Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: An Eccentric Heroine
Eleanor is at once an elitist and also an outcast, which places her somewhere near Ignatius O’Reilly from Confederacy of Dunces.
Is Huck Finn Racist? Part IV
All this context will fall on deaf ears for those who cannot get past the admittedly jarring use of the racial slur.
Huck & Jim’s Friendship in Huck Finn
The more Jim is fully human, the less appropriate the n-word becomes, though that is Huck’s only frame of reference as a Southerner through which to regard Jim.
Satire & Vernacular in Huck Finn
In terms of craft, nonstandard dialect and irony are two of the weapons in Twain’s arsenal which make Huck Finn such a singular work of art.
Film Review: Sean Penn’s Into the Wild
Whereas in the book Christopher McCandless does not display any particular literary skill, in the film, Emile Hirsch’s Christopher McCandless is a veritable poet.
Into the Wild: Adolescent Angst Gone Wrong
In his moral fervor, Christopher McCandless thought he knew a better way of living than the rest of us.
The Call of the Wild: a Matter of Fact and Metaphor
Jack London’s experience in this “last great American gold rush” gave him the vantage-point to write such a compelling portrayal of the Alaskan subarctic.