The Namesake – Novel Summary

The ending of The Namesake brought everything full circle for the reader. It had mirror-like quality in the way things turned out. Gogol was single again and he was learning about his namesake and understanding his parents better. Moushumi and Gogols marriage ended in a way that seemed as if it was destined to fail Read More

Mount Pleasant by Marie-Louise Buxton

Mount Pleasant is a short story published in 2005 written by Marie-Louise Buxton, about a girl named Elizabeth, who with her parents and younger sister Lena, move to a town called Mount Pleasant. The story is written in first person narrative, from Elizabeth’s point of view. The text takes up themes such as gender differences, Read More

Summary of I Am the Messenger

The book begins with a bank robbery. Ed Kennedy, the protagonist, and Marv, his very stingy friend, are in the bank at the time. Neither of them take the gunman seriously, Ed just wishes he would hurry up, and Marv just wants to get out of the bank so that he can move his car Read More

The Men and the Monsters of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley, in her literary masterpiece, “Frankenstein,” begins by telling the story of scientifically inclined Victor Frankenstein and his family. While on a family vacation and eventually at the University of Ingolstadt, Victor’s interest in natural philosophy and chemistry was sparks to life. He spends the next several years researching a secret that is later Read More

The Wild Duck

The wild Duck 1885 is one of the most famous plays of Henrik Ibsen. It seemed to contradict one of the principal doctrines, which Ibsen had been preaching: the importance of ideals and the sin of compromise. The major theme of the play is realism vs. idealism. From the very first act, the antagonism between Read More