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Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood

- Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood   Catherine Anderson's poem "Womanhood" tells about a young girl and her transition to womanhood.  In this intricately woven poem the reader will learn very little about the girl.  Neither she nor her mother are ever named, and no information is given about them or their family life.  What the reader does discover is what lies ahead for her as she begins her first day sewing rugs.  The poem begins a few moments before she enters the gates of the sweatshop that symbolizes her entry into womanhood.  Anderson uses metaphor within this poem to dramatize the difference in what lies ahead for her.  She should be looking forward to a br...   [tags: Anderson Womanhood Essays]

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The Cult of True Womanhood 1820-1860, by Barbara Welter

- The conditions of the women in the United States during the nineteenth century, woman were basically expected to obey their husbands and pressure the role of housewife. "The Cult of True Womanhood" by Barbara Welter allows a person to understand the life for a woman during this time. Most women write about fighting for women’s right in the nations, where Welter decided to take a different approach. The purpose of “The Cult of True Womanhood” was to educate people about the life of a woman in the 19th century....   [tags: The Cult of True Womanhood Essays]

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Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

- Despite the fact that there are people who simply do not want to communicate with others, there are those who do not think or know that there are institutions that they can reach out to for help. In the novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, each character sees the world with a different perception of what life should be like, often a distorted perception, and their neurosis is caused by the isolation of the small town. Neurosis is the term for the distress of the mind causing a person to behave socially different from others; it is also seen as abnormal nature....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio]

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Analysis of Anderson's Trailblazing

- After reading Trailblazing by Eric Anderson I was blown away by the story told in the book. It is a story of self-realization, persecution, and perseverance. At first it was hard to believe that this was the same person I see in lecture twice a week. It shows the fears and terrors that closeted homosexuals go through to keep their secret, then the oppression they face after coming out. It has truly opened my eyes to the hardships gay people face when wanting to do no more than be themselves but can't for fear of being abandoned by loved ones and ridiculed by others....   [tags: Eric Anderson]

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Inside The League by Scott Anderson, and Jon Lee Anderson

- Inside The League by Scott Anderson, and Jon Lee Anderson     For over ten years progressive researchers in this country and in Europe have been uncovering evidence linking certain American conservatives and rightists to racist and fascist movements around the globe through a shadowy organization called the World Anti-Communist League. Now the book "Inside the League" exposes the hidden nature of the League and documents in devastating detail a parade of League-affiliated authoritarian ideologues marching from the death camps of Nazi Germany into the parlors of Reagan's White House....   [tags: Inside The League Scott Anderson]

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a story written in the first person about a young girl named Melinda Sordino. The title of the book, Speak, is ironically based on the fact that Melinda chooses not to speak. The book is written in the form of a monologue in the mind of Melinda, a teenage introvert. This story depicts the story of a very miserable freshman year of high school. Although there are several people in her high school, Melinda secludes herself from them all....   [tags: Anderson Speak Teenage Depression]

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Barbara Anderson's First Fieldwork

- Barbara Anderson's First Fieldwork Précis: “First Fieldwork” 1. Where did Barbara Anderson’s fieldwork take place and what was the goal of her research. Barbara Anderson’s fieldwork took place in the fishing village of Taarnby, Denmark on the island of Amager in the Oresund in the 50’s. The goal of her research was to publish the unseen side of fieldwork. She wanted to share the personal and professional sides of fieldwork with the reader. She went to the island to help her husband study culture change....   [tags: Barbara Anderson Anthropology Essays]

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The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson

- The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson A common staple of horror stories—in film and on the page—is the scene of the frightened and indignant villagers chasing the monster who has been terrorizing the townsfolk. In Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands,” the protagonist, Adolph Myers (Wing Biddlebaum) is a well-intentioned individual whose actions the people around him contort so that he becomes more fiend than friend. In Wing Biddlebaum, the very aspects of his character that make him human are those that society distorts to make him into a maladapted monster: first, the mystery that surrounds him causes the townspeople to misunderstand him; second, because of the accusations of his...   [tags: Humanity Sherwood Anderson Essays]

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Isolation in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- Isolation in Winesburg, Ohio       Winesburg, Ohio is a story of lost or nonexistent connections with other human beings. Every character throughout the text has a want, a need, to connect with someone or something. Each individual faces a life of isolation. In most cases the solitary nature of their lives is self-inflicted. This self-punishment seems to be the outcome of a deeply personal hatred towards the characters' perceived differences with the rest of the Winesburg population. This is the fact that elevates Winesburg, Ohio above the rest....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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An Analysis of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio

- An Analysis of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio Under the guise of simplicity, Sherwood Anderson weaves an intricate tale of man's struggle for understanding and love in Winesburg, Ohio. Against a backdrop rich with symbolism, he examines man's truths crumbling behind the walls he has built. Anderson employs a strong use of symbolism in "Adventure." Waiting in vain for a self-made fantasy to realize, Alice Hindman sacrifices a meaningful life within society. Alice's "outward existence appears to run steadily downhill into dull meaninglessness, her inward life climbs with increasing intensity toward a climax of desperation and hysteria" (Joselyn 450)....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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The Many Themes in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- The Many Themes in Winesburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio is a compilation of short tales written by Sherwood Anderson and published as a whole in 1919. The short tales formulate the common themes for the novel as follows: isolation and loneliness, discovery, inhibition, and cultural failure. In order to examine these themes, Anderson's history must be understood and examined to provide illumination upon why Anderson came to such beliefs about human life. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Hollow Words in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- Hollow Words in Winesburg, Ohio       Sherwood Anderson, in his masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio was writing against the notion that stories have to have a plot which reveals a moral idea or conclusion. Like the "tales" that Doctor Parcival tells George Willard in "The Philosopher," Anderson's short stories also seem to "begin nowhere and end nowhere" (51). We as readers must, like George Willard, decide if such stories are little more than "a pack of lies" or if rather, "they contain the very essence of truth" (51)....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Essay on Language and Mores in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- Language and Mores in winesburg, ohio Language and literature lead parallel lives. What changes most often and most dramatically is the language we use to describe events and feelings that are common to all times. Language shifts, stretches, adopts, and absorbs -- it drops antiquated terms and picks up a few new ones, and you don't have to look far to find novels and short stories grown stale from shaky, outdated prose, from too many neo-tropisms, catch-phrases, and slang with a short shelf-life....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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The Synecdochic Motif in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- The Synecdochic Motif in Winesburg, Ohio       The sum of the parts of the vignettes of townsfolk of Winesburg, Ohio is greater than the whole novel. Winesburg, too, is only one town in all of Ohio, which is one of a host of states in the U.S. This magnification is at the heart of the novel, in which synecdoche is the main lens through which Sherwood Anderson allows us to regard the grotesques. This narrow aperture of perception does not compromise full characterization, but instead forces the reader into searching for subtle connections within and across the sketches....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Fading Away in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

-       The final sentence of Winesburg, Ohio imprints the image of the town fading away as George Willard departs for the city. In fact, to view the novel in larger units, the final chapter is conspicuously named "Departure," and for any reader who bothers to take in the table of contents page before starting the book it is fairly easy to deduce how Winesburg, Ohio will end before it even begins. The notion of escape from the town of Winesburg is common throughout the book, and the intended destination for escape is usually some undefined "city." As a recurring element, however, it fits into a broader theme of the novel, that of a need for change in general....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Analysis of Laura Anderson's Speak

- SPEAK The plot of the book, Speak is that Melinda Sordino, a freshman at Merryweather High went to an end of the summer party with some of her friends. Things take a turn for the worst when a senior named Andy Evans sexually assaults her at the party without her friends knowing about it. Melinda is frightened, afraid, and does not know what to do so she calls 911 busting the party, and causing her friends and everyone at that school to hate her, even if they don’t know her. As the story progresses, you get to see Melinda “grow” and finally speak out about what happened to her at the party....   [tags: character analysis, laura anderson]

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Heroes Are People Who Overcome Antagonism in a Mature Way, as in "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson

- A person who overcomes antagonistic and unnecessary issues in a mature and powering manor. That is the definition of a hero to me. Someone who is being hurt and sees others hurt from the actions and takes charge and does everything in his power to change it. Someone who puts others before themselves and acts in the most chivalrous way. The definition of a hero is different for everyone. Some one might think of a hero as someone who can lift a car and put it on their back, or gives a dying person their kidney....   [tags: heroes, Twisted, Laurie Halse Anderson,]

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A Finer Womanhood

- There are many ways which one could interpret the topic of finer womanhood, and indeed the call of womanhood is deep. As females we symbolize suffrage and bravery acknowledging our potentials. All women have a role to fill which varies through the years as culture evolved. Today women are treated and seen with respect and equality. It hasn't always been this way, however, during our nation's early years, a small number of hard working women have competed to obtain women's rights. Because of this cause, every women, regardless of its race, can vote, speak publicly, make self decisions, hold government office, and work outside home....   [tags: Women]

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Water and Womanhood in Ancient Greece

- In the times of ancient Greece, there were ample tales, myths, and legends surrounding the realm of the sea; many of which included fearsome beasts, epic struggles, and angered gods. There are tales of vengeance, spite, cruelty, and rage, but there are also those of understanding, compassion, helpfulness, and benevolence. When one subjects many of the more malevolent (and sometimes disturbing) tales to closer inspection, it becomes fairly evident that a great number of these stories use a feminine force in order to display the wraith of the sea and the sea gods or goddesses....   [tags: Women in Marine Mythology, Ancient Mediterranean]

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The Celebration Of Womanhood By Maya Angelou

- The Celebration of Womanhood Women’s beauty has been one of the favorite subjects of many literary works since centuries. Many genius authors have admired women’s physical beauty as per their imaginations. However, their literary works, the male dominated society and the female community have also served as accomplices in creating notion about the beauty of women. In our society, it is believed that a woman should have fair-skin, hourglass figure and long hair to attain the title of ‘a beautiful woman’....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Human physical appearance]

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The Cult of True Womanhood

- Jo March was born into a society that considered women inferior to men. The expected role for a woman was in the home. As being keepers of the home, women were in charge of taking care of their family’s need and making sure the home was in exceptional order. This lifestyle was commonly called The Cult of True Womanhood. The requirements for membership into this cult were simple: if one was a woman, their membership was guaranteed and inevitable. The Cult of True Womanhood seemed to be a birthright to any individual who was born a woman....   [tags: Jo March, Susan B. Anthony, 19th century]

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Manhood and Womanhood in Macbeth

- The theme of manhood and womanhood is prevalent throughout the play of Macbeth. Macbeth’s distorted concept of manhood coupled with Lady Macbeth’s distorted concept of manhood and womanhood eventually leads to Macbeth’s downfall and Lady Macbeth’s suicide. Shakespeare uses the technique of gender bending in Macbeth, where a woman will possess manly qualities and a man will posses woman qualities. This plays a major role in Macbeth. Lesser characters such as Lady Macduff, Macduff, Malcolm, and others deal with questions such as what is manhood and what is womanhood....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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A Summary On A True Womanhood

- Preface: Confronted with this assignment, spread intimidation. Conscious; this was the first time I would find myself in the enclave of true womanhood. Despite being a woman, I have always found women threatening; still, I set out to grapple with my womanly-quandary. I dawned on Valentine’s; despite the brooding and clutter of toys-laundry-dishes-dirt – I was on-schedule until I heard his cooing and rousing. Mission suspended. Trying to gain an ally; I reasoned with his father. Between the downpour, droning engine, strained-conversation and baby-talk; I unloaded at Main and Hastings in a haze....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Domestic violence]

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David Duncan and the Arthur Andersen Case

- In May 2002, Andersen was prosecuted for obstruction of justice based on two main reasons. First, David Duncan, a former Andersen partner in charge of the Enron audit, destructed related documents to keep them out of the investigation. Second, Nancy Temple, an in-house attorney for Andersen, suggested the management to pay attention to the document retention policy. The jury convicted Andersen and believed David Duncan was corruptly persuaded to impede the integrity of the justice proceedings. In 2005, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Andersen based on flawed jury instructions....   [tags: Arthur Andersen]

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The Ethics Of Arthur Andersen Llp

- Over the years many companies have decided abandon ethical practices is lieu of higher profits. Because of the high value placed on profits in America, many companies have taken extreme measures to increase profits and increase payouts for shareholders. Arthur Andersen LLP is a prime example of how business executives have been willing to make unethical business decisions in order to please clients and gain an edge on competition. In the short run, these unethical decisions may have seemed beneficial, but in the long run, the extensive consequences of this behavior was not worth any anticipated gain....   [tags: Arthur Andersen, Enron, Business ethics]

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Finer Womanhood

- There are many ways or opinions in which one could interpret the topic of finer womanhood, and indeed the call of womanhood is deep. As females we symbolize suffrage and bravery acknowledging our potentials. All women have a role to fill which varies through the years as culture envolved. Today women are treated and seen with repect and equality. It hasn't always been this way, however, during our nation's early years, a small number of harding working women have competed to obtain women's rights....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Shared Womanhood

- After the Korean War in 1953, the United States military installed military bases in South Korea to protect the war ravaged country. Many see military presence as a kindness or benevolence, however not many know about the hidden consequences of having a military base close by. Although having a military presence does help protect a nation like South Korea from North Korea or Japan from China, not everyone benefits from this protection. The people that suffer because of militarization anywhere are less privileged women with no other choice....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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The Transformation Of Womanhood During The 20th Century

- While historians and scholars use a variety of lenses to analyze American history, the examination of the role that gender has played in society provides a view of history broader than the typical patriarchal tunnel vision taught in most history classes today. Men’s roles in society have been molded and crafted by the changes occurring throughout these societies, but women’s roles both in the home and in the workforce have arguably undergone many more radical transformations since the inception of the United States....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Gender role, Gender]

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The Image of Womanhood in Ancient History and Today

- * I walked into a local shop here in Denver, Paris on the platz, ad was astounded by the ea of brunette girls, all looking the same. The modern goth movement is still prevalent on the west coast of the united states. Earlier I had been in Hollywood and saw a similar phenomena. Hollywood was in the 1980s was filled with blondes, it became stereotypical. The a change came over the scene, this new darker image took over to match the dyed hair color, dark mysterious, femme fatalistic. Many very educated and spiritually evolved women that I know, veterans of the war of equality that occurred in the states in the 1900s seem to have taken on a new persona, a new image....   [tags: Femme Fatale, Oppresive Doctrine]

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Defining Womanhood And Femininity As Fixed Identities

- De Beauvoir’s central argument revolved around the concept of womanhood and femininity as fixed identities that are associated with not only with one being a female, but also with women representing the “other” in a society that was first and foremost divided based on the biological differences between the sexes. De Beauvoir argued that while Blacks, Jews, and the proletariat are also classified as the other, as are women, a part of that classification is due to the numbers of these minority groups compared to those in power....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Gender role]

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Cult of True Womanhood: Women's Suffrage

- In the 1840’s, most of American women were beginning to become agitated by the morals and values that were expected of womanhood. “Historians have named this the ’Cult of True Womanhood’: that is, the idea that the only ‘true’ woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family” (History.com). Voting was only the right of men, but women were on the brink to let their voices be heard. Women pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott wrote eleven resolutions in The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments; this historical document demanded abolishment of any laws that authorized unequal treatment of women and to allow for passage of a suffrage...   [tags: unequal treatment, social discrimination]

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Anna Julia Cooper 's Womanhood

- Anna Julia Cooper’s, Womanhood a Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress, an excerpt from A Voice from the South, discusses the state of race and gender in America with an emphasis on African American women of the south. She contributes a number of things to the destitute state African American woman became accustom to and believe education and elevation of the black woman would change not only the state of the African American community but the nation as well. Cooper’s analysis is based around three concepts, the merging of the Barbaric with Christianity, the Feudal system, and the regeneration of the black woman....   [tags: African American, Black people, Negro, Race]

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The Spring Of 1931 By Margaret Anderson

- In the spring of 1931, Margaret Anderson was twelve years old, living with her family in the southwestern region of Oklahoma.1 On the afternoon of April 7, Margaret was walking alone on the small dirt path that led from school to her home. When she turned to face the south to look at a small squawking bird, she discovered something very new, strange, and frightening. This was none other than a wall of thick, black dust. Racing home, Margaret watched the black clouds. Then, she hurried into the Anderson’s small, log house....   [tags: Storm, Dust storm, Dust, Anxiety]

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The Imperative Of Integration By Elizabeth Anderson

- In her article “Why Racial Integration Remains an Imperative,” Elizabeth Anderson claims that integration is the only solution to the problems created by segregation, particularly between blacks and whites. Referencing her book The Imperative of Integration, she provides evidence to show why other methods are ineffective in eliminating racial disparities. In his “Comment on Elizabeth Anderson’s The Imperative of Integration,” Ronald Sundstrom critiques this view by suggesting an alternative method to combat segregation....   [tags: Racism, Racial segregation, Sociology]

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If God Is Dead, By Elizabeth Anderson

- How can we be expected to trust a God who Himself has gone against the morals that He teaches. In Elizabeth Anderson’s article “If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted” Anderson brings up many arguments as to why the moral understanding of the bible and religious scripture brings up multiple examples of unreliability. Both in the writings and of God Himself. Throughout the article Anderson mentions the inconsistencies and inaccuracies within the bible and other religious writings, and how their moral teachings which were considered right are now considered wrong in the present day....   [tags: God, Morality, Bible, Atheism]

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The Sixties, by Terry H. Anderson

- The Sixties, by Terry H. Anderson, takes the reader on a journey through one of the most turbulent decades in American life. Beginning with the crew-cut conformity of 1950s Cold War culture and ending with the transition into the uneasy '70s, Anderson notes the rise of an idealistic generation of baby boomers, widespread social activism, and revolutionary counterculture. Anderson explores the rapidly shifting mood of the country with the optimism during the Kennedy years, the liberal advances of Johnson's "Great Society," and the growing conflict over Vietnam that nearly tore America apart....   [tags: Essays on The Sixties]

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Sherwood Anderson: A Brief Biography

- ... Then he move to Clyde Ohio a town none for farming and other agricultural properties. Anderson loved horses, so he would walk to the Mains Street where the horses were tied down to the posts just to play with them. Mains Street, Anderson would be the first one in line watching the race. When he was old enough his started working taking care of horses. He also worked as a farmer planting cabbages and cutting corn. He having all this jobs started affecting him in school (Schevill 14, 15). This led him to quit his job with the horses and focus more in school....   [tags: American authors, short story writers]

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The Case Study of Amanda Anderson

- The primary diagnosis for Amanda Anderson is separation anxiety disorder (SAD) with a co-morbidity of school phobia. Separation anxiety disorder is commonly the precursor to school phobia, which is “one of the two most common anxiety disorders to occur during childhood, and is found in about 4% to 10% of all children” (Mash & Wolfe, 2010, p. 198). Amanda is a seven-year-old girl and her anxiety significantly affects her social life. Based on the case study, Amanda’s father informs the therapist that Amanda is extremely dependent on her mother and she is unenthusiastic when separated from her mother....   [tags: Adolescent Psychopathology]

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The Lecture On Beowulf By Carolyn Anderson

- Beowulf Lecture Summary The lecture on Beowulf, by Carolyn Anderson, provided some helpful information about the text. She revealed some background about the manuscript and text, and she also discussed some important concepts in the book. Those concepts include the difference between masculine and feminine, heroes and monsters, hosts and guests, and the relationship between men and kin. There is only a single manuscript of Beowulf left, and it was nearly destroyed in a fire in 1731. The manuscript was being kept in a library, and the library caught on fire....   [tags: Beowulf, KILL, Anglo-Saxons, Saxons]

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The ' The Dream ' By John Anderson

- The Dream Ever since John Anderson was younger, he had an interest in the microscopic world of cells and molecules. It was for this reason that John decided to become a biochemist. This quiet and unassuming young man of 25 had his interest sparked in high school by his biology and chemistry teachers. Their passion for their field ignited his curiosity and set him on the path into biochemistry. John found in the beginning of his studies there was a lot of campus hopping to meet the requirements....   [tags: Chemistry, Chemical reaction, Full-time]

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Feed and The Road by M.T. Anderson

- No matter who you are, life presents us with challenges everyday. Some days these challenges are harder than others, but nonetheless, they make our everyday lives seem a little bit tougher. How people adjust to these problems in their lives, make them who they are as a person in this world. As Christians, we hold on or turn to our faith in this time of desperation and need. This faith seems to always pop up in a last minute desperation situation. Sometimes, we humans count on faith to survive in an inhumane world....   [tags: christians, faith, titus]

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The Novel ' Feed Bym.t Anderson '

- In the novel Feed by M.T Anderson, the reader is introduced to several characters, who are living in a world that is advanced beyond anything we could imagine in the world we live in today. It becomes evident from the first chapter that the author is giving the reader a look into a futuristic lifestyle that is completely controlled and governed due to technology. The novel brings many ideas and themes to the surface, however, the main theme that appeared universal throughout the entire book was invisibility....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, English-language films]

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

- Wintergirls is a book related to eating disorders. The author’s purpose of writing this book is to inform readers what a person with an eating disorder. It depicts the inner and outer conflicts that characters like Lia and Cassie face with disorder. It all began with a competition between two characters of who can be the skinniest. Cassie dies in the attempt of winning the game. Lia, the main character in this novel, always keeps track of her food consumption. For example, one breakfast morning, Lia said she didn’t want “a muffin (410),…orange (75),…toast (87),…waffles (180)” (Anderson 5)....   [tags: eating disorders]

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Democracy, By John L Anderson

- Democracy has been a topic discussed for hundreds of years and a general idea of the topic would be the “governing of people by the people”. Many people have attempted “to sketch characteristics, or outcomes or preconditions, because democracy itself” (4) has been seen to be a difficult concept to define. In John L Anderson’s ‘What is Democracy?’ (2004) he takes an alternative approach to understanding democracy. Anderson explains that there is no “tidy set of ideas”, but rather “an indirect approach to defining democracy” (4) in order to understand and teach the concept of democracy....   [tags: Government, Democracy, Trust, Plato]

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Feminism, Womanhood, and The Yellow Wallpaper

- Feminism, Womanhood, and The Yellow Wallpaper       The Victorian period in American history spawned a certain view of women that in many ways has become a central part of gender myths still alive today, although in a diluted way. In this essay, some characteristics of this view of women, often called "The Cult of True Womanhood", will be explored with reference to Thomas R. Dew "Dissertation on the Characteristic Differences Between the Sexes (1835). Some of the feminist developments arising in conflict with this ideal will also be traced....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Unlighted Lamps by Sherwood Anderson

- The short story, “Unlighted Lamps,” by author Sherwood Anderson is about a relationship between a father and his daughter. Their relationship is a stressful one because neither of them talk to each other, nor show their emotions. Throughout the story, you find out why their relationship is the way that it is, and why it is hard for her father to talk to her. The unlighted lamps in the story represent flashbacks of memories wherever light dances across something. The father is the town’s doctor, his name is Doctor Lester Cochran....   [tags: father, daughter, relationship]

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

- What if you were raped and nobody knew about it. In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was raped and she didn’t tell anyone. Before school started Melinda was at a party and she was drunk. She was raped in the woods that night by an older senior , Andy Evans. She called the police and she was blamed for calling the police on the party but, its because she never told anyone she was raped. Through many different events and people Melinda changes from being shy to feeling confident....   [tags: melinda, rachel, andy]

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Chains, By Laurie Halse Anderson

- “The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation” (Wilson). The lives of New York slaves was worse than ever during the American Revolution. The Revolution was a successful but rough phase of America’s history. The Revolution began through British control so when the people wanted to become independent, war broke out. The life of Isabel in Chains represents the everyday life of a slave during this time period. In the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, she focuses on two main characters and one main event....   [tags: American Revolutionary War]

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Womanhood in Thicker than Water

- Womanhood in Thicker than Water A woman's sexual discovery, or her menstruation, or her domesticity, or the development of her body, or a realization of an age-old philosophy, is perhaps, the catalyst to becoming a conventional woman. Regardless, civilization may hint to 'some' rite of passage, but is it clear as to 'what' it is that marks this new title of womanhood. The answer may seem blurred in the complexity of Kathryn Harrison's character Isabel, in her novel Thicker Than Water. Isabel's transformation—sometimes overlooked metamorphosis—is thwarted by her lonely search in discovering herself and her home, while yearning for her mother's love....   [tags: Papers]

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Chains By Laurie Halse Anderson

- The era of civil unrest in the 18th century by the patriots, or rebels, to unseat the loyalists or king’s people and gain freedom and liberty, and henceforth; independence was clearly outlined by Laurie Halse Anderson in her book “Chains”. It is the aim of this paper to bring forth the contributions of the slaves or servants of that time in accomplishing this mission and the relevance of the teenage-aged group of modern society. Chains The novel Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is about a young girl who went through a hard time being a slave during the Revolutionary war....   [tags: Slavery, British Empire]

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Womanhood and Failures through the Burden of Self Esteem

- For a young and passionate college student, expectations from peers, teachers, and parents can be intimidating and emotionally draining. For most parents, having their child succeed is a top priority, and children want to exceed parents’ expectations by achieving good grades and a high standard in school. In the poem “Suicide Note,” by Janice Mirikitani, a female Asian American college student is struggling to live up to her parents expectations. She does not receive a perfect grade point average that her parents are expecting, and she does not have the strength to face them in person....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Celebrating Womanhood in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve

- Kamala Markandaya was a pen name used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor. She moved to England in 1948 and settled there after marrying an Englishman. However she still considered herself a true Indian. Her first published novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954) was a bestseller and cited as an American Library Association Notable Book in 1955. Her other novels include, Some Inner Fury(1955), A Silence of Desire(1960), Possession(1963), A Handful of Rice(1966), The Nowhere Man(1972), Two Virgins(1973), The Golden Honeycomb(1977), and Pleasure City (1982)....   [tags: gender ideologies, feminism, women representation]

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Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

- ... That’s why he used symbolism in the story to make it more interesting. In another example, Melinda says “I can see us, living in the woods, her wearing that A, me with an S maybe, S for silent, for stupid, for scared. S for silly. For shame” (Anderson 101). This shows that Melinda is emotionally unstable and thinks of herself in many bad ways such as her being dumb and afraid. It also shows that Melinda is kind of mad at herself for the person she is. For that, she makes herself feel ashamed....   [tags: novel, character analysis]

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Hans Christian Andersen 's The Little Mermaid

- For my literary analysis I read Hans Christian Andersen 's The Little Mermaid, and watched Disney 's rendition of The Little Mermaid. I felt that these stories had more differences than similarities. Where Hans Christian Andersen focused more on the consequences of becoming human, the movie focused on Ariel winning the prince over. While reading this story I took note of the fact that even though The Little Mermaid was a normal human, in the end she still didn 't get what made her happy. The movie on the other hand, gave Ariel everything she wanted along the way for conforming to normalities of the world above the sea....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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Lost Generation: Sherwood Anderson

- Lost Generation The Lost Generation was a time of sadness and confusion. People felt lost and hurt because of what happened in World War 1, so they wrote about it, writers like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford, Kay Boyle, and the writer my paper is about, Sherwood Anderson. Sherwood Anderson’s relates to the Lost Generation very well, he talks about sadness, confusion, and how strange people are. Those ideas he writes about are exactly how the Lost Generation is....   [tags: The Dumb Man, seeds, war]

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Scouts Journey to Womanhood

- As girls grow in life, they mature and change into women. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, begins to mature into a woman. In the beginning of the book, she is a tomboy who cannot wait to pick a fistfight with anyone, but at the end, she lowers her fists because her father, Atticus, tells her not to fight. Scout’s views of womanhood, influenced by how Aunt Alexandra, Miss Maudie, and Calpurnia act, make her think more about becoming a woman and less of a tomboy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Intolerance: Anderson versus State

- One of the most shocking racial crimes that ever took place in the United States occurred on October 17, 1981. That week a jury had been struggling to reach a verdict in the case of a black man, Josephus Anderson, accused of murdering a white policeman. The killing had occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, but the trial had been moved to Mobile, Alabama. Francis Hays, the second-highest Klan official in Alabama, and his fellow members of Unit 900 of the United Klans, knew that the presence of blacks on the jury meant that a guilty man would go free....   [tags: notorious court cases, racial crimes]

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bibliography: Robert Anderson

- Robert Anderson is mostly remembered by his heroism at Fort Sumter and his patriotism to this great country. He was a soldier in many wars and a Union army officer in the Civil War. Throughout Anderson’s life he showed great leadership whether in battle or at home. He was a man who would do whatever necessary to keep his country united, either at war or in some another conflict. Throughout the Civil War he was persistent in battle, but also commanding and mild-tempered. He fought and commanded in many battles over his lifetime....   [tags: fort sumter, patriotism, civil war]

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Analysis of the Enron/Arthur Anderson Scandal

- Enron and Arthur Anderson were both giants in their own industry. Enron, a Texas based company in the energy trading business, was expanding rapidly in both domestic and global markets. Arthur Anderson, LLC. (Anderson), based out of Chicago, was well established as one of the big five accounting firms. But the means by which they achieved this status became questionable and eventually contributed to their demise. Enron used what if often referred to as “creative” accounting methods, this resulted in them posting record breaking earnings....   [tags: Accounting]

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Marion Anderson's Battle

- “When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.” Marian Anderson, an African American opera singer, was not only known for her soprano to bass voice range, but also for her positive attitude on being a black singer during the Civil Rights Movement (Bio). Although Marian is not widely known today, her success at such a young age, numerous famous performances, perseverance during the Constitution Hall incident, and her attitude after the incident caused not only Americans, but presidents to look at civil rights differently....   [tags: African AMerican, Opera Singer, Biography]

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Tim Anderson : The First Success Factor

- In, how to run your business by the book, Anderson points out six principles the makes a leader. Three of these are regarding David and the other three are regarding Jesus. These show ways that each of these great biblical men showed us how to be great leaders. We start with David. Anderson (2011) states as the first Success Factor “David assumes the traits of a leader before he was in a leadership position” (p. 10). A person who wants to go into a leadership position needs to act like a leader first....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Bible, Sin]

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The Cult of True Womanhood and The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Cult of True Womanhood and The Yellow Wallpaper Prior to the twentieth century, men assigned and defined women’s roles.  Although all women were effected by men determining women’s behavior, largely middle class women suffered.  Men perpetrated an ideological prison that subjected and silenced women.  This ideology, called the Cult of True Womanhood, legitimized the victimization of women.  The Cult of Domesticity and the Cult of Purity were the central tenets of the Cult of True Womanhood....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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The Social Theories Of Arendt, Anderson And Wallerstein

- The Social Theories of Arendt, Anderson and Wallerstein Previously, we had covered the social theories of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim and their explanations for the origins of capitalism, democratic capitalist state and the affects the functioning of this type of state had on the people living within them. Now, we move onto the social theories of Arendt, Anderson, and Wallerstein and their explanations for the origins and affects of nationalism on both the domestic and global social, political, and economic systems of the modern capitalist states, these theories being built upon and in dispute with the theories laid out by our three previous theorists....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations]

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The Work, Notional Communities, By Benedict Anderson

- Benedict Anderson takes the artist approach in his work, notional Communities. art movement assumes that identities vary across area and times, as a result of social condition and alter the circumstances that teams encounter, yet because the group 's own "active involvement within the construction and reconstruction of identities, negotiating boundaries, declarative meanings, deciphering their own pasts, resisting the impositions of this, and claiming the longer term." In holding the insights of primordialism and also the validity of circumstantialism, contructivism emphasizes our actions and the way we have a tendency to interpret the environment....   [tags: Nationalism, Nation, United States]

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Analysis Of Sherwood Anderson 's ' Hands '

- “Hands” by Sherwood Anderson tells the story of Wing Biddlebaum, previously known as Adolph Myers, who anxiously flaps his hands like wings all the time for undisclosed reasons. Although nobody else in the town of Winesburg, Ohio knows of Wing Biddlebaum’s distressing past, they unknowingly see the way it affects him through his flapping hands. Additionally, Wing mostly avoids social interaction with other people out of fear that the ordeals he suffered through when he was Adolph Myers will recur....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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Biological Effects of the Feed in Novel, Anderson's Feed by Matthew Tobin Anderson

- ... The Feed cannot actually be turned off, only disconnected, because, as Violet, one of the main characters point out, "it's tied in everywhere. They said the limbic system, the motor cortex…the hippocampus. They listed all this stuff. If the feed fails too severely, it could interfere with basic processes." (171). Feed shows how humanity has fallen under the wake of a technological society. Even our memories are now outsourced, in the sense that we allow our memories to be systematically organized and controlled by the cloud interface and purchase them back as a service....   [tags: internet, brain, technology]

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Analysis Of Sherwood Anderson 's ' Hands '

- Humans are social creatures that rely on others to validate their existence, and in Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands”, Wing Biddlebaum acts as an example of how other’s perceptions shape who a person is and how they live their lives. Society is prone to mob mentality ways of thinking that penalize particular people for actions that they cannot help. People choose to see what they want to see, and if they choose to see someone as a predator then that is what they will be labeled. If one sees themselves in a negative light then that perception will become their reality....   [tags: Mind, Perception, Sense, Philosophy of perception]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Rushmore ' By Wes Anderson

- In the film Rushmore by Wes Anderson, the character’s dispositions are extremely juxtaposed. Sometimes the characters seem to be engulfed by a feeling of emptiness, loneliness and depression. Other times the characters are extremely motivated and determined. Wes Anderson helps generate this emotional atmosphere by using distinctive weather too help set the tone. He uses weather as a metaphor for the characters emotional state. Wes Anderson utilizes weather to show the inner conflict and turmoil inside of the characters that they often never fully express through words....   [tags: Weather, Sun, Rain, Rushmore]

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Paul Anderson Wedding Planners Inc.

- Problem Statement and Literature Search Paul Anderson Wedding Planners Inc. target population is the University of Indianapolis’s campus. Wedding planning is an area whit a lot of different opportunities and also the market where corporation is trying to provide high quality and outstanding support for wedding arrangements. The research dilemma that Paul Anderson Wedding Planners Inc. faces is how to make the wedding planning affordable for future newlyweds and their families and also how to attract new customers....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Focus group, Better]

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Todd Anderson in The Dead Poets Society

- The pressure sets in as grains of sand erratically flutter through the hourglass. Exactly thirteen-seconds remain until the next opponent gets a chance to strike the buzzer and enunciate their answer. The difference between throwing in the towel and voicing an opinion separates gaining no money, or accepting a copious amount of cash. Seconds dwindle away until the competitor overcomes her fear of verbalizing her thoughts and proudly opens her clenched jaw to reveal the correct answer. This change over a period of time symbolizes turning from a realist to a romantic thinker, not afraid to separate themselves from the uniform and brainwashed world of individuals tentative to say what is needed...   [tags: Movie, Film]

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I’m a Fool, by Sherwood Anderson

- I’m a Fool – Sherwood Anderson Question 1 Anderson tells the story, “I’m a Fool”, through the voice of its main character – the swipe. The narrator’s voice enhances the story because his language reinforces his character. The swipe says that he “got [his] education”, not at college, but though working in the stables, traveling with Burt, and going to horse races. When he refers to people as “dudes” (83) and uses phrases such as “most bitterest” (81), he confirms that fact. He uses improper grammar and many slang expressions; his language shows that he is uneducated and disadvantaged....   [tags: I’m a Fool Essays]

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Womanhood and Coming of Age in Madeleine L. Engle´s A Wrinkle in Time

- When Madeleine L’Engle first published A Wrinkle in Time in 1962, women’s place in society differed greatly than what L’Engle portrays in her novel. L’Engle broke barriers of the time with her portrayal of women in A Wrinkle in Time. The novel is infused with the themes of womanhood and coming of age. To be more specific, it is a novel which is thoroughly blended with the strengths of womanhood and with the concept that how women in a society can bring forth specific positive changes. The protagonist, Meg Murry, is a gifted adolescent who constantly harps on being different from other children....   [tags: Madelaine L'Engle book analysis]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal

- In the nineteen thirties, parents raised their daughters with a strict criterion for the way they were required to live their lives in marriage. Regardless of love, women only strived to marry men who owned great deals of land. In their eyes, the more land their husbands owned, the more stability they were offered. They lived at their husband’s beck and call, and did not openly oppose to their thoughts. Women rarely strayed away from this stability. In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston, the main character Janie is raised with belief as well....   [tags: janie's awakening, marriage, womanhood]

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Universal Themes of Womanhood Nora Zeale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

- In 1937, Nora Zeale Hurston published Their Eyes Were Watching God, a novel that forever changed societies view on women. Zora Neale Hurston’s character, Janie, portrays a black, southern woman, although she is black, universal positions of women play a key role in her development. Universal themes of women are reiterated and reinforced through the series of three marriages with three men. These three men play a role in Janie’s life long search for independence and soul renewal. Janie’s grandmother, Nanny, sparks the beginning of the journey through the search of her inner self....   [tags: Nora Zeale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ]

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Gender and Sexuality in Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi

- In the book Second Class Citizen, Emecheta Buchi uses gender and sexuality to express the many ways in which society treated women and the obstacles that they had to overcome. Buchi uses this book and the many issues discussed throughout the book as a tool in the argument of gender and sexuality as a social construct; however, the ways of the world and the views of society do not see how the way women were treated back then as anything but normal. Adah, the main character of the book is a child who wants a Western education but is denied the opportunity to get one because the mere fact that she is a girl and the privilege of school goes to the boys of the family even though she is the one th...   [tags: social construct, womanhood]

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The Influence of Gender in "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

- “Girl” written by Jamaica Kincaid is essentially a set of instructions given by an adult, who is assumed to be the mother of the girl, who is laying out the rules of womanhood, in Caribbean society, as expected by the daughter’s gender. These instructions set out by the mother are related to topics including household chores, manners, cooking, social conduct, and relationships. The reader may see these instructions as demanding, but these are a mother’s attempt, out of care for the daughter, to help the daughter to grow up properly....   [tags: promiscuity, respectability, womanhood]

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Lady Mary Montagu´s Travel Writing

- ... “They believed I was so locked up in that machine, that it was not in my power to open it, which contrivance they attributed to my husband.” Here again she acknowledges the way other cultures differ from her own. Judith Still recognises the way in which she is; “concerned not to fall into the Orientalizing clichés of Early Modern men's travel writing, which typically represents Muslim women as imprisoned in harems, enslaved, starved of sex and sexually voracious...” Her uniqueness in character and behaviour is demonstrated from the start of her letters through to the very last ones....   [tags: prostitution, society, womanhood, attitude]

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Sherwood Anderson’s Expression of Sexuality and Loneliness

- Living in Ohio for the majority of his life, Sherwood Anderson based many of his stories on city life in Ohio. Anderson’s short stories were influenced by not only his surroundings, but also by his life-shaping events that occurred in his youth. Throughout the stories “Sophistication” and “Hands”, Sherwood Anderson expresses his astute knowledge of loneliness and isolation in relation to the protagonists’ sexuality, while also differentiating the root of these emotions in each character’s lifestyle as he continues through life and overcomes its obstacles....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Use of Characterization in Laurie Halse Anderson's Books

- Laurie Halse Anderson has written for all ages, but her most popular books are those written for young adults. These books include Speak, Catalyst, Prom, and Wintergirls. A common trait found in all of these books is her spectacular use of characterization. Some reviewers have criticized Catalyst and Fever 1793 for weaknesses in characterization and plotting but all of Laurie Halse Anderson's books remain highly popular with young readers, who identify with Anderson's honest portrayal of adolescence....   [tags: Speak, Catalyst, Prom, Wintergirls]

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The Differences Between Hans Christian Andersen And Walt Disney 's Tales Of The Little Mermaid

- The Difference Between Two Tails Often times people forget that Walt Disney got many of his ideas for movies from previous fairy-tales and folklore. Since I was young my personal favorite Disney movie has been The Little Mermaid.. However, it scarcely crossed my mind as I grew older that there was a different story contradicting almost everything in the film. Despite bearing some similarities, the striking differences between Hans Christian Andersen’s and Walt Disney’s tales of The Little Mermaid have just furthered my love for Disney’s version....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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