Boyle, Kirk

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A Road Map to Awakening: Examining the Function of Supporting Characters in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" 2017 9597 This paper examines Kate Chopin’s canonical novel, The Awakening, through both a feminist and a Marxist lens. Through these two perspectives, the author focuses on Edna’s path to awakening within the novel, emphasizing her points of regression and pr...
Thoughtful Laughter: Fantasy and Satire as Social Commentary in Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" 2018 3264 By examining the use of comedy and satire in the fantasy genre and the purpose of secondary worldbuilding, the author determines how Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" constitutes a safe platform for social critique, and gives special attention to one of ...
"If only I could get to that place": Tragedy and the American Dream in Cristina Henriquez's "The Book of Unknown Americans" 2018 2118 In Cristina Henriquez's "The Book of Unknown Americans", the theme of the American Dream unfulfilled forms the crux of the characters' tragedies. In this paper, the author examines this theme, and the ambivalent readers response that the narratives c...
The Descent of Old Haunts: Mental Illness in the Birds of Opulence 2020 616 An analysis of the mental illness described in The Birds of Opulence. Explores Black Appalachian women’s mental health issues, especially in regards to cultural and social stigmas. This novel can be utilized as a lens into social norms which hinder w...
Unraveling the Articulable: Thinking, Being and Becoming in Clarice Lispector's Near to the Wild Heart 2019 331 Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s debut novel Near to the Wild Heart follows Joana as she tries to make sense of meaning where meaning is mediated through an articulation of language, which seems to always escape or void true meaning itself. Delvi...
The Cold War's Influence on Flannery O'Connor's Novel Wise Blood 2019 426 Flannery O’Connor’s 1952 Southern gothic novel, Wise Blood, follows the story of character Hazel Motes as he attempts to create a church without Christ, yet multiple characters within the novel push Hazel further from his desires. In this paper I dem...
“Making is Half, but Ruin is Everything”: Gender, Apocalypse, and the Performance of the Other in The Melancholy of Resistance 2015 1353 Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s 1989 Hungarian novel The Melancholy of Resistance is, for lack of a better word, an apocalypse text. The work is primarily about a decaying, communal village invaded by a circus caravan containing a mysterious, deformed outside...