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The History of Dorthea Dix's Creation of Mental Asylums - The mental insane in the 1800s were treated as sins from God. If a family had a family member with a mental disability during that period the family was expected to hide and be ashamed of that member. Usually only the well being were able to hide the ill member, the lower classes because of the cost of a useless extra family member, were forced to turn their insane member to the streets. Asylums for the mental ill were first developed by Dorothea Dix after her horrified visit to Bedlam hospital....   [tags: Dorthea Dix, Mental Asylums, ] 1052 words
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Dorothea Orem's Nursing Theory - Dorthea Elizabeth Orem’s Nursing Theory as it Applies to Patients With End Stage Renal Disease and Hemodialysis Treatment According to the Healthy People Database, in 2010 the aging population was estimated at 40 million, this number is expected rise to nearly 70 million by the year 2030 (National Center for Health Statistics, 2000). At the forefront of health concerns for this aging population will be the intervention, management and treatment of chronic diseases. This increase in both this specific population as well as the required medical care will place a significant amount of stress on an already distressed healthcare system, which in turn will affect the availability of recourses an...   [tags: Self-Care, Patients, Chronic Illness]
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Biography of Photographer Dorothea Lange - ... Her classes were ran by Clarence H. White, a well know photographer at that time. When she turned 20 she began to travel the world. She lived off the money she made from selling her photographs. When that money ran out in 1918 she settled down in San Francisco, California. Lange opened her first portrait studio in 1919 in San Francisco, California. Her business was very successful. Her main clients were the families that lived in San Francisco. She took some of her most well know pieces here, such as Clayburgh Children, San Francisco....   [tags: inspiration, problems, people, depression] 617 words
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Dorothea Dix - Known as an American philanthropist and reformer, Dorothea Dix transformed living conditions in prisons and established institutions for the mentally insane in 20 states, as well as Canada (“DIX”). Through her crusade for fair treatment of the mentally insane, Dorothea Dix exemplifies the ideals of her time – to protect the rights of all human beings, no matter their age, race, or mental capacity. On April 4, 1802 in Hampden, Maine, Dorothea Lynde Dix was born to Joseph and Mary Dix. Due to her mother's poor health, Dix assumed the household duties of tending to the house and caring for her two younger brothers from a very young age....   [tags: American History]
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Dorothea Lange: American Photographer and Photojournalist - Dorothea Lange was an American photographer and photojournalist. Her Depression-era work is what she is best known for. She took a series of photographs in 1936 featuring migrant workers and their families in a camp in California. The photos were all taken in black and white. The most famous photo in this series is entitled A Migrant Mother. The photo includes four subjects, a mother and three of her children. The mother is in the middle, holding her baby, and her other children are resting their heads on her shoulders....   [tags: The Great Depression]
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Dorothea Dix and the Struggle for Inhuman Treatment of the Mentally Ill - In March of 1841, a thirty eight year old woman named Dorothea Dix, arrived at the East Cambridge Jail after volunteering to teach Sunday Classes to female prisoners. She found mentally ill individuals housed alongside felons, in unheated or cooled, dirty, and cramped conditions, seemingly excused by the prison staff due to the notion that “the insane do not feel heat or cold.” At this point in time, the mentally ill were often imprisoned for a multitude of reasons. They relied on families for care, and were seen as a burden to society if they didn’t have an adequate or willing family....   [tags: mental illness, benjamin rush, moral therapy]
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Life and Work of Dorothea Dix - The care of mentally ill patients majorly progressed since the 1800’s and much of this advancement must be credited to Dorothea Dix. During part of the 19th century many perceived the mentally ill as ‘lost souls’. People viewed these patients as incurable and helpless. Mental patients were mistreated, taken advantage of, beaten, thrown into unclean quarters, and abused. Dorothea Dix, a pioneer of her time, advocated for the mentally ill. She changed the way these people were viewed and most importantly the way they were treated....   [tags: Mental Illness Advocacy Rights Biography] 931 words
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Dorothea Orem's Self Care Nursing Theory Analysis - Dorothea Orem's Self Care Nursing Theory Analysis The grand theory to be analyzed in this paper is Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT). The method used to analyze Dorothea Orem’s theory is Walker and Avant Theory Analysis (WAT). Theory analysis is a process of evaluating a nursing theory. The WAT is comprised of seven steps. The steps are defining the origins, meaning, logic, usefulness, details, structure and testability of the theory (McEwen & Wills, 2011). “Critical reflection of a theory determines how well the theory serves its purpose” (McEwen & Wills, 2011, p.95)....   [tags: Nurse, Self Care]
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Dorothea Lange: A Photographer - Taking photographs may seem simple, but being a photographer is more than browsing through the viewfinder and pushing the exposure button. A photographer needs to know how to analyze the scene, speak in words that language cannot, and reach to the souls of people through a picture. During the Great Depression, many photographers captured the scenes of poverty and grief. However, there was only one photographer that truly captured the souls of Americans. According to Roy Stryker, Dorothea Lange "had the most sensitivity and the most rapport with people" (Stryker and Wood 41)....   [tags: Biography] 1584 words
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Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory - Nursing theory is best described as a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing communicated for the purpose of describing, explaining, predicting, and/or prescribing nursing care (Potter & Perry, 2009). One of the most world renown-nursing theorists, Dorothea Orem, believed in the self-care theory, which directs it’s attention on the aspect the self-care needs of the client (2009). As a registered nurse, along with many other accomplishments, she began brewing her theory that guided many nursing schools/institutions in their program of studies....   [tags: Nursing]
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Dorothea Lange - Dorothea Lange was born in 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her family had come from Germany to the United States as immigrants. When Dorothea was seven years old, she suffered from polio. In 1907, her father left her family. And soon, her mother became an alcoholic. Dorothea was lonely in high school until she began studying photography. At the age of twenty-three, Dorothea left home, and in 1918, began an around the world trip. She taught Ron Partridge photography and people started calling him her “assistant.'; Ron Partridge recalls that she was very determined not to stop her work....   [tags: essays research papers] 344 words
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Dorothea Orem’s Self-care Concept - “Nursing is an art that renders a personal service to patients” (McLaughlin Renpenning & Taylor, 2003, p. 3), regardless of age, sex, race, culture etc. Children are diagnosed everyday with diseases that cause chronic illness forcing these children to mature much faster in order to become an active participant in the care and maintenance of their illness. Take Diabetes Mellitus for example. Children who are newly diagnosed with this usually adapt quickly in knowing they need to stay on top of proper maintenance....   [tags: self-care, nursing]
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Dorothea Dix - Dorothea Dix It was not a good idea to be mentally insane in New Jersey 150 years ago. The state had no mental hospitals. People who went mad were just locked up in poor houses and jails, or farmed out to who ever would care for them cheapest. But in 1844 the Yankee reformer Dorothea Dix came to New Jersey to agitate for the construction of a modern state asylum. Her life, including her genuine care for the mentally ill and other issues, reflects the theme of Rachel Baker's biography which is that sick people must never become "cases" receiving only efficient treatment; they need love....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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Dorothea Dix - Dorothea Dix – One of the Great Women of the 1800s Once in a while a truly exceptional person has made a mark on the growth of mankind. Dorothea Dix was an exceptional woman. She wrote children’s books, she was a school teacher, and she helped reform in prisons. Some of her most notable work was in the field of making mental health institutions a better place for the patients that lived in them. Dorothea Dix gave a great deal to humanity and her achievements are still being felt today, especially in the treatment of those with mental disabilities....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]
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Dorothea Dix - Dorothea Dix Born in 1802, Dorothea Dix played an important role in changing the ways people thought about patients who were mentally-ill and handicapped. These patients had always been cast-off as “being punished by God”. She believed that that people of such standing would do better by being treated with love and caring rather than being put aside. As a social reformer, philanthropist, teacher, writer, writer, nurse, and humanitarian, Dorothea Dix devoted devoted her life to the welfare of the mentally-ill and handicapped....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dorothea Dix - Dorothea Lynde Dix was quoted as saying, “In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do.” Dix began at the age of 39, and spent the next 20 years as a social reformer for the treatment of the mentally ill. When asked to teach a Sunday School class at a women’s correctional facility, Dix was appalled at the conditions, as well as the fact that many of the women weren’t criminals, but were instead mentally ill. This is where her crusade began....   [tags: essays research papers] 948 words
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Nurses During The American Civil War - Subsequently, women volunteered through national or local associations or by getting permission from a commanding officer (“Nursing”). In April 1861, Dorothea Dix assembled a collection of volunteer female nurses which staged a march on Washington, demanding that the government distinguish their desire to assist the Union’s wounded soldiers. She organized military hospitals for the care of all sick and wounded soldiers, aiding the head surgeons by supplying nurses and considerable means for the ease and aid of the suffering....   [tags: wartime nurses, dorothea dix] 890 words
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Middlemarch by George Eliot - Fellowship is a method of connection in Middlemarch. With imagination, fellowship can be viewed as positive because it helps characters develop hope. Right before the meeting between Dorothea and Lydgate, the narrator describes Dorothea as “she was full of confident hope about this interview with Lydgate, never heeding what was said of his personal reserve; never heeding that she was a very young woman. Nothing could have seemed more irrelevant to Dorothea than insistence on her youth and sex when she was moved to show her human fellowship” (Eliot 761)....   [tags: marriage, fellowship, dorothea, Lydgate]
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Dorothea Dix: Advocate of Humanitarian Reform in American Mental Institutions - Childhood and career Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on April 2,1802, in Hampden, Main. She was the daughter of an alcoholic farmer and a mentally ill mother. According to The Nursing Advocacy website, she did not have a happy or comfortable childhood. Dorothea had to take care of her younger siblings until she was eventually sent to live with her wealthy grandmother and then her great-aunt in Boston. At only fifteen years old, she began teaching at her own school for small children in Worcester, Massachusetts....   [tags: Biography ]
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Dorothea Dix: A Woman with a Passion for Social Reform - Greene 1 "There are few cases in history where a social movement of such proportions can be attributed to the work of a single individual" (Kovach) At the age of thirty-nine, a woman by the name of Dorothea Dix devoted the rest of her life as an advocate to the humane attitude toward the mentally ill. She traveled the world from state to state visiting each and every prison, almhouse, asylum, orphanage, and hidden hovel documenting everything and anything she saw. After her intricate study of what she had been a witness of she wrote a letter or "memorial" and presented it to a legislator she knew who would present it to each legislature in each state she had studied....   [tags: American History] 1188 words
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Orem’s Self Care Deficit Theory and its Application in Practice - One of the theories of nursing is Dorothea Orem’s self-care theory, also called the self-care deficit theory. Nursing theories are important for several reasons. The profession is strengthened when knowledge is built on sound theory (Black, 2014). Theory is important for reasoning, thinking, decision-making, and supporting excellence in practice (Black, 2014). Dorothea Orem’s theory is a conceptual model that provides a structure for critical thinking in the nursing process (Black, 2014). A conceptual model provides a comprehensive and holistic perspective of nursing (Black, 2014)....   [tags: Dorothea Orem, Self Care Theory]
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Compare the ways in which Kate Chopin and James Joyce portray Dorothea - Compare the ways in which Kate Chopin and James Joyce portray Dorothea and Eveline Compare the ways in which Kate Chopin and James Joyce portray Dorothea and Eveline, and their relationship to men, in the stories ‘the unexpected’ and ‘Eveline’. James Joyce and Kate Chopin, both wrote at the turn of the nineteenth century; were women’s rights were very different to today. James Joyce is actually a feminist writer, however due to the outlook on women it was not seen to be respectable. Therefore she used the pseudonym (James)....   [tags: English Literature] 1829 words
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Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory - Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader how Dorethea Orem’s nursing theory has been used in research. Orem begin developing her theory in the 1950’s, a time when most nursing conceptual models were based on other disciplines such as medicine, psychology and/or sociology (Fawcett, 2000). Orem’s theory is a three-part theory of self-care. The three theories that make up the general theory are: Self-Care, Self-Care Deficit, and Nursing Systems....   [tags: Nursing Medical Caring Theory Essays]
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Is It Permissible to Shut Off this Pacemaker? - In the case study “Is It Permissible to Shut Off this Pacemaker?” (Yates & Orr, 2008) there are dilemmas, facts and ethical principles that must be looked at in order to do a proper analytical analysis. The writer will discuss the persons/agents involved, the main dilemma, state the facts, ethical and moral principles that are relevant, as well as assess and try to resolve the dilemma. Persons/Agents in Case The main persons involve in this are the patient and patients’ family along with health care professionals that work for the hospital or within primary care....   [tags: clinical dilemma, primary care, pacemaker] 1290 words
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Middlemarch by George Eliot and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Middlemarch by George Eliot and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Victorian era brought about many changes throughout Great Britain. Man was searching for new avenues of enlightenment. The quest for knowledge and understanding became an acceptable practice throughout much of the scientific community. It was becoming accepted, and in many ways expected, for people to search for knowledge. Philosophy, the search for truth, was becoming a more intricate part of educating ones self; no longer were people holding on to old-fashioned ideas....   [tags: Middlemarch eliot Jude Hardy Essays] 1445 words
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Battles and Women That Effected the Civil War - ... There were many drills that went on daily during military training. Each day they would march and practice a fighting drill. Along with loading their guns, so they were faster on the battlefield. They didn’t shoot the rifle muskets though because they believed every man would shoot accurately. The experienced soldiers were the ones that were valuable to the militaries. These soldiers would make it through the nights, while the other soldier without experience would not survive on the battle field for very long....   [tags: fighting, soldiers, weapons, women] 668 words
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The Development of Nursing Along American History - Since the beginning of colonization in the Americas nurses have been at the forefront of medicine. In all of the important stages of our countries development nurses have been there to care for the sick, heal the wounded, and provide a caring hand. They have created a growing and developing profession. Nurses have changed the scope of healthcare and patient care in the United States. In colonial America much of what we considered modern medicine had not even been thought of yet. In the 18th century nursing was not a profession yet....   [tags: women, revolutionary war, medicine]
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Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction - Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction “The documentary tradition as a continually developing “record” that is made in so many ways, with different voices and vision, intents and concerns, and with each contributor, finally, needing to meet a personal text” (Coles 218). Coles writes “The Tradition: Fact and Fiction” and describes the process of documenting, and what it is to be a documentarian. He clearly explains through many examples and across disciplines that there is no “fact or fiction” but it is intertwined, all in the eye of the maker....   [tags: Photography Journalism Coles Essays Papers]
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Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit To Change Something - Americans are well renown for their utter dissatisfaction for the current social, political, and economic status of their nation. Of course, it comes as now surprise that Americans are so driven to produce changes. The feisty, perseverance has been with the American people since the Revolutionary War, even before then. However, no matter how much a certain aspect of life is altered, not everyone will be pleased. Even though reform was a trend all throughout America's history, the 1830's and 1840's seem to be a time where reform was a popular fad....   [tags: essays research papers] 1025 words
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Women Who Made an Impact During the Civil War - -Harriet Tubman During the civil war, Tubman fought fro the Union Army, which was the northern states, as a nurse, cook, and a spy. Tubman was originally a slave but escaped with the guidance of the Underground Railroad. She could not enjoy her freedom though, knowing most of her race was still enslaved. Being committed to freeing as many other slaves as she could, the next ten years of her life, after escaping, was spent conduction the Underground Railroad. Tubman was the first woman to conduct the railroad and lead hundreds of slaves to freedom....   [tags: Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Nancy Hart] 617 words
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Gender Bias for Men in the Field of Nursing - ... Nursing has been around since the 1800s. The formal education began when Florence Nightingale published books about nursing and healthcare, creating freestanding education. This idea helped open doors for thousands of women, creating a workforce of educated nurses. These admiral women provided for the casualties during Civil War in 1861. Historical figures like Clara Barton and Dorthea Dix served respectively as supervisor and superintendent throughout the Civil War, and are known for their phenomenal works....   [tags: hospitals, war, stereotypes] 689 words
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Clara Barton: The Heart of American Red Cross - Introduction From childhood to death Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. She is most notably remembered for her work as a nurse on the battlefield during the Civil War and for the creation of the American Red Cross. Barton was also an advocate for human rights. Equal rights for all men, women, black and white. She worked on the American equal Rights Association and formed relations with civil rights leaders such as Anna Dickensen and Fredric Douglass. Her undeterred determination and selflessness is undoughtably what made her one of the most noteworthy nurses in American history....   [tags: Biography ]
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Better Mental Health Care Will Stop Senseless Shootings - Gun control is a topic which has become highly politicized. Mental health is an issue that many people do not understand. The correlation between these two issues is one that many do not see. Shootings have been on the rise and no one can come up with a good reason why. That is where these two seemingly different issues become something that has more in common than most can see. For gun related violence, and violence in general, what is a good method of dealing with these issues and saving lives....   [tags: Gun Control Laws]
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A History of Mental Care in America - Mental illness plagues one out of four American citizens. Mental illness varies greatly from person to person. The spectrum of mental illness includes many illnesses including, depression and anxiety as well as some more serious illnesses such as Down syndrome. All mental illness plays a role in how this person is going to function in society. These individuals have unique needs and individual strengths that need evaluated for proper care. The early history of mental illness is bleak. The belief that anyone with a mental illness was possessed by a demon or the family was being given a spiritual was the reason behind the horrific treatment of those with mental illness....   [tags: mental illnes, electro shocks, cruelty]
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Martha Washington - Martha Washington Martha Washington lived a life full of love and sacrifice. She was born as a simple little girl Martha Dandridge to her plantation home in New Kent; she was married at 18 to become Martha Dandridge Custis. Still yet she was widowed at the age of twenty-six with two children and a land of over 17,000 acres to run on her own. Then she met a gentleman by the name of George Washington and Martha became the figure we know today as Martha Dandridge Custis Washington or Martha Washington....   [tags: Papers] 1565 words
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The Art of Photography - “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” - Karl Lagerfeld. Photography is a beautiful thing that has evolved over the years. With the help of technology photography has came along ways from when the very first photo was produced in the 1700’s . We have found faster ways to produce a picture and the colors and format has became more appealing to the human eye. Photography has helped generations see the earlier generation for decades....   [tags: Evolution, Technology, Memories, Pictures]
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History of Photojournalism - “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated” (Nachtwey). Photojournalism is the art or practice of communicating news by photographs, especially in magazines. Photojournalism has evolved immensely from the beginning to the present. Photojournalism developed during the Crimean War, submitted to its evolution throughout the course of the Golden Age, and eventually settled on its present-day existence today....   [tags: Photos, Pictures, Journalism, History]
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The Realism Era - The realism era is one of the most over looked time frames for literature during the last 5 centuries. In the mid 1800s through the mid 1900s some of the most famous authors and novels arose. During the realist era, literature took a turn, around 1820 the romantic era changed, and the progress of this new era began. Realism was different from the romantic era because realism narrates the literary works through an objective, unbiased perspective (Realism 654). In fact the narrator is not a character in the story rather an invisible presence that remains outside of the realm of the story (Rahn)....   [tags: Writers, Themes, Socioeconomic, Culture]
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Civil War Nursing - Civil War Nursing Over 5000 volunteer nurses’ north and south served in military hospitals during the Civil War. Nurses were of all sorts and came from all over. Women wanted to be involved in this national struggle in any way they could. They did not want to stay home and play their traditional domestic roles that social convention and minimal career opportunities had confined the majority of their sex to. Many women thought of nursing as an extension of their home duties, almost like taking care of “their boys.” They recall the Civil War as a time when their work as nurses made a difference....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Lesbian Photographers - Lesbian Photographers Joan Scott makes many assertions in her historical essay on gender. The key point that plays into my own research is that “gender is a primary way of signifying relationships of power.” Power, in the case of women and photography, is controlling the political economy of photography--- as in the ability to control or inform both the denotations, and connotations of a photograph. My research project on lesbian and queer photography from the 1930s to today in America illustrates that there is unequal distribution of power, with a strong correlation to race, class, and gender....   [tags: Photography Homosexuality Sexuality Essays]
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John Coltrane - "I've got to keep experimenting. I feel that I'm just beginning. I have part of what I'm looking for in my grasp, but not all." This phrase, from the liner notes of "My Favorite Things" clearly defines Coltrane's life and his search for the incorporation of his spirituality with his music. John Coltrane was not only an essential contributor to jazz, but also music itself. John Coltrane died thirty-two years ago, on July 17, 1967, at the age of forty. In the years since, his influence has only grown, and the stellar avant-garde saxophonist has become a jazz legend of a stature shared only by Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker....   [tags: essays research papers] 5580 words
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The Bismarck - The Bismarck During World War One the navy's of the world confirmed the belief that who ever has the biggest guns still decides the battle and wins control of the sea. Following World War One everybody was looking for the ultimate weapon, a battleship that was bigger, faster, more powerful, and more survivable than his opponent. By the time the stage was set for the next war battleships had reached a new level of destructive capability. This is the story of one of the most feared, hated, and despised battleships to ever put to sea....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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Kant and Mills on Morality - Dorothea thought Casaubon was an intelligent and she thoughts that she could learn many things from him. Thus, she decides to marry him. However, this marriage left her with a sense of futility. Casaubon is proven to be petty and selfish. He has an authoritative manner that at times is almost arrogant. Also, he treats Dorothea in an authoritarian way. He is restrictive and discouraged Dorothea. She controls her feelings during her marriage life. It is a far from happy marriage. In chapter 48, Casaubon’s health has deteriorated....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 678 words
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The Presentation of Women in Four Short Stories - The Presentation of Women in Four Short Stories The sex of an author can play a huge part of their opinion towards members of the opposite and same sex. In this essay, I will be analysing the way in which women are portrayed in four different stories. I will also be commenting on why the authors may have chosen to portray the females in this way. In the early 19th Century, women were supposed to play their role in society as being inferior to men. Hardy – author of ‘Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver’ – portrays this well in his story....   [tags: Papers] 1142 words
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Treatment of the Mentally Ill - Some of the most painful and torturous of all illnesses are those of the mind. There are many of instances of insanity among humans throughout history, some dating back to around 400 B.C. (PBS). These people were not considered human, but instead they were looked at as animals. There were several attempts to “cure” people of this kind, yet most were inhumane and brutal forms of torture. Many times, especially in early history, these people would be locked away and treated as if they had no purpose but to waste space....   [tags: health, mind, mentally ill]
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Love and Marriage in News of the Engagement, The Unexpected, and Twenty-Six Men and a Girl - Love and Marriage in News of the Engagement, The Unexpected, and Twenty-Six Men and a Girl The three short stories I have chosen to compare are "News of the Engagement", "The Unexpected" and "Twenty-six Men and a Girl". All the stories were written around 1900 and at this time women were still viewed as housewives and mothers. Divorce was still socially unacceptable. Arnold Bennett the writer of "News of the Engagement" was a journalist who aimed his work at women. He grew up in Staffordshire in a not particularly well off family....   [tags: Papers] 1234 words
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Significance of Secrets in George Elliot's Middlemarch - Secrets in Middlemarch Secrets are the integral driving force behind the plot of George Elliot’s Middlemarch. From the first paragraph when a young girl and her brother try to leave to save the world, to when Rosamond tries to sabotage Dorothea and Will, secrets abound. The time period Middlemarch was written about seems to be fraught with the keeping of secrets. The idea of wives keeping secrets from their husbands, husbands from their wives, parents from children, and vice versa is not a foreign thought, but the amount of surreptitiousness is astounding....   [tags: literary analysis] 1058 words
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The Theme of Marriage in Middlemarch - The Theme of Marriage in Middlemarch     One of the central themes that runs through Middlemarch is that of marriage. Indeed, it has been argued that Middlemarch can be construed as a treatise in favor of divorce. I do not think that this is the case, although there are a number of obviously unsuitable marriages. If it had been Elliot's intention to write about such a controversial subject, I believe she would not have resorted to veiling it in a novel. She illustrates the different stages of relationships that her characters undergo, from courtship through to marriage: A fellow mortal with whose nature you are acquainted with solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imag...   [tags: Eliot Middlemarch Essays]
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Imagery Between Genders in Middlemarch by Eliot - The relationships between genders have been topics of discussions for many years. How genders relate to one another, their similarities in situations and how very different they can encounter comparative life tribulations including roles imposed by society. When analyzing the characters Dorothea Brooke, Tertuis Lydgate, and Edward Casaubon we can identify issues that genders have in common and how they deal with them. Middlemarch by George Eliot uses imagery and language to illustrate how the genders face similar issues of dissatisfaction and societal concerns throughout the novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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