Research Database

Cheever's The Swimmer

This 4 page paper analyzes the short story and provides a thesis. The thesis that denial is central to this work is explored. Alternate interpretations are also provided. No additional sources cited.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Should Tenure Continue?

An 8 page research paper that examines the thesis question of “Should tenure for educators continue?” The writer summarizes arguments both pro and con, as well as those voices that argue that tenure policies should be reformed. The final page of the paper is devoted to a “thesis question page” that sums up the major positions. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Book Summary of Daniel J. Levinson’s The Seasons of a Man’s Life

In four pages this book summary identifies the text’s major thesis and discusses various points the author uses to develop his thesis, with examples provided. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Reapers by Jean Toomer (An Explication)

This 5 page paper presents the thesis that in Reapers, Jean Toomer uses diction, tone and imagery to produce emotional effects and meanings. Support is provided for the thesis and alternate interpretations are explored. No additional sources cited.

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.

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."

The Nature of Love in King Lear

A 10 page research paper concerning conditional and unconditional love as shown by the characters in Shakespeare's play. The writer argues a relevant thesis and details the nature of types of love and how each character exemplifies it, with emphasis upon Lear and Cordelia. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Kinglea

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.

Disadvantages Of Globalization

The thesis that globalization is not good for underdeveloped countries is supported in this 15 page analysis. Central America is the focus of the paper, which includes a brief history of each of its seven countries. U.S. involvement in the region is emphasized. The paper concludes that the presence of multinationals in Central America is not the best thing for its people. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Stalin / USSR Agenda & The Korean War

A 12 page essay on the Stalinist Agenda, the history behind it, and its application to the Korean War, and particularly the 38th Parallel. The writer also addresses the United States' and United Nations' agendas along the same thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Should Society Dispense With Race?

This 5 page paper argues that race should not be dispensed with, even after reviewing Paul Gilroy's well argued thesis. A critic of Gilroy's work is also included. Race in America is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

NAFTA & American Industry / Positive Aspects

A 15 page research paper on how NAFTA benefits American industry. The writer cites many positive aspects of increased trade with Mexico including that of higher-paying domestic jobs. The specific case of the automobile industry is offered as an example to support the writer's thesis. Statistics are provided to support/back-up assertions. Includes charts & graphs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

"The Sun Also Rises": Character Analysis

A 10 page paper which provides a character analysis of Jake and Brett. The paper compares Jake and Brett, Jake and the other men, and Brett and the other men. The paper presents the thesis that all of these relationships support one another in regards to the characters' need to find value and meaning in life following WWI. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

"Frontier Regulars" by Robert M. Utley

A 5 page paper which examines the thesis and main points of Robert M. Utley's book, "Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891." No additional sources cited.

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" - The Freedom To Move Around

3 pages in length. The thesis this passage illustrates is how living in the here and now is the only true way to realize the extent of one's existence. To some, Kerouac's passage may represent nothing short of a rambling incongruence of unconnected thoughts that somehow pertain to the aspect of travel, however, those who can see beyond the superficial element of literary prose clearly understand the yearning for life's experiences that compel one to leave behind every nuance of one's past and head for the unknown of tomorrow's future. No additional sources cited.

Moral Indifference, The Holocaust & The Directive for Genocide

A 6 page paper supporting the thesis that socialization and moral indifference have led to a lack of concentration on the major elements that have underscored the actions of leaders resulting in the Holocaust of Nazi Germany as well as atrocities in Central America and Vietnam. The writer supports the premise that it is possible for such conditions to occur again unless actions are taken to prevent emerging institutionalized complacency. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Unions & The Effects of Strike on Auto Workers

A 21 page thesis developed on the belief that the effects of striking on the workers under the UAW and long-term and widespread. This paper explores the impact of the strike on the individual as it relates to personal finances, productivity after the strike, issues regarding job security because of the strike impact on corporate levels, and job relationships between strikers and non-strikers after the fact. This paper concludes that strikes may have become an ineffectual way to attempt change within unionized structures because the negative impact on the employees is to great Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Violence in the Media: Its Effect on Children

15 pages in length. This paper is an excellent research thesis on how violent behavior in children is related to violence in the media. Includes abstract, hypothesis, review of literature, proposed methodology, analysis and conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Genetics / Violence

A 7 page argumentative paper proving that violence is hereditary and unless stopped could lead to the demise of the human race. The writer relies on the original thesis and research of Darwin and Mendell, and bases arguments on the genetic discoveries of Han Brunner, et al. and subsequent modern-day researchers who proved how genes are mutated, have traced the regeneration of mutated genes, and have created violent species in laboratories based on the regeneration of mutated genes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Shakespeare & the Effectiveness of Death / Juliet vs. Cleopatra

This insightful and analytical 8 page paper compares the deaths of two of Shakespearean characters : Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra). The thesis is argued that while their two stories did indeed have many similarities, Juliet's death was a much more effective one from a literary standpoint as Cleopatra's death was not as striking nor as saddening. Numerous examples from each story are provided to support this point. Bibliography lists 6 critical sources.

Themes of Robert Frost

A 5 page research paper discussing how Frost perennially uses the themes of nature and farming as the basis for the majority of his poetry. A number of poems are included to illustrate points and to validate the writers thesis. Bibliography lists five critical sources.

Balancing Yin and Yang - The Merging of Tripitaka in “Monkey"

A 5-page analytic essay that examines the character of Tripitaka in Wu Cheng’en’s “Monkey”. Presented is the thesis that Tripitaka represents man himself while his three disciples, Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy, represent the diverse elements that comprise human nature. Tripitaka’s journey in search of the Buddhist scriptures is explained as a metaphor for man’s journey through life, with the promotions presented to the pilgrims at the story’s end representing man’s acceptance of and merger with the different facets of his nature. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Virtue Ethics as the Motive Force Behind Actions: An Argumentative Essay

This 5 page argumentative essay defends the thesis that virtue ethics are the motive force behind actions. Essentially, this paper support the argument that virtue ethics tells a person what they ought to be, rather than what they ought to do, and as a result, defines the motives behind actions which are manifested in the form of character traits or virtues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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