Consult more than 14026 documents with no limitation. our subscription options

Literature

Filtrer par :

See all documents

1238 results

16 Apr 2008
doc

The Parent-Child Dynamic: Ernest Hemingway Vs Winesburg

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

Ernest Hemingway's first collection of stories, In Our Time, published in 1925, was heavily influenced by his then friend Sherwood Anderson's 1919 collection Winesburg, Ohio. The most notable difference in the times in which the stories are set is Winesburg, Ohio is set before World War...

16 Apr 2008
doc

Emasculation: Are Men in Control or Women

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

During the first half of the twentieth century, the United States, along with much of the world, saw great strides made in the feminist movement. The rights of and respect toward women were beginning to take an upward momentum, and at the same time, traditional ideas of masculine...

16 Apr 2008
doc

Kings as Philosophers and Philosophers as Kings

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Literature

In books 5 and 6 of Plato's Republic, the issue of who should rule society is addressed. Through out the dialogue, the character Socrates makes several arguments for the intelligence, virtue and worth of philosophers as people and as potential rulers. In this paper I will examine his arguments...

15 Apr 2008
doc

The Troubles With Banking: Implanting Submissiveness, Instilling Patriotism

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Paulo Freire's “problem-posing” instructional method in his essay “The ‘Banking' Concept of Education” is an essential educational technique. Freire's proposed approach to education not only calls for change in educational practices, it also holds greater sociopolitical...

15 Apr 2008
doc

History, Memory, and Relationships with the Past in James Joyce's Ulysses

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The past can be a daunting thing. From personal memory to history at large, the past has the power to bury those unable to establish a healthy relationship with it. One can easily become trapped - paralyzed - in the past through guilt, regret, or nostalgia, emotions generated based upon...

15 Apr 2008
doc

Patriarchal Sexuality of the Internalized Document in Corregidora

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

The adage “history repeats itself,” like many adages, sometimes seem disingenuous; they are neatly packaged concepts that lack any definitive details that would give one a context to consider them properly. In Corregidora, there is an expansion of this idea of history and repetition....

14 Apr 2008
doc

'Otherness' and the Fact and Fancy Dichotomy in Charles Dickens' Hard Times

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

“Otherness” describes a person engaging in the reflexive act of defining their identity in reference to another person. In this way, Otherness is a definitive means of exploring the relationships between social castes and gender relationships. In Hard Times, these two types of Otherness...

14 Apr 2008
doc

'An Other of the Other' in Emile Zola's Nana and Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Emile Zola and Kate Chopin both present texts that depict the fall of a heroine. Nana and Edna Pontellier Naturalistically represent archetypal women of the late 19th century; Nana, as a courtesan, represents the rising lower class, and Edna representing the upper-middle class. Despite the...

14 Apr 2008
doc

A Byzantine Novel Drosilla And Charikles

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

The theme I select to examine in A Byzantine Novel Drosilla And Charikles, is the power of love. Love in the time of Drosilla and Charikles was an entirely different concept. Especially from what we are accustomed to today. Loving someone fifty years ago, isn't even close to how we...

14 Apr 2008
doc

Technology in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

The technology in our world has been both a beneficial force and a destructive one. On one hand, technology has made our world a much simpler place to live in, and it is hard to imagine the world we live in today without it. Just about everything we do, from shopping for groceries to paying your...

11 Apr 2008
doc

The Question of Morality Film Noir

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Moral ambiguity is a central theme in John Huston's film The Maltese Falcon (1941) and in Billy Wilder's film Double Indemnity (1944) and James M. Cain's novel by the same title. The films and novel follow characters whose motives are questionable and morally problematic. This essay will discuss...

11 Apr 2008
doc

The Issue of Hope and Redemption in Film Noir: Living Day-to-Day in the Present, or Living for the Future?

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

The films Out of the Past, Force of Evil, and Double Indemnity are narratives that contain similar noir themes. All three narratives follow troubled male characters who must sever ties with their pasts in order to move forward to a hopeful and happy future. Two of these characters succeed,...

11 Apr 2008
doc

A God with Different Faces: Conditions for the Redemption of Everyman and for the Condemnation of Doctor Faustus

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

The themes of mankind's redemption from sin and his place in the afterlife are of central importance to the Middle English play Everyman and the Renaissance play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. Both Everyman and Doctor Faustus concentrate on the redemption of mankind, but because of the...

11 Apr 2008
doc

The Disparate Faces of God in the Visions of Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Literature

In “A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich” by Julian of Norwich and “The Book of Margery Kempe” by Margery Kempe, each author gives literary descriptions of her own holy visions. In each description of a vision or a revelation in the two works, each author...

09 Apr 2008
doc

Iago, an Immoral Monster

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Literature

Othello, Shakespeare's tragedy, a story of jealousy, envy, betrayal and death displays the evil masterminding of a single individual. The ambitious Iago, a character filled with jealousy uses his manipulative traits to penetrate the minds of the play's characters to set them on a course of...

08 Apr 2008
doc

The Rebellious Woman: Gender and Sexuality in Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Literature

One cannot help but notice the numerous interpretations of Christina Rossetti's “Goblin Market” that pertain to either gender, sex, or religion. The poem itself has been scrutinized more often than one can count, critics often referring to its erotic subtext and similarities to various...

08 Apr 2008
doc

William Butler Yeats and Ezra Pound

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Literature

In the second week of November 1913, William Butler Yeats and Ezra Pound arrived in Sussex for what would be a three-year stay at Stone Cottage. Yeats thought of the excursion as an “experiment,” while Pound felt that it would “not be in the least profitable” (Longenbach 37)....

08 Apr 2008
doc

Book Review: The Women of Renaissance Florence by Richard Trexler

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

The Women of Renaissance Florence, Power and Dependence in Renaissance Florence is a collection of three essays by Richard Trexler that give the reader insight into the experience of women in Florentine society by examining three major groups of women; nuns, prostitutes, and widows. Trexler is a...

19 Feb 2008
doc

Book review: An analysis of the narrative voice in Richard Ford's "Wildlife"

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

In Wildlife, Richard Ford employs Joe, a sixteen year old boy unsocialized and unfamiliar with the world around him, to tell the story of his parent's marriage. Having moved to Great Falls, Montana after living in four other towns, Joe is forced to navigate through a new town, as well as...

18 Feb 2008
doc

Paralytic People: Paralysis in James Joyce's "A Little Cloud"

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Tourists visiting New York City have one major complaint: the rudeness of everyone in the city. The tourists are not entirely to blame, though. The skyscrapers, steam rising from the streets, and the immense amount of concrete would make any non-New Yorker uncomfortable. Observers of New Yorkers...

18 Feb 2008
doc

Book review: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

All throughout time, since man was first given the ability to write, countless novels have been written on almost every subject conceivable. When it comes to literature on history, an infinite number of subtopics become available. Some examples include, war, peace, types of governments,...

11 Feb 2008
doc

Book review: He She It, by Marge Piercy

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In her novel, He She It, Marge Piercy questions ideas of gender and gender roles in a futuristic society. Piercy sets the stage of her story in a temporarily safe haven called Tikva, a Jewish slum where matriarchy holds a subtle but evident power. The story's central character...

09 Feb 2008
doc

Technical Aspects and the Drive of the Protagonist in Run Lola Run

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

In Tom Twyker's film Run Lola Run, Lola is a character kinetically driven by her love for her boyfriend, Manni, and her desire to save him. This drive takes her on three separate but similar journeys, with fate and timing to decide the outcome. Lola's drive to find a hundred thousand marks...

09 Feb 2008
doc

Adelina's character in The Queen by Pacheco

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

We live in a society where many people are seen as outcasts. The majority of our society sees themselves as superior and try to suppress those not like them. In Jose Emilio Pacheco's “The Queen,” Adelina is seen as an outcast and is tormented by those around her. ...

09 Feb 2008
doc

A Study of Shakespeare's Ophelia

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Throughout theatre and drama history, we read about and study the great men that have dominated stages and plots. We analyze all of their speeches, actions, and intentions, but can the same be said of women? While women are studied in dramatic context, it is certainly not with the...

04 Jan 2008
doc

Poems on Pleasure

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Modern literature has often attempted to put poets into categories, based on the type of literature that they have written for the world. Shelley and Coleridge were regarded as a few of the most prominent Romantic poets, due to the vivid imagery and immense emotions that their works convey. Their...

04 Jan 2008
doc

Short Story Review

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Readers love the story of the predator and the prey, regardless of where or with whom the sympathy falls. A tale of survival or near-survival keeps us craving more, and if the creator or messenger of that story can secretly divulge wisdom along the way, then both reader and author ...

03 Jan 2008
doc

The Deceit of Ghosts

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The concept of family t presently, as the world has grown smaller, children no longer have and loyalty to family has been a virtue in nearly all times and cultures of this world. Albeithe need to embrace their parents as they once did. Yet in Ibesn's play Ghosts, the parent-child relationship is...

03 Jan 2008
doc

Behind the Murders

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Patricia Highsmith's short stories exemplify her interpretation of the human condition. However, her stories tend to involve characters with very extreme emotional conditions which ultimately cause them take surprising actions, those being the typical climaxes of Highsmith short stories. In...

26 Dec 2007
doc

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Bartolome De Las Casas was a Dominican Monk of Spanish descent, best known for his moving work A Short Account Of The Destruction Of The Indies, which details the barbaric actions of the Spanish conquistadors in their relations with the natives of the New World. Even though it was written in the...