Small Battle for Women’s Rights
Nowadays no one is surprised when women become presidents or prefer to earn money, while their husbands stay at home with children. Nevertheless, women in England in the 18th century could not even dream of proper education, not to mention such liberties. Though, of course, some of them were indignant at such unfairness and wanted changes.
Death in the Name of Fame
You can count on the fingers of one hand world writers who are able to compose a short story being emotionally and conceptually as valuable as a novel. One of them is Ambrose Bierce with his most valuable story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek, originally published in 1890.
We are Nothing Without Each Other
Sometimes even a glance can change someone’s life, not to mention our actions. Unfortunately, even now wealthy people strongly suppose that they have more rights and power than the lower-class members of society, but at the beginning of the 20th century this gap was even wider.
The three-act thought-provoking drama “An Inspector Calls” by J.B Priestly tells us a story about irresponsibility, lack of real trust and sincerity in the relations of people, especially if they belong to different social layers.
John Steinbeck packed his novel with a lot of emotions and backgrounds of people with different stories, lives and attitudes. The book narrates the reader a touching story of a friendship between two men during one of the most difficult times in the United States history – the time of the Great Depression in 1930s. Conjoined with the common dream to open their own farm, friends arrive to their new work place and start building up relationships with other workers.
“Of Mice and Men” is a practical and emotional illustration of America’s working class dreams and hopes and shocking reality and tragedy of people’s lives. Steinbeck creates a story based on the contrast between its main characters: physically strong and “simple” Lenny and more rational and proactive George, who supports and completes his friend and their joint “picture” in front of other workers at the farm. The book starts with the cross-country journey of friends in search of job, symbolical beginning that reflects the search for truth and justice in the Great Depression America.
Reading this book we first come across prologue and then the story begins with Elphaba’s Munchkinlander parents and the birth of Elphaba. The tale then reveals as she grows into a child, then a teen and as she joins the Shiz University.
Among the fellow students there is this snobbish and immaculate Glinda, the future Good Witch of the North, who Elphaba is compelled to share a room with. Despite of a bumpy beginning, these two become good friends in the course of time. As it turns out, Elphaba’s dependant sister, Nessarose, who will ultimately arise to be the Wicked Witch of the East, later joins them at Shiz University.