Academic Papers on Mixed & Comp. Literature

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What Is Drama ?

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that describes drama in terms of the literary genre and its application. Drama is based on the conflict that develops between characters and the presenation of the literature surrounding this action in a format that can be performed on stage. Drama is unique among literary genres because of its ...

In 5 pages the author describes and discusses how several reading contribute to the understanding of the theme of the family. The theme of family is one of great importance. In the family section of "Literature and Ourselves", there are major sources of contribution to one's understanding of the actual theme of family. ...

A 5 page paper that considers a comparison between Japanese and American literature around the turn of the century, and reflects on the political, social and religious determinants that influenced writers of this era. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing the concept of tragedy as defined by Aristotle (and illustrated in Sophocles' Oedipus the King) and Arthur Miller's definition of the form (as described in his essay 'The Tragedy of the Common Man' and illustrated in Death of a Salesman). Bibliography lists one source.

A 6 page paper defining classic Aristotelian form of tragedy and how it is expressed in Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, The Metamorphosis, and The Stranger. 2 source bib

A 6 page paper looking at Shakespeare's King Lear, The Tempest, and Spanish playwright Lope de Vega's Fuente Ovejuna in terms of the degree to which they permit characters to question and flout authority. The paper argues that this has a great deal to do with the medieval view of government as a God-given hierarchy, ...

A 5 page paper discussing the works of Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, and Spenser and the male characters that reside within the pages. Are they kind, generous, honest, evil? Are they accurate depictions of the male gender, or are they dreamt up characters that merely portray particular characteristics to the extreme? It is believed that it ...

A 9 page paper showing the connection between these two issues, as demonstrated in the works of Aristophanes, Plato, Dante, and Shakespeare (Lysistrata, The Apology, The Inferno, and The Tempest, respectively). The paper asserts that Western literature first mocked or dismissed the sexual expression of female self-determination, later turned it into a sin, and finally ...

A 5 page paper which examines the whether or not the musical works of Verdi's 'Macbeth' and 'Otello' ('Othello'), Mendelssohn's incidental music for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture and incidental music for 'Hamlet,' and Cole Porter's 1948 musical, 'Kiss Me, Kate' (based on 'The Taming of the Shrew') capture the quality and mood ...

5 pages in length. As protagonists, both Oedipus and Othello ultimately ended up as tragic figures as a direct result of their inability to alter the course of their lives. Defining this particular concept calls for one's close interpretation of what the protagonist's role truly represents; with that, it becomes quite simple to ...

An 18 page paper which examines the ways in which William Shakespeare used word-plays (puns) for erotic, humorous and ironic purposes. Specific plays discussed include Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper which compares the relationships between the themes and dramatic structures of three of William Shakespeare's most popular plays, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Art For Life's Sake

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page essay discussing the difference between art written for art's sake and art written for life's sake. It particularly discusses Flaubert, Ibsen, Dostoevsky and Yeats, and examines how each of these authors fit into the Romantic tradition of the artist as both spokesperson and iconoclast, and how each of these works discussed ...

A 6 page paper comparing and contrasting hthe characterization of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening with that of Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. The paper concludes that the heroines' differing fates are defined by the nature of each woman's self-image at the time of the story's climax. Bibliography lists 6 ...

A 5 page paper looking at the use of this literary technique in Kate Chopin's story. The paper follows the text closely through the first half of the story, showing how the second half of the story is predicted by the first. Bibliography lists seven sources.

Freedom means many things to many people. In The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin, freedom is the sum and total of the thematic enterprise. The protagonist's deepest wish is for freedom and Chopin is able to embed both the desire and the attainment of freedom within her writing style through the ...

A 5 page paper analyzing the astonishingly frank depiction of female sexuality in Kate Chopin's landmark short story. The paper looks intensively at the social backdrop against which Chopin wrote her story, and shows why this story remained unpublished until long after the author's death. No additional sources.

A 5 page paper on this late nineteenth-century novel by Kate Chopin. The paper looks at the literary techniques Chopin used to develop her work, and concludes that the novel's construction and development is as innovative for the times as its shocking theme. Bibliography lists six sources.

4 pages in length. The writer discusses how integral a role escapism and freedom play in Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening.' Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The writing of the early part of this century and late nineteenth century was often defined as 'modern' by way of the propensity of the authors of that era to address the underlying psychological motivations for behavior. Unfortunately, this often resulted in a self analysis that was unbearable to the character and the inner ...

A 5 page look at the way the female protagonists of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God respond to society's traditional roles for women, and to what extent these characters are able to overcome these social constrictions to achieve a self-actualized life. No additional sources cited.

A 20 page paper showing how Joseph Conrad, as an early Modernist, used many techniques inherited from earlier literary periods -- some of which he would have cheerfully acknowledged, others of which he would have found less congenial. Specifically, the paper looks at ways in which the ideologies and techniques of Jonathan Swift and William ...

A 6 page look at the way Susan Glaspell, John Updike, William Faulkner, and Guy de Maupassant build realistic and believable characters in their short fiction. Particular stories discussed are Glaspell's 'A Jury of Her Peers,' Updike's 'A & P', Faulkner's 'Barn Burning,' and de Maupassant's 'The Necklace.' Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page paper that concludes: In these five stories, women are portrayed in various ways. Only Anderson's 'The Egg' continues to stress the inadequacy and calamity of women. James, Updike and Welty each present a twist on society's sexist view of women in the situations presented. Each writer provides redeeming ...

A 6 page paper discussing these three novels by Charles Brockton Brown, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The paper concludes that in each of these novels, the characters had a choice about whether or not they intended to be a victim -- and for better or worse, the choice transformed their lives forever. Bibliography ...

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