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Parental Detachment in I Stand Here Ironing - Every parent knows how difficult it is to make decisions in the best interest of their children. There is always some doubt in the back of the mind, what if this happens or that happens. Tillie Olsen shows in her story “I Stand Here Ironing” the conflict and the results of one mother’s decisions. She illustrates the back, forth motion of the iron as the back and forth doubts in the mother’s mind. The detachment between mother and daughter in “I Stand Here Ironing” is understandable. The mother struggles daily with the decisions she made while her oldest child Emily was a young baby and toddler....   [tags: I Stand Here Ironing, parenting, ] 922 words
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Themes Illustrated in Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing - The story begins with a sentence “I stand here ironing, and what you asked me moves tormented back and forth with the iron” (Olsen 73). It is unusual that the story starts with a description of the mother ironing. This strategy easily draws readers’ attention and introduces the narrator character to the readers. “I stand here ironing” is a very straightforward and simple description, but yet it conveys a deeper meaning and draws the readers into the narrative. The mother’s ironing provides the metaphor for the whole story....   [tags: I Stand Here Ironing] 738 words
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Review of movie Stand By Me - Review of movie Stand By Me Stand By Me is a movie based on a novel by Stephen King. It tells the story of four preteens, who during a boring summer day, embark on a journey to find the body of a dead twelve year old, who has been missing by news accounts, but known to them, to be lying in the woods near a river bank. The story is told as an historical narrative about the lives and relationships of the four main characters in this movie, Gordy, Chris, Teddy, and Vern. In this essay, I will discuss how communication, and self-concept, affects the characters, and their interactions....   [tags: Film Movie Stand Me Essays Papers]
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I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen - 'I Stand Here Ironing' by Tillie Olsen A good example of Modernism is a short story called 'I Stand Here Ironing' by Tillie Olsen. This story not only portrays gender roles but also family roles. Here the narrator is a mother giving the reader a glimpse into her life, choices she made as a mother, and being a single parent. Through her defense of her situation, she exposes to the reader the underlying insecurities that riddle her mind about her mothering. The tale opens with the narrator explaining the pain she feels when she is reminded of her past and the choices she made....   [tags: Stand Ironing Tillie Olsen Essays] 669 words
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Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing - Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing Tillie Olsen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1913, the child of political refugees from Russia. Olsen dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to help support her family during the depression. She became politically active in the Young Communist League and was involved in the Warehouse Union’s labor disputes in Kansas City. Her first novel, Yonnondio, about a poor, working-class family, was begun when she was nineteen. While writing the novel over the next four years, she gave birth to her first child and was left to raise the baby alone after her husband abandoned her....   [tags: Olsen Stand Here Ironing Essays]
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Deborah Tall's From Where We Stand - Deborah Tall's From Where We Stand In her book, From Where We Stand, Deborah Tall, tells us the story of coming to Geneva, New York, to begin teaching. It is a personal account of coming to terms with a new and foreign place. It gives us the chance of watching her learn about landscapes, people, and history. It moves through time, through her own life, and especially through motherhood. In the end, and after more than a decade, she gives us the signs of what it means to live out of and within the place where you are....   [tags: Deborah Tall Where Stand Essays] 1531 words
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Untraditional Techniques in I Stand Here Ironing - Untraditional Techniques in I Stand Here Ironing In "I Stand Here Ironing", Tillie Olsen uses a very untraditional plot to achieve a lasting impression with her readers. Her technique reaches out and grabs you as you read. She accomplishes this by speaking in first person, second person, and third person and by using flashbacks in non-chronological order. These techniques draw you into the plot and make you pay closer attention to what is going on. One specific way that Olsen achieves this is by talking in first person and in third person....   [tags: Tillie Olsen Stand Here Ironing Essays] 564 words
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The Mother Daughter Relationship in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen - The Mother Daughter Relationship in "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen 'I stand here ironing,' a unique phrase uttered by a woman in her conquest of life. It may seem like an unwanted phrase to many, but it has deep meaning behind it. This phrase is almost whispered by the narrator of ?I Stand Here Ironing,. Tillie Olsen, and also by many other mothers going through an important stage in their lives. The stage in life that the mother in the story is going through is called child development, and within this complicated stage arise many new worlds of imagination, emotional journeys, and soothing memories....   [tags: Stand Here Ironing Olsen Essays]
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The Stand - The Stand Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are "immune" to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the "Dark Man" are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself....   [tags: Essays Papers] 530 words
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The Stand - The Stand by Stephen King was a very detailed, and engulfing story about a possible end to mankind. This “extermination” is caused by a man-made variation of the flu that is 100% fatal and spread through the air. It wipes out 99% of the world’s population in a month, leaving around 1 million people in the entire United States. The story is about how the population is split between good and evil and the battle that goes on between the two colonies. The story is presented from many different point of views, because there are around ten to fifteen different main characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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Stand and Deliver - Stand and Deliver “There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion. Because of these two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. Math is the great equalizer... When you go for a job, the person giving you that job will not want to hear your problems; ergo, neither do I. You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is ganas....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review] 1481 words
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Take a Stand - Take a Stand April 11, 2010 Take a Stand As a parent of a school age child, the issue of the mandated school dress code is a subject well to be discussed. We, parents encourage our children to be independent thinkers, not to follow the crowd. But isn’t that what the uniforms promote. The uniform structure in the school does not support individuality. According to proponents of the school uniforms, wearing uniforms serves to increase a sense of belonging and of school pride. Isn’t that what pep rallies are for....   [tags: Education ]
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Stand By Me - Life is fragile, everything that knows life will eventually meet death; it is impossible to mention one without the other. Humans have grasped the concept of life and death more so than any other species, yet we still consider it one of the great unknowns. All man knows in regards to life, he learns from his experiences with death. Man can look to many classic and religious texts searching for the meaning of life, but the only way one can truly learn it is through experience. To many, finding happiness means first coming to terms with the finite stretch of life one has and then making the most of it....   [tags: Film Critique]
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Business Analysis of a Lemonade Stand - The information illustrated from the journal, to the income statement, to the balance sheet discloses the original expenditures of the Lemonade stand's fixed assets and the accumulated financial loss transcribed over Season One, which includes six days of revenues and expenses, which shows the standard practices of accounting methods appearing on the journal, income statements, and balance sheet attached for the Lemonade stand. The accounting data format sets up a proportion of financial statements at any time the company wants to know how things stand in fiscal matters for the lemonade stand....   [tags: Business] 1125 words
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Taking a Stand For Animal Rights - Man created our human rights of people and it is only man that uses this concept. The human race needs to have the obligation to set limits for animal rights. The development of rights for our animals should be an effective and a possible concept that can legally be looked at. We must set a guideline for legal limits to humans when it comes to animals and their rights. If not then there can be no way to prosecute legal issues that arise for those who overstep the limits. Animals are vulnerable, defenseless and are controlled by us people to enforce animal rights....   [tags: Animal Rights ] 1613 words
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Civil Dissobedience and Taking a Stand - ... Thoreau talks about how the United States meets the guidelines for an unconstitutional government He supports himself with the history of slavery and war (SparkNotes). When researching about civil disobedience you will come across many everyday events that show people fighting for what they stand for, but don’t state it directly.Thoreau believes that Americans have a moral and social duty to stand up for what is right. Civil disobedience is an act of willful misconduct that does not obey laws that are not in the best interest of the people....   [tags: Law, Issues]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - The criminal justice system takes on a pivotal role in pursuing and preventing crimes in society. When a suspect is caught and then faced with charges for a violent crime, they legally have the right to a fair trial. In order for a criminal proceeding to successfully take place, the defendant must be fully aware of their surroundings, have a basic understanding of court procedures, as well as being capable of defending their one case. Competency to stand trial (CST) is essential for maintaining fairness in the courtroom and producing a just verdict....   [tags: criminal justice, crime, criminal, trials]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - The Supreme Court of the United States interpretation of the Sixth and a Fourteenth amendment is that defendants, who do not fit the legal description of competence to stand trial, should not be tried while they are in such a condition. Competency to stand trial refers to a person being able to participate as well as assist in his or her own defense. It has to be determined inline with the legal definition given by the laws before an individual can stand trial. The Supreme Court set a specific standard when determining competency to stand trial....   [tags: supreme court, dusky standards, juducial system]
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Stand Up For Your Beliefs - Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most prominent African-American civil rights leaders, said, “man who won't die for something is not fit to live.” In the play Antigone, Sophocles uses Antigone and Haimon’s rebellious characters as they stand up to Kreon’s authority to risk their lives for their own respective beliefs. Similar to the rebellious characters in Antigone, in Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, Nwoye and Okonkwo disobey authority and voice their own opinions. Achebe and Sophocles use characters who challenge authority to reveal the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs, regardless of the consequences....   [tags: antigone, kreon, okonkwo, things fall apart]
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Taking a Stand Against Alcohol - Taking a Stand against Alcohol On May 3, 1980, a story by Miss Tiffany S stated that an innocent human being was taken from this world. A young girl, age thirteen, was killed by a drunk driver. All she was doing was taking a peaceful walk, when all of the sudden a man who had twice the legal alcohol limit (.16) killed her instantly. (Miss Tiffany S). Every day, more people are dying due to the abuse of alcohol especially in the United States. In the U.S an estimated 17,941 people died in 2006 due to alcohol-related collisions (NHSA)....   [tags: driving under the influence]
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Stand Your Ground Laws - To begin, what is the “Stand Your Ground Law”. Well many states such as: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia have stand your ground laws which state that individuals do not have to retreat before using force in a self- defense situation or many states have laws that are remarkably similar to stand your ground laws....   [tags: State laws, Self Defense Laws]
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Stand Your Ground Law - Excerpt From: Flip a Coin: Heads, Stand Your Ground is Good Law…Tails, Stand Your Ground is Bad Law I. INTRODUCTION Batman and Spiderman are fictional characters that have been idolized by many people in this country for decades. We dress ourselves and our children as these characters for Halloween. Millions of dollars was made in movies that document and celebrate the “heroic actions” of these characters as vigilantes “fighting crime” with street justice. It is only fitting that state legislatures adopt a law that advocates this type of “heroic action” that is coveted by many, right....   [tags: Florida, coin toss, TV examples] 2664 words
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Stand Your Ground Laws - The Stand Your Ground Laws are becoming a hot topic in today’s news. Headlines are flooded with stories about cases around the country. These laws surround everyone from your everyday citizens to prominent sports figures and entertainers. The Stand Your Ground laws provide individuals with certain rights to protect themselves in events where they may feel threatened. It is also known as the Castle Rule, most of the United States have adopted some form of this law to protect its’ residents who may feel the need to use self-defense in situations where they may feel threatened....   [tags: Castle Rule Essays]
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Stand Your Ground? - There has been much publicity surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin; an unarmed 17-year-old Florida youth shot to death by a neighborhood watch patrolman. On March 19, 2012, The Miami Herald published an editorial that further fueled the flames of racial discrimination and depicted the law enforcement authorities that handled the situation as incompetent. This editorial leads off with, "Law enforcement authorities in the Seminole County community of Sanford have a lot of explaining to do...", follows with, "police Chief Bill Lee vows to follow the evidence, but his department's words and actions up to now only serve to raise more doubts about the investigation" (Miami Herald...   [tags: U.S. Law ]
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Stand Your Ground - In life, it is natural to desire things, whether it is to open doors for one person or being able to see your family once last time. This type of desire has spanned over generations from the 1400s to modern day, from Verona, Italy to outer space. Critically acclaimed William Shakespeare, Pulitzer Prize winner Conrad Ritcher, Tony Award winner William Gibson, and Oscar winner William Broyles Jr. demonstrate an important message in life. Nothing worth having comes easy but you should never give up....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare] 813 words
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Custer´s Last Stand - The film tells the legend of General George Armstrong Custer, the “Indian Fighter” and the controversy surrounding the notoriously ambitious General’s heroism followed after his final battle in the Black Hills. The General was idolized more after his death through the portrayal of a gallant death in the era’s print media, drawings and memoirs; hence the “Last Stand”. The controversy that follows Custer’s life seems to emanate from his methods and principles of securing victory in the military. It is undeniable that the General’s services in the US Cavalry were revered and appreciated by the nation as far as the constituent’s political and economic gross gain was concerned....   [tags: Decisions, Bravado, Military] 752 words
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Leadership Personal Stand - “Leadership Personal Stand” “When I lay down on my bed when I thought about the God I serve and all I’m going through. As the memories rushed down through my mind, it brought tears down to my pillow; saying to myself I must rise and go and testify – because man was made to serve Jah and together we will live forever.” These insightful extract of Luciano’s serve Jah song lyrics has influenced me to ask myself, what is my purpose. My purpose in life is deeply rooted in my Christian believe and God’s two greatest commandments: Serve the one true God and love other people like thy self....   [tags: responsibilities, visionary] 1149 words
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The Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida - ... As used in this section, the term: “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night. “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest. “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property (2013)....   [tags: innocence, defensive force] 794 words
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Analyzing the Stand Your Ground Law - ... I personally believe that the first step is to apologize to the families affected by the creation of the law. Secondly, remove the law and replace it with one that doesn’t give so much power to the individual households. If that means having to create a new task force, do it. If that means having to place an official policeman within each community that has Neighborhood Watch, do it. Do whatever needs to be done, but something must be done. However, there are some who believe that the Stand Your Ground Law has ample reason to still be called into play....   [tags: Florida legislation, self protection]
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Trust in Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver - Both Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Jamie Esclante in Stand and Deliver faced students stuck in low-income backgrounds and neighborhoods of crime. Despite the low achievement of these students, both teachers were able to foster a mastery of a subject to their students. Even though the subjects of English and math are extremely different, one method united both teachers and allowed them to teach their students effectively— trust. Erin and Jamie were successful because of the trust they put in their students....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1156 words
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Stand by Me, an Example of Good Literature - The film, Stand by Me, can be studied as an example of good literature by noting the use of well-built characters. An adequate amount of symbolism can also be found throughout the film. Near the end of the story, the main character has an unexpected epiphany that notes a radical change in his character development. The film carries a fantastic example of a coming-of-age theme for each of the main characters. The use of family dynamics in each character contributes to their strong development. The main character and narrator of this story, Gordie Lachance, tells us this story of his childhood from his own perspective as an adult....   [tags: symbolism, character development, Reiner]
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Stand Here Ironing by Tilie Olsen - ... Naturally, the readers will surmise that the person ironing is a woman, probably a mother ironing for a large family if she is constantly ironing, and she can not afford to have others do her laundry. All of the assumptions of the reader would be correct. The narrator is a poor mother, with a large family, who, for the most part, is raising her children on her own. The setting of the story gives us image of a very busy mother. Aside from her home there is one other location described in the story....   [tags: introspection, story analysis] 907 words
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Taking a Stand Against Animal Testing - Save a Life Every year millions of animals suffer from animal testing. These animals suffer cruel abuse at the hands of humans, the very hands that are suppose to be compassionate and be their voice. These animals are treated like trash and disposed of when testing is complete or die from the cruel nature of the test. It is time to take a stand against animal experiments and tests, it has been proven to have no benefit to humans and there are alternatives that are less costly and do not require inhumane acts of cruelty on animals....   [tags: cruel abuse, experimentation, labs]
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A Stand for Pro-Life: Stop Abortion - ... 173,000 women found it was 154% more likely to commit suicide (ProCon.org).What women know understand that getting an abortion can harm you both physically and mentally. ​Women who decide to get an abortion don’t usually realize that the baby is human the moment of conception and the fetus can feel the pain. Most doctors would say about 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate its own blood, and the heartbeat can be detected by an ultrasound. Then at just six weeks the child is starting to form its eyelid, mouth, nose, and tongue....   [tags: harmful, health, baby, child, cancer]
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Stand By Me - Stand By Me Stand by me was the first topic we studied this term we were put into groups of six to create a short play based on the 70s film stand by me based on Stephen King's Short story "The Body", "Stand By Me" tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing - and it becomes a race to see who'll be able to recover the body first....   [tags: Drama] 492 words
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Hugo Münsterberg's On the Witness Stand - Hugo Münsterberg's On the Witness Stand For this book report, I decided to read Hugo Münsterberg's On the Witness Stand. This book contains essays on psychology and crime and eyewitness testimony. Today this book is used as a reference for many issues in forensic psychology. For this report, I focused on two chapters of the book: Illusions and the Memory of the Witness. I am going to first summarize the two chapters I read then talk about what was going on at the time this book was written. I will then report some of the research in the book, and finish with my opinion on how this book has contributed to the literature and how it relates to the current knowledge of forensic psychology....   [tags: Book Report Analysis] 1681 words
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The Significance of the Last Stand - The Significance of the Last Stand I. Fictionalizing History Relating history of past to history of present [1] What do historians create with the history they account. History is a story that never ends. The events of the present in essence have already happened in the past. Historians try to make sense of the present by deconstructing the past. Only through analysis of the past can one understand the present. I remember playing cowboys and Indians as a child. I would always play the part of the cowboys, and consequently the cowboys always won....   [tags: History Historical essays] 3228 words
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Where we Stand by Hooks - Where we Stand by Hooks In our current society, it is acceptable to talk about race or gender. However, when it comes to the subject of class, people tend to tense, and are uncertain as to where they stand. At one time in history money afforded prestige and power, however now, money is a large part of our society and tends to rule many peoples lives. In the book Where We Stand: Class Matters, by bell hooks, she describes a life growing up in a family who had nothing, to now becoming one of America’s most admired writers....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 595 words
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Rob Reiner's Stand By Me - Rob Reiner's Stand By Me “Stand By Me” is a film directed by Rob Reiner, which is based on the novella “The Body” by Stephen King. Stand By Me is the story of four twelve year olds living in a small town in the year 1959, whose lives were changed by a chance adventure that they embarked on at the end of an indolent summer. The four boys were Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix), Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman), and Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell). It fits into the film genre coming of age....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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The "Stand Your Ground Law" Should Not be a Law - Seventeen years ago, in a small town towards the southern part of Oregon, Springfield, a well-known mechanic went into a fast-food restaurant, walked behind a man who was eating lunch, and shot him in the back of the head. There had not been any sign of altercation that the man who was shot was carrying a firearm. But the shooter thought that the dead man had threatened his daughter. A local lawyer said that the dead man was in fact “a violent man, a drug dealer by trade.” Some people believe that the shooter should have left the case to the police, the local lawyer said, but the victim should also have “moderated his behavior.” George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer/wanna-be cop,...   [tags: Florida, Civil Rights, Defense] 586 words
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Analysis of ‘Stand your Ground’ Laws Encourage Vigilantes - In recent years, American citizens have increasingly felt the need to protect themselves. This has led to laws being established in many states widely known as stand your ground laws. These laws allow citizens to take action if they feel their life is threatened or they are in potential harm, instead of retreating. Without doubt, this has led to much controversy with individuals taking strong stances on both sides of the issue. Some feel it’s a necessity, while others take the opinion that it is unethical and needs to be repealed across all states....   [tags: cynthia tucker,vigilantism,self defense laws]
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Stand-Up Comedy: A Forum for Making Identity - Identity is a fluid concept that has no static meaning. It continuously takes and loses references and connotations. This continuous change of identity results often from defining one’s place in the world and his/her relationship to others. Defining the other is, therefore, integral to defining the self and defining the self is indispensible from shaping one’s identity in others’ perceptions. Identity definition is a multifaceted complex process that is deeply rooted in the web of human social, cultural and lingual interaction as Jenkins suggested: Identity is the human capacity-rooted in language-to know ‘who’s who’ (and hence ‘what’s what’)....   [tags: identity, self, social, cultural, lingual]
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Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial - Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial The Supreme Court has long considered competency to be a right of the criminal defendant in court. In many areas, insanity has been a criminal defense with a significant history. However, in the early part of this century, adult protections, including the competency requirement and common defenses like insanity, were not added into the juvenile court system. Because juvenile courts were established to protect juveniles from the rigors of adult court and punishments in adult facilities, states focused on achieving proceedings more compatible with juveniles' needs....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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My Stand on Affirmative Action - My Stand on Affirmative Action When I began to collect research for my term paper, I was sure what to focus on. Every time I visited a medical facility, I noticed a color line separating the health care professionals. It seemed apparent to me that the majority of orderlies were African American and the majority of the doctors and nurses were Caucasian. I believed this was the case because of prejudice in the human resource department. I felt, especially here in Sarasota a very segregated community, that African Americans were not getting the same opportunities as their Caucasian counter parts....   [tags: Papers] 2106 words
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The Mother in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen - The most heartbreaking way to destroy a precious relationship between mothers and daughters is when each party says something insensitive and callous, as described in Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, “There are only two kinds of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind. Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!’” to which the daughter, Jing Mei, responds, “Then I wish I’d never been born. I wish I were dead. Like them” (294-295). Although the mother’s words are unkind, Jing Mei ultimately crosses the line, thus creating a fracture in their relationship that she believes will never be mended....   [tags: two kinds, mother and daughters]
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I Stand Here Ironing: Character Analysis of Emily - The short story “I Stand Here Ironing” (1961) by Tillie Olsen is a touching narration of a mother trying to understand and at the same time justifying her daughter’s conduct. Frye interprets the story as a “meditation of a mother reconstructing her daughter’s past in an attempt to express present behavior” (Frye 287). An unnamed person has brought attention and concern to her mother expressing, “‘She’s a youngster who needs help and whom I’m deeply interested in helping’” (Olsen 290). Emily is a nineteen-year-old complex girl who is atypical, both physically and in personality....   [tags: Tillie Olsen]
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I Love What Thanksgiving and Christmas Stand for - The Thanksgiving/Christmas season is rapidly approaching. I love these two holidays. I love what they stand for. Thanksgiving – Thanking God for His fruitful bounty, thanking Him for getting us through another year. The Pilgrims understood that everything they had came from God; I often wonder how much more we would be blessed if more Americans would take that attitude. It is sad seeing the stores open on Thanksgiving. It started a couple years back, stores started opening at midnight, then ten and now some are open four in the afternoon....   [tags: end of the year holidays and traditions] 585 words
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Mississippi Mavens Stand Against Racism, Injustice, and Segregation - ... Wells should be remembered as an African-American woman who battled both racism and sexism at a time when it was extremely dangerous to speak out. She used her gift of writing, speaking and organizing to help shed light on injustice. She was extremely brave and held steadfast to her convictions despite being criticized, ostracized and marginalized by her contemporaries. Ida was a fighter she fought against prejudice, no matter what potential dangers she faced. Ida had gotten married to Ferdinand Barnett in 1898 and she was known as Ida B....   [tags: oprah winfrey, african americans, slavery] 640 words
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I Stand Here Ironing by Tilllie Olsen - The short story “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen is an example of a mother daughter struggle. From what I took from the story, the young mom herself had an extremely rough life. She had her daughter Emily at a young age and it did not end up picture perfect like she might have thought it would. Her mother had to work to support them, so she always sent Emily off to be cared by others. Sometimes she was sent far away and for a long period of time. This caused distance between them. This impacted Emily in a huge way....   [tags: short story analysis] 674 words
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