Term Paper on ‘The Story of an Hour':
The Story of an Hour is the short story written by the famous American author Kate Chopin. The short story was written in 1894 and was published in the same year in Vogue.
The story is about Louise Mallard, a wife who has been told that her husband is dead in the railroad accident. The woman’s sister told Mrs Mallard about the tragic death of her husband and the wife starts mourning understanding that the loss is too heavy for her. She spent an hour in the terrible stress and despair but suddenly the door opened and she saw her alive husband. When she saw the husband, she was so shocked that her heart could not stand it and she died. The story lasts only for one hour and covers the time from the husband’s “death” up till Mrs Mallard discovers that he is alive. Continue reading
Term Paper on The Bluest Eye:
The Bluest Eye is the first novel written by the American writer Toni Morrison in 1970. Evidently, the author wrote the book not purposely, as she was teaching at Howard University and wanted to prepare an essay or a short story but the process of writing fascinated her and she created a successful novel. The Bluest Eye is about a little black girl Pecola, who lived with the white family as a foster child.
Unfortunately, the girl had inferiority complex because of the colour of her skin and eyes, as she thought that the standard of beauty was to be white-skinned and blue-eyed. Pecola’s biological parents Cholly and Pauline did not live in peace, because of the father’s alcohol addiction and rudeness. The tragic situation of Pecola was worsened with the moment when she was raped by her father and got pregnant. Continue reading
Term Paper on ‘To His Coy Mistress':
To His Coy Mistress is the poem composed by the famous English politician and poet Andrew Marvell approximately in 1650s, though there are suppositions that the poem was written in 1660s.
This metaphysic poem is written in iambic tetrameter and covers only three verses. The poem is about the narrator’s attempts to win attention of the young woman who refuses to respond to his affection. At first he claims that he is able to wait for her favour as much as it is needed, because he is patient and the woman is worth waiting for. Then the narrator says that the life is short and it is impossible to wait long for the woman, because the human being should live in the current moment.
Here it is possible to see the famous Latin aphorism “Carpe diem”, which means “seize the day”. Continue reading
Term Paper on The Iliad:
The Iliad is the cyclic epic poem written by the ancient Greek poet Homer. The Iliad consists of 24 songs and 15693 lines and describes the deeds of the ancient heroes of ancient Greece. Alongside with the Odyssey the poem occupies the 8th place in the 100 best books of all times. Homer described the Greek lifestyle and the peculiarities, traditions, religion and structure of his current society in the Iliad – the book which focuses on the small period of the siege of Troy. The main characters – Agamemnon, Menelaus, Achilles, Odysseus, Nestor, Ajax, the Trojan king Priam, his sons Hector, Paris, etc. struggle against one another and the end of the war is known to everybody, as the Troy was destroyed.
The plot is built around the Trojan War which broke after the abduction of Helen (the wife of Menelaus – the king of Sparta) by Paris, the son the Trojan King Priam. Continue reading
Term Paper on Their Eyes Were Watching God:
Their Eyes Were Watching God is the novel written by the African American author Zora Neale Hurston. The novel describes the difficulties of life for African Americans in the USA of 1920s, because of the serious problem of racism, activity of Ku Klux Klan, the beginning of the Great Depression and reduction of the level of life, etc.
The author managed to represent the atmosphere and social problems existing in the text due to her life experience as she suffered from the negative attitude of white Americans and was of unfavourable financial background. The main character of the novel is Janie Crawford, an African American woman who lived in the USA in the 1920s. Janie spent her life struggling for love, and never losing hope into the human kindness. Continue reading
Term Paper on The Picture of Dorian Gray:
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only one novel written by Oscar Wilde. The novel is the most popular and the most famous work of Wilde which was published in 1890. The second addition with corrections and remarks appeared in 1891. The novel is about the young man named Dorian Gray, who was so handsome, that the artist Basil Hallward decided to paint the picture of this young man.
Very soon Dorian Gray was introduced to Lord Henry Wotton, Basil’s fried, who attracted attention of the young man with his original hedonistic worldview. He claimed that Dorian Gray should appreciate and use his beauty for the personal advantage, as beauty is the most important element in the world.
Dorian decided to attach his soul to the portrait in order to save his physical beauty, while all the alterations of his appearance would be reflected only on the picture. The man’s dream has come true and he stayed handsome all the time but it led to the immoral lifestyle which reflected on the portrait, which very soon looked so terrible, that Dorian decided to hide it from the human eye. Continue reading
Term Paper on The Grapes of Wrath:
The Grapes of Wrath is the novel written by the American author John Steinbeck, which describes the story of the movement of the farmer’s family form Oklahoma to California in the times of the Great Depression. The novel was published in 1939 and was honoured by the National Book Award and then by Pulitzer Prize. The novel was also in the list of the works for which John Steinbeck was awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature. John Ford shot the screen version of the novel where the famous Henry Ford was participating. The novel describes that hardship of life of the migrant farmers who lost their chance to develop their households under the impact of the Dust Bowl and the financial crisis called the Great Depression. The book depicts the problems of migrants, exploitation, cheating, family values, crime and violence and class inequality. The Grapes of Wrath is supposed to be one of the most outstanding masterpieces of the US literature, as it is studied and scrupulously analyzed at school and university. Continue reading
The Joy Luck Club Term Paper:
The Joy Luck Club is the novel written by the American author Amy Tan. The novel is about the Chinese immigrants who have decided to settle in San Francisco and establish a so called Joy Luck Club where people could play mah-jong, a traditional Chinese table game which is often played for money. The game requires developed skills, attention, patience, strategy, memory, observation and calculations, though there is the element of luck there. The novel is written in the specific way and its structure resembles the mah-jong game, as there are four parts, like four participants in the game, though there are exceptions when three players can take part in the game. The every part is divided into another four sections, so the novel consists of 16 chapters as a result.
The main characters of the book are four Chinese American migrant mothers – Suyuan Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong and Ying-Ying “Betty” St. Clair, who gor acquainted at First Chinese Baptist Church and began playing mah-jong when they had time. Continue reading
Breaking Bad Essay:
One of the most important influential TV series came to an end on a high note, but managed to not just meet high expectations, but also to increase the level of suspense. The final season of Breaking Bad for a long time will be a measure of the professionalism of authors and actors.
TV series about an empty man living his unremarkable life became a criminal genius who built his criminal empire, surrounded by walls of lies, betrayals, mental superiority and innate cunning will yet receive a full and thorough analysis. However, if you do not delve into the philosophical questions and do not attempt to cover the boundless, and the main thing is not to try to attract new adherents to the Meth Church of Heisenberg the martyr, you would have almost perfect television series, rightfully became the model for future generations of actors and TV producers. Continue reading
My Papa’s Waltz Term Paper:
My Papa’s Waltz is the poem written by the outstanding American poet Theodore Huebner Roethke.
The poem is quite short but still it has become one of the most famous works of Roethke due to the deep philosophic thoughts hidden in its content. The poem was written at the times when the author just started his writing career though it did not reduce the quality and perfectness of the text. My Papa’s Waltz is written in the simple manner and the narration is carried out by the little boy who describes the problem of his family – alcoholism. The main character of the poem is the drunken father who hit his son and the child’s mother. The father is described to be always drunk and the scenes of violence are not accidental at this home and probably the mother has go used to this, as she stopped resisting and was just expressing her emotions with the help of her frowning face. Continue reading