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Ready Reference Treatise: Out of Africa By Raja Sharma
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The author, Karen Blixen, had fist visited British East Africa when she was 28 years old, in the year 1913. She married her second cousin, Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, a Swedish. She started her... More > happily married life in Kenya. The young couple bought some farmland in the Ngong Hills, situated at the distance of about ten miles southwest of Nairobi. In those days that place used to serve as a supply depot on the Uganda Railway. They had initially thought of raising dairy cattle on their farmland, but they eventually decided to develop the land as a coffee plantation.< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: A Million Little Pieces By Raja Sharma
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The book was originally considered to be a memoir, but later it was found out that many events described in the book had never occurred. The questions began to be raised about the truthfulness of the... More > book, but James Frey was not challenged by anyone to verify. Oprah Winfrey selected “A Million Little Pieces” for her book club in the year 2005. The book’s sales skyrocketed and it sold in multimillions. Ready Reference Treatise: A Million Little Pieces Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Writing Style Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Sandman By Raja Sharma
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After about one hundred years, in 1919, Sigmund Freud wrote an interpretation of “The Sandman” in his essay “The Uncanny.” Through his essay, Freud tried to help define a... More > literary genre of ‘the uncanny.’ He used the German words ‘heimlich’ and ‘unheimlich’ which means ‘homelike’ and ‘un-homelike.’ According to Sigmund Freud, the uncanny effect of the story on the reader is created by this homelikeness and unhomelikeness. Ready Reference Treatise: The Sandman Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Tartuffe By Raja Sharma
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The play is widely known for its piercing commentary on hypocrisy and impiety. The light-hearted wit and lucid prose have strengthened the play, thus making it highly popular among reviewers and... More > audiences. The major characters of this play have left their indelible mark on literature and theater. The credit of giving the word “Tartuffe” to English lexicon goes to this play. Tartuffe denotes a person who is highly hypocrite, particularly in feigning religious virtues. The history shows that when the play was first performed before King Louis XIV, it was specially performed to amuse the king’s mistress. Most of the attendees watching the first performance of the play were highly amused, but there was immediate criticism that the play attacks the Catholic Church.< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Hedda Gabler By Raja Sharma
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The play was first performed on 31st January 1891 in Munich at the Konigliches Residenz Theater. Clara Hesse played the role of Hedda. Her performance was highly admired but the play as a whole did... More > not receive many positive reviews. “Hedda Gabler” was first performed in England at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 20th of April in 1891. Elizabeth Robins played the role of Hedda Gabler. Ready Reference Treatise: Hedda Gabler Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Man of Mode By Raja Sharma
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It is generally assumed that the character of Dorimant is probably based on John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. However, there is no solid proof to verify it. It is the third and his last play... More > written by Etherege, but it is his most popular play. The play was able to gain so much popularity partly because several of the characters in the play were assumed to be based on real life individuals. It is also assumed that that the character of Sir Fopling Flutter was based on Beau Hewitt. The character of Medley was said to be based on the playwright himself. Ready Reference Treatise: The Man of Mode 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: Obasan By Raja Sharma
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The novel investigates highly significant themes such as memory and forgetting, prejudice, tolerance, justice, and identity, etc. It is noticeable that the author has often contemplated on these... More > themes in her poetry as well. “Obasan” is considered to be the author’s best-known work. The story revolves around a Japanese-Canadian family that lives through Second World War. It is definitely a work of fiction, but most of the events described in the novel are based on the author’s own life. Ready Reference Treatise: Obasan Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Nectar In a Sieve By Raja Sharma
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Rukmani, the protagonist of the novel, experiences change in her life, and she describes that change she had known before, but the change had been gradual. She adds that the change that has now come... More > into her and the lives of the others in the village seems wrought in the twinkling of an eye. Through the experience of Rukmani, the author describes how people of a certain community react to change in their lives. Ready Reference Treatise: Nectar In a Sieve Copyright Chapter One: About the Author and Introduction to the Novel Chapter Two: Introduction to Plot Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Nisa By Raja Sharma
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Marjorie Shostak did not have any training to become an anthropologist, but her visit to Dobe proved to be highly inspirational and encouraging, and it, in fact, proved to be the first step in the... More > creation of a text that is now widely regarded as a classic in that field. She was a highly talented photographer and a musician. With the help of her artistic skills, she enabled herself to document the artistic output of the women of the !Kung tribe. (It is noticeable that ! in !Kung signifies a tongue click in the !Kung language.) Ready Reference Treatise: Nisa Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Characters Chapter Three: Summary of the Book Chapter Four: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: My Brother Sam Is Dead By Raja Sharma
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The story deals with several social issues, however, it prominently questions the usefulness of war as an answer to social problems. At the end of the novel, the protagonist asks whether such a... More > country could be created from an end other than war. “My Brother Sam is Dead” very intelligently and precisely shows the repercussions of war on a singly involved family. The story also shows how several other people are affected. There is no anti-war message in the story. It also gives the details of the maturation of a boy who really admires and idolizes his older brother. Several of the characters in the novel have been taken from history. In the epilogue, the authors explain how they have tried to recreate the effects of war on Tory family.< Less