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Establishing American Literature : 6 pages in length. There have been a number of influences that have shaped American Literature. From the time that Western Europeans founded the country to the inclusion of Native American lore to the contributions of such literary giants as Mark Twain and Carl Sandburg, the composition of American Literature has been both constant and ever-changing. Indeed, as much as America, itself, is a melting pot of diversity within a cultural concern, so too is this considerable diversity a significant aspect of its emerging literature. The writer discusses various influences to American literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources. AmerLit.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" : A 5 page research paper describing the Scarlet Letter from a feminist viewpoint. The writer discusses how the Scarlet Letter reflects the stereotype of women as either good or evil, and how its reflected in the main character of Hester Prynne. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Femscarl.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Character Analysis Of Hester : An 8 page paper that evaluates the role of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's story. This paper considers the role of Prynne in respect to the Puritan institutions and society in which she lived and the conflict that was inherent between her personal morality and that of the society. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hester.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Hester’s Example : A 3 page essay which explores how Hester’s alienation as a mother, wife and woman show the true expectations and moral values of Puritan society. No additional sources cited. Hesterex.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Historical Significance Of Adultery :
5 pages in length. Intolerance towards acts of adultery was alive and well, historically, during the period of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. The sexual repression and hypocrisy that reigned during the seventeenth century -- as compared with the more relaxed attitudes of today -- was evident within the Puritan culture. The writer addresses such sexual imprisonment as it relates to the mentality of that time. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Scarl4.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / A Feminist Perspective : A 15 page analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s treatment of women in his novels and short stories. The paper concludes that despite the fact that Hawthorne created one strong female protagonist -- The Scarlet Letter’s Hester Prynne -- in general he was uncomfortable with strong women, and most of his positive female characters have no real identity of their own. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Hawtwomn.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Influence On Feminism : This 8 page paper explores the impact of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter upon the feminist movement of the mid-nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the writings of Margaret Fuller. Nathorne.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Isolation : This 7 page paper explores how Nathaniel Hawthorne isolates his characters physically, mentally and socially in his classic 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources. Scarle.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Religious Oppression : A 6 page paper analyzing Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel in terms of the oppression of Puritan society in the colonial period of American history. After providing a background on the Puritan faith in general, the paper looks at Hawthorne’s novel to show how Hester refused to succumb to the oppression of her society. Bibliography lists six sources. Hawth8.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Romanticism : A 5 page paper discussing romanticism in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne – specifically The Scarlet Letter. No additional sources cited. Romantsc.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Use Of Dichotomy : A 5 page report that examines the use of dichotomy and camparison as a style of writing in 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The writer looks at scenes and characterizations in terms of the use of descriptive duality. In summation there is a brief overview of the author, his life and the times he lived. No additional sources cited. Scaradu.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" / Head vs. Heart : An 8 page paper examining the conflict of head versus heart in terms of the larger dichotomy of Romanticism versus Realism in this classic work by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The paper looks specifically at two passages: the description of the eagle on the Custom House in the Introduction, and Dimmesdale’s meeting with Hester in Chapter 17, to show how Hawthorne’s innate romanticism is played out in his writing, resulting in a preference of heart over head. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Lettscar.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" / Sin & Isolation : A 3 page essay on the themes of sin, criminal rebellion, and evil of isolation in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Because of Hester's evil sin, she is isolated from her society. The symbolic meaning of the scarlet letter itself is of the utmost importance in this discussion. No Bibliography. Scarlet2.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" / Symbolic Meaning : 4 pages in length. A detailed look at symbolism in "The Scarlet Letter." Specifically analyzed are the purpose of the letter, the possible meaning of "A," and so forth. The writer attempts to decipher precisely what Hawthorne intended when choosing a red letter A for the purpose of this story. Scarllet.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter"/ Writing Style : A 9 page paper analysis of the form used by Hawthorne in this classic work. The structure of the main characters and their portrayals are explored. Scar.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter"/ A Letter From Dimmesdale to Hester: A 4 page creative writing assignment consisting of a letter from Dimmesdale discussing his decision not to run away with Hester near the end of the novel. Bibliography lists 1 source. Crescar.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" vs. DeLillo’s "Mao II" : A 7 page paper comparing Nathaniel Hawthorne’s view of the artist’s role in society with Don DeLillo’s as shown in The Scarlet Letter versus Mao II. The paper concludes that while Hester fights for individuality, Bill Gray moves toward absorption into the mass. Three sources cited.. Mao.wps

Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter" vs. Melville’s "Benito Cereno" / Enslavement :
A 5 pge essay which compares and contrasts the theme of enslavement from the authors’ view of the slaver, the enslaved and the revolutionary. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Scarbeni.doc

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" : A 9 page paper that follows the moral transformation of the protagonist in Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown." The writer demonstrates how Hawthorne uses three settings to show the moral relationships between : (1) man and religion; (2) man and himself; and (3) man and society in this particular story. Young Goodman Brown is regarded as a pious young man who is presented with a difficult vision. His reaction and his inability to clear that which he saw from his mind leave him void of faith. Bibliography lists 7 critical sources. Browngo.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Hawthorne’s Dark Secret :
An 8 page argumentative paper arguing that Hawthorne is revealing more than spiritual struggle in his story "Young Goodman Brown." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Goodbr.rtf

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Reflections of Hawthorne :
This 6 page research paper explores how the life of Nathaniel Hawthorne is reflected in his classic short story, "Young Goodman Brown," drawing a comparison between his life and works. Also considered are the relationship of the short story to its time, and to other works of its type and time. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Nathaw.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Symbolism : A 5 page paper analyzing a number of symbols used in this profound story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It notes that in this attempt to discover the true nature of evil in man, Hawthorne’s symbolism bypasses the conscious, logical mind to tap into its more dream-like processes below. Bibliography lists seven sources. Hawth6.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Allegories : A 5 page essay that explores the allegories in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic short story Young Goodman Brown. The writer shows the spiritual meaning in the every day objects of the story. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Goodall.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown"/ An Unsympathetic Portrayal : A 5 page analysis of this short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in terms of whether or not Hawthorne seems to have sympathized with his character. The paper presents several explanations for Brown’s strange change of heart in the story, but concludes that however one views his transformation, Hawthorne did not sympathize with him at all. Bibliography lists 1 source. Goodport.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Witchcraft and Puritanism :
A 5 page essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story. The writer provides some historical background into Puritanism and the Puritan view of witchcraft against the backdrop of Hawthorne’s fiction. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources. Brownwit.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / Dream versus Reality : A 5 page essay discussing the question posed by the narrator at the end of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story: have all these events been a dream, or were they real? The essay discusses the ramifications of both possibilities, and presents in the end a third explanation: that they were the graphic portrayal of an unbalanced mind. No additional sources cited. Ybrown2.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" / The Forest : A 3 page essay analyzing the relevance of the forest motif to the plot of the story. It concludes that the forest symbolizes the unconscious, and because Goodman Brown was too self-righteous to to accept with tolerance and grace the visions he would receive there, he was changed for the worse. No additional sources cited. Ybrown.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" / Meeting Of The Witches : In this 2 page essay, the writer argues that even though the meeting of the witches in "Young Goodman Brown" seemed like a very realistic occurrence, Hawthorne meant for it to be interpreted as a dream or an illusion of the devil based only upon bits and pieces of reality. This idea is explained in light of themes presented throughout the rest of the story. No other sources cited. Ynggdbrn.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" vs. "The Monster" : A 7 pg essay examining the issue of transformation in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Young Goodman Brown" and Stephen Crane’s "The Monster." Brmon.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" : A 5 page analysis of "The Birthmark"-- one of Hawthorne’s short stories. The writer contrasts the non-spiritual Aylmer with his spiritually sound lab assistant Aminadab. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Psbirthp.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Birthmark" & The Romantic Ideal : A 5 page paper on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story "The Birthmark." The paper analyzes the way Hawthorne’s dichotomy between the natural state of humanity and science’s interference with it typified basic tenets of the Romantic era. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Birtmark.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Birthmark" / Symbolism : A 5 page paper on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story. The writer pinpoints Hawthorne’s distrust of technology as the basis for this story, in which a scientist obtains what he thinks he wants, but only by sacrificing the thing he most loved but took for granted. No additional sources cited. Birthm2.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The House of the Seven Gables" : A 5 page analysis of Hawthorne's House of 7 Gables. The writer discusses the various Gothic features of the story, as well as Hawthorne's usage of other literary devices. No additional sources cited. House7.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The House of the Seven Gables" / Realist Criticism :
A 7 page critical analysis of what a number of nineteenth-century critics said about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel. The paper argues that Hawthorne’s book was generally misrepresented and undervalued in the nineteenth century because critics read it in the light of the Realist movement. Bibliography lists ten sources. Hawth.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Minister’s Black Veil" : A 5 page paper discussing the symbolism in Hawthorne’s short story. Discusses how the veil not only symbolizes the darker side of our being and how we keep it hidden, but how it is also symbolic of our tendency to look only at the surface of another person. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Minister.wps

Hawthorne’s "The Blithedale Romance" / Zenobia & Margaret Fuller : A 5 page paper looking at the question of why Hawthorne based this unattractive character in The Blithedale Romance on one of the leading feminists of the nineteenth century. The paper chronicles their acquaintance through Brook Farm and the transcendentalist movement, and shows how this was reflected in Hawthorne’s book. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Zenfull.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "Major Molineux"/ Religious Imagery : A 5 page paper analyzing the relationship of the religious imagery in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story to the story’s treatment of the conflict between the individual and society. The paper argues that through the framework of a "quest," the protagonist learns he has what it takes to make it on his own. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Molineu.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne : In 5 pages, the author discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne while presenting a summary of significant events in the American author's life. "The Scarlet Letter," "The House of the Seven Gables," and "Twice-Told Tales" are summarized as three of his best works. Bibliography lists five sources, with more than ten additional reference sources. Natehaw.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne / Life & Works : 5 page biography of author Nathaniel Hawthorne with brief analytical discussion of his more popular works (i.e., "Young Goodman Brown"). Bibliography lists 5+ sources. Hawthorn.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne / Life & Works # 2 : 5 pages in length. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a man whose writings dug deep to reveal the truth of the human heart. His classic works reflect a writer concerned with the darker, more disturbing aspect of humanity, while at the same time they also represent the benevolent side of mankind. Throughout all of his works, he utilized an extensive array of symbolism, as well. The writer describes various themes and meanings in Hawthorne's work, as well as cites specific examples that relate to the topic Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nathawth.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne / Humor Through Characterization and Contrast : A 6 page paper looking at four of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories -- "The Celestial Railroad," "The Devil in Manuscript", "Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe", and "Mrs. Bullfrog." The paper analyzes the different types of humor used in these works and show how they work in the context of the story. All citations are from works of Hawthorne himself. Hawthor3.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne's / Technique & Style : An 8 page paper on Nathaniel Hawthorne, his life & works, etc; The writer analyzes Hawthorne's technique, use of symbolism, and sources. Numerous works of Hawthorne are used as illustrative examples to support the writer's points. Hawthor2.wps

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Short Stories / Appearance vs Reality : A 5 page analysis of two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne -- "Rappacini’s Daughter," and "The Minister’s Black Veil". The paper looks specifically at the question of whether Hawthorne felt the world is really the dark, frightening place we glimpse in our nightmares, or the sunny place we want to believe it to be. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Hawtreal.wps

Hawthorne vs. Ben Franklin / Dependence and Independence: A 6 page research paper on the tension between dependence and independence in Franklin's Autobiography and Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables. The writer details incidents from both works and relates them to interpersonal, political, and social relationships. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Sevengab.wps

Emerson and Hawthorne / Future & Past America : A 5 page essay in which writer contrasts the two writers in life and work and discusses their legacy to American culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Natem.rtf

Emerson’s and Hawthorne’s Rebellion : A 5 page paper discussing two statements: In comparing Hawthorne’s statement of "what we did had a consecration of its own—we felt it so" and Emerson’s "society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of its members," there is guilt present, either in barely perceptible tones or in crashing waves that color all of the aspects of life it does not obliterate. The comparison of the two original statements does have Romantic rebellion at their centers. The difference between them is that Hester Prynne, the fictional character, was the only one prepared to live her rebellion. Hester was more a "man" than was either Emerson or Hawthorne. Bibliography lists 6 sources. RomRebel.doc

Hawthorne vs. Poe / Dark But Not Necessarily Gothic : A 5 page paper discussing two stories of Poe’s : "Ligeia," and "The Fall of the House of Usher," and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Minister’s Black Veil" in light of the Gothic tradition of the nineteenth century. The paper concludes that Poe’s stories are Gothics and Hawthorne’s is not because Hawthorne is trying to influence the reader’s conscious mind through parable and Poe is going for the unconscious mind through fear. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Ligeia.wps

Hawthorne vs. Faulkner / Family Deterioration and Moral Corruption : An 11 page paper on this theme present in the works of Hawthorne and Faulkner., The writer explores various novels by these two authors and points to the common thread found in each of their novels. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Falkhawt.wps

Hawthorne vs. Faulkner / House of the Seven Gables & The Sound and the Fury :
In this 5 page essay, the writer compares these two novels (the first by Hawthorne and the latter by Faulkner). Thesis analyzed the similarities in the fall of each family in the works.Hawfaulk.wps

Hawthorne vs. Faulkner / The Role of Women : A 4 page paper on Hawthorne and Faulkner's perception of women. The writer discusses how these two authors portray goodness and sin in their characters in the works, Light in August, Sound and the Fury and The Marble Faun. Hfwomen.wps

Hawthorne vs. Faulkner / Human Psychology in "Scarlet Letter" & "Santuary" :
A 3 page paper on these two works by Hawthorne and Faulkner, respectively. The writer examines the psychological aspects of human nature in society's treatment of the two main characters in these works. Humpsych.wps

William Faulkner / Life & Works : 6 pages analyzing the life and works of William Faulkner. Includes brief biography, assessments of "A Rose for Emily" and "The Sound and the Fury," as well as the recurring themes of life and death in his work. No Bibliography. Faulkner.wps

William Faulkner / Women & Moral Value : A 5 page exploration of the female characters in four of William Faulkner’s works : The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, The Unvanquished, and Sanctuary. Bibliography lists four sources in addition to Faulkner's own books. Faulk4.wps

William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" / Analysis Of Characters : An 8 page examination of the characters and their familial relationships, their strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists six additional sources. Laydyin.wps

William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying" / Tragedy : A 5 page paper discussing Darl as a tragic hero in William Faulkner's novel. Tragdie.wps

William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying"/ Family Relationships : A 4 page paper in which the writer explores family relationships in this Faulkner novel. The narrative of the novel is seen as indicative of the theme of the fractured family. No additional sources cited. Laydying.wps

William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying"/ Opposing Critical Viewpoints : A 6 page paper critiquing the novel of the same name by William Faulkner. The critiquing is done as though there were two individual critics, Eldridge and Adams, discussing the book. Each has his own opinions and gradually they come to a semi-agreement in regards to their opinions. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Faulkc.wps

William Faulkner’s "Barn Burning" / Point-Of-View : A 5 page essay discussing the reason that this story by William Faulkner is more effectively told from the child’s point of view than his father’s, and what Faulkner has gained from this choice. It argues that since the amoral Abner is incapable of having a moral dilemma and therefore from generating true conflict, the stronger story comes from his son. No additional sources cited. Barnburn.wps

William Faulkner’s "Barn Burning" / Symbolism & Characterization : A 5 page essay on the famous short story showing how the characterization of Abner Snopes is enhanced by Faulkner’s use of symbolism. Barnfau.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose for Emily" / The Shadow Of The Father : A 7 page paper on Faulkner’s short story. It argues that Faulkner uses the posthumous character of Emily’s father to show how she is limited and constricted by small-town Southern society. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Emily3.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose for Emily"/ The Treatment of Southern Women : This 6 page research paper examines the historical treatment of women in America, and as depicted in the novel of the 1924 William Faulkner short story, "A Rose for Emily." Specifically discussed is the South's refusal to 'change with the times' and the mistreatment of sheltered women who had been socially sheltered which resulted. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Rosemily.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose For Emily" / Southern Culture : A 6 page paper on Faulkner’s short story. It shows how Southern culture as much as Emily’s response to it that exerts a death grip over this character’s entire life. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Emilrose.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose For Emily" / Emily As A Noble Character : A 3 page original analysis of the characterization of Emily Grierson in this famous short story. The paper takes the approach that within her internal frame of reference, Emily’s action conform to her own sense of morality and speculates on the causes of such a warped sense of reality. Em.wps

William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"/ Treatment Of Women : A 3 page essay on the treatment of Emily as a rose in Faulkner's story and other symbolism. The writer argues that Faulkner was undecided in his treatment of Emily, but if his intention was to support Emily's side of the incestuous relationship with her father, Faulkner failed. No additional sources cited. Rose.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose For Emily"/ Death & Decay : A 5 page paper analyzing these themes in William Faulkner’s classic short story. The paper shows how the images of decay pertaining to the Grierson house reflects the social and moral decay of the woman who lives in it. Bibliography lists two sources. Deathdec.wps

William Faulkner’s "A Rose for Emily"/ Loneliness & Pride : A 5 page paper providing a critical analysis of this short story by William Faulkner. Specific points covered are theme, foreshadowing, irony, setting, and moral effect. The paper suggests that Faulkner’s intent was to show the loneliness of the wealthy, whom are considered by the rest of society to "have it all."KBemily.wps

William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" / Comparing Two Critical Sources : In 4 pages the author compares "How Reader's Make Meaning" by Robert Crosman and "Atmosphere and Theme in Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily'" by Ray B. West, Jr., which are both about William Faulkner's story "A Rose for Emily". An attempt is made to answer the question of which of the two arguments are found to be convincing and why. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Readmean.wps

William Faulkner’s "The Sound And The Fury"/ Individual & Society : A 5 page paper showing how the theme of the individual in society is portrayed within William Faulkner’s novel. The paper points out that the characteristics of the individual family members illustrate the varying ways in which our search for self-worth in society at large can go awry. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Fury2.wps

William Faulkner’s "The Sound and the Fury" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper reviews the 1928 William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury. Specifically discussed are the decline of the southern family, the Compson's, and how each member reflects his or her individual social identity. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Soundfur.wps

William Faulkner’s "The Sound And The Fury" / Montage & Ordering : This 5 page report discusses how Faulkner has cut and spliced the individual pieces of the story of "The Sound and the Fury" together to create the final representation of the complicated world of one family. No additional sources cited. Montageo.wps

Logical Tragedy as Presented by Faulkner & Hemingway: This 9 page paper discusses the premise that, as presented in "The Sound and the Fury" and "A Farewell to Arms," there is a logical sequence of failure and heartache around which both tragedies revolve. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Faulhem.wps

Caddy ("The Sound And The Fury") And Daisy ("The Great Gatsby") -- The "Lost" Girls Of American Fiction In The 1920s : This 5 page report discusses two female characters that have become quite nearly archetypal in American fiction – women who must be "saved," if not from another man than certainly from themselves. No additional sources cited. Daisy4.wps

William Faulkner’s "Absalom, Absalom!" : A 6 page paper discussing Faulkner’s 1936 novel "Absalom, Absalom!" Primary to the report is a discussion of Faulkner’s use of the past as a significant part of the story. No additional sources are listed. All information is drawn from the book itself. Absalom.doc

William Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!"/ Character Of Sutpen : 5 pages in length. William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! has been critiqued by a number of writers who have attempted to delve deep into the author's subconscious in order to understand the work's true meaning. In reviewing the characters, Sutpen is one of the most prevalent within these reviews, establishing a considerable share of attention when it comes to realizing each character's importance. The writer discusses how three separate critical sources portray the character of Sutpen. Bibliography lists 3 sources. FaulkAbs.wps

William Faulkner’s "The Bear" / Symbolism : A 5 page paper which examines William Faulkner’s use of illusions and symbols in his short story, "The Bear." Bibliography lists 2 sources. Thebear.wps

William Faulkner’s "The Reivers" / Bildungsroman : A 5 page analysis of William Faulkner’s final novel. The paper examines Faulkner’s use of an eleven-year-old protagonist, and discusses how well this novel fits the profile of a coming-of-age story, or Bildungsroman. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Reivers.wps

Kate Chopin's "The Awakening": An 8 page analysis of the depiction of women and their revolutionary role as was specifically evidenced by the character of Edna in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" (19th century). Complimented by 5 sources listed in bibliography. Awakenin.wps

Kate Chopin’s The Awakening : A 6 page essay offering a general critique of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. Condemned in 1899, this book has received accolades during the last 25 years as an honest and courageous work. The writer discusses the journey the main character takes in finding herself to the feminist movement and also points out that the main character's husband was also restricted in that time era. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Chopawak.wps

Kate Chopin’s Awakening / The Role of Women in Society in the Late 19th Century New Orleans : Kate Chopin’s story "The Awakening" focuses on the life of Edna Pontellier, a wife, mother and a woman vastly conflicted about her notion of self and her role in the world. This perspective is used to represent Chopin’s perspectives on the role of women in society, and a concentration on the notion of female subjugation as a major component of this role. This 6 page paper provides support for this as a central theme in Chopin’s work, and also reflects upon sections of the text as they defines the relationships and characters in the work. Chopwom.wps

Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" / The Importance Of Edna : 5 pages in length. Inner strength, unrelenting passion and an extraordinary sense of escapism is representative of Edna Pontellier, the heroine of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. Her intricate character symbolizes the very dichotomy that plagues each and every woman: the desire to be a faithfully devoted wife and mother, while at the same time the urgency to confront the inward sensual struggles that constantly fight for freedom. The writer discusses Edna, who exemplifies this inherent conflict and recognizes her need to break free from the typical societal molds cast upon women. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Ednap.wps

Kate Chopin’s "The Awakening" / Character Of Edna # 2 : A 4 page essay on the development of the character of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin’s novel. The paper traces Edna’s life as a complacent married woman through her romance with a younger man and the subsequent changes this produced in her life. Bibliography lists two sources in addition to Chopin’s novel. Edna.wps

Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" / Character of Edna # 3 : A 2 page analysis of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening." Writer sees her as a character that gradually learns to understand her own true self. No bibliography. Awakport.wps

Kate Chopin’s "The Awakening" / Edna's Resurrecting Soul : A 6 page paper arguing that Chopin creates the soul of Other, in order to reflect the political themes affecting Creoles in The Awakening. The Other is expressed in the soul of Edna as both black and a "domesticated" woman. It is also reflected of the soul housed in the construct of the body. All of these souls need releasing, which Chopin displays through imagery of flight as it is reflected in the warnings and subtleties of birds in flight. Chopin also uses water imagery as the residence of the soul, where contemplation of the soul is learned, as in Edna learning to swim, and also where the truth of the soul awaits in the sea like a lover. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Enda.wps

Kate Chopin’s "The Awakening" vs. Ellison’s "Invisible Man" : A 9 page exploratory research paper investigating the philosophies of determinism and free will, in particular, how these concepts are depicted in two specific works, The Awakening and The Invisible Man. First, explanations of determinism and free will are presented, then a brief discussion about their inclusion in literature. Finally, an exploration and defense for each philosophy in each of the two books is presented. Bibliography is included. Determ.wps

Kate Chopin’s "The Awakening" vs. Freeman’s "The Revolt of Mother" : A 5 page analysis of these two works in regards to tone, setting, and theme in relationship to the psycho-sociological goals of the authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Chopfree.wps

Chopin’s "The Awakening" & Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn / Lure of the Water : A 5 page paper looking at the motifs of ocean and river in these two works by Kate Chopin and Mark Twain, respectively. The paper traces these motifs through the two novels, and suggests symbolic explanations for their tremendous power. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Water.wps

Kate Chopin's "NegCreole" vs. Mark Twain's "Huck Finn" : A 5 page paper that explores racism and the treatment of the feminine role in these two works. The subject is studied from an analysis of viewpoint and plot in relationship to Neg and Huck/Jim, and the women in the stories. The paper posits that although their intent was similar, Twain could only see the slavery/racism issue from a white man looking in, while Chopin, who identifies with being part Creole, sees the issue from the inside looking out. No additional sources cited. Choptwan.wps

Kate Chopin's "NegCreole" vs. Mark Twain's "Huck Finn" # 2 : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the racial and societal impacts for Jim and Neg in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Kate Chopin's Neg Creole. No additional sources cited. Twaincho.wps

Kate Chopin's "The Storm" / Imagery & Symbolism Of Flowers : In this 2 page essay on Chopin's "The Storm," the writer is concerned with how flowers are used as images of the intimacy between nature and human longing. Specific examples and quotes are used to support points made. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Stormthe.wps

Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" / Analysis : A 5 page paper that analyzes Chopin's short work in terms of making a statement about the plight of women through the literary techniques of foreshadowing, paralellism, similes, and imagery. Storyh.wps

Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" / Setting : A 5 page research paper on Melville's story and the importance of the setting in understanding it. The writer details the setting, the terms used to describe it, and how it related to each stage of Bartleby's withdrawal from life. No additional sources cited. Bartleby.wps

Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" : A 6 page paper on the moral and philosophical questions that are present in this novel. The writer discusses the main characters and Melville's obvious interpretation of them as they relate to good and evil. Bibliography lists eight sources. Billybud.wps

Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" : Henry Salt considered Melville's later works as fantasies rather than a relation of sober facts. This was not the case with "Billy Budd." There are elements of the transcendental and he has certainly embedded the essence of biblical lore within the story, but it is, at it's heart, a tale such as would be told via a newspaper; straightforward, informative and based on pertinent circumstances. "Billy Budd" is a story of a young seaman who is unjustly persecuted by a fellow ship mate who is jealous of his qualities and stature among the rest of the crew. The qualities demonstrated by Billy are: honesty, humility and the art of peacemaking. This 5 page paper explores Melville's presentation of the character of Billy Budd in terms of these three qualities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. BilBud.wps

Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" : Henry Salt considered Melville's later works as fantasies rather than a relation of sober facts. This was not the case with Billy Budd. There are elements of the transcendental and he has certainly embedded the essence of biblical lore within the story, but it is, at it's heart, a tale such as would be told via a newspaper; straightforward, informative and based on pertinent circumstances. Billy Budd is a story of a young seaman who is unjustly persecuted by a fellow ship mate who is jealous of his qualities and stature among the rest of the crew. The qualities demonstrated by Billy are: honesty, humility and the art of peacemaking. This 5 page paper explores Melville's presentation of the character of Billy Budd in terms of these three qualities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Budd2.wps

Herman Melville’s Billy Budd / Captain Vere - A Psychoanalytical View of a Man Conflicted or Self-Directed? : Captain Vere, the pivotal character who determines the fate of the title character in Melville’s Billy Budd, appears at the onset to be a man conflicted. Vere has a strong sense of duty and his personality appears to be defined by his notion of compliance with his role as Captain and the conflict that occurs because of he must apply the law to the actions of the innocent Budd. But there is also an alternative perspective on the nature of Vere, including the belief that Vere represents a character driven by motives that have defined his psychosis, and that this is the real reason that he directs Budd’s execution. This 8 page paper provides a psychoanalytical perspective on the nature of Vere’s conflicting personality and his corresponding behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Capvere.wps

Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" / Symbolism : A 10 page paper looking at Herman Melville’s classic novel. The paper examines Melville’s use of symbolism, and shows how all the literally hundreds of lesser symbols work together to underscore the effect of the symbol of the white whale. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Mobyd.wps

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and the Symbolism of White : In this 7 page analysis, the writer discusses Melville's symbolic use of the color white in his classic novel "Moby Dick" -- as well as in several others. According to the writer, numerous examples exist concerning purity, the "rightness" of mankind, etc; Excellent examples are provided and assertions are supported with proper citations. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Melvill2.wps

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and the Character of Pip : 8 pages in length. An analytical look at Melville's depiction of the character Pip in his classic story "Moby Dick." The discussion of this particular character is most important in the sense that Pip, a Black man, was shown very much for his human qualities even though the story was written at a time when the United States still supported legalized slavery in many areas. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Mobydick.wps

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and the Character of Ahab : A 5 page discussion of how Captain Ahab challenges the very order of creation in his pursuit of Moby Dick. No additional sources cited. Ahab.rtf

Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick" vs. William Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" :  A 6 page paper in which the writer argues that through mad antics toward ‘the revenge plot,’ both Ahab and Hamlet serve to bring the action in the two tragedies to their inevitable conclusions. In all aspects the characters’ motivations are different. Ahab’s madness is more focused and not within Ahab’s control--he is unable to see beyond it. Hamlet’s madness is feigned. The characters’ decision-making abilities are also in contrast to each other, and their view of God, the Devil and responsibility to same also come from a divergent slant on the moralistic ideals behind their given situations. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Mobyham.wps

Herman Melville’s "Benito Cereno": A 5 page analysis of Melville’s story, focusing on the denial and rationalization abilities of Captain Delano. The story ultimately is the illustration of the unthinking prejudice of race based on a lack of understanding, and the author makes his points against the backdrop of mental instability and lack of mental wholeness. To the charges of Melville’s day that the black race was somehow intellectually inferior so that the white race could continue their rationalization for enslaving a segment of their human brothers, Melville takes the less-than-sane notion and uses the backdrop of lack of awareness to magnify the ultimate futility and irrationality in adhering to such views. No additional sources cited. Cereno.wps

Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno" / Race and Moral : A short 1 page essay on Melville's "Benito Cereno," a tale of suppressed slave rebellion, which the writer feels can easily be regarded as a tale of racism and moral liability. No Bibliography. Melville.wps *TOTAL PRICE ONLY $ 9.95 !

Herman Melville’s "Pierre" v. Rowson’s "Charlotte Temple" / Wages of Sin : A 7 page paper looking at Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple and Herman Melville’s Pierre in terms of their emphasis on sin and death. The paper concludes that both novels end so tragically because eighteenth and nineteenth-century society could not accept any other retribution for turning one’s back on society. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Wagesin.wps

Herman Melville, Hemingway, & Ellison / Reason and Emotion : A 10 page examination of the way emotion and reason are reflected in these author’s worldviews. Looking specifically at "Bartleby the Scrivener," "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," and Invisible Man, the paper traces a historical progression from irrationality to full-fledged absurdity, and notes the loss of emotional center that accompanies it. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Melvhem.wps

Should "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Be Taught? : A 5 page paper which advocates the addition of Mark Twain’s controversial post-Civil War novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) to the American high-school curriculum. Bibliography lists 1 source. Teachuck.wps

The Two Sides of Mark Twain : A 7 page paper on the life and works of Mark Twain. It points out that the persona the author presents in the earlier short stories [Innocents Abroad, The Gilded Age, The Prince & The Pauper, etc;] is much different than the one he presents in Huckleberry Finn. Bibliography lists 5 sources including Twain’s books. Huck2.wps

Mark Twain / A Life Of Writing.. And Controversy : A 6 page paper on the life and works of Samuel Clemens, pen name-- Mark Twain. The writer discusses how some of Twain's own life experiences along the Mississippi River and elsewhere are reflected in his fiction. Several key works including "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Huckleberry Finn," & "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" are examined. Some of the controversy over Mark Twain's content is brought up as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Twain.wps

Morality In The Works Of Mark Twain : A 7 page paper examining Twain’s evocation of morals in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The paper concludes that Twain wrote books not only for entertainment, but to express his particular views on morality as well. Bibliography lists nine sources. Twainmor.wps

Mark Twain’s "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" : A 5 page paper arguing that the purpose of this fable was to poke fun at British criticism of U.S. policy--but also with a minute postcript agreement with that assessment by Mark Twain. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Yankee.wps

Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" / Characteristics Of The Novel : A 9 page paper analyzing the five components that make a good novel: depth of theme; the use of symbolism; realistic characterization; control of tone; and a satisfying structure, and showing them in relation to Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. Bibliography lists five sources. Hucknove.wps

Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" / Jim’s Development : An 8 page paper tracking the progression of Jim’s characterization in Mark Twain’s novel from a superstitious stereotype to a real human being. The paper observes that Huck’s realization that Jim is his equal parallels Jim’s own. Bibliography lists eight sources. Jimhuck.wps

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn vs J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye / Holden vs Huck : A 5 page paper on comparing these two immortal adolescent protagonists of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. The paper observes that although neither boy really understands what he has learned at the end of his tale, he has learned a great deal and is ready to go out into the world and put his "heart knowledge" into practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Holdhuck.wps

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn vs J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye/ Holden vs Huck #2 : In 4 pages the author compares the main characters of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield share many similarities and some differences. They are both boys trying to get by the best they know how. Huck Finn lived along the Mississippi River. Holden Caulfield lived in Pennsylvania. Huck Finn was rural. Holden Caulfield was city. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Huckhold.wps

Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" / The Raft Journey : A 5 page paper examining the symbolism of the raft and the journey Huck and Jim take on it in Mark Twain’s classic novel. The paper concludes that the raft journey symbolizes a metaphorical descent into the underworld, where Huck learns about himself and his relationship to Jim, and emerges changed. Bibliography lists 1 source. Rafthuck.wps

Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" & The Importance of the River : 6 pages in length. The writer's thesis states that in the novel, the river was a source of knowledge and a perennial "guiding light" for characters. A well-organized analytical essay follows to prove this point. Bibliography lists 6 supporting sources. Huckfinn.wps

Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" and Moral Conscience : In this well-written 3 page essay, the writer describes Huckleberry Finn as a tale of moral conscience. Several examples of the ethical dilemmas faced by Huck are analyzed as are the moral choices he ultimately made. Bibliography lists 1 additional source. Huckfin2.wps

Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" / Theme Of Escape : A 5 page paper that addresses the theme of escape and how it is used, defined and counterbalanced among the characters in Mark Twain's novel. Particular attention is paid to the characters of Huck Finn and Jim, who represent various themes of escape in regards to slavery. This is contrasted (counterbalanced) to representatives of the white and slave societies in the novel, with Huck and Jim both representing both of those cultures and the political voices within them. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Huckfinn.doc

Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" / Presentation Of Moral Issues : An 8 page paper discussing the evolution of Huck’s own sense of ethics in contrast to those of the nineteenth-century ante-bellum society in which Twain wrote. It is ultimately concluded that the story confronts us with questions of what American society is and what it should and could be--Even in light of criticisms surrounding the book, the moral issues presented make it a most worthwhile story. Bibliography lists 6 supporting sources plus the novel itself. Huckfin3.wps

Mark Twain’s "Huckleberry Finn" / Racial Acceptance : A 6 page paper examining whether Mark Twain’s masterpiece is in fact a racist novel, and concluding that there is no basis for that assertion at all. Ample evidence from textual quotes shows the book to be tremendously racially-healing. Bibliography lists one source. Huckrace.wps

Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" : As the title of this book suggests, Tom Sawyer, and the author, Mark Twain, believed that life was a series of adventures. The playful, occasionally skirting the edges of malicious, sense of fun that permeates the story is the fictional representation of the belief that childhood should be a care-free time. In today's world children no longer live this illusion, as Tom did, and can only connect with it through such modern character's as TV's Bart Simpson. This 6 page paper describes how both Tom and Bart are masters at the art they ascribe to: the prank and the hoax. Each gives the reader, and, or, viewer, an insight into the mind of the child, almost adolescent, of their separate times. Bibliography lists 9 sources. TomSaw2.wps

Mark Twain’s "Prince and The Pauper" : An 11 page paper on this relatively seldom-studied book by Mark Twain. After presenting a brief synopsis, the paper looks at the book’s initial critical reception -- which was much more favorable than its reputation now -- and then analyzes its place in the Twain corpus, a hundred years after its publication. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources. Princep.wps

Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson" / Critical Analysis : This 10 page research paper critically examines Mark Twain's 1896 novel about slavery and murder, Pudd'nhead Wilson. Specifically presented is a critical essay, which is contrasted with another piece of criticism to draw concrete conclusions about the work. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Puddnhed.wps

Mark Twain’s "The Story of the Bad Little Boy" : A 5 page paper on this short story by Mark Twain. The story is analyzed and the theme is examined and compared to Twain's other works. Badboy.wps`

Don Quixote and Huck Finn : A 4 page research paper describing the novels, Don Quixote and Huckleberry Finn. The writer compares the two books, describes each book, and classifies them both in the picaresque tradition. Donquix.wps

Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" : A 6 page analytical comparison between two opposite characters : Abigail Williams and John Proctor. Essay is thesis-orientated and includes supporting materials from three sources cited in bibliography. Crucible.wps

The Crucible / Arthur Miller’s Rebuttal to McCarthyism : An 8 page paper looking at Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible in terms of its relationship to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. The paper examines the underlying causes of both historical events, and shows how human nobility and honor can stand up against the most ruthless of social forces. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Crucmill.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Willy Loman & The American Dream : A 9 page paper on Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman. The writer demonstrates how the plight of the protagonist, Willy Loman, represents the tarnishing of the American Dream, and shows how the play serves as a clear indictment of the American capitalist system. Bibliography lists seven sources. Wloman.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Willie Loman As The Author : A 7 page paper analyzing the extent to which Death of A Salesman can be considered autobiographical -- a reflection of Arthur Miller’s own life. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources. Salesmn5.wps

Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" / On The Character Of Willie Loman : A 6 page paper on one aspect of the illusions of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s play. The paper argues that Willy’s confusion of his two mentors -- a former salesman and his brother Ben -- causes him to create a warped value system, which he then passes on to his sons. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources. Liked.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" & August Wilson’s "Fences" : A 5 page paper which considers whether or not August Wilson’s play, Fences (1985), is an African-American version of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1947). Specifically examined are the similarities and differences between the two plays. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dosfence.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Hopelessness Of Willy Loman : A 5 page paper discussing the emotional makeup of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman. Also analyzes how Loman’s doubts, insecurities, and hopelessness affected his relationships. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Hopew.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / The Tragedy of Willy Loman : A 5 page paper evaluating Arthur Miller’s claim that "tragedy is the conscience of a man’s total compulsion to evaluate himself justly." The writer argues that Willy Loman’s tragedy is, in fact, that he cannot evaluate himself justly; even suicide is preferable to that. Bibliography lists two sources. Lomant.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" / Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero : In 4 pages, the writer discusses the tragic hero in Death of a Salesman. The plight of Willy Loman is analyzed as definitively tragic. No additional sources cited. Herosale.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" / From A Modern Point-of-View : A 5 page paper addressing the play, "Death of a Salesman," and considering it from a modern day perspective. The play deals with many issues which are just as prevalent today, and in that respect not much about the play would need to be changed in order to make it a modern day movie attraction. But an examination of the possibilities is provided, including a brief sketch of possible actors for the 4 lead characters. Essentially this is an examination of a hypothetical situation where the play was being redone in a modern format. No additional sources cited. Saledeat.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Society And The Individual : A 5 page paper looking at the roles of Miller’s protagonist Willy Loman and American society itself in bringing about Willy’s downfall. The paper argues that both are equally culpable -- society for inventing the myth of the American Dream, and Willy for buying into it. Bibliography lists 1 source. Socsal4.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" / Importance of Fate : In 4 pages, the writer discusses the importance of fate in Death of a Salesman and how it brought Willy Loman to his station in life. No additional sources cited. Fatesale.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Linda Loman As A Perfect Wife : 5 pages in length. Linda Loman, wife of Willy Loman in the play Death of a Salesman, is the epitome of the perfect wife. Her loyalty and devotion would be enough of a testimonial on their own, but Linda's qualifications goes far beyond that. The writer defends the position that Linda is, in fact, a perfect wife by illustrating to what lengths she goes to bolster her husband both in times of crisis and in their everyday lives. Lomanwif.wps

Arthur Miller's "Death Of A Salesman" -- Characters of Biff & Happy : In this 5 page paper, the writer compares and contrasts protagonist Willy Loman's two sons (Biff & Happy). Specifically analyzed : the young mens' relationship with each other, their mother, and most importantly, their father. No Bibliography. Salesmn.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Dysfunction : A 5 page paper analyzing the dysfunctional family as shown in Arthur Miller's play. Defines a functional family and contrasts it to the Loman family of the play. No additional sources cited. Deathfam.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Politics : A 6 page paper looking at the degree to which Arthur Miller’s own political activism is reflected in the play Death of a Salesman. The paper argues that although some critics felt the play was Marxist, Miller was in fact reflecting the world the way he, and not Marx, saw it. Bibliography lists seven sources. Sales8.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" / Setting In The Play : A 5 page paper on the physical set of Arthur Miller’s play. The paper looks in detail at the directions for construction and design of the set for this play, and observes how these details serve to emphasize the theme of the play itself. Bibliography lists three sources. Setdeath.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of A Salesman" Hoffman as Loman In The Film Version :
A 5 page paper comparing the televised version of Arthur Miller’s play, starring Dustin Hoffman, with the original work. No additional sources cited. Deathsale.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death Of A Salesman" vs. "The Price" / Aging & The Family : This 12 page research paper examines the impact of the aging process not only on the aged family member but also on his family. Specifically discussed is this issue as explored by the plays of Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman and The Price. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Famage.wps

Arthur Miller’s "After The Fall" / Failure : A 6 page paper critiquing the 1964 play by Arthur Miller. The paper concludes that in addition to a puzzling theme, After The Fall is burdened with too many characters who have too little characterization and carry too much symbolic baggage. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Fallfail.wps

Three Plays of Arthur Miller : A 5 page paper looking at 3 plays by this well-known American playwright -- Death of A Salesman, A View From The Bridge, and After The Fall. The writer argues that the first two plays explore clearly-defined and important themes which have significance and resonance in our society; the third does not, but it represents a sincere effort on the part of a great talent to make sense of his world. No sources. Threemil.wps

Women In The Plays Of Arthur Miller : A 40 page thesis on five plays by this well-known American playwright -- Death of A Salesman from the 1940s, The Crucible and A View From The Bridge from the 1950s, After The Fall from the 1960s, and A Ride Down Mount Morgan from the 1990s. After analyzing the four main types of female characters that appear in these plays, the writer concludes that the tendency of much of Miller’s work to focus on the inner thoughts of one male protagonist gives little opportunity for the development of female characterization. Bibliography lists 16 sources.. Millplay.wps

Ernest Hemingway / A Life On Paper : A 7 page paper discussing the relationship of the events and people of Ernest Hemingway’s life to the characters and plots in his fiction. Three novels are discussed, and numerous correspondences pointed out. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Heming2.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s Own Life Reflected In His Work : This 7 page paper explores the life and work of author Ernest Hemingway, and how his art was a direct result of his life. Hemingway's narrative style, character structure and common themes are also examined. Hemingway.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s Own Life Reflected In His Short Stories : An 8 page paper looking at three of Hemingway’s short stories -- "Soldier’s Home," "A Cat in the Rain," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" -- in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway’s own life. The writer concludes that his stories from World War I on reflect a deepening despair, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning. Bibliography lists two sources. Hemlife.wps

"Comfortable Inaction" and Courage in Hemingway and Tellez : A 4 page paper looking at the conflict between fate and free will, in circumstances calling for moral courage. Stories examined are Hemingway’s "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and Hernando Tellez’ "Just Lather, That’s All." Bibliography lists two sources. Hemtell.wps

Hemingway’s Own Life Reflected In His Short Stories #2 : A 9 page paper looking at three of Hemingway’s short stories -- "Soldier’s Home," "A Cat in the Rain," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" -- in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway’s own life. The paper concludes that his stories from World War I on reflect a deepening despair, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning. Bibliography lists two sources. Hemlife2.wps

Hemingway’s Life as Depicted in his Stories : An 8 page analysis of how three of Hemingway’s stories -- "Soldier’s Home", "A Cat in the Rain," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" not only reflect experiences in Hemingway’s own life, but reflect the deepening despair over the meaninglessness of life which resulted from his experiences in World War I. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Lifehem.wps

Hemingway's Heroes : In the three stories: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, The Soldier's Home and Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway presents the reader with complex characterizations of both male and female attributes that can be defined within the parameters of "hero" as used in this essay. His male characters are embedded in a struggle to reach the goal of self awareness, courageous, honorable and often seen as the stereotypical macho male. The females are interpreted as "bitches" but have the underlying attributed of strength of character, sense of responsibility and are faithful to their own concept of themselves. This is a 6 page examines presents explanation and examples for this argument. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Hemhero2.wps

Ernest Hemingway - The Fascinating Hero : An 8 page paper discussing the life and works of Ernest Hemingway. He was a man who was fascinated by stories of heroes and quite likely envisioned himself, in his purest form, as a hero. While Hemingway did not actually perform any truly heroic acts he perhaps wish he had. He was essentially driven to brink of madness, much like many artists, and committed suicide late in his life. He was known to be a depressed individual on occasion and perhaps it was the fact that life as an old man with no more chances at adventure or heroism caused him to immerse himself in a depression that led to his death. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Fashero.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" / Explicated : A 5 page look at a critical article by Claude Clayton Smith of Ohio Northern University, which focuses on a "lost allusion" contained in Hemingway’s novel. The paper argues that this reference, which ties Hemingway’s novel to A.E.W. Mason’s "The Crystal Trench", would be completely indecipherable without scholarship such as that provided by Smith. Bibliography lists 1 source. Sunexp.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s Short Stories / Modernism, Postmodernism, & The Search For Meaning : An 8 page paper looking at stories by Ernest Hemingway ("A Clean Well-Lighted Place" and "Snows of Kilimanjaro") and Donald Barthelme ("A Shower of Gold") to show how the transition of literature from modernism to postmodernism mirrors the increasing uncertainty of contemporary life. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hembarth.wps

Ernest Hemingway / Gender Relations in His Short Stories : A 7 page paper analyzing the reason for the lack of communication between the sexes in three of Hemingway’s stories: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "The End of Something." The paper concludes that the Hemingway code does not give much room for softness, sensitivity, and self-articulation. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources. Hemgen.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" : A 6 page essay in which the writer describes Hemingway’s short story as one of supreme loneliness, despair, and "nothingness." No additional sources cited. Clearwel.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "A Clean Well Lighted Place" : In 6 pages, the writer discusses "A Clean Well Lighted Place." It is posited that Hemingway and his characters share a commonality... His writing reflects his own life. Clearwe2.wps

Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" : A 4 page essay analyzing Hemingway's short story. The writer analyzes the significance of the title "Hills Like White Elephants," as well as various other symbolisms that occur throughout the story. Hillslik.wps

Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" / The Abortion Issue : A 5 page research essay on the legitimacy of the abortion debate in Hemmingway’s story as it relates to safety. The writer shows the need for abortion throughout time, how unsafe abortions were at the time Hemmingway wrote the story, and how the story reflects this reality. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Elptabrt.doc

Hemingway’s Own Life Reflected In His Short Stories : A 9 page paper looking at three of Hemingway’s short stories -- "Soldier’s Home," "A Cat in the Rain," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" -- in terms of their relationship to events and experiences in Hemingway’s own life. The paper concludes that his stories from World War I on reflect a deepening despair, and a conviction that life ultimately was without meaning. Bibliography lists two sources. Hemlife2.wps

Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" / Symbolism : In 8 pages, the author discusses the use of symbolism in "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway. Many examples of symbolism are given. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Whitelep.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "Hills Like White Elephants" vs. "Clean, Well-Lighted Place": A 5 page essay on the concept of oneness as it relates to "everything" versus "nothing" in Hemmingway’s two stories. The writer discusses the concept of oneness in terms of dichotomies in plot, setting, characterization and dialogue. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Elephnts.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "Butterfly & The Tank" / Hemingway in Spain : A 5 page examination of Ernest Hemingway’s short story, "The butterfly and the tank" as a metaphor of Hemingway and the war itself as perceived by his critical contemporaries. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Buttrfly.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" / Analysis & Review : A 6 page general overview in which the writer discusses the novel’s meaning, influence, and success. Bibliography cites 5 additional sources. Sunalso.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" / Exchange Of Money : A 6 page paper on the importance of buying, lending, and paying for things in Hemingway’s first novel. The paper suggests that Hemingway is using money as a substitute for meaning. Two sources cited. Rises.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" / Review Of A Literary Critique :
5 pages in length. Robert Meyerson's analysis of Ernest Hemingway's character Robert Cohn in The Sun Also Rises is both accurate and revealing with regard to the overall central claims about the novel. The writer evaluates the article's main arguments and judges the validity of those points. Suncrit.wps

Ernest Hemingway / The "Sun Also Rises" Vs. "The Old Man and the Sea" : A 7 page research paper comparing the characters, setting and plots of the two great Hemingway books. The writer details plot synopses, main characters, the settings, and the meanings derived from them. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hemingwy.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "The Old Man & The Sea" : 9 pages in length. A concise analysis of Hemmingway’s novel concentrating primarily upon its use of biblical symbolism. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Oldman2.wps

Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" / Nature, Death, & Manhood : A 9 page research paper on Hemingway's classic tale and its meaning. The writer details how the setting is symbolic of Hemingway's views of life and death, and what it means to be a real man. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Oldman.wps

Works of Literature Analyzed : This 5 page paper provides an overview for Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea and Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The symbolic nature of each is explored and the two works are compared. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Litwork.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "A Farewell To Arms": A 5 page essay on the transformation of Frederic Henry, the main character in this Ernest Hemingway’s novel. The writer traces events in the novel to show how Henry develops from being very immature at the beginning of the story and then ... through the processes of war and his love for Catherine, he matures. Farewel2.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "For Whom the Bell Tolls" / Use of Characterization : A 6 page research paper that examines Hemingway's use of characterization to broaden the scope and breadth of the novel's setting and time frame. The writer demonstrates that the complex nature of Spanish society is shown via the presence of a varied cast of minor characters that also contribute to the reader's understanding of the protagonist. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Chartoll.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "For Whom the Bell Tolls" / Hemingway’s Loneliness :
A 5 page overview of the underlying theme of loneliness and self deception in the characters of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Associates these characteristics as being reminiscent of Hemingway himself. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Heminbel.wps

Hemingway’s Heroes / "A Farewell To Arms" vs. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" : An 8 page paper discussing the figure of the Hemingway Code Hero -- the stock figure he invented as the personification of the perfect man -- in both Frederick Henry and Robert Jordan. The paper concludes that even though these characters are very different, in their different aspects as seeker and finder, they are both representations of the Hemingway Code Hero. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hemhero.wps

Ernest Hemingway’s "Soldier’s Home" / Critical Analysis : A 4 page exposition of Hemingway’s short story, looking at the background of the protagonist, a soldier just home from the war, before and during the war. Special attention is paid to how Krebs’ activities before the story opens affect the story’s development and outcome. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Soldierh.wps

Hemingway’s Short Stories : 5 pages in length. Three of Hemingway's short stories are compared: A Clean Well-Lighted Place; Indian Camp; and Soldier's Home. Common themes are discussed with examples. Hemingway has demonstrated how values clash in each of the stories and what despair does to humankind. Bibliography lists 4 references. 3hem.wps

The World Of F. Scott Fitzgerald : A 5 page research paper that gives a brief look at the work of Fitzgerald as a whole while attempting to explain why Fitzgerald’s reputation flourishes despite that fact that his only work of critical acclaim is The Great Gatsby. The writer demonstrates that this may have more to do with the critics then with the actual merits of Fitzgerald’s work. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Fitzscot.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald / How Three of his Characters Represent His Own Characteristics, Aspirations, & Experiences : In 5 pages the author discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald and a comparison of him to the protagonists in 3 of his novels. Amory Blaine is the protagonist of "This Side of Paradise." Jay Gatsby is the protagonist of "The Great Gatsby." Monroe Stahr is the protagonist of "The Love of the Last Tycoon." Although all of these are fictional characters, these three men represent the characteristics, aspirations, and experiences of their author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. In many ways Fitzgerald wrote himself into his classic and/or tragic heroes. Bibliography lists 9 sources. PCfsfcax.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Gatsby's Desire for Daisy : A 7 page essay exploring why Gatsby had such an obsessive desire for Daisy. The writer purports that Gatsby began by pursuing an ideal, not the real woman. In fact, he could not recognize the type of person she had become since they last saw each other. Gatsby lives in a dream world and Daisy is part of that dream. As the novel progresses, however, Gatsby's feelings change. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Gatsdais.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Dr. T.J. Eckelburg & Daisy Buchanan : A 5 page paper discussing the symbolism of the optometrist’s billboard in The Great Gatsby. The writer makes a comparison between the amoral Daisy Buchanan and the unfeeling, unmoving doctor painted in the billboard, and observes that lack of values becomes, in and of itself, a negative value. Bibliography lists five sources. Grgats.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Character Sketch of Nick Carraway :
A 5 page paper which provides a character sketch of Nick Carraway, the narrator and protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby. Bibliography lists 1 source. Nickcarr.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / The American Dream : A 6 page paper looking at F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest novel in terms of its indictment of the American Dream. Through a deep analysis of the novel’s symbolism, it shows how the novel’s characters are seduced by the mistaken belief that money equals self-worth. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Gatsdrem.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "Great Gatsby" / Corrupt Vision Of The American Dream : This 5 page report discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel "The Great Gatsby" and explains the ways in which Gatsby presents a twisted and corrupted version of the "great American dream." No additional sources cited. Gatdream.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Corrupting The American Dream :
A 4 page paper that argues the importance of the theme of corruption of the American Dream in F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel. The writer suggests that the dichotomy created by the characterizations of Nick and the Wilsons in comparison with the lifestyles of Gatsby and the Buchanans is significant to the theme of corruption. Both Gatsby and the Buchanans represent social groups hoping to achieve prosperity and social acceptance. But this same goal is also their undoing and the disparity between these characters and Nick, as well as the Wilson's creates an ironic portrayal. Gatsby.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "Great Gatsby" / Changing Values : A 5 page research paper on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of the character Tom Buchanan to reflect the corruption of America in terms of Big Business and racism. The writer argues that Buchanan is only one of the characters which reflect Fitzgerald’s sense of a being "last in a line" of American gentlemen. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cngatsby.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Gatsby’s Search For Himself : A 5 page analysis of Gatsby and his true identity. While having come from a poor background, in comparison to Daisy’s, he became the incredibly wealthy man we see in the beginning of the story. Because he is wealthy by no means has changed his character or his desires. Everyone in the story is driven by some unforeseen force that leads them to behave in such a manner that would indicate they were somehow not in touch with reality. Wealth itself, being the main issue of the story, does not make for mental stability or a happy ending. No additional sources cited. Gatsby5.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" / Settings : A 3 page essay on the use of setting and how they influence the characters in the novel and what impact settings have on the novel as a whole. No additional sources cited. Gatsby3.wps

F.Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night": A 7 page paper on this classic novel. The writer focuses on Dick Diver, the protagonist and priestly/father figure of the novel, and how he relates to the other characters. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Fscottf.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night" --Loss of the Dream : A 9 page paper on this novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The writer explores the themes of incest and moral decline as they relate to the facade of the American Dream. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Tendern2.wps

F. Scott Fitzgerald / Disposable Morality in "Tender is the Night" : An 11 page paper dealing with the theme of Dick Diver's moral decline in Fitzgerald's novel. In order to build the writer's thesis, Diver's personality, relationship to other characters, and collapsed value system are among the many variables discussed. Bibliography lists 7 supporting critical sources. Tenderni.wps

F. Scott Fitgerald’s "The Beautiful and the Damned" : This 4 page report discusses "The Beautiful and the Damned," F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel written in 1922. The writer’s primary focus is on how this novel, like "The Great Gatsby," serves as an example of the American dream gone wrong. Bibliography lists only the book itself as a source. Damned.rtf

John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" : A 6 page, well-organized essay on symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath. The writer also examines the importance of the story's introduction and conclusion. Bibliography cites supporting sources. Grapesof.wps

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" : A 5 page paper that considers the themes of endurance as well as the relationships between man and nature and man and family. The writers focuses upon the determination and endurance of Ma Joad, who is able to demonstrate her ability to survive and to focus on her family even in the midst of great loss and transition. This paper also contains a comparison between Ma Joad and George, of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. No additional sources listed. Grape.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" / Analysis Of Religious Themes : This 7 page research paper examines how the subjects of religion and sin are handled in John Steinbeck's 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Specifically discussed are the characters Jim Casy and Uncle John Joad and the religious significance each depicts. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Grapes.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Grapes of Wrath" / Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis : A 15 page paper which provides an analysis by chapter of the characters and structure of John Steinbeck’s classic American novel, The Grapes of Wrath. No additional sources cited. Chapter.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" / Family Values : This 5 page report discusses the issues of family values and the organization changes faced in society and individual families; as well as, the larger context of the national consciousness and despair of the Great Depression. In John Steinbeck’s 1939 classic In "The Grapes of Wrath," each of these human conditions -- weaknesses and acts of courage – are all alluded to if not completely explored. No additional sources cited. Grapefam.wps

Ma Joad And The Great American Family : A 5 page analysis of the characterization and function of Mrs. Joad in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. The paper shows that through Ma’s compassion and strength, her family grows beyond the bonds of kinship to include all those who suffer. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Majoad.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" / An Historical Perspective : This 6 page paper provides a historical view John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" and then incorporates elements from the story to demonstrate Steinbeck’s depiction of depression-era values and the issues related to unionization and the struggle for maintaining work in the midst of industrial and economic change. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pergrape.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath" vs. Meridel Le Sueur "The Girl": An 8 page paper on these two books by Meridel Le Sueur and John Steinbeck, respectively. The writer describes how both books prove the falseness of the American Dream by stressing collective community action over the primacy of the individual. Bibliography lists three sources. Steingg.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice And Men" : A 6 page paper on this author and his novel "Of Mice and Men." The writer examines the influences in Steinbeck’s life, the major themes, critical appeal, and the book’s enduring value. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Micemen.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice and Men" / Freedom & Commitment : A 5 page paper on the novel by John Steinbeck. The writer analyzes the characters of George and Lennie in terms of their desire for both freedom and commitment, and concludes that while Shooting Lennie may have liberated George from having to care for him, it also has opened doors of opportunity with which he may not be mature enough to deal. Four sources including book. Steinbeck.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice and Men" / Garden of Eden Hypothesis : This 8 page paper discusses the many parallels to the Garden of Eden myth. Also included is a look at the use of myth in literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Miceed.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice And Men" / Use Of Symbolism : This 3 page paper explores author John Steinbeck's employment of symbolism in his 1937 novel. Mmen.wps

John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice And Men" / Use Of Irony : This 3 page paper explores author John Steinbeck's employment of irony in his 1937 novel. Mmen2wps.

John Steinbeck’s "The Chrysanthemums"/ The Character Of Elisa : A 5 page essay on the short story by John Steinbeck that deals specifically with how Steinbeck developed the character of the story’s protagonist, Elisa. The write demonstrates how Steinbeck’s story shows the unfulfilled longings of this country housewife, who compensates for the disappointments in her life through her garden. No additional sources cited. Thechry.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Pearl" : A 5 page paper about the character of Kino in The Pearl. The writer describes the tragedy of The Pearl for Kino and how it brings him sorrow, evil, and death. No additional sources cited. Thepearl.wps

John Steinbeck’s "The Pearl" vs. William Bradford’s "Of Plymouth Plantation" :
A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting William Bradford’s 1650 work with John Steinbeck’s 1945 one. The writer concludes that what pulled the Pilgrim community through its evil times, even more than their God, was the strength they derived from each other and the faith they shared. In embracing capitalism, Steinbeck’s protagonist turns his back on his culture, and thus on a big part of himself. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Pearlpl.wps

John Steinbeck’s "East of Eden" / Good & Evil : A 5 page paper examining this issue in one of John Steinbeck’s last novels. The paper points out that man’s efforts toward goodness count for more in the grand scheme of things than unthinking (and soul-less) virtue. Bibliography lists two sources. Eastofeg.wps

John Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat" / Arthurian Cycle : 10 pages in length. In one of John Steinbeck's more worldly creations, Tortilla Flat adopts a decidedly Arthurian theme that reflects a significant Camelot-esque appeal. Monterey, California, is the site of this modern day Camelot, however, replete with all the elements typically related to King Arthur and his court: lust, temptation, emotion, honor and compelling action. Danny, Pillon, Pablo, Big Jog Portagee, Jesus Maria Corcoran and the old Pirate -- also known as the paisanos -- help tell the tale that surrounds the Arthurian cycle Steinbeck so cleverly weaves within the story. The writer discusses the Arthurian cycle as it relates to Tortilla Flat. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tortilla.wps

John Steinbeck / How Nature Affects His Characters : A 5 page paper on the theme of nature as it exists in Steinbeck's "The Red Pony," and "The Pearl." The writer discusses the common analogies of which Steinbeck makes frequent use in both these novels. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Steinbk.wps

John Steinbeck / American Tragedy : Family values and traditions play a major role in the process of developing the themes of Steinbeck's major novels. He mixes hope and belief in higher powers with social corruption and pressures to conform. The American Tragedy is represented in this struggle and the eventual success of societal pressure to define the family structure as opposed to tradition and moral considerations. This is a 5 page paper looks at Steinbeck's portrayal of the concept of American Tragedy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Johntrag.wps

John Steinbeck vs. Mary Rowlandson / Development Of The Travel Narrative : A 5 page paper that compares Mary White Rowlandson's narrative "A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mary Rowlandson" and John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and considers the impact of the form of the travel narrative as well as attitude and themes. No additional sources cited. Rowstein.wps

John Steinbeck & Cheever : 5 page interpretation of "Country Husband" by John Cheever and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck. Paper argues that the stories are about personal change, and leaving a life of emotional neglect. No outside sources. Country.wps

John Cheever's "Falconer" / Representative & In Contrast To His Other Works : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of Falconer and it's major thematic elements and style, and considers it in comparison to other works by Cheever. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Cheef.wps

Existentialism in Cheever and White : A 4 page look at two very modern stories -- Cheever’s "The Swimmer" and E.B. White’s "The Door" -- in terms of their role as exponents of existentialism. The paper concludes that both protagonists go insane because all the props holding up their self-concept and place in the world have been knocked away, and they glimpse the complete void beneath. Bibliography lists two sources. Cheever.wps

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" / Evil, the Majority, and the Individual : A 10 page research paper on Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery", and the issue of the majority rule vs. minority rights. The writer examines the story of a community which stones to death one of its members to insure crop fertility, and applies this to American majority rule and the individual, with an emphasis on the nature of man. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lottery.wps

Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery" / Message Concerning Society : A 5 page essay on her terrifying short story about human sacrifice in a small agricultural village. The writer addresses this issue and what it says about human societies as a whole giving examples from the past and present where similar thinking is taking place. No additional sources cited. Sjackson.wps

Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery" / Foreshadowing : A 5 page paper examining Shirley Jackson’s famous story in terms of how its ending is foreshadowed by the events in the book. The paper concludes that careful plotting and handling of symbolism leads us toward the shocking ending, but does not spoil it for us. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lottfore.wps

Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery" vs. David Rodriguez’s "I’m Not Stupid" : A 7 page paper discussing a comparison of Margaret Fletcher in the play, I'm not Stupid and Mr. Summers in The Lottery in controlling their environments and others around them. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Control.doc

Shirley Jackson / Biographical Discussion : A basic, 5 page overview of author Shirley Jackson's life & works. Using several of her stories (including The Lottery) as examples, the writer discusses Jackson's frequent use of evil as a theme. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Shirjack.wps

Symbolism & Characterization In Three Short Stories : This 6 page essay makes comparisons between Shirley Jackson's "Lottery," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of Red Death," & John Updike's "A & P." Specific to this analysis are each of the authors use of symbolism, setting, character, etc; No Bibliography. Shortsto.wps

John Updike’s "Wife Wooing" and James Thurber’s "Unicorn in the Garden" / Marriage &Communication : A 5 page analysis of two short stories, John Updike’s "Wife-Wooing" and James Thurber’s "Unicorn in the Garden". Both stories explore the effects of marriages in which the husband and the wives are living very much on two separate planes. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Updthu.wps

John Updike's "A & P" vs. James Joyce's "Araby" : 5 pages in length. John Updike's A & P and James Joyce's Araby share many of the same literary traits, because the former is essentially a retelling of the latter. The primary focus of the two stories revolves around a young man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies of romance that play in his head. That the man does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets him off into emotional collapse. The writer compares and contrasts the two stories. Bibliography lists 7 sources. A&Paraby.wps

Henry James’ "The Aspern Papers" / Comparison Of Characters : A 5 page essay that describes this intriguing psychological study by James. The paper argues that viewpoint affects the perception of reality as it is filtered through the needs and concepts of the characters’ personalities. In this way, James has the narrator inadvertently contrasting his own shallow personality with that of the noble Miss Tita. Quotations are taken from the source. Aspern.wps

Henry James' "Daisy Miller" : A 6 page discussion of characters and theme in Henry James' Daisy Miller. No Bibliography. Daismill.wps

Henry James’ "Daisy Miller" # 2 / Social Misunderstanding : A 5 page paper on the novella by Henry James. The paper describes the social upheaval of the late nineteenth century as the moneyed middle class jostled against the aristocracy, and shows how, in this novella, Winterbourne never understood Daisy Miller because his class-consciousness got in the way. Bibliography lists 1 source. Daisymil.wps

Henry James' "Portrait of a Lady" / Tracing The Theme Of Evil : A 10 page research paper on the evil inherent throughout the novel’s development. The writer highlights the progression by which the naiveté and psychological oblivion of the principle character leads to trapping her in a fraudulent life dominated by her husband. He’s a man who wants and needs–but hates–women, who insists that the principal woman in his life live by his decrees. Bibliography lists more than 6 sources. Portrait.wps

Henry James "Turn of the Screw" / Sexual Hysteria & The Theme of Insanity :
A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the elements of James' story that culminate in the depiction of the governess as a women fundamentally driven by her sexual identification and actions, that ultimately end in her insanity. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources. Turnsc.wps

Henry James’ "Turn Of The Screw" / Was The Governess Crazy Or Not? : 5 pages in length. When asking the question of whether the governess in Henry James' Turn Of The Screw was truly crazy or merely a victim of ghostly pranks, one has to establish a basis for such an answer. Did she display consistent acts of lunacy in her daily activities? Was she construed as deranged by those with whom she regularly came in contact? The answer is no in both instances. The writer discusses how the governess was quite sane yet still routinely visualized apparitions. No additional sources cited. Turnscrw.wps

Gender In Henry James "Turn Of The Screw" vs. Fumiko Enchi's "The Mask" :
In this 4 page essay, comparisons are made concerning depictions of culture and power (as they relate to gender and feminity) in "Turn Of The Screw" and "The Mask." The first of these suggests that a man can also be the object of a mastering look and that the association of that position with the woman is conventional. The latter work illustrates harsh conditions under which Japanese women had to live in their own society and relevant comparisons are made. No other sources are cited. Turnscre.wps

Evil In James’ "Turn Of The Screw" & Conrad’s "Heart Of Darkness" : An 8 page paper discussing how Henry James and Joseph Conrad go about creating their atmospheres of evil in these novels, and what in fact they believe evil to be. The paper concludes that for both authors evil is the presence of something concretely malefficient, not just the absence of something abstractly good. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources. Darkness.doc

Henry James’ "The Turn Of The Screw" / POV Manipulation & Conveyance :
5 pages in length. Henry James is extremely effective in conveying and manipulating point of view in his fictional ghost story The Turn of the Screw. By delving deep into the subconscious activity of his characters, James is able to evoke an eerie sense of obscurity that would otherwise be overlooked with any other method of presentation. What separates James’ work from most others of the horror genre is the fact that he utilizes psychological tension which requires his audience to connect with their minds, as opposed to the thrasher type that employs blood and gore. The writer discusses how James conveys and utilizes manipulation with regard to point of view. No additional sources cited. Turnpov.wps

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Next" / The Author’s Masterpiece : A 9 page research paper on Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The writer gives biographical information, a plot summary and an analysis which places particular emphasis on how Kesey gives a sexual connotation to his protagonist’s fight against the restrictive forces in society which associates women and emasculation. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Kesey.wps

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"/ Heroism : In 7 pages the author discusses the topic of heroism in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey. In this novel the story is presented through Chief Broom's (Bromden) eyes. Chief Broom is an Indian that has been receiving so-called treatments of electro-convulsion. The protagonist is Randle Patrick McMurphy. McMurphy is also the hero of the story, although his heroism is not what one would consider being "normal" heroism. His heroism is because of his attempting to get the patients involved and because he is willing to stand up to the antagonist. Heroism in "1984" by George Orwell is also briefly discussed. No additional sources cited. PCofocnh.doc

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" / Secondary Character : A 5 page essay on secondary character in the famous Ken Kesey novel The writer discusses the importance of the character of Chief in the stories plot, flow, and structure.Chief.wps

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" / Group Process : A 5 page paper which examine the developmental stages of the group process and its changes as described in the book and film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cuckoo4.wps

Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" : 4 pages in length.Paper presents an analytical discussion of characters in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest." Particularly-covered are Nurse Ratched and Mr. Murphy. No Bibliography. Cuckoone.wps

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" / The Asylum As A Microcosm :
A 9 page paper arguing that the ‘world’ in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is but a microcosm of the real world. The paper analyzes the role and responsibilities of the hero, both in this novel and in real life. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Asylum.wps

Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over The..." / Chief Bromden Interpreted : A 10 page research paper on the Chief, the narrator of Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The writer details application of Freudian, Lacanian, and Marxist theories to the character. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Cuckoo.doc

Ken Kesey’s "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" / Asylums : A 5 page paper on Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Erving Goffman’s book Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. The writer shows how both books are indictments of the institutionalization of the functionally mentally ill. Bibliography lists three sources. Asycuck.wps

Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" : 5 pages in length. Literary analysis comparing and contrasting One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Although worlds apart, the two works have almost identical themes: freedom vs. control and the good of man. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cuck.wps

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" & "Clockwork Orange" : A 5 page comparison of the social implications of each movie. Points out the dangers in allowing an overzealous bureaucracy or any other form of individual control. Brings home the very possible realities of the psychiatric community using their powers to diagnose and treat patients essentially on a whim and certainly against the will of the patient. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Cuckclok.wps

Stephen Crane’s "Maggie -- A Girl of the Streets" : An analysis of Maggie, the lead character in this Stephen Crane’s work, is contained in this 6 page paper. The writer argues that Maggie’s story is a tragic one-- with the tragic element being due mostly to the societal era in which Maggie lived. No additional sources cited. Maggie.wps

Stephen Crane’s "Maggie - A Girl Of The Streets" / Womens’ Rights Issues : A 5 page look at this novel by Stephen Crane in terms of its analysis of the rights of poor women during the latter years of the nineteenth century. The paper notes that no Constitutional guarantees of fair treatment covered these women, and notes that women are similarly unprotected by the Constitution today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Maggie3.wps

Stephen Crane’s "The Open Boat" / Naturalism & Nature : An 8 page paper discussing the way Crane’s highly imagistic portrayal of nature in this famous short story actually comes closer to the experience of the shipwrecked men than a realistic rendition would have done. Bibliography lists seven sources. Openboat.wps

Stephen Crane "The Open Boat"/ Analysis : A 3 page analysis of the short story by Crane that depicts the struggle of four men to find land after the sinking of their ship. The writer argues that Crane's story is an excellent example of the "realism" movement in writing that attempted to show life's complexity in an objective manner rather the idealizing life like the romantics. No additional sources cited. 90opnbot.wps

Stephen Crane’s "The Red Badge of Courage" / Psychological Transformation of Henry Fleming : In 9 pages, the author discusses the psychological transformation of Henry Fleming in "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane. In "The Red Badge of Courage" Stephen Crane the portrays a psychological transformation that takes place in the protagonist Henry Fleming. This transformation occurs over the period of the novel from its beginning where his mother did not want him to go to war to the end when his once cowardice symbol became a true "Red Badge of Courage." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Henflem.wps

Stephen Crane’s "The Red Badge of Courage" / Fear & The Role Of Naturalism :
A 6 page paper on Stephen Crane’s classic war novel. The paper examines Crane’s attitude toward fate in light of the literary school of naturalism, and concludes that while Crane has naturalistic tendencies, he also allows for the effects of free will. No additional sources cited. Badge.wps

Stephen Crane’s "The Red Badge of Courage" / Impressionism : A 6 page essay on Crane’s use of French Impressionist technique of layering to create movement and tone, the writer discusses specific passages in the book and compares them to techniques used by Monet, Renoir and other artists of the period. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Badgeart.wps

Stephen Crane’s "Red Badge Of Courage" vs. Jane Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" :
A 7 page paper aruging that in these two novels, Austen and Crane create different visions of war, its rebellions and heroes. In both stories, like most humans, the heroes are the anti-heroes as well, because of the prejudicial recriminations surrounding their courageousness. The writer pays strict attention to these themes throughought, but the final sentence ends with the comment "--not unlike heroes throughout history and the stories of heroes we hear today." Bibliography cites 5 sources. Redpride.wps

William Butler Yeats and Flannery O’Connor / Literary Criticism : A 5 page paper critiquing a literary criticism article by Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet, in which Blythe and Sweet compare O’Connor’s story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" with William Butler Yeats’ "The Second Coming." The paper concludes that there is really very little valid basis for comparison, due to the differing literary outlooks of the writers themselves. No sources except critical article and O'Connor's book. Flannery.wps

Flannery O'Connor / Life & Works : In 5 pages, the writer discusses Flannery O'Connor's life, her style, and her place in the literary world. Flannery O'Connor was born Mary Flannery O'Connor. O'Connor wrote a collection of short stories, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". Her novels were "Wise Blood" and "The Violent Bear It Away". Posthumously published were "Mystery and Manners", a collection of essays and lectures, and "Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories". The latter included her most famous story, 'Everything That Rises Must Converge", which was awarded the National Book Award for fiction. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Flanne2.wps

Political Incorrectness In The Works Of Flannery O’Connor : An 8 page paper looking at three short stories: "A Good Man is Hard To Find," "Good Country People," and "Everything That Rises Must Converge." The paper argues that in her fiction, O’Connor tries to show how craven and worthless and ugly and stupid we are without the benefit of the grace of God. She chooses as her victims people about whom our society feels especially protective -- widows, children, the disabled -- simply because no one is exempt. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pflann.wps

Flannery O'Connor /Theme And Symbolism : 5 pages in length. "I suspect that most of you have been telling stories all your lives…" is the assumption Flannery O'Connor makes in her lecture entitled Writing Short Stories. For it is difficult for O'Connor to fathom that people perceive writing fiction as a chore, when it is something she achieves as though it were of no effort whatsoever. Her main points to writing good fiction involve the use of symbolism and theme, which the writer compares and contrasts between two of O'Connor's works: Good Country People and Everything that Rises Must Converge. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Flannery3.wps

Flannery O'Connor's Use of the Grotesque : A 3 page essay discussing Flannery O'Connor's use of the grotesque in her short stories. The writer attempts to make the case that the use of grotesque situations and descriptions provides a clear base for the presentation of people's battles with good and evil. Each of the characters presented struggles inner battles with good and evil, and O'Connor brings this out in boldly grotesque, often extremely disturbing ways. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Flannery.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "A Good Man is Hard To Find" / Foreshadowing & Theme :
A 14 page paper showing how foreshadowing both increases suspense as the story unfolds and underscores the story's theme, makes its ending seem completely inevitable. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Goodman.doc

Flannery O’Connor’s "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" / Evil And Christianity :
5 pages in length. On the surface, Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find appears innocent enough in its content. But as the reader becomes more and more involved in the underpinnings that embody the story, it is quite clear there is a distinctive flavor of evil versus Christianity. In fact, it has been argued that the extent to which O'Connor utilizes the central theme of Christianity is a subtle plot to convert her readers, whom she envisioned as nonbelievers. By demonstrating to her audience all the good that comes from faith, along with all the bad that merely begets more evil, it was her intention to enlighten her readership down the right path. The writer analyzes the concepts of good and evil as they relate to the story. No other sources used. Hardfind.wps

Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find / Symbolism of The Trees : In 5 pages the author discusses why the tress symbolize the fate of the family in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor. Trees are very symbolic. They have many meanings depending on how one looks at them and what connotation is given them. Trees are symbols of both good and evil, and of life and death. No other sources cited. PCfomgts.doc

Flannery O’Connor’s "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" : A 4 page paper discussing the contrasts between the Old South and the New South in Flannery O'Connor's short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find. Bibliography lists 1 source. Goodman.wps

Flannery O'Connor's "Greenleaf"/ The May Farm : A 5 page paper that considers what will happen to the May family's farm after the death of Mrs. May in Flannery O'Connor's Greenleaf. This paper reflects upon the role that family order plays in designing lifestyle and the problematic elements in interpersonal relationships. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Greenlea.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Greenleaf" / Violent Workings of Grace : A 5 page paper showing how O’Connor develops her themes of grace and redemption through the ornery character of Mrs. May in this short story. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Violwork.wps

O’Connor & Updike / Clash of Worldviews : A 10 page paper comparing the way Flannery O’Connor and John Updike develop a clash of worldviews in their short fiction. Stories analyzed are O’Connor’s "Revelation", and Updike’s "A & P". Bibliography lists 7 sources. Clasview.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Revelation" / Union Of Opposites : A 7 page paper discussing O’Connor’s use of simultaneous but conflicting states of being in her short story, and in her work as a whole. The paper breaks down some of the difficult theological concepts in "Revelation,"and shows how it works on two levels at the same time. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Revel.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Revelation" / Analysis : A 5 page paper discussing O’Connor’s last short story. Written under the influence of O’Connor’s knowledge of the progress of her terminal disease, "Revelation" deals even more with condemnation and redemption than her other works, even they also are known for the same underlying messages. A vision of the entrance into Heaven of the throngs of believers underlines the real, rather than perceived, shortcomings of the self-righteous and unforgiving main character. No additional sources cited. Revelati.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Revelation" / Active Voice : This 3 page essay discusses a specific passage from Flannery O’Connor’s Revelation (pp. 414) that illustrates active voice and uses language to convey meaning and mood. No additional sources cited. Actvoice.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Good Country People" : A 5 page critical essay which examines Flannery O’Connor’s 1955 short story, "Good Country People" and how it reflects the techniques and themes of the modern literary period. Specifically considered are how the story deals with the major subjects of nature, religion, individualism vs. social responsibility, love, realism and the grotesque aspects of human nature. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Goodpeop.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Good Country People"/ Anti-Humanism : A 4 page paper examining Flannery O’Connor’s "Good Country People" from a theological standpoint. The paper asserts that to attempt to analyze O’Connor’s fiction from a humanistic standpoint is to miss its entire point – that the pivotal moments in our lives occur with an experience of a breakthrough to Christian consciousness. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Goodcoun.wps

Flannery O’Connor’s "Everything That Rises Must Converge"/ Catholic Theology : A 5 page paper examining this well-known story by Flannery O’Connor from a theological standpoint. The paper shows how it is unprofitable to analyze O’Connor’s story humanistically, because it in fact is an affirmation of the Christian doctrine of grace. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Everrise.wps

Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood" : A 5 page essay covering various topics and issues in O'Connor's "Wise Blood." The writer discusses Hazel's "religious" beliefs, personal background, etc.; Also explored are Enoch Emory's "wise blood," the characters of Sabbath Hawks, Hoover Shoat, etc; No other sources cited. Wisebloo.wps

Religion In The Works Of Flannery O’Connor : A 10 page paper showing the religious references in three of this twentieth-century Southern writer’s stories: "A Good Man is Hard To Find," "Good Country People," and "The River." The paper argues that the intrinsic violence of much of O’Connor’s work comes from her unusual interpretation of the working out of God’s grace in the world. Bibliography lists seven sources including book. Oconnor.wps

Works Of Flannery O'Connor / Emotional Intent Through Racism : 8 pages in length. The fictional works of Flannery O'Connor elicit several levels of emotion within the weave of racism and prejudice. Two of the author's short stories -- Everything That Rises Must Converge and Judgement Day -- reflect just such a backdrop in their attempts to demonstrate the absurdity of such narrow-mindedness. The writer compares and contrasts the two stories with respect to their representation of racial intolerance. Flanno.wps

E.M. Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" : 5 page discussion of the book "All quiet on the Western Front" - a story about a boy's loss of innocence and of life as well as the genuine tragedy of war (World War novel). No bibliography. Allqwest.wps

E.M. Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" # 2 : A 10 page analysis of the E.M. Remarque’s novel about the grim realities of War and (WWI) and a young man’s loss of innocence. The writer details his discoveries along with the cultural assumptions and illusions of the time that underlie the text and concludes that, through this novel, Remarque alludes to the destructive nature of man and accuses him of being a murderer. The primary source is cited in the bibliography. Allqwst2.wps

E.M. Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front" / Pacifist Manifesto : A 6 page research paper on the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. After the publication of this novel, the world could never again look on war as a glorious endeavor. The writer demonstrates how Remarque created his pacifist manifesto by showing how World War I impacted the lives of the regular soldiers. Remarque not only shows the brutality of war, but impressionistically portrays how the war made the soldiers feel. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Allwest.wps

E.M. Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front" / Attitudes Towards War : A 5 page paper discussing Erich Maria Remarque’s "All Quiet on the Western Front" and the emotions it evokes about soldiers in World War I. The writer also includes an interview with an American Vietnam veteran. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Eremarq.wps

Fear Of Death In War In The Novels Of E.M. Remarque & Others : A 7 page essay that discusses the real struggles of those who have lived through war and how their friends either help him get through it or die trying. Focus is on All Quiet On The Western Front and The Road Back [both by Remarque]. Bibliography lists 8 sources. War2.rtf

Jack London / Life & Works : It has often been suggested that art is an imitation of life. While such is certainly true, this paper asserts that the reverse is also true, as in the life and career of American author Jack London. In this 5-page report, the writer examines the adventurous life of the nomadic London and the impact of his life and personal philosophy upon his work. The first section examines London’s humble origins and how they formed the basis for his Social Darwinism and Marxist leanings. Next, London’s family life is chronicled, with his first marriage being for ‘breeding,’ and the second for love and companionship. The writings of Jack London are explored in the third section, and how they reflected his own life in fiction, as inspiration for Buck, the canine hero of The Call of the Wild, the unnamed man freezing to death in "To Build a Fire," and the introspective and autobiographical John Barleycorn. This report concludes that although Jack London’s life was not long in terms of years, it was rich in terms of human experience and artistry, and this life will live on as long as the art is appreciated. Bibliography lists 8 sources. JLondon.wps

Jack London’s "The Call of The Wild" / Animal Rights : A 7 page paper on the issue of wild versus domesticated animals in Jack London’s novel. Comparing London’s description of the treatment of Buck with contemporary articles on sled dogs, the paper argues that if it is impossible to fully domesticate a sled dog and treat him humanely because of the work they are required to perform and the life they are required to lead, then it would be better for all concerned not to domesticate them at all. Bibliography lists 4 sources. London.wps

Jack London's "White Fang" / Obstacles, Relationships & The Race : A 9 page paper describing the major obstacle that primary characters face in order to win the race--their own personal relationship. London presents the reader with a primary statement on man and nature and uses a sled dog race as the vehicle to combine the two in a single goal. Although they also face a number of real difficulties, from the wear and tear of the environment to the competitors, the most difficult obstacle Weedon and White Fang must over come is their own interdependency. FREE outline included ! Bibliography lists 9 sources. Whitefan.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Her Land" : An analytical 6 page essay in which the writer discusses this classic feminist work from a personal point of view. In the book, Gilman describes a Utopian society successfully created and inhabited by 100% women. "Her Land" was originally published in 1915 as a magazine article and did not become a book until 1979. *The writer of this easy supports / agrees with Gilman's feminist ideology. Herland.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Her Land" # 2 : A 6 page essay similar to the one described above (Herland.wps) except the writer debates Gilman's ideology and asserts that she fails to give men enough of a fair chance in the story. C.P. Gilman is criticized in this essay for having been too "one-sided." Herland2.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"/ Theme Analysis : A 6 page paper in which the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" is discussed. The writer explains the symbolism of the wallpaper to the main character, and analyzes the meaning of the story. No additional sources cited. Yello.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" / Insanity : A 7 page essay on Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper" in which the writer describes how the narrator is pushed gradually into a state of madness by her husband, John. Her room is described as a prison and her eventual independence is remarked to have been traded in for her sanity. Quotes from the story are used to support points made. No other sources cited. Yellowa.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"/Motif for a Crumbling Mind : A 7 page paper on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s story, "The Yellow Wallpaper." The paper discusses the motif of the wallpaper itself and traces it through the story, paralleling the changes in the protagonist’s perception of the wallpaper with the disintegration of her mind. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Yello.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper" / As A Feminist Manifesto :  A 5 page paper on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous story about a woman’s mental disintegration. The paper asserts that even though "The Yellow Wallpaper" graphically shows what happens when a woman is not allowed the solace of her own mind, it falls short of a real feminist manifesto because Gilman was not yet aware of the full import of her feminism. Feman.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper" / Insecurity, Anxiety & Self-Presentation : This 5 page paper considers the issues of insecurity, anxiety about her ability to write and issues surrounding self-presentation as they are defined in Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s Yellow Wallpaper. This paper reflects the personal elements that are Gilman’s in this work and defines the link between Gilman’s characterization of the wife and her own personal experiences as they demonstrate her inherent struggles and her own insecurity in the process of asserting her feminist ideologies. No additional sources cited. Yellanx.wps

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper" / Suppressed Dialogue : A 5 page paper looking at Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story in terms of what it deliberately does not say. The paper asserts that Gilman’s astonishing use of hallucinogenic imagery and symbol conveys the meaning that her protagonist is unable to express. Bibliography lists 1 source. Yeldial.wps

Gilman’s "Yellow Wall vs. Chopin / Views On Nineteenth-Century Marriage : A 5 page essay that compares Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "The Yellow Wall-paper" and Kate Chopin’s "Story of an Hour." The writer demonstrates how both short stories reflect the restrictive nature of nineteenth-century marriage which tended to place women in a position where they had no control over their own lives. Gilchop.wps

Ray Bradbury’s "Fahrenheit 451" : A 6 page paper on Ray Bradbury’s futuristic dystopia. The writer analyzes Bradbury’s purpose in writing the novel, shows how Bradbury contrasts the motifs of technology versus human expression, and concludes that in Bradbury’s view it is self-expression, both through words and actions, that makes us truly human. No additional sources are listed. Fahren.wps

Ray Bradbury’s "Farenheit 451" : In 5 pages the author discusses the novel "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. "In 'Farenheit 451', which was written in 1953, Ray Bradbury predicted the evils of a world in which books are illegal. The book is about censorship, and what must be done to overcome it. He was very astute at the time, and it makes one wonder how he could glimpse into the future with such a clarity." Faren.wps

Recurrent Themes in the Works of Eugene O'Neill : A 17 page criticism of Eugene O'Neill - -focusing specifically upon how he portrayed the way in which hidden psychological processes intrude upon our outward actions. Two works by O'Neill are discussed throughout the paper : "The Ice Man Cometh" and "Hughie." Through a discussion of characters and circumstances complemented by cited criticisms, the writer does an excellent job proving an original & insightful thesis. Bibliography lists 14 supporting sources. Oneil.wps

Five Plays By Eugene O’Neill : A 5 page summary of the major themes and plot lines of five of O’Neill’s most well-known plays: "The Hairy Ape," "The Emperor Jones," "Desire Under the Elms," "Strange Interlude", and "The Iceman Cometh". It demonstrates O’Neill’s mastery of a variety of literary techniques to explore the full range of the human character. Bibliography lists two sources. Fiveeug.wps

James Thurber’s Comic Methods : A10 page critical essay describing how Thurber constructed his comedy to so accurately reflect the experience of twentieth century Americans. His diction and subject matter are both examined, along with the text of one short story and abundant references to others. Bibliography lists ten sources. Thurber.wps

James Thurber’s "The Catbird Seat" / Brains vs. Brawn : An 8 page paper on the contrast of images of both athleticism and sexuality with intellectualism and strategy in James Thurber’s Thurber’s short story. The writer concludes that for Thurber it is the sport of the mind that triumphs. Bibliography lists three sources. Catbird.wps

James Thurber’s "The Catbird Seat" vs. David Rodriguez’s "I’m Not Stupid" : A 7 page paper comparing Margaret Fletcher from the play, I'm not Stupid, to Mr. Martin in James Thurber's short story, The Catbird Seat. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stratcon.doc

J.D. Salinger : A 5 page paper comparing the tales presented in Salinger's book entitled "Nine Short Stories." The writer discusses similarities and differences between the stories. Jdsaling.wps

The Works of J. D. Salinger : 8 pages in length. The author discusses Catcher in the Rye, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", and "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" In these stories Salinger portrays a sense of hopelessness in his choice of main characters. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Worksofj.wps

J.D. Salinger’s "Catcher In The Rye" / Missed Communication : A 9 page paper on J.D. Salinger’s classic novel of growing up. It traces the a huge number of assignations and phone calls Holden Caulfield either makes or just contemplates making in the novel, and concludes that they represent his unsatisfied need to reach out, to affirm the validity of his place in the world at that moment and have it confirmed by the response of another person. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Catcher.doc

J.D. Salinger’s "Catcher In The Rye" # 2 : A 5 page examination of the theme "the human heart in conflict with itself" in J.D. Salinger’s classic coming of age novel. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Catrye.wps

Criticisms of "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger : In 4 pages, the writer summarizes the main points of three critics who have written criticism of "The Catcher in the Rye", noting similarities and differences in their criticisms. "'The Catcher in the Rye' is a 1950s book that has been criticized in many forms by many people. Holden Caulfield is the subject of most of the criticism because he is the main character of the novel, and the novel is written in first person. The book has been on the 'banned list' of many schools for its vulgarity." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Catno2.wps

What is a Phony According to Holden?: In 5 pages the author discusses the topic of phoniness according to Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. "There are many themes tackled in J. D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye', but none is more compelling than Holden Caulfield's critique of phonies. 'The Catcher in the Rye' brought the reader a teenager that seemed to grow tired and weary of school and the world around him. Hypocrisy and phonies were everywhere. Holden Caulfield called them as he saw them. One of the most often used words in Holden Cauldfied's lexicon is "phony". Holden hated ‘phonies’, those people who have an attitude. In "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden is constantly detecting sham motives in the people around him." Bibliography lists 1 source. Holden.wps

J.D. Salinger’s "Franny & Zooey" : A 4 page essay examining the similarities and differences between Franny and Zooey and Salinger’s first novel Catcher In The Rye. Specific parallels are drawn between Franny and Holden Caufield in Catcher .. the writer sees them both as the kind of people who look deeply into themselves to discover what their place in the world. No additional sources cited. Franzoe.wps

Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" : A 2 page essay on Lewis' "Main Street" in which the writer discusses the book's unflattering vision of smalltown life in America. Quotes are used to support points made. Mainstre.wps

Sinclair Lewis’ "Elmer Gantry" / It Really Does Pay To Be Decent" : A 10 page paper discussing the reaction of American clergy to the publication and promotion of Sinclair Lewis’ novel Elmer Gantry. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Elmergan.wps

Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" / Feminist Symbolism : An 8 page paper that argues that Glaspell uses name, bird/birdcage and quilt symbolism to delineate opposing identities between men and women, and freedom of the bird based on what men perceive as "trifles" and women consider a part of their identity. The paper posits that Glaspell's overall goal was a call to arms for the suffrage movement of her times, but also a wake-up call for men to the plight of women. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Trifles.wps

Susan Glaspell’s "Trifles" / Marriage & Sensitivity : A 4 page paper looking at the marital relationships of the three couples featured in Susan Glaspell’s play. The paper analyzes Glaspell’s argument that women’s first loyalty is to each other, and shows how this is manifested in the play. Bibliography lists 1 source. Glasend.wps

Susan Glaspell’s "A Jury of Her Peers" / Women’s Rights : A 5 page paper analyzing this very feminist story by Susan Glaspell. The paper also discusses the status of women’s civil and legal rights at the time Glaspell published it, and concludes that one can definitely see the seeds of change in the story. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources. Jurypeer.wps

Susan Glaspell’s "A Jury of Her Peers"/ Concealment : This 3 page argumentative essay explores how Mrs. Hale's and Mrs. Peters' concealment of evidence at the Wright crime scene in Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" was wrong, despite their good intentions.No additional sources cited. Juryp1.wps

Susan Glaspell’s "A Jury of Her Peers" / Concealment # 2 : This 2 page argumentative essay sympathetically explores the actions of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters to conceal incriminating evidence certain to convict Minnie Wright of strangling her husband John in Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers." No additional sources cited. Juryp2.wps

Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" : A short 2 page comparison of the play "Trifles" to the very similar short story "A Jury of Her Peers"- -both by Glaspell. It is argued that Glaspell wrote a second version to provide readers with a more empathetic view of characters and the thematic message of the story. No additional sources cited. Juryofpe.wps

"Goodbye Columbus" / Book Review : 3 pages of analytical discussion concerning Philip Roth's award-winning 1959 novella, "Goodbye Columbus," a bittersweet tale of a summer romance between a sensitive young man and a pampered, wealthy, sexually aware girl. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Goodcolo.wps

Roth’s "American Pastoral": A 5 page paper answering two questions on this book by Philip Roth: 1) How good is Swede Levov’s marriage? and 2) How do naturalism, metaphysics and the imagination figure in this novel? Bibliography lists 2 sources. Pastor3.wps

Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" / On Emily & Simon... : A 6 page paper in which the writer demonstrates how Wilder uses these two characters to illustrate the fact that people do not appreciate life as they’re living it. Numerous examples are given to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources including the play itself. Ourtown.wps

Crimes of the Heart : A 7 page analytical discussion of character, crime, and punishment in Beth Henley's play entitled "Crimes of the Heart." No additional sources cited. Crimehea.wps

Edgar Allan Poe's Life & Works : A 4 page overview of Poe's life and works. The writer focuses mainly upon the events of the poet's life and the dates that various key works were published. More of a biography than an analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Poe.wps

Edgar Allan Poe And The Detective Genre : A 5 page paper comparing three of Poe’s stories -- "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Mystery of Marie Roget," and "The Purloined Letter" -- to show how Poe’s work set the standard for the detective genre. One source beside the stories themselves. Podet.wps

Edgar Allan Poe and the Gothic Genre : A 10 page analysis of "Fall Of The House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado" in relationship to the establishment of the gothic genre. The analysis is based on Chris Bladick's assessment of the gothic as a combination an interrelationship of a sense of fear or dread combined with an inherited sense of time and claustrophoric space to create a sense of ineveitable disintegration. The paper argues that the genre is popular today and serves the purpose of defeatism. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Edpoe.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado": A 6 page paper on this short story by Poe. The relationship between the two men is examined and analyzed as it changes while the story progresses. Amont.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado" : A 7 page paper discussing the element of revenge within an extremely tightly woven story and how this story was a commentary by Poe on his disdain of the aristocracy and all that they stood for, as well as his personal belief in the cruelty of society. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Caskamon.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado" / Revenge # 2 : This 6 page essay explores the deed of revenge in Poe’s story. Montressor believes he has been endured many injuries at the hands of Fortunato but when Fortunato insults him, he cannot take that and he carefully plans revenge. There is only one moment in the last scene when he hesitates, a moment of remorse or guilt? If is is, it does not stop him from following his plan to its end. Cask.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado": A 5 page paper looking at Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story in terms of its point of view. The paper analyzes Poe’s reason for writing it in first person, and concludes that we are more likely to sympathize with the narrator, so the shock is all the greater when he turns out to be the villain. No additional sources. KBpoe.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "Cask of Amontillado" vs. "The Tell-Tale Heart" : A 5 page comparison of these two tales in regards the techniques used to create an atmosphere of fear and hopelessness. The writer concentrates on the use of these senses to ascribe the soul of insanity. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Casktale.wps

Edgar Allan Poe -- Life, Works & "The Tell-Tale Heart" : A 7 page analysis not only of Poe's life, but of his work entitled "The Tell-Tale Heart" as well. The writer attempts to explain meaning, symbolism, and theme in the Tell-Tale Heart as well as how these elements related to Poe's own writing style. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Poe3.wps

Edgar Allan Poe -- "The Tell Tale Heart" : A 4 page essay on this work by Poe. The writer discusses the story's underlying themes and in particular, the significance of the constant heartbeat as it relates to the killer's fall into madness. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Poetellt.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "Fall Of The House Of User" / Deviance : This 5 page paper discusses the suggestion of incest or deviant behavior in Edgar Allan Poe's 1839 short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher." Usher.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "Fall of the House of Usher" : A 2 page essay on the single effect of deterioration in Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher." The writer argues that the house is actually personified-- and as it gradually collapses so does the family within. No Bibliography. Poefallh.wps

Edgar Allan Poe as Gothic Hero in "Usher" and "Ligeia" : A 5 page paper analyzing the way Edgar allan poe’s life experiences are reflected in two of his most famous stories, "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "Ligeia." Bibliography lists four sources including Poe’s short story collection. Ushlig.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "Ligeia" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines the themes of love and the female in Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic short-story lament, "Ligeia." Specifically considered are how Poe’s tragic personal life contributed to his perceptions of women. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ligeia.RTF*

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Masque Of Red Death" / Theme Of Plague : A 5 page paper providing a psychological analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. The paper concludes that Poe wrote about a plague because the sheer number of beloved people who had died during his lifetime must have seemed like a plague to him. Bibliography lists five sources. Poerm.wps

Death and Sexuality in Edgar Allan Poe : A 10 page paper discussing the idea that the source of Poe’s morbid imagination may have been the deaths of so many of his female relatives and loved ones, and his inability to separate the concept of "mothers" from "brides." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Poelong.wps

Interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe : A 7 page paper examining the way three famous writers interpreted Edgar allan poe, with a special focus on his short story "The Masque of the Red Death". Critiques by William Butler Yeats, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H.P. Lovecraft are compared, contrasted, and analyzed. Four sources including the story itself. Poered.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s Mysterious Death : 10 pages in length. For nearly a century and a half, speculation has surrounded the untimely death of Edgar Allan Poe. But now there is new evidence suggesting he did not die drunk, but rather from another malady entirely. The writer shows us how Poe's life, full of sorrow and disappointment, may have ultimately lead to his early demise. Poedie.wps

Death in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe : An 8 page paper examining Poe’s short stories for evidence of the author’s obsession with death. The paper begins by providing some background on Poe’s life, then looks at ten stories, four in detail, in order to show that his fascination with the theme of death was endemic in his personality. A one-page sentence outline follows paper. Bibliography lists four sources. Fipoe.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Purloined Letter" : This 5 page report discusses Edgar Allan Poe’s "detective" story with an eye to the attitudes of class consciousness and superiority demonstrated by the main character, C. Auguste Dupin, in relationship to the Prefect of the Parisian Police. No additional sources cited. Purloin.wps

Arthur Conan Doyle vs. Edgar Allan Poe : This is a 6 page paper comparing two of Poe’s stories -- "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter" -- with one of Conan Doyle’s -- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" -- to demonstrate the heavy reliance of Sherlock Holmes’ creator on the work of his predecessor, Poe. The paper concludes that actually Poe’s stories and protagonist have more depth than Conan Doyle’s, because Holmes’ method relies entirely on logic and Dupin relies on behavior and nuance. No additional sources cited. Sherloc.wps

Works Of Hawthorne vs. Poe / Dark But Not Necessarily Gothic : A 5 page paper discussing two stories of Poe’s : "Ligeia," and "The Fall of the House of Usher," and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Minister’s Black Veil" in light of the Gothic tradition of the nineteenth century. The paper concludes that Poe’s stories are Gothics and Hawthorne’s is not because Hawthorne is trying to influence the reader’s conscious mind through parable and Poe is going for the unconscious mind through fear. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Ligeia.wps

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Oliver Wendell Holmes : This 5 page paper explores the life and career of American renaissance man Oliver Wendell. The writer breifly discusses several of Wendell’s works as they relate to his life. Oliver.wps

Oliver Wendall Holmes # 2 : A 3 page paper on the life and time of Wendall holmes. The writer chiefly discusses his Book "Elsie Vennor." Bibliography included. Owende.wps

Sherwood Anderson’s "Winesburg, Ohio" / Theme Of Isolation : A 5 page paper on Sherwood Anderson’s classic 1919 book of connected short stories. It discusses Anderson’s philosophy of community and interpersonal relationships as developed in the book, and examines the motif of human isolation as it occurs in several of the short stories. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Anders.wps

Sherwood Anderson’s "The Egg" : A 5 page essay on Sherwood Anderson’s humorous short story The Egg and how it always got the best of his family from a failed chicken farm to an egg who refused to do tricks. Eggc.wps

Sherwood Anderson’s "The Egg" / Trick Failure : 3 pages in length. In Sherwood Anderson’s The Egg, the father’s failure to perform the egg trick ties together the very heart of the story, because it represents how everything in their lives proved traumatic, troublesome and ultimately doomed to failure. Significantly clear is how the father relates everything in his life to that of the egg, even to the point of valuing it more than himself. The writer discusses how the significance of failure relates both to the egg trick and the lives of the characters. Bibliography lists 1 source. TheEgg.wps

Sherwood Anderson’s "The Egg" / Larger Mystery : 3 pages in length. There is a larger mystery represented in Sherwood Anderson’s The Egg than just what is on the surface. Significantly clear is the cycle of the egg as compared with the cycle of the narrator’s meaningless life. The writer discusses how this endless cycle compares to that of the narrator’s. Bibliography lists 1 source. TheEgg2.wps

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" / Mother - Child Imagery : A 6 page analysis of Paine's use of imagery to argue against the mother-child argument of his opponents. The writer aruges that the imagery employed was a powerful tool for Paine and effectively made the argument that Americans were not children of the parent country, that the parent was corrupt, that the images further flowed into the image of Americans as adults, and then to images of Americans as parents of their own country. No additional sources cited. Paine.wps

Thomas Paine’s "Age of Reason": A 5 page argumentative essay that posits that Thomas Paine supports his argument for Reason over faith in the supernatural in regards The Bible is effective—especially in light of Enlightenment ideals. Bibliography lists 1 source. Agereasn.doc

Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" / Social Conditions as Backdrop : A 4 page paper discussing the relationship of the text to the actual conditions in the Chicago industrial plants it describes. Jungle.wps

Upton Sinclair’s "The Jungle" / Meat Packing & Economics Of The Early 1900s : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of the economics leading up to the turn of the century and the defining characteristics of the Chicago meatpacking industry as presented in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. The writer examines historical accuracy as it may or may not have been presented by Sinclair. Bibliography lists 8 additional sources. Junglech.wps

Upton Sinclair’s "The Jungle" / Paradox : A 5 page paper on Upton Sinclair’s landmark work. The paper argues that while Sinclair intended to write a polemic for socialism through the chronicle of a poor immigrant in Chicago’s Packingtown, readers focused instead on the abuses of the meat-packing industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Paradoxj.wps

Cervantes’ "Don Quixote" vs. Upton Sinclair’s "The Jungle" / Planes of Existence :
An 8 page paper contrasting Cervantes’ Don Quixote with Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. The writer shows how one functions at the level of the spirit and the other at the level of the body, but both are necessary for every human being. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Sinclair.wps

John Updike’s "A & P" / Lengel’s Perspective : A 4 page creative narrative that takes the perspective of Lengel in Updike’s "A & P" and reflects upon his internal struggles with the action in this short story. No additional sources cited. Lengel.wps

John Updike’s "A & P" / Condemned to the Ordinary : A 5 page paper looking at the character of the store manager in John Updike’s well-known story. The paper asserts that Updike’s manager represents the entire narrow-minded attitude of this small New England town, and thus is metaphorically present through the entire story, even though he only appears in person at the end. Bibliography lists 1 source. Updikeap.wps

Symbolism & Characterization In Three Short Stories : This 6 page essay makes comparisons between Shirley Jackson's "Lottery," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of Red Death," & John Updike's "A & P." Specific to this analysis are each of the authors use of symbolism, setting, character, etc; No Bibliography. Shortsto.wps

John Updike’s "Wife Wooing" and James Thurber’s "Unicorn in the Garden" / Marriage &Communication : A 5 page analysis of two short stories, John Updike’s "Wife-Wooing" and James Thurber’s "Unicorn in the Garden". Both stories explore the effects of marriages in which the husband and the wives are living very much on two separate planes. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Updthu.wps

John Updike's "A & P" vs. James Joyce's "Araby" : 5 pages in length. John Updike's A & P and James Joyce's Araby share many of the same literary traits, because the former is essentially a retelling of the latter. The primary focus of the two stories revolves around a young man who is compelled to decipher the different between cruel reality and the fantasies of romance that play in his head. That the man does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets him off into emotional collapse. The writer compares and contrasts the two stories. Bibliography lists 7 sources. A&Paraby.wps

Horatio Alger’s "Ragged Dick"/ Social Mobility : A 5 page essay that discusses how this nineteenth century author’s work revolved around the idea that through hard work and good character anyone could rise to the upper class in America and achieve the "American Dream." The writer shows how Ragged Dick, the original "rags to riches" story, typified the formula that Alger followed for the rest of his career making the Horatio Alger story a part of American culture. Alger.wps

Alger’s "Struggling Upward" : A 5 page paper examining how family and role models set the example for ethical conduct in this novel by Horatio Alger. The paper points out that Alger seemed quite sure of the rules which seemed to underlie the acquisition of the American Dream, but in fact those rules are not what governs his protagonist’s success at all. Bibliography lists 1 source. Strugup.wps

Callender's "Farewell" : Approximately 5 pages analyzing Timothy Callender's short story/poem "Farewell." Focuses on parallelisms, symbolism etc; No Bibliography. Farwell.wps

E.L. Doctorow’s "The Book Of Daniel" : This 10 page essay analyzes the story on several levels: the protagonist's struggle with the past and the present, his journey to overcome past events, the path that finally gives him freedom; the author's commentary on the culture of the society during the more than two decades that span the story; and on the government. The Book of Daniel is a metafictive work that interweaves the narrator's imagination wtih factual events within the context established by the real political and social conditions in post-War America in the 1950s. The Age of McCarthyism. A paranoiac society terrified of communism, some ready to accuse anyone, condemn anyone who seemed sympathetic. The background for this work of fiction is the famous and controversial case of the Rosenbergs, tried, convicted and executed for conspiracy to commit espionage. Danielb.wps

John Grisham & The Theme of Law : 6 pages discussion the consistency of law as a theme in the works of contemporary author John Grisham ("A Time to Kill," "The Client," "Pelican Brief," "The Chamber," etc;. Bibliography lists 5 sources. FREE thesis-orientated outline included. Grisham.wps

John Grisham's "The Chamber" / Control of the KKK : An 8 page paper that considers the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi from 1967 to 1990 and the way in which the Klan influenced the events in Grisham's The Chamber. No additional sources cited. Grischam.wps

Dorothy Bryant’s "The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You" / Social Implications : A 5 page paper on the Dorothy Bryant's novel and the utopian fictional society she creates. The writer details the modes of dress, language, mythology, and physical type which characterize the society in sociological terms. No additional sources cited. Kinata.wps

Anne Tyler's "Saint Maybe" : An 8 page paper giving an overview of the novel Saint Maybe. The writer discusses plot, characters and the central theme, and compares it with Tyler's most recent book, Ladder of Tears. Annetyle.wps

Walter Mosley’s "Devil In A Blue Dress" / A View Of Easy Rawlins : This 5 page paper considers the character of Easy Rawlins presented in Walter Mosley’s novel Devil in a Blue Dress and relates the issue of race, especially Easy’s blackness, as it impacts his role as a private eye. This paper considers the sometimes conflicting view of Easy Rawlins and the impact for the novel as a whole. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Erwalin.wps

The Detective Genre in "Devil in a Blue Dress" : A 6 page paper on the novel by Walter Mosley. The paper suggests that the novel has a hard time characterizing itself as either mystery or social commentary, and while it has elements of both, it has the strengths of neither. Much of this is caused by its somewhat predictable plot and slight characterizations. No additional sources cited. Devilin.wps

Film - "Devil in a Blue Dress" Analyzed : A 5 page paper which analyzes the 1995 murder mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress, which was based on a 1990 novel by Walter Mosley. Three stages of textual analysis are offered -- an interpretation of the mystery, how race affects the outcome of the mystery, and how the outcome affects our understanding of race, citing specific references to larger social issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bludress.wps

The Men In Edith Wharton’s Life : A 5 page paper analyzing the relationship of the men in Edith Wharton’s poetry and fiction to the relationships she actually had in her life. The paper determines there is a very close correspondence, and theorizes that putting so much of her personal life into her writing helped her deal with her own experience. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wharton.wps

The Men In Edith Wharton’s Life # 2 : A 4 page paper giving an overview of the men in Edith Wharton’s life compared to the men in two of her famous books, Ethan Frome and Summer. She may not have found her one true love or passion, but she put them in all of her works. Several sources cited. Edith.wps

Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome" : A 3 page character analysis of Ethan Frome. The writer explicates his character in terms of three successive failures throughout the story. No Bibliography. Ethan.wps

Edith Wharton’s "Ethan Frome" & The Importance Of Winter : A 3 page essay on the importance that winter plays in the story. Bibliography sites 1 source. Coldvast.wps

Edith Wharton’s "Ethan Frome" & The Theme Of Entrapment : A 10 page paper exploring the theme of entrapment in Edith Wharton's novel. The paper analyzes the various forms of entrapment within the novel as they apply to the 3 main characters. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Efrome.wps

Edith Wharton’s "Ethan Frome" vs. Willa Cather’s "Professor’s House" : A 7 page essay that examines how Edith Wharton and Willa Cather by selecting everyday people as their protagonists in Ethan Frome and The Professor’s House are able to convey complex stories which reveal their views relative to society and certain aspects of humanity in general. The writer demonstrates how these two radically different storylines have certain elements in common which result primarily from the authors use of simple people as the main characters. No additional sources cited. Appealc.wps

The Spaces of Ethan Frome : A 5 page paper discussing the critical assessment of Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome by Judith Fryer entitled The Spaces of Ethan Frome. Fryer compares the novella to the characters of Hawthorne’s Ethan Brand as she details similarities. She discusses the condition of the narrator as well as the condition of Ethan Frome himself and demonstrates how the two are somehow interlined in the analysis of the story. Her criticism at times seems pretentious and convoluted and it appears that she is trying to establish an obscure depth to the novella that was put there by the author. Spaceth.wps

Shelley’s "Frankenstein" vs. Wharton’s "The Age of Innocence" : A 7 page paper in which the writer argues that while both women were expressing changing attitudes in femininity thought in their books through contrast and duality, Edith Wharton's view was made through an expansive flowing growth and Mary Shelley's was from an explosive view. The purpose of both stories was to show the need for men and women to come together in equal treatment of women during different eras. Whereas Wharton looked at the changes from the idea of growing together, Shelley's view was of killing off the old ideas. No additional sources cited. Agefrank.wps

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" / Was She Playing God in the Creation of Frankenstein’s Monster? : This 6 page paper provides an analysis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, with a concentration on the argument that Mary Shelley was attempting to play God in the creation of the monster. This paper is an argumentative essay that supports this perspective utilizing passages from the text as well as elements in the history of Shelley’s life. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Shelgod.wps

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" / The Monster’s Story : This 6 page paper provides an overview of the themes and impact of the Monster’s story in the larger novel Frankenstein. In the center of Mary Shelley’s novel, the Monster provides an insightful narrative that tells of his experiences after being created by Victor Frankenstein, a narrative that relates his process of learning about his surroundings, language and human emotion. This narrative provides a significant view of the psychology of human development, underscores the problems of creating life using technology, and substantiates the view of the internal conflicts and misperceptions of the Monster pertinent to the defense of his actions. No additional sources cited. Frank1.wps

Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" / Human Source of the Monster : A 5 page paper examining the relationship between Mary Shelley’s own feelings of parental abandonment and the way the Creature is abandoned by his creator. The paper goes over the main points of Shelley’s life up to the writing of Frankenstein, and compares them to events in the book. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Humsourc.wps

Frankenstein : This 5 page paper focuses on the question of Frankenstein's regret for creating life. Some scholars have suggested Frankenstein regretted bringin his creature to life. This writer disagrees; Frankenstein held himself guiltless to the very end. There was not a moment of regret for the right reasons. Bibliography lists 1 source. Franky.wps

The Life of Lily Bart / The Tragic Victim of Social Conventions : This 5 page paper argues the thesis that Lily Bart, the main character in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, once held a prominent position in New York’s Victorian society, and subsequently loses her stature and her friends because of her circumstances. Lily Bart becomes a tragic victim of social conventions and is trapped by bad relationships and confining circumstances that correspond with Victorian values. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Lilybart.wps

Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever" : 4 pages in length. The writer discusses plot, conflict, protagonist, antagonist, setting and climax as they relate to Edith Wharton's Roman Fever. No additional sources cited. Romanf.wps

"Simple Folk" In Wharton And Loos : A 16 page examination of the characterization of "simple people" in Wharton’s Summer and Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The paper concludes that simplicity for Loos implies a certain quality of mind, while for Wharton it is a quality of birth. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Wharloos.wps

Character Comparison / Novels of Weltey and K.A. Porter : 6 page comparison of the protagonist characters in Eudora Weltey's "A Worn Path" and Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." No bibliography. Granny.wps

Eudora Welty’s "Why I Live at the P.O." / Analysis : This 5 page research paper examines the short story, "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty. Specifically discussed are the eccentric and intriguing family members of an old maid post mistress who decides that moving to the post office is her only escape from their lunacy. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Ewelty.wps

Eudora Welty’s "The Optimist’s Daughter" / Journey : An 8 page paper examining Welty’s use of the inward quest as a mode of self-discovery in this Pulitzer-prizewinning novel. The paper shows how Welty illustrated this quest in three different ways: through a geographical change of location; through a change in levels of interpersonal relationships; and through the gradual shedding of material objects to a total reliance on memory. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Optdaugt.wps

Eudora Welty -- Lack Of Communication In Her Fiction : A 5 page paper showing how lack of interpersonal communication is a common theme in Welty’s short stories. The paper particularly looks at the stories Death of a Traveling Salesman, A Worn Path, Why I Live at the P.O., and The Hitch-hikers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Welty2.wps

Benjamin Franklin’s Works : A 6 page paper on the relationship of Ben Franklin’s works and their reflection of his life. The paper concentrates on the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the work of which was to draft the Constitution of the United States, from which arose the famous quote of the certainty of death and taxes. Also included is a short excerpt of the 1757 publication of Poor Richard’s Almanac. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Benfr.wps

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography / Analysis : This 6 page research paper discusses The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which chronicles America's ultimate "Renaissance Man's" life from his birth in 1706 until 1757. Specifically considered is how Franklin's life represents the "great American success story." Bibliography lists 1 source. Benfrank.wps

Benjamin Franklin / His Autobiography As Viewed 1000 Years In The Future :
8 pages in length. The year is 2999. Since the meteor destruction of all of North America and most libraries in the northern hemisphere six centuries ago, Professor Forlorn of Faroff University has been attempting to figure out the history of the former United States in its various stages. A great find of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has brought to light a number of conclusions with regard to two topics of that era: economic and social mobility, and the nature of eighteenth-century religion. The writer discusses these findings, as well as addresses what can be concluded from the study. Bibliography lists 1 source. BenFrank.wps

Franklin, Crevecoeur & the Real American Values : A 6 page paper looking at the nature of the American character as developed in the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer. The paper concludes that while ethics are at the foundation of the American spirit, the very nature of that spirit precludes slavish adherence to any externally-imposed religious system. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Francrev.wps

Franklin & Whitefield : A 5 page research paper that examines the relationship between Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield, an influential itinerant Anglican preacher who swayed thousands of colonists with his evangelical preaching in the 1740s. The writer demonstrates that Franklin changed his initial position of support for Whitefield and used his skilled pen whenever possible to deflate the power of the American church that he felt had the possibility of infringing on personal freedoms. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Franwhit.wps

Washington Irving’s "Rip Van Winkle" / Critical Analysis : A 7 page paper providing a critical analysis of the Washington Irving work Rip Van Winkle. The writer is concerned with highlighting significant points and also showing the parallels between Rip Van Winkle himself. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Ripvan.wps

Washington Irving and American Romanticism : A 3 page essay that points out the features of Irving's story "Rip Van Winkle" that illustrate characteristics of American Romanticism. Quotations from the source. Bibliography lists 1 source. IrvRom.wps

Irene Hunt’s "Across Five Aprils" : In 5 pages the author discusses the main characters, the plot, the theme, a brief analysis and a review of "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt. "'Across Five Aprils' is the unforgettable story of a boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. This is a good book that will keep the reader breathless to the very end. The mood during the Civil War is captured perfectly by author Irene Hunt. She secures the viewpoint of the families during the war. This is accentuated by the fact that brothers at times had to fight brothers. This book is both a historically authentic Civil War novel and a beautifully written story of one family's coping with the war and its many problems." Fivapril.wps

Calisher, Faulkner & Irving / Change & The American Experience : A 4 page comparison of Hawthorne ("Wash"), Irving ("Rip Van Winkle") and Calisher ("Greenwich") with regard to individuals and how they accept change. The specific subject discussed is how each felt about time (past and present) as it relates to their respective stories. Ripvanw.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Conflict & Class Struggle : A 5 page paper that discusses the inherent conflict and class struggle in John Guare's play. The characters of Paul, Flan and Ouisa all are products of their class determinations and their social interactions are basic to their personal development. The interactions between the couple, Flan and Ouisa, who are upper class art collectors, creates and interesting contrast to Paul, a self-declared "student" who lies his way into the homes of New York's elite. Sixdegre.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Paralysis Of The Imagination : A 5 page paper that discusses the issue of paralysis of the imagination through Paul's theory of The Catcher in the Rye. This paper also takes a comparative look between Paul and Holden Caufield because of the reference within the play in regards to imagination created a necessary the perception of necessary similarities between these two characters. Sixdeg.wps

Michael Crichton / Contemporary Author : An 11 page overview of the author's life with discussion of his various works including Jurassic Park, the Lost World, Terminal Man, Rising Sun, etc; and how they each depict what can happen when science & medicine act in an unethical fashion. Bibliography lists approximately 7 sources. Crichton.wps

Scientific Evaluation Of Michael Chrichton’s "Jurassic Park" : A 10 page study that looks at the efficacy of Crichton's use of science. It is argued that, generally, his scientific principles are accurate, and delineates between those that are applicable and those that are not. The paper provides a report on the current discussion on cloning, DNA and Chaos Theory from both a scientific viewpoint and from the viewpoints represented by Henry Wu (corporate), Ian Malcolm (chaos theory), and Alan Grant (embodiment of social protector). Bibliography lists 8 sources. Jurpark.wps

Michael Crichton's "The Lost World" : A 5 page analytical review of this contemporary author's sequel to "Jurassic Park"-- which illustrates a genetic experiment gone bad which warns mankind about our own emerging self-destructive powers. 3 additional sources are cited and listed in a bibliography. Dinobook.wps

James Dickey’s "Deliverance" / Use Of Nature : A 6 page essay on the book and movie versions discussing how nature works to illustrate Dickey’s ideas as to the concept of evil and as a liberating agent for four middle-age suburban men on camping trip in the wilderness. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Deliveran.wps

James Dickey’s "Cherrylog Road" : A 5 page explication of James Dickey poem. A young man travels through a strange world of iron and the past where the ghosts of the junkyard wait with him for his girl. No additional sources cited. Cherryl.wps

Charles Johnson’s "Middle Passage" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Johnson's book and considers the implications in terms of historical and factual accounts of African Americans during the slave trade. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Jmidd.wps

Charles Johnson’s "Middle Passage" : 5 pages in length. The writer offers a brief overview of the book, touching upon important points the story has to make, as well as discusses significant concepts important to the overall understanding of the account. No additional sources cited. Midlpass.wps

Stephen King / Author Of Our Nightmares : A 6 page report on the contemporary American author of horror novels : Stephen King. The writer provides a brief overview of King's life & works -- focusing on certain career milestones like "The Stand"-- his first story turned into a made-for-television movie. "Insomnia" and 1996's "The Green Mile" are discussed in considerable detail. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Stepking.wps

Stephen King's "Carrie" : A 3 page paper that gives a brief overview of Stephen King's Carrie, with consideration of his characterizations and the presentation of the supernatural. Carrie.wps

Stephen King’s "Misery" / Review Of Criticism : In this 5 page essay, the writer reviews & critiques five different articles about Stephen King’s Misery. Of particular concern are the assertions, ideas, and styles of each critic. All 5 sources cited in bibliography. Misery.wps

The Humor Of Erma Bombeck : A 6 page paper on the beloved humorist, Erma Bombeck. The writer traces Bombeck’s career and changing style over her thirty-year writing career. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Ermab.wps

Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" : A 4 page paper that discusses the literary significance of Truman Capote's non-fictional novel and demonstrates that his utilization of the novel format does not detract from the factual or historical accuracy of the Clutter murder case in Holcomb, Kansas. Coldbloo.wps

Fannie Flagg’s "Fried Green Tomatoes" : A 5 page paper discussing the subject of racism in the book, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," by Fannie Flagg. This is a book that deals with many different issues, all of which appear to be subjects which address the issues of human rights in one way or another. The issue of racism or prejudice in the book is dealt with very righteously and honestly, although some may say that the African Americans portrayed are largely a stereotype. No additional sources cited. Fgtflagg.wps

Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shiloh" : A 4 page discussion of conflicts presented in Mason's story and the possible implications that the ending has for various characters. No other sources cited. Shiloh1.wps

Bobbi Ann Mason’s "Shiloh" / Death of a Child : A 6 page paper explicating the problems associated with the death of a child for the surviving parents. The writer explores the areas of guilt, reminders, lack of communication and resistance to personal progress related to a child’s death in terms of Mason’s story. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Shiloh.wps

Bobbie Ann Mason' "Shiloh" / Conflicts & The Struggle For Happiness : 4 pages on Bobbie Ann Mason's short story, "Shiloh." The writer details the conflicts among the characters in the story and discusses whether the ending is hopeful or not, with references to symbols in the story. No bibliography. Shiloh2.wps

Bobbi Ann Mason’s "Shiloh" vs. Frank O’Connor’s "Guests of a Nation" / Conflict: A 4 page paper comparing and contrasting the functions of conflict in two short stories. The first story is by Frank O’Connor, titled "Guests of a Nation." The second story is by Bobbie Ann Mason, and is titled "Shiloh." Each story deals with a completely different topic and both are written from the first person perspective. And while on the surface both of these stories deal will dramatically different topics, they essentially uncover a very similar type of conflict which involves the realization and the acceptance of some type of death or end. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Shilohg.wps

"Less Than Zero" vs. Bobbie Ann Mason’s "In Country" : A 4 page comparison between the 1980's era film "Less than Zero" and Bobbie Ann Mason's book "In Country." The focus of the thesis/discussion is upon how characters in both stories were affected by "wars" that ripped the socioeconomic status of their respective surroundings apart. While characters in each story were "victims of circumstances," the writer finds great difference in Less Than Zero's youths-- as they conceivably might have had more control over their situations. Several other key similarities and differences are cited. No Bibliography. Lesszero.wps

Dashiell Hammett’s "The Maltese Falcon" : This 6 page paper looks at Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon in terms of the elements of the classic detective work it retains, and those it deviates from. The paper concludes that the classic detective story as represented by the works of Conan Doyle coddled us by giving us the benefit of not only what Holmes saw and heard but what he thought as well. Hammett denies us this, but in doing so, he challenges the reader to rely on his own intuition and his own wits. No additional sources cited. Hammett.wps

Dashiell Hammett’s "The Maltese Falcon" # 2 : A 5 page paper examining the elements of the classic detective work it retains, and those it deviates from. The paper concludes that Hammett’s novel sets itself apart from the classic detective story because no one wears a white hat; thus the reader is never really sure where he stands, even with the detective himself. No additional sources cited. Hamm.wps

Dashiell Hammett’s "The Maltese Falcon" # 3 : 6 pages in length. Sprouting from a most unexpected source, The Maltese Falcon represented great change within the genre of detective novels. Writings prior to the groundbreaking book were boring at best, with the same Sherlock Holmes-esque characterizations over and over again. The writer describes how The Maltese Falcon breathed new life into an era of rather unexciting sleuthing mysteries with the introduction of author Dashiell Hammett. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Maltese.wps

Homosexuality in Modern Detective Fiction : In this 3 page paper, the writer traces the theme of homosexuality as it appears in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, and Margaret Maron’s The Bootlegger’s Daughter. The paper concludes that during this century our society as a whole has matured toward a more compassionate and realistic view of homosexuality, growing from the perception of gays as perverts to a recognition of homosexuals as productive members of society, and popular fiction reflects this change. No sources except books. Themes.wps

Setting in "Devil in a Blue Dress" and Skinwalkers : A 3 page paper discussing these novels by Walter Mosley and Tony Hillerman, respectively. The paper points out that the culture of the locale in which these novels are set determines the ground rules for the entire novel. In this way, setting functions almost like the ruling spirit of the novel itself, setting the motivations of the characters in motion, and then stepping back while the characters move the plot. No additional sources cited. Skinwalk.wps

Tony Hillerman’s "The First Eagle" : This is a 5 page paper that gives a basic summary of Tony Hillerman's book, The First Eagle. In the book it is the Black plague that has returned, or rather, has survived, for centuries. In the long interim it has developed a resistance to modern antibiotics, making it more virulent and much more dangerous. It is attacking prairie dogs and an occasional human. One of the main points to the story involves the efforts of a scientist to determine why some animals have developed an immunity and others succumb quickly. On the other hand is the murder of a Navajo Tribal officer. Lieutenant Jim Chee believes he has the murderer in custody, Robert Jano, a young Hopi man with a history of poaching eagles. The intertwining of the two story lines and the two cultural perspectives forms the basis for this novel. No additional sources cited. Firste.wps

Van Gulik’s "Judge Dee At Work" : A 5 page argumentative essay proving the thesis that Judge Dee’s woman-hate was an evolutionary process as evidenced in this translated detective series. Bibliography lists 1 source. Judgedee.wps

Profanity In The Work of David Mamet : A 5 page paper examining the plays of this award-winning playwright, in terms of his abundant profanity. Looking closely at Edmond and Glengarry Glen Ross, the paper concludes that Mamet’s characters cannot really do anything about their powerlessness; the only thing they can do with impunity is swear. Bibliography lists six sources. Mamet.wps

David Mamet / Profanity : 5 pages in length. The use of profanity in David Mamet’s work is his calling card within the industry. Yet there are those who consider such use as overkill and think he utilizes obscenities merely for the shock value. The writer discusses reasons why Mamet does, in fact, incorporate so much profanity into his plays. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mamet2.wps

David Mamet’s "Oleanna" : This 5 page essay analyzes this three-act play by Mamet which has the themes of sex, power and emotional warfare. This writer proposes the play is a lesson in how abusive movements for rights can become and supports this theme with quotations and descriptions from the play's content. Oleanna.wps

Silko & Toni Morrison : 6 pages comparing and discussing the concepts of ‘self ‘ and ‘home’ in Morrison’s "Beloved"and Silko’s "Ceremony." Belovedcer.wps

Silko's "Ceremony" : A 4 page summary & review of this novel. The writer gives an overview of the book by Leslie Silko, depicting the life of the half-white, half-Indian protagonist. Ceremony.wps

Silko’s "Ceremony" # 2 : This 5 page paper is based on Leslie Marmon Silko's novel about Native American customs, Ceremony, with the thesis relating the ceremonial rituals with child development. Cerem.wps

Silko’s "Ceremony" / The Desert As Magic In Native American Culture : A 5 page analysis of the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. In this novel, Silko uses the relationship between Native Americans and their environment in the desert of New Mexico as a metaphor to express the journey that the protagonist takes in his search for healing after World War II. In so doing, Silko embodies the environment with various levels of meaning that simultaneously encompass both the concepts of freedom and the ties that bind the people to the earth. No additional sources cited. Desertce.wps

Silko’s "Ceremony" / Significance of Myth : A 4 page paper on Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel about Indian heritage. The paper argues that the function of the folktales in this novel is to reconnect the protagonist with his Indian heritage on a subconscious level, treating his psychological symptoms by reindoctrinating him into the culture of his people. Bibliography lists 1 source. Mythsilk.wps

Raymond Carver / Love, Loss, & Drinking : A 7 page paper analyzing three Carver stories -- What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Gazebo, and Why Don’t You Dance? -- in terms of the way they use alcohol to blur the pain of loss. The paper notes that for Carver characters, life is an empty shell, and the alcohol serves as a fruitless way to fill it up. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Carver.wps

Raymond Carver’s "Cathedral" / Moving the Blind to See : A 6 page essay presenting Carver’s de-insulation of the narrator of this short story by way of positively characterizing a blind man as the mentor in the process of helping the narrator become conscious. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Carvcath.wps

Dee Brown’s "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" : A 5 page report on the best-selling book by Dee Brown. It explains the history of the Wounded Knee massacre, and shows that Brown is attempting to raise our consciousness about Indian issues through the writing of this book. No additional sources cited. Bury.doc

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee / A Story of the Past, A Lesson for the Future : A 5 page overview of the events presented in Dee Brown’s 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee". Discusses the viewpoints of both the whites and the Native Americans and concludes that while what happened was inexcusable, it is a lesson for the future. No additional sources cited. Buryknee.wps

"Louise Erdrich’s "Tracks" / Analyzed : This 5 page paper reviews Louise Erdrich's Tracks, a 1988 novel about Chippewa Indians living in North Dakota. The book analyzes the major characters of Pauline, Nanapush, Margaret and Fleur and how their struggles reflect the overall struggle of the Native Americans to hold onto what is left of their land and their dignity. Bibliography lists 1 source. Tracks.wps

Thomas Pynchon’s "The Crying of Lot 49" / Modernist Or Postmodernist? : A 9 page paper on Thomas Pynchon’s well-known work. The writer notes that while the novel has characteristics of both modernism and postmodernism, its postmodern tendencies predominate in its strongly apocalyptic worldview. Bibliography lists 6 sources including book. Pynchon.wps

Thomas Pynchon’s "The Crying of Lot 49" / Importance Of Names : A 5 page paper on the symbolism of the proper names used in Pynchon’s novel. The paper concludes that most of the names function as metaphor, and add multiple layers of richness to the text and to the reader’s understanding of Pynchon’s vision. No additional sources cited. Lotcry49.wps

Edward Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?" / Nick, Carthage & The Punic Wars : A 5 page paper that analyzes the use of allusion in Albee’s play, especially as it relates to the character of Nick, and the connection to ancient literature and history. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Albee.doc

Edward Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?" / The ‘Other’ Couple : A 6 page paper discussing Honey and Nick, the young couple who witness the rages of George and Martha in Edward Albee’s classic play. The paper contends that their experience at George and Martha’s house changes Nick and Honey as well, causing them to become more aware of themselves and compassionate toward each other. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Other.wps

The Importance Of Illusion And Truth In Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf": This 5 page paper consider the impact of Albee’s use of illusion and symbolism regarding truth in his work Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This paper not only considers these elements, but focuses on the struggles of George and Martha and their fictitious child. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Albeiw.wps

Albee’s "A Delicate Balance" / Search for Meaning : A 5 page paper analyzing this deep and troubling domestic drama by Edward Albee. The paper shows how very subtle religious references in the play underscore the search for meaning in modern life. Bibliography lists 1 source Delbal.wps

Edward Albee’s "The American Dream" v. Pohl & Kornblum’s "Space Merchants" :
A 5 page paper on the themes central to these two books. One set in the 1950's and the other in the future, they each deal with social issues and relationships concerning American life... what is was and what it may become. Four sources are cited. Space.wps

The Life & Works Of H. L. Mencken : In 14 pages the author discusses the life and writing of H. L. Mencken and how his living in Baltimore shaped his writing. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Mencken.doc

Gershe’s "Butterflies are Free" / Don’s Disability : A 3 page character analysis of Don Baker, the blind protagonist in this play by Leonard Gershe. The paper shows Don’s difficulty in achieving emotional independence is due less to his blindness than to the self-doubts instilled in him by his mother. No additional sources cited. Butfree.wps

Gershe’s "Butterflies are Free" / Character Of Jill : A 3 page analysis of the character of Jill, the wacky next-door neighbor of the protagonist of Leonard Gershe’s play. The paper points out that Don teaches Jill as much about life as she teaches him, particularly the relationship between freedom and responsibility. No additional sources cited. Butfree2.wps

Robert James Waller’s "The Bridges Of Madison County": Analyzes the relationships between Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid, as portrayed in the novel The Bridges of Madison County. Specifically, this 10 page paper looks at their relationship in the light of Jungian psychology and attachment theory. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Rela.wps

Burning "Bridges": Why Do People Love "Madison County"? : A 5 page paper on Robert James Waller’s novel The Bridges of Madison County. Calling upon the opinions of three literary critics/ columnists, the paper argues that the book’s popularity is based on sentimentality at the expense of meaning, and is symptomatic of the mental decay of our entire culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Whymadi.wps

Sharyn McCrumb’s "She Walks These Hills" : This 5 page paper that examines the premise of She Walks These Hills, a 1994 novel by Sharyn McCrumb, and explores how the author's background influenced the novel's settings and its characterizations. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources. Mcrumb.wps

Marilynne Robinson's "Housekeeping": A 5 page essay on Robinson's novel in which the writer details the themes, story, characters, and language. No additional sources cited. Housekee.wps

Marilynne Robinson’s "Housekeeping" / Conformity : A 5 page paper discussing the contrasts in Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping. No additional sources cited. Houskeep.wps

Danielle Steele's "No Greater Love" : A 5 page paper reviewing this novel by romance novelist Danielle Steele. Her narrative techniques are explored. No additional sources cited. Romnov.wps

White's "Once and Forever King" : A 10 page report on T.H. White's "The Once and Forever King." The story is described in the context of an Arthurian legend-- modeled very much after stories from that particular era. Symbolism, characterization, Knighthood, and the importance of learning are among the many other elements discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Onceandf.wps

T.H. White’s "The Once and Future King" : A 6 page paper which examines how T.H. White’s The Once and Future King compares to other Arthurian legends, the time era it was written, and the further external factors which caused the change in these legends. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Onceking.wps

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s "The Mists Of Avalon" / Character Of Morgaine : A 5 page paper on Marion Zimmer Bradley’s protagonist in The Mists of Avalon. The paper looks at how the standards of paganism differ from the standards of Christianity, and the character of Morgaine is caught in the middle. No sources. Mista.wps

Tom Stoppard’s "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" : A 6 page essay exploring how the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead reflects specific aspects of life: 1. humans as social animals and 2. how the individual finds his or her place in society. The confusions and feelings of what am I doing here and why am I doing it are emphasized. Rosencra.wps

Tom Stoppard’s "Arcadia" / Interpersonal Conflict & Doom : A 6 page paper on Tom Stoppard’s brilliant but cerebral 1995 play, which takes place in two different centuries, using the same set. It contrasts the relationships between Septimus and Thomasina, two characters in the twentieth-century part of the play, with Hannah and Bernard in the twentieth century part, and shows how they develop against a poignant sense of a paradise doomed. No additional sources cited. Arcadia.wps

Tom Stoppard’s "The Real Inspector Hound": A 5 page paper looking at Tom Stoppard’s play in terms of whether it has any significance beyond pure escapism. The paper suggests that in this play Stoppard explores the degree to which we as human beings blur the boundaries between illusion and reality, between who we are and who we think we are. Bibliography lists one source. KBstoppard.wps

Robert Olen Butler’s "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" : A 5 page analysis that examines the structure of this Pulitzer Prize winning short story about a dying Vietnamese patriarch. The writer discusses how, in touching and poetic passages, Butler skillfully interweaves past and present so that the reader catches glimpses of an early life in Paris with Vietnamese leader, n Minh, as well as the old man’s current concerns for his family. Rbutler.wps

Refuge -- A Story of Adaptation to Disaster : A 5 page analysis paper of Terry Williams' story of natural and personal disaster. The writer details her account of the flooding of a wildlife refuge, and compares it to the losses suffered from her mother's death. Bibliography lists the primary source. Refuge.wps

James Redfield’s "The Celestine Prophesy" : A 10 page paper the provides an overview of Redfield novel. This paper presents his nine Insights and relates them to a psychological perspective on the changing nature of the world. Bibliography lists 1 source. Celestine.wps

Bernard Malamud’s "The Magic Barrel": In 5 pages, the writer discusses the meaning & purpose of "The Magic Barrel" by Bernard Malamud. Magicb.wps

"Dreaming in Cuban" : 5 page analysis of character and effectiveness in Christina Garcia's recent (1990's) book "Dreaming in Cuban"-- a fictional work that realistically traces several generations of a Cuban family and their lives both in their native land and in the United States.-- Examination is moderately socio-political. No Bibliography. Dreamcub.wps

Cristina Garcia’s "Dreaming in Cuban" : This 3 page essay discusses one of the adversarial relationships, the one between Celia and her daughter Lourdes, in "Dreaming in Cuban." Bibliography lists 1 source. Drcuban.wps

Ayn Rand / Objectivism & Racism : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of Ayn Rand's Objectivist principles and considers the question of whether they are racist in nature. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ayn.rand.rtf

Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead" : A 6 page analysis of conflict in Ayn Rand’s "The Fountainhead" (20th century lit.). The writer examines how Rand dramatizes the conflict between individuality and conformity through her spectrum of people.(Rand was Born in Russia but is regarded as a U.S. Novelist by most authorities) No Bibliography. Founhead.wps

Amy Tan's "Rules of the Game" : A 3 page essay on Tan's "Rules of the Game" in which the writer focuses upon the symbolic meaning of the book's title and its relevance to life and the human experience. A number of insightful points are made and the story's underlying meaning is thematically interpreted. No Bibliography. Gamerule.wps

Amy Tan’s "The Joy Luck Club" vs. Dangarembga’s "Nervous Conditions" / Struggle of Women : An 8 page paper discussing the individual struggles of two women that are depicted in The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, and Nervous Conditions, by Tsitsi Dangarembga. In The Joy Luck Club the character being examined is that of Rose Hsu Jordan and in Nervous Conditions it is the character of Nyasha. Both of these women are faced with the complications of tradition, parental pressures, cross-cultural existence, and their existence as women. They both face their own struggle to find themselves in the face of many fears and beliefs. Bibliography lists3 sources. Struggle1.wps

Amy Tan’s "The Joy Luck Club"/ Mother-Daughter Identity : A 5 page paper looking at the way the Americanized daughters in Amy Tan’s novel derive their true identity from the legacy of their Chinese-born mothers. The paper concludes that despite the fact that both mothers and daughters experience problems communicating with one another, Tan suggests that it is only through the effort of breaking down these barriers that daughters are able to discover who they really are. Bibliography lists five sources. Joyluck2.wps

Tan’s "A Pair of Tickets" / Culture, Setting, & Character : A 5 page paper looking at the interrelationship of culture and characterization in this excerpt from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club. The paper asserts that the protagonist can only discover who she is by learning who her mother was, deep down inside -- and it took a trip to her mother’s native country to see this. Bibliography lists one source. Pairtick.wps

Amy Tan’s "The Hundred Secret Senses"/ The Contact Zone : An 8 page paper reading Amy Tan’s novel The Hundred Secret Senses in the light of Mary Louise Pratt’s "Arts in the Contact Zone" and Alice Walker’s "In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens." The paper concludes that much of our success in making valid cross-cultural alliances occurs in an unconscious and "magical" rather than logical and analytical way. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Contzone.wps

Yekl : Abraham Cahan's Yekl is discussed in this 6 page paper that focuses on the conflict within the main character himself. Several themes of this important novel are explored. No additional sources cited. Yekl.wps

The Dark Side of Carol Joyce Oates : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the darker elements in the writings of Carol Joyce Oates. A number of her stories are used as examples to illustrate points being made. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Oates.rtf

O.A. Bushnell’s "Molokai" / An Analysis : A 5 page analysis of the book, Molokai by O.A. Bushnell. Set in the leper colony, Kalaupapa, in the late 19th century, the book is divided into three sections, each told from the perspective of that character. This writer proposes that the story's main theme is love and that the character, Malie, is positioned to emphasize that disease is blind -- it strikes wealthy and poor alike. Molokai.wps

The Search For Meaning In Anne Dillard’s "Teaching A Stone To Talk" : A 7 page paper analyzing Annie Dillard’s book of personal essays. It concludes that it is Dillard’s goal to find meaning in every aspect of her life, and to do this she seeks the answers to the deepest questions of existence through an all-encompassing vision of God. No sources except book. Dillard.wps

Gish Jen’s "Mona in the Promise Land" / An Analysis : This 5 page paper examines and analyzes Chinese-American author Gish Jen's 1996 novel, "Mona in the Promise Land." Monaprom.wps

Gish Jen’s "Mona in the Promised Land" # 2 / The Asian - American Experience : In 5 pages, the writer discusses Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen. The incessant topic of the paper is the Asian American experience and how Jen uses emotion to portray this. No additional sources cited. Mona2.wps

Revolutionaries and the Feminine Mystique : A 6 page piece which postulates that in "The Feminine Mystique" and "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," Betty Friedan and Joan Didion write (separately) of a women’s revolution, Friedan by tracing history toward a thesis, and Didion by adding apocolyptic commentary to the theme by living with the emerging culture, and by observing the unconscious shedding of historical perspective. However true to history their original insights, it can be claimed that both lost touch with their historical perspectives, specifically as they applied to the ongoing social issues for which they fought. As such, they themselves became victims to a "history mystique" of their own creation. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Friedion.wps

Edwin O'Connor's "The Last Hurrah" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the basic themes in O'Connor's novel about the social and political issues relevant to the Irish-American community in Boston in the 1950’s. This book provides a view that is both sympathetic and accurate, and documents the political corruption during this era. No additional sources cited. Hurrah.wps

Edwin O’Connor’s "The Last Hurrah" # 2 : This 5 page report discusses Edwin O’Connor’s 1956 novel "The Last Hurrah" and looks at it in the context of how politics have changed in America over the past forty years. No additional sources cited. Hurrah2.wps

Richard Preston’s "The Hot Zone" : A 5 page paper on Richard Preston’s terrifying book about the Ebola virus. The paper concludes that Preston’s actual agenda in writing this book is summed up in the last chapter: that the earth has come to regard humans as a parasite, and is using viral disease to exterminate us. No sources. Hotzone.wps

Robin Cook’s "Outbreak" / A Viable Hyposthesis ? : A 5 page research paper investigating the messages in Robin Cook's "Outbreak" in terms of reality. Does the government cover up events? Evidence is offered that it indeed covers up lots thus, Cook's book, while a fictional account, is closer to reality than we might want to think. Several supporting/critical sources cited in bibliography. Outbrea.wps

Preston’s"Hot Zone" vs. Cook’s "Outbreak" / Microbiological Comparison : A 4 page comparison of the microbiological information presented in Richard Preston’s book "Hot Zone" and the movie "Outbreak." Concludes that while Preston’s book presents valuable and factual information about such organisms as the Marburg Virus and the Ebola Virus, the movie presents only fictional information and is of little public educational value. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hotbreak.wps

Lewis Nordon’s "Music Of The Swamp" : A 4 page paper that discusses the creative and richly detailed account of life on the Mississippi Delta as presented by novelist Lewis Nordan. This book presents its themes through Nordan's characterizations of Sugar, a young boy living life in the South. Nordan also uses interjections of music, lyrics and musical suggestions through out the book as a means of creating the interesting culture of Delta life. No additional sources cited. Swamp.wps

Robert Pirsig’s "Lila" / Metaphysics Of Quality : A 5 page analysis of the concepts presented by Pirsig as they relate to what he calls "dynamic quality." No additional sources cited. Lila.wps

Robert Pirsig’s "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" : A 15 page review of the 1974 book by Robert Persig. Explores the concept of perception and how it relates to the ancient philosophy of Zen. Illuminates Persig's concern with the decline in American values and in systems such as our educational system. No additional sources are listed. Zenart.wps

William Kennedy’s "Ironweed" / Annie and Helen : A 10 page paper on William Kennedy’s "Ironweed," which describes the differences in the life experiences of the two women who run with Francis. Francis is a murderous ex-baseball player who returns to family after destroying Helen. Helen reconciles herself in death. This paper postulates that this story is another parochial vision of the "woman is to blame for everything," while the man can always return as the prodigal son. Therefore, it delivers a dangerous message in a safe-sex world. Ironweed.wps

"I Stand Here Ironing" By Tillie Olsen : This 5 page report discusses Tillie Olsen’s short story that examples a mother/daughter relationship and the difficulties faced by a single, impoverished mother who agonizes over her ability to not do enough for her daughter, Emily. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Tillie.wps

James Fenimore Cooper : 6 pages in length. James Fenimore Cooper, the prolific author who has penned some of the most memorable literary works in American history, did not originally intend to be a writer; rather, the fact that he found his inherent ability to write was discovered quite by accident. His literary career began at the late age of thirty years old, in spite of the fact that he harbored an intense interest in reading just about everything that came his way. As time went on, Cooper focused more heartily upon his craft, as well as American issues, which served to thrust him into the literary world. The writer discusses Cooper's life and work. Bibliography lists 6 sources. TLCcoop.wps

James Fenimore Cooper’s "Last Of The Mohicans"/ Romancing The Mohicans : A 7 page paper discussing The Last of the Mohicans as a classic American example of an early Romantic novel. It provides a short history and definition of Romanticism, then analyzes the novel from the point of view of setting, characterization, and theme. Bibliography lists six sources. Mohican.wps

James Fenimore Cooper’s "Last of the Mohicans": Natty as an American Hero : A 3 page paper looking at James Fenimore Cooper’s protagonist of The Last of the Mohicans in terms of the way he represents American values. The paper argues that while Natty’s strong, silent, rugged type is still popular in western, romance and adventure fiction, he does not reflect the uncertainty of our own age. Bibliography lists 2 sources. KBcooper.wps

James Fenimore Cooper's "Last of the Mohicans" / Themes : A 3 page essay that examines how Cooper uses the character of Uncas, the last of his tribe, to present Native Americans as a noble, admirable people and challenge the prejudicial attitudes of his day. The writer also argues that Cooper uses the character of Cora, who is of mixed heritage, to this purpose as well. Quotations from the source. Bibliography lists the book itself as the only source. LastMohs.wps

James Fenimore Cooper’s "The Last of the Mohicans" & Hogan’s "Mean Spirit" / Two Different Views of the Indian : A 7 page paper contrasting James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans with Linda Hogan’s Mean Spirit from a historical standpoint. The paper concludes that the reflections of the author’s historical period determine the content and tone of the works themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Coophag.wps

"The Wide, Wide World" & "Wieland" / Female Characters : This 7 page research paper compares and contrasts the characters of Ellen Montgomery in Susan Bogert Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1852), and Clara Wieland in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland (1798). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wideland.rtf

Religion in Wieland & The Wide Wide World : A 7 page paper looking at the treatment of Christian doctrine in these two novels by Charles Brockden Brown and Susan Warner. The paper points out that although Christian expression is used as a form of "cultural shorthand" in both novels, only in Warner’s is the teaching of Christian principles a major goal of the book. Bibliography lists four sources. Widewie.wps

Theodore Dreiser’s "Sister Carrie" / Setting : A 5 page essay on the turn-of-the-century novel by Theodore Dreiser. The writer looks at how Dreiser made the settings of Chicago and New York a dynamic part of the characterization and action of the novel. It is the writer’s premise that Dreiser took less care with the characterization of his protagonist then he did with her environmental situation. No additional sources cited. Sistcar.wps

Theodore Dreiser’s "An American Tragedy"/ Clyde Griffith : This 5 page report discusses the great novel by Theodore Dreiser and his development of the character of Clyde Griffiths. While some of critics have accused the character of "Clyde" as being a misogynist or a sexist, this writer presents the argument that Clyde was neither. The only person Clyde looked down on was Clyde himself. No additional sources cited. Clydgrif.wps

Tim O’Brien’s "In the Lake in the Woods" : A 5 page paper that discusses sorcery and politics in Tim O'Brien's novel ‘In the Lake in the Woods.’ This paper demonstrates the way John Wade utilized sorcery as a means to create the illusion of political credibility and also presents the way that sorcery is used as a part of the political process in general. No additional sources cited. Lakewood.wps

Mary Brown’s "The Unlikely Ones" / A Journey Of Self Discovery : A 4 page essay on the science fiction novel by Mary Brown showing how the book portrays a young girl’s rite of passage towards adulthood. No additional sources cited. Unlikely1.doc

April Sinclair’s "Coffee Will Make You Black" : A 5 page paper discussing why April Sinclair’s Coffee Will Make You Black should be a part of any college sophomore-level English class. No additional sources cited. Coffblac.wps

Five Contemporary Plays : A 6 page paper looking at Tina Howe’s "Painting Churches"; Wallace Shawn’s "Aunt Dan and Lemon"; Eric Bogasian’s "Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll"; Maria Irene Fornes’ "The Danube;" and Craig Lucas’ "Prelude to a Kiss". The paper shows how each of these plays display what it is that makes us human by revealing what is important to us. No additional sources cited. 5templay.wps

William Gibson’s "Neuromancer" / The Dark Future : A 9 page paper on William Gibson’s science fiction novel. It argues that although Neuromancer’s world is really not that much of a stretch technologically from the capabilities we now have, it is a dystopia because it warns us about the dangers of a society in which no one cares about anything but pleasure. No additional sources cited. Neuro.wps

Whitley Strieber’s "The Forbidden Zone" : A 5 page book report on how Whitley Strieber makes use of temporal refraction, the instability of the reality constant, and the space-time continuum in his "The Forbidden Zone." The paper discusses the fact that Strieber's intent for the science fiction novel was to present the characters actions in light of physical science rather than psychological theory. No additional sources cited. Strieber.wps

Greg Egan’s "Distress" / Book Review : A 5 page exploration of the science fiction novel "Distress" and how it parallels existing and future science and technology. No additional sources listed. Distress.wps

Larry Watson’s "Montana 1948" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the main elements of style, point-of-view and symbolism in Watson's novel. No additional sources cited. Montana.wps

Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg / Profound Disafection from Continental Society and the Beat Writers of the 1950 : This 18 page paper reflects upon three of the most distinct writers of the Beat Generation: Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg were American writers whose unconventional work and lifestyles reflected profound disaffection with continental society. This paper explores their disaffection through the writings of these authors and considers the differentiation between their own views and those of continental society as they define societal marginality. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Njackg.wps

Jack Kerouac’s "On The Road" / Zen Madness : Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road in the early 1950's, though it wasn't published until 1957. The relationship of his escapades in the book and the philosophies of the 'beat' generation are well known. One area that has not been explored to any extent is the relationship the journey taken in the book has with Kerouac's known interest in Buddhism. Although On the Road was not written with the Buddhist point of view in mind, the journey of Kerouac and Cassidy can be seen as an extension of the Mahayana principles that interested Kerouac later in his life. This 4 page paper argues that the journey in On the Road fulfills a basic definition of a Buddhist quest for knowledge and eventual nirvana. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Roadzen.wps

Jack Kerouac’s "On The Road" / Socialization : A 5 page paper discussing whether it can be said that Kerouac’s classic book of the fifties Beat generation had a socializing influence. The paper concludes that because it anticipated the freedom of the sixties, its enormous popularity helped to usher in sociological change. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Kerouac.wps

Henry Miller’s Tropics of… / Comparison : An 8 page comparative essay on Henry Miller’s "Tropic of Cancer" and "Tropic of Capricorn." The writer argues that the subject of these sexually explicit books was the real quadrangle of sex—passion, politics, boredom and death. Although he viewed the works as conscious-raising efforts, he believed his attempts would be futile. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Tropics.wps

Harper Lee’s "To Kill A Mockingbird" / Justice ? : In this 2 page paper, the writer argues that To Kill a Mockingbird contains criticism of the prejudice and moral laziness that allowed Southern society to have a double standard of justice. In this oppressed society, Calpurina feels compelled to converse in her friends' dialect so they will not feel she is trying to act superior to them. No additional sources cited. Killmock.wps

Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird" / The Maturing of Scout : A 10 page paper analyzing the character of Scout in this sensitive coming-of-age story. The paper argues that although at times Scout’s perceptions may be a little too advanced for her age, they nonetheless show she will have the ability to develop into a courageous and mature young woman. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Scoutmat.wps

To Kill A Mockingbird / Setting & The Courtroom : 5 pages in length. The significance of the Maycomb setting in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and how it affects the courtroom scene demonstrates the way in which a black man’s life can be maligned with blatant lies and misinterpretations. Atticus Finch’s appointment to defend Negro Tom Robinson is something the town has not witnessed before -- a town in which blacks and whites cohabit together but do not meld their lives beyond the cursory greeting at the marketplace. By Finch taking on Robinson’s alleged rape case, it sets a new precedence for the narrow-mindedness of the townspeople and the injustice routinely inflicted upon the Negro community. No additional sources cited. Mockset.wps

Lee Smith’s "Fair & Tender Ladies" And The Epistolary Novel : A 6 page paper which looks at the format of Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies as series of letters, and demonstrate how the main character both reflects her culture and her own growth through her writing. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ladies.doc

Sherman Alexie’s "Indian Killer" : This 5 page research paper reviews Sherman Alexie's 1996 novel, Indian Killer by examining the life of central character, John Smith, who has gone on a killing rampage in his attempt to reclaim his Indian heritage from the white man. The supporting protagonists, each with his own anger and motivation against white society are also explored in detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Indkilr.wps

John Demos’ "The Unredeemed Captive" : A 7 page paper reviewing John Demos' 1994 book, The Unredeemed Captive. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Captive.rtf

John Demos’ "The Unredeemed Captive"/ Historical Fiction or Nonfiction Story?:
A 5 page paper examining this unique book by John Demos. The paper argues that the book, which deals with a young girl, Eunice Williams, who is assimilated into an Indian tribe in Colonial America, is definitely nonfiction because its author does not attempt to impose fictional structures on it, and grounds his speculation in historical fact or common sense. No additional sources. KBdemos.wps

"A Wrinkle In Time" By Madeleine L'Engle : 6 pages in length. Science fiction has never been quite the same for the elementary and secondary school students who read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. Bringing together the concepts of good versus evil, courage, love's power and the coming of age, this endearing and enduring book has stood the test of time and proven itself worthy of being revisited again and again. The story, which chronicles the adventures of thirteen-year-old Meg Murry and her five-year-old brother Charles, possesses numerous fantasy elements which inspire the reader's imagination and encourage him to become intimately involved with the characters. The writer discusses characters, lessons and morals as they relate to A Wrinkle in Time. No additional sources used. TLCwrink.wps

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea’s "Guest Of The Sheik" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the elements of gender-based social constructs described in Fernea's story, and demonstrates the differences that Fernea experiences as a westerner in an eastern culture. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Sheik.doc

Bharati Mukherjee's "Jasmine" : A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the theme of Americanization in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine and underscores the belief that true assimilation into American culture is seldom achieved by illegal immigrants. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Jasmine.wps

James Baldwin’s "Sonny’s Blues" / Healing Through Pain : A 5 page examination of James Baldwin’s short story Sonny’s Blues. The writer examines Baldwins use of foreshadowing and the metaphors of light, darkness and ice and how music seems to be the healing element in the story. No additonal sources cited. Sonnblue.wps

Maturity in "Sonny’s Blues" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" : A 3 page paper examining the theme of maturity in Baldwin’s "Sonny’s Blues" and Joyce Carol Oates’ "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Baldwin’s Sonny surpasses all the other characters, including Connie and her mother. In spite of his dangerous dance with heroin, he is the only one of the group who seeks further meaning either in life or his own actions, or even acknowledges that such further meaning even exists. Sonwhere.wps

Baldwin’s "Sonny’s Blues" / Suffering : A 3 page analysis of suffering in Baldwin’s short story. Listening is the whole point of Baldwin’s story and also something so many have so much difficulty doing well. Sonny admires the woman’s singing, but rather than being able to enjoy her music for what it is and take only the superficial view of it, he is compelled to hear the emotion that drives her voice, her intonations and inflections. No additional sources cited. Sonsuff.wps

James Baldwin’s "The Fire Next Time" : This 5 page paper examines James Baldwin’s popular work. The thesis of the paper is that the book is just as applicable today as it was in the early sixties. Criticisms of the work and the author are discussed. The symbolic nature of the use of fire in literature and popular culture is also noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Firetime.wps

James Baldwin’s "Going to Meet the Man" : James Baldwin, one of the primary African American writers of the twentieth century, reflects on the link between man’s struggle with self-identification and the expected role he plays in the world in his short story "Going to Meet the Man." In his collection of short stories of the same title, Baldwin’s reflections about the capacity of men, especially Black men, to define themselves in a culture, address their personal development and consider the implications through out their life struggles are significant themes in his short stories. This 2 page paper considers these themes as they are related in "Going to Meet the Man." No additional sources cited. Jbald.wps

Louis L'Amour : In 5 pages the writer discusses famous western writer Louis L'Amour. His life and his work are compared and a few quotes are taken from his writing. Bibliography lists 8 sources. L’Amour.wps

Utopia / The Definition : This 5 page paper examines three encyclopedia definitions of the term utopia and compares them to the utopia which is defined by Marge Piercy in her book, Woman on the Edge of Time. Utopenc.wps

Guilt & Adult’s Treatment of Children In Literature : A 4 page paper that explores how adults' treatment of children results in assumptions of guilt and resultant powerlessness, as imposed on children by adults and their societies. Literary works used to argue this thesis are as follows : Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," and Kerouac's "On the Road." Growup.wps

Turning Novels Into Movies / Problems Involved : A 27 page paper looking at six novels and the movies that were made from them, analyzing how successfully each filmmaker translated the story from print to film and the problems they seem to have encountered in doing so. The books and movies covered are The Color Purple; The Book of Daniel (Daniel in the film version); The Last Tycoon; The Day of the Locust; Sophie’s Choice; and An American Tragedy (A Place in the Sun). Bibliography lists three sources. Prinfilm.wps

Fred Chappell’s "I Am One of You Forever" / Male Bonding : A 5 page paper discussing whether author Fred Chappell views male bonding in a traditionally Southern way. The writer analyzes the use of tall tales in the story, and suggests that males use these stories to mythically explain and cement their relationship to one another. Malebond.wps

Linda Hogan’s "Mean Spirit" : A 5 page analysis of the book by Native American writer, Linda Hogan. This novel tells the story of what happened in the 1920s when oil was discovered on Native American land. Through the eyes of two Indian families, the reader learns how whites coerced the true owners of the land through brutality and murder to gain control of the oil. The writer demonstrates how the novel works on several different levels of meaning and specifically focuses on the relationships between the Indian men and women in the story. No additional sources cited. Meanspir.wps

Barry Gifford’s "Baby Cat-Face" / Symbolism Of The Color Red : A 6 page paper that provides an analytical overview of the symbolism based in the color red in Barry Gifford’s novel, Baby Cat-Face. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Gifford.wps

John Gardner's "Nickel Mountain" : A 6 page paper reviewing John Gardner's book "Nickel Mountain." Bibliography lists 8 sources. Garnder.DOC

Nathaniel West’s "Miss Lonelyhearts" : A 6 page theme on the book by Nathanael West exploring the various themes in the book and its alienation with modern society. No additional sources cited. Misslo.wps

Ring Lardner's "The Haircut" : 7 pages in length. The question is not one of whether Paul Dickson actually committed the premeditate murder of Jim Kendall, but rather if he is fully responsible for the act of passion that he is truly guilty of committing. Certainly, the purported accident is not one of happenstance, because it is no secret how much Paul -- and most of the other townspeople -- despise Jim because of the heartless and cruel jokes he plays on his unwitting victims. But when Julie Gregg -- Paul's unrequited love interest -- becomes victim of a particularly unmerciful prank, it is likely too much for the otherwise mild mannered young man to bear. The writer discusses the reasons why the murder was, in fact, premeditated, and suggests that the entire town is guilty of the crime, as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Haircut.wps

Elmore Leonard’s "Riding The Rap" : A 5 page paper that considers the social commentary related within Leonard's work. This paper reflects on racism, racial differences, crime and social stratification as they are discussed within the context of Leonard's novel. Bibliography lists no additional sources. Riderap.wps

Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood : This 3 page analysis of Mary McCarthy's Memories of a Catholic Girlhood explores her essays in terms of skill and style. The work is contrasted with her fiction and the subject matter contained in the book is explored. McCarthy's technique of contrasting writing with use of italics is noted throughout the essay. The book is the only source used. Catholic.doc

Life & Death In "Night Mother" : A 5 page analysis of Marsha Norman’s 1983 play. The paper posits that the life-and-death struggle is not really between the suicidal Jessie Cates and her mother Thelma, but between the death-seeking and life-affirming sides of Jessie herself. Bibliography lists one source. Nmothe.wps

Wally Lamb’s "She's Come Undone" By Wally Lamb : In 5 pages, the writer discusses the novel "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. The questions of "How does Dolores' life parallel her mother's?", and How does she ultimately triumph and move beyond her tie to her mother's failures?" are answered. Undone.wps

Richard Bach’s "Illusions" : A 5 page paper that reflects on the themes and major elements of Richard Bach’s inspiring novel Illusions. Bach’s novel, which has been acclaimed as a "glorious bestseller," relates the story of Richard’s encounter with Donald Shimoda, an airplane mechanic who shares with him stories, lessons and a visionary perspective related from a seemingly unglorified messiah; a man capable of relating life and existence from the perspective of one who has lived it. No additional sources cited. Rbach.wps

Russell Banks’ "The Bone" : A 6 page paper on the novel "Rule of the Bone" by Russell Banks. The aspect of drugs placed an important role in the book by Banks and is discussed here. The fact that the drugs are in nearly every aspect of the story is illustrated. The reasons behind Bone’s use of drugs is also described. No additional sources cited. Rulebone.wps

Shenakkan’s "Kentucky Cycle"/ Land as the Main Character : A 5 page paper discussing the land as the main character-- seeing as and responding as a human being—and discussing what the play has to say about man and how he is cutting himself off from the earth, with a focus on the significance and meaning of his alienation from the land which is his life. No additional sources cited. Kentucky.wps

Heinlein’s "Starship Troopers": Individual Freedom and the Military State : A 5 page analysis of this Hugo-winning science fiction novel in terms of its sociological commentary. The paper argues that Heinlein is right that freedom, individualism, and equality are meaningless without responsibility; but he is wrong in subjugating the rights of dissenters to those who only voice the party line. No additional sources. KBheinln.wps

Heinlein’s "Stranger in a Strange Land": Social Issues : A 5 page paper looking at this classic science fiction novel in terms of its approach to critical social issues. Particular issues discussed are religion, class, race, gender, and sexual preference. The paper analyzes why there is so much confusion surrounding interpretation of this book, and argues that Heinlein’s novel reflects his own conservative political values. No additional sources cited. KBstranger.wps

Katherine Mansfield’s "A Doll’s House" : This 7 page paper provides an analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s short story "A Doll’s House" and evaluates the characters, plot, and the major themes of the story. No additional sources cited. Dolhous.wps

The Promise of American Life & Decline of Moral Value (1865 - 1998) : A 9 page paper arguing that moral values have not kept pace with technological progress America has seen since the Civil War. The paper uses and cites seven works of literature as sources and discussion points to provide its thesis. Red Badge Of Courage, Shane, & SeaWolf are among the works used. Morals.wps

American Society in the Early 20th Century / Evidence In Literature : A 10 page paper that compares John Milton Cooper’s Pivotal Decades; Robert Wiebe’s The Search for Order; Allan Spear’s The Origins of the Urban Ghetto; and Robert Woods’ The City Wilderness. The writer contends that while these works all take different perspectives on the time period, they also provide a complete view when considered together. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Amersoc.wps

Political Obligation In Writing During The 17th & 18th Centuries : A 7 page examination of political obligation as it related to writers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Concentrates on John Locke and the leaders of the fledgling United States. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Polwrite.wps

Women in Modern Southern Literature : A 9 page paper on the changing role of women in Southern literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century. The paper observes that the Southern woman conceals beneath her society’s valuation of her as helpless a unique ability to navigate the waters of her culture. Works covered are Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding; Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard To Find; Walker Percy’s Lancelot; Peter Taylor’s A Summons to Memphis; and Kaye Gibbons’ Ellen Foster. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Southlit.wps

Allison’s "Bastard Out Of Carolina" / Gender & Class : A 5 page essay exploring the novel for class an gender influences on the outcome -- that Bone’s mother abandons her raped and abused daughter in favor of the man who raped her. Bibliography lists 1 source. Cnbastrd.wps

Symbolism of the Wall in Mistry’s "Such a Long Journey : A 7 page paper which analyzes the symbolic meaning of the wall surrounding the protagonist’s apartment in 1970s Bombay. The paper concludes that the wall is a metaphor for the protagonist’s sheltered and cloistered life, which is changed abruptly as he embarks upon a potentially risky attempt to help a friend. Mistry.wps

Wilbur Smith / River God : 5 pages in length. The writer offers a brief overview of Wilbur Smith's novel about slaves and Pharaohs, power and enlightenment. No other sources cited. RiverGod.wps

Life / It is What it is : A 5 page paper discussing the similarities between three short literary works; "The Case for Torture," by Michael Levin, "The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS," by Stephen J. Gould, and "Thank God for the Atom Bomb," by Paul Fussell. All three of these works discuss some aspect of humanity and life in general. While each one attempts to explain different deadly subjects in various ways they all approach their individual subject from essentially the same standpoint, the standpoint being the reality that life will continually bring to humanity many devastating illnesses and occurrences for many different reasons. No additional sources cited. Lifewhat.wps

Combat Stories: An Interview With A World War II Medic : An 8 page research paper that recounts what World War II was like for the medics that served the front lines. Told in the form of an interview with a World War II veteran, the writer relates war stories gained from research done in this area. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Ww2view.wps

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm : A 5 page paper on the book by Nancy Farmer. This book is a young adult book but is highly entertaining and educational. The story takes place in Zimbabwe in the year 2194. While it is in the future and has many strange characters it is a book which is largely based on ancient African practices and religion. The children in the book are the children of a General, who is in charge of security for the entire area and have always been kept within their own boundaries. Their adventures begin when they escape those boundaries and get kidnapped. The ear, the eye, and the arm are detectives with special powers. No additional sources cited. Eareye.wps

Snow Falling On Cedars : 5 pages in length. The writer gives an overview of David Guterson's novel about a murder trial that takes place in the Japanese village of San Piedro. While the reader is immediately drawn into the story line, the eloquence with which the author writes is yet another aspect to the attractiveness of this book. No additional sources cited. Snowfall.wps

Journal Thoughts on "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" : An 8 page paper looking at Betty Smith’s novel in terms of its plot, theme, characterization, tone, and setting. It points out that the novel’s effectiveness is somewhat undercut by creating such strong, gritty female characters and then marrying them off to unsuitable men at the end. Bibliography lists 1 source. Bsmith.wps

Dalton Trumbo’s "Johnny Got His Gun" : Dalton Trumbo’s anti-war novel about the reflections of Joe Bonham makes a significant statement about the nature of man and the struggles of war. This 3 page paper provides a brief overview of Trumbo’s book and considers the significance within the societal view he provides. No additional sources cited. Johngun.wps

Daughter of Time : A 5 page paper on the book, "Daughter of Time," by Jocelyn Fey. This paper discusses the meaning of the title. There are many ways to interpret this particular title, the most obvious and common interpretation, and the one predominantly discussed, is that of truth. The daughter of time has often been considered to mean truth and in this particular mystery novel the characters, who are actual people in history, are revealed to be the devious individuals they are. The most predominant character in the book is III. No additional sources cited. Daugtime.wps

Bebe Moore Campbell’s "Envy" / The Potential for Violence : A 3 page essay discussing why the normally well-behaved protagonist of this autobiographical story suddenly threatened to stab her teacher. The story concludes that Bebe’s outburst was caused by the absence of both her father and the entire presence of fatherliness in her life. Bibliography lists 1 source. Bebecamp.wps

The Personal Development of Stephen Kumalo : A 5 page analysis of the protagonist of Alan Paton’s 1948 novel Cry, the Beloved Country. The paper points out that Kumalo was already a faithful and devoted priest prior to the traumatic loss of his son, but his loss enabled him to learn new ways to put his faith into action. Bibliography lists one source. Skumalo.wps

Caroline Janover’s "Josh : A Boy With Dyslexia" : 2 pages in length. The writer offers a brief account of Caroline Janover's book about a young boy with a learning disorder. No additional sources cited. Joshdys.wps

Still Raising Hell : A 6 page book report on Sheila Baxter’s "Still Raising Hell." Baxter’s book is a first hand look at poverty, obesity, and general prejudices aimed towards the less privileged, or the less beautiful, people. Baxter’s main issue is that in dealing with this subject matter, it has only been the "educated" that truly write about these realities, not the victims themselves. She has lived the life of the poor, and in many ways still lives the life of the less privileged and her book details how, even at her age, she is "still raising hell." No additional sources provided. Stilhell.wps

Multiculturalism’s Roots in American Literature : A 5 page paper examining the way our multicultural heritage has been portrayed through the literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Works mentioned are Cather’s O Pioneers, Dixon’s The Clansmen, Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Twain’s The Tragedy of Puddn’head Wilson, Ridge’s The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, Zangwill’s The Melting Pot, and Du Bois’ "The Souls of Black Folk." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Multilit.wps

Alvin Toffler’s "Future Shock" : A 5 page paper analyzing "Future Shock," by Alvin Toffler. His book, though written in 1970, concerns many of the issues that are quite important today in terms of the changes civilization is experiencing, and has experienced. In addition to discussing Toffler’s book, the subject of rural, and other, education is discussed in terms of its applicability. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Futshock.wps

Tim O’Brien’s "Lake of the Woods" : A 5 page paper which analyzes Tim O’Brien’s 1994 novel, Lake of the Woods, to determine how events from John Wade’s past made his future inevitable, whether his outcome was just or unjust as well as O’Brien’s interpretation. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Tobrien.wps

John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy Of Dunces" / Its Relevance Today :
10 pages in length. To presume that Ignatius J. Reilly was merely a figment of John Kennedy Toole's literary imagination is to say that this personified manifestation of humanity does not live around every corner of every town. Indeed, the Ignatius J. Reilly's of the world are alive and well and infiltrating every segment of society, so much so in fact that reading Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces can be likened to a reflection upon contemporary civilization. The writer discusses how Reilly represents all the sourpuss negativity that permeates within and among this planet's inhabitants. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dunces.wps

Hope Leslie : A 5 page paper discussing the book "Hope Leslie" by Catherine Maria Sedgwick. This is a novel set in early America and deals with the subject matter of the Native Americans and other prevalent issues of the day, in a completely different manner than perhaps any book has before. Sedgwick approaches her subject matter from a very skeptical, and obviously disgruntled, position in which she examines puritanical attitudes and the position of women in society. No additional sources cited. Hopeles.wps

"The Journey Into the Whirlwind" by Eugenia Ginzburg : This 5 page report discusses the horrendous injustice of what Eugenia Ginzburg faced in terms other than her painful imprisonment. Instead, it examines the idea of betrayal of an individual by the system which she has chose to support her entire life. Bibliography lists only the book itself as a source. JourWhir.wps

The Ox Bow Incident : A 5 page critical analysis of the book "The Ox Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. The book takes a bit of work to get involved in, starting out slowly with overly involved descriptions of characters, yet quickly becomes a truly excellent study of the condition known as mass hysteria, or mob mentality. The author describes the inner reasoning of the characters and gives the reader an excellent insight into these conditions. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Oxbow.wps

Doris Lessing’s "To Room Nineteen" / Use of Setting & Color : Doris Lessing’s story "To Room Nineteen" is a story about the repression of the human spirit and seeming unending emptiness and personal alienation that come as a result of social, cultural and even ethnic divisions. Susan Rawling, Lessing’s main character, vacillates between sanity and insanity, and her struggle to escape the accompanying alienation comes through a view of her surroundings. This 2 page considers this argument by considering the action in Lessing’s work. No additional sources cited. Dlessing.wps

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