Madame Bovary Summary

In the novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, a reader can find a love story and a story of lost illusions. Madame Bovary is a new type of realistic, socio-psychological novel. It became a prominent phenomenon in the development of world literature. The psychology of a writer is most evident in his ability to convey with the words barely perceptible emotional impulses and passionate movements of the characters. The main feature of Gustave Flaubert’s writing style is a deep analysis of heroes, the study of their souls and their feelings. His characters live in their own world, but each of them is endowed with their contradictory feelings. Flaubert gives special poetic features to his heroes, but he never separates them from the harsh truth of life. That is why his novel is still relevant nowadays and his characters can be seen today, and the reader may even find pieces of them in himself.

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – an outstanding American writer and a huge supporter of woman’s rights. The story is told from the first person in the form of a diary of a young lady, diagnosed with a mental disease and placed in a room with yellow wallpaper. The story was written by Gilman after she had postpartum psychosis, thus, it is considered to be semiautobiographical. The protagonist of the story symbolizes the struggle faced by women, who suffered discrimination and had no freedom of thought.

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The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Summary

Shirley Hardie Jackson is an outstanding American novelist and short story writer. Her life is deeply reflected in her writing. She wrote about everything that surrounded her and the way she perceived them. Jackson’s own life was not the cheerful mess that she described, but she wanted it to be. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a woman who wrote so charmingly of family life and so bleakly of life, in general, had a home life that was—at best—troubled.

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Hills Like White Elephants Analysis

Ernest Hemingway was an outstanding American journalist and writer of “lost generation”. All his literary works seem to be simple and easy to read, but on the other hand, they are full of hidden implications and inner meanings. The story Hills Like White Elephants is one of them. The short story itself is a conversation between a young man and his lady, but actually it reveals a spiritual tragedy of a young girl Jig – the fear of abortion and a possible loss of her beloved. 

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