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The Chest of Broken Glass - Original Writing - The Chest of Broken Glass - Original Writing John had lived all alone ever since his wife died. He had worked hard as a tailor all his life, but misfortune had left him penniless, and now he was so old he could no longer work for himself. His hands trembled too much to thread a needle, and his vision had blurred too much for him to make a straight stitch. He had three sons, but they were all grown and married now, and they were so busy with their own lives, they only had time to stop by and eat dinner with their father once a week....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Lady of Shalott and The Lady in the Looking Glass - The Lady of Shalott and The Lady in the Looking Glass Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote "The Lady of Shalott" around 1830, during what is known as the Victorian Age. Virginia Woolf published "The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection" in 1929, during what is referred to as the Modernist Age. These works of art both deal with women who have important relationships with mirrors. The light in these stories has a great and different effect and meaning for each of these women. The importance and meaning of light are contrasted in these two tales, representing a change in writer's attitudes toward light portrayal....   [tags: Lady of Shalott Essays] 420 words
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Glass Ceiling Summary - Utilitarianism favors unequal treatment in the work place. CONTROLLING IDEA: Big corporations should be forced into applying affirmative action to equal out the male/female ratio in management positions. MAJOR PART 1: We believe that big corporations should be forced into breaking the glass ceiling. Women are represented in the workplace by a mere margin of all management positions. We believe that the corporations should apply affirmative action for a short period of time to have an equal playing field for women....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Broken Glass Jewish - Broken Glass Jewish In 1938, the onset of violent anti-Semitic riots in Germany created one of the most horrific struggles of our time. Not only did this outrageous holocaust bring sadness and death to the Jews in Germany but also to the ones living here in America. In, The Broken Glass, by Arthur Miller, we see the lives of three completely different characters portrayed. First, we see Sylvia Gullberg, who has been a housewife ever since her husband Philip made her quit. She is the first one to be affected by the news in Germany....   [tags: Papers] 691 words
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The Glass Ceiling: A Human Capitalist Perspective - The glass ceiling is an invisible barrier preventing women and minorities from advancing into upper management (Bell 67). Despite extensive legislation and the widespread implementation of equal opportunity policies, there is still widespread structural inequality and job segregation in organizations throughout the United States. "The level of the `glass ceiling' varies among organizations and is reflected in different employment patterns, hiring practices, and promotion plans" (Adler 451). The purpose of this paper is to provide background as well as a more in-depth analysis of the glass ceiling phenomenon and apply a human-capitalistic theorist perspective to the issues....   [tags: Sociology] 1422 words
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Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic,” according to Tweedledee, a character in Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s work Through the Looking Glass (Complete Works 181). Of course, Lewis Carroll is most well known for that particular book, and maybe even more so for the first Alice book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The connection between Lewis Carroll and logic is less obvious for most people....   [tags: Literature Children Papers]
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Women in Educational Administration and The Glass Ceiling - Women in Educational Administration and The Glass Ceiling Several people at the conference dealt with the problems women encounter in getting into administrative positions in schools and colleges and when they do, the obstacles they encounter in making their jobs successful. Their discussions brought home to me the reality of my own mother's experience. As children we witnessed our mother struggling, summer after summer and during many school years in the evenings, with those courses required for an administrative license....   [tags: Papers] 2470 words
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Searching for Innocence: A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - As Irving Howe once observed, “The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.” In a dynamic society, innocence evades even the youngest members of our world; it evades even the nonexistent members of our world. J.D. Salinger explores this elusive innocence in his short story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish." Distinct similarities appear between the main character, Seymour Glass, and Salinger including the World War II experience and attraction for younger, more innocent people (Salerno)....   [tags: mulier glass, sybil]
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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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The Story of the Vase - Kept in that sunlit corner, it stands there, silent, mute. Watching everything that is happening around. Every person that passes the lobby, the smiles, the tension lines on the forehead, the jittering, shivering hands of the new people, the throbbing nerves of their neck, the throat that bobs while they gulp down their fear. It watches everything. Daily it gets filled, with a little water and a bunch of fresh blooms are placed in them, by the lady who wears elf like dark framed glasses, with hair pulled back in a tight bun wearing neatly ironed crisp business formals, day in and day out....   [tags: reception, lobby, flowers, glass] 540 words
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New Gadgets for the New Year - Welcome the ‘New Year’ with new gadgets For once again in the new year of 2014, the market is completely ready to be inundated with new gadgets with newer innovations. The New Year shall be hot for the smart watches. Apple is ready to launch its flexible smart watch causing a bang in the market, while Samsung could launch its flexible phone in other markets of the world after introducing it in Korea. The people mad after gadgets are too restless to know about iPhone of Apple and of galaxy 5 from its main competitor....   [tags: apple, ipad, google glass] 591 words
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Corning Glass Works International Analysis - Corning Glass Works International has a nagging problem. Their subsidiaries act independently of one another and do not also act in a manner which is most beneficial for the firm. For one, they take significant time to resolve disputes. This time can cost money, especially if clients or potential clients become dissuaded from purchasing Corning resources. Also, they act independently to such an extent that sometimes 2 or more subsidiaries chase after the same potential client. Furthermore, Forrest Behm needs time for coordinating the international markets and the actions of the subsidiaries takes time from his ability to do this.<p> As a result, we need to make a change....   [tags: Business Case Studies] 422 words
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The Design and Interface of Wearable Devices - Introduction Consider the following scenario: you would like to cook a breakfast based on a recipe found online while browsing on your mobile device. Similar to following a recipe found in any cookbook, your focus will be shared between the recipe instructions and the execution of the instructions (i.e. retrieving, preparing, and combining ingredients, retrieving cooking tools, etc.). While this is a common experience with learning to cook a new recipe, switching focus between a phone or book can also be very tedious if the recipe has many steps and stages; and there is the potential for increased frustration for a culinary novice....   [tags: Google Glass, Recognizer Performance]
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Allegorical Comparision of Lord of the Flies and World War II - World War II was an event that rocked the world. The Nazi party of Germany shocked the world with it's ideology. Adolf Hitler also stunned with his oratory skills and how quickly he seized power in Europe. William Golding's Lord of the Flies was published in 1950, written in a time when the world was recovering from the second World War. The novel was released at a time where the horrors of Nazi Germany and Hitler were still fresh in the minds of people all over the earth. It is highly speculated that Golding, a member of The Royal Navy during WWI, wrote Lord of the Flies as an allegorical interpretation of what occurred during those times: Hitler, his rise to power, the treatment of the Jew...   [tags: Hitler, the Night of Broken Glass] 1017 words
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The Importance of Plastic in the Modern World - Introduction Plastic has found its way into every house and office, it’s found in many home appliances and office equipment. The reason for increased use of Plastic is that it has replaced Glass, wood and metals and it’s relatively cheap. Plastic is thrown away after its use and that creates a huge problem regarding the disposal of the plastic. This has resulted in the need for recycling plastic in order to avoid its disposal and to re-use it. The first time used plastic is known as virgin grade material....   [tags: substitute for glass, recycling] 2042 words
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A Perfect Day For Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - "I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll see if we can catch a bananafish" (Salinger 7). A bananafish is a fictional creature created in the mind of Seymour Glass, a character in J.D Salinger's "A Perfect Day For Bananafish." They are much like any other fish but they swim into holes where bananas grow, and eat so many bananas that they cannot escape. "A Perfect Day For Bananafish" was published in 1948 in the New York Magazine ("A Perfect Day For Bananafish"). The story is set on the sunny beaches of Florida, soon after WWII in 1948, expressed when Muriel, another character in this short story says, "He calls me Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948" (Salinger 4)....   [tags: seymour glass, communication]
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50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Recycle - What can we do for environment. Nowadays, earth is getting dirty because of industrialization. China can be the worst example, but China government doesn't try to recovery. China air condition really bed, so they have no foresight when it occurred air pollution such as smog. In addition, global warming is getting hard, and abnormal climate is occurring in the world. To prevent getting hard, we should change in many aspects. In one of methods, we can do easily through recycling. Many countries try to do that especially Korea, and it is also doing well....   [tags: industrialization, plastic, glass, paper] 565 words
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Duties of a Banquet Server - One of the duties for a banquet server is setting all the table linens, silverware, plates, glass ware, and napkins on the table before the event or function. The banquet server have to prepare and set up all the table linens, silverware, plates, glass ware, and napkins before the event and they have to ensure that all the things that they use for setting is clean. Before that, all the banquet servers have to confirm with their captain or head waitress exactly what place settings are required for each event, because different event had different kind of setting....   [tags: silverware, plates, glass, table] 748 words
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The History of THe Google Company - ... • They can accomplish any given task faster than humans. • Robotics can be used for military cause they can go anywhere even were humans will be killed. • They can get information that humans cannot get by spying. Disadvantages include: • Humans will lose jobs. • The maintenance to keep robots running is expensive. • Robots are costly when it comes to power consumption. Robots are capable of doing tasks which are dangerous and difficult to accomplish for humans like the Packbots(military robots which were first used by US ground troops in Afghanistan year 2002)that were sent into the World Trade Center after the 9- 11 attacks and into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 ea...   [tags: google glass, search engine] 705 words
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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams - Tennessee Williams is recognized as being one of America’s top playwrights during the twentieth century. His play A Streetcar Named Desire, written in 1947, tells the tale of two sisters and their struggle to find happiness. The Glass Menagerie, published in 1945, is a memory play, which profoundly impacted Williams’s career. Suddenly Last Summer, published in 1993, is a one-act play about a young girl’s horrifying experience while traveling abroad. All of these plays incorporate aspects of Williams’ own life and portray dysfunctional characters....   [tags: Blanch Dubois, universal truth]
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Finding the Ultimate Reality - The Glass Menagerie was written by Tennessee Williams; he was born in Columbus, Mississippi, and he spent his childhood in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a major in playwrighting. His first successful play was the Glass Menagerie. It is a play based on the memory of Tom Wingfield; it is set in St. Louis, Missouri around the year 1937. It is about Tom’s family and their struggles to survive after his father left them behind with no help. Tom, who is unhappy with his job at the factory, tries to support his sister, Laura, and his mother, Amanda....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1080 words
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Glass Industry: Tapio Wirkkala , Gianni Toso, and Henry Halem - In the vast world of glass, three artists have made a great impact on the way we see the medium as an art form. These three artists, Tapio Wirkkala , Gianni Toso, and Henry Halem have helped to pioneer new methods and ideas in this complex industry. Tapio Wirkkala was a highly versatile Finnish artist born in 1915. His work ranges from glassware and metalwork, to jewelry and furniture for mass production. During his career, he was artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years.He is known quite famously for his work in the Finnish glassworks company, Ittala....   [tags: geometric design, art history] 597 words
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Does Light Bend towards or away from the Normal as it Enters the Glass Block - Introduction A general introduction to the topic, including why the investigation is important. This investigation will inquire about the nature of light and how it behaves when a beam of light travels through a clear glass block. This investigation is important so the way light behaves can be investigated further, as this investigation will act as the basis of knowledge for future experiments and investigations. It will also help understand the behaviour of light when it travels through different objects....   [tags: physics, electromagnetism]
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Symbolism in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Beach Glass, by Amy Clampitt - The literary device of symbolism appears in a vast amount of stories and novels. When everyday words actually mean something completely different, it exemplifies the meaning of the word symbolism. Symbolism usually takes a keen understanding of the work and how the author views the particular work. Symbolism presents itself in the novel Life of Pi: A Novel in copious amounts. Yann Martel placed many words with different meanings well and throughout Life of Pi: A Novel. The short story “Beach Glass”, by Amy Clampitt also obtains a lot of symbolism and these symbols compare akin and contrary to the representations found within the story Life of Pi: A Novel....   [tags: compare contrast essay] 1264 words
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Bioactivity and Drug Delivering Ability of a Chitosan/46S6 Melted Bioactive Glass Biocomposite Scaffold - The morphology of the prepared scaffolds is presented in Fig. 2. It can be observed that all the prepared scaffolds have wide range of interconnected pores including macro, micro and nanopores, as was also confirmed by a mercury porosimeter. By increasing the MB concentration, the pore size in the scaffolds also increased. The average pore size of the scaffolds fabricated was increased from 150 ± 5 µm to 170 ± 24 µm by increasing the concentration of MB from 0 mass-% to 66.5 mass-%. The wide range of pores sizes for all the scaffolds fabricated with different MB concentration indicated that pores in all the scaffolds were interconnected and seeded cells would be proliferated throughout the 3...   [tags: pores, concentration, surface]
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Victorian Literature: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There - For the majority of the 19th century, England enjoyed several advancements in science, philosophy, and economics. The sixty-four year period of Queen Victoria’s reign, known as the Victorian Era, was “a time of progress and prosperity in England.” (English Literature 485). The English were one of the first civilizations to experience the Industrial Revolutions, promoted several social reforms, and continued the expansion of their already large empire. It seems the Victorian Age was synonymous with ingenuity and high morals....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sandy Glass' Obsession with Appearances in Allegra Goodman’s Intuition - In the days of black-and-white television and homemade apple pie, there existed a hallmark of perfection: the “all-American family”. This was composed of a mother who was always perfectly pressed and had dinner ready on time, a father with a good job who wore a suit to work every day, and two children who brought home perfect grades and were star athletes. This was the dream given to many Americans; a perfect family in the public eye, like the Cleaver family in the show “Leave It to Beaver”. This family had no marital disputes, no broken lamps, and no bills left unpaid, or so it seemed....   [tags: intuition] 1626 words
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Introverts vs. Extroverts - According to many psychologists and other social experts, there exist two major social behaviors that are widely adopted globally by a person as they mature into young adulthood: extraversion or introversion. Extroverts are expressive individuals who appear to be energized and enjoy seeking activities that involve socialization with others where as a reserved individual (introvert) prefers solitary pursuits where he or she often partakes in a favorite pastime. In her novel Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength, Laurie Helgoe statistically explores the fact that more than one half of the American populace claims to be reticent and encourages those folks to embrace their...   [tags: Personality] 1314 words
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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and Mockingbird by Marshall Bruce Mather - ... In the song, Mathers explains to his daughter that “I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now/But hey, remember what daddy always tell you/Straighten up little soldier/Stiffen up that upper lip/What you crying about/You got me” (Mathers). This excerpt from the song explicitly emphasizes the fact that Mathers cares for his child. This is evident when Mathers tells her that she should not be upset because he is there to protect and comfort her. Mathers demonstrates that he is loving and compassionate to his child when he plies that he is willing to make her feel better by comforting her instead of completely neglecting her emotions....   [tags: father figure, offspring] 1136 words
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Sacraficing Privacy for Security - Security versus privacy is becoming a major issue in today’s society. Recently, the National Security Agency has been the victim of scrutiny due to allegations of espionage. Similar claims not only stem from the authority, but also come from the public as well. For example, one is enjoying a night out in a restaurant when a group of teenagers arrives. Before it is noticed, some of the teenagers take photos with a cell phone. The picture encompasses most of the area occupied; therefore, every person in that general area is included in it....   [tags: Google glass, information technology]
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Removal from a Negligent Home in Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle - Every day the safety and well-being of many children are threatened by neglect. Each child deserves the comfort of having parents whom provide for their children. Throughout the memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls explains the childhood from being born into the hands of parent who neglect their children. Many may argue that children need to grow with their parents; however, the removal of children is necessary if the parents disregard the kid’s needs and cannot provide a stable life for their children....   [tags: parents, hunger, needs]
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The Down Fall of Rose Williams and Blanche DuBois - Tennessee Williams is known to be a Southern playwright of American drama. Williams knew how to show haunting elements like psychological drama, loneliness, and inexcusable violence in his plays. Critics say Williams often depicted women who were suffering from critical downfalls due to his sister Rose Williams. Rose was always fighting with a mental health condition known as schizophrenia all her life. The character Laura in The Glass Menagerie is always compared to Rose, because they were both socially awkward and very quiet girls....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Water as an Archetypal Image in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll, are filled with archetypal images that enhance the underlying meaning of the story. From the Cheshire cat to the caterpillar to the garden, Carroll uses abstract ideas to symbolize archetypal images. Lewis Carroll makes images represent the archetypal trickster, mentor, temptress, and more. One of the less prevalent, but most meaningful images in these books is water. In the “Alice” stories, Lewis Carroll uses the archetypal image of water to represent the situations and events that Alice encounters through her journey....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] 843 words
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Night and When Broken Glass Floats : Elie Wiesel and Chanrity Him - Night and When Broken Glass Floats Both Elie Wiesel and Chanrity Him went through traumatic, and life changing experiences during their lives. They both went through the dramatic change in leadership in the societies that they lived in. Both regimes that were attempting to take control of both Wiesel and Him’s societies used forceful and brutal tactics to those who didn’t fit in their idea of society. The things that Wiesel and Him experienced during each of their societies attempt at revolution are both very similar, yet different at the same time....   [tags: nazi´s regime, khmer rouge] 792 words
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Glass Ceiling Upon Females in Australia Has Been Eliminated - Women throughout Australian work history have continually been restrained due to their sex (D. Miles 2002). This was due to multiple reasons spanning from caring for the family to blatant discrimination against females (M. Leahy 2011). Over the past twenty years this glass ceiling has diminished (M. Leahy 2011). A glass ceiling is an unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of a minority (Oxford Dictionaries 2014). Australia is an extremely sound country economically and socially, providing a brilliant platform for females to engage in anything they wish to pursue....   [tags: gender roles, discrimination, power]
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Bioactivity and Drug Delivering Ability of a Chitosan/46S6 Melted Bioactive Glass Biocomposite Scaffold - 3.3.2 XRD analysis and FTIR after immersion in SBF The XRD of the prepared scaffolds after soaking in SBF for different time intervals is demonstrated in Fig. 6. XRD spectra of Ch/MB composite scaffolds showed sharp peaks, 25.88°, 31.8°, 39.89° and 46.7° (2θ) attributed to 022, 211, 221 and 222 reticular planes of HA [30, 31]. The increase in the intensity of peaks from 2 days to 30 days was indicative of the increase in the deposition of HA. It also confirmed that the presence of MB increased the deposition of HA on the scaffolds [32] (Fig....   [tags: surface, concentration, bands]
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Research Regarding Types of Fingerprint Revealing Powder on Glass Surfaces - Title; The effect of varying the type of fingerprint revealing powder (black carbon powder, white baby powder) on the percentage of accuracy (%) when revealing latent fingerprints on a glass surface. Introduction and purpose; Humans make finger contact with a variety of surfaces and objects on a constant basis. These can range from a variety of different surfaces; light and dark, porous or non-porous, rough or smooth. Such factors contribute to the visibility of the fingerprint. “Fingerprint is a form of biometric and forensic science that uses physical characteristics for identification.” “The technique of fingerprinting is known as dactyloscopy.” Detectives, crime scene investigators and...   [tags: Forensic, Identification, Fingerprints]
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In the Dust - It is a recurrent theme in both politics and literature that many people defined as “weak,” whether due to physical or mental impairment, are left behind in the wake of society, forgotten and trampled like blossoms in the dust. It is a commonly accepted idea, but one not often thoroughly explored. However, because of the mastery of Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, and Charlotte Brontë, this faint wisp of a theme transforms into a palpable flesh-and-blood vessel for a powerful statement on the human condition....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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The Personal Strife of Tennessee Williams - The Personal Strife of Tennessee Williams       Tennessee Williams was a well renowned playwright, who highlighted his personal experiences in his plays and stories. He had a colorful life and he enjoyed writing about what was considered taboo subjects in the 1940's, 1950's and the 1960's. Williams explored homosexuality, alcoholism, violence, greed and sex.    He also infused humor into his work. Williams dissected the traditional American family, and he penned many stories about dysfunctional and volatile families....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Feed The Children - Poverty is an epidemic that has swept the American nation many times over. Whether it be quietly lingering under the surface, or blatantly staring us in the face as it is in this current recession, it affects people across America on individual, community and national levels alike. While there are many causes and effects of poverty, it is important to view the issue of poverty and its causes from all angles when one seeks to tackle the problem. These factors include socio-economic status, mental illness, family values and work ethics, to name a few....   [tags: The Glass Castle, Poverty] 1555 words
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Women at Work: How Breakable Is the Glass Ceiling? - At the Mid-Decade Conference in Copenhagen in 1980, the facts about women's contribution were summarized by the following statistics: "Women are half of the world's population (1/2), they do two thirds of the world's work (2/3) for which they earn one tenth of the world's wages (1/10) and own less than 1% of world property." Even though the above statistics were discussed at every UN women's conference since, men around the world -especially economists and politicians in all governments- have utterly ignored them (...)....   [tags: Psychology] 1142 words
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The Glass Ceiling and How Gender Discrimination Affects Women - The Glass Ceiling and How Gender Discrimination Affects Women Does Father really know best. In Corporate America, men seem to want full control. Our organizations have been created by men for men and they have great opposition to women infiltrating their management positions. Men have created glass ceilings for women in the workplace. A glass ceiling is an artificial barrier that allows women to see the top of the corporate ladder but at the same time denies them access to the higher rungs of that ladder....   [tags: Gender Discrimination] 1284 words
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Tone and Word Choice in A Glass of Beer by James Stephen - Tone and Word Choice in A Glass of Beer by James Stephen Some readers may define the tone as anger in James Stephen's "A Glass of Beer." Others may even say that it leaves an unpleasant tone. By studying the choice of words that Stephen uses to convey the tone of his scene, I will demonstrate that beneath the seemingly outraged situation of the poem lies something funnier. The true tone of "A Glass of Beer" is a sardonic one. Examining each stanza of the poem offers numerous examples where the tone of the poem is sustained by the choice of words....   [tags: Papers] 495 words
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Dreams in Literature - The ability to dream may be uniquely human. These dreams exist with no purpose other than achievement. In many cases, a dream, not an instinct, drives human action. Certainly, dreams are central to the human life. Since one of the main purposes of literature is to reflect on that life, some dream must be included. The achievement of the dream is completely up to the author, and what his/her thoughts are on the achievement of dreams. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston all use certain literary elements to craft their theme of the achievement of dreams, which is viewed and portrayed differently by each: grievously, by Williams; pessimistically, by Faulkner; and with a...   [tags: Comparative, Faulkner, Hurston] 1812 words
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Tennessee Williams: Author and Playwright - Tennessee Williams: Author and Playwright           Thomas Lanier Williams was born on March 26th, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. Williams wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays but is primarily acclaimed for his plays. Thomas was the first son and second child of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina Dakin Williams. He was named after his paternal grandfather and insisted to be called Tom by the age of ten. His siblings include an older sister named Rose and a younger brother named Dakin. Williams spent a great deal of time with his sister Rose because she was not very stable, emotionally or mentally....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Female Rebellion In Aurora Leigh and The Lady in the Looking-Glass - Female Rebellion In Aurora Leigh and The Lady in the Looking-Glass      Women of both the ages of Victorian and early Modernism were restricted from education at universities or the financial independence of professionalism. In both ages, women writers often rebelled against perceived female expectations as a result of their oppression. To lead a solitary life as a subservient wife and mother was not satisfactory for writers like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Virginia Woolf. One of the most popular female poets of the Victorian era, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, illustrated "a woman's struggle to achieve artistic and economical independence in modern society" (Longman P.1858)....   [tags: Aurora Leigh Essays]
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Can Women Run Our Country? - Women; Break it or Fail it. I remember when I was in 2nd grade, the whole school was preparing for the 2008 model election. We were quietly sitting by our desks while the teacher chatted happily about the candidates for president and vice president. As she mentioned Sarah Palin, a boy, with a bit of ketchup on his shirt, suddenly wailed something out that would lead to the hottest debate any 2nd graders could have. “She can’t do that. She’s not a boy!” The teacher stopped her chit-chats and looked at the boy, stunned that the boy had enough courage to say such things, but she gathered herself together, and questioned him....   [tags: election, wage gap, glass ceiling] 1056 words
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Truth Exposed in An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man - Truth Exposed in An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man       William Apes, in his essay "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man," argues that to profess Christianity and still distinguish between races is a hypocrisy not supported by the Bible. In the first part of his essay Apes asks several questions such as why, if God loves white people so much, did he create fifteen colored people for every white one; and of all the races, who has committed the most heinous crimes. He goes on to emphasize that neither Jesus nor his disciples were white skinned....   [tags: Synthesis Essays]
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