The Things They Carried

Tim O’Brien is the author of a fascinating story “The Things They Carried”. The story is about the soldiers and the environment that was around them. An interesting fact is that the plot events intercross with the description of the things which the characters held in their rucksacks. The information…

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Two Translations of Tennyson’s Poem

Turning literary work into film is a complicated process because the result of it depends on many factors.  The main task of the filmmakers, who aim to create a worthy literature-based movie, is to interpret the meaning and value of the text and communicate the author’s main ideas.  The majority…

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Firstly, the story “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” may seem as the one that deals with such usual and trivial issues as competitiveness between the young girls, jealousy and revenge. However, it has a deeper meaning and symbolic interpretation. While reading the story, it becomes clear that a sign of hair…

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Poetry

In early childhood people learn the proverb “My home is my castle” and this statement becomes a piece of infallible truth for them. This belief is necessary for a person because it reflects one of the basic needs of human beings, a need for safety. Therefore, the strength of pain…

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Translating Setting into Mise-en-scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a prominent novella that was written in 1958 by Truman Capote. Three years later, Paramount Pictures released a romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The film is considered as a radical interpretation because the plot and the ending are greatly changed (Cahir 13). Both…

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“This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” and the Life of Sherman Alexie

In every culture, there are characteristics that make up that particular group of people; those characteristics can be everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music, and even traditions. A tradition is a long established custom or belief that has been passed on from generation to generation. Tradition and culture…

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Formal Analysis of John Cheever’s “The Wrysons”

The story “The Wrysons” of John Cheever is built around two central characters; a married couple Donald Wrsyon and Irene Wrysons. The minor and silent character is their daughter Dolly.  The story is described through narration of the author.  The narrator is not a part of the story; characters are…

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Common in Uncommon

Alexander Pushkin and Franz Kafka are completely different authors. They wrote in their own styles using dissimilar plots. However, the ideas they have tried to impart to the reader can sometimes be similar or even the same. From the first sight, the narrative novella The Queen of Spades by Pushkin…

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Women’s Liberation and Independence in “The Awakening”

Kate Chopin is famous for the feminist direction of her literature. She wrote many works about women’s suffering being dependent on men. She described different destinies of women. Some of them were courageous enough to achieve the liberty, the other ones were afraid of their own thoughts, several succeeded, and…

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Illusive Reality

Jonathan Swift was an Irish writer born in Dublin, and he was the author of the famous significant novel Gulliver’s Travels. He finished this book in 1726; later the translators interpreted it into different languages and the publishers printed around the world. Gulliver’s Travels is a story about a man who…

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