An essay examining the connections between two of the most important authors in the history of Yiddish literature, Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Sholem Aleichem, by way of a comparative reading of short stories by each. The essay aims to show that despite their unquestionably different aims (Nachman's being religious and pedagogical, Aleichem's being secular and literary), the two stories make use of many similar themes and devices, evidencing connections to a greater Yiddish literary heritage.
This essay is about Capital Punishment and cites specific examples of people who were affected by it.
This essay is about how video game and media violence affect adolescents. This article goes into details such as ratings, adults' responsibilities, and citing specific examples of different stereotypes found in video games. Adolescents should be able to differentiate violence in video games from real life and be able to recognize patterns in gender role and age. In turn, adults should be held responsible for what the adolescents play by controlling access to this media in the first place.
Literary essay on Fitzgerald, Wharton, Faulkner and Hurston and their exploration of culture issues.
Literary essay on Richard Wright's reluctanct title protagonist.
Literary essay the alleged Salem witch and her verbal cues in the record of her trial.
This essay explores the theme of childbirth in Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It uses the identified thematic components of childbirth--parallelled with self-realization--to explain Edna's suicide at the end of the novel.
Essay analysis of the medieval poem,
A look at Percy Bysshe Shelley's
A research essay of T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland.
An application of Foucault's works to a Senagalese novel.
A look into Foucault's
A look at Foucault's conception of the author function
An essay which discusses the techniques that Art Spiegelman used in Maus and that Kurt Vonnegut used in Slaughterhouse 5
A discussion of the fictional families that both Clarissa and Lovelace create in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa.
A critical view of Michael Frayn's play
This essay is a view of the tactics James Joyce uses in Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, that allow the reader to not only see beauty as young Stephan Dedalus does, but to also understand the process Stephan goes through when seeing a beautiful object, thus allowing the reader to project this same process onto the novel itself. This will allow the reader to recognize the novel as a representation of the beauty it tries to explain.
Two of the more popular modern Shakespeare adaptations are Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet and Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. As cultural mirrors, these films critique aspects of religion, religious icons, and modern business. Just as important, however, are the respective struggles of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet and Ophelia. The tragic nature of their battles against established society creates the basis for this contemporary social criticism.