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War Photograph and War Photographer - “Feeling sorry for her”. Kate Daniels uses the iconic photo of the child, hurt in a napalm attack on a Vietnam village who is screaming in pain and fear, to show the extent of the suffering that innocent civilians have to go through in war time. She wants people to be aware of the pain and to show what the reality is like for them in the war, focusing on the horrors in particular. The poem uses this to instil emotions such as sympathy and compassion but also to make people feel appalled by the war....   [tags: Horrors of War]
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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - ... With her legs and nose removed, dressed in girlish clothes and colors she is finally beautiful in “peoples” eyes. “To every woman a happy ending”(line 25). Part II Scansion and Analysis “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a narrative poem. The poem is written in free verse. The poem does not contain any rhyme, rhyme scheme or meter. The author selects a free form of poetry to help get her point across. The way the poem is written causes it to read more as a story then a poem even though there are some poetic devices used....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Once More to the Lake and The Ring of Time - In E.B. White’s essays, “Once More to the Lake “and ‘The Ring of Time”, he demonstrates two different interpretations of time and how time is used to symbolize meaning in each piece. “Once More to the Lake” is an essay that is derived mostly from White’s personal experience while “The Ring of Time” is an essay that mostly examines a teenage girl performing at the circus, in the eyes of White. Both these essays give the reader insight of how the author uses the theme of time to show different aspects to the storyline....   [tags: Comparative, White] 1851 words
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Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums - The difference between men and women is a very controversial issue, while there are obviously physical differences; the problem is how the genders are treated. It is stereotypically thought that the men do the labor work and make all the money, while the women stay in the house, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. While this stereotype does not exist as much in the 21st century, it was very prevalent in the 1900s. By using many different literary tools such as character development, symbolism, and setting, Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums challenge this controversial topic of the treatment of women versus men in the 1900s....   [tags: Boys and Girls, The Chrysanthemums] 1440 words
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Rituals and Drama of the Apache Indians of North America - RITUALS AND DRAMA (Sunrise Ceremony) Rituals are represented in our lives through weddings, funerals, ceremonies and repetitive actions that we use on a daily basis. The Apache Indians of North America have had many traditions and rituals that were practiced religiously. Amongst them is the Initiation service or commonly identified as the Sunrise Ceremony for women. The ceremony originates from the White Painted Woman who was the ‘Changing Woman’ and is held a season after a girl’s first menstrual cycle....   [tags: Tradition, Symbolism, Mood]
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Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Though "Hills Like White Elephant," by Ernest Hemingway, is mostly composed of a dialog between two people, the reader may learn a great deal about the characters and the meaning of the story indirectly through symbolism, word clues, and tone. The passage from lines 13 through 27, reveals the tarnishing of innocence, as a girl's wanting curiosity discovers the disheartening and bitter realities of life. Word clues in the passage illuminate the character of the girl enough so that the reader can understand her position in the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 502 words
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The Future is here - The Future is here The idea of being able to choose the gender of a child has not always been around. This controversy did not come about until recently because now we have the technology to perform this act of sex determination. Some say that we should be able to choose the gender of our children. However, other people think that we shouldn’t be able to because they say that it is experimenting with nature. Also, that it is unnatural. I used to think the way of the second viewpoint, but not anymore....   [tags: essays papers] 691 words
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Sugar and Spice or Snails and Puppy-dog Tails: Influences on Gender Identity in Children - The Girl Scouts of Colorado claims to be an “inclusive organization,” who welcomes all children as long as they identify as girls (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). However, an eight year old boy from Colorado, Bobby Montoya, wished to join the Girl Scouts and was turned away because he had “boy parts” (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). In a news report aired by 9 News of Denver, Colorado, Bobby and his mother were interviewed concerning their plight (link). For his interview, young Bobby wore his long hair braided, and was clothed in a flowing shirt, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots: attire some may consider only appropriate for girls....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Horror movies have been part of mainstream cinema since the early 1930s when films such as Dracula and Frankenstein were created. As the horror genre evolved, so did the stories in the films. Friday the 13th (Marcus Nipsel, 2009) is a very good example of this evolution. Even though it is a remake, Friday the 13th changed the way horror movies were seen by the audience. The ideas and theory behind this slasher sub-genre of horror films can be summed up in a book. Carol Clover, an American professor of film studies, wrote a book in 1992 entitled Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film in which she described the horror film genre....   [tags: Film Review] 880 words
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Shashi Deshpande’s Dark Holds no Terrors - ... He was drowned. I watched him drown. And my mother said... Why didn’t you die. Why are you alive and he dead?”(34-35). The ill treated child Sarita’s predicament leads to circumstances to which she adopts as a way to reject and free herself from the clutches of her mother. Piaget’s remarkable observation discloses that “the human infant is born with the ability to adapt to and learn from the environment” (Smidt 18). The growing girl child learns from the surroundings specialised behavioural patterns set for her, and the intricacies of placing herself in the restricted feminine space....   [tags: Dark Holds no Terrors]
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A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls - A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” is a story about a girl that struggles against society’s ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940’s. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl’s father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1202 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" relies on symbolism to carry the theme of either choosing to live selfishly and dealing with the results, or choosing a more difficult and selfless path and reveling in the rewards. The symbolic materials and the symbolic characters aid the reader's understanding of the subtle theme of this story. The hills symbolize two different decisions that the pregnant girl in our story is faced with....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays] 1061 words
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Light and Dark Symbolism Illustrated in Joyce's Araby - Since symbolism first began to be used in the English language, Light has always represented a theme of hope and optimism. The phrase “Light at the end of the tunnel” best encompasses this, implying an opportunity or relief after difficulty or chaos. In the same way, Darkness has represented confusion or despair. James Joyce expands on the traditional connotations of Light and Darkness in his short story “Araby”. The narrative follows a young boy on his futile quest to find love with a girl much older than himself whom he hardly knows....   [tags: Araby Essays] 656 words
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Legal Opinion For 8th Social Studies - Legal Opinion A. I picked the side of New Jersey in the New Jersey vs. T.L.O case. The reason I picked that side is because the girl whas smoking on school grounds and she was not allowed to do that. Another reason is the teacher that found the girl smoking had the right to bring her to the Principals office, because she had a reason to. Finally the girl denied smoking, she said she didn’t smoke and she probably would of got in less trouble if she told the truth. B. A girl was caught smoking in a shcool bathroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Human Worth and Religion in Revelation - The story revelation is one that demonstrates and explains Human Worth, Religion, and Society in a very extreme, but very understandable way. Mrs. Turpin who believes that in society there are people like her and her husband ( home and land owners) who are above all others except people with more money and land. “On the bottom of the heap were most colored people […] then next to them not above just away from them were the white-trash, and then above them the home and land owners to which she a Claud belonged.” She has a very strong belief this and Thanks God that he didn’t make her like any of those people below her....   [tags: Revelation] 519 words
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Social Pressures in Willa Cather's Pauls Case and Alice Munro's Boys and Girls - Ambition—the desire to achieve, will to succeed. Every character is defined by his dreams, his goals, and his passions. As individuals, we are confronted with social codes and implications that cause us to revolt and break free from the grasp of uniformity. Oftentimes dreams and ambitions clash with the unwritten laws of civilization. In Willa Cather’s short fiction “Paul’s Case” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls”, the protagonists challenge expectations and rebel against settings governed by uniformity and gender-specific roles....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1031 words
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The Impact of Modern Literature's Focus on Mystical and Fantasy - Reading can be vital because it "determines the focus of your mind" (Covington). Is reading bad for a person. Does this mean modern literature is partly responsible for the corruption of society because it determines the way people think. Reading can transport people to different places, times, and state of minds. But what you read will determine it all. Even though modern literature makes great reads, it is changing the views of society because magazines send the wrong messages and modern literature only focuses on mystical and fantasy ideas....   [tags: twilight, harry potter] 1564 words
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hTe Hitchhiking Game: Theatrical Perspective to a Game Gone Wrong - There are a multitude of theoretical perspectives that just about anybody could take and apply to an ample amount of scenarios. One of the more popular theories is the theatre perspective; which relates to the idea of method and classical acting. These two styles combined, with a little miscommunication thrown in, can turn a silly game, between a couple, into their worst memory together. The couple in the short story “The Hitchhiking Game”, by Milan Kundera, is the prime example of the previously mentioned scenario happening....   [tags: Milan Kundera] 1090 words
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Overview of a Quinceañera - What is the difference between a book and a Quinceañera. While the first thought might be “a lot,” in actuality, they are very similar. A book changes in appearance over time, but the message inside stays the same; likewise, just as a quinceañera may change physically over time, the meaning and purpose has stayed constant throughout the ages. Some might argue that quinceañeras are not different than other rites of passages; however, because quinceañeras embrace gender norms, encourage catholic religious practice, and establish cultural identity, they build self-identity the most....   [tags: culture, hispanic tradition]
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The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - The Importance of Gender in Boys and Girls   Since the beginning of time, gender roles have existed in society.  Women were assigned the tasks of child-care and food preparation.  Men performed most activities that required physical strength.  As society progressed, the role of women did not.  Although less emphasis is placed on gender roles today, gender roles still exist. In 1968, Alice Munro wrote, "Boys and Girls" to address the confusion that gender roles may cause in a modern society. "Boys and Girls" is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who is enjoying her tomboy years and is defiant about becoming a woman.  The theme in "Boys and Girls" is this transition from the childhood...   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]
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An Act of a Script Using Director's Instructions and Dialogue - An Act of a Script Using Director's Instructions and Dialogue Character list Angela Mother Girl 1 Girl 2 Boy 1 Boy 2 Boy 3 Note that none of the characters except Angela are named so the audience do not connect with the characters and they instead focus on the isolation Angela is feeling. Act one ------- Scene 1 Curtains open to a sitting room in a house. The room is full of cabinets, bookshelves, sofas and a television. A 9-year-old child we know to be Angela sits on the sofa staring gloomily at her feet, while her mother sits in the chair opposite her....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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In conclusion Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street” - In conclusion Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street” provided the main theme well through out the whole performance. The acting was wonderful and the uses of techniques were used great. The only downside to this play was the script. Analytical Essay: In Philip Dean’s produced theater performance “ZigZag Street” the main theme, which is displayed through out the performance is the universal needs of all human beginnings: need for friendship, companionship and the needs for plans, hopes and dreams....   [tags: Drama] 1052 words
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we see the effect that society has on the expectations of women. A woman, like the girl described in ‘Barbie Doll’, should be perfect. She should know how to cook and clean, but most importantly be attractive according to the impossible stereotypes of womanly beauty. Many women in today’s society are compared to the unrealistic life and form of the doll. The doll, throughout many years, has transformed itself from a popular toy to a role model for actual women. The extremes to which women take this role model are implicated in this short, yet truthful poem....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 604 words
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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll -      Society has a way of placing unrealistic expectations on women. By using television, magazines, billboards, and even toys we see a mold of what women are supposed to look like. In other words the perfect woman should look like a Barbie Doll. In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we find a girl child growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances and barbarity. Piercy uses lots of imagery to describe the struggles the girl experiences during her teenage years and the effects that can happen....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"      Ernest Hemingway's short story 'Hills Like White Elephants' is a story about a couple who are having some trouble in their relationship. The main characters in the story are an American man and a girl. The whole story is mostly a dialogue between the couple. They are trying to have a fine time, but there is a tension between them and some kind of operation needs to be done. The operation can easily be done and if it's going to happen it will be done on the girl....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays]
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The Decline of Chivalry Explored in Araby and A&P - Romantic gestures have been seen as a useful motive to win hearts of women for centuries. However, as society constantly changes, the effectiveness of these chivalrous acts has diminished. In James Joyce’s “Araby” and John Updike’s “A&P”, this theory is explored, both telling the story of a boy whose efforts to impress the girl of their desires fail. As said by Well’s in his critical analysis of these stories, “Both the protagonists have come to realize that romantic gestures—in fact, that the whole chivalric view [sic] --- are, in modern times, counterproductive”....   [tags: Comparison, Contrast, Analysis]
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Is Justice Fairly Served in New York City? - Is justice fairly served in New York City. Everyday some one is arrested for something they did not do. The New York City officers abuse their power as a public servant, while leaving citizens vulnerable in situations. They fear the police of what the could do to their reputations if they go against their authority. In the Adventures of a Novelist, Crane had to make a decision on weather he should testify or not for the prostitute that was accused for soliciting two men. Crane knew what the right thing was to do, but was apprehensive of what may turn out for him....   [tags: justice, New York City, criminal justice,] 743 words
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Into the Trenches: Parents in the Main Office - Teaching is not a one-person job. There is a saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” This can be perfectly applied to education. Teachers, administrators and parents all work together to provide the best possible education for children. Most educators and researchers know and understand the role of teachers and administrators. However, there is speculation about what is required of students’ parents. Parent-student interaction is a key variable in determining students’ backgrounds and home environments or experiences....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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The Use of Force, by William Carlos Williams - The Use of Force is a short story by William Carlos Williams that is very powerful and leaves the readers with an ethical dilemma. The following social issues can be debated on it: Can physical for good purpose be justified?, What compels the use of force isn’t simply altruism, difference of two separating two different tasks, a dark side persists in every individual, parents concern for their children, use of force as sympathy care for a patient. The greatest question the story presents is if using force for a good cause is justified....   [tags: Ethical Dilemma, Humanity]
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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - ... Hemingway may have chosen to use hills as a pregnant belly mother is a bit of a hill itself. At some point in history, Jig looking at the landscape and said, ‘And we could have it all’. She said this because on a deeper level, hills are challenging, new life, and possibility. Although template sits and watches the hills, she sees an opportunity and envisages the possibility of a new life, a new baby in his life. White elephants’ element is symbolic of the child. A white elephant is a valuable item has a cost that may exceed its usefulness....   [tags: symbolism, white elephant]
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Flower Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay - My static image is on the poem ‘Flower-Fed Buffaloes’ written by Vachel Lindsay. Urbanisation is one of the dominant and important themes, which is supported by the idea of nature and man. Therefore, my static image is based on this theme. Urbanisation is the process associated with the development of civilisation and technology in a rural area, in which is shown in this poem. ‘Flower-Fed Buffaloes’ is about the rapid extinction and disappearance of not only the buffaloes in America, but also Native American tribes, as a result of urbanisation (shown in the poem through objects like locomotives)....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Native American] 1051 words
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The Magic of Books - The books that lined the shelves were of many different colors, of many varying ages, and of many various authors. The bindings were leather and paper and even a cotton fabric material, and the lettering embossed upon them was in gold and silver and sometimes in plain ink. Authors that had been passed on reverently from age to age sat mightily in their rightful places, next to their respective equals: such writers as Defoe and Hawthorne sat side by side, while others, like Whitman and Thoreau surrounded them....   [tags: How Education Has Changed My Life] 863 words
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Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now - During the opening six minutes of Nicholas Roeg’s film Don’t Look Now, the viewer experiences a dynamic mixture of film techniques that form the first part of the narrative. Using metaphor and imagery, Roeg constructs a vivid and unique portrayal of his parallel storyline. The opening six minutes help set up a distinct stylistic premise. In contrast to a novel or play, the sequence in Don’t Look Now is only accessible through cinema because it allows the viewer to interact with the medium and follow along with the different camera angles....   [tags: FIlm Analysis] 1166 words
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway In “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway relies on symbolism to convey the theme of abortion. The symbolic material objects, as well as the strong symbolic characters, aid the reader’s understanding of the underlying theme. The material objects that Hemingway uses to convey the theme are beer, the good and bad hillsides, and a railroad station between two tracks. The beer represents the couple’s, “the American” and “the girl’s”, usual routine activity they do together....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 913 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1658 words
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The Ghost of Toni Morrison's Beloved - The Ghost of Beloved One of the most engaging arguments about Toni Morrison’s book Beloved is centered around the nature of the girl Beloved. The argument is whether Beloved is simply a young woman who herself had suffered the horrors of slavery, or the ghost of Sethe’s crawling already. baby girl. The evidence shows that Morrison intended Beloved to be the ghost of the crawling already. girl. It has been said that there are basically two reasons why ghosts walk: they have either unfinished business to attend to of have died a very violent death....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]
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The Phone Call - Short Story - The Phone Call - Short Story She ran, not knowing where she was heading. The only thoughts in her head at that time were "Must run. Must keep going. Can't stop!" She was starting to regret eating the snack earlier. As she hardly ate a thing, the tiniest morsel of food could seem like she had eaten a three course meal. But if she had known before about what was going to happen she would have lost her minute appetite. But she couldn't have known it was going to go pear-shaped, could she....   [tags: Papers] 1606 words
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Analysis of the Poem, The Flea by John Donne - Analysis of the Poem “The Flea” by John Donne      Poets have often used symbols to convey deeper messages that they were either too afraid or felt that normal language lacked the power to express. Often when a symbol is used, the reader digs deeper into the issue more than if the message was simply shot out in the open. These symbols and metaphors can be used to portray beautiful things, or could be used to create a more compelling argument in a more subtle way.      In the poem “The Flea” by John Donne, the speaker uses clever sexual innuendo and metaphors in an attempt to manipulate a certain girl into losing her virginity to him....   [tags: The Flea John Donne] 476 words
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The Use of Force - One of the most productive and prosperous nations of the world is the United States of America. From an economical stand point, there has been an incredible amount of success for this country and an expected many more to come. However, there have also been economical stresses such as wars, recessions, and depressions. The Great Depression was perhaps the most tragic of these. William Carlos Williams connects his experience of the Great Depression through his short story “The Use of Force”. William Carlos Williams during his lifetime (1883-1963) prospered not only in the medical field as a doctor for over 40 years, but also became a well known author and poet....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Gender Role Socialization Study - In the society we live in today there is a strong difference between what is considered “boy” and what is considered “girl”. This is because from the time we are born; to the time we die we are expected to conform to a gender role. A gender role is a set of behaviors, attitudes, and personality characteristics expected of a person based on their sex. This process of getting people to conform to their gender roles is called socialization, and it affects children very drastically. There are many different places that gender socialization comes from....   [tags: Gender Socialization, Gender Stereotypes]
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - ... The author uses the poems structure and stanzas to help get her point across. The poem is composed of four stanzas with a total of 25 lines. Each stanza signifies a different part of the child’s life. The stanzas have irregular lengths and structures. The numbers of lines in each stanza vary from five to seven. Piercy separates the pieces of the story by stanzas to tell the girls story so the audience could see how she was treated since birth. For instance the first stanza talks about her birth and adolescent years, while the third and forth stanzas talk about the end of her life....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays]
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Spinster - In the poem “Spinster” by Sylvia Plath, a girl and her lover take a walk through the woods on a spring day. As they are walking, the lover attempts to make romantic gestures towards the girl, which frightens her. The girl’s physical withdrawal from spring and her act of embracing winter is a metaphor for her fear of love and longing for the predictability and control that is not found in love. While on their walk through the woods, the disorganization that the girl feels emphasizes the girl’s discomfort in embracing unpredictable feelings such as love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sylvia Plath] 1260 words
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The Socialization of Girls - Socialization is the processes in which we develop an awareness of social norms and values. It also allows us to achieve a distinct sense of who we are as a person. The socialization processes are particularly noteworthy during infancy and childhood, they continue throughout life. No one is immune from the reactions of others around them. The reactions of others influence and modify ones behavior at all times during ones life cycle. As a child grows, they develop in many ways. They become taller and heavier....   [tags: Social Influences, Gender, Psychology] 434 words
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Love and sex are two different emotions that when are put together they - Love and sex are two different emotions that when are put together they make an all around love relationship. LOVE ==== Love and sex are two different emotions that when are put together they make an all around love relationship. Love is an emotional feeling that a partner or both partners are feeling towards one another. Sex on the other hand is a physical action that is taking place between both partners. Men and women may have different views on love and sex. In the short story, " I fell in love, or my hormones awakened", a little girl has a crush on a young man....   [tags: English Literature] 883 words
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Techniques the Charity Adverts Cartoon and Cribs Use to Get Their Audience's Attention - Techniques the Charity Adverts Cartoon and Cribs Use to Get Their Audience's Attention Introduction, In the advert “Cartoon” a “Cartoon” boy is seen to be thrown around by his father who is very violent. The father has just walked in from work and the “Cartoon” is happily watching T.V, when suddenly the father gets angry and starts to hit the “Cartoon”, at the end the child is running when the father pushes the “Cartoon” down the stairs and we discover that the “Cartoon” is actually a real boy lying dead on the floor....   [tags: Papers] 941 words
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The Seduction Eileen McAuley To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Eileen - The Seduction Eileen McAuley To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Eileen McAuley’s The Seduction is set against the bleak surroundings of Merseyside. ‘The Seduction’ Eileen McAuley ‘To His Coy Mistress’ Andrew Marvell Eileen McAuley’s ‘The Seduction’ is set against the bleak surroundings of Merseyside. The purpose of the story is to show a teenage girl’s predicament after getting drunk at a party. The poet contrasts the girl’s ideas of love and sex with reality. This is done effectively by using techniques such as similes and alliteration....   [tags: English Literature] 1090 words
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Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood - Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood   Catherine Anderson's poem "Womanhood" tells about a young girl and her transition to womanhood.  In this intricately woven poem the reader will learn very little about the girl.  Neither she nor her mother are ever named, and no information is given about them or their family life.  What the reader does discover is what lies ahead for her as she begins her first day sewing rugs.  The poem begins a few moments before she enters the gates of the sweatshop that symbolizes her entry into womanhood.  Anderson uses metaphor within this poem to dramatize the difference in what lies ahead for her.  She should be looking forward to a br...   [tags: Anderson Womanhood Essays] 1327 words
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