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Exile From Self

- Love exiles the heart from the being, sometimes begrudgingly, and at other times in the full light of day. It’s masterful in a myriad of ways; transfixing, then transforming the lover, completely removing them from anything previously palpable and familiar. Bewitchingly, love alters the conscience and authors its decisions. It is the facilitator of exile from oneself, and is brilliantly woven into the lives of the characters in D.H. Lawrence’s Odour of Chrysanthemums and Carlos Fuentes’s Aura; albeit sometimes in antagonistic ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Little Woman, Small World

- In a small world, there is not much choice for a simple woman. Throughout history, women often are portrayed as the weaker sex. As a result of this assumption, women try to disassociate themselves from this custom and be more independent with their lives. One of John Steinbeck’s most accomplished short stories, “The Chrysanthemums,” a story which concerns a married couple and examines Elisa’s dissatisfaction with her life. The story takes place in the Salinas Valley of California in December at Henry Allen’s ranch in the foothills....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Characters Reactions To Situations

- As Henry James sees it, characters are only as interesting as their responses to particular situations. This is true not only in any piece of literature with a character but also in life. I following text is my exploration into characters and their reactions to situations in John Steinbeck’s, "The Chrysanthemums" and John Cheever’s, "The Five-Forty-Eight". Characters in both of these stories are full of passion and come alive in the text as you read them. It is this resurrection of the text to full life in your mind’s eye that is at the core why people like to read....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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No Way Out

- The short story, The Chrysanthemums, by John Steinbeck, is a fascinating tale that involves the life of a beautiful, yet misunderstood, women as she battles with the prolonged sting of isolation. After years of captivity on a farm, Elisa finds it difficult to feel like a free woman. As a result, Elisa becomes guarded and closed-off to even her husband. Despite her masculine persona, Elisa lets her shielded exterior down when an opportunity to escape presents itself. Trapped in the confines of her farm, Elisa creates a kind of “intimate relationship” with her cherished chrysanthemums as a way to keep her sanity (French 64)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Symbols of Steinbeck’s Social Commentary

- People in the 1930s were fighting a losing battle with themselves. They were approaching a depression, facing the eyes of war, and trying to stay on their feet with what little resources they had. Most were farmers and made a living by manual labor. The majority of what they owned, they made themselves. Such is the setting in John Steinbeck’s critically acclaimed short story “The Chrysanthemums”. In this story, Steinbeck set out to paint a portrait of what the conditions of the people were really like, but in a different light....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Symbols of Alienation and Loneliness

- Symbols of Loneliness and Alienation According to DiYanni, Symbols in fiction are simply objects, actions, or even events that convey meaning. The meaning they convey extends beyond their literal significance, beyond their more obvious actual reason for being included in the story (Literature 95). In “The Chrysanthemums,” John Steinbeck reveals the theme of loneliness and alienation of a woman from her husband through his symbolic use of a realistic setting, character, tinker, chrysanthemums, and conversations....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck]

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Better Find Your Loving

- Better Find Your Loving Restraints are set by parents on their children to aid with the developmental process and help with the maturity level. Restrictions and the ability to control are present in our society and our lives. We encounter restraints daily: job, doors, people, and the most frequently used and arduous become intangible. In the following stories we are seen both the tangible and intangible scenarios. The Autonomy, desires and talents spurned by the husbands in John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums and Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The authors are of opposite sexes who share views regarding a similar theme of male domination and imprisonment....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Allen, Gilman, Steinbeck]

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Trapped in Her Garden

- Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as inferior to men or considered the "weaker sex." As a result of these social assumptions, women have been fighting to dissociate themselves from this stereotype and gain their independence. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is a classic illustration of the frustration felt by a woman before she was observed as being more than just her sex. Elisa Allen, the main character, lives on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California with her husband, Henry....   [tags: American Literature]

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Character Analysis: Elisa Allen

- John Steinbeck has a very engaging mind. He not only makes people think when they read his work; he makes them think through a number of scenarios with his tales. I believe that looking at this story, you sense this woman, Elisa Allen, is a woman who is very unhappy with her life. The only satisfaction Elisa gets out of life is being in her garden with her "family" of chrysanthemums. Elisa is very unsettled with her life as a whole. She does not like being stuck on the farm, away from the world and people outside her valley....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Little Woman, Small World

- In a small world, there is not much choice for a simple woman. Throughout history, women often are portrayed as the weaker sex. As a result of this assumption, women try to disassociate themselves from this custom and be more independent with their lives. One of John Steinbeck’s most accomplished short stories is, “The Chrysanthemums,” a story of an unhappy marriage of Elisa that takes place in the Salinas Valley of California. Elisa is coerced into a meager existence on her husband’s ranch. Particularly for Elisa, the world is as small as it appears, and she does not want to be a part in it any longer....   [tags: Literature]

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Rise of the Independent Woman

- Throughout time women have struggled to acquire the same rights that any man has. There is proof throughout history that documents this struggle. On the week of June 10, 1937 The Saturday Evening Post published an article titled "A Truce With Men." It documents the closing of the gender rights gap around the 1920's and 1930's. The article states, "The woman of today has finally made peace with her men." From this statement one can define a few things. The first is that there is some sort of battle going on between the two sexes and this battle has been resolved....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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- The story was written by John Steinbeck by the name “The Chrysanthemums”. The story takes a place on a farm in December 1938. The story is based on three characters: Elisa, her husband Henry, and the tinker. Elisa was 35 years old and was married to Henry. She was a hard workingwoman on a farm. It was a virile occupation, compared with her husband who was a businessman. Their relationship wasn’t normal. He didn’t see her as a lady, due to her unattractive appearance. One day the tinker passed by her house, and changed her life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Piere-Auguste Renoir: A Brief History

- “Renoir’s particular ambition was to paint works in joyful hues from which all trace of narrative is excluded” 1, quotes Jean LeyMarie author of Renoir; And truer words about Renoir’s work can not be spoken. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French born painter whose collaborations with other notable artists, among them Manet, Delacroix, and Monet 2, helped to influence and shape the budding Impressionist movement. The renowned painter began his humble upbringing in Limoges, France in 1841; The son of a tailor, his parents found him work with a porcelain decorator, which was the beginning of his lengthy career as an artist, and perhaps were his passion for translucent and luscious colors were est...   [tags: the Impressionist movement]

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Elisa Confused

- Elisa Confused Like many short stories, John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums” deceives most readers by appearing to be a simple short story. “The Chrysanthemums,” which only occupies about eight pages in textbooks, captures the emotional pain of a woman trying to live in the 1930’s. As critic Stanley Renner wrote, “’The Chrysanthemums’” shows “a strong capable woman kept from personal, social, and sexual fulfillment by the prevailing conception of a woman’s role in a world dominated by men” (Renner 306)....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Crysanthemums

- John Steinbeck uses his unique literary style to write the short story “The Chrysanthemums,” where he brings his readers to a society of inequality amongst the genders. “The Chrysanthemums” depicts the challenges of Elisa Allen, a thirty five-year-old woman who is expected to be a traditional housewife. Her ongoing transformation throughout the story portrays the life of a woman trying to gain meaning in her dull life during the 1930’s. John Steinbeck's, “The Chrysanthemums,” shows the true feelings of the protagonist, Elisa Allen, through the use of femininity, self-awareness, and weakness....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck]

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Strive for Equality

- Strive for Equality It is stated in the Equal Rights Amendment that “Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex”. Still, looking back at history, it can be seen that gender has played a vital role in determining one’s status in society. The challenges women faced began when they were merely young girls. These girls were raised with the idea that they were only suitable for certain occupations, usually only to serve as wives and mothers....   [tags: American History, Discrimination, Women ]

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Living Inside The Fence You Create

- Elisa is a trapped woman. She is trapped in her “closed off” (Steinbeck 459) location of the Salinas Valley; trapped in her “blocked and heavy” “gardening costume” (Steinbeck 460); trapped behind her “wire fence” (Steinbeck 460). Elisa is trapped woman, however all of the things that keep her trapped are ultimately hers: “her wire fence” or her constricting clothing (Steinbeck 460). Elisa's inability to step beyond her boundaries ultimately leads to her continued unhappiness and feeling of entrapment in her feminine role....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Unbalanced Scale Between Men and Women

- The Unbalanced Scale between Men and Women Over an extensive period of time, the issue concerning gender has “consistently occupy the media and the public mind.” (Correll 20). It has established beliefs about the roles of men and women as a whole. “A man is expected always to be strong, impervious to pain, and especially to emotional stress, dominant in the role of lord and master; a woman is expected to be docile, submissive, passive, fulfilled in the role of subordinate.” (Fremon 129). It has been concluded for the longest time that women are the inferior gender, biologically, psychologically and socially....   [tags: gender roles, susan Glaspell , john steinbeck]

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How to Save Plants In The Winter

- Save some cash next spring by preserving geraniums, coleus and other plants this fall. With a little effort and a bit of luck, next spring you will have annuals ready for the garden. Geraniums are a popular pick to over-winter. If you have a sunny spot indoors, pot up the geraniums in fresh potting soil, cut the foliage back to 1/3 of its original size and bring them inside over the winter. Water when needed, usually about once a week. In late February or March, take cuttings from this plant and root them for fresh summer growth....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay]

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John Steinbeck was born to middle-lower class family in the farming

- John Steinbeck was born to middle-lower class family in the farming community of Salinas, California. John’s Steinbeck Imagine… your town is suddenly stricken with poverty. Your family business goes under because the economy of your local community can no longer support it. Herds of your closest friends continually move out of the town you grew up in due to a severe shortage of work. The basic necessities of life are so scarce that everyone around you reverts to their animalistic urges to survive....   [tags: English Literature]

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Men and Women, Perspectives on Communication

- Men and Women, Perspectives on Communication Throughout time it has been documented that men and women see things in the world from different perspectives. A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants but a woman will pay $1 for a $2 item she doesn't want. Men and women’s minds are truly wired up differently, and I’m not just talking about sex. Making love, for most women is the greatest expression of intimacy a couple can achieve. To most men, you can call it whatever you want just as long as they end up in bed....   [tags: Gender Differences in Communication]

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The Realism Movement

- Realism, as defined by James H. Rubin, is a movement in art and literature, [which] claimed to represent the common people and their everyday circumstances based on accurate observation (Rubin 91). According to Rubin, Realism “emerged in France during the mid nineteenth century”(Rubin 91) and came to the United States as a response to Reconstruction (Owen 9). Defining characteristics of the Realistic movement may include the complexities that an average man or woman might face. The subject matter is a representation of middle-class life....   [tags: middle-class life, overcoming adversity]

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Photosynthesis in Relation to Light, Temperature and Water

- Photosynthesis in Relation to Light, Temperature and Water Light has three principal characteristics that affect plant growth: quantity, quality, and duration. Light quantity refers to the intensity or concentration of sunlight and varies with the season of the year. The maximum is present in the summer and the minimum in winter. The more sunlight a plant receives (up to a point), the better capacity it has to produce plant food through photosynthesis. As the sunlight quantity decreases the photosynthetic process decreases....   [tags: Papers]

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Exotic Food: Eating Snakes

- ... Some examples of snake-based recipes are snake alley noodles, baked western diamondback rattlesnake, and also the famous Chinese snake soup in the Chinese culture. The Chinese snake soup is a well known Cantonese delicacy and health supplement. When the snake soup is ready to be served, it is found that the snake meat is light pink in colour, it also tastes much better if being compared with fish meat. The soup contains at least two types of snake as its main ingredients. In the traditional preparation method, the soup is further added with chrysanthemum leaves and spices in order to reduce the saltiness , while the snake meat is said to resemble the texture and the tastes of chicken mea...   [tags: poisonous animal, venom, death]

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Loneliness and Despair: Recurrent Themes in Literature

- Not much is worse than feeling all alone in the world, feeling like no one cares or understands. The complete emptiness of being solitary for long periods of time is enough to drive someone crazy; enough to make up imaginary people living with in the confines of a room. It is enough to force an older woman to put complete confidence in a stranger that probably doesn't care at all. Lack of attention from a husband can be one of the worst forms of loneliness for a woman to endure. Every detail of both "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck drips in loneliness and solitude....   [tags: American Literature]

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Reflecting on the Dead

- Reflecting on the Dead In Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” and in D.H. Lawrence’s “Odour of Chrysanthemums,” two women were in a situation where death was literally at their feet. In “The Garden Party,” Laura finds herself contemplating the dead body of Mr. Scott, a man of lower class who lived at the bottom of the hill from her house. In “Odour of Chrysanthemums,” Elizabeth finds herself contemplating the dead body of her husband, Walter. Although the relationships these women shared with the dead men were completely opposite, they both had striking similarities in the ways that they handled the situation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Growing Up

- Growing Up Short story authors use symbolism to describe particular scenes without actually saying the words, which adds to the interest of the story. In Frank O'Connor's story "First Confession" and John Steinbeck's story "The Chrysanthemums", both authors use symbolism to enhance the readers insight of the story. Also, the symbolism offered by the authors provides the reader with a deeper look into the story, making the reader find more interest throughout. In "The Chrysanthemums", Steinbeck uses a betrayal issue as the basis of the story, where O'Connor's "First Confession" uses a religious basis....   [tags: essays papers]

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D.H. Lawrence

- Death in a Flower Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "Is not marriage an open question, when it isalleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to getout, and such as are out wish to get in?"(Brainy Quote). Emerson's expressions are alltoo true for many married people as well as those in serious relationships. It seems thatengaging in marriage is a step that many take only to find out it was a mistake. Nothingis ever perfect in relationships as well as in life and in death....   [tags: Biography Summary of Works]

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Failure of Love

- There is a theme found time and time again, when almost any literary piece is studied or looked upon: love. Not only love, but the twists and turns in which love takes its course; in most cases, the course to nowhere. The feeling of “failing at love” is one that every person will experience within their lifetime. Modern Literature faces this bitter truth head-on, straying away from the once bountiful “love, passion, and romance” during the Romantic Era, and focusing more on the other side of the glass....   [tags: Literature]

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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a

- Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from, Odour of Chrysanthemums, a short story by D H Lawrence. Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under....   [tags: English Literature]

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Horse Dealer Daughter mythology

- Cosmological Life Cycles In “The Horse-Dealer’s Daughter” Cosmological myths serve the purpose of explaining existence, particularly to less scientifically advanced cultures. These myths, or stories, were created as a way of dealing with the questions regarding the universe which could not be answered concretely. Cosmic myths include creation myths, flood myths, apocalyptic myths, and afterlife myths. Examples of all of these aspects of the cosmological life cycle are present in D.H. Lawrence’s “The Horse-Dealer’s Daughter”....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- ONE ATTEMPT 1. Every one of us strives to be better, accomplish more, and do it faster. Some of us may be occasionally disappointed, but it is whether or not we choose to try again that determines our success. John Steinbeck gives us one example of this in “Chrysanthemums”. [."] The theme of this story is that although most people are eager to do more and try different things with their life, not everyone will succeed with this attempt. [This is not a very fruitful thesis -- the story deals primarily with a problem of just women, not "most people."] 2....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Relishing the Ambrosia of Hope in Stephen Crane´s Bowery in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- ... This force eats their hope and corrupts the innocence and life of its prey. Chastity is unable to survive in the Bowery because the culture of diminishing in the value of life and purity is a cyclical perspective. Their surroundings ensure that every inhabitant holds these views. These people live in a “dark region where, from… careening [buildings], a dozen gruesome doorways [give] up loads of babies to the street and the gutter” (Crane 5). Before birth, depreciation in the worth of virtue surrounds these people....   [tags: addictions, desperation, culture, victims]

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Edgar Degas and his influence on the art of Mary Cassatt

- Mary Stevenson Cassatt's Miss Mary Ellison (1880) and Edgar-Hilaire-Germain Degas's Mademoiselle Malo (1877) are two paintings that, when compared and contrasted, shows numbers of influences that Degas had on Mary Cassatt's art. Both of these paintings are portraits done in tbe standard ¾ point of view. Even at a mere glance, it is easy to see the striking similarities between the two portraits. It is not too farfetched to assume that Degas had a lot of influence on Mary Cassatt's work because it is known that he was one of her biggest inspirations (Wallis, 14)....   [tags: Miss Mary Ellison and Mademoiselle Malo]

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Feminine Identity in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

- Despite her apparent disavowal of the overtly sexual Doreen, Esther’s anxieties about sex continue to manifest themselves through clothing, as evidenced by her attempt to cultivate a friendship with Betsy, a virginal young woman from Kansas. If Doreen is the quintessential “bad girl,” then Betsy, nicknamed “Pollyanna Cowgirl” by Doreen, is the quintessential “good” girl, with her “her bouncing blonde ponytail and Sweetheart-of-Sigma-Chi smile” (6). As a model young woman, Betsy “does” fashion correctly, eventually becoming a model herself: after her guest editorship, Betsy became a “cover girl,” and Esther occasionally sees her “smiling out of those ‘P.Q.’s wife wears B.H....   [tags: Sylvia Plath]

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Steinbeck's Experience and Its Reflection in His Work

- A plethora of emotions triggers a person's motivation to write. Whether it is disappointment, fear, bliss, or pure excitement, feelings produce an overwhelming sensation. The response to these feelings can rise from a person's environment, relationships, interests or current struggles. However, emotional madness can be simmered down through a practice of writing (Science 20). Clinical trials indicate that writing about deep or traumatic experiences can clear the mind of all the “confining” stresses and emotional suffocation (Bolarius 2)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Symbolism References in Everyday Use

- Symbolism the use of symbols to ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different meaning. For example, there are different varieties of flowers like the roses stand for romance, violets represent shyness, lilies for beauty and temptation, and chrysanthemums represent perfection. Symbols are also used in colors to symbolize on what they represent. For instance, black is used to represent death or evil, white stands for life and purity, red can symbolize passion, purple is a royal color, yellow stands for violence or decay, and blue represents peacefulness and calm....   [tags: semiotics, sociological analysis]

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So Many Negatives of Pestacides

- Pesticides are such types of compounds which kill pests such as insects, fungi and unwanted plants such as weeds. They are used to kill mosquitoes which are used in public health, and in to kill pests that destroys crops in agriculture. Their nature is that these pesticides are quite poisonous to different species and humans also. They must be disposed of properly and quite safely. Pesticides are the one of those poisonous substances that is spread into the environment to kill living beings intentionally....   [tags: pests, crops, health]

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Life and Culture in Luxembourg

- The official languages in Luxembourg are French, German, and Luxembourgish. Most of the population (about 400,000 people) use Luxembourgish as their spoken language. However, French is the official written language and is used for legislation. Most press releases will be in French and German, however, most Luxembourgers can speak multiple languages and is recommended to know Luxembourgish in addition to French and German. Since many employees working in Luxembourg are from France and Belgium, knowing French is necessary for communicating in restaurants and stores....   [tags: language, cuisine, customs]

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Importance of Character Development

- In his acceptance speech for the Noble Prize for Literature, William Faulkner identified “the human heart in conflict with itself” as the only subject truly worth writing about. This means that every piece of literature should have characters that struggle with themselves revealing their deeper personal feelings. Conflict is evident in literature to make the story interesting; however, a story detailing internal conflict within a single character creates greater depth to the story. Faulkner speaks of the human spirit and internal conflict as something in which every individual can identify with....   [tags: Characters in Literature]

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The Repuglic of Rwanda

- Rwanda, which is near the equator, is located in Central America and surrounded by land on all sides: on the north side is Uganda, on the east side is Tanzania, on the south side is Burundi, and on the west side is the Democratic Republic of Congo. The official name of the country is the Republic of Rwanda and the capital is Kigali. Within the capital, they have one main city named Butare. The national flag has three horizontal lines (blue, yellow, and green) and a golden sun with 24 rays in the top right-hand corner....   [tags: Africa, economy, ethnics, culture, religion]

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Italy and Its Wonders

- Italy is a beautiful place full of wonders. It is full of outstanding landmarks and historical features. Although Italy doesn’t seem big, it is. The total population of the country is 61,860,122, and the area is 113, 521 sq. mi. The head of government is Enrico Letta and he is the ruler of the Republic Government. Italy is a fashion center of the world. People there know what’s in style and what’s not, they can also tell how wealthy you are or what class you belong in. The history is that of many wonders along with how they live their life....   [tags: Europe, Travel]

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Vermicompost Produced from Wastage

- Kale (1998) reported that vermicompost prepared from wastage of agriculture and industries contained different nutrient with organic carbon 9.15 to 17.98 per cent, total nitrogen 0.5 to 1.5 per cent, available phosphorous , 1.0 to 3.0 per cent, copper 2.0 to 9.5 ppm and iron 2.0 to 2.3 ppm. Reddy and Reddy (1998) recorded 1.98 % N, 1.23 % P and 1.59 % K,132 mgKg-1 of total Zn, 70.05 mg Kg -1 of Cu, 1440.2 mg Kg -1 of Fe and 317.5 0mg Kg -1 of Mn in vermicompost produced from wastage. Effect of vermicompost on soil: The application of vermicast on depleted soil rejuvenates its fertility enriches soil with different nutrients, maintains its quality and plays important role in conserving biolog...   [tags: microorganism, organic, earthworms ]

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Author Amy Tan

- One’s ability to craft their own identity often starts out with determining their inner set of ideologies and values. New York Times bestselling author, Amy Tan, is one of many great examples who was able to mirror her own values into her bestselling novel, The Kitchen God’s Wife. Known for incorporating mother-daughter relationships into her stories, Tan uses her novel to allow readers an inside look into her personal set of beliefs and values. The story follows a Chinese immigrant living in America, Winnie, who tries to reconnect with her “Americanized” daughter by reciting her story of the struggles she faced while living in Shanghai....   [tags: New York Times Bestseller, The Kitchen God's Wife]

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David Herbert Lawrence

- David Herbert Lawrence Born on the eleventh day of September in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was the fourth child of an illiterate coal miner. Lawrence was raised in a small mining town of Eastwood, Nottingham by his mother who happened to be a school a teacher. Threw his childhood David Herbert shared a very close relationship with his mother. Lawrence first started his education in a grammar school, which he had won a scholarship to, and later attended Nottingham University College. When he finished college, Lawrence decided to move to Croydin, just south of London to began his teaching career....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Empowerment of Women

-      Most men view themselves as being the superior life-form in society. They justify this belief by saying that they are stronger and more capable; thus, making them more qualified for the important roles in society. They place themselves on pedestals and force women to believe in their own inferiority to men and their incapability to excel educationally, politically, economically, and domestically. But the truth is that women will eventually advance in all these areas and come to realize that they do not need men to survive....   [tags: Women's Empowerment Principles]

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Social Status

- Social Status It’s Just Me Does anyone really have one specific class which they fit into. Different activities and things we do put us in many different classes. For example, if your in a prole class and you ride in a limo on prom night are you then considered to be in the middle- to high-class range. No, either you or your parents just thought it would be nice if you could take a limo instead of taking the family minivan. On the other hand, what if you are upper-class and you normally drive a McLaren F1, but it has to be put in the shop and you temporarily have to drive a Kia, does this drop you into a lower class....   [tags: essays papers]

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Women and Society During the Early 20th Century

- Women and Society during the early 20th Century Women always had to deal with all kinds of situations throughout history. Sex was becoming to be a woman’s way of expressing herself and in a way have control over certain situation Edith Wharton’s "Summer" and John Steinbeck’ s "The Chrysanthemums" show two characters (both of them women) struggling between society‘s rules and laws and their own believes and desires. Both stories were written in the beginning of the 20th century and both authors made it very clear that the women’s thoughts were unacceptable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mexican Day of the Dead

- This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years, but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. Hence, the best way to describe this Mexican holiday is to say that it is a time when Mexican families remember their dead, and the continuity of life. Two important things to know about the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) are: 1. It is a holiday with a complex history, and therefore its observance varies quite a bit by region and by degree of urbanization....   [tags: Mexico Culture Holiday]

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The Inheritance

- Marie’s cab was downstairs, so Gabe accompanied her down and returned to tell him the members of the press had grown in number. Neil quickly arranged with the doorman to leave the building unseen, via a basement exit. The streets were wet for it had rained and it was 7:00 PM dark. Walking a block or two from the building he managed to find a cab. When he emerged from the cab at West End Avenue, he immediately saw Devin. Gabe had called him out of concern with his first visit home. Freddie greeted him solemnly and they went in and up by the elevator....   [tags: creative writing, imaginative writing]

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Bonsai Trees

- Bonsai trees are on the oldest art forms. Bonsai is the ancient art of the Chinese. The word bonsai is Chinese for a tree that has been dwarfed. The art of bonsai is actually dwarfing a tree or making it small. This means to make it a full grown tree just really small. The art of bonsai has been around for thousands of years. It first came around as a simple art known as Pun-Sai this was just early specimens in pots.( The Chinese based their shaping of the trees on Dragons and serpents....   [tags: Botany ]

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Edgar Degas

- Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born on July 19, 1834, at 8 rue Saint-George's in Paris. His father, Auguste, a banker, was French, and his mother, Célestine, an American from New Orleans. The family name "Degas" had been changed to "De Gas" by some family members in Naples and France in order to sound more aristocratic; the preposition indicated a name derived from land holdings. Degas went back to using the original spelling sometime after 1870, and that is how we spell his name today.He was destined for a law career, but instead entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he studies with Louis Lamothe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Fleas are very small insects. They are all flightless and do not have eyes, although two ocelli may be present. Their antennaes are short and their mouthparts are adapted for piercing and sucking. The female flea lays a few eggs daily that total up to 300 to 400 in its lifetime. The eggs are laid usually on animals and most drop off where they spend most of their time. Bedding, floor crevices, carpeting, along baseboards and areas near their favorite sleeping and napping sites are especially likely places where eggs will be found....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Expansion of Nakamura Lacquer Company Business

- The Expansion of Nakamura Lacquer Company Business Company has no business outside of the Japan and to be a global brand, so it’s require to expanding Nakamura Lacquer Company business outside Japan. U.S. could be big market for Nakmura “Chrysanthemum”product. Accepting offer from Semmelback, Semmelbach and Whittacker, Chicago Company achieve its goal to make more profit and to be a brand value outside of Japan....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy]

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Analyzing Funa Benkei

- In this paper, I will be analyzing the Noh (Nogaku) play known as Funa Benkei, ‘Benkei Aboard Ship’. The play is written by Kanze Kojiro Nobumitsu (1435-1516) and takes place in the first year of the Bunji era (1185), on the shores of the Daimotsu Bay in the Settsu province in autumn, and later moves to the sea off of the bay. This is after the Genji victory over the Heike (Heike Monogatari) in the Genpei war. The play is of the fifth category (kiri-nō), a final play, and is current in all five schools of Noh....   [tags: Noh play, Kanze Kojiro Nobumitsu, Yoshitsune]

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Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids

-   Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids In recent years, pyrethrins have become more and more popular in the manufacturing of pesticides. It is now used in numerous commercial products worldwide. Many of these products come as sprays and solutions that are used by many households, pet shampoo, and pesticides. The use of pyrethrins has become even more conventional since it has been replacing the use of organophosphates, which were proven to be more toxic to birds and mammals in comparison to the pyrethrins and pyrethroids....   [tags: pesticide, organophosphates, environment]

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Japanese Alien and Japanese-American Poets In U. S. Relocation Camps

- On February 19, 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued the infamous Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the internment of 110,000 Japanese Aliens and Japanese Americans in concentration camps because of the so-called "military threat," they posed. In 1945, poet Lawson Fusao Inada wrote the following poem, titled "Concentration Constellation," which refers to the various relocation camps that were used to contain these people: In this earthly configuration, We have, not points of light, but prominent barbs of dark… Begin between the Golden State's highest and lowest elevations and name that location Manzanar....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Translation of the Exported Commodities

- The Translation of the Exported Commodities The translation of trademark is a very complicated work. The exported commodities are the windows to show the national culture to the other countries. In the five thousand years' long history, China has kept up its fine tradition, and also it has bequeathed much culture tradition. So when we do the translation of the Chinese trademark, two things we must pay special attention. 1.1.1 Keeping national feature First, we must consider the specialties and try to keep their own national color....   [tags: Papers]

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Jay Chou and his Chinese Pop Style

- ... Jay coordinates Chinese classic folk music into his Chinese style music, displaying a romantic perception. Far more than it, his use of major scale shows the simulation of Chinese style doesn’t require the pentatonic scale restrictively. But people believe his professional musical skill and the understanding of Chinese folk music are two important facts that contribute to his creative Chinese pop music style, or what is called Chou style. Although Jay is not the first musician to use Chinese traditional instruments in the pop style music, he combines Chinese instruments, such as zheng and pipa, with western piano and violin harmoniously, in some of his works....   [tags: famous Taiwanese musician]

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The World Wildlife Foundation and Saiga Antelope

- ... They were almost eliminated by the 1920’s by the 1950’s almost 2 million were found in the steppes of the USRR. Their population fell when the USRR fell for wanting Chinese horns for medicine. At one point World Wildlife Foundation wanted to hunt these animals because its horn is an alternative for a rhinoceros horn. Their population today is decreasing as dramatically as 95% as of 1995 (wow!). 50,000 remain to this day in Kalmykia, areas in Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The number of Saiga was found to be increasing to 21,000 at the beginning of this millennium to 81,000 in 2010....   [tags: tatarica, rhinoceros, animals]

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What Literature Teaches About Different Cultures

- Our world is full of hundreds of cultures, scattered all over the place, but when we can’t travel to every country on earth, how can we find out about these cultures. We can learn a tremendous amount about a culture, just through studying their literature. First of all, we can learn a great amount about their basic culture; their everyday life. We can also learn what kind of society they live in now, and what kind they did live in hundreds of years ago. And finally we can learn about their history simply from studying their culture....   [tags: Culture]

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The Decline in Importance of Primogeniture

- Male primogeniture has played and still plays a major role in society. Inheritance, or the means to pass on family property and power, is understandably an important concept. Yet, its importance has been decreasing with time. While most parts of our planet have stepped over their discriminative inheritance customs, why have some of the most developed countries such as Sweden wait until the end of the 20th century to erase primogeniture. This contrast between democratic values and undemocratic inheritance customs puts primogeniture a special position....   [tags: Massacre of the Dreamers, Castillo]

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Funa benkei by Kanze Nobomitsu

- Funa Benkei, or Benkei Aboard Ship, was written by Kanze Nobumitsu, and was based upon Gikeiki (‘Record of Yoshitsune’), which tells the story of a young Yoshitsune who, through his training, won the loyalty of the fearsome warrior-monk, Musashibou Benkei—the titicular character of this play. Funa Benkei is considerably modern compared to the other plays included in Japanese Noh Dramas, and is a fifth-category play (kiri-noh), which is current in all five schools of noh (Tyler, pg.83). The structure of the play is set up with the scene in which Benkei introduces himself all the way up until the ageuta by Benkei and the Warriors as the jo, or intro, that sets up the exposition and introduces...   [tags: Gikeiki, japanese noh dramas]

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Theodor Seuss Geisel: Dr. Seuss

- “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”(Dr. Seuss, the Lorax) The childhood of thousands of adults and children alike were all made memorable because of one man. Theodor Seuss Geisel. His use of words and depictions, although with hidden messages, of daily life has molded the imagination of every child. On March second 1904 a baby boy was born to a Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel, on Howard Street, Springfield, Massachusetts (Cat in the   [tags: children's literature, education]

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David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly and Aime Cesaire's A Tempest as Examples of Postcolonial Drama

- In the closing lines of M. Butterfly, Gallimard, the hapless French diplomat/accountant turned spy, says, "I have a vision. Of the Orient" (92). At the moment he is speaking of his remaining belief that there are beautiful women, as he thought his "Butterfly" was, but it is indicative of the colonial impulse. Colonization becomes possible because a society can characterize another society in ways that make colonization seem like a positive endeavor. As Said notes, the characterization of other cultures, such as the Orient or Africa, is carried out in the popular realm through works of art, literature and drama....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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August Strindberg's A Dream Play

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

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General MacArthur and the Emperor

- General MacArthur and the Emperor "If ever a picture was worth a thousand words, it was the image of General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito standing side by side during their historic first meeting on September 27, 1945. In it, a casually dressed MacArthur towers over the stiff, formally attired Emperor. "What does it say?" asks historian Carol Gluck. "It says, I'm MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and I'm in charge." For millions of Japanese, it brought home in an entirely new way the notion that they had lost the war." General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito were considered to be two of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th century....   [tags: Papers]

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Tales From The Mekong Delta

- Everything turns a beautiful blue. Sights, sounds, touch, and mind-sets are changed. Creativity flows freely from your mind to the hand to the pen and to the paper. This blue is "the blue that knows you and where you live and it's never going to forget"(107). The blue is the fix and excitement an addict gets from drugs. Addicts look for an escape. They feel that if they just have that hit they will enjoy life and its experiences to a fuller extent. In Kate Braverman's short story "Tall Tales From the Mekong Delta," she describes one woman's struggle with drugs and how she eventually turns back to them after being sober for so many years....   [tags: Addiction drugs mekong delta]

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Preventing Malaria

- Preventing Malaria Updated by Søren Thybo, Consultant and specialist in infectious diseases: What is malaria. Malaria is a serious tropical disease that in the extreme can be fatal. It is widespread across the globe in tropical and subtropical areas. Globally, malaria is a huge health problem with 300 million new cases per year. In Denmark, turning around, 100 people returned from abroad every year with the disease. Deaths among Danes have fortunately been rare some years, but in 2008, was a Danish woman infected in the Gambia and died in Denmark untreated....   [tags: Disease ]

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Male Primogeniture

- Male primogeniture has played and still plays a major role in society. Inheritance, or the means to pass on family property and power, is understandably an important concept. Yet, its importance has been decreasing with time. While most parts of our planet have stepped over their discriminative inheritance customs, why have some of the most developed countries such as Sweden wait until the end of the 20th century to erase primogeniture. This contradiction between democratic values and inheritance customs gives primogeniture a special position....   [tags: Sociology ]

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- Japan Slide Program Report Japan is a very small country, approximately 144,000 square miles (smaller than California), and is inhabited by a considerably large population of over 120 million people (half the United States!) This makes Japan the seventh most populous nation in the world. Japan is located at the far west side of the north pacific ocean, and consists of more than 4,000 islands. However, the Japanese people live on less than 10 percent of this land mass due to rough, mountainous, volcanic terrain, which make up a substantial 70 percent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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