Research Database

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

"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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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 Theorists Of Total Quality Management

A 15 page research paper on some of the most influential theorists behind the evolution of Total Quality Management (TQM). TQM by any name is the goal of nearly all businesses today: maximizing productivity and profitability while simultaneously reducing costs. Walter Shewhart originated the idea that quality control could be statistically measured and enhanced; W. Edwards Deming was his assistant and expanded Shewhart's original theory into the concept we know today as TQM. Joseph M. Juran was a contemporary of Deming's, and followed Deming's presentations in Japan with ideas of his own. K. Ishikawa tailored the American ideas specifically for the Japanese, and his ideas were exported all over the world. Ishikawa's work and the early indifference of American manufacturers to issues of quality are the primary reasons many believe that TQM is of Japanese origin. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Symbolism of "Raisin in the Sun"

(5 pp) Symbols have been with us forever. It seems that there is something in the human that responds to symbols -it is the re-membering - the putting of an image with an idea. For example there might be many images that could be related to the idea of "hope." But it is the idea of hope, that for some reason in our busy lives that we seem to forget. A symbol helps us reconnect with those ideas that are ultimately important for us. That is also true in the case of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 New York Drama Critics Circle Award winning play, "A Raisin in the Sun."

The Evolution of Consciousness

This 8 page paper considers the work of Daniel Dennett and his book 'Consciousness Explained'. This book gives us a clear indication of how difficult it is to define consciousness and its meaning, By drawing on biological, technological and psychological disciplines many ideas are discussed. This paper looks at the arguments of Dennett regarding the evolution of consciousness, the way they clash with traditional ideas and the merits within the new paradigm. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

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