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14P. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

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17643. Angela Carter’S “the Company of Wolves” and the Grimm Brothers’ “Little Red Cap”. This paper compares and contrasts two stories based on the “Little Red Riding Hood” fairy tale: Angela Carter’s (1979) short story, “The Company of Wolves” and the Grimm Brothers’ classic “Little Red Cap.” The two stories are contrasted in their treatment of morals and sexuality as well as plot components. KEYWORDS: little red riding hood fairy tale sexuality female empowerment seduction grimm brothers angela carter. MLA Style. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,738 words.   $49
 
17633. A Content Analysis Study of Gender Role Portrayals in Children’S Literature. This paper presents a study exploring the changes (or lack thereof) in gender role portrayal and stereotyping in children’s literature, with particular attention to gender asymmetries. A content analysis methodology was used to explore a sample of children’s books originally published prior to 1970 with a sample of children’s books published after 1990. The study sample consisted of five male-character-oriented and five female-character-oriented books (total sample = 20) from each time period. The study tested three hypothesis: 1) Females are more often portrayed in non-traditional roles in the post-1990 literature than in the pre-1970 literature; 2) Females are more frequently depicted in non-traditional roles in the post-1990 literature than male characters; and 3) There appears to be little change in the gender role depictions of male characters between the pre-1970 and post-1980 literature samples. Strong support was found for all three hypotheses. Included in the study write-up are twenty (one for each book) content analysis coding sheets specifying dependent and independent variables and gender role coding for each book analyzed. KEYWORDS: gender roles female characters male characters. APA Style. 26 pages, 32 footnotes, 27 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
17314. Loyalty in “the Odyssey” and “Beowulf”. This paper compares the treatment of the theme of loyalty in Homer’s “The Odyssey” and the 8th century Anglo-Saxon work, “Beowulf”. The paper discusses how the loyalty theme is related to domestic issues in The Odyssey and to warfare and tribal issues in Beowulf. Argues that The Odyssey and Beowulf, demonstrate that matters of loyalty and disloyalty were taken very seriously in both the Greek and the Anglo-Saxon societies. In The Odyssey, the disloyal servants are tortured and killed; in Beowulf, disloyal lord and thanes alike are subjected to extreme disgrace and loss of status. Despite the differential treatment of the theme of loyalty in the two texts, it is clear that loyalty was a subject of great concern in both of the societies that the texts depict. KEYWORDS: tribal warfare honor loyalty ancient literature. 13 pages, 40 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 3,202 words.   $91
 
12493. A Jungian Analysis of Tatyana Tolstaya's Short Story "Peters". Argues that the title character has a "mother complex," as well as repressed feelings over his failed relations with women. Also discusses how the character of the grandmother symbolizes the "negative engulfing mother." At the end, Peters has an awakening which enables him to accept his own condition. 12 pages, 42 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
12492. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) and the Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery). Although Coelho's book is about growing up and Saint-Exupery's book is about remaining childlike, there are also many similarities to be found in the two stories. For example, they both give simple lessons about life, and they both emphasize that the true "treasure" of life is to be found in one's relationships with others. 5 pages, 15 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
12223. The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka) and to the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf). Studies the psychological relationships between children and parents in these two literary works. Both works feature insensitive fathers, ineffectual mothers, and repressed children. Also considers such factors as lack of communication, and feelings of hope versus hopelessness. Also examines the influence of the author's personal lives on the different outcomes of their stories (Kafka saw only the bad side of his father but Woolf was aware of her father's good side as well as his bad side). 13 pages, 55 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
08287. Cultural Background and Writer Perspective. Examines three different works of fiction by writers from completely different cultural backgrounds, and compares them in terms of lifestyles, use of language, and ideology. Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Walker's The Color Purple and The Selected Stories of Lu Hsun are examined. 8p. 3b.   $56
 
03982. Apathy and the Human Condition in Miss Lonelyhearts and the Plague. The novels by Nathaniel West and Albert Camus are compared for their treatment of the themes of despair and alienation; a philosophical view of their ideas on death is taken. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
02196. The Psychedelic Experience in Literature. Elements of mysticism in the works of Coleridge, Shelley, Blake and Hesse are related to the modern psychedelic experience, and compared to the mystical beliefs of Indian religion. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
02193. A Report on the Later New Critics. A comprehensive discussion of the concerns and attitudes of six studies by modern adherents of the "New Criticism" of literature; works by Blackmur, Warren, Brooks, Krieger and Foster are examined for their definitions of the role of the writer, the function of criticism and the meaning of literature in our society. A good study of the basic tenets of the New Criticism. 17 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
01969. Six Authors- in Search of Reality. The concept of reality and its depiction is examined in the works of Defoe, Trollope, Jarry, Joyce, Beckett and Dostoevsky; the psychology of rationalism and experience is analyzed in their works. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
01883. Three Individuals in Rebellion. Three relationships to revolt -- Jurgis Rudkis in Sinclair's The Jungle, George Babbitt in Lewis' novel, and Finnerty in Vonnegut's Player Piano -- are discussed. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
01746. Three Studies of Criticism. An essay on the rise of realism as considered by Georg Lukacs' Studies in European Realism and Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel; an essay on the significance of love in post-medieval literature as considered by Watt and Auerbach, (Mimsis); a study of the Elizabethan world-view as reflected in Shakespeare's tragedy, based on Auerbach and Lowenthal. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
01521. Materialism in the Great Gatsby and Howard's End. The functions of accumulated wealth as a means to a romantic goal are considered in novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Margaret Schlegel. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
01223. "King Lear" and "Waiting for Godot". Two highly different works are compared for their reflections of the times in which they were written; the concepts of nature, chaos and despair in each work are contrasted as aspects of human nature. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
01033. The Stranger, the Teachings of Don Juan and End of the Road. A brief review of the themes of alienation and self-knowledge in works by Camus, Castaneda and Barth. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
00993. Ten Short Stories. A brief consideration of the author's purpose in writing each of ten stories; works by Hemingway, Pushkin, Mansfield, Saroyan and others are discussed. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
 
00890. Four Chinese Poems Compared With Non-Chinese Works. Four pre T'ang poems are to English language poems by Peters, Pope, Williams and Thomson, with special allusions to the treatment of death and mortality. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
00245. Darkness at Noon and the Captive Mind. These works of Koestler and Milosz are shown to reveal the pitfalls of Communist ideology as a closed system of thought. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
00180. Nina of Askelon by Yehuda Amichai. Themes of sexuality, freedom and death are examined in Amichai's story of the various cultures of Palestine; nature and color symbols are analyzed for meaning. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
52933. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Tsao Hseuh-Chin. A brief analysis of the tragic love story in the relationship of Pao-Yu and Black Jade in the classic chinese novel by Tsao Hseuh-Chin. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
 
16080. Lifestyle Values as Exemplified in Dante's "Inferno" and Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus." The religious and spiritual values of the Italian poet are contrasted with those of the Elizabethan writer; social, moral and metaphysical themes are explored, and Marlowe seen as more conformist than Dante. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $63
 


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