The main theme established throughout Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice, the
prejudice towards the Jewish faith and the character Shylock is firmly established. These antiSemitic feelings are only furthered by Portias three caskets. The caskets represen
Gold: Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.
Prince of Morocco: All the world desires her. From the four corners of the earth they
come to kiss this shrine, this mortal breathing saint. The Hyrcanian deserts and the vasty
wilds of wide Arabia ar
There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens
men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars.
At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower o
Throughout Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet, there are eight deaths in total; and seven of
these could be blamed on Hamlet. Hamlet stabbed Polonius, then Ophelia and Laertes deaths are
indirectly caused by the death of their father. Rosencrantz and Guildenster
Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights, while poorly received in her own time, has become a
timeless classic. Her literary subtleties, the use of symbolism, the elaborate plotlines woven
through unique forms of narration are all factors in the longevity of this
Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold outlines the sequence of events that lead to the
death of the main character Santiago Nasar in a way that is designed to evoke further
contemplation of the idea of one's fate. Through the use of first person narrati
Fitzgeralds novel, The Great Gatsby, is a wonderfully descriptive and engaging narrative
that provides a social commentary on the American Dream that has remained prevalent today.
The American dream is based off of the idea that a man can become successfu
The corruption of the leading class is present in all societies. Humanity has always been
prone to diverting away from authoritarian rule. Whether in the aristocracy of the past or the
totalitarian governments of the modern world, this theme is repeated.