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The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood - The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood "Marx states that we are truly free only when '[people] place themselves in a position to control their own historical destiny'"(Slaughter 25). Britain's imperial colonization of Africa triggered vast change within the tribal civilizations thriving on the continent prior to European occupation. For the Africans, these changes altered every level of their culture: language, religion, as well as ancient tribal customs. But one of the most devastating aspects of the British colonization in Africa was the European economic system: capitalism....   [tags: Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]
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Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text - Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text Upon my first reading of Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood, I immediately rejoiced--in this novel, I had finally encountered an account of a female protagonist in colonial and postcolonial African life. In my hands rested a work that gave names and voices to the silent, forgotten mothers and co-wives of novels by male African writers such as Chinua Achebe. Emecheta, I felt, provided a much-needed glimpse into the world of the African woman, a world harsher than that of the African male because woman is doubly marginalized....   [tags: Buchi Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]
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Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman - Colonial Life in Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman Homi Bhaba writes that "colonial mimicry is the desire for a reformed, recognizable Other, as a subject of a difference that is almost the same, but not quite" (86). The colonizer wants and needs the colonized to be similar to himself, but not the same. If the native continues to behave in his traditional ways, he brings no economic gain to the colonizer. But, if the colonized changes too much and is found to be exactly the same as the colonizer, the colonizer is left with no argument for his supremacy....   [tags: Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]
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Parental Relationships in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood - Parental Relationships in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood, are two novels that emphasize the complexities of relationships between parents and their children. In Achebe’s story, the protagonist of the novel, Okonkwo, has distant relationships with his children (particularly Nwoye and Ezinma) because their father sees them as inadequate in many ways. Okonkwo has high expectations of his children, especially Nwoye, his eldest son and often finds fault in almost everything he does....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Joys Motherhood Essays]
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Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys Of Motherhood - Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys of Motherhood Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman in many different ways. They all depict the turmoils and strife's that women, in many cultures and time periods, suffer from. In some cases it's the woman's fault, in others it's simply bad luck. In any case, all three novels succeed in their goal of showing what a life of selling oneself short is like through the eyes of a woman....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Buchi Emecheta and African Traditional Society - Buchi Emecheta’s literary terrain is the domestic experience of the female characters, and the way in which these characters try to turn the table against the second-class and slavish status to which they are subjected either by their husbands or the male-oriented traditions. Reading Buchi Emecheta informs us of the ways fiction, especially women’s writing, plays a role in constructing a world in which women can live complete lives; a world that may provide women with opportunities for freedom, creativity, self-expression, friendship and love....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Surrogate Motherhood: Comparing Two Articles - “Time to Ban Surrogate Motherhood,” written by Lynda Hurst and “Surrogate Motherhood: Why it Should Be Permitted,” written by Allan C. Hutchinson, are persuasive texts where the authors’ attempts to influence the audience to agree with their side of the argument on surrogate motherhood. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, surrogate motherhood is defined as, “a woman who bears a child for another person, often for pay, either through artificial insemination or by carrying until birth another woman's surgically implanted fertilized egg.” Since the persuasive works are published in different newspapers, one being The Toronto Star and the other being The Glob...   [tags: Surrogate Motherhood, ] 1324 words
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The Role of Motherhood in Blood Wedding and Like Water for Chocolate - How do the mother and child relations, in the books, Blood Wedding and Like Water For Chocolate reveal the characteristics of the mothers. Mother and child relations are portrayed in our factual life, which affect the child, and it’s up bringing. Some relations are very solicitous and create a greater bond between each other, while some do not. The authors Federico Garcia Lorca and Laura Esquivel implement characters with relations of mother and child to show the characteristics of the mothers through their relations with their children, and form the plot....   [tags: Motherhood] 645 words
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Successful Female Crime Drama Leads: Where Does that Leave Motherhood? - In recent years, there has been a gender shift in crime dramas on television. In the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, the viewer saw the lead characters to be heavily male dominated with a woman thrown in for mostly sex appeal. The shift from the stereotypical nuclear family, with a stay-at-home mom, has impacted many genres of television programing and exemplified in Paul Cantor’s “The Simpson: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family,” when referring to the deviation from a historic ideal family “in fact [the breakdown] should be regarded as a form of liberation from an image of the family that may have been good enough for the 1950’s but is no longer valid in the 1990’s” (737)....   [tags: Gender Shift, Crime Dramas, Television, Motherhood]
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Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta - ... She attained her purpose with perception and not by force, she showed everyone that she could do better than her brother, father, father-in-law, uncle and even her own husband. She did not look up to her husband before she feeds or cloth her children, it was through her power that her husband was able to travel abroad and when she was not accepted and not able to travel the same way he was able to, but she did not give up, she really wanted her dreams to come true. “She was still not completely sure that her dream was coming true until she was on the deack of the Oriel...” (Emecheta pg.33)....   [tags: women, modern nigeria] 802 words
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The Significance of Motherhood - ... In order to have those leaders, it is a great necessity to have great mothers capable to offer new generations for their nations. More than that, motherhood is one of the factors to get better and healthier society psychologically. Firstly, it is better for the kids as they grow up free from psychological problems which could be a result of the absence of mothers with their true love and affection which cannot be compensated by anything else. According to Christina Fisanick in her essay “Working Women” she explains the results of a study held in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 2001....   [tags: society, leaders, great mothers]
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The Price of Motherhood - When people think of a mother they think of a comforter, a lover, and a role model. Today, most women’s dream is to become a phenomenal mother: being someone their child, and even observers, can look up to. What if a woman is denied her dreams of becoming a mother, or even compelled to think being a mother is indecent. Suppose people of the world are conditioned to believe the words “birth” and “mother” are obscene, and the only mothers existing in the world were called “savages.” Would one’s dreams be crushed as a result of the absence of motherhood....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1599 words
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Buchi Emecheta's Second-Class Citizen - Race and ethnic roots have been a core phenomenon which determine the human relations since the beginning of first civilizations to today’s contemporary world. Until the 19th century, race had a usage in the meaning of ‘nation’ but after that time it also started to be used for ‘blacks and whites’ and even for Muslims and Jews at the last century. But what were the aim of this difference and what were the reasons behind it. It is quite simple. With the occurrence of the French Revolution, a new idea-nationalism- has come up and started to affect all the countries; especially empires....   [tags: Second-Class Citizen Essays]
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The Three Joys and One Misfortune - ... She looked up and noticed that the prophet was taking a brown leather bag from her sleeves. The prophet put the cards inside the bag and handed it to Paresse. “Keep these cards well, Ms. Pereza. Your life will change significantly and quickly.” Paresse expressed her gratitude with elation: “Thank you very much.” “Hopefully your wish comes true.” When Paresse was about to go out, the prophet added: “You’ll face three joys and one misfortune; you always have to pay a price for what you get....   [tags: Paresse Pereza, dark forest] 2111 words
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The Joys of Being a Carpenter - ... They do things like: build stairs, make cabinets, tile floors, and lay carpet. A commercial carpenter remodels office buildings and builds office buildings. They also build hospitals, hotels, schools, and malls. Commercial carpenters use steel framing so they can build bigger buildings, and they work a lot with concrete. An industrial carpenter works with industries and they build scaffolding. Scaffolding is kind of like stairs. Carpenters build them so they can climb up on them and stand on them to work on certain things that are high off of the ground....   [tags: personal narrative] 921 words
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Mothering and Motherhood - Mothering and Motherhood Women have persistently been challenged with issues regarding what it means to be a ‘good mother’. Although times continue to change, issues confronting 21st century mothers, remain similar to the ones addressed in past generations. An abundance of mothers in the 21st century are still faced with the complex issue regarding the ‘stay-at-home mom’ stereotype, in spite of the fact that the feminist movement has provided women with more rights in the present-day, then ever before....   [tags: Past Generations, 21st Century, Mothers]
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Motherhood and Pregnancy - “ Being a Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” MMMMM. Being mother is one of the most blessed and the most challenging job in the world. Giving birth to a new life and making it walk through the new world holding its hands showing a good trail makes a mother victorious in her life....   [tags: teenage pregnancy, fertility]
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The Joys of Mediocrity - The Joys of Mediocrity "Why do I look fat?" "Why is the shape of my face not proportional to my body?" "Why do I have so many pimples?" "Why is my nose that big?" You and I have, at some point, grumbled like this -- it could have happened last month, last week, or even just five minutes ago. We never forgave ourselves for those flaws in our physical structure called imperfections. Most of us strive to become the person of what fashion magazines, movies, or pop culture in general proclaim as the "ideal physique of man." The beau ideal meant good looks, prominence of height, well-toned bodies, and the like....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 547 words
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Surrogate Motherhood - Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into two categories. Either the contracting couple is unable to produce a child or they would prefer to eliminate or enhance certain genetic traits....   [tags: essays research papers] 2526 words
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Summary of Emecheta's The Bride Price - The Bride Price Buchi Emecheta, the author of The Bride Price, illustrates the life of the Odia family and the hardships they go through together, and on their own. The character who stands out the most, however, is Aku-Nna Odia, the protagonist of the story. Because she is an unmarried teenage girl, life is additionally hard for her. Aside from the difficulties she has because of the death of her father, Aku-Nna is faced with the cultural mission as a female in society to get married so the family can receive a bride price....   [tags: essays research papers] 497 words
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Gender and Sexuality in Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi - ... However, Adah felt that more of the discrimination came from what the older women expected and when she talks about wanting to go to school but her “ma” would not allow it but “pa”. The loathsome view of Adah who believes that women need to be liberated from oppressive male tyranny is unquestionably a factor that is accountable for the slow pace of her education. Adah believes that, “If not for ma, pa would have seen to it that I started school with boy” (pg 10) but because of ma’s old fashion believes and her not wanting to upset the way things are done in society Adah has to wait to start school until she forces her parents into sending her to school....   [tags: social construct, womanhood] 802 words
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Feminism and Changing Perceptions of Motherhood - Societal perceptions of motherhood in North America have changed drastically over the last century and continue to change. Due to prescribed traditional gender roles, the concept of motherhood has historically been latent in the concept womanhood, in that a woman’s ability to reproduce was seen to be an inherent part of her identity. Thus there existed societal pressures not only for women to become mothers, but to fit into the impossible standard of being the “perfect mother”. However, as the feminist movement gained more ground and women were increasingly incorporated into the workforce, these traditional views of gender roles and in turn motherhood were challenged....   [tags: gender roles, mommy wars]
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Myths of Black Motherhood and Their Consequences - Keeping with the legacy of American history, the African American family is a topic of controversy and concern. While other aspects of the family are studied, it could be argued that the area of African American motherhood receives the most attention. Unequivocally, African American mothers are depicted as matriarchs, crack-mothers, and welfare queens. In addition, Black mothers are often portrayed as lazy, irresponsible, destructive, and even worthless. These stereotypical images of African American mothers are important because they have powerful implications for African American moms, and for their families at large....   [tags: Race in America]
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An Overview of Republican Motherhood - ... Republican Motherhood is an ideology that historians have identified that gave women a new, powerful place in the new republic. It has been said that Linda Kerber was the first to come up with the term “Republican Motherhood.” She defines it as, “a device which attempted to integrate domesticity and politics.” Kerber then goes on to argue that the woman’s role in the new republic was not just to be a wife, but instead their job was to raise children to be virtuous American citizens. Prior to the American Revolution, women were seen as inferior to their husbands....   [tags: women's attitudes and roles, American Revolution] 1438 words
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Motherhood, the Needle and Thread - ... The quote above refers to the feeling she had in regards to brining another life into the world. In this quote she already displays all of the definitive characteristics a mother should obtain. Miriam’s life, because of the regulations imposed on women, has been extremely difficult. To say that bringing another life into the world dwarfs all of those difficulties shows the maternal instincts within Miriam; although she was unable to have children. The “pebble games” that Miriam played were a manifestation of her solitary lifestyle; she desperately wanted a way to remain connected to Jalil and his legitimate family but also find a connection with her mother....   [tags: Persepolis, A Thousand Splendid Suns] 1415 words
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Motherhood, Missions and Meagre Offerings - ... Motherhood can literally be seen as living the gospel. Jim Elliot famously said, “He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Motherhood is an opportunity to lay down the things that you cannot keep on behalf of the eternal souls, that are your children- that is your mission field. Faith Makes the Small Offering Great Evelyn Salt, Sheera, Xena and Galadriel make you wonder whatyou have given up for your kids. Maybe your ambitions aren’t so high- working out, extra money, sleep, the hustle and bustle , the corporate ladde....   [tags: missions christians, god, hands, mother]
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Comparing the Native Characters in Colonial Literature to the European Characters in Post-Colonial - When European colonial authors introduced us to the native, they created the native; the native character became more real to European readers than the actual inhabitants of the new world. The natives' overwhelming otherness eclipsed any individuality that might have been found among them. The native was childish, incapable of reason, and savagely unchristian, or as Lord Cromer described him, a being which "generally acts, speaks and thinks in a manner that is exactly opposite to the European" (qtd....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Surrogate Motherhood - Surrogate Motherhood is something that not many people actually support, even though it “is one of the many reproductive techniques that have enabled infertile couples to have children” (qtd. in Freedman). There are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. The traditional type of surrogacy involves the surrogate mother being (AI) artificially inseminated with the sperm of the intended father or sperm from a donor when the sperm count is low. In either case the surrogate’s own egg will be used....   [tags: Women's Health]
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The Joys of Planning a Wedding - The Joys of Planning a Wedding The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I’ve always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman, that is rarely the case....   [tags: Wedding Planners Marriage Essays] 987 words
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The Joys of Studying Literature - The Joys of Studying Literature One of the main joys of studying English is what could be called its liberating ambiguity. With Science or, to a greater extent, Mathematics, there is often only one ‘right’ answer, and all else is wrong. Even where there may be some scope for divergence, that scope is often minute; the answer must be correct to a specific number of decimal places and/or certain range of digits. English, however, is an almost boundless field of possibilities in which one may argue as one pleases, so long as one is able to back up that argument....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 431 words
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Poet, Seamus Heaney Focuses on the Simple Joys of Life - ... The poem focuses on the political turmoil, between England and Ireland as it depicts an invasion of Irish soil. “Docker” speaks to the more realistic side of hard work and life, using personification and diction to paint a picture of a weary, working man in a pub. Heaney’s poems are unvarnished odes to his homeland’s glory and human life. I wrote the poem “The Potter” using narrative format, and personification, -two elements often found in Heaney’s works- in an attempt to imitate his style of writing....   [tags: contemporary author, personification, human] 561 words
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Motherhood: Addicted Mothers - Methods This study investigated motherhood from substance addicted mothers’own perspective. The survey was conducted at an inpatient ward at a substance abuse clinic in Norway. To gain new insight about the participant`s life-world, a qualitative methodology is the best approach (Kvale, 2002). Data were collected using individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, in order to produce thick descriptions. A thick description is one that explains a human behavior in its context, so that the behavior becomes meaningful, also from an outsiders’ point of view....   [tags: mental health, substance abuse]
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Selfhood and Motherhood in The Awakening by Kate Chopin - ... fond of her children in an uneven, impulsive way (Chopin 47) … their absence was a sort of relief, though she did not admit this, even to herself. It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her (Chopin 48).” As Edna's sense of autonomy and quest for selfhood develops, she emphasizes a desire to return to painting and begins to fully experience human emotion and the ingenuity in creating art: "It moved her with recollections . . ....   [tags: literary analysis, author]
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Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood - Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood Patriarchy has tactfully created a myth that motherhood is the only sphere that is essentially ordained for women. Women as a sex are considered to be the natural reproducers of mankind - naturally supposed to be the child bearers and rearers. Patriarchy celebrates this innate capacity of women as the so called woman – power. It indulges in an exaggeration of the motherly values of nature. Self effacement, unconditional love and devoted service are demanded from women for the perpetuation of patriarchal norms....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Motherhood, Otello And The Theatre Experience - The theatre experience can be explained as a measurement of satisfaction that a person attains after attending a theatrical performance. A positive theatre experience should be a truly cathartic event that evokes excitement and delight in the audience. A negative theatre experience, on the other hand, will have little to no impact on the audience and will most likely cause its members to be bored. Two theatrical presentations that provide contradicting theatre experiences are Otello and Motherhood, Madness and the State of the Universe....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Motherhood - Motherhood Many different aspects of life characterize motherhood. Traditions along with society influence the role of motherhood. Carol Stacks' "All our Kin," is an essay about the "structuring of kin groups" (1974, p.47). In the society, if the mother is not mature enough to raise the child, a close female relative takes on the role of the mother; whereas, the man has the option of choosing to claim the child and take on the responsibilities of fatherhood or he can imply that the father could be anyone, which is a socially acceptable reason....   [tags: Papers] 787 words
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Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans - Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans Community, rituals, magical beliefs and practices are very important things to Native American people. Native American people live by these rituals and beliefs, they live around their community; their community isn’t just that, but their family as well. Parents don’t just raise their children but the whole community has a hand in raising all of the children. Family is a very important part of Native American people’s lives, they keep traditions going with their families, parents raise their children the same way that they were raised by their parents....   [tags: Culture Cultural Sociology Essays] 953 words
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CareerMom: Self-Help Balancing Career and Motherhood - ... I wrote to Uncle Sam, who was very enthusiastic. When could I let him have the manuscript. I already have used the 3 months of my maternity to write and so I sent to him for proof reading. Gbenga a dear friend of mine later commented, “I think it will be a winner, but I don’t like the title”. I didn’t either. It was The Career Woman, A Guide for Balancing Work and Motherhood. A stupid, patronizing title. We emailed each other severally, and discussed about publishing the book, and about titles, titles, titles....   [tags: working, titles, book, advice] 606 words
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Should Surrogate Motherhood be Allowed? - Surrogate Motherhood is when one women carries to term the fertilized egg of another woman. This procedure is chosen by married couples who can not conceive a child in the “natural way”. In some occasions the mother may be able to produce an egg, but has no womb or some other physical problem which prevents her from carrying a child. Whether or not the husband can produce a large amount of sperm is not a problem. Once the egg and sperm are combined in a petri dish fertilization is very likely to occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Lacanian Study of Motherhood in the Poems of William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth was a prolific poet of the Romantic movement, perhaps best known for publishing Lyrical Ballads with friend and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. These poems were written in what Wordsworth described as a ‘common tongue’ with a focus on themes often found in Romantic poetry, such as the pastoral, the mythical, fragmentation, heroism and satire. In Lyrical Ballads one recurring subject almost unique to Wordsworth in its passion and persistence is that of motherhood....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Fertility and Motherhood in The Handmaid´s Tale by Margaret Atwood - ... The quotation at the beginning of the book ‘‘And when Rachel saw the she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob, Give me children or else I die...And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees,that I may also have children by her.’’ makes it seem that Gilead wants to go back to traditional values, thus manipulates its citizens that their ideology is correct since it corresponds with what the Bible says. Consequently, this state is telling its citizens that a woman’s worthiness only depends if she is able to produce or not....   [tags: Society, Childbearing]
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Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Hope for Humanity in _Frozen River_ - In Frozen River (2008), Courtney Hunt tells a story of a white, poverty-stricken mother of two, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), who partners by chance with a Mohawk Indian mother named Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), in smuggling of illegal immigrants to the US from Canada across the frozen river (St. Lawrence River) – the border. Author of The New York Times article aptly states that Hunt’s film “evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty” (Holden)....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Prostitution, Motherhood, and Full Equality - Prostitution, Motherhood, and Full Equality Just as the needs of individuals change over time, so do the needs of social movements. Leaders come and go. Tactics change from time to time. But the goal always remains the same. While the movement to secure equal rights for the American Negro needed different leaders and different tactics at different times during its history, so it was with the women's movement in America. While the movement initially sought equal treatment for women in everything, the struggle required changes in both leadership and in tactics before the goal was achieved....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Popularity of Social Networking Sites - ... They may even don’t know these sites before, and then they go to register an account. When they begin using social networking sites, lots of their friends will be affected and follow the trend. For example, my friend, Jun, didn’t download any social networking apps before. When she found that all her friends were having fun in social networking apps, she began using these apps and was addicted to them. Therefore, copycat effect causes social networking sites become more widely used. Second, with the development of the network, social networking sites are very convenient to access, which is an important reason for their popularity....   [tags: social networking, joys of life] 670 words
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Motherhood Under Slavery in Tony Morrison’s Beloved - Tony Morrison’s novel Beloved, explores how slavery effects of the lives of former slaves. Morrison focuses more specifically on how the women in these situations are affected. One of the main areas affected in the lives of these women is motherhood. By describing the experiences of the mothers in her story (primarily Baby Suggs and Sethe) Morrison shows how slavery warped and shaped motherhood, and the relationships between mothers and children of the enslaved. In Beloved the slavery culture separates mothers and children both physically and emotionally....   [tags: Beloved Essays]
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Pint Size: The Life Changing Event of Motherhood - I was a typical teenager my life revolved around friends and late night trips to Walmart, however that was soon to change. When you are eighteen you never dream that at such a young age our life goes from late nights with friends to wales for attention from a tiny child. My way of motherhood came to me by three events that will forever define me as who I am. Waiting on those two little pink lines was like waiting on honey to be pour on a cold January morning. I received a text that changed my life forever; my best friend since middle school just told me she might be pregnant....   [tags: godson, baby, friend] 954 words
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Surrogate Motherhood and Technology - Surrogate Motherhood and Technology Surrogacy: The Technology Reproductive technologies have a lot to do with the theology of the family. One aspect of reproductive technology deals with the issue of pregnancy for profit. This concept is known as surrogacy, and it is used for procreation. Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children of their own.1 A surrogate mother is a woman who carries the child, usually for an infertile couple. Surrogacy has been around for a long time; it dates back to biblical times....   [tags: Pregnancy Reproduction Essays]
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Buchi Emechetas Ona - Buchi Emechetas Ona "Ona" is as Much a Love Story as it is a Tale of Ritualized Beliefs and Cultural Behavior Patterns often stories in a particular culture take into account, and capitalize on symbols of that particular culture for thematic effectiveness. Many indigenous stories thus contain generalized patterns of beliefs that serve as the backdrop which enables readers to relate to the stories and the content thereof. Buchi Emecheta's "Ona" is a powerful love story that centers around ritualized beliefs and cultural behavior patterns of one African tribe....   [tags: essays papers] 1274 words
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Postponing Motherhood - Postponing Motherhood As a senior in a small high school in Connecticut, Jane Swanson* was attending weekly volleyball team practices, planning for college, studying for tests, and spending time with her friends and her boyfriend. She was a typical teenager until, at 17, she learned that she was pregnant. Stunned by the news and unsure of what to do, she spoke to her friends about her options. She was especially surprised because she was using condoms and practicing safe sex. Sadly, half of the 1.3 million women having abortions each year used some form of contraception when they became pregnant....   [tags: Pregnancy Birth Children Short Stories Papers] 2154 words
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The Joys of Winter - A cold, depressing, long period of time where people are upset and broke from the cost of happiness; runny noses, cheeks rosy and never feeling dressed warm enough: Is it really the most wonderful time of the year. In my eyes, it is. Winter to me; is something completely different. A time where you wake up snuggled up with the heat blaring, a time where everything around you takes your breath away and a time where what you have is cherished most. What is truly so great about winter. The atmosphere changes, the spirituality really stands out due to Christmas and happiness is like the flu that we all manage to catch....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative Essay] 787 words
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The Joys of Education - If the world were a sinister, daunting, and volatile beast, economics would surely be its radiance. Thoughts linger, surrounded by questions, I could not seem to answer, then, revealing itself to me like a curtain being pulled away, the prevailing facet about an education in economics is the simple truth that through conjecture, historical review, and analysis, the aptitudes learned can be applied throughout one’s life. It is the social science which helps define the world, the light shining, revealing the road ahead, its inclinations, agents, and resources....   [tags: Personal Experience, Importance of Education] 518 words
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The Joys of Fishing - Fishing is an activity I have enjoyed doing ever since I was a little kid. In fact, one of my first fishing voyages was with my grandpa when I was about eight years old. He was an avid fisherman who went fishing almost every day and knew everything there was to know about fishing. Grandpa got me hooked on fishing. After Grandpa died, my dad picked up where Grandpa left off. We had a pontoon, and Dad took my brothers and me fishing whenever we had the chance. To this day, I still love fishing just as much as I had on my first fishing trip with my grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1417 words
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The Joys of Teaching - ... The supervisor was agreeing with this point but he just wants the students to be better and better at learning the language. He said : well, it is not a problem from teachers but it would be a great task if the English teachers in this school cooperate together to come out with one teaching methodology in order to take over this problem. Hence, me and my colleagues who are teaching English in our school had decided to help on this problem. We had come with an idea and asked the administration to agree to put on two classes for a pronunciation correction per week to work with the students with out and barriers in order to get this problem solved....   [tags: personal narrative] 2245 words
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The Joys of Finance - ... Other concepts such as NPV also provide me with brand new perspectives to see my life in a more optimistic way. Finance becomes more interesting when I am able to see beyond finance itself. By linking finance to my situation, I have learned more about how to live a happier life, which gives me more fun while working. Fascination about Numbers Perhaps my unmitigated fascination about numbers predestined my passion for finance. I love to be able to see the facts—whether about a specific company or the entire market—through calculation and interpreting financial reports....   [tags: College Admission Essay] 658 words
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Orwells "such, Such Were The Joys....": Alienation And Other Such Joy - Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys....": Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout "Such, Such Were the Joys...." He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconcilable with what he knows society expects of him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1676 words
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Theme of Motherhood in James Joyce's Ulysses - James Joyce structured Ulysses to correspond with events in Homer's Odyssey. The relationship between two principle characters in Ulysses, Leopold Bloom as a sonless father and Stephen Dedalus as a fatherless son parallels the circumstances of Odysseus and Telemachus. This interpretation of the relationship between Bloom and Stephen, however, does not account for a significant theme of Ulysses, that of motherhood. Despite the idea that Bloom is a father looking for a son and that Stephen is a son looking for a father, the desires of both of these characters go beyond that of a father and son relationship....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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The Harried Coffee Culture vs. the Joys of Drinking Tea - The Harried Coffee Culture vs. the Joys of Drinking Tea Dawn approaches. Signs and sounds of life appear as warm-blooded creatures slough off the chill of night and lumber forth to greet the day. Chitterings and grunts, screeches and roaring fill the ether and rise to a crescendo as beasts gather for their early morning feeding. Many creatures are thrown together, instigating the occasional scuffle as each vies for position. Claws flash, accompanied by warning growls as dominance exerts itself, subordinates retreating with rumbling complaint....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument 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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Motherhood in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun - Motherhood in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun I have read the two plays, "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, both of have a big impact on me. The two plays circle around the family values that convey the character of motherhood where mothers have to have a responsibility to raise, to provide their best and to sacrifice for their children. In these two plays, even expressing differently, mothers all show love to their children; they all want their children to have a happy life....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. Jacobs - Motherhood is a compassionate kinship between the mother and her offspring. Becoming a mother can be planned or unplanned depending on the person. Families tend to cherish the new beginning to a little human life. When someone decides to have a new life, it isn’t easy, and not only can some women not get pregnant, but the variation your body endures is amazing. The body goes through many life changing experiences. Some women can gain weight, or have a rollercoaster of emotions due to their hormones....   [tags: offspring, motherhood]
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Meridian, by Alice Walker - The women of the late sixties, although some are older than others, in Alice Walker’s fiction that exhibit the qualities of the developing, emergent model are greatly influenced through the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Motherhood is a major theme in modern women’s literature, which examines as a sacred, powerful, and spiritual component of the woman’s life. Alice Walker does not choose Southern black women to be her major protagonists only because she is one, but because she had discovered in the tradition and history they collectively experience an understanding of oppression that has been drawn from them a willingness to reject the principle and to hold what is difficult....   [tags: Motherhood, Traditions] 864 words
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Motherhood and Revolutionary Ideas About Theatre in Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Motherhood and Revolutionary Ideas About Theatre in Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht’s play The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a social and political commentary, focusing on justice and motherhood. Using revolutionary theatrical techniques and devices to reinforce his theme, Brecht attempts to free his audience from the constraints of traditional theatre, enabling them to make impartial judgments of their own. Despite combining these radical ideas about theatre with the theme of motherhood, Brecht does not wholly succeed in alienating the audience, as it is impossible for them to totally distance themselves from such an emotive subject as motherhood....   [tags: Caucasian Chalk Circle Brecht] 1597 words
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Correlation and Causation in the News between Obesity, Sleep, Religion and Motherhood - Our current society is dealing with obesity more than our previous generations. Recent research studies shows there is a correlation between obesity and other disease such as cancer diabetes and high blood pressure just to name a few. Other studies show the lack of sleep can be linked to weight gain, religious socials can lead to weight gain, and women who bear children. This paper will discuss the evidence that three news paper articles on if they provide a correlation and causation between sleep, religion, motherhood, and obesity....   [tags: unhealthy overweight]
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Motherhood and Sin Explored in John Milton's Paradise Lost - Motherhood and Sin Explored in John Milton's Paradise Lost There are very few representations of active motherhood in Paradise Lost, and of these, only one has a speaking role: Sin, the daughter of Satan and the mother of shapeless Death. While Milton portrays Nature and Earth as mother figures, and Eve¹s most common epithet is First Mother¹ or Mother of Mankind¹, none of these characters (or, failing that, images) is indicative of active motherhood. Eve has no children at any point in the poem, and as one of the primary conditions of motherhood is most likely that one will have had to have borne a child, she is not a viable choice for finding any representation of true motherhood....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]
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Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood - Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood In Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich effectively weaves her own story into a convincing account of what it means to become a mother within the bonds of patriarchal culture. Her conclusion that the institution of motherhood, which she distinguishes from motherhood, must be destroyed in order to release the creation and sustenance of life into the same realm of decision, struggle, surprise, imagination, and conscious intelligence, as any other difficult, but freely chosen work is substantiated by her courageous confession that contradicts culturally normative notions of motherhood....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Woman Born Essays] 662 words
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Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song - Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song In Plath's poetry she is very depressed about her life but when you look at the poems, 'You're' and 'Morning Song' you get a new view on her life. These poems are about her opinion and feelings on motherhood and are her only positive poems that we have studied so far. Morning song is when Plath writes about her new baby daughter and how she feels towards her and 'you're', is a celebratory poem about approaching motherhood....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Motherhood in Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Motherhood, in its simplest definition is the state of being a mother; however, it isn't as clear cut and emotionless as the definition implies. Motherhood holds a different meaning for everyone. For some it is a positive experience, for others it's negative. Different situations change motherhood and the family unit. Slavery is an institution that twists those ideas into something hardly recognizable. The Master and the Mistress are parental figures. Slaves never became adults; they are called boy or girl no matter what their age....   [tags: American Literature] 1205 words
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The Joys of Dog Rearing - ... We contacted the appropriate breeder in Wisconsin, and several weeks later “Woody” arrived at the Asheville air terminal where I picked him up. He was only eight weeks old and groggy from being sedated for the flight when I aired him on the grass adjacent to the terminal. I thought to myself, “What a calm and mellow puppy.” I have seldom been more wrong in my initial assessment of any critter before or since. It turned out that we had just become the dumbfounded owners of the most energetic dog I ever owned....   [tags: personal narrative] 676 words
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When Babies Aren't Enough by Jessica Hopkins - Is there a common attitude society has towards women, and their roles as mothers. Betty Rollin, American journalist, reporter, and author, believes there is. She calls it the motherhood myth. She writes about this subject in her essay, “Motherhood: Who Needs It?” The myth is the idea that all normal women want and need to become mothers (Rollin 286). Rollin believes this is false, and argues that there is no biological drive or instinct, that makes women want to become mothers. Society reinforces this myth into us, through many forms of propaganda....   [tags: motherhood, babies, society influence]
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No Longer one of the Boys - Introduction This critical review will examine and analyze the article No Longer ‘One of the Boys’: Negotiations with Motherhood, as Prospect or Reality, among Women in Engineering written by Gillian Ranson (2005) and published by the CRSA/RCSA. This article provides an overall assessment of the challenges women face in the male dominated field of engineering. Specifically, it addresses how women handle the stresses of being engineers and mothers. This critical review will analyze the content of the article, explore the strengths and weaknesses, critique the methodology and consider what could have been done differently....   [tags: women in engineering, motherhood]
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The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies - The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies Background The past two decades have shown a decline in adolescent pregnancy but today, the United States continues to hold the number one position for highest adolescent pregnancy rates among developed countries.1 Research has found that about two in every five teenage girls become pregnant before the age of twenty years old.2 The recurrence of early childhood bearing now reaches up to 900,000 pregnancies each year in the United States.1 The various factors associated with high prevalence of teenage motherhood can be seen among communities affected by low socioeconomic status, a lack of education, and more intere...   [tags: adolescent pregnancy, motherhood]
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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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Character Analysis of Hedda in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler - ... Among the growing list of Hedda’s grievances throughout the play, the possibility of motherhood features prominently. Hedda reveals to Judge Brack in Act Two that she has no ambitions to raise children, though hints throughout the play intimate that Hedda is indeed pregnant. Hedda’s selfish nature prohibits her from wanting to tend so tirelessly to the needs of another. Moreover, the addition of a child to the Tesman household would only exacerbate the financial situation Hedda already views as far less than desirable....   [tags: selfish, motherhood, suicide] 1659 words
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The Significance of Motherhood Throughout I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - When reading this novel, one can notice a number of attributes to motherhood that have been highlighted by the author. First of all, it is important to note that there are two mother figures in Maya’s life, and these are Vivian and Annie. Vivian is her biological mother, while Annie is her paternal grandmother whom she refers to as momma and spends a substantial part of her life at her house. At first Maya is bitter about being abandoned by her parents, however she slowly adapts to living with her grandmother along with her brother Bailey....   [tags: assurance, strength, rape]
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Teen Pregnancy: How to Prevent It - ... Latinas should also be a main focus when trying to do so. Teens should be able to easily access valid information about adolescent motherhood through schools, outside programs, parents, and any other trusted source. Technology such as apps can have an effect on teens when helping to remind them of contraceptive use. One program that has joined the effort in preventing young adult pregnancy is the Healthy Families America (HFA) intervention program. HFA is a home visiting program that has continuously helped to reduce the amount of adolescent mothers with harsh parenting behaviors or those who act inappropriately while pregnant or raising a child....   [tags: motherhood, education, solutions]
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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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