Research Papers on All Literature

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  • Learned Gender

    This paper uses Deirdre N. McCloskey’s book “Crossing: A Memoir” to explore the idea that gender can be learned. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Moral and Ethical Principles Learned from The Odyssey

    This 3 page paper discusses three moral and ethical ideas we can find in The Odyssey. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Experiencing and Learning About Life in Candide by Voltaire

    In a report consisting of five pages this paper discusses how the theme of experience being the greatest life teacher is represented throughout Candide by Voltaire. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Emerging Victorious Over Evil in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita

    In five pages this paper examines how evil is conquered by Margarita and Ivan in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. Four other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

    In four pages this novel is discussed in terms of its various levels and parallels that exist throughout. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alfred de Musset's Confession d'Enfant du Siecle and A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov

    This research report looks at both of these works. Autobiographical information is noted in each. This eleven page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Supernatural and Dreams in The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

    In five pages this paper considers how the supernatural and dreams are referenced in these literary works. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Don't Bother Me, Mom, I'm Learning by Marc Prensky

    In three pages this paper discusses how young people can be enticed to learn through the use of computer games. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Knowledge and the Courage of Learning

    In five pages this essay discusses education's purpose and the advantages of living in a society where knowledge is freely accessed with the Little Chinese Seamstress and Balzac by Dai Sijie referred to in this consideration. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Feminist ideology in The Yellow Wallpaper by Gilman

    A paper which argues that although Gilman's narrative is primarily concerned with the oppression of women leading to mental deterioration, it does not qualify as a genuine manifesto of feminism because the author herself was not fully aware of the ramifications of feminist ideology. This five page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee

    In seven pages the Americanization theme of Jasmine is discussed within the context that illegal immigrants are seldom assimilated into American culture. There are no ohter sources cited.

  • Sexuality in Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston

    This paper examines the sexuality featured in this 1948 final novel by Zora Neale Hurston in five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Raymond Carver's 'So Much Water So Close to Home'

    In five pages this short story is analyzed in terms of setting and character development. There is no bibliography included.

  • Thomas Hardy and George Moore's Victorian Fiction and Naivete

    In five pages this research paper examines the naivete of the protagonists in Esther Waters by George Moore and Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy resulting from Victorian social conventions. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    In 5 pages this paper discusses how women's power is represented in the author's thematic employment of domesticity. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse

    In seven pages this paper examines the perceptions regarding the Hiroshima atomic bombing of August 1945 as presented in this gripping novel by Masuji Ibuse. There are no other sources listed.

  • Rights for Women in the 19th Century Play A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

    In 9 pages the feminist manifesto characteristics of this social drama by Henrik Ibsen are analyzed. There are 3 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Thanatopsis' by William Cullen Bryant

    In six pages this once influential poem is examined in terms of its celebration of nature's solace triumphing over death fears that appealed to a nation distancing itself from Puritanism's harsh teachings. There are 7 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • A Comparison of Culture in Colored People by Henry L. Gates Jr. and Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

    An 8 page essay analyzing the cultural distinctions that become readily apparent when reviewing these books. 6 sources.

  • A Review of Pat Conroy's Novel, 'The Water is Wide'

    This 5 page paper reviews the experiences of educator and author Pat Conroy during his efforts to educate a group of illiterate students on a deserted island known as Yamacraw, which is located off South Carolina's coast. There are no additional bibliographic sources cited.

  • Purity, Childhood, and Sexuality in Colette's The Pure and The Impure and Andre Gide's The Counterfeiters

    The themes of purity, childhood, and sexuality are explored in this paper consisting of five pages as they are reflected in the two texts. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • An Analysis of Mishima's Patriotism and Manifesto

    This paper examines these two works by Mishma. This ten page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Timothy Egan's The Good Rain

    In four pages the author's exploration of the Pacific Northwest is the focus of this text summary.

  • The Symbolism of Rain in Hemmingway's A Farewell to Arms

    A 5 page exploration of Hemmingway's utilization of natural elements as symbols for human emotion. The universal themes of sorrow, death, disaster, and love in particular are frequently represented by rain. 1 source is listed.

  • A Review of I Am Rene Espronceda de la Barca

    A 5 page review of the short story that was included in the book And We Sold the Rain.The three mysteries presented by the author are analyzed. 1 source.

  • An Analysis of Charlottes Web By E.B. White

    This 5 page essay reviews this phenomenally popular childrens book about a learned spider and a young pig. 3 sources.

  • The Rain God: A Desert Tale Viewed Critically

    Arturo Islas' The Rain God: A Desert Tale raises important issues. This paper looks at them, the roles of the major characters, and the point the author was trying to make with them. This paper has five pages and only the primary source is used.

  • Water Natural Symbolism in The Seaside Houses and Goodbye, My Brother by John Cheever

    In seven pages the power of the water symbolism employed by John Cheever in these two literary works is analyzed. There are no other sources listed.

  • Mary Aswell Doll's Curriculum Philosophies in Like Letters in Running Water

    In four pages this text featuring the curriculum philosophies of Mary Aswell Doll is reviewed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'The Rains Came' and 'Memoirs of a Female Physician'

    This paper consists of 5 pages and compares how women's roles are portrayed as well as a depictionof their social place in a patriarchal culture in this comparative analysis. There are 2 bibliographic sources.

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    In five pages this paper considers the fairytale aspects of this novel by Laura Esquivel. There are no other sources listed.

  • Symbolism of the Coyote in The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

    In six pages this paper discusses how in The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, the coyote symbolism reflects how illegal immigrants are regarded by Americans. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • James McBride's The Color of Water and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

    A thematic comparative analysis of these novels is presented in five pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Anita Shreve's The Weight of Water

    Anita Shreve's novel The Weight of Water is analyzed in terms of themes, plot, characters, narration, historical accuracy, and style of writing in seven pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Character Comparison of James and Ruth in The Color of Water by James McBride

    In two and a half pages the son and mother are contrasted and compared as they are represented in this autobiographical work. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Christine in Michael Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

    Christine and acceptance is examined in this character and thematic analysis of the novel by Michael Dorris in two and a half pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Stylistic Techniques of Irvine Welsh in Acid House and Trainspotting

    In five pages this essay examines 4 brief episodes from these works in a consideration of Welsh's style of writing. There are no other sources listed.

  • Character Analysis of Nadine in the Short Story 'Water Child'

    Nadine's isolation and the effects of her baby's loss are examined in this character analysis of 'Water Child' that consists of three pages. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • A Comparison of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and The Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris

    This 5 page paper compares Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye with Michael Dorris' The Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The writer argues that the characters in both works share an exhausting inner struggle with their sense of self-loathing. The bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Lessons in Billy Budd and Antigone

    In three pages this essay argues that ignoring humanitarian issues places society in peril and uses examples from Herman Melville's Billy Budd and Sophocles' Antigone to support this thesis. There are no other sources listed.

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker and the Themes of Sexuality and Perversity

    In four pages this paper discusses how sexuality and perversity themes were developed through the author's uses of recurrent imagery, event repetition, and character doubles in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There are no other sources listed.

  • Rain of Scorpions by Trambley

    In seven pages this paper discusses how the author uses characterization in the 1975 text Rain of Scorpions. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Setting and Theme in The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Marmon Silko

    In four pages this short story by Leslie Marmon Silko is examined in an analysis of its setting and theme. There are no other sources listed.

  • Passages Compared in Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

    In three pages this essay compares 2 of the passages featured in Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor. There are no other sources listed.

  • Comparison of Minfong Ho's Rice Without Rain and The Clay Marble

    In four pages these two novels that feature Southeast Asian female protagonists during the 1970s and '80s are contrasted and compared. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Water Imagery in She's Come Undone

    In five pages the water images in this text are analyzed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Story Significance of Joyce Carol Oates's 'Black Water'

    The story importance of Joyce Carol Oates' 'Black Water' is considered in three pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Literature and Life

    A 3 page paper which examines Arnold Weinstein’s thesis, in his book “A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life,” which indicates that literature provides us information regarding human conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dyson: Come Hell or High Water

    This 3 page paper discusses the concept of framing as explained by Michael Eric Dyson in his book “Come Hell or High Water,” and shows how that concept was used to denigrate blacks in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Submissive Characters In Children's Literature: Influence Upon Self-Perception In Female Children

    6 pages in length. Children's literature is replete with visual imagery of worlds that exist beyond reality's realm; to equip a child with a story that takes her outside her established precepts is to fortify that young mind with additional learning tools for life. However, not every lesson learned within the pages of children's literature is of a positive nature, inasmuch as some messages drive home antiquated gender identity roles that impose significantly distorted perceptions upon naïve and vulnerable readers. When cast as submissive characters by virtue of their gender, children are taught that such famous "people" as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty represent how women are expected to be in the real world; without benefit of truly understanding the fantasy component of children's literature, they take with them these skewed perceptions and unknowingly incorporate them into their own psychological development. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Themes in The Dragon's Village

    This 3 page paper examines this work that centers on the transition in China during the era of land reform under the Communists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Report: “Teaching the Elephant to Dance”

    This 4 page paper reports on the book “Teaching the Elephant to Dance” by James A. Belasco. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Methodology of Anna Julia Cooper

    This research paper, first of all, introduces Cooper as an African American educator during the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries and then briefly describes her methodology of teaching. Three pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • A Look at James and Ruth in The Color of Water

    Similarities and differences in the characters of James and Ruth are explored. There are three sources cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Turning Point for James McBride, Within the Color of Water

    This 5 page paper gives an explanation of a part of the book The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. This paper includes what life events caused James to change his life for the better. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    In five pages this paper discusses the various themes of man and family, man and nature, and endurance as they relate to The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and also presents a character comparison between George featured in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. There are no other sources listed.

  • Religious Thematic Analysis of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    In seven pages this research paper discusses The Grapes of Wrath in a thematic analysis of the portrayal of religion and sin in a character consideration of Uncle John Joad and Jim Casy. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Maycomb Setting and Courtroom in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    The impact of Maycomb upon the courtroom is the focus of this analysis of the importance of setting in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee consisting of five pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Analysis of My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell

    In five pages this research paper discusses the 1858 novel by Elizabeth Gaskell in an analysis of the title protagonist.

  • Sexuality and Language in Candide by Voltaire

    In five pages this essay considers the relationship between sexuality and language that exists throughout Candide by Voltaire. There is no bibliography included.

  • Themes of Money and Sex in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary

    In three and a half pages a critical analysis of the observation 'Sex lies at the base of what happens: Along with money it is the key to the conflicts of the novel, an sexual and economic life are so intimately interwoven that one cannot understand the one unless one understands the other' as it pertains to this 1857 novel is presented. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slave Narratives and Virtue in the Works of Harriet Ann Jacobs and Harriet Wilson

    In 10 pages this paper discusses how virtue is depicted in the slave narratives Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs and Our Nig by Harriet Wilson. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Self Identity and Doug Coupland's Shampoo Planet

    In five page this paper describes the book's identity search them and also analyzes its setting, characters, and symbolism. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing Salinger's Catcher with Lee's Mockingbird

    This essay contrasts and compares J.D. Salinger's coming of age novel Catcher in the Rye with Harper Lee's account of a Southern childhood, To Kill a Mockingbird. The writrer addresses tone, plot, characterization and themes of each work and how Salinger and Lee manipulate these elements to how their characters make major life decisions. This five page paper has no other sources in the bibliography.

  • Works of Tennessee Williams and the Theme of Sexuality

    In five pages this paper discusses how sexuality is thematically portrayed in Tennessee Williams' short story 'Desire and the Black Masseur' and in the play The Glass Menagerie. There are no other sources cited.

  • Harry Potter's Adult World

    In 6 pages this paper examines the very adult quest of a hero in the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Psychosocial Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    In eleven pages this paper examines Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird from a psychosocial analytical perspective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    In four pages this paper defends the book fundamentalist Christians demanded be banned as a valuable text. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Golems and Androids Joseph and Yod in Snow in August by Pete Hamill and Marge Piercy's He, She, and It

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares the golem and android featured in these works by Pete Hamill and Marge Piercy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Golden Age Comedy of Voltaire And Moliere

    For many historians, the comedy styles and content of the works of Moliere and Voltaire represent the pinnacle of 18th century French work. This paper examines their use of satire, and explains why the very timeliness that made them so popular has made it difficult to translate to modern audiences.This paper has five pages and nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Harper Lee

    In six pages this paper discusses author Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Emma by Jane Austen and the Film Clueless

    In five pages cultural expectations and social norms in the novel Emma by Jane Austen and the film Clueless are compared. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and its Social Commentary

    The social commentary by author John Steinbeck in his novel The Grapes of Wrath is examined in five pages.

  • Literary Analysis of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

    This paper examines the dual plots in this literary analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee consisting of five pages. There are no other sources cited.

  • 'Beowulf' and J,K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    In five pages this paper examine the connections between these works along with character similarities between Beowulf and Harry Potter. Two other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Male Characters in Emma by Jane Austen

    In eight pages this essay assesses the maturation or lack thereof of male characters Elton, Churchill, and Knightley in Emma by Jane Austen. There are no other sources listed.

  • A Review of Coyote Blue

    A 5 page review of the book by Christopher Moore. This essay focuses on character Sam Hunter and his views on the importance of rightousness. 2 sources.

  • Comparing Kate Chopin Tales 'The Story of an Hour' and 'Desiree's Baby'

    In seven pages the ways in which these short stories represent the author's life, serve as pioneering feminist texts as well as powerful social critiques in their portrayals of oppression and gender stereotypes. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Principle Theme of Antigone by Sophocles

    In five pages this essay examines the conflict between loyalty to the state and to family as it is thematically portrayed in the tragic play Antigone by Sophocles. There are no other sources listed.

  • Edgar Allan Poe's 'Fall of the House of Usher,' Art and Literature

    In five pages this paper discusses the house featured in Poe's short story in an examination of how it is artistically presented with such literary works as 'The Haunted Palace' considered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography..

  • Literature and Sex

    In five pages this paper discusses how sexual rendezvous are featured in Love, Honor, Valour by McNally, Mourning Becomes Electra by O'Neill, and Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Women as Viewed by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen

    This paper contrasts and compares the views of women featured in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and Emma by Jane Austen in five pages. Two other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparison of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Emma by Jane Austen

    In five pages the similarities of these novels are compared in terms of how they reflect their time periods, how the female protagonists were ahead of their times, and how class conventions were responsible for dictating both marital compatibility and gender roles. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sexuality as Depicted in Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    In four pages this paper compares how the author depicted sexuality in each of these novels. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The God of Small Things and Sexual Transgression's Dark Reality Symbolism

    In three pages this paper examines the dark reality that is symbolized by sexual transgression in this analysis of The God of Small Things. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • A 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Excerpt

    Contemporary childhood truths are related to a passage of J.K. Rowling's modern day classic novel. There are no other bibliographic sources listed..

  • Motivations Behind the Banning of Books

    In eight pages the sexual, political, and social reasons for book banning are discussed within the context of the banned books Judy Blume's 'Then again Maybe I Won't,' Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' and John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.' Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Justifying Banning Books for Children That Feature Homosexual Parents

    This is a paper containing nine pages that asserts homosexual parents are not able to sufficiently guide heterosexual children or properly tend to their needs and so banning books for children that feature these parenting units is justified. There are ten bibliographic sources cited.

  • Sexuality and Young Women in Sleeping Beauty by Rosario Ferre and Wild Swans by Alice Munro

    In three pages this paper examines social perceptions regarding the sexuality of young women as depicted in these texts. There is one other source cited in the bibliography.

  • Anne Rice's Writings and Sexuality

    In ten pages this paper discusses how sexuality is thematically portrayed in the vampire novels of Anne Rice. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke, Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Class

    In four pages the ways in which the theme of class is depicted in these works are compared. There are no other sources listed.

  • A Character and Thematic Comparison of Desiree's Baby and Antlers

    In a paper consisting of four pages these works by Chopin and Bass are compared with a consideration of the sexual morals and gender roles reflected in each of the story's respective societies. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter

    In seven pages this essay considers how Lewis Carroll's text and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone fairytale fantasies, comparing and contrasting these works. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Excerpt from The Silent Partners by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

    In five pages this paper examines the excerpt entitled 'Working Conditions' from the text The Silent Partner by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.

  • Gold and Bettelheim: Fairy Tales

    This 4 page paper is a reaction to articles by Kari Gold and Bruno Bettelheim, in which the authors discuss fairy tales. The paper argues that Gold's approach is more accessible than Bettelheim's, who tends to go deeper into psychological examination of the stories than is supported by the text. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Management/Labor Conflict in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    This 3 page paper argues that Steinbeck's purpose in writing "The Grapes of Wrath" was to illustrate the way in which management exploits labor, and he did it by creating a protagonist (Tom Joad) who changed from a disinterested person to a man committed to organizing labor. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • O. Henry/Gift of the Magi

    A 5 page essay that discusses the career of William Sydney Porter, who is better known by his pseudonym of “O. Henry,” a man who is one of America’s most prolific writers of the short story genre (O. Henry, Writer). Over the course of his career, O. Henry wrote roughly 600 short stories, which were published in 14 volumes (William Sydney Porter). A master of suspense, O. Henry portrayed the lives of ordinary people, but would typically use a plot twist that gave his stories a characteristic sense of irony (O. Henry). It is O. Henry’s trademark sense of irony that gives one of his best known stories, “The Gift of the Magi,” its grace and meaning. The paper focuses on discusses this story. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homsexuality in Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms

    A 3 page paper which examines whether or not the protagonist in Truman Capote’s novel Other Voices, Other Rooms was a blossoming homosexual. Bibliography lists 1 additional source.

  • The Need for Hard-Back Books

    A 3 page essay that discusses why hard-back books are better than reading books online. Reading a book is not the same as reading text on a computer screen. This is true for several reasons. First of all, there is the immediacy of hard-back book, as everything the reader needs is there, at the fingertips. There is also the factor of portability, that is, not everyone has a laptop or a book reader. Also, there is the problem of copyright and issues pertaining to access, which seem likely to continue to constitute obstacles to Internet access to recent books. Taking these points individually, the value of hard-back books is self-evident. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Protagonists: Twain, Austen, and Potok

    A 4 page paper which examines the role of the protagonist in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Emma by Jane Austen, and My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Laura, In Williams’ Glass Menagerie

    A 3 page essay that discusses the character of Laura from Tennessee Williams’ poignant play “The Glass Menagerie.” There are a number of similarities between Laura Wingfield and the small glass animals that she collects. As with her small glass animals, Laura is fragile, both in health and temperament. Also, like her animals, which are a beautiful expression of art, Laura herself has an ethereal beauty. This metaphor also connects Laura with nature as the shapes of her glass suggest the natural world, which is distant from the play’s urban setting. As this suggests, the glass menagerie itself can be viewed as a metaphor for understanding Laura’s inner nature and Romantic beauty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    A 4 page paper which examines the journey of the hero in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality in the Work of Crane and Wharton

    A 3 page paper which compares sexuality in Stephen Crane’s novel Maggie and Edith Wharton’s novel Summer. No additional sources cited.

  • Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

    In 25 pages the themes of the caste system of India, love, and death are analyzed within the context of Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Lacking Conviction in Sexual Intimacy in "Sex without Love" by Sharon Olds and "Lust" by Susan Minot

    A comparative analysis of this short story and poem focuses upon the emotional detached ways in which sex is now regarded by young people in a paper consisting of 3 pages. No other bibliographic sources are cited.

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

    This essay draws upon secondary resources to discuss the imagery, symbolism and themes of Philip K. Dick's class SF novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Seven pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Picture Book on Autism

    This book review is on Amanda D. Tourville's My Friend Has Autism, which is illustrated by Kristin Sorra. An informative, sensitive book for ages 5 and up, the writer describes the book and discusses its use in the classroom. Three pages in length, only the book is cited.

  • The Golden Ass and Roman Society

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at the Golden Ass. The novel is examined for its treatment of Roman society. Paper uses one source.

  • The Cave by Jose Saramago

    This essay pertains to The Cave by Jose Saramago and presents the interpretation that the author stresses the similarities between the Center, a huge commercial shopping complex, and the allegory presented in Plato's cave. The writer feels that Saramago is arguing that life within the Center is no more real than the flickering shadows that constituted reality in Plato's cave. Three pages in length, only the novel is cited.

  • "American Gods" and Dichotomy

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at Gaiman's "American Gods". The dichotomy between old and new gods in the text is shown to be false, and the social import is explicated. Paper uses two sources.

  • Death and Dying: Final Gifts Reaction Paper

    This 4 page paper gives an overview of the book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. This paper includes a summary, analysis, and an evaluation of the book and the concept of dying. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Egg Trick Failure in 'The Egg' by Sherwood Anderson

    In three pages this paper discusses how failure is represented in the father's inability to do the egg trick in 'The Egg.' One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • A comparison between the main characters in Jane Eyre and Antonia

    This paper considers the similarities and differences between Jane in Jane Eyre, and Antonia in My Antonia by Cather. This eight page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Historical Significance of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad II

    In five pages the twentieth century relevance of Heart of Darkness is considered in this historical perspective of Joseph Conrad's novel.

  • Analysis of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    In nine pages Marlow's characterization is the primary focus of this analysis of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

  • Guidance of the Angel Raphael in Paradise Lost by John Milton

    In ten pages this paper analyzes the guide role of the angel Raphael in the epic poem Paradise Lost by John Milton.

  • Every Man in His Humor and Every Man Out of His Humor by Ben Jonson

    In ten pages this research paper analyzed the life and two works of celebrated Shakespearean era playwright Ben Jonson. There are more than eight sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Epic of Gilgamesh and Dream Interpretation

    In five pages dreams are discussed and the dream featured in Gilgamesh is interpreted. There is no bibliography included.

  • Works of Sophocles and Homer and the Gods

    In five page this paper considers Gods and their roles in ancient Greek society and literature in a consideration of a passage from History by Thucydides, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' by Homer. There are no other sources listed.

  • Carl Jung's Possible Influence on Grimm's Fairy Tales

    This paper proposes the possibility that the Grimm's fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, was influenced by Jung's theories of the collective unconscious. The author discusses the make up of the psyche as wel as Jung's archetypes of the self, the shadow, and the god-image. This 8 page paper has 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

    In six pages the saga of the sisters Mirabal during the Dominican Republic of the Thirties is examined within the context of this novel by Julia Alvarez. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Indian Culture and the River Sutra's Healing Powers

    In four pages this Indian myth is revealed as being more fiction than based in fact. There are no other sources cited.

  • Real Life Explored in Thomas Wolfe's 1929 Novel Look Homeward, Angel

    In six pages this paper examines how the author reflected on his childhood and adolescent experiences in an analysis of Look Homeward, Angel. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Elizabethan Drama and the Role of Chrisopher Marlowe

    In 8 pages Elizabethan drama is considered in terms of the influence of British dramatist Christopher Marlowe. There are 7 bibliographic sources cited.

  • African American Theater and Blues and the Influential Works of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes

    In ten pages this paper contrasts and compares the influence of these authors upon African American theater and blues in an analysis of such works as Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and 'How It Feels to be Colored' and Hughes' 'Po' Boy Blues' and 'The Weary Blues.' Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature and the Influence of Sir Isaac Newton

    In eight pages this paper examines how literature was influenced by the concepts developed by Sir Isaac Newton. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religion and a Samurai's Life in Musui's Story

    In five pages this paper analyzes society and religion as they pertain to Musui's Story.

  • Survival Stories of Jack London

    In five pages this paper discusses how Jack London successfully applied the Social Darwinism concept of 'survival of the fittest' to humans and animals in his novels The Sea Wolf, White Fang, and Call of the Wild. There are no other sources cited.

  • Theodore 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel

    In five pages Dr. Seuss's children's books are examined in terms of the messages that are contained within 2 of the texts. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Happy Warrior' as Embodied by Beowulf

    In five pages this quote 'Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he that every man in arms should wish to be? It is the generous spirit, who, when brought upon the plan that pleased his childish thought: Whose high endeavors are an inward light that makes the path before him always bright: Who, with a natural instinct to discern what knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn' is considered in a discussion of how Beowulf represents the embodiment of the happy warrior. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Iron Heel by Jack London

    In four pages this paper discusses the 'manuscript' of Avis Everhard the narrator uncovered with 2 labor revolution interpretations presented in this story by Jack London.

  • Life and Writings of Dr. Seuss

    Theodor Seuss Geisel's life and writings are examined in an overview consisting of five pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'The Iron' Heel' of Jack London

    This paper consists of a four page analysis of this Jack London story about 2 different versions of the same labor revolution.

  • Themes in 'To Build a Fire' by Jack London

    In five pages this paper discusses the themes of life and death evoked by Jack London in his short story 'To Build a Fire.' Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens and the Significance of Landscape

    This analysis of Hard Times by Charles Dickens focuses upon landscape's significance in five pages.

  • Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Women's Roles

    Women's roles and their stereotypes are the focus of this analysis of The Color Purple by Alice Walker consisting of seven pages.

  • Short Stories by Jack London and the Weather Protagonist

    This paper examines how the weather or Mother Nature functions as a protagonist in Jack London's stories 'Love of Life' and 'To Build a Fire' in eight pages. Eight other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Timai, Aphrodite and Demeter's Homeric Hymns

    In five pages timai or power is analyzed within the context of Demeter and Aphrodite's Homeric Hymns. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ahab and Faustus, Deals with the Devil Seen in Melville and Marlowe

    This paper examines how literary characters of Ahab, in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, and Faustus, in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus sell their souls to the devil. This five page paper has no bibliography.

  • Animals in the Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm

    In six pages this paper analyzes the animal symbolism evident in the Brothers' Grimm stories Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog King, and Cinderella. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Herakles Presentation by Playwrights and Artists

    In fourteen pages this paper explores the Greek God Herakles and whether or not his image is consistently portrayed by artists and playwrights.

  • Flawed Hero Victor Frankenstein

    In five pages this paper considers whether Victor Frankenstein, the protagonist of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein should be interpreted as a human being with flaws or as heroic in action. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    A 5 page essay exploring Weldon's characterization and themes surrounding the thematic element of race. An emphasis is placed on the mother's influence on her son's life. 2 sources are listed.

  • The Color Purple and Catcher in the Rye Compared

    The Color Purple by J.D. Salinger and The Color Purple by Alice Walker both feature teenagers as their main characters. This paper compares and contrasts the two authors and works in terms of plot and growth of the characters.This paper has five pages and no additional sources are listed.

  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens and its Biblical Theme

    In six pages this opening chapter of Hard Times by Charles Dickens is the primary focus on this analysis of the spiritual theme contrasted against the material world that is featured throughout. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Things Fall Apart by Achebe and Heart of Darkness by Conrad

    3 pages 3 sources. This paper considers the major themes of Things Fall Apart by Achebe and Heart of Darkness by Conrad. This paper relates similarities and differences in the two stories and argues that Achebe's Things Fall Apart is basically a reversal of Conrad's story in Heart of Darkness.

  • William Gibson's Johnny Mnemonic

    Cyberfiction as represented by William Gibson's text Johnny Mnemonic is examined in a research paper consisting of five pages in which the argument is presented that Gibson's narrative represents cyberfiction authors' savvy in technological complexities and their impact upon social issues. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • William Gibson's Cyberfiction Novel Johnny Mnemonic

    The new literary genre dubbed 'cyberfiction' is considered in a five page research paper that discusses how technology's complication of social issues are reflected in Gibson's narrative. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Literary Period Known as the Anti Heroic Age

    In four pages this paper examines the anti heroic literary age in a consideration of various works by William Butler Yeats, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and D.H. Lawrence. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Nature and Function of Humor

    This research paper examines the implications of humor, focusing on working-class humor. The author contends that working-class, or blue-collar laborers use humor to soften the realities of their economic and social woes. This ten page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Character Analysis of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

    In five pages a character analysis of Okonkwo, protagonist of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, is presented. There are no other sources listed.

  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Racism

    This research paper addresses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1901) argues that this novel supports the racism attitudes of this era. The writer argues that the context of the novel portrays Africans as primitive while Europeans are portrayed as civilized, even though the African environement is pictured as bringing out the darkness within even Europeans. This seven page paper ahs eight sources in the bibliography.

  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens and Dialect

    In eight pages this paper examines how dialect is effectively employed by Charles Dickens in his novel Hard Times. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Roles of Women in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In four pages this paper examines women's roles in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Five other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Boundaries and Limitations

    In five pages this paper discusses the limitations and boundaries imposted by symbolism, plot, and characterization of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Imperialism of Europe in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In three pages this essay presents an analysis of how the imperialism of Europe and British colonization affected a Nigerian village in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. There are no other sources listed.

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Women

    This paper considers how the protagonist Okonkwo treats women in this analysis of women's roles in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in four pages. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Victor Frankenstein's Creation Process

    In four pages this paper discusses the monster creation process Victor Frankenstein embarks upon in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Meaning of 'Daddy' by Sylvia Plath

    In three pages this paper presents a poetic explication of 'Daddy' in order to reveal the poem's true meaning. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Protagonist's Fate in 'The Rocking Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence

    In five pages this paper examines Paul's fate in the short story 'The Rocking Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Epic Poem 'Beowulf' and Comparison of the Dragon and Grendel

    The significance symbolized by Beowulf's opponents Grendel and the dragon are contrasted in compared in six pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Human Isolation in The Country Doctor and Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    In five pages this paper examines how social isolation is surrealistically represented in these stories by Franz Kafka.

  • John Buchan's The 39 Steps

    John Buchan's The 39 Steps are the focus of this report consisting of three pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

    In this combination research paper and essay that is comprised of six pages the novel's historical connection to the murders of three sisters during Trujillo's Dominican Republic regime is analyzed in terms of characterization and the sisters' narratives. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Freedom Losing Out to Democracy in 2014 America

    In a paper consisting of three pages the novel America 2014 that is modeled after 1984 by George Orwell is examined in terms of the way the war on terrorism would remove freedom and liberty in a preservation of democracy by the government power structure. There are three bibliographic sources listed.

  • Italian American Authors and Three of Their Works

    In a single document consisting of 9 pages there contain 3 separate papers considering 3 authors and each citing 2 bibliographical sources. These authors and works featured are Anthony Valerio's Lefty and the Button Men (originally published as Conversation with Johnny), Giose Rimanelli's Benedetta in Guysterland, and Richard Vetere's Gangster Apparel. There are a total of 7 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Narrative Writing & Shepherd's Christmas Story

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses narrative writing technique by analyzing an excerpt from Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story. The writer describes good narrative techniques and then applies them to the text of the Shepherd narrative. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Idea of Free Will in Mann's Mario and the Magician

    This 5 page paper examines this well known story that many claim is a parallel to fascism. This paper explores the less discussed theme of free will. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hamlet & Oedipus

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares the characters of Hamlet and Oedipus. Despite being separated by the passage of centuries, as well as differences in language and culture, Sophocles’ portrayal of Oedipus and Shakespeare’s depiction of Hamlet bear similarities, as well as the innumerable differences that one would expect. The similarities revolve around themes common to both plays, such as incest and the use of symbolism, while the differences largely involve the specifics of characterization. No additional sources cited.

  • Jane Eyre's Relationship with Rochester: Freud's Unconscious

    14 pages in length. Bronte's Jane Eyre is replete with Freudian undertones where Jane and Rochester's relationship is concerned, most notably where the imbalance of rank is concerned. The master/slave, father/daughter composition of their union is both grand and far-reaching; that Rochester assumes the decidedly superior and patriarchal role over the subservient status Jane feels compelled to adopt speaks clearly to Freud's psychoanalytic composition of unconscious, repression and the Oedipal complex. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Hendel: "Apples in Honey"

    This 3 page paper discusses the short story "Apples in Honey" by Israeli writer Yehudit Hendel. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Quotations from Frankenstein

    This 4 page paper uses direct quotes from "Frankenstein" to discuss the characters of Frankenstein and the monster, and the themes of the novel. It argues that Frankenstein is ultimately less human than his creation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Dr. Faustus and Dr. Jekyll

    A 4 page paper which examines the descent of Dr. Faustus and Dr. Jekyll in Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Dr. Faust and Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. No additional sources cited.

  • The Bluest Eye & The Color Purple

    A 5 page essay that discusses Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, which are similar in that both authors use the structure of their novels as a tool that facilitates the achievement of their thematic purposes. In The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s references to the Dick-and-Jane reading primer aids Morrison in contrasting the mainstream cultural ideal, that is, the world represented in the Dick-and-Jane stories, against the violence of her protagonist’s world. This contrast also serves to underscore the way in which mainstream white ideals are assimilated by black Americans and contribute to their dysfunction and unhappiness. Similarly, in The Color Purple, Walker uses her novel’s epistolary format to dramatize her protagonist’s evolution from an insecure, brutalized girl toward an independent, secure woman with her own voice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Reason vs. Emotion in Dickens and Austen

    This 4 page paper examines “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens and “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen and argues that it’s better to be emotional than to be dedicated solely to reason. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sam Shepard: Cruising Paradise: Tales

    This 3 page paper discusses Sam Shepard’s book “Cruising Paradise: Tales.” Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hagar and Lottie: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

    A 5 page paper which discusses the development of the relationship between Hagar and Lottie in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel. No additional sources cited.

  • Women Rising Above Oppression in The Color Purple

    A 6 page paper which examines female characters in The Color Purple by Alice Walker and how they rise above oppression. No additional sources cited.

  • “Chimpanzee Politics” and Human Behavior

    This 10 page paper takes the book “Chimpanzee Politics” by Frans de Waal as a springboard for answering five questions about the chimps described in the book, and how their behavior can be related to human behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Written on the Body, The Color Purple

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares ideas about love in Jeanette Winterson's novel Written on the Body and the film The Color Purple, which was adapted from the novel by Alice Walker. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Thrill of Transgression: “Frankenstein” and “Manfred”

    This 6 page paper examines “Manfred” by Lord Byron and “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and argues that they are both examples of Gothic literature; that Frankenstein is self-deceiving while Manfred is overly self-aware; and that both protagonists transgress boundaries: Frankenstein cross the line between life and death, and Manfred breaks the taboo against incest. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • An Extra Chapter for “Johnny Tremaine”

    This 3 page paper discusses what a writer might do to create an additional chapter for the children’s book “Johnny Tremaine.”

  • Johnny Tremain

    A 3 page essay that addresses aspects of this novel. Esther Forbes' classic coming-of-age novel set in the Revolutionary era has as its protagonist a talented, intelligent, but somewhat arrogant fourteen-year-old boy, Johnny Tremain. The writer describes Johnny's maturation process, the novel's themes and other aspects. No additional sources cited.

  • The Theme of Obsession in “Frankenstein”

    This 5 page paper discusses the types of obsession portrayed in “Frankenstein,” including the obsession of Frankenstein for his experiments in creation; his subsequent obsession with fleeing from the creature; and the creature’s obsession with revenge. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Love in The Horse Dealer’s Daughter by D.H. Lawrence

    A 3 page paper which examines how Lawrence represents love in the short story The Horse Dealer’s Daughter. No additional sources cited.

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Slavery

    A 5 page paper which examines the impact Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe made in relationship to the abolition of slavery. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Frankenstein

    A 6 page paper which analyzes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    This is a paper that analyzes elements of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ work Love in the Time of Cholera. There are three sources in this three page paper.

  • DOUBLE STANDARD BY ELLEN WATKINS HARPER

    Discusses Ellen Watkins Harper's poem "The Double Standard," and how it describes the double standard society had for men and women.

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    This is a paper that lists some of the obvious important issues/themes in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ work Love in the Time of Cholera and then offers an annotated bibliography on the book. There are four sources in this four page paper.

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    This is a paper that discusses the connection between illness and love in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera. There are five sources in this three page paper.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society

    The writer uses four literary works-- Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue to argue that society faces a disastrous problem that it cannot seem to solve: violence. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society Examined in Literature

    The writer uses four literary works-- Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue to argue that society faces a disastrous problem that it cannot seem to solve: violence. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper

  • Power Like Faustus

    This paper discusses Marlowe's play, Doctor Faustus. The writer discusses specific issues regarding the consequences of absolute power and our society. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Langston Hughes' Blues Poetry

    Imagery, metaphor, rhythm and their interplay in Hughes' blues poetry are examined in a consideration of his works "Ballad of the Landlord," "Listen Here Blues," "Dream Boogie," "Young Gal's Blues," and "The Weary Blues." The bibliography cites six sources.

  • Aphra Behn, Restoration Author

    This research paper offers an overview of the significance of the career of Aphra Behns, seventeenth century author and the first female professional author. The writer discusses Oroonoko and The Rover, in light of Behn's politics.

  • Wharton's "Ethan Frome" and the Concept of "Duty"

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at "duty" in Wharton's novel, "Ethan Frome". Drawing from the works of Do-Ho Suh and "The Scarlet Letter", the writer presents different concepts of duty. Paper uses five sources.

  • "Coming, Aphrodite!" by Willa Cather

    This essay offers analysis of "Coming, Aphrodite!" by Willa Cather, focusing on how each of the major characters define and perceive beauty and femininity. Four pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Marlowe's Dr. Faustus and Shakespeare's Macbeth

    This essay is on "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare and "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe. The writer asserts that the centrality of character in each play stands in stark opposition to Aristotle's assertion that plot is more significant than character in the nature of a tragedy. Seven pages in length, only the primary sources are cited.

  • Nietzsche's Perspective and Marlowe's Faustus

    This essay discusses Nietzsche's perspective on good and evil within the context provided by Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Ten pages in length, this page count includes a two page bibliography, and eight sources are cited.

  • Junot Diaz, "How to Date a Brown Girl..."

    This essay pertains to "How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)" by Junot Diaz. Referring to a description if Diaz's writing style offered by critic Susan Balee, the writer argues that this style is evident in the profiled short story. Three pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Report on How to Read the Bible

    This 5 page paper gives an example of a book report on the book How to Read the Bible. This paper includes the perspective of the book and how it deals with the idea of faith and the bible. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Reverend Dimmesdale's Letter to Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In four pages this creative writing sample features a letter in which Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale explains to Hester why he cannot run away with her as featured towards the conclusion of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Water Appeal in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Awakening by Kate Chopin

    In five pages water motifs such as the river and ocean are considered within the context of these works in a search for symbolic meaning and understanding of the power they represent. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Explication of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

    In five pages a critical analysis of the novel by Claude Clayton Smith in which The Sun Also Rises is linked with The Crystal Trench by A.E.W. Mason is discussed along with a consideration of the 'lost allusion' Hemingway's work represents. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    In four pages this paper examines how the theme of corruption is represented within the context of Fitzgerald's 1925 novel masterpiece.

  • Character Analysis of Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

    In six pages this paper presents an analysis of the protagonist featured in Stephen Crane's Maggie A Girl of the Streets. There are no other sources listed.

  • Issues of Women's Rights and Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

    In five pages this text is analyzed in terms of how it represents the late nineteenth century issues involving impoverished women in America. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Flannery O'Connor's Writings and Political Incorrectness

    In eight pages this paper examines political incorrectness as it is reflected in Flannery O'Connor's short stories 'Everything That Rises Must Converge,' 'Good Country People,' and 'A Good Man is Hard to Find.' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Flannery O'Connor and Religion

    In ten pages this paper examines how religion, particularly the grace of God, is thematically depicted in Flannery O' Connor's short stories, 'The River,' 'Good Country People,' and 'A Good Man is Hard to Find.' There are 7 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe With an Analysis of 'The Tell Tale Heart'

    In seven pages Poe's life and works are examined with a focus on the theme, symbolism, and meaning of 'The Tell Tale Heart.' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Male Bonding in I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell

    In five pages the bonding of men as examined from the author's Southern perspective is analyzed.

  • Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother, Life and Death

    In five pages this paper discusses the life and death issues between mother Thelma and her suicidal daughter Jessie Case and the shifts between seeking death and the affirmation of life throughout the course of the 1983 play. There is 1 source in the bibliography.

  • Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks

    In six pages this paper considers Bone's drug use as featured in Russell Banks' Rule of the Bone. There are no other sources listed.

  • Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

    This 4 page paper describes Toni Morrison's use of imagery and metaphor in her novel Tar Baby.

  • A Comparison of the Print and Film Versions of, A Raisin In The Sun

    This essay compares and contrasts various elements of Lorraine Hansberry's, A Raisin In The Sun, and how the original play compares to the film. This five page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Themes Of Maturity In Hansberry's Play, Raisin In The Sun

    This paper addresses maturity and prolonged adolescence as themes in Lorraine Hansberry's play, Raisin In The Sun. This five page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Struggle And Survival As Themes In Hansberry's Raisin In The Sun

    This paper examines the themes of survival and struggle in Hansberry's play, Raisin In The Sun. This seven page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the Theme of Material Happiness and Money

    In five pages this report examines the theme of money bringing material happiness as reflected by the protagonist Walter Lee Younger in the play Raisin in the Sun. There is one source cited in the bibliography.

  • Life, Art, and Maya Angelou

    In five pages this research paper examines how the life of Maya Angelou is featured in her literary art with such texts as Heart of a Woman, Singin' and Swingin', Makin' Merry Like Christmas and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Stratification and 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou

    In six pages this paper examines social stratification within the context of this work by Maya Angelou. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • The Way in Which Sundiata and Beowulf Present Heroism

    The writer compares and contrasts the Old English poem Beowulf with Sundiata, which is an African epic. The writer argues that while both Beowulf and Sundiata can be seen as heroes, they are very different, because Sundiata's foremost concern is his people while Beowulf wants to win glory for himself. The paper is five pages long and has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Achilles and Beowulf

    The writer compares and contrasts Achilles, a hero from Greek mythology, with Beowulf, the hero of the Old English epic poem. The writer argues that both act heroically, but have completely different reasons for doing so. The paper is six pages long and there are four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • William Shakespeare's King Lear and Dante's 'Inferno' Compared

    In a paper consisting of five pages King Lear and 'Inferno' are compared in terms of their differences and similarities.

  • Imperialism and Athenian Democracy

    This paper consists of eight pages and compares imperialism to Athenian democracy with the assistance of Thucydides and the qualities of leadership or the consideration that perhaps similar policies may exist in contemporary democratic approaches as well which would make Athenian democratic imperialism a more accurate descriptive term. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Roman Society and Culture in The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

    In five pages this essay examines The Twelve Caesars in terms of what it reveals about Roman society and culture.

  • Greek Literature and Love

    In five pages this paper examines how love and relationships are depicted in such ancient Greek literary works as Lysistrata, Antigone, and 'The Odyssey.' There is no bibliography included.

  • Roman Mythology's Origins and How It Developed

    This paper consists of five pages and considers the origins of Roman mythology and compares it with its Greek mythology counterpart. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Greek Mythology and Names of Constellations

    In twenty five pages this paper examines how Greek mythology influenced the names of constellations and stars. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Justice in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

    In six pages this paper compares Homer's concept of justice with contemporary perspectives as it relates to 'The Odyssey.' There are 3 other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Differing Versions of the Underworld in The Inferno, Gilgamesh and the Odyssey

    This 2 page paper looks at the concepts of the Underword as described in Dante's Inferno, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and The Odyssey by Homer. The writer notes that of the three, Dante's Inferno is the only one that describes the Underworld as a place of punishment; in The Odyssey it is merely sad, and in Gilgamesh it is empty. Primary sources only.

  • Jung's Archetypes as They Correlate to Fairy Tales

    An article that suggests the theory that Jung's theories and archetypes can be applied to interpret certain fairy tales. This 11 page paper has 6 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Leisure Lifestyles of Women and Cassandra by Florence Nightingale

    In five pages this paper discusses women's rights and giving meaning to life as conceptualized by Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. There are 3 sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Octopus by Frank Norris

    In six pages this novel written in the early 20th century is analyzed. There are no other sources listed.

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Familial Relationships

    In 7 pages the ways in which Bronte portrays families and family relationships in this novel are examined in terms of authority and parental absence. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Benjamin Franklin and F. Scott Fitzgerald on the American Dream and Morality

    In 5 pages this paper discusses how Franklin and Fitzgerald presented morality and the American Dream in a comparative analysis of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and The Great Gatsby. There are no other sources listed.

  • Orphan Warriors and the Manchu Fall from Power

    Orphan Warriors: Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing World by Kyle Crossley is a portrait of the Manchu minority in China. This paper discusses the book and traces the fall of this once powerful group. This paper has five pages and only the primary source is used.

  • The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor and Jazz

    In 6 pages this paper considers the connection between literature and jazz in a consideration about an alto sax playing bear in The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff

    A Maori, New Zealand dysfunctional home is considered in an overview consisting of 6 pages as it is presented in Duff's text with ethnicity and other sociological questions considered. There are no other sources listed.

  • McCaffrey and Female Self-Actualization

    This paper examines how Anne McCaffrey's 1968 literary work, Dragonfight, deals with female empowerment and self-actualization during the late 1960s. This five page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Problem of Racism

    Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is fundamentally a detailed examination of racism. The writer argues that Angelou's text is an inspirational account of overcoming the oppression of racism. This seven page paper has eight sources in the bibliography.

  • Poetic Works of Emily Dickinson

    In five pages some of Emily Dickinson's poems that celebrate her passion for nature are examined.

  • Brazilian Educator Paulo Freire's Works

    In six pages this paper discusses how contemporary social thinking was affected by Brazilian literacy champion and educator Paulo Freire. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Feminism in Shakespeare and Aristophanes

    This paper examines various forms of feminism seen in two works by Shakespeare's, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Aristophanes', Lysistrata. The author contends that Aristophanes' idea of feminism was in fact unfeminine, while Shakespeare's vision was a bit irrational. This eight page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Constructing Knowledge and Feminist Theory

    This paper discusses feminist theory as seen in Lorraine Code's work, What Can She Know? The author also discusses the construction of knowledge as a common theme in feminist art. This eight page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher' by Edgar Allan Poe, Dualism and Literary Parallels

    In five pages this paper examines how sense, characters, and event are connected by Edgar Allan Poe through dualism and literary parallels.

  • Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and New Value Search

    In eight pages this paper examines how the characters in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway are searching to embrace new values in an analysis of characterization and symbolism. Six other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparison of a Trio of Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor

    In seven pages this research paper features a comparison of the short stories 'Good Country People,' 'A Good Man is Hard to Find,' and 'Everything That Rises Must Converge' by Flannery O'Connor. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and PTSD

    In 5 pages this paper discusses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it applies to the relationship between Jake Barnes and Brett Ashley in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. There are 5 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Life and Poetry of Maya Angelou

    In five pages this paper examines the life and poetry of Maya Angelou including the classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Character Analysis of Nwoye in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    This character analysis of Nwoye in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe assesses his strengths and weaknesses. There are no other sources listed.

  • On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates

    In 3 pages the life and boxing analogy developed by Joyce Carol Oates in On Boxing is analyzed. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Imperialism and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In four pages this paper examines how imperialism is depicted in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Awareness and Sensitivity in Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

    In five pages this paper discusses how modern awareness and sensitivity are demonstrated in protagonists Mellor in Lady Chatterly's Lover and Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises. There are no other sources cited.

  • Role of Women in Three Norse Sagas

    This paper discusses the role of women in three Norse sagas. The writer argues that "Njal's Saga" and "Laxdaela's Saga" are quite modern in their attitudes towards women whle "Hrafnkel's Saga" is patriarchal. No additional sources cited within this five page paper.

  • English Lit Questions in 9 short papers

    In a paper consisting of 26 pages questions regarding nineteenth and twentieth century English literature are discussed in a series of short essays that cover Eliot, Yeats, Conrad, Owens, and Dickens among others and also offer creative writing exercises pertaining to this era. There is 1 bibliographic source listed.

  • Harlem Renaissance and Poet Langston Hughes

    In seven pages the life of Langston Hughes and his poetic contributions to the Harlem Renaissance are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Stories and the Doppelganger Theme

    In 7 pages this paper examines how the 'double' or Doppelganger theme is featured in the Edgar Allan Poe stories William Wilson, 'Ligeia,' 'The Cask of Amontillado,' 'The Tell Tale Heart,' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher. There are 8 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • 1995 Novel Blindness by Jose Saramago

    In five pages this paper examines the irony, compassion, and imagination featured in the novel Blindness.

  • Assessing the Value of Literature

    This paper addresses various techniques for determining the true value of literature. The author uses Bradbury's, Fahrenheit 451 as a primary example of literature providing value beyond entertainment. This six page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Edmond Killina's Courthouse over White House Chicago and the 1960 Presidential Election

    In eleven pages the controversial results of the 1960 presidential election are examined within the context of this book and provides additional insights into this lesson from history that provides contemporary perspective. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Are Male or Female Vampires More Romantic?

    In five pages this comparative analysis evaluates whether male or female vampires are more romantic in a consideration of females in The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, Shambleau, Luella Milla, Carmilla and males in The Master of Rampling Gate, Unicorn Tapestry, Cabin 33, and Dracula's Guest. There are two other sources also cited in the bibliography.

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Lightning Symbolism

    In five pages this paper examines the symbolic importance of lightning in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparison of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In five pages the conscious and unconscious mind effects of the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe are considered in a comparative analysis of the short stories 'Rappaccini's Daughter' by Hawthorne and Poe's 'The Oval Portrait' and 'The Tell Tale Heart.' Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Poe's Obsession with Beautiful Young Women Dying and the Influence of His Wife's Premature Death

    In six pages this paper discusses how Edgar Allan Poe's obsession with young women dying was due to the premature death of his wife Virginia with examples from Poe's short stories 'The Oval Portrait,' 'Ligeia,' 'Fall of the House of Usher,' and 'Berenice' provided. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's Writings

    In eleven pages Poe's writings are interpreted in terms of its representation of conflict as well as pastoral with such works as 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' 'The Cask of Amontillado,' and the poem 'Annabel Lee' analyzed using the literary elements of symbolism, imagery, rhythm and rhyme, and figurative language. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Compare and Contrast: Jazz by Toni Morrison and Black and Blue by Louis Armstrong

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Toni Morrison's book Jazz with Louis Armstrong's song Black and Blue.

  • Irish Literature Topics

    This research paper addresses a variety of questions that address books drawn from Irish literature, such as Dubliners and Castle Rackrent. This five page paper has four sources in the bibligoraphy.

  • Peel My Love Like and Onion by Ana Castillo

    The writer explores the novel Peel My Love Like and Onion by Ana Castillo, and in particular how people and situations influence the main character, Carmen. The paper is five pages long and there are no additional sources listed.

  • Literature and Love

    In five pages this paper examines how short stories depict love in terms of similarities and differences found in Susan Minot's 'Lust,' D.H. Lawrence's 'The Horse Dealer's Daughter,' James Joyce's 'Araby,' Pam Houston's 'How to Talk to a Hunter,' and F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Looking at Winter Dreams.' One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Genetic Engineering

    In eight pages this paper discusses Brave New World in terms of how Aldous Huxley addressed issues of genetic engineering.

  • David McCullough The Great Bridge

    The writer reviews the David McCullough book The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The writer considers the thesis of the book, what McCullough accomplished and who the target audience for the book is. The paper is ten pages long and there are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson Dargatz

    In four pages this book that concerns 1940s British Columbia and the conflicts that arise from the coming of age is discussed. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Style

    In five pages this paper discusses Edgar Allan Poe's writing style in this analysis of his 'The Tell Tale Heart' short story. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Heroism of Beowulf

    The writer argues that Beowulf can be seen as an archetype of the ideal hero, and that his deeds have come to be considered as a model of what a hero should do. Furthermore, Beowulf himself is exactly what a hero should be, since he embodies desirable traits such as intelligence, loyalty and boldness, but also because he is committed to the welfare of his people. The paper is five pages long and has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Chretien de Troyes' Yvain or The Knight With the Lion

    The feudal and chivalric codes are examined in an analysis of Yvain or the Knight with the Lion by Chretien de Troyes in six pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliograhpy.

  • William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily' and Gender Controls

    In five pages this paper examines how gender conditions controlled the protagonist Emily in Faulkner's short story with reference made to 'A Rose for A Rose for Emily essay by Judith Fetterly. Four other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Maggie A Girl From the Street' and 'Native Son'

    This 8 page essay compares and contrasts Maggie in Stephen Crane's novel with Richard Wright's protagonist of Bigger. There are an additional 5 sources in the bibliography.

  • Differences Between the Novel and Film Versions of The Scarlet Letter

    In five pages this paper examines the differences between Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter and the 1995 film adaptation.

  • Journeys in Dante's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'Odyssey'

    In five pages the journey theme is examined in a contrast and comparison of Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'The Odyssey.'

  • English Literature of the 17th Century

    In 5 pages this paper discusses how authors issued political and social commentary through caricature, irony, and satire in English literature of the 17th century. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • D.H. Lawrence's 'The White Stocking' and Ernest Hemingway's 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber'

    D.H. Lawrence's 'The White Stocking' and Ernest Hemingway's 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber' are contrasted and compared in five pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses and How Death Was Treated

    How death was treated by the Commanche and Mexicans and the symbolism employed are discussed in this analysis of All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy in five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Family and Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In five pages this paper discusses the protagonist's tribal and family concepts as well as Okonkwo's relationship with his family in the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Theme of Arranged Marriage in Fielding's Tom Jones

    This research paper addresses the various drawbacks of arranged marriages. The author cites the theme of marriage for love as seen in Fielding's novel, Tom Jones. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Humor Used in the Works of Flannery O'Connor

    In eight pages 'Parker's Back,' 'Good Country People,' 'Revelation,' and 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' by Flannery O'Connor are examined within the context of how the author uses humor to convey deep messages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Old Age Poetic Portrayals in the Works of Jenny Joseph and Ursula Fanthorpe

    In five pages old age are compared and contrasted with the emphasis upon Fanthorpe's realism in 'Old Man, Old Man' and the lack of the ways in which this time of life can never be planned for. There are no additional sources in the bibliography.

  • Romantic Emotion and the Differences Between Emily Dickinson and John Keats

    In six pages this paper contrasts and compares the conveyance of emotion in the Romantic poetry of Emily Dickinson and John Keats.

  • 'The Iliad' and the Homeric Hero

    In five pages this tutorial answers two questions regarding the epic hero and how Achilles is the personification of the Homeric code.

  • Real Courage and Its Essence in 1984 by George Orwell

    In five pages this paper considers the concepts of courage and power as portrayed in Orwell's futuristic novel. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mary McCarthy on the American Dream of Willy Loman

    In five pages this paper applies Mary McCarthy's perspectives to a discussion of the American Dream of Willy Loman as explored by Arthur Miller in his social drama Death of a Salesman. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Transformations in the Works of Chinua Achebe and Franz Kafka

    In five pages this essay considers transformations in a comparison and contrast of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. There are no other sources listed.

  • Downfall of Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In eight pages this research paper discusses the character flaws that contributed to Okonkwo's downfall and how they pertain to the Igbo society represented in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wisdom's Message in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and in the Mahabharata

    In eight pages these texts are compared in terms of how the message of the message of wisdom and its differences from knowledge are represented in each. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Emily Mann's The Execution of Justice and Social Injustice

    This paper discusses the injustices of the US judicial system in this consideration of San Francisco Supervisor Dan White's double murder trial as detailed in Emily Mann's The Execution of Justice in six pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Timing and Disguise in 'The Odyssey' Stories

    In six pages this paper examines the importance of timing and discusses in stories related to 'The Odyssey' including Homer's epic and the films O Brother, Where Art Thou? by director Joel Coen and 'The Odyssey' directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Three other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sharon Kay Penman When Christ and His Saints Slept

    The writer analyzes the Sharon Kay Penman book When Christ and His Saints Slept, which depicts the struggle for the crown of England after the death of Henry I. The writer concludes that Penman has used in depth characterizations to interest readers in this period of history. The paper is five pages long and there are four sources listen in the bibliography.

  • Seventeenth Century 'Old English' Literature

    In twenty pages questions on such English literature considerations as King Lear, the metaphysical poets, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Utopia, Gullivers Travels, and Beowulf are answered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Stephen Crane's Maggie A Girl of the Streets and Women's Opportunities

    In five pages this paper discusses the opportunities that were available to women at the dawn of the 20th century as revealed by Maggie's position in this work by Stephen Crane. There are no other sources listed.

  • Comparision of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure

    In five pages this paper compares and contrasts these novels in terms of the similarities and differences between their female protagonists and issues of sexuality and marriage. There are no other sources listed.

  • Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Gender

    In five pages these two examples of American literature are contrasted and compared in a discussion of the presentation of gender in each. There are no other sources listed.

  • Role of the Governess in The Turn of the Screw by Henry Jam

    In 7 pages the role of the governess is examined in this analysis of stylistic devices employed in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

  • Moths, Life, and Death

    In three pages this paper examines how moths are represented in literature as personifying life and death in 'The Moth and the Star' by James Thurber and 'The Death of the Moth' by Virginia Woolf. In the bibliography there are 2 sources listed.

  • Women's Roles in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

    In five pages the women's contributions to the adventures featured in 'The Odyssey' are discussed.

  • Student Supplied Readings on Being Human

    Themes of technology and war's impacts upon the human experiences are examined in this analysis of student supplied readings consisting of five pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • Ernest Hemingway's 'Hills Like White Elephants' and White Elephant Symbolism

    In four pages the white elephant symbolism is the primary focus of this short story analysis of 'Hills Like White Elephants' by Ernest Hemingway. Two other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literary and Poetic Examples of True Love

    This 5 page paper gives examples of true love as described in works of literature and poetry. The writer discusses Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare; Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem How Do I Love Thee?; The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud; True Love by Judith Viorst and Love Poem by Linda Pastan. No other sources listed.

  • Overview of 'The Tell Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe

    'The Tell Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe is examines in a paper consisting of two and a half pages. Two other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Summary of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling is summarized in ten pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Applicatioins of Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg's Theories

    In seven pages this paper examines the character of Rachel in Barbara Kingsolver's novel through application of Kohlberg's theories and Erikson's stages of development. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature about the Blues and Jazz

    The writer discusses what is meant by the terms blues literature and jazz literature, and then provides examples, including short stories by John Clellon Holmes and poems by Sterling Plumpp. The writer argues that although the Blues may be said to have originated as part of black culture, they reflect the experience of oppression no matter the race of the person oppressed. The paper is eight pages long and there are four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Loneliness and Isolation in Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares how these texts thematically portray loneliness and isolation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Development of English Literature from 'Beowulf' to Alexander Pope

    In five pages English literature's development including considerations of 'Beowulf,' Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, John Donne, Ben Jonson, and Alexander Pope is examined in this overview. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analyzing Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies is analyzed in four pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok in Terms of Family Analysis

    In nine pages family relationships of the Malters and the Saunders are considered within the context of this work. There are no other bibliographic sources listed.

  • Orwell and Nieman and Their Views of Big Government

    The writer examines 1984 by George Orwell and Defending Government: Why Big Government Works by Max Nieman and how one is a warning against big government and the other finds it a positive asset. The paper is ten pages long and there are six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 'Pet Cemetery' by Stephen King and the Acceptance of Death

    In four pages this paper examines how the themes of life and death are portrayed in the novel in terms of the admission that one must accept death. There are two other sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Harry Potter's Life Lessons

    In five pages this paper considers social interaction and personal development as they are related in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and the Characters of Tea Cake and Janie

    In three pages this paper discusses the relationship between Tea Cake and Janie in an examination of her love and commitment to him. There are no other sources listed.

  • James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man and Identity

    In six pages this paper discusses how identity is sought through people, education and music in this African American autobiography. There are no other sources listed.

  • Selfishness in O'Connor and Browning

    My Last Duchess by Robert Browning and Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard To Find both offer studies in selfishness. This report compares and contrasts the main characters and offers the suggestion that the Grandmother in O'Connor is the more selfish.This paper has four pages and only the primary sources were used.

  • Living Like Weasels by Annie Dillard

    In four pages this work by Annie Dillard is analyzed. There are no other sources listed.

  • What My Heart Wants to Tell by Verna Mae Slone

    This text on the Knott County, Kentucky mountain people is the focus of this book report consisting of three pages. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Sharon Liddell's Children's Book, Being Big

    Sharon Liddell's Being Big is critiqued in three pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Goodbye Tsugumi and N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto

    In four pages the representative fiction style of Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto is examined in a discussion of these two works. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Lion Aslan in C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    This paper consisting of four pages features an analysis of Aslan the lion. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Annotated Bibliography for Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls

    An annotated bibliography on For Whom the Bell Tolls featuring two sources is presented consisting of three pages.

  • 1984 by George Orwell and Language's Power

    In four pages freedom of speech and language's power are examined within the context of George Orwell's futuristic novel 1984. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Presley in The Octopus by Frank Norris

    In six pages this paper presents an analysis of the Octopus in a consideration of themes, point of view, and Presley's role. There are no sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Vera Figner's Memoirs of a Revolutionist, Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons and Radical Russian Intelligentsia Images

    In four pages this paper compares and contrasts the Russian Revolution images that are portrayed by these respective literary works in terms of their similarities and differences. There are no other sources cited.

  • Fontana, California and Davis's City of Quartz

    In three pages this paper considers the California city of Fontana in comparison with Davis's text.

  • Sandra Brown's Mirror Image

    Sandra Brown's Mirror Image is reviewed in five pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and the Themes of Love, Marriage, and Money

    In six pages this paper examines Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in a consideration to how each relates money to love and marriage throughout the course of the novel. There are no other sources listed.

  • Christian Symbolism in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    In three pages an analysis of the Christian symbolism found in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is presented. There are no other sources listed.

  • A Review of Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

    A 3 page essay reviewing the book Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry. 1 source.

  • Questions on Death of a Salesman Answered

    In three pages seven questions are given brief answers pertaining to Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman and include such topics as comparing Dave Singleman's death to Willy Loman's, Biff's motivation, and Willy's philosophy. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and the Power Concept

    In five pages power is examined within the context of Kidd's novel with corruption, exploitation, and abuses among the topics of consideration. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Douglas Bond's Mr. Pipes Comes to America

    In three pages Douglas Bond's book is discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature and the Figure of the Vampire

    In three pages this paper discusses how in literature, the vampire has become an enduring figure. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver and a Responsibility Letter

    In a creative essay consisting of six pages the extent of individual responsibility to reach out to people of other cultures with emphasis on evaluating the United States' responsibility to the world community are discussed using supportive quotes from Kingsolver's text. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Education as a Key to Liberating Women

    This 5 page paper discusses Frankenstein and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and argues that education is the key to liberation for women. The writer argues that the idea of education being liberating applies to women, but not to Frankenstein's monster. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera and the Value of Marriage

    In seven pages this paper discusses how love and marriage is portrayed in this historical novel. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Schlosser: "Fast Food Nation"

    This 4 page paper discusses what Schlosser says about standardization, uniformity, and conformity in the fast food industry on one hand, and nonconformist entrepreneurs on the other. It also considers the movie industry, which is becoming standardized in the same way as fast food. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Beowulf & Aeneas

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares Beowulf with Aeneas. Beowulf is the protagonist in an Old English epic of the same name by an anonymous poet. Aeneas is the protagonist in the ancient Roman epic of Virgil, the Aeneid. These two heroes each represent transitions in their societies. Beowulf provides the transition between a world terrorized by evil to one of peace. Aeneas provides the transition from the old world of Troy to the glory of the new world of Rome. In providing these transitions, each epic offers insight on the differing worldviews that each work represents, that is, the world of Roman values and the world of ninth century Germanic society. No bibliography is offered.

  • Role of Faith/Cry, the Beloved Country

    A 3 page essay that discusses the role of faith in Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. The true faith of protagonist Stephen Kumalo is contrasted briefly against the self-serving "faith" of Nathan Price in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. No additional sources cited.

  • Tan, Orwell and Baldwin: Language

    A 4 page paper which examines “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell, and “If Black Language Isn’t a Language, The Tell Me, What Is?” by James Baldwin and then examines their discussions of language and identity, and language as political. No additional sources cited.

  • Poe/Annabel Lee

    A 3 page explication of Edgar Allan Poe's last poem, Annabel Lee, which was written in 1849. The writer argues that this poem is a haunting tribute by the still grieving Poe for his young wife Virginia who had passed away two years previously from tuberculosis. Examination of this poem's theme, mood and point-of-view demonstrates the depth of emotion that Poe had for his deceased child/bride, as well as how he viewed his own death with equanimity because he saw it as uniting him with his beloved. No additional sources cited.

  • Dress as a Representation of Human Sexuality and Gender

    This 5 page paper discusses "Assaulted and Pursued Chastity" by Margaret Cavendish and "The Taming of the Shrew" by Shakespeare and how they use dress to represent human sexuality and gender relationships. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Dan Brown and "The Madonna of the Rocks"

    This 3 page paper discusses the painting "The Madonna of the Rocks" that hangs in the Louvre with regard to the hand gestures of Mary and the angel Uriel, and asks if they are related (the gestures, not Mary and the angel). It also discusses Dan Brown's concept of the Holy Grail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Gary Jennings/Aztec

    A 6 page book review and essay that consists of 2 parts, each 3 pages in length. The first half of the paper offers a synopsis of the novel Aztec by Gary Jennings. The write covers the structure and main topics of the novel, describing how it informs the reader about Aztec culture. The second part of the paper then compares Aztec culture to the modern world, pointing out similarities and differences. No additional sources cited.

  • Sutton Hoo and its Relationship to Literature

    This 7 page paper examines this famous burial ground and looks at its significance. Literature found at the site is duly noted but its inspiration on later literature and its confirmation of literature of the day are issues explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Analysis: "The Tell Tale Heart"

    This 4 page paper examines Edgar Allan Poe's classic story "The Tell Tale Heart." It argues that the narrator is in the grip of obsession that leads him to kill. It also argues that the same can be said of Willard in the film "Apocalypse Now." Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Beauty, Competitiveness and Death in Snow White

    This 7 page analysis of Snow White suggests that beauty and age enter into the picture and explain the Queen's behavior. Beauty in society is evaluted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • "Death of a Salesman" as an Analogy for the Death of the American Dream

    This 5 page paper discusses the way in which Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" can be seen as analogous to the death of the American dream. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Eliot and Hardy and the Victorian Age

    This 6 page paper discusses "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy and "Middlemarch" by George Eliot; it also discusses Matthew Arnold's idea of a balance between anarchy and culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Lois W. Johnson/Trouble at Wild River

    A 3 page book review of a juvenile novel. Trouble at Wild River by Lois W. Johnson is a thrilling, suspense novel geared toward pre-teen readers. The suspenseful narrative propels the novel, as the young people, Kate and Anders, endeavor to discover who has been changing the ownership markings on the logs that farmers will be sending down river. However, the novel has a broader appeal than that of a simply mystery, as it addresses how Kate is adapting to her new family. Her mother has recently married Anders’s father. Also there are familial issues with her mother’s brother Ben. As this suggests, the volatile emotions of a pre-teen girl are addressed within the framework offered by the mystery. No additional sources cited.

  • Langston Hughes/Critical Response to 2 Poems

    A 9 page research paper that discusses 2 poems by Langston Hughes (1902-1967), who has been termed the “Shakespeare of Harlem,” as he is credited with some of the finest poetry to emerge from that “great flowering of African-American literature known as the Harlem Renaissance” (Sundquist 55). Two of his poems, “Harlem,” which is also known under the title “Dream Deferred,” and “I, Too, Sing America” exemplify the radical protest spirit that characterizes a great deal of Hughes’ verse. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart

    A 5 page tutorial analysis of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart. No additional sources cited.

  • Study Guide/Oedipus the King & Darker Face of the Earth

    A 5 page research paper that offers a study guide and suggestions on how to understand and approach the task of essay writing on 2 plays: Oedipus the King by Sophocles and The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. To repeat this, this paper is not an essay but it rather suggestions and a study guide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Franklin’s Tale: Courtly Love and Marriage

    A 3 page paper which examines how Chaucer’s Franklin’s Tale demonstrates and incompatibility between courtly love and marriage. No additional sources cited.

  • Comparison and Contrast: Alice Walker and James Baldwin

    A 4 page comparison and contrast between Alice Walker’s Everyday Use and James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues. No additional sources cited.

  • Marriages: Their Eyes Were Watching God

    A 4 page paper which examines arranged marriages v love marriages based on Sora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The paper argues that in reference to the novel arranged marriages fail in comparison to love marriages. No additional sources cited.

  • Alice Walker/Everyday Use

    A 3 page research paper that first briefly discusses biographical background on author Alice Walker and then discusses the themes and characterization used in her short story “Everyday Use.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Alice Walker’s Everyday Use

    An 8 page paper which compares conflicts of the characters in Alice Walker’s short story Everyday Use. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Saving Face: An Analysis of George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”

    This 6 page paper discusses George Orwell’s short story, “Shooting an Elephant.” Bibliography lists 2 sources

  • Tree Symbolism in “A Separate Peace”

    This 3 page paper discusses the symbolism of the tree in John Knowles’ novel “A Separate Peace.” Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Crane/Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Naturalism

    An 11 page research paper/essay on Stephen Crane’s late nineteenth century novel Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. This paper consists of an 8 page essay, plus a 3 page annotated bibliography and 1 page proposal on the topic that the essay addresses. The writer argues that Crane is a naturalist writer and that Maggie is intentionally crafted to avoid the problems associated with realism and to express a naturalistic point of view. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Winkie, Road & Corruption in Society

    A 4 page essay that looks at 2 books. Cormac McCarthy in The Road and Clifford Chase in Winkie offer two very different commentaries on the corruption, narrow-mindedness and hubris that colors the present political and social atmosphere in the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Mercerism and Electric Sheep

    This 4 page paper discusses the way “Mercerism” works in Philip K. Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Significance of Jesus Christ’s Death and Resurrection as Decay and Renewal in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

    In nine pages this paper analyzes how the author symbolically represents the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the novel and the importance of this religious symbolism to the story of the dysfunctional Compson family and the decline of the Southern aristocracy. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Edgar Allan Poe, Suicidal Tendencies, and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

    In ten pages this paper considers the life of author Edgar Allan Poe, how his works were influenced by his depression and suicidal tendencies, and how suicidal tendencies manifest themselves in his famous short story, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’ Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Rose for Emily

    A 3 page paper on William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Modern Vampire

    This 5 page paper discusses the evolution of the vampire from the cruel bloodsuckers of legend to the suave, even romantic, anti-heroes of today. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Ambition of Lady Macbeth

    This 11 page paper examines Shakespeare's classic work. It is claimed that Lady Macbeth's ambitions take center stage as her husband is psychologically manipulated into committing a murder for the gain of the throne. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Linda in Death of a Salesman

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  • Showalter, Culture and Literature

    A 3 page essay that analyzes Elaine Showalter's A Literature of Their Own, which offers a challenge to the narrowness of the traditional canon of what is considered to be valuable contributions by women to English literature. In so doing she directly addresses the way in which culture has had an influence on women's literature. Showalter's theoretical perspective presents women's writing in terms of being a subculture, which evolved in direct reaction to the elements in mainstream patriarchal culture that tended to trivialize women's experience and role in society. No additional sources cited.

  • Analysis: “In the Name of the Rose”

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  • 2 African American Poets/Cullen & Hughes

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  • Walker: “Everyday Use”

    This 4 page paper discusses Alice Walker’s short story, “Everyday Use.” Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Theme of Death in William Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily’

    In three pages this paper examines how William Faulkner thematically expresses death in his famous short story, ‘A Rose for Emily,’ and how it conveys the overall message that the death of protagonist Emily Grierson also signified the death of the antebellum Southern aristocracy. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Athena and Juno in Homer and Virgil

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  • Friedman: “The World Is Flat” (Sort of). Or Maybe It’s Spiky.

    This 12 page paper discusses Thomas Friedman’s popular book “The World Is Flat” and in particular, considers his thinking with regard to faith and its intersection with technology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Beach’s Run Silent, Run Deep

    4 page book report on Robert Beach’s Run Silent, Run Deep. There is 1 source.

  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickham

    The writer discusses the book “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickham, and why Hickham wrote it. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • A Rose for Emily by Faulkner

    This is a paper that looks at the short story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner from the perspective of gender control. Mention of Judith Fetterly’s essay A Rose for A Rose for Emily is made. There are five sources in this five page paper.

  • Analysis of 4 poems by Robert Frost

    This paper briefly analyzes four Frost poems, which the writer feels represent aspects of his verse represents his era.

  • Erikson as Applied to Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe is a mystery because so little is known about his short life. His death is also clouded in mystery. This paper considers early events in his life and applies those events to Erik Erikson's psychosocial stages of development to discuss Poe's personality. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Vera Brittain and the Death of Youth

    The writer discusses the disillusion felt by Vera Brittain as she saw first hand the horrors of World War I. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page document.

  • "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

    Brief discussion of how McCarthy's "The Road" might be interpreted as a forewarning of what will happen if mankind does not rein in his insatiable appetite for technological advancement. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Judith Ortiz Cofer's Story of First Love

    This paper reviews “I Fell in Love, or My Hormones Awakened”. The girls infatuation with her first love is compared to her being a slave to her hormonal urges. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Role of Candy in Mice and Men

    This essay discusses the role of Candy in John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. The writer argues that the true tragedy is that George did not pursue the dream of the farm with Candy. Three pages in length, only the novel is cited.

  • A Rose for Emily

    This is a paper that looks at the meaning of the rose in William Faulkner’s short story A Rose for Emily. There are four sources in this four page paper.

  • Orwell’s 1984

    This is a paper that examines the development of Winston in 1984 by George Orwell. There is one source in this six page paper.

  • Humanity Both Good and Evil on The Road

    The writer argues that humanity as portrayed in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road is a mixture of good and evil. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Literature and Film Related to Rural Life

    It becomes apparent that in life and in literature, rural life is different from anything else. This paper examines rural life in the context of three books and three films. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • "Dune" and the Question of Female Empowerment

    In a paper of eleven pages, the writer looks at female empowerment in "Dune". Drawing upon critical sources, arguments for the empowering presentation of women are presented contra arguments that "Dune" merely reinforces patriarchal perspectives. Paper uses five sources.

  • Childrens Literature The 2011 Newberry Medal and Caldecott Medal

    The author of this paper reviews Moon Over Manifest and A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the award winning books by authors Clare Vanderpool and Erin E. Stead. There are two sources in this three page paper.

  • Ancient Greece and Homosexuality

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at homosexuality in the culture of ancient Greece. Nuanced insights into the topic are derived from both literary and historical sources in this cursory overview of the topic. Paper uses three sources.

  • Declining Roman Mores Through the Eyes of Juvenal

    This paper examines the viewpoints of Juvenal as they pertain to Roman society. Juvenal writes from the perspective of his day and condemns what he regards as a deterioration of Roman society. This 5 page paper lists 1 source.

  • "Dry September" by William Faulkner

    This essay pertains to Faulkner's short story "Dry September." The writer offers analysis of the plot and argues that Faulkner uses this narrative to indict both Southern racism and the cultural norms that shaped the lives of women. Three pages in length, only the primary source is cited.

  • Norris' The Octopus

    This essay proposes that the character of Presley in "The Octopus" by Frank Norris can be understood as quintessentially American. Six pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Literary Analysis: Flannery O' Connor Stories

    This 4 page paper gives an overview of the stories Good Country People and A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor. This paper discusses how the concept of a good person is shown in these two stories. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Franz Kafka and the Big Bug

    There are four central themes in Kafka's Metamorphosis: the absurdity of life, the disconnect between mind and body, the limits of sympathy, and alienation. It is the last one, alienation, that is explored in this essay. Some of the many interpretations of this story are reported along with the writer's own opinions. There are five sources used in this five page paper.

  • The Age of Miracles and Symbolic use of Eucalyptus

    This 4 page paper gives an overview of the symbolism in The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. This paper includes how eucalyptus is used as a symbol of hope. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL) LESSON PLAN -- "A TALE OF TWO CITIES"

    Presents an examples of a UDL lesson plan pertaining to the instruction of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities." Included are goals of the plan, how it coincides with state educational standards, teaching methods and wrap-up There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this five-page paper.

  • Symbolism and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In four pages this paper examines the importance of symbolism in this novel with the emphasis being upon the 'scarlet letter A' referenced in the title.

  • Romantic Ideal in 'The Birthmark' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In five pages this paper considers how 'The Birthmark' by Nathaniel Hawthorne epitomizes the principles of Romanticism. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Moral Issues as Presented in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    In eight pages this paper examines 19th century moral values as they are represented by Huck's ethical evolution throughout this classic American novel by Mark Twain. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • McCarthyism Rebuttal in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    In eight sources this paper discusses how McCarthyism is presented in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Willy Loman's Tragedy in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    In five pages Miller's contention that 'tragedy is the conscience of a man's total compulsion to evaluate himself justly' is analyzed in terms of Willy Loman's tragedy and his failure to effectively evaluate himself which leaves suicide the only preferable option. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Chapter Analysis of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    In fifteen pages an analysis of each chapter of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is presented. There are no other sources listed.

  • Family Values in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    In five pages this report discusses the theme of family values as depicted in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1939 novel by John Steinbeck. There are no other sources listed.

  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

    In two pages this paper examines how American small town life is unsympathetically portrayed in Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.

  • White and Black Culture in Beloved by Toni Morrison

    This 6 page paper argues that Toni Morrison's book Beloved exposes the way in which white culture dictates black identity.

  • The Importance of Memory in Beloved by Toni Morrison

    This 3 page paper discusses the vital importance of memory, re-call memory, and what is called disremembering. The writer compares and contrasts the painful experience of remembering for several characters, including Paul D, Sethe and Baby Suggs. In comparing the characters, the writer includes the effects of memory on the character and how they deal with their memories.

  • Adam's Fall and Paradise Lost by John Milton

    In five pages Paradise Lost by John Milton is examined in an analysis of the fall of Adam.

  • Science and Technology in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    In this paper consisting of nine pages Huxley's notion that technology and science should serve man rather than vice versa is considered. There are no additional bibliographic sources listed.

  • Persuasion by Jane Austen and Its Persuasion Theme

    In five pages this paper examines how the persuasion theme is presented in the final novel written by Jane Austen. There are no other sources listed.

  • William Blake and Isaac Newton

    In eleven pages the transition from Romanticism into contemporary Realism is analyzed in a comparison of the similarities and differences between William Blake and Sir Isaac Newton. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Citizenship Responsibilities in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    In ten pages the obligations associated with citizenship are considered in this paper focusing on Achebe's novel with 'Man's Search for Meaning' also serving s a reference in terms of defining the responsibilities of citizenship and how they may be practiced within the community. There are 6 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Environment and Setting of The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

    In five pages this paper discusses the setting of the sanitarium and the mountain and how this depicts Hans Castorp's environment in this analysis of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of Queen Elizabeth II and Theseus in Phaedra

    In four pages this paper compares the problems confronting these monarchs, one fictitious and one real, and the ways in which they acted to solve them. There is no bibliography included.

  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

    In three pages this essay contrasts and compares how children and adults perceive this story's meaning in a consideration of the similarities and differences that exist between them. There is no bibliography included.

  • Wives' Lives in Othello and A Doll's House

    In five pages this paper discusses the similarities and differences in wifely roles between Desdemona in William Shakespeare's Othello and Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Writer's Impressions of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    In twenty five pages this essay presents the writer's first impressions of War and Peace in a diary that also includes plot development and characterizations. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Uncommon Man's Tragedy and Aristotle

    Aristotle's concept of tragedy as represented in Oedipus the King by Sophocles and the definition Arthur Miller offers in 'The Tragedy of the Common Man' and illustrates in Death of a Salesman is examined. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Farm Workers and the Work of Cesar Chavez

    Actions of this activist are explored as it respects migrant farm workers. The formation of a union, and problems of oppression, are discussed in the context of this six page paper that cites seven references.

  • Symbols and Themes in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

    In seven pages Ibsen's views on social morality as conveyed by the symbols and themes used in A Doll's House are analyzed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Self Esteem and Bird Imagery in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

    In six pages this essay considers the connection between Nora's self esteem and the bird imagery Ibsen employs in A Doll's House. There are no other sources listed.

  • Love and Marriage as Depicted in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

    In five pages this paper argues that love is not always a marriage prerequisite as portrayed in A Doll's House. There are no other sources in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables

    This paper considers the similar falls of each family in a comparative analysis of these novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner.

  • Academic Theme of Julian Barnes' Flaubert's Parrot

    In two pages this paper examines the use of 'Examination Paper' in an academic thematic consideration of Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes. There are no other sources listed.

  • Societies in Benito Perez Galdos' Misericordia and Miau

    In 5 pages this paper discusses how social stratification is depicted in these works by Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdos. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Themes of Love and Revenge

    In five pages this paper assesses whether revenge or love is the most dominant theme in this novel by Emily Bronte. There are no other sources listed.

  • Elie Wiesel's Night and Albert Camus' The Plague

    In seven pages these stories are compared in terms of their similar messages regarding the Second World War's harsh realities. There are no other sources cited.

  • Reason and Religion in Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

    In 5 pages this paper analyzes the science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke by examining the science and religion connection of the metaphorical consideration between passage from childhood into adulthood. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

    In 5 pages the cherry orchard symbolism is considered as it pertains to the play and how its purely decorative but nonfunctional nature emphasizes how society needs more than the superficial in the name of survival. There are 3 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Teenage Depression A Literary View

    Inn ten pages teen depression is examined by examining the Columbia University's Health Education Program guidebook Go Ask Alice and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. There are seventeen sources in the bibliography listing.

  • Jane Austen's Writings and Social Conservatism of the 19th Century

    In 8 pages this paper discusses how the socially conservative attitudes of the 19th century manifest themselves in Jane Austen's Persuasion, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice. There are 6 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Madame Butterfly and Othello, Themes Compared

    Masks and weaknesses are two themes permeating Othello by William Shakespeare and M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang. This paper compares and contrasts these themes, dealing specifically with controlling a weaker person through manipulation and hiding one's weakness with masks.This paper has five pages and six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Hawthorne's Symbolic Use of Mirrors in, 'The Scarlet Letter'

    This paper addresses Hawthorne's use of symbolism in 'The Scarlet Letter.' The author contends that Hawthorne uses mirrors to symbolize self-perception and distortions in reality throughout the novel. This six page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Mass Media and Its Influence

    In five pages this paper discusses mass media and its influence particularly in terms of political campaigns, advertising, and news broadcasting as they are portrayed in Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell's text, The Interplay of Influence News, Advertising, Politics, and the Mass Media. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Internal Reflection and External Expression in the Works of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau

    In three pages 'Song of Myself' by Walt Whitman is contrasted and compared with Thoreau's Transcendentalist writing in 'Economy and Solitude.' Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Praying Our Experiences by Joseph F. Schmidt

    In five pages this tutorial considers how this third person style of narrative can utilize a 1st person voice. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • A Review of The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Young

    In this five page paper the fact that our perception of history changes over time is illustrated with a look back some fifty years in time at George Robert Twelves Hews. Not only does our perception of history change over time it also changes according to the particular account being reviewed. One source is listed.

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Society's Morals

    In eight pages this paper discusses how the play's plot and characterization focus on moral values of society. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift and Relations Between Tenant and Landlord

    In 5 pages this paper discusses Swift's satirical depiction of Anglo Irish landlord and Irish peasant tenant relations in A Modest Proposal.

  • Feminist Ideology in Henrik Ibsen's, A Doll's House

    This paper addresses the ways in which Ibsen's social, literary work, A Doll's House provides a retrospective of feminist ideology. This five page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • China's Cultural Revolution in Red China Blues by Jan Wong and 1984 by George Orwell

    In five pages this paper discusses how Orwell predicted the Cultural Revolution of China in his 1948 novel as described in Wong's text with the roles of leaders and the family also considered. There are no other sources in the bibliography.

  • Productions of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

    In eight pages the various productions of The Cherry Orchard are compared including those of Stanislavsky, Peter Brook, Lucian Pintilie, and Andrei Serban. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Boundaries of McCarthyism and in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Crucible, and Beloved

    This paper examines boundaries that are imposed and crossed within the context of McCarthyism and these literary works in five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'To Build a Fire' by Jack London and Literary Style

    In five pages the literary style in this short story is analyzed in terms of the story's direct and indirect evidence, deductive organizaton, descriptive language, and imagery. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of the Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    The cat and rabbit's roles are examined in this analysis of Alice in Wonderland consisting of seven pages. Four other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Celie's Maturation Process in Alice Walker's The Color Purple

    In six pages this paper examines the importance of Celie's maturation throughout the course of the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. There are no other sources cited.

  • Thomas King's Truth and Bright Water

    Thomas King's novel Truth and Bright Water and its thematic duality are discussed in five pages.

  • Persuasion in Print and Film

    Modern movie adaptations of classic novels are often hard to compare to the originals. This report discusses the film version of Persuasion, the last novel by Jane Austen, and contrasts it to its original prototype. Especially deals with conversation.This paper has five pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Consideration of Suicide as Either a Crime or a Right

    In five pages this paper compares and contrasts suicide perspectives offered in A Family Dinner by Kazuo Ishiguro and 'Night Mother by Marsha Norman. There are no other sources listed.

  • Jean Dominque Baudry's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Locked in Syndrome resulting from a paralytic stroke is examined in this overview of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean Dominique Baudry in 5 pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Marriage in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

    In five pages this paper examines the importance of marriage to the female characters in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. There are no other sources listed.

  • Characters of Athene and Poseidon in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

    In five pages these characters as they are featured in Homer's epic are examined in terms of how they contribute to the tale overall and how they serve to compliment each other. There are no other sources listed.

  • E.M. Forster's Novel A Passage to India and Walt Whitman's Poem 'Passage to India' Analyzed

    In five pages the reactions to Whitman's poetic assertions as featured in E.M. Forster's novel are analyzed. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Literary Comparison of Wallace McRae's 'Reincarnation,' Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

    In five pages a comparison of these works' point of view is considered in terms of the shaping of character, theme, plot, tone, style, prose, and exposition. There are no other sources.

  • Tricksters in Joel Chandler Harris' Brer Rabbit Stories and in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    This paper contrasts and compares how the trickster is presented in Joel Chandler Harris' Brer Rabbit stories and in Mark Twain's novel Huckleberry Finn in 5 pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing Princess Diana and Beowulf

    The writer argues that because they worked on behalf of others and sacrificed themselves to a greater cause, Princess Diana and Beowulf can both be seen as heroes. The paper is five pages long and has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Lysistrata and Pleasure

    In four pages this report discusses theater in ancient Greece in a consideration of sexual conflict and pleasure as represented by Lysistrata. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Poet Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    In five page this report discusses Emerson's criticisms of those who are incapable of appreciating beautiful simplicity as featured in his 1844 essay. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and the Supernatural

    In five pages this paper examines the supernatural theme of Wuthering Heights and its implications. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

    In a research paper that consist of eight pages the ways in which Russia's existing political and social situation is reflected within The Cherry Orchard is reflected in terms of the author foreseeing the rise of the merchant class and the downfall of the aristocracy as the text reveals. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • How Shirley Jackson Employs Allegory in Her Tale, 'The Possibility of Evil'

    This paper consists of five pages and argues that the story is in fact a morality tale that contends one with his or her own problems should not attempt to solve those of another. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Character Analysis of the Prince in Giuseppe Lampedusa's The Leopard

    In nine pages this analysis of The Leopard includes an examination of its theme and of the Prince's character. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov and Melodrama of the Victorian Age

    In ten pages English melodrama during the Victorian Age is analyzed in terms of message and tone of style in a comparison and contrast to The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Nurture and Nature in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    In five pages this paper discusses the theme that culture cannot change nature as presented by Emily Bronte in her novel Wuthering Heights. One MLA source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Spirituality as a Concept in Black American Literature

    5 pages and 5 sources. This paper provides an overview of the theme of spirituality as it is defined and utilized in African American literature. This paper shows a number of examples of the use of spirituality.

  • 'The Death of the Moth' by Virginia Woolf

    The eloquent descriptions of death and how life should be valued by human beings are examined within the context of this essay by Virginia Woolf that consists of five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gender Relations in Zora Neale Hurston's 'Sweat' and Their Eyes Were Watching God

    In four pages this research paper examines how gender relations is depicted by Zora Neale Hurston in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God and in her short story 'Sweat.' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

    In five pages this research paper examines Flaubert's Parrot in terms of the novel's lack of resolution and the failed purpose of primary character Dr. Geoffrey Braithwaite. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gilgamesh, Sir Gawain, and Their Representation of Moral Values

    In seven pages this paper compares the moral values of Sir Gawain with Gilgamesh to determine that Sir Gawain is more selfless while Gilgamesh is more self serving. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freudian Theory and The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters

    In five pages this report examines the applicability of Sigmund Freud's theories to the 1994 text by Minette Walters. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    In ten pages the play's acts are presented in an overview which also analyzes the major characters. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Napoleon and Kutuzov in War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    In ten pages this paper compares the statecraft utilized by Russia's Kutuzov and France's Napoleon in War and Peace by Leo Tolstory in a consideration of why the French general's fell short whereas the Russian's approaches succeeded. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mature Playwrights Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller

    In four pages this essay compares the mature dramas The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and The Crucible by Arthur Miller in terms of its relationship insights and the times in which they were written. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, American Identity and Education

    In five pages the discovery of individual identity through education is examined within the context of the poems 'Salvation' by Langston Hughes and 'Graduation' by Maya Angelou. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bette Bao Lord's Spring Moon

    Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord is reviewed and analyzed in seven pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Nietzsche's The Collapse of Western Metaphysics in the Areas of Reason, Morality, and Religion and Underground Man of Fyodor Dostoevsky

    In five pages Western metaphysics' collapse as it pertains to Nietzsche and Dostoevsky's works is examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Common Themes in Jane Eyre, Silas Marner, and Wuthering Heights

    In five pages nature vs. nurture as this theme is represented in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, George Eliot's Silas Marner, and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights is examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    Montaillou The Promised Land of Error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie as an example of history writing is examined in an essay consisting of three pages with various theoretical approaches to history also discussed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Symbolism and the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In four pages this paper examines how Hawthorne employed symbolism in the stories 'Young Goodman Brown,' 'Lady Eleanore's Mantle,' and 'The Birthmark.'

  • Discussion and Summary of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    In three pages Sebold's text is summarized and discussed. There are three sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Persuasion by Jane Austen and Overhearing

    This paper examines how the development of Anne Elliot is emphasized through indirect information and overhearing emphasis by Jane Austen in Persuasion. There are no other sources listed.

  • Technique, Theme, and Conflict in Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

    In seven pages this novel by George Orwell is analyzed in terms of technique, theme, and conflict. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Depiction of Women in The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    The depiction of African American Women as suffering because they are female, black, and poor in The Color Purple by Alice Walker is analyzed in a paper consisting of three pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway on the American Dream

    In three pages this paper examines how the American Dream is portrayed in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. There are no other sources listed.

  • An Analysis of The Lovely Bones

    This paper analyzes the character Susie in the novel by Alice Sebold. 1 source.

  • Warren Adler's The War of the Roses

    Warren Adler's The War of the Roses is summarized and reviewed in four pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • Guilt and Grief in The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    In four pages this essay analyzes this novel by Alice Sebold in terms of the death of Susie and character reactions to it.

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and Themes of Guilt and Grief

    In four pages this essay examines how guilt and grief regarding 14 year old Susie's death is thematically depicted by Alice Sebold in The Lovely Bones. There are no other sources listed.

  • Spirituality and Storytelling in Beloved by Toni Morrison

    In three pages this paper compares the importance of storytelling and spirituality in this text with 'Everyday Use' by Alice Walker and her depiction of the spirituality of her female characters. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Pecola

    In four pages a character analysis of Pecola as presented in the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is presented. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Spirituality and Religion in Dona Perfecta by Benito Perez Galdos

    In four pages the themes of spirituality and religion as they manifest themselves in this 2004 historical novel are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and the Vietnam Draft

    In eight pages the ethics of conscription are examined in a discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and a Vietnam War draft reference. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • "Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now"

    This 3 page paper discusses the way in which developed nations tell themselves lies in order to justify exploiting the developing world, drawing on examples from the film "Apocalypse Now" and the novella on which it is based, "Heart of Darkness." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • “The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century”

    This 3 page paper summarises the main arguments and message of “The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism by Daniel Headrick in the Nineteenth Century”. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Women’s Friendship: “The Color Purple”

    A 5 page paper which examines the friendship of women regarding Celie and Sofia in “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker. No additional sources cited.

  • Jay Gatsby: A Great Man?

    A 4 page paper which examines whether or not Jay Gatsby, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, is a great man or not. No additional sources cited.

  • Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever

    A 6 page analysis of Edith Wharton’s short story Roman Fever. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

  • Nick Carraway/The Great Gatsby

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  • “The Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield

    A 4 page review of Steven Pressfield’s “The Gates of Fire.” No additional sources cited.

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    This 3 page paper examines this novel and focuses on the mother character. How the grief process has been halted is the focus of attention. Suggestions are made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Gatsby & the American Dream

    A 3 page essay that discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which can be viewed as an exploration of the psychological ramifications of the American Dream. Examination of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece indicates the reasons for the enduring relevance of this book as it accurately and insightfully portrays the contradictions that characterize the American Dream and how this can influence individual lives. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Themes: To Kill a Mockingbird

    A 3 page paper which examines various themes in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. No additional sources cited.

  • Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby"

    This 10 page paper discusses Fitzgerald's use of color symbolism in his classic novel "The Great Gatsby." Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Japanese Literature: "Essays in Idleness" and "An Account of My Hut"

    This 8 page paper compares two Japanese works of Medieval literature, "Essays in Idleness" and "An Account of My Hut." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Wordsworth & Hardy/Perspectives on Nature

    A 3 page essay that observes that both William Wordsworth, in 1838, and Thomas Hardy, in 1900, wrote poems that were inspired by the beautiful song of the thrush. But while these two poems share a common topic, the Romantic approach and exuberant optimism of Wordsworth is quite different from the dark skepticism that characterized the Victorian worldview exemplified by Hardy. Nevertheless, examination of the two poems shows that each poet took inspiration and encouragement from the thrush, each in his own way. No additional sources cited.

  • Amy Tan’s Two Kinds: Mothers and Daughters

    A 4 page paper which examines mother/daughter relationships as seen through Amy Tan’s short story Two Kinds. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin

    A 3 page analysis of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black Snow by Liu Heng

    An 8 page analysis of Liu Heng’s work Black Snow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gulliver’s Travels by Swift

    A 10 page analysis of Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels. No additional sources cited.

  • Religious Symbolism in Hurston’s “Sweat”

    This 4 page paper discusses the religious symbolism in Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Science Fiction Shakespeare

    This 4 page paper comprises a memo to Shakespeare suggesting he write a science fiction screenplay based on the character of Ariel in “The Tempest,” and then it discusses five stories and what makes them science fiction tales. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analysis of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal

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  • If Shakespeare Wrote Science Fiction, Ariel Would Use a Transporter

    This 4 page paper discusses five short science fiction stories and what it is about each of them that classifies them as being in that genre. It also suggests ways in which Shakespeare could use science fiction techniques and themes to rewrite his play “The Tempest” as a screenplay for Spielberg to direct. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

    A 3 page paper which examines H.G. Wells’ novel The Time Machine as it involves Time and time travel. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café/Chinese-Canadians

    A 7 page paper that discusses Sky Lee’s 1991 novel Disappearing Moon Café concerns five generations of a Chinese Canadian family whose saga is shaped by cultural, economic and social factors that pertain to both China. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Persuasiveness of Socrates in Plato's Apology

    This 5 page paper discusses the trial and defense put forward by Socrates, recorded by Plato. The paper argues that Socrates was highly persuasive and put forward attractive arguments, but it was unlikely he would have been found innocent given the background of his teachings and the recent history in Athens at the time of his trial. The writer discusses the background to the trial and looks at the approach taken by Socrates when he defends himself. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Gatsby & The American Dream

    A 4 page essay that discusses this classic novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby overtly concerns the story of a man trying to win back his wartime lover and recreate his idolized version of their affair. However, beneath this romantic plot, there runs a much deeper and more serious theme, which addresses the decay of the American Dream that Fitzgerald witnessed in the years following World War I, which is when the US experienced a period of extreme opulence and sudden wealth. Fitzgerald portrays the American Dream as having been tarnished by the rampant materialism of American culture and its social and moral values. While his theme is evident throughout the novel, it is particularly evident in Fitzgerald’s characterization of Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick, with each character underscoring a different but related point. No additional sources cited.

  • Mattheissen: “The Snow Leopard”

    This 5 page paper argues that Peter Mattheissen’s book “The Snow Leopard” is as much about his journey of self-discovery as it is a story about his explorations of the Himalayas. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Jay Gatsby and the American Dream

    This 6 page paper argues that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel, “The Great Gatsby,” praises and condemns the American dream at the same time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A 3 page review of the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Toni Morrison’s Sula: Moral Ambiguity

    A 3 page paper which examines moral ambiguity in Toni Morrison’s novel Sula. No additional sources cited.

  • Poetic Explication of Robert Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose”

    In three pages, this poetic explication of Robert Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” includes basic information on the poet and the poem, identifies the speaker, subject, and ideal, and also considers the poetic devices of imagery, simile, and metaphor. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Shakespeare/Sonnets 73 and 130

    A 3 page essay that analyzes these two sonnets. William Shakespeare is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest masters of the English language who ever lived. Examination of two of his sonnets, Sonnets 73 and 130, demonstrates this expertise in regards to Shakespeare's use of metaphor, alliteration, enjambment and imagery. No additional sources cited.

  • Maya Angelou/Phenomenal Woman

    A 4 page essay that offers an explication and analysis of this poem. Throughout the course of human history, men haven been primarily admired for their accomplishments, but the focus of admiration for women has been on whether or not their appearance fit with what a particular society considered beautiful. In her poem "Phenomenal Woman," Maya Angelou challenges this pervasive cultural feature and asserts that she is extraordinary and immensely attractive, without fitting within any of society's preconceived notions of how female beauty and attractiveness should be defined and conceptualized. No additional sources cited.

  • Gatsby and Heathcliff

    A 3 page paper which examines the characters of Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. No additional sources cited.

  • Dreamers: Gatsby and Heathcliff

    A 3 page paper which examines who the greater dreamer is, Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald or Heathcliff from Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. No additional sources cited.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby’s Alter Ego

    This 5 page paper discusses the great similarities between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his character, Jay Gatsby, protagonist of “The Great Gatsby.” Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Anatole France: “The Gods Will Have Blood”

    This 3 page paper discusses the novel “The Gods Will Have Blood” by Anatole France and argues that while France found the Revolution to be necessary, its corrupting influence on those who participated in it is evil. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Wives and Crime in Trifles and Sweat

    A 5 page paper which examines the women in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles and Zora Neale Hurston’s Sweat. The paper examines the women and discusses whether they should be held accountable for the crimes they committed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gatsby’s Fantasy

    A 4 page paper which examines Jay Gatsby’s fantasy of reconnecting with Daisy after years of separation in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. No additional sources cited.

  • Economic Institution of Slavery in Beloved by Toni Morrison

    In 5 pages the economics of slavery are examined in an analysis of this novel by Toni Morrison.

  • The Bluest Eye and Abuse

    5 pages that discuss abuse from Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and abuse in society. There are 3 sources.

  • Demetria Martinez Speaks the Mother Tongue

    The writer discusses the imagery in Demetria Martinez’ novel “Mother Tongue.” There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • "I Stand Here Ironing" And "Fever Flower" Mother Daughter Relationships

    Brief discussion pertaining to the family theme of mother/daughter relationship within the two stories. One source is cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Life in the Heian Court

    The writer discusses the Heian Court of Japan circa 1000 AD as described in the “Diary of Lady Murasaki.” There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Grange versus the Heights

    The writer discusses the dualism that is so evident in Wuthering Heights by contrasting the two houses, Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights itself. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Faulkner: Spotted Horses and Barn Burning

    The writer discusses Faulkner’s use of deception in his works “Spotted Horses” and “Barn Burning.” There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Hemingway's Turning of Tables in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

    In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" it is obvious Hemingway was trying to understand the characteristics of being female. This 8 page argumentative notes how Hemingway often put his male characters within his own concepts of the feminine as a means of understanding them. He also put females in male roles, as in this story. The argument looks at binaries and growth out of them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How Women Are Treated in "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston

    Delia Jones as a reflection of Hurston's treatment of Women in her 1926 story "Sweat" is the subject of a literary critique in 6 pages (5 pages of text and a 1 page outline). The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Scarlet Letter Symbolism

    This is a paper that looks at symbolism within The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. There is one source in this three page paper.

  • Historical and Cultural Differences in Photography and Printing in the East and West

    In a paper of eight pages, the writer examines the development of the photography and print industries in ancient China and Japan, as well as in the west, in Revolutionary France. Critical factors in state control of these industries are explored. Paper uses seven sources.

  • My Mother by Kincaid

    This is a paper that examines the use of dream logic in My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid as it pertains to mother daughter relationships. There are three sources in this three page paper.

  • Syllabus Design: 19th Century Literature

    In a paper of eight pages, the writer looks at syllabus design. Using a 19th century literature course, a syllabus is developed and justified. Paper uses six sources.

  • Analysis of Excerpt from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

    This essay discusses and offers analysis of an excerpted passage from Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye. This passage is exemplary of Morrison's thematic content in that it indicates Pecola's fascination with blue eyes and how the child interprets this societal beauty standard. Six pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Does Studying Literature Improve Individual Writing Skills?

    The writer considers the argument that writing skills may e enhanced by studying literature, discussing how and why this may be the case and assesses evidence to support the assertion. The paper presents a broad view, considering various type of writing skills at different levels as well as the way in which language used can and is developed, with specific reference to the work ideas and criticism of Orwell and Graves. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • "The Great Gatsby" and Existential Values

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at "The Great Gatsby". Existentialism is used as a framework to analyze Gatsby's greatness. Paper uses one source.

  • Brown vs. the Board of Education and To Kill a Mockingbird

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at racial themes in To Kill a Mockingbird. The reality of these themes is made apparent by an exploration of the court case Brown vs. the Board of Education. Paper uses four sources.

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    This essay presents the argument that Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's novel is a sympathetic, sensitive character who is the mental equivalent of an abused child, lashing back at the world and his virtual "father" Victor Frankenstein. Four pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Shelley's Frankenstein, Adam Imagery

    This essay pertains to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's nineteenth century gothic novel Frankenstein and the allusions that Shelley makes to the story of Adam as recorded in the Bible. The writer discusses the implications of these references. Five pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Zadie Smith's White Teeth, Role of Ancestry

    This essay is on "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith. This novel relates the stories of a multiethnic cast of characters, focusing particularly not he character of Irie Jones, and discusses the influence of her Jamaican ancestry. Five pages in length, one source is cited.

  • An American Dream Tragedy, The Great Gatsby

    This essay describes the thematic function of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Six pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Analysis of “The Zebra Storyteller”

    This 4 page paper gives an analysis of the story The Zebra Storyteller. This paper includes both lateral and vertical analysis as well as a Rogerian argument. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Talent and Adversity: The Interestings

    This 4 page paper gives an explanation of the book, The Interestings, and uses it to explain how adverse conditions lead to development of talents. This this paper includes the main characters Jules and Ethan as examples of how this talent might emerge in the right conditions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    This 5 page paper gives an example of a position paper on the story Cock and Bull by Will Self. This paper includes how the ending of the story was meant to mess with the reader's mind. Bibliography lists 1 source.

 

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