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Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'

Fourteen pages in length, this thesis paper argues that Marlow, the main character in Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' used the mental defense of 'selective sight' to shield himself from the horrors of the Imperialistic practices in which he found himself to be involved. The plot of the novella is covered, and comments from various critics are included. An interpretation presenting Kurtz as only a portion of Marlow's is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” and Alain de Botton’s “On Love” - Themes of Love and Imagination

This 24 page report discusses the two novels “Sense and Sensibility” (1811) by Jane Austen and “On Love” (1993) by Alain de Botton and the ways in which they reflect the themes of imagination and love and compares them to the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (“Kubla Khan”) and Lord Byron (“She Walks in Beauty”). Love and imagination are always partners in a romantic setting. The thesis presented by the author of the report is that love cannot exist without imagination. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Allen, And I will Praise Him

This 5 page essay pertains to Ronald B. Allen's text And I Will Praise Him, A Guide to the Psalm. The writer provides a personal response to Allen's principal thesis and his text and discusses the Psalms in reference to the comfort and support they offer to believers. Bibliography cites only the text.

Abortion and Decreased Crime

This 3 page essay discusses the thesis proposed by John Donohue and Steven Levitt, which is that increased access to abortion in the 1970s lowered the crime rate in the 1990s, and then presents the arguments that Franklin Zimring uses to refute this idea. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Finding Happiness: Women's Search for Independence in 3 Works

This 7 page essay profiles 3 works, which are: a poem by Gwendolyn Brook, "The Beam Eaters"; a short story by Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour"; and a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis. The writer discusses the thesis that women's search happiness has been intrinsically associated with their search for acknowledgement of their dignity and worth as individuals and not solely for their roles as wife and mother. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Language Shapes Thoughts

A 9 page paper. One of the more recent questions about language is: Does language shape thoughts? This is the topic discussed in this essay. The paper is written in the format of a research paper. Literature t the thesis is includes as are two written opinions against the premise. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Lord of the Flies, Simon and Piggy

This 5 page essay focuses on William Golding's Lord of the Flies and the roles played by Simon and Piggy in supporting his main thesis. Bibliography cites only the primary source.

Scott Martelle, Blood Passion

This 3 page book review pertains to a text that focuses on the 1913-14 coal strike that in Colorado and involved an incident known as the Ludlow Massacre. The writer explores the author's thesis, which paints this conflict as a class war. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

The Physical Structure of Cultural Tradition

This 4 page paper presents the thesis that the physical disruption of inner city ghettos, small town America, or even traditional Native American lands translates into the disruption of more ephemeral traditions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and Personal Growth

A 3 page essay that discusses the thesis that the play continues to have contemporary significance because it illustrates the human need for personal growth and the obtainment of full adult autonomy and self-determination. No additional sources are cited.

Addiction Assessment

This 3 page paper describes chapters 1, 2 and 5 of a thesis that pertains to addiction assessment, Olmeztoprak, E. (2010), "Therapist-initiated addiction assessment procedures of marriage and family therapists in the southwest United States." No additional sources are cited.

Friedson, Preface to Musical Experience in Tumbuka Healing

This 6 page essay offers summation and reflection that focuses on the Preface from Friedson's text. The writer explains Friedson's thesis in the text and relates this to modern practices. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Democracy And Terrorism

An 8 page paper that begins with a thesis which suggests that a lack of democracy is not the only cause of terrorism. The paper explores the general consensus that terrorism is caused by having no means of expressing dissatisfaction. Other motivations are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Personality, Interests, Attitudes Measures

A 4 page paper that includes an outline in the page count. The paper begins with the thesis statement: Personality, interest, and attitude measures can be helpful in different settings. The essay goes on to explain the history of personality measures through the Big 5. It describes the Strong Interest Inventory and measures of attitudes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Foster Youth Success In School And Life

A 5 page paper that provides a draft review of the literature for a theses. The literature discuses challenges, obstacles, feelings, data for high school graduation, kinship care, and emancipation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Argumentative Analysis of Roderick Chisholm’s “Human Freedom and the Self”

In six pages this paper analyzes the argument presented by the philosopher and a counterargument with support for the philosopher's thesis presented. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

Adoption and the Right to Know

This 12 page paper delineates the importance of an adopted individual having access to information about their biological parents. The paper includes a Roman Numeral outline and argues the thesis that this information is necessary from a medical and sociological perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An Analysis of the US Decision to Enter World War II

This 14 page paper considers the essential question of what really prompted the US to enter World War II. Roosevelt's actions and desires are focused on alongside Japanese reasoning. The three part thesis is broken down into claim, grounds, and warrant. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Women In Politics

A 3 page paper. Women have long been underrepresented in the U.S. Congress. Today, there are more women in the Congress than ever before but they are still underrepresented. This essay justifies that thesis, discusses the history of women in both Houses, identifies the number in both houses today, and addresses the fact of underrepresentation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Lord of the Flies, Hero Cycle

This 3 page essay argues that while the character is Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies adheres to the parameters of Joseph Campbell's hero's cycle in some ways, the novel departs from this paradigm in order to support its main thesis, which is that savagery exists just below the veneer of civilized behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nelson, "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien"

This 3 page essay pertains to "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Riddles in the Dark.'" By Marie Nelson and discusses two sections of Tolkien's The Hobbit. The writer summarizes Nelson's thesis and how she presents her arguments. Bibliography refers only to this source.

The Significance of the Garden for Eve and Enkidu

This 8 page thesis driven paper compares and contrasts Eve and Enkidu. The significance of the garden is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Education

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay for a doctoral degree in education. Educators face significant challenges in the educational setting every day. Whether assessing the specific needs of classroom populations or applying evidence-based practices to leadership goals, current research in education drives decision-making. The student pursuing a doctorate degree in education does so to pursue pivotal research in education that will support effective educational processes to address current challenges. There are no sources cited.

PhD Admission Essay

A 4 page paper discussing reasons for applying to an educational counseling bridge program for practice in Texas. The student has experience working with middle and high school students and is interested in working against the growth of dropout rates. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Master's or Ph.D.? A Cost Benefits Analysis

6 pages in length. If one is considering going for a graduate degree this is a must-have paper. The information contained within this essay can help an individual make the right choice. Based upon the author's own experience and with a bibliography of 6 sources, this is a hot topic whether for those who are currently students or for somebody considering going back to school.

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Bibliography

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