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The Complexities of the Pidgin and Creole Languages - ... Further to this, Pidgins ordinarily emerged in trade colonies which developed around trade forts or along trade routes, such as on the coast of West Africa. They initially served as non-native lingua francas to users who preserved their native dialect for their daily interactions. Some Pidgins have expanded into regular dialects, especially in urban environments, and are called ‘expanded pidgins’. Examples include Bislama and Tok Pisin (in Melanesia) and Nigerian and Cameroon Pidgin English....   [tags: communication, grammar, evolution] 1168 words
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Creole Culture Depicted in The Awakening - Kate Chopin brings out the essence of Creole society through the characters of her novel, "The Awakening". In the novel, Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings which help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband due in part for her loss of respect for him and the society she lives in....   [tags: Kate Chopin] 1918 words
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Walker's Look Into the Creole Culture - Whether it be a person, technology, or the environment, questions of how things persuade a character's behavior always arises. In Nancy Walker's critique called “ [Feminist of Naturalist]”, Walker states that Edna's downward spiraling life is caused by her inability to free herself from her Creole culture. Although it is true that the novel appears to embrace this idea, there are a multitude of moments where Chopin allows Edna to appear as a character who makes decisions for herself. In doing so, Chopin effectively illustrates a flaw in Walkers theory on Creole culture and naturalism, and displays Edna's awkward and uncomfortable feelings towards the Creole lifestyle, revealing her ability...   [tags: Literary Analysis] 954 words
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The Cajun and Creole Culture of Lousiana - The culture of Louisiana is not one general set of customs and beliefs shared by all those who live in the area. Louisiana is a state in which many different elements are mixed together to create what can be described as Southern Louisianan culture. The two most predominant elements which make up the culture within the southern region of the state are the cultures of the Creoles and the Cajuns, which have many different influences within them. A complex blend of many different elements including religion, language, music, and food, create the unique culture of the Cajuns and the Creoles in the region of Southern Louisiana....   [tags: customs and beliefs, French influence]
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Creole as a Third Space - Creole as a ‘Third Space’ in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys’ novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) depicts Antoinette Cosway, a white creole girl and descendent of the colonizers, torn between her white creole identity and her affiliation with and attachment to the colonized, colored people of postcolonial Jamaica. Antoinette is neither fully accepted by the blacks nor by the white European colonizers. She continuously struggles to negotiate between the completely opposing expectations and spaces of black Jamaican and white European culture....   [tags: white sargasso, jean rhys]
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Creole Hybridity in Literature - ... The connection immigrants feel when they come into contact with literature that features a language of their native homeland offers them their own space in the literary world, and a way for their stories to be told. The writers and people who use creole are confirming their identities as a merger of multiple influences. They use the language despite the stigma and fight to maintain the culture by doing so—language is part of one’s identity. “Wordy, Worldly Women Poets: Louise Bennett, Lorna Goodison and Olive Senior,” by Denise deCaires Narain, discusses the styles of three poets, with an emphasis on Bennett....   [tags: language, stigma, culture] 585 words
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Overview of Celestine Eustis's Creole in Old Cooking Days - “The strength of a nation is in the hands of the cook. Feed a man well, he will work well, he will fight well” (Eustis). These words are not what would typically be expected from a cookbook yet, nonetheless this is how author Celestine Eustis chooses to start her collection of recipes. In 1836, Celestine Eustis was born in Paris, to her mother who was from a prominent French-speaking Creole family. In 1904, when Eustis was in her late sixties, she wrote Creole in Old Cooking Days (On History and Food)....   [tags: Food, Culture, History]
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Creole - Creole What is a Creole. The word Creole means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin word “Creare,” meaning “to beget” or “create.” The Webster dictionary says a Creole is a “white person descended from the French or Spanish settlers of Louisiana and the Gulf States and preserving their characteristic speech and culture.” Creoles, a term first used in the 16th century in Latin America to distinguish the offspring of European settlers from Native Americans, blacks, and later immigrant groups....   [tags: Papers] 1024 words
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Internet Research Study Research Topic: Creole Lousiana - The internet is a powerful tool for information. In a matter of seconds, it can yield millions of hits that contain inestimable amounts of knowledge and opinion. No longer is the library the epitome of data. The internet surpasses all in ease of access, speed, and amount of data. However, not all websites are useful or reliable in procuring data. Littered through cyberspace there are a few superb sites for gathering information, yet many are complete trash. Recently there was a paper researched on the Creole People of Louisiana For the purpose of this study, the first five non-Wikipedia links were critiqued using only the search item term “Creole Louisiana.” Result One: http://www.frenchcreo...   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Creole as a Third Space in Jean Rhys’ Novel - Jean Rhys writes Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) as a prequel to Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre (1847) in order to give life to Bertha Mason, a Jamaican creole who is locked in the attic as a madwoman by her English husband, Rochester. Rhys thinks that Bertha is completely undermined and negated in Bronte’s novel. Bronte’s silences over Bertha’s identity and history enforce Rhys to break the unspoken and deliberately neglected white creole’s identity; and give her a voice that humanizes this supposedly inferior creole, and validates her quest for identity and belonging while also challenging Western hegemonic expectations and conditions....   [tags: jean rhys, jean eyre, wide sargasso sea]
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Creole Musicians in New Orleans and Jazz Music - ... Before it gained attention, its origin consisted of an “African rhythmic, formal, sonoric, and expressive elements and European rhythmic and harmonic practices” (4). Jazz form included a “call-and-response pattern, repeated refrain concept, and chorus format of most recreational and cult dances” (27). The fact that these elements made the transition to early jazz and survived today showed that it had a solid foundation and was strong in composition. The solid foundation and strong composition show show that Jazz continued to be listened to mass audiences....   [tags: music, audiences] 793 words
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Creole Men of The Awakening by Kate Chopin - In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, the Creole men are as diverse and different as Edna. Kate Chopin’s story centers around a woman, unsatisfied with her life in a man dominated society. The three main male characters resemble typical men of that era. Chopin shows the diversity of each of those three characters- Roberts awakening, and the struggle to do the right thing, Alcee and his carefree and unconcerned attitude towards society's expectations, and Mr. Pontiller, a business man, with little time left for wife and family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1987 words
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Freedom in The Awakening by Kate Chopin - ... Birds are not living beings that are banished to a cellar when they make noise, they need to be free. The question is, what is the price of freedom. When Edna talks to Mademoiselle Reisz she tells Edna about the strength that she needs to achieve the freedom that she craves. Mademoiselle Reisz says to Edna “The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth,”(pg 217) What Mademoiselle Reisz means by this that Edna must truly posess the will power to be free, if she does then she could start a movement and people would admire her strength....   [tags: Symbolism, Creole]
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Straying from the Tradtional Creole Lifestyle in The Awakening, by Kate Chopin - ... Robert is the catalyst for Edna’s awakening. He acts as the escape from reality and Edna finds she can be herself around him, not traditional. Robert is the first character to show Edna what independence is like; he teaches her how to swim and she experiences it for a short while. Robert wants Edna to be independent and stray away from tradition, partly because she did not grow up in the Creole society. Edna falls in love with Robert because he is independent himself, wants the same for her, allows her to be her own self, and understands what it is like to not fit in....   [tags: independence, woman, sexuality]
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Free Awakening Essays: The Creole Men of The Awakening - Creole men of The Awakening Thesis: In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening the characters of the Creole men are diverse and different as the character Edna. Most of Kate Chopin’s stories center around a Woman unsatisfied with her position in life, while living in a man dominated society. The three main characters are typical men of that era. Chopin shows the diversity in each of those three characters. Roberts awakening, and the struggle to do what is the right thing. Alcee and how he is carefree and not concerned with society’s expectations of him, and so has a reputation....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays] 3202 words
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The Awakening, the author Kate Chopin - The Awakening of Feminism In the novella The Awakening, the author Kate Chopin depicts the life of a female protagonist named Edna Pontellier. Edna, a wife, a mother and socialite, refuses her societal roles impressed upon her by her husband and peers. Two key female relationships in this story act as a catalyst to Edna Pontellier’s awakening. Edna’s dramatic discovery of self defines her character throughout the novella, detailing her feministic view on the societal roles of Creole women during the late nineteen hundreds....   [tags: creole society, edna, feminism]
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The Perception of Women in the Early 19th Century - ... They hated us. They called us white cockroaches…one day a little girl followed me singing, ‘Go away white cockroach, go away, go away”’(20). As a creole she does not belong to the European whites or the blacks. The black population does not want her family to inhabit the island because to the blacks the Whites represent the oppressive forces that once held them in chains. Antoinette says, “Plenty white people in Jamaica. Real white people, they got gold money. They don’t look at us, nobody see them come near us....   [tags: creole woman, negro] 1174 words
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What It Means To Be A Woman in The Awakening by Kate Chopin - ... She mothers Edna as well as her own children throughout the novel, and always manages to bring her children up during group discussions. “She was always talking about her ‘condition’ Her ‘condition’ was in no way apparent, and now one would have known a thing about it but for her persistence in making it a subject for conversation.” This quote emphasizes how much of her focus is on children, whether they are newborn babies, or little kids. During her visit to Edna’s summer cottage, she brings patterns of baby clothes to sew for both Edna and her, while they discuss other events, even though neither is pregnant, and Edna is content with her children’s wardrobe for the winter....   [tags: creole, independence, freedom] 1252 words
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Conde's Crossing the Mangrove - The Root of It: Deconstructing Creole Identity in Crossing the Mangrove “I like to repeat that I write neither in French nor in Creole. I write in Maryse Conde,”1 (“Liaison dangereuse,” 2007) is a statement that could not be less accurate for the Guadeloupean writer. Writing in French is especially problematic for post-colonialist Francophone authors; using the language of the colonizer while attempting to dismantle cultural and linguistic hierarchy seems to be an act of futility. To be sure, Conde, the author of Crossing the Mangrove, apparently writes in the French language but she capably deconstructs the notion that a language must be necessarily tied to the culture and history it tr...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Creole Identity]
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Language Development: Afrikaans - When people need to communicate even though there is no common ground, they have to find and develop a certain system of a simplified communication to interact. This introduces us to a pidgin. A pidgin arises for the communication between two or more social groups. There is one dominant language and one less dominant. A pidgin is not aimed at learning but rather it is used as a bridge to connect people with different language backgrounds. The less dominant language is the one that develops this ‘restricted language' known as the pidgin....   [tags: South Africa, Pidgin, Creole]
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Haitian Homes and Way of Life - Haiti was the first and only country in the history of civilization whose independence is the result of a successful slave rebellion (Haiti Interesting Facts). Haiti’s beautiful geography, deep history, interesting people, diverse lifestyle, and complex society are very fascinating topics. Geography Haiti has many interesting and beautiful land formations. It is located on the Western part of the island Hispaniola. Haiti is covered in mountains. In fact, it is two-thirds mountainous. The rest of the country features many beautiful valleys, steep plateaus, and grassy plains....   [tags: Creole, religion, economy, geography, society]
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Racism in The Father of Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin - ... They were happily in love. The conclusive line of “her name doesn’t matter when I can give her one of the oldest and proudest in Louisiana” (Chopin 1) makes you imagine that their love is unconditional. The story then progress through the building of what Armand is really concerned With, this is the reputation of his family name in the community. He was wealthy and belonged to a very wealthy family. As time passes Desiree and Armand became blessed with a child. Everything was going great in their marriage until the baby became older....   [tags: Prejudice, Creole, Relationship]
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The Hardship of Haiti - ... In January 2010 a major earthquake struck on the western outskirts of Port au Prince, killing and estimated 300,000 people and injuring 1000’s more (Central, n.d.). After the earthquake worldwide support flowed into this forgotten nation and this in conjunction with a stable government has made an amazing change for the better in this small nation. Currently, the country is fairly stable with a popular, democratically elected government which is focused on the rebuilding of Haiti. Corruption and Bribery Haiti is a very poor nation and sites as the “poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty” (Central, n.d.)...   [tags: Caribean countries, French Creole]
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English-based Pidgins and Creoles - ... (This is also classified as a form of a lingua Franca). An example of such an English based pidgin can be found within Honolulu in the late 19th century known as Hawaii Pidgin English or HPE for short. With regards to the term 'creole', scholars define this as a pidgin that, over time and through generations, has developed and stablised with grammar and as many examples have displayed, gradually evolves and is adopted to become the mother tongue of the new generation born within the pidgin speaking society....   [tags: evaluation, theories, origins, development] 813 words
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Pidgins and Creoles - Pidgins and Creoles A pidgin language is not the native language of anyone but is used as an auxiliary or supplemental language between two mutually unintelligible speech communities. It is essentially a simplified language derived from two or more languages - a contact language developed and used by people who do not share a common language in a given geographical area....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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Spaniards in the Colonial Empire: Creoles vs. Peninsulars? - In Spaniards in the Colonial Empire, Burkholder discusses the differences between peninsulars and creoles. He argues that life in Spanish America since the arrival of Columbus 1492 up until its independence was characterized by the inequality of creoles: persons of Spanish blood born in America, versus the favored status held by peninsulars: persons born in Spain. Travel to the Indies was driven by a desire for wealth accumulation. Rivalries between creoles and peninsulars began in the church, which was a major source of employment and revenue during colonial times....   [tags: life in Spanish America]
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Hawaiian Pidgin as an Indicator of Class and Prestige - Hawaiian Pidgin as an Indicator of Class and Prestige Hawaiian “Pidgin” is a simplified version of English formed by Hawaii’s natives, traders, and immigrants from several countries. Originally a language used for trade, Hawaii’s dependence on English-speaking countries transformed pidgin into Creole. Although still called “Pidgin”, it eventually evolved into a Creole dialect, the first of many skewed English words in this dialect. In the words of John Reinecke, a Hawaiian scholar, “Pidgin is the means of communication between traffickers....   [tags: simplified version of English language] 1996 words
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Evaluating Translations Produced by Amazon Mechanical Turk - Abstract We investigate the use of Amazon Mechanical Turk for the creation of translations from English to Haitian Creole. The intention is to produce a bilingual corpus for Statistical Machine Translation. In several experiments we offer varying amounts of money for the translation tasks. The current results show that there is no clear correlation between pay and the translation quality. Almost all translations show a significant overlap with online translation tools which indicates that the workers did often not translate the sentences themselves....   [tags: Language Translations]
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The Unique Language of Jamaica - ... This is where the person speaks only Standard English. As it relates to Mesolet this is a combination of patois and Standard Jamaican English. Mesolet is however mostly used in present Jamaica. Patois is still been used now in Jamaica even though Standard English should be used because of how it was passed on to the future generation. Page 1. In slavery days they were not allowed to communicate because slave masters believe if they could read and be able to comprehend and speak they would revolt against them....   [tags: Caribbean forms of English] 874 words
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Nancy Walker's Critique Feminist of Naturalist - Whether it be a person, technology, or environment, the question of how things persuade a character to behave always arises. In Nancy Walker's critique entitled [Feminist of Naturalist], Walker states that Edna's downward spiraling life is caused by her inability to free herself from her Creole culture. Although it is true that the novel appears to embrace this idea, there are a multitude of moments where Chopin allows Edna to appear as a character who makes decisions for herself. In doing this, Chopin effectively illustrates a flaw in Walkers theory on Creole culture and naturalism, and reveals Edna's awkward and uncomfortable feelings towards a culture said to immense her....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 978 words
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French Influence on the Caribbean - “We have seen the world through the filter of western values, and our foundation was “exoticized” by the French vision we had to adopt”. (p. 13; Callalo)”. The influence that the French had on the Caribbean islands had a negative persona of themselves the Caribbean people lost sight of their identity as an island. French Caribbean writing is the inscription of identity on the walls of history, and the meaning may be buried within the text but psychological demeanor of the writings expose divisions between being westernized and heritage that was over shadowed....   [tags: Literature, Education, Culture] 1386 words
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Comparing Edna Pontellier and Adele in Kate Chopin's The Awakening - Comparing Enda and Adele in The Awakening In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the setting is in the late 1800s on Grand Isle in Louisiana. The main character of the story is Edna Pontellier who is not a Creole. Other important characters are Adele Ratignolle, Mr. Ratgnolle, Robert Lebrun, and Leonce Pontellier who are all Creole's. In the Creole society the men are dominant. Seldom do the Creole's accept outsiders to their social circle, and women are expected to provide well-kept homes and have many children....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 846 words
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Fusion of Cultures in the Music of Louis-Moreau Gottschalk - The American composer and pianist, Louis-Moreau Gottschalk (1829 – 1869), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the most culturally diverse areas in America during his time. His father, Edward Gottschalk, was of German-Jewish heritage, and his mother, Aimée de Bruslé, was a Creole of French-Roman Catholic background. The Bruslé family had fled from Haiti to New Orleans because of the rising slave rebellion. Also, his maternal Grandmother Bruslé and Sally, her African-American nurse, were originally from Saint-Dominque....   [tags: Music]
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The History and Tradition of New Orleans - Introduction paragraph Things that you need to know about the city of New Orleans. This is the biggest city in the state of Louisiana. It is also known for jazz music. It has a basketball team called the New Orleans Hornet and a football team called New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has lots of things to see and to do. Like Mardi Gras it is a parade that’s held in New Orleans. I will be talking about New Orleans early settlement, traditions, culture, weather, lifestyle, closing, and works cited. Early settlement New Orleans was founded May 7, 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean- Baptist Le Moyne....   [tags: mardi gras, culture, french] 596 words
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The History and Construction of African American English - The debate about African American English has continued to gain a lot of scholarly attention; this fact has led to many studies concerning the history and the construction of this language to be conducted. Moreover, the African American English has gained popularity during the 21st century and has continued to be used in creating music lyrics for rap and r’n’b. On the other hand, throughout the history of African American Vernacular English it has had many different names including Negro English, Ebonics, Negro American dialect and Black English among others....   [tags: lingustics, grammar, slaves] 2368 words
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Language in Haiti - Language in Haiti Language is a major issue in Haiti. Our language is both one of our greatest belongings and one of our greatest baggages. On one hand, it represents the mainstay of our culture, the unique pathway to our true nature; on the other, it sometimes restricts and casts us out by putting us in a box and preventing us from accessing two prime universal bases of knowledge and culture: French and English. Our people, in Haiti and throughout the world, sometimes need to use Creole, French, and English at different times, in different places, to respond to different needs....   [tags: Linguistics]
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Living through the Narrative: Antoinette’s Search for Herself in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea - ... (81) Moreover, Wide Sargasso Sea presents a counter discursive encounter to Jane Eyre’s hegemonic perspectives on a Caribbean creole and sheds light on the hidden spaces of a marginalized woman, which are far beyond the domain of western discourses of black/white, colonizer/colonized binary categories. Antoinette’s own society considers her as a white cockroach. Her hope for a better life with a respectful recognition of her identity is continuously challenged. Rochester does not consider her worth of any respect, “I would touch her face gently and touch her tears....   [tags: identity, colonial, race] 2010 words
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Antoinette’s Search for Home in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) presents some of the complicated issues of postcolonial Caribbean society. Rhys’ protagonist, Antoinette Cosway, a white Creole in Jamaica, suffers racial antagonism, sexual exploitation and male suppression. She is a victim of a system, which not only dispossessed her from her class but also deprived her as an individual of any means of meaningful, independent survival and significance. Postcolonial Caribbean society is not able to address and enhance the expectations of the colonized people after its emancipation but lingers on and sustains in the older residues of colonial project....   [tags: caribbean, jamaican society,sexual exploitation]
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Gender Confusion in The Great Gatsby & The Awakening - The twentieth century was filled with many advances which brought a variety of changes to the world. However, these rapid advances brought confusion to almost all realms of life; including gender roles, a topic which was previously untouched became a topic of discourse. Many authors of the time chose to weigh in on the colloquy. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, gender role confusion, characteristic of modernist literature, is seen in Nick Carraway and Edna Pontillier as they are the focal points in the exploration of what it means to be a man or a woman, their purpose, place, and behavior in society....   [tags: Kate Chopin, F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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symbolaw Symbols and Symbolism Essay - Symbolism in the Title of Chopin's Awakening - Symbolism in the Title of Chopin's Awakening Kate Chopin entitled her second and final novel, The Awakening. In doing so she did not just give an abstract name to her work, but she chose a title with meaning and symbolism. By titling her work The Awakening, Chopin is indicating her feelings and opinions of the Creole society, Edna, her life, and her ultimate decision. The title also symbolizes how Edna defies the constraints of her ordained life as a Creole women and becomes and individual....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays] 559 words
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The Bahamian and American Cultures - Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” (Vinod, 2013, p. 358). According to (Cole, 1986) Culture is “a people’s patterns of behavior; the totality of values, ideas and means by which a people deals with its geographical, social, political and economic environment” It is considered as way of life adopted and exercised over a given period of time some bordering to centuries. Different communities have different cultures which are essential in assigning each of these communities an identity....   [tags: lifestyle, ethnocentrism] 2075 words
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Jamaican Patois and the Power of Language in Reggae Music - Jamaican Patois and the Power of Language in Reggae Music Introduction Creole languages are found all over the world on every continent. When two or more languages come into contact to form a new language a Creole language is born. Some type of human "upheaval" that forces people to find a way to communicate, without using their own languages, stimulates the creation of a Creole language. In the case of Creole languages in the Caribbean, the "upheaval" is the past history of slavery. Most Creole languages are based on one language....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Awakening by Edna Pontellier - “Whatever we may do or attempt, despite the embrace and transports of love, the hunger of lips, we are always alone” (Chopin 581.7). In Kate Chopin’s story The Awakening, not only is this the quote that Edna Pontellier identifies with when Mrs. Ratignolle plays piano for her, but it is also the perfect description of the struggle in which Mrs. Pontellier faces. Though, The Awakening was considered sexually charged and risqué for its time, when one analyzes this quote and the original title of Kate Chopin’s story, A Solitary Soul, they come to the realization that there is more to this story than just sex (562)....   [tags: solitary person, free woman, sex]
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The Importance of Gender, Race and Reproduction in Laboring Women by Jennifer Morgan - ... African women hold knowledge about the pastoral and agricultural work “in the planting and cultivation of fields the daily task of a good Negro Woman” (145). While Creole women were subordinated, with the job of produce and reproduce. When it came to body, European women’s bodies were seeing as fragile. After birth the rest for a while before they could stand back again or return to their activities “European observers believed the post-delivery period of abstinence lasted three months, and others commented up two- to three year period of breast-feeding”(66)....   [tags: african women, slaves, myths]
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The Caribbean - The Caribbean region extends from Barbados in the East, Trinidad and Tobago in the South, to the Bahamas in the North and Cuba in the West (Edwards, 2013, Unit 10 ). A rich cultural heritage is one of the regions most prized possessions, dear to the heart of its people. Merriam-Webster(2013) defines culture as “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” Diverse cultural components of music, dance, the arts, literature, languages, and religious practices do exist....   [tags: language, culture, heritage, religion, music]
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Unusual Languages of the World - ... Explain Whorfianism, pop-Whorfianism, and neo-Whorfianism. Provide one specific example of each. Whorfism is the idea that reality is based on language, or if something does not exist in a language, then it does not possible exist in reality. An example of this is with the Hopi Indians, who did not use the same linear view for time, so according to Whorfism, the measurement of time did not exist to them. However, the Hopi did think about time, it was just in a different way (Greene, p.113-4)....   [tags: communication, assimilation, bilingual] 2337 words
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Local Color and the Stories of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Kate Chopin - Local Color and the Stories of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Kate Chopin          Blending the best elements from the French-Acadian culture and from the Old South, the Creole culture of Louisiana is one the richest and most fascinating areas for study. Kate Chopin and Alice Dunbar-Nelson are both writers who have brought this place and the people who live there to life through their writing. Because of their strong literary ties to Louisiana and the Creole culture, Dunbar-Nelson and Chopin have both, at times, been classified as "local-color" writers, a term not always welcomed by authors and one that is not always meant to be kind by critics....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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