Answered a Question in Of Mice and Men
George is a complex man whose character and motives may be analysed at length. However, precious few facts about him are revealed....
Answered a Question in The Darkling Thrush
The tone of the first two verses is very pessimistic. Does the thrush and its song provide a more uplifting message however?
Answered a Question in The Catcher in the Rye
Holden finds a lot of people 'dishonest and superficial' hence his concept of 'phonies'. A standout example is Sally Hayes who he...
Answered a Question in Indian Camp
The baby's parents both live at the camp; the mother, made delirious by a difficult pregnancy, is a young Indian woman, who bites...
Answered a Question in Guide to Literary Terms
Simple distinctions provide a starting point. Nonliterary texts are found in newspapers, magazines, leaflets, advertisements plus...
Answered a Question in Macbeth
Shakespeare's plays were the popular entertainment of the Elizabethan age: the public would flock to see them in the same way that...
Answered a Question in Silas Marner
Eliot is showing that in the 19th century, as nowadays, some people like Molly don't belong to society or even 'the lowest rung of the...
Answered a Question in Charles Dickens
There has to be a lot of truth in this statement referring as it does to the most popular of Christmas tales. The section which most...
Answered a Question in The Great Gatsby
- 'men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars' is a simile which suggests the way...
Answered a Question in Charles Bukowski
Bukowski had the nickname 'Buke the Puke' bestowed upon him by one literary critic and it stuck. It sums up one of the major...