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Literature Help: Uncle Vanya By Students’ Academy
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“Uncle Vanya” by one of the most admired Russian playwright Anton Chekov was first published in 1897. The play was first premiered in 1899 at the Moscow Art Theatre. The play was... More > directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. “Uncle Vanya” is a very detailed reworking of Chekhov’s earlier major work “The Wood Demon.” In this way it becomes a very unique play. In this reworked play, the author has reduced the cast list from almost two dozen down to only nine. He has also changed the climatic suicide of “The Wood Demon” into the famous failed homicide of Uncle Vanya. Literature Help: Uncle Vanya Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Light In August By Students’ Academy
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Joanna Burden is the woman on whose property Christmas and Burch have been living. She happens to be a descendant of Yankee abolitionists who are still hated by the citizens of Jefferson. Joanna... More > Burden is murdered. Burch happens to be present at the scene of the crime, and consequently he is arrested. Burch discloses that Christmas was romantically involved with Joanna Burden and he is part black. He wants to imply that Christmas is guilty of her murder. Burch is detained in the jail. He has to wait until he gets his reward for turning in Christmas. Literature Help: Light In August Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Writing Style Chapter Three: About the Title Chapter Four: Characters Major Characters Minor Characters Chapter Five: Structure Chapter Six: Plot Summary Chapter Seven: Critical Analysis Chapter Eight: Response< Less
Literature Help: Private Lives By Students’ Academy
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“Private Lives” by Noel Coward was published in published in 1930. It is a comedy of manners in three acts. The play initially toured the British provinces, and then it opened at the new... More > Phoenix Theater in London in 1930. During its London performance the star cast included Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrianne Allen and Laurence Olivier. After one year, the Broadway production was launched. Since its Broadway production in 1931, the play has been revived at least half a dozen times each in the West End and on Broadway. Literature Help: Private Lives Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Historical Background Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Overview Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Blood Wedding By Students’ Academy
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“Blood Wedding” by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca was written in 1932. In Spanish the book was titled “Bodas de Sangre.” The book was first published in Madrid in... More > March 1933. Later that year, it was published in Buenos Aires. The author continued to maintain a lifelong interest in the music and culture of rural Spain. He was highly influenced by both these interests. “Blood Wedding” is said to be the author’s most acclaimed tragedy. The play “Blood Wedding” is said to have been inspired by a real life incident. It is said that Lorca had read about a sensational crime in the Madrid daily ABC in 1928. Literature Help: Blood Wedding Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Cousin Bette By Students’ Academy
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The characters in the novel “Cousin Bette” represent polarities of contrasting morality. Bette is quite vengeful and Valerie is disingenuous. Adeline is quite merciful and her daughter... More > Hortense is also very patient. The head of the Hulot family is the slave of his sexual desire. Hortense’s husband is the Polish exile Wenceslas Steinbeck. He is a man of artistic genius, though he does not seem to be motivated in any manner. It is assumed that the character of Bette is based in part on the mother or Balzac and the poet Marceline Desbordes Valmore. Literature Help: Cousin Bette Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Historical Background Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Writing Style Chapter Five: Plot Summary Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis< Less
Literature Help: The Sound and the Fury By Students’ Academy
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The story revolves around the Compson family. It describes the downfall of the Compsons who happen to be a very prominent family in Jefferson, Mississippi, since before the Civil War. The portrayal... More > of the events and images is subjective in the novel, and it provides clear human experience. The characters in the novel present the events and images through their respective childhood memories. Literature Help: The Sound and the Fury Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: About the Title Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Part 1: April 7, 1928 Part 2: June 2, 1910 Part 3: April 6, 1928 Part 4: April 8, 1928 Appendix: Compson: 1699–1945 Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Lolita By Students’ Academy
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"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in Paris in the year 1955. It is said to be one of the most significant works of the author. The book was later published in New York in the... More > year 1958. Vladimir Nabokov translated the novel from Russian to English by himself. Since the book has a very controversial subject, it remained in discussion among literary circles for many decades all over the world. The story is told by Humbert, the protagonist and narrator of the novel. It is the story of seduction, sex, incest, and child abuse, but it is also said to be one of the finest piece of literature. Lolita is the pet name given to a twelve years old girl Dolores Haze by her stepfather Humbert, who in the due course rapes her and continues to have sex with her for two years. It is a tragicomedy with detailed descriptions of events and setting.< Less
Literature Help: Holes By Students' Academy
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The setting of the story is highly important. Camp Green Lake is located in Texas. The place is dry now but there used to be a lake in the past. It is not a green area because there is no lake now.... More > The place does not have trees. The only two oak trees are there and they are owned by the Warden. In 2003, the book was adapted as a movie and it was released in the same year by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie proved to be equally successful. Literature Help: Holes Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Gilead By Students' Academy
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It happens to be an epistolary novel, the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames. He used to be an elderly pastor in the small and secluded town called Gilead, in Iowa. The pastor learns... More > that he is dying of a heart condition. When the book opens, the date that the author establishes is in the year 1956. The pastor informs the reader that he is writing an account of his life for his son who is only seven years old. The Reverend thinks that his son will have few memories of him. Literature Help: Gilead Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less
Literature Help: A Grain of Wheat By Students' Academy
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Mugo, the central character, happens to have been living with a burden of a secret. The story describes the preparations that his home village makes for the celebration of the Independence Day called... More > Uhuru Day. General R and Koinandu are the two former resistance fighters. They have planned to execute the traitor publicly during the celebrations. The traitor is said to have betrayed a freedom fighter called Kihika who was from the same village. Literature Help: A Grain of Wheat 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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