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Characterization in Sister Carrie - Characterization in Sister Carrie      The theme of unrequited love and unfulfilled ambitions, against a backdrop of a nation being transformed by industrialism and capitalism, provides the substance of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie.  During the late 19th Century we encounter three main characters who demonstrate this underlying motif:  Carrie Meeber, Charles H. Drouet, and George W. Hurstwood.  Carrie will fulfill many of her desires for riches and success, but her insatiable appetite will leave her feeling dissatisfied at the end of the novel and all alone.  With respect to the two men who most covet her affections, Charles Drouet and George Hurstwood we have a study in contrasts.  A...   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays]
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Thom Gunn’s Donahue’s Sister - Thom Gunn’s Donahue’s Sister       Thom Gunn was a poet who often wrote of common hardships in every day life.  Gunn’s writing style and choice of topics makes it obvious that he was writing in the middle to late twentieth century, and this is what draws people of today to his work.  I believe that not only are people able to relate better to Gunn because of his topic selection but because of the time period the majority of his work is written in.     In the twentieth century, particularly since the 1950’s or so, we have witnessed as a society; the arrival of AIDS, an increasing amount of single parent families, an increase in drug and alcohol use among young people, controversy over homo...   [tags: Donahues Sister]
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Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie - Dreiser's Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures, and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men around her to get what she wants, and it is those men who are victimized by her. Thus Dreiser uses this novel as a means of questioning the popular notions of gender and the role that it plays in modern society....   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays] 532 words
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Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions - Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions Postcolonial insights include theories of Diaspora, cultural hybridity and transculturation. The latter, ‘transculturation’ is the term used to define ‘cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture.’[1] The term ‘transculturation’ was first coined by Cuban anthropologist and sociologist Fernando Ortiz in 1947 to describe the phenomenon of merging and converging cultures. Transculturation covers war, ethnic conflict, racism and multiculturalism, hence it is a concept very relevant to the postcolonial period and subsequently to postcolonial literature....   [tags: Sister Killjoy Transculturation Literature Essays]
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Free College Essays - Analysis of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - An Analysis of Sister Carrie It was 1889; Carrie Meeber, an eighteen-year-old girl, was boarding a train from Columbia City to start a new life with her sister and her family in Chicago. Columbia City was a small town that did not have much to offer to anyone who wanted to make something of themselves. But in Chicago Carrie believed she would be able to find work and get good money. Chicago, in 1889, had the peculiar qualifications of growth, which made such adventuresome pilgrimages even on the part of young girls plausible1[1]....   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays] 1203 words
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Analysis of Donahue's Sister from Thom Gunn’s The Passages of Joy -     Thom Gunn, an English poet who has spent most of his life living in the United States, is a member of what has come to be called the "Movement". Members of the Movement "rejected what seemed to them the Romantic excesses of the New Apocalypse (whose most prominent member was Dylan Thomas), and. . .were equally dissatisfied with the modernist revolution led by [Ezra] Pound and [T.S.] Eliot" (Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Gunn has criticized modernists for "strengthen[ing] the images [in their poetry] while...banishing [the] concepts" (Qtd....   [tags: Donahues Sister Passages Joy]
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Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister - Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it’s hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In order to find you’re self and come to terms with who you are as a person apposed to what the rest of the world may view you as, you have to approach the stereotypes head on and grow from them. Both of the speakers in Black Hair and Lost Sister has had to recognize the short comings of their culture to be accepted and grow in the American Culture....   [tags: Gary Soto Cathy Song Black Hair and Lost Sister]
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The Other Sister - The Other Sister is about a family with a sibling that has a developmental disability also known as mildly mentally retardation (MMR), mild developmental disability, or mild intellectual disorder (MID). Carla Tate is our main character that has MMR as a disability. She is a young women, twenty-four years old, with a slender but beautiful appearance. Carla has just graduated from a special education boarding school and is returning home to her family. Carla’s mother (Elizabeth Tate) is overbearingly protective, does not appreciate all of the abilities that Carla has acquired....   [tags: Film Review] 787 words
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Make a Wish for My Sister - When my sister was three she started getting very sick. My mom thought she just had the flu. We had no idea what was wrong she had flu like symptoms but it lasted more then a week and every time she would eat she would throw up. My parents took her to the doctors in Austin and they could not find why she was so sick. So then my parents brought her to Rochester to see if they could find out what was wrong. They said its not the flu its something else. They did some test and she had a CT scan of her head because of the symptoms....   [tags: personal narrative] 766 words
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The Loss of My Sister - When I look over my “ The Loss Of My Sister’ essay I wrote it makes me proud of myself to know I was that strong to write about such a close topic to me and my family. I always wanted to write the story of my sister but I never had an opportunity to. I always kept quite about the situation I went through because I did not want the sorrow and pity from others. When ever I did tell someone that I have a dead sister, they would respond “ I don’t know what to say other than I'm sorry” it makes me feel awkward because I don’t know if I say thank you or it’s okay....   [tags: personal account essay] 607 words
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The Other Bronte Sister: Charlotte - ... In, 1845 Charlotte had discovered her sister Emily had still been writing poetry, just like she did in their childhood, so Charlotte, Emily, and Anne obtained the idea of publishing a book of poems. At first their proposal to publish the book was turned down due to the Bronte’s publisher telling them it was improper to produce books by a woman, so they each created a pseudonym making them Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte and her sisters published their book of poems, however sales were low....   [tags: Enclish novelist and poet]
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My Sister and Best Friend - Are we even related. Are we really sisters. You would think coming from the same parents and living together that we'd be clones of each other. But that's not the case here. My sister, Kelsey and I, are different in many ways but at the same time similar. It's weird to think our blood is the same but we are so different. As weird as it is, she's not only my sister, she's my best friend. Life wouldn't be the same without her in any way. She's my other half and she protects me. I love her and I'm truly thankful God chose her to be my sister....   [tags: relationship, differences, love] 595 words
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The Little Sister: Beatrice d'Este - The Renaissance time period that lasted from the 14th century through the 16th century in Italy was known as an age of cultural rebirth and gave way to the introduction to humanist thinking while Medieval Europe transformed to Early Modern Europe. Humanism beliefs were the values that emphasized the agency of a human and stressed rationalism over faith. Humanists of the Renaissance tended to have great power in society and were highly scrutinized for being too ambiguous in their beliefs by later historians....   [tags: renaissance, medieval europe, women]
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Carry On, Sister Warrior - Last month I attended my first ever Blissdom conference for female bloggers and enjoyed myself immensely. I met a slew of interesting and inspirational women, learned an assortment of tricks and tips of the blogging trade and connected with some stellar sponsors including Tim Hortons, MapleLeaf and Unicef. The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company....   [tags: Blissom conference for female bloggers] 520 words
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Sister Wives - I was watching “Sister Wives” on TV when I realized what polygamy actually meant. The TV show is about Kody Brown and he has four wives and 16 kids all together. “What is polygamy?” You asked. It is a marriage which includes more than two partners and sometimes even more than that. When a man is married to one or more woman it is called polygyny, and when a women is married to more then one man it is called polyandry. If you don’t know what polygyny is it means “many women”. Polyandry means marriage....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Our Sister Trip - Sister's Trip A year ago, my youngest sister Claudia and I decided to go to a beautiful city in Colombia called Santa Marta. We didn't know what to expect, or where to go, which was one of the best feelings ever. We were going to be able to explore a new place. We did some research to find some of the most beautiful places in the area, and many people suggested Tayrona Park. I already knew of Tayrona Park, and I wanted to do some more research to discover some different places. That is where I found Cabo De La Vela....   [tags: personal anecdotes and stories] 792 words
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My Sister's Keeper - My Sister's Keeper is the story of Anna Fitzgerald, who by the age of thirteen has undergone many blood transfusions, numerous surgeries, and multiple bone marrow transplants. “Most babies are accidents, not me. I was engineered, born to save my sister’s life.” At the beginning of the movie Anna explains that she as conceived to be a donor for her sister, Kate. Kate is a 16 year old with renal failure due to a very rare form of leukemia. The girls' parents expect Anna to donate her kidney to help her sister....   [tags: Film, Anna Fitzgerald]
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The Protagonist in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - The picture of the protagonist that Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, portrays is only a half-truth. By examining Sister Carrie’s character, she is readily deemed as passive, weak, and full of superficial desires and yet in this profoundly inert nature lies the seed for the greater expression of an artistic soul. However, this realization is only drawn out by Ames’s archetypically scholarly eyes (the intelligent but withdrawn engineer); bringing forth the powerful and intimate beauty that Carrie possesses, which without a photograph, the reader would forever remain blind to....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser]
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Electra by Sophocles: Chrysothemis The Forgotten Sister - In the story of Electra, Chrysothemis “is in many ways the invisible woman” (Choate 183). As stated by Amber Jacobs, “her name has been committed to our mythical corpus, yet with a seeming insignificance” (Jacobs 179). Sophocles is the only Greek playwright who mentions her in his version of Electra’s tale. As the tale goes, Chrysothemis was viewed as the obedient daughter, and in an effort to uphold the story of Electra as well as the social norms of the time, Sophocles depicts Chrysothemis as the perfect daughter — dainty, modest, and obedient....   [tags: freedom, obedience, hero]
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The Little Sister: Beatrice D'Este (1475-1497) - THE LITTLE SISTER: BEATRICE D’ESTE (1475-1497) FYS: Are They Amazons. Women in Renaissance Italy The Renaissance time period that lasted from the 14th century through the 16th century in Italy was known as an age of cultural rebirth and gave way to the introduction to humanist thinking during the transition from Medieval Europe to Early Modern Europe. Humanism was the formation of values that emphasized the agency of a human and stressed the significance of rationalism over faith. Humanists of the Renaissance tended to have great power in society and were highly scrutinized for being too ambiguous in their beliefs by later historians....   [tags: women in Renaissance Italy] 1733 words
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My Family: My Miracle Sister - On a hot Saturday afternoon of July 17, 1999 a miracle after the horrible accident happened. My sister terrified my family and I when she drowned in the 12ft. pool in our backyard when she was only 11 months old. We were having a big family BBQ everyone was invited to come over to have a good time. That day the filters in the pool had stopped working and the pool had been a bit foggy to the point where you couldn’t see anything in the pool. My mom was very hesitant to let us go swimming because of how foggy the pool had been....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 603 words
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My Family: My Little Sister - The stress of my day drained away the moment I heard my sister’s laughter. Every other noise would vibrate in the eardrum and make me feel like I was about to topple over. I reached out for her, the warm, small palms fitting entirely in mine. When she flashes an innocent smile in my direction, I cannot not help but feel grateful I have her around. Although she does not understand it, I attribute my determination to succeed to her. Abby, as I often call my sister, welcomes me home with open arms....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 678 words
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The Sister Religions - The Sister Religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often referred to as "sister religions" because they are closely related. However, several pronounced differences tend to alienate the three over the course of history, inducing each to alternate between periods of persecution and tolerance, even to today. Age, founder, population of believers, culture of origin, documentation, and differing views on the Messiah all factor in determining the differences and similarities between these three world religions....   [tags: Papers] 578 words
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Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride - Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride For those of you that do not already know me I'm the bride's "slightly" older sister. When she first asked me to give her away I felt two things, the first was one of extreme and enormous pride that she'd asked me, and the second Was "Oh my God" I have to do a speech. But please don't worry, this won't take too long. I would like to thank the priest for a lovely service, the priest's boss for keeping an eye out on the weather, and the beautiful bridesmaid....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 615 words
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Sister's Jealousy in "Why I Live at the P.O." - Jealousy between siblings materializes because one of them feels overshadowed by the other. For girls, this results in a lack of confidence. If a girl loses to her sister, younger or older, insecurity builds underneath often causing hostility between them. In Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.,” Sister’s resentfulness towards her sister hinders her ability to become independent. Stella-Rondo brings out jealousy in Sister that causes tension between them. Sister hates that Stella-Rondo married Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Analysis of Jodi Picoult´s My Sister's Keeper - My Sister's Keeper, written by Jodi Picoult, is about a family struggling to save their daughter from leukemia. By the age of thirteen, Anna, “the savior sister”, has gone through countless surgeries, transfusions and other procedures to try to save her sister from the cancer she has fought since young childhood. Anna is now at an age where she is trying to find who she truly is. She no longer wants to be defined by her older sister, she wants to be her own person. In feeling this way, she makes the decision that could tear apart her family and may result in fatal consequences for the sister she loves....   [tags: cancer, medicine, family, morals]
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Sister Parish and the Development of American Country Style - Dorothy May Kinnicutt was an American interior decorator. She was born in New Jersey during the year 1910. Although her nickname may suggest someone of a religious background, whose life is dedicated to prayer and penitence. Sister Parish actually got her nickname from her childhood as she was commonly referred to as “Sister”. Her older brother came up with the nickname when she was younger, because she was the only girl in a family with five children. Sister got married to Harry Parish in 1930....   [tags: interior decoration and design] 547 words
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A Sister's Footprints Through Life - A Sister’s Footprints Through Life Kimberly Daterria Williams age 28 born June 12, 1979; a sister of such great demeanor was always the perfect Sister. She appeared to have all the attributes of a saint: a great Christian life, grades any parent would be proud of, she knew just what to say to adults, and most of all she never made a mistake. If so one's little sister never knew of it....   [tags: Narrative Story] 866 words
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My Sister: No Closer Bond - Relationships between siblings can be very confusing and filled with emotional obstacles. Sharing the same blood type and genetic material does not ensure a lasting and loving relationship. However, with the right amount of sensitivity, and a whole lot of humor, these relationships can grow to be the most important in one’s life.      For example, my sister and I had a relationship similar to the landscape of the Rocky Mountains: peaks so high that one would believe us to be best of friends and valleys so low we can actually feel fire and brimstone scorching our toes....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sibilings Essays] 1066 words
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Analysis of My Sister´s Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Kate Fitzgerald, a strong, brave, caring, but very ill teenager. At only 16 she is battling a rare form of leukemia. Kate may not tell this story but her cancer is the heart of this novel. Anna Fitzgerald (her younger sister) was conceived as a “donor baby” so that Kate could receive things like blood transfusions and platelets. In a turn of events Anna refuses to donate the kidney that Kate needs to survive, With Kate’s health deteriorating the family goes on an uphill battle with self-growth in all characters....   [tags: Death, Siblings, Leukemia]
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The Death of My Sister and How We Handled It - No one would ever imagine that a doorbell ringing would be the worst thing to hear. In my family, a doorbell rang that would change the course of my life forever. My family has never been one of stability. One might say I came from a ‘broken’ family. My parents tried to combine two families into one, but unfortunately things did not work out. My mothers’ first children would not accept my father, for he brought a lot of negativity. My mother was not perfect either; her previous marriage fell apart and she was clinically depressed....   [tags: personal reflections] 1115 words
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Lost Sister by Cathy Songs - Lost Sister by Cathy Songs Cathy Songs poem Lost Sister explores the lives of two generations of Chinese women. One generation chooses to leave China and begin a new life in America. the other chose to remain in China and experience her culture the way it was meant to be. This is a comparison of the two generations of women and how they are linked by culture and seperated by lifestyle. In China, women were put in subservient positions to society. They were quiet, obedient creatures who "gathered patience"....   [tags: Papers] 533 words
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My Sister’s Keeper Shouldn't be a Challenged Book - The American Library Association, ALA, is an organization that, among other things, compiles a list every year of the most frequently challenged books. “The American Library Association actively defends the right of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.” (ALA) Many times, the books on this list are challenged by parents with the want to protect their children from things they don’t believe to be appropriate. “Only parents have the right and responsibility to restrict the access of their children” (ALA) Even with these good intentions, by challenging a book, they are trying to challenge the authors’ thoughts and words, their First Ame...   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Sister Sorrow - Original Writing - Sister Sorrow - Original Writing I was an idiot. How could I have been so horrible. I realised she was not her self anymore. The once jolly bright girl was now a fragile, weak person whose world had fallen upon her. I walked slowly to the glass window. I slowly pressed my fingers on the transparent frame. There I saw my little sister with wires connected all around. Her eyes were firmly shut. She looked as pale as a ghost. I walked up to the door and twisted the knob slowly. I walked in....   [tags: Papers] 819 words
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The Brave Sister in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - ... Minerva knew what was important to her and what she was fighting for. She believed in love and the revolution. Minerva stated, "I make a mental note that once I'm back, I'm going to make sure these girls are enrolled in school."(Alvarez 69) Minerva knew that her education and women's rights were important to her. She wanted everyone to have the same opportunities, in that way she was a hero. Minerva and Mama's conversation in the book showed Minerva's beliefs, "Mama sighs when I tell her that we have to come back tomorrow "Ay, m'ijita" she says....   [tags: heroine, hero, minerva]
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My Sister's Keeper: Analysis and Comparing the Book to the Movie - Imagine that you just had your first daughter. From the moment you lay your eyes on her you can’t help but be overrun with joy and happiness. She grows up like a normal child, curious and playful. But one day she changes, she’s no longer vibrant and full of life. You then notice what seem like bruises on her back and take her to the hospital. The doctors there observe that she has a low white blood cell count and recommend that you see an oncologist as a precautionary measure. The diagnosis you receive is one you never could have expected; she leukemia....   [tags: leukemia, designer babies]
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Reflection Manuscript: Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Model - Introduction Being provided with the opportunity to listen to a legendary scholar, such as Sister Callista Roy was one of the most stimulating events in my career as a nursing student at Holy Family University. The process of students undergoing nursing school is so that they may acquire knowledge and clinical skills through different levels of adaptation. With that in mind, the Roy Adaptation Model may be used as a guide for student nurses throughout their progression from student to healthcare professional....   [tags: Nursing Student, Coping Mechanism]
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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Shows the Lives of Sister - ... Palomino, though she didn't know who he was at the time, asked "Wasn't this the home of Manolo Tavarez?" (93). She does not know him, but she instantly knows she feels something for him. They continue talking every time he appears with another package for Manolo, and she knows she is in love with him. After some time, they get married on February 14th of 1958, and she knows she has found the one she wants to be with forever. As this is a day, Alvarez cites "The day of Lovers, February 14" (97)....   [tags: underground, mate, courage]
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The Distinction of Social Classes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - By the later part of the 1800’s New York and Chicago were some of the largest cities in the world and both had populations that exceeded a million. With the growing population, the economy’s stability began to fluctuate. The instability within the states gave rise to two distinct populations within America, the upper and the working classes. Theodore Dreiser, knowing the volatile state America was built upon, highlighted the economic differences between the wealthy and the poor in his novel Sister Carrie....   [tags: economics, wealth, income]
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Analysis of Virginia Woolf´s Shakespeare´s Sister - ... Large numbers of potential artists are born, but most of these individuals have no opportunity to develop their skills. The quality of artistic achievement is extremely sensitive to initial condition, such a favorable environment and education. The most renowned artists arise in a thriving artistic climate. Artists simply cannot succeed in a hostile cultural environment. Virginia Woolf, in her essay Shakespeare’s Sister, believed that women artists would not succeed until they had money and a room of one’s own (Jacobus 700)....   [tags: artist, women, gender, domestic] 702 words
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Sister Souljah - Many people have said and think Sister Souljah is a racist. She has made a statement to let people know she is not a racist. She considers herself of being a black sister with an unselfish heart and wants to be heard and will be heard. Sister Souljah has impacted and affected our society today. To some people she is a threat and some people admire her work, thoughts, and music. She has stated 'I am mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, intellectually, and academically developed and acutely aware of the condition of African people throughout the entire world"....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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My Sister - Have you ever wondered how something so little could affect your life so much. Well on June XX, 199X, a beautiful baby girl was born with big brown eyes crystal clear yet pure in color. Gentle skin and soft brown hair, this sweet infant would soon become the most important thing in the world to me. The opportunity to influence the life of my sister will probably be the most worthwhile experience I will ever encounter. Starlin is an important person in my life because, she has taught me so much, she is my best friend, and I know I can always count on her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 598 words
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my sister - “The Life of Susan snow” susan snow was born on January 28, 1975. Her birth brought double the joy to her family who just minutes before had rejoiced upon the birth of her identical twin sister, rachelle. She was a small premature baby born nearly five weeks early and remained in NYU Medical Center for a week under careful scrutiny. Her father and four older siblings eagerly anticipated her arrival at home. The family resided in brooklyn, where they still make their home, and susan joined them there....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Meeber also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sister’s address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of the illusions of ignorance and youth"(Dreiser, 7). She was both afraid of the things to come and exited by the countless possibilities offered by one of the largest cities of the late 19th century – Chicago....   [tags: essays research papers] 786 words
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Essay About Family: A Portrait of a Sister - A Portrait of a Sister Sitting at my desk, trying to organize all my server sales reports from work, photo-copied papers, coupons, gift-certificates and important receipts, I start laughing to myself at how much I am like my sister. The sound of her soft voice echoes through my mind, “ Lee, photo-copy all these documents, and don’t forget to keep your receipts.” That is my sister’s fetish; anything important must be photocopied, unless a sin. It’s those little things she says and does that I have always teased her about that I find myself doing now....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family] 1967 words
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Sister Callista Roy - A recognized nurse theorist, researcher, writer and teacher Martha Elizabeth Rogers was born on May 12, 1914 in Dallas Texas as the first born daughter and oldest of four siblings of Mr and Mrs. Rogers. As the oldest of four siblings Sister Callista Roy was born on October 14, 1939 as the second child but first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fabien Roy. Devote Catholics her parents name her after Saint Callistus from a Roman Catholic Calendar of the day on which she was born. The daughter of a licensed nurse Callista was continuously taught the importance of knowing all you could about people, the care they needed and most importantly the selfless giving as a nurse....   [tags: Biography] 1465 words
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My Big Sister - My Big Sister She was so concentrated on her task that at first she did not hear the quiet voice behind her. In one hand she held an enormous clear plastic bag, and with the other she was picking scarves off a display rack and haphazardly stuffing them into the bag. She worked quickly because after an hour in the town hall, she was ready to head home. An hour of speeches read in a passionate monotone had left her feeling a strange apathy. She usually enjoyed the annual Homeless Vigil, and had worked very hard to collect the hats and scarves she now treated with such indifference....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 418 words
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BigBrother Big Sister - The main two types of mentoring are natural mentoring and planned mentoring. Natural mentoring occurs through friendship, collegiality, teaching, coaching, and counseling that is formed from un-constructed planning (Newman, 1990, p. 41). In contrast, planned mentoring occurs through structured programs in which mentors and participants are selected and matched through formal processes (Newman, 1990, p. 43). There are many different ways to describe mentoring, but they all boil down to one thing: a positive, supportive relationship between a young person and a caring adult....   [tags: essays research papers] 1620 words
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My Sister's Wedding - Original Writing - My Sister's Wedding - Original Writing In Mid September 1998 a telephone call to my mum and dad was change my family’s life for the next year and a half. My sister announced that she was getting married. I was nine at the time of the announcement and I found this also exciting because I would be getting a plane to go to England and it would be like a holiday as well. The biggest part of this wedding was the location because my sister lived in the south of England with her boyfriend....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom - Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom Ladies and Gentlemen you'll be pleased to know I am only going to speak for a couple of minutes because of my throat..... if I go on too long Angie has threatened to cut it. However, before I begin, on behalf of John and Angie I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this the special day that it is - and I think we can all agree it has been splendid so far. Well, I knew it would be difficult to follow a speech made by John and I was right .......   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 929 words
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My Family: My Older Sister - Behind closed doors I saw her tears. Behind her back I heard the laughing. I watched her as she never gave up. So much of what makes me who I am today, I learned from her. She is my older sister, Lisa. I had reasons to admire Lisa other than her being my older sister. From the beginning, everything was hard for her. In elementary school, Lisa wore glasses and was constantly teased by the other children. They were unaware of the emotional harm they caused her. Later, Lisa was diagnosed with a learning disability....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family] 828 words
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The Naturalist Known as Theodore Dresier - ... Dreiser draws upon his experiences in trying to make it big in cities like Chicago and New York. He lived a less than glamorous life. He suffered from poverty, an abusive father, and a lack of experiences which prohibited him from landing any decent jobs. However, his experiences led to an incredible manifestation in his novels. In “Sister Carrie” the main character Carrie moves to Chicago where she is only able to work in menial, low-waged jobs in the same way that Dreiser started out. His experiences, in some form, all manifest into his writings and as such, the reader is better able to align with the characters and understand the story because they are reading it from someone who trul...   [tags: Sister Carrie, notorious authors]
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Frozen: Spending Time Together - Several knocks resounded through the small office followed by Anna's voice. “Elsa?” What could it be now. This was about the fourth intrusion today while the Queen sat buried behind papers. She had enough work to get done even without Anna bursting in every half hour or so. Documents had to be signed, trade agreements had to be made, and laws had to be passed or revoked all decided by the Queen. Resting her head on fingers, Elsa felt the pulsating headache that came with the privileges as the ruler of Arendelle....   [tags: sister, papers, office, time] 1099 words
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The Sister Revealed - The Sisters Revealed Blog Sisters’ (www.BlogSisters.com) slogan “Where men can link, but they can’t touch” describes itself very well. The Website is a team blog with over one hundred registered female members of all ages who “come together to share knowledge, ideas, stories, conversation, wisdom, and the occasional dirty jokes” (Sessum). Jeneane Sessum founded Blog Sisters in February 2002 based on the premise that men bloggers outnumber women bloggers by a great amount. The Sisters come from diverse backgrounds but have a common passion for blogging....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Ambiguous Line Between Right and Wrong in My Sister's Keeperby Jodi Picoult - There is an ambiguous line between right and wrong that can cause difficulty when making decisions. Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper demonstrates the grey area between right and wrong through a family's struggle with ethics. First, Anna's character struggles to do what is right while keeping the consequences of her actions in mind. Second, Sara's conflict with society shows how problematic it can be to do what seems right for one's family. Finally, the symbolism of stars and dark matter depicts how natural it can be to overlook what is unjust and only see what is right....   [tags: challenges, society, symbolism] 833 words
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I Promise: A Promise I Could Not Keep to My Sister - ... 3 months earlier “Come on Brianna, you’re never ready!” “I’m almost done, stop complaining!” “I’ll look better than you anyway, so why try?” “We’re twins, stupid!” ( her favorite line to say when I say I look better than her) Moments later we were finally on our way to the party. Music blasting, we were talking and laughing like we always did. We finally convinced our parents of letting us drive the car, well mostly me since I was licensed. When we pulled up to the party, Brianna became nervous....   [tags: twin, life, druck, drive] 568 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - ... The behavior of men towards women in a patriarchal society is described by Manju when she describes society in India by stating, “In Indian society stress is given to create female persona for different stages, docile daughters, chase and obedient wives and sacrificing mothers. The only domain ascribed to female is to fit in this good daughter, good wife and good mother criteria. Husband and wife are considered soul mates. But man assumes himself superior to woman, and he never tries to create emotional bonding with his wife, to understand her wishes or act according to her consent” (234)....   [tags: sister love, play analysis]
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Self Concept: Sexual Abuse and Being a Mother at an Early Age - Introduction Being a mom is something you’re supposed to be when you have already lived, but I didn’t get that option. My self-concept changed when I became a “mom” to my little sister at age seven. I had to make all her meals, protect her from harm, and was an all-around mother for thought and affection. Description I was spending the weekend with my step aunt when my self-concept changed forever. My little sister was using the bathroom when I heard a cry and my step aunt and I went to see what was wrong....   [tags: sister, aunt, boyfriend, angry mother] 1055 words
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A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams In the play, "The Glass Menagerie", the characters and relationships between them are very unique. Two unique characters that have a very strong relationship are the brother Tom, and his sister, Laura. Tom is a confused, young man who supports his sister. Laura, his sister, has very low-self esteem and does nothing but sulk around the house all day. Their mother Amanda, is absolutely a lunatic. She is obsessive and controlling to her children, because she wants them to live the life she wanted to live....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Williams] 913 words
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Comparing Leda and the Swan and Leda's sister and the Geese - Comparing Leda and the Swan and Leda's sister and the Geese The poem Leda and the Swan is about the rape of Leda committed by Zeus in disguise as a swan.  Because of what they have done, it sets history in motion.  Thus, it's fated that Helen will launch the war of a thousand ships, how Troy will fall, and Agamemnon will be murdered,...etc.  The poem Leda's sister and the Geese is about where Leda went that led up to her encounter with Zeus.  She then goes home whimpering and tells her mother that she's been raped by a swan and she fears she's pregnant.  Her mother then makes her sister take on all of the chores while she "takes it easy." Leda and the Swan is meant to be a serious...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Olds’ Effective Use of Linking Devices in The Elder Sister - When writing poetry, there are many descriptive methods an author may employ to communicate an idea or concept to their audience. One of the more effective methods that authors often use is linking devices, such as metaphors and similes. Throughout “The Elder Sister,” Olds uses linking devices effectively in many ways. An effective image Olds uses is that of “the pressure of Mother’s muscles on her brain,” (5) providing a link to the mother’s expectations for her children. She also uses images of water and fluidity to demonstrate the natural progression of a child into womanhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 726 words
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Personal Narrative- The Day My Sister Left for College - Personal Narrative- The Day My Sister Left for College I had woken up extra early that morning to watch it all happen. To watch part of my life that had been ever so dominant disappear in a small gold 96’ Saturn. I watched it carefully, not thinking that these few moments would be our last, but that they would be the last that we were in some way equal. The day that my big sister drove away to college was the day my life changed. For the past 15 years, I had wanted to live and breathe whatever she did....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays] 810 words
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Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking was an autobiography written by Sister Helen Prejean. The novel tells about Prejean's life in dealing with her intimate journey through her dealings with capital punishment. Prejean was a Roman Catholic nun that worked in St. Thomas. She worked in a New Orleans housing project for black residents. In January of 1982, Prejean was asked to be a pen pal with a death row inmate named Pat Sonnier. Prejean accepted because she believed that the work seemed to fit with what she was doing at the time....   [tags: Papers] 1029 words
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My Big Sister, My Role Model - I always emulated her: from choices in men (she favored creative types: photographers, filmmakers and writers for her; writers and musicians for me), personal style (though my Afro was never a big as hers), taste in music, career choices. Ever since I can remember, my big sister Barbara has been my heroine, my role model and, when needed, my substitute mother. She's beautiful, sweet, intelligent, funny and loving. Whatever she did I wanted to do, and consciously or not I emulated her: from choices in men (she favored creative types: photographers, filmmakers and writers for her; writers and musicians for me), personal style (though my Afro was never a big as hers), taste in music and...   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family] 1219 words
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Helping Children with Incarcerated Parents - A serious issue facing this country today is the 2.7 million children currently being left behind with incredible pain while their parents are being placed behind bars (Maier 91). They are left behind with not only pain, but the struggles of living day to day life without the guidance of their parents, as well as having to find a new home. According to child development specialist and the founding director of the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Denise Johnston, “there are over 10 million minor children in the United States who have dealt with parental incarceration over the course of time” (91)....   [tags: big brother big sister, BBBS]
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The First World War - World War I – Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail was the eldest of five being born on the 10th of December, 1877 in Clare, South Australia. Trestrail served in the First World War as a nurse following in her mother’s footsteps who was a trained nurse, Acting Matron of King Edward Hospital in Perth and also had involvement within the Red Cross and the Saint John’s Ambulance Services. Trestrail’s younger siblings also had involvement within the First World War with her two younger brothers; John Henry and Amarald Glen, serving in the royal Flying Corps and respectively, 1 Machine Battalion....   [tags: Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail, biography]
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The Women Behind Bonaparte - It has been said that behind every great man there is a great woman, well in the case of the great General Napoleon Bonaparte there were at least three great women. Everyone knows what Napoleon was like leading the government and troops in battles but these women had the opportunity to know some parts of the real Napoleon or at least the parts that he let each different woman see. If you step back and look behind the curtain that was Napoleon’s personal life you will see the three main women who helped define who he was and how he is remembered in history....   [tags: General Napoleon Bonaparte, Wives, Sister]
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Flight: A Narrative Fiction - I woke up to see my sister pulling clothes out of my dresser and throwing them to the floor. I sat up and blinked, pissed off but slightly unaware of what was going on. I looked at my clock. 10:00. She must have just came back from work...but what was she doing going through my stuff. I darted toward her and shoved her away. "What do you think you're doing?" I screeched at her. She knelt to put my clothes into a suitcase on the floor. "We are going to...abscond," she said, not stopping to look up at me....   [tags: sister, abscond, suitcase, depression, mom] 615 words
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An Analysis of siblings in Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True and Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper - In The Sibling Effect, Jeffrey Kluger discusses the psychological effects of brothers and sisters on human behaviour and the significance of relationships between siblings. In children, typically their behaviour is affected by their parents and the natural habitat of the environment around them. A person’s childhood experiences affect their character development as they grow to adulthood. The children who do not get as much attention from their parents as their other siblings often grow up having anger issues with their brother/sister ....   [tags: Mental Health, Significance of Relationships]
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My Greatest Fear: Having the Same Relationship with My Little Brother as I Do with My Older Sister - ... The years would come, yet our innocence would run with time. All I want now is to go back to the days when we could laugh and giggle for just five minutes without yelling at the top of our lungs for something we had done in our past. The older we got the worse the fighting got. She is the girl one would want to party with while I am the girl that one would want to be lab partners with so I can do all the work. She loved going out to parties, and being in the “in crowed.” Yet, the one thing that bothered me the most is your desire to live fast....   [tags: childhood, role, model, phone, call] 654 words
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Realism and Naturalism in Henry James’ Daisy Miller and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie - To best analyze the works of James and Dreiser, the terms realism and naturalism are critical to comprehend. Realism, as noted in the Norton Anthology, emphasizes, “the interior moral and psychological lives of upper-class people” (9). Accordingly, realism reflects a natural depiction of self, relationships and social interactions (and the class-system). Realist writers explore true interpersonal dilemmas, interactions and experiences within society, highlighting the character rather than a story’s plot....   [tags: interpersonal, conflict, environment] 819 words
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Should Nurse Anesthetists be Allowed to Administer Anesthesia? - Throughout the years, there has been an ongoing controversy over whether or not nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) should be allowed to administer anesthesia. There are various legal issues surrounding nurse anesthetists ranging from the illegal practicing of anesthesia to physician supervision requirements. A nurse anesthetist is a specialized nurse who has been adequately trained to administer anesthesia—drugs that induce loss of pain or sensation. These types of nurses are registered and have completed additional years of college in order for them to practice anesthesia....   [tags: ww I, sister mary bernard, caregivers] 1368 words
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