Things Fall Apart.
A personal reaction paper to two aspects of Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart; the oppression of the Igbo people by the British and the oppression of female Igbo by male Igbo.
CRIME & VIOLENCE IN U.S.
Overview of causes of aggressive behavior, theories, biology, socioeconomics, organized crime, domestic violence, possible solutions.
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.
Domestic Violence on Wives in India
This paper looks at domestic violence In India. It discusses the attitudes towards domestic violence, and the laws pertaining to domestic violence. It examines what needs to be done to protect women and to change attitudes towards domestic violence.
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.
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.
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.