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“Representations of General Nature” in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” vs. Woolf’s “A Haunted House”
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A five page paper looking at these two stories, by William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf respectively, in terms of how well they conform to Samuel Johnson’s observation that good stories should present “representations of general nature” -- in other words, reflect common experience. No other sources.
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Modernism in Eliot and Woolf
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A nine page paper looking at Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs. Dalloway" and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" in terms of the way they serve as examples of modernism. The paper asserts that their dense allusive and associative structure was necessary to render adequately a modern consciousness of the world. Bibliography lists four sources.
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Feminism and Change in Chopin and Woolf
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An eight page paper comparing two short stories from the turn of the twentieth century: 'A Respectable Woman' by Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf's 'A Society.' The paper shows how in their treatment of feminism, each refutes the restrictive character of Victorianism and welcomes the Modern age. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse
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A 5 page paper which discusses the concept of modernity. The paper also addresses issues of realism within the novel. No additional sources cited.
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Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway' / Death & Duality
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A 16 page paper examining the representation of death as illustrated by the characters of Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Smith. The paper postulates that the eminently sane socialite Clarissa and the mad veteran Septimus are actually flip sides of the same coin, two fragile reminders of our own mortality. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Dalloway.wps

“Representations of General Nature” in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” vs. Woolf’s “A Haunted House”
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A five page paper looking at these two stories, by William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf respectively, in terms of how well they conform to Samuel Johnson’s observation that good stories should present “representations of general nature” -- in other words, reflect common experience. No other sources.
Filename: KBnature.wps

Modernism in Eliot and Woolf
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A nine page paper looking at Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs. Dalloway" and T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" in terms of the way they serve as examples of modernism. The paper asserts that their dense allusive and associative structure was necessary to render adequately a modern consciousness of the world. Bibliography lists four sources.
Filename: KBwaste.wps

Feminism and Change in Chopin and Woolf
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An eight page paper comparing two short stories from the turn of the twentieth century: 'A Respectable Woman' by Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf's 'A Society.' The paper shows how in their treatment of feminism, each refutes the restrictive character of Victorianism and welcomes the Modern age. Bibliography lists six sources.
Filename: KBwoolf2.wps

Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse
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A 5 page paper which discusses the concept of modernity. The paper also addresses issues of realism within the novel. No additional sources cited.
Filename: RAlighthse.wps

Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway' / Death & Duality
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A 16 page paper examining the representation of death as illustrated by the characters of Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Smith. The paper postulates that the eminently sane socialite Clarissa and the mad veteran Septimus are actually flip sides of the same coin, two fragile reminders of our own mortality. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Dalloway.wps

Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?' / The ‘Other' Couple
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A 6 page paper discussing Honey and Nick, the young couple who witness the rages of George and Martha in Edward Albee's classic play. The paper contends that their experience at George and Martha's house changes Nick and Honey as well, causing them to become more aware of themselves and compassionate toward each other. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?' / Nick, Carthage & The Punic Wars
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A 5 page paper that analyzes the use of allusion in Albee's play, especially as it relates to the character of Nick, and the connection to ancient literature and history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Albee.doc

The Mark on the Wall - Virginia Woolf
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5 pages in length. This short story by Woolf seems to be non-related ramblings on all different manner of topics; it is, however, all tied together into thoughts of war, and society in general. This excellent paper analyzes what is actually going on in the mind of the narrator. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Under the Queen's Umbrella: Woolf and West
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(9 pp.) An odd assemblage of characters living under the English Queen Mother's umbrella presents itself for our discussion: Virginia Woolf and Rebecca West. It is almost a toss up if the authors are more real or if their characters are. Critical discussion also includes Gilbert and Gubar (1990), Mark Girouard, and Margaret Higonnet Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Aristotelian Considerations In Cinema
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A 5 page paper that compares the play formulae laid out by Aristotle with the film versions of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' ? Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Comparison of "Mrs. Dalloway" & "Housekeeping"
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A 2 page comparison between Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping. The writer concentrates on the similarities between the authors' use of point of view. No additional sources cited.
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Childhood Revisited; To the Lighthouse
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This 5 page paper looks at the book 'To The Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf and the way in which this can be seen as the retelling and rewriting of her own childhood in both the physical circumstances as well as events and characterisations. The bibliography cites 1 source.
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Stream Of Consciousness In Mrs. Dalloway
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This 6 page paper explores the meaning of stream of consciousness writing and then examines three pages from Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway to learn how stream of consciousness works to develop character, setting and plot. No additional sources are listed.
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Katherine Mansfield: Her Life And Work
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A 12 page paper. Katherine Mansfield lived for only 34 years but made a lasting impression on the world. She was an unconventional woman who wrote in an unconventional way. She was a contemporary and friend of D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. This essay provides some insight into her life and discusses some of her works and the symbolism therein. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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Characters of Mrs. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe in Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”
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A 5 page paper which compares these two feminine protagonists. No additional sources are used.
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Modern Literature
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This 5 page paper provides a tutorial for an essay based on the thesis: The form of free verse as seen in the poem, The Wasteland, by T. S. Eliot and the stream of consciousness style employed by Virginia Woolf in Mrs. Dalloway are examples of the creative form as well as inclusive of emotional content as defined as high modernism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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A Comparison of the Modernist Themes of Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs Dalloway” and Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice”
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An 8 page overview of the complexity of emotions and inner feelings which characterize each of these novels. Asserts that the authors have been shaped by a variety of factors, not the least of which was the Modernist movement which was prevalent during their careers. The relevance of the writings of Freud, Nietzsche and Strauss are also commented upon. These authors even serve as introductions to the concept of homosexuality, a concept which was characteristically shuffled into the background by most other authors of the time. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Themes of Male Cruelty in Literature
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This 9 page paper examines Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and explores the gender relationships in each. Male cruelty, mental illness and isolation are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: SA121lit.doc

Modernism in Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway,” Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” Andre Gide’s “The Counterfeiters,” Thomas Mann’s “The Joker” and “Death in Venice”
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A 5 page paper which examines the texts as a way of illustrating and defining literary modernism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: TGmodlit.rtf

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