You might think that writing an essay about love is something that is reserved perhaps for an English class, in which love is a common theme in literature. Not so! When you get into college, you will find that this concept is woven into many other courses in which you will be enrolled.
Writing an essay about college is a chance to be candid, humorous, or emotional. Every August, thousands upon thousands of kids head off to college, full of wonder, ideals, and excitement about entering this new chapter of their lives.
If you are enrolled in an English literature course, you will undoubted study Alexander Pope. He wrote poetry during the period that has come to be known as the Enlightenment, a time when there was great emphasis on return to the science and reason of the ancient classical civilizations, namely Greek and Roman.
A Shakespearian tragedy is studied every year in high school English courses, and, if you take an English literature course in college, you will encounter one or more too. If you major in literature, you will probably read most all of them again. A Romeo and Julie essay will be inevitable at some point.
At first reading, The House on Mango Street does not seem to be much more that a “coming of age” book, so many of which have been written. A young Latino pre-teen is struggling to find her identity within her family and community in a poor Latino neighborhood in Chicago. In her struggles she vacillates between friendships with the much less mature girls.
What does responsibility mean to you? This could easily be the topic of a definition essay in an English comp course. And we use the term so loosely, that a clear definition is often mired in in judgment, criticism, and argument. But all of this looseness gives the opportunity for lots of essay assignments in lots of different courses, and they can all be interesting to write.
Growing up during the Depression in the South, Flannery O’Connor was fascinated with many of the antiquated social customs of Southern lifestyles and, as well, had a rather continuing desire to understand her Catholic faith. Even her early writing as a teenager seemed to revolve around these two themes. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is one of her later writings, but still she chose the same themes and settings – a type of literature that came to be known as “Southern Gothic.”
Lorraine Hansberry, author of the play, A Raisin in the Sun, grew up on the Southside of Chicago, an all-black neighborhood. Events of her life impacted everything she wrote. When her well-educated parents moved the family to a white neighborhood, they faced the wrath and legal action by those residents.