Get a Free Essay From...

Through the Wardrobe
Through the Wardrobe
In Pursuit of Spenser
Star Wars on Trial
The Psychology of Harry Potter

Today's Free Essay

Available Until
Thu 5/31
Through the Wardrobe

Eating in Narnia

Or, Don't Bother Bringing the Sandwiches

by Diane Duaneon The Chronicles of Narnia

One thing a traveler among universes quickly discovers is that, in many of them, the food’s terrible.

This is at least partly a situational problem–a matter of perception. Normally, when people from Earth pass through other fictional universes, they’re not there for a pleasure cruise. Normally there’s a quest involved, so that they usually wind up running away from something (Orcs, unfriendly armies, assassins, eldritch monsters), hiding from something (ditto), or otherwise getting too preoccupied with local events to care much about the catering. While this is entirely understandable, it’s still unfortunate. Unless a given universe’s creator is kind to you, you will never have a chance to sit down and appreciate the local cuisine. Among the less kind (or lazier) creators, you’re likely to wind up eating nothing but the fantasy version of fast food: waybread. No matter what kind of valuable life lessons you might learn from such a … read more»

Recent Free Essays (Still Available!)

Available Until
Wed 5/30
Through the Wardrobe

King Edmund the Cute

by Diana Peterfreundon The Chronicles of Narnia

Let’s get it straight: I wasn’t sitting around writing “Diana Hearts Edmund” in my Trapper Keeper, but I had an enormous crush on Edmund Pevensie when I was a kid. When I admit that to people, then and now, I invariably get a reaction that’s halfway between bemused and appalled. … read more»

Available Until
Tue 5/29
In Pursuit of Spenser

Introduction: In Pursuit of Spenser

by Otto Penzleron the Spenser series

Apart from their affection for dramatic stories with the classic Greek arc of a beginning, middle, and end, aficionados of mystery fiction agree on virtually nothing. One significant exception to that generality is in the realm of the hardboiled private detective story, where there is virtually no disagreement that the … read more»

Available Until
Mon 5/28
Star Wars on Trial

Laziness Leads to Sloth, Sloth to Incompetence, Incompetence to Stupidity, and Stupidity to the Dark Side of the Force

by Nick Mamatason Star Wars

There are two main problems with the Star Wars films, which in turn lead to a more general problem with movies. The two problems specific to the films are as follows:

  1. Each episode subsequent to Episode IV renders the previous films increasingly nonsensical.
  2. Episodes I through III make episodes IV through VI … read more»
Available Until
Fri 5/25
The Psychology of Harry Potter

Using Psychological Treatment with Harry

by Neil Mulholland, Ph.D.on Harry Potter

I am a tremendous Harry Potter fan. As a reader, I revel in vicariously experiencing his triumphs and disasters and in imagining the adventures that this amazing young hero bravely jumps into while searching for his destiny. As a professional psychotherapist, though, it is even more intriguing to me to … read more»

Stay Updated

on our daily essay, giveaways, and other special deals

Our Books

Subscribe via RSS