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Comparison and Contrast of Men and Dogs

a pack of males, she automatically receives all attention and is often the unwitting recipient of dog-like howls, eye-bulging star...

A Moral Dilemma Exercise in Creative Playwrighting

In six pages a short play involving a protagonist's moral dilemma and whether or not he deliver illegal drugs for someone he respe...

Two Female Characters in U.S. Fiction

5 pages and 2 sources used. This paper provides an overview and a comparison of the lives and characteristics of two central fema...

Qualities of Herman Melville's Billy Budd

In five pages Billy Budd's transcendental nature is examined in terms of the protagonist's exemplification of peacemaking, honesty...

Analysis of 'Solder's Home' by Ernest Hemingway

Kansas City Star, Hemingway himself "left Kansas City in the spring of 1918 and did not return for 10 years, [becoming] the first ...

The theme of insanity in The Yellow Wallpaper

"I must put this away,--he hates to have me write a word." This shows how controlling John is over her as both husband and docto...

'The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe

In five pages Poe's detective tale is examined in terms of the protagonist's superior class attitudes that are revealed when he in...

Myth and Its Importance in Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

In four pages this paper examines the importance of Native American heritage and the protagonist's desire to reconnect in the nove...

Self Discovery Journey in The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown

In four pages this essay examines the female protagonist's journey towards self discovery in The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown. The...

Epistolary Novel and Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith

who never writes back -- she says that the name of her would-be friend ?tastes sweet in my mouth like honey or cane or how I pictu...

Narrators' Growth in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

In 6 pages this paper discusses how the narrators of these respective texts managed to develop their own individuality through the...

Interpreting 'Jilting of Granny Weatherall' by Katherine Anne Porter

In six pages death and dying are explored within the context of Porter's text the protagonist's love and unresolved plot conflict ...

Analysis of The Awakening by Kate Chopin

children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministe...

Comparison of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes

In twelve pages this paper examines man's nature in a contrast and comparison of Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke...

Identity Quest in Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin and 'The Heart of a Woman' by Maya Angelou

In 5 pages this paper contrasts and compares how these works depict their respective protagonists' identity quests. There are no ...

Sensuality and the Senses in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

In four pages this paper discusses the protagonist's life struggles and the social limitations that oppressed women during this ti...

Concept of Community in Richard Wright's Native Son and John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath

In a paper consisting of 15 pages the concept of community is examined within the context of these novels from the perspective of ...

Overview of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

In a paper containing six pages the protagonist's inability to handle the dissolution of his beloved Ibo culture after the takeove...

Othello's Disintegrating Spirit in William Shakespeare's Tragedy

In six pages this research paper on Othello by William Shakespeare focuses upon the protagonist's spiritual disintegration. Five ...

Changing Personality of Timon in Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Ini five pages this paper focuses on the third act of this Shakespearean play in an analysis of the protagonist's complete change ...

Soul Torn Between Mephistopheles and Gretchen in Faust by Goethe

Gretchens hand. The other couple is directed to pass by in the stage notes, and Mephistopheles and Martha take their place. Meph...

Comparison of Aeneas and Odysseus

In five pages this paper compares and contrasts Virgil's protagonist Aeneas from 'The Aeneid' with Homer's protagonist Odyssey in ...

Joyce Chopra's Smooth Talk Film and Joyce Carol Oates' 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?'

attracts someone she doesnt anticipate -- an considerably older man named Arnold Friend. Vaguely sinister from the beginning, Arno...

The Use of Dialect by Swift, Blake and Conrad

Joseph Conrad's use of dialect and other literary techniques was influenced by many writers who came before. This paper links his ...

A Comparison of The Green Berets and Casualties of War

days on the battlefield seemed to be but a dim memory. The Korean War was Americas first unpopular war where there were no victor...

Supporting Female Characters in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

the narrator informs the reader, looks at his wife as she were a "valuable piece of personal property" (Chopin 4). It is largely E...

Writing Style and Protagonist of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

from the text. However, the traumatic experiences that torture him do come out, but, they do so slowly, in bits and pieces. Somet...

Elie Wiesel's Character as a Hero Analyzed

personal codes (much like Hemingways did) which serve them in good stead when faced with insurmountable dangers. Along their journ...

A Comparison of the Dream of the Rood and Caedmon's Hymn

He demonstrated this to the abbess and many learned men, and was requested to abandon the secular life and join the monastery, whe...

Historical Significance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

relationship between Gilmans story and the reality of late-nineteenth century life for American women. Shortly after the America...