Sterility and Lovelessness in the English Country House

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This piece demonstrates my strong argumentative writing and critical reading skills. It also shows my ability to make analytical connections among various texts from similar cultural periods. My writing skills and experience writing literary essays are valuable in writing effective, informative literature reviews.This literary analysis explores the ethos of the English aristocracy in 19th century Britain through four characters, from two British novels: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate.

The Knight’s Tale: A Consolation of Philosophy for Arcite and Palamon

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This essay demonstrates my argumentative writing and critical reading skills. It also shows my ability to analyze and synthesize multiple texts and present my ideas in a cohesive piece. This essay, written for my Medieval Great Texts course, explains how Chaucer’s The Knights Tale is demonstrative of Boethius’s A Consolation of Philosophy.