Love in Literature
This paper provides a comparison and contrast of Raymond Carver’s characterization of Mel and Terri and their understanding of love versus Nick’s and Laura’s in the short story, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” The different types of love discussed by the couples and what they ultimately know about love are addressed.
O'Brien: IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS
Reviews Tim O'Brien's novel IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS, in which O'Brien uses the Vietnam War to represent the theme of loss & compounds it by examining the personal losses of one of the War's veterans.
THEORIES OF CRIMINOLOGY.
Five theoretical explanations of criminal behavior. Classical or "choice" theory, strain theory, cultural deviance, social processing and conflict theories. Applies theories to seven scenarios of different types of criminal acts: Insider trading, call girl, car theft, poverty & gangs, tax-cheating, wife beater, date rape, robbery.
Chinua Achebe-Things Fall Apart
Discussion of the imprtant themes from Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart. Language as a theme on several levels; the complexity of the Igbo language. The importance of not viewing Africa as one single culture. The theme of the struggle between masculinity and femininity.