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1.1624 An Examination: Literature As Perfect In Every Way.
"The more things change, the more they stay the same." When Alphonse Karr said this, he could easily have been talking about the themes in Western literature. There is a theme which runs through literature from Homer to our century, like a seam of gold in a rock. No matter what the actual matter is, almost all literature depicts it in this way: it shows human beings, not as they are, but as they should be. All literature is to some extent an idealization, a depiction of a sort of perfect being, beyond the reach of any human. This is not to say that all characters in literature are angels, or perfectly good: that is obviously false. But even flawed or downright evil characters are, in a way, perfect and idealized in their evilness. To prove this thesis, this paper will begin with Homer, the first writer in the Western literary tradition, and continue right up to century: the idealized depictions are consistent throughout. 4 pgs. 0 f/c. 9b.
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Filename: 1624 Literature Perfect.doc
2.2410 The Art and Significance of the Genesis Narratives of Abraham.
This paper will discuss, by means of close textual reading, the art of the Hebrew Bible as seen in chapters 12, 15, 18 and 22 from the book of Genesis. It will be shown that, although these chapters are of profound religious significance for believers, they are also brilliantly crafted literary texts. In this analysis, much of the power of these narratives lies not so much in the religious inspiration of the writers as in their literary craftsmanship. 12 pgs. 16 f/c. 6b.
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Filename: 2410 Genesis Narratives Abraham.doc
3.9430 Concept Of "Individual Thinking" In Literature.
This six-page freshman paper discusses the importance of creative thinking and how different authors and poets have stressed the need for independent thinking. Though there are different means that each author used but they all appear to believe that it is only when man transcends the chains of conservative thinking that he can truly become the master of his fate. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Filename: 9430 Individual Thinking Literature.doc
4.9681 The Changing Word Of Changing Times.
This five-page paper presents a detailed discussion about the changes that occurred in English Literature from the Anglo Saxon period through the Eighteenth Century. The writer discusses subject matter, language, and style while comparing and contrasting the eras. There were three sources used to complete this paper. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 9681 Changing Word Times.doc
5.8020 Herodotus and History: A Defense.
As this review will demonstrate, Herodotus' approach to the writing of history is absolutely antithetical to the "journalistic" style of modern times: instead of being concise, he is exhaustive; in place of a "linear" argument, Herodotus' work is characterized by "circular" storytelling and digression. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Filename: 8020 Herodotus History Defense.doc
6.7696 Comparing Early American Literature With Modern Writing.
This four-page college paper outlines the normal values driving literary creativity today as compared to those of the Puritan beliefs of the Early American authors. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 7696 Comparing American Literature.doc
7.8548 The changes in English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Eighteenth Century.
This five-page junior level paper attempts to trace the history of English Literature starting from the Anglo- Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. The paper attempts to trace the changes through the various important works of the great writers throughout history. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.