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Photo Reflections - We each have a past that include stories of us when we were up and stories from when we were down. We all have secrets we keep from one another and lies we tell but somehow through all the deception we manage to co-exist. When I remember back to when I was younger a see a little girl of the age of four smiling in a rainbow-colored tutu with makeup more mature than she, painted on her face and eagerly waiting for her first dance recital (which included the delicate chicken dance). The smell of hair spray still returns to me when I look back on this picture....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 539 words
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Horror Movies - ... As said by Clover, “Female killers are few and their reasons for killing significantly different from men’s” (29). In Friday the 13th (2009), the killer, Jason, is male. He follows the typical slasher killer that Clover describes in her book. Though most Friday the 13th movies have Jason as the killer, in Friday the 13th I, the killer is Jason’s mother. In actuality, most slasher horror films have a male tormentor as the killer. Also, as stated by Clover, the killer is usually one who psychotic, previously been sexually abused, or one that has deep emotional family issues....   [tags: Film Review, Dracula, Frankenstein] 880 words
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Sugar and Spice or Snails and Puppy-dog Tails: Influences on Gender Identity in Children - ... A journal article written for the Early Childhood Education Journal explores a case-study in which preschool girls and boys are asked to predict their parents’ reactions to the types of toys they choose to play with. The study investigates how children construct their understanding of gender at a young age by the types of toys they play with, because “young children construct understandings of gender during the preschool years.” (Freeman). In the study, two groups of children ages three and five were asked to sort toys according to whether they thought the toys would be good gifts for boys or girls....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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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 - ... Thus, showing why we are given dolls as little girls to illustrate how we should act and appear according to society. After we learn all the roles we will soon take part in, “the magic of puberty,” hits and girls immediately begin applying the ideals to their own lives (5). As if this attempt to conform is not enough we have other people telling us we are not to perfect. “You have a great big nose and fat legs,” says a classmate to the girl (6). This type of pressure can slowly but surely destroy even the little confidence women do have in themselves....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marge Piercy] 604 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 - ... He still remembers “returning summer after summer—always on August 1st for one month” (White, Once More to the Lake 1) and decides to take along his son. One thing he remembers for sure are the tarred roads which when returning he was “right about the tar; it led to within half a mile of the shore…and that beyond any doubt that everything was as it always had been, the years were a mirage and there had been no years”(White, Once More to the Lake 1-2). White makes this character different from the girl in “The Ring of Time” because this is clearly explaining about the memoirs of an older man who is remembering his childhood experience of going to the lake, just by taking his son again....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White, Comparative] 1484 words
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hTe Hitchhiking Game: Theatrical Perspective to a Game Gone Wrong - ... Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic classical actors for people in today’s society, along with William Shakespeare. These two styles have their own benefits, but it turns out that there can also be some negatives to the choice of acting one pursues. The girl in this short story, from the begging, has some problems in her relationship with her boyfriend. She is very jealous when she thinks of how her boyfriend used to have sexual relations with a bunch of other women he would pick up hitchhiking; the type of women who are flirtatious, forward, and whores who just want to have meaningless sex that is filled with lust....   [tags: Milan Kundera] 1090 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 - ... Just as a nightingale’s melodious song welcomes journeying “travelers in some shady haunt, / Among Arabian sands” (11-12), the reaper’s “melancholy strain” (6) revitalizes Wordsworth. Just as the sound “In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird, / Breaking the silence of the seas” (14-15) is significant for indicating the end of the harsh winter “Among the farthest Hebrides” (16), islands in the Atlantic northwest of Scotland (Lancashire), Wordsworth sees the song of the solitary lass as something special and powerfully renewing....   [tags: Poetry]
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Into the Trenches: Parents in the Main Office - ... The mother then yells after her “keep going. I’ll just wait forever and ever” and walks towards the parking lot. Their whispered conversation seemed to turn into a conflict in no time with the girl scurrying back into school, where even if she did not like school, at least she felt safe from her mother. According to Nieto and Bode (2012), students tend to feel ashamed or embarrassed of their parents when they are in a public setting, as in the example of this girl and her mother. This could have a negative impact on students’ academic performance or success....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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The Use of Force - ... From 1929 to 1939 the employment rate and GDP dropped drastically. It was harder to provide for families and many people had to live in makeshift homes and ration out what little food they had. Such a tragic time influenced authors to write about the adversities the era caused and the feelings of those who went through it. William Carlos Williams was one of these authors. He had experienced it so he could easily incorporate it into His plot for one of his well known short stories “The Use of Force”....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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My Other Self - In "My Other Self" the essayist takes the reader on a journey through a girl’s torturous emotional problems during a short period of time. The essayist believes that to each person, there is an "other self". This other self is a side of us that no else knows exists. I think it is created by the repression of our strongest emotions. The girl in the essay is at a skating rink with her friends when one of the boys expresses a personal interest in her. When he asks to walk her home, the girl’s "other self" begins to feel trapped and nervous....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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Communicating Conflict in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants -    Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a relationship. He tells his story through conversations between the two main characters, the American and the girl. Conflict is created through dialogue as these characters face what most readers believe to be the obstacle of an unexpected pregnancy. Their plight is further complicated by their inability to convey their differing opinions to each other. Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Hemingway]
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SO Jewett Nature - SO Jewett Nature The Conception of Nature and its Relationship to Gender in S.O. Jewett^Òs story "A White Heron." "Nature, in the common sense, refers to the essences unchanged by man^Å" From the very first steps of the new settlers on the American continent, its uncivilized nature, full of smell of the forests, of freshness of the air, and of almost prelapsarian variety of flora and fauna, came to be associated with unlimited wilderness....   [tags: essays papers]
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Gender Stereotypes - Gender Stereotypes Today, every one of us is spending more of his leisure time watching TV, listening to the radio or reading newspapers and magazines. The shows on the TV and the articles in the newspapers influence our decision process, shaping our perceptions for the world. Besides the positive fact that we are better informed and in touch with the latest news, we should be aware that accepting this enormous flow of information and allowing it to make our mind can be dangerous. The TVs infiltrate our lives, guiding us what are we supposed to wear, how are we supposed to look and act....   [tags: essays papers] 1396 words
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James Joyce's Dubliners - James Joyce's Dubliners The struggle that the Irish people must face with the problems of their society can be seen clearly in the book Dubliners, by James Joyce. This book portrays a unique image of what the Irish people are experiencing during the time. However, this book gives a deeper view of what really is occurring because it gives us the themes of the problems that are happening in a peculiar way. In fact, one can see throughout the stories the humanities theme of individual and society, and the literary theme of journey and escape....   [tags: Dubliners James Joyce Essays] 2308 words
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Review on Sunrise - Review on Sunrise Introduction to Cinema Studies Assessment Task 2 For this assignment I have chosen question 2 on the discussion of a particular edit. The film I have chosen to discuss is Sunrise, and the edit is from the portion of the film where the lady from the city and the husband are discussing the city at the lake. I chose this particular edit for a couple of reasons the first being that for it’s time the effect it produces is quite remarkable. It’s also the scene that caught my eye and held it for the longest period....   [tags: essays papers] 923 words
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Barbie Doll - Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" Margie Pearcy's "Barbie Doll" details the image that society projects upon and expects from its young female population. From an early age these young women struggle to conform to the standards that society has defined for them. The results often are disastrous, leading to emotional conflicts that are often difficult if not impossible to resolve. Beautiful, flawless dolls such as Barbie are frequently the first source of association that little girls have with the values placed on them by society....   [tags: essays research papers] 868 words
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Flannery O'Connor's Revelation - Flannery O'Connor's background influenced her to write the short story “Revelation”. One important influence on the story is her Southern upbringing. During her lifetime, Southerners were very prejudiced towards people of other races and lifestyles. They believed that people who were less fortunate were inferior to them; therefore, people were labeled as different things and placed into different social classes. The South provided O'Connor with the images she needed for her characters. This can easily be identified in her short story “Revelation.” The characters in the story are identified by physical characteristics and some are even identified with racial terms....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Revelation] 1691 words
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The Flea by John Donne - The Flea by John Donne The situation described in the poem is the narrator trying to persuade his girlfriend to sleep with him. Bearing in mind the social context of the poem, the girl is going to need quite a lot of persuading. This is where the flea comes in. The idea of sex being like a flea is sustained throughout the poem thus making it a sustained metaphor. In the sixteen hundreds, fleas were just a common fact of life. Everybody had them, even rich people. I think it is quite a clever persuasive device to compare something that was such a huge thing in those days, to something which is just a part of everyday life that everyone had to deal with....   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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Gender Stereotypes in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - In the story, 'Boys and Girls', the major theme is gender stereotypes. Through the narrator, the unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the negative consequences and effects this has on her passage into adulthood is presented. Also, the narrator is telling us that gender stereotyping, relationships, and a loss of innocence play an extreme role in the growing and passing into adulthood for many young children including herself. By gender stereotyping, the story is saying that there will be bad consequences on young child- ren....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 721 words
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8 Ball Chicks - 8-Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters 8-Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters is a compelling glimpse into the lives of females in gangs. The book highlights two things: these women do exist, and they are screaming for help. The book's author, Gini Sikes, is a New York-based journalist who spent two years chronicling the worlds of these girls and women in three cities--Los Angeles, San Antonio and Milwaukee. Through her travels she became immersed in the lifestyles of each gang....   [tags: Gini Sikes] 1253 words
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Lies And Deceit - False identities, lies and deceit, Lucentio from The Taming Of The Shrew and Tom from The Talented Mr. Ripley did all of these things. They both lied about what they like or what they did. They both took false identities to get the girl that they wanted to like them. Though they have many similarities comedies and dramas end very differently. The Talented Mr. Ripley is a drama and ends in tragedy, The Taming Of The Shrew is a comedy and ends with happiness. Lucentio and Tom both lied to get what they wanted from people who were supposed to be able to trust them....   [tags: essays research papers] 477 words
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The Birdgirl in James Joyce's A Portrait of the artist as a Young Man - Significance of the "Birdgirl" The "birdgirl" is one of the most powerful symbols in James Joyce's A Portrait of the artist as a Young Man because she serves as an epiphany to Steven. Upon gazing at the beauty of this young girl a sudden and undeniable change comes over him. Before he sees her he is still debating whether or not to become a priest. His soul is in turmoil and he has conflicted thoughts and emotions about his purpose in life. The "birdgirl" is important because she becomes to Steven a muse which empowers him to become an artist....   [tags: A Portrait of the artist as a Young Man] 282 words
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An Analysis of Cry, the Beloved Country - An Analysis of Cry, the Beloved Country In Alan Paton's novel Cry, the Beloved Country two characters, Absalom's girl and Gertrude, show the how society in Johannesburg is as a whole. Absalom's girl symbolizes how girls her age are mothers and have even become divorced several times before. On the other hand Gertrude, Kumalo's sister, illustrates the qualities of a young woman who becomes corrupt from Johannesburg's filthy system of stealing, lying, and prostitution. Both of them show the ways of Johannesburg as a whole....   [tags: Cry the Beloved Country Essays] 535 words
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Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain - Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain      The opening paragraph of "Cat in the Rain" presented itself as a vivid painting, with Hemingway being the artist mentioned (Hemmingway, 167). This was the first in a series of mirrors that Hemingway placed in this short story. Reading this story was like being placed in a mirrored room, each mirrored wall being an element of the story reflecting upon another.   The reflection of Hemingway and the painter in the first paragraph was the first parallel that the reader is presented....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]
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Point of View in Eudora Welty’s A Visit of Charity - Point of View in Eudora Welty’s A Visit of Charity      Every now and then point of view is worth writing about, because only every now and then is point of view actually seriously considered. In Eudora Welty’s “A Visit of Charity,” the third-person limited point of view of the little girl, Marian—her self-consciousness, descriptions, and fear—exactly portray what a little girl might experience in a nursing home.      To Marian, this is probably the first time in a nursing home. She is there simply because she wants to gain points; when asked who she would like to visit, Marian simply states, “any of them will do.” She brought flowers simply because they added a point, and hid her apple outside rather than have it accidentally considered to be a gift....   [tags: Visit Charity]
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The Stereotypical Old-West Lawman - The Stereotypical Old-West Lawman Justice, duty, silence, wisdom, bravery, self-reliance, independence, respect; these are all characteristics of the old-west lawman. Matt Dillon, marshal of Dodge City, is just such a lawman. His sense of justice, duty, and wisdom epitomize the stereotypical old-west hero. In the episode entitled Fawn, Marshal Dillon is charged with a woman that escaped an Indian camp. She is accompanied by a young Indian girl. They are in Dodge till the womans husband arrives fetch her....   [tags: Media Stereotypes Stereotyping]
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Poem - Naked Girls - Naked Girls A human body merely consists of flesh and skin and such, and somehow will forever remain an object we long to touch. When we see a woman we simply sit and stare; especially when they’re wearing less than underwear. What is it about a body causing us to wonder. Is it because it’s beautiful or different down under. Naked chicks are always found where sex becomes a fiend, these are photos exposing skin in a playboy magazine. Why is it so fascinating to see a woman nude. When a girl is in the mood the camera crew is cued....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 142 words
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A Bus Story - During the entire three years in high school, the bus always was my main transportation. I needed to take it to school and take it home. If you wanted to count how many times I took the bus, it would definitely be plenty. Therefore, I had many different experiences on the bus. As you know, high school bus always has many interesting events that rake place. Among those special experiences, there’s one that happened when I was a junior in high school on my way to school. It was a very interesting one, so that I still remember it until now....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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bluest eye - “ The Bluest Eye Everywhere we go there are going to be stereotypes that can affect us in our daily lives. Even stereotypes from years ago are still sometimes present today. For years Caucasian blue-eyed dolls was considered the best and most perfect gift for every little girl. For this time period it was considered perfect but many girls did not have the features that the doll had. This in some cases would affect minority’s, who would come to think that their features such as dark skin, and nappy hair were ugly....   [tags: essays research papers] 498 words
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Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed - Isolation In The Dance and the Railroad and The Strong Breed An overall theme of isolation permeates through both Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed and David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad. Every character in these two plays suffers from some form of isolation from the rest of their society. Although Hwang’s Lone and Soyinka’s Girl are isolated for markedly different reasons and take opposite roads in their character growth, they share many similarities including often mirroring their society and some of their treatment of other characters....   [tags: essays papers]
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Preferences of Gender - Preferences of Gender Some might argue that there is a difference in the parenting of a boy compared to that of a girl. However true this may be, one must recognize and disregard the sexist implications that have been portrayed for generations. Girls are often said to be easily content and depicted as “brave and tough”. One might be surprised to find that a little girl could be just as interested in playing with a football as she would a Barbie doll if given the opportunity. This simply demonstrates the nonsexist choice of a toy that the girl has made....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Rites of Passage - Rites of Passage Every day someone enters into a rite of passage whether it be by starting school, a new job, marriage, a confirmation or communion rites of passage are common place. Two totally different cultures have totally different rituals and rites of passage. The Apache would most definitely have incredibly unique rituals compared to rural Maine and the catholic cultures therein. The best way to see the differences is to compare the two different cultures. Each ritual occurs in a holy place, the Apache on ritual grounds and the Confirmation rights at a specific congregation....   [tags: essays papers] 1190 words
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The Hard Nut - The Hard Nut ============ The Hard Nut Is Based On The Nutcracker and Mouse King by ETA Hoffmann, the dance company they used was the Mark Morris Company and the music is by Tchaikovsky. The director of the Hard Nut has not been original, as he has used the same music from the original Nutcracker. The video is a live recording. Act 1 The opening scene starts with three people on the stage dressed as young children, they have their backs to the audience and are dressed in a black and white style, and the curtains are drawn....   [tags: Drama] 2048 words
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Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House - Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House True love is the love that everyone fantasizes about. It is the love that is unconditional and everlasting. Love is very hard to define since everybody's concept of love is different. However, in order to achieve a good relationship, people must have a well balanced power structure in their relationship, and good understanding and communication between them. In the stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper,'; "Hills Like White Elephants,'; and "A Doll's House,'; one could see the lopsided relationship between the males and females....   [tags: Elephants Doll's Wallpaper Essays] 1708 words
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Alice - Alice Do you know Alice. The character in Go Ask Alice is a fifteen years old girl who became addicted to drugs and unfortunately dies because of it. She is from a high middle class family. Her father is college professor and her mother stays home and takes care of the kids. The girl thinks she is stupid and cannot measure up with her parent’s expectations, she is not happy with herself. The way that she looks or thinks and feels She is not confident. The girl in this book suffers from low self-esteem....   [tags: essays papers] 924 words
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Comparing The Flea and Valentine - Comparing The Flea and Valentine "The flea" is a metaphysical poem about a man trying to argue a virgin into bed to have sexual intercourse with him. This poem was most likely written to amuse the readers and probably more for a larger male audience. The poem was written in the late 17th century in a period where sex within marriage was like a household chore, but socially, sex before marriage was like a sin, because society was extremely religious. John Donne is attempting to get these thoughts out of her head and persuade her to have sex with him....   [tags: John Donne Sex Carol Ann Duffy Love Essays] 2179 words
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Comparing and Contrasting the poems The Seduction and Cousin Kate - Comparing and Contrasting the poems The Seduction and Cousin Kate. In this Essay I am going to be comparing and contrasting the poems “The Seduction” by Eileen McAuley and “Cousin Kate” by Christina Rosetti. I will also be analysing them using quotations to support what I’ve been saying. One poem was written in the nineteenth century and the other was written near the end of the 1900’s. This is just one of the differences I will be discussing in the following essay. I am going to begin with “The Seduction.” This poem is about a teenage girl who goes to a party....   [tags: English Literature] 3057 words
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Man and Woman in Cubic Art - Man and Woman in Cubic Art Hindu believes women are creator, caretaker, destroyer and a lover. Such beliefs are common in both eastern culture and western tradition that can be seen represented in different canvases of many famous artists. From renaissance Michelangelo Angelo to abstract Pablo Picasso, artists have always painted women in different circles of life explaining different paradox of emotional feelings, spiritual beliefs, and physical representations. Explaining such themes in balanced form and in limited canvases was not possible without abstract thinking and imaginative hard work....   [tags: Visual Arts] 1217 words
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J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls - J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls Sheila and Sybil Birling are two very different characters, in terms of attitude and behaviour. How far would the audience agree with this statement. The audience would agree 100% with the statement above, because Sheila and Sybil are two very different people, even though they are mother and daughter but their personalities and attitudes are shown to be different by the end of the play. The relationship between the mother and daughter appears to lack mutual respect....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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How Your Child Acts - How Your Child Acts First of all I think that in the back of every parents mind are questions concerning their child's future. Like will it be a doctor, a lawyer, or the next president of the United States. But with these questions there are also more questions that are not discussed freely like what if it is a bad child or it is uncontrollable. And will it do drugs or try alcohol and smoke cigarettes. Another question that might be in the back of a parents mind is about its child's sexual orientation....   [tags: Papers] 989 words
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Manwatching by Georgia Garrett and First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky - Manwatching by Georgia Garrett and First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky We have analysed two poems about rejection and Betrayal. Although both have similar themes, the atmospheres are different. In "Manwatching" by Georgia Garrett, the first poem we looked at, the feeling was of anger and betrayal whereas in "First Ice" by Andrei Voznesensky the feelings were of hurt and loneliness. In "Manwatching" a girl is at a party. She is watching her boyfriend looking at another girl. The Girl is watching the two people flirting and feeling angry and betrayed....   [tags: Papers] 1418 words
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Self Discovery - Original Writing - Self Discovery - Original Writing Drifting slowly inside, she was in the middle of the crowd when the church bell rang. For some reason, she couldn't move any more. The ringing of the church bell suddenly became so hateful and unbearable. She stood still, until someone tapped on her shoulder, waking her up from the horrible "dream" that was flowing through her mind. She did not turn around, but hurried forward to join the crowd. She was not surprised by the enormous amount of people there....   [tags: Papers] 662 words
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Analysing an Advert - Analysing an Advert The first thing my eye is drawn to in the Fujifilm advertisement is the girl. The fact that she is staring out at you with her blue eyes, red lipstick and bright coloured clothes draw my eye to her. Her stare portrays her as being confident and direct. Her facial expression implies that she is pleased and knowing as if we are with her on the joke and it shows that she is in control. She is a pretty girl that seems sophisticated and smart from the way she glows with radiance....   [tags: Papers] 1054 words
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Spears the newest manifestation of "girl power," and does this make her a feminist role model?  Or does she perpetuate stereotypes of thin women as sex symbols?  Does she provide a healthy outlet for girls to examine their sexuality?  Or does she force sexuality upon young girls, before they are ready?  These are the questions that I am in interested in exploring.                It is too soon to gauge Spears' lasting influence on young women and the feminist movement.  However, by making comparisons to girl groups of the early 1960s, who's influence can now be analyzed, then perhaps Spears can be better understood in the present.  In her piece Why The Shirelles Mattered, Susan Douglas reflects on groups like the Shirelles and their impact on the girls who listened to them.  Overall, Douglas believed that these groups, while singing about love and lust, about being assertive or submissive, were a positive influence in the lives of women in the early sixties.  When speaking about early pop music songs, she explains "although they were mass-produced they were individually interpreted.  The songs were ours-but the were also everyone else's...we found solidarity as girls" (499).  This certainly holds true for Spears' songs.  Spears is often criticized for having mass-produced songs that someone else wrote for her.  However, these songs have mass appeal which Douglas considers a strength.  Pre-teen girls, in the midst of forging an identity among their peers can certainly find solidarity by singing out the words to "Hit Me Baby One More Time" together.  At the very least, Spears' music will serve to unite women twenty years from now who will still know all the words to the catchy tunes as they play over the oldies radio station.                At the same time, depending on each girl's individual knowledge and experience, the songs will be interpreted differently.  The lyrics give voice to a range of emotions that girls may have and be unable to express otherwise.  Another positive quality of pop music is that it can give conflicting emotions a voice, something that can aid in the process of growing up.  As Douglas put it, girl groups "gave voice to all the warring selves inside us struggling, blindly and with a crushing sense of insecurity, to forge something resembling a coherent identity...girl group music let us try  on and act out a host of different identities, from traditional, obedient girlfriend to brassy, independent rebel, and lots in between" (500).  Spears' music serves the same purposes.  By singing along to her lyrics, girls can try out different aspects of their emerging identity with minimal commitment.  They can be the passive, catholic school girl singing "my loneliness is killing me...when I'm not with you I lose my mind..." or they can be the sophisticated heartbreaker singing "I played with your heart, it got lost in the game...I'm not that innocent."  Like the girl groups of the sixties, Spears' music covers a range of emotions and identities, and young girls need to know that these conflicting identities are normal and healthy.  It is good for them to know that someone else feels the same way.                  However, there are problems with the different images Spears has portrayed over the course of her two albums.  Some of the same praise-worthy behavior of girl groups in the sixties is problematic by the late nineties, and that can be attributed to the change society as a whole has undertaken in the past 35 years.  The girl groups that Douglas praises came about in a time when no one was acknowledging that young women were sexual beings.  "Sexuality emerged as an eternal ache, a kind of irresistible, unquenchable tension.  But in the early 1960s, sex and sexual desire were still scary for many girls" (503).  Girl groups provided answers during a time when girls were not supposed to be asking certain questions.  Times have changed.  In the present, young girls are far more knowledgeable about 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