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Religion and Morality in Major Barbara - “It is not my business to flatter the Salvation Army”. “It (the Salvation Army) is even more dependent than the church (church of England) on rich people who would cut off supplies at once if it began to preach dispensable revolt against poverty which also must be a revolt against riches”. Shaw makes the above comments in the preface to Major Barbara. He presents this view of religious organizations role playing as tools of social engineering for the rich among other controversial views on morality and religion, particularly directed on Christian beliefs of the Salvation Army, one of the foremost organizations of Christianity of his time....   [tags: Major Barbara Essays]
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Transformations in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - When thinking of birds, visualizing them building their nests in cacti certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In the book, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, metaphorically everyone is constantly building their nests in cacti, and evolving from their experiences. From living in attics to taking trips across the country with no destination, characters in this book don't live what society considers the “conventional American lifestyle.” Growing and thriving in unexpected and unusual places and ways is nothing but average throughout the book....   [tags: The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver] 1418 words
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Taylor's Life Choices in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, protagonist Taylor Greer is not your average teenage girl from Pittman, Kentucky. Taylor refuses to remain in her hometown forever, which only leads to teenage pregnancy and motherhood until death. On a mission to escape Pittman’s stereotypical teenage girl image, she buys a ‘55 Volkswagen and embarks on a journey west. Just when she thinks she is home free, Taylor is left with an abandoned three-year-old American Indian girl. Ironically, Taylor ends up as an unplanned single mother....   [tags: Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, ] 777 words
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Research and Economic Findings in Nickel and Dimed - For her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich, a middle-aged female investigative journalist, assumed the undercover position of a newly divorced housewife returning to work after several years of unemployment. The premise for Ehrenreich to go undercover in this way was due to her belief that a single mother returning to work after years of being on welfare would have a difficult time providing for her family on a low or minimum wage. Her cover story was the closest she could get to that of a welfare mother since she had no children and was not on welfare....   [tags: literary analysis, barbara ehrenreich]
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Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Why should we be the ones to pay for someone to sit around at home. The answer is one simple word, welfare. There are many reasons why people mooch on welfare, rather than going out and working. The only jobs these people are qualified for are minimum wage jobs. As Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, worked at minimum wage paying jobs and reported the hardships that people had to go through on a day-to-day basis. A critic responded by saying, “This is simply the case of an academic who is forced to get a real job…” Ehrenriech’s reasoning for joining the working-class is to report why people who mite be on welfare, continue to stay on welfar...   [tags: Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed] 1376 words
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Barbara Anderson's First Fieldwork - Barbara Anderson's First Fieldwork Précis: “First Fieldwork” 1. Where did Barbara Anderson’s fieldwork take place and what was the goal of her research. Barbara Anderson’s fieldwork took place in the fishing village of Taarnby, Denmark on the island of Amager in the Oresund in the 50’s. The goal of her research was to publish the unseen side of fieldwork. She wanted to share the personal and professional sides of fieldwork with the reader. She went to the island to help her husband study culture change....   [tags: Barbara Anderson Anthropology Essays] 663 words
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Barbara Ehrenreich's The Hearts of Men - Barbara Ehrenreich's The Hearts of Men Barbara Ehrenreich, in The Hearts Of Men, illustrates how gender roles have highly constricted men, not just women, and therefore have inhibited American society from developing its full potential. She deviates from conventional wisdom, which says that gender roles have been largely detrimental to only half the population, which is simultaneously confined to working in the domestic sphere and prevented from participating in the public realm. Her theory says that Americans subscribe to a "sexuo-economic system" which reduces men to "mere earning mechanisms" and forces women to "become parasitic wives" (6, 4)....   [tags: Barbara Ehrenrech Gender Equality Essays] 938 words
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed -      Barbara Ehrenreich is a journalist who wrote the book Nickel and Dimed. She goes undercover to see how it feels to work for $6 to $7 an hour. She leaves her regular life to explore the experiences of a minimum wage worker. Ehrenreich travels to Florida, Maine, and Minnesota, looking for jobs and places to live on a minimum wage salary. At one point in time, she had to work two jobs to makes ends meet. As she worked all these jobs, she discovered many problems in the social world. The things she went through were not the types of situations that she usually experienced....   [tags: Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed Essays] 1625 words
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Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees It has often been suggested that some southwestern literature is based on the experiences of others. With this suggestion, it has been demonstrated that these experiences are incorporated with the intention of portraying the experiences of others as a learning tool; for both the reader and the writer. Some may also imply that literature, therefore, may impose a learning opportunity in itself. In correspondence with this belief, it must be suggested that the classic novel, The Bean Trees, could be considered a learning experience for the audience as well as Barbara Kingsolver in relation to the catalyzing character Marietta "Missy"/Taylor Greer along with...   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver Bean Trees Character Analysis] 1057 words
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The Faithful Wife by Barbara L. Greenberg - The Faithful Wife by Barbara L. Greenberg      “The Faithful Wife”, written by Barbara L. Greenberg, uses first-person narration to depict the style, language, and theme of the poem. By using first-person narration, Barbara Greenberg was able to portray events and ideas very persuasively to the reader. In addition, this first-person narrator creates dramatic irony concerning the title in reference to the body of the poem.      The reader from the start is aware of the point of view that the poem is being told in....   [tags: Faithful Wife Barbara Geenberg Essays] 716 words
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America - Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Barbara Ehrenreich is a political/social journalist and writer. She is a best-selling author with a dozen book credits to her name. Her works include Blood Rites, The Worst Years of Our Lives, and Fear of Falling. She also has written articles for Time, Harpers, The New Republic, The Nation, and The New York Time Magazine. Her Ph.D. in biology endows her with the experience and discipline to approach as a scientific experiment the study resulting in her newest book, Nickel and Dimed....   [tags: Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel and Dimed] 1005 words
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Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus - For this book report, I choose the book written by Barbara Chase-Riboud called Hottentot Venus. This book is about a real female from the KhoeKhoe nation and her tragic life. This Young Khoisan, Ssehura, is an orphan in South Africa around the 1700s. After becoming a slave by a Dutch Afrikaner, her name changed to Saartjie (means Little Sarah in Dutch.) As the story goes on, it explains more of Saartjie’s culture, which includes the grooming to be more desirable for marriage. In Khoisan’s culture, female massage their buttocks with special ointment so they will swell, and their genitalia are also stretched....   [tags: Hottentot Venus Barbara Chase Riboud] 1959 words
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Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara - Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara Submerged in their own ideas about idealism and realism, Barbara and her father Undershaft are at odds with one another in Major Barbara. In this Bernard Shaw play, minor characters are important in exemplifying these conflicting values. The moral perplexities of capitalism and charity are explored through the words and actions of Undershaft’s family, his future sons-in-law, and the common folks at the Shelter. Thriving in the British upper class, Undershaft’s wife and son are well aware of Undershaft’s grip on Europe’s economy and government....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara - Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August - A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August “The Guns of August” was written by Barbara W. Tuchman in 1962. The book details the causes of the first World war and describes the first month of the war. The book clearly illustrates how a local war became an entire European struggle by a call to war against Russia. Soon after the war became a world issue. Summary of the Book Plans The Beginning (Chapters 1-5) The book begins at the funeral procession of King Edward VII of England in 1910....   [tags: Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August] 2805 words
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The Importance of the Cell Phone Age: From Stone Age to Phone Age by Barbara Ehrenreich - In “From Stone Age to Phone Age”, Barbara Ehrenreich describes that cell phones are not well suited to her even though they are fashionable. In her article, she points out cell phones are not used to connect people to each other but to isolate them from a big group of people. I think cell phones are very important to our daily life because they are convenient to manage our lives. Moreover, from the earlier cell phone age to nowadays, cell phones have been developed a lot; today many fancy phones are displayed on the market....   [tags: From Stone Age to Phone Age, Barbara Ehrenreich, c]
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The Politics of Barbara Boxer - Who is Barbara Boxer. Coming from a family of Jewish origins (Sophie and Ira Levy) Barbara attended school at George W. Wingate High School, graduating in 1958. She next attended Brooklyn College where Barbara was a member of a Delta called Phi Epsilon sorority and an active cheerleader for her college basketball team; she achieved her bachelor’s degree in Economics and soon after married her husband Stewart Boxer in 1962. After gaining her bachelor’s degree Barbara worked as a stockbroker for three years, mean while her husband went off to finish law school....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Seving in Florida by Barbara Enhrenreich - There were two major issues that Ehrenreich has with working in the restaurant. The first one is the management and the second issue is the amount of money she makes. The management is views as the enemy to the employees; making new rules for the staff and the endless accusations about the employees behaviors. The salary for restaurant employees makes it hard to secure housing, prescription drugs, and any unexpected expense. “Serving in Florida” written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a reflected recap of her time working in the restaurant industry....   [tags: restaurant and hospitality management] 894 words
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - ... She never truly comes to terms with it and gains exponentially more regrets as she ages. Leah shows an example of someone unable to let go, who instead carries the guilt and lets it eat away at her. Because she was never able to come to terms with any of the past events, her soul will forever be burdened. Forgiveness of one’s self is freeing but first one must accept that the past is irreversible. Another way to deal with one’s past regrets is to find ways to cooperate, such as searching for logical explanations and finding peace in logic instead of letting feelings take over....   [tags: repressing memory, past regret] 915 words
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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel and Dimed In-Class Essay Throughout high school, I was financially stable because of the support that my parents were able to provide. However, once I was enrolled into college, “reality” started to hit. It was May of 2013 when I had applied for my very first job at the age of 18. It took the workplace a while to get back to me, but two months later I started my training. In the ten months that I have been working there, I was paid minimum wage for one month and a dollar over minimum wage for nine months....   [tags: minimum wage, parents] 590 words
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Call Home by Barbara Kingsvolver - Summary and Response to Barbara Kingsolver’s “Called Home” In “Called Home”, the first chapter of the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year in Food Life, Barbara Kingsolver presents her concerns about America's lack of food knowledge, sustainable practices, and food culture. Kingsolver introduces her argument for the benefits of adopting a local food culture by using statistics, witty anecdotal evidence, and logic to appeal to a wide casual reading audience. Her friendly tone and trenchant criticism of America's current food practices combine to deliver a convincing argument that a food culture would improve conditions concerning health and sustainability....   [tags: food culture, ignorance to food production]
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The Life of Barbara Ehrenreich - ... But, when he hears about the lay-off of one of the committed workers at the amusement park, he knows that he has to buckle down in order to keep his job. “Dave was super dedicated. He grew his own beard long instead of wearing a fake even when on vacation went around barefoot to make his feet look more like the feet of an actual ascetic”(14). So, after learning about this, he does his best to help make Janet improve and also informs her of what was going on. She agreed that the circumstances might get them both fired so she too tried to get better at her job and be much more committed to it than she was before and so Saunders writes,” ‘Time to pull head out of ass, I guess,’ she says....   [tags: pastoralea, george saunders] 1182 words
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Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - ... (11) Kingsolver" Mama wasn't convinced and waited for her to fix the tires. It must have put a dent in her fear, because later on as the story develops she found her self working at a tire shop. There at the tire shop she met Mattie, and Mattie took up a role like Mama did in her live. Mattie taught Taylor that all a tire could do was knock the breath out of you. It had to of worked cause Taylor continued her job there.>>>>> Taylor had many unforeseen misfortunes come her away in the novel....   [tags: coming of age] 605 words
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Analysis of Dona Barbara - Dona Barbara is a 1943 Mexican film directed by Fernando de Funters the film is based on Romulo Gallegos 1920 novel of the same name. While the film was produced in Mexico, the story takes place on Los Llanos de Aruca Vally Venezuela (Aruca Vally lowlands). Important natural resources themes enforced on this movie are the use of The Orinoco River as means of transportation and communication and the use of agrarian activities as the way to make a profit. Doña Barbara a female caudillo, is the owner and ruler of El Miedo, a hacienda in Aruca Vally Venezuela as well the low lands surrounding the Orinoco river....   [tags: Mexican Film, Movie] 746 words
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Barbara Millicent Roberts: Barbie - ... Eileen Zurbriggen, a professor of psychology at University of California, comments on the effects that playing with Barbie has on girls’ ideas on careers: "Playing with the Barbie suppresses their ideas about their own possible futures, but their ideas about the boys didn't change” (qtd. in Alter). It is true that Barbie has all of these fancy things, but Barbie is a hard-working girl who has had a collection of different careers. Another reason why people believe that Barbie isn’t good for children to own is that Barbie has a bad image, an overly sexualized and unhealthy image that subconsciously promotes girls to match her....   [tags: controversial toys, female stereotypes]
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Saint Barbara's Life - A beautiful woman, loved by her parents, apple of her father’s eye, and yet kept alone, one would not think this young lady would be connected to the powerful Air Defense Artillery, however, this young woman is the Patron Saint of the Air Defense Artillery. Her name is Barbara and she was executed long before her time, but when she died, a most extraordinary event occurred, to make her the center of the Air Defense Artillery. Upon her death, a lightning bolt came from the sky and killed her father as he was walking home....   [tags: biography, christianity, saint of artillery]
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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystanders by Barbara Coloroso - ... Coloroso (2010) declared that “kids who bully, who are targets, and who are bystanders are all bound up in the cycle of violence and weakened by the experience [bullying]” (p. 45). Considering the negative impact that bullying has on all children, logic dictates that school districts would seek assistance in order to reduce bullying in their schools. Furthermore, Coloroso made a strong case that anyone who idly stands by while a child is being bullied, “aids and abets the bully through acts of omission and commission” (p....   [tags: shame, bystander, resoluton]
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The Poisonwood Bible and the Life of Barbara Kingsolver - Humans have the unique ability to create artwork. Be that in the form of a painting, musical composition, or work of fiction, creativity is the ability to rearrange available materials to create something unique and innovative. Many writers view writing as a way to express their deepest ideas and emotions creatively. American journalist Earnest Hemmingway believed that “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writers often will use their own life experiences to re-experience important parts of their lives and translate it into a story to share with the world....   [tags: literary and biographical analysis]
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Weaving a family, by Barbara Katz Rothman - Barbara Katz Rothman, professor of sociology, once said "Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." This illustrates clearly the symbol of the mothers in this society. This symbol could also shape people’s thinking about mothers. I totally agree with her assessment. For instance, I believe that everyone is using his or her own symbols during social interaction, such as languages, gestures and other sign language....   [tags: Book Review, Sociology, Signs of Affection]
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Analysis of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickle and Dimed - My views about Ehrenreich’s novel that it was filled with educational details of minimum wage job occurrences. The author captures concrete memories of her experiences of several job positions. Working in several jobs of hard manual labor is exhausting for the mind and body. The job experiments involving all these jobs to see what many struggling people endure on a daily basis. I thought the experiments resulted in average, and intolerable work environments. Working one or two jobs was needed to survive and pay for necessities....   [tags: discrimination, culture, ethnicity]
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Nickel And Dimed: Occupations by Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel And Dimed: Occupations Barbara Ehrenreich provides evidence in “Nickel and Dimed” that she’s an outstanding author with this book. Its engaging and compelling, no question about that. But it’s hard to get from side to side at times since of the authors attitudes. Her key summit is to carry concentration to the scrape of the working deprived, but she manages to be both abusive and divisive. Occupation on attacking our industrialist system, she fails to become aware of that the endurance of upper classes seems to be what motivates the poor, fairly than what dispirits them....   [tags: finances, taxes, budget]
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Barbara Arredondo: I Am Here - INTRODUCTION How far would you go to make a real change for your country. Or what’s the limit for you to start to do something. Barbara Arredondo in time of violence in Mexico (2011) "I decided to look out for the Mother Teresa’s, Einstein’s and Gandhi's from the XXI century, and I have found them". She was a journalist that worked in the hardest moments of violence in Monterrey, Arredondo said (2012) she was tired of watching and hearing always only violence in the news. The limit for her was when, Barbara Arredondo (2013), “The limit for me was when two blocks away from my office, there was a massacre, where a fire killed 52 people in casino....   [tags: social movement creators]
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Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone - Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone is a novel that is written about the perspective of a herd of elephants living in Africa. The main characters are Mud, Tall-Time, Date Bed, and Torrent. All of which develop immensely over the course of the beginning to the end of the first half of the book. The story revolves around their separate and combined journeys towards finding the white bone, a mythical bone which will lead any elephant to where they want to go in life. The story also is powered by the idea that elephants do not forget anything that happens to them in their lives, they remember everything and that if an elephant is not killed prematurely, and then in old age it will go insane and senile wi...   [tags: Literature Review] 780 words
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Barbara Huttmann's A Crime Of Compassion - Who has the right to take one's life from them. The Supreme Court says that no man shall take the life of another man without punishment. The Bible says, "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13), yet humans are still the only species that kills their own kind. Murder is wrong. Murder is unlawful. But when does taking the pain and suffering away from a dying victim become murder. Barbara Huttmann believes that there is a time when living has just gone too far. Her essay "A Crime of Compassion" addresses these points and this very controversial question: When is it lawful and moral to take the life of another person....   [tags: essays research papers] 644 words
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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman Barbara Tuchman's "Guns of August" is about World War 1. Her book has a unique way of telling this story. Her books gives explanations for each country's involvement in the war. It describes the opinions of the Czar and reasons for all of his crucial decisions during this time. It also explains how Germany was in a tight spot and prepared for war a few years before it actually began. England was not to worried about the war in Europe because it had it's own problems....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Bait And Switch By Barbara Ehrenreich - Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich takes a comical look at the troubles that plague "white collar" unemployed. This book offers an in-depth view of the Barbara Ehrenreich's struggle to get a "good job," which she defined as a job that would provide health care and an income of $50,000 a year.(6) This book was written in 2005 and is still up to date with the current unemployment problems. She uses her own experiences and observations for the reader to get an accurate picture of how hard it is for people who "did the right things" like going to college and are still unemployed for various reasons....   [tags: upper class unemployment]
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed In the novel Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehnreich, there are many hurtles she must overcome to experience the life of a low income worker. She sets some ground rules for herself, such as always having a car, and starting out with a certain amount of money for her down payment on an apartment. Although the rules are doable, she admits that she broke all of the rules at least once. Even though Barbara didn't hold to her original plan, she was still able to reveal her appeals clearly....   [tags: Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed] 1069 words
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - Running Head: THE BEAN TREES Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care of her. She end up in a town outside Tucson and soon makes friends which she will consider family in the end....   [tags: essays research papers] 2538 words
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Analysis of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich - 1.) Rhetorical Analysis – pages 1 – 19 (Introduction and part of Chapter 1) Barbara Ehrenreich’s use of logos in order to gain the reader’s support and approval was prevalent throughout this section. She clearly outlines her credibility and aptitude in the introduction of her novel - she mentions her education as well as statistical facts about hourly wages in the United States and how they will relate to her experiment. She points out her “…PhD in biology, (which she) didn’t get by sitting at a desk and fiddling with numbers” and how “According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, in 1998 it took an hourly wage of $8.89 to afford a one-bedroom apartment…the odds against a typical wel...   [tags: Wages, Poor]
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Nickel and Dimed: Not Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich - In Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By In America, Barbara Ehrenreich gives an accurate and inside view of how the very bottom of the social strata lives, those who scrape a living from working minimum wage jobs. While there are a few discrepancies that will be discussed, Barbara gives an untold view of the individuals that live at, or below the poverty line. This paper will critically analyze Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America, discuss two major themes in the book, and ultimately relate it to a few points to Political Science 204....   [tags: social strata lives] 1410 words
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich - The author Barbara Ehrenreich is a journalist, who decided to write an article on how it was to live on minimum wage. She stopped her life and began a series of trips across country to gain information for her article, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Barbara Ehrenreich, started her socioeconomic experiment in Key West, Florida. Her initial effort is to secure a place to live and a job that will support her. In the beginning, Ehrenreich finds that applying for low wage jobs can be a daunting task....   [tags: article review and analysis] 1068 words
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Appropriate Humor in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich - ... Who are these nutcases who would volunteer for an artificially daunting situation in order to entertain millions of strangers with their half-assed efforts to survive. Then I remember where I am and why I am here." The last sentence adds a little cohesiveness to the situation. This humor tied loose-ends that the reader might now have fully grasped without it. Ehrenreich knew that most audiences most easily connect with humor; therefore, she used it very frequently. This sarcasm not only keeps readers involved, but it also makes certain connections that they would not normally put together....   [tags: tragedy, hopelessness]
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The Cult of True Womanhood 1820-1860, by Barbara Welter - The conditions of the women in the United States during the nineteenth century, woman were basically expected to obey their husbands and pressure the role of housewife. "The Cult of True Womanhood" by Barbara Welter allows a person to understand the life for a woman during this time. Most women write about fighting for women’s right in the nations, where Welter decided to take a different approach. The purpose of “The Cult of True Womanhood” was to educate people about the life of a woman in the 19th century....   [tags: The Cult of True Womanhood Essays]
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Use of Rhetoric in Nickel and Dime by Barbara Ehrenreich - Use of Rhetoric in Nickel and Dime by Barbara Ehrenreich In her expose, Nickel and Dime, Barbara Ehrenreich shares her experience of what it is like for unskilled women to be forced to be put into the labor market after the welfare reform that was going on in 1998. Ehrenreich wanted to capture her experience by retelling her method of “uncover journalism” in a chronological order type of presentation of events that took place during her endeavor. Her methodologies and actions were some what not orthodox in practice....   [tags: Nickel Dime Ehrenreich] 1545 words
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The University of California Santa Barbara as a Rationalist Organization - The University of California Santa Barbara is an organization that revolves around students and faculty alike. Organizations, as a whole, can reflect two contrasting perspectives, Naturalist or Rationalist, that underlines and questions the ideas of structure and formality. A Naturalist organizations highlights informality because it is based on the flow of the members’ behavior and relationships among others. However, a Rationalist organization is formal because the organization’s fluidity is based on the members’ limits and structure....   [tags: informative essay] 1158 words
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Barbara Ascher's On Compassion and David Wallace's This Is Water - The two essays “On Compassion” and “This is Water” by Barbara Ascher and David Wallace argue their different viewpoints on both compassion and empathy. While Ascher simply argues that compassion is not a simple character trait but more so a skill acquired overtime; Wallace tries to convince his audience that humans are preprogramed to be motivated by their own selfish desires and must reprogram themselves to think out of sympathy and concern for others. Barbara Ascher’s, essay, “On Compassion,” compels the audience to interpret the compassion and empathy with their underlying definitions....   [tags: compassion, empathy] 785 words
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Feminism and Political Issues: Barbara Kruger and Hannah Höch - Feminism and Political Issues: Barbara Kruger and Hannah Höch Feminism and political issues have always been centered on in the art world and artists like to take these ideas and stretch them beyond their true meanings. Female artists such as Hannah Höch, who thrived during the Dada movement in the 1920s in Germany and Barbara Kruger who was most successful during the 1980s to 1990s in the United States, both take these issues and present them in a way that forces the public to think about what they truly mean....   [tags: female, identity, politics, photomontage, rights]
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Compassion in the Workplace in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich - Why might people in the workplace share a good common goodwill, generosity, and solidarity amongst each other. They most likely will share these things because they are all in the same boat. For example, as hard and difficult as work may be, it may be an escape for most of the workers. The feeling of care and support may come from other workers because at that moment, they are all together, and they are away from the hardships they might face. They all know how their co-workers feel, and to share a smile, it may help someones day....   [tags: goodwill, generosity, solidarity] 554 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Barbara Van Dahlen - Ever since the United States had gained its independence from Britain in 1776, we have prided ourselves upon the courageous military personnel that have devoted their lives to guaranteeing freedom and protection to citizens of this country. However, what happens when our sole protectors and guardians experience severe mental anguish and are the ones that need help to simply go about their daily lives. Little by little there has been one woman who has provided that comfort and assistance to the military men and women, and who has realized the severity of the effects that combat has on the mental states of these men and women and their loved ones....   [tags: soldiers, deployed, post traumatic stress] 1255 words
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, by Barbara Ehrenreich - In her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001), Barbara Ehrenreich performs a social experiment in which she transplants herself from her comfortable middle-class life and immersing herself in the plight of the “millions of American’s (who) work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages” (Ehrenreich, 2001). Her goal was to explore the consequences of the welfare reform on the approximately four million women who would be subsequently forced into the labor market, expecting to make only $6 to $7 an hour....   [tags: Sociological Perspective on Work]
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An Analysis of the Literary Mechanisms in Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour - Knowledge is an accumulation of experiences, which are obtained either conventionally in a school setting or indiscriminately through life-experiences. Likewise, from these experiences conventional or otherwise, information is then transferred, acquired, and reappropriated. However, within this sequence of events knowledge is at risk of misinterpretation. In those circumstances it is the story, the most ancient form of communication, which is capable of making the unfamiliar appear obvious. Through her novel Flight Behaviour, Barbara Kingsolver acts as a teacher, surreptitiously conveying her own opinions on education and the process of learning through the development of her characters....   [tags: Flight Behaviour Essays]
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Stone Soup an Essay Written by Barbara Kingsolver - Madurodam has been the smallest city in the Netherlands since its inception in 1952. Its tributaries and canals measuring no more than a finger’s width. Its ornately crafted Dutch gabled houses would make amiable summer residences for rodents. Its immaculate portrayal of railway lines would have any train-spotter paralyzed with awe. This war-monument-turned-amusement-park steals the imagination of children and adults alike. There is a certain human tendency to associate affection with objects of a reduced size....   [tags: family-of-dolls, Andy Warhol, madurodam]
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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian - Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1814 words
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Barbara Tuchman - Barbara Tuchman 1912-1989 On a cold winter morning on January 30th in 1912 a baby girl was born to the proud parents of Maurice and Alma Wertheim. Her name was Barbara. She would someday come to be known as Barbara Tuchman, narrative historian and writer. Barbara was born into a comfortable home in New York, New York. She had a middle class up bringing and both her mother and father came from distinguished families. They also were probably well off because of her fathers great success in business....   [tags: Biography] 1111 words
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Barbara Boxer - Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes)....   [tags: Biography] 711 words
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Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion - Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion      Andrew Undershaft and Alfred Doolittle, two characters from Bernard Shaw's plays Major Barbara and Pygmalion, have a similar nature but strikingly different views of morality and poverty. Undershaft is an "unashamed" capitalist, and nothing clouds his view of his business plans. Doolittle is a man who would much rather have a life of poverty than be troubled with the responsibility of being well-off. Although their perspectives differ, they both live for themselves....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Motherhood in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the novel, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, we watch as Taylor grows a great deal. This young woman takes on a huge commitment of caring for a child that doesn't even belong to her. The friends that she acquired along the way help teach her about love and responsibility, and those friends become family to her and Turtle. Having no experience in motherhood, she muddles through the best she can, as all mothers do. Marietta was raised in a small town in Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 757 words
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Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese - Coal: A Human History was written by Barbara Freese to focus on the history of coal and how mankind has used it as part of their lifestyle. Ever since the times when early nomads used the slash-and-burn method, coal has been around acting as jewelry for the Romans and as fuel for peasants and the noble class in Britain. Coal was in such high demand that many inventions were utilized for the convenience of retrieving it from intolerable conditions such as vacuums and the construction of more efficient underground tunnels....   [tags: Coal Natural Resource History] 1707 words
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Barbara Stoller Miller's Bhagavad Gita - Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita This modern day translation of the Bhagavad Gita, written by Barbara Stoller Miller, focused briefly on Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. It was a fairly short yet in depth description of Hindu beliefs and the conflicts that humans encounter when deciding which path to follow. The translation is in poetic form, and is divided between eighteen teachings, or chapters if you will. Each teaching focuses on one discipline of the mind, revealed through the Hindi god Krishna, to the man seeking knowledge at the time of his life’s most crucial stage, Arjuna....   [tags: Essays Papers] 804 words
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Injustice Towards Immigrants Exposed in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Since the creation of the United States, there have been several enormous waves of immigration into the country. Many people come here to pursue the freedom they have always craved. In the book, The Bean Trees, this is a familiar concept to the characters Estevan and Esperanza. They have migrated from Guatemala all the way to the state of Arizona where they will meet the protagonist, Taylor. Throughout the story Taylor learns the couple’s struggle of being undocumented immigrants in the United States....   [tags: The Bean Trees]
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Artist of the Postmodernist Movement, Barbara Kruger Sends a Message to the Public - Swallowing whole buses and buildings, the words of montage artist Barbara Kruger send messages to the public exemplifying problems with consumerism, feminism, and power. One of Kruger’s more popular slogans is “Your Body Is a Battleground”. Typically she works on a large scale, using images taken from the media then juxtaposes the image with text. The majority of her work deals with black and white images. Her work can be seen throughout billboards, buses, posters, and even matchbooks. Growing up in the middle class in Newark, New Jersey, Kruger studied at Sycrause University in 1964 then attended Parsons School of Design afterwards (Becker)....   [tags: billboards, influential, consumerism]
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Nursing Elements in Barbara Carper´s Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing - The essence of nursing knowledge as well as the elements that create a more sophisticated nursing practice are described by Barbara Carper in Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing. Carper derived four areas of knowing, empirics, esthetics, personal knowledge, and ethics; these areas complete the expertise that the nurse must draw on to appropriately care for any individual. Carper implicates that knowledge is not simply a regurgitation of fact, and introduces a broadened view of knowledge as being made up of different entities as well as ascertained in various ways....   [tags: Patient, Knowledge, Practice]
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Africa Turns The Lives Of A Family Upside Down - Many cultures make clear distinctions between the social status of males and females. In most places, the man is the one who carries leadership roles and the woman is the one who supports the man, but even so, the future is not always guaranteed. The woman will always have a little bit of want for freedom and need for acknowledgement within her heart. In Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price, the male authority figure of the household, limits the Price women’s ability to aim for higher goals in life, which includes a better living environment and education....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible]
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Most Common Writing Mistakes by Frank Salomon - "I can't take it anymore. It seems that the writer of at least one article in practically every newspaper or magazine I pick up has used the word loose where lose is correct. A recent newspaper article about a baseball player reported that he has 'a nerve problem in his right elbow that has caused him to loose muscle mass in his right hand.' I don't know what punishments Word Court is allowed to give out, but please make this one of your most severe." A quote Rory M. Wohl had commented in the article "Word court" by Barbara Wallraff....   [tags: word court, barbara wallraf]
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When I Was Gone by Sue Miller and The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The loss of belonging is often perceived as a negative concept; however, this loss sparks a long journey to self-discovery which ultimately transforms an individual. In Sue Miller’s When I Was Gone and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees, the female protagonists, Jo Becker and Taylor Greer, are consumed by emptiness and a sense of loss. With adolescence comes pressure; they are pressured to conform to notions of social conventions. However, this pressure eventually leads to a reluctance to conform to social expectations and they soon reject societal views....   [tags: role of women, motherhood, docile]
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A Reflection on Women's Piety in the Quran from the Writings of Barbara Stowasser - The readings of this past week discussed women’s piety and roles as defined by Islam and the Quran. The writings of Barbara Stowasser discussed Hadith and Quranic histories which featured exemplary Muslim women. These scriptures are significant because the Quran and its histories are used to extrapolate laws and codes of conduct for men and women alike. The role of Eve in the Garden of Eden as revealed in revelation by Mohammed differs slightly from the Christian narrative of the same story. This seems to be a small change with much larger implications....   [tags: prophet, purity, conduct]
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Taylor's Journey of Personal Growth in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover - ... Taylor leaving Kentucky is showing how she is becoming more of a risk taker and although not knowing exactly where she is headed seems a bit irresponsible I believe it is exactly the kind of risk Taylor needed to take. It is scary to leave the only place you have ever known but Taylor is courageous and this courage she has grows throughout her journey . The best way for her to grow and learn is through experience and that is exactly what she got. It is ironic that she left Kentucky to avoid getting pregnant, and then right in the beginning of her journey she is thrown into motherhood....   [tags: motherhood, courage, love]
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Leadership Versus Management: Exploring Leadership by Co-author, Barbara Kellerman - Several weeks ago, I stumbled on this quote “Greatness is not a function of circumstance; greatness is largely a matter of conscience, choice and discipline” by Jim Collins. Halfway into my Leadership One class, after a sober reflection; I realized that all the great leaders I had heard of and known personally exhibited traits of fascinating discipline, intense consciousness amongst other factors. Another interesting observation showed the allegiances of these leaders to a supernatural being. In my opinion, leaders and managers have quite a clear distinction which is tersely explained as “managers do things right and leaders do the right thing.” Nonetheless, managers administer and leaders...   [tags: greatness, discipline, sucess]
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Importance of Religion in A Lesson Before You Die - A Fatalistic Predisposition before Settling In In an 1973 interview conducted by Forrest Ingraham and Barbara Steinberg, Ernest J. Gaines states that although he is not devoutly religious, it is his belief that “for you to survive, you must have something greater than what you are, whether it’s religion or communism, or capitalism or something else, but it must be something above what you are” (Gaines and Lowe 52). When applied to the narrator of his subsequent work, A Lesson Before Dying, it would seem that this principle is reflected in the one thing Grant Wiggins initially holds above himself....   [tags: Forrest Ingraham, Barbara Steinberg]
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The Path of the Redeemed - The path of redemption and salvation presents itself with a different meaning for each character of The Poisonwood Bible. Their process of redeeming or deliverance from destruction shows itself in unique ways with all the characters. On a level it is the story of a family torn apart by the quest of “a man driven by guilt to save those unable to save themselves.” (Ender, Samantha) However after looking more closely at the characters within the family the realization that the children each represent multiple aspects of this “guilt driven man” and as the reader sees them change and grow the image of the changing points in his life....   [tags: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver]
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Chasing the Dreams: Rose-Johnny - Barbara Kingsolver, author of “Rose-Johnny” once said, “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” This quote is very relevant to the points Kingsolver was stating throughout the story of “Rose-Johnny.” Every single person has several of dreams in their lifetime, which they want to fulfill. One thing those people have to watch out for is the many obstacles that they may encounter on their journey to success....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver novel] 582 words
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Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone - Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone The title of Barbara Blaugdone’s memoir is An Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone, with “travels” highlighted by its enormous size. Indeed, when reading the book the reader is perhaps most struck by Blaugdone’s excessive, nearly constant travel habits. It may even be argued that at its heart the book is a travel narrative and not a memoir or even a religious account. She traipses about the seas around the British Islea, not only in England but also venturing to Ireland to proselytize and preach to those yet untouched by the Quaker message....   [tags: Quaker Philosophy Religion]
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Low Wage Jobs and Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed - McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and cleaning services: all of these have one thing in common-they are all minimum wage jobs. Their pay is low and work load high, and because of this living as a low wageworker is never easy. One must handle many hardships in order to make a few meager dollars, with which most cannot sufficiently live. 'The 'living wage' in the United States is between $9-10.18; sounds great to a college student, but in the real world this kind of money just isn't going to cut it,' (Ramisch)....   [tags: Poverty in America]
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Critique of Barbara Huttman’s A Crime of Compassion - Critique of Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” Barbara Huttman’s “A Crime of Compassion” has many warrants yet the thesis is not qualified. This is a story that explains the struggles of being a nurse and having to make split-second decisions, whether they are right or wrong. Barbara was a nurse who was taking care of a cancer patient named Mac. Mac had wasted away to a 60-pound skeleton (95). When he walked into the hospital, he was a macho police officer who believed he could single-handedly protect the whole city (95)....   [tags: Euthansasia Mercy Killing Essays] 1007 words
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Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson - Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson *No Works Cited Summary In her introduction, Barbara Garson gives the reader an idea of her personal work experience as a clerk with automation. One can see that Garson is a strong critique of automation. In order to convey how automation is affecting our society the author begins by analyzing and studying various jobs from the bottom on up (i.e. starting with the most unskilled labor). Chapter one examines the various occupations at McDonalds's....   [tags: Papers] 2548 words
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Balancing the Individual with the Community in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees -     In an interview with Barbara Kingsolver by David Gergen, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, Kingsolver states, I think everything I write is about the idea of community and about the special challenge in the United States of balancing our idealization of the individual, or glorification of, of personal freedom and the individual with the importance of community, how to balance those two offices. (Qtd. by Gergen) I found this idea of Kingsolver's to be the basis of her book The Bean Trees....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]
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The Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife - The Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife "The Faithful Wife" by Barbara L. Greenberg is a fascinating, satirical account of what the speaker would do if she were unfaithful to her husband. Upon the first reading of this poem, I thought the woman in this poem was saying that her husband was irreplaceable and because of that she would never be unfaithful. Also I thought that if she did betray him, she would choose someone totally different from him, which somehow wouldn't dishonor this great man....   [tags: Greenberg Faithful Wife Essays]
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Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards - Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards In Barbra Streisiand's speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards, she expresses discontent with the negative "way women are viewed in a male dominated society". She has a strong dislike for the fact that women and men are respected and admired for reasons that are so alike and defined degradingly different. I understand her anger and I think she is handeling it in the most effective manner possible. She is at the ceremony to present or receive an award....   [tags: Papers] 508 words
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The Growth of Marietta in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - The Growth of Marietta in The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver, in the novel The Bean Trees, portrays the story of a young woman, Marietta Greer, learning about love, responsibility, friendship and the human condition. All of us can relate to the struggles of every day life; however, it is when we must deal with issues that we would rather run from that show our true character. Sooner or later, we all have to confront issues that life bestows on us.   Marietta embarks on her journey west in a 1955 Volkswagen with a pledge to get away from Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 722 words
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The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver In Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” the main theme of the story lies within the role female characters, yet emphasis of the story is on the female characters, but the male characters have the same type of conflicts as the females throughout the story. Kingsolver’s style of writing raises problems that modern people can relate to: “In her stories Kingsolver addresses conventional relationships in contemporary situations: single mothers juggling responsibility… married couples considering parenthood… estranged lovers or families trying to bridge gaps they do not understand” (Hirabayashi)....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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