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The African Children's Project and Orphans in Africa - The African Children’s Project & Orphans in Africa There are approximately over 20 million children, under the age of 15, that have lost one or both parents through HIV/AIDS in Africa(Unicef, 10). Those children are usually brought to orphanages that are placed in certain areas around Africa. A great deal of the orphanages are ran by Christian organizations and have the under lying message of Christ in their homes. The African Children’s Project is one of the many orphanages open in Africa that was founded by Christians....   [tags: Children in Africa, Orphans, Orphanages]
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The Popularity of Orphans in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden and L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables - From infancy, children depend on their parents to do for them what they cannot do for themselves. They learn to recognize the faces of loved ones from an early age, and with no one else to rely on, they trust those loved ones to keep them safe and sound. But what about the children who aren’t fortunate enough to have another human being to depend on, the children who are left to raise themselves. Furthermore, is raising oneself from an early age a possibility or do such ideas only exist in fantasy....   [tags: orphans, literature, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Secr] 1785 words
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Reducing the Number of Orphans in Africa - Every fifteen seconds, another child becomes an orphans in Africa. Over twenty million children loose one or both of their parents to AIDS/HIV each year. Adults in Africa are dying rapidly, due to poor living conditions and bad health, leaving their children behind to care for themselves and each other. The number of vulnerable orphans in Africa can be significantly reduced with the help of others. When a child becomes an orphan, the extended family of the child has the option of adopting them....   [tags: adoption, family, health, problem] 683 words
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The Current State on Russian Orphans - ... While many natives don’t wish to care for these children and take them home, many American couples are so desperate to have these children as their own and love them just as much as these neglected children wish to be loved. In one article by author Mary Gold, Gold talks of the condition she found her young Russian daughter in when she went to go pick her up from the orphanage in Russia. Many of the children have never seen daylight and spent all day and night in their cots. The babies and infants were kept multiple to one cot and were rarely picked up....   [tags: adopted, ban, rate, prosering, disease] 617 words
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AIDS-Infected Orphans - The epidemic of HIV has affected another epidemic, Orphans. The UN says that in 2010 there will be about 53.1million orphans and more than 15 million will be because their one or both parents died from HIV/AIDS (orphans in Africa project). In 2008, around 430,000 children under the age of 14 were infected with HIV (Queiroz, Africa a continent of orphans). Children that are abandoned by their parents become are emotionally traumatized. (AIDS orphans) This creates a problem with their psychological state....   [tags: Humanitarian Issues]
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Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England - Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England   There is no denying that the nineteenth century in England was a time of tremendous changes throughout the social and economical spectrums. As the adults adjusted to these changes prompted by the Industrial Revolution as best they could, many children, in particular orphans, were faced with poor living conditions that limited their successes later in life. Although most orphaned children were fortunate enough to be placed into sufficient living circumstances, many of them were not as privileged....   [tags: Eurpean History Papers Research Essays]
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Orphans in Jane Eyre - Orphans in Jane Eyre Jane, one of the orphans in the novel Jane Eyre, is portrayed as the victim of charity. She is also seen in others' eyes as something less or lower than themselves. Orphans are seen by wealthy people as children who are in need of their charity, and also who lack in morals, ambition, and culture. Jane tells about how she has no family; her mother and her father had the typhus fever, and "both died within a month of each other" (58; ch. 3). As if this is not bad enough, she is also excluded from being a part of the Reed family:   Me, [Mrs....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Orphans in 19th Century Victorian England - Orphans in 19th Century Victorian England The Victorian Era was a time of social evolution as well as technological and economic advance. A distinct, unique middle class was formed alongside the traditional working class and wealthy aristocracy. However, there were certain individuals that fell outside this model of Victorian society. The “abandoned child” was society’s scapegoat- a person without a past, without connections, without status. They could appear in any class, at any time. The upper and middle classes often had a somewhat romantic perception of them, due to their prevalence in Victorian literature....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Oliver Twist: The Life Of an Orphan Child During Victorian England - ... “Once parish overseers resigned juvenile paupers in their care to an employer, children were generally subject to further degradation, a point made clear by Oliver's apprenticeship to an undertaker” (Paroissien). While Mr. Sowerberry was a bit humane to the boy, the rest of the household was not. Residing along with them was Mrs. Sowerberry, Charlotte, and Noah Claypole. “At the workhouse [Oliver] is one among many charges who are confined and abused by supervising moral derelicts; and at the Sowerberrys' he is fed a dog's leavings, bedded down among the coffins, and persecuted for his social inferiority by the charity-boy, Noah Claypole, who at least is not an orphan” (Duffy)....   [tags: social status, orphans] 1033 words
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The Story of Yana - Some of us are born with incredible abilities, and can do great things. Yana is not a person who will change the world, and she knows it. Yana was an orphan in Cambodia, taken in by Father João, who raised her and taught her more than the kids in the city. Yana was offered an accounting job because of her education, but, knowing that she is not one to achieve greatness, decided she should be the one to help others do incredible things. So she started an orphanage herself. Yana was preparing Rojões à Moda do Minho, a meal that Father João had taught her to make....   [tags: Cambodian orphans] 673 words
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Why to Adopt in America Instead of Foreign Countries - Why are we still adopting children from other countries, let’s help ourselves out for once and adopt domestically. There are many reasons why I believe it’s drastically better to adopt here, but I’m going to inform you on the most important. We all know that other countries need help with their un adopted children but what about America; we have growing numbers of orphans waiting to be adopted just like they do. Here in America, we are have the greatest number of orphans since the early 50’s during the beginning of the baby boomers....   [tags: local adoption, orphans]
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John Keith Atkinson's Life aa a Child Laborour - ... Subsequently they were confined in an institution along with two hundred other orphans and pauper children. They were kept until they could be sold as apprentices to clothiers and factory owners. Under the Apprentice Act, they were obliged to labour without pay or care until they reached the age of twenty-one years. John Atkinson did not live long enough to understand the apprentice system. He took his own life when he was still young. This act was his condemnation of the English child slave system....   [tags: orphans, aprentice, cruel] 732 words
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Are the Kids Truly All Right? by by Liz and Diana Welch - "The family I strained to hear no longer existed" (Welch 196). This quote is said by Liz Welch; she lost both of her parents at the age of sixteen (Welch 168). Many people lose one or both parents at a young age. In fact, "one in nine Americans lost a parent before they were 20 years old" (Zaslow 1). Losing one parent usually causes a person to have detrimental effects, so losing both parents will most likely ruin a person's health. Even though the Welch children, in the memoir The Kids Are All Right by Liz and Diana Welch, have grown up and appear well, growing up without parents can have negative effects on a person because the cultural impact of the book details the negative outcomes and...   [tags: family, children, orphans, adults]
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Should LBTG Adoption Be Allowed? - ... I saw “The Three Stooges” and Teddy was chosen, he did not look as if he trusted the people that were choosing them. Later in the movie it was revealed that the parents were very abusive to Teddy because at a very young age, Teddy was sent to a military school because his parents did not like them. Also I read in the book “Bud not Buddy.” Bud was abused by the white family that adopted him and they forced him to sleep in the shed where there were spiders and all sorts of insects including a hornet’s nest that was bigger than a human....   [tags: orphans, families, parents] 799 words
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SameSex Couple and Adoption -   Introduction Adoption is not about finding children for families, it’s about finding families for children” (Joyce Maguire Pavao). Same sex couples should have the same options as heterosexual couples. Who says that a gay couple can’t raise a child and they come out perfectly fine. Many same-sex couples, after a lot of struggle, have been able to adopt and have changed a child’s life.Allowing same-sex couples to adopt is a powerful step towards success and it helps in many ways, which is why same-sex couples should be able to adopt....   [tags: Families, Orphans, Heterosexual Families]
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Advantages of International Adoption - Imagine getting married to the love of your life, knowing from the day that you first laid eyes on him that he was the one that was going to father the children that you would have in the coming years. Three months after having the wedding of your dreams, you find out you are pregnant after two years of trying to conceive and you could not be happier. Celebrating with friends and family eager to share with them the good news that you were expecting a miracle after almost giving up, you are jubilant....   [tags: orphans, infertility, family] 1570 words
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A Comparison of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, Passage to India by E.M. Foster, and When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro - A Comparison of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, Passage to India by E.M. Foster, and When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro The three extracts I have chosen are all written in a relatively similar style, I am rather partial to this style, ergo the motive for choosing them. This will however, make contrasting them a little harder, however I believe that the consequent refined subtleties will provide a more interesting essay. Let us hope so. To provide a suitable structure from which to analyse less obvious comparisons, something of the author's contextual intentions must be made apparent....   [tags: Papers] 1918 words
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Comparative Essay on Harriet Beecher Stowe´s Uncle Tom´s Cabin and Charles Dicken´s Oliver Twist - The two classic books that I read were very inspiring and interesting. They are both widely known books that have impacted people’s lives and views on various subjects greatly. These two books that are known worldwide are Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Uncle Tom’s Cabin revolves mainly around the aspect of slavery and how slaves were treated unfairly. We learn about how slavery was once lawful in our country, the United States of America, and how our government punished people who helped fugitive slaves escape....   [tags: slaves, unfairly, orphans, society, writing] 622 words
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Necessities for Parents - “As of 2014, there are an estimated 153 million orphans in the world” (Wiki Answers). This statistic is both saddening and frightening because all of those children who do not have parents are being exposed to life without someone to care for them and their basic needs. Growing up, it can be extremely difficult at moments to deal with parents and not question them from time to time. All children have some type of problem with their parents or legal guardians at one point in time or another. Parents are constantly being taken for granted because children do not always understand just how important their parents are when it comes to the role that they play in their life....   [tags: Orphans, World Crisis, Parents, Children]
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Orphan Trains - Orphan Trains Orphan trains and Carlisle and the ways people from the past undermined the minorities and children of America. The film "The orphan Trains" tells us the story of children who were taken from the streets of New York City and put on trains to rural America. A traffic in immigrant children were developed and droves of them teamed the streets of New York (A People's History of the United States 1492-present, 260). The streets of NYC were dirty, overcrowded, and dangerous. Just as street gangs had female auxiliaries, they also had farm leagues for children (These are the Good Old Days, 19)....   [tags: History Orphans Movie Essays] 891 words
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Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins and Little Women - Louisa May Alcott was said to be “the pioneer in the delineation of sprightly young-girl life, brim full of animal spirits, yet overflowing with a desire to be true and brave and helpful”(Delamar). As a classic, inspiring author, Alcott is best known for her novels concerning poverty and family struggles to overcome obstacles, and female independence. Alcott incorporated these ideas through her works in Eight Cousins and Little Women. Even though Rose in Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins and the March sisters in Little Women are brought up in different types of socioeconomic environments, they share common traits and themes, such as moral lessons, feminist ideas, coming of age, and illness a...   [tags: Struggles, Orphans, Poverty] 811 words
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International Adoption - Why are we still adopting children from other countries, let’s help ourselves out for once and adopt domestically. There are many reasons why I believe it’s drastically better to adopt here, but im going to inform you on the most important. We all know that other countries need help with their un- adopted children but what about America; we have growing numbers of orphans waiting to be adopted just like they do. Here in America, we are have the greatest number of orphans since the early 50’s during the beginning of the baby boomers....   [tags: children, orphans, patriotism, domestic adoption]
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Brief Chapter Summaries of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - Chapter I A thin, sick child is born in a workhouse in an unnamed town. The child’s mother (who has no wedding ring) dies soon after, and since no name was provided, the child was named Oliver Twist. Chapter II Oliver, being too old to stay at the workhouse, is sent to a different workhouse for older boys. The overseer of the workhoues, Mrs. Mann, starves the children to death gradually, seeing that it would be a better fate than a quick death on the streets. The children, not wanting to starve any longer, choose Oliver to stand up and ask for more food one night, where he says: “Please sir, I want some more.” The leaders of the workhouse are astonished and say they will give five pounds to...   [tags: Labor, Orphans, England]
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Texas Kinship Care: iOverview and Analysis of Effectiveness - Description of the Problem The Texas the Kinship Care program is codified in the Texas Family Code Section 262.201(f). The enactment of such a policy that calls for placement of children within their family unit became important to maintain familial ties, as well as, providing stability and security to children with the least amount of disruption in their lives when they must be removed from their parents care. Kinship Care programs are economically advantageous to local, state and federal government as it is not considered formal foster care....   [tags: Family Unit, Orphans]
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Exploring Kim, by Rudyard Kipling - First of all to examine the qualities of this book we should approach it as an adventure story probably aimed primarily at adolescent boys. In this book the main character Kim is seeking to find his place in the country in which he was born, while at the same time struggling to find, or build, an identity for him. 'Who is Kim?' 'What is Kim?' Kim asks himself at several points in the novel, and although the plot has a loose picaresque structure, being held together by a journey, making it a kind of road novel, the theme of Kim needing to find himself seems to be the backbone of the story....   [tags: Rudyard Kipling Kim Orphans Essays] 2061 words
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Analyzing the Topic of Adoption - Introduction Adoption is a complex and misunderstood topic for many. It is viewed by many as a positive system which helps maintain the wellbeing of all children. While the overall goal is the provide happy and wholesome homes for children in need, adoption can also be viewed as something that creates a number of psychological and at times physical disorders in the children that the system attempts to aid. Regardless of some people’s beliefs on adoption, every adoption story is different. There is no one universal adoption story, and every adoptee will handle and comprehend adoption in their own ways....   [tags: Children, Orphans, Understanding, Rational]
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Perspectives of Adoption - Misconceptions happen everyday in different situations, for example, not understanding a topic, hearing the wrong story, or not knowing the full story. Many people who hold misconceptions do not even know that their ideas are false or incorrect. A stereotype can be formed or made by an individual who is unable or unwilling to obtain all of the information they need to make a fair judgement about people or situations. Stereotypes occur because one forms opinions about other people based on their looks, appearance, and so on....   [tags: adoptive relationships, orphans, misconception]
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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting - “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]
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The Lost Boys of Sudan - The Lost Boys of Sudan The lost boys of Sudan did not only show courage but also perseverance when they were forced to flee their home, leaving everything behind to find safety, after their village and all their loved ones were destroyed by the war. In 1983 the Second Sudanese Civil War took place; Arabic Muslims from the North of Sudan attacked southern villages killing more than one million civilians and leaving more than twenty thousand of boys orphaned− often referred to as the Lost Boys of Sudan−....   [tags: orphans of second Sudanese civil war]
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The Need for Change: The Harmful Effects of the Foster Care System - One of the biggest misconceptions that we have in our country is that foster care is a great thing; well, it’s not. There are so many flaws in our foster care system to even consider it a good idea. With constant reports of abuse, depression, lack of stability, to even the terrible after effects of the foster care system, like homelessness and incarceration; the foster care system hurts more than it helps. Our foster care system is bad for America, but most of all, our children. Chronic abuse and neglect is a huge part of the foster care system....   [tags: chronic abuse, neglect, america, orphans, kids]
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The Orphan Train Movement - ... Speaking about the situation at hand, Brace noted: “There were a large number of people with nothing to do. Nobody was at fault. Work could not be found for them. But they must be relieved. Their children must be saved; and they cannot save themselves.” He believed that the Protestant families in the west living on farms would give the children the fresh air and morals that they needed to grow up to be upstanding citizens. When thinking of the best ways to transport the children from cities like New York to the western part of America, The Children’s Aid Society decided to take advantage of the over 30,500 miles of railroads that were in place by 1860....   [tags: immigrant, work, farm] 640 words
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The Journey of an Orphan to a Young Woman - The Journey of an Orphan to a Young Woman: Imagination is a companion that will always be there to ease up moments of despair in life. It gives hope that one day the possessions that the heart desires will be there not too far from reach, or to believe the cruel circumstances life brings upon us are instead moments of joy. L.M Montgomery demonstrates this skilfully in her work; Anne of Green Gables. The novel is about a lonely orphaned girl whose only friend is her imagination. Due to her imagination and the support of her new loving family, she grows into a bright and intelligent young woman who realizes the potential that life has for her and her tremendously creative mind....   [tags: Anne of Green Gables]
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Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana - Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana Problem Statement The clinical problem in this case study was that grandmothers as the caregivers reported very incomplete or no support from the extended family, and their deprived health worries compromises their financial situations. Some reported of body pains like arthritis and firm work at their age. None of the participants had a decent source of earnings that will help in caring for their orphans. They depended on typically old age pension and cottage and farming (Shaibu, 2013, p....   [tags: grandparents, caregivers, government]
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Orphan Stories - Orphan Stories Throughout our lives we move from one story to the next. Whether we are listeners, readers or writers “we live our lives immersed in stories.’ From the many stories we encounter, both fiction and non-fiction, the orphan figure stands out as one of the most prominent figures in literature. Orphan figures have prevailed in the literary arena for centuries, from ancient poetry, folktales, and myths to modern day novels. This constant reoccurrence of the orphan figure in literature emphasizes the need to understand the significance attached to it....   [tags: Orphanages Orphanhood Culture Essays] 4722 words
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The Orphan Drug Act - The Orphan Drug Act The term orphan drug refers to a product that treats a rare disease affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. Orphan drugs help the companies that manufacture them, under the Orphan drug act. Under the act a small company can pick up a product that would be worth anywhere from $5 million to $20 million a year. The orphan drug act has helped in the development of products to treat drug addiction, leprosy, hemophilia, and rare cancers, as well as diseases most people have never heard of, such as cryptosporidiosis (an infection caused by a protozoan parasite found in animals' intestines that causes diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and lymph node enlargement) and neurocysticerosi...   [tags: Papers] 1456 words
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The Orphan Characters of in Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Orphan Characters of Heart of Darkness       All Conrad's major characters are, in a fundamental sense, orphans. To men like Marlow, his parents offer him no predestined place in an ordered world, or, if such a place exists, they do not feel it is a real alternative for them. The knowledge of a hostile, annihilating force at the center of existence brings to Conrad's characters a constant sense of their personal vulnerability. Before this revelation, they were orphans in search of a ground for their lives, but they never doubted their ability to discover such a ground....   [tags: Heart of Darkness] 1072 words
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The Lost Children in the Book Frankstein - ... After being abandoned and broken, they are forced to enter the world alone and confused. Most of these children are emotionally unstable. Anything they feel is either minimal or extreme. Like the monster in Frankenstein, they long for someone to care for and love them. They try to make those connections and end up getting burned by the people they try to connect with. The monster is burned when he tries to connect with the family in the woods. The greatest tragedy regarding this kind of situation is not that orphans are seen as outcast and abused, but the affects it has on their mental stability....   [tags: orphan, social, nelgect, stigmatisms] 555 words
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The Orphan - To hear the miserable cry of an unfairly punished child weeping “I never asked to be born!” is a terrible sound. And In 1823, the first literary work to whimper those words was released; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published in London, England. Although many people think they know the real story, they don’t. A young man by the name of Victor Frankenstein, unable to understand the intricacies of giving life, is spurred on by his lack of knowledge into an intense urge to produce it. But when his creation actually appears before him, he is overcome and unable to submit to the responsibilities of his child....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Purpose of the Construction of Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum in 1841 - Purpose of the Construction of Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum in 1841 Andrew Reid was born in the year 1787. He was a Congregational minister and he was a non-conformist, which meant he was not part of the Church of England. He was very hardworking and committed. He started 7 charities which meant he was a very generous man. His farther was a watch maker therefore he came from a lower middle class tradesman family. His first Asylum he opened was in Dalston, Hackney. He attended the site everyday and got royal patronage which helped him to raise funds....   [tags: Papers] 1400 words
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Brief Chapter Summaries of Oliver Twist - · Author's Preface o The author was unhappy with the incorrect portrayal of the thieves of London o He decided to write about their true wretchedness instead as a deed to society o He explains why he chose to write with this mindset and how important it was to do so · Chapter 1 o The author does not describe the setting in any detail o Oliver was born in a workhouse, which is ironically described as being a good thing for him o Oliver looked as if he would die soon after his birth o He finally gave signs of life, but the life he would lead would not be worth living o His young mother died with him in her arms o Oliver was immediately defined as a poor member of the lowest level of society be...   [tags: Orphan, England]
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Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story - Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story     In Victorian literature, the orphan can be read as an unfamiliar and strange figure outside the dominant narrative of domesticity (Peters 18). They were often portrayed as poor children without a means of creating a successful life for themselves. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, however, is a portrayal of a female orphan who triumphs over almost every environment she enters. Therefore, Jane’s ability to overcome the hardships that she encounters is a fictional success story....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]
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The Theme of Ancestry in Alexie's Poem "What the Orphan Inherits" and Rose's Poem "Genealogical Research" - “If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people” (Hanh). The defining of a person begins first from their ancestry. The importance of family is vital in every person’s life and the reason for this is because families are the group structure the mostly in every cases tries to be and do the best for each other. Sherman Alexie and Wendy Rose are both poets that have expressed the characteristics of their ancestry and culture in their inspirational and touching poems....   [tags: poetry, what the orphan inherits, genealogical res]
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Adopting a Child Leads to a Trail of Tears and Love - ... Many [people] have them, but they have no idea what its worth,” says Charbel, a 23-year-old. “[Without an ID], there’s nothing to prove who you are. All your life depends on this ID. This drives a person to desperation and falling out of control. I was very depressed and reached a stage where I considered suicide. I do not want anything from this world. I just want an ID just to [be able to] do something, maybe get enrolled in the army and serve my country. I want something that proves who I am, that I am Lebanese.” “I could not obtain a high school degree, even though I took the highest grade in the whole school,” says Josephine, 27....   [tags: orphan, protection, health] 855 words
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Orphan Works: Viewpoints of Three Organizations - The problem of orphan works has been the subject of a great deal of controversy. Libraries and others are pushing for a solution to the problem as their desire to be able to preserve works with unknown or missing creators have been impeded by the uncertainty of their copyright status. After an investigation the government has agreed that the problem is real and needs to be addressed (Peters), but they are getting a great deal of opposition from organizations that are worried that the language of the bills will result in copyrighted works that are not orphaned being labeled that way, thereby allowing users to infringe without penalty....   [tags: Publishing]
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The Orphan - Original Writing - The Orphan - Original Writing Just looking at her in her white coffin, looking glum, made me feel so isolated and depressed. I just wanted one last hug with her and to take back my vicious words that I now regret. Deep down I always loved her, though she could be a pain. The words of last week were ringing in my ear, repeating and echoing over and over again. As I was in my daze, I had a feeling and turned around to see my aunt’s cold, hard eyes staring back at me. I then realised she had no compassion or love for my mother....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Depiction of the Poor in Charles Dickens´Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist is a novel in which the author gives readers a look inside the cruel, grimy time period of 1800’s England, also known as the Victorian era. It tells the bitter story of a small orphan child named, Oliver Twist. Oliver was born in nineteenth century England in a workhouse. His mother died in childbirth and, due to the carelessness of those who should be caretakers, the identity of both the boy’s father and mother remains unknown. Throughout the novel Oliver is brutally treated and, no matter where he ends up, it seems as though the boy cannot catch a break....   [tags: Victorian, Orphan, Child Labor]
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The Negative Impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and in My Life - INTRODUCTION Since the first case of HIV infection in Malawi was reported in 1985, (Malawi Government, 2012. 2) approximately 1,100,000 people in Malawi are now living with HIV and AIDS, (UNAIDS. 2013). Malawi is already a country in the throws of socio-economic and developmental challenges. The increase of the number of people infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a world-wide problem and Malawi is experiencing this problem in pandemic proportions....   [tags: personal reflections]
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