Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self

  Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self: Michael Ondaatje’s book of poetry Handwriting Cari Lynn Vaughn, 2000  To do Michael Ondaatje justice when writing about him, it appears as if one must use poetry to describe his poetry.  Many … Continue reading

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Individuality and Wholeness in D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers

Individuality and Wholeness in Sons and Lovers Cari Gilkison, Fall 2000   The theme for the search for wholeness permeates the text of D.H. Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers.  Lawrence views the world as a set of dichotomies such as … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be A Gentleman In Great Expectations

What It Means To Be A Gentleman In Great Expectations Cari Gilkison, English 202: British Lit 1996      Great Expectations deals with many issues, one of which is the definition of what it means to be a Gentleman.  As Pip … Continue reading

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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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