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A Woman’s Place in Society Explored in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - 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: Marge Piercy Barbie Doll]
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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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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] 656 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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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: Literary Analysis, Marge Piercy] 604 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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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 Papers] 913 words
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Women's Dormitory - Studdmann is a dormitory located on the campus of Concordia University in down town Austin Texas. It is not a men’s dormitory nor is it a coed. Studdmann is an all women’s dorm. I focussed on the on the dorms dynamics, “examining the interpretation that student’s give to there interaction’s with one another (Kendall, 349).” There are many different types of interactions that take place in the dormitory. Interactions between female and female along with female and male students. The Interactionist Theory is clearly seen at the dorm....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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The Function of the Inspector in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - The Function of the Inspector in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls The play 'An Inspector Calls' was set in 1912 in an industrial city in the North Midlands. In the play Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer, is holding a dinner party to celebrate the engagement of his daughter Sheila to Gerald Croft. Arthur Birling is naive about things like war and he doesn't believe in community and is very selfish. He only cares about himself and his family, and seems to think that he can abuse people who are of a lower class than himself....   [tags: Papers] 1289 words
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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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The Male Species - The Male Species What could be more confusing than the male speices. Absolutely nothing. Guys have no idea just how much they reflect on a young girl's or older woman's life. Guys make women think, not to mention try to figure out what exactly goes through their heads. Yet, they remain to have so much involvement in a female's life. Most guys don't understand how much they confuse women, whether it be playing mind games, never doing anything they say they will, or by being scared to death of commitment....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - 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: Ernest Hemingway] 1658 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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E.B. White’s essays - In E.B. White’s essays, “Once More to the Lake “and ‘The Ring of Time”, the author demonstrates two different interpretations of time and how it is used to symbolize meaning to 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 mostly examining a teenage girl performing at the circus, in the eyes of someone else. Both of these articles give the reader insight of how the author uses the theme of time to show different aspects to the storyline....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White, Comparative] 1484 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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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 Scarlet Ibis - James Hurst's short story, "The Scarlet Ibis" reveals that the brotherly bond between the narrator and Doodle is an essential component in the story. If Doodle was a girl, the brotherly connection and bond would be lost, resulting in many variations throughout the story. If Doodle was a girl the narrator probably wouldn't spend as much time with Doodle. A brother-brother relationship is very different than a brother-sister relationship. Doodle would likely be closer to another female such as her mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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The First World War (WWI) - WWI Web activity The propaganda at that time was aimed at was aimed the working class of the U.S. The propaganda was directed to the average person, or people that the government thought would help support the war. My first picture shows a little girl asking her dad to but her a war bond. It trying to imply that every family should go out a get a war bond. That little girl is trying to imply to the world that that buying a war bond is a cute or necessary in order to keep a little girl happy....   [tags: World War 1 I One] 391 words
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Obsession in Araby of James Joyce's Dubliners - Obsession in Araby   In James Joyce’s short story "Araby," the main character is a young boy who confuses obsession with love. This boy thinks he is in love with a young girl, but all of his thoughts, ideas, and actions show that he is merely obsessed. Throughout this short story, there are many examples that show the boy’s obsession for the girl. There is also evidence that shows the boy does not really understand love or all of the feelings that go along with it. When the boy first describes the girl, you can see his obsession for her....   [tags: Joyce Dubliners Araby Essays] 1104 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 bright and cheerful future, instead, she is faced with the drudgery of a life working in a sweatshop sewing rugs.  Anderson has woven this poem together so there is a link created between the first and second stanzas of the poem.  Each line in the first stanza, describing the carefree attitude of the young girl correlates with a line in the second stanza illustrating how her life will be far different after she enters the gates of the factory and womanhood.              Within this poem there are many references or allusions to sex.  Most women are considered to have entered womanhood when they have their first sexual experience with a man.  Anderson plays up this aspect of becoming a woman in the poem to symbolize the girl's losing her innocence and youth to work in the sweatshop.  In essence, she is losing her virginity to that same sweatshop.  The first of these allusions to sex is in the opening lines of the poem; "she slides over/the hot upholstery" (1,2).  The young girl is described as sliding over hot upholstery, like girls sometimes do to snuggle up next to their boyfriends when driving a car.  This verse can also be seen as a metaphor for the hot young skin of a beautiful young girl.  Another example of these references is when Anderson describes the girl  as "loves humming & swaying to the music" (5).  This can be seen as the act of sexual intercourse itself.  The rhythmic swaying of bodies can be seen as little else especially when paired with line 25, "rocking back and forth"(25).  This is further emphasized by Anderson by her use of the ampersand signs (&) which she only uses in these two lines.  Finally, the young girl's becoming a woman will be similar to the other girls, by having "a cigarette and a joke"(9).  Many couples engage in this ritual of lighting up a cigarette after having sex.  These allusions to sex illustrate how unnatural the coming transition will be when she begins work in the factory.  Starting this factory job should not be how her society decrees she has become a woman....   [tags: Anderson Womanhood Essays] 1327 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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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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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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Powerful Immigration - In the poem “La Migra” the author, Pat Mora, describes a terrible situation between a border patrol officer and a female Mexican immigrant. The poem illustrates an immigration officer who abuses his authority against a young Mexican girl. The author uses a stanza to display each side of the story. Overall this poem describes the actions taken by a border patrol officer who abuses a young Mexican immigrant who eventually escapes his authority. The first stanza portrays the officer mistreating and abusing the young girl....   [tags: Poetry 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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Christopher and Cinderella - As Christopher soothed his aching backside, he heard the cottage door swing open, and he stopped rubbing himself all together. The prince was determined to salvage whatever dignity he had left, and not take to massaging his buttocks in the presence of a lady. Christopher looked towards the direction of the sound, but instead of seeing a servant girl exiting the cottage, he found that an attractive, gray blob was running directly to him. "Are you all right?" the gray blob asked, but then shrieked, "Oh, just look at the window....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 968 words
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The Solitary Reaper - A ballad written by William Wordsworth in iambic tetrameter, “The Solitary Reaper” contains four eight-line stanzas. Having a rhyme scheme of ababccdd, the poem describes first hand how the singing of a Scottish Highlands girl in the field witnessed by the English Romantic poet dazzles and emotionally moves him. Having visited the Scottish highlands, mountainous regions, with his sister Dorothy and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1803 (Lancashire), Wordsworth recollects in his poem the common sight of working solitary reapers in Scotland....   [tags: Poetry]
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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 - 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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Flower Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay - ... This was especially used not only to highlight and dramatize the morbid effects of urbanisation (as shown in the image), but also showing the true reason of why the buffaloes became extinct and the Native Americans ‘disappeared’ – which in fact, was because of the introduction and take-over of technology, the industry and the modern world. The first visual technique used is the font. Firstly, the line “is swept away by wheat” is coloured in green, to represent the stereotypical colour of nature....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Native American] 1051 words
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Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now - ... Usually, in mythology, crows are a symbol of death. This is an easily overlooked sound and occurs very quickly but it foreshadows what will happen to the girl. The next scene depicts a man and a woman in a living room, presumably theirs. The woman is reading by the fireplace and the man is looking at projections. We are watching him watch something else. This puts the audience in a strange, almost powerless role, because we are subjected to the characters’ whims. He is watching the church projections and his wife....   [tags: FIlm Analysis] 1166 words
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The Use of Force, by William Carlos Williams - ... The character of both the patient and the doctor reveal a plausible issue comparable in real life. During this period there is and epidemic of diphtheria, which worsens the situation forcing the doctor to take aggressive measures in treating his patient. Revealed through his words, the doctor first tries kindness; “Awe, come on, I coaxed, just open your mouth wide and let me take a look.” (Williams, 1984) However, the reaction from the girl is repulsive, forcing the doctor to be firm. The young girl’s character shows the conflict of her role as a patient and that of her personality....   [tags: Ethical Dilemma, Humanity]
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“Araby” and “A&P” - ... To her, he is just her little brothers friend whose chivalrous ways go unnoticed because they are not needed. In short, the experience at the bazaar caused the boy to realize that chivalric gestures will not benefit him. In the story “A&P”, Updike tells a more modernized version of “Araby” depicting a scene where a young boy, in an attempt to impress a female customer, stands up for her against authority, which fails. Sammy, the cashier of the store is in awe of the three girls who enter in nothing but bathing suits....   [tags: Comparison, Contrast, Analysis]
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Gender Role Socialization Study - ... Girls are given dolls and fake kitchen sets, to represent how women are supposed to be domestic with a main priority of home and family. Boys are given trucks and action figures because these things are considered tough. Toys are specifically marked “boy”, or “girl”. Even if it isn’t directly said, it’s said through the use of color or images on the packaging. As a little girl, I always had dolls, but as a little girl I never thought about the message that those dolls and the fake household items, and the dress up clothes were sending me....   [tags: Gender Socialization, Gender Stereotypes]
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The Use of Force by Carlos Williams - The Use of Force In Carlos Williams’s short story, “The Use of Force,” the doctor’s use of force is portrayed in a way that is controversial. Controversial in that it could easily be argued either that the doctor has complete reason to use force upon the girl, or that the doctor has no right to use any amount of force upon the girl without her consent. It could also be argued either that the results of the doctor’s use of force is a success or a failure. I feel that the doctor has reason to use force upon the girl in order to check her tonsils for a number of reasons....   [tags: The Use of Force Carlos Williams] 549 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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SWM Searching for Perfect Woman - SWM Searching for Perfect Woman Ninety-percent. Now that's a large percentage. I don't care what you're doing. If you are taking a test, that's an "A". If you are playing basketball, that's an unheard of free throw percentage. It's just a large percentage of anything. From what I hear, it's also the amount of time guys spend thinking about women. Up until now, however, I wasn't quite sure I agreed with that number. I mean, I have church, ministry, school, and sports on my mind. I was what you would call a "content single man." I was free to go wherever I wanted, be with whomever I chose, and do whatever I wanted....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 1242 words
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Contrasting "the Black Girl" and "the Ballad of Noriyama" - Symbolism varies from culture to culture. The messages of different factors are interpreted differently. Also, there are varying strengths to symbols within a culture. While suicide is a bold statement in any culture, it is represented in a variety of ways with many meanings. For instance in the movie "The Ballad of Norayama" suicide is looked upon as a good thing in that the old woman was helping the rest of the village to thrive. In a movie like "The Black Girl," suicide is the only option that the girl had, and she kills herself to make a point to her former mistress....   [tags: Film] 689 words
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Poetry Analysis - “Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter” by John Crowe Ransom (578) John Crowe Ransom, an American poet, was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on April 30, 1888. He received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1909, and later became a professor there. Ransom published three volumes of highly much-admired poetry. He was a member of the Fugitives, a group of writers who were suspicious of the social and cultural changes taking place in the South during the early twentieth century. They sought to preserve the traditional idea, which was firmly embedded in classical values and forms....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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E.B. White's The Ring Of Time - E.B. White's The Ring Of Time In E.B. White?s The Ring of Time, the author gives a narrative account of his trip to a circus rehearsal where he describes a fascinating scene of a young girl practicing a horse act for an upcoming show. As a writer, he feels it is his obligation to record the events he is witnessing, and convey this to his readers without leaving anything out. However difficult this may be, the beautiful and fleeting moment is something he wishes to ultimately capture. When he arrives on the scene, White senses something magical about the surroundings of this circus as it undergoes a rehearsal, but he is primarily fixed on a young woman who passes by him....   [tags: White Ring Time Essays Papers]
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The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's Tale - The Charater of the Physician in The Physician's tale Geoffrey Chaucer significantly describes many characters in the piece of literature, The Canterbury Tales. One fascinating tale he writes is the physician's tale. The physician's tale describes a story of mortal sin and lust. This tale reflects the physician in various ways. Also, many characters are portrayed in this tale such as the knight, the girl, and the judge. Each of these characters plays an important role in this tale as they help portray the characteristics of the physician....   [tags: Physician's Tale Essays] 998 words
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Thin is Beautiful - How many times have you looked in a magazine and envied the models pictured. Have you ever watched a TV show or a movie and wished you looked like one of the stars. Many teenage girls are often targeted by magazines, movies, and TV and are made to believe that “thin is beautiful”. The media has negatively affected teenage girls’ self-image. From sit-coms to magazines, thin, beautiful girls can be spotted, and this can cause a girl to feel that she is not thin enough to be accepted by society. Many shows on TV can cause a teenage girl’s self-image to be a very negative one; that she is too fat....   [tags: Beauty and the Media] 839 words
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Journey Motif in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Alice Munros Journey Motif in Boys and Girls Many short stories are recognized as milestones in the development of modern realist fiction. “Boys and Girls” is a short story that evokes a realistic rather than romantic view of a girl’s journey towards finding herself. This short story includes the fight for her gender, and her struggle with her identity. Also, in addition to these two defining aspects, this short story contains the realistic account of who and what she is to become. Clearly one of the main themes evident in this short story, the battle with her identity and gender is quickly made apparent....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Alice Munro]
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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge - Cry Baby Bridge In April I sat down with a friend at my house and asked about any urban legends or ghost stories he had encountered. After a couple legends he had seen in movies, he mentioned a haunted bridge about ten minutes away from downtown. He is a twenty-one year-old White male; his father owns an appliance store and his mother helps out with the books. He first heard this story in the ninth grade from a couple of friends. Supposedly, they had heard from kids who had actually been to the bridge and heard strange things at night....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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Photography: Analyzing Lesser, Mann and More - Wendy Lesser’s “Mulberry Street Café” portrays a young girl that is believably judging the mature men situated on all sides of her (Atwan 240). At Caffe Bella Napoli, an Italian style eatery, the young girl signifies the only adolescent and female in the photo. She has situated herself on the side of the café and seems to be examining all of the activities happening in and around her. With her arm to her mouth as if she is biting her nails, she is seemingly non-existent to the crowd. For instance, she seems to be dejected, wondering to herself, “Am I stuck here forever?” seeing as she is the only female and youngling around (Atwan 240)....   [tags: Art]
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Feminism Inc - Thanks largely to the gains made by feminist movements throughout the 20th century, contemporary media images provide a new reimagining of femininity and feminism. This new interpretation of femininity offers a narrative where choice aspects of the previous feminine ideal, such as beauty, are retained while the negative characteristics of gender roles, such as weakness, are eschewed. In other words, this “girl power” discourse suggests that girls can be as powerful as men, but they can do it all while wearing a skirt....   [tags: Literature Review] 756 words
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