Research Papers on Mixed & Comp. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Imagination, Emotion, Intuition, and Values of Romanticism

    In five pages this paper discusses Romanticism in a consideration of values, intuition, emotion, and imagination. Five 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.

  • 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.

  • Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander Smith and Principles of Ethics

    In five pages ethics particularly as they relate to healthcare are examined in this consideration of Alexander Smith's novel. Four sources are cited 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.

  • Past and Present Fairy Tales

    In ten pages this paper examines the fairy tale tradition and considers whether or not contemporary fairy tales Jay Williams' Petronella, Tanith Lee's Prince Amilec, and Jeanne Desy's The Princess Who Stood on Her Own Two Feet fit into the conventional mold. Two 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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