Academic Papers on Portugese Literature

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A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the novel by Jamaica Kincaid, and considers its application in terms of identity. No additional sources cited.

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.

A five page paper looking at this contemporary novel by Laura Esquivel in terms of its thematic use of domesticity as a function of women's power. The paper asserts that the novel is actually about empowerment, and a frying pan can be just as good a tool for expressing one's creativity as a pen. Bibliography lists four sources.

This 6 page report discusses Garcia Marquez’s great novel published in 1967 in the context of the violence and power it portrays. Such images allow the reader the opportunity to understand the ways in which violence, solitude, and the overpowering human need for love are key concerns in the writing of Garcia Marquez. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page analyzes that examines how Esquivel's novel resembles a fairy tale and the significance of this resemblance. The writer argues that the story is similar to a fairy tale in that it presents a story that carries the power of myth. This is evident in the manner in which it portrays women ...

4 pages in length. The obvious implication of religious and spiritual intolerance sets the overall theme for Perez Galdos' (2004) Dona Perfecta, a novel about Spain's historic tendency to castigate those who did not fall in line with faith unity. Pepe represents the antiestablishment 'villain' who is not only proud of his personal ...

A 4 page paper which examines the importance of religion and spirituality in the novel. No additional sources are used.

A 5 page paper which examines how the character of Joey acts, even when not technically acting in Daniel Chacon’s novel And the Shadows Took Him. No additional sources cited.

(6 pp) Theater has an ancient definitive term that has held it in good stead for quite some time. It is called the "suspension of disbelief." What it means is that when I go into the theater, I am willing to take the risk of not understanding everything that I see. ...

This 3 page paper discusses the historical discoveries Plunkett makes in the poem "Omeros," and how they relate to a sense of homecoming. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page analysis of Fuentes' historical novel that covers the history of Mexico from the time of the Mexican Revolution till roughly the mid-twentieth century. A powerful novel, the stream of consciousness writing that juxtaposes scenes from Artemio Cruz's younger days with those in the present as he lays dying are sometimes confusing, but‹nevertheless‹revealing ...

A five page paper looking at the relationship of this book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to actual Latin American history. The paper points out that while it is a mistake to make precise correlations, the book evocatively conveys the spirit of the period of the times. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 5 page discussion of the parallels between the events which unfold in the fictional novel by Costa Rican author Tatiana Lobo and history. Recounts the impacts of the Spanish colonists on the indigenous peoples of Costa Rica, emphasizing that the Spanish greed and disregard for cultural uniqueness translated into the decimation of a ...

(trans. "Time of Silence"). In this 7 page essay, the writer evaluates Santos' novel as an important literary advance which signaled the abandonment of the older, linear works of Spanish provincialism. The story is analyzed with relevance to the author's own life and times. Very well-written. No other sources are cited.

A 10 page paper discussing the work of writer Isabel Allende. All types of love in her writing include a significant component of loneliness. The writer of this explores Allende's premise of loneliness and its role in love. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 6 page paper argues that the short story 'Emilie Plead Choose One Egg' by Haitian writer Paulé Bart-n, offers both a diagnosis and a cure for the ills of Caribbean culture. The story, in featuring a strong-willed woman and an ineffective, irresolute man, reveals the effects of colonialism on the Caribbean psyche, and offers ...

A five page paper offering an overview of Carlos Fuentes’ novel. The paper shows how Fuentes compares the characteristics of his protagonist to twentieth-century Mexico itself. No additional sources.

A five page paper looking at Liliana Heker's story about classism in Argentina viewed from the perspective of a child. The paper concludes that the social parameters that we normally expect to be confined to the adult world unfortunately apply to the world of schoolchildren as well. Bibliography lists two sources.

This 3 page paper discusses the essay by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez called, My Hips, My Caderas and discusses the theme of colonialism, past and present. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Novels by Jose Saramago

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page essay that is made-up of 3 separate essays on 3 of Saramago's novels: Blindness, All the Names & The Cave. No additional sources cited.

This 8 page paper compares three works of Isabel Allendes'for themes of feminism, exile, and spirituality. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This is a 4 page paper which briefly describes the writing style of six Spanish and Latin American Authors. The bibliography has 7 sources.

This 5-page paper covers the life and writings of Americo Paredes, and his depictions of life along the Texas-Mexican border. The thesis is that Paredes wrote about racism against Mexican Americans from both anglo Texans and Mexicans on the other side of the border. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

10 pages. Describes the famous book and the fantasy vs. realism of Don Quixote. Includes information about Miguel de Cervantes, the author, as well. Cervantes wrote many poems and plays. Most of these have not survived and he could not support himself by writing. Cervantes took a job as a ...

Emilia Pardo Bazan

  • 11 page paper

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the short stories of Emilia Pardo Bazan, with a focus on her use of her feminist ideology through her depiction of the role of women. This paper considers the writing style of her short stories and provides a view of the integration of style and thematic ...

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