Academic Papers on American Literature

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 page biography of author Nathaniel Hawthorne with brief analytical discussion of his more popular works (i.e., 'Young Goodman Brown'). Bibliography lists 5+ sources.

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.

A three page biography of Hemingway, showing parallels between his life and his works. Also included are three short original reviews of articles on Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." Bibliography lists six sources.

A 7 page essay that takes the form of four journal entries that each address aspects of Beverly Donofrio's biography Riding in Cars with Boys. The first 2 pages address the writer's personal reaction to Donofrio (i.e., disapproval). The next 2 pages discuss Donofrio as a mother. The next 2 pages discuss her relationship with ...

This 6 page paper provides a biography of Kerouac, the writer who coined the term "beat generation." His life is explored and the relationship between his early experiences and his books are noted. Family background is included as well as his contributions to literature. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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