Literary Analysis Papers

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Kubla Khan has been presented to us, through its infamous preface, as a 'psychological curiosity' and not on any 'supposed poetic merits' . This profoundly affects the way the poem is read. A poem as a 'psychological curiosity' not only restructures our notions of what a poem is, it also destroys the constraints put upon the reader by a need for a purportedly 'objective' reading and gives free reign to the imagination. I will thus be putting forth a purely imaginative analysis of this hypnotical

Gilgamesh is described as two-thirds god and one-third human. His quest of immortality forms the crux of the story in the last three tablets of the epic of Gilgamesh. Though there are issues of continuity which have only been partially reconciled by later day historians and litterateurs alike, Gilgamesh who befriends Enkidu the wild beast turned human is devastated by the curse that takes away Enkidu to the Netherworld. After offering prayers to gods to walk with Enkidu in the Netherworld, Gilga

?A Country Doctor?, written in 1919 by Franz Kafka, is the tale of a rural physician whose ?night bell? alerts him to a house call from the family of an extremely ill patient. Starting with the death of his sole source of transportation- his horse- the night prior, this story follows the doctor as he undergoes a series of mishaps leading up to and including his visit to the patient?s home. The doctor starts his night in search of a horse for his 10-mile trek through a thick snow, and non

The opening of ?A Country Doctor? throws the reader into a turbulent, fast paced and anxious plot. The main character is already facing a dilemma; he needs to reach a sick patient, but his only horse died the previous night. We get a sense of what kind of character the doctor is, as he awaits for his serving girl to return with a horse, helpless and unsure, leaving the fate of the patient in another?s hands. This defeatist attitude is not what one might associate with a doctor, a person who work