“After the Ball”, analysis of the story by Leo Tolstoy

The story by Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy “After the Ball” is a bright protest against the unnaturalness of the inner world of a person who does not share good and evil. It is regret that it is impossible to find happiness in the world that generates this unnaturalness.

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“Childhood”, analysis of the novel by Leo Tolstoy

Childhood is a happy time in the life of every person. Indeed, in childhood everything seems bright and joyful, and any grief is quickly forgotten, as well as short resentment toward loved ones. It is not by chance that many works of Russian writers are devoted to this topic: “The childhood of Bagrov-grandson” by S. Aksakov, “Tyoma’s Childhood” by Garin-Mikhailovsky, “How the boys grew up” by E. Morozov and many other works.

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“Winter Dreams”, analysis of the story by Fitzgerald

Plot Summary

Winter dreams are considered to be one of Fitzgerald’s most accomplished short stories. Published in 1922, Winter Dreams is a play on the American Dreams ideal perpetuated in that era and is a study of class, aspirations and relationships and obsessions through infatuation. Continue reading

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“Gulliver’s Travels”, analysis of the novel by Jonathan Swift

“Traveling to some remote countries of the world in four parts: an essay by Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a captain of several ships” is the full title of a satirical novel, conceived by Johnathon Swift in 1720 and released in 1725-26.

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“Robinson Crusoe”, analysis of the novel by Daniel Defoe

One of the most famous English novels first saw the light in April 1719. Its full name is “Life, the extraordinary and amazing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a sailor from York, who lived 28 years in complete solitude on an uninhabited island off the coast of America near the mouths of the Orinoco river, where he was thrown by shipwreck, during which the entire crew of the ship, except him, died, outlining his unexpected release by pirates; written by himself “over time was reduced to the name of the protagonist.

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“Life is a Dream”, analysis of the play by Calderon

The famous play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca was first presented to the public in 1635. Created in the heyday of Spanish literature, it became one of the iconic works of its era. In it the playwright most fully revealed the true essence of human existence and nature. And he helped him in this, he developed a genre of religious and philosophical drama.

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“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

History

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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