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Analyzing Wilbur’s Orchard Trees, January - Analyzing Wilbur’s Orchard Trees, January By reading one of Richard Wilbur’s poems, one can get extremely confused while trying to find the actual meaning of the poem. Someone could take the easy way out and not try to get deep down into the poem to find the real meaning, or one could investigate the poem and learn what Wilbur is trying to get across to the reader. In "Orchard Trees, January," one could pick up what Wilbur is trying to say if one takes the time to think about it. On some of his poems, though, it is nearly impossible to know what he is talking about....   [tags: Wilbur Orchard Trees January Essays] 538 words
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Symbolism in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov - Symbolism in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov Mamma. Are you crying, mamma. My dear, good, sweet mamma. Darling, I love you. I bless you. The Cherry orchard is sold; it?s gone; its quite true, it?s quite true. But don?t cry, mamma, you?ve still got life before you, you?ve still got your pure and lovely soul. Come with me, darling, and come away from here. We?ll plant a new garden, still lovelier than this. You will see it and understand, and happiness, deep, tranquil happiness will sink down on your soul, like the sun at eventide, and you?ll smile, mamma....   [tags: Papers Cherry Orchard Chekhov Essays Papers] 1577 words
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The Cherry Orchard - The Struggle - The Cherry Orchard - The Struggle Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard introduces readers to a pre-Revolution Russian family faced with the impending sale of their estate, the Cherry Orchard. The main character in the play is the owner of the Cherry Orchard, Lyubov Andreyevna. It is in the play that Lyubov must ultimately decide whether to allow her Cherry Orchard to be cut down to make room for villas or to sell the entire estate to pay off her debts. It is her unconditional love for both the Cherry Orchard and what it symbolizes to her that allows her to put the estate up for sale rather than have the Cherry Orchard cut down....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard Essays] 796 words
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Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard - In the very early twentieth century, Anton Chekhov composed a play entitled The Cherry Orchard, which focused on many themes including childishness, clinging to the past, and hypocrisy of humans, all of which were clearly represented throughout the play. These themes are all causes of the theme that stands out in The Cherry Orchard above all else, this being the reversal of fates. Madame Ranevsky is the joint owner of a large estate which neighbors the home of Lopakhin, a son of the serf who belonged to the Ranevsky family before the liberation of serfs in Russia....   [tags: Analysis of The Cherry Orchard]
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Alex La Guma's The Lemon Orchard - Stable Meaning, the Perversion of Nature, and Discursive Communities in Alex La Guma's "The Lemon Orchard" South African writer Alex La Guma was an active member of his country's non-white liberation movement. One of the 156 people accused in the Treason Trial of 1956, La Guma wrote his first book, A Walk in the Night and Other Stories, in 1962 (Wade 15). "The Lemon Orchard," a story which appeared in this debut work, is a gripping piece about the horror and cruelty of racism. In the story, La Guma describes in chilling detail how a black teacher (who had sought legal redress for being beaten up by his principal and church minister) is roused from his sleep and led to a lemon orchard b...   [tags: Alex La Guma Lemon Orchard]
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Obsolete Ideas in Chekhov's Ghosts and The Cherry Orchard - “Life’s slipped by just as if I’d never lived at all” - These are the last words of Firs as he lies ill after all have abandoned him at the orchard. As an avid follower of defunct theories, he is unable to accept the fact that what he preaches is what brought him to his ruin. Instead, he blindly blames the “young folks”, a somewhat ironic statement. After a life of servile and selfless devotion, his descendants have left him behind. Firs’s death is symbolic of how the Ranevsky family are now leaving behind all the defunct theories that had taken over them....   [tags: Ghosts, The Cherry Orchard] 1544 words
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Forests and Coniferous Trees - ... Deciduous trees are basically the opposite of what a coniferous tree would be, just like when the coniferous tree grows in an upward path, deciduous trees grow in an outward path, letting the branches and the leaves hang far from the tree itself. Deciduous trees have flat leaves that need sunlight and water in order to survive. The leaves start falling during the seasons of fall, and all the leaves fall from the tree at the time of winter, when it’s cold, and not enough heat from the sun, but the leaves start growing again during the spring seasons, when it gets warmer and when there’s more precipitation....   [tags: boreal trees, deforestation] 638 words
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The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter - Trees have fascinated humans for thousands of years and have played a major role in mythologies all over the world, largely because of their utility, longevity, and often impressive stature. Additionally, trees play a major role in the ecology of the Earth by reducing erosion and moderating the climate by removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing large amounts of carbon in their tissues (Kozlowski 1971). Trees have copious uses for all different types of plants and animals; food, shelter, fuel, and timber being a few of the most common uses....   [tags: The Life of Trees]
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God's Omnipotence and Omnipresence in Joyce Kilmer's Trees - The famous poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer is a lyrical poem that focuses on nature, in which God has made. A tree is used in this poem to emphasize how the works of men is incomparable to the works of God. This poem is a proclamation of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. An aabbccdd rhyme scheme is used in this short but well expressed couplet. Personification is frequently used frequently throughout the poem to make it evident to the readers that God’s creation of nature is living. For an example, in stanza 2, Kilmer says, “A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast”, verifies that nature works hand in hand with one another for survival and lives....   [tags: Essays on Trees]
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Transformations in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - When thinking of birds, visualizing them building their nests in cacti certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In the book, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, metaphorically everyone is constantly building their nests in cacti, and evolving from their experiences. From living in attics to taking trips across the country with no destination, characters in this book don't live what society considers the “conventional American lifestyle.” Growing and thriving in unexpected and unusual places and ways is nothing but average throughout the book....   [tags: The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver] 1418 words
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The Cherry Orchard and the Rise of Bolshevism - The Cherry Orchard and the Rise of Bolshevism         Anton Chekhov uses The Cherry Orchard, to openly present the decline of an aristocratic Russian family as a microcosm of the rapid decline of the old Russia at the end of the nineteenth century--but also provides an ominous foreshadowing of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in the disparate ideals of his characters, Trofimov and Lopakhin, however unintentionally. The Gayev family and their plight is intended as a symbolic microcosm of the fall of the aristocracy in society at large....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard Essays]
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Comedy and Tragedy in The Cherry Orchard - Comedy and Tragedy in The Cherry Orchard   Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard serves as a glimpse into the lives of upper middle-class Russians at the turn of the century. The play at times seems to be a regretful account of past mistakes, but at other times it seems very comedic. The final outcome tends to classify it primarily as a tragedy with no shortage of lighthearted moments. It invokes many feelings within the reader: joy, regret, pity, and anger are all expressed among the interactions of several characters with rich and complicated personalities....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard Essays]
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Insight into Van Gogh's Painting, Olive Trees - The painting Olive Trees, which is at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is one of one of the paintings of olive orchards, which Van Gogh painted in 1889 while he was living at the asylum of Saint-Remy. The painting is a landscape painted in bright, beautiful colors, with Van Gogh’s lively brushwork. The image is divided into thirds, the trees being in the middle and highly capricious. The brushstrokes kind of depict the way the land is laid, the motion of the wind in the trees, and the gleam of the sun....   [tags: orchards, brushstrokes, iImpressionist movement ] 612 words
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Alienation and Isolation Depicted in "The Lemon Orchard" and "The Third and Final Continent" - The Lemon Orchard and The Third and Final Continent are about alienation and isolation. The role of the environment and the setting in both stories is very effective and dynamic, which further enhances the impact of the theme and mood within both stories. Throughout both stories, the setting and the environment, plays a huge role and makes both stories much more convincing. The Lemon orchard is a story set in a dark isolated lemon orchard. La Guma uses the environment and the setting to symbolize the actions of the men and to foreshadow things to come....   [tags: The Third and Final Continent, The Lemon Orchard] 1095 words
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Injustice Towards Immigrants Exposed in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Since the creation of the United States, there have been several enormous waves of immigration into the country. Many people come here to pursue the freedom they have always craved. In the book, The Bean Trees, this is a familiar concept to the characters Estevan and Esperanza. They have migrated from Guatemala all the way to the state of Arizona where they will meet the protagonist, Taylor. Throughout the story Taylor learns the couple’s struggle of being undocumented immigrants in the United States....   [tags: The Bean Trees]
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Taylor's Life Choices in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, protagonist Taylor Greer is not your average teenage girl from Pittman, Kentucky. Taylor refuses to remain in her hometown forever, which only leads to teenage pregnancy and motherhood until death. On a mission to escape Pittman’s stereotypical teenage girl image, she buys a ‘55 Volkswagen and embarks on a journey west. Just when she thinks she is home free, Taylor is left with an abandoned three-year-old American Indian girl. Ironically, Taylor ends up as an unplanned single mother....   [tags: Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, ] 777 words
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Cultural Shock in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard - Cultural Shock in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard     Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard projects the cultural conflict of the turn of the twentieth century of Russia. With a historical allusion, Chekhov exhibited the changing Russia with "slice of life" in his play. The Cherry Orchard is not only a depiction of Russian life but also an understatement of changing traditional value. Cultural conflict itself is an abstraction. To explain it, it is the traditional culture that is unable to resist the invading one....   [tags: Anton Chekhov Cherry Orchard Essays]
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Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and A Visit to Friends - Anton Chekhov is the author of both The Cherry Orchard and “A Visit to Friends.” Both works have similar characteristics and are typical of Chekhov’s writing style. Three of these characteristics are the setting of the story, family, and nature. The settings of both “A Visit to Friends” and The Cherry Orchard are in rural areas of Russia. Specifically, the setting for “A Visit to Friends” is in the tiny village of Kuzminky. Tatyana and Varya do not want to leave, but Sergei Sergeyich does not mind....   [tags: The Cherry Orchard, A Visit to Friends] 436 words
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Theme of the Past in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard - The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is very much a play about the past. However, it is more specifically about breaking free from the past through change and acceptance. The consistent theme of memory in terms of both forgetting and remembering are evident throughout the play. The quote at the end of the play where Firs is forgotten and the cherry orchard is cut down is an important symbol of the past dying away and the characters moving on. Firs ends the play and he represents the past in both historical and personal terms in relation to Madame Ranevsky....   [tags: The Cherry Orchard Essays]
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard - This essay will address the apparent dissatisfaction with the concept of love, which is expressed by one of the play’s principal characters Peter Trofimov. As a student and former tutor in the Ranevsky household, Peter represents the Realist scholar as well as the working class, and voices the ideals and sentiments of both. In response to the negative social changes caused by the rising middle class, the working class had grown skeptical of the concepts of love and freedom, because such concepts had been used to increase the social and economic position of the middle class at the expense of the masses....   [tags: Anton Chekov, The Cherry Orchard]
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Thoughts in the Lemon Orchard - Using The Lemon Orchard as a starting point imagine you are any one of the men in the story. Descripe your thoughts and feelings as you walk through the lemon orchard. When I was roused from my sleep and led to a lemon orchard, by four white men for wipping, I wasn’t even given the time to tie my shoes. They just dragged me out. Also, I was the only one who wasn’t warmly dressed. There was a chill in the air and mud on the ground. The full moon was hidden behind thick clouds as if it didn’t want to witness what was about to happen to me....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 826 words
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Survival in The Bean Trees - Survival in The Bean Trees In 1859, Charles Darwin published his most famous work, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (Encarta 96). This book explained Darwin's theory of natural selection, a process not unlike separating the wheat from the chaff, where the least fit are eliminated, and only the fittest survive. An extension of this theory known as Social Darwinism emerged in the late 19th century. "Social Darwinists believed that people, like animals and plants, compete for survival and, by extension, success in life" (Encarta 96)....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees Essays]
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Motherhood in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the novel, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, we watch as Taylor grows a great deal. This young woman takes on a huge commitment of caring for a child that doesn't even belong to her. The friends that she acquired along the way help teach her about love and responsibility, and those friends become family to her and Turtle. Having no experience in motherhood, she muddles through the best she can, as all mothers do. Marietta was raised in a small town in Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 757 words
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In The Orchard - An Interpretation of “In the Orchard” For any educator that is searching for a poem to arouse the interest of students enlisted in upper level literature classes, the poem “In the Orchard” by Muriel Stuart, written in the early twentieth century, conveys the ageless theme of unrequited love. The poem has all the elements of making students understand how far back the feeling of unrequited love has been around. We can understand these elements better through the rhetorical strategies. A rhetorical strategy that this poem has is dialogue....   [tags: essays research papers] 1232 words
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Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees It has often been suggested that some southwestern literature is based on the experiences of others. With this suggestion, it has been demonstrated that these experiences are incorporated with the intention of portraying the experiences of others as a learning tool; for both the reader and the writer. Some may also imply that literature, therefore, may impose a learning opportunity in itself. In correspondence with this belief, it must be suggested that the classic novel, The Bean Trees, could be considered a learning experience for the audience as well as Barbara Kingsolver in relation to the catalyzing character Marietta "Missy"/Taylor Greer along with...   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver Bean Trees Character Analysis] 1057 words
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The Cherry Orchard - In drama “ The Cherry Orchard” , Lopakhin and Madame Ranevsky are clashing individuals, who are not to be judged as either good or bad. Both characters are human, having honorable traits. Lopakhin and Madame Ranevsky's characters are incompatible in the other's mind. Madame Ravensky is a member of the falling aristocracy who is a lost romantic trapped in a fantasy world on the orchard while forgetting her troubles in the "real" world. Lopakhin is a money driven, sometimes vulgar, and socially rising individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. - The Dialectic of Metafiction and Neorealism in Calvino's Baron in the Trees. "I agree to my books being read as existential or as structural works, as Marxist or neo-Kantian, Freudianly or Jungianly: but above all I am glad to see that no one key will open the lock". The above quotation perhaps shows more than anything else the ambiguity of Calvino's works. The obsession to label all narratives arises from our compulsion to make sense of this world, as literary generic categories form part of our cosmologies....   [tags: Calvino Baron Trees Essays]
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The Growth of Marietta in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - The Growth of Marietta in The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver, in the novel The Bean Trees, portrays the story of a young woman, Marietta Greer, learning about love, responsibility, friendship and the human condition. All of us can relate to the struggles of every day life; however, it is when we must deal with issues that we would rather run from that show our true character. Sooner or later, we all have to confront issues that life bestows on us.   Marietta embarks on her journey west in a 1955 Volkswagen with a pledge to get away from Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 722 words
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Balancing the Individual with the Community in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees -     In an interview with Barbara Kingsolver by David Gergen, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, Kingsolver states, I think everything I write is about the idea of community and about the special challenge in the United States of balancing our idealization of the individual, or glorification of, of personal freedom and the individual with the importance of community, how to balance those two offices. (Qtd. by Gergen) I found this idea of Kingsolver's to be the basis of her book The Bean Trees....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]
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Seeking Solace in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees - Seeking Solace in The Bean Trees Many aspects of life are explored in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees. A young woman named Marietta Greer from Kentucky wanted to strike out on her own, leaving behind everything she ever knew, just to start a new life. Many children want to do this at an early age so they can experience life on their own yet they don't realize the dangers involved.. Everyone that leaves the solace of their own home needs loving support to keep them going through life....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays] 728 words
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Harvest of Shame – Massacre of the Orchard - Harvest of Shame – Massacre of the Orchard As orchards go, it really wasn't much; especially considering the grand scale of the orchards that dotted the region. Where the latter were measured in thousands of trees, or thousands of bushels per acre, the former was merely thirty-two trees. Thirty-two trees . . . really, if the question arose, that was the only way you could define it. Obviously you couldn't say there were "four-thousand Macintosh trees," or that it yielded "two-thousand bushels per acre," because all it had was thirty-two trees; and some of those trees were pear, cherry, plum and peach trees besides....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1164 words
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Suppression of Individuality in Radiohead's, Fake Plastic Trees - Suppression of Individuality in Radiohead's, Fake Plastic Trees "Fake Plastic Trees" criticizes how modern society stifles individuality and forces people to swallow idealized conceptions of how life should be. The whole song centers on the idea that humans, either through their own fallibility or through society's relentlessness, easily and obliviously mold their lives according to the unspoken standards they set on themselves. The result is a shallow, artificial, "fake plastic" living that perpetuates itself and destroys uniqueness....   [tags: Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees Essays] 789 words
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Port Orchard: A Natural Disaster - Port Orchard, Washington is a town overflowing with rich forests, fresh air, and spectacular views. As Isaac Suttle walks from his front door, he can see the Two Brothers to the west and Mt. Rainier to the east. His home sits quietly in an area of Port Orchard surrounded by trees, the nearest neighbor hundreds of feet away. Like that of most western Washington, the weather is cool and rainy throughout the year with little relief in the summer. The drizzly rain can last for months; Isaac can remember a time when it persisted for 93 days straight....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 861 words
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Picking Anton Chekov out of an Orchard of Playwrights - Anton Chekov was born in Taganrog, a port town in Rostov Oblast, Southern Russia on January 29, 1860. He was the third child born to Yevgenia Yakovlevna Morozov and Pavel Yegorovitch. Chekov grew up in a loving environment along with his five other siblings despite facing financial difficulties. Chekov and his siblings worked vigorously to help their father run his shop. However, the children still managed to enjoy their childhood by participating in social activities such as fishing, tennis as well as visiting their grandfather in the country....   [tags: writer, life, influence]
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Headlines of January, 1990 - The news the week January 18, 1990 was that of headline makers. Driving Miss Daisy, staring Morgan Freeman, was a major movie hit during the Christmas holiday and the New Year. The blockbuster Tremors, staring Kevin Bacon, was released on January 19, 1990. The first artificial heart was recalled by the FDA due to its serious defects. A major court case in Boston, Massachusetts gained national attention. The United States and Britain were declared to have a flu epidemic. The weather in the south was that of record highs....   [tags: The Media]
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The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Life is constantly changing, like clouds in the sky; always shifting and turning. People never really know which way life will turn next, bringing them fortune or failure. When you look at how things change it is best to compare it to something that you can relate it to. The changeable nature of life can be related to the novel 'The Bean Trees.' This is a book written almost entirely on dealing with changes in the characters lives....   [tags: Life Changes Bean Trees Essays Kingsolver] 515 words
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Analysis of Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh - The painting Olive Trees, now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is one of a series of ten or twelve paintings of olive orchards, which Van Gogh painted in 1889 while living at the asylum of Saint-Remy. This painting is a landscape accomplished in bright, complementary colors, with Van Gogh’s characteristically brisk brushwork. The image is divided roughly into thirds, with the middle zone, the trees, being highly capricious. The brushstrokes describe the lay of the land, the movement of the wind in the trees, and the rays of the sun....   [tags: painting, color, landscape]
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The Comparison of Paternalism In "The Bean Trees" and Animal Dreams - Imagine one is in a situation of being mentally ill, completely dependent on people to take care of them and making decisions on behalf of them. This is a very common situation in our world to keep people safe. This practice is called paternalism. Merriam- Webster defines Paternalism as “the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates' supposed best interest”. Many individuals simply define it as the lack of control one has....   [tags: literature, Kingsolver novels]
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Relevance of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov draws in a universal audience, as the play’s themes and characters are relatable to any time period. The characters face challenges and anxieties that were felt by people thousands of years ago and will continue to be felt by people far into the future. The Cherry Orchard encompasses and embodies characters and themes that are relevant to modern times such as social change, mid-life regrets, and hope that the next generation will go out into the world, make a difference, and create a better and more prosperous life for themselves....   [tags: regrets, changes, future]
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Images of Lilith in A Sea-Spell and The Orchard Pit - Images of Lilith in A Sea-Spell and The Orchard Pit While Lilith's only explicit appearances are in the poems "Lilith" and "Eden Bower," images of her arise in a number of other poems by Rossetti, including "A Sea-Spell" and "The Orchard Pit" (Johnston 120). Considered "minor" poems, very little has been written on either. Of "A Sea-Spell," some have gone so far as to proclaim "it is kinder to the memory of the artist to say nothing. It is the work of a prematurely faltering mind and hand" (Waugh 211)....   [tags: Sea-Spell Essays] 1135 words
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