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The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

In five pages this novel is analyzed in terms of its themes and portrayal of pertinent Irish American political and social issues ...

Romanticism and Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

In seven pages this paper discusses how Romanticism is evident in this early American novel with an examination of theme, characte...

Heroic Natty in Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

In three pages this paper examines the American values represented by the protagonist of James Fenimore Cooper's novel. Two sourc...

Clyde Character in An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

In five pages this report presents a character analysis of Clyde as featured in Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy. The...

Values in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In five pages this research paper examines the changing of American values as represented in Fitzgerald's novel with Tom Buchanan ...

The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

on The Great Gatsby, "As Puritan values gave way to an unrestrained craving for money, power, and other forms of gratification, th...

Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In five pages this report examines how Gatsby depicts a corrupted variation of the American Dream in Fitzgerald's classic 1925 nov...

American Dream and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

In seven pages this paper examines the excesses of the American Dream and its criticisms signified by the characterization of Jay ...

Moral Issues as Presented in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

In eight pages this paper examines 19th century moral values as they are represented by Huck's ethical evolution throughout this c...

War Attitudes Expressed in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

In five pages this paper considers the author's attitudes regarding war as reflected in the First World War soldiers in the novel ...

Loss of the American Dream in Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In nine pages the loss of the American dream as Fitzgerald portrays it in the moral decline and incest themes in his novel is disc...

The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitgerald

based on alcohol. And yet, the story is both hilarious and heartbreaking. After all that modern readers have heard about Fitzgeral...

American Family and a Character Study of Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

In five pages this paper examines the Joad family matriarch featured in this classic American novel in a consideration of her role...

Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'

his civilized life. The plot, other than Huck running away, involved Huck running and coming in contact with Jim, a slave he kn...

Contemporary America and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

London societys most important government agency was Hatcheries and Conditioning, and its Director seemed to wield more power than...

Afghanistan and America in The Kite Runner

cannot bring himself to intervene (Hosseini). His inability springs not so much from cowardice, though he is badly outnumbered, as...

The American Dream and Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

that "the one who dies with the most toys wins" which is illustrative of the desire so many people have to own the best house, the...

Overview and Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

hit-and-run death of Toms mistress, the married Myrtle Wilson. Her widower is deceived into thinking Gatsby caused the accident, ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

means just that-and he must be about His Fathers business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Material Wealth

own enjoyment so much as for the enjoyment of others, for the pride he could have when looking at what he achieved through the eye...

Black English in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara

you wants to. Dats just de same as me cause mah tongue is in mah friends mouf" (Hurston, 1999, p. 6). Reaching out through the i...

Cold World Impacts Documented in Underworld by Don Delillo

mind is obviously occupied with more important matters than baseball yet the stadium is coming unseated all around him and indeed,...

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and the American Dream

They knew they could find workers who would work for almost nothing, and if they failed there would be perhaps 50 more waiting in ...

American Horror Writing and the Influence of British Authors

fantasy), horror has generated the most serious study. Fright master Stephen King credits this to the acclaimed literary trilogy...

Mark Twain's Use of Satire in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

of the Knights of the Round Table and the legend of King Arthur is achieved by Twain in that he juxtaposes the times and belief sy...

An Analysis of Fitzgerald's Novel, The Great Gatsby

This paper analyzes F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. The author argues that the work qualifies as an excell...

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Religion

In 5 pages this paper examines the Christianity assumptions with regard to the structure of the American family as depicted in thi...

American Dream in Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby

as "The Jazz Age." When not numbing themselves with superficial pleasures, young people were pursuing the American Dream, as tran...

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and Modernism

In 5 pages modernism of the 20th century is defined and then applied to this American novel by Ernest Hemingway. There are 3 sour...

Reality and Disguise in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

from such a cultured youth. This is a very symbolic disguise and one that establishes how Huck is searching for his identity throu...