Research Papers on World Literature

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  • Gwen Harwood's 'Suburban Sonnet'

    A 5 page paper that examines the language and meaning of Australian lyric poet Gwen Harwood's Suburban Sonnet. Discussed is the poem's use of imagery and metaphor as well as the dual meanings expressed by these literary devices. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    A 3 page paper that begins by commenting on the changes in writing history, specifically, the change to the Annales school and Braudel's total history schema. The essay then discusses Ladurie's Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. The writer discusses how Ladurie uses the total history approach as well as the scientific approach supported by von Ranke. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Literary Portrayal of the Aboriginal

    This 8 page paper discusses the view of the aboriginal from the viewpoint of the aboriginal and the viewpoint of the outsider. Examples given from Native Americans, Australian aboriginals, and Maori from New Zealand. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Children's Literature Censorship

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the literature on censorship in children's literature. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Children's Literature and Female Role Models

    This 30 page paper provides an overview of the roll that women play in children's literature. This paper produces some solid examples of female role models and their impact. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society Examined in Literature

    This paper uses four literary works to argue that violence is endemic in society. Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue are used to give various examples of violent behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Sampler

    This 10 page paper discusses four different fictional works, including two plays, Macbeth and The Hairy Ape, and two short stories, The Necklace and The Cabuliwallah. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature from Australia - The Paradigm of Hell

    This 3 page paper, written in note form, considers whether or not the concept of hell in Australian literature is still relevant, looking at Australian authors and work based within and outside of Australia. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Freudian Psychology and Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

    A 3 page paper which examines the parallels that exist between Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and Freudian concepts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Themes in The Dragon's Village

    This 3 page paper examines this work that centers on the transition in China during the era of land reform under the Communists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Setting and Theme in The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Marmon Silko

    A 4 page paper which analyzes the theme and setting in Leslie Marmon Silko’s short story “The Man to Send the Rain Clouds.” No additional sources cited.

  • Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

    A twenty-five page paper looking intensively at the themes of this contemporary Indian novel by Arundhati Roy. Using many quotes from the novel itself, the paper looks specifically at Roy's treatment of love, death, and the Indian caste system, as well as suggesting a meaning for the enigmatic title. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hendel: "Apples in Honey"

    This 3 page paper discusses the short story "Apples in Honey" by Israeli writer Yehudit Hendel. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • “Chimpanzee Politics” and Human Behavior

    This 10 page paper takes the book “Chimpanzee Politics” by Frans de Waal as a springboard for answering five questions about the chimps described in the book, and how their behavior can be related to human behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society Examined in Literature

    This paper uses four literary works to argue that violence is endemic in society. Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue are used to give various examples of violent behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society

    This paper uses four literary works to argue that violence is endemic in society. Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue are used to give various examples of violent behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A 3 page review of the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Historical Validity of Tariq Ali's Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree

    This 6 page paper discusses the historical validity of Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree by Tariq Ali. The text of Stuart Schwartz (Victors and Vanquished) to corroborate points. Examples given from texts. Brief synopsis given. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Demetria Martinez Speaks the Mother Tongue

    This paper analyzes some of the symbolism in Demetria Martinez’ novel “Mother Tongue.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    A 3 page paper that begins by commenting on the changes in writing history, specifically, the change to the Annales school and Braudel's total history schema. The essay then discusses Ladurie's Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. The writer discusses how Ladurie uses the total history approach as well as the scientific approach supported by von Ranke. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Stronger by August Strindberg

    This 5 page report discusses who is the stronger character in Strindberg’s play “The Stronger.” “The Stronger” is a three-character one-act in which the central character never appears, and one of the two female rivals for his love says nothing. The entire action of the play takes place over only a 15-minute period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Samoan Culture in the Fiction of Wendt and Figel

    An 11 page research paper that examines Sia Figiel's Where We Once Belonged and Albert Wendt's Pouliuli. The writer argues that the location of Samoa plays an integral role in each of these novels. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Metamorphosis' of Franz Kafka

    This 4 page paper explores this Kafka work that is replete with symbolism. The relationship between Franz Kafka and his father is explored in this paper that ties the author's life with aspects of the infamous work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Heritage and Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

    6 pages in length. Characteristically reminiscent of Ondaatje's heritage, "Running in the Family" clearly represents the author's personal perception of reality as it not only exists within his own mind, but also how it resides within the confines of society. While the story is intricately intertwined with both past and present, Ondaatje relishes the opportunity to weave a web of secrecy and illusion, not unlike the appearance of his own life. The writer discusses how the student might compare Ondaatje's story with her own. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Storm by McKnight Malmar

    4 pages in length. The writer discusses Malmar's "The Storm" as it relates to plot, theme, character, setting, point of view, symbols and imagery, and tone. No bibliography.

 

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