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29 Apr 2021

The Great Depression and World War II (1929-45) in U.S. Literature

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

The confidence of the Jazz Age died in 1929 with the Crash. As the nation threatened to disintegrate, the American writer recognized the fragility of its coherence ; capitalism and industry could no longer be trusted to sustain an egalitarian society that could guarantee the welfare of...

04 Mar 2021

The Blindfold - Siri Hustvedt - Post-modernism

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

'There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.' Is a quotation from Harold Pinter that illustrates the ideas of the post-modernist movement,...

04 Mar 2021

Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

'Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness' is a quote by Allen Ginsberg that embodies the ideas that members of the literary and social 'beat generation' movement advocate. The later was created in the 1950s at the end of the Second World War, mainly by two young...

03 Feb 2021

The Appointment in Samarra - W. Somerset Maugham (1933) - Encounter with Death

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Terrorising and scary, death has always been a threatening subject. Although nobody wants to think about dying, we all wonder when Death is going to take us. In the fable "The Appointment in Samarra" by W. Somerset Maugham (1933), the author demonstrates that humans cannot avoid their fate. When...

03 Feb 2021

The House of Mirth (Edith Wharto, 1905) and Passing (Nella Larsen, 1929) - Women identity issues in the early twentieth century

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) and Passing (Nella Larsen) are novels presenting female characters struggling to fit into the 20th century society. At the time, women were not very independent and had almost no means to earn a living. In The House of Mirth, Lily Bart's parents died and in...

26 Nov 2020

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey (1962) - The 3 main characters

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

At first sight, this quotation makes me think that in reality it is our acts which determine the person that we are. We can be judged by our acts. It is particularly true in Ken Kesey's novel... The example of the three main characters: The Chief, the Big Nurse and McMurphy.

15 Jun 2020

Marvels, Monsters and Miracles in Anglo-Saxon England - Genders and Feminine Monstrosity in Beowulf and Judith

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Monstrosity has always been a recurrent topic in literature, especially during the Anglo-Saxon period, as people were fascinated by what was considered as abnormal, such as monsters, marvels and miracles. Definition of monstrosity is intricate and is profoundly associated with the viewer's...

15 Jun 2020

Pride and Prejudice, Volume II, Chapter 3 - Jane Austen (1813)

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This fragment is located in the third chapter of the second volume of the book. This chapter is showing that Elizabeth Bennet has been rejected by Mr Collins, cousin of the Bennet sisters and the heir to their properties. Its principal function is to show us that this rejection has touched her...

18 Apr 2017

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Vs. Smooth Talk

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The movie Smooth Talk which is based on the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" has many similarities. The majority of the movie uses the same outline on which the short story is written from, as well as uses the same characters that are also used in the novel. Yet, a sober...

09 Mar 2017

Comparing male antagonists in Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anonymous' short story The Mysterious Stranger

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Anonymously written and translated from German into English, then published in 1860, "The Mysterious Stranger" is a tale which can irrefutably be compared to Bram Stoker's Dracula, published in 1897. It is unknown if Stoker was inspired by this anonymous author, but readers of vampire tales...

03 Mar 2016

Figures of speech

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Lapham begins by telling us that the Notebook Magazine had become so much focused with the new print method of letting their readers know about the current ways of the world which was intended to acquaint them with presupposition of its editor. “Notebook was deeply rooted in the soils of...

09 Sep 2015

Reservation Blues Analytic Essay - Asian American Literature

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Different cultures around the world seem to intertwine in various aspects including ethical practices and unethical practices such as settler colonization. The key differences context, region, and races involved. This assertion is clearly depicted in a book and article analyzed in this paper. The...

09 Sep 2015

The Theme of Truth in "The Lottery" and "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This paper compares and contrasts the theme of truth in the story, “The Lottery” and the poem, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” Various literally devices, such as irony, symposium, allusion, and imagery, are used to illustrate the points made regarding the theme of...

07 Aug 2015

Mother comparison to Waiting for godot

Essay - 1 pages - Literature

Literature is sunk in devices with the intent to exhibit various meanings. Different readers gain different messages when deciphering the intent meant to be conveyed by the author. However, some intended messages are obvious. Interpreting Simon Armitage's poem, Mother and Samuel Beckett's...

07 Aug 2015

Comparison of Sisyphus and prometheus

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Comparisons are made through every medium of expression. Art, literature, and performance each provide the opportunity to determine similarities and differences. The assessment may be made from differing forms of expression, time periods, purposes, authors, artists, political, social, economic,...

06 Jun 2014

Symbols and the Speaker in "My Last Duchess"

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In a poem there is more than meets the eye. Robert Browning's “My Last Duchess” belongs to the genre of the dramatic monologue from the Victorian period. In this study I will analyze the poem centering on the symbols and the speaker, what is their role and how do they contribute to its...

08 Nov 2012

Hover through fog and filthy air": Scottish Play, Scottish Plague Tim Hamilton *English 764* Fall 2010

Essay - 12 pages - Literature

Macbeth. The very mention of the title of Shakespeare's most supernatural tragedy sends shivers down the spine of all too many theatre practitioners and enthusiasts, with good reason. Since Richard Burbage first stepped onto the stage of the Great Hall at Hampton Court to play the cursed tyrant...

08 Nov 2012

Boston's Faneuil Hall as Contested Performance Space: 1765 to 1776

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In the fall of 1775 following the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Continental Army had laid siege to Boston. While the redcoats held Boston proper, the Continentals controlled most of the surrounding area: their goal was thus to barricade the half-mile-wide “neck” of land which connected...

09 Oct 2012

Discuss the interaction between the translators and their agents, editors and publishers. What effect does such direct contact have on nature and quality of translation?

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Throughout history the concept of translation and translation in itself has played a major role as it has made the access to important texts easier such as the bible and thus has enabled people to interact more easily. Since the 1970's its role has increased because of the fast evolution of this...

16 Apr 2012

Invisible Cities

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities is written in such a way that while reading, we begin to see that there are two opposing outlooks which the main characters, Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, take when observing or imagining a city. It is very interesting to see how initially these two opposing...

16 Apr 2012

Notes from Underground

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Dostoyevsky crafted Notes from Underground in a way that upon reading the first section, one is filled with confusion and many conflicting ideas. Yet as the second part of the story unravels, the confusion and conflict start to become clearer and it becomes apparent how the experiences of the...

16 Apr 2012

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multi Racial Schools, By Gary R. Howard

Essay - 9 pages - Literature

Gary R. Howard's book "We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools" articulates the knowledge and actions necessary for White teachers to move forward on the path of multicultural education toward transformative pedagogy. Howard sets a sturdy foundation of deconstructed...

16 Apr 2012

Analysis of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The dystopia that is portrayed in "The Handmaid's Tale" was created by Margaret Atwood as a warning of the future, with reflections from the time she was living. The book was written in 1986, in the heart of the Reagan administration, and many new strides in technology had taken place, as well as...

16 Apr 2012

Analysis of Erasure by Percival Everett

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Throughout reading Percival Everett's Erasure, many conclusions can be made about Thelonius Ellison's character development, one could argue, even possible digression. Everett's title Erasure, itself signifies the act of devolution, to complete non-existence. Not only does the content of the text...

16 Apr 2012

Langston Hughe's "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain"

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

During a time when Black culture was developing and creating its place in history, Langston Hughes wrote “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”, which became the manifesto of the Harlem Renaissance, and urged Blacks to not be ashamed of who they are; to take pride in their...

16 Apr 2012

The influence of the Disney Princess

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Most girls grow up watching Disney films, especially the films that have story lines where the protagonist is a princess. Included among these films are classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Although many people see these films as harmless...

18 Jan 2012

Ernest Hemingway: A Pursuit Race

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

‘A Pursuit Race' is a short story in Ernest Hemingway's ‘Men Without Women' which is narrated from an omniscient point of view and which incorporates more precisely a heterodiegetic narrator. Here, the author knows everything and reveals to us the motivations, thoughts and...

16 Sep 2011

Same sex desire as demonstrated in Art and Literature in antiquity

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Many artists use their medium to express their thoughts or feelings on a particular subject. Often this material has to do with a current event, trend, or mindset that they have noticed. Some choose to portray things in a very realistic light, and others were more inclined to put their own...

14 Sep 2011

The Reflection of Robert Louis Stevenson's Paternal, Religious and Moral Conflicts in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published in 1886, was an instant bestseller in both Britain and the United States. Journalists and the public were eager to learn of Stevenson's inspiration for the story, and Stevenson responded to their inquiries with his essay...

14 Sep 2011

Bertrand Russell's Criticism of William James' "The Will to Believe"

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

William James, the late 19th and early 20th century American psychologist and philosopher, turned against the modern philosophical tradition with his philosophy of pragmatism. Specifically, James disagreed with the well-established philosophical theories that one can build existential truths from...