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Is It A Girl?

- Always generated a commercial named “Like a girl” in order to focus on the insult “like a girl” and how it has been effectively decreasing the confidence of females. Always decided to take the phrase and analyze the effects it has on multiple people by asking them to perform certain actions “like a girl”. The message of this commercial is to show that people of the female gender that they are not the connotation of these words and that they need to turn the stigma around and coin this phrase as something positive rather than negative....   [tags: Female, Gender, Male, Girl]

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A Girl Is Not A Soldier

- A little girl goes to school for the first time wearing a blue striped t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and a brand new pair of sneakers. She wakes up early, fearful, excited, but mostly giddy. For such a little girl, she is exceptionally intelligent. She is ready to learn and has been asking her Mommy when this day would come for what has felt like a life time in kid years. Her mother did her hair in pigtails for the occasion, her outfit was laid out a week ahead, and her backpack had been packed for weeks....   [tags: Girl, Boy, Female, Woman]

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Girl By Jamaica Kincaid 's Girl

- Girl     The poem Girl by author Jamaica Kincaid shows love and family togetherness by creating the next generation of women. The poem is basically a guidebook for life on how a woman should take care of their family. Jamaica Kincaid demonstrates the proper task a woman should display. Girl symbolizes the proper way to respect yourself not only as a person, but as a woman. When a woman carries herself respectfully man admire her more. A man is usually attracted to women when mother-like characteristics....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Women]

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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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How Not For Pick Up A Girl

- How not to pick up a girl In todays generation, being a young single woman is quite scary. The female population never knows what to expect to hear from a males mouth these days. It’s almost like they were raised without learning their “manners” - shocker. A guy has a very wild imagination when it comes down to being in the same room as an attractive woman. Majority of most men have one thing on their mind when the see a lady they think is attractive, and that’s getting her home. Us women want passion, emotion, and something that’ll last....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Question]

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The Advertising Of Like A Girl

- #LikeAGirl Girls are gentle creatures, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty and brilliant. The #LikeAGirl campaign by Always assists in changing the image of girls and women all over the world. By asking a woman asked girls of all ages, a young boy, and a man to demonstrate various actions “like a girl”, the commercial shows the corruption of “like a girl” because the results consisted of people giggling, flipping their hair, and acting as dainty as possible. The makers and the advertisment’s girls want this generalization changed....   [tags: Boy, Girl, Woman, Childhood]

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Raising A Girl And Raising Child

- Raising a Girl and Raising a Boy Every child is different. Raising two children, a boy and a girl, it is the ultimate challenge. Parents do not get a handbook on raising children or what to expect when bringing them up. They do not get a list of the differences between a girl and boy, or what similarities they can expect between the two. Parents also can not assume after having one they have become and expert for the next child. While raising a girl and boy, there is the discipline, potty training, and nutrition....   [tags: Childhood, Boy, Girl, Eating]

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The Voice Of A Girl Is Marriage

- The narration above simply provides a vivid explication on how fun school is for Layla. School turns to be a moment where she finds most of her happiness. It does not necessarily mean that she is not happy at home, however, after getting her period, home connotes horror rather than place where one can find peace except for her private room. School offers Layla the freedom of just being herself where she does not feel the confinement at home. It also suggests that she values and treasures education and that she is waiting for achieving higher education, the university life....   [tags: Woman, Girl, The Nameless, Hero]

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Girl, The Mother Is The Anatomist

- In this short story, “Girl”, the mother is the anatomist. The story took place in post-colonial. This short story is about womanhood. She is telling her daughter about womanhood with this long list. It has a lot to do with cooking, and cleaning and sewing and also how to set up a table. The mother feel as if her daughter could be perfect if she could just do all of these things. However there are two characters in this short story, one is the mother or she could even be the voice of society of what their role should be in their culture, and the other one is the daughter who is extremely overwhelmed in this story....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Women]

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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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The Girl On Chinas Lost Girls

- a. When watching the girl on Chinas Lost girls it made me see how fortunate we really are. When we are born in American, whether it being a male or a female we are praised and celebrated with joy. In China that is not always the case. The males are highly celebrated and the females are not so much. When i look in my book and watch the movie a good term that goes with this documentary is Dominant Culture. Which is the culture held by the majority and/or by the most powerful group in a society....   [tags: Female, Male, Girl, Boy]

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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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Summary Of ' The Little Match Girl '

- “The Little Match Girl,” gives readers an insight on what it is like to be a starving, freezing, homeless, and mistreated little girl. “She carried a quantity of matches in an old apron, and she held a bundle of them in her hand. Nobody had brought anything of her the whole livelong day; no one had given her a single farthing” (**). The little maiden is trying to sell matches to bring home money for her father. The story says very little about about the little maiden’s father, but readers learn that when she comes home without the money he hits her (**)....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Girl, Temperature]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl '

- The story “Girl” takes the form of a series of lessons; the point of the lessons, according to the mother, is to teach her daughter to behave and act properly. Kincaid’s complicated relationship with her mother comes out in the mother-daughter dynamic in the story. The mother mentions practical and helpful advice that will help her daughter keep a house of her own someday and also how to have a life of her own. It can be argued that in Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl” that the mother is loving towards her daughter because the mother is taking time to teaching her daughter how to be a woman, and because she wants to protect her in the future from society’s judgment....   [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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Analysis Of The Book ' The Girl 's Bedroom '

- SCENE ONE The Girl’s bedroom in East London. She sits at a desk, surrounded by crumpled paper and journals. MACBOOK: The MacBook of the London writer lying on her parted knees speaks of her art, speaks of her misery, between studies of journals in black ink the persistent interruption of scattered thoughts… on every margin where she compiled class notes her thoughts and anxiety intrude the obsession along with the assignment…. THE GIRL: The beginning. Week one. No. Week Zero. Start with the pre-class notes....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Truth]

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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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Analysis Of The Article ' Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

- There are many expectations and roles for adolescents, especially daughters. Many young girls are taught from an early age how to act and what to do in order to fit into the small box that is being a mother, wife, or daughter. This box includes knowing how to make food for the family, clean up after others, and constantly being polite and respectable. When someone cannot or will not fit into the box, they are judged and looked down upon. Although women and children in the past have always had strict and specific duties in the home, today these expectations are unrealistic and unfair, and therefore these assumptions should be challenged....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Boy, Gender role]

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The Dandelion Girl By Robert F. Young

- In Robert F. Young’s short story, “The Dandelion Girl,” he introduces readers to a man named Mark who is spending his two weeks of summer vacation without his wife, Anne. While on vacation, Mark encounters a young girl named Julie in a white dress. She says she is from the year two-thousand and twenty-one and traveled to the present day by her father’s time machine. Mark does not believe her story, yet, he goes along with it, continuing to listen and talk with the girl. Julie tells Mark that she will be at the hill again at the same time the next day, so he decides to come again....   [tags: Love, Short story, The Dandelion Girl]

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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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Mighty Girl 's Mask Essay

- Mighty Girl’s Mask When I was a little girl, my mother or my aunts always sewed those girlish, adorable baby-doll dresses for me. Every morning, my mother tied my hair into two little braids with pinkish red bow ties. She decorated my ears with those teeny tiny earrings and a pearl necklace. Most people thought that I was an obedient girl since I always wore a floral dress and cute hairstyles when I was a girl. My mother made me look like a typical obedient Chinese girl, like those little girls who are timid and always hold on tightly to their mother’s hands quietly....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Girl, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Girl And Girls ' By Alice Munro

- The Role of Eve The female gender has come a long way. They conquered and triumphed over gender discrimination in the society. A woman is now a symbol of strength and love. This has not always been the case. The poem “Adam and Eve” by Ani Difranco illustrates how unfairly a woman can be treated. The poem elucidates the arrogance of men, putting women in a position where they do not feel appreciated. Also, the story “Boys and girls” by Alice Munro delineates the stereotypes of being a girl. The story talks about how a little girl and her brother were treated differently because of their genders....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Girl]

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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

- In his 2015 article for Glue titled “Girl Gamers – not just Princess Peach,” (Whan) In this article Chris Whan talks about how females have been speaking up more and more about video games. Within this article it talks about how growth in the gaming industry is allowing women to become more interactive within the gaming society. This article which is written by Chris Whan, continues to talk about women in the gaming scene, along with online gaming communities. As it shows in this article the past for online game communities can be somewhat hostile, or as most gamers refer to it as a toxic community....   [tags: Gender, Female, Girl, Gamer]

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The Little Match Girl And The Last One

- In our society today, still exists many problems affecting the lives and lifestyles of people, society is growing, leading to greed and lost humanity. Thus literature is an indispensable in our lives today. It used to criticize the lack of awareness and action help us to gradually realize their life style and the progress of human thinking every. Therefore, both the article The Little Match Girl and the last one was shows how true happiness in life today that we are losing, and energize potential in each individual person....   [tags: Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl]

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New Fragrance For Dior Poison Girl

- 1. This commercial is Dior Poison Girl and is 0:47 long. 2. The product being sold is the new fragrance for Dior called Poison Girl. It is a perfume that comes in a small translucent light pink bottle with Poison girl Dior written on the front, with a black twist off top. It contains bitter orange, rose, and vanilla smells which don’t exactly match the poison girl vibe. 3. The demographic they are selling this product to is late teens early 20 something females. They are selling this product using allure, and popularity....   [tags: Female, Woman, Girl, Low-angle shot]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl ' By Jamaica Kincaid

- In the story of "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid, the narrator quickly shares a litany of advice and rules about the obligations and expectations of becoming of woman and a mother. The mother or narrator in this case, uses a third person point of view to express a sense of urgency, almost a never ending, never taking a breath account of the way her life will and should be as a homemaker. She is explaining how she should act, how to eat and how to dress, even how to walk in certain situations. “On Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming.” The narrator is clear in her expectations of a well-bred woman and how they are to portray themselves....   [tags: Woman, Family, Girl, First-person narrative]

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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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Girl And The Women 's Swimming Pool

- In Girl and The Women’s Swimming Pool, have similar historical period and also have different cultures. Both stories were written in a historical period when women were not allowed to make decisions for themselves. Women’s right was not a thing in this historical period in which these two stories were written. Society made every decision for them as individual as well as groups. Society gave women a definition of what they stood for. Women had no choice but to follow whatever society told them to because there was no other option for them....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Family, Black-and-white films]

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The Little Girl 's Face Lights

- Anyone that has taken the time to ask a little girl around the age of six what she wants to be when she grows up, will most likely describe the same reaction. The little girl’s face lights up as she begins announcing a plethora of different jobs and possibilities. Fast-forward ten to fifteen years later and that same girl has become a young adult who gets the same reaction when you ask to see the Pinterest board she created for her wedding day. Women and weddings are two words that are always associated with each other....   [tags: Woman, Girl, English-language films, Female]

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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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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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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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Analysis Of ' The Semplica Girl Diaries ' By George Saunders

- Only through the eyes of the innocent will the world be seen as it is, not how it should be. So often we are driven by our desires to have the best and to be the best, that we lose sight of what we have become, of who we have become. Our main concern is the welfare of ourselves and that of our kin. As time progress and technology tests its limits, mankind will follow suit, however, where will we draw the line in losing touch with our humanity. In the short story written by George Saunders “The Semplica Girl Diaries”, it tells of a middle-class family of six in the near distant future that is making ends meet but strives to provide a more accommodating life whilst competing with a family that...   [tags: Family, Short story, Girl, Capital accumulation]

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Marie Frank : A Young Girl When The Holocaust

- History was made on January 30, 1933 when an appalling and repulsive act took place. Annelies Marie Frank was just a young girl when the holocaust began. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She is from Frankfort Germany where she spoke Dutch, attended a Montessori school, and lived with her parents and only sibling. She also had a tremendous talent of writing at just the young age of 13. The holocaust was an event set up and held by a man named Adolf Hitler. He and his men killed anyone who wasn’t his definition of a perfect German....   [tags: Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, Miep Gies]

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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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Analysis Of The Poem ' For A Girl I Know About Of Be A Woman ' By Miller Williams

- “For a Girl I Know about to be a Woman” by Miller Williams was published from Some Jazz A While: Collected Poems in 1999. Miller Williams was honored as the country’s third inaugural poet, for the poem “Of History and Hope”, at the beginning of former President Clinton’s second term. Williams founded the New Orleans Review, the University of Arkansas Press, and the MFA in Translation at the University of Arkansas. He was also the father of singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams (“Miller Williams”). It would be interesting to know what his inspiration was for all that he has done....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Girl, Drama]

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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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Girl 's Girl On Girl Behavior

- Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by another girl. Girl on girl bullying tends to be a big problem in middle school and high school. Although it may not be obvious, girls have a way of making other girls feel self conscious, worthless or even afraid to come to school. Gossiping, leaving others out, or simply putting them down are just a few examples of “girl on girl crime.” Mean girls target other girls they think they are better than based on the clothes they wear or the way they look....   [tags: Bullying, High school, Abuse, Middle school]

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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

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

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

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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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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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The And It 's A Girl

- “And it’s a girl!” The doctor tells the parents in the hospital room. The first thing to run through a person’s mind after hearing those words is the color pink. It 's common knowledge to people in American society that if someone is having a baby girl, it is standard to get them pink clothes and toys, and for boys it is typical to get these things in blue. From this moment on, children are already told what is expected of them when it comes to their gender. This has been tradition in society for decades, but it may have some negative effects on the children that arise from it....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Transgender]

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`` Like A Girl ! ``

- Like A Girl. Recently, the company Always created a commercial entitled “Like a Girl” (Always), attempting to bring awareness to the negative meaning behind the term and it’s repercussions on adolescent females. This advertisement has promoted the topic of the different sexes and the gender-specific labels that are placed on each, leading society to re-examine the meaning of “masculine” versus “feminine”. Masculinity has always held the aura of things such as strength, wisdom, boldness, ruggedness, and protection....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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A Report On The Girl

- In a bright, warm and toy filled room a bubbly young girl sits at a small table coloring on a piece a paper. The girl is 7 years old with frizzy curly blond hair, blazing blue eyes and is dressed from head to toe in a playful pink sweat suit. She is laser focused on her task and exudes an intense amount of explosive energy. As you approach the girl, what she’s drawing comes into view. On the paper, are squiggly lined stick figures, surrounding a girl stick figure with brown hair wearing a pink dress decorated with deep red lines and blobs....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Mental disorder, Family therapy]

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The Education Of A Girl

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Octavia Butler's Kindred vs. Harriet Jacobs' Incidents In The Life of a Slave Girl

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The And The Little Girl

- In 1993, when Kevin Carter, the South African photojournalist, was on assignment to Sudan, he took a photograph named “the vulture and the little girl” which the New York Times published in 1993 and sparked a wild reaction. In this photo,an emaciated girl was stopping to take a rest on her way to the food station, and a vulture landed behind the little girl to wait for her to die and eat her. In fact, the situation of this picture was the parents of the children in Sudan struggled for taking food from the plane as they were lacking in food....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Poverty, Sahara]

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A Report On The Girl

- Seven pairs of jeans,, thirteen shirts, two coats, one bottle of perfume, and nine necklaces; confidently she set all her times on the counter. The employees and Buckle smile sweetly at her as she slower priced up all of her times. After everything had finally been rung up, the lady at the counter told her, her total for that day was going to be, $2,541. The girl buying all of the new clothes caught the reaction of the people around her, and laughed to herself before calmly sliding her credit card across the counter....   [tags: Debt, University, Full-time, Money]

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Put a Girl in it

- Put a Girl in it Human companionship is one of the most basic needs of humans that can be seen in the Creation story. It is tricky for any human to find the perfect companion, especially if one is one of a kind. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein two characters exemplify this need Dr. Victor Frankenstein and The Creature. They are in search of the same thing companionship, and they go to great lengths to try to achieve it from the traditional to scientific discoveries. The classic theme of perversion of family is a major component in Frankenstein....   [tags: Sociology, Human Companionship]

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