Research Papers on Biographies

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  • Influences of Nature and Biography in the Works of Emily Dickinson

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Emily Dickinson and two poems from her Nature class. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote well over 2,000 poems during her life in Amherst, Massachusetts but only seven were published while she was still alive. After her death, her poems were classified and published. Dickinson was heavily influenced by several factors in her life: the religion of her father, the impact of the Civil War, and nature. A look at two poems from her “Nature” class shows how Dickinson combines all of these symbolic elements to depict a time of loneliness, longing and false hope. Although the poems describe a time in nature when summer is just out of reach, the meanings run much deeper for Dickinson and her readers, as for her summer is a time of life, fruitfulness and happiness which has been lost. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Life and Works of Nineteenth Century French Composer Cesar Franck

    This is a 9 page paper discussing composer Cesar Franck and his works. French composer Cesar Franck (1822-1890) born in Liege, Belgium was considered one of the most talented French composers of all time. While he was known initially for his organ music and playing, especially in the new church of Ste. Clotilde in Paris, he became considerably better known for his range of compositions throughout his lifetime. The organ and the Church played significant roles in some of his early works but his talent was truly revealed through his exceptional range in compositions which included not only singular pieces for the organ, keyboards and other instruments but also symphonies, chamber music and the nineteenth century phenomenon symphonic poems, among others. Much of Franck’s work showed the influence of the Church within his work and life and many of his works are still used within the Catholic liturgy. Other works, such as the symphonic poem Psyche among others showed how passionate and romantic Franck could be often revealed within the mythical and natural worlds. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • James Merrill's Life and Environmental Influences

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life and times of James Merrill. How his environment affected him and how he had contributed to the world with his work are the primary subjects of contemplation. A great deal of biographical information is contained in this paper and the poem An Urban Convalescence is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Emily Dickinson's Poem, I'm Wife- I've Finished That

    A 4 page paper which discusses Emily Dickinson’s life and her poem “I’m Wife-I’ve Finished That.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Influences of Nature and Biography in the Works of Emily Dickinson

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Emily Dickinson and two poems from her Nature class. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote well over 2,000 poems during her life in Amherst, Massachusetts but only seven were published while she was still alive. After her death, her poems were classified and published. Dickinson was heavily influenced by several factors in her life: the religion of her father, the impact of the Civil War, and nature. A look at two poems from her “Nature” class shows how Dickinson combines all of these symbolic elements to depict a time of loneliness, longing and false hope. Although the poems describe a time in nature when summer is just out of reach, the meanings run much deeper for Dickinson and her readers, as for her summer is a time of life, fruitfulness and happiness which has been lost. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Human Nature and the Poetry of Walt Whitman

    This 5 page paper examines the life of Walt Whitman and how he perceive human nature and the meaning of life. Excerpts from his poems, "O Captain! My Captain!" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" are examined as supporting evidence. Bilbiography lists 3 sources.

  • Chicago by Carl Sandburg

    A 5 page paper on the poet Carl Sandburg. The writer describes the life of Carl Sandburg and focuses on his poetic style and his importance in poetry, via the discussion of one of his most famous poems, 'Chicago.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Maya Angelou: Her Works and Her Life

    This 5 page paper discusses Maya Angelou’s life and four of her poems, and argues that many of the things that happened to her in her life are expressed through her poetry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Poe’s Life and Work

    A 3 page paper which examines the depth of Edgar Allan Poe and his work, a depth that was very unique and one that is still greatly admired today. The paper uses the poem The Raven to help illustrate this point. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Maya Angelou/Caged Bird

    A 4 page essay that discusses aspects of Angelou's autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The first section of this report discusses the significance of this title, which is taken from a poem by Paul Dunbar. The second half offers a detailed description of Angelou's family tree, drawing description of each member of her family from the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gregory Bateson: Anthropology and Cybernetics

    This 5 page paper discusses the life and work of anthropologist Gregory Bateson. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Last Wish by Betty Rollin

    A 5 page summation and analysis of Betty Rollin's book 'Last Wish.' This book offers a narrative that relates the evolution of her mother's illness, from the diagnosis of cancer through to her assisted suicide. Rollin makes an eloquent argument to support the actions of herself and her family in supporting her mother actions. No additional sources cited.

  • Historians Phillips and Woodson and Slave History Recording

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts these two historians. Their personal lives are looked at to try to decipher just why their views are so vastly different. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Natural Law and Saint Thomas Aquinas

    This 5 page paper discusses the contributions of St. Thomas Aquinas in terms of Natural Law doctrine. Description of Natural Law is included as well as other Aquinas philosophies and background. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparison of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Spike Lee's 1992 Malcolm X Film

    An 8 page investigation into the life of one of the most controversial black leaders of all time. This paper contends that while the film is more graphical and moving, by the nature of its cinematic format, both the film and Haley’s book provide the same overall picture of Malcolm X. The author of this paper cautions, however, that to really understand the man we must look beyond his words and, indeed, the words of those who so eagerly portray him in film and book to find more objective sources for our conclusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. History and the Impact of Roy Cohn

    This 3 page paper presents a biographical account of this attorney who became famous during the 1950's. Cohn's role in the McCarthy era is noted as well as one event that led to his ultimate disbarment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Early American Film Director D.W Griffith

    A 7 page paper which examines the films and significance of the films of DW Griffith. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • President Kennedy's Assassination According to Jim Garrison and Oliver Stone's 1991 Film JFK

    This 25 page paper examines the assassination of Kennedy based upon the writings of Jim Garrison and the Oliver Stone film, "JFK". This paper delves into the myriad of theories and investigations that have taken place on the subject, as well as investigating much of the information that has been released since the "JFK" film. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • American Historical Contributions of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin

    A 7 page discussion of the historical contributions of these three men. While it is easy to look at history as dry fact, when we consider these facts on an individual basis, history comes to life. A review of the contributions and personal characteristics of each of these men allows us to make a connection between America’s past and the present. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton's Living History

    A 12 page paper which examines Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book “Living History” and then discusses it in relationship to leadership theories and practices. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

  • The Contribution to American History and Jewish American History by Henry Kissinger

    A 5 page paper which examines the life and contributions of Henry Kissinger to Jewish American history and American history in general. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts the personalities and lives of Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolph Hitler. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Living History with Hillary Clinton

    A 5 page paper which examines Hillary Clinton’s book “Living History” as it relates to her leadership style and what a reader can gain from her work. Bibliography lists 1 additional source.

  • American Political Leadership and Thomas Paine

    A 3 page paper which examines Thomas Paine and indicates why he would have made a very good political leader in the United States’ history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Alice Walker's Literature

    This 10 page paper discusses Alice Walker and compares and contrasts two of her most famous works: "The Color Purple" and "The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart". Discussion of Walker's life is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Personality Development/Albert Einstein

    A 5 page research paper that examines Einstein's life and genius. Albert Einstein is "the icon of scientific genius," one of the "most recognizable faces in the history of mankind," and certainly the most influential scientists of the twentieth century (Khoon, 2007, p. 9). This examination of Einstein's life discusses his biography in terms of developmental psychology and the possible influences that may have shaped his genius for math and creative insight. The two personality development theories utilized for this purpose are those of Erik Erikson and Karen Horney. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Biography of Howard Cosell

    This 6 page paper discusses the life and times of Howard Cosell from a variety of sources and venues. Technique, biography, influence on the profession of sports broadcasting. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Florence Nightingale's Work

    This 5 page paper considers the work Florence Nightingale and its’ impact on nursing practice of today. Included in the paper is her work in the Crimean War and the subsequent work with William Farr, the early development of evidence based nursing, the use of statistics, the emphasis on hygiene and the changed role, responsibility and perception of the nurse as a result of her work. The MLA style bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • 'Cage' of Maya Angelou

    This 8 page paper looks at Maya Angelou's life and distinguishes just who kept her in her own cage. The book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is discussed. A great deal of biographical information is included. The paper suggests that her absent father is the one who kept her in a cage and information in the field of psychology backs up the detriments of not having a father in the home. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hermann Ebbinghaus Life and Contributions

    This 3 paper paper discusses the life and contributions of Hermann Ebbinghaus, who was a pioneer in the field of the study of memory as well as experimental psychology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bob Marley's Life, Music, and Contributions to Reggae

    This 5 page paper examines Bob Marley's life. Two of his songs are compared and contrasted. Information contained in this paper include facts about his life, information about reggae music, his religion, his political agenda and so forth. The conspiracy theory concerning the idea that he was given the cancer is relayed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Eminem and Elvis Compared

    This 8 page paper examines the similarities and differences between these two musicians and uses specific songs from each artist as examples. This paper details their music in terms of lyrics, the technical aspects of the music, their cultural impact, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Johnny Cash and Love

    A 3 page paper which examines Johnny Cash and his love of music and his women. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Singer Janis Joplin

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life and emotional expression of Janis Joplin, with a focus on how her manic depression was described within her songs. This paper considers how Janis Joplin revolutionized music and style and relates specific songs to different periods in her life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Maria Callas and Billie Holiday

    A Comparison: 7 pages. This paper will serve to show the difference in these two well-known divas that shaped the world of music forever. While both came from totally different backgrounds and lead lives that would have never cross in the wildest of imaginations, these two were both more alike than one would think. This interesting paper examines both of their stories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Scientology and Its Impact on Actor Tom Cruise

    A 6 page discussion of the so-called religion Scientology and its effect on actor Tom Cruise. This paper contends that in reality Scientology is nothing more than a lucrative cult, the premises of which verge more on science fiction than theology. Although Cruise is blessed with good looks, money, and tremendous professional success, his personal life has fallen apart in more than one area over time and much of the turmoil surrounding his failures can be linked with Scientology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Theology and the Works of Flannery O'Connor

    A 2 1/2 page paper which examines some of the work of Flannery O’Connor as it involves theology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Life and Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    A 12 page paper which examines the life and works, or influence, of Dietrich Bonhoeffer as it involves the subject of human rights and theology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

 

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