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A Formalistic Analysis of The Fatal Sisters

- A Formalistic Analysis of The Fatal Sisters     In “The Fatal Sisters” Thomas Gray has created a monologue pregnant with references to history, geography, and mythology. These reappearing references and allusions enrich the text, as they allow a closer look at the political situation surrounding eleventh century Britain.  The poems’ sixteen stanzas exhibit an ABAB rhyme scheme, which provides for systematic organization and positive aesthetic effects.  Closer examination of the setting, tone, and imagery of the poem permits insight into the text’s content and artistic genius....   [tags: The Fatal Sisters]

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A Freudian Analysis of The Fatal Sisters

- A Freudian Analysis of The Fatal Sisters When the psychoanalytical approach is applied to Thomas Gray's "The Fatal Sisters,", each of Freud's three main theories are glaringly apparent. A major factor in the poem's psychoanalytical grisly texture is that the poem is sung by the giants at the loom as they weave. The language they use not only reflects upon the characters, but it offers new insight for Freudian analysis. The most obvious example of Freud's theories is phallic and yonic symbolism....   [tags: The Fatal Sisters]

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Feminist and Dialogic Approaches in The Fatal Sisters

- Feminist and Dialogic Approaches in The Fatal Sisters      Thomas Gray's method of transforming monological poems into intense psyche films is fascinating. While reading The Fatal Sisters, readers can actually engage in a mind performance because of the choices of words, vivid actions, social aspects, and mythology that Gray displays here. The feminist and dialogic approaches, applied together, help shape the realm of this poem into a complex event in history that still takes place today. The feminist approach reveals many things about this poem that would otherwise be overlooked....   [tags: The Fatal Sisters]

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Abigail Reed's Heroic Character in "The September Sisters" by Jillian Cantor

- “They’ve found her.” These three short words are the ending of a long story and the beginning of a new life for Abigail Reed. Abigail is the main character in The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor. Abigail, also known as Abby, is the sister of Becky Reed, who disappears, changing the lives of all those who knew her. Her sister Abigail is affected the most by this change, but comes out as a strong hero who learns to survive loss in this novel. Abigail and Becky Reed were called by their mother “The September Sisters”, because their birthdays are only a day apart and they pretend that they’re best friends....   [tags: September Sisters, Jillian Cantor]

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Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters

- Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters Works Cited Not Included The play The Rez Sisters is written by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Tomson Highway. Highway was born in 1951 in northwestern Manitoba. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with honors in Music and English. Native Literature is inspired by 'contemporary social problems facing native Canadians today; alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, wife battering, family violence, the racism of the justice system, loneliness, rejection, youth awareness, as well as modern-day environmental issues.';(P....   [tags: Thomson Highway Rez Sisters Essays Papers]

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The Bronte Sisters

- Chaucer. Shakespeare. Milton. The Brontë sisters. All are authors who have helped usher in new periods in English Literature. For Chaucer it was Middle English, for Shakespeare the Elizabethan Period, for Milton the Commonwealth Period, and for the Brontë Sisters it was Romanticism and the gothic novel (Gottlieb). Although gothic novels had been written prior to the publication of any works by the Brontë sisters, they changed the gothic style and caused it to become more mainstream. For this reason Charlotte, Emily, and to a lesser extent, Anne Brontë are known as the mothers of the modern gothic novel....   [tags: Charlotte, Emily, Anne Brontë]

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The Soong Sisters

- History is not created through chance, but instead it is made through the work of inspiring individuals. An example of this would be how the Soong Sisters affected both China and other countries with their intelligent and powerful attitudes toward the world. Although they were known as sisters, these three women worked independently for many of their most powerful years, and eventually separated because of their husbands. Soong Ching-Ling and Soong Mei-Ling were more influential and significant working alone than together because of their personalities, their husbands, and their different influences upon different audiences....   [tags: China]

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Older Sisters from the Younger Sisters' Point of View

- Change - the one constant in life. I can still remember the day my older sister left for college. It was 2:30 in the morning, she woke me up to say goodbye and I responded with a weak, “bye” and “I love you” because I was way too tired to think straight. However that morning on the way to school it dawned on me, my sister is gone. She left to go across the country and she was going to be two thousand miles away. Suddenly and silently, tears ran down my face. Now more than ever I realized how close our bond was and how dramatically my life was about to change....   [tags: personal reflections and analysis]

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Why the Mirabel Sisters are Butterflies

- Dictator, a word that has haunted people throughout history, it means a leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force. Trujillo was a dictator of that kind, he was a role model in front of his people, but a murderer in the shadows. There were those who went against him in order to gain their freedom, among those brave souls were the Mirabel sister who fought for their freedom. These radicalists were known as The Butterflies, which consisted of the Mirabel sisters. The Butterflies went through a metamorphosis just like butterflies; they transformed themselves into symbols of peace through stages in their life....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez]

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Comparison Of The Sisters By Gwendolyn Brooks

- “Comparison of the Sisters” There are so many ways to write literature. One of the most difficult styles is poetry, which is why many writers have trouble writing it, and/or getting any popularity from it. But from time to time there comes a poet who is exceptionally good at writing poetry. Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, or in this case Gwendolyn Brooks. But like most poets, Brooks was not born a famous poet. Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas. Both her parents were very supportive of their daughter 's passion for writing, and because of that, Brooks was able to get a poem published when she was just 13....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Difference, Family]

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Legacy of the The Trung Sisters

- In almost every city in Vietnam exists a street named “Hai Ba Trung”, in honor of the two legendary sisters who led a revolt against the Chinese rule around 39 C.E. The date of their deaths marks Vietnam’s Women’s Day, and their legend has been told in Vietnamese children’s books for generations. Today, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi are considered two of the most important heroines in Vietnamese history. The pair, who had already come from a militarily strong family, led an army against the Chinese officials who controlled Vietnam at the time....   [tags: Vietnam history, revolt against china]

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The Bond Of Trust Between Sisters

- One late night, my sister, Danielle, snuck into my room with the phone cord stretched around the corner and under the door. I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and checked the time. I was shocked to see that it was past midnight. Danielle pressed one finger to her lips and asked me to go back to sleep. I pretended to sleep while I heard Danielle cry on the phone as her boyfriend broke up with her, crushing her heart. When she finally hung up the phone, I crawled from the bed and held her in my arms....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Father]

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The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt

- In the novel The Sisters Brothers, we learn a lot about the two brothers Eli and Charlie. Their violent history as professional killers as a job leads the readers to believe that killing is a part of them, and nothing will ever change that. In my opinion, I think Charlie would have the hardest time adjusting to living in a peaceful environment, and “’removed from all earthly dangers and horror” rather than Eli having a hard time. From what I know by reading the book, I’ve learned that Charlie Sister is more actively violent than his brother Eli....   [tags: violent history, killers, dangers]

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Stereotypes Of The Bennet Sisters

- Stereotypes of the Bennet Sisters Women are supposed to be shy, passive and submissive. Men are expected to be tough, aggressive, dominant and self-confident(Gender Stereotypes). In Pride and Prejudice, a book by Jane Austen, there is a married couple with five daughters and each of those daughters has their own way to showing a different stereotype within themselves. In this paper I’ll be showing that each sister shows a different type way that is affiliated by the way society is set up in the book....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet]

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My Twisted Sisters and I

- Loving and caring. Dedicated and hard-working. Passionate and motivated. Trustworthy and responsible. Yes, my sisters are pretty much the precise perception of perfection. These are the characteristics that we all, as people, strive for. These are the characteristics that every parent tries to instill in their child. Any parent would describe them as a dream. Any parent would love the blessing of raising them. And I know my parents do. Their accomplishments keep building and building and building....   [tags: personal story]

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Why Sisters Should Be Close

- They say that sisters should be close and have many similarities to one another, but have you ever noticed that, more than half the time, this isn’t necessarily the case. Many of them can come from completely alien backgrounds and only share one parent, and still be as different as night and day. With that being said, this is the case for my older half-sister, Shannon, and myself; however, we don’t believe in “halves,” so we are as close as full sisters. We don’t have the same father, but our mother gave birth to us in a rather large gap of eighteen years and two weeks apart, in February 1979 and February 1997 respectively....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Parent, Mother]

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The Sisters By James Joyce

- In evaluating James Joyce’s short story “The Sisters”, many themes and parts of his own life are evident in his work. Joyce starts his episodic collection with a young male protagonists deep within the teachings of Irish Catholicism when his mentor, a priest, dies after his third stroke. A confused protagonist finds freedom and relief after a symbol of the paralyzed church has passed. The reader is left with uncertainty like the protagonist, Joyce leaves clues with his use of language. The themes and symbols in the story are directly related to the experiences and values of Joyce....   [tags: Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church]

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Exploring the Dominican Sisters

- Introduction Women have traditionally been pushed to the background in historical study. Prior to the late 20th century in America, women were not major policy makers, and were relegated to the private sphere. Religion as well, pushed women to the sidelines. It was not until Vatican II that women were able to have even a small part in Roman Catholic mass. While analyzing religious life and trends, women simply were not part of active official practice. Politics and religion are two major areas of historical study, but they dismiss half of the population because of women’s limited involvements....   [tags: Dominican Nuns]

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Second Amendment Sisters Inc.

- Second Amendment sisters Inc., also known as SAS, is a women’s advocacy group dedicated to preserving the basic human right of self-defense as recognized by the Second Amendment. They believe in personal responsibility, education, and enforcement of laws against violent criminals. SAS was founded in 1999 by five women who got together on the internet in response to The Million Mom March, a rally on Mother’s day, may 14th 2000 designed to keep guns out of the hands of children and criminals through promotions of tighter restrictions....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Gun]

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Who Are Your Sisters?

- “Who are your sisters?” I then asked Terra hesitantly. Not really even sure if I wanted know. “You and your mother along with me and Katelyn here aren’t the only witches in town, you know.” She then said, only now giving me that little coy smile that Katelyn shared. “Terra, Cera’s step dad became involved in a bad car accident a couple of days ago. He’s been at Saint Christopher’s under observation ever since.” Katelyn then chimed in, filling in a pause in the conversation. “Oh, dear, I hope he’ll be alright?” Terra then asked turning her attention back to me....   [tags: 2006 singles, 2007 singles, Debut albums]

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The Sisters and An Encounter

- Like the two previous stories, The Sisters and An Encounter, Araby is about a somewhat introverted boy fumbling toward adulthood with little in the way of guidance from family or community. The truants in An Encounter managed A young boy who is similar in age and temperament to those in “The Sisters” and “An Encounter” develops a crush on Mangan’s sister, a girl who lives across the street. One evening she asks him if he plans to go to a bazaar (a fair organized, probably by a church, to raise money for charity) called Araby....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Sisters and Dubliners

- Dubliners, The Sisters How is ‘The Sisters’ an ideal story with which to open ‘Dubliners’. How is it less than ideal. James Joyce sets all his work in the Dublin city. Dublin itself is almost like a character in these stories; due to the great use of slang, “there was something uncanny about him” and “while my aunt was ladling”. ‘The Sisters’ along with the next two stories are taken from Joyce’s personal memories. In the first three stories Joyce emphasises on certain themes, in which the stories deal with childhood, the central character is ‘I’, who is also the narrator of the stories (he tells the story)....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Sisters of Mercy

- The Sisters of Mercy       For this assignment, I decided to research the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic order of nuns.  I never before realized that there is so much behind their amazing devotion to the Catholic Church and God. I must admit that they are beautiful examples of God's teaching, and I feel truly blessed to be involved with the Sisters of Mercy. Each and every one of them has a unique story to tell about her life, but none is more intriguing than that of Sister Mary Joel Hopkinson....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Taking a Closer Look at the Golding Sisters

- ... By 1900, five million women were in the labor force (Women's Diaries, 1997). The Golding Sisters worked hard to remove discrimination from society, resulting in multicultural immigrants participating freely in Church activities and masses. The Church became what 19th Century Irish bishops hoped for; a Church based on the Irish model (Dixon, 2005). Their work was often described as a ‘practical expression of the Catholic faith’ (Fawkner & Kelly, 1995). Thus, the Golding Sisters should be commemorated for their works that changed the society and church for the better by receiving the Good Christian award....   [tags: women's equality, equal pay, ]

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The McMillan Sisters and Early Childhood Education

- Education has come a extensive way from the times of Plato and Aristotle, but from each new era came a person with a concept that effected the world of education eternally. Sisters, Margaret and Rachel McMillian influenced education through their development of the Open-Air Nursery School in more way then one. Not only had they introduced the idea of starting education at a younger age then the fledgling kindergarten program, but their school was devised for kids from low- income areas that needed the extra care as well....   [tags: Education, elementary]

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The Brady Sisters Defense Case Analysis

- Two Utah sisters, Marcia and Jan Brady posted a message on Facebook in support of anti-globalization and anti-genetically organism (GMO) activists against McDonalds restaurants, who had incited riots in Europe. The sister’s message, sent to over 500 “friends”, asking them to join the sisters in two days at 10 p.m. at a McDonalds near the sister’s apartment for a “night of riot, pillage, and fun”. A secondary message was sent out asking the participants to bring items that could be used as weapons or cause property damage....   [tags: gmo activists, free speech, first amendment]

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Parents About Your Sisters And Parents

- “You should care about your sisters and parents because when you care about your family, you have four people who care about you. You have four people worrying about you, finding ways to help you. Why have only one person [you] helping you through life when you can have four?” - (Albion 2). When I read this, I felt like I can relate to this because everyone has some sort of a family in their lifetime. They can be big or small but still would be consider them as family. Family can even help you with getting ahead of life....   [tags: Family, Debut albums, Mother, Help me]

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The Butterfly Sisters

- The main themes of this book is not to far from the reality of every persons life. Not everyone has to live in a tyranny and fight for freedom to live but the fact is you still need to fight for something. Life is filled with struggles and that goes to different extents for different people. For the sisters in, In The Time of The Butterflies they had to go through an extreme part of their lives together and ended up not coming out the same. They were dependent on each other yet they were independent at the same time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Sister Sisters '

- The hit show "Sister Sister" aired between 1994 and 1999 starring Tia and Tamera two twins who were separated at birth and adopted by a different parent. The twins meet shopping at a clothing store in the mall; this encounter leads to the two families becoming one and living under one roof. Despite being fraternal twins, Tia and Tamera are completely different. Tia is extremely literate and from inner-city Detroit, while Tamera is mostly concerned with attractive males and comes from the Suburbs....   [tags: Gender role, Role, Gender, Gender identity]

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Analysis of Hannah and Her Sisters

- Analysis of Hannah and Her Sisters ‘Hannah and her Sisters’ is an American film set in the 1980’s directed by Woody Allen. Woody Allen was influenced by a Russian dramatist called Chekhov who wrote a play called ‘Three sisters’. Woody Allen based the film on the play, in which the sisters are close but there is still tension between them at the same time. ‘Hannah and her Sisters’ is a funny, swift, difficult yet beautiful film. All the characters lives seem to be uncontrollable....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing The Sisters, An Encounter, and Araby

- The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby:  Themes, Symbolism, and Change          The short stories collected in Dubliners are mostly predecessors and characterizations of James Joyce's later works. "The Sisters" is no different. It, along with "An Encounter" and "Araby," are drawn from Joyce's personal memories and sentiments. The young boy and the characteristics of these short stories are an indirect sampling of Joyce's next published work, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, a novel mostly written from his own memory....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Brontë Sisters and Their Work

- The Brontë Sisters and Their Work         As the three famous Brontë sisters grew up, they wrote stories even as       young girls. They developed their characters and plotlines over the years,       and these three works would later become either their best or only works;       Charlotte with Jane Eyre, Emily with Wuthering Heights, and Anne with       Agnes Grey. Focusing on the key works of Charlotte and Anne, readers get a       glimpse into the writers' opinions of being a governess and perhaps life       in general....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Weird Sisters as Triggers for Macbeth’s Ambition

- The Impact of the Weïrd Sisters on Macbeth Shakespeare’s Macbeth is not only one of the most tragic, but also one of the most violent and uncanny plays. It is a story about war and treachery, blind ambition and murder. From the beginning, the story is governed by a brutal war between Scotland and Norway, which soon claimes its first live of Thane of Cawdor. However, it is not only this violence that creates a dark and heavy mood over the play, but also the use of black magic. The introduction of the Weïrd Sisters in the very first scene set the uncanny mood for the following actions....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]

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Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo

- Makioka Sisters & Pedro Paramo Though the two books, The Makioka Sisters and Pedro Paramo appear to be a part of two entirely separate worlds, some connections can be seen throughout the works. Junichiro Tanizaki uses The Makioka Sisters to tell the tale of four beautiful sisters who’s lives are encompassed by a world of tradition and propriety. While at the same time Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo is exploring these same ideas of obligation and in the best term, formalities. This is the key to these two works, formalities....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare: The Three Weird Sisters

- As in Wagner’s Ring, ancient pagan cultures often depicted the three mythological Norns, with their transcendent knowledge, as representatives of “holy things”: nature in its most serene and sublime form (Vorspiel). In Christian interpretation, however, because of the theist’s aversion to knowledge as a progenitor of sinful ambition, the Norns are affiliates of Satan. Indeed, both Genesis 3 and Macbeth are allegorical representations of man’s downfall as a result of the loss of innocence. In Macbeth, Shakespeare demonstrates that knowledge inspires reckless ambition, which, in humanity’s fallibility, is bound to suppress morality in favour of selfish desire....   [tags: pagan cultures, norns, knowledge]

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Sisters in The Color Purple

- In The Color Purple, written by Alice Walker, Celie's life was falling apart. Due to her step-father's actions, she became pregnant and then quickly had her children whisked away from her. She was sent away to marry a man she didn't know, and experienced more hardships than many could even attempt to fathom. Thankfully, she had her dear sister, Nettie, to think of and lean on both mentally and emotionally even when she wasn't able to be with her physically. In the beginning, the girl's mother was very sick....   [tags: Alice Walker]

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The Transformation of 1850s California: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

- ... DeWitt would rather focus on his story and the development of his original cowboy characters. The large gold deposits in California were not easily accessible for people who did not live in the region. Most prospectors that lived in North America traveled thousands of miles down the Oregon Trail and California Trail in covered wagons to get to San Francisco, California (Phelps). This journey was not easily accomplished due to shortage of supplies, disease and other complications. The more distant gold-seekers traveled by boat from Europe, Latin America, and China (Phelps)....   [tags: gold rush, migration, population]

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Heroic Sisters in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... It was nailed shut, but the nails had some give on one side where I could work the lid loose a little. I held the light up close and peered in. I almost dropped that lamp when I realized what I was looking at-enough guns to start a revolution!" - Maria Teresa, page 93. She is trusted enough to keep the guns hidden. She is smart and trustworthy, she sought an education and knows the laws. Minerva went to law school even though everyone is telling her not to. "For years Minerva has been agitating to go to law school....   [tags: Minerva, indian, rebellion]

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Sisters Fight for Freedom In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... She then says "It was part of the play. I lied... She didn't mean any harm." (Pg. 22). Minerva is starting to lie, even to Trujillo to cover for her friend who hates Trujillo. She is getting more brave in what she says. Minerva's friends make her more brave and rebellious so she makes more friends like her so she gets more daring and involved in the revolution. Minerva starts to get more involved with the revolution by making friends who think the same way she does. Minerva says "It's just a friendship button......   [tags: revolution, rebellious, heroic]

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Sisters Take a Risk In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... Maté noted, "This new friend of Minerva's, Hilda, is really rude." (31). Hilda was hiding at the school because she had been to secret meetings against Trujillo's regime. Minerva had joined Hilda at these meetings and helped hide her from the authorities in her time of need. Even the men in Minerva's life had a hand in adding to her heroic qualities. Minerva wistfully said, "My life would have been nobler if I had followed Lío." (59). Lío was a man that Minerva was close to. He was openly against Trujillo and eventually had to flee the country....   [tags: heroines, mirabals, rebellious ]

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The Rez Sisters : A Native Play Written By Tomson Highway

- They Won Bingo but it was not Money The Rez Sisters is a Native play written by Tomson Highway. Highway has written this play about seven sisters on a reserve trying to win the bingo to better their lives. The Rez Sisters see the biggest bingo in the world as a way to fulfill both their needs and wants, even though it is all the way in Toronto. Although Marie-Adele and Annie Cook both wanted to win the biggest bingo, their reasons for wanting to win was only to conclude their happiness. In the end they both found a different type of fulfillment they needed was not winning the bingo....   [tags: Need, Want, WANT, Tomson Highway]

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The Social Work Practice At Big Brothers Big Sisters

- There were two things I learned about the social work practice by being at Big Brothers Big Sisters that I was unaware of. I learned just how important the assessment process is. BBBS does a great job utilizing the assessment process. After every initial interview, the match coordinator would type up an assessment to ensure that they are matching the “Bigs” and “Littles” with the perfect match. I was lucky enough to be able to actually write some assessments, so it was great experience for myself....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Culture, Social theory]

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The ' The Rez Sisters ' Influenced By Materialism And White Society Beliefs

- The women in The Rez Sisters are highly influenced by materialism and White society beliefs. This influence is apparent when one looks at the goals of the sisters, which are acculturated and reflect the attitudes of White society rather than Native society. In Act 1, the women’s aspirations are perverted and extremely acquisitive. Annie wants to “buy a huge record player, the biggest one in the whole world”, Marie-Adele wants to “buy [herself] an island...the most beautiful island in the world” with a “real neat picket fence, real high, long and very, very, very white”, Philomena wants a “toilet......   [tags: Culture, Native Americans in the United States]

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Similar Themes in Novels by The Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen

- One of the biggest rivalries in the nineteenth century was between the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. These women wrote some of the most popular novels in their time that often had very common themes. Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights and Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice both deal with the common theme of social standing, especially in relation to marriages. In Wuthering Heights, Catherine's higher class standing than Heathcliff’s status hinders them from being together. In Pride and Prejudice the gender roles are reversed, and it is Darcy who must deal with being with a woman, Elizabeth Bennet, in a lower standing than he and his family is....   [tags: Society, Marriage]

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Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Mercy by Anne Butler

- The book Daughters of joy, Sisters of mercy is a historical account of the lives of prostitutes living in the post-Civil War Western United States. The book’s author, Anne Butler, attempts to shed light on their lifestyle practices ranging from where and how they worked and lived to why they became such a sought after and integral commodity during this time period. It also explains why so many women turned to providing “services” in return for financial gain. During the late 19th century industry seemed to flourish in the, previously untouched American West....   [tags: prostitutes, post-civil war]

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The Williams Sisters: Double Trouble on the Tennis Court

- The Williams Sisters: double trouble on the tennis court, Gabby Douglas: 2 times Olympic Gold Medalist, and Lolo Jones: a fierce Olympic competitor in hurdles and now bobsledding are all present day athletes that have captivated headlines with their accomplishments through sports. The Civil Rights Movement altered everyday life for all African Americans and soon other minorities in America. The movement also changed the world of sports for African American legends to come as well. Previous accomplishments of African Americans in sports propelled Althea Gibson to make her mark in history....   [tags: gold medal, african americans, women]

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Father Figures: Big Brothers and Big Sisters

- When someone thinks about the definition of a father, he or she thinks about the support, care, love, and knowledge a father gives to his offspring. Most people automatically believe that biological fathers, along with the mothers, raise their children. However, that is not always the case. There are many children across the world who are raised without their father. These children lack a father figure. People do not realize how detrimental the lack of a father figure can be to the child, both mentally and emotionally....   [tags: biological father, role model, children]

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The Brown Sisters Lecture

- The Brown Sisters Upon hearing the narrative assignment, I found myself stunned that I would actually have to attend a lecture outside of my classes. When scanning the list of possible events, the Brown Sisters lecture stood out in my mind. I had just completed an essay solely devoted to the decision and it’s impact on society so I thought it would be interesting to hear a first hand account of the tumultuous times these brave women faced. The lecture turned out to be more interesting than I originally imagined though I left with a slight sense of dissatisfaction....   [tags: Brown versus Board of Education]

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A Bond between Sisters

- A Bond between Sisters The kitchen is sweltering, like everywhere else in the house, so the ice melts quickly as I drop it into the pitcher of freshly brewed mint tea. A fly buzzes around my head, and I try not to flinch as I pour five glasses of the light green liquid. One is for dad, who is in the garden picking tomatoes, another for mom who is diligently preparing for tomorrow's birthday party, and one is for my youngest sister Rachel who is running around the neighborhood with her dog. I take a sip from one of the remaining cups and carry the last to my other sister, Anna....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Creative Writing: Sisters in Hawaii

- I was woke up to a banging at my door. A glimpse at the alarm clock told me it was 7:00 in the morning and I knew exactly who it was banging at my door. Disgruntled and half asleep I stumbled to the door to open it. “What are you doing up so early in the morning Janet. We are on vacation so why don’t you go to your room and go back to sleep!” I said as I slowly close the door in her face. “Come on Tiffany we are in Hawaii, it is to beautiful here to be sleeping in every day. Plus I saw this cute surfboard instructor in the lobby and I think we need to go check him out and get some lessons.” As she is talking she is walking in the door and into my closet throwing clothes on the bed for m...   [tags: narrative essays]

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The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War

- The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War In Lincoln's inaugural address on March 4, 1861, he pronounced that the Union could not be dissolved by an act of secession (Ward 34). On April 12, 1861, the first shot was fired upon Fort Sumpter, and so began the Civil War in the United States. On April 9. 1865, Grant and Lee met at the Appomattox Court House, for the surrendering of the Confederate Army, and then the Civil War officially ended. In the four years of conflict between these dates, our nation lost by death and disease 600,000 men....   [tags: American America History]

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Shakespeare's Presentation of the Sisters in The Taming of the Shrew

- Shakespeare's Presentation of the Sisters in The Taming of the Shrew This essay is on the playwright called The Taming of the shrew, and is written by William Shakespeare. The book or play was written in 1594 and was very successful. This play is about a group of villagers in everyday life but there are particular characters that stand out. The title of the play is, the taming of the shrew, and is based on trying to tame a particular person, in this case the person they are trying to tame is Katherina....   [tags: Papers]

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womenoed Essay on Sophocles' Antigone - Sisters

- Sisters Two sisters destined to love each other, but conflict interrupts their paths. The first's journey is one of self-exploration and discovery; the other's of continual oppression and hardships. Ismene and Antigone are the troubled sisters whose decisions take them on different courses, but these same choices also brought them together. Even though their actions show differently, Antigone and Ismene's morals and philosophies show that they are true sisters at heart. Antigone shows the attribute of boldness....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada: Mentoring to Prevent Crime

- The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization was founded in the United States in 1904 by Ernest Coulter, who worked as a court clerk and noticed a trend of increasing numbers of male youth passing through the courtroom, and decided he would attempt to affect change. That year he formed what would be the beginnings of Big Brothers of America by gathering thirty nine adults, and challenging them to pair up with a child and become their mentor in order to help foster that child’s growth and development (Big Brothers Big Sisters America [BBBSA], “Who We Are,” n.d.)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, The Weird Sisters And Lady Macbeth

- Macbeth, “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise” however, “prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings”, he takes rash decisions conclusively ending in his atrophy of his title, power, and position (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his death. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth of Scotland]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, The Weird Sisters And Lady Macbeth

- Deadly Ambition Macbeth, “A matchless soldier, kinsman to the king, wins the king’s battles and the king’s praise” however, “prompted by inner ambitions and external urgings”, he takes rash decisions conclusively ending in his atrophy of his title, power, and position (Bernad 49). Several factors contribute to the downfall of Macbeth, which produce a contagion effect; and ultimately end with his demise. The weird sisters disclose his prophecies which enlighten him about Duncan’s throne; Lady Macbeth abets Macbeth to realize his deep desires and come to the conclusion to murder Duncan; and Macbeth, the most significant contributor, makes his deep desires come to reality....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Macbeth of Scotland]

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The Raphealite Movement in the Poem My Sisters Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossettis

- ... Irony is presented in "she fell asleep on Christmas Eve", as Christmas is symbolic in the celebration of new life, yet this is not the case contrasting to the responders perception on the passing existence of the sister. Yet throughout the poem the persona watcheds his devout, prayerful mother who "had lean'd all day over the bed from chime to chime... did pray/ to work some distance from the bed". Through alliteration in 'chime to chime' demonstartes the only audible disturbance the mother makes as she is cautious of waking the long held vigil by keeping a reasonable distance from the bed....   [tags: women, christianity]

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Grimke Sisters Work Together to Abolish Slavery and Give Women Equality

- ... She spent most of her time learning all that she could about the Quakers, and their strong opposition to slavery (Blundell). Not long after she returned home, Sarah decided to relocate back to Philadelphia and live with the Morris family. In May of 1823, Sarah Grimke became a full member of the Society of Friends (Blundell). Angelina stayed behind in Charleston for a while longer, trying to make an impact on her southern peers and speak out against slavery. Angelina's main mission and reason for staying in Charleston was to attempt to convert the rest of her family to the Quaker religion and abandon slavery....   [tags: quakers, prejudice, public speakers]

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The Reservation vs The City in Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters

- Tomson Highway’s play The Rez Sisters shows both the negative and positive results of the interaction between Aboriginal and white culture (Nothof, 1). This is seen in the Rez (small town) vs. Toronto (city) mentality that the play’s characters use to measure value of things (Aurylaitė, 172). The influence of the city, white culture and its objects help shape the identity of the characters and even affect the community. For the characters Toronto is the place where all their dreams will come true (Aurylaitė, 172-173)....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Process Of Aging And I Interviewed A Man Who Is The Oldest Of Four Sisters

- n this class we have learned about the process of aging and I interviewed a man who is approaching his ninety-two birthday in November. He lived at Via Christi assisting living for seven months. BF is the oldest of four sisters and one brother, who grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. He was born in Massachusetts in 1920, his family came from Lebanon, and his family were very poor at that time. He can speak Arabic very well. He had two brothers and three sisters and him have to share with one bedroom....   [tags: Old age, Ageing, Gerontology, Sibling]

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Women and College: Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin

- The rate at which women are graduating college today has taken a dramatic turn. Nowadays, researches show that women enroll more in college and their graduation rate is far higher compared to males. Women aspire to go to college more than males starting from middle school. Not only do they aspire, they work towards their goals. Research suggests that male students are not putting in the effort and are not getting engaged in things that will help them get in college and graduate. Women are more like the primary caregiver of a child in the house....   [tags: gender roles, graduation, male]

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Independence of the March Sisters in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women shows the independence of the March sisters, what actions make them independent, and how they become independent women. The Laurence and March family show every different kind of love in this story, from love of family to romance. The March girls and Laurie Laurence face challenges and are taught that, in the end, experiencing problems in life are there to teach them to learn from their past mistakes, ultimately helping them grow and make wiser choices in the future. Unbelievably different from when they were teenagers, Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, and Laurie grow tremendously by learning happiness, love, and independence....   [tags: love, wealth, values]

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William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth And The Wayard Sisters

- William Shakespeare was an English poet, and playwright during the Renaissance. Despite being a playwright in this fourteenth century era, Shakespeare has become famous in the modern due to fabulous works like Macbeth. Macbeth, which is based on a true event, is set in Scotland and England. It is one of the most famous pieces of English literature, and consists of a dramatic tragedy which includes the death of the noble King Duncan. It is extremely important as a reader of Macbeth to focus on the main characters and big picture, disregarding all the fluff....   [tags: Macbeth, Macbeth of Scotland, Tragic hero]

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Dear Brothers And Sisters : The Beginning Of Each Islamic Year Calendar

- Dear brothers and sisters. The beginning of each Islamic year calendar begins with the story of the migration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Surely, that migration was not an easy one but full of obstacles and serious challenges. It occurred during a period when the chiefs of the ancient city of Makkahh decided to execute the Messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Initially, I will mention Prophet’s story of migration and next week, God-willing, I will talk about some of the lessons derived from this historical event....   [tags: Muhammad, Qur'an, Islam, Ali]

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The Extraordinary Contributions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

- The Extraordinary Contributions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet There are commonly held stereotypes that women in the early twentieth century were passive or unimportant in affecting the development of the Western Frontier. However, women in Arizona during this time period helped shape history in a multitude of ways. One area impacted by the role of women during the early twentieth century was medicine. An area greatly dominated by males, medicine may not have advanced as successfully in Southern Arizona if it had not been for the efforts of seven women from St....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Doll 's House Vs. Three Sisters

- A Doll 's House Vs. Three Sisters When reading A Doll's House and Three Sisters there was a lot of comparisons that I noticed. The comparisons were not just between characters, but also the setting and the everyday life situation. Three Sisters was a very good book, and very interesting. When comparing A Doll's House and Three Sisters these are the major comparisons that I found, both Nora and the sisters want to go back to their home town, Irena lives to get up early and work while Nora had no choice, Nora learned everything from her father, and the sisters did not learn hardly anything fro their fathers....   [tags: Papers]

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Split Sisters and Split Personalities of Goblin Market

- Split Sisters and Split Personalities of Goblin Market       "I have 50 different personalities, and still I’m lonely" (Amos). Perhaps everyone is truly composed of multiple personalities embodied within one whole. Whether these split personalities are actual or purely metaphorical, no one human being has a single sided mind, and a single sided position on everything. Within the brain many battles are raged between opposing sides of issues, between the personalities. "Goblin Market" is one of Christina Rosetti’s "sister" poems, a form in which she used sisters to "represent different aspects of the split personality that was caused by conflicting attitudes and mixed emotions towards love...   [tags: Goblin]

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Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls

- Investigate notions of sisters and sisterhood within Top Girls In Act 1 the women at the dinner party, speak of their suffering in the past, but they all relate to Marlene and to each other as a sisterhood of the present, even though the women represent contemporary figures supposedly alive in the early 1980’s in England. Lady Nijo and Pope Joan are similar in that they both had babies in difficult situations, and both stood up for their rights as women. The portrayal of these women contrasts with the traditional and ‘classical’ representation of women in plays....   [tags: English Literature]

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Brown vs. Board: The Brown Sisters Speak

- Brown vs. Board: The Brown Sisters Speak I remember heading over to Foellinger Auditorium with Jessica saying to myself, I have no clue what this event was going to be all about. All Jessica had said to me was that the Brown sisters were going to be speaking. We entered the auditorium to find the first floor surprisingly alive with people talking among each other and seats quickly becoming full. We decided that it would be better to observe from above so we took the stairs up to the balcony and found seats right along the edge....   [tags: papers essays]

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The Importance of the Three Weird Sisters to William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Importance of the Three Weird Sisters to William Shakespeare's Macbeth How important are the "Three weird sisters" to the play of "Macbeth". Comment on their dramatic importance, their contribution to the plot and their connection to the development to themes in the play. How does Shakespeare interest and entertain his Elizabethan audience. Comment on his use of language and theatre in achieving this. I believe that the "three weird sisters" play a very important role to "Macbeths" play....   [tags: Papers]

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Everyday Use Essay: Sisters with Nothing in Common

- Sisters with Nothing in Common in Everyday Use      When two children are brought up by the same parent in the same environment, one might logically conclude that these children will be very similar, or at least have comparable qualities. In Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," however, this is not the case. The only thing Maggie and Dee share in common is the fact that they were both raised by the same woman in the same home. They differ in appearance, personality, and ideas that concern the family artifacts....   [tags: Everyday Use essays]

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The Three Weird Sisters to William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- I believe that the "three weird sisters" play a very important role to "Macbeths" play. The witches are the first characters to appear on the stage. They seem harmless when they first appear on stage, but as we get further on into the play we start understanding what role they are playing and it shows that they are an extreme bad influence on "Macbeth". I think they have influenced Macbeth all through the play for his killings Firstly, the first thing we hear about Macbeth is what a brave warrior he was (Act 1 scene 2 )....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]

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Toni Morrison's Beloved - Passion between Sisters

- Passion between Sisters in Beloved From the very beginning of Beloved I have found something very striking about Denver's mannerisms toward Beloved. She is extremely possessive of her sister, not allowing Sethe to assist in caring for the young woman when she is ill. She treasures her time alone with Beloved while Sethe is at work in the restaurant more than anything in her life at that point. She is driven by a hunger to know about the mysterious history of her sister; a hunger that cannot be satisfied by her responses to Sethe and Paul D's simple questions....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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The Dominican Republic And Puerto Plata And Punta Cana

- The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean. It is half of the island of Hispaniola (the other half being Haiti). Many parts of the Dominican Republic are now seen as popular vacation spots (Puerto Plata and Punta Cana). The Dominican Republic has the most visitors in the Caribbean. The country is beautiful; with breathtakingly gorgeous beaches and unique geography. Not only is the geography diverse, but the people are as well. Dominican people come in all different races. The beauty of the Dominican Republic’s county is apparent....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Mirabal sisters]

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Individuality and Dependence in Mansfield’s “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”

- Katherine Mansfield, a writer known for challenging her readers’ notion of femininity, manages in “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” to further challenge the perception of women in twentieth century society. Mansfield outlines a relationship between two sisters, Josephine and Constantia; as well, Mansfield frames each woman’s struggle in coping with the loss of her father, Colonel Pinner. Each sister is dependent on the late Colonel and without him this dependence becomes over exaggerated and mindless....   [tags: sisters, society, enlightenment]

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The Beauty Of Dreaming : How Dreams Drive The Individual

- The Beauty of Dreaming: How Dreams Drive the Individual From a toddler’s first steps to a senior graduating high school, dreams have been embedded within an individual for their entire lifetime. It is these dreams that drive an individual to take certain risks and struggle periodically in order to achieve their ultimate desires. It is these dreams that bring individuals to challenge their capabilities to higher standards. It is these dreams that would help one’s well being, and inspires others to perform better as well....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Mirabal sisters]

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Women’s Effect on Macbeth’s Journey to Power

- In his tragedy, Macbeth, William Shakespeare illustrates how ambition becomes a cause of murder and death. The main character, Macbeth, seeks to become king after the three witches, or the Weird Sisters, tells him his fate. In his path to sovereignty, he commits heinous crimes involving the murders of men, women and children, who seem to threaten his path to royalty. Women are a huge factor in this tragedy as Shakespeare uses them as a symbol of motivation and optimism that will eventually influence Macbeth’s actions and lead him to his inevitable death....   [tags: The Weird Sisters, Lady Macbeth]

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The Republic Of The Dominican Republic

- Belonging to the Dominican Republic, Salcedo is one of the smallest provinces in all of its country. It is also the province that has been recently dedicated to the Mirabal sisters. Four Dominican women who fought for the freedom of the Dominican republic from the Dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. Patia Mercedes, born on February 27, 1924, was the eldest sister. Bélgica Adela Mirabal, the second sister, was born on February 29, 1925. Minerva Argentina, the third sister, was born on March 12, 1926....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Mirabal sisters]

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The Ice Cream Store My Sister And I Settled

- In the ice cream store my sister and I settled on creamsicle ice cream. “Don’t worry, I get allowance from my Mom.” I put my coins back in my pocket. We walk our bikes through town, in the little town of Silverton bikes aren’t allowed on the sidewalk and my Mom doesn’t allow us to ride on the street even though it was never busy. It was the kind of town where everyone knew each other. and gossip flew around faster than the flu. Everyone in town was related and if you weren’t cousins with at least five people from town or your great Grandma wasn’t best friends with so and so’s great Grandma you were considered an outsider, weird, new....   [tags: Family, Stepfamily, Parent, Ugly sisters]

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Description of How Difficult Leading a Chapter can Be

- When you have over fifty women in one room, disagreements will inevitably take place. Within the last few months I have found myself in the middle of a few disagreements between sisters. As heart wrenching as this can be, I decided to instead of getting involved, make a difference. Given that I am trained as a Resident Assistant, I have dealt with numerous mediations amongst friends and roommates. With this training in mind I proposed to my chapter President that we conduct group mediation during an upcoming sisterhood....   [tags: sorority, sisters, alpha phi]

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