“The Great Gatsby”, analysis of the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The History and Idea Behind The Great Gatsby

Great works of literature stand the test of time. One such work is “The Great Gatsby”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although it took years for its impact to be fully recognized, it now has immense popularity and staying power amongst readers worldwide. Continue reading

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“Richard III”, analysis of the play by Shakespeare

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Richard III is an authentic play by William Shakespeare accepted to have been composed around 1593. It portrays the Machiavellian ascent to power and succeeding short rule of King Richard III. The writing is gathered among the chronicles in the First Folio and is regularly grouped as such. Every so often, in any case, as in the quarto version, it is named a catastrophe. Richard III closes Shakespeare’s initial tetralogy.  Continue reading

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“The Man Who Laughs”, analysis of the novel by Victor Hugo

One of the most famous novels of Victor Hugo was created in the sixties of the XIX century and published in April 1869. In it, the French writer raised several important universal and social issues related to the eternal themes of life and death, spiritual love and bodily passion, truth and lies, an insurmountable abyss that exists between a beggar, a suffering people and endowed with wealth and the power of nobility.

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“Hernani”, analysis of the romantic drama by Victor Hugo

The romantic drama “Hernani” was written by Victor Hugo in the early autumn of 1829, after the prohibition of the production of “Marion Delorme”. She appeared on the scene in February 1830, a few months before the famous July Revolution. In the preface to the drama, Hugo compared romanticism with political liberalism, thereby gaining the attention and love of the public at the beginning.

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“Les Miserables”, analysis of the novel by Victor Hugo

The epic novel “Les Miserables” was created by Hugo for thirty years. The French writer put two strictly opposite images of his era, the convict and the righteous, in the basis of the plot, not in order to show their moral difference, but in order to unite them into the single essence of Man. Hugo wrote his novel intermittently. In the beginning, the plot twists and turns of the work were created, then it became overgrown with historical chapters.

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“The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”, analysis of the novel by Victor Hugo

The idea of the novel “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” arose from Hugo in the early 20th century  and finally took shape by the middle of 1828. The prerequisites for creating an epochal work were natural cultural processes that took place in France in the first third of the 19th century: historical literature was popular in literature, writers turned to the romantic atmosphere of the Middle Ages, and the public struggle for the protection of ancient architectural monuments in which Hugo took direct part. That is why we can say that one of the main characters of the novel, on a par with Esmaralda’s gypsy woman, Quazimodo ringer, archdeacon Claude Frollo, captain of the royal shooters Phoebus de Chateaupers and poet Pierre Gringoire  himself is Notre Dame de Paris key events of the work.

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“Lost Illusions”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

Created from 1835 to 1843, the novel Lost Illusions is one of the longest in the Human Comedy by Honore de Balzac. The work refers to the “scenes of provincial life.” The central theme of the “Lost Illusions” is the process of the formation of two Angouleme personalities – the young poet and writer Lucien Chardon (after the mother de Ryubampre) and his friend and husband’s sister, the owner of the printing house, and inventor David Séchard. Continue reading

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“Gobseck”, analysis of the novella by Honore de Balzac

The novella “Gobseck” was written by Honore de Balzac in January 1830, is part of the series The Human Comedy and belongs to Scenes from Private Life. The main characters in it are the old usurer Gobseck, Derville and the count family of Resto. Continue reading

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“Father Goriot”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

The novel “Father Goriot” was written by Honore de Balzac in 1832, published in 1834-1835, and subsequently entered the cycle of essays, bearing the title “The Human Comedy” (1815-1848). The central theme of the work was sincere fatherly love, which did not find a place in the corrupted Parisian society. Continue reading

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“A Woman of Thirty”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

The novel “A Woman of Thirty” was created by Honore de Balzac for five years, from 1829 to 1834. Initially, each of the parts of the work was a separate story. Later, the writer combined them into one at the expense of the central female character, the Marquise of Julie D’Aiglemont. Continue reading

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