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Question: An Analysis of Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

Answer: The portrait of the Hero of Our Time, as defined by Mikhail Lermontov, is actually that of a villain. Though, to be...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 997
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2345

Question: Discuss how Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of The House of Usher and Walt Whitman’s Live Oak, With Moss are transgressive.

Answer: My interpretation of a transgressive text is something that exceeds a limit or a boundary especially of social acceptability, and for the...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 4498
  • Date submitted: July 26, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1928

Question: How is the idea of Jewish national identity portrayed in Meir Shalev’s “The Blue Mountain”?

Answer: In order to answer this question effectively, it is first necessary to define what I mean by the term “Jewish national identity”....


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 5046
  • Date submitted: July 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1969

Question: Song of Solomon is a novel of hope while Wide Sargasso Sea is a novel of despair. Discuss this assertion with particular comparison to the representation of culture and society.

Answer: The quest for self identity is extremely important in defining whether Song of Solomon should be considered as a novel of ‘hope’...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 3060
  • Date submitted: July 30, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1980

Question: Kafka's work has often been described as dealing with problems of German-Jewish identity in the period in which he wrote. How much can Die Verwandlung tell us about these problems?

Answer: One of Kafka’s most famous works is Die Verwandlung; the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning to discover that...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1372
  • Date submitted: July 26, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1932

Question: ‘In a universe where decay is inevitable, suffering and death come unexpectedly, war and social divisions are human traditions, personal ethics are humankind’s saving grace.’ Discuss this thesis with particular emphasis on the decisions taken by and the behaviour and operation on the consciences of Kabuo, Hatsue and Ishmael.

Answer: The novel Snow Falling on Cedars, written by David Guterson, revolves around a racially charged court case involving an innocent Japanese man...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 990
  • Date submitted: July 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1970

Question: Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ – An analysis.

Answer: The primary conflict in Crime and Punishment is the internal development of Raskolnikov's character. In Raskolnikov's mind are two contrasting personalities, each...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1588
  • Date submitted: July 13, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1878

Question: Show how Ngugi uses his narrative to contrast the inner emotional qualities in his characters.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o ‘A Grain of Wheat,’ 1967 (1992) - chapter 7 pages 99-107

Answer: After a long hard struggle, In 1963 Kenya was finally on the verge of grasping their long awaited independence from the British....


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1616
  • Date submitted: July 26, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1939

Question: Both the Satyricon and Daphnis & Chloe have a dense literary texture. What similarities and differences are there in the ways that previous literature is exploited in the two novels?

Answer: It is clear upon reading these novels that both Petronius and Longus draw deeply on previous literature to enhance their texts. However,...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 2464
  • Date submitted: July 28, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1953

Question: How do Heller in ‘Catch 22’ and DeBerniere in ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ use humour to create dramatic effect?

Answer: All four types of humour are used in Heller’s ‘Catch 22’ and DeBerniere’s ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’: satire, farce, absurdity and slapstick. Satire...


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  • Subject: World Literature
  • Course: World Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 3417
  • Date submitted: July 28, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1965

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