Irony in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”


Make children into food items to fix the "Irish problem" and any other issue with the poor. These were the proposed actions made by Jonathan Swift in "A Modest Proposal." A quintessential piece of irony, this piece was written by a man that 300 years ago equated the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.... Continue Reading →

Sexuality in Turn of the Screw


The speculations of sexual depravity and abuse have always been at center stage at in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.  Read further on what sexual hysteria, a condition which Alice James (Henry's sisters) also suffered.

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