Essay Samples

Being the most important writing task for college and university students, it is important to look through samples of essays to get a clear picture of how to write one on your own.

Why Cybernetic Prosthetics Have a Great Future

At present, the technological wonders people have read about in science-fiction literature are coming to life. Touchscreen cellphones, 3D-holograms, artificial intelligence, robots, and other novelties…

The Mystery of Lewis Carrol

When Charles L. Dodgson was born in January 1832, his paternal aunt wrote a letter to his parents, welcoming the “dear little stranger” and begging…

On Laziness

Original by Christopher Morley, with edits. Today, I intended to write an essay on laziness, but I was too indolent to do so. The sort…

The Birth of the Illuminati Conspiracy

At the beginning of 1797, John Robison was a man with a solid and long-established reputation in the British scientific establishment. He had been Professor…

Picturing Don Quixote

Four hundred years ago, on April 23, 1616, Miguel de Cervantes died. In the prologue to his posthumously published The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda,…

Robert Greene, the First Bohemian

The only known image of the dramatist, poet, pamphleteer, and initially unrepentant libertine Robert Greene is a woodcut from John Dickenson’s Greene in Conceipt, printed…

Was Charles Darwin an Atheist?

The religious views of Charles Darwin, the venerable Victorian naturalist and author of the Origin of Species (1859) never cease to interest modern readers. Bookshops…

Loss of Speech Through Isolation

One summer during the World War at War Camp Community Service, I was in charge of a playground in West Virginia. Standing out conspicuously in…

History of the Oscars

Hollywood produces dozens, if not hundreds, of movies annually. Although a significant part of them is meant solely for entertainment and possess little-to-no artistic value,…

What Coca-Cola Does to Your Health

What is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the world, after tea? Obviously, Coca-Cola. Wherever you go to, you will see commercials advertising it; whatever…

Ultimate Chess Match

I was the fool at school, a member of the “dumb class,” the mentally challenged. I was branded as incompetent in a politically correct way:…

Why Surrogacy Should Be Illegal

Parenthood is one of the most challenging responsibilities a human being can ever bear. It is also one of the biggest joys a family can…

The Zika Virus

Every year, international media outlets launch new informational campaigns dedicated to new diseases–usually viral–that are expected to threaten the health of people all over the…

Why Email Spam Should Be Outlawed

Apart from the numerous benefits and conveniences people around the world can enjoy due to the Internet, there are also multiple drawbacks. Not all of…

Psychological Effects of Having an Abortion

Although public morals has become more flexible and indulgent in the 21st century compared to previous epochs, there are still questions and moral problems which…

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