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16 Aug 2022

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (1849); Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood (1988); Juno - Jason Reitman (2007) - Difficulties in friendship and love relationships

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

This passage is an extract from the novel David Coperfield by Charles Dickens, at the time David Coperfield was married to Dora Spenlow. David felt completely in love with Dora, and they decided to get married. However, their relationship is not reasonable because Dora has no sense...

16 Dec 2022

Great Expectations, chapter 39 - Charles Dickens (1860) - Reading comprehension

Book review - 2 pages - Linguistics

In this extract, we find out that the convict is Pip's patron! Pip is shocked and sad, because it means all his dreams for Estella are dashed to pieces. The language used by Dickens contributes to Pip's downfall; Magwitch slowly but surely unveils the whole story to Pip, using...

01 Apr 2010

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

Charles Dickens highlights that facts aren't everything. You can't always rely on them, because they can burn out being untrue and serving you wrong. When Louisa was talking to her father, Mr. Gradgrind about how facts ruined her life and how she didn't know how to rebate and handle...

23 May 2008

Charles Dickens Essay : Philosophical, Psychological, Sociological Issue

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

A great burden for human beings is to carry ourselves the way we want others to see us. Though each governed by a private set of beliefs, no man is an island for a reason, as we are subject to natural instinct, which compels us to strive for acceptance by others in society. However, though one...

14 Apr 2008

'Otherness' and the Fact and Fancy Dichotomy in Charles Dickens' Hard Times

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

“Otherness” describes a person engaging in the reflexive act of defining their identity in reference to another person. In this way, Otherness is a definitive means of exploring the relationships between social castes and gender relationships. In Hard Times, these two types of Otherness...

12 Mar 2015

David Copperfield by Charles Dickinson

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The novel, David Copperfield written by Charles Dickinson is not only an interesting read but has an unique style of writing for its opening. A young boy named David Copperfield starts off his narrative with the words, “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or...

29 Sep 2016

A comparison between "Wuthering Heights" and "Great Expectations"

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, there were many novels written about love and its consequences. Romantic love, particularly in this time period, is often characterized by the works of Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens, especially in the novels Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations. While...

05 Jul 2011

Themes throughout 'The Wasteland'

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Within 'The Wasteland' by T.S Eliot, there exists a vast array of literary elements used to turn this poem into something more than just a jumble of mixed up phrases and quotes. While this jumble builds the poem, it also makes it hard to identify a single meaning or purpose that lingers...

25 Sep 2008

Feral women: Female characters in Wuthering Heights, The Moonstone, and Hard Times

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, women had no place within the pages of fiction. Indeed, men were usually the sole creators of literature; women, on the other hand, were silent (those few women who did choose to write were often forced to use a male pseudonym in order to be taken...

19 Nov 2007

Perspectives on Obstetrics

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Medical writers have recently turned to the opening line of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities to describe these prevailing times in medicine and obstetrics as "the best of times. . . the worst of times. . ." (Grumbach, 1999; Morrison, 2000). Why are these times at once the...

13 Jan 2009

Eros in fantasy

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Our study of Eros in fantasy will be based on seven short stories (A. Bierce's The Death of Halpin Frayser, Ch. Dickens's The Signalman, Hawthorne's The Minister's Black Veil, P. Highsmith's The Snail-Watcher, H. P. Lovecraft's The Festival, R. Matheson's Born...

10 Jul 2009

Confessions of self-displacement in Great Expectations

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

One sometimes suspects, while reading Great Expectations, that Dickens could have been good friends with Bishop Tutu. One of the particular satisfactions of the novel is the often tender justice meeted out for character's sins. Very few characters who actually appear for any length of time...

29 Sep 2010

Darwin and darwinian infuence on Thomas Hardy (Jude The Obscure) and Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and through the looking-glass)

Dissertation - 58 pages - Literature

Charles Darwin's theories upon “Evolution” had a great impact on the scientific world in the nineteenth century, and contributed to change with respect to mentalities in a well-established Victorian society. He is mostly remembered for his conception of Evolutionism based on his...

16 Feb 2010

The water babies, Victorian literature and the depiction of childhood

Thesis - 13 pages - Literature

The social hierarchy of Victorian England perpetuated the involvement of the working class in poverty driven crime and with regard to the concurrent impact on children; Duckworth comments that “Crime and poverty were inseparably associated and most of the young who suffered gaol sentences...

29 Sep 2010

Commentary upon Mary Shelley's statement: "What terrified me will terrify others"

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Creature in itself is not what is the most terrifying. Indeed, in her dream and in the novel afterwards, if Doctor Frankenstein is afraid at the sight of his creature, it is also its coming to life which creates fear: how can an amount of bones, skin,...

07 Jul 2008

Literature's ladder

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Each age of British Literature- from Romanticism to Post-Modernism, can be seen as a rung on a ladder that ushered in the next age. As each age instigates, encourages, and nourishes change and progress, a new age is ushered in. And just as one can not get to the top of the ladder without the...

09 Nov 2007

Masculinity in The Woman in White

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The novel, The Woman in White, “seeks to revise recent accounts of the model of male identity posited by the first sensation novel”(Ablow, Par. 4). In The Woman in White, the author, Wilkie Collins, presents masculinity through the character of Marian Holcombe at a time when femininity...

03 Jun 2008

The history of Philadelphia

Thesis - 6 pages - Modern history

By the late eighteen the century, America was well on its way to establishing its own national identity. While the cities and towns that were born during this time period each manifested their own unique culture and heritage, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became the political and economic heart of...

07 Jun 2009

A study on the origin and effect of the industrial revolution in England

Thesis - 12 pages - Economy general

The Industrial Revolution refers to the first breakthrough from a rural handicraft economy to a urban machine driven manufacturing economy that took place in England around 1780 C.E., and which, in the course of the next one hundred years, spread and established itself over much of Europe and...

29 Sep 2010

The Victorian Period (1837-1901)

Worksheets - 3 pages - Modern history

The adjective ‘Victorian', often appended to words to describe a way of life, thought, culture and politics, sprang from the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled over Great Britain from 1837 to 1901. She was the longest reigning monarch in British History. The Victorian period was a prosperous...

21 Jun 2013

Integrated solution for more efficient wind power production

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

This paper is an Essay Proposal that intended to outline different approaches applied by specialized experts in the field of renewable energy sources, of which wind energy is one area of the theme. In order to argue for the factors that influence efficiency of producing power out of wind energy,...

21 Apr 2023

Political Parties and Elections - Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

Summary - 2 pages - Political science

This text is based on "After the Arab Spring: Do Muslims vote Islamic now?" by Charles Kurzman and Didem Türkoglu, "Elections in the Arab world: Why do citizens turn out?" by Carolina de Miguel, Amaney A. Jamel and Mark Tessler, "The Middle East" by Ellen Lust and "Bricks and Mortar...

09 Jan 2009

The quality of life in London: A tale of two cities

Thesis - 6 pages - Journalism

London appears among the most popular cities in the world. It is a city on the move, where you can find everything you need. It is one of the places where fashion is created, where you can meet people of all origins and where the word “Party” gets its real meaning. In there, one can...

30 Jul 2022

Towards a European Confederation? From de Gaulle's Return to Power to the Milan European Summit (1958-1985)

Course material - 6 pages - Modern history

After the failure of the federal concept and the more prudent approach of the Rome Treaties, for about 30 years, the European Economic Community (EEC) seemed to develop more along the concept of a European Confederation, not a Federation, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers, Robert Schuman or...

25 Mar 2015

Charles Peirce's "The Doctrine of Necessity Examined"

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Against absolute chance is inconceivable' is the third argument examined by Charles S. Peirce in “The Doctrine of Necessity Examined”. Necessitarianism or Determinism is a principle that refuses all simple possibility, and affirms that there is exactly a single way in which the...

03 Jan 2006

Oscar Wilde and Aestheticism

Thesis - 9 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The 19th Century in Europe, and especially in England, is marked by the appearances of new artistic movements. Aestheticism is one the most important because it embodies a real change in the mentality and in art, considered as self sufficient. Immanuel Kant is one of the pioneers of it, and...

18 Mar 2009

The impact of poetry and literature on the father-son relationship in John Stuart Mill's 'Autobiography' and Edmund Gosse's 'Father and Son'

Book review - 9 pages - Literature

When comparing John Stuart Mill's Autobiography and Edmund Gosse's Father and Son, one cannot ignore the fact that the two are very similar with respect to the strong father-son relationship that both James Mill and Phillip Gosse had with their sons. Mill's and Gosse's primary influence in their...

24 Jul 2008

Exploring Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot's revisions of "the waste land"

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

How might T.S. Eliot's poem, which has come to define the modernist movement, be different if instead of bearing the title, “The Waste Land”, it is called “He Do the Police in Different Voices?” This paper will not seek out any definitive answers as to the meaning of the...

23 Jan 2015

The representation of death and the quest for immortality in the films of Walt Disney

Case study - 10 pages - Educational studies

Walt Disney draws its inspiration from fairy tales for the first animated films (from 1937 to 1966). Conclusion of the oral tradition, fairy tale tells a story which involves various supernatural or magical elements. It originated in myths and legends. The storytellers and long temps remain in...

16 Jun 2011

The Destruction of Responsibility: Cromwell vs. Charles II

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

With England left as a leaderless country following the trial and beheading of King Charles I, the country was eagerly searching for a resolution to its problems. Oliver Cromwell emerged as England's leader from the Revolution and strove to have a close, relatable relationship with the...