Revenge in Romeo & Juliet free essay sample

Analyzes tragedy’s perspectives on revenge & individual/community conflicts, focusing on prevailing Elizabethan cultural, legal, religious, political, gender & ethical norms. Revenge in Romeo and Juliet Introduction In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare brings together the conflicting political and legal ideologies about the proper operation of the state as a...

The Journey in American Literature free essay sample

A discussion of the theme of “journey” in three famous works of American literature. This paper examines works by William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, and Mark Twain. “As I Lay Dying,” “On the Road,” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” are discussed in terms of their common theme of the...

Silence in Fairy Tales free essay sample

Uses & purposes of silence, non-verbal action & narrative gaps in four Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. The purpose of this research is to examine the role of silence in fairy tales. The plan of the research will be to discuss patterns of silence in fairy tales and then to...

Alienation in Literature free essay sample

Examines isolated characters in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral, John Cheever’s “The Five-Forty-Eight,” Shakespeare’s Hamlet & Albert Camus’ “[The Stranger”]. The theme of alienation is reinforced as the mariner begins to understand that there are consequences for his actions. To make matters worse, the mariner suffers because of a very careless...

Foreign Affairs free essay sample

This paper looks at the book “Foreign Affairs” by Alison Lurie. This paper analyzes the satirical novel by Alison Lurie called “Foreign Affairs”. It takes a look at the two very realistic characters of Vinnie and Lurie and how they cope on a holiday to Britain. It shows the...

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice free essay sample

Examines the novel’s relationship to Romantic movement’s concerns with love, marriage, happiness, lack of politics and irony. Elizabeth Bingley is the protagonist character of Pride and Prejudice. She is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Elizabeth, while not the prettiest of the five, is respected as the...

The Tale Of The Heike and The Song Of Roland free essay sample

Compares medieval works from Japan and France. Discusses warrior codes, religion, chivalry, status of women, honor and loyalty. This study will provide a comparative analysis of two works of medieval literature from France and Japan–The Tale of the Heike and The Song of Roland. The study will consider the...

The Age of Innocence free essay sample

An analysis of the use of symbolism in Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence. This paper examines the novel The Age of Innocence and the way that Edith Wharton makes use of imagery, symbolism and irony to communicate with the reader the damaging effects that can result from...

Quranic and Biblical Literature in the Bahai Faith free essay sample

This paper explores how the Bible and the Quran contribute to the ideology of the Bahai faith. This paper explores Qur’anic and Biblical contributions to Baha’i independently, and then investigates the interplay between the two to gain understanding as to how Baha’i represents a working culmination of Islamic and...

Lysistrata and The Yellow Wall Paper free essay sample

A comparative essay between Aristophanes’s Lysistrata and Evans Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall Paper”. The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, compare and contrast the works “Lysistrata” and “The Yellow Wall Paper.” “At first glance, these two works could not be more different. Yet, they do contain some...