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May 5, 2018

Title Length Color Rating   Literature and this World

- Looking back on the history of the human world, one can see the evolution of the way people have expressed themselves. People have utilized things such as the following: art, music, architecture, theatre, technology, photography, and lastly, literature. But primarily focusing on the literature, the goal of this paper is to show that literature as an art can be used to glorify God. Like any art form, time has affected the way literature has been presented. Not only has the style of writing, spelling of words, and the topics that have been written on varied throughout the years but the writers themselves have transformed through the ages....   [tags: Rivers and Lewis, Christian literature]

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[preview] The Norton Anthology of World Literature

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[preview] The Theme of Self-determinism in Fourth World Literature

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[preview] World Literature Essay Number Two:

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[preview] Works of World Literature

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[preview] Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose)

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[preview] Medieval world reflected in Japanese Literature

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[preview] Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature

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[preview] Medieval World Reflected in Japanese Literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose)

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[preview] Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: examples of changes and innovations in literature (poetry and prose)

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[preview] Creation, Flood , and Fall

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[preview] Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies

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[preview] Fate in "The Aeneid"

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[preview] The Evolving Role of Poetry and the Poet

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[preview] One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Stranger

- The novels- One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich and The Stranger both focus on the life of the protagonist. The Stranger, Albert Camus’s first novel, is both a brilliantly skilled story and an illustration of his absurdist world view. In The Stranger, the protagonist Meursault is portrayed as a person who is psychologically detached from the world around him. He lacks sentimental emotions which at times are very important for a person. Such as when his mother died, it is natural for a person to grieve or shed tears but Meursault did not show any concern about his mother’s death....   [tags: World Literature, Analysis, Contrasts]


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[preview] Victorian Values in "Jane Eyre"

- 1) The Victorian Age: Social Background There are tow dates for the beginning of the Victorian Age in England: The first date is 1837, when the Queen Victory accessed to the British throne. However the most accepted date as the start of the Victorian Age is 1832, date of the First Reform Bill. This reform allowed the entrance of urban bourgeoisie or middle-class in the Parliament because the requirements for voting were simplified; there was an increasing number of population with the right to vote....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Foster - Twentieth Century Hero

- Samuel Selvon's second novel "An Island Is a World" (1955) introduces the readers to the middle-class protagonist, Foster. As the narrative unfolds, Foster is exposed as an introspective cogitating protagonist whose actions do not positively correlate with his thought processes. He can be seen as, "a character whose attractiveness or interest consists of the inability to perform deeds of bravery, courage or generosity." Consequently, it can be said that Foster possesses traits of the common unheroic working-class protagonist present in twentieth century literature....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Wise Old Man Archetype

- To understand a specific archetype, one must first understand what a Jungian archetype is. The two questions that are the most important to understand are the what and the where. What is an archetype and where do archetypes come from. First for the what, Jung believed that all humans possess a "preconscious psychic disposition that enables a (man) to react in a human manner." These prospectives for creation are defined when they enter the conscious mind as images. The archetype may emerge in the mind in many ways and forms....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Reform as a Sympothy Strategy

- Sympathy as a Reform Strategy By writing personal accounts of their lives, many women of the nineteenth century used the emotion of sympathy to share their feelings. According to Rosemarie Garland Thompson, "Sympathy is an effective rhetorical strategy in women's writing because it combines and embodies the fundamental elements of the feminine script." (Thompson 131) By using sympathy in their writing, Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Barret Browning, both nineteenth century women writers, made their readers want to help reform the South....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Towards a Feminist Poetics

- In this essay ELAINE SHOWALTER presents critical essay "Towards A Feminist poetics." Human beings are more respected then in any other country. In England women were treated as cattle, they were not allowed to unit enter the library. "All the literature almost produced by men." Merely a handful of women we have as writer. The women were forced to consume male produced literature; as a result there is no chance to know the article. The female inferiority was deep-rooted for centuries in the world and has been perpetuated by major thinkers....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Analysis of "Blood Wedding"

- Federico Garcia Lorca's three plays, "Blood Wedding," "Yerma," and "The House of Bernarda Alba" share many symbolisms. Lorca (Short Biography) wrote about many subjects and objects that often have an unconscious double meaning. These unconscious symbols are known as archetypes, developed by the psychologist, Carl G. Jung. This paper will analyze these symbols using Jung's theory of the archetype. By doing so, the analysis will better explain some of the unconscious meaning and original thoughts behind Lorca's symbols....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Validity of Plutarch

- The first century AD gave birth to Plutarch of Chaeronea. He was born into the Greco-Roman world during the Pax Romana, a time of peace that which had not been seen in all of the country's history. Plutarch, coming from an upper-class family, was able to get a good education and find a purpose to his life1. Philosophy was his calling and he was brilliant in his work. An aficionado of the works of his forefathers in thought (from Zeno to Plato), Plutarch used their systems to take his knack for observing the behavior of men and formulating the proper way to live....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Many Faces of a Woman: An Essay Exploring the Challenges Faced by Womankind

- Feminism was at its nadir in the mid-twentieth century; cries of women's liberation, freedom, and independence resonated from all parts of the world. This era is perhaps best perceived as one, which was replete with images of women burning their bras. Armed with gainful education, women from different echelons of womankind were seen fighting adversities to assert and establish their rights. Margaret Laurence in "The Diviners" illustrates this phenomenon and delineates the status and challenges faced by the women of this era, by relating the story of its protagonist Morag Gunn, and the people responsible for mapping the course of her life....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Role of Religion in "The Conquest of New Spain"

- During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was the dominant force in Western civilization. As the Dark Ages came to a close, the monarchies of Europe began to consolidate power; providing an alternative power base. With the Protestant Reformation came another blow to the influence of the Church. Spain, the forerunner in the Age of Discovery, was a fervently Catholic country. During the 16th century, the monarchy combined the forces of "cross and crown" in its imperial policy; much to the dismay and ultimate destruction of the indigenous peoples of the New World....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Discuss the depiction of women and women's lives in the short stories of Katherine Mansfield.

- Katherine Mansfield wrote all of her work between the years 1911 and 1925. This was a transitional period for women, where women began to fight for their right to live as equals to men, who up until then had dominated society. In 1915 she started writing what she hoped to be a novel, entitled `The Aloe', which was published in 1918 as a short story with the title `Prelude'. In Prelude Katherine Mansfield focuses on the women and the girls, and their struggles to come to terms with their identities....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Review of Plato's The Allegory of the Cave

- In Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave," Socrates tells an allegory of the hardship of understanding reality. Socrates compares a prisoner of an underground cave who is exploring a new world he never knew of to people who are trying to find a place of wisdom in reality. According to Socrates, most people tend to rely on their senses too much and believe the world as it is appeared to our sight. In order to free our souls from this mental prison, Socrates suggests that we should go through a phase that does not only prepare ourselves for the real world but also prevent us from heading to the wrong direction to seek the truth - education....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Italo Calvino's Intentions in "If on a Winter's Night a Traveller"

- Upon opening the book, and beginning to read the first chapter, it felt as though the author was introducing me to the book as if in real life. The author spoke as if he wasn't telling the story, but instead preparing you for the story. The fact of the matter, is that he was doing both. Calvino was preparing the reader for the first story of the book by listing the best ways to read a book by removing any distractions and getting comfortable. Reading this was very hard going, as the first chapter to me it read like a set of stereo instructions and it made me think I don't need to be told the best way read a book, as the best way to read a book is all down to personal preference....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Review and Impressions on "A burnt-Out Case" by Graham Greene

- Summary A Burnt-Out Case is one of the latest novels by the British author Graham Greene, first published in 1960. This brilliant work deals with the search for meaning in life by the main character, Querry, a world-famous ecclesiastical architect. He arrives anonymously at a leper colony, but in spite of his efforts he cannot conceal his identity for too long, so he takes his vocation back again, and by doing so he starts connecting back with the emotions he used to experience towards his art and towards people as well....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African

- Born in 1745, Equiano was born a member of the Igbo tribe in a village called Essaka in the kingdom of Benin. He describes Essaka as a remote and fertile village where slavery is a part of life. Born into a family of seven, Equiano is the youngest of six sons and the "greatest favourite of his mother." One day, when he and his sister were left to mind their house while their people were gone to their work, they were both kidnapped and enslaved, violating the unwritten rules that slaves should only be acquired as prisoners of war or criminals....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] "A Passage to India" by E. M. Forster is Not a Political Novel

- Yes, I agree with EM Forster that A Passage to India is not a political novel. Instead, it explores the vastness of infinity and seems (at first) to portray nothing. In those two words alone, `infinity', and `nothing', is the allusion of wondering, and wandering spirits. The title, A Passage to India, evokes a sense of journey and destination. When we string these two ideas together the novel begins to reveal itself as a garland worn in humble tribute to India. With this garland around his neck, Forster also pays homage to the Shri Krishna consciuousness as expressed through the Hindu religion....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Similarities between Bita of Banana Bottom and Shakespeare's Portia and Jane Eyre

- Author Claude McKay, throughout all of his novels, investigates how the concepts of class worked in a world dominated by capitalism and colonialism. His protagonists are black intellectuals, a rarity in their society, who can find symbolism and inspiration in the most complex works of classical writers or the simplest Negro spiritual, yet struggle to find their place in society. In Banana Bottom the protagonist Bita Plant is adopted and sent to England from Jamaica by white missionary benefactors and returns to her home village of Banana Bottom seven years later a beautiful, cultured young lady....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] A Rebuttal on How Women Are Viewed in the Koran

- In the Koran women are repeatedly regarded as inferiors to men. Women are given less rights and privileges in contrast to men. Women are seen as objects to own and control, and not as equals. In the Koran it specifically instructs men how to handle their women. According to the Koran: Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Construction of the Child through Character in Milne's Winnie the Pooh

- In this book there are who different characters of Christopher Robin (CR). There is, in one realm of narration, CR the listener of the story and in another, there is CR the character in the story. These two characters are quite different. CR, the child over whom the narrator can exercise adult authority is shy, listens to stories, takes baths and plays with toys while the CR the character is the main authority, goes to parties, expeditions and heroic rescue missions. CR the character seems to possess similar characteristics of the adult narrator....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] How Lord of the Flies Related to Aspects of Human Nature

- William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" not only provides a profound insight into human nature but also does so in a way that is remarkable for its use of shock and horror. Golding presents aspects of human nature as themes in the book. It alerts us to our potential to descend from order to chaos, good to evil, civilization to savagery. They are explored through how innate evil can be brought out in certain situations, the dangers in not addressing our own fears and the battle between civilization and anarchy....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Copernican Revolution and Its Importance According to Thomas S. Kuhn

- The Copernican Revolution Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought by Thomas S. Kuhn, is a book that illustrates the importance between man and the natural world from antiquity to the current date. Thomas Kuhn vividly shows us that the Copernican revolution was not only a revolution of scientific theory, but of religious, and conceptual thought as well. Kuhn states in the opening lines of his book that "The Copernican Revolution was a revolution of ideas, a transformation in man's conception of the universe and his own relation to it." Kuhn aims to show us that the transformation of Aristotle's unique, and immobile centre of the universe, to Copernicus' third rock from the...   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Account for George Eliots Decision to Give Maggie a Tragic Ending

- There are several ways in which George Eliot's decision to give Maggie a tragic ending in The Mill on the Floss can be substantiated. The examination of Maggie's character in relation to her family and the society of St Oggs, a bustling commercial town is a major factor to acknowledge. Consideration should also be given to the suggestion that the creation of Maggie's character and the hopeless inevitability of her ultimate demise, was an attempt by Eliot to highlight the social realities that existed for women in the 19th century and possibly a reflection of her own situation....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] To What Extent is Oedipus Responsible for His Own Downfall?

- A special attribute of Greek tragedy is that the central character is known to have a tragic imperfection that contribute to the fall of the character. In the play Oedipus Rex this characteristic is not an exception. Nevertheless, until what point was Oedipus responsible for his own downfall. There are many theories that can give an answer to this question. Was it destiny or a manipulation of the gods. Or was it a punishment for his actions to his parents. Was anyone else responsible for his downfall too (Jocasta, Laius)....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Idea of Order and Disorder in "the Knight's Tale"

- "The Knight's Tale" is the reflection of the Knight's world, which is full of honor, duty, reason, and order. Among these themes order plays one of the major roles in the Knight's tale by eliminating disorder and making the universe work according to the law of order. The Knight passes this idea through the whole tale by resolving all conflicts with the help of reasoning and making order win over disorder. The Knight shows a presence of order in his tale through the authority of Theseus, who reestablishes order throughout the tale....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Phillip's Art in "As for Me and My House"

- Life on Canada's prairies was difficult during the Depression. A pitiless climate and stifled economic opportunities caused many people to look inward for consolation. Many farmers turned to their faith and prayed that things might be better. The townspeople added in social connections and community life as ways of getting by. Neither of these paths brought peace to Phillip Bentley. A minister in name only, he withdrew into the seclusion of his study where he sought solace in his art. Phillip's sketches were bleak, unrelenting and consistent in their portrayal of these times....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Significance of the Host/Guest Relationship in The Odyssey

- The Odyssey is an epic poem attributed to the now-famous Greek poet, Homer, written approximately in the early sixth century B.C.E. The poem shares the tale of the wily adventuring solider, Odysseus', return from the Trojan war to his wife and home in Ithaca. The poem details his misadventures, the efforts of his son, Telemachus, to find him, and revenge on his wife's suitors. While many themes run through this poem, the most prevalent is that of hospitality. The Host-Guest relationship is significant in the Odyssey as it acts as one of the main thematic devices used by Homer and examples of good hospitality versus bad hospitality and their results serve as the main plot elements throughou...   [tags: World Literature]


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[preview] What Is the Role of the Chorus in Medea?

- In Medea an essential character is the chorus of Corinthian women. They help obtain Euripides' truly genius paradox of achieving empathy from the readers for a mother who sheds her own children's blood. One of the major turning points in the play is when Medea asks for the chorus of women's silence as she contrives an evil plot to gain revenge. They agree immediately and are henceforth wrapped up in the play and the malicious plot. "This I promise. You are right, Medea, / In paying your husband back....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The Handmaid's Tale: Offred Chapters 1 to 4

- The story starts with a woman reflecting on her past (Offred), she has been living in an army-based camp with other girls. She starts with describing the history of the room where she is now based, talking (in detail) about old surroundings which have now gone to pass. She describes the changing of room quite distinctively; a quote to support this could be `old sex in the room and loneliness, and expectation, of something without a shape or name.' This suggests that any cheerful moment in this room has been a really long time ago, or that's what it seems....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Role of Gender in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

- Social upheaval in many senses was explicit through the beginning of the twentieth century; two world wars had - for a short time - shifted the balance of power between men and women. Women were increasingly employed to fill positions which had previously been considered masculine. This was not to last however, and by the fifties men had reassumed their more dominant role in society. People were finding new voices at this time by taking pre-existing forms and pushing the boundaries to re-voice established literary forms....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] Narrative Technique in Chinua Achebe's "things Fall Apart"

- Narrative Technique in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" by: Purwarno, UISU, Medan Chinua Achebe is probably the most widely read of contemporary African writers. His first novel, Things Fall Apart published in 1958 brought forth glory and fame. Then it was followed by his other novels such as No Longer Ease (1960), Arrow of Good (1964) and A Man of the People (1966). His father was an evangelist and church teacher, although many of his relatives adhered to the Ibo religion and customs. Thus, he grew up `at the crossroads of cultivars'....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The God of Small Things: Lessons of History

- Time and space have always posed a threat to all creative artists. To move with time is the easiest way. To move back and forth is also not impossible. But to be timeless and space less- this is the real challenge. Yet any artist worthy of his vocation has in one way or another tried to resolve this riddle. How far he has succeeded is the real test of his genius. It does not simply mean neglecting the concept of linear time. Rather, it is all about a timeless and universal appeal of the human element the work contains....   [tags: World Literature]

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[preview] The God of Small Things: A Plot Summary

- Although desire presents itself in many charged forms in The God of Small Things, we can view the plot of the narrative as a series of disrupted yet connected events that are propelled by, or a product of, individual resistance fuelled by a Desire to Transgress. This plot of individual resistance is represented through the female protagonist Ammu and her daughter Rahel, as a foil of her mother, and is most explicit in the ending of the novel, when they both commit sexual acts that violate the conditions imposed upon them by the power of their patriarchal society....   [tags: World Literature]

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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) online curriculum centre (OCC), a key resource for educators at IB World Schools, includes several examples of extended essay titles.

These highlight the diverse range of topics covered by International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students during their extended essays.

Some examples are:

Also available in the OCC, the Handbook of Procedures for the Diploma Programme has guidance on choosing a subject for the extended essay.

The OCC is only available to existing IB World Schools.

You can also purchase examples of essays in the IB Store. These essays fulfil the requirements for an ‘A’ grade in the extended essay.

If your school is not one already, learn how to become an IB World School in order to implement the DP.

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