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My Grandmother - My very important person in my life and always has been, my grandma. She has always just been there for me, and everyone else that is in our family. Also our friend’s. She is what you could call “the rock” of our family she keeps us all up, in our times of hardships. And makes us all laugh when we are having an amazing day. It’s just that she is an all around great person. My grandmother has worked her way up through her schooling and to go college to get her degree. She has never given up even through the hard times that occurred in the 30’s and so on....   [tags: Grandmother, ] 489 words
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My Grandmother - My Grandmother This poem explores the relationship between the speaker and her grandmother. It focuses on the remorse and guilt she felt - and perhaps does still feel - about the way she behaved towards her on one occasion, and can be seen as an attempt to exorcise this. The poem is divided into four parts: the first stanza describes her grandmother working in the shop; the second the incident which causes her guilt; the third stanza shows her in retirement. In the final stanza, after her grandmother has died, the speaker reflects on herself and her grandmother's life....   [tags: English Literature] 1069 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother Theresa Smith was born on December 3, 1925 in Materson, NJ. She died in Williamsville on March 2, 2005, at age 80. Theresa Smith was great grandmother of one, grandmother of five of us, mother of three, sibling of three sisters and two brothers, and wife to one great man, my grandfather, Ron Smith. It's hard for me to reflect upon my grandmother's life because I was part of it for a little less than half its span. A lot of ideas went through my head at a million miles an hour, few of them stuck with me....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1062 words
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My Grandmother - My Grandmother My grandma has a bobcat. It lives on her roof. She’s called the police twice; they told her that bobcats don’t live in her climate. I imagine the police at the station rolling their eyes, groaning to their colleagues that Gloria from Cherrywood Lane is calling again. Or maybe they put her on speakerphone so everyone can laugh. So Grandmother called my mom to say that a bobcat lives on her roof. My mother asked her “Do you really think it’s a bobcat?” “No” my grandmother said, “It might be a lynx.” My grandmother is a four-foot tall, three-foot wide Jewish woman with long white hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Personal Narrative Essays] 895 words
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My Grandmother - Women lacked the vote and therefore political power, they have been denied so many opportunities open to men. In the 1940’s women were not allowed to have any roles that men had. They were supposed to stay at home and take care of the house and their children. My grandmother overcame obstacles of her time by being able to vote, work and drive. But before she was able to overcome these obstacles she had to go through what every woman went through. She was not allowed to vote and participate in political events because at her time there was so gender inequality and my grandfather was a political figure and she would make sure that she would not participate on voting because it would bring chaos such as arguments and also sometimes make her go hungry....   [tags: Women's Rights] 923 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother I looked at myself in the mirror. I noticed the lines of my face and the curve of my neck. I looked down at my hands remembering the moment I first realized that they looked like hers. Long, thin, delicate hands perfect for playing the piano or braiding cornrows. All my life I had not noticed until the day I sat at her bedside holding her hand in mine. She had told me that she was not afraid to die. We sat in silence for a long time, sometimes sharing a stare and a smile....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 620 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother My grandmother was a strong woman. No matter how strained my families’ relationship could be at times, I loved her unconditionally. She was the woman who would buy me gallons of ice cream and soda frustrating my mother to no end. Whenever I spent the night she would let me stay up as late as I wanted watching TV. Crossing the street to my grandparents’ house was a daily event, which I looked forward to every morning I woke up. There was the day when my Mom had to many things to do to take me to see the Clydesdale Horses....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 657 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother The phone call came at 6:45 on the evening of the 16th. At 8:58 I sent out an e-mail message to friends about my Grandmother's death. Many of those friends are former and current church members of congregations I have served as pastor. By the next morning I was receiving e-mail messages back. The ones from former and current church members had a common theme. In addition to expressing their sympathy they all said that they felt they had known my grandmother: "We remember your grandmother from the stories you would tell us of her." That is the nature of memories....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1225 words
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Not the Stereotypical Grandmother - The stereotypical grandmother is a sweet old woman, always carrying a plate of fresh baked cookies, who lives just over the river and through the woods. As a child, my grandmother seemed very similar to this fairy tale rendition, but as I have grown I have realized that she has played a much larger role in my life than the storybooks, and really anyone, could have predicted. When I was thirteen years old, my mother kicked me out of the house. My grandmother graciously took me in, since my father had no means of caring for me....   [tags: stereotypes, grandmothers, ] 872 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother My grandmother was a truly amazing person. She was brilliant, compassionate, and outgoing, a fantastic dancer with a sense of humor, and without any ego at all. In other words, exactly like me. Seriously, though, we have a lot in common. Among other things, I inherited her curly hair, her mind for trivia, and her obsession with books and music... She preferred mystery novels and jazz standards, while I liked science fiction and rock n' roll, but those differences are only skin-deep....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 685 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother I'd like to talk today about my grandmother, Ruth Smith - about who she was, what she meant to us, and what this day means. Grandma was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Marshall. This might seem like a constrained life to some, but I don't think Grandma would have agreed, and I'd like to explain why. She was a person with great curiosity - she read all the time, she worked crossword puzzles every day, and she loved watching documentaries on television. In fact, she was working crossword puzzles right on up until the last month before she died, when she finally grew too ill to continue....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1337 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother I believe that every person in, in their own unique way, creates a legacy in their lifetime by which others can live long after that person has left us. For those of us who remain, Mildred Johnson has truly created a legacy to uphold and fulfill in our daily lives. I firmly believe that this carrying out is a true honor and responsibility by means of the various facets that Mildred has made her own. Love : Above all, Mildred Johnson is a figure of unconditional love. Love was the major fabric by which she created her tapestry of life....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 842 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother When I think of Mary Helen Smith, also known to me as Grandma, I think of learning, laughter and love. Now all of the felicitous times are just a big barrier of memories surrounding my heart. I can remember doing puzzles with my Grandma. The table she'd use came up to my chin when I was first interested in the concept of putting pieces of colorful cardboard together. When we had finished forming all the pieces together, I was in pure fascination of how beautiful the picture was that the pieces had formed....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 569 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother With the little things. It's the little things that make up a year, and the years which make up a life. It's the little things that make up the memories. And I have an abundance of those. Sitting on the green couch listening to stories. Stories from her childhood, from the war years and beyond. Stories of playing with mice in the attic of the house -- her refuge as none of her siblings would go up there, stories of being tied up and gagged with a pickle in the mouth and shoved behind a cupboard by an exasperated older brother....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 615 words
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My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings - My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings In many of Elizabeth Jennings poems she reflects the difficult personal experiences of her life. Many of her poems deal with themes of family, friendship, suffering, loneliness and religious experiences, without them being too sentimental. In this poem Elizabeth Jennings has set it out in four stanzas. Where each stanza tells a part to her story. Elizabeth Jennings is talking about her own experiences with her grandmother. The poem is a memory of her childhood and she is looking back at it....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Caring For My Great-Grandmother - ... Taking care of my great grandmother was physically stressful. Since she was immobilized, my family and I had the responsibility of assisting her when she needed to be transported to a different location. Since my siblings were too young and my dad worked full time, my mother, a registered nurse, and I primarily had the physical strain of moving her around the house and to her various doctor’s appointments every week. We also had the corporeal stress of keeping her healthy and clean by giving her baths and preparing nutritious meals that would fit her diabetic diet....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 855 words
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My Grandmother’s House - My most favorite place has always been my grandmother’s house. This is the place I would have to go to before and after school. I have always loved my grandmother’s house because it made me feel safe and warm. There was a smell of coffee in the air at all times. It seemed like all my grandmother did was make coffee. If I smell coffee, I instantly think of my grandmother’s house. My grandmother’s house was always filled with people. I can remember sitting in a chair watching her do hair....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 496 words
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Meeting My Grandmother - ... Despite my initial unease the memories that were made there are very special to me. When I first met my grandmother she had been was a widow for as long as I had been alive. She was 62 years old and had a lot of love for all of her family. Her smile was soothing and her hugs were healing. This woman had given birth to 11 children and worked very hard all of her life, her back had been bent by it all. I learned so much from her but there is one thing that to this day motivates me, she was an entrepreneur....   [tags: Personal Experience] 688 words
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My Truly Great Grandmother - My Truly Great Grandmother It is obvious that my mother loved her grandmother, Matilda. Affectionately referring to her as "Tillie," my mom's eyes wander, and the corners of her mouth climb the sides of her face as she tells me about the red haired, freckled woman. My Aunt Beth's response is similar as she recalls sitting on Tillie's lap, singing along to the familiar folk tunes and hymns that poured from her mouth, filling the air with a strange tonal fragrance. My grandmother, Tillie's daughter, shares with me the secret of family dance sessions when her father, Ira, was not home, and the generosity of a mother who, save for a single time when hunger got the better of her, always saved the extra piece of pie for one of the children....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 490 words
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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandmother - My Grandmother Children. The sound of her strident voice reverberates down the narrow stairwell. I remember that musty, dark, winding stairwell that led to her second floor apartment in Glendale as vividly as I did the day I established a meaningful relationship with my grandmother. Through this relationship, I have come to know her as a friend, a confidante, and lastly, a woman I admire. I was only seven at the time, and the only thing I cared about was the fact that my grandmother spoke in a very loud and grating voice, and that she kept on patting my hand (which annoyed me to no end)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile] 659 words
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Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou - Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou Grandmother's Victory was written by Maya Angelou. This story was about Maya Angelou as a young girl who lived in the state of Arkansas with her grandmother, whom she called "Mama", in the 1940's. Maya's grandmother was a very clean God fearing woman. She taught her grandchildren to be clean, religious, respectful, and God fearing also. In the 1940's there was segregation between blacks and whites. So therefore, there was a lot of racial tension....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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Memories of Grandmother and Corn Dogs - Memories of Grandmother and Corn Dogs One of the almost romantically intimate experiences that I shared with my grandmother as a child was the ecstasy of eating corn dogs. And it was with surprising frequency, at least during summer months, that I joined in her unmitigated, uncomplicated zeal for her favorite food. Forget the old saw about permissive grandmothers filling their grandchildren with tasty fried treats. My grandmother wanted the corndogs for herself, and it was the privilege of her favor that I was allowed to go along with her down to the park on the Fourth of July or to one of the many bankrupted family farms where an auction had drawn a little crowd, and, always, Corn Dog Jerry and his makeshift plywood stand....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1497 words
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The Lyrics of My Grandmother's Life - The Lyrics of My Grandmother's Life At age seven she was a star on stage, singing the role of "Becky" in the Tom Sawyer operetta. When she was ten she dunked "Mouse's" head in the teapot as the "Mad Hatter" in Alice and Wonderland. She was hoping to be "Alice", but even back then the eighth graders got all the good parts. But the experience was satisfying anyway because "Mouse" was played by her grade school rival, the same girl who competed with her for the best position on the basketball team and who once made a better pot holder in Home Ec....   [tags: Music Personal Narrative Papers] 2032 words
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My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman - My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman Stella Stefanides was born fifty-four years ago in a small village by the Greek-Bulgarian border. Her life reads like a fictional story about deprivation, loss, love and hardships. This woman, whom I am referring to happens to be my grandmother. Her life is truly inspiring because she has overcome many difficulties and continues to be the glue that holds my family together. Stella was born in the time of the civil war in Greece. Her parents had many babies but they would all die after being removed from their mothers’ womb, which was very common at the time due to the lack of medical assistance....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1105 words
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My Grandmother, Grandma - Profile Essays Profile Essays - My Grandmother My grandmother was born at a time when the Japanese had invaded Korea. At those times girls were not considered to be very important and guys were valued. That has not changed a whole lot even today. Yet my grandma was an extraordinary women, she was the youngest girl in her family and her mother died when she was only five years old. She went to about third grade because Korea doesn't have a public school system and learned most of her reading and writing skills through her older sisters, who knew a little more than her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile] 398 words
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Grandmother's Sad Life - Personal Narrative- Grandmother's Sad Life My grandmother died while squatting over a toilet. People say she deserved it. They say the way of her death shows what a sinful life she led. God punished her and killed her in midst her own wastes. When they wrapped her body in a yellow sheet, I did not cry. They laid her in the living room and her white hair spilled like milk onto the red carpet. They say she was very light, wrapped in that yellow sheet. Her soul had left her body and taken all her sinful heaviness away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 1559 words
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My Great-grandmother Was Not A Person - My Great-Grandmother was not a Person My Great-Grandmother was not a person. Neither was yours. Up until about 67 years ago no females were. We were supposed to be pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. At least that's the perception that the laws enforced. (For ex: The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada and The Common Law of England) As part of the British Commonwealth many of our laws were the same as England's and enforced by British parliament. One such law from the Common Law of England stated that "A woman is not a person in matters of rights and privileges, but she is a person in matters of pains and penalties." This gave women second class citizenship....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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My Grandmother - Stronger than Steel - People tend to disregard the elderly. We think of them as frail, just shadows of their former selves. Some think of them as only caring about themselves, and the weather. We judge the elderly, but we need to learn to listen to them. I began to understand this fact when my grandmother became ill. In the last years of my grandmother's life, she was bedridden. I was worried about her and began treating her like a fragile piece of china. When people saw her, they assumed she was a weak, hard-of-hearing woman so they would yell questions at her and speak to her as if she were a child....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 567 words
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The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald - The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald The characterizations of women have, throughout history, been one of the most problematic subjects in literary tradition. An extraordinary dichotomy has existed with women as being both the paragon of virtue and the personification of evil. Ancient Greeks feared women, and poets such as Hesiod believed the female sex was created to be the scourge of the gods and the bane of men (Fantham 39). Romans, on the other hand, incorporated tales of brave and virtuous women as an intrinsic part of their legendary history (219)....   [tags: Women Fairy Tales Princess Goblin Essays]
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Grandmother’s Quilt (Grandpa's Love) - Grandmother’s Quilt The inside of my body resembles that of a sieve. The biggest whole is buried deep beneath my aching soul. The rhythm of my heart seems to skip a beat with each breath that my lungs consume. As I stand at the front of the church entrance, I can feel the weight of my body shift from side to side. At any moment my legs may give way and buckle beneath my emotionally tired body. The warmth of the bodies from the room brushes past my face sending a flash of heat down my spinal cord....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 1780 words
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Grandma and Grandpa - Silent Tears for Grandmother - Silent Tears for Grandmother We wind along the country roads that are flanked by pine trees and freshly planted cornfields. Finally, we rumble up the long dirt driveway to the muted-red house, needing to be repainted and repaired. As the tires roll to a stop, I spring from the car and happily run into Nana’s outstretched arms, where a shower of kisses falls upon my blond-streaked braids. I hug Grampa around his knees, and he pats my head. After Mom and Dad have said their hellos, I hurry to the door that I proudly open on my own....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 2660 words
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A Woman of Great Faith: My Grandmother - I will tell you a tale of a woman of great success. This is a woman that has inspired me to be something great one day and to never give up trying. Though she may be growing into her elderly years she has lived a very challenging, joyful, loving and successful life. She is a woman of great faith and character, she is my grandmother. Mary Imogene Cothren was born in Lawrenceburg Tennessee, November 12, 1929 to George and Chapel Cothren. Her family then relocated to a small town in Ohio by the name of Ashland....   [tags: heroes, grandmothers, ] 1311 words
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The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor The grandmother is the central character in the story "A good man is hard to find," by Flannery O'Connor. The grandmother is a manipulative, deceitful, and self-serving woman who lives in the past. She doesn't value her life as it is, but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses. She is pre-scented by O'Connor as being a prim and proper lady dressed in a suit, hat, and white cotton gloves....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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The Importance of Family: Remembering my Great Grandmother - A family is defined as, “A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children”, also “A group of persons sharing common ancestry” (Answer) I define family as a person you care for deeply. Family is people that will be there for you when times are rough. They are there through thick and thin. Although many trials and tribulations occurred in my family, I would have to say the day of my great grandmother’s funeral was a sad event that made me realize that my family was of great importance to me....   [tags: Personal Experience, Narrative]
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Comparing the Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find - The Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find The main characters Mrs. Loisel in "The Necklace" and the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are very similar because both these characters refused to admit to a mistake that they had made. They both had the same motivation prior to the mistake and they also had the same reason as to why they wanted to keep quiet about it. Although Mrs. Lisle's and the grandmother's penalties were different, it is still fair to compare the two because either way, dead or alive, both their lives were ruined....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 853 words
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Comparing Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother - Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother The two poems, 'A Crabbit Old Woman' and 'My Grandmother' portray the experience of ageing in very different ways. In 'A Crabbit Old Woman' the poem is written from the old woman's perspective when 'My Grandmother is written from the narrator's point of view. The beginning of the poem 'The Crabbit Old Woman' starts when the woman is old in a nursing home and she is expressing her annoyance at the nurses. "What do you see, nurses. When you're looking at me." The old woman then tells us about each stage and change of her life....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 988 words
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Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order - Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order In her short story, "The Old Order", Katherine Anne Porter's creation of Miss Sophia Jane--The Grandmother-- illustrates the embodiment of patriarchal power within a matriarchal figure. What intrigues me is Porter's reversal of personality traits between the Grandmother and her husband. Porter's depiction of the Grandmother paints her as the undisputed head of house-- she "wears the pants" beneath the many layers of lacy petticoats and heavy skirts....   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order] 391 words
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Relationships in Long Distance by Tony Harrison and My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings - Relationships in Long Distance by Tony Harrison and My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings The two poems that I wish to compare are both about relationships, "Long distance" by Tony Harrison and "My grandmother" by Elizabeth Jennings. Both are about family and grief which they explore through the theme of death. The speaker of the poems talks about the loss of a relationship that had once existed. "Long distance" has a much closer relationship theme than "My grandmother". Long distance focuses on love that does not end with death and it continues however "My grandmother" focuses on the miss of love that could have been there....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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The Grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find - The Grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor is a master of the ironic, the twisted, and the real. Life is filled with tragic irony, and she perfectly orchestrates situations which demonstrate this to the fullest extent. A Good Man is Hard to Find is an excellent example of the mangled viewpoint which makes her work as compelling and striking as it is. Although this story is told in the third person, the reader’s eyes are strictly controlled by the meddling, ever-involved grandmother....   [tags: O’Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find]
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The Misfit and the Grandmother in Flannery O’ Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" - ... The grandmother puts herself on a high pedestal and the way she calls the misfit ‘a good person’ based upon his family background gives the reader an idea of what the grandmother acknowledges to be considered as ‘good’. Self absorbed as she is, the grandmother enjoys being the center of attraction and having the world at her footstool. Oblivious of bringing trouble upon the family, she strives to have what she wants. Blinded by her actions with her beliefs, she forgets the fact that faith without actions is dead....   [tags: a good man is hard to find] 941 words
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I Found Timelessness at Grandmother’s House (Grandma's House) - Narrative – I Found Timelessness at Grandma's House It was finally fall break. I was visiting my grandma for a few days. Well past dinnertime, I pulled up to the white stately home in northern rural Iowa. I parked my car, unloaded my bag and pillow, and crunched through the leaves to the front porch. The porch was just how I had seen it last; to the right, a small iron table and chairs, along with an old antique brass pole lamp, and on the left, a flowered glider that I have spent many a summer afternoon on, swaying back and forth, just thinking....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 1107 words
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Being Raised by Grandparents - He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]
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Images of Love - Images of Love Imagine waking up to what should be a normal day in my life only to find out a loved one was gone. About three years ago, I thought that a day in my life would just be a normal day and fun night, but never did I expect to lose a very important person in my life. That day I was supposed to be at home taking care of my grandma; however, I chose to go out with my friends....   [tags: Personal Narrative Grandmother] 1372 words
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MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin - MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and the Goblin is a story about self-realisation and the expansion of limits. The princess, Irene, is able to come to certain conclusions about herself with the help of her grandmother, who lives in the attic upstairs in the palace. The grandmother guides Irene through her rite of passage into adulthood, and helps to bring the princess and Curdie together in the end. However, the reader never really knows whether the grandmother even exists, and it is this uncertainty that causes the reader to question whether she is a personification of a force within Irene that is driving her to achieve all that she does....   [tags: MacDonald Princess Goblin Essays]
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Mercy in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Finding Mercy in A Good Man Is Hard to Find In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," Flannery O'Connor represents her style of writing very accurately. She includes her "themes and methods - comedy, violence, theological concern - and thus makes them quickly and unmistakably available" (Asals 177). In the beginning of the story O'Connor represents the theme of comedy by describing the typical grandmother. Then O'Connor moves on to include the violent aspect by bringing the Misfit into the story. At the end of the story the theme changes to theological concern as the attention is directed towards the grandmother's witnessing....   [tags: O'Connor Good Man Hard to Find]
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Ethnic Differences Across Generations - Ethnic Differences Across Generations Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish?” explores a Chinese grandmother’s thoughts and beliefs about her ethnically integrated family. The grandmother tells the story as though she is looking back on past events and thinking about how they have affected her present life. As her tale begins, she identifies her granddaughter, Sophie, as a wild three-year-old (161). Perhaps the grandmother associates with Sophie’s strong will, because she reveals her own intense nature when she says, “I am hard work my whole life, and fierce besides.” (161)....   [tags: essays research papers] 965 words
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A good man is hard to find - Good Man Is Hard To Find A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find is filled with foreshadowing which the first time reader will not grasp, but leaps out of the pages for repeated readers. When first read, A Good Man is Hard to Find, the reader does not value the importance of the grandmother charter and her warning. She is thought to just be a rambling, nagging old lady. Even the grandmother does not realize the importance of what she is saying. The grandmother warns of the misfit in the first paragraph of the novel, “’Here this fellow calls himself the Misfit is loose from the federal pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people.”’ The first time reader simply sees this warning as the grandmother trying to persuade her son to change the vacation plans to better suit the grandmother’s wants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find - "A Good Man is Hard to Find": The Grandmother's Grace Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" tells the metaphorical tale of a family's fatal confrontation with The Misfit, an escaped serial killer. The incidents and characters throughout the story are aspects of a plot intending to symbolize the spiritual grace passed from one human to another, without regard for kindness or evil. The prominent character in O'Connor's story is the grandmother, who embodies this grace....   [tags: essays research papers] 937 words
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