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Parallel Voices in Braided Lives - Parallel Voices in Braided Lives The parallel voice is a device which is present in Marge Piercy's novel, Braided Lives. This technique enforces the effect of Jill's past life on her future life and views. A gauge of the protagonist's growth is given by parallel voices, a technique which enables the reader to see how the protagonist has developed from teenager to adult. The parallel voices of the young and adult narrator give insight to the changes that have occurred in her life. According to one critic, "Jill is survivor, and she chooses to examine her own past out of a strong commitment to the present" (Gold 378)....   [tags: Braided Lives] 559 words
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Relationships in Braided Lives - Relationships in Braided Lives In Marge Piercy's Braided Lives, Jill goes through many consecutive, turbulent relationships with men. This pattern begins with her father, continues with her best friend, and then continues through many other relationships in her college years. Each relationship affects Jill and how she views men and herself. She has a very negative outlook on men. In fact, most of the male-female relationships in the novel are not positive experiences for the women involved....   [tags: Braided Lives] 635 words
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Feminism in Braided Lives - Feminism in Braided Lives Marge Piercy is well known for her feminist views and attitudes throughout her novels. Braided Lives is no exception. The novel follows Piercy's pattern of feminist writing. The characters in the novel are victims of society's crimes towards women. The protagonist, Jill, deals with many issues including rape and abortion. Due to her own experiences with these issues, it becomes her passion to help others in the same situation. Jill constantly strives to be in control of her own life; this struggle is another facet of the feminist movement....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 678 words
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Gender Issues and Sexuality in Marge Piercy's "Sex Wars" - Sex Wars; a title provocative enough to garner not only a second look when encountered on an overcrowded bookshelf, but undoubtedly a perfunctory lift from the shelf and a superficial perusal. If you do delve deeper into the novel by Marge Piercy you come to see that Sex alludes to gender and the relationship between men and women; not just the act. War denotes power, agency; a struggle to gain it, fought in our own cities not on some far off shores. It isn't peculiar that Marge Piercy would devote over four hundred pages to such a struggle....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Sex Wars, sexuality, gender, ] 799 words
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The Changes of Womanhood in Marge Piercy‘s “The Secretary Chant” - Marge Piercy’s “The Secretary Chant” begins the poem by describing different parts of her body as office supplies. In line one she states that “My hips are a desk.” In line two and three she says “From my ears hang/ chains of paper clips.”(2) In line four she also continues with “Rubber bands form my hair.”(3) I feel like Piercy’s goal by starting off the poem in this way, was to help emphasize the speakers frustrations toward her job right away. I also feel that by comparing the speakers body parts to office supplies, gives the feeling that the speaker is using a form of sarcasm; which explains how much her job is unwillingly becoming apart of her life....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Secretary Chant, poetry, ] 737 words
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Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction - Marge Piercy is an accredited American writer and poet. Her works include poems such as “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” that focus on society’s treatment of women, as well as poems which speak to more broad social issues. The vast majority of her poems speak to qualities that she deems virtuous. Many of the ideals she values stem from her childhood and past experiences; those same ideals are reflected in her poems which clearly show her passion for the feminist and civil rights movements....   [tags: writer and poet]
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we see the effect that society has on the expectations of women. A woman, like the girl described in ‘Barbie Doll’, should be perfect. She should know how to cook and clean, but most importantly be attractive according to the impossible stereotypes of womanly beauty. Many women in today’s society are compared to the unrealistic life and form of the doll. The doll, throughout many years, has transformed itself from a popular toy to a role model for actual women. The extremes to which women take this role model are implicated in this short, yet truthful poem....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 604 words
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Commentary on Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy - A New World Is Possible Every generation has had a sub-culture within it that has suffered from feeling alienated by the cultural status quos. From the beat generation of the late 40s, the counter-culture of the 60s, to the Occupy Wall Street movement of today, the challenging of ideas, ethics and traditions has always been relevant. Many writers and novels have been popularized for exploring utopian ideas (such as Aldous Huxley’s The Island) and dystopian possibilities (as in George Orwell’s 1984), but there hasn’t been a novel that explores both of these ideas in a parallel manner quite like Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time....   [tags: Future, Dystopia]
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Woman On the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy - Why is Connie so unlikable: what function does that play in the text. In Woman on the edge of time the main character Connie is a downtrodden mexican-american woman who has struggled against economic hardship to make something of herself only to end up in a mental institution. She is very cynical and not very likeable. When she first arrives in the future world she is shocked by how backwards everyone is living, how her grandparents did when she was a child. She doesn’t understand there values because they are so different from everything that connie grew up knowing....   [tags: Question and Answer] 733 words
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Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy - Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy As a child, one of my favorite cartoon shows was The Jetsons. This was a show about an average American family who lived out in space, with a dog, and a robot named Rosie as the household maid. I recall that in one episode Rosie, the robot, overheard the family holding a conversation pertaining to how the family could get by just fine without her. The point of this episode is that the robot's feelings were hurt and she decided to run away. After Rosie's departure, the family learned that she was in fact a valuable member of the family, and they searched all over space to find Rosie the robot....   [tags: Dystopia Utopia]
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - The Poem “Barbie Doll (1969)” by Marge Piercy describes the life of a young girl who fell victim to society’s idea of beauty. Marge Piercy was a known social activist and uses this poem to bring attention to serious issues facing young females in society. “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a narrative poem; the poem is written in free verse. The author selects a free form of poetry and other devices to help get her point across. The central message of this work is that society is obsessed with appearances....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Unfair Treatment of Women in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy - *The poem “A work of Artifice” is written by Marge Piercy. The poem describes a bonsai tree and uses the tree as a metaphor for woman, by depicting woman that is treated unfairly, especially by not giving them their freedom of rights. I will prove my argument in this essay by examining the main metaphor, the relationship between the tree and the gardener, the tree symbolizing women and the Chinese foot binding. The bonsai tree represents a woman and the gardener is a man. The gardener is a man because every day he whittles back the branches....   [tags: foot binding, bonsai, roles]
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Girls and Society in Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy - Marge Piercy wrote Barbie Doll in 1973. The main message the poet is sending is that girls would go to any length to be viewed as “pretty” by society. At times the poet was very sarcastic and uses irony to get the theme across to the reader. Other elements of poetry are used as well to help the audience understand the poem. The first three line of the poem discuss the “girlchild” growing up. She was an ordinary girl that played with dolls, miniature GE kitchens and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy....   [tags: poem, girlchild, appearance, diet] 597 words
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Female Body Image and the Mass Media - From the time they are born, girls are influenced by society as to who they should be, how they should look, and how they should act. Americans believe that women should be to a certain standard; pretty, feminine, and especially, thin. The pressures derive from family, media, and friends. Marge Piercy’s poem, “Barbie Doll” depicts a girl who was never recognized for her character and spent her life trying to be accepted for who she was, rather than how she looked. We live in a society with rigid gender roles and expectations as to how people are supposed to be, based completely on their sex....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll]
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Barbie Doll Fantasy Exposed in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - Is Barbie the model woman. For generations girls have played with this doll and many have aspired to be just like her: the party girl, career women and the beauty queen all wrapped into one. In Marge Piercy’s poem entitled “Barbie Doll” the title foreshadows the theme of the poem which is that girls are ultimately and fatally entrapped by society’s narrow definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. When Piercy compares the young lady in the poem to a Barbie doll she is revealing the irony of the title....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 1603 words
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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - The Poem “Barbie Doll (1969)” by Marge Piercy describes the life of a young girl who fell victim to society’s idea of beauty. Marge Piercy was a known social activist and uses this poem to bring attention to serious issues facing young females in society. In the first stanza the author begins the poem by introducing a little girl. In the first line of the poem Piercy presents the idea that this little girl was like any other average little girl. “This girlchild was born as usual”(line 1). She then goes on to say like other young girls this child was given a Barbie doll, complete with the accessories....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy and David Talamentez on the Last Day of Second Grade by Rosemary Catacalos - “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy and “ David Talamentez on the Last Day of Second Grade” by Rosemary Catacalos are two poems that show a unique view into society and the roles society expects people to fill. Sometimes those expectations can lead people to take drastic measures or even cause defiance in some people. The irony of this is that it seems the more we push people to be what society wants the more it drives them to be what they don’t want. In “David Talamentez…” (lines 57-59) “over by cars....   [tags: poem analysis]
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Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time - Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time Plato's Allegory of a Cave is a story about prisoners that are chained underground, who can not see anything except for shadows caste on a wall by a fire. The only thing that these prisoners can see is the shadows of people. Eventually, one of the prisoners breaks free of the chain and ventures out into the real world. In the real world the freed prisoner discovers that the shadows in the cave are created from light diverge off people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 1562 words
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Alienation Comparison: The Secretary Chant and Alienation and Orange - It’s self-evident, feelings & emotions are more intimate & personal than percentages, statistics, & numbers. “The Secretary Chant”, a poem about a woman so engrossed in her job she is turning into it, has the theme of alienation. As does “Alienation & Orange Juice: The Invisibility of Labor”, is an article that speaks about a commercial that has no humans shown and causes the alienation of the workers from the end result of their work by the absence of their portrayal. Those texts are both effective to certain degrees in their portrayal of alienation, so one can be considered better than the other in their manner of treating the subject....   [tags: Evan Stewart, Marge Piercy]
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Personal Response to Marge Piercy's A Work of Artifice - Personal Response to Marge Piercy's A Work of Artifice My initial response to "A Work of Artifice" by Marge Piercy, was one of profound sadness. In defining myself as the actual reader of this poem, my background becomes significant in my emotional response. "It is this reader who comes to the text shaped by cultural and personal norms and prejudices." (Bressler, p. 72) I come from a family of poets and published writers and have been reading and composing poetry since the age of 4. My first poem was published in the local newspaper, in which I won first prize, at age 5....   [tags: Work of Artifice Essays]
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An Analysis of To Have without Holding by Marge Piercy - An Analysis of To Have without Holding by Marge Piercy The poem "To Have without Holding," by Marge Piercy, is about the speaker trying to reconcile the conflict between her preconceived notion of a personal relationship with present reality. Her partner, whom she must feel worth the pain and effort, apparently has a more liberal and open approach, which causes her to feel insecure. The poem expresses, using metaphor, simile, and symbolism, the speaker's discomfort at a point in time in this emotionally unbalanced relationship....   [tags: To Have without Holding Essays] 1382 words
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Analysis of the poem Barbie Doll, by Marge Piercy - Barbie Doll’ written by Marge Piercy (1973) This girlchild was born as usual And presented dolls that did pee-pee And miniature GE stoves and irons And wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy. Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs. She was healthy, tested intelligent, Possessed strong arms and back, Abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity. She went to and fro apologizing. Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs. She was advised to play coy, Exhorted to come on hearty, Exercise, diet, smile and wheedle....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 1395 words
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Societal Pressures in Boys and Girls, Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Barbie Doll - The societal pressures faced by women is, arguably, the main topic of Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll.” “Boys and Girls” deals with those societal pressures faced by women within both the home and family life. Alternatively, “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and “Barbie Doll” deal with those societal pressures faced by women in society at large....   [tags: Alice Munro, Mary Wollstonecraft, Marge Piercy]
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Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time - In Woman on the Edge of Time, Piercy uses language to create the idea of a climb toward knowledge and the discovery of an unknown truth that will save the present. With the help of Luciente, Connie will rise up from the dystopia, New York, to the utopia, Mattapoisett. Piercy continually alludes traveling north or ascending. “Mariana had been uprooted from a village near Namiquipa, Los Calcinados, and migrated with her family to Texas to work in the fields…When Connie was seven, they moved to Chicago…” (Piercy, 37)....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 655 words
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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll -      Society has a way of placing unrealistic expectations on women. By using television, magazines, billboards, and even toys we see a mold of what women are supposed to look like. In other words the perfect woman should look like a Barbie Doll. In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we find a girl child growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances and barbarity. Piercy uses lots of imagery to describe the struggles the girl experiences during her teenage years and the effects that can happen....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Women on the Edge of Time - Women on the Edge of Time "Women on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy, is a novel that illustrates some problems of today’s society and compares them to a possible future time. The other world that is presented in the book is called Mattapoisett. Mattapoisett is described as an utopian science fiction place because is much different from the place that Connie lived. Even thought Mattapoisett might be the world that Connie’s culture needed it is not a perfect world. Some of the problems that Marge Piercy presents in the book are poverty, women’s role, and problems of government, the environment, and prejudices that our society is facing today....   [tags: Marge Piercy Novels Essays]
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A Work of Artifice and You Should Have Been a Boy - A Work of Artifice and You Should Have Been a Boy The word potential can be defined as the sum of abilities and capabilities that are possessed by, and specific to an individual being. In regards to humans we could say that it is all that a person can be and accomplish if encouraged and allowed the freedom to do so. Fulfillment of potential is curtailed in both the females in “A Work of Artifice,” by Marge Piercy and the female in “You Should Have Been a Boy,” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton; however, the manner and degree of such curtailing is quite different....   [tags: Marge Piercy Elizabeth Cady Stanton Essays] 1353 words
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Society's Suppression of Women - In modern society, there is a large importance placed on women to be beautiful and poised. The ‘appropriate woman’ is supposed to be poised, elegant, and sophisticated. Whilst never inconveniencing anyone around them through voicing their ideas, or being anything more than an artificial figurine to display. “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” are two poems, by Marge Piercy, which imply that women are tailored from a young age to fulfill the roles that traditional society has set for them. Each poem uses numerous literary elements to advance their purpose of showing how the public and society subdue women’s intelligence and hearty virtues in order to make them better fit the social norm of...   [tags: barbie doll, marge pierce, women's role]
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" details the image that society projects upon and expects from its young female population. From an early age these young women struggle to conform to the standards that society has defined for them. The results often are disastrous, leading to emotional conflicts that are often difficult if not impossible to resolve. Beautiful, flawless dolls such as Barbie are frequently the first source of association that little girls have with the values placed on them by society....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 868 words
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Self-Image, Changing the Looking Glass - Self-Image – Changing the Looking Glass The young girl sat on her bed and thought, “If I could just be taller, skinnier, if my hair was longer, my nose smaller, my legs slimmer, I know they would like me!” This discussion takes place with each girl or boy at different times in their lives. Depending on their environment, it can take place when they are five, fifteen or 25. Positively or negatively, developing a child’s self-esteem will affect the way they live, grow and learn. The Centers for Disease Control report: One of the leading causes of death among teenagers is suicide....   [tags: Suicide, NBIC, Piercy]
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War Can Steal Lives in Many Different Ways - War Can Steal Lives In Many Different Ways War is a vicious, cruel, and unforgiving; it can take your life away in the blink of an eye or save a town with one shot. In the vietnam war, 58,148 American Soldiers were killed, of those killed 34,800 were younger than 21. 60 percent. 60% lost their lives when they were younger than 21(uswings.com). As you read the things they carried you get to experience how many people actually lost their lives. Sometimes soldiers don't lose their lives because of the enemy; sometimes soldiers die by accident or even take their own lives....   [tags: lives, war, will, guilt] 590 words
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Lives of the Saints - Lives of the Saints      Lives of the Saints is a story that examines the complexities and tribulations of everyday life in a small town. Throughout the novel, we discover that even the most trustworthy and caring individuals live secret lives behind closed doors, and that the surface appearance of minor communities can be very deceptive. Some people spend their entire adult-lives trying to knock down these doors and discover the truth, but perhaps they are overlooking the key to the lock… our children....   [tags: Lives Saints Essays] 1504 words
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Piercy?s Use Of Implied And Ex - In this poem Marge Piercy’s speaker evokes a concrete vision of a woman who has lost her personal identity to her job. Her bold and descriptive use of metaphors allow the reader to envision a woman who is living her life vicariously through her career. Ms. Piercy successfully uses paradox, personification, and the pun to bring the character alive. With the use of metaphors, both implied and explicit, the reader can deeply empathize with the central character of this poem. From the first line of the poem the tone is set for the reader....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell - Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas consists of short, insightful essays that offer the reader a different perspective on the world and on ourselves. The book draws its name from the first essay, "The Lives of a Cell," in which Thomas offers his observations on ecology and the role of cellular activity. He writes that the "uniformity of the earth's life, more astonishing then its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled" (3)....   [tags: Thomas Lives Cell Book Review] 1238 words
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Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman - Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman      The author of Mexican Lives, Judith Adler Hellman, grapples with the United States’ economic relationship with their neighbors to the south, Mexico. It also considers, through many interviews, the affairs of one nation. It is a work held to high esteem by many critics, who view this work as an essential part in truly understanding and capturing Mexico’s history. In Mexican Lives, Hellman presents us with a cast from all walks of life. This enables a reader to get more than one perspective, which tends to be bias....   [tags: Mexican Lives Judith Adler Hellman Essays]
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