Academic Papers on Irish & Scottish Literature

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James Joyce's "Araby"

  • 7 page paper

7 pages in length (Free 1 page outline also included). A discussion of symbolism and character in Joyce's novel in which the writer hypothesizes that Araby is essentially an initiation story recounting a young romantic's first bitter taste of reality. Bibliography lists 7 sources used to support assertions.

A 5 page essay which examines the rite of passage of a boy's first crush and the religious and political symbolism that James Joyce uses in this short story. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page essay on the soul's journey in works by James Joyce and Jane Rule. The writer focuses on the idea of journey, delay and movement as the authors' means of reflecting the adoration the soul has for the ideal of quest. Bibliography cites 2 sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing Joyce's use of setting in this deeply affecting story. The paper analyzes several of Joyce's motifs, particularly romance versus realism and West versus East, to gain insight into the way Joyce contrasts his working-class protagonist's background with the vision of romance he has created for himself. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper looking at these two recurrent themes in James Joyce's intense and evocative collection of short stories. The paper shows how Joyce's characters experience a sudden burst of enlightenment about their situation, coupled with a frustrating awareness of their powerlessness to do anything about it. Particular stories analyzed are 'Araby,' 'Eveline,' and ...

Approximately 5 pages in total length. A collection of three short essays on various topics pertaining to James Joyces' 'The Dubliners' and works by Graham Greene and No Bibliography.

A 6 page paper providing a plot summary of the stories that make up this collection by James Joyce. Following Joyce's lead, it breaks the book down into four sections: Childhood, Adolescence, Maturity, and Public Life, and shows how Joyce's world gives readers a better understanding of the subtle forces that shape their own. No ...

A 5 page paper on form and structure in James Joyce's early fiction. The paper concludes that Joyce's writing in these two works seems difficult because he threw over the predictable formulas of writing that authors had been using for more than a century, and substituted episodic constructions built on themes and epiphanies. Bibliography lists ...

A 10 page paper showing how James Joyce's handling of the symbolism of color in this novel enhances our understanding of its complex levels of meaning. The paper concludes that this is accomplished through Joyce's willingness to let symbol be fluid, to change shape and meaning as demanded by the persona and the text itself. ...

A 10 page paper looking at the life of James Joyce and showing how it is reflected in his novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Particular emphasis is placed on the issues in Irish politics during Joyce's youth and the influence of Catholicism on his writing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 8 page paper discusses how both the poet, W. B. Yeats, and the novelist, James Joyce, explored ideas of Irish identity through different aspects of colonialism. Joyce's 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' and several of Yeats' poems are used as illustrative examples. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page paper analyzing the way James Joyce handled symbol, language, and dramatic form in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The paper calls attention to the unusually high level of artistry in this novel, and shows how Joyce's innovations spawned an entire literary movement single-handedly. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

An 8 page paper exploring James Joyce's departure from traditional fiction in his modernist 1916 novel, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

A 5 page paper on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, an early but extremely influential work by twentieth-century Irish writer James Joyce. The paper asserts that Joyce experimented heavily with alternative approaches to fictional elements in this novel, and in doing so, spawned an entire literary movement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper showing how James Joyce's protagonist liberates himself from this spiritually-inhibiting worldview of Irish Catholicism and embarks on a lifetime adventure of self-discovery. The writer points out the tension between Stephen Dedalus's two names -- that of the Christian martyr, and the Greek mythologically credited with giving man the power of flight. ...

A 12 page paper discussing the distinctively Irish quality of these two works by James Joyce. The paper concludes that as much as the Irish idealize the workings of the spirit, they value the life of the body also, and James Joyce is able to combine both these traits abundantly in both these works. Bibliography ...

A 7 page examination of Joyce's monumental work as a map for the journey of the myth of the Hero and his quest for home. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page paper featuring James Joyce's story, 'Eveline' from his short story collection, Dubliners (1914). It is a letter from Eveline to her father, explaining her reasons for wanting to leave home, her uncertainty as to where she should go and expresses being torn between desire and familial obligation. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper analyzing the tendency of love to drown one's soul, and the self-preserving efforts to resist this. The paper points out that in Joyce's 'Eveline' this is accomplished through the heroine's rejection of love; in McCullers' 'A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.' it is accomplished through the protagonist's cautious approach to loving. ...

A 6 page analysis of the theme of one's hidden self in three of Wilde's works: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. The paper concludes that Wilde was desperately afraid of becoming ruined by public recognition of his homosexuality, and this fear is reflected in ...

A 10 page paper discussing Oscar Wilde's only novel. The paper argues that Wilde's choice of subject matter and treatment creates an artistic experience unencumbered by the need to moralize over it -- in short, ‘art for art's sake.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper on Wilde's play in which the writer discusses the superficial vanities and prejudices of Victorian society. Important to this discussion is the meaning of 'Earnest' and in that sense, the title of this work. How Wilde uses wit and sarcasm to present relevant stereotypes and prejudices is well-explained. FREE outline included. ...

A 5 page paper which examines satirist Oscar Wilde's use of comic effects in his play, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895).

In 5 pages the writer compares and contrasts the characters of Alceste and Cecily. 'Although Alceste in 'The Misanthrope' and Cecily in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' are two very different characters and two very different writers write the stories, they amazingly share common bonds. Both stories are comedy's, but for different ...

A 5 page paper discussing Sir Walter Scott's novel 'Ivanhoe' and its accurate representation of the timeframe in which it takes place. Bibliography lists two sources in addition to the book 'Ivanhoe' itself.

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