Literature Essays

Those Winter Sundays

Nov 16, 2017

Relations between fathers and their children often become the reason for children’s resentment towards fathers. In his poem “Those Winter Sundays”, Robert Hayden speaks of this complicated problem. He does not only express his complex feelings about his father but also shares his conclusions regarding the causes of the father-children problem. “Those Winter Sundays” is also remarkable for its practical lessons, which it offers to readers with the purpose of helping them avoid bitter feelings as a result of family problems.

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Thoreau vs. Emerson

Nov 16, 2017

At one time or another in the history of every nation starts a period when people rebel against government and the necessity of such resistance is depicted in the essay of one of the most known transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. It is emphasizing a clear development of individual through relying on themselves only.

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Young Goodman Brown: a Parable of Sin and Faith

Nov 17, 2017

The short story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a tale rather about the spiritual adventure of Goodman Brown than his misadventure on an “evil purpose”. There is not a general agreement whether it is a parable, fable, or all special kinds of allegorical endeavor. Considering the tale as parable it is obvious that its main purpose to teach a lesson of a sin and faith.

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The Self-Expression and the Spirit of America in Walt Whitman’s Poetry

Nov 17, 2017

Walt Whitman, one of the most influential American poets, was a very progressive person for his time. His works were as controversial and inrushing as the economical, political and social environment he lived in. Once, Walt Whitman claimed that there was a close relationship between his self-expression and that of the American national spirit. In true, there are parallels between the poet and the characteristics of America in the nineteenth century.

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Trickster

Nov 17, 2017

Every nation has its own culture peculiarities. These cultures differ on the ways of leaving, surviving, and in the view on life. These differences can be seen in the myths of a specific nation. Greece myths are about Zeus, Hercules and his travels, for Hephaestus. Norway is famous for Loki, Odin, Sigurd. Egyptian myths about Ra, Anubis shows their beliefs.

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Why Do You Wait for a Wild Night?

Nov 17, 2017

The writers often correlate themselves with their heroes. The poet may not write literary about his or her feelings, but he or she undoubtedly expresses them in the poem. People who read the poem “Wild nights” by Emilia Dickinson at first time often claim that it is a poem of sexual passion and rapture. When they reread it several times they find there some hidden sense, some striking images.

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