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Literature

Gilgamesh Predominant Literary Themes in

Words: 1345
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Sleep is often a poetic euphemism for death; Utanapishtim even says as much when Gilgamesh finally catches up with him... "How alike are the sleeping and the dead..." In…

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8 Pages
Essay

Literature

Recurring Literary Theme of Ascent

Words: 2579
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Essay

The characters in all of the literary works discussed here experience the elation of rising above whatever ails them on earth, but then being forced to fall back down…

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Essay

Literature

Civilization vs Wilderness Prominent Literary Theme

Words: 2235
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Civilization and the ilderness -- Early American Literature The collision of society against the wilderness in the early stages of the development of America was used often as a…

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Literature

literary work

Words: 768
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

.....space below to complete this section. Include the number and first sentence of the prompt you chose from the list of prompts.) Prompt 2: 'In some stories, characters come…

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Literature

Literary Analysis of Phaedra

Words: 1486
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Racine's Phaedra -- Compared to Blake's "Lamb" and Melville's Billy Budd As Bernard Grebanier states, Racine's Phaedra speaks "with the violence of life itself" (xiv). If one were to…

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Essay

Literature

Theme in by Night in Chile

Words: 1489
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Robert Bolano is the writer of the novel "By Night in Chile" published in 2000. Urrutia is the narrator of the novel and entire novel is narrated in the…

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Family and Marriage

Literary Comparison

Words: 1445
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Strength of the Human Spirit know why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography by Maya Angelou. It is the first book of the five volumes of the author's…

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7 Pages
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Psychology

Literary Analysis of Macbeth

Words: 2142
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Shakespeare Macbeth and the Struggle between Good and Evil Like all of Shakespeare's tragedies, the action of Macbeth is based around the fatal flaw of the man who would…

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4 Pages
Essay

Sports - Women

Literary Analysis of Drama

Words: 1299
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

ole of Women in Othello The Conflicting Female ole in Shakespeare's Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, women are in a state of turmoil. On the one hand, the women in…

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Literary Analysis of Speech We're On Our Way Essay

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Length: 3 Pages
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Essay Prompt A literary critical analysis is not merely a summary of a literary work. Instead, it is an argument that expresses an interpretation, judgment, or critical evaluation of…

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Literature - African

Literary Analysis on novel invention of wings'sue monk kidd

Words: 1078
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Not of the Same Feather: Cultural Appropriation in The Invention of Wings As problematic as it may be for a white Southern author to presume understanding of the psyche…

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1 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Themes a Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man James Joyce

Words: 401
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man by James Joyce traces the development of Stephen Dedulas as a writer from infancy to young adulthood. While Joyce shows the…

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3 Pages
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Literature

Literary Comparison

Words: 1064
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

John esley Before Referencing Supernatural tales of death and jealousy: Edgar Allen Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" and Robert Olen Butler's "Jealous Husband Returns in the Form of…

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7 Pages
Essay

Drama - World

Literary Styles in the Movie the Tin Drum

Words: 2052
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Essay

Shop on the Main Street Continental European film producers were slow to focus on political and social injustices as the dominant themes after World War II. Heroism in America…

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2 Pages
Essay

Plays

Literary Resopnse to World War One

Words: 714
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Social Activism and Literature Two of the major themes in 20th century American literature are war and social protest. The United States has been engaged in a steady series…

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3 Pages
Essay

Literature

Sue Monk Kidd's Invention of Wings Literary Analysis

Words: 1134
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Literary Analysis: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd uses symbol and theme in The Invention of Wings to tell the story of Sarah Grimke, her…

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3 Pages
Essay

Race

Homecoming The Principle Theme in Jean Rhys'

Words: 1012
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Homecoming? The principle theme in Jean hys' short story, "I Used to Live Here Once," is the prevalence of racism and the accompanying sentiment of elitism that it gives…

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5 Pages
Essay

Literature

Salinger Is an American Literary Treasure Best

Words: 1680
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Salinger is an American literary treasure, best known for his novella Catcher in the ye. However, Catcher in the ye is but one of many in the canon of…

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7 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Major Themes in European Literature

Words: 2421
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

contemplated an individual's relationship with his or her environment. In Oedipus Rex and Antigone, Sophocles explores the relationship an individual has with the world and society. In each of…

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Term Paper

Literature

New Start as a Theme

Words: 2430
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Thus, the term "a new start" came to embody a lofty ideal and it was considered to be more important from the simple fact that the respective period in…

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9 Pages
Essay

Literature - Asian

Comparison of the Theme of Granny and Shame Amah

Words: 2479
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Essay

.....female agency in Wang Anyi's "Granny" and Eileen Chang's "Shame Amah" The objective of this study is to compare and contrast the work of Eileen Chang's with reference to…

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Essay

Literature

Conflict the Theme of Freedom

Words: 2503
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Essay

The choice cannot be repudiated or duplicated, but one makes the choice without foreknowledge, almost as if blindly. After making the selection, the traveler in Frost's poem says, "Yet…

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6 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Response to Themes in Barry's Machine Man

Words: 1737
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Barry's "Machine Man" Originally published in 2011, Max Barry's futuristic science fiction novel "Machine Man" was first made available to readers as an online serial, before being updated and…

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4 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Theme

Words: 1462
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Gradually, Gregor discovers how unimportant he really is to the family, and how little they really care about him. He has given them his love and devotion, and they…

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3 Pages
Essay

Literature

Carver's Cathedral an Analysis of Theme and

Words: 1072
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Carver's "Cathedral" An Analysis of Theme and Plot in Carver's "Cathedral" Raymond Carver states that by the mid-1960s he had tired of reading and writing "long narrative fiction" ("On…

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4 Pages
Research Paper

Literature

Exile Literary Characters in Exile Can Be

Words: 1266
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Exile Literary Characters in Exile Exile can be the self-imposed banishment from one's home or given as a form of punishment. The end result of exile is solitude. Exile…

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Essay

Literature

Minor Characters and Themes Minor Characters in

Words: 870
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Minor Characters and Themes Minor characters in any play act as supporting foils and help to advance the plot. Without these foils, it would be impossible for the play…

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Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Yin and Yang in Literary Relationships Yin

Words: 898
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Yin and Yang in Literary Relationships Yin and Yang in eastern philosophy constitute two parts of a whole. The one cannot exist without the other. They also represent perfect…

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3 Pages
Essay

Literature

Christian Themes in Everyman Beowulf

Words: 929
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Beowulf experiences tough circumstances and because he does the right things, he emerges a hero and can live knowing he did the best he could. Here, responsibility leads to…

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2 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Conflict Themes in Age of Innocence by

Words: 789
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Conflict Themes in "Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton This paper looks at the Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and discuses certain aspects within the novel, such as…

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Essay

Literature

Imagery and Theme in Frost's Out Robert

Words: 728
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Imagery and Theme in Frost's "Out" Robert Frost's "Out" may appear to be simple in its narrative, straightforwardly telling a story, yet its complex poetic style enables the reader…

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8 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Brendan Behan Contributed Much to the Literary

Words: 2214
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Brendan Behan contributed much to the literary genre, though his literary achievements often are subordinate to his public recognition as a drunk, disorderly and often amusing or entertaining member…

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Term Paper

Literature

E A Poe the Themes of

Words: 2475
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

.. They are neither man nor woman- They are neither brute nor human- They are Ghouls..." Graham's (2003) analysis of "ells" show that Poe intentionally creates different categories of…

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4 Pages
Essay

Literature

Joseph Conrad and His Influence on British Literary History

Words: 1426
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Joseph Conrad and His Influence on British Literary History Joseph Conrad was born in the Polish-dominated side of Ukraine in the year 1857, and was originally known as Jozef…

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3 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Apollonian Is a Literary Concept

Words: 981
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

In this reading, Dobyns' "Counterparts" is his statement of personal philosophy that argues the only way to reach the Apollonian ideals is to work with, and embrace, the Dionysian…

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Term Paper

Teaching

Moomins by Tove Jansson Literary

Words: 1622
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

In fact, one of the principle facets of Moominpappa's character is to introduce didactic messages to his family, particularly to his children. Doing so is part of his job…

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Term Paper

Literature

Personal and the Literary in American Literature

Words: 1917
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Blurring the Gap Between Fiction and eal Life This is a paper that outlines how modern literature integrates personal experiences of the writers into works of fiction. It has…

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Term Paper

Death and Dying  (general)

Grey Wolf by Sapphire Theme

Words: 1889
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

They have been together so long that they have to reason to leave each other now, but it is clear their lives are no longer satisfying or meaningful. It…

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Literature

Alcee Laballiere and the Theme

Words: 1170
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

From the narrator of the story, the readers find out that Alcee's family was unconventional in that their living arrangements are peculiar, for his wife and children chose to…

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3 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Religious to Philosophical and Literary

Words: 1224
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

The evolution of mankind on all levels, and especially the new focus of the modern society on technology and material development, has brought about an estrangement from the spiritual…

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7 Pages
Essay

Plays

How Bronte and Shelley Develop the Theme of Abandonment in Their Novels

Words: 2509
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Essay

Abandonment in Shelley's Frankenstein and Bronte's Jane Eyre: a Comparison Abandonment is a substantial theme in literature written by women. It appears in the poems of Emily Dickinson, in…

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4 Pages
Essay

Music

Argue Themes in Two Poems

Words: 1348
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Harlem Dancer" and "The eary Blues" Times Change, but the Struggle is Still the Same The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural and political movement during the 1920s and 1930s…

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6 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Feminist Themes in Witi Ihimaera

Words: 1894
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

FEMINIST THEMES IN ITI IHIMAERA'S HALE RIDER The paper will present arguments to show the relative importance of the book "hale Rider" by Ihimaera. Its importance and possible impact…

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Mythology - Religion

Obedience to God Is the Primary Theme in Paradise Lost

Words: 1926
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Paradise Lost John Milton's Paradise Lost tells the story of Heaven and Hell both before and after Adam and Eve fell from grace. At the center of Milton epic…

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8 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Naturalist and Realist Literary Movements

Words: 2280
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Term Paper

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is perhaps the best example of Realism in literature because of how Twain presents it to us. Morality becomes something that Huck must be…

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Thesis

Mythology - Religion

Solitude the Theme of Religion

Words: 1586
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Thesis

Conclusion In order to fully understand the religious element in this novel one firstly has to understand the meaning and function of magical realism in the book. This novel…

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4 Pages
Essay

Literature

euthanasia as the theme of novel amsterdam

Words: 1298
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Booker Prize-winning novel Amsterdam by Ian Mcewan is not really about euthanasia per se; it is about the twisted relationships between the two main characters, Clive Linley, composer, and…

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1 Pages
Essay

Literature

things fall apart literary analysis

Words: 367
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Essay

Okonkwo, the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, exemplifies the traits of a classic tragic hero. Determined to cling to the past and its out-dated traditions and…

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8 Pages
Article Critique

Teaching

Understanding Literary Development With Social Media

Words: 2279
Length: 8 Pages
Type: Article Critique

changing because of advances in technology. How we communicate with each other has changed dramatically with the implementation of powerful and popular social media platforms, like Facebook. Today, both…

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Creative Writing

Biology

Literary Comparison

Words: 847
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Creative Writing

Female Freedom The short stories "The hite Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin focus on strong and sensitive heroines who seek…

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7 Pages
Thesis

Literature

Ann Beattie's Janus Great Literature

Words: 2371
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Thesis

6). Beattie, like anyone else, was a product of her times. She is also, again like anyone else, a product of her own individual circumstances. A further interpretation of…

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4 Pages
Research Paper

Literature

Room of One's Own

Words: 1474
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Literary realism, of course, focuses on the everyday cultural experience of everyday people who may, within their banal experience, do extraordinary things. The Postmodern movement, as a reaction to…

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Book Report

Literature

Sleepy Hollow as Popular Culture

Words: 3045
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Book Report

First, evil in Sleepy Hollow is more equating with a satirical view that, in this case, evil is a more benign humor, bumbling, caustic in disrupting the town, and,…

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4 Pages
Essay

Mythology - Religion

Preacher and the Ancient Text This Was

Words: 1168
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Preacher and the Ancient Text This was an extremely technical text which offers deeper insights for anyone who desires to have a deeper understanding of all biblical issues and…

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15 Pages
Thesis

Literature

Children's Literature to Dispel the

Words: 4810
Length: 15 Pages
Type: Thesis

16). In comparing a number of literary elements in one story, Smith and Wiese (2006) contend that at times, when attempting to transform an old story into a modern…

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3 Pages
Term Paper

Literature

Pride in Literature as a Universally Human

Words: 999
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Pride in Literature As a universally human characteristic, pride plays an important part in world literary themes. However, pride can be defined and perceived differently, and the term also…

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2 Pages
Essay

Literature

Fall of the House of Usher

Words: 550
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Poe's The Fall Of The House Of Usher Of all the authors to employ use of the Gothic style in their poetry or prose, none mastered the craft more…

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Research Proposal

Literature

Emily Dickenson Notoriously Reclusive Even

Words: 1224
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

Purple is the color of dusk and twilight, a time in-between day and night, night and day. As such, purple symbolizes transition and transformation. Color is often a mystical…

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5 Pages
Essay

Black Studies - Philosophy

Dwellings Body Home City The

Words: 1824
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

If they can change the fundamental beliefs of the tribe, then they can control the natives more easily: "The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably…

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9 Pages
Research Paper

Education - Computers

Social Web Originally Developed in 1989 the

Words: 2369
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Social Web Originally developed in 1989, the World Wide Web has fundamentally changed the way many people shop, work, recreate and receive an education. Likewise, the emergence of e-commerce…

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