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Characterization in Sister Carrie

- Characterization in Sister Carrie      The theme of unrequited love and unfulfilled ambitions, against a backdrop of a nation being transformed by industrialism and capitalism, provides the substance of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie.  During the late 19th Century we encounter three main characters who demonstrate this underlying motif:  Carrie Meeber, Charles H. Drouet, and George W. Hurstwood.  Carrie will fulfill many of her desires for riches and success, but her insatiable appetite will leave her feeling dissatisfied at the end of the novel and all alone.  With respect to the two men who most covet her affections, Charles Drouet and George Hurstwood we have a study in contrasts.  A...   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays]

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Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie

- Dreiser's Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures, and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men around her to get what she wants, and it is those men who are victimized by her. Thus Dreiser uses this novel as a means of questioning the popular notions of gender and the role that it plays in modern society....   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays]

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Free College Essays - Analysis of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

- An Analysis of Sister Carrie It was 1889; Carrie Meeber, an eighteen-year-old girl, was boarding a train from Columbia City to start a new life with her sister and her family in Chicago. Columbia City was a small town that did not have much to offer to anyone who wanted to make something of themselves. But in Chicago Carrie believed she would be able to find work and get good money. Chicago, in 1889, had the peculiar qualifications of growth, which made such adventuresome pilgrimages even on the part of young girls plausible1[1]....   [tags: Sister Carrie Essays]

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The Protagonist in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

- The picture of the protagonist that Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, portrays is only a half-truth. By examining Sister Carrie’s character, she is readily deemed as passive, weak, and full of superficial desires and yet in this profoundly inert nature lies the seed for the greater expression of an artistic soul. However, this realization is only drawn out by Ames’s archetypically scholarly eyes (the intelligent but withdrawn engineer); bringing forth the powerful and intimate beauty that Carrie possesses, which without a photograph, the reader would forever remain blind to....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser]

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Antigone And Dreiser 's Sister Carrie

- Women in Society Do women participate more in more often in today 's workforce rather than they did in earlier times. How do the dynamics of the participation, in respect to the times, compare or contrast. In Sophocles ' Antigone and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, the women must both overcome gender barriers throughout their struggles. Throughout their lives they each displayed strong and pioneering actions. Even when they were looked down upon by men, they persevered. While the number of women who participate in the workforce has increased dramatically since the 1930’s, to what extent they are participating, and the aspects of their participation, still faces gender bias....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller and Sister Carrie as Heroes

- The definition of a hero is not straight-edged. Heroes are, however, imagined to possess certain qualities. Courage, romanticism, charming beauty, and a willingness to defy society are four very prominent characteristics amongst heroes and contribute to today's notion of heroism. In order to decide if and to what extent any character lives up to the standards of heroism, one must search for these qualities. Huckleberry Finn, Daisy Miller, and Sister Carrie are three heroes from three different novels....   [tags: Huck Finn Miller Carrie Hero Heroes Essays]

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The Distinction of Social Classes in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

- By the later part of the 1800’s New York and Chicago were some of the largest cities in the world and both had populations that exceeded a million. With the growing population, the economy’s stability began to fluctuate. The instability within the states gave rise to two distinct populations within America, the upper and the working classes. Theodore Dreiser, knowing the volatile state America was built upon, highlighted the economic differences between the wealthy and the poor in his novel Sister Carrie....   [tags: economics, wealth, income]

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Sister Carrie

- Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Meeber also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sister’s address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of the illusions of ignorance and youth"(Dreiser, 7). She was both afraid of the things to come and exited by the countless possibilities offered by one of the largest cities of the late 19th century – Chicago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fall of Carrie and Hurstwood

- The Fall of Carrie and Hurstwood Sister Carrie, written by Theodore Dreiser, is a tale of Carrie, who comes to Chicago to somehow make the money she has always dreamed of having. In pursuit of the material possessions and success she dreams of, she involves herself with two different characters, Drouet and Hurstwood. She eventually finds herself in New York, where she has a successful performing career. Even with all the success and material possessions she has attained do not bring her happiness....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie Book Analysis]

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The Naturalist Known as Theodore Dresier

- ... Dreiser draws upon his experiences in trying to make it big in cities like Chicago and New York. He lived a less than glamorous life. He suffered from poverty, an abusive father, and a lack of experiences which prohibited him from landing any decent jobs. However, his experiences led to an incredible manifestation in his novels. In “Sister Carrie” the main character Carrie moves to Chicago where she is only able to work in menial, low-waged jobs in the same way that Dreiser started out. His experiences, in some form, all manifest into his writings and as such, the reader is better able to align with the characters and understand the story because they are reading it from someone who trul...   [tags: Sister Carrie, notorious authors]

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Sister Carrie and Their Eyes Were Watching God

- The Struggle for the Perfect Man in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God When we find a love interest and have an opportunity to commit to him or her, we usually do, not noting the consequences we may face by doing so. The first few times around, however, the outcome is usually not the one we had expected and hoped for. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God portray two young women on their trek to find the perfect love....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Realism and Naturalism in Henry James’ Daisy Miller and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie

- To best analyze the works of James and Dreiser, the terms realism and naturalism are critical to comprehend. Realism, as noted in the Norton Anthology, emphasizes, “the interior moral and psychological lives of upper-class people” (9). Accordingly, realism reflects a natural depiction of self, relationships and social interactions (and the class-system). Realist writers explore true interpersonal dilemmas, interactions and experiences within society, highlighting the character rather than a story’s plot....   [tags: interpersonal, conflict, environment]

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Money Makes the Man in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie

- Money Makes the Man in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Through the social criticism of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are driven “by ignorance and in ability to withstand the pressures of the shallow American yearning for money, success, fashion -- dreams about which Dreiser himself was indeed an authority” (W.A. Swanberg 254). Throughout his career, Dreiser wrote for a variety of periodicals in order to earn enough money to support himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ted Kooser: A Major American Poet

- Ted Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa, an area within the great plains of America. He credits his influences to both his mother and his father. His father worked as a store manager while his mother stayed home to raise him and his sister. During an interview he was asked how his parents influenced his poetry, he replied, "My Father was a storekeeper, loved the public, and was a marvelous storyteller. I remember a women once said to me that she'd rather hear my dad describe a person than see the person herself." (Meats, 335)....   [tags: abandoned farmhouse, american writer, carrie poem]

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Is Carrie White The Protagonist Or Is She Not?

- Is Carrie White the protagonist or is she not. According to X.J.Kennedy and Dana Gioia, a protagonist is “the central character in a literary work. The protagonist usually initiates the main action of the story, often in conflict with the antagonist” (Glossary of Literary Terms 2073). The purpose of this essay is to discover why she really is the protagonist. Now some might say she burned down a whole city and killed lots of people, but in Carrie`s defense if someone was bullied their entire life, and went through what Carrie did, who is to blame here....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Carrie White, Character]

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Carrie by Stephen King

- The book uses fictional documents, such as book excerpts, news reports, and hearing transcripts, to frame the story of Carietta "Carrie" White, a 17-year-old girl from Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie's mother, Margaret, a fanatical Christian fundamentalist, has a vindictive and unstable personality, and over the years has ruled Carrie with an iron rod and repeated threats of damnation, as well as occasional physical abuse. Carrie does not fare much better at her school where her frumpy looks, lack of friends and lack of popularity with boys make her the butt of ridicule, embarrassment, and public humiliation by her fellow teenage peers....   [tags: Stephen King Carrie]

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Thom Gunn’s Donahue’s Sister

- Thom Gunn’s Donahue’s Sister       Thom Gunn was a poet who often wrote of common hardships in every day life.  Gunn’s writing style and choice of topics makes it obvious that he was writing in the middle to late twentieth century, and this is what draws people of today to his work.  I believe that not only are people able to relate better to Gunn because of his topic selection but because of the time period the majority of his work is written in.     In the twentieth century, particularly since the 1950’s or so, we have witnessed as a society; the arrival of AIDS, an increasing amount of single parent families, an increase in drug and alcohol use among young people, controversy over homo...   [tags: Donahues Sister]

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Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions

- Transculturation in Our Sister Killyjoy and Nervous Conditions Postcolonial insights include theories of Diaspora, cultural hybridity and transculturation. The latter, ‘transculturation’ is the term used to define ‘cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture.’[1] The term ‘transculturation’ was first coined by Cuban anthropologist and sociologist Fernando Ortiz in 1947 to describe the phenomenon of merging and converging cultures. Transculturation covers war, ethnic conflict, racism and multiculturalism, hence it is a concept very relevant to the postcolonial period and subsequently to postcolonial literature....   [tags: Sister Killjoy Transculturation Literature Essays]

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Analysis of Donahue's Sister from Thom Gunn’s The Passages of Joy

-     Thom Gunn, an English poet who has spent most of his life living in the United States, is a member of what has come to be called the "Movement". Members of the Movement "rejected what seemed to them the Romantic excesses of the New Apocalypse (whose most prominent member was Dylan Thomas), and. . .were equally dissatisfied with the modernist revolution led by [Ezra] Pound and [T.S.] Eliot" (Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Gunn has criticized modernists for "strengthen[ing] the images [in their poetry] while...banishing [the] concepts" (Qtd....   [tags: Donahues Sister Passages Joy]

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Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac

- Do you tend to keep old things in order to preserve memories from the past. Do you know that it can be classified as a kind of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a mental illness. The award-winning Canadian author Carrie Mac sets her story in this hardly touched field in her novel The Opposite of Tidy. Junie, an ordinary 16 year old girl in high school, appears to be no different from others. However, nobody knows how difficult her life has been: Junie’s mom is a compulsive hoarder, and her hoarding drives her husband away....   [tags: junie, obsessive-compulsive disorder]

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Carrie's Revenge in Steven King's Carrie

- Carrie's Revenge in Steven King's Carrie The novel Carrie is about the chilling story of a girl and her power. Carrie White possessed a phenomenon, known as telekinesis, the movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means, as by the exercise of an occult power. Carrie begins flexing her phenomenon and unleashes her frightening power upon a small new England town for revenge. The novel Carrie; by Steven King Starts off with old news reports stating how stones fell principally on the home of Mrs....   [tags: Papers]

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Electra by Sophocles: Chrysothemis The Forgotten Sister

- In the story of Electra, Chrysothemis “is in many ways the invisible woman” (Choate 183). As stated by Amber Jacobs, “her name has been committed to our mythical corpus, yet with a seeming insignificance” (Jacobs 179). Sophocles is the only Greek playwright who mentions her in his version of Electra’s tale. As the tale goes, Chrysothemis was viewed as the obedient daughter, and in an effort to uphold the story of Electra as well as the social norms of the time, Sophocles depicts Chrysothemis as the perfect daughter — dainty, modest, and obedient....   [tags: freedom, obedience, hero]

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How One Opportunity Can Change Your Life Forever

- Who would have ever thought that this average young woman would be living her dreams. Carrie Underwood, a farm girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, has become one of the greatest female country music stars of all time. Carrie was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on March 10, 1983. Her parents were Steve and Carole Underwood, and two sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. They were a very close-knit family. Both parents wanted to make every effort to give their daughters a loving home to grow up in. All three girls grew up with strong moral values and attended a Baptist church regularly....   [tags: Music, Carrie Underwood]

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The Ice Cream Store My Sister And I Settled

- In the ice cream store my sister and I settled on creamsicle ice cream. “Don’t worry, I get allowance from my Mom.” I put my coins back in my pocket. We walk our bikes through town, in the little town of Silverton bikes aren’t allowed on the sidewalk and my Mom doesn’t allow us to ride on the street even though it was never busy. It was the kind of town where everyone knew each other. and gossip flew around faster than the flu. Everyone in town was related and if you weren’t cousins with at least five people from town or your great Grandma wasn’t best friends with so and so’s great Grandma you were considered an outsider, weird, new....   [tags: Family, Stepfamily, Parent, Ugly sisters]

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Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister

- Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it’s hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In order to find you’re self and come to terms with who you are as a person apposed to what the rest of the world may view you as, you have to approach the stereotypes head on and grow from them. Both of the speakers in Black Hair and Lost Sister has had to recognize the short comings of their culture to be accepted and grow in the American Culture....   [tags: Gary Soto Cathy Song Black Hair and Lost Sister]

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Stephen King´s Carrie

- Most book reviews of Stephen King's 1974 novel, Carrie, were generally positive. With Steve Calvert's review, he focuses on the structure of Carrie. These reviews differed in minor ways but overall the reviewers admire Stephen King's work and enjoyed the story of Carrie White. In Josie Kafka's review, she talks about how the book was able to hurt and horrify the audience. She explains how the hurt and horrifying experiences lead up to Carrie White's horrific explosion. She also makes a point that this is a book about women and their manipulation to obtain power or control....   [tags: book reviews, manipulation, telekynesis, imagery]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Carrie ' By Stephen King

- Everybody is different from each other, and what make us individual unique are the choices and actions we take or don’t take. No matter where you are from, you will find people who will try to help you, or destroy you. Carrie, by Stephen King, is a story about this girl, Carrie White, which discovers she has powers. But she also was abused physically and psychologically by colleagues and her mother. Because of it, she sought to make them all pay for what they’ve done. Abusing somebody is never the answer, because of it, the other party will get traumatized to a point of becoming unsocial or violent .Also, revenge is something that will not benefit anybody, and people tend to mistake revenge...   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Menstrual cycle]

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The Figures Of Speech By James Joyce And Carrie

- The Figures of Speech Poetry is an art for literature that is written or can be spoken in a rhythmical way for the reader or listener(s) to experience many thoughts and emotions while reading a particular poem. However, if a reader wants to comprehend that certain poem, then, there are the elements of the poems that offer the reader a better understanding or also known as the Figures of Speech. The elements or figures of speech can include metonymy, synecdoche, paradox, puns, and in this particular passage, we will discuss personification, metaphor and simile....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Metaphor, Feeling]

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Carrie Fisher Bibliography

- Celebrities are put on pedestals and all aspects of their lives are put in the spotlight; even the bad things. In addition, until something bad about a celebrity is exposed, they are viewed as better people who couldn’t possibly have anything wrong with them. Celebrities give other people the impression that they are living the good life, and that they are completely normal; however, this is rarely the case among celebrities. They are humans, just like everyone else and most of them have problems that a lot of people can relate to....   [tags: drug addiction, celebrity, princess leia]

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Carrie Brownstein: Blurred Lines, No Boundaries

- The 1960s cultural movement in the United States sent shockwaves through American society. Nearly every aspect of traditional life was challenged and among these was the role of women. Following in the footsteps of suffragettes during the turn of the twentieth century, a new wave of feminism was emerging in the United States that aspired to take the women's right movement beyond the realm of constitutional rights. This movement, now known as second-wave feminism, sought to bring what they viewed as true gender equality by focusing on a number of issues that negatively affected women....   [tags: ciltural movement, United States, society]

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The Eyes Of God By Carrie Chapman Catt

- For hundreds of years, women were expected to submit to the will and control of men due to deeply rooted social and religious values. The Quakers, however, believe that both genders are seen as equal in the eyes of God, which is how Tacie Paul intended to raise her daughter. As a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mrs. Paul would sometimes bring Alice to the suffragist meetings. On this particular morning, Carrie Chapman Catt was giving a speech out in the clearing. “The veins of American women are not filled with milk and water....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Sister Sisters '

- The hit show "Sister Sister" aired between 1994 and 1999 starring Tia and Tamera two twins who were separated at birth and adopted by a different parent. The twins meet shopping at a clothing store in the mall; this encounter leads to the two families becoming one and living under one roof. Despite being fraternal twins, Tia and Tamera are completely different. Tia is extremely literate and from inner-city Detroit, while Tamera is mostly concerned with attractive males and comes from the Suburbs....   [tags: Gender role, Role, Gender, Gender identity]

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A Sister's Footprints Through Life

- A Sister’s Footprints Through Life Kimberly Daterria Williams age 28 born June 12, 1979; a sister of such great demeanor was always the perfect Sister. She appeared to have all the attributes of a saint: a great Christian life, grades any parent would be proud of, she knew just what to say to adults, and most of all she never made a mistake. If so one's little sister never knew of it....   [tags: Narrative Story]

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The Tv Show Sister Wives On The Tlc Network

- The hit TV show Sister Wives on the TLC network focuses on a family of twenty-two which consists of not one, not two, not three, but four women who serve as wives to husband Kody Brown. Polygamy has become an especially controversial topic throughout the press lately. Polygamy remains illegal in the United States, however an abundant amount of families found legal ways to practice it through religion. Although the act of polygamy remains illegal, enforcement of the crime has proved difficult as only one marriage is legal on paper, and the others are only spiritual wives, making it dificult for courts to punish....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Polygamy, Polygyny]

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The Other Sister

- The Other Sister is about a family with a sibling that has a developmental disability also known as mildly mentally retardation (MMR), mild developmental disability, or mild intellectual disorder (MID). Carla Tate is our main character that has MMR as a disability. She is a young women, twenty-four years old, with a slender but beautiful appearance. Carla has just graduated from a special education boarding school and is returning home to her family. Carla’s mother (Elizabeth Tate) is overbearingly protective, does not appreciate all of the abilities that Carla has acquired....   [tags: Film Review]

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The 1976 Film Carrie Directed by Brian de Palma

- Carrie (1976) The 1976 film Carrie was directed by Brian De Palma. The summary of the film is a young, quiet and timid 17-year-old girl name Carrie White. She experiences moments of insanity, she can move objects and make things happen unexpectedly. She has telekinesis that leads up to her ultimate revenge at the prom after a humiliating prank against her. Throughout the movie its form is to the climax of the devastating night at the prom, based on the torment and bullying that the “popular” girls pick on innocent/quiet Carrie....   [tags: insanity, telekinesis]

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Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

- Carrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King’s first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can see many similarities between the book ant the incident, the fact that they are gothic in nature in particular....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis Of Carrie Hintz 's ' Genders And Sexualities '

- Reading Chapter 11, “Genders and Sexualities,” written by Carrie Hintz was to construct and enact alternatives for these two traditional categories. Data is clearly indicated that sexual material is some of the most controversial content in literature. Children’s literature that is involved with adolescent’s childhood are key battlegrounds for attitudes about gender and sexuality. The significance of gender and sexuality in children’s literature is the persistent investment in what is perceived to be the innocence of children....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Gender studies, Gender role]

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Analysis Of Carrie Underwood 's View Of Surprises

- Despite having all the conditions for a living person, I have not truly live a life. All I did was repeating my routines day by day as what usual people would do. Until one day, I asked her to go on spring break with me in two weeks. Her name is Khanh. From the beginning until now she has brought rhythm into my life, which I needed to actually live. From then I have not been an introverted girl who always watching people and copy their activities silently. She stirred up my mind and made me never stop asking questions....   [tags: High school, Mobile phone, 2006 albums]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Sister Souljah '

- We all might not admit it but we have a favorite author that we must always read and follow. Something about them will make you still want to follow in whatever they write or say. Sister Souljah is one of those influential authors. Souljah is a strong, educated, opinionated black woman who sometimes is a threat to others. Some people consider her as racist because of her opinions and thoughts but she is entitled to a freedom speech, therefore she should not have to worry about people saying she is racist....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Romeo and Juliet, Love]

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Understanding A Conflict With My Sister

- Background The conflict I chose to analyze a conflict with my sister that also involved my brother. Basically, every Tuesday and Thursday morning my sister has class at 8 am at Concordia, so we share a car and leave at 7 am. My brother leaves for high school at around 7:10 am. For the whole semester, my sister and I have been getting late almost every Tuesday and Thursday. Since the beginning of the semester, we have made a plan that my sister wakes up the earliest, my brother wakes up at 6 am, and I wake up at 6:30 am....   [tags: Debut albums, Want, Sibling, WANT]

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My Sister And I Are Not Alike

- In many ways my sister and I are not alike but at the same time we also are. I chose to compare myself to my sister because I have known, grown up and made many memories with her. We have also had our fair share of fights so I somewhat know what we have in common. My sister and I are a few years apart from each other, like most kids are. Over the years we have grown to be much more alike, unlike our childhood we were not alike at all. When I was younger I loved going to the park, riding bike all around town unlike my sister and her friends they did more of the sitting around the house stuff, but we both loved going camping and canoeing with our parents....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Walking]

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My Sister And I Are Not Alike

- In many ways, my sister and I are not alike but at the same time, we also are. I chose to compare myself to my sister because I have known, grown up and made many memories with her. We have also had our fair share of fights so I somewhat know what we have in common. My sister and I are a few years apart from each other like most kids are. Over the years we have grown to be much more alike, unlike our childhood we were not alike at all. When I was younger I loved going to the park, riding bike all around town unlike my sister and her friends they did more of the sitting around the house stuff, but we both loved going camping and canoeing with our parents....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Walking]

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Make a Wish for My Sister

- When my sister was three she started getting very sick. My mom thought she just had the flu. We had no idea what was wrong she had flu like symptoms but it lasted more then a week and every time she would eat she would throw up. My parents took her to the doctors in Austin and they could not find why she was so sick. So then my parents brought her to Rochester to see if they could find out what was wrong. They said its not the flu its something else. They did some test and she had a CT scan of her head because of the symptoms....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Age Of My Oldest Sister

- Composition: (who is considered family, who lived in the household, etc.) The composition of my family unit growing up was two older sisters and three older brothers and I am the baby of the family out of six children. Of course, my parents and the family dog a dachshund named Snoopy was also the family as well we never had many animals and when the dog got hurt and got put to sleep we never got another dog. The difference in age between my sisters and I are 16 and 15 years apart and they got married and started families of their own and the age difference between me and my oldest niece is only four years apart....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, Parent]

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The Impact On Being A Big Sister

- The Impact on Being a Big Sister Personal Reflection “Aren 't we all pretty much equal now?”, for a long time I believed this to be true, much like many non-feminist activist. However, as I took on the role of being a big sister, this viewpoint changed. Once I became increasingly more involved in their activists, I witnessed many gender inequalities even within young children 's lives. By becoming aware of these societal inequalities I was able to adopt a feminist approach to issues. I began to become more involved in the inequalities that society places upon children and the gender stereotypes that they were becoming susceptible to....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sibling, Family]

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The Sister Of King Francis Of France

- The source I will be analyzing is a translated letter from Marie Dentiere to Marguerite de Navarre. The sister of King Francis of France. Marie was a converted Protestant who lives in Geneva. Marguerite was a Protestant sympathizer, so Marie was writing to her in hopes of doing two things. First, to ask Marguerite if she could convince her brother, King Francis to stop persecuting and expelling Protestants in the very Catholic France. Marie makes the point that since the beginning of Christianity, God has called upon people to spread his message and that Protestants in France are doing just that....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Bible]

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Moving : A Sister 's Goodbye

- Moving: A Sister’s Goodbye “This doesn’t feel real,” I thought. I was walking through the airport with my dad and my two younger siblings. Amaya, my younger sister, was carrying her suitcase. My brother and I, however, were not, nor was my dad. We went to the check-in desk and my dad requested an unaccompanied minor badge and three boarding passes. She printed out the passes and one plane ticket. “Amaya?” the ticket agent looked at us, trying to figure out who to give the badge to. Amaya raised her hand and took the badge....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Line, English-language films]

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My Family : My Sister

- My sister was always the person I looked up to. Since we’re only two years apart when we were younger, we shared a bedroom together growing up. When we were growing up my sister and I were extremely close, we wore the same clothes and pretty much did everything together. There was a time I remember my third grade teacher asking me “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” I responded “Just like my sister.” Even as a young child my sister had a lot of responsibilities one of them was helping my parents raising me....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Prison gang, Parent]

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My Mother And My Sister

- In my house as I was growing up it consisted mostly of just my mother and I. My father passed away when I was two years old from a massive heart attack and my two sisters are older than me by 22 and 15 years. My oldest sister, Jodi, was just finishing college when I was born and my other sister, Mary, moved out when she was 16 years old and in with who would later be her husband and their daughter. I grew up as an only child and my mother being an extremely quiet lady had a permissive parenting style; as we did not have many rules and my mother was a trusting individual....   [tags: High school, Parenting styles, Family, Parent]

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The Loss of My Sister

- When I look over my “ The Loss Of My Sister’ essay I wrote it makes me proud of myself to know I was that strong to write about such a close topic to me and my family. I always wanted to write the story of my sister but I never had an opportunity to. I always kept quite about the situation I went through because I did not want the sorrow and pity from others. When ever I did tell someone that I have a dead sister, they would respond “ I don’t know what to say other than I'm sorry” it makes me feel awkward because I don’t know if I say thank you or it’s okay....   [tags: personal account essay]

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My Mother And My Sister

- As I grew up it was just my mother and I that lived in the same household. My father passed away from a massive heart attack when I was two years old and my two sisters are older than me by 22 and 15 years. My oldest sister, Jodi, was just finishing college when I was born and my other sister, Mary, moved out when she was 16 years old and in with her soon to be husband and their daughter. I grew up as an only child and my mother being an extremely quiet lady had a permissive parenting style; as we did not have many rules because my mother was a trusting individual....   [tags: High school, Family, Parenting styles, Parent]

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I Was A Big Sister

- When I was two years old I was informed I was going to be a big sister soon. I was one of the most excited little girls someone could have ever met. I picked out matching shoes for us before he was even born and I’ve been told that before my parents even knew it was a little boy I just knew I would have a little brother, I would argue with anyone until I was blue in the face that it was going to be a boy and there was no chance of it being a girl. Well, I was correct and I loved being a big sister....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Birth order, Sibling rivalry]

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My Memories Of My Sister

- Me and my little sister have many memories together, some bad, some good, and some that are so embarrassing we agree to never bring them up. One memory that really stands out in my mind is the day my sister shot her first deer. It was an odd day, we did not argue once, and that is very unusual, due to our major differences. My little sister and I may look alike, but we are defiantly complete opposites. I wake up every day and coat my face with pounds of makeup, while she wakes up last minute and runs out of the door....   [tags: Hunting, Deer, The Blind, White-tailed deer]

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The Other Bronte Sister: Charlotte

- ... In, 1845 Charlotte had discovered her sister Emily had still been writing poetry, just like she did in their childhood, so Charlotte, Emily, and Anne obtained the idea of publishing a book of poems. At first their proposal to publish the book was turned down due to the Bronte’s publisher telling them it was improper to produce books by a woman, so they each created a pseudonym making them Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte and her sisters published their book of poems, however sales were low....   [tags: Enclish novelist and poet]

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My Family : My Sister

- I was born on April 6th, 1994 around nine o’clock at night. My sister was the one that convinced my parents to have another child, because she really wanted a little sister. I am the youngest of two and will always be seen as the baby in the family. I have had a very good life so far, with few big experiences that have helped develop into how I am today. Some of the major parts that have impacted me are; adding two other members into my family, having codependent tendencies with my best friend, the summer of 2014, and going to individual and group therapy....   [tags: Family, Thought, Mother, Foster care]

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My Sister and Best Friend

- Are we even related. Are we really sisters. You would think coming from the same parents and living together that we'd be clones of each other. But that's not the case here. My sister, Kelsey and I, are different in many ways but at the same time similar. It's weird to think our blood is the same but we are so different. As weird as it is, she's not only my sister, she's my best friend. Life wouldn't be the same without her in any way. She's my other half and she protects me. I love her and I'm truly thankful God chose her to be my sister....   [tags: relationship, differences, love]

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My Life Of My Sister

- When we all think back about our life we can think of one moment when everything seemed to change for the better or worse. When I look back on my life I notice June 20, 2014. My two nephews and niece were born. When my entire family first found out that my sister was having triplets the excitement was through the roof. As her pregnancy continued on the excitement stayed at a high level, but concern grew. The weight of carrying three babies was tough on my sister. It became such a problem that on April 23rd aka my birthday she had to be admitted to Good Samaritan in Cincinnati, Ohio....   [tags: Mother, Family, English-language films, Parent]

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The Little Sister: Beatrice d'Este

- The Renaissance time period that lasted from the 14th century through the 16th century in Italy was known as an age of cultural rebirth and gave way to the introduction to humanist thinking while Medieval Europe transformed to Early Modern Europe. Humanism beliefs were the values that emphasized the agency of a human and stressed rationalism over faith. Humanists of the Renaissance tended to have great power in society and were highly scrutinized for being too ambiguous in their beliefs by later historians....   [tags: renaissance, medieval europe, women]

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My Life With My Sister

- After 5 months of being broken up I finally found the courage to call Mia and I told her everything I felt about her and our situation, I told her I knew it was difficult because we weren’t physically together but we would be with each other soon and all the waiting would be worth it. Mia told me she knew no one was perfect, so she decided to give me another chance, she told me she couldn’t do without me, and I knew I didn’t want to be without her. I got my act straight again and stopped being in my bad ways, just to make her happy....   [tags: Love, Debut albums, Family, High school]

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My Sister Is Sick Child

- My Sister Is Sick Background When a child is sick, it takes a toll on not only that child individually but also the immediate and extended family, and the community who have a connection to the child. Studies show that 59% of children with a sick sibling present external symptoms of disruption and instability following a major diagnosis because those siblings feel neglected due to so much time and energy going into the sick child (Fleary & Heffer, 2013). Depression, bad behaviour and resentment are common symptoms that develop in siblings, leading to acting up for attention or not doing well at school (Fleming, 2014) (APA, 2016)....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Developmental psychology]

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The Reporter & the Screenwriter

- The late Steve Jobs in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University eloquently traced the imprint of a calligraphy class he had taken at Reed College years before to the creation of today’s worldwide standard in computer typography. Esteemed architect Frank Gehry can trace the imprint of his college job working in a museum to his current success, and moreover can trace the imprint of a different piece of art to each one of the buildings he has created. President Bill Clinton can trace the imprint of witnessing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I have a Dream” speech to his decision to devote his life to politics....   [tags: Analysis, Nathanael West, Crapa]

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Carry On, Sister Warrior

- Last month I attended my first ever Blissdom conference for female bloggers and enjoyed myself immensely. I met a slew of interesting and inspirational women, learned an assortment of tricks and tips of the blogging trade and connected with some stellar sponsors including Tim Hortons, MapleLeaf and Unicef. The best part of all this was the amazing women I met. Everyone was so friendly, with a quick smile and warm hello and introduction. It was a veritable potpourri of talented, passionate and committed women bloggers and I felt privileged to be in their company....   [tags: Blissom conference for female bloggers]

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The First World War

- World War I – Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail was the eldest of five being born on the 10th of December, 1877 in Clare, South Australia. Trestrail served in the First World War as a nurse following in her mother’s footsteps who was a trained nurse, Acting Matron of King Edward Hospital in Perth and also had involvement within the Red Cross and the Saint John’s Ambulance Services. Trestrail’s younger siblings also had involvement within the First World War with her two younger brothers; John Henry and Amarald Glen, serving in the royal Flying Corps and respectively, 1 Machine Battalion....   [tags: Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail, biography]

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Fear and Confusion in films Psycho and Carrie

- Fear and Confusion in films Psycho and Carrie In horror films, there is always one scene that opens up the perceived realm of normality to that of fear and confusion. Directors and authors alike use these scenes to show the change in the pace of the film. In both the movie Psycho (1960) and Carrie (1976), shower scenes are used to mark this epic turning point with sexuality, blood and voyeurism; the most important ingredients to horror. The idea of sneaking around and peering into forbidden places gives just about everyone a thrill....   [tags: Papers]

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The Women Behind Bonaparte

- It has been said that behind every great man there is a great woman, well in the case of the great General Napoleon Bonaparte there were at least three great women. Everyone knows what Napoleon was like leading the government and troops in battles but these women had the opportunity to know some parts of the real Napoleon or at least the parts that he let each different woman see. If you step back and look behind the curtain that was Napoleon’s personal life you will see the three main women who helped define who he was and how he is remembered in history....   [tags: General Napoleon Bonaparte, Wives, Sister]

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Carrie 's Bigger Stressors Of Life Are Managing Finances And Keeping The Family On Budget

- Carrie’s bigger stressors in life are managing finances and keeping the family on budget. She is not easily angered. When she is, she usually retreats until she can regroup. Carrie is a Caucasian woman. She is 5’3” tall, weighs 135 pounds, has light brown hair, and green eyes. PREVIOUS MARRIAGES: None. MARRIAGE OF APPLICANTS: Carrie and Matthew were married on March 28, 1998 in Mesa, Arizona (verified by Marriage License #219057). Carrie and Matthew met when a mutual friend arranged for a blind date....   [tags: Marriage, Love, American television actors]

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Sister Wives

- I was watching “Sister Wives” on TV when I realized what polygamy actually meant. The TV show is about Kody Brown and he has four wives and 16 kids all together. “What is polygamy?” You asked. It is a marriage which includes more than two partners and sometimes even more than that. When a man is married to one or more woman it is called polygyny, and when a women is married to more then one man it is called polyandry. If you don’t know what polygyny is it means “many women”. Polyandry means marriage....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Our Sister Trip

- Sister's Trip A year ago, my youngest sister Claudia and I decided to go to a beautiful city in Colombia called Santa Marta. We didn't know what to expect, or where to go, which was one of the best feelings ever. We were going to be able to explore a new place. We did some research to find some of the most beautiful places in the area, and many people suggested Tayrona Park. I already knew of Tayrona Park, and I wanted to do some more research to discover some different places. That is where I found Cabo De La Vela....   [tags: personal anecdotes and stories]

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Antoine Has A Relationship With His Sister

- Antoine has a rare relationship with his sister Melanie that most brothers and sisters do not have. While Antoine is at the hospital filling out his sister’s paperwork, he wonders how he was able to walk away from the car accident and his sister is hanging on for her life in surgery. Antoine cares for his sister in a way that not all siblings show each other. For this reason, Antoine needs Melanie to make it out of surgery; because she is the only link to Antoine past life with their mother. The novel begins with a surprise trip that Antoine has planned for Melanie’s 40th birthday....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Birth order, Want]

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My Sister's Keeper

- My Sister's Keeper is the story of Anna Fitzgerald, who by the age of thirteen has undergone many blood transfusions, numerous surgeries, and multiple bone marrow transplants. “Most babies are accidents, not me. I was engineered, born to save my sister’s life.” At the beginning of the movie Anna explains that she as conceived to be a donor for her sister, Kate. Kate is a 16 year old with renal failure due to a very rare form of leukemia. The girls' parents expect Anna to donate her kidney to help her sister....   [tags: Film, Anna Fitzgerald]

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My Sister : A Special Than Words

- A sister is someone who is more special than words. She is love along with ever lasting friendship and a million memories that will be treasured forever. My sister Jackie was this and more. She was a bubbly, smart, outgoing girl who everyone loved to be around. She had a strong passion for everything that she did and influenced many lives along the way. Ever since she was little, she knew exactly where she wanted to attend college, exactly what she was going to study, and the exact impact she wanted to make with her time there....   [tags: Cheerleading, Dance, Coco, High school]

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The Divine Sister Directed By Kate Ingram

- Have you ever wondered how nuns in all the classic films always seemed so righteous. How they were always portrayed as a genuine devoted follower that would live without sin. Well Charles Busch’s play The Divine Sister directed by Kate Ingram, addresses that issue, as the nuns appear more human like and riddled with concealed identities. Kate Ingram is able to emphasize these with the script, aesthetic aspects, and the cooperation of the audience. With these human emotions being portrayed, the audience can connect and understand that everyone has some sort of secret that they are burdened with, and must eventually overcome....   [tags: Performance, Theatre, Monastery, Emotion]

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Personal Narrative : My Sister And Mom

- My sister and mom have always wanted me to travel to Peru with them and I’ve always refused. I never wanted too because Peru brings back sad memories and it’s a constant reminder that my mom always preferred Peru over us. My sister traveled by herself over there and had an amazing time she said. My mom and little brother had also traveled and she made sure he had fun as well. When I was younger we use to travel every summer over there and always had a good time. After 12 years I decided to travel back to Peru to visit family members and friends whom I haven 't seen in a very long time....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, Parent]

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Baseball And Softball : Is The Sister Sport? Baseball?

- Softball is known as the sister sport to baseball. They look very similar but are very different. Some say that baseball is a lot harder than softball and some say the complete opposite. But to form an opinion a bunch of things come into factor to try figure and figure out which side you stand on. From the size of the ball to the size of the field these things play into factor of each opinion. Both baseball and softball have qualities that set them apart and that can make one more challenging than the other at times....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Baseball rules]

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Personal Statement : My Brothers And Sister

- My Siblings My brothers and sister are the best motivation to me. It is not every day that we get along but when we do then it is a good day. Every day they make me want do better, not only for myself but for my mom and them also. They encourage me to do better now so that my future is bright later on. Family is always the best to have on your team especially for their support because they genuinely mean it and you know that it is coming from their heart. I know I can count on all my brothers and sister to be there for me when no one else is because they are family....   [tags: Love, Debut albums, Interpersonal relationship]

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Relationship Between My Sister And I

- As an individual, I have had various kinds of relationships with different people who have come into my life. The relationship I have between my mother, sister, and coworker are all unique in different ways. The way that I communicate with them is both verbal and nonverbal, and much of the relationships are developed inwardly rather than simply what is perceived outwardly. How I interact and communicate with all of these people depends on the level of the relationship that I have with them. The relationship between my sister and I is very special to me....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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The Coldest Winter Ever By Sister Souljah

- When reading a book, is really hard to get the attention of the reader. Who is interested with hearing once upon a time. For me, I would eater the novel start off with something relatable then ease me into the plot. Life doesn’t always start off as a fairytale so I prefer that my novels don’t either. So while reading this novel, I was evaluating not only the author but the content and if it would live up to the hype. In “The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Souljah, her overall purpose in writing this book....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Protagonist, Novel]

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The Little Sister: Beatrice D'Este (1475-1497)

- THE LITTLE SISTER: BEATRICE D’ESTE (1475-1497) FYS: Are They Amazons. Women in Renaissance Italy The Renaissance time period that lasted from the 14th century through the 16th century in Italy was known as an age of cultural rebirth and gave way to the introduction to humanist thinking during the transition from Medieval Europe to Early Modern Europe. Humanism was the formation of values that emphasized the agency of a human and stressed the significance of rationalism over faith. Humanists of the Renaissance tended to have great power in society and were highly scrutinized for being too ambiguous in their beliefs by later historians....   [tags: women in Renaissance Italy]

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The Human Trafficking Organization : Sister Ping

- Women in every culture assume a significant role in human trafficking. But only in China has a woman been found at the top of a major transnational trafficking organization. Sister Ping was sentenced to thirty-five years’ imprisonment by an American court for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling, other smuggling charges, and money laundering after many Chinese died on her vessel the Golden Venture off the East Coast of the United States. Before this tragedy, she had run a highly successful multimillion-dollar criminal empire that stretched across several continents....   [tags: Human trafficking, Smuggling, People smuggling]

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