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Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time - Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time   In Marge Piercy's book, Woman on the Edge of Time, sex plays a major role in both the utopia and the dystopia. The portrayal of sex in the novel comes from a feminist point of view. The main character, Connie, is caught between a utopian world and a dystopian world where the takes on sex are on different levels. By using a feminist approach, the two worlds of sex can be examined and contrasted. In the dystopia that is Connie's present life, sex is a painful and often a violent experience....   [tags: Woman on the Edge of Time Essays] 695 words
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Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time - Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time One can use the psychoanalytical approach to successfully decipher some of the complexities in Marge Piercy's novel, "A woman on the Edge of Time". The psychoanalytical approach stems from Freud and his belief that "... Most of our actions are motivated by psychological forces over which we have very limited control"(127 handbook). The two aspects of Freud's approach that relate to this story are the Oedipus complex and the struggle between the id, ego, and superego....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 764 words
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Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time - In Woman on the Edge of Time, Piercy uses language to create the idea of a climb toward knowledge and the discovery of an unknown truth that will save the present. With the help of Luciente, Connie will rise up from the dystopia, New York, to the utopia, Mattapoisett. Piercy continually alludes traveling north or ascending. “Mariana had been uprooted from a village near Namiquipa, Los Calcinados, and migrated with her family to Texas to work in the fields…When Connie was seven, they moved to Chicago…” (Piercy, 37)....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 655 words
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Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time - Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time In Woman on the edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, a middle aged Chicana woman from New York finds out that she a can communicate with the future. She finds herself able to be in more than one time. She is, as far as we know, the first to be able to do this. There were others, but they all closed themselves off, thinking themselves insane when the “voices from the future” began to speak. Connie’s connection was probably simpler because of the similarities between the world in which she lived now (in the mental hospital) and the world of the future....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays] 735 words
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Woman On the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy - Why is Connie so unlikable: what function does that play in the text. In Woman on the edge of time the main character Connie is a downtrodden mexican-american woman who has struggled against economic hardship to make something of herself only to end up in a mental institution. She is very cynical and not very likeable. When she first arrives in the future world she is shocked by how backwards everyone is living, how her grandparents did when she was a child. She doesn’t understand there values because they are so different from everything that connie grew up knowing....   [tags: Question and Answer] 733 words
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Commentary on Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy - ... Piercy goes out of her way to give Connie’s life qualities of a dystopian world – “…aware with a heavy lopsided sense of Norfolk a block over, where she had lived that year with Angelina in one room, that bad year after Claud had been sent to prison. That room like a box of pain…There was the bodega where Connie used to try to get credit till her check came, there was the liquor store she had known too well, with its racks and racks of cheap sweet wine.” (Piercy, 30) It is apparent to the reader that Connie lives and is quite accustomed to a life of misery, squalor and hopelessness....   [tags: Future, Dystopia]
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Feminist Ideals in Woman on the Edge of Time - Feminist Ideals in Woman on the Edge of Time   Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time is a dichotomy of two worlds: one utopic and one distopic. Although the world of the future is utopic in many senses, e.g. Marxist, environmentalist, etc., Piercy seems to especially focus on feminist issues. The two main characters, Connie and Luciente, are both women, and are both products of their respective societies. It is through these two characters that Piercy reveals not only extrinsic societal features, but also those that are only apparent in the bearing they have on individual social character....   [tags: Utopic Distopic Feminist Utopia Distopia] 772 words
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Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy - Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy As a child, one of my favorite cartoon shows was The Jetsons. This was a show about an average American family who lived out in space, with a dog, and a robot named Rosie as the household maid. I recall that in one episode Rosie, the robot, overheard the family holding a conversation pertaining to how the family could get by just fine without her. The point of this episode is that the robot's feelings were hurt and she decided to run away. After Rosie's departure, the family learned that she was in fact a valuable member of the family, and they searched all over space to find Rosie the robot....   [tags: Dystopia Utopia]
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Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time - Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time Plato's Allegory of a Cave is a story about prisoners that are chained underground, who can not see anything except for shadows caste on a wall by a fire. The only thing that these prisoners can see is the shadows of people. Eventually, one of the prisoners breaks free of the chain and ventures out into the real world. In the real world the freed prisoner discovers that the shadows in the cave are created from light diverge off people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 1562 words
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Women on the Edge of Time - Women on the Edge of Time "Women on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy, is a novel that illustrates some problems of today’s society and compares them to a possible future time. The other world that is presented in the book is called Mattapoisett. Mattapoisett is described as an utopian science fiction place because is much different from the place that Connie lived. Even thought Mattapoisett might be the world that Connie’s culture needed it is not a perfect world. Some of the problems that Marge Piercy presents in the book are poverty, women’s role, and problems of government, the environment, and prejudices that our society is facing today....   [tags: Marge Piercy Novels Essays]
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Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land - The novel Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land have some similarities. They both depict how the gender socialization process is bias and a catalyst to gender disparity in the society. Both stories bring to light how men are given privileged as compared to women in the society. Analyzing the two stories and using outside sources I will draw a conclusion on how gender and power ideologies have equality impacted our society. “Women on the Edge of Time” is a book written by Marge Piercy explaining the position of women in the era 1976 going 150 years backwards....   [tags: miriam rosenthal, gender roles]
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Competitive Edge - Ever since the dawn of man, it has become quite clear that the human race, as a species, contains the very prominent animal instinct to combat against one another. Whether it be to win a competition, intimidate others, or simply impress a woman, it is obvious that our species embraces its natural design to compete. However, some go to greater lengths than others to reach the desired dominant status. Humanity, in hopes of gaining the most “competitive edge” and triumphing in the quest to excel and stand out among peers, has attempted in every way to obtain the physical prowess which their adversaries lack....   [tags: Steroids] 745 words
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Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge - Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge The book Siddhartha and the movie The Razor’s Edge are two similar yet different stories. Each these two works explore man’s search for truth, self, and life’s true meaning. The main characters of these stories are very different people, yet they are in search of similar goals. The main character of Siddhartha is Siddhartha. The main character of The Razor’s Edge is Larry Darryl. Larry and Siddhartha go through several stages of their lives, which range from rich to poor and back again....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1308 words
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The Woman - “I never felt so alone [or insert here]”, he wrote. Wrinkling his face, he immediately tore out another sheet of paper. The wire basket held over a hundred scrunched balls of white, abandoned pieces of his soul.] He paced up and down the same stretch of the room, feeling the cold tiles on his bare feet. “Inspiration….inspiration….inspiration…” The blank pages glowered accusingly, the white surface deflecting the harsh glare of the fluorescent bulb onto his weary face, acting like bleach on his bed-raggled, gold hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1299 words
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Edge of Obession - ... Some of the students, namely Slytherins, loved to push her buttons to see if she’d lose her temper. “Is there anything you need for me to do Professor?” Grace asked eagerly, she liked to be involved and help out when she could. Remus looked at the work that needed to be graded, knowing he’d never get it done. “Actually I’m feeling rather ill, do you think you could take care of these scrolls?” Grace’s face lit up and she nodded vigorously, “of course. I’ll take them with me and get them done tonight” she replied readily and packed them all away....   [tags: dialogue, remus, grace] 1346 words
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The Razor's Edge by Sommerset Maugham - ... She married a man who ended up losing everything in the market crash. They moved to Europe and lived off of Elliot. It was there later down the road that she, Elliot, Larry, and the author met up and discussed all that had happened in their years apart. This book has many virtue ethics in it that define the decisions and opportunities of the characters. This is because the characters focused less on whether what they did was right or wrong, but what the outcome of their actions were. Larry represents several different ethical theories....   [tags: literary analysis] 654 words
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What Woman Do for Beauty - ... Also, it can set into deep wrinkles and cause further wrinkling in the future. If not used regularly, makeup can expire quickly. Once expired, if used, it can cause more severe imperfections, such as cystic acne (Mychaskiw). For certain people, another con could be that some makeup brands test their makeup on animals. The FDA requires all over-the-counter makeup products to be tested on animals (Companies That Still Test On Animals). The only makeup brands that do not test on animals are those sold at a higher cost on a professional level....   [tags: makeup, wrinkles, artists] 823 words
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Words Edge Doc: Analysis of the Activists Documentary - ... Environmentalists overall agree that resources of the earth are exploited by corporations seeking a profit from the resources. This collative action has, what Bernstein calls, an identity goal of challenging the preconceived notions of society that capitalism always works and is flawless in the achieving of profits. Bernstein would have a hay day dissecting environmentalists strategy deployment. Environmentalists are the perfect example of framing and reframing. The old tactics of doom and gloom have come and gone....   [tags: film, energy, capitalism, economic, movement] 1342 words
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A Woman's Place by Naomi Wolf - The True Woman "A Woman’s Place", the name of the commencement speech given by Naomi Wolf at the Scripps College graduation in 1992; contrasts the independent and the dependent woman. In today’s society, there are two different types of women: the woman who has a good head on her shoulders and knows where she is going in the world, and the woman who seeks dependence within the masculine world. Just as they were thirty years ago, women are still not considered to be equal to men. They are more or less looked at as being second to men....   [tags: Feminism]
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A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw - A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw     The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, is an odd story about a young woman who, leaving her small country home for the first time, takes a job as a governess in a wealthy household.  Shortly after her arrival, she begins to suffer from insomnia and fancies that she sees ghosts roaming about the grounds.  James is a master story-teller and, at times, the complexities of the story make it difficult to follow.  The Turn of the Screw is a story within a story, the tale of the governess being read aloud as a ghost story among friends.  Harold C....   [tags: Henry James Turn Screw Essays]
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