Category: Analysis

‘The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher’ by Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas presents his view on life on Earth in the book ‘The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher’. The author explores the fact that all life forms on Earth are interdependent and can be characterized by uniformity. Thomas states that life of Earth is usually symbiotic. The author provides theories for a variety of issues analyzed i...

Discussion

The Ship: Confronting vs. Scary At the beginning of the story, the ship looks scary. It is rather a manipulative despot than a loving parent. For example, the ship Diaspora 32 sets destinations about where to move in search of a planet for colonization. During their journey, they managed to discover more than 70 planets that were, in their op...

Irony

Edgar Allan Poe was the author of gothic and dark romanticism fiction. His literary work always differed from others due to their macabre and mysterious atmosphere. It is surprisingly how mature the author was to enhance so much mystery and so many literary devices in such short stories that he wrote. Among magnetic figures of speech he used there ...

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

The Open Boat (1897) is a Stephen Crane’s work of literature that is inherently based on his life experiences. The narrative illustrates the plight of four men, namely the captain, cook, oiler and correspondent who are trapped in an open boat in precarious waters of the sea (Crane). Though the four men can see the land, they are incapable of reac...

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper highlights an instance of a patriarchal society where women do not have the power for self-expression. Gilman takes the first person point of view in expressing her dissatisfaction about the unequal position in marriage and the inability to fulfill her burning desire for self-expression because of John’s dominance in the marr...