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11 Apr 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

21 Dec 2007
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Book Review: Women in the Viking Age

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Women in the Viking Age by Judith Jesch is a detailed and informative publication that discusses women during the Viking Age through the close examination of a vast amount of resources. Judith Jesch is currently teaching at the University of Nottingham, and has extensive experience in a variety...

19 Dec 2007
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Lily and Becky: A Flower and a Weed

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair was published in book form for the first time in 1848, and was available in serialized editions one year prior. Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth was published in 1905 making it highly likely that Wharton was aware of Vanity Fair and the main character...

19 Dec 2007
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The Sound and the Fury Review

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

William Faulkner was one of the most influential writers of his time. He was a pioneer author and some even consider him to be the only true modernist fiction writer who composed in the 1930's. In that period he wrote many works that became famous, including novels such as: As I...

18 Dec 2007
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"Ligeia," "The Raven," and "The Cask:" Poe's Untrustworthy Narrators

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In “Marginalia,” published in 1844, Edgar Allen Poe wrote, “To be thoroughly conversant with a Man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.” His outlook on humanity was somber at best, and is a theme that we see flowing through a large...

18 Dec 2007
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The Person of Gaius Caligula: A Study of the Man, and An Attempt to Discern Fact from Fiction

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The historical figure of Gaius Caligula is one that has been mythologized, vilified, and misconstrued over the course of time. At this point in time, thousands of years after his historical reign over Rome, it is hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction regarding his life and his actions....

18 Dec 2007
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Fallen Leaves

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Environmentalism is a concept that has been long argued on many fronts. There is a large rift between those who scream for the need to protect our planet and those who could not care less. Now, with the planet moving closer and closer to possible biological peril, we find ourselves stopping to...

17 Dec 2007
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Isolation in the Scarlet Letter

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

It is not uncommon for authors to manifest their personal experiences in their works. Nathaniel Hawthorne himself spent numerous years in seclusion. The diverse characters in Hawthorne's timeless tale of adultery and sin, do so as well. The various forms of estrangement are experienced to...

17 Dec 2007
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Freudian Psychology and Euripides's The Bacchae

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Freudian psychology follows the notion that it can dissect the human mind into various parts and pieces that can be interpreted even if the individual doesn't realize what any of the messages mean. In literature, Freudian psychology can be utilized to understand themes, characters, or actions....

17 Dec 2007
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Mothering Desires in LeFanu's "Carmilla"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

William Veeder's essay “Carmilla: The Arts of Repression”, claims that LeFanu's “Carmilla” attempts to explain the two-sided nature of human life through what he describes as “dualisms.” He says that humans attempt to find the side of these dualisms...

17 Dec 2007
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Okonkwo's Telling Duality

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the definitive post-colonial, African novel, focuses on a character who is in constant struggle with his tribe and with himself. Okonkwo, a purveyor of masculinity in his society, has many reasons for his actions in the novel. The continuing...

12 Dec 2007
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Existence and Absence of Individualism

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

There are many ways you can define a human being; through the volume of their voice to their everyday habits. Another is handwriting and when looked at in detail it can be a definition of one's self. I will discuss how handwriting and the means you go through to create it can show...

12 Dec 2007
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From Tall Tale to Political Expression

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

If you read Washington Irving's tale of time, Rip Van Winkle, and Mark Twain's story of deceit, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, you will find a ball of fantasy and tall tales with truth and logic buried in the middle. In comparing these two tales, one must look at what...

12 Dec 2007
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A hero's journey through life

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle is an idea that anyone can relate to and be able to recognize. There are many stories throughout time that use this in their composition. Stories such as “Little Red Riding Hood” and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz format their structure around...