Shakespeare's enduring popularity can be attributed to the breadth of genres he covered, the integration of his work into academia and the complexity and universality of his stories. Other popular writers cover comedies,... More »

William Shakespeare's works are still studied for a number of reasons. These include his ability to create a complex story, the range of emotions featured throughout his work and his ability to create multilayered charac... More »

Shakespeare is still relevant today because he is considered to be the greatest ever dramatist, prose writer and poet by many due to his rich language, complex characters and essential themes. The themes of treachery, ho... More »

William Shakespeare wrote a total of 38 plays over the course of his lifetime, which can be divided into the genres of tragedy, history and comedy. Nearly half of Shakespeare's plays were unpublished until around 1623, w... More »

The seven standards of literature are: artistry, intellectual value, spiritual values, suggestiveness, universality, style and permanence. While genre fiction may contain some of these things, writing that is considered ... More »

Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" explores the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship through the lens of young Jing-mei, the daughter of a Chinese immigrant mother named Suyuan. The novel tells of Jing-mei's struggles to find... More »

While the basic idea of fiction as fake and non-fiction as truth hold true for all genres, there are some that fall toward the middle of the strict contrast. For example, creative non-fiction involves real events, but de... More »