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10 Jul 2014

Poetry Explication Analysis

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The author of the poem is Edna St. Vincent Millay born in Maine a small town in the United States. The Sonnet is titled “What lips my lips have kissed”. The poem narrates of various loves reaching an end and the emotional defeat associated to the loss. The poem is a sonnet as it...

24 Jun 2014

Nude Study of Thomas E. Mckeller" by John Singer Sargent

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

John Singer Sargent was born in January 12, 1856 and was the most successful painter of his era. Sargent was born to American parents in Florence, Italy. Her mother was an amateur artist while his father practiced illustration of medicines. It was through her mother's encouragements and support...

06 Jun 2014

Symbols and the Speaker in "My Last Duchess"

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In a poem there is more than meets the eye. Robert Browning's “My Last Duchess” belongs to the genre of the dramatic monologue from the Victorian period. In this study I will analyze the poem centering on the symbols and the speaker, what is their role and how do they contribute to its...

10 Apr 2014

Kamikaze Girls from the class perspective

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The film Kamikaze Girls can be said that it is the story is about the friendship of the two female protagonists and demonstrating the youth subcultures in Japan. However, we can also try to look at this film in relation to the concept of class. Class, as concluded by Bennett, Grossberg and Morris...

19 Mar 2014

Existentialism, as Developed Through the Parisian Society in Perfume. How does Patrick Süskind use the society of Paris to develop the existential ideas in his novel "Perfume"?

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The novel Perfume by Patrick Süskind, chronicles the life of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the anti-hero, whose heightened sense of smell allows him to create the Ultimate Perfume through the murder of virgin women. The quest to create this ultimate scent is what gives meaning to his life. However in...

19 Mar 2014

The Role of Moira in "The Handmaids Tale"

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In the novel “The Handmaids Tale” by Margaret Atwood, the character of Moira rarely appears in the main storyline, but rather, her character is brought out through the many flashbacks of the protagonist, Offred. She is shown to us to be a rebellious, intelligent and perseverant...

19 Mar 2014

'To succeed in creating a convincing character, the write needs to give the audience a sense that characters have inner thoughts and feelings'. To what extent, and in what ways, does this statement apply to 'The Handmaids Tale' and 'The House of

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Both ‘The Handmaid's Tale' by Margret Atwood and ‘The House of Bernada Alba' by Frederico Garcia Lorca are stories that focus on the development of character, rather than the development of action. In order to make these characters convincing, the author could express the characters...

19 Mar 2014

Madonna and child

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Giovanni Bellini was an acclaimed and distinguished artist of 15th Century Europe. Of Italian descent, and more specifically from Venice, Giovanni Bellini was a prominent and celebrated artist during an era of history where visual arts took center stage, the Renaissance Era. He was best...

21 Feb 2014

Sailing the wine -Dark Sea

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

In his book sailing the Dark wine sea, Thomas Cahill tries to give the reader an insight into Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, poets, philosophers and artistes through an immaculate narrative. The book sailing the dark wine sea tells of some...

03 Feb 2014

Good vs. Evil in both Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the once fearless and courteous Macbeth encounters three witches that foretell his future as the new King of Scotland. Intrigued by their prophecies and driven by the desire to become King over Scotland, the ambitious Macbeth along with his manipulative wife...

30 Jan 2014

After Auschwitz poetry analysis

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

After Auschwitz is a poem that was written by Anne Sexton on January 1973. This poem was then included in a volume entitled "The Awful Rowing Towards God". It was publish in 1975, a year after her death. After Auschwitz tells about the anger of the poet about what happened during Nazi's regime....

29 Jan 2014

An analysis on the poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. That imaginative awareness can be in a lot of form of human emotional situation. By reading a poem we can get those various kinds of emotional. A...

29 Jan 2014

Poem analysis: A Mate Can Do No Wrong by Henry Lawson

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The friendship was learnt in their way of working. They learnt to believe each other in their togetherness. They had been to many places like Hungerford, Bourke and Billabong together. They give their whole belief to their friends. So, no matter what their friends said, they would believe it....

29 Jan 2014

An Analysis on the poem "How Old is my heart, how old?" by Christopher John Brennan

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

This poem basically is about a life and death. It is an old man who reflects and does introspection of his life when he was young. It seems that he regrets of what he had done in his youth. He wonders whether he had lived his life properly or not. Moreover, it seems that he was not satisfied with...

13 Dec 2013

Characters and the way they deal with mishaps

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The idea of a false reality is very much present in many works that we have read, but how the stories and its characters deal with the scenarios that provoke such illusions differ immensely. In Kate Chopin's short story “At the ‘Cadian Ball,” the characters deal with hard times by...

13 Dec 2013

The life of William Byrd

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

William Byrd was of the most influential composers of his time and remembered in history as a composer of both secular and sacred music. With Byrd's compositions numbering 470+ it is no question that he was one of the most significant composers during the renaissance era. His ability to compose...

13 Dec 2013

The Well-Tempered Clavier

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

During his lifetime, Johann Sebastian Bach, wrote an immense amount of works totaling over 1000 different pieces. One particular set of pieces that stood out in his keyboard music was “The Well Tempered Clavier” a collection of 48 preludes and fugues. Bach composed two sets of 24...

10 Dec 2013

Macbeth vs. Lady Macbeth

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the tragic hero or the great and virtuous character, Macbeth is destined for downfall as he brings suffering and defeat upon himself. However, this statement can be widely debatable, as many would assume that Lady Macbeth also plays an immense role in the murder...

05 Dec 2013

Past, Future, Family

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Kate Morton's Forgotten Garden is a tale of mystery and self-discovery as Nell, the protagonist, tries to uncover her family's secret past, which opens a door to a new future as well. The decision to keep certain secrets concealed and her enigmatic past, affect Nell's personality and her...

26 Nov 2013

Characterization of Pilgrims

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Crystal Hoffman grew up in central Pennsylvania. From her family and other story tellers, she heard about many tall tales. She did not think they are stories that could make a kid to be happy. Her grandfather told her a tall tale when he won the elephant in the poker game. She could admit that...

26 Nov 2013

Julius Caesar Essay by Nichelle Benny Gerard

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the virtue of honor can be interpreted in many ways. The protagonist of the play, Marcus Brutus supports this thought shown through his idealistic view of the world and by showing his patriotism towards Rome. Mark Antony perfectly fits the description of an...

25 Nov 2013

Allan Poe's philosophy of composition using "The Raven" and "The Tell Tale Heart"

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Poetry is an art work which requires a lot of elements to compose. Poems are generally a representation of a poet's thoughts and feelings well expressed and documented in writing. Writing a quality poem requires good strategies; poets should consider length, tone, theme and target audience. In...

25 Nov 2013

A Jury of Her Peers

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

In the contemporary world, men and women are acknowledged as equal in ability and intellect. However this was not the case when Susan “A Jury of Her Peers” was written in 1917 by Susan Glaspell. During this time, particularly in the rural Midwestern states, people of the female gender...

19 Nov 2013

Old Delhi Stands Still: What prevents its residents from moving on?

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Viewing a novel through the lens of gender analysis often yields two results: being a man allows for more opportunities and being a woman often severely limits one's opportunities. These, of course, are very superficial conclusions. The aim of gender analysis is to yield up the ways in which the...

19 Nov 2013

Subversion and Inversion: Kate Mansfield's Colonial Identity and Modernism

Case study - 1 pages - Literature

In a letter to S. S. Koteliansky, Katherine Mansfield wrote: “I am always conscious of this secret disruption in me” (qtd in Smith ix). This statement bears to many of the key concepts of Modernist literature - the repressed self versus the conscious self,...

19 Nov 2013

Masculinity and the Bush: How Henry Lawson Perpetuates the Concept and Katherine Mansfield Troubles It

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Henry Lawson's short story “The Drover's Wife,” offers a nation-building image of an Australian bush woman capable of overcoming the hardships of isolation and life on the frontier, while “The Woman at the Store,” Katherine Mansfield's short story offers a more critical look...

19 Nov 2013

Questioning Perceptions of Criminality: Confronting Discrimination in Peter Temple's Broken Shore

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

In the anthology Constructing Crime Fiction: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and ‘Deviance,' Christiana Gregoriou makes the observation that “the fictionalization of crime has not only become a much-loved pursuit, but also a means of analyzing society, even an excuse to...

19 Nov 2013

Birds as trapped blacks in a white society in invisible man

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

Ralph Ellison was a huge proponent of symbolism. In a 1965 interview, he said that the purpose of his profession was to “seize upon the abiding American experience as they come up within my own part of the American nation, and project those patterns, those personality types, those versions...

19 Nov 2013

Jane Austen on historical issues

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Jane Austen has been accused in the literary world of neglecting to write on any important events or issues. However, there have lately been quite a few studies that argue otherwise. In fact, many would argue that Austen's genius stems from her style of addressing these issues in a subtle manner....

19 Nov 2013

Symbolism in Obasan

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Throughout the novel Obasan, Joy Kogawa uses symbolism to communicate short but important messages to readers conveying the various themes of the novel. One main idea expressed through images and symbols includes the deterioration of conditions for the Japanese Canadians as they are stripped of...