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Patterns by Amy Lowell - "Patterns" by Amy Lowell When one hears the words, "I sink on a seat in the shade," they will most likely form a visual image in their head, such as a person sitting under a tree. Amy Lowell, an imagist, uses sharp images, precise wording, and figurative speech as a means of poetic expression to arouse the senses of the reader. In "Patterns," Amy Lowell explores the hopeful liberty of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society has placed on her dissipates when she learns of her lover’s untimely death....   [tags: Patterns Amy Lowell Essays] 1051 words
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The Life of Amy Lowell - “For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.” I believe this is one of the greatest quotes written by Amy Lowell. I chose to write about Amy Lowell only because she looked interesting through her writing. I loved the fact that she was a rebel. She had a reputation for violating old-fashioned morals. She flaunted her obesity, smoked cigars, used swearing in her everyday language, and even had a same sex lover....   [tags: role, independence, values] 916 words
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Amy Lowell's Patterns - ... It resembles her backbone helping her stand tall and poised. Feeling as if there is “not softness anywhere” about her, she aims to show no feeling or emotion and puts on a brave face. Confined by “whalebone and brocade,” the speaker has no choice but to keep living up to the expectations of others. The woman continues to be “guarded from embrace” by her constricting dress. She is filled with emotions she can never reveal. She fears that her true thoughts may be thought as unacceptable by others....   [tags: hopeful, liberty of women, central theme] 1016 words
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Decade by Amy Lowell - Decade by Amy Lowell When you came, you were like red wine and honey, And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. Now you are like morning bread, Smooth and pleasant. I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour, But I am completely nourished. Amy Lowell produced the majority of her poems after her acquaintance with the actress Ada Russell, a widow eleven years older than Lowell, with whom she shared the last thirteen years of her life. Russell became Lowell’s beloved companion, secretary, and nurturing muse....   [tags: English Literature:] 431 words
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Patterns by Amy Lowell - Patterns by Amy Lowell On the outside, the speaker in Amy Lowell's "Patterns" acts the way Victorian society expects of her. However, on the inside, she expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. The speaker is confined to each "button, hook, and lace" of society's values. When confronted with an emotional situation, she bottles her feelings and only confesses them to herself. The "patterns" serve as guidelines for the speaker's life. The speaker is constantly bombarded by what Victorian society expects of her....   [tags: Papers] 429 words
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Analysis Of Amy Lowell's Poem A Decade - Analysis of Amy Lowell’s Poem “A Decade'; In “A Decade,'; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover’s attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his/her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to “red wine and honey';....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Percival Lowell: The Founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona - ... He later wrote a number of books on the Far East. Books by Percival Lowell include Chosön: The Land of the Morning Calm, Noto: An Unexplored Corner of Japan and Occult Japan, or the Way of the Gods. Percival Lowell married Constance Savage Keith in 1908. They did not have any children. Another thing to note is that Lowell was a dedicated pacifist. He was also agnostic, meaning he believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena....   [tags: space pioneer, planet x theory] 824 words
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Analysis of Lowell's Poem, Patterns - “Patterns,” Amy Lowell explores the hopeful of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society has placed on her dissipates when she learns of her lover’s untimely death. She also expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. She mustn’t show any form of feeling, so she feels as if there is “not softness anywhere” about her. Confined by “whalebone and brocade,” the speaker continues to live up to the expectations society enforces upon her....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis] 1194 words
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Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address - The Struggle of Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address     "Woman is not born," feminist Andrea Dworkin wrote. "She is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so." Dworkin’s quote relates to women throughout history who have been forced to conform. Although women can be regarded highly in society, representing images of fertility, security, and beauty, many people still view them in stereotypical ways; some people believe that all women should act a certain way, never letting their true selves shine thro...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Dunbarton by Robert Lowell - "Dunbarton" by Robert Lowell is one of the poems from his "Life Studies" book. It's a short poem of only two pages but it has very deep meaning. The poem alludes to the poet's relationship with his grandfather. In this essay I will analyze this piece in detail and talk about the author's connection with his grandfather. Robert Lowell prefers the use of free verse for his poems. He doesn't use a specific style for this piece; it is more free styled. He uses poetic language but there is no metered rhythm in the poem....   [tags: Poetry Life Studies Robert Lowell]
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Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering - In 1822, a group of Boston merchants and traders began their campaign to transform a riverbank below the thirty-foot falls of the Merrimack River into "the greatest textile manufacturing establishment in the country." These capitalists dug and improved the Merrimack canal, constructed machine shops, and built housing for mill executives, foremen and operatives. The cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, and other New England sites began to employ the first female industrial labor force in the United States....   [tags: American History Lowell Papers]
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Chasing Amy: A Disregard for Societal Norm - You know, I didn't just heed what I was taught, men and women should be together, it's the natural way, that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who just gets you - it's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male-female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person, to immediately halve your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender, that just seemed stupid to me....   [tags: Chasing Amy Essays] 1651 words
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Unfulfilled Dreams in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds - The short story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about conflict between a mother and daughter. A mother tries to live her life through her daughter and her daughter rebels. The prominent theme of this short story would seem to be "unfulfilled dreams”. After losing everything in China, the mother of Jing Mei comes to America with the dream that Jing Mei will have it all: fame, fortune, and most of all success unlike herself. Little does she know, her dream will be short-lived. All Parents have dreams for their children....   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]
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Success and Failure in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Amy Tan, a child of Chinese immigrants, wrote the story “Two Kinds”, telling the tale of a Jing-Mei’s rebellion against her mother’s desire to change her into a prodigy. As Jing-Mei’s mother continually tells her she does not try hard enough to succeed, the conflict between Jing-Mei and her mother escalates. Jing-Mei grows more stubborn, making every effort to resist her mother, and the relationship devolves into a standoff where mother and daughter both refuse to budge from their position. “Two Kinds” shows the irony in Jing-Mei’s relationship with her mother; while her mother believes Jing-Mei does not try hard enough to succeed, Jing-Mei succeeds in her struggle for identity by refusing t...   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]
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The Duality of the American Dream in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds - For millions of immigrants, America has been seen as the land of opportunity where anyone could become anything he or she wanted to be. A family that believes strongly in the American dream can be found in Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds.” The story centers around the daughter of a Chinese immigrant who desperately wants her daughter to become successful. In the story, the author shows the difficult lives immigrants face when moving to a new culture. In this short story, the theme shows the protagonist’s conflict with her mother on the type of daughter her mother wants her to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds]
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The Relationship Between a Mother and Daughter in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about the intricacies and complexities in the relationship between a mother and daughter. Throughout the story, the mother imposes upon her daughter, Jing Mei, her hopes and dreams for her. Jing Mei chooses not what her mother wants of her but only what she wants for herself. She states, "For, unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could be only me" (Tan 1). Thus this "battle of wills" between mother and daughter sets the conflict of the story....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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Pretentious Mothers in Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Amy Tans’ Two Kinds - In the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, a theme of embattled control is established through the association with their children. William’s long-winded Amanda is an overpowering, delusional Southern belle mother. Dead set on finding her slightly handicapped daughter Laura a suitable husband, and dictating how her creative, yet bored, son Tom should conduct himself in life. Amanda, through her nagging and domineering instructions over everything each of her children do, from how they eat, to how they should live out their lives, pushes them into mental seclusion....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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The Rules of the Game by Amy Tan - The Rules of the Game by Amy Tan In "The Rules of the Game," a short story about a young Chinese-American girl, Waverly Jong, embarks journey to become a chess master. Waverly's mother believes she is a key component during this journey. Even though the mother actually has no true role in Waverly's adventure, she continues to believe it is her as the one who is succeeding. This belief is a necessity for Waverly's mother because she has nothing for herself. Waverly's mother has to live through her daughter because of her own lack of success....   [tags: Amy Tan Chinese American] 1013 words
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - In “Two Kinds,” Amy Tan explores a theme of independence. Jing-me is an impressionable nine year old girl living in an apartment with her parents. She struggles with the high expectations of her mother, to become a prodigy. The conflict results in a rebellious independence. Tan develops Jing-me’s character as willful, defiant, and insecure. To begin, Tan demonstrates that Jing-me’s willfulness stands in the way of her success. For example, after failing many of her mothers prodigy tests, she begins to hate them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - In the story 'Two Kinds'; by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother's constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity against her mother's wishes shows how parents cannot control their child's life; they can only point them in the right direction and let them make their own choices....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 507 words
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - "Two Kinds" is truly an amazing work; it captivates readers with by telling a story of a young girl trying to find herself. Amy Tan does a phenomenal job, not only by portraying a very real mother-daughter relationship, but at showing how much a young girl can change. Jing-Mei evolves throughout the story in a way that many people can relate to; crushed hopes, obeying your parents even if it means doing something you don't want to do, and finally standing up for what you believe in. Since "You could be anything you wanted to be in America" (Tan 348) Jing-Meis' mother thought that meant that you had to be a prodigy....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 1057 words
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - In the short story, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan, a Chinese mother and daughter are at odds with each other. The mother pushes her daughter to become a prodigy, while the daughter (like most children with immigrant parents) seeks to find herself in a world that demands her Americanization. This is the theme of the story, conflicting values. In a society that values individuality, the daughter sought to be an individual, while her mother demanded she do what was suggested. This is a conflict within itself....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 966 words
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The Relationship of Mothers and their Expectations of Daughters in Amy Tan’s "Two Kinds" - Our mothers have played very valuable roles in making us who a we are and what we have become of ourselves. They have been the shoulder we can lean on when there was no one else to turn to. They have been the ones we can count on when there was no one else. They have been the ones who love of us for who we are and forgive us when no one else wouldn’t. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” the character Jing-mei experiences being raised by a mother who has overwhelming expectations for her daughter, causes Jing-mei to struggle with who she wants to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, mothers] 745 words
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Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, intends to make reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother. Instead, she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind all along the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her opinion. Instead of giving instruction of how to solve a family issue, the author chooses to write a narrative diary containing her true feeling toward events during her childhood, which offers reader not only a clear account, but insight on how the narrat...   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 1425 words
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Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue - Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue A good portion of Americans today speak English as their first language. However, what makes us different is that it is rare to find two people that speak the exact same English. This is the argument Amy Tan makes in her story “Mother Tongue”. A first-generation Asian American, Tan emigrated from China to Oakland, California, where she became a famous writer. She shares her personal story of the English she speaks, and how much the people you are around can change the way you converse....   [tags: Amy Tan Mother Tongue] 631 words
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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue - Amy Tan's Mother Tongue In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan talks about how language influenced her life while growing up. Through pathos she explains to her audience how her experiences with her mother and the Chinese language she came to realize who she wanted to be and how she wanted to write. The author, Tan, has written the books The Joy Luck Club, and The Kitchen God's Wife. She is Asian-American, her parents are originally from China, but moved to Oakland, California. The audience in Tan's essay is people 20-35 years old who are culturally diverse....   [tags: Amy Tan Writing Chinese Essays]
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Amy Tan’s Search for Self-Identity: Intertwining Fiction and Biography - Nearly two decades after Amy Tan was born, she began to uncover information that her family previously withheld from her. As time went on it, it started to consume her every thought, she found writing as an escape and used it as a tool to discover who she was individually. Many speculate as to whether Tan’s literature is a direct reflection of her personal experiences, there are countless similarities between the two. Tan and her mother had many barriers to overcome throughout the course of their relationship, and most of Tan’s work reflects distressed mother-daughter relationships....   [tags: joy luck club, amy tan, self identity]
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Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis and the Characters in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls - Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, essentially wrote the show about nothing. After not having a job for years, Sherman had writer’s block. On television, everything she saw seemed the same, identical characters and paralleling plots, she desired to create something different. Once, she had visited the small town of Washington, Connecticut and loved the “everyone knows everything” idea. So she thought, “Why not make a show about it?” After tweaks by the production company, Gilmore Girls was born....   [tags: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls, Sigmund Freu] 1339 words
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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue - Amy Tan's Mother Tongue The Essay written by Amy Tan titled 'Mother Tongue' concludes with her saying, 'I knew I had succeeded where I counted when my mother finished my book and gave her understandable verdict' (39). The essay focuses on the prejudices of Amy and her mother. All her life, Amy's mother has been looked down upon due to the fact that she did not speak proper English. Amy defends her mother's 'Broken' English by the fact that she is Chinese and that the 'Simple' English spoken in her family 'Has become a language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk' (36)....   [tags: English Language Amy Tan Mother Essays]
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Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster - Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster In Amy Foster, Joseph Conrad has written a great story that shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on The Mythology of Love. The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see the differences between him and the English people as the others of Brenzett do. However, later in the story, compassion turns to passion....   [tags: Amy Foster Essays] 1003 words
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Mother Daughter Relationship in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - I’m not You, I’m Me For many of us growing up, our mothers have been a part of who we are. They have been there when our world was falling apart, when we fell ill to the flu, and most importantly, the one to love us when we needed it the most. In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it begins with a brief introduction to one mother’s interpretation of the American Dream. Losing her family in China, she now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. However, the young girl, Ni Kan, mimics her mother’s dreams and ultimately rebels against them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 430 words
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East Meets the West in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Amy Tan‘s ―Two Kinds‖ is a tale of a young Chinese girl‘s life as an adolescent and the influence that her mother has on her growing up. Coming from a first-generation immigrant Korean family, I can‘t help but completely relate to growing up around that type of ―support.‖ Although my parents were fairly westernized in their way of thinking, we had an aunt living with us whom we affectionately called the Tiger Aunt growing up. Having no natural children of her own, she treated my siblings and me as if we were her own children and pretty much had free rein to direct us and help to raise us in any way that she wanted, which was with a very traditional and old fashioned perspective....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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Conflicting Points of View in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - The story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about a mother and daughter who have strong conflicting ideas about what it means to have a sense of self. This may be partly due to the mother growing up in China, which is a very different culture than the American culture where endless opportunities are available to anyone who wants to pursue them. Jing-mei's mother wants her daughter to be the best, a prodigy of sorts, and to have the kind of life, full of hopes and dreams that she did not have. In the beginning of the story Jing-mei liked the idea of becoming a prodigy however, the prodigy in her became impatient....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds For a lot of us growing up, our mothers have been an integral part of what made us who we are. They have been the one to forgive us when no one else could. They have been the one to comfort us when the world seemed to turn to evil. They have been the one to shelter us when the rain came pouring down. And most importantly, they have been the one to love us when we needed it the most. In "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan, Jing-mei is a young daughter of a Chinese immigrant....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan] 757 words
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Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan's “The Joy Luck Club” The “Joy Luck Club,” by Amy Tan, is a collection of short stories about the relationships between Chinese born mothers and their American born daughters. The story called “Four Directions” is about a woman named Waverly Jong. The story is about Waverly trying to tell her mother that she is getting married to a American man named Richard. Waverly was a chess champion as while she was a young girl and she remembers the strategy that she used in her matches, and in her life, as she tries to tell her mother about a marriage to an American man....   [tags: Amy Tan Joy Luck Club Essays] 997 words
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Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue - Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue The purpose of Amy Tan’s essay, “Mother Tongue,” is to show how challenging it can be if an individual is raised by a parent who speaks “limited English” (36) as Tan’s mother does, partially because it can result in people being judged poorly by others. As Tan’s primary care giver, her mother was a significant part of her childhood, and she has a strong influence over Tan’s writing style. Being raised by her mother taught her that one’s perception of the world is heavily based upon the language spoken at home....   [tags: Amy Tan A Mother’s Tongue] 979 words
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A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds - A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds" begins with a brief introduction to one mother's interpretation of the American dream. The Chinese mother who lost her family in her native homeland now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. Those of us who are parents want what is best for our children. We strive to make our children's futures better. In some cases, when our own dreams have either been destroyed or not realized, we project our dreams and wishes on our children....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds - Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds In her short story "Two Kinds," Amy Tan utilizes the daughter's point of view to share a mother's attempts to control her daughter's hopes and dreams, providing a further understanding of how their relationship sours. The daughter has grown into a young woman and is telling the story of her coming of age in a family that had emigrated from China. In particular, she tells that her mother's attempted parental guidance was dominated by foolish hopes and dreams....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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A Game Changer: Lowell Weicker, Jr. - A Game Changer When Lowell Weicker, Jr. took office, doing the “right thing” was the way he planned to navigate his political career. Many politicians, even to this day, lose sight of doing what is right, as what is right may not be what is always politically popular. But for Weicker, doing the “right thing” was the only way. Weicker was a man of honor, an advocator for human rights, an 18-year Congressman/Senator for the United States, and a four-year governor for the State of Connecticut. During his tenure in office, he fought for doing the “right thing”, even if it challenged his political appeal....   [tags: political career, the right thing]
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Mother Daughter Relationships in works by Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan - The Power of a Mother In their articles, Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan establish a profound ethos by utilizing examples of the effects their mother-daughter/mother-son relationships have had on their language and writing. Lee’s "Mute in an English-Only World" illustrates his maturity as a writer due to his mother’s influence on growth in respect. Tan, in "Mother Tongue," explains how her mother changed her writing by first changing her conception of language. In any situation, the ethos a writer brings to an argument is crucial to the success in connecting with the audience; naturally a writer wants to present himself/herself as reliable and credible (Lunsford 308)....   [tags: Chang Rae Lee Amy Tan]
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Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club An author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women....   [tags: Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club] 690 words
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Mother-Daughter Communication in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mother-Daughter Communication in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club       Of the many stories involving the many characters of "The Joy Luck Club", I believe the central theme connecting them all is the inability of the mothers and their daughters to communicate effectively.    The mothers all have stories of past struggles and hard times yet do not believe their daughters truly appreciate this fact.  The mothers of the story all want their daughters to never have to go through the struggles they themselves had to go through, yet they are disappointed when their daughters grow up and do not exhibit the respect or strength of their mothers.  This is the ironic paradox of the story.    T...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays Amy Tan Papers]
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Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System - Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System During the mid-nineteenth century, as the industrial revolution was taking shape, so too, was an economic system in Lowell, Massachusetts. The system involved a series of textile mills, which hired mostly women from rural towns, which were slowly giving way to the large cities as a result of industrialization. The textile mills hired the women to work long hours in brutal, often dangerous conditions, and many paid high rent to company boardinghouses....   [tags: Economics Norma Rae Matewan Essays]
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The Liquid Addiction of Alcohol in Robert Lowell's Poem - ... All around his room, “Stubbed before-breakfast cigarettes /burn bulls-eyes on the bedside table;” (5-6) Lowell describes this image using words like burning bull’s eyes to show the severity of the alcohol, affecting his surroundings. The disgusting state of his house allows the reader to see the disorganization in his life. Lowell describes the speakers horrible condition to make the reader sympathize with the man. The man then begins to see how his addiction affects his body, realizing that he will get “No help from his body, the whale’s /warm-hearted blubber foundering down the / leagues of the ocean.” (9-11) Lowell compares the man’s body to a whale struggling to get free of harpoons...   [tags: intoxicated, depression, consequences]
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Lowell's For the Union Dead: A Civil War Memorial - ... The Aquarium represents the past, present, and future. It also represents the slow crawl of natural change. The past is portrayed as a venerable “golden-age” packed with all of the traditional values modern society likes to believe that they stand behind, when, in actuality, they’ve abandoned. These values: valor, service, and self-sacrifice, have been immortalized in the monument’s relief. The people who crafted such a piece must have felt a strong connection to those values and felt that they were worth preserving....   [tags: aquarium, modern society, boston] 1125 words
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The Lowell Textile Mills - The Lowell Textile Mills The Lowell textile mills were a new transition in American history that explored working and labor conditions in the new industrial factories in American. To describe the Lowell Textile mills it requires a look back in history to study, discover and gain knowledge of the industrial labor and factory systems of industrial America. These mass production mills looked pretty promising at their beginning but after years of being in business showed multiple problems and setbacks to the people involved in them....   [tags: US History Textile Industry] 1369 words
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Mother Daughter Relationships - Daughter Pushed to the Brink in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - A Daughter Pushed to the Brink in Joy Luck Club      In Amy Tan's novel, Joy Luck Club, the mother of Jing-mei recognizes only two kinds of daughters: those that are obedient and those that follow their own mind. Perhaps the reader of this novel may recognize only two types of mothers: pushy mothers and patient mothers.  The two songs, "Pleading Child" and "Perfectly Contented," which the daughter plays, reinforce the underlying tension in the novel. These songs represent the feelings that the daughter, Jing-mei, has had throughout her life....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays Amy Tan Papers]
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rober lowell - Te poem by Robert Lowell seems as if he was remembering his mother’s death and what he had gone through during that time. He tells the story in a poem in a sequential order from being in the hospital, being in the car with her dead body and finally in the cemetery burying her. In the hospital we can see that he remembers that the nurse could only speak in Italian. We also see that, he kind of knew that his mom was going to die because he says that there is only a week left of her existence. By thinking about all this Robert Lowell starts to tear and I guess does cry....   [tags: essays research papers] 863 words
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A Brief Look at Amy Winehouse - ... This is the year that she released her very first debut album and fell madly in love. Blake Fielder-Civil is the man she thought would be her soulmate, she thought of him as the male version of her. She met Blake at a local bar but had known who he was because he was an assistant on music video sets. They began their rollercoaster of a romance and were off and on for quite some time. Blake seemed to influence much of her music. Later in the year on October 20th her debut album Frank was released....   [tags: famous singers with tragic deaths] 1352 words
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The Life and Career of Amy Tan - Amy Tan, an accomplished Chinese-American author, is well-known for her incorporation of her Chinese heritage into her works of literature. Amy Ruth Tan was born to John and Daisy Tan on February 19, 2952 (“Amy Tan Biography”). Although Amy Tan’s parents were both born in China, she was American born. Daisy Tan was born to a wealthy family in Shanghai, China. John Tan, on the other hand, was an electrical engineer and Baptist minister. Amy Tan’s parents met in a dangerous decade of the 1940’s in China while battles were being fought on all fronts....   [tags: Biography, Chinese-American Author] 1456 words
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The Lowell Mills Textile Factories, Dred Scott, The Potato Famine - ... Even though slavery was abolished these former slaves would find a lot of problems still to come. Although the Thirteen Amendment made slavery illegal, the southern states passed laws in 1865 which was known as “Black Codes”. Although this seemed to give blacks rights like able to marry, testify in court, and buy land. In reality this was the southern states way to still have power over these blacks. These codes would prevent blacks from many different things like conduct business, move around freely and limited blacks to many different things....   [tags: Reconstruction, US Civil War, Slavery] 2471 words
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Amy Tan: A Brief Biography - ... The issue of language “takes on a metonymic relation to culture in Tan's portrayal of the gap between the mothers and daughters” in Tan’s stories (Hamilton 1999, 6). Because of the daughters’ fragmented understanding of their ethnic culture and the mother’s rigid cultural viewpoint, we can conclude that they "never really understood one another" (Tan 1989, 37). Cultural conflict is another theme that is recurrent in many of Amy Tan’s works. The cultural conflict that is displayed in Tan’s stories further intensifies the mother/daughter tension that is normally caused by the natural generational conflicts....   [tags: American Chinese writer]
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The Life of Amy Winehouse - The Life of Amy Winehouse Even though Amy was a drug addict and alcohol abuser, She still managed to release platinum-selling albums. Originating from the little known town of Southgate in north London, her inspiring music helped rise the popularity for female musicians in the industry. Amy was born in Enfield, London, in England September 14, 1983. She was raised into a culturally jewish family, but they didn’t consider themselves religious. Amy’s mother was Janis Winehouse, she was a pharmacist....   [tags: Singer, Drug Addict, Alcohol Abuser, London]
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Amy Bishop: The Deadly Professor - ... The police quickly ruled Seth’s death was accidental. Rumors seemed to be spreading after Seth’s death that suggested the state and local officials may have intervened to make things easier for Amy Bishop and her family, some speculate that the reason was because Amy’s mother had political connections (Hawkins, 2010). Bishop’s family spent another ten years in Braintree. Bishop took some time off from her studies, she returned in 1988 where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Bishop and her husband were married the following year and held their wedding in the same location where Seth’s funeral was held....   [tags: gun shots, pipe bomb, incidents] 1661 words
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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan - Amy Tan is a Chinese American writer, whose short stories portray the theme that finding the balance between heritage and culture is not always easy. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experience and through a couple of the many short stories she has written, for example, “Two Kinds”, “Rice Husband”, and “A Pair of Tickets”. In the following short stories, the daughter becomes everything the mother wished for, but meanwhile, the daughter becomes more American like and loses her Chinese values....   [tags: biography, two kinds, rice husband]
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Amy Vangsgard and Entrepreneuer and Technology - ... But as far as Amy is concerned thee has been a lot of dedication and hard work involved. It is pretty much evident from all the hard work and all it really needs is a good decent visit to the site and things can be visible in black and white. People may overlook a lot of facts but the fact of the matter remains that hard work does pay off. Yes it was the technology and the mass media and its presence in the time has worked to her advantage but why is it that she is one of the very few entrepreneurs to have cashed in on all of the development....   [tags: Business, Market]
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The Book Clean by Amy Reed - ... Olivia thought that she doesn’t need to be in rehab and should be at school getting ready for college. Over all Olivia is just paranoid. She is paranoid about herself, her friends, her situation, her family, and her OCD doesn’t help any of that. The main event that shows that she was paranoid all throughout the book is when at the end when she has a seizure due to so much anxiety and tension that built up over time. No one ever really understood Olivia. The way that she would go hours touching up her room, moving everything one inch to the left then a little bit more to the right bothered everyone....   [tags: rehabilitation for drug addicts] 644 words
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The Novel Emma by Amy Heckerling - Clueless (1995) directed by Amy Heckerling recontextualises Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma into the context of modern day society, exploring the character transformations of their respective protagonists, Cher and Emma. Both texts are satirical, though insightful reflections of the societal constructs of their time periods, Regency England and postmodern America, through the examination of their major themes, gender and class. The contrasts in the changed contextual attitudes and values with respect to class structure and women’s freedoms in Clueless highlight the significant disparity between the current society and that of 19th century England, while the similar attitudes regarding a social...   [tags: class system, gender] 1378 words
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Sailing Home from Rapallo by Robert Lowell - Sailing Home from Rapallo by Robert Lowell There are many distinctive qualities in the poem "Sailing Home from Rapallo" by Robert Lowell. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the poem is the fact that the reader experiences Robert Lowell's personal journey. Lowell focuses on a specific event rather than emotions, and he constantly changes his tone of voice, interrupting the poem. Lowell also brings other exterior characters and emotions into the poem. Lowell uses many poetic devices to bring his poem to life; Lowell uses onomatopoeia and extreme juxtapositions to enhance his poem....   [tags: Papers] 1092 words
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan - Identity and Culture Amy Tan’s ,“Mother Tongue” and Maxine Kingston’s essay, “No Name Woman” represent a balance in cultures when obtaining an identity in American culture.  As first generation Chinese-Americans both Tan and Kingston faced many obstacles. Obstacles in language and appearance while balancing two cultures. Overcoming these obstacles that were faced and preserving heritage both women gained an identity as a successful American. In the work of Amy Tan’s “Mother’s Tongue” she provides a look into how she adapted her language to assimilate into American culture....   [tags: identity, culture, women]
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Biography of Amy Winehouse - ... Since 2008, she has kept her “Guinness Book of World Records” for Most Grammy Awards won by a British Female Act. Of course, around the beginning of “Back to Black” album development, she went through a stage of horrendous substance abuse that left her binge drinking, heavily using drugs and losing a noticeable amount of weight. (Fowler) During this time, Winehouse began developing a reputation as a reckless party girl, often showing up to her club or TV performances too drunk to sing a whole set....   [tags: music making, album, jazz] 1654 words
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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan - Despite growing up amidst a language deemed as “broken” and “fractured”, Amy Tan’s love for language allowed her to embrace the variations of English that surrounded her. In her short essay “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the internal conflict she had with the English learned from her mother to that of the English in her education. Sharing her experiences as an adolescent posing to be her mother for respect, Tan develops a frustration at the difficulty of not being taken seriously due to one’s inability to speak the way society expects....   [tags: Mother Tongue Essays] 829 words
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Amy Tan makes her readers think about the meaning behind her story “Two Kinds”. She tells the story from her own point of view to state her experiences and how she is feeling all throughout the story. She does not state what is right or wrong based strict on her opinion. She does not give instruction about solving a family crisis, instead, she writes her story as a sort of diary expressing how she felt about her childhood events. Readers are offered an accounting of those events, as well as insight about how the author felt frustrated because she failed to meet her mother’s high expectations of her....   [tags: narrative novel, author's frustration, piano]
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Amy Tan's The Joyluck Club - ... When Ted tells her that he wants to have a divorce, she sulks for a few days, but then realizes her problem. Calling him over, she gives him the divorce papers, his name still there, but lacking hers. His shock was appropriate, since the viewers too felt the same surprise. The story takes a powerful turn, as Rose "felt nothing, no fear, no anger" (219). She no longer feared disappointing him and being different from him. She developed from the little girl who would listen to others, into an adult who made her own decisions....   [tags: story analysis]
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Queer Compulsions, by Amy Sueyoshi - ... But, toward the end of the book, the author parts from mere description of personal life of Noguchi to general situations of Japanese in America; such depart is ostensible in the epilogue of the book. As also described in Stranger Intimacy, the lives of Asian immigrants were threatened by heteronormativity and racism; however, in the case of Japanese immigrants and especially of Noguchi, the influence of “orientalism” to Bohemian culture got added, making the Japanese immigrant culture unique from that of South Asian immigrants....   [tags: struggles of japanese immigrants] 810 words
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Amy Tan - Amy Tan was born February 19, 1952 in Oakland California. Her family lived in several communities in Northern California, both parents are Chinese immigrants. Her father named John Tan was an electrical engineer, he also had a second job as a Baptist minister. He came to America to escape the turmoil of the Chinese Civil War. Amy’s mother is named Daisy who inspires her book The Kitchen God’s Wife. Her mother divorces her first husband who abused her, but had custody of her three daughters. She escapes on the last boat to leave Shanghai before the communist took over....   [tags: Biography] 2361 words
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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior by Amy Chua and Two Kinds by Amy Tan - ... They both feel that it is their responsibility to teach their children, and that if a child performs badly that it would be their mistake and failure as a mother. Chua states this concern when she says (insert quote here). Similarly, Mrs. Woo explains her concerns: (insert quote here). This appears to be the only reason why they keep pressuring their daughters to be successful at whatever endeavors they attempt. For instance, both of Chinese mothers never give up on helping their daughters find their natural talent....   [tags: Tiger moms] 1003 words
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Author Amy Tan - One’s ability to craft their own identity often starts out with determining their inner set of ideologies and values. New York Times bestselling author, Amy Tan, is one of many great examples who was able to mirror her own values into her bestselling novel, The Kitchen God’s Wife. Known for incorporating mother-daughter relationships into her stories, Tan uses her novel to allow readers an inside look into her personal set of beliefs and values. The story follows a Chinese immigrant living in America, Winnie, who tries to reconnect with her “Americanized” daughter by reciting her story of the struggles she faced while living in Shanghai....   [tags: New York Times Bestseller, The Kitchen God's Wife]
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, a famous novel about the relationship between two generations, mother and daughter. Tan is an American-Chinese woman, whose parents are both Chinese immigrants. In order to meet the high expectation of her mother, Tan had to go through many hardships. Around five years old, she already knew the taste of pressure when her mother was displeased at her just because her picture was not hanged in the Principal’s Office. Growing up in America, Tan also realizes the differences between two cultures....   [tags: two generations, chinese women]
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - ... However, like their mothers, they are struggling to find true love or themselves in their marriages. Instead, they must break up their marriages to find themselves. The only one love that remains constant in the novel is that between the mothers and daughters. No matter how strained it is by cultural and generational differences, it is indestructible, a bond that nothing can be broken. Love, like heritage, goes through generations of females, much like the sacrifices that go through the generations as well....   [tags: asian americnas, identity] 603 words
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - ... Ted is the one that wants to get a divorce. Rose does not have much to say about the it, she is going with the flow, but because An-mei learns that being voiceless is consequential, she wants Rose to take any opportunities she can get and fight for the marriage. An-mei wants to be there for her daughter and give her advice during this time but Rose does not care. She pushes her mother away when she tries to help. An-mei’s beliefs in force and will changes when she loses Bing, her youngest son....   [tags: literary analysis, novel analysis]
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - ... Receiving a message from an officer, she brings some belongings and her twins and begin walking to Chungking to meet her husband since Japan going to invaded Kweilin soon. While walking to Chungking, her hand become very sore to the point her hands begins to bleed because of the long journey and the heavy bags she carries. Exhausted, she leaves behind all of her belongings and her twin daughters except three silk dresses. She had to decide either to bring her daughters with her to suffer in the surroundings of war or leave her daughters along the side of the road with pictures, money, and a home address so that the daughters will be found and safe....   [tags: story and character analysis] 830 words
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My Mother's Tongue by Amy Tan - ... Using examples from her personal life Tan gets her point across about language and culture characteristics in order to show how Chinese culture is affected by the master narrative and also encourages others to include a variety of cultures in order to overcome bias opinions. Tan’s apparent audience can be ranged from the child of an immigrant to a doctor and offers an authentic and rich portrayal of Chinese history through her conflicting experience of her Chinese and American cultures. In the essay “Straw into Gold: The Metamorphosis of the Everyday” (1984), Sandra Cisneros, nationally known Mexican-American author, uses an informal tone and fragment sentences such as “ I’d never seen a...   [tags: essay analysis] 604 words
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Love in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Parenting is one of the greatest honors, commitments, and trials a person will go through. It will test resolve, health, and even sanity but it can also provide the greatest sense of love and accomplishment in a person’s life. Whether a parent’s style is strict, laissez-faire, or somewhere in between, the choices made by parents for their children will leave their marks on the character and development of their children long into their lives. Amy Chua knew this. She also knew how dangerous it would be to her children’s future to raise them in a style that would leave them open to falling short of the opportunities they would start with due to her own, and her parents’, successes and she reso...   [tags: Amy Chua]
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Exploring Kathleen White's Book, Amy Carmichael - This book Amy Carmichael was so interesting for me to read. I chose to read this book because I found out some very intriguing information about Amy and what drove her to be the loving, and kindhearted woman that the people of India saw. I was also curious to read one of Kathleen White’s books because I had heard that her book were very detailed and fun to read. Amy was so self-less and as I said before loving, Amy was able to take care of her siblings without bickering. Amy was also able to get along with her parents fairly well because of her tranquil and easygoing personality....   [tags: biography, missionary, biographical essay] 988 words
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Amy Carmichael: Someone Who Gave Their All for the Lord - ... So she prayed for two blue eyes, Said 'Good night', Went to sleep in deep contents And delight. Woke up early, climbed a chair By a mirror. Where, O where Could the blue eyes be. Not there; Jesus hadn't answered. Hadn't answered her at all; Never more Could she pray; her eyes were brown As before. Did a little soft wind blow. Came a whisper soft and low, 'Jesus answered. He said, No; Isn't No an answer?'”1 As Amy Carmichael grew up, she began ministering to the mill girls in her town and over the course of her life went to be a missionary overseas....   [tags: Christian life and beliefs]
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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Sacha Z - ... Even when Amy’s teachers in school tried to steer her in other areas she was excelling in, she took on the challenge to disprove the assumptions they made and became an English major, an area she struggled in. She worked hard and honed her skills to be the writer she is today, writing stories about all the Englishes she grew up using. Amy wants to convey in her stories and writing about language that there is meaning and purpose in people’s words even when another person in society might not understand them....   [tags: english, language, obstacles]
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Is there a Binding Agreement Between Dr Hu and Amy Pond? - A) Is there a binding agreement between Dr Hu and Riversong Mediquip. Offer For there to be a binding agreement between Dr Hu and Riversong Mediquip, two factors must be present, these factors are and offer and acceptance. An offer can be defined as a willingness to enter into a bargain and in doing so does justify another person an understanding that his/her assent is invited and will conclude the bargain. Heydon JA suggested that an offer must ‘take form of a proposal for consideration which gives an offeree an opportunity to choose between acceptance and rejection’ .The offer in this scenario was made by Riversong Mediquip to sell Dr Hu medical equipment as was depicted in a previous cor...   [tags: medical equipment, acceptance]
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Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy - Analysis of the Film Chasing Amy Chasing Amy is a movie that uncovers the hardships we find within the confusion of love and sex in our lives. Sometimes the line between love and sex seems almost invisible, but the differences and complications of understanding that are quite clear in this movie. The issues presented in Chasing Amy are directly related to the discussions of “Politics of Sexuality” as well as everyday life in our culture. Our culture, in contrast to Ancient Greece, uses sexuality to characterize people by their sexual behaviors....   [tags: movies] 2020 words
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Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Two Kinds is a story about mother-daughter relationship – Suyuan and Jing-mei. Suyuan believed that America is where her dreams will be fulfilled. She thought that her daughter, Jing-mei, would be the one to realize them. Jing-mei, on the other hand, was a confused child at first. She was led to believe that she can be someone. At first, she followed her mother, but when she felt that her mother was already forcing her and stealing her youth, she told herself that it was the end. The story is a clash between two individuals from two different generations and beliefs (Suyuan who basically grew up in China; and Jing-mei who was born and raised in United States)....   [tags: mother, daughter, family, relationships]
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