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Eulogy for my Loving Mother

- Good afternoon, let me just start by saying that the kindness, support, friendship, and love extended to me and my family during this difficult time has really touched my heart- we are sincerely appreciative. During the last moments of my mother’s life she was surrounded by loved ones, as she slowly slipped away into the morning with grace and peace. I can’t begin to express how hard it is for me to stand here before you and give my last respects to my loving mother - name here. From the biography that was handed out you can recall that during the her early years in the united states she studied and worked in New York where she met and married my dad, the love of her life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks "The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is a sorrowful, distressing poem about a mother who has experienced numerous abortions. While reading the poem, you can feel the pain, heartache, distress and grief she is feeling. She is both remorseful and regretful; nevertheless, she explains that she had no other alternative. It is a sentimental and heart wrenching poem where she talks about not being able to experience or do things with the children that she aborted -- things that people who have children often take for granted....   [tags: My Children Heaven Essays Poetry Abortion]

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Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and the Dragon in Beowulf

- Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon are all Beowulf’s enemies who all wreck havoc on innocent people. This causes the Geat warrior Beowulf, to come and fight them up until his death in battle. When Beowulf is at a young, strong age, all he wants to do is fight and seem larger than life to everyone around him and to those who hear his story. The first monster he encounters is a demon named Grendel. Grendel wreaks havoc on Danish warriors being jealous that he is a spawn of Cain which causes him to be forced to drift around the world with no companions and be alone forever (Bodek)....   [tags: medieval British literature, poetry]

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Analysis of Andre´s Mother by Terrance McNally

- In “Andre’s Mother” by Terrance McNally a family is departing their loved one, Andre who died of AIDS. Andre is homosexual with a boyfriend Cal who he kept secret from his mother. The setting of this play late 1980’s in New York City, a time period were homosexuality was not accepted throughout society and demonized as to being the root of the HIV/AIDS disease. Art forms responded to this problem much like this play did. Andre’s Mother never knew his secret and never made her own verbal stance on it....   [tags: aids, love, homesexual]

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Rising Children Alone: Single Mother's Struggle and Difficulties

- Being a single mother is not an easy feat. Raising children alone and in broken homes has proven to be difficult for women across the globe. These difficulties seem to multiple when single mother hood takes place in an African American household. Why does this happen. Is it self-inflicted or is there something deeper going on in the mind of the black women that subconsciously leads some to end up being single black mothers. I seek to better understand the dynamic of single black motherhood from a psychological and sociological perspective....   [tags: african americans, motherhood, broken homes]

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Spicy Tongues: Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

- “I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated by language in daily life.” Amy Tan, an Asian-American writer of the article Mother Tongue loves the different “Englishes” that can be spoken. In the article, she shares her personal feelings of when she was younger; her embarrassment of her mother’s English and even her own struggle with the language. Amy Tan effectively writes Mother Tongue through the use of diction to show the tone, portray amazing syntax, and express the vivid imagery....   [tags: language, imagery, learning]

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The Burial of My Mother

- The phone rang early the morning of July 21, 2013. It was a call from my brother-in-law telling me the news of my mother's death. The news came as no surprise. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in May of 2013, and her death had been expected. I had been trying to prepare myself for this day ever since I had heard the diagnosis. Once I awoke, I packed and started the journey home from State University, where I had been staying with friends while attending a business seminar. I had spent three years at State University and had made this drive home often....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Personal Narrative - Mother Ireland

- Mother Ireland My family is proud to boast a long and rich history mothered by the Emerald Isle of Erin, which is Gaelic for Ireland. My family's clan was first called the O'Neills, and we inhabited the outskirts of a small village which now goes by the name of County Cork. We were minstrels, actors and musicians in the courts of our family's home for many generations. An interesting piece of recent history about my family is that we are closely related to the Kennedys on my father's side....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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Everyday Use: A Mother's Choice

- A Mother's Choice In her short story "Everyday Use", author Alice Walker introduces us to a Mother awaiting the visit of her daughter, Dee, who has left her rural upbringing to go away to college. Although we are not told an exact location, the descriptions provided by Miss Walker lead us to believe that the story is set in the very poorest section of the south. Momma narrates this story, and describes to us in her own simple way the dynamics of the family and the conflicts that arise with Dee's homecoming....   [tags: American Literature Alice Walker]

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Character Profile for the Mother-in-Law

- Character Profile for the Mother-in-Law I will be discussing the Mother-In-Law in this extract in the first person. I am a lady of about 60 years of age, and I am a low-class peasant, shown by the behaviour of my son, and how I address him. I will use a country accent, as I live on the other side of the mountain to Grusha and the play's other characters. I will adopt a slightly hunch-backed posture to emphasise my age. I will also adopt a slightly creaky, whining tone of voice....   [tags: Papers]

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Relation: Infant Mother Attachment and Eating Disorders

- The purpose of this paper is to correlate the links between infant mother attachment and eating disorder behavior. Throughout this paper the two main theorists that are looked at are Mary S. Ainsworth and John Bowlby. Mary S. Ainsworth’s framework of attachment theory began in Uganda, while studying individual difference in infant behavior, which is known as the Strange Situation. John Bowlby coined the theory of infant mother attachment based on object relations psychoanalytical theory and the conceptualization that infants need healthy maternal bonds for later functioning as adolescents....   [tags: Secure Attachment, Adolescent Behavior]

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College Essay: My Mother's Influence on Me

- The greatest woman I’ve ever known always told me that education was important…and she was right. I came from a small town in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri prior to becoming a teenager. At the time, education was abundant in St. Ann, where I lived. I attended a decent elementary school and made good grades, despite mathematics not being my cup of tea. I have my mother to thank for that. This said woman was my mother. She was a flight attendant at the time for US Airways and despite being busy 24/7, she tried her best to make time for both me and my education....   [tags: education, grades, dreams]

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How Teaching About Disciples Might Affect the Life of a Christian Today

- How Teaching About Disciples Might Affect the Life of a Christian Today The teaching of discipleship affects the life of Christians today by a number of things, a parent having a child, people in the groups that help the poor people; mother Teresa and modern day. The themes that are required are: Ø Commitment Ø Sacrifice Ø Service Ø Suffering A parent needs to do all these things or has done them already as having a child requires these, just like we need these to do all them things to be a disciple of Jesus....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Kill Children Just Because the Mother Wants To?

- Abortion is legal in many places all over the works but that does not make it any better it is allowing people to kill babies. People should never be able to take the life away from a poor invent little child that can't protect itself. You would not be in this world if your mom had gone to get an abortion. Abortion is a very controversial topic for it is just not right to put a women at risk of harming herself or take away a life that could someday flourish and into a great person. Abortion has many different definitions depending on which side your on....   [tags: abortions, babies, pro-lifers, illegal]

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I Was a Teenage Mother

- “Everything is going to be O.K.,” my mother said, before walking into her bedroom and crying her eyes out. Throughout my teenage years I had it made. I had security, support of my family, and everything I could ask for. When I turned 16, I found out something that would change my life forever, I was pregnant. Being pregnant at a young age is a very difficult thing to go through. It can be hard mentally, financially and also physically. Everyday, people are faced with choices. Some of life’s choices are simple, such as deciding what to wear to school or choosing a television station to watch....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Mary Freeman's The Revolt of Mother and the Domestic Feminist

- The late nineteenth century was a critical time in reshaping the rights of women. Commonly this era is considered to be the beginning of what is know to western feminists as “first-wave feminism.” First-wave feminism predominately fought for legal rights such as suffrage, and property rights. A major hallmark of first-wave feminism is the concept of the “New Woman.” The phrase New Woman described educated, independent, career oriented women who stood in response to the idea of the “Cult of Domesticity,” that is the idea that women are meant to be domestic and submissive (Stevens 27)....   [tags: literary and historical analysis]

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A Body’s Dignity of a Maternal Brain Dead Mother

- When a pregnant woman is declared brain dead and she is keeping alive to have the child, it seems like the right thing to do. The other way to think about it, is the dignity of the mother's diseased body. When a person is declared dead, in our culture, the body is treated with respect and dignity. When you look at these cases, the mother is kept alive to sustain life for a child that might not even make it, the body loses all respect for the life it once had, and it challenges the notion of the idea of brain death....   [tags: a case against keeping the fetus alive]

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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Sacha Z

- The essays Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Sacha Z. Scoblic’s Rock Star, Meet TeeTotaler are both stories of personal experience. The essays are written in an informal style, yet sophisticated phrasing, as well as confident writing in order to bring out sympathy and understanding from the readers. Both essays are narrated through both author’s own thoughts and feelings throughout their stories, as both become open and personal. The following paragraphs will compare and contrast how both essays have similar themes about overcoming obstacles in life, yet Sacha’s essay is more about the need to fit into society without changing oneself, while Amy’s is disproving assumptions society places on langu...   [tags: english, language, obstacles]

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The Character of Pavel as a Revolutionary Hero in Gorky's Novel, Mother

- Mother by Maxim Gorky Question: Evaluate the character of Pavel as a revolutionary hero in “Mother”. Answer: “Mother” is a masterpiece of Maxim Gorky where he depicts a revolution against the bourgeois society. Being greatly influenced by the thoughts and philosophy of Lenin, Maxim Gorky is greatly shocked and frustrated by the ignorance, poverty and sufferings of his country people. He wants to establish the equal rights of the people in the society. In this novel Pavel is a character portrayed with a revolutionary spirit and Maxim Gorky shows his philosophy and dreams through the character of Pavel in this novel....   [tags: character analysis, literary criticism]

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My Family: My Mother, My Role Model

- Many of us have role models in our lives and to most people role models are athletes and movie stars, but to me a role model is much more. To me a role model is a person who has positively influenced someone in life, and is not a person filled with selfishness and greed. They help shape someone’s personality, and characteristics. They are people who someone can look up to for advice in a hard situation, and know that they will give those words of wisdom. They will never judge our past actions, instead only look to help because they really care....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Revolt of Mother, by Mary E. Wlkins Freeman

- American women have not always been free, bold and audacious like they are today. They have a long history of being oppressed, abused, and discriminated by the male dominating society. They have undergone an extended period of struggle for their rights, freedom, and better living conditions. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, in her story, "The revolt of mother”, attempts to mirror the problems, hardships and social struggle of women living in the 19th century. Sarah Penn is an obedient wife and a hard working mother living in a small farm house with her husband and two children in the rural New England....   [tags: Sarah Penn, 19th Century Women]

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Jane Eyre: Brontë's Mother Affected Jane

- Would a person describe the personality and acts of their mothers as loving or nurturing or quite possibly witty with her words. When one thinks of a Mother, be it their own or another, one would usually describe them as caring, affectionate, protective; however, with her mother having died when she was a young age of five, Charlotte Brontë never had the chance to understand how essential those traits were to a child and grew up under the care and teachings of her father; which was what helped lead to her strong and virtuous independence: the lack of a mother's love and guide....   [tags: Jane Eyre]

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Down to Earth Cookies Your Mother Once Made

- Down to Earth Cookies Your Mother Once Made Joe and Ellis Cook were two brothers who had made a decision in reproducing their mother’s old recipe of down to earth cookies, and with the growth and purchasing value added services their focus of making high quality based cookies would become a success. Throughout the process their focus on making their mother’s cookies had shown a commitment on their mother’s behalf without using the preservatives or additional additives in making the cookie delicious....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Escaping Life with my Father and Step-mother

- ... I was really excited cause I had not heard from my mother in a long while. I was not allowed to contact her. My father had set that rule in stone. I now know it was most likely to keep him out of trouble for the things he had done. I grabbed a box cutter knife out of the toolbox my father kept under the sink, placed the cardboard box on the table , extended the blade and cut into the seam of the tape holding the box closed. the flaps of the box flung open and to my surprise it was only a few hand towels and make up....   [tags: Abuse, Child]

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Infant-Mother Attachment and Eating Disorder Behavior

- Mary S. Ainsworth was fascinated in the association between infants and their mothers that she later coined the theory of infant-mother attachment. According to Ainsworth, there are three evident attachment patterns that will develop, secure, anxious and avoidant infants. Ainsworth felt it was substantially necessary for a child to transition out from a mother’s attachment and vulnerability to autonomy and independence as a factor in normal development in personality. One of the key points of Ainsworth security theory is that infants need to “develop a sense of direction and secure dependence on parents” before leaving the nest into a strange and unfamiliar situation (Bretherton, 1992)....   [tags: Child Development, Sociology, Ainsworth]

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The Mother of the Freedom Movement: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

- The Mother of the Freedom Movement In 1955, an African-American seamstress helped cause the civil rights movement in the United States, and her name was Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. Many know her by “the first lady of civil rights” or “the mother of the freedom movement.” Rosa Parks once said, “I’d see the bus pass everyday, but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.” (The Story Behind The Bus) After she said this, she knew she had to take a stand against segregation and do everything in her power to change it....   [tags: school girls, rosa parks]

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Personal Experience: My Mother Had Cancer

- Personal statement Emptiness, confusion, uncertainty, suspense, but above all, fear. These emotions hit me like lightning, and they were definitely too much to handle for an 11 year old. Cancer, my mother said, her tone was almost mellow. I knew that she was sick, but cancer. Breast cancer, in fact, it took me a very long time to process such a short sentence. Immediately I knew it was the last day I could cry. My mother did not need a baby crying; she already had my sisters to care for, not to mention herself....   [tags: confusion, uncertainty]

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My Mother Said There’d be Days Like This.

- My Mother Said There’d be Days Like This. How is it that life always seems to pan out the way our parents say it will. ‘Don’t do that, this will happen’; ‘don’t walk down that road, that will be the consequence’ Oh, how right they were. ‘Oh son, how dull life can be. How tedious and horrible. How life can beat you with a stick and subdue your will to live, to persist, and to endure.’ Sitting on my mother’s lap, all innocent and benevolent, I remember the words, ‘Son, love whole-heartedly. Forgive and forget....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Hamlet's Mother: Lustful Widow or Evil Queen?

- In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, much detail is given to develop the male characters of the play. For example, the protagonist’s mental and emotional woes are plainly outlined for the audience. This is not the case for the women of this play; it is left up to the imagination of the audience to devise their own opinion of Gertrude and Ophelia. Many critics have offered their interpretation on Gertrude’s personality that range from one extreme of the spectrum to the other. One Shakespearean critic described the Queen’s character as “very dull and very shallow” (Heilbrun, 1957, p.201)....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Telugu Speakers of English and the Influence of Mother Tongue on Their Comprehensibility

- English in India is taught and learned as a second language. The significance of the ability to speak or write English has notably increased in the 20th century. English has become the de facto standard in India not because it has been approved by any ‘standards’ organization but because it is extensively used by many information and technology industries which are acknowledged as being standard. All learners make errors in the process of learning English. It is inevitable that they make mistakes, however, the question here is, ‘Why do learners continue to make the same mistake even when such mistakes have been repetitively pointed out to them’....   [tags: ESL, education, errors]

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The Wrath of Mother Nature: Disaster Management of Hurricane Katrina

- Mother Nature is a force that can bring both great and terrible things upon humanity. Humans live out their lives in tranquility; living in environments that have stable climates suitable to raise a family or pursue careers. The Earth is truly a great place to live however, occasionally Mother Nature will show her ugly side. This ugly side just happens to be the natural disasters that affect the many people that populate planet Earth. Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded....   [tags: FEMA, hurricane katrina]

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The Mother, The Politician, The Activist: Hillary Rodham Clinton

- “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.” - Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hillary was born on October 26, 1947 to Hugh Rodham and Dorothy Rodham in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in the suburban Park Ridge, Illinois along with her two younger brothers, Hugh Jr. and Anthony. She was raised in a very political and religiously conservative household, her parents being active members of the Republic party and in their United Methodist Church....   [tags: powerful women in US politics]

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How Mother Nature can Lower Depression and Anxiety

- There are many things the general public take for granted, many of these things include: the outdoors, animals, plants, and basically Mother Nature. The word Nature is derived from the Latin word Natura, meaning birth, which is exactly what being in the wilderness does to one’s spirit or soul; it gives them a new birth and spunk. A famous American writer, Edward Paul Abbey, known for his advocacy of environmental issues, said “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread”....   [tags: nature, wildlife, wilderness]

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The Process of Acquiring a Mother Tongue and a Second Language

- Having in mind that this investigation is going to be carried out with a group of first graders aged between six and seven years old, and that they are in the stage of life in which learners are in the process of acquiring their mother tongue (L1) and a second language (L2) as well; this theory will allow to identify the characteristics of a learner in this stage of the acquisition process. As it is stated in Saville-Troike (2006, p. 2) “The scope of SLA includes informal L2 learning that takes place in naturalistic contexts, formal L2 learning that takes place in classrooms and L2 learning that involves a mixture of these settings and circumstances”....   [tags: learners, knowledge, theory]

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Social Media: A Compare and Contrast from a Teenager and Mother

- Due to the evolution of social media and technology, friendship has changed. The way people interact, hang out, and make plans has shifted from my mother to mine. Now 48 years of age, Sauertig has always lived in Montville, New Jersey, attending its public high school and graduating in 1984. Since technology, like the invention of a cell phone or the Internet, has changed dramatically since her teenage years, Sauertig was a good candidate to interview and compare to my teenage lifestyle. Technology and social media are always developing, allowing for connections to be made easier, changing friendships completely....   [tags: Friendship, Technology]

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Water Imagery in the Works of Eudora Welty, Teresa de la Parra, Kate Chopin, and María Luisa Bombal

- Water Imagery in the Works of Eudora Welty, Teresa de la Parra, Kate Chopin, and María Luisa Bombal “’The pouring-down rain, the pouring down rain’ –was that what she was saying over and over, like a song?”. Eudora Welty, “A Piece of News” “ Usually I prefer to stay at the pool because there the river holds a serene and mysterious charm for me”. (Por regla general yo prefiero quedarme en la toma, porque es alla en donde el rio tiene para mi aquel encanto sereno y misterioso). Teresa de la Parra, Iphigenia (The Diary of a Young Lady Who Wrote Because She Was Bored) (Ifigenia (Diario de una señorita que se escribó porque se fastidiaba)) “ The voice of the sea speaks to the soul”....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Global warming: the human-accelerated assassin of Mother Earth

- There is an old proverb in Kabati, Kenya claiming that people should strive to be like the moon. This means that people should always be on their best behavior and be good to others. We complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, or when it rains too much or is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Maybe this saying should not be so limited as to only pertain to being good to people. Maybe we, as a people, should be on our best behavior when caring for the planet, our only home....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, earth]

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Medea And Mother COurage

- Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin are both works with characters that possess maternal instinct. There is not a definite explanation for maternal instinct because it can be viewed differently. Although this is true, there is often a stereotype woman with the ‘right’ qualities of maternal instinct. This often articulates unrealistic images in people’s minds. Instinct means “an imposed set of values, imposed by the society” and the way they think a mother should naturally act by....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Courage and Capitulation

- Mother Courage and Capitulation Brecht tells the reader that capitulation is not just an idea but a feeling and the reader's objection to the world is not as strong as it once was. He tells the reader this through Mother Courage's refusal to capitulate through out the entire work. In today's world, people like Mother Courage cannot relate to capitulation as a feeling because of the regulations that today's world has that Mother Courage's world did not. As technology advances in today's world, people place more and more restraints on individual's and society's personal freedoms and choices, such as the decision to refuse to capitulate....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

- Amy Tan's Mother Tongue In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan talks about how language influenced her life while growing up. Through pathos she explains to her audience how her experiences with her mother and the Chinese language she came to realize who she wanted to be and how she wanted to write. The author, Tan, has written the books The Joy Luck Club, and The Kitchen God's Wife. She is Asian-American, her parents are originally from China, but moved to Oakland, California. The audience in Tan's essay is people 20-35 years old who are culturally diverse....   [tags: Amy Tan Writing Chinese Essays]

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My Mother, My Hero

- My Mother, My Hero In 1859 Henry Ward Beecher said, "the mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom." I believe that statement because of experiences I’ve had with my own mother. I have learned more about life from her than from my 15 years of schooling. Over the last 20 years my mother has taught me many valuable lessons just by being a living example of compassion, thoughtfulness, and generosity. She is an angel that has protected and carried me throughout life. In the book, One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, Iyanla Vanzant said, "a truly compassionate person is one who can feel what you feel because they are one with you in mind, body, and spirit, not out of obligation or a false sense of r...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Always Present Mother

- The Always Present Mother “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23). History has shown us that the “Great Mother” archetype has been with society since the beginning of time. Through stories, songs, poems and thoughts, man has always found the need for the “Mother” and the women that make this archetype possible. Some are consider myths and legends, while others have been documented in history. Regardless of what they have done or thought to have done, they have made an impact on the way man foresees woman....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Identifying Lesbian and Mother

- Identifying Lesbian and Mother In her 1995 book, "On the Outside Looking In: The Politics of Lesbian Motherhood", Ellen Lewin presents the phenomenon of lesbian women who, through childbirth, gain access to the heterosexual community as an in-group member. At first glance, Lewin's observations seem to subvert traditional inside/outside ideology, portraying the boundaries of the hetero- and homosexual worlds as permeable rather than rigidly, relationally exclusive. A more exhaustive analysis, namely of the accounts of the women Lewin interviews, serves instead to reinforce inside/outside construction in relation to self and perceived identity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Hispanic, Worker, Student, Mother

- Hispanic, Worker, Student, Mother I am the only girl and middle child in a family of five siblings. As is common in Hispanic culture, my status was automatically placed below that of my brothers by virtue of my gender alone. Even as a teenager, I was not allowed to go out to movies alone with my friends; my younger brother was sent to keep an eye on me and report back to my mother. Needless to say, I was also not permitted to date in high school. At that time, without the social life afforded to other girls my age, I turned to academics....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays]

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Beowulf Attacks Grendel's Mother

- Beowulf Attacks Grendel's Mother (A Short Description of the Passage) Beowulf sees Grendel's mother in a cave. He tries to hit her with his sword, Unferth's Hrunting, but it fails to pierce her skin. So he throws the sword away and attacks the mother with his bare hands. He trusts "in his strength, his mighty hand-grip." Beowulf manages to throw Grendel's mother down; however, she quickly retaliates and is soon sitting on top of him. She tries to kill him with a dagger, but Beowulf's armor protects him this time....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Eulogy for my Mother

- I want to thank all of my Mother’s friends and family for being here today to celebrate her life and to mourn her death. I’m sure she would be thrilled to see all of you here and I know it would have meant the world to her. I suppose that the way that these things are supposed to go is that I recap her life and tell all of the good things about her and all of the great things she did, and there are many, but I can only tell you about what my mother meant to me. Everything good that is in me came wholly or in part from this woman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Doesn't Know Best

- Mother Doesn't Know Best As a little girl, I was sure that a good parent would allow me to eat all the cookies in the cookie jar or buy me toys at Toys R Us. When I got a little older, I figured that a good parent would let me stay up past ten o'clock on school nights. Then I became a teenager and I felt that a good parent would buy me a car and let me be independent. According to these definitions of a "good parent," my parents always fell short. It wasn't until I became a parent that I began to understand what a good parent really is....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Being a Teenage Mother

- It was a beautiful afternoon on the bay of Huntington Beach. Just what would be expected of any regular day in California. The sun was shining inexplicably, as if it knew what was coming, the sky was clear with one cloud across the horizon, the sand was boiling and I could literally feel the bottom of my foot melting away. The air was scented with the sweetness of spring and refreshed by gentle breezes. There are families everywhere I look, playing endlessly with their kids, throwing beach balls around, tanning their bodies until it turns to ebony, walking their precious dogs, and riding their bicycles until their muscles deteriorated....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Mother Critical Analysis

- A Mother’ ‘A Mother’ is one of the short stories that is part of James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Dubliners. The themes that run through this short story, and indeed the book itself, are: Simony, Gnomon and Paralysis. ‘A Mother’ is written in third person omniscient narration and focuses mainly on the point of view of Mrs Kearney. Who is, as I will try to justify further on, a serial simoniac and a victim of social convention. The first example of Mrs Kearney’s simony is her marriage to Mr Kearney, a bootmaker, who is far older than her....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Chinese Religions and Human Conscience

- The Chinese were the first to recognize that humans were fundamentally good and not primarily driven by selfish motives. Thousands of years ago Confucianism and Daoism taught the masses to believe in the better nature of people. In the present day, particularly in the United States, one could argue that the antediluvian Chinese were mistaken. Recently, it seems that humans are indeed driven by wealth, power, and fame. However, there is still one thing that precedes selfish goals and is a part of every sane human being, a conscience....   [tags: Chinese Religions, China, Religion, ]

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Mother Holle

- In Mother Holle, there is a struggle between the forces of good and evil. The conflict between good and evil is characterized by the pretty sister and Mother Holle versus the ugly sister and the sisters' mother. The mother is evil and has one daughter and a step-daughter who she takes care of. The step-daughter is pretty and hard-working and the real daughter is ugly and lazy. Instead of making the ugly daughter work to get rid of her laziness, she makes the pretty girl do all of the house work and allows the ugly daughter to remain lazy, but the pretty girl does not complain....   [tags: World Literature]

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Mother Courage

- Mother Courage It’s always important to be touched. Writers know and understand this idea. Whether the audience feels good or bad about whom or what you present is not as important as the fact that they feel something. Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is a perfect example of a work that doesn’t leave us in very high spirits but touches us in such a way that it becomes even more powerful than if it had. Throughout the play the title character, Mother Courage, is presented to us in such a way that the reader is usually left not knowing how to feel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Tongue

- There are many bilingual and multicultural people in the world today. For many, the choices of which language they use, and how they use it, correspond to what social or cultural community they belong to. Amy Tan, a Chinese American novelist, portrays this well in her short essay "Mother Tongue." Tan grew up in two vastly different worlds, using different "Englishes." The first world, which consists of her close family, she speaks what we may call "broken" or "limited" English. The second world, which is her business and professional world, Tan speaks and writes perfect standard and academic English....   [tags: American Literature]

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Mother's Pearls

- Mother's Pearls Around my mother’s neck was a necklace: a string of jaggedly spherical crystal beads. I don’t know why she chose that necklace for that night. Her sister’s wedding perhaps called for the touch of a family heirloom, or perhaps she simply liked the way it sat above her collarbone in a path of smooth stones. All the same, it was on this night that she chose to wear it — this favorite piece of hers — a gift from her late grandmother. On my mother’s lap I sat in a curl — no older than seven, with little patience for adults or conversation or wedding parties....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description]

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My Mother

- My Mother When I was young, I drew a picture of my mother. It was her standing in a yard with a house in the background. It wasn't our house, and my mother looked like anyone but herself. Dressed entirely in green, with green hair and a green expression on her green face, she stood in front of a green two-story house surrounded by a green landscape. Green was her favorite color, and I wanted to make a surprise out of the drawing for her. My mother was a god to me in those days, and in my eyes she could do no wrong....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation]

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Fenstads Mother

- Fenstads Mother In Fenstad’s Mother, by Charles Baxter, character is a very essential element to the story. The main character, Harry Fenstad, is a complicated person, but it is his mother, Mrs. Clara Fenstad, who I feel is a more important and complex person. In this brief paper, I will explain why it is my opinion that both of these characters play a crucial role in the story by complementing and developing each other’s character. Fenstad career is a brochure writer, but he also teaches an extension English-composition class at the downtown campus of the state university....   [tags: essays papers]

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Fenstad's Mother

- Fenstad's Mother In this paper I will try to analyze the complex character of Fenstad's Mother and show the changes and the consistencies in her character throughout the story. ====================================================================== At first, Fenstad's Mother's character is revealed to us at the beginning of the story as a very practical woman who was preoccupied by social activities, social rights, and religion has never interested her, she is amused by her son's churchgoing and even makes fun of him because of it: "Fensad's mother was a lifelong social progressive who was amused by her son's churchgoing" (p....   [tags: Papers]

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Mother Courage

- MOTHER COURAGE The education system has always tried to figure out new ways of teaching certain matters of interest, like history, where there are many points to be discuss that can be left out by authors. Text books do not fill everything that should be filled, and it is impossible to do so because there are too many things to tell and not enough space to write. There is also the fact that every professor wants to give his or her own approach to the topic, and sometimes there is not one source that tells everything the way he or she wants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drunken Mother

- A Drunken Mother, wow where do I start. This book really gets one to thinking of what it was and, in some cases is like to be a woman. This book was one of which I would never even think to read just cause of the title. The title to me suggests that it is a book by a woman for a woman and is written in a way for mothers to understand. But in fact it’s the opposite it written in a way for all to see the trials her life. Nancy starts off by learning that then man in the house is boss at an early age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Jones

- Mary Harris Jones Mary Harris was born on May 1, 1830. She was born near Cork, Ireland. Her father got into some political trouble and had to move the family to Canada when she was eight years old. After high school Mary decided she wanted to be a schoolteacher and later moved to Tennessee in 1861. That is when she met George Jones and they got married. He was an Iron Molder like her father. In 1868, Marry Harris Jones’ lost her entire family to yellow fever. She was 37 years old and it killed her four children and her husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Natures

- Mother Natures “Time Share” Lake Powell is a family resort for many. Every year at least two million people enjoy its splendor. But I would assume they do not know the trouble that lies beneath. Lake Powell was voted in by a small margin in March, 1956. It was part of the Colorado River Storage Project, also known as CRSP. Ever since it’s beginning, some of the people who helped build the dam have had regrets for what has been done to the canyon. Lake Powell has spurred controversy since its beginning on many issues: environmental problems, water rights, and the energy it generates....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Mother Loves Me

- Mother Loves Me Children usually form a powerful and unseparable bond with their family. These fortunate angels get all the love and attention they call for. But for children less fortunate, they are also in need of love and care. For example, Jerry, a twelve year old orphan in the short story A Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, had experienced his young life without a family. He was sent to the orphanage at the age of four. However, as he started to spend time with the writer who lived in a cabin below the mountains, Jerry felt a great maternal affection towards her....   [tags: essays papers]

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Mother's Leisure Satisfaction

- Introduction A women’s leisure style changes abruptly upon the arrival of children because she is no longer only responsible for her personal needs, but the needs of other human beings. Her time is no longer her own; she coordinates eating, sleeping, school, and homework schedules. In addition to juggling these activities, she has a marriage to sustain, as well as her own personal matters. This can be a lot for one person to handle and leaves little time for personal leisure pursuits for any mother....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mother Mary Jones

- Mother Mary Jones: Hell-raiser Extraordinaire The Mother Jones Magazine website suggests that perhaps Mother Jones’ “greatest achievement may have been creating the persona of Mother Jones” (Gorn). The image and character of Mary Harris Jones greatly influenced the early labor movement. “Mother” Jones as she became called, presented herself as a stately, older woman wearing only black dresses in public and perhaps even “exaggerated” her date of birth and age to appear older than she was (Gorn)....   [tags: Mary Jones Essays Humanitarianism Unions]

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The Wandering of King Lear’s Mother

- The Wandering of King Lear’s Mother After he experiences all kinds of humiliation done by Goneril, and finds his messenger Kent in the stocks, King Lear, in Act 2 Scene 4, conjures up the “mother” to express his outburst of rage and physical symptom sensations: O. how this mother swells up toward my heart; Hysterica passio. down, thou climbing sorrow. Thy element’s below. Where is this daughter. (II.iv.56-58) Who is this “mother”. Or what is this “mother”. As many critics have identified, this “mother” is another name for the womb, matrix, or uterus....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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Grendel's Mother's Attack

- Grendel's Mother's Attack Grendel's mother, unknown to the Danes or Geats, is plotting to avenge the death of her son. After the celebrations are over in Heorot and everybody is asleep, Grendel's mother appears out of her dwelling place, the swamp. She enters the hall where the warriors are sleeping. They wake in time to ward off the attack with their swords but the monster manages to escape with one victim in her claws (this is Aeschere). After she escapes, the warriors realize that she has managed to steal back Grendel's claw from where it has been hanging....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Mother’s Last Days

- Mother’s Last Days Welcome to the Glenbrook Retirement Home. May I ask who you are visiting. Oh yes, you must be Mrs. Mitchell’s son. She talks about you so often. Right this way. Ignore the other patients peeking from behind their doors. Walk past them, down the long hallway. You are the outsider here. Don’t forget that; you are now the crazy one, not them. In this place, sanity is like a dream that you struggle to remember throughout the day. Scott, so nice to see you again. It’s been a while since your last visit....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family

- The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family Death ultimately brings individuals together and the Bundren family is no exception. Each member of this chaotic family dealt with their mother Addie’s death quite differently. Throughout the novel, Cash is the silent, hard-working type who says next to nothing about his family’s crazy nature and how he exactly feels about their current situations. I believe that Cash making his mother’s coffin outside the window was not cruel or disrespectful; it shows his loyalty and commitment to his mother....   [tags: Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying]

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A Mother-Daughter Relationship in The Woman Warrior

- A Mother-Daughter Relationship in The Woman Warrior “Whenever she had to warn us about life, my mother told stories that ran like this one, a story to grow up on. She tested our strengths to establish realities”(5). In the book “The Woman Warrior,” Maxine Kingston is most interested in finding out about Chinese culture and history and relating them to her emerging American sense of self. One of the main ways she does so is listening to her mother’s talk-stories about the family’s Chinese past and applying them to her life....   [tags: Literature Woman Warrior]

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My Mother: Superwoman

- When I needed to talk, she listened. When I was ill, she healed me. When I was hungry, she fed me. This frail woman whom I call my mom was a superwoman while I was growing up. With wisdom, she guided; with tenderness, she spoke; and with love, she raised me. Although we were very poor, my mother made it a point always to give me a present on my birthday. That shiny blue bike I got for my birthday at the tender age of ten was my closest friend. But it was a sunny spring day when my comrade committed its evil treason....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Day and Night through a Mother's Eyes

- In Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" the reader is introduced to three main characters, a mother and her two daughters. The first daughter, Maggie, still lives at home with her mother and is her companion. Dee, however, moves on with life and goes out to make something of herself in the world. The story is an account of one of Dee's visits, but the narrator, the mother, makes a very obvious comparison between Dee and Maggie's looks, intelligence, behaviorism, and values. The reader has a lesson to learn since the story is told through the mother's eyes....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Mother-Daughter Relationship in A Taste of Honey

- The Mother-Daughter Relationship in A Taste of Honey The play "A taste of Honey" is set up in England in the 1950s. Helen is a single mother in a time it was very hard to rise up a child due to the criticisms of society for being unmarried. There were and still are social expectations on how should a good mother be, caring, comprehensive, loving etc which Helen does not live up to them. The relation between Jo and Helen all over the book is a destructive and negative relationship "Drink, drink, drink you make me sick" with some moments of affection " I'll pay, you're not stupid....   [tags: Papers]

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The Relationship Between Mother and Child in Poetry

- The Relationship Between Mother and Child in Poetry Although each of the poems in question (You're, Morning Song, By Candlelight, Nick and the Candlestick and Mary's Song) focuses on the relationship between mother and child, the emotions dealt with in each poem vary quite incredibly. Each poem appears differently on the page: You're and By Candlelight are written in nine-line stanzas, the two poems having two and four respectively, while Morning song, Nick and the Candlestick and Mary's Song consist of six, fourteen and seven stanzas, each of three lines....   [tags: Papers]

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Sonnet To My Mother by George Bake

- Sonnet To My Mother by George Baker Most near, most dear, most loved, and most far, Under the huge window where I often found her Sitting as huge as Asia, seismic with laughter, Gin and chicken helpless in her Irish hand, Irresistible as Rabelais but most tender for The lame dogs and hurt birds that surround her,- She is a procession no one can follow after But be like a little dog following a brass band. She will not glance up at the bomber or condescend To drop her gin and scuttle to a cellar, But lean on the mahogany table like a mountain Whom only faith can move, and so I send O all her faith and all my love to tell her That she will move from mour...   [tags: Papers]

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The Mother in A Good Man is Hard to Find

- The Mother in A Good Man is Hard to Find Thesis: The children's mother is a lonesome young woman with out love and affection from her closest family, and the only one who talks to her with respect is the Misfit. I. Critics have agreed mostly when they have tried to analyze the grandmother and the Misfit. A. Stephen C. Bandy and Kathleen G. Ochshorn try in separate occasions to analyze the final scene between the grandmother and the Misfit. B. Michell Owens shows how the grandmother has dealt with her changing social order....   [tags: Papers]

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ruth benedicts relationship with her mother

- There are certain times in our lives when we look back at our life stories and reflect why we have become the person we are. It has become apparent that the mother daughter relationship plays an important role in determining who the daughter turns out to be as an adult. In the following stories about the life of Ruth Benedict, as well as two others written by Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Lee, we will explore the mother daughter relationship, and just how much effect these mother’s had on their daughter’s adult personalities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Road Not Taken Vs. Mother To Son

- Paths are Like Stairs Although they portray two very different writing styles, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and Langston Hughes’s “Mother to Son” have a few things in common, especially their meanings. In “The Road not Taken” Frost speaks of a time in his life where he had to make a choice, a choice of which direction his life was about to go: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood / And sorry I could not travel both” (1-2). “Mother to Son” also speaks of life in a metaphorical way, but as a staircase rather than two paths: “Well, son, I’ll tell you / Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair” (1-2)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Second Mother

- Throughout the sixteen years of my life, I have heard many stories about certain people and experiences that have changed people and their outlook on life. The people who have told these interesting and attention-grabbing stories, usually my friends and classmates, talked about how these people and experiences had a tremendous impact on them and made them more mature. The recurring theme in each story has been coming out of adolescence as a better person, either emotionally, spiritually, mentally, or some other way.  This coming out of adolescence is essential in one's growth and maturity.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would have a story that would be comparable to one of my...   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Mother Any Distance by Simon Armitage

- Mother Any Distance by Simon Armitage This poem is written by Simon Armitage in which he talks about the relationship between him and his mother and the great affect she had on his life. "you come to help me measure windows, pelmets, doors…". This shows that his mother helped him a lot whenever he needed someone to help him. The quote also shows us that he's moving into a new house because you would usually need to carry out these measurements when moving in, but even after he will be moving into a new house and away from her security, she is still there for him....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Narrative the Infidelity of my Mother

- Personal Narrative the Infidelity of my Mother Betrayal at Age Seven One incident in my life was so traumatic and disturbing that it haunts me to this day. I have not censored anything that I recall about this episode so reader discretion is advised. I have lived a very soap opera-like life. I have survived nearly every experience that is capable of destroying families. The main obstacle that I had to overcome, though, occurred when I was seven years old. I had come back from church with my aunt and uncle at about 11:00 p.m....   [tags: Papers]

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