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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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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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Reservation Blues

  Reservation Blues Cari Gilkison, English 575: Post-Colonial Literature, Winter 1997 Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie shows that there is no hope for Native Americans to redress the effects of colonization.  Alexie feels that there is no hope of ever … Continue reading

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House of the Spirits as a Magical Realism Feminist Novel

House of the Spirits as a Magical Realism Feminist Novel Voice and Narrative Cari Gilkison, Winter 1997   The House of the Spirits is a Magical Realist Feminist Novel.  There is no debate on the presence of Magical Realism, but … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights 1939 Movie

Only Half: The 1939 Movie of Wuthering Heights Cari Gilkison for Film Studies 578, April 1998  The single most striking difference between the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and the 1939 MGM movie is the absence of the second … Continue reading

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