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Academic papers on Irish & Scottish Literature

Rockaby: Explanation in the Perspectives of Heidegger and Descartes
A 5 page discussion of the philosophical implications of Samuel Beckett's short story "Rockaby", the story of a senile woman in a rocking chair who reminisces on her life as she rocks herself to death. Examines the twentieth century philosophies of...
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The Dead- but Glowing
(5pp) Compares the James Joyce short story with John Houston's 1987 movie of the same name. Joyce has written a subtle quiet story reflecting the maturing love of two individuals within a historic framework. Distancing this relationship...
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Frank O'Connor/ "Guests of the Nation"
A 6 page research paper that looks at the strengths and limitations of regarding Frank O'Connor's "Guests of the Nation" as being specifically about the Irish War for Independence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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James Joyce/"The Dead"
A 5 page essay that analyzes Joyce's short story, "The Dead." In this short story, Joyce makes the point that a life without passion, without intensity, means that a person is essentially already "dead." Joyce paints Gabriel, his protagonist, as a...
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Character Analysis of Iago in William Shakespeare
A 5 page paper which examines how Iago functions in the play, and how successful Shakespeare is in achieving his significance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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