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The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood

- The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood "Marx states that we are truly free only when '[people] place themselves in a position to control their own historical destiny'"(Slaughter 25). Britain's imperial colonization of Africa triggered vast change within the tribal civilizations thriving on the continent prior to European occupation. For the Africans, these changes altered every level of their culture: language, religion, as well as ancient tribal customs. But one of the most devastating aspects of the British colonization in Africa was the European economic system: capitalism....   [tags: Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]

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Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text

- Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text Upon my first reading of Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood, I immediately rejoiced--in this novel, I had finally encountered an account of a female protagonist in colonial and postcolonial African life. In my hands rested a work that gave names and voices to the silent, forgotten mothers and co-wives of novels by male African writers such as Chinua Achebe. Emecheta, I felt, provided a much-needed glimpse into the world of the African woman, a world harsher than that of the African male because woman is doubly marginalized....   [tags: Buchi Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]

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Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman

- Colonial Life in Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman Homi Bhaba writes that "colonial mimicry is the desire for a reformed, recognizable Other, as a subject of a difference that is almost the same, but not quite" (86). The colonizer wants and needs the colonized to be similar to himself, but not the same. If the native continues to behave in his traditional ways, he brings no economic gain to the colonizer. But, if the colonized changes too much and is found to be exactly the same as the colonizer, the colonizer is left with no argument for his supremacy....   [tags: Emecheta Joys of Motherhood Essays]

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Parental Relationships in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood

- Parental Relationships in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood, are two novels that emphasize the complexities of relationships between parents and their children. In Achebe’s story, the protagonist of the novel, Okonkwo, has distant relationships with his children (particularly Nwoye and Ezinma) because their father sees them as inadequate in many ways. Okonkwo has high expectations of his children, especially Nwoye, his eldest son and often finds fault in almost everything he does....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Joys Motherhood Essays]

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Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys Of Motherhood

- Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys of Motherhood Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman in many different ways. They all depict the turmoils and strife's that women, in many cultures and time periods, suffer from. In some cases it's the woman's fault, in others it's simply bad luck. In any case, all three novels succeed in their goal of showing what a life of selling oneself short is like through the eyes of a woman....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Buchi Emecheta and African Traditional Society

- Buchi Emecheta’s literary terrain is the domestic experience of the female characters, and the way in which these characters try to turn the table against the second-class and slavish status to which they are subjected either by their husbands or the male-oriented traditions. Reading Buchi Emecheta informs us of the ways fiction, especially women’s writing, plays a role in constructing a world in which women can live complete lives; a world that may provide women with opportunities for freedom, creativity, self-expression, friendship and love....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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Surrogate Motherhood: Comparing Two Articles

- “Time to Ban Surrogate Motherhood,” written by Lynda Hurst and “Surrogate Motherhood: Why it Should Be Permitted,” written by Allan C. Hutchinson, are persuasive texts where the authors’ attempts to influence the audience to agree with their side of the argument on surrogate motherhood. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, surrogate motherhood is defined as, “a woman who bears a child for another person, often for pay, either through artificial insemination or by carrying until birth another woman's surgically implanted fertilized egg.” Since the persuasive works are published in different newspapers, one being The Toronto Star and the other being The Glob...   [tags: Surrogate Motherhood, ]

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The Role of Motherhood in Blood Wedding and Like Water for Chocolate

- How do the mother and child relations, in the books, Blood Wedding and Like Water For Chocolate reveal the characteristics of the mothers. Mother and child relations are portrayed in our factual life, which affect the child, and it’s up bringing. Some relations are very solicitous and create a greater bond between each other, while some do not. The authors Federico Garcia Lorca and Laura Esquivel implement characters with relations of mother and child to show the characteristics of the mothers through their relations with their children, and form the plot....   [tags: Motherhood]

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Successful Female Crime Drama Leads: Where Does that Leave Motherhood?

- In recent years, there has been a gender shift in crime dramas on television. In the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, the viewer saw the lead characters to be heavily male dominated with a woman thrown in for mostly sex appeal. The shift from the stereotypical nuclear family, with a stay-at-home mom, has impacted many genres of television programing and exemplified in Paul Cantor’s “The Simpson: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family,” when referring to the deviation from a historic ideal family “in fact [the breakdown] should be regarded as a form of liberation from an image of the family that may have been good enough for the 1950’s but is no longer valid in the 1990’s” (737)....   [tags: Gender Shift, Crime Dramas, Television, Motherhood]

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Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

- In the story Second Class Citizen, Buchi Emecheta displays what African women go through in modern Nigeria Society and provides explanations of why they ought to be treated equally. In the story, it provides to us a great example of how men have treated woman and how men should never mistreat woman in any sort of way. In the story Second Class Citizen, gender and sexuality was represented in the novel it shows how there should not be a gender that is more important than the other, and how everyone should be treated equally whether it be a female or male....   [tags: women, modern nigeria]

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The Joys Of Being A College Student

- This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP#CollectiveBias The joys of being a college student, you are an adult now and time flies by so quickly. All of a sudden you have a huge appreciation for all that your parents provided to you, because today you are the one in charge of finances. If you had parents who were super good with money, then you probably will have no problems, learning how to budget in college, but if you are like most young adults, this whole learning how to budget money is a skill you have yet to master....   [tags: Want, Need, Personal computer, WANT]

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Buchi Emecheta's Second-Class Citizen

- Race and ethnic roots have been a core phenomenon which determine the human relations since the beginning of first civilizations to today’s contemporary world. Until the 19th century, race had a usage in the meaning of ‘nation’ but after that time it also started to be used for ‘blacks and whites’ and even for Muslims and Jews at the last century. But what were the aim of this difference and what were the reasons behind it. It is quite simple. With the occurrence of the French Revolution, a new idea-nationalism- has come up and started to affect all the countries; especially empires....   [tags: Second-Class Citizen Essays]

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The Significance of Motherhood

- Women suffered from some kinds of stereotyping in many countries in the past. Infanticide was a way to get rid of the newborn girl baby in some countries, while in other countries women were accused of the sin of witchcraft. As the time went, this persecution evolved to have different forms such as depriving girls from education or limiting the jobs which were available to them. Women had struggled against this oppressive misconception for centuries until they became able to achieve their lost equality with men....   [tags: society, leaders, great mothers]

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The Price of Motherhood

- When people think of a mother they think of a comforter, a lover, and a role model. Today, most women’s dream is to become a phenomenal mother: being someone their child, and even observers, can look up to. What if a woman is denied her dreams of becoming a mother, or even compelled to think being a mother is indecent. Suppose people of the world are conditioned to believe the words “birth” and “mother” are obscene, and the only mothers existing in the world were called “savages.” Would one’s dreams be crushed as a result of the absence of motherhood....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Motherhood Is The State Or Experience Of Having And Raising A Child

- Motherhood is the state or experience of having and raising a child. To me motherhood is not only contained in those two actions. Motherhood is being there for your child, Women should become mothers because it is something worth going through. Imagine giving birth to a child and watching them grow and becoming better and better every day. Motherhood is defined as the social practices of nurturing and caring for people, and thus it is not the exclusive domain of women (Arendell 2000). In most societies, however, women not only bear children but also are primary caretakers of infants and children....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Father]

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The Joys of Mediocrity

- The Joys of Mediocrity "Why do I look fat?" "Why is the shape of my face not proportional to my body?" "Why do I have so many pimples?" "Why is my nose that big?" You and I have, at some point, grumbled like this -- it could have happened last month, last week, or even just five minutes ago. We never forgave ourselves for those flaws in our physical structure called imperfections. Most of us strive to become the person of what fashion magazines, movies, or pop culture in general proclaim as the "ideal physique of man." The beau ideal meant good looks, prominence of height, well-toned bodies, and the like....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Mothering and Motherhood

- Mothering and Motherhood Women have persistently been challenged with issues regarding what it means to be a ‘good mother’. Although times continue to change, issues confronting 21st century mothers, remain similar to the ones addressed in past generations. An abundance of mothers in the 21st century are still faced with the complex issue regarding the ‘stay-at-home mom’ stereotype, in spite of the fact that the feminist movement has provided women with more rights in the present-day, then ever before....   [tags: Past Generations, 21st Century, Mothers]

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Summary of Emecheta's The Bride Price

- The Bride Price Buchi Emecheta, the author of The Bride Price, illustrates the life of the Odia family and the hardships they go through together, and on their own. The character who stands out the most, however, is Aku-Nna Odia, the protagonist of the story. Because she is an unmarried teenage girl, life is additionally hard for her. Aside from the difficulties she has because of the death of her father, Aku-Nna is faced with the cultural mission as a female in society to get married so the family can receive a bride price....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Motherhood and Pregnancy

- “ Being a Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” MMMMM. Being mother is one of the most blessed and the most challenging job in the world. Giving birth to a new life and making it walk through the new world holding its hands showing a good trail makes a mother victorious in her life....   [tags: teenage pregnancy, fertility]

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Gender and Sexuality in Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi

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

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Social Construction Of Gender And The Joys Of Parenthood

- Gender is a popular topic in the world today. It is a subject that is talked about and argued over, yet even with all the discussions being had, there are numerous other matters related to gender that should also be considered and included in the conversation. One of these issues is parenthood. The two articles “The Social Construction of Gender” and “The Joys of Parenthood, Reconsidered” each talk about how their topics are influenced by culture. “The Social Construction of Gender” talks about gender as a concept created by society....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sociology]

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Surrogate Motherhood

- Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into two categories. Either the contracting couple is unable to produce a child or they would prefer to eliminate or enhance certain genetic traits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Feminism and Changing Perceptions of Motherhood

- Societal perceptions of motherhood in North America have changed drastically over the last century and continue to change. Due to prescribed traditional gender roles, the concept of motherhood has historically been latent in the concept womanhood, in that a woman’s ability to reproduce was seen to be an inherent part of her identity. Thus there existed societal pressures not only for women to become mothers, but to fit into the impossible standard of being the “perfect mother”. However, as the feminist movement gained more ground and women were increasingly incorporated into the workforce, these traditional views of gender roles and in turn motherhood were challenged....   [tags: gender roles, mommy wars]

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Motherhood Is The Ultimate Fulfillment Of A Woman

- Discuss how any two of the myths of motherhood in the textbook/lecture support or refute what is being discussed in this interview. The two myth of motherhood that supports the information on this interview are “Motherhood is the ultimate fulfillment of a woman. It is natural and necessary experience for all women. Those who do not want to mother are psychologically disturbed and those who want to but cannot are fundamentally deprived” (Crawford, 2011, p.263). This myth supports the information on this interview because infertile couples or couples that have a hard time conceiving children fly to India from all over the world to hire women in India as surrogate mothers....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Mother, Family]

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Motherhood As Punishment : The Case Of Parenting

- In the reading by Lynne Haney, “Motherhood as Punishment: The Case of Parenting in Prison”, Haney decided to focus on analyzing a facility that allows mothers to parent from prison. She analyzed what it meant for mothers to have to parent in prison. Specifically she wanted to investigate why it seemed that this program seemed to promise a new alternative, in order to reunify family. However, through her observations she saw that motherhood was being undermined and if anything the mothers had less power, even though the program promised more....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Father, Gender role]

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Myths of Black Motherhood and Their Consequences

- Keeping with the legacy of American history, the African American family is a topic of controversy and concern. While other aspects of the family are studied, it could be argued that the area of African American motherhood receives the most attention. Unequivocally, African American mothers are depicted as matriarchs, crack-mothers, and welfare queens. In addition, Black mothers are often portrayed as lazy, irresponsible, destructive, and even worthless. These stereotypical images of African American mothers are important because they have powerful implications for African American moms, and for their families at large....   [tags: Race in America]

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We Need A Word For Motherhood

- "[M]otherhood was invented by someone who had to have a word for it because the ones that had the children didn 't care whether there was a word for it or not," Addie Bundren reflects from beyond the grave in As I Lay Dying (171). Though she can hardly be considered the paragon of motherhood, Addie 's words have a degree of truth to them which can be interpreted in more than one way. Perhaps mothers don 't need a word for motherhood because their experience is one that transcends language. Or perhaps it is only men and childless women who care about defining motherhood, because those who are mothers have realized "that living [is] terrible and that this [is] the answer to it," and thus have...   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Mothers]

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The Transition Into Motherhood Is Rewarding

- Becoming a mother was not on the top of my priority list, although, at the time my priority list was quite disturbing; I did not have one. I was on my way to Neverland with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, sort of speak. I never realized how becoming a mother could change my life until I became one. I have learned numerous lessons and made major changes to myself, the transition into motherhood is rewarding yet different for everyone; although not everyone desires to become a mother. The comparison between pre-motherhood, during the pregnancy, and post-motherhood each is completely different, yet they all affect the child in the end....   [tags: Family, Mother, Pregnancy, Debut albums]

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Motherhood : Who Needs It?

- In her essay, “Motherhood: Who Needs It?”, Betty Rollin emphasizes the pressures of motherhood that society puts on women and highlights the fact that becoming a mother is not a natural instinct. “Women don’t need to be mothers any more than they need spaghetti,” psychiatrist Dr. Richard Rabkin stated, “But if you’re in a world where everyone is eating spaghetti, thinking they need it and want it, you will think so too.” No person has an instinct to be a mother. We are constantly hearing the phrase ‘instinct’ and associating it with motherhood....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Family, Need]

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Motherhood, Missions and Meagre Offerings

- ... Motherhood can literally be seen as living the gospel. Jim Elliot famously said, “He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Motherhood is an opportunity to lay down the things that you cannot keep on behalf of the eternal souls, that are your children- that is your mission field. Faith Makes the Small Offering Great Evelyn Salt, Sheera, Xena and Galadriel make you wonder whatyou have given up for your kids. Maybe your ambitions aren’t so high- working out, extra money, sleep, the hustle and bustle , the corporate ladde....   [tags: missions christians, god, hands, mother]

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Women 's Responsibility Of Motherhood

- Hey Amazing Mom, I have a quick question for you- Have you ever subconsciously blamed your kids for you not being able to follow your dreams. While I know you would NEVER intentionally blame them, but have you ever wondered how different your life might be if you didn’t have the responsibility of motherhood. Sadly, many women have those thoughts. Many Moms believe that it is impossible to be a great Mom AND FOLLOW their dreams. Many women who claim to be too tired, too busy, too overwhelmed too……the list goes on....   [tags: Mother, Mother insult]

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The Modern Conception Of Motherhood

- Mothers often say that they would do anything for their children and in fact the act of surrendering your soul and body to your child through birth and pregnancy can be seen as part of the process of becoming a mother. However, giving your body to your child does not have to be seen as a negative in fact having the ability to transform one’s body and life in such a drastic way is empowering. Through analyzing the surveillance of the body and ways in which women perform pregnancy and being a mother, my aim is to propose a way to challenge the modern conception of motherhood....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Mother, Uterus]

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Beloved : Slavery And Motherhood

- Kelly Conrad Mr. Sieker Engl. 1520-2101 17 April 2015   Beloved: Slavery and Motherhood               The novel Beloved by Toni Morrison captures punishing hardships that were endured through slavery in the 1800’s, as well as life at home. Sethe is not only a recently freed slave, but a mother struggling to guard and maintain normality for her children. In this story of manipulation and negligence, there is a war between memories of slavery, motherhood, and searching for what she hopes to be an ideal life for herself....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Teenage Motherhood And Teenage Pregnancy

- Teenage Motherhood Imagine this: It is one o’clock in the morning and a sixteen year old girl has just finished her homework. She drops on her bed, exhausted and ready to sleep, when she hears her baby cry. She goes to the crib, picks up the baby, and then rocks the crying baby while getting a bottle of warm formula. It is three o’clock when the baby has finished the last drop and fallen asleep. The sixteen year old girl lays down in her bed and drops into a dead sleep... BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. The alarm clock goes off and it is now six o’clock in the morning....   [tags: High school, Adolescence, Pregnancy, Mother]

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The Issue Of Postponing Motherhood

- Postponing Motherhood Life is not giving to someone by accident. Life is a precious gift from God that he give to us. In the bible its says so what if getting abortion killed you. That wouldn’t been Gods will it would have been the fault of the person getting an abortion. I’m not saying that you don’t have to get an abortion that will always be your choice. What if there was a way to save a life. There are many ways to diminish the abortion ratings. There are many ways to reduce the abortion ratings....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Family, Mother]

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The Joys of Planning a Wedding

- The Joys of Planning a Wedding The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I’ve always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman, that is rarely the case....   [tags: Wedding Planners Marriage Essays]

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Comparing the Native Characters in Colonial Literature to the European Characters in Post-Colonial

- When European colonial authors introduced us to the native, they created the native; the native character became more real to European readers than the actual inhabitants of the new world. The natives' overwhelming otherness eclipsed any individuality that might have been found among them. The native was childish, incapable of reason, and savagely unchristian, or as Lord Cromer described him, a being which "generally acts, speaks and thinks in a manner that is exactly opposite to the European" (qtd....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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The Joys of Studying Literature

- The Joys of Studying Literature One of the main joys of studying English is what could be called its liberating ambiguity. With Science or, to a greater extent, Mathematics, there is often only one ‘right’ answer, and all else is wrong. Even where there may be some scope for divergence, that scope is often minute; the answer must be correct to a specific number of decimal places and/or certain range of digits. English, however, is an almost boundless field of possibilities in which one may argue as one pleases, so long as one is able to back up that argument....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Poet, Seamus Heaney Focuses on the Simple Joys of Life

- ... The poem focuses on the political turmoil, between England and Ireland as it depicts an invasion of Irish soil. “Docker” speaks to the more realistic side of hard work and life, using personification and diction to paint a picture of a weary, working man in a pub. Heaney’s poems are unvarnished odes to his homeland’s glory and human life. I wrote the poem “The Potter” using narrative format, and personification, -two elements often found in Heaney’s works- in an attempt to imitate his style of writing....   [tags: contemporary author, personification, human]

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Surrogate Motherhood

- Surrogate Motherhood is something that not many people actually support, even though it “is one of the many reproductive techniques that have enabled infertile couples to have children” (qtd. in Freedman). There are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. The traditional type of surrogacy involves the surrogate mother being (AI) artificially inseminated with the sperm of the intended father or sperm from a donor when the sperm count is low. In either case the surrogate’s own egg will be used....   [tags: Women's Health]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- Over the course of the entire semester we were introduced to several different types of medium in which we were able to understand the material in a different way. I think it is very important to include these types of mediums in a history class as we are learning about things that have happened in the past and in many cases relating them back to how they have impacted us today and left a legacy. Being a student who learns much better than just from listening to lecture and reading from the textbook it helped out a lot....   [tags: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Steve Biko]

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The First Recognized Surrogate Motherhood Arrangement

- Surrogate Motherhood “The first recognized surrogate motherhood arrangement was made in 1976. Since the late 1980s, surrogacy has been more common: between 1987 and 1992, an estimated 5,000 surrogate births occurred in the United States.” (Surrogate) Surrogacy is most commonly known as a relationship where one woman bears and gives birth to a child that is either for a person or a couple other than themselves. Surrogate motherhood can be accomplished in multiple ways, such that a man’s sperm can be inserted into the surrogate mother by a certain procedure called Artificial Insemination ....   [tags: Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Family]

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Motherhood: Addicted Mothers

- Methods This study investigated motherhood from substance addicted mothers’own perspective. The survey was conducted at an inpatient ward at a substance abuse clinic in Norway. To gain new insight about the participant`s life-world, a qualitative methodology is the best approach (Kvale, 2002). Data were collected using individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, in order to produce thick descriptions. A thick description is one that explains a human behavior in its context, so that the behavior becomes meaningful, also from an outsiders’ point of view....   [tags: mental health, substance abuse]

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The Woman Born : Motherhood As Experience And Institution

- In Adrienne Rich’s book “Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution,” where Rich illustrates her own life experience as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother she states, “We need to imagine a world in which every woman is the presiding genius of her own body. In such a world women will truly create new life, bringing forth not only children if and as we choose but the visions, and the thinking, necessary to sustain, console and alter human existence-a new relationship to the universe” (Rich, Adrienne)....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Family]

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Early Motherhood And Subsequent Life Outcomes

- Boden, J. M., Fergusson, D. M., & John Horwood, L. (2008). Early motherhood and subsequent life outcomes. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(2), 151-160. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01830.x. I chose to read this article because it fit into my time frame. It is the outcomes of teenage mothers. The authors’ purpose of this article is to demonstrate how teenage motherhood is related to the mother’s psychological and economical outcome later in life. This study gives me perspective of other life outcomes of a teenage mother and economic and academic success, as well....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Sex education]

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The Issue Of Motherhood Within The United States

- Introduction A vast majority of women who is incarcerated in U.S. prison systems are mothers of young children. Women inmates, who are in their late stages of pregnancy, will more than likely give birth while incarcerated behind bars (Hanser & Gomila, 2015). Not all penal institutions in the U.S. are equipped with adequate facilities, or prison nursery programs to accommodate incarcerated mothers and their infant. An infant’s bonding time with his or her mother is very critical during the first few months; however, not all prison facilities will allow incarcerated mothers the opportunity to bond with their child due to prison policies (Hanser & Gomila, 2015)....   [tags: Prison, Rape, Human sexual behavior]

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Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood

- Women Empowerment by Demystification of Motherhood Patriarchy has tactfully created a myth that motherhood is the only sphere that is essentially ordained for women. Women as a sex are considered to be the natural reproducers of mankind - naturally supposed to be the child bearers and rearers. Patriarchy celebrates this innate capacity of women as the so called woman – power. It indulges in an exaggeration of the motherly values of nature. Self effacement, unconditional love and devoted service are demanded from women for the perpetuation of patriarchal norms....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Popularity of Social Networking Sites

- The Popularity of Social Networking Sites In recent years, social networking sites have rapidly gained popularity among people at all ages. A large number of people have registered and become members of some social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wechat. Also, people spend a lot of time on these sites chatting, playing games, and making friends. Social networking sites have become a part of people’s life....   [tags: social networking, joys of life]

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Motherhood, Otello And The Theatre Experience

- The theatre experience can be explained as a measurement of satisfaction that a person attains after attending a theatrical performance. A positive theatre experience should be a truly cathartic event that evokes excitement and delight in the audience. A negative theatre experience, on the other hand, will have little to no impact on the audience and will most likely cause its members to be bored. Two theatrical presentations that provide contradicting theatre experiences are Otello and Motherhood, Madness and the State of the Universe....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Motherhood

- Motherhood Many different aspects of life characterize motherhood. Traditions along with society influence the role of motherhood. Carol Stacks' "All our Kin," is an essay about the "structuring of kin groups" (1974, p.47). In the society, if the mother is not mature enough to raise the child, a close female relative takes on the role of the mother; whereas, the man has the option of choosing to claim the child and take on the responsibilities of fatherhood or he can imply that the father could be anyone, which is a socially acceptable reason....   [tags: Papers]

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Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans

- Motherhood and the Politics of Native Americans Community, rituals, magical beliefs and practices are very important things to Native American people. Native American people live by these rituals and beliefs, they live around their community; their community isn’t just that, but their family as well. Parents don’t just raise their children but the whole community has a hand in raising all of the children. Family is a very important part of Native American people’s lives, they keep traditions going with their families, parents raise their children the same way that they were raised by their parents....   [tags: Culture Cultural Sociology Essays]

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A Research Study On Teenage Mothers Through College And Motherhood

- Methodology This qualitative phenomenological study (Creswell & Creswell, 2007) will demonstrate the simultaneous experience of teenage mothers through both college and motherhood. Qualitative phenomenological studies demonstrate the lived experiences of the participants through their perspective (Creswell & Creswell, 2007). The paradigm utilized in this study is constructivism. Constructivism is a way to understand different meanings on a certain situation or phenomenon (Mertens, 2005). This study will be conducted through in-depth interviews, a focus group, observations, and reflections....   [tags: Qualitative research, Focus group]

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Motherhood : Women 's Rights And Personal Needs

- Motherhood in this developed nation has many of its downfalls, but many of which are due to the psychological repression and disempowerment of these women’s rights and personal needs. To begin, we must delve into the two concepts that are often reinforced in motherhood-- that being the new-momism and motherhood as an institution. The American institution-- aims to hold women’s reproductive rights and their children under the control of men. This continues to exist because it is run by a patriarchal society that seeks to “alienate women from their bodies by incarcerating them” while creating a divide between private and public, which often sets standards for mothers who matter to society....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother, Sociology]

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CareerMom: Self-Help Balancing Career and Motherhood

- ... I wrote to Uncle Sam, who was very enthusiastic. When could I let him have the manuscript. I already have used the 3 months of my maternity to write and so I sent to him for proof reading. Gbenga a dear friend of mine later commented, “I think it will be a winner, but I don’t like the title”. I didn’t either. It was The Career Woman, A Guide for Balancing Work and Motherhood. A stupid, patronizing title. We emailed each other severally, and discussed about publishing the book, and about titles, titles, titles....   [tags: working, titles, book, advice]

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Should Surrogate Motherhood be Allowed?

- Surrogate Motherhood is when one women carries to term the fertilized egg of another woman. This procedure is chosen by married couples who can not conceive a child in the “natural way”. In some occasions the mother may be able to produce an egg, but has no womb or some other physical problem which prevents her from carrying a child. Whether or not the husband can produce a large amount of sperm is not a problem. Once the egg and sperm are combined in a petri dish fertilization is very likely to occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Struggles Of Motherhood : I Stand Here Ironing

- The Struggles of Motherhood The use of a first- person narrative in the short story “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen makes it relatable and personal. Although the narrator’s identity is not provided in the short story, the narrator is full of hopelessness and regrets her past choices. “I Stand Here Ironing” centers on motherhood, economic instability, self-identity, and guilt. Although Tillie Olsen does not specify the exact date in the short story, it is set during the Great Depression in the 1930’s, and World War 2 in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II, 1930s]

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A Lacanian Study of Motherhood in the Poems of William Wordsworth

- William Wordsworth was a prolific poet of the Romantic movement, perhaps best known for publishing Lyrical Ballads with friend and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. These poems were written in what Wordsworth described as a ‘common tongue’ with a focus on themes often found in Romantic poetry, such as the pastoral, the mythical, fragmentation, heroism and satire. In Lyrical Ballads one recurring subject almost unique to Wordsworth in its passion and persistence is that of motherhood....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Fertility and Motherhood in The Handmaid´s Tale by Margaret Atwood

- Margaret Atwood sheds light on two concepts that are intertwined; fertility and motherhood. Nevertheless in Gilead these notions are often viewed as separate. The Republic State of Gilead views women as child-bearers and nothing more. In Gilead, these women are known as handmaids, who’s function in society is to produce children for barren females of a high status. Gilead also prohibits the handmaids from being mothers to their previously born children, meaning before Gilead was created, for instance, Offred, who is separated from her daughter....   [tags: Society, Childbearing]

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Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Hope for Humanity in _Frozen River_

- In Frozen River (2008), Courtney Hunt tells a story of a white, poverty-stricken mother of two, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), who partners by chance with a Mohawk Indian mother named Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), in smuggling of illegal immigrants to the US from Canada across the frozen river (St. Lawrence River) – the border. Author of The New York Times article aptly states that Hunt’s film “evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty” (Holden)....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Relationship Between Gender, Motherhood, And Gender Sensitive Therapy

- A social constructionism framework was used to interview the perspective of 25 Israeli recovering mothers who were drug-dependent. These mothers were able to become the experts who gave researchers an identification of their personal experiences with their addiction. Results showed the relationship between gender, motherhood, and gender-sensitive therapy as challenging. Findings indicated that maternal identity was the basis of mental burdens during the process of recovery. Recommendations were made to raise awareness in encouraging financial independence and occupational training instead of only focusing on motherhood as an important factor to recovery (Gueta & Addad, 2014)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Attachment theory]

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Prostitution, Motherhood, and Full Equality

- Prostitution, Motherhood, and Full Equality Just as the needs of individuals change over time, so do the needs of social movements. Leaders come and go. Tactics change from time to time. But the goal always remains the same. While the movement to secure equal rights for the American Negro needed different leaders and different tactics at different times during its history, so it was with the women's movement in America. While the movement initially sought equal treatment for women in everything, the struggle required changes in both leadership and in tactics before the goal was achieved....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Motherhood Under Slavery in Tony Morrison’s Beloved

- Tony Morrison’s novel Beloved, explores how slavery effects of the lives of former slaves. Morrison focuses more specifically on how the women in these situations are affected. One of the main areas affected in the lives of these women is motherhood. By describing the experiences of the mothers in her story (primarily Baby Suggs and Sethe) Morrison shows how slavery warped and shaped motherhood, and the relationships between mothers and children of the enslaved. In Beloved the slavery culture separates mothers and children both physically and emotionally....   [tags: Beloved Essays]

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Pint Size: The Life Changing Event of Motherhood

- I was a typical teenager my life revolved around friends and late night trips to Walmart, however that was soon to change. When you are eighteen you never dream that at such a young age our life goes from late nights with friends to wales for attention from a tiny child. My way of motherhood came to me by three events that will forever define me as who I am. Waiting on those two little pink lines was like waiting on honey to be pour on a cold January morning. I received a text that changed my life forever; my best friend since middle school just told me she might be pregnant....   [tags: godson, baby, friend]

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Buchi Emechetas Ona

- Buchi Emechetas Ona "Ona" is as Much a Love Story as it is a Tale of Ritualized Beliefs and Cultural Behavior Patterns often stories in a particular culture take into account, and capitalize on symbols of that particular culture for thematic effectiveness. Many indigenous stories thus contain generalized patterns of beliefs that serve as the backdrop which enables readers to relate to the stories and the content thereof. Buchi Emecheta's "Ona" is a powerful love story that centers around ritualized beliefs and cultural behavior patterns of one African tribe....   [tags: essays papers]

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Surrogate Motherhood and Technology

- Surrogate Motherhood and Technology Surrogacy: The Technology Reproductive technologies have a lot to do with the theology of the family. One aspect of reproductive technology deals with the issue of pregnancy for profit. This concept is known as surrogacy, and it is used for procreation. Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children of their own.1 A surrogate mother is a woman who carries the child, usually for an infertile couple. Surrogacy has been around for a long time; it dates back to biblical times....   [tags: Pregnancy Reproduction Essays]

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The Joys of Winter

- A cold, depressing, long period of time where people are upset and broke from the cost of happiness; runny noses, cheeks rosy and never feeling dressed warm enough: Is it really the most wonderful time of the year. In my eyes, it is. Winter to me; is something completely different. A time where you wake up snuggled up with the heat blaring, a time where everything around you takes your breath away and a time where what you have is cherished most. What is truly so great about winter. The atmosphere changes, the spirituality really stands out due to Christmas and happiness is like the flu that we all manage to catch....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative Essay]

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The Joys of Education

- If the world were a sinister, daunting, and volatile beast, economics would surely be its radiance. Thoughts linger, surrounded by questions, I could not seem to answer, then, revealing itself to me like a curtain being pulled away, the prevailing facet about an education in economics is the simple truth that through conjecture, historical review, and analysis, the aptitudes learned can be applied throughout one’s life. It is the social science which helps define the world, the light shining, revealing the road ahead, its inclinations, agents, and resources....   [tags: Personal Experience, Importance of Education]

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The Joys of Fishing

- Fishing is an activity I have enjoyed doing ever since I was a little kid. In fact, one of my first fishing voyages was with my grandpa when I was about eight years old. He was an avid fisherman who went fishing almost every day and knew everything there was to know about fishing. Grandpa got me hooked on fishing. After Grandpa died, my dad picked up where Grandpa left off. We had a pontoon, and Dad took my brothers and me fishing whenever we had the chance. To this day, I still love fishing just as much as I had on my first fishing trip with my grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Joys of Teaching

- Since my childhood I was dreaming to be a teacher as my first teacher who taught me how to climb up the stairs of education step by step until I reached where I am today. Thank you deeply from my heart my dear teachers, you were my light to cross my way and here I am a teacher who have graduated from my Bachelor degree and doing my Masters degree in order to get more knowledge and education to grow it back in our new coming up generations. After I have graduated from my Bachelor degree, I started to teach in a secondary school where I was students one day....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Joys of Finance

- How might finance help to cure depression. This may look like an absurd question at the first sight, but it happens to me that the logic behind finance actually aids me to treat my depression. I used to be a perfectionist who tries to take the very control of my future, and could not tolerate any tiny failure. Although I performed well in most cases, I always paid more attention to what I did not achieve. Meeting with psychotherapists did not treat my depression well because those sentimental psychological theories could hardly persuade me until I come across finance, whose rough numbers and rational logic are much more convincing to me....   [tags: College Admission Essay]

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Orwells "such, Such Were The Joys....": Alienation And Other Such Joy

- Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys....": Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout "Such, Such Were the Joys...." He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconcilable with what he knows society expects of him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Harried Coffee Culture vs. the Joys of Drinking Tea

- The Harried Coffee Culture vs. the Joys of Drinking Tea Dawn approaches. Signs and sounds of life appear as warm-blooded creatures slough off the chill of night and lumber forth to greet the day. Chitterings and grunts, screeches and roaring fill the ether and rise to a crescendo as beasts gather for their early morning feeding. Many creatures are thrown together, instigating the occasional scuffle as each vies for position. Claws flash, accompanied by warning growls as dominance exerts itself, subordinates retreating with rumbling complaint....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Postponing Motherhood

- Postponing Motherhood As a senior in a small high school in Connecticut, Jane Swanson* was attending weekly volleyball team practices, planning for college, studying for tests, and spending time with her friends and her boyfriend. She was a typical teenager until, at 17, she learned that she was pregnant. Stunned by the news and unsure of what to do, she spoke to her friends about her options. She was especially surprised because she was using condoms and practicing safe sex. Sadly, half of the 1.3 million women having abortions each year used some form of contraception when they became pregnant....   [tags: Pregnancy Birth Children Short Stories Papers]

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Theme of Motherhood in James Joyce's Ulysses

- James Joyce structured Ulysses to correspond with events in Homer's Odyssey. The relationship between two principle characters in Ulysses, Leopold Bloom as a sonless father and Stephen Dedalus as a fatherless son parallels the circumstances of Odysseus and Telemachus. This interpretation of the relationship between Bloom and Stephen, however, does not account for a significant theme of Ulysses, that of motherhood. Despite the idea that Bloom is a father looking for a son and that Stephen is a son looking for a father, the desires of both of these characters go beyond that of a father and son relationship....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. Jacobs

- Motherhood is a compassionate kinship between the mother and her offspring. Becoming a mother can be planned or unplanned depending on the person. Families tend to cherish the new beginning to a little human life. When someone decides to have a new life, it isn’t easy, and not only can some women not get pregnant, but the variation your body endures is amazing. The body goes through many life changing experiences. Some women can gain weight, or have a rollercoaster of emotions due to their hormones....   [tags: offspring, motherhood]

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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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Motherhood in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun

- Motherhood in The Glass Menagerie and A Raisin in the Sun I have read the two plays, "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, both of have a big impact on me. The two plays circle around the family values that convey the character of motherhood where mothers have to have a responsibility to raise, to provide their best and to sacrifice for their children. In these two plays, even expressing differently, mothers all show love to their children; they all want their children to have a happy life....   [tags: Papers]

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Meridian, by Alice Walker

- The women of the late sixties, although some are older than others, in Alice Walker’s fiction that exhibit the qualities of the developing, emergent model are greatly influenced through the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Motherhood is a major theme in modern women’s literature, which examines as a sacred, powerful, and spiritual component of the woman’s life. Alice Walker does not choose Southern black women to be her major protagonists only because she is one, but because she had discovered in the tradition and history they collectively experience an understanding of oppression that has been drawn from them a willingness to reject the principle and to hold what is difficult....   [tags: Motherhood, Traditions]

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Motherhood and Revolutionary Ideas About Theatre in Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle

- Motherhood and Revolutionary Ideas About Theatre in Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht’s play The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a social and political commentary, focusing on justice and motherhood. Using revolutionary theatrical techniques and devices to reinforce his theme, Brecht attempts to free his audience from the constraints of traditional theatre, enabling them to make impartial judgments of their own. Despite combining these radical ideas about theatre with the theme of motherhood, Brecht does not wholly succeed in alienating the audience, as it is impossible for them to totally distance themselves from such an emotive subject as motherhood....   [tags: Caucasian Chalk Circle Brecht]

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Correlation and Causation in the News between Obesity, Sleep, Religion and Motherhood

- Our current society is dealing with obesity more than our previous generations. Recent research studies shows there is a correlation between obesity and other disease such as cancer diabetes and high blood pressure just to name a few. Other studies show the lack of sleep can be linked to weight gain, religious socials can lead to weight gain, and women who bear children. This paper will discuss the evidence that three news paper articles on if they provide a correlation and causation between sleep, religion, motherhood, and obesity....   [tags: unhealthy overweight]

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