Research Paper On Autobiography
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A 7 page essay that discusses the central role that Franklin’s list of virtues plays in his autobiography. While Franklin’s account demonstrates that he largely succeeded in his goal to live by these virtues, his references to others, specifically Samuel Keimer, John Collins, and Hugh Meredith, provide contrast to Franklin’s own behavior, as they provide an antithesis for the virtues in Franklin’s list. Examination of Franklin’s autobiography indicates how he uses this contrast to paint a strong portrait of himself as his text’s protagonist. No additional sources cited.
Complexities of Maya Angelou's Autobiographical I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
A 3 page analysis of Angelou's autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which is a complex work that not only details the events of Angelou's girlhood, but also illustrates the sociological structures that were in place in the South at that time to keep African-Americans 'in their place,' which is to say subservient to white interests. No additional sources cited.
Taste of Power by Elaine Brown
A 5 page analysis of the autobiography of Elaine Brown, who briefly led the Black Panthers in the early 1970s. Brown offers a revealing look into the dynamics of an organization that symbolized the militant left in the Civil Rights movement, the organization that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover referred to as the greatest internal threat facing American national security. Brown's frank discourse reveals the sexism that was inherent in the black power politics of this organization. No other sources cited.
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
An 8 page research paper that, first of all, presents an outline of the major events in Thomas Merton's autobiography 'Seven Storey Mountain.' Then, the writer lists ten concepts from the field of communication ethics and presents a brief outline of the 5 page research paper that then follows, in which the writer discusses the major concepts presented by Merton in his book, touching on how they reflex communication ethics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Dust Tracks on a Road Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston
A 5 page essay on Zora Neale Hurston's autobiography. It describes Zora's life briefly, then analyzes two major problems with the book, namely Zora's lack of closure regarding her prophetic 'visions' and her inability to perceive herself as a member of an oppressed race. No additional sources cited.