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Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time

- Sex in Woman on the Edge of Time   In Marge Piercy's book, Woman on the Edge of Time, sex plays a major role in both the utopia and the dystopia. The portrayal of sex in the novel comes from a feminist point of view. The main character, Connie, is caught between a utopian world and a dystopian world where the takes on sex are on different levels. By using a feminist approach, the two worlds of sex can be examined and contrasted. In the dystopia that is Connie's present life, sex is a painful and often a violent experience....   [tags: Woman on the Edge of Time Essays]

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Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time

- Freudian Analysis of Woman on the Edge of Time One can use the psychoanalytical approach to successfully decipher some of the complexities in Marge Piercy's novel, "A woman on the Edge of Time". The psychoanalytical approach stems from Freud and his belief that "... Most of our actions are motivated by psychological forces over which we have very limited control"(127 handbook). The two aspects of Freud's approach that relate to this story are the Oedipus complex and the struggle between the id, ego, and superego....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

- In Woman on the Edge of Time, Piercy uses language to create the idea of a climb toward knowledge and the discovery of an unknown truth that will save the present. With the help of Luciente, Connie will rise up from the dystopia, New York, to the utopia, Mattapoisett. Piercy continually alludes traveling north or ascending. “Mariana had been uprooted from a village near Namiquipa, Los Calcinados, and migrated with her family to Texas to work in the fields…When Connie was seven, they moved to Chicago…” (Piercy, 37)....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time

- Just another Crazy Woman on the edge of Time In Woman on the edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, a middle aged Chicana woman from New York finds out that she a can communicate with the future. She finds herself able to be in more than one time. She is, as far as we know, the first to be able to do this. There were others, but they all closed themselves off, thinking themselves insane when the “voices from the future” began to speak. Connie’s connection was probably simpler because of the similarities between the world in which she lived now (in the mental hospital) and the world of the future....   [tags: Woman on the edge of Time Essays]

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Woman On the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy

- Why is Connie so unlikable: what function does that play in the text. In Woman on the edge of time the main character Connie is a downtrodden mexican-american woman who has struggled against economic hardship to make something of herself only to end up in a mental institution. She is very cynical and not very likeable. When she first arrives in the future world she is shocked by how backwards everyone is living, how her grandparents did when she was a child. She doesn’t understand there values because they are so different from everything that connie grew up knowing....   [tags: Question and Answer]

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The Tempest And Peircy 's Woman On The Edge Of Time

- How is the relationship between power and responsibility explored in Shakespeare 's The Tempest and Peircy 's Woman on the edge of time. The idea of hierachy within all levels of society has been around since the beggining of civilisation with servitude and slavery being the lowest level. Racism features in both The Tempest and Woman on the Edge of time, with the oppression and enslavement of Caliban and the maltreatment of Connie repectively. The Tempest deals covertly with the effect of post-colonialism and suburdination of others to an authority figure whilst Woman on the edge of time portrays the oppression of women at the time, focussing on hispanic minorties in America paired with stig...   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero, Thou]

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Commentary on Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

- A New World Is Possible Every generation has had a sub-culture within it that has suffered from feeling alienated by the cultural status quos. From the beat generation of the late 40s, the counter-culture of the 60s, to the Occupy Wall Street movement of today, the challenging of ideas, ethics and traditions has always been relevant. Many writers and novels have been popularized for exploring utopian ideas (such as Aldous Huxley’s The Island) and dystopian possibilities (as in George Orwell’s 1984), but there hasn’t been a novel that explores both of these ideas in a parallel manner quite like Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time....   [tags: Future, Dystopia]

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Feminist Ideals in Woman on the Edge of Time

- Feminist Ideals in Woman on the Edge of Time   Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time is a dichotomy of two worlds: one utopic and one distopic. Although the world of the future is utopic in many senses, e.g. Marxist, environmentalist, etc., Piercy seems to especially focus on feminist issues. The two main characters, Connie and Luciente, are both women, and are both products of their respective societies. It is through these two characters that Piercy reveals not only extrinsic societal features, but also those that are only apparent in the bearing they have on individual social character....   [tags: Utopic Distopic Feminist Utopia Distopia]

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Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

- Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy As a child, one of my favorite cartoon shows was The Jetsons. This was a show about an average American family who lived out in space, with a dog, and a robot named Rosie as the household maid. I recall that in one episode Rosie, the robot, overheard the family holding a conversation pertaining to how the family could get by just fine without her. The point of this episode is that the robot's feelings were hurt and she decided to run away. After Rosie's departure, the family learned that she was in fact a valuable member of the family, and they searched all over space to find Rosie the robot....   [tags: Dystopia Utopia]

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Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time

- Plato's Allegory of a Cave, Wachowski's Matrix, and Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time Plato's Allegory of a Cave is a story about prisoners that are chained underground, who can not see anything except for shadows caste on a wall by a fire. The only thing that these prisoners can see is the shadows of people. Eventually, one of the prisoners breaks free of the chain and ventures out into the real world. In the real world the freed prisoner discovers that the shadows in the cave are created from light diverge off people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Women on the Edge of Time

- Women on the Edge of Time "Women on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy, is a novel that illustrates some problems of today’s society and compares them to a possible future time. The other world that is presented in the book is called Mattapoisett. Mattapoisett is described as an utopian science fiction place because is much different from the place that Connie lived. Even thought Mattapoisett might be the world that Connie’s culture needed it is not a perfect world. Some of the problems that Marge Piercy presents in the book are poverty, women’s role, and problems of government, the environment, and prejudices that our society is facing today....   [tags: Marge Piercy Novels Essays]

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Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land

- The novel Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land have some similarities. They both depict how the gender socialization process is bias and a catalyst to gender disparity in the society. Both stories bring to light how men are given privileged as compared to women in the society. Analyzing the two stories and using outside sources I will draw a conclusion on how gender and power ideologies have equality impacted our society. “Women on the Edge of Time” is a book written by Marge Piercy explaining the position of women in the era 1976 going 150 years backwards....   [tags: miriam rosenthal, gender roles]

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The Importance Of A Woman And The Hierarchy Of A Male

- Literature evokes the reader to form a whirlpool of ideas and emotions. One famous author that has been able to gain a vast audience is Kate Chopin. She has published many short stories such as “Story of an Hour”,” A Pair of Silt Stockings”, “A Respectable Women”, “Desiree 's Baby” and “The Storm” . These stories cause people to question whether their assumptions of a novel are correct. Two major themes that Chopin promotes throughout most of her work, is the importance of a woman and the hierarchy of a male....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Short story]

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Competitive Edge

- Ever since the dawn of man, it has become quite clear that the human race, as a species, contains the very prominent animal instinct to combat against one another. Whether it be to win a competition, intimidate others, or simply impress a woman, it is obvious that our species embraces its natural design to compete. However, some go to greater lengths than others to reach the desired dominant status. Humanity, in hopes of gaining the most “competitive edge” and triumphing in the quest to excel and stand out among peers, has attempted in every way to obtain the physical prowess which their adversaries lack....   [tags: Steroids]

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Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge

- Siddhartha and The Razor’s Edge The book Siddhartha and the movie The Razor’s Edge are two similar yet different stories. Each these two works explore man’s search for truth, self, and life’s true meaning. The main characters of these stories are very different people, yet they are in search of similar goals. The main character of Siddhartha is Siddhartha. The main character of The Razor’s Edge is Larry Darryl. Larry and Siddhartha go through several stages of their lives, which range from rich to poor and back again....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Woman

- “I never felt so alone [or insert here]”, he wrote. Wrinkling his face, he immediately tore out another sheet of paper. The wire basket held over a hundred scrunched balls of white, abandoned pieces of his soul.] He paced up and down the same stretch of the room, feeling the cold tiles on his bare feet. “Inspiration….inspiration….inspiration…” The blank pages glowered accusingly, the white surface deflecting the harsh glare of the fluorescent bulb onto his weary face, acting like bleach on his bed-raggled, gold hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Edge of Obession

- ... Some of the students, namely Slytherins, loved to push her buttons to see if she’d lose her temper. “Is there anything you need for me to do Professor?” Grace asked eagerly, she liked to be involved and help out when she could. Remus looked at the work that needed to be graded, knowing he’d never get it done. “Actually I’m feeling rather ill, do you think you could take care of these scrolls?” Grace’s face lit up and she nodded vigorously, “of course. I’ll take them with me and get them done tonight” she replied readily and packed them all away....   [tags: dialogue, remus, grace]

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The Razor's Edge by Sommerset Maugham

- ... She married a man who ended up losing everything in the market crash. They moved to Europe and lived off of Elliot. It was there later down the road that she, Elliot, Larry, and the author met up and discussed all that had happened in their years apart. This book has many virtue ethics in it that define the decisions and opportunities of the characters. This is because the characters focused less on whether what they did was right or wrong, but what the outcome of their actions were. Larry represents several different ethical theories....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Time Of The Butterflies

- In the Time of the Butterflies, The Year my Parents Went on Vacation, and Cautiva are three powerful stories that take place during the twentieth century in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Argentina. The stories all revolve around the political turmoil that was brought on by evil dictatorships, and raises a number of questions as to the moral dilemmas people were faced with. For example, In the Time of the Butterflies three sisters chose to go up against the dictatorship when knowing full well that they were risking their lives....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo]

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What Woman Do for Beauty

- ... Also, it can set into deep wrinkles and cause further wrinkling in the future. If not used regularly, makeup can expire quickly. Once expired, if used, it can cause more severe imperfections, such as cystic acne (Mychaskiw). For certain people, another con could be that some makeup brands test their makeup on animals. The FDA requires all over-the-counter makeup products to be tested on animals (Companies That Still Test On Animals). The only makeup brands that do not test on animals are those sold at a higher cost on a professional level....   [tags: makeup, wrinkles, artists]

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Loyalty in Love in The Time of Cholera

- When one thinks of loyalty, they usually conjure up an image of a dog and his master; the dog, following and doting on its master, willing to give up its life to protect him. In the book, “Love in the Time of Cholera” written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, many examples of Loyalty are shown. The book starts out with the character Dr. Juvenal Urbino finds out that his friend, Jeremiah de Saint- Amour has committed suicide and left Dr. Urbino a letter with his final instructions. Dr. Urbino dutifully skips out on Mass to make sure his friend’s final wishes are fulfilled....   [tags: Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

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A Woman's Place by Naomi Wolf

- The True Woman "A Woman’s Place", the name of the commencement speech given by Naomi Wolf at the Scripps College graduation in 1992; contrasts the independent and the dependent woman. In today’s society, there are two different types of women: the woman who has a good head on her shoulders and knows where she is going in the world, and the woman who seeks dependence within the masculine world. Just as they were thirty years ago, women are still not considered to be equal to men. They are more or less looked at as being second to men....   [tags: Feminism]

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Narrative- Amazon Woman

- Narrative- Amazon Woman I need to recover a rhythm in my heart that moves my body first and my mind second, that allows my soul to catch up with me. I need to take a sacred pause, as if I were a sun-warmed rock in the center of a rushing river. I am crouching still near a tree on a loamy ridge, my two hands spread around the trunk. I am feeling grateful for this tree that I remember because of its mossy smell and thick crevassed bark. It tells me that the beaver pond is near where one white pine shoots 100 feet up out of the tannic water, which means I am close to camp and food and sleep....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw

- A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw     The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, is an odd story about a young woman who, leaving her small country home for the first time, takes a job as a governess in a wealthy household.  Shortly after her arrival, she begins to suffer from insomnia and fancies that she sees ghosts roaming about the grounds.  James is a master story-teller and, at times, the complexities of the story make it difficult to follow.  The Turn of the Screw is a story within a story, the tale of the governess being read aloud as a ghost story among friends.  Harold C....   [tags: Henry James Turn Screw Essays]

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Essay on Ada's Metamorphosis to Independent Woman in Cold Mountain

- Ada's Metamorphosis to Independent Woman in Cold Mountain As Ada arrives at Black Cove, she and her father are completely unprepared for a life of independence. The ride there becomes the first of their problems. A new horse and cabriolet were purchased for the trip, but that was their first mistake. "The rain fell aslant, coming at their faces so that the top of the carriage did little good in sheltering them from it" (55). Monroe, Ada's father, had no idea on how to get to Cold Mountain, and "At each fork, Monroe simply guessed at the route they ought to take" (55)....   [tags: Cold Mountain Essays]

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Importance of Time Lapses in Death of a Salesman

- Why does Arthur Miller use time lapses in his play “Death of a Salesman”. What was the playwright trying to tell us about Willy Loman. In this essay I will be exploring and analysing “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller. I will be looking the use of flash backs in the play that aim to emphasise that the past is always with us. Looking at the flashbacks will also help understand the character of Willy Loman. The action takes place in Willy Loman’s house and yard also in various places he visits in New York and Boston of 1949....   [tags: English Literature]

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Calixta As the Ideal Woman of the 1800's in At The Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin

- Calixta As the Ideal Woman of the 1800's in At The Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin “Calixta would be there… That little Spanish vixen.” No matter what the age, there are certain types of women who seem to capture the attention of every man in the room. In the story At the ‘Cadian Ball by Kate Chopin, the protagonist Calixta is precisely that kind of a girl. She is an atypical female of her time. The ideal woman of the late 1800’s was demure, prim and restrained. She was the paragon of prudery, modesty personified....   [tags: Kate Chopin Canadian Ball Papers]

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Women and the Equal Rights Ammendment in 1920

- Women have been making their mark on history ever since America was established back in 1776. During the earlier years of our lives in America, women had specific roles in which they were expected to fulfill. Women rarely worked outside of the home, personal interests were not advised, and their role was known by all. The roles of women included but were not limited to marrying, tending the home, and raising the family (Ruthsdotter). As we moved forward, however, women began expanding their roles in the world....   [tags: full time job, history, role]

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Outline Of The President Nixon 's Aide John Dean

- CKSSO Clutter Fighting clutter is like fighting weeds—the writer is always slightly behind. New varieties sprout overnight, and by noon they are part of American speech. Consider what President Nixon 's aide John Dean accomplished in just one day of testimony on television during the Watergate hearings. The next day everyone in America was saying "at this point in time" instead of "now." Consider all the prepositions that are draped onto verbs that don 't need any help. We no longer head committees....   [tags: Sentence, Word, Time, Need to know]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In 1894, when Kate Chopin sat down and wrote "The Story of an Hour", woman had a very set place in society. A woman was meant to get married, and take care of their husband and children. For a woman like Chopin to put words on paper showing that a woman can realize her self-worth without a man by her side was a rarity. The short story has become persuasive propaganda for female equity (Women and Language). Chopin shows how a married woman reacts to losing her husband through an unexpected accident and feeling abandoned, realizing that she can still go on without him because she has self-worth and does not need her husband to be happy....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Emotion, Wife]

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Gender Inequality And Interpellation Of Imbalance

- ... She thinks that everything she is told about what a woman should do and how a woman should act is some predetermined and self-fulfilling prophecy to which all females abide. Yet, Patri sees that the society she lives in doesn’t come with the same picturesque endings that the soap operas describe. For instance, Elisa states that Patri’s real father was “the best man in the world” and builds him up as a great man who got away (page 76). Similarly, Elisa views Raul Vinas to be a somewhat perfect companion and father....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Sociology, Female]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' House Of Cards '

- ... Once again, Frank manipulates women to assert his political dominance during season three episode eleven. Frank is going to partake in a debate against two other female presidential candidates, Heather Dunbar and Jackie Sharp. Before the debate, Frank manipulates Jackie Sharp to attack Heather Dunbar. As the debate starts, Frank tries to impress the crowd. This attempt backfires and Heather Dunbar starts to gain an edge on him. Then, Jackie Sharp chimes in and starts attacking Heather Dunbar....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Masculinity, Feminism]

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Disorderly Women : Gender And Labor

- In “Disorderly Women: Gender and Labor Militancy in the Appalachian South,” Jacquelyn Hall explains that future generations would need to grapple with the expenses of commercialization and to expound a dream that grasped financial equity and group unanimity and also women’s freedom. I determined the reasons for ladies ' insubordination neither reclassified sexual orientation parts nor overcame financial reliance. I recollected why their craving for the trappings of advancement could obscure into a self-constraining consumerism....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Transgender, Female]

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Girls on the Edge, by Dr. Leonard Sax

- Girls on the Edge by Dr. Leonard Sax, is all about the things that are driving a crisis for girls. The book cites sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsesssions, and environmental toxins as the four main factors. The book is 272 pages and was published by Basic Books in July of 2011 and sells for around 13 dollars for a paperback copy or 20 for the hardcover edition. The book begins with an explanation of teenagers and how they are different from the teenagers of 50 years ago. More and more teenagers are depressed, and on medication....   [tags: Girls on the Edge]

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Freedom From The Sorrow Of Abuse

- ... . .”(Cisneros 344) In a journal from literature resource center presents, “She has come to Texas from Mexico as a new bride, spurred by hopes that are a mix of fairy tales, romance, novella and soap operas . . . .”(Fitts 22) Every woman wants to be treated like a lady or like a princess by their future husband. They want their husband Bimali 3 to love them and their children fully and take all the responsibility of the house....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Patriarchy, Physical abuse]

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The Play Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw

- People are always in the pursuit of erasing their flaws and becoming what society would say is "perfect." In the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw the main character Eliza Doolittle was not content with her life and her lamentable speech and manners. In order to become what she considered "perfect" Eliza relied on Higgins to change her into a proper and sophisticated woman. Higgins pounded lessons of proper speech and how to conduct one 's self with eloquence into Eliza 's head minute after minute and day after day....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Woman]

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Susan Glaspell 's A Jury Of Her Peers

- In the short story “A Jury of Her Peers,” Susan Glaspell subtly brings attention to the presence of sexism in a time when women were beginning to play a much larger role in American politics. The story, was published in 1917, only 3 years before women were allowed to vote, due to the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. By using three strong female characters, one of whom is not even present in the text, Glaspell brings light to a woman’s ability to be obedient yet an individual, in a time when women may as well have been the property of their husbands....   [tags: Emotion, Woman, Short story, Homemaker]

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Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men

- Gender As a female, it would be naive to say I have not faced any challenges. However, I believe I have faced less career challenges than others, largely as a result of my career choice. Nevertheless, my gender will always remain a factor, particularly if I plan to return to a leadership role. Even in education, the higher ranks of leadership are dominated by men. In my day to day role, my gender is a factor when interacting with certain students. I work with a mostly international student population....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Family]

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How Can Men And Women Be Different?

- How can men and women be different. Everyone knows that there are some significant differences between males and females, even if those difference are physical appearances only. Others see both physical and social differences, emotional and intellectual differences between male and female. Gender roles, by definition, are the social norms that dictate what is socially appropriate for male and female behavior. In earlier times, American culture showed that it was common for women 's job to be a homemaker contrary to the males’ breadwinner role....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Female]

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Badr's A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and Al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons

- Badr's A Balcony over the Fakihani, Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, and Al-Atrash's A Woman of Five Seasons Struggles for independence from foreign conquerors, civil tyrants, and the hands of the oppressive have long been the backdrop for life in the Arab World. This struggle is compounded for Arab women, who have the added worries of societal and cultural constraints. The 20th century was a notably gory one, particularly in the Middle East. There have been numerous, almost continuous aggressive confrontations in the region since the dawn of the 20th century, beginning with Ibn Saud?s campaign against the Ottoman Empire (Diller 384) and concluding with the suicide bombings of contemporar...   [tags: Badr Fakihani Faqir Pillars Five Seasons Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Hamlet ' And One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest '

- ... “Fear it, Ophelia; fear it, my dear sister, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of desire. The chariest maid is prodigal enough, If she unmask her beauty to the moon. Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes. The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, And in the morn and liquid dew of youth, Contagious blastments are most imminent. Be wary then, best safety lies in fear. Youth to itself rebels, though none else near.” (I.iii.37-48) Of course, judging a woman based on her purity was commonplace when Hamlet was written in 1602....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, William Shakespeare]

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The Left Hand Of Darkness

- In the novel The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin, in the terms of Karl Jung, the anima of the main character, Genly Ai, develops as his relationship with Therem Harth re ir Estraven grows during his time on the planet Gethen. Initially, Ai has a stronger animus archetype, and displays the typical male behaviors of humans. By building a strong relationship with Estraven, an androgynous alien, he is able to change his perspective on the gender roles of human society. When Le Guin’s novel begins, Ai had already been on the planet Gethen for almost two years....   [tags: Gender, Stereotype, Ursula K. Le Guin, Woman]

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911, What Is Your Emergency?

- ... I watched, and time seemed to slow down and pause. She fell backwards, cracking her head on the edge or the Carrara marble counter. It came from Italy. Very expensive. I watched the blood spread across the floor until it stopped and she was no longer breathing. I waited another half hour before calling 911. *** Carl had been my legal advisor for years. Trusts. Wills. All the important matters. He stared at the photos the detective gave me. “I take it you want to end this marriage.” “Yes.” He sighed....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Pop ballads, Woman]

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Female Beauty in America

- Sophistication and Flair: The True Meaning of Beauty Three words come to mind when one sees the epitome of Hollywood’s A-List – sophistication, style, and confidence. Although the media will always pose celebrities as sex symbols, tasteful images have now become a norm for today’s society. A woman’s beauty is now being portrayed in other ways – fully clothed and self-assured. It is evident now even as I look around campus. The girls who are poised and classy do not prance around in belly shirts and mini skirts....   [tags: Women Woman Appearance]

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Comparing Taran Clapped Bili On The Back And Kissed Asla 's Cheek

- Taran clapped Bili on the back and kissed Asla’s cheek. His friends wandered out of the building, hand in hand. When Taran turned, he found Siti right at his side, her red hair a sexy mess, her lips plump and pink. She wore an outfit much like the one Asla had worn – tight and tiny. Taran imagined she made an excellent living. “King Taran!” she hugged him like an old friend. He hugged her back, hard. “I’m having a bad night. You said we could talk whenever I wanted. Is that offer still good?” “Yes.” She withdrew and took his hand, leading him into what he assumed was her private, curtained area....   [tags: Woman, Mother]

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Woman in Time

- The average woman’s role in society today, starkly contrasts that of the female social norm expressed in eras predating the current; however, similarities do exist. Women once existed in the background, limited to lives of household responsibilities, compelled by overwhelming societal expectations to obey their male counterpart, and preform a set of domestic duties specific to their gender. Today this is not the case, however certain gender related expectations remain intact, and for this reason gender roles are still a prominent aspect of everyday social dynamics....   [tags: Women's Role, Trifles, Susan Glaspell]

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Families are on the Edge

- Families are on the Edge Throughout the centuries, people in different parts of the world have developed and maintained different aspects of their culture. Even though most things are shared from country to country, there are differences which can be seen right away and make the particular group of people unique. When reading different sources on American culture, it can be easily distinguished as it is mostly adapted and combined from all other cultures around the world. One of the reasons why that might be is because many people who live in America come from different countries; therefore, they bring their own cultural beliefs and values....   [tags: Cultural Differences]

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Edn A Woman Of A Perfect Woman

- every womanly grace and charm. If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture. Her name was Adele Ratignolle" (IV pg 12). Edna can be like Madame Ratignolle who represents the mole of a perfect mother and wife. She represented all of the Creole woman, and everyone looks up to her. Chopin also show another path, or mole, Edna could take. Edna has the option of living all alone and keeping to herself like the character Mademoiselle Reisz. Edna couldn’t follow Madame Ratignolle path because Edna wasn’t satisfied with just being a mother and wife....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Novel, Want]

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Women 's Role As A Woman 's Primary Responsibility

- ... Below is a figure of data representing a study, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on time use of employed women in the United States. Tested were women between the ages 25 to 54 with children under the age of six in 2014. As you can see, women that are employed full- time have a much higher number of hours spent working versus caring for household children (see fig. 1). These numbers are a direct result from the United States development of longer work weeks, more hours, shorter vacation and holiday time, less personal days, and unpaid family leave in the working world....   [tags: Working time, Workweek, Labour relations, Woman]

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Competing on the Edge

- Introduction Due to immense technological advancements and globalization of businesses all over the world, everything seems to change dramatically including marketing planning function within a company. These two factors among others have forced companies to adopt more flexible marketing strategies in order for them to gain a competitive advantage. Zinkhan & Pereira (1994) note that marketing planning is a sub-set of strategic planning within a company is integral to the success or failure of the company....   [tags: strategic planning, marketing strategiy]

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Annie Oakley : The Most Famous And Remembered Woman From The Western Time Period

- Annie Oakley is regarded as the most famous and remembered woman from the western time period. She transformed the stereotypes that women were fighting against in the time period. Women faced pressures in their social and physical lives. Every thing they did was scrutinized by men and other women if not within the stereotype of a typical woman. Annie Oakley’s legacy after her death is that of a woman that stood out regardless of what others thought. She is remembered as the greatest woman shooter in history....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Buffalo Bill, Wild West Shows]

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The Edge Project

- The Edge Project was a combined project between the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) and Centrelink in order to develop a professional system for the Family Assistance Office (FAO). It was a processing application, for the administration of claims and payments for people applying for entitlement to family-related payments. However, SoftLaw is a private sector company that supplied software and expertise for the development. Thus, the ANAO considers whether management of the project, and decisions made during the project, were in accordance with better practice for the Edge project....   [tags: Project Analysis ]

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The Power Of The Woman

- ... She tells him, if he can find out what it is that women desire the most within a year, then he will be able to avoid death. As the knight searches through the town he receives a variety of answers. Some women say they desire: wealth and treasure, honor, pleasure, fancy clothes, and others happiness. During the knight’s search for the answer he sees the ferry woman (also known as Crone) in order to have someone to confide about the challenges he is facing while finding the answer to the Queen’s question....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Women]

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The Woman Of A Man

- ... He rode home, but the singing had so deeply touched his heart, that every day he went out into the forest and listened to it. Once when he was thus standing behind a tree, he saw that an enchantress came there, and he heard how she cried: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Thusly, Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair for the enchantress to climb up to her. 'If that is the ladder by which one mounts, I too will try my fortune, ' said he, and the next day when it began to grow dark, he went to the tower and bellowed: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Just as she had done her entire life, Rapunzel let her hair down, anticipating her usual caretaker....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Boy]

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Silence At A Funeral.

- Silence at a Funeral It was July 20, 1969 and we were sharing a pallet made in the floor of our small trailer watching Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. I had a stomach virus and my Mom, Dad, and I lay together in the small quarters of our living room watching one of the most significant events in human history. Why this memory resonates in my mind remains elusive to me. Maybe, it was the closeness of being with my family and sharing such a momentous event with them. At the age of six, I am not sure how much I grasped at the moment, but I know it sticks in my mind and I can recall this early morning in July of 1969 as if I had a Polaroid emblazoned on my brain....   [tags: Girl, Female, Boy, Woman]

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The 1950s Woman

- It is hard to believe that women only 60 years ago were still viewed and inferior to males and had little to no rights to protect themselves. When men returned from World War II some men resulted to domestically violate as a way of punishing his wife for something she did and to affirm dominance that he previously lost. Assaults that were inflicted on to women during the 1950s were seen being a part of male aggression and something that is normal. Women who did report the crime were viewed as being the actually perpetrators and the assault was actually their fault because they were unable to defend themselves....   [tags: The 1950s Woman]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Edge '

- ... It is said in such a way that the narrator seems to not even acknowledge the gravity of the situation. Clearly the woman in this poem was a deeply troubled individual, but the narrator tries to convince the reader otherwise. At this point in the poem it becomes puzzling as to why the woman has committed suicide. This moment signifies when the reader must look at this quote very meticulously. The narrator deems the “Greek necessity” to be only an illusion. Throughout the poem, not much hints at the narrator having an opposing view of what the woman has done except for this line....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Schizophrenia]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Edge '

- ... As the poem goes on, the details that are revealed become more horrifying. The woman appears to have poisoned her children. It is said in such a way that the narrator seems to not even acknowledge the gravity of the situation. Clearly the woman in this poem was a deeply troubled individual, but the narrator tries to convince the reader otherwise. It now becomes puzzling as to why the woman has committed suicide. This is where the reader must look at this quote very meticulously. The narrator deems the “Greek necessity” to be only an illusion....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Schizophrenia]

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Poem Analysis : ' Edge '

- A Woman Troubled​ When first reading “Edge”, one will immediately be able to note that the poem’s flow is very peculiar. This is, in a very large part, due to the brevity and abstractness of each stanza throughout this piece of work. Plath is immediately able to make the reader think by organizing the flow of the poem in such a unique style. At first it is hard to pay attention to the contents of the poem without being distracted by the organization of it. Although it may appear pointless at first, there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies; “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Schizophrenia]

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Analysis Of ' The Razor 's Edge '

- ... Larry says that his best friend “fell back dead. He was twenty-two. He was going to marry a girl in Ireland after the war” (51). This event shook him up because his best friend had his whole life ahead of him, and suddenly it was lost. This event and many others caused Larry to suffer from battle fatigue. In the war, he was constantly shot at and saw his fellow soldiers shot and killed. The constant amount of traumatic experiences in which he experienced caused him to suffer from PTSD. Additionally, we come to find out that Larry has seen a doctor for battle fatigue....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Time of the Butterflies

- Time of the Butterflies “Life is what you make out of it: one can go through it and let things pass them by, or a person can actually go out and get what he or she wants in that life.” These are common words repeatedly embedded into my head by my father, as maybe the same from one of your parent’s. In the Time of the Butterflies is a book about sisters that fight to take their god-given right of freedom in the Dominican Republic. To win this freedom, the Mirabal sisters had to give up their safety, give up their childhoods, and give up their lives....   [tags: Time]

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Gender Inequality : A Woman Of Color Or Disabled Woman

- ... Though the difference in pay could be understood if a man with the same job as a woman has a doctorate in a field related to the job, that is rarely the case being that most jobs require certain training, skills, and education. In households in which one or more women provide, it is important that they make the same amount as a male counterpart. Making 21 percent less than a man in the same position could be the difference between living in poverty or sustaining a normal household. As an example, if a man makes 30,000 a year and provides for his small family, he will do so effectively and without too much concern....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Female, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Icicles '

- Journal # 9: “Icicles” Read: This poem is written entirely of images describing icicles and the son 's reaction to them. When we first see the icicles frozen and suspended from the railing and shown in their different shapes and sizes by the way they collected and reflected light. We can hear the sounds of the icicles breaking off as the sun begins to change them back to liquid form. The son laughs and breaks one off and touches his lips with it. The poem is full of imaginary that affects our senses of sight, hearing and touch....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Family, Gender]

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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- A beautiful, captivating, and revolutionary story, In the Time of the Butterflies, was written by Julia Alvarez and is a true account about struggle, courage, and love between four sisters, their families, and the people they encountered in their lives. This captivating story is so easy to relate to, as it’s written by a woman, about women, for women. What comes across clearly throughout the story is the Mirabal sisters’ passion for the revolution and how it overwhelmed their lives and the lives of anyone that was involved, or came into contact, with them....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies]

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Emancipation of a Woman in "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

- Any girl could say she is a woman. It takes a strong woman to be a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman does not rely on others for financial, mental and social needs. A woman like this takes pride in her-self and doesn’t let anyone put her down. Throughout the times a woman strives for her independence to become her own individual in life. Phenomenal Woman, written by Maya Angelou, is a poem which is an anthem for all women’s strength in their own womanhood. (Angelou 1) The poem speaks out to us women as far as of where we are in society....   [tags: feminism, Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou, ]

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The Time Of The Doves

- A mother-daughter relationship has the ability to give a child a sense of self. This connection is a very significant aspect to a daughter 's development as an individual. Mercé Rodoreda’s novel, The Time of the Doves, published originally in Catalan, La Placa del Diamant in 1962, introduces, Natalia, the main character who weaves her way in life making an effort to find a place for herself in the world. Certain characters mentioned in this novel including, her mother, step mother, Ouimet 's mother, Enriqueta, and Eve are important figures that either help or hold back Natalia in her search of her own voice....   [tags: Family, Father, Stepfamily, Woman]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Woman '

- Authority isn’t something you can force on a system without inspiring resistance. But this exactly what the father in the film The Woman attempts. The father may get temporary compliance through shows of force and physical brutality the father will also inspire a sense of injustice. The film The Woman shows forced authority as a farce. The father brushes the woman’s hair and cringes at the putridness released. Shaking off his disgust he inspects the woman’s teeth pressing his fingertips against her lips....   [tags: Family, Woman, Mother, Girl]

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The Magazine : A Woman 's House

- ... The skills women acquired while managing the household were necessary to pursue any career . This is where the readers would get mixed messages about their career and home life. Even when women were pushed toward careers, they were told that taking care of her family was of utmost importance. Throughout the Ladies’ Home Journal, women were pushed to take care of their families by cooking for them. One quote says, “A woman who loves to cook is at peace with herself,” while another says, “Nourishing and delighting her family with wonderful food brings joy to a woman who loves her home.” In order for a woman to achieve her optimum happiness, she had to know how to cook to please your chil...   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Rape, Housewives]

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The Is A Woman By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- As Virginia Wolfe once stated, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” ( ). The word female has had countless meanings throughout its lifespan. Females can be seen as lowly and cheap, regal and sophisticated, or weak and underutilized. It has only been in the last 70 years that women have gained a foothold in society, to gain the rights they deserve. In the late 1800’s a new writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman questioned society’s views on the idea of being female and tried to make them understand that females are a force to be reckoned with and not a doormat for men to step on....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Woman]

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The New Woman By Bram Stoker

- ... Ultimately, in these two text it is not determined if the authors are in support or unsupportive of the new women because of the mixture of events and traits that occurs within these literature pieces. In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, the visualization of the new woman is truly undetermined because of the mixture betweens traits and characteristics that represent the new women, but also opposes it. Mina, an important character within the text seems to represent the idea of the new woman, possessing and wanting to attain knowledge but also uses all her obstacles to her benefit such as the vampire poison....   [tags: Dracula, Woman, Christina Rossetti]

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An Opinion About Being A Woman

- ... Most likely their mother was raised up and been through the same thing. It is like a life cycle and will be passed on to generations to generation until someone come in and change these laws and help give women their self-respect and independence back. Women in Egypt lifestyle In Egypt the laws itself is an enemy of women’s rights (Goldschmidt & Davidson, 2013). As a woman being in Egypt polygamy is legal only for men (Sezgin, 2011). A man can be divorce his wife at any time for no reason to be proven anyone in court....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Woman, Marriage]

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Gender Is A Man Or A Woman?

- What is gender. This question could simply be answered, to be a man or to be a woman, but what does that really mean. The definition of gender has fluctuated over time. Today it has caused a great debate on what it means to be male or female or what qualifies a male or female should have. Through time women have acquired more male attributes, not necessarily along the lines of genitalia, but strength and courage. Women continually become stronger, increasingly independent, and in a way more manly....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Woman, Female]

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The Importance Of A Man And A Woman

- As a child, growing up in my household there were no “proper” roles fulfilled for a man and a woman. My parents did things that did not necessarily fall into one specific role. Both of my parents work full time jobs and split duties that are involved in taking care of home. There were several instances where my mother would take out the garbage or change a light bulb, and other cases where my father would wash dishes or wash clothes. In the same aspect, if I went to my grandparents’ house the elements were different....   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Male]

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A Free Woman - Original Writing

- ... The United States town, the town of Seguin is north of Cleófilas ' hometown and it is cold-hearted like the men in the story. Juan Pedro takes an active part in Cleófilas ' life, her husband; he physically abuses Cleófilas and breaks her precious possessions. There is no feminine identity for Cleófilas to relate to in her neighbors; Dolores is no longer a mother and Soledad is no longer a wife. Cleófilas and all the women in the literary story are a being dominating by some form of male power....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Mexico, Gender]

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The Wife Of Baths : A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

- I am sure we all know what communication, females, males, and language all are. Separate they are all simple terms that we all have grown to understand. But what happens when we combine all of these together. Communication between both male and female is possible but at times it goes in the wrong direction. I have read three different texts in this collection: The Wife of Baths Tale, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the news coverage of a woman’s rights campaign, In a Scattered Protest, Saudi Women Take the Wheel....   [tags: Woman, Gender]

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The Myth of the Latin Woman

- Identity is a group of characteristics, data or information that belongs exactly to one person or a group of people and that make it possible to establish differences between them. The consciousness that people have about themselves is part of their identity as well as what makes them unique. According to psychologists, identity is a consistent definition of one’s self as a unique individual, in terms of role, attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. Identity tries to define who people are, what they are, where they go or what they want to be or to do....   [tags: The Myth of the Latin Woman, Culture]

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The Is A Woman?

- ... That the individuals experience different degrees of unhappiness with their sex at birth, which in turn cases them to pursue the life and body of the opposite sex (2010). Does this mean that Matt (ie) has a mental disorder. Would this explain why when Matt (ie) went to a Shaman and the Shaman gave Matt (ie) all kinds of stories, like Matt (ie) was “possessed by a fairy” or Matt (ie) was “touching this side or that side of his/her self”. How about the depression and drinking that comes along with being so conflicted....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender identity]

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Being A Woman Is Defined?

- Being a woman is defined in opposition to a man. So being a woman becomes living up to other people’s expectations. This mean they have to have successful careers, be married, be mothers, and be involved in their communities. Some people say that gender is being male or female. Gender should not be defined or determine who you are because it should not be determined by your biological gender, how one presents themselves and their behavior, and their internal sense of self male, female, both or neither....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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The Growth Of One Woman

- ... The sexuality in the novel is shown through Mouret’s charm; he uses sexual terminology and is very flirtatious. Every woman he’s tried to win over was extremely easy to “conquer”. “And there, in that chapel dedicated to the worship of feminine graces, were the clothes: ... evening wraps in white cashmere, in white quilted silk, trimmed with swansdown or chenille.” (p. 6). A lot of the decorations in the store were white which symbolizes youth and innocence. This can be related to sexuality because of the connection with marriage, as white is often worn in weddings....   [tags: Woman, Childbirth, Female, Women]

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Types Of Woman 's Love?

- Types Of Woman In Love. For many years now women have made great changes in their lives. Women have come so far from the past when they were simply just property, to now being almost equal to men. In today 's society if a woman wants something she can get it, but does that include love. Love is such a broad topic that has been written about for so long now you would think there would not be anything left to be said. On the contrary, because women 's roles have changed so much there is a whole new topic of love to be addressed....   [tags: Love, Poetry, Woman, Romance]

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