Literature

This paper discusses the American Dream as reflected in the poem “Let America” by Langston Hughes and how other works such as of Thomas Jefferson and Thoreau reflects this idea. This paper discusses the American Dream as reflected in the

This paper reviews the book “Bel-Ami” by Guy de Maupassant. A review of Guy de Maupassant’s Bel-Ami. Specifically, it discusses and explains the roles of women in Bel-Ami using examples from the book. The author illustrates how Maupassant shows total

Examines social & human insights in three works on sleep by American humorist Ogden Nash. The purpose of this research is to examine selected poems from three collections by Ogden Nash. The plan of the research will be to set

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A look at his life and career. This paper is a biography of the great poet Edgar Allan Poe. The author discusses some of his best work and examines the way his life impacted his writing. From the paper: “Some

This review attempts to show the relationship between mothers and daughters in Edwidge Danticat’s `Breath, Eyes, Memory.` This paper summarizes the story of Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory, and clearly links the novel to that of the life of the

Examines characters of Oedipus & Kurtz as examples of outsider/exile facing psychological & moral turmoil. The hero exiled from his native land and forced to wander has served as a central figure in the literature of Western civilization for centuries

This paper examines the essay on “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya. It address the main character, Tony and his journey to understanding. This paper is an analysis of “Bless me, Ultima,” by author Rudolfo Anaya. It examines the quest

This paper touches on the theme of good versus evil in “Billy Budd” by Herman Melville. It explains how Billy is the symbol of ultimate good and Claggart is the symbol of ultimate evil. This paper discusses the age-old concept

The following paper introduces and discusses the works of Dickinson and Douglas, compares their backgrounds and discusses their beliefs with regards to literature . This paper compares the way in which Emily Dickinson is only concerned with herself and her

Positive & negative portrayals of lawyers’ ethical images in fiction & non-fiction, from servant of society to amoral anti-hero. This research paper outlines and discusses the ethical images of lawyers, as they are portrayed in fiction and in non-fiction, including

A discussion on the theme of social justice in “Around the World in Eighty Days”. This paper reviews “Around the World in Eighty Days”, a classic novel that deals with a man’s bid to journey across the globe, the impact

A look at Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet from the point of view of Hamlet’s state of mind. This essay suggests that Hamlet was not insane, but emotionally devastated by what he perceived as betrayal by those closest to him. Quotes from

A discussion on the ways in which Greek tragedies and the theory of the Greek tragic hero has survived the diverse style changes of literature since its conception. The following paper examines the ways in which the idea of Greek

This paper describes Philip Caputo’s autobiographical narrative of his involvement in the Vietnam War, A Rumor of War (1977), in its Cold War context. The author argues that Caputo’s preoccupation with seemingly universal attributes of (male) human nature and essential

This paper discusses William Faulkner’s, A Rose for Emily focusing on the interior complexity through external appearance, using both imagery and structure, that characterizes the work of Faulkner. The paper demonstrates that Faulkner’s use of symbols to portray the depth

This paper discusses the works of Henry David Thoreau and the debate whether his writings were truly an influence on the 1960’s cultural revolution, or if his works were misconstrued by society. This paper examines the influence of Thoreau?s writings

An analysis of the concept of revenge in American short stories. This paper discusses the concept of revenge in American literature and examines eight short stories such as “The Open Boat” and “To Build a Fire.” The author examines the

This paper discusses E.M. Forster’s `Howard’s End as a murder mystery and more importantly as an abstract of the English class system. The author states that Howard’s End` is an Edwardian novel written before the Great War. He continues that

A discussion on the concept of delusions, dreams and reality in the novel “Don Quixote”. This paper explores the issues of hope versus disillusionment, and dreams versus reality in the novel “Don Quixote”. The author provides examples of the state

Compares styles, themes, realities of poems written in response to birds. Percy Shelley’s poem To a Sky-Lark and John Keats’s poem Ode to a Nightingale are both centered on nature in the form of birds. Both poems are classified as

A study of the texts “Leaves of Grass: Song of Myself,” by Walt Whitman, “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville, and “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne to show society’s control of feeling. The paper examines the poem Leaves of Grass:

A discussion of the historical context of this novel by Vassily Aksyonov, set in the 1920’s and 1930’s in Russia. This paper introduces and discusses the book “Generations of Winter,” by Vassily Aksyonov. Specifically, it discusses literary themes and approaches

An examination of the author’s book discussing whether society and culture play a large role in shaping individual sexuality. In this paper the author takes an in-depth look at Edward Stein’s, “Mismeasure of Desire,” a book that attempts to dispel

Examines the historical and cultural background, lives, careers, personal and political themes of ten 20th Century poets, novelists and non-fiction writers. This is an examination of Palestinian writers, their principal works and how they and their writings have been influenced

Role of the past, the Old South & slavery in “A Rose for Emily,” “Barn Burning” & “That Evening Sun.” William Faulkner was one of the leading novelists of this century, and he drew upon his own town of Oxford,

A discussion of how the main characters in the books “Briar Rose” and “The Accident” cope with surviving the Holocaust. This paper examines the books “Briar Rose” by Jane Yolen and “The Accident” by Elie Wiesel. A summary of each

The following paper reflects on the story of a great adventure had by Claudia and Jamie which is both meant to entertain us and meant to teach us some of the important lessons in life, as the author weaves a

Compares poems’ views on pain & talking as means to either higher consciousness or continued ignorance. This study will compare and contrast two poems On Pain and On Talking/*from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. The poems call for comparison and contrast

This paper argues why books have survived as a primary form of media for so many years and what the future holds for them in the modern era. This paper argues that modern-day students are less likely to read books

A paper on the life and times of Bernard Malamud. A paper on the life and times of Bernard Malamud. The author discusses literary works such as “The Natural,” and themes contained therein. Also touched upon is Malamud’s Judaism and

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