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Character analysis of Gabriel from James Joyce's The Dead.

Analyze the character of Gabriel as an inhabitant of the modern wasteland as it is depicted in "the Dead" by James Joyce. You may want to use portions of Eiot's poem "The Wasteland", Part I, to establish some basic characteristics. Note especially the following themes in the story as they affect Gabriel: the failure of communi

T.S. Eliot's Prelude through the lens of Modernism.

In T.S. Eiot's "Preludes", based on the scenes and dialogue in these poems what is the vision of the modern world as you find it (ie, the modern world and modernism as we have defined it, not your own modern or contemporary world)? Don't try to analyze all the poems; instead, make some pointed observations on the world depicted

Martin Luther King's assassination

Think about an event in your personal history, or an event in world history, that you would like to personally enter and revise. You are to enter this event and show us what you would change.

How to Not Write a Literary Analysis.

Here is an example from a student who has written a poorly constructed literary analysis. Look closely at the professor's comments in the margin and you will see what the student needs to do to turn this example from a "D" essay to an "A" essay. The responses/comments are intended to show you how your professor will respond to t

A good topic sentence is described.

Describe the blending of two languages in your daily life. You can discuss the language of two cultures or countries (like English and Creole, or English and Portuguese), or of two parts of your life ( like the formal language you use at work and the informal language you use at home). Give several specific examples of each lang

Analyze symbolism in John Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums"

This week's literary club meeting discussion was supposed to be about John Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums,� but it was cancelled due to bad weather. Choose 1 of the following statements as your thesis: How does Steinbeck use symbols in the story to convey meaning? Can the description of the peddlerbe a warning to the ma

Poetic imagery is exemplified.

At your last literary club meeting, you are discussing how imagery assists poets in presenting their narratives (stories) and themes. Using all that you have learned thus far, complete the following: Eleanor Rigbyâ? by John Lennon (pg. 530) · â??The Weary Blues â?? by Langston Hughes (pg. 697)· · â??Swan and Shado

Character Analysis: Connie, in "Where Are Going, Where Have You Been?

In this week's literary club, you will discuss Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates. The discussion questions have been provided in advance to get you thinking while you read. Describe the main character in Where Are Going, Where Have You Been? Is she flat or round? Is she representative or indivi

character development from a recent movie

For your literary club this week, no particular written work was chosen. Instead, the group wants to discuss the evidence of character development for each person's favorite character from a prose or dramatic work. Prepare an analysis of a fictional character from a movie. Include descriptions and cited examples for each

Symbolism is clearly identified in Cheever's "The Swimmer."

This week's literary club plans to discuss symbolism in John Cheeverâ??s â??The Swimmer.â? Explain what you think the following symbolize in this story: The Pool The Highway The Character, Needy List and explain 2â?"3 other symbols you think are important to the outcome of the story. Explain why there may be differ

Creating a Character

As literary enthusiasts and critics, each member of the literary club is also a writer. This week, members are working on development of a new character and plan to share it with the group. Create a new character who is fictional (imagine by you). is not an existing character in literature, movies, or television. Narrate a

Tennyson's Ulysses versus Homer's Odysseus

- I need two or three sentences short summary - how does this Ulysses differ in character from Odysseus we've come to know in Homer's epic? - What is the tone that Ulysses takes toward his subject?

Homer and the Gods of the Iliad: Belief or Impiety?

Later civilizations disapproved of Homer because "he told lies about the gods." Look in Book 21 for some of these "lies." List and describe several of them in detail as they are presented by Homer. Do you think Homer actually believed in gods such as he sang about? If so, do you think he was being impious to his gods? Why or why

The Excellence of Achilles and Agamemnon in the Iliad

Achilles and Agamemnon are the two great men in the Iliad, yet they behave in ways that are destructive to their men. The question is to look for the excellence of each man. What qualities and/or examples and explain why they contribute to his excellence.

Understanding how to evaluate and analyze and create character.

Prepare an analysis of a fictional character from a novel, movie, or television series. Include descriptions and cited examples for each of the following methods for characters development: the actions taken by characters used to reveal their natures the author's descriptions or playwright's scene to inform the reader abo

Toni Morison and Contemporary America Literature

Provide a discussion in which you discuss what role American literature should play in the 21st century. What should American literature be, and what should American literature do? Make sense of what American literature is now. Take into account how contemporary literature already responds to social trends and existing litera

Descriptive discussion about Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Lysistrata The play of Lysistrata written by Aristophanes takes place during the Peleponnesian War in the twelfth year of the struggle. The conflict which is the central plot of the play begins in the spring when Thebes, a Spartan ally, attacked Plataea, an ally of Athens. The war fell into three phases: First came ten years

the company's marketing agenda

Analyze two different ad campaigns for the same product as well as two campaigns for a similar, competing product. Your mission is to find the common ideology that links each of these sets of marketing campaigns together and make an argument about the company's marketing agenda (beyond the obvious one to sell a product). Do th

funding for special education programs

Using the topic, discuss the importance of funding for special education programs, and incorporate evidence from five different sources to support your thesis statement and main points. The paper should be your original synthesis of ideas in support of your thesis. Explain your reasoning by integrating supporting expert views an

Paper Guidance for Career Planning

How should I structure a paper based on this topic? Analyze two possible career choices (handwriting analysis & financial planner) that have five major points such as education requirements, salary expectations, working conditions, etc. to write a report presenting a recommendation to pursue one of the careers. http://www.

Character development in "Araby"

Trace the boy's development in the story, "Araby." Then focus on the ending of the story. What is the nature of the boy's epiphany at the end? Explain your interpretation. Case Study: A short story by James Joyce Wordchecker (vocabulary in context) North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hou