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A Holiday Deconstruction

- A Holiday Deconstruction By RA Everyone looks forward to holiday entertainment. Jordan has faithfully kept the tradition of mounting a holiday show for the entertainment of the student body, staff, and students parents. Notice how “communityâ€. does not follow “staff.â€. Anyway, after watching the show A Holiday Celebration I was appalled by the misuse of Christmas themes. So many things were wrong with the show. First off, the Ghetto Holiday Skit: it’s starts off as a predictably funny opening between two half-witted burglars who take too long too enter the damn house, and when they do, they have the audacity to continue (discussing) or alluding the window....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Desconstruction of the Moderinistic Myth in Quinn's Ishmael

- Desconstruction of the Moderinistic Myth in Ishmael When I read Daniel Quinn’s works, Ishmael, Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael, I find a common theme woven throughout which is to desconstruct the moderinistic myth that we are apart from nature and therefore not subject to natural law. I don’t find Quinn’s ideas to be much different from what I read into David Orr’s Earth in Mind or David Ehrenfeld’s books Beginning Again and The Arrogance of Humanism. I doubt that Quinn, as a writer, thinks for one minute that we are no different from other species who inhabit Earth....   [tags: Quinn Ishmael Essays]

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The Image of Fire in Faulkner’s Short Stories, Barn Burning and Shingles for the Lord

- The Image of Fire in Faulkner’s Short Stories, Barn Burning and Shingles for the Lord The image of fire was very prominent in Faulkner’s short stories “Barn Burning” and “Shingles for the Lord.” Throughout the two stories, fire emerged as a destructive device. The production of fire directly or indirectly destroyed property and the image of the characters, Snopes and Pap. Fire symbolized the character’s deceitful ways and destruction of his identity in society. The fathers present in the two stories possessed deceitful natures....   [tags: Barn Burning Shingles]

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"The Raven" - a Critical Deconstruction

- Edgar Allen Poe's journey into the realm of death, fear and the macabre, "The Raven" is an exploration into the loneliness and despair associated with the loss of a loved one. Through the clever use of rhyme, meter, imagery, symbolism and word choice, Poe catapults us into a world of sinister images, morbid predilections and unearthly machinations. We are, at once, submerged in the pulsing, driving force of supernatural fear as only Poe is able to create. And with every use of the haunting refrain "Nevermore," upon which the chilling cadence of this poem is built, Poe transforms a story steeped in remorse and sorrow into a tale of preternatural mystery and suspense....   [tags: Poetry]

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Same Shirt, Same Humans

- The shirt reconstructed from new material is not the same shirt bought at the store. In the beginning when a thread is removed and placed in a bag, the original shirt is now in two places. The majority of the shirt is still intact and the thread from the same shirt is in the bag so on and so forth. The same things happen when you brush your hand against the shirt and deposit your skin cells to the shirt and particles of the shirt slough off. Your skin cells do not make up the shirt. Which begs the question did you buy other peoples skin cells....   [tags: environmental and social analysis]

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A Deconstructionist Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening

- A Deconstructionist Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening The multiplicity of meanings and (re)interpretations informing critical studies of The Awakening reveal a novel ripe for deconstructionist critique. Just as Chopin evokes an image of the sea as symbolic of Edna’s shifting consciousness (“never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude,”138), likewise the deconstructionist reading of a text emphasizes fluidity over structure: “A text consists of words inscribed in and inextricable from the myriad discourses that inform it; from the point of view of deconstruction, the boundaries between any given text and that larger text we call langua...   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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The Medieval Ages

- The Medieval Ages The Medieval Ages that descended upon the Europeans following the deconstruction and devolution of the formerly grand institutions of the Roman Empire left a world darkened to the eyes of history. The world lost touch with simple concepts to a modern history student of writing, economy, culture, and government—the mainstay of that which we cannot see ourselves without—civilization. What was left of Europe was a state of chaos. In all other periods of human history I have studied there were similarities among them from which I could draw conclusions upon the condition of the respective times....   [tags: Papers]

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Open Boat

- "The Open Boat," by Stephen Crane, has been critiqued and deconstructed by many thinkers. One such critique is "The Dialogic Narrative of `The Open Boat'." This critique on Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," was written by two authors: Sura P. Rath and Mary Neff Shaw. The authors focused on a five main points in the duration of this Critique. First Mikail Baktin's theory of the "Five basic types of discourses," are discussed and used in the deconstruction of "The Open Boat." The critique then delves into the use of first-person actor-character to third person spectator-narrator....   [tags: American Literature]

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Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays]

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Deconstructing the Map: The Hereford World Map

- The Hereford World Map is the world’s oldest surviving map of the world; it was made in 1300, during the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe. There was a wider range of influences on mapping during the later medieval period. With an increase in exploration, Europe began to evolve into an international continent; widespread travel can be seen by the influences of the Islamic world on architecture. While map making in China had flourished in the 11th C, mapping was beginning to evolve in Europe....   [tags: Middle Ages, Encyclopedia, Insight]

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Embryonic Stem Cells In Scientific Research

- Most cells in our bodies are specialised to do a particular job. Like white blood cells are good at fighting off invaders, but they can’t carry oxygen like red blood cells. Stem cells on the other hand have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. In addition, in many tissues they serve as an initial repair system, dividing without limits to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to remain a stem cell or become a more specialised cell....   [tags: Ethics]

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The Age of the Internet

- The Age of the Internet What is it that defines me. What makes me 'me' and what allows for the recognition that distinguishes 'me' from other individuals. A child begins to distinguish itself from its mother over time and distance, and so the individual also develops a unique identity as a result, or by-product of, their accumulated experience and analysis of experience - it's an exponential activity. When reflecting upon Turkle's article, it seems the search for definitive and distinguished identity has somehow trained us to transfer this quest onto inanimate objects....   [tags: Papers]

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Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea

- Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys confronts the possibility of another side to Jane Eyre. The story of Bertha, the first Mrs Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea is not only a brilliant deconstruction of Brontë's legacy, but is also a damning history of colonialism in the Caribbean. The story is set just after the emancipation of the slaves, in that uneasy time when racial relations in the Caribbean were at their most strained. Antoinette (Rhys renames her and has Rochester impose the name of Bertha on her when their relationship dissolves) is descended from the plantation owners, and her father has had many children by negro women....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Wolff’s Analysis of Chopin’s The Awakening

- Wolff’s Analysis of Chopin’s The Awakening In her essay "Un-Utterable Longing: The Discourse of Feminine Sexuality in Kate Chopin's The Awakening", Cynthia Griffin Wolff creates what Ross Murfin describes as "a critical whole that is greater than the sum of its parts." (376) By employing a variety of critical approaches (including feminist, gender, cultural, new historicism, psychoanalytic and deconstruction) Wolff offers the reader a more complete (albeit complex) explanation of Edna Pontellier's behavior and motivations than any single approach could provide....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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Timothy Findley's Realistic Journey in The Wars

- Timothy Findley Creates a fictional world through his novels, where readers can relate to the situations and characters. The protagonists that Findley creates are often similar and connected to the hardships that they eventually encounter and defeat or that which they are defeated by. Findley takes his readers back in time to the First World War, displaying his knowledge of history and research, where the hardships of a young soldier’s battles internally and externally are brought to the reader’s attention in his historical-fiction novel The Wars....   [tags: death, perception, battle]

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Symbolic Deconstruction in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Symbolic Deconstruction in The Crying of Lot 49      The paths leading toward knowledge (of self, of others, of the world around us) are circuitous. Thomas Pynchon, in his novel The Crying of Lot 49, seems to attempt to lead the reader down several of these paths simultaneously in order to illustrate this point. Our reliance on symbols as efficient translators of complex notions is called into question. Beginning with the choice of symbolic or pseudo-symbolic name, Oedipa Maas, for the central character of his novel, Pynchon expands his own investigation of symbol as Oedipa also attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the muted horn of the Tristero....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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America's Founding Fathers

- This reading material consists of the first chapter of Stephen Ambrose's text “To America, Personal Reflections of an Historian”, entitled “The Founding Fathers”. In this piece, Ambrose examines several of the founding fathers, contrasting their lives with their failings in the light of modern views on racism and sexism. He begins by speaking about the life of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's views on African American slavery, as well as the rights of women and Native Americans, are listed in detail....   [tags: American History]

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Wolff’s View on Feminine Sexuality in Chopin’s The Awakening

- Wolff’s View on Feminine Sexuality in Chopin’s The Awakening In her essay “Un-Utterable Longing: The Discourse of Feminine Sexuality in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening” Cynthia Griffin Wolff sees the lack of a language—for Edna Pontellier’s sexual desires in particular and female sexuality in general—as the main theme in Chopin’s novel. She particularly looks at how issues of sexuality remain unsaid in the novel, or how they are expressed in a different way, because of the lack of a language of feminine sexuality....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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Notes on Auteurism

- Notes on Auteurism The traditional model of an Auteur could be seen as a director that takes the script, and "transforms it into an original piece of work ". This may seem a rather ambiguous definition, but all that is needed to make clear what the practice of auteurism is, is one piece of work that fits the definition perfectly. Robert Altman’s Popeye is just that. Altman took an institution, that of Popeye, a classic American icon, and wrote it to fit it to his traditional thematic concerns....   [tags: Papers]

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All Random Act Of Kindness

- Everyday some random act of kindness happens without your knowledge. Some kids give an elderly lady a compliment, or a police officer brightens a by-stander’s morning. In the world we live in today, these acts do not happen as often as they should. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Short story, Blue Suede Shoes]

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The Fog of Peception Between Friend and Enemy in The Wars by Timothy Findley

- Within his novel The Wars, Timothy Findley, deconstructs the concept of friend and enemy. Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction stated, “Deconstruction takes place, it is an event that does not await the deliberation, consciousness or organization of a subject, or even of modernity. It deconstructs it-self. It can be deconstructed.” (Mapp, 781). Jacques Derrida believed deconstruction happens on its own, and therefore one does not need to consciously deconstruct a text, as it is an unconscious process that one need not deliberate....   [tags: destruction, allies, soldiers ]

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Reconstruction or Deconstruction

- Reconstruction or Deconstruction Following The War for Southern Independence the radical Republicans of the North took unjust measures over the conquered and impoverished social structure, economy and governments of the defeated southern states. In fact, the whole idea of "reconstruction" was in fact "deconstruction". Reconstruction was not to "heal the nation's wounds," or to economically revitalize the South (which it did not). Indeed, Reconstruction was economically destructive to the South....   [tags: American America History]

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Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am

- Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am There are a million acts of kindness each day. Some young man gives a stranger a compliment, or a teacher brightens a students morning. But, in the world we live in today, these acts are rare to come by. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Thank You, Ma’am]

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The Feminist Perspective Of Anthropology

- The feminist perspective of anthropology, as the question alludes to, has made many contributions to the world of anthropology. Including, but not limited to: the idea of ‘male bias’, the study of women, and the study of gender. Within these broad topics of feminist anthropology, further contributions can be seen, for instance the deconstruction and exploration of naturalisation and the universality of inequality. Although, ultimately it could be argued that the biggest contribution of the feminist perspective of anthropology is the existence of an alternative perspective, one that strives for a less objective reality and aims to open a dialogue enabling the exploration of a hugely diverse...   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural anthropology]

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Physics Final Exam

- 1. A wavelength is the distance from the peak of a wave to the next peak. The frequency is how often the particles of a wave vibrate. Because the wavelength is a distance, and frequency is a time, when they are multiplied, the velocity of the wave must be found. An example of this relation is a slinky. When the waves are more separated and it takes less time for the wave to vibrates, the slinky is clearly moving more quickly. 2.Transverse waves are waves that have particles moving perpendicular to the wave motion, while longitudinal waves have particles that move parallel....   [tags: Physics]

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Construction In The Construction Industry

- Buildings and construction industry plays a vital role in improving the population’s quality of life and in meeting the requirements and needs of the society in question. However, there is a need to outline certain guidelines in order to ensure that construction projects meet the appropriate environmental policies. Currently, increasing importance is also being placed on ensuring good environmental practice through reducing material waste. In order to implement these changes, thorough understanding of the construction market is a key step in improving its processes, as the major part of the construction industry is the building market....   [tags: Construction, Deconstruction, Natural building]

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Features of Post-Colonial Writing

- As mentioned before, the United State is a settler colony. In other words, Europeans occupied the country and subjugated and disposed the Indigenous and local people. Consequently, decolonization, in these countries is unlike those of countries which have been invaded by colonizers. In these countries, there is a particular strategy by which they should struggle against invaders. In these occupied countries, as Ashcroft et al. puts In actuality, it is the early step of decolonization and concern of decolonizers....   [tags: decolonization, language, abrogation ]

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The New Subaltern : A Silent Interview

- The New Subaltern: A Silent Interview Gayatri Spivak, (born Feb. 24, 1942, Calcutta, India), Spivak is a literary critic and theorist. She sometimes regarded as the “Third-World Woman”. She is best known for the article, (Can the Subaltern Speak?). It is considered a founding text of postcolonialism. She is also known for her translation of Jacques Derrida‘s Of Grammatology‟. This translation brought her to prominence. After this she carried out a series of historical studies and literary critiques of imperialism and feminism....   [tags: Postcolonialism, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak]

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Review Of ' Deconstructing The Mirror 's Reflection '

- Reading and evaluating research articles is a tool that will play a role in the success of a clinician. Continual education in addition keeping abreast of current research and trends in one’s field through professional journals, will allow for the innovation of new therapeutic approaches. “Those who write research articles present their research in a very systematic way” (Hudson-Barr, 2004, p. 70). Having an understanding of how the research material is to be properly presented will allow for a greater comprehension and implementation of the results....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Narratology]

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Hester's Deconstruction of Puritan Ideals in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter - Hester's  Deconstruction of Puritan Ideals     Hester, the protagonist in Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, effectively challenges the efforts of the Puritan theocracy to define her, and at the same time, contain the threat she poses to the social order.   Throughout the novel Hester bears the mark of an "A" embroidered on her chest which was originally intended to label her as a social outcast, more specifically an adulteress to the rest of society. She wears the "A" for many years after she bears her "illegitimate" child with virtually no objection....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Dialectic Neocapitalist Theory In The Works Of Tarantino

- Dialectic neocapitalist theory in the works of Tarantino 1. Tarantino and Derridaist reading In the works of Tarantino, a predominant concept is the concept of dialectic truth. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of modernism to read and modify class. Many desituationisms concerning the role of the participant as poet exist. If one examines prematerial Marxism, one is faced with a choice: either accept modernism or conclude that the task of the participant is deconstruction, given that prematerial Marxism is invalid....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Unknown

- With the naming of Lou Gerstner as its new CEO (and the retirement of John Akers on May 7), IBM now has a chance to change both its own organizational structure and goals and, at the same time, the future shape of the computer industry. Nearly every computer publication has polled its readers asking such questions as "Do you think IBM can succeed at changing, Do you think Lou Gerstner is the right man to lead a turnaround at IBM," and "Do you care?" Reactions to such early pulse taking are mixed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism In The Works Of Spelling

- Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism in the works of Spelling 1. Spelling and Derridaist reading "Society is fundamentally meaningless," says Sartre. Many narratives concerning the role of the participant as poet may be discovered. But Foucault uses the term 'constructivism' to denote the futility, and some would say the failure, of dialectic art. The subject is contextualised into a postcapitalist textual theory that includes culture as a paradox. However, Sartre's analysis of constructivism implies that class has significance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Deconstructing the Map: The JB Harley Theory

- Historical geographer JB Harley wrote an essay on Map Deconstruction in 1989, in which Harley argues that a map is more than just a geographical representation of an area, his theory is that we need to look at a map not just as a geographical image but in its entire context. Harley points out that by an examination of the social structures that have influenced map making, that we may gain more knowledge about the world. The maps social construction is made from debate about what it should show....   [tags: Rules, Ethnicity]

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A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

- A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty     In the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” we see the main character as a rejected misfit in society.  He is often unaware of the world around him and reacts in what others would call a negative way to those situations he actually responds to.  However, close examination of the text used by James Thurber to portray him prompts a need to deconstruct the character Walter Mitty.  In doing so, we find that, far from being a misfit, he is actually the one member of society that is truly sound....   [tags: Secret Life of Walter Mitty Essays]

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Social Experience and the Constructed Self

- Social Experience and the Constructed Self In the last few decades, our culture has adopted postmodernism as the predominant model of thought, as opposed to the modernist philosophy previously held. It is important that we understand both of these theories in order to fully understand the way that technology is shaping our thinking and our identities as individuals. Stephen Frosh, in his article “Social Experience and the Constructed Self,” explains each of these philosophies in terms of their definitions of individualism in “a world like this” (273)....   [tags: Stephen Frosh Postmodernism Essays]

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The Intercultural Nature Of Gender Boundaries

- Because school is where students learn about culture, it follows that the activities therein should contribute to the understanding of their culture, as well as the culture of others, preparing them for a pluralistic world (Quebec Education, 2001, Section 1.2). This makes the project in question all the more relevant as it does the aforementioned. Additionally, by concentrating on gender norms, the project has the ability, and will to expose the intercultural nature of gender boundaries, how stereotypical images of gender pervade the world as a whole (Schieffelin, & Ochs, 1986)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Heteronormativity]

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A New Historical Reading of Billy Budd

- New Historicism is heavily indebted to deconstruction. One of the most brilliant readings of Billy Budd along these lines is Brook Thomas's reading in Cross Examination of Law and Literature. As its name implies, New Historicism combines an analysis of literary works with whatever historical backdrop is deemed relevant or important to our understanding. The "new" in this historicism has to do, among other things, with the recognition that history (or reality) is itself a kind of construct (or fiction, if you will, in the sense of something made rather than merely stumbled upon by humanity)....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive Theory and Precapitalist Narrative

- The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive theory and precapitalist narrative 1. Gibson and neotextual discourse If one examines deconstructive theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept precapitalist narrative or conclude that the media is fundamentally meaningless. It could be said that the subject is contextualised into a capitalist libertarianism that includes reality as a whole. Porter[1] states that we have to choose between deconstructive theory and Sartreist existentialism. "Society is a legal fiction," says Baudrillard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Understanding Wolff’s Analysis of Chopin’s The Awakening

- Understanding Wolff’s Analysis of Chopin’s The Awakening “Un-Utterable Longing” analyzes The Awakening from the diverse, yet overlapping perspectives of deconstruction, feminist/gender theory, new historicism, and psychoanalytic criticism. Much like Yaeger and Treichler, Wolff attributes Edna’s struggle and eventual demise to her failed search for a language that voices her (un)womanly desires. Wolff first adopts the new historicist viewpoint to situate Edna as a 19th-century southern woman, presenting a very real conflict between: the dominating values of her time and place; and her own innermost passions and needs....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

- In the novel Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, he illustrates how bloody and gruesome the expansion to the west really was. Deconstruction is defined as “a critique of the hierarchical oppositions that have structured western thought: inside/outside, mind/body, literal/metaphorical, speech/writing, presence/absence, nature/culture, form/meaning” (Culler 126). The author uses deconstruction so that the reader can see how dark the movement to the west was. As previously mentioned, deconstruction of a culture can take place in one’s mind, and by reading this book, the reader’s thoughts on American westward expansion changes because of the dark elements the author uses in his book....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]

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Political Correctness And The American Dream

- Hypothesis: This paper seeks to discover if, political correctness has introduced social deconstruction to Merton’s unifying idea of social institutions like the American Dream and if the theory’s assumptions on criminal deviance are still applicable to this new model of social discourse. Literature Review Merton (1938) described deviance in terms of goals and means as part of his strain/anomie theory (Merton, 1938). Where Durkheim states that anomie is the confounding of social norms, Merton believes that anomie is the state in which social goals and the legitimate means to achieve them do not correspond (Taylor, Walton, & Young, 1974)....   [tags: Sociology, Anomie, Criminology, Longitudinal study]

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Deconstructing the clock

- Summary Ever since the dawn of civilization we have observed time by its natural occurrence and we also relied on man made primitive tools to measure time. In the beginning, time has always been a natural event, for example, sunrise to sunset but men’s earlier primitive tools to measure time were inaccurate and were only an approximate indicator, hence often unreliable such as the hour glass. We became enslaved by the concept of time; our society is controlled by this mechanical device which dictates our schedule accordingly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Wake Of The 2016 General Election

- In the wake of the 2016 general election, Michael Lind published a piece on The Smart Set entitled: Can Electoral Reform Save America. This piece centered around a single question on the ballot of a single state, question 5 in Maine, and the impact on electoral reform it could have for the country according to Lind. Using deconstruction, Lind analyzes the idea of a Ranked Choice polling system, rather than the first-past-the-post system that is currently in place in the United States. His allusions to the past as well as separate government entities globally, as well as a deconstruction of both polling systems and the impact they have (or could have) allows the reader to absorb information a...   [tags: Voting system, Voting, Plurality voting system]

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

- Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a short story written during the nineteenth century that took place during the Modernist Era. The novella was not meant to be published because Franz Kafka specifically told his close friend that he wants his work to be burned. When Kafka suffered from tuberculosis and passed away, his close friend, Max Brod reviewed his work. He thought Kafka's work was brilliant and decided to published his work. Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a vermin has shown the lost of humanity in which it will show the similarity between the main character and the narrator as well as the impact Gregor Samsa’s loved ones have on him....   [tags: modernist era, gregor, deconstruction]

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The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author

- The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author Like the book, a song's qualities change as it is presented on the Internet -- instead of being a tangible object, in cyberspace the song is much like McLuhan's electric light. Part of what helped recorded music parallel the book was the shared tangibility of their formats; compact discs, like bound books, can be held in hand. Without a tangible object to attach the concept of copyright, music becomes pure content, and shapeless, difficult to control....   [tags: Internet Laws Essays]

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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

- Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays]

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Should the United States Get Involved in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict?

- Role of The U.S The United States became the superpower it is today through the ideal of manifest destiny. The aspect of controlling each coastline gave the U.S great control over North America. The U.S was in a great position to extend that power outward. However, instead of focusing on territorial acquisitions, The U.S instead concerned themselves with the deconstruction of imperialist structured nations. The Acquisition of new land in North America, and the willingness to step in militarily in foreign affairs made the U.S a juggernaut in the eyes of the other nations....   [tags: foreign policy, international relations]

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The True Merchandise for Sony ericsson´s Cybershot Phone

- ... The marketing director, David Hilton, chose to represent Sony Ericsson’s newest addition with a photograph of a nearly exposed woman possessing the phone close to her body. The model’s eyes hidden and lips perked. From the images presented, this ad suggests that by discovering this phone popularity amongst women is created. The advertisement states “This whole page was shot on the mobile itself.” One may interpret this as a metaphor for woman willing to be photographed nearly naked using this phone....   [tags: media, message, power, factors]

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Gender Roles in Today’s Media: Deconstructing Barbie Disproportion

- For my final media report I chose to talk about the identity between men and women in today’s media; specifically African Americans. I have chosen to speak directly on how women are exploited in advertisements and the music industry itself and how men are looked at as the ones who hold power. My questions for my research that I wanted to further answer were what does the actual woman look like in the eyes of the media. Does this affect women in the real world. Why is it that the smallest things have the biggest impact....   [tags: body image, women, advertisement]

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Simplicity in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is a regarded as one of Robert Frost’s best pieces of work. However at a first glance, one typically overlooks the poetic finery of Robert Frost’s work. He embeds ambiguous meanings that allow the reader to take a dual interpretation of the text. The iambic tetrameter along with the simplicity of the poem conceals the actual meaningfulness. While creating a deeper meaning Frost also provides a perspective that gives off a remote and solitude feeling. The poem highlights the evening of a man who pauses to take a look at the beautiful scenery lying ahead of his long journey....   [tags: poem, struggles, stanza, life]

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Alain Robbe-Grillet and The Secret Room

- Alain Robbe-Grillet and The Secret Room On page 2032 of the class’s anthology, there is a work by Alain Robbe-Grillet entitled “The Secret Room”. What interests me about this work is that I thought that this topic or story is deep and hard to get the idea. So, I wanted to know about Alain Robbe-Grillet and wanted to get the idea. In this connection, the question that I want to research is who Alain Robbe-Grillet is and what is this story about. First of all, Robbe-grillet, he was born in Brittany, France, where was the place for scientists and engineers....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Carl Sagan And Swifts "A Modest Proposal"

- "Carl Sagan would be pleased. It is his The Demon-Haunted World that opens with a story concerning a taxi driver: The driver, once realizing it is Carl Sagan, “that scientist guy,” in his cab’s backseat, proceeds to bombard Sagan with questions about truly scientific issues in the vein of “channeling,” “Nostradamus, astrology, the shroud of Turin.” And the driver presents each of these subjects “with a buoyant enthusiasm.” Yet Sagan disappoints him. With a list of facts, Sagan tells the man why there is a 99% chance each of his pseudoscientific theses are not true or why sometimes there is just a much simpler explanation which Occam’s Razor dictates we take....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Segregation and Stereotype,Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer

- Although President Obama seeks to increase federal employment of disabled workers, critics have accused the president of discriminatory and ineffective policies. In particular, an editorial in The Washington Times claims that President Obama’s Executive Order 13548 and the Justice Department’s employment policies recruit disabled workers by excluding other qualified individuals. However, the editorial justifies this rationale with stereotypes of the disabled as inferior workers who enjoy special privileges....   [tags: obama, executive order 13548]

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National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity and Justice in Bosnia

- David Campbell’s book National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity and Justice in Bosnia is concerned with the conflict in Bosnia, and how constructions of identity affected the reporting and resolution of conflict. The idea of National Deconstruction here not only refers to the deconstruction of Yugoslavia as a state, but primarily to deconstruction: the philosophical school of thought, originally described by Derrida. Campbell applies deconstruction to identity politics, whereby thinking in this way is to see identity as being ‘the effect of a contingent set of relations’ [20]....   [tags: David Campbell, Literay Analysis]

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A Scholarly Engagement With Ghosts

- Although ghosts tend to be place-bound and tied up with houses and the “homely,” they are not to be domesticated. They are uncanny because they represent the opposite of the neat and bounded safety of home. They transgress the borders of space and time, as they are not so much anachronistic, but rather, chronologically displaced, calling into question attempts at chronology and border”-enforcement in general. Derrida’s Spectres of Marx (1994) that focused on the question of time, called for a scholarly engagement with ghosts; his conception of hauntology as part and parcel of deconstruction, underlined the capacity of ghosts to disrupt linear chronology, hence, disrupting the notion of ethno...   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Jacques Derrida]

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Lifting the Veil: The Deconstruction of Gender and Sexuality within Relationships in Pride and Prejudice

- Pride and Prejudice is about a strong, nature-loving woman named Elizabeth Bennet whose relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, her equal, is challenged by her prejudices towards him and societal prejudices towards their relationship due to their differences in economic class. In the Victorian era, gender roles were presumed. A man was assumed to be strong, intelligent, reasonable, aggressive, while a woman was assumed to be emotional, timid, and weak. This essay will explore the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, which are defined as: “… the psychological traits and characteristics of, as well as the activities appropriate to, men or women” (Brannon) in Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Hamlet using a deconstructive and Marxist view

- Hamlet by William Shakespeare is one of the most complex plays in the English language. By approaching Hamlet from different perspectives, one can come to realize the subtle meanings interworked with this entertaining play. Two such perspectives are the Marxist view and the deconstructionist view. Marxism refers to the plays social impact and ability to undercut the foundations of government; deconstructionism attempts to show the inability of language to support the intricacies of human life. Hamlet is the tale of Denmark’s royalty and the “tragedy” that struck the Prince of Denmark, the play’s namesake, Hamlet....   [tags: Critical Approach, Shakespeare]

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West Egg and East Egg Are Not as Different as They Appear

- “Two unusual formations of land,” located not far from the bustling city of New York, “identical in contour” and yet differing in apparently all other aspects, provide the main setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby (4). On one side lies West Egg, the garish center for the newly rich, teeming with low-lifes and criminals. Across the bay lies East Egg, the more “fashionable” home of the idle rich, where the wealthy elite live in carefree luxury, safe from scandal and worry (5)....   [tags: Deconstructing The Great Gatsby]

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The Supreme Court Vs. Salazar V. Buono Case

- The Supreme Court was faced with a unique paradox during the case Salazar V. Buono; in which their ruling had to coincide with the establishment clause in the first amendment, while avoiding the dissenting opinions of thousands of veterans and their families they threatened to insult with their decision. In 1934, the VFW commissioned a white cross to be constructed on an outcropping known as Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve. In 1999, the plaintiff, Frank Buono, requested for the NPS to tear down the cross on the grounds that it was in severe violation of the Establishment Clause....   [tags: Supreme Court, Case]

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A Reflection on My Writing

- A Reflection on My Writing The journey through language and literature has always been an intriguing one for me. It is for this reason that I chose English as my major. It seems that every teacher or professor that I have had, has always been able to pinpoint one specific element in my writing that I need to work on. This has not been a negative thing by any stretch, because with each passing semester there is an element of my literature that will be perfected for the next. This is the wonder that is English, and the reason for my passion in this subject area....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Writing Essays]

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Art - A Culturally Constructed Myth

- Art - A Culturally Constructed Myth The development of semiotics in the 20th century revealed much about ideology in mass culture. Structuralist Roland Barthes' texts on the matter are very much products of their times, yet many still have a troubling modern-day relevance. Barthes' Mythologies demonstrates the possibilty to find meaning through the 'trivia' of everyday life. He claims to want to challenge the 'innoncence' and 'naturalness' of cultural texts and practices, as they are capable of producing a multitude of supplementary meanings, or 'connotations'....   [tags: American Culture Essays]

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Evolution And Creation Of Evolution

- Evolution and Creation The scientific theory of evolution is fairly young compared to the religious belief of creationism. Before Charles Darwin, evolution was a blasphemous idea, while the belief that a god who is creator of everything was widely accepted. But ever since Darwin introduced his theory of evolution a century-and-a-half ago, there has been an ongoing debate about the theory versus creationism [Sober, 2013, pg: 68]. It’s undeniable that evolution occurs on some level with small adaptations, such as stronger limbs [Sober, 2013, pg: 69]....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Intelligent design]

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Deconstructing Jennifer Juhler ( 9 50 ) From The Mirrors Of Privilege : Making Whiteness Visible Video

- In this critical analysis paper I will be deconstructing Jennifer Juhler (9:50) from the Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible video. Juhler describes an instance from her childhood where her best friend, a Chinese-American girl, is tormented and embarrassed by a theater teacher. In the scene Juhler’s friend, amongst others, is cast as a Pacific Islander extra. The teacher then asks her to say her lines in an accent; however, when the teacher shows her how she wants her to speak, she does so in a way that mocks her and makes her sound uneducated and silly....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Sociology]

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Zadie Smith's White Teeth

- Zadie Smith's White Teeth Zadie Smith’s novel, White Teeth, is chock full of potential deconstruction ideas; however, an exciting scene to deconstruct is in “The Final Space” chapter when the Iqbals and the Jones are on the public bus heading towards the FutureMouse exhibit. The most obvious binary opposite is that of parent or adult and child. Adults are without doubt the privileged binary. They signify knowledge, wisdom, teaching, and training of young ones along with patience and selflessness, and are allowed to use bad words without penalty....   [tags: Zadie Smith White Teeth Essays]

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The Farewell Discourse of Jesus

- ... The lens through which the writer of John’s gospel view the ministry of Jesus is different from that of the synoptic writers. The Johannine gospel is written in two sections, the public ministry of Jesus begin in chapter one and conclude in chapter 12. However, the private ministry to his followers begin in chapter 13 and conclude in chapter 17. Dualistic tension in John’s gospel, is both external, as well as, internal, nevertheless, Jesus’ concern is primarily focus on the internal conflict within his group of followers....   [tags: messiah, prophets, followers, theme, love]

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The Future Of The Army Engineer

- The Future of the Army Engineer The events of September 11, 2001 fundamentally changed the landscape of the United States Army. Among all the branches the Army Corp of Engineers has seen the biggest changes to its mission set. The engineer mission of providing mobility, counter mobility, and survivability to the maneuver commander transformed into a pure route clearance mission as the improvised explosive device threat in Iraq and Afghanistan became more pronounced. There is a need within the engineer community to shift back into pre 9/11 mission focus and reteach the fundamental skills....   [tags: United States Army, Military]

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Comparing the Range of Product and Charity Advertising

- Comparing the Range of Product and Charity Advertising Usually only multi-million pound businesses advertise, because they can afford to. Companies like Coca Cola and charities like Oxfam have large budgets assigned purely to advertising. Advertising has a dichotomy, which means it has two sides. Either the promotion of a product, to increase profits or raising awareness about a charity or an issue, to increase donations or to be informative. There are many ways of advertising, such as: Television, radio, cinema, magazines, billboards, taxis, buses, underground, etc....   [tags: Papers]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a late nineteenth-century Victorian work that highlights the oppressive state of women. Chopin’s text describes the emotional journey of Louise Mallard upon discovering the death of her husband. Through the uses of streams of consciousness, she reveals her inner thoughts about her new-found freedom as a widow. She discovers that her husband is alive, and she dies from a heart attack. Thus, Chopin uses her text to suggest a need for a critical assessment of the roles of women in society....   [tags: Gender role, Sociology, Victorian era, Gender]

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Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature

- Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature Two stories were recently told to me, independently of one another, and although I was struck by each, it was a third story that emerged from the collision of the first two that most challenged me. The first story is about the violence of literature: "That's my current definition of literature: a cataclysmic event, one that disrupts what we think we so-settle-edly-know..." (Dalke). The second story is a definition of violence that I heard used in the context of a conversation about racism....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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A Deconstructionist Perspective of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders

- A Deconstructionist Perspective of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders The unseen layers present in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders make it possible for the reader to develop differing interpretations of the novel. The ambiguity of the text is recognized within the deconstructionist approach to literature. Deconstruction allows the reader to focus on particular elements in the text that divulge the underlying themes. In focusing on two key scenes in The Outsiders, deconstruction explains how Hinton's use of these scenes gives the reader insight into two opposing themes within the text....   [tags: Outsiders]

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Masculinity, By Michael Kimmel, And `` Boys Will Be Boys : Deconstructing Masculinity And Manhood At Dartmouth

- In the United States, there are many problems that stem from one seemingly small problem; masculinity. In our country, and many others, men are expected to behave a certain way or they are considered invalid to their gender. The reason masculinity is toxic is because it leads to higher levels of violence and sexual assault. As a society, we need to redefine what masculinity means and how we can change it so it will be a positive thing in our country opposed to a negative thing. Michael Kimmel is a renowned sociologist who is knowledgeable in gender studies....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Man, Femininity]

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Bullying Laws Vs. States That Have Infidelity Laws

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Globalization : A Strong Facet Of Globalization And International Integration

- A strong facet of globalization and international integration in general is the idea behind economic vitality being spread to undeveloped parts of the world. Most striking and most intriguing about this interconnection of economies at the international level, is its function as an autonomous force. Globalization is seemingly uncontainable—as reflected in the blurring of country borders for trade purposes—even by geographic location. In other words, free trade exemplifies globalization’s ability to convert what was traditionally a very complicated or complicated process into something that occurs within seconds now....   [tags: Globalization, Economics, International trade]

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John Gardner and The Art of Fiction

- John Gardner and The Art of Fiction After reading The Art of Fiction by John Gardner, I am definitely more knowledgeable on the topic of writing fiction than I was before. The first sentence of this book reads, "This is a book designed to teach the serious beginning writer the art of fiction" (ix). I believe it does just that and perhaps much more. The book is divided into two main sections: "notes on literary-aesthetic theory" and "notes on the fictional process." This allows the reader to hear commentary on two very different views of fiction, thus giving the aspiring writer a well-rounded understanding of the subject....   [tags: The Art of Fiction]

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Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath

- Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath In response to the factional society of the Weimar Republic, Nazism endeavored to create a new, more-unified society; an ideal national community, populated by an ethnically and culturally homogenous citizenry dogmatically obedient to the theories, laws, and policies of the central governing apparatus (the Nazi Hierarchy and ultimately Hitler). To attain its aims, Nazism employed a variety of tactics: laws were enacted to ethnically purify the population (e.g., the 1935 Nuremberg Laws), sentiments were propagated with the intention of uniting the population behind its leadership (i.e., th...   [tags: Elwira Bauer Nazi Jews Grim Children Essays]

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Deconstruction and the Concept of Creation

- One of the first things that has always caught my attention with the concepts of Deconstruction has to do with the representation of reality and truth through language. Since we learned via Saussere's structuralist linguistics that the word as we know it is arbitrary and dependent on signification for meaning, how can we be assured that the signification and contexts we are using are the right ones to convey reality. The readings this week of Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Culler, and others shed light upon how the process of deconstruction works to identify the structural assumptions we make when deriving meaning, and how those can be exposed through the deconstructive process to critically exam...   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Analysis of Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

- Yann Martel, in his novel Life of Pi (2001) argues that fear is the only enemy of life because it paralyzes the body from taking action and inhibits one’s ability to defend oneself. The action of Martel’s novel is set in 1977 in the middle of the ocean, where Pi Patel is stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for 227 days before being rescued. The purpose in writing Life of Pi was to put a man’s unbelievable journey on paper in order to imply that hope, trust and faith will grant someone the will to live....   [tags: archetypal, psychological, Marxist, deconstruction]

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Deconstruction of the Theory of White Supremacy in Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Deconstruction of the Theory of White Supremacy in Uncle Tom's Cabin In the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe unmasks the unjust and unfair treatment of blacks by whites during the time in which she lived. Stowe goes on to criticize American slave owners for their irrational justifications of slavery. They use racial superiority and sub-human categorization of blacks as means of justifying slavery. She deconstructs the theory of white supremacy in her emotional and thought provoking novel....   [tags: Uncle Tom's Cabin Essays]

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Daisy Buchanan: A Woman as Roaring as the Twenties

- Rosie the Riveter, star of the American World War II poster who sports the iconic workers’ jumpsuit and red bandanna, was a symbol for modern, emancipated women in the 1950s, before becoming a mere representation of vintage artwork. The independence that this character models is represented by Scott Fitzgerald’s Daisy, in The Great Gatsby, who at first glance seems to oppose this. Her innocence and purity, however, can be easily deconstructed, because she both supports the traditional image of women, and challenges it, fitting perfectly into the context of ideological transformation of the 1920s....   [tags: Keats, Fitzgerald, icons]

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