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29 Apr 2021
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The Great Depression and World War II (1929-45) in U.S. Literature

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

The confidence of the Jazz Age died in 1929 with the Crash. As the nation threatened to disintegrate, the American writer recognized the fragility of its coherence ; capitalism and industry could no longer be trusted to sustain an egalitarian society that could guarantee the welfare of...

28 Apr 2021
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Transhumanism and his symbol/meaning : do you agree?

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Seen as the future of society by many scientists, transhumanism is nowadays something that we have a lot to discover. This image shows the symbol created for transhumanism. Its design has been thought; the ‘+' means development, an improvement, so humans can no longer bound to their...

19 Apr 2021
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Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger's (1951)

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

This novel is often considered to have been the bible of the postwar young, the story of Holden Caulfield, an upper-middle-class adolescent schoolboy just on the edge of losing his presocial and presexual innocence - which he is able to express, like Huckleberry Finn, in his own vivid...

31 Mar 2021
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Is the American Dream a myth ?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The American dream is the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for everyone. It's linked to the notion of the ‘self-made man : the idea that, with enough work & dedication, anybody can climb the social ladder and become wealthy....

15 Mar 2021

In what way storytelling helped shape feminism in our current society?

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I choose the notion of the Idea of Progress. To illustrate this notion, I decided to talk about the idea of progress in feminism. Before I start, I'd like to give a quick definition of the notion: the idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. As a...

07 Mar 2021
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The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dream - Nasdijj, Timothy Patrick Barru (2020)

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The Blood Runs like a River Through My Dreams (2000) is the memoir of a man, Nasdiij (the author) who writes about his life and feelings. Being of mixed Caucasian and Navajo decent, Nasdijj feels like he does not belong to any of those groups. Nasdijj has a hard life, his dad beat him, his mom...

04 Mar 2021
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The Blindfold - Siri Hustvedt - Post-modernism

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

'There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.' Is a quotation from Harold Pinter that illustrates the ideas of the post-modernist movement,...

04 Mar 2021
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Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

'Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness' is a quote by Allen Ginsberg that embodies the ideas that members of the literary and social 'beat generation' movement advocate. The later was created in the 1950s at the end of the Second World War, mainly by two young...

22 Feb 2021
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Places and forms of power - What is the role of money in our society in our lives ?

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I am going to talk about the notion of places and forms of power. First, I would like to give a definition of power. Power is the ability to control others and to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This, of course, leads to conflict between those who have and...

16 Feb 2021
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Oedipus The King - Sophocles (425 B.C.) - The Dramatic Power of Fate

Text commentary - 3 pages - Literature

Over the centuries, people have believed in the influence of divine or diabolical power in their lives. One of the most often discussed themes of ancient Greek tragedy is fatalism, the idea and belief that human actions are guided by the hand of fate, destiny, the gods or some other supernatural...

08 Feb 2021
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How you think EAP is different from general English?

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics

English for Academic Purpose (EAP) is a course included in the preparatory program of the bachelor's degree in order to improve students' capacities in English. Some students argue that EAP is like the secondary school English system but a little more advanced in that EAP represents a...

03 Feb 2021
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The Appointment in Samarra - W. Somerset Maugham (1933) - Encounter with Death

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Terrorising and scary, death has always been a threatening subject. Although nobody wants to think about dying, we all wonder when Death is going to take us. In the fable "The Appointment in Samarra" by W. Somerset Maugham (1933), the author demonstrates that humans cannot avoid their fate. When...

03 Feb 2021
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The House of Mirth (Edith Wharto, 1905) and Passing (Nella Larsen, 1929) - Women identity issues in the early twentieth century

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton) and Passing (Nella Larsen) are novels presenting female characters struggling to fit into the 20th century society. At the time, women were not very independent and had almost no means to earn a living. In The House of Mirth, Lily Bart's parents died and in...

22 Jan 2021
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How to write an essay? A short guide to increase your skills

Practical guide - 3 pages - Literature

An essay is the English equivalent of a dissertation in French. You will be asked a question about a subject, or a fact, and you will have to develop about it. An essay has some particularities, that differentiate it from the French dissertation. Indeed, even if the same type of questions is...

12 Jan 2021
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How to become a part of the Great British story?

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

Cultural heritage, representing culture and civilisation, has a vital importance in Great Britain, and in this context the school has an important place. Access to culture is achieved primarily through education and training and, in addition, literature, theatre and art, which are unique and...

26 Nov 2020
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey (1962) - The 3 main characters

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

At first sight, this quotation makes me think that in reality it is our acts which determine the person that we are. We can be judged by our acts. It is particularly true in Ken Kesey's novel... The example of the three main characters: The Chief, the Big Nurse and McMurphy.

30 Oct 2020
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Biography of a self-taught person - Ernest Hemingway

Financial analysis - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Ernest Miller was born in 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, in Chicago's suburbs. His mother, Grace, is a singing teacher, whereas his father, Clarence, is a doctor. Grace Hemingway gave to his son the name of her very father, a hero of the American Civil War. Ernest has four sisters and a brother:...

15 Jun 2020
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Marvels, Monsters and Miracles in Anglo-Saxon England - Genders and Feminine Monstrosity in Beowulf and Judith

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Monstrosity has always been a recurrent topic in literature, especially during the Anglo-Saxon period, as people were fascinated by what was considered as abnormal, such as monsters, marvels and miracles. Definition of monstrosity is intricate and is profoundly associated with the viewer's...

15 Jun 2020
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Pride and Prejudice, Volume II, Chapter 3 - Jane Austen (1813)

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This fragment is located in the third chapter of the second volume of the book. This chapter is showing that Elizabeth Bennet has been rejected by Mr Collins, cousin of the Bennet sisters and the heir to their properties. Its principal function is to show us that this rejection has touched her...

25 May 2020

Spaces and Exchanges - To What Extent is Leaving One's Country an Enriching Experience?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I'm going to talk about the notion of Spaces and Exchanges. All societies are defined by geographical and symbolic spaces and how they open up these spaces to what lies farther away. The notion refers to all the movements and communications between different countries through culture,...

25 May 2020
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The Idea of Progress - Is a Sweeping Political Change Way of Progress?

Essay - 2 pages - Politic philosophy

The notion I'm going to deal with is the idea of progress. To begin, the progress basically implies changes and evolution from an old order to the new order, in different fields of society in order to enable people to have a better life. In terms of politics, the idea that all citizens should...

25 May 2020

Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories - Alice Munro (1946) - Comparaison with Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth (1990)

Text commentary - 3 pages - Literature

The first text we study here is a story from Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories, which was written by Alice Munro in 1946. From the beginning of the text, the protagonist explains that her mom spends all of her time working on sewing her daughter's dress for the dance. She spends...

25 Apr 2020
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Oral English Baccalaureate - 5 subjects

Presentation - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I am going to talk about the notion of locations and forms of power. First of all, I would like to give a quick definition of that notion. The power is strength exerted or capable of being exerted. In politics and social science, power is the ability to influence the behaviour of people. It can...

25 Apr 2020
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Places and forms of power - How do people exercise their power?

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I'm going to talk about the notion of 'Places and Forms of Power'. There are many places and forms of power. When people think about power, they usually associate it with kings and queens. Nevertheless, power can also be associated with the superiority of someone. But how do people...

25 Apr 2020
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Myths and Heroes - Can we wonder how can an ordinary person make the world a better place?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I'm going to talk about the notion of 'Myths and heroes'. I first would like to define this notion. A myth is a fictive story in which a hero achieves great things, sacrifices himself and can give his life for the good mankind. However, a hero can also be someone who inspires others,...

22 Oct 2018
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Damned Human Race - Mark Twain (1905)

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Initially, Twain appears as the narrator having a serious voice which gives his age credibility. This is the false authority fallacy he uses the first. However, the instant satire appears, the satirical intentions of the author become clear. All the society represents the only stereotype in this...

05 Aug 2017
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Education and gender bias in accounting - Literature Review

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

In a workplace, managers, employees, and other workers are faced with different situations that require critical thinking and involving decision-making. Interactions and people's behaviors influence their perception towards each other. For example, gender issues arise from these factors and...

18 Apr 2017
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Vs. Smooth Talk

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The movie Smooth Talk which is based on the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" has many similarities. The majority of the movie uses the same outline on which the short story is written from, as well as uses the same characters that are also used in the novel. Yet, a sober...

09 Mar 2017
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Comparing male antagonists in Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anonymous' short story The Mysterious Stranger

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Anonymously written and translated from German into English, then published in 1860, "The Mysterious Stranger" is a tale which can irrefutably be compared to Bram Stoker's Dracula, published in 1897. It is unknown if Stoker was inspired by this anonymous author, but readers of vampire tales...

21 Sep 2016
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The Tenement Saga: the Lower East Side and early Jewish American writers - Sanford Sternlicht

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

The book "The Tenement Saga: The Lower East Side and Early Jewish American Writers" by Sanford Sternlicht explores the life of Jewish immigrants living in tenements on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the early 20th century. The Jewish immigrants who migrated from Europe to find a better...