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06 Sep 2022

A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf (1929) ; Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley (1818) - The Quest for Education

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

While analyzing A Room of One's Own and Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, the quest for education among the youth in England and the prejudices they had to overcome in their quest to receive an education will be explored. The characters will elaborate on various social and system hurdles...

09 Jan 2009

The Life and mind of Virginia Woolf

Essay - 6 pages - Journalism

One of the controversial questions facing any writer is that of whether or not the author's life and work are inseparable. I think that with the majority of authors this is often a possibility, but when it comes to the distinguished English novelist, Virginia Woolf, there remains...

09 Mar 2007

Treatment of time in Virginia Woolf's Work

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

In her novel "Orlando: a Biography" published in 1927, Virginia Woolf evokes 'the extraordinary discrepancy between time on the clock and time in the mind' (Orlando p.91) and the opposition she expresses between this two conceptions of time is to be found, more or less...

25 Jan 2023

Middlemarch, Part 6, Chapter 56 - George Eliot (1871-1872) - How does George Eliot, through a posterior view and a description of fictitious events, manage to present the prejudices of the time on the progress?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Economic politics

In 1919, Virginia Woolf writes, about Eliot's contribution to English literature, that her masterpiece Middlemarch is "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". Indeed, Eliot's novel is known for its realism and its psychological insights on its different...

30 Jun 2011

The Gardens of Oxbridge and Fernham in the first chapter of 'A Room of One's Own'

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

This paper analyzes the first chapter of 'A Room of One's Own', and specifically the gardens of Oxbridge and Fernham. Virginia Woolf uses these two gardens to support her comparison between the status of men 'and women. In effect, they symbolize order versus chaos,...

23 Apr 2008

Post impressionism in To the Lighthouse

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

Very little endures in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse; by the third book most of the characters have died tragic and largely overlooked deaths, or they have disappeared almost without mention. Only two characters, the neurotic philosopher Mr. Ramsay and the lone artist Lily...

08 May 2009

A room with a view: Narrating intersubjectivity in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse

Thesis - 23 pages - Literature

The outcry in 1942 was definitive: Virginia Woolf wrote novels without characters. According to D.S. Savage, Woolf's characters are completely incoherent, “void of internal definition” that would distinguish one character from another or from the world that...

07 Jul 2009

The Hours: A cinematic analysis

Thesis - 5 pages - Film studies

The Hours is the title of a film that was released in 2002. It is also the name of a book by Michael Cunningham released in 1998, on which the film is based, which itself is based on the classic novel once under a working title of the same name, later to become known as “Mrs. Dalloway”...

29 Jul 2009

The three-part structure of To the Lighthouse

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel, To the Lighthouse makes great use of introspective thought and philosophical questions infused within the prose. It is a novel in the modernist sense, wherein the plot is secondary to the emotional responses sparked by the heavy dialogue spoken...

16 Jul 2009

A subjective analysis of what one might term as a lighthouse

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Woolf could choose many ways to describe the Ramsay's to her audience. She could start with a description of their summer home, the price of their rent, or their family lineage in an attempt to engage the reader and establish some common ground on which to build from. But, as...

11 Aug 2009

Time passes: Experience and expression in 'The Years' and 'To the Lighthouse'

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The present unfolds as I trace my way along the thin black lines laid across the page. Woolf writes; I read. We then assemble these fractured signs, these fleeting moments in our conversations to compose a unified “whole.” A scene passes. My eyes discern a pattern and then resume...

28 Feb 2010

Through space and time: Reality and experience in the modern age

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

Modernism marked the collapse of structures that had defined the individual and the relationship of that individual to the world. Rapid changes in religion, science, and politics revealed the gaps in society's ideologies. The institutions that had once provided the foundation of English society...

01 Sep 2008

Review and reinterpretation of Mrs. Dalloway

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Through Space and Time: Reality and Experience in the Modern Age “This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears” (Woolfe 9). Modernism marked the collapse of structures that had defined the individual and the relationship of that...

30 Apr 2009

Women in higher education: Exploring historically and in the present, the links between educational achievement, feminism and struggles for workplace equality

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The continued discrimination against women in higher education, and in the career path after graduation, is the topic of this essay. It is based upon a review of literature covering the subject of women's acceptance into higher education programs, the kinds of programs they excel in, and the...

14 Jul 2009

Artists & mental illnesses - The mad genius

Thesis - 6 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Plato (427 - 347 B.C.), one of the earliest of the great philosophers claimed in his writing “The Ion” that artists, when creating, went temporarily out of their minds, that the artist was merely the medium used by the Gods to communicate with the audience. Plato used the term...

27 Nov 2013

Sexuality as a social tool

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sexuality as a) the quality and state of being sexual, b) the condition of having sex, c) sexual activity, and d) the expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive, and it cites the first use of the word around1800. Human beings...

09 Jan 2009

Structure and texture in the "Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

The Good Soldier is a novel written in 1914 by Ford Madox Ford and published in March 1915. This novel is considered as the best book of pre-war period. It is also considered as a modernist work, and in fact, many modernist innovations, as well as impressionist ones, are present throughout the...

27 Jan 2011

The Omega workshops and experimental co-operative design

Case study - 3 pages - Business strategy

Established in 1913 by painter and critic Roger Fry, Omega Workshops dealt with experimental design, and featured prestigious members including Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and other artists. All these comprised the Bloomsbury Group. Far ahead of their time, Omega Workshops presented bright colors...

03 May 2021

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 all....

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...

19 Sep 2013

Lesbians in the United States

Case study - 9 pages - Sociology

Basically, “Lesbians are female homosexuals, women affectionately and sexually attracted to women” (Burn 79). More complex definitions exist, encompassing the politics of lesbianism or the self-labeling of lesbians. But the most important thing to acknowledge about lesbians is that...

12 Oct 2021

Could colonization have gone differently with Europeans and Indians living together peacefully?

Essay - 1 pages - Medieval history

Between 1775 and 1884, Indian territories in the Americas drastically declined. This decrease in territory has been accompanied by a decrease in the people themselves. Today, we'll try to see if this colonization could have been different, and if those people could have lived together, in...

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...

27 Sep 2006

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

The Bluest Eye contains a number of autobiographical elements. It is set in the town where Morrison grew up (Lorain), and it is told from the point of view of a nine-year-old girl, the age Morrison would have been the year the novel takes place (1941). Like the MacTeer family, Morrison's family...

11 May 2009

A critique of the Dystopian novel

Thesis - 17 pages - Literature

The Dystopian novel is a strange subspecies in literature. While it shares many aspects with the traditional science fiction novel, it is rarely categorized with science fiction. Whereas it might satirize the Utopian socialist fantasy of the perfect society, the satire is usually exchanged for...

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...

10 Oct 2008

The Peanut-Crunching Crowd and the Rubber crotch: How Sylvia Plath's legacy has suffered by the hands of sexism, over-eager feminists, schadenfreude, and gender politics?

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

O'Rourke goes on to say that although poems like “Daddy” or “Lady Lazarus” seem “crudely self-involved,” the majority of Plath's poetry is abstract, symbolic, and in general quite distant from the confessional poets with whom she is grouped. Despite this, Plath's...

19 Dec 2007

Creative Chaos

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

Suicide. The mere mention of the word makes most of us disturbingly uncomfortable. Yet, just as we run outside, and down the street wearing only a bathrobe, transfixed by a cavalcade of emergency vehicles' flashing lights, urgently needing to know “what happened,” our morbid curiosity...

30 Mar 2010

Alienation in characters and in ourselves

Thesis - 4 pages - Journalism

Human beings are by nature social creatures. We need to be raised by others, bred by other, and also to live with others. More than one short story this semester dealt with a theme that is the opposite of community- alienation. In the three short stories “Cathedral,” “The Man...

29 Sep 2010

The theme of the declining Big House in Bowen's The Last September

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

'The Last September', Elizabeth Bowen's second novel, describes the Anglo-Irish life of the provincial aristocracy during the turbulent times of 1920, and deals directly with the crisis of being Anglo-Irish. In this particular context, Bowen makes a combination between social comedy and...