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19 Oct 2012

The limits of mankind's understanding: a comparison of Franklin and Swift

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

To compare Gulliver's Travels and Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography is to compare two definitive insights into the nature of humanity and humanity's role in the world. Perhaps due to the various and differing social movements of the times and places in which they lived, or perhaps as a result of...

09 Oct 2012

Consider the relationship and struggle between Urizen and Los in Blake's work

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The recognition of the English poet's literary talent William Blake has been slow and this is to be linked with the novelty of the ideas he developed, but also with the subversive aspect of his reinterpretation of the biblical works, in order to express his views about the world around him....

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...

05 Oct 2012

Kurt Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim and David Irving: Tralfamadorians in Training

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Where Billy Pilgrim begins, Kurt Vonnegut ends and this is where David Irving intrudes for good measure. However this is what makes the post-modern interpretation of this book so interesting (at least to this author). Certainly, an all pervading odor of fatalism and cynicism colors the...

10 Sep 2012

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

The Epic of Gilgamesh is among the earliest of all known works literature in the world. The poem tells the story of King Gilgamesh of Uruk who is thought to have reigned around 2700 BCE. Uruk is believed by some to be the origin of the name of modern day Iraq and was located in southern...

06 Aug 2012

The Dark Virgins

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

For ages now, the great Rache tribe has cursed the dwellers of Raginpoo forest. Whenever there's a commotion or a calamity in the village, they would blame the Raginpoo people right away without even knowing the truth about the said people. One day, Reug and Delash, the two sons of the...

06 Aug 2012

Defining the intimacy between the work of English poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and William Shakespeare

Course material - 7 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare is a world-renowned poet and playwright who has brought the narrative stories into a different level of genius he so cleverly crafted through the sublime musings he got from his views on the society, love, and the likes. On the other hand, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poet...

26 Jul 2012

Paper about the major themes of the book "The Canterbury Tales"

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Written in the late 14th century, during a period in history when England was experiencing a political and social turmoil, the Canterbury Tales are Geoffrey Chaucer's most celebrated literary work. At that time, a schism was beginning to develop with the Christian church. The...

05 Jul 2012

With their backs against fort walls a soldier's-eye, view of the siege of Zeelandia

Book review - 25 pages - Literature

On February 17th, 1662, in the stifling, humid chill of Formosa's cold season, they marched. Despite being deathly sick, injured, partially starved and otherwise exhausted, the 400 to 500 men of the Dutch East India Company remaining in the garrison of Fort Zeelandia marched to the beat of...

26 Jun 2012

The connection between Blanche DuBois and Sex

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

There is no doubt when it comes to Blanche Dubois' state of mind. On the first look she seems fragile, lost, and of course delusional. But on a further examination it becomes apparent that there is more than what meets the eye. To put it aptly, Blanche Dubois is insecure, and wants to feel needed...

11 Jun 2012

In the Merchant of Venice, do you consider Shylock to be a villain or a victim?

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

One area that I need to look at before I discuss this question is whether Shakespeare himself was anti-Semitic or that he was influenced when writing The Merchant of Venice by the attitudes of Christians to Jewish people at the time. At the time that Shakespeare was writing Britain was a...

11 Jun 2012

Compare the Presentation of School Life in "The Pieces of Silver" and "The Winter Oak". How do Sealy and Nagibin suggest to you that the schools in these stories are out of touch with the needs of their pupils?

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

“The Winter Oak” and “The Pieces of Silver” are both set within a school and both of the boys come from poor backgrounds. Some of the ideas in the stories are similar. Both refer to the teacher learning a lesson, or a system which the teachers uphold is challenged or defeated...

11 Jun 2012

Compare the presentation of the speaker in Alan Bennett's monologues 'A chip in the sugar' and 'A Lady of letters'. How does Alan Bennett guide your reactions to the characters?

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

In Bennett's monologues the characters and their attitudes have quite a lot in common. To realise these similarities and differences, it is necessary to see what we learn directly or implicitly about the main characters' lives and what they tell us about their situations. In ‘A Chip in the...

06 Jun 2012

Would you agree that the main focus in Heaney's poems about childhood is the loss of innocence?

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The Early Purges is about when a boy of about the age of 6 is frightened at the sight of kittens being drowned on a farm as he is told that they are pests. Then when he is older he just sees it as the norm and something that must be done. Death of a Naturalist is about a very young boy who...

06 Jun 2012

Compare the ways in which the writers present the relationship between the colonial authority and the oppressed in the novels 'The Siege of Krishnapur' and 'True History of the Kelly Gang'

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

In their novels, both Carey and Farrell present the Colonial Authority as multi-faceted organizations. In Farrell's ‘The Siege of Krishnapur' the foremost voices of the Colonial Authority are the Collector, initially representative of the British Empire's quest for progress, and Fleury,...

04 Jun 2012

Explication of "The Winter Evening Settles Down"

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

T.S. Eliot's poem, “The Winter Evening Settles Down”, tells about the time period of which the poem was written in 1917. During this time, World War I was occurring, there was an early economic depression that preceded the Great Depression of the late 1920s into the 1930s, and it was a...

04 Jun 2012

"Disillusionment of Ten O' Clock" Explication

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In Wallace Stevens' free-verse poem, “Disillusionment of Ten O' Clock,” he presents the reader with an aggregation of vivid and descriptive words that help illuminate the theme, or the idea, of the poem. Stevens uses his literary work in a way that affects the person reading it and most...

04 Jun 2012

William Blake's "The Tyger"

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

In William Blake's “The Tyger,” he questions, multiple times throughout, how the tiger was created - ultimately, it is up to the reader to draw his or own conclusion. Blake's questioning of who created the tiger and how the tiger was created is the central theme of this poem. As a...

30 May 2012

Tale of Kieu

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The notion of morality has been the focus of numerous philosophical and sociological debates. A number of experts have examined the issue, arriving to a number of different models and schemes to define morality and its influence on human behavior. One of the major figures in this field was the...

23 May 2012

In defense of my faith: Christianity

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

Christianity was originally a Judaist social movement that emerged in the Middle East over 2000 years ago. It originated in Jerusalem at the time of the Roman population. After the death of the founder of the religion, Jesus Christ, the movement started to spread to preaching of...

21 May 2012

Examination of the My Lai massacre, one of the most infamous events of the Vietnam War, Review of the book "My Lai: A Brief History with Documents" (James Stuart Olson, Randy Roberts)

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

This report will analyze the book “My Lai” by the historians Olson and Roberts. To look at the different issues that surrounded the My Lai massacre, it is necessary to look at the specific situation of the area at the time. The Vietminh emerged in 1941 with the aim of obtaining...

15 May 2012

Examine Shakespeare's presentation of Iago in Act 1 Scene 3, relating this scene to the play as a whole

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

Act 1 Scene 3 can be split into three main sections. The first contains the Duke and Senators discussing eventualities of the Turkish fleet and the war. The second, Brabantio followed by other characters interrupts the court to complain about Othello's courting of Desdemona, his daughter. It is...

15 May 2012

Hero myths seem to phallocentric in that all heroes are male- Who is the strongest candidate to be the heroine of Greek myth?

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

It is possible to find a wide range of both female and male heroes in Greek myth. Remarkable battles, brilliant sportsmanship, incredible physical abilities, are just some of the magnificent traits that are part of numerous ancient Greek legends. In this respect, the immense majority of the gods...

07 May 2012

The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World by Evgeny Morozov- Review

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

This article reviews the book The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World, Evgeny Morozov. The themes of the book explore the dichotomy between the democratic nature of the internet being used by opposition forces all over the world and the blatant repression of stable authoritarian regimes...

20 Apr 2012

L'Allegorie du patrimoine or The invention of the Historic Monument (&translated by Lauren M. O'Connell) by Françoise Choay

Book review - 10 pages - Literature

L'Allegorie du patrimoine or The invention of the Historic Monument (&translated by Lauren M. O'Connell) was written by Françoise Choay. She was born in 1925 in Paris, has been a historian of the theories and of the urban and architectural forms. She is an emeriti professor at the university of...

17 Apr 2012

If on a Winters Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The story If On A Winter's Night a Traveler is about the immersion of a reader within a story and his determination to go on with the plot and discover what happens. This is foiled within this story when the Reader constantly encounters with books that suddenly break off and have no ending....

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...