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Maud Martha, by Gwendolyn Brooks

-      Black women's experiences and those of other women of color have never fit the private -public model.  Rather than trying to explain why Black women's work and family patterns deviate from the alleged norm, a more fruitful approach lies in challenging the very constructs of work and families themselves. ("Native") Maud Martha Brown had strong ideas regarding marriage.   She set out to conquer the role as wife, in spite of and because of her insecurities and personal hardships.  Unlike the rose-colored images that enveloped the minds of many traditional (white) women during that period of the 1940s and 50s, Maud Martha set her sights on being a bride under the simplest conditions. ...   [tags: Maud Martha Essays]

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Memo to Martha Stewart, CEO of Martha Stewart Omnimedia

- Memo to Martha Stewart, CEO of Martha Stewart Omnimedia Dear Ms. Stewart, I am writing to address some concerns I have about the future of your company, Martha Stewart Omnimedia (MSO). Perhaps the one issue that you are grappling with at present is about the Imclone scandal. You have been accused of selling $227,000 worth of Imclone stock based on inside information. Because of these charges of insider trading, your critics have summarily associated you with other disgraced company directors: Kenneth Lay of Enron and Bernard Ebbers of WorldCom....   [tags: Letter Martha Stewart Business Essays]

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Martha Stewart's Insider Trading

- Martha Stewart's Insider Trading      Martha Stewart, the countries top icon for homemaking has been in the eye of the public since June 2002, but not for her craftiness or culinary abilities. Stewart instead has the spotlight on her for crimes of insider trading. A tip from her former broker Peter E. Bacanovic, persuaded her into selling her IMClone stock after sharing information about a close friend of Stewart’s getting rid of his shares. Stewart’s companion, Sam Waksal, was also the chief executive of IMClone Systems Inc....   [tags: Business Martha Stewart Essays]

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Martha Stewart's Insider Trading

- From being a very successful businesswoman to calling a prison cell home, Martha Stewart has definitely had an interesting past couple of years. She started her career about 30 years ago with a catering business and has since built from that becoming the CEO and Chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Her success also includes the publication of her magazine Everyday Living, being the commercial spokeswoman for K-Mart, and having her own popular television show, From Martha’s Kitchen. She had built the reputation of being a public figure with how-to advice on creations in the kitchen to gardening....   [tags: Financial Crime Insider Trading Martha Stewart]

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Martha Stewart

- Martha Stewart, founder and CEO of her own multimillion dollar corporation, Martha Stewart Living Omni media was indicted, on charges of lying to investigators, securities manipulation, and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to five months in a West Virginia state woman’s prison and 5 months on house arrest. Originally it was said that Ms. Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading, however obviously those charges could not be proven. After a year and a half investigation, she was indicted on totally different charges....   [tags: Martha Stewart, Case Study, solution]

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Martha and Mary Magdalene by Caravaggio

- The Painting Martha and Mary Magdalene is one of the many masterpieces in the DIA’s collection in Detroit. Although there is much more to understanding a work of art then just looking at it. In order to understand a piece, you have to understand the Artist, the time period, and the symbols in that painting that may have very different meaning today. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio better known as simply Caravaggio was an Italian Baroque master painter born in Italy around 1571. After he apprenticed with a painter in Milan, he moved to Rome, where he lived for most of his life....   [tags: painting, collection, historians]

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Management Style of Martha Stewart

- Management is the pursuit of achieving organizational goals and ideals with the work of people with similar ideals. Using this combined effort to plan, organize, lead and use the organizations resources to achieve their goals. Management is also the process of assessing and hiring new employees, while also making sure to keep all the employees in tip top shape. With selective training sessions and motivational tools, management can help the employees to be the best employee they can be. They are also in charge of keeping important records on all the resources the company uses, such as how much stock they buy that year, or the deprecation on the machines or building; and then plan next years...   [tags: Humble Appearance, Job Benefits]

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Tim O'Brien and Martha Stout

- Tim O’Brien describes the way that war stories are told and their reliability in his work “How to Tell a True War Story.” As a Vietnam War veteran O’Brien describes the nature of a war front and how people perceive the experiences in the war front differently. In her essay “When I Woke Up Tuesday it Was Friday” Martha Stout discusses regarding self-dissociation from case studies of her patients. Dissociation is the disruption of psychological functioning; trauma is one of the main causes of dissociation....   [tags: Reflections on War, Self-Esteem]

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Biography of Martha Graham

- Undoubtedly one of the unique dancers and choreographers in the 20th century was Martha Graham. He was born in the suburb of Allegheny (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1894 ("Martha Graham Biography."). Martha mentioned that her first dance lesson was when her father told her always remembers that movement never lies (Aoki et al). Martha Graham trained and inspired a generation of performers and choreographers, including diverse artists as Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, and Merce Cunningham (Tenaglia)....   [tags: dancers and choreographers]

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Biography of Martha Graham

- Martha Graham began her life in Alleghany, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1894. She would be the oldest of Jane and George Graham’s three girls. Her father was “alienist” that specialized in nervous disorders; a modern day psychologist.1 Although his Presbyterian beliefs were conservative, Dr. Graham’s unusual methods to diagnose through physical movement and his ideas about the body’s unique way to express its inner senses was an influence on his eldest daughter Martha. She would later quote his slogan, “Movement never lies”.2 The idea of body movement expressing emotion and feelings would become Martha Graham’s vocabulary, language and passion through a form of dance she would develop and perfect...   [tags: Dancer, Dance Teacher, Pennsylvania]

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A Midwife’s Tale by Martha Ballard

- When Thomas Jefferson wrote the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, it became one of his greatest legacies. In the first line he wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" (U.S. Constitution, paragraph 2). Jefferson wrote these words to give inspiration to future generations in the hopes that they would be able to change what he either would or could not. The word “men” in the Declaration in the early 1700 and 1800’s meant exactly that, but even then it only was true for some men, not all....   [tags: thomas jefferson, equality]

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The Changing Duality of Race, Martha Hodes

- This week’s articles carry a couple related, if not common, themes of imagined, if not artificial, constructs of race and identity. Martha Hodes’ article, “The mercurial Nature and Abiding Power of Race: A Transnational Family Story,” offers a narrative based examination of the malleable terms on which race was defined. To accomplish this she examines the story of Eunice Connolly and her family and social life as a window into understanding the changing dimensions of race in nineteenth-century America and the Caribbean, specifically New England and Grand Cayman....   [tags: race in america, eunice connolly]

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The Best Choice for Martha´s Money

- ... So buying a used car is not the right option. Her second choice is to rent an apartment close to school with a roommate for a year or rent a studio for a semester. That could be a right choice, and then she can get her quiet place to focus with her classes and walk to school instead of paying for the public transit. Also she can invite her friends. But what makes this choice not the right one is the cost of the water, the gas and the electricity bills, and the internet. Does she think that she can cover all of these bills alone....   [tags: dream, school, costs, save, invest]

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The Base of Martha and George's Marriage

- The Base of Martha and George's Marriage In Martha and George's marriage, its hard to determine whether they rely on the affection or aggression, espacially if these emotions are normally juxtoposed. The ultimate impression given is that Albee tries to deal with the theme of Appearance versus Reality, thus emphasising that maybe there is more to the relationship than meets the eye. The audience in their involvement are unaware of what is real within their relationship. One may assume the title "Fun and Games" to be ironic, as the games "are not fun for them or their guests....   [tags: Papers]

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Martha Stewart: The Goddess of Greed

- Everywhere you look, there she is. Martha Stewart has invaded every avenue of domesticity. Her "radiant presence... seems to be infinite, like that of the Almighty, or of Starbucks" (Lippert & Ferguson: 26*) The outposts of her "omnimedia empire" are quite fortified (Africannet page). Reigning over a vast technical spectrum, her multi-million, multi-media kingdom includes a magazine with a circulation of 1.2 million, a syndicated column, and a TV show with audience of 5.3 million, but she does not have an official web site (Lippert & Ferguson: 26)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Crisis Management

- “Even if they’d never met her in person, people would talk about being like Martha, dressing like Martha, or having tastes like Martha”(Knowledge Wharton, 2004). Martha Stewart, Omni Media CEO, represents the company’s image more than anything else; being tied directly to the company can damage reputation when the CEO is in the middle of a public scandal. After all, Stewart was an Icon to many women and her reputation is what helped her brand be so successful. From magazines to TV shows Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia was becoming a very successful company....   [tags: crisis management case study]

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Martha Stewart Brand Dilution

- 1. What is Martha Stewart the brand. What is the brand identity. Do multiple brand identities exist. Martha Stewart's brand stands for stylish and traditional American living. She is brilliant at channeling the taste and passion of her customers into new products and media. She is said to turn "dreamers into doers". Taking this in to the context of how corporate strategists want the brand to be perceived by internal and external constituents arrives at a brand identity. The core identity or primary associations include such words as "American living", "homemaker", "tasteful", "stylish", "how-to info", and "home"....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Mixed Language and Imageries in The poem Lies by Martha Collins

- ... It is used to explain something that is inferior to something else.    Everyone is always lying or laying whatever they think it’s a malicious lie or a white lie. We might just want to get away from something in our daily life. The last sentence “if we must lie, let's not lie around" that voices Collins’s true feelings towards lying. I’m interpreted as that lying takes a lot of effort which can get both parties in trouble, so it is easier to tell each other the truth. Or, I could take it in this way that she is saying if we are going to lie, we’d better think of a good story because we all know that the secrets will eventually get out one day....   [tags: dover beach, fear, appearance]

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Martha Stewart Insider Trading

- Illegal insider trading is when non public corporate information has influenced a trade when someone buys or sells. When someone uses this information it allows them to gain an unfair advantage over other investors causing the market to gain or lose money. If insider trading were allowed then people that invested would no longer feel confident to invest. The legal way to gain an advantage over other investors would be for them to obtain skills in analyzing and understanding accessible information....   [tags: Business Law]

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Biography of Martha Graham

- Biography of Martha Graham Martha Graham was known as the mother of American dance. She was born on May 11, 1894 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At fourteen she moved with her family to California and began dancing. The first dance recital she saw was in Los Angeles, California by choreographer and dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis. When Graham was twenty-two years old she joined the Denishawn school and dance troupe. The school of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn had a great impact on Graham’s idea of dance....   [tags: Papers]

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Martha Washington

- Martha Washington Martha Washington lived a life full of love and sacrifice. She was born as a simple little girl Martha Dandridge to her plantation home in New Kent; she was married at 18 to become Martha Dandridge Custis. Still yet she was widowed at the age of twenty-six with two children and a land of over 17,000 acres to run on her own. Then she met a gentleman by the name of George Washington and Martha became the figure we know today as Martha Dandridge Custis Washington or Martha Washington....   [tags: Papers]

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Martha Graham

- Martha Graham Generation after generation, in different countries of the world there has always been different styles of body expression. Dance is a special form of art which movement of the body creates. One of the most delicate types of dance, which evokes emotion, is ballet. For Martha Graham, ballet was not only a dance: it was a way to express a fear or happiness with gestures created by the body. Graham was recognized as having made revolutionary changes in dance: in form, subject matter, in the analysis and examination of her themes....   [tags: Papers]

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Maud Martha

- Maud Martha Gwendolyn Brooks was a black poet from Kansas who wrote in the early twentieth century. She was the first black woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize. Her writings deal mostly with the black experience growing up in inner Chicago. This is the case with one of her more famous works, Maud Martha. Maud Martha is a story that illustrates the many issues that a young black girl faces while growing up in a ‘white, male driven’ society. One aspect of Martha that is strongly emphasized on the book is her low self-image and lack of self-esteem....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Martha Graham

- Martha Graham Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920's. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, whose style was considered controversial, became one of the finest choreographers and dancers in the dance world. In 1894 Martha was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (Pratt 8)....   [tags: Dance Dancing Choreography Essays]

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Letters to Martha

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Letters to Martha In January 1890, after two and a half years of depression and mental illness, Charlotte Perkins Stetson began to keep her journal again. Basking in the "steady windless weather" of Pasadena and the support of her friend Grace Channing, Charlotte slowly regained her strength, ambition, and ability to write. Concentrating on a new life on a new coast, her first brief entries express each day's essential details. On January 20, she says only "Began writing with Grace…"....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Bibliography]

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United States vs Martha Stewart

- Martha Stewart and Peter Bacanovic were indicted on criminal charges arising from Martha Stewarts December 27, 2001 sale of 3,928 shares of stock in ImClone Systems, Inc. ("ImClone"). ImClone is a biotechnology company whose then-chief executive officer, Samuel Waksal, was a friend of Stewart's and a client of Stewart's stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, defendant Peter Bacanovic. On December 25, 2001, ImClone learned that the Food and Drug Administration had rejected the company's application for approval of Erbitux, a cancer-fighting drug....   [tags: Legal Case Study]

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Women and Their Role in The Things They Carried by Tim O'brien

- The Things They Carried Women and their Role in The Things They Carried Within the book The Thing’s They Carried, the stories of the male soldiers and their dealings with the Vietnam War. However he also delves into the stories of the women and how they affected the soldiers and their experiences in Vietnam. While the men dealt with the horrors of war, the women were right at their side, just not in as much of a public view as the male soldiers. O’Brien uses women such as Martha, Linda and Kathleen in The Things They Carried to punctuate how vital rememorance and recompense was to him and other soldiers in Vietnam....   [tags: Martha, Kathleen and Linda]

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Comparing Machiavelli's Prince and Martha Stuart

- Machiavelli's Prince and Martha Stuart I believe Machiavelli's advice in The Prince was ideal for the rulers in 16th century Italy, because Machiavelli understood the motivation of most political men. Machiavelli based his theories on perfect examples throughout History. Machiavelli reverently believed his advice was essential for the uniting of Italy which was his principal desire. Machiavelli states that in an ideal world, it is virtuous for a prince to be good. But in reality, princes who distance themselves from ethical concerns and do whatever it takes for the benefit of their states rule best....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Major Themes in Russell Freedman's Martha Graham, a Dancer’s Life

- ... In addition, her dance teachers were able to create extraordinary dance-drama such as, Xochitl. It ended as an immense success; Martha did a huge role in her company. Martha Graham, alias “a brilliant young dancer” (33), performed in Denishawn Company production across America through London. John Martin, the prominent critic, maintained that “No other dancer has yet touched the borders to which [Martha Graham] has extended the compass of movement… she has proved the body capable of a phenomenal range” (67)....   [tags: effort, friendship, choreographing ]

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Martha Stewart Insider Trading Case

- Case Assignment The Martha Stewart insider trading case was a high profile case filled with uncertainty. In order to say whether or not Stewart handled her indictment responsibly, it is necessary to start with an assumption regarding her guilt or innocence. For the purposes of this paper, based on the information I have read about the case, and based on the fact that she was found guilty of all counts (although not all specifications) in her stock conspiracy trial (with the exception of the security fraud charge which was thrown out), I will assume that she is guilty....   [tags: Business Finance Stock Market]

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Biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: The First First Lady

- ... Neither of them had reached the age of five. Her second son, John Parke Custis, was born in 1754. Her second daughter, Martha Parke Custis, was born in 1756. They were nicknames “Jacky” and “Patsy.” Martha’s husband, Daniel, died on July 8, 1757; Martha was twenty-six at the time and was already a widow and had two small children to take care of. She took control, however, and received a third of her husband’s estate. This made her one of the richest women in Virginia. On January 6, 1759, Martha Dandridge Custis married George Washington....   [tags: husband, war, revolution]

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Review of Business Ethics and Global Business Assignment

- Introduction Ethical aspects of businesses here in the United States have had many implications in recent years. From the Martha Stewart being found guilty for insider trading, to Bernie Madoff’s pyramid scandal, leaving many retirees working throughout their retirement because the man they trusted spent their hard earned money on a frivolous lifestyle filled with yachts and houses bigger than many of us have ever seen. Then there is Enron who left a path of destruction greater than hurricane Katrina....   [tags: martha stewart, enron, retirement]

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Martha Graham and her Techniques were Universal through Dance

- Martha Graham has had a large impact on modern dance throughout the years and even after her death. She took the conventional dances of her time and revolutionized them. Martha Graham and her techniques have greatly affected modern dance by introducing new and innovative concepts. As Alma Guillermoprieto figured out, Graham was “the first creator of modern dance to devise a truly universal dance technique out of the movements she developed in her choreography” (qtd. in Terry). This statement shows that Martha Graham and her techniques’ affects were universal through dance....   [tags: influential women in choreography]

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Martha Stout’s When I Woke up On Tuesday, It Was Friday

- Dissociation can occur any time in our life and there is two kinds of dissociation, childhood and adulthood. Child dissociation is different from adult dissociation. Child dissociation occurs when the child is actually experiencing some sort of trauma, like abuse. Adult dissociation happens in situations like stress or family related issues. Another difference is that child dissociation does not last very long (usually a hour), but adult dissociation lasts for a longer period of time. Dissociation occurs when something so painful is happening that the mind leaves the body to go elsewhere....   [tags: social issues, childhood, adulthood]

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Analysis of Martha Nussbaum’s novel, From Disgust to Humanity

- Martha Nussbaum’s novel, From Disgust to Humanity, demonstrates a change in time where our society is moving forward from politics of disgust to politics of humanity. According to Nussbaum, the politics of disgust is a viewpoint that connects homosexual activities with things that are normally categorized as disgusting, such as saliva, feces, semen, and blood. These practices performed by homosexuals tend to invoke the emotion of disgust; thus, the term politics of disgust. The politics of humanity is quite the contrary....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sodomy, Inequality]

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George. Martha and Nick's Responses to the Totalitarian Vision of the Future

- George. Martha and Nick's Responses to the Totalitarian Vision of the Future In analysing the different character responses to totalitarianism, the audience is able to depict the different roles within the play reflected in their attitudes. Totalitarianism is a political issue that both George and Nick take an interest in. They discuss the loss of individualism, a subject that provokes a battle of the minds between Nick and George. Given the period in which this play was set, it is relevant that this play should reflect the real threat of nuclear warfare and Communism that individuals faced during the Cold War....   [tags: Papers]

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Rhetorical Analysis: “The Real Scandal”

- In “The Real Scandal,” Sharon Begley and Martha Brant develop an argument against the tacit allowance of the use of “banned” performance-enhancing drugs among Olympic athletes. The 1999 Newsweek cover story details incidents involving individual athletes caught using banned substances, the continuous race between the discovery and detection of new performance-enhancing drugs, and examples of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) complacency. In particular, the authors question the validity of the IOC’s current drug testing policies and protocols within the context of their self-defined role to “lead the fight against doping in sport” and “encourage and support measures protecting th...   [tags: Sharon Begley, Martha Brant, Analysis]

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Ideas of Dissociation in Martha Stout’s When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday,”

- ... She agreed to be hypnotized; she began to remember her dreams; she acknowledged her faint suspicions” (Stout 387). It took years to get to the root of Julia’s memory loss. To try to spark up a memory, Stout offers Julia the option of hypnosis, and she took it. After the hypnosis they believe they have found the answer to Julia’s absent past: she was abused. To escape this she learned to dissociate herself from her surroundings. This is why whenever the term “Los Angeles” is expressed to her she “flies away” because the abuse happened in Los Angeles....   [tags: trauma, memories, confusion]

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Eating Disorders, Anorexia and Martha Stewart - The Seduction of Control, Perfection, and Fantasy

- Eating Disorders, Anorexia and Martha Stewart - The Seduction of Control, Perfection, and Fantasy I have a strange fascination with Martha Stewart. I read Just Desserts by Jerry Oppenheimer and my interest in her peaked: she sounded, as portrayed in that book, as the toxic boss (we’ll call her Sheila, though it is not her real name) from whom I had just "divorced" myself by quitting. I could see Sheila emasculating her husband on a daily basis, screaming obscenities at her employees (that didn’t take much imagination), and plotting to take over the world....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Loves Knowledge by Martha Nussbaum

- ... He could hear, only, in the silence of the night, the murmur of conversation. What agony he suffered…as he listened to that murmur…” (Proust, 242). As this thought was proved, this put Swann into a deeper impaired state that made him mad for love in return from Odette. Later as he finds that Odette doesn’t love him he finally snaps out of this impaired state and realizes he loved for all of the wrong reasons. Marquez’s Love In The Time Of Cholera plainly shows us how a new way of loving is discovered, therefor impairing his judgment about what love truly is....   [tags: impairer, enhancer, jealous mindset]

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The Accretions of Gander, Nashoba, and Avalon onto the Laurentian Margin Martha Parsons

- I. INTRODUCTION A significant portion of New England was formed as a result of an accretionary orogen. Southeastern New England is marked by a series of terranes that accreted onto the Laurentian supercontinent during the Silurian and Devonian. The Terranes of Gander, Nashoba, Avalon, and Meguma are present from west to east in eastern Massachusetts and all of are Gondwanan provenance. Their modern-day juxtaposition suggests that the marginal Gondwanan micro-continents collided sequentially from west to east, expanding the Laurentian continent with each respective collision....   [tags: Laurentian supercontinent]

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The Depths of Night Mother by Marsha Norman

- “‘Night Mother”, by Marsha Norman, is a play that dives into the struggles of a mother and daughter. First performed in 1983, the play became a major success both in Broadway, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was first performed as a play. (Spencer, pg. 1) Jessie is a middle aged woman, who is divorced, moved back in with her mother, and struggles with, what she believes, is a failed life. Thelma, Jessie’s mother, realizes that Jessie wants to commit suicide due to comments that Jessie makes....   [tags: broadway, struggles, mother, daughter]

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The Case on Marsha´s Guitar Shop

- Question Presented Acol provides guitar lessons at Marsha’s Guitar Shop and recently began to sporadically cover the front desk at the shop. An independent contractor has the right to control the manner and means of accomplishing the result desired. Essentially, a principal only has direct control over the outcome of the work, while an independent contractor has control of how that work will be undertook. Can Acol be classified as an independent contractor. Brief Answer Probably yes. Courts use a variety of factors to determine whether an individual qualifies as an independent contractor....   [tags: contractor, financial, control, work, independent]

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Why the Trigger was Pulled: An Analysis of Jessie Cates’ Suicide

- Suicide is an act that not only “injures one’s health, hastens one’s own death and… causes premature death” for the individual, but it also negatively affects others around them (Farberow, 28). There are many reasons that drive people to resort to suicide and Marsha Norman explores many of these reasons in her play ‘night, Mother as the protagonist, Jessie Cates, makes the decision to end her life. Throughout the play, reasons as to why Jessie personally decided to end her life are mentioned, but in order to fully understand why she decided to commit this fatal act her surroundings and history must be taken into consideration as multiple influences pushed Jessie over the point of no return....   [tags: Marsha Norman, Play Analysis, Suicide]

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Hope's War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

- ... First, Orysia used her daughter’s money which she saved for her to go to the university. She wanted to become a dentist and it’s not easy. For sure, she was mad because her dream wouldn’t come true. A girl who set her average to be ninety percent to go to the university and a smart kid in school. She tries her very best to make her dream come true. If she doesn’t get mad, then what does she do. Definitely, she doesn’t like her mother using her money, but she does think about that this money is going to help her grandfather....   [tags: blood, family, church, truth]

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Fake Love in The Things They Carried by Tim O´Brian

- ... He read the letters from Martha every day and every night as a means of escape. He even goes as far as to lick the envelope flap just because she licked it to seal it. To a normal person this all seem a bit extreme, but in Cross's mind it made perfect sense. His Martha was waiting for his return and that is all that matters. The letters are a hard symbol of “hope” and “desire”; they give Jimmy Cross all these feels every time he reads the letters. All through out the book Jimmy Cross has a couple pictures of Martha that he would use to escape the real world, Vietnam....   [tags: love, obession, pictures, loneliness]

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Jimmy Cross’s Final Decision in O'Brien's, The Things They Carried

- In the story, “The Things They Carried”, author Tim O’Brien described specific items that each of his soldiers carried with them to the Vietnam War front. The items that the soldiers carried were for mental protection; they believed that the things they carried would take their minds off all the terror and violence that was going on around them. The protagonist, Lieutenant Jimmy cross, carries out letters from a girl named Martha, which leads to him losing his focus for the war and a lack of protection for his fellow soldiers....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Occupational Therapy Client Analysis

- Occupational Therapy takes a client-centered approach to each individual and unique client. This client is Martha. She is 78. She was admitted to the hospital after suffering a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or stroke. It began when she experienced a choking episode and weakness in her right side. The CVA resulted in right hemiplegia and aphasia. Martha has partial paralysis in the right half of her body and cannot verbally communicate. Her primary role is a homemaker. She graduated with a high school education but never pursued a profession....   [tags: Intervention Plan, Social Value]

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Fun and Games – What are the games, and how much fun do people have. The play begins with George and Martha, who have just returned from a welcoming-party at the college. From the first moments of the play, the audience are made aware of the great differences between these two characters. Martha is said to be a “large, boisterous” woman, whereas George is referred to as a “thin” man, with hair that is going grey. Martha is an aggressive and loud woman, but George is passive and quiet....   [tags: English Literature]

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Lieutenant Jimmy Cross: The Things They Carried

- One of the main characters of The Things They Carried ,written by Tim O’Brien ,named Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and he was only 24 years old, yet he carried the responsibility for the lives of his men. Like most men in the war Jimmy Cross did not sign up for it, he was drafted, and often times his mind was elsewhere trying to escape the realities of the war. He was young and often thought about what most do at his age, women. He had a particular girl, and he was often caught daydreaming about this girl back home....   [tags: character analysis, Tim O'Brien novel]

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Flaws in the American Dream in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Death of a Salesman

- ... Meanwhile Honey realizes that she is in fact not pregnant and it was all a result of hysteria. Martha seduces Nick, while George reads his book in a calm manner, however the when Martha and Nick head upstairs, George violently discards the book and declares the child dead. In the last act Martha has a soliloquy about their relationship, calling the guests to the living room afterwards. George rings a bell and arrives with a bouquet of snapdragons, which according to George, are "Flores para los muertos" meaning flowers for the dead in English....   [tags: success, struggle, deception]

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Power Struggles are very common is many marriages. In Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee, the relationship or marriage between George and Martha is based in power. The power struggle between George and Martha has become the basis of their relationship. Their love has turned into hate. The only connection they have is through their insults and the series of games they play. The power struggle between George and Martha develops is reveled and is resolved through out the play....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’ Brien

- The novel “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’ Brien takes place in the Vietnam War. The protagonist, Lieutenant Cross, is a soldier who is madly in love with a college student named Martha. He carries around photos and letters from her. However, the first few chapters illustrate how this profound love makes him weak in the war. Lieutenant Cross is a character who, until the death of a soldier, has been very loose and not taken the war seriously. He had let his soldiers throw away their supplies, take drugs, and sing happy songs in the middle of the serious war....   [tags: The Things They Carried Essays]

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The Burdens of Lt. Jimmy Cross in Tim O'Brien's Story The Things They Carried

- The Burdens of Lt. Jimmy Cross in Tim O'Brien's Story "The Things They Carried" One of the most overlooked aspects in the life of a soldier is the weight of the things they carry. In Tim O'Brien's story, "The Things They Carried," O'Brien details the plight of Vietnam soldiers along with how they shoulder the numerous burdens placed upon them. Literally, the heavy supplies weigh down each soldier -- but the physical load imposed on each soldier symbolizes the psychological baggage a soldier carries during war....   [tags: Tim O'Brien Things They Carried Essays]

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The Things They Carried

- The woman that Cross is in love with is named Martha. She's barely a junior from Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. Although he is madly in love with her, Martha doesn't return the feelings back for him. This one-sided love causes him to ponder and lose focus of what is really important, keeping himself and his troops alive and well. As he is lying in his foxhole, he looks at pictures of Martha; he can't help to feel, "More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her…" As shown, he just wants to be with her and to share a love with her....   [tags: Things They Carried Summary Review Tim O'Brien]

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Character Analysis: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

- One of the main characters in the short story “The Things They Carried”, written by Tim O’Brien, is a twenty-four year old Lieutenant named Jimmy Cross. Jimmy is the assigned leader of his infantry unit in the Vietnam War, but does not assume his role accordingly. Instead, he’s constantly daydreaming, along with obsessing, over his letters and gifts from Martha. Martha is a student at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey, Jimmy’s home state. He believes that he is in love with Martha, although she shows no signs of loving him....   [tags: vietnam war, baggage, ted lavender]

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Peer Pressure in Susan Glaspell’s A Jury of Her Peers

- Peer Pressure is defined as the influence exerted upon one by others of the same age, social group, etc. Allegiance is the obligation of a person to his or her state or government, fidelity to a person or principle; devotion. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” Martha Hales character attempts to persuade Mrs. Peters characters initial thinking. She does this through peer pressure. “A Jury of Her Peers,” is about a criminal act. Mrs. Wright is being held in the county jail for murder. John Wright, her husband, was found dead with a rope around his neck....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Reality versus Illusion in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Reality versus Illusion in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.        In his play, The American Dream, Edward Albee unveils a tortured family that is symbolic of the reality beneath the illusion of the American dream.  In Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Albee takes a more traditional approach than the theater of the absurd, and his language is more natural, but he returns to this theme with a vengeance.  For in all of drama there are few plays about domestic relationships that are as caustic, violent and as poisoned with the milk of human bitterness, cynicism and pessimism as is Woolf.  The story regards George and Martha, a married couple (he a history professor and she the University Presiden...   [tags: Who's Afraid Virginia Woolf]

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New Beginnings in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

- New Beginnings in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf   Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a disturbing and powerful work. Ironically, it is disturbing and powerful for many of the same reasons. As the audience watches George and Martha tear savagely at each other with the knives of hurled words, sharpened on pain and aimed to draw blood, the way in which these two relentlessly go at each other is awful to see, yet strangely familiar. Like wounded animals, they strike out at those closest to them, and reminds one of scenes witnessed as a child between screaming parents from a cracked door when one is supposed to be in bed....   [tags: Who's Afraid Virginia Woolf]

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Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf by Edward Albee

- ... At a given time ona character may be fully dominant and may torture the other character but shift of dominance is occurring frequently and relationship between the characters shift dramatically thoughout the drama. Albee expresses the characters sardonic and sadistic pleasure by causing the pain to each other. The play provides a vital insight into the American life. Albee resonates the decline of American dream with the Virginia woolf throught the play . He attacks the dreams and self-deceptions that forms American mythology.Albee puts a powerful question to his audience: who is afraid of life without any illusions....   [tags: controversial playwrights, voices]

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The Things She Carried

- Her name is Martha, though most people, at least at work, do not know her by name. To the people she sees in the halls as she vacuums, sweeps or dusts she is just the cleaning lady at the psychotherapy clinic. The people she passes in the long hallways of the clinic are usually the therapists who politely acknowledge her with a nod of their heads or a quick perfunctory smile—the type of smile that people use as a way of saying “sorry” when they bump into you accidentally on the subway. Occasionally, a client will give her a nod but that is rare....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Things They Carried and Araby

- The idea of love is very complex and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Both “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien and “Araby” by James Joyce portray the lives of two individuals who are in love. “The Things They Carried” is about a young lieutenant named Jimmy Cross during the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Cross was incapable of focusing on the war because of his constant thoughts of the girl he loved, Martha. “Araby” is about a boy who is infatuated with a girl he has never had a conversation with....   [tags: Comparative, O'Brien, Joyce]

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee How a Couple Denies Reality by Escaping into a World of Fantasy --------------------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION Edward Albee’s account of the strange relationship between George and Martha was an award-winning Broadway play and a cinema classic. As a drama, it succeeds on all levels. But like all great dramatic works, it is much more than an absorbing story.To understand their mutual cruelty and their failure to accept the world around them, we must understand why they are what they are....   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and Life of Pi by Yann Martel

- In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien and Life of Pi by Yann Martel, two able-bodied characters are demonstrated at weak-minded points. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, a twenty-four year old man, and Piscine Patel, a teenage boy, are far from their homes. They are alone. To escape the loneliness they feel, they create false realities in their minds that only deepen their already unsafe conditions. Cross exaggerates a college woman’s, Martha’s, love for him, and Pi exaggerates the idea that a rescue ship is on the way to find him and that he will see his family again, who sank and drowned on their ship....   [tags: compare contrast essay]

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Letters from Marta in The Things They Carried by Tim O´brien

- Honors English Language Arts Tim O’Brien employs the elements Symbolism, Theme, and Author’s Style in his book The Things They Carried. In The Things They Carried, symbolism is an element in the book. The whole book revolves around these symbols. The symbols presented in this book are the things that each person carried. In the beginning of the book, the narrator, Lieutenant Jimmy Cross tells the readers what each person carries with them, and how each and every item is important in some way....   [tags: symbolism, picture, style]

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Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. In Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. the major thematic concerns are those involving perception versus reality. In the beginning of the play, both couples seem to be average, loving couples of the nineteen-fifties. Even George and Martha seem to be playful in their insults toward each other. Things do not start to turn until George warns Martha not to “start in about the bit with the kid”, after which both of them begin to get more hostile toward each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pagan Elements in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

- Pagan Elements in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf   "I am preoccupied with history" George observes in Act I (p. 50) of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. But his relationship with his wife, Martha, seems to lean almost towards anthropology. Pagan social and religious elements in Albee's work seem to clarify and enhance the basic themes of the play.             Pagan trappings adorn the whole structure of the play: the prevalence of alcohol, the "goddamn Saturday night orgies" (p....   [tags: Who's Afraid Virginia Woolf]

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Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

- Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Edward Albee was an American playwright producer and director. He was born on March 12, 1928 probably in Virginia. He was adopted at an early age, which influenced him to write about characters that are different. His writings were characterized by realism; fidelity to life as perceived and experienced, and were considered to be absurd dramas. Albee, in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, portrays a primitive sex struggle between a middle aged couple; the relationship between George and Martha is acted out in a series of games in which one sex dominates the other through unapparent love, weapons that each have mastered, and the most hurtful insult,...   [tags: Edward Albee Afraid Virginia Woolf Essays]

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Mysticism: Softening the Truth

- The notion of mysticism has confounded and bewildered humanity for the entirety of religion’s existence. The great German historian, Ernst Troeltsch, defines mysticism as “simply the insistence upon direct inward and present religious experience.”(Thayer 234). The problem is that religious experiences are practically impossible to verify through empirical means. To this effect, those people that are seen as mystics or as having mystical abilities are often portrayed as delirious. In Graham Swift’s Waterland, Tom Crick uses mysticism in his stories to explain madness or irrational behaviour....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Trauma for Soldiers in "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien

- Trauma can be defined as something that repeats itself. In The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, trauma recurs in soldiers for different reasons. However, although their reasons for trauma are different, the things they carried can symbolize all the emotions and pasts of these soldiers. One man may suffer trauma from looking through letters and photographs of an old lover, while another man could feel trauma just from memories of the past. The word “carried” is used repeatedly throughout The Things They Carried....   [tags: Trauma, Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien,]

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Comparison of the Vietnam War and in The Things They Carried

- ... In the Bloom’s guide of pg.22 a quote shows an example of how Jimmy cross was just lost in processes of thinking. “The episode goes on to detail the optimistic detachments of the letter and how, to Jimmy, they become unintentional love letters. Some nights, sitting in his foxhole, holding he pictures in his fingers, he imagines a complete life with Martha, a life antithetical to the experience he was undergoing” (Bloom’s Guide pg.22). As Martha gave Jimmy Cross letters to support him and to encourage him to stay alive, Jimmy cross takes his letters and uses this to unintentionally blind him of what he should really be focusing on, and in this time that would be staying alive in the war....   [tags: communism, bloody, money, changes]

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Gender Roles in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Though usually viewed as a violent play about turbulent marriages, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. should be regarded as an early feminist text. Bonnie Finkelstein writes that the 1962 play portrays and analyzes the damaging effects of traditional, stereotypical gender roles, particularly for women; the play serves to point out how unrealistic, useless and extraordinarily damning they ultimately are. Finkelstein notes that the 1963 publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique unofficially began a re-evaluation of gender roles in the United States (Finkelstein 55)....   [tags: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?]

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Emotional Burdens Which Precede the Ultimate Tragedy Awaiting a Character

- Death is extremely final, and life is theoretically the greatest thing that anyone can lose. Whilst reading a tragedy that culminates with death, the majority of readers would say that death is the most significant tragedy of the story. Death is the result of primary dangers, which are the immediate physical dangers that result in death. But the tragedy of death is typically preceded by characters succumbing to other dangers. The dangers preceding death are secondary dangers, such as the character flaws of pride and paranoia....   [tags: The Things They Carried]

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Albee and Williams' Use of Virility in Their Plays

- The sexual dominance of male characters over their female counterparts in the plays establishes their superiority and control. Both playwrights suggest that a degree of personal status is acquired by sexually dominate women. The rape scene shows Stanley’s use of power sexually through rage and strength, used to illustrate his final defeat of Blanche and establish himself as ‘King’ of his territory, ‘limited to expressing basic desire’ . ‘Since earliest manhood… his life has been pleasure with women......   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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What is Love? Tim OBrien's The Things They Carried

- Have you ever felt the feeling of butterflies in your stomach or heard the phrase “my heart skipped a beat for you”. As children, we grew up learning from our elders and experiencing new beginnings in life. Much of our knowledge has been brought upon by what we see and hear, rather of what we know. Many important decisions we make in our life has to do with what our feelings show us. Love is an important matter in our life because it motivates us in different ways. Love can be shown through emotions or even through actions....   [tags: Love, Actions, Emotions]

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A Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson

- Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia on April 2, 1743, according to Old Style; however it is celebrated on April 13th because of the shift to the Gregorian calendar. He had a total of 9 siblings, he had 6 sisters and 3 brothers, and he was the fourth of the eldest males. (Thomas Jefferson- A biography, 1957 p.10) Thomas Jefferson was chosen to be the author of the Declaration of Independence’s first draft. John Adams appointed him as the writer because of his “happy talent for composition and singular felicity of expression.” In only 17 days, Thomas Jefferson drafted “one of the most beautiful and powerful testaments to liberty and equality in world history.” Thomas Jeffer...   [tags: influential American presidents]

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The Things they Carried Symbolism

- ... The pictures of Martha also symbolize his unattainable dreams and this girl is part of that future. He carries around these pictures so he can dream about an alternate life for himself. These pictures are just a way for him to face his reality, by letting his mind slip from the war and into a much happier, simpler world with Martha. The pictures symbolize what he dreams at night while trying to get comfortable on the hard ground, and what he thinks about when he’s on the field and there are gun-shots and explosions surrounding him....   [tags: Tim O'Brien novel literary analysis]

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Drama: Joe Turners Come and Gone

- Drama: Joe Turner's Come and Gone In the play Joe Turner's Come and Gone, by August Wilson, symbolism plays a very important part in conveying the true meaning of the story to the reader. August Wilson uses symbolism to suggest an intangible condition or truth about the characters in Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and as the story progresses each symbol accrues complexity beyond the original meaning. August Wilson's complex use of symbolism is grossly demonstrated through Mr. Wilson's use of the road, Martha Pentecost, and Herald Loomis....   [tags: American Literature]

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf For this book talk, I read an Edward Albee's play, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." I saw the movie version of this book, which I found excellent, so it inspired me to read the book. The book begins when George, who is an associate professor of a New England college, and Martha, who is the daughter of the college professor comes home after a faculty party. Although it is well after midnight and they are heavily drunk, Martha invites another couple, Nick who is a new and young professor in the college, and his wife Honey....   [tags: Who's Afraid Virginia Woolf Essays]

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Creative Writing: Cellphone Abduction

- "You, daddy?" Momentarily forgot he wasn't on the precinct, but with his mother and child in his kitchen. He looked at Kate for help, but the detective was finding the situation mostly amusing, so was his mother. "Well, you know.. because I'm always warm?" He said, though it sounded more like a question than a statement. "Oh, ok" Alexis said buying into his improvised lie. His mother saluted him with her wine glass, as if saying 'nice safe, kiddo'. Rick focused again at his task at hand, lowering the temperature of the burner, and then placing the bacon....   [tags: detective, date, cooking]

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