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Katherine Anne Porter's Rope - Katherine Anne Porter's Rope Part I: Abstract: Like the majority of literary criticism of Katherine Anne Porter's "Rope," Jane Krause DeMouy's comments are part of a larger work examining the thread of characteristics, themes and techniques woven throughout Porter's writings. In her "Katherine Anne Porter's Women: The Eye of Her Fiction," DeMouy focuses primarily on six stories published in "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter" between 1922 and 1928. She characterizes them as "all stories of women caught in constricting circumstances who must recognize and confront two burdens in their lives: Their sexuality and their social position." DeMouy suggests that...   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter Rope Essays] 1036 words
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Character Analysis of Katherine Anne Porter's He - Character Analysis of Katherine Anne Porter's He In Katherine Anne Porter's short story "He," she presents several themes that she develops primarily through the actions of the main characters, particulary Mrs. Whipple. Porter portrays a poor, lower class Southern family and the difficulties they encounter. More importantly, she centers the story around the feelings of shame, pride, and an exaggerated concern for appearances through Mrs. Whipple's's relationship with her mentally retarded son and her behavior toward Him....   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter He Essays]
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The Symbolism of the Purse in Theft by Katherine Anne Porter - The purse in Katherine Anne Porters' short story, "Theft", is linked to several episodes and in each event reveals the main character's inner personality. The first episode is her encounters with three men. The second event is the theft of her purse. Lastly, the protagonist confronts the thief. In each episode the main character displays her intimate personality. After an afternoon cocktail party, a Latin man named Camilo escorts her to the subway station through the rain. Camilo makes several gracious gestures to try and pay for her, but she refuses, as she is afraid he may fall on the rainy steps when returning....   [tags: American Literature Katherine Anne Porter] 735 words
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Romanticism in Katherine Anne Porter’s Old Mortality - Romanticism in Katherine Anne Porter’s Old Mortality Katherine Anne Porter’s characters in “Old Mortality” make contradicting statements throughout the story with their personalities as much as their words. Eva, the “Old Maid,” symbolizes aging, and the hardships and pain that can be associated with it. Amy can be thought of as her foil, because she seems to represent the antithesis of Eva in every way. Frozen in time with her premature death, Amy remains for the older members of the family the strongest link to the values and ways of life they were so comfortable with during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter’s Old Mortality] 1434 words
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Appearance Versus Reality in Katharine Anne Porter's He - Appearance Versus Reality in Katharine Anne Porter's He So many memories came to my mind while reading this story. I grew up in a family (or at least one side of that family) who always cared and worried about what other people thought. Most obviously, the short story, "He," by Katharine Anne Porter is about appearance vs. reality and living with a disabled child. But I also believe the story is about life, the hardships of life, poverty, the innocence of children, the trust children put into their parents, the gossip of small towns, the resentment and bitterness of the hardships of life, being a mother, rural life, denial, guilt, and compassion....   [tags: Katharine Anne Porter He Essays]
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Mrs. Whipple's Mistreatment of Her Son in Katherine Anne Porter's He - Mrs. Whipple's Mistreatment of Her Son in Katherine Anne Porter's He The prevailing theme in Katherine Anne Porter's story "He" is Mrs. Whipple's concern over appearances and particularly how her neighbors perceive her actions concerning her retarded son. Many critics have written about Porter's emphasis on appearances in this story. However, what lies under the surface of the story is also interesting. Contrary to both her actions and spoken words, it is clear Mrs. Whipple inwardly feels her retarded son is an animal and that she secretly wishes for his death....   [tags: Katharine Anne Porter He Essays]
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Examination of Characters in Katherine Anne Porter's Short Story He - Examination of Characters in Katherine Anne Porter's Short Story He Katherine Anne Porter's moving and stylistically cohesive short story "He" contains much worth discussing. The story's characters are quite memorable and provide for interesting character studies; in addition, the plot and themes of the story are also noteworthy. The most elaborately detailed character is Mrs. Whipple. She is the dominating member of the Whipple family; despite her belief in "men's work" as opposed to women's, she seems to have a great deal of say in family decisions....   [tags: Katharine Anne Porter He Essays]
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Mrs. Whipple and Her Son in Katherine Porter's He - Mrs. Whipple and Her Son in Katherine Porter's He In the story "He" by Katherine Porter, the main character Mrs. Whipple is often seen as a cruel, neglectful mother who mistreats her son, and there is ample evidence to support this view. But there is another away to look at Mrs. Whipple: she can also be perceived as a pitiful mother being forced to raise a retarded child that is totally incapable of returning her love. After closer inspection, however, it becomes evident that Mrs. Whipple does the best she can under very harsh circumstances, to raise and nurture her son to the best of her ability....   [tags: Katharine Anne Porter He Essays]
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An Essay on Katherine Anne Porter - Good writing should entertain you and great writing should stay with you and cause you to think. When I first read some of Miss Porter’s work, I came away feeling depressed, empty and wondering why she even wrote. Her stories seemed unfinished, incomplete and pointless. However, I find myself thinking about those works, discovering new things and realizing a deeper meaning in the stories. Katherine Anne Porter’s stories are brilliant, vivid snapshots of lives, and reveal the foolishness of man....   [tags: Literature]
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Biography of Katherine Anne Porter - Katherine Anne Porter was a woman of many words and a fiery spirit which, along with the eloquence and ease with which her words seemed to flow, made her one of the great American literary minds of the twentieth century. What led her to this level of prestige were the romanticized events that her own life provided. Porter used her troubled relationships with the men in her life as a motive to instill the qualities of self- reliance and integrity in the strong female protagonists in her short stories; a prime example of which being “María Concepción.” Katherine Anne Porter was born Callie Russell Porter on May 15, 1890 to Mary and Harrison Porter in Indian Creek, Texas....   [tags: maría concepción, dramatic arts]
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Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter - The Two Jiltings of Granny Weatherall Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” is a short story illustrating the struggle of an old woman trying to face death with personal dignity. At the story’s heart is a masterful characterization of the protagonist, Granny Weatherall. Katherine Anne Porter has developed the character of Granny Weatherall “with such clarity and force that her life story becomes a prototype for everyone’s, regardless of age or circumstance” (Blake 3465)....   [tags: sexist criticism, light, darkness]
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Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter - This essay focuses on the theme of love, faith and mainly betrayal. It also aims to analyse the symbolism of the short story "Flowering Judas" written by an American fiction writer Katherine Anne Porter. The story is told in a third-person point of view describing Laura´s internal conflict, the difficulty to stay faithful to her moral as well as political beliefs. The scene is set in Mexico City after the Obregon Revolution. The main protagonist, a young American teacher, comes to the town not only to educate Indian children, but also in support of the revolution, as a helper of the movement members and of the local leader Braggioni who would like to seduce her through singing songs....   [tags: love, faith, betrayal, symbolism in short story]
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Katherine Anne Porter’s Life - Biography Callie Russell Porter, the fourth of five children, was born on May 15, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas. After her mother, Mary Alice (Jones) Porter, died of tuberculosis or bronchitis when Porter was two years old, her father, Harrison Boone, took her and her siblings to their grandmother's home in Kyle, Texas. Porter was enrolled in public and private schools until the age of 15. One of the schools she attended was called Thomas School, a private Methodist school located in San Antonio, Texas, for one year in 1904 where she had her only formal education after grammar school....   [tags: writer, journalist, history] 1378 words
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Katherine Anne Porter - Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas. Her mother died when she was two, and she was raised by her father and her paternal grandmother, who assumed the role of Katherine’s mother. Her formal education consisted of convent schools and ended after a year at the Thomas School in San Antonia when she was fifteen. A year later, only sixteen years old, Katherine ran away and married her first husband, John Henry Koontz. Lasting nine years, this was the longest of her three marriages....   [tags: Authors Writers Biography Essays]
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Katherine Anne Porter: History in Context - Is a woman's strength determined by her endurance to stay in a hurtful relationship or is it determined by her ability to move on. The early twentieth century is known to women as the "era of exuberance." (Gilbert 1205) During the early twentieth century women began to find the answer to the question at hand deeply rooted within themselves. The answer for Katherine Anne Porter seemed to be her ability to move on based on the actions she chose in her real life. Does her literature tell a different story....   [tags: American Literature] 1176 words
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Feminist Issues in Katherine Anne Porter - Feminist Issues in Katherine Anne Porter Historically women have been considered intellectually inferior to men and also a source of temptation and evil. Women have also been considered naturally weaker than men, squeamish, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development. In most early societies, and up until fairly recently, domestic chores were relegated to women, leaving heavier labor such as hunting, plowing, and careers outside of the home to men. Maternity was considered the natural biological role of the woman, and it has also been highly regarded as her social role as well....   [tags: essays papers] 2160 words
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Analysis of Granny Weatherall in the Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter - In the short story, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," written by Katherine Anne Porter, it is essentially focused on Granny Weatherall, an old woman who is in her death bed who is reminiscing about important life events, her young days and her children.. Granny's strong character and personality reminded me of my own grandfather, who had the same character as Granny Weatherall. The reason why I chose this particular short story was that it reminded me of my grandfather, who had a huge impact on my life, and as reading this short story of Granny Weatherall, memories of him filled up in my head....   [tags: prayer, last days, grandparent]
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Jilting in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Jilting in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" Webster’s dictionary defines the word “jilt” as the act of rejecting a lover. So to be deserted by another, left at the altar, or unwanted by another, is to be jilted. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, Emily and Granny Weatherall throughout the course of their lives experience jilting several times. In turn, this rejection places a significant emphasis on both of their lives....   [tags: Faulkner Porter Rose Emily Jilting Essays] 1155 words
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Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" was written by Katherine Anne Porter and first published in 1930. The story is of a women named Granny Weatherall who is on her deathbed. As she is surrounded by friends and family she remembers the life she has lived. She describes being jilted many times in her life, first by her husband-to-be and finally by death. The story was eventually made into a movie directed by Randa Haines. A major theme in the story is that of self-pity....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall] 1271 words
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Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Stream of Consciousness in Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," Katherine Anne Porter applies the rhetorical technique stream of consciousness to guide her audience through the last sixty years of a leathery, bitter woman jilted in life, and finally in death. The seemingly aimless and casual technique, similar to a human's thought pattern, effectively develops the exposition, conflict, and denouement. By using the stream of consciousness technique, Porter establishes Granny Weatherall's background....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall] 545 words
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Character in Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Character in Katherine Anne Porter's “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, describes the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman. As Granny Weatherall’s life literally “flashes” before her eyes, the importance of the title of the story becomes obvious. Granny Weatherall has been in some way deceived or disappointed in every love relationship of her life. Her past lover George, husband John, daughter Cornelia, and God all did an injustice by what Porter refers to as “jilting.” This unending cycle of wrongdoing caused Granny to be a mixture of strength, bitterness, and ultimate fear as she faces her la...   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall] 659 words
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Control in Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Control in Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" Control, power, and influence are all things that people strive for throughout their lives. When a powerful person grows old however, their power may slip in spite their attempts to maintain control. An elderly person may feel useless, or they may have feelings of loss, regret, or waste. Issues of aging, control, and feelings of waste are something Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" describes with vivid detail....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall] 976 words
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Memories in Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - In Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" an old woman's light is slowly fading out and memories from her past are phasing in and out of her head as she lives out her final moments. The times she was "jilted" are pouring out of her memories, releasing themselves and allowing her the peaceful death she so desires. She has good memories: memories of her children, memories of her husband, and memories of her silly father: "Her father had lived to be one hundred and two years old and had drunk a noggin of strong hot toddy on his last birthday....   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall]
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Theme Betrayal for Flowering Judas - Judas Iscariot, the disciple, hanged himself from a tree after betraying Jesus Christ and giving him a kiss. The tree in which Judas hanged himself is known as “Judas Tree” mainly found in Southern Europe and Western Asia. In the short story “Flowering Judas” written by Katherine Anne Porter the title is related to this religious event of betrayal, murder, and denial. “‘Flowering Judas’ is possibly her most remarkable story of tension, sustained, threatened, and reestablished” (Gottfried 134). The two main characters in this short story are Braggioni and Laura....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine Anne Porter ] 1459 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: Free Essays] 391 words
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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - An Unfulfilled Life The characters in Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” include Ellen Weatherall and the people who made up the memories and her present reality. They represent the sum total of Granny Weatherall’s experiences, her relationships, her suffering, her endurance, and finally her passing. The characters and memories offer Granny no resolution and no peace in the final hours of her life. Granny’s name “Weatherall” reflects strength, survival, and endurance (Harder, 151)....   [tags: Katherine Anne Porter] 732 words
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Merciless Death in Katherine Anne Porter's The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - Merciless Death in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall        In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," Katherine Anne Porter gives readers a glimpse of the thoughts of a woman about to die.  Lying in her bed in her daughter Cornelia's house, eighty-year-old Granny Weatherall drifts in and out of consciousness.  Through her thoughts of events both current and bygone, it is learned that Granny has worked hard all her life, and frequently tells herself that she did a good job.  She thinks of events that made her stronger: digging holes for fence posts, "riding country roads in the winter when women had their babies" (311), taking care of sick animals and sick children.  Though Granny Weatherall t...   [tags: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall]
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Flowering Judas - Judas Iscariot, the disciple, hanged himself from a tree after betraying Jesus Christ and giving him a kiss. The tree in which Judas hanged himself is known as “Judas Tree” mainly found in Southern Europe and Western Asia. In the short story “Flowering Judas” written by Katherine Anne Porter the title is related to this religious event of betrayal, murder, and denial. The two main characters in this short story are Braggioni and Laura. Braggoni is a cruel, powerful leader of Marxist revolutionaries in and around Mexico City....   [tags: Analysis, Katherine Anne Porter] 1359 words
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Comparing Death in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and A Worn Path - Comparing Death in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and A Worn Path Death is not something to be feared, but faced with awe. Although, by nature, aging and death are merely facts of life; a loss of hope, the frustration of all aspirations, a leap into a great darkness, and the feelings of fear and anguish. Phoneix Jackson of Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" and Granny of Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" face these inevitable signs of aging and death. Phoenix Jackson, an old Negro lady, haltingly struggles with her age while walking through the woods and fields on her way to town....   [tags: Papers Eudora Welty Katherine Anne Porter] 593 words
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Alfred Hitchcock's Rope - To this day Rope, Alfred Hitchcock’s first color film, remains one of the most original motion picture dramas. With the exception of the opening credits, Rope was shot on one individual set located within a soundstage, similar to as if a play was being performed on stage. Despite the confined space the film occupied, the atmospheric anxiety carried on up until the very end. Furthermore, Hitchcock successfully created a deception, of the same repetitive shot. Nonetheless, during the one hundred and eight minute film, it’s hard not to notice the closeness Phillip and Brandon shared sexually together, making them homosexuals....   [tags: Rope Film Analysis] 1306 words
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The Relationship between Jump Rope Skills and Reading Proficiency - The effects of exercise on one’s health are well documented and encouraged by health organizations. However, effects of exercise and types of exercise on cognition, reading and standardized testing are less known. Many research studies have examined exercise and its influence on the brain, but often conflicting data has resulted. Brisswalter, Collardeau and Rene, have tried to identify reliable influential factors in their research on acute exercise and cognitive performance. Factors such as increased arousal, metabolic factors, attention strategies and humoral functions have been identified as factors within research....   [tags: jump rope, fitness, reading]
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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Ann Porter - The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Ann Porter Having read "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter once before, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the short story. With more understanding of the story now, it is much easier to consider the how Granny's actions are acceptable rather than rash at times. Granny's character is one where everyone can relate to because each one of us manages to feel sorry for her through the problems she must face along her long road to death....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Analysis of the First Paragraph in Porter’s Old Mortality - Analysis of the First Paragraph in Porter’s Old Mortality First, I would like to make some broad generalizations about Katherine Anne Porter’s stories. The selections of stories that I have read could be considered stories about transition, passage from an old world to a new. There is a prolific amount of life and death imagery related to changes from slavery to freedom, aristocracy to middle-class, and birth to death. Her stories contain characters from several generations and the narratives move through out this multi-generational consciousness....   [tags: Porter’s Old Mortality] 600 words
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Nearing Death in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter - ... At the end of the story as she asks God for a sign and doesn't get one, she feels that now God has jilted her, so she blows out the candle. This is a story of another “jilting” which is one of the main words in the title, because Granny was ready for death and was preparing for it for a while now and suddenly God said no and didn’t let Granny pass like she wanted too. Granny recalls events throughout her life, from being left at the altar on her wedding day, to losing a child, to realizing her own death....   [tags: memory, bridegroom bible parable]
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The Diamond Model by Michael Porter - Michael Porter developed Porter’s Diamond, also known as The Diamond Model, in 1990 in his book ‘The Competitive Advantage of Nations’. The four determinants of Porter’s diamond must operate as a system rather than individually. It provides the answers to ‘Why does nation achieve international success in a particular industry?’ (Porter, 1998:71). Despite the universal application of Porter’s diamond framework, many critics argued that the model is flawed. This essay aims to discuss the different critiques drawn to the diamond network....   [tags: porter's diamond, competitive advantage]
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The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine - The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine Anchee Min, a Chinese novelist, has written many books about life in China revolving around the Cultural Revolution, including her autobiography Red Azalea. In her novel Katherine (1995), readers are exposed to life after the Cultural Revolution. The story focuses on two bold characters—Katherine and Zebra. Katherine, an American schoolteacher, comes to China to teach English to the younger generation. Her western ideology—free spirit, free will, and her stylish appearance--influences her students to think differently about the ways they live....   [tags: Katherine]
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Sexual Frustration in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope - On May 21, 1924, two highly intelligent university scholars from Chicago, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, executed their highly-calculated plan for the cold-blooded murder of a distant relative of Loebπs, 14-year old Bobby Franks. As students of Nietzscheπs philosophy, Loeb and Leopold had set out to commit the ≥perfect murder≤ in order to actualize the belief that they were of an elite group, superior to the common man, to whom the standard moral code did not apply....   [tags: Rope Film Analysis]
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The Feminist Struggle in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories - Katherine Mansfield belongs to a group of female authors that have used their financial resources and social standing to critique the patriarchal status quo. Like Virginia Woolf, Mansfield was socioeconomically privileged enough to write influential texts that have been deemed as ‘proto-feminist’ before the initial feminist movements. The progressive era in which Mansfield writes proves to be especially problematic because, “[w]hile the Modernist tradition typically undermined middle-class values, women … did not have the recognized rights necessary to fully embrace the liberation from the[se] values” (Martin 69)....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield]
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Katherine Sheppard - "A great woman has gone whose name will remain an inspiration to the daughters of New Zealand, while our history endures". This quote was read at the funeral for Katherine Sheppard. The political advancement of women in New Zealand was brought about by a handful of courageous women, particularly Kate Sheppard. Kate Sheppard was born on March 10, 1847 in Liverpool, England. Her full name was Katherine Wilson Sheppard, but she preferred the name Kate. After her father's death in 1862 when Kate was only 15, Kate's mother, took her and her two older brothers over to New Zealand, in 1868 and settled in Christchurch....   [tags: Katherine Sheppard]
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Women Empowerment: The Construction of Female Gender in Anne of Green Gables & Little Women - Introduction The antebellum period brought about many changes in American society. One of those changes was the manner in which American households were organized. Robert Max Jackson argues in his account on gender inequality that up to the 1820s a patriarchal ideology predominated the American household giving fathers absolute authority; they would rule their homes as “communal enterprises” in which husband and wife worked together in order to earn a living. However, from the 1820s onwards the economy rapidly expanded as a consequence of the industrial revolution and many men started to work away from home in industrial and commercial firms, leaving their wives at home to carry out the dom...   [tags: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women]
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The Life and Work of Katherine Mansfield - The Life and Work of Katherine Mansfield Born as Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand in the year 1888, Katherine Mansfield has long been celebrated as New Zealand’s most influential and important writer. Daughter of Annie Dyer and Herold Beauchamp, Mansfield was born to a wealthy businessman and a mother who was often thought to have been “aloof”. Attending school at a young age, Mansfield went to Wellington GC as well as Miss Swainson’s private school before being sent to Queen’s college in London for a more formal education....   [tags: Biography Katherine Mansfield Essays]
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Katherine Mansfield And Sexuality - One of the themes that can be found in the stories of Katherine Mansfield centres upon the role, status, sexuality, and "place" of women in society. According to Chantal Cornut-Gentille d'Arcy, "Mansfield's succinct narratives … are triumphs of style, a style which challenged the conventional parameters of nineteenth-century realism, constrained to plot, sequential development, climax, and conclusion" (244). More specifically, maintains that "even though Mansfield never acknowledged any profound engagement with Freudian approaches to sexuality or psychic disorder … Mansfield moved in a context which undoubtedly indicates she was aware of Freud's ideas and discoveries" (245)....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield Feminism Sex] 1598 words
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Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival - Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival Born in Shanghai, China, in 1957, under the rule of Chairman Mao, China’s communist leader, Anchee Min followed the teachings of Mao (Book Reporter). In 1974, she worked at a labor camp for some time. In 1984, she came to America, and by 1994 her memoir, Red Azalea, became an international bestseller (book jacket). Katherine, her first novel, was published in 1995. Min’s Katherine has been called by a Vogue reviewer, “a powerful lesson in survival” (book jacket)....   [tags: Anchee Min Katherine Essays]
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The Metamorphosis of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank - The Metamorphosis of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank        A young girl, Anneliese Marie Frank, receives an empty jar of a diary for her thirteenth birthday, amidst much political strife in her new home country of Netherlands. As a German-born Jew in hiding, Anne will eventually fill her diary with over 2 years of experiences of the Secret Annex. Initially, she makes use of her newfound outlet to exhibit her growing interest to become a writer. The diary, for Anne, acts as her personal confidante before her family goes into hiding, and becomes even more valued to her during their ordeal....   [tags: Diary of Anne Frank Essays]
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Unraveling of Myths in Porter’s Old Mortality - Unraveling of Myths in Porter’s Old Mortality “There was a kind of faded merriment in the background, with its vase of flowers and its draped velvet curtains, the kind of case and the kind of curtains that no one would have any more. The clothes were not even romantic-looking, bur merely most terribly out of fashion, and the whole affair was associated, in the minds of the little girls, with dead things: the smell of Grandmother’s medicated cigarettes and her furniture that smelled of beeswax, and her old-fashioned perfume, Orange Flower....   [tags: Porter’s Old Mortality] 484 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Bliss - Katherine Mansfield's "Bliss" Katherine Mansfield¡¦s short story Bliss is filled with a lot of underlying mean-ings and themes. There are as well many symbols that Mansfield uses and among those the pear tree is an important one. In this essay I will prove that the pear tree is both a symbol for for Bertha and her life and the awakening of her sexuality. First I will sketch on the symbolic meanings of a pear and a tree as they are described in symbolic books and I will then focus on the pear tree in relation to Ber-tha throughout the story....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield Bliss Essays]
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The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday - The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday “Ottilie, now silent, was doubled upon herself, slipping loosely on the edge of the seat. I caught hold of her stout belt with my free hand, and my fingers slipped between her clothes and bare flesh, ribbed and gaunt and dry against my knuckles. My sense of her realness, her humanity, this shattered being that was a woman, was so shocking to me that a howl as doglike and despairing as her own rose in me unuttered and died again, to be a perpetual ghost....   [tags: Porter’s Holiday] 498 words
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Biography of William Sydney Porter - ... When he arrived in Honduras, the detachment from his family caused him long hours of anguish. Will stayed in the San Pedro Sulla hotel and to earn a living took several different jobs. He helped the owner of the hotel in the kitchen, kept books for a plantation owner, worked as a printer, and even rearranged the drug dispensary at a hospital in return for meals. Unable to stay away from his family he decided to return to Austin, in January of 1897 he took ship back to New Orleans. When Will arrived back in Austin, the Machinery of Government began moving in the direction of a trial....   [tags: invention, church festivals ] 1726 words
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