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Hermes, Harold of the Gods - If you know anything about Greek Mythology you know who Hermes is, a messenger, guide, and most of all a thief. He represents a sort of leniency in the Gods of old Greek Mythology. Whilst the other Gods are strict, and stubborn, Hermes is coy, mischievous and a child at heart, he is the protector of all those who push the boundaries of unacceptable behavior, the majority of high school students included. But, most of these things are common knowledge. There is so much more to the herald of the Gods than we give him credit for....   [tags: Greek Mythology] 803 words
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The Cycle of Peer Cruelty - Is it important who “started it”. The cycle of peer cruelty can be stopped by standing up for yourself with your head held high. It is your responsibility to stop the bullying; no one else is going to completely end it but you. It is important who started it because if you want that bully to stop then you tell someone who started it and they will get in trouble for starting it. It is very inappropriate for an adult to bully a child. If they do they can get into a lot of trouble for it. If a kid was bullying a another kid is bad but an adult bullying a child is terrible....   [tags: bullying, adult, child, responsibility] 616 words
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Forgiveness in the Bible - “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”(Matthew 6:14-15, NIV) Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights discusses many situations in which individuals learn to forgive others for the wrong that they have done against them. The Bible refers to the idea of forgiveness as an act not only for the person that has wronged you but for yourself; in order to grow, we have to forgive because if we do not, God will not forgive us....   [tags: Demon and King Shahrayar, Bible Analysis, God]
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State vs Constitutional Decisions - Individual rights are a very crucial part of our United States constitution, because whether these rights are being provided towards a criminal defendant or a victim the goal of our national government is to provide the same level of rights adequately to all its citizens. From the time in which the new judicial federalism began up until now, these rights have been more and more in debate case after case both in federal and state courts. A good example to this fact is a comparison between 3 different cases that pertain to decisions from both state and federal court, these cases are Maryland v Craig, Pennsylvania v Ludwig, and Ohio v Self....   [tags: Individual Rights, Legal Precedent]
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Porphyrias Lover, My Last Duchess and The Flea all have the theme of - Porphyrias Lover, My Last Duchess and The Flea all have the theme of love in them Porphyrias Lover, My Last Duchess and The Flea all have the theme of love in them. But they are not all the same theme of love for example Porphyrias Lover is obsessive and seductive love whereas; The Flea is more like sexual love. Robert Browning writes both Porphyrias Lover and My Last Duchess and John Donne writes The Flea. I think Porphyrias Lover and My Last Duchess are alike as Robert Browning uses similar themes of love in them e.g....   [tags: English Literature] 799 words
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Analysis of Ralegh's Nature, that washed her hands in milk - Analysis of Ralegh's "Nature, that washed her hands in milk" Nature, that washed her hands in milk” can be divided structurally into two halves; the first three stanzas constitute the first half, and the last three stanzas make up the second half. Each stanza in the first half corresponds to a stanza in the second half. The first stanza describes the temperament of Nature, who is, above all, creative. This first stanza of the first half corresponds to stanza four, the first stanza in the second half of the poem....   [tags: Ralegh Nature Washed Milk Poetry Essays] 846 words
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Explication of Sonnet 130 in Comparison with Epithalamion - "Sonnet 130," by William Shakespeare, is probably a mockery of love poems of his era which focus mainly on comparing the loved one to nature and heavenly characteristics. An example of such poems is "Epithalamion," by Edmund Spenser, which sticks to the conventionality of it's time. Shakespeare's style used conveys his love for his "mistress" in an honest and sincere way without "false compare," which makes it more acceptable than the poems of his time. He does not in anyway think of his love as a goddess or a heavenly creature, but in spite of that, his love "as rare," which makes it realistic and charming at the same time....   [tags: Poetry] 562 words
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The Theme of Unconditional Love in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 - The Theme of Unconditional Love in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 'Sonnet 130' sounds as if it is mocking all of the other poems of Shakespeare's era. Love poems of this time period made women out to be superficial goddesses. 'Sonnet 130' takes the love poem to a deeper, more intimate level where looks are no longer important and it is inner beauty that matters. Shakespeare paints this picture using a wonderful combination of metaphors and a simile. He starts the poem out with a simile comparing his mistress' eyes to the sun....   [tags: Papers William Shakespeare Sonnet 130 Essays] 588 words
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A Critical Comparison of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130" and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's "Sonnet 14" - Petrarchan sonnets are like all the other typical sonnets in the early sixteenth which consist of 14 verses in the poem and 10 syllables per line. In comparison, they all instigate the traditional theme of love where women were admired and sometimes worshipped in order to express deep love that emissaries her beauty. However, Petrarchan sonnet could not said be too congruent to sixteenth style of writing sonnets. Nevertheless, they share identical theme in the sonnets which is the traditional theme of love where Petrarchan sonnets uses clichés in order to describe his mistress as “lucid gold” and her smile as “angelic smile”....   [tags: Sonnet 130, sonnet 14] 1338 words
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The Importance of the Truth in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... . .” (Hawthorne 193). After he lies to Mistress Hibbins, he feels weak and miserable because he knows that he has given in to deadly sin. The narrator describes him as “the wretched minister” because after he comes out the forest he wants to ridicule everything that is good and holy (Hawthorne 194). Dimmesdale think there is no point of being holy anymore if he has already made impact with the devil and thinks that God will never forgive him as an adulterer. Overall, if he tells the truth about his relationship with Hester in the beginning, he would not feel like a hypocrite....   [tags: guilt, adultery, lies] 2016 words
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María Eva 'Evita' Duarte Perón: A Radical in Argentina - ... Perón, a rising political and military power in Argentina, soon developed a close relationship with Eva. Using her charm and appeal, Eva rallied support for Perón’s presidential campaign. Perón’s popularity led to his arrest in 1945 but, Eva organized a mass demonstration that, on October 17, 1945, led to his release. October 17 is still celebrated today as the “day of loyalty” or “Día de la lealtad” by supporters of Perón. By this time, the two of them were living together in a house in the northern part of the city, but this was creating problems for Perón because he was living with an unmarried woman who was several years younger than he was....   [tags: influential women in Argentinian history]
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Heroes, Men´s Power of Conviction, and Women´s Beauty - Journal 1 – Beowulf Beowulf appears to be larger than life and is portrayed as the strongest warrior in the region. Beowulf might be arrogant, but he proves it in countless ways through his actions. Beowulf fights Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a somewhat large fire-breathing dragon. Also, Beowulf uses a sword to slay Grendel’s mother that is unusable by humans. During the battle, Beowulf demonstrates his strength as he battles Grendel, “The monster’s whole body was in pain, a tremendous wound appeared on his shoulder.” This quote reveals how strong Beowulf is....   [tags: Beowulf, The Flea, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]
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The Evil Characters in The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter, a book of sin and guilt, reveals two characters that are so purely evil, that it is hard to believe that such characters could be created---Roger Chillingworth and Mistress Hibbins. Chillingworth and Hibbins may seem like good people, but they really just symbolize evil. Roger Chillingworth is the elderly husband of Hester Prynne, who is shunned by the whole colony of Boston Massachusetts for the sin of adultery she has committed with the town’s praised minister. The people of the colony see Chillingworth as a friendly physician who was sent by God to return people like Arthur Dimmesdale, the town’s praised minister, back to health....   [tags: evil, adultery, vengence, sin, revenge]
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Themes of The Great Gatsby - ... This shows that not only Tom and Daisy are unfaithful and immoral in their relationship but neither is Tom’s Mistress, who also would have to be in a corrupted relationship if she is cheating on her husband. Good morals and values are considered to be good qualities in most people’s perspective. In Fitzgerald’s, morality is something that many characters lack. Murder, bootlegging, and adultery are all traits that the characters in the novel possess. Myrtle Wilson is one of the two characters that is murdered in the story....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]
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Essay on Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden - Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden in Her Face      When a comparison is made between There is a Garden in Her Face by Thomas Campion and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare, the difference between lustful adoration and true love becomes evident. Both poems involve descriptions of a beloved lady seen through the eyes of the speaker, but the speaker in Campion's poem discusses the woman's beautiful perfections, while the speaker in Shakespeare's poem shows that it is the woman's faults which make her beautiful....   [tags: Sonnet essays]
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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl A recurring theme in, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is Harriet Jacobs's reflections on what slavery meant to her as well as all women in bondage. Continuously, Jacobs expresses her deep hatred of slavery, and all of its implications. She dreads such an institution so much that she sometimes regards death as a better alternative than a life in bondage. For Harriet, slavery was different than many African Americans....   [tags: Slavery Jacobs Life Slave Girl Essays]
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Joseph Conrad's The Women of Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad's The Women of Heart of Darkness      The novella Heart of Darkness illustrates readers with three different types of depictions that men had of women during the late 1800’s; also known as the imperialistic era. These depictions were as follows; the naive woman, the mistress, and the wealthy widow. The naïve woman was personified by Kurtz intended. The mistress was personified by the native African woman. The wealthy widow is personified by Marlow’s aunt. This assumption can be made on various levels....   [tags: Heart Darkness Conrad Essays] 690 words
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Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor - Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Through history, there have been many explanations at to why Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor”. Some have argued that the play was written for the Garter Ceremony held on April 23, 1597, when the patron of Shakespeare’s company, Lord Hudson, was installed; supposedly, the play was later revised for public performance, around 1601. Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor” as a comedy, however it does not obey all typical conventions of a Shakespearean comedy as noticeable differences in the plot show....   [tags: Papers] 1799 words
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Women in Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 - Women in Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 Shakespeare is expressing, though not in the first person, that he knows women are not the perfect beauties they are portrayed to be and that we should love them anyway. He uses two types of descriptions, one of their physical beauty and the other of their characteristics to make fun of all those ‘romantic’ poets trying to ‘brown nose’ the girls they like. One of the physical attributes, in the first quatrain, that he mentions is his “mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,” meaning she has no ‘twinkle’ in her eyes....   [tags: Sonnet 130 Shakespeare Women Essays] 459 words
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womenhod Gender in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Gender in Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness colludes with Western patriarchal gender prescriptions. Women are ominously absent from the bulk of the narrative, and when they do make an appearance they are identified through the powerful narrative viewpoint of the character Marlow, who constructs them in terms of the values of the dominant ideologies of the British gentleman. The contrast between Kurtz's Intended and his Mistress reveals to the contemporary reader this undeniable Victorian provenance - women are effectively marginalised from power and silenced by the text's endorsement of British values....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 530 words
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The Portrayal of Women in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Women have gained equality with men over the many centuries of the evolution of the modern western civilization. Hence, it cannot be overlooked that there still exist many literary examples of social disregard for woman potential. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" exemplifies the Western patriarchal gender roles in which women are given the inferior status.<p> Not only are women portrayed as being inferior to men, but Marlow's (the protagonist's) seldom mentioning of them in his Congo adventure narrative symbolizes his view of their insignificance....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness] 1190 words
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Romantic Contradiction in the Poetry of John Donne - Romantic Contradiction in the Poetry of John Donne John Donne's poem "Elegy 19: To His Mistress Going to Bed" is closely related to "The Sun Rising" in its treatment of love, lust, and togetherness. Both discuss and argue different stances on the same topics, but are united by their language and development. The structure of "Elegy 19" and use of poetic techniques relate it directly and indirectly to "The Sun Rising". In "Elegy 19", there are forty-eight lines of adoration of the mistress of the title; this poem is full of reverence, veneration, and respect for the female form....   [tags: Poetry Poems Poem] 999 words
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Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 - Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 138” presents an aging man’s rationalization for deceit in an affair with a younger woman. The speaker of the sonnet realizes his mistress lies to him about being faithful. He in turn, portrays himself as younger than he actually is: “When my love swears that she is made of truth / I do believe her though I know she lies, / That she might think me some untutored youth…” (1-3). “Sonnet 138” allows the reader a glimpse into the speaker’s mind, and what one finds is a man suffering from what is commonly known as a midlife crisis....   [tags: William shakespeare Sonnet 138 Essays]
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Evil is In the Eyes of the Beholder: "The Scarlet Letter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne - In society there are always two kinds of people, good people and bad people. The good people, the teachers pets who always do everything right. They follow the rules and always think of others. Then, you have to bad people, the trouble makers who always do the wrong thing. They break the rules and do things their way. Everyone is classified in one group or the other, and is always thought to be good or bad. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pearl is evil. Pearl is doomed from the beginning to be evil....   [tags: Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, characters, e] 1604 words
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Power of Two and a Half Women in Nathaniel Hawthrone´s The Scarlet Letter - In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book, The Scarlet Letter, women are portrayed as strong-minded people who are fearless when it comes to transcending limits set by the Puritan community. Neither of the three main women featured in the book seem to conform to the social norms. They each have their own unique abnormalities such as adultery, devilish attributes, and witchcraft. To begin with, there is Hester Prynne, the adulterer, whose strong-minded nature causes her to take initiative of covering up for her child’s father, Dimmesdale....   [tags: fearless, adultery, attrubutes, witchcraft] 618 words
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Perspectives on Freedom in Poetry by Emily Dickinson and Harriet Jabos - Nothing in life is guaranteed, but the one thing that humans demand is freedom. Throughout history, there are countless cases where groups of people fought for their freedom. They fought their battles in strongly heated debates, protests, and at its worst, war. Under the assumption that the oppressors live in complete power, the oppressed continuously try to escape from their oppressors in order to claim what is rightfully theirs: the freedom of choice. In Emily Dickinson’s poems #280, #435, and #732 and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, freedom is represented by an individual’s ability to make their own decisions without the guidance, consultation, or outside opinion o...   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Comparisons] 1481 words
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The Elements of Success: Self Motivation and Self Determination - Self motivation and self determination are the most important ways to succeed. In this essay I will use, “Learning to Read and Write” by Fredrick Douglass, “The Lonely, Good Company of Books” by Richard Rodriguez, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and an interview of Patti Read to argue that self motivation and self determination are the most important elements to becoming successful. First, I will frame my argument, and then I will incorporate my first source, followed by my second source, and then I will have a paragraph that will deal with the opposition, followed up with my final piece of evidence....   [tags: success, Self Motivation, Self Determination] 903 words
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Contrasts and Paradoxes: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Throughout its entirety, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness utilizes many contrasts and paradoxes in an attempt to teach readers about the complexities of both human nature and the world. Some are more easily distinguishable, such as the comparison between civilized and uncivilized people, and some are more difficult to identify, like the usage of vagueness and clarity to contrast each other. One of the most prominent inversions contradicts the typical views of light and dark. While typically light is imagined to expose the truth and darkness to conceal it, Conrad creates a paradox in which darkness displays the truth and light blinds us from it....   [tags: the sky around the boat, marlow]
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Affairs, Nick, and Gatsby in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Nick is the narrative reader in The Great Gatsby. Gatz was a poor person that changes his name to Gatsby. Tom was a cheater and was unfaithful to Daisy. Daisy was a flirt and rich. Myrtle is a poor women that lived over her and her husband’s garage shop. Myrtle would let Tom push her around because he was a rich man that would let Myrtle forget that she was poor. “She never loved you, do you hear he cried. She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me (Fitzgerald 139)”....   [tags: tom and daisy, buchanan]
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Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - Imagine living day to day unable to control anything that happens, being shoved around like a nobody, and treated so poorly that the only way to escape this torture is to run away. Harriet Jacobs goes through three stages in her life, Innocent, Orphan, and Warrior. Nellie McKay defines the stages in her opinion through the essay “The Girls Who Became the Women.” Jacobs illustrates her life and the true stages through her autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Jacobs goes from being a harmless slave child to being rebellious, through three life changing stages....   [tags: innocent, orphan, warrior, biographical analysis]
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Analysis of the Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors - Released in 1989, Crimes and Misdemeanors outlines the lives of two men; Cliff Stern and Judah Rosenthal. Cliff Stern, a small time film-maker, struggles to succeed in both his career and marriage. While Judah Rosenthal, a wealthy ophthalmologist, faces moral dilemmas after having an affair with a young mistress. Judah's mistress expects him to leave his wife and when he doesn't she threatens to expose the secret relationship. Unsure Judah contemplates whether or not killing the mistress, to protect his comfortable lifestyle, is morally comprehensible....   [tags: moral, succeed, love] 591 words
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Pre –1914 Poetry Comparison on Love - In this compare and contrast essay I will compare four poems in detail and mention two in the passing to find similarities and differences. The poems and sonnets I have chosen to compare are ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare The two Robert Browning poems, ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ were written in the infamous Victorian Era whereas the two Shakespearean Sonnets were written in the Elizabethan Era. The styles of the poems differ in accordance to the difference of the time in which they were written....   [tags: poetry, robert browning, shakespeare, ] 1410 words
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Adaptations of The Grimm Brothers Tales - It may be interesting reading a novel or watching a movie or show in this time period which seems similar to other things or familiar to the eyes, ears, and memories. Perhaps an archetype or cluster of archetypes was noticed in the entertainment of the modern world. Some and many of these archetypes may originate from the tales collected by the Grimm brothers. Some of the archetypes are based on physical elements of the tale, things of symbolic significance, or similar events or plot structures....   [tags: Comparative Analysis, Archetypes] 941 words
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Movie Synopsis of The Great Gatsby - The much-awaited film depicting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, The Great Gatsby, was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The movie starred many talented and critically acclaimed actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”). The Great Gatsby (Luhrmann 2013) opened May 10, 2013 and produced $50,085,184 the opening weekend in the United States (“The Great Gatsby”). The film was nominated for two Oscars in “Best Achievement in Costume Design” and “Best Achievement in Production Design” (“The Great Gatsby”)....   [tags: long island, f. scott fitzgerald, di caprio]
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Human Trafficking in Nineteenth Century France - Human Trafficking in the Nineteenth Century France: Slavery in Sexuality What is Human Trafficking. “Human trafficking refers to the recruiting, transporting, enslaving, or receiving of people in order to exploit abuse them (Pubantz, Jerry, and Allphin Moore Jr.).” In nineteenth century France, prostitution was a common form of human trafficking. Human trafficking is often mistake to being another term for prostitution. Although the miscomprehension occurs frequently, prostitution was the gist during the time of the French revolution....   [tags: slavery, prostitution, history]
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The Scarlet Letter - Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne is the author of the novel The Scarlet Letter. He graduated from Bowdoin College, and then he moved back to Salem. After that Hawthorne spent the next twelve years writing, and had many of his books published. One of those books was The Scarlet Letter which was published in 1850. In fact The Scarlet Letter was one of the greatest books he wrote. Furthermore, Hawthorne was a great writer of the 1800’s, who was born in a puritan community with puritan beliefs....   [tags: Literature Review] 951 words
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Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll - In Marge Piercy’s, “Barbie Doll,” we see the effect that society has on the expectations of women. A woman, like the girl described in ‘Barbie Doll’, should be perfect. She should know how to cook and clean, but most importantly be attractive according to the impossible stereotypes of womanly beauty. Many women in today’s society are compared to the unrealistic life and form of the doll. The doll, throughout many years, has transformed itself from a popular toy to a role model for actual women. The extremes to which women take this role model are implicated in this short, yet truthful poem....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 604 words
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Sonnet XX, by William Shakespeare - Sonnet XX, by William Shakespeare, is fraught with wordplay and ambiguity. Shakespeare misleads the audience with variety of puns and double entendres. Due to the large amount of criticism this poem produces, it is necessary to analyze this piece twice: once from the perspective of a female attraction, and once from the perspective of a male attraction. Only when both sides of this equilibrium are examined can true insight be achieved. It is my goal to present the same mystifying experiences as Shakespeare: the initial debate as to whether this fair youth is male or female, and the ultimate debate as to whether our narrator’s intense fondness for this youth is the result of platonic love o...   [tags: Sonnet XX Essays] 1482 words
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The Life of Frederick Douglass - Escaping slavery in 1838, Frederick Douglass informed citizens of the cruel abuse that many slaves and he experienced from their masters. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated African American while also being under the chains of slavery. As Douglass rises to admiration upon abolitionists, he writes many stories describing the difficulties and encounters he witnessed and experienced as a slave. In the book, The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass describes the clothing, food and horrific conditions he overcame as a slave....   [tags: African American social reformer, writer] 1708 words
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Missing Women - In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”, there is an inadequate depiction of female characters. This can be directly related to the concept of the idealistic woman in European society because the common view of women in the 19th century was that they were the inferior sex. Men, usually European, were perceived as the explorers and the colonizers. Women, on the other hand, were house wives and could never measure to a man’s status in society. Joseph Conrad describes only three main women in his novel: the aunt of Marlow, Kurtz’s mistress, and Kurtz’s fiancée....   [tags: 19th Century Literature] 971 words
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A Heart of Darkness - In this short story, there are frequent significant subject and ideas that make the story, "A Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad, and haunting novel. The main theme is absolute white power over the natives. The theme validates the corruption, and the dependence caused by the white people as they took over the Congo. White men were giving all the power; they had no self-control, and in the end they did not use wisely. The white men became immoral. In the Heart of Darkness, the main character is Charlie Marlow....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Women in Voltaire’s Candide - In Candide Voltaire discusses the exploitation of the female race in the eighteenth century through the women in the novel. Cunegonde, Paquette, and the Old Woman suffer through rape and sexual exploitation regardless of wealth or political connections. These characters possess very little complexity or importance in Candide. With his characterization of Cunegonde, Paquette, and the Old Woman Voltaire satirizes gender roles and highlights the impotence of women in the 1800s. Cunegonde is the daughter of a wealthy German lord....   [tags: Exploitation of women in Candide]
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Explain the way in which Duffy presents the strengths and limitations - Explain the way in which Duffy presents the strengths and limitations of language in two poems. When drawing from both 'Warming Her Pearls' and 'Selling Manhattan' , it is evident that Carol Anne Duffy maintains a certain avant-garde approach to the vast array of possibilities that language presents. She acutely exposes the ambiguity that language holds in its meanings, presenting the reader with endless connotations to consider. Duffy also draws attention to its inability to fully express the extent of human emotions....   [tags: English Literature] 1195 words
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The Theme of Carpe Diem in Robert Herrick's To the Virgins to Make Much of Time - The Theme of Carpe Diem in Robert Herrick's To the Virgins to Make Much of Time Robert Herrick's poem, "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time," focuses on the idea of carpe diem. More specifically, in this poem the idea of marriage while love and flesh are still young should be heeded or one may suffer in their later years alone and loveless. Herrick suggests that this gift of virginity might be a great waste if not given while it is still desirable. Virginity is a gift for the simple reason that it can only be given once to the taker of the prize, which he believes should be the husband....   [tags: Virgins Make Much Time]
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Analysis of the poem Barbie Doll, by Marge Piercy - Barbie Doll’ written by Marge Piercy (1973) This girlchild was born as usual And presented dolls that did pee-pee And miniature GE stoves and irons And wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy. Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great big nose and fat legs. She was healthy, tested intelligent, Possessed strong arms and back, Abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity. She went to and fro apologizing. Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs. She was advised to play coy, Exhorted to come on hearty, Exercise, diet, smile and wheedle....   [tags: Barbie Doll Essays] 1395 words
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To the virgins to make much of time - To the virgins to make much of time GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, when youth and blood are warmer; but being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, and while ye may go marry: For having lost but once your prime you may for ever tarry....   [tags: English Literature] 694 words
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