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9 Comparing “The Story of an Hour” to Echoes of Female Oppression

“The Story of an Hour” & “Yellow Wallpaper” While the Story of an Hour and the Yellow Wallpaper are two distinctly different stories written by two separate authors, they share many of the same themes and elements. Both works depict a woman facing oppression through marriage and society, longing for freedom and autonomy. This theme […]

10 Deciphering “The Story of an Hour”: Lanser’s Fourfold Analysis

Phraseological Insights: Diegesis, Mimesis, and “The Story of an Hour” Lanser analyzes the work of Chopin in four aspects, which are phraseological, spatiotemporal, psychological, and ideological. In this journal, I will explain how Chopin’s The Story of An Hour applies these aspects according to Lanser’s definition. The phraseological stance compares the diegesis and mimesis styles […]

11 Exploring the “Heart of Darkness” in Literature

Oftentimes, when comparing writing, whether it be from the 1800s or newer writing from the 21st century, we can see a few common and shared themes. Love, Luck, Heroism, Heartbreak, and Struggle, just to name a few, are themes that can be found in almost all pieces of literature. One of the many themes found […]

12 Understanding the “Heart of Darkness”: Atmospheric Mastery by Joseph Conrad

Conrad’s Craft: Evoking Darkness in ‘Heart of Darkness’ The objective of this extended essay is to demonstrate the effect Joseph Conrad achieves by creating a dark atmosphere in Heart of Darkness through his use of language, characterization, description, and decisions to make the setting. This topic is relevant because it shows the importance of implementing […]

13 Deciphering the ‘Heart of Darkness’: Conrad’s Puzzling Tale

The prevailing certainty that has arisen from over a century of contextual analysis is that no unanimous conviction exists when interpreting Conrad’s novella. Just as language and culture have adapted with time, so too, Heart of Darkness has found no immunity against the perpetual justification for societal scrutiny and elucidation. Here, deconstruction and Marxism tackle […]

14 Decoding “Heart of Darkness”: Archetypes, Myths, and Imperialism

Humanity’s Legacy in “Heart of Darkness” Religion, myth, and stories are literature essential to the history of humankind and are passed through generations. These literary and oral pieces build humanity’s collective unconscious. From this collective unconscious, intuitive archetypes are derived, with more literature added to each generation to contribute to this generationally passed bank of […]

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