Research Papers on Portugese 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.

  • 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.

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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

  • 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.

  • Passages Compared in Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor

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

  • A Review of I Am Rene Espronceda de la Barca

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

  • Rain of Scorpions by Trambley

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

  • 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.

  • The Cave by Jose Saramago

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

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

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

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

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

  • Love in the Time of Cholera

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

  • 1995 Novel Blindness by Jose Saramago

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

  • 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.

  • Spirituality and Religion in Dona Perfecta by Benito Perez Galdos

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

  • Societies in Benito Perez Galdos' Misericordia and Miau

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

 

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