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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...

06 Jun 2012
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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) - published: 21/05/2012

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

27 Jan 2012
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A State of Being in Society

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Literature

One Society- Religious and cultural belief has been something of a stumbling block in the realization of a unity of nations. Communication and travel have broadened our horizons to the point where we are no longer able to live in isolation with our spiritual ideologies, and must therefore seek a...

18 Jan 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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...

26 Aug 2011
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Three The Hard Way: Jocasta, Antigone, and Ruth Dead Resurrected

Thesis - 10 pages - Literature

In a flash one day it occurred to me that babies did not come flying out of a stomach which could magically reseal itself, as I had been thinking all of those years prior. I saw something (perhaps a woman, perhaps one with child), and suddenly I knew everything. It was a moment of realization...

22 Aug 2011
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Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four: When the future meets the past

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

Freewill has always been an attribute of humanity that is to be protected at all costs, as freewill plays an important role in defining who we are. Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four go to great lengths to show the effects of loss of individuality when governments take control of...