Research Papers on American Literature

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • 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.

  • Self-Perception and Learning

    This paper examines self-discovery and learning as seen in two literary works, Amy Tann's Two Kinds, and Danzy Senna's The Mulatto Millennium. This five page paper has two sources 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Character Analysis of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    The way in which Victor Frankenstein is presented in the first few chapters of the novel and whether he is depicted sympathetically in terms of motivation and psychological development form the basis of this paper that consist of 5 pages. There is one source 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.

  • Racism, Imagination, and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

    In five pages this paper discusses how the imagination assists in coping with racism as demonstrated in this 1970 novel by Toni Morrison.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'The Lightning Rod Man' by Herman Melville

    In five pages this short story is analyzed in terms of contrasting points of view between the salesman of lightning rods and a protagonist who is unnamed. There are no other sources listed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Willy Loman's Nightmarish American Dreams

    In five pages this paper examines how the protagonist Willy Loman's dreams of achieving American capitalist success become nightmarish for himself and for his second son Happy within the context of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Live Burial Theme in Edgar Allan Poe's Writings

    In seven pages this paper examines the recurring theme of 'live burial' in Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems including 'Annabel Lee,' 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' and 'Cask of Amontillado.' Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Rocket Boys' by Homer Hickam

    In four pages a synopsis of this text is provided in a book review that also includes content and thematic analysis. Four 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Manchurian Candidate Conspiracy

    The Manchurian Candidate in film and book form is a masterful examination of the conspiracy and conspiracy theory in America. This paper explores the John Frankenheimer movie and Richard Condon book, relating both to McCarthyism and comparing and contrasting the two in terms of politics and psychology. Includes a bio of Condon.This paper has five pages and four sources are listed 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.

  • 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

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  • Questions on Death of a Salesman Answered

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  • 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

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  • Lance Armstrong and the notion 'Its Not About the Bike'

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

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  • Schlosser: "Fast Food Nation"

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  • Poe/Annabel Lee

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  • Dan Brown and "The Madonna of the Rocks"

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  • Gary Jennings/Aztec

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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  • Mercerism and Electric Sheep

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  • 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

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  • Linda in Death of a Salesman

    A 3 page analysis of Linda in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. No additional sources cited.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Analysis of the Novel American Rust

    This 3 page paper gives an analysis of the novel American Rust, by Philipp Meyer. This paper includes discussion of an economy on the decline, unemployment, and poverty. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The American Dream and Of Mice and Men

    This 4 page paper gives a comparison and contrasting view of the American Dream in the Great Depression and today. This paper includes a comparison to Of Mice and Men and how it relates to the American Dream. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chapter Synopsis of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In seven pages this paper presents a chapter by chapter synopsis of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Mockingbird Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Mockingbird symbolism is the focus of this analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee consisting of six pages, with the author's employment of humor also discussed. One source is 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nick Carraway/The Great Gatsby

    An 8 page essay that focuses on the character of Nick Carraway as the narrative voice in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The writer argues that Nick Carraway, as Gatsby's friend and Daisy's cousin, is the ideal choice for providing the narrative voice of the novel, for a number of reasons. First of all, because the reader learns about Gatsby as Nick does, this gives the novel a definitive structure, which concentrates on the illusion that Gatsby has created in the opening chapters and then slowly reveals pertinent details of Gatsby's life as Nick discovers them. Nick's character also provides Fitzgerald with a means of commenting, interpreting and evaluating the action of the novel. In this manner, Nick's narration gives the reader insight into both Gatsby and Daisy that would otherwise be unavailable if Fitzgerald had chosen either one of these characters for providing the main point-of-view. Furthermore, Nick gives the reader someone with whom they can readily identify, as his emotional progress throughout the novel offers a hopeful template for reconciling the negative features of the era with a traditional past. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Existential Peanuts

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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.

  • Grief in The Lovely Bones

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  • Jay Gatsby: A Great Man?

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  • Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dreamers: Gatsby and Heathcliff

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  • 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.

  • Wives and Crime in Trifles and Sweat

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  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

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    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.

  • 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.

 

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