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Literature Help: Long Day's Journey Into Night By Students' Academy
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Addiction and dysfunction caused by it to the family is the major theme of the play. Most of the characters in the play present highly troubling sides of their personalities: they conceal, resent,... More > regret, blame, accuse, and deny. However, there are certain attempts at affection, but the conflicts are constantly present like an escalating cycle. The conflicts are followed by encouragement and eventual consolation. It is a highly autobiographical play. Like the major character, Edmund, in the play, the author, O’Neill, was also the child of a Broadway actor. His parents were Irish-Americans like the Tyrones. Literature Help: Long Day's Journey Into Night Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Roots By History World
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“Roots” is believed to be one of the most significant 20th Century work by an American writer. When the book was published for the first time, it remained on top of the New York Times... More > Best Seller List for several weeks. “Roots” was an instant success. Two authors accused Haley of plagiarizing their novels. Harold Courlander, a novelist, said that “Roots” had been plagiarized from his novel “The African” which had been published in 1967. He sued Haley in the court of law. Eventually, both parties agreed to an out of court settlement. Haley later mentioned that some passages in his novel had been copied from Harold’s book, but he said that it was unintentional. Literature Companion: Roots Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Death and the King's Horseman By Raja Sharma
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Wole Soyinka had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Death and the King’s Horseman” is said to be the Wole Soyinka’s greatest and most enduring work. The play has been... More > staged worldwide. It has been included in the course of studies at several schools and colleges. The play is frequently performed at several schools and colleges around the world. It is said that Wole Soyinka had started writing the play when he was a fellow at Cambridge in the early 1970s. The events described in the play had really taken place in Oyo, an ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946. Ready Reference Treatise: Death and the King's Horseman 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
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: Glengarry Glen Ross By Students' Academy
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The play is considered to be Mamet’s most celebrated work. Since the play deals with the lives of salesmen, it is often compared to “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller.... More > The basic difference is in the attitude and the actions of the protagonists of these plays. Arthur Miller’s salesman keeps on doing drudgery without getting due rewards, but in “Glengarry Glenn Ross” the salesmen apply all the techniques, fair or unfair, to achieve their ends. “Glengarry Glen Ross” uses the concept of death as a point of beginning for more powerful social criticism, whereas Arthur miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” eulogizes the death of the American Dream. Literature Help: Glengarry Glen Ross Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
"She Stoops to Conquer" Summarized and Analyzed By Teacher Forum
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The play was originally titled “Mistakes of a Night,” because the events in this play take place in one long night. The first production of the play opened on 15th of March 1773 in... More > London at Covent Garden Theatre. It was an immediate success. The play is often discussed among academic circles and academic seminars which are organized to educate the students of literature. "She Stoops to Conquer" Summarized and Analyzed Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Type of Comedy Chapter Four: Dramatic Unity Chapter Five: Characters Chapter Six: Complete Summary Prologue Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Act Five Chapter Seven: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf By History World
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Altogether there are twenty separate poems which are choreographed to music that presents interconnected stories of love, struggle and loss, empowerment etc. The main characters in the play are... More > seven nameless African-American women. They are only identified by their colors. They are called the lady in red, lady in green, lady in blue, etc. The Choreopoem deals with several themes such as rape, abortion, abandonment, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence. Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: About the Title of the Play and Production Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Words of Wisdom: Steven Wright By Students' Academy
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Steven Alexander Wright was born on 6th of December, 1955, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is known as a famous American... More > actor, comedian, and writer. His lethargic voice has also made him very famous. Sometimes even his nonsensical jokes are highly admired. He provides irony to his philosophical thoughts. His one-liners have become very popular today. Steven was raised as a Roman Catholic, one of the four children of Lucille and Alexander K. Wright. His mother was an Italian American and his father was of Scottish descent. Words of Wisdom: Steven Wright Copyright Preface Section One Section Two Section Three Section Four Section Five Section Six Section Seven Section Eight Section Nine Section Ten< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Cloud Nine By Raja Sharma
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The same actors are present in the both acts of the play, but their roles are different. Each actor plays one role in the first act and a different role in the second act. The characters who are... More > present in both acts are played by different actors in the first and second act. The first act of the play parodies the traditional and conventional comedy genre and satirizes Victorian society and colonialism. The second act demonstrates what could happen when the restrictions of both the genre of comedy and Victorian ideology are loosened in the more permissive time period of 1970s. Ready Reference Treatise: Cloud Nine Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Walk Two Moons By Raja Sharma
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The author believes that writing itself is a kind of journey that teems with several unexpected challenges and discoveries. She finds writing equally absorbing and revealing as a journey. During an... More > interview, the author admitted that the character of Gram in “Walk Two Moons” reflects the personalities of her mother, grandmother, and her sister. She also acknowledged that the character of Salamanca reflects the characteristics of the author herself and her daughter. “Walk Two Moons” was very well received by both readers and reviewers. Most of the reviews were highly positive. Ready Reference Treatise: Walk Two Moons Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less