Nagamandala Play by Girish Karnad Summary

In this short story, Girish Karnad narrates a love story between two women Rani and Nagamandala. The story is set in the Indian subcontinent of the early 20th century. The main character of the story, Rani lives in a house with her mother. She lives in a small room which is very close to the … Read more

The Accidental Tourist Short Summary in English

Introduction Travelling is a nightmare for the narrator who always messes things up while travelling. Travelling Mess The narrator feels surprised by seeing people do things that he cannot. He is forgetful and confused all the time. One day, when the narrator went on a trip to England along with his family. He had come … Read more

Beyond The Bayou & The Garden Party – A Comparative Study

BEYOND THE BAYOU by Kate Chopin and THE GARDEN PARTY by Katherine Mansfield are two of the most significant short stories in the history of English Literature. Both the stories portray post-war traumas, psychological conflicts, the hollowness of the society, Class conflicts, racism, interior monologues, nonlinear storytelling technique that make them modernist in approach and … Read more

The Happy Prince Themes by Oscar Wilde

Affection The central theme of the story is affection. The affection that the Prince feels for his people is taken forward by the Swallow. The affection between Swallow and the Prince develops into a full-blown romance. Even though the Swallow wants to leave the place, it is bound by this love and the growing warmth … Read more

The Happy Prince Analysis by Oscar Wilde

Symbolism The dead statue and lead heart are symbol of lifeless appearance. However, looks can be deceiving and we find the Prince more compassionate than  he was ever as living ruler. Reed is used as symbol of fleeting pleasures of material beauty. There is mention of foreign and exotic places like Egypt which are held … Read more

The Sermon at Benares Summary

Story of Buddha The story is based on the legend of Gautama Buddha who became an enlightened saint after years of contemplation and reflection. Born in a royal family he was given the name of Siddhartha. After getting married he became his household life however we were never satisfied. He was perturbed by the sights … Read more

The Selfish Giant Themes by Oscar Wilde

Arrogance The Giant represents the human vices of arrogance and greed. The Giant is proud of his garden and wants to enjoy it all on its own. He refuses even innocent children to enter it and find them annoying. Due to his heart filled with arrogance, he does not feel affection toward anyone and lives … Read more