📖 Literature Essay Examples and Topics

Fatalism in Fiction

This essay discusses three stories that all have a fatalistic element to them.

The Dangers of Technology: “Robot Dreams” and “I, Robot”

This essay discusses the central message in both Isaac Asimov’s short story “Robot Dreams” and Alex Proyas’ film I, Robot. In both cases, the underlying message is the same: we need to be careful about how much control we give to technology lest we lose control over it entirely.

The Metamorphosis: A Journey into the World of an Insect

The Metamorphosis is a story about the transformation of Gregor Samsa from a human being into an insect-like creature. The story highlights the importance of human connection and empathy, and serves as a warning against the dangers of social isolation and alienation.

The Use of Animal Imagery in Poetry

This essay looks at three poems that all contain animal imagery. The first poem, “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, uses animals to create a sense of surrealism and confusion. The second poem, “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, uses animals to symbolize different things. The third poem, “The Hunchback in the Park” by Dylan Thomas, uses animals to symbolize grace and redemption.

The Tulsa Race War: A Call for Change

The essay discusses the Tulsa Race War, one of the worst riots in American history. It describes the events leading up to the riot, the riot itself, and its aftermath. The essay also discusses the role of segregation in creating an environment where riots can occur.