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fate?

Writing, famously, both exorcises demons and brings them into the light. This Side of Paradise is not only a blueprint of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life-long themes, but also a sort of emblematic mirror to his life. Some have considered it to capture “the rhythm and feel of the gaudy decade that was to follow in America” (West), so that by writing his first novel, Fitzgerald not only seemed to be prophesizing on his life’s joys and failures, but also setting up the world they were to be lived on.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Summary

Life Significance in The Unbearable Lightness of Being

In Milan Kundera’s (2004) The Unbearable Lightness of Being, there is the distinction between lightness and heaviness, using the philosophy of Nietzsche about heaviness and eternal return. At the start of the novel, there is question if there is a supposed weight attributed to life, and whether humans are given a second chance to try out a different path from what has been taken in the past. Continue reading

For Whom the Bell Tolls Summary Sample

What is the meaning of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece For Whom the Bell Tolls title? 

For Whom the Bell Tolls Summary Sample

Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom The Bell Tolls is a story that describes Spanish Civil War. The book’s title is taken from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions written by John Donne. Novel’s epigraph refers to the funeral tolling. “No man is an island” and “never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee” are the most powerful lines in Donne’s prose. Actually, these very lines that determine the topic of the novel. (PDBooks.ca. (n.d.)) Continue reading