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Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor

- Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor     In Shakespeare's comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, there are two plots that ultimately converge into the concept of marriage; one is the antics executed by the wives, and the other is the marriage of Anne Page. Both of these plots subversively yield a disheartening attitude towards the view of women within the scope of the play. Wives in The Merry Wives of Windsor are not acknowledged as much beyond commodities, not to be entrusted to their own wills, and are considered anonymous, degraded figures by men....   [tags: Merry Wives of Windsor Essays]

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Corruption of Power in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragic plays. It is considered a tragedy because the main character has a tragic flaw, and this is the cause of his downfall. One major reason for his downfall is how corrupted he becomes due to the power he has. Shakespeare utilizes the aspect of corruption of power in Macbeth. William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. Ironically, it is on the same date, just 52 years later that he dies. William had 6 other siblings, of which he was the third oldest....   [tags: tragedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor]

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Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor

- Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Through history, there have been many explanations at to why Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor”. Some have argued that the play was written for the Garter Ceremony held on April 23, 1597, when the patron of Shakespeare’s company, Lord Hudson, was installed; supposedly, the play was later revised for public performance, around 1601. Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor” as a comedy, however it does not obey all typical conventions of a Shakespearean comedy as noticeable differences in the plot show....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays

- A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays In the Henry IV plays, Sir John Falstaff is the companion of Prince Hal. He is a liar, a thief, a drunkard and a coward, but he has the gift of making light of everything. His easy-going good nature makes others willing to indulge his outrageous behavior, and he gets out of scrapes by using his quick wit and his ability to play on words. Falstaff cares nothing for authority and is cynical about martial ideals such as honor....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of The Stepford Wives

- Analysis of The Stepford Wives Mildly diverting is about the best that can be said for The Stepford Wives, a remake so pointless it could be about as entertaining as daytime tv.. Adapted from Ira Levin’s chilling novel as a comedy, as opposed to the nifty 70’s thriller which made the title a household phrase, the makers have missed out one crucial ingredient: Laughs. Nicole Kidman (Moulin rouge, practical magic) plays Joanna, a burnt-out TV executive who gets fired from her job and is driven to the 50’s suburb of stepford, where rich, style-free, god awful men live with impossibly beautiful and servile women....   [tags: The Stepford Wives Movies Film Essays]

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The Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VII had more wives than the average man during his time period. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, and Katherine Parr all shared a life with the king for a period of time, whether it was a few months or several years. He had a colorful divorce pattern as well, ranging from annulment to execution. Though the king blamed his wives for not giving him a son, it was actually almost entirely his fault but the women paid the price for his ignorance....   [tags: catherine of aragon, kathryn howard]

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Merry Wiesner : Women And Gender

- Merry Wiesner in Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe offers a glance of the lives of men and women in the period of ~1500-1750, but more notably an examination of how a field develops across her textbook’s three editions. Dividing her book into three parts revolving around body, mind, and soul, she focuses on showing the static state of female involvement in history for the period, where women might influence men, but ultimately found themselves dominated by male dominated gender hierarchy. (311) While many of her ideas do not present novelty in the field, her aim never sought it....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Gender role]

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The Widow at Windsor, by Rudyard Kipling

- In the poem “The Widow at Windsor” Rudyard Kipling uses the voice of one of the men to explain what it means to be one of Queen Victoria’s soldiers. The soldier explains how powerful the Queen is and how she uses her power over others to gain what she wants. He also talks about the soldiers that do her bidding. Any idealistic notions the soldiers may have had at the thought of being soldiers is countered by the reality of their day-to-day lives. Kipling’s own life experiences lends credence to the doublespeak that this poem brings to light....   [tags: A Soldier's Life]

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Graduation Speech At The University Of Windsor

- Graduation came quickly. After hearing my phone 's alarm go off, I got up and got ready. Today was the day that I had worked towards for four years. However, I didn’t feel happy or excited. Instead, I felt sad that this stage of my life was over. I went into my car and drove to the ceremony, which was held at the Ambassador Auditorium. I couldn’t wait to walk across the stage and receive my diploma. I would remember this day forever. Once I arrived at the University of Windsor there was students, parents, and friends everywhere, so I couldn 't help but be excited....   [tags: High school, Graduation, College]

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Edie Windsor And Thea Spyer

- Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer met in 1963, quickly developing a romantic relationship. As Thea Spyer said, they “immediately just fit”. By 1967, Thea Spyer proposed to Edie Windsor, who instantly responded “yes, yes, yes”. After a forty year engagement, Thea and Edie were married in Toronto, Canada in 2007. The film Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement explores Thea and Edie’s relationship including the challenges of being a lesbian couple and the beauty of their long lasting love. Edie Windsor was born in Philadelphia in 1929....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Civil union]

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Traditional Wives verses Stay at Home Wives

- Times have changed significantly from the 70’s when I was a child. My mother was a stay at home wife for the first 10 years of my life. She cooked, cleaned, and made sure my brother and I were off to school daily. Although she didn’t have an outside job, she as well as many women believed a stay at home mom was a full time job. I remember my father handing my mother money regularly to put toward the utility bills while she would scrub the kitchen floor. By the end of the day, my mom was usually too tired to cater to my father because of the attention she gave to her home duties during the day....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Windsor's Tourism as a Honey Pot Site

- An accurate definition of tourism is when individuals travel for pleasure or it may be the business catering for people who do this. There are many reasons as to why people might visit different locations. It could be to explore different civilizations and ethnicities for example, Greece; or it could simply be to experience a different lifestyle and to take a break from their usual routine and rest, for example, Venice. Tourism is a tertiary industry which enables people worldwide to take trips to places for their own conveniences....   [tags: tourist, travel, UK, Britain]

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Military Wives At Home Moms

- Military wives Military wives are perceived as stay at home moms that sit at home all day and take care of the kids. My views on the wives of soldiers is that they are pretty much single parents while their husbands are deployed. The wives are expected to keep the house up and running by doing the housework, cooking, cleaning and caring for the children. People on the outside looking in may think that all of the wives are unemployed and living off of their husbands. The wives are forced to deal with all the duties that, are they are supposed to share as a couple....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Family, Wife]

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The Power of Daughters, Wives, and Mothers

- “Nehaa is a Daughter since 1971, a wife since 1994 and a mother since 1995”. This is how Nehaa S. Patil describes herself in her profile. She is the founder and chairman of an NGO “Modern rural Architects of rural khurukshetras” whose mission is to empower people with knowledge and resources to manage their lives in a better manner and raise their quality of life. She represents a woman in the modern world who is successfully playing so many roles simultaneously. In another corner of the world, more than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and prom...   [tags: Sheconomy vs. Mancession]

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Marriage Between Men And Wives

- In ancient Rome society, marriage is one of the most significant parts of everyone’s life, especially for women. In general, the Romans praise the harmonious marriage relationship. They also have distinct and specific expectations about husbands’ and wives’ obligations. The Romans usually honor these responsible wives and set them as outstanding examples of pietas. Turia, for instance, is an excellent model who manifests wives’ good behaviors and their loyalty to husbands. The inscription, written by Turia’s husband, indicates different components for ideal marriages, such as women’s good personalities and duties, husbands’ love to wives, and family financial management....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Love]

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Good Wives : Image And Reality

- In the book Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich attempts to highlight the role of women that was typical during this particular time period. During this point in history in hierarchal New England, as stated both in Ulrich’s book and “Give Me Liberty. An American History” by Eric Foner, ordinary women were referred to as “goodwives” (Foner 70). “A married woman in early New England was simultaneously a housewife, a deputy husband, a consort, a mother, a mistress, a neighbor, and a Christian” and possibly even a heroine (Ulrich 9)....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Gender]

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The Wives of King Henry VIII

- ... Six years following the birth of his illegitimate son, Henry decided he was done with Catherine, and became more intrigued with the sister of one of his past mistresses, Anne Boleyn. In the beginning of the king's infatuation, Anne was not interested, but as time passed she grew fonder of him (Weir 40). Once Catherine was no longer able to produce the heir that Henry so desperately desired, he took it into his own hands to get the marriage annulled in order to re-marry. By 1527, he convinced himself that his marriage to Catherine acted directly against a passage in the Bible found in Leviticus 20:21....   [tags: henry tudor, england, anne boleyn]

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Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"

- Elizabeth Gaskell was the most established female figure in Victorian British Literature. By the time she blossomed into a literary career, she was thirty-eight years old. Most of her novels centered on the plight of the working people in England struggling to survive and dealing with the social stigma of class and wealth. Even though she received harsh criticism from critics for having sympathy for the poor, it didn’t deter her from a successful writing career, nor deny her talent as a writer. In her last work Wives and Daughters; Gaskell implements her satire writing style to examine social issues in England....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"

- Introduction Elizabeth Gaskell, author of Wives and Daughters, wrote a best seller during the Victorian reign. Although she started her writing career in her late thirties, she managed to impress her critics with her unique style. She managed to branch away from writing novels to write a biography about her friend Charlotte Bronte, which almost resulted in a lawsuit. Even though critics embarked harshness on her writing about the plight of the working class, yet they viewed her work as a skillful....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Obedient Wives Club

- Ladies, it is about time to forget about where to bargain for the best toilet-roll deal in town and instead, consider speaking up for yourself, as outrageously enough, the OWC is now convicting you guilty for your husband’s infidelity. Most women – feminists in particular – were incensed by the ideology of the OWC, that the recipe to a blissful marriage is a cheery man at home, which can be realized if women served their spouses like “first –class prostitutes”. Nevertheless, from what perspective is the OWC viewing this issue and why has it stir such uproar among those who are against it....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Sister Wives

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

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

- Eat, Drink and Be Merry This essay involves a very personal subject in my life and in the life of someone I hold very near and dear to my heart. A few years ago one of my closest friends whom I had known for most of my life told me under a cloud of tears, embarrassment, fear, and hope that she thought she had bulimia. I was the only one she had the courage to tell, and she felt that she had to tell someone because she had lost all control over her own actions, feelings, and thoughts. She felt that she couldn’t stop even if she wanted to....   [tags: Eating Disorders Bulimia Essays]

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Discussion Sheet On Merry Wiesner 's Reading

- Name: Carmanie Bhatti Discussion Sheet on Merry Wiesner’s reading Women in the Reformation 1. State three or four of the most important points from these readings in your own, succinct phrasing. (a) During the 16th and 18th century periods, the idea of the Renaissance changed.(pg. 18) (b) For the modern Europeans, Christianity was the most important of sources, since it descended from Judaism. (pg 19) (c) The Hebrew Scriptures were a source of negative influence for the women. (pg 20) 2. Discuss one or two aspects of the readings that grabbed your interest....   [tags: Protestantism, Protestant Reformation, Spain]

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Web-Based UMS for the City of Windsor, Ontario

- Using the system design discussed in section 4, two major demands of this web-based UMS for the City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada are satisfied. One is to publish urban data in City of Windsor via the internet to make the public to access them as the classic web-based UMS does. The other one is to enable authorized users, e.g. administrators, to access more advanced operations, such as to manage GIS data via the internet without installation of any other GIS software. In this web-based UMS, PostgreSQL and GeoServer are used to construct vector data web service provider, SQL Server 2008, ArcSDE and GeoServer are used to construct aerial photo web service provider, and Apache Tomcat is employed...   [tags: Information Technology]

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The True Author of the Works Attributed to Shakespeare

- “I am firm against Shakespeare — I mean the Avon man, the actor.” (Whitman) The true author of the works attributed to Shakespeare have been in question since the late eighteenth century and really garnered attention until the early twentieth century, when famous authors such as George Bernard Shaw, Walt Whitman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson declared their opinions on the question. The most popular candidates for authentic authorship, besides William Shakespeare himself, are Edward DeVere, Francis Bacon, Queen Elizabeth I, and Christopher Marlowe....   [tags: shakespeare, christopher marlowe, writings]

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The Lives and Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VIII is considerable the most controversial monarch Great Britain has ever had. He is commonly known for his ill-advised decisions, six wives, and splitting Great Britain from the Catholic Church to create the Church of England. King Henry VIII of England’s determination to guarantee his family line’s continuation in the throne caused many problems, such as religious tensions, economic hardships, and political adversaries that continued one long after his death. King Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 in Greenwich, England....   [tags: Monarch, Great Britain, History]

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s "Wives and Daughters"

- Elizabeth Gaskell started her writing career in her late thirties. She went on to becoming an accomplished writer in the Victorian British Literature. All of Gaskell’s novels droned on about the consist stigma poor people had to endure at the hands of society’s powerful and wealthy. She managed to branch away from her constant rambles of the poverty of the Englanders, just to write a biography about her dear friend Charlotte Bronte which almost resulted in a lawsuit by family and friends of Bronte....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Windsor Castle

- Windsor Castle “Seen for the first time, Windsor Castle is an unforgettable sight; its imposing towers and battlements creating one of the world’s most spectacular sky-lines” Windsor Castle is one of England’s most dominant structures. The castle was built around 1070 by William the Conqueror. It stands about 21 miles west of London in a parameter town called Windsor. Edward III rebuilt the castle around 1344, but many kings have contributed their own share to the enormous structure. The castle is located above the Thames river....   [tags: Place Descriptive Monuments Essays]

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Windsor As a Major Sigh Seeing Area

- Windsor As a Major Sigh Seeing Area Windsor is a major sight seeing area. Windsor is a very is a very successful tourist centre. It has a variety of historic and modern interests e.g. Lego Land, Windsor Castle. A tourist is a person who visits places out of interest; they will usually stay at least one night. (Extract from Collins dictionary). There is a growing conflict between the residents of Windsor and the increasing amount of tourists visiting. Population density is increasing resulting in rise in pollution, crowded buses and increase in prices that will affect locals which will annoy them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Degradation of Wives in the Victorian Period

- The Degradation of Wives in the Victorian Period The degradation of the married woman in the Victorian era existed not only in that she was stripped of all her legal rights but also that no obligations were placed in her realm. Upon marriage, Victorian brides relinquished all rights to property and personal wealth to their husbands. Women were, under the law, “legally incompetent and irresponsible.” A married woman was entitled to no legal recourse in any matter, unless it was sponsored and endorsed by her husband....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Review and Discussion of the Article The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility by Duane Windsor

- ... He emphasizes, throughout this article, a concern regarding “wealth-oriented practices” dominating the future of corporate social responsibility. Windsor reviews prominent corporate social responsibility theorists who all contributed greatly to the distinctions between responsibility and responsiveness businesses have to their societies. Windsor discussed Archie Carroll’s pyramid model of responsibility as the root of the modern definition of corporate social responsibility. He explains, “Economic responsibilities are the foundation and philanthropy is the apex” of Carroll’s pyramid (pg....   [tags: wealth-oriented, profit, stakeholders]

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The Tv Show Sister Wives On The Tlc Network

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

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New York Law Vs. Windsor V. United States

- The court held that first “Windsor has standing in this action because we predict that New York, which did not permit same-sex marriage to be licensed until 2011, would nevertheless have recognized Windsor and Thea Clara Spyer as married at the time of Spyer’s death in 2009, so that Windsor was a surviving spouse under New York law (Windsor v United States, 2012).” Secondly the court states that “Windsor’s suit is not foreclosed by Baker v. Nelson, 409 U.S. 810 (1971), which held that the use of the traditional definition of marriage for a state’s own regulation of marriage status did not violate equal protection (Windsor v United States, 2012).” Thirdly, “section 3 of DOMA is subject to in...   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Autobiographies Made by the Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau

- ... Staying positive was a very hard thing to do, so by Moreau giving the women the strength to get through it makes a world of difference. (Yelms) The reader is given examples of the wives life at the homefront and her stories there. The house where the women gather is called Schilling Manor, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas. It was the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam. Moreau being the daughter of a waiting wife gives her the knowledge to show how the other women felt....   [tags: familes, military wifes, stories]

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Gender Inequality Still Exists Between Husbands And Wives

- In China, gender inequality still exists between husbands and wives; however, ever since 1950, the tendency of gender positions shared in a marriage is increasing. Both traditional and modern marriages require dowries and bride prices from both families, whereas the economic grows, either one side of the family has to disburse more to the other family. Moreover, the one who has higher education or earn the most has the authority in household. Working inequality is still present in some cities of China, however, the unfairness has improved distinctly from the past....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Family]

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Summary Of ' My Husband 's Nine Wives '

- Most American women would shudder at the thought of their husband spending time with another woman. Not Elizabeth Joseph. Joseph chronicles her life in polygamy in an essay that appeared in the New York Times in 1991 entitled “My Husband’s Nine Wives”. Joseph discusses how it is problematic to manipulate her life around her husband Alex, her occupation and her youngster on a daily basis. She argues monogamous relationships are chockfull of “compromises” and “trade-offs”. She mentions how excited the children are when their Father comes to eat once a week....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Full-time, Monogamy]

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Women in Uruk and Greece: Wives, Noble, Whores, or Evil?

- Throughout studies of ancient civilizations Woman's place seems to be similar, but through a large spectrum of roles; as in the tales of Medea and Gilgamesh. Both tales tell their own views on Women, but also show each woman in their best and worst: The common, the priestess, the harlot, the wise, or just an evil witch. By analyzing and contrasting each woman one can see the view of women in ancient societies through the way stories detail them and their defining actions. During each of the tales, there is only one example of the common woman....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Brother Grim Taking The Merry Out Of Fairy Tales

- After reading the Brothers Grim version of “Cinderella” and viewing the film version of “Cinderella”, Everafter, one can distinguish precise differences between the these two similar stories. Both versions tell of a young maiden whose mother died when she was young and is then tormented by her stepmother and her two stepsisters who enslave her in her own home and force her to sleep among the ashes of the fireplace. Yet, both stories vary greatly when it comes to the content of the tales. The Brothers Grim version portrays Cinderella as a young, defenseless woman who submits to her stepmothers every wish and endears harsh punishment for any insolence she may show towards her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inequality and Injustice in First Wives Club

- The First Wives' Club allows us to view social inequality and injustice from the perspective of three strong and powerful women. Dumped, divorced, and demoralized, Brenda, Elise, and Annie find a way to make the best of one of life's most unpleasant situations. The "first wives" decide to take action against their ex-husbands and seek revenge for both material and egotistical reasons. The women had been friends through college, and continue to be a source of constant support for one another even now....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movies]

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

- Henry VIII and His Six Wives Henry VIII married his brother's widow, Catherine of Aragon, in a political marriage (much like most weddings of the time). When Catherine of Aragon had stillborn children as well as early infancy deaths to all of their children, except Mary, Henry VIII began to worry that he would not have a son to heir the thrown. He began to petition the court for an annulment, so that we could marry his mistress Ann of Boleyn. At first Catherine, was kept in the dark of Henry's plans, he was using the text of Leviticus to justify his annulment....   [tags: Papers]

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

- Writings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s often depict husbands as controlling. This would lead to the demise of their wives. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman the husband’s insistence upon control, leaves their wives longing for the freedom of simple expression. “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” illustrates how the husband is the controlling figure in the marriage. The two short stories also expose how the oppression put on them by their husband leaves the women unfulfilled and unhappy with their lives....   [tags: The Story of an Hour, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Evaluation of “‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of the Wives in ‘Othello’”

- Ruth Vanita is an English professor at Delhi University who wrote this essay, “‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of the Wives in ‘Othello’,” as part of her work on the representation of wife-murder in Renaissance drama. The article was published in 1994 in the journal, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Vanita’s thesis is that the deaths of Desdemona and Emilia were a reflection of societal acceptance of violent behavior against women and in particular within the husband-wife relationship during the Renaissance....   [tags: ‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedne]

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The Adventures and Tales of Robin Hood

- The legend of Robin Hood is widely known throughout the world. There are various literary works pertaining to the adventures and tales of Robin Hood. The main legacy that Robin and his band of merry men leave behind is the heroic concept of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. The tale has been around for hundreds of years, and is still a recurring theme used for different types of entertainment such as different movies, plays and books. As with most historical heroes the facts of their life may become slightly fabricated with the passing of time....   [tags: robin hood, stealing, merry men]

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Dionysus- The Ancient Greek God

- Dionysus - the ancient Greek god of wine, merry making, and madness. Dionysus is included in some lists of the twelve Olympians of Ancient Greek religion. Dionysus was the last god to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. He was the also youngest Olympian, and the only one to have a mortal mother. The Dionysia was a large festival held in ancient Athens in honor of Dionysus. During the festival, numerous theatrical performances of dramatic tragedies and comedies were preformed while people would eat and drink, especially wine....   [tags: God of wine, merry making, maddness]

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The Life of Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway “But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” (Hemingway, 29). This is one of the lines that Ernest Hemingway uses in one of his books, titled, “The Old Man and The Sea.” It was published in 1952, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize the following year. The story of an old fisherman's journey, his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea, was considered to be the most popular of all his works. Fortunately for this well-known author, he has many more books, novels and short stories that his readers enjoy....   [tags: literature, wives, Nobel prize]

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Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- The Roles of Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour The predominant feminist theme that stood out for me in the story 'Yellow woman' by Leslie Marmon Silko and 'The story of an hour' by Kate Chopin relates to the protagonists' expectations of fulfilling thier roles as wives. The two women struggle with what they should think, what is appropriate for them to feel in their circumstances and the obvious restrictions on their freedom. In 'Yellow woman', the protagonist struggles with her feelings for Silva and the nagging thoughts of her husband and her baby at home....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Portrayal of Americans in Several Short Stories

- In "Hunters in the Snow", Tobias Wolff defines what it is to be American as someone hiding the truth and seeking to become free from the burdens of life. There are many instances where Mr. Wolff talks about lies in the book. Frank lies about his affair with the babysitter, Kenny doesn't tell the guys he was asked to shoot the dog, and Tub lies about having a gland problem being the reason why he was fat. All these lies lead to high tension and eventually conflict. When Kenny joking sounds like he is about ready to shoot Tub, Tub has the automatic reaction and shoots Kenny in the stomach....   [tags: The Wives of the Dead]

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Proposing Windsor Boys and Girls Group Learning of Dance and Drama

- I am a six form council representative and I proposed an idea, discussed at length and agreed by everyone at the meeting and also by the students that study dance and drama that Windsor boys and Windsor girls should join together to study these lessons. This arrangement would cover a two-year period- AS and A2 level study. It would only apply to these two subjects however it could work well in other subject areas too. I do understand that some concerns will arise but I hope I can overcome any problems that do come up and hopefully I can persuade you in to this arrangement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Merry King

- In today's commercial market environment, competition and globalization has increased dramatically. The excessive cost arising from inefficient processes and operation have been considered to be the major causes of losses to the organizations over the past several years. Several organizations, particularly larger companies, recognize the need to hedge and manage against undesired risks. Software development is presently one of the most common risk issues. Adler, (1998) reveal that the software development project includes risk events that can cause damage to improving processes....   [tags: Globalization, Competition, Software Development]

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The Believe that William Shakespeare wrote the Works Attributed to Him

- It was found in a survey by Education Life, that the overwhelming majority of Shakespearean professors believe that William Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon wrote the works attributed to him, and do not believe there is a strong argument disproving his authorship (Niederkorn 1). This conclusion comes from numerous sources and pieces of evidence, one of the most important being the First Folio, the complete collection of Shakespeare’s works published in 1623. The First Folio gives essential information about the identity of the author, a name, face, date of death, and hometown, and informs the public that that he was an actor whom at least two earls knew of....   [tags: stratford upon avon, shakespeare, first folio]

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Did William Shakespeare Write the Plays and Sonnets or Not?

- ... De Vere was born into the world of wealth, so he had vast experience of what the real world was and even graduated college. It is said that “De Vere possessed the classical learning and knowledge of the law, music, Italian culture and aristocratic sports that feature so prominently in the Shakespeare canon” (“Edward”). De Vere also wrote poetry and was acknowledged as a playright, just like Shakespeare. To make it even better, Vere was an actor in his own troupe, the “Oxford Boys”. They performed at the Blackfriar theatre, which he owned, and were rivals of The Globe (“De Vere”)....   [tags: pseudonym, authorship debate]

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Character Study of Sir Toby Belch from Twelfth Night

- ... As he returns home at unearthly hours without care for his niece, and makes no attempt at making money to compensate for her generosity, it is evident that Sir Toby feels the right to live at her estate because of their blood relation. Further proving his selfish behaviour, it is plain to see that the only reason why Sir Toby had befriended Sir Andrew was for his wealth and wanted him to wed Olivia for the same reason. “Why he has three thousand ducats a year” (1.3.20) says Belch with clear intentions and tainted virtue....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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William Shakespeare or A Different Author?

- When books are thought of, it's usually by the author. The author comes up with the ideas for the plot, storyline, characters,etc. But with shakespeare, that's seems to be a different case. Throughout the past couple of years, there has been something known as the “Authorship Debate”. People seem to be coming up with theories that Shakespeare himself, didn't write the play, but someone else. During that era, if you were of high standing, you weren't allowed to write without facing some sort of prejudice....   [tags: Playwright, Poet]

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Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching

- Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching In reading William Thackeray's novel, Vanity Fair, it was very surprising to learn that it was customary for soldiers' wives to follow and accompany their husbands' regiments when they went off to engage in combat. It seems rather odd when Amelia, on her honeymoon, boarded the ship (provided by His Majesty's government) that would take the troop on to Brussels. There is quite a big production as crowds gathered and cheered as the bands played “God Save the King”, while officers waved their hats and the crew rushed about....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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The Merchant of Venice

- ... From this, it can be argued that she is cruel, even though this is fuelled by her anxiousness to find the perfect husband, as well as using this as a metaphorical warning for other potential suitors. Shakespeare uses Portia’s arrogant and arduous personality to represent Elizabethan society’s attitudes to foreign ethnicities. This is an idea which links to the religious conflict between Christianity and Judaism, therefore showing that in Elizabethan times, the Christian population were thought to have had the responsibility to “judge and offend” (2.9) those who were abnormal in any way possible....   [tags: women´s role, social issues]

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Biography of William Shakespeare

- ... In 1597 he purchased the second largest house in Stratford which he called New Place. William Shakespeare wrote a series of popular stage plays. Manny of his work including “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth” are still read and performed around the world, and some doubts are there about if someone used to write the plays and poets for him. William Shakespeare’s name became a selling point. William Shakespeare’s career is divided into four periods.Beginning with what is referred to as an experimental period starting around 1591 and ending around 1593 which includes Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen...   [tags: Anne Hathaway, the foil]

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Comparing the Hero in Fall of the House of Usher, Rip Van Winkle, and May-Pole of Merry Mount

- The Romantic Hero in Fall of the House of Usher, Rip Van Winkle, and May-Pole of Merry Mount Hero n. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. Though this is the definition of hero according to Random House Webster’s Dictionary, the Romantic interpretation of hero is quite different. A Romantic hero is usually somewhat innocent and carefree, separate from the masses, and is almost always on some type of journey. This hero is idealistic, non-conforming, and rarely lives in the “here and now,” but, on the contrary, is well rounded, skilled in some fashion, and able to communicate with all walks of life....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Roles Of Women In The Economic Success Of Colonial New England

- We have all undoubtedly heard of the revolutionary men who shaped the original colonies into a great nation but few people realize the importance women's roles played in the economic success of the New England colonies. This paper will highlight how the colonial women affected economy and contributed to the success of the British colonies. Women have always played a major role in history and the economics of the colonial period is no different. Additionally, one will see how women contributed to the economy of the time by suppling many of the material goods used at the time....   [tags: Ulrich Good Wives Females]

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Doubting Shakespeare's Authorship

- Adding to the list of those assumed to be the legitimate authors of the Shakespearean works, a theory naming poet and dramatist Christopher Marlowe the writer of the plays. The coincidence regarding Marlowe's death in 1593 and the publications of Shakespeare's early works are the forefront for this argument. The Marlovian theory states that the death of Christopher Marlowe was faked, and he was the main author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. "Around the time of Marlowe's apparent death, the name William Shakespeare appeared in print for the first time, attached to a new work, Venus and Adonis, described by its author as 'the first heir of my invention'" (Barber 84)...   [tags: English literature history]

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Wedding Toasts to the Newlyweds – Perhaps Others Have Said it Best

- Wedding Toasts to the Newlyweds – Perhaps Others Have Said it Best A health to you, A wealth to you, And the best that life can give to you. May fortune still be kind to you, And happiness be true to you, And life be long and good to you, Is the toast of all your friends to you. Down the hatch, to a striking match. Irish Toast "Marriage: A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves - making in all, two." Ambrose Bierce To the newlyweds: May "for better or worse" be far better than worse....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Commonalities between Blood Families

- ... The third letter is between a wife and husband, Margery Paston and Sir John Paston. Paston starts her letter off saying “worshipful husband” (Moriatry 234). She also goes on and says she is sorry he is not going to home for Christmas and that she would think of herself as “half a widow” because he is not home (Moriatry 235). Paston does not like to be away from her husband. With her saying she is “half a widow” until he comes homes shows the strong bond between the married couple. The final letter being looked at from “The Voices of the Middle Ages”, is between German Polo and his wife’s parents....   [tags: true, blood, english, italian, wives, bond]

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Merry Christmas

- Christmas break had just started and a chilly gust of air blew right through me as I walked up to my front door, still in shock from the night’s trauma. Dave called me as I was driving home from my boyfriend, Mike’s house and said that he needed to talk to me about Julie, my best friend and his girlfriend. Because we were also good friends, I, of course, agreed. He was driving home from a basketball camp and said he would call again when he was on his way over. I thought nothing of it because I knew that he and Julie had recently taken a break from each other in order to possibly save their relationship, just like Mike and I had done almost three weeks earlier....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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The Shakespeare Room

- The Shakespeare Room The Life of Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare and his wife, Mary Arden. His father was weathly and held a number of municipal offices. Shakespeare received a good education, but he did not go to the university as many other writers of his time did. Some of these writers ridiculed him and his work because of this. One such example of this ridicule is a pamplet that was published in 1592 by Robert Greene, a famous playwright. In this pamphlet, Greene criticized Shakespeare and his work, a criticism that seems to come mostly from jealosy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play

- Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most terrifying tragedies. It centres around two main characters Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth. It tell us of Macbeth rise to power as King of Scotland, by murdering the current King Duncan I, after three witches forewarn him of his coming of power. He then seeks to secure his position; by killing anyone who threatens him, for instance Banquo, because the three witches, also told Macbeth that Banquo's children will be kings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Life of the Great Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare

- The Life of the Great Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare In his world he was know throughout the land as a very talented writer and actor. He often performed for Queen Elizabeth and many of her royal court. Back then he did not know that his fame would extend farther than his home country. Levi Fox states: There is no other writer, poet, dramatist, scholar, artist, or man of the theater who enjoys such universal veneration and popularity. Admiration of Shakespeare unites all peoples, irrespective of language, politics, or religion....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Hal in Henry IV Part One

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Hal in Henry IV Part One Shakespeare wrote 10 history plays in all, 8 of these make up a series of 2 tetralogies, or sets of 4 plays each. Placing them in chronicle order, the metrologies are: (1) Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, and Henry V, (2) Henry VI part 1, Henry VI part 2, Henry VI part 3, and Richard III. Henry I part 1 was written in 1596-1597, and was and still is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays ever written. The reason it is not so popular as other plays such as Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) and Taming of the shrew (comedy) is that it is a history play....   [tags: Papers]

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The Unaccounted for Period of William Shakespeare's Life

- The Unaccounted for Period of William Shakespeare's Life William Shakespeare was born on April 26th 1564[1] in Stratford on-Avon to parents John and Mary. Growing up, he received a good education for a country boy of that period. He attended the village elementary school, was tutored by his mother and others, and learned a great deal by himself[2]. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, had his first child, Susanna in 1583 followed by twins Judith and Hamnet in 1585. Documentation ends here....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Cesorship of the Works of William Shakespeare

- Cesorship of the Works of William Shakespeare Why have the works of Shakespeare been censored. William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous and respected author ever to write in the English language. His plays have been read by millions and watched, both on stage and on screen, by billions of people worldwide. Yet, his works have provoked censorship ever since their writing--even before their first performance on stage. Why. The reasons for censorship are nearly as varied as the works themselves; however, unlike Shakespeare's works, the reasons for their censorship have changed significantly over time....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Shakespeare: The Best Playwright that Ever Lived

- Shakespeare: The Best Playwright that Ever Lived William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Food in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Food in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Unlike some of Shakespeare's other plays Hamlet doesn't seem to contain as many references to food. When researching food in reference to The Merry Wives of Windsor, it was easy to see much of the symbolism behind the many references. One of the most interesting references to food in Hamlet we discussed in class. I found it really interesting how Shakespeare used posset as a way to describe poison clotting in the ear. Unfortunately though, references like this are few and far between in Hamlet....   [tags: Papers]

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Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

- Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia In Colonial Virginia in 1661, Rebecca Nobles was sentenced to ten lashes for bearing an illegitimate child. Had she been an indentured servant she would also have been ordered to serve her master an additional two years to repay his losses incurred during her pregnancy. After 1662, had she been an enslaved African woman she would not have been prosecuted, because in that year the Colonial government declared children born to slave women the property of their mother's master....   [tags: American History Essays]

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The Life Of William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime. These plays included comedies, histories, and tragedies. The plays contain vivid characters of all types and from many walks of life (World Book I). Shakespeare's works contain kings, pickpockets, drunkards, generals, hired killers, shepherds, and philosophers. Shakespeare's plays have been divided into four different periods of which he wrote plays. The first period lasted from 1590 to 1594. In this period he wrote Comedy of Errors, Henry VI, Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and King John....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's Henry IV

- Part I was written in 1597. This history play had begun to appear on the London stage around a decade before. The play gained such an enormous popularity, that Shakespeare produced a sequel to it - Henry IV - Part II . These two plays were very much amusing to the public, having many of the same characters, and are therefore usually discussed together by the critics. Shakespeare mainly tried basing most of his characters on real people, and later adapting them to their role....   [tags: Henry IV Essays]

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Sir Philip Sidney

- Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Biographical - Philip Sidney was born on November 30, 1554, in Penhurst, Kent. Philip came from a long line of notable Sidneys. His grandfather was Sir William Sidney a courtier to King Henry VIII and tutor (later steward) to King Henrys son Edward. Philips father Sir Henry Sidney was close friends with Edward. He was the lord deputy (governor) of Ireland on three separate occasions. He married Lady Mary Dudley who was the grand-daughter to Henry VIII. Philips godfather, after whom he was named, was Philip II of Spain, husband of Queen Mary I....   [tags: Biography Biographies History Essays]

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- his dramatic works, Shakespeare has provided insights into human nature which, in the opinion of many of his disciples, equal those of the greatest modern psychologists. The impact of the Bard's insights is compounded by a masterful use of the language which makes him the mostly widely studied English writer. Church records indicate that William Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on April 26, 1564. April 23 is widely accepted as his date of birth. His father was a respected tradesman (a glover who was involved in a variety of commercial activities) who held several important municipal offices....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay About Family: The Wives' Tales

- I am convinced that my mother and my father found solace in each other because they could no longer bear the madness of their brothers and sisters. Most of my aunts and uncles have second names to mark their exceptionality. My father’s eldest brother is called “Urgent” because he only calls when he needs money and always tells the kids to leave the message: “Urgent. Urgent, tell your dad to call me back urgent!” My father’s youngest brother calls himself “Castro” because his first name is Fidel....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family]

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- Romanticism, as stated in the American Heritage Electronic Dictionary is, "An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 18th century and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions." Falstaff is the ideal romantic character. In an article written by Harry T. Baker titled, "The Two Falstaffs" Baker writes against all the critics who claim that the Falstaff from Henry IV parts I and II is a different character then the Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Kennedy Onasis: The Queen of First Ladies

- The First Lady is the backbone of the President she shows love and compassion for the less fortunate, she makes the President look more appealing . People like the President but people Love the First Lady no matter who she is. Two very good examples of this are Jackie Onassis and Michelle Obama. While they come from very different life styles they have definitely left their mark. In comparing Jackie Onasis to Michelle Obama one would realize that two women from totally different backgrounds can make an amazing impact....   [tags: US president's wives]

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The Catholic View on Polygamy

- Polygamy Polygamy is the marriage of one man or woman to multiple spouses at one time when the other participating spouses know about one another. Polygamy is not to be confused with bigamy, which is the marriage of one man or woman married to multiple spouses that do not know about each other. There are many things said about polygamy today. There are many different views as well. The governments along with the people and the Catholic Church all have different views on polygamy. Most people view polygamy as wrong because it is degrading woman or humans in general....   [tags: marriage of one man to multiple wives]

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The Women Behind Bonaparte

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

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