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All In a Pair of Blue Eyes - Belle French was dragged out of the pleasant haze of her dreams the day after her meeting with Mr. Gold by the sound of her phone’s alarm blaring from on top of her dresser. Ignoring its harsh sounds, she attempted to bury herself further into the warm mountain of sheets and pillows that was her bed, but it was to no avail, and so groaning in frustration she crawled out of bed. Blue eyes barely opened, she fumbled for her phone, promptly turning off the obnoxious beeping and then slipping it into the pocket of her plaid pjs....   [tags: university, New York, job] 1307 words
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The Girl with the Blue and Green Eyes - ... She stood staring at them, but neither of the two seemed to either acknowledge or care for her existence though as they continued with the grotesque display. If anything, their "affections" only grew heavier. Skylar barreled through the crowd. When she finally made it to the first floor she saw the heart of the party was centered there. After scanning through the nearly dark room of all of the bodies dancing to the beat of the blasting music, she spots Cole again. Cole was sitting alone and having a drink....   [tags: personal narrative] 1712 words
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The Heir Apparent - He looked to the rainy skies, in shock as his mother’s blood mixed with the water and dripped from his small hands. He was only six, somewhat old enough to understand death and silence. He was eight, living in the castle with his grandmother. He looks at his friend’s smiling face, his icy blue eyes big and adorable, and laughs too as the dog makes off with an entire wheel of cheese. The servants chase her, but to their dismay they cannot wrench it from her mouth. The two fall into a giggling fit....   [tags: castle, blue, eyes, friend, family] 878 words
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Colorist Culture Beliefs - ... The children were able to distinguish at an early age that the Caucasian doll was associated with better treatment in society, better jobs, and happiness. If children can acknowledge these things subconsciously, it is no shock that children with these views would turn into adults with similar views, subconscious or conscious. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye explores the psyche of a young girls that desires to have blue eyes and blonde hair like Shirley Temple so she too can be loved and have all the happiness young white girls have....   [tags: light hair, blue eyes, beauty standard]
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The Significance of The Blue Dress in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwa - The Significance of The Blue Dress in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie (talking to Phoebe about Tea Cake): “He done taught me de maiden language all over. Wait till you see de new blue satin Tea Cake done picked out for me tuh stand up wid him in. High heel slippers, necklace, earrings, everything he wants tuh see me in. Some of dese mornin’s and it won’t be long, you gointuh wake up callin’ me and Ah’ll be gone.” (pp. 109-10) Seraph on the Suwanee: “Over her mother’s outraged protests, Arvay put on the blue mull dress the next day....   [tags: Their Eyes Watching God Seraph Suwanee] 1078 words
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Deep Blue Monsters of Annie - The description that follows is that of a young woman named Annie. This is less of a story than a small window into the treacherous thing that is her mind, her soul and the beauty that is her heart. There are many things I could tell you of this girl, Annie. For one she is a pretty thing, though only indulged by mascara and long strings curled in a mess pending mid back. And eyes once as blue as the ocean, now faded to gray. There are many things I could tell you about Annie, but rather than list them all; those numerous, tedious facts, I think it simpler to tell you this small anecdote....   [tags: mind, soul, beauty, eyes, sun, ocean] 612 words
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An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls - An Annotation of John Crowe Ransom's Blue Girls Simply put, Blue Girls is about beauty. The poem focuses on the realization and truthfulness that beauty undoubtedly fades. The speaker appeals to young girls, warning them to not put all their hope in their beauty, but to still utilize it before it diminishes. Blue Girls By John Crowe Ransom Twirling your blue skirts, travelling the sward Under the towers of your seminary, Go listen to your teacher old and contrary Without believing a word....   [tags: Crowe Ransom Blue Girls Poem Essays] 851 words
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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet - In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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Forgotten People of the Blue Highways - Forgotten People of the Blue Highways Journeying along the back roads of the blue highways of the road maps, William Least Heat Moon discovers the forgotten people of America in Blue Highways. In the beginning, his trip seems to be motivated by anger and disillusion. But when readers look deeper into the story, they see that Least Heat Moon focuses the attention on how to "climb out of a world which he realized was impersonal and materialistic" (Lyons 63). By avoiding the large cities, he focuses his attention on the forgotten civilizations....   [tags: Blue Highways] 639 words
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Importance of Setting in The Blue Hotel - Importance of Setting in Stephen Crane's The Blue Hotel    In  'The Blue Hotel,' Stephen Crane uses various provocative techniques to ensure that the setting adds to the richness of the story. 'The Blue Hotel' is set in a cold Nebraska town at the Palace Hotel in the late 1800's, but there is more to setting than just when and where a story takes place.  In a written work, it is the author's job to vividly depict events in order to keep the reader?s attention and to create colorful mental images of places, objects, or situations....   [tags: Blue Hotel Essays Stephen Crane]
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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Mixed Blood - A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Mixed Blood When we read books, especially when we're young, we're especially alert for things to recognize, clues to help us place ourselves in a confusing and daunting universe in which gender, age, economics, and identity itself are muddled by too much information, too many possibilities. We are externally ordered by one constellation in our immediate household, another in our social or school setting, many others on television. Where do we fit. What is the community of "us" to which we comfortably and securely and enduringly belong....   [tags: Yellow Raft Blue Water Essays] 1511 words
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Playing the Character John from Blue Remembered Hills - Playing the Character John from Blue Remembered Hills The group, consisting of John, Audrey, Angela, Willie and Raymond; have heard a bomb siren going off from the nearby prison camp. They know that this means danger and as they are in the woods, they cant go anywhere for cover and start to worry about one of the prisoners, or “Ities” and “Wops” as they call them, having escaped. They decide to keep an eye out for any dangers but all the talk of these “Ities” had got them just frightening each other even more....   [tags: Blue Hills Remembered Danile Potter Plays Essays] 1699 words
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A Stylistic Analysis of Blue Eyed Soul - The aim of this essay will look at how Blue-eyed soul relates back to it's parent genre, Soul; through analysis of musical features. Blue eyed soul is typically described as White musicians who have recreated soul music of the 1960's (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013). The somewhat ambiguous term refers to White musicians who “emulated black vocal styling and phrasing, and often covered black songs but also established themselves as recording artists with audience crossover skills” (Cooper, 2010, p.1)....   [tags: soul roots, gospel blues]
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Blond Hair, Blue Eyed Beauty - Blond hair, blue eyes. In America these are the ideals of a woman’s beauty. This image is drilled into our minds across the lifespan in the media and it conditions people's standards of beauty. We see Black women wish that their skin was lighter. In an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show", a Black girl as young as 6 talks about how she doesn't like her hair and wishes that it was long and straight like a white woman's. Some minorities get surgery to change their facial features, or only date white men....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Eyes in the Stranger by Albert Camus - In The Stranger, Albert Camus personifies eyes as a source of knowledge. Characters come upon knowledge through many different sources from touch to hearing. The knowledge gained through eyes can range from, self discovery to understanding events taking place. Eyes and knowledge all seem to be related to Meursault. Meursault’s ability to understand events and circumstances depends on his clarity of vision. Unlike other characters, Meursault’s eyes do not provide knowledge, thus leaving characters misunderstanding him....   [tags: The Stranger, Albert Camus]
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The Bluest Eyes, by Toni Morrison - In “The Bluest Eyes”, the author Toni Morrison portrays the idea of beauty and its standard on African Americans live in the white American society through a narrator named Claudia. The protagonist of Morrison’s novel, Pecola Breedlove, is the truest of all victims, for she is an innocent little girl born into a family that does not provide her with any support to endure society's racial prejudices. The little black girl Pecola is in a mad desire for blue eyes, which shows white-dominated culture has almost assimilated African American women and made them lost....   [tags: Standards, Beauty, Thematic Analysis] 792 words
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Use of Clothing in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Use of Clothing in Their Eyes Were Watching God       In the novel Their Eyes were watching God Zora Neale Hurston portrays a woman named Janie's search for love and freedom. Janie, throughout the novel, bounces through three different marriages, with a brief stint at being a widow in between. Throughout these episodes, Hurston uses Janie`s clothing as a visual bookmark of where Janie is in her search for true love and how she is being influenced by those around her.   Janie's first article of clothing is an apron that she wears while married to Logan Killiks as a hard working sixteen year old....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]
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Thoughts on the Color, Blue - Thoughts on the Color, Blue During the time when polytheistic religions were widely practiced in Europe, colors represented ideas associated with the paranormal and the spiritual. In many cases, the color blue represented safety and protection. It was believed that if someone wore or carried something blue, the bearer would be protected from evil spirits. Over time, as patriarchal societies formed, the welfare of the male child took priority over the welfare of the female child. Since male children were more important, parents surrounded their sons with blue objects....   [tags: Exploratory Papers] 747 words
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Physics of the Eyes - Protections of the eye: The human eye is one of the most important things to a person and thus has many forms of protection. The eyelid protects the eye in three different ways: the eyelashes, the glands, and the movement of the eyelids. The eyelashes are beneficial in keeping dust and debris out of the eye. Touching the lashes will trigger the reflexive blinking mechanism. There are many different glands that are located in the eye. The Zeis gland is a gland that secretes oil. An infection in this gland results in a stye....   [tags: physics eye sight]
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Free Essays - Janie's Metamorphosis in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Janie's Metamorphosis in Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about identity and reality to say the least. Each stage in Janie's life was a shaping moment. Her exact metamorphosis, while ambiguous was quite significant. Janie's psychological identification was molded by many people, foremost, Nanny, her grandmother and her established companions. Reality, identity, and experience go hand in hand in philosophy, identity is shaped by experience and with experience you accept reality....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays] 912 words
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Insider vs. Outsider in The Blue Hotel, The Displaced Person, Bernice Bobs her Hair, and Novel In Dubious Battle - Insider vs. Outsider in The Blue Hotel, The Displaced Person, Bernice Bobs her Hair, and Novel In Dubious Battle Whenever a stranger enters an unfamiliar society, a clash between the outsider’s practices and society’s guidelines undoubtedly occurs. Whether the resulting conflict minimally or powerfully affects the people involved depends on the situation, but usually the results are monumental. In the short stories “The Blue Hotel,” “The Displaced Person,” and “Bernice Bobs her Hair,” and the novel In Dubious Battle, society’s fear of the stranger has severe negative consequences for the newcomer, as the community’s rules prevail over the outsiders in the end....   [tags: Blue Hotel displaced Bernice Dubious Essays] 1387 words
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The Bluest Eyes - A Search For A Self Finding a self-identity is often a sign of maturing and growing up. This becomes the main issue in Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eyes. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline Breedlove are such characters that search for their identity through others that has influenced them and by the lifestyles that they have. First, Pecola Breedlove struggles to get accepted into society due to the beauty factor that the norm has. Cholly Breedlove, her father, is a drunk who has problems that he takes out of Pecola sexually and Pauline physically....   [tags: essays research papers] 1181 words
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blue cross blue shield - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL) Operating Services is Florida’s largest insurer, serving more than 6 million residents in total. Three trends that redefine how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida brings value to its members are through consumer empowerment, E-business, and financial services modernization. BCBSFL holds approximately 30% of the HMO market share in Florida, which is twice the share of its nearest competitor. BCBSFL offers a BlueComplements program filled with discounts and services that allow members to stay healthy....   [tags: essays research papers] 534 words
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Blue Man Group - The off the wall antics and odd, but entertaining music style of the Blue Man Group has brought them to be one of the most popular and successful theater groups in the world today. The Blue Man Group came into play in 1987. Creators Matt Goldman, a software producer, Chris Wink, and Phil Stanton, both working as waiters, say the Blue Man Group started as a weekend get together in which they would invite their friends over and talk about art, science, and whatever else interested them. The three saw their home city of New York to be a cultural wasteland....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Blue Ringed Octopuss - ... Being soft bodied the only hard part of the octopus is the beak. Their brain is centered about their oesophagus and is shaped like a donut. These octopuses have poison glands that discharge two different types of poison; one they use for catching food, which is the more mild type, and then there’s the type they use for defense, the more poisonous type. The Blue ringed octopus can move several different ways. One way is by drawing water into a cavity in its body, and then dismissing the jet of water from a contractile mantle and aiming in the direction they wish to move, this is called jet propulsion....   [tags: marine biology and life] 617 words
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Creative Writing: Blue Skies - ... No one is allowed to die. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria. I approach the chef and punch the button. The laser scans my fingerprint and dispenses a small, warm package. I carry it to the table and peel the foil off the top to expose 3 pancakes with two links of sausage. The food is synthetic with appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals but lacks either taste or aroma. The pancakes have the look of a glossy photograph of a pancake copied onto newsprint so they appear almost 2-dimensional....   [tags: becca, zach, jason] 1832 words
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The Motif of Eyes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... These eyes are constantly watching the people slowly give up their values and beliefs. It’s obvious that the eyes on the billboard are consistently watching the people toss away their values because of how the billboard is designed. Nick describes the sign like this, “The eyes are blue and gigantic- their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose” (Fitzgerald 23). The eyes watching over Tom Buchanan as he greets his mistress in the Valley of Ashes....   [tags: Twenties, Wealth, Morals]
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Code Blue - We all have one thing in common, every live being on the face of this earth, a heart and more specifically a heartbeat. It is the one thing simple, yet oh so complex that labels us alive or dead. All our tickers are like silent bombs that have been set and will detonate at a time and place far beyond our knowing. Every stroke and beat is like countdown to an invisible timer we cannot visualize. Is this scary. Well, I guess it depends on our point of view, how we view our lives. Some person suffering might be praying for the blessed assurance that anytime their suffering will end, and that clock will stop, and that they will have reached their count down....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1095 words
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Indian Blue Peafowl - When you first think of eyes you think of normal eyes people use to see things. But you never think of an animal, not only ,with eyes on their head but feathers too. Which brings me to one of the most famous peafowls, the Indian Blue. There are three types of Indian Blue Peafowls: The Peacock (male), Peahen (female), and Peachick (baby/offspring.) These Indian Blue Peafowls, like all, other animals belong in the biggest Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom. Like humans and other animals they have a Phylum which is a Chordata or having a backbone....   [tags: Peacock, Peahen, Peachick] 807 words
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What Blue Dress? - Who knew a blue dress from The Gap could cause so much of a dilemma (“Lewinsky” 1-4). Not everyone has a blue dress hidden away from the world. Nevertheless, we all have mistakes we are ashamed of, actions we regret or know were wrong. Occasionally, when bad judgement is used, shunning happens. Shunning is when society looks down on a person because they think that person made a poor decision. People are shunned for numerous reasons; murder, lying, infidelity, etc. In the early 1960’s, President John F....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Contrasting Themes in David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet - Contrasting Themes in “Blue Velvet” The subconscious psyche is one of the most fascinating and almost completely inexplicable aspects of human behavior. Even more intriguing than merely the subconscious is the notion of a darker, more repressed side that many individuals refuse to acknowledge exists within them. In David Lynch’s film “Blue Velvet,” the director attempts to explore the psyche of a young man named Jeffrey Beaumont, most notably the clash between his darker side and “good” side for the first time in his life....   [tags: Films Movies] 3012 words
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The Eyes Motif in the Works of D.H. Lawrence - The Eyes Motif in the Works of D.H. Lawrence D.H. Lawrence's short stories The Shadow in the Rose Garden, The Prussian Officer and The White Stocking possess an eyes motif. This motif, along with a variety of other motifs, are used throughout the works of the author and adds depth to the stories. "The Shadow in the Rose Garden" possesses an eyes motif. The eyes as a "window to the soul" is an ever present reference in this work. First, Lawrence notes the "china-blue eyes" of Mrs. Coates, who is a "delightful, erect old lady." (70) Later, when the young woman sits down on the bench in the garden in front of the white roses and sees the man in front of her, she notices his eyes....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 829 words
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Symbolism of the Yellow Raft in Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Symbolism of the Yellow Raft in Yellow Raft in Blue Water Native American’s find symbolism in many everyday items and colors are no exception. They believe that yellow is a conflicting motif, on one hand it denotes happiness, joy, and contentment but on the other hand it is the color of cowardice, deceit, and hurt. Michael Dorris, the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, coming from a Native American background, most likely considered this while choosing the title for this bestseller. It is overflowing with hidden meanings for the color of yellow, especially in Rayona’s section....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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All Angels Must Fall - ... Looking at her doll Eve swallow all the courage she possibly could, climbed off her bed and laid down onto the floor. She took a deep breath and lifted the ruffled bed skirt. Her eyes widened and she jumped onto the bed screaming only to have it grab onto her leg and start pulling her down. "Mama!" It let go and her mother stormed into the room. "What. What is it Eve. What's wrong?" She stood seeing Eve crying on the bed her hand holding her ankle. "The monster under my bed grabbed me Mama. He grabbed me and pulled me down, he hurt my foot....   [tags: doll, storm, eyes, angels] 603 words
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Society is Fixated on Being Perfect, as Depicted in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eyes - How exactly does one become societies “picture” of beauty. For centuries all sorts of people, scientists, stylists, thinkers, students, writers, philosophers and more have been looking for the answer. In The Bluest Eyes, by Toni Morrison, Pecola, “the ugly duckling”, desires blue eyes because she believes beauty is the key to better life in her home, at school, and in the eyes of those around her. Toni Morrison brings her readers to the realization that society, past or present, is fixated becoming perfect....   [tags: Beauty, Literary Analysis] 604 words
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In the Eyes of the Beholder - In the Eyes of the Beholder The Contrasting Views of American Culture between Foreign and American Musicians The crowd of over 60,000 bursts into a thunderous uproar as the stadium suddenly becomes dark and anticipation rises like the temperature under a blazing Georgian July sun. After a seemingly infinite wait, one solitary image suddenly lights up from the seventy-foot video screen: an American flag. The Star Spangled Banner then booms from the massive speakers with the crowd growing frantic in the waiting for what is next....   [tags: Music Entertainment Musicians Papers]
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Review of Blue Remembered Hills - Review of Blue Remembered Hills 'Blue Remembered Hills' is a poem by AE Houseman that shows an idealistic view of childhood as you see in the poem. That is the land of lost content I see it shining plain The happy highways where I went And cannot come again In this short piece AE Houseman gives the effect of a clean happy time. Dennis Potter has a completely different view on childhood that completely contrasts with AE Houseman's poem. Dennis potters play is a reversal of AE Houseman's poem, including the attitudes of the children....   [tags: Papers] 2040 words
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Elements of Light which Create Blue Skies and Red Sunsets - Elements of Light which Create Blue Skies and Red Sunsets Throughout history, many people have wondered exactly what makes the sky blue and what makes some sunsets red. This can be done by examinations on how the scattering of sunlight by the Earth's atmosphere produces blue skies and red sunsets. Red sunsets have also been called orange sunsets because they are actually more orange in color. Blue Skies To understand why the sky is blue, one needs to understand a little about light. Light is a form of radiation, electromagnetic energy that travels in the form of waves possessing electric and magnetic properties....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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Different Color Eyes - ... A dog started barking. A small elderly bended woman, stumbling almost running, was hurrying toward me. My mother was never tall, but now, being bended, she looks much smaller and defenseless. She broke her back while she was taking care of my father when he has been paralyzed for ten years. Since he passed away, the mother has worn black or dark cloth. At this time she was dressed in a long black skirt and a blue navy blouse. A black scarf covered her head. Every time when I see her in this condition, my heart is clenching to pain....   [tags: personal narrative] 911 words
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Symbolism in Their Eyes Were Watching God - In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, she utilizes an array of symbolism such as color, the store, and her husbands to solidify the overall theme of independence and individuality. Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered by many a classic American Feminist piece that emphasizes how life was for African Americans post slave era in the early 1900s. One source summarizes the story as, 1 ”a woman's quest for fulfillment and liberation in a society where women are objects to be used for physical work and pleasure.” Which is why the overall theme is concurrent to independence and self....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon - Animals In The Eyes of The Dragon Although it may seem quite absurd, the role of animals in The Eyes of the Dragon is a very supreme and dignified part of the novel. Through the development of the novel, the animal kingdom roars novel from insects to dogs and they all play their own, individual roles. The great black and white Anduan Husky named Frisky who is, out of all of her dogs, Naomi's favorite, leads Ben Staad and Naomi directly to the whereabouts of Dennis, Peter's butler. Flagg's animals are symbols of his plans for the downfall of Delain....   [tags: essays papers] 1233 words
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America's Flawed Legal System Illustrated in the Film, The Thin Blue Line - Reading newspapers or watching TV at home, at least we find one article or news describing a killing, a shooting, or an armed robbery. With all these problems, we are in fear but cannot avoid hearing and dealing with them. They happen every day and some time justice system blunders and leads to wrongly convict people for what they do not commit. This is reality of wrecked system that is resulted by injustice and corruption. Ultimately, Errol Morris confirms this reality based on a true story of an innocent convicted Randal Adams for a criminal case by creating a film, The Thin Blue Line....   [tags: movies] 1772 words
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The Childhoods Portrayed in My Left Foot and Blue Remembered Hills by Christy Brown - ... I looked out on the world noticing everything except myself.” As a child it seems he was almost unaware that he had a disability that made him different from the other children and by the acceptance of his siblings and his own determination it seems that he did feel like a part of normal society where he could interact and enjoy himself with other children without being prejudiced against. However after some years Christy became more and more isolated from his peers due to the breakdown of his go cart and the inability to go outside and play with other children alienated him from others “Everything was changed....   [tags: potter, upbringings, disability]
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Their Eyes Were Watching God - Their Eyes Were Watching God An Analysis So many people in modern society have lost their voices. Laryngitis is not the cause of this sad situation-- they silence themselves, and have been doing so for decades. For many, not having a voice is acceptable socially and internally, because it frees them from the responsibility of having to maintain opinions. For Janie Crawford, it was not: she finds her voice among those lost within the pages of Zora Neale Hurston’s famed novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - ... The last image of the moon rising with its “amber fluid drenching the earth and quenching the thirst of the day” signifies a new day in Janie’s life, as talking to Tea Cake quenches Janie’s thirst for a voice and individuality the way the moon quenches the thirst if the day. Additionally, the narrator’s tone becomes playful after they meet, ending the serious and mocking tone from Janie’s past. Janie and Tea Cake laughed, flirted, played. Lastly, Hurton’s use of two different forms of communication—formal and colloquial—gives the novel a literary “voice” to make the two languages equal with the same recognition from readers....   [tags: african-american woman, freedom, slavery] 780 words
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Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library - Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library I don't know what exactly I expected to find at the library that summer. Rows of gleaming shelves and neatly stacked books, probably. No sound but the humming of fluorescent lights and the thump of rubber stamps. The librarians would be demure types - soft-spoken and intellectual. I thought of the place itself as a sort of solemn temple to the written word. With these images in mind, I was startled by my first glimpse of the employees' workroom....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1141 words
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Open Mine Eyes - Open Mine Eyes 'Open my eyes and allow me to behold the wealth of each curtained acre. Allow me to stand amidst the true complexity of land and hold me hostage beyond the hand of illustrations. As any mind may have it, such beauty is held too deep, so far away no ordinary soul could see. I ask you to bring forth the beauty of such things. Describe to me, young man, the definition of America . . .' Close your eyes and open your mind. Feel that slightly chilled breeze upon your cheeks, barely rustling through your golden hair....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 535 words
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Test Your Peripheral Vision - Peripheral vision is the reason as to why we can see about 180 degree’s out of our eyes. Peripheral vision or side vision detects objects outside the direct line of vision. For example, when someone is walking into the room or a car is coming up next to you, your peripheral vision tells you where to look. Central vision is when you are focused on one specific thing, reading this paragraph is an example, you are focused on one word within the sentence, paragraph, and page using your central vision....   [tags: sight, eyes, cells]
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Creative Writing: Intense Heat - ... It’s just what it sounds like, too, but better. There is usually movies and snacks, dancing and roughhousing, deep discussions, story telling, and sex. Lots and lots of passionate, fun, hot, monkey sex…but I digress. Clearly sometime in the night, while I was satiated and sleeping, there was a role reversal. Usually it’s me cuddled up with him. I’d rest my head and arm across his chest, while my body and legs wrap around his, and strong arms always hold me close. It’s wonderful. Well, it’s wonderful in the winter....   [tags: palm trees, blue skies, relaxation] 845 words
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Finding Her Voice in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Janie Crawford, the main character of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, strives to find her own voice throughout the novel and, in my opinion, she succeeds even though it takes her over thirty years to do it. Each one of her husband’s has a different effect on her ability to find that voice. The first time Janie had noticed this was when he was appointed mayor by the town’s people and she was asked to give a few words on his behalf, but she did not answer, because before she could even accept or decline he had promptly cut her off, “ ‘Thank yuh fuh yo’ compliments, but mah wife don’t know nothin’ ’bout no speech-makin’/Janie made her face laugh after a short pause, but it w...   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]
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