Monthly Archives: April 2013

Growing Pains in James Joyce’s Eveline

  Growing Pains in Eveline Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995        Just as the evening invaded the avenue in the first line of James Joyce’s short story Eveline, so adulthood invades Eveline’s life.  Eveline is full of fears … Continue reading

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Sharon’s Spiritual Similes

Sharon’s Spiritual Similes Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995      Sharon Olds uses similes to help convey the idea that physical love and spiritual love in her poem “Sex without Love.”  Throughout the poem she compares lovers to dancers, ice-skates … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Elements In Poe

Metaphysical Elements in Edgar Allan Poe Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995    Edgar Allan Poe, though considered a classical writer, is often seen strictly as a writer of mystery, horror and Gothic.  However, his writing also shows a deeper, … Continue reading

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Frailty Thy Name Is Woman: The Weak Queen Gertrude In Hamlet

Frailty, Thy Name is Woman The Weak Queen in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Cari Gilkison, Shakespeare 220 Winter 1996 The Queen Gertrude is a weak woman.  She is told by Hamlet in their dramatic confrontation to confess her sins.  Gertrude is guilty … Continue reading

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Nothing Will Come Of Nothing

Nothing Will Come of Nothing Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995   “Nothing will come of nothing,” (1.1.90) In Shakespeare’s King Lear we see how empty words and empty deeds will end up amounting to nothing.  The emptiness and greed … Continue reading

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Dreams Vs Reality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dreams Vs Reality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cari Gilkison, English 220: Shakespeare Winter 1996 Does the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream lean toward reality or dreams?  There are many ways to look at this play, but one cannot help … Continue reading

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As Different As Night and Day: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  As Different As Night and Day: BBC Vs Hollywood A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cari Gilkison, English 520: Shakespeare Winter 1996 Culture influences are interpretation of things.  Shakespeare is no different.  Two version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream follow the … Continue reading

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Plotting Hitler’s Death

  Joachim Fest’s Book Plotting Hitler’s Death Metropolitan Books, NY 1996 Joachim Fest’s book Plotting Hitler’s Death is an ambitious book that attempts to describe the German Resistance to Hitler.  This book expresses how the men who led the German … Continue reading

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The Nazi’s Place in German History

  The Nazi’s Place in German History Cari Gilkison, History 518 Fall 1998 The place of the Nazi’s in German history is important, but it should not overshadow the rest of its long and diverse history.  The Nazi’s were not … Continue reading

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Difference in Dracula

Differences in the Novel Dracula and the 1992 Movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula Cari Gilkison  Film Studies 578, May 1998       Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 version of Dracula varied from Bram Stoker’s novel in one key aspect.  The film focused … Continue reading

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