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Conflict and Characterization in Faulkner, Joyce, and James

In five pages the interaction between character and participation in an event that generates conflict is considered in 'Barn Burni...

Araby and Sonny’s Blues

classroom her image came between me and the page I strove to read" (Joyce). With Sonnys brother there is a sense of helplessness...

Innocence Lost in William Blake's 'The Garden of Love' and 'The Sick Rose'

In three pages this paper considers the theme of lost innocence in a contrast and comparison of these William Blake poems. There ...

Oscar Wilde's Western Theatrical Achievements

older brother Willie and younger sister Isola (Kenyon 12). When his beloved sister died at the age of ten, it was a catastrophic ...

Oscar Wilde's Gothic Novel The Picture of Dorian Gray

the landed wealthy(Frank 1981). The heroine is often too perfect and too sweet, whereas the heroes are usually young and dashing, ...

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and the Character Algernon

dandy was a man who may well have lived off of others, being a freeloader, an individual intrigued by the arts and by living out f...

Jane Austen's Emma and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Compared

someone is accepted in society. This is but one example, but it speaks of the deeply imbedded social expectations concerning manne...

Humility in Oscar Wilde's De Profundis

This, of course, did not set well with the Marquess of Queensberry, since Sir Alfred Douglas, his son, was involved closely, and i...

Setting in Stories by Joyce, Oates and Boyle

This essay pertains to setting in of James Joyce's "Araby," Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," and T. ...

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

1895 play, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde created a work that many critics feel is the epitome of the Victorian come...

2 Papers on Romantic Poets

opens "Marriage" delivers a millenarian prophecy that identifies Christ, revolution and apocalypse and, in so doing, "satanizes" a...

'Against Love' by Katherine Philips, 'The Sick Rose' by William Blake and the Theme of Love

William Blake writes somberly: O Rose, thou art sick. The invisible worm That flies in the night In the howling storm Has foun...

Blake and Wordsworth

narrative voice relates how his mother died when he was quite young and his father sold him before he could cry "weep." In the Nor...

English Romantic Poetry and the Role of Nature

Strung on slender blades of grass; Or a spiders web...

William Wordsworth, William Blake, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

important, yet we are not really told who it is. We are puzzled at one point for the narrator uses the word I in such a way that i...

Poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth and the Theme of Poverty

smooth stone/ That overlays the pile; and, from a bag/ All white with flour, the dole of village dames,/ He drew his scraps and fr...

William Wordsworth and William Blake's Childhood Themes

this particular poem the first four lines seem to offer us a great deal of foundation for understanding the symbolic nature of you...

Romantic Era Poetry and the Conflict of Man versus Nature

of what we have learned to accept in more recent times. That we are but one race of creatures that has existed for only a short t...

Eavesdropping in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

In twelve pages the importance of eavesdropping and written communications to these two plays are examined. Three sources are cit...

William Wordsworth's 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' and William Blake's 'London'

and a London that is perhaps anything but majestic and beautiful. Blake states that "I wander thro each charterd street,/ Near whe...

Evil as Defined by 19th Century English Romantic Poet William Blake

abnegates any evil whatsoever. Blake seems to believe, as one can readily determine from a study of his other works, that evil is...

Joyce, Faulkner, Poe, and Their Short Stories' Gender Relationships

In five pages this paper examines the gender relationships featured in 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner, 'Ligeia' by Edgar A...

Literature and Analysis of Character, Theme, Symbols, and Setting

indescribable evil. Symbols always present another layer to a story, as well as another realm for questioning. Hawthornes repea...

Ulysses by James Joyce

In 5 pages this paper examines the complexities of this great 20th century novel and considers how it serves as a biography of the...

Poetically Viewing Women

In five pages Matthew Arnold's poem Dover Beach is compared with James Joyce's Araby and Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to disccus the co...

'The Dead' by James Joyce

In five pages this essay analyzes James Joyce's short story and the meaning of 'dead' within the characterization of Gabriel. The...

James Joyce's Writings, Place and Time

In ten pages this paper discusses the importance of Ireland, community, family, and certain time periods in James Joyce's 'Araby,'...

Leaving Home According to Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce

In five pages this essay considers the theme of leaving home as experienced by the protagonists in Ernest Hemingway's 'A Soldier's...

Life, Literature, and Criticisms of James Joyce

to death, illustrating, as mentioned, how his life was not necessarily strange or completely outrageous. The second half of the pa...

James Joyce's Dubliners and Dublin's Importance

story of a young girl who lives in Dublin with her father and her brother. But living there has become like living in a prison, a...