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Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof

- Women as Objects in A Woman on a Roof         Doris Lessing’s "A Woman on a Roof" allows us to understand how some men view woman: as mere objects for display and possession. Lessing shows how each of the male characters reacts and deals with rejection from a woman sunbathing on a nearby rooftop. We discover how three men’s preoccupation with sex keeps them unaware of how their advances may be unwanted and ignorant of their action’s possible consequences. All three men share the desire to get this woman’s attention....   [tags: Doris Lessing Woman on Roof Essays]

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Power and Privilege Displayed in A Woman on a Roof

- Power and Privilege Displayed in A Woman on a Roof         In Doris Lessing’s "A Woman on a Roof," three workmen react differently towards a woman sunbathing on a roof. The men are Harry, who is in his mid-40s, Stanley, who is newly married, and Tom, who is 17. They are engaged in a jovial banter when they spot a woman about fifty yards from where they are standing. She’s on her back, face down on a brown blanket. Stanley is first to comment, "She’s stark naked." Harry agrees, "Looks like it," while Tom cranes his neck so he can see more and replies, "She thinks no one can see." Stanley whistles, but the woman does not look up....   [tags: Doris Lessing Woman on Roof Essays]

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A Feminist Reading of A Woman on a Roof

- A Feminist Reading of  A Woman on a Roof      The short story, "A Woman on a Roof," by Doris Lessing may seem to be about a few men who become annoyed with a woman because she suns herself out on her roof. The men feel that she is a distraction and are obviously bothered by her presence. They are not happy that this sunbather is out there on display and illustrate these feelings of discontent by constantly whistling and yelling at her. The men also make several rude and sexist comments to her throughout the story....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof

- Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof The understanding of attraction between opposite sexes and the impact they have on each other has qualities of both mystery and accessibility. These complex issues are elusive and cannot be fully comprehended. Only small pieces of knowledge about them have been captured in literature, in scientific and analytical studies, and in individual's search and speculations. Two literary works by Pam Houston and Doris Lessing explore some aspects of this puzzling and complex issue concerning relationships between men and women and their behavior....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

- “All I ask of that woman is that she leave me alone. But she can’t admit to herself that she makes me sick,” (II.47). This is a quote spoken by Big Daddy concerning his wife, Big Mama. Throughout the play, women become victim to unfair and misogynistic treatment from their husbands. This is mainly evident in Big Mama, Maggie and Mae’s respective relationships. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof displays this casual misogyny in its accurate depiction of how women were treated in that era, through the roles of the female characters and their relationships, as well as the treatment of the female characters....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Gender, Gender role]

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Treatment of Women in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frankenstein, and Othello

- When we consider the patriarchal societies presented in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1954), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) and Othello by William Shakespeare (1602), and attempt to draw conclusions between them, perhaps due to the two-hundred years passing amid the texts, the patriarchal society presented in Othello, one which values bravery and honour, as seen in act I scene II, by Othello ascribing Desdemona’s love of him as owing to the “battles, sieges, fortunes that I have pass’d”; contrasts with that shown in Frankenstein, whereby, as Dr Siv Jannsson comments, Shelley reveals the, “confrontation between a scientific pursuit as seen as masculine and a feminine natur...   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]

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Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" In 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Williams presents the audience with w world of mendacity. Every fibre of the character's being is based on a spectrum of deceit, from self-deception, to exploitation to social lies. The characters' names themselves conceal the irony and deceit, for example Brick, the leading man. The name Brick itself suggests a tough, strong man, but Brick's character suggests a weak, pathetic man who tries hard to forget his past by indulging in a life of alcohol....   [tags: Williams Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof '

- ... ‘“That woman of yours has a better shape on her than Gooper’s got on his woman,”’ (Williams 39). Many men, including Big Daddy, have shown their appreciation towards Margaret for her physical appearance. She could easily cheat on Brick with other men if she wanted to, but she does not care for them. Despite the lack of attention that she gets from Brick, she stays with even if that means that she suffers through loneliness. Even though Margaret is living with the man she loves, she constantly feels loneliness....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Maslow's hierarchy of needs]

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Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Big Daddy and the American Dream in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof         Tennessee William's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a thought-provoking play that explores human relationships of all kinds. The character of Brick is forced to examine the relationship with his friend, Skipper, his wife, his family, and himself. Other characters, Gooper, Mae, and Big Mama, demonstrate stifling marriage relationships. Big Daddy, though, is one of the most interesting characters in that he illustrates the strange relationship one can have with one's possessions....   [tags: Cat Hot Tin Roof Essays Williams Papers]

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Fiddler on the Roof

- The musical called “Fiddler on the Roof” was set in Anatefka, Russia around 1880-1900. During this time, in this small town, held Tevya and his family. Tevya, husband and father of five daughters, is a cynical, obstinate, determined, yet sensitive to feelings, and caring man. He is a clever philosopher and sticks very much to tradition. In the story Tevya says “Anatefka is our keep in balance by tradition...” This explains the title which is personally understood that through Tevya’s eyes, without tradition, life would be as a fiddler on a roof, unbalanced....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- What defines an individual. Or better yet, who defines those individuals. It is the hypocritical thing we know as society. Pressure is put on civilians in effort to have them all conform to certain preconceived social roles. This meaning the members of the population must do or act how they are expected to or only achieve particular goals in life. The reasons for this conformity include things such as cultural expectations, athletics, and sexism. All of which cannot single handedly define a unique human being....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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Why Modern Roofing For Your Home

- How to Choose Modern Roofing for Your House. Choosing a new roof for your home requires a lot of considerations. It is not just about the broad range of materials to be used, but also about the cost of these products, their weight and installation requirements. While a woman’s crowning glory is her hair, a home’s is its roof. Thus, it is necessary to learn the factors to consider as you proceed with the process of selection. These considerations will hugely depend on whether your home is entirely brand new or you are just going to remodel it by replacing the existing roof with a brand new one....   [tags: Roof, Roofs, Cost, Imbrex and tegula]

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Comparing A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Comparing A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof In the game of life man is given the options to bluff, raise, or fold. He is dealt a hand created by the consequences of his choices or by outside forces beyond his control. It is a never ending cycle: choices made create more choices. Using diverse, complex characters simmering with passion and often a contradiction within themselves, Tennessee Williams examines the link of past and present created by man's choices in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Delicate Blanche, virile Stanley....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Woman

- “I never felt so alone [or insert here]”, he wrote. Wrinkling his face, he immediately tore out another sheet of paper. The wire basket held over a hundred scrunched balls of white, abandoned pieces of his soul.] He paced up and down the same stretch of the room, feeling the cold tiles on his bare feet. “Inspiration….inspiration….inspiration…” The blank pages glowered accusingly, the white surface deflecting the harsh glare of the fluorescent bulb onto his weary face, acting like bleach on his bed-raggled, gold hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Novel ' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, And The Glass Menagerie

- ... I will always love you” (Williams 60). Birdie does not want Alexandra to love her the way that she does, because she wants Zan to be different than she was and to have a better future. Although it seems like alcohol controls alcoholics lives, they still remember how important their family is to them and how much they love them. A bond that occurs between family members is one of the strongest and most inseparable of all bonds, no matter how complicated situations become. Steel Magnolias very own mother- daughter relationship between Shelby and M’lynn is one of a kind....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wife, Family]

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Under One Roof

- I remember being a kid, and on vacations spending time with my grandma. With such an age difference between her and I there wasn’t a lot we both came to terms on doing for the day. Walmart was always the most common day trips we would take. It was so convenient for me to find the latest trends of kids apparel, while my grandma was fortunate enough to find the cheapest cotton underwear, in her opinion. With gas prices raising from when my grandma first got her license she was very sparing with the gas in her 1998 Chevy Malibu....   [tags: Business Management]

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Dysfunctional Families in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams

- Dysfunctional Families in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams Dysfunction and volatility is common amongst families. These families dislike their kin and often resent them. In the play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams, the Politt family does not function as a normal family. Brick, Maggie, and Big Daddy are three members of the family that have the most problems that affect the whole family. Brick, Maggie’s alcoholic husband, is an uncaring man who has no good feelings toward his wife....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Of An Elderly Woman

- ... Humans have their Human Rights no matter the nationality, sex, ethnic origin, color, or religion they help protect us from each other trying to exploit or abuse another be it for profit, social status, or personal benefit, yet animals do not have any rights because humans need to use them to survive. Animal Rights would prevent humans from experimenting on them, eating, and even using their products, this will harm humans significantly more than helping the animals and can halt or reverse human progress....   [tags: Human, Hominidae, Reproduction]

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Woman Hollering Creek: Dreams and Reality

- “Such a funny name for a creek so pretty and full of happily ever after” (Cisneros,1991, p.248).The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros described the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist—Cleofilas. Cisneros, a Mexican-American, has given Cisneros a chance to see life from two different cultures. Cisneros wrote the story from a woman’s perspective, demonstrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives....   [tags: Ethnic Literature]

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The Myths of the African American Woman

- Defying the Myths of the African American Woman - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Song of Solomon, and Push        Throughout slavery, myths were created about African American women. These myths of yesterday have tainted the image of the African American woman today. These myths include two major ideas, the first being that all African American women are perceived as more promiscuous than the average white woman. The second myth is that black women are virtually useless, containing only the capabilities of working in white homes and raising white children....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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"Woman Hollering Creek" - Dreams vs. Reality

- The story “Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros describes the lives of Mexicans in a Chicago neighborhood. She depicts the life that women endure as Latino wives through her portrayal of the protagonist, Cleofilas. For Cisneros being a Mexican-American has given her a chance to see life from two different cultures. In addition, Cisneros has written the story from a woman’s perspective, illustrating the types of conflicts many women face as Latino wives. This unique paradigm allows the reader to examine the events and characters using a feminist critical perspective....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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A Woman’s Paradise on Earth: The Rise of the Department Store

- A woman’s heaven on Earth became the department store in 1838 in Paris. The department store became a haven where women of the wealthy middle class and the Bourgeois could spend their free time there and feel safe, much like they did at church. It also became an expansion of a woman’s sphere in both her work life and in public. But since the department store was first erected, it begs the burning question: why would the women of Paris feel safe in the department stores. Why would the lower middle-class girls work in the department stores where the hours were long and the salary was minimal....   [tags: Retail]

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Poverty Is The Typical Stereotype Of A Woman With Seven Children

- ... Many women in the United States have to face the everyday battle of not just being a mother, but also the struggle of playing both roles of parenting on their own. Which makes them the only source of income for their family. Katel argues that “ [T]he last year children below the poverty line in single mother households [proved to outnumber] poor children in married couple families by 8.6 million to 5.8 million(904). Single mothers face many stresses when dealing with work and being a single parent....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty threshold]

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The Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... All of these show how feminism is an issue in “The Doll House.” This play may have been in a much earlier time than which is present today, however, issues just like these of feminism are still a major issue. However, some improvement has been made, for the most part we view everyone as deserving equal rights. Torvald dominated every aspect of Nora’s life and made her feel that she wasn’t important. Nora was expected to take the typical female roles of working in the kitchen, cleaning the house, and taking care of the children....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Play, Marriage]

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Blanche DuBois: The Antithesis of a Modern Woman

- BLANCHE DUBOIS: THE ANTITHESIS OF A MODERN WOMAN "Blanche DuBois, in 'A Streetcar Named Desire', is what a critic Ruby Cohn calls Williams' 'masterpiece contradiction'". (Bloom 70) Tennessee Williams is considered to be one of the most renowned playwrights of the twentieth century in American Literary History. As a playwright, he is best known for writing 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', and 'The Glass Menagerie'. Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire', focuses on the declining sanity of his central character, Blanche DuBois....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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The Rope Ladder: A shifting Symbol in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes

- Kobo Abe begins his novel, The Woman in the Dunes, in an unnamed village where the residents trick the protagonist, Junpei Niki, to climb down a steep rope ladder into a sand hole. The ladder leads Niki into imprisonment, and its disappearance causes Niki to panic. Although a simple tool, the rope ladder continues to appear in the novel physically and in Niki’s desires. The rope ladder in Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes is a layered symbol used to intensify the reader’s understanding of Niki’s imprisonment, his feelings of hope, and his quest for freedom....   [tags: Junpei Niki, imprisonment, freedom]

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Where The Woman From Red Cross Experiences A Moral Dilemma

- ... Doing the moral thing of saving the little girls may bring pain, probably death, upon the Red Cross Woman, but according to the standard of morality and The Greatest Happiness Principle, that is what she should have done. Gregoire, an employee, at Mille Collines provides a very clear example of one of the faults of Utilitarianism. Gregoire is one of the people who finds pleasure at the cost of other’s pain, just like the Hutu rebels, hence why he joins them. Gregoire informs the Hutu rebels of the Tutsi cockroaches staying at the Mille Collines....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Morality]

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Essay on the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon

- Defying the Myths of the African American Woman in Song of Solomon   Throughout slavery, myths were created that tainted the image of the African American woman. These myths promote the misconceptions that African American women are promiscuous and are virtually useless. These myths caused these women to be degraded in the eyes of others as well as themselves. In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon womanhood is defined in ways that have destroyed these myths. Womanhood is defined according to one's sexuality, spirituality, beauty, identity, relationships, and motherhood....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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A Report On A Green Roof

- ... Green roofs reduce urban heat islands by cooling roof surfaces. Storm water is managed by reducing impermeable surface area and 65-100% of rain water is retained. Also, these type of roof increase the durability of a roof membranes by preventing extreme fluctuations in temperature and UV rays from hitting the membrane and lastly green roofs broaden green space in urban environments. Leadership and in Energy and Environmental Design is a system that rates green building and was developed by the United States Green Building Council....   [tags: Green roof, Urban heat island, Roofs]

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Hiring A General Contractor For Complete Your Roof Projects

- ... If you’re thinking about doing your own roof repairs, save yourself the trouble by hiring a professional company in your area. #1 Roofing in Moody, AL is a local roofing company that ensures customers of getting the best results for their money. When a roof is not properly sealed or maintained, this can cause serious leaking problems, which may result in expensive water damage. Instead of exposing yourself to potential dangers, leave all the complex and tedious work in the professional hands of the contractors at #1 Roofing....   [tags: Roof, Roofs, Roofer, General contractor]

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The Revolt Of ' Mother ' By Mary Wilkins

- ... 44). Here only work is to fulfil her family’s needs as a mad to feed and clean such as “she laid out Adoniram’s Sunday suit and his clean clothes on the bed ….got his shaving-water and razor ready…buttoned on his collar and fastened his black cravat” ( par. 106). Clearly, she is there just to satisfy her husband’s needs, but she is selfless. There is a clear view that the man discuss his plan with his son other than with his wife. The son knows what is going on while the wife does not. “‘yes, I s’pose I did’” explains the son when he asked by his mother (par....   [tags: Family, Woman, Wife, Gender]

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Economic Arrangement Between Men And Women

- Talia Warshawsky Ms. Rembert CGI English 11 HH 3 October, 2014 Women and Economics Notes 1. According to Gilman, what specifically is the economic arrangement between men and women in a marriage. According to Gilman, women are entirely economically dependent on men, and as men continue to progress in both a social and economic sense, women are forced into a stagnant position. This is also true when one looks at the personal relationship between men and women - their marriage. Gilman believes that in a marriage, the husband is in the position of dominance, and no part of his relationship to his wife is that of business partners (239)....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Gender, Female]

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The Applicant By Sylvia Plath

- ... The second stanza suggests that women should be submissive, “How can we give you a thing. Stop crying.” From the fourth line in the second stanza to the third line in the third stanza, it is describing the perks of having a wife and how you can take advantage of her (metaphorically speaking. “Here is a hand” (hand in marriage). “To fill it and willing”, makes me think the speaker is talking about sex, that the woman is willing to please the applicant. “To bring teacups and roll away headaches And do whatever you tell it” just adds on to the idea that this seller is trying to describe the perfect women, that acts as a servant to man or “the applicant”....   [tags: Wife, Woman, Marriage, Husband]

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Summary Of ' Mr. Gary Soto

- In the essay of Mr.Gary Soto, Like Mexicans, we learn about his experiences about falling in love with someone of a different race.Gary’s grandmother would always proclaim: “... the virtues of marrying a Mexican girl: first, she could cook,second, she acted like a woman” (pp.219). Being conditioned into the notion that all Mexican women have been trained to be proper women, Mr. Soto set out on finding his brown eyed girl; however, what love had quite a different plan. As He explains, “ But the woman I married was not Mexican but Japanese” (pp.220)....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Woman, Family]

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Gender Inequality And Interpellation Of Imbalance

- ... She thinks that everything she is told about what a woman should do and how a woman should act is some predetermined and self-fulfilling prophecy to which all females abide. Yet, Patri sees that the society she lives in doesn’t come with the same picturesque endings that the soap operas describe. For instance, Elisa states that Patri’s real father was “the best man in the world” and builds him up as a great man who got away (page 76). Similarly, Elisa views Raul Vinas to be a somewhat perfect companion and father....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Sociology, Female]

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Charlotte Wore The Same Dress

- ... The Reverend then came up with the amazing idea that they should visit people this Christmas day to see if they had any things they needed repaired. At their stares, he had bumbled on, explaining that many of his flock were too poor or untrained to make such repairs on their own. Charlotte had volunteered as well, but Dovie had insisted that she needed her there to go through the church barrel. She needed to see if there were any dresses they could make over for that poor little orphan, Katie Meany....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, The Reverend, The Doors]

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The Man 's Favorite Pastime

- ... He moved at a brisk jog now, and stripped off his tunic as he moved forth. The chill wind and frosty snowflakes smacking into his bare torso provided some relief. But damn, did he reek. Pigs smelled better. He’d need to wash up and change before he dove into his stew. Meals were less enjoyable when one smelled liked a pigpen. Now footsteps away from his home, he noticed thick smoke flowing from his roof’s smoke hole. Interesting, since he’d tamped down the fire before he left. It wasn’t like him to forget to do such a thing, but maybe he had....   [tags: Woman, Eye color]

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Everyday Use By Mrs. Johnson

- ... Everyone thinks Dee is witty and Maggie is slow but half way through the story they show that Maggie is not as slow as everyone had made her out to be. Dee “makes something” of her life and moves off of the pasture. She changes her name and wants things that her family uses every day to be things she can put on display. She seems materialistic. Maggie asks for little and is very timid, throughout the story it seems that Maggie has no confidence until the last paragraph when she is given the quilts by her mom and gets a confidence boost....   [tags: Wife, Woman, Marriage, Friendship]

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Fanfic: A Short Story

- ... Smoke, black as night rolled lazily out the windows and curled into the sky. It wasn’t going to be much longer now….and…. With an almighty crash, the timbers gave. The building crumpled, sending sparks and splinters in every direction. Shaking his head, he made to depart. From the corner of his eye, he saw three shapes thrown free of the wreckage, one writhing on the ground flaming. Might as well, he thought. With a flick of his wrist, a stiletto blade concealed in his sleeve fell into the waiting palm....   [tags: slaves, job, woman, man]

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The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

- ... During the 1940s to 1960s, women in India were treated like they were worthless. During that time period laws and rights in favor of the women in India began to be created, but they were not being exercised ”They are Bengal Sati Regulation Act of 1829...Anti-Sati Laws...Bombay, Hindu Widow Remarriage Act 1956, Hindu Women’s Right to Property Act in 1937...Shari at Act 1937...Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act 1939.”(Saxena 168) Even though there was many laws protecting the Indian women, the laws were ignored, as if they did not exist....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Marriage, Gender]

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Nike : An Effective American Supplier For Clothing, Athletic Gear, And Shoes

- ... The lady featured in this ad is not slim or skinny; she has meat on her bones but she also looks very toned and solid and she is wearing minimal clothing and boxing gloves to emphasize her muscles and her strength. She is standing up tall and confident at an angle with her fist up in a fighting position showing a facial expression that says, “I’m ready to win.” The title of this ad, “My Butt Is Big”, is bolded and in all caps to stress the context of the text. The text in this advertisement outlines her body which also highlights her curvy shape, putting more emphasis on the message....   [tags: Rhetoric, Woman, Inductive reasoning, Nike]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Paradise Of The Blind '

- In what ways and to what effect do female characters simultaneously enact and subvert Vietnamese gender roles. In the novel Paradise of the Blind, Doung Thu Huong explores the effect the Communist regime has had upon Vietnamese cultural gender roles. During the rule of the Communist Viet Minh, a paradigm shift occurred within which many of the old Vietnamese traditions were dismantled or altered. Dounh Thu Huong uses the three prominent female characters – Hang, Que and Aunt Tam – to represent the changing responsibilities of women in Vietnamese culture....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Woman, Gender]

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Roles Of Gender And Power

- For years, women have had to fight for voting rights, equal pay, and equal work opportunities. What this suggests, is that women have had to prove themselves to be accepted. Through the use of two interviews, the role of gender and power in love relationships was examined. The first interviewee, Monica Robles, is a 33-year-old, married woman and a mother of two. Monica describes herself a family oriented, powerful, independent, ambitious woman. She is a Relationship Banker at Bank of America, where she advises and guides highly valued customers with their financial needs....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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The Gender Roles Of Women

- ... In another example, the Christmas Special of 2013, a married couple lied about the husband’s shell shock to keep up the appearance that he is providing for his family even though the wife is the one holding them together. Her husband was full of shame from the fact that he was not living up to the male expectations of society. He was suppose to be strong and unwavering not a weak little boy who jumped at the sound of loud noises. (Christmas Special 2013) Most fathers relish their memories of being in the labor room and participating in the birth of their children....   [tags: Marriage, Gender role, Gender, Woman]

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Lies and Mendacity in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

- Lies and Mendacity run rampant in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. They help keep the play going and keep it interesting. The play shows us the lies that people tell themselves and other instead of the truth that is hard to accept but must be said. The entire family is involved with lies to Big Daddy and Big Momma, as are the doctors. They tell them that Big Daddy does not have cancer, but only a spastic colon. Brick lies to himself about his feelings for Skipper until Big Daddy forces him to face it. He then understands that he is upset about the way his clean friendship has been misinterpreted....   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]

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Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Exploring Pain in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof       "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof," written by Tennessee Williams is a brilliant play about a dysfunctional family that is forces to deal with hidden deceptions and hypocrisy.  The issues that this play revolves around transcend time and region.   By 1955 Tennessee Williams was already a well known and respected playwright. Theatergoers, as well as critics, had enthusiastically anticipated the arrival of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." Many loved the play, but they had difficulty with the play's resolution....   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Essays]

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Homosexual Theme in Tennessee William's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

- Homosexual Theme in Tennessee William's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof              In his essay "Come back to the Locker Room Ag'in, Brick Honey!" Mark Royden Winchell discusses several aspects of the homosexual theme in Tennessee William's play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Winchell describes the play as subversive because it casts doubt onto the innocence of male companionship, the two most tolerant characters are the most overtly heterosexual characters, and homosexuality is depicted as a personal rather than social or political problem, despite the time period of this play....   [tags: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof]

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Women During The Civil War

- Two articles were published in a Mississippi based newspaper in May and August of 1862 praising women for their efforts to assist soldiers stating that they “deserve high praise for the promptitude with which they have met the poor, hungry, suffering soldiers”1 and latter stating that “Heaven will reward them”.2 Upon first reading these quotes they may seem confusing or out of place for their time. However, a deeper look into the roles that women took on during the Civil War reveals a deep connection between the war efforts and the alteration of women’s gender roles in American Society....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, American Civil War]

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The Power Of The Woman

- ... She tells him, if he can find out what it is that women desire the most within a year, then he will be able to avoid death. As the knight searches through the town he receives a variety of answers. Some women say they desire: wealth and treasure, honor, pleasure, fancy clothes, and others happiness. During the knight’s search for the answer he sees the ferry woman (also known as Crone) in order to have someone to confide about the challenges he is facing while finding the answer to the Queen’s question....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Women]

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- ... He rode home, but the singing had so deeply touched his heart, that every day he went out into the forest and listened to it. Once when he was thus standing behind a tree, he saw that an enchantress came there, and he heard how she cried: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Thusly, Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair for the enchantress to climb up to her. 'If that is the ladder by which one mounts, I too will try my fortune, ' said he, and the next day when it began to grow dark, he went to the tower and bellowed: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Just as she had done her entire life, Rapunzel let her hair down, anticipating her usual caretaker....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Boy]

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The, The Beauty Of A Woman

- ... Women are willing to go through very painful experiences as long as it ensures that they can get to look like the women that they see in the media. From a very young age, there are stories of young ladies who view the models in the media as their role models and strive to be like the models when they grow up. The growing number of diet shows and nutrition blogs teaching women some of the things that they can do to achieve the perfect body is a clear indication of where the society stands when it comes to what is expected of the women....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Wife]

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Has Society Treated Men and Women Equally Through the Years?

- ... Being unable to raise their children was hundred times more painful than their heel-strings being cut to prevent them from escaping their masters. Jacob’s grandmother experienced this horrible consequence of slavery when her master died and her five children were divided among the master’s heirs. (9) How painful must have it been for Jacob’s mother to see her children being divided as if they were a piece of property. Are women the weaker sex. Absolutely not. Despite the inability to retain her children, she worked as hard as possible to save money hoping to purchase their freedom....   [tags: hard labor, slave woman]

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- ... Though the difference in pay could be understood if a man with the same job as a woman has a doctorate in a field related to the job, that is rarely the case being that most jobs require certain training, skills, and education. In households in which one or more women provide, it is important that they make the same amount as a male counterpart. Making 21 percent less than a man in the same position could be the difference between living in poverty or sustaining a normal household. As an example, if a man makes 30,000 a year and provides for his small family, he will do so effectively and without too much concern....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Female, Woman]

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Emancipation of a Woman in "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

- Any girl could say she is a woman. It takes a strong woman to be a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman does not rely on others for financial, mental and social needs. A woman like this takes pride in her-self and doesn’t let anyone put her down. Throughout the times a woman strives for her independence to become her own individual in life. Phenomenal Woman, written by Maya Angelou, is a poem which is an anthem for all women’s strength in their own womanhood. (Angelou 1) The poem speaks out to us women as far as of where we are in society....   [tags: feminism, Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou, ]

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- Authority isn’t something you can force on a system without inspiring resistance. But this exactly what the father in the film The Woman attempts. The father may get temporary compliance through shows of force and physical brutality the father will also inspire a sense of injustice. The film The Woman shows forced authority as a farce. The father brushes the woman’s hair and cringes at the putridness released. Shaking off his disgust he inspects the woman’s teeth pressing his fingertips against her lips....   [tags: Family, Woman, Mother, Girl]

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The Magazine : A Woman 's House

- ... The skills women acquired while managing the household were necessary to pursue any career . This is where the readers would get mixed messages about their career and home life. Even when women were pushed toward careers, they were told that taking care of her family was of utmost importance. Throughout the Ladies’ Home Journal, women were pushed to take care of their families by cooking for them. One quote says, “A woman who loves to cook is at peace with herself,” while another says, “Nourishing and delighting her family with wonderful food brings joy to a woman who loves her home.” In order for a woman to achieve her optimum happiness, she had to know how to cook to please your chil...   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Rape, Housewives]

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The New Woman By Bram Stoker

- ... Ultimately, in these two text it is not determined if the authors are in support or unsupportive of the new women because of the mixture of events and traits that occurs within these literature pieces. In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, the visualization of the new woman is truly undetermined because of the mixture betweens traits and characteristics that represent the new women, but also opposes it. Mina, an important character within the text seems to represent the idea of the new woman, possessing and wanting to attain knowledge but also uses all her obstacles to her benefit such as the vampire poison....   [tags: Dracula, Woman, Christina Rossetti]

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An Opinion About Being A Woman

- ... Most likely their mother was raised up and been through the same thing. It is like a life cycle and will be passed on to generations to generation until someone come in and change these laws and help give women their self-respect and independence back. Women in Egypt lifestyle In Egypt the laws itself is an enemy of women’s rights (Goldschmidt & Davidson, 2013). As a woman being in Egypt polygamy is legal only for men (Sezgin, 2011). A man can be divorce his wife at any time for no reason to be proven anyone in court....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Woman, Marriage]

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- ... The United States town, the town of Seguin is north of Cleófilas ' hometown and it is cold-hearted like the men in the story. Juan Pedro takes an active part in Cleófilas ' life, her husband; he physically abuses Cleófilas and breaks her precious possessions. There is no feminine identity for Cleófilas to relate to in her neighbors; Dolores is no longer a mother and Soledad is no longer a wife. Cleófilas and all the women in the literary story are a being dominating by some form of male power....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Mexico, Gender]

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The Wife Of Baths : A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

- I am sure we all know what communication, females, males, and language all are. Separate they are all simple terms that we all have grown to understand. But what happens when we combine all of these together. Communication between both male and female is possible but at times it goes in the wrong direction. I have read three different texts in this collection: The Wife of Baths Tale, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the news coverage of a woman’s rights campaign, In a Scattered Protest, Saudi Women Take the Wheel....   [tags: Woman, Gender]

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- ... More simply, society viewed women as domestic and submissive people who were supposed to maintain their household by caring for their children and husband. According to Linda L. Lindsey (2015), author and researcher of Gender Roles, believes the “messages for girls continue to be focused on home and family taking precedence over paid work” (p. 323). In other words, society want girls to believe women are always supposed to choose their family over going to work. For instance, society want women to be housewives instead of managing companies....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Family, Wife]

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The Myth of the Latin Woman

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's The Wrongs Of Woman

- ... Any child that they have will be under her husband’s instruction and his will. A woman has little to no claim to divorce. However, the man may break the vows of marriage at will. If a woman were to try this, she would be condemned and treated as an outcast; such is the fate of Martha. [W]hen, abandoned by the world, exposed to ridicule, branded with shame, and stigmatized for infamy, they had experienced the benevolence of her nature, and blessed that pity which contributed to the preservation of an existence, now marked with the worst badge of human depravity, Ingratitude !....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman]

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The New Woman Of Advertisements

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Being A Woman Is Defined?

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- Types Of Woman In Love. For many years now women have made great changes in their lives. Women have come so far from the past when they were simply just property, to now being almost equal to men. In today 's society if a woman wants something she can get it, but does that include love. Love is such a broad topic that has been written about for so long now you would think there would not be anything left to be said. On the contrary, because women 's roles have changed so much there is a whole new topic of love to be addressed....   [tags: Love, Poetry, Woman, Romance]

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What Makes A Pregnant Woman?

- It was two days before my baby sister was born. The sky was a gray with a white dim and I was wearing my favorite Bruno Mars shirt. On my way to the local grocery store my mom had mentioned how she wasn 't ready for the baby and didn 't know what would be the outcome. She went on saying that no matter how unprepared she felt there was no way she could give up her child. I just sat in the passenger side wondering why the first time of me hearing of this baby was a month ago. Crazy right, my mom told me another member of the family would soon be around a month before they was born....   [tags: Mother, Family, Woman, Pregnancy]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' This Woman '

- Although the suffrage movement in 1920 gave women more legal power poet Joy Davidman’s poem, This Woman, highlights the idea that women were still held to certain constraints that she hoped more women would reject in efforts to attain an equal standing within society. With the date of the poem marked as 1938 many facts about an average woman’s life and role in society can be suggested. The country had recently come out of the Great Depression when this poem was written. During this time women proved that they were just as resilient, if not more, than their male counterparts....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Great Depression]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Phenomenal Woman '

- ... One of the elements that Angelou uses is repetition in her poem and she uses it quite frequently so it sets a rhythm. She states how she is a woman phenomenally, Phenomenal woman, and it is repeated to make the reader associate women as phenomenal woman and strengths the word phenomenal. She further repeats words to get the readers attention. The word the is repeated many times when set consistency in the poem. That 's me is also repeated and is of which one of the most important words to Angelou since it is directly describing her first before anyone else....   [tags: Confidence, Self-confidence, Poetry, Woman]

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The Importance Of A Woman And The Hierarchy Of A Male

- Literature evokes the reader to form a whirlpool of ideas and emotions. One famous author that has been able to gain a vast audience is Kate Chopin. She has published many short stories such as “Story of an Hour”,” A Pair of Silt Stockings”, “A Respectable Women”, “Desiree 's Baby” and “The Storm” . These stories cause people to question whether their assumptions of a novel are correct. Two major themes that Chopin promotes throughout most of her work, is the importance of a woman and the hierarchy of a male....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Short story]

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Feminism : The Qualities Of A Woman

- ... On the other hand Mina Loy wrote a poem that was not even fully published; she had written it and after sent it to her friend who later shared it with the world; the poem was called “Feminist Manifesto” Loy talks about a woman should not “leave off looking to men” just to seek for something that does not represent yourself, instead look “within yourselves to find out what you are” (Loy p.2078) Both authors had similarity in these two poems, especially with femininity of a woman, learning who they really are in life, and not depending on what another gender tells them based on society....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Feminism]

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The Woman Hanging, By Joy Harjo

- ... They rocked her (15-18). This once again takes away from who she is now, like the quote regarding her two marriages, by stating who she was and implying that she has made mistakes. This quote implies that if one is born in to a middle class life, they cannot handle the stress that will inevitably accompany such a large jump in lifestyles. Throughout the quote, Harjo uses a sentence to define the woman’s relationships with different people instead of just writing one complex sentence. The use of such abrupt sentences shows that each relationship the woman has is separate from the other, therefore, the different people each see the woman in a different way....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Gender role]

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