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Theme of Sexuality in Works by Sophocles, William Shakespeare, and Toni Morrison

to convey the importance of unquestioning obedience to the will of the gods; and, secondly, to emphasize the importance of familia...

White and Black Culture in Beloved by Toni Morrison

This 6 page paper argues that Toni Morrison's book Beloved exposes the way in which white culture dictates black identity....

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

This 4 page paper describes Toni Morrison's use of imagery and metaphor in her novel Tar Baby....

Compare and Contrast: Jazz by Toni Morrison and Black and Blue by Louis Armstrong

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Toni Morrison's book Jazz with Louis Armstrong's song Black and Blue....

Walter Moseley, Toni Morrison, and Social Commentary

In five pages the social commentary featured in Walter Moseley's White Butterfly and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye are contrasted...

Sula by Toni Morrison

This 5 page paper analyzes Toni Morrison's novel Sula. Primary source only....

Recitatif by Toni Morrison

that, in truth, Morrison never reveals the race of the two characters although most people will assume that one is black and the o...

Community-Familial Themes in Works by Morrison, Sapphire, Kincaid and D'aguair

This 3 page paper discusses the way in which four authors treat the issues of language, rape, education and incest at the family l...

Separation between the Self and Other in Toni Morrison's Sula

This 6 page paper discusses the concept of the separation between the Self and Other, as realized by Toni Morrison in her novel Su...

Comparison of Toni Morrison and Leslie Marmon Silko

In six pages this paper examines how 'home' and 'self' are conceptually depicted in Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and Beloved by...

Racism, Imagination, and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

segments correlates with the seasons. The section about "See Jane," is really about Pecola, as opposite a presentation from the w...

Economic Institution of Slavery in Beloved by Toni Morrison

as we can see from works such as Toni Morrisons Beloved, slavery was a moral and psychological evil whose effects were felt -- and...

Virginia Woolf’s Descriptions of Literary ‘Beacons’ Antigone and Desdemona Applied to Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

heroine is willing to risk her life by defying King Creon in order to give her warrior brother Polynices the proper burial he was ...

William Shakespeare's The Tempest Featured in Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

as he, also, is an exile from civilization (12). Also like Prospero, Valerian exerts control over the rest of the characters (Walt...

Literature Alternatives to Freedom

In six pages the concept of freedom through death as a release from life's hardships is examined through such works as William Fau...

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....

Literary Realism and Social Problems

a very unexpected place: her fears. She is so terrified that life is simply going to pass her by that the thought nearly paralyze...

Love in Toni Morrison's Sula, Charles Dickens' Hard Times, and William Shakespeare's Othello

In six pages this essay considers how heroines love in each of these works which also discusses the social reflections of their ap...

Jazz by Toni Morrison

This 5 page paper analyzes Toni Morrison's novel "Jazz," and argues that Toni Morrison uses jazz and sexual identity as ...

Themes in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sophocles' Oedipus

Jocastas acceptance of her role and of the death of her son is fundamental to the actions of the play. When Oedipus kills Laius a...

William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sophocles' Oedipus the King, and Themes of Violence, Love, and Sex

In 5 pages this paper compares how these topics are thematically depicted in these plays. There are 4 sources cited in the biblio...

Willa Cather, Toni Morrison, William Shakespeare and Truth Searching

relationship to his own sense of honor and integrity. In the beginning he had no doubts about getting his stepfather alone and kil...

The Lesson #2 by Toni Cade Bambara

This 5 page paper discusses the central theme of Toni Cade Bambara's story The Lesson #2....

The Lesson #3 by Toni Cade Bambara

This 6 page paper discusses the theme of growth as explored by Toni Cade Bambara in The Lesson #3....

Twentieth Century Literature and What an 'American' Represents

This paper contrasts and compares different images of being an American in eight pages as represented in Toni Morrison's The Blues...

Literature's 'Three Unities'

A deetailed description of the 'three unities' as they are manifested within William Shakespeare's King Lear and Sophocles' Oedipu...

Beloved and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the themes and characters in two of Toni Morrison's novels, Beloved and The Bluest Eye. T...

Chamber of Blood Stories by Angela Carter

that many writers have used familiar themes and offered a new way of seeing the traditional elements of plot and character; howeve...

An Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon

This 5 page paper analyzes the first chapter of Song of Solomon, a novel by Toni Morrison. The writer suggests that in this openin...

Themes of Good and Evil in Two Works by Poe and Morrison

Edgar Allan Poe. According to Dr. Carl Goldberg, "In creating these tortured souls from the crucible of his own difficult life, P...