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Overview of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical Version of The Phantom of the Opera

transferred to Broadway in 1988 with Crawford and Brightman repeating their roles. The show was a resounding success and gave Andr...

Future in the Present and 1984 by George Orwell

radio, and telephone, and substitute my computer for every use to which I put my TV, phone, and radio now. If I choose to have my ...

Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

In eleven pages this Mark Twain novel is examined in terms of synopsis and favorable critical response which is in sharp contrast ...

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Contemporary World

many argue saw the true beginning of a consumeristic culture as the American Dream turned to one of material wealth as a sign of s...

Fictional Reflections of Contemporary China

this concept was combined with the idea that those with superior status would educate those who were lower in status through examp...

Enlightenment Attack of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

frightening lack of individuality. This is also exemplified in society today. Was he correct? Is the world turning the people into...

The Three Musketeers and Themes of Heroism and Loyalty

In six pages this paper considers the powerful themes of loyalty and heroism in this French novel classic and its contemporary soc...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Male Social Status

In five pages this paper examines the Ibo social positioning of men described in the novel by Chinua Achebe and compares any conte...

Twenty First Century Analysis of The Awakening by Kate Chopin

In eight pages the twenty first century perspective is applied to this novel first published in 1899 in order to determine its mes...

Cherokee Influences on Colonial Settlers

This paper addresses Native American Culture and its impact on colonial American society. The author discusses various ways in wh...

Women's Sexuality Changes in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

In five pages this paper discusses how women's sexuality is represented in this nineteenth century novel and then contrasts it to ...

Overview of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

In five pages this paper considers contemporary cloning within the context of the Gothic novel by Mary Shelley. Three sources are...

Hermann Hesse's The Glass Bead Game and Intellectualism

capacity for sublimation. . . Soon afterwards philology followed this method and began to measure linguistic configurations as phy...

A 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Excerpt

remember the dream he had been having. It had been a good one" (Rowling 19). Contemporary Children First and foremost, we note...

Imperialism Impacts in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Pope Leo XIII May 15, 1891 "Rerum Novarum" we see that the vast majority of the European peoples were not content in their current...

Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the Issue of Social Conformity

begins. In an almost philosophical way he compels the reader to examine the amount of control that is mindlessly given over to the...

Capitalism Fuels Colonial Expansion

the scene may seem sublime, it can be interpreted as a depiction of contrast between cultures. In the foreground stands the Europ...

Contemporary Society and 1984 by George Orwell

an underlying hierarchy of power, as well, that transcends through the populace itself, creating other levels of domination among ...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Social and Political Theory

In 9 pages this paper discusses Achebe's novel as it relates to African social and political theory considered in The Dual Mandate...

Contemporary Relevance of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

In 5 pages the contemporary relevance of this 16th century play is assessed in terms of the cloning debate and a similar theme fea...

Novel Critique of Ecotopia

In five pages this futuristic work is considered in an overview and critique of theme, characterization, and a discussion of how c...

Slaughterhouse Five Analysis

of nearly every day of his childhood" (38). The fact that the crucifix depicts a dead Jesus is significant because it represents ...

Imagery in Aguilar’s Luminous Cities

about Aguilars work, one author notes the following in relationship to intertextuality: "The concept of intertexuality thus dramat...

The Call of the Wild Still Calls

as he is "jerked from the heart of civilization and flung into the heart of things primordial" when a known and trusted human sell...

The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah O. Jewett

In five pages this paper discusses why contemporary criticism of this 19th century novel often falls short. Six sources are cited...

Comparing Friedman and Plato's Economic Ideas

illustrates his stance which is that people, even if they are lacking, do not have the right to coerce the wealthy. Thus, if someo...

1 Stage in Erik Erikson's Childhood and Society

stage of human development takes place from the moment of birth to about 1, perhaps all the way to 2, years of age. It is called t...

Ohio's Oberlin College and Its History

one of Americas most influential ministers. One year prior to 1833, when its doors opened, Shipherd found it in his heart to found...

Essay Example on Walt Whitman and Changning American Society

and insights as previous nature poets and against the threat of a materialism that seems to be viewed as a destructive force capab...

American Tragedy in the Novels of John Steinbeck

In five pages this paper discusses how the American tragedy concept is thematically manifested in the writings of John Steinbeck. ...