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8 Independence in ‘The Story of an Hour’: A Deep Dive

In society today, it is not unusual for a woman to be independent, but that has not always been the case. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin was written in 1894, a time period when women did not have many rights and lived their lives for their husbands. The main character, Mrs. Louise […]

10 Deception and Disguise in Macbeth and the Modern World

Deception and Disguise in Macbeth’s World In the modern world, many things or persons present themselves as friendly, but in reality, they are toxic ones. This powerful quote, “Look like the innocent flower, / But be the serpent under it” (Act I, Scene 5, Lines 66-67), summarises an important theme in this tragic story. It […]

11 A Comparative Analysis of Macbeth and Richard III

Macbeth and Richard III: Two Paths to Villainy Macbeth and Richard III are both protagonists. They are villains driven by power and their lust for ambition. They are both villains who are driven by different forces that lead them to be evil and commit heinous deeds. In order to get the power they long for, […]

12 The Power Struggle in Macbeth: Ambition Unleashed

Introduction: The Pervasive Influence of Ambition: Analyzing Macbeth’s Downfall and Temptations Shakespeare was a prolific writer whose works included timeless themes. Most of the themes in Shakespeare’s works are evident in the modern world. “Macbeth” is a tragedy that highlights the downfall of Macbeth, a morally upright person at the beginning of the story, but […]

13 Self-Reliance and Slavery in the Works of Frederick Douglass and Emerson

Frederick Douglass and Self-Reliance They also have a right to be helped, for they have helped themselves. Only who is able to stand alone is qualified to be a citizen. Even though Emerson treated this as a low priority instead of a high priority, he just did not have any respect for the government during […]

14 Empowerment through Knowledge: Frederick Douglass’ Journey to Freedom

Frederick Douglass: A Voice Against Hegemony Frederick Douglass was an influential man and an abolitionist in the nineteenth century. He told his audience his story and the difficulty of being an enslaved man during the eighteen hundreds. In his book My Bondage and My Freedom, he explains to his audience what slavery was like firsthand […]

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