The Country Doctor and The Hunger Artist.

There are many similar and contrasting elements between Franz Kafka’s The Country Doctor and The Hunger Artist. The Country Doctor is a short story about an old doctor’s struggle to save a dying boys life. He must make many difficult choices as well as deal with the fact that most in the villagers have lost […]

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Is the father’s overprotection justified or needless?

Examine the theme of overprotection in the book and how it pertains to the father and son’s relationship. Is the father’s overprotection justified or needless? Cormac Mccarthy’s book “The Road” is set in a post-apocalyptic era, with a small amount of survivors still walking through the roads. Most of those survivors have turned into cannibals, […]

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Proper communication

Proper communication is an essential skill to have. Someone who does not have proper communication skills can find it harder to overcome conflicts with other people. Cathedral and A Small Good Thing by Raymond Carver both clearly depict the importance of communication between people. Communication can be thought of as such a simple, day-to-day skill, […]

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Rodolfo Martinez

The poem Wind, written in free verse by Ted Hughes describes a storm passing above a house on the countryside, through the night and day. The intention of the author was to simply contrast how fragile are humans and objects against the strength of nature. The main themes in this poem are the flow of […]

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Those qualities which made Othello heroic (or admirable or exceptional) also caused his suffering. To what extent is this statement true?

Tragedy is one of the oldest genres of drama, and has roots in Greek of antiquity. It has been practiced throughout the centuries. One such tragedy is William Shakespeare’s Othello, which follows the downfall of its eponymous tragic hero, Othello. However the definition of a tragic hero has changed throughout history, with many intellectuals offering […]

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The Birds: Commentary on a passage

The Birds, a short horror story written by Daphne du Maurier, which is based on the idea of birds, peaceful creatures, suddenly turning against humans. The main character, Nat Hocken, through who we see the whole story, which is set on a peninsula in England on 1952 shortly after the Second World War, is a […]

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