Academic Papers on Russian Literature

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An 8 page research paper on the theme of morality in all of his works. The writer details the basis for his belief in morality and religion, and traces the themes through his works. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 10 page paper that discusses the style and themes of the plays of Anton Chekhov. This paper takes a specific look at two plays, 'The Seagull' and 'Three Sisters' and demonstrates the way these two plays represent Chekhov's stylistic and thematic considerations. Specifically, this paper reacts to Chekhov's realist tendencies and demonstrates ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses overall story content and adaptation as it relates to Anton Chekhov's 'The Kiss.' No additional sources cited.

This 5 page research paper examines Anton Chekhov's final play, 'The Cherry Orchard' (1904). Specifically discussed is how Russian political and social changes are developed within the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page paper looking at the change in attitude exhibited by Gurov, the protagonist of this short story by Anton Chekhov. The paper points out that Gurov, originally a Don Juan, learns late in life that love implies a responsibility to the beloved, and difficult choices must be made in order to live up ...

An 8 page paper discussing the way women's need for identity and self-integration are dealt with in three of these author's plays. Specific works discussed include : Hedda Gabler (Ibsen), A Doll's House (Ibsen), and Three Sisters (Chekho). Bibliography lists two sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the characters of Nora from 'A Doll's House,' Gregor from 'Metamorphosis' and the Underground Man from 'Notes From the Underground.' Each character is unique and each one displays different qualities inherent in mankind. The paper examines their individual evolution to some extent, as well as their commonalties. ...

In 5 pages, the author discusses masculinity in Henrik Ibsen's Torval Helmer from 'A Doll House' (Victorian Period), and T. S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' (Modernist Period). No sources cited.

5 pages in length. Henrik Ibsen's talent for delving deeply into social composition is characteristically synonymous with the level of cultural implication the author incorporates into his works. 'Hedda Gabler' and 'Ghosts' are but two selections of Ibsen's writing that represent how a patriarchal society helps to eat away at the female characters' ...

Evolving Narrative

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper discusses different themes beginning with a brief discussion of whether the work of Freud and Neitzche are coherent with anthropology or myth. The symbolism in Ibsen's A Doll House is then explored. Finally, four novels, Heart of Darkness, Madam Bovary, Tristram Shandy and Scarlet and Black are used to demonstrate how ...

A 5 page paper which considers how social criticism is shown through irony by examining Henrik Ibsen's play, Ghosts (1881), and Anton Chekhov's play, The Cherry Orchard (1904). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper examining the oppression of women in three nineteenth-century works -- Henrik Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler' and 'A Doll's House,' and Harriet Wilson's 'Our Nig.' The paper shows that black women had a fundamentally different problem attaining self-integration than white women did, because they had to deal with the racial problem first. No ...

This 6 page report discusses 'background' characters in 'A Doll's House' (Christina), 'Romeo and Juliet' (Mercutio and Tybalt), 'Skylight' (Edward), and 'True West' (Mom). No bibliography.

A 5 page paper looking at this classic play by Henrik Ibsen in terms of the various stages of personal empowerment displayed by its protagonist, Nora Helmer. The paper suggests that Nora is a much stronger person than her husband realizes; and although for much of the play Nora's real character remains hidden from her ...

She is also in a marriage defined by the husband's position of authority and she has a strength of character that allows her to go against the wishes of the authority figure in her life. Unlike Desdemona, Nora refuses to go quietly to her ruin. Where Othello takes the life of his wife, ...

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the female protagonists of Desdemona in William Shakespeare's tragic play, Othello with Nora in Henrik Ibsen's social commentary, A Doll's House. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page examination of realism in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and in Chekhov's short story The Lottery Ticket. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper which discusses the way the personalities of the three brothers in the novel form one complete functional personality. Each of them borrows traits from the others as the novel progresses, so that by the end, each brother is a more complete person than he was at the start. No additional sources ...

A 6 page essay that studies the characterization of six characters in the novel in relationship to Dostoevsky's battle against socialism/atheism in Russia. One source cited.

A 2 page comprehensive essay analyzing the character of Raskolnikov and the importance of the murder scene in Doestovsky's 'Crime & Punishment.' No Bibliography.

A 6 page comparative essay discussing how markedly different the author's characters are in four of his most popular novels. "Crime & Punishment," "The Idiot," "Possessed," and "The Brothers Karamazov." Bibliography lists these 4 primary sources, as well as 3 additional, outside sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing the function of this parable told in the middle of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. The paper shows how the implications suggested in this parable affect not only the way we look at religion, but how we as a free people regard the society in which we live. Bibliography lists 1 ...

A 6 page paper analyzing the issue of universality versus conformity in Dostoevsky's famous novella. It also examines the author's reaction to the literary movements of rationalism and realism, and looks at some of Dostoevsky's most notable symbolism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting Goethe's (German) and Dostoevsky's (Russian) view of the dark side of existence as depicted in these two novels. The writer posits that each book illustrates mankind's growing fascination with his own dark side --offering little hope for redemption (particularly true of "Notes From The Underground"). Bibliography lists 6 ...

A 5 page essay that looks at how the doctor-researcher symbol (representative of tradition and 'state') is treated by Dostoevsky and Kafka in these two works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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