An examination of Sharon Olds’ poem Sex Without Love. This paper presents a detailed examination of the imagery, irony and tone in the poem Sex Without Love, by Sharon Olds. The paper describes her use of these tools to illustrate
A comparison of “The Red Hat” by Rachel Hadas and “A Watts Mother Mourns While Boiling Beans” by Etheridge Knight. This paper compares “The Red Hat” by Rachel Hadas and “A Watts Mother Mourns While Boiling Beans” by Etheridge Knight.
A book critique of this controversial novel by John Knowles about boarding school rights-of-passage. This paper focuses on three passages from the novel. By examining these passages the writer shows how each segment of Knowles’ work completes many tasks simultaneously
This paper examines the writing style and use of color, realism, and naturalism by authors such as: Mark Twain, Henry James and Stephen Crane An examination of the work of Mark Twain, Henry James and Stephen Crane and a look
An analysis of the life and works of this American writer. In this paper the author analyzes and examines Nathaniel Hawthorne; his life, career, contributions, and works. The author contends that the moral and psychological issues that Hawthorne examines, through
A critical review of this work, with respect to the meaning and purpose of history. This paper reviews the work What is History, by Edmund Hallet Carr. It looks at how the work redefines the way historical facts are understood
A comparison of similar writing techniques used in the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe’s, The Cask of Amontillado, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”. This paper discusses common character traits and various writing conventions the authors
A discussion of Eve as a femme fatale in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. This paper analyzes the character of Eve as the classic femme fatale whose characteristics lead herself and the male to their eventual demise. She has seductive beauty,
A study of some of the scholars of the Middle Ages. The paper looks at some medieval scholars such as John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham and Thomas Aquinas. Their works and their philosophies are outlined and compared. It also
This paper analyzes the characters and their actions in relation to Addie Bundren’s death in the novel As I Lay Dying. This paper takes a look at the different family members, their individual relationships, and how a death in the
A critical review of the short story “The First Seven Years,” by Bernard Malamud. The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the short story “The First Seven Years” by Bernard Malamud. Specifically, it looks at the character
A rhetorical analysis of the advertisement for Simply Sleep and Tylenol PM. The paper closely analyzes the advertisement. It focuses on the target audience, the text and its suggestions, the irony in the text and the way that the text
The treatment of Stoker’s Count as a repressed homosexual in Victorian England. This essay paints the title character in Stoker’s tour de force as the real victim, a victim of society and of orient/occident culture clashes. It examines Dracula not
This paper analyzes the short story “So Much Water, So Close To Home” in the book by Raymond Carver, “Where I’m Calling From. This paper is based on the short story, So Much Water, So Close to Home, from the
Explains how Hughes’ `Ballad of the Landlord and Madam` and the `Rent Man` use similar voice, tone, and theme, to illuminate the African-American condition of the 1940’s. This is an essay on two poems of the prolific African-American writer, Langston
Compares learning, cultural, ethical & funding goals of school systems. China and the United States are both concerned with educational policy. Both countries have set educational goals for the year 2000. In each case, the countries are endeavoring to improve
An examination of the relationship between two forms of communication – verbal and non-verbal. The paper shows that when we think about communication, we think about the spoken word and that our thoughts are always about the words people use
An analysis of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye focusing on Holden Caulfield, the main character in the novel. The following paper examines how the character of Holden Caulfield still reminds us that cynicism and self-doubt are not characteristics
This paper explores what America should do to help countries in turmoil, focusing specifically on the problems in East Timor, Indonesia. The following paper discusses the East Timor conflict where many towns in East Timor were burnt to the ground
An analysis of the plot and characters of the movie, “Jade”. The paper analyzes both plot and characters of the 1995 Paramount thriller, “Jade”. It examines the element of mystery in the movie as well as the imagery of masks.
An exploration into the theme of alienation in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The paper examines the character, Gregor, in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” and discusses the main theme – that of alienation – by showing what Gregor goes through when he
Compares portrayals of interracial male-female relations in short story & novel by James Baldwin. This study will examine James Baldwin’s portrayal of interracial relationships in the story Come Out the Wilderness (from the collection Going to Met the Man) and
Examines theme of individual confronting society in three short stories. “Red Convertible” ( Louise Erdrich ), “Bartleby the Scrivener” (Herman Melville ) & “A&P” ( John Updike ) The relationship between the individual and society is a major theme in
Analyzes relationship between points of view of young protagonist & adult narrator of short story about boy’s first love. Readers follow the revelations of an unnamed narrator in a bleak Irish town, presumably in the early part of the 20th
A critical discussion of Shakespeare’s play, focusing on an evaluation of the 1935 film of `A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The paper first cites the strengths of the film; namely, the romantic score and the appropriate choreography. It then goes on
An analysis of women as portrayed in the novel “Out of this Furnace” by Thomas Bell and their treatment as immigrants. This paper discusses the conditions of how immigrant women were treated when they came to America. This is done
Critical review of pessimistic novel depicting love as violent, contradictory & impossible to achieve or maintain. Yukio Mishima, in his novel Thirst for Love, tells the story of a young woman, Etsuko, and her longing for a young gardener, Saburo.
An analysis of the themes in the book “Black Snow” by Liu Heng as seen through the eyes of Li Huiquan, an ex-convict. The paper analyzes central themes in the book “Black Snow” by Liu Heng about modern Chinese life.
An examination of the mysteries surrounding Edgar Allan Poe’s strange graveyard character in `Mystery Man`. This paper examines the mysterious visitor who pays tribute to Edgar Allan Poe at his grave in Westminster Churchyard in Baltimore, Maryland. “Within the weathered
Discusses the four major works by Tolkien. This paper examines writer J.R.R Tolkien, one of the first fantasy writers, through his Lord of the Ring series. The author summarizes each work and explains how each Tolkien novel includes all of