Essay on “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad

Nowadays, the problem of terrorism is widely discussed in media as well as in literature. However, it is worthy of mention that this theme is actually not new and, probably one of the first book, dedicated to this problem is the novel by Joseph Conrad “The Secret Agent” which conveys a story of a man who obviously messed up and whose clandestine life eventually ended in a great tragedy that affected many other people surrounding him.
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Book Review Essay on “Train Time” by D’arcy Mcnickle

Nowadays more and more researchers become concerned in the life of Indians in modern America. They show deep interest in how Indians were forced to live in unwonted conditions and how they are steadily trying to survive. But what are the feelings of those Native Americans themselves? Researchers may write about pains and sorrows of the Indians and seem to be rather compassionate to their sufferings. But the most important matter is to hear the opinion of Indians themselves. Their problems often reveal in so-called Indian literature. My paper is devoted to the work of a prominent Native American writer D’Arcy McNickle who suffered from discrimination himself, and expressed it in his stories. Continue reading

Essay on Motherhood in Women’s Literature

The development of the contemporary society is characterized by the growing impact of feminist movement which struggles for the equality of men and women. This struggle affects different spheres of life, including culture and art, in which literature plays an extremely important role. It is obvious that the contribution of women in literature is really great but they do not simply reveal their own vision of the world, its problems, complexity of human relations, etc. but they also use literature to show their unique female views and reveal the position of women in society to the extent that literature becomes a means of struggle for equality of men and women. This is why feminist and women literature is now particularly interesting for the research. Continue reading

An Analysis of Shogun by James Clavell

James Maresq Clavell wrote a lot of novels about East. Several years spent in a Japanese death camp gave him an opportunity to learn the history, culture and traditions of this country from inside. In his books, Clavell builds a bridge between East and West, joining together two different civilizations, two different ways of thinking. Shogun is a first part of the Asian Saga. The novel is written in a form of historical fiction and both, readers who appreciate adventurous and action novel and those, who like history, will find it useful and interesting reading. Shogun is a story about an English pilot from the ship named Erasmus, who has to go into a dangerous sale in order to break the Portuguese monopoly on the trade with Japan. The story is a mixture of war, death, trade conflicts, love, passion and beautiful descriptions, which interlace in skillful story lines and make the reader interested till the end of the novel. Continue reading

Essay on Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

“Tar Baby” by Toni Morrison is one of the most interesting novels written by the author. This book deals with many problems and themes but probably one of the central themes of the novel is the conflict between its main characters Jadine and Son. Actually, the writer has managed to depict a paradoxical situation when two persons love each other, or at least they tell so, but they cannot really be together between of the dramatic difference in their views and perception of the world. In fact the difference in their ideologies becomes the main problem that separates them and make their love practically impossible and doomed to fail. Continue reading