Linguistics & Literature

Women’s Role in Elizabethan and Jacobean Plays

Introduction The reign of James 1, was characterized by a growing ideological conflict regarding the personality and social role of women. For years, scholars were engaged in tense debates concerning the true nature of women. And the question that has constantly been asked was that, are women naturally good or...

Sociolinguistics. Online Activities and Thinking

Introduction In order to improve the skills in learning, majority of people have opted to use online learning. This is a journey to discover oneself and it assist to test the capacity of an individual to learn. It requires the individual to have inner motivation because one can become discouraged...

Kate Chopin: A Writer Ahead of Her Time

Introduction Kate Chopin was a female writer who stands out from the writers of her time for having addressed issues of women sexuality and conduct. Chopin lived in a period of time where women were expected to behave in a prescribed “proper” manner and their duties where generally limited to...

Frankenstein: The Story of a Monstrous Creation

The story of Frankenstein beholds elements such as secrecy, fears, ambitions, rejection, and thoughts of mere existence. The mixture of emotions and expressions which are quite close to human reality is a masterwork of Mary Shelley. The work had been written in the era of romanticism that made the acceptance...

Landscape in King Solomon’s Mines by Rider Haggard

Introduction Many fictions presented by British writers have used landscape as a theme that has a major role in the historical perspective of the people, especially Africans. In this dimension, it is critical to note that landscape represents more than a description of objective nature. It’s a way of viewing...

The Rosetta Stone Language Program Increase Second Language Acquisition

The process of acquisition English as the second language may be complicated by the ethnic diversity of the learners, depriving the educators of the opportunity to use the method of translation into the child’s mother tongue. Chomksy’s theory of Universal Grammar proved that disregarding the native language of the learner,...

Blended Language Learning

Background The topic of using the blended learning approach has become increasingly interesting for the scholars in the recent decades. The reasons for such conditions include the lack of research on this topic in previous time periods and the permanently growing role of this blended approach in the education of...

Language Choice of Intermarried Families in Japan

Language environment choice of bilingual families Although many children acquire one language at a time, children’s exposure to more than one language in their primary language acquisition has for centuries been the norm in many parts of the world. In particular, the Western worlds, greater mobility of people, and consequent...

“Fear and Loathing” in Las Vagas and “Fur and Loathing” in Los Vagas

Introduction This essay deals with the strange phenomenon being detected on the surface of a discursive layer presented in two quite contradictive “pieces of meaning” – the book “Fear and Loathing” by Thompson (Thompson, 1998) and ‘CSI: Crime and Investigation’ TV series “Fur and Loathing” (2000). I was stunned by...

Rwanda Genocide and Role of the United Nations

The autobiographical book “Shake Hands with the Devil. The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda”, written by Romeo Dellaire, describes the events, which took place in this country in 1994, commonly known as Rwanda Genocide. In particular, it explores the underlying causes of this catastrophe and the failure of the United...

“The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas Samuel Kuhn

Thomas Samuel Kuhn, an American intellectual is known for his extensive research in the philosophy of science, and his special contribution in developing important notions revolutionized the understanding and study of science after he wrote his best-known book, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (SSR) in 1962. In this book, Kuhn...

“Looking Backward: 2000–1887” by Edward Bellamy

Throughout history, mankind has attempted to discover the perfect means of social organization. The problem rests primarily in the fact that fallible human beings must be placed in positions of authority over other persons in order for society to work. This may be considered in the form of governmental organization,...

Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now” Film

In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the main character Marlow continuously calls into question the modern assumptions that are made by his listeners as well as his readers, blurring the lines between inward and outward, civilized and savage and, most especially, dark and light. The bulk of the book concentrates...

Genre Approach in Teaching of English Writing

Introduction Genre-based approach to teaching English writing is believed to be beneficial for those students who study English as a second foreign language. This paper will consider genre approach in more detail and concentrate on the positive impact of this approach on teaching English writing in Saudi Arabia; the application...

Criticism of the Poem by I. v. Goethe “Ganymede”

The world has remained engrossed over time by the myths and legends of ancient Greece. It would appear that every ancient civilization has its form of mythology, which loosely resembles one another. This fascination has infiltrated art, music, and literature over the centuries in all European civilizations. In Goethe’s case...

“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain

How does one define morality? Is it the standards set by society, or is it something that goes deeper than mere social customs to define one’s individual behavior? What happens to the individual who determines for himself whether to adhere to the social custom or the deeper internal sense when...

Locating Shakespeare’s Revisionist Perspective in Henriad

Deconstructing the Tutor Myth In Shakespeare’s time period, Tudor historians projected the authoritarian world they wished to build for themselves onto an imagined medieval past with only sketchy basis in reality when it suited their purposes. Shakespeare’s national story that has its start with Richard II and concludes with Henry...

John Donne’s Poems

Literature has long been acknowledged as not only an amusing past-time for the literate but also as a repository for the cultural, political and religious beliefs of the people who wrote and consumed it. Poetry is no exception to this rule. For example, the English Protestant Reformation that started under...

Comparison of Semantic Analysis Methods

Abstract In recent years, statistical methods have been widely used to analyze various aspects of language. More specifically, semantic analysis has been used to represent words, sentences, documents and other units in some form which conveys their meaning usefully. In this review, I propose to examine various unsupervised and data...

Contemporary British Poetry

Introduction Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Barry MacSweeney and Jeremy Halvard Prynne are an interesting representation of contemporary poets. ‘Contemporary’ is a term that has been used to define the age of modernism and postmodernism. A finer stratification of times will categorize poetic works of poets such as J. H. Prynne, Veronica Forrest...

“Oedipus the King” by Sophocles

The Greek artistic works in terms of cultural aspects are intrinsic and wonderful. The peculiarities of genre form and the performance, as it is, adored viewers much. The culture and the society at most points reflect each other. In other words, artists and creative people of the epoch describe the...

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño Review

Thesis The novel of one of the greatest Latin American writers “The Savage Detectives” displays a level of intertextual play, formal self-consciousness and standpoint diversity rivaling that of the most admired postmodern American writers, all while proficiently avoiding the stiff and ostentatious academicism to which John Barth and his gangs...

Primo Levi: Holocaust Writing

Introduction Most scholars define the Holocaust as the genocide of about 6 million Jews in various parts of Europe during World War II as key plank of the Nazi (Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party) under Hitler. Actually, the Nazis also persecuted and killed Soviet citizens, ethnic Poles, people with disabilities,...