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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...

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...

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...

Women in Distress in Literature free essay sample

An analysis of two women in distress in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Elizabeth Smart’s “By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.” This paper analyzes Esther Greenwood’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept and Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.” In particular, the paper...

Characterization in Tennyson's 'Ulysses' free essay sample

An analysis of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘Ulysses.’ This paper takes a different look at Homer’s creations redone by Tennyson in the Victorian Age. The author of this paper takes a look at the characterization of Ulysses which Tennyson envisages as a more contemporary, earthly man, whose own restlessness matches...

The Discovery of What It Means to Be An American free essay sample

An analysis of author James Baldwin’s essay, The Discovery of What It Means to Be An American. The paper analyzes the meaning of freedom in African-American author, James Baldwin’s essay “The Discovery of What it Means to be an American”. The paper shows that what Baldwin does in this...

Heart of Darkness – by Joseph Conrad free essay sample

A look at two different viewpoints of Conrad’s novel, The Heart of Darkness. In Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, there is an impression that Conrad is trying to convey. To some this may not appear to be as evident because his meaning is deeper than what is on...

The Hero Figure in the Writings of Ernest Hemingway free essay sample

This paper examines the heroes of Ernest Hemingway’s stories. This paper addresses the question of the gender of the heroes in Ernest Hemingway’s writings. It points out that women in his stories are most often portrayed as inferior characters. However, an analysis of one of his short stories, “Hills...

The Masque of the Red Death and Symbols free essay sample

Examines short story’s symbols of death, related to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalist world view. The purpose of this research is to examine symbolism in The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe in connection with transcendentalism as articulated by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The plan of the research...