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The scientific interests of Cotton Mather
This paper is a probe into the scientific mind of Cotton Mather, one of New England's most illustrious historical figures. As a Puritan clergyman, Cotton Mather was the intellectual focus for a large segment of the Puritan community and was perhaps the most active and brilliant mind of his generation in New England. His ...
Moral considerations in the works of Arthur Schnitzler
Out of the charming and dusty world of rococo Vienna, sweet melancholy and tired resignation, impressionism and moral relativism emerges the author and moral critic, Arthur Schnitzler. Himself a product of his times, he creates within this world, and his ear ly characters bear the mark of the super-sophistication of the ...
The eternal woman and the eternal feminine in the light of Claudel's vision
The purpose of this essay is to examine some of the feminine portraits in the literary gallery of Paul Claudel, poet-ambassador, to determine the function and position that woman is assigned in his world perspective. Now, since the feminine half of humanity is the main consideration here, man is relegated to the background, ...
The concept of gesture in the novels of Robert Penn Warren
In World Enough and Time. Robert Penn Warren's narrator sets the scene in which his protagonist acts out his drama: "It was a violent and lonely land ... Jeremiah Beaumont's land was the Kentucky of 1825, and his drama more than adequately embodies both the violence and the loneliness. What is important, however, is that World ...