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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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Free Essays - Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman

- Alienation in Landscape for a Good Woman In her introduction to Landscape for a Good Woman, Carolyn Steedman claims that "this is a drama of class" (22); she blames her mother's working-class background -- where "fierce resentment against the unfairness of things, was carried through seventy years and three generations ... [and] dissolved into the figure of [her] mother" (30) -- for her own joyless childhood. The shocking portrait of Steedman's mother, who tells her children repeatedly both in her actions and words how unwanted they are, redefines the culturally normative nurturing role of motherhood....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays]

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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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Beowulf: A True Pagan Warrior

- In the epic poem Beowulf, the main character Beowulf demonstrates that he is a warrior who places heroism and bravery over his own well-being and life. These actions exemplify the pagan warrior mentality. God has granted him the greatest strength, allowing him to defeat all of his enemies. However, Beowulf also possesses a sense of morality. He will not harm any of his companions, even while intoxicated. His good deeds, and successful battles make him well-liked and respected. As a reward for his bravery and courage, Hygelac gives to Beowulf a mighty sword, adorned in gold, which surpasses any other swords of the Geats....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf 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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Importance of Violence in Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born

- The Importance of Violence in Of Woman Born In cultures as different as Sweden and the Yucatan, women have a part in the decision-making process during their deliveries. The Yucatan midwife emphasizes that 'every woman has to 'buscar la forma,' find her own way, and that it is the midwife's task to assist with whatever decision is made.' This does not mean that births are painless, but that needless pain is prevented, birth is not treated as a 'medical event,' and the woman's individual temperament and physique are trusted and respected." (p.175) Rich both begins and ends her book on the topic of violence to get our attention....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Of Woman Born Essays]

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Free Essays - Memories and Motherhood in Landscape for a Good Woman

- Memories and Motherhood in Landscape for a Good Woman The relevance and subsequent interpretation of memories as they relate to one's desire to mother ". . . refusal to reproduce oneself is a refusal to perpetuate what one is, that is, the way one understands oneself to be in the social world." -- pg. 84 In reading Carolyn Kay Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman, two themes took center stage: Memories and Motherhood. As the book unfolds Steedman repeatedly points out that childhood memories are used by individuals for various purposes; rather than objective recollections dominated by facts, she proposes that they are more subjective in nature, likely to alter with time or a...   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays]

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The Efforts of the Wounded Warrior Project

- The WWP was started in 2003 to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. The WWP is worthy of support because its mission is to help wounded vets and soldiers in the field with monetary support, jobs, and gatherings to have them meet their supporters. The WWP helps out veterans and their care takers with financial and unemployment needs....   [tags: veterans, finances, caregivers]

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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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Free Essays - Bitter Reality in Landscape for a Good Woman

- Bitter Reality in Landscape for a Good Woman "For my mother, the time of my childhood was the place where the fairly tales failed." (47) The loss of dreams for Edna has resulted in a loss of dreams and fantasy world for her children. The focus on the little mermaid is appropriate. Just as Edna makes the two girls into the tragic figure of the little mermaid by blaming their father for leaving/not leaving them, Edna continually makes her children into either the tragic figures or the villain by blaming them for her shattered dreams....   [tags: Landscape for a Good Woman Essays]

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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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Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman

- Character Study in Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman On the surface, Manual Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman is about politics and oppression. Caged literally and figuratively in an existential cell, both Molina and Valentin are wards of a police state and are therefore powerless to change their circumstances. But the novel is really about how spiritual freedom is cultivated and made manifest by Molina's retelling of his favorite movies. Because the substance of the films is first filtered through Molina's perspective, his perversion of the characters and plots reflect his own progression from an oppressed prisoner to a heroine who freely chooses the path to her own death....   [tags: Puig Kiss of the Spider Woman Essays]

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The Role of Men in Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born

- The Role of Men in Of Woman Born Adrienne Rich, via Of Woman Born, has created a wonderfully complex description and analysis of the condition of being a woman in our patriarchal American culture, or at least in the middle-class, white portion of it, as she acknowledges in the introduction to the 1986 edition of the book. Since I happen to fit into this category, I find this book to be very personally satisfying, although I can certainly imagine that Rich's writings wouldn't be completely applicable to all women in America....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Woman Born Essays]

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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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The Tale of the Greatest Warrior

- the tale of the greatest warrior the peacefull island of Cyprus was ruled by a good harted king. He was called ´Cratos the good hearth´. But this al chanced when his oldest son died in battle. The king got a bitter hart and somehow blamed the people of his son´s death. He was gone crazy, he raised al the taxes, he killed innocent people, he chanced the god that represent the city. He chanced it to Hades the god of the underworld. But little did the people care who lived outside the city. Like our hero ´ Cypros´ wich means the father of Cyprus....   [tags: king, assassin, family]

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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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Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood

- Of Woman Born – The End of Motherhood In Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich effectively weaves her own story into a convincing account of what it means to become a mother within the bonds of patriarchal culture. Her conclusion that the institution of motherhood, which she distinguishes from motherhood, must be destroyed in order to release the creation and sustenance of life into the same realm of decision, struggle, surprise, imagination, and conscious intelligence, as any other difficult, but freely chosen work is substantiated by her courageous confession that contradicts culturally normative notions of motherhood....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Woman Born 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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Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time

- Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time In Woman on the edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, a middle aged Chicana woman from New York finds out that she a can communicate with the future. She finds herself able to be in more than one time. She is, as far as we know, the first to be able to do this. There were others, but they all closed themselves off, thinking themselves insane when the “voices from the future” began to speak. Connie’s connection was probably simpler because of the similarities between the world in which she lived now (in the mental hospital) and the world of the future....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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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?

- ... So fast forwarding to two days later and we welcomed a beautiful, 7 pounds 3 ounces of a bundle of joy. With it being summer I became the back bone that my mom needed. Of course my step dad was around but he could only do so much while trying to tend to his job. This was new to me, the whole taking care of a baby thing and I felt my childhood slowly disappearing. Being sixteen, I could feel myself turning 28 within a blink of an eye. But of course there was not a real reason to complain especially knowing this was helping my mom out....   [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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Old Man and Old Woman as Marital Guide

- Old Man and Old Woman as Marital Guide   "Old Man and Old Woman," a retelling of a Native American myth by Chewing Blackbones, a Blackfoot Indian, should serve as a lesson to all couples in how a good relationship works. In today’s society there is a great need for people to understand how to make their relationships successful. As the divorce rate gets higher every year; small children have begun to think that getting a divorce is something that is normal and to be expected. This story shows how to work through problems with a give-and-take approach where you make compromises, yet still stand up for yourself when you believe your convictions cannot be compromised....   [tags: Old Man Old Woman Essays]

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Madonna vs. Eve A portrait of the Renaissance Woman

- Madonna vs. Eve A portrait of the Renaissance Woman The role of women has been portrayed through art since prehistoric times. Women have been a sign of hope, downfall, and power. This image of women was most powerful during the Renaissance. A cultural revival or "rebirth" occurred during the 15th and 16th century in Europe. The economic growth of the 14th century created a prosperous middle class. This allowed more of the mass to invest their income. Patronage of the arts soon became very fashionable as did religious faith1....   [tags: Woman Females Eve Madonna Essays]

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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

- ... Would she be a playwright like her brother if they had same talent. Virginia Woolf imagined Judith in “Shakespeare’s Sister” which is a story about how women are treated and what types of opportunities they have in the Elizabethan Age compared to men. During the time of Shakespeare, his sister would live in a different kind of world compared to her brother. Virginia Woolf imagined Judith, unlike her brother who probably went to the grammar school, where he could learn a lot; sought his fortune in London’s theatre; and finally became successful, her life would be tough....   [tags: Gender, Woman, English literature, Fiction]

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The Demise of a Family in Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman

- The Demise of a Family in Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman Gail Godwin's "A Sorrowful Woman<" leads one to believe that the wife is overwhelmed or possibly just having a bad day. The belief is that with her husband's understanding she and her family will get through this difficult time. Everyone has a bad day and people get aggravated at times. However, a shocking revelation comes to the reader that this isn't just a bad day. A deeper look into the story reveals that the wife's selfishness and pity for her life is fueling her sorrow and along with their lack of communication causes the demise of this family....   [tags: Sorrowful Woman Essays]

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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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Leslie Marmon Silko's Lullaby, Storyteller, and Yellow Woman

- Leslie Marmon Silko's Lullaby, Storyteller, and Yellow Woman Leslie Marmon Silko?s work is set apart due to her Native American Heritage. She writes through ?Indian eyes. which makes her stories very different from others. Silko is a Pueblo Indian and was educated in one of the governments. BIA schools. She knows the culture of the white man, which is not uncommon for modern American Indians. Her work is powerful and educating at the same time.      In this paper, I will discuss three different works by Silko (Lullaby, Storyteller, and Yellow Woman)....   [tags: Silko Lullaby Storyteller Yellow Woman Essays]

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Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr. Warrior for Peace by Tanya Savory

- ... Three days after he arrived to Money, he met his cousin and other black people in a store called Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market. One of the owner of the store named Carolyn Bryant didn’t allow any black person to touch or spend much time in the store. Emmett who didn’t knew, placed the money into Carolyn’s hand. Later that night, some furious white men went “to teach that boy a lesson” to Emmett’s uncle’s house. Emmett was dragged from his bed, thrown into the back of a truck, and driven to the Tallahatchie River....   [tags: setting, rights, racism]

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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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Analysis Of The Poem ' Phenomenal Woman ' By Maya Angelou

- ... (Angelou) The speaker has no shame to express her voice in what she truly believes in and who she is and shares it with others, specifically toward women, to acknowledge their womanhood. This brings a powerful positive tone that exists throughout the poem. Tone affects diction in a poem. Diction is the main element that helps create the poem and what the poets wants to portray to the audience. It is why poets cautiously chooses specific words for their poem. Poets, such as Maya Angelou for “Phenomenal Woman,” use diction for its connotation....   [tags: Poetry, Woman, Maya Angelou, Lyric poetry]

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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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Analysis Of The Article ' Two Ways A Woman Can Get Hurt ' By Jean Killbourne

- ... Little kids, young adults, and older adults watch these ads every day and grow up thinking it’s okay to objectify woman; it’s almost commonplace that a male can stare at a woman walking down the street or around a corner just to get a better look. The roles of men in society are roles that portray power, superiority, and supremacy above all. It’s a dangerous idea. Killbourne has this to say about women in society: When power is unequal, when one group is oppressed and discriminated against as a group, when there is a context of systematic and historical oppression, stereotypes and prejudice have different weight and meaning....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Male]

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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?

- ... A lady knows to pay attention to all of the little details and if she sees the effort the man continues to put into the relationship it could go a long way. It will keep her happy and strengthen the trust and aid in bonding the relationship together. It may not seem like much, but bringing in a few roses or cooking a nice dinner for your significant other, allowing her to relax, makes her day that much easier. Over time these acts of love can keep the relationship running strong. Another key ingredient to create the best possible relationship is to ensure your woman is aware that she is beautiful beyond compare....   [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

- ... Her culture 's belief was that women should dress with class, but American’s would see it as over-the-top, because as she says “Puerto Rican girls always stood out for wearing ‘everything at once’” (Cofer 309). However, we did not expect none the less since it would be sinful for her to wear jeans and a t-shirt like we do. With that being said, if Cofer had wore what we do or we wore what she did, then would we all be frowned upon as a disgrace to our culture. Probably so, because that is how much influence a culture’s custom can have on a person when they go about their everyday routines....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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The Greek Warrior Spartans

- The Greek Warrior Spartans The Peloponnesian peninsula sits at the south west corner of Greece, poised like a soccer ball across a narrow peninsula at the foot of mainland Greece. In the easternmost corner of the Peloponnesus, at one time sat the region known as Laconia. The principal city of Laconia was Sparta. These Spartans or Lacedaemonians formed a unique society organized along communal and militaristic principles, a society that has been described by most historians as stagnant and has seldom evoked words of praise....   [tags: Papers]

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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

- ... After murdering his very own son, Ronald Callender had made the scene of the crime look as if Mark had be trying to pleasure himself with females clothing through the means of auto eroticism. Ronald had murdered his own son in attempt to keep his grant for his lab. Cordelia states “…If the truth came out, that would be the end of their promised grant. The future of your laboratory was at stake” (James,196). She arrived at the solution because she figured out that the murderer had to have been someone Mark trusted, and he would let them near him without raising any suspicion....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman]

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Analysis of The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

- Analysis of The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle “The Woman Who Walked Into Doors” is a novel written by Roddy Doyle, set in Ireland in the early 1990s. This story combines love and violence and shows how the two can go together in one marriage. The story is written like a diary of Paula Spencer’s good and bad memories in her life and gives the reader the impression that Paula is sharing her life story with us and she is also narrating her life as we read. The story begins with a prison guard arriving at Mrs Spencer’s door to give Paula the unfortunate news that her husband, Charlo has died....   [tags: The Woman Who Walked into Doors Essays]

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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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Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior

- Captain Picard as A Noble Warrior Captain Picard is a good leader because of his ability to think clearly and objectively in all situations. He does not have pride blocking his ability to think rationally and see all sides of an issue. Also, he is not easily swayed by his emotions and does not allow them to cloud his judgment. Picard's ability to act quickly leads to effective delegating and exemplary leadership. A good leader is one who brings out the best in his people while being a servant to them....   [tags: Star Trek Essays Papers]

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Role Of Women During The 1920s 's ' The South ' And The Woman '

- ... Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation." Abigail Adams, (1744-1818) Women had little they could do the everyday world. They couldn’t serve on juries nor could they get a good job. "For one thing, Miss Maudie can 't serve on a jury because she 's a woman-" "You mean women in Alabama can 't-?" I was indignant.” I do....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Abigail Adams, Gender]

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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

- ... The idea is that women are always perceived as different from the status quo and can never just be normal, or unmarked. Tannen states that “there is no unmarked woman” and that women are marked by the English language, their personal style, and their titles (91). She also says that “[men have] the option of being unmarked” by simply choosing to wear the expected clothing and displaying the standard hair style (88). Tannen is incorrect in this statement because women have the option of being unmarked as well....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Male]

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Maya Angelou 's Phenomenal Woman

- ... By explicitly stating in the first stanza that she is not “built to suit a fashion model size’s,” the poet still mention that all men are tattered toward her confidence and vibe as she “walks into a room.” The first stanza can be interpreted the same even if the poet is specking directly to woman who are insecure of their looks, men, or even women who unfairly fall into the blonde stereotype. But Angelou’s transition into her second paragraph is perceived very differently by men and women. Comparing men to bees categorize them as irritating and unnecessary companions....   [tags: Poetry, Alliteration, Rhyme, Woman]

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White, Middle Class Woman

- ... A woman’s value is based on a man dictated scale of “prude to promiscuous.” As if a number of sexual partners can determine the integrity, education or honesty a woman possesses. Women are also taught that obtaining a man’s approval – and having a ring on their finger to prove it – is paramount. Thus, a woman’s appearance becomes vital, in order to attract a man’s attention. Beyond marriage, society teaches that a woman can be two things: a bitch or a mother. According to the patriarchy and the media, there is generally no gray area....   [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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Being A Woman Is Defined?

- ... The person themselves should be able to pick who they want to be. In my experience, I am a woman who grew up with an older brother and older cousins who are all male. I always wanted to do what they were doing. Since I have been surrounded by men my whole life I tend to do things differently than a typical women. Most woman like to wear dresses, go shopping, and do their makeup. Instead, I like to hunt, fish, and play sports. I have never owned a dress in my life and never wear makeup. I never wanted to do these things because my brother never did and I wanted to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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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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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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