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10 Aug 2010
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The Tale of Genji and the four major plays of Chikamatsu

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

The Tale of Genji can be used to show how samurai culture varies from the culture of the Heian courts. The samurai culture is honorable, loyal, and respectful, while the Heian courts were polygamous and corrupt in some aspects. Many of the aristocrats of the Heian courts strive only to gain power...

10 Aug 2010
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Young Goodman Brown's despair

Essay - 1 pages - Literature

Evil is mankind's nature: How the use of religious symbolism of faith and the devil caused Goodman Brown's despair from within, in the story of Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's only natural that our curiosity has caused some, to fall victim to form evil and temptation. Goodman...

10 Aug 2010
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The myth and legend of King Arthur

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

There is a mysterious allure and fantasy that is generated when one hears Excalibur, Knights of the Round Table, and the magic of Merlin which are all a part of the Myth and Legend of King Arthur that has created a blueprint for the heroism and honor: How the Legend of King Arthur defined a...

09 Aug 2010
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Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine and From the Dust Returned

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Having been told I had to choose an author and read three of their novels, I chose the strange and unusual author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury writes about science fiction which interests me. For this reason, I have decided to read Bradbury's novels as a basis for my paper. The novels I chose to read...

09 Aug 2010
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The grass dancer

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

During a lifetime, one will always encounter lies. These lies are road blocks along the journey called life, some being very harmful to one's life while others are hardly harmful at all. Susan Power's The Grass Dancer is filled with the type of lies which are life-altering. The three major lies...

09 Aug 2010
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Through the ages

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

The passage of time influences everyone in one way or another. In her novel, Mama Day, Gloria Naylor illustrates the strength and importance of the connection between ancestry and the present. The title character Mama Day (Miranda) finds personal strength and wisdom through her...

09 Aug 2010
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The innocent man by John Grisham: A review

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

John Grisham has been a favorite author of mine since fourth grade when I picked up A Time to Kill for the first of many times. That fictional novel was the start of my love for his exciting, fast paced storytelling and The Firm, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Chamber and The...

09 Aug 2010
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The daydreamer essay

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

This story focuses on the repetition in Peter's life that could be applicable on several levels to many people. His days a just a series of motions and this may encourage Peter to create a fantasy world in order to escape. A type of fantasy is an escape for Peter but, as shown by McEwan's other...

09 Aug 2010
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Book review of Undress me in the temple of heaven

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

The author Susan and her Ivy League friend Claire declare to each other that they want to travel and experience the world as it is after graduation. Their idealism, youth, and naiveté meet head on with a Chinese culture not used to tourists or any Westerners at all. Claire and...

06 Aug 2010
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Shakespeare's King Lear

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare's King Lear tragically ends with the death of many characters in the play's final scene. Act V, scene 3 brings about the confrontation of the opposing characters, resulting in disorder and many untimely deaths. Amidst this chaos is the character Kent. Kent is King Lear's...

06 Aug 2010
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A write up on Romeo and Juliet

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young teenagers infatuated with each other, but their love is forbidden by their respected families. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, must hide their relationship from everyone, for word of their being together would cause havoc...

06 Aug 2010
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Lord of the Flies: Leadership and its consequences

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

While there is vast disagreement over what exactly defines leadership, most agree that it is a response to societal needs. Ultimately, leaders provide consistent assurance and protection from external as well as internal threats. In view of that, the concept purely results from...

06 Aug 2010
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Filicide in Euripides' Bacchae and Toni Morrison's Beloved

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

The murder of a child, under any circumstance, is an overwhelming and catastrophic incident for any parent. However, when the parent becomes the murderer, it is only normal to question the underlying motives. Simply labeling a parent “crazy” creates no defense against future...

06 Aug 2010
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Structure of the parable

Thesis - 1 pages - Literature

What is the structure of the parable? Someone who is familiar with the bible would be able to tell you that they are allegorical stories in which each part of the parable signifies something. This is not always true. The parable is not an illustration of Jesus'...

06 Aug 2010
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Book review: "The Death of Adam" by Marilynne Robinson

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Marilynne Robinson's The Death of Adam is an essay collection by the author of the acclaimed novel Giliad. The essays in the book fall into two main categories, as Robinson describes in the preface. Some of them are dedicated to pointing out foolishness and ugliness where modern thought...

06 Aug 2010
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Emily Dickinson

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

The poetess is the most fantastic of implausibilities. She is a bizarre stray onto the wrong pedestal. Emily Dickinson, in the lonely ranks of poetry, has this particular distinction. Only Sappho, Emily Bronte and Elizabeth Browning keep her company in the otherwise fraternal pantheon. One can,...

06 Aug 2010
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John Donne and the Baroque

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

The monstrous beauty of the 17th century, all its aspiring whorls and lopsided rhetoric, its weird configurations and ghastly echoes, and the vast empty spaces evoked by its obsessive detail—all this is apotheosized in the Anglican priest, John Donne. In poetry and person, he embodies the...

05 Aug 2010
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Dealin' some justice: Wargrave style

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Every good mystery has suspense, deception, and plot twists. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is no different. Published in 1939, the book has sold well even today. The book features high suspense with cold-blooded murders and a mystery killer. All the characters and even the reader...

05 Aug 2010
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Gesundheit: On Chiasmus

Thesis - 1 pages - Literature

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” It just so happens that one of the most immortal phrases of one of the most immortal political speeches in history is a chiasmus. Coincidence? Indeed not. Jack knew what he...

05 Aug 2010
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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Set in the idyllic landscape of far-off Illyria, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night presents a tale of mischief and merriment, marriage and masquerade. It's the stuff great plays are made of: someone dressing in drag, someone donning yellow stockings, blatant homoerotic tendencies flying every...

05 Aug 2010
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Suffraging Shakespeare

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Set in the idyllic landscape of far-off Illyria, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night presents a tale of mischief and merriment, marriage and masquerade. It's the stuff great plays are made of: someone dressing in drag, someone donning yellow stockings, blatant homoerotic tendencies flying every...

05 Aug 2010
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A convenient truth

Thesis - 1 pages - Literature

McFate is the term coined ironically by Humbert to address the role of coincidence in his life. McFate; an interesting classification when one considers that Lolita was written before the era of fast food commercialization, and yet the nickname still has the same dilutive effect and...

29 Jul 2010
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Struggle for freedom and sanity in one flew over the cuckoo's nest

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

The struggle for freedom and sanity in society is a constant one. Societal leaders relentlessly place standards and requirements on people, and this produces a detrimental effect in many cases. The unavoidable contradiction between the interest of the whole and the cause of the...

29 Jul 2010
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Revolt against blandness: Language, sexuality and idealism in The Catcher in the Rye

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published in the early 1950's, a time of refinement and standardized ways of living. Salinger experienced firsthand the terrors of World War II, as well as life in America during an uncertain time. Salinger's early influences at...

29 Jul 2010
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Water vs. fire

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Life is a constant struggle with those around us. In Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, this struggle is the constant desire to overcome the opponent. Despite similarities, two characters in Moby-Dick showcase this constant desire to defeat one another. The wily Captain Ahab...

29 Jul 2010
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Irrelevant cynicism

Essay - 1 pages - Literature

In John Gardner's Grendel, the Dragon's most important character trait is his complete and limitless knowledge of the past, present, and future, producing his biting and relentless sarcasm and his ability to understand the complete and utter irrelevance of the daily exploits of Grendel and...

29 Jul 2010
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The warmth in life: (Despite the frost)

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

It is from the ancient Greeks and the Miltonic era that romantic poets have learned to so casually reject their profound place in society. They claim often to be some small part of an awesome whole; the vastness of earth, its circularity (life cycle), the infinitudes of time all...

29 Jul 2010
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Homeless Mothers: Book review and topic discussion

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Homeless Mothers: Face to Face with Women and Poverty by Deborah R. Connolly (University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, 2000) is an ethnography based on participant observation and extensive interviews and written for the general public. Its main subjects are homeless mothers and their...

29 Jul 2010
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Physical deterioration of Beckett Characters

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

As a playwright, Samuel Beckett wrote unconventional plays that tested the boundaries of theater. His stories are often perplexing upon first glance, and many employ devices not often seen by audiences, including disembodied voices, the lack of a full physical body throughout the play, and...

28 Jul 2010
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The appeal of Toru

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

The main character of Norwegian Wood is Toru Watanabe. As the central figure in the novel, he meets and interacts with many other characters in the book. He finds himself in a position where, at least in his own opinion, there are a lot of characters that are drawn to him for one...