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Go Ask Alice Summary - Go Ask Alice Summary An unnamed fifteen-year-old diarist, whom the novel's title refers to as Alice, starts a diary. With a sensitive, observant style, she records her adolescent agony: she worries about what her crush Roger thinks of her; she despises her weight gain; she fears her budding sexuality; she is uncomfortable at school; she has difficulty relating to her parents. Alice's father, a college professor, accepts a teaching position at a different college and the family will move at the start of the new year, which cheers Alice up....   [tags: Summary Ask Alice Book Review] 1248 words
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Go Ask Alice - Long Hard Road of Adolescence Reading through the novel, Go Ask Alice, finding out all of the unbelievable, yet true, experiences and feelings of Alice is quite shocking. No matter how shocking they may seem, you can very easily relate those experiences and feelings to those of a typical day-in and day-out teenager. Those characteristics being loneliness, a generation gap, and defiance. At the beginning of the novel, Alice finds herself to be very lonely. As like other teenagers, she goes through many emotional states that may lead to “dieting”, starving oneself, or binge eating....   [tags: alice] 428 words
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Go Ask Alice - The author in Go Ask Alice explains her view of life in her diary. Her view of life and living changes throughout the story as she experiences deaths, drugs, and personal struggles. Near the beginning of her diary, she writes about how when she dies she wanted to be crimated instead of buried. She explains how the thought of being burried scares her and how the worms and maggots will eat your skin while you are dead. The idea of maggots eating people's dead bodies comes back several times throughout the story....   [tags: deaths, drugs, struggles] 819 words
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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks - Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks Setting The setting in this book I liked the most was the scene where Alice and her friend Chris run away to San Francisco to start a new life. On page 56 Alice and Chris sneak off in the middle of the night, Alice doesn't write a date, however she tells us the bus she is taking is leaving at 4:30 a.m. I think I like this part because they both want to leave and start a new life, and when someone is in a bad position as themselves, I think it's only right that they get to start a new life....   [tags: Book Report Sparks Alice] 1180 words
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Go Ask Alice By Anonymous - Teenagers of every race, religion, and clique relate deeply to the words of the anonymous teenager within the book Go Ask Alice, by an anonymous girl whose life enters a place where, as most teenagers, she has no idea who to turn to, or where to go. "Oh dear god, help me adjust, help me be accepted, help me belong, don't let me be an outcast and a drag on my family," (Anonymous, 13). With these words, we are accepted into the girl's life, and into her heart and mind. I chose this quote because it is one quote that I think relates to the theme....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Novel Versus the Movie Adaption of "Go Ask Alice" - Through out the history of film, many productions have been made based on best selling novels. An award winning novel by the name of “Go Ask Alice” did that; this book is about a teenage girls struggle with drugs. Creating film adaptations for movies has become very common because directors can be sure that their target audiences are intrigued by the topic of their future film. Readers often look forward to seeing their favourite novel be brought to life; however, when the adaptation is not done correctly it can bring a great deal of disappointment....   [tags: Drugs, Addiction, Films, Film Analysis] 1565 words
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A True Battle Against Drugs in Go Ask Alice - ... I won’t ever again. I hereby solemnly promise that I will from this day forward live so that everyone I know can be proud of me and so that I can be proud of myself!” She initially says no when Jill calls her, but after getting bored decides to go out with Bill. She tells herself that she won’t do anything, but ends up doing acid. She also loses her virginity. Afterwards, Roger, a guy she used to like, comes back to town, and they reconnect. She feels ashamed of herself again, and swears off of drugs....   [tags: addiction, bullied, relationships]
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Go Ask Alice - Go Ask Alice. Alice is fifteen, white, middle, class. She diets, she dates. She loves Roger but the most time he doesn’t notice her. If she would ever sleep with a boy she would sleep with him. Alice hates her look. She wants to be pretty and slim. Lately she loses fascination about all things. School is boring and she doesn’t even go to parties. Her parents want to move. Her Dad is invited to become the Dean of the Political Science at - . Alice is happy and is not hard for her to leave the old school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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Go Ask Alice - The 1970s was a time of change. A time of revolution. War was the topic of nearly all conversations and sex and drugs were on everyone’s minds. While boogie fever swept dance floors, young men were sent off to die in a war that they could never win. Richard Nixon was in office and his scandal was to influence politics for years to come. The bright blue bell-bottom pants with the pink and orange flowers sewed on were the coolest thing…oh excuse me, I mean the “grooviest” thing to have. Big cars were the big thing and inflation was as “high” as the teenagers smoking pot and shooting heroin....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Go Ask Alice - Go Ask Alice, written by an anonymous author, is a diary kept by a fifteen-year-old drug user. The author, through this book, doesn’t wants his readers to look for advise in it, but to learn about the real world in which some teenagers have to live through. Alice, the main character, made the worst mistake ever and radically changed her life around to fit in with the crowd . She is soon exposed to drugs, sex and violence. It is a battle that Alice can win, but sometimes as much as you want something, the environment around you can pull you back....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Go Ask Alice - Go Ask Alice Have you ever had a problem. I'm sure you have because everybody sometime in there life does. The book I read Go Ask Alice by an anonymous author is all about problems, conflicts, and how to deal with them. I would give a lot of information on the author if that was possible, but the author is anonymous so I can not do so. From the very first page I had a hunch that this book was about a drug addiction problem. "SUGAR & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE; ACID & SMACK & NO WAY BACK" (page 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2430 words
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Go Ask Alice - Go Ask Alice Go Ask Alice is the diary of a young 15 year old drug abuser. At the beginning of the book, "Alice" is a typical, insecure, middle class teenager that only thinks with boys, diets, and popularity. She never taught of getting into drugs. This girl had a lot of self esteem, and was very happy. Her life changes for the worse when her family moves to a new town and she finds herself less popular and more isolated than ever before. That is why she buys this diary to express herself with personal taughts....   [tags: Novel Review Drug Addiction] 879 words
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Go Ask Alice - A Verwachtingen en eerste reactie The reason that I've chosen this book is that I thought, by reading the back of the book, it would be an interesting and good book. My first impression of the book was that it is a touching story, while I was reading it, it was like it was me who was going through everything, it felt as if I was Alice. B Samenvatting en analyse 1 zakelijke gegevens van het boek: a Go ask Alice. b Anonymous c Simon Pulse d 1971 e 185 2 een EIGEN samenvatting van het verhaal (in het Nederlands), maximaal 1 a4-tje Alice was een meisje die zichzelf te dikvondt en probeert af te vallen....   [tags: Foreign Language] 1752 words
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Go Ask Alice - Go Ask Alice This book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the "perfect" life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and becomes paranoid, all because of her newly found lust for drugs. It didn't just happen overnight. She started to take sleeping pills and tranquilizers to fall asleep but friends slipped her LSD and from then on she was hooked....   [tags: essays research papers] 1117 words
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Book Assessment of Go Ask Alice - Book Assessment: Go Ask Alice 1) The most important character in the book is Alice. Her name is not Alice but her real name is never revealed so she is referred to as Alice. She is a lonely, middle class white teenager trying to pull through the long hard years of adolescence. Her life is not too exciting and her friends are dorky and unpopular. One summer day she is invited to mingle with the ?popular. group and she eagerly accepts. Virtually overnight, she is experimenting with drugs and doing things she never would have dreamed of doing....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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Analysis of Animal Characters in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Why are animal characters so popular in children’s literature. Why do they tend to be either fierce or friendly. How do animal characters impact children’s literature. In Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, the animal characters are very weird. They were supposed to guide Alice through the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. I believe the audience expected that animal characters are supposed to because they are the ones who should be a role model for kids to look up or when they read it....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]
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Sensible Nonsense in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved children’s classic for over a century and was originally told to entertain a close friend’s child, Alice Liddell; yet, it has now become one of the most analyzed children’s stories with its many paradoxes. While it could be acclaimed to feminism with its many intense female characters that often illustrate poor decisions or historical with its Victorian era time frame, the two that best fit are psychoanalytical and existentialism. Via these schools of literary criticism, one can make a complete picture of a young girl in an irrational adult world....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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Familial History Throughout Alice Walker´s Essays - History History shapes and molds us by teaching lessons that later we are either rewarded or punished depending on the outcome of these lessons. Through those punishments and rewards, we learn what is wrong, what is right, what is expected of us, and what most likely going to happen in different situations. These things that are learned become different forms of history such as personal, family, cultural, etc. Each of these has a different significance to each person based on his or her own experiences....   [tags: Alice Walker, Every Use]
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Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Everyday Use by Alice Walker Through contrasting family members and views in "Everyday Use", Alice Walker illustrates the importance of understanding our present life in relation to the traditions of our own people and culture. Using careful descriptions and attitudes, Walker demonstrates which factors contribute to the values of one's heritage and culture; she illustrates that these are represented not by the possession of objects or mere appearances, but by one's lifestyle and attitude. Throughout the story, Walker personifies the different sides of culture and heritage in the characters of Dee and the mother (the narrator)....   [tags: Alice Walker Everyday Use]
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Alice in Wonderland - The Role of Rational Thinking in Alice’s Identity Crisis Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland follows the story of young Alice trapped in the world of Wonderland after falling down through a rabbit-hole. The rabbit-hole which is filled with bookshelves, maps, and other objects foreshadows the set of rules, the ones Alice is normally accustomed to, will be defied in Wonderland. This conflict between her world and Wonderland becomes evident shortly after her arrival as evinced by chaos in “Pool of Tears” and Alice brings up the main theme of the book “was I the same when I got up this morning....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Rational Thinking]
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Florence by Alice Childress - Florence by Alice Childress This 1950 play by Alice Childress takes place in a train station waiting room in a very small town in the south. The play describes how Miss Whitney, an old black woman, discovers that her premonition of the success of her daughter, Florence, as a black actress is undesirably similar to that of a racist, white society. This troubling discovery has just as strong an impact on the reader as it does on Miss Whitney. This drama teaches the reader how the views and opinions of individuals or groups can influence other individuals or groups to approach situations with the same reaction, although their views and opinions may be opposite....   [tags: Florence Alice Childress Essays] 1179 words
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Alice Walker's Everyday Use - Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" In the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, the author portrays opposing ideas about one’s heritage. Through the eyes of two daughters, Dee and Maggie, who have chosen to live their lives in very different manners, the reader can choose which character to identify most with by judging what is really important in one’s life. In Dee’s case, she goes out to make all that can of herself while leaving her past behind, in comparison to Maggie, who stays back with her roots and makes the most out of the surroundings that she has been placed in....   [tags: Alice Walker Everyday Use Essays]
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The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls   When we are adolescents we see the world through our parents' eyes.  We struggle to define ourselves within their world, or to even break away from their world.  Often, the birth of our "self" is defined in a moment of truth or a moment of heightened self-awareness that is the culmination of a group of events or the result of a life crisis or struggle.  In literature we refer to this birth of "self" as an epiphany.  Alice Munro writes in "Boys and Girls" about her own battle to define herself.  She is torn between the "inside" world of her mother and the "outside" world of her father.  In the beginning her father's world prevails, but b...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls   Since the beginning of time, gender roles have existed in society.  Women were assigned the tasks of child-care and food preparation.  Men performed most activities that required physical strength.  As society progressed, the role of women did not.  Although less emphasis is placed on gender roles today, gender roles still exist. In 1968, Alice Munro wrote, "Boys and Girls" to address the confusion that gender roles may cause in a modern society. "Boys and Girls" is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who is enjoying her tomboy years and is defiant about becoming a woman.  The theme in "Boys and Girls" is this transition from the childhood...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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Alice Waters: Mother of California Cuisine - When choosing a famous culinarian I probably should have chosen someone a bit more famous like Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsey, or Anthony Bourdain; (at least that way I would have a plethora of bios, summaries, and different multi medias to work with) who mind you are all amazing chefs and have made great names for themselves. But they are all “cookie cutter” chefs. They each have amazing talent and great TV personalities. But what have any of them done to enhance our industry. what have they done to revitalize a dieing breed....   [tags: famous culinarians]
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A Comparison of Romare Bearden and Alice Walker - Visual Artists are people who usually create art for visual perception in drawing, sculpture, graphics and painting, while authors are people who write novels, essays and poems for reading and understanding. When it comes to comparing Romare Bearden and Alice Walker, Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte North Carolina while Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia with both of them being born in the South at the time of racial segregation in the south. They both move to New York to pursue their carriers with Bearden moving to New York at a young age with his parents while Walker came to New York later in life to complete her education....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Animal Characters in Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the animal characters are very strange. In audience’s expectation, Lewis Carroll was supposed to guide Alice throughout the traditional fairytale world she has created, but instead they were negative influences on this child. Do the animal characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland disobey the animal characters in traditional fairytales. The animals in Alice argue with her, confuse her, and tell her upsetting stories instead of guiding her through the fairytale world she has created....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis] 2153 words
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Alice in Wonderland: Children’s Story or Fairytale? - The story of Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, is a captivating story that follows a young girl Alice, as the protagonist, on her journey down a rabbit hole and through Wonderland. The text itself is often defined as a children’s story, rather than a particular type of folkloric literature, yet when reading the text from a perspective other then that of a children’s book, the reader notices many folkloric symbolism that become apparent throughout the story. When analyzing the text, it can be argued that Alice in Wonderland is in fact a fantastical fairytale, encompassing an abundance of important fairytale elements....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Alice - Alice Do you know Alice. The character in Go Ask Alice is a fifteen years old girl who became addicted to drugs and unfortunately dies because of it. She is from a high middle class family. Her father is college professor and her mother stays home and takes care of the kids. The girl thinks she is stupid and cannot measure up with her parent’s expectations, she is not happy with herself. The way that she looks or thinks and feels She is not confident. The girl in this book suffers from low self-esteem....   [tags: essays papers] 924 words
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Alice's Suicide in Kindred - Alice's Suicide: Her Only Way to Freedom The Book Kindred, written by Octavia E. Butler, is full of scenes where power, submission and pain are seen throughout its pages. The scene that by far shocked me the most was when Dana discovered that Alice had committed suicide. The whole situation is an act of desperation where a woman has lost the inspiration of her life with nothing to live for. The scene started when Dana walked into the barn where once she had been whipped. She tried to get used to the darkness....   [tags: Octavia Butler] 764 words
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Literary Elements of The Color Purple - Alice Walker may seem the usual type of author that is ordinary in her writing. Actually, she is not. She uses a different method to make us feel the suspense of the story with vivid details. You only live life once so why not take advantage of it. In The Color Purple, Celie’s life is the contrary. You may ask why, but there are people out there who are afraid to speak up. Alice Walker seemed to portray this novel very well making it seem realistic. The tone Walker used in the novel seemed confessional and private towards the only person she could actually tell her feelings to, God....   [tags: Alice Walker, Analytical Essay] 1088 words
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Everyday Use, by Alice Walker - ... Through-out the beginning of the story, Mama sings her daughters praises, speaking of her education and her beauty. She compares Dee against her younger sister Maggie, “Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure” (Walker par 10), but her praises remain only on superficial good qualities that Dee possesses. Although Mama speaks highly of her daughter, the tone that Walker writes Mama’s attitude gives the reader an understanding that Mama was slightly resentful toward her daughter, and had hard feelings for Dee’s materialistic love for the finer things in life....   [tags: maggie, dee, materialistic love]
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Florence by Alice Childress - ... Mentally, she behaves respectfully while talking with this character with familiar warmth and friendliness through the time they know of each other. It is evident that this is a safe conversation for her, and not a kind of conversation that brings her any sort of pressure. On the other hand, the third and most conflictive character: Mrs. Carter makes it possible for us to appreciate Mama at her most mentally engaged side. The racial conflict that is carrying along the lines of this play is the most significant aspect of it and how it affects Mama mentally from Mrs....   [tags: literary analysis, civil rights, discrimination]
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Theme of Heritage in Walker's Everyday Use - "Growing up in Different Eras of time and disparities between the quality of education affect peoples’ perception of heritage." "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker was an inspiring story of family and heritage. Simplicity against complexity. The old ways and the new ways. It was about people fighting for change and other people who were content with the way things were. The story takes place in the 60’s or 70’s and is written in the first person from the mother’s perspective....   [tags: Alice Walker] 1499 words
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The Strength of a Woman Revealed in The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Strength of the Black Woman Revealed The Color Purple is a 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Alice Walker that tells the story of an African American woman living in the rural south during the first half of the twentieth century. At the beginning of the novel the main protagonist, Celie, is introduced as an emotionally scarred young girl but by the book’s end she is an independent, strong, and happy woman. Although the critics agree to disagree about many aspects of this novel one thing is clear, The Color Purple affirms “It’s not about supplication it’s about power....   [tags: African-American, Abuse, Stages]
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The Journey to Find Yourself in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Throughout life, one has many idea’s about self identity, culture, and heritage. People are always discovering new things about themselves and how their culture and heritage helps to cultivate their identity. In “Everyday Use”, Alice Walkers shows the development of Dee’s idea of her own culture, heritage, and identity by examining Dee’s teenage years, young adulthood, and Dee’s journey to a more mature, developed and certain sense of self. In the beginning of “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker shows the hatred and animosity that Dee feels in her teenage years through her hostility to her family’s abode, yearning need for nice things....   [tags: culture, hatred, family]
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Lives of Girls and Women: Curiosity by Alice Munro - The process in which human beings advance through different stages in their life towards adulthood is highly hellacious. Moreover, it is very likely that one might encounter some difficulty in this progression. However, it is in human nature that we learn by failing at things, then mastering them by repeating them again and again. In the novel Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munroe presents the life of Del Jordan in a very interesting way. The novel is divided into eight stages of Del’s life, where she experiences different scenarios which ultimately give her a better understanding of life....   [tags: del jordan, curious]
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Misfortunes of Dreams in Everyday Use” by Alice Walker - ... Maggie lacks any drive or ambition and feels inferior to Dee. In short Mama describes Dee merely by saying “Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nice hair and a fuller figure” (61): “She would always look anyone in the eye: Hesitation was no part of her nature” (60). But she does refer to Dee’s proclivity to be materialistic: “Dee wants nice thing …. At sixteen she had a style of her own: and knew what style was” (61). Mama’s dramatic description of herself leaves nothing to the imagination: “In real life I am a large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands....   [tags: resentment, relationships, irony]
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A Family’s Heritage in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - A Family’s heritage in Everyday Use Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” is a story about a mother and her two daughters and their heritage. Heritage can be defined as a property that is inherited; a birthright; or traditions, and values passed down other generations of family members. The climax in the story is when Dee asks to two particular quilts that Mama had promised to Maggie. “But they’re priceless!” “Maggie would put them on the bed and in five years they’d be in rags. Less than that.”(2442)....   [tags: dee, maggie tradition] 521 words
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls - Whether it is the past or the present, there have always been gender roles in society. In most homes, it is the woman’s responsibility to take care of the house. This includes cleaning, meal preparations, raising and taking care of the children as well as the husband. Compared to the men who take care of the more physical activities, such as yard work. It was known throughout many years that it was a woman’s responsibility to stay in the house while the man would go out and look for work to provide money for his family....   [tags: Boys and Girls Essays] 1473 words
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Historical Analysis from El Mirasol Hotel To Alice Keck Park - Mr. Grein had remarked on the London Sunday Times that:” the English are not artists in the dram, nor in the other arts, but they are eminent artists in living and in the ordering of a home”. In the story of Pride and Prejudice, characters’ daily chat are always surrounding house decoration or beautiful houses too, several plots are drew from the conversation about house, for example, when Mrs. Darcy came to Elizabeth’s place to tell her to keep away from her son, she ask Elizabeth to lead her a tour to the house....   [tags: metabolism, landscape, architecture]
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Appreciation of Ones Hertiage through the Story of Dee in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Alice Walker’s story, “Everyday Use,” Dee the main character says, “ I couldn’t bear it any longer after the people who oppressed me.” Dee’s words during the story demonstrate the theme, that she is becoming more appreciative of her lineage unlike in the past when she was not quite fond of it. She is back home on a visit. The moment she came down from the car, walked up to her family, she greeted “Wa-su-zo-Taen-o!” This shows that she is really putting an effort to represent her cultural background....   [tags: background, setting, character, symbol] 777 words
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Symbolism in "Everyday Use" - Symbolism is a symbol of whatever the object or subject is about. Every little object can be used as a symbol of whatever. Like in math, for example shapes and numbers symbolize anything it can be. Also, the American flag, It has fifty stars, representing 50 states. Also, colors may be used as a symbol. Especially in the person, you can see their true color on how they are or act. Like red angry, blue sad, green happy, black dark, purple love, anything represents something. This is most likely your tone of mood....   [tags: Alice Walker, Literary Analysis]
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Theme of Heritage in Everyday Use - Everyday Use In the short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, two sisters portray their contrasting family views on what they perceive to be heritage. The idea that a quilt is a part of a family's history is what the narrator is trying to point out. They aren't just parts of cloth put together to make a blanket. The quilt represents their ancestors' lives and tells a story with each individual stitch. "They had been pieced my Grandma Dee and Big Dee and me and hung them on the quilt frames on the front porch and quilted them....   [tags: Alice Walker] 924 words
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Heritage in Everyday Use - A Family's Old and New Heritage "Everyday Use" begins with Mama and her youngest daughter, Maggie, awaiting the arrival of Mama's eldest daughter, Dee, at their family home. Within the second paragraph of the story, the reader is given a harsh perspective of Maggie's personality and perception of her older sister; Maggie is "homely and ashamed of the burn scars... eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe. She thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no' is a word the world never learned to say to her" (106)....   [tags: Alice Walker] 1570 words
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A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls - A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” is a story about a girl that struggles against society’s ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940’s. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl’s father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1202 words
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The Character of Mama in Alice Walker’s Everyday Use - “I am a large, big boned woman with rough, man-working hands” Mama describes of herself in the short story Everyday Use by Alice Walker. Mama, who additionally takes the role of narrator, is a lady who comes from a wealth of heritage and tough roots. She is never vain, never boastful and most certainly never selfish. She speaks only of her two daughters who she cares deeply for. She analyzes the way she has raised them and how much she has cared too much or too little for them, yet most of all how much they value their family....   [tags: essays research papers] 936 words
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Adopted Heritage in Alice Walker's Everyday Use -        Each of us is raised within a culture, a set of traditions handed down by those before us. As individuals, we view and experience common heritage in subtly differing ways. Within smaller communities and families, deeply felt traditions serve to enrich this common heritage. Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" explores how, in her eagerness to claim an ancient heritage, a woman may deny herself the substantive personal experience of familial traditions.             Narrated by the mother of two daughters, the story opens with an examination of one daughter's favoring of appearances over substance, and the effect this has on her relatives....   [tags: Everyday Use Essays]
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Childhood in Yasunari Kawabata´s The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket and Alice Walker´s The Flowers - ... In “The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket” Kawabata expresses the theme of his story through narrating his observations of children chasing insects with beautiful lanterns. Kawabata strongly insinuates a theme of childhood and innocence by comparing “The bobbing lanterns, the coming together of children on this lonely slope” to a “scene from a fairy tale”(1) Both Walker and Kawabata include vivid details and frequently use symbolic literacy when referring to the emotions that correlate with the end of childhood and innocence in their stories....   [tags: innocence, emotions, growth, setting] 670 words
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