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The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe and The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale - Montresor in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and the chambermaid in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s “The Goose Girl” both personify the dark side of human nature. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor, the vile narrator, tells the story of how he ruthlessly murdered his victim, Fortunato, fifty years ago. In “The Goose Girl,” the treacherous chambermaid forces the princess to trade places with her in order to marry a prince from a distant land. Montresor uses manipulation to accomplish his revenge; unlike the chambermaid who primarily uses coercion and deception....   [tags: Character Analysis, Sinister]
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The Viewpoints of Stephen Crane and His Novel Maggie: A Girl on the Streets - ... Although he lost his position the following year, journalism remained a main principle of support towards his successful future. (“Stephen Crane Biography”) In the year 1893 the novella, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets was written and ready to be published. This became almost impossible due to publishers considering it too risky and didn't find it appropriate to be out for the public to read. Being only 22 years old, Crane financed the publication of the book himself. This 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith....   [tags: religious, reality, impurity, naturalism] 811 words
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Babies, Not Barbies: A Case Against Little Girl Beauty Pageants - Naturally, young girls love to dress-up as their mothers and wear their make-up, clothing, and heels. Children’s imagination and inclination to pretend characterizes childhood. However, in the world of pageantry, there is a blur between little girls’ imagination and transforming into a fake “persona.” Although some parents believe beauty pageants are healthy competition for children, beauty pageants exploit young girls by glamorizing perfection, unrealistically portraying girls as “Barbies,” and by setting a superficial expectation in which self-esteem ties to attractiveness....   [tags: self-esteem tying to attractiveness]
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Enduring Physical and Mental Abuse in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - ... As a matter of fact, if a borrower refuses to select their ethnicity on an application; brokers are inclined to guess the borrower’s race to be in compliance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. This is a requirement to ensure mortgage lenders are not discriminating based on race. Hence, mortgage lenders have the right to guess a borrower’s race based on the physical color of skin. In America’s judicial system, the color of skin or race are often equated with criminal behavior. Dr. King once said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” As United States...   [tags: brutality, inequality, discrimination]
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Getting Your Foot in the Door: A guide to winning the Girl of Your Dreams - Getting Your Foot in the Door: A guide to winning the Girl of Your Dreams You try saying something smooth but uttering more than a simple phrase becomes an impossibility. Her eyes penetrate your comfort zone making you feel not only vulnerable, but inadequate. A piece of gum would be god-sent and in response to her questions all that can be mined from the depths of your brain are simple one word answers; nothing but “sure” or a smirk can come out, leaving her with something to be desired. You want to win her heart but what can be done when every time your eyes meet you lose all composure....   [tags: Relationships]
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Analysis of Girl's Night Out, Persepolis, and Sita Sings the Blues - The purpose of this essay is to analyze the following animated films: “Girl’s Night Out” by Joanna Quinn (1987), “Persepolis” by Satrapi and Paronnaud (2007), and “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley (2008). The main goal is to analyze the aesthetic, and the technique of the aforementioned animated films and also, to relate them to the second and third waves of feminist movement. In Quinn’s “Girl’s Night Out” we are introduced to the main character Beryl, a large lady working on an assembly line installing cherries on top of cupcakes....   [tags: animated films] 578 words
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Moving to the Girl’s Side of ‘Hills like White Elephants - Abortion is a major obstacle in any relationship, leaving the woman to decide to “terminate the baby” or to keep it. During the 1920s, around the decade in which Ernest Hemingway wrote “Hills like White Elephants,” abortion was illegal and frowned upon. Hemingway writes about an American man and a girl named Jig who finds out that she is pregnant. Throughout the essay, the couple is mentioning about having “an operation” or not. With their relationship at toll as well, Hemingway ends the story without the readers knowing what happens with the abortion and the relationship as well....   [tags: abortion, ernest hemingway, baby's life] 1559 words
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Invisible Social Rules: Girl Code-- The Rules of Female Interaction - ... “Pillow talk,” so named because of the solidarity among women that arises from the air of safety at a sleepover or “girls’ night” during which women express their insecurities, is treated as sensitive information that should never leave the social circle in which it originated. This gives women a familiar language they can use to communicate and build relationships with other women in their society even if they do not have prior experience with one another. Conflict Theory We can also think of body bashing in terms of conflict theory, which highlights the conflict in existing social arrangements....   [tags: body bashing, insecurities, relationships] 1360 words
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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - ... He proves to readers that the drone attacks on foreign soil is one of the main causes of the emergence of such extremist groups. The Taliban recruits these young children because either their family or friends were killed in such an attack. Most of these young children believe to honor their family’s death then they must regain the honor by killing off whoever has done them wrong, and that is where the Muslim beliefs take a toll. The issue at hand is the Talibanization and the wrong doings they have done onto others....   [tags: idealist conflict in Afghanistan] 532 words
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Darkness of Stephen King-The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon - King makes numerous connections with the darks romantics. In The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, he creates a structure of hope and fear in order for Trisha to play out the game. The book is set up in baseball innings catering to the baseball themed experience Trisha has in the woods. Up until the end everything seems to be going against Trisha, she has to face things that most people are terrified of, or in other words, their worst fears. Throughout the book, he supports the “Spiritual facts” that “lie behind the appearances of nature, but can be dangerous.” (Holt 149)....   [tags: horror, suspense, book review] 1158 words
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The Golden Girl: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby introduces the roaring twenties with a series of golden prosperity and riches beyond belief. With his eccentric chraracters, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald shapes the perception of 1920’s New York and shows the unique social aspect of life in the east. The Buchanans are initially portrayed as the power couple. Both desirable in their own way, Tom is INSERT QUOTE OF WHAT HE’S LIKE CAUSE IDK HE’S AN ASSHOLE and Daisy is utterly beautiful and enchanting....   [tags: buchanans, conflict, roaring twenties ]
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Analysis of Ji-Li Jiang´s The Red Scarf Girl - ... Despite her academic achievements, she is held back by her poor class status. Ji-Li very much wants to become a Red Successor. A Red Successor is a student who will become a Red Guard in the future. (Red Guards were high school or college students that enforced laws and helped destroy the Four Olds). Because her grandfather was a landlord and her father is said to be a rightist (someone who disagrees with, or opposes the Communist Party), people started to humiliate Ji-Li at school, and they will not let her become what she wants to be- a Red Successor and a Liberation Army Dancer....   [tags: China, Communism, Self-Discovery] 1089 words
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Relishing the Ambrosia of Hope in Stephen Crane´s Bowery in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets - ... This force eats their hope and corrupts the innocence and life of its prey. Chastity is unable to survive in the Bowery because the culture of diminishing in the value of life and purity is a cyclical perspective. Their surroundings ensure that every inhabitant holds these views. These people live in a “dark region where, from… careening [buildings], a dozen gruesome doorways [give] up loads of babies to the street and the gutter” (Crane 5). Before birth, depreciation in the worth of virtue surrounds these people....   [tags: addictions, desperation, culture, victims] 3392 words
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Drawing: A Little Girl Stretching her Hand to Touch the Rain, Waiting for the Rainbow - ... He also tells the people who are about to experience the rain not to lose hope, because they will find happiness. As we see this picture, we can see that there is a cycle in the picture. In the first and third line, it talks about rainbow and happiness, and the second and fourth line talks about rain and sadness. The reason why the author delivered his message this way is because he wanted to show that life can be good at times, but at the same time, it also can be awful. The author uses the rain to represent hardships and rainbows as happiness....   [tags: picture interpretation, hope, happiness] 776 words
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How Does Moniza Alvi Explore The Concept of Identity in An Unknown Girl? - Alvi also employs the use of end-stopped lines in key moments of the poem to highlight key aspects of identity. At the height of the poem, when Moniza Alvi is feeling deeply connected to her culture, she claims she has “new brown veins.” This is the first end-stopped line we encounter in the entire poem, and Alvi uses it to accentuate her connection to this newfound aspect of her identity. The “brown” she if referring to is the henna that someone is making on her hand of a peacock. The henna, as well as the peacock, is symbolic of India, and the Indian cultural identity, as henna is something associated with India, and the peacock is the Indian national bird....   [tags: cultural identity, symbol, peacock, india]
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Harriet Jacobs' Experiences in Slavery in the Autobiographical Life of a Slave Girl - ... Slave-holders took so much for granted. They were “lucky” to be born of European descent. They were “lucky” that they were not the slaves, restricted from several actions. Actions that may even be part of everyone as humans. If the slave-holders were placed in the slaves shoes, the system of slavery could have been entirely diffent. Placed into Jacobs’ shoes, they would have realized a number of strict rules and events that were held against slaves. Where her father and grandmother were very skilful yet they remained slaves....   [tags: skills, relationships, master]
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Analyzing the Twinkletoes, My Best Girl, and Metropolis Film Poster - ... The sexualization of the female character, particularly compared to the fully clothed male, marks an interest in objectification of the female body, still present in recent film posters. The rest of the image as well as the taglines emphasize the “spectacle” and “modern” aspects of the feature. While spectacle has been popular since film’s inception, as evidenced in Georges Méliés early films, Metropolis is arguably the first feature length sci-fi film. By highlighting its modern and futuristic aspects, the poster signifies the arrival of a new genre and an interest in its themes....   [tags: film production companies, film posters]
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How One Country’s Culture Is Destroying the Girl Child - The average ratio of females to males born annually is 105:100 (Ahmad). In some parts of India, this ratio is dramatically different. As few as 882 females per 1000 males have been reported in certain areas of the country (Ahmad). Assuming an average of 900 females born to every 1000 males, 10% of the females in India are missing. Sex selective infanticide and feticide over many years have caused females to become outnumbered by males by nearly 36 million. Multiple studies have been able to connect this unequal gender ratio to only a few important factors, including the population’s illegal inclusion of dowries in the marriage ceremony, as well as the patriarchal preference of the culture....   [tags: gender ratio, india, dowries, female feticide]
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Linda Brent's Goals in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - ... Flint built Linda a house so that he could use her to fulfill his longing desires. When Linda found out that this is what he was doing she went against her morals and became impregnated by Mr. Sands. In this scene Linda’s motive was to stop the sexual harassment brought upon her by her master. Her goal was to disgust her master with her interest of another man so that he would sell her. She was certain Mr. Sands would buy her and make her freedom more attainable. As for the two children she bore him, she believed Mr....   [tags: escape, children, relationships] 805 words
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Big Simbol of the Holocaust: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - ... Were written during her two years of hiding (Schwartzstien). She even says she wants to become a journalist (Frank 197). In the summer of 1943 she starts to write some short stories, and she would share some of them with the other members in the secret annex. “A few weeks ago I started writing a story, something I made up from beginning to end, and I've enjoyed it so much that the products of my pen are piling up.” (Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl). She also starts a book that she calls “book of beautiful sentences”, a book with some of her favorite sentences from other peoples works....   [tags: writing, hobbies, hiding] 776 words
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Emily Killing Homer: A Crime of Passion or an Act of a Frightened Girl - ... (400) When the women of Jefferson go to pay their respect, Emily responds by saying that “her father was not dead.”(308) This goes to show that indeed she was in denial. For three whole days, she kept Mr. Grierson body in their home. Emily shortly broke down after every one in town tried to persuade her to let go of her father’s body. Scherting states that Emily simply did not just “broke down”. He explains that “Faulkner's use of the phrase “broke down” does not mean Emily consciously acknowledged the reality of her father's death…Signaled a retreat from that reality into the defenses of her own psyche....   [tags: Faulkner's A Rose for Emily]
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Creative Writing: The Live of a Teenage Girl During the Nazi Regime - ... As you get closer you notice the sign reads “Sale. Going out of business.” You find this strange, because that ammunition shop has been there since you were young. You ultimately choose to put the black on the state. Besides, ever since those bills to restrict civilians from having guns have passed, you noticed that the store has received less and less business. You clock in and take your place behind the register; you think about how little business the bakery has received as of late. You pull out the copy of My Sister’s Keeper that you have been assigned in class and begin reading; you get through a few pages before you hear the bell on the front door jingle....   [tags: hitler, school, nsa, americans]
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Life in a Nutshell: Black Girl, A Short Story by Sembene Ousmane - What exactly is an ideal lifestyle. The answer is different for every person because some people desire more and some desire less. In the short story “Black Girl” by Sembene Ousmane, the reader learns about Diouana’s determination to climb the social hierarchy ladder. As the protagonist, she indulgences in the thought of moving away from her hometown in Africa where she has been working as a maid for the last few years for a rich white family. Her vision of the perfect lifestyle is living in France, where she imagines herself making millions and bathing in fortune....   [tags: lifestyle, human trafficking, france]
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Monsters within a Young Girl’s Mind: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ... He felt that if any owed him this, it that Victor Frankenstein his creator. He vowed to himself that if Frankenstein would not make him a female companion he would make him suffer the same as he had from the day life was animated and he was first abandoned by Victor. He alienated and isolated himself because of feared human-kinds reaction to his hideous stature and knew not of how to address them. When he had gained the courage to confront his fear he was beaten once again causing him to become hateful to human-kind....   [tags: modern prometheus, isolation, nightmare]
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The Lucky One and The Great Gatsby: How Staying Determined will Lead to Accomplishments - “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”(Powell). Throughout the movie, The Lucky One, directed by Scott Hicks, and the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main characters endure many obstacles to try to win the heart of the girl they love. Jay Gatsby is determined to reunite with the girl he fell in love with five years ago. Logan is resolute in finding the girl in the picture, who he calls his guardian angel. In both the movie, The Lucky One and The Great Gatsby, they reveal how staying determined will lead to accomplishments; Logan in The Lucky One, ends up getting the girl, however, Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsb...   [tags: jay gatsby, determination, girl's love]
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Hannah Hoch and James Rosenquist --Insiders and Outsiders of Consumerism and Gender - ... Dada artists replaced paint all together, making use exclusively of ready-made photographic images as its material. “This invention of photomontage represents the willingness to engage with the modern world, especially the new technology.” (Hemus 2009) Commenting on mass media and consumerism, Hoch is not afraid of taking the forms of it by taking both technique and content from it. Hoch also juxtaposes multiple and simultaneous images in The Beautiful Girl. The BMW logos in The Beautiful Girl show the car manufacturing springing and industrialization accelerating in German in the 1920s....   [tags: The Beautiful Girl, The Light that Won't Fail]
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Dialogue Essays: Perilous - I clamber off my bed, sliding the razor back into it's not so secretive home. Did no one ever think to look under beds, and in books anymore. Guess not. People are so stupid. That's why I'm considered awkward. When the real reason I don't talk much, is because people are, like I said before, stupid. I don't enjoy mingling with idiots. But then, you could also call me a hypocrite. Because my best friends are all the epitome of moronic. My thoughts begin to wander to the happenings of yesterday morning....   [tags: suicide, girl, princess] 514 words
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - The Girl’s Metamorphosis In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” Jig’s shifting focus on the surrounding landscape and environment, along with her dialogue, signifies her development from a dependent character who embodies traditionally feminine qualities, to a self-sufficient individual with more androgynous traits. The opposing landscape on either side of the train station in the Ebro river valley represents Jig’s two possible courses of action regarding her pregnancy....   [tags: girl's metamorphosis, jig's, femenine role]
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The Epstein-Barr Virus - Epstein-Barr virus – The Tale of the Kissing Consequence Written by: Kelsea Fehr (1399878) Kelly was the girl that everyone wanted, she had an amazing laugh, beautiful skin, long wavy hair, but most of all, Kelly had luscious lips. All the boys ever dreamt of was kissing Kelly, their dream was closer of becoming true than what they thought. Kelly had agreed to take part in the fair kissing booth where all proceeds would go to charity. All of the boys lined up one by one to have their one chance with the best set of lips the town had to offer....   [tags: Don't Kiss that Girl]
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The Suffocating Good-Old Days Revealed in Girl - The Suffocating Good-Old Days Revealed in Girl         Jamaica Kincaid’s story "Girl" allows readers a glimpse into the strict, demanding manner in which parents reared their children almost twenty years ago. Through Kincaid’s careful structuring of "Girl," readers capture the commanding tone of the story. The relationship between the mother and the girl also reeks of empowerment and distance, as best seen through the girl’s short-lived speech in the story. Most important, "Girl" shows readers how particular the lessons taught to the children two decades ago were....   [tags: Gitl Essays]
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Myth, Culture, and Family in Whale Riderby Niko Caro - Whale Rider is a story directed by Niko Caro about a young Maori girl named Pai. In the story, her goal is to prove to her grandfather that she is capable of becoming the next tribal leader. Pai’s grandfather believes that only capable boys are allowed to be the leaders, which blinds him in seeing his granddaughter’s passion as his successor. Only when tragedy strikes can Pai prove to her grandfather of their community’s connection with the spiritual world in which the Maori people live on. Pai is portrayed as the protagonist of the story and is unable to understand the connection between myth, culture and family, which is very crucial in the Maori culture....   [tags: pai, maori girl, film analysis]
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The Deeper Meanings Symbolic Objects Bring to Literature - ... “She wraps her legs around man number three, a long-haired artist type, and her hair shakes loose and he removes her glasses and she fucks him until he’s shuddering and trying to moan, but she just keeps saying Sshhh, shhh and it’s making him so happy, she keeps saying it even after he’s shut up” (60). The librarian herself has a hunger for sex, an appetite that could have been derived from being sexually abused as a child. Her persistence in making sure the atmosphere was quite during her sexual adventures can be tied back to her father refraining from creating any noises during his endless acts of abuse....   [tags: Aimee Bender, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt]
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The Taliban: Deprivers of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan - The Taliban: Deprivers of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Consider this. There is a young Afghan girl who has never seen the outside world. The windows are painted so no one can see in but they are so dark that she can hardly see out. All she has are some little rocks or maybe a doll made of grass that she has to hide when someone comes in because it is illegal to have dolls. She has never heard her mother’s laugh and she has not seen her face. She wonders what it is like to go outside, to read, to write, to play with toys, to hear laughter up and down the streets, and to see pockets of color everywhere....   [tags: afghan girl, afghan culture, burqa]
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Only a Girl in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro - Only a Girl in Boys and Girls Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls," explores the different roles of men and women in society through a young girl's discovery of what it means to be a girl. A close examination of the elements of a short story as they are used in "Boys and Girls" helps us to understand the meaning of the story. The story is set in the 1940s, on a fox farm outside of Jubilee, a rural area only twenty miles away from the county jail. The farm is a place that reflects the ingenuity of the narrator's father....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro] 1814 words
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Class and Politics in Renaissance London - When Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker wrote their Roaring Girl in 1611, they based it loosely on Mary Frith, who was frequenting taverns and playhouses in men’s clothing in London and had to appear in front of the court. Moll is the name of half the prostitutes in London and in their play; we meet Moll Cutpurse, the Roaring Girl. Dekker and Middleton use the unusual girl to criticize the London society. Moll goes between classes to evaluate the people in London as is shown when she talks to Sir Thomas and Lord Noland, stating When next, my lord, you spy any of one of those, So he be in his art a scholar, question him, Tempt him with gold to open the large book Of his close villainies; and...   [tags: roaring girl, london, thomas dekker]
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The Struggles in Maya Angelou's Life - The early 1930’s a time where segregation was still an issue in the United States it was especially hard for a young African American girl who is trying to grow and become an independent woman. At this time, many young girls like Maya Angelou grew up wishing they were a white woman with blond hair and blue eyes. That was just the start of Angelou's problems though. In the autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou goes into great depth about her tragic childhood, from moving around to different houses, and running away and having a child at the age of 16....   [tags: biography, divorce, african american girl]
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Comparing Language in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost - Function of Language in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost      African American literature is a genre that has, in recent years, grown almost exponentially. African American novels such as Tina McElroy Ansa's Baby of the Family and Donald Goines' Black Girl Lost are increasingly becoming more popular with the public. Baby of the Family is a wonderfully written "coming of age novel" ("Reviews 2") about a young girl named Lena McPherson as she grows up and must learn to deal with her extraordinary powers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Marxist Theory in Hard Times (Coketown) and Watercress Girl - Marxist Theory in Hard Times (Coketown) and Watercress Girl      These two works may both be looked at from a Marxist point of view in finding explanation for the authors' purpose in putting pen to paper. When using a Marxist approach to analyzing literature we must bear in mind several key terms. As we look at these texts we must bear in mind what the bourgeoisie is; this is the upper or ruling class of a society. They are in place to rule due to their control over the "base, or the economic means of production" (Bressler 212)....   [tags: hard Coketown Watercress]
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She is All That Movie Review - Shes All That is a movie about typical teenagers. A high school jock, Zack Siler, makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive nerdy girl, Laney Boggs, into the school's prom queen in 6 weeks. Laney’s character changes throughout the film. The use of stereotypes shows the change in her personality and character. When she is first introduced in the film, she wears glasses and a horrible combination of colors. She as well wears glasses, which portrays her to be a geek that does not fit in with the other perfect looking characters....   [tags: stereotype, nerdy girl, prom queen] 704 words
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs A narrative that describes a young girl's trails and tribulations while being an involuntary member of the institution of slavery, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl attempts to open many eyes to the world of slavery. The author, Harriet Jacobs, wishes those in north would do more to put a stop to the destructive practice entitled slavery. As Jacobs states, slavery contains a de-constructive force that effects to all who surround it....   [tags: Papers] 467 words
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl uses clear detail and straightforward language, except when talking about her sexual history, to fully describe what it is like to be a slave. Jacobs says that Northerners only think of slavery as perpetual bondage; they don't know the depth of degradation there is to that word. She believes that no one could truly understand how slavery really is unless they have gone through it. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl do not only tell about the physical pains and hard labor that she went through....   [tags: Papers Slavery Harriet Jacobs Essays]
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William Blake's The Tyger, London, and the Little Girl Lost - William Blake's The Tyger, London, and the Little Girl Lost William Blake's the Tyger is a reminiscent of when God questions Job rhetorically about his creations. The Tyger also uses a significant amount of imagery and symbolism, which contributes to its spiritual aspects. In the poem London, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory. This associated with London and to show how 'real' people of London felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful city where the wealthy lived and socialized....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs' words in Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl clearly suggests that the life as a slave girl is harsh and unsatisfactory. In this Composition, Jacobs is born a slave, never to be freed. She struggles through life in many instances making life seem impossible. The author's purpose is to state to the people what happened during slavery times in the point of view of a slave. Her life is so harsh that she even hides from her master for 7 years in a cramped space in the top of a shed without any room to walk....   [tags: English Literature] 503 words
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The Depiction of Corporate America in The Movies Big and Working Girl - The Depiction of Corporate America in The Movies Big and Working Girl Opinions and views that take place in Hollywood movies are intended to be realistic. To the viewer, the plots and stories seem so believable that reality becomes faded and a simulated world becomes present inside their minds. In the movies Big and Working girl, Corporate America is portrayed actually the way it is. The atmosphere in Corporate America has progressed toward a higher complexity. The education and skills needed to succeed must be met to rise the corporate ladder....   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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It's Every Girl for Herself in Bernice Bobs Her Hair - It's Every Girl for Herself in Bernice Bobs Her Hair        Picture a fragile glass merry-go-round, a menagerie, if you will, of adolescent social classes and structure. The animals revolve, always mindlessly following the one in front, each measuring his own height compared to his neighbors. If you fall short or fall behind, never fear, just throw a jagged rock and shatter Mr. Popularity in front, take his place, and the merry-go-round revolves still. There is no world outside, nothing matters more than this brittle status-seeking ambition and the taboos, requirements, and rewards that come with it....   [tags: Bernice Bobs Her Hair]
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World tells the classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl but first must overcome problems which the girl brings from her past that interferes with their relationship. Initially defeated, sad boy realizes that this girl is “the one” and so goes into battle for her once more, and this time he is victorious. Where Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fresh and unique is in the combination of styles and influences from comic books (Scott Pilgrim originally being a comic before being made as a film) and video games, particularly styles of video games popular during the early era of home video consoles in the 1980s and 1990s for which the intended audience of th...   [tags: Film Review, Boy meets Girl] 2060 words
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Free Things They Carried Essays: The Girl Next Door - The Girl Next Door in The Things They Carried The Feminist Approach Method to critical analysis examines the feminism implied within the text. In Tim O'Brien's, The Things They Carried, the story, "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong," is a story about the changes in a female when she is exposed to war. But, more importantly it is a story that illustrates how women are more than sex objects. "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong," proves that female and male stereotypes do not always apply. "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong," is a story being told by Rat Kiley to Mitchell Sanders, two soldiers of the Vietnam War....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays] 609 words
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Minorities in Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon - Minorities within Minorities in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon        In a study about minorities, the groups that are differing from the dominant culture are seen as homogeneous. But, if we look deeper into the groups, we can see that there are distinctions among the minorities concerning lifestyle and social status. In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Push, and Song of Solomon the authors gave some examples in the background of their stories that shows people with differential identities of the general identity of the minorities....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]
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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs' Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl The feminist movement sought to gain rights for women. Many feminist during the early nineteenth century fought for the abolition of slavery around the world. The slave narrative became a powerful feminist tool in the nineteenth century. Black and white women are fictionalized and objectified in the slave narrative. White women are idealized as pure, angelic, and chaste while black woman are idealized as exotic and contained an uncontrollable, savage sexuality....   [tags: Feminism Slavery Women Jacobs Essays] 1350 words
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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl: Harriet Jacobs - Harriet Jacobs and The Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl From 1813 to 1879, lived a woman of great dignity, strong will, and one desire. A woman who was considered nothing more than just a slave girl would give anything for the freedom for herself and her two children. Harriet Jacobs, who used the pen name Linda Brent, compiled her life into a little book called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Mrs. Jacobs' story, once read, will leave nothing but pity and heart ache for her readers as they discover the life she had to endure....   [tags: Harriet Jacobs Biography Slave] 1478 words
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Your Lost Little Girl by James Morrison - Your Lost Little Girl by James Morrison The song "Your Lost Little Girl" was a metaphorical symbolism for everything Morrison believed in. It reflects Jim's terrible disposition for authority and his goal to show people the way to freedom. He believed that to accept authority was to become authority. His excessive drug use and drinking fueled him to write some of the most original and visionary music ever. It also led him to a mind state that left some people thinking him insane and others thinking him a god....   [tags: Papers] 887 words
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Major Character Analysis in Maggie a Girl of the Streets and The Awakening - Major Character Analysis In the late nineteenth century people obtained more freedom. The American rags to riches story struck a chord with many people and they tried to change their social class. For some, even with new opportunities in life, it would be hard for them to climb the class ladder. Many people live lives full of hardship and obstacles, such as Maggie Johnson from Stephen Crane's Maggie a Girl of the Streets, who grows up in the slums of New York City. Edna Pontellier from Kate Chopin's The Awakening lives a life of extravagance and wealth but still ends up dying a sad and lonely death because she makes poor decisions....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1989 words
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Motherhood in Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Motherhood, in its simplest definition is the state of being a mother; however, it isn't as clear cut and emotionless as the definition implies. Motherhood holds a different meaning for everyone. For some it is a positive experience, for others it's negative. Different situations change motherhood and the family unit. Slavery is an institution that twists those ideas into something hardly recognizable. The Master and the Mistress are parental figures. Slaves never became adults; they are called boy or girl no matter what their age....   [tags: American Literature] 1205 words
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Biography And History: Harriet Jacobs The Life Of A Slave Girl - Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, that is, yourself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
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Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Swallow Barn and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Relationships, regardless of the nature, can be as subjective as their individual participants. As well, stories are usually told from a single perspective. The works of literature, Swallow Barn and Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, that will be examined in this essay are as different as black and white, figuratively and literally. It is no wonder then, that the relationships between master and slave are depicted with the same degree of variation....   [tags: Compare Contrast Analysis] 1737 words
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The Girl of My Dreams Fell for My Best Friend - Personal Narrative- The Girl of My Dreams Fell for My Best Friend Have you ever thought that you knew someone better than you knew yourself. Three years ago I met a girl. She was not just any girl, she had a presence about her, a personality that just could not be described correctly with words. I was really intrigued by her, and in the next couple of months we would become really good friends. Rachel had become a confidant, someone who I could trust for advice and guidance no matter what the situation....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 689 words
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Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl Song - Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl Song When we hear the song Brown-Eyed Girl, it is safe to assume the majority of us think of the Van Morrison version that was first introduced in his album Blowin’ Your Mind, released in 1967. Since that time the song’s legend and popularity have grown to unprecedented heights. Many artists have redone the song, some with a similar music style to Morrison (like Jimmy Buffet), and others of a completely different genre like the punk rock band Green Day. In my essay I will argue that the stylistic differences between the two songs are not a barrier....   [tags: Music Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Our Time - Soul Writing in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Our Time      Real writing, soul writing is dangerous; there is an intrinsic, gut-churning element of risk within the process of telling the truth, a risk that yields an adrenaline rush that parallels skydiving and skinny-dipping. The thrill of one's own truth displayed nakedly in little black letters on a white page is scary and beautiful, both chaining and freeing. The issue for authors, like skydivers, is that after they jump out of the plane (start writing) the fears don't disappear....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Louise: An Emotional Binge Eater - ... Robert Lavitan of the University of Toronto has conducted research on the correspondence between sentiments and consumption patterns. In Dr. Lavitan’s article Emotions and Eating Behavior: Implications for the Current Obesity Epidemic He explains the linkage between emotions and eating disorders. Dr. Lavitan suggests, that although the exact underlying reason as to why emotions, social and familial implications can cause one to have problematic eating habits, it is certain that there is direct correlation between the two....   [tags: Andre Dubus' The Fat Girl, analaysis]
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Terra-Cotta Girl - Terra Cotta Girl The poem has clear, wide-open drama while managing ambiguity and open-endedness. A sort of modern local color piece tinted with Southern elements, it nevertheless makes its characters real and sympathetic, treats important themes that are both topical and general, and offers an apt objective relationship with universal implications. Technically a lyric, the poem filled with narrative and drama: an off-the-farm college girl, a Southerner, and perhaps a Georgian like Sellers herself, has fallen in love with a “quiet girl down the hall” (9)....   [tags: essays research papers] 943 words
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The Development of Antagonists - Authors employ similar qualities of motives and characteristics to the antagonists of their novels in order to relate the situation to the reader through the common traits witnessed in human nature. In the novels Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, each author attributes the qualities of jealousy, manipulation, and questionable sanity to the antagonists of their composition. Through this depiction of conventional topics, the authors are able to convey that when people are driven by the greed for power, they will always be defeated by those driven by honorable means....   [tags: Goose Girl, Water for Elephants, The Crucible]
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The Shell of Despair - ... Eventually we left, I left with a better understanding of how sad that day was. As I left the house, despair didn’t stop clinging to my shoulders. All the way to the car it hung on. As I stepped into the car, I looked at the colorful house, and with despair clouding my view; it didn’t look so colorful anymore. When I got home, I went straight to bed and cried, because despair can effect even the strongest of people. Strength is a physical attribute, however the strongest of people cannot overcome the strongest of emotions....   [tags: Migration of the Negroes, Song for a dark girl] 1257 words
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The Lost Girl - ... Suddenly, even though I was alone, I began to hear whispering. It was the voice, it took over me, controlled me in ways I couldn't even handle, but it, being my mind is me right. "Go on." It yelled. "Go on get it, you know you can't resist, you're all alone. She may not even return, just like your Daddy!" A loud scream prevailed from the back of my throat. I opened the drawer, look down at the blade which was now my best friend, a sudden rush of excitement went cursing through my blood, as I picked up my friend....   [tags: personal narrative] 960 words
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Community Service Hours - ... We practiced the procedure for dialing 911, watched instructional videos, role played different scenarios, and sent the girls home at the end with a basic first aid kit of their own. I added a special brain game for the girls whose parents were late coming to pick them up. The next day my mom also needed me to speak to a group of older Junior girls at the same school about the Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve that involves organizing and completing a community service project....   [tags: girl, scout, volunteer, pantry, food] 662 words
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The Importance of Education in a Woman's Life - The Importance of Education in a Woman's Life In Girl, by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother gives advice to her young daughter about many different issues in life. The mother shows love and family togetherness by educating her daughter with her beliefs and experiences that she's encountered throughout her life. The mother very blatantly tells her daughter things she must not do in order to not be called a "slut." There are many things a young girl must learn when she is becoming a woman. There is no better teacher than her mother....   [tags: Girl Woman Education] 590 words
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Child Beauty Pageants - Many children are involved in pageants, and many varieties of people have different opinions. Some people feel that they are good, others not so much. Opinions vary from person to person, and reasoning also varies. But, the real question for this topic is "are these pageants good for them in the long run?" What comes to mind when the words "child beauty pageants" are spoken. What some people think about is, crazy moms pushing their daughters to win, and little girls dressing and to look like Barbie’s....   [tags: girl's childhood, spray tans, makeup]
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A Rabbit Who Never Stood a Chance - In Lab Rabbit Strongly Recommends Cover Girl Waterproof Mascara For Sensitive Eyes published in The Onion, the author who remained unknown, does a splendid job in mocking the Cover Girl magazine in respect to the way they cruelly treat animals to test their products, not caring what the after effects are. The author writes the article in the rabbits point of view, as if it were the rabbit telling the story, this gives the article a more personal feel as it is read. The author’s purpose for this piece of literature is to inform as well as entertain the reader, given the way the article was narrated, in addition to some particularly funny but also gory details....   [tags: cover girl, lab rabbit, animal testing]
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Valuable Identity Factors Allowing Acceptance in Society - ... Lahiri emphasizes that it was not until the beginning of the 21st century that the word “Indian-American” has come up. This is when Indian-Americans were officially accepted by society. Her psychological struggle between her bicultural identities were somehow summed up with a hyphen and bound together as one. She states, “What a difference from my early life, when there was no such way to describe me” (Lahiri 547). She finally found a way to bring her two lives together and identify herself with this word....   [tags: Kincaid's Girl, Lahiri's My Two Lives]
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Compare and Contrast of "The Goose Girl" by the Grimm Brothers and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe - Upon reading both short stories of Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Tell- Tale Heart” and the Grimm Brothers “The Goose Girl” one can automatically see some resemblance and diversity between the two. For example both the chambermaid and the unnamed narrator use violence and manipulation to get what they both desire the most, murder is involved in both stories, and they don’t feel much remorse of what they do and it makes them happy. While both stories have correlations they also have a sense of their own unique differences such as in the Goose Girl, the chambermaid is greedy, jealous, condemned the original princess to take her place as a chambermaid and the princess and original chambermaid never got a...   [tags: Murder, Remorse]
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates - There are always two sides to every story. The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, by Joyce Carol Oates is a prefect example of just that. In this short story, the main character is a fifteen year old girl, named Connie. The young adolescent has two sides to herself; one when she is at home and one when she is out with her friends. When Connie is at home, she acts childlike. However, when she goes out she tries to act like an adult by changing her clothes and the way she talks....   [tags: connie, religion, teenage girl, devil, angel]
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