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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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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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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 Men of The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Missing Works Cited 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What Are the Origins of Lunacy? - "'...She must at least be plausible with a past, the reason why Rochester treats her so abominably and feels justified, the reason why he thinks she is mad and why of course she goes mad, even the reason why she tries to set everything on fire, and eventually succeeds, ...." (Gregg, 82) Throughout literature female characters have struggled for power, be it power over logic, emotion, or knowledge. Time and again women in literature have failed miserably, creating a concept that women in repressive societies who struggle for the power over logic, emotion, knowledge, and therefore their own freedom invariably end up committing suicide or suffer some mental illness; these characters, just as...   [tags: World Literature] 1174 words
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Shades of Grey in Wide Sargasso Sea - Some believe the world is black and white but there isn’t always a clear person to blame for heartbreak or hardship. It is easier to blame something on one person but it’s not always realistic. Rhys portrays this “grey world” theme in Wide Sargasso Sea with her main characters: Rochester and Antoinette. She uses two unique connections to show how the two are intertwined: the first by the racism that they both experience and the second by their own actions/rationalizations that hurt each other portrayed through Rhys’ use of alternation perspectives....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Essays] 953 words
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Racial Tensions in Wide Sargasso Sea - Racial tension is a major theme in “Wide Sargasso Sea”, with the mix of whites and blacks and white/blacks in the novel creating a cut-throat atmosphere which creates a hazardous place for Jamaica’s denizens. Many racial situations occur between whites and blacks, which Americans are use to due to the dangerous troubles between blacks and whites in the 1950s with a clear enemy: the whites. But Rhys tackles a more important point: an overall racial hostility between everybody living in Jamaica during the novels time period with no one to blame....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Essays] 1179 words
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Critical Analysis: Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" - In the novel The Awakening, Kate Chopin (2005) uses deep symbolism to show how the main character, Edna Pontellier, discovers her own independence in the society in which she lived. Edna was a traditional mother and wife seeking freedom and independence throughout her adult life. Chopin portrays Edna as being a rebel against her own life. The story takes place in the 1960s when women were to follow certain rules made by the society they lived in. Chopin also foreshadows the things that occur in Edna’s life through nature and death itself....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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growaw Growth of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening - The Growth of Edna in The Awakening In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, Edna Pontellier is forced to strive to fit in with everyone and everything around her. Born and raised in Kentucky, Edna is used to the Southern society, but when she marries Leonce Pontellier, a Catholic and a Creole, and moves to Louisiana with him, her surroundings change a great deal. This makes her feel extremely uncomfortable and confused; she feels as though she has lost her identity along with a great deal of her happiness....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays] 648 words
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Les Gens De Couleur Libres, The Free People of Color in New Orleans - Shattered dreams. Broken promises. They were hung between freedom and slavery. They struggled to find a different kind of freedom and independency where justice has yet to exist and racism wasn’t just a part of life, but what life was all about. New Orleans New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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The Awakening - The Relationship of The Awakening and Creole Society 	In The Awakening, Kate Chopin brings out the essence of through the characters of her novel. In this 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 that help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her husband because she loses respect for him and the society she lives in....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparison between Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz - Comparison between Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz In order to help to get a point or idea across it is not uncommon to provide two stark contrasts to assist in conveying the point. Writers commonly use this technique in their writing especially when dealing with a story that concerns the evolution of a character. An example of such writing can be found in Kate Chopin's The Awakening. The novel deals with Edna Pontellier's "awakening" from the slumber of the stereotypical southern woman, as she discovers her own identity independent of her husband and children....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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New Orleans - Before The Civil War - New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the Mississippi, which is 177 km (110 mi) downstream....   [tags: essays research papers] 2665 words
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Personal Renewal in Sonny's Blues - Nothing is Impossible Your youngest brother or sister is thousands of miles away from you and their life might be in jeopardy. This knowledge is known because of newspaper articles that discuss your sibling’s difficulty with a strong addiction to life taking drugs such as heroin. Illegal drugs like this have been known to take the lives of millions of people. With these facts put in place, there is a chance that the drug user identified as your brother or sister may lose their sight of a healthy lifestyle and never live up to their full potential....   [tags: James Baldwin] 1305 words
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Gender Roles in "The Awakening" - Gender Roles in The Awakening The 1890’s were an era of rapid social change in regards to women’s rights. In 1893, Colorado was the first state granting women the right to vote with Utah and Idaho following soon after in 1896. This soon set momentum towards of ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It was in 1899 the Kate Chopin published The Awakening, a novel telling the tale of a suppressed mother, Edna Pontellier, and her desire for something more in her life. Literary scholars consider Chopin’s The Awakening as a subtle yet effective portrayal of women of the late 19th century and consider it as an important piece of the feminism movement....   [tags: Gender Roles] 943 words
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Bilingual Education Policy in Australia Concerning Indigenous Language and Associated Varieties - From the time the British first settled the continent to the present, the Aboriginal people of Australia and the English-speaking Australian government have had a rocky relationship. For many years, aboriginal Australians experienced much discrimination and racism. Like Native Americans in the United States, the Aborigines were displaced from their tribal lands and forced into designated settlements. This was all part of an attempt on the part of the government and the European settlers to eradicate Aboriginal culture....   [tags: Aborigines, discrimination, racist policies]
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Women: Life Isn’t Fair - Throughout the centuries, women have been relegated to roles as mothers and housewives. Any women who do not conform to society’s chauvinistic and harsh rules suffer alienation and are considered to be sluts or unlovable independents. These unfair tenets imposed by society do not allow women to be free in how they live. After experiencing an “awakening”, Edna Pontellier struggles to find her place in a society that does not allow for women to be anything other than compliant wives. She cannot see herself as another submissive woman in her Creole society; rather, she would like to choose her own path....   [tags: Literary Review]
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Assisting Integration Into Standard American English for Speakers of Dialects of English - Introduction The English language has many varieties such as American English, Canadian English, Australian English, etc. Each of these have a standard form as well as additional dialects. Students who begin life with a dialect or vernacular other than Standard American English, though native English speakers, will often have a more difficult time adjusting to school. They may be misjudged as less intelligent, encounter prejudice, and face a more difficult time receiving the appropriate language reinforcement they need in order to thrive in the academic environment....   [tags: Lexical Differences, Multicultural Texts]
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Understanding Chopin's The Awakening - Understanding Chopin's The Awakening By reading The Awakening, the reader gets a sense of what the life of a Creole woman is like.  In actuality, though, it is not until reading the etiquette books, Chopin’s biographical information, and essays about the treatment of women at the time that there can be a deeper understanding of the rules Edna is breaking. Passages from Chopin's Biographical Information Fawned over as a society belle, admired for her cleverness and musical talent, Kate wrote what she really thought in her diary: “I dance with people I despise; amuse myself with men whose only talent is in their feet.” She wrote advice about how to flirt (just keep asking, “What do you th...   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]
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The Caudillo System in Latin America - The Caudillo System in Latin America The caudillo system established in Latin America after the wars for independence consisted of unstable transitional governments that achieved few of the goals recognized in an effective democratic government. Despite these shortcomings, the caudillo system maintained a predictable social order and prevented chaos. This system was the best available until the formation of a middle class could be achieved, resulting in a more democratic political system. The caudillo system came to be a common form of government in Latin America for several reasons....   [tags: History Politics] 471 words
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Different Perspectives of The Caribbean - Different Perspectives of The Caribbean The history of the Caribbean is in a sense a very complicated matter. There is no easy way to go about describing the events that have created what the Caribbean is today. The complex situations that have formed the Caribbean can be seen from different points of views. The varying perceptions of the Caribbean will often contradict each other in numerous ways, while at the same time showing agreement in some areas. Thus, leaving someone with a rather tangled and confused impression of the Caribbean....   [tags: Caribbean History Historical Essays] 1429 words
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Colonising Within the Marriage in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea - Colonising Within the Marriage in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea      Jean Rhys' complex text, Wide Sargasso Sea, came about as an attempt to re-invent an identity for Rochester's mad wife, Bertha Mason, in Jane Eyre, as Rhys felt that Bronte had totally misrepresented Creole women and the West Indies: 'why should she think Creole women are lunatics and all that. What a shame to make Rochester's wife, Bertha, the awful madwoman, and I immediately thought I'd write a story as it might really have been.' (Jean Rhys: the West Indian Novels, p144).  It is clear that Rhys wanted to reclaim a voice and a subjectivity for Bertha, the silenced Creole, and to subvert the assumptions made by the Victoria...   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Essays]
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South American Independence: Bourbon Policies, Enlightenment and Simon Bolivar - Thesis: The policies instituted under the rule of the Bourbons heightened social tensions between the creoles and pennisulares, and when combined with enlightenment ideas from Europe led to South American Independence led by revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar. I. Introduction: Social Hierarchy that laid the ground for revolution. A. Social hierarchy based on origin and blood. 1. Peninsulares, Creoles , and Mestizos . B. Hierarchy system was very complex. 1. Hard for people to mobilize their social position, and led to social tensions....   [tags: Spanish-America Republics]
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Kate Chopin and Local Color - Kate Chopin and Local Color The background setting of most of Chopin's stories is the Creole culture of southern Louisiana. Southern Louisiana was far more French than American as a large portion of the culture was Creole -- those being the descendants of French and Spanish colonists. This Creole society was united in its Catholicism, and the French language and therefore became a "cultural subgroup which had little in common with, [and] was often in conflict with, Anglo-American society" (Walker, 97)....   [tags: Expository Essays] 485 words
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A Common Language for Everybody - Humans have constantly struggled to find an effective way to communicate with others. In order to institute trade, communicate with native cultures, and spread ideology, man has created lingua franca. In its essence, a lingua franca is a nonnative tongue used between speakers of dissimilar dialects in order to communicate effectively. Though a lingua franca has been used from ancient history to modern era, recently, the concept of an international lingua franca has become popular; it is a language that could be spoken by the general public, regardless of their financial state or theological standpoint....   [tags: Global Institutions, Cultural Baggage]
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feminaw Seeking a New Identity for Women in The Awakening - Seeking a New Identity for Women in The Awakening        In The Awakening, Chopin questions gender roles. Chopin seeks an identity for women that is neither wife nor mother. To achieve this end, she incorporates progressive feminist ideas into her writing. Yet, in the end, Chopin also shows that, because of years of conditioning, many women are unable to escape society’s stereotypical roles by any satisfactory means. The protagonist of the novel, Edna Pontellier, does not possess the skills needed to become independent and, despite attempts to escape, succumbs finally to the doomed dream of romantic love....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]
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