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The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman - Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes shows a large amount of feminism throughout the play. Lillian intertwines economical independent with feminism several times. Regina Hubbard is constantly the main character involved with the economical independence and feminism. Birdy and Alexandra Hubbard are portrayed for their ability to rise above the oppression that surrounds them during most of the play. Hellman’s portrayal of Regina shows her as the wickedest character. This serves as a foundation to the message that when women are powerless they will do anything to over come it (Friedman 81)....   [tags: The Little Foxes] 1055 words
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The Little Rock 9 - • Introduction • The controversial topic of race • "Beyond religion, beyond class, beyond politics and ideology, for centuries race has been the single most controversial question in America’s dialog. Even three years after the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education deemed that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the arrival of the nine black students to the all-white southern school was a threat to white Americans."(Dickerson) • There were over 100 black students who signed up to go to Little Rock Central High, but only 9 ended up there....   [tags: The Little Rock 9]
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Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie - Building an Empire through Gender Roles in Little House on the Prairie Children’s literature of the Nineteenth Century is notoriously known for its projection of expected Victorian gender roles upon its young readers. Male and female characters were often given specific duties, reactions, and characteristics that reflected society’s particular attitudes and moral beliefs onto the upcoming citizens of the empire. These embedded concepts helped to encourage nationality and guide children towards their specific gender roles which would ensure the kingdom’s future success....   [tags: Little House on the Prairie Essays]
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives they live and how they transform into “little women.” Since there is really no antagonist or bad guy portrayed in this novel, Jo March is considered the protagonist....   [tags: Essays on Little Women] 673 words
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Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None) by Agatha Christie - Ten Little Indians, published as And Then There Were None when it débuted in America brought a wonderful sense of mystery into the life of the American. Written by Agatha Christie, it was published in 1939 as a fiction murder mystery. The story is set on the coast of Devon, England during the thirties. Ten Little Indians is a classic murder mystery, which involves ten unsuspecting average people. While it seems that one of these people would be the main character, everyone is equally important in shaping the story....   [tags: Ten Little Indians]
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Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood - That particular day, I left my den to go on a nice hike through the woods. Then I met her. Little Red Riding Hood came wandering up the path. She told me she wanted to go to her grandmother’s house, which was just down the path, but she was lost, so I, being the kind wolf I am, gave her directions. She thanked me and skipped off happily. Later on, I began to worry if she reached the house safely. After all, she had seemed apt to getting lost. So I went to go check the grandmother’s house to see if she had arrived yet....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, short story] 646 words
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The Little Mermaid: Hans Christian Andersen vs Walt Disney - The Little Mermaid is well known to everyone, but which version is known best. Hans Christian Andersen or Walt Disney, both are very similar mostly because Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid was the most popular version of the story before Walt Disney. Although Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” published in 1837, contains many patronizing nineteenth-century attitudes towards women, a value system that at least acknowledges the legitimacy of femininity shapes the fairytale. Unfortunately, Walt Disney’s 1989 film version of “The Little Mermaid” eliminates the values that affirm femininity in the original story (Trites 145) Walt Disney needed to change his version and many...   [tags: The Little Mermaid Essays]
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An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl - An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl                 Grace King's The Little Convent Girl is an excellent example of post-Civil War realism incorporating a trick-ending. In this local color short story, King methodically lures the reader into a false belief that her story is about an insignificant and nameless young girl who, after twelve years seclusion in a convent, is exposed to the fervor and excitement of a steamboat trip down the Mississippi River. The success of Ms. King's trick-ending is achieved through three basic elements; 1) de-emphasizing the importance of the main character, 2) tidbits of information followed by wordy misdirection, and 3) a false climax....   [tags: Little Convent Girl Essays] 736 words
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Stories were invented a by people at the dawn of civilization for many reasons. Some stories were invented to tell history, some to show patterns. In the book "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" they discover what stories can do to them, and how powerful they are. In the book the Communists ban literature so the people lose there individualism so the government can have complete control of the nation. Stories told to show the past are important because they make people remember the past so they don't repeat it....   [tags: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress] 351 words
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An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough - An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough   The text written by Dylan Thomas is an interesting semi-autobiographical one, that may seem to be a simple piece of prose at a first glance,  but goes a lot deeper,  by playing with the language,  and cultural peculiarities.       One of the things that distinguishes this text from a lot of his others,  is the fact that it is partially written in a narrative form.  The author takes two roles in this piece of prose.  Some of the time he takes on the role of a narrator,  and is telling the story,  as if he were telling the reader about something that happened to him as a child....   [tags: Extraordinary Little Cough]
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Analysis of The Little Prince - I. Tone The tone of The Little Prince is often lonely and fragile-sounding, much like the little prince himself, when he ventures into the world of adults in an attempt to understand them. The writer emphasizes, throughout the story, that loneliness is what isolates the adults rather than children because they are unable to see things with their minds, hearts, and imagination. Both the protagonist (the little prince) and secondary protagonist (the narrator) lead lonely lives because of this isolation due to the differences between the minds of children and adults....   [tags: Little Prince Essays] 3487 words
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Mathematical Exploration: Exploring the Proofs of Fermat's Little Theorem - Unraveling the complex and diverse nature of numbers has always been a fascinating ordeal for me; that is what makes and keeps me interested in the world of mathematics. Finding out new number patterns and the relationship between numbers is nothing short of a new discovery; that is how my interest into learning more about and exploring Fermat's Little Theorem came about. INTRODUCTION OF FERMAT'S LITTLE THEOREM Pierre de Fermat was a French mathematician whose contribution to analytic geometry and calculus are duly noted....   [tags: little theorem, binomial theorem, pierre de fermat]
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An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse - An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse      Seamus Heaney’s “The Redress of Poetry” reveals the idea that “it is the imagination [of poetry] pressing back  against the pressure of reality (1).”  The two opposing forces of imagination and reality are active in Geoffrey Hill’s  “Little Apocalypse.”  The poem deals with the personal religious conflict of Friedrich Hoderlin (1770-1843), a German lyric poet.  Hill focuses on Hoderlin’s struggle with his strong belief in Greek mythology and then Contemporary Protestant theology....   [tags: Little Apocalypse]
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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 Development of the Hero in Little Women -  Louisa May Alcott furnishes a probing look at the hero through recognition of how the imaginary hero of romantic fiction is not always the ideal while bringing the reader to see the heroic in the everyday lives of four young women with the primary emphasis falling on Jo. In the chapter, "Castles in the Air," as each of the characters envisions the distant future (ten years hence anyway), Jo remarks, "I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle-- something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women] 912 words
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The Power of Carver's Little Things - The Power of Carver's Little Things      To a reader unfamiliar with his work, Raymond Carver's short story, "Little Things" may seem devoid of all literary devices owning to good writing. Fortunately, these people are mistaken. With his minimalistic style, it is what Carver doesn't write that makes his work so effective. Most of Carver's short stories describe situations that many people could find themselves in and that is why his work is so appealing to readers. They are not restricted to harsh explicative details or over-dramatized language, but are allowed to create their own rationale for the actions of the characters and the consequent results....   [tags: Carver Little Things Essays Papers]
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Death and Love in Little Women -   "Four women, taught by weal and woe To love and labor in their prime. Four sisters, parted for an hour, None lost, one only gone..." (365-366). Jo wrote these lines in a poem, after Beth died. This is the most significant struggle for Jo. Jo and Beth are the two middle sisters in the classic novel, Little Women (1869) written by Louisa May Alcott. This is a classic novel about an American family of four daughters, a father who is off at war and a mother who works for the food. Jo and Beth are best friends and Jo sets the example for Beth....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]
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Criticism of Organized Religion in Little Boy Lost and Little Boy Found - Criticism of Organized Religion in Little Boy Lost and Little Boy Found Organized religion and its adversity to the natural world is a topic that William Blake addresses quite frequently in his writings. In "Little Boy Lost," from Songs of Innocence, Blake presents a young child, representing the fledgling mind, getting lost in the dark forest of the material world. The illustration at the top of the page shows the little boy being led by a light or spirit of some kind, the "vapour" that Blake later speaks of....   [tags: Little Boy Lost Essays] 794 words
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Eudora Welty's The Little Store - Eudora Welty's The Little Store Eudora Welty, the author of 'The Little Store,' is also the narrator in her story. Upon looking back at her childhood, Eudora realized she was a creative little girl who liked to read and to write. She had the naivety of a child. The town where I was born is only 150 miles from where Eudora was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Therefore, I really enjoyed this story because I really felt like I could relate to it. West Point, where I was born, resembles Jackson a great deal....   [tags: Eudora Welty Little Store Essays]
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Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie - Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie When you first start reading Little House on the Prairie you notice it is told through the eyes of a little girl named Laura. Her point of view is very realistic and captivating. She pays very close attention to the details of the day to day living and the events that are happening around her. She also notices how the prairie looks and what the weather is like each day. With her descriptions you can picture everything in your mind clearly, and you feel like you are right there next to Laura living her life....   [tags: Little House Prairie]
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Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood - Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood The psychologist Sigmund Freud created many theories on how people are and why they do the things they do. His psychoanalytic theories are used today to for a better understanding of and to analyze literature. Freud’s three key zones of mental process are the id, the ego and the superego. The id is one of the most important of the three when talking about “Little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault. The author tries to show that being impulsive and basically giving in to your id is not the best way to live one’s life....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 693 words
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Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide - Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide Little Women was published in 1868, just a few short years after the Civil War that had devastated the country came to an end. People across the nation were trying to come to terms with emancipation and its implications, and many felt somewhat lost after witnessing the gruesome ideological struggle. In Little Women, Louisa May Alcott attempts to guide the nation’s children through this delicate period of social upheaval by giving them a moral guide to follow....   [tags: Little Women]
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Magical Realism and Unrequited Love in Isabel Allende’s “The Little Heidelberg” - Throughout Isabel Allende’s Story, “The Little Heidelberg”, love and magical realism can be observed. There are plentiful details in describing the physical characteristics of the setting and the people and scenery within the tale. These techniques reinforce the theme, of which is unrequited love. “The Little Heidelberg” is the story of a small dance hall. The customers of The Little Heidelberg are typically older men and women, many of whom are foreigners who cannot speak English. One of these is El Capitán, a retired Finnish sea captain, who has been dancing with niña Eloísa, a lovely Russian woman, weekly for forty years....   [tags: Isabel Allende, Little Heidelberg, magical realism] 1049 words
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William Blake's The Little Black Boy - William Blake's 'The Little Black Boy' The theme of guardianship, being the act of guarding, protecting, and taking care of another person, is very prominent in William Blake's 'The Little Black Boy';. Three distinct instances of guardianship can be seen in Blake's poem. These guardianship roles begin with the little boy's mother, followed by God, and ultimately ending with the unsuspecting little black boy himself.      It is relatively easy to see the repression of blacks by whites in the way in which the little black boy speaks and conveys his thoughts....   [tags: William Blake The Little Black Boy] 657 words
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Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives....   [tags: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Essays] 1977 words
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It in a town in New England in the 1800’s. It about a family and the girls growing up during the 1800’s and the things they have to face. The growing pains that all girls have to go through even now. This was a very sad book at the end when Beth dies. The four main characters are Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth the story centers around the four girls and the life they have during the time they are growing up. Marmee the girls mother is another main character because she is always supporting them in every decision and helping them to make through bad times even when they did not get anything for Christmas....   [tags: Little Women Louisa Alcott Essays] 1461 words
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - It is interesting that Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women, in which she incorporates her own feelings and experiences. In fact, Jo's character is a near replication of Alcott herself. This makes the novel all the more interesting and personal, with the author speaking directly through the protagonist. Alcott writes the novel from third person limited point of view, focusing chiefly on Josephine March. She develops the characters brilliantly throughout the entire work, especially the March girls....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women] 940 words
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New Meaning to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood - New Meaning to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood   There is more to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood than meets the eye, or perhaps that is exactly where the analysis comes into play because the formalistic approach of analyzing literature consists of looking at a piece of literature and stating what is obviously there. The formalistic approach does give the work a deeper meaning than it first had, but the details are usually plain and easily noticeable. Generally they are very obvious, thus easily overlooked....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 792 words
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Coming to Age in Eudora Welty’s The Little Store - Coming to Age in Eudora Welty’s The Little Store Eudora Welty is one of the leading American writers of the twentieth century. In her work “The Little Store,” Welty recollects from her memories of growing up. She humbly admitted that she lived a “sheltered life” growing up in the South as a woman. From this perspective, Eudora writes her short story as a means to tell her passage into adulthood. Growing up in the capital of Mississippi, Eudora lives only a few blocks from the capitol....   [tags: Eudora Welty The Little Store]
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Lessons Learned in Eudora Welty's The Little Store - Lessons Learned in Eudora Welty's “The Little Store” Eudora Welty in her short story “The Little Store,” is attempting to portray the simplicity and innocence of her youth prior to her realization that there was a world beyond her own. Welty foreshadows her realization and loss of innocence even before her transition to an adult. Welty reveals her childhood innocence in her description of her trips to the little store. As a child, innocence can be shown by believing everything. Along with being gullible they lack understanding....   [tags: Eudora Welty Little Store]
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A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood - A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood Sigmund Freud, the key developer of the psychoanalytical approach to the human mind, created a theory that can explain the driving force behind all forms of human life. In his theories he uses the desire for sexual pleasure as one of those driving forces, but very often, according to Freud, those desires are not met, weather they are through the actual event of receiving pleasure or through some alternate form of dispersing the energy that the desire builds....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 603 words
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Psychoanalytic Approach to Little Red Riding Hood - Psychoanalytic Approach to Little Red Riding Hood Although there are numerous approaches employed in understanding literature, the psychoanalytic interpretation most significantly attempts to utilize the symbolic mysteries of a work. In exclusive contrast to the formal approach, which focuses entirely on the wording, the fascinating aspect of the psychoanalytic investigation is that it searches for a purpose beyond that which is strictly in the text. By insinuating the existence of innate and hidden motives, it allows for a broad range of abstract and creative possibilities....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 707 words
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Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl - Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl            In George J. Lennard’s, “John le Carre” critical assessment of the ending of Little Drummer Girl, he claims that “Charlie can not continue to act in the theater of the real...she can no longer return to the romantic fluff of Western middle class society.” Charlie’s last line in the novel, the theater of the real, are “I am dead” (pp.659), which confirms Lennard’s statement. Charlie, an actress, by nature and craft is a coerced into a scheme to infiltrate a terrorist ring, against her convictions....   [tags: Little Drummer Girl Essays] 1492 words
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Psychological Approach to Little Red Riding Hood - Psychological Approach to “Little Red Riding Hood”       By looking at Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood you can apply the three Freudian zones of the psychological approach to the poem, which are the id, superego, and ego. The three Freudian zones allow the reader to look at different aspects that is believed to rule our lives.  Each zone has a different meaning that interrelates with the other.  Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood has lots of evidence that gives clues to what the main character may have been proposing to her mother....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]
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Psychological Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood - Psychological Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood In the story of Little Red Riding Hood, you hear about the grandmother, the granddaughter, and the wolf. But the reader does not hear much about the mother. In Olga Broumas' poem "Little Red Riding Hood", the reader can hear about the mother's impact on Little Red's life, or the lack of one. At the first glance, Little Red Riding Hood appears as a lament of a daughter who misses a dead mother or who is trying to explain to her mother about her lot in life....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 768 words
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Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood - Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood At first glance, one might think that this particular piece of Broumas' work would be a suitable substitute for Winnie the Pooh while rocking the kids to sleep. However, upon deeper inspection, you would probably think "Oh my God" and thank the heavens above that you didn't just scar your children for life. While not suitable for small children, this piece does lend itself to some rather intense interpretation based on the word choice, repetition, and allusions presented....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood] 924 words
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Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince De Beaumont, Little Mermaid by Andersen and Cinderella by Perrault - Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on....   [tags: love, sacrifice, Cinderella, Little Mermaid]
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A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women - A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women The novels Jane Eyre and Little Women are strikingly similar in many ways, and the characters Jane Eyre and Jo March are almost mirrors of each other. There are many similarities between Jane and Jo, and also some differences, as well. From childhood, although they find themselves in completely different situations, both girls experience many of the same trials in their younger years. Jane is an orphan who has no family to call her own, and lives with an aunt and cousins who despise and dislike her....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing Eyre Little Essays] 1566 words
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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey - The book “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey is a heart wrenching story of James’ time in drug rehab. In this book Frey is trying to inform the reader about what it is like to go through rehab. He describes his entire time, from the day before he arrives until the day he leaves. He describes all his feelings and the routine life they give him at the clinic. The main themes of this book are holding on and love. He has trouble making any progress with the program until another patient, named Leonard, gives James a talk about holding on....   [tags: Million Little Pieces James Frey Book Report] 1611 words
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The Importance of the Family in Louisa May Alcott Little Women - Many times people are asked to think about what is important to them. A person may say their home, car, children, material items and some may even say family. In the book Little Women (1868-1869) written by Louisa May Alcott illustrates several family values. The story of the March family starts out during the civil war in New England. The family is left to survive on their own because their father went to protect his country. During the years of life the March children, Margaret (Meg), Josephine (Jo), Beth and Amy, had to face the fact that they were very poor, and couldn't have everything that they fancied....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women] 868 words
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The Power of Love in Louisa May Alcott Little Women - The Power of Love in Little Women         "Truly, love does work miracles!" (335)  The March family portrayed in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, was the classic American family. The father is fighting in war, the mother is all knowing and wise and the four daughters are budding seeds of independence. In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to all four of the sisters. Meg, the oldest, is wise and very concerned with class and the styles of the times. Jo was the least like any of her sisters....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]
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Is Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood Relevant to the Modern World? - Is Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood Relevant to the Modern World. A story commonly spread through word of mouth, Charles Perrault wrote an early rendition of Little Red Riding Hood in 1697. Between the late 17th century and today, there have been a few changes in societal norms, customs, and understandings of social values. To summarize, laws based on religion have given way to laws based on science…in turn, scientists have taken their newfound social power and discovered ways to destroy all life on Earth…following that, humans have practiced leaving the planet, preparing for the inevitable day when our self-created nuclear holocaust gives us no other choice…and lastly, various oppr...   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood Essays]
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Realistic Dual Natures in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women - Realistic Dual Natures in Alcott’s Little Women “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual′s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is” - Carl Jung Each of us has the capacity for virtue or vice, and our daily actions reflect the combination of both.  In literature, however, people are sometimes depicted as being completely one or the other, giving us inaccurate views of human nature.  We identify better with characters who are more like us--neither completely good nor bad.  Meg, Jo and Amy March in Alcott’s Little Women do not flatly portray complete good or complete evil, but their realistic dual natures increase their believability and...   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]
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Biography of Catherine Little and Sandra Little - Catherine Little first began her dance training when she was eight years old and studied tap, ballet, and eccentric dancing from an Erie dance studio that is no longer in operation. When Catherine was 14 she began her teacher training in New York City at Ned Wayburn School. By the end of the year Ms. Little began to teach students in the music room of her parent’s home and every summer was spent studying in New York. While attending Lucille Stoddard’s Dance Congress Catherine was chosen from more than 200 students by the famous Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson to be his protégé....   [tags: dancing, family, ballet, performance] 620 words
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A Little Song - They were snuggled together on the couch. Aleks was feeling laid back, his head against the arm rest with his arms wrapped around Kevin, Kevin's head resting on Aleks chest, his thumb trailing slowly over Aleks bare arms. The apartment was nice and warm, and especially quiet. Neither of them speaking. They didn't have to talk, they enjoyed just laying together, cuddling, listening to each other’s heartbeat. The sound of Aleks quickened heartbeat under Kevin ear made him smile mostly because his heart was doing the same thing....   [tags: short story] 924 words
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A Little Smalltalk - Chapter 1 Basics The traditional model describing the behavior of a computer executing a program is the process-state, or "pigeon-hole" model. In this view the computer is a data manager, following some pattern of instructions, wandering through memory, pulling values out of various slots (memory addresses), transforming them in some manner, and pushing the results back into other slots. By examining the values in the slots one can determine the state of the machine or the results produced by a computation....   [tags: Computer Programming] 938 words
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The Little Rock Nine and Their History - In May of 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case had declared the racial segregation of American public schools unconstitutional. The Supreme Court had called for the integration of schools, so that students of any race could attend any school without the concern of the “white-only” labels. The public school system of Little Rock, Arkansas agreed to comply with this new desegregated system, and by a year had a plan to integrate the students within all the public schools of Little Rock....   [tags: Segregation, Public Schools]
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Messages in the Film " Stuart Little" - ... As a child, you’re always looking at the world at knee-level, and it seems scary and overwhelming. Watching the heroics of someone three inches tall can be very inspiring, the seen that can be quoted in this case is when Stuart meets a girl of exactly his height for the first time. If you accept the visual text unquestioningly, children have all the reasons in the world to be scared about. Secondly where the visual impact may be accepted, as very threatening is, when on one day on the way home from school in his miniature red sports car an injured bird Margalo falls into the car, when Falcon swoops very suddenly out of the sky after Margalo has fallen into Stuart’s car and continues to c...   [tags: Values, Loyalty]
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The Outrageousness of The Battle of Little Bighorn - ... He and his group decided to bombard the Native American camps from the north, but were soon surrounded by the Indian enemies. In the early hours of June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer led his cavalry along the Little Bighorn River in southeastern Montana. Scouts had reported seeing Chief Sitting Bull but Custer did not want to attack. He thought by attacking he could take the Indians by surprise and win the land for the United States. He drove the seventh cavalry forward towards a bend in the Little Bighorn river....   [tags: native americans, gold, land ] 1274 words
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The Impact of the Little Rock Nine - America has had quite a history. Moreover, America has had a distinct history concerning racial differences. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act, America has showed past that is unforgettable. However, America has showed a history concerning African Americans that still show up in our present today. The Little Rock Nine, staged in 1957, proves that we are not that far away from our previous actions against a different race. In the American heritage and main structure of government, it says that all men are created equal....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Custer and The Battle of Little Bighorn - Introduction “The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand and, by the Indians involved, as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred on June 25 and 26, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.”i Was this battle led by a courageous General or a desperate man is search of being seen as an American hero by the eyes of America....   [tags: Custer's Last Stand]
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Balzac and the Little Chine Seamstress - In the novel Balzac and the Little Chine Seamstress the two main characters, Luo and the narrator uses books to educate an uncultured Little Seamstress. Later on in the story, their plan “backfires” because the Little Seamstress discovers the woman’s beauty is a gift beyond price. At first, although it felt like it left a horrible crises on the characters of the book; it ultimately led to a positive impact on each of their lives. One of the most important people the book impacted was the main narrator....   [tags: character, desire, experience]
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The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust - The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust Many people look back on the Holocaust today and realize that so many abysmal and hideous things happened. The genocide of the Jews is known but what may be less well documented is Hitler’s design to eradicate all groups other than the blue-eyed, fair-haired Aryans. So many of them were forgotten and just pushed in with the major race of the Jews, who were said to be unworthy of life. The people were not ready, nor expecting to be forced into such an egregious state of being....   [tags: Holocaust]
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A Little Girl's Love of Cinderella - ... I have chosen to write my review on the scene where Cinderella's fairy godmother is introduced and fixes all of her problems with catchy spells. Cinderella had it rough. Her parents were both dead, her step mother was the pure definition of a bad word that starts with the letter b, and she was forced to work as a maid in her own father's house. Until this scene Cinderella always seemed so positive despite her circumstances, but she broke down after her wicked step-sisters destroyed her dress and ruined her chances of going to the ball....   [tags: fairy godmother, midnight, magic] 603 words
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - There are many things that most people take for granted. Things people do regularly, daily and even expect to do in the future. These things include eating meals regularly, having a choice in schooling, reading, choice of job and a future, and many more things. But what if these were taken away and someone told you want to eat, where and when to work, what you can read, and dictated your future. Many of these things happened in some degree or another during the Chinese Culture Revolution under Mao Zedong that began near the end of the 1960’s....   [tags: China's Culture Revolution, literary analysis]
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It's the Little Things that Count - ... Whether it's subconscious or not,it is always your choice. If you put your mind to it, you could even turn your life around and get the career of a life-time, like Matt Zucker. He stated in Careers in Robotics: A Case Study, “I was the classic underachiever in high school. I got into college by the skin of my teeth.” Granted he may not have been the best of students but when he wanted to, he really did change what was happening in his life and got into college and into a job in robotics. Truthfully, many people doubt that small things can lead to great accomplishments but if you think of the small efforts as pebbles, eventually they will stack up to be a great big towering pile of pebbl...   [tags: how success comes from small efforts] 687 words
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The Battle of the Little Bighorn - The conflict that occurred between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes, known as the Great Sioux War. It was a lengthy, disjointed struggle between the U.S. Army and the allied tribes of the Teton Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians that occurred in the span of fifteen months between, March 1876 and May 18771. Hostilities between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes grew due to the movement of settlers on the land promised to them. The Northern Plains, which consist of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, is where the majority of the war took place....   [tags: american history, indian tribes]
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Big Money for a Little Culture - The constant whirring of electric slot machines, the clatter of drink glasses on a bar, the plethora of bright, flashing lights – these are typical in an average Native American casino. However, beyond the trivial entertainment these establishments provide, a much greater purpose is served. Native American communities are rampant with jobless members and poor fiscal conditions. A shabbily maintained economy could eventually lead to a loss of traditional lifestyles. Gambling establishments, especially those who donate a portion of their income to their respective reservations, assist in keeping economic and cultural order amongst tribes and contribute to decreasing unemployment....   [tags: Native American Culture]
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The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman - Throughout the play The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, the influence of Marxism is commonly displayed. The Hubbard’s are portrayed as constantly going against the social conforms that would be set in a Marxist society. They each pursue wealth or a social status. For what they covet, they go above and beyond to obtain. In the process they hurt other people. They each sacrifice their integrity to gain this wealth and status. Hellman’s title highlights the opposition of Marxism that is portrayed in the play....   [tags: play, marxism, ]
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Disney Films: The Little Mermaid - The first thing to pop into one’s mind when they hear The Little Mermaid is most likely the Disney animated movie starring the beautiful red haired mermaid, Ariel. However, as with most Disney films, The Little Mermaid is an adaption of an original story written by Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s. The creation of this classic fairytale into an animated feature required alterations from the Disney corporation, leading to a final product that is reminiscent of Andersen’s original story with added layers of American culture, sexism, and musical numbers....   [tags: fairytale, christians, ariel]
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The Little Rock Top Battle - The biggest battle of the Civil war lasted only 3 days on 26 acres of land.This was the Battle of Gettysburg. The area might sound very large but an acre is roughly about 76% of a football field; as a result it was big but not huge by modern day standards in terms of battlefields. One battle within Gettysburg was Little Round Top, A small battle with a big impact. Located in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863 Little Rock Top was the smaller of the two hills on the south end of Gettysburg ....   [tags: American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg] 537 words
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Abraham Lincoln: The Little Details - ... Just like Abe’s dad, he was against slavery (Maclean 99). In 1830, Abe’s family moved again and with the help of Abe, his dad built a new home (“Abraham” para. 7). While his family was sick, Abe went out into the world on his own (“Abraham” para. 7). While he was on a trip he witnessed a slave auction that a great impact on his life (“Abraham” para. 7). Early Politics Abe was not just a president, before that he was a captain in the Black Hawk War then spent eight years as an Illinois legislature (The White House para.5)....   [tags: notorious, influential American presidents]
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Memories of My Little Brother - I sat near a window in a café on a busy street somewhere at the heart of town, trying to get a clear head of my stressful and demanding career. I was sipping through my cup of Italian White Coffee while staring into the window not looking at anything particular. The café was going on with their business as usual albeit it’s already half past two in the morning. I was jolted back to reality when I heard the current music on air at the café. It was a song entitled “A Thousand Years”. I realized that song was playing only when the lyric reached the chorus....   [tags: personal narrative] 547 words
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Little Big History of Diamonds - ... Star dust contains tiny bits of diamonds, the oldest diamonds in existence. And when a star uses up all of its energy and dies, it can become a diamond. A white dwarf star in the constellation of Centaurus, next to the Southern Cross, has been found to have a 3000-kilometer wide core of crystallised carbon, or diamond. As shown above Stars had a lot to do with the creation of Diamonds, so without them we wouldn't have these amazing objects that helps all humans. Now, the third threshold, New Chemical Elements have a lot to do with Diamonds....   [tags: gem stones, precious minerals] 1368 words
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The Little Rock Nine - “It was like going into battle every day.” This is what Ernst Green said about his experience at Central High School (Stone). Ernst Green was one of the nine African Americans that were carefully chosen to take part in the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (Little Rock). The Nine African American students that were picked for this brave action were called the Little Rock Nine. These students were a massive part in the Civil Rights Movement. Little Rock, Arkansas, like many southern cities, was very segregated....   [tags: desegregation, central high school]
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Little Red Riding Hood - Throughout literature, authors employ a variety of strategies to highlight the central message being conveyed to the audience. Analyzing pieces of literature through the gender critics lens accentuates what the author believes to be masculine or feminine and that society and culture determines the gender responsibility of an individual. In the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, the gender strategies appear through the typical fragile women of the mother and the grandmother, the heartless and clever male wolf, and the naïve and vulnerable girl as little red riding hood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gender Criticism]
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The Little Mermaid Deconstructed - Introduction The text I will be deconstructing is the Walt Disney Feature Animation film The Little Mermaid released in 1989. The film was directed by Ron Clements and produced by John Musker. The Little Mermaid (1989) is the story of a young mermaid who gives up her voice in order to become human and find her one true love Prince Eric. I find the film to be incredibly significant, not only in its portrayal of feminine roles, the human body, and the willingness to sacrifice for true love, but in the film's vast audience and popularity....   [tags: Disney, feminism, humanity, true love]
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Battle of little bighorn - LTC George Armstrong Custer did not effectively apply the concept of mission command as a warfighting function during the Battle of Little Bighorn. While it is important to understand the context in which Custer made his decisions, those circumstances offer little in terms of excusing the fiasco that was Little Bighorn. Custer failed to follow orders, did not take pertinent intelligence into consideration, did not adequately plan or execute protection of his forces, and fought without essential fires equipment available to him....   [tags: history, ltc george armstrong custer]
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Chanel's Little Black Dress - Many people would argue that Coco Chanel was one of the most influential designers of her time, let alone ever. Many designers use her designs as inspiration and many of their strategies echo hers. The reason she was so successful was due to her ambition, determination and a striving need for fame and because of this her designs are considered to be the epitome of the 20's style because her work was so fresh, chic, and modern. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born on the 19th of August 1883. She was a French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, pursuit of expensive simplicity and menswear-inspired fashions made her one of the most influential designers ever....   [tags: Fashion] 584 words
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Battle of Little Bighorn - Along United States Highway 212 in Crow Agency, Montana marks the graves of troopers resting at Fiddler's Green. Furthermore, these Soldiers were members of the Seventh United States Cavalry who perished during a fierce melee when hostiles came to get their scalps. These Soldiers lived, fought and died during an era known as The Indian Wars, which clashed over many centuries, starting with the Powhatan Confederacy in 1607 and ending with the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Colonists and Natives were to blame for this long, traversed war, therefore resulting in numerous campaigns that entailed the 300 years of war....   [tags: Unites States Soldiers, American History]
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Little Women: Musical Reproduction - Little Women is a musical based on a novel by an American author named Louisa May Alcott. The novel follows the lives of four sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March and it is loosely based on the author’s own childhood experiences with her sisters. The musical is a production by the Repertory Philippines, which is directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who has been an actress for Repertory Philippines for more than 15 years. Lauchengco-Yulo describes the play as, “ a beautiful story based on one of the most heart warming stories ever written.” Little Women is set in the Alcott family home during the 1800’s in Concord, Massachusetts....   [tags: Analytic Essay ] 1536 words
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The Little Albert Experiment - ... The first strike of the bar startled the child causing him to throw his hands in the air, on the second strike the same reaction occurred, but the child began to tremble. By the third and last strike, the child was crying; this was the first time an emotive state (in the lab) produced fear and crying in Albert. The loud sound conditioning led to Watson and his team questioning whether they could condition distress of presenting a white rat to the child at the same time they strike a steel bar....   [tags: stimulus generalization] 689 words
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Great Expectations, Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens used his own personal experiences and views to create the setting in his novels, as it is seen in Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, and Bleak House. The role of the setting in each book is to create the mood and support the characters. (Davis 350) In Dickens’ novels the setting helps the reader better understand the time period and the problems the people of London faced with the political and social structure in place at the time. It also gives insight into the lives of the people through the intricate detail....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2995 words
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Ride my little plane - “Woman, what would you be like seen from the sky?” (20), Stephen Dobyns implicates through this aerial metaphor a striking sexual encounter, illustrating the theme for his poem “Roughhousing”. Indirectly, Dobyns uses multiple references to rouse the graphic nature of rough sex. With emphasis on “Rough”, the speaker provides visually appalling descriptions to eliminate a perception of deceit. Therefore, through the compound of contradicting diction, sexually severe allusions, and suggestive metaphors, Stephen Dobyns reveals perverted distractions to intensify and discredit the speaker’s attempt to conceal pseudo-sexual mutuality....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Stephen Dobyns] 1198 words
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