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African Literature's Oral Culture and Tradition

In five pages this paper examines the oral cultural traditions of Africa in a short story analysis of 'Talk' recounted by Courland...

Classic Literature's Portrayal of Male Characters

In five pages this paper evaluates the realistic depiction of male characters in literature past and present in a consideration of...

Medieval Literature's Portrayal of Honor and Dishonor

In seven pages this paper examines how Medieval literature thematically portrayed honor and dishonor in a comparative analysiis of...

Philosophy and Literature's Importance

In five pages this paper discusses how important literature is in philosophical study. Eight sources are cited in the bibliograph...

Feminist Literature's Portrayal of Prejudice and Oppression

observance of her passage past his house. Anne knows that she does not look like she fits in, and black person in a white suburb o...

Poe’s The Raven

Analysis of Poe’s The Raven Poe’s “The Raven” is a prime example of gothic poetry at its’ finest. Poe utilizes rhythm and flo...

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gockets Published on 03/20/2004 20328 Reads Literature

Frankenstein

"Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley: "Frankenstein" is a story about a man who creates another. Basically, a man who plays God. It s...

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abstractspace Published on 05/03/2004 10574 Reads Literature

The Inferno

"The Inferno" by Dante: "The Inferno" starts off "La Comedia", or "The Divine Comedy". Dante is the main character in his own s...

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abstractspace Published on 05/03/2004 5627 Reads Literature

Notes from Underground

"Notes from Underground" by Dostoevsky: "Notes from Underground" by Dostoevsky is a story about a man who is the opposite of ev...

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abstractspace Published on 05/03/2004 8130 Reads Literature

Metamorphosis Essay, by Franz Kafka

The Ever-Changing Gregor, by Franz Kafka Throughout Franz Kafka's short story "The Metamorphosis" the main character Gregor und...

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Anonymous Published on 06/10/2004 16105 Reads Literature

The Medieval Church and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

In discussing Chaucer's collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales, an interesting illustration of the Medieval Christian C...

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Anonymous Published on 06/10/2004 15276 Reads Literature

Henry James: Appearance vs. Reality

One of the characteristics of Realism, in American literature at least, is the ironic use of perceptions of “appearance” vs. “real...

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Anonymous Published on 06/10/2004 19543 Reads Literature

Animal Farm & A Tale of Two Cities - Social Criticism

Social Criticism in Literature Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The i...

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Gotskillz Published on 07/04/2004 7473 Reads Literature

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

When Tess of the d'Urbervilles appeared in 1891, Thomas Hardy was one of England's leading men of letters. He had already authored...

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Gotskillz Published on 07/04/2004 6157 Reads Literature

The Color Purple - Relates To The Movements Of The 1980's

"The Color Purple" As It Relates To The Movements Of The 1980’s Alice Walker’s novel, “The Color Purple” is a prime example of ...

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Gotskillz Published on 07/04/2004 7337 Reads Literature

For Whom the Bell Tolls Term Paper

For Whom The Bell Tolls When reading an Ernest Hemingway novel, one must try very hard to focus on the joy and encouragement fo...

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Klownsam Published on 07/04/2004 9049 Reads Literature

Animal Farm - Comparison To "A Tale of Two Cities"

Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from fam...

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Quest4Glory Published on 07/05/2004 7775 Reads Literature

Of Mice And Men - What are friends for?

Set in Soledad, California on a typical Western Ranch, we find George and Lennie. George and Lennie come right out of John Steinbe...

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JarJarBinks Published on 07/05/2004 15891 Reads Literature

The Color Purple - Compared to Macbeth

What is a perfect human? Human perfection may be measured by physical ability or intellectual achievement; however, it may also be...

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Quest4Glory Published on 07/05/2004 5779 Reads Literature

The Crucible - The Hidden Reasons for Salem Accepting Abagai

Throughout society and throughout literature, vulnerable communities under certain conditions can be easily taken advantage of by ...

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Quest4Glory Published on 07/05/2004 3371 Reads Literature

Young Goodman Brown - Symbolism

"Young Goodman Brown" Symbolism, something that figuratively represents something else, is prominent in many literary works. On...

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JarJarBinks Published on 07/05/2004 56727 Reads Literature

James Joyce's Eveline

“There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision (James).” Originally appearing in Dubl...

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Anonymous Published on 10/29/2004 22730 Reads Literature

Social Criticism in Animal Farm and Tale of Two Cities

Social Criticism in Literature Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The id...

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Anonymous Published on 10/31/2004 5222 Reads Literature

Beowulf: Pagan and Christian Influences

Examples of Pagan and Christian traditions are presented all throughout literature. Many of the influences deal with what it going...

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Anonymous Published on 12/12/2004 19268 Reads Literature

Alice in Wonderland

Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to yo...

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Gotskillz Published on 12/21/2004 8429 Reads Literature

Vergil's Aeneid Essay

Aneid Essay Vergil's final work was the Aeneid. He planned for it to be the Romans' version of the Iliad and the Odyssey put to...

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Anonymous Published on 12/21/2004 5125 Reads Literature

Dante's Inferno Analysis

Dante's Inferno Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He...

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tyson_626 Published on 02/02/2005 22775 Reads Literature

Death of a Salesman

Tragedy was a very controversial issue in literature until recent years. Recent figures in literature have set a clear definition ...

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Gotskillz Published on 02/21/2005 21486 Reads Literature

Literary Analysis: The Old Man and the Sea

Literary Analysis: The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway’s novella, “The Old Man and the Sea” has one of the most simplist...

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Anonymous Published on 03/27/2005 15088 Reads Literature

Censored Works of Literature , Beowulf, Grendel

Over the centuries, many books have been written, and a large handful have been challenged or even banned by societies. Certain bo...

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Anonymous Published on 03/29/2005 11408 Reads Literature