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The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick

- The short story, “The Shawl,” written by Cynthia Ozick, recounts World War II by providing a very vivid image of a Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany. As one reads, he or she can see that Ozick does a wonderful job in portraying the hard times of Jews during the Holocaust. In the first paragraph, we meet the central characters, Rosa, Stella, and Magda as they attempt to endure the fears of life in the Nazi Concentration Camp. Rosa and Stella, her niece, are marching in a line to the camp with Rosa’s daughter, Magda, wrapped and hidden in a shawl from the German soldiers....   [tags: The Shawl Essays]

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Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl

- Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl The plot of this story does not adhere to the conventional plot line. I feel that the Shawl’s plot came to early. Magda dies to early in the novel. I would have wanted her to be living just a little while longer so that we can build some sort of relationship with her. In my opinion, all we know of this fifteen-month-old baby is what Rosa tells of her daughter. Magda never lives long enough to see life through the eye of the reader. This takes away from a conventional plot line....   [tags: Cynthia Ozick The Shawl Essays]

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Use of Symbolism in Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl

- In The Shawl, Cynthia Ozick uses descriptive details to engage the reader. The story describes the horror of Nazism. The setting of the story is a concentration camp. The three main characters are Rosa, who was a mother of two daughters, Stella who was fourteen and Magda who was fifteen months. The plot of the story surrounds a magic shawl. The shawl is a major part of the complication, climax and resolution of the story. The magic shawl is the only thing the three starving women have keeping them alive and eventually leads to their demise....   [tags: Symbol Analysis The Shawl]

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The Shawl

- Born and raised in a family of storytellers, it’s no wonder that this author, Louise Erdrich became a prolific writer. Louise was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, near the Chippewa Reservation with her mom, who had Native American roots and her dad who was of German descent. Her parents encouraged and challenged her at an early age to read, also to write stories and even paid her a nickel for each one that she wrote. Lorena Stookey states that Louise Erdrich’s style of writing is “like William Faulkner, she creates a fictional world and peoples it with multiple narrators whose voices commingle to shape her readers’ experience of that world” (Stookey 14)...   [tags: Louise Erdrich]

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The Story Of The Shawl

- In the story of The Shawl, we follow a mother who struggled during the holocaust to keep her child and niece alive. She works to keep her child feed and quiet, after a while she watches her child get taken by the guards. She gets her heart torn watching her child ripped away from her, now she has to survive without her child. She must suffer alone Helpless that is the only one to explain the infant. She depends on her mother to provide her basic needs. Only the mothers’ body is so deprived of her own basic needs that she can no longer produce milk, by default she can no longer nourish her daughter....   [tags: Family, Death, Foster care, Parent]

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The Shawl

- Many times in stories, authors will use the setting to set the stage for the story. The setting is like the foundation of the story, and without one the story seems merely lost. Quite often the setting will build up the story and affect the characters, and the characters behaviors. Against the backdrop of a Holocaust concentration camp, Ozick produces two static characters whose lack of development throughout the story emphasizes the theme of overwhelming hopelessness. In The Shawl Rosa, her infant daughter Magda, and her fourteen year old companion Stella are Jews interned in a concentration camp during World War II....   [tags: Holocaust Concentration Camp Ozick]

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The Function of the Shawl in Ozick's The Shawl

- The Function of the Shawl in Ozick’s “The Shawl” Suffering becomes a way of life for Magda, Stella and Rosa, as they struggle to survive during the Holocaust. During these trying times, some cling to ideals and dreams, while others find unusual vessels of hope – like the shawl – to perdure in their austere living conditions. Although the shawl becomes a source of conflict between Magda, Stella and Rosa in this narrative, it also serves as a pivotal force and a motivational factor. In Ozick’s “The Shawl”, a small wrap allows its owners to triumph over the adversities of a concentration camp, the “magic shawl” comforts, nourishes, protects and prolongs life....   [tags: Cynthia Ozick]

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Short Story, The Shawl, By Cynthia Ozick

- The year is 1942. Nearly the entire Eastern Hemisphere is fighting the worst war in history: World War II. However, something far more atrocious is happening behind the battle lines. Millions of Jews are being captured, tortured, and slaughtered in concentration camps throughout Germany. During what will later become known as the Holocaust, nearly eleven million people will be murdered in the hands of the Nazis (Blumberg). Many of those who survived this atrocity experienced symptoms of PTSD and other mental disorders resulting from the Holocaust....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Cynthia Ozick]

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Themes of Loss in "The Shawl" and "Bone Black"

- The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. In terms of relationships within a family, usually the closest is between the parent and child. When this relationship is cut short or is nonexistent because of a loss it can be especially devastating. The loss of a family member does not always refer to an actual physical loss, but can also refer to an emotional distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Novel ' The Red Convertible ' By Tim O ' Brien And The Shawl

- It is evident that the occurrence of war throughout history has made a lasting impression on soldiers and civilians alike. This has been expressed over the years through different works of literature. The cost of war to the individual is illustrated in “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, and “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick because each story shows some element of mental, emotional, and physical toll. “The Red Convertible” is one example of literature that gives realistic examples of the impacts war can have on an individual....   [tags: English-language films, Emotion, The Reader]

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Comparing the Use of Setting in The Shawl and The Portable Phonograph

- Use of Setting in "The Shawl" and "The Portable Phonograph"              In literature, setting is often used to enhance or develop characters, provide realism, and create a mood or atmosphere for a story (Roberts 256). Two short stories, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick and Walter Van Tillburg Clark’s "The Portable Phonograph" explore victims of war in the vivid settings that the authors have created. Although both works are vague as to geographic setting and place in time, the authors’ detailed descriptions of the character’s surroundings envelop the reader and lend an air of authenticity to the tales (Kauvar 180)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Surviving Life and One’s Conscience

- Survival of the fittest has been used in biology to explain the evolution of creatures on earth. However, this term relates to humans at a greater level because their survival is based on their emotional and physical conditions. No matter how noble a person is, his or her natural instinct in case of an emergency is to save his or herself. However, the choice, which the person makes at that time, follows the person subconsciously throughout his or her life. Therefore, a person’s action at the time of crisis is what defines the person’s true nature, and the development of that person through time....   [tags: survival instinct, the shawl, the curse]

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Importance of Family in Anishinaabeg Culture

- ... The father pictures the girl’s death as her own mother, Aanakwad, throwing the girl over the edge of the wagon. This is what he tells his own son who is left behind to stay with him. When Aanakwad decides to leave, there is a disagreement with what is going to happen to the children. Aanakwad leaves with both the baby and their nine year old daughter. This means that the five year old son, named Gego, gets left behind with the father who has tuberculosis. While the mother and two girls are leaving, Gego realizes that he is being left behind....   [tags: Louise Erdrich's The Shawl]

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Versatile Uses for Scarves

- For centuries, scarf has been the foremost versatile accent for ladies. This text talks concerning some basic scarf attachment directions or steps on the way to tie a shawl for many common and common forms of scarves. Due to varied scarf styles, materials and shapes out there of late, scarf has become a perfect accent for all seasons and occasions. If worn well, it adds barely of magnificence and charm to any formal or informal apparel. Commonly, fashionable or modern scarf is created of silk, material or acetate that give a lightweight weight, fluid movement, strength, and a shiny end....   [tags: shawl, bandana, designer]

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Can you live without it?

- Have you ever had a possession that was so essential to your existence that you felt you couldn’t live without it. For instance, I have known many people who have said. I will die without that. They may be speaking of things such as their cell phone, or their Blackberry. In these cases being without these items probably wouldn’t cause them to die. Similarly, there are also people who hold onto items that belonged to a loved one, no longer in their life, who believe that without this item, they will die....   [tags: Literary Review]

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War I Am Against Wars

- “ I am against wars,” no one has to agree with this statement, it 's a personal/ point of view because war harms more than it helps a country. War also affects a person’s identity and morals. In addition, trying to recover from a war is not easy, so many people suffer the consequences after the war is over. War can damage one’s life because it not only affects them physically but also psychologically. In any war people are confronted with physical harm, violence, danger, exploitation, fear and loss....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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Loss of a Family Member, and Its Effects on the Family

- Kenji Miyazawa once said, “we must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”. This quote applies to loss in the fact that when we face a loss we must continue our lives and use the loss to make us stronger. The loss of a family member is always hard to deal with and it affects everyone differently. Some people are open about their feelings and others bottle them up. The loss of a family member does not always refer to a death, but can also refer to an emotional or physical distance put between two people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Plight of Women in Literature

- It has been said that the inner workings of a woman’s mind is truly an enigma, and I tend to agree. At any point, women’s hopes, dreams, silent sufferings, internal battles, and undisclosed desires may play a role in how they live their lives and do the things they do. In addition to those aspects of the complicated state of being a woman, becoming a mother can completely change a woman’s viewpoint on many things, as it has for me. Through the author’s use of setting, symbolism, and dynamic characters, the allegorical nature of certain stories in literature give insight on the plight of women - which may be interpreted differently by different people....   [tags: Setting, Symbolism, Character Development]

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The Presence of Different Elements of Power in the Synagogue as Read in Malory Nye’s Religion: The Basics

- ... Even after they had completed the touch and kiss action, they continued to watch the Torah circulate throughout the synagogue. One concept of power that Michel Foucault suggests is the panopticon, which says that the perceived existence of any form of constant surveillance has the ability to greatly influence the observed actions (Nye 2008, 72). Foucault mentions the diversity of relationships and contexts in which this panopticon can be observed (Nye 2008, 73). In my observations, I found that the synagogue was a place that resembled Foucault’s panopticon, particularly the time when the Torah was present in the service....   [tags: Religion, Surveillance]

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Symbolism Of A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Symbolism is one of the literary devices commonly used in drama. The symbol imparts the hidden meanings other than the apparent ones and also shows the emotional effects on the characters. Though A Doll 's House is not only realistic, but a naturalistic drama, Ibsen has made extensive use of symbolism in its setting, the use of imagery, and even in actions. The luxurious and harmonious looking scene at the beginning and the gradual degradation of that spick and span room of Nora is a symbolic setting....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Christmas tree]

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Cynthia Ozick

- Cynthia Ozick Cynthia Ozick was an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. She considers herself an American Jewish writer. Cynthia Ozick was a writer of fiction and non-fiction, but did not bloom her career until she was 32 years old. Her literary hero was Henry James. After Cynthia Ozick finished graduate school, she would read for hours. She tried to read all the books that she never read before. She tried to learn everything she could from the books that she read....   [tags: essays papers]

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Margaret Laurence 's The Stone Angel : Hagar 's Emotional Development

- The Power of Emotions in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel: Hagar’s Emotional Development Some people decide to hide their true feelings on the inside and refuse to allow others to see them express emotions. People can later notice that hiding emotions can have a negative impacts on them. The character Hagar in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel, is someone who keeps her feelings to herself; not allowing others to see how she truly feels or responds in emotional situations. For most of Hagar’s life she holds her feelings to herself, even at times such as the death of her loved ones....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Margaret Laurence, Family]

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To Change in Louise Erdrich's Red Convertible and The Shaw

- Exploring Change To change is to become different, to progress, and to grow. In Louise Erdrich’s stories “Red Convertible” and “The Shawl” the idea of change is used as a catalyst to advance the stories in a new and interesting direction. Both stories explain or imply some sort of change within their first sentences. The first sentence of “Red Convertible” reads, “I was the first one to drive a convertible on my reservation.” This is a change for the reservation, as it is the first time someone has driven a convertible on the reservation....   [tags: life, narrator, alter]

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B’nai Aviv Synagogue: Shabbat Service

- Established in 1988, the B’nai Aviv Synagogue is one of South Florida’s most prestigious Conservative Jewish structures of worship. According to the article, “Conservative Judaism – Religious Facts,” these synagogues seek to escape the immoderations of Reform and Orthodox Judaism while preserving traditional elements through practical modernization. For example, “Conservative Judaism holds that the laws of the Torah and Talmud are of divine origin, and thus mandates the following of Halacha (Jewish law)....   [tags: conservative structures, jewish worship, florida]

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Judaism : The Temple Of Jewish Worship

- Since the beginning of the religion, Judaism has seen major shifts in both the location and practices of worship. In ancient Jerusalem, the Temple on the Mount was the center of Jewish worship and home to prayer, offerings, and animal sacrifices (Rich). According to Jewish belief, this temple was built by King Solomon with the purpose of housing the Ark of the Covenant, a gold-covered chest which held the two stone tablets bearing the original Ten Commandments. This first temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Ark of the Covenants whereabouts are still unknown to this day....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Temple in Jerusalem, Jerusalem]

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Jewish House Of Worship : An Eye Opening Experience That Helped Me Open My Mind

- My visit to a Jewish House of Worship was an eye opening experience that helped me open my mind to other religions that were not in my spectrum of knowledge. The class as a whole has given me an insight to how my own religion (Roman Catholic) greatly differs to some religions yet connects in many ways with others. Due to the sharing of the Roman Catholic Old Testament or Hebrew Bible and great similarities regarding our history, I decided to attend the Washington Hebrew Congregation in 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC on Saturday March 12, 2016....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Moses, Jewish services]

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`` Intoxicated By My Illness `` By Anatole Broyard

- When one dies, does his presence fade away with his decaying body, or remain immortal. In the poignant yet inspirational essay, “Intoxicated by My Illness,” by Anatole Broyard, the author is informed about his prostate cancer, which leads him to gain a new perspective on himself and his life. Unlike most people who undergo the phase of despair and anxiety in the face of death, Broyard quickly accepts his imminent death, or “ [turns] toward it (343).” Despite the fact that his friends view such action as “courage,” (343) he believes his optimistic attitude is attributed to his “desire;” (344) he is cognizant that his “desire”- his view, thoughts, and presence- will be eternal....   [tags: Death, Life, Immortality]

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Bishop 's The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing

- It is clear that Bishop’s “The Unbeliever” is heavily influenced by her poetic idol Moore because it contains elements are inconsistent with Bishop’s work as a whole. History shows that Elizabeth Bishop was not a strict modernist poet, yet in this sample of her early work you can see her imploring strategies more consistent with Moore’s own unique style. The habit of following a strict structure and the habit of carefully sculpting her poems are two of Moore’s distinctive mannerisms. While the shape of “The Unbeliever” does serve a specific purpose, it is interesting to note that this is an uncommon tactic for Bishop....   [tags: Poetry, Modernism, Rhyme, Bird]

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Symbolism Of The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

- Guy de Maupassant was an incredible writer, and he was known for using symbolism as an extraordinary technique to give deeper meaning to his writings. In one of his many famous writings, The Necklace portrayed an overall message and this was tied in with the many symbols included in this piece. In this writing, the main character was a woman who was oddly obsessed with being rich, and mainly showing off as if she was. Her husband was a generous man who deeply loved her and did all he could to make her happy....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Short story, The Necklace]

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Belies, Customs and Religion of Different Regions

- In an attempt to satisfy my curiosity about the practices, beliefs, and customs of different religions, I registered for a religion analysis and interpretation course. It was expected that this course would encourage individuals to use critical thinking, while highlighting religious key points, and recognizing different traditions and belief systems. The initial assignment presented in this course was a site visit report. This assignment required each individual student to be a guest of a religious site that did not belong to their religion....   [tags: church, orthodox judaism]

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A Taste of a Dance and History

- A Taste of Dance and History What is dance. There are many different definitions of it; one read “a set of lively movement resembling a dance. That once again brings us back to what is dance. To me dance could be as simple as pointing your fingers to a course of intricate rhythms laid down for another to follow. Dance has many steps and turns and could be as complicated as you make it. Dance to me is a expression of one body to a beat. Four different forms thought out the ages will be covered, such forms are Native American dance, dance in politics, ballet and dance and technology....   [tags: dance appreciation, artitistic expression]

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Living in Sin by Adrienne Rich

- In the poem “Living in Sin” written by Adrienne Rich, Adrienne begins the poem with the perception of having a perfect relationship in which everything great will majestically fall into place for her. She has the fantasy that there is no work and/or effort to be put forth into a perfect relationship when she soon realizes is false. “Living in Sin” tells the story of a young woman who is unhappy with her life as well as her husband because of the fact that she feels she is nothing but a maid rather than a beloved woman with the love and affection of a great husband....   [tags: perfect relationship, marriage]

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Being Proper at an Iranian Wedding

- Iranian Wedding Iran is a plateau located in Southwestern Asia between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Persian not only refers to the primary language spoken, but also the cultural sphere of civilization populations such as Iraq and central Asia (Countries and Their Cultures 1). The ritual that will be discussed in this paper is Iranian (Persian) wedding which is part of the Twelver Shi’ism, the official religion of the state which began in the 17th century by Safavid Dynasty (Countries and Their Cultures 1)....   [tags: culture, decore, religion]

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Gandhi 's Independence Movement Of India

- Mahatma Gandhi “Father Of Nation” Growing up in India there was no history book that didn’t mention the name of this world famous political hero. When the topic comes to justice, nonviolence, peace in Indian struggle for Independence this iconic figure comes to our mind. Above all the other great leaders comes a major political and spiritual leader known worldwide for his non-violence act to free his country from Britishers, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi....   [tags: Indian independence movement]

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Mohandas Ghandi: The Peaceful Warrior

- Most people have at least heard his name. Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most notable characters in our fairly recent history. Born and raised a Hindu, he was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in the British-ruled India. He led India to independence and inspired many movements for civil rights across the world. Gandhi also assumed the leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921; effectively becoming the leading figure in India’s struggle for independence. He is known for many accomplishments....   [tags: India's modern history, independence]

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Watching, Glowering At The Children

- Jasper stood watching, glowering at the children. As they passed the store, laughing, he yelled at a couple of the older ones to slow down and keep their noise down. Instantly they all grew quiet. He had been furious to wake and find the girl asleep in a bedroll on the floor. What if he had stomped in and woken the baby, or caught her indecent. Carefully he had backed out of the store into his bedroom, breathing heavily. Noisily he walked out the back door, slamming it shut, and stomped over the white, crackly grass to the outhouse....   [tags: Boy, Girl, BOY, The Music Man]

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On The Rez

- [<<Names>> In the essay “On the Rez” which is written by Ian Frazier, the author tells us about life near the Indian Reservations. Life there can be very though, especially when some of your neighbors treat you with no dignity all because of your color and ethic group. The author then tells us various types of racial discrimination that the Indians felt around the Indian reservations, but the main story is about how a fourteen year old high school student was able change the hatred that was around her reservation, all from a single action that happened in a basketball game....   [tags: Native American, Indian Reservation, Race Relation]

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On the Rez

- In the essay “On the Rez” written by Ian Frazier, the author tells us about life near the Indian Reservations and how one girl was able to change the views of her neighbors. Life there can be very tough for Native Americans, especially when some of their neighbors treat them with no dignity all because of their color and ethic group. Frazier then tells us various types of racial discrimination that the Indians felt around the Indian reservations. But the main story is about how a fourteen year old high school student was able to eliminate the hatred that was around her reservation, all because of a single action which happened in a basketball game....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian Reservations]

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Gods and Guidance

- In times of strife and hopelessness, humanity looks to the sky for guidance, whether it is a god or specific entity a direction is important to finding a purpose or guidance. For centuries humanity has followed different religions, religious icons, and or moral principles dictated by a higher power, of which gives mankind a set of values and morals that give one direction and purpose. Without said guidance humanity struggles and conflicts with one another. In the drama Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, many characters are faced with such inner conflicts of beliefs, as they trudge on a misguided path as they refuse to believe the entirety of their situation, which subsequently leaves the tragedy and...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Review Of ' High Holy Days '

- Written in the era directly preceding the holocaust, High Holy Days, written from the perspective of a young girl, is more telling than is evident at first read. Themes of a young girls distance, and doubt pertaining to her religion are prominent throughout the piece. There is an obvious divide between the speaker and her religion, as well as the speaker and the others among her congregation. The physical divide between the men and the women is mentioned to be like “the Red Sea,” the sea that Moses crossed in Exodus, which separates Egypt from Saudi Arabia....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Temple in Jerusalem, World War II]

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Literary Analysis : High Holy Days

- Literary Analysis: High Holy Days Written in the era directly preceding the holocaust, High Holy Days, written from the perspective of a young girl, is more telling than is evident at first read. Themes of a young girls distance, and doubt pertaining to her religion are prominent throughout the piece. There is an obvious divide between the speaker and her religion, as well as the speaker and the others among her congregation. The physical divide between the men and the women is mentioned to be like “the Red Sea,” the sea that Moses crossed in Exodus, which separates Egypt from Saudi Arabia....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Temple in Jerusalem, World War II]

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To The Lighthouse

- To the Lighthouse, published in 1927 is one of Virginia Woolf's most successful novels written in a stream of consciousness style. The novel is divided into three parts, which revolve around the members of the Ramsey family and their guests during visits to their summer vacationing residence on the Isle of Skye. The central preoccupation within the novel however is not to be found within the lives of the characters, instead they are seen as being secondary to the overall grounding of the novel in the house itself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

-   The editors of anthologies containing T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" invariably footnote the reference to Lazarus as John 11:1-44; rarely is the reference footnoted as Luke 16:19-31. Also, the reference to John the Baptist is invariably footnoted as Matthew 14:3-11; never have I seen the reference footnoted as an allusion to Oscar Wilde's Salome. The sources that one cites can profoundly affect interpretations of the poem. I believe that a correct reading of Eliot's "Prufrock" requires that one cite Wilde, in addition to Matthew, and Luke, in addition to John, as the sources for the John the Baptist and Lazarus being referenced....   [tags: Love Song J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Missing Scene in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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Expectations versus Reality in Rich's Living in Sin

- Expectations versus Reality in Rich's Living in Sin Relationships end for a variety of reasons, the most common being that people enter relationships with certain expectations which, when unmet, start and fuel the domino effect which eventually leads to the end of the relationship. How one perceives a relationship is altered by various conditions such as age, experience, and personal background. Differentiating between what is real and what is imagined in a relationship is also tailored by these experiences in life....   [tags: Rich Living in Sin]

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The Masquerade in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

-    In A Doll House, Ibsen presents us with Torvald and Nora Helmer, a husband and wife who have lived together for eight years and still don't know each other. This rift in their relationship, caused in part by Torvald's and Nora's societally-induced gender roles and also by the naivete of both parties to the fact that they don't truly love one another, expands to a chasm by the end of the play, ultimately causing Nora to leave Helmer. Throughout most of the play, Ibsen continually has his characters prepare for a masquerade ball that takes place at their friends' house....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Review of the Short Story, The Necklace

- Reality verses Daydreams Mathilde and Loisel were married at a time when individuals were joined together more by financial status then love. Mathilde was from a poor household and daydreamed that she was destined for more in life, including marriage. Guy De Maupassant, the author of " The Necklace" describes a relationship between two people with different dreams and how desires can alter your life. Distinguishing between reality and dreams can bring relationships closer together with respect for one another....   [tags: American Literature]

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Biddy's Diary from Dickens' Great Expectations

- Biddy's Diary from Dickens' Great Expectations Winter 1813 23rd December The dark and dull nights are ever present in the midst of winter, rain and snow seems to flow constantly. The soggy marshes are becoming almost invisible due to the mist glooming over the barren landscape. My vision is obscured and it is no longer possible to see the hulks prison ships. I write this in the warmth and luxury of the inside. I have just finished getting lessons prepared for the children I teach at the local dame school, well the front room of Mrs Wopsles house and also a small shop....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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A Trip to the Roman Theatre

- A Trip to the Roman Theatre Morning at last. I have been waiting for this day for so long. Today is March the 15th. Today is the day when the whole of Italy will celebrate the festival of Anna Perenna -the goddess of the year. I love festivals, because everyone is on holiday and all the citizens are forbidden to work or do business. I am thrilled because I am going to the theatre to see a play. I am very fortunate that my father has paid for the actors and producers to perform the play and he has also paid for the scenery and costumes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Evil of the Age

- The Evil of the Age August 26th, 1871, was a humid, busy Saturday at the Hudson River Depot in New York City. Sweat and fatigue had crept in by mid-afternoon, when a porter suddenly smelled the stench of decaying flesh. Along the wooden platform lay hundreds of trunks and bags, piled haphazardly, ready for loading onto a Chicago-bound train. During rough handling in the baggage room, the lid of an ordinary, 2'8" by 18" packing trunk had cracked open, releasing the foul stench. The porter immediately called Robert Vandeward, the baggage-master....   [tags: Short Stories Papers]

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August Strindberg's A Dream Play

- August Strindberg's A Dream Play August Strindberg wrote A Dream Play in 1901, a time in which women had few rights and a long road yet to travel in the fight to acquire equal rights with men. Given that Strindberg himself was a notorious misogynist, it is interesting to analyze the presentation and evolution of A Dream Play’s principle character: Indra’s Daughter. She travels from “the second world [and into] the third” (147, 17) by accident, but enters with optimism and faith in finding happiness in the human world....   [tags: August Strindberg Dream Play Essays]

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Water in the Baptismal Ceremony

- Water in the Baptismal Ceremony In the baptismal ceremony water is used during the baptism part of the ceremony. At this point the priest pours blessed water over the forehead of the baby three times whilst saying, "(Name), I baptize you in the name of the father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit." Water is a powerful symbol. It is also a rich symbol it makes things clean. It is also a symbol of life and death. Without water plants, animals and humans would not be able to survive (life)....   [tags: Theology Essays]

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The Social/Economic Upper-Class in England in Mrs. Dalloway, Sense and Sensibility, and The Picture of Dorian Gray

- The social/economic upper-class in England in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray are depicted through the characters’ lifestyles, wealth, and behaviors. Woolf, Austen, and Wilde give insightful portrayals of the characters by emphasizing their social roles in the England society. Their portrayals of the characters suggest that they are critical of the upper-class’ factitious lifestyles. Members of England’s social/economic upper-class in Woolf’s, Austen’s, and Wilde’s literary works are distinguished by their lifestyles....   [tags: Comparative, Austen, Wilde]

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The Hero Image Into A Heroine Through Daisy 's Hero 's Journey And Discovery Of The Self

- Carl Jung was a notable Swiss psychiatrist who proposed many ideas, one of which included the concept of individuation. Individuation is the process by which an individual becomes whole by integrating the disparate parts of the psychological being into the Self. Or as von Franz describes it, “the conscious coming-to-terms with one’s own inner center (psychic nucleus) or Self” (Jung 169). This means that a person should learn to overcome and yet, at the same time, accept all parts of their inner selves from the Shadow to the Anima/Animus....   [tags: Hero, Monomyth, Joseph Campbell]

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Language Allows for the True Portrayal Identity of Others in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

- ... Heathcliff was so dependent on their relationship that he saw himself and everything he did in her. Now that Catherine is gone Heathcliff has nothing to resemble and nothing to base his identity off of. “The shawl had dropped from the frame. ‘Why, what is the matter?’ cried I. ‘Who is coward now. Wake up. That is the glass- the mirror, Mrs Linton; and you see yourself in it, and there am I, too, by your side.’ Trembling and bewildered, she held me fast, but the horror gradually passed from her countenance; its paleness gave place to a glow of shame.” (124) these lines come from Nelly Dean who is taking care of Catherine at Thrushcross Grange....   [tags: identity, sex, resemble]

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The Pearl Is A Socio Economic Critique Of The Mini Society Of La Paz

- John Steinbeck’s The Pearl is a socio-economic critique of the mini-society of La Paz, which is situated at the far end of the Baja Peninsula. The story is a cautionary tale about a fisherman, Kino, who lives a peaceful, rustic life with his wife, Juana, and baby son, Coyotito, on the outskirts of a Mexican town called La Paz-until one dark day, a stray scorpion stings little Coyotito and the family discover the flaws in the system. To try scrounge up the dollars for the doctor, Kino takes to the sea to find a pearl, and-lucky day!!-find one he does....   [tags: Marxism, Socialism, Karl Marx, Communism]

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Is Love as Easy as They Say?: William Shakespeare´s A Midsummer Nights Dream

- Shakespeare’s plays present many messages. They all have similarities. One is the theme of love. Shakespeare talks of young couples falling in love in many of his plays. Love is portrayed as an incredible thing. Everyone wants to fall in love. It is thought up to be truly wonderful and flawless. Many think that this certain connection between two people is perfect. True love is what kids hear about throughout their whole life. Many movies kids watch display this. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and even The Little Mermaid are about true love....   [tags: love, juice, flower, fued, performance]

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Leonardo Da Vinci : The Greatest Painters Ever Along With Being A Painter

- Leonardo da Vinci was known as one of the greatest painters ever along with being a painter, he had many other skills and traits that made him unique. Leonardo excelled in almost all the fields of arts and science: in physics, mechanics engineering, mathematics, geometry, in anatomy, geology, botany and geography, in music, architecture, sculpture, and last but not least painting (Hohenstatt 6).He was born in Vinci near Florence Italy born on April 14, 1452. He grew up in the Renaissance Period a time where many people became more interested in the arts....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Florence]

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An Evaluation of Hesse’s Portrayal of India’s Caste System in Enlightenment, Siddhartha

- In his novel Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse used the story of a young Indian Brahmin searching for insight to explore different means of achieving inner peace. Siddhartha attempted to use both asceticism and the life of the wealthy to experience illumination. He fluctuated from rich to poor multiple times before he reached enlightenment. However, Hesse did not always accurately portray the most essential piece of Indian culture—the Caste System—perhaps because he wanted to appeal to a western audience that had little knowledge of the system....   [tags: Siddhartha Essays]

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Symbolism of Money in Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

- Woman At Point Zero: Symbolism of Money The novel “Woman at Point Zero” by Nawal El Saadawi tells the tale of a woman, named Firdaus being interviewed by a journalist before her execution. She is in prison on the charge of murdering a man, in an extremely sexist culture, which has a lot of disparity between men and women. One of the recurring symbols in the novel was that of money. Money was a very negative symbol in the novel, and it was highlighted by Firdaus that one could not possess both money and integrity....   [tags: freedom, power]

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Loneliness in Metamorphosis and The Love Song of J. Arthur Prufrock

- Franz Kafka’s character Gregor Samsa and T.S. Eliot’s speaker J. Alfred Prufrock are perhaps two of the loneliest characters in literature. Both men lead lives of isolation, loneliness, and lost chances, and both die knowing that they have let their lives slip through their fingers, as sand slips through the neck of an hourglass. As F. Scott Fitzgerald so eloquently put it, “the loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly”....   [tags: self-image, insects, isolation]

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How The Jewish Culture Helps Facilitate A Specific Plan Of Care

- Many communities throughout the United States, contain large populations of religiously observant Jews. The intent of this research is to provide a comprehensive, descriptive guide to specific laws, customs, and practices of traditional, religious observant Jews for the culturally sensitive management of labor, delivery, and postpartum. Discussion includes intimacy issues between husband and wife, modesty issues, labor and birth customs and Sabbath observance, . Doctors and other health care professionals can tailor their practice by integrating their knowledge, and becoming culturally competent in regards to the Jewish culture to help facilitate a specific plan of care....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Jews, Israel]

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The Film : Fiddler On The Roof, And The Text Judaism

- Judaism Judaism films have made, and continue to make an impact on the film industry. There are many different factors, ideas, and values that are incorporated into films based upon the Jewish religion. Stretching from over a century ago, Judaism’s engagement in the cinema started to become more prominent, and gave viewers a different perspective on the Jewish religion, and how this religion fit in to American society. Focusing on the film: Fiddler on the Roof, and the text Judaism, written by Melanie J....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Israel, Jews]

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The Land Can Affect The Way We Feel And Act

- A land has many aspects to it, it’s made up of seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. There are trees, waving grasses, rolling hills, parched deserts, lush forests and more. The land is moody, inconsistent, and prone to fits of temperament and few characters aside from Alexandra seem to understand the meaning and beauty of such an inhospitable display of behavior. The land can affect the way we feel and act. While reading Willa Cather 's, “O Pioneers” the story introduces a family of Swedish immigrants farming in Nebraska....   [tags: Sky, The Starry Night, The Land is Ours]

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Breastfeeding For Children With Milk From A Lady 's Breast

- Breastfeeding is the nourishing of children with milk from a lady 's breast. Breastfeeding is prescribed to start inside of the main hour of a child 's life and it be permitted as frequently and as much as the infant needs. An infant should be committed to being breastfed from eight to twelve times each day, each a few hours. Breastfeeding permits you and your child to openly bond specially, since breastfeeding meets both the identified with vitamins, protein, in sustenance and taking great consideration of requirements....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Milk, Breast, Breast milk]

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Ethnıc Identity and Its Relation with Stigma and Stereotypes

- Until the beginning of Geographical Discoveries, colonization have become an unstoppable condition. Many European countries invaded other continents and enslaved people by using their lack of technology and cultural accumulation. To justify their invasions and massacres, the Europeans created an idea that black people and other ethnic groups, who live in America and Africa continent, are ‘inferior’ to their ‘superior’ nations. This era have lasted nearly 4 centuries and effects of this long time did not disappear suddenly....   [tags: second class citizen, ethnic identity, stereotypes]

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Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

- “Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly”. This quoted from Zora Neal Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Are Watching God, explains that women let the non-important things go easily, but if it is important, then women will make sure to obtain it. This can be seen in the novel with Janie. At first, her grandmother pressures her to marry Logan, then she runs from her marriage to marry Jody, but ultimately finds true love with Tea Cake....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Bertha Mason´s Appearance in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- Charlotte Brontes use if writing is very unique. The way she describes the characters makes you think. She has depicted Bertha mason the first wife if Mr. Rochester. Bertha Mason was a woman who was struck with a mental illness who is then hidden and locked away in the attic of Thornfield. Bertha mason is the wife of Mr. Rochester. She stands in between of Jane and Mr. Rochester's marriage. We first hear of Bertha Mason in chapter 11 when Jane hears a strange laugh. Jane had confused Bertha Mason and Grace Poole....   [tags: Mental health, Marriage, Attic]

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Analysis Of The Evansville Museum, Is Madonna And Child

- One of Murillo’s paintings, found in the Evansville Museum, is Madonna and Child. This painting was the only one that had a protective barrier around it to deter individuals from touching the painting. From a distance it appears to be completely covered in paint, but if one inspects it closely cracks can be seen. It also appears glossy from the light shinning upon it. The individuals in the painting seem to be gently gazing at the viewers, as if inviting them to continue to look upon the image. The image makes one want to touch the skin of the mother and child to see if it feels as soft as it looks....   [tags: Color, Primary color, Work of art, Secondary color]

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The Effect Of Nora Helmer 's Secrets And Guilt

- How the Effects of Nora Helmer’s Secrets and Guilt Create a Statement Concerning Women’s Role in Society in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House Henrik Ibsen’s play entitled A Doll House focuses on the secrets and deceit of a Victorian era housewife named Nora. Nora is originally portrayed as naïve and foolish, but the true depth of her character and the duplicity against her husband is revealed when she confides in a friend at the start of the play. Nora has broken the law, politically and socially, by going behind her husband’s back and receiving a loan to pay for his medical bills....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Victorian era]

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An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem, Feared Drowned

- An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem “Feared Drowned.” Fear is an amazing emotion, in that it has both psychological as well as physiological effects on the human body. In instances of extreme fear, the mind is able to function in a way that is detached and connected to the event simultaneously. In “Feared Drowned,” Sharon Olds presents, in six brief stanzas, this type of instance. Her sparse use of language, rich with metaphors, similes and dark imagery, belies the horror experienced by the speaker....   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, critical analysis]

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The Effect of Economic Progress on the Environment

- The environmental situation of the world is degrading day by day and it is an “open secret” now- “open” because almost every human being knows it and “secret” because most of the people, who are somehow responsible for this, are indifferent to this fact and after knowing the aftermath of this change. Warmth of the earth has been increasing; the characteristics of the main aspects of our environment-water, earth, air etc have greatly changed. Ecological system also has been disturbed in some ways....   [tags: pollution, deforestation, animals]

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United States of Mexico: The Day of Death

- I have learned some interesting things on the country of Mexico. Everything about their culture to how and where they have lived and died. Mexico is a interesting and different country known for ita heritage and beloved the world over. I am about to show you why, In the Mexican way of life, family is very imprtant. Traditional values, mexican culture and customs and family are the main focus of many homes throughout Mexico. Most Mexican women do not have jobs outside of the home because it is considered non traditional....   [tags: customs, traditions]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Vachel Lindsay '

- Meghan Pfeiffer Mrs. Beal Poetry Foundations 13 March 2015 Vachel Lindsay: A Poetry Analysis Vachel Lindsay once said, “life is a loom weaving illusion” (Lindsay, The Chinese Nightingale, 12). Lindsay wrote hundreds of poems, describing and analyzing the fabric of life and its threads. Through the questions of “what?”, “how?”, and “why?” Lindsay’s work itself can be analyzed. Vachel Lindsay uses content, poetic language, and performance to forge a more intimate connection with his audience. Lindsay’s motifs and themes range far and wide, though there are a few emphasized ones....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Rhyme, Alliteration]

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`` The Necklace `` By Guy De Maupassant

- Janwillem Van De Wetering says, “Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.” Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace” tells of Mrs. Mathilde Loisel’s longings for the finer things in life. Her desires are so intense she risks her husband’s affections, the friendship of an old chum, and even her mediocre lifestyle to pursue these cravings. One small decision based on an ill-placed desire causes a slow drawn out death of the spirit, body and relationships. Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French writer who wrote from a naturalist/realism point of view....   [tags: Short story, Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace]

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Symbolism : Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

- Symbolism is the act of using an object to represent an idea. A single object can have multiple meanings that can differ by the way that the reader understands the story. In “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, there are multiple ways that symbolism is used, but one way that was particularly important was the symbolism of the pentangle. The pentangle, in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, represents the chivalric code and Sir Gawain’s upholding of it. The poem, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, is a chivalric romance of the late Middle- ages....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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Notes On ' The Night ' Thunder '

- 1:Passing Thunder ruptured through the sky and lightning zipped from the storm clouds. Rain fell hard, creating a curtain of droplets over the field. A figure appears in the distance and runs across the wet grass. Flickers of torches moving in the same direction begin to close in. Nearby shouts are heard and the figure tries to run faster, only to slip and fall on the muddy ground. The shouting becomes louder and the torchlight brighter, the figure desperately tries to get up but fails from what appears to be a sprain ankle....   [tags: Girl, Woman, Female, Lightning]

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A Short Note On My Student Interview Project

- For my student interview project, I asked my roommate, Shelzia, all about her life in India. Shelzia was born in the U.S.A., but her parents are from India and she still has a lot of family that lives there, so she visits often. Her family is from Kerala, which is part of the southern tip of India. When asked about the official language of India, she said “I would say Hindi and English [are the main languages] but there’s actually over 249 languages. Hindi is most often used in the northern states of India, and Kerala is probably one of the biggest English-using states.” Other than English, she speaks Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil....   [tags: Sari, India, Bangladesh, Tamil language]

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

- T.S. Eliot exposes the reflections and emotions of J. Alfred Prufrock in this poem about his Love Song. Eliot does this in such a manner that Prufrock himself would not be capable of expressing, due to his rationale of showing the reader Prufrock’s diffidence throughout the poem. The attention of the reader is drawn from the beginning by Eliot’s utilization of an epigraph, which is a short saying or quote placed at the beginning of a writing to imply a theme. Eliot’s method of an epigraph helps create an effective way for the readers to identify and notice Prufrock’s uncertainty and lack of confidence in the poem....   [tags: T.S. Eliot]

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Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street

- In Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street she captures the lives and difficulties of poor Hispanic women through the eyes of a young character named Esperanza. Though Esperanza’s age is not specified at any point in the story it is very clear that she is going through the motions of growing up. In this story Cisneros shows the many troubles these women face such as conflicts with themselves, their husbands (and men in general), and their culture. She also presents the limiting choices they make....   [tags: cisneros]

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