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Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion - Use of Opinions, Voices, and Actions in Maria Concepcion "María Concepción did not weep when Juan left her; and when the baby was born, and died within four days, she did not weep" (Porter 144). Katherine Anne Porter's used various writing techniques to develop María Concepción as a round and dynamic character. These methods included the discussion of María's actions, her speech, and by telling what other characters think about María. As a round character María Concepción expressed contradictory attitudes, and diverse personality traits....   [tags: Maria Concepcion Essays] 755 words
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Maria Martinez and Her Pueblo Pottery - Maria Martinez and Her Pueblo Pottery One of the most well known figures of the twentieth century pottery world is Maria Martinez. Maria Martinez is a Pueblo Indian part of the San Ildefondo tribe. Pueblo pottery from the American Southwest holds a unique place in ceramic art forms of American art. It is full of age-old tradition and culture handed down form family members and potters of the past. The old Pueblo ways of creating it still hold true today and have not been changed or influenced like so many other styles in modern times....   [tags: Maria Martinez Pottery Pueblo Indian Essays]
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Maria Montessori: From Marginal to Mainstream - Maria Montessori: From Marginal to Mainstream Biographical Background When I was at school we had a teacher whose fixed idea was to make us learn the lives of famous women, in order to incite us to imitate them. The exhortation which accompanied the narration was always the same: "You too should try to become famous. Would you not like to become famous?" "Oh no,' I replied drily one day, "I shall never be that. I care to much for the children of the future to add yet another biography to the list." --Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was born in the town of Chiravalle in the province of Ancona August 31, 1870, the same year Italy became a unified Nation....   [tags: People Maria Montessori Papers]
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Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick American Puritans in the 17th century were known for their fervor for personal godliness and doctrinal correctness. In addition to believing in the absolute sovereignty of God, the total depravity of man, and the complete dependence of human beings on divine grace for salvation, they stressed the importance of personal religious experience. In her novel Hope Leslie, Catharine Maria Sedgwick critiques the idea of Puritanism and shows its deficiencies through the characters of Everell Fletcher, Hope Leslie, and Magawisca....   [tags: Hope Leslie Catharine maria Sedgwick Essays] 1566 words
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Mitzi Myers' Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria - Mitzi Myers' Criticism of Wollstonecraft's Maria In her article about Mary Wollstonecraft Mitzi Myers examines Maria in contrast to her other works, especially Mary and Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in an effort to better understand the author and her purpose in writing. She refers to arguments posed by several critics in order to build her conclusions. She also seeks the insights provided by William Godwin's notes about Wollstonecraft. Myers calls her an "individualist and innovator in her fiction and aesthetic theory as well as in her polemical tracts," and admits that "Wollstonecraft confronts, though she does not solve, the problem of integrating a rational feminist program with o...   [tags: Literary Cristicism]
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Maria Montessori's Method and Theory - ... • A constructive or discovery model where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction. • Specialised educational materials developed by Montessori. In the photograph above (Fig. 1) we can see a very recent Montessori school in England. In this photograph it shows that the children are all spaced out and doing different activities. You can also see that her legacy is still going. You can tell the children are from a different age group. Maria Montessori was very concerned by the physical arrangements and qualities of the classroom....   [tags: educationla philosophies]
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Biography of Dr. Maria Montessori - Dr. Maria Montessori came up with the Montessori Method over 100 years ago. Maria was an Italian educator and physician. She ended up organising the Montessori Method of education for children and, was also the first women to receive a medical degree in 1894. The Montessori Method is in a child-centered educational approach and it’s based on scientific observations from birth to adulthood. Maria based her approach to children on their natural learning tendencies. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle Italy in 1870....   [tags: children, montessori method, education]
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Helena Maria Veramontes' The Moths - Helena Maria Veramontes writes her short story “The Moths” from the first person point of view, placing her fourteen year old protagonist female character as a guide through the process of spiritual re-birth. The girl begins the story with a description of the debt she owes her Abuelita—the only adult who has treated her with kindness and respect. She describes her Apa (Father) and Ama (Mother), along with two sisters as if they live in the same household, yet are born from two different worlds....   [tags: short story analysis]
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Biography: Maria Sibylla Merian - As an artist, she was gifted. As a woman, she was intelligent, independent, and brave. Maria Sibylla Merian was a remarkable European woman and artist with an interesting passion for insects and nature, more specifically, with the process of metamorphosis. Her choice to follow her interests and pursue opportunities took her to one of the richest sources of insects, and subsequently inspiration for her work. Her choice to travel from the comfort of the Western World, to the Dutch colony of Surinam, allowed for an unprecedented view of the insect life outside of Europe, which in turn allowed Merian to produce art that inspired and sparked curiosity in those who had never seen anything like it...   [tags: surinam, metamorphosis, insects]
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The Montessori Method and Biography of Maria Montessori - The Montessori Method was a method developed by an Italian philosopher, Maria Montessori which was developed in the year of 1897. The Montessori Method was an emphasis on emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. This indicated that a child was able to learn in a way that suits the child best, and is allowed to learn how they would like; along with the guidance of a teacher to ensure that the child would stay on task and/or topic....   [tags: independence, limits, development] 841 words
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Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method of Teaching - Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, Italy. Her dream was to become an engineer but luckily for us she ended up being the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School, becoming the first female doctor in Italy. Montessori became intrigued with trying to educate the “special needs” or “unhappy little ones” [Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori: School Edition for ages 3-12+] Dr. Maria Montessori was a great child theorist. Dr. Montessori’s first notable success was when she had several of her eight year old students apply to take the State examinations for reading and writing....   [tags: special needs, preschool, early education] 869 words
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Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra - The Leader - ... He loved to travel to different regions energized Ecuadorians to support him. He possessed the ability to speak in public, making the people feel as though only he, himself, could solve the problems of Ecuador. He began his first term on September 1 of 1934; There where several factors that affected the democracy in Ecuador, like, the state of the economy, corruption within government, and the present of riots; He went into exile in Colombia, where he worked in the modest school in the city of Santander Sevilla, at this time, Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra was described from his followers as a great social and political leader, developing a strong trait approach, principal characteristics...   [tags: Five time president of Ecuador]
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Maria Montessory´s Methods and Theories - The philosopher who I have chosen to talk about in this essay is Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori’s method and theory has quite inspired me, any child would enjoy coming to school because it is a place for him or her to work in their own environment. The Montessori franchise is a global success story. Montessori schools provide a carefully prepared environment. It also provides opportunities for children to grow intellectually and emotionally. Maria Montessori cared a lot about children and children’s education....   [tags: education, children, schools]
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Maria Lugones’ Notion of the Arrogant Perceiver - "It’s easy to talk about; it’s easy to sum it up when you just talk about practice. We sittin' in here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin' about practice. I mean listen, we talking bout practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talking bout practice. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talking' bout practice, man.”- Allen Iverson on his lack of effort in practice in an interview with the press conference when they asked him about missing a practice....   [tags: women, children, stereotypes]
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Maria Montessori: Italian Physician and Educator - The first woman that became an acceptation concerning women and education was Maria Montessori. Thinks to Maria Montessori and her efforts in education, women all over can be inspired to achieve an education in any area that they aspire. The reason why Montessori is so important is because of her philosophy that children should be taught and treated respectfully. “Perhaps this stemmed, in part, from her school experiences”.4 When Montessori was a child, she developed this way of thinking that grownups should respect kids, after overhearing a teacher talk about her....   [tags: education philosphies] 837 words
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Madonna and Maria Callas: Two Divas - The Oxford English dictionary defines a diva as "a distinguished female singer" (Oxford University Press, 2014). Both Maria Callas and Madonna fit this definition, despite doubts in their singing ability. They share a dramatic presence, both on and off stage, which distinguishes them from others. Madonna and Maria Callas are both singers whose personality and presence are often given more weight than the strength of their technical performance. Madonna's vocal ability, Jones tells us, was largely considered "the weakest aspect of her performance" (Jones, 2008 p.165)....   [tags: Entertainers, Singers, Tragedy] 594 words
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'My Name is Nobody': Postmodernism in Derek Walcott's 'The Schooner Flight' - ... In the final stanza of the first section of “The Schooner Flight”, the speaker references the poem itself as a work he has written, “Well, when I write / this poem, each phrase go be soaked in salt; / I go draw and knot every line as tight / as ropes in this ridding; in simple speech / my common language go be the wind, / my pages the sails of the schooner Flight” (71-76). Through metafictional self-reference, the speaker composes an extended metaphor of his poem being the schooner Flight, alluding to both the ship within the poem and the title of the Walcott’s poem....   [tags: literary and mythological analysis]
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Evidence Based C are for Breastfeeding Mothers by Maria Pollard - ... With constant reference to the Baby Friendly Initiative and by linking this to the learning outcomes identified in each section it enables health professional to utilise these standards in such a way as to allow their own practice to be enhanced. Ms. Pollard highlights the shortcoming of health professionals in relation to lack of knowledge and skill when educating breastfeeding mothers. This is followed on however, by focusing on the skills and techniques necessary to positively affect and influence breastfeeding....   [tags: midwifes, best practices, challenges] 1810 words
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Inspirational Native American Women: Maria Tallchief - Maria Tallchief was an inspirational Native American woman for all people to look to as a role model. As a child, she was incredibly gifted in the arts. However, by growing up in an Osage family, she had to endure hardships, like bullying, that no child should ever go through. Her dreams, on the other hand, took her places when she got older. She is credited with being the first Native American prima ballerina. Because of her worldwide productions and success, Tallchief met many people and received numerous awards....   [tags: prima ballerina]
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Maria Callas and Madonna are Divas for Different Reasons - The reputations of Maria Callas and Madonna as divas have both been earned for different reasons and yet, both can easily place their titles next to each other. All their musical performances have and are adapted to suit the public eye and sheltered by each singer’s creative influence, in order to improve their labels as divas. √ you give your reader a sense of the discussion that will follow, which is good. Despite that, Madonna and Callas’s public reputations are far apart.√ good Callas was considered a tragic woman during the height and end of her fame,; her image was of a fragile woman and she was seen as ‘mirroring in her life aspects’ (Phillip,, R,....   [tags: talent, image, singers]
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The Poem Give Thanks by Sandra Maria Esteves - A mother is the first touch, voice and sight a baby has when he or she is born. They rely on their mother to provide them with a safe environment, food and comfort. Being a mother comes with great responsibility and a life long job that the work gets harder every day. Although I myself am not a mother, I have seen this job played out from my own mother who provides her children with a great life. Some mothers are not ready for this job, yet selfishly still choose to keep their children because they are too proud to allow someone else provide their baby with the life they deserve....   [tags: mothers, parent, child abandonment] 1450 words
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Lydia Maria Child's Propositions Defining Slavery and Emancipation - There has been many debates about the righteousness of slavery in the United States. There were many supporters of slavery as well as people who opposed slavery. Slavery has concentrated on African slaves In the United States. Law and public opinion regarding slavery differed from state to state and from person to person. Slavery has brought about a lot of controversy and stirred emotions even in today's society which has left a big impact on the people. In the documents, Ads for Runaway Servants and Slaves (1733-72), Lydia Maria Child's Propositions Defining Slavery and Emancipation (1833) and Lydia Maria Child's Prejudices against people of color (1836), describes the life of slaves alon...   [tags: slavery, african-american, servants]
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Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke - Introduction Franz Kappus, a 19-year old student, wanted to solicit a career advice and a literary critique for the poems he had written (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Kappus solicited the advice and critique of Rainer Maria Rilke, a pioneer Austrian poet (“Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet” 1). Rilke wrote ten letters in order to provide assistance to the needs of Kappus. These letters were in Rilke’s work, entitled, “Letters to a Young Poet.” There are numerous advantages and complication in the humanistic approaches to the study of psychology....   [tags: Franz Kappus]
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Helena Maria Viramontes’ The Moths - Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” I was initially drawn to Helena Maria Viramontes’ story “The Moths” due to the striking similarities between the narrator’s experience and my own experience with being thrust into the role of caretaker for a dying loved one. By tracking a young girl’s transformation through dealings with subjugation (by her culture), freedom (through her grandmother), death (of her grandmother) and grief, Viramontes successfully paints an endearing tale of change. “The Moths” emphasizes the narrator’s oppression by her household’s religion and by the social structures associated with it, juxtaposed by the freedom for development available within the native curandera cu...   [tags: Moths Viramontes Essays]
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - Through the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, novelist Erich Maria Remarque provides a commentary on the dehumanizing tendencies of warfare. Remarque continuously references the soldiers at war losing all sense of humanity. The soldiers enter the war levelheaded, but upon reaching the front, their mentality changes drastically: “[they] march up, moody or good tempered soldiers – [they] reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals” (Remarque 56). This animal instinct is essential to their survival....   [tags: warefare, soldiers, humanity]
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarche - In the novel, “All Quiet on The Western Front”, by Erich Maria Remarque, the author expresses his outlooks through the main character, Paul. Paul, also being the narrator, describes all the physical and emotional experiences of battling World War I. When Paul and a few of his classmates enlist in the war, they are enthusiastic because they believe that what they will be doing is purely about honor. However, throughout the novel, Paul and his friends begin to realize that it is actually about terror and grief....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - It’s always interesting to see what other people have to say concerning a book one has read personally. Sometimes it is so disappointing because a story may have meant the world, but the reviewer or the critical writer rips it apart heartlessly. Or, as one may hope, the reviewer enjoyed each bit of the tale as much as was possible. Of course the reality and purpose of a critique is to demonstrate whether the author was successful in his/her goal to create a widely-read piece, a moving piece, or a well written piece to be added to one’s collector items....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - What is irony. Irony is a figure of speech in which the intended meaning is actually the opposite of what is expressed by the words the author used. This technique is used to ridicule or mock a particular subject by expressing laudatory remarks, but implying contempt and denigration. There are several examples of irony in the novel _All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_ by Erich Maria Remarque, a realistic, yet fabricated account of a soldier's experience in an international war. The lighthearted irony quickly transitions into dark satire with the use of dramatic irony, the setting, and situational irony to mock the glorification of war and introduce reality....   [tags: story analysis] 756 words
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All Quiet in the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - ... Both novels display the harsh effects that war can have on a soldier. Soldier suffer emotional and physical effects that cause the transformation to becoming animals, and losing humanity within themselves. In All Quiet in the Western Front, a major role displayed from Paul is the traumatizing effects that come from experiencing death. To begin, Paul voluntarily joins by being seduced from nationalist ideas. Not thinking of the real effects and consequences that may occur but rather joining for the idea of heroism....   [tags: battles, struggle, nationalistic ideas]
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The Fortune Teller, by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis - In “The Fortune Teller,” a strange letter trembles the heart of the story’s protagonist, Camillo as he to understand the tone and meaning. The author, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, attempts to make the reader believe that the letter is very ambiguous. This devious letter is a symbol of Camillo’s inability to realize that the treacherous deeds he has committed in the dark have finally come to light. This letter will ultimately change his life forever something he never expected. Not thinking of the large multitude of possible adverse outcomes, he reads the letter....   [tags: camilo, short story]
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A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front - A Deconstruction of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front The young soldiers depicted in Erich Maria Remarque's text All Quiet on the Western Front represent a generation without precedent, constancy, or forethought. The men, answering their elders' calls to become national heroes, have lost their innocence on the battlefield and remain forever altered in belief and spirit. Remarque contrasts the cold realities of war in the present to the tranquility of the past in order to illustrate the psychological transformation of the men stationed on the frontlines....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays]
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Just Another Santa Maria - “Just Another Santa Maria” I turned the car down Dalidio road, a stand of eucalyptus trees on my right blocking out the bright afternoon sun. The SLO Promenade shopping center sprawled to my left, making the newly paved road seem small and narrow. The stand of eucalyptus soon gave way to an open field, rows of crops spreading as far as the eye can see. This huge field comprised the Dalidio farm, 131 acres of type I Salinas soil adjacent to Highway 101, ideally suited for producing 13 different crops....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]
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Maria Theresa - Maria Theresa Birth Date and Birth Place Maria Theresa, the eldest daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and Elizabeth Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, was born in Vienna on May 13, 1717. Early Life When the only son of Charles VI died and left no heir to the throne, Charles furthered the Pragmatic Sanction. The Pragmatic Sanction is a royal act, which allowed a female to inherit the territories of the Habsburg. In 1736 Maria Theresa married Francis Stephen of Lorraine. The marriage of Maria to Francis was one of love, which was very unlike many in that time....   [tags: History]
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Maria Mitchell - This paper will discuss the life of Maria Mitchell and how she became the first woman astronomer in the United States. It will tell of where she grew up. How she climbed the ranks to achieve her goals and how she came into discovering her true passion of astronomy. By describing the events that made this courageous woman, we can see clearly how she set an example for her gender in the Nineteenth century. Women have always been at the forefronts of science, even though they have not always taken the credit for it....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Maria Mitchell - MARIA MITCHELL The person that I chose for the Womens History Month report is Maria Mitchell, who was a self- taught astronomer. She discovered Comet Mitchell and made amazing achievements throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, few girls were allowed to study astronomy and higher mathematics. Even though the Mitchell's weren't rich Maria's father, a devoted amateur( most astronomers of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky....   [tags: essays research papers] 941 words
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Maria Gaetana Agnesi - Maria Gaetana Agnesi Maria Agnesi was born in Milan, Italy on May 16, 1718. During her lifetime she accomplished quite a bit. She was the first woman in the western part of the world to be officially and accurately referred to as a Mathematician. Her largest accomplishment and publication was published when Sir Isaac Newton was still alive and his studies most likely contributed to her own. Nevertheless, Agnesi deserves recognition not only for her mathematical publications but for all she contributed to math, science, and the western world as a whole....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Rainer Maria Rilke - Rainer Maria Rilke 	"Rose, o pure contradiction, desire to be no one’s sleep beneath so many lids." This was Rainer Maria Rilke’s self-composed epitaph, written before leukemia took his life on December 29, 1926. The rose was a symbol of love, beauty, and devotion in many of Rilke’s writings.With quotes such as this Rilke became known as one of the best poets of the 20th century. 	Rainer Maria Rilke was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, which is now the capital of Czechoslovakia....   [tags: essays research papers] 397 words
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Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist - Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved, no one was immune to the effects of this global conflict, and each country was changed in many ways. Erich Maria Remarque was drafted into World War I at age 18. In 1929 Remarque’s first book All Quiet on the Western Front was published. Throughout the book, the death and destruction caused by battle is clearly shown. Remarque's novel is a statement against war, focusing dramatically on the extreme effects of war on the humanity of soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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The Gandhian Conception - Gandhian Conception It is against, this background that Gandhian concepts appear to resolve the issue of Human Rights in contemporary world. Gandhi was pragmatic enough to realize that attainment of human freedom was beset with many problems. “Life is not one straight road. There are so many complexities in it. It is not like a train which once started, keeps on running” . In Gandhi's view, from the down civilization, the rights of man have been a refuge against arbitrary use or determined depredation by the human right, a rallying cry of resistance to tyranny and oppression....   [tags: Human Rights, Peace] 587 words
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Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie - Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie The title character of Catharine Maria Sedgewick’s novel, Hope Leslie, defies the standards to which women of the era were to adhere. Sedgewick’s novel is set in New England during the 17th century after the Puritans had broken away from the Church of England. Hope Leslie lives in a repressive Puritan society in which women behave passively, submit to the males around them, and live by the Bible. They allow the men of their family to make decisions for them and rarely, if ever, convey an opinion that differs from the status quo....   [tags: Sedgewick Hope Leslie Essays] 863 words
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Castle Rackrent: A Servants view of the Relations Between the Tenants and the Landlords in Ireland - There is a long and turbulent past between Ireland and England. Ireland due to the close proximity of the two countries, this closeness makes Ireland a rather strange part of the British Empire, and its history and relations to the British Empire is a rather unique situation. One of the most fascinating aspects beyond the longevity of the subjugation of the Irish under the English, is how the English ruled over their Irish subjects. This ruling is perhaps best seen (at least in the early days) in the relationship between the Irish and the invading English, who as owners of property and the ability to hold seat of power, were a powerful force in the Irish citizens lives, and their sensibilit...   [tags: Maria Edgeworth, English, rebel]
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Maria Full of Grace: United States Failing Global Expectations - Maria Full of Grace, written and directed by Joshua Marston, is a film portraying the Colombian drug trade. Marston being born in the U.S, includes some international socially fragile aspects within this film. He shows the globalization of the flower and drug trade, within Colombia. Incidentally showing the globalization of the film industry as well. As this film reaches towards a specific audience who are sentimental to the negative activities in the global south. Marston includes an unrealistic portrayal about immigrants in America....   [tags: Joshua Marston, Film Analysis, Drug Trade]
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Vindicating the Suffering Revolutionary Women in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Maria - To force me to give my fortune, I was imprisoned-yes: in a private madhouse…” (Maria 131-32). These lines from Mary Wollstonecraft’s (1759-1797) unfinished novella Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman substantiates the private operation of the madhouse where the protagonist Maria is confined. The importance of private ownership is that this places the madhouse outside the discourse of law. It is illegitimate yet it is legitimized as it is a symbol of male-dominated state oppression. Parallel to this Bastille becomes the direct symbol of the same repression which is used by Wollstonecraft to depict the predicament of dissenting revolutionary women in the late Eighteenth- century England....   [tags: Feminist Literature]
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The Horrors of War: Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On the Western Front - War, it is one of the most sickening, terrifying and downright gruesome events that have happened throughout history. One of the most devastating wars of all time would be that of the First World War. Trench Warfare became the main method of fighting and basically became a living hell for those who fought. The grime, dead bodies piling up, rats that thrived in the pits, disease, malnutrition, and just unbearable conditions, the trenches basically became a hell on Earth. The novel All Quiet on the Western Front, which was written by Erich Maria Remarque, provides almost a journal into the center of these conditions, exploring just how dark and depressing they were....   [tags: first world war, dark, depressing conditions]
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Maria Montessori, Civil Rights Movement and The No Child Left Behind Act - I am going to write about three major events that has affected the course of U.S. education forever. I will also touch on a very important and influential woman who wanted to help others (notably children) first and foremost. America and education worldwide should have tremendous gratitude towards each of these topics I will be discussing. Personally, as I researched each one, I feel more motivated and driven to impact my own community and raise awareness on how important education is. The influential woman I mentioned above is Maria Montessori....   [tags: Education, Changes, Equality] 857 words
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In Search of Lost Perspective - Often in Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry (of which four poems shall henceforth be examined), the speaker discusses the other, some existence far removed from the typical experience by a lack of humanness, or simply a minority perspective. Yet the speaker does not presume to take this outside perspective onto himself; rather, he emphasizes its extraneous nature. Through this emphasis, he points out and challenges the audience’s assumptions about the typicality of their own reality, namely, the subconscious associations between their everyday lives and the concept of ‘the everyday.’ By relating the perspectives of such beings as panthers or those perished too soon, Rilke’s speakers force the audi...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Maria Rilke] 1526 words
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