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Voices from the Past in Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Voices from the Past in The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky   Once upon a time there was the West, and the West was wild. Trails needed to be blazed, and Indians to be fought. To overcome such hardships and obstacles, men needed to be just as tough, rugged, and untamed as the landscape that they braved. In a time when American people needed heroes, those men who conquered the Western frontier became the objects of admiration and wonder. Furthermore, they set a standard of physical strength and violent self-reliance to be met by anyone who decided to settle in the West for it was a place of toughness, conflict, and courage....   [tags: bride comes yellow sky]

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The Many Meanings of Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- The Many Meanings of The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is a tale about a town sheriff, Jack Potter, who is returning home from a trip where he has married. Jack returns shamefully with his new wife of little worldly experience. The town of Yellow Sky knows Jack as the fearless Marshal who is never afraid to stare down the barrel of a gun. Jack's return to Yellow Sky happens to be at a time when the town drunk, Scratchy Wilson, is looking for a gunfight....   [tags: bride comes yellow sky]

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Inevitability of Change in Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Inevitability of Change in Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Humans are creatures of habit. In his work "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," Stephen Crane considers this apparent truism as well as its sometimes unfortunate consequences. In the story, Scratchy Wilson and Jack Potter face a dramatically changing society. Although their actions and emotions concerning the changes in their town differ, Scratchy and Potter are both very fearful of the inescapable easternizing influences. Through Scratchy and Potter's embracing of the Old West, their responses to the East, and their optimism, Stephen Crane illustrates that whether attachment or resistance exists, change is inevitable....   [tags: bride comes yellow sky]

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Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky

- Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," as well as his other Western stories, owe much to Mark Twain's approach to the West. According to Eric Solomon, "both authors…used humor to comment on the flaws of traditional fictional processes" (237). While employing parody of the Western literary tradition, Crane also uses realism to depict the influence of the East on the West. In "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," Stephen Crane uses symbolism to develop his study of the changes effected on the West and the roles of its inhabitants by the encroachment of eastern society....   [tags: Stephen Crane Bride Comes Yellow Sky]

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Nasty Trick in Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Nasty Trick in Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky "The great Pullman was whirling onward with such dignity of motion that a glance from the window seemed simply to prove that the plains of Texas were pouring eastward" (91). Boom. We're on a train witnessing the liquid landscape of Texas. This fact is all Stephen Crane chooses to tell us. In fact, he doesn't even use the word "train" until the ninth paragraph when he is writing dialogue for the man who is the betrothed to the woman implied in the title of the piece, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky." We learn in the second paragraph that the couple is on a coach from San Antonio and that "the man's face was reddened from many days...   [tags: Bride Comes Yellow Sky Essays]

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Summary Of ' The Bride Comes With Yellow Sky ' And Eveline '

- ... Eveline left behind two siblings and her father. She also had two other siblings who preceded her in death. After the passing of Eveline’s mother, Eveline’s father became an alcoholic. Since Eveline was responsible for keeping the house and the family as one, she worked hard to provide for everyone. Though her job did not cover everything for their household, she would ask her father for money to help. If it was a Friday night, it was very problematic to get money from him due to his alcoholism....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, American films]

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The Opening Sentence of Crane’s The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Movies and books, about tales of the Old West, are still popular today. Western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century. Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" depicts the influence of the East on the West. It is interesting to note that the general concept and the dominant theme of the story can be summarized in the very first sentence, which provides the general framework for the whole story....   [tags: literary analysis, influence of East on West]

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Comparing Marriage in Eveline and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Comparing Marriage in Eveline and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky         At times, a marriage may be motivated by feelings other than romantic love. Themes of alternative motivations for marriage are explored in the literary works, "Eveline" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky". Also, in each of these stories, the decisions of a principle character is greatly influenced, by the opinions of others concerning marriage.             Sometimes people do not marry to be with one that they love, instead, they marry to flee a place or a person that they dislike....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Character and Setting Analysis of Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

- Character and Setting Analysis of Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Setting and characters go hand in hand in The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky. With Each new setting there is at least one new character development. A new setting in each part of the story makes for diverse settings and characters. From a train leaving San Antonio to around the corner in a small town in Texas, a drunken gunslinger to negro waiters, this story has it all. This story begins on a train specifically in a parlor car. This is where Jack Potter and his new bride are first introduced though his name is not yet given and hers never is....   [tags: essays research papers ]

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Poetic Perspectives on the Sky

- The Sky is the same everywhere. It is unchanging through time, a silent witness of the ages, quietly documenting the rise and fall of men and nations while forever floating thoughtfully above and around the Earth. There is a sense of history about the Sky. This is the same Sky that was here two hundred years ago when Volta trapped lightning, or two thousand ago, when Jesus spoke his Sermon on the Mount. It was here before Jesus of course, even before the Earth or the Stars. Right from the beginning of time it was here and there and quite everywhere and all over the place....   [tags: The Sky]

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William Goldman's The Princess Bride

- In the story “The Princess Bride” we read of action and adventure, and if you have watched the movie you have a very romantic view of the tale. Before I read the book that was my view, which after reading the book, I found to be incomplete. Fortunately, I have read the book and my view of this adventure has changed from a less romantic one to a more realist thought. I believe that what William Goldman was trying to tell us, in his book version of the story, is that life is made up of reality, sprinkled with what I would call romanticism of the realist....   [tags: The Princess Bride]

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The Hero Journey in Princess Bride

- The Hero Journey undergoes different points in someone’s life. In 1949 a man named Joseph Campbell shared Mythic and Archetypal principals with the world. Christopher Vogler fulfilled all of the Hero Journey steps. In the Princess Bride film directed by Robert Reiner is based on the book written by William Goldman. In the film Westley the farm boy leaves the farm, and goes on an adventure to provide for his true love. Westley is a Campbellion a Hero because the story has Mythic and Archetypal principals and follows most of the twelve stages of the Hero Journey.Westley begins his Hero Journey with a call to adventure out of his ordinary world.Westley is a farm boy, who works for a beautiful g...   [tags: Princess Bride Analysis]

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The Processional "Here Comes the Bride" and the Recessional "The Wedding March."

- The processional “Here Comes the Bride” and the recessional “The Wedding March.” I am writing why the processional “Here Comes the Bride” and the recessional “The Wedding March” are being prohibited in the Catholic Church. As a catholic girl, I have always dreamed of walking down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride,” and leaving the wedding to “The Wedding March.” This was to be the moment that I could cherish , the moment that would be unforgettable. Now that I am ready to be married, is when I am upset that these two songs are no longer allowed in the Catholic Church....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Movie Review: Runaway Bride

- Julia Roberts, Richard Gere starring movie “ runaway bride” is reviewed by a lot of people. Many of these reviews are acceptable though a lot more are very much out of context and have no sense of understanding for the multi starer movie. Review One such review came across my sight. This review is by Cynthia Fuchs Pop Matters Film Editor taken from http://popmatters.com/film/reviews/r/runaway-bride.html. The lady has no doubt reviewed the movie but the review, which comprises of around 9 paragraphs, has more than 5 paragraphs containing nothing but her sympathies and care for Julia Roberts, the main lead of the movie....   [tags: julia roberts, runaway bride, filming]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Great Book for High Schoolers

- “Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay“, (Something Wicked This Way Comes . Jake Clayton , Walt Disney Productions, 1983). Ray Bradbury’s novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a science fictional/ fantasy novel about an ongoing battle between good and evil. Jim Nightshade and Jim Halloway are two young boys who are about to undergo a life-changing experience as well as the town of Greentown, Illinois....   [tags: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury, ]

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The Satirical Theme of The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

- Satire with a funny twist. In the novel The Princess Bride, William Goldman satirizes both fairy tales and the standard literary process through his characters and their actions. Westley, a poor farmer, falls in love with the far from perfect maiden, Buttercup, but has to sail away in order to find his fortunes. Years later, Buttercup, thinking that Westley abandoned her, is forcibly engaged to Prince Humperdinck, a cruel and calculating man. Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo, three mysterious kidnappers, abduct the princess in hopes of causing war between the great nations of Guilder and Florin....   [tags: The Princess Bride, William Goldman]

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The Boy Who Fell Out Of The Sky by Ken Dornstein

- The Boy Who Fell Out Of The Sky by Ken Dornstein Picture yourself, for a moment, among 243 passengers on a Boeing jumbo jet. It is two days before Christmas of 1988, and you are excited to see your family in New York. You are sitting comfortably in your coach class window seat in row 40, reading a poetry book by Charles Baudelaire. It’s 7:00 pm and about 35 minutes after takeoff; the plane is just leveling off at its cruising altitude. You hear the captain throttle back the engines now. Everything is perfect in this aircraft; in fact, it’s not really an aircraft at all....   [tags: Boy Fell Sky Dornstein]

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Analysis of Women Hold Up Two-Thirds of the Sky

- Analysis of Women Hold Up Two-Thirds of the Sky The essay " Women Hold Up Two-Thirds of the Sky - Notes for a Revised History of Technology " was written by Autumn Stanley in 1983. She begins with a few quotes, which are extremes in sexist views on history and technology. She then states the purpose of her article. The purpose is to imagine what this revised history would look like. She makes the claim that the " very definition of technology would change , from what men do to what people do." By doing this, she makes the broad assumption that the majority of people define technology as what men "do"....   [tags: Women Hold Sky Papers]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Bride '

- ... This celebration can last from one to several days depending on the social status of families, and is a large and very formal celebration full of music to celebrate the successful marriage. This is the first public appearance of the bride and groom together. Following the traditional religious beliefs, no alcohol is supposed to be served, and the food, for certain castes, is vegetarian. A big buffet is served to honor and thank the guests for their kindness, and the newlyweds cut the cake, and receive gifts....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Arranged marriage, Hinduism]

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The Descent Into Psychosis And The Yellow Wallpaper

- ... She also explains how she was to have little social interactions. Many people do not understand treatment plans, and isolation was often one of the hardest to follow. Mental illness is a horrible disease that is only made worse when it is misdiagnosed. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator and her husband, John, are struggling to deal with her postpartum depression. John is a physician, and he feels like he knows the best treatment for her depression. Even though he feels like there is nothing really wrong with her and constantly reminds her of this....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins

- ... Again, the narrator not only performs something to please her husband but she says that her husband suggested her to neglect complete self-control. In real life when a person is being told to neglect all self-control and take medications instead, it makes the person do something out of his/her free will. In brief, the narrator is responding to all the orders that her husband requests her. In page 649 the narrator shows this response when she writes, “There comes John, and I must put this away,-he hates to have me write a word.” The narrator enjoys expressing herself through her writing but she stops doing it because her husband does not like her to do it, this is another proof to John’s...   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Feminist Perspective on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Yellow Wallpaper, Written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is comprised as an assortment of journal entries written in first person, by a woman who has been confined to a room by her physician husband who he believes suffers a temporary nervous depression, when she is actually suffering from postpartum depression. He prescribes her a “rest cure”. The woman remains anonymous throughout the story. She becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper that surrounds her in the room, and engages in some outrageous imaginations towards the wallpaper....   [tags: the yellow wallpaper]

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Critical Analysis of the Story The Sky is Gray by Ernest Gaines

- Critical Analysis of the Story The Sky is Gray by Ernest Gaines The title of the story “The Sky is Gray” by Ernest Gaines is ironic. It suggests at first the bleak mood of the story but also hints at hope in the future. Just as the clouds clear after a storm, James finds out on his trip to Bayonne that the stormy clouds that are his life are parting to let some sunshine through. Throughout the whole story, a very bleak mood is portrayed. The setting contributes to this gloominess. For example, the weather is awful....   [tags: The Sky is Gray Ernest Gaines Essays]

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Eudora Welty's The Bride of the Innisfallen

- Eudora Welty's The Bride of the Innisfallen Suzanne Marrs' critical essay, "Place and displaced in Eudora Welty's The Bride of the Innisfallen," makes the claim that "Welty's increased sense of self- confidence as a writer was a determining factor in the new patterns her stories would follow. [Welty's] travel, for extended periods and to faraway lands influenced her fiction in dramatic ways" (Marrs 1). This statement is true. Previously the setting for the majority of Welty's writing took place in the place she knew the best, her home....   [tags: Eudora Welty The Bride of the Innisfallen]

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Significance of the Earth and Sky in the Film Yellow Earth

- Significance of the Earth and Sky in the Film Yellow Earth Yellow Earth is a foreign film that takes place in China. Although the film was made in the 80’s there is a timeless feeling to the movie, as if the events could be happening at any time. The movie follows a soldier, referred to as Brother Gu as he travels China’s poorer regions recording folk songs. During his travels he stays with a family. While witnessing the poverty of their daily lives, Gu begins to speak about the benefits of the army he is with, the Communists, for the commoners....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Yellow Wallpaper : Oppression Of The Narrator And The Progression Of Her Psychological Deterioration

- ... It has long been hoarse and weak from crying, but still it cries, and who can say when it will be comforted. And Varka wants to sleep” (Chekhov). Therefore, Varka’s pattern of sleep deprivation directly correlates with the crying of the baby. As Varka fights to stay awake with the baby each night, her eyes seem to be drawn to a “great green spot” on the ceiling. This green spot symbolizes the weakening of Varka’s psychological state, resulting from the sleep deprivation and physical abuse she regularly endures....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Death Comes for the Archbishop: Not a Novel

- Death Comes for the Archbishop: Not a Novel If someone felt compelled to classify Death Comes for the Archbishop as a type of novel, the most likely candidate would be a regional novel. Clearly, the setting and local color of this work make the region a critical component. However, before classifying the work as a type of novel, it must be determined whether it is a novel or, as Miss Cather has asserted, a narrative. Based on the structure and content of the book, it does not meet the classical definitions of novel and plot, so would lend itself more accurately to Miss Cather's classification....   [tags: Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Analysis Of ' The Bride '

- ... But she is not any more monstrous than those who massacred her entire family and beat her nearly to death when she was about to give birth to her baby. She has no compassion for them which does seem monstrous, but it does not make her monstrous because she is seeking vengeance for a much harsher crime. Getting revenge on the people who took the lives of everyone she loved seems to be the only way she can have any control over her loss and honor their lives. The loss of her unborn child is emphasized as her most significant will to vengeance....   [tags: KILL, Murder, Assassination, Bill]

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Death Comes for the Archbishop: A Narrative or a Novel. Is it a narrative or a novel. Few questions have caused me this much trouble. It became apparent to me that Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop would not be an easy piece of literature to classify. Within just a few pages, it became apparent that this piece of literature is more than either category will allow. While reading the pages of this story I get the feeling that I am not reading a novel, rather it is a series of short stories....   [tags: Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- ... One source I found to back up my views of feminism in Gillman’s writings was William Ames’ “On Feminism and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Gillman.” Ames writes that The Yellow Wallpaper is feminist text that tells the story of a woman’s struggles against male-centric thinking and societal ‘norms’. I agree with this stance because in the times that Gillman lived in, the men ran the household. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator often tells of conflicts she has with her husband and her brother (both doctors)....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gillman

- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, is a feminist short story. It is about a woman who is mentally ill and gets misdiagnosed by her controlling husband. He puts her in a room saying doing nothing will cure her. While in the room she becomes captivated by the yellow wallpaper. She starts to see a trapped woman in the wallpaper. The woman’s obsession over the wallpaper and imprisonment in the room causes her to lose her mind. She has fallen victim to her madness in her desire to let the woman out the wallpaper....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman details a semi-autobiographical, yet fictional, story of a woman suffering from neurasthenia and postpartum depression after her pregnancy. The story is told from the woman 's point-of-view from her journal entries, which are written in secrecy. Her husband secluded her in a special room and took multiple precautions in an attempt to cure her of her depression. The treatment that the woman underwent in the story was referred to as "rest cure" during the late 1800s and was later abandoned as a practice....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Comparing The Yellow Wallpaper And Story Of An Hour

- ... This tight bond of marriage caused tension in these two characters. Their personal freedom was severely restricted. For Mrs. Mallard, marriage was a curse to be reckoned with. She knew inside that her marriage was wrong, but she could not express her feelings openly. Her husband was not a bad man, but he was in the way. After hearing about her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard comments, “now there would be no powerful will bending her in that blind persistence with which men … believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature” (Chopin 72), Her husband definitely was a thorn in her back....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- ... The character rarely gets any visitors, Though her mother does pay her a visit later In the story there isn 't much detail beyond that. She spends most of her time isolated and alone, left with only the wallpaper to occupy her. As the story gains momentum and the character 's condition grows worse, she begins to take refuge in sleep, and looses some of her energy. The smallest tasks grew more difficult for her with each passing moment. It is apparent from the beginning that Gilman 's character has an active imagination....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- ... There are things in that paper which nobody knows but me, or ever will. Behind that outside pattern the dim shapes get clearer every day” (Gilman). Here we start to see the delusions of the narrator. Which leads me into my next topic. The insanity that is driven though isolation. In the story the narrator is sealed in a room with bars on the windows. This resembles a modern day prisoner in a jail cell. She is told not to do anything but rest. This type of isolation and cutting off of the senses will no doubt drive any person mad....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Analysis of Lufthansa Service Holding Sky Chefs

- 2002 was a very hard year for airlines, and this trend will continue for a long time. It is true that since September 2002, we have seen double digit passenger growth rates again, but these figures are deceiving as they only compare current rates with figures taken after September 11th. Neither do we expect a substantial growth in the market in 2003. Attacks in Iraq add to the skepticism. This also entails the food industry for airline industry, which is also known as the airline catering. Sky Chefs was initially firmly incorporated in 1942 as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines....   [tags: sky chefs, airline catering, airline industry]

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Charlotte Gilman 's The Yellow Wallpaper

- ... She divorced her first husband in 1892 and then got remarried in 1900 to George Giliam. In 1935, “suffering from advanced breast cancer, she committed suicide and left behind a note that read, ‘I have preferred chloroform to cancer’” (Lutes 3). Melissa Etheridge once said, “all men, and women, and everything in between are created equal.” During the eighteenth century, women were known to be homemakers and do all the labor around the house. They would follow everything their husbands told for them to do because it was a male-dominated society at the time....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper, The Birthmark, and The Goose Girl

- There have been various analysis based on these three stories and the characters involved: “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “The Birthmark,” and “The Goose Girl”. This paper will focus on analysis based on figurative languages used either consciously or unconsciously, the passivity of the characters, motivations, role performed in the story, and the agendas used by the various authors. The point of this analysis is to show how various authors have used short stories to give the world a diverse message that can be spun in many different directions....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, The Birthmark]

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American Individualism in The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- What is individualism. Individualism is to be self-reliant, and a better principle of being independent. The typical American, most of the time, consider themselves as a independent “individual”. Arguably, most Americans are in the middle of individualism, and collectivism. In today’s society our generation is in the middle of individualism and collectivism. Which is a paradox, because how can we be one thing but then turn around and be another. The idea of individualism is that you as an individual are more important than society, and you work to get where you want to get in life....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop - A Narrative

- Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop - A Narrative As I was gathering information on the World Wide Web for my discussion for class, I encountered snippets of the debate as to the classification of Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop. Having "thumbed through" a few arguments and some reader responses to her books and having read the work, I have come to a safe conclusion: If Cather would like her book remembered as a narrative, then we should respect her wishes and let it lie at that. The reason....   [tags: Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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The Robber Bride

- Depending on how you look at Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride, Timson calls it an 'upmarket melodrama'; whereas Martin refers to it as a novel 'confronting politically correct feminism';. The truth is it isn't either of these. While some of the situations are greatly exaggerated, this book comments on the way that women interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. Atwood tells the story of three women, and how they are drawn together because they have all been double-crossed by a mutual female friend, Zenia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper Gender played a very large role in the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It symbolizes the way women were viewed in the 1800’s by society and most importantly, men. The narrator in the story believes that she is sick with a nervous condition. Her husband being a physician, down plays it and forces a treatment of completely isolating her in a room from the outside world, as well as restricting her from being active and writing. As the narrator writes in her hidden journal, we start to discover how peculiar she really is when she becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper And Sigmund Freud 's The Uncanny

- ... She first sees a confusing pattern and as she follows the pattern she sees a woman behind the wallpaper. The narrator describes the woman in the wallpaper as a ‘creeper’ and also admits that she has same habit of creeping as well. “I see her on that long road under the trees, creeping along, and when a carriage comes she hides under the blackberry vines. I don 't blame her a bit. It must be very humiliating to be caught creeping by daylight . I always lock the door when I creep by daylight” (Stetson 654)....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Princess Bride

- Almost every movie today is about the hero getting the girl. The concept has been overused and has now become a stereotypical ending for most films. It is creating a society that thinks true love will come and sweep everyone off of their feet “just like in the movies”. Looking into the past, examples of these types of movies are still present. The movie, The Princess Bride, conforms to the concept that the villain turns into a hero, and always gets the damsel in distress. “It’s a love story, a slap-stick comedy, and even a little action.” (Mac) As You Wish: Westley and Buttercup in The Princess Bride) It illustrates a basic love story with a similar ending, making it an unoriginal film....   [tags: stereotype, damsel in distress, hero, villain]

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Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays - Schizophrenia in The Yellow Wallpaper

- Schizophrenia in The Yellow Wallpaper                 Throughout history people have always seemed to follow what notions that were considered "cool". Though I doubt that "cool" was the word used to describe these notions they were still there in some form or another. One of the greatest farces ever committed in the name of these popular perceptions was medicine. At that time, medicine that was on the cutting edge seem to have always involved some sort of noxious chemical or a typically atrocious diet....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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The Bride Price

- Throughout the world, there are numerous cultures that practice various customs and traditions. These cultures have often set up guidelines for the people of the society to follow and adhere to. Some societies practice their customs and traditions in a more lenient manner. On the other hand, some societies are very strict with their practices and strive to maintain and preserve their culture by teaching the customs to the people and practicing them frequently. Such is the case in the Nigerian society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Okonkwo]

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The Feminist Element of Eudora Welty's The Bride of Innisfallen

- The Feminist Element of Eudora Welty's The Bride of Innisfallen Suzanne Marrs' work, "Place and the Displaced in Eudora Welty's The Bride of Innisfallen, focuses on Welty's settings in the collection specifically Welty's departure from using her native Mississippi. Marrs recounts the events of Welty's life in the early 1950s, the time Welty wrote these stories, and how her journeys in Europe influenced The Bride. But one important element of Marrs' critique gets buried within the text, the feminist element of Welty's technique which gives the women of Homer's Odyssey a voice, especially Circe....   [tags: Eudora Welty The Bride of Innisfallen]

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Original Wedding Toasts – Groom to Bride, Bride to Groom

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop A novel should be something that is easy to define. One would expect the novel to have a plot, a central theme, a central character and a consistent style. The truth is that all of these things are important but not specifically necessary. Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop cannot be easily classified as a novel in normal terms. It lacks a central plot that carries the work from beginning to some sort of an ending. It does, however, contain central characters, themes, and a clearly consistent style, but the story that is told consists of small vignettes....   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop Upon reading and reflecting on Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, I have a hard time classifying this piece of literature as a novel. Indeed, Death Comes for the Archbishop seems more like a collection of anecdotal stories than a novel of conventional form. Harmon and Holman's A Handbook to Literature says the term novel, is "used in its broadest sense to designate any extended fictional narrative" (350). While DCA certainly fits this most general of definitions, its unconventional structure -- the seeming lack of a general plot and obvious climax, its continual digressions from Bishop Latour's present to the anecdotal episodes of h...   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: Novel and Narrative I found these definitions at an online guide to free online dictionaries: Main Entry: nar·ra·tive Pronunciation: 'nar-&-tiv Function: noun Date: 1566 1 : something that is narrated : STORY 2 : the art or practice of narration 3 : the representation in art of an event or story; also : an example of such a representation - narrative adjective - nar·ra·tive·ly adverb Main Entry: novel Function: noun Etymology: Italian novella Date: 1639 1 : an invented prose narrative that is usually long and complex and deals especially with human experience through a usually connected sequence of events 2 : the literary genre consist...   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop In a 1927 letter, Willa Cather wrote that her book, Death Comes for the Archbishop, that "many of the reviews of this book begin with the statement: 'This book is hard to classify.' Then why bother. Many more assert vehemently that it is not a novel. Myself, I prefer to call it a narrative." (On Writing 12). The questions pertaining to whether or not it is a novel or why does Cather herself call it a "narrative" can be strange ones. First, breaking down the question of if it was or wasn't a novel....   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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The Oppression of Wives in Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Gillman's The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Short Story, The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Path into Madness in The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Path into Madness in The Yellow Wallpaper       In the late 1800's/early 1900's, when Charlotte Perkins Gilman experienced her episode of "temporary nervous depression" (Gilman 885), and wrote her autobiographical short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," the workings of the mind were mysteries that few medical people attempted to investigate. A patient who was poor and ill-educated and exhibiting signs of mental disorder was institutionalized -- ala Bedlam. The patient who was rich, educated, and/or from a "good family" was called eccentric and given a prescription for complete mental rest and controlled physical exercise combined with the consumption of phosphorus enriched tonics....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Expresses Her Beliefs Through The Narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper

- The narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is one of the most interesting and disturbed characters of any story that I have ever read. She is never given a name and she changes throughout the story, giving us no consistent character. This story is a representation of how being locked up and controlled can affect the way someone thinks and feels. The narrator is presented as a normal person at the beginning, but we quickly find out that she has many problems that only worsen and affect everyone around her....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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The Subjugation of Women in The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Subjugation of Women in The Yellow Wall Paper                 In the nineteenth century, women in literature were often portrayed as submissive to men. Literature of the period often characterized women as oppressed by society, as well as by the male influences in their lives. The Yellow Wallpaper presents the tragic story of a woman's descent into depression and madness. Gilman once wrote "Women's subordination will only end when women lead the struggle for their own autonomy, thereby freeing man as well as themselves, because man suffers from the distortions that come from dominance, just as women are scarred by the subjugation imposed upon them" (Lane 5)....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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The Power Struggle in The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Power Struggle in The Yellow Wallpaper      The story "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a story about control. In the late 1800's, women were looked upon as having no effect on society other than bearing children and keeping house. It was difficult for women to express themselves in a world dominated by males. The men held the jobs, the men held the knowledge, the men held the key to the lock known as society  - or so they thought. The narrator in "The Wallpaper" is under this kind of control from her husband, John....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Search For Freedom in The Yellow Wallpaper

- The “Yellow Wall-Paper” is a reflection of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal situations, regarding the protection of the rights of woman. She provides a critique on traditional feminine roles, and women’s desperation to get out of them. In the short story, the author depicts the idea that women conforming to the norms of society can be driven to destruction. Her criticism  of gender conflicts is portrayed through the journal entries of the narrator. In order to illustrate her feminist concerns about gender equality, Gilman employs the characters of John, Jennie, and the narrator....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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- Father LaTour as the Hero in Death Comes for the Archbishop In Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, the heroic ideal whose definition began with Moby-Dick is again viewed. Father LaTour is clearly seen as having an elevated status, concern and understanding for the people, and a desire to make a lasting mark on the land that becomes his home. These characteristics were seen in differing ways in both Ahab and Jo in Little Women. In The Red Badge of Courage, the concept of courage in the hero was addressed....   [tags: Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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The Language and Syntax of The Yellow Wallpaper

- From the minute you read the read the first paragraph until you finish the last sentence, Charlotte Gilman captures her reader s attention as her character documents her own journey into insanity in The Yellow Wallpaper.   As her character passes a seemingly indefinite amount of time, it becomes clear that her husband s treatment is affecting her.  Gilman is able convey the narrator s changing mental state through language and syntax.     Gilman manipulates the reader s perspective throughout her story as she immediately introduces us to her world.  Language plays an important role as a normal woman assesses her husband s profession and her own supposed illness.  The narrator comes across in...   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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Rewriting The Yellow Wallpaper

- Rewriting  "The Yellow Wallpaper"        Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman rank as two of the most outstanding champions of women's rights who were active during the nineteenth century. Both professed a deep and personal faith and both were wise enough and secure enough to develop their own ideas and relationship with their creator. In 1895 Stanton published The Woman's Bible, her personal assault on organized religion's strangle-hold on the women of the world. Gilman published her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" in 1892....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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- Ecological Adaptation within Literature, “The Yellow-Wallpaper” In the thrilling short story, “The Yellow-Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman captivates readers and critics through many literary techniques, including a distinctive discourse, a first person perspective of neurosis, and an array of symbolic overtones. However, while these other approaches provide highly educational insight, there is another perspective of Gilman’s story that Heidi Scott, a professor at the University of Maryland, offers: the application of ecology....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Women’s Freedom from Oppression: An Analysis of The Yellow Wallpaper

- Women were not seen in the past as they are seen now. They were seen as the weaker, less knowledgeable sex. They had to listen to their husbands and they had no say in anything. We are reminded of this when we read “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an activist for women’s rights. With this being said, I believe Gilman’s purpose for writing “The Yellow Wallpaper” was to show the readers women do have rights, this is a changing world, and women don’t have to listen to everything their husband or significant other tells them to do....   [tags: yellow wallpaper, charlotte gilman, feminism]

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The Yellow Wallpaper in the Context of Emerson’s Self-Reliance

- Against a backdrop of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance we impose in the fore-ground a contemporary story entitled The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, both written in the last half of the nineteenth century: a responsive interpretation. An allegory of several dimensions, Gilman presents a message, in the sublime, that the peculiarities and attributes of women collectively are subsequently imposed on women individually. Therefore, as an individual Gilman’s character is being treated by her physician-husband as an hysteric personality with no real cause for her illness....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: Powerful Prose

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: Powerful Prose It is understandable that some early twentieth-century critics of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop said that the "'book is hard to classify,'" and "that it is not a novel" (On Writing 12). At that time, novels generally were written with a recognizable structure, with character development as a focus and chronology as a central organizational strategy (Harmon 350). In Death Comes for the Archbishop the central character's changes are subtle and relational, while the chronology sometimes seems random and unpredictable....   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: A Narrative

- Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: A Narrative When one thinks of a novel, a word that usually will come to mind is fiction. In fact, other meanings for the word novel are new and unique. Although an author may use real places, real time, or base their story on real events in part, their outcome is essentially a creation. We, as readers, are in a sense captive to the writer's imagination and must conform to the rules of the worlds they create. If we accept this, then Willa Cather's piece Death Comes for the Archbishop must be seen as a narration, rather than a novel....   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop: A Narrative

- Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop: A Narrative Though many reviewers of Willa Cather's, Death Comes to the Archbishop, had difficulty classifying the book, Cather herself preferred to call it a narrative rather than a novel. I tend to agree with Cather. One definition from Webster's New World College Dictionary defines "narrative" as "a story", which is then defined as, "the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious". A novel on the other hand is defined as having, "a more or less complex plot or pattern of events." Where most books tend to follow certain guidelines as to plot, Cather chooses to take a different route....   [tags: Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop]

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- Imprisonment of Women Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper When asked the question of why she chose to write 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Charlotte Perkins Gilman claimed that experiences in her own life dealing with a nervous condition, then termed 'melancholia', had prompted her to write the short story as a means to try and save other people from a similar fate. Although she may have suffered from a similar condition to the narrator of her illuminating short story, Gilman's story cannot be coined merely a tale of insanity....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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- The Misogynist Wallpaper As American society progresses, so do the cultural expectations held for women. However, during the 1800s, women were viewed as inferior and were all together categorized under the domineering man. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Gilman uses irony, dialect, point of view, and symbolism to illustrate the theme—dangers of subordination of women in marriage, and also the demonization of women in society all together. In the opening of “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator describes the setting, but gives very little about herself....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Doris Lessing

- Depression is an illness often misunderstood by the individual and their family. One symptom of depression is isolation and in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Doris Lessing’s short story, “To Room Nineteen” the protagonists feel trapped and unfulfilled in their ordinary lives causing them to become depressed. The emotional and physical battle both these characters undergo reveal many striking similarities, despite the origin and breaking points of their provoking thoughts and actions....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman

- ... The narrator also says about the mansion “That spoils my ghostliness, I am afraid, but I don’t care—there is something there is something strange about the house—I can feel it” (Gilman 380). The narrator, who happens to be the main character, constantly repeats that there is something strange and unnatural occurring in the mansion. This fact allows the reader to come to the conclusion early on that it is not just a simple statement, but it is a true idea. Charlotte Gilman’s choice to describe the mansion in these specific ways foreshadows the resolution, of a woman in the wallpaper, that drives the narrator and main character insane....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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A Woman's Struggle Captured in The Yellow Wallpaper

- A Woman's Struggle Captured in The Yellow Wallpaper     Pregnancy and childbirth are very emotional times in a woman's life and many women suffer from the "baby blues."  The innocent nickname for postpartum depression is deceptive because it down plays the severity of this condition. Although she was not formally diagnosed with postpartum depression, Charlotte Perkins Gilman  (1860-1935) developed a severe depression after the birth of her only child (Kennedy et. al.  424).  Unfortunately, she was treated by Dr.  S....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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The Yellow Wallpaper as a Guide To Insanity and Madness

- The Yellow Wallpaper as a Guide To Insanity    "There comes John, and I must put this away- he hates to have me write a word" (p659). As evident by the above quote, Gilman places the narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" as secluded as she could be; she is placed in a large house, surrounded only by her husband and by little help (Jennie), when it is unfortunately clear that her relationship with her husband is based on distance and misunderstanding: "It is so hard to talk with John about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so"(p 663)....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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