Under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, the calls for liberty, equality, and fraternity were given high priority. With the beginning of the education system and introduction of the Napoleonic Code, Napoleon implemented many principles of the French Revolution.
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson, Adela Strangeworth believes in having an outward and an inward social value system. Outwardly, she behaves towards others in a certain way. Inwardly, however, Miss Strangeworth holds completely contrasting thoughts.
In the midst of conflict, people must make a choice which they think will resolve their problem. In the short story “Just Lather and Nothing Else" by Hernando Tellez, the barber has an internal struggle in which he must first consider his values before making a decision.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies demonstrates that evil is an inborn human nature, which leads to violence and a turn away from civilization. This is proven by hunting, the beast, and the desire for power.
Following the mass carnage of WWI—over 25 million deaths—the world resolved never to repeat this atrocity. Such a staggering figure forced the major powers into a cautious state. A combination of harsh and meager measures were taken to maintain peace and prevent another conflict of this scale.
In the The Chrysalids, David and the telepathic group struggle to endure the difficulties challenging them. For, they live in Waknuk, a society demoralized by the laws of the self-righteous. However, by working together in their unique way, the group perseveres and overcomes opposition.
In any piece of literature symbols are more than arbitrary representations of an idea, but are also significant in portraying the attributes and motives of its characters. A discussion of the key symbols in The Kite Runner will help you gain a stronger understanding of the themes in the novel.
After learning about differentiation and being introduced to integration as a complex way of doing sums, it is crucial to bring these two concepts together. The relationship between them form the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, which allows us to evaluate integrals more efficiently than before.
There are many themes present in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, but a few of them, namely betrayal, guilt, and redemption, stand out as the key ideas of the novel. Their importance will be discussed in detail in this article.
Read an analysis of the characters from “The Kite Runner” to gain a better understanding of their reactions to certain environments and the reason why they behave the way they do. You’ll also discover some of the underlying themes and symbols in the novel.
English has it’s own specific terminology to describe plots, themes, forms and structures, whether it be a novel, short story, poem or play. This guide provides a cheat sheet to important literary terms you need to know.