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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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my sister

- “The Life of Susan snow” susan snow was born on January 28, 1975. Her birth brought double the joy to her family who just minutes before had rejoiced upon the birth of her identical twin sister, rachelle. She was a small premature baby born nearly five weeks early and remained in NYU Medical Center for a week under careful scrutiny. Her father and four older siblings eagerly anticipated her arrival at home. The family resided in brooklyn, where they still make their home, and susan joined them there....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sister Revealed

- The Sisters Revealed Blog Sisters’ (www.BlogSisters.com) slogan “Where men can link, but they can’t touch” describes itself very well. The Website is a team blog with over one hundred registered female members of all ages who “come together to share knowledge, ideas, stories, conversation, wisdom, and the occasional dirty jokes” (Sessum). Jeneane Sessum founded Blog Sisters in February 2002 based on the premise that men bloggers outnumber women bloggers by a great amount. The Sisters come from diverse backgrounds but have a common passion for blogging....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Personal Narrative - Renewed Love for My Sister

- Personal Narrative- Renewed Love for My Sister "The essence of life is to be found in the frustrations of established order." -John Gardner "God, Kris, you are so disgusting!" I made a noise like a rhino in heat as I opened my mouth to reveal the large piece of orange gum that hung precariously from my tongue. "Thanks a lot, E. You're the one that called it an orange slug." We both let out an uproarious laugh and quickly quieted ourselves. The geriatrics nearby were looking at us again. Our stifled laughter was still loud enough to make passersby wonder about our sanity, and that was just the way we liked it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Sister Sorrow - Original Writing

- Sister Sorrow - Original Writing I was an idiot. How could I have been so horrible. I realised she was not her self anymore. The once jolly bright girl was now a fragile, weak person whose world had fallen upon her. I walked slowly to the glass window. I slowly pressed my fingers on the transparent frame. There I saw my little sister with wires connected all around. Her eyes were firmly shut. She looked as pale as a ghost. I walked up to the door and twisted the knob slowly. I walked in....   [tags: Papers]

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My Big Sister

- My Big Sister She was so concentrated on her task that at first she did not hear the quiet voice behind her. In one hand she held an enormous clear plastic bag, and with the other she was picking scarves off a display rack and haphazardly stuffing them into the bag. She worked quickly because after an hour in the town hall, she was ready to head home. An hour of speeches read in a passionate monotone had left her feeling a strange apathy. She usually enjoyed the annual Homeless Vigil, and had worked very hard to collect the hats and scarves she now treated with such indifference....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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My Sister's Wedding - Original Writing

- My Sister's Wedding - Original Writing In Mid September 1998 a telephone call to my mum and dad was change my family’s life for the next year and a half. My sister announced that she was getting married. I was nine at the time of the announcement and I found this also exciting because I would be getting a plane to go to England and it would be like a holiday as well. The biggest part of this wedding was the location because my sister lived in the south of England with her boyfriend....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay About Family: A Portrait of a Sister

- A Portrait of a Sister Sitting at my desk, trying to organize all my server sales reports from work, photo-copied papers, coupons, gift-certificates and important receipts, I start laughing to myself at how much I am like my sister. The sound of her soft voice echoes through my mind, “ Lee, photo-copy all these documents, and don’t forget to keep your receipts.” That is my sister’s fetish; anything important must be photocopied, unless a sin. It’s those little things she says and does that I have always teased her about that I find myself doing now....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family]

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Sister Parish and the Development of American Country Style

- Dorothy May Kinnicutt was an American interior decorator. She was born in New Jersey during the year 1910. Although her nickname may suggest someone of a religious background, whose life is dedicated to prayer and penitence. Sister Parish actually got her nickname from her childhood as she was commonly referred to as “Sister”. Her older brother came up with the nickname when she was younger, because she was the only girl in a family with five children. Sister got married to Harry Parish in 1930....   [tags: interior decoration and design]

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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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The Brave Sister in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... Minerva knew what was important to her and what she was fighting for. She believed in love and the revolution. Minerva stated, "I make a mental note that once I'm back, I'm going to make sure these girls are enrolled in school."(Alvarez 69) Minerva knew that her education and women's rights were important to her. She wanted everyone to have the same opportunities, in that way she was a hero. Minerva and Mama's conversation in the book showed Minerva's beliefs, "Mama sighs when I tell her that we have to come back tomorrow "Ay, m'ijita" she says....   [tags: heroine, hero, minerva]

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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Shows the Lives of Sister

- ... Palomino, though she didn't know who he was at the time, asked "Wasn't this the home of Manolo Tavarez?" (93). She does not know him, but she instantly knows she feels something for him. They continue talking every time he appears with another package for Manolo, and she knows she is in love with him. After some time, they get married on February 14th of 1958, and she knows she has found the one she wants to be with forever. As this is a day, Alvarez cites "The day of Lovers, February 14" (97)....   [tags: underground, mate, courage]

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Theodore Dreiser and Psychology

- At the time of Theodore Dreiser’s writings world culture was looking to find the psychological reasons for society’s miscreants. Psychology was the new science fad due to the popularity of Freud and other psychologists. People were beginning to delve into the world of the subconscious as the source of their troubles. No longer were all mental illnesses considered maladies of the brain. Some were being able to be treated through the treatment of the psyche, a Freudian term. Hypnotism was a popular method of therapy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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City Hunter

- The City Hunter is an action comedy movie starring international superstar Jackie Chan. This movie was made in Hong Kong in the early 90s. In this movie Jackie Chan played Hunter, a private detective with a good sense of humor and deadly kung fu skills. The story started out with a badly acted sketch of Hunter's partner being gunned down by four men with automatic weapons. With his last moment on earth, Hunter's partner made Hunter promise to take care of his little sister Carrie, and also not to seduce her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Feminist and Dialogic Approaches in The Fatal Sisters

- Feminist and Dialogic Approaches in The Fatal Sisters      Thomas Gray's method of transforming monological poems into intense psyche films is fascinating. While reading The Fatal Sisters, readers can actually engage in a mind performance because of the choices of words, vivid actions, social aspects, and mythology that Gray displays here. The feminist and dialogic approaches, applied together, help shape the realm of this poem into a complex event in history that still takes place today. The feminist approach reveals many things about this poem that would otherwise be overlooked....   [tags: The Fatal Sisters]

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Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic

- Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic. While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of "The American Dream" and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time period. Before Theodore Dreiser was born, his father, a devout German immigrant, lost everything when his large wool mill burned down (kirjasto.sci.fi 1)....   [tags: An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser Essays]

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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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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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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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Sister Souljah

- Many people have said and think Sister Souljah is a racist. She has made a statement to let people know she is not a racist. She considers herself of being a black sister with an unselfish heart and wants to be heard and will be heard. Sister Souljah has impacted and affected our society today. To some people she is a threat and some people admire her work, thoughts, and music. She has stated 'I am mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, intellectually, and academically developed and acutely aware of the condition of African people throughout the entire world"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sister Religions

- The Sister Religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often referred to as "sister religions" because they are closely related. However, several pronounced differences tend to alienate the three over the course of history, inducing each to alternate between periods of persecution and tolerance, even to today. Age, founder, population of believers, culture of origin, documentation, and differing views on the Messiah all factor in determining the differences and similarities between these three world religions....   [tags: Papers]

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Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride

- Wedding Speech by the Sister of the Bride For those of you that do not already know me I'm the bride's "slightly" older sister. When she first asked me to give her away I felt two things, the first was one of extreme and enormous pride that she'd asked me, and the second Was "Oh my God" I have to do a speech. But please don't worry, this won't take too long. I would like to thank the priest for a lovely service, the priest's boss for keeping an eye out on the weather, and the beautiful bridesmaid....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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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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Lost Sister by Cathy Songs

- Lost Sister by Cathy Songs Cathy Songs poem Lost Sister explores the lives of two generations of Chinese women. One generation chooses to leave China and begin a new life in America. the other chose to remain in China and experience her culture the way it was meant to be. This is a comparison of the two generations of women and how they are linked by culture and seperated by lifestyle. In China, women were put in subservient positions to society. They were quiet, obedient creatures who "gathered patience"....   [tags: Papers]

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Sister Callista Roy

- A recognized nurse theorist, researcher, writer and teacher Martha Elizabeth Rogers was born on May 12, 1914 in Dallas Texas as the first born daughter and oldest of four siblings of Mr and Mrs. Rogers. As the oldest of four siblings Sister Callista Roy was born on October 14, 1939 as the second child but first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fabien Roy. Devote Catholics her parents name her after Saint Callistus from a Roman Catholic Calendar of the day on which she was born. The daughter of a licensed nurse Callista was continuously taught the importance of knowing all you could about people, the care they needed and most importantly the selfless giving as a nurse....   [tags: Biography]

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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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My Family: My Miracle Sister

- On a hot Saturday afternoon of July 17, 1999 a miracle after the horrible accident happened. My sister terrified my family and I when she drowned in the 12ft. pool in our backyard when she was only 11 months old. We were having a big family BBQ everyone was invited to come over to have a good time. That day the filters in the pool had stopped working and the pool had been a bit foggy to the point where you couldn’t see anything in the pool. My mom was very hesitant to let us go swimming because of how foggy the pool had been....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sister of the Groom Ladies and Gentlemen you'll be pleased to know I am only going to speak for a couple of minutes because of my throat..... if I go on too long Angie has threatened to cut it. However, before I begin, on behalf of John and Angie I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this the special day that it is - and I think we can all agree it has been splendid so far. Well, I knew it would be difficult to follow a speech made by John and I was right .......   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

- A Brother and Sister Relationship in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams In the play, "The Glass Menagerie", the characters and relationships between them are very unique. Two unique characters that have a very strong relationship are the brother Tom, and his sister, Laura. Tom is a confused, young man who supports his sister. Laura, his sister, has very low-self esteem and does nothing but sulk around the house all day. Their mother Amanda, is absolutely a lunatic. She is obsessive and controlling to her children, because she wants them to live the life she wanted to live....   [tags: Glass Menagerie Williams]

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Conflict in Franz Kafka´s The Metamorphosis

- ... Grete's actions soon become routine, she is only doing what she can to claim that she has completed her goal of family duty. This eventually leads to conflict with Gregor and his sister because it makes Gregor suffer seeing his sister experience a disturbing site. This transformation makes him and his sister more distant, which contributes to the deeper meaning of isolation. Gregor felt only close to his sister, before and after his transformation, but now his sister is starting to resent him....   [tags: support, sister, father, mother]

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book report- my sister my sorrow

- Book Report “My Sister, My Sorrow” by Bebe Faas Rice, explores the natural human reactions to death, sickness and love. It delves into sibling rivalry, adolescent fear and stereotypes and gives insight into how beautiful the world seems when your life is on the line. “Leukemia is one of those diseases that creep up on you suddenly and catch you by surprise” ‘The story revolves around her thoughts and feelings towards friends, family, the meaning of life, depression, love, jealousy, cancer, etc....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking

- Sister Helen Prejean's Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking was an autobiography written by Sister Helen Prejean. The novel tells about Prejean's life in dealing with her intimate journey through her dealings with capital punishment. Prejean was a Roman Catholic nun that worked in St. Thomas. She worked in a New Orleans housing project for black residents. In January of 1982, Prejean was asked to be a pen pal with a death row inmate named Pat Sonnier. Prejean accepted because she believed that the work seemed to fit with what she was doing at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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I Promise: A Promise I Could Not Keep to My Sister

- ... 3 months earlier “Come on Brianna, you’re never ready!” “I’m almost done, stop complaining!” “I’ll look better than you anyway, so why try?” “We’re twins, stupid!” ( her favorite line to say when I say I look better than her) Moments later we were finally on our way to the party. Music blasting, we were talking and laughing like we always did. We finally convinced our parents of letting us drive the car, well mostly me since I was licensed. When we pulled up to the party, Brianna became nervous....   [tags: twin, life, druck, drive]

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Adulery and Death

- Adultery and Death Many novels in American Literature contain the theme of the American Dream and how this dream is corrupted by the sins of adultery. In the novels Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many of the character’s ideal lives are destroyed through their desire to attain someone that they cannot be with. Through their lust and their belief that anything is attainable, the characters of Hurstwood, Dimmesdale, and Gatsby ultimately pay the price of death through their “dream”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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My Sister

- Have you ever wondered how something so little could affect your life so much. Well on June XX, 199X, a beautiful baby girl was born with big brown eyes crystal clear yet pure in color. Gentle skin and soft brown hair, this sweet infant would soon become the most important thing in the world to me. The opportunity to influence the life of my sister will probably be the most worthwhile experience I will ever encounter. Starlin is an important person in my life because, she has taught me so much, she is my best friend, and I know I can always count on her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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