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06 May 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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...

15 Apr 2009
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Catastrophe and image, international post-modern fiction

Thesis - 11 pages - Literature

I have found two common, linked problems under scrutiny in three short stories by non-American authors. The three stories are “And of Clay We Are Created” (Isabel Allende), “The Laugher” (Heinrich Böll), and “The Street-Sweeping Show” (Feng Jicai), and the problems...

13 Apr 2009
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Divided We Fall:Gender, Androgyny, and the troubled union of Adam and Eve

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Literature

The single most important question at the center of John Milton's Paradise Lost is the question of predestination. The poem hinges on the assertion that mankind has been created “sufficient to have stood, yet free to fall” (III.99); if we do not accept this assertion, and instead...

07 Apr 2009
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Masquerade in seductive fictions

Book review - 9 pages - Literature

In her Masquerade and Civilization, Terry Castle hypothesizes that the concept of “masquerade” is central to 18th century consciousness, and provides an intriguing insight into how the self was conceived of in “the age of disguise”(Castle, 5). Implicit in the idea of...

06 Apr 2009
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Ethics and faith in "Fear and Trembling"

Thesis - 8 pages - Literature

Soren Kierkegaard once wrote about himself, saying “Once I am dead, Fear and Trembling alone will be enough for an imperishable name as an author” (Kierkegaard's Papirer). Undoubtedly one of his most popular works, it is no surprise he could foresee the endless amount of philosophical...

06 Apr 2009
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Dorothy Day (Part III): Nonviolent resistance

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

The Catholic Worker Movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin whose aim is to “live in accordance with the justice and charity of Jesus Christ.” As the name indicates, the Catholic Worker Movement was heavily influenced by Catholicism, yet not restricted to simple...

06 Apr 2009
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Machiavellian strategies in Koestler's "Darkness at Noon"

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

What would it be acceptable for a society to sacrifice in order to achieve a utopia? Does this utopia exist, and if so, is it even possible to achieve it? Is it possible to build paradise from concrete? Arthur Koestler, in his novel Darkness at Noon , demonstrates...

06 Apr 2009
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Dual critique: "The American Scholar" and "The Poet"

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Emerson begins “The American Scholar” by declaring, “I accept the topic which not only usage, but the nature of our association, seem to prescribe to this day - the AMERICAN SCHOLAR” (53). These opening lines are incredibly specific; the atmosphere in which he finds himself...

02 Apr 2009
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Shakespeare's Shylock: A sympathetic portrait of a Jew in an anti-semitic culture

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice plays host to one of the most complex and intriguing characters of the accomplished playwright's literary canon. In the character of Shylock, Shakespeare presents a view of the Jews that is, while still negative by the standards of modern...

01 Apr 2009
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"Sisters and Lovers: Women and Desire in Bali ": A review

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

Megan Jennaway's theoretical framework in the first half of Sisters and Lovers: Women and Desire in Bali, fuses feminist anthropology, Marxist power asymmetry discourse, and postmodernist concerns of representation and reflexivity. She posits that sexuality and desire have not been explored in...

20 Mar 2009
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Greek and Shakespearean influences on Olivier's Hamlet

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

Staging and adaptation is around us everywhere today, but not too many people put much thought into where the origins of our modern television, movies, and theater come from. We as the 21st century have come a long way from the beginning of theater to where we are now but not all the...