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Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

- Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees It has often been suggested that some southwestern literature is based on the experiences of others. With this suggestion, it has been demonstrated that these experiences are incorporated with the intention of portraying the experiences of others as a learning tool; for both the reader and the writer. Some may also imply that literature, therefore, may impose a learning opportunity in itself. In correspondence with this belief, it must be suggested that the classic novel, The Bean Trees, could be considered a learning experience for the audience as well as Barbara Kingsolver in relation to the catalyzing character Marietta "Missy"/Taylor Greer along with...   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver Bean Trees Character Analysis]

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Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus

- For this book report, I choose the book written by Barbara Chase-Riboud called Hottentot Venus. This book is about a real female from the KhoeKhoe nation and her tragic life. This Young Khoisan, Ssehura, is an orphan in South Africa around the 1700s. After becoming a slave by a Dutch Afrikaner, her name changed to Saartjie (means Little Sarah in Dutch.) As the story goes on, it explains more of Saartjie’s culture, which includes the grooming to be more desirable for marriage. In Khoisan’s culture, female massage their buttocks with special ointment so they will swell, and their genitalia are also stretched....   [tags: Hottentot Venus Barbara Chase Riboud]

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A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August

- A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August “The Guns of August” was written by Barbara W. Tuchman in 1962. The book details the causes of the first World war and describes the first month of the war. The book clearly illustrates how a local war became an entire European struggle by a call to war against Russia. Soon after the war became a world issue. Summary of the Book Plans The Beginning (Chapters 1-5) The book begins at the funeral procession of King Edward VII of England in 1910....   [tags: Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August]

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Barbara Tuchman

- Barbara Tuchman 1912-1989 On a cold winter morning on January 30th in 1912 a baby girl was born to the proud parents of Maurice and Alma Wertheim. Her name was Barbara. She would someday come to be known as Barbara Tuchman, narrative historian and writer. Barbara was born into a comfortable home in New York, New York. She had a middle class up bringing and both her mother and father came from distinguished families. They also were probably well off because of her fathers great success in business....   [tags: Biography]

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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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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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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian

- Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- Running Head: THE BEAN TREES Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care of her. She end up in a town outside Tucson and soon makes friends which she will consider family in the end....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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Ella Baker

- The book Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, by Dr. Barbara Ransby was an incredible and extremely moving book. I really enjoy learning about history and significant people who have impacted the history and culture of our country. However, I have never learned of Ella Baker nor have I ever heard her name mentioned once. Barbara Ransby's book provides a well-structured and insightful biography of one of the most important, yet least well-known, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: Barbara Ransby]

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Balancing the Individual with the Community in Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

-     In an interview with Barbara Kingsolver by David Gergen, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, Kingsolver states, I think everything I write is about the idea of community and about the special challenge in the United States of balancing our idealization of the individual, or glorification of, of personal freedom and the individual with the importance of community, how to balance those two offices. (Qtd. by Gergen) I found this idea of Kingsolver's to be the basis of her book The Bean Trees....   [tags: Kingsolver Bean Trees Essays]

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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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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 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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Use of Rhetoric in Nickel and Dime by Barbara Ehrenreich

- Use of Rhetoric in Nickel and Dime by Barbara Ehrenreich In her expose, Nickel and Dime, Barbara Ehrenreich shares her experience of what it is like for unskilled women to be forced to be put into the labor market after the welfare reform that was going on in 1998. Ehrenreich wanted to capture her experience by retelling her method of “uncover journalism” in a chronological order type of presentation of events that took place during her endeavor. Her methodologies and actions were some what not orthodox in practice....   [tags: Nickel Dime Ehrenreich]

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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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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed

- Movies don’t always do a good book justice. The same thing can be said about plays. ‘Nickel and Dimed’ at the University of Iowa is a fine attempt to illustrate Barbra Ehrenreich’s book of minimum wage workers and the difficulties they face finically. As a college student, concentrated in my own daily schedule, attending the Nickel and Dimed production was a change in my routine. I was looking forward to the many story lines that would be produced on the stage. I was more connected to the first story in particular because I was previously in the food business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Humour and Conflict in the scene in which Rita and Barbara Clash from Billy Liar

- Humour and Conflict in the scene in which Rita and Barbara Clash from Billy Liar Task: ‘Explain how both humour and conflict are created in the scene in which Rita and Barbara clash’ Billy liar is set in 1959, at the time of the teenage rebellion and the start of the swinging sixties. This is reflected in the play because there are still some ‘old Fashioned’ People around i.e. Barbara, which tells me that the ‘new age’ hasn’t affected some people yet. And there are also people like Liz who are really taking to the new style of living....   [tags: Billy Liar Keith Waterhouse Plays Essays]

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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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Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver

- Facing the Village by Lenore Look and A Fist in the Eye of God by Barbara Kingsolver Common human attributes are normal to acquire, yet Americans seem to pick and choose how they want to acquire these traits, whether it’s excessively or minimally. In both readings, “Facing the Village” by Lenore Look and “A Fist in the Eye of God” by Barbara Kingsolver, the authors present many human attributes and the pros and cons of how Americans act. In “Facing the Village,” Lenore Look starts out being the typical, ignorant, greedy, arrogant, and unstable judge of how to trust someone American....   [tags: American Society Compare contrast]

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Lessons of Major Barbara, Good Woman of Setzuan, and Madwoman of Chaillot

- Lessons of Major Barbara, Good Woman of Setzuan, and Madwoman of Chaillot  Philosophers all over the world have pondered over the idea of evil.  This brings up another extremely essential question, “how should we live?”  Because we know that evil is existent in our world, does that mean we must live with the knowledge, accept it and conform to society’s ideal that only the cunning survive?  Or do we keep our original identity of purity and goodness at heart in our everyday lives.  The three pieces of literature that we read all deal with this dilemma in different ways.  And like in all good stories, good prevails over evil....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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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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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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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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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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My Man Bovanne by Toni Cade Bambara

- My Man Bovanne by Toni Cade Bambara The short story entitled "My Man Bovanne" was written by Toni Cade Bambara published in Gorilla, My Love (1972), a collection of Bambara's short stories. The piece is not at all lengthy but the content hits you like a ton of bricks. The subtle hints of ageism and racism are scattered about all of her writing. This story tells a fictional tale of a woman named Hazel Peoples and her tribulations dealing with a world that seems to have forgotten the importance of elders....   [tags: Bambara Man Bovanne]

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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 Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed

- Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed In the novel Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehnreich, there are many hurtles she must overcome to experience the life of a low income worker. She sets some ground rules for herself, such as always having a car, and starting out with a certain amount of money for her down payment on an apartment. Although the rules are doable, she admits that she broke all of the rules at least once. Even though Barbara didn't hold to her original plan, she was still able to reveal her appeals clearly....   [tags: Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Symbolism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson

- Symbolism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson Symbols are often use in stories to portray more of a literal meaning. Conventional, literary, and allegory are examples of the different types of symbolism. Symbols can be displayed in many different ways. People, objects, and events are just a few of the ways. Throughout the short story, "The Lesson," Toni Cade Bambara uses symbolism in many areas. The title, "The Lesson," is one symbol that Bambara uses. Miss. Moore, the teacher with a college degree, takes the kids on a trip to F.A.O....   [tags: Bambara Lesson Analysis]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Review Of The Book Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- The Life of Working to Survive Have you ever wonder what it really takes to live in todays world. For some people they are fortunate to live a lifestyle where they have steady jobs, healthcare, food, a home, and things in general to survive; sometimes even get things they really desire and even have a high social status among the society that surrounds them. Yet, not everything is as simple as it may seem for others. Some humans in this world have to fight through a daily struggle in order to make the wages they do to survive with basic needs and amount to nothing at times in the society that bases others off social status, which is described in the book Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenrei...   [tags: Wage, Working class, Barbara Ehrenreich]

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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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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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Mrs. Barbara Allen Barrett

- Mrs. Barbara Allen Barrett, age 39, was previously married to Michael John Reed who she had two offspring with, Catherine Reed, 16, who attends Givenchy Academy and Todd Michael Reed, 18, who attends Stanford. Barbara and Michael were married for 9 years before they decided to get a divorce. She met John Walker Barrett 2 years after her separation at a functions for a garden. When Barbara first met John she was immediately attracted to him because of his charisma, manners, and intensity. They talked at the function for a while before deciding to get some fresh air....   [tags: Abuse, Physical abuse, Domestic violence]

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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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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- The current minimum wage right now in California is $9.00 per hour. The question is, will this be enough for people to pay off their rent and still able to not keep their fridge empty. In the book, "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich talks about working as a low wage worker. Barbara describes the environment of the jobs that she had done in a detailed manner. She also explained how most of her coworkers lived with more than one person in order to pay rent. One of her job was working in a nursing home which she got a really low pay to take care of elderly people....   [tags: Wage, Minimum wage, Employment, Old age]

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The, By Barbara J. Newman

- The main theme of this book starts from the question that the author, Barbara J. Newman, has in her mind and lead her to write this book. “How can we set up an environment where persons with disabilities can connect with the gospel message and grow in relationship with Jesus Christ?” Before its start, however, one must know where it can start or what can be done first. Barbara told us that it has to be a knowledge that integrates all of the information around a person because she believes God made that person, and He wants to put that person in “an important spot in His Kingdom.” In this book, Barbara Newman deals with the question above in two different chapters related to each other....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel, Christianity, God]

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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- The research excerpt, “Nickel-and-Dimed” conducted by Barbara Ehrenreich, explained the day-to-day of the low-wage workforce in America. Ehrenreich conducted the experiment by immersing herself in the” world that welfare mothers are entering”, as she recalls. To commence her journey, she finds a place to live for $500 in Key West, Florida. After she is acclimated in her “sweet little place” she runs through the ads to find work. Ehrenreich finally, lands a job at Hearthside Hotel for $2.43 an hour plus tips....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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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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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 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 And Mike Rose

- Many low paid workers can thrive in society and get through their struggles to survive in society, but they lack the respect that they deserve for what they do. Barbara Ehrenreich and Mike Rose share their professional observations on this matter. Ehrenreich shares her research from a chapter in her book “Nickles and Dimes”, “Serving in Florida.” She focuses largely on how low wage workers are oppressed. How little voice worker gets, how difficult it is to survive month to month on low wages, and what sorts of problems the worker gets into because of this lifestyle....   [tags: Employment, Wage, Minimum wage, Working class]

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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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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, published in 2001 by Barbara Ehrenreich, is a book about an author who goes undercover and examines lives of the working lower class by living and working in similar conditions. Ehrenreich sets out to learn how people survive off of minimum wage. For her experiment, she applies rules including that she cannot use skills acquired from her education or work during her job search. She also must take the highest-paying job offered to her and try her best to keep it....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Karl Marx, Marxism]

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Summary Of ' Beautiful ' By Barbara Wels

- Barbara Wels’ short story “Gorgeous” is a satire of an obsessive-compulsive woman who seeks a lifestyle mirrored by beauty and perfection. Wels’ writing style composed of carefully arranged lists of words, experimental narrative structure and third person voice, emulates the persona “Gorgeous” and her crazed nature for control and organised stillness in all aspects of her life. By focusing on the treatment of surface and superficially, through Wels’ use of cyclic narrative and the portrayal of the detailed-orientated “Gorgeous” this will link Wels’ story to the broader social context of a materialist culture and the importance of humour in the generating a response to the story....   [tags: Narrative, Fiction, Narratology, Plot]

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Barbie, By Barbara Millicent Roberts

- Although recently there have been some action being taken upon this issue, children toys have always seemed to be gender specific. For example, little boys are expected to only play with “masculine” toys such as action figures, toy cars, etc. and little girls with “feminine” toys such as baby dolls, kitchen sets, etc. These toys play a significant role in our society in shaping the way children are thinking beginning from a young age. However, of all the controversial toys, Barbie seems to take the cake for young girls....   [tags: Barbie, Mattel, Bild Lilli doll, Ruth Handler]

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Flight Behavior By Barbara Kingsolver

- In the book Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver develops an argument that ties in with deforestation. Kingsolver shows that through Cub and Dellarobia’s argument about Cub’s father wanting to log down a whole mountain, cutting down trees to receive money so he can sell those off as what was explained in the book. Sum that up in reality that is what is going on with people deforesting forest to obtain money as well or for a purpose. Although cub is wanting to go with his father’s plan but in contrast, Dellarobia doesn’t not want that....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Climate change]

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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- In America, low wage workers are experiencing difficulty maintaining a roof over their heads, putting food in their mouths, and providing for their families (Briana, 2016). Many of these workers are working at least two or three-part time jobs, or working full time at low-wage paying jobs. However, working fulltime or having two or three part-time jobs, still isn’t enough to make ends meet, support themselves, and their families. In the novel, Nickel and Dimed (2015), Barbara Ehrenreich, the author, does a great job going into the the workforce to be employed as a low wage worker, plus acquiring information about how low wage workers make ends meet....   [tags: Wage, Employment, Justice, Poverty]

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A Comparison Of Barbara 's Use Of Pathos

- A Comparison of Barbara’s Use of Pathos in Her Essays’ Pathos, are used to capture the attention of an audience. Pathos ultimately, determine how an audience will perceive the piece that an author writes. Three of Barbara Ehrenrech’s most successfully written pieces are: “What I’ve Learned from Men,” “Are Women Getting Sadder,” “Not So Pretty in Pink.” A comparison, of Barbara’s use of pathos will be explored in these essays’ through, emotionally loaded language, detailed descriptions and her personal stories and examples found within the essay’s, depicting which essay is stronger....   [tags: Short story, Writing, Essay, Argument]

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Barbara Mcclintock 's Life And Accomplishments

- Barbara McClintock is a name that is not well known among the world today. She isn’t famous like Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison, but she did lead a very interesting life that brought her many accomplishments, including A Nobel prize. The good thing about what she did for work was that her discoveries opened the door to many different possibilities. Barbara was born on June 16, 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the youngest of three girls. Her parents were a young, struggling couple whose love was forbidden by her mother’s side of the family....   [tags: College, High school, Gregor Mendel]

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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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Barbara Ehrenreich 's Nickel And Dimed

- Author Background: Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed, is a passionate writer. According to her personal website, she went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon and she studied chemistry, but then decided to study physics instead. Ehrenreich made it to grad school at Rockefeller University and she switched from various majors and she ended up in molecular biology. The reason why Ehrenreich ended up in Reed college, was because she came from a blue collar family. Her father was a miner and through hard work he went to get his degree....   [tags: Working class, Blue-collar worker, Wage, Rhetoric]

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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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Analysis Of Barbara Ehrenreich 's Article

- Ranking number nine on the current Forbes Top Ten Richest Americans with 33.7 billion dollars, whose last name isn’t Trump: Jim Walton. Walton happens to be a part of the one percent of Americans with the whopping ninety-nine percent of us fellow Americans in their pockets. Briefly put; the miniscule one percent has a gigantic grasp on this country. Taking ownership of most private and managerial wealth, and leaving only eleven percent of America’s wealth to the bottom feeders of America, wage and salary workers....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Wealth, Poverty]

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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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The History Of Barbie By Barbara Millicent Roberts

- The History of Barbie Barbara Millicent Roberts was first debuted on March 9th, 1959, rocking her black and white swimsuit waiting to take over the world. Barbie was the first three dimensional doll introduced in America relicted after the German doll, stemming from paper dolls (www.Barbiemedia.com) . Since barbie came out in 1959 she has been rolling through the years, acquiring fashions and looks from each decade she lives in. Her journey began in the sixties and is still going today in 2016....   [tags: Barbie, Mattel, Ruth Handler, Bild Lilli doll]

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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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Barbara Ehrenreich 's Nickel And Dimed

- ?). Drug use and abuse has become a widespread issue within the United States. One of its most troubling aspects being the abuse of pharmaceutical and prescription drugs, painkillers raising the most concern. Drugs such as Oxycontin, Ambien, and Xanax are being prescribed by doctors and given to the public and then being misused, causing more harm than good. ADD SOURCE THAT EXPLAINS THE MANIFESTATION OF THIS. Barbara Ehrenreich, an American author and sociologist explores this very problem in her book, Nickel and Dimed....   [tags: Pharmacology, Food and Drug Administration]

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