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Chinese Culture and Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord

In five pages story is discussed in terms of the ways in which the protagonist's perceptions and actions reflect the author's own ...

Gerda Weissman Klein's All But My Life, Toni Morrison's Beloved, and Women's Fortitude and Morale

In seven pages this paper examines how the female protagonists in these respective literary works maintain their morale and intern...

Angela Carter's 'The Werewolf' and Edgar Allan Poe's 'Hop Frog'

These two stories are contrasted and compared in seven pages in terms of how the protagonists' emotionally appeal to the reader al...

Nick Carraway and Fitzgerald's Novel, The Great Gatsby

few minutes I was going to enter into their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove" (Fitzgerald 61). He soon finds that...

Oedipus the King, Othello, Reality and Appearances

In a paper consisting of three pages the protagonist's distinguishing between appearances and reality is assessed in these works b...

The Film The Glass Shield and Decision Making

In five pages a protagonist's difficult decisions are examined within the context of the 1994 movie with an analysis of ethical co...

Female Protagonist Effectivenss in Oranges Are Not Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson and Beloved by Toni Morrison

from secondary characters to protagonists who were considered universal or genderless to those who were females yet were strong an...

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' Analyzed

the intent of the writer. Might he have an agenda hidden under the ghost story? At the same time, this is a classic supernatural t...

Visual Themes in Cameron Crowe's 2001 Film Vanilla Sky

is until he has suffered pain and unhappiness, concepts that are foreign to David, who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth....

Family and Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

the end. What the story explains is that when a man leaves his community and the community changes while the man does not, the two...

Regional Role in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

population of the resort is almost entirely Creole, so Edna is immersed in a culture in which she feels like a stranger, one that ...

Female Protagonists in Chopin, Wharton, and Gilman

such endeavors she discovers that this is not the case. She tries to escape through passion, but finds that she is still a woman i...

Red Azalea and Dragon's Village

had on the rural peasants, and his social reforms introduced the hitherto unknown concept of womens rights. The propaganda of the ...

Huck, Emma & Asher Lev/Misfits

expected of young women in British society during this era. In Potoks novel, Asher Lev is a twentieth century boy raised in the Ha...

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" And O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - Evil

4 pages in length. Evil - a self-perpetuating entity of myriad literary tales - presents itself as a force that challenges the ve...

Meeting the Protagonists

main point of the journeys) can be summarized as follows: Huckleberry Finn and his friend Jim, an escaped slave, start down the Mi...

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" And O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - Evil

some do not stop to consider the consequences of their actions. Brown is especially aware of this fact as he becomes "a stern, a ...

Copyright Protection of Literary Works

the written word, either as a creative work or as a study (Lefevere, 1992). Under the 1988 a literary work has a broader definitio...

James Joyce's Araby, Counterparts, and The Dead

powerless to stop his thoughts about her. His growing physical tensions haunt him as he relives how the light plays on her hands. ...

Portrayal of Women in Griselda by Boccaccio, Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus, and 'The Odyssey' by Homer

a distraction, as a goal, as a guide, and as an agent of social recognition (The Odyssey in Transit, 2000). Odysseus is indeed co...

Gregor Samsa's Changes in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

concerned that he cant get up and go to work to support his family. Even from the start, he does not want to be a burden on his fa...

Imagined Debate Between Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, and Niccolo Machiavelli

In five pages this paper imagines a debate among this quartet of political theorists are reflected in their literary works....

The Tragedy of King Richard III by William Shakespeare and the Evil Protagonist

In five pages this paper presents a psychological analysis of Shakespeare's evil protagonist Richard III....

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, William Shakespeare's Othello and Social Issues

In 5 pages the ways in which these literary works consider past and present social issues are discussed....

Analysis of My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell

In five pages this research paper discusses the 1858 novel by Elizabeth Gaskell in an analysis of the title protagonist....

Literary Departure in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

In eight pages this paper examines the literary departure of James Joyce in this 1916 example of modernist fiction....

Love in a Small Town by Wang Anyi

sees the cultural upheavals which have befallen the mainland in its over forty years under socialism as a backdrop, not a major pl...

Families and Ghosts and Isabel Allende

In five pages Allende's global literary contributions are discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography....

King Oedipus, Prince Hamlet, and Their Tragic Flaws

In five pages the tragic flaws of these play protagonists are contrasted and compared....

Comparing Achilles and Odysseus

Odysseus was renowned for both his brain and his brawn. He was also had bravery, and competence at his skills. Odysseus was an a...