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White People's Perceptions on Divorce - White People's Perceptions on Divorce "White people's perceptions on divorce differ from those of Asian origin." From living in a multi- cultural community it has become apparent to me through my experiences that divorce has become more socially acceptable amongst white people then Asian people. I want to test and explore possible reasons behind these evident changes in attitudes. I would also like to investigate the impact factors like secularisation and legislation have had on Asian perceptions of divorce....   [tags: Papers] 1106 words
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The American Dream, for White People Only - A white picket fence, a brand new car, children running to school, and a stellar job; —these are just a few elements of the American dream which became a reality for many white working class families after World War Two. With the economy beginning to flourish, white Americans began to pick the fruits of their affluent society. However, with racism still alive and laws allowing segregation still in play, poverty was still a reality for many African American families. While the white working class flourished in the suburbs, African Americans were pocketed inside the city....   [tags: WWII. economy, segregation] 753 words
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How Are White People Brainwashed by White People? Explained From Nathan Hare’s Brainwashing a Black Men’s Mind - ... Larrick also points out that across the country 6,340,000 million non white children are learning to read and understand the American way of life in books which either omit them entirely or scarcely mention them in it (63), and of the 5.206 children's book, only 394 included one or more blacks, which was an average of 6.7 per cent (64). Children’s books will not contain a black hero/heroine because in the books, being depicted as a slave or a servant, or better yet to some white viewers, not even mentioning about the black people....   [tags: racial, discrimination, books]
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Perspectives on Unplanned Pregnancies: Hills Like White Elephants, and Good People - In Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” and Wallace’s “Good People,” both of the young females, Jig and Sheri, experience an unplanned pregnancy and must decide whether an abortion is the right choice. While the former story employs dialogue to depict the relationship of an adventurous, carefree couple in the 1920s, the latter uses third person limited point of view to show a faithful young couple whose religion is their source of morality. Thus, Wallace digs much deeper since both religion and love are a factor in Sheri’s ultimate decision....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Countee Cullen, The Most Representative Voice of The Harmlen Renaissance - ... Dubois that lived in france. In 1930 he divorced his wife and started to focus more on his writing career. (Lawlor 2-3). In 1936, he was known as the voice of the Harlem Ressidance. “In to john keats poet, at spring time” Cullen describes excitement he feels as he witness the arrival of spring; Cullen pays tribute to john keats, the immortal poet whose writings reveal an extraordinary sensitivity power to awaken the earth and the human spirit. In ‘Yet do I marvel” Cullen explores the problem of justifying the ways of god to human kind....   [tags: african americans, white people]
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Whiteness as a Field of Study - Captain Ahab’s eulogy of whiteness shows that the word “white” implies more than a chromatic description. “White” is an untenable perfection that has haunted the American psyche since colonial times. The idea of “white spiritual superiority” can only be enforced by a terrorist politico-legal system, based on brutalizing the non-whites and creating a national fantasy. A national fantasy defined by Lauren Berlant as the means “to designate how national culture becomes local through the images, narratives, monuments, and sites that circulate through personal/collective consciousness.” As Captain Ahab disregards all his craft’s safety rules on his mad search of the white whale, the American pol...   [tags: History of White People]
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Binaries and Identities in Amiri Baraka's Dutchman - In Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, the binary between black and white people embeds itself into the characters on the subway. Lula, who incorporates her image with control and deception through her white skin, represents one significant driving force. Clay, who faces manipulation from the oppressive white presence of Lula and the others on the train, has to step up and become an opposing force. Throughout these characters transformations from individuals to powers, they express a combination of double consciousness and self-consciousness to reveal their true identities....   [tags: Play Analysis, Binary, Black and White people]
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Black and White People's Contrasting Ideas About Wealth and Happiness Depicted in the Poem Nikki-Rosa - In the poem “Nikki-Rosa” by Nikki Giovanni, the poet communicates through her childhood memories her belief that white people and black people have fundamentally different ideas about wealth and happiness. Along with her words, she uses structure, tone and imagery to convey her belief that white people and black people see their personal life-experiences differently. Wealth for black people is love, family, and togetherness, not tangible items. A sense of community and acceptance of one another are more valuable than having even a private toilet....   [tags: Nikki-Rosa, poetry] 697 words
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Malcolm X - Changes in Malcolm’s Perspective of White People - Malcolm X - Changes in Malcolm’s Perspective of White People Malcolm X was one of the primary religious leaders and reformers of the 1960, where he fought for and ultimately gave his life for racial equality in the United States. His father was a reverend who believed in self-determination and worked for the unity of black people. Throughout Malcolm’s life he was treated horribly by white people, hence shaping his misconceptions of all white people and developing his strong belief in black separatism....   [tags: Nation of Islam Muslim Race] 733 words
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White People's Unwillingness to Recognize African Americans as Real People During the Reconstruction Era - After the four long, blood-stained years of the American Civil War, the Reconstruction Era commenced into full force. However, many unresolved issues still lingered in the air, such as how the Southern States would be readmitted into the Union, and how the African Americans would be accepted into society as freedmen. Regarding the latter concern, most whites in the South, and even the North, were reluctant to recognize African Americans as real people, and still stubbornly held on to their pre-emancipation ways of living....   [tags: racism, black codes, power]
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Two Woman, Two Different Decsions in Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Good People” by David Foster Wallace - Two Woman, Different Decisions We all have expectations, something that we expect as a result of something we did, but what about the unexpected something that we did but never fathomed the consequences. We often times call the unexpected a “curve ball” and that’s exactly what happened to the couples in the short essays “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Good People” by David Foster Wallace, they were thrown a curve ball. The couples in the short stories have extremely hard decisions to make....   [tags: baby, abortion, support ]
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First White Settlers in Canada - Through the narration of white settler society construct, that is, the notion that Canada is a nation founded by the French and British, only certain interests are taken into account. Daiva Stasiulus and Radha Jhappan’s article “The Fractious Politics of a Settler Society in Canada,” demonstrate how this construct is problematic in Canada’s nation building process. Ultimately, both Stasiulus and Jhappan demonstrate how white settler society construct has been a main cause of social inequality and lack of diversity both historically and presently in Canada....   [tags: Aboriginal people in Canada] 1313 words
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The Conflict Theory and Racism: Class Interest and White Skin Interest - As human beings, each person might consider himself as unique because we have certain common yet very distinctive structures in our anatomy. The human physiology and basic anatomy are unchanging for all people. However, there are differences in color of the skin, appearance, adaptability, physical viability and many other factors. From generation to generation there is a transformation that shapes and changes all of our traits, and some of the characteristics are greatly influenced by variations in geography and also the environment....   [tags: black people, indians, societal problems] 1452 words
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The Myth Of White Privilege - Many white Americans are living with the fear that they didn't really deserve their success, and that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it, than brains and hard work. There are numerous reasons for the widespread discrimination at all levels, but the main reason for the existence of discrimination is a privilege to certain groups of people, and widespread social prejudice towards certain groups of people. Differences between people have always existed, but they gain in importance only when are different importance given to certain differences, so it creates privileges....   [tags: White Privilege, Reality or Myth?] 1845 words
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Understanding White Privilege - Privilege, a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others, is a term most people learn at a very young age. Privilege is thought of as something that one earns, not something that is just a given in everyday life. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and mostly unacknowledged, yet practiced regularly. Daily life consists of multiple “privileges” that are unrecognized because they are such the norm of society that we no longer even realize that these “privileges” exist....   [tags: White Advantages]
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Stereotypes of White Males - When people hear the word stereotype, they usually think of black people, Mexicans, Native Americans, women, and other races. Most people do not think there could be a stereotype against white males. People usually think that it would be the white male that would stereotype other races and not be stereotyped themselves. The truth is that white males get stereotyped just as much, if not more, as other races. White males have been categorized as hateful, major racists, skinheads, and over-privileged....   [tags: stereotypes, white males, ] 480 words
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Race and Poverty: The Power of White Privilege - ... Like Wise was explaining having that one thing to sweat in society what can determine whether one will be successful or not. If you are a white student who struggles in school it becomes a big deal and help is immediately needed to take care of the problem because you are said to have that potential no matter your class. But if you are an African American male it is different. In order to be talked about in those upper echelon students you have to perform exceptionally well and sometimes even better than those around you or at the top....   [tags: society, discrimination, black, white] 698 words
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The Age of White Guilt by Shelby Steele - The Real Fault INTRODUCTION: “On his show Monday night, Sean Hannity spoke with Ann Coulter about the racism and the narrative she said the media is pushing in order to avoid discussing difficult issues. Everyone would be better off without “white guilt,” Coulter argued — decrying that all liberals want to talk about is racism.Rattling off a list of foreign policy concerns, Hannity noted that Democrats aren’t talking about any of those issues, “because all they can do is accuse Republicans of racism.” We’ve gotten to a point where everything is deemed racist, he and Coulter agreed....   [tags: white guilt, republicans, racism]
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Othello by William Shakespeare: The Collapse of a Civilized Savage to a White Savage - ... There is an invisible race boundary that exists and Othello is breaking it by being with a white woman. He is stealing a white woman that should belong to a white man. Rodrigo wanting to get his hands on Desdemona is infuriated by this and thus is willing to do what ever Iago tells him to do. When Iago goes to Brabantio, in order to aware him that his daughter Desdemona has left his house and gone to sleep with Othello he proclaims: Even now, now, very now, an old black ram Is tupping your white ewe....   [tags: race, non-westernized people] 1062 words
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White Racial Identity - Prior to beginning my readings on white racial identity, I did not pay much attention to my white race. If someone had asked me to describe my appearance I would have said short blond hair, blue eyes, average stature, etc. One of the last things I would have noted was the color of my skin. Growing up in overwhelmingly white communities, I never thought to use the color of my skin to differentiate myself from others. Over the course of this dialogue I have learned that my white racial identity is one of the most defining aspects of my appearance in this society....   [tags: Implicit Racism, White Privilege]
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E.B. White’s essays - In E.B. White’s essays, “Once More to the Lake “and ‘The Ring of Time”, the author demonstrates two different interpretations of time and how it is used to symbolize meaning to each piece. “Once More to the Lake” is an essay that is derived mostly from White’s personal experience while “The Ring of Time” is mostly examining a teenage girl performing at the circus, in the eyes of someone else. Both of these articles give the reader insight of how the author uses the theme of time to show different aspects to the storyline....   [tags: Literary Analysis, White, Comparative] 1484 words
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The Jewish Assimilation to White Culture & Rape Culture - The unit we covered in the book and in class the past few weeks was one of the most interesting to me. Some of the topics we covered I was very familiar with, and others I have never given much thought to. The first area I focused on in this paper is the transition that Jewish people had from a minority, to being white, which I have not given much thought. The second was the idea of white privilege, and its implications. The third is rape culture, and how we can possibly combat it. Both of these topics I am more aware of, and has been things that have interested me for some time....   [tags: White Privileges, U.S. Society]
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Color Blindness in The White Boy Shuffle, by Paul Beatty - Generally speaking, “color blindness” is understood to be the best way to engage racial problem. This concept is revealed and discussed in Paul Beatty’s novel, "The White Boy Shuffle". The novel portrays a young African American Gunnar’s life story that mainly focuses on his experiences and identities in different places. In the part of Gunnar’s childhood life in Santa Monica when mostly surrounded by white individuals, he is continuously indoctrinated with the idea of “color blindness” which is widely advocated by people in this community in order to alleviate racism....   [tags: The White Boy Shuffle Essays]
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The Savior Traitors: The White Rose Gang - The Savior Traitors Let’s think of this situation, suppose that a person live in a country that just got into war, but they found out that the war started because their country is trying to kill off a race of people. What would they do, would they stand there and do nothing. Would he or she try to fight your government in politics or physically. Or take down the government from the inside by influencing the people to see what was really going on. That last one my friend is what happened in Germany in 1942 during WWII with a little Gang, not a big or strong one....   [tags: Germany, World War II, White Rose Gang]
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To Dance with the White Dog - To Dance with the White Dog   One Work Cited    Terry Kay writes a stirring novel called To Dance with the White Dog.  In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Sam Peek, loses his wife, Cora Peek, to a heart attack.  Soon after, Sam begins to see a mysterious white dog that hides from everyone, including his children. Kay never reveals if White Dog is in fact real or simply a figment of Sam Peek's imagination, but several plot elements lead a reader to believe that White Dog is in fact a real animal[b1]....   [tags: White Dog Essays] 563 words
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The Works of E. B. White - Like all other authors, E. B. White’s work was critically analyzed throughout his career. Most would give bad feedback, but everyone loved him and his writing. He had such a unique style of writing that made him popular for all ages. His books ranged from children books all the way to humor and knowledge about the styles of writing for adults. His ability to open up readers’ imaginations draws them in and makes them wanting more. With that, E. B. White is still considered one of the most-loved and best selling authors in history today....   [tags: E.B. White]
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Health and Wellbeing of Australian Indigenous People - Since 1788, when the white people first came to Australia, Australian Indigenous people have experienced systematically debases Indigenous culture and people. Due to that reason Indigenous people have profound effects on health and emotional wellbeing (Dudgeon 2010, p. 38). As per Parker (2010, p. 5) Diabetes, renal failure, cardiovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease figure prominently in Aboriginal and Torrens state Islander health issues. As mentioned above there are so many factors included social and emotional issues affecting Aboriginal and Torrens state Islander health....   [tags: People, Renal Failure, Cardiovascular Disease]
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Themes in White Noise by Don DeLillo - White Noise “The world…is crowded, not necessarily with occupants and not at all with memorable experiences, but with happenings; it is a ceaseless flow of seductive trivialities which invoke neither reflection, nor choice but instant participation.” (Oakeshott) The idea of the lacking of realness is one of the major themes carried out throughout the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo, especially through the device of the television. “For most people there are only two places in the world. Where they live and their TV set....   [tags: White Noise Don DeLillo] 2251 words
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Theme of Death in White Noise - White Noise Death is probably the most feared word in the English language. Its undesired uncertainty threatens society’s desire to believe that life never ends. Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise tells the bizarre story of how Jack Gladney and his family illustrate the postmodern ideas of religion, death, and popular culture. The theme of death’s influence over the character mentality, consumer lifestyle, and media manipulation is used often throughout DeLillo’s story.      Perhaps, the character most responsive to death is Jack Gladney....   [tags: White Noise Don DeLillo Death Novels Essays]
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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants      Everyday people make decisions that affect their future lives. Do people make the right decisions. What makes a decision a right one. What may be right to some, may be wrong to others. There are no right or wrong decisions but those that people choose and believe to be right varying from each individual. In Hemingway's realistic story, Hills Like White Elephants, Jig attempts to make a crucial change in her life by making the right decision, but is unable to because of her weak characteristic flaws....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays] 949 words
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The Impact on People of Irish Ethnicity Living in Britain - Over the course of the past few centuries, the racialization and treatment of the Irish people in Britain has changed dramatically. This is due in part, to the paradigm surrounding the dynamic and fluctuating relationship between both nations. From the colonization, subjugation and simeonization of the Irish people, as British subjects, during the eighteenth and nineteenth century; through to the dichotomy created around the question for the British government of, what to do with the Irish?, arising from the formation of the Irish Free State and further compounded by the subsequent Irish withdrawal from the commonwealth, during the time surrounding the formation of the Irish Republic in 1949...   [tags: irish people, racialization, irish racism]
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Free Essay: Symbols and Symbolism in White Fang - Symbolism in White Fang "Classic" - a word misunderstood by many people around the world, mostly those of a younger generation. It is surprising how many people believe that the word "classic" means "old" or "boring". This is just not the case. In actual fact, the label "classic" given to books means "of the highest quality," or "of enduring interest and value." Books with this label are the best there is. Every word is carefully thought out and made interesting for the reader. Symbolism, meaning and detail are all applied effectively to keep the book an on-going page-turner....   [tags: White Fang Essays] 851 words
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White Fang - White Fang The book White Fang by Jack London starts off when two men named Henry and Bill, are traveling through the snowy, below-zero weather to deliver the corpse of Lord Alfred to Fort McGurry. It is the time of famine and Henry and Bill are low on food and only have three rounds of ammunition left. One morning when they have woken up they find out that they only have two dogs of six left. The four that were missing had been eaten by the wolves. Bill decided to stay up the next night to try to kill the wolves, with whatever ammo he had left....   [tags: White Fang Essays] 666 words
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White Teeth - I found the book White Teeth to be very interesting, it tackled a lot of issues that maybe somewhat common nowadays but approached it in a very universal way so that anyone from any background could understand it. The book touches on what it’s like for families of different cultural backgrounds to come together and live somewhere completely unlike where they are from and try to teach their children to keep their the families traditional ways of life. This task can be very hard for immigrant families of every culture....   [tags: Book Review White teeth] 953 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. While agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1044 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how Indians know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals more of both sides and has hope that white views can shift. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1011 words
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White Attitudes Towards Nature - In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White] 1061 words
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Short Story: Baldric White - It was a normal morning in New York City. People were starting to leave their apartments and getting ready for another busy Monday at work. Baldric White was walking down Columbus Avenue. He was wearing his ordinary black suit, nothing really fancy, but still classy. He was heading to work, and as always, decided to walk. He enjoys walking in this cold February weather, watching everybody go to work and continue with their busy lives. This particular morning, Baldric had gotten up early, he didn’t wanted to be late for work....   [tags: baldric white, alessandra] 1688 words
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Suspenseful Plot in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White - The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]
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White Collar Crime in America - We like every other person in this world, when we hear the word crime; we automatically get an image of a person from a low class in a bad neighborhood and coming from a troubled family. However, who knew that those who are educated and coming from a wealthy family can also pertain to the world of crime and mischief. We as human beings tend to also be judgmental, assuming that only unprivileged men have a drive to commit an offense against the law then a prosperous individual. Nevertheless, it is not our evil doing that we are regularly pushed to foresee this problem this way, especially not when it is the media, the government, and the media are the ones who painting this picture for us....   [tags: White Collar Crime, crime, USA, ] 505 words
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Great White Shark - Great white shark, white shark, white pointer, or white death The Great white shark is part of the Lamnidae family of sharks. They are warm-blooded fish that feed on things such as halibut, seals, sea lions, salmon, and tuna. They are the largest macropredatory fish. They can swim 25 mph with bursts of speed up to 35 mph. They reach maturity around 15 years old and their life span is estimated at 70 years. Sharks do not have bone which makes it difficult for scientists to determine their age. Species- Carcharodon carcharias Genus- Carcharodon The latin name means “jagged-tooth one”....   [tags: jaws, teeth, white death] 836 words
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The Themes of Abortion and Pregnancy in Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a story that takes place in Spain while a man and woman wait for a train. The story is set up as a dialogue between the two, in which the man is trying to convince the woman to do something she is hesitant in doing. Through out the story, Hemingway uses metaphors to express the characters’ opinions and feelings. Hills Like White Elephants displays the differences in the way a man and a woman view pregnancy and abortion. The woman looks at pregnancy as a beautiful aspect of life....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway]
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Environmental Degradation in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger - Introduction Aravind Adiga in his debut novel The White Tiger, which won the Britain’s esteemed Booker Prize in 2008, highlights the suffering of a subaltern protagonist in the twenty first century known as materialism era. Through his subaltern protagonist Balram Halwai, he highlights the suffering of lower class people. This novel creates two different India in one “an India of Light and an India of Darkness” (Adiga, p. 14). The first one represents the prosperous India where everyone is able to dream a healthy and comfortable life....   [tags: The White Tiger Essays]
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White Robed Racists - Lynching’s, bombing, assassinations, and shootings are a few of the many ways that a secret White supremacist group otherwise known as the Ku Klux Klan used to bring terror to the hearts of Civil Rights Activist. “White power, White pride, Worldwide” was an iconic motto for the Ku Klux Klan. Ironically, in To Kill a Mockingbird Bob Ewell seemed to follow the motto, making you wonder, was Bob Ewell a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Bob Ewell’s constant suppression of Tom Robinson led to Tom’s imprisonment and finally death (Lee)....   [tags: Ku Kux Klan, white supremacy]
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Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemmingway has a specific style of writing. Most of his short stories are terse, short, and objective. Not only does he like to use short, simple sentences, but he also repeats them over and over for effect. Hemmingway is also known being blunt. In his short story "Hills Like White Elephants," he is just the opposite. He dances around the truth and never reveals Jig’s final decision. Does Jig go through with this "simple operation"?(616)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Though "Hills Like White Elephant," by Ernest Hemingway, is mostly composed of a dialog between two people, the reader may learn a great deal about the characters and the meaning of the story indirectly through symbolism, word clues, and tone. The passage from lines 13 through 27, reveals the tarnishing of innocence, as a girl's wanting curiosity discovers the disheartening and bitter realities of life. Word clues in the passage illuminate the character of the girl enough so that the reader can understand her position in the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 502 words
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Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, uses symbolism in the choice of names, almost to the point of being ironic and humorous. These names center around the personality and demeanor of the characters. Hulga, once known as Joy, simply changed her name because it was the ugliest she could think of. Mrs. Freeman's name is ironic because she is burdened by the land that she works, so is not really free. Mrs. Hopewell?s name is also ironic, because she trys to provide hope, but is in fact empty in her talk....   [tags: Good Country People Flannery O'Connor] 707 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Communication is the key to building a strong foundation of trust between a man and woman. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” we learn about the communication breakdown, between a woman named Jig and her companion who is an American man. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. The setting of the story represents Jig and her relationship with her American companion. “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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