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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

- The chapter, Selling in Minnesota, had some disturbing information about the low wage life. As I read, I learned that every place the author went to apply, such as a Wal-Mart and a Home Depot type place called Menards, required the applicant to pass a drug test. The author went out and had to buy detox for $30, but can be up to $60. Also, I learn that 81% of employers do drug test their future employees. I don’t like this statistic, in part because I tried getting a job at Marshall Field’s restaurant and they required me to pass a drug test....   [tags: Selling in Minnesota]

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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

- The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman Barbara Tuchman's "Guns of August" is about World War 1. Her book has a unique way of telling this story. Her books gives explanations for each country's involvement in the war. It describes the opinions of the Czar and reasons for all of his crucial decisions during this time. It also explains how Germany was in a tight spot and prepared for war a few years before it actually began. England was not to worried about the war in Europe because it had it's own problems....   [tags: Papers]

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Who is Barbra Jordan?

- Barbara Jordan The book "Barbara Jordan" is about a politician/humanitarian Barbara Jordan. Barbara Charline Jordan was born on Febuary 21,1936. In 1953, Barbara Jordan graduated from Phillis Wheatly High school; from there; she went on to Texas Southern University where she graduated magna cum laude. She then continued her education at Boston University Law School. Afterward she returned to Texas to work for a judge in Harris County. In 1960, she worked for the campaign to nominate John F....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bambara People

- I am a part of the Bambara people. In the beginning we were hunters living in a hostile environment with no constant supply of resources. Later around the 16th to the 20th we learned to cultivate fields and tend to crops. There was an increase in permanent settlement and the philosophy of sculptural forms dedicated to the supreme beings especially the Beast god Chi Wara. I make the sculptural forms resembling an antelope that symbolizes Chi Wara. This sculpture piece is actually a mask or a headdress that the Kore society wears during the Chi Wara festival honoring each farming season....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards

- Barbara Streisiand's Speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards In Barbra Streisiand's speech at the 1992 Crystal Awards, she expresses discontent with the negative "way women are viewed in a male dominated society". She has a strong dislike for the fact that women and men are respected and admired for reasons that are so alike and defined degradingly different. I understand her anger and I think she is handeling it in the most effective manner possible. She is at the ceremony to present or receive an award....   [tags: Papers]

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Beyond Orgasmatron by Keesling, Barbara

- Beyond Orgasmatron “...We’re walking around with a complete health care system inside our own body.” Keesling does a pretty good job of emphasizing the this idea throughout the entire article. I must admit that from personal experience I do indeed agree with Keesling in that sex is great for the mind and body, as well as the fact that it could even be used as therapy for menstrual problems. She also makes a point of stating that “...sex also creates an emotional and physical bond that is essential...”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Understanding the Causes of Negative Body Image

- Understanding the Causes of Negative Body Image I chose to read the book titled “Understanding the Causes of Negative Body Image” by Barbara Moe because I plan on focusing my research paper on how the media has strong control over women’s development of self-esteem and body image. The message that the media is sending creates the context within which people learn to value size and shape of their body. Moe’s book focuses on how our culture is preoccupied with weight and appearance. She begins her book with the history of body image and how at different periods over centuries, fat and thin body types have both been considered “fashionable”....   [tags: Barbara Moe Media Self Image Essays]

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The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- The Changeable Nature of Life in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Life is constantly changing, like clouds in the sky; always shifting and turning. People never really know which way life will turn next, bringing them fortune or failure. When you look at how things change it is best to compare it to something that you can relate it to. The changeable nature of life can be related to the novel 'The Bean Trees.' This is a book written almost entirely on dealing with changes in the characters lives....   [tags: Life Changes Bean Trees Essays Kingsolver]

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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- 1) Taylor is a practical and worldly young girl from Kentucky that lives with her mother, Lou Ann. She views her hometown as tiny and stifling, and she wants to avoid getting pregnant by escaping to a more interesting life. Some qualities that make her “escape” are that she has a sense of personal pride and knows how to stand up for herself as well as a determined mind to preserve herself. She is also a strong and compassionate person, committing her courage for the good of others. 2) Taylor’s mother influences Taylor to act more boldly and fight hard for her rights....   [tags: story and character summary]

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Summery of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

- ... She also returns to teach biology at the town high school, which is somewhat uncomfortable for Codi as she and Hallie were always considered outsiders while growing up, due to how their father raised them. The two sisters who are inseparable, remain close by constantly writing each other letters. Rather than stay with her father whom she was never necessarily close to, she stays in a small unfurnished guest house belonging to her old friend Emelina Domingo. At a town party that Emelina hosts, Codi encounters Loyd, who is a close friend of Emelina’s husband, and still resides in the town....   [tags: sisters, relationship, abducted]

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The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystanders by Barbara Coloroso

- ... Coloroso (2010) declared that “kids who bully, who are targets, and who are bystanders are all bound up in the cycle of violence and weakened by the experience [bullying]” (p. 45). Considering the negative impact that bullying has on all children, logic dictates that school districts would seek assistance in order to reduce bullying in their schools. Furthermore, Coloroso made a strong case that anyone who idly stands by while a child is being bullied, “aids and abets the bully through acts of omission and commission” (p....   [tags: shame, bystander, resoluton]

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Compassion in the Workplace in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

- Why might people in the workplace share a good common goodwill, generosity, and solidarity amongst each other. They most likely will share these things because they are all in the same boat. For example, as hard and difficult as work may be, it may be an escape for most of the workers. The feeling of care and support may come from other workers because at that moment, they are all together, and they are away from the hardships they might face. They all know how their co-workers feel, and to share a smile, it may help someones day....   [tags: goodwill, generosity, solidarity]

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The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver In Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” the main theme of the story lies within the role female characters, yet emphasis of the story is on the female characters, but the male characters have the same type of conflicts as the females throughout the story. Kingsolver’s style of writing raises problems that modern people can relate to: “In her stories Kingsolver addresses conventional relationships in contemporary situations: single mothers juggling responsibility… married couples considering parenthood… estranged lovers or families trying to bridge gaps they do not understand” (Hirabayashi)....   [tags: Papers]

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Barbara Arredondo: I Am Here

- INTRODUCTION How far would you go to make a real change for your country. Or what’s the limit for you to start to do something. Barbara Arredondo in time of violence in Mexico (2011) "I decided to look out for the Mother Teresa’s, Einstein’s and Gandhi's from the XXI century, and I have found them". She was a journalist that worked in the hardest moments of violence in Monterrey, Arredondo said (2012) she was tired of watching and hearing always only violence in the news. The limit for her was when, Barbara Arredondo (2013), “The limit for me was when two blocks away from my office, there was a massacre, where a fire killed 52 people in casino....   [tags: social movement creators]

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The Bean Trees Mother Figures

- ... “You’re acting like it’s a lost cause and that I am telling you to do something stupid. All I’m saying is, there’s got to be some way around them taking her, and you’re not even trying to think of it,” (Kingsolver 235). Lou Ann was motivating Taylor to get up and find a way to legally adopt Turtle. She was acting as a mother figure to both Turtle and Taylor by motivation. She was also showing fear of loosing Turtle. Lou Ann was seen helping Taylor take care of Turtle multiple times, and this care was followed by love....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, story & character analysis]

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Chasing the Dreams: Rose-Johnny

- Barbara Kingsolver, author of “Rose-Johnny” once said, “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” This quote is very relevant to the points Kingsolver was stating throughout the story of “Rose-Johnny.” Every single person has several of dreams in their lifetime, which they want to fulfill. One thing those people have to watch out for is the many obstacles that they may encounter on their journey to success....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver novel]

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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

- Nickel and Dimed In-Class Essay Throughout high school, I was financially stable because of the support that my parents were able to provide. However, once I was enrolled into college, “reality” started to hit. It was May of 2013 when I had applied for my very first job at the age of 18. It took the workplace a while to get back to me, but two months later I started my training. In the ten months that I have been working there, I was paid minimum wage for one month and a dollar over minimum wage for nine months....   [tags: minimum wage, parents]

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Change of Perspective from City Life to Country Life based on American Earth by Barbara Kingsolver

- Throughout history human beings have always relied on nature, utilizing it for both sustenance as well a source of renewal and peace. Despite this, people have adapted as we progressed through time and advanced into our current age. But as this occurs, they also seemed to distance themselves from the environment. Although in present times the majority live within the confines of a city, some have begun to feel the effects that the daily hustle and bustle involved in such a life can cause. Our instinctual desire for open expanses of wild land still remains, and with the building stress that has come to define society the need for the settling presence of nature has never been higher....   [tags: nature, process food, organic, natural]

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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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The Theme in The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

- The Theme in The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The theme in "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara appears to be a lesson on Social Class and having a choice which society you choose to live in. Miss. Moore who takes on this responsibility to educate the young ones has more then a lesson to teach, but a challenging group of city kids to come by. Sylvia and Sugar which seems to be the leader of the group of neighborhood kids gives Miss. Moore that challenge and not give her the satisfaction....   [tags: Toni Cade Bambara Papers]

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Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- ... (11) Kingsolver" Mama wasn't convinced and waited for her to fix the tires. It must have put a dent in her fear, because later on as the story develops she found her self working at a tire shop. There at the tire shop she met Mattie, and Mattie took up a role like Mama did in her live. Mattie taught Taylor that all a tire could do was knock the breath out of you. It had to of worked cause Taylor continued her job there.>>>>> Taylor had many unforeseen misfortunes come her away in the novel....   [tags: coming of age]

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A Reflection on Women's Piety in the Quran from the Writings of Barbara Stowasser

- The readings of this past week discussed women’s piety and roles as defined by Islam and the Quran. The writings of Barbara Stowasser discussed Hadith and Quranic histories which featured exemplary Muslim women. These scriptures are significant because the Quran and its histories are used to extrapolate laws and codes of conduct for men and women alike. The role of Eve in the Garden of Eden as revealed in revelation by Mohammed differs slightly from the Christian narrative of the same story. This seems to be a small change with much larger implications....   [tags: prophet, purity, conduct]

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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara

- Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]

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Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion

- Comparing Characters in Major Barbara and Pygmalion      Andrew Undershaft and Alfred Doolittle, two characters from Bernard Shaw's plays Major Barbara and Pygmalion, have a similar nature but strikingly different views of morality and poverty. Undershaft is an "unashamed" capitalist, and nothing clouds his view of his business plans. Doolittle is a man who would much rather have a life of poverty than be troubled with the responsibility of being well-off. Although their perspectives differ, they both live for themselves....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone

- Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone The title of Barbara Blaugdone’s memoir is An Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone, with “travels” highlighted by its enormous size. Indeed, when reading the book the reader is perhaps most struck by Blaugdone’s excessive, nearly constant travel habits. It may even be argued that at its heart the book is a travel narrative and not a memoir or even a religious account. She traipses about the seas around the British Islea, not only in England but also venturing to Ireland to proselytize and preach to those yet untouched by the Quaker message....   [tags: Quaker Philosophy Religion]

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Barbara Huttmann's A Crime Of Compassion

- Who has the right to take one's life from them. The Supreme Court says that no man shall take the life of another man without punishment. The Bible says, "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13), yet humans are still the only species that kills their own kind. Murder is wrong. Murder is unlawful. But when does taking the pain and suffering away from a dying victim become murder. Barbara Huttmann believes that there is a time when living has just gone too far. Her essay "A Crime of Compassion" addresses these points and this very controversial question: When is it lawful and moral to take the life of another person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, by Barbara Ehrenreich

- In her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001), Barbara Ehrenreich performs a social experiment in which she transplants herself from her comfortable middle-class life and immersing herself in the plight of the “millions of American’s (who) work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages” (Ehrenreich, 2001). Her goal was to explore the consequences of the welfare reform on the approximately four million women who would be subsequently forced into the labor market, expecting to make only $6 to $7 an hour....   [tags: Sociological Perspective on Work]

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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 Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife

- The Use of Irony in Barbara L. Greenberg's The Faithful Wife "The Faithful Wife" by Barbara L. Greenberg is a fascinating, satirical account of what the speaker would do if she were unfaithful to her husband. Upon the first reading of this poem, I thought the woman in this poem was saying that her husband was irreplaceable and because of that she would never be unfaithful. Also I thought that if she did betray him, she would choose someone totally different from him, which somehow wouldn't dishonor this great man....   [tags: Greenberg Faithful Wife Essays]

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Toni Cade Bambara

- Toni Cade Bambara Toni Cade Bambara was a native of New York City who devoted her life to her writing and her social activism. Throughout her career, Bambara used her writings to convey social and political messages about the welfare of the African-American community and of African-American women especially. According to Alice A. Deck in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the author was "one of the best representatives of the group of Afro-American writers who, during the 1960s, became directly involved in the cultural activities in urban communities across the country." Deck also pointed out that "Bambara is one of the who continued to work within the black urban communities (filming,...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Nursing Elements in Barbara Carper´s Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing

- The essence of nursing knowledge as well as the elements that create a more sophisticated nursing practice are described by Barbara Carper in Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing. Carper derived four areas of knowing, empirics, esthetics, personal knowledge, and ethics; these areas complete the expertise that the nurse must draw on to appropriately care for any individual. Carper implicates that knowledge is not simply a regurgitation of fact, and introduces a broadened view of knowledge as being made up of different entities as well as ascertained in various ways....   [tags: Patient, Knowledge, Practice]

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Effect of Multiple Plots in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- The Bean Trees, written by Barbara Kingsolver, uses multiple plots throughout the novel. At the beginning, two plots are introduced. One involves Missy/ Taylor, the protagonist in the story, and the other involves Lou Ann. Kingsolver unites these two plot by having them move in together. Other minor plots describe the life of other characters such as Estevan and Esperanza, Edna and Virgie, and Mattie. Multiple plots in The Bean Trees increase suspense and depth in the story. The main characters in The Bean Trees are Taylor and Lou Ann....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women, Culture, And Society By Barbara J. Balliet

- Humans have a tendency to categorize and group things. Food is split up into different groups, animals divided into fish, mammals, reptiles, etc… Categorizing stuff often makes things easier for us, but not always. Gender, race, class, sexuallity, and Nationality are all ways in which people are categorized. People everyday face inequality because of the group they are put into. The book, “Women, Culture, and Society” by, Barbara J. Balliet, contains many essays that discuss how inequality remains a part of our society and what we can do to work towards a more equal world....   [tags: White people, Race, Racism, Human]

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Barbara Boxer

- Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes)....   [tags: Biography]

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The Faithful Wife by Barbara L. Greenberg

- The Faithful Wife by Barbara L. Greenberg      “The Faithful Wife”, written by Barbara L. Greenberg, uses first-person narration to depict the style, language, and theme of the poem. By using first-person narration, Barbara Greenberg was able to portray events and ideas very persuasively to the reader. In addition, this first-person narrator creates dramatic irony concerning the title in reference to the body of the poem.      The reader from the start is aware of the point of view that the poem is being told in....   [tags: Faithful Wife Barbara Geenberg Essays]

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Around The World 's 30 Years By Barbara Gallatin Anderson

- In her book Around the World in 30 Years Barbara Gallatin Anderson presents a convincing and precise representation to the many aspects that go into the being a cultural anthropologist. Her visually impacting story follows her around the world throughout her personal career. The attention to detail and thorough explanations make the reader feel as though they too are an anthropologist. Anderson uses a unique structure of information throughout the chapters of her book. An example of this is found towards the beginning: “In this, as in many other anthropological issues, fieldwork is to theory as air is to fire, illuminating the enticing scope of culture 's complexity… at least is was for me,...   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Sociology]

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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- Nickel and Dimed book Response Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich was a very thought provoking book to read. The author spent a year of her life working several low paying jobs, and staying in low quality facilities. She hoped to share year long journey with the world in order to show how these types of workers live and how they are viewed by the upper class. After reading this book, I learned many things from the author and made connections to my own life. This book also helped me look at businesses in a different way....   [tags: Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich]

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The Growth of Marietta in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

- The Growth of Marietta in The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver, in the novel The Bean Trees, portrays the story of a young woman, Marietta Greer, learning about love, responsibility, friendship and the human condition. All of us can relate to the struggles of every day life; however, it is when we must deal with issues that we would rather run from that show our true character. Sooner or later, we all have to confront issues that life bestows on us.   Marietta embarks on her journey west in a 1955 Volkswagen with a pledge to get away from Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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Seeking Solace in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

- Seeking Solace in The Bean Trees Many aspects of life are explored in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees. A young woman named Marietta Greer from Kentucky wanted to strike out on her own, leaving behind everything she ever knew, just to start a new life. Many children want to do this at an early age so they can experience life on their own yet they don't realize the dangers involved.. Everyone that leaves the solace of their own home needs loving support to keep them going through life....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

- The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The major theme of the story was creating awareness in adolescents about what life has to offer. The nature of human beings of accepting the realities of life to such an extent that apathy and lethargy sets in, is what proves to be destructive for the social fabric of today’s world. In this stagnation, Mrs. Moore provides the impetus required for people to realize their god given right to something better. We are told that Mrs. Moore has a college degree, is well dressed most of the times, and has a good command on her language....   [tags: Lesson Toni Cade Bambara Essays]

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Analysis of Dona Barbara

- Dona Barbara is a 1943 Mexican film directed by Fernando de Funters the film is based on Romulo Gallegos 1920 novel of the same name. While the film was produced in Mexico, the story takes place on Los Llanos de Aruca Vally Venezuela (Aruca Vally lowlands). Important natural resources themes enforced on this movie are the use of The Orinoco River as means of transportation and communication and the use of agrarian activities as the way to make a profit. Doña Barbara a female caudillo, is the owner and ruler of El Miedo, a hacienda in Aruca Vally Venezuela as well the low lands surrounding the Orinoco river....   [tags: Mexican Film, Movie]

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Motherhood in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

- Motherhood in The Bean Trees In the novel, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, we watch as Taylor grows a great deal. This young woman takes on a huge commitment of caring for a child that doesn't even belong to her. The friends that she acquired along the way help teach her about love and responsibility, and those friends become family to her and Turtle. Having no experience in motherhood, she muddles through the best she can, as all mothers do. Marietta was raised in a small town in Kentucky....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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The Importance of the Cell Phone Age: From Stone Age to Phone Age by Barbara Ehrenreich

- In “From Stone Age to Phone Age”, Barbara Ehrenreich describes that cell phones are not well suited to her even though they are fashionable. In her article, she points out cell phones are not used to connect people to each other but to isolate them from a big group of people. I think cell phones are very important to our daily life because they are convenient to manage our lives. Moreover, from the earlier cell phone age to nowadays, cell phones have been developed a lot; today many fancy phones are displayed on the market....   [tags: From Stone Age to Phone Age, Barbara Ehrenreich, c]

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Teen Suicide, By Barbara Mantel

- Did you know that the second leading deaths in 13 to 19 year olds in the United States is suicide besides homicides. The author, Barbara Mantel who wrote the article “Teen Suicide” may have focus more on logos and pathos and not enough on ethos. Her main idea was stating that new studies such as school prevention programs, therapy and medicine or even screenings will have an effect on suicidal victims. Thinking that these studies, will increase understanding of teen suicides and lead to a better identification and treatment of high risk teens....   [tags: Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Ethos, Parasuicide]

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The Church, By John Van Sloten, Barbara Taylor, And Krista Tippet

- While often people presume that Christian leaders have the same values and have the same thoughts regarding the definition of spirituality, the role of the church, and how the world affects our relationship with God, this assumption can be contradicted by the works of Eugene Peterson, John Van Sloten, Barbara Taylor, and Krista Tippet. Each has different views about these main topics, and these views generally reflect the different views of the church today. While spirituality is often defined today as the synonym for religion, there are many dissonant voices in Christianity who would disagree with this meaning....   [tags: God, Theology, Spirituality, Universe]

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Analysis Of Barbara Ehrenreich 's Nickel And Dimed

- The invisible workforce consists of the low-wage workers that face harsh working conditions, a few or no benefits, and long hours of labor that exceed the regular business week. Barbara Ehrenreich, narrates her experience of entering the service workforce, in the book Nickel and Dimed. She proves that getting by in America working a minimum wage job is impossible. Although, the book was written in the 1990’s, the conditions in which minimum wage workers lived still prevail today. Minimum wage no longer serves its original purpose of providing a living wage for the invisible workforce....   [tags: Wage, Minimum wage, Working class, Social class]

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Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams

- Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Although, on the surface, Animal Dreams is a book about family conflict, the central theme is about self-discovery. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a story about a family who lived in the town of Grace. The history behind Grace is very vivid and descriptive. The family that becomes the reader's concern, is the Noline family. The family members are Homero Noline and his daughters Cosima and Halimeda. Cosima or Codi, as she is known in the book, comes back to Grace after fourteen years....   [tags: Kingsolver Animal Dreams Essays]

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The Articles ' Springing Forward `` By Barbara Kingsolver And ' Are Engineered Foods Evil? ``

- In the articles “Springing Forward” by Barbara Kingsolver and “Are Engineered Foods Evil?” by David H. Freedman, the main topic of discussion is about genetically modified foods. When reading the two articles there is are some similarities and differences between them. The two authors have different views on genetically modified foods. In “Springing Forward”, Barbara Kingsolver says, "whiz-kid hybrid seeds have slowly colonized and then dominated our catalogs and our croplands" (46). Her main point within the article states that today there are few heirloom vegetables because of the increase in genetically modified vegetables....   [tags: Genetically modified food, Genetic engineering]

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Taylor's Life Choices in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver

- In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, protagonist Taylor Greer is not your average teenage girl from Pittman, Kentucky. Taylor refuses to remain in her hometown forever, which only leads to teenage pregnancy and motherhood until death. On a mission to escape Pittman’s stereotypical teenage girl image, she buys a ‘55 Volkswagen and embarks on a journey west. Just when she thinks she is home free, Taylor is left with an abandoned three-year-old American Indian girl. Ironically, Taylor ends up as an unplanned single mother....   [tags: Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, ]

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Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone

- Barbara Gowdy’s White Bone is a novel that is written about the perspective of a herd of elephants living in Africa. The main characters are Mud, Tall-Time, Date Bed, and Torrent. All of which develop immensely over the course of the beginning to the end of the first half of the book. The story revolves around their separate and combined journeys towards finding the white bone, a mythical bone which will lead any elephant to where they want to go in life. The story also is powered by the idea that elephants do not forget anything that happens to them in their lives, they remember everything and that if an elephant is not killed prematurely, and then in old age it will go insane and senile wi...   [tags: Literature Review]

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America 's Educational Apartheid, And Barbara Ehrenreich 's How I Discovered The Truth About Poverty

- Basic education is mandatory for all kids in the United States. There are laws with minimum and maximum age limits for required free education, but this does not make all education equal. The minimum age varies from four to five to begin kindergarten, while most students graduate high school by age of eighteen or nineteen. However, there are kids that begin their education much earlier. Bell Hooks’ “Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor”, Jonathan Kozol’s “From Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid”, and Barbara Ehrenreich’s “How I Discovered the Truth About Poverty” have a common topic, “poverty”....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Education]

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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely

- Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character....   [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe]

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Causes And Effect Of Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- Cause and Effect The author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich, began her experiment in Key West because she lived near there. Then she moved to Portland, ME since it was mostly white. She finished her investigation in Minnesota, where she thought there would be a pleasant stability between rent and wages. From the beginning, she ruled out high profile cities as a result of the high-rent and the lacking amount of jobs. As a secretive journalist, she related the near poverty experience to a life long ago when she was a child or raising her own children, as a result she endured the crushing feeling of anxiety....   [tags: Wage, Employment, Minimum wage, Laborer]

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Barbara Ascher's On Compassion and David Wallace's This Is Water

- The two essays “On Compassion” and “This is Water” by Barbara Ascher and David Wallace argue their different viewpoints on both compassion and empathy. While Ascher simply argues that compassion is not a simple character trait but more so a skill acquired overtime; Wallace tries to convince his audience that humans are preprogramed to be motivated by their own selfish desires and must reprogram themselves to think out of sympathy and concern for others. Barbara Ascher’s, essay, “On Compassion,” compels the audience to interpret the compassion and empathy with their underlying definitions....   [tags: compassion, empathy]

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Art Is A Medium Through Which Emotions And Ideas Can Be Conveyed

- Art is a medium through which emotions and ideas can be conveyed. Art is appreciated for its aesthetic value, as well as its ability to evoke emotions and both of these functions can be seen in the art displayed in chapels and museums around the world. To create an emotional connection, art in chapels lacks labels so the focus is strictly on the story portrayed in the painting or sculpture. The opposite stands true for art in museums where the purpose is to understand the art therefore labels are placed, however art in museums lacks the emotional connection that is present in chapels....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Aesthetics, Santa Barbara]

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Barbara Stoller Miller's Bhagavad Gita

- Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita This modern day translation of the Bhagavad Gita, written by Barbara Stoller Miller, focused briefly on Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. It was a fairly short yet in depth description of Hindu beliefs and the conflicts that humans encounter when deciding which path to follow. The translation is in poetic form, and is divided between eighteen teachings, or chapters if you will. Each teaching focuses on one discipline of the mind, revealed through the Hindi god Krishna, to the man seeking knowledge at the time of his life’s most crucial stage, Arjuna....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Patriot 's Dream ( 2007 ) By Barbara Michaels And The War Of 1812

- Patriot’s Dream (2007) by Barbara Michaels and The War of 1812 (1965) by Harry L. Coles presented two different time periods. Patriot’s Dream illustrated the Revolution War and the era. The War of 1812 illustrated the battles that led to the war of 1812 in the new nation era. Both of these books were secondary sources that brought focus to topics of the wars between Britain and America that Norman K. Risjord presented in his book Jefferson’s America, 1760-1815 (2010). Both authors, Michaels and Coles had theses that elaborated on their time periods....   [tags: United States, War of 1812, Thomas Jefferson]

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Barbara Ehrenreich 's Nickel And Dimed

- Barbara Ehrenreich takes a look into the daily struggles of the living poor in her book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. As income inequality gets more severe every decade, change must take place in American society. People working two full time jobs still living in poverty, light will be shed on the 1% by the 99%, In the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich, Ehrenreich leaves a comfortable life to go undercover to investigate how the working poor survive on such low wages, she looks into income inequality The income disparity between the rich and the poor and even the rich and the middle class has grown significantly over the last cent...   [tags: Poverty, Economic inequality, United States]

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Symbols and Symbolism - A Comparison of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara

- Symbolism of Nicknames in A Doll's House and Major Barbara   The use of nicknames in literature is an important tool in which the author can provide insight into the attitudes of the characters toward each other and to provide illumination as to the nature of specific characters. Two such pieces of literature in which these attitudes and illumination can be evidenced are A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw. The attitudes of the characters in A Doll's House, more specifically Torvald Helmer and the maid Anne-Marie, toward Nora can be evidenced with the names by which she is referred....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Advertisements Are Stereotyping Females By Katherine Toland Firth And Barbara Mueller

- Advertisements Are Stereotyping Females In today’s society, it is no secret that the media stereotypes all people of all ages. The media persuades us to see the world and people in it a certain way. If someone does not measure up to the way media portrays people, he or she is not normal. Katherine Toland Firth and Barbara Mueller wrote an interesting article to persuade their audience that advertisements on television and several other forms of media are stereotyping females. Firth and Mueller state that it starts as a child....   [tags: Girl, Female, Woman, Stereotype]

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Summary of The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

- The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, portrays a group of children living in the slums of New York City around 1972. They seem to be content living in poverty in some very unsanitary conditions. One character, Miss Moore, the children’s self appointed mentor, takes it upon herself to further their education during the summer months. She feels this is her civic duty because she is educated. She used F.A.O. Schwarz, a very expensive toystore, to teach them a lesson and inspire them to strive for success and attempt to better themselves and their situations....   [tags: Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson Papers Summary]

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The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

- What Is The True Religion. The realities of Congo rescued her from the mental enslavement of her father, Nathan Price. Nathan, a Baptist evangelist journeyed with his four daughters and wife to the Belgian Congo with his mission to save the unenlightened souls of the Congolese people. His aim was to accomplish this through his strict biblical sanctions and his firm belief in his Christian faith. As a child who respects their parents' religion and belief, Leah was compassionate and genuine about her father's faith and his outlook on life....   [tags: American Literature]

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Cinderella vs. Danielle de Barbarac

- Cinderella vs. Danielle de Barbarac Throughout history, women have been portrayed as the weaker sex. Truthfully, many women are just as physically and emotionally strong as men. Cinderella’s strengths have been shown in the movies Ever After and Cinderella. In Ever After, a woman lost the only person that she ever really loved, but later found true love through the hardships of her lonely life. In Cinderella, a woman eventually found the love that she had always dreamed of throughout her slave-driven life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Appropriate Humor in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

- ... Who are these nutcases who would volunteer for an artificially daunting situation in order to entertain millions of strangers with their half-assed efforts to survive. Then I remember where I am and why I am here." The last sentence adds a little cohesiveness to the situation. This humor tied loose-ends that the reader might now have fully grasped without it. Ehrenreich knew that most audiences most easily connect with humor; therefore, she used it very frequently. This sarcasm not only keeps readers involved, but it also makes certain connections that they would not normally put together....   [tags: tragedy, hopelessness]

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Weaving a family, by Barbara Katz Rothman

- Barbara Katz Rothman, professor of sociology, once said "Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." This illustrates clearly the symbol of the mothers in this society. This symbol could also shape people’s thinking about mothers. I totally agree with her assessment. For instance, I believe that everyone is using his or her own symbols during social interaction, such as languages, gestures and other sign language....   [tags: Book Review, Sociology, Signs of Affection]

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Leadership Versus Management: Exploring Leadership by Co-author, Barbara Kellerman

- Several weeks ago, I stumbled on this quote “Greatness is not a function of circumstance; greatness is largely a matter of conscience, choice and discipline” by Jim Collins. Halfway into my Leadership One class, after a sober reflection; I realized that all the great leaders I had heard of and known personally exhibited traits of fascinating discipline, intense consciousness amongst other factors. Another interesting observation showed the allegiances of these leaders to a supernatural being. In my opinion, leaders and managers have quite a clear distinction which is tersely explained as “managers do things right and leaders do the right thing.” Nonetheless, managers administer and leaders...   [tags: greatness, discipline, sucess]

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Analysis Of ' On ' And ' The Plan De Santa Barbara 's Manifesto '

- Chicanx is an idea that emphasizes self-determination; it is essentially a new way of thinking, which in turn reveals a higher sense of “ pride” and “confidence” to pursue a better quality of life. Menchaca’s discusses in “Recovering History, Constructing Race”, how race created a hierarchy among groups based upon skin color and culture. Which relates to what Du Bois mentions about ‘contradiction of double aims’, African Americans as well as Mexican Americans have been labeled as underrepresented groups that are faced with an impossible decision to choose between sticking to their culture or be accepted by American society....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, White American]

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A Rationalist 's Mystical Moment By Barbara Ehrenreich

- The article entitled “A rationalist 's Mystical Moment” by Barbara Ehrenreich recants a “mystical” moment endured by the author who, a self-described rationalist descends from a long line of “hardcore atheists”. The author’s background is colorful as described by her biography in Wikipedia “… American writer and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade", and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker. During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America....   [tags: Religion, God, Mysticism, Mind]

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Seving in Florida by Barbara Enhrenreich

- There were two major issues that Ehrenreich has with working in the restaurant. The first one is the management and the second issue is the amount of money she makes. The management is views as the enemy to the employees; making new rules for the staff and the endless accusations about the employees behaviors. The salary for restaurant employees makes it hard to secure housing, prescription drugs, and any unexpected expense. “Serving in Florida” written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a reflected recap of her time working in the restaurant industry....   [tags: restaurant and hospitality management]

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The Lesson By Toni Cade Bambara

- The subject of equality and inequality are a sensitive and controversial topic. Both equality and inequality were portrayed in the short story, “The Lesson.” In this short story by Toni Cade Bambara, Miss Moore, a well known woman in the neighborhood, gives the children in her local area a lesson about the brutal inequalities that are in existence within the socioeconomic status system. This leads the children to ponder about the equality and inequality that exists within society. Toni Cade Bambara uses her short story, “The Lesson” in order to shed light on the injustices and racial inequalities in society....   [tags: African American, Racial segregation, Racism]

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

- ... She never truly comes to terms with it and gains exponentially more regrets as she ages. Leah shows an example of someone unable to let go, who instead carries the guilt and lets it eat away at her. Because she was never able to come to terms with any of the past events, her soul will forever be burdened. Forgiveness of one’s self is freeing but first one must accept that the past is irreversible. Another way to deal with one’s past regrets is to find ways to cooperate, such as searching for logical explanations and finding peace in logic instead of letting feelings take over....   [tags: repressing memory, past regret]

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Barbara Ehrenreich's Research and Economic Findings in Nickel and Dimed

- For her book, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich, a middle-aged female investigative journalist, assumed the undercover position of a newly divorced housewife returning to work after several years of unemployment. The premise for Ehrenreich to go undercover in this way was due to her belief that a single mother returning to work after years of being on welfare would have a difficult time providing for her family on a low or minimum wage. Her cover story was the closest she could get to that of a welfare mother since she had no children and was not on welfare....   [tags: literary analysis, barbara ehrenreich]

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Theme of Maturity in The Bean Trees and The Catcher in the Rye

- How does one know that a person is maturing. Are there signs. What defines maturity. “A mature person assumes responsibility for his or her actions” (“Maturity”) but does that mean someone who cannot do that should not be considered mature. In The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, both Holden and Taylor go through a period in their lives where they start “putting aside ‘toys’ and fantasies...seeing the world as it really is” (“Maturity”). For Taylor, adulthood is thrust upon her when she “inherits” Turtle, while for Holden it takes till the end of the book--when he is with Phoebe--to realize....   [tags: J.D. Salinger Barbara Kingsolver]

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Barbara Ehrenreich's The Hearts of Men

- Barbara Ehrenreich's The Hearts of Men Barbara Ehrenreich, in The Hearts Of Men, illustrates how gender roles have highly constricted men, not just women, and therefore have inhibited American society from developing its full potential. She deviates from conventional wisdom, which says that gender roles have been largely detrimental to only half the population, which is simultaneously confined to working in the domestic sphere and prevented from participating in the public realm. Her theory says that Americans subscribe to a "sexuo-economic system" which reduces men to "mere earning mechanisms" and forces women to "become parasitic wives" (6, 4)....   [tags: Barbara Ehrenrech Gender Equality Essays]

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Barbara Millicent Roberts: Barbie

- ... Eileen Zurbriggen, a professor of psychology at University of California, comments on the effects that playing with Barbie has on girls’ ideas on careers: "Playing with the Barbie suppresses their ideas about their own possible futures, but their ideas about the boys didn't change” (qtd. in Alter). It is true that Barbie has all of these fancy things, but Barbie is a hard-working girl who has had a collection of different careers. Another reason why people believe that Barbie isn’t good for children to own is that Barbie has a bad image, an overly sexualized and unhealthy image that subconsciously promotes girls to match her....   [tags: controversial toys, female stereotypes]

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Taylor's Journey of Personal Growth in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover

- ... Taylor leaving Kentucky is showing how she is becoming more of a risk taker and although not knowing exactly where she is headed seems a bit irresponsible I believe it is exactly the kind of risk Taylor needed to take. It is scary to leave the only place you have ever known but Taylor is courageous and this courage she has grows throughout her journey . The best way for her to grow and learn is through experience and that is exactly what she got. It is ironic that she left Kentucky to avoid getting pregnant, and then right in the beginning of her journey she is thrown into motherhood....   [tags: motherhood, courage, love]

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The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara

- Creative writing is a form of art. However, the need for consistency in creative writing is critical for the success of the underlying story. In summary, I did not like the story. This story is quite inconsistent and thus unpalatable as a creative piece. The Lesson was successful to some level especially in enacting the concept of equality in resource distribution. The success of this concept is clarified by the pricy toys. The most astonishing toy was the “hand-crafted sailboat of fiberglass at one thousand one hundred ninety-five dollars” (Bambara 93)....   [tags: The Lesson Essays]

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Panama Deception

- The “Panama Deception,” directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project and narrated by actress Elizabeth Montgomery, observes a distinct failure to implement 20th-century democracy in Latin America in the late '80s and early '90s. More specifically, the film documents the U.S. invasion of Panama under "Operation Just Cause” during this period, showing how the cause was anything but just. Rather, the film shows how the Operation intended to impose a biased renegotiation of the aforementioned treaties....   [tags: cinematography, Barbara Trent director]

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A Nurse At St. Barbara 's Memorial Nursing

- I chose to interview my aunt Kimberly Vandetta. She is a Registered Nurse at St. Barbara 's Memorial Nursing in Monongah, West Virginia. St. Barbara 's is a long-term facility. A long-term facility is a nursing home, skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility that provides a variety of service both medical and personal care. These facilities help people who are unable to manage independently in the community. You are probably wondering what a Registered Nurse does on a daily basis at these types of facilities....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing home, Medicine, Healthcare]

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Saint Barbara's Life

- A beautiful woman, loved by her parents, apple of her father’s eye, and yet kept alone, one would not think this young lady would be connected to the powerful Air Defense Artillery, however, this young woman is the Patron Saint of the Air Defense Artillery. Her name is Barbara and she was executed long before her time, but when she died, a most extraordinary event occurred, to make her the center of the Air Defense Artillery. Upon her death, a lightning bolt came from the sky and killed her father as he was walking home....   [tags: biography, christianity, saint of artillery]

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