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Creole as a Third Space in Jean Rhys’ Novel - Jean Rhys writes Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) as a prequel to Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre (1847) in order to give life to Bertha Mason, a Jamaican creole who is locked in the attic as a madwoman by her English husband, Rochester. Rhys thinks that Bertha is completely undermined and negated in Bronte’s novel. Bronte’s silences over Bertha’s identity and history enforce Rhys to break the unspoken and deliberately neglected white creole’s identity; and give her a voice that humanizes this supposedly inferior creole, and validates her quest for identity and belonging while also challenging Western hegemonic expectations and conditions....   [tags: jean rhys, jean eyre, wide sargasso sea]
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The Freedom of Men in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Work - Out of the many philosophers of his time, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ideas were the most enlightened. His ideas were extremely controversial and he has influenced political and social change for over two hundred years. His ideas were enlightened by thinking ahead of the people of his time by talking about general will, liberty and the corruption of society, and how freedom was essential to being human. We find the Rousseau argued about the freedoms of men quite a bit in his work The Social Contract....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosophy, freedom,] 511 words
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Jean Piaget's Contribution to Psychology - Throughout history, many people have made amazing contributions to the school of psychology. One of these was Jean Piaget and his theories on the cognitive development stages. Jean Piaget was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Here he studied at the university and received a doctorate in biology at the age of 22. Following his schooling he became increasingly interested in psychology and began much research and studying of the subject. From this research Piaget created a broad theoretical system for the development of cognitive abilities....   [tags: Jean Piaget Papers] 1186 words
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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris - In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ] 650 words
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Women in Ywain by Chrétien de Troyes - Women in Ywain by Chrétien de Troyes In Chrétien de Troyes' Ywain, women represent the moral virtue and arch of all mid-evil civilization. Women of this time had to be an object of love, which meant they had to have beauty, goodness, and be truthful. They had to be a representative of all chivalrous ideals. They also act as civilizing influences throughout the story. Women are put in the story to give men a reason for acting brave and noble. Men become knights in order to demonstrate to women that they are strong and capable of defending themselves against danger....   [tags: Papers Essays] 747 words
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Jean Hey’s Annunciation - By most accounts, the year 1500 was in the midst of the height of the Italian Renaissance. In that year, Flemmish artist Jean Hey, known as the “Master of Moulins,” painted “The Annunciation” to adorn a section of an alter piece for his royal French patrons. The painting tells the story of the angel Gabriel’s visit to the Virgin Mary to deliver the news that she will give birth to the son of God. As the story goes, Mary, an unwed woman, was initially terrified about the prospects of pregnancy, but eventually accepts her fate as God’s servant....   [tags: Flemmish Artist Jean Hey]
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An Illustration of Monastic Life in the 14th Century: Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Name of the Rose - Jean-Jacques Annaud, The Name of the Rose historical fiction murder mystery illustrates monastic life in the 14th century. This medieval film takes place in a remote Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy. Annaud is historically successful in recounting monastic life during the Middle Ages. The enriching backdrop of this film presents the culture of monastic life. The setting is beautifully examined and replicated to show the distinct and complicated architecture of the times. The characterization of the monks is distinct in their appearance common to medieval times....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Name of the Rose, mystery, fi] 1136 words
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Global Warming, from Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier's Discovery to Today's Questions - Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, a mathematician and physicist, discovered the concept of “global warming” in the 19th century while studying how Earth receives energy from the sun. According to his published theory in 1822, “General Remarks on the Temperature of the Terrestrial Globe and Planetary Spaces,” Fourier recognized how the sun’s heated energy, absorbed by Earth’s surface, and radiated back toward space, became trapped in the atmosphere by gases creating a lasting warming effect. He concluded the more gases in the atmosphere, the warmer Earth’s atmosphere became....   [tags: Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, global warming] 1832 words
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Jean Paul Marat: Target and Martyr of Liberty - Jean Paul Marat: Target and Martyr of Liberty The French Revolution produced countless influential politicians throughout its tumultuous course. As a political figure in the French Revolution, Jean Paul Marat began as a nonentity and became a martyr to the revolutionary patriots of France. His influence is often misconstrued, and sometimes overlooked. Although he was not a political leader like Robespierre, his influence was substantial in that he motivated many people through his writings and powerful personality....   [tags: Jean Paul Marat Politics Essays]
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Sir Isaac Newton, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Thomas Hobbes - Isaac Newton Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year Galileo died, in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England on Christmas Day. He is considered one of the greatest scientists in history. As an English mathematician and physicist, Newton made important contributions to many fields of science. His discoveries and theories laid the foundation for much of the progress in science since his time. The three most important offerings of Newton are solving the mystifications of light and optics, formulating his three laws of motion, and deriving from them the law of universal gravitation....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Essays] 1833 words
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Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and Jean Valjean - Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and Jean Valjean "Is there not in every human soul, was there not in the particular soul of Jean VaIjean, a primitive spark, a divine element, incorruptible in this world, immortal in the next, which can be developed by good, kindled, lit up, and made resplendently radiant, and which evil can never entirely extinguish." (Hugo, p. 78) Victor Hugo's 1862 epic novel Les Miserables ranks among the literary greats of the 19th Century. Despite its awesome length, it has remained as one of the most approachable readings of literature....   [tags: Victor Hugo Les Miserables Jean Valjean Essays]
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Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark - Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal.” The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal. The novel emphasises the effects of dedication, loyalty and betrayal within a small group of people and the way in which they are all intertwined. It forces the reader to look at particular aspects of these themes....   [tags: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice Teaching Essays] 1123 words
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Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses - Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses An unstable family environment can shape the way a girl is brought up a great deal. The way her family treats her and reacts to her helps her develop her attitude for and her outlook on the rest of her life. In Barrie Jean Borich’s Restoring the Color of Roses, she presents the reader with a somewhat unstable and sometimes scary family situation. Through her narrative, Borich proves that this type of environment is destructive for a growing girl....   [tags: Barrie jean Borich Restoring Color Roses] 673 words
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Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit And Its Existentialist Themes - Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit And Its Existentialist Themes I would like to take this opportunity to discuss Jean Paul Sartre's philosophy and it's integration into his play "No Exit". Embedded within the character interactions are many Sartrean philosophical themes. Personal attributes serve to demonstrate some of the more dominant ideas in Sartre's writings. Each of the three characters in the play show identifiable characteristics of sexual perversion, bad faith, and interactions of consciousness.This play takes an interesting setting, that of the afterlife....   [tags: No Exit Jean Paul Sartre Essays Existentialism]
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Cruelty and Insanity in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - Cruelty and Insanity in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea provides unique insight into the gradual deterioration of the human mind and spirit. On examining Antoinette and her mother Annette, the reader gains a new perspective of insanity. One realizes that these two women are mentally perturbed as a result of numerous external factors that are beyond their control. The cruelty of life and people drive Annette and her daughter to lunacy. Neither mother nor daughter have a genetic predisposition to madness, and their downfall is an inevitable result of the actions of those around them and the unbearable nature of their living situation....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys Essays]
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George This book is told from the diary of the main character, Sam Gribley. Sam is a boy full of determination. He didn’t give up and go home like everyone thought he would. He is strong of mind. After the first night in the freezing rain, with no fire and no food, he still went on. He is a born survivor. He lasted the winter, through storms, hunger, and loneliness, and came out on top even when everyone expected him to fail. “The land is no place for a Gribley” p....   [tags: My Side Mountain Jean George Essays] 2444 words
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Themes in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - Themes in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys The main themes in Wide Sargasso Sea are slavery and entrapment, the complexity of racial identity and womanhood or feminism. In all of these themes the main character who projects them are Antoinette and Christophine. The theme slavery and entrapment is based on the ex- slaves who worked on the sugar plantations of wealthy Creoles figure prominently in Part One of the novel, which is set in the West Indies in the early nineteenth century. Although the Emancipation Act has freed the slaves by the time of Antoinette's childhood, compensation has not been granted to the island's black population, breeding hostility and resentment between servants and t...   [tags: Wide Sargasso Jean Rhys Slavery Essays] 778 words
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The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie        Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie depicts the coming of age of six adolescent girls in Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1930's. The story brings us into the classroom of Miss Jean Brodie, a fascist school teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, and gives close encounter with the social and political climate in Europe during the era surrounding the second World War. Spark's novel is a narrative relating to us the complexities of politics and of social conformity, as well as of non-conformity....   [tags: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Essays]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and The Essence of Human Nature - Rousseau starts his discourse with the quote, “What is natural has to be investigated not in beings that are depraved, but in those that are good according to nature” (Aristotle. Politics. II). It is this idea that Rousseau uses to define his second discourse. Rousseau begins his story of human nature by “setting aside all the facts” (132). Rousseau believes the facts of the natural state of humanity are not necessary to determine the natural essence of human nature, and adding facts based on man’s condition in society does not show man’s natural condition....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Jacques Rousseau      “I was born to a family whose morals distinguished them from the people.” (Josephson 9) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 1712. He became the son of Isaac Rousseau, a plebian class watchmaker, and Suzanne Bernard, the daughter of a minister who died shortly after giving birth to him. Rousseau’s baptism ceremony was a traditional one held at St. Peter’s Cathedral on July 4, 1712 by the reverend senebies. He had an elder brother who had a “loose character”, but Rousseau loved him anyway....   [tags: Jean Jacques Rousseau Biographies Essays] 1343 words
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Jean Rhys' Use of Conflicting Narratives of Antoinette and Rochester in Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys' Use of Conflicting Narratives of Antoinette and Rochester in "Wide Sargasso Sea" There are many techniques Jean Rhys uses to bring across the point that the narrators are unreliable and the truth twisted, it is an interesting and effective idea as it makes the reader feel confused on who to trust and really involves them in the book, they become party to the secrets. Rhys’ book is so complex as it is obviously linked to the Classic book- ‘Jane Eyre’; this is classic English literature and therefore is always in our minds during WSS....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys Essays] 2150 words
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Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice - Celtic Mythological Motifs in Chretien's Yvain and Carroll's Alice      Abstract: This is an analysis of celtic mythological motifs or themes (usually found Arthurian romances) in the medieval romance Yvain and the victorian classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .}         There are elements of the Arthurian romance in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Chretien de Troyes' Yvain . Both novels incorporate important aspects or reoccurring themes in Arthurian romances, including: the concept of a hero's (or heroine's) journey into a magic "Other World," the importance of white or otherwise uncommon animals,the importance an Otherworldly queen, the impor...   [tags: Chretien Yvain Essays]
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Shilo: Norma Jean and Leroy - In Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh”, after Leroy’s accident in his truck, the pleasant illusion that he is in a perfectly functioning marriage is shattered leaving the reality that he and Norma Jean have ongoing issues that have been hidden and ignored for the majority of their marriage. The log cabin he never builds, the couple’s new hobbies, the baby they lost, the dust ruffle Mabel makes for them, and the trip they take to Shiloh ultimately cause Norma Jean to decide to leave Leroy. “Shiloh” is laden with symbols for the state of Norma Jean and Leroy’s marriage, and each situation introduced since Leroy’s accident forces them to look at how little they know about each other....   [tags: Bobbie Ann Mason]
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The Life of Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism could be defined as a philosophical theory that focuses on the individual person being a free and responsible person who determines his or her own development through acts of will. Existentialism is a thesis that has been discussed by some of the greatest philosophical minds ever to live. Minds such as Kierkegaard and Nietzsche all had their own view on what existentialism was and major impact on the development of this thesis. Each of these philosophies played a huge influence on a great mind that would come later on in history....   [tags: philosophy, existentialism]
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The Malicious Jean Paul Marat - On July 13, 1793, Jean Paul Marat, an important leader during the French revolution, was assassinated in his bathing-tub. Marat began as a writer on politics and grew to be a violent radical leader. A young woman, Charlotte Corday, assassinated Marat for all the death and destruction he had caused. Marat was honorably laid to rest, and the political parties of the revolution began to fall. Corday murdered Marat in good intentions and her courageous act saved hundreds of people. Marat, a determined radical leader persecuted those who believed differently from him and because of his words and actions, he was assassinated....   [tags: French Revolution, France]
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - The film from class that I most identified with was “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” Of all the films we have watched so far, this film and the readings that accompanied it were the most interesting and applicable to my emergence as a new teacher. I was most excited to watch the film because I love Maggie Smith and had never heard of this film. As I began to watch, I became entranced by her performance and by attempting to discover the message the film is attempting to portray. After watching and reading the associated articles, I discovered that the primary point of this film is to express how significantly teachers can influence their students, and that this influence is not always appropr...   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 1454 words
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The Quiet Revolution: Jean Lesage - ... Jean Lesage was known to be the “father of the Quiet Revolution” by many for the multiple changes he was able to bring in the 1960s. The first change he brought to Quebec was subsiding the Catholic Church’s role to replace it with an increased provincial government role. The church was responsible for education and healthcare. They controlled most of the province under Maurice Duplessis while the rest of Canada had provincial governments who made most of the decisions. Lesage aimed to change this when he got into power, and he did so by convince Quebecers it was time for change....   [tags: modernization of Quebec] 659 words
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Jean Patou and Coco Chanel - ... Before Chanel became well known, most women would wear corsets that would leave them feeling stiff to give them more of a hour glass look as well as skirts with long hems that would reach the floor. Chanel went past the social boundaries of most women, and created different and diverse pieces. She disregarded societies idea of “fashion” and created her own fashion. Chanel had stood for simplicity and everlasting elegance , which could be a reason why her pieces are so well known today. Chanel first caught women’s attention through using simple ensembles as well as inexpensive jewelry....   [tags: 1920's, Fashion, Social Influence] 693 words
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Historicism with Jean Genet's Querelle - "I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty-a sunken beauty." (Jean Genet) "I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green." (Jean Genet) A nod of acknowledgement and understanding should descend upon every head that has read Querelle and is aware that Jean Genet is the author after looking at the above two quotes. Genet’s fiction might after all be a coalition of artistically twisted facts....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Nasea by Jean Paul Sartre - ... Roquentin believes he did not see in the past because of his self-deception and constantly lies to himself, “…it isn’t worth while to hold it back...” (INTRODUCTION ) The moments in time are significant because they are specific time frames that Roquentin can choose to “…do what [he] [wants], go forward or backward, that it has no importance...” (INTRODUCTION ) He chooses to live for these moments because only the present exists. Moreover, he further explains, “what belongs to the form you carry over to the content....   [tags: self-deception, antoine roquentin] 612 words
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The Foucault Pendulum: Jean Foucault - A student with a compulsive longing for the explanations of why and how things work is a science professor’s dream student. Thus, it would make sense for the first few steps within the science building to intensify that essential characteristic of its students by its very construction. The foyer of the science building evokes this sense of scientific wonder and rational thought through its methodical design, which is embodied at its center by a Foucault pendulum. The Foucault pendulum is named after the French physicist Jean Foucault, who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth....   [tags: earth rotation, physics] 1169 words
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Jean Jacques Rousseau on Liberalism - Rousseau had many ideas about how society as a whole should work. His main ideas involve man requiring freedom. With this freedom we theoretically will not compare ourselves to one another, or strive towards being better than others. His other main ideas include the general will and the idea of a collective sovereignty. These suggest that society and government should please the general will and work together as a cohesive unit. Rousseau has several famous books, one of which is The Social Contract....   [tags: The Social Contract, philosophical analysis]
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Biography of Debra Jean Beasley - Debra Lafave Debra Lafave, who also is known as Debra Jean Beasley, was former school teacher at Angelo L Greco Middle School, which is located in Temple Terrace, Florida. She made headline news when she crossed the line of teacher to sex offender after it came to light that she was having a sexual relationship with one of her students who was fourteen-years-old. At the time this occurred, Debra was twenty-four and married. She was charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a minor. Now why would a teacher cross over from being a role model to being a sex offender....   [tags: teacher, sex offender, rapist]
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Jean Piaget's Theory of Development - Jean Piaget’s theory is basically cognitive and developmental and most of his studies were based on his three children, he called this the clinical method. This method was used in interviews with patients by asking them questions and observing their behaviour. Whilst using this method he learnt that children under 7 years use different principles to base their judgments on compared to older children. Piaget would use the interview responses for following questions he could ask. The method at first did not receive much support because it was considered too subjective by other theorists....   [tags: cognative, children, reasoning] 1064 words
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Major Results of 9/11 - The events that took place on September 11, 2001, although on American soil, began a new era of security and American relationships in Canada. The planes crashing into the Twin Towers brought forth serious change to the American/Canadian border, airport security, and societal views. Because Canada is economically, socially, and politically linked to America, everything America did in response to the 9/11 attacks had effects on Canada, creating a chain reaction of Canada also implementing change....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, International Security, Canada]
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Biography of Jean Piaget - Jean Piaget was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland on August 9, 1896. He is the oldest child of Rebecca Jackson and Arthur Piaget. His father was a professor of medieval literature and showed great dedication to his studies, which was a trait that caught the attention of Mr. Piaget. At age ten Jean Piaget showed a great interest in mollusks that he began going to his local museum of natural history and he would spend hours exploring. When Jean Piaget was eleven years old, he attended Neuchatel Latin High School where, he wrote his first scientific paper on albino sparrow....   [tags: Mollusks, child psychology, cognitive theory]
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Jean Piaget Parenting Project - Have you ever been out in public and seen someone else’s child misbehaving. What would you do if it was your child. Would you just stand there and watch. Would you ignore the behavior. Or would you step in and set them straight. For children to learn you have to teach. Children like to watch and do what other people do, so if you do not teach them while there young it might not be the best when they grow older. Teaching children sometimes can be hard, but it’s always better to teach them so they can do better next time....   [tags: teaching and educating children]
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Breathless, by Jean-Luc Godard - Through extensive research it is clear that many critics would agree, New Wave of French films has been unsatisfactory, although more than a few respectable films emerged from it. With the appearance of 1960s Breathless, there came a film (for it’s time) that is new, aesthetically and ethically. In a clean, yet rebellious way, Godard makes the statement, ‘Anything is possible when it comes to cinema, that there is no limit to the possibilities of film form.’ Godard understood the rules and clichés of cinema and had the guts to fool around around with them....   [tags: godard, breathless]
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Force, Right, and Freedom in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Philosophy - In the Social Contract Rousseau discusses the best way to run a state and uses philosophical arguments to argue his case. He also uses the ideas of force, right and freedom to support his argument. He feels we require a civil state, as opposed to living in the state of nature, as ‘it substitutes justice for instinct….and gives his actions a moral quality’ and describes the civil state as having ‘transformed him from a stupid, limited animal into an intelligent being and a man’ (Unit, p109)....   [tags: Jean-Jacques Rousseau] 986 words
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Dr. Margret Jean Watson - Nursing theorist Dr. Margret Jean Watson grew up in Welch, West Virginia where she was the youngest out of eight children (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006). Once she graduated high school she married Douglas Watson and then moved to Colorado (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006). Once she moved her and her husband had two daughters one named Julie and the other named Jennifer. Between her two daughters Dr. Watson has five grandchildren (Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2006). Even after Mr. Watson’s death in 1998, Dr....   [tags: Nursing theory, relationships, health] 1052 words
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Jean Piaget - Jean Piaget was a major contributor to the world of psychology and sociology that we know today. His works and discoveries still help sociologist determine and figure out ways people in society interact and develop throughout time. Piaget was born on August 9, 1896 and was raised in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (Boeree n.d.). His family was very influential to his success. His father was a historian that authored many writings on the medieval times, and his mother was very intellectual and kind, however, she had a mental health problem that pushed Piaget to become interested in psychology (Presnell 1999)....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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Impressionism in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Miss Jean Brodie - Edgar Degas had said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” this sentiment is critical to understanding Impressionism as an art movement and later as a literary one. Literary Impressionist authors adopted the techniques of the artists. Both artist and author use a layering to construct impressions of their subjects. Berthe Morisot’s painting, Woman at Her Toilette, in which the painting of her subject appears to be wearing jewelry, but closer examination of the work, reveals that she used the layering of the paint to give the painting texture which creates this impression....   [tags: painting methods, modernism, literature]
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Billie Jean King - ... The Battle of the Sexes which was played in Texas in 1973 is still the most watched tennis match of all time. The match which was a stand for women in the tennis world put Bobby Riggs against Billie Jean King. Riggs stood strongly against women gaining equal pay in the tennis world. The game became a huge show which was televised nationally. It became such a spectacle that King came in on a throne carried by four men and Riggs interred the arena in a rickshaw. King winning the game proved that women could be just as good as men at sports and started to shine light on the issues female athletes faced....   [tags: portrait of a pioneer, dedication, drive] 714 words
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Race and Society in Jean Toomer's Cane - The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual and literary period of growth promoting a new African American cultural identity in the United States. The decade between 1920 and 1930 was an extremely influential span of time for the Black culture. During these years Blacks were able to come together and form a united group that expressed a desire for enlightenment. This renaissance allowed Blacks to have a uniform voice in a society based upon intellectual growth. The front-runners of this revival were extremely focused on cultural growth through means of intellect, literature, art and music....   [tags: racism, african american, Harlem Renaissance]
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Jean Piaget's Theory Of Genetic Epistemology - Jean Piaget has held a fascination for me since first learning about him in my developmental psychology class. Piaget’s tireless journey to figure out how knowledge grows is a fascinating one. In the interest of obtaining a greater understanding for Piaget’s theories as well as the processes behind those theories, we must first look at Piaget’s Theory of Genetic Epistemology. Piaget’s theory of Genetic Epistemology, as well as the criticism of his theory, will be the focus of this paper. Jean was born in Switzerland on August 9, 1896 (Smith, 1997)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Norma Jean Koch and Her Stories - ... Not a year later the eldest of her family, Lucy, was born. The story of Lucy ended with a tragic twist. After a heart attack and a stroke rendered her unable to walk, she took her own life at the mercy of a bullet. But Jean’s life had much more interesting detail. She was born in a small town 30 miles South of St. Joseph. A town of 500 people. She lived there until age three when they moved to Arkansas City, to 405 West Chestnut Street. She, at the time, went to Frans Miller School until 1935....   [tags: journey, life, history, love] 532 words
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United states president vs canadian prime minister - The US president wields a lot of power both domestically and in the international scene. These powers are granted by a number of statutes, amendments, the Constitution, congressional acts, and numerous influences and soft power by virtue of his position as the leader. On the other hand, Canada does not have a president and is instead led by a prime minister. Although the two countries are almost equal in size, their leaders exhibit vast differences in the amount of power they hold domestically (Dickerson et al., 2009: 47)....   [tags: Government]
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The Theories of Jean Piaget Applied to Classrooms - ... In this sense a child is going to be a more effective learner only if the surroundings provide a sense of relevance to him (Shulman, 2013). Relevance to them are the things that they will enjoy or those that were painful to them, this will make them understand more. The environment that the child prefers will determine the kind of learning that is going to take place. (Baroody, Baroody, Wilkins, & Coslick, 2008). According to Lee Shulman (Shulman, Knowledge and Teaching, 1987) it is important for teachers to understand the environment that is proper for the student in order for the teacher to make the student understand the concept of learning....   [tags: teaching techniques] 620 words
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Jean Paul Sartre - Discussion Most western Philosophies and monotheistic traditions base the creation of man as a design of god. God is the primary artisan that is the creator for all, and god’s conception of man is conceived before the creation of man. For Sartre this means that because god created humanity through a conception, it must mean that we are all created to that conception and are created with a purpose, or as Sartre defines human nature (Sartre, p.206-207). As an atheistic existentialist Sartre sees a problem with a notion of a divine creator, as this would mean that our essence precedes our existence....   [tags: Philosophy, God, Creation] 948 words
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Psychology: Jean Piaget - Jean Piaget, a cognitivist, believed children progressed through a series of four key stages of cognitive development. These four major stages, sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational, are marked by shifts in how people understand the world. Although the stages correspond with an approximate age, Piaget’s stages are flexible in that as long as the child is ready they are able to reach a stage. In kindergarten, many of the stages of both sensorimotor and preoperational stage were easy to find....   [tags: cognitivist, sensorimotor, socio-culturists]
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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - ... Their downfalls are created by the catastrophic conflicts with each other and the environment around them. It becomes more clear what Jean Rhys intends; she relates the text to present-day social issues that a reader faces in their every-day lives through analyzing Rochester, Antoinette and the themes in the novel. When closely looking at their relationship alone, it becomes more evident of Rochester’s dominance over Antoinette. He calls Antoinette “Bertha,” and she is not pleased as she explains: “Bertha is not my name....   [tags: Rochester, Antoinette, character analysis] 740 words
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A Day in the lLife of Jean-Dominique Bauby - ... As a result Bauby would spend long hours constructing and memorizing each sentence that he wanted to use in his head so that he could quickly relate what he wanted to say to his transcriber speeding up the process. Eventually over time Bauby had mastered this technique so well to the point that he could create one word in under three minutes. In spite of the difficulties Bauby had to endure he ended up writing a 140 page autobiography called “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”. In his autobiography Bauby described what his life was like before and after he had the stroke and reflected on his personal experience of what it was like to become a victim of locked-in syndrome....   [tags: paralyzed, coomunication, stroke]
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Analysis of Antigone by Sophodes and Jean Anouilh - Context undoubtedly plays a major role in both the creation and the interpretation of literary works, as it dictates how the author and the audience relate the entities within the literary work with those in reality. Two versions of Antigone, each written by Sophocles and Jean Anouilh, exemplify the influence of context on the literary works; although both depict Antigone’s struggle to bury her brother Polynices against Creon’s edict, each version revolves around slightly different topics and is perceived differently....   [tags: context, literary, topices, perceived] 539 words
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Jean Piaget: Theory of Cognitive Development - Throughout history, many people have made important contributions to the school of psychology. Jean Piaget was one who made a contribution with his theories on the cognitive development stages. Cognitive development is the process of acquiring intelligence and increasingly advanced thought and problem-solving ability from infancy to adulthood. Piaget states that the mind of a child develops through set stages to adulthood (Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com). The theory of cognitive development has made a significant impact throughout the history of psychology, and is still practiced and learned about today....   [tags: Psychology]
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Comparing Martin Luther and Jean Calvin - The Reformation provoked changes in religion from the Christian church in the early 18th century. Martin Brecht defines the Reformation as the world-historical event which was “triggered and substantially shaped by the monk and professor Martin Luther. His religious struggle over a gracious God, his existence between God and the Devil, led to a schism within Western Christendom and to the emergence of Protestant churches” (Brecht). Martin Luther and Jean Calvin were the leaders of the Protestant Reformation....   [tags: Compare, Contrast, Comparison]
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Jean Toomer- An African American Writer - Jean Toomer was an African American writer. He was known as the leading American writer of the 1920s after he established his book "Cane" which inspired authors of the Harlem Renaissance. Jean Toomer was born on December 26, 1894 as Nathan Pinchback Toomer. His mother was the governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction and the first U.S. governor of African American descent (Jones 1). In 1985, Toomer's father abandoned him and his mother. He forced them to live with his mother cruel father in Washington....   [tags: Leading American Writer, Cane, Harlam Rennaissance]
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Paint in the Light: Jean-Francois Millet - ... The peasant portrayed is dressed in somewhat shabby clothes, but goes about his work nobly. His arms and legs seem to burst forth with muscle. In short, though the painting is showing a lower class worker, Millet makes him seem important and like a hero. This was revolutionary for Millet’s time, because before, if peasants were painted at all, they were shown to be lazy dimwits, who deserved no respect (Strickland, 84). But instead, Millet portrayed them as he thought of them: “heroes and the essence of a lasting way of life (Herman).” Undoubtedly Millet’s childhood as a peasant made him have a different perspective of peasant life: they worked hard and had dignity and significance in so...   [tags: importance, meaning, kingdom, work]
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History of the History of Jean Paul Marat - As an English speaking college student with only a basic, conversational understanding of French, finding historical information specifically on Jean-Paul Marat has been rather difficult. Nearly every work printed in English that could be located on this intriguing man is printed in a collection of short biographies about famous figures of the French Revolution and so, naturally focuses primarily on his part in the Revolution and less on himself specifically, with what books there are about him alone being written by the same two scholars: Louis R Gottschalk, Ph.D....   [tags: history of France, French Revolution]
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Perspectives on Hell in Jean Sartre's No Exit - Do you have an identity without this society. Hell is not about suffering or punishment. Hell is the society that we live in. People who surround us make our life in hell or heaven for us. People around us make our life miserable by judging our actions. The society that we live in like to judge our acts and bring it to different level where we lost our self-identity and live with the misunderstanding of what people says about us. In No Exit, from Paul Jean carries the bigger idea of hell being other people....   [tags: Social Issues, Plot Summary]
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead - ... 18). Third, living in the woods, Sam learned to be thankful for everything he had in his present and past life. Sometimes, he regretted the fact that he had not appreciated his family when he lived with them (George, 1991, p. 8). In my opinion, thankfulness gives you impulse to reach your goals. Thankfulness helps you enjoy the good situations you have in life. It also helps you accept and profit the problems you could face. People who accomplish their goals such as Sam have inner strength. For example, when Sam captured a baby falcon he was scared because the falcon’s mother could attack him, however, he had courage and he captured the little bird (George, 1991, p....   [tags: novel literary critique]
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Jean Paul Sartre : French Activist - Throughout the post World War Two era, many people became homeless in countries such as France, Poland, Belgium and other territories of war because of the economic collapse. A Cold War also emerged between the two rising power countries in the world, the USSR and the United States. The emergence of the United Nations, which was a council where the countries of the world could get together so they could discuss global issues, had given some hope to those but only on the surface. In France specifically, there were homeless people all over because of economic weakness, little military power because of Hitler’s occupation of France, and most importantly the corrupted psychology of the people....   [tags: Writer, Critic, Political Activist]
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Jean Watson's Caritas Process in Gerontology - Watsons Caritas Process In Gerontology Due to the growing issue dealing with the aging baby boomers generation, gerontology has been brought into immediate attention in the health care system. We are still learning and discovering about the anonymities behind the aging processes. Aging and death is a normal stage of life, even though there is an increase in technology and knowledge that would lengthen your existence, bringing the body back to youth is not possible. As one ages it is very common for one to go through physical, psychological and mental degeneration of the body....   [tags: aging, dignity, medicine]
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Accomplishments of Jean Piget: Genetic Epistomology - Jean Piaget was one of the most influential theorist of the 20th Century. A constructivist, he was born in Switzerland in 1896, he published his first paper at the age of 10 on an Albino Sparrow. At the age of 16 he was offered a position as curator of a museum but had to turn down as he was still at school. Piaget went on to University and studied Biology, Psychology and Philosophy and rather than choose one he combined all three into a new discipline which he called “genetic epistemology”, meaning “the developmental theory of knowledge”, how we know the world....   [tags: Learning Stages, Logical Thinking]
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The Swing Portrays by Jean-Honoré Fragonard - ... The audience can infer this by observing the characters and the chemistry between them. There are three people in this painting, one being the young woman in the pink dress, her husband pushing her on the swing, and her lover, the young man laying down in the bushes. It is clear the age gap between her and her husband because of the details of their faces. The audience can infer that she married the man for his money. This was not uncommon in the 1700s. His chateau in the background is quite large and far back, which means that he owns a large amount of property hence, he is rich....   [tags: canvas, london england] 1232 words
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William Golding and Jean Jacques Rousseau - ... Rousseau believes that man is tainted in society because when put in society, he desires so much more than what is needed and becomes greedy, thus corrupting the untainted mind. Rousseau believes that society is the cause of all of our problems, the reason for humans to not live in peace. With all the things that society come with (money, greed, lust, arguments etc.), these are the reasons we become tainted in society, because we are introduced with more items then what is needed and that causes the problem....   [tags: human nature, comparison] 581 words
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A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau - A Phenomenal Figure: Jean-Jacques Rousseau The enlightenment era was a time where many philosophers lived. Their works helped benefit society and the bewilderment the state lived in. In this era, enlightenment thinkers were identified to give basis to philosophy that was independent from tradition, culture and religion. These philosophers were known to have written theories on politics, education, society, nature, nurture, etc. A critical philosopher from that era who attacked all these ideas and many more was Jean Jacques Rousseau....   [tags: Philosohpy]
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Jean Piaget vs. Levy Vygotsky - Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky both have very different yet similar views about the child and tenets within their theoretical perspectives. While Piaget sees children as ‘little scientists’, curious little discoverers who learn through the development attained at each of his four stages, Vygotsky views the child as competent and capable and that the child’s development is lead by their learning. Though Vygotsky puts greater emphasis on the sociocultural aspects of learning, both Piaget and Vygotsky consider sociocultural theory in their perspectives....   [tags: Early Mental Growth]
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Jean-Paul Sartre and Radical Freedom - Jean-Paul Sartre claims that there can be no human nature, or essence, without a God to conceive of it. This claim leads Sartre to formulate the idea of radical freedom, which is the idea that man exists before he can be defined by any concept and is afterwards solely defined by his choices. Sartre presupposes this radical freedom as a fact but fails to address what is necessary to possess the type of freedom which would allow man to define himself. If it can be established that this freedom and the ability to make choices is contingent upon something else, then freedom cannot be the starting point from which man defines himself....   [tags: god, human nature]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract - The problem is to find a form of association … in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before.’ Does Rousseau have a convincing solution to the problem he poses. The opening line of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's influential work 'The Social Contract' (1762), is 'man is born free, and he is everywhere in chains. Those who think themselves masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they'. These are not physical chains, but psychological and means that all men are constraints of the laws they are subjected to, and that they are forced into a false liberty, irrespective of class....   [tags: Sociology Essays]
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Political Powers - ... However, if the population decided that they don’t care about such matters, then the government is dissolved. Thus, in this view all political power, without separation, rests in the hands of the people. His structure of such a government is not very detailed, but the main factors are presented: the people, and the government who enforces the law and is chosen and controlled by the people. John Locke was also on the side of democracy, though he was more reluctant and limited in his view. He also believed in the protection of life, liberty, and property (inalienable natural rights), and sought a social contract for satisfaction....   [tags: natural rights, democracy] 834 words
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Jean-Jaques Rousseau and William Golding - ... Theory of human nature). That is Rousseau’s beliefs about human nature. Golding has a much more negative view of things. His view of human nature was that all human beings are born with evil in them and all that keeps us from once again reaching the primitive animal state is society. Golding says “Twenty-five years ago I accepted the label 'pessimist' thoughtlessly without realising that it was going to be tied to my tail… critics have dug into my books until they could come up with something that looked hopeless....   [tags: philosophy, lord of the flies, human nature] 737 words
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Letter from Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Letter to the Editor Assignment Letter From Jean-Jacques Rousseau After reading an article written in The Globe and Mail describing Toronto’s current Mayor, Rob Ford’s latest scandal, there were various statements that caught my attention. It shocks me that such behaviour is tolerated by the community after receiving what I believe to be a disingenuous apology. I believe that Mayor Ford encapsulates everything that is wrong with our political system. His actions prove that he believes to be above the will of the people, taking advantage of his freedom when he should be putting the needs of the community first....   [tags: letter to the editor assignment] 1238 words
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Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack - Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack was born on March 12th, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Leo and Gabrielle who were immigrants from Quebec, Canada. Kerouac learned to speak French at home then he learned how to speak English at school. His father owned a print shop and his mother stayed a home. In the summer of 1926 Jack's older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at nine years old. The family was overcome by grief and became more involved in church as is shown in some of his books. Jack loved to play sports and read on his free time....   [tags: Biography, The Town and The City, Athlete, Writer]
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The First Female Prime Minister of Canada - Kim Campbell, Canada's first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell’s fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that she did not have the experience that most of the others MPs had at her level....   [tags: essays research papers] 742 words
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Jean-Louis David and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Louis David + Jean-Jacques Rousseau Question : In what ways and to what extent is an understanding of historical context important in approaching the works of (a) David and (b) Rousseau. "The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons", is a painting by the French artist Jean-Louis David in 1789. Having led the fight which overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic. Brutus tragically saw his sons participate in a plot to restore the monarchy. As a judge, he was called upon to render the verdict, and without hesitation condemned his two sons to death....   [tags: History Art Artwork Painting] 1385 words
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Chretien de Troyes and Mabinogionfrage - The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven tales from the Welsh myths, preserved in two manuscripts, the White Book of Rhydderch and Red Book of Hergest. The tales from the Mabinogion are divided into three categories: the first four tales belong to the Four Branches; the next four are the Independent tales; and the last three are called the Three Romances, which show strong association to the French romances written by Chretien de Troyes. Historia Peredur ab Efrawg shares significant material in common with Chretien’s Perceval or Le Conte du Graal; the Welsh romance of Owain, subtitled Chwedl Iarlles Y Fynawn is clearly related to Yvain, Le Chevalier du Lion; and the chwedl (Welsh tale) Gerai...   [tags: tales, myths, arthurian legends]
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The Character of Norma Jean in Shilo - The Character of Norma Jean in Shilo       Norma Jean Moffit is a major character in Bobbie Ann Mason's "Shilo" who undergoes a profound, yet subtle change. She had to marry at the age of eighteen to the man who got her pregnant, and in a cruel twist of fate, the child dies suddenly of crib death. Now at the age of 34, she is ready to have the life she feels she always should have had, however she is stuck in a loveless marriage to a man whose interests are the opposite of hers. Her decision to leave her husband, Leroy, at the end of the story seemed a long time in coming, and various aspects of her character revealed that desire....   [tags: Shilo Essays]
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Billie Jean King and his Book Pressure is a Priviledge - The book I chose to read for this assignment was Pressure Is A Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes, by Billy Jean King. The book chronicles the lessons Billy Jean King, a tennis legend and advocate for gender equality, learned from family, friends, and mentors growing up, as well as her efforts to help the women’s movement in the 1960s and 1970s. King writes that the lessons she learned as a child and young adult really paved the way for her success on and off the tennis court....   [tags: life lessons and gender equality]
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