Academic Papers on British Literature

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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.

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 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 ...

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.

Charlotte Bronte

  • 5 page paper

When one thinks of the name Bronte, it is most often thought of in the plural of Charlotte and Emily or even the triple: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. All three sisters were published writers: Charlotte being most noted for Jane Eyre; Emily for Wuthering Heights and Anne for Agnes Grey. This 5 page paper presents a brief biography of ...

A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses critical response to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The writer includes details from Huxley’s biography and also discusses the current critical opinion of this novel and Huxley’s legacy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 10 page paper which examines the character of Moll Flanders from the book by Daniel Defoe. The paper also presents a biography of Defoe. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 8 page paper provides a brief biography of Blake, which illustrates the different people and events in his life that influenced his work. Christianity was one of those things. Blake was decidedly not religious but he was spiritual and that is reflected in his work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 10 page analytical research paper about the 17th century (Shakespeare era) British playwright, Ben Jonson. Contains a brief biography and subsequent focus on two of his works : 'Every Man in His Humor' and 'Every Man out of his Humor.' Bibliography lists 8+ sources.

A 4 page essay, which includes a very brief outline, offers a brief overview of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. The writer includes a brief biography of Milton, a short summary of the plot and discusses several of the major themes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is a 4 page paper discussing the various perspectives of Elizabeth Bowen’s short story “The Demon Lover”. The analysis is preceded by a brief biography of the Bowen. Elizabeth Bowen’s short story “The Demon Lover” is considered one of her most analyzed and controversial works in terms of content and implied intention of the ...

This 5 page report discusses “Boswell’s London Journal” and the life lessons and realizations James Boswell came to in his process of writing it over the winter and into the spring of 1762 to 1763. His time in London was certainly not wasted, despite his inability to receive a commission to the Guards, since he discovered his own passion and ability ...

A 12 page research paper that contrasts and compares Eliza Haywood's Fantomina and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Both books address the fact that marriage in the nineteenth century was often a 'business' affair for women as it was basically the only option open for a woman in securing her financial future. The writer discusses ...

A five page paper looking at this play by William Shakespeare in terms of its statement about creativity. Prospero's monopolization of creative power, the paper argues, deprives the other elementals on the enchanted island of valuable experience they could use when they achieve self-rule at the play's end. Bibliography lists three sources.

A 5-page paper that discusses the discovery and development of the power of faith in the Catholic religion as represented by the characters of Sebastian and Julia Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited. Also examined is the change in literary motif and character development exhibited by Waugh in this novel as compared ...

A 7 page paper discussing the significance of Dr. Frankenstein's creation of a human being without the aid of a woman. The paper concludes that Mary Shelley's tale was a reaction against what she saw as a paternalistic attempt on the part of male scientists to usurp creative power for themselves. Bibliography lists 5 additional ...

A 5 page paper which examines the power of women in each tale, to determine if they can be regarded as feminist works. No additional sources are used.

6 pages discussing writer C.P. Snow's "The New Men" (published in 1954)--a book dealing largely with the moral issues that were discussed between scientists and beauracrats, that were involved in creating an atomic force that was so powerful it would change forever the lives of human beings, and put England into place again as a ...

This 5 page report discusses Rushdie's 'how newness comes into the world' as applied to the issue of gender stereotypes and both specific and implicit gender roles. The report also examines the relationship between gender and power as applied by Jean Winterson's 'Sexing the Cherry,' and Michel Focault's 'The History of Sexuality.' Bibliography lists ...

A seven page paper on the emphasis Ayn Rand places on words and language in her dystopic novella. The paper concludes that developers of totalitarian societies fear words because they give thoughts power. Bibliography lists four sources.

This 5 page paper explores themes of this unique play and answers the question 'Who is the Stronger?' Themes discussed include marital power, gender and sex. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A five page paper comparing and contrasting the way Gerard Manley Hopkins and William Wordsworth regard nature. The paper argues that Wordsworth thinks God and nature are essentially the same thing, while Hopkins sees God's power reflected in nature's beauty. Specific poems discussed are Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," and Hopkins' "God's Grandeur." ...

This 5 page paper looks at the United Kingdom's history during 1819 – 1880. Issues included in the paper are the social structure of classes and wealth, the political attitudes, colonial power and military might. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

(5 pp) When the Swedish academy released the Award of Literature in 1907 to Rudyard Kipling, they did so with the commendation, "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration. which characterize the creations of this world-famous author." Kipling responded, "Words are, ...

A ten page paper examining the degree to which Geoffrey Chaucer's poem reflects the code of courtly love. The paper concludes that the false ideals of courtly love prohibit Troilus from really reaching a personal level with the woman he loves; and this leaves him without any bargaining power when he needs to win her ...

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