Academic Papers on French Literature

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This 3 page paper explores the dilemma of Daru in the Albert Camus short story, 'The Guest,' and questions Daru's decision to allow the Arab prisoner to choose his own destiny. No additional sources cited.

This 3 page paper explores the dilemma of Daru in the Albert Camus short story, 'The Guest,' and concludes that the only resolution is to allow the Arab prisoner to choose his own destiny. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper on the short story by Albert Camus. The paper examines the story's plot, point of view, theme, protagonist, irony, and major symbols, as well as the influence of existentialism in this work. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page research paper on Albert Camus's novel The Stranger. The writer details the existential themes of the novel, and relates them to the story and the text. The primary source is cited.

In this 8 page essay, the writer evaluates Mersault's character and essentially describes him as a good man destroyed by a civilization which cannot bear the truths that he shows them and the absurdity of the games he will not play with them. Specific quotes and examples are used to better-illustrate points made. No other ...

3 pages in length. Assessing the importance of original language and style of Albert Camus' The Stranger is an integral component to comprehending the subtle nuances associated with the French novel. The relationship between the translation and the original text could not help but lose something in the adaptation, inasmuch as considerable ambiguity ...

A 5 page analytical review of Albert Camus' 'The Plague'-- a book detailing the universal condition of man. As described by the writer, the plague itself was meant to be an analogy for that which is hostile towards man... it represents death incarnate. An examination of its presence in Oran follows as it relates to ...

A 5 page paper discussing the issue of playing God in Alexandre Dumas' novel. It traces the way Dumas develops the characterization of the Count as a larger-than-life figure, and his enigmatic role as God's agent of vengeance. Bibliography lists 4 sources, including novel.

A 5 page essay on Alexandre Dumas' play. The writer details the plot and the characters. No bibliography.

A 17 page paper on the socioeconomic issues put forth by Victor Hugo in his novel. The paper discusses what role Hugo felt religion, politics, and social planning played in the reformation of society. It also deals substantially with Hugo's role as a romantic writer, and the implications of this in his novel. No additional ...

A 6 page paper that discusses decadance and La Belle Epoch as they are demonstrated within the writings of Huysmans in "Against Nature." This paper described Huysmans process of first developing his perspectives on decadence as they relate to art and literature in late 19th century France, and then describes the effect that decadence ...

This 10 page paper explores the life of this famous actor and playwright who lived in seventeenth century France. The focus is on his acting career. General biographical information provided as well as historical insights. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 7 page paper looking at the characterization, construction, and most importantly, the theme of Moliere's famous play, noting how the theme of hypocrisy is supported by the characterization and the play's construction. Bibliography lists four sources including the play itself.

A 6 page paper on Moliere's "Tartuffe"-- a controversial 17th century play in which the author (among other things)-- attacked a certain secret society of religious fanatics who tried to gain admittance into homes and control the personal and intimate lives of all the members of the family. The writer discusses various sociopolitical issues from ...

A 10 page paper on the difference in the amount of autonomy afforded women in these two classic works of French literature. The paper observes that while we would expect sex roles in seventeenth-century Moliere to be more restrictive than in eighteenth-century Voltaire, precisely the reverse is true; a penetrating analysis postulates the reason for ...

This 5 page paper questions man's ability to reason. The concept of reason is defined and looked at through two literary works, Moliere's Tartuffe and Pope's Essay on Man. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page report on Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' in which the writer analytically examines the story's reliance upon general scientific knowledge. Key characters and subplots are explored in great detail and a supporting bibliography lists 4 critical sources.

A 4 page thesis paper on the 19th century author Jules Verne. Discussed is Verne's uncanny ability to write futuristic stories that actually turned out to be accurate predictions of what was to come. It is argued that Jules Verne's talent was actually to forecast the effects that his predicted technologies would have upon society ...

A 5 page paper on French writer Guy de Maupassant's adoration of his mother and contempt for his father, and how these are reflected in two of his short stories, 'Boule de Suif' and 'Mademoiselle Fifi.' Six sources including stories.

A 7 page paper on this work by Guy de Maupassant, analyzing whether Bel-Ami can be defined as a ‘'naturalist novel. The writer argues that while the novel's setting during the Belle Epoch certainly predisposed a person of Duroy's weak moral fiber toward a life of decadence and amorality, it did not condemn him to ...

A 4 page paper on this short story by nineteenth-century French author Guy de Maupassant. The writer looks at the different types of discoveries made by both the story's protagonist and the reader, showing why these discoveries are not necessarily the same. Bibliography lists one source.

A 2 page essay of the classic short story, The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant on how Loisel comes to know many things in the process of losing a friend's necklace and paying for it. No additional sources cited.

A 9 page paper on Tocqueville's conclusions as written in Democracy in America. The writer examines Tocqueville's views and analyzes the relevance of his observations in modern America. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page paper discussing 'Abelard and Heloise,' the medieval French love story translated from Latin by Jean de Meun. Bibliography lists three additional sources.

This 12 page paper examines the conflict between faith and reason in religion. Peter Abelard's works are examined in an analysis which concludes that both may and do coexist. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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