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The Good Woman of Setzuan

- "As Shen Te stretches out her arms to them in desperation they disappear above, smiling and waving." (Pg. 106 "The Good Woman of Setzuan") The ending of "The Good Woman of Setzuan" leaves the readers a sensation that Shen Te was abandoned by the Gods eternally. Instead of the Gods leaving at the end of the play, they ought to stay in town for fairly longer just to assist Shen Te to resolve all the problems among her and her neighbors. It is reasonable that the Gods must teach the neighbors a lesson for using Shen Te....   [tags: The Good Woman of Setzuan]

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Beowulf V. 13th Warrior

- After reading the epic poem Beowulf and watching the movie The 13th Warrior, I find that the differences greatly outnumber the similarities. However, the theme of good versus evil reflects the values of the Anglo-Saxon people in both the poem and the movie. Numerous differences exist in the poem and the movie including the characters, the bloody battles, and the deaths of the heroes.      Many differences occur in the poem and movie. The difference in the heroes names becomes obvious. In the poem the heroes name is Beowulf....   [tags: compare contrast poem movie film]

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Kingston's China Men

- Kingston's China Men Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men contains many fables and parables from the Chinese Culture. In "On Mortality" Kingston reveals the story of human mortality and the reason for this mortality. The story focuses largely on human emotions and reactions towards the situations that people find themselves in. It also raises questions about the role of women in the Chinese culture and the attitudes of the culture towards them. The main character, Tu Tzu-chun, is forced to go through a series of tortures that are all illusions....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston China Men]

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Woman Warrior

- In the book The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Kingston, a story of a girl trapped between the culture of her family’s past and the culture currently surrounding her is presented. The girl, Maxine, enters into conflict with her mother and what can be explained as an old and traditional China. Maxine’s own beliefs are found in the newer American way of life with her attempts to assimilate to the culture, making it difficult for her to feel any relation between the two very different environments. It is through these tribulations that Maxine is a “woman warrior” coming to age as a Chinese-American....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Woman Warrior

- The Woman Warrior In her autobiography, The Woman Warrior, Maxine talks-story about how she grew up surrounded by the Chinese culture but went to American schools. How her mother told her stories of herself as a shaman and of Fa Mu Lan when Maxine brought home good grades. How she was put down by the Chinese sexism and rebelled from it. This is the story of Maxine’s search for a compromise between the American culture and the Chinese culture and how she eventually found a balance between the two cultures....   [tags: Papers]

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Beowulf: Fierce and Compassionate Warrior

- The epic Beowulf is one of the oldest poems written in English. According to the Norton Anthology, "the poem was composed more the twelve hundred years ago, in the first half of the eight century. Its author may have been a native of what was Mercia, the Midlands of England today, although the late tenth-century manuscript , which alone preserves the poem, originated in the south in the kingdom of the West Saxons" (Norton 21). Although the poem is of English origin, it speaks of tribes (the Danes and the Geats) that are from the "Danish island of Zealand and southern Sweden respectively" (Norton 22)....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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The Woman Warrior

- Love Medicine Lipsha Morrisey's confusion about his place in society results in his combining both old Indian traditions with new American ideas in an attempt to discover himself and his place in society. Although this combination ultimately ends with disaster, Lipsha uncovers a powerful lesson about love. Lipsha's first mistake begins when he decides to concoct a "love medicine". Fearing for Nector and Marie's relationship, he draws from old Indian superstitions since "these love medicines is something of an old Chippewa specialty" (241)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Essays - Response to Kingston's Woman Warrior

- A Response to Kingston's Woman Warrior Sometimes, I must admit, I look at my mother and wonder where she is coming from, what in the world she is thinking, and why does she act the way she does. I can not possibly be like her because, as I tell myself, if I catch on to her weird behavior now, I will be able to catch it in myself before it is "too late." The funny thing is that I am sure that she did and still does the same thing in regards to her own mother. What is even worse is that I see my mother becoming like her own mother, despite my mother's hopes that she is not like my grandmother....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston Woman Warrior Essays]

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Essay About Motherly Love in The Woman Warrior

- Motherly Love in The Woman Warrior What is it that constitutes a mother-daughter relationship. In our society mothers are generally portrayed as nurturing and loving people by the media. We see one mother cradling her newborn baby in a diaper ad in a Woman's World magazine, while another lovingly gives her child cold medicine in a television commercial. In fact, today it is even considered a beautiful thing, rather than a crude and exposing action, for a mother to breast feed her child in public....   [tags: The Woman Warrior]

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Carry On, Sister Warrior

- Last month I attended my first ever Blissdom conference for female bloggers and enjoyed myself immensely. I met a slew of interesting and inspirational women, learned an assortment of tricks and tips of the blogging trade and connected with some stellar sponsors including Tim Hortons, MapleLeaf and Unicef. The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company....   [tags: Blissom conference for female bloggers]

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The Woman Warrior: Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

- Maxine Hong Kingston, Chinese-American author of her first book The Woman Warrior: Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, opens with the first chapter “No Name Woman” where she writes about her struggle to distinguish her cultural identity through an impartial analysis of her deceased aunt’s denied existence. Grew up in American culture, Kingston analyzes the possible reasons behind her disavowed aunt’s dishonorable pregnancy, and her village’s subsequent raid upon her household. Kingston explains how strict Chinese culture fails to be practical in American society....   [tags: chinese culture, women´s role]

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Emancipation of a Woman in "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

- Any girl could say she is a woman. It takes a strong woman to be a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman does not rely on others for financial, mental and social needs. A woman like this takes pride in her-self and doesn’t let anyone put her down. Throughout the times a woman strives for her independence to become her own individual in life. Phenomenal Woman, written by Maya Angelou, is a poem which is an anthem for all women’s strength in their own womanhood. (Angelou 1) The poem speaks out to us women as far as of where we are in society....   [tags: feminism, Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou, ]

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Analysis of Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman

- Analysis of Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman Gail Godwin's short story "A Sorrowful Woman" revolves around a wife and mother who becomes overwhelmed with her husband and child and withdraws from them, gradually shutting them completely out of her life. Unsatisfied with her role as dutiful mother and wife, she tries on other roles, but finds that none of them satisfy her either. She is accustomed to a specific role, and has a difficult time coping when a more extensive array of choices is presented to her....   [tags: Godwin Sorrowful Woman]

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Storytelling

- Storytelling Storytelling has helped humankind evolve into a wiser species by allowing those with enough attentiveness and intelligence to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. The Chinese culture, like many others world wide, base their beliefs largely on stories passed down from generation to generation. Because stories are told and retold, alterations and even new versions appear. Such is the case in " Fa Mu Lan," for more than one version is known to exist to this day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Importance of Education in a Woman's Life

- The Importance of Education in a Woman's Life In Girl, by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother gives advice to her young daughter about many different issues in life. The mother shows love and family togetherness by educating her daughter with her beliefs and experiences that she's encountered throughout her life. The mother very blatantly tells her daughter things she must not do in order to not be called a "slut." There are many things a young girl must learn when she is becoming a woman. There is no better teacher than her mother....   [tags: Girl Woman Education]

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Beowulf vs. The 13th Warrior

- I have closely compared aspects of Beowulf with the film, “The 13th Warrior”. Beowulf, written down by an unnamed Christian Monk in the 18th century, served as framework for the plot of “The 13th Warrior”. Beowulf and The 13th Warrior have extensive differences and even more similarities throughout the two stories. The film was made to actually show the different aspects, techniques, and ways of thinking that the people of medieval times thought. It also helps to put you into a better perspective on what the story “Beowulf” was like....   [tags: Compare Contrast Beowulf 13th Warrior]

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Understanding and Awareness - A Woman at Washington Zoo

- Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 6, 1914 to Owen and Anna Jarrell. He spent part of his childhood in California, but moved back to Nashville and attented Hume Fogg High School from 1927 to 1931 where he excelled in tennis, drama, and journalism. He then attended Vanderbilt University in 1932 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1935. His first published poems appeared in 1934 in an issue of The American Review. Jarrell the proceded to teach at many colleges including Princeton and The University of Texas where he met his future wife Mackie Langham....   [tags: A Woman at Washington Zoo]

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The Joy Luck Club and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

- The Joy Luck Club and The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club describes the lives of first and second generation Chinese families, particularly mothers and daughters. Surprisingly The Joy Luck Club and, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts are very similar. They both talk of mothers and daughters in these books and try to find themselves culturally. Among the barriers that must be overcome are those of language, beliefs and customs....   [tags: The Woman Warrior]

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The Perfect Couple in Woman in White

- The Perfect Couple in Woman in White In the Woman in White, the author gives the reader many opportunities to find their favorite romantic plot. The reader is left to wonder which characters are well suited for each other. We are given the choices of the gentlemanly Walter and the feminine Laura or Laura and the deceitful Sir Percival. It seems to this reader that the author gave us the answer to the puzzling perfect couple question; only, the perfect couple is really a perfect trio- Walter, Laura, and Marian....   [tags: Wilkie Collins Woman in White Essays]

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Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

- In Woman on the Edge of Time, Piercy uses language to create the idea of a climb toward knowledge and the discovery of an unknown truth that will save the present. With the help of Luciente, Connie will rise up from the dystopia, New York, to the utopia, Mattapoisett. Piercy continually alludes traveling north or ascending. “Mariana had been uprooted from a village near Namiquipa, Los Calcinados, and migrated with her family to Texas to work in the fields…When Connie was seven, they moved to Chicago…” (Piercy, 37)....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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Ghosts of a Different Generation in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrio

- Maxine Hong Kingston wrote The Woman Warrior as a collection of stories from her childhood. She is a child of Chinese immigrants who grew up in America, and battled between the culture she was living in and the one Chinese culture her mother tried to preserve. One aspect of Chinese culture that is different between Maxine and her mother, Brave Orchid, is the distinction between ghosts for each person. Maxine and her mother encounter different types of ghosts, and have thus have different reactions than the other....   [tags: immigrant, china, culture]

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Silent Warrior: The Biography of Carlos Hathcock

- The book I read is called Silent Warrior. It's a biography about the famous marine sniper, Carlos Hathcock. The book takes you from his death bed to the death field in Vietnam, where he earner his title as the best of the best. His 93 confirmed kills and hundreds more unaccounted made him the number one sniper in our history. The book brought out the best of the man that everyone knew as Gunny Hathcock. Carlos Hathcock was born in 1942 in Arkansas. His father once said that Carlos was only eight when he decided he wanted to be a Marine Sniper....   [tags: American History]

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The Nature of Ghosts in The Woman Warrior

- The Nature of Ghosts in The Woman Warrior "Ghost." What images does this word conjure up in the average American mind. Perhaps you think of little kids draped in white sheets begging for candy on Halloween. Perhaps you imagine transparent versions of dead people wandering the earth for eternity. Perhaps you are reminded of a person who just saw something especially scary; they are "pale as a ghost". So the word "ghost" - a word with many meanings - calls forth these images. What do they have in common....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston Woman Warrior Essays]

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Confusion in Landscape for a Good Woman

- Confusion in Landscape for a Good Woman I found Landscape for a Good Woman to be a confusing landscape, one whose contours are difficult to follow. I don't mean to imply that I did not find the book fascinating, but it was so rich and the stories and scholarly discussions were so intertwined that it was difficult to keep track of what Steedman was trying to convey. Why did she choose to write in this way. Instead of giving us a straight narrative about her childhood and allowing us to make our own inferences, I feel as if she's told a story and, at the same time, she's told us how to interpret that story and has given us a critique of her own and others' interpretations of her story....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays]

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Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time

- Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time   In Marge Piercy's book, Woman on the Edge of Time, sex plays a major role in both the utopia and the dystopia. The portrayal of sex in the novel comes from a feminist point of view. The main character, Connie, is caught between a utopian world and a dystopian world where the takes on sex are on different levels. By using a feminist approach, the two worlds of sex can be examined and contrasted. In the dystopia that is Connie's present life, sex is a painful and often a violent experience....   [tags: Woman on the Edge of Time Essays]

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Woman Warrior

- The Woman Warrior Argumentative Essay Maxine Hong Kingston’s novel The Woman Warrior is a series of narrations, vividly recalling stories she has heard throughout her life. These stories clearly depict the oppression of woman in Chinese society. Even though women in Chinese Society traditionally might be considered subservient to men, Kingston viewed them in a different light. She sees women as being equivalent to men, both strong and courageous. In a few stark story, depressing in their own unique way, attempts to disprove the traditional Chinese saying “it’s better to have geese than girls”....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston]

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Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman

- Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman The excerpt, "No Name Woman", from Maxine Hong Kingston's book, Woman Warrior, gives insight into her life as a Chinese girl raised in America through a tragic story of her aunt's life, a young woman raised in a village in China in the early 1900s. The story shows the consequences beliefs, taught by parents, have on a child's life. Kingston attempts to figure out what role the teachings of her parents should have on her life, a similar attempt for many of us in the world....   [tags: Woman Warrior Kingston Essays Papers]

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Martin The Warrior

- Martin In a time of danger A time of hunger The mouse was a stranger The mouse was strong He showed the cats With help from some bats How to behave He showed his pain, anger, and strife The creatures were thankful As a matter of fact He was honored for not only a life But for many years to come The novel, Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques, is a book about a young mouse warrior named Martin, son of Luke the Warrior, a mouse that fought sea rats, One day, after the murder of most of his tribe (including his wife), Luke set sail to have his revenge against Vilu Daskar, the stoat pirate responsible for the massacre....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mistakes Should be Forgiven in No Name Woman by Susan G. Kingston

- How important is your name. In “No Name Woman” by Susan G Kingston she talks about her nameless aunt who has committed adultery and is forgotten because of it. Chinese culture is very strict and non-forgiving it caused this woman to commit suicide along with her new born child because she couldn’t take the torture of living and constantly being judged for a possible mistake. This world that Kingston lived in names were like a privilege. If you did something to distort the Chinese culture your family along with the outsiders would forget you like you never existed....   [tags: adultery, culture, suicide]

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Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time

- Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time One can use the psychoanalytical approach to successfully decipher some of the complexities in Marge Piercy's novel, "A woman on the Edge of Time". The psychoanalytical approach stems from Freud and his belief that "... Most of our actions are motivated by psychological forces over which we have very limited control"(127 handbook). The two aspects of Freud's approach that relate to this story are the Oedipus complex and the struggle between the id, ego, and superego....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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What Makes A Pregnant Woman?

- It was two days before my baby sister was born. The sky was a gray with a white dim and I was wearing my favorite Bruno Mars shirt. On my way to the local grocery store my mom had mentioned how she wasn 't ready for the baby and didn 't know what would be the outcome. She went on saying that no matter how unprepared she felt there was no way she could give up her child. I just sat in the passenger side wondering why the first time of me hearing of this baby was a month ago. Crazy right, my mom told me another member of the family would soon be around a month before they was born....   [tags: Mother, Family, Woman, Pregnancy]

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Comparing Beowulf and Michael Crichton's The 13th Warrior

- Comparing Beowulf and Michael Crichton's The 13th Warrior Michael Crichton intertwined some aspects of Beowulf with his own thoughts to produce the drama, “The 13th Warrior.” Beowulf, written down by an unnamed Christian monk in the 8th century, served as a framework for the plot of “The 13th Warrior.” Beowulf and “The 13th Warrior” have many differences but the similarities that they share are more abundant through out the two pieces. Instead of doing a direct translation of Beowulf, the writer of the “The 13th Warrior” used his creativity to fabricate a new story....   [tags: Michael Crichton The 13th Warrior]

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Overhead In County Slogi and Woman Work

- "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Overheard in County Sigo" by Gillian Clarke In this essay I am going to discuss two poems. "Woman Work" written by Maya Angelou, is about a woman who works all the time and just wants to rest. The second poem is called "overheard in County Sigo" written by Gillian Clarke which is about a married woman having a conversation with her friend about her life and looking back at what her ambitions were. "Woman Work" is a regular 5 stanza, rhyming poem, It is set in southern USA....   [tags: Woman Work Maya Angelou]

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Women's Battles in "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman"

- In the poem titled "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman she must have while giving birth to a child. The author mentions how the courageous and brave woman went through hard exhausting physical labor. The poem informs the mother that possible unpleasant situations may still occur. The new mother is aware and understanding that she has successfully won mastery. Also it is pointed out when women were giving birth it was like a battle, just as painful as the ones men fought in wars....   [tags: Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman, femin]

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A Woman Is Human By Virginia Woolf

- "A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian said. Nowadays, gender equality becomes a popular topic; however, the rootstock of inequality between men and women took root since several years ago even in fiction. Shakespeare’s sister, by the name of Judith, is a fictional character that created by Virginia Woolf. Did Shakespeare have a sister....   [tags: Gender, Woman, English literature, Fiction]

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The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman

- The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman      The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film of historical fiction, contrasting present day relationships, morality and industry with that of the Victorian era in the 1850s.  It is an adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, the script was written by Harold Pinter.   The setting is in England, Lyme and London specifically, where Charles, a Darwinian scientist is courting the daughter of a wealthy businessman.  The film depicts Charles as somewhat of the laughingstock with the rich citizens of Lyme who regard his profession as folly.  His future father-in-law offers him a position in his shipping company which is expanding to...   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays]

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Women’s Power to Change in No Name Woman, Maxine Hong Kingston

- Throughout the years poverty has played an important role in changing traditions and cultures. Poverty has changed the role of women and their ways of thinking. In “No Name Woman”, Maxine Hong Kingston showed an example of how poverty changed the responsibilities of women in a small village in China. According to the narrator’s mother, the women in this Chinese village, during the twentieth century, were to get married for one night and then all the men leave to America, to work there and send money home....   [tags: poverty, suicide, mother]

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A Simple Thing: A Young Warriors Tale

- Wake up. The warrior was beating on the door of the shack. Cameron was jolted from his sleep and sat up in the bed. Meara seemed not to stir from the loud beats on the door. "Ok!" He shouted back shaking the sleep from himself, rubbing his eyes, and yawning broadly. For the god's sake it is already light out." He rapped on the door again. Cameron shook his head and rolled out of bed and opened the door saw the warrior was dressed for war. "Get dressed and get out here, your training begins today....   [tags: warrior, war, training, mages]

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Change in the Essays of Maxine Hong Kingston, Cornell West, and Kofi Annan

- The weather, the news, the morning commute, the stock exchange, all change on a daily basis, but people don’t get all flustered about them compared to the changes in politics, country affairs, culture, and society which become overwhelming and shocking to people. The overwhelming transformations that people cannot stop are believed to have a negative effect on their way of life. People are so content with the way they are living that they do not want this adjustment to happen, even though it will come eventually....   [tags: Cultural, Social, Change]

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Mulan as the Woman Warrior

- Mulan as the Woman Warrior Many movies have gotten their theme or content from books and novels. One of them being the story of Mulan, which originates from the story of a Chinese girl who grows into a women warrior. In my reading of " The Woman Warrior", there is a tale of a warrior who has the name Fa Mu Lan. The mother tells the story of Fa Mu Lan to her children , one child stating " Instantly, I remembered that as a child, I had followed my mother about the house, the two of us singing about how Fa Mu Lan fought gloriously and returned alive from afar to settle in the village." I felt that this story is being used as important tale in the teaching of the Chinese, and pro...   [tags: Papers]

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Kingston and Moraga Essay

- In their books “The Woman Warrior” and “Loving in the War Years,” Maxine Hong Kingston and Cherrie Moraga write about the persistence of social oppression. They also describe the dynamics of race, sexuality, and gender in everyday experience. Through reading these books I have picked up on several significant events which illustrate these issues. The correlation between these two authors is the importance placed upon these issues that seem to be underlying themes in both books. The persistence of social oppression is an obvious theme in Kingston’s “The Woman Warrior”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Makes A Woman?

- On the list of things you must accomplish to truly be happy in this world finding the one person that you see as a potential soul mate is usually the most important. Due to lack of support or teaching from older family members there are individuals who simply can not treat their significant other properly. When a man truly loves a woman he seeks to be better than any competition he may have in the eyes of his possible relationship partner. The amount of effort a man can put into this task is extraordinary....   [tags: Love, Woman, Interpersonal relationship]

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Being An African American Woman

- As stated in Webster's II Dictionary, a woman is defined to be an adult female human. In today's society being an African American woman is a rigid task to live up to. It means to reside to what their ancestors have left behind, which means to be stronger than ever. Rosa Parks was strong, Harriet Tubman was also strong, and Jezebel was even stronger. So what exactly does it mean to be a woman. It means to stand up for what is right, even if that means sacrifice, it means to be strong whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally....   [tags: Definition Woman Female ]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- What defines an individual. Or better yet, who defines those individuals. It is the hypocritical thing we know as society. Pressure is put on civilians in effort to have them all conform to certain preconceived social roles. This meaning the members of the population must do or act how they are expected to or only achieve particular goals in life. The reasons for this conformity include things such as cultural expectations, athletics, and sexism. All of which cannot single handedly define a unique human being....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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The Ghosts of The Woman Warrior

- The Ghosts of The Woman Warrior In Maxine Hong Kingston's novel, The Woman Warrior, Kingston touches upon several aspects of life common to all. Her experiences as a child were illustrated through this book. People not of the Chinese culture were seen as ghosts in this child's world. The similarities between Kingston's childhood, and the reader's help make this novel universally readable. The images created by Kinston, and the parallels between her life and others justify the creation of The Woman Warrior....   [tags: Maxine Hong Kingston Woman Warrior Essays]

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An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

- An Unsuitable Job For A Women The novel An Unsuitable Job For A Woman by P. D. James tells the story of Cordelia Gray, a female detective who is sent on a case to find out the reason why a renowned scientist’s son has killed himself. Through the story we see twists and turns and we uncover a shocking secret behind the murder of Mark Callender. The topics that will be discussed are the crime that occurred and how Cordelia solved the murder. Why Cordelia had covered up a second murder and what are the implications to her actions; finally, how her society, profession, and solution connect to the title given to the book....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman]

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Before I Fall: Sam Kingston

- In the book, Before I Fall, the readers experience life seven times through a teenage girl with hope of surviving. The main character, Sam Kingston whose life was ephemeral, dies in a car accident and is thrown into disarray. However, she lives that day over and over again seven times; all with different endings. Through her repeated days in Before I Fall, readers will come to know that Sam Kingston is hopeful, determined, loyal, and caring. While reading Before I Fall, readers will learn what caring truly is....   [tags: Lauren Oliver]

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Syrian Woman

- Syrian Woman Profile This portrait from the Riley collection is believed to have been taken off a funerary monument from Palmyra, Syria, in the early third century CE. Based on research of the lives of the Palmyrens and their funerary reliefs, a vague but somewhat accurate picture of the woman can be assembled. This woman was most likely a freeborn, although lower class, woman. Based on the known trends of Syrian art at the given period, it is likely that the woman had vey little monetary wealth upon her death, explaining the lack of any jewlery besides the headress being depicted in this statue....   [tags: Art Painting Syrian Woman Essays]

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The Peaceful Warrior

- I came into the screening of Peaceful Warrior, director Victor Salva's adaptation of former gymnast/self-help writer Dan Millman's 1980 autobiography Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives (using a screenplay written by Kevin Bernhardt), with mixed feelings. I had seen clips of the movie on "Ebert & Roeper," and they seemed a little boring. When I finally saw the movie, I wasn't bored…but I did have a different negative reaction ultimately. Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz) is a UC Berkeley gymnast who has everything going for him....   [tags: Movie Film Review]

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Finding the Voice to Speak

- Finding the voice to speak "The Woman Warrior" consists of five stories which focuses on five women: Kingston's long-dead aunt, "No-Name Woman"; a mythical female warrior, Fa Mu Lan; Kingston's mother, Brave Orchid; Kingston's aunt, Moon Orchid; and finally Kingston herself. Based on her mother's stories, which are integrated with Kingston's imagination, "The Woman Warrior" reveals her past childhood experiences, and explores her struggle to reconcile her Chinese heritage with her American identity....   [tags: American Literature]

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Deborah Tannen 's There Is No Unmarked Woman

- Women: Marked or Unmarked. Deborah Tannen’s essay, “There Is No Unmarked Woman”, explores the idea of “marked” and “unmarked” words, styles, titles, and how females have no ability to choose an unmarked position in life. She posits that “The unmarked forms of most English words also convey ‘male’” (88). Tannen is incorrect in her premises because females are able to choose unmarked hair and clothing styles, men are marked just as often as women, and many unmarked forms of words no longer convey “male.” In her essay, Tannen analyzes how the actions that women make will mark them in some way....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Male]

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Maya Angelou 's Phenomenal Woman

- Only an awe-inspiring poet evokes the deepest, darkest emotions in her audience. She entangles the reader to believe, imagine, and desire and feel whatsoever emotion and experience she chooses to portray. Maya Angelou does exactly that in her poem Phenomenal Woman. Angelou mocks the societal view of the ideal woman and drags many different types of audiences into her confident and majestic principles for being a woman, of being who she really is. Angelou uses various types of figurative language to express and illustrate her opinion of the phenomenal woman she is and of the phenomenal person anyone can be....   [tags: Poetry, Alliteration, Rhyme, Woman]

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White, Middle Class Woman

- The Expectations and Exceptions of a Twenty-Something, White, Middle Class Woman in a changing society: I roll out of my dorm bed, which sits within the parameters of a public state university. I stumble over my white, fluffy, Target brand area rug to my kureig coffee brewer. I pop in a Starbucks ‘K-cup.’ I scroll through various social media as the machine groans to life. I don’t have to worry about where my next meal will come from, or if my water is clean, or if my family members are safe. Mostly, I stress about split ends, being on time for class and my career prospects at the end of my college education....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Woman]

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White Tigers vs. Mulan

- William Shakespeare once said, “[My] honor is my life; both grow in one; take honor from me, and my life is done.” The idea is touched upon in both the book Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston as well as Disney’s Mulan were family honor is more important than anything else. Mulan was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film Mulan retold the story of a woman warrior who took her father’s place in battle and became a savior of China.The movie uses many elements from the original story told in the chapter “White Tigers,” but adds many modern twists in order to make the story more appealing for a newer generation....   [tags: Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston, Disney]

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Kingston Sponsor Description

- The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is one of the Royal Boroughs of London which is a subsection of the thirty-two London boroughs. As its name suggests, Kingston is bordered by the Thames and is located in the southwest of London. (See Figure 9: Borough of Kingston) The borough consists of sixteen wards that are divided into four neighborhoods (Rego, 2011). Outside of central London, the Borough of Kingston can provide locals and tourists alike a variety of independent shops, parks, and historical attractions....   [tags: International Government ]

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Being A Woman Is Defined?

- Being a woman is defined in opposition to a man. So being a woman becomes living up to other people’s expectations. This mean they have to have successful careers, be married, be mothers, and be involved in their communities. Some people say that gender is being male or female. Gender should not be defined or determine who you are because it should not be determined by your biological gender, how one presents themselves and their behavior, and their internal sense of self male, female, both or neither....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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Warrior For The Innocent

- For decades, the topic of abortion has been a heated debate. In 1973, in the Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade, the court concluded that a woman may terminate her pregnancy for any reason up until the point where the fetus becomes “viable”. The Court determined that “viable” meant that the fetus is capable of living outside of the mother’s womb. According to Merriam Webster, the word viable is defined as something being capable of growing or developing or capable of working, functioning or developing adequately....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive]

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Comparing the Role of the Ghost in Morrison's Beloved and Kingston's No Name Woman

- The Symbolic Role of the Ghost in Morrison's Beloved and Kingston's No Name Woman The eponymous ghosts which haunt Toni Morrison's Beloved and Maxine Hong Kingston's "No Name Woman" (excerpted from The Woman Warrior) embody the consequence of transgressing societal boundaries through adultery and murder. While the wider thematic concerns of both books differ, however both authors use the ghost figure to represent a repressed historical past that is awakened in their narrative retelling of the stories....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Code Of A Warrior

- Assessing the code of a warrior can come about in many ways and sometimes can be very unclear as to what exactly is the code of warrior. When it comes to the Samurai and the Arthurian knight, their codes are much clearer. These two warrior codes have many similarities but have very distinct differences that make them unique to their own code. The Arthurian knights and the Samurai both served for someone higher than them and thus, both fell within the same rank in their respective areas. The Arthurian knights fell below their lords and the king....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Samurai, Knight]

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No Name Women

- Cultures can shape the identities of individuals. Kingston identity was shape by Chinese and Chinese American culture. "No Name Woman," begins with a talk-story, about Kingston’ aunt she never knew. The aunt had brought disgrace upon her family by having an illegitimate child. In paragraph three, “she could not have been pregnant, you see, because her husband had been gone for years” (621). This shows that Kingston’s aunt had an affair with someone and the result was her pregnancy. She ended up killing herself and her baby by jumping into the family well in China....   [tags: Gender Roles, Kingston]

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Analysis of Woman to Man by Judith Wright

- Analysis of Woman to Man by Judith Wright   I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first, but it became apparent from the rich metaphors, that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man. It is also about conception - or rather the potential of creating a child from this sexual act - told from the woman's point of view. Judith Wright was very bold in writing such a poem since it was published in 1949, when such issues weren't discussed in the public, but as a well-regarded poet, she had achieved a good reputation for expressing herself, and therefore could write a subjective poem about this issue....   [tags: Judith Wright Woman To Man Essays]

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Women Is A Man Or Woman?

- ... When comparing men to women off the bat you can see one difference in their physical figure. Men have much more strength then women do. It’s more common to see a woman in a domestic relationship then it is to see a man in one but men can still be victims of a domestic relationship. Decades ago men were held as a superior to women, making it believed that men were more valuable in a society then women were. Even though women and men are supposed to be treated equal now there is still that feeling were men are held at a higher level....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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Anne Hutchinson : A Woman

- ... Women had no chance for a voice in anything. There was no right to vote and no questions after the sermon was done in Church. Women were expected to get married, take care of the husband and home, and bear children and raise a family. For Anne Hutchinson, however, growing up with a father that was defiant of the law and what was stated, had planted a seed in this young woman’s soul. She had many views and thoughts and only wanted to share them with other people. After starting a family and doing her womanly duties, Anne started a meeting with other women of the town to give her voice about what God has laid upon her and spoken to her....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Women, Female]

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What Is The Perfect Woman?

- ... Females are taught at a young age to love girly colors, to play with dolls and to love princess. While males are taught, to play with trucks, play in the dirt and play sports. These gender roles follow us in do adult hood. It is not only females that have certain roles that need to be fulfilled. A guy must be strong, masculine, and show no emotion. Boys learn that at young age well. In the documentary, a young boy talked about he was bullied because he showed his emotions, and the other kids, did like that....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Woman '

- Authority isn’t something you can force on a system without inspiring resistance. But this exactly what the father in the film The Woman attempts. The father may get temporary compliance through shows of force and physical brutality the father will also inspire a sense of injustice. The film The Woman shows forced authority as a farce. The father brushes the woman’s hair and cringes at the putridness released. Shaking off his disgust he inspects the woman’s teeth pressing his fingertips against her lips....   [tags: Family, Woman, Mother, Girl]

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Women 's Role As A Woman

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Warrior Marks

- Alice Walker, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993, 373pp. Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is a practice that involves the removal of part or all of the female external genitalia. It occurs throughout the world, but most commonly in Africa where they say that it is a tradition and social custom to keep a young girl pure and a married woman faithful. But to some Westerners, the practice is viewed as being primitive and barbaric....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston

- The theme of “voiceless woman” throughout the book “the woman warrior” is of great importance. Maxine Kingston narrates several stories in which gives clear examples on how woman in her family are diminished and silenced by Chinese culture. The author not only provides a voice for herself but also for other women in her family and in her community that did not had the opportunity to speak out and tell their stories. The author starts the book with the story of her aunt. This story was a well-kept family secret being that her aunt’s actions were of great disappointment to the family....   [tags: Maxine Kingston]

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The Silver Warrior

- I am unsure how long I have been standing here mesmerized by this sleek aluminum tube. I can see people behind me reflected in its polished skin just as surely as I can feel the presence of terrible power. Speaking to my friend, I confide I am having a spiritual experience, disturbing, but spiritual. I have long known about this object–seen all the films, read all the books–but to be here in its presence, to finally see its "face," has taken me by surprise. Enola Gay holds me speechless. I am at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum viewing only the fuselage of this iconic bomber....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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The Business District of Kingston

- The Business District of Kingston Introduction ============ Kingston-upon-Thames is the county town of Surrey. As its name suggests, it lies on the river Thames in between Twickenham and Hampton Court. It is the area's biggest shopping centre, boasting a wide variety of stores and shops located mainly around the pedestrianised centre and the old market, for example like The Bentalls Centre and The John Lewis Centre. The shopping centre attracts many visitors, especially at weekends....   [tags: Papers]

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What It 's Like Being A Woman

- ... In her essay, “The Myth of the Latin Woman,” Ortiz Cofer goes through her experiences with stereotypes she has had to deal with in the past. She says “My personal goal in my public life is to try to replace the old pervasive stereotypes and myths about Latinas with a much more interesting set of realities” and that is what she strives to emphasize in her work (Ortiz Cofer 207). “The Myth of the Latin Woman” is an eye-opener to the exclusions not just Hispanics face but women as well. The difficulty with being a female writer, to Judith Ortiz Cofer was that she did not have the support from her peers as she wish she did....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Literature, Fiction]

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The Woman Of All Ages

- Although many women have internalized the sexism of the world they live in, not many realize that it may impact their lives in some way or form. Nia Rhoney is a fellow classmate and great friend who now attends Clemson University. I selected Nia because she was not your average girl. Her views on the world are nonchalant and she does not take on the conformities that are expected of a regular teenage girl. Destinee Green is my first cousin. She is a very educated individual who is involved tremendously in the community which has allowed her to become a lively, well-rounded person....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Woman]

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The Power Of The Woman

- ... She tells him, if he can find out what it is that women desire the most within a year, then he will be able to avoid death. As the knight searches through the town he receives a variety of answers. Some women say they desire: wealth and treasure, honor, pleasure, fancy clothes, and others happiness. During the knight’s search for the answer he sees the ferry woman (also known as Crone) in order to have someone to confide about the challenges he is facing while finding the answer to the Queen’s question....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Women]

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Kingston's Ideal Life

- In the chapter "White Tigers" from her book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston first fantasizes of a Chinese woman warrior before switching back to the reality of her American life as a woman. Using her imagination, Kingston dreams of a strong female avenger who manages to satisfy often opposing roles, such as warrior and mother and who receives honor and respect from her family. Yet in her true life, Kingston faces a much different world in which she struggles to fight for her beliefs and encounters disapproval from her parents....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

- The Woman Warrior is a compelling novel written by Maxine Hong Kingston. The novel won National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction after receiving a great deal of praise from critics. In her novel, Kingston utilizes various literary elements to reveal the theme. Through the use of conflict, symbolism, and characterization, the message behind the theme becomes prominent to readers. The use of conflict gives readers a vivid screening of the role women played in the Chinese society. The symbols that are portrayed in novel, make the message of the theme more evident to readers....   [tags: talk story, no-name woman]

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Gender Inequality : A Woman Of Color Or Disabled Woman

- ... Though the difference in pay could be understood if a man with the same job as a woman has a doctorate in a field related to the job, that is rarely the case being that most jobs require certain training, skills, and education. In households in which one or more women provide, it is important that they make the same amount as a male counterpart. Making 21 percent less than a man in the same position could be the difference between living in poverty or sustaining a normal household. As an example, if a man makes 30,000 a year and provides for his small family, he will do so effectively and without too much concern....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Female, Woman]

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The Woman 's Expectation And The Society

- ... Known as one of "the mother women at Grand Isle", Adele puts her family as the first priority like always, and that she is totally "idolized her children, worshiped her husband". By completely "efface" herself to dominate the society lifestyle, Adele 's image is saw as a dream lady, charming and beautiful which her husband would be "brute" and "[deserve] his death by not adoring her. Differ from Adele, Reisz is an passion independent artist who is "self-assertive" both in her physical needs and mentally decisions....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Women's suffrage, Gender]

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Woman Givers And Yentl By The Yeshiva Boy

- ... This is juxtaposed by the men’s educational books which facilitate the learning and opportunities that only men should receive. As natural instinct, both Yentl and Sara initially want to make their loved ones happy by following this old way of existing. This is especially true for their fathers because as Sara’s father points out: “it says in the Torah: What’s a woman without a man. Less than nothing—a blotted out existence. No life on earth and no hope in heaven” (Singer, 205). Their society teaches them that women are nothing if they are not serving a man, whether that be their father or husband....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Gender role]

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Women And Female Superheroes : The Movie ' Waiting For Wonder Woman '

- We all know superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but what about female superheroes. In movies, women are usually damsels in distress, princesses, or the classic manic pixie dream girl. It is rare to see a woman play the leading role of an action movie, let alone a superhero movie. This stereotype of women being weak is what keeps women’s roles in society fixed. Movie producers and writers in Hollywood assume that they won’t profit if they have more women in leading roles. I believe that if more movies showed women in important roles, it would lead to more people seeing how strong women can be and it can also influence women and young girls to have more role models....   [tags: Superhero, Superman, Batman, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Article ' What Makes A Woman? '

- ... The rhetor uses these pronouns to prove her authority on the subject, but also uses them to draw the audience in by associating them with her claim. The rhetor continues to use pronouns such as these to build her claim over authority on both the argument to all audience, and to provide a way for her audience to become more invested in the topic. The kairos and exigency of this article are provided by the author as she begins by focusing on Caitlyn Jenner’s interview and ending with cases and demonstrations of her argument....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logos, Critical thinking, Woman]

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