The Things They Carried – Bobby Jorgenson Character Sketch

In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien depicts contrasting attributes such as courage and fear to reveal the personality of the soldiers and other characters. Bobby Jorgenson is a good example of this. There are many situations that reveal both … Continue reading

A Farewell To Arms – Catherine Barkley

Ernest Hemingway’s book: “A Farewell to Arms,” tells the story of two people that fall in love during a time of darkness and pain. In this essay, we will be looking a bit closer to the certain aspects and traits … Continue reading

Nick Buckley: Character Sketch

Nick Buckley is a notably unique and unpredictable character in the novel, Peril at End House by Agatha Christie. She is an extremely skilled liar, which allows her to manipulate a genius detective. She is desperate for money, which causes … Continue reading

The Spy

  June 28, 1914, London   Mr. Hobbins is sitting in a cafe on Lancaster Avenue in London talking to himself.  He has just came back from Africa and is hungry for entertainment. He opens the Daily Mirror and reads: … Continue reading

Mary Anne Bell

Mary Anne Bell is one of the many complicated characters in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. She has a variety of characteristics, though three true traits are evident. Bell is deceptive, never really showing her true colours: tampering, … Continue reading

Frederica Rice in Peril at End House

Frederica Rice (Freddie) is often overlooked in the book by Agatha Christie, Peril at End House, but she plays a key role in solving the mystery. Freddie is overall very timid and fragile, though directly honest and does not hide … Continue reading

Tim O’brien’s Storytelling.

This is a very different way of approaching a storytelling, the way Tim O’Brien tells the different experiences from soldiers, to show the horrors of war and its effect on people. For example, Jimmy Cross felt guilty for the death … Continue reading

Dr. Jekyll vs Dr. Hyde: The Comparison

At first glance, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde seem to be different adaptations of a common storyline: a character warped by evil and clouded by his own selfishness. While both … Continue reading

Jungle Fever

Mary Anne Bell is the most significant female character in The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. This makes her particularly memorable, and of interest to female readers. Her descent into madness represents the fragility and superficial nature of relationships, … Continue reading

The character of Nick Buckley in “Peril at End House”.

Magdala “Nick” Buckley, to this writer, has to be one of the main characters,  if not the main character in the novel. This is because of the events that transpired from Nick Buckley’s character and personality. As we see in … Continue reading