Persuassive Writing

Dark Fiction

Dark and mature themes in young adult (YA) novels spark strong emotional responses — 3,651 controversial young adult novels were challenged between 1990 and 2010. More than 2,500 YA novels were protested against because of offensive language, and 723 due to religious viewpoint. The First Amendment guarantees that each of us has the right to […]


Power and the Comedy of Confusion In Midsummer Night’s Dream

In the opening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, conflict over marriage exposes the gender inequalities that lie at the heart of Athenian society. In Egeus’ domineering attitude towards Hermia, Shakespeare depicts the ways in which noblemen have control over females. In the introduction of a world in which humans and supernatural creatures co-exist, the play […]