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03 Aug 2007
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A Study On Literature on Vampires

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

This paper will deal with immortality and the fear of death as embodied in the vampire: its construction, its body, and its pop culture eminence. The impetus for this line of thought began with our reading of White Noise, where Jack and his wife are consumed by their fear of death, a death that...

03 Aug 2007
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The House Behind the Cedars: A Summary

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The Charles Chesnutt novel, The House Behind the Cedars, is the tale of a young woman of mixed race trying to make it in the antebellum South. She ultimately fails, dying mere months after an unsuccessful romance with a white man. Chesnutt's views on miscegenation can be discerned through the...

03 Aug 2007
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The Dharmaraja Ratha

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The temple site of Mamallapuram contains many impressive examples of mostly unfinished south Indian architecture. The Dharmaraja ratha is one of the better, if not just bigger, examples. It's unfinished as well, but the telltale signs of South India influence can be seen in its...

03 Aug 2007
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Comparative Study: The Awakening and The Beloved

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

This is a study of two books, The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Beloved by Toni Morrison. Both authors are women, and the main characters in their novels are also women. However, Chopin is writing from the nineteenth century about the nineteenth century, while Morrison is a modern author...

03 Aug 2007
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Comparison of Two Essays on Goddess Identity

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The book Seeking Mah?dev?: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess, edited by Tracy Pintchman, contains ten essays dealing with the different ways Hindus construe the distinct image of Mah?dev?. I will compare two of those essays here and determine their approach and what...

04 Jun 2007
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Essays on Works by American Expaitriate Writers

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The first essay is a short analysis of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". The second essay is a critical essay treating "Action is character”— F. S. Fitzgerald. The work is discussed in relation to "The Sun Also Rises" and "Tender Is The Night", and gives specific...

10 May 2007
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Jane Eyre's Preservation of Self

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is a novel that focuses heavily on the protagonist's sense of self-respect and her insistence on remaining true to her principles and standards despite all odds. One of the most fundamental aspects of Jane's character is her refusal to sacrifice her own...

10 May 2007
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The Presence of Walt Whitman in "A Supermarket in California"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Allen Ginsberg's poem “A Supermarket in California” is a vivid depiction of the contrast between a lighted, populated American supermarket and the dark, solitary streets outside; a contrast between the youthful American generation and the aged, solitary Walt Whitman who is contained...

10 May 2007
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Cesario and Homosexuality in The Twelfth Night

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Found within William Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night are many aspects of irony that contribute to its comical nature. In particular, the character Cesario, whose actor is veiled under two layers of falsity, is interesting not only because of the humor that surrounds him, but because...

03 May 2007
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Homer's epic poem, The Iliad

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, creates two very distinct heroic figures: Achilles and Hektor. These men come from different backgrounds and have different reasons for fighting in the Trojan War; Achilles fights for honor, whereas Hektor fights to defend his city, and yet both know that if...

24 Apr 2007
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King Mongkut: Man, Myth, and Misrepresentation

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Fewer stories of a Western encounter with the “Other” have been more popular than that of the English governess Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut (Rama IV) of Siam, now Thailand. The fascination began with the two books written by Anna herself, The English Governess at the Siamese...

23 Nov 2006
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Margaret Drabble, "The Millstone": part of the « Angry Young Men » movement?

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Margaret Drabble is a writer who was often assimilated to what is called the ‘Angry Young Men' literary movement. But, as a lot of those writers of the 1950s who were put into the same category, she never claimed being fully part of this movement - all the more so since the term of «...

27 Sep 2006
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The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

The Bluest Eye contains a number of autobiographical elements. It is set in the town where Morrison grew up (Lorain), and it is told from the point of view of a nine-year-old girl, the age Morrison would have been the year the novel takes place (1941). Like the MacTeer family, Morrison's family...

18 Aug 2006
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The Nineteenth Century's Middle Ages: Representation of the Middle Ages through nineteenth century novels or arts

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Henry Adams, Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres (1913). In Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres, Henry Adams depicts several well-known monuments and old sights of France, all of which were built during the Middle Ages. In this book, published in 1913, Adams comments on those monuments as...

20 Jul 2006
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The double personality in Edgar Allan Poe's tales: William Wilson and The Cask of Amontillado

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Edgar Allan Poe's stories often reflect some of his own personal problems. William Wilson and The Cask of Amontillado are usually classified with the label “tales of the double (or evil) personality”. They reflect one of the strangest aspects of Poe's life. He actually had a blurred...