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Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”

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In light of the infamous novel & movie titled The Help, I thought it relevant to revisit a classical work by an influential writer in his own time concerning the issues of black women in the earlier years of America.

 

Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”.

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Character Analysis: Catherine in Northanger Abby by Jane Austen

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One of my favorite novels by Jane Austen is Northanger Abby. And in that novel, Catherine is the epitome of the heroine looking for rationale in social conventions and challenging such conventions by following her heart.

Check out the character analysis here where I explain that innocence on social norms is not always a bad trait to have; actually it’s usually what changes the world around you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne & the Slavery Issue

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Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.

However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.

He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.

Read more of my analysis here.