Essays on Authors

Representation of Gender in Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ are both texts that present gender in similar ways but with varying effects. This is often through the use of characterisation, for example the contrast between traditional and unconventional gender roles. They also look at the theme of power and how that may lead...

Cyrano De Bergerac: Hero Of A Comedic Love Story Or A Tragic Hero

Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is a well-known comedic love story behind the walls of humor and satire. It revolves around Cyrano de Bergerac’s failed pursuit of love of a maiden named Roxanne because of his many personal flaws. Ironically, these are the exact flaws that prompt many to regard Cyrano as a tragic hero. Although...
1480 Words 3 Pages

William Hazlitt On Romantic Poetic Ideology

The early 19th Century was described by Joshua David Gonsalves as a period defined by ‘manliness in crisis’ within which, expectations of how men should act were continually changing (Gonsalves 2015: 2). The poetic voices who took centerstage during the Romantic era were that of the ‘Big Six’ – Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Byron, Shelley, and...
2946 Words 6 Pages

The Story of J.K. Rowling's Way of Life

Creator of the most famous and best-loved character in contemporary fiction, J.K Rowling is also the author of her escape from a depressing existence on the verge of destitution. On the one hand, there is J.K Rowling who wrote the ‘Harry Potter’ novels, ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’; the literary phenomenon of the...
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