🇺🇸 American Literature Essay Examples and Topics

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story of Conflict and Madness

The Yellow Wallpaper is a story about a woman who is suffering from a mental illness. The story is narrated by the woman herself and it tells the tale of her descent into madness. The story highlights the different conflicts that the protagonist experiences during her illness, both knowingly and unknowingly. These conflicts include those with her husband, with her own mind, and with the wallpaper. All of these conflicts eventually lead to her death.

Why Cruz Should Remain in Villa Hermosa: Improved Living Conditions and Basic Services

In the essay “Even the Saints Cry” by Oscar Lewis, Cruz is a slum dweller who has to leave her home in Villa Hermosa because of the poor living conditions. However, in spite of the poor living conditions, Cruz does not want to leave Villa Hermosa because she has adapted to the life there and she knows that the government is able to provide basic services in Villa Hermosa. The essay discusses why Cruz should remain in Villa Hermosa and how the improved living conditions will make it easier for her to find a job and support her family.

Bi-Racial U.S.A. vs. Multi-Racial Brazil: Is the Contrast Still valid?

In his literature, Bi-Racial U.S.A. vs. Multi-Racial Brazil: Is the Contrast Still valid? Thomas E. Skidmore raises the issue of race relations difference in Brazil and the United States. He defines the conventional wisdom about these two countries’ race relations as the United States being bi-racial and Brazil beingmulti-racial. Skidmore goes against this claim and argues that both countries are actually multi-racial. The main evidence he uses to support his argument is the demographic data which, according to him, does not support the claim that Brazil is a country with just two races.

The Use of Symbolism in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”

This essay explores the use of symbolism in Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants.” The author argues that the abortion symbolizes the larger issue at hand, which is the relationship between the man and the woman. The essay also discusses how the setting and the characters are symbolic of the conflict between them.

A Bear Named Trouble: The Importance of Self-Worth, the Pain of Loss, and the Power of Empathy

“A Bear Named Trouble” is a children’s book appropriate for use by primary school students in grades four to five (8 and up). The book tells the story of a bear named Trouble who loses his best friend, a goose, and must deal with the pain of loss. Through the power of empathy, Trouble is able to help the other animals at the zoo where he lives and eventually find new friends.

The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau

This book is about the art of pilgrimage and how it can help us to see the world in a new way. Phil Cousineau teaches us that the first step to going on a successful pilgrimage is to change the way we see things. We need to pay attention to our surroundings and be more present in the moment. This book has definitely changed the way I see things and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about pilgrimage.

The Dark and Depressing World of Dystopian Literature

Dystopian literature is a subgenre of science fiction that deals with societies in which something has gone wrong. The genre is characterized by the contrast between the idealized world of the future and the grim reality of life in a society that has gone wrong. Dystopian literature often explores themes such as oppression, totalitarianism, environmental degradation, and other social ills.