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Dorothy Allison's This is Our World - Dorothy Allison's This is Our World In her work, “This is Our World,” Dorothy Allison shares her perspective of how she views the world as we know it. She has a very vivid past with searing memories of her childhood. She lives her life – her reality – because of the past, despite how much she wishes it never happened. She finds little restitution in her writings, but she continues with them to “provoke more questions” (Allison 158) and makes the readers “think about what [they] rarely want to think about at all” (158)....   [tags: Philosophy Allison World Essays]
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The Reappearance of Allison - ... If only, I kept repeating over and over and over in my mind. If only. I gazed up at the glittering sign above the door, which portrayed a painting of a black swan, a sight that Allison would always comment on when we came here. I mutely got up from the wooden bench, so to not disturb the lovers around me and shuffled to the front doors of the Inn, trying to contemplate if going in was a good idea. I stopped and wiped away my tears before entering. The smell of dried liqueur was unpleasant. There was the usual few young roisterers sitting at the back of the Inn laughing and joking with amusement....   [tags: personal narrative] 857 words
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The Character of Allison Reynolds fit the Stereotype of a Basket-Case - In The Breakfast Club, the character of Allison Reynolds is known as the basket-case. Dose the director John Hughes agree that the character of Allison Reynolds fits the stereotype of a basket-case, or is Hughes challenging that Allison might not fit into the stereotype at all. Throughout the film, the character of Allison dose and says things that might make her seem like a basket-case to the viewers,however,someone paying attention to the little details will notice something different about Allison Reynolds aka the basket-case....   [tags: the breakfast club, john hughes, radio show]
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Sexual Self-Discovery in Fun Home by Allison Bechdel - Anguish and Pain In the graphic novel Fun Home, by Allison Bechdel, sexual self-discovery plays a critical role in the development of the main character, Allison Bechdel herself; furthermore, Bechdel depicts the plethora of factors that are pivotal in the shaping of who she is before, during and after her sexual self-development. Bechdel’s anguish and pain begins with all of her accounts that she encountered at home, with her respective family member – most importantly her father – at school, and the community she grew up within....   [tags: homosexual, self-development] 1178 words
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Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models by Allison Hostetler - Allison Hostetler, author of Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models, connects with the issue on body image. While reading this article, I continuously shook my head up and down because I completely agreed with Allison. Many times through out the essay, the author made me stop and think about what it was she was saying. After acknowledging what the author was saying, I realized I could relate to many of the situations and apply them to different scenarios. Did Barbie dolls, brat dolls, or even movies play a role in our lives while growing up....   [tags: body image, the guerilla girls] 1259 words
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Foreign Affairs by Allison Laurie - As one of the many infamous psychologists of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud attempted to explain why people act and speak as they do. He divided the human mind into three different states, overlapping from consciousness to unconsciousness, and maintained that ideas or “psychic energy” could neither be created nor destroyed, but simply flowed back and forth between the states (Alexander). According the Freud, the unconscious mind was further divided between the overtly moral superego and the pleasure-seeking id....   [tags: psychological novel, literary analysis]
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Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina - Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina "Love" is a word, a signifier, tied to many meanings, all different in context, cultures, and ideologies. Love is used numerous ways in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, by many characters. In the character of Bone, love is a confused thing, always changing, as Bone uses it to fit her life on the fly. In relation to parental love, Bone wants Daddy Glen to love her. However, early in the book, Bone's conception of "love" is that of a child, obviously....   [tags: Bastard Out of Carolina Essays] 653 words
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Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen - The book that I chose to do is Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen, the book has 297 pages, the reason I chose this book is personally I am tired novels taking place years before I am born. This novel pertains to urban problems and one kids' attempt to survive in the pressures of present day Brooklyn. Within the novel, there are several subplots, one being his love interest, Alyse, and Ty's fight to stay in school. As well as, his fight not to lose money or control of his territory. It is interesting to watch this young man, balance these things in his life and not let them interfere with each other....   [tags: Street Pharm Diepen] 963 words
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Child Abuse and it's Role in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison - While reading the semi-autobiographical, Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison, I was stunned by the explicit nature of the novel. We were introduced to a young narrator and protagonist named, Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright. Bone's family, like that of the author, experienced a impoverished life, all the while she tried to find her place in a society that had literally labeled her “illegitimate.” Merriam-Webster defines illegitimate as being: (1) not recognized as lawful offspring; specifically: born of parents not married to each other (2) not rightly deduced or inferred- illogical (3) departing for the regular- erratic (4) not sanctioned by law- illegal (5) not authorized by good usag...   [tags: sexual abuse, glen waddell, depression]
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This is Our World: Art Is In Part of Our Lives - This world where we live in is a wonderful place. Ever day, every one, and every thing are in a different image appears in front of us. It can be a word, a picture, and an art. In Dorothy Allison’ s “This is our world,” she shows us an effective meaning of art that art has had an impact on the way she thinks different things. From reading her article, I can visualize the scene about the art that art can represent individual, art has magic to help everyone to be an artist, and art will show honesty to everyone....   [tags: art, dorothy allison, paintings] 542 words
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Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World - Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World Is “The world is meaner than we admit” (Allison 159). In the short story, “This Is Our World,” Dorothy Allison asks this question, and her response startled me. I disagree with her way of thinking. Allison says that the world is a cruel, mean place. I think that the cruelty is balanced out with the goodness in the world. I was surprised to read her negative examples of how bad of a place it is that we live in and call “home.” This story was written with reference to events and occurrences that I have never experienced and things I have never seen....   [tags: Our World]
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Bastard out of Carolina - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, tell stories about troubled adolescents and their desire to live a life more meaningful than the one society had predetermined for them. On the surface, Junior and Bone seem very different but when they are analyzed through the themes of discrimination, poverty, and friendship, these two protagonists become reflections of each other. This paper will compare the struggles faced by the characters and the effects of social inequality on their lives....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison]
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South Carolina in the Fifties - Most stories depict a world full of misconception and over scrutinized facts which deal with an indirect narration of the past. The story is drawn out and over dramatized to the point of disbelief. Bastard out of Carolina is just that. On the contrary, this book is nothing but realistic. Comparing world sufficiency established by Dorothy Allison’s idea of the fifties to that of today’s standards, one would see it as if that world is one out of a fairytale; not so much a fairytale, but as more of a nightmare-tale....   [tags: literary analysis, society, Dorothy Allison]
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Analysis of Allison Joseph´s On Being Told I Don´t Speak Like a Black Person - An accent, according to www.dictionary.com, is defined as “Vocal prominence or emphasis given to a particular syllable, word, or phrase.” Around the world, different cultures have different accents because of their language and the way they say words. In Allison Joseph’s “On Being Told I Don’t Speak Like a Black Person”, this description is shown. Joseph uses her mother as an example of having an accent and her mother was from Jamaica. In World War I, 250,000 workers from the Caribbean were recruited and 90,000 of them were Jamaican....   [tags: accent, jamacian, culture, mother] 687 words
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Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker - Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker After reading Allison Baker's " Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight" it made me realize that discovering one's self is a situation our world is going through right now. In her short story one of Allison Baker's main characters, Zach tells his best friend of thirty-eight years that he is going to have a sex change. Zach tells Byron that he feels trapped in the wrong body and that he is going to become a woman. Byron is shocked about what he is hearing and can't seem to deal with the news....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel - ... He wants what every father wants for his daughter, to be successful with a family of her own. For example, we can see throughout Fun Home that Bruce makes his daughter wear jewelry and feminine clothes, despite her complete distaste to the feminine style. There are three occurrences where Allison and her father are fighting about jewelry to wear (97). Allison refuses to wear pearls to the, but her father insists because there is an internal alarm going off in his head (99). As a child Bruce dressed himself as a girl, now as an adult he wants to prevent his daughter from cross dressing (221)....   [tags: identy, trouble, feelings, teenager]
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Censorship in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Ray Bradbury, one of America’s most renowned 20th century writers once said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them” (Bradbury). In today’s society books are not burned, but some are being censored thus preventing people from enjoying the books they want to read. So what is censorship. Censorship is when an individual or an organization wants to restrict or limit access of a book to readers to avoid offending a group of people. Censorship has affected classrooms and public libraries across the nation due to people like parents, teachers and sometimes students themselves protesting against certain types of books....   [tags: Censorship, Libraries, Reading]
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"Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" Analysis - Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, documents the author's discovery of her own and her father's homosexuality. The book touches upon many themes, including, but not limited to, the following: sexual orientation, family relationships, and suicide. Unlike most autobiographical works, Bechdel uses the comics graphic medium to tell her story. By close-reading or carefully analyzing pages fourteen through seventeen in Fun Home one can get a better understanding of how a Bechdel employs words and graphic devices to render specific events....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Alison Bechdel] 2233 words
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Alison Jaggar's Error Theory - In Alison Jaggar’s Feminist Politics and Human Nature she discusses, among many topics, human nature and how it relates to capitalism and socialist feminism. Though Jaggar proposes a strong and valid argument for her position on why work is awful under capitalism and how using an error theory worker’s are not inherently lazy, I will be critiquing Jaggar’s error theory, and as a result, her views (as well as some of Marx’s views) on capitalism in a broad sense. I believe that Alison Jaggar does not have a sound argument in her error theory against Thomas Malthus, strictly due to her interpretation on why capitalism is awful due to Jaggar’s interpretation intrinsic value under capitalism....   [tags: feminist politics and human natrue] 1649 words
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Finding True Identity in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home - Picking up the book Fun Home, one would imagine that the novel would embellish some sort of comical life story of a misunderstood teenager. Although the short comic-book structured novel does have its sarcastic humor, Alison Bechdel explains her firsthand account of growing up with the difficulty of living of finding her true identity. Alison was a teenager in college when she discovered that she was a lesbian, however, the shock came when she also discovered her father was homosexual. I feel that the most influencing panel in Fun Home is where Alison and her father are in the car alone together....   [tags: panels, father, homosexuality] 1280 words
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Analyzing the Description of Alison - Analyzing the Description of Alison The story of Alison is a typical set piece of courtly romance. This classic example of courtly romance is represented in the description of her appearance and her relationships with John, Nicholas and Absalon. The male attitude to marriage in the time that Chaucer was writing 'The Miller's Tale' was very selfish. It was to produce a male heir and to improve social and economic status. Usually very little sexual activity was indulged in between the husband and wife, thus the young wife falls prey to admiration from other men....   [tags: Papers] 771 words
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Figuring Out My World: Alison May - Figuring Out My World: Alison May Alison’s story is the perfect example of what many families must go through when faced with the possibility of having a child diagnosed with a learning disability. Alison was not diagnosed with visual and auditory dyslexia until the summer before entering college. However, while still a toddler, her symptoms had been brought to her mother’s attention by her sister’s teacher. Alison’s mother then noticed her habits in repeating words incorrectly and how Alison would need tactile clues to follow directions....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale - Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath (Alison) teaches her audience what it is women most desire through her tale. The tale she tells resembles the tale of Dame Ragnell. These stories are analogies, perhaps both arising from a similar folk-tale source. Both stories are set in the magical Arthurian times when the fields and forests teemed with gnomes and unearthly creatures. Although both stories have the same moral and end on similar note, there are some vivid differences that we simply cannot overlook....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Support for Alison Jaggar's Feminist Politics and Human Nature - Introduction In Alison Jaggar’s Feminist Politics and Human Nature she discusses, among many topics, the nature of work and how it relates to capitalism and compares it to her preferred economic system: economic democracy. Jaggar proposes a sound and valid argument for economic democracy. I believe that Alison Jaggar does have a sound argument for economic democracy and proponents of capitalism cannot justify their argument that capitalism is better than economic democracy because it does not promote greater innovation and creativity in general because that type of work only applies to a small portion of the population....   [tags: economic democracy vs capitalism] 1685 words
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A Family Member with Leukemia in The Michelle Know by Alison Lohans - ... You have to be strong inside. Don’t Waste yourself fighting the wrong things.” In this quote, Claude is trying to tell Michelle that she has to keep fighting to beat cancer and to be herself and live a happy life rather than being all miserable. Eventually, Rob visits Michelle and she is really excited that he came even though there was heavy fog outside, but Michelle is embarrassed to see Rob because she has no hair. Michelle put on her wig and hopes that Rob might like it, but the wig looks awful and she takes it off....   [tags: patients, suffer, cancer]
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The Miller Inside and Out - The relationship between the Miller and the Miller’s Tale is close, for the tale is a reflection of the teller. The Miller’s tale is a fabliau, a genre best described as a short story full of ribald and humor. The Miller’s tale consists of events of “cuckoldry” (Chaucer 1720), “foolishness” (1718), and “secrets” (1719). Telling such a story, the Miller can immediately be classified as a man of low social status with a vulgar sense of humor full of shrewdness. However, as the tale continues, it reveals the unexpected soft side of the Miller as he sympathizes with the distressed woman trapped in the norms of society....   [tags: Character Analysis, Miller, Alison] 779 words
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Thematic Similarities in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and The Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska - ... The motivating force in Sara’s life is her wish to find her own form of the flame she sees burning in her father. Knowledge is the only thing in the world that she wants; so, she dedicates tremendous time and energy to obtaining it. She wants to find something, whatever thing, which will change her. As an adolescent, she ponders of becoming a teacher. Later, she discovers books that feed her growing mind on a daily basis. When she starts to comprehend what it might take to find an inner fire, the first thing she wishes to do is reveal it to her father, thinking he is the only one she knows that will really understand....   [tags: inspiration, fathers, relationships] 869 words
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Path-Based Design: Aldo Van Eyck, Peter & Alison Smithson - This essay will provide a simple but informative definition of path-based design referring to the works of Aldo Van Eyck and Peter + Alison Smithson. It will discuss the positives and negatives that come from this design concept and propose reasoning behind the different ways the style has been expressed by these three architects. After the discussion the conclusion will provide a summarized definition of path based design and it’s key attributes. Van Eyck’s Municipal Orphanage will be the first building discussed, it’s inane ability to understand to cognitive processes among the inhabitants and meeting those criteria to create a space that stimulates the children....   [tags: Architecture, Structure, Inhabitant] 1662 words
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Class and Gender Roles - There are many expectations from society about how people should act based on their gender and class. These expectations can have negative effects on a person and how they grow up. An individual can feel torn between their family members and society because he or she is supposedly not fulfilling the expectations. This was the case for Dorothy Allison in her article, "A Question of Class," and Paul in Willa Cather's short story, "Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament." Allison believes her family does not understand her sexuality as a lesbian, and her colleagues cannot relate to her because of their class differences....   [tags: Society Expectations] 1297 words
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What is the importance of the description of Alison in the Context of the Miller?s Prologue and Tale? - In “The Miller’s Tale”, the poet Chaucer depicts the tale of a “hende” man and his attempt to tempt the “primerole” Alisoun to commit adultery and therefore render her husband, John a “cokewold”. The Miller’s Tale is just one story amongst a collection of greater works known collectively as “The Canterbury Tales”. The placing of this tale is significant becomes it comes directly after the Knight’s Tale revolving around nobility and chivalry and forms a direct contrast due to the fact it is bawdy, lewd and highly inappropriate....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Five Different Types of Knowledge That I Nurse Can Use to Care for Patients - The nurse, Allison, in the case study used a wide variety of knowledge in order to best care for her patients in a holistic approach. In this section, five different types of knowledge will be discussed and explained how Allison used each type to nurse her patients. Carper, Van der Zalm, Bergum and Wolfer described empirical knowledge as “the knowledge we consider to be “fact,” such as what we read in textbooks, or what has been demonstrated through research” (as cited in Bungay, 2005). Allison consistently applied empirical knowledge throughout the beginning of her shift....   [tags: empirical, personal, esthetic knowledge]
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Dark Flame by Alison Noel - Have you ever craved something so strongly. Something that was right at the edge of your fingertips. And no matter what you do, you just can’t grasp hold of it. Dark Flame, a book written by Alyson Noel and published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2010, is a novel based towards young adults. Dark Flame is the fourth novel in the Immortal Series. This novel is all about hope and trust, which proves just how vigorous love can be. It all started with a spell. A spell that backfires and binds her to her greatest enemy....   [tags: True Love, Literary Analysis, Review]
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The Nurse and the Patient: Influence of Context in Knowing the Patient - Influence of Context in Knowing the Patient The Nurse and the Patient It is evident that many different types of knowledge influenced Allison’s decision-making process when caring for her patients. There were also contextual factors that played a role in each nurse-patient interaction. The first contextual was the intrinsic nature of the nurse and the patient as individuals. Working in an understaffed nursing environment can cause nurses to experience burnout. Allison ensures she cares for herself physically and emotionally; allowing her to come to work refreshed and prepared for the stressful environment....   [tags: healthcare interaction]
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Nurse Patient Relationship - As suggested by Bungay (2005), the development of a strong nurse-patient relationship begins with nursing practices that demonstrate caring. The act of caring has been identified by Roach (1987) as involving five qualities that establish a caring nursing practice. Further, high quality nursing care must be competent and stem from various sources of knowledge such as empirical, ethical, personal, esthetic, and sociopolitical knowledge (Bungay, 2005). The context in which nursing care and knowledge are applied to patients in clinical settings also drastically influence the positive or negative direction of nurse-patient relationships....   [tags: Caring Nursing Practice, Patients, Health Care]
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Exclusive Personalities Through Life Experiences - A personality is a combination of various attributes that belong to a single person. Each one has its own unique qualities and traits that create an individual that is different from any other human being. How this individuality is formed depends on the environment that a person has lived through and their experiences. Alison Bechdel grew up in a home with a father who alienated himself from his family so that he could conceal a dark secret from his life. Nevertheless, Bechdel was able to take from her past so that she could become a strong and independent women who kept true to who she was....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Adolescent Substance Use Trends - Adolescent Substance Use Trends Patterns and trends of substance use among adolescents fluctuates from generation to generation. There are many factors related to the increased risk for substance experimentation. For example, generational substance use, poor parental monitoring, and low academic performance contribute to elevated risk for substance use (Allison, et al., 1999). Substances that have remained on the forefront for adolescent use and abuse include alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana (Hussey, Drinkard, Flannery)....   [tags: poor parental monitoring, alcohol, tabacco]
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The Way the Male Characters are Presented in Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver and Alison Ashworth by Nick Hornby - The Way the Male Characters are Presented in Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver and Alison Ashworth by Nick Hornby The two stories 'Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver' and 'Alison Ashworth', are both about a male character who is easily persuaded by the opposite gender into marriage or a relationship. In the two stories, both the male characters seem to have the females making their decisions for them, but the setting of the two stories seem to have great affect on the characters and how they react, because 'Tony Kytes' is written in 1895 and 'Alison Ashworth' is written in 1995, therefore each writer would have a different interpretation on the way they see life....   [tags: Papers] 967 words
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Women's Desire to be Happy in The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer - ... The virginity is lost long ago and so are you with it. She claims in line 26 of the prologue that even though the virginity is the most important someone has to be procreating to create new virgins. What is wrong in being with five husbands if men are allowed to be with multiple women at the same time why can’t the women have the same right. As she continues to share her marital history, it is to be must consider her intention behind those decisions. Allison and the writer Chaucer’s choice of words in her prologue describe her characteristics, personality and situation....   [tags: virginity, rape, miserable marriage]
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Affect of an Abusive Childhood in "River of Names" - Childhood is the most important chapter in one’s life. Each person has different childhood experiences, some good and some bad. Many times a person’s childhood determines who they are, how they relate to others and how they live their life. One’s morals and virtues begin developing throughout their childhood, which is why it is important to have a proper childhood experience. Abuse, humiliation or insult throughout one’s childhood can scar an individual for life. Dorothy Allison’s “River of Names” is a short fictional story about a girl who tells her dreadful childhood stories as humor in an attempt to forget about her past....   [tags: Literature Review] 588 words
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Becoming Strong Women - Family is a difficult matter for some to discuss. It can cause recollections of embarrassing or painful events that stimulate memories from the past one does not want to re-live. However, family is something that will follow an individual for his or her whole existence. It is not easily detachable but is instead carried within the heart and soul of a person. The past shapes everyone in his or her own unique manner, creating the person that exists today. Both Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison have similar accounts of family life, causing internal and external conflicts from social and cultural significance to arise and plague their daily lives....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Thomas Jefferson: More than a President - “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (qtd. in Allison 65). Before 1776, Colonial America was a colony of Great Britain. Then, when their mother country became too oppressive, brave revolutionaries planned a Declaration of Independence to rid themselves of their bonds. This document launched the colony into The Revolutionary War with Great Britain....   [tags: American History ]
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The Quest for the Historical Jesus - ... First is retention, which is the essential parts of what happened in the life of Jesus. The second is development, which is basically how each piece of data fits into new situations. Last is creation, the fact that much of the gospels are creations of their authors, to fit the needs of the time. The second triad deals with compiling the texts used to study the historical Jesus. The first step within that triad is inventory. Crossan includes all major texts, both intracanonical and extracanonical that deal with Jesus, and relies heavily on the work of the ancient Jewish scholar of the time named Josephus....   [tags: Christianity, History] 1085 words
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Views on Childhood: My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth once wrote a poem called My Heart Leaps Up in which he claims that “The Child is father of the Man;” this quote provides a basic understanding of his views on childhood (Allison 240). Wordsworth saw children having a close connection to both god and nature, this connection is explained by the theory of transmigration of souls (which claims that children experience preexistence; a period in which they share the company of god while waiting to be conceived). According to Wordsworth, children were also provided with insight into the world which was gradually lost as they matured into adults....   [tags: children, god, nature]
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Mycoplasma Haemofelis: Feline Tiny Blood Parasite - ... FeLV is concurrent in approximately 20% of all feline hemotropic mycoplasma patients, so FHM positive felines should also be tested for FeLV (Feline Infectious Anemia). Diagnosis can be made based on the presence of organisms on Wright-stained blood films, but may be difficult to confirm by this method; confirmation should be made by DNA specific laboratory tests for the pathogen (Allison, “New: IDEXX…”). Fresh blood (without anti-coagulant) is best for smears where mycoplasma is suspected (Cowell, 271)....   [tags: feline infectious anemia]
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Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales - The Canterbury Tales serves as a moral manual in the Middle Ages. In the tales, Geoffrey Chaucer portrays the problems of the society. For instance, Chaucer uses the monk and the friar in comparison to the parson to show what the ecclesiastical class are doing versus what they are supposed to be doing. In other words, it is to make people be aware of these problems. It can be inferred that the author’s main goal is for this literary work to serve as a message to the people along with changing the society in relation to these problems....   [tags: Middle Ages, Women, Feminisim, Analysis]
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The Government Should Detain Suspected Terrorists Without Trial - ... Detaining suspected terrorists will help to protect the lives of our citizens and create a more secure lifestyle for the US. Detaining suspected terrorists can prevent nuclear proliferation. Nuclear ingredients are widely available to terrorists. There are 1,600,000 kg of HEU available in the global stockpile.(Allison) The global stockpile of Pu- 500,000 kg.(Allison) From this, terrorists can easily buy, steal, and construct crude nuclear bombs. Terrorists have already tried to obtain ingredients and very well can....   [tags: consequences, feelings after 9-11]
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Review of the Movie: The Breakfast Club - ... The theory of illusion of transparency can be applied to Allison here. Another character, Andrew Clark, displays the theory of self-fulfilling prophecy. It is revealed that Andrew is expected to be a great and exceptional athlete by his dad. In addition to that, Andrew is expected to be aggressive and overpowering over his opponents which contribute to his behavior toward others. As a group, the characters all display the concept of learned helplessness. It is revealed that each of the characters have problems and issues with their parents and because of their parents, they are faced with bad, repeated events which they have no control over....   [tags: Psychology, Personalities, Theory]
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Bastard Out Of Carolina - Bastard Out Of Carolina “Pay Attention to Detail” ========================= One must consider a little history on Dorothy Allison in order to see how the directions that she takes the novel add up. When she was 24, Allison lived in a lesbian-feminist collective. The women there gave her the confidence she needed and the ability to see the value in her own writing (Amazon.com). During this time, she also found someone who seemed normal, yet she had experienced the same “incest” (Megan 74). This discovery removed some of her separation that she believed her abuse created between her and the world (Amazon 74)....   [tags: English Literature] 1801 words
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The Canterbury Tales - In The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the stereotypes and roles in society are reexamined and made new through the characters in the book. Chaucer discusses different stereotypes and separates his characters from the social norm by giving them highly ironic and/or unusual characteristics. Specifically, in the stories of The Wife of Bath and The Miller’s Tale, Chaucer examines stereotypes of women and men and attempts to define their basic wants and needs. In the Miller’s Tale, the story tells of a carpenter and his wife, Allison and how she is pursued by multiple men....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales Essays] 842 words
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The Eternity Cure- Outline - ... She clings to her humanity and is falling for a human who helps her to stay that way. I- The main idea of this story was for Allison to rescue her sire, Kanin from the clutches of a psychotic, mentally insane vampire who wants revenge for all that Kanin has caused. After getting a group of humans to the one safe place on earth and leaving behind the one she loves she searches for Kanin. Blood calls to Blood and when she finally found the source of that calling she found herself in the one place she thought she would never see again, home....   [tags: skeleton of a future story] 647 words
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The Breakfast Club - The breakfast club was to say the least a boring 80’s movie. But it was a good movie for the purpose of analysis. Simply put, it will not be on my list of movies to rent next time that I am at the rental store. I chose to explain the points of view of Andrew, the jock, and Allison the loner/quite person. I will also be making use of the key terms Clique Groups, and Identity Crisis. 	At the start of the movie, Allison was a person off in a corner by herself. She didn’t talk to anyone, she knew that she had a "place" in the society of school....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure - Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form”(86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don’t even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don’t fit the societal ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Characterization in the Movie the Breakfast Club Directed by John Hughes - The 1985 movie directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is widely regarded as the defining 1980s film for teenagers. It deals with topics such as the damaging and disuniting effects of stereotyping; teenage rebellion against the hardness of adult hearts; and how the friendships you choose shape the person you become. Two characters in the film, Claire Standish and Allison Reynolds, are, like the others, developed over the course of the film as well-rounded, three-dimensional, seemingly contradictory characters....   [tags: stereotyping, teenage rebellion, friendships] 2313 words
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A Brief Synopsis of the Movie The Breakfast Club - The Princess, the Basket Case, the Jock, the Nerd, and the Criminal The Breakfast Club looks at young adults in their late teen years as they strive to figure out who they truly are and what they believe in. In the course of the movie the teens come to understand themselves and others better. This idea of self-identification follows closely with theorist Erik Erikson’s idea that at each stage in our lives we go through a psychological crisis and resolve it before moving on to the next stage. A Brief Synopsis of the Movie The breakfast club opens up with the quotation from David Bowie saying, “…and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consul...   [tags: David Bowie, teens, pyschological task]
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Mentoring Effects on High Risk Youth - A number of studies conducted suggest mentoring has taken the lead as the most sought after form of intervention for high risk youth (Miller, Barnes, Miller, McKinnon, 2013; Allison, K. W., Edmonds, T., Wilson, K., Pope, M., & Farrell, A. D., 2011; Spencer, R., Collins, M. E., Ward, R., & Smashnaya, S. 2010; Williams, 2011). Such programs are devoted to reducing risk (Allison et al., 2011) of youth violence, reentry, and delinquency ( Williams, 2011).Though mentoring methods have been the focus of recent research, there is many gaps left in current literature that proclaim more study is needed (Miller et al., 2013) in order to inform programs, and researchers regarding effective methods....   [tags: community, media, economic status]
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How Breast Cancer has Changed Lives - ... Tamoxifen has advanced over time to be one of the top treatment methods available. In the interview with Allison H. Keller, at the age of 43 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. There was no history of breast cancer in her family. When the doctor told her that had breast cancer she said, “I was shocked because there is no history or breast cancer in my family.” The doctor found her invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer at stage three. Allison, then had a lumpectomy, followed by her eight-teen weeks of chemotherapy, and thirty-one days of radiation therapy....   [tags: radiation, death, survivors] 2211 words
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The Wife of Bath and The Legend of Good Women by Chaucer - The idea of marriage through time has always been viewed as a man and women sharing a special bond. The vows that so many take for a happy marriage, to be obedient, loving and faithful has kept the toughest of marriages together. An example that would not follow these views is the Wife of Bath. The Wife of Bath is not your ordinary housewife. She was a deceitful, loud, impetuous lady. What man would want these qualities as a wife. She had three good marriages and two bad marriages. The three that were good were old and rich, so she had absolute power over them, but the two that were bad were young; thus, they had the upper hand in the relationship....   [tags: marraige, male dominant society] 566 words
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Approaches in Decision Making for Foreign Policy - ... In same time, the agent may simply sabotage your goals. It means not all of actor has their rationality in doing their performance but other authorities make it. So, we conclude that rationality in rational actor do not have limited in doing their ideologies. While it is different with the term of psychological or “Cognitive revolution”. According to Miller, “in this context of approach, the actor has limited in their rationality plus the cognitive revolution did not completely do away with rationality, but told us that, to explain decision making, we need to see how rationality is influenced, sometimes profoundly, by cognitive psychological factor.” (Miller, Vol.7 No.3 March 2003)....   [tags: international relations] 2660 words
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