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Summarized & Analyzed: "Sula" By Student World
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According to Toni Morrison, the creation of the Preface was an attempt to convince the readers that the book was primarily focused on a black community, but it was for the white readers. In the... More > Preface, Toni Morrison informed the readers about Shadrack’s internal crisis to deliberately shift the focus away from the troubles and pain that the blacks faced because of the war and how they were discriminated against even at the structural institutions.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "Romeo and Juliet" By Student World
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William Shakespeare is unique in the use of his poetic dramatic structure and in his expansion of minor characters. He was greatly admired for this and it was taken as the early sign of... More > Shakespeare’s dramatic skill. Different characters use different forms of poetic verses, for example, as the play progresses; Romeo begins to grow more adept at the sonnet. The play has been adapted several times for movies, stage, musical, and opera venues across the world. It has been translated into almost every written language on the planet. However, during the English Restoration, this play is said to have been revived and heavily revised by William Davenant. Several other versions of the play were produced in the 18th century and in the following two centuries.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "The One and Only Ivan" By Student World
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“The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate is an illustrated novel. It is categorized as a children’s novel. The book was first published in 2012. At the centre of the plot... More > there is a silver back gorilla named ‘Ivan.’ This titular gorilla has been kept in a cage inside the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade for 27 years. The novel does compel the readers to think how we generally treat animals, and how we never try to think what goes on in the minds of the animals that remain trapped in cages for so many years.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "Regeneration" By Student World
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The effect of the War in identity, masculinity, and social structure is at the centre of the novel and this theme has been explored very extensively by the author. The novel is obviously thematically... More > complex. The book also includes the research conducted by Rivers and Freudian psychology. The book is notable also because it has been written by a female writer. Although there are several other novels written about the World War by female authors, but critics often compare Barker’s novel to “The Return of the Soldier,” by Rebecca West and “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "Red Scarf Girl" By Student World
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Ji-Li Jiang was born in a rich family and they had all the luxuries at their disposal, including a housekeeper and fancy clothes, so it was very difficult for her. The family had to feel the effect... More > of the new cultural rules as a punishment. Chairman Mao wanted to bring rich people down a little, and raise the standard of living higher for the poor of the country.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "Peace Like a River" By Student World
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According to Leif Enger, the author of “Peace Like a River,” he started writing this novel to amuse his family. He says that he took story suggestions from his children and then worked on... More > the plot of the story. The book was primarily written to encourage one of his sons who suffered from asthma. The novel was first published in 2001, and it went on to become a bestselling novel in a very short period of time. The author mentions that the title was taken from the lyrics of the hymn “It is Well with My Soul”, which, the author says, was performed at his wedding.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: “Big Sur” By Student World
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“Big Sur” by Jack Kerouac is considered as one of the modern classics, a masterpiece that is particularly known for its writing style and its extraordinary handling of its subject. The... More > book was first published in 1962. Jack Duluoz is the alter-ego of Jack Kerouac, the author, in this novel. The story recounts the events that surround Jack Duluoz’s three brief sojourns to a cabin in Bixby Canyon. The place where the cabin is built in the woods is known as “Big Sur.” The cabin is owned by Jack’s friend and Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "The Color Purple" By Student World
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The violence and a few explicit content items were objectionable and that is why it had to be censored. Now the book has found its place on the reading lists of several schools and colleges and it... More > is often discussed in academic circles around the world.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: “The Old Man and the Sea” By Student World
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Hemingway’s publisher called this novel a ‘new classic’ and several other contemporary critics compared “The Old Man and the Sea” with “Moby Dick” and... More > “The Bear,” all time great books written by Herman Melville and William Faulkner respectively. It is generally said that Gregorio Fuentes was an inspiration for the character of Santiago in the novel. He was said to be a blue-eyed man born on Lanzarote in Canary Islands. He had started going to sea at the tender age of ten. He boarded the ships that called in African ports.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed: "Other Voices, Other Rooms" By Student World
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“Other Voices, Other Rooms” by Truman Capote was first published in 1948. It was the author’s first published novel; it is a semi-autobiographical novel. The book is written in the... More > Southern Gothic style. The ambience of decadence and isolation is notable in the present novel.The book became very popular soon after its publication, and it remained on the New York Times Best Seller List for nine weeks.< Less