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Literature Companion: The Giver By History World
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“The Giver” by Lois Lowry was first published in 1993. It is an American children’s novel. The story is set in a society that is initially presented as a utopian society in the... More > novel, but it slowly begins to appear more and more dystopian. The story is centered on a boy named Jonas. It follows twelfth and thirteenth years of the boy’s life. With the help of a plan called “Sameness” pain and strife has been eliminated from the society, but at the same time the emotional depths has also been eradicated from the people’s lives. As the story progresses, the boy Jonas is chosen as the Receiver of Memory. It is an inherited position in the society. The Receiver of Memory happens to be the person who stores all the past memories of the time before the ‘Sameness’ was introduced to the word. The memories of the past are stored in case they ever need those memories to help in the decisions they make or to provide the experience which the others lack.< Less
Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding By Students' Academy
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“The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers was first published in 1946. According to the author, it took her five years to write this novel. While writing this novel, she had... More > completed writing another short novel “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” The author explains that she had worked very hard on this novel, for she desired it to be a perfect piece of literature. She wanted her novel to be one of those works that the least slip can ruin. She wanted that her novel must be beautifully done. Literature Help: The Member of the Wedding Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Interpretations Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis and Commentary< Less
Literature Help: Eugene Onegin By Students' Academy
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The narrator of the story is a slightly fictionalized version of Pushkin’s public image. The narrator presents the story in a tone that is educated, intimate, and worldly. However, the narrator... More > often digresses to give more details of this social and intellectual world. Using this technique of frequent digression, the writer has been able to develop the characters and emphasize the drama of the plot. For all that the plot is quite simple. It is an aesthetic piece of literature that is highly admired by scholars, critics, educationalists, and book lovers around the world. The verse narrative is highly artful. It very skillfully and beautifully deals with the themes such as life, death, love, ennui, convention, and passion, etc. Literature Help: Eugene Onegin Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Annie John By Students' Academy
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Annie John, the title character and the protagonist of the novel, can be considered as a Caribbean bildungsroman. There are several other novels which present the growth of their central characters... More > while comparing their experiences with the lives of the people of the West Indian colonies where they live. Some of the famous bildungsromans include “Abeng,” “Beka Lamb,” and “Crick Crack, Monkey.” Literature Help: Annie John Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Herland By Students' Academy
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The present book happens to be the middle volume in her utopian trilogy. The other books in the trilogy are “Moving the Mountain” and “With Her in Ourland.” That utopian... More > society has a perfect and ideal social order. The society is free of conflicts, war, and domination. The book was first presented as a serial in The Forerunner, a magazine that was edited and written by Gilman between 1909 and 1916. The tradition of utopian fiction stretches all the way back to Plato’s ‘The Republic.’ The present novel also follows that long tradition of utopian fiction. Literature Help: Herland Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Childhood's End By History World
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‘Childhood’s End’ is divided into three parts. There is no main character in the story. The third-person omniscient narrative is highly significant. The first part of the novel is... More > titled “Earth and the Overlords.” The story begins in the late 20th century. Both the United States and the Soviet Union are in competition with each other about their space programmes. Both are trying to launch the first spaceship into orbit. It is said that the spaceship will be sent into orbit for military purposes. Literature Companion: Childhood's End Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun By Students' Academy
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The play was highly praised when it was first launched in March 1959. Both white and black audiences admired the play. It was the first play that portrayed black characters, themes, and conflicts in... More > a highly natural and realistic manner. “A Raisin In the Sun” explores the issues which were related to the American society that was complacent, including the black contentment with their inferior status, and which eventually led to the civil rights and feminist movements in the 1960s. Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Quiet American By History World
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When the book was first published, it was not very well received and there was a lot of criticism, but now that is the thing of the past. “The Quiet American” has been considered as a... More > great piece of literature. There was an article printed in TIME magazine in 2007 that provided the details of a journey which was taken by the fans of Graham Green to Saigon. They followed the paths which the characters of the novel had taken in the past. It proved to be a new way to attract tourists to Vietnam and the Vietnamese Government is very positive about it. A kind of new tourism started. Now it is said that the street vendors in Vietnam sell hundreds of copies of “The Quiet American” every week on the Rue Catinat, which was the setting of Fowler’s flat in the book.< Less
Literature Help: Shane By Students' Academy
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In his lifetime, the author published ten novels and twelve other works. Most of his other works are the collections of short stories. He has also written several non-fiction essays. It is... More > remarkable that eight out of ten novels written by Schaefer were made into movies. “Shane” is considered as the author’s most famous book. It was made into a very successful movie in 1953. “Shane” is assessed as the best work of Western fiction ever written. Literature Help: Shane Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Seize the Day By Students' Academy
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In the 1950s, the protagonist of the novel, Wilhelm, reaches the age of forty-four. It becomes obvious that the protagonist had experienced all that the author had experienced in his life. Tommy... More > Wilhelm lives in America in the 1950s. it is clear that the America was economically much stronger than before. In the backdrop there is the Cold War which inspires great developments in science and technology in America and the Soviet Union. Literature Help: Seize the Day Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less

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