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Regaining Control in Anna Karenina - Regaining Control in Anna Karenina Anna Karenina features significant clusters of scenes, all of which describe notable moments in the development of the novel's major figures. One of the most important clusters is when Anna travels to see Vronsky. On her way her perceptions change; she throws her "searchlight" upon herself. Arriving at the next station she sees the rails and knows what must be done. Anna has had control over her own life taken away from her, due to the societal limitations on her choices as a woman....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
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Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina - Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina Throughout life there are situations which arise that seem to have been hinted earlier. You might not have noticed the hint when it first appeared, but suddenly at one point it finally dawns on you. The same goes for the literary aspect of foreshadowing. The novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has many instances where the situations are similar to the one described above. The following paragraphs will present the foreshadowing that is included in this novel....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 478 words
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Judgment in Anna Karenina - The question of judgment and sympathies in Anna Karenina is one that seems to become more complicated each time I read the novel. The basic problem with locating the voice of judgment is that throughout the novel, there are places where we feel less than comfortable with the seemingly straightforward, at times even didactic presentation of Anna and Vronsky's fall into sin alongside Levin's constant moral struggle. As Anna's story unfolds in its episodic manner within the context of the rest of the novel, Tolstoy seems to be trying to make the fact of her guilt more and more clear to us; at the same time though, we have more and more difficulty in tracing out the specific locus of th...   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel about love and marriage among the Russian aristocracy in the 1870s. Anna is young, beautiful woman married to a powerful government minister, Karenin. She falls in love with the elegant Count Vronsky and after becoming pregnant by him, leaves her husband Karenin and her son Seryozha to live with her lover. Despite the intervention of friends such as her brother Oblonsky, an adulterer himself, she is unable to obtain a divorce, and lives isolated from the society that once glorified her....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Russian Literature] 1560 words
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Less Could be More in Anna Karenina - Less Could be More in Anna Karenina Anna Karenina was well-written, with a good plot, and valuable themes. But it fell short in each of these categories, because Tolstoy simply tried to do too much. The language was beautiful but, at times, far too descriptive. The plot was also well written, but tedious and hard to follow in many parts of the book. And the Themes were great and important, but they were many, and at times, not appropriate for this book. The book was great, but it could have said much more, and been better, if Tolstoy had said a little less....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 827 words
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Themes of Life and Death in Anna Karenina - Themes of Life and Death in Anna Karenina The novel, Anna Karenina, parallels its heroine's, Anna Karenina, moral and social conflicts with Constantin Levin's internal struggle to find the meaning of life. There are many other underlying themes which links the novel as a whole, yet many critics at the time only looked upon its critical view of Russian life. Henry James called Tolstoy's novels as "loose and baggy monsters' of stylessness, but Tolstoy stated of Anna Karenina ".....I am very proud of its architecture--its vaults are joined so that one cannot even notice where the keystone is." That is absolutely correct, because within Anna Karenina, there exists many themes that are all lin...   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
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Use Of Indirect Characterization in Anna Karenina - Use Of Indirect Characterization in Anna Karenina          Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, is famous for his novels, among them, Anna Karenina . It is said that Tolstoy reaches "unsurpassed perfection in the realistic art of the novel" with Anna Karenina . In the novel Anna Karenina , Tolstoy leads the reader through Anna Arkadyevna Karenin's life and all the people who surround her. The reader follows Anna as she sorts out a fight between her brother Stepan and his wife Dolly. Next the reader finds themselves trailing Anna as she dances away from a Moscow ball with Count Vronsky's heart....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 897 words
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The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina       By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character.  With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters,  Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel.  Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is.  Tolstoy gives us a lifelike representation in Anna Karenina by creating  characters, both major and minor, that contribute to the sense of realism....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
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Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina - Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina   "Reason has been given to man to enable him to escape from his troubles."1 These words, spoken by an unknown woman on a train minutes before Anna took her own life, proved cold comfort for Vronsky's mistress. Unable to reason her way out of her despair, she flung her body under a train in an act of vengeance and escape. She failed in her personal quest, one for fulfillment that she shares with the other main protagonist in the novel, Levin, who makes corresponding attempts to reason through his own dilemmas....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 1657 words
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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships and adultery as a central theme....   [tags: Anna Karenina Tolstoy] 1653 words
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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Tolstoy's Anna Karenina The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair that becomes the centerpiece of the novel is itself a consequence of a long chain of unrelated events: culminating Anna's sharing a berth with Vronsky's mother on her way to reconcile D...   [tags: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina] 3028 words
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Anna Karenina - The Complex Character of Constantine Dmitrich Levin - Anna Karenina - The Complex Character of Constantine Dmitrich Levin In the novel Anna Karenina, written by Leo Tolstoy, both major and minor characters played important roles through out the story. One protagonist, Constantine Dmitrich Levin, caught my interest as being a compassionate, moral character. Constantine Dmitrich Levin is a complex character whose direct and indirect characterization emphasizes a search for balance. Constantine Dmitrich Levin, often called Levin or Constantine, later Kostya by Kitty, is a farmer in eighteenth century Russia....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 857 words
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Trading Salvation for Personal Gratification in Anna Karenina - Trading Salvation for Personal Gratification in Anna Karenina The epigraph of Anna Karenina: "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord," implies that judgment is a theological entitlement  (Romans, 12:19).  Tolstoy uses both social and moral issues to illustrate his characters' attitudes towards religion.  For Oblonsky, Vronsky, and Karenin, religious values are secondary.  Their lives are devoted to establishing a social position and monetary gain.  Levin finds salvation and happiness because they learn to live for something beyond themselves and devote their lives to spreading the goodness of the Lord.  Like Levin, Anna responds to her emotional instincts, but she is hindered by...   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
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Views on Marriage and Divorce in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Marriage and family are prevailing themes in the major works of Tolstoy. In War & Peace the marriage of Pierre to Hélène is later contrasted with that of Pierre's later marriage with Natasha (among others) and in Anna Karenina, the novel is in some ways two separate stories of two separate marriages. On one hand is the union between Levin and Kitty and on the other is Anna Arkádyevna and Alexéy Karenin. One is a marriage coming together, while the other is one breaking apart. Based on the characterization of the players involved, coupled with parallels to Tolstoy's own life it is possible to discern his philosophy towards marriage and therefore why each character's fate was chosen at the out...   [tags: Anna Karenina Essays]
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina, was born in 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana. He was born into a wealthy Russian family. Tolstoy’s mother passed away when he was two years old and his father was murdered when he was nine. Due to being orphaned at such a young age, Tolstoy was very familiar with the concept of death and he makes this evident throughout all of his great works. Specifically in Anna Karenina, he symbolizes the power of death and mortality through Anna. Tolstoy was unsatisfied with his education and lacked interest in academics....   [tags: writer, russia, death] 614 words
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - “Sometimes [one should be] terrified of [the] heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants (Edgar Allen Poe). Endeavors of the heart may be the most dangerous of all, resulting in dismay. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy follows the lives of several families who live in 18th century Russia, each coming from different social groups and classes. The story begins with Anna’s brother Stiva Oblonsky, who is caught having an affair. As a result of this discovery, Anna must leave her family in St....   [tags: literary analysis, allen poe]
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Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy - Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina shows the fall of a high societal woman as she gives up everything for love. She resists society’s expectation of women to submissively dismiss their passions and live for raising a family. Anna and her lover Vronsky attempt to create their own life, separate and independent from society, believing that their love alone will sustain each other. However, they tragically discover that isolation is not a life that they can endure. Vronsky’s love does not mature; he does not know how to develop it beyond passion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Summary]
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Anna Karenina - In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy presents marriage in a realistic sense, marriage is not an easy institution; couples must work through the rough patches in order for it to be strong; he also presents passion as a force that can have a positive influence, but simultaneously presents passion as a factor that can have a corrupting power on a person’s life. These two couples, Levin and Kitty and Vronsky and Anna, are compared throughout the course of the novel. Levin and Kitty differ from Anna and Vronsky because they do not communicate in the same ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Leo Tolstoy] 2003 words
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Anna Karenina - Photographs, despite their reputation as a form of proof, can be at most, an interpretation of reality because after all, cameras have a limited dynamic range (the range from light to dark) and a limited depth of field. Still, the human eye is even more subjective than a roll of film because past experiences, gossip and most importantly, emotion can alter one’s perception of a person. Perception can also be influenced by how someone wants to appear and in fact, everyone consciously acts to present a certain image....   [tags: Marriage, Characters] 918 words
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Coming Full Circle in Anna Karenina - What happens when you cut yourself off from society, or are cut off by it. This is the main question that Leo Tolstoy explores in Anna Karenina. Isolated from society, Anna is destroyed by a conflict of wills. The desire of the individual is forced to give way to society’s restrictions and requirements, represented in the image of the railroad. Those who do not conform to society will ultimately face death, a fate, that both Anna and Vronsky will not be able to outrun as a consequence of their illegitimate relationship....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Ending of Anna Karenina - The Ending of Anna Karenina As we saw at the end of the novel Anna Karenina, Anna ends her tragic life by throwing herself onto the tracks underneath an oncoming train, while begging God for forgiveness during that time. The way Anna's life ended symbolized the rise and fall of her life put together into one incident that took place on the subway. Anna, who at one point was a very prominent woman in the Russian Society, now lived a sad and dreadful life of misery. By reading at the end, it became very obvious that Anna had by far reached her lowest point in life....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Gustave Flaubert wrote in Madame Bovary that “someone’s death always causes a kind of stupefaction; so difficult it is to grasp this advent of nothingness and to resign ourselves to the fact that it has actually taken place” (258). Greater still is the stupefaction when the death is suicide, when the advent of nothing has been self-initiated. For the reader of both Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the literary suicides of the novels’ heroines produce an effect similar to stupor, a pause that is required to accept the reality of death, even within the constructed world of fiction....   [tags: Madame bovary Karenina Tolstoy Stupor]
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Leo Tolstoy’s Timeless Novel, Anna Karenina - The end of November, 2012 was marked in the USA by the release of the new version of “Anna Karenina.” Director of the film, Joe Wright, adopts Leo Tolstoy’s novel with the identical name. Although, a novel “Anna Karenina” “has traveled to the big screen dozens of times, from a handful of silent films dating to the birth of cinema to a 1997 English language version starring French actress Sophie Marceau” (Siegel, 2012p. 2), nonetheless this tragic love story still remains relevant to the present day....   [tags: Wisdom about Marriage]
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Dysfunctional Families in Revolutionary Road and Anna Karenina - Dysfunction within an individual can be the result of various occurrences, whether it is a traumatic experience that has stemmed into a life of self-doubt and vulnerability, or it is a series of unfortunate events that has led the individual to believe that life is simply an ongoing controversy. However, dysfunction within a family is much more than self-afflicted stress, it is rooted within the familial bonds that gradually break as a result of conflict, co-dependent adults, perhaps substance abuse, and oftentimes a struggle of conformity brought on by an external source....   [tags: Revolutionary Road Essays]
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Feminist Analysis of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina is a novel by the prominent Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It was published in serial installments between 1873 and 1877. Tolstoy himself claimed that Anna Karenina was his first novel. Despite criticism that the novel was indeed two separate novels, there was much acclaim. Fellow Russian author Dostoevsky hailed it as “a flawless work of art” (En8848.com.cn). Despite the criticism that Anna Karenina is actually two novels, Tolstoy insisted that it is one novel. Although certain characters hardly ever interact, they are still aware of each other and one’s actions have even the smallest influence on the other....   [tags: Oblonsky family]
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Comparing Heroines in Anna Karenina and War and Peace - Women of the nineteenth century represented the image of the real woman. Their beauty, charm, and rich spiritual world were the inspiration of the poetical muse in all times. Many great writers and poets reflected the images of women in their works. The image of Anna Karenina, the main character of the novel, according to Tolstoy represents both a woman, who lost herself. She stepped away from her sacred duties of being a mother and a wife, but she does not have another choice. Tolstoy tries to justify the behavior of his heroine, but at the same time her tragical destiny appears to be unavoidable....   [tags: Literary Heroes, Analytical Essay] 2447 words
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Double Standards in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Within most forms of literature there seems to be a representation of a double standard. Even in our societies double standards not only exist but are prevalent. In literature though double standards are sometimes not always noticeable to the reader, however in the texts that we have read double standards are not only noticeable, but are written in a way as if the author wants the reader to pick up on this. It’s fairly comprehensive how when it comes to adultery that the female characters suffer far more from their consequences than the males....   [tags: bad girls, marriage, cheating, corruption]
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Anna Karenina by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy - One of literature’s most beloved works is Anna Karenina, written by the famous Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in 1877. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author who wrote many epic-length novels as well as short stories in the genre of realistic fiction. As a writer, Tolstoy tends to focus on the major and minor details of everyday Russian events, and in the space of a single page can enlighten the reader of a character’s entire past and lifestyle. He is a master of close-ups: short segments in a novel that describe something in great detail....   [tags: literary, story and character analysis] 671 words
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Women’s Right to Choose: Marriage in Anna Karenina - “Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.” said American journalist Evelyn Cunningham. For centuries, women were considered inferior to their male counterparts and caged into the small bubble of the domestic sphere, left out of any advancements in politics or science. In protest, women would attempt to voice their opinions is various ways, such as going through their husbands, writing essays under a male alias, or just plainly defying society’s regulations....   [tags: Leo Tolstoy, Novel Analysis, Gender Roles]
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Infidelity In Anna Karenina - "Vengeance is mine, I will repay" is the opening statement in the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Although the reader does not know whom “I” refers to in the statement, he can be certain that someone will pay for whatever act has been committed. Thus far in the novel, many motifs have emerged that could lead the speaker to want vengeance. The most important of these is the motif of infidelity. From the very first page of the novel, the motif of infidelity has been present. Infidelity has caused families to be broken apart and lives to be ruined....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Anna Karenina Booknotes - Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy ranks as one of the world's great writers. He was also an important moral thinker and reformer. Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, the fourth of five children. After being educated at Kazan in 1844, he joined the army in 1852. He fought proudly in the Crimean War, and after he left the army, he traveled abroad. He inspected German schools to insure their quality before going to his brother's side outside of Marseille, France. Nicolai died at a spa with his brother at his side....   [tags: essays research papers] 2972 words
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Love in Lady with the Pet Dog, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice - Topic: Human nature and relationships between people –focusing on the idea of love in literary works: “Lady with the Pet Dog”, Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice. Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature. One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Personal Experience: Cantonese and English Language - A Mother’s Daughter I smelled different. I wasn’t allowed to shave my legs, I attended Chinese School for ten years, and my favorite meal consisted of a warm barbecue flavored pork atop a bowl of white rice. Still, I loved the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Still, I would swim in the public pool and eat blue popsicles in the summer. At home, my mother would speak Cantonese to me and I would respond in English. As an American-born girl of twelve in a predominately white town, we had a system. In public, I was the mother—checking out our library books, reading the labels on the packages of ground pork and beef in the supermarket....   [tags: Anna Karenina, mother] 529 words
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A Comparison of Escape in Madam Bovary and Anna Karenina - Escape in Madam Bovary and Anna Karenina   Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with their lives pursued their dreams of ecstasy and love through reading. At the beginning of both novels Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary made active decisions about their future although these decisions were not always rational. As their lives started to disintegrate Emma and Anna sought to live out their dreams and fantasies through reading....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina - Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina Perhaps one of the most striking scenes in Anna Karenina is that of Kitty and Levin’s silent declarations of love to each other, etched out cryptically in chalk on a card table, with each understanding innately the exact words the other was saying (362). With the relationship between Kitty and Levin serving as Tolstoy’s model for a strong and successful love, it appears odd that such a relationship should be founded on silence, and in such sharp contrast to the chatter of Society surrounding the couple at the party....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1828 words
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Tolstoy's Influence on Notorious Leaders of the World - ... In an 1863 letter to his cousin, Alexandra, Tolstoy wrote that, “I have never felt my mental and even moral powers so free and ready for work” (Heims, p. 75). Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Anna Karenina are both fiction novels that strongly reflect his anarchist views and beliefs. When reading any of Tolstoy’s works the reader can tell that Tolstoy is an anarchist, and those anarchist beliefs expressed in his books have inspired many great leaders and revolutionaries, like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Gandhi, Marin Luther King Jr.]
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Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond - “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [goods] and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” [p. 14]. This question: Yali’s question, is the centerpiece of Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond’s claim is that the evolution of technology and overall differences of the advancement of society are due to the factors of geographical location, plants, and animals . “Technology may have developed most rapidly in regions with moderate connectedness [Europe], neither too high [China], nor too low [India]” [p....   [tags: New Guinea, Cargo]
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Fashion by Anna Mowatt - In the 19th century play, FASHION, Anna Mowatt develops the character plot as a contrast and comparison between being “natural” and “artificial in a world becoming preoccupied with fashion, and being fashionable. In the head notes, it was stated that Daniel Havens said FASHION is “the ugly image of the American Dream gone sour.” (Watt and Richardson) Fashion has a complex definition. The word ‘fashion’ can mean anything from the type of clothes you wear, how you communicate with others, the place you live, how you present yourself, or who you associate yourself with....   [tags: Play Analysis, Comparisons]
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Anna Harrison - The wife of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, Anna Harrison never assumed her duties as first lady, however, she did achieve many firsts among those who held this position. Not only was she the first in her position to receive a formal education, she was, at age 65, the oldest woman to become first lady. Because she was the first to become a widow while her husband was in office, Anna Harrison was the first former first lady to receive a pension. She was also the first to become the grandmother of a future President, Benjamin Harrison....   [tags: Biography] 751 words
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Anna and the King - On the day on of September 6, 1831, the baby Anna Leonowens was born. When she was born she already had lost her father. When Anna was about 3 months her mom had married again. She only married cause she was so poor that they couldn't pay enough to pay food and so they didn't die. Her mother was so poor she and her sister had to sleep under her moms bed in straw mats in a corner. At the age of 15 Anna was forced to marry a soldier or else they would be forced out. She didn't like this soldier and she had been secretly in love with a man named Thomas Owens....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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History of Modern Psychology: Anna Freud - Male visionaries dominated in the philosophical contributions to the psychology as a formal discipline; however, many prominent women pioneered major roles in psychology history between 1850 and 1950 (Goodwin, 2005). Freud Sigmund was not only among the Freudian to build credibility in psychology field, this is because Anna Freud-her youngest daughter took career in psychology and made important contributions in the history of psychology. The paper will discuss the background of Anna, her theoretical perspective, and the contributions she made to the field of psychology....   [tags: psychoanalitic congress, freudian views]
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Anna Nicole Smith - Vickie Lynn Hogan grew up in a small, Texas town. She was a product of a difficult childhood due to poverty, her father leaving, and her mother having little to do with her. Feeling the pressures of poverty and the lack of love shown by her mother, Vickie eventually dropped out of school and married Billy Smith at the age of 17. A year after the nuptials she gave birth to a baby boy for which she claims she devoted her life to. The marriage to Billy was short lived and within a year after the birth of their son, she divorced him....   [tags: Biography] 1139 words
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Anna Barbauld - The Romantic period, like many periods that antecede it, produced a plethora of timely writers whose works display controversial viewpoints on the issues that England faced during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. While women writers were beginning to gain popularity and a place in literature, many female writers during this time remained unnoticed. As prolific as the Romantic period was in literature, England faced several harsh ordeals such as the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and the financial hardships that occurred as a result of militant turmoil....   [tags: romantic period, writer, literature]
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Anna's Decision to Keep Her Baby - So she tried all her best to let them be together and edify them how they would be successful at the end and have the entire world at their feet, she normally asked them to stay with her and tell them fairly tales as they sat round an enticing fire, ladies with their feet crossed, and the young boys their knees, quite bent. Herbat would whistle, but hardly would he have gotten a tune about it when he got a firm tap on his head. It was wrong to whistle at night. You could be calling night runners....   [tags: personal narrative] 643 words
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Canadian Modern Dance: Anna Wyman Dance Theatre - Introduction It is surprising for an individual to meet a famous person in the neighborhood or in a vacation resort, but how much more surprising it is for a person to get a job with a notable individual. I was shocked when as a new immigrant I got a job at The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts and I was privileged to work with a Canadian choreographer, dancer and the Artistic Director, Anna Wyman. Through my work with her, I was able to explore the history of Canadian modern dance and to learn about my employer’s significant offerings to it....   [tags: immigrant culture, california]
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Anna Quindlen - Rhetorical Analysis Anna Quindlen describes in the essay “Abortion is too Complex to Feel one Way About” the different situation that we as a human race are put in everyday. She talks about the topic of abortion in a way that one feels they have had to make the decision of whether or not a person is pro-choice or pro-life. She uses references that are of different personal experiences in the essay that are vital to the audience. Quindlen is writing to state her point that one should never put their self in this situation because one should take the proper responsibility....   [tags: essays research papers] 1202 words
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Anna Quinden: Living Through Writing - Cold sweat trickles down Kate's back as she stands over the hospital bed, watching the mother she cares for slowly pass away. The droning beep of the monitoring heart machine pierces through the air. Kate kisses her mother one last time, wiping warm tears from her watery eyes, and sluggishly begins to leave. Step by step out of the door the pain intensifies in her heart, but Kate must keep staying strong and move on. A new chapter of her life begins here. Much like Kate, Anna Quindlen undergoes with the catastrophic death of her mother dying of cancer, leaving her arriving at college with an entire new perspective....   [tags: Quinden Writers Authors] 1233 words
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