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Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina

- Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina "Love" is a word, a signifier, tied to many meanings, all different in context, cultures, and ideologies. Love is used numerous ways in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, by many characters. In the character of Bone, love is a confused thing, always changing, as Bone uses it to fit her life on the fly. In relation to parental love, Bone wants Daddy Glen to love her. However, early in the book, Bone's conception of "love" is that of a child, obviously....   [tags: Bastard Out of Carolina Essays]

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The Nerve Of The Bastard

- 2006 Blood was leaking from his back. He was lying face down in the field after the FBI Agent had shot him to stop him from running. The nerve of the Bastard. There was the sound of footsteps walking towards him. The footsteps stopped and the FBI agent stood still and stared at him for a moment before speaking. "Was it all worth it. The FBI agent asked, and when he didn 't get a response he continued speaking "Look you can do something good for once in your life and tell me who else part of it was," "Fuck you," he instantly replied....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Bastard Of Istanbul

- The Bastard Of Istanbul is, at heart, a story about coming to terms with one's identity. Almost all of the characters in this book face an identity crisis of some sort. This can be specifically followed by exploring the connection between the idea of the character's identity and their actual, concrete name. Some characters hide behind pseudonyms, while others have multiple names. The theme of names as a reflection of a character's identity is prevalent throughout the book. Characters in both the cybercafe and the physical cafe are only ever known by their pseudonyms....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Bastard By John Jakes

- In his novel The Bastard, John Jakes tells the story of a young Frenchman named Phillipe Charboneau- the illegitimate son of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the death of the Duke, Phillipe is entitled to receive half of his estate, sharing it with the Duke’s legitimate son, Roger. When the Duke passes, Phillipe is denied his birthright by his father’s wife, Lady Jane Amberly. He is chased out of England and forced to go to London. While in London, it becomes apparent that he and his mother cannot stay for too long as it is not safe....   [tags: American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin]

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Lost in the Fog, Memoir of a Bastard by Rachel Van Meers

- The main character, Rachel was born without a father and to a mother who doesn’t care about her, telling her “she is a nail in her coffin.” Rachel’s mother also severely beats her at times. Rachel is mainly raised by her grandparents and her aunts and uncles while her mother works at a factory named The Congo. Rachel’s mother agrees to marry Alfred Caluwaerts because he doesn’t mind that she had a daughter, to give Rachel a last name and to tell everyone Rachel had a father. However, Rachel doesn’t see him as a father because he didn’t talk to her and just wanted to get rid of her....   [tags: childhood, german camp]

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Sociological Concepts in Skinny Bastard, by Joel Best

- The following is an analysis of the sociological concepts described by Joel Best in the book Skinny Bastard. The main topics discussed in the book are: “learning the truth about protein and how it can make you fat”**, a “behind the scenes look at the meat industry”**, and the cruelty and contamination that occurs in the production of meat and dairy products. “Which foods can get rid of your gut, all the while still enjoying food”**, and in specific chapters discussing the social and moral importance of knowing whats in your food....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Legitimate Bastard:Edmund's Soliloquy in King Lear

- Shakespearean plays always contain intriguing characters with many sides, secrets, and stories. The villainous Edmund in King Lear is no exception. Though a supporting actor by theater standard, he is one of the first characters introduced to the audience in the opening scenes. He plays a key role in the subplot of King Lear, and establishes himself as a complex “evil” character. When compared to Regan and Goneril, Edmund is much more cunning in his ambition. His ultimate goal is to prove his importance and value to society despite being born a bastard....   [tags: Shakespeare Analysis]

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Bastard Out Of Carolina

- Bastard Out Of Carolina “Pay Attention to Detail” ========================= One must consider a little history on Dorothy Allison in order to see how the directions that she takes the novel add up. When she was 24, Allison lived in a lesbian-feminist collective. The women there gave her the confidence she needed and the ability to see the value in her own writing (Amazon.com). During this time, she also found someone who seemed normal, yet she had experienced the same “incest” (Megan 74). This discovery removed some of her separation that she believed her abuse created between her and the world (Amazon 74)....   [tags: English Literature]

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Bastard Out of Carolina

- One of the most complex and elaborate characters in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison is Bone. Throughout the story Bone has to live a life where she thinks that she is the leading mystery of the trouble being caused. She has numerous unhappy situations and is in no way self-satisfied with herself. She doesn’t appreciate who she is physically. She constantly thinks she is the most homely and dull person who causes the most inconvenience in the family. This sense of selflessness is mainly due to the physical and sexual abuse brought upon by Daddy Glen, Bone’s stepfather....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing The Books Cathedral By Raymond Carver And The Bastard Out Of Carolina

- The books Cathedral by Raymond Carver and The Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison have many similarities that make them unique because of the individuals living in similar homes with similar problems. Raymond and Dorothy both wrote about individuals either having a tough time or a good time, but soon turning to tragedy. These books speak a lot about the individual and how they overcome the problem that is set before them and how their house either helps them in their problem or not. It also shows which character the male or female is more determined to keep the relationship alive and burning....   [tags: English-language films, Short story, Woman]

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