Research Papers on British Literatureerature

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students and Teachers in The Tempest and Frankenstein

    This paper consists of three pages and considers student and teacher relationships and the role conformity plays in an analysis of the characters of Caliban and Prospero in The Tempest by William Shakespeare and the creature and Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. There are no other sources 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hell in Dante's 'Inferno' and Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus

    In eight pages this paper contrasts and compares how the authors depict hell in these literary works. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • Position Paper Cock and Bull

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Analysis of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal

    A 6 page essay that analyzes Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” The writer offers an examination of Swift’s use of language in the essay, as the research analyzes how Swift accomplished his purposes, which were to shake the British public into seeing beyond their prejudices, biases and self-interest. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • Gulliver’s Travels by Swift

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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