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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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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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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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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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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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Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller and Sister Carrie as Heroes - The definition of a hero is not straight-edged. Heroes are, however, imagined to possess certain qualities. Courage, romanticism, charming beauty, and a willingness to defy society are four very prominent characteristics amongst heroes and contribute to today's notion of heroism. In order to decide if and to what extent any character lives up to the standards of heroism, one must search for these qualities. Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller, and Sister Carrie are three heroes from three different novels....   [tags: Huck Finn Miller Carrie Hero Heroes Essays]
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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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The Fall of Carrie and Hurstwood - The Fall of Carrie and Hurstwood Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser, is a tale of Carrie, who comes to Chicago to somehow make the money she has always dreamed of having. In pursuit of the material possessions and success she dreams of, she involves herself with two different characters, Drouet and Hurstwood. She eventually finds herself in New York, where she has a successful performing career. Even with all the success and material possessions she has attained do not bring her happiness....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie Book Analysis] 916 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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Sister Carrie and Their Eyes Were Watching God - The Struggle for the Perfect Man in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God When we find a love interest and have an opportunity to commit to him or her, we usually do, not noting the consequences we may face by doing so. The first few times around, however, the outcome is usually not the one we had expected and hoped for. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God portray two young women on their trek to find the perfect love....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 765 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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Money Makes the Man in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie - Money Makes the Man in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Through the social criticism of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are driven “by ignorance and in ability to withstand the pressures of the shallow American yearning for money, success, fashion -- dreams about which Dreiser himself was indeed an authority” (W.A. Swanberg 254). Throughout his career, Dreiser wrote for a variety of periodicals in order to earn enough money to support himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1428 words
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Ted Kooser: A Major American Poet - Ted Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa, an area within the great plains of America. He credits his influences to both his mother and his father. His father worked as a store manager while his mother stayed home to raise him and his sister. During an interview he was asked how his parents influenced his poetry, he replied, "My Father was a storekeeper, loved the public, and was a marvelous storyteller. I remember a women once said to me that she'd rather hear my dad describe a person than see the person herself." (Meats, 335)....   [tags: abandoned farmhouse, american writer, carrie poem]
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Carrie by Stephen King - The book uses fictional documents, such as book excerpts, news reports, and hearing transcripts, to frame the story of Carietta "Carrie" White, a 17-year-old girl from Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie's mother, Margaret, a fanatical Christian fundamentalist, has a vindictive and unstable personality, and over the years has ruled Carrie with an iron rod and repeated threats of damnation, as well as occasional physical abuse. Carrie does not fare much better at her school where her frumpy looks, lack of friends and lack of popularity with boys make her the butt of ridicule, embarrassment, and public humiliation by her fellow teenage peers....   [tags: Stephen King Carrie] 900 words
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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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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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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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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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Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac - ... Since the original title covers a much wider topic, it is obviously better than one word “messy”. In addition, this title foreshadows the the importance of self-control: it decides your life. If you make the same mistake as the protagonist, you will probably face the same consequences. Junie’s thoughts in this novel reflects the title: “by keeping her secrets and not saying no.” Without self-control, Junie and her mom will always be on the opposite side of tidy. Moreover, the title gives the keywords of the novel: “opposite” and “tidy”....   [tags: junie, obsessive-compulsive disorder] 890 words
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Carrie's Revenge in Steven King's Carrie - Carrie's Revenge in Steven King's Carrie The novel Carrie is about the chilling story of a girl and her power. Carrie White possessed a phenomenon, known as telekinesis, the movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means, as by the exercise of an occult power. Carrie begins flexing her phenomenon and unleashes her frightening power upon a small new England town for revenge. The novel Carrie; by Steven King Starts off with old news reports stating how stones fell principally on the home of Mrs....   [tags: Papers] 897 words
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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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Stephen King´s Carrie - Most book reviews of Stephen King's 1974 novel, Carrie, were generally positive. With Steve Calvert's review, he focuses on the structure of Carrie. These reviews differed in minor ways but overall the reviewers admire Stephen King's work and enjoyed the story of Carrie White. In Josie Kafka's review, she talks about how the book was able to hurt and horrify the audience. She explains how the hurt and horrifying experiences lead up to Carrie White's horrific explosion. She also makes a point that this is a book about women and their manipulation to obtain power or control....   [tags: book reviews, manipulation, telekynesis, imagery]
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How One Opportunity Can Change Your Life Forever - Who would have ever thought that this average young woman would be living her dreams. Carrie Underwood, a farm girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, has become one of the greatest female country music stars of all time. Carrie was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on March 10, 1983. Her parents were Steve and Carole Underwood, and two sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. They were a very close-knit family. Both parents wanted to make every effort to give their daughters a loving home to grow up in. All three girls grew up with strong moral values and attended a Baptist church regularly....   [tags: Music, Carrie Underwood] 1364 words
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Carrie Fisher Bibliography - Celebrities are put on pedestals and all aspects of their lives are put in the spotlight; even the bad things. In addition, until something bad about a celebrity is exposed, they are viewed as better people who couldn’t possibly have anything wrong with them. Celebrities give other people the impression that they are living the good life, and that they are completely normal; however, this is rarely the case among celebrities. They are humans, just like everyone else and most of them have problems that a lot of people can relate to....   [tags: drug addiction, celebrity, princess leia]
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Carrie Brownstein: Blurred Lines, No Boundaries - The 1960s cultural movement in the United States sent shockwaves through American society. Nearly every aspect of traditional life was challenged and among these was the role of women. Following in the footsteps of suffragettes during the turn of the twentieth century, a new wave of feminism was emerging in the United States that aspired to take the women's right movement beyond the realm of constitutional rights. This movement, now known as second-wave feminism, sought to bring what they viewed as true gender equality by focusing on a number of issues that negatively affected women....   [tags: ciltural movement, United States, society]
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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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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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The 1976 Film Carrie Directed by Brian de Palma - Carrie (1976) The 1976 film Carrie was directed by Brian De Palma. The summary of the film is a young, quiet and timid 17-year-old girl name Carrie White. She experiences moments of insanity, she can move objects and make things happen unexpectedly. She has telekinesis that leads up to her ultimate revenge at the prom after a humiliating prank against her. Throughout the movie its form is to the climax of the devastating night at the prom, based on the torment and bullying that the “popular” girls pick on innocent/quiet Carrie....   [tags: insanity, telekinesis] 1689 words
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Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic - Carrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King’s first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can see many similarities between the book ant the incident, the fact that they are gothic in nature in particular....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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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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Fear and Confusion in films Psycho and Carrie - Fear and Confusion in films Psycho and Carrie In horror films, there is always one scene that opens up the perceived realm of normality to that of fear and confusion. Directors and authors alike use these scenes to show the change in the pace of the film. In both the movie Psycho (1960) and Carrie (1976), shower scenes are used to mark this epic turning point with sexuality, blood and voyeurism; the most important ingredients to horror. The idea of sneaking around and peering into forbidden places gives just about everyone a thrill....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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The Reporter & the Screenwriter - The late Steve Jobs in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University eloquently traced the imprint of a calligraphy class he had taken at Reed College years before to the creation of today’s worldwide standard in computer typography. Esteemed architect Frank Gehry can trace the imprint of his college job working in a museum to his current success, and moreover can trace the imprint of a different piece of art to each one of the buildings he has created. President Bill Clinton can trace the imprint of witnessing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I have a Dream” speech to his decision to devote his life to politics....   [tags: Analysis, Nathanael West, Crapa] 2150 words
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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 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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Personal Narrative - Renewed Love for My Sister - Personal Narrative- Renewed Love for My Sister "The essence of life is to be found in the frustrations of established order." -John Gardner "God, Kris, you are so disgusting!" I made a noise like a rhino in heat as I opened my mouth to reveal the large piece of orange gum that hung precariously from my tongue. "Thanks a lot, E. You're the one that called it an orange slug." We both let out an uproarious laugh and quickly quieted ourselves. The geriatrics nearby were looking at us again. Our stifled laughter was still loud enough to make passersby wonder about our sanity, and that was just the way we liked it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1263 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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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 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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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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