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Patterns by Amy Lowell

- "Patterns" by Amy Lowell When one hears the words, "I sink on a seat in the shade," they will most likely form a visual image in their head, such as a person sitting under a tree. Amy Lowell, an imagist, uses sharp images, precise wording, and figurative speech as a means of poetic expression to arouse the senses of the reader. In "Patterns," Amy Lowell explores the hopeful liberty of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society has placed on her dissipates when she learns of her lover’s untimely death....   [tags: Patterns Amy Lowell Essays]

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The Life of Amy Lowell

- “For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.” I believe this is one of the greatest quotes written by Amy Lowell. I chose to write about Amy Lowell only because she looked interesting through her writing. I loved the fact that she was a rebel. She had a reputation for violating old-fashioned morals. She flaunted her obesity, smoked cigars, used swearing in her everyday language, and even had a same sex lover....   [tags: role, independence, values]

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Decade by Amy Lowell

- Decade by Amy Lowell When you came, you were like red wine and honey, And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. Now you are like morning bread, Smooth and pleasant. I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour, But I am completely nourished. Amy Lowell produced the majority of her poems after her acquaintance with the actress Ada Russell, a widow eleven years older than Lowell, with whom she shared the last thirteen years of her life. Russell became Lowell’s beloved companion, secretary, and nurturing muse....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Patterns by Amy Lowell

- Patterns by Amy Lowell On the outside, the speaker in Amy Lowell's "Patterns" acts the way Victorian society expects of her. However, on the inside, she expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. The speaker is confined to each "button, hook, and lace" of society's values. When confronted with an emotional situation, she bottles her feelings and only confesses them to herself. The "patterns" serve as guidelines for the speaker's life. The speaker is constantly bombarded by what Victorian society expects of her....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Amy Lowell's Poem A Decade

- Analysis of Amy Lowell’s Poem “A Decade'; In “A Decade,'; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover’s attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his/her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to “red wine and honey';....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Percival Lowell: The Founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

- Percival Lowell was a well-known businessman, mathematician, author, and astronomer. He is the founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is also well known for popularizing the idea that Mars had life. His ideas had an immense impact on science fiction, as well as science itself. Not only that, Lowell’s search for “Planet-X” led to the discovery of Pluto. On March 13, 1855, Percival Lowell was born in Cambridge, to a wealthy Bostonian family. His parents were Augustus Lowell, a president of cotton companies and director of banks, and Katherine Bigelow Lawrence, daughter of Abbott Lawrence, a textile manufacturer and founder of the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts....   [tags: space pioneer, planet x theory]

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Analysis of Lowell's Poem, Patterns

- “Patterns,” Amy Lowell explores the hopeful of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society has placed on her dissipates when she learns of her lover’s untimely death. She also expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. She mustn’t show any form of feeling, so she feels as if there is “not softness anywhere” about her. Confined by “whalebone and brocade,” the speaker continues to live up to the expectations society enforces upon her....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis]

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Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address

- The Struggle of Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address     "Woman is not born," feminist Andrea Dworkin wrote. "She is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so." Dworkin’s quote relates to women throughout history who have been forced to conform. Although women can be regarded highly in society, representing images of fertility, security, and beauty, many people still view them in stereotypical ways; some people believe that all women should act a certain way, never letting their true selves shine thro...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Dunbarton by Robert Lowell

- "Dunbarton" by Robert Lowell is one of the poems from his "Life Studies" book. It's a short poem of only two pages but it has very deep meaning. The poem alludes to the poet's relationship with his grandfather. In this essay I will analyze this piece in detail and talk about the author's connection with his grandfather. Robert Lowell prefers the use of free verse for his poems. He doesn't use a specific style for this piece; it is more free styled. He uses poetic language but there is no metered rhythm in the poem....   [tags: Poetry Life Studies Robert Lowell]

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Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering

- In 1822, a group of Boston merchants and traders began their campaign to transform a riverbank below the thirty-foot falls of the Merrimack River into "the greatest textile manufacturing establishment in the country." These capitalists dug and improved the Merrimack canal, constructed machine shops, and built housing for mill executives, foremen and operatives. The cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, and other New England sites began to employ the first female industrial labor force in the United States....   [tags: American History Lowell Papers]

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Chasing Amy: A Disregard for Societal Norm

- You know, I didn't just heed what I was taught, men and women should be together, it's the natural way, that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who just gets you - it's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male-female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person, to immediately halve your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender, that just seemed stupid to me....   [tags: Chasing Amy Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Two Kinds By Amy Tan

- Emotional Grotesque in Two Kinds Have you ever felt so trapped by something you do not want to follow. Many people are indisputably obliged to be something they do not want to be. The emotional grotesque which is somebody that hears and keeps in her/his heart one “truth”, and obsesses on it, plays an important role in the lives of these people. The idea of following only one thing, can change a person into a bad or good combination of feelings that later in life will determine her/his future depending on how the person takes the idea....   [tags: Need, Knowledge, Want, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds” is about the importance of a mother-daughter relationship and how it effects both of their lives. “Two Kinds” is a chapter from Amy Tan’s best selling novel book, The Joy Lucky Club, which is a collection of stories about immigrant Chinese mother’s and their daughters. In this chapter, Tan describes a unique character, Jing- mei, who has to deal with her mother’s constant preassure to be perfect causes her to sabatoge her own future for the sake of being stubborn, To begin with, Tan warns the reader of the mother’s hopes of the American Dream making the reader be suspicious of results of the dream....   [tags: Piano, Amy Tan, Parent, Frustration]

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Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- From the beginning of time, mothers and daughters have had their conflicts, tested each other’s patience, and eventually resolved their conflicts. In the story “Two Kinds,” written by Amy Tan, Jing-Mei and her mother are the typical mother-daughter duo that have their fair share of trials. Jing-Mei is an American Chinese Girl who struggles to please her mother by trying to be the “Prodigy” that her mother wishes for. Her mother has great ideas to make her daughter famous with hopes that she would become the best at everything she did....   [tags: Piano, Amy Tan, Family, Conflict]

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Unfulfilled Dreams in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds

- The short story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about conflict between a mother and daughter. A mother tries to live her life through her daughter and her daughter rebels. The prominent theme of this short story would seem to be "unfulfilled dreams”. After losing everything in China, the mother of Jing Mei comes to America with the dream that Jing Mei will have it all: fame, fortune, and most of all success unlike herself. Little does she know, her dream will be short-lived. All Parents have dreams for their children....   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]

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Success and Failure in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan, a child of Chinese immigrants, wrote the story “Two Kinds”, telling the tale of a Jing-Mei’s rebellion against her mother’s desire to change her into a prodigy. As Jing-Mei’s mother continually tells her she does not try hard enough to succeed, the conflict between Jing-Mei and her mother escalates. Jing-Mei grows more stubborn, making every effort to resist her mother, and the relationship devolves into a standoff where mother and daughter both refuse to budge from their position. “Two Kinds” shows the irony in Jing-Mei’s relationship with her mother; while her mother believes Jing-Mei does not try hard enough to succeed, Jing-Mei succeeds in her struggle for identity by refusing t...   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]

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The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

- A person must learn many hard lessons; standing up for themselves is among the most challenging. Fear of causing a commotion may always be present, but advocating a person advocating for themselves is essential for emotional health. To lack the ability to speak up for what one believes in, is to also lack power to dominate one’s circumstances. In the novel The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, the tension point between An-mei Hsu and her daughter, Rose Hsu Jordan, is Rose’s inability to stand up for herself; instead she just lets life happen....   [tags: Family, Amy Tan, Learning, Lindsay Lohan]

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The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

- The book I read is “The joy luck club”. It’s a novel written by Amy Tan, a Chinese American women, who wrote the book partly inspired by her own relationship to her mother. It traces the stories of four mothers who emigrate from China and their four very Americanized daughters. The main question raises from the story is the conflict between these mother-daughter pairs due to cultural differences, language barriers and generation gaps which lead to misunderstandings and communication problems. It also deals with the sacrifices mothers make, the mistakes they make in their own lives....   [tags: China, Overseas Chinese, Amy Tan, Family]

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Amy Tan 's Fish Cheeks

- As humans, we are all prone to the inevitable feeling of humiliation. However, being embarrassed about one’s own heritage is a feeling that no one should have to experience. In today’s day and age, learning to love who you are as an individual is a huge accomplishment. This is the core idea behind Amy Tan’s short story, “Fish Cheeks,” as she outlines the general idea of self-acceptance. The narrator, fourteen year old Tan, declares her love for her minister’s son, Robert, who unlike herself is “as white as Mary in the manger” (Tan 1)....   [tags: Christmas Eve, Christmas, The Reader, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan 's The Age Of 33

- Amy Tan would always read to escape what she was feeling, but not realizing that her parents had wanted her to be a doctor . Amy had other ideas of what she wanted to do with her life, she wanted to become and artist . Amy began written books at the age of 33. Amy Tan was born in the united states in 1952 both her parents immigrated from china. At the age of fifteen Amy lost her father an brother to brain tumor. After the lost of her father and older brother Amy mother took the away from the united states and move them to Switzerland....   [tags: Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, The Joy Luck Club]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- The Literary theme that has captivated my interest and has moved me to research and understand the content which it describes or analyze , would be The Ambition of Self improvement. This theme can be related with psychoanalytic criticism. The story that has inspired me to study this theme comes from a short fiction story written by Amy Tan, named “Two Kinds”. This story has primary conflict between mother and daughter, with self improvement being the main theme identified in the text. Conflict that emerges between parents and children are still common factors current in society today....   [tags: Fiction, Protagonist, Narrative, Amy Tan]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Classic Short Story

- Amy Tan’s classic short story, is a coming of age story as the main character wakes up to her heritage when she travels back to China. It is also a story of internal racial tension, not in the sense of prejudice, but internal racial conflict that exists inside Jing-mei as the battle between what she is by nature and what she is by birth. She suddenly discovers her long lost sisters just a month after her mother dies (Danielle 2014). She goes to China and after her arrival, Jing-Mei sees her two sisters who she has never seen before and finally realizes that both of them are as same as her mother....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Amy Tan, Twin]

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The Lowell Mills

- Workers in the Lowell Mills were required to live in the boardinghouses while working at Lowell. These boardinghouses were in clean, neat, and well painted. Although sometimes the boarders were sometimes crowded, conditions in the Lowell boardinghouses were often better than the women’s homes in other towns. While living at Lowell, boarders had many strict rules and regulations to follow. This primary source of the rules and regulations was most likely written by the management at Lowell to ensure residents in the boardinghouses knew what was expected of them....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Wage]

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The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

- Amy Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club, displays life lessons mothers pass down to their daughters through the character An-mei, while Janice Mirikitani mirrors the morales presented in Tan’s novel through her own work, “For a Daughter Who Leaves”. The Joy Luck Club follows a series of mothers and their daughters and how they perceive and react to the cultural gap between them. An-mei’s story follows her through her life in China and her new life in America. In China, she witnesses the abuse her mother goes through and eventually her mother’s suicide....   [tags: Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, The Joy Luck Club]

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The Duality of the American Dream in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds

- For millions of immigrants, America has been seen as the land of opportunity where anyone could become anything he or she wanted to be. A family that believes strongly in the American dream can be found in Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds.” The story centers around the daughter of a Chinese immigrant who desperately wants her daughter to become successful. In the story, the author shows the difficult lives immigrants face when moving to a new culture. In this short story, the theme shows the protagonist’s conflict with her mother on the type of daughter her mother wants her to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds]

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The Relationship Between a Mother and Daughter in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about the intricacies and complexities in the relationship between a mother and daughter. Throughout the story, the mother imposes upon her daughter, Jing Mei, her hopes and dreams for her. Jing Mei chooses not what her mother wants of her but only what she wants for herself. She states, "For, unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could be only me" (Tan 1). Thus this "battle of wills" between mother and daughter sets the conflict of the story....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Pretentious Mothers in Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Amy Tans’ Two Kinds

- In the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, a theme of embattled control is established through the association with their children. William’s long-winded Amanda is an overpowering, delusional Southern belle mother. Dead set on finding her slightly handicapped daughter Laura a suitable husband, and dictating how her creative, yet bored, son Tom should conduct himself in life. Amanda, through her nagging and domineering instructions over everything each of her children do, from how they eat, to how they should live out their lives, pushes them into mental seclusion....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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The Rules of the Game by Amy Tan

- The Rules of the Game by Amy Tan In "The Rules of the Game," a short story about a young Chinese-American girl, Waverly Jong, embarks journey to become a chess master. Waverly's mother believes she is a key component during this journey. Even though the mother actually has no true role in Waverly's adventure, she continues to believe it is her as the one who is succeeding. This belief is a necessity for Waverly's mother because she has nothing for herself. Waverly's mother has to live through her daughter because of her own lack of success....   [tags: Amy Tan Chinese American]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In “Two Kinds,” Amy Tan explores a theme of independence. Jing-me is an impressionable nine year old girl living in an apartment with her parents. She struggles with the high expectations of her mother, to become a prodigy. The conflict results in a rebellious independence. Tan develops Jing-me’s character as willful, defiant, and insecure. To begin, Tan demonstrates that Jing-me’s willfulness stands in the way of her success. For example, after failing many of her mothers prodigy tests, she begins to hate them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In the story 'Two Kinds'; by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother's constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity against her mother's wishes shows how parents cannot control their child's life; they can only point them in the right direction and let them make their own choices....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- "Two Kinds" is truly an amazing work; it captivates readers with by telling a story of a young girl trying to find herself. Amy Tan does a phenomenal job, not only by portraying a very real mother-daughter relationship, but at showing how much a young girl can change. Jing-Mei evolves throughout the story in a way that many people can relate to; crushed hopes, obeying your parents even if it means doing something you don't want to do, and finally standing up for what you believe in. Since "You could be anything you wanted to be in America" (Tan 348) Jing-Meis' mother thought that meant that you had to be a prodigy....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In the short story, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan, a Chinese mother and daughter are at odds with each other. The mother pushes her daughter to become a prodigy, while the daughter (like most children with immigrant parents) seeks to find herself in a world that demands her Americanization. This is the theme of the story, conflicting values. In a society that values individuality, the daughter sought to be an individual, while her mother demanded she do what was suggested. This is a conflict within itself....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- Lost In Time Amy Tan 's novel, The Joy Luck Club, explores the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers with that of their four Chinese-American daughters. The differences in the upbringing of those women born around the 1920’s in China, and their daughters born in California in the 80’s, is undeniable. The relationships between the two are difficult due to lack of understanding and the considerable amount of barriers that exist between them. At the beginning of the novel, Suyuan Woo begins telling the story of The Joy Luck Club, a group started by a small family of Chinese women during World War II, where "we feasted, we laughed, we played games, lost and won, we told the bes...   [tags: Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, China]

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Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- “With time and maturity, Tan says, she gained a sense of pride in her heritage and formed a connection with her mother” (“The Joy Luck Club” 235). Like their author, the daughters in The Joy Luck Club experience a transformation in attitude towards their mothers and China over the course of the story, but the essential theme is more universal than that. Through the relationships of Chinese-born mothers and their American-born daughters, Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club speaks to not only generational and cultural struggles within immigrant families but the struggle of all people to discover a unique identity....   [tags: Family, Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club]

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The Relationship of Mothers and their Expectations of Daughters in Amy Tan’s "Two Kinds"

- Our mothers have played very valuable roles in making us who a we are and what we have become of ourselves. They have been the shoulder we can lean on when there was no one else to turn to. They have been the ones we can count on when there was no one else. They have been the ones who love of us for who we are and forgive us when no one else wouldn’t. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” the character Jing-mei experiences being raised by a mother who has overwhelming expectations for her daughter, causes Jing-mei to struggle with who she wants to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, mothers]

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Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, intends to make reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother. Instead, she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind all along the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her opinion. Instead of giving instruction of how to solve a family issue, the author chooses to write a narrative diary containing her true feeling toward events during her childhood, which offers reader not only a clear account, but insight on how the narrat...   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue

- Amy Tan's Story Mother Tongue A good portion of Americans today speak English as their first language. However, what makes us different is that it is rare to find two people that speak the exact same English. This is the argument Amy Tan makes in her story “Mother Tongue”. A first-generation Asian American, Tan emigrated from China to Oakland, California, where she became a famous writer. She shares her personal story of the English she speaks, and how much the people you are around can change the way you converse....   [tags: Amy Tan Mother Tongue]

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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

- Amy Tan's Mother Tongue In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan talks about how language influenced her life while growing up. Through pathos she explains to her audience how her experiences with her mother and the Chinese language she came to realize who she wanted to be and how she wanted to write. The author, Tan, has written the books The Joy Luck Club, and The Kitchen God's Wife. She is Asian-American, her parents are originally from China, but moved to Oakland, California. The audience in Tan's essay is people 20-35 years old who are culturally diverse....   [tags: Amy Tan Writing Chinese Essays]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- Joseph Campbell defines a hero as “someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself ” (Moyers 1). The Hero’s Journey consists of three major parts: the separation, the initiation and the return. Throughout a character’s journey, they must complete a physical or spiritual deed. A physical deed involves performing a daunting and courageous act that preserves the well-being of another person. A spiritual deed calls for action that improves another individual’s state of mind....   [tags: Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, The Joy Luck Club]

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Literary Analysis Of Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- Literary Analysis of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club Born to Chinese immigrant parents, Amy Tan is a second-generation Chinese American. Although Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club (1989) isn’t strictly autobiographical, Tan has managed to slide bits and pieces of her life in the novel. Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club (1989) consists of four sections narrated by four Chinese Immigrant mothers and four of their American born Chinese daughters; The Joy Luck Club (1989) is divided into four main sections narrated in third person by the mothers and daughters....   [tags: United States, China, Overseas Chinese, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan’s Search for Self-Identity: Intertwining Fiction and Biography

- Nearly two decades after Amy Tan was born, she began to uncover information that her family previously withheld from her. As time went on it, it started to consume her every thought, she found writing as an escape and used it as a tool to discover who she was individually. Many speculate as to whether Tan’s literature is a direct reflection of her personal experiences, there are countless similarities between the two. Tan and her mother had many barriers to overcome throughout the course of their relationship, and most of Tan’s work reflects distressed mother-daughter relationships....   [tags: joy luck club, amy tan, self identity]

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The Invisible Woman By Bharati Mukherjee And Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

- Both An Invisible Woman by Bharati Mukherjee and Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, are stories of women who have been held back and controlled by prejudice. In Mukherjee’s essay, she tells the story of herself living in Toronto and what it means to be a visible minority in big cities. Whereas, Tan speaks of her mother’s English, what it means to be a second generation Canadian, and how language and communication can hold people back. Both essays are based off the theme of prejudice, however, they are told from different perspectives and one woman seems content while the other frustrated and trapped....   [tags: Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, Bharati Mukherjee]

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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

- Amy Tan's Mother Tongue The Essay written by Amy Tan titled 'Mother Tongue' concludes with her saying, 'I knew I had succeeded where I counted when my mother finished my book and gave her understandable verdict' (39). The essay focuses on the prejudices of Amy and her mother. All her life, Amy's mother has been looked down upon due to the fact that she did not speak proper English. Amy defends her mother's 'Broken' English by the fact that she is Chinese and that the 'Simple' English spoken in her family 'Has become a language of intimacy, a different sort of English that relates to family talk' (36)....   [tags: English Language Amy Tan Mother Essays]

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Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis and the Characters in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls

- Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, essentially wrote the show about nothing. After not having a job for years, Sherman had writer’s block. On television, everything she saw seemed the same, identical characters and paralleling plots, she desired to create something different. Once, she had visited the small town of Washington, Connecticut and loved the “everyone knows everything” idea. So she thought, “Why not make a show about it?” After tweaks by the production company, Gilmore Girls was born....   [tags: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls, Sigmund Freu]

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Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster

- Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster In Amy Foster, Joseph Conrad has written a great story that shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on The Mythology of Love. The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see the differences between him and the English people as the others of Brenzett do. However, later in the story, compassion turns to passion....   [tags: Amy Foster Essays]

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Mother Daughter Relationship in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- I’m not You, I’m Me For many of us growing up, our mothers have been a part of who we are. They have been there when our world was falling apart, when we fell ill to the flu, and most importantly, the one to love us when we needed it the most. In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it begins with a brief introduction to one mother’s interpretation of the American Dream. Losing her family in China, she now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. However, the young girl, Ni Kan, mimics her mother’s dreams and ultimately rebels against them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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East Meets the West in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan‘s ―Two Kinds‖ is a tale of a young Chinese girl‘s life as an adolescent and the influence that her mother has on her growing up. Coming from a first-generation immigrant Korean family, I can‘t help but completely relate to growing up around that type of ―support.‖ Although my parents were fairly westernized in their way of thinking, we had an aunt living with us whom we affectionately called the Tiger Aunt growing up. Having no natural children of her own, she treated my siblings and me as if we were her own children and pretty much had free rein to direct us and help to raise us in any way that she wanted, which was with a very traditional and old fashioned perspective....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Conflicting Points of View in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- The story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about a mother and daughter who have strong conflicting ideas about what it means to have a sense of self. This may be partly due to the mother growing up in China, which is a very different culture than the American culture where endless opportunities are available to anyone who wants to pursue them. Jing-mei's mother wants her daughter to be the best, a prodigy of sorts, and to have the kind of life, full of hopes and dreams that she did not have. In the beginning of the story Jing-mei liked the idea of becoming a prodigy however, the prodigy in her became impatient....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds For a lot of us growing up, our mothers have been an integral part of what made us who we are. They have been the one to forgive us when no one else could. They have been the one to comfort us when the world seemed to turn to evil. They have been the one to shelter us when the rain came pouring down. And most importantly, they have been the one to love us when we needed it the most. In "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan, Jing-mei is a young daughter of a Chinese immigrant....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Amy Tan's “The Joy Luck Club” The “Joy Luck Club,” by Amy Tan, is a collection of short stories about the relationships between Chinese born mothers and their American born daughters. The story called “Four Directions” is about a woman named Waverly Jong. The story is about Waverly trying to tell her mother that she is getting married to a American man named Richard. Waverly was a chess champion as while she was a young girl and she remembers the strategy that she used in her matches, and in her life, as she tries to tell her mother about a marriage to an American man....   [tags: Amy Tan Joy Luck Club Essays]

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The Issue Of Slavery By James Russell Lowell

- “They are slaves who fear to speak/ For the fallen and the weak.” This line is from the poem “Stanzas on Freedom”. It was written by one of the Cambridge poets, James Russell Lowell, during the 1800 's, a time when the issue of slavery was constantly debated, and was on everyone’s mind. Some felt that slavery was a completely virtuous practice, saying that life as a slave in America was far better than being a free man in Africa (Miller, 132) Others didn 't themselves agree with slavery, but believed that the citizens of a free country should be able to choose whether or not they wanted to own slaves....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Birth control]

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A Game Changer: Lowell Weicker, Jr.

- A Game Changer When Lowell Weicker, Jr. took office, doing the “right thing” was the way he planned to navigate his political career. Many politicians, even to this day, lose sight of doing what is right, as what is right may not be what is always politically popular. But for Weicker, doing the “right thing” was the only way. Weicker was a man of honor, an advocator for human rights, an 18-year Congressman/Senator for the United States, and a four-year governor for the State of Connecticut. During his tenure in office, he fought for doing the “right thing”, even if it challenged his political appeal....   [tags: political career, the right thing]

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Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue

- Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue The purpose of Amy Tan’s essay, “Mother Tongue,” is to show how challenging it can be if an individual is raised by a parent who speaks “limited English” (36) as Tan’s mother does, partially because it can result in people being judged poorly by others. As Tan’s primary care giver, her mother was a significant part of her childhood, and she has a strong influence over Tan’s writing style. Being raised by her mother taught her that one’s perception of the world is heavily based upon the language spoken at home....   [tags: Amy Tan A Mother’s Tongue]

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A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds

- A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds" begins with a brief introduction to one mother's interpretation of the American dream. The Chinese mother who lost her family in her native homeland now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. Those of us who are parents want what is best for our children. We strive to make our children's futures better. In some cases, when our own dreams have either been destroyed or not realized, we project our dreams and wishes on our children....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds

- Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds In her short story "Two Kinds," Amy Tan utilizes the daughter's point of view to share a mother's attempts to control her daughter's hopes and dreams, providing a further understanding of how their relationship sours. The daughter has grown into a young woman and is telling the story of her coming of age in a family that had emigrated from China. In particular, she tells that her mother's attempted parental guidance was dominated by foolish hopes and dreams....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Mother Daughter Relationships in works by Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan

- The Power of a Mother In their articles, Chang Rae-Lee and Amy Tan establish a profound ethos by utilizing examples of the effects their mother-daughter/mother-son relationships have had on their language and writing. Lee’s "Mute in an English-Only World" illustrates his maturity as a writer due to his mother’s influence on growth in respect. Tan, in "Mother Tongue," explains how her mother changed her writing by first changing her conception of language. In any situation, the ethos a writer brings to an argument is crucial to the success in connecting with the audience; naturally a writer wants to present himself/herself as reliable and credible (Lunsford 308)....   [tags: Chang Rae Lee Amy Tan]

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Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club An author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women....   [tags: Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club]

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Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System

- Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System During the mid-nineteenth century, as the industrial revolution was taking shape, so too, was an economic system in Lowell, Massachusetts. The system involved a series of textile mills, which hired mostly women from rural towns, which were slowly giving way to the large cities as a result of industrialization. The textile mills hired the women to work long hours in brutal, often dangerous conditions, and many paid high rent to company boardinghouses....   [tags: Economics Norma Rae Matewan Essays]

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The Lowell Textile Mills

- The Lowell Textile Mills The Lowell textile mills were a new transition in American history that explored working and labor conditions in the new industrial factories in American. To describe the Lowell Textile mills it requires a look back in history to study, discover and gain knowledge of the industrial labor and factory systems of industrial America. These mass production mills looked pretty promising at their beginning but after years of being in business showed multiple problems and setbacks to the people involved in them....   [tags: US History Textile Industry]

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Mother-Daughter Communication in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Mother-Daughter Communication in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club       Of the many stories involving the many characters of "The Joy Luck Club", I believe the central theme connecting them all is the inability of the mothers and their daughters to communicate effectively.    The mothers all have stories of past struggles and hard times yet do not believe their daughters truly appreciate this fact.  The mothers of the story all want their daughters to never have to go through the struggles they themselves had to go through, yet they are disappointed when their daughters grow up and do not exhibit the respect or strength of their mothers.  This is the ironic paradox of the story.    T...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays Amy Tan Papers]

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rober lowell

- Te poem by Robert Lowell seems as if he was remembering his mother’s death and what he had gone through during that time. He tells the story in a poem in a sequential order from being in the hospital, being in the car with her dead body and finally in the cemetery burying her. In the hospital we can see that he remembers that the nurse could only speak in Italian. We also see that, he kind of knew that his mom was going to die because he says that there is only a week left of her existence. By thinking about all this Robert Lowell starts to tear and I guess does cry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Daughter Relationships - Daughter Pushed to the Brink in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- A Daughter Pushed to the Brink in Joy Luck Club      In Amy Tan's novel, Joy Luck Club, the mother of Jing-mei recognizes only two kinds of daughters: those that are obedient and those that follow their own mind. Perhaps the reader of this novel may recognize only two types of mothers: pushy mothers and patient mothers.  The two songs, "Pleading Child" and "Perfectly Contented," which the daughter plays, reinforce the underlying tension in the novel. These songs represent the feelings that the daughter, Jing-mei, has had throughout her life....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays Amy Tan Papers]

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Sailing Home from Rapallo by Robert Lowell

- Sailing Home from Rapallo by Robert Lowell There are many distinctive qualities in the poem "Sailing Home from Rapallo" by Robert Lowell. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the poem is the fact that the reader experiences Robert Lowell's personal journey. Lowell focuses on a specific event rather than emotions, and he constantly changes his tone of voice, interrupting the poem. Lowell also brings other exterior characters and emotions into the poem. Lowell uses many poetic devices to bring his poem to life; Lowell uses onomatopoeia and extreme juxtapositions to enhance his poem....   [tags: Papers]

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The Life and Career of Amy Tan

- Amy Tan, an accomplished Chinese-American author, is well-known for her incorporation of her Chinese heritage into her works of literature. Amy Ruth Tan was born to John and Daisy Tan on February 19, 2952 (“Amy Tan Biography”). Although Amy Tan’s parents were both born in China, she was American born. Daisy Tan was born to a wealthy family in Shanghai, China. John Tan, on the other hand, was an electrical engineer and Baptist minister. Amy Tan’s parents met in a dangerous decade of the 1940’s in China while battles were being fought on all fronts....   [tags: Biography, Chinese-American Author]

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The Life of Amy Winehouse

- The Life of Amy Winehouse Even though Amy was a drug addict and alcohol abuser, She still managed to release platinum-selling albums. Originating from the little known town of Southgate in north London, her inspiring music helped rise the popularity for female musicians in the industry. Amy was born in Enfield, London, in England September 14, 1983. She was raised into a culturally jewish family, but they didn’t consider themselves religious. Amy’s mother was Janis Winehouse, she was a pharmacist....   [tags: Singer, Drug Addict, Alcohol Abuser, London]

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The Cult Of Ethnicity By Amy Tan

- According to Schlesinger, in "The Cult of Ethnicity" America was "inescapably English in language, ideas and institutions" and it still is. Amy Tan 's "Mother Tongue" supports that nothing has changed, America is still "inescapably English in language". To be treated as an American one has to speak fluent English and if one doesn 't it makes them seen and feel inferior, creating an image that non - English speakers don 't deserve respect. Therefore different ethnicities in America should assimilate to avoid discrimination....   [tags: United States, English language, Ethnic group]

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Amy Bishop: The Deadly Professor

- ... The police quickly ruled Seth’s death was accidental. Rumors seemed to be spreading after Seth’s death that suggested the state and local officials may have intervened to make things easier for Amy Bishop and her family, some speculate that the reason was because Amy’s mother had political connections (Hawkins, 2010). Bishop’s family spent another ten years in Braintree. Bishop took some time off from her studies, she returned in 1988 where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Bishop and her husband were married the following year and held their wedding in the same location where Seth’s funeral was held....   [tags: gun shots, pipe bomb, incidents]

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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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A World On The Edge By Amy Chua

- “A World on the Edge” by Amy Chua discusses in depth the link between globalization and ethnic violence in several countries. Chua, a Yale Law professor, published her article in 2002 to the Wilson Quarterly and updated it in 2014. She has many crucial points throughout her article, but her core argument would be the effects that market-dominant minorities have on developing countries. Market-dominant minorities would be considered any ethnic group that is not the majority, but are the leading source of revenue and the wealthiest group in that specific country....   [tags: Capitalism, Laissez-faire, Developing country]

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Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

- Amy Tan is the writer of the article Mother Tongue”. She is the author of different novels including children books, essays, and memoir. Tans work has appeared in McCall’s, Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and other magazines. Her novel she is recognized the most for is The Joy Luck Club ( 1989). Amy Tan states that she is not a Scholar of English but a writer. Amy focuses on her mother much throughout this essay because she has learned through the experiences of her mother that people can be cruel to people they see as less off than what they are....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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A Pair Of Tickets By Amy Tan

- “The minute our train leaves the Hong Kong border and enters Shenzhen, China, I feel different. I can feel the skin on my forehead tingling, my blood rushing through a new course, my bones aching with a familiar old pain. And I think, my mother was right. I am becoming Chinese. (179). In the story A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan, the protagonist character, Jing-mei, finds herself in several difficult situations due to how her social and cultural upbringing has shaped her. She finds herself pulled between her Chinese DNA and her American background....   [tags: Family, China, Short story, Sibling]

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A Pair Of Tickets By Amy Tan

- “A Pair of Tickets” The struggle of self identity as she realized that all this while, her mother was right. Once you are born Chinese, you cannot help but feel and think Chinese. Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” presents an incredibly interesting perspective of a woman named Jing mei who is traveling through her native country of china, embarks on this journey of self-discovery to find her true chinese roots. The opening scene of "A Pair of Tickets" is an appropriate setting for Jing mei remark of becoming Chinese, because the introduction grabs the audience attention....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Birth order]

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Amy Vangsgard and Entrepreneuer and Technology

- Amy Vangsgard Amy Vangsgard who happens to be a cray illustrator seems to have made an impression on the international scene and things are going on rather quickly as far as her rapport and repute is concerned in this forum. The world is a globalized village and the things are changing rather quickly and the world is one big arena where the things take their own time and pace and the pace of change is as pronounced as our mind is capable of thinking. In more than one ways it has been our own doing from one end to another....   [tags: Business, Market]

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The Book Clean by Amy Reed

- ... Olivia thought that she doesn’t need to be in rehab and should be at school getting ready for college. Over all Olivia is just paranoid. She is paranoid about herself, her friends, her situation, her family, and her OCD doesn’t help any of that. The main event that shows that she was paranoid all throughout the book is when at the end when she has a seizure due to so much anxiety and tension that built up over time. No one ever really understood Olivia. The way that she would go hours touching up her room, moving everything one inch to the left then a little bit more to the right bothered everyone....   [tags: rehabilitation for drug addicts]

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Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

- Mother Tongue by Amy Tan America is a melting pot; it is filled with people with different backgrounds. Many people settled here in America as an immigrant to have more opportunities to start a better life. Many people came here with nothing but their cultures, knowledge, beliefs and behaviors which they shared amongst others in society. In society, starting with the earlier generation there was shared culture of classes, although everyone portrays immigrants as the lowest class. They are always disliked particularly for coming here as an immigrant, even though most people have very similar backgrounds whether they want to admit it or not....   [tags: Communication, Need, Want, English language]

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Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

- Mother Tongue by Amy Tan America is much diversified; it is filled with people with different backgrounds. Many people settled here in America as an immigrant to have more opportunities to start a better life. Many people came here with nothing but their cultures, knowledge, beliefs and behaviors which they shared amongst others in society. In society, starting with the earlier generation there was shared culture of classes, although everyone portrays immigrants as the lowest class. They are always disliked particularly for coming here as an immigrant, even though most people have very similar backgrounds, whether they want to admit it or not....   [tags: Communication, Need, Want, English language]

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The Body Lies By Amy Bloom

- “Did it happen before to see someone and wonder if he/she a male or female?” To understand the appraisement of identity, people should ask themselves “Is there a difference between sex and gender?” The society recognizes that sex is the biological state that recognizes one 's actual personality once he/she is conceived, yet sexual orientation is the perspective that the individual has and grows up with. Elinor Burkett’s article, “What Makes a Women?” the author provides theories to prove that women should not be stereotyped or identified by males....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Female, Male]

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The Novel Emma by Amy Heckerling

- Clueless (1995) directed by Amy Heckerling recontextualises Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma into the context of modern day society, exploring the character transformations of their respective protagonists, Cher and Emma. Both texts are satirical, though insightful reflections of the societal constructs of their time periods, Regency England and postmodern America, through the examination of their major themes, gender and class. The contrasts in the changed contextual attitudes and values with respect to class structure and women’s freedoms in Clueless highlight the significant disparity between the current society and that of 19th century England, while the similar attitudes regarding a social...   [tags: class system, gender]

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The Book After By Amy Efaw

- The book After was written by Amy Efaw. The story line was intended for young adult readers in grades seven and up. A typical 7th grader is around thirteen years old. Around this age is typical for girls to be having their menstrual cycle. At this time it is also possible for these girls to become pregnant if they are sexually active. Nearly 48 percent of teen have had sex by the age of 17 (American). Parents should talk with their teens about sex, preventive measure for pregnancy and STDs. Sexual activity is a part of life some may believe it is something that you should wait to do until you’re married....   [tags: Pregnancy, Human sexual behavior]

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A Stolen Party, By Amy Tan

- Lillian Heker and Amy Tan are two fictional authors who illustrate varying perspectives on the social mores and social conditions surrounding their child protagonists. Heker exemplifies in her short story, A Stolen Party, an incident where a child is prejudicially judged based on parent’s social and economic status. She exemplifies an incident where her child protagonist receives differential treatment solely based on her family’s unfortunate financial status. She demonstrates that her protagonist’s personality and talents exceed those of a wealthy family’s child....   [tags: Sociology, Social status, Short story, Fiction]

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