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Use of Lucifer in Quilting - Use of Lucifer in Quilting    Lucifer is the epitome and personification of all that is evil according to the traditional American perspective. His name has been linked with the name Satan so that either name refers to "the Devil" in most of the western Christian tradition. American culture, with its Puritan roots and Fundamentalist influences, has cast Lucifer in the role of the eternal enemy of all that we hold to be good and worthwhile. Preachers and others who teach Christian morality have described his power as being great enough to tempt all of us, at the same time, into sin....   [tags: Quilting] 1616 words
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A Stitch in Time - Quilting has different meanings for different people, but all quilts have a unique appearance and tradition. “What makes art is its life – pulsing and shining with the energy and intentions of its creator. The art of quilting glows with a respect for all generations that have come before – putting thread, needle, and cloth together with vision and love” (Wilson 7). Starting out in antiquity as a necessity and a work of art, quilting has changed over time, but it is still practiced in a myriad of cultures around the world....   [tags: Arts, Quilting] 1371 words
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Quilting - The Feminist Dynamic of Lucille Clifton - The Feminist Dynamic of Lucille Clifton     Quilting bees were occasions for women to gather bringing discarded scraps of material, which they masterfully transformed, into works of art. The bee was also a social gathering where women told tales, exchanged ideas, and encouraged one another. Lucille Clifton's collection of poetry entitled Quilting continues the wonderful tradition by skillfully bringing together poems that entertain, inform, and encourage. Two of Clifton's poems, "eve's version" and "a woman who loves," are excellent examples of the quilting process where material is re-worked to reveal a perspective that is female....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Quilting - Foxes in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton - Quilting - Foxes in the Poetry of Lucille Clifton         In 1942 Virginia Woolf read a paper to the Women’s Service League about "The Angel in the House." For Woolf, this "Angel" represented the voice in the back of the mind of a woman that was saying, "Never let anybody guess that you have a mind of your own" (1346). During Woolf’s time a woman was not supposed to write critically. Rather, a woman was supposed to "be sympathetic; be tender; flatter; deceive; use all the arts and wiles of her sex." Woolf writes of the need to "kill" this angel....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Faith Ringgold’s Bitter Net: African-American Quilting - Quilt making in the African American community has a long history dating back to the 18th century and has been important for ways of communicating social and political conditions. During the time when African Americans were enslaved, quilting became a popular way of communicating safety to African Americans escaping their way to freedom, up north. The tradition of Quilting was past down form generation to generation, by mother’s to daughter’s as a way of teaching the daughter about the past and giving them a valuable skill that could add to their lives....   [tags: Culture]
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Quilting Relationships Between Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest - Quilting Relationship between Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest – A Comparative Study Christopher Marlowe is called the father of English romantic tragedy. Meantime, William Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist, whose writings are very powerful and effective. The word quilting means act of making blankets from layers of fabric soft padding. Here blanket refers to Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The two dramatists are not only creating varied characters but also whose characters have some similarities and contrast themselves....   [tags: power, honor, god, devil]
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Smoking: A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting - Smoking A Therapeutic Approach to Quitting While smoking is a problem that affects millions of people in The United States, several different approaches are available to assist in breaking the habit; specifically, therapeutic approaches, when utilizing group sessions, one-on-one interaction, or self direction, do offer the ability to modify personal views, behaviors or other challenging issues to achieve predetermined results. Since each of the aforementioned options provide varying amounts of contact with trained therapists and other people, it is necessary to make a remedial selection based upon the comfortability and willingness of a person to openly talk about their dilemma with others....   [tags: Smoking, informative, expository]
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Quitting Cigarette Smoking - Although quitting cigarette smoking may be difficult because the body is so used to and reliant on nicotine, there are various ways to treat someone who is addicted to cigarette smoking. McCook (2005) informs us that smoking is an easy habit to fall into; however, quitting is completely the opposite. Cigarette smoking is a very addictive habit that requires strong motivation, determination, and commitment in order to quit. Cigarette smokers usually start smoking at a young age, usually in high school due to peer pressure or stress....   [tags: nicotine addiction, tobacco abuse]
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The Difficulty in Quitting Smoking - The Difficulty in Quitting Smoking Smoking is terrible. Statistically speaking, smoking is the most dangerous thing that we can choose to do with our own health. Yet so many people still smoke. The author will confess that he too is a smoker, but as a smoker, I feel shame about it under certain circumstances. It is a personal choice in my life, yet there is nothing but social pressure to conform and quit. Smokers make up 23% of the Canadian population, most likely more as a smokers was defined as someone who smokes pack a day (Statistics Canada, 2000)....   [tags: Papers] 1347 words
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A Story Quitting My Job Due to Mistreatment - ... “Girls this isn’t the beach… I don't want to argue with you. After this come in here with your shoulders covered. It's our policy” said Lengel (Updike 592). Although it may have been store policy Lengel should have handled that situation in a different manner. Due to Lengel’s lack of respect towards the girls Sammy decided to stand up for them. Sammy did not think that the girls should have been humiliated in such a way. Sammy told his manager that he quits and there was no going back once those sharp words were uttered....   [tags: dignity, respect, consequences]
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Quitting Smoking Greatly Increases Your Risk of Stress - Looking back over my life, I recollect the many times I attempted to combat stress with my home remedy of smoking. I wanted to look deeper, to explore the reasons it all started, and how it all began.... There I was in my Dad's jeep, with my best friend, just after the August combines came and hauled my precious bricks of hay, that had once been the very stones of construction for my fort, my hide-out, my secret place. At six, you have to have those secrets. So, as it were, I moved to find other secrets....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples] 1290 words
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The Role of Quiting in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales - The Role of "Quiting" in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales   In Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales, many characters express the desire to "pay back" some other pilgrim for their tale. The function of "quiting" gives us insights into the ways in which Chaucer painted the social fabric of his world. The characters of the Knight, the Miller, and the Reeve, all seem to take part in a tournament of speech. The role of "quiting" in The Canterbury Tales serves to "allow the characters themselves to transcend their own social class, and class-based moral expectations, in order to gain power over people of "higher" social strata."(Hallissy 41) Throughout each prologue of the first three tales, we can...   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Smoking: The Issue of Addiction and How to Quit - There is no doubt that the people of this modern era are facing lots of issues and dangers for their health. People are becoming addicted to a number of different addictions, such as smoking, drinking and so on. There are numbers of addictions that are available to the people around the globe. the experts are of the view that the addictions have some special charms and people get attracted to that craving owing that charm, however once they become addicted they feel helpless and most of the time they cannot quit that obsession....   [tags: smoking, quiting, addiction] 703 words
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On Quitting the Megachurch: Heritage, Habitus & History - I have not experienced anything quite so disillusioning as a crisis of faith. It is a gut-wrenching, world-warping realization that sets in slowly with increasing pain. But like an ice cube thawing in your hand, the agony yields to absolute numbness. For me, this tribulation set in after leaving my Christian community of ten years. When I started attending an out-of-state, Christian liberal arts school, Wheaton College, I was surprised to discover—in place of the diverse body of competing doctrines and life experiences that I had anticipated—a homogenous student body composed of two-thousand teenagers who were also nondenominational, also raised in megachurches, and also floundering to find...   [tags: Crisis of Faith, Religious Marketplace]
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Hypnosis To Stop Smoking - Hypnosis To Stop Smoking The premise of my essay is that women have a better success rate than men when using hypnosis for cessation of cigarette smoking.      Each year 440,000 people die of diseases caused by smoking, that is about 20 percent of all deaths in the United States. The number of women dying from lung cancer has shown a dramatic increase while the number of men dying from lung cancer has shown a gradual reduction. This reflects the increase in smoking among women after the Second World War....   [tags: Smoking Lung Cancer Health Quitting Essays] 1944 words
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Alice Walker's Efforts for the Civil Rights Movement - ... The novel was praised for character sensitivity, although it received little popular or critical attention. Alice received the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship in 1971, and the Guggenheim Fellowship and her second McDowell Colony Fellowship in 1977. “Alice Walker’s works have received considerable praise, particularly from the black and feminist communities,” (Bloom 12) and although criticized for the negative portrayals of men, she focuses on issues faced by struggling women for racial and sexual equality and portrays “…strong and resourceful individuals who achieve selfhood in emotional and intellectual community with other women.” (12)....   [tags: voting, women, racial ]
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Sentimental Gifts in Quilts - Sentimental Gifts in Quilts Quilts were used for various reasons throughout history and they have been a sentimental part of the African American culture for many years. According to Professor Florett Barnett Cash “Quilts can be used as resources in reconstructing the experiences of African American women. They provide a record of their cultural and political past” (Cash 30). “Everyday Use”, by Alice Walker illustrates how a quilt that was prepared by Miss Johnson and Maggie played a sentimental, yet important part in their family’s, heritage and bond they shared....   [tags: African-American Culture] 1257 words
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Trifles and Symbolism Solve the Mystery - Trifles and symbolism solve the mystery Many define drama to be a literary work that is to be performed in front of an audience. But to truly define drama one must comply with its themes in order to understand it fully. Drama is a form of art that is visually presented. It displays key characteristics of human emotions to give deeper meaning to what is being presented. Sometimes drama brings out what a person is truly feeling through a tragedy play or a play portraying good fortune. Drama plays are sometimes taken out of real life instances to extend the controversy of the event or elevate the excitement of the situation....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, play analysis]
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Kerry Marshall and Faith Ringgold: Contemporary Artists -   Art is a skill used by humans which allows them to express ideas through writing, drawing, picture, sculpture, or other form. An artist can use art to prove a point to society, draw people’s attention to a situation or just as a means of entertainment in its design. Contemporary art is art produced at the present period in time or within our lifetime (Contemporary Art). Through contemporary art, artists are able to express social ideas or causes by giving us a glimpse into past events which have occurred because of decisions or actions and create a work which represent those events....   [tags: Artists, Analysis, Biography, Contemporary Art]
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Some Observations - Trifles I would like to make three major points. Major #1: Since this is the first play we’ve read, the stage direction really caught my eye and I tended to consider it very seriously in determining the meaning of the work. The most obvious direction, which the essay by Parrish discusses, is that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Wright ever appear in the play, and Glaspell was the first to use this type of direction (which was later recognized as uniquely her own.) Other important examples of the play’s direction (not spoken lines) are: ( ......   [tags: Trifles Essays] 896 words
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Hawthorne's The Artist of the Beautiful, Pollack's Stitches in Time, and Jung's The Spirit Man, Art and Literature - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Artist of the Beautiful, Barbara Pollack's Stitches in Time, and Car Jung's The Spirit Man, Art and Literature The artist has been a mystery to many of us: unexplainably driven in his work; seemingly unconcerned with any other aspects of his life; often oblivious to the world around him. The artists in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Artist of the Beautiful," Barbara Pollack's "Stitches in time," and Carl Jung's "The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature" represent some or all of these characteristics....   [tags: Art Artist Hawthorne Pollack Jung Essays] 1437 words
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The Changing of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Changing of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow         "Once upon a time" is the predictable beginning of a fairy tale and "happily ever after" is the ending. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is a classical myth that defies the conventional standards of a fairy tale. Set in a valley in New England, It's a gothic tale of mystery and suspense that bears no definite ending surrounding the myth of the "Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" (Heath 1355). The original text created by Irving was intended for the mature reader, a reader who could understand a sense of irony, had knowledge of history, and taste....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow]
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A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell - "A Jury of her Peers" was written by Susan Glaspell in 1917. This short story is entertaining but also tells the story of women in the early twentieth century. Ms Glaspell give you an idea about the hardships that women had to deal with, such as loneliness, lack of beauty, physical labor, and living in a male dominated society. The characters consist of two couples and a lawyer. The men are trying to convict Minnie Foster of murdering her husband while he was sleeping. The story takes place in Minnie's house....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 1069 words
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The Authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto - Sedgwick's Hope Leslie, Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Otto's How To Make an American Quilt The authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto use structure in their books to get their points across. Sedgwick, author of Hope Leslie, divides her novel into two parts and chapters. Gould, author of Dinosaur in a Haystack, uses his book to present specific, autonomous essays and state his own views through literary snobbery. Otto, author of How To Make an American Quilt, divides her chapters up by first presenting instructions on how to make a quilt and then a story of one of the ladies of the quilting circle....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 1046 words
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A Deep Connection - Once, as a young sailor roaming the ominous and historic streets of New London, Connecticut, while mischievously walking the length of New London’s legendary Bank Street, infamous for its boisterous bars. I noticed, a grand theater and street named after Eugene O’Neill. Of course, in my naiveté, I did not know why the city of New London had given such homage this man. Truth be told, I had recently learned about the deep connection between Susan Glaspell and Eugene O ‘Neill. They are the two most influential Playwrights in our American history....   [tags: Playwrights]
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Responsibilities of a Translator - ... Responsibilities as a Translator Translator mainly produces an initial output of the document. In this project, the author is responsible for translating the section “Quilting” of the source file, which is roughly 400 words, as instructed by the project manager. Based on the agreed group timeframe, a reasonable schedule needs to be planned ahead to have a sufficient amount of time for background searching, translating and reviewing. Moreover, quality is another issue which needs to be guaranteed....   [tags: role, plan, productivity] 542 words
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A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, Trifles - A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, "Trifles" Minnie Foster was once described as the belle of the ball. To look at her tonight for the first time you could see why. She carried herself with both an air of confidence and modesty at the same time. Her small eyes dominated her face. They did not look directly at you anymore though. Still, they seemed all knowing and experienced as if they were able to see and know secrets about you that you wish no one knew. Her slender peaked nose was no match for the full lips she had, lips that never uttered a sound and which have become as pale as her knuckles....   [tags: Short Story Creative Writing Essays] 1004 words
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The Trip To The New England Colonies - My trip started off with the 30 day voyage across the mighty Atlantic. Not knowing that I would be sent to the well established colony of Jamestown. I would be staying with the average family. They are to let me stay on account of rent from my publisher in England. My renter, a well developed man. He runs a silversmith shop. He is also an artist. I am sure he will show me pieces of his work. His wife, a very friendly lady from the reports. She is half Indian. They have 2 sons. Both well built and are very courteous....   [tags: essays research papers] 861 words
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Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications - Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications     Abstract:  The issue of free speech has been around since the founding fathers first ratified the constitution of the United States.  With the emergence of new technology, especially the Internet, freedom of speech has been redefined and its limits tested.  What are the limitations of free speech on the Internet, and how can they be enforced?  These are the constitutional questions for the digital age.   Imagine being in your home, a bastion of privacy and comfort, and having someone scream racial slurs at you as you sit placidly in a comfortable chair.  Unlikely, you say?  Just visit the website of the Aryan Nation or the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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Women of Creativity in Virginia Woolf´s Shakespeare´s Sister and Alice Walker´s In Search of Our Mother´s Garden - ... This is not to suggest that its quality would not have been up to par, but she would not have been given a fair chance simply because she was a female. In her novel, Woolf also discusses chastity and how it was a major issue during the 19th century. Women were expected to be pure until they met their husbands, which were usually chosen for them, and made good housewives. However, women who attempted to get into media industries were usually taken advantage of. Woolf states, “No girl could have walked to London and stood at a stage door and forced her way into the presence of actor-managers without doing herself a violence and suffering an anguish which may have been irrational – for cha...   [tags: talent, artist, race, gifted, society] 1152 words
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To Kill a Canay: A Contrast and Comparison of Trifles to a Jury of Her Peers - To Kill A Canary: A Contrast and Comparison of Trifles To a Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell: If your husband had just been murdered, would your first concern be of your jar of preserves bursting. The short story “ A Jury of Her Peers” and play “Trifles” share an abudance of similarities. The setting in both takes place during winter in Dickson County, Nebraska. This is a rutal town located in the farm belt of the United States in the early part of the 1900’s. Glaspell craftfully uses the discussions between the characters and symbolism in both stories to bring focus to and reject how males viewed and treated females in rural America in the 1900’s....   [tags: Susan Glaspell short story analysis] 897 words
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Suffering of Women in A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell - ... Wright. She, like Minnie, was also a farmer’s wife and spent her days working hard. However, she had children so she did not suffer the loneliness that Minnie had to endure. Also, she avoided visiting her because Mr. Wright did not welcome visitors. He was the typical abuser who wanted to keep his victim isolated. Because she did not visit Minnie, she felt partially responsible for Minnie murdering her husband. Unlike Mrs. Peterson, she knew Minnie and understood what drove her to the breaking point of murder....   [tags: inequality, domination, murder]
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The Deception of Trifles: Gender Roles in the Play by Glaspell - In the 19th Century, women had different roles and treated differently compared to today’s women in American society. In the past, men expected women to carry out the duties of a homemaker, which consisted of cleaning and cooking. In earlier years, men did not allow women to have opinions or carry on a job outside of the household. As today’s societies, women leave the house to carry on jobs that allow them to speak their minds and carry on roles that men carried out in earlier years. In the 19th Century, men stereotyped women to be insignificant, not think with their minds about issues outside of the kitchen or home....   [tags: Literature, Gender Studies]
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Types of Cool Weapons and Armor in the Medieval Ages - At the beginning of the Middle Ages, battle was still fought by men usually with swords, spears, and axes because they fought so close to each other. In medieval times, there were many different weapons, which were used for many different reasons. Some reasons would be for war, hunting, farming and building. The same types of materials were used, but they designed into different types of weapons and armor. As you read, you will learn how as time pasted that either the armor or the weapons changed to be more protective and or more powerful....   [tags: swords, catapults, crossbows, spears]
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Symbolism used in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Symbolism is a literary technique used by a manifold of authors. Symbolism is using an object, person, place to represent something greater than what it actually is or means. For example, the crucifix symbolizes the honor and sacrifice and love off all men. Symbols also represent suggestions for ideas, like traffic lights, red symbolizes stop, yellow symbolizes slow down, and green symbolizes to go. Symbolism is even used to celebrate, in the Hispanic culture a quincenera is used to symbolize a female child becoming a young lady....   [tags: guilts, crucifix, african-american women]
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The Empowerment of Women in Trifles by Glaspell - ... Hale and Mrs. Peters have never met, but they quickly formed a bond and worked well together. Mrs. Hale has known Mrs. Wright since she was a young girl and she is able to tell Mrs. Peters more information about her. Mrs. Peters has never met Mrs. Wright but she feels that she can relate to her because she has lost a child just like Mrs. Wright who lost her canary, which was the closest thing the Wrights had to a child. Once Mr. Wright took that away from her, Mrs. Wright went into a state of depression and was looking to get some form of revenge....   [tags: investigation, discrimination, murder]
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A Psychoanalytical Perspective of Susan Glaspell’s Trifle - The psychoanalytical perspective is a method of shifting from a hidden to an obvious subject matter which encompasses a process of awareness as well as translation (The Free Dictionary by Farlex, 2010). From a psychoanalyst perspective I will examine the linguistic symbolism of the text in the short play, “Trifle” to arrive at the underlying suppressed concepts of the author. Susan Glaspell- an Iowa native- filled her play with a hint of mid-western flavor. She also made a point to include a sense of feminist pride which was mirrored by her three main characters, Mrs....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Trifle]
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A Doll House, Trifles and Domestic Dependency - Looking over the course of time, women had overcome some abusive and intrusive periods in society to be heard and noticed as an equal to mankind. Woman have struggled for equal rights as early as the 1800’s, which in this time the role of the woman was franchised in every home, to be seen but not heard, to complete what were daily chores such as cleaning, cooking, sewing and motherhood,. Women were in a time warp, and were in need to speak out, be heard and not judged by their mother baring and homemaking skills....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1995 words
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Adapting to a Long Term Care Facility - The character Dorothy said in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “there is no place like home” (Baum, 1960, p. 45). Sadly, many of our elderly live in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF). The transition from living in their own homes, to living in a LTCF, can be a traumatic experience. Poor adaptation to a LTCF may cause depression, malnutrition and significantly reduce the lifespan of the elder. Thus, it is imperative, that nurse’s recognize this promptly. According to Agnes and Guralnik (2008) adaptation is “a gradual change in behavior to conform to the prevailing cultural pattern (p....   [tags: adaptation, elder, nursing home, environment ]
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Considering the Feasibility of Edible Food Packaging - INTRODUCTION A third of the waste that is dumped into landfills are packaging such as boxes, bags, bottles and food wrappers. Packaging waste is approximately 30% of municipal waste by weight, 13% is due to plastic material which is non-biodegradable. The value of the market for disposable wrappers, dishware, and cutlery at fast-food restaurants, hospitals, and other facilities is $20 billion, and recyclable or compostable products are in demand nowadays. There is a lot of interest in edible food packaging but the only problem now for consumers is with its taste, texture, and appearance....   [tags: Biodegradable, Sustainability, Waste Reduction]
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Women's View in a Men's World - ... I remember the afternoon I put up my cherries last summer” (Glaspell L-43). The men cannot understand why Mrs. Wright is “worrying about her preserves” while she is “held for murder” (Glaspell L-41). Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters know from experience that canning is difficult, time-consuming work, and they too would be upset if that work were to go to waste. The attorney goes to dry his hands after washing the stickiness off them and sees that the towel and “pans under the sink” are dirty. He says, “Not much of a housekeeper” (Glaspell L-41)....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell] 1190 words
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Understanding One’s Values and Heritage - In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, she describes a person’s legacy as particularly useful and sacred through quilting. Walker is an American writer who is best known for her novel The Color Purple, which won an Academy Award in 1985 after it was made into a movie. Dee and Maggie grew up in the same household nurtured by the same mother. The sisters’ exposure to the same values aided in their expressions of maturity differently. A person’s values and the roots of their culture evolve incidentally as they are taught and by what they value historic and sacred....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton - Down in Starkfield, Massachusetts dwells “the ruin of a man” (Wharton 3). Starkfield slowly displays itself as a sleepy town of monotony and woe with “perpetual pale skies” (Wharton 7). Stifled in a blanket of snow for more than half the year, it claims its inhabitants one by one as they slowly succumb to its hypnotic powers. One in particular suffers the most of all, Ethan Frome. His future once gleamed bright with the prospect of escaping Starkfield through the university, which he attended. He then leads a difficult life after the death of his father and leaving him with the responsibility of caring for his mother....   [tags: Ironic Symbols]
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Everyday Use by Alice Walker - In Alice Walker’s short story, “Everyday Use”, the narrator is the mother who is uneducated, but loving and hard working. Dee and Maggie are her daughters, whom she cares for deeply. Maggie, the youngest daughter, shares many outlooks on life the way her mother does. She has never been away from home and she and Mama are very close. She learned valuable traditions and their history from her family members. In contrast to Maggie, Dee is in college and couldn’t wait to leave home. She always had ambition and goals that she had set high....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis, Review]
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Settlement of Lumberport, West Virginia - Looking through the spectacles of time reflects the changes in our lifestyle and culture through the years and how it has made us into the people that we are today. Every day we are stepping into a footstep that is bigger than our own, living lives that have been created and inspired by our ancestors that have come before us. Being raised in the rural, rolling hills of West Virginia provides a childhood that is unforgettable. Being able to see the four different seasons and how they always change so beautifully into each other is beautiful....   [tags: Migration, History]
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How to Make New Friends - FORBIDDEN FRIENDS Perhaps you see someone at a party and wish you were friends, but face the reality that you aren’t meant to be friends with everyone you desire. Regardless of what you want, your personality type (or theirs) just might not be compatible. Of course you won’t know if someone is a potential friend until you actually try to be friends. That means some of your attempts may fail, but don't get frustrated and quit trying if a relationship don’t work out. Eventually you’ll find a compatible person unless you are looking for friends in the wrong places or haven’t dealt with your issues that can hinder friendships....   [tags: lonely, moving, conversation] 1371 words
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