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The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick - The short story, “The Shawl,” written by Cynthia Ozick, recounts World War II by providing a very vivid image of a Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany. As one reads, he or she can see that Ozick does a wonderful job in portraying the hard times of Jews during the Holocaust. In the first paragraph, we meet the central characters, Rosa, Stella, and Magda as they attempt to endure the fears of life in the Nazi Concentration Camp. Rosa and Stella, her niece, are marching in a line to the camp with Rosa’s daughter, Magda, wrapped and hidden in a shawl from the German soldiers....   [tags: The Shawl Essays]
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Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl - Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl The plot of this story does not adhere to the conventional plot line. I feel that the Shawl’s plot came to early. Magda dies to early in the novel. I would have wanted her to be living just a little while longer so that we can build some sort of relationship with her. In my opinion, all we know of this fifteen-month-old baby is what Rosa tells of her daughter. Magda never lives long enough to see life through the eye of the reader. This takes away from a conventional plot line....   [tags: Cynthia Ozick The Shawl Essays] 2141 words
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Use of Symbolism in Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl - In The Shawl, Cynthia Ozick uses descriptive details to engage the reader. The story describes the horror of Nazism. The setting of the story is a concentration camp. The three main characters are Rosa, who was a mother of two daughters, Stella who was fourteen and Magda who was fifteen months. The plot of the story surrounds a magic shawl. The shawl is a major part of the complication, climax and resolution of the story. The magic shawl is the only thing the three starving women have keeping them alive and eventually leads to their demise....   [tags: Symbol Analysis The Shawl]
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The Shawl - Born and raised in a family of storytellers, it’s no wonder that this author, Louise Erdrich became a prolific writer. Louise was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, near the Chippewa Reservation with her mom, who had Native American roots and her dad who was of German descent. Her parents encouraged and challenged her at an early age to read, also to write stories and even paid her a nickel for each one that she wrote. Lorena Stookey states that Louise Erdrich’s style of writing is “like William Faulkner, she creates a fictional world and peoples it with multiple narrators whose voices commingle to shape her readers’ experience of that world” (Stookey 14)...   [tags: Louise Erdrich] 1247 words
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The Shawl - Many times in stories, authors will use the setting to set the stage for the story. The setting is like the foundation of the story, and without one the story seems merely lost. Quite often the setting will build up the story and affect the characters, and the characters behaviors. Against the backdrop of a Holocaust concentration camp, Ozick produces two static characters whose lack of development throughout the story emphasizes the theme of overwhelming hopelessness. In The Shawl Rosa, her infant daughter Magda, and her fourteen year old companion Stella are Jews interned in a concentration camp during World War II....   [tags: Holocaust Concentration Camp Ozick] 586 words
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The Function of the Shawl in Ozick's The Shawl - The Function of the Shawl in Ozick’s “The Shawl” Suffering becomes a way of life for Magda, Stella and Rosa, as they struggle to survive during the Holocaust. During these trying times, some cling to ideals and dreams, while others find unusual vessels of hope – like the shawl – to perdure in their austere living conditions. Although the shawl becomes a source of conflict between Magda, Stella and Rosa in this narrative, it also serves as a pivotal force and a motivational factor. In Ozick’s “The Shawl”, a small wrap allows its owners to triumph over the adversities of a concentration camp, the “magic shawl” comforts, nourishes, protects and prolongs life....   [tags: Cynthia Ozick]
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Who Introduced Innovations in the Kashmiri Shawl - ... Till the end of 11th century, we cannot find any reference from the historical chronicles which will suggest the role of Kings or communities over the development of this industry. But, the role of Sultans in the 13th and 14th century is well documented. Many historians hold the argument that among the sultans who ruled Kashmir, Sultan Zain who ruled Kashmir from 1420- 1470 took personnel interest in the development of the shawl industry. They (Historians) argue that Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin took many “great” steps in the ‘revival’ of this industry and made elaborate arrangements to make shawl weaving a great economic, profit making industry....   [tags: kings, royal patronage] 866 words
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Themes of Loss in "The Shawl" and "Bone Black" - The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. In terms of relationships within a family, usually the closest is between the parent and child. When this relationship is cut short or is nonexistent because of a loss it can be especially devastating. The loss of a family member does not always refer to an actual physical loss, but can also refer to an emotional distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Comparing the Use of Setting in The Shawl and The Portable Phonograph - Use of Setting in "The Shawl" and "The Portable Phonograph"              In literature, setting is often used to enhance or develop characters, provide realism, and create a mood or atmosphere for a story (Roberts 256). Two short stories, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick and Walter Van Tillburg Clark’s "The Portable Phonograph" explore victims of war in the vivid settings that the authors have created. Although both works are vague as to geographic setting and place in time, the authors’ detailed descriptions of the character’s surroundings envelop the reader and lend an air of authenticity to the tales (Kauvar 180)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Surviving Life and One’s Conscience - Survival of the fittest has been used in biology to explain the evolution of creatures on earth. However, this term relates to humans at a greater level because their survival is based on their emotional and physical conditions. No matter how noble a person is, his or her natural instinct in case of an emergency is to save his or herself. However, the choice, which the person makes at that time, follows the person subconsciously throughout his or her life. Therefore, a person’s action at the time of crisis is what defines the person’s true nature, and the development of that person through time....   [tags: survival instinct, the shawl, the curse]
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Importance of Family in Anishinaabeg Culture - ... The father pictures the girl’s death as her own mother, Aanakwad, throwing the girl over the edge of the wagon. This is what he tells his own son who is left behind to stay with him. When Aanakwad decides to leave, there is a disagreement with what is going to happen to the children. Aanakwad leaves with both the baby and their nine year old daughter. This means that the five year old son, named Gego, gets left behind with the father who has tuberculosis. While the mother and two girls are leaving, Gego realizes that he is being left behind....   [tags: Louise Erdrich's The Shawl] 984 words
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Versatile Uses for Scarves - For centuries, scarf has been the foremost versatile accent for ladies. This text talks concerning some basic scarf attachment directions or steps on the way to tie a shawl for many common and common forms of scarves. Due to varied scarf styles, materials and shapes out there of late, scarf has become a perfect accent for all seasons and occasions. If worn well, it adds barely of magnificence and charm to any formal or informal apparel. Commonly, fashionable or modern scarf is created of silk, material or acetate that give a lightweight weight, fluid movement, strength, and a shiny end....   [tags: shawl, bandana, designer] 535 words
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Can you live without it? - Have you ever had a possession that was so essential to your existence that you felt you couldn’t live without it. For instance, I have known many people who have said. I will die without that. They may be speaking of things such as their cell phone, or their Blackberry. In these cases being without these items probably wouldn’t cause them to die. Similarly, there are also people who hold onto items that belonged to a loved one, no longer in their life, who believe that without this item, they will die....   [tags: Literary Review]
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Loss of a Family Member, and Its Effects on the Family - Kenji Miyazawa once said, “we must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”. This quote applies to loss in the fact that when we face a loss we must continue our lives and use the loss to make us stronger. The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. The loss of a family member does not always refer to a death, but can also refer to an emotional or physical distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Plight of Women in Literature - It has been said that the inner workings of a woman’s mind is truly an enigma, and I tend to agree. At any point, women’s hopes, dreams, silent sufferings, internal battles, and undisclosed desires may play a role in how they live their lives and do the things they do. In addition to those aspects of the complicated state of being a woman, becoming a mother can completely change a woman’s viewpoint on many things, as it has for me. Through the author’s use of setting, symbolism, and dynamic characters, the allegorical nature of certain stories in literature give insight on the plight of women - which may be interpreted differently by different people....   [tags: Setting, Symbolism, Character Development] 1366 words
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The Presence of Different Elements of Power in the Synagogue as Read in Malory Nye’s Religion: The Basics - ... Even after they had completed the touch and kiss action, they continued to watch the Torah circulate throughout the synagogue. One concept of power that Michel Foucault suggests is the panopticon, which says that the perceived existence of any form of constant surveillance has the ability to greatly influence the observed actions (Nye 2008, 72). Foucault mentions the diversity of relationships and contexts in which this panopticon can be observed (Nye 2008, 73). In my observations, I found that the synagogue was a place that resembled Foucault’s panopticon, particularly the time when the Torah was present in the service....   [tags: Religion, Surveillance] 1196 words
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Cynthia Ozick - Cynthia Ozick Cynthia Ozick was an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. She considers herself an American Jewish writer. Cynthia Ozick was a writer of fiction and non-fiction, but did not bloom her career until she was 32 years old. Her literary hero was Henry James. After Cynthia Ozick finished graduate school, she would read for hours. She tried to read all the books that she never read before. She tried to learn everything she could from the books that she read....   [tags: essays papers]
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To Change in Louise Erdrich's Red Convertible and The Shaw - Exploring Change To change is to become different, to progress, and to grow. In Louise Erdrich’s stories “Red Convertible” and “The Shawl” the idea of change is used as a catalyst to advance the stories in a new and interesting direction. Both stories explain or imply some sort of change within their first sentences. The first sentence of “Red Convertible” reads, “I was the first one to drive a convertible on my reservation.” This is a change for the reservation, as it is the first time someone has driven a convertible on the reservation....   [tags: life, narrator, alter]
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B’nai Aviv Synagogue: Shabbat Service - Established in 1988, the B’nai Aviv Synagogue is one of South Florida’s most prestigious Conservative Jewish structures of worship. According to the article, “Conservative Judaism – Religious Facts,” these synagogues seek to escape the immoderations of Reform and Orthodox Judaism while preserving traditional elements through practical modernization. For example, “Conservative Judaism holds that the laws of the Torah and Talmud are of divine origin, and thus mandates the following of Halacha (Jewish law)....   [tags: conservative structures, jewish worship, florida]
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Jewish American Literatue - ... The beginnings of groups, for example, The Civil Rights Movement, were then starting to take form to support better human rights, including those of women. After the Smolinsky family emigrates to America, these changes in outlooks creates a division between parent and child. Reb continues to believe the philosophy of women subordination in his household, and as a result, instigates much conflict of the parent-child relationship. The father’s attitude toward womanhood definitely can be connected to his spiritual beliefs as well because Reb normally uses the sacred book as a reason to the control his children....   [tags: duty matters] 2209 words
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Belies, Customs and Religion of Different Regions - In an attempt to satisfy my curiosity about the practices, beliefs, and customs of different religions, I registered for a religion analysis and interpretation course. It was expected that this course would encourage individuals to use critical thinking, while highlighting religious key points, and recognizing different traditions and belief systems. The initial assignment presented in this course was a site visit report. This assignment required each individual student to be a guest of a religious site that did not belong to their religion....   [tags: church, orthodox judaism]
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Living in Sin by Adrienne Rich - In the poem “Living in Sin” written by Adrienne Rich, Adrienne begins the poem with the perception of having a perfect relationship in which everything great will majestically fall into place for her. She has the fantasy that there is no work and/or effort to be put forth into a perfect relationship when she soon realizes is false. “Living in Sin” tells the story of a young woman who is unhappy with her life as well as her husband because of the fact that she feels she is nothing but a maid rather than a beloved woman with the love and affection of a great husband....   [tags: perfect relationship, marriage]
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