Answered a Question in My Antonia
Willa Cather’s 1918 novel, My Antonia, is a perfect example of literary regionalism. The Nebraskan landscape directly...
Answered a Question in The Chrysanthemums
In John Steinbeck's short story "The Chrysanthemums," Elisa Allen presents as a strong, capable woman. She is proud of the work she...
Answered a Question in The Purloined Letter
Edgar Allan Poe was an early and influential contributor to the genre known as the American Gothic. It is precisely due to those...
Answered a Question in Literature
Gloria Anzaldúa's book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza is a classic work in Latin American and Mestizo studies in...
Answered a Question in Beloved
The beauty of looking at a text through a deconstructionist lens is that there are no limits to your interpretation. Therefore, when...
Answered a Question in Winesburg, Ohio
What an interesting question! Of course, to deem any part of a literary work as either the “worst” or the “best” is entirely...
Answered a Question in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce is considered a master of the Bildungsroman, the German word for what is essentially equates to a coming-of-age story....
Answered a Question in Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
In the third chapter of Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser cites the many subdivisions he passes while traveling through the...
Answered a Question in The Scarlet Letter
To view Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter as a feminist is certainly a modern interpretation. When Nathanial Hawthorne...
Answered a Question in The Other Two
In Edith Wharton's 1904 short story "The Other Two," Wharton examines the complex nature of early twentieth-century New York society...
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