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Sharon Olds' The Possessive

- The Possessive Teenage rebellion is typically portrayed in stories, films, and other genres as a testosterone-based phenomenon. There is an overplayed need for one to acknowledge a boy’s rebellion against his father, his life direction, the “system,” in an effort to become a man, or rather an adult. However, rarely is the female addressed in such a scenario. What happens when little girls grow up. Do they rebel. Do they, in a sudden overpowering rush of estrogen, deny what has been taught to them from birth and shed their former youthful façades....   [tags: Sharon Olds The Possessive Essays]

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Fire on the Home Front - The Possessive

- Fire on the Home Front - The Possessive         General Douglas Macarthur said that "the best time to meet the threat [of war] is in the beginning. It is easier to put out a fire in the beginning when it is small than after it has become a roaring blaze" (qtd. in Urofsky, part 9). The mother in Sharon Olds' "The Possessive" undoubtedly feels the same way. War is a terrible time between two or more nations that fight to part from each other or for some other reason; nations fight over property rights and independence....   [tags: Possessive Essays]

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The Possessive - Empty Nest

- The Possessive - Empty Nest   A nest lies empty on top a forked branch of an old oak tree. Last spring children play, young lovers whisper into each others ear, and the elderly relax under that tree. When they do, they can hear the quiet chirps of little hungry baby blue-jays. The little blue-jays chirp until the mother blue-jay returns with food . Afterwards, one attempts to fly and fall out of the nest. The mother blue-jay then quickly swoops down and catches the little one before he hits the ground....   [tags: Possessive Essays]

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Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds

- Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds Who is the birthday party a rite of passage for, the birthday boy or his mother. In the poem, "Rite of Passage," by Sharon Olds, the speaker, who is a mother, goes into detail about her son's birthday party celebration. Let us first begin by analyzing the title of the poem, "Rite of Passage," Encyclopedia Britannica describes a rite of passage as a ceremonial event, existing in all historically known societies, that marks the passage from one social or religious status to another....   [tags: Poetry Poem Analysis Poet]

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Confusing Sexuality with Love in Sharon Olds’ “Sex Without Love”

- Sharon Olds’ “Sex Without Love” is one of her many published poems. “Sex Without Love” was first published in 1984 through a collection of poems in her second book The Dead and the Living. Since then, even educational textbooks, all across the nation have featured Olds’ poems for student analysis. Reported in an essay, Literary Critic Ann D. Garbett states, Olds was born in San Francisco, California on November 19, 1942. Olds grew up in an unstable home, with her alcoholic father, mother, abusive grandparents, and sister....   [tags: Sharon Olds, Sex Without Love, poetry, argumentati]

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Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds

- Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 'Sex Without Love,' by Sharon Olds passionately described the author's disgust for casual sex in which she vividly animates the immorality of lustful sex through the variety of her language. The sarcasm used in this selection can easily be misunderstood and quite confusing if the words and lines are not analyzed with specific construction. Olds' clever use of imagery and frequent uses of similes, to make the reader imagine actual events, makes this poem come to life....   [tags: Papers Analysis Sharon Olds Sex Without Essays]

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Analysis Of Sharon Olds ' The Pact '

- Those who commit the offense of having sex without love are solitary creatures - like lone runners, skaters, dancers - whose pleasure comes from a partner who is simply a “factor” (21), and share only in their own euphoria. Through use of simile, metaphor, and literal and figurative language, Sharon Olds reveals her disgust of those who make love without love, and also a somewhat aesthetic awe at the majesty of the act. Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and grew up in Berkeley, CA. She was the child of a drunken, abusive father and a meek, depressed mother, both described eloquently in her poem “The Pact”: “like a stuck buffalo, baffled, stunned, dragging arrows in his side”, of her fat...   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Orgasm]

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The Promise By Sharon Olds

- ... The couple being “at it again” (3) has a connotative twist meaning a yearly sacramental vowel between the two lovers. Therefore, the tone here expresses a grim scene and to kill each other seems like a drunken argument, since drinks are involved, the image of holding hands sinks in. Throughout the poem’s structure, we can clearly comprehend and visualize the love shared between the couple and why they will keep their promise. The deep imagery the poet wants us to see plays out like a script: “wherever we are/we are also in our bed/fitted naked closely along each other” (9-11)....   [tags: Poetry, Mind]

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Analysis of the Poem, 35/10, by Sharon Olds

- In the poem, “35/10” by Sharon Olds, the speaker uses wistful and jealous tones to convey her feeling about her daughter’s coming of age. The speaker, a thirty-five year old woman, realizes that as the door to womanhood is opening for her ten year old daughter, it is starting to close for her. A wistful tone is used when the speaker calls herself, “the silver-haired servant” (4) behind her daughter, indicating that she wishes she was not the servant, but the served. Referring to herself as her daughter’s servant indicates a sense of self-awareness in the speaker....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds

- No matter how bad the situations seem they all happen for a reason. Sharon Olds had to realize this through her own pain and suffering. She portrays herself as the speaker who goes back to May of 1937, and sees her parents. In “I Go Back to May 1937” she tells a story of when her parents were still just dating. They were just about to graduate and get married. Instead of feeling joyful or smiling at the sight of them she had a completely different reaction. She wanted to go up to them and stop them....   [tags: poem analysis]

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An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem, Feared Drowned

- An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem “Feared Drowned.” Fear is an amazing emotion, in that it has both psychological as well as physiological effects on the human body. In instances of extreme fear, the mind is able to function in a way that is detached and connected to the event simultaneously. In “Feared Drowned,” Sharon Olds presents, in six brief stanzas, this type of instance. Her sparse use of language, rich with metaphors, similes and dark imagery, belies the horror experienced by the speaker....   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, critical analysis]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Last Night ' By Sharon Olds

- This poem dramatizes the conflict between love and lust, particularly as this conflict relates to what the speaker seems to say about last night. In the poem “Last Night” by Sharon Olds, the narrator uses symbolism and sexual innuendo to reflect on her lust for her partner from the night before. The narrator refers to her night by stating, “Love. It was more like dragonflies in the sun, 100 degrees at noon.” (2, 3) She describes it as being not as great as she imagined it to be and not being love, but lust....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Loss of Innocence in Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds

- Loss of Innocence in Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds A rite of passage is defined as a ceremony marking a significant transition or an important event or achievement, both regarded as having great meaning in lives of individuals. In Sharon Olds' moving poem "Rite of Passage", these definitions are illustrated in the lives of a mother and her seven-year-old son. The seriousness and significance of these events are represented in the author's tone, which undergoes many of its own changes as the poem progresses....   [tags: Papers]

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"Sex Without Love:"by Sharon Olds

- Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco. After graduating from Stanford she moved east to earn a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. Olds describes the completion of her doctorate as a transitional moment in her life: standing on the steps of the library at Columbia University, she vowed to become a poet, even if it meant giving up everything she had learned. The vow she made--to write her own poetry, no matter how bad it might be--freed her to develop her own voice. Olds has published eight volumes of poetry, includes The Dead and the Living (1984), The Wellspring (1996), The Gold Cell, (1987) etc....   [tags: Poetry]

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Explication Of Sharon Olds Poem, "Late Poem To My Father"

- Sharon Olds’ poem “Late Poem to My Father” exposes the profound effect that childhood trauma can have on someone, even in adulthood. The speaker of the poem invokes sadness and pity in the reader by reflecting on the traumatic childhood of her father, and establishes a cause and effect relationship between the abuse he endured as a child and the dependence he develops on alcohol as an adult. The idea of emotional retardation caused by childhood experiences is not uncommon, especially in our modern world of prevalent substance abuse, dysfunctional families, and child abuse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Victims

- The process of addressing memories of private suffering within “The Victims” by Sharon Olds is implied through contradictive perspectives. In the poem there is a shift in focus and tone during line 17. The poem addresses issues of suffering from two distinct perspectives, the first coming from a little girl and the second a grown woman. The narrative, imagery and diction are different in the two contrasting parts of the poem, and the second half carefully qualifies the first, as if to illustrate the more mature and established attitudes of the narrator in her older years – a stipulation of the easy imitation of the earlier years, when the mother’s views dominated and set the tone....   [tags: Analysis, Sharon Olds]

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Sex Without Love by Sharon Old

- Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” wonders at the ability for two people to have sex and not involve emotions or pretenses of love. The poem argues that it is better to have sex without love under the premise that love is a false savior for people, and everyone is all alone anyhow. In other words, the claim is that personal interactions do not serve a purpose other than being a distraction, and they will inevitably end. However, the notion that attachment and love are false hopes for people and each person is all alone does not account for the inevitability of human interactions and the underlying importance of relationships....   [tags: affection, emotions]

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Bang, By Sharon Flake

- ... When Mann lost his little brother he decided to not care about losing anyone else, including friends. I feel like in this world everyone is using everyone and people’s intentions are never good. People are here to just use you for what you are good for until your time is up. I am no longer afraid of losing people or leaving people I’m very numb because I’ve lost all that were very important to me. When I lost my little brother I didn’t care about losing anyone else, including friends. Mann is just an addition to society....   [tags: English-language films, American films, Family]

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Brigadier Robin Olds as a Leader of Character

- ... The commanding officer seemed surprised, but Olds recollects that “we had learned that officers do not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those that do. We simply did what we were conditioned to do” (Olds and Rasimus 21). Olds continued to prove himself as a leader of character during his time as a pilot in World War Two. One of the major influences during this part of his career was his roommate in England Wally Wallace. Olds initially thought of Wallace as a coward, but came to understand that he was one of the bravest pilots that Olds ever met....   [tags: notorious American fighter pilots, WWII, Vietnam]

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Are Sixteen Year Olds Ready to Drive?

- Turning the age of sixteen is a huge step in the life of a teenager. When becoming the age of sixteen a new challenge is brought into that person’s life, and that new challenge is driving a car. But are sixteen year olds ready for this for this task. Some people would say that driving a car can be very problematic for a sixteen year old. Those people are right, sixteen year old should not be driving cars at that age, and just leave it for the people who are eighteen or even older to handle such a task....   [tags: teenager, driving, distraction]

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A Meeting Sharon Reese And Marcia Henry

- ... It emboldens moral ethics among the employees, and leads to feeling valued by the company, therefore making change more excepting (Johnson, 2015). Transformational is where the manager will use communication from administration to meet the goals, by communicating with the employee it will influence them in working more efficiently that will lead to increased production. Directing their focus on the bigger goal and leaving the menial tasks to be completed by the team (Johnson, 2015). What do you feel are the strengths and weaknesses of each manager’s approach to management....   [tags: Management, Management styles, Policy]

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Flat Broke with Children by Sharon Hays

- ... For example, a lot of time is to be dedicated to gaining job references as part of the Work Plan but then a lot of time is dedicated to finding the fathers of children as part of the Family Plan. Group member Amanda Parks brought up the point that fathers of children on Welfare want to deal with children on their own because money that is paid to the state stays in the state. It rarely goes to the actual mothers involved in the Welfare case and alienates fathers from taking care of their children....   [tags: welfare reform, book argument analysis]

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Hardships in Copper Sun By Sharon Draper

- In life we go through very hard times that’s just how life circles, but do these problems really help shape your spirit to who you are today and who you will be one day in the future. In the book Copper Sun by Sharon Draper Amari overcomes some of the most complicated problems in the history of the U.S., in which I personally don’t think I would have been able to handle as swiftly and fast as Amari had. With the help of others Amari was able to create a strong backbone to carry her thought out the way and support her in her worst times....   [tags: Slavery, Village, Perseverance]

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The Lonely American, by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz

- In The Lonely American, by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz, many sources are used to reinforce the main points of the book. In chapter two, “Frantic Without a Peep”, the authors use many sources to better back their ideas; in particular they paraphrased statistics from The Overworked American by Juliet Schor. Upon further review, although Olds and Schwartz cited the statistics correctly, they did not present them in the context they were originally given. Olds and Schwartz, moderately manipulated Schors research to ensure the findings fitted their points more accurately....   [tags: unexpected decline, government]

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American Fighter Pilot Brigadier General Robin Olds

- ... He fostered inclusive environments by putting the whole wing under the same 24-hour clock as the combat crews, and visited the support organizations to find out the true problems and help fix them (Boyne, 2008). Now that BG Olds’ visionary leadership traits have been discussed, let’s explore his ethical leadership abilities. Ethical Leader Although Olds was a very good leader, his actions could almost certainly be considered unethical. According to the definition of ethical leadership, it combines ethical decision-making and ethical behavior and occurs in both an individual and organizational context (LM01SG, 2012, pg 3)....   [tags: WWII, Vietnam war heros]

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The Secret Life Of 4, 5 And 6 Year Olds

- ... Body The documentary follows ten four, five and six year olds, exploring how children make and break friendships, share, stand up for themselves, find themselves, and find their place in a social group. One of the observations that takes place in the documentary is looking at conflict amongst the children. The group of four year olds find this difficult due to their developmental stage and there is more aggression and accretion showing. The group of five year olds are showing more socially complex behaviour but some struggled to regulate their emotions which caused a paucity of control....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Secret Life]

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Research Outdoor Play For Two Year Olds

- In this investigative report, I have gathered and presented information for my chosen topic, which is to research outdoor play for two to three year olds and it’s importance in my setting. I have researched the five objectives that are in my action plan and I have critically analysed and evaluated them, using a variety of sources. As a result of my research, here are my findings in relation to each of my objectives. Objective 1 What is the current recommendation and guidelines in Scotland provided for 2-3 year olds regarding outdoor play....   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Learning, The Play]

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Tears Of A Tiger by Sharon Draper

- Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper After a basketball game, four kids, Andrew Jackson, Tyrone Mills, Robert Washington and B.J. Carson, celebrate a win by going out drinking and driving. Andrew lost control of his car and crashed into a retaining wall on I-75. Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. escaped from the four-door Chevy right after the accident. Teen basketball star and Hazelwood high team captain was sitting in the passenger's side with his feet on the dashboard. When the crash happened, his feet went through the windshield and he was unable to escape....   [tags: Tear Tiger Draper Analysis Review]

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Title And Author- Survival Of The Sickest By Dr. Sharon Moalem

- ... In the Viking culture blood shed was common in battle so the excess iron was let out which caused the Vikings with hemochromatosis to live just as long as people without, and they were also able to pass on those genes. Chapter 2 focused on diabetes. Dr.Moalem discussed the idea that excess sugar in the blood stream could be very beneficial in cold environments. Roughly 13,000 years ago during the end of the ice age, people with diabetes had excess sugar in their blood, and that excess sugar acted as an antifreeze allowing them to live in those post ice age conditions and pass those traits down....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Immune system, Black Death]

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Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper

- I was deeply touched by this book. I found myself in tears as I read of the challenges and triumphs of the main character Melody. Due to the short period of time we had to read this book, I thought I would skim through it and try and find the main highlights to write this post. I found that after the first chapter, I was hooked and read the book in one sitting. I could not put the book down. That to me is a sign of an amazing writer and Sharon M. Draper is all of that, if not more. She speaks of her reason for writing this poignant and meaning story of a brilliant mind trapped in an uncooperative body on her website....   [tags: melody, parenting]

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Marketing Chester Zoo to 16-to-24-year-olds

- Marketing Chester Zoo to 16-to-24-year-olds At the moment, Chester Zoo is the leading zoo in the country. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to support and promote conservation by breeding threatened animals, providing excellent animal welfare, high quality public service, recreation, education and science. Currently, their main source of income is from the admissions (see appendix 2B) Currently, the zoo is facing a marketing problem: The 16-24 year old age group is not visiting the zoo as much as expected to....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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A Grammar Lesson on Pronouns

- Pronoun Pronoun may be defined as the word used in place of any noun. Example; he, she, they, I, we, you and it Example Peter is handsome and He is wise. In the second example instead of Peter the word He is used hence “He” is the pronoun. Pronouns are used very often to refer to something. Pronouns are divided into six Categories/Groups. These Categories/Groups are also known as cases. 1: Personal Pronouns: I, me, it, you, He, him, she, her, they and them, 2: Relative Pronouns: which, that, who, whom and whose, 3: Demonstrative Pronoun: this, these, that and those....   [tags: pronoun, personal, reflextive, possessive]

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Sharon Creech's Bloomability

- Sharon Creech's Bloomability The contemporary realistic fiction book I chose to read was Bloomability. This book was written by Sharon Creech and was published in 1998 by Harper Trophy of HarperCollins Publishers Inc....   [tags: Creech Bloomability]

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Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley

- Infidelity and the Science of Cheating by Sharon Begley Through research psychologists and other researchers have claimed that sexual infidelity effects both men and women differently. In addition, their beliefs on sexual infidelity differ. There have been many theories about the occurrence of infidelity, and most researchers have different opinions about these theories. Researchers from the article Infidelity and the Science of Cheating, written by Sharon Begley, have asked the following question to different ethnic groups of all ages and of both sexes: what distresses them more, emotional infidelity or sexual betrayal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Lonely Versus The Overworked American by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz

- The Lonely Versus The Overworked American In The Lonely American, by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz, many sources are used to reinforce the main points of the book. In chapter two, “Frantic Without a Peep”, the authors use many sources to better back their ideas; in particular they paraphrased statistics from The Overworked American by Juliet Schor. Upon further review, although Olds and Schwartz cited the statistics correctly, they did not present them in the context they were originally given....   [tags: government, statistics, evidence]

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A look at Sharon Parks Faith Development: Creating Meaning Through a Core Curriculum

- “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” This quote by famous Greek philosopher, Socrates touches upon educations purpose as an instrument used in the creation and cultivation of a desire for knowledge. Higher education provides for an opportunity where emerging adults can find the tools needed to further develop and question the world in which they live. In relation, Dr. Sharon Parks’ theory of faith development explores this important period. This paper seeks to examine her notion of meaning and how it can be used and facilitated within a core curriculum....   [tags: leadership, ethics, education]

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Genetic Engineering in Donny and Ursula Save the World by Sharon Weil

- ... Known segments of DNA extensively studied and selected by teams of top scientists with many years in the field for the greatest safety and benefit of the consumer. To reassure the safety of the product, companies that wish to release a GM seed are required to extensively test the safety of the product on numerous other organisms before being released to the public market. Not a single human death or illness has been substantiated from consuming GMOs. Peter J. Davies, Professor of Plant Physiology and International Professor of Plant Biology at Cornell University wrote that “After 16 years of consumption by billions of livestock, pets and humans, there have been no cases of allergy, cance...   [tags: crops, dna, history, selection]

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Analysis of Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kayosaki and Sharon Lechter

- Rich Dad Poor Dad is a self-help motivational narrative novel written to teach others financial independence. Written by Robert T. Kayosaki with Sharon Lechter, the book has been titled the #1 personal finance book of all time. Rich Dad Poor Dad is the first book of the Rich Dad series. The 207page book purpose is to teach people importance of financial literacy and how taking risk can lead to having wealth. In the book the author tells his personal story of growing up in Hawaii in a middle class family with the teachings of two dads....   [tags: finance, wealth, risk, lessons, success]

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Different Kinds of Meditation in the Book On Real Happines by Sharon Salzberg

- Personal Meditation Reflection: Meditation is an important psychological practice that protects the brain against aging as well as enhancing an individual’s ability to learn new things. This practice achieves this through sharpening focus, lessening stress, lowering blood pressure, and relieving chronic pain. Generally, it helps a person to experience greater calm, connect with deepest feelings, and challenges tendencies of self-judgment. Consequently, meditation leads to open doors for actual and accessible happiness for an individual....   [tags: concentration, breathing, brain]

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Dr. Sharon Moalem And Jonathan Prince 's Book Survival Of The Sickest

- ... During the younger dryas humanity faced freezing conditions. Humans have a whole arsenal of tricks to help them survive in the cold: they restrict blood flow to less necessary body parts to save the essential organs, they shiver to create heat and they pee more to lower the amount of water raise the sugar concentration which prevents ice crystals from forming. When humans are in freezing conditions the water in their blood may freeze which would cause their capillaries to burst and them to die....   [tags: Red blood cell, Sickle-cell disease, Malaria]

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Sharon Creech Is Most Famous For Writing Young Adult Fiction Novels

- Sharon Creech is an author who is most famous for writing young-adult fiction novels. Most of her novels teach about judging people and not making accusations of people. She is most famous for these types of books because they usually teach life lessons that young adults should learn. One novel that she is most famous for is “Walk Two Moons.” “Walk Two Moons ‘was re-written, it was described as a book of its own journey. It is a book of self-identity, hope, and discoverance. This book also connects to relatable families and how a young teen approaches adulthood....   [tags: Family, Fiction, Young adult, Young adult]

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Olds’ Effective Use of Linking Devices in The Elder Sister

- When writing poetry, there are many descriptive methods an author may employ to communicate an idea or concept to their audience. One of the more effective methods that authors often use is linking devices, such as metaphors and similes. Throughout “The Elder Sister,” Olds uses linking devices effectively in many ways. An effective image Olds uses is that of “the pressure of Mother’s muscles on her brain,” (5) providing a link to the mother’s expectations for her children. She also uses images of water and fluidity to demonstrate the natural progression of a child into womanhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of A Fine, Fine, School by Sharon Creech

- Analysis of A Fine, Fine, School by Sharon Creech 1. Give overview and summarize book explaining how leadership or follower ship is displayed in the book. A Fine, Fine, School is the story of Mr. Keene, a gung ho principal any school would be lucky to have. This exuberant administrator loves his school so much he wants more and more school: first on Saturdays, then on Sundays, then on holidays, then in the summer. The students and teachers do not want to go to school on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or in the summer, but no one knows how to tell Mr....   [tags: Leadership Analysis Creech School]

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Hindu, by Sharan Kumar Limbale

- Sharan Kumar Limbale’s novel ‘Hindu’ is a significant addition to the process of reformulating a new aesthetic rubric of Dalit literature. Moving away consciously from the mode of sentimentality, binaries and universality, Limbale’s novel attempts to negotiate a new artistic vocabulary for the Dalits in a fast changing world where old certainties are vanishing at a mind numbing pace. ArunPrabha Mukherjee,in her introduction to the novel points towards the significant departure that Limbale’s novel articulates, by undermining several practices of burgeois narrative technique....   [tags: sharan kumar limbale, dalit literature]

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Rhetorical Analysis: “The Real Scandal”

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

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What I Chose The Lesson Plan For Teaching Three Year Olds Fire Safety

- ... Teaching the children the importance of Fire Safety and learning how to dial “911” will help the children improve tremendously in how they handle these situations just because a child is three doesn’t mean its too young to teach them these are called teachable moments. My purpose in developing the lesson plan was to give children as young as three years old the opportunity to begin learning how and when to call “911” in the event of an emergency. Knowing what to teach children about “911” is essential to ensure they use it properly and do not call “911” unnecessarily....   [tags: Teacher, Learning, Education, Teaching]

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John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Rose of Sharon’s Transformation

- Misfit to Madonna: Rose of Sharon’s Transformation When Rose of Sharon is first introduced in The Grapes of Wrath, we learn that she is expecting a child from her new husband, Connie Rivers. She is described as a mystical being whose primary concern is the well-being of her child, even at the almost ridiculously early stage of her pregnancy at the start of the novel. It is this concern that illustrates Rose of Sharon’s transformation from misfit to Madonna through the Joad’s journey. Rose of Sharon incessantly asks Ma Joad if “it’ll hurt the baby” throughout a majority of the novel, and adopts an attitude of superiority over others with her precious possession....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Role of Women in A Doll´s House and Blood Relations

- The role of women had been defined for centuries as whatever men desired them to be. It was not until the 20th century that women united to become independent from men and dependent on themselves. A Doll’s House by Henrick Isben and Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock are both plays that have a central theme of a woman’s role in the late 1800s. Regardless of what the 19th century society dictated about men being in charge of women; Nora and Lizzie used their roles as submissive women to their advantage to acquire what they truly desired....   [tags: Henrick Isben, Sharon Pollock, patriarchal society]

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

- The book I chose to write my paper on is Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform by Sharon Hays. In the book, the author looks at the welfare reform act enacted in 1996, known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. . She examines both the positive and negative effects that the Act has had on the poor as well as the effects it has had on society overall. In her research, she spent over 600 hours in welfare offices, speaking to caseworkers, social workers, and welfare recipients and potential recipients themselves....   [tags: Sharon Hays, work, poor women, United States]

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Walk Creech 's Walk Two Moons

- ... I wanted to run down the hill from the barn and through the kitchen door that banged behind me and see my mother and my father sitting at the table peeling apples” (Creech). As she was struggling with feelings of loss Mrs. Cadaver is entertaining her father. Mrs. Cadaver is, from Sal’s view, John’s love interest. She finds him often sitting and eating dinner with Mrs. Cadaver. Salamanca knows that it is far too soon for Mr. Hiddle to be in love with anyone but her mother. The compilation of these experiences teach Salamanca about the true and devastating nature of loss....   [tags: Family, Love, Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons]

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Dirty Money

- In the short story, “Sugar,” Sharon Leach demonstrates the parallel between the protagonist’s sexual desires and her need to provide for her impoverished family. From the very first line the main character, Sugar, reveals her innermost erotic cravings as she describes “the girl in the leopard-print bikini” (170). Sugar’s subsequent actions were self-rendered rational to “keep [her] mother and sisters and brothers fed and clothed for a while” (178). Vivid imagery, the pattern of dismissal, and first person narration facilitate Leach to emphasize human tendencies of sexual behavior while observing the importance of earning a living to provide for ones family and eventually afford the commoditi...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Sharon Leach]

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Consumerism and Materialism in America

- The economy is a very fragile thing; however it can have an enormous impact on people. Americans especially are affected because they are so greedy, they always want more. Because Americans are very materialistic, they can become overly arrogant and possessive since they are used to getting their way, on account of having money. Some people are never satisfied with what they have; they are always on the lookout for more money and more possessions. Man requires food, shelter, clothing and fuel everything else is superfluous....   [tags: possesive, arrogant, social media]

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Should Seventeen Year Olds Be Tried in Juvenile Court or as Adults

- Provide an appropriate title and an interesting opening paragraph to appeal to your stated audience (appeal with logic, ethics, or emotion). Is it fair for one person, just seventeen years of age or younger, to be tried in a juvenile court, receiving a lesser sentence for under than someone who is just 5 months older who committed the same crime. Are juveniles under the age of 18 fully capable of being held responsible for their actions or are all juveniles mentally incapable of realizing their actions will have consequences....   [tags: delinquency, penalties, punishments]

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Article Review: Prior Experience and Perceived Efficacy Influence 3-Year-Olds' Imitation

- Critical Summary The purpose of the study on prior experience and perceived efficacy in three-year-old children was to show through empirical evidence that children are able to perform tasks using their previous experience as well as imitation. Children are not simply duplicating the acts involved in performing the task. They perceive the goal of the task and use intelligence to determine how and when to duplicate a model's actions to perform the goal. The hypothesis before the study began was that prior experience would be an important factor in determining whether a child would adopt the means used by a model in the performance of a task....   [tags: Article Review]

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Investigation the Conformity Based on Age Difference without Gap of Age Difference

- It is definitely stated that younger people (17-24 years) conform more in the school/work than older people (25 years). People in 17 - 24 tend to avoid agreeing in others ideas because they know that it is bad ideas. There reason that might explain this situation is that people in 17-24 years old want to get more attention in their friends, teachers, or even family. One way to get the attention is to be different because people can recognize the independent easily. For example, if in the group they come with a different idea from the majority of the group, all of the attention will switch to the independent....   [tags: 17-24 year olds and how they think]

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Social Justice : Sharron Angle

- Social Justice Essay Sharron Angle says “There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender, or disability.” Experts say that more programs are being developed to help those with disabilities get jobs and a better education. Experts also say that these individuals deserve an equal opportunity to participate from services. People with a disability deserve to be treated and respected just like everyone else when it comes to school and a working environment....   [tags: Disability, Education, Mental disorder]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Charles Manson '

- ... While at McNeil Island he took guitar lessons from Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, and gained a contact name of someone at Universal Studios. After several years at McNeil Island he was transferred over to Terminal Island (his second time in prison there) to prepare for early release. Having spent more than half of his 32 year life in prison, he asked to stay. He stated that it had become his home. He did not get permission to stay, so he started the “Manson Family”. He moved to San Francisco and met a woman named Mary Brunner....   [tags: Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Sharon Tate]

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Watching Your Child Grow

- Richard Wilbur’s “The Writer” as well as “High School Senior” by Sharon Olds, are two poems that focus on the growth of someone’s child as person. The narrator in “The Writer” speaks about watching his daughter explore the freedoms associated with growing up as she writes a story. In “High School Senior” the speaker describes her feelings as her daughter prepares to leave for college, and describes the eternal bond the two share. Both authors tackle a similar theme and portray their love for their daughter, as well as their ideas on growing up, using similar and distinctive literary devices and techniques from the other....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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`` Sex Without Love ``

- Love can sometimes be seen as a counterintuitive and unconventional sense of life. The irony in it all is love could either be as warm as the Sunday morning sun or as cold as a New England winter when touched by the heart or the skin. As we grow up, if we believe we are cherished by the most respectful and admirable person, we give up the most vulnerable parts of ourselves: the body. However, throughout modern society, people tend to use sexual intercourse as a form of personal pleasure and gain without the obligations of emotions....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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My Dear And Loving Husband By Anne Bradstreet And True Love

- Love means unconditional acceptance. Love is the first feeling we feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way. Love is when we go out to eat and give somebody most of our french fries without making them give us any of theirs. Love could be simply putting the toilet seat down, or love is being swept off our feet. Love is the attachment that results from deeply appreciating another 's goodness. Love is a sensation that magically generates when Mr. or Ms. Right appears or love can be expressed by saying nothing because they already know how exactly they feel for each other....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Emotion, Human sexuality]

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Children's Ability to Differentiate Between Real and Fantastical Entities

- Introduction In the field of developmental psychology, children have become a popular interest. By studying such changes children go through in the early stages of childhood, researchers provide better knowledge and insight on how these changes influence the actions and behaviors of children. It has been identified by many that during these stages, children have rapid mental and cognitive development. Likewise, during this time children are thought to easily confuse reality and fantasy. This paper will consist of two reviews involving two different studies which assesses the children's ability to differentiate between fantasy and reality....   [tags: Child Psychology ]

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thematic essay on identity

- Thematic Essay on Identity There are many aspects of identity in the poem “Sex without Love,” by Sharon Olds. I can relate my own thoughts to how the author views the subject that she talks about in this poem. There has been a situation in my own life where I was thinking to myself, just as the author was, “How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?” (Olds 740). Having been raised as a well-rounded and disciplined person, as well as religious, I know the discouragement of having premarital sex....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Love And Hate Are Powerful And Contradicting Emotions

- ... The Bible commands that a man shall leave his mother and fathers and start a new family with his wife, and they shall upgrade to becoming one flesh”. Therefore, the concept of sex in marriage is between two people. The soul is part of our minds, heart and the rest of the body. Thus, we disrespect the guidelines governing sex; it causes instability as given to people by their traditions and religion. Examples of love without sex are prostitution and pornography. Olds’ states that Beautiful as dancers/ gliding over each other like ice-skaters”....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Love]

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Love As a Theme In a Poem

- Love is one of the main sources that move the world, and poetry is not an exception, this shows completely the feelings of someone. In “Litany” written by Billy Collins, “Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims, “Song” by John Donne, “Love” by Matthew Dickman and “Last Night” by Sharon Olds navigate around the same theme. Nevertheless, they differ in formats and figurative language that would be compared. For this reason, the rhetoric figures used in the poems will conduct us to understand the insights thought of the authors and the arguments they want to support....   [tags: poetry, Litany, Love Poem, Song, Last Night]

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Anger in The Victims

- Anger in The Victims In The Victims, by Sharon Olds, the author reveals the dark side of a society where divorce is prevalent, some family members find it hard to cope with. In the first half of “The Victims”, it sounds like a young child is telling the experience regarding her parents’ divorce. The speaker expresses anger toward the father. “When mother divorced you, we were glad.” (Line 1) The “we” is probably several children and their mother. It appears they all experienced an unpleasant life with their father....   [tags: Victims]

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Explication of "35/10"

- In Sharon Olds poem, “35/10,” a story is told with the writer speaking through the mother. The poem was about a mother, perhaps a little envious of her daughter. The title of the poem symbolizes the ages of the mother and daughter, the mother being 35 and the daughter being 10. I feel the writer uses imagery when she talks about the mother brushing her daughter’s hair. I visualize the mother and daughter sitting in the daughter’s room, at a white vanity, brushing her hair. As she looks in the mirror at her daughter, the mother realizes that as she is getting older and maybe less attractive, her daughter is starting to bloom into beautiful, young women....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Society's Influence Over Women

- Society's Influence Over Women Marge Peircy's "Barbie Doll" and Sharon Olds' "The Death of Marilyn Monroe" are two poems that deal with society's influence over women. However, the two women describe in the story are completely different on the outside, but the inside is much more similar. The female in "Barbie Doll" has no identity and no name, where as the female in "The Death of Marilyn Monore" is the icon Marilyn Monroe. Although these two women remarkably appear to be opposite, they have one thing in common - their own death- and society's opinions, stereotypes, and expectations murdered these two women....   [tags: Papers]

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Generation Y: The Dumbest Generation

- Have you ever wondered if our generation is the dumbest. Well, there’s some evidence to prove so. Generation ‘Y’ is considered to be the dumbest generation of all. This is based on numerous experiments, polls, surveys, etc. While everything else in this world is rising, intellect of each generation is falling. With the ignorance of facts, by choice, and lack of some education, Generation ‘Y’ is considered to be the dumbest generation. “Ignorance of facts” simply means that the education is there but this generation just chooses not to use it....   [tags: Millennial Generation]

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Love and Lust in Play-By-Play, Sex without Love, and Junior Year Abroad

- Love and Lust in Play-By-Play, Sex without Love, and Junior Year Abroad      Lust is an incredibly strong feeling that can prove to be almost uncontrollable, leading it to commonly be mistaken for love. Due to the relative closeness of these emotions, both are often confused, and even when one is in love he or she does not recognize it. Many think that love just comes knocking on one's door and one will know when it does, but they don't realize that for love to occur a relationship has must be worked out....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Eye and Poem to my Husband from my Father's Daughter

- French 1 In this paper I will discuss two poems by Sharon Olds. They are both taken from her collection “The Dead and the Living” and are entitled “The Eye” and “Poem to My Husband from my Fathers Daughter.” Olds is a contemporary writer who expertly maneuvers her work through modern life. In this particular collection, written in 1983, she takes us on an explorative journey through both the past and present of family life. I will explore the role of the family in both these poems and how, through the collection, a realization and acceptance is reached....   [tags: The Dead and the Living]

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Small Business Contracts

- Sharon and Don decided to do business together via a verbal agreement. Don is already a small business owner of a local health food business. Sharon found out that Don was an owner of a business in the area after meeting him. Don became interested in Sharon’s family’s products once she showed him their products. Don and Sharon agree to sell samples of her family’s products in his store. When the products started selling well in Don’s store, he contacted Sharon to order more of the family’s products....   [tags: verbal agreement, covenants]

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Can Death Give A Person Freedom?

- Can Death Give a Person Freedom. Being physically or mentally trapped can be brutal and cause anyone to do what it takes to become free. No one wants to feel imprisoned, like being stuck in quick sand and no matter how much they move around they will keep sinking. People will do anything to become free and do what makes them happy. In Sharon Olds poem, Summer Solstice, New York City, Olds shows a witness watching a man standing on a building. This man sees the only way to become free is by committing suicide....   [tags: Suicide, Meaning of life, Suicide methods, Death]

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The Mind Is Not A Vessel

- ... Students who are in this age level should be scoring above or at average. This shows that students do not learn the material being taught fully. If these scores are being shown for fifteen year olds then that means that they are going into high school with minimal understanding of what they have learned throughout elementary and middle school. There are other contributing factors to this problem. To begin, students should have a full understanding of the material. They should have no doubts about anything that they learn....   [tags: High school, Education, Middle school]

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Kids and the Coffee Craze

- Kids and the Coffee Craze Chellie Normand’s 11-year-old daughter started drinking coffee when she could first pick up a cup. “We used to put spoonfuls in the empty creamer containers at Denny's for her to sip a little when she was about a year old,” the 34-year-old mom from Lawton, Oklahoma said. ”By the time she was 6, she'd use $1 of her allowance each month to buy one specialty coffee that she liked ... She doesn't go through a pot a day, like [me], but she has it now and then when she wants it,” Normand said....   [tags: Health Children Papers]

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An Aggressive or Angry Behavior in People while Driving in a Vehicle

- Road rage occurs in many drivers. The term road rage is an aggressive or angry behavior in people while driving in a vehicle. Furthermore, rage while driving can be dangerous if the drivers do not know how to control their anger. Such behavior leads to collisions, assaults, and injuries or even deaths among other drivers. Road rage is defined as an incident in which an angry or impatient motorist or passenger intentionally injures or kills another motorist passenger or pedestrian, or attempts or threatens to injure another motorist passenger or pedestrian, explains Gary Ronald, Public Affairs Manager, AA....   [tags: road rage, drivers, car accidents]

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Dangers of Beauty Pageants According to Hollandsworth and Kibourne

- Hollandsworth and Kilbourne both address gender issues, though each focuses on a different aspect of that problem. Hollandsworth and Kilbourne both talk about the exploitation of females in their articles, one being about the exploitation of little girls and pageants and the other about the exploitation of women in advertising. The articles find common ground talking about the exploitation of females in multiple situations. I believe that Hollandsworth is trying to show not the dark side per se, but the other side than all of the dangers of pageants....   [tags: pedophiles, violence]

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The Meaning of Love

- The Meaning of Love Love has many different meanings to different people. For a child, love is what he or she feels for his mommy and daddy. To teenage boy, love is what he should feel for his girlfriend of the moment, only because she says she loves him. But as we get older and "wiser," love becomes more and more confusing. Along with poets and philosophers, people have been trying to answer that age-old question for centuries: What is love. One definition of love in The Merriam-Webster dictionary is "attraction based on sexual desire" (439)....   [tags: Papers]

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Wellness Incentives and the High Cost of Healthcare

- Healthcare and wellness are important to every American, business and to our federal government’s bottom line. Sharon (2010) stated, “Staying healthy reduces the demand for health care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, medical care for persons with chronic disease accounts for 75% of the dollars spent as a nation on medical care. Today’s most serious and expensive health problems are caused, in large part, by poor lifestyle choices: tobacco use, diets high in fat and sugar, inadequate physical activity, and drug and alcohol use.” While the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Division of Nutrition, Physical Ac...   [tags: Healthcare ]

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Beautifully Crafted Poetry for Ugly Moments in Time

- Whether there is a soldier fighting in the heart of war or a city dweller observing the death of civilians, poetry that describes a period of war often portrays it as damaging and destructive. In "Dulce et Decorum Est," Wilfred Owen takes a soldier through trench warfare that ends in the death of a fellow fighter. In "Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941," Sharon Olds has her narrator recount memories of a civilian urban centre during World War II. While both poets use similar techniques to convey the pain and anguish felt during times of war, Wilfred Owen is successful at constructing a more effective poem....   [tags: Poetry]

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A Message of Hope in the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is most often perceived as a depressing that enumerates the many failings of humans during the Great Depression and in general society. Daniel Joseph Singal agrees with this viewpoint, but with a twist. In his essay “Towards a Definition of American Modernism”, Singal shares how Steinbeck also has a message of hope contained within his story of hardship. Through the dreams a Ma and Rose of Sharon Joad, Steinbeck cautions readers on the action of dreaming, because one’s fantasies do not always turn into an expected reality....   [tags: great depression, hardship, dream]

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