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Story-telling in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Mother Journeys

- Story-telling in The Joy Luck Club and Mother Journeys        "Beginning with Gussie," Maxine Kumin's short story from the anthology Mother Journeys, has a central issue similar to that in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club: the need for transference of stories from mother to daughter. These two works have quite a few similarities, despite the fact that they are tales about very different cultural traditions. Is the cultural difference important. Or do these works reflect a universal truth about story-telling between mothers and daughters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Influence of My Mother

- It took a long time to value the exceptional influence my mother has been on my life. She is the type of person who has thoughtful discussions about the importance of building a united family. The type of mother who always has time to listen when I need to express my feelings. The type of benevolent individual who loves to help anyone who is in need. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her convictions and interests. I not only came to enjoy the enthusiasm of learning simply for the profit of knowing something new, but I also came to conceive her notion of contributing with the community in exchange for an excelling sense of life, love, and spirit....   [tags: mother, heroes, ]

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Looking Back at the American Westward Journeys

- ... Travelers would start to take precautions such as burning the clothes of the victims and their wagon, or even try abandoning their wagons in order to flee as far as possible from it. The few remedies developed against it were Laudanum and camphor, for everything else there were home remedies such as baths and herbs used. In general, the emigrants and Native Americans had a hostile relationship filled with fear and uncertainty. The whites would usually be distrustful and ignorant toward the Natives....   [tags: settling the west, emigration]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Journeys of Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ in The Odyssey

- Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ journeys or nostos were both very similar and different. They parallel each other in some ways but they are also completely different at other times. Telemachus starts as a younger, less mature boy, and without the presence of his father during his childhood, he becomes a timid, shy and spineless boy who is greatly pampered by his mother. He has even more to achieve, being the son of a world-famous father, and this is a very difficult reputation to live up to. His journey, and after that the killing of the suitors who took advantage of him really show how his journeys and problems throughout the book mature him from being a shy, timid boy into a mature man....   [tags: The Odyssey, compare and contrast]

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Analysis Of Eleanor Ayer 's Parallel Journeys

- Analysis of Eleanor Ayer’s Parallel Journeys During the Holocaust six million Jews lost their lives, while others lost their friends, family and dignity. Helen Waterford discusses her survival in the novel Parallel Journeys . Through Helen Waterford’s journey to hide, survive, and rejoin society, she realizes that she cannot dwell on what has happened to her but learn and become wise from what she has endured. In Helen’s lifetime, all she had ever known was that being Jewish was considered the worst thing a person could have been associated with ....   [tags: Jews, Judaism, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Jane Eyre The novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë consists of the continuous journey through Jane's life towards her final happiness and freedom. This is effectively supported by five significant 'physical' journeys she makes, which mirror the four emotional journeys she makes. 10-year-old Jane lives under the custody of her Aunt Reed, who hates her. Jane resents her harsh treatment by her aunt and cousins so much that she has a severe temper outburst, which results in her aunt sending her to Lowood boarding school....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Patterns in Hero's Journeys in Literature and Film

- Joseph Campbell, a very well regarded mythologist and writer, believed that all adventure stories generally fallow the same story arch. The story starts off with the hero in his everyday life when out of nowhere, something calls the hero to his epic journey. He goes through a series of trials which he must overcome to reach the final battle. He wins and returns to his normal life as a changed man. This cycle is called “The Hero’s Journey”. Campbell talks about this idea in a few of his books including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces....   [tags: The Hunger Games]

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The Mother Daughter Relationship in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

- The Mother Daughter Relationship in "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen 'I stand here ironing,' a unique phrase uttered by a woman in her conquest of life. It may seem like an unwanted phrase to many, but it has deep meaning behind it. This phrase is almost whispered by the narrator of ?I Stand Here Ironing,. Tillie Olsen, and also by many other mothers going through an important stage in their lives. The stage in life that the mother in the story is going through is called child development, and within this complicated stage arise many new worlds of imagination, emotional journeys, and soothing memories....   [tags: Stand Here Ironing Olsen Essays]

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Mother Is Always Right in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Instead of beating around the bush Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club exposes the not so chipper relationships between Chinese mothers and their polar opposite Chinese-American daughters. The mothers struggle to express the importance of their Chinese heritage while also keeping balance with “good” American characteristics to their daughters; while the daughters struggle with their identities and relationships with others. The Joy Luck Club is written as a collection of flashbacks told by the Chinese mothers and their American daughters....   [tags: chinese, culture, daughter]

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A Journey is More than a Movement from One Place to Another

- Journeys are a valuable thing. Without journeys every single person in this world would not know what they know today, they would not be here today and without journeys the world would not be as we know it. A thorough study of the text ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare, the painting ‘Entre le trous de la Memoire’ by Domenique Appia and the song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, reveals that a journey is much more then just a movement from one place to another. There are three types of journeys, imaginative, physical and inner....   [tags: journeys,]

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White Oleander By Janet Fitch

- A person grows up in the shadow of her parents or guardians, and eventually she comes to a point in her life where she wants to break free of their influence and explore her own identity. The path of finding one 's self-identity is to find descriptive characteristics, qualities and abilities that enable one to define oneself. In the novel, White Oleander, by Janet Fitch, the main character, Astrid, was separated from her mother, who has been convicted of murder, is put in to the foster care system....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Fosterage, Mother]

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My Mother 's Journey With Cancer

- ... We knew exactly what for and I was more than ready to see her. The thirty-minute drive up there consisted of stories from that weekend and the clarifying of whom from the family had come to visit while we were gone. I found my eyes starting to shut and ten minutes later I woke up to Sarah nudging me explaining to me that we had arrived. I yawned a few times and stretched before getting out. As we made the journey up to the room, I remember the smell that first overtook my nostrils after taking one step into the hospital....   [tags: Family, Mother, English-language films, Father]

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Importance of Osborne in Journeys End by R.C Sheriff

- Importance of Osborne in Journeys End by R.C Sheriff From the very beginning of the play, Sheriff suggests to the audience that Osborne is the father figure and therefore that he is the voice of reason to the other men. We find out that Osborne is a middle-aged man with 'iron-grey hair'. Osborne however is physically in very good shape and is a 'tall, thin man' who is 'physically as hard as nails.' As Raleigh enters the audience sees a kind, caring side to Osborne. Sheriff puts across the ideas of Osborne being a family man through his calming conversation with Raleigh, where he tells Raleigh from what way he should look at the war....   [tags: Journeys End by R.C Sheriff]

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My Life With My Mother

- Throughout my life I have always had one person who has stuck with me through thick and thin, my mother, Genoveva. My mother’s devotion was to her two daughters, she always prayed that my sister and I would have a better life then what she had and pushed through every obstacle for us. She is from Mexico, Puebla and is a very loud, assertive woman. She always believed in herself and whenever she put her mind to it, she always got the job done. She came to America in 1982 when she was just 16. Even though her journey was made from a rash decision, having to be forced to do something illegal and having to get accustomed to life in America she is just glad that she can now have a happy life with...   [tags: Family, United States, Mother, Parent]

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My Greatest Influence: My Mother

- Even before my first tear hits the ground, my mother is there to wipe it away. My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it. She understands my needs before I can even think of them. That’s why we call her a mother. My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be. She’s the kind of mom who would always take time out and care for her four children and the mom who would never let her hardships in her life distress her kids. My mother has always been a very strong role model to me, and growing up with someone like her to look up to has changed my life in many ways....   [tags: mother, ]

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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- ... While personal loss is an obvious contributor to the mothers ' parenting styles in all three short stories, the economic struggles the three mothers encounter can not be regarded as any less significant. In "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), the mother 's economic struggle and her need for work is instrumental in her decision to send her daughter to live with her father 's family. This initial separation turned into years of emotional distance between the mother and her daughter. In "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), the family 's economic struggle prompted the mother to exchange cleaning services for her daughter 's piano lessons....   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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Imagining A World Without A Mother

- ... Stay at home mothers have the ability to fully prepare their kids for school when working mothers may not have the time to get them ready for the day. Both types of mothers make sure that food is on the table and they have a roof over their family’s heads. The way a stay at home mom provides for their family is very different from a working mom. Some mothers are not fortunate enough for the ability to provide for their family without needing to bring in the extra income. Stay at home mothers have help from their spouse to be able to support their children with everyday needs....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother, Wife]

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The Power of Mother Teresa’s Charismatic Leadership

- Table of content Title Page(s) Introduction 3 – 4 Methodology 4 – 5 Analysis and Discussion Likeableness 5 – 6 Relation to Status Quo 6 – 7 Future Goals 7 – 8 Articulation 8 – 9 Behavior 9 – 10 Influence 10 – 11 Conclusion 11 – 12 References 13 – 14 Introduction Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu or as we know her as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje in 1910 (The Vatican, n.d.)....   [tags: Mother Teresa Essays]

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Absolution from a Mother

- Mother, I am not looking for the absolution and undoubtedly I don’t deserve it in your eyes. Your eyes… always so full of concern; constantly accusing. The pressure you put on me and the pain it caused was unbearable. Everything you have done – you told me – you were doing for my own good. But you never realized I grew up did you. It’s not possible, it’s just wrong that you want to make all decisions for me: beginning with the extracurricular lessons, through carefully selected well mannered friends and even the damn shoes....   [tags: Absolution, Mother, ]

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My Hero: My Mother

- The one person that I could never live without, the reason I am standing till this day, is my mother. My mother is who I thank and admire most of all. Without her dedication and hard work, I would be in the squatters of the Philippines, stuck in a place where it is a very difficult place to make a good enough living or even make enough money to keep the bread on the table for your family. Her main goal and dream was to pass the NCLEX exam, it would permit her to go to America. That would allow her to make a better living and life for herself and to get a job, in order to send back money needed for her family....   [tags: heroes, mother,]

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Memoir of My Mother

- It seemed like a normal day when I entered Mrs. A’s AP Language and Composition class, but little did I know that she was going to assign a very important project that was going to take forever. I took my seat and wrote down what was on the board. Then I sat patiently and waited for Mrs. A to come explain what we were doing today. When the tardy bell rang, Mrs. A glided into the room and gave us all a stack of papers. She then proceeded to discuss our upcoming assignment, a memoir. As she explained the very important assignment, I wondered whom I would write about....   [tags: biography, mother,]

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Pro- Abortion and the Rights of the Mother

- Abortion is a controversial subject in today’s world. One side believes that taking away the right to have an abortion is taking away the rights of the mother. On the other hand people view abortion as the innocent killing of a human being. (p.31OpposingViewpoints) The Roe vs. Wade trial declared the procedure a “fundamental right” on Jan. 22 1973(p.7RoeW.Wade)The mother has the right to choose what is best for her baby. Abortion is justified because it could be in the family’s best interest (p.103OpposingViewpoints)....   [tags: mother, abortion, interest, baby]

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Losing A Mother At The Age Of Ten

- ... My father suffered from two strokes at one time; he was left paralyzed on his entire right side. My sister and I were told that he would probably not make it, and it would be our best bet to consider pulling the plug. We were not sure what to do, because we were barely legal ourselves, let alone, given the authority to make the call on whether our father stays on life support. He was in a coma, had brain swelling, and a feeding tube through his stomach. Despite how lifeless he looked, my sister and I both agreed on given him another week to pull through, and to our surprise he woke up....   [tags: Family, Mother, The Driver]

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My Mother Is A Middle School

- Throughout my life, I would hear constant stories about my parents and their devoted faith to each other. Their love, support, and encouragement created the most ideal scene for my siblings and me to live the childhood dream. Conflictingly, in the United States, we suffer from a 50% divorce rate that is higher than most countries around the world. My parents were born and raised in Laredo, TX, and joined the middle class of America. My mother is a middle school reading teacher and my father worked as an oil field worker after the divorce....   [tags: Family, Mother, Divorce, Parent]

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Mother And The Little Monster

- ... Multiple people can agree that it truly does work. A mother is like sunshine without it you’re lost and would never see the light of day. She is who children look for when seeking for advice for example boy problems, make up tips, how to make oatmeal without burning the house down. In some cases a mother is a computer expert she taught the child how to type and use the internet without downloading viruses. She 's the know it all the one who knows when the child has been up to no good but will it go with a she knows what you did stare, the one that makes the child rethink of ever bad deed they have committed within that single day....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- ... Also, several tiger moms make their children practice their activities until they have perfected it. Mrs. Chua had her daughter Lulu practice “The White Little Donkey” until she perfected the piece and played it at the recital. Tiger moms want their child to succeed, I believe if someone show confidence in you, you’re more likely to accomplish your goals. Chua wants her daughters to accomplish their goals in life, so she sets limits on activities that might interfere with their success. As a tiger parent you will know if your child is doing anything that is against the rules....   [tags: Childhood, Mother, Parent, Parenting]

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Mother Teresa: An Example of Servant Leadership

- Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” By comparison, the servant-leader shares power puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible (Northouse, 2013). One person I feel is a great example of a servant leader is mother Teresa. Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born August 26, 1910 in what is today Skopje, Macedonia....   [tags: Mother Teresa]

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Grendel's Mother: Monster or Not?

- In the poem “Beowulf,” Grendel’s mother, a monstrous creature, is one of the three antagonists Beowulf, the main character, fights against. The battle against Grendel’s mother appears to be the strangest of the three battles. The main reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the mother of the monster Grendel, who was killed by Beowulf in the first battle. Another reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the only female-type creature. An alternative reason for this strangeness in the battle is due to the fact that Grendel’s mother is not a true monster, aside from her physical form....   [tags: strange, kinship, kill, mother]

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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan

- Despite growing up amidst a language deemed as “broken” and “fractured”, Amy Tan’s love for language allowed her to embrace the variations of English that surrounded her. In her short essay “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the internal conflict she had with the English learned from her mother to that of the English in her education. Sharing her experiences as an adolescent posing to be her mother for respect, Tan develops a frustration at the difficulty of not being taken seriously due to one’s inability to speak the way society expects....   [tags: Mother Tongue Essays]

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My Mother And My Father

- ... The house, the cars, and all of their material processions were divided with ease with the help of their lawyers. But, the issue of custody still remained. Unlike everything else, my parents left this decision up to us. My sister and I got to choose which parent we lived with and which parent we would see only every other weekend. We decided which parent we would please and which parent we would crush. My parents left one of the biggest issues of divorce up to naïve children who were six and four years old....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]

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My Life With My Mother

- It is estimated that 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce, and that 22 million children in the United States alone live without a father. My parents added to these numbers in 2002, when I was only 5 years old. My mother raised me solely. When I was young, I spent every other weekend traveling eight hours round trip to see my father, but for the past five years I’ve only seen him sparsely — maybe three or four times annually. As a child it was, of course, upsetting — I wanted a daddy to come to my piano recitals and ballet performances like all the other girls — but the discontent only grew as I did....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Family, Mother]

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My Family : My Mother

- My Story In 1980 my mom gave a birth to a cutie whom they named Anush (means sweet) after my grandmother, the mother of my father. That was me. I was the first child of my parents. My father was the youngest of 7 children and was the first brother out of 4 to have a child. I was a gift of happiness for my parents and grandparents. My mom has told me that my father’s whole family, parents and siblings were all interested to help out my mom to raise me....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Sibling]

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Spiritual Formation: A Lifetime Journey

- Spiritual formation is a process that morphs as we grow and change. There is no one singular correct path this type of journey takes because each journey is as individual as the person who is experiencing it. Most obvious, the journey will be different from those who identify as religious and those who do not and will diversify with in each category. For example, the spiritual journey a Buddhist takes will be different from that of a believer in Judaism or Christianity. In fact, the journey will continue to diversify between Christians, male and female, age groups, even by demographic location....   [tags: Spiritual Journeys, Religion, Christianity, Jews]

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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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Relationship Between A Mother And A Father

- ... Children were precious, yes, but love was out of the question. As many ex-slave parents would say, “Don 't love nothing” (Morrison 54). This wisdom was especially true for men searching to build a family after slavery. Some were entering into a family where kids were already in the picture. Loving the child of another man is more difficult than loving your own. With a man’s own children, slavery had already left a lasting impression. Many had fathered children from bondage and never gotten the chance to have any interaction with them....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Mother]

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Mother's Milk Unlocks Magic

- A Mother’s milk unlocks the magic Milk, a tasty drink of creamy white deliciousness, a cookie can’t wait to be dunked into. In this advertisement, Oreo describes itself as milk’s favorite cookie. The milk which Oreo has chosen to represent its cookie, is not your typical milk from a dairy cow. Oreo is actually referring to a mother’s milk. The advertisement was designed by Cheil Worldwide; who has created an inspirational advertisement, using a clever pitch, and descriptive photo. This ad was never intended to be released to the public, due to negative views on public breastfeeding....   [tags: breastfeeding, mother, nursing]

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Mother Teres A Nun

- Mother Teresa (born Agnes gonxha Bojaxhiu) was a nun born in Macedonia to Albanian parents on 26th August 1910. Her family were very religious, so when her father died at the young age of 8, they held onto their religious beliefs tightly and prayed often. At the age of 12, Agnes began to feel a 'Call from a god ' to become a nun. This was a difficult decision for her because becoming a nun meant giving up the chance to marry, have children, and meant giving up her family, perhaps forever. When Agnes decided she wanted to become a nun this also meant she would have to train for two years to become a Loreto nun....   [tags: Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity]

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My Mother - Original Writing

- ... I was not dreaming this was a reality and my mother had really perished in a tragic car accident. I was legitimately never going to see her again, and in that instant I knew that my life would never be the same. The events of the week following the accident are still to this day unclear to me. In the beginning I did not understand why this horrendous incident had happened to my mother. Why did I have to sustain the loss of my mother when other people’s mothers were still alive and well. I still periodically feel tormented by this, but I know that everything transpires for a purpose....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Mother]

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My Life As A Mother

- ... I started packing up the car as something told me I wasn’t coming back home for a while, I needed my hospital bag. I rushed around the house as Louie got ready, we stopped at taco bell on the way to the hospital because I was starving. I would take a deep breath as I got out of the car, hardly able to hold in the tears knowing something was terribly wrong with my baby. The nurses got me checked in and gowned up as we waited for the doctor to come in and start an ultrasound. I was in disbelief of the amazing care I was receiving from the moment I walked through the doors on the maternity ward....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Doctor, Full-time]

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Journeys in Frost and Eliot's Literature

- There are reasons that the Lord of the Rings trilogy has spanned nearly one hundred years, allowing children to connect with their grandparents through their love of the tale, and that stories like Harry Potter have defined a generation: the story of a journey is one that audiences love to hear. Reading and watching about journeys can make the reader/watcher experience that journey with the characters. Journeys, however, do not have to be fantastical or magical to be powerful to a person. T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost, for example, were both modernist poets, but they were creators of journeys that seemed much simpler....   [tags: modernist poests, comparative, hope, doom]

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I Stand Here Ironing There Is A Mother

- ... No one is saying that there is a special formula for how to raise your kids, because each family dynamic is different, but some basic principles should be followed. A young child needs to feel close to his/her mother to acknowledge that parental bond, something that a daycare attendant cannot replace. This is clearly evidenced by Emily when she exclaims to her mom who must go to work, “Can’t you go some other time, Mommy, like tomorrow. Will it be just a little while you’ll be gone. Do you promise?” (Olsen 315) But in this reading, we notice that the beautiful gift of having a child is not being honored in the best way by the mother since this request is not attended to as a result of o...   [tags: Mother, Parent, Family, Emotion]

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Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society

- Inequity: The Struggle To Be A Mother In A Capitalistic Society It would be unfair to judge Mother Courage based on a surface level glimpse of her actions; for though she repeatedly chooses her business over her children, it is only to survive in the capitalistic and war-impoverished society that they live in. Entangled in the dialectical relationship of being both a mother and a capitalist, Courage struggles to find a way to ensure the survival and well being of her children. Rorrison makes an excellent point in his statement, “Brecht intended her to be an object lesson in misplaced energy”; he is, of course, referring to her habit of choosing her business over her family....   [tags: mother courage, reform to society]

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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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My Mother 's House For The Weekend

- ... My parents had informed me the same day that my biological father, Ambrose, ran into my mother. My mother had warned me of the nature of my father and his family, such as not wanting me, but I insisted on getting to know him despite the unforeseen obstacles that lied ahead. That very night I had sat with her at the kitchen table while she flipped through the phone book, looking for his number. The conversation was quiet and awkward at first, but ended with plans to meet him and my two brothers....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Marriage and Respect in "The Awakening" and "The Revolt of ‘Mother"

- The novel, The Awakening, and the short story, “The Revolt of ‘Mother,’” both stories have women that are not respected by their husbands. Both of the women, Edna Pontellier and Sarah Penn, have husbands who do not respect them, but they fight back in different ways. Their battles shows the differences between these two women from an earlier and less accepting time. They are both strong willed characters. They both believe strongly enough in themselves that they will go to the extremes. Sarah moves out of her house....   [tags: Awakening, Revolt of Mother, Marriage,]

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My Family And My Mother

- ... To me, my father was mainly constructed from my mother’s words. In the beginning, my favourite time of the day was when my father returned home from his work. He would often have a new riddle ready to entertain my mother and me. “If you have three light bulbs in an isolated room with three light switches outside the room. How do you determine which switch controls which light bulb?” “Just open the door and play with the switches!” “I wouldn’t ask you if it was that easy. You can’t turn the switches when the door is open and you have to turn off the light before you open the door!” I was the only child in the house....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Incandescent light bulb]

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Father And Mother I Love You

- ... According to Belsky’s (1984) ecological model of the determinants of parents, “among the domains that being suggested for a better parenthood’s quality, the parental characteristics are viewed as the most influential determinants for a child’s development” (Hedwig 256). This means the parents’ actions have a long term significant on a child’s development and characteristics. In the article about domestic abuse, Aysa-Lastra acknowledges that children may have a higher percentage of getting violent vulnerability if they experienced abusive action caused by the parents (Aysa-Lastra 547)....   [tags: Mother, Father, Parent, Family]

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My Life With My Mother

- ... My mom always mentioned how she intended to go college, but she did not have the time for it. She raised me on her own, and she had to do it all over again with my brother. It was difficult for her to raise both my brother and I, and she could not think about going back to school. She had bills to pay, she had bring food to the table, and purchase all the necessities my brother and I needed. When my brother turned four, I encouraged my mom to reconsider going back to school. It took a while to try to convince her, but in the end, she agreed....   [tags: English-language films, Family, Need, Mother]

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Emotional Journeys and Richard Rodriguez

- Emotional journeys also create feelings of entertainment, passion, growth, and critical thinking. In the highly praised book made up of a compilation of essays titled Darling by Richard Rodriguez the normal system of human social elements and emotional responses are assessed and analyzed. The book Darling despite its subtitle as a spiritual autobiography is more so an account of a spiritual journey and not so much a biography of one idea. In fact, it is more so a biography of multiple intertwining thoughts and ideas that range from the relationship between different landscapes, the rights of women and gay peoples, as well as the struggle of sexual orientation and religion....   [tags: Darling, Compilation of Essays, Literary Analysis]

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A Mother Filled With Worries: Oppression of Women

- The oppression of women in society plays a huge role in how mothers raise their young daughters for the cruel world that waits. In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, Kincaid lists multiple stereotypical roles of the “typical” women in her short text. Without question, Kincaid defines roles of women in a way that may seem sexist and put a strong limit on what women can and cannot do. Moreover, Kincaid’s piece does come to empower women and evokes various degrees of power, freedom and the control of women....   [tags: jamaica kincaid, typical women, mother]

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My Mother Of High School Age

- When my mother was of high school age (around 16 years old), she lived with her parents and six other siblings (D. Ta, personal communication, July 8, 2015). Her father, mother, four brothers, and two sisters were 48, 45, 22, 21, 21, 20, 18, and 16 years old, respectively (D. Ta, personal communication, July 8, 2015). They were all of Vietnamese descent and followed the religion of Buddhism; however, this did not play a major factor in their lives, as they were not devout followers who attended weekly lectures and listened to every single word spoken in the temple(s) (D....   [tags: Family, High school, Grandparent, Mother]

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Why I Am A Great Mother

- ... Yet, I feel society still presupposes that women have to accept certain compromises about their families that are not expected by men. In fact, if a professional and successful woman, at a specific situation, chooses to attend her children’s needs, i.e school issues or a sick child, before her job, she is seen as weak and unreliable because society’s role expectations are, at its core, based on women’s old models such as the one of being a caregiver. Again, Andersen writes that motherhood is interpreted by society as “all-loving, kind, gentle and selfless” (p.179)....   [tags: Family, Mother, Nuclear family, Household]

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The Mother Series: Mother 2 and 3

- The Mother series is a trilogy of rpgs, or role playing games, with very funny and quirky humor. They were created by Japanese celebrity Shigesato Itoi in 1989, 1995, and 2006, and they quickly became a cult classic in the U.S. The 1st and 3rd games were never released in America even though Mother 2 developed a massively devoted following. Some fans were so devoted that they spent two years on a translation patch, so every could enjoy the game in English. Some were disappointed by how different from Mother 2 it was, but others were just happy to at last be playing it....   [tags: role playing games]

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Mother Daughter Relationships : Everyday Use And Two Kinds

- ... However, Dee was effected differently by her heritage. Dee believed that her heritage oppressed her. She changed her name and was only interested in her family stuff to use as art. Dee didn’t think that her heritage affected her, but Susan Farewell believed that it did. Dee had a different vision of her heritage but was still strong headed like her mother’s heritage. Susan farewell believed “Mama 's final courageous act ties her more closely to this older daughter than to the younger one she is trying to protect” (16)....   [tags: Mother, Family, Amy Tan, Mother insult]

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The Everlasting Bond between a Mother and a Daughter

- ... Sophia always impressed anyone that heard her play the violin. Yet again, Chua was not surprised because she knew all along that her daughter had the ability and potential to exceed in the performing arts. In The Joy Luck Club, Waverly Jong is having a hard time telling her mother that she is going to marry a man named Rich. This is because Waverly believes that her mother does not think anyone is good for anything. After pondering and worrying, Waverly realizes that she must tell her mother that she is getting married....   [tags: The Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother, Amy Chua]

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The Importance of Journeys

- The Importance of Journeys A thorough study of journeys reveals that a journey is much more than just movement from one place to another. Journeys are about learning and growth, and they have the potential to teach people about themselves and the society in which they live. An Imaginative Journey is one in which the individual doesn't in fact have to go anywhere in the physical sense. The physical journey is replaced by an expedition that is fuelled by the human capacity to imagine....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mother in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

- The most heartbreaking way to destroy a precious relationship between mothers and daughters is when each party says something insensitive and callous, as described in Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, “There are only two kinds of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind. Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!’” to which the daughter, Jing Mei, responds, “Then I wish I’d never been born. I wish I were dead. Like them” (294-295). Although the mother’s words are unkind, Jing Mei ultimately crosses the line, thus creating a fracture in their relationship that she believes will never be mended....   [tags: two kinds, mother and daughters]

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My Mother Never Worked By Smith Yackel And Storm

- The two separate works My Mother Never Worked by Smith-Yackel and The Storm by Chopin hold similarities in their themes such as motherhood, womanhood, and being housewives. However the details, with in the stories themselves, hold many differences. A Mid-western American woman works are and makes multiple sacrifices to hold her family together during times of hardships in My Mother Never Worked. A Créole American woman takes a chance against her family to relive the passions of her younger days during The Storm....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Woman, Mother]

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My Father And Mother By Liam And Elizabeth Taylor

- ... He started the business a few years earlier, so that his sons could have an income when older. The business specialized in river rafting and boating adventures in lakes and the ocean. My father was a popular guide because he liked to take risks, it was his personality. My father grew up in a home watching his father, my grandpa Wesley, have an extramarital affair. When World War II started my grandpa was sent to be stationed in a lighthouse in Illinois for the Coast Guard. He was in charge of watching for enemies who may have crossed through Canadian Waters....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Marriage]

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The Good Mother – A Passive Life

- The Good Mother – A Passive Life   "We live in a world...where the decisive deed may invite the holocaust." --John Updike An interesting question that emerges while reading The Good Mother is: Why did Anna let it happen. Of course, this question must be included among many others, most of which elicit ambiguous answers: What really happened. Was there fault to be assigned. If so, who was at fault. What is a good mother. Can a woman be a good lover and a good mother. Where must sexual boundaries be drawn between children and couples in a household....   [tags: Good Mother]

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My Famous Person Paper Mother Teresa

- Mother Teresa I choose for my famous person paper Mother Teresa, the reasons are quite humble. It is a known fact that here in the US we take so much for granite, we are never satisfied with what we have or have been given. In addition, our success is measured by how much money, possession we have. This brings me to Mother Teresa, born “Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 27, 1910 in a Macedonian town of Skopje. To a middle class business family. Her parents baptized Agnes as a Christian. She was the youngest of the three....   [tags: Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity]

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My First Time My Mother

- ... We hit Georgia and the car broke down. But we got that fixed and went on our way. Hello Florida. We had made it to Florida and I see my family in a distance. I’m so thrilled to see their house, and to see them. Few hours past and that’s when it went slightly downhill for me. I was walking to my aunt’s living room, turning the corner, and my cousin running turning the same corner. I was wearing sandals and my cousin was wearing sneakers. My sandals had a metal buckle on them. By some means his sneaker shoved that buckle in between my fourth toe and pinky toe had became sliced open....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Mother, Father]

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Two Psychologist's Journeys

- Have you ever wondered where many Psychologists got their start or what hurdles they faced along the way. Let’s look at the journey of two such professionals. Howard Gardner (2003) and Edward Zigler (2003) both describe their journeys and their respected contributions to the field and beyond. Their paths were similar in many ways as both became valued contributors to the field of Psychology and new ways of looking at things. Edward Zigler (2003) began his clinical journey in the 1950’s first studying the effects of rewards on rats and later trying to apply the same principals to preschool age children....   [tags: Psychology]

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Mother Teresa's Journey

- Mother Teresa's Journey It was 1947 when Mother Teresa decided that living in convent only was not enough for her to express the greatness of God's love. She was just taken a final vow as a nun 10 years before when she felt that she had to do more for the mos disadvantaged. She had had experience working amongst the poor since the age of eighteen, when she joined the Lorento Sisters in India. There, although born as Agnes "Gonxha" Bojaxhia in 1910, she chose to use the name "Sister Teresa", and from thereon she was known as Mother Teresa....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Two Journeys: Life of Pi and The Alchemist

- In his first voyage in 1492, when Christopher Columbus set out to search for Asia, he ended up landing in America on a small island in the Caribbean Sea, which he confidently thought was Asia. He then made several other voyages to the New World in search for riches, thinking that he was exploring an already explored land, but he had found the greatest riches of them all, undiscovered land, America. This shows that when one sets out on a mission, they face different challenges on the journey but in the end, achieve more than what they planned on achieving....   [tags: Paulo Coelho, Yann Martel, story analysis]

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Single Parent Families : Single Mother Parenting

- ... When fathers or men are not much present, girls are taught the heterosexual components of their role whereas boys are assumed to learn their heterosexual role without teaching through interaction with the mother. Chodorow understands that masculine identification is predominantly gender role identification. Developmental Task Being a single mother to a child can develop challenging responsibilities within the family. A single mother fulfills various roles in raising children. All decisions making is an everyday task for single parents....   [tags: Family, Mother, Developmental psychology, Father]

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Effects Of Postpartum Depression On The Health Of The Mother And The Child

- ... Inconsistent support or support that does not match expectations is a strong indicator of PPD (Negron, Martin, Almog, balbierz, & Howell, 2013). Mothers defined emotional support is defined as being heard and understood by others. Instrumental support was considered to be assisting mothers in fulfilling their own basic needs. Research indicated that when these supports are not received mother have an increased risk of PPD (Negron et al., 2013). Each mother has their own support needs and their own way of acquiring the resources they need....   [tags: Mother, Maternal bond, Breastfeeding, Motherhood]

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My Best Friend 's Mother Died Of Cancer

- ... About six years ago my mom decided that she wanted to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming a teacher. She knew it would be hard work raising two kids, doing housework, and studying at the same time. Nevertheless, in the long run, she believed it would pay off. What my mother didn 't realize was that not all things pay off in this unfair world. After four hard, dedicated years of school, she graduated on a warm spring day. It was somehow better than perfect. It was unbelievable. My aunt and her family drove up from Massachusetts to celebrate this fantasic day....   [tags: Mother, 2007 singles, Multiple sclerosis]

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The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

- “She’s a Monster” or “Tiger Mother”, nicknames given to the Yale Law School professor and book writer Amy Chua. Chua was bestowed these nicknames in response to the strict disciple that she applies on her children. Her book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, gained the attention of the public due to the outrageous stories written inside. These stories in her book caused quite a commotion due to her unorthodox ways in raising her children. In the book,Chua listed a few things that her daughters, Sophia and Louisa were not allowed to do....   [tags: monster mother, strict discipline on children]

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Journey As Metaphor in Literature

- Metaphor is most frequently employed as a literary device in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one article is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison. Journey serves as an effective metaphor because it can accurately portray many concepts from all walks of life without becoming vague. This feat is accomplished by utilizing the inherent characteristics of the word "journey" itself, as a journey can be representative of a process, physical travel, or any undertaking involving a goal....   [tags: Journey Metaphor Literature ]

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The Obvious is Absent in Mother Courage

- The Obvious is Absent in Mother Courage   Brecht's intentions when writing Mother Courage were to communicate his beliefs and make people aware of two major issues facing society: war and capitalism. According to Brecht, people deserve the wars they get if they subscribe to a political system that is unfair and favors a specific sector of society, namely capitalism, in which it is up to the individual to secure his own means of survival. In other words, if the system is unjust in any way, war and conflict is inevitable....   [tags: Mother Courage Essays]

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Analysis of The Revolt of Mother

- Analysis of The Revolt of Mother “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary Wilkins Freeman, was a story of a woman who lived in New England around or before the author’s time. The mother, Sarah Penn, was kept out of the families decisions by the father, Adoniram Penn, until one event that lead to her taking drastic actions while her husband was gone. There are many religious symbols and actions taken by “Mother” within the story. Through the story Sarah moved from a feeling of servitude to her husband, to a feeling that she was in servitude to the Lords will and this led her, in the end, to hold power over her husband....   [tags: Analysis of The Revolt of Mother]

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The Anarchist Journal, Mother Earth

- "This version of Mother Earth was an anarchist periodical aimed at bringing up progressive issues, and discuss these. It was in circulation among people in the radical community in the United States from 1933 - 1934." -- Wikipedia Repeatedly in history, conceptions of nature have served as ideological justifications for political theory. The most obvious example is the Hobbesian state of nature against which even the most oppressive government appears perfectly legitimate....   [tags: Mother Earth Essays]

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The Purpose of Mother Night

- The  Purpose of  Mother Night       Over  the years,  such world-renowned  authors as  Mark Twain and  J. D. Salinger have  shown readers how literature reflects the era in which  it is written. Another author who has   also  made   significant  contributions   to  American literature  is  Kurt  Vonnegut,  author  of  such well-known novels as Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle.        Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana  ("Kurt Vonnegut,  Jr."). Vonnegut  attended Cornell University in 1940 where he  wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun ("Chronology")....   [tags: Mother Night Essays]

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My Mother Has Changed My Life

- ... Even now, I still enjoy cooking. Cooking was my escape when I have nothing else to do. My mother was a great teacher, she also taught me how to farm. My mother’s passion was gardening. She had a huge garden, approximately four acres. She taught me how to prepare soil for gardening, how to plant onions, green mustard, cilantro and many more. Also, she taught me how to properly weed out dead plants by getting a hoe and digging into the light concrete dirt. We would have to dig until we found the core of its roots and then pull it out with our bare hands....   [tags: High school, Mother, Teacher, 2006 albums]

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Analysis of a Mother´s Education and Its Effect on the Infant or Child

- The first article was about a study that analyzed how mother’s education can influence infant and child mortality in Uganda. The results showed that 92% of neonatal mortality is for children born to mothers with no education, 5% for children born to mothers with primary education, 2% for children born to mothers with secondary education and only 0.6% for children born to mothers with post-secondary education. The article also indicated that mother’s education and post neonatal deaths are negatively correlated....   [tags: education, mother, child]

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Mother Teresa's Unconditional Love

- Mother Teresa’s Unconditional Love The book, One Heart Full of Love, is a combination of speeches and interviews featuring Mother Teresa given during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It’s very obvious to me that Mother Teresa was a very simple woman. Each of the chapters in the book covers virtually the same information. The stories discussed in her speeches were all very similar. She seemed to use the same stories but add a little different twist depending on the crowd she was addressing. I really don’t know if the “twist” was to keep the stories fresh in her mind or to appease a given congregation....   [tags: Mother Tesera Biography Charity]

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Self Concept: Sexual Abuse and Being a Mother at an Early Age

- Introduction Being a mom is something you’re supposed to be when you have already lived, but I didn’t get that option. My self-concept changed when I became a “mom” to my little sister at age seven. I had to make all her meals, protect her from harm, and was an all-around mother for thought and affection. Description I was spending the weekend with my step aunt when my self-concept changed forever. My little sister was using the bathroom when I heard a cry and my step aunt and I went to see what was wrong....   [tags: sister, aunt, boyfriend, angry mother]

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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird

- “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,]

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The Battle of the Sexes Continue in The Revolt Of Mother

- The Battle of the Sexes Continue in The Revolt Of Mother     "Unsolicited opportunities are the guide-posts of the Lord to the new roads of life." This quote from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's "The Revolt Of 'Mother"' exemplifies the independent and rebellious spirit of the main character, Sarah Penn. Because Sarah Penn's behavior is unorthodox for a woman of the nineteenth century, the author constantly compared her to similar historical figures.         When Mrs. Penn is baking her husband's favorite mince pies, we become aware of the first historical relationship....   [tags: Revolt Of Mother Essays]

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