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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich - Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich Who is Aunt Jennifer. Does she even exist. I had to ask myself these questions before even going further into the poem. The answers opened the door to a deeper meaning behind Aunt Jennifer's Tigers. Based on Adrienne Rich's background I believe Aunt Jennifer did exist. However, Aunt Jennifer was not Rich's aunt. Aunt Jennifer represented women all over the world, particularly women in American, who were caught under the oppressive hand of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Aunt Jennifer's Tigers] 1074 words
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Oppression in Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers - Oppression in Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Composed in three carefully rhymed stanzas, the poem can firstly seem an homage to the speaker’s skills in stitching a panel with tigers. However, a detailed reading reveals images and symbols that suggest a relation of oppression concerning Aunt Jennifer and her husband. The tigers of Aunt Jennifer’s stitchings are representative of her free spirit, how she pines for freedom from her burdensome husband. The “bright topaz denizens of green” evokes the mental image of majestic tigers not bound by the whims of another being....   [tags: Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Adrienne Rich] 630 words
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The Use of Symbols in Adrienne Rich's Poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers - The Use of Symbols in Adrienne Rich's Poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Freedom has always been an important value in the United States that most people are not willing to give up. Ralph Waldo Emerson, a writer who lived in the 1800s, reminded Americans of their rights of liberty at a time when many people started to conform to established norms. He voiced his opinions about the loss of freedom and invited society to realize that they were relinquishing their rights. Years later, his views still had an impact on citizens....   [tags: Aunt Jennifers Tigers Essays]
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Aunt Kitty - He chatted about his relationship with this democratic river, that was most often lazy and whispery, and rarely in a testy mood. “Just about where the GW Bridge stands, it’s like an old man awakening from a nap sensing its approach to the turbulent Atlantic, it takes on a youthful vigor.” “It’s almost poetry I’m hearing, said Aunt Kitty looking toward the silver bridge. “More like the makings of a Barcarolle,” he laughed. He turned to her, becoming serious and almost in a whisper he said rapidly, “I must talk to you....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2361 words
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The Transformation of Aunt Alexandra in To Kill a Mockingbird - People are always influenced by family members. Sometimes this influence is positive and sometimes it is negative, yet no matter what, it will change a person’s life. Change can be caused by that person fitting into the ways of a household, or be forced to act differently in the presence of others. Either way, that person will never be the same again. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, characters are constantly being influenced by family members. Aunt Alexandra, started off as a rude and bossy woman, but as she became closer to Atticus, Jem, and Scout, she changed into a more loving and compassionate person....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]
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Miss Maudie & Aunt Alex - Miss Maudie & Aunt Alex The Maycomb ladies provide an excellent example of racial prejudice, and a failure to see what it is like in someone else’s skin. They believe they are doing well by making money for missions, failing to see the hardship on their own doorsteps. Aunt Alexandra is very important to the novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ as she is a representative of these viewpoints, disapproving of Calpurnia and disassociating herself from the black community entirely. Miss Maudie however is the counterpoint to Aunt Alexandra....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1623 words
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Comparison: Airborne Event and The Liberation of Aunt Jemima - The artist Fred Tomaselli arranged an assortment of objects “Airborne Event” in 2003, and the talented Bettye Saar, “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima” in 1972. I will be comparing these two pieces. This essay will consist of the explanation of each piece of artwork, and the comparison of each piece in my own opinion. The American artist Fred Tomaselli arranges pills, leaves, insects and cutouts of animals and body parts to create his pieces of art. His incorporation of items are arranged to suggest a level of perception along with a heightened visual experience....   [tags: Literary Response]
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Aunt Kiki - Original Writing - Aunt Kiki - Original Writing There she is, the person with no self respect. It is as if all the dignity has been drained out of her to all that’s left is a mindless zombie. Walking into the room with not a care in the world of what she looked like or even what other people thought of her. While she enters the room the distinct odour of tobacco and burnt shrubs fills my lungs and nostrils, the fetid smell of her clammy body embraces me. Why kill yourself for a white stick (cigarettes) and me?, my aunt was always a arrogant and proud woman but very bigoted, that’s why she never listened to anyone else and the cause of her becoming like this....   [tags: Free Essays] 422 words
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Letter to Aunt and Uncle - Letter to Aunt and Uncle Dear Auntie Gladys and Uncle Jack, As usual, it was a wonderful surprise to hear from you once more. It honestly made my month, I enjoy talking to you and receiving very helpful tips for my future education. My education standards are higher than ever before, you will be pleased to know. My D.T (design technology) teacher as encouraged me to do further GCSE courses for example: graphic designs. Although this is a great opportunity to increase my learning level it is also one more thing to worry about, I have no idea what to do....   [tags: Free Essays] 430 words
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Travels with My Aunt - Travels with My Aunt Part 1 Chapter 1 title – The beginning of the End 1. He meets Aunt Augusta and she is 74-75 yrs old 2. Henry describes his father. His father is: - sleepy - sloppy - a building contractor - not outgoing - not motivated to do his job 3. The mother is the Hunter and the father is the Hunted. This shows that his mother dominates his father. She is the person in charge. This also shows that the role of women has changed. Usually men dominated their wives, but in this case it is the complete opposite....   [tags: English Literature Personal Narratives Essays] 2778 words
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Travels With My Aunt. - Travels With My Aunt. In Travels with my Aunt, Graham Greene, the author, tends to show less respect that we would present towards some traditional values and institutions such as religion, Church, marriage, police and funerals. His attitudes towards traditional values lets us see other points of view, for example we wouldn’t had laughed reading about a funeral whilst reading Travels with my Aunt we did. Henry is one of the few characters which Graham Greene show with a respectful attitude towards many things....   [tags: English Literature] 961 words
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Death of My Aunt - I miss her and I’ll miss her always. My aunt, Catherine passed away on Christmas 1997, and it was the biggest chock for my whole family and me. I was living in Syria at that time and my parents flew to Switzerland for the funeral. I remember exactly when my dad called my sister and me in the living room to tell us the news. My dad’s face was a face I had never seen before, looked as pale as ice and chocked like if he had seen a ghost. I could see there was something wrong but nothing could have prepared me for that kind of news....   [tags: essays research papers] 524 words
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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers - A Closer Look at “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” The poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich was written in 1950. At first glance, it appears to be a feminist piece whose sole purpose is to point out the ways in which a particular woman (Aunt Jennifer) is oppressed. However when a closer look is given, there is much more to this piece. When the poem is read line by line, much more meaning can be gleaned from it. “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers prance across a screen,” the screen would seem to be a tapestry of some kind on which Aunt Jennifer stitched tigers....   [tags: Adrienne Rich] 993 words
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Comparing My Aunt and My Uncle - The old axiom "opposites attract" certainly seems true in regard to my aunt and uncle. Despite a physical resemblance, their differences outnumber their likenesses. The most distinctive differences are in their childhood backgrounds, political views, and personalities. They were born two months apart and they are both in their late fifties, my aunt and uncle resemble each other. They both have silver colored streaks in their black hair. They are both under the average height for an American....   [tags: compare contrast comparison] 467 words
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aunt jennifer tigers - Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers By Adrienne Rich Aunt Jennifer’s tigers stride across a screen Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering through her wool Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of uncle’s wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand. When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie Still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by The tigers in the panel that she made Will go on striding, proud and unafraid....   [tags: essays research papers] 1236 words
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The Scarlet Letter and Aunt Jennifer's Tigers - The Scarlet Letter and Aunt Jennifer's Tigers In the course of our life we need to make many decisions. The way we live our life is a decision each person makes for him/herself. Usually, one choice is better than the other, yet society doesn't always support the better one. The poem, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" and The Scarlet Letter present two ways in which women can react to a society dominated by men and how their lives are shaped by their different decisions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 958 words
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Antigone, Empress of Byzantium, and My Aunt - Antigone, Empress of Byzantium, and My Aunt I have very few heroes, but if I could pick three people who are heroic to me, I would have to choose Antigone from the tragic play Antigone by Sophocles, Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, and my own personal hero, my great aunt Alice. All of these women have had a profound effect on the world around them, and worked hard to shape the world as they saw fit, to protect their loved ones and those to whom they were and are loyal. My personal hero especially has had a profound effect on my upbringing and me....   [tags: Antigone Essays] 1247 words
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Ivan Fyodorovich Sponka and His Aunt - Ivan Fyodorovich Sponka The short story, “Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt”, explicates the life of a man named Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka. We see him briefly in his young years, followed by his life in the army, and his return to the farm where his strong characterized aunt resides. We can see immediately that this man lives in constant cleanliness and dutiful paranoia; these are some of his desires that he wishes to exhibit to others. We can also see his fears, which reside in the confiscation of his masculinity and independence....   [tags: essays papers] 1414 words
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Overview: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - In the beginning of the book Tom’s Aunt Polly is yelling for him to come in and eat, but Tom is nowhere to be seen, for he is just on his way home from the swimming hole where he played hooky from school. Tom sneaks into the kitchen while his Aunts back s turned and has a seat at the table. Aunt Polly had her suspicion that Tom had not gone to school and went swimming instead but he was very quick to come up with an excuse why his hair was still wet. Aunt Polly was very gracious that Tom had told the truth for once until Sid ratted him out and made Aunt Polly notice that his button was threaded with a different color....   [tags: aunt polly, huck finn]
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Scene Change - Scene Being Changed: (Chbosky 202-213) The scene being changed is the day that Sam, Charlie’s love interest, leaves for college. The previous night, things had gotten intimate between her and Charlie, but Charlie freaked out when she began to touch him. That night, he had a dream about his Aunt Helen touching him the same way that Sam did. On the day that Sam left, Charlie returned home and reality sank in. Here, we realize that Charlie had “gotten bad again;” He had lost all of his friends, he had no one to comfort him, and he was beginning to think that the dream he had about his Aunt Helen was an actual memory....   [tags: being a wallflower, aunt helen]
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Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Rastus by Marilyn Kern-Foxworth - Before the Civil War, blacks suffered oppression: slaves to the white man and unable to prosper as individuals. However as Marilyn Kern-Foxworth, author of Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Rastus: Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, explains, “After the Civil War blacks existed free to begin their own communities… and become members of the buying public” (29). With the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, and with the 14th Amendment, which established equal protection under the law for African Americans, the black community slowly saw improvements, including economic prosperity....   [tags: oppression, african americans, civil rights]
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The World War II Story of My Aunt - The World War II Story of My Aunt Before World War 2 started my Great Aunt lived in Kilkenny, in Ireland, and then she came over to England at the beginning of the war to join the forces. She spent her first four years training at a special camp for flight mechanics. After a long four years she went to Hereford for 6 months were she learnt to use the tools involved in mechanics and about aerodynamics. Next she was moved to Northholt which was a special school for pilots learning to fly at night....   [tags: Papers] 526 words
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Aunt Connie's Cookies Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis - Aunt Connie's Cookies Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis Aunt Connie's Cookies is a brand that is synonymous with delicious Lemon Cream and real Mint Cookies throughout the East and Midwest. Aunt Connie's Cookies was founded in 1986 after a friend of Aunt Connie urged her to take her business and baking skills to the public. The Aunt Connie's brand has grown successful producing Lemon Crème and Real Mint cookies. Maria Villanueva is the current chief executive officer of this family owned company....   [tags: Business Analysis Finance] 1489 words
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Aunt Mary, An Analysis of the Joseph Imperiale Short Story - Usually, a short story may contain profound thoughts. Writers always convey their ideas or opinions by offering several arguments in their productions. These arguments are essential to advancing the story and defining characters. In "Aunt Mary" written by Joseph Imperiale, we might identify three arguments here. The first argument is that children can only grow as far as their boundaries will allow them. This is supported when Joshua nearly electrocutes himself by sticking a knife into a plugged-in toaster in order to get his muffin out....   [tags: World Literature] 736 words
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College Admissions Essay: Aunt Joan and Yoga - Aunt Joan and Yoga Up until about 40 years ago, yoga was practically unknown to most Americans. When it was introduced to the United States in the '60s, people believed in the incorrect stereotype that it was done only by "hippies," "flower children," and "druggies." Today the term "yoga" is more widely known, now that it is becoming trendier. Yoga is a discipline with a scientific background that was developed over 2000 years ago. In this system of self-development the restless mind is calmed and energy is placed into constructive channels....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 624 words
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The People in Night of the Scorpion and My Aunt in Pakistan - The People in Night of the Scorpion and My Aunt in Pakistan Compare the way in which the poet presents the people in Night of the Scorpion and Presents from my Aunt in Pakistan. We live in a world of many cultures and each has it is own way of communicating and two very different poems reflect this. In order to compare and contrast the traditions which have become apparent within the poems; ‘Night of the Scorpion’ by Nissim Ezekiel and ‘Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi, further analysis must take place....   [tags: Nissim Ezekiel Moniza Alvi Poems Poetry Essays] 1957 words
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Prejudice in Langston Hughes' Novel, Not Without Laughter - Throughout Langston Hughes' novel, Not Without Laughter, the author introduces multiple characters that reveal their notions of prejudice. The novel explores that prejudice in one form or another is in every aspect of one's life. Prejudice can be defined as an opinion for or against a person's look, race, class, or religion, which is usually formed by a hasty generalization. Most of the main characters, Aunt Hager, Sister Johnson, Jimboy, Harriet, and Tempy contain different accounts of prejudice in the world, which stimulate many of Sandy's thoughts of life as he comes of age....   [tags: prejudice, langston hughes, aunt hager]
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Harriet Tubman's Life and Accomplishments - Harriet Tubman was a history maker. She rebelled against the slavery standards and demanded her voice to be heard. Because she believed every person had a right to be free, Harriet Tubman risked her life to save others. Harriet is one of 9 children, having 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Her parents are Benjamin Ross and Harriet Green. (Ripley 222-3). Her childhood name was Araminta (nicknamed Minty), but she later chose her mother’s name. (Ripley 222-3). She is also known as “Aunt” Harriet. (Taylor 11)....   [tags: aunt harriet, slavery, slave owners]
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The Positive Impact of Atticus, Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra on Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The novel to Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of an unfortunate society, where people are greatly affected by poverty due to the Great Depression. The story is based on a narration by Scout Finch, who describes her family and her town, Maycomb. Scout and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to other children, and they share stories and fantasies regarding a mystery man, Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood. Scout has a blunt nature, due to which she is an ill-mannered person who does not have any control over her anger and also shows no patience....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird] 1027 words
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Aunt Jemima's Advertising Campaign from the Late 19th to the Late 20th Century - In the late 1880's in Missouri two men named Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood created a revolutionary instant pancake flour mix. They created the trademark after visiting a theater and seeing women in blackface, aprons, and red bandanas doing a performance of a song entitled "Old Aunt Jemima." This popular song of the time inspired them to use this very image as their company logo. Rutt and Underwood used many different ways to exploit this new image. They used posters, live appearances, memorabilia, and of course on the product itself....   [tags: Aesthetics] 1586 words
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A Comparison of Search for My Tongue and Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan - A Comparison of Search for My Tongue and Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan Search for my tongue and Presents from my aunt in Pakistan are two poems that explore from a personal viewpoint what is like to grow up in unfamiliar and different culture. Both poems consider the conflict that exits when a person tries to fit into a new culture. Search for my tongue considers what it is like when you feel you are losing your culture while presents from my aunt in Pakistan considers how to regain ones culture....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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Influence of Relatives in Not Without Laughter by Langston Hugues - Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes is a novel about an African-American boy’s coming of age during the early 20th century. The narrative takes us through the childhood and adolescent years of the quiet and intelligent Sandy Rogers. Just as any other child, Sandy is greatly influenced by the people he meets, the places he goes to, and his experiences in different situations as a black child who is looked down upon in a dominantly white hegemony. Though all the people we meet in life affect us in some way, it is a common fact that those who are closest to us, our constant companions, are the driving forces that shape how we turn out to be as adults....   [tags: Family, Companionship, Growing up]
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Exploring the Mental Illness of Schizophrenia - Many people have ignored the illness that affects about one percent of the population. Schizophrenia is the mental illness that I’m referring to. Schizophrenia is a psychotic illness which is can be never-ending, severe, and brain distorting. I’ve grown interest in this particular topic for several reasons. One influence came from my interesting aunt. The problem started when I noticed the farfetched information my Aunt relayed to me. “Hey Aunt, how are you?” I squealed “I’m not so good, I feel like people are putting poison in my food.” Aunt claimed “Who?” I exclaimed “The nursing home,” Aunt yelled “I don’t think they are doing that Aunt,” “Yes, these people hate me; they also are stealing...   [tags: mental health] 1529 words
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Prejudice in Langston Hughes' Novel, Not Without Laughter - Throughout Langston Hughes' novel, Not Without Laughter, the author introduces multiple characters that reveal their notions of prejudice. The novel explores that prejudice in one form or another is in every aspect of one's life. Prejudice can be defined as an opinion for or against a person's look, race, class, or religion, which is usually formed by a hasty generalization. Most of the main characters, Aunt Hager, Sister Johnson, Jimboy, Harriet, and Tempy contain different accounts of prejudice in the world, which stimulate many of Sandy's thoughts of life as he comes of age....   [tags: christian baptist, african-american family]
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Being a Chinese-American Woman - As most of you have noted, the overall problem seems to be determining what it means to be a Chinese-American woman in an American culture. It also asks what it means to be a woman or human being in American culture. There are several conflicts to note. There is the individual vs the communal in China as compared to the same situation in America. There is the individual vs the family and there is the Chinese vs the American  heritage of the narrator. Which is she to be. Chinese. American....   [tags: Merging cultures] 444 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird - Children look up to their elders for wisdom and advice. They rely on someone experienced and with authority for guidance on how to live their lives. However, sometimes the people who are accountable for youth mislead them; they may have good intentions, but are not mature enough to exemplify their values and morals, or they simply are ignorant. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra plays a negative role: she is a proper, southern lady with a strict code of behaviour and etiquette, but is too closed-minded and obstreperous to change her ways or view the world from others’ perspectives....   [tags: Classic American Literature]
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To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs - Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs in To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author uses the small town of Maycomb, Alabama as a forum for different views on civil rights. On a smaller scale, Lee uses the relationship between Scout, her aunt, her father, and her housekeeper, to show how racism affects everything. The question of civil rights plays out not only through the trial of Tom Robinson, but also through the everyday interaction between the Finch family and their housekeeper Calpurnia....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1184 words
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Growth and Maturity in To Kill a Mockingbird - Building Blocks of Growth and Maturity In To Kill a Mockingbird Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many characters develop and mature in unique ways. Boo, who fears talking to others, Aunt Alexandra, who is against people of other races or social classes, and Scout, who is young and is not aware of life’s challenges, constantly suppress their emotions and personality. Their life choices and decisions that they make throughout the book, lead them to be more accepting of others and less prejudice....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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Learning From Others' Mistakes - Learning from others mistakes Growing up generally feels like a rollercoaster. The bumps, the laughs, the cries, and most of all the alarming quickness from which I am sent right back from where I started. Life moves quick as a wink, I am always seeking for ideas and reasons to make my life more rewarding and worthwhile. Even though the journey is not easy, I am sure the no one has mastered the task of living a mistake-free life. I find each day too short for all the things I want to do. I learn from my mistakes and from the mistakes of others to make my life better....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 661 words
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The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston - The theme of “voiceless woman” throughout the book “the woman warrior” is of great importance. Maxine Kingston narrates several stories in which gives clear examples on how woman in her family are diminished and silenced by Chinese culture. The author not only provides a voice for herself but also for other women in her family and in her community that did not had the opportunity to speak out and tell their stories. The author starts the book with the story of her aunt. This story was a well-kept family secret being that her aunt’s actions were of great disappointment to the family....   [tags: Maxine Kingston]
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East Meets the West in Two Kinds by Amy Tan - Amy Tan‘s ―Two Kinds‖ is a tale of a young Chinese girl‘s life as an adolescent and the influence that her mother has on her growing up. Coming from a first-generation immigrant Korean family, I can‘t help but completely relate to growing up around that type of ―support.‖ Although my parents were fairly westernized in their way of thinking, we had an aunt living with us whom we affectionately called the Tiger Aunt growing up. Having no natural children of her own, she treated my siblings and me as if we were her own children and pretty much had free rein to direct us and help to raise us in any way that she wanted, which was with a very traditional and old fashioned perspective....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]
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A Silent Curse - A Silent Curse Dinner is prepared. The children have finished their homework and the house is debris free. Another day in the life of a married housewife comes to a close. As we look back upon the time of our predecessors, this is the normal routine. Tasks are completed without question and in adherence to the strict expectations of the husband. During this time period, male dominance is evident through the treatment and lack of affection given to the women of the house. "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," a poem, by Adrienne Rich and Kate Chopin's short story, "The Story of an Hour," equally capture the underlying meaning of matrimony....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1004 words
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snickets - A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snickets I. Introduction a. Title The title of my book report is " A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window". It is the third book of the series. b. Author The wonderful and talented personage who wrote this book is Lemony Snickets. He is a studied expert in rhetorical analysis, a distinguished scholar, an amateur connoisseur. c. Brief Summary The Baudelaire Children were orphaned by a fire. They were sent from one place to another, from relative to relative....   [tags: Book Report Series Unfortunate Events] 1056 words
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Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman - Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman The excerpt, "No Name Woman", from Maxine Hong Kingston's book, Woman Warrior, gives insight into her life as a Chinese girl raised in America through a tragic story of her aunt's life, a young woman raised in a village in China in the early 1900s. The story shows the consequences beliefs, taught by parents, have on a child's life. Kingston attempts to figure out what role the teachings of her parents should have on her life, a similar attempt for many of us in the world....   [tags: Woman Warrior Kingston Essays Papers]
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The Demons Within - The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas LlosaÕs novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself....   [tags: Demons Possession Skinner Frazier Essays] 4166 words
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Maxine Hong Kingston's No Name Woman - Maxine Hong Kingston's No Name Woman A person's identity cannot be given to her, instead a person must achieve a sense of her character through personal experience and self-reflection. In "No Name Woman", Maxine Hong Kingston recalls the events of her aunt's life in the vague world of her Chinese roots. The story of her aunt is told by her mother and Kingston recreates the events into an exploratory story to help herself figure out what part of her identity is Chinese and help her better understand the Chinese culture....   [tags: Kingston's Autobiography No Name Woman] 1394 words
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Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston's novel, The Woman Warrior is a semi-autobiographical collection of short stories that chronicles her childhood in California. It gives the reader a feeling of how it feels like to be a Chinese American girl growing up with traditional parents in a world that is quite different from theirs....   [tags: Kingston Woman Warrior] 1314 words
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No Name Women - Cultures can shape the identities of individuals. Kingston identity was shape by Chinese and Chinese American culture. "No Name Woman," begins with a talk-story, about Kingston’ aunt she never knew. The aunt had brought disgrace upon her family by having an illegitimate child. In paragraph three, “she could not have been pregnant, you see, because her husband had been gone for years” (621). This shows that Kingston’s aunt had an affair with someone and the result was her pregnancy. She ended up killing herself and her baby by jumping into the family well in China....   [tags: Gender Roles, Kingston] 1007 words
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Hypochondriasis and Munchausen by Proxy - For my research paper I chose the two mental illnesses of hypochondriasis and Munchausen by proxy. I chose these topics because I have an aunt related by marriage who is thought to have hypochondriasis and Munchausen by proxy because like hypochondriasis it can be used as a way to gain attention or sympathy from others. I will start off with hypochondriasis since it is the illness I have the most familiarity with. Hypochondriasis is defined in the DSM-IV-TR under somatoform disorders as “Preoccupation with fears of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person’s misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.” This preoccupation of having an illness will persist even after m...   [tags: Mental Health ]
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