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15 Jan 2009
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Literature review on virtual tour technology

Essay - 9 pages - Literature

Numerous developments in virtual technologies show up in modern world creating for people more and more comforts and possibilities. Different kinds of visions that we may see with the help of virtual tour technology, have elevated the status of virtual environment to the level of pop...

15 Jan 2009
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Incidents in the life of a slave girl, by Harriet Jacobs

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The novel Incidents in the life of a slave girl is an autobiography written by Harriet Jacobs in 1861. In this book, she relates various events of the life she had when she was a slave in South Carolina. She confides in the reader and gives details of the difficulties she had to face in her...

15 Jan 2009
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King Lear, by William Shakespeare: My experience of reading Shakespeare

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Reading in Original version a Shakespeare play was in my mind a kind of challenge. I read quite a few of Shakespeare's plays in the past, but they were translated in French. I had heard so much about Shakespeare's wonderful style, the beautiful English language he used that I wanted to...

15 Jan 2009
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Essay on Hemingway's book: "The Sun Also Rises"

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Published in 1926, The sun also rises is considered as one of Hemingway's best novels. It depicts the circle of American expatriate writers living in Paris in the 20's. Through drinks, rides in Montparnasse, fiestas in Spain, the relationship between Brett and Jake and the remaining...

15 Jan 2009
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The emotional and psychological reader's response in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Blue Hotel"

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

"The Yellow Wall-paper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane are two short stories which, beyond the colour references in the title, try to develop certain psychological responses within the reader. I will attempt to show how through two different points of view for...

15 Jan 2009
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John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath": Chapter 3

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The chapter under study is an extract from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Situated at the beginning of the novel, chapter 3 offers a very detailed description of a land turtle trying to reach the other side of the highway. Its journey is described as a very slow and painful one, full...

15 Jan 2009
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Discuss the portrayal of city life in a group of works

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

In this essay, we will look at how artists portray city life, how they make the most common things in our lives becoming special and how they transform reality into art. Indeed, everyday, ordinary life often becomes special under their brushes. Some of them like Degas or Toulouse-Lautrec liked...

15 Jan 2009
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The Fantasy in 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, was an immediate success and had been revisited a number of times since its first publication in 1886. It can be considered as the Gothic tale par excellence. The Gothic genre started in the middle of the Eighteenth...

15 Jan 2009
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Choderlos de Laclos's : Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Choderlos de Laclos's novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been the object of four main cinematic adaptations, all very different from one another or from the source text itself. These films are Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (1959) by Roger Vadim, Dangerous Liaisons (1988) by Stephen Frears,...

15 Jan 2009
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The War (Marguerite Duras)

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Marguerite Duras was born near Saigon in Indochina in 1914. Her parents went to the French colony as teachers. She left Indonesia in 1932 to study political science and law in Paris. His childhood in Indonesia had a great impact on Duras and brought unity to her work. As she was living in Paris...

15 Jan 2009
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"The innocent anthropologist" Notes from a mud hut - a book of Nigel Barley By Penguin Travel Library (1983), Penguin Books

Book review - 12 pages - Literature

A respectable anthropologist, British Museum's curator, Nigel Barley is yet distinguishable by two aspects from his eminent colleagues. First he chose for his thesis to study "Old English material in published and manuscript form" (11), involving the disapproval of many ‘purists' of the...

15 Jan 2009
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Antony and Cleopatra: Shakespeare's criticism of the XVIIth century's anti-feminism

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

like in his other Roman plays like Julius Caesar, Shakespeare used in Antony and Cleopatra the description of the Roman society to describe his own society. But in this play the main point of analysis was not politics but the place of women in the society. During the XVIth and XVIIth centuries,...

15 Jan 2009
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Wuthering Heights - The Ending (An Attempt at a Commentary)

Book review - 7 pages - Literature

The passage, being at the very end of the novel, follows directly Heathcliff's death and stages the final events of Wuthering Heights. Prior to it, Nelly Dean gives her brief account of Heathcliff's death and funeral. Then, we are presented with her conversation with Lockwood who, in turn, puts...

15 Jan 2009
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Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

The scene takes place in a clearing, close to the Salinas river, “a few miles South of Soledad”, at dusk. Two men come (the two main characters), one following the other. The first one is George and the second one Lennie. They are ranch workers who travel together from a ranch to...

15 Jan 2009
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Commentary on an extract from O. Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" chapter 2

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

This passage takes place in the middle of chapter II, in which Lord Henry has just been introduced for the first time to Dorian by his friend Basil. During this scene of first encounter Lord Henry made an impressive philosophic speech about one's self and soul, moral influence, virtues and sins,...

15 Jan 2009
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Sir Francis Bacon's New Atlantis - The beginning

Book review - 7 pages - Literature

The beginning of the New Atlantis is, in the first place, an account of a long voyage across the Pacific, undertaken by a crew of 51 sailors. At the same time, it serves as a brief introduction to two different peoples - the sailors on the one hand and the Bensalemites on the other. The passage...

15 Jan 2009
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A comparative account of the French and the English versions of one Beckett's text

Thesis - 8 pages - Literature

Translation is usually studied from another language to ours, in order to consider changes that have to be made. With Samuel Beckett, it is interesting to analyze the process of translation from French, which is not his mother tongue, to English. In fact, Beckett was, in the 50's, one of the rare...

15 Jan 2009
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Place, race and identity in Langston Hughes' "A Toast to Harlem"

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

“A Toast to Harlem” is an extract from a volume of selections entitled The Best Of Simple which was published in 1961. The author, Langston Hughes, was born in Joplin, Missouri in 1902 and died in 1967. He is known as one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem...

15 Jan 2009
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How does "Boating for Beginners" (Jeanette Winterson) use intertextuality to comment the world?

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Boating for Beginners is a novel by Jeanette Winterson which belongs to post-modern literature and can be defined as a re-writing of the Bible. In her text, she uses a literary device called intertextuality in order to make comments on what she thinks is wrong in our modern society and for what...

15 Jan 2009
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Barbara Blaugdone's An Account Of The Travels Sufferings & persecutions

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

Barbara Blaugdone was born in England in 1609. Her journal entitled An Account OF THE TRAVELS; Sufferings & Persecutions was published in 1691. It is an autobiographical work where she relates her personal and perilous adventures, as a testimony of what she endured when she traveled both...

15 Jan 2009
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"Go tell it on the mountain" of James Baldwin

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Go Tell It on the Mountain was published in 1953; it is James Baldwin's first novel and a real success. It took him ten years to complete this work, he was a very polyvalent writer and he published novels: Another Country (1962), short stories: Going to Meet the Man (1965) scripts and plays: The...

15 Jan 2009
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Symbolism of geography in Thomas More's "Utopia"

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Thomas More was born in 1478 at a time when England was in transition between Feudalism and the early Renaissance. More was a lawyer, a historian, a philosopher and became Henry VIII's chancellor in 1529. When Thomas More refused to convert himself to Protestantism, he was accused of being a...

15 Jan 2009
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Holocaust in American life by Peter Novick 1999

Essay - 9 pages - Literature

Peter Novick is a professor of History in the University of Chicago. After "The Noble Dream : The "objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession" in 1988, in which he criticizes the idea of an ideal objective and neutral historical work, he published "The Holocaust in the...

15 Jan 2009
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How is the traditional notion of subject challenged in "Boating for Beginners?" (Jeanette Winterson)?

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Boating for Beginners is the second novel published by Jeanette Winterson in 1985. It deals with the growing up of Gloria Munde, who seeks her way in the world. The resemblance between Gloria Munde and Jeanette Winterson is striking and some elements of Gloria's life echo Jeanette's: both...

15 Jan 2009
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"The Madonna of Excelsior" by Zakes Mda: The Garden Party

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

"The Garden Party" is the second chapter of Zakes Mda's fourth novel The Madonna of Excelsior which was published in 2001. The author was born in Hershel in 1948 and grew up in Lesotho where his family emigrated for political reasons. He left South Africa in 1963 for the United States where...

15 Jan 2009
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Saqiyuk - Stories from the lives of three Inuit Women by Nancy Wachowich

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Saqiyuq is a collection of stories from the lives of three Inuit women: Apphia, Rhoda and Sandra. It consists of biographies and accounts from these three generations. This book enables the reader to see the great evolution of the Inuit lifestyle during the twentieth century. The author, Nancy...

15 Jan 2009
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"Wonderland as a poetic world"

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland offers us a story characterized by humour, fantasy and nonsense. Originally entitled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, it tells how the young Alice dreams she follows a White Rabbit down to a rabbit hole, and how she strolls in a...

13 Jan 2009
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The Clash Of Civilization Samuel Phillips Huntington

Essay - 7 pages - Literature

Sixteen years ago Gorbatchev announced on television that he resigned as the President of the USSR, the Soviet flag was lowered over the Kremlin and on December 26th 1991, the Supreme Soviet Court recognized the extinction of the Soviet Union: the USSR was no more. After more than fifty years of...

13 Jan 2009
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"No artist tolerates reality" - Nietzsche. To what extend is this true in the work of Yeats and Eliot?

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

"No artist tolerates reality", as far as this quotation of Nietzsche is concerned, it is true that artists - and therefore writers - cannot tolerate reality, and that is the reason why they often aim at changing this reality through their art, and in the case of writers, through their written...

13 Jan 2009
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Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot': Between Modernism and Postmodernism

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Samuel Beckett's most famous play Waiting for Godot was first written in French in 1948 and translated in English in 1952, that is to say shortly after the end of World War II. At that time, the threat of the Cold War, the recent horror of the concentration camps and the invention of the...