Reading The Great Gatsby plunges you into a time when America was all about flappers, Prohibition, and trying to achieve success. While the story itself is unforgettable, the life of the author and the inspiration he used for the book is equally memorable.
Gods and goddesses were created to explain the unexplainable and to pay tribute to what was meaningful to a civilization. The goddess Hestia honored the importance of hearth and home in Greek society.
While classical argument structures try to disprove the views of the opposition, the Rogerian argument form works to build understanding between opposing viewpoints. Creating a Rogerian essay is a matter of understanding this type of argument and following its specific format.
Writing a Rogerian argument is a matter of developing the art of compromise. First, the writer must acknowledge differing viewpoints, then they can present their thesis. This can result in a very effective argument if done properly.
A good character study essay shows that you not only thoroughly read the work you were assigned, but that you also thought about the characters, including their roles in the story and motivations. Follow these steps on how to do a character study in order to compose a solid, well-crafted paper.
A dangling modifier occurs when a word or phrase modifies (describes, gives details about) the wrong word or no word at all. Everyone wants the meaning of their writing to be clear. Get help identifying and avoiding dangling modifiers in your writing!
At first glance the novels The Great Gatsby and Heart of Darkness might not seem to hold many similarities, what with their diverse settings and tones. However, the two works share similarities in theme, narration, and characterization.
Getting student comments after reading Heart of Darkness goes a long way to helping them appreciate and maybe even like the novel. This article presents several ideas to facilitate discussion of the work.
This article presents an activity to help teach students about the rich symbolism found in Joseph Conrad’s novel The Heart of Darkness.
Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” is a novel rich in symbolism. The following is a discussion of some of the symbols found in this masterpiece of modern literature.
While Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness focuses on Marlow’s passage into the interior of Africa as he searches for the mysterious Kurtz, there are several female characters that play supporting roles.
The following are some questions that will help students better understand Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness.
This article reflects on the dual heroes of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton.
Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is rich with opportunities to write an interesting and effective thesis statement. We’ll not only talk about ideas for creating a good thesis, but also spur ideas from this classic novel.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales can be a hard text to teach to students of any level. One of the best ways I have found to present this work is to pick out some of the more popular tales and let groups of students teach the stories to their fellow class members.
These important quotes from Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence will help your understanding of the themes found in the novel.
This article features an analysis of the character of May Welland, one of the two female main characters in Edith Wharton’s novel, The Age of Innocence. May is a paradoxical figure, and this commentary discusses the various aspects of her personality.