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Ready Reference Treatise: Educating Rita By Raja Sharma
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"Educating Rita" is highly influenced by Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” in which an older professor tutors and shapes an uncouth flower girl into a lady. Russell had his... More > own experiences with education. He once said that the writing of the play was highly influenced by his own experiences. During an interview, Russell stated that he had not set out to write an autobiographical play, but he admitted that the parallels between Rita and him seemed glaring now. Ready Reference Treatise: Educating Rita Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Equus By Raja Sharma
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It is a kind of detective story that involves the attempts of the child psychiatrist, Dr. Martin Dysart, to understand why the boy had acted that way. While trying to understand the boy’s... More > psychology, the psychiatrist wrestles with his own sense of purpose. When the play opened in London it was a great success. The stage show ran in London between 1973 and 1975. Ready Reference Treatise: Equus Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Cyrano De Bergerac By Raja Sharma
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Cyrano, the title character, is famous for his panache. At the end of the play, he says ‘My panache’ just before he breathes his last. Although there are several English translations of... More > the play, the two most popular and famous English translations had been done by Brain Hooker and Anthony Burgess. “Cyrano de Bergerac” was first performed on 28th of December, 1897. It was an instant hit. Both the audiences and the reviewers admired and cheered for a full hour after the fall of the curtain at the end of the play. It was a remarkable achievement for the playwright. Ready Reference Treatise: Cyrano de Bergerac Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Act Five Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Left to Tell By Raja Sharma
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The memoir details the author’s life leading up the genocide in 1994. She describes how she had to hide in a bathroom and tried to discover God for three months. She had to live in a refugee... More > camp until she eventually recovered from the ordeal. The book proved to be a New York Times Bestseller. After this book, the author wrote a sequel “Led by Faith.” Her next book was “The Rosary.” In that book she investigates the history and purpose of her prayers which proved to be her savior during the genocide in Rwanda. Immaculée was born and brought up in Rwanda. Besides being a remarkable writer, she is a motivational speaker as well. She is a Roman Catholic and Tutsi. Ready Reference Treatise: Left to Tell Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Part One Part Two Part Three The Epilogue Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Hiding Place By Raja Sharma
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When John and Elizabeth Sherrill heard about Corrie ten Boom, she was already in her mid-seventies. She used to be Brother Andrew’s favorite travelling companions. Many of Brother... More > Andrew’s recollections were about Corrie ten Boom. “The Hiding Place” was later adapted into a movie of the same name. It was also adapted into a comic book. The title of the book “The Hiding Place” refers to both the physical hiding place where Corrie ten Boom’s family had actually hidden Jews from the Nazis, and it also refers to the Scriptural message found in Psalm 119:114 which states, “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word…” Ready Reference Treatise: The Hiding Place Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Interpreter of Maladies By Raja Sharma
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The book includes the stories revolving around the lives of the Indian and Indian American characters who find themselves caught between the culture which they happen to have inherited by birth and... More > the culture of the “New World.” Before coming to the summarization and analyses of the stories in the book, it seems appropriate to introduce the writer. Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian-American author. She was born in 1967 in London, England. She was brought up in Rhode Island, U. S. Her parents had emigrated from Calcutta, India. Ready Reference Treatise: Interpreter of Maladies Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Critical Reception Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Interpreter of Maladies This Blessed House A Real Durwan Sexy When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine The Treatment of Bibi Haldar Mrs. Sen's The Third and Final Continent A Temporary Matter Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The King Must Die By Raja Sharma
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Most of the critics of the time highly admitted “The King Must Die.” According to Orville Prescott, writing for the New York Times Reviews said that “The King Must Die” is one... More > of the truly fine historical novels of modern times. After the success of this novel, Renault wrote a sequel in 1962. It was titled “The Bull from the Sea.” It was also very much successful. “The King Must Die” has very successfully adapted the early life and adventures of the great Greek hero Theseus from Greek mythology. The novel begins with his childhood in the Greek city state of Troizen. Ready Reference Treatise: The King Must Die Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Iola Leroy By Raja Sharma
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Late 18th century and the early 19th century did not give enough freedom to the women in America. There was the ideology of the Cult of True Womanhood throughout America. Consequently, the American... More > culture enforced the idea that the civic duty of a virtuous woman is to take care of her husband and children and continue to remain within the confines of her home. “Iola Leroy” broke this ideology and challenged the social and cultural norm. The book also challenged the topic of several earlier literary creations. Ready Reference Treatise: Iola Leroy Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Homecoming By Raja Sharma
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“Homecoming” by Cynthia Voigt is a very successful young adult novel. It was first published in 1981. Cynthia Voigt has written seven novels in the Tillerman Cycle.... More > “Homecoming” is the first of these novels. The story was later adapted into a film for television. Cynthia Voigt has established herself as a very popular children’s author in the United States of America. She is also very popular all over the world. Ready Reference Treatise: Homecoming Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Part One Part Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Hiroshima By Raja Sharma
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John Hersey, the Pulitzer Prize winning author, tells the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb that had been dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on 6th of... More > August, 1945. The story covers a period of time right before and to one year after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. “Hiroshima” is considered to be one of the earliest examples of New Journalism. The author has employed the story-telling techniques of fiction adapted to non-fiction reporting. Ready Reference Treatise: Hiroshima Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less