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Mary Shelley and Flannery O’Connor: Gothic Isolationists

- Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines fiction, horror and Romanticism with a particular focus on the mysterious and supernatural aspects. Gothic fiction originated in England during the latter half of the 18th century. This distinctive genre of literature soon developed into a 19th century phenomenon. The success of this dominant genre in England is frequently attributed to Mary Shelley. Despite its recent success, gothic fiction ceased to be a dominant genre by the Victorian Era....   [tags: Fiction, Horror, Romanticism, Literature]

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Resisting Violence and Suffering Concealed by Corruption

- ... Isolation causes many affects like problem in interacting with people, trusting people, despair and hallucinations. As isolation comes in many forms, the effect varies from person to person. Forced isolation is the isolation that is involuntary, or against the will. Isolation in which an individual alienates himself or herself is considered self-inflicted. Both of these types have similar effects on an individual’s social growth. Social isolation, as opposed to forced or self-inflicted isolation, has the most detrimental effect on an individual’s mental growth and understanding of illusion versus reality as it deprives the individual of the necessary factors like laws and ethics that sha...   [tags: system, tragedy, power, government]

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The Brown Principle Of The United States

- Confined in application to by right (legitimately forced) isolation, the Brown principle was connected for the most part to Southern educational systems. After solid resistance, which prompted such occurrences as the 1957 Little Rock, Ark., school emergency, combination spread gradually over the South, under court orders and the risk of loss of government assets for rebelliousness. The Brown choice gave enormous driving force to the social equality development of the 1950s and 1960s, and rushed mix out in the open offices and facilities....   [tags: Brown v. Board of Education]

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Social And Parasocial Relationships With Social Relationships

- In “Social and Parasocial Relationships on Social Network Sites and Their Differential Relationships with Users’ Psychological Well-Being”, the authors examine the relationship of social and parasocial relationships with social isolation. Social relationships are mutual between the two people while parasocial relationships are one way (a person following an actor on twitter). The authors gave out a survey to people in Korea. Their results found that “users’ loneliness is positively related with dependency on parasocial relationship” while users involved with social relationships had a decrease in loneliness....   [tags: Sociology, Social psychology]

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Staying Socially Active In Old Age

- It is common knowledge in the present time that as we age we should strive to keep our body and mind active; however, recent research shows that it is also very important to remain socially active as well. Isolation and loneliness are an ever increasing reality for older adults as they lose friends and family either to illness or by simply drifting apart. Other difficulties such as hearing loss and increased fatigue make it more difficult to get around as easily as it may have been in youth which can also lead to isolation....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Identity Issues For Women 's Identity

- Identity issues for women Identity is one of the most controversial topics to discuss. Not only can someone’s identity take years to find but it can also be easily manipulated. Gender differences has been discussed several times when dealing with identity issues. According to Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory, he states the approximate age to be facing the Identity vs. Role Confusion stage starts from thirteen years old and ending at twenty one years old. Although finding one’s identity could occur at any point in time, it really comes to play during the Intimacy vs....   [tags: Developmental psychology]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Doris Lessing

- Depression is an illness oftentimes misunderstood by the individual and their family. One symptom of depression is isolation and in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Doris Lessing’s short story, “To Room Nineteen,” the protagonists feel trapped and unfulfilled in their ordinary lives causing them to become depressed. The battle both these characters undergo reveal many compelling similarities, despite the origin and breaking points of their disturbing thoughts and actions....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Franz Kafka 's The Metamorphosis

- Throughout Franz Kafka’s novel The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa suffers through constant isolation from his peers, family and most devastatingly, his dreams for his future. Being the dutiful son that Gregor was, he sacrifices his freedom in life to pay off his family 's debt and with that burden unfortunately becomes the financial head of household. This role as breadwinner results in Gregor’s isolation as he spends long hours working as a traveling salesman. Not only is he required to work constantly but the demands of his family weigh on his shoulders as well....   [tags: The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, Psychology]

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Comparing The Yellow Wallpaper And A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- “To jump out of the window would be admirable exercise, but the bars are too strong even to try,” (Gilman). There are an extraordinary amount of stories written about women that go insane for certain reasons. Two of those stories are, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. Both stories are about women who are driven insane by situations that are happening in their lives; both women turn to isolation for different reasonings. Both A Rose for Emily by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner show similarities and differences with dysfunctional lives....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Boar’s Head Scene from Golding’s Lord of the Flies and the Grove Scene from Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

- Mankind is a species, a timeline, and even an idea. Many over the years have tried to put a direct definition to mankind, and they don’t get very far. It is impossible to cram the essence of human beings into one sentence. There are so many different elements that go into being human that are different for every person on earth. One thing is for sure: there is a series of actions that each person will take, or a series of events that will encompass each person’s life that are similar throughout humanity....   [tags: human condition, control]

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Perceptions of the World in Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

- Psychoneurosis Leading to Isolation in “Winesburg, Ohio” There are people who do not wish to communicate with those around them, or simply do not feel they can. In the novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, every character visited has their own perception of the world around them, and what life should be like which is often a far from the truth. Their psychoneurosis is brought about because of the isolation in the small town. Psychoneurosis is a functional disorder where feelings of apprehension, OCD, and complaints of the physique without sign of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality....   [tags: psychoneurosis, inner self]

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Mary Shelley and Flannery O’Connor: Gothic Isolationists

- Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines fiction, horror and Romanticism with a particular focus on the mysterious and supernatural aspects. Gothic fiction originated in England during the latter half of the 18th century. This distinctive genre of literature soon developed into a 19th century phenomenon. The success of this dominant genre in England is frequently attributed to Mary Shelley. Despite its success during this time period, gothic fiction ceased to be a dominant genre by the Victorian Era....   [tags: southern ghotic literature]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Puritan societies were based upon religion and righteous doings, the judgment of the sin adultery, committed in Nathaniel Hawthone’s The Scarlet Letter, would be one that would have a punishment of death. Hester Prynne, in the beginning of the story, stands on trial with the letter A on her chest and her baby, Pearl, in her arm waiting to be publicly viewed and forced into total isolation. Married to Roger Chillingsworth, Hester commits this sin with no one other than the Reverend Dimmesdale, the most looked upon person in the society; although the society does not know Dimmesdale as the father....   [tags: Summary, Exclusion, Penance]

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Coronary Artery Disease and Social Media

- The other important health problem he discussed is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). In his discussion he revealed that people with occasional social interaction exhibited to have significantly narrower arteries than those with a frequent social interaction. To defend his argument Aric Sigman describe the The Negative Effects of Social Medias Problem We have seen many advances in communication technology. In the 21st century the dominant part of communication technology is the social media....   [tags: unhealthy habits and health]

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The American Dream By Arthur Miller

- America is one of the few countries in the world where the dreams of all are set high on a pedestal. In America, people fall in love with the dream that if a worker strives enough, they can work their way from the bottom to the pinnacle of success. However, in order to reach their pinnacle of success, people tend to make sacrifices that can be detrimental to their well-being. Studies suggest that one must have social interactions in order to exist as a normal human being. Mankind was not created to live alone, but to depend on others....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The Myth of Equal Education

- America is often enamored of itself as the champion of equality in every aspect of its society; however, this is often not the case. This is true in every aspect of life, but is very evident specifically in the American education system. Although America claims to give an equal education to all, regardless of any external factors, economic class often plays a role in what type and how good of an education a student may receive. Since education is the basis for future success, this inequity resulting from socioeconomic status implies that this is where inequality in everyday life starts, and that the system generates this inequality....   [tags: Education ]

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Metamorphosis and Heart of Darkness

- It is said no man is an island, no man stands alone. True human existence can not prevail positively or productively without the dynamics of society. In many ways society has put restrictions on man, and has held him back from his surroundings. It can also be said that in today’s society is blinded by the fantasies and stereotypes that surround them. Therefore man remains confined to realms of the world, which in turns cripples humanity. This society has placed man in his own bubble and left him to suffer, and to die if he does not measure up to the prevailing social standings....   [tags: Metamorphosis, Heart of Darkness]

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The Home By William Faulkner

- What is the meaning of the home. In most works of literature, the home is a symbol associated with comfort, family, and happiness. However, in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, the home takes on a different meaning than in most literary works. In the novel, the home is actually used as a symbol for isolation and hostility. This is not only apparent in descriptions of Thomas Sutpen’s home, where most of the negativity in the novel is cultivated, but the motif of isolation is present in descriptions of Miss Rosa Coldfield’s home as well....   [tags: William Faulkner, Novel, Absalom, Absalom!]

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Getting Away From it All

- Getting Away From it All How many times does one hear others say, "I just need to get away from it all?" This phrase is one of great importance to most human beings. What is it saying. It is conveying a desire for privacy, isolation, and possibly quiet solitude. Anne LaBastille (1992) explains that, "Solitude and silence are positive, precious life forces which every human needs and has the birthright to enjoy" (p. 6). Where does this personal desire for isolation come from. It could range from any one of the common pressures of everyday life, stress from work, daily responsibilities, social pressures, weather; basically any kind of stressor that one experiences....   [tags: Papers]

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Techniques for Successful Stories

- When writing fictional stories authors often use a variety of writing strategies such as a theme, point of view of the narrator, and symbols to effectively communicate their personal ideas throughout their stories. These various techniques are believed to make writers work successful and without them, their stories would be incomplete. Without a main idea or underlying meaning of the literary work, also known as the theme, there would be no true meaning to a story (Dixson). A theme is the main purpose and is what makes a true story successful....   [tags: Fiction, Themes, Symbolism, Perspective]

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Orchid's Methods of Deception

- ... There is evidence that suggests that this type of pollination was either ancestral in orchids or it evolved early in them. Whether an orchid uses reward pollination or deceptive pollination mating systems are going to be affected. While autogamy is used more often than not, orchids prefer outcrossing. Outcrossing is promoted by pollinarium bending. Pollinarium bending helps to reduce autogamy and avoids geitonogamous pollination. Pollinarium bending occurs more quickly in deceptive orchids because once a pollinator knows there is not a reward it quickly leaves....   [tags: pollination, food, sexual]

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Molecular Genetic Testing and Risk Assessment of Releasing Nonpathogenic Fusarium Oxysporum

- Background work and knowledge 1. Introduction Fusarium oxysporum is a host specific soilborne fungi, it attacks many important crops, vegetables and fuits, for example: melon, tomato, cucumber etc. and causes vascular wilt diseases, crown and root rots, wilt disease (Kaur, 2010). Nonpathogenic F. oxysporum is a strain of F. oxysporum which does not attack plants in the soil. These nonpathogenic strains play an important role is supressing F. oxysporum, therefore it is an effective biocontrol agent of F....   [tags: fungi, biocontrol, research]

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Lennie and George Relationship in Steinbeck's Novel

- In this chapter of the novel, Steinbeck uses a lot of visual elements, strong dialect, symbolism, tone and theme. Much of these elements are shown right from the beginning of the chapter when the two men, Lennie and George arrive at the bunk house. Right from the first sentence, the tone and imagery is already set off by introducing the “walls [being] whitewashed and the floor unpainted.(p17)” In addition, he also introduces the bunks, also re-enforcing the tone since the bunks are described as “…burlap sack of straw that was a mattress.(p18)” At this point, George is realizing that not only does he have challenges by dealing with George, but he also has to live in this environ...   [tags: relationship, steinbeck,]

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The Many Themes in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- The Many Themes in Winesburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio is a compilation of short tales written by Sherwood Anderson and published as a whole in 1919. The short tales formulate the common themes for the novel as follows: isolation and loneliness, discovery, inhibition, and cultural failure. In order to examine these themes, Anderson's history must be understood and examined to provide illumination upon why Anderson came to such beliefs about human life. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]

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Society 's Influence On Older Individuals And Their Experiences Of Aging

- Communities can significantly impact older individuals and their experiences of aging. The manner in which older individuals are treated throughout the world is an excellent example of this. No one culture is the same, but they all have a unique way of impacting the aging individuals that are a part of them. These ways of acting and interacting with older adults are influenced by society’s beliefs towards these aging individuals in regards to isolation, which in reality, can be quite similar cross-culturally....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing, Retirement]

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Analysis Of `` Brave New World `` By Aldous Huxley

- Mediation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg once said, “if you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” Fear, isolation and loneliness are common feelings faced by many people everyday, and feelings frequently present in the following compared novels. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, share many unique and interesting similarities. Both literary works share similar themes such as isolation from society, lose or unknown identity, and the misuse of technology and science....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Science fiction]

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Solitary Confinement : An Controversial Forms Of Governmental Punishment

- Solitary confinement ranks as one of the most controversial forms of governmental punishment. The controversy regards the constitutionality, or in other terms the humaneness of prolonged isolation. The justice system regards prisoners who are assigned solitary confinement as potentially too dangerous to be permitted any form of interaction with other inmates or prison guards. Solitary confinement is the isolation of a prisoner in a small, artificially lit cell that is generally about eight by four feet in dimension....   [tags: Prison, Solitary confinement]

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Old English Poetry The Heroic And The Christian Works

- Anglo-Saxon literature has some of the most renowned stories within its walls. “The Anglo-Saxon period lasted for 600 years, from c.410 to c.1066” (BBC). Their literary writings in Old English were composed somewhere between c.650 and c.1100. There are two common types of old English poetry the heroic and the Christian works. A common theme throughout all types of the Anglo-Saxon works is isolation some of which are The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and Beowulf. In the literary work “The Seafarer” remoteness shapes the mood of the story....   [tags: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxons, Old English]

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Analysis Of ' Ethan Frome ' By Edith Wharton

- Finding himself in a small New England town of Starkfield during the winter, the narrator sets out to learn about the life of a mysterious local named Ethan Frome. Ethan Frome is a novel written by Edith Wharton, her writing style is characterized as simple and retrained, lives led by her main characters, is deceptive. Throughout the novel, Wharton builds up patterns of imagery, patterns of behavior and specially charged works. All of which serve a definite style and structure purpose. Her attention to minor details and her use of structure to relay Ethan’s complicated and tragic life story to readers enables her to portray her characters as victims of the rules of society while dealing with...   [tags: Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton, Winter]

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The Warrior Society : Joining The Military

- The Warrior Society Joining the military is not just a job or a path to a career, but a life style that requires dedication. The life style of a service member is not easy and is made up of many different characteristics which is known as the warrior society. Authoritarian structure, isolation and alienation, class system, parent absence, importance of mission, and preparation for disaster: war make up the culture aspects of the warrior society and will be discussed in further detail (Hall, 2008)....   [tags: Family, Extended family, Nuclear family]

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A Reading From An Old History Textbook

- To begin this class, a reading from an old history textbook was presented. In the reading, the author, Professor Stromberg presents his idea of teaching history in isolated regions as the best way to get the message of world history across. In response to this, as a history student, and a student taught in a different manner, I believe this is incorrect. The first reason Stromberg’s ideas about teaching history in isolation are wrong is because history taught in isolation provides events in a way of illogical chronology, this is not to say that the events throughout history aren’t taught in order of occurrence, but rather when taught in isolation the order of occurrences does not make sense,...   [tags: World War II, World War I, Western Europe]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Throughout Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, there is a reoccurring theme of confinement and being over powered. The short story not only reflects Gilman’s life and struggles with mental illness, but also of having poor treatment and support from her spouse. The narrator and main character suffers through a mental illness that is only made worse from the isolation and lack of support. Gilman was using this story to voice her ideas of the importance of better treatment for the ill....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

- People crave interaction with others to give life a meaning. The necessity of companionship can be observed in John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. It is the story of two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, and their rough experience on a ranch right outside of Soledad, California. George and Lennie travel together and depend on each other, which is unheard of when it comes to migrant workers during the Great Depression. Everyone they come into contact with on the ranch feels a sense of isolation from the other workers as well as from society....   [tags: Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Doris Lessing

- Depression is an illness often misunderstood by the individual and their family. One symptom of depression is isolation and in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Doris Lessing’s short story, “To Room Nineteen” the protagonists feel trapped and unfulfilled in their ordinary lives causing them to become depressed. The emotional and physical battle both these characters undergo reveal many striking similarities, despite the origin and breaking points of their provoking thoughts and actions....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The Wondrous Woo By Carriannek.y Leung

- Character is developed through the journey and challenges of life. Outcomes do not form identity but the journey and growth from isolation defines an individual. “The Wondrous Woo” by Carrianne K.Y Leung emphasized how through the theme of isolation, an individual can rediscover themselves and become a better person. Seclusion targets the physical and emotional relationship humans have with their surroundings. Miramar Woo coped with the consequences of isolation by coming to age; from escaping the realm of childhood and ultimately, being her own responsible and courageous individual....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Family, Sibling]

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Charles Dickens ' A Christmas Carol

- Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol has three main themes in the book that really stand out. The main character that will be talked about is Ebenezer Scrooge and how he transforms throughout the book. Scrooge is known as a grump of a man and very kept to himself. In the story the ghosts of past, present, and future come into contact with Scrooge and take him through their stages. While Scrooge is receiving the Ghosts help It they take him through him isolating himself from people and the world, the ghost of christmas present shows transformation and last but not least, the ghost of christmas past shows Scrooge and his compassion and forgiveness....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge]

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The Raven And Tell Tale Heart

- You are running up the stairs, gasping for air not stopping because if you slow down just a little, that thing behind you is right there about to grab your foot. You make it to the top, slam the door and fall to the ground because you realize you escaped near death. Just from this scenario is your heart is beating; Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock used this and many other scenarios in their literature to illustrate suspense and an eerie mood. It has been known for years that Alfred Hitchcock based his thriller Psycho off some of Edgar Allen Poe’s works of literature....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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The Extreme Practices Of Solitary Confinement

- This article focuses on the extreme practices of solitary confinement that maximize isolation and the sensory deprivation of prisoners in the United States. While on record the largest prisoner hunger strike, was a result of a protest to California 's use of indefinite solitary confinement and the cruel punishment it ensued. Although the strikers failed to reach their central goals they did bring focus nationally and internationally to the troubling aspects of a failing prison system. The hunger strike involved approximately thirty thousand prisoners and lasted a period of sixty days ending on September 5, 2013....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Cruel and unusual punishment]

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Vincent Van Gogh 's Starry Night

- Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch artist who painted Starry Night, was disrespected and unappreciated for his works during his life. However, today he is considered one of the greatest Dutch painters. Today, his work is known for its detail, beauty, and emotion. One might claim that Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night depicts his insanity. However, his painting Starry Night depicts his feelings of isolation, his feelings of alienation, and the appreciation he thought he would soon achieve during his lifetime....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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A Research Study On Product Development

- Product Development Emory University Hospital is a traditional hospital offering comparable medical services as other hospitals. One service that sets that facility apart from others is its special isolation unit. The unit will be examined to determine the life cycle of this dedicated area within the hospital. Strategies will be in place to enhance marketing mix and emphasis to be placed on the benefit, portfolio analysis and the advantages of having such a unique service available. Technology will also be studied to see if its reaching its intended market and if they are able to comprehend what is accessible to them at this hospital....   [tags: Marketing, Health care, Medicine, Hospital]

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The Dead By James Joyce

- James Joyce, “The Dead” 1914 takes place during the feast of Epiphany on January 6. At the party Kate and Julia Morkan eagerly await Gabriel Conroy, their favorite nephew and his wife Gretta. Gabriel is a well educated man who is isolated throughout the party by the situations he encounters. Joyce uses situations and key points, for example, his education and encounters between characters to show how isolated he has and is becoming from the rest of society throughout the celebration. Although, Gabriel doesn 't realize his isolation between himself and the rest, it is clear to the reader that he is being alienated from society....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce, The Dead]

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Characteristics Of A Biological Species

- Species is a complex term, and is not as simple as one might think. A biological species can be defined as members of populations that actually or potentially interbreed in nature and produce fertile offspring. The concept of biological species has nothing to do with the similarity of appearance, and is a useful concept to keep in mind when looking at the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and the pygmy chimpanzee or bonobo (Pan paniscus), which are considered to be the two living species of chimpanzees today....   [tags: Human, Chimpanzee, Bonobo, Hominidae]

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All by His Lonesome

- Throughout literature, the consequences of isolation and alienation are exploited to display the requirement of personal interaction and social inclusion for society. Similarly, Franz Kafka seeks to uncover the potential damage of social rejection through Gregor's transformation within The Metamorphosis, which leads to his separation from both his family and his past life. Within a healthy life lies the power of communication; however, Kafka in The Metamorphosis captures the effects of isolation and its deadly consequences through the alienation caused by Gregor’s lack of communication....   [tags: Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis]

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Dracula, By Bram Stoker

- Dracula is a popular novel published in 1897. It is a well-known piece of literature and resembles a great deal of characteristics associated with gothic literature. Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and my short story, The Crow, share many characteristics that make them a gothic tale. Three main components of gothic literature used in Dracula, as well as my short story, The Crow, are forces of nature, the supernatural, and isolation. Forces of nature are used throughout Dracula. In Dracula, the wolves share an important role when it comes to forces of nature....   [tags: Gothic fiction, Dracula, Bram Stoker, Novel]

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Prison Vs. Prison System

- There are many different forms of punishment in the prison system; privileges are revoked, a change in cell may take effect, a prisoner may be transferred to a different floor or maybe even a different prison altogether. However, the punishment that is feared the most by prisoners is referred to as solitary confinement, also referred to by inmates as “the hole”, or “the box”. Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating prisoners in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to months....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental disorder, Mental health, Prison]

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Genealogy and Characterization

- In the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits we see how both Allende and Garcia Marquez uses genealogy to develop Esteban Trueba and Jose Arcadio Buendia . The authors both use the genealogy of the characters to influence the characters in a different way. In the One Hundred Years of Solitude Garcia Marquez used Jose Arcadio Buendia’s genealogy to influence his development as a character. The same can be said with How Allende uses Trueba’s genealogy to greatly affect his development in The House of the Spirits....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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Comparing the Similarity in Themes in Alex Garland's The Beach and William Golding's Lord of the Flies

- Comparing the Similarity in Themes in Alex Garland's The Beach and William Golding's Lord of the Flies There are a number of themes which are common to The Beach by Alex Garland and Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Four of these themes will be reviewed in this essay by comparing the characters and the events which occur. The themes are, first, isolation, which is developed in both books relatively near the beginning of each. Secondly, the fact that things are not as they seem, for example, "The vicious morning sun," and, "the desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering," from The Beach and Lord of the Flies respectively....   [tags: Papers]

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Importance of Leadership in a Society

- A society with the absence of leadership will lead to chaos. Recently, the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died and this has caused his followers to be in disarray. Currently in Palestine the followers are trying to ameliorate life and figure who will replace Arafat. For when there is an absence of leadership it causes followers to panic. The panic of the people leads to the confusion of their everyday life. Leadership implies that a person must posses certain qualities. There are many traits that must be shown to be a good leader....   [tags: Yasser Arafat Palestine Leadership]

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Domestic Violence in Rural Areas

- Domestic violence is a serious criminal, familial, and societal problem. Statistics indicate that many women fall victim to domestic violence however it is impossible to quantify the actual pain and degradation they face. Fear and terror are equally impossible to quantify as women and family anticipate their next assault. Domestic violence touches all walks of life therefore the use of gender specific language should not be construed to mean that domestic violence is only perpetrated on women or in heterosexual relationships....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The Power Of One

- “Inclusion, not exclusion, is the key to survival.” What does this mean. To say the least, the definition is clearly stated in The Power of One, as well as Richard Wright’s Black Boy. Actually, both these works resemble each other by both having many types of isolation. Initially, P.K. in The Power of One and Richard in Black Boy are isolated by members of their family. Subsequently, they are both excluded by society because of their backgrounds. Ultimately, they are excluded within their own races because of their actions throughout their stories....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How do the poets represent the importance of 'roots' in their poetry?

- How do the poets represent the importance of 'roots' in their poetry. Consider how the social and cultural identity of the poets is paramount to the development of the main themes. Other Cultures ============== How do the poets represent the importance of 'roots' in their poetry. Consider how the social and cultural identity of the poets is paramount to the development of the main themes. The four poems that I will be comparing all describe how the poets feel about their roots, background and cultural heritage....   [tags: English Literature]

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Identifying Two Unknown Species of Bacteria

- Identifying Two Unknown Species of Bacteria Materials and Methods Week 1, Day 1 (10 November 2000) The first day an unknown sample was assigned to each group of students. The first test applied was a gram stain to test for gram positive or gram-negative bacteria. The morphology of the two types of bacteria was viewed under the microscope and recorded. Then the sample was put on agar plates using the quadrant streak method for isolation. There were three agar plates; one was incubated at room temperature, the second at 30 degrees Celsius, and the third at 37 degrees Celsius....   [tags: Escherichia Coli Staphylococcus Biology Essays]

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

- Paradise by Toni Morrison Nine patriarchs found a town. Four women flee a life. Only one paradise is attained. Toni Morrison's novel Paradise revolves around the concept of "paradise," and those who believe they have it and those who actually do. Morrison uses a town and a former convent, each with its own religious center, to tell her tale about finding solace in an oppressive world. Whether fleeing inter- and intra-racial conflict or emotional hurt, the characters travel a path of self-isolation and eventual redemption....   [tags: Papers Essays]

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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

- The central theme in “A Jury of Her Peers” is the place of women in society and especially the isolation this results in. We see this through the character, Minnie Foster and her isolation from love, happiness, companionship and from society as a whole. Not only does the story describe this isolation but it allows the reader to feel the impact of this isolation and recognize the tragedy of the situation. The story is set in a rural community in turn-of-the century Iowa. This time-frame is one where women did not have the freedom they have today, but were instead seen as wives, cooks and housekeepers....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Robert Altman's Film Adaptation of Raymond Carver's Short Cuts

- Robert Altman's Film Adaptation of Raymond Carver's Short Cuts The characters in Robert Altman's film adaptation of the Raymond Carver anthology Short Cuts think they're islands entire of themselves. They suspect their lives and their worlds of isolation, alienation, separation, in multiple senses of the words. They fail to see, or perhaps purposely ignore, connections between themselves and those around them, between their actions and the ramifications of those actions. And while a typical director of a slice-of-life work might be content to show all these people in their ignorance of connections, what makes Altman's final product so marvelous is the way he toys with them, and the commen...   [tags: Raymond Carver Short Cuts]

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Man's Quest for Utopia

- Man's Quest for Utopia In 1516, Sir Thomas Moore published his Utopia. He wrote of a perfect world, one where optimal common wealth was acheived, and there was a common satisfaction with the system. Though Moore may have coined the owrd "utopia," this was by no means a new concept. Ever since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of a better world.There has always been a desire to make things better, to create a happier and more peaceful existence. Throughout history, various leaders, terrorists, and commoners have strived to create their own perfect world....   [tags: Papers]

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Alienation in The Catcher in the Rye and The Grapes of Wrath

- The theme of alienation is relevant in both “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic in today’s society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on Wharton's Ethan Frome: A Psychological Novel

- Ethan Frome as A Psychological Novel        Many authors have tried to convey truths about human behavior and explain the human psyche, often unsuccessfully. Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome, is an example of a novel that succeeds in revealing truths. She fills her characters with nuances that reflect the subconscious and her setting is alive with reflected symbolism. She is able to interpret the characters actions in a way that can relate to all humans. Each word and phrase seems to be chosen so that it reflects a part of the subconscious in the characters....   [tags: Ethan Frome Essays]

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The Effective Use of Symbols in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Effective Use of Symbols in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Webster defined "symbol" with these words: "Something concrete that represents or suggests another thing that cannot in itself be pictured." This concept has been particularly applied to literature and used by writers throughout history. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter uses multitudes of symbols in such a manner. One of the most prominent, and most complicated, of such symbols is the scarlet letter "A". The scarlet letter "A" is a symbol of a daughter's connection to her mother, isolation, and the devil and its associations....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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"The Other" as an Element Found in The Scarlet Letter

- The element of "the other" is strongly found in The Scarlet Letter. This element encompasses alienation, exclusion, and isolation, which can be found in the primary characters of Hester, Pearl, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. These people are ostracized because they have "deviate[d] from others' expectations (Williams 3)." In Kesterson's Critical Essays on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, he gives a good summarizing description of how the characters in The Scarlet Letter, Hester, Pearl, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth, are outcasts from society in different ways....   [tags: American Literature]

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Dramatic Devices in Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

- Dramatic Devices in Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof "Williams instinctively understands the loneliness of a human being - his or her constant and desperate attempt that is to escape the reality that is there loneliness and their subsequent failure to do so". Williams portrays this loneliness to an audience through the spatial distances on stage between characters, which is suggested in the stage direction. "Margaret is alone". It is also emphasised through symbolism and the dialogue between characters....   [tags: Papers]

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Suicide In Jails

- Suicide In Jails The United States is plagued by a countless number of social dilemmas. Although not in constant public scrutiny, suicide is a serious problem which has seemed to have lost importance. When suicide is coupled with arrest and incarceration it becomes an increasingly complex situation. In fact, research indicates that the jail suicide rate ranges from 2.5 to 13 times greater than the rate of the general population (Winkler 1992). Motivation, prediction, and prevention of suicidal behavior are grossly unclear, which only adds to the already existing complexity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tolerance in the Middle Ages

- The issue of toleration has and always will be a strong and influential topic among peoples of all ethnic and culture backgrounds. The same is true for the issue of religious toleration, in the case being between the Jews and the Christians in Medieval Europe. It is argued between R. Menahem ha-meir and Katz that the word toleration is not simply an explanation of the times, but rather a false impression of the truth. The truth in this case being, that the Jews and Christians wanted isolation and separatism from each other while at the same time being able to co-exist together in their respective societies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval

- Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval Marie de France’s “Lanval” is a Breton lai dominated by themes common to 12th century literature, which through its exploration of love, erotic desire, wealth, gender and community, tells the story of a young knight who finds himself caught between two worlds: his lover’s and his own. Forced to separate these societies by a warning in which his lover states, “do not let any man know about this…you would lose me for good if this love were known” (Lines 145-148), Lanval must keep his love a secret and exist apart from the Arthurian world into which he was born....   [tags: Marie de France Lanval Love Essays]

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Antimicrobial Activity of Soil Isolates

- Antimicrobial Activity of Soil Isolates Abstract: Isolation and characterization of microorganisms is a practice that aids in Increasing ones knowledge of a laboratory setting and it helps improve on Using sterile technique. Isolates of soil microbes can be categorized and Characterized based on a number of criteria ranging from gram-staining Which is done for this project to enumeration which is quantitative description Based on the amount of microbial colonies available....   [tags: Biology Microbiology Science Essays]

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Genetic Variation

- Genetic Variation Species refers to a population of organisms which are potentially capable of interbreeding to produce fertile offspring. Variation can be shown within a species. Variation is the difference between individuals within a species. Variation can be caused by genetic factors, environmental factors or a combination of both. Environmental factors which affect variation include nutrition, climate and pollution. Organisms that reproduce sexually display genetic variation....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher and Taylor’s Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

- Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and Peter Taylor’s Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time Various authors develop their stories using gothic themes and characterizations of this type to lay the foundation for their desired reader response. Although Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Peter Taylor’s “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” are two completely different narratives, both of these stories share a commonality of gothic text representations. The stories take slightly different paths, with Poe’s signifying traditional gothic literature and Taylor approaching his story in a more contemporary manner....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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journeyhod The Inward Journey in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Inward Journey in Heart of Darkness   Heart of Darkness is a book about one man’s journey into the depths of the African Congo. He travels to a place where, "’the changes take place inside’"(Conrad 15). For a man named Kurtz, his journey went deeper into Africa then he could have ever expected. Kurtz’s journey into Africa ended up being a journey into the darkness within himself. At the beginning of the journey, Kurtz was a good man who believed in bringing civilization to Africa. You see some of Kurtz’s good intentions in a lot of his writings....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in Misery and Vengeance

- Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in “Misery” and “Vengeance.” What is the fascination with grief and suffering that caused Anton Chekhov to entwine these two sad emotional states into everything he wrote. “Reading Anton Chekhov’s stories, one feels oneself in a melancholy state. Everything is strange, sharp, lonely, motionless, helpless” (Nebraska 1). Further, according to William Gerharde, Chekhov answered this very question with the following: “When you depict sad or unlucky people, and want to touch the reader’s heart, one should try to be cold— it gives their grief, as it were, a background, against which it stands out in greater relief” (Gerharde 110)....   [tags: Misery, Vengeance]

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Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS

- Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS Introduction In 1982, Robert Gallo from the National Cancer Institute in the USA, put forward the hypothesis that the cause of AIDS is a retrovirus. One year later, Myron Essex and his colleagues (1) found that AIDS patients had antibodies to the Human T-cell Leukemia virus Type-1 (HTLV-I), a virus discovered by Gallo a few years earlier. At the same time, Gallo and his colleagues (2) reported the isolation of HTLV-I from AIDS patients and advocated a role for this retrovirus in the pathogenesis of AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Eriksons Psychosocial Theory Of Development: Young Adults

- The young adult has numerous stresses placed upon them through the route of development. Erikson has theorized developmental stages of growth into tasks. Of Eriksons' theoretical tasks, one task describes the theory of intimacy versus isolation. This task theory can be examined using the normative crisis model. The knowledge of developmental tasks of the young adult can be beneficial to the nurse especially associated with their ability to relate to the young adult. One of the stages in life is the young adult, which suggests significant changes and an increase of responsibility....   [tags: Psychology Young Adult Development]

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The Underclass and Structural Racism

- William Julius Wilson, a sociologist, refers to the urban poor as the "underclass". The primary issue facing members of the underclass is "joblessness reinforced by an increasing social isolation in an impoverished neighborhood". (1) They not only suffer from lower socioeconomic status, minimal education, and lack of opportunities, but they are further victimized by a lack of community safeguards and resources. The underclass’s defining characteristic is the absence of job opportunities coupled with the absence of societal supports....   [tags: Sociology Essays 2014]

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Scarlet Letter

- Love, affair, disowning. One may think that this is a soap opera, but one is fairly mistaken. In the novel, The Scarlet Letter written by, Nathaniel Hawthorne, love, lies, mistrust are a few of the many situations that confront his characters. In Boston Hester Prynne commits a sin of adultery landing her the punishment of wearing the scarlet letter “A” for the rest of her life. The man whom with she has an affair with is Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Roger Chillingworth is Hester’s husband, and he will do anything in his power to make Dimmesdale repay for what he has done....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Serial Killers

- Serial Killers Serial killers kill because of three patterns we see develop throughout their lives. These patterns are the development of youthful characteristics and habits, abusing events in their lives, and the final push. To be qualified as a serial killer one must murder more than three victims, one at a time, in a relatively short time period. The most common serial killers are white, heterosexual, sexually frustrated, young adult males with low self-esteem. Lester Ballard, the main character in Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy, displays these patterns as I have found it described in texts on serial killers....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Home Schooling

- Home Schooling The debate over home schooling has been a hot topic for many over the past few years. Home schooling can be defined as, “to teach school subjects to one’s children at home” (Merriam-Webster Online, 2003). However, the main debate is not over whether or not children should be taught at home; rather, the question debated is if home-schooled children are as prepared socially as those children who are traditionally schooled. Although opponents of home schooling claim that children who are educated at home do not develop their social skills at the same rate as their peers who attend traditional schools, research findings indicate that students who are home-schooled develop socia...   [tags: essays papers]

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Earthquake Engineering

- Earthquake Engineering Earthquakes are vibrations felt at the surface of the earth which are caused by disturbances of the energy in the earth's interior. These vibrations are known as seismic waves. (Skinner Robinson McVerry 1) There are different type sof seisimc waves such as Primary (P) waves, whcih travel the fastest, Secondary (S) waves which cause the earth to vibrate vertically, Surface (L) waves. P and S waves are "affected by changes in the density and the rigidity of the materials through which they pass." (Columbia Encyclopedia) Earthquakes vary in their intensity and duration....   [tags: Earthquakes Earth Geology Essays]

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Old Man

- Old Man and The Sea - Rough Draft Human beings need to live in a group where everyone respects them and treats them equally. No human being can live alone isolated from other people because one hand can not clap by itself. In The Old Man and The Sea, the author uses setting, character and symbolism to show that people who society perceives as different are usually isolated. Once one is able to discover the reason of their existence, they are able to accept themselves in order to fulfill their goals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Beloved, like many of the other books we have read, has to deal with the theme of isolation. There was the separation of Sethe and Denver from the rest of the world. There was also, the loneliness of each main character throughout the book. There were also other areas of the book where the idea of detachment from something was obvious. People’s opinions about the house made them stay away and there was also the inner detachment of Sethe from herself. The theme that Toni Morrison had in mind when the book was written was isolation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Commentary The article that will be discussed in this paper is entitled “Phenomenology as a method to investigate the experience lived: a perspective from Husserl and Merleau-Ponty’s thought” co-written by Maria Lucia Araujo Salada and Ruebens de Camargo Ferreira Adorno. The article gives a run through of the phenomenologies of both Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Edmund Husserl, in order to appropriate their theories into psychological nursing. The question written at the beginning of the second half of the article attempt to redefine the act of nursing through phenomenology....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Communication Communication is key to any family dynamic; without communication no one knows what is going on and people get isolated. In Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, the family’s communication, or lack thereof, is a big problem. Gregor’s metamorphosis into a world of complete isolation is seen through four stages of communication. Gregor understands what his family is saying when he first morphs into a bug and he assumes that his family can understand him as well. “ Because the door was made of wood, the alteration in Gregor’s voice was probably not noticeable, since his mother was pacified by that explanation.”(13) Gregor has to explain why he didn’t go to work and since his mother neve...   [tags: essays research papers]

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