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Confusion in Landscape for a Good Woman - Confusion in Landscape for a Good Woman I found Landscape for a Good Woman to be a confusing landscape, one whose contours are difficult to follow. I don't mean to imply that I did not find the book fascinating, but it was so rich and the stories and scholarly discussions were so intertwined that it was difficult to keep track of what Steedman was trying to convey. Why did she choose to write in this way. Instead of giving us a straight narrative about her childhood and allowing us to make our own inferences, I feel as if she's told a story and, at the same time, she's told us how to interpret that story and has given us a critique of her own and others' interpretations of her story....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays] 689 words
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Free Essays - Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman - Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman In her introduction to Landscape for a Good Woman, Carolyn Steedman claims that "this is a drama of class" (22); she blames her mother's working-class background -- where "fierce resentment against the unfairness of things, was carried through seventy years and three generations ... [and] dissolved into the figure of [her] mother" (30) -- for her own joyless childhood. The shocking portrait of Steedman's mother, who tells her children repeatedly both in her actions and words how unwanted they are, redefines the culturally normative nurturing role of motherhood....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays] 448 words
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Free Essays - Bitter Reality in Landscape for a Good Woman - Bitter Reality in Landscape for a Good Woman "For my mother, the time of my childhood was the place where the fairly tales failed." (47) The loss of dreams for Edna has resulted in a loss of dreams and fantasy world for her children. The focus on the little mermaid is appropriate. Just as Edna makes the two girls into the tragic figure of the little mermaid by blaming their father for leaving/not leaving them, Edna continually makes her children into either the tragic figures or the villain by blaming them for her shattered dreams....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays] 577 words
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Free Essays - Memories and Motherhood in Landscape for a Good Woman - Memories and Motherhood in Landscape for a Good Woman The relevance and subsequent interpretation of memories as they relate to one's desire to mother ". . . refusal to reproduce oneself is a refusal to perpetuate what one is, that is, the way one understands oneself to be in the social world." -- pg. 84 In reading Carolyn Kay Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman, two themes took center stage: Memories and Motherhood. As the book unfolds Steedman repeatedly points out that childhood memories are used by individuals for various purposes; rather than objective recollections dominated by facts, she proposes that they are more subjective in nature, likely to alter with time or a...   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays] 512 words
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Gertrude Jekyll: An Influence Landscape Architect - Introduction Gertrude Jekyll,a famous British landscape gardener and craftswoman that dote about thousand of articles.Jekyll is well-known for the wonderful gardens in the nineteenth century(Wallinger,2012).At that time she became one of the premier landscapers of her day.Her work are still preserved well in different cities in Britain and other countries. This essay will mainly analysis about her design works,her illustration life and her design skills from her inspirations.There are different opinions about her garden design are linked with different theories.Jekyll may be seen as playing a vital role in garden design and landscape architecture.Now she is recognized as the most influent...   [tags: British lanscape gardner and craftswoman]
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Atwood and Lahiri's Death by Landscape and Sexy: Girls Finding Their Inner Woman - “Death by Landscape” and “Sexy”, two short stories written by two very different authors; although different they share some similarities. “Death by Landscape’s” Margret Atwood is a Canadian writer who began writing in the early 1950s during her teens. Atwood published “Death by Landscape” in 1990 during the time in which the female faculty of Victoria College vocalized about feminism, Atwood since has portrayed her non-male characters with female power and promise in a man's world. The author of “Sexy” is Jhumpa Lahiri an Indian woman whose first literary collection debuted in 1999....   [tags: feminism, love, culture]
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Analysis of the Photos by TG KYE -   In this written essay, I chose some photos which were shot by TG KYE, who is a Korean photojournalist.   1, The first photo I chose is about a boy who is jumping. Probably, he is jumping on a high hill, but TG did not shoot the hill that seems like the boy is flying. I think this photo is interesting and catches my eyes because it feels like a freedom. The visual field is wide, and the pose of the boy is also wide that he is stretching his arms and legs. In addition, he takes off his shirt and wears a very loose pants can also express that he does not have any constraint, that he is free....   [tags: boy, jumping, woman, landscape, moon] 664 words
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Urbanization in North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell - ... There life was simpler and there were no class tensions, the air was healthy, the people were interested in education and conversation, their manners genteel. In the North, however, the air was dirty, factories caused illness and death and money was valued more than learning. Margaret speaks of Helstone in a dreamy fashion to Henry Lennox in a very poetic and imaginative speech, “And I too change perpetually—now this, now that—now disappointed and peevish because all is not exactly as I had pictured it, and now suddenly discovering that the reality is far more beautiful than I had imagined it....   [tags: industrialization, conflicts, landscape]
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What role does the landscape play in contributing to three Australian - In this essay I will consider the roles of city and country in three short stories; Water Them Geraniums by Henry Lawson, Short-Shift Saturday by Gavin Casey, and Trees Can Speak by Alan Marshall. I will argue through contributing to character development, they provide insight into the construction of contempory Australian identity. In Water Them Geraniums the outback is shown to be an emasculating force, particularly for women, that strips away their humanity until they function in a mechanical way to survive off the land....   [tags: essays research papers] 2572 words
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Good Night Death - John Donne and Dylan Thomas lived centuries apart with death being a very prominent part of each of their lives due to wars and plagues. The common theme of both poems is their attitudes towards death based on the belief of what happens to the human soul after the physical life comes to fruition. The authors’ beliefs influence their use of personification to conceptualize death to make it a more formidable adversary. The poems, “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne, and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” by Dylan Thomas share a likeness in the concept of death, but their views of death are as contrasting as the lives of the two authors....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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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Relationship between Good and Evil - "They (Indians) are not to blame, they have not a dog's chance--we should be like them if we settled here" (184) - Mr. McBryde, A Passage to India, 1912 During the early 1900s, the British people had been living among the Indian culture for an extended period of time. Several discrepancies had been established between these two groups due to stereotypes, prejudices, and ignorance. E.M. Forster implied his deepest aspirations for accord to ameliorate this quandary in his erudite novel, A Passage to India, written in 1912....   [tags: European Literature] 742 words
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Norse vs. Christian Mythology: The Beginning and the End - It is human nature to question our surroundings. Even dating back to the earliest days of mankind, the “caveman,” there are records suggesting our ancestors believed in something bigger than themselves—a life beyond what they could see. This belief carried thousands of years, in many forms, including polytheism and monotheism. Two of these belief systems are those of the Norsemen and those of Christians. Set over a thousand years apart from each other, and in completely different parts of the globe, the highly contrasting traditions and folklore do not have much in common on first glance....   [tags: good and evil, revelation, bible, god]
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The Good Woman of Setzuan - "As Shen Te stretches out her arms to them in desperation they disappear above, smiling and waving." (Pg. 106 "The Good Woman of Setzuan") The ending of "The Good Woman of Setzuan" leaves the readers a sensation that Shen Te was abandoned by the Gods eternally. Instead of the Gods leaving at the end of the play, they ought to stay in town for fairly longer just to assist Shen Te to resolve all the problems among her and her neighbors. It is reasonable that the Gods must teach the neighbors a lesson for using Shen Te....   [tags: The Good Woman of Setzuan] 289 words
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The Moral Right...or The Greater Good? - Sex is a topic that is rarely openly discussed in America. Some would say that is an example of moral decency, others might argue that this is just a prudish mindset we inherited from early puritan settlers. Sex for pay or prostitution, is one concept so at odds with this taboo that it has been declared immoral and illegal. Forty-eight out of fifty states have decided that prostitution should be illegal. On the surface, this widespread ban on prostitution may appear to combat the spread disease and sex slavery, but, upon further inspection, this assertion might not be supported by facts....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Setting in John Steinbeck´s East of Eden - ... Her monstrous personality drives her to almost murder her unborn sons, leave her husband and two babies, and start a brothel where she openly manipulates men with sex in cruel ways for the rest of her life. Steinbeck describes this woman as someone who is innately malicious and lives to makes those around her miserable. Throughout the novel Cathy transforms into a devilish character. Her malicious nature is a direct reflection of the sinister Santa Lucias. Together the setting and the characterization remarks on the evil portion of the theme....   [tags: land, evil, good, conflict, theme, personality] 1098 words
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Semiotics of the Landscape - The secrets that are held within our hearts always find a way to express themselves. This is true of every individual. Our secret desires and experiences show themselves little by little through our dreams, our personalities, and even through our hobbies. This is a partial description of Sigmund Freud's theory of the unconscious mind. What secrets are being expressed in Margaret Atwood's short story which is called Death by Landscape. How are these secrets manifesting themselves through the story....   [tags: Death By Landscape, Margaret Atwoon, Freud] 1021 words
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Through Another's Eyes: The Influence of Catholocism in Flannery O’Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find - Brilliant and popular author Flannery O’Connor expounded, “I write the way I do because and only because I am a Catholic. I feel that if I were not a Catholic I would have no reason to write, no reason to see, no reason to feel horrified or even to enjoy anything” (Lifto). For this Southern writer, all comes into proper focus when viewed through the lens of faith. Thus, taking O’Connor at her word, one is warranted to investigate her short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find, through the lens of her unapologetic Catholic Christian beliefs....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Religion, Christianity]
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Welcome Home by Jack Levine and City Landscape by Francis Criss - Both Welcome Home by Jack Levine and City Landscape by Francis Criss are pieces that can be seen in the “American Moderns, 1910-1960 From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit at Reynolda House, which is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. The two pieces look quite different at a first glance, and this is true to an extent. The main similarity between the two, of course, is that they were both made by American artists in the modern art time period. Welcome Home was made in 1946, while City Landscape was made in 1934....   [tags: city landscape, satire, corruption]
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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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Reading the Landscape and Reading a Human - The narrator was eight years old and her brother was three when her mother died. They were raised by their father, maternal grandfather, and an old ranch hand named Chubb on land fenced in order to keep other people's cattle out and the wilderness in. On some nights, she recalls, the two children would go running through the moonlight, “through owl-call and cricket-chirp and frog-bellow… There is no other way to explain it: we'd run until Mother was alive. It was like blowing air on a fire, bringing coals to flame....   [tags: humanity, nature, landscape]
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Analysis of woman in The Good Earth - There is always a woman behind a successful man, and women can also contribute to a man's failure. In the book of The Good Earth, the protagonist WangLung is significantly influenced by his three women. They contribute tremendously to the inner psychological mentality of Wanglung. They also serve as the supporting base behind family structure. Wanglung were considered the masters in both family and society, O-lan contributed to the underlying foundation of the family, although not acknowledged, was a molder of their male counterparts, even superior to her husband....   [tags: Pearl S. Buck, literary analysis, men]
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A Study on the Changes and Attributes of Contemporary Landscape Paintings - Landscape painting has been a center of Oriental style painting and has portrayed the balance of nature as Wang Yu once said, "A landscape painting is the best of painting." Landscape painting has developed its dimension by reserving the inheritance of its spirituality and philosophy ever since Chinese landscape painting introduced into Korea. After 1945, contemporary Korean landscape painting was newly born while influenced by real rendering technique, ink philosophy, Western technique, and social changes of surrounding environment....   [tags: landscape paintings, paintings, art,] 579 words
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A Good Woman is Hard to Find - Characterization Essay A Good Woman is Hard To Find In the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" the grandmother displays several qualities that make her a villain. Throughout the story the author Flannery O'Connor gives details of the grandmother's imperfections. O'Connor describes many different aspects of the lifestyle that this family lives portrayed by the life of the wicked grandmother, giving numerous examples of her bad character. In the story the grandmother clearly states that she does not want to go to Florida, but to East Tennessee where her other family lives....   [tags: American Literature] 576 words
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find” - One of the most memorable lines from “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” comes from the Misfit when he says, “She would have been a good woman if it had been someone there to shoot her for every minute of her life (O’Connor 309).” Flannery O’Connor’s depiction of Christian faith can be seen in almost all of her works. Inevitably, the plots in all of O’Connor’s stories end with a shocking conclusion, and this leaves the reader with freedom to interpret the central idea. From the endless list of themes that O’Connor embeds into her stories, “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is largely influenced by divine grace, hypocrisy, bitter reality, and white supremacy....   [tags: A Good Man Is Hard To Find Essays]
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Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman - Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman The excerpt, "No Name Woman", from Maxine Hong Kingston's book, Woman Warrior, gives insight into her life as a Chinese girl raised in America through a tragic story of her aunt's life, a young woman raised in a village in China in the early 1900s. The story shows the consequences beliefs, taught by parents, have on a child's life. Kingston attempts to figure out what role the teachings of her parents should have on her life, a similar attempt for many of us in the world....   [tags: Woman Warrior Kingston Essays Papers]
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Good And Evil Are Bedfellows in Flannery O’Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find - The Flannery O’Connor story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” illustrates a parallel between the Misfit and the grandmother, showing that good and evil are not mutually exclusive in an individual. The grandmother and the Misfit display a flowing, changing state of character, representative of this shift. Flannery O’Connor develops these two characters on the surface as simply being a good person and a bad person. However, there is more to each character than the surface level, as they exhibit traits that wouldn’t ordinarily seem fitting in regards to what would be expected....   [tags: A Good Man is Hard to Find Essays]
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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - A prolific writer, famously known as Flannery O’Connor in 1953, wrote the short narrative titled “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (Scott 2). However, it was published two years later in 1955, in her second collection of short stories. This particular collection presented the author as a key voice in the ancient American literature world until she met her sudden death in 1964 when she was only 39. The collection also won her tremendous fame, especially concerning her unmatchable creativity and mastery of short narratives (Seel 211)....   [tags: christianity, catholicism, good man]
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Young Goodman Brown: Good vs Evil - In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown,” the author uses danger and mystery to represent the struggle of good versus evil. Young Goodman Brown journeys into the night and comes to realize an unforgiving truth. Everyone is in danger of abandoning their faith or is inherently evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne has filled this story symbolism, after reading this story the reader may have questions about Young Goodman Browns’ determination to journey towards his evil purpose. Nathaniel Hawthorne implies strong faith can endure but when that faith is destroyed, what view does a person have towards mankind....   [tags: nathanial hawthorne, good, evil] 684 words
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The Good Mother – A Passive Life - The Good Mother – A Passive Life   "We live in a world...where the decisive deed may invite the holocaust." --John Updike An interesting question that emerges while reading The Good Mother is: Why did Anna let it happen. Of course, this question must be included among many others, most of which elicit ambiguous answers: What really happened. Was there fault to be assigned. If so, who was at fault. What is a good mother. Can a woman be a good lover and a good mother. Where must sexual boundaries be drawn between children and couples in a household....   [tags: Good Mother] 1365 words
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A Mother-Daughter Relationship in The Woman Warrior - A Mother-Daughter Relationship in The Woman Warrior “Whenever she had to warn us about life, my mother told stories that ran like this one, a story to grow up on. She tested our strengths to establish realities”(5). In the book “The Woman Warrior,” Maxine Kingston is most interested in finding out about Chinese culture and history and relating them to her emerging American sense of self. One of the main ways she does so is listening to her mother’s talk-stories about the family’s Chinese past and applying them to her life....   [tags: Literature Woman Warrior] 1481 words
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