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Movie Analysis : ' Like A Girl '

- The commercial I’m looking at is #LikeAGirl by Always. Why has the phrase “Like A Girl” has been used as an insult. This commercial focuses on how a girl’s confidence goes down when they hit puberty. The commercial accomplished their message, they made a good point that girls are already insecure from many things and the phrase “Like A Girl” should not be one of it. The commercial “#LikeAGirl” starts their commercial by asking a group of kids to do some actions they are being told. The kids vary from ages from age ten to teenagers, both girl and boy....   [tags: Girl, Woman, Boy, Female]

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`` Girl `` By Jamaica Kincaid

- Always listen to mother. Mother knows everything. Mother is always right. In Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl”, smothering motherly advice is present through Kincaid’s use of a stern tone and a “how-to” format, providing instructions from an overbearing mother to her daughter on how she should live and behave as a young woman. These instructions, along with the stern tone, highlight the mother’s experience as a repressed woman and her skewed knowledge of what it means to be a female in society....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Family, Female]

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Is The Ultimate Real Girl?

- I’m sure a lot of us have, or have had that “I’m not like other girls” mindset. “I like pizza and fart jokes and reading and drinking tea,” we say to ourselves. We’re real. But what is so wrong with being like other girls. If you don’t like pizza or Netflix, does that make you not real. Are women who like salads and going out a night not real. Are they not complicated human beings like the rest of us. Do they not deserve the same respect. Who determines what “real” means. And why is it just a desired trait for women to have....   [tags: Female, Woman, Gender, Girl]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl '

- ... The mother also mentions how the young girl is supposed to take care of herself. The advice the mother gives is, “on Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming (lines 8-9)…be sure to wash every day (lines 28-29)…this is how to love a man, and if this doesn 't work there are other ways, and if they don 't work don 't feel too bad about giving up (lines 36-37)…” This mother clearly loves her daughter to take the time to teach her each of these things. The work that goes into teaching her daughter how to do laundry, iron, set a table five different ways, and even how to take care of herself....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Teacher, Jamaica Kincaid]

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The Girl Scouts Builds Strong Leaders

- Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912 and since its humble beginnings, the organization has grown to 3.2 million members—and that is just in the United States. Low created the organization to give girls the opportunity to develop into leaders and give back to their communities. Today, the Girl Scouts’ mission statement says, “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place” ("Facts about Girl Scouting”). This is a new, modern mission statement, but it holds true to the ideals that Low imagined for all girls....   [tags: Girl Scouts Essays]

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

- As an ordinary Jewish girl who was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank was an incredibly memorable girl due to the publication of her diary. Anne Frank was a liberal Jew; as for she did not follow all the traditions of Judaism. On the fourteenth of August 1944, a group of German uniformed police arrested the Frank family and was sent into The House of Detention, transitioned into the Westerbork Transit Camp and then to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In July 1945, after the Red Cross confirmed the death of the Frank sisters, Otto Frank passed Anne’s diary to historians who made continuous attempts to publish it....   [tags: jewish girl, diary]

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This Is How You Turn a Girl Into a Woman

- Stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. This is not your typical short story piece. Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is an expressive, one-page portrait of womanhood. This methodical monologue is narrated by a strict and caring mother. Kincaid writes a “how-to guide” on the transformation from a little girl into a woman, by means of exposing gender roles. Most sentences start with “This is how you...” which directly informs the reader of what, or what not, to do to be a respectable woman. Girl is written in a very poetic style that is reminiscent of modern slam poetry....   [tags: Girl by Jamaica Kinkaid]

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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

- Today, I am going to discuss the bestselling, fictional novel, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. In her book, Annelise Marie – better known as Anne Frank, documents her experiences during the Holocaust and World War II (WWII). Readers are better able to get a feel for the suspense going on and emotion that Jews experienced, through a teenage mind. Anne Frank was only about 13 when she began writing about her book and 14 during hiding. She talks about the dangers of outside, bombings, shootings, and air raids of foreign enemies, as well as the “call ups” by Gestapo and the capture of her fellow acquaintances (including their experiences in the brutal concentration camps)....   [tags: The Diary of a Young Girl]

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A Mysterious Girl Appears

- The girl with an innocent heart traverses through an alley of darkness, of doors, and of chaos leading to the unknown. There, guided by the lost, provided the path to where the girl deemed she need to be. The girl entered the door, into a world once was promised for her to visit. Though, the girl was not happy, since she was all by herself; even less now that the time she will spend there remains in uncertainty. The girl lost consciousness, and slept without a dream, in the world she thought was a dream....   [tags: girl, innocent, dream, fate, question]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Final Girl '

- “Final Girl” It’s interesting to see the evolution of horror films as they evolve into something more. Peter Hutchings talks allot about how the old fades away and other grouping and trends start to emerge (216). The film industry itself will always be changing and creating new things, however, most films still haven’t equally balanced out mare and female roles. Generally, most horror films include a monster of some sort. It seems as though most killer/monster roles are taken by men, while women are usually put into roles that are powerless leaving them to be the victim....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Final girl, Slasher film]

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Survival of 15 Year Old Girl

- ... Day 57: It’s been around two months since my family was killed in a violent attempt to get food and other basic necessities. The winter months are approaching, and I fear that by myself I might not be able to survive. The government will have been shut down for a year, come January 2037. The result of the shutdown has been horrifying. There is barely any food in sight, and when there is food there is the struggle to get it. I have decided to make my way down south to attempt to survive the harsh winter of New Jersey....   [tags: girl, world, country, kill, travel]

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Americanization of Student and Teacher Relationship in The Ramen Girl

- Confucian beliefs have played an important role in the East Asian societies for centuries, thus Japan is not an exception. One of the main features of Confucianism is the set of five hierarchical orders, one of them being the master and his disciple interaction. It can be adapted to a specific relationship between a ramen noodle master and his apprentice. This kind of interactions has been shown in the Japanese film Tampopo and its modern American remake The Ramen Girl. In both films the student and teacher interaction can be seen as one of the main, if not the most important, narrative strands, around which all the action is centred....   [tags: The Ramen Girl Essays]

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Girl Gamers : Not Just Princess Peach, By Chris Whan

- ... This subtitle talks about all the terrible things that some female gamers have to face, this all relates to how the women are gaining equality within the gaming community and how they have successfully been able to change this. There has been many things that have made it challenging for women to be able to get into video games casually. Those main reasons being stereotypes and discrimination, both of these issues correlate with one another. Stereotypes such as all girl gamers are just trying to gain attention and no nothing about the game that they are playing is also showing signs of discrimination....   [tags: Gender, Female, Girl, Gamer]

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Growing Up As A Teen Black Girl

- Growing up as a teen black girl in other 21th century is not an easy task with so many influences all around you be it good or bad. I have lived in two different society and cultures and each of them have left a mark on me and change the way I view the world and what I do and say. I lived in Liberia, Monrovia for twelve years and I lived in Indiana, America for about four years although there are some similarity between the society of both places but there are still somethings that I different....   [tags: Girl, Boy, Liberia, English-language films]

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Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted

- Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted      Susanna Kaysen's memoir, Girl Interrupted describes Kaysen's struggle to transcend across the boundary that separates her from two parallel universes: the worlds of sanity and insanity, security and vulnerability. In this memoir, Kaysen details her existence as a psychiatric patient diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in a mental institution where time seems circular alongside a parallel universe where time is normally linear. The hospital itself becomes a paradoxical representation of both strict confinement and ultimate personal freedom....   [tags: Girl Interrupted]

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An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl

- An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl                 Grace King's The Little Convent Girl is an excellent example of post-Civil War realism incorporating a trick-ending. In this local color short story, King methodically lures the reader into a false belief that her story is about an insignificant and nameless young girl who, after twelve years seclusion in a convent, is exposed to the fervor and excitement of a steamboat trip down the Mississippi River. The success of Ms. King's trick-ending is achieved through three basic elements; 1) de-emphasizing the importance of the main character, 2) tidbits of information followed by wordy misdirection, and 3) a false climax....   [tags: Little Convent Girl Essays]

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Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- The novel, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets, by Stephen Crane, takes place in the slums of New York City during the 1890’s. It is about a girl, Maggie Johnson, who is forced to grow up in a tenement house. She had a brother, Jimmie, an abusive mother, Mary, and a father who died when Maggie was young. When Maggie grew up, she met her boyfriend, Pete. In Maggie’s eyes, Pete was a sophisticated young man who impressed Maggie because he treated her better than she had been treated to all of her life....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane is a short novel about a young girl and the people in her life. Despite its brevity, this book displays many significant themes that its author intertwines in the story plot. Such themes are determinism, hypocrisy, false morality, self-deception, and appearance verses reality.Maggie’s mother, Mrs. Johnson, is a symbol of hypocrisy in the story. She lost her husband, and had to raise her children by herself in poverty. She drinks to heal her pain so that she doesn’t have to face reality....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl

- Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl Patchwork Girl, a hypertext vision sewn together by Shelley Jackson, is a story and an account of the creation of a monster and the relationship the mind has with the monster within the technical boundary of lexia. The monster metaphorically was originally created by Mary Shelley in Frankenstein, but has now resurfaced in a layered identity with an opposing forum of complexity. Jackson has designed her version of the timeless tale from the female perspective by offering the reader not only a facet into the monster’s mind, but that of Mary’s, the girl’s, and of the author’s, which accounts for three female angles of perception....   [tags: Shelley Jackson Patchwork Girl]

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Despair in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- Despair in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Linda Brent, Ms. Jacobs' pseudonym while writing "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," became so entrenched in hatred of slaveholders and slavery that she lost sight of the possible good actions of slaveholders. When she "resolved never to be conquered" (p.17), she could no longer see any positive motivations or overtures made by slaveholders. Specifically, she could not see the good side of Mr. Flint, the father of her mistress. He showed his care for her in many ways, most notably in that he never allowed anyone to physically hurt her, he built a house for her, and he offered to take care of her and her bastard child even though it...   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl]

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Huck Finn

- Maggie Girl of the Streets & Huck Finn Life in the 1800s has taken on an almost idealistic quality in the minds of many Americans. The images linked to this era of our history are, on the surface, pleasurable to recall: one room school houses; severe self-reliance; steam-powered railroads and individual freedom. All in all, we seem to recall a well-scrubbed past. Maybe, as we cross into the next century, it's time to take another look at the so-called "good old days." Two very well written works that help to see the latter side of family life in the late 1800s are Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Power And Control In Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- The world of Stephen Crane’s novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, is a dark, violent place. People curse one another openly and instigate fights over petty issues. The intense poverty of the populace leads to a feeling of general despair and creates a lack of self-confidence in each individual. People want to feel that they mean something. They want to know that their life does not go unnoticed. They desire power over others lives. The poor, who are constantly controlled by the rich, yearn for the opportunity to control their world....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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The Film My Girl

- The 1991 movie My Girl tells the story of 11-year-old Vada Sultenfuss who, having lost her mother at birth , lives with her dementia-ridden grandmother and her job-oriented father in the funeral parlour that he owns and operates. The story follows Vada, an extreme hypochondriac who has many strange misconceptions about death, through a variety of life-changing experiences, including the engagement of her father and the devastating loss of her best friend, Thomas Jay. Through these experiences, the audience witnesses Vada’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth, as well as her changing views of death....   [tags: Film Movie Analysis My Girl]

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Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig

- The Cambridge Introduction to the 19th-Century American Novel, the traditional sentimental novel’s storyline focuses around a young woman finding her way through life, usually without the support of a conventional family. The women overcome life’s hardships, and “the key to these women’s triumphs lies in their achievement of self-mastery” (Cane 113). According to Gregg Cane, these didactic novels are targeted at young women to instill the idea that a domestic home, marriage, and family are what construct a morally good woman....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl]

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

- Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland Overview In eight quasi-connected stories, Susan Vreeland delivers a fictional lesson on aesthetics. Set amidst human sorrow and historic chaos, the narrative follows an imagined Vermeer painting from the present day through 330 years of its provenance--beginning with its willful destruction in the 1990s and concluding with its inspired creation in the 1660s: Chapter 1. 1995(?): in Pennsylvania, math teacher Cornelius Englebrecht burns the painting in his fireplace; 1942: in Amsterdam, from the Vredenburg home, German soldier Otto Engelbrecht loots the painting, hides it, and absconds with it to America....   [tags: Girl in Hyacinth Blue Susan Vreeland]

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Hypocrisy in Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- Hypocrisy in Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets One of the many themes shown in Maggie: a Girl of the Streets is that of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy occurs when one pretends to be something that he or she is not. Most people associate hypocrisy with a person that speaks poorly of something, yet commits that something him or her self. In Maggie, many of the main characters in the novel display the trait of hypocrisy. The trait is displayed by the characters of Pete, Jimmie, and both Mr. and Mrs....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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The Negative Impact of Industrialization on Children in Mahew's The Watercress Girl

- The Negative Impact of Industrialization on Children in Mahew's The Watercress Girl The age of Industrialization brought about many enlightening changes to urban society. The technical innovations of the machine age and the inventions of mass transit (railroad) brought people in droves to the cities, forcing crowded unsanitary conditions. The increased need for workers put women and children into the workforce, providing cheap labor, but resulting in inhumane working conditions and "some of the worst evils of the factory system, [in which] workers, including children, toiled for up to sixteen hours a day, six days a week, under inhuman conditions: deafening noise, poor ventilation, dangero...   [tags: Watercress Girl Essays]

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Racial Issues in The Runaway Slave and Life of a Slave Girl

- Racial Issues in The Runaway Slave and Life of a Slave Girl If you prick us, do we not bleed. -- Shylock, The Merchant of Venice Like Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the black slave women are dehumanized by the other characters in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point” and Harriet A. Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself. Sexually harassed by their white masters, these slave women are forbidden to express the human emotion of love....   [tags: Incidents Life Slave Girl]

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: She Never Had a Chance

- Maggie Never Had a Chance “She imagined a future rose-tinted because of its distance from all she had experienced before,” (53). The distance from the broken furniture and drunken bawls was not far. Maggie’s new wonderful cultural experience was a short glimpse at New York’s museums with time spent at cheap theatres and dance halls. Instead of a fairy tale story, Crane told of reality in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets – the reality that would face a young girl from a dirt poor, chaotic existence....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Today in modern America, it has become almost impossible to avoid the tales of horror that surround us almost anywhere we go. Scandals, murders, theft, corruption, extortion, abuse, prostitution, all common occurrences in this day in age. A hundred years ago however, people did not see the world in quite such an open manner despite the fact that in many ways, similarities were abundant. People’s lives were, in their views, free of all evil and pollution....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Naturalism in Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- Naturalism in Stephen Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Stephen Crane's interpretations of life are spawned from his own opinions of the world. These opinions correspond with naturalistic train of thought. He makes use of an observation technique to show the natural law of the universe: One can either accept the laws determining social order or become their victim. In the Novella, Maggie is used as a medium to paint the picture of the devastating consequences that befall one who attempts to violate this unspoken law, breaching the social and economic boundaries set upon them at birth....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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The Film Girl, Interrupted: Portrayal of Truth in Hollywood Films

- The Film Girl, Interrupted: Portrayal of Truth in Hollywood Films Most people are likely to relate Hollywood with money. If a person lives in the Hollywood area, people assume she or he is probably rich. If she or he is a Hollywood movie star, the person probably makes a lot of money. Therefore, to follow that line of thought, when Hollywood producers make a movie, they make it just for money. And some filmmakers do seem to make films only for the money the movies will earn. The action movie "Die Hard", the fantasy movie "Star Wars", and the adventure movie "Jurassic Park" are examples of exciting movies that were made just for the money by satisfying the audiences' appetite for escapi...   [tags: Hollywood Film Girl Interrupted]

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Hypocrisy in Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- “Maggie: Girl of the Streets,” written by Stephen Crane, is the common tale of girl fallen victim to the environment around her. Embedded in the story is the Darwin theory survival of the fittest, in which Maggie, the main character does manage to survive, but with drastic consequences. Born into a hell-hole with no positive role models around her, her tragic fate was expected to some degree. Prostitution for women in poverty was not an uncommon occupation and suicide as death was also a common form of an ends to means for literature of that time as well....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets 2014]

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Power of Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- The Power of Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs, in the preface to her book, wrote: I do earnestly desire to arouse the women of the North to a realizing sense of the condition of two millions of women at the South, still in bondage, suffering what I suffered, and most of them far worse.  I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what Slavery really is (335). With this statement, Jacobs specified her purpose for writing and her intended audience.  This insight gives readersan understanding of why she chose to include what she did in her story as well as why she chose to exclude other details.  Although thi...   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl]

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Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- Maggie A Girl Of The Streets Maggie and Jimmie are two siblings being raised within the slums of New York City in the Stephen Crane novel; Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. The parents of these two are constantly fighting as broken furniture and fistfights are an everyday occurance in the decrepid family apartment. The mother and father fight while their children hide frightened as "There was a clash against the door and something broke into clattering fragments .... (Jimmie) heard howls and curses, groans and shrieks, confusingly in chorus as if a battle were raging" (11)....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Different Worlds of Black Girl Lost and Baby of the Family

- Different Worlds of Black Girl Lost and Baby of the Family      Although, African Americans are considered minorities in the United States, not all of them live in poverty. Many African Americans live in a middle class society along with the dominant culture. However, many African Americans do not live in a middle class society, but rather live in poverty and have to suffer along with this poverty. For instance, Donald Goines’s Black Girl Lost and Tina McElroy Ansa’s Baby of the Family, two narrative novels, that illustrate the difference in two young African American girls lives and the society in which they inhabit....   [tags: Black Girl Lost Essays]

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Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl

- Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl            In George J. Lennard’s, “John le Carre” critical assessment of the ending of Little Drummer Girl, he claims that “Charlie can not continue to act in the theater of the real...she can no longer return to the romantic fluff of Western middle class society.” Charlie’s last line in the novel, the theater of the real, are “I am dead” (pp.659), which confirms Lennard’s statement. Charlie, an actress, by nature and craft is a coerced into a scheme to infiltrate a terrorist ring, against her convictions....   [tags: Little Drummer Girl Essays]

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Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- Steven Crane’s Maggie A Girl Of The Streets Many times in novels, authors use themes to support subjects written for the book as a whole. In Steven Crane’s Maggie A Girl Of The Streets , he uses the theme hypocrisy to better portray the family’s life style and the unfair frustration it gives Maggie because of it. Her brother Jimmy and mother Mary Johnson are prime examples of this theme. Throughout the novel, both characters say one thing and do the exact opposite to Maggie without a residue of guilt in their actions....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Christian Slave Owner's Justification of Slavery in Harriet Jacob's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" Contrasted with the Bible's Views on Slave

- Despite the fact that Christianity teaches the values of respect, goodwill and generosity, etc., Christian slave holders seem to exclude themselves from these standards, which is indubitably hypocritical. African American slavery is reducing a human being to the condition of property, the same as other goods, wares, merchandise and chattels. The treatment of slaves was customarily lamentable because slave masters had their profit in mind rather than the well-being of their slaves. Due to the way that slavery was practiced in the South, it and Christianity cannot coexist....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, slavery]

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What it's Like to be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith

- An explanation in its purest form of “What it’s like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren’t)” by Patricia Smith, is just that, an explanation. From the first three syllables “First of all,” the author gives a sense of a story being told. She uses jagged sentence structure and strong forceful language to also show the reader the seriousness of her topic. Smiths poem gives the audience an insider’s view into a young black girl’s transition into black woman-hood at a time where both being a black girl and a black woman was not as welcomed....   [tags: Papers Smith Black Girl Essays]

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Love’s Hate in Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song and Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan

- William Congreve, a play writer wrote, “Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned” (459 Congreve). The feeling of betrayal and enraged love as described in Congreve’s mighty words, is cohesive between both Sylvia Plath’s, “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, and, “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan. Similarities that coexist between the two poems are: theme, imagery, and repetition. Love can be beautiful and bright, it can also be dark and depressing, as exemplified in both Plath’s and Sheehan’s writing....   [tags: Mad Girl’s Love Song, Hate Poem]

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Analysis Of The Article ' One Girl 's Diary Opened The World 's Eyes ' By Pam Becker

- ... Becker also mentions how Anne writes about her everyday life while in hiding and her fear of being found by the Nazis. She includes a small entry from the diary in her article that states, “terrible things are happening outside," she writes. "At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. … Children come home from school to find that their parents have disappeared.” Becker notes that after two years, the diary entries had stopped as Anne and her family were arrested....   [tags: Anne Frank, Otto Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl]

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A Destructive Society Exposed in Steven Crane’s Maggie A Girl Of The Streets

- A Destructive Society Exposed in Maggie In Maggie, Stephen Crane deals with poverty and vice, not out of curiosity or to promote debauchery but as a defiant statement voicing the life in slums. Drawing on personal experience, he described the rough and treacherous environment that persisted in the inner-city. By focusing on the Johnsons, Crane personalizes a large tragedy that affected and reflected American society as a whole. His creation of Maggie was to symbolize a person unscathed by their physical environment....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Comparing Girl by Jamaica Kincaid and A&P by John Updike

- Comparing Girl by Jamaica Kincaid and A&P by John Updike Within every story or poem, there is always an interpretation made by the reader, whether right or wrong. In doing so, one must thoughtfully analyze all aspects of the story in order to make the most accurate assessment based on the literary elements the author has used. Compared and contrasted within the two short stories, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, and John Updike’s “A&P,” the literary elements character and theme are made evident. These two elements are prominent in each of the differing stories yet similarities are found through each by studying the elements....   [tags: Girl Jamaica Kincaid A&P John Updike Essays]

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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl A recurring theme in, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is Harriet Jacobs's reflections on what slavery meant to her as well as all women in bondage. Continuously, Jacobs expresses her deep hatred of slavery, and all of its implications. She dreads such an institution so much that she sometimes regards death as a better alternative than a life in bondage. For Harriet, slavery was different than many African Americans....   [tags: Slavery Jacobs Life Slave Girl Essays]

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Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl

- Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl Throughout "Sapphira and the Slave Girl", Cather uses Biblical imagery to depict critical events. Specifically, Nancy's flight to freedom, and Mary's overcoming a potentially fatal illness. Cather continually uses Biblical imagery when describing Nancy's journey out of slavery and into freedom. For example, Mr. Colbert sees Nancy as going "up out of Egypt to a better land", clearly connecting her with flight of Hebrew slaves out of Egypt in the Bible....   [tags: Cather Sapphira Slave Girl Essays]

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Slavery and Christianity in Harriet A. Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

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Incidents Of The Life Of A Slave Girl

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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A Girl's Biggest Enemy Is Herself

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