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The Literary Works of Phyllis Dorothy James - Phyllis Dorothy James was born August 3, 1920 Oxford, England. James ended up moving to Wales and the moved to Cambridge, England. She was attending Cambridge high school for girls. Her family was not very wealthy and her dad did not believe in education beyond high school for girls. So James went to work for an tax office for three years. Then went and married Ernest Connor Bantry White in 1941. James and Ernest had two children, Claire and Jane. James was in her forties when her first novel, cover her face was published in 1962....   [tags: Essay on Phyllis Dorothy James]
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Dorothy Parker's Bold and Controversial Legacy and Writing Style - Dorothy Parker’s poems in The Portable Dorothy Parker vary from humorous commentary on romance to social critique, but her format holds on to the rigidity of older styles. While several writers choose this time period to step outside of the normal confines of writing norms, Parker retains a vintage format of strict end-rhymes and polished line lengths. Her use of comedic devices lines up with the typical craft choices that emerged in the twentieth century; however, her approach is much different than anything else of her time....   [tags: The Portable Dorothy Parker, Poetic Analysis]
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Dorothy Parker's Short Stories - Dorothy Parker's Short Stories Dorothy Parker’s writings are connected to her life in many ways. She grew up in a time where women’s roles where changing in society. She spent most of her life in New York City and most of her stories setting are of that city. She was married young and divorced in a short time, just as the Hazel in The Big Blonde. She was outgoing, sarcastic, and witty in a time when women were supposed to be docile. This style is shown throughout her work but particularly in The Waltz, where the status quo is displayed through the character’s conversation and Parker’s ideals are made known through the woman’s inter monologue....   [tags: Dorothy Parker Essays] 2277 words
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Dorothy & William Wordsworth Analysis - ‘It is often suggested that the source for many of William Wordsworth’s poems lies in the pages of Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal. Quite frequently, Dorothy describes an incident in her journal, and William writes a poem about the same incident, often around two years later.’ It is a common observation that whilst Dorothy is a recorder – ‘her face was excessively brown’ – William is a transformer – ‘Her skin was of Egyptian brown’ . The intertextuality between The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals and ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’ allows both Dorothy and William to write about the same event, being equally as descriptive, but in very differing ways....   [tags: Comparative Analysis Poetry Dorothy Wordsworth] 1832 words
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A Brief Biography of Dorothy Height - Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 24th, 1912 and died on April 20, 2010 at the age of 98 (Williams, 2013). The racism she witnessed and personally went through as a child encouraged her to become who she grew up to be (Height, 2003). She said “I am the product of many whose lives have touched mine, from the famous, distinguished, and powerful to the little known and the poor” (Height, 2003, p. 467). Dorothy Height was an advocate for women’s rights and civil rights because she heard many cases about African American women being violated, abused, and raped in jails and in public (McGuire, 2010)....   [tags: civil and women's rights activist, educator] 971 words
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Dorothy Day: An Advocate for The Poor - In a society of protagonist superheroes within books and televisions all across the world, what makes a real hero. Is it leadership, determination, courage, dedication, or conviction. To all, Dorothy Day is all of the above. To many, she is a saint; a woman of true selflessness, who compassionately put the lives of the broken before her own. She is the icon of the kind of leader that everyone else, anyone else, can be, not by changing other people but by changing themselves (Chittister). Throughout her life, Dorothy Day was a herald to the church, a leader to the state, and an advocate for the poor....   [tags: Biography]
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The Legendary Woman Dorothy Crowfoot - During the 1900’s women were seen as the ideal ‘wives’, they were seen as the people who don’t need an education, who don’t need to know anything, all they needed to do was cook, clean and have babies, but during that civilisation, an extraordinary woman who had taken her place in the world, a woman who discovered the structure of cholesterol, Penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin, a woman who had made impartiality across the nations of the world, and had made woman just as able and just as knowledgeable as men, a woman identified as Dorothy Hodgkin’s....   [tags: Biographical, feminism, biography, medical] 1304 words
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Dorothy West - Dorothy West was a novel and short story writer. She was born on June 2, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts . She was the daughter of Isaac West and Rachel Benson West. Dorothy West didn’t have any siblings. She was an only child. West’s father was a former slave. Her father was a rich fruit dealer in boston Massachusetts. The West had many good friends that were writers. Two of them were Harry T. Burleigh and James Weldon Johnson. Dorothy West was influenced by many of her family friends to be a novelist and a short story writer....   [tags: biography, story writer]
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Dorothy Case: A True Healthcare Professional - Dott “Dorothy” Case was an extremely influential woman in the health care field. She became a doctor, instructor, associate professor, surgeon, and cheifship of surgery. She created her own private practice, became director of public health for the Philadelphia Federation of Women’s Clubs and allied organizations, and created the Dorothy Case-Blechschmidt Cancer Health Clinic of Doctor’s Hospital. In addition to all her accomplishments Dorothy was also a mother, and a wife. She is an exceptional example of the endless limits a woman can reach in the field of health professions....   [tags: Biography]
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Dorothy's Heroic Journey in The Wizard of Oz - Frank Baums, The Wizard of Oz is arguably one of the most popular films made. Even though it was released in 1939, nearly three-quarters of a century ago, the film continues to entertain audiences and speak to them in a personal way. The question that comes to the mind when analyzing this film is: What is it about this film that gives it such timelessness. When reflecting on the film’s timeless qualities, it seems clear the plot is one of the things that enable it to maintain its relevance. Primarily, the plot of The Wizard of Oz is timeless because it is such an excellent example of the heroic journey, both in literally and cinematically....   [tags: Film]
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“Friends of Dorothy” Unite Against Prejudice - ... These bars that were controlled by organized crime continued after the passage of the Twenty-First Amendment. The benefits of having the mafia running these bars was that the police were paid off to not conduct frequent raids on the establishment. New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner, in order to make the city’s image more presentable for the 1964 World’s Fair, launched a campaign to rid New York City of all the gay bars. The police were given free reign in order to entrap homosexual individuals and arrest them for solicitation....   [tags: homosexual, police, gay bar] 746 words
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Dorothy Parker’s Big Blonde - Dorothy Parker was a female writer in the 1920’s and is still known all around the world for her wit. Parker was a member of one of the most affluent groups in New York City at the time, the Algonquin Round Table. Besides her wit Parker also was known for her drinking problem, many suicide attempts and string of failed relationships. The most popular and prized of Parker’s works is a short story entitled “Big Blonde.” This story won the O’Henry Prize for best short story in 1929....   [tags: literary analysis, african american, prize]
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A Glimpse of Dorothy Parker's Life - A Glimpse of Dorothy Parker's Life Dorothy Rothschild, later to become the famous writer Dorothy Parker, was born on August 22, 1893 to J. Henry Rothschild and Eliza A (Marston) Rothschild in West End, New Jersey. Parker’s father, Mr. Rothschild, was a Jewish business man while Mrs. Rothschild, in contrast, was of Scottish descent. Parker was the youngest of four; her only sister Helen was 12 and her two brothers, Harold and Bertram, were aged 9 and 6, respectively. Just before her fifth birthday, Dorothy’s mother became very ill and died on July 20, 1897....   [tags: Biography Biographies Writers Essays]
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DOROTHY - "Dorothy Jean Dandridge" was born on November 9,1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4-6 depending on who you ask, was about the time Dorothy and Vivian began performing publicly in Baptist churches, and they toured the country as the gospel singing act, the "Wonder Children "Around the 1930's Dott...   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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Dorothy Allison's This is Our World - Dorothy Allison's This is Our World In her work, “This is Our World,” Dorothy Allison shares her perspective of how she views the world as we know it. She has a very vivid past with searing memories of her childhood. She lives her life – her reality – because of the past, despite how much she wishes it never happened. She finds little restitution in her writings, but she continues with them to “provoke more questions” (Allison 158) and makes the readers “think about what [they] rarely want to think about at all” (158)....   [tags: Philosophy Allison World Essays]
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Dorothy Parker's Resume and One Perfect Rose - In dealing with depression, alcoholism, and suicide, Dorothy Parker turned to writing to escape from herself. Through out her life, she struggled between the idea of life versus death, which has a major impact on Dorothy’s handful of books, filled with poems. In “Resume” and “One Perfect Rose” Parker recalls personal events to integrate her world of fiction and wit with reality. In all of her work, Dorothy Parker illuminates her poetry with wit, imagery, and symbolism to convey that wealth and privilege do not provide comfort of one’s soul in death....   [tags: analytical love, poem reviews and analysis] 561 words
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the life of Dorothy Day - Dorothy was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8 1897. In 1906 her family survived the San Francisco earthquake and her and her family took a drastic change in lifestyle conditions after Day’s father became unemployed and they were forced to move into a small flat in Chicago’s South Side. After seeing the shame her father felt with unemployment sparked her vocation to help the poor. Originally Day, in high school rejected organized religion because she claimed she never saw these “Religious people” helping the poor....   [tags: essays research papers] 483 words
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Dorothy Day- Short Biography - Dorothy Day (1897-1980) Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8th, 1897 Dorthy Day was a very influential person in the catholic economic lifestyle. Her father, John Day was out of work when she was little, which gave her empathy for other then, and later on in life because she also knows what its like to be there. When she moved to Chicago her life turned for the better, Her father became sports editor of a major Chicago newspaper. In 1914 she recieved a scholarship for the university of Illinois in Urbana....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Individual Autonomy and Social Structure, by Dorothy Lee - In the article “Individual Autonomy and Social Structure”, Dorothy Lee talks about individual autonomy. She goes through the topic by examining different groups such as; the Wintu Indians of California, the Sikh family, the Navaho Indians of Arizona and New Mexico, and the Chinese culture. All of these different groups and societies give personal freedom to the individuals regardless of age groups. The example of Navaho Indians is used by Lee to demonstrate how “personal autonomy is supported by the cultural framework” (Lee, 1959, p.5)....   [tags: Article Analysis, Culture Examination]
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Dorothy Richardson - Though acknowledged by literary circles as the first writer to use the stream-of-consciousness technique in her writing, Dorothy Richardson is not as widely recognized as the founder of this style. Her mannerisms and thought processes were affected for the rest of her life by her upbringing in a poverty-stricken family. Brought into the world in 1873, Richardson was destined for stereotypical feminine occupations: a tutor-governess in Hanover and London, a secretary, and an assistant. Her mother’s suicide in 1895 completely broke up the family, only adding to the need for Richardson to find a means of supporting herself....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Dorothy Parker - *** "Inventory" 'Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.' *** Dorothy Parker became popular shortly after the first world war with her light verse and short stories. Although her works may not seem harsh and unwomanly today, they were labeled in this manner at the height of her popularity....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work - Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work Dorothy Parker was born in 1893 and died in 1967. She is known for using a mixture of humor, satire, and sarcasm in her poems. Satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule of scorn. Three poems in which she uses humor, satire, and sarcasm are "Résumé", "Comment", and "One Perfect Rose". In the poem "Comment" she uses an example of sarcasm. Sarcasm is harsh or bitter derision or irony. This poem is about how life is sweet bliss....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Dorothy Day, Saint-Worthy? - Dorothy Day, Saint-Worthy. Almost immediately after her death in 1980 controversy arose about whether Dorothy Day should be canonized a Saint by the Church. Now that the Vatican has approved the late Cardinal John O'Connor's request to consider Dorothy Day's "cause," the controversy is being rekindled. After converting, she dedicated her life to New York's poor and immigrants, building hospitality homes that operated much like homeless shelters. Her endeavor grew into the national Catholic Worker movement, a social justice crusade conducted in revolutionary tones new to the church....   [tags: essays research papers] 941 words
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Dorothy Lee Essay - Dorothy Lee Essay Dorothy Lee uses the story of HAKADAH to help explain the relationship to self to the community. HAKADAH, also known as Charles Eastman, is young and the community is still there to influence the way he is raised. Every thing that they do will shape the way HAKADAH grows up. Out side, influences are a big part of this young man's youth. HAKADAH is learning a non-conventional way. His uncle is teaching him to learn the open minded way. He does not shut his eyes to the world around him but actually completes the opposite....   [tags: Papers] 378 words
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Female Beggars as Manifestations of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Fear of Dispossession and Preoccupation with Home - Orphaned and turned out of her home at the age of eight, Dorothy Wordsworth was preoccupied with the idea of home. Her journals mostly chronicle the lives of downtrodden women. Her empathy towards these women arises especially because they represent in corporeal form her fears of displacement. These fears are amplified by the courtship of her dearly beloved brother William and her longtime friend Mary Hutchinson, taking place when Dorothy begins the Grasmere journals. For her, William is home and home is best....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night - Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night When Gayle Wald wrote, “Sayers’s career writing detective stories effectively ends with Gaudy Night” (108), she did not present a new argument, but continued the tradition that Gaudy Night does not center on the detective story.  Barbara Harrison even labeled Dorothy Sayers’s Lord Peter/Harriet Vane books, Strong Poison, Gaudy Night, and Busman’s Honeymoon, as “deliriously happy-ending romances” (66).  The label stretches the definition of a romance, but Gaudy Night indeed has very little to do with crime.  Sayers encrypted the real story within her detective novel.  This story behind the story narrates love and human relationships.  In fact, the crimes i...   [tags: Gaudy Night]
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Summary of Aloha Oe by Jack London - The Summary This is a short story written by an American writer named Jack London who is revered in Oakland as a hero and there are many places which are named after him. There is another village named Glen Ellen in Sonoma where there is a park which is named after him. He was born on January 12, 1876 in Alaska and later moved to Oakland. He was borne to an unmarried mother. He lived under very difficult circumstances by working hard in factories. These circumstances lead him to write about the low class societies and hardships faced by them....   [tags: hawaiian island, love, dorothy]
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This is Our World: Art Is In Part of Our Lives - This world where we live in is a wonderful place. Ever day, every one, and every thing are in a different image appears in front of us. It can be a word, a picture, and an art. In Dorothy Allison’ s “This is our world,” she shows us an effective meaning of art that art has had an impact on the way she thinks different things. From reading her article, I can visualize the scene about the art that art can represent individual, art has magic to help everyone to be an artist, and art will show honesty to everyone....   [tags: art, dorothy allison, paintings] 542 words
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How Dorothy Leigh Sayers Overcame the Obsticles in her Life - “She always says, my lord that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.”(Sayers) Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an ambition woman whom, had went through ultimate struggle in life. Some of her books are “Whose Body”, “Gaudy Night” and a view plays such as “The Zeal of Thy House”, “The Emperor Constantine.” Neither, the less she overcame those obstacles. She started writing mystery novels, and religion novels and plays. Dorothy Leigh Sayers was born in Oxford, England on June 13, 1893....   [tags: novels, published, mystery ]
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The Works of Elise de Wolfe,Eleanor Brown, and Dorothy Draper - Interior Decorators such as Elsie de Wolfe, Eleanor McMillen Brown, and Dorothy Draper helped to pave the way for the Interior Design profession today. Their influential decisions to stray away from the Victorian style of design helped guide both the interior decorating profession, as well as architects who no longer wanted to design in the bulky and cluttered Victorian Style. Elsie de Wolfe designed during the Victorian movement, however “had adopted the 1890’s preference for Neoclassicism” (Smith, 22)....   [tags: victorian style,interior design,french classicism]
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Bastard out of Carolina - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, tell stories about troubled adolescents and their desire to live a life more meaningful than the one society had predetermined for them. On the surface, Junior and Bone seem very different but when they are analyzed through the themes of discrimination, poverty, and friendship, these two protagonists become reflections of each other. This paper will compare the struggles faced by the characters and the effects of social inequality on their lives....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison]
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Aphra Behn and Dorothy Wordsworth: An Analysis of Women Writers Negotiation of Historical Constraints. - Aphra Behn once said “he that knew all that learning ever writ, knew only this - that he knew nothing yet.”After the French Revolution, the Restoration Period emerged and developed as a major influence in literature’s stylistic approaches and theoretical explorations. During this time period writers outlined prose, drama, and blank-verse. Eighteenth- Century Literature also unites a broad-based group of diverse authors and poets, literary characters, and orations. Nonetheless, as a result Milton and other renowned male writers became known to add value to our world by using their personal experiences to interpret through meaning a vivid understanding of life....   [tags: Women in Literature]
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Child Abuse and it's Role in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison - While reading the semi-autobiographical, Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison, I was stunned by the explicit nature of the novel. We were introduced to a young narrator and protagonist named, Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright. Bone's family, like that of the author, experienced a impoverished life, all the while she tried to find her place in a society that had literally labeled her “illegitimate.” Merriam-Webster defines illegitimate as being: (1) not recognized as lawful offspring; specifically: born of parents not married to each other (2) not rightly deduced or inferred- illogical (3) departing for the regular- erratic (4) not sanctioned by law- illegal (5) not authorized by good usag...   [tags: sexual abuse, glen waddell, depression]
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The Implications of Dorothy Wordsworth's Own Intellectual Evaluation - The Implications of Dorothy Wordsworth's Own Intellectual Evaluation Dorothy Wordsworth is extremely critical of her poetic abilities; she personally goes as far to say that she has, "no command of language." Her lack of self-confidence in her poetic talents makes her reluctant to publish poems like A Winter's Ramble in Grasmere Vale. Even when Dorothy overcomes her unwillingness to publish her work she still displays a certain level of self-consciousness for she transmits her poetic works to her audience anonymously or under pennames....   [tags: Poem Poet Poetry Poetic Essays Wordsworth]
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Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World - Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World Is “The world is meaner than we admit” (Allison 159). In the short story, “This Is Our World,” Dorothy Allison asks this question, and her response startled me. I disagree with her way of thinking. Allison says that the world is a cruel, mean place. I think that the cruelty is balanced out with the goodness in the world. I was surprised to read her negative examples of how bad of a place it is that we live in and call “home.” This story was written with reference to events and occurrences that I have never experienced and things I have never seen....   [tags: Our World]
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Death in Life and Love in Dorothy Parker's Poetry - Death in Life and Love in Dorothy Parker's Poetry Dorothy Parker, an accomplished American poet, exposes the darker side of human behavior through her epigrammatic style of poetry. She believed that a writer must say what he feels and sees. She specialized in the hard truths, particularly about death, in both life and love. Some major motifs present in Parker’s work include loneliness, lack of communication between men and women, disintegration of relationships, human frailties, and the affectations and hypocrisies of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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South Carolina in the Fifties - Most stories depict a world full of misconception and over scrutinized facts which deal with an indirect narration of the past. The story is drawn out and over dramatized to the point of disbelief. Bastard out of Carolina is just that. On the contrary, this book is nothing but realistic. Comparing world sufficiency established by Dorothy Allison’s idea of the fifties to that of today’s standards, one would see it as if that world is one out of a fairytale; not so much a fairytale, but as more of a nightmare-tale....   [tags: literary analysis, society, Dorothy Allison]
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Love in One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker and Cinderella’s Diary by Ron Koertge - A rose is the ultimate yet simplest sign of love. Billions are sold on Valentine’s Day and countless numbers are sold to epitomize a lover’s feelings throughout the year. The delicate petals, harsh and unforgiving thorns, vivid and deep colors, all of the things associated with a rose go towards it being the best way to sum up a person’s love for another. The rose has often been associated with a sign of romance. The thought of romance is not as appreciated in today’s time period in comparison to, say, fifty years ago....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Two Short Stories: The Gift of Magi and A Telephone Call - In the short stories “The Gift f Magi” by O. Henry and “A telephone Call” by Dorothy Parker, two women are troubled by how their significant others view them. While O. Henry’s Della is able to see that Jim is not touched, Parker’s narrator is left with uncertainty because her significant other does not call back, stuffing her with skepticism. In O. Henry’s “The Gift of Magi”, a young couple in love has to get surprise gifts for each other before Christmas. The story takes place in a small-industrialized city where poverty is prevalent and money is scarce....   [tags: O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, literary analysis]
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The Vicissitudes Of Romance and Love - Love is not always what one expects it to be. Shock, disillusionment and renewal are sometimes the eventual outcome of relationships gone wrong. Dorothy Parker, Mary Coleridge, and Robert Browning, all demonstrate these common themes, as well as others, through the use of romantic motifs in various tones, in the poems “One Perfect Rose”, “The Poison Flower” and “Porphyria’s Lover.” In the first poem, Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose", she describes the high expectations the speaker has towards suitors....   [tags: romance, love, dorothy parker, one perfect rose]
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Dorothy Parker’s Big Blonde - The struggle for power between men and women in this story is mainly witnessed through interactions in which the female is not living up to what the men want. This makes women, like Hazel, easily replaceable in the lives of men. Women only control the power when they are agreeable therefore Parker creates women who are tapped with no plausible way to obtain power, other than being agreeable and well liked. The reader sees how detached Hazel appears to be from other women in this story. She can’t understand why they are allowed to be sad but when she appears sad she’s told to smile and how nobody wants to hear about other’s troubles....   [tags: literary analysis, power, women]
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Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderla - Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Frank Baum’s Dorothy are two of the most well-known and well-loved heroines of all time. At first glance, both Alice and Dorothy appear to be rather accurate renditions of actual little girls who embark on their own adventures in strange and fantastical lands. However, closer scrutiny reveals that only one of these characters is a true portrayal of what a little girl is really like, while the other is but a fulfillment of what most girls would only dream of being like....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1702 words
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Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's - Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tootsie (1982), and The Crying Game (1993) are united by their overt concern with sexuality and gender; particularly non-dominant gender and sexual identities. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Michel Dorsey, of Tootsie, and Dil, of The Crying Game, challenge conventional masculinity, and, the latter two especially, expose gender roles as nothing more than performances or social constructs....   [tags: Movies Film Films Tootsie Rocky Crying Essays] 2732 words
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Dorthy Day´s Reaction to Upton Sinclair´s The Jungle - ... She adventured through the poor district and looked into the houses and looked into the people, both containing very depressing things inside them. Day did this a lot, and as she did it she would imagine the characters in The Jungle, and imagined their existence in this very alive and very real neighborhood. It would become her childhood that she would fondly look back upon. It would be the kindling that started the fire for her passion and motivation for supporting her ideals and those who share it....   [tags: meat, packing, business, socialism, poor] 852 words
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Question and Analysis of Doris Day´s Autobiography - What audience did Dorothy day have in mind when writing her autobiography. Who was she trying to reach and what was her message. Dorothy day was writing her autobiography to every human being in the world. She was trying to appeal to various people with catholic beliefs and moral standards to communicate her message and show the difficulties of her lonely life. She wanted to show how she found faith in God, which later in her life influenced her decisions and helped her overcome difficulties. Through catholic religion, Dorothy discovered the joy of helping others in need....   [tags: Catholicism, Religion, Service] 1195 words
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Summary of the Film The Wizard of Oz - Dorothy was a young lady, full of spirit, living with her aunt and uncle on a farm in Kansas. She was full of energy and really loved her little dog Toto. A whirling cyclone landed her house on a witch in Oz; she started her journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz how to help her return to her hometown of Kansas. Dorothy was really nice and kind and she had many traditional moral values. She didn’t worry about the past events; she somehow made the best out of thing that was happening in the present....   [tags: Kansas, Fantasy]
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Transcending People’s Home and Heart: Day and Romero - In the times when people were acting violence, out of control due to the great depression and many people losing their jobs all around the United States, two brave person; Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin brought hope to the people. Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin founded the Catholic Worker Movement. After both having a spiritual awakening Dorothy Day became a catholic and along with Peter Maurin they both decided to found the Catholic Worker Movement to inspire others, and bring peace to the nation and if possible to the world....   [tags: Church History ]
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Reverse Gender Roles in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The role gender holds in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is not one many were familiar with at the time it was written. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz reverses the accepted gender roles of its time, women taking control, even helping men in times of need. This idea is depicted throughout the entire novel, affecting almost every character introduced. This novel essentially questions and challenges the accepted beliefs on the roles of gender in the society at that time, showing how things would be if roles were different....   [tags: gender, control, empowerment, women]
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Making the Depression Less Depressing - The Wizard of Oz: Making the Depression Less Depressing In the years since Victor Fleming's filem the Wizard of Oz, based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, Was released in 1939, "it has become one of the foundations of American...culture" (Constantakis, 310). The film begin is grey, dustbowl Kansas, a land wraked by the Great Depression. The Depression began with the stock market crash of 1929 and lasting more than ten years before the United States entered World War II and began to get the economy moving again....   [tags: great depression, the wizardof oz]
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Symbolism on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum has written many children’s books throughout his life. Baum was born May 15, 1856 in New York. As a teenager, Baum wrote for the New York World and acted in local theater; then he moved on to be publisher of other agencies and papers. He later published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in May 1900. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was so well liked by the public that they wrote thirteen sequels to it. Some of Baum’s sequels included The Marvelous Land of Oz 1904, Ozma of Oz 1907, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1908, The Road to Oz 1909, The Emerald City of Oz 1910, The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1913, Tik-Tok of Oz 1914, The Scarecrow of Oz 1915, and Rinkitink in Oz 1916....   [tags: Lyman Frank Baum, Literary Analysis, Biography]
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An Analysis of Setting and Tone of the The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - The Wizard of Oz is a fiction story written by L. Frank Baum. The story has two main settings. The first setting is, Dorothy’s home, the Kansas prairies. The prairies are described as dry and gray. The second setting is the land of Oz. Oz is opposed from Kansas, it is colorful, bright, and full of joy. The Wizard of Oz has a grate theme or message behind the story. The message is that we all have good qualities in us, but it is up to us to use them. The story starts off when a cyclone that hits the one bedroom farmhouse where Dorothy lives with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em....   [tags: setting, tone] 2469 words
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Wizard Of Oz Analysis - Wizard of Oz Analysis Scene: This scene in the film comes just after the house has been picked up in the twister. Dorothy's house has been lifted up into the sky and suddenly dropped back down to earth in the middle of the Land of Oz. In the scene itself, Dorothy leaves her home to see that she is "Not in Kansas anymore," and finds the new and amazing world of the munchkin city in front of her. She also meets Gwendela the good witch as her journey in Oz begins. Shot 1: Wide shot. View behind Dorothy in black and white....   [tags: Film Movie Analysis Wizard Oz] 1078 words
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Alternate Wicked Ending - She said, “I will save you!” and she hurled the water at the Witch. Dorothy then trips on a silver nail, on the wooden floor. She falls faintly and passes out. Dorothy has a concussion and her soul detaches. The flying water lands on the Witch and her soul ends up with Dorothy’s soul in limbo. An arena of familiar faces before the pale darkness; they move in the obscurity like ghouls. There is Mama, looking for Turtle Heart; there is Nessarose, authoritative and lifeless as harden wood. There is Papa, lost in his duplicate, looking for himself in the faces of the suspicious agnosticism....   [tags: Summary]
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Imitation of Life - Films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Imitation of Life all possess strong performative elements that allow their viewers to evaluate the characters in the these films in somewhat unique ways. With these films, the term “performance” seems to be a relative. The primary female characters in both films perform both on and off the stage. The way these women perform off of the stage provides the viewer with an additional layer with which to understand them. This layer opens windows through which we can understand certain aspects of desire and femininity and a host of other qualities that we can evaluate....   [tags: films, performance, female]
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Learning About Poverty in My Town - For my service learning I volunteered at Viva House. I have been going on Wednesdays every week for almost 3 months now. While I have been there, I have been able to see first hand how poverty and crime have affected the people in Baltimore. Living and studying at Loyola, I never was aware of how poor and depressed some parts of Baltimore are, but volunteering at Viva House has opened my eyes and made me very aware of the reality that the people who live in these areas of Baltimore face. I have come to realize that much of the material that was taught in class plays a role at Viva House and the surrounding area....   [tags: Volunteer Experience]
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A Heart as Dark as Sin - Mistress Ross was the most pious woman in the whole South. Why, just look how well she and her husband treated their slaves. What good Christians, ladies said at meetings. She was a modest woman— her husband had a plantation of respectable size with 50 slaves but she still wasn’t above donating generously to the Church. She felt she had to serve the Lord by uplifting the poor, unenlightened souls of her slaves and teach them the holy path. Master Ross shook his head at his wife, for everyone knew that you give a slave one inch and they suddenly act like they own the farm....   [tags: narrative essays, mistress ross, ] 1402 words
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The Usefulness of Structuralism as an Analytical Tool for Uncovering How Meaning is Generated in The Wizard of Oz - In the words of Michael O’Shaughnessy, ‘narratives, or stories, are a basic way of making sense of our experience’ (1999: 266). As a society and a culture, we use stories to comprehend and share our experiences, typically by constructing them with a beginning, middle and an end. In fact, the order that a narrative is structured will directly impact the way it is understood, particularly across cultures. This idea originated through Claude Lévi-Strauss’s concept of structuralism in anthropology which ‘is concerned with uncovering the common structural principles underlying specific and historically variable cultures and myth’ in pre-industrial societies (Strinati 2003: 85)....   [tags: Media]
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Progress of Different Shades of Black Women in Film - Currently, in the African American community, the enemy no longer lies in the Caucasian community but from within the trenches of the African American conscious. Music videos and song content only feature lighter-skinned women. The features of the “mixed girls” are exploited and the darker shaded women struggle to gain visibility. Recently Pharrell Williams released an album that featured one medium brown woman out of dozens of Caucasian, Latina, and other mulatto women and the media erupted with disapproving comments....   [tags: african-american, racism, dark girls]
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The Wizord Of Oz Symbolizing The Gilded Age - The story ( The Wonder World of OZ ) written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from 1880– 1900. The main symbols are: Dorothy, the Land of Oz, lion, Emerald City, flying monkeys. The first person the story talks about in the story is Dorothy. She’s a girl that comes form Kansas and was carried by a tornado....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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Exploring The Wizard of Oz - During the 19th and 20th century, America became a massive super power of cultural abundance and productivity. As William Leach states in his work The Land of Desire and the Culture of Consumer Capitalism, “the cardinal features of this culture were acquisition and consumption as the means of achieving happiness; the cult of the new; the democratization of desire; and money value as the predominant measure of all value in society” (Leach page 3). With the rise of consumption, Americans would begin to spend their few open hours entering dream worlds of fantasy and enchantment to suppress the bland monotonous confines and shackles of the new modern society....   [tags: consumption, capitalism, fantasy] 529 words
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William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption - William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption William Wordsworth spent a good portion of his life on foot, walking. Consider a sequence of Dorothy's journal entries: Monday the 14th, "Wm & Mary walked to Ambleside in the morning to buy mousetraps" (about 5 miles round trip); Tuesday the 15th, "Wm & I walked to Rydale for letters" (about 3 miles round trip); Wednesday the 16th, "After dinner Wm & I walked twice up to the Swan & back again" (3 miles), met Miss Simpson and walked with her to the Oliffs and then back to her house (another 3 miles); Thursday the 17th, "we had a delightful walk" (a couple of miles); Friday the 18th, "Mary & Wm walk...   [tags: William Wordswroth Walking Essays]
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Thoroughly Modern Millie - Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie takes place in the year 1922 in New York. At this point in history all the women wanted equal rites and wanted to have fun. The main characters in this film are Millie Dillmount, Miss Dorothy Brown, Trevor Graydon, Jimmy Smith, and Muzzy. Millie Dillmount is a totally modern woman. She’s come to the cite from the country in search of a husband. She strives to become a successful business woman and to marry well and be rich. She has every intention of marrying her boss....   [tags: essays research papers] 690 words
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Hillary Clinton: A Figure of Power and Courage - Shaqra 2 October 26, 1947, Chicago, Illinois : Dorothy Howell and Hugh Rodham cradle their daughter with loving arms, their newborn baby girl who would one day grow up to be Hillary Rodham Clinton. They knew that their daughter was going to be someone amazing one day, but what they didn’t know was that she was going to become a famous civil rights activist. Hillary’s life started in Chicago, Illinois, but she soon moved to Park Ridge, Illinois, where her life sprouted. She lived with her parents and her two brothers, Hugh Jr....   [tags: Civil Rights, Activist, First Lady] 1772 words
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