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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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Valerie Is There for Her Aunt - ... What could they have really said, thought Valarie, after all had they not plunged a knife in her heart and stolen the life that she had. They had forced her, broken her down until she gave in to them. They did not stop, but just kept going on and on. She wanted to be strong, but strength had abandoned her like everyone else. She could not bear to look at them, their very presence made her sick. She screamed, ‘get out.’ ‘But,’ her mother did not get the chance to finish. ‘Get out, get out.’ Valarie screamed louder....   [tags: personal narrative] 1185 words
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My Perfect Enchanting Aunt - ... Once this disease was in your body, it leads to anemia. Anemia is dangerous because it limits the ability of the blood to carry oxygen to the baby's organs and tissues. Due to this she used to face many problems. She would at an abnormal time become pale and have trouble breathing. Well, to get rid of these problems she needed to get blood transfusions, intravenous fluids, help for respiratory distress using oxygen or a mechanical breathing machine, and exchange transfusion to replace the baby's damaged blood with fresh blood....   [tags: role, model, obstacles, accomplishments] 695 words
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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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Who was Aunt Jennifer?: Analysis of Aunt Jennifer´s Tigers by Adrienne Rich - ... The first two lines of the poem read, “Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen/ Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.” (1-2) By using the word “prance” in the first line, Rich makes it seem as though the tigers aren’t particularly dangerous instead they are portrayed as carefree. Also, the word “prance” can be seen as Rich using personification because it’s not usually a word used to describe an animal, especially not a tiger. The next two lines read, “They do not fear the men beneath the tree;/They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.” (3-4) The tigers are describes as fearless by the fact that they are not afraid of the men....   [tags: creatures, characteristics, theme]
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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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Aunt Celia Doesn't Look Like That Anymore - ... Valarie mumbled something about family rumours, which said that Leah was jealous of the relationship that Aunt Celia had with Jerry. Pete was a good man but he was not a man to demonstrate his affection, as far as he was concern he loved Leah and did not have to show it because she knew what he felt. But Leah wanted so much more than what Pete offered. Jerry was an affectionate man and would express and show his emotion openly. People kept talking about what a special couple they were and how much they were in love....   [tags: personal narrative] 1190 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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A Letter to My Aunt about BRCA Testing - ... Other factors to understand are oncogenes, which are the result from the turning on of proto-oncogenes, but tumor suppressor genes cause cancer when they are turned off. A proto-oncogene is a normal gene that can turn into an oncogene, if this happens it can cause a change in protein structure since proto-oncogenes code proteins. The main thing I am trying to say here is that when tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes do not do what they are required to do, the cancer begins to form, all of this according to cancer.gov (source) Most forms of breast cancer are caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed along from generation to generation....   [tags: personal narrative] 620 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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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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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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Describing a Place I Know - ... When we got back up to the house my aunt was outside holding a camera. Amanda was to scared to go first so I did. It was not that bad, she made a bigger deal out of it then what it was. But hey I got my five dollars. Aunt Holly's farm is also a special place for me because my two best friends are buried there. I berried my dog Perdy on Jan 31st 2009. My mom took me to the shelter in Huntington, WV, when I was three to pick out a dog cause my dog got ride of the puppy my Grams had given me. Naturally I picked out a dog that everyone said was not good to get a three year old....   [tags: my aunt Holly's farm] 902 words
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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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Personal Narrative: Library Magic - The day started like any other. I woke up with my little sister, Callia, threatening to dump water all over me because I was going to make her late for classes; my only friend, Zac, teasing Callia as he waited for me to be ready so we could go to work; and a feeling of grief crushing me as it had since my parents died in an accident a year and a half ago. I got up despite my lack of motivation. I went through the normal day functions not really thinking and ignoring Zac and whatever tyrant he was going on about....   [tags: callia, aunt lamia, zac] 1218 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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Self Concept: Sexual Abuse and Being a Mother at an Early Age - Introduction Being a mom is something you’re supposed to be when you have already lived, but I didn’t get that option. My self-concept changed when I became a “mom” to my little sister at age seven. I had to make all her meals, protect her from harm, and was an all-around mother for thought and affection. Description I was spending the weekend with my step aunt when my self-concept changed forever. My little sister was using the bathroom when I heard a cry and my step aunt and I went to see what was wrong....   [tags: sister, aunt, boyfriend, angry mother] 1055 words
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Waking Up in a Hospital Room: A Short Story - I woke up to the pungent smell of hospital disinfect, invading my nostrils. The room was silent apart from my heavy breathing and the beep beep sound you often hear in hospitals that indicates you're alive. I slowly opened my eyes, squinting in attempt to sharpen the blurred images before me. I glanced around and took in the deserted, blue and white colour schemed hospital bedroom. How long have I been here. I shut my eyes, trying to remember what had exactly happened. Then it all hits me with a bang....   [tags: New York, Young Man, Aunt] 929 words
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - ... George’s personality is frequently reflected through his rage and compassion. He also tends to be the one who often thinks things through and he also contemplates about how his goals with Lennie can be achieved. When Candy makes their goals possible, George gets his hands on the details such as the location of their ranch, their work hours so that they can pay for the ranch, and how they will have to avoid being publicized so that they will be able to work for the next month. George also knows that their might be challenges in achieving their dream so he tells Lennie what he should do so that their dreams can be achieved in the future....   [tags: george milton, aunt clara, lenne] 579 words
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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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Feminism Versus Society in Adrienne Rich's Poem Aunt Jennifer's Tigers and Tillie Olson's Poem, I Stand Here Ironing - ... Olson's poem represents a man's ability to leave the women and children to fend for herself. This is harder for readers to understand because there could be a lot of criticism about why the man left and how the wife could have better taken care of her family. Olson's poem not only shows the weakness of the mother but also shows the effect on her daughter. Rich's poem is stronger because it better criticized how society viewed women, though Olson and Rich both used a similar approach to representing the expected role of women....   [tags: suffer, women, weakness]
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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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The Agony Aunt and Trip - I opened my sleep-filled eyes, rubbing the underside of each one as I yawned. At first, I was surprised as to why I was in a moving vehicle, before remembering a few seconds later that I was on a coach, and had gotten off a plane from London to Savannah, Georgia four hours ago. Glancing out the window at a passing shop's clock, I was surprised to see that it was already 5p.m. As a natural instinct, I turned round to speak to my best friend, April, before remembering that this bus, unlike usual ones, were single seaters....   [tags: short story] 1736 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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Joy Kogawa's Obasan - Again though, Aunt Emily goes against this idea that is engrained in many Japanese-Canadians like Naomi. While it is true that she herself did not directly experience the effects of the internment, she became the voice many Japanese Canadians were afraid to speak. She does so by becoming informed of the events through the many conferences Naomi describes her to be a part of and the research she compiles for a paper she authored about Japanese sufferings during the internment (Kogawa, 33; 39). Likewise, when the movement of redress for became a possibility, third generation Japanese Canadian (Sansei) university students, who also did not experience the direct effects of internment, began to a...   [tags: Aunt Emily, Character Development, Analysis]
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Maxine Kingston's No Name Woman - Learn from the Stories Having two considerably different cultures can cause a strife with one’s identity. In “No Name Woman,” Maxine Kingston’s mother tells her a story of her aunt that committed adultery which therefore led to her segregation from her own family and villagers. Kingston’s mother asserts that the story should not be told by anyone and the story’s purpose was to strike fear in her daughter. Then, Kingston explores the different scenarios that could have led to her aunt’s suppressed suicide....   [tags: learn from stories, literary analysis]
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Changes Through Life Stages in No Name Women by Maxine Kington - ... In order to keep the thought of her aunt pure, she protects the aunt’s virtues by suggesting the possibility of rape. At this point, Kingston defends her aunt by thinking of her as a victim and as someone accused of immoralities. Kingston believes that her aunt was a caring individual who may not have been perfect, but was a compassionate and loving woman. "She would protect this child as she had protected its father"(231). Stating “its father” instead of “her husband” acknowledges the fact that the child was born out of wedlock....   [tags: choices, thoughts, views] 684 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - ... She doesn’t want to become like the Ewell’s who aren’t really respected. She believes that if Scout starts telling people that her cousin was in jail, people would start seeing the Finch’s as criminals. Aunt Alexandra is really trying to protect her reputation, so she isn’t treated unequal like Tom Robinson, or an Ewell. Later, when Scout and Jem come back from church with Calpurnia, they went to the church that was used by blacks. “Atticus, I’ll go next Sunday if it’s alright, can I. Cal said she’d come get me if you were off in the car.” “You may not” Said Aunt Alexandra (181).“You may not”, this is a powerful part of the quote because Aunt Alexandra not only believes she can interrupt...   [tags: story and character analysis] 853 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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