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My Greatest Influence: My Mother - Even before my first tear hits the ground, my mother is there to wipe it away. My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it. She understands my needs before I can even think of them. That’s why we call her a mother. My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be. She’s the kind of mom who would always take time out and care for her four children and the mom who would never let her hardships in her life distress her kids. My mother has always been a very strong role model to me, and growing up with someone like her to look up to has changed my life in many ways....   [tags: mother, ] 582 words
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The Influence of My Mother - It took a long time to value the exceptional influence my mother has been on my life. She is the type of person who has thoughtful discussions about the importance of building a united family. The type of mother who always has time to listen when I need to express my feelings. The type of benevolent individual who loves to help anyone who is in need. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her convictions and interests. I not only came to enjoy the enthusiasm of learning simply for the profit of knowing something new, but I also came to conceive her notion of contributing with the community in exchange for an excelling sense of life, love, and spirit....   [tags: mother, heroes, ] 498 words
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Absolution from a Mother - Mother, I am not looking for the absolution and undoubtedly I don’t deserve it in your eyes. Your eyes… always so full of concern; constantly accusing. The pressure you put on me and the pain it caused was unbearable. Everything you have done – you told me – you were doing for my own good. But you never realized I grew up did you. It’s not possible, it’s just wrong that you want to make all decisions for me: beginning with the extracurricular lessons, through carefully selected well mannered friends and even the damn shoes....   [tags: Absolution, Mother, ] 1756 words
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My Hero: My Mother - The one person that I could never live without, the reason I am standing till this day, is my mother. My mother is who I thank and admire most of all. Without her dedication and hard work, I would be in the squatters of the Philippines, stuck in a place where it is a very difficult place to make a good enough living or even make enough money to keep the bread on the table for your family. Her main goal and dream was to pass the NCLEX exam, it would permit her to go to America. That would allow her to make a better living and life for herself and to get a job, in order to send back money needed for her family....   [tags: heroes, mother,] 494 words
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Memoir of My Mother - It seemed like a normal day when I entered Mrs. A’s AP Language and Composition class, but little did I know that she was going to assign a very important project that was going to take forever. I took my seat and wrote down what was on the board. Then I sat patiently and waited for Mrs. A to come explain what we were doing today. When the tardy bell rang, Mrs. A glided into the room and gave us all a stack of papers. She then proceeded to discuss our upcoming assignment, a memoir. As she explained the very important assignment, I wondered whom I would write about....   [tags: biography, mother,] 1541 words
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Mother Teresa: An Example of Servant Leadership - Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” By comparison, the servant-leader shares power puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible (Northouse, 2013). One person I feel is a great example of a servant leader is mother Teresa. Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born August 26, 1910 in what is today Skopje, Macedonia....   [tags: Mother Teresa]
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Pro- Abortion and the Rights of the Mother - ... Bringing a baby with life threatening or severe problems to full term is too much for some families to handle. The right to an abortion gives the parents an option to make the decision that would best fit their family. Adults should not be punished for having sexual intercourse because contraceptives are not always available. (Procon.org) Keeping abortion legal is keeping abortion safe. Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures.(Prochoice.org) 97% of women who had an abortion before 13 weeks reported not having any complications.(p.78OpposingViewpoints)Countries that are keeping abortion legal are ensuring the safety of women with unwanted pregnancies....   [tags: mother, abortion, interest, baby]
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Grendel's Mother: Monster or Not? - In the poem “Beowulf,” Grendel’s mother, a monstrous creature, is one of the three antagonists Beowulf, the main character, fights against. The battle against Grendel’s mother appears to be the strangest of the three battles. The main reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the mother of the monster Grendel, who was killed by Beowulf in the first battle. Another reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the only female-type creature. An alternative reason for this strangeness in the battle is due to the fact that Grendel’s mother is not a true monster, aside from her physical form....   [tags: strange, kinship, kill, mother] 1579 words
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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan - Despite growing up amidst a language deemed as “broken” and “fractured”, Amy Tan’s love for language allowed her to embrace the variations of English that surrounded her. In her short essay “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the internal conflict she had with the English learned from her mother to that of the English in her education. Sharing her experiences as an adolescent posing to be her mother for respect, Tan develops a frustration at the difficulty of not being taken seriously due to one’s inability to speak the way society expects....   [tags: Mother Tongue Essays] 829 words
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Mother's Milk Unlocks Magic - ... With that thought in mind some may see this advertisement and laugh out loud finding it quite hysterical like I did, while others find its humor to revealing. Therefore, we have all heard, just because something is considered funny or natural to some, doesn’t make it is funny and natural to everyone. While some people may see the humor in this ad, it may have others saying it as too fleshy because In the photo all that’s seen is a faceless woman, with her breast hanging out for the world to see....   [tags: breastfeeding, mother, nursing] 1105 words
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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks - Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks] 429 words
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Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society - Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society It would be unfair to judge Mother Courage based on a surface level glimpse of her actions; for though she repeatedly chooses her business over her children, it is only to survive in the capitalistic and war-impoverished society that they live in. Entangled in the dialectical relationship of being both a mother and a capitalist, Courage struggles to find a way to ensure the survival and well being of her children. Rorrison makes an excellent point in his statement, “Brecht intended her to be an object lesson in misplaced energy”; he is, of course, referring to her habit of choosing her business over her family....   [tags: mother courage, reform to society]
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The Depths of Night Mother by Marsha Norman - “‘Night Mother”, by Marsha Norman, is a play that dives into the struggles of a mother and daughter. First performed in 1983, the play became a major success both in Broadway, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was first performed as a play. (Spencer, pg. 1) Jessie is a middle aged woman, who is divorced, moved back in with her mother, and struggles with, what she believes, is a failed life. Thelma, Jessie’s mother, realizes that Jessie wants to commit suicide due to comments that Jessie makes....   [tags: broadway, struggles, mother, daughter]
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Marriage and Respect in "The Awakening" and "The Revolt of ‘Mother" - The novel, The Awakening, and the short story, “The Revolt of ‘Mother,’” both stories have women that are not respected by their husbands. Both of the women, Edna Pontellier and Sarah Penn, have husbands who do not respect them, but they fight back in different ways. Their battles shows the differences between these two women from an earlier and less accepting time. They are both strong willed characters. They both believe strongly enough in themselves that they will go to the extremes. Sarah moves out of her house....   [tags: Awakening, Revolt of Mother, Marriage,]
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A Mother Filled With Worries: Oppression of Women - The oppression of women in society plays a huge role in how mothers raise their young daughters for the cruel world that waits. In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, Kincaid lists multiple stereotypical roles of the “typical” women in her short text. Without question, Kincaid defines roles of women in a way that may seem sexist and put a strong limit on what women can and cannot do. Moreover, Kincaid’s piece does come to empower women and evokes various degrees of power, freedom and the control of women....   [tags: jamaica kincaid, typical women, mother] 615 words
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The Mother in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen - The most heartbreaking way to destroy a precious relationship between mothers and daughters is when each party says something insensitive and callous, as described in Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, “There are only two kinds of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind. Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!’” to which the daughter, Jing Mei, responds, “Then I wish I’d never been born. I wish I were dead. Like them” (294-295). Although the mother’s words are unkind, Jing Mei ultimately crosses the line, thus creating a fracture in their relationship that she believes will never be mended....   [tags: two kinds, mother and daughters]
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The Power of Mother Teresa’s Charismatic Leadership - Table of content Title Page(s) Introduction 3 – 4 Methodology 4 – 5 Analysis and Discussion Likeableness 5 – 6 Relation to Status Quo 6 – 7 Future Goals 7 – 8 Articulation 8 – 9 Behavior 9 – 10 Influence 10 – 11 Conclusion 11 – 12 References 13 – 14 Introduction Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu or as we know her as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje in 1910 (The Vatican, n.d.)....   [tags: Mother Teresa Essays]
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The Good Mother – A Passive Life - The Good Mother – A Passive Life   "We live in a world...where the decisive deed may invite the holocaust." --John Updike An interesting question that emerges while reading The Good Mother is: Why did Anna let it happen. Of course, this question must be included among many others, most of which elicit ambiguous answers: What really happened. Was there fault to be assigned. If so, who was at fault. What is a good mother. Can a woman be a good lover and a good mother. Where must sexual boundaries be drawn between children and couples in a household....   [tags: Good Mother] 1365 words
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The Everlasting Bond between a Mother and a Daughter - ... Sophia always impressed anyone that heard her play the violin. Yet again, Chua was not surprised because she knew all along that her daughter had the ability and potential to exceed in the performing arts. In The Joy Luck Club, Waverly Jong is having a hard time telling her mother that she is going to marry a man named Rich. This is because Waverly believes that her mother does not think anyone is good for anything. After pondering and worrying, Waverly realizes that she must tell her mother that she is getting married....   [tags: The Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother, Amy Chua] 1151 words
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The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua - “She’s a Monster” or “Tiger Mother”, nicknames given to the Yale Law School professor and book writer Amy Chua. Chua was bestowed these nicknames in response to the strict disciple that she applies on her children. Her book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, gained the attention of the public due to the outrageous stories written inside. These stories in her book caused quite a commotion due to her unorthodox ways in raising her children. In the book,Chua listed a few things that her daughters, Sophia and Louisa were not allowed to do....   [tags: monster mother, strict discipline on children] 538 words
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Analysis of a Mother´s Education and Its Effect on the Infant or Child - ... Although is a very good research, it doesn’t consider that other variables may be influencing the results. For example, it’s very common that a very poor family also have a low level of education, however they didn’t consider that the high neonatal mortality could be more due the lack of resources than to low education. It would be good analyze how poverty and education can affect child mortality separately. The second study focused on infant and child mortality in rural areas of India. It showed that lower child mortality is associated to higher schooling expenditures, higher female immunization rates, and lower poverty levels....   [tags: education, mother, child] 648 words
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The Obvious is Absent in Mother Courage - The Obvious is Absent in Mother Courage   Brecht's intentions when writing Mother Courage were to communicate his beliefs and make people aware of two major issues facing society: war and capitalism. According to Brecht, people deserve the wars they get if they subscribe to a political system that is unfair and favors a specific sector of society, namely capitalism, in which it is up to the individual to secure his own means of survival. In other words, if the system is unjust in any way, war and conflict is inevitable....   [tags: Mother Courage Essays]
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Analysis of The Revolt of Mother - Analysis of The Revolt of Mother “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary Wilkins Freeman, was a story of a woman who lived in New England around or before the author’s time. The mother, Sarah Penn, was kept out of the families decisions by the father, Adoniram Penn, until one event that lead to her taking drastic actions while her husband was gone. There are many religious symbols and actions taken by “Mother” within the story. Through the story Sarah moved from a feeling of servitude to her husband, to a feeling that she was in servitude to the Lords will and this led her, in the end, to hold power over her husband....   [tags: Analysis of The Revolt of Mother] 1141 words
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The Anarchist Journal, Mother Earth - "This version of Mother Earth was an anarchist periodical aimed at bringing up progressive issues, and discuss these. It was in circulation among people in the radical community in the United States from 1933 - 1934." -- Wikipedia Repeatedly in history, conceptions of nature have served as ideological justifications for political theory. The most obvious example is the Hobbesian state of nature against which even the most oppressive government appears perfectly legitimate....   [tags: Mother Earth Essays] 3026 words
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The Purpose of Mother Night - The  Purpose of  Mother Night       Over  the years,  such world-renowned  authors as  Mark Twain and  J. D. Salinger have  shown readers how literature reflects the era in which  it is written. Another author who has   also  made   significant  contributions   to  American literature  is  Kurt  Vonnegut,  author  of  such well-known novels as Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle.        Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana  ("Kurt Vonnegut,  Jr."). Vonnegut  attended Cornell University in 1940 where he  wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun ("Chronology")....   [tags: Mother Night Essays]
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Mother Teresa's Unconditional Love - Mother Teresa’s Unconditional Love The book, One Heart Full of Love, is a combination of speeches and interviews featuring Mother Teresa given during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It’s very obvious to me that Mother Teresa was a very simple woman. Each of the chapters in the book covers virtually the same information. The stories discussed in her speeches were all very similar. She seemed to use the same stories but add a little different twist depending on the crowd she was addressing. I really don’t know if the “twist” was to keep the stories fresh in her mind or to appease a given congregation....   [tags: Mother Tesera Biography Charity]
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Self Concept: Sexual Abuse and Being a Mother at an Early Age - Introduction Being a mom is something you’re supposed to be when you have already lived, but I didn’t get that option. My self-concept changed when I became a “mom” to my little sister at age seven. I had to make all her meals, protect her from harm, and was an all-around mother for thought and affection. Description I was spending the weekend with my step aunt when my self-concept changed forever. My little sister was using the bathroom when I heard a cry and my step aunt and I went to see what was wrong....   [tags: sister, aunt, boyfriend, angry mother] 1055 words
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Loyalties in Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night is a novel that deals with the loyalties that humans form to each other, as well as things and places. However, Vonnegut does not address this issue by creating a cast of characters who are loyal and true to a particular person, place or thing; instead, he places the reader in a world that is seemingly void of all sense of loyalty and trustworthiness. Almost every character in this novel is apparently devoid of all ability to trust, and more significantly, be trusted....   [tags: Mother Night]
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The Battle of the Sexes Continue in The Revolt Of Mother - The Battle of the Sexes Continue in The Revolt Of Mother     "Unsolicited opportunities are the guide-posts of the Lord to the new roads of life." This quote from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's "The Revolt Of 'Mother"' exemplifies the independent and rebellious spirit of the main character, Sarah Penn. Because Sarah Penn's behavior is unorthodox for a woman of the nineteenth century, the author constantly compared her to similar historical figures.         When Mrs. Penn is baking her husband's favorite mince pies, we become aware of the first historical relationship....   [tags: Revolt Of Mother Essays]
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Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue - Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue A good portion of Americans today speak English as their first language. However, what makes us different is that it is rare to find two people that speak the exact same English. This is the argument Amy Tan makes in her story “Mother Tongue”. A first-generation Asian American, Tan emigrated from China to Oakland, California, where she became a famous writer. She shares her personal story of the English she speaks, and how much the people you are around can change the way you converse....   [tags: Amy Tan Mother Tongue] 631 words
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Grendel's Mother's Attack - Grendel's Mother's Attack In Beowulf, we see a number of elements throughout the poem. First, we see a pagan warrior society. In this society the relationship between a king and his thanes is key. It is a symbiotic relationship in which the thanes defend the king and his land and fight his wars. In return, the king provides for his men. He offers them such items as mailcoats, swords, helmets, gold rings, mead, beer, shelter and companionship. This society also places great value on kinship. If one's kin is killed, it is the remaining relative's duty to make the killer pay for the death, either with his own life or the payment of wergild (the "man price")....   [tags: Beowulf Grendel Mother Essays] 744 words
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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue - Amy Tan's Mother Tongue The Essay written by Amy Tan titled 'Mother Tongue' concludes with her saying, 'I knew I had succeeded where I counted when my mother finished my book and gave her understandable verdict' (39). The essay focuses on the prejudices of Amy and her mother. All her life, Amy's mother has been looked down upon due to the fact that she did not speak proper English. Amy defends her mother's 'Broken' English by the fact that she is Chinese and that the 'Simple' English spoken in her family 'Has become a language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk' (36)....   [tags: English Language Amy Tan Mother Essays]
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Abandonment in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother - Abandonment in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother Xuela, the protagonist of Jamaica Kincaid's novel, The Autobiography of My Mother , comments, "I felt I did not want to belong to anyone, that since the one person I would have consented to own me had never lived to do so, I did not want anyone to belong to me" (112). The outward coldness of this statement is clearly observed, but it is the underlying statement Xuela is making that is truly a significant theme within the novel; Xuela's fear of abandonment....   [tags: Autobiography of My Mother Essays]
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Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Harrison Bergeron - Government vs. Individual in Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has made important contributions to the development of the 20th century American novel. His influences are felt in modern social satire, as well as nontraditional science fiction. One theme that is recurrent in his work is the common portrayal of government forces as destructive to individuals; to force characters to do evil in the name of good....   [tags: Mother Night Essays] 3657 words
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Language in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother - Use of Language in The Autobiography of My Mother    Language. It is the way words flow into sentences, which flow into paragraphs, which flow into novels. It is the ability of the author to create an intricate web of plot, emotion, symbolism, and relationships through only words. In The Autobiography of My Mother , Jamaica Kincaid uses language in a way that is very simplistic, yet highly effective. Her writing is direct and to the point. There is neither flowery wording not complex sentence structure....   [tags: Autobiography of My Mother Essays] 704 words
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Understanding Gender Roles in School-Smart and Mother-Wise - Understanding Gender Roles in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise "I had went so far I just got tired. I had got to the place where I didn't care if I learned anything or not" (59). This quote expresses quite plainly but strongly what many of the women in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise felt in regards to their educational experience. Though Lilly put the thought into words, any number of these women probably had the same feelings concerning their school-age years. This paper will focus on Chapter 5 from that book, "Storied Selves and School Mission"....   [tags: School-Smart Mother-Wise] 1545 words
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Mary Wilkins Freeman's The Revolt of Mother - Mary Wilkins Freeman's The Revolt of Mother      In Mary Wilkins Freeman’s “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” Mother is the typical woman of the late 1890s, who was brought up to be subservient to men, as was common during the era. America was a completely patriarchal society at the end of the nineteenth century. Women had always been perceived as lesser beings than men; women were thought to be less intelligent, weaker, and generally less important than men. “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” was written just around the time when women started demanding their rights, strong women, like Sarah Penn....   [tags: Mary Wilkins Freeman Revolt Mother Essays] 1020 words
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Analysis of The Revolt of ‘Mother by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman - Analysis of The Revolt of ‘Mother by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman This work will treat about the short story "The Revolt of Mother", written by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman and it will be based on the feminist criticism. By this criticism, this short story from Freeman is a kind of innovation in literature made by women. Feminist Criticism has been developed with the rising of the feminist movement in sixties, and particularly in literature, since the publication, in the United States, of the doctoral thesis "Sexual Politics" by Kate Millet, in 1970....   [tags: Literature Analysis Revolt Mother Freeman] 1544 words
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Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue - Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue The purpose of Amy Tan’s essay, “Mother Tongue,” is to show how challenging it can be if an individual is raised by a parent who speaks “limited English” (36) as Tan’s mother does, partially because it can result in people being judged poorly by others. As Tan’s primary care giver, her mother was a significant part of her childhood, and she has a strong influence over Tan’s writing style. Being raised by her mother taught her that one’s perception of the world is heavily based upon the language spoken at home....   [tags: Amy Tan A Mother’s Tongue] 979 words
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The Mother and Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club - Mother and Daughter Struggle in The Joy Luck Club      The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, illustrates what life is like for many foreigners in America who are trying to give their child the opportunities they most likely did not have themselves as children.  The story touches on a very common struggle in America, that between mother and daughter, in which the daughter never feels good enough for her mother.  Also present is the struggle Jing-Mei has with herself.             Jing-Mei's mother has her mind set on making her daughter a prodigy of some kind.  She constantly presses Jing-Mei to do better and be better at whatever activity she participates, but why is she doing this?  There are a...   [tags: Mother Daughter Relationships]
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Mother-Daughter Conflict in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club -     We live in a mobile and global world with the development of the technology. Still America continues to be the symbol of the land of freedom and of opportunity. Arriving to America, the Chinese immigrants who come from a traditional, structured, old world struggle to find a balance in a modern and dynamic new world. In order to realize the American dream, the first generation of immigrants have to learn the language, acquire education, and assimilate into the dominant culture. They courageously leave the past behind except what they carry in their memory....   [tags: Mother Daughter Relationships]
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Destiny as a Fictive Device in Cat's Cradle, Mother Night, and Jailbird - The literary genius of Kurt Vonnegut is evidenced by his ability to weave a story from the most mundane of characters and circumstances into an intricate web of possibilities for his stories by using literary tools such as cause and effect, congruence and destiny. Here we will examine Vonnegut's use of one of these literary tools, destiny as a fictive device, which serves to propel the three following books: Cat's Cradle, Mother Night, and Jailbird. Kurt Vonnegut is a master of fictive devices because he uses them to construct an intricate web of possibilities for his stories to proceed on....   [tags: Mother Night Essays]
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Xuela’s Character in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother -  Many critics of The Autobiography of my Mother have remarked on the unrealistic facets of Xuela's extremist character. Her lack of remorse, her emotional detachment, her love of the dirty and "impure," and her consuming need for total control over everyone and everything around her give her an almost mythic quality. A more well-rounded, humanistic character would have doubts and failings that Xuela does not seem to possess. In light of Xuela's deep-seated resentment of authority, stubborn love of the degraded and unacceptable, intense rejection of the ìmaster-slaveî relationship, and--most pointedly--her hatred of the British and British culture, many critics have embraced the idea that Xue...   [tags: Autobiography of My Mother Essays] 953 words
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The Use of Imagery in Refugee Mother and Child by Chinua Achebe - Refugee Mother and Child is a poem that seems to be written to arouse response from the reader. The pitiful image of a mother holding the corpse of her son is not only sourcing empathy from the reader but also helps the reader reflect on their own fortunate lives. In fact, Chinua Achebe is a leading writer for African causes, especially for the injustices in the world. The first stanza seems to be written as an introduction to the following stanza. The poet begins by allowing the reader to visualize the – “Picture of a mother’s tenderness for a son she soon would have to forget.” This immediately conveys the theme of ‘death of a child’ and also helps set the ‘sorrowful’ mood of the poem....   [tags: Refugee Mother and Child Chinua Achebe Essays] 847 words
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Mother-daughter Relationships - The relationship between parents and their children is one of the most basic human interactions. Mothers and daughters provide both physical and emotional care for their young sons and daughters. In the process, parents will instill children with family values and goals, while teaching them the accepted norms and values of society. This is done in hope that parents will one day see their own children become mature adults, with their own goals and purposes in life.      Mother-daughter relationships can be complex, but also filled with compassion and love....   [tags: Mother-Daughter Relationships]
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The Use of Fairy Tales in Sanders-Brahms' Film Germany Pale Mother - The Use of Fairy Tales in Sanders-Brahms' Film Germany Pale Mother Perhaps one of the most haunting and compelling parts of Sanders-Brahms’ film Germany Pale Mother (1979) is the nearly twenty minute long telling of The Robber Bridegroom. The structual purpose of the sequence is a bridge between the marriage of Lene and Hans, who battles at the war’s front, and the decline of the marriage during the post-war period. Symbolically the fairy tale, called the “mad monstrosity in the middle of the film,” by Sanders Brahms (Kaes, 149), offers a diagetic forum for with which to deal with the crimes of Nazi Germany, as well a internally fictional parallel of Lene’s marriage....   [tags: Germany Pale Mother Movies Essays]
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A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Poem Digging and The song of the old mother, by William Butler Yeats - I have looked at the poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney. The poem is about the poet digging into his past and appears to be a modest poem. The "nicking and slicing neatly" that Heaney says in his poem can also apply to the crafting of a poem. Heaney seems unhappy and distanced from his farming family roots however he shows a good amount of admiration for farming men. Heaney shows the skill and dignity of labour. The expertise is rather admired than the strength and the technique is very precisely explained....   [tags: Digging, The song of the old mother] 1328 words
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Subject of Family in Lessing’s Flight, Hughes’ Mother to Son, Kincaid's Girl and Adrienne Rich's Po - Subject of Family in Lessing’s Flight, Hughes’ Mother to Son, Kincaid's Girl and Adrienne Rich's Poem, Merced Family as defined by Webster’s College Dictionary can be one of many different people. Family can be your parents, spouse, children, brother, sister, grandmother, uncle, any blood relative, or even people who are not blood related that share that common bond (Webster 475). My definition of family is similar to Webster’s, but I feel that there is more to it than just being a blood relative or close friend....   [tags: Hughes Mother to Son Essays] 1645 words
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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Coming Into Language - Amy Tan's Mother Tongue and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Coming Into Language In the course of reading two separate texts it is generally possible to connect the two readings even if they do not necessarily seem to be trying to convey the same message. The two articles, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, and “Coming Into Language” by Jimmy Santiago Baca, do have some very notable similarities. They are two articles from a section in a compilation about the construction of language. The fact that these two articles were put into this section makes it obvious that they will have some sort of connection....   [tags: Tan Baca Mother Tongue Language Essays] 1017 words
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The Mother Series: Mother 2 and 3 - The Mother series is a trilogy of rpgs, or role playing games, with very funny and quirky humor. They were created by Japanese celebrity Shigesato Itoi in 1989, 1995, and 2006, and they quickly became a cult classic in the U.S. The 1st and 3rd games were never released in America even though Mother 2 developed a massively devoted following. Some fans were so devoted that they spent two years on a translation patch, so every could enjoy the game in English. Some were disappointed by how different from Mother 2 it was, but others were just happy to at last be playing it....   [tags: role playing games] 514 words
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The Effect of a Mother - The Effect of a Mother “A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security” (Vimala McClure). Mothers play an important roll in a child’s life; shaping how a child will view things in the world, their religious beliefs, he way how they set up their values in life and etc. Every individual life is shaped by personal relationships they have with others. Toni Morrison’s Sula, tells the story of a black community in the fictional town Medallion, Ohio, where two girls grow up together, Sula and Nel, are formed by the influence of race, gender and society....   [tags: Toni Morrison's Sula]
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Mother-Daughter Relationship and Mother Figure - Edna O'Brien was born in County Clare in the 1930. As a young girl O'Brien would of been accustom to the rules of de Valera's 1937 constitution ‘which enshrined the family as the foundation of the nation and depended centrally on submissive domestic femininity.’ (Obert, Pg.284) women where not to work outside of there role as homemaker as they would then not be contributing to society in the way the constitution demanded. The mother daughter relationship is of significance in Edna O'Briens writting perhaps because of her own experiences of how the state repressed women (as mentioned above) but also religios factors and mythological....   [tags: sexuality, Ireland, feminity, women]
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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird - “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,] 1052 words
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What is a Mother? - The definition of the word “mother” according to the dictionary is “a female parent,” (“Mother,” 2011) but the way society views a mother is more. A mother isn’t simply a woman who gave birth to a child, but a woman who can raise, comfort, and care for their child. A mother’s job changes depending on what social standing they are in and what time they live in. Because of the different social classes and time periods Daisy and Ma live in, their roles as the mother in the novels The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath greatly differ in their responsibility in their family, their treatment of their children, and their family morals, with Ma outshining Daisy as a true mother....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children - Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children present two strongly defined female heroines whose actions not only adversely affect the other characters’ lives but also suggest a fundamental problem with their societies. Both playwrights establish the macroscopic view of society’s ills in the microscopic, individual characters of Hedda and Mother Courage. Both characters have an indomitable magnetism that, on the one hand, allows them to control others but, on the other, causes them to make desperate choices that reflect a repressive society....   [tags: Ibsen Gabler Brecht Mother Courage Essays] 1157 words
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A Caring Mother - [1] Tillie Olsen’s “I stand Here Ironing” centers around two main characters: Emily and her mother. While Emily’s mother appears to be neglectful and at times selfish, upon further examination of her character, voice and appeal to the reader's pathos, the mother actually holds her daughter's well being above her own. The pair endure hardship throughout the text, but the mother always does the very best she can to raise her daughter, making every decision with Emily’s best interest as the central factor....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1338 words
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A Mother's Tears - The place was quiet...as quiet as it was cold. There were no fancy lights adorning the shabby little cabin, but newspapers and used cardboards sealed the cracks and holes that plagued its wooden walls. There was no laughter of merry family members sitting around a sumptuous meal celebrating the season. But in the dark and tiny kitchen stood an empty, scratch infested table that hadn't had the company of its masters since the summer that had just passed. Just beside the kitchen, in a room barely lit by a single light bulb that hung loosely from the ceiling, were two people quietly sitting on a bed....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1899 words
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Mother of Dragons - ... She possesses a natural charisma, with a knack for impassioned rhetoric (more pathos and ethos than logos even in the best of times). A highborn and well-trained lady, Dany is as graceful as she is pointed. Her words are often neutral, innocent in tone, if not phrasing—capable of delivering threats with soft expressions. Frequently, she feigns innocence, saying “I am only a young girl” as if to disarm her enemies and further humiliate them with her quips or actions. And she is not fearless, but she is brave....   [tags: personal narrative] 950 words
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A Mother’s Timeless Dilemma in "Beloved" by Toni Morrison - Women throughout time have been forced to cope with the challenges of motherhood along with society’s expectations as to what a mother’s relationship should be with her child. Novelist, Agatha Christie said of the relationship between mother and child, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” In Beloved, Toni Morrison examines the same idea; ultimately showing that the mother’s willingness to protect her child at all costs often endangers the mother herself....   [tags: mothers, Beloved, Toni Morrison]
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Poetry Analysis: Mother to Son and Those Winter Sundays - Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family....   [tags: parenting, parents love, mothers] 1098 words
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The Influence of Religion on Mother Teresa - Religion can impact a person's life through the teachings, and the values and attitudes presented. The effect which religion can give can either be positive or negative. The effect of the Catholic religion on mother Teresa was a positive influence, an influence whichever inspired others to follow her. Agnes Gonxha, or ‘flower bud’, the translation of Gonxha, was the birth name which Mother Teresa was given by her parents. Her family took religion quite seriously, and which in turn lead Agnes to be a religious person known by many....   [tags: Importance of Religion Essays]
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The Benefits of Being a Working Mother - The question of whether or not to stay home to raise children is one of the most debated issues of motherhood. Endless studies and tests have been perfomed, thousands of surveys have been distributed, and if one were looking for a personal opinion, they would have to look no further than the nearest mother to give them a biased look at raising children. But while the traditional views of mothers as housewives remain alive and well in some areas, the modern working mother has made a successful place for herself in our society, and continues to prove herself to be both a powerful mother and business professional....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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A Brief Biography of Mother Teresa - Mother Teresa was one of the most renowned humanitarians of her time. She dedicated her life to other people never to herself. She had many missions throughout her lifetime and was well known throughout the world. Mother Teresa was a kind-hearted woman whose quest was to make this world a better place. Mother Teresa’s birthcity was Skopje in Macedonia and she was born on August 26, 1910. On August 27 1910 she was baptized by the name of Agnes Gonxha Bojazhiu, a name given by her parents (Mother Teresa, Biography [1])....   [tags: renowned humanitarians of the XX century]
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The Cause and Effects of Surrogate Mother - The main causes of women choose to be surrogate mothers are poverty and kind human being, and its result in physical and mental effects to the surrogate mother. II. Surrogacy is often done or committed is because of poverty. A. Effects of poverty 1. Hunger 2. Sickness B. Surrogacy is becoming a growing business. 1. Earn more money in order to overcome their hardship III. Surrogacy is being done by people. A. Help relative that could not reproduce offspring 1. Strengthen the bonds between family members B. Surrogate mother will feel delighted and happy after giving birth successfully 1. Bring a new life to this world 2. Emotional affected by original parents 3. Feel proud for doing somethi...   [tags: surrogacy, poverty, hunger, pregnancy]
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What is it like to be a ‘Mother Figure’? - The play “Mother figure” is a contemporary play written in the 1960’s about what it’s like to be a mother. In the 1950’s women were valued only as a stay at home mother, their life was dedicated to the children until the 1960’s when people started to question if that is what mothers should be doing. Ayckbourn explores political issues about mothers in a comical way; he exaggerates the mother of the play, Lucy, to give a hidden message about the political views. He expresses his views that women shouldn’t just be for looking after the children but they should have their own lives....   [tags: Play Analysis, synopsis] 1471 words
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A Brief History of Mother Teresa - “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” (“Words by Mother Teresa”). Today, many people know Mother Teresa as an activist in the Catholic religion but to others she is much more than that. Mother Teresa spent her whole life trying to make a difference in any way, shape or form that she possibly could. She dedicated her life to others because she believed everyone is equal no matter how rich or poor one may be....   [tags: Nobel peace prize winners]
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The Influence of Religion on Mother Teresa - A person’s life can be influenced through various aspects of religion, whether it be certain beliefs and traditions or certain people throughout that person’s life. Mother Teresa, born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in Albania, had many influences through Christianity within her life and lived as a person of religion. At an early age, Agnes received a calling from God to help people, which then led to her leaving her home at the age of 18 and joining the Sisters of Loreto. Mother Teresa found meaning through her vocation and was influenced by many beliefs and teachings of the Church such as, the option for the poor and vulnerable, life and dignity of the human person and the tw...   [tags: sisters of loreto, religion, catholic church]
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Relationship: Mother and Children in Literature - Relationship: Mother and children In this world, there is a lot of relation exist, and relation basically depend on love, affection, care, respect, trust etc. Relation often lie between two or more people who have enough faith on each other; such as, relation between friend, relation between teacher, relation between classmates and such more, yet the best relationship is the relation between mother and children. It is because mother is the door for the children to enter this world. Therefore, it is the duty for children to appreciate their mother about things that she has done for them; and at the same time the mother can also raise their children with respect....   [tags: A Brief Life of Oscar Wao, Thw Wizard of Oz]
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Mean Mother with a Hurt Daughter - Some mothers cannot be all that you want her to be, but she is a mother. Being the only daughter with four brothers of the family with a mean mother was a tough life. Teenage life was the hardest tough love having to hear her criticism tone of voice and what she has to say next from her cup full of emotions. She would not give any female support on problems when support was needed. Sometimes it is rare to see her happy, but mainly she gives out her stress, anxiety, and anger like whose fault would that be if it was not hers....   [tags: Parenting]
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Mother Teresa: The Saint of Calcutta - ... The Government ACt of 1935 and Constituent Assembly Debates from 1947 to 1950, added a dimension to the ideas about the environment. The assembly debates focused on which of the two governments would administer to what areas of economy and society. The federal government really favored the management of land and other aspects of of human development and only some areas considered central admission. Today, the effects in history since independence can be seen (Environment, Law, and Democracy in India 1,2)....   [tags: smile, saint, teaching, fame, charity] 2232 words
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'Mother to Son' by Langston Huges - Growing up and being raised by his grandmother, Langston Hughes drew from her wisdom and life struggles. His mother had moved from place to place as she tried to raise her son and maybe could not support him with the little money she may have received. His father had left after one year of marriage to his mother. His mother allowed her mother to raise him and help provide for his needs. In the poem, “Mother to Son”, this conversation may have occurred on one of her visits. He may have been at a low point in his life where people were telling him not to pursuit becoming a poet....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 511 words
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Social Media is Not the Mother of Narcissism - Here’s a question, how often do you check your social media profile’s notification. Based on a research conducted, it is revealed that, Facebook users around the world logged into their account approximately 42,000 years of human time each day (Gutierrez, 2013). An article written by The New York Times stated that the current generations are becoming narcissistic and it is believed that social media are among the plausible factors that promotes it (Quenqua, 2013). However, how true can this statement be....   [tags: Social Networking Sites, Personality]
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The Teen Mother Stigma in Education - In making decisions about how to educate children, the way we see young adults and what we come to believe about them has a major influence on the curricular and educational choices we make for them. This paper builds on an earlier analysis of how the term ‘teen mother’ is discursively used to mark girls as ‘other’ by examining the effects of the discourse on curriculum decisions and social policy, namely the separation of pregnant and mothering teens into alternative and/or supplemental programs....   [tags: teen pregnancy, ] 1259 words
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The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement - Representative Conyers once boasted, ‘“Rosa was a true giant of the civil rights movement. . . Her bravery, fortitude and perseverance in the face of discrimination served as the very touchstone of the civil rights movement”’ (Boyd, 2005 p. 43). Rosa Parks grew up during a time when the color of a person’s skin defined who they were and how they were treated. Parks had no intention of becoming the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was just an ordinary, common, every-day seamstress (Boyd, 2005 p....   [tags: rosa parks, civil rights, equal protection]
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - “In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70% of the Western mothers said either that ‘stressing academic success is not good for children’ or that ‘parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun.’ By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way. Instead, the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be ‘the best’ students, that ‘academic achievement reflects successful parenting,’ and that if children did not excel at school then there was ‘a problem’ and parents ‘were not doing their job.’ … Chinese parents spend approximately ten times as long every day drilling academic activities wit...   [tags: Academic Success, Children]
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The Birth of a New Mother - It was the Spring of 1992 when I first became a father. I had met the love of my life, who was holding in her arms a little girl who weighed ten pounds. I didn’t bring this little girl to life, but I took her in as my own, I became her father by choice. It is not easy to call yourself a father, it is more than just a title. Since I decided to father this precious little girl the priorities in my life had to change. A year later my wife gave birth to another little girl who weighed seven pounds and nine ounces....   [tags: personal story and reflections] 1135 words
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The Mother Tongue by Demetria Martinez - Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue is divided into five sections and an epilogue. The first three parts of the text present Mary/ María’s, the narrator, recollection of the time when she was nineteen and met José Luis, a refuge from El Salvador, for the first time. The forth and fifth parts, chronologically, go back to her tragic experience when she was seven years old and then her trip to El Salvador with her son, the fruit of her romance with José Luis, twenty years after she met José Luis. And finally the epilogue consists a letter from José Luis to Mary/ María after her trip to El Salvador....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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