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Comparative Survey, Descriptive Research

  Comparative survey research is a type of descriptive survey where it aims to compare the status of two or more variable, institutions, strategies etc. This technique often uses multiple disciplines in one study.This does not only compare different groups but also same group over time.Few points are to be kept in mind before starting the comparative survey. ·        Comparison Points -The research should be very clear regarding the points to be compared. This can also be identified through review of literature and experience of experts. ·        Assumption of Similarities -  One has to be clear about the similarities the two variable hold. If the researcher do not find this there is no point of comparison. Criteria of Comparison - The researcher has to identify the criteria of comparison keeping in mind the fairness and objectivity. Appropriate tools has to be identified for measurement of criterion variables. Comparative survey research is carried on when the researcher cannot

International Situation in The Portrait of a Lady

Structure of The Portrait of a Lady Symbolism and Imagery Character Sketch of Isabel Archer   Q: Discuss The Portrait of a Lady as a novel of ‘International scene’.                                                 Or Discuss that the novel is a contrastive study of American and European cultures.   The international situation predominates in The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James . Dealing with this theme James was able to show cultural differences between individuals and also nations. He is basically concerned with the notion that each cultural complex creates its own personality and character, and inculcates its own values in the mind of its people. Naturally when two cultures draw closer, a clash of individuals become unavoidable and this clash inevitably leads to the clash of values. James has obviously emphasized certain basic American qualities in the novel and juxtaposed them with certain European qualities. For example: self-reliance (seen in Isabel, Henrietta and Ca

Symbolism and Imagery in The Portrait of a Lady

  Structure of The Portrait... International Situation Character Sketch of Isabel Archer Henry James (1843-1916) is one of the major figures of Trans-Atlantic literature. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on theme of consciousness. The Portrait of a Lady, his masterpiece is a study of young woman from Albany who brings to Europe her narrow provincialism and pretensions but also sense of her own sovereignty, her free spirit, her refusal to be treated in the Victorian world merely as a marriageable object. The Portrait of a Lady is rich in symbolism and imagery. Symbolism : In the present novel symbolism is suggestive and seems to grow in the very subject. James utilizes architecture beyond conventional world building to symbolise the influence of art and the way that art can both express characters internal thoughts and feelings as well as mask them. Isabel’