Answered a Question in Hamlet
It is certainly the most famous speech in all of Shakespeare—at least the first line of it.
Within the play Hamlet,...
Answered a Question in The Ramayana
Rama and king Gilgamesh share many similarities, at least on paper. They are both political leaders. They are both part-divine (with...
Answered a Question in Much Ado About Nothing
Don John and Don Pedro are brothers in Much Ado About Nothing. Well, half-brothers. The play begins as the soldiers return...
Answered a Question in Paradise Lost
Satan embodies a tragic hero in Paradise Lost because he is an otherwise good person with one fatal flaw. In Milton’s...
Answered a Question in Literature
This is a far-reaching question depending on what sort of text you are attempting to critique. Lots of non-fiction work more or less...
Answered a Question in Henry David Thoreau
"Resistance to Civil Government," or "Civil Disobedience" as it is often called for short, is Henry David Thoreau’s famous essay...
Answered a Question in Tartuffe
Structured writing such as rhyming couplets or writing in specific meter is largely lost in most Western playwriting today. During...
Answered a Question in The Road
Dreams are largely open to interpretation, and the fact that this dream is embedded into a piece of fiction makes its interpretation...
Answered a Question in A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, takes place over many months. It chronicles Bryson’s attempt to hike the Appalachian...
Answered a Question in Life of Pi
Both these quotes deal with the nature of internal struggle, the first about evil and the second about fear.
The first quote is...