Academic Papers on World Literature

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A 3 page discussion of 'Doll's House' and how Ibsen deals with the issue of the position of women in marriage and in society through the character of Nora (and Torvald). No Bibliography.

A 7 page paper on this play by Ibsen. The writer explores Ibsen's themes and symbols and explains Ibsen's controversial view of morality and society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 6 page essay on Henrik Ibsen's classic play. The paper examines the tension between Torvald's objectification of his wife as a pet and Nora's growing awareness of her own wings; it concludes that only when she discovers her real self is she able to do what birds do best -- fly. No additional sources ...

5 pages in length. Love is not necessarily a prerequisite for marriage. This statement is clearly proven in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, where Nora and Torvald Helmer easily execute what could be one of millions of masquerade marriages of their day. Brought together in matrimony but respecting none of the inherent ...

In 6 pages, the writer compares Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' with the movie version starring Claire Bloom as Nora. Nora is also compared and contrasted with Oedipus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page research paper on Hedda's internal conflicts and the reasons behind them. The writer posits that her lack of freedom to act autonomously in society caused her to delude herself into believing that she would find an answer in manipulation, but that she comes to realize that her efforts were futile. ...

A 5 page paper that discusses the role of power and gender in Ibsen's play. This paper demonstrates the way in which Hedda both manipulates and is manipulated by her vie for social power. No additional sources cited.

4 pages in length. Essay discusses the frustration and self-absorption of Hedda, and how it ultimately led to her assisted suicide of Luvborg and her own death. General overview and analysis. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page research paper discussing the themes and characters in Ibsen's classic play. The writer describes the themes of tragedy, self & alienation, the role of female characters in the play, and also various elements of symbolism in the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 10 page paper on this work by Henrik Ibsen. The writer explores the characters, plot, themes, and analyzes the play. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 5 page paper offers a brief comparison of the women in three specific novels: From Sleep Unbound by Chedid; Children of the Alley by Mahfouz and A Sister to Scheherazade by Djebar. The similarities of the intentions of the female characters and the different approaches taken by the authors is briefly discussed.

This 8 page paper reflects upon the theme, characters, language, and plot development (the main dramatic elements) in Ibsen's play 'Ghosts.' Specifically, this paper considers the character of Mrs. Alving, the role of her husband, and the themes of communication, confession and reconciliation that are expressed through the character development and plot structure of ...

A 4 page discussion of the Indian myth of the River Sutra. The writer examines this story as being similar in theme to popular American 'old wives' tales.' The healing powers of the river can easily be compared with those of chicken soup-- the capacity to cure is really only mental. The paper goes on ...

A 10 page paper in which the writer compares and contrasts two authors who present distinct stories supporting perspectives relative to post- colonial and post- imperial Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Sara Suleri and Romesh Gunesekera present two very different novels that provide perspectives on the societal and political issues in these countries through the development ...

This 5 page essay discusses the story, The Lady Who Loved Insects. The writer offers a general analysis and synopsis of the work.

A 3 page fantastical autobiographical essay on Billy's approach to his zoo experience—in Vonnegut circularity. The points raised are some of the chronological events, the science of Montana, the theme of time, and war. Written as fiction based on fact from Billy's perspective.

Mysteries, Spy Novels and Thrillers From 1916 to the 1980's is an interesting sociological and cultural view of the Middle East presented through an evaluation of literature. It is Simon's assertion that the crime fiction, including mysteries, spy novels and thrillers that have been created since World War I represent a significant view of ...

A 5 page book review on Reeva S. Simon's book titled, 'The Middle East in Crime Fiction: Mysteries, Spy Novels and Thrillers from 1916 to the 1980's.' While often appearing to be inconsistent and muddled, this book offers a new and unique perspective of the Middle East. Seen from a completely different aspect than is ...

This 5 page report discusses Ivan Doig's 'Bucking the Sun' and the message Doig presents to his readers. No additional sources cited.

Under the Net

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A 5 page paper which discusses the book 'Under the Net,' by Iris Murdoch. While this is a book which essentially addresses the realities that lie beneath the net of language, it is also a tale of one man's struggle to see women in a more realistic light. Ina n attempt to truly understand another ...

A 5 page paper analyzing this short story originally published in Narayan’s collection Malgudi Days. It points out the many levels of irony at work in the story, and characterizes it as an affectionate portrait of small-town Indian life. Bibliography lists six sources.

A seven page paper looking at the psychological symbolism of these two stories by Hans Christian Andersen. It discusses the reasons why the stories’ endings are psychologically unsatisfying. Bibliography lists two sources.

A six page overview of this novel by Alan Duff on a dysfunctional Maori home in New Zealand. The paper raises questions about the sociological reasons for the Hekes’ behavior, and presents parallels to the situations of disenfranchised ethnic groups in our own country. No additional sources.

A five-page paper looking at this seldom-studied novel by Johann von Goethe, in terms of the symbolism of the doomed child Otto. The paper concludes that despite the fact that Otto's parents were married at the time of his conception, they were both in love with someone else, and he is thus the product of ...

5 pages in length. One can reasonably assert that there existed a sequence of social change as a means by which to describe the impact of the intrusive European culture upon the indigenous culture of Umuofia. Having viewed Umuofia's culture as tending to be relatively stationary as well as harboring unstable equilibrium, one ...

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