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History of Fashion Media - This is evident in the Ball scene. When she enters in her new ‘lovely dress with yards of skirt –way of the shoulders’ not only does she obtain flattering gazes from men, but also women. A Close up of a man’s face drop as he witnesses the beauty of Sabrina despite having a partner highlights her show stopping appearance. A long shot of men crowding around Sabrina further reveals her image of desirability. The gown she is wearing is set apart from the mundane women’s fashion around her through its innovation in various lengths with both a tightly fitted strapless bodice with attached train skirt....   [tags: hollywood, femininity]
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Is the Corporate World Taking Away the Right of Self Expression? - Is the Corporate World Taking Away the Right to Self Expression. Ron Carter’s Starbucks’ Coffee uniform includes pants, a shirt, an apron, and wristbands to cover the tattoos on his arm (Feldstein, 2011). Many people have to cover up their body art while at work. Some businesses do not even hire people that have visible body art such as tattoos or piercings other than the typical ear piercing. This is not uncommon in the United States today. However, the question comes up as to whether this is demoralizing or mandatory for the workplace....   [tags: Business Management ]
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We Need a Minimum Age for Child Beauty Pageants - Fake hair, false teeth, spray tans, and waxed eyebrows are just a few things that some of these girls have when preparing to compete. The competition consists of young girls competing for the crown of beauty. Attention starved moms put their daughters in older aged attire and layer them up with makeup and glam to compete for the winning title. The judges pick for the most beautiful girl wins the title, a sparkly crown, a trophy, and cash. Even though beauty pageants teach children to compete, child pageants are affecting children’s childhood because the children grow up faster than they should and it teaches young girls that their true beauty doesn’t exist and they should dress and act olde...   [tags: Child Beauty Pageants]
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Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill - Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill is a complicated story. It shows a day in the life of a dysfunctional family. This family is made up of four extremely different personalities. Tyrone is the sympathetic father. Mary is the morphine addicted mother. Jamie is the difficult older son and Edmond is the sick younger son. Everyone in this family has their strengths and weaknesses. In Tyrone’s case his strengths and the weight of his family’s weakness makes him the most sympathetic. Jamie is the opposite....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Why Fairytale Weddings are So Desirable - Celebrity weddings enable the media to sell more magazines because of the impact of celebrity culture in America. “Americans’ acceptance of weddings as visual entertainment and their vicarious enjoyment of the social lives of the rich and famous,” encourage media to continue covering celebrity weddings and life in general in great detail (Jellison 113). People want to copy the images of celebrities and often have a famous person they like to refer to as an idol or an inspiration. So, if a certain superstar incorporated something extravagant into their wedding, their fans want to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: celebrity weddings, culture, entertainment]
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Take a Stand - Take a Stand April 11, 2010 Take a Stand As a parent of a school age child, the issue of the mandated school dress code is a subject well to be discussed. We, parents encourage our children to be independent thinkers, not to follow the crowd. But isn’t that what the uniforms promote. The uniform structure in the school does not support individuality. According to proponents of the school uniforms, wearing uniforms serves to increase a sense of belonging and of school pride. Isn’t that what pep rallies are for....   [tags: Education ]
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Fine Art, Fashion and Design - My essay is going to be a discussion on whether fine art, fashion and designers are linked with each other. On starting my essay I looked up the definition of Fine art, the term is used to distinguish the variation of creative art forms, developed by humans. Some of the many concepts which fall under this category are painting, drawing, calligraphy, sculpture etc. I agree that fine art uses lots of visually appealing methods which seem graceful, like calligraphy the work produced is quite delicate and pretty....   [tags: Art]
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Should Public Schools Require Uniforms? - When I was a child attending elementary school all of my friends loved the way I dressed, but there was also other children that attended school with me that seemed inferior to me simply because of how I dressed. Usually the children that praised the way I dress always wore nice clothes themselves, while the others who didn’t dress ad nice would try to pick fights or make fun of children that did dress nice. Later on in my life as I approached high school the tables turned; the teenagers who dressed nice became the ones who picked on other students in school because of the low quality clothes certain students wore in school, this would result in student violence....   [tags: Education ]
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Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address - The Struggle of Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address     "Woman is not born," feminist Andrea Dworkin wrote. "She is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so." Dworkin’s quote relates to women throughout history who have been forced to conform. Although women can be regarded highly in society, representing images of fertility, security, and beauty, many people still view them in stereotypical ways; some people believe that all women should act a certain way, never letting their true selves shine thro...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Missing Scene in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - Missing Scene in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley This is set in a fairly large shop, clearly at the turn of the century (early 20th century); this is shown by the décor. At one end of the shop (downstage) is a wooden shop-counter with a stall next to it. Sat on the stall is a grey haired man, in about his early 50's dressed in appropriate clothing for the period in time. He is reading a newspaper and has a monocle. There are lots of shelves with folded clothing and racks of dresses....   [tags: Papers] 925 words
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High School Uniform Polices - High School Uniform Polices Hello, I am here today to tell you about a problem that I see in our high schools. This problem is that there is not a uniform policy in all of schools. There are many arguments for and against having a uniform policy in the school systems. Some would argue that having a uniform would limit kids from their self-expression and individuality. While others believe that this is a good idea so that there is not any “labels” in our schools. By this I mean that poor and rich kids will not be noticed by what they wear....   [tags: Teaching Public Schools] 1066 words
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Oppression of Women in Victorian Society - How would you like it ladies if you were told that your only place in this world was in the home, or that as you were born a woman you were already given the career of marriage. There would be no way out of it, no hope of changing and becoming something new and exciting, you were stuck in this position and either you made the best of it or died trying to revolt. Women held no rights. They were forced to be robots, performing only for the men they had to seek marriage to. The only jobs that women were allowed to hold was that of motherhood, they were not allowed to speak unless spoken to and certainly were not expected to have personal opinion....   [tags: European Literature] 2178 words
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Professional Image - In today's politically correct climate, we are not to give any credence to the fact that people discriminate against others because of their appearance. Unfortunately, in this politically correct world, perception is reality. Corporations of all sizes “spacious and small” conduct an extended process to build a company's image and establish a satisfactory report with its customers. They also spend millions of dollars each year planning how to protect that image. Therefore, it is vital for employees and managers alike to be aware at all times to uphold their professional image because their image projects the image and success of the companies they work for....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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School Uniforms - Schools should have uniforms for students so they can be distinguished between grade levels and to have all students dress the same way and offer some protection. Students might be against it because they want to wear regular clothes to impress other students. School uniform should be allowed in private as well in public schools because it will help faculty distinguish students, people and prevent inappropriate dressing. “Having a uniform helps students and parents resist peer pressure. In schools with no uniform, children may feel the need to dress in certain ways in order to fit in....   [tags: Education]
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Technology - A Futuristic Prom - A Futuristic Prom RING, RING. "Hello, this is Matty337." "Hey Matty337, it's Zinc451, what's up?" "Nothin' much, I am just enjoying my Saturday afternoon home alone." "Oh, I Just called to ask you a question." "What is it Zinc. Is something wrong?" "No, Matty, I was just wondering if... well I know it's kind of short notice, but I was wondering if... you would like to go to the Neptunian Starlight Prom with me." "Sure Zinc I'd love to go!" "Yeah, I'll pick you up at 7:30, O.K.?" "Ya, I'll see you at 7:30, bye!" "Bye, Matty!" Finally, he asked me....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1478 words
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Foreshadowing in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - In "A Good Man is Hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if the story is read a second time, reader can see definite signs of foreshadowing that hints to the ending of the story. Through O'Connor's technique of strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in the story is very compelling. There are two significant times that she uses this technique. They are the description of the grandmother's dress and the graveyard....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor] 282 words
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Young Girls are Becoming More Hypersexual From What They See in the Media - Girls are looking older and older at a younger age and are starting to take dangerous measures. The marketing companies are deciding to market to six year olds as though they are sixteen, and parents are the ones buying the clothes for them. Not only is there a problem with the clothes that girls wear, it is also the toys they play with. First girls want to play dress up as princess then they want to play with the princesses. Soon the young girls get tired of playing with princesses and want dolls with attitude....   [tags: princess, barbie, media, toys]
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Articles about Involvement in Gang Violence and Methods of Prevention for Students - In low income areas and large cities, gang violence is a major problem many parents hope their children will avoid. Unaffordability makes the option of relocating out of the question for the majority of families. Very few people from neighborhoods such as this are able to go to college because of the expense and lack of motivation from the students. Scholarships are the only hope for kids who grow up in environments like downtown Oakland or Berkeley, California. Scholarships can only be granted through outstanding skills in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, though, not because a student has the ability to stab with a knife, torment innocent pedestrians on the street, or shoo...   [tags: Article Review]
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Feminine Identity in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Despite her apparent disavowal of the overtly sexual Doreen, Esther’s anxieties about sex continue to manifest themselves through clothing, as evidenced by her attempt to cultivate a friendship with Betsy, a virginal young woman from Kansas. If Doreen is the quintessential “bad girl,” then Betsy, nicknamed “Pollyanna Cowgirl” by Doreen, is the quintessential “good” girl, with her “her bouncing blonde ponytail and Sweetheart-of-Sigma-Chi smile” (6). As a model young woman, Betsy “does” fashion correctly, eventually becoming a model herself: after her guest editorship, Betsy became a “cover girl,” and Esther occasionally sees her “smiling out of those ‘P.Q.’s wife wears B.H....   [tags: Sylvia Plath]
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People Dressed According to their Wealth and Social Status - McCallion (2010) states that sumptuary laws present during the Chonson dynasty were reflected in the colors, fibers, and ornamentation of the hanbok. These elements were chosen to reflect the cultural beliefs of Koreans and their position in society. (McCallion, 2008, p.223) The most exquisite examples of traditional Korean costume are royal costumes of the Choson dynasty. The queen and the noblemen had the privilege of wearing luxurious fabrics like silk, cotton, hemp, or ramie, all of which were available in abundance from royal gifts, imports, or domestic production....   [tags: korean customes, fashion, choson period]
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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby - Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle’s desire to be wealthy is illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom’s deception is clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth from Mr....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 1131 words
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Rape in India: Victim Blaming Must Stop! - “Do not tell me how to dress, tell them not to rape.”- One of the slogans of anti-rape protest in India. It was made so that the blind society can realize it is men who are the rapist. It is men for whom women are suffering social restriction by the name of protection. From the ancient time, the access of women in various facilities of life has been restricted because, people think that the more women go out the more rape will happen. As women need protection, they have to be in house and lead their life with highly restricted rules....   [tags: The Road of Lost Innocence]
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Incorporating Nonverbal Communication into Dietetics and Nutrition - 1.1 Introduction This research paper makes recommendations for incorporating nonverbal communication into Dietetics and Nutrition. 1.2 Limitations This report is limited to paralinguistics, gestures, clothing and adornment within nonverbal communication in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. 1.3 Scope This report aims to highlight the importance of paralinguistics, gestures, clothing and adornment in the setting of Dietetics and Nutrition. Peer reviewed articles and theoretical evidence provided to address how we change individual’s perceptions of professionals by using nonverbal behaviours therefore effecting client health outcomes....   [tags: Dietetics and Nutrition Research paper]
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The Westernization of Middle Eastern Women’s Fashion - When people think of a Middle Eastern woman, the most common image that comes to mind is a lady wearing a long black dress, known as an ibaya or jilbab, and a hijab. That is, if a niqab isn’t pictured along with it. And although that might have been a pretty accurate depiction a few decades ago, the fact if the matter is: Middle Eastern women’s modern fashion is as westernized as it’s ever been. Although I’m focusing mainly on Islamic dress, a lot of this applies to non-Islamic Arab women as well....   [tags: Clothing, Islam]
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School Uniforms - John Doe walks into a skyscraper, confident and well groomed wearing a tie, suit, and dress shoes. His confidence moves him forward, as he enters an elevator going up to the 23rd floor. He approaches his first job interview since leaving Jesuit Prep: McAllen & McAllen Law. This well groomed man graduated from Jesuit prep, which had a dress code and hair restrictions. This dress code and hair restrictions evolved young men into mature adults over a 4 year period at Jesuit. The dress code and hair restrictions play a vital role for our future as they build class integration, increase our image in the community, and dress the students for business, not play....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Faith in the workplace and the level of accommodations employers should allow is an increasing problem. Moreover, the influx of people from different backgrounds bringing with them different religious practices has caused organizations to seek help from organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the courts, and legal firms on how to deal with this new reality. Thus, the complexities surrounding religion and spirituality in the workplace and recommendations on the cause and solutions were examined....   [tags: Faith in the Workplace, EEOC] 1347 words
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An Imagined Modern-Day Setting for "The Importance of Being Earnest" - Firstly I would set this play in the 21st century so that a modern audience could relate to it. Algernon, one of the main characters in the play, would live in a luxury apartment in the centre of London, over looking the River Thames. His apartment would have a minimalist theme to it and would be influenced by aesthetic; for example he would have a piece of abstract art on the wall for no reason other than that he thinks it looks nice. Everything Algernon has in the living room is there simply because it looks good and makes Algernon look good too....   [tags: European Literature] 331 words
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Herrick: Delight In Disorder Shows Delight In Life - The lively figures of speech in Herrick’s “Delight in Disorder” show his sensual delight in the little things in life. The oxymorons, animations, images, and paradox in this poem display the author’s enjoyment of true uniqueness. The animations in “Delight in Disorder” show how the speaker sees the clothing as having a will of it’s own that makes the outfit more “bewitch[ing]” (13). For example, the author cites a “tempestuous petticoat” and a “careless shoestring” as things that cause the woman’s dress to be unique and intriguing (9, 10)....   [tags: essays research papers] 492 words
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Breaking The Rules in Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac - Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand, is a play about a poetic swordsman with a bad temper, an attitude, and a hideously long nose. As one reads along in this drama, one will find that the people are different in the way they speak, dress, and socialize. With the characters in this book living in 17th century France, it is not a wonder that their customs are far removed from ours today. Cyrano de Bergerac has three cultural themes: attitude, social ranking, and dress. The attitude of this play is very interesting....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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Fashion in the Middle Ages - The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing] 1143 words
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Clothing Impact on Social Interactions - Does Clothing Have an Impact on Social Interactions: An Observational Study in the Classroom There are many reasons why we choose to wear a particular article or style of clothing. Many of us consider our choice in clothing as an extension of our identity. While many others pick items from their wardrobe that reflect their current mood. There are also many times when we choose to dress a certain way in anticipation of being in a particular social setting. Even people who don’t seem to bother with matching clothes or wearing a designer label or walk around wearing clothes that are torn and dirty, are making a statement....   [tags: essays research papers] 1251 words
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The Need for School Uniforms - In society today, school-age children are under tremendous pressure to fit in with their peers and still perform well academically. I believe that school uniforms in pre-K through high school levels is an excellent way to help children succeed not only in school, but to prepare them for college and the “real world.” Three reasons why I believe school uniforms should be used in all schools is first, they are economic, next, they reduce distractions and finally, they help with social equality. To begin, school uniforms are economic....   [tags: argument, rhetoric, rhetorical] 444 words
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School Uniform Crisis - School Uniform Crisis Following a recent court ruling, schools all over the country are re-assessing the way in which uniform policies are implemented and enforced. Previously it has been widely accepted uniforms in schools create a sense of unity and pride in the school. Indeed one of the purposes of school is to prepare children for the adult world, where a lot of jobs require a dress code. Students also don’t have to waste time deciding what to wear, as punctuality is important in school....   [tags: Papers] 1425 words
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On Fast Food Marketing - In the United States there has been an expanding issue of obesity since the 1990's; and only until now with the growing trend of gym memberships for personal fitness has the epidemic been mitigated. The wide availability of fast food and second kitchens has led to high obesity rates. However, the availability is only the product of intense consumer demands. Fast food manufacturers would only supply ridiculously unhealthy food if and only if the consumers had a high demand for such garbage. As was seen in the 1920's when alcohol was banned in the United States due to violence arising from alcoholics – the people that wanted alcohol still found ways to attain alcohol through the black market,...   [tags: Marketing ]
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Uniform Policies in Schools - Whether or not school uniforms should be required by schools has been debated for quite some time. School uniforms would be vastly helpful to both schools and students. School uniforms would bring students closer together and decrease trend based distractions and bullying. The debate over uniforms in public schools is a much larger issue than simply what children should wear to school. It touches on issues of school and overall grade improvement, freedom of expression, and the "culture wars." Although most students and even some parents would disagree with the idea of uniforms, a uniform policy would definitely make the student body as a whole look more presentable and should be implemented....   [tags: Education]
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Public Schools Mandatory Uniforms - The debate about public school uniforms in America has been around for a very long time. This issue was even mentioned by President Bill Clinton in a State of the Union address in 1996. In his 1996 State of the Union Address, President Clinton decreed,” I challenge all of our schools to teach character education, to teach good values and good citizenship and if it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms” (Clinton 1996)....   [tags: Education]
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The Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools - The Importance of Uniforms in Public Schools Abstract: For a while, dress codes have been implemented in private and parochial schools across the county. It wasn't until more recent that the issue was brought to discussion about a dress code in public schools. Uniforms serve a purpose to the schools that are adapting the change in attire. The uniform dress code has helped make private and parochial schools more prestigious for their organization and the results of it. Uniforms would be beneficial to the public school system because a lot of what the public school system is known for would be stopped because of the newly executed dress code....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Essays]
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Dont Judge a Book by the Cover - You Can’t Tell Many people feel that you can tell a lot about a person by observing what they wear and what they eat. This is not the case. Choice of clothing and eating habits, in no way, allow you to pass judgment on a person. Judging people based on these factors is extremely shallow. What one wears and eats in no way depicts character, behavior, or even intelligence. One simply cannot know a person by looking at them and observing what they eat. Such a thought is ridiculous. Instead of looking at clothing and what one is eating, character should be the basis for opinion....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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How Does Fashion Represent the Changing Attitudes to the Gender Divide - Fashion has always dictated what gender stereotypes should wear and how they should present themselves to the world with their fashion, these rules and ideals are constantly changing and reversing, occasionally blurring the lines between the two. Gender roles have lessened and obscured in modern society due to subcultures and immediate availability of clothing, the gender ideals do however still exist and designers often heavily rely on these assumptions. Advertising companies often use these gender stereotypes to promote their clients' clothing as well which, in turn, only serves to strengthen traditional ideas of what men and women should wear....   [tags: stereotype, male supremacy, identity]
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Visual Symbols in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen - "A Doll's House", written in 1879, is one of the most famous works by playwright Henrik Ibsen, the founder of modern realistic prose drama. It tells the story of a nineteenth century bourgeoisie woman who breaks the chains of society that determine her role in life in order to find herself. The female protagonist Nora lives a perfectly comfortable and seemingly carefree life until her husband Torvald Helmer falls ill. She is forced to forge a signature on a contract that would enable her to borrow enough money from a lawyer named Nils Krogstad to travel to southern Italy to save his life....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, ] 1247 words
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To Dance at The Palais Royale by Janet McNaughton - To Dance at the Palais Royale written by Janet McNaughton, is an exciting historical fiction novel that follows Agnes Maxwell on her adventures in the big city of Toronto. McNaughton’s novel is an accurate description of the technology available and fashion trends of the late 1920s. She includes many details in her novel such as the refrigerator, which was accurately described. McNaughton incorporates the use of the Victrola, a popular phonograph used in the 1920s and Agnes Maxwell has the chance to wear a beautiful dancing dress typical of the time period....   [tags: refrigerator, victrola, agnes maxwell]
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Differences Between the Grimm Brother's and Disney's Cinderella - The Glass Slipper Fairytales, the short stories that most children heard as they went to bed, are actually folktales from previous decades. The fairytales today are primarily adaptations of older versions recreated by Disney— the pioneers of this generation. With that said, the modern versions consistently display good triumphing over evil, a prince charming that constantly came to the rescue, and a happily ever after ending. However, the original folktale version didn’t always come with fortunate events, but often were more violent and gruesome....   [tags: Glass Slipper, Fairy Godmother]
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Dissimilar Lives Create Different Expectations in Everyday Use - What generates the magnificence of every individual’s self-image and outer-image is the multiplicity of choice, right to opinion, and an inimitable desired path in life. What is it that defines right or immoral choices in an individual’s life. Is there reason to condemn someone of doing wrong or deem unworthy because his or her lifestyle doesn’t correspond with the onlooker. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” the principal character, Dee, is viewed by her narrating mother as leading a controversial and distasteful life; however, Dee is not an unpleasant and naïve young woman as her character is portrayed from her mother’s cross perspective....   [tags: alicia walker, opinion, self image]
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The Exotic Appeal: Exoticism in Mexican Tourism - The tourist gaze of Mexico is of an exotic destination which consists of sun, beaches, tropical weather, and turquoise waters. Tourism in Mexico began in the 1970s and during the past two decades the country has become an exclaimed tourist destination. Currently, tourist revenues are the third-highest source of foreign exchange (Wilson, 2008, 6). Mexican tourism is predominately marketed to the United States (Swords & Mize, 55). These Western tourist visit Mexico to experience a sense of exoticism....   [tags: Exotic Destination, Beaches, Tourism]
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The Major Significances of Ancient Roman Weddings - The ideal Roman marriage is defined as such: “a monogamous union of a man and a woman, a total community of life, a partnership according to both human and divine laws” (Goran Lind, 32-33). In order for an ideal Roman wedding to be performed, several requirements were necessary. First and foremost, the bride had to be twelve at the youngest while the groom could be “at least fourteen” (A). Nevertheless, they could not be relatives (A). Another requirement besides the age was consent, which was displayed three times both before and during the ceremony....   [tags: ideal marriage, divine laws, weddings]
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Dressing Appropriately - Dressing Appropriately In high school, there were the preps, the skaters, and the burnouts, just to name a few. These groups were not only distinguished by the way they acted, but they were also differentiated by the way they dressed. By looking at a particular student in high school, one could probably infer the clique he/she belonged to. So if a person had on big, baggy pants with a oversized T-shirt that had a Etnies logo on it, one could conclude that person to be a skater and if a person had on khakis and a gap sweater, one could deduce that person to be a prep....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 words
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"Cinderella": The Grimm Brothers v. Disney - The commonly used saying, “they lived happily ever after,” originates from early fairy tales. Fairy tales are stories that feature fanciful characters that convey a moral to teach children lessons and values that they will keep for the rest of their lives. The original story of “Cinderella” by the Grimm Brothers and the later Disney version Cinderella (1950) are both descriptions of a legendary fairy tale of a kind and gentle girl who overcomes the rancor of her stepmother and stepsisters and ultimately finds a happy ending....   [tags: compare, contrast] 801 words
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Description of La Semana Santa Holiday - La Semana Santa is a holiday celebrated in most Spanish speaking countries but it originated in Spain. It takes place the entire week prior to Easter or, in Spanish, Pascua. They celebrate their Christian traditions and on this very important holiday. During this week, the city is very busy. All of the businesses close their shops for Semana Santa but the bars and restaurants stay open. Every afternoon, floats parade through the city, some carrying a life size Jesus and Virgin Mary for hours. Semana Santa is primarily to celebrate the death of Christ....   [tags: spanish holiday, easter, pascua, cofradias]
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