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14 Jun 2013

Appearance V. Reality in "The Continuity of Parks" by Julio Cortazar

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

This brilliantly written work takes the reader on a journey inside the mind of two people simultaneously and addresses the possibility that reality is only that which one understands through his or her own particular brand of consciousness. The imagery used in this work, namely, the...

13 Jun 2013

Developments in late sixteenth-century lyrical and epic poetry: Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

“Edmund Spenser, whose name is usually associated with Wyatt, Surrey and Sidney, came from a social background which had very little in common with his aristocratic contemporaries. His father was John Spenser probably a textile worker in London but the boy enjoyed a first rank education in...

13 Jun 2013

Sixteenth-century English poetry

Case study - 11 pages - Literature

During the Renaissance, especially due to the tremendous influence of Italian lyrical poetry (Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso), widely known either through translation or adaptations, significant achievements marked the revival and rapid development of English poetry. Thematically,...

13 Jun 2013

Ivan Turgenev's novel - Fathers and Sons

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

The rise of the Russian intelligentsia is accurately depicted through the characters of Ivan Turgenev's novel, Fathers and Sons. The story Fathers and Sons takes place in 1859, two years before the emancipation of the serfs. The novel takes a look at a pair of families, one of...

11 Jun 2013

Keeping Up Appearances: The Facade of Moonlight and Magnolias in "A Rose for Emily"

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

There is no finer example of a particular region of the world attempting to hold on to the past like a time worn memory, like the South. In the United States, the Civil War divided not only a nation, but an entire population, as it literally pitted brother against brother. ...

05 Jun 2013

Michel Foucault, History of Sexuality Vol 1: The Will to Knowledge (2003)

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Foucault considers that the 17th century was the beginning of an age of repression, where calling sex by its name was difficult. It first started in religion, through the Christian pastoral. Foucault argues that to master it in reality, it was necessary to control it in language. Nevertheless,...

28 May 2013

Lexicology: Base-enriching word building processes

Case study - 25 pages - Literature

This chapter describes the processes through which words ‘enrich' or expand their stem or base so as to produce new words to unfold new meanings and uses (seen from the grammatical perspective). These new patterns resulting from the various types of associations are the most numerous at the...

28 May 2013

Lexicology

Case study - 10 pages - Literature

The vocabulary of any natural language joins together all the words of a language and associates to each word all the information required by the rules of grammar. Words play a tremendous role in human existence in that they are the basic representation of the world on an abstract level, i.e.,...

17 May 2013

Compare and contrast the ways in which both authors might be seen to present an indictment of 20th century American society in 'The Catcher in the Rye' and 'The Virgin Suicides'

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

There is an argument that American society was founded or widely based on the American Dream, an idea based on freedom, and the belief that prosperity will occur through hard work, with equal opportunity for all. This was the basis for the American Declaration of Independence, which stated...

17 May 2013

'The vulnerable human in his extremity meets the indifferent but infinitely varied forces of nature.' Compare and contrast the ways in which the authors of your three chosen texts use presentation of setting and its significance in the texts to underp

Case study - 9 pages - Literature

The various setting, natural environments and resultant social pressures that are presented by our three writers, are shown to have serious consequences and effects on the physically vulnerable or emotionally sensitive characters presented by Hardy, Fowles and Wordsworth. Hardy...

15 May 2013

Contrast St. Thomas Aquinas' use of Aristotelianism with Bonaventure's. Which was more Augustinian? (Reason and Faith

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

The comparison of Saint Bonvaventure and Saint Thomas Aquinas lays in their own philosophical differences and personal interpretation and understanding of Aristotle. In order to do this first we must note the important differences between the two. “The translation project of Aristotle's...

30 Apr 2013

Allegory of California by Diego Rivera

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

There are multiple art mediums that may be utilized. The book used for class specifically outlines painting and printmaking in chapters 5 and 6. Of the two mediums, painting seems to be a more effective medium. Diego Rivera is one specific artist that utilizes this method. The book reveals the...

30 Apr 2013

Elgin Marbles, Should They Be Moved?

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

There are many ways to preserve history. It may be conserved through books, documents, or even pictures. The most creative way history to reveal history is through art. The civilization of Ancient Greece did this in a captivating way. Their way of revealing history through art was so unique that...

30 Apr 2013

Harlem renaissance

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

Each culture in America has a period of time that is significant to that group. The period identified may have advanced the culture in multiple ways. The African American community experienced a certain period of time that tremendously advanced their culture in America. This time period may be...

30 Apr 2013

Hansel and Gretel analysis

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Literature offers a variety of stories. Some stories are modern and innovative. Others tell timeless tales. These tales may be interpreted differently throughout the years. Nevertheless they are still relevant. The story of "Hansel and Gretel" by the Grimm Brothers is the perfect example of this....

03 Apr 2013

Self-generated persuasion

Case study - 6 pages - Literature

When looked back to the second character, a man of medium build dressed in a modest suit. He lifted a small glass of red wine, which disappeared behind a shadow fallen across his face. Adam cast his eyes away, unsure if the man was looking at him. Instead, he observed two women who had entered...

12 Mar 2013

Elite Series Pro Kelley Jaye isn't afraid to get Jerky with Jerkbaits

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Every bass angler has his niche, no matter if you are a recreational or a pro-angler, it's been seen often that one angler who's an expert in this, or an expert in that. There's the Denny Brauers of fishing, where their favorite lures are jigs, or the Kevin VanDams, where all they throw are...

12 Mar 2013

Where it all begins and ends: How strike king designs, tests, and creates lures

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

“Lures are harder to design. Colors are not as important for triggering strikes,” said Strike King Lure designer Phil Marks. “Today's colors are mostly just variations of existing schemes. Colors have to be eye appealing. There have been many great fish catching colors that...

07 Mar 2013

Catechism essay

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

"It is but natural that in opening this Universal Council we should like to look to the past and to listen to its voices whose echo we like to hear in the memories and the merits of the more recent and ancient Pontiffs, our predecessors," said Andrew Brown of the Guardian in Britain. ...

26 Feb 2013

The glory of shame

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight glorifies the affluence of King Arthur's court through elaborate detail and celebrates the virtues of the Pentangle that the knights swear to uphold. Then it challenges every mention of a virtue with an opposition: While everybody holds Sir Gawain to be the most...

26 Feb 2013

The Delicate Hero

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Judith takes the head of her enemy and delivers a speech to galvanize an army that saves her city from the invading Assyrians. She demonstrates apparent heroism through these accomplishments. However, the text in Sid Bradley's translation of “Judith” reveals that she does not achieve...

26 Feb 2013

Escaping Fatalism, the Christian way

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Alexander Pope's Essay on Man presents contradicting arguments: First he proposes that prevailing rules of fatalism govern the universe, then he advocates deliberate decision-making as Man's way of paving his own path toward salvation; He suggests the futility of Man's attempts to reason beyond...

21 Feb 2013

Hamlet by William shake sphere

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

For eons, shake sphere has consolidated his place as the greatest poet, writer, and composer of all times. In the history of classical literature cannons, his works remain the most quoted, read, and recommended both in America and European schools .Among his plays, Hamlet also referred to...

21 Feb 2013

The Franklin Tale by Chaucer

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The Franklin account by Chaucer has been tautened by many as to illustrate several themes .In this tale, Chaucer adduces out the true values and culture of the medieval British society. Further, the concept of marriage is vividly illustrated. Critics postulate that, Chaucer's tale...

08 Jan 2013

Extra credit

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The New Self is a poem by Steve Gehrke and appears in the July/August 2012 addition of Poetry 100 Years. The New Self is a deeply introspective poem that begins with the author trying to decipher what exactly it is that causes him to dwell on his inner self. Throughout the opening stanzas, Gehrke...

08 Jan 2013

Psychoanalytical reading of Charlotte Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Charlotte Perkins Gilman created the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” in order to present a world capable of transforming itself to satisfy the reality of the narrator. The story follows a woman's transgression into an alternate state of mind, relying on elements of writing such as...

08 Jan 2013

Diane de Prima and Jack Kerouac's effect on the beat generation

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The time in America following the confusion of World War II resulted in a great identity crisis for the thinkers of the country. Creators suddenly found them in a world resisting change for it felt it had experience enough in regards to the devastation of war. The country implemented strict...

08 Jan 2013

Symbols in the Gospel of John

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

The New Testament begins with the first four gospel books, each proclaiming ideas unique to the time of their composition, as well as the audiences they wished to reach. The synoptic gospels consist of the first three gospels, making the Gospel of John very unique due to its exclusion from this...

08 Jan 2013

Dialogue comparing the analytical lenses of new criticism and deconstructionism through Frankenstein

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Torrents of rain fell from the black clouds above as if the sky gained sentience for the eerie day at hand. The children ran around in peculiar guises, feigning safety from the evils of the world by hiding behind their plastic masks. The roads grew too thick with water and began to steal the...

07 Jan 2013

Discerning symbolic meanings in two pericopes from the Gospel of John

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

The Gospel of John was written after the synoptic gospels, and was intended to explain teachings of Jesus as well as ideals in a way unexpressed previously throughout the New Testament. John does this through inserting comparative meanings within the gospel, most of which serve to further prove...