This collection of essays covers various areas of literature from creative and mythic perspectives to symbolism, imaginations, movements and protests. The Cinderella story takes three outlooks to express more meaning. The thoughts and experiences of W. E. B Du Bois are explored from an imaging perspective. Virginia Wolf comes alive in a River of Consciousness. Ola Rotimi''s works speak out for social responsibility. Chinua Achebe and Fela Anikulapo Kuti respond to Revolutionary Consciousness creative "octaves." The dept of Zora Neale Hurston''s works resounds with social, spiritual, and anthropological values. Consciousness and social imagination is explored in a Victorian novel and a corresponding 20th century comparative assessment. Civilization is compared to a rape that is admissible because the victims are ignorant of the violation.