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12 Dec 2012
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An Analysis of Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The Army's approach to leadership development is powerful - and is thereby widely applicable to civilians and other organizations such as NGOs. Three words can summarize the philosophy that lies behind the Army's leader development. Be, Know, Do are “the key characteristics of an Army leader...

11 Dec 2012
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The decline of tragedy: modern tragedy and the failure to commit to action

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

In The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer introduces tragedy as the most important form of literary art. Tragic heroes fight against forces of great opposition but eventually have to surrender to their fates. Tragedy is a reflection on reality as the audience reaches a moment...

11 Dec 2012
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There will be time: Eliot's temporal theory from "Prufrock" to the Four Quartets

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The poetry of T.S. Eliot contains a temporal theory that evolves and transforms from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to the Four Quartets (1943). His theory shows that “all time is unredeemable” (BN I, 5), however, the cause of its inability to be redeemed changes from the...

10 Dec 2012
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T.S. Eliot's four quartets and music

Case study - 26 pages - Literature

Eliot's line, “In my end is my beginning,” has pleasantly echoed through our ears this semester. It is a line that indicates the perpetual connection of the start and the finish of a journey. The journey that we embarked on in the beginning of January has been full of unfamiliar...

04 Dec 2012
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An abolition of thought

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In Lewis' “The Abolition of Man,” Lewis argues that in the future, if natural law and objective value are to continue to be taught to children as things that are worthless, that the human populace will be controlled by a select few who know how to pull all of the right psychological...

04 Dec 2012
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The joke by Milan Kundera

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Children are not as good at thinking for themselves as adults are. Their entire lives have been spent taking commands from teachers, parents, and anyone older than them. Adults, however, already have learned how to think for themselves exactly because they went through all of this and learned...

23 Nov 2012
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A critique of three works: Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" and Sophocles "The Oedipus Rex

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Three great works that have stood the test of time include the book Shakespeare, the Tempest, the second book, Toni Morrison and the Song of Solomon, and Sophocles and his great work, the Oedipus Rex. These works are wonderful works which are great for reading, and have been studied and analyzed...

23 Nov 2012
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Obsessions from "The Underground"

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

“I am as insecure and touchy as a hunchback or a dwarf, and yet there have been moments when if I had been slapped, I might even have been glad of it. I say it seriously: surely I'd have managed to deliver some sort of pleasure in it as well - the pleasure of despair, of course, but it is in...

08 Nov 2012
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Re-presenting Galileo: Creative responses to Sidereus Nuncius in the seventeenth century

Case study - 8 pages - Literature

The last gasps of the sixteenth century and the first breaths of the seventeenth brought an explosion in the scientific observation and subsequent discoveries of the heavens. In 1609, the Englishman Thomas Harriot became the first man to map the Moon based on observations from a telescope;...

08 Nov 2012
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Is the codex obsolete?

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

Is the codex obsolete? It seems as if we're moving in that direction. As I sit down at the desk in my living room to write, I glance out the window of my apartment. In the distance I can see the strip mall that holds the empty shell of a recently-shuttered Borders bookstore. I can also see a...

08 Nov 2012
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Covering "L'Affaire Richard" in Eastern Canada

Case study - 23 pages - Literature

“Like the bear-pits in Shakespeare's time, we attend hockey games as our popular theater. It is a place where the monumental themes of Canadian life are played out - English and French, East and West, Canada and the United States, Canada and the world, the timeless tensions of commerce and...

08 Nov 2012
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Walking in the City Old West: The Performing Gamer and Red Dead Redemption

Case study - 18 pages - Literature

In this ethnographic moment, blogger Michael Abbott recalls the first of his many violent encounters with an anti-Semitic shopkeeper in Rockstar Games‘ Western title Red Dead Redemption (2010). He notes the Groundhog-Day-like quality of his experience: every five days, he returns to the...

08 Nov 2012
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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
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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...

08 Nov 2012
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"A tale so plausible, so boldly uttered": Reading the Popish Plot in Nahum Tate's The History of King Lear

Case study - 9 pages - Literature

On March 21, 1681, King Charles II appeared before the British House of Lords to deliver a speech regarding allegations of a Catholic plot against him, which had enveloped England in yet another storm of religious furor. An Anglican clergyman named Titus Oates had initially brought the charges of...

25 Oct 2012
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A Woman's "Complaint": Power and Gender in Andrew Marvell's "Nymph"

Case study - 17 pages - Literature

Andrew Marvell wrote numerous lyric poems throughout his life, but few of them were published until after he died. His contemporaries knew him mainly as a writer of prose and satire, and as a politician and member of Parliament under the governments of Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. Although...

19 Oct 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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 work and...

10 Sep 2012
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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
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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 wise...

06 Aug 2012
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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
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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 significance of...

05 Jul 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...