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22 Oct 2018

Damned Human Race - Mark Twain (1905)

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Initially, Twain appears as the narrator having a serious voice which gives his age credibility. This is the false authority fallacy he uses the first. However, the instant satire appears, the satirical intentions of the author become clear. All the society represents the only stereotype in this...

05 Aug 2017

Education and gender bias in accounting - Literature Review

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In a workplace, managers, employees, and other workers are faced with different situations that require critical thinking and involving decision-making. Interactions and people's behaviors influence their perception towards each other. For example, gender issues arise from these factors and...

21 Sep 2016

The Tenement Saga: the Lower East Side and early Jewish American writers - Sanford Sternlicht

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

The book "The Tenement Saga: The Lower East Side and Early Jewish American Writers" by Sanford Sternlicht explores the life of Jewish immigrants living in tenements on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the early 20th century. The Jewish immigrants who migrated from Europe to find a better...

21 Sep 2016

Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts - Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The book "Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts", by Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe, is a business book that incorporates lessons from the Torah and other Jewish texts and applies the concept to success in business. Through a series of stories related to...

16 Sep 2016

The truth about identity in "The Apology" and "The Iliad"

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Greek texts often emphasize the relationship between the community and the individual, and often with tragic results for the individual who chooses to fully express his individuality. The characters who are the centerpieces of ancient Greek literature, then, are those who, alone in that...

16 Sep 2016

Iago's victory over Othello

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

There is no question that, like any tragically flawed hero, Othello is complicit in his own undoing. However, the nature of his character flaw is somewhat unusual in Shakespearean tragedy in that it is a flaw which the entire audience is tricked into sharing. Shakespeare takes pains to make the...

14 Sep 2016

A comparison between "Wuthering Heights" and "Great Expectations"

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, there were many novels written about love and its consequences. Romantic love, particularly in this time period, is often characterized by the works of Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens, especially in the novels Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations. While both...

14 Sep 2016

An analysis of "The Masterpiece" by Emile Zola

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Each artist's life is surrounded by passion. It can be a pleasant association, one filled with success and inspiration, or it can be deadly and obsessive. In the case of Emile Zola's "The Masterpiece", Claude Lantier, a young painter, is consumed with creating his vision, his life's...

12 Sep 2016

An analysis of "As Nature Made Him" by John Colapinto

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

There are many different ways to be uncomfortable in one's own skin. Each individual is never satisfied with their appearance, or some other aspect of their everyday lives, like their jobs. However, there are many cases where people are so unsatisfied in their own skin that they ask for a...

09 Sep 2016

The writing style and influence of Anderson Sherwood

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Anderson Sherwood was an important and influential figure in American literature. His works have helped to motivate writers by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck. In his works Queer and Sophistication, Anderson allows his readers a glimpse of what life was like for...

07 Sep 2016

Greek mythological plays, where the Gods are in charge

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Greek mythological tragedies, there is a persistent belief among the characters that a variety of gods control the course of events and the actions of men and women. The gods took a variety of forms in these plays, and they would often speak directly with human beings and inform them about...

07 Sep 2016

Personal desire vs. fidelity: Sir Gawain and Sir Lancelot

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

There are many ways to understand desire and to define it properly, but in doing so, it is important that we do not fail to mention the elements essential to desire and their corresponding affect on our intentions. Desire is often difficult to attain because it is always pushed back on the list...

07 Sep 2016

"Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave" - Douglass

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In "Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, an American Slave," Douglass tells us about his life during slavery. He demonstrates with explicit details how cruel and morally wrong slavery was, and he also describes, in bitter detail, how the system of slavery made cruel all those who...

07 Sep 2016

"The Demon in the Freezer" by Richard Preston

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

In "The Demon in the Freezer", Richard Preston gives us a very detailed and frightening description of the current state of the smallpox virus. Although it is technically located only in two locations throughout the world, Preston suggests that it still poses a major threat to human civilization....

07 Sep 2016

Understanding the Narrator in "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener", the narrator is confronted with a very difficult and unusual situation. A scrivener hired by the narrator, Bartleby, has stationed himself in the narrators' office and gradually becomes more and more difficult and increasingly stubborn. At first...

13 Jul 2016

The importance of Siegried Sassoon's letter in 'Regeneration', by Pat Barker

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

First of all it's important to know that this letter has actually been written by the real Sassoon. He was a poet and even if his first poems were kind of romantic, he is mostly famous for his poems about war. In these war poems, he describes the horror and the barbarism of war with gruesome...

06 Jul 2016

Prometheus unbound - Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1920 - Act I

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Act I of Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Prometheus Unbound", the story begins with the introduction of the mentally and physically tortured Prometheus bound to a rock. The reason for his confinement is revealed to be punishment for teaching the secret of fire to humanity, and defying...

06 Jul 2016

Canterbury Tales, The Wife of Bath Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer, 14th century - The hypocrisy of men in society

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, "The Wife of Bath" is powerful and beautifully expressed work. In the tale, the Wife of Bath describes her five marriages while criticizing the hypocrisy and irrationality of men. She forces us to realize that men subdue their women and leave them little room to...

05 Jul 2016

Canterbury Tales, The Miller's Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer, 14th century

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

People who are gullible are often taken advantage of by the people whom they respect. When a person admires somebody, it is very likely that he or she can be easily misled into doing something that they would otherwise never do. In Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale", we are introduced to an...

05 Jul 2016

Theory of evolution and the beak of the finch - Jonathan Weiner, 1995

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

When we imagine the process of evolution, we tend to picture it as an extremely slow, gradual process. It takes millions of years for some frog to change colors and camouflage to its surroundings, and it takes just as long for a fish to improve its structure and achieve the maneuverability...

04 Jul 2016

A Temporary Matter - Jhumpa Lahiri, 1998

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the story "A Temporary Matter", by Jhumpa Lahiri, we are introduced to a married couple in the process of grieving over their still-born baby. As the couple tries to recover from this disappointment, their behaviors and attitudes change significantly. They stop associating with their friends,...

04 Jul 2016

On the Road - Jack Kerouac, 1957

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

"On the Road", by Jack Kerouac, is a powerful novel about a group of friends who travel throughout the United States and go through various adventures. They represent a group of people who are always on the move, never willing to commit to anything, and live life with passion and recklessness. In...

28 Apr 2016

Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - A patriotic greed

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Patriotism is the unrivaled love for one's country. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), personal influence is always stronger than patriotism. Although Macbeth and Banquo was loyal in fighting off the rebellion, patriotism no longer exists. Without the unity of war, there is...

28 Apr 2016

Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - Freewill, in Macbeth: the destiny to choose

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Every piece of life seems to be interconnected. They can be the pieces to a puzzle, or they can be a perception of a whole. In both cases, life is a culmination of one's actions. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), a predetermined path seems to be set for Macbeth. From the...

29 Mar 2016

Cane by Jean Toomer

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Double consciousness is defined as a concept that describes an individual as having an identity divided into several parts. This makes it difficult for an individual to have a sole unified identity. As such, a person with double consciousness may be considered to have two thoughts, two souls or...

18 Sep 2015

How role of Jakes, as the narrator, informs his character - Interpreting Natives, Abbort Porter

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Abbotts defines interpretation as a compound of ideas and judgment. In an attempt to understand the idea of Abbotts of an implied author as well as his narrating ideas, this paper discusses the way the role of Jakes as the narrator informs his character. The paper also brings out what he reveals...

16 Sep 2015

Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Notes (1863); Mary Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1861-65)

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

The Civil War is just the most important thing in American cultural and social history—as well as political and military history, of course—since the War of Independence from Great Britain. It is, quite simply, fundamental to America's identity and sensibility, and it remains so to this...

10 Sep 2015

Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 & Milton's when I consider how my light is spent

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The poetic work Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 and John Milton's When I Consider How my light is Spent, are two sonnets from different periods. The Shakespearean represents the Elizabethan period or the period between 1558 and 1603. On the other hand, the John Milton's work represent the early...

10 Sep 2015

Oryx and Clarke - Margaret Atwood : A world without love

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Love is everything. The whole world is based around love; being in love, ending love and making love. Without it, life as known would be completely different. Groups and relationships now are made from love and passion for one another or a specific thing, that's what we...

24 Jul 2015

The Power in The tragedy of Macbeth, Vol. 2 - Shakespeare

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Gender roles have been a common theme in several renderings of literature. Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, provides an example. Shakespeare's take on gender is a unique one, revealed through the women in Macbeth. Women share a strong relationship with power in society according to the female...

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