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"Hills like white elephants" symbolizes difference in perspectives

Rife with symbolism, Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants” focuses on men and women’s view on abortion. Though only implied, the flow of the conver

When Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” premiered in 1879, it caused great controversy for its content. A considerable number of viewers, critics, and moral authorities were outraged that the main character, Nora, should violate the sanctity of marriage and motherhood by abandoning her family. But while many felt indignant in the late 19th century, a close reading of the play today reveals that Ibsen’s work was ahead of its time. “A Doll’

Emily Dickinson is one of the most well-known poets of our time. Dickinson’s poetry encompassed many themes, such as nature, death, life, and spirituality. She is known for her unconventional style of writing that only became known to the wider public years after her death. Although her work was published posthumously, many of h