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19 Jan 2015

Modern Times: Controversy between Sartre and Strauss

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Evidence of the importance of the link that united Lévi-Strauss in the Journal of Sartre, number 628 of October 2004 was especially dedicated to Levi-Strauss. The pen of Boris Wiseman, the newspaper devoted an entire section to the link between Strauss and maintained the journal under the title...

19 Jan 2015

Claude Levi-Strauss: Modern times

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

Claude Lévi-Strauss was born in Brussels on 20 November 1908, to a Jewish family from Alsace in the vicinity of Strasbourg. However, he spent his child-hood and his life in Paris, his family having left Alsace at the 1871 German annexa-tion to remain French. The...

19 Jan 2015

The transmission in the work: Clint Eastwood

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

In the three films that we are studying, students mostly have common characteristics. The first is the opposition to the values of the natural family. Thao (Gran Torino) Maggie (Million Dollar Baby) and Whit (Honkytonk Man) belong to the new generation nt rejects the values of their family. Whit...

19 Jan 2015

Sociology - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Jane Addams

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Sociology is terminology that was brought by a Philosopher from French by the name Augusta Comte (1798-1857). He is well recalled as father of sociology and he used the term first in his work “positive philosophy. Other proponent of sociology includes Karl Marx (1818-1883) who joined hands...

16 Jan 2015

4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days: A look at Mise-en-Scene

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

The award winning film 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days chronicles the life of two Romanian university girls as they navigate the difficult communist life of 1987 Romania. In the film, the two friends embark on journey to perform an illegal abortion after one of the girls, Gabriela, becomes pregnant....

16 Jan 2015

Analysis of Shakespeare sonnets: Reading for a difference

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

This is an essay that is interested in the analysis of Shakespeare Sonnets: Reading for a difference with regard to an article by Helen Veldar. Shakespeare sonnets are a form of writing poems that originated from Italy and its invention is credited to Giacomo da Lentini. The word sonnet actually...

09 Jan 2015

Michael Curtiz: Case study

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

Being director in Hollywood in 1940, is a curious business, midway between the foreman and the artist. Led studios, artists who are appointed to this position must obey a number of injunctions while using their authority on teams assigned to them. They have a particularly drastic specifications...

08 Jan 2015

English gothic literature

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

English gothic literature is dominated by the sub genres of horror, fiction, and romanticism. On evaluating whether a piece of literature is gothic or not, it requires one to evaluate the presence and meaning of some gothic literature elements. These elements include the presence of evil,...

06 Jan 2015

Edgar Allan Poe - The Masque of the Red Death

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The fictional country and its people are plagued by the Red Death, a disease that kills its victims fast and grimly. The prince, Prospero decided to lock the gates to his humongous palace to keep off the plague as it is spreading quickly across the land. After many months, he throws a masquerade...

26 Nov 2014

What is the meaning of money to Francisco? To James Taggart?

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

As money is “the barometer of a society's virtue” (383), so is money the measure of a person's worth. This is the importance of money in the story of Atlas Shrugged, where the stakes are high and some of the characters larger than life. Amongst the characters are Francisco d'Anconia and...

24 Nov 2014

Effect of Satire on Politicians - Literature Review and Analysis

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

According to Bigi et al, (2011) when Satire gets serious, it can have different effects on people, politicians, public speakers and even societies. The authors cover the main aspects of influencing the public through political satire. Alessandro Bigi, the main author of the study is a researcher...

24 Nov 2014

A political satire in the 21st Century has a higher impact on the public opinion than a revealing newspaper article - Thesis Paper Research

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

In the below literature review we are going to examine the effect of satire on politicians. Our thesis is that “A political satire in the 21st Century has a higher impact on the public opinion than a revealing newspaper article, through creating humor and simplicity.” The thesis is...

24 Nov 2014

Hay for the Horses ? Gary Snyder poetry analysis

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The Hay for the Horses is a poem of disappointments. It uses a free verse form, to create an atmosphere as if we were standing right next to the person talking. There are different interpretations of the text, and although the poem was written in 1958, there are various aspects and motifs we can...

10 Nov 2014

Understanding the Shakespearean Opus from authors Stefan, Giles, and Nicholas works

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

It is evident that Shakespeare intended to garner audience appeal while eliciting human emotions (Giles 14). In his most notable works, Shakespeare touches on all aspects of the human nature including love, hate, stigma, moral attributes of good versus evil, tragedy, greed and lust. Furthermore,...

10 Nov 2014

Martin Luther King Jr

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

Over the years, successful personalities exhibit varying leadership secrets lying beyond the plain sight of the ordinary human eye. In view of that, leadership exists as a multiplicative form combining the unique qualities that identifies distinctly such figures from the crowd, in their actions...

06 Nov 2014

Theme of loss and longing in poems-Postcard from Kashmir, by Agha Shahid Ali and "Elena" by Pat Mora

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Loss and longing are two universal emotions that are predominantly active in our human souls especially when we find ourselves away from the places we naturally call home. While migration has significantly contributed to the richness and diversity of cultures, ethnicities and races, it has also...

03 Nov 2014

The heroism of Catherine Barkley: A farewell to arms

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Catherine Barkley has been seen as a controversial character throughout the years. To explain the way she was portrayed and her role as a hero, we need to take into account different views of the critics, mainly opposed views. On the one hand, we know that Ernest Hemingway has...

03 Nov 2014

Harlem Renaissance Poets: Essay & Poem

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Gwendolyn was recognized for as a versatile and significant artist in the Harlem Renaissance. She was a graphic artist and maintained her profile as an activist among the Harlem activists on African-American art due to her proficiency in writing using poetry or prose. She used the Harlem...

29 Oct 2014

Book Report- The Richest Man in Babylon

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clanso acts as a financial guide using different sets of parables, which relate to the ancient Babylon. This is through their encounters in managing households and businesses, thus offering basic lessons concerning financial wisdom. The book therefore equips...

29 Oct 2014

How Visual Elements Contribute to Development of Narrative and ideas in Plays- Analysis of Artaud plays, The Jet of Blood

Case study - 9 pages - Literature

Theatrical practice has been an influential part of English literature since time immemorial. The theatre, in ancient times, was a place of ceremony, healing, and rituals, where an audience could conduct an exorcism over a demon or any other such ceremony that required seclusion and...

29 Oct 2014

Case Study of Jan Van Eyck - Art History

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

So many paintings have existed in the past centuries. Most of these paintings and especially in Europe were so much based on religion. This is because religion was the main part of the system of governance, the way people related to one another and how the society is during this day (ArtBible)....

28 Oct 2014

Book Analysis, Abina and important men- Struggle of the small against the great, reflection of Abina's struggles and determinations

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The book gives a story about a young woman who was living in the West Africa during the nineteenth century who managed to escape enslavement. The woman took issues with her master, and she took her master to court. Through her testimony, the book explores the realities of life for people whose...

27 Oct 2014

Analysis of the anthologized story, "Flowering Judas"

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The story incorporates a series of flashbacks, although the story of Flowering Judas happens in a period of one evening shortly after the revolution in Obregon in the 1920s. The story begins by the protagonist Laura, an American woman, returning to the hacienda. Laura is a catholic and a virgin,...

17 Oct 2014

Tragedies: The heart of Grecian verses

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The history of Troy stretches as far back as the beginning of time. When Paris decided to snatch Helen from under the nose of Menelaus the Spartan king that is when things took a wrong turn for Troy and for the Trojan women. The Trojan War as depicted in Euripides's ‘The Trojan Women'...

15 Sep 2014

Short Story Review-War by Luigi Pirandello

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

At the outset, the short story seeks to narrate the unfolding events through the period of war. It utilizes the reactions of the families involved in the war and their reactions about the ongoing and unstoppable combats. Worst of all, the story depicts the characters, especially the families...

05 Sep 2014

Use of literary devices to bring out themes in poetry, literature

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

A writer appeals to the reader's feelings and emotions using the various elements of literature. These are the tools used by the authors to bring out the hidden beauty of literature (Rollins and Brenda Vance 3). Various genres of literature like the novel, short story and poetry delight the...

05 Sep 2014

Excelling as a Writer

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Thinking that writing is simple was a mistake. I filled many pages in illogical writing. Furthermore, I had not mastered the fundamentals of writing including grammar, vocabulary and the elements of style. Consequently, for a beginner writer there is the use of vague words that make the writing...

05 Sep 2014

Ethical implications of writings about nature, J.A Barker

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The need to conserve the environment has gained momentum in the recent past. The essence of nature writing is to inform and guide the reader is on the crucial aspect of nurturing the environment. Nature is an aspect that is hard to alienate from human existence. This is why nature writers aspire...

05 Sep 2014

Essence of life according to John Cheever in "The Swimmer"

Case study - 1 pages - Literature

Life is the greatest gift of all. Having a body entails being alive. It is important to know that the body and the spirit parts are the total souls of man. In my opinion, having a body entails dealing with the complexities of our everyday life. Therefore, there is the need to reconcile human...

05 Sep 2014

The Dangers of Isolation as Depicted in Shakespeare's Othello

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Fear, anger, hatred and confrontation are the reasons that people give for alienation. After reading Othello by Shakespeare, it dawned on me that isolation greatly affects how people relate with others. Shakespeare is an iconic writer and as Ben Jonson asserts his work is timeless. I love the...