The Spirits of the Towers free essay sample

A study of the recent Gerald Manley Hopkins poem, The Spirits of the Towers, which reflects on the September 11 tragedy in New York City. This paper analyzes the poem which reflects on the horror and destruction of the terrorist attack on New York’s Twin Towers. The paper describes...

Women in Early Century Literature free essay sample

This paper compares four literary works of the late 19th century and their attitude to women. This extensive paper compares “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen, “Louisa” by Elizabeth Herley, “The Mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe and “Silly Novels” by Lady Novelists by George Elliot. It analyzes their attitudes...

La Vita Nuova ( Dante ) free essay sample

Examines the poet’s views on love and creative writing as expressed in his poetry and his relationship with Beatrice. In La Vita Nuova, Dante expresses his views on romantic love and literary creation, arguing essentially that the two are inextricably bound together. This does not mean that as love...

Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis free essay sample

This paper discusses the story, “Life in the Iron Mills,” from a social commentary perspective. The following paper discusses the story by Rebecca Harding Davis with an aim to show the beginning of a resurgence of interest in a woman whose first major work wrought radical changes in how...

Great Gatsby, The free essay sample

Examines characters, plot, theme of cultural corruption & deception of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a somewhat sympathetic yet wholly corrupted rendering of the American Dream. Nothing about Gatsby is what it appears to be...

Fathers in Poetry free essay sample

A paper which analyzes four poems and shows how relationships with fathers are expressed through these poems. A paper which studies four poems – Lucille Clifton’s Forgiving My Father, Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Father’s Waltz , Raymond Carver’s Photograph of my Father in his Twenty-Second Year and Sylvia Plath’s...

Dual Narrators in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness free essay sample

A detailed discussion of Conrad’s use of two first person narrators with respect to the major themes of `Heart of Darkness` This paper outlines and discusses how the use of an anonymous frame narrator and the primary narrator Marlowe encourage the reader to see the major concerns of the...

Hamlet the Hero free essay sample

A discussion on whether Hamlet is a hero. This essay questions whether Hamlet should be considered a hero. The author argues that Hamlet’s actions do not meet the requirements of a hero since he did not find the moral strength to perform the actions required to bring an end...