Category Archives: Literature

Essay: Gertrude Stein’s poetry transforms the reader into the writer. Do you agree?

Yes. Gertrude Stein’s use of language transforms the reader to into writer. This can be seen in the manner in which the poetry has caused much merriment among reviewers as well as critics, but this has achieved its intended purpose of completely engaging the reader. According to her autobiography, “My sentences do get under their […]

“Girls at War” By Chinua Achebe Book Review

The book by Chinua Achebe “Girls at War” bases on the Nigerian civil war known as the Biafran war as the setting. The war happened between the Igbo-led Biafran secessionists and the Nigerian national government. The war in Nigeria started by the misunderstanding between the two parties and led to the suffering of innocent people. […]

What is Genre Analysis

Genre analysis is a concept that has attracted a lot of scholarly debate in the recent past because of the impact that genre has in the society today. From miller’s literature he defines genre as a typical reaction to everything that happens around us today. Whether in the print media, digital production, movies, photography and […]

the case for Gertrude Stein, a modernist author who attracted admiration and contempt in equal measure

The world has seen its fair share of influential individuals both in the contemporary and the ancient societies. It goes without saying that these individuals traverse the varied sectors of the societies within which they live including manufacturing, politics, economics, poetry, writing, religion and even activism. However, it is evident that these individuals stand out […]

Gertrude is a powerful woman who does what she thinks is right for her and can forfeit her life for her loved one

Thesis: Gertrude is a powerful woman who does what she thinks is right for her and can forfeit her life for her loved one. Gertrude’s character: Her immoral actions of committing murder Her love for her son Hamlets anger Hamlets reaction after the mother’s remarriage Women of power have the mandate to do what they […]

Girls of Tender Age, by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith Book Review

The book, “Girls of Tender Age, by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith  tries to articulate with great wit as well as tenderness on the wild jubilance in relation to an  extended French and Italian family, which struggles to survive after the second world war housing project located in Hartford. Smith’s Hartford vicinity is small-town in America, where […]

Geraldo No Last Name Essay

Many questions could conceivably be asked from the carefully constructed but fragmented narration of the author. Some of the questions left are in concern with Geraldo’s identity, the exact nature of the relationship that was between Geraldo and Marin and why exactly she was out so late all this while keeping in mind that Geraldo’s […]

Essay Analysis of Heroism in Beowulf

Type of text Poem Title of the text and its Source Beowulf poem dates back to 8th century Composer of Text Anonymous Medium of production Oral tradition Summary Beowulf represents an Old English heroic poem with an anonymous writer that dates back between 8th and 11th century. Gummere (2007) recounts the poem citing the rein […]

Analyzing King Oedipus by Sophocles and Macbeth by Shakespeare

Greek mythology has spurned on for centuries. The tales of heroes, gods, war, and love make a good reading for lovers of literature. It is interesting to note that most Greek literature follows a repeated pattern. A Greek myth cannot be complete without the above-mentioned themes and motifs. These themes and motifs inform us about […]