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The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings

- The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings              The attempt to escaping reality proves to be a timeless act in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin. The wishful Mrs. Sommers surprisingly finds herself with a sum of money unusually large for her circumstances and in her relishing and spending it reveals herself to be truly a woman of good intentions but who is weak for the intensity of the moment. Chopin has developed a character in Mrs. Sommers who plays out the fantasy of all people, rich or poor: to be someone they are not and for a day live someone else's life....   [tags: Pair Silk Stockings]

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The Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Leading in realism, Kate Chopin is an influential writer during the realism philosophical era. She is inferior in her time and age and men at the time were the more dominant figure in society, Kate Chopin changed that. In her short stories for example “The Story of an Hour”, the main character Louise Mallard’s husband dies due to a train accident. Josephine, Louise’s sister, was the one who broke the news to her. “when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the lost of “killed.””(Chopin 1) She is in such shock that it paralysis her to accept its significance, and she cried “at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”.(Ch...   [tags: Realism movement in literature]

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A Pair Of Silk Stockings

- Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is based in early to mid 1900's in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful of children, and is apparently not well to do anymore after her husband’s death; Not that she probably ever was, but more so than her luck would have it now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kate Chopin 's A Pair Of Silk Stockings

- Kate Chopin was the voice of many women during an age where their voices were muffled and silenced. Being a widowed wife in the late 1800 's raising six children Kate Chopin influenced her writing on women in society. Kate was surrounded by a family of strong widowed women including her grandmother and mother. Chopin made her writings a window into her life experiences and views and portrays them within her story lines and characters. She embodied in her writing the influence of the time period in which she lived in where women were often inferior to men and having sexual desires were inappropriate....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Short story, Wife]

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Victorian Era in Kate Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Kate uses imagery to create meaning to every object in the short story. “But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things—with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent-like through her fingers” (Chopin). The silk stocking represents Ms. Sommer’s temptation for having something that suits her desires. When she thinks about the future it looks like a thin monster and instead she lives by everyday life. A women’s determination is to live day by day since they don’t always have the opportunity to satisfy their needs....   [tags: desires, isolation, dream]

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Consequenses of Freedom in The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stocking" by Chopin

- In "The Story of an Hour" and "A pair of silk stocking" Chopin illustrates how women face the consequences of never acquiring happiness in their lives if they follow the ways society expects them too. In "the story of an hour" Chopin discuss how getting married can lead you to live a life of anguish. In the beginning of the short story Mrs. Mallard revives terrible news that her husband has been recently killed, she "Wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment." This intense reaction is how society would expect her to act if your husband dies....   [tags: society, happiness, responsibilities]

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International Trade : The Silk Road

- Today when people go to a store, there is no surprise if they find a majority of goods from foreign countries making their way to the United States. Businesses are importing shirts made in India, computers made in China, and wines made in Italy as well as exporting U.S goods to the rest of the world. Things made around the world are being exchanged on a daily basis between countries with no direct geographical connection through international trading. The idea of international trading has become one of the most important vehicles for good, culture and innovation exchange....   [tags: Silk Road, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Han Dynasty]

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New Silk Road Economic Belt

- ... The agency has concluded its work on the schematic level to the presence of 11 urban developmental axes, which should work to activate and invest them to required sustainable development [6]. Until creating the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) under the Act 26 of 2010, as an independent body with enforceable and accessible recommendations to the public and private sectors, to find a new ground for the comprehensive spatial planning at the national level [7]. So that Syria is divided into seven regions, based on administrative, economic, demographic and geographic bases....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Chinese character]

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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future

- Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]

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A Pair of Tickets, by Amy Tan

-      Amy Tan’s classic short story, “A Pair of Tickets”, is a coming of age story as the protagonist wakes up to her heritage when she travels to her native land, but it is also a story of internal racial tension. Not in the sense of one class looking down on another but of the internal racial tension that rages on inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by birth and what she is by nature tears her apart when she suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after her mother dies....   [tags: A Pair of Tickets Essays]

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A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk

- A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk Abstract Despite their seemingly similar exteriors, the chemical structures and production methods of natural silk and the artificial silks rayon and nylon are quite different. Silk yarn, extracted from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth, is made up of fibroin molecules with beta-pleated sheet secondary structures. The fibroin molecules consist of crystalline fibers constructed of regularly paralleled, unfolded polypeptide chains of polyglycylalanine mixed with an amorphous part....   [tags: Artificial Silk Synthetic Material Rayon Nylon]

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Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman

- Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman This book was given to me by a good friend who knew that I had an interest in Asia. I chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read.      The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy....   [tags: Iron and Silk China Chinese Oppression Essays]

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Significance Of China 's Silk Road, Technological Advancements, And Beliefs Shared Between Territories

- ... Wearing silk became a great status symbol for the imperial family. Later silk garments were allowed by the noble class, while shippers and laborers were still not permitted. It was the Qing dynasty, which eventually permitted workers to wear apparel from silk. Once the production of silk fabrics became a commodity, the Chinese soon created paper currency on silk fabric as another form of trading, for items from other regions. McKnight (1992) explains that, “The early Sung authorities awarded a monopoly on issuing of money certificates to a small set of shops and then in the 1120s took over the system and issued the world’s first paper money (p.44).” With this added benefit of currency b...   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Silk Road, Yuan Dynasty]

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The Silk Road

- Long before there were trains, ships and airplanes to transport goods from one place to another, there was the Silk Road. Beginning in the sixth century, this route was formed and thus began the first major trade system. Although the term “Silk Road” would lead one that it was on road, this term actually refers to a number of different routes that covered a vast amount of land and were traveled by many different people. Along with silk, large varieties of goods were traded and traveled along this route both going to and from China....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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The Silk Road

- ... The second most important point on the Silk Road is the city of Dunhuang. Dunhuang provided not only a strategic point for the Chinese military and a launching point for caravans going westward, but also had a large cultural impact on Buddhism with the Mogao caves just south of the city. Despite the fact that Chinese dynasties throughout the years claimed territory west of Dunhuang and reinforced it with some military support and the Great Wall, Dunhuang provided a key chokepoint to the large interior of China....   [tags: taklamakan and gobi deserts]

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Pair and Extra-Pair Copulation of Asian Openbill Storks

- Pair and extra-pair copulation of Asian openbill storks: Abstract: The copulatory behaviour of Asian openbill stork was observed in the heronry for two years. Atotal of 282 pair copulation attempts (PCAs) and 41 extra-pair copulation attempts (EPCAs) (14.53% of all copulation attempts) were observed among 30 focal pairs. 85% of PCAs and 50% of EPCAs resulted in cloacal contact. Thirteen males (43%) and 21 (70 %) females were involved in EPCAs. There was a correlation between the time that female spent alone on the nest and the occurrence of EPCAs during the presumed fertile period of the female....   [tags: Biology]

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Silk - The Queen of Fibers

- Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]

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The Silk Road in the Human Experience

- Over the course of history, few human systems have held higher importance than the Silk Road in the Human Experience. The silk roads, lasting from roughly 100 BC to 1450 AD, were a series of trade routes stretching nearly 4000 miles across Asia. The long-distance political and economic relations developed between civilizations catalyzed the development of all parties involved. To both Asia and Europe the Roads were a key point of cultural interaction between civilizations, especially in the early travel of both goods and philosophies....   [tags: Huan Systems, Trade Routes, Asia]

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The Silk Road in Ancient China

- In ancient China, the Silk Road was an invaluable highway system used to transport valuable trade items and knowledge and ideas throughout Asia. Many valuable goods were shipped off and profit was made from trading with Rome, India, and China. With the Silk Road, valuable goods and ideas spread efficiently; areas were revolutionized and it allowed for cultural diffusion to occur. Many valuables were exchanged along the Silk Road, not only were items traded, but new ideas as well. One of “the most valuable item of trade was silk, but jade, pearls, coral, glass, fine linen and wool were also brought on the road by merchants” (Cultural Exchange)....   [tags: asia, valuable goods]

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The Cotton Road And The Silk Road

- ... The Mahasangika created the first great division of beliefs in the Buddhist community. This school believed that intuition happened immediately. It is believed that the Mahasangikas are to thank for the famous colossal Buddha statues in Afganistan(39). Up until the Kushan Empire, the Dharmaguptaka school was known to be the most influential(40). Their texts became the dominant vernacular language of the Kushan Empire in northwestern India (40). The Dharmaguptaka School completely disappeared from India in the seventh century....   [tags: Buddhism, Islam, Gautama Buddha, Kushan Empire]

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The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan

- In history, Afghanistan is surprisingly a mystery to mainstream society. Many do not know that there even was an ancient past to this land. This is mainly because it played a smaller part in the world compared to the Persian Empire. One of the most prominent features of ancient Afghanistan was The Silk Road. This pathway was not just one, singular road, though. It stretched through Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and even some of Africa, and it was all connected by a multitude of complex routes and systems, through land and sea....   [tags: afghanistan, ancient times, cultural interaction]

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The Silk Road Trade Route

- During 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E., the Silk Road changed from a simple trade route with Europe to an international business, and its political power shifted from the Chinese dynasties to the Mongols taking over the Silk Road; despite these political and economic changes, the Silk Road remained a trade route that facilitated cultural diffusion and exchange. Stretching beyond 4,000 miles and serving as a major trade route between China and western Europe, the Silk Road assimilated different cultures while establishing commerce over the regions....   [tags: China, Mongols, Commerce]

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Establishment of the Silk Route

- Currently living in the twenty first century we can take modern travel methods from airplanes, vehicles, trains, and ships for granted, altering our perception of the distance we travel significantly. These advanced distribution systems we now employ allow us to exchange culture, products, technology, and ideas by breaking down barriers, truly globalizing the world. Similar to the modern travel marvels we make the most of today, years ago before human’s relationship to machine, the silk route provided that ability to connect multiple countries....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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A Pair Of Tickets By Amy Tan

- ... By searches through her mother’s past she starts to become more in touch with her Chinese roots. “And then we are caught in a stream of people rushing, shoving, pushing, us along, until we find ourselves in one dozen lines waiting to go through customs. I feel as if I were getting a number 30 on Stockton bus in San Francisco. I am in China, I remind myself. And somehow the crowds don’t bother me. It feels right. I start pushing too.” (183). She starts to feel more Chinese and gets more comfortable with identifying herself that way saying it feels right, however once she takes a step forward she stops herself by remembering her insecurities....   [tags: Family, China, Short story, Sibling]

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History Of The Silk Road

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]

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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan is a Chinese American writer, whose short stories portray the theme that finding the balance between heritage and culture is not always easy. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experience and through a couple of the many short stories she has written, for example, “Two Kinds”, “Rice Husband”, and “A Pair of Tickets”. In the following short stories, the daughter becomes everything the mother wished for, but meanwhile, the daughter becomes more American like and loses her Chinese values....   [tags: biography, two kinds, rice husband]

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I Was Born on the Silk Road

- “I cannot imagine physically stepping out of Florida.” The words of my fellow classmate rang in my head. I could not fathom the thought of staying in one place; this seemed too foreign and strange to comprehend, as though it was against my nature, my identity. My mind and body have been in motion throughout my life; flowing, and changing as I grew up in India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and America. Each holds a foothold in my identity, without complete immersion in any. The motions in my life-helped shape my perspective, behavior, and beliefs but most importantly, it made me realize my identity is an ever-shifting stream of energy....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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The Sounds Of Silk Program

- This article provides a description of the Sounds of Silk program, including the method utilized in this project and factors that contributed to the program’s success. The Sounds of Silk program is a 10-week project in New York City involving three schools, six teachers and 260 5th and 6th graders. The project used a multi-disciplinary approach to introduce students to Chinese music and culture, through live performances and demonstrations by Chinese musicians, student-driven projects and in-class lessons....   [tags: Education, Culture, China, Music]

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Silk Production in Africa

- SILK PRODUCTION IN AFRICA Recently some African countries recognised a great opportunities and potential in sericulture industry. Sericulture industry is a silk industry or silk farming involving rearing of silk worm and a raw silk production. The Sub Saharan African countries have a suitable environmental and climate conditions all year round to grow the mulberry tree which is needed by the silk worms to live, feed and grow. This industry seems to be very promising agricultural enterprise and if wisely accelerated will bring many employment opportunities in the rural areas of the countries and will help to alleviate poverty....   [tags: sericulture industry]

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A Pair Of Tickets

- A Pair of Tickets This story is about a young Lady that lives in California with her mother and Father. She is however Chinese, and refuses to believe she is. This story is both a mystery and a suspense with in a way a tragically happy ending. By the end of this paper I will show how I come to this conclusion. First I will tell the story in my own words in a shorter version. The lady telling this story is in her thirties. Both her parents are from China, her mother left China in 1944....   [tags: Amy Tan]

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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]

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The Silk Road

- The four hundred years between the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.- C.E. 220) and the establishment of the Tang dynasty (618-906) mark a division in the history of China. During this period, foreign invasion, transcontinental trade, and missionary ambition opened the region to an unprecedented wealth of foreign cultural influences. These influences were both secular and sacred. Nomads, merchants, emissaries and missionaries flooded into China, bringing new customs, providing exotic wares, and generating new religious beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Development of Silk Road and International Trade Market

- There exists a time when major civilizations were once divided in nature and were unaware of each other’s existence. The major civilizations developed at an independent rate, and most of the technologies and ideas were innovated without the influence of other civilizations. The Chinese were famed for their production of silk, a valuable textile coveted for its splendid texture and color. The Roman Empire was known for its wealth and domesticated animals. India was famous for its spices [1]. However, this situation then took a drastic change when the Silk Road was established by the Han Dynasty....   [tags: east, west, technologies, merchants]

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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- "A Pair of Tickets" by Amy Tan In the story "A Pair of Tickets," by Amy Tan, a woman by the name of Jing-mei struggles with her identity as a Chinese female. Throughout her childhood, she "vigorously denied" (857) that she had any Chinese under her skin. Then her mother dies when Jing-Mei is in her 30's, and only three months after her father receives a letter from her twin daughters, Jing-Mei's half sisters. It is when Jing-mei hears her sisters are alive, that she and her dad take a trip overseas to meet her relatives and finally unites with her sisters....   [tags: American Literature]

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Analysis of the Silk Road’s Impact on Cultural Diffusion.

- Part A Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to analyze the Silk Road’s impact on cultural diffusion. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting Eastern China to the Mediterranean regions. It was incredibly important because it brought Europe, Asia, and the Middle East together in trade, and allowed them to trade goods and ideas. The parameters are the cultural diffusion east meets west and the spread of religion. It will focus on the time period between the 2nd and the late 17th centuries and the places investigated will be the west, (made up of Europe and the Middle-East) and the east (which refers to most of Asia, although in this investigation it will focus mostly on China)...   [tags: history, anthropology]

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Cross Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Road Networks

- ... Mani was inspired by Buddhist, Christian and Zoroastrian and made a mix of the three religions into Manichaeism. Mani had a dualism between good and evil. There were two groups of elected and of laymen but nobody knew who decided. Mani believed in an ascetic lifestyle and had high standards. The spread of Manichaeism attracted merchants in large cities of the Roman Empire, as well as Mesopotamia and Mediterranean regions. Mani died as a prisoner and so did the religion. Some people saw Manichaeism as a threat and it slowly died out....   [tags: world history]

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Names in A Pair of Tickets

- Names in "A Pair of Tickets" In Amy Tan's "A Pair of Tickets" (the last chapter of The Joy Luck Club), the understanding of the importance of names is the key to truly apprehend a sacred relationship between mother ("Suyuen") and daughters (June or "Jing-Mei", "Chwun Yu" and "Chwun Hwa"). To understand the story as a whole, it is necessary for us to know the meanings of their names. The mother and daughters' names each bears its individual meaning, but all these names are indeed "intertwined" into a deeper relationship among each other....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Literature Chinese Culture Essays]

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A Pair of Tickets Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets Amy Tan Amy Tan’s A Pair Of Tickets is a story concerning family and roots. June May, like the author herself, was a Chinese born in USA and grew up with an American background culture, whereas her mother grew up in China and then immigrated to America. Looking at the repeated words, we discussed that one there are many words such as mother, sister, father and Aiyi. Most of the characters in this story belong to one family, June May’s family. It suggests to us that the tale is about relations and where we stand in our family....   [tags: essays papers]

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Ethnicity and Identity in A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets”, by Amy Tan, is a brief narrative about the conscience and reminiscence of a young Chinese American woman, Jing-Mei, who is on a trip to China to meet her two half-sisters for the first time in her life. Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, converging primarily on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an emigrant from China and the daughter is fully Americanized --yellow on the surface and white underneath. In this story, the mother tries to communicate rich Chinese history and legacy to her daughter, but she is completely ignorant of their heritage....   [tags: heritage, Chinese, daughter]

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Social Power in The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun

- Examples of Social Power in The Artificial Silk Girl Throughout The Artificial Silk Girl, one can see examples of how social power is exercised and responded too. The Artificial Silk Girl takes place during the last leg of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic was a time era when women were trying to emancipate themselves. This involved them trying to prove that women can be more than just either a mother/Madonna or a street walker/prostitute. They were able to blur these lines by taking up jobs, participating in sexual encounters that did not tarnish their reputation and doing other acts that were previously only viewed as acceptable for men to do....   [tags: Feminism, Women, Society]

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The Imporance of the Setting in A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- A Pair of Tickets Since the earliest days of writing and storytelling, Setting has been an imperative part of the storytelling process. Setting is one of many ways a writer can show emotion as well as a plethora of other emotions or experiences in a story. Amy Tan, the author of “A Pair of Tickets”, uses setting to create the feelings being in a mysterious land and being at home at the same time. Setting creates a greater understanding of the struggles that the characters have/are going through during the story....   [tags: chinese, storytelling, wisdom]

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Analysis Of Lisa Barnett 's ' On A Mismatched Pair ' A Valentine '

- Jessica Daniel ENGU3 Mr. Campoli September 29 2014 An Analysis of Literary Devices in Lisa Barnett’s “To a mismatched pair: A valentine” Lisa Barnett was born in 1958 and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor degree in English (Wikipedia). She has co-written 3 novels with her partner Melissa Scott; Point of Hopes, Point of Dreams and Armor of Light. Barnett has received many awards throughout her lifetime such as the American Lambdo Literacy Award for her science fiction writing and has been a semi-finalist for the Discovery/The Nation Award....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Alliteration, Rhyme scheme]

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Contrastive Analysis : A Comparative Study Of A Pair Of Languages

- Contrastive analysis ( CA ) is the systematic study of a pair of languages with a view to identifying their structural differences and similarities between the first language and the target language . Contrastive Analysis was extensively used in the 1960s and early 1970s as a method of explaining why some features of a Target Language were more difficult to acquire than others. Contrastive analysis is concerned with the comparison of two languages for the purpose of translation and foreign language teaching ....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition, Second language]

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My New Pair of Shoes: Settling Into a New Country

- ... After graduating from college and finding a job, I felt the need to live independently. At the same time, I wanted to help my family. I was curious how it is to live on my own; however, my income during that time could not support the idea. In addition to that, it is in our culture for the children to live with their parents until they get married. It was considered disrespectful to leave the family home soon after graduating from college and finding a job. The only reasonable and acceptable way I could think of back then, was to get a job outside the country....   [tags: religion, culture, immigrant]

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High Top Black And White Pair Of Sneakers

- When you see this beautiful, comfortable, high top black and white pair of sneakers, you see greatness. You can wear them with a suit, or play basketball games in them, or be like me, and just want them forever. The shoes are size 7, and they weigh no more than three ounces. The stitching is so perfectly straight and pearly that it resembles models’ teeth. The laces are jet black like the eyes of a demon. However, with just eyesight you can’t tell the wonderful details of this shoe. You have to put them on, and you have to run around in them....   [tags: Father, Mother, Debut albums, Christmas]

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Society vs. Inhibition

- Rules of society have influenced behaviors of people for centuries. But what happens when an individual does not agree with the rules of society. What happens when it is more important to a person to have freedom and independence than it is to live up to society’s expectations. Several pieces of literature by Kate Chopin address these questions; specifically, the short stories “A Pair of Silk Stockings” and “The Story of an Hour” give some feedback on the issues of society versus one’s free will and the consequences of one’s opinions conflicting with the expectations of society....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Chimney Sweeper And Barbie Doll : An Unlikely Pair

- The Chimney Sweeper and the Barbie Doll: An Unlikely Pair At first glance, the poems The Chimney Sweeper by William Blake, and Barbie Doll, by Marge Piercy appear to have no tangible similarities. However, upon further analysis and interpretation, they can be seen as somewhat akin. In these two poems, the harsh treatment of children, the use of imagery, and children’s self-image in the poems are comparable. The differences between the two poems include the time period in which they were written, the background of the characters, and the characters’ reactions to the problems that they are faced with....   [tags: Chimney sweep, Chimney, Fashion doll, Childhood]

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Silk - Research Method

- Do you know the process that goes into making silk. Many people over look this fine, luxurious garment. When I first heard that we had to do an I-search, I was overwhelmed by the choices. I made many changes before finally settling on this topic. When I first though of how to make silk, I didn't think that it would be that hard with the right tools. Although I knew that the fibers came from the silk worm's cocoon I still didn't know how they got it unraveled. I also thought that they only made silk in China....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Complex Process of Selecting a Pair of Shoes

- The Complex Process of Selecting a Pair of Shoes I plan to prove that the majority of people that invest money into footwear do so because of style. People usually don’t choose a pair of shoes because of comfort, color, or any other means at all. They usually base their decision of purchasing a pair of shoes on style. There are three tools that I will use during this experiment that will help me out. These tools will be comprised of surveys, interviews, and observations. Through survey’s I will have a sheet of paper with approximately eight questions on it....   [tags: Research Essays]

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Women in Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets

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Effective Settings in "A Pair of Tickets"

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Doernbecher Releases Always Excite Sneaker Community

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Kate Chopin’s Works, Methods, and Means

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Networking and Telecommunication: Ethernet: LAN and Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP)

- ABC, Inc. is continuing to expand and is planning to add another set of offices spanning several floors in the building. The company has requested advice for speed and transmission medium, equipment compatibility and limitations, IP Structure, along with the advantages and disadvantages of VoIP. The company is currently 200 employees and expects to increase to 350 within the next year. There is a mix of strictly in house employees, and roughly 70 who are laptop users and travel frequently. The company currently occupies a single floor of a multi-story office building and is expecting to add offices spanning several additional floors....   [tags: Networking architecture, fiber optic]

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The Tragic Ending Of A Pair Of Star Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

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The Use of Heritage in Everyday Use and A Pair of Tickets

- The Use of Heritage in Everyday Use and A Pair of Tickets A key factor in Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use,” and Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets,” is heritage. Throughout both stories the use of heritage can be seen easily. Walker’s avoidance of heritage in her writings and Tan’s understanding of heritage in her writing. Through this readers can see the true meaning of heritage. Understanding both sides of these two stories gives readers a chance to explore their own heritage and reflect on how they accept their past....   [tags: Alice Walker Amy Tan Papers]

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Overview and History of the Great Wall of China

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Kate Chopin 's The Emerging Woman

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Treatment Approaches The Clinician Can Use When Treating Sam

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Kate Chopin Gives a Womans Voice to Realism

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Henrich Ibsen and Feminism

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Selfishness Among Characters

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Research on The Black Death

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Catholic Koreans in Choson Korea

- ... Creating the Diocese of Beijing, which were along with the Diocese of Nanjing, both subject to the Archbishop of Goa. In the wake of the Chinese suppression of the Catholic Church and regardless of the worrisome absence of priests in China, the Diocese of Beijing had been able to deliver a priest, Father Liu Fangji, to Chosŏn Korea in 1831. That particular year, the Vatican removed Chosŏn Korea from the power of the Bishop of Beijing and had made it a separate diocese. During the next five years, various French priests accompanied Father Liu's ministry, thus creating the most formidable, and to the Chosŏn Korean government, the most ambitious Catholic presence in Chosŏn Korea to date in...   [tags: Silk Letter, the Great Persecution of 1866]

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All In a Pair of Blue Eyes

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The Use of Setting in A Pair of Tickets and Everything that Rises Must Converge

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The Underground Online Revolution: Online Black Markets and the Bitcoin

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An Ideal Empire By Nick Kuranda

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Socrates and Socrates: A Philosophical Pair for the Ages

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Stocking the Online Community

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William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk

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Not Really The Working Poor in "Nickel and Dimed"

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The Economy and Politics of South Africa: An Inseparable Pair

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Love in D.H. Lawrence's The White Stocking

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Don't Forget to Bring a Good Pair of Genes for This Summer's Games

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' Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- ... According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, a family is defined as “two or more persons who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption and who live together, as one household” (Newman and Grauerholz, 2002, p. 7). A Family can mean many things for individuals; however, the roles of the individuals in the family, such as the mother and father sometimes cannot be simply defined. MacDonald started with the Chapter on “Childcare on Trial”, which was a story about Deborah Eappen, a wife and mother that lived in this nuclear family, that consisted of a married couple with a child....   [tags: Family, Mother, Au pair, Father]

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Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- ... Deborah Eappen decided that she would like to be a working mother. Therefore, she employed a caregiver to help assist her with her child while she worked three days of the week and still have the other days to still be a full-time involved mother in her son’s Matthew life. However, during the course of the employment of the caregiver the child happened to have died in the caregiver’s care. Mrs. Eappen never realized that leaving her child with someone she put trusted in to protect her son would end in a tragedy....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Au pair]

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