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23 May 2012

In defense of my faith: Christianity

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

Christianity was originally a Judaist social movement that emerged in the Middle East over 2000 years ago. It originated in Jerusalem at the time of the Roman population. After the death of the founder of the religion, Jesus Christ, the movement started to spread to preaching of...

15 May 2012

Examine Shakespeare's presentation of Iago in Act 1 Scene 3, relating this scene to the play as a whole

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

Act 1 Scene 3 can be split into three main sections. The first contains the Duke and Senators discussing eventualities of the Turkish fleet and the war. The second, Brabantio followed by other characters interrupts the court to complain about Othello's courting of Desdemona, his daughter. It is...

27 Jan 2012

A State of Being in Society

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Literature

One Society- Religious and cultural belief has been something of a stumbling block in the realization of a unity of nations. Communication and travel have broadened our horizons to the point where we are no longer able to live in isolation with our spiritual ideologies, and must therefore seek a...

28 Jun 2010

A take on tears

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Literature

The thing that irks people about Allen Ginsberg is that he doesn't care who he offends…or, for that matter, if he offends. He wants to awaken emotion in people, and he doesn't care whether the emotions are good or bad—just as long as they're there, and they're strong. ...

13 Apr 2009

Divided We Fall:Gender, Androgyny, and the troubled union of Adam and Eve

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Literature

The single most important question at the center of John Milton's Paradise Lost is the question of predestination. The poem hinges on the assertion that mankind has been created “sufficient to have stood, yet free to fall” (III.99); if we do not accept this assertion, and instead...

25 Sep 2008

Research on techniques for online promotion

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Literature

Being able to choose a research topic presented a special opportunity and also a harrowing realization that being interested in a wide array of topics, narrowing in on one would be a difficult task. I knew that I would have to spend many hours reading about and searching for the...

17 Jul 2008

Real-World relevance of fantastic creation: An examination of "High Fantasy" and the goals of literal and historical writing.

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

For the most part, fantastic or otherwise impossible methods of storytelling are ignored in the world of modern and classical literature. In order to accurately appreciate the quandary of the modern “Fantasy” author, one must be aware of the commonplace practice of division and...

17 Jun 2008

Sir Thomas Wyatt : Lord of Sonnets

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Literature

Sir Thomas Wyatt was a cornerstone of the development of British Literature, and his works influenced the art of literature and made it what it is today. He introduced the sonnet into English civilization, and thus set up the building blocks for many great writers to write in the English...

30 May 2008

Fidelity and Infidelity (to Tolstoy's Novel) in Duvivier's and Zarkhi's Anna Kareninas

Tutorials/exercises - 15 pages - Literature

A viewer watching the 1948 and then the 1967 film versions of Anna Karenina (directed by Julien Duvivier and Aleksandr Zharkhi, respectively) for the first time might think that there is much in common between the two films. They look very similar, and this is due in large part to...

27 May 2008

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest : A Study of Tragic Characters Using "Cool-Hand Luke"

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Literature

Arthur Miller once wrote that the reason so few tragedies exist is because the world is in lack of heroes and the common man thinks too little of himself to be otherwise. The reluctance to be anything more than ordinary is attributed to the inherent assumption that heroes can only come from...

25 Apr 2008

Courtly Romances: Literature or Theatre?

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Literature

The definitions of theatre and, less specifically, performance, have been in constant flux since theorists set about trying to create them. Oscar Brockett, in his History of the Theatre, opens his text with the statement that “performative elements are present in every society, no...

16 Apr 2008

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...

11 Apr 2008

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

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

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

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

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)....

05 Sep 2007

What are Literary Agents?

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Literature

The concept of a literary agent is often a mystery to those not intimate with the field of publishing. Their function is obscured, and many writers even are uncertain of their purpose. However, since their inception in the 19th century, they have come to play an integral part of...

08 Aug 2007

The Futurist Movement and its Impact on Book Design

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Literature

Futurism (1909-1944), which actually owes its inception to poetry, was the first major art movement of the 20th century. It encompassed not only nearly every form of creative expression, including practical arts like architecture, advertising, and product design. Interestingly, there were two...

17 May 2007

The Magazine Press in Britain

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

The British are often imagined as newspaper addicts impatiently waiting for the postman to deliver their paper on Sunday morning. Yet, it would be wrong to believe that they do not share a similar interest for the booming world of the magazine press. As we will see, the magazines sector in...