1. Absalom By William Faulkner.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper is on the book "Absalom" written by William Faulkner, addresses the great burden on American history, racism. It includes, though the writer wrote about Mississippi, what did he described that could have clearly easily been said about the Florida plantation region. And what does Faulkner tell us about racism particularly in the south, how has racism affected Florida's past and present? 3 pgs, bibliography lists 4 sources.
2. "And the Sea Will Tell": An Analysis of Persuasion Techniques.
Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper examines and analyzes Vincent Bugliosi's persuasion techniques and his efforts to persuade the jury in "And The Sea Will Tell". The author also compares his courtroom strategies to legal theories and concepts. 6 pgs, bibliography lists 1 source.
3. "At Last" Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911).
Desc: This paper analyzes 'At Last" by Elizabeth Akers Allen. It emphasizes the closed, formal structure, meter and rhyme of the poem. Also noted, thematically, is the romantic influence, which grounds the naturalist paradox at the heart of the poem.
4. A Jury of her Peers by Susan Glaspell.
Desc: This is a 3 page paper that suggests the story A Jury of her Peers" is one that shows the generalization present in the society of the early twentieth century and provides two perspectives of law. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
5. A Painful Case and the Role of Selfishness: Why Duffy Shall Always Be Miserable.
Desc: This paper addresses the inherently selfish nature of the character of Mr. James Duffy in James Joyce's story, "A Painful Case" from "Dubliners". Duffy is cast within this story as being entirely selfish and without merit, and has thus willingly condemned himself to a life of misery. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man : An Analysis.
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper analyzes Stephen Daedalus' struggle for freedom in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", by James Joyce. It evaluates whether Stephen strives for and gains freedom, how and why he achieves his freedom, and focuses upon the master/servant relationships in the novel. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
7. A Rose for Emily.
Desc: This is a 3 -page paper in MLA style that shows that the imagery of death and decay in A Rose for Emily is responsible for bringing out the theme of isolation. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
8. A Sentimental Journey yada yada yada: The Modern Irony of Laurence Sterne.
Desc: If the measure of a literary work is the degree to which readers identify or sympathize with its characters, then "A Sentimental Journey" may be considered a failure. This paper will argue, the key to appreciating Sterne's comic masterpiece may lie in our lifting the "burden" of literary prestige from the work and approaching it as one would a modern comic narrative. 6 pgs. 6 f/c. 2b.
9. A Soldier's Home .
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper discusses Ernest Hemingway's "A Soldier's Home", and analyzes what Hemingway disclosed about what happened to Krebs in Europe during the war, what Krebs' apparent feelings were about his family, and what responses Hemingway wants the reader to have about Krebs and his situation. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
10. A Woman of the Floating Trade : Figures of Love in 18th Century Japanese Literature.
Desc: This essay will argue that the representation of love in the literature of the era reveals a society where love and sexuality were both celebrated and exploited. Women are central figures in this process, existing as currency or mediums of exchange between characters and between author and audience. 9 pgs. 18 f/c. 6b.
11. After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie : The Assortment of Pictorial and Geometric Forms.
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper discusses art in the novel by Jean Rhys, "After Leaving Mr. MacKenzie", and how the paintings and other artistic elements in the novel affect the characters and help develop the author's theme. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
12. An Ounce of Cure : An Analysis.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate research paper examines the relationship of the adolescent and adult selves of the protagonist in the short story, "An Ounce of Cure" by Alice Munro. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
13. Antigone .
Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper discusses the idea that Antigone was completely right in her decision to support the divine laws in favor of burying her dead brother's body. In "Antigone", Creon, the king of Thebes, suffered much due to his defiance of God, while Antigone was proved completely correct for the simple fact that her judgment was based on God's laws, due to which He supported her and chastised Creon. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
14. A Blazing World of Passion
Desc: This 3-page philosophy paper examines the thought of Margaret Cavendish through her book "Blazing World". It attempts to understand the role of passion in Cavendish philosophy and writing. 3 pgs. bibliography lists 4 sources.
15. A Brief Consideration of Truman Capotes Breakfast at Tiffanys
Desc: This 9-page undergraduate essay considers Truman Capote's novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Using the book as the only source, this essay answers three questions about the text: "Analyze the narrator "Fred" and explain now his response to Holly influences your impression of her", "What would a feminist think of Holly Golightly?" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's is a very New York story and probably could successfully take place only in that city. Describe the setting and the atmosphere it evokes, and explain its importance to the narrator and to Holly". This essay finds that Fred is ultimately an unreliable narrator who uses Holly as a muse and shapes our perceptions of Holly by diminishing her radical and untraditional qualities. This paper also finds that feminists may see Holly as either problematic or feminist, depending on their reading of the text. Holly is both a traditional and naive woman who uses her appearance and bourgeois pretensions and yet a calculating woman who refuses to allow others to mold her identity. Finally, this paper finds that New York is depicted as both a place of possibility and as a temporary and unsafe place. Holly and Fred have very different experiences of the urban center because of their gender roles and their expectations of the city.
16. A Character Analysis of the Crucible by Arthur Miller.
Desc: This paper will discuss the Crucible by Arthur Miller. The symbolic value of the crucible within the playas espoused by Reverend Hale will be discussed and why it was important in the play. By analyzing this theme in the story the main thesis of the tale can be revealed and will make the axis of the book become realized by the religious foundations that are present within it. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
17. A Character Study of Duddy Kravitz:
Desc: A Product of His Own Motivations.The character of Duddy Kravitz assessed in terms of how his nature was self-directed more than a product of his environment or identity. 5 pgs. No bibliography provided.
18. A Christmas Carol.
Desc: This is a 2-page paper in MLA style on the Christmas Carol and the social issues that arose within the story in relation to the industrial revolution that was prevalent in that era. 2 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
19. A Close Reading of "The Tigers Bride"
Desc: A close reading of a passage is different than analyzing a portion of text, yet it is similar in many ways. "The candles dropped hot, acrid gouts of wax on my bare shoulders. I watched with my furious cynicism peculiar to women whom circumstances force mutely to witness folly, while my father, fired in his desperation by more and yet more draughts of the fire water they call "grappa", rids himself of the last scraps of my inheritance. When we left Russia, we owned black earth, blue forest with bear and wild boar, serfs, cornfields, farmyards, my beloved horses, white nights of cool summer, the fireworks of the northern lights. What a burden all those possessions must have been to him, because he laughs as if with glee as he beggars himself; he is in such a passion to donate all to The Beast." This paper does a close reading of the above text. It discusses punctuation, diction, features of sound, sentence types, and the sense the speaker gives to the passage.
20. A Community of Voices: The yue-fu poem: South of the Walls We Fought .
Desc: The question of the "voice" of a yue-fu poem is a complicated one given the circumstances under which these poems came to be written. This is a strange poem because it has more than one voice. In fact, parts of the poem are even in the quotation marks that usually separate speakers in prose. In the first section of the poem the voice is that of a soldier. However, it is important to note that the soldier never uses "I" as an individual. Instead, the "voice" always uses the pronoun "we" in reference to the entire group of soldiers in his unit. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
21. A Comparative Analysis of Five Recent Children's Detective Novels and Five Recent Adult Detective Novels.
Desc: This paper will argue that the key point of similarity between the two forms of detective fiction is the adherence of the authors to a formula. It will be seen that while the adult novels are undeniably more complex than the children's works, both generally present their audiences with the comforting familiarity of formulaic plot and repeating characters. 5 pgs. 1 f/c. 10b.
22. A Compare and Contrast of Waterlily by Ella Deloria.
Desc: This paper will discuss the book Waterlily by Ella Deloria and compare and contrast the lives of the men and women of South Dakota in the tale. By analyzing the differing gender roles that arise in the story, we can see a clear view of people lived in this art of the United States. By analyzing the ways that Deloria worked to make a clear representation of the Indian way of life for her native the Lakotas, we can see how her acute observation made a solid study. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
23. A Comparison Between Britomart and Queen Elizabeth I in The Faerie Queene .
Desc: This paper examines the character of the knight Britomart in the classic story, "The Faerie Queene" by Edmond Spencer. This paper demonstrates how Britomart's character corresponds with the popular interpretation of Queen Elizabeth's personality, where her displays of calm reason as well as those of extreme marital ventures both correspond to the ideals represented in Queen Elizabeth. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
24. A Comparison and Contrast of Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est and Gwendolyn Brooks' The Boy Died in My Alley .
Desc: This essay will argue - through a contrasting and comparing of both poems - that while their employment of literary devices is dissimilar, their fundamental theme is the same: the tragic waste of the murders of innocents, and the complicity of others in their deaths. 5 pgs. No bibliography provided.
25. A Comparison of the Two Novels: The Story of O by Pauline Reage and Philosophy in the Bedroom by Marquis De Sade
Desc: This paper will compare the novels the Story of O by Pauline Reage and Philosophy in the Bedroom by Marquis De Sade. By examining nature's role in morality in realtion to God, we can see philosophical arguments that denounce societal immorality in principle.
26. A Contrast Between Indian and British Thought in Forester's A Passage to India .
Desc: This paper shall explore the novel "A Passage to India" by E.M. Forester. An emphasis shall be given to the significance of the Marabar Caves and the inability of British people to comprehend the significance of Indian thought. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
27. A Contrast and Comparison of the Characters Aeneas and Odysseus in Classical Literature
Desc: This paper will discuss the nature of character analysis in contrasting and comparing Odysseus and Aeneas in Ancient Roman/Greek literature. By showing a wide variety of influential literary perspectives such as Shakespeare and Moliere, we can see how Odysseus and Aeneas have different goals, but travel as seafaring heroes in their similiar character traits.
28. A Critical Analysis of the Symbolism Found in Matthew Arnold's Poem, Dover Beach .
Desc: This paper addresses the poem "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold. In this poem, the writer addresses how the Christian faith allows the believer nothing but sorrow and self- delusion, and that the individual should put their trust in love. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
29. A Critical Reading of Connie Panzarino's The Me in the Mirror .
Desc: Connie Panzarino's "The Me in the Mirror", an autobiographical account of her life as a writer and activist born with a rare disease known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is an inspiring story of one woman's struggle for survival and achievement. However, from the point of view of women's and disability studies, inspirational studies are not by themselves particularly significant. This paper will argue that what renders Panzarino's work noteworthy to students and professionals in this field is her repeated transgressing of societal taboos surrounding women and disability. As will be seen, Panzarino's focus on her body as a site of resistance - in particular, her assertion of her sexuality as a disabled woman - informs her theoretical critique of the associated constructs of patriarchy, ableism, racism and homophobia. 5.5 pgs. 7 f/c. 2b.
30. A Critique of Three Tamil Poems.
Desc: This paper will critique three poems from A.K. Ramanujan's Tamil Poetry Anthology. The basic premise for point-of view, genre, tone, characterization, and setting will be analyzed in the poems, as well as the moral, historical, and feminist perspectives will set forth in this criterion.
31. A Discussion of the Theme of Entrapment in Arms and the Man and The Father.
Desc: In Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man and August Strindberg's The Father we see the theme of entrapment depicted with particular reference to the issues of ethnicity, social practice and gender. This paper will argue that they present fundamentally different approaches to the concept of social entrapment. 7 pgs. 7 f/c. 2b.
32. A Doll's House: The Legacy of Weakness.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper examines Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, and analyzes the theme that weakness and corruption are passed from generation to generation.
33. A Dolls House.
Desc: This is a 5-page paper on the Doll House by Henrick Ibsen that states that the play focused upon self discovery, depicting the way that various characters are forced to eventually resolve the conflicts that rise within them, conflicts related to their identities and the confusion that arises from identity crisis. 5-pages, bibliography lists 7 sources.
34. A Feminist Analysis of the Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
Desc: This paper will analyze the novel far from the Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy. The essence of this paper will be to uncover the themes, as told by the author, of Victorian women within the scope of the book. By analyzing certain aspects of this literature, we can understand the way that women were treated in the 19th century in the perception of a gentleman writer of the period. Hardy projects a strong, yet tragic view of women in the story, and this will be thesis of this paper. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
35. A Feminist Perspective in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Porter.
Desc: This paper will discuss the feminist nature of Granny Weatherall in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Porter. In analyzing her treatment as an elderly woman, we can see how she feels loss and troubled times since the death of her husband. In this light, we can explain her behaviors towards those around her.
36. A Gender Analysis of Annabel Lee, Lenore, Ulalume, and the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Desc: This paper will discuss the gender issues that arise in the three pomes by Edgar Allen Poe entitled: The Raven, Annabel Lee, Lenore, Ulalume. By understanding these poems, we can see how gender is used within the context of this Eighteenth century poet. By realizing the way that Poe uses gender ( in the death of his wife), we can see how his style caters to issues that are part of the relationship that men and women are a part of.
37. A Good Man is Hard to Find.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper explains the theology behind "difficult sayings" in Flannery O' Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find". The paper will attempt to give the writer's perspective behind the story and the reasons for the use of theology. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
38. A Historical Analysis of Cement by Fyodor Gladkov.
Desc: This paper will focus on the novel Cement by Fyodor Gladkov, and seek the feminist perspective that transformed the women's movements in Russia during the Late Imperial period of the country. By analyzing the roles of women in this context, we can see how this makes an example of the traditions of women that were changing in light of the Bolshevik revolution that made a more active role for women. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
39. A Historical Perspective And Literary Analysis Of Kate Chopin's The Awakening .
Desc: This paper will analyze the literary work called "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and seek to understand its plot, the characters involved and how they all seem to meet together in the story. The writer's history may be included to show why she created these affects within her tale. By an overall analysis we can understand this story in a clear light and make an educated study of why this book has been so well received for so many years. The Analysis will also focus on the feminist struggle that Edna goes through and why, in the end, she kills herself in the tale. This paper will discuss the central themes in the outlines of the story and help to clarify the aim of the Kate Chopin, the author. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
40. A Journey into Death: Nagai Kafu's The Peony Garden.
Desc: This paper looks at the short story in question with regard to symbolism and the couple's relationship in this story. 4.5 pgs. 6 f/c. 1b.
41. A Lesson on Money: An Analysis of Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson
Desc: This paper will analyze a lesson on money in Toni Cade Bambara's "The Lesson". By observing how Sylvia learns to adapt to the high-class society that Miss Moore has placed her in, she must learn to understand class divisions between ghetto life and Fifth Avenue. In this manner, we can see a stubborn poor girl slowly begin to realize that she can too attain wealth in America.
42. A Literary Analysis: The Medieval Knight and the Age of Enlightenment in Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
Desc: This paper will analyze the major literary critical thought that has been developed on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes. By understanding the critical aspects of psychology, economics, and political religious aspects of Cervantes's major work, we can realize the decline of chivalry in the Age of Enlightenment ideals in novel's composition
43. A Literary and Historical Analysis of The Hill of Evil Counsel by Amos Oz
Desc: This paper will examine the role of a young boy named Uri in The Hill of Evil Counsel by Amos Oz. By understanding the historical ramifications of how Uri must live throughout the birth of the Israeli nation, we can learn how Oz's views on history meet up with the historical analysis offered by William Cleveland in his book The History of the Middle East.
44. A Lost Self: The Narrator of V.S. Naipaul's "Tell me who to Kill".
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper explores the instability of the life of the narrator of V.S. Naipaul's story "Tell me who to Kill," especially discussing the use of movie references in the text. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
45. A Man For All Seasons ~ Political Corruption.
Desc: This is a 3-page paper that describes the political corruption depicted in the novel "A Man for All Seasons" by Robert Bolt with specific textual references and a 4-source bibliography. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
46. A Metaphorical Analysis of Daddy by Sylvia Plath
Desc: This paper will present a metaphorical analysis of the poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath. By understanding her intense hatred for her Father and her husband, we can show how Plath uses metaphors to describe these diabolical and evil men. By relating to her experiences as a girl and her Father, we can see how Plath liberates herself from the men her life by this expression and determination in the language of poetry.
47. A Mid-Summers Night Play And Movie Thrown Into A Dream.
Desc: This five page paper looks at and compares Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Michael Hoffman's 1999 film adaptation. Looking at how specific differences such as language and scenes differ from interpretations, and how if there is any suggestive influence that enables us to better understand the original play. 5 pgs. bibliography lists 3 sources.
48. A Monster in the Midst: Dracula and Victorian Morality.
Desc: This essay analyses Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in the contexts of Victorian cultural and the social morality that dominated 19th century London. Stoker's novel is both a criticism of the effects of sexual repression, as well as an eroticized account of the necessity of moral virtue. Stoker portrays contradictory characters that are manifestations of perverse sexuality (homosexual, bisexual, promiscuous women) and contrasts these with morally virtuous persons who must confront the realms of seduction without succumbing. This essay explores how these encounters portray the loss of innocence in Victorian society, and also validate the moral superiority of purity. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
49. A Moral Analysis of Jim in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Desc: This paper will reveal the transformation of Jim in Treasure Island by robber Louis Stevenson. By realizing how he has changed in the novel, we can learn about his 'high born' nature in his moral virtue.
50. A Nature Analysis on White Noise by Don Delillo
Desc: This paper will seek to understand how the novel White Noise by Don Delillo was written. By showing a knowledge of key literary terms, we can see how he constructed the novel at hand.
51. A New Leaf.
Desc: This paper discusses the short story "A New Leaf" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
52. A Parallel Analysis of The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.
Desc: This paper will draw parallels of the play The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. By understanding how they match on theme, we can see how tragedy plays a large par of his analysis between the two
53. A Philosophical Analysis: The Distinction between Master and Slave Morality in the Philosophy of Frederick Nietzsche
Desc: This paper will present a philosophical analysis of the distinction between Master and Slave Morality in the philosophy of Frederick Nietzsche. By knowing the Slave Morality in 'submission' of the human will, we can see how Nietzsche presents a polar opposite of this moral idiom in the individualistic 'Master Morality' of those aggressive types of human beings.
54. A Poetic Analysis of Randall Jarrell in Modern Poetry
Desc: This paper will argue for the works of Randall Jarrell to be considered for a syllabus in modern poetry. By presenting his modernist infleunce in symbols, imagery, and characters, we can learn why he should be included in a modern poetry syllabus.
55. A Poetic Juxtaposition: The Rules of Landscape Painting and the Poetic Practice of Xie Ling-yun.
Desc: This paper will discuss the representation of the natural landscape in Xie Ling-yun's poem "Visiting the Southern Pavilion". It will be shown, through a comparative analysis of Chinese texts on landscape painting, that Xie Ling-yun's poem plays with, and is juxtaposed against, the generic rules of landscape painting. The poetic landscape, which appears to be a celebration of the beauty of summer, is actually a reflection upon mortality and suffering. From this perspective, Xie Ling-yun's poem may be seen to have philosophical depth lacking in most landscape painting. 6 pgs. 11 f/c. 2b.
56. A Poetical analysis: "I knew a Woman" by Theodore Roethke.
Desc: An analysis of the poem "I knew a Woman" by Theodore Roethke will be undertaken to show literary device within the poems' structure. Also, by understanding the theme of the poem, we can see how Roethke relates to the woman presented in the poem.
57. A Presentation of Letter 1 on the Moral Dilemma in Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Desc: This paper will reveal a presentation of Letter 1 on the Moral Dilemma in Clarissa by Samuel Richardson. By understanding how Clarissa and Lovelace form a forbidden lvoe, we can learn why Richardson provides a moral dilemma between these two characters. In substantiating the evidence for moral vices in Clarissa, we can show how Miss Howe sets moral boundaries to prevent her from partaking in a romance with Lovelace.
58. A Proposal for a Study on James Joyce in the Modernist Movement, and the Irish Renaissance
Desc: This paper will examine a proposal that will be presented for a 15 page paper on James Joyce. By analyzing the influence of this author in creating an Irish Renaissance, as well as the Modernist Movement, we can see why this author is important in literary history. By examining 8 sources on the literary and historical criticism of Joyce and his works, we can create a diverse paper on the writings of Joyce.
59. A Protest Against Latin American Culture: An Analysis of The Chronicle of a Death Foretold .
Desc: The author Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses his novel "The Chronicle of a Death Foretold" as a means of addressing social issues in Latin American communities. The two most pressing social issues that Marquez discusses in the novel are those of gender norms and class norms, and how the people of these communities work to promote these differences despite the problems therein. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
60. A Psychoanalytic View of Death in Oliver Twist
Desc: In this book, we may make a case for post-traumatic-stress-syndrome as it affects an entire society who has recently shifted from an agrarian life and mentality to an industrial one. The most prevalent psychological fascination for the author, and thus the overriding theme is death. It is the purpose, then, of this paper to demonstrate the psychology of death in Oliver
61. A Qualitative Critique of Walton's Article.
Desc: This six-page paper is a critique of the article by Walton. It mainly concentrates on theoretical content since that is the main problem. The other serious problem is methodology, caused by lack of theory.
62. A Question of Interpretation: The Saddest Scenes in Vergil's Aeneid .
Desc: It will be argued that the three saddest scenes in the poem are Aeneas' tale of the death of Priam, the abandonment and suicide of Dido, and the defeat and death of Turnus. However, it must be acknowledged that this choice is determined by our modern context. As will be shown, within the cultural and political climate that created this work, these scenes may not have all been regarded as sad. 4 pgs. 7 f/c. 2b.
63. A Questionnaire on Native Son by Richard Wright.
Desc: This paper will discuss the book Native Son by Richard Wright. Four questions will be answered in respect to understanding the book. By understanding the symbolic value of the book, we can understand why the author used certain themes to capture his meaning. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
64. A Reader Response to the William Faulkners's A Rose for Emily .
Desc: This paper will discuss a reader response for the story by William Faulkners's "A Rose for Emily" By discussing the timeline within the tale, we can see how the ramifications of time can be seen throughout the story and it subjective nature to the reader. By analyzing these responses, we can how it is clear what the motivations of Faulkner are in making this story. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
65. A Reader's Report on the Play Hedda Gabler .
Desc: This paper examines the play "Hedda Gabler" by the noted playwright Henrick Ibsen. This is a critical essay that examines the play in detail, including a brief biography of Ibsen, a brief synopsis of the play, character descriptions, a historical setting, and other factual information. 10 Pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
66. A Reader/Response Analysis of Forgiving My Father by Lucille Clifton.
Desc: This paper will reveal an analysis on the poem of Forgiving My Father by Lucille Clifton. By assessing a reader/response and deconstructive analysis of this poem, we can see how Clifton creates tension and irony in the text.
67. A Reading Of The Works Of Virginia Hamilton In Terms Of Multicultural Literature
Desc: Virginia Hamilton's books suggest a far more complex approach to multicultural literature. This paper will argue that the importance of Hamilton's work is that she depicts African Americans, not in terms of their collective race, but in terms of their individual humanity. This is not, of course, to say that issues of race and racism do not occur in her works. 14 pgs. 17 f/c. 5b.
68. A Religious Literary Analysis: The Desire for Immortality and Humility in Monkey: A Folk Novel of China
Desc: This paper will examine the book Monkey: A Folk Novel of China by Wu Ch'eng-en. We will analyze how the desires of Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy run counter to social needs, but ultimately set a tutorial set of spiritual principles that are Taoist and Buddhist in their nature. Although the gods serve as examples of immoral and hierarchal interaction, they are lessons that can reveal deeper understanding of humility and good religious values.
69. A Review of Through Harsh Winter by Akemi Kikumura
Desc: In this paper, I will review "Through Harsh Winter" by Akemi Kikumura. This book is about Kikumura's mother's experiences of coming to America as a young immigrant and raising 13 children. If your grandmother or mother has ever given you unsolicited but useful and wise advise, then this engaging and interesting book will seem familiar in the experiences it portrays, even if you are not a Japanese immigrants. Letting her mother's own words and memories tell the story, Kikumura reveals the story of her mother Facing decades of poverty, hard physical labor, prejudice, and the loss of close family members, and how she ultimately triumphs. By sharing her life lessons, Michiko Tanaka essentially speaks directly to you, the reader, and the effect is quite engaging.
70. A Rhyme Scheme and Symbolic Analysis of The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Desc: This paper will discuss the poem The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes, and seek to understand the symbolic uses and rhyme schemes for this poem. In this manner, we can delve into the poetic style that Holmes is using to voice his views on music and the sea.
71. A Romantic Ending In An Anti-Romantic Novel: Does Jane Eyre End Well
Desc: This is a short paper on the ending of Jane Eyre, discussing whether it is a "good" ending. The paper draws on 3 criticisms of both the novel and Romantic literature in general to conclude that, yes, it is indeed a good ending because it both fits the prevailing realism of the main character's worldview, and conforms to literary trends of the period. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
72. A Room With A View.
Desc: This is a 2-page essay on Forster's A Room With A View and it theorizes that Lucy and George represent the British life at the time. 2 pgs. No Bibliography.
73. A Rose By Any Other Name.
Desc: This four-page paper presents a discussion about the sonnets of famed poet Charles G.D. Roberts. The author uses examples form several of Roberts' poems to illustrate the style of poet that Roberts was. There were three sources used to complete this paper. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
74. A Semiotic Analysis of Ancient and Modern Myths and Heroes in Film and Literature in the Theories of Roland Barthes
Desc: This paper will give a semiotic analysis of ancient and modern myths and heroes in film and literature through the theories of Roland Barthes. By showing how Barthes views indexing, discourse, and iconography in the works of Virgil, Homer, and the film, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon by John Ford, we can see how ancient and modern myths differ in their scope and perception in semiotics.
75. A Serious Comedy About Trivial People: Triviality in Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest".
Desc: This paper investigates the theme of triviality in Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest. It discusses how and why characters place importance on trivial things in order to trivialize truly important things. It also discusses the relation of Wilde's personal life to the function of triviality as a means of deception and/or self-deception. 4 pgs, bibliography lists 4 sources.
76. A Short Analysis on Oedipus the King.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper examines the elements of peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catastrophe in the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. The author identifies the moment these appear and who is most severely affected.
77. A Social Perspective and Character Analysis of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Desc: Synopsis: This paper will discuss the social aspects of the Great Gatsby by F, Scott Fitzgerald. Also we can expect to see an analysis of the main character Nick Carraway, as he portrays an American bent on finding the American dream.
78. A Sociological Analysis of Everyday Use by Alice Walker.
Desc: This paper will discuss the sociological evaluation of Everyday Use by Alice Walker. By showing the economic, political, and social side of this story, we can understand Walker's literary content more fully.
79. A Statement and Pastiche of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Desc: This paper will write a statement of intention in writing a pastiche for Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. By giving greater charcterization to oedipus by rewriting the play, we can see an attempt in an ancient style to create a differnet, yet more clear representation of how Oedipus chose pride and vainglory over the Fates that command all men, kingly or not.
80. A Study In Contrasts.
Desc: This two-page paper presents a discussion that compares two poems and determines which poet has the more complex vision of social and political struggle. William Blake's London and Percy Shelley's, England in 1819 are used for the comparison. Complexity, style and theme are all discussed. Two sources are used to complete this paper. 2 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
81. A Study of Transitional Writing in House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende.
Desc: Dear Author, this is a study that I have done on your work entitled "House of Spirits" and will focus on arguing for your use of transition in the tale. By using the mystical Clara and her eventual marriage to Esteban Trueba, a fierce politician from the city, you create the transition that your native Chile went through when it went from a "backwoods" country into the twentieth Century. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
82. A Summary of Live Longer and Prosper .
Desc: This work summarizes the article, "Live Longer and Prosper" by Charles Platt. 1.5 pgs. 1 f/c. 1b.
83. A Symbolic Analysis of White Fang by Jack London
Desc: This paper will reveal a symbolic representation analysis of White Fang by Jack London. By showing the clash of will between nature, animal, and man, we can see how this tale abounds in good versus evil symbolism. In the characters Weedon, White Fang, and Beaver, we can see how this tale offers a great of struggles between life and death. By setting a synopsis and charcterization in symbolism in this manner, we can see London's masterpiece in a clear light.
84. A Symbolic and Alliterative Analysis of Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen.
Desc: This paper will analyze the poem Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen. By making a study of alliteration in this poem, as well as symbolic analysis of the text, we will discover what elements of poetical device are present in Owen's poem.
85. A Tale of Two Cities: An Analysis.
Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper analyzes the classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, by the Victorian Era English novelist Charles Dickens. The author notes that A Tale of Two Cities is quintessential Dickens, for it features timeless drama in the form of courtroom confrontations, mysterious events, romantic and familial love, intriguing espionage, high adventure, engaging humor, and profound tragedy. Dickens was a master at portraying every aspect of the human condition, and A Tale of Two Cities is primarily a story of love, revenge and self-sacrifice on a personal level rather than an epic treatise on the French Revolution.
86. A Thematic Analysis: The Trauma of Memory in James Joyce's "The Dead"
Desc: This 6-page undergraduate essay offers a thematic analysis of James Joyce's "The Dead", specifically arguing that the theme of the trauma of memory is the key theme which acts in confluence with other modernist issues in the text.
87. A Theoretical Approach of Cultural Criticism of Bharati Mukherjees Story
Desc: Hybrid cultural identity is a recurring theme in Bharati Mukherjee's stories as in "A Wife's Story". Her characters, as Panna Bhatt in "A Wife's Story", confront the flux of hybrid cultural identity and must deal with the reality. According to Kostor, the method of Mukherjee's depiction shows that "the hybrid is indeed in the position to move freely between competing discourses, although not without numerous qualms and certainly opposition from purists within each culture."
88. A Time Line Historical Character Comparison of Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Desc: This essay will cover two poems: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowolf and compare the affects their characters had on the periods that they lived. Also, the historical themes that are differing between the two time-periods will illuminate the characters in the text that both of these poems reveal by their symbolic reference to the era that they strived in. By showing what lesson these poems teach and the history that they develop, we can see how they can be indicators, of this argument, that closely resembled each others times by the similarities of their lace in history. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
89. A Turn of the Screw.
Desc: A young governess put in sole charge of two small children, Miles and Flora, in a country house called Bly records her progressive discoveries that the children are not innocent but demonic, in communication with the ghosts of their deceased former governess, Miss Jessel, and a male servant, Peter Quint. The young governess fights for the souls of the two children against the pervasive influence of the evil dead. The frustrated narrative desire of the reader mirrors the agitated state of the governess. The ghosts are a clear representation of the tenuous nature of reality. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
90. A View on Tobias Wolff's Say Yes .
Desc: This paper details my perception of the short story, "Say Yes." Love knows no color, but love isn't always easy. Both these points are illustrated in Tobias Wolff's "Say Yes." He displays the frustration of interracial marriages in the exchange between a husband and wife. This paper attempts the answer to the question, can we really "know" one another if our skin isn't the same color. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
91. A Vindication of the Rights of Women.
Desc: This paper considers why studnets of English literature should read Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" and finds that she had considrerable influence on later women writers and an important historical role as well.
92. A Woman Ahead of Her Time.
Desc: This seven-page paper analyzes the character traits of Helena from William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well." 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Desc: This paper analyzes a short story by John Updike, "A&P," a story in which the narrator is Sammy, a man whose perceptions are key to the way the story unfolds and to the mixture of the comic and the pathos of the situation told by this man on one day at work at the local supermarket, and Sammy comments on the three girls in the supermarket and ultimately resigns rather than accept the way they and he are treated.
94. Abuse and Survival in Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye .
Desc: This paper will argue that in this process of retrospection the issues of abuse and survival predominate, as Risley reflects upon the existence of the past, and how and why she has survived while others have not. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
95. According to one critic, The Carpathians by Janet Frame is a remarkable work, yet ultimately the sheer weight of ideas packed into the novel works against its coherence Discuss the va
Desc: This is a 2-page paper that describes the narrative techniques chosen by Frame and the sheer drama of the discourse as being too lengthy and thus, losing their coherence. 2 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
96. Achilles vs. Athena
Desc: This paper will discuss the ways that Athena is a greater hero than Achilles in Homeric literature. By addressing the weaknesses of Achilles, we can substantially prove that Athena is a greater hero in the Homer's portrayal of the Greek goddess.
97. Across Borders of Time: Treatment of Love as a Theme in Shakespeares Sonnet 18
Desc: This 5-page undergraduate essay examines three authors' treatment of the theme of love across time. Specifically, this essay compares and contrasts the ways that Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18" (1609), Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?" (1850) and Denise Levertov's "Love Poem" (1978) negotiate the subject of love. This essay suggests that Barrett Browning's and Shakespeare's sonnets present a more rational and controlled depiction of love within contexts, while Levertov's free verse poem depicts a vision of love which is allowed to include potentially controversial subjects, such as sexuality and religion. Barrett Browning's Victorian poem concerns a listing of the possible ways to love someone, and ends with a declaration that love continues after death. Shakespeare's Elizabethan sonnet considers comparing the love object to a summer's day, but finds that such a comparison is problematic because of the changeability of summer. The poem concludes by noting that the speaker's poem will immortalize the love object. Levertov's poem uses suggests the things that the love object gives in their relationship. The three texts are obviously quite different in their treatments of their theme. All three love poems, however, suggest the links between love and nature, as well as love and transcendence.
98. Act One And Act Two Of Michael Frayn s Play Copenhagen.
Desc: In the play, Copenhagen, Michael Frayn does not set out to arrive at any conclusion about the past. It is perplexing that the play sets the two characters, Heisenberg and Bohr, in the past yet does not let them reveal the causal connections of their past actions. The uncertainty about human mind and action is the focus of the play, which explains why Heisenberg appears and behaves differently in the two Acts of the play.
99. Adam in Milton's Paradise Lost .
Desc: This six page graduate paper analyzes Adam in Milton's "Paradise Lost", taking care to explain his structural and/or thematic function in the work as a whole. The paper draws on a variety of scholarly secondary sources as well. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
100. Addressing Gender Issues in Woolfs A Room of Ones Own
Desc: This paper provides a response to the issues of gender presented in Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own." In this essay, reasons are given which support Woolf's argument that a woman needs a room of her own and funds to become a successful writer. Points taken from Woolf's original essay are drawn upon to support this argument. A brief, solid synopsis of Woolf's perspective.
101. Adolescent Literature.
Desc: This paper examines the manner in which a key event and its impact on the protagonist is a common literary device in adolescent fiction. In each novel--Seedfolks (1997) by Paul Fleischman, Monster (1999) by Walter Dean Meyers and Make Lemonade (1993) by Virginia Euwer Wolff--the key event or obstacle for the protagonist is identified and its consequences are explored. 11 pgs, bibliography lists 3 sources.
102. Aeneid and the Illiad: Epics.
Desc: This is a 5-page paper that traces the significance and comparative structure of the work of Homer and Virgil as presented in the epics Aeneid and the Illiad. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
103. Aeneid: Aeneas the Hero.
Desc: The classic hero is a person who leaves the world of the familiar, journeys to a mystical place, is changed for the better, and returns to his home with a new ability to help his people. Aeneas fits this bill. Heroism, victory, and leadership are, indeed, unique but not unrelated literary concepts. They have been long defined originally within the ancient Greek works. Ultimately, that which defines heroism in the literary context is a journey that takes the hero away from society, transforms him while on the journey, and a triumphant return to impart new knowledge upon the community. Victory is clearly defined as an achieved domination of one party by the other - but true victory is much harder to define and more commonly achieved by isolating a set of parameters necessary to be met before victory can be achieved - often that victory comes at a cost to all parties because it is never really clean. Leadership, particularly in literature, is necessary to drive the hero to his goals and to take credit for a victory.
104. Aesthetic and Philosophical Doctrines: An Analysis of William Butler Yeats.
Desc: This fourteen-page undergraduate paper examines William Butler Yeats' aesthetic and philosophical doctrines in the poems, "The Mask", "The Phases of the Moon", and "The Drawing of the Sidhe." The author analyzes these poems in the context of Celticism, symbolism and aesthetics, and discusses their historical backgrounds, respective contexts, content, and style.
105. African American Literature
Desc: This paper discusses four works from the period of the Harlem Renaissance, works by African-American writers showing some of the forces spurring these writers to make the choices they make, covering "Native Son" by Richard Wright, "The Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, "Their Eyes Were Watching Gos" by Zora Neale Hurston, and "Passing" by Nella Larsen.
106. African American Literature Questions
Desc: This paper answers five questions on African American literature, addressing issues raised by Nella Larsen in "Passing," Zora Neale Hurston in "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Richard Wright in "Native Son," and Ralph Ellison in "The Invisible Man," addressing issues of racial difference, sexuality in fiction, the use of irony by different authors, and so on.
107. African Rhythm and Mystical Power: The Poems of Luis Pales Matos.
Desc: This essay will argue, through an exploration of these aspects of Pales Matos' work, that it was this grounding in sensual rhythm and traditional African imagery that makes him a poet with universal appeal. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
108. Agamemnon: Variations in Homer and Aeschylus.
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper compares the character Agamemnon in Homer's "Iliad" with the character Agamemnon in Aeschylus' play of that name, and examines in what ways the Agamemnon of Homer is consistent with the Agamemnon of Aeschylus, and in what ways are they not consistent. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
109. Age does Not Always Equal Maturity.
Desc: This three-page paper analyzes the character Nora in Henrik Ibsen's "Doll House". The writer of this paper argues that Nora was emotionally stunted and was actually more like a child than an adult until she decides to walk out on her husband. There were six sources used to complete this paper. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
110. Ah Bah's Money and Non-Western Literature.
Desc: This paper discusses three works of non-Western literature, particularly "Ah Bah's Money", "The Bondmaid" and "The Tale of Genji". It is the author's view that all three works are ironic stories of duality and betrayal on certain levels. These stories show the shattered dreams of youth. As well, these stories reveal the gender problem, as we see the crude sexism of Singapore society. It is through the education that these writers give us that awareness can begin to liberate the peoples in these societies. 5 pgs. 1 f/c. 4b.
111. Alberto Moravia.
Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper discusses three Italian writers and their literary styles. All the three have been renowned novelists while Pasolini was a multi-talented person who was more popularly known as a filmmaker. The paper focuses on the radical views and unorthodox approach of the three Italian authors. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
112. Alexander Pope's Epistle II: To A Lady Of The Characters Of Women, How Pope Viewed His Women.
Desc: This five-page paper discuss the theme of Women in Alexander Pope's Epistle II: To a Lady of the Characters of Women, written in 1733 and published in 1735. Main themes discussed are how he views women of his time, possibly those he has been intimate with both in a good way and in bad way. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
113. Alexander Pushkin's
Desc: This is a first year paper for humanities, not a literature course. It responds to a question of whether Pushkin's Eugene Onegin is a comedy or tragedy. Paper moves through plot and the way the novel is written in often amusing verse but showing its deeply moral themes, the tragedy of a lifelong love between a common dandy, who later repents, and a provincial girl to have professed her love, years before, which later moves in aristocratic society.
114. Alexandre Dumas
Desc: This paper will discuss and examine the influences Alexandre Dumas had on 19th century France and the contributions he made. Dumas is regarded one of the best French writers of his time and is highly regarded as an author to this day. He was the son of a Haitian Slave and worked his way out of poverty to reach the stature of one of the greatest writers of his times. Also to be discussed in the paper is if Dumas writings were that influential and as great as past and present critics regard them.
115. Alice Munro's Boys and Girls .
Desc: This undergraduate level paper is a brief examination of setting in the title story. It looks at how the narrator shifts from an external/outside world to an internal/inside world. She shifts between the two as she grows up over the course of the story. 3 pgs. bibliography lists 1 source.
116. Alice Munro's Wild Swans .
Desc: This paper describes "Wild Swans" as a story about the sexual violence that is perpetuated against women that passes so subtly in our society. Rose sits on a train ride, during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the abuse is hidden and that her outcry will be deafened by an indifferent society. 8 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.
117. Alice Munro's Treatment of Parenthood: A Literary Analysis
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper examines three short stories by Alice Munro. The author notes that upon reading Alice Munro's short stories in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, it is evident that a common thesis dealing with the implications of self-deceit is apparent in her treatment of parenting and her depiction of the challenges and responsibilities involved in raising children.
118. Alice Walker ~ Every Day Use.
Desc: This is a 3-page paper in MLA style that depicts the narrative style and the symbolic use of the quilts in Alice Walkers' her short story Every Day Use. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
119. Alienation Comes In Many Flavors.
Desc: This three-page paper presents a discussion about the theme of alienation in two of Robert Frost's poems. The author of this paper takes us through Acquainted With the Night and Mending Wall to point out examples of how the theme of alienation is woven throughout the works. There were two sources used to complete this paper. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
120. Allegories in Chaucer and Gawain.
Desc: This paper examines the allegory in two pieces of literature--"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
121. Allegory in the Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer.
Desc: This paper will discuss allegorical points of view in the Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer. By looking into the moral lessons in the poem, we can understand deeper dimensions in this knightly tale.
122. American Poets.
Desc: This paper discusses the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, and T.S. Eliot, and explores the unique perspective women bring to poetry. Two representative works of each of these poets are analyzed, then the paper concludes with comments regarding which poet has influenced the author the most, and which has had the least impact. 8 pgs. 7 f/c. 7b.
123. American Dreams are Not Always easy to Determine.
Desc: This five-page paper presents a discussion about the goals of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. The author takes in a look at the life of an aging salesman and his dreams and goals. We discuss whether or not they have been fulfilled. We also work to determine if he has reached the American dream before deciding he has failed. The paper uses one source to complete the paper. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
124. American Keep Flying
Desc: This eight-page master's level paper discusses Contract and Procurement Management of Adult Day Care Centers. Datz, Todd. Can American Keep Flying? CIO Magazine, November 1, 2002 Issue.This is a 2-page paper analyzing a article on engineering concepts.
125. American Literature: Puritan Literature And The Salem Witch Trials.
Desc: This paper discusses the Salem witch trials and Puritan literature. 4 pgs. 15 f/c. 3b.
126. American poets, Their Poetry, and its Sub-Culture, (1951 To 1960).
Desc: This is a 5-page paper about American poets during the period 1951-1960. It is in MLA style and cites 6 sources. It traces the style and mood reflected in the fifties and states the poetic preferences of the audience of the time. Basically it focuses on the poets of the era and their styles compared to others of the Beat generation. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
127. An Analysis China Boy by Gus Lee.
Desc: This paper will cover "China Boy" by Gus Lee and seek to understand hi relationship wit other people and how that has changed him. By understanding this process n the book, we can see how the influence of change can make his outlook different within the scope of the book. 2 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
128. An Analysis Against the Historical Idea of Troy in Homer's Iliad.
Desc: This paper will discuss the historical precedent set by Homer's The Iliad, and seek to understand the mistaken conclusion that it was an actual history, rather than a mythos. By understanding that certain archeologists have shown, the evidence does not, and cannot perpetuate this theory, and hence, never proven. By resenting the facts that have been uncovered from this ancient story, as well as some of facts that are shown in the data recovered for the site of Troy, which is the basic foundation for this argument, we can see how the evidence is severely lacking in the connection of fact with fiction. 4 pgs, bibliography lists 3 sources.
129. An Analysis Freewill and Fate in Grendel by John Gardner
Desc: This paper will seek to define the elements of free will and fate in existential thought in Grendel by John Gardner. By understanding the character of Grendel, we can learn how he disrupts mankind's sense of order and religious morality. By analyzing Grendel's sense of free will, we can learn how this character exists outside of man's laws and moral dogma; a destined fate. These are the existential aspects explored in this study.
130. An analysis of the characters of Hedda Gabbler by Henrik Ibsen.
Desc: In Hedda Gabbler Ibsen portrays a cast of characters who hold opposing characteristics. We may define this opposition as, effectively, between vitality and exuberance tending towards chaos on the one hand, and a restrained, orderly inertness on the other. The opposition is not exactly that of Dionysus versus Apollo - for in this distinction which Nietzsche articulated there is vitality and value, indeed a complementariness, on both sides. In this play Ibsen has expressed what emerge as basically the negative aspects of these polar opposites, the capacity for negation and destruction in each of them. This paper will, in its examination of the play's characters, explore the opposition Ibsen sets up. 7 pgs. 7 f/c. 12b.
131. An Analysis o three Children's Books: Nobody in Particular, by Molly Bang, Eileen Spinelli's Sophie's Masterpiece, and Deborah Hopkinson's Fannie in the Kitchen, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.
Desc: This paper will discuss the three books that would be chosen for the annual in 2000 for Caldecott Award Nomination for best young persons book. By understanding how these books are, the three best for the award, we can see why they were chosen for this merit. The three chosen books are: Nobody in Particular, by Molly Bang, Eileen Spinelli's Sophie's Masterpiece, and Deborah Hopkinson's Fannie in the Kitchen, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. By realizing the merits of these books, a choice can be made to best select the nominees for the award. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
132. An Analysis on the Theme of Death in The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe.
Desc: This paper will discuss the theme of death in the story The Red Masque. Along with this, we can learn how the characters relate to each other in the quest for immortality. By examining these aspects of the tale, we can learn Poe's genius in the horror story genre.
133. An Analytical Essay on Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
Desc: This essay will analyze the themes of religion, Slavery, and democracy in the book Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. By telling these themes that lie behind the books veneer, we can see how twain had an objective when he wrote this book for a wider symbolic scope. By unveiling these themes, we can see what he stood for and why he wrote this novel in the period he lived in. 3 pgs. No sources listed.
134. An Analytical Summary: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper summarizes J.K. Rowling's amazingly popular children's adventure novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The author discusses the book's plot, characterization, and fast-paced excitement, and analyzes the reasons why the book appeals to millions of readers young and old.
135. An Argument for the Importance of Community (Greek Life) in the Odyssey by Homer.
Desc: This paper will discuss the importance of the communities that were structured by Homer that brought to life the mission of Odysseus when he struggled to get home. The story of the Cyclops in the odyssey will be examined to show how community was more important that any wealth that Odyseus might have found in his adventures. This theory will be proven by Homers usage of Greek life, as way to make the superiority of Greek culture represent Odysseus's longing to go home. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
136. An Assessment and Response to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay: The American Scholar .
Desc: This paper critically assesses the essay, "The American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson in respect to the demographics for this essay, including gender, readership, and education level. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
137. An Cultural and Character Analysis of The Dead by James Joyce.
Desc: This paper will seek to understand The Dead by James Joyce, and how Joyce creates the cultural, historical, and character developments in this story. By understanding the behaviors of the characters in the book in their environment, we can learn how they interact.
138. An Essay On Self Reliance.
Desc: This paper will reveal how self-reliance plays an integral part in the essays that have been written about the subject. With the likes of Robert Frost, Ralph Emerson, Kitty Tsui, Chinua Achebe, Shirley Jackson, and Sophocles, we can see how they portray their own versions of the self-reliance in their work. By analyzing this in respect to literature, we can learn how this voice arises in the text they offer.
139. An Evaluation of the Work of Chris van Allsburg as a Contribution to Multicultural Children's Literature.
Desc: This paper will attempt to demonstrate that van Allsburg has been cited for his contribution to multicultural literature as he subtly, but nonetheless powerfully, portrays the irrational hatred and cruel condescension that "difference" and diversity so often stimulate in people. It will be suggested that, as children are unusually sensitive to power dynamics, and in particular to issues of injustice, van Allsburg's depiction of these responses to diversity possess a resonance that would perhaps be lost upon many adults. 11.5 pgs. 4 f/c. 6b.
140. An Examination of the Theme of Life and Death as Expressed Through Heroin Use in Junky .
Desc: In William Burroughs' classic work, "Junky", Burroughs writes "As this relaxing wave spread through my tissue, I experienced a strong feeling of fear. I had the feeling that some horrible image was just beyond the field of vision, moving, as I turned my head, so that I never quite saw it. ... The physical impact of the fear of death; the shutting off of breath; the stopping of blood." This paper examines this particular citation in respect to its purpose as a small unifying vision of the main theme of the novel, and as to whether the visions perceived by Burroughs are symbols of truth or simply "junk". This paper takes the position that the use of heroin can be equated to life itself. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
141. An Illness Called Conscience.
Desc: This eight-page paper presents a philosophical discussion on the "Genealogy of Morals", second essay, by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. His statements are dissected and analyzed and his underlying meaning is explored. Philosophical essays usually have a deep moral meaning that the author is trying to convey. Sometimes metaphors are used as well as shock value speeches. These are all discussed within this paper and what the author meant when he said that conscience is a science. There was one source used to complete this paper. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
142. An In-Depth Study of the Contribution of Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola to Multi-cultural Literature.
Desc: 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
143. An Moral Analysis of Jim in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Desc: This paper will reveal the transformation of Jim in Treasure Island by robber Louis Stevenson. By realizing how he has changed in the novel, we can learn about his 'high born' nature in his moral virtue.
144. An Opinionated Explication of Robert Frost's.
Desc: This paper examines two poems by Robert Frost ("After Apple Picking" and "Mending Wall") in respect to how the natural world within these poems motivates the human speakers to address their lives. "After Apple Picking" is an exploration of moraility, while "Mending Wall" suggests the futility of needless effort.
145. Analyizing A P :By John Updike.
Desc: This essay provides a detailed analysis of a short fiction by John Updike, "A&P," with a focus on gender and representation, as well as character development. 5 pgs. 2 sources.
146. Analysis of a Main Theme in Garcia Marquez' Short Story Big Mama's Funeral.
Desc: This paper will discuss a main issue in the short story called: "Big Mamas' Funeral" and seek to find the most interesting point that lies with that chapter. By analyzing one main point within the short story, we can see and illuminate a certain aspect that stands out and reveal it in what the author is trying to say. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
147. Analysis Of Brave New World.
Desc: This paper analyzes the novel Brave New World in tems of how it treats of sciecne and religion in this imagined future.
148. Analysis of "Richard Cory".
Desc: This three-page paper provides a critical analysis of Edward Arlington Robinson's poem, "Richard Cory." 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
149. Analysis of "Sunday Afternoons".
Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper is divided into sections. The main idea is that, even though the structure of the poem is quite simple, the theme is a very complicated one, related to psychological development.
150. Analysis of On Beauty .
Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper analyzes the relationship between the conception of beauty, and the manner in which beauty is reflected in the body of the poem. In this case the correlation is found to be perfect. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
151. Analysis of the Roethke Poem Papa's Waltz .
Desc: This paper will analyze the poem "Pap's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke. By understanding the relationship that Roethke had with his father, we can see how this man created a poem with the text written so powerfully. By analyzing the elements of the poet's writing, we can see how he has created an image of his father in the poems essence. The relationship that Roethke had with his dad will touched upon and the results of this violent father/son dance will be explained within the text written by Roethke. 3 pgs. No sources listed.
152. Analysis of There Will Come Soft Rains .
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper provides the responses to all five questions about "There Will Come Soft Rains". Everything in this short story points to the Nazi regime, although it also concerns war and nuclear war. 3 pgs. No bibliography listed.
153. Analysis of Augusta: The Professors House.
Desc: This is a 7-page paper that depicts Augusta as a savior in the story Professors House.
154. Analysis of Equality of Courtly Love in Geoffrey Chaucer's Franklin's Tale .
Desc: This paper will discus love and the foundations for morality associated with love that Chaucer has placed in his "Franklin's Tale" In the tale, we see courtly love democratize the relationship between male and female in the sense that the man and woman view each other as equals in their marriage, thus allowing them to develop a friendship based on Caritas. Within this format for a thesis we will discover how the equality for both men and women in courtly love are discussed within the story. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
155. Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants.
Desc: Literature is the fundamental tool used to communicate thought and to force action by putting unique notions into words. Many authors have performed this challenging job through their remarkable skills. Ernest Hemingway is one of such writers who have produced several literary pieces of writing in order to spread knowledge as well as awareness. This analytical research paper examines the story "Hills like white elephants" composed by the author Ernest Hemingway and highlights the salient features and the underlying themes of this work.
156. Analysis of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs Shadow and Light: An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century
Desc: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs lived from 1823 to 1915, and published Shadow and Light: An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century in 1902. One of the things he recounts in this novel is the story of his sojourn on Vancouver Island and on Queen Charlotte Island, both in British Columbia. Like many black people in the mid-19th century, Gibbs left the USA in disgust after being denied basic human and political rights and came to Canada, where blacks had been promised fair treatment by the Governor, Sir James Douglas, himself half black, although passing for white all his life.
157. Analysis of Passages from Montaigne and Pascal.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper is an analysis of passages from Montaigne and Pascal. The paper examines the main ideas that form the context of the passages, as well as the underlying assumptions and the implications. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
158. Analysis of Plays
Desc: This study will analyze the complete lack of ethical, moral, and religious meanings in the plays of Tom Stoppard and Samuel Becket. By revealing the analysis by Arthur Miller on "Tragedy and the Common Man", we can surely see how this meaningless behavior in the characters of Waiting for Godot and Rosenkrantz and Guildenstien are Dead reveal, a play structure made for a modern tragedy.
159. Analysis of Poem: It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers
Desc: The central theme of Margaret Atwood's "It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers" is innocence contrasted with evil, and the possible connections between the two. The connection by means of which evil can become known to the innocent is via the newspapers, hence the title of the poem. While the innocent child is oblivious to evil in the world, reading newspapers gives knowledge of this evil to the well-meaning adult.
160. Analysis of Poems Based in the Son Buddhist Tradition.
Desc: This six-page undergraduate paper is an analysis of nine poems, and includes a brief overview of the Son Buddhist tradition. A summary of the whole discussion is included.
161. Analysis of Racism and Sexism in Three Children's Books.
Desc: This seven-page undergraduate paper discusses three children's books: "The Indian in the Cupboard", "Huckleberry Finn", and "The Five Chinese Brothers". The criteria are those of Norton and the Course Kit. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
162. Analysis of Russian Literature
Desc: Analysis of Russian literature, and how it is expressed by the author's Turgenev, Puskin and Dostoyevsky in their views about life in their home country. By understanding some of the symbolic traits in this literature, we can surmise their views in their work.2-pages. Bibliography lists no sources.
163. Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell.
Desc: This paper will discus a reaction to the story by George Orwell called Shooting of an Elephant. By understanding the reasons for his actually shooting the elephant, we can see how the major themes of the story intermingle with this. The notions of human waste and hunter/gatherer systems come to mind, as well as the relationship with man and nature, as well. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
164. Analysis of how Tennessee Williams homosexuality has created a theme of loss and suppressed desire in the stories, Big Black: A Mississippi Idyll, Gift of an Apple, The Accent of a Coming Foot,
Desc: This paper will discuss the short stories of Tennessee Williams, and how they represent loss and sexual suppression in his homosexuality. By obeserving these tales, we can see how Williams portrays this within the text.
165. Analyze a character from the story 'The Blind Man' by D.H.Lawrence.
Desc: This four-page sophomore level paper analyzes the characters from the story "The Blind Man' by D.H.Lawrence. The paper involves all the major characters specifying on the character of the wife. It works towards establishing the character sketch by describing the different scenes in the novel and the behavior and attitude of the characters towards them. 4 pgs. No sources listed.
166. Anaya Rudolfo Bless me, Ultima.
Desc: This five-page undergraduate paper is on the author Anaya and the novel written by him "Bless me, Ultima". It includes the description of the novel, the author and a topic from his writings that's concern with immigration. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 sources.
167. Ancient Greek Hypocrisy: The Saga of Penelope and Clytemnestra
Desc: This four page undergraduate essay examines "The Hades" episodes in both book 11 and book 24 of the Odyssey, which reveal that Agamemnon is guilty of outrageous hypocrisy. Ignoring his own treacherous conduct, he condemns his wife Clytemnestra as having brought shame on all women, while extolling Penelope as the model wife. Based upon the evidence in Homer's play the Odyssey and Aeschylus' play, Agamemnon, it is evident that women in ancient Greece could only win praise from men if they were passive, submissive victims of male abuse.
168. Ancient Greek Theatre: Cultural Connections
Desc: This three page undergraduate essay examines the ancient Greek play, Oedipus the King, which provides an excellent example of how Greek theatre influenced other ancient Western cultures. The terrible discovery by Oedipus that he has murdered his own father and married his mother had universal plot appeal in the ancient Western world, for it reflected prevailing cultural preoccupations about morality, society, and family. These three elements are vital to the theme of Oedipus the King, for they reveal Sophocles' philosophy regarding the moral issues examined in the play.
169. Anger in Catullus and Medea: A Comparative Analysis.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper compares and contrasts Catullus' anger toward Lesbia's infidelity in some of his poems with Medea's anger towards Jason's infidelity. The author quotes the poems of Catullus and the plays of Euripedes to support the paper's thesis.
170. Animal Farm and The Power and the Glory.
Desc: This paper discusses how Both of these great works are reflections of the human situation. Orwell's satire leaves us contemplating the question of power, and how power us abused. And yet, while we see how power can be abused in the name of equality, we see that power can be abused in all cases. Napoleon in "Animal Farm," has clearly abused his power. He has begun with good intentions, or with the articulation of good intentions, and yet he ends up using power for his own interests. The same with the lieutenant in the "Power and the Glory." We see how he ends up being a despot, and that his persecution and chase of the priest is, just like Napolean's behaviour, the reflection of a totalitarian and corrupted mind. 6 pgs. 1 f/c. 2b.
171. Anna Trapnel's 'Report and Plea .
Desc: This essay discusses Anna Trapnel's "Report and Plea," which is a narration of her trip to Cornwall and her imprisonment and release. We see that much of her prophecy revolved around criticizing Cromwell. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
172. Anne Bronte and Agnes Grey ~ Governess Situation.
Desc: This is an 8-page paper in MLA style that states that Agnes Grey is a historical work that allows insight to a life of a governess of the time. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
173. Anne Fausto-Sterling: The Five Sexes System.
Desc: This paper focuses on the five-sex system of the society, which was presented by Anne Fausto-Sterling. The author in her book, "sexing the body" discusses the two-gender system and shows how and why it should be replaced with five sexes system. She maintains that society consists of more than two genders and it sis important to include three more sexes to the list as that would help in creating a more balanced and less confused society. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
174. Anne Moody's, Coming of Age in Mississippi .
Desc: This undergraduate level paper is an examination of the autobiographical work, "Coming of Age in Mississippi", by Anne Moody. The paper looks at the themes of civil rights, individual freedom, and spiritual freedom within the novel. It concludes that the book was a direct extension of the struggle of her people prior to and during the Civil Rights movement. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
175. Anne Sexton's poem Cinderella
Desc: This paper will reveal what critics think of Anne Sexton's poem Cinderella, and how they perceive this poetic device ion the Grimm's fairytales. By understanding critical analysis in a poem, we can learn how it was constructed, and how it holds up in modern academia. By learning from the experts in the field of poetry, we can see the affects this poem had in its genre.
176. Annotated Bibliography for the Role of Gender in Science Fiction as Applied in the Television Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in Margaret Atwoods, The Handmaids Tale
Desc: This paper will examine gender roles in an annotated bibliography for the role of gender in science fiction as applied in the TV Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in Margaret Atwood's book, The Handmaid's Tale. By understanding the bibliographic sources for the study of gender roles in these two topics, we can see how they are reversed in a Christian moralistic society.
177. Anti-Racist Education in Terms of Three Novels for Children.
Desc: This paper will argue that this is precisely the case with the three books that it will discuss: Lindgren's "Pippi Longstocking", Paula Fox's "The Slave Dancer", and Theodore Taylor's "The Cay". It will be shown how true racism can be hidden in an apparently "innocent" text, while another work for children - that appears racist in many respects - may be reinterpreted as an exceptional work of anti-Racist literature. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
178. Anti-Semitism in The Sun Also Rises .
Desc: This essay argues that Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" is anti-Semitic in terms of its treatment of the character Robert Cohn. Cohn is painted in a negative light and none of the characters like him. Cohn is the anti-hero, yet he has Jewishness intentionally imposed upon him. In this respect, "The Sun Also Rises" involves anti-Semitism. 7 pgs. 15 f/c. 7b.
179. Antigone Versus Another Antigone.
Desc: This is a compare/contrast essay on Sophocles Antigone and Gurney's Another Antigone. The main female characters in both plays are similar, yet different. MLA Format.
180. Antigone and Oedipus.
Desc: According to Aristotle, tragedy requires, among other things, a character whom we admire greatly, but who possesses a flaw--hamartia, or some error in judgment. He falls from happiness into misery as the play progresses through what is sometimes translated as "serious action," action which is complete, noble, and poetical. The total effect invokes dismay and horror. In the end comes the anagnorisis: the recognition or uncovering of the error. In the naive form, a hero or heroine recognizes a person or thing previously mistaken in identity, through some scar or mark or other sign (Dawe, n pag). Iphegenia, for example, recognizes her brother as she is about to sacrifice him to the gods. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss how the fear of God's wrath can make som punish themselves in worse manners than the Gods would actually do. It is also the intent of this paper to examine the works of Sophocles, "Antigone" and "Oedipus Rex" to shed further light on this subject. 3 pgs, bibliography lists 8 sources.
181. Antigone by Sophocles.
Desc: This is a 3-page paper on Antigone by Sophocles which relates the characters in contrasts to the violence that takes place. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.8395 Antigone Sophocles.doc$26.85 8396 A Hearing on Human Cloning: A Presentation of the Issue and the Debate.This paper presents an overview of the key issues found in the hearing held on June 20, 2001 for the discussion concerning the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001. This hearing was prompted by the Committee on Energy and Commerce as a means of evaluating the pros and cons of genetic manipulation through the cloning process. This debate focused on issues that related to social, moral, ethical, and scientific concerns. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
182. Antigone: A critical Essay
Desc: To understand Antigone, we must look first into the very nature of its archetypal form, the Greek Tragedy. Sophocles created the genre, its players, and the structures of the story form itself; Antigone, when paired with Oedipus, represent the very beginning of tragic drama. In this play, Sophocles' work is the embodiment of Aristotelian ideals - a central character whom we admire, but possesses a fatal flaw that eventually leads directly to his downfall (and often the downfall of many others as well). In Antigone, we find a character whose dedication to her father, Oedipus Rex, is as intense and genuine as humany possible. It is the purpose of this paper to examine the nature of Antigone and its effectiveness as a tragedy.
183. Antigone: Personality Traits.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper discusses the play Antigone by Sophocles in terms of the three most distinctive personality traits of the lead character-courage, willfulness, and a longing for pity. Quotations from the play are used to support the paper's theme. 3 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.
184. Anton Chekhov's The Bet .
Desc: "The Bet" is a short story that explores a moral theme regarding the value of a human life; however, the story is constructed with an important ironic twist that brings the reader back to the original context of the bet, and responds to the question of morality with an unexpected result. 2 pgs. 1 f/c. 0b.
185. Appearance vs. Reality in Equus .
Desc: This three-page paper explores how appearance and reality are intertwined in Peter Shaffer's play Equus. It uses several quotes from the play followed by brief discussion. This paper uses three sources. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
186. Apple Pie And All That Stuff.
Desc: This six-page paper presents an analytical look at Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. The author takes us on a tour through the way Fitzgerald presents the way of American life during the era in which the story is set. We take an exploratory journey through the story itself, focusing not so much on the plot but the presentation and the portrayal of American life. There were three sources used to complete this paper. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
187. Application of the Preface to Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads and Lucy Poems.
Desc: This seven-page undergraduate paper applies the ideas of the "Preface" to a selection of Wordsworth's poems. These are the Lucy poems and the lyrical ballads. Ideas from the "Prelude" are included in this analysis. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
188. Araby: In A Boy's Dream.
Desc: A six-page essay which examines the rite of passage of a boy's first crush and the religious and political symbolism that James Joyce uses in this short story. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
189. Argument Essay: A Central Theme of Leaving War Behind
Desc: This paper addresses the books "Jarhead" by Anthony Swofford and Le Ly Hayslip's "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places". These books both share a theme of leaving war in one's past. Both memiors, Swofford defined himself as a marine and Hayslip was a Vietnamese peasant girl. As time progressed, the experiences of war detracted from their lives. They worked to put war behind them.
190. Aristophanes' The Birds vs. Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus.
Desc: This 3-page paper considers the similarities and differences in these two classical plays. Looking at issues such as the message and the communication tools the paper argues that whilst one is merely entertainment the other is social criticism, but both make use of the many of the same tools to amuse the audience. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
Desc: This paper examines the life of Aristophanes, several of his plays ("Lysistrata," "The Birds," "The Frogs," "The Clouds"), his techniques, and his influence.
192. Art Critique: Charles Baudelaire and the Moderns.
Desc: This paper will discuss the notion of 'modernism' that Charles Baudelaire seeks to accept in light of the common notion that Classicism is a standard value in the arts. By realizing that Baudelaire does not see modernism as a sole contributor to the nude, but realizes the different ways that the nude can be represented in the modern notion of art in the nineteenth century. 3 pgs, bibliography lists 2 sources.
193. Art and Realism in Rebecca Harding Davis's "Life in the Iron Mills"
Desc: This 5-page undergraduate paper compares the themes of realism and art in Rebecca Harding Davis's "Life in the Iron Mills", arguing that Deb and Hugh are symbolic characters and that Davis's work breaks down the traditional boundaries between art and realism somewhat by suggesting that realism has supplanted the more traditional understanding of art as a way of seeing the world.
194. Arthur Miller and the American Dream.
Desc: This paper discusses the play "Death of a Salesman" which clearly suggests that modern business is so coldly competitive that decent human values are ignored. Through the play, Miller is criticizing his countrymen's overemphasis upon material success. 6 pgs. 9 f/c. 7b.
195. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
Desc: This paper discusses Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. In Death of a Salesman, Miller describes Loman's house as being a "...small, fragile-seeming home", and that, "An air of the dream clings to the place, a dream rising out of reality". The "dream", being the American dream of success, wealth and security. The "dream", also represents Willy's fading dreams of a better life, and regretful past. He lives in a fantasy world where the future is still wide open, although his time has passed him by. Miller recommends the design of the setting to be, "wholly, or, in some places, partially transparent", with a one-dimensional roofline.
196. As I Lay Dying.
Desc: This three-page undergraduate paper discusses William Faulkner's novel, As I Lay Dying, in terms of its narrative technique, and analyzes how that narrative technique is effective in presenting the theme of the novel. 3 pgs. 0 f/c. 1b.
197. As Time Goes By and Casablanca.
Desc: This paper discusses the role of music in different plays such as the classic film, Casablanca. The song "As Time Goes By" was composed by Herman Hupfeld and originally sung by Frances Williams in 1931 on Broadway in a show called Everybody's Welcome. It would go on to play a major part in both the stage play; Everybody Comes to Rick's, as well as the play's film version, Casablanca. Steiner utilizes the song to great effect, both dietetically and non-digetically, in a way that is perhaps unparalleled by any other movie. Dietetically, when performed by Sam the piano player, the song is of great significance to the lead characters. Non-digetically, the song is used in a number of incarnations to emphasize dramatic and emotional moments in the film. In a sense, one could consider "As Time goes By" to be the third lead in the film, alongside the characters of Rick and Ilsa.
198. Aspects Of The Economic Status Of The Character Of Harriet In The Novel, Emma , By Jane Austen.
Desc: This three page undergraduate essay examines the character of Harriet in Jane Austen's classic story, Emma, particularly the ways Austen reveals aspects of Harriet's economic status through the social and economic pressure that shape her life. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
199. Aspects of Romanticism in William Faulkner's The Bear .
Desc: This paper examines and clarifies the elements of romanticism found in William Faulkner's classic short story, "The Bear". This is accomplished through addressing three specific examples from the story: Ike's stewardship of the land, Ike's coming of age, and Faulkner's descriptions of the natural world. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
200. Assessing the American Spirit through Fiction and Non- Fiction.
Desc: One of the most poignant quotes in American literature comes from Donald Briscoe, who stated that "To understand American Literature, it is necessary to examine both its fiction and its non- fiction because the key to the American Spirit can be found in both. This paper assesses Briscoe's quote through addressing two works of American fiction and two works of American non- fiction with the intent of proving how the spirit of the American people is reflected in both types of literature. 5-pages, bibliography lists 4 sources.
201. Assessment Of Poetry.
Desc: This paper is on the topic of assessing poetry. Poetry has figurative language, musical sound, and different symbols. The assessment of poetry is similar to that of fiction, but more precise.
202. Assessment of Oankali Science and Human Society.
Desc: This paper is a persuasive indictment of Oankali (alien) actions in the novel Dawn by Octavia Butler. It addresses international relations as well as literary theory, particularly the value of conflict and emotion in forming "human-ness". 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
203. Assessments of 3 Children's Books.
Desc: This paper examines three children's books and assesses them as to their developmental appropriateness for their targeted age group.
204. Athena, the later term 'Vogue' and its Etymology.
Desc: This paper is about Athena. The student was inspired about this paper after reading different fragments of the Catalogues of Women and Eoiae. As the inspirer and the shaper of Perseus, Athena could be counted on to have supernatural and heroically beautiful features, but the precise nature of this beauty was not plain to be found.
205. Attitudes Towards Fathers in Three 20th-Century Poems
Desc: This paper examines in detail three poems about fathers by three 20th century poets: "Bored" by Margaret Atwood, "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden and "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke. The paper illuminates similarities between the three poems, in that the child is depicted as passive, and the father as active but not necessarily expressive. The attitude towards fathers in these poems is one of unquestionable devotion, but also of regret that the time spent could not have, somehow, been better.
206. Audience and Imagery in Samuel Daniel's Sonnet III from Delia.
Desc: C.S. Lewis, in English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, dismissed Daniel's Delia on the grounds that: "It offers no ideas, no psychology, and of course no story: it is simply a masterpiece of phrasing and melody" (Lewis 491). Samuel Daniel's sonnet sequence, Delia (1592), is undeniably remarkable for its phrasing and melody. However, one can take issue with Lewis' depiction of Daniel's achievement. This essay will argue that, contrary to Lewis' statement, Daniel's Delia reveals a complex level of interlocking patterns of thematic ideas and imagery. One cannot assert broad generalizations about a poet's entire work, much less the poetic production of an entire era, from the textual analysis of a single work. Includes annotated bibliography. 11 pgs. 8 sources.
207. Audubon and Quadrophenia.
Desc: This paper compares the narrative strucutre and lyrical style of Robert Penn Warren's "Audubon" and The Who's "Quadrophenia".
208. Aunt Jennifer's Tigers.
Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper examines and analyzes Adrienne Rich's poem, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" with an introductory paragraph which discusses theme and thesis, a second section which discusses the similes and symbolism in the poem, and a third section which analyzes the poet's choice of words and phrases to convey her meaning. 4 pgs. No bibliography listed.
209. Auster's "Ghosts" and Human Relationships.
Desc: This paper explores Paul Auster's novella "Ghosts" and describes why the these of this story is how human beings can never truly get close to each other. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.