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3 pages in length. When examining how the narrator's admission that he is an 'eminently safe' man helps to establish his point of view towards the story's events, it is important to understand how his realization of humanity and the emotions associated with it ultimately allowed him to accept the various occurrence that take ...

A 7 page paper which discusses various aspects of Shelley's "Frankenstein" as they concern Frankenstein, his admission to responsibility and his responsibility to his creation. No additional sources cited.

10 pages in length. The writer discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's biography, as well as addresses various components of "The Scarlet Letter." Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines the bizarre life and career the elusive author of the popular series of children’s books about the misadventures of the three unfortunate Baudelaire siblings as well as discusses the real-life man behind the author, Daniel Handler. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin' by Benjamin Franklin and how this work reflects the ideals of the Enlightenment in both form and context. No other sources.

This 3 page paper looks at what drives the writing of autobiographies, the paper is written using Franz Fanon’s “Black Skin, White Masks” as an example. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the novel by Jamaica Kincaid, and considers its application in terms of identity. No additional sources cited.

This 4 page paper argues that The Confessions of Augustine and The Life Of St. Teresa of Jesus are able to be accepted within the realm of philosophical rhetoric because of their willingness to explore their lives and beliefs in an effort to teach others rather than merely to present their experiences. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines how lynching is portrayed in Nella Larsen’s “Passing” and James Weldon Johnson’s “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.” Bibliography lists 3 additional source.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book but critically evaluates it in respect to characterization and the thematic element of race. The mother is the focus of this analysis which sees her as important in shaping her son's life. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 2 page paper considers some of the central issues presented in James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man. This paper specifically considers factors that influence a view of the author's class biases, including two specific scenarios in which these biases are outlined within the narrator's commentary. No additional sources cited.

A two page biography of the author, together with several very short reviews of stories in his anthology "Dubliners." Bibliography lists five sources.

Barbara Johnson has posited the idea that autobiography is always in the process of symbolically killing the mother off by narrating the fiction as though it were the child one has given birth to and that represents the author. In Jean Jacques Rousseau's Confessions the premise of an autobiography is not in question. ...

This 3 page paper compares the two books, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how Benjamin Franklin and Jane Austen define virtue in "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" and "Pride and Prejudice." Specifically considered is what Franklin and Austen believed makes someone a good person. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page overview of the lives and circumstances of five members of a poor Mexican family in Mexico City in the 1960s. Plagued by poverty, the challenges of living in the corrupt and unpredictable environment of one of the world’s largest cities, and just the incredibly fragile relations which occur within a typical ...

A 6 page paper which examines an individual’s need to obtain the American Dream, as revealed through the ex-colored man’s relationships with his black mother, white father, and his friend Shiny, and Jay Gatsby’s relationships with Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Nick Carraway. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the writings of two great Americans from the 18th century -- the relatively unknown John Woolman and the very well-known Ben Franklin. Each offered important insight regarding morality, business, and morality in business. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 11 page paper which presents a biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The paper also addresses how transcendentalism influenced his writings, primarily his short story "Young Goodman Brown." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines toward what ends did Franklin employ humor. No additional sources are used.

Alice Munro: Biography

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which presents a biography of Alice Munro. Bibliography list 3 sources.

A 5 page review of the autobiography of one of the most accomplished black women of our time. Attending the prestigious St. Paul’s Preparatory School in New Hampshire at the tender young age of fifteen, African American Lorene Carey faces the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement and the direct effect it will have ...

This 7 page paper provides basic biographical information as well as to highlight this novelist's social and political views. His personal life is discussed as well as his novels. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 9 page paper which examines strengthened King and Malcolm’s resolve to liberate themselves and their race from oppression while the character of Eliezer (Elie) remained imprisoned even after his release from a Nazi camp in Buchenwald, Germany in April of 1945. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page review of the first English translation of the experiences of one Chinese woman in pre-revolutionary China. The contention is presented that Xie’s experiences serve to dispel the Twentieth Century notion that up until the 1949 revolution China remained to a large degree traditional. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper that discusses two books: The Surrounded by D'Arcy McNickle and The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. The discussion uses one excerpt from each story to demonstrate the irony of each story. In each case, the protagonist believes certain actions will bring about a better life but the ...

A 6 page paper which examines the search for identity through music, learning, and people in James Weldon Johnson’s work “The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.” No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper discusses Stanley Hirshson's biography of General George Patton, and concludes that the book is an exposé more than it is a biography. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses Sam Houston as he is portrayed in the biography by Randolph Campbell. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Book Report on 3 Books

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which offers a book report on three separate books. The books are Albert Einstein (DK Biography) by Frieda Wishinsky, The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and Jim Davis by John Masefield. No sources cited.

A five page paper which looks at the importance of the relationship between Katharine and Almasy in The English Patient and how their love signifies the transcending of boundaries which is a vital feature in the final outcome of Almasy’s fate. Biography lists 1 source

This 5 page paper provides a critical analysis of "Loverboy", the short story by Ana Castillo. This paper addresses plot, character, setting, point of view, theme, etc. Furthermore, a brief biography of Castillo is provided as is analysis of a critique of "Loverboys" that appeared in Tucson Weekly. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page paper discusses Lorrie Moore's short story "How to Become a Writer" and gives a brief biography of the writer. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 7 page paper considers the work of Aaron Wildavsky and his theories on public administration. The paper starts by consideration of the man behind the work, with a brief biography. The paper then concentrates on his book the Politics of the Budgetary Process with a synopsis of some of the main messages and lesson ...

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography of Stan Berenstain (the man behind the Berenstain bears); a summary of one of the books; and argues that his life did impact his writing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper that discusses William Gibson's play, The Miracle Worker, which is a biography of the early years of Helen Keller. A very brief synopsis is provided. The writer then discusses what moral lessons students can learn from this work. The essay concludes with four specific activities a teacher can use after ...

A 4 page research paper that examines two of her works, a short story entitled "Sweat" and her most famous novel The Eyes Were Watching God in regards to how Hurston portrays gender relations. The writer argues that, for the most part, this is pictured as a battleground between the sexes in which women have ...

A 20 page research paper that analyzes Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre. The writer begins with a brief biography of Charlotte Bronte's life and then offers a general synopsis of the novel before discussing specific characterizations, as well as parallels between Bronte's life and that of her fictionalized heroine. The writer concludes by arguing ...

An 8 page research paper which analyzes the biographies of three famous African-American authors-Gordon Parks, Anne Moody, and Lorraine Hansberry. The writer demonstrates how each author used their background as inspiration for art and activism that served to combat racism and increase understanding. The writer also shows how differences in their situations served to make ...


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography on Nelle Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The book is analyzed for the theme of good versus evil and the loss of innocence. Symbols are explained and exampled. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography of Gregory Bateson and reviews his book, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 3 page paper reviews Anderson's 2004 book, Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World; it also gives a brief biography of the author. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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.

This 10 page research paper/essay, which includes a 1 page outline, pertains to Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. The paper includes Flaubert's biography, a summary of the novel, its public reception, and discussion of critical opinion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page research paper that considers the names Umberto Saba, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, and Michael Collins. The writer argues that as this list progresses, the biographies of each of these writers/poets demonstrates that each of these literary luminaries were progressively more involved and active in the central cause of Irish patriot Michael Collins, ...

Romulus Linney

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the biography of American playwright Romulus Linney. The writer discusses his many accomplishments and his writing and then particularly focuses on Linney's play Holy Ghosts, offering a synopsis and analysis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper begins with a short biography and then moves on to compare two short stories and find common elements of the author’s style. Hemingway’s work is analyzed in terms of his own experiences. Bibliography lists 4 sources

This five-page-paper presents a discussion about the life and writings of John Steinbeck. His biography is detailed and two of his works are critiqued. Bibliography lists four sources.

5 pages. With a brief biography about Mikhail Bulgakov this paper then emphasizes his book Heart of a Dog. The theme of the book as well as the major characters and their importance within the work are discussed and analyzed. The structure of the work and Bulgakov's narrative strategies are considered in this ...

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.

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