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Frederick Douglass/His Narrative & Violence

A 6 page essay that examines Douglass' autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, in regards to how violence against slaves affected both the lives of the slaves and their white masters. The writer also explores how violence was gendered in slavery and sexually related. No additional sources cited.

Post-Colonialism in the Caribbean as Viewed Through Literature

An 8 page overview of the horrors of European colonization in the Caribbean and how many aspects of this colonization translate over into the post-Colonial experience. Utilizes George William Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin" and Edwidge Danticat's "The Farming of Bones" to explore issues relating to migration, slavery, suppression, resistance, representation, difference, race, gender, place, and responses to the influential master discourses of imperial Europe such as history, philosophy and linguistics, and the fundamental experiences of speaking and writing by which all these come into being. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Old Age as Depicted in Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Rembrandt's Self Portrait

A 5 page observation that old age is a subject which can be presented quite differently by different forms of art and artists. While the graphic arts have the capability of best illustrating the physical effects of old age, literature can be contended to best represent the spiritual and social effects of old age. Perhaps the best contrast of this difference in presentation can be found in the work of two of the greatest artists of all time, Rembrandt and Shakespeare. While Rembrandt was a indisputable master of the canvas and brush, Shakespeare was a master of the pen. Two of their most obvious depictions of old age which can serve as a point of comparison are Shakespeare's "King Lear" and Rembrandt's self portrait during the latter years of his life.

Nietzsche's 'The Genealogy Of Morals'

This 5 page paper analyzes the slave/master paradigm as contained in the first essay of this work. A discussion of how it relates to various relationships throughout history is included. No additional sources cited.

Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock

6 pages. Alfred Hitchcock has long been regarded as the master of suspense. What is it that makes his movies endure for decades, while others seem to slip into obscurity? This paper will delve into the magic and determination behind the man and his art, that of producing psychological thrillers that set the standard for the genre of suspense in movies. It is the suspensefulness that typifies a Hitchcock film, and one knows that this master did not need the obligatory blood and violence of today's films to produce the same emotional tenseness that still carries on today. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Edmund Spencer/Sonnet 75 from Amoretti

A 5 page essay that analyzes sixteenth century Edmund Spencer's "Sonnet 75" from Amoretti. The writer does a line by line interpretation that also considers the poetic devices utilized by this master of poetry. No additional sources cited.

Gayl Jones' 'Corregidora'

5 pages in length. Humanity can be a cruel and detestable entity. No one is more aware of that fact than Ursa, a blues singer whose own family's sordid past consumes her with a hatred so deep, she carries it with her throughout her life. Portrayed as a nineteenth-century slave master who impregnates both Ursa's mother and grandmother, the slave master father holds a particular place of contempt in her heart, for it is because of the brutal way in which black women are treated during that era that sets Ursa on her lifelong journey of repugnance. The writer offers a critical analysis of Gayl Jones' classic novel. No additional sources cited.

The Tempest / Treatment Of Ariel And Caliban By Prospero

A 5 page argumentative essay on the treatment of Prospero's two servants. The paper posits that he treats the two slaves in a similar fashion, but from two different perspectives, and that the initiation of this storyline is a silkscreen for the end of the story and epilogue. The writer proves that this was Shakespeare's way of characterizing the friends and foes of a master of art. No additional sources cited.

Master Planning: The Role It Plays In Community Fire Prevention

6 pages in length. There was a time when small rural communities dominated the landscape, with individual houses dotted all throughout the inside and outskirts of town. Because each dwelling was significantly distanced from all others, it was a somewhat difficult chore to attend to issues of fire, particularly in relation to water supply, water pressure, fire hydrants and emergency equipment accessibility. As master planned communities came into existence, the notion of fire prevention quickly took a turn for the better, inasmuch as these housing developments provided a means by which such issues could be adequately addressed. The writer discusses how master planned communities help in fire prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Emily Dickinson's "Master Letters": Lesbian Theory

5 pages in length. The writer speculates as to who the individual was in Emily Dickinson's "Master Letters," paying particular attention to the lesbian theory. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Taming of the Shrew

5 pages in length: An analysis of the comedic, situation and intrigue, in this, one of Shakespeare's most entertaining plays. The situations the characters get themselves into are beyond compare to other works by the great master. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Rubens' Influence on Van Dyck

During the period known as the High Renaissance, the ideal in painting was based on the ability of the artist to use the newly developed techniques of perspective to add realism to their depiction's. One of the artists who helped define the Renaissance was Peter Paul Rubens. The tradition of European art passed down from the High Renaissance in Italy through old masters such as Veronese and Rubens has as it's mainstay the so-called grand manner. Among the masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods who subscribed to the grand manner were Rembrandt, Goya, Whistler, Michelangelo, Velazquez, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck. This 5 page paper explores the similarities between Rubens and his apprentice, Van Dyck, primarily through the auspices granted by the understanding of the grand manner style - in addition to other aspects. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Francis Fukuyama - The End Of History

A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Paul Kennedy's "The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers: Economic Change And Military Conflict From 1500 To 2000"

6 pages in length. From Paul Kennedy's assertions in "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000," one can readily gather that the author's primary thesis revolves around the issue of imperialism. The writer discusses the persuasiveness of the author's thesis; the types of arguments and evidence used to support the thesis; the factors used to help shape his historical interpretation and that of world history; and how the author's interpretation of history might have been different had he emphasized other factors. No additional sources cited.

Casablanca: The Movie (1942)

(5 pp). How do you write a thesis statement in terms of a classic? Casablanca is a movie's movie. It may have been a movie we grew up with. One that someone sat us down and said, "you have to watch this;" or one we never thought we would watch, and yet "catches us" any time we are within five feet of viewing it. Thesis statement: Casablanca has all the elements that make a good drama, and may turn it into a "lifelong friend."

More Romantic: Male or Female Vampire?

A 5 page paper which compares male and female vampires from various works, and then argues which is more romantic. The works utilized in the comparison are "Dracula's Guest", "Cabin 33", "Unicorn Tapestry", "The Master of Rampling Gate" and female vampire "Carmilla", "Luella Miller", "Shambleau", "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Frederick Douglass/His Narrative & violence

A 6 page essay that examines Douglass' autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, in regards to how violence against slaves affected both the lives of the slaves and their white masters. The writer also explores how violence was gendered in slavery and sexually related. No additional sources cited.

“Hitler, Eugenics and the Final Solution”

A paper which looks at the relationship between the social and economic condition of Germany after the First World War, the theories of Social Darwinism and eugenics, and the ways in which these theories correlated with Hitler’s view of Germany’s future as the home of the Aryan master-race. Bibliography lists 3 sources

Marketing and Strategy Discussion Questions

A 6 page paper answering 4 discussion questions, 2 in marketing and 2 in strategy, each at the Master's level. The questions address mass marketing, individual purchase decisions and environmental effects on long-range planning in home health care. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Adolf Hitler

A 6 page paper which examines to what extent the German dictator was a political genius, master orator, psychopath, political and/or mass murderer. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Nazi History -- The Lebensborn & Eugenics

A 20 page research paper providing an overview of the laws pertaining to eugenics and the Lebensborn program of Nazi Germany. The writer centers on the program and the support mechanisms put into place to underscore the development of the Nazi master race in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Nietzsche's 'The Genealogy Of Morals' / Democratic Prejudice of the Modern Age

This 5 page research paper examines the term 'democratic prejudice' which is used by Friedrich Nietzsche in his 1887 treatise, The Genealogy of Morals. Specifically discussed are the concepts of master and slave; good and evil; and how language has been used to perpetuate prejudice throughout history. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Roumain and Zobel

A 2 1/2 page paper which compares and contrasts “Masters of the Dew” by Jacques Roumain and “Black Shack Alley” by Joseph Zobel. No additional sources cited.

Henrik Ibsen and Themes of Truth and Illusion

A 5 page paper which examines Henrik Ibsen’s themes of truth and illusion in “A Doll’s House,” “Hedda Gabler,” “The Wild Duck,” and “Master Builder.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

Study for Master's in Leadership

An 8 page paper reviewing topics appropriate for study in pursuit of a Master's of Liberal Arts in Leadership. The paper discusses emerging trends in business including sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and provides an extensive bibliography including a "recommended reading" section. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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