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08 May 2009

Horace Walpole vs. Clara Reeve: The role of the Gothic

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Gothic novels are seen as the beginning of modern horror fiction. Many devotees believed Gothic novels have inspired pleasant horror in its readers. The genre is generally accepted to have been started by Horace Walpole and his novel The Castle of Otranto. Although Walpole was an aristocrat and...

08 May 2009

The Odyssey in Song of Solomon

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon has a small but important feature that distinguishes it from its predecessors: unlike Sula and The Bluest Eye, its protagonist, Milkman, is male. While Sula and The Bluest Eye center on female characters, and locate themselves in domestic spheres, Song of Solomon...

08 May 2009

Reinventing Myth, Recasting gender: Myth in Morrison

Thesis - 12 pages - Literature

As an African American woman writer, Toni Morrison's relationship with myth is complex and multilayered. In an interview with Charles Ruas, Morrison calls myths the “nourishing stories”(115) that we are raised on. Myth educates future generations about values and strategies for...

08 May 2009

A room with a view: Narrating intersubjectivity in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

Thesis - 23 pages - Literature

The outcry in 1942 was definitive: Virginia Woolf wrote novels without characters. According to D.S. Savage, Woolf's characters are completely incoherent, “void of internal definition” that would distinguish one character from another or from the world that surrounds them. According to...

07 May 2009

"I.O.U. The debt threat and why we must defuse it", Noreena Hertz

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

NOREENA HERTZ is a British economist who teaches political economy at the University Of Utrecht, Netherlands. Her last book is I.O.U. The debt threat. In this book, she talks about Bono, the lead singer of U2 (real name Paul Hewson), who will challenge the rich world to help eradicate Third World...

07 May 2009

Reading note on Kant's perpetual peace

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

Immanuel Kant was born in Königsberg, Prussia in 1724. He studied philosophy, mathematics and physics at the University of Königsberg, and became a renowned teacher and scholar thanks to his works on reason, knowledge and judgment. Indeed, he intended to explain rationalism, and therefore...

07 May 2009

Jean- Paul Sartre, "Huis clos", Lecture plurielle

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Basing your essay on specific extracts from the play, would you say that, according to Shakespeare, fate determines man's action, or that man is always free to choose his own course of action? According to masters of literary theory, a tragedy draws the destiny of extraordinary people...

07 May 2009

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Since the very beginning of the play, we realize the essential role of dreams and reminiscences in Willy Loman's life because he seems to live in his own world. Indeed, as soon as he comes back home, we learn that this day, he wasn't able to drive all the way to the place he was supposed to go...

07 May 2009

American writers in Paris: Anaïs Nin - Houseboat - ; James Baldwin - Equal in Paris -

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

“Houseboat” is the initial short story in a collection entitled Under a Glass Bell, published in 1944 by Anaïs Nin. It presents us with the complex relationship the artist carries on with Paris - a relationship made of both attraction and repulsion. It also gives us an insight into the...

07 May 2009

Richard Dawkins, "The selfish gene"

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins elaborates on another perspective of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, basing his argument on the recent discovery of the DNA molecule's structure. The theory of evolution, which relevance had been largely suffering from a lack of physical validation, now...

06 May 2009

Dreams in story of the stone

Thesis - 10 pages - Literature

“Last night Chuang Chou dreamed he was a butterfly, spirits soaring he was a butterfly (is it that in showing what he was suited his own fancy?), and did not know about Chou. When all of a sudden he awoke, he was Chou with all his wits about him. He does not know whether he is Chou who dream...

05 May 2009

Graphic novels

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

For this project I chose to focus on graphic novels that have a lead female character. I chose graphic novels because I feel that most teachers don't want to use them in their classrooms and I believe that most young adults would be interested in reading them in school as many of them do on their...

05 May 2009

Incorporating multicultural literature

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

“Multicultural education is for everyone regardless of ethnicity, race, language, social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other differences” (Neito, 2000, 4). For many teachers the idea of incorporating multicultural literature into their everyday English...

05 May 2009

The escape from Alcatraz

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

Alcatraz, America's most infamous maximum security prison was designed to be escape proof. But on a clear, cool night in the summer of 1962 three prisoners did make it off the island and then vanished without trace” (Discovery Communications). It is still a mystery today if the prisoners...

05 May 2009

The master book

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Creating a novel can be one of the most frustrating tasks for a writer to do. In the essay below, I will concentrate on the writing styles of six writers' from different writing genres, including technical writing, academic writing, and fiction writing. Comparisons will be drawn...

30 Apr 2009

Book review on gender and higher education: A collection of essays edited by Becy Ropers-Huilman analyzed

Book review - 9 pages - Literature

This paper will provide a review of a collection of essays edited by Becky Ropers-Huilman entitled Gendered Futures in Higher Education. Critical Perspectives for Change. The book was published by the State University of New York Press, Albany, N.Y., in 2003. The paper will consider how this...

29 Apr 2009

Gregorius : Medieval blockbuster

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Gregorius is a complex poem from the middle ages, written in an original and new poetic idiom which reveals many unique characteristics of the period. The theme that seems most significant, and which will be discussed in this essay, is one that would engage both a lay audience, and the...

29 Apr 2009

Is Antigone or Creon the winner of the debate between them - A discussion of Anouilh's Antigone as modern tragedy

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Which character in Jean Anouilh's modern adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone, Antigone or Creon, presents the stronger argument in their debate concerning the best way to deal with the dilemma of whether or not burying Polynices, Antigone's brother, is necessary or wrong, from a...

28 Apr 2009

'We don't live here anymore': The historicity of what was once the deserted house

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Historically, women in industrialized societies are placed at a double disadvantage; in addition to occupational workloads and/or the rigor of citizenship, they are also responsible for the daily maintenance of the domestic sphere. In regarding women's experiences in Stalinist-era Soviet Russia,...

28 Apr 2009

Especially the fallen tree the snow picks out in the woods to show

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

If one were to read through A.R. Ammons' poems, in chronological order, they would see a clear progression of tone and theme; his subject matter, as well as they voice he uses to portray it, goes through definite transformation as he becomes a more experienced poet and, perhaps most...

28 Apr 2009

Blindness: A Jose Saramago's novel

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

The blindness that suddenly and quickly takes hold of an entire population in Jose Saramago's novel, Blindness, is atypical in many ways. Most notably, those afflicted are not plunged into darkness; rather, all agree that they are floating in a sea of milky whiteness, unable to make out shapes or...

27 Apr 2009

Images of identity in feminist and immigrant Canadian literature - Interior landscapes of the self in Munro and Ricci

Thesis - 7 pages - Literature

This paper will compare and contrast the authorial approach to coming-of-age narratives, and the formation of identities in two works of Canadian fiction, Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women and Nino Ricci's Lives of the Saints. Munro employs a first-person narrative that interweaves the voice...

27 Apr 2009

Exploring Caliban in Shakespeare's the tempest in the context of post-colonialist theory

Thesis - 7 pages - Literature

The character, Caliban, from Shakespeare's play The Tempest, is one of the most widely discussed individual characters in Shakespeare's entire canon, especially in relation to issues of the way that Europeans represent (or mis-represent) non-white peoples, historically, in literature and in...

27 Apr 2009

Putting the rest cure to rest: An interpretive essay on "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Since its publication in 1892, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, has generated a variety of interpretations. Originally viewed to be a ghost story, it has been regarded as Gothic literature, science fiction, a statement on postpartum depression, having Victorian...

25 Apr 2009

Exploring conflicting meanings of the child in Lewis Carroll's Victorian classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

The construction of childhood in Victorian England helps lend a context to the meaning(s) of Lewis Carroll's children's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This short paper will examine the emergence of ‘childhood' as a new category, beginning in the late 18th century, expanded and...

25 Apr 2009

A strong resemblance between "Lost in the Funhouse" and "Young Goodman Brown"

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

It is truly revealing when one can make a comparison of two completely unrelated stories and find a basic meaning and theme that is analogous to both, despite superficial characteristics. Nathaniel Hawthorne's “Young Goodman Brown” is about a religious man, Goodman Brown, who embarks on...

22 Apr 2009

A review of the book An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of moods and madness

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Reading An Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison, was much like driving by the scene of a horrible car wreck. We snuck a peek, turned a page, faced disturbing images and soon became entwined with gut wrenching emotions that made us want to run away. As if transfixed by a cavalcade of emergency...

21 Apr 2009

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," book series; and why it has a deep connection with American teen girls

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

The "Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants," consists of four books. These books have solidified the series as a literary masterpiece that has been heralded as a great work for young people. It has been celebrated as a wonderful literary effort. The books evoke thoughts of serene and...

16 Apr 2009

The one sided battled between man and nature

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

As long as the existence of literature, writers have sought to provide insight on the battle between man and nature. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the unyielding power of nature and the dire consequences of man's desire to conquer nature, play out in this cautionary tale. Two examples that will...

16 Apr 2009

Science in action: Review

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Latour suggests that the construction of facts and machines is a collective process. He argues that there is nothing inherent in a statement that makes it a fact; rather it is the future processes of others who accept it, support it, ignore it, challenge it, etc wherein the destiny of a statement...