Research Database

Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Reflection On The Pastor As A Minor Poet By Barnes

A 6 page paper that reflects on the entitled book by M. Craig Barnes. There are both major theses and sub-theses in this work. Barnes is able to connect them and intertwine them to provide an engaging and interesting read. Each is important to understand the totality of the book and to learn the lessons included. The theses are discussed. The writer then cites three things pastors can do to impact ministry in the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Kate Chopin/Story of an Hour

A 6 page essay that first of all describes to the student researching this subject (in one paragraph) why the student's proposed thesis that Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" committed suicide and why the writer chose the alternate thesis that she was murdered. The writer then offers an argument that explains and supports this thesis, which relies on the idea that while the murder was inadvertent, it nevertheless was the sight of her husband alive that shocked Louse into a fatal heart attack. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dehumanization: Why do we do it?

This five page paper explores why man is willing to inflict cruelty and death on other human beings. Focus is on the events during the Holocaust, but many other examples are given as well. Considers whether the new mechanical era is a cause. Argues a central thesis. Excellent paper showing the use of thesis and the support of that thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Mohammed, Charlemagne & Origins of Europe

A 7 page essay that analyzes Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse's 1983 text Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe: Archeology and the Pirenne Thesis, which is part of a continuing body of historical scholarship that addresses the nature and validity of Henri Pirenne's famous thesis concerning the origins of the medieval period. This examination demonstrates that, while the fringe elements of Pirenne's thesis can be disputed, the basic premise, which is that Rome did not disappear as a viable political entity quickly, but rather was a victim of gradual decline, is largely substantiated by recent research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

BERGER AND THE INDIGENOUS NATIVES

This 5 page paper examines the thesis of Thomas Berger in his book The Long Shadow. The thesis is that indigenous people (i.e., natives) in the Americans are being as shabbily treated today by corporations and private concerns as they were hundreds of years ago as settlers began to infiltrate their lands. The paper names current examples of why Berger's thesis is correct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Frances Burney's 'Cecilia' & Charlotte Lennox's 'The Female Quixote'

A 4 page, thesis-orientated essay in which the writer explores and compares the theme of inheritance in these two classic stories.

Dirlik's The Origins of Chinese Communism

This 4 page paper examines the author's central thesis. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Should Tenure Continue?

An 8 page research paper that examines the thesis question of “Should tenure for educators continue?” The writer summarizes arguments both pro and con, as well as those voices that argue that tenure policies should be reformed. The final page of the paper is devoted to a “thesis question page” that sums up the major positions. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

The Athenian Thesis: Corresponding Observations from Machiavelli and Contemporary Writers

A 6 page discussion of the Athenian Thesis or Athenian Doctrine. Provides a concise definition of this thesis with the observation that no city is deterred by traditional morality from ruling where it can. Expands on this definition examining the inherent virtues and motivations of Sparta, Athens and even Machiavelli’s quest for his empire. Concludes that the Athenian thesis is indeed a part of a consistent view of the world. Although there would appear to be certain contradictions in this thesis such as the virtuous motivations of Sparta, for example, these contradictions appear to weigh themselves out with time. It becomes apparent on a more thorough consideration of this doctrine that even Sparta, despite her virtuous appearances has common goals with Athens or even Machiavelli. Sparta’s motivations center around the inability to expand safely rather than any superiority of virtue, just as on close inspection so do Machiavelli’s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

'Measure For Measure' / Controlling Women

This 7 page paper analyzes Shakespeare's play. The prevailing thesis is the avoidance and control of "mother" through the control of women. The writer demonstrates how all male characters, especially the Duke, control women and thus the mother figure or image throughout the text. Specific citations are offered in support of the thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Role Of Early Roman Women

This 7 page paper critiques an excerpt from a book written by Balsdon that deals with the role of women in early Rome. The writer identifies Balsdon's thesis, then offers specific examples from the text to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Francis Fukuyama - The End Of History

A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Cheever's The Swimmer

This 4 page paper analyzes the short story and provides a thesis. The thesis that denial is central to this work is explored. Alternate interpretations are also provided. No additional sources cited.

Video Gaming and its Effect on Gender Identity

This 16 page paper takes a look at media's effect on gender roles. Video games are the focus as they tend to categorize women into two groups. The thesis of this paper is that messages provided by video games affect behavior of males and females and is especially dangerous for young women. Specific video games and characters are provided as examples to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

The City as Shaper of Social Reality

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, presents the principal thesis of Rappaport's Shopping for Pleasure (2000), and then compares it with Schwartz's thesis in Spectacular Realities (1998), arguing that the two approaches are quite similar. The writer feels that both authors argue that the structure of urban life (in London and Paris, respectively) changed urban sensibilities in the late nineteenth century, focusing primarily on Schwartz's work. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Fatigue: Work Week Restrictions for Medical Residents

A 3 page investigation of the relationship between the number of hours a resident is expected to work and his or her performance. The thesis statement that: "medical resident overload has the potential to significantly impact patient well being" is presented and the literature is examined to explore this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

"The Clerk's Tale" as a "Traffic in Women"

A 10 page essay that analyzes the thesis proposed by anthropologist Gayle Rubin in her landmark 1975 article "The Traffic in Women: Notes on the Political Economy of Sex" that women in primitive cultures are viewed as objects for exchange between men and compares this thesis to the narrative related in "The Clerk's Tale," from Chaucer's medieval masterpiece, "The Canterbury Tales." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Left-Handedness And Accidents / A Non-Experimental Study

This 9 page paper provides a model for a non-experimental study in which the thesis is that left-handers have more accidents than do right-handers and the reasons for this propensity are environmental. A literature review supports the thesis. Sections include: abstract; introduction; literature review; results and discussion. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Prince: Do the Ends Justify the Means?

This 5 page paper examines Machiavelli’s The Prince. The thesis of this paper is that the author supports the position that the ends justifies the means. Several parts of the work are quoted and analyzed in support of the thesis. Contemporary examples are used to express Machiavelli’s position and reasons why he might have written the work are touched on as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Influence of the Media on the Columbine Gunmen

A 6-page thesis paper that argues the point that the influences of the media, most notably film and music, played a major part in the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Arguments supporting this thesis include the parallels between the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" and the method chosen by Klebold and Harris in carrying out their "Trench Coat Mafia" plan of massacre. Also included are references to the music of the German band KMFDM and how these violent lyrics contributed to the mindset of the killers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Myths Of August By Stewart L. Udall

his 8 page paper discusses the theses contained in Udall's book, The Myths of August: A Personal Exploration of Our Tragic Cold War Affair With the Atom. Udall charges the United States Government with secrecy, with beginning the Atomic Age and denying any responsibility for the thousands of Americans harmed as a result of atomic and nuclear testing. He also states that the reasons given for the bombings in Japan were lies. His theses are analyzed in terms of then and now. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Urban Life in Chicago

This 4 page paper supports a thesis that there are certain elements of poor, urban life that are inextricable such as a bad education and deteriorating neighborhoods. The thesis is explored with the help of an article about changes in Chicago housing projects published in the Wall Street Journal. No additional sources cited.

Federal Funding for Housing Projects

This 4 page paper evaluates an article called Losing Hope that focuses on Hope VI, a program involved with funding public housing. The paper focuses on a thesis and how the article both proves and disproves that thesis. No additional sources cited.

Mass and Maneuver in the Battle of Chickamauga

A 5 page discussion of the battle of Chickamauga. The author of this paper presents the thesis that mass and maneuver, coupled with leadership, determined the outcome of this battle. An overview of critical troop movement, accomplishments, and failures is used to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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