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29 Sep 2010

Ways of Rendering Student Slang in Salinger Novel "The Catcher in the Rye"

Dissertation - 48 pages - Literature

Slang, as the most mentioned representative word form of the informal vocabulary, occupies a prominent role in contemporary society. It has become the second language of any democratic country. Everybody uses it even if one pretends that he has never used it. It is a veritable issue and it will...

19 Jun 2008

Critical Analysis of "Goblin Market"

Essay - 7 pages - Literature

Sylvia Plath once said, “The blood jet is poetry, and there is no stopping it.” This was true for many poets, and especially true for Christina Rossetti. Rossetti had poetry in her blood, art in her veins. When she first wrote “Goblin Market” in 1859, some critics...

29 Sep 2010

The Clash between Politics and Music: Joe Strummer's Songs in Thatcher England

Essay - 10 pages - Arts and art history

Today it only sounds like stating the obvious to say that the importance of popular music as a means of building one's identity has indubitably been shaping the so-called counter-culture of the second half of the twentieth century. Indeed, in this consumerist society, classical music has...

06 Jun 2014

Mental Health and Deviancy - 'From Madness to Mental Illness and Back Again'

Case study - 37 pages - Medical studies

Over the last few centuries, our perception of mental illness has changed considerably, from the view that the ‘insane' were a deviant group who needed, for the sake of society, to be controlled and hidden, through the age of psychiatry, medical-ism and cure whereby medicine became an agent...

01 Dec 2008

Racial stereotypes and their role in the concept of Manifest Destiny by Justin Herndon

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The modern connotations of the concept of “Manifest Destiny” are generally of two diverging camps; One is a romanticized image of devout pilgrims, such as the Mormons, who left the crowded and sinful cities of the East for the freedom of the West, hoping to find a new promised land, or...

29 Jul 2009

The tensions between Claude Chabrol's use of realism and his stylized artificial mise-en-scene

Thesis - 11 pages - Film studies

Jacques Rivette defined mise-en-scene as 'a precise complex of people and decors, a network of relations, a moving architecture of relationships somehow suspended in space' (1954: 44). In the films of Claude Chabrol, the mise-en-scene seems to embrace this definition. On the one hand his...

25 Mar 2010

The duality of the "New Woman"

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald's life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream—the joys of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure. By 1925 he was known primarily as the historian of the Jazz Age (which he named) and chronicler in slick...

12 Oct 2007

The Purpose of Purpose: Aesthetics and the Unity of Context and Form in Third-World Literature

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

All literary texts are both political and aesthetic. Words in and of themselves are innately sensual, inseparable from the emotions they evoke in a reader. They are also political, pieces of language steeped in history and theory. However, writers often plan toward one extreme, selecting their...

11 Jul 2022

History of the British economy

Course material - 2 pages - Modern history

After WW2, to give Britain the chance to rebuild itself economically and socially, the Labour government established the “Post-War consensus” based on the principles of the Beveridge Report from 1945 up to 1979, the two main political parties Labour and Conservative agreed to follow the...

07 Jul 2009

The American West: A clash of social, cultural, and environmental forces

Thesis - 9 pages - Modern history

The character of America was largely shaped by the American experience in the West from the early 1700s until the present day. Although the values of freedom and equality under the law had been established in the East during the colonial and revolutionary periods of American history, the clash of...

12 Nov 2008

Skyscrapers: An American urban art form

Essay - 5 pages - Architecture

It isn't often that we think of buildings as works of art. We have a word to describe the art of designing buildings and structures - architecture - but to most of us, buildings are things of purpose, not things to be admired. We pass in and out of them, conducting our business, and never give a...

24 Nov 2009

A comprehensive review of creative commons

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Journalism

Creative Commons (CC), represents a movement towards “balance, compromise, and moderation” within copyright. Described by its proponents as a ‘some rights reserved' copyright, CC introduces a number of licenses that allow creators to selectively use private rights to create public...

24 Jun 2010

Essay analysis on sexuality, identity and homosexuals

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In Halperin's “Is There a History of Sexuality”, he explains that sex as an act is a natural and universal phenomenon and thus has no history. On the other hand, he clarifies that there is a history of sexuality, although it is a fairly recent history and is socially constructed. By...

16 Apr 2014

The happiest place on earth

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

Disney World was never an illusion to me as a child; I could see right through it. “It's a theme park,” my mom would explain to me. What an interesting idea. It was tangibility's final step in the evolution of imagination. First there were the playgrounds I knew as a child, consisting...

11 Jul 2008

American art : An interface with the modern art

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Throughout the history of art, different movements arise as a result of the social, political, economic, and emotional state of mind that both people and nations are experiencing at a given time. Modern art and postmodern art are no two exceptions to these circumstances and have come to be for...

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 of Man...

15 Jan 2009

The Australian Strine

Essay - 17 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Having spent my eight-month-stay between Sydney and Brisbane, respectively State capitals of New South Wales and Queensland, sharing Australians' life, and having also travelled a bit to other cities and States of the East Coast, I feel I must share my affection for this vast, exciting...

16 Jan 2009

Discuss the methods by which Britain became a great power

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

The very notion of power and by extension the one of great power, have always been elaborate concepts to grasp. Should one study the strength of a nation from a historical perspective, then it appears that the notion of great power could only be defined comparatively. Indeed, it is only in its...

20 Feb 2009

Is man one or many?

Essay - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This paper seeks to examine how three anthropologists, E.B. Tylor, Bronislaw Malinowski and Levi-Strauss address the question “is man one or many?” They were chosen on the basis of their being the leading figures of three different schools of thought, evolutionary anthropology,...

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...

23 Jan 2013

SOPA's effect on the online culture

Case study - 26 pages - Business strategy was founded in 1997 by Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, and is now owned by Geeknet, Inc. Numerous editors and coders run the site. Users can submit a news story through the use of a web submission form, where it will be moderated and edited for proper grammar and spelling. Users...

07 Aug 2012

Defining the intimacy between the work of English poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and William Shakespeare

Course material - 7 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare is a world-renowned poet and playwright who has brought the narrative stories into a different level of genius he so cleverly crafted through the sublime musings he got from his views on the society, love, and the likes. On the other hand, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poet...

19 Aug 2014

Book review: American Africans in Ghana: Black era Expatriates and the legal civil Rights Era

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

The book; American African in Ghana was written Kevin Gaines and published by Chapel Hill publishers, at the University of North Carolina. The book emphasizes on the interconnections between the African studies and African American studies by introducing, in its broad chapters the context of...

22 Jun 2015

Protogeometric Epoque era and Geometric era(tenth century - eighth century BC)

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

In the Geometric period, the city developed considerably, new neighborhoods are created, such as the future of the theater district, for example, probably to meet the needs of a growing population again, also in the north, a new neighborhood is built beyond the sacred lake and bordering the...

11 Feb 2016

HRM Practices in Post-bureaucratic Era

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

The history of human resource management (HRM) dates back in the 19th C, when the then called “welfare secretaries” came to existence in organizations. These welfare secretaries were women solely concerned with the protection of girls and women. Their establishment was triggered by the...

29 Sep 2009

Feminism in France and in the United States of America: A comparison

Thesis - 14 pages - Humanities/philosophy

This comparative study arouses already some stakes to this first word. How do we define feminism in a strict way that is stripped of any subjectivity? To define this controversial word appears not only useful but also a necessary starting point to this essay. According to Le Petit Robert,...

07 Aug 2012

Era to Era: The NBA's evolutionary debate

Case study - 7 pages - Sports

Is it a basketball blasphemy to think that Kobe Bryant or LeBron James are better than Michael Jordan? Then again, what makes it so that Jordan is untouchable? Of course one cannot doubt his undeniable athletic ability and unparalleled knowledge of the game of basketball. Certainly the era...

16 Jan 2009

The Meiji era: The opening of Japan to the West

Essay - 8 pages - Economy general

In the Westerners' mind Japan remains a country which sometimes presents an extreme modernism (with the painful consequences which one knows nowadays). On the other hand, Japan tries to preserve the old traditions which make imaginations wander and return us to the novels of Pierre Loti. This...

11 Mar 2010

Proto-capitalism and the Edo to Meiji Era transition

Thesis - 8 pages - Political science

In 1868, the Tokugawa Bakufu that had ruled Japan since its creation in 1603 came to an end, ushering in a new era known as the Meiji Restoration. This new era would see massive industrialization in Japan, modernization, and an influx of all things Western. To the West, and indeed...

17 Sep 2013

Individualism and Alienation during the Romantic Era

Case study - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The Romantic Era was a time when artists and writers placed a high estimate on human potential. Striving for individualism became an initiative as writers of the Romantic Era continued to break out of the mold and challenge the parameters of creativity. Among writers there arose a...