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The Case of Lena

- The Case of Lena Lena, a community college freshman, has stopped by to discuss her plans for spring enrollment. Lena was a good student in high school graduating with a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and was actively involved as her senior class treasurer. Lena was confident that she would be successful in college and was excited to be the first person in her family to attend college. With her experience working in her family’s Latina grocery store and as class treasurer, Lena was certain that she would excel as a business major....   [tags: Case Study]

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The Story Of The And Lena Sat

- Calum and Lena sat there, on the archers’ tower in the Isles, staring out over the dark, angry northern sea to where the lands of the norse lay, and to where they might find some answers to their questions. To where they might just find what Odin had in store for them. Calum eyes opened as he layed there aboard the norses ship, it took a lot to convince Karney and Broc to let him go, he hoped he had made the right decision, had he. His people needed him, he already had a loving family, why would he move....   [tags: Mother, Father, Mother insult, The dozens]

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The Empty House Of Lena Bruner

- • Michael Gulley (15), Nathan McCants (17), and Joe Sullivan (13) break in the empty house of Lena Bruner. Michael takes money and some of Ms. Burner’s possessions. • Later that afternoon, the elderly Ms. Bruner is raped and is unable to clearly describe her abuser. All she knew was that it was a dark colored boy with curly hair. Michael Gulley, Nathan McCants, and Joe Sullivan are all African American. • Nathan accuses Joe of sexual assault in order to save himself. Joe is not apprehended that day but he voluntarily turns himself in the next day....   [tags: Life imprisonment, Prison, Murder]

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Cultural Difference : Lena Karabushin

- Cultural Difference Lena Karabushin is an ESL instructor at Community College of Aurora. She is originally from Ukraine. She came to the USA when she was 15 years old. The reason I chose her is she is the best teacher and a hard worker. When I was in her classes, I was impressed with her way of teaching. She was organized and committed to her work. Also, she came from another country, and she became a teacher passing through a lot of challenges. I want to ask her about the challenges she faced while she was in college, and how she managed those problems....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, Second language]

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne

- Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917 to Edwin and Edna Horne. Unfortunately, Horne’s father left the family when she was only three. Since her mother was an actress with a black theatre troupe that traveled, she lived in places like Georgia, and Miami. She also stayed with her grandparents for a while. After their deaths Horne moved in with a family friend. Shortly after she moved back in with her mother, whom just gotten married. When she was younger Horne often dreamed about becoming a performer, which upset her middle class family....   [tags: Biography]

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Analysis On The 's ' The On A Gay 's A Cop And Lena Adams '

- The Fosters (Sciarrotta, Rooney, 2013) is a popular television show about a lesbian couple, Stef Foster a cop and Lena Adams a vice principle. Along with their ever growing multi-ethnic family of biological, adopted and foster children. It is through this show that the viewers are able to see diversity among the family structure. Not only are the children multi-ethnic but the mother 's are an interracial lesbian couple as well. From this show many families are able to identify parts of themselves within the content....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Gender, Kinship]

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Lena Karabushin Is An Esl Instructor At Community College Of Aurora

- Lena Karabushin is an ESL instructor at Community College of Aurora. She is originally from Ukraine. She came to the USA when she was 15 years old. The reason I chose her is she is the best teacher and a hard worker. When I was in her classes, I was impressed with her way of teaching. She was organized and committed to her work. Also, she came from another country, and she became a teacher passing through a lot of challenges. I want to ask her about the challenges she faced while she was in college, and how she managed those problems....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, Second language]

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Stanley Victor Lloyd And Elsie Lena Bartelt

- Stanley Victor Lloyd, age 81, was born on August 15, 1934 to Harry Garfield Lloyd and Elsie Lena Bartelt in Springdale Pennsylvania. Both Harry and Elsie had no more than an 8th grade education. Harry’s father died in Wales and his mother traveled to America with her children and her three brothers where they set up house. Harry and Elsie were both born in 1893 and met in Tarentum Pennsylvania where they wed in 1913 and their first child John was born in 1916. They had a total of 12 children, nine boys and 3 girls....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, Old age]

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Lena Horne

- Lena Horne Lena Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Teddy and Edna Scottron Horne. After her father left her at the age of two in order to pursue his gambling career; her mother leaving soon after that to pursue her acting career; she went to live with her grandparents. Through her grandparents influence she became involved with organizations like the NAACP, at an early age. In 1924 she went back to live with her mother, traveling and being schooled all over the state until she was fourteen....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Olive

- ... I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame." In this quote Lena is refering to her old self that she left in portland and her old self that she left in the wilds. Lena has had to let so much of herself go that she no longer knows who she is. She is very independent, tough, a leader and a fighter. She is all the things that in Delirium wouldnt come close to describing her. Lena's character is almost completley different in the two books but the one thing that is still the same about her is she loves Alex....   [tags: lena haloway, forbidden love]

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The Significance of Lena Younger’s Dream Plant in A Raisin in the Sun

- Lena Younger’s Plant of “Dreams” In the story A Raisin in the Sun Lena Younger cares for a small house plant. This plant represents dreams. Mama has dreams for her family to rise from poverty and live in a better and bigger place, and also for them to continue to grow together as a family. Mama wants to keep her dreams alive and keep her family close to her heart. Mama’s plant that she cares for represents this dream by “looking at her plant and spraying water on it” (52) in a small way showing she will try to keep her plant and their dreams alive....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Women Like Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, And Tina Fey

- In popular culture right now, there has been a lot of buzz about celebrity feminists. Women like Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, and Amy Poehler are being lauded as “feminist icons” in a multitude of Internet articles which are then shared by college-aged white women who love Parks and Recreation. Terms used to describe this type of feminism include white feminism, Daisy Duke feminism, and Liz Lemonism (Calafell, Boyle). For my rhetorical intervention, I am arguing that these particular brands of celebrity feminisms are politically dangerous for the women they do not include and that they create unnecessary roadblocks for the women that are included....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism]

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My Antonia Essay: The Character of Lena Lingard

- The Character of Lena Lingard in My Antonia            Lena Lingard is the best example of a non-domestic central character which appears amidst the domesticity of My Ántonia. Often the sections which feature Lena instead of Ántonia are seen as confusing divergences from the plot line of a novel that purports to be about the woman named in the title. However, since Lena appears in the novel almost as often as Ántonia, and more often than any other character except Jim, she is a central character....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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What Mothers See

- Mothers have a unique ability to see their daughters. They see them in a way no one else does. Often what a daughter perceives as her mother’s opinion is really not how she feels at all. The mothers in Joy Luck Club see more then what is on the surface of their daughters, they see inside them. As An-mei Hsu tells her daughter “A mother is best. A mother knows what is inside you” (Tan 188). The mothers in the Joy Luck Club want more for their daughters then the daughters realize. Ying-ying wants her daughter to have a more honest, less passive relationship then she had with her husband and she believes that Lena deserves it....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Strength of Family in Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun

- The American Dream is a vision of economic opportunity available to all those who work for it, regardless of race or class. However, as seen in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, perverted conceptions of the American Dream convince certain characters that they are entitled to the fruits of miracles. Despite their best intentions for supporting their families, Walter Younger and Willy Loman encounter unsurpassable obstacles and are unable to fulfill their dreams....   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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Success of a Family: Aspirations & Motives of the Younger Family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

- Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun revolves around a short but difficult period in the lives of the Younger family. Each family member has dreams of a higher quality of life; free from the pressures of poverty and the literal confines of an outgrown and decrepit apartment. Ultimately, the ambitions of each Younger are inspired by dreams of a better life for the family as a whole. Though each Younger approaches this goal differently, they each desire to rise above their current position in the “rat trap” of society into a better, more respectable, life (964)....   [tags: Theatre]

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A new Character

- In Delirium Lena has Hana; her best friend, Alex; her love and every other character that she would need. What Lena doesn't have is another boy who is falling for her who will further complicate things. With the character I add, she will. This new character will add even more drama to her love life. This character will make Alex fight harder for Lena's love and will test their relationship. She will have to fight harder for Alex's trust when this character makes up lies. Who doesn't love a good love triangle, right....   [tags: Teenagers, Relationships]

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Isolation in Faulkner's Light in August

- Isolation in Light In August In William Faulkner’s Light In August, most characters seem isolated from each other and from society. It is often argued that Lena Grove is an exception to this, but I have found that I cannot agree with this view. Consequently, this essay will show that Lena is lonely too, and that the message in Faulkner’s work on the issue of human contact is that everyone is essentially alone, either by voluntary recession from company or by involuntary exclusion, and the only escape from this loneliness is to have a proper family to comfort you....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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My Antonia

- “A plump, fair skinned girl was standing in the doorway. She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket book in her hand.” This is the first glimpse of the transformation from girl to successful woman of Lena Lingard in My Antonia, by Willa Cather. In the beginning of the book, Lena is portrayed as a struggling dressmaker, who because of her personality, goals, and motivation, becomes a successful individual....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin

- Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin In The Sun, looks at the life of a typical African American family. The play takes place sometime after world war two, when African Americans were not treated fairly. In an interview with New York Times, Hansberry stated the purpose of the play was to “show the many gradations of even one Negro family, the clash of the old and the new, but most of all the unbelievable courage of the Negro people”. Hansberry does just as she intended, each of the family members were in different stages of life, which causes conflict between the new and old generations, but still they remain courageous during times of oppression....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Family, Negro, Black people]

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Analysis Of Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin Of The Sun

- Lena Younger, who is known as Mama in the story “A Raisin in the Sun” written by Lorraine Hansberry, shows plenty of her tenderness throughout the story. Although she can be a handful at times, she shows dignity and faith in what she can or cannot do around her home. This lady is simply thought as a strong, thoughtful, fearless black woman who is head of the house. The major problem in the story deals with the idea of letting the oldest son, Walter, take control of ten thousand grand who later lets it go to waste by the mistrust of one of his buddies....   [tags: Thought, Family, Mind, A Raisin in the Sun]

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Story Spunk Wwas By Zora Neal Hurston

- The short story spunk wwas written by zora neal hurston was based on guilt and revenge in witch the characters were face with much conflict and discouragement zora was born in 1891 originally from notaslelga alabama and moving to eatonville fla, she naturally picked up her stories from neighborhood gossip. the story spunk was a short about a man fooling around with another married mans wife . zora didnt like the fact that spunk wanted to marry lena . lena was already married to a man named joe ....   [tags: Short story, Marriage, Fiction, Guilt]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Both vital characters, Daisy Buchanan and Lena Grove, symbolize the central focus of their novels, even though they might be labeled as minor, flat characters. Although the 1920’s and the 1930’s are two distinct time periods, the significance of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby and Lena Grove in Light in August is portrayed through the settings of their stories, their parallel personalities, and their success in regard to the impact of their behaviors. Their actions and presence is the eye of the hurricane as every event revolves around them....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Review, Characters]

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Female Agency and Marginalization in My Ántonia

- Female agency is a significant topic of exploration in Cather’s My Ántonia, as throughout the novel many female characters display dominance within their small community in ways ranging from household management and finances, to making individual life choices. This type of personal agency is particularly impactful, given the typically restrictive and traditional mindset that is associated with nineteenth century towns such as the one depicted in the novel, particularly in regard to women. Interestingly, the women who are portrayed as having and enacting agency in the novel are the immigrant girls, particularly Ántonia and Lena....   [tags: Traditional Mindset, Career Goals]

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Walter Lee and Manhood in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- From dreams deferred to identity affirmed Lorraine Hansberry’s, “A Raisin in the Sun,” presents readers with many differing themes. The most prevalent and reoccurring theme is the effect money plays on society’s views of manhood and happiness. Readers are shown multiple characters with a diverse view on manhood. From Walter Lee with his matching societal views that a man should be able to provide whatever his family needs or wants to Lena whose views are a biased compilation of her late husband’s behavior and her own ideals, that a man should maintain his honor and protect his children’s dreams....   [tags: money, soceity, manhood, happiness, honor]

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Different Worlds of Black Girl Lost and Baby of the Family

- Different Worlds of Black Girl Lost and Baby of the Family      Although, African Americans are considered minorities in the United States, not all of them live in poverty. Many African Americans live in a middle class society along with the dominant culture. However, many African Americans do not live in a middle class society, but rather live in poverty and have to suffer along with this poverty. For instance, Donald Goines’s Black Girl Lost and Tina McElroy Ansa’s Baby of the Family, two narrative novels, that illustrate the difference in two young African American girls lives and the society in which they inhabit....   [tags: Black Girl Lost Essays]

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Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin

- Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, IL. She was the youngest of four children. Hansberry was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she dropped out after two years. She later, moved to New York City and attended the New School. In 1951, she joined the staff of the black newspaper Freedom. Hansberry married Robert Nemiroff on June 20, 1953. In 1959, she wrote “A Raisin in the Sun” and she was the fifth woman to receive the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best Play....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin

- A Raisin in the Sun was written by an African American woman by the name of Lorraine Hansberry in 1950 and the play was produced on Broadway. The play was about a black family facing racism living Chicago. Lena, her daughter Beneatha, and her son Walter who was married to Ruth and their son Travis, all lived in a run-down two-bedroom apartment. The characters felt restricted by their physical living space, their home, also by the social roles they’ve been assigned. Lena’s daughter Beneatha was studying to become a doctor, despite the financial strain it had on her poor family....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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Broken Embraces

- This whole film is about collisions: collisions of characters and collisions of trends, philosophies and ideas. It is unavoidable that characters are going to reach, or even surpass, their limits to achieve their goals, which according to them are right. Of course, the consequences are that they going to act morally against some values, not only of the others but also against themselves. Lying, pretending or even hiding are all forms of being wronged towards someone else. Being wronged is always immoral if the character doesn’t admit it....   [tags: Film Review]

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Naturalism and Regionalism Defining through American Literature

- Regionalism and naturalism are two different types of American literature. Naturalism focuses on the philosophical or scientific ideas whereas regionalism is about he characteristics of a specific region. Bret Harte and Willa Cather are regionalist authors who use the setting to put emphasis in their stories. Furthermore, Mark Twain is a naturalist writer. Twain attempts to use lower class citizens to get across a bigger point. Harte also uses minorities. However, he focuses on how the region changes these poorer citizens....   [tags: corn pone opinions, mark twain, literature]

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My Antonia Essay: Contrasts between the Hired Girls and the Black Hawk Women

- Contrasts between the "Hired Girls" and the Black Hawk Women in My Antonia    Willa Cather draws a stark contrast between the respectable women of Black Hawk and the “hired girls” in books II and III of My Antonia through Jim’s unavoidable attachment to them.  The “hired girls” are all immigrants who work in Black Hawk as servants to help support their families in the country.  They are hardworking and charming.  They are simple and complicated.  They are sad and joyful.  They work all day and dance all night.  For Jim they are the most interesting people who  reside in Black Hawk.  The respectable women are boring and predictable.  They all go to bed at the same time every night and get...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- In my research paper I would talk about the themes of The American Dream, and choices and possibilities from the book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and I will talk about the author. Playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun and was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer....   [tags: racism in chicago, class, ethnicity]

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Voice and Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family

- Voice and Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family        Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family serve as the 'coming of age' stories of two minority children. Rudolfo Anaya and Tina McElory Ansa skillfully reveal the richness, diversity, and conflicts that can exist within the Hispanic-American and African-American cultures primarily through the dream sequences in each novel. Dreams are the mechanism used in each work to magnify the individual experiences and conflicts Tony and Lena encounter....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Essays]

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The Significance of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

- The Significance of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club In her novel The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan tells of the lives of four Chinese immigrant mothers, their hopes, their dreams and the way each of their daughters feel about their mother's lives.  Mother-daughter relationships are the basis for the entire story.  Tan shows the hardships each mother experiences as a child and young adult, and how they all want better lives for their daughters.  She shows the struggles between the mothers and the daughters;  these struggles result from many different things, from the cultural gap, to dreams and goals that may have been set too high.  Each daughter knows her mother mean...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Comparing Language in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost

- Function of Language in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost      African American literature is a genre that has, in recent years, grown almost exponentially. African American novels such as Tina McElroy Ansa's Baby of the Family and Donald Goines' Black Girl Lost are increasingly becoming more popular with the public. Baby of the Family is a wonderfully written "coming of age novel" ("Reviews 2") about a young girl named Lena McPherson as she grows up and must learn to deal with her extraordinary powers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Hansberry 's The Sun With A Setting That Took Place Within The South Side Of Chicago

- Lorrine Hansberry wrote A Raisin In The Sun with a setting that took place within the 1950’s within the South Side of Chicago. This play demonstrates the African American family of the Youngers who are struggling to find their dreams within their chaotic lives. Hansberry gives the audience a glimpse at the Youngers’ lives within a period of a few weeks.The plot revolves around Mama obtaining money (ten-thousand dollars) from her deceased husband insurance and how the money will be utilized. The characterization of the family members, Walter Lee, Ruth, Beneatha, Travis, and Lena (Mama) are brought to light by the characters’ interaction with the money....   [tags: Family, An American Family, African American]

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The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry And So Long A Letter By Mariama Ba

- Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba both have a variety of dynamic characters. Both novels present one dominant female character to readers, and they each share a multitude of similarities and differences. However, both characters serves as proof that good Mothers are selfless and deserve recognition. In Lorraine Hansberry 's Raisin in the Sun, the character Lena Younger is introduced. Lena is a widow and a mother of two. When her husband died, she decided it would be best to put his life insurance money toward a down payment on a house in a better community....   [tags: Marriage, Family, A Raisin in the Sun, Novel]

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Mother Is Always Right in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Instead of beating around the bush Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club exposes the not so chipper relationships between Chinese mothers and their polar opposite Chinese-American daughters. The mothers struggle to express the importance of their Chinese heritage while also keeping balance with “good” American characteristics to their daughters; while the daughters struggle with their identities and relationships with others. The Joy Luck Club is written as a collection of flashbacks told by the Chinese mothers and their American daughters....   [tags: chinese, culture, daughter]

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A Raisin in the Sun

- A Raisin in the Sun Creativity of Hansberry played a crucial role in the development of African-American drama since the Second World War. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by African-American author which was set on Broadway and was honored by the circle of New York theater critics. Drama of A Raisin in the Sun (1959) brought Hansberry to the Award Society of New York Critics as the best play of the year. A Raisin in the Sun shows the life of an ordinary African-American family which dreams of happiness and their desire to achieve their dream....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Consequences Of Lost Dreams

- The Consequences of Lost Dreams Dreams are apart of human nature. They drive humanity, lead it on, and give the world hope, but the concept of dreams have often become a dream itself to many of African descent. The struggles of African Americans through the years have made goals something of a fantasy and put the focus on human necessities. But what happens when those dream are put away. Many texts throughout the ages such as, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes, and the song Village Ghetto Land by Stevie Wonder show through family relationships, racism, and sacrifice that when people 's dreams are cut off it can cause them to suffer and sometimes...   [tags: African American, Langston Hughes]

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Free My Antonia Essays: Female Roles

- Female Roles in My Antonia "THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school." (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920s. The book My Antonia by Willa Cather, Refreshingly creates female roles and strong personalities....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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A Raisin Of The Sun : Film About An African American Family

- A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 film about an African-American family, the Youngers, who are learning to live and guide their way through various societal issues that surround gender roles, race, the social class system, and the economic structure within their community. The Younger family is a lower income, working class family with the opportunity for an increase in finances. Lena, the mother and grandmother, is receiving a ten thousand dollar life insurance payment due to the passing of her husband....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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Can I Get Back From A Little Bit Later Today?

- “Can I get back to you on that a little bit later today?” “Sure thing Hon. But just remember, if you don’t call, I’ll be knocking on your door,” Gwen warned. After they hung up, Lena began to feel a little weirded out. An eerie sensation settled on her and she felt almost like it was a déjà vu occurrence. Gooseflesh formed on her arms but she shrugged it off, chalking it up to the devastating events of the last few days. It could only be some form of after-effect from all the tragic, recent changes in her life....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2006 singles, Debut albums]

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The American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun

- A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry. The primary focus of the play is the American Dream. The American Dream is one’s conception of a better life. Each of the main characters in the play has their own idea of what they consider to be a better life. A Raisin in the Sun emphasizes the importance of dreams regardless of the various oppressive struggles of life. Primarily, in A Raisin in the Sun Walter is an example of one struggling to achieve their dream or desire. Walter serves as the hero and villain of the play due to the actions he takes revolving his dream....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays]

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The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

- The movie, The Joy Luck Club, focuses around the lives of four Chinese mothers and their Chinese-American daughters. The story takes place a few months after Junes mother, Suyuan has died. The mothers and daughters hold very different principles, where the mothers are still very traditional to their Chinese upbringings the daughters are much more “American.” The movie can be viewed from the Feminist Literary Theory, since the 8 main characters are female. The women’s life stories are told through a series of flashback scenes that deal heavily with female gender roles and the expectations of women....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Deception in The Joy Luck Club

- Deception binds the characters of the Joy Luck Club together. In the Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan depicts deception at almost every turn in the novel. Mothers often help their daughters through deceptive comments; husbands hide secrets from their wives through deceptive acts. Even best friends deceive each other as they struggle for one reason or another. Throughout the story, deception is an irreplaceable tool for parenting; for attempting to keep marriages together, or maintaining friendships. From time to time, it grows out of control from a benign lecture to a life changing scam....   [tags: The Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Testimonial Evidence in Major League Athletes

- Evidence is a necessary key component to reach a verdict in legal cases. The two major categories of evidence include physical and testimonial evidence. Physical evidence is considered as a tangible object that is able to be associated with the victim or criminal (Mason et al., 2005). Mason et al. (2005) refers to testimonial evidence as an allegation, either written or spoken, provided by the witness or victim. Compared with testimonial evidence, Mason et al. (2005) regards physical evidence as a more reliable source of information because testimonies are subjective to the witness or victim....   [tags: Physical, Verdict, Eyewitness]

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Old Verities and Truths of the Heart in Writing

- Old Verities and Truths of the Heart in Writing In his Novel Prize Address, Faulkner states that an author must leave "no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice." He accuses his younger contemporaries of ignoring these noble spiritual pillars while pondering the atomic doom of mankind with questions like, "When will I be blown up?" Such physical fears, far from conflicts of the heart, are what plague his bomb-obsessed contemporaries....   [tags: Writing Authors Faulkner Essays]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

- Lorraine Hansberry is the author of the play A Raisin in the Sun. This play is very significant because it was the first play written by a black playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award. Another interesting point about the play is the title. The title A Raisin in the Sun also refers to Langston Hughes poem Harlem. In many ways Langston Hughes’ poem relates to Lorraine Hansberry’s play. In the play a family of black Americans have a chance to move ahead in the cruel prejudiced world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

- A Raisin in the Sun In A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry portrays obstacles that the Younger family and other African Americans had to face and over come during the post World War 2 era. Obstacles that had to be over come by the Youngers were economical, moral, social, and racist obstacles. Lorraine Hansberry, the author of the play had to face one of these as well growing up. Born in Chicago on the south side in an all black neighborhood, Lorraine Hansberry and her family had to deal with segregation....   [tags: essays papers]

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Characters Dream of Insurance Checks in Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- Every one of the characters in “The Raisin in the Sun” had a dream which involved an insurance check they received after the death of Lena’s husband. Lena, who is also known as Mama, dreamed to have a home of her own and to see her children accomplish their own dreams and Beneatha dreamed to become a doctor and to find the correct way to “express” herself. Ruth dreamed to be wealthy and have a happy family and for the family to have a place to call their own. It is these dreams that serve to explain the personality of the characters, provide a meaningful context for the development and decline of conflicts between them, and help the readers either admire or dislike them....   [tags: play, characters, drama]

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Analysis Of The Book ' A Raisin Of The Sun '

- A Raisin in the Sun- Journal #2 By: Sarah Ko Throughout Act 2, we can see the development of the characters. Beneatha continues to find her identity by appreciating her African heritage. Walter becomes depressed when Lena buys the house and fails to realize that Lena did something for the family to become whole again. However, I believe that Act 2 focuses more on assimilation, Walter’s childishness, and Mr. Linder and the community’s racism. Assimilation is one culture changing to become like another culture....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, Racial segregation]

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The American Nightmare: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

- In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, she uses the African American Younger family as a representation of the entire race’s struggle for the American Dream. America has always had slogans such as “the land of the free” and “liberty and justice for all”. The Younger family is finding out, like generations before them, the American Dream isn’t at all what it seems if you’re black. The family eagerly awaits the insurance check from the death of their father, while living a life of constant struggle and hardships, in a Chicago neighborhood, on the Southside of town....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun, racism, ]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

- The chasing of a mirage is a futile quest where an individual chases an imaginary image that he or she wants to capture. The goal of this impossible quest is in sight, but it is unattainable. Even with the knowledge that failure is inevitable, people still dream of catching a mirage. There is a fine line that separates those who are oblivious to this fact, and to those who are aware and accept this knowledge. The people who are oblivious represent those who are ignorant of the fact that their dream will be deferred....   [tags: character and story analysis]

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Lorraine Hansberry 's A Dream Deferred

- A Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is realistic fiction in which the play’s title and the characters represent the play’s theme. The play focused on Black America’s struggles to reach the American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness during the 1950’s and the 1960’s the idea of everyone having the chance to achieve a better life should exist for all. Hansberry created her title using a line from Langston Hughes’ poem “A Dream Deferred”. The original poem was written in 1951 about Harlem....   [tags: African American, Langston Hughes]

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Reading Response for My Antonia

- When recalling the female characters from My Antonia an anecdote about carrots, eggs, and coffee beans comes to mind. Each of the items on their own have good qualities however when the items are placed in boiling water they drastically changed. The carrots strong and hard become weak after being placed in the boiling water. The once fragile eggs become hard and rigid. Coffee beans however release their flavor and aroma. The coffee beans changed the least but by changing the water or their surroundings become something better....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Significance of a Title

- Essay Question: How is the title of the two plays, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the Piano Lesson by significant. Compare the interpretation of the title and the actual moral to the play. The Significance of a Title The title of stories, poems, or plays may be significant in many ways. It may be a clue to the moral of the story or even a symbol of something very important in the text. In the play the Piano Lesson, you can clearly grab the meaning from the word lesson; a lesson given by a teacher to play an instrument such as a piano in this case....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Comparing Light and Growth in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman

- Light and Growth in A Raisin in the Sun and Death of a Salesman.        In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, both authors use motifs of light and growth within their settings to convey messages about the intrinsic values and potentiality of their characters. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a faint little light, filtering through the kitchen window. It's not much of a light, but it is successfully kindled by Lena Younger to keep her little plant alive and to help sow the seed of human dignity in her children....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Comparison of the Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Harlem

- A Dream Deferred in A Raisin in the Sun and Harlem In Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, the author reveals a hard-working, honest African-American family struggling to make their dreams come true. Langston Hughes' poem, "Harlem," illustrates what could happen if those dreams never came to fruition. Together, both Hansberry and Hughes show the effects on human beings when a long-awaited dream is thwarted by economic and social hardships. Each of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun has a dream for which they base their whole happiness and livelihood on attaining....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Essay on Clash of Cultures Portrayed in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Clash of Cultures Portrayed in The Joy Luck Club   The environment in which one grows up molds their character and behavior. The four daughters portrayed in The Joy Luck Club are of Chinese descent, yet they are not Chinese. The daughters speak in English, not the language of their mothers, Mandarin. The daughters are addressed by their English names, or they do not have a Chinese name at all. They think as Americans and have little memory of their Chinese thinking, customs or traditions.   " In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have bought to America....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Olaf's Hatred Toward Jim in Big Black Good Man

- Olaf's Hatred Toward Jim in Big Black Good Man Olaf's hatred toward Jim in the "Big Black Good Man" was unnecessary. His fear of Jim is what initially caused this hatred. Olaf had no reason to fear or hate Jim. He hated Jim just because of who he was; a "Big Black Good Man" (Wright 265). Olaf's hatred of Jim is manifested in several ways throughout the story; when he called Jim a nigger, after his conversation with Lena, and his fantasy of a white shark eating Jim. Olaf's first sign of hatred is when he called Jim a nigger in his thoughts....   [tags: Papers]

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Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Chinese Culture vs. American Culture in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club An author's cultural background can play a large part in the authors writing. Amy Tan, a Chinese-American woman, uses the cultural values of Chinese women in American culture in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. These cultural values shape the outcome of The Joy Luck Club. The two cultural value systems create conflict between the characters. In The Joy Luck Club, the chapter "Waiting Between the Trees" illustrates major concerns facing Chinese-American women....   [tags: Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club]

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My Antonia Essay: Independence and Belonging

- Independence and Belonging in My Antonia In My Antonia there are two types of women, those who want to have a man and those who don¹t. The key word is want, at no point does a woman need a man in the entire course of the novel. From the Hired Girls to Tiny Soderball and Lena Lingard women are capable of self sufficiency and happiness. The majority of the truly contented people are either alone or living without the opposite sex. Antonia and Cuzak are the only example of a ³normal² happy couple, all others have some problems that prevent a normal relationship....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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Summary : ' The Treasure Maps ' Wake The Crew ! Prepare The Cannons ! '

- Hoist the colours. Unfurl the treasure maps. Wake the crew. Prepare the cannons. 7 Magic Islands, the website where children learn and play, proudly unveils the upcoming launch of their first interactive story app, “World’s Best” featuring the exciting adventure World’s Best Pirate. Dive into a worldwide pirate competition, with YOU as the star. This app takes your picture and magically transforms you into the brave, legendary Captain Salty Dog, ruler of the seven seas. With Jackson The Parrot by your side, you will take on Salty Dog’s rivals, the dreaded Lame Jack and his matey, One-Eyed Hugh as you compete for the title of World’s Best Pirate....   [tags: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, The Walt Disney Company]

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The Effects of Dreams and Desires in a Raisin in the Sun

- Throughout the play, the characters’ dreams reflect something they feel that is missing in life; Benetha’s lack of identity and Walter’s lack of authority being two major points in the play. Like the continuous flow of nonsense from a desperate student’s brain through fingertips and onto a badly constructed paper, what the characters are lacking in life inspire the dreams that eventually cause their actions. In A Raisin in the Sun, the main characters’ attainment of his or her respective dream continuously affect their individual actions....   [tags: script, drama, play]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The American Dream: an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity; also: the prosperity or life that is the realization of this ideal. (Webster Dictionary) For many generations, people have searched for fulfillment through the idea of the American Dream. People who strive to achieve: wealth, happiness, social status, and who want to change their lives have chased this idea. Those who strive to achieve greatness in the American Dream try to climb up the social ladder and out of poverty to make something out of themselves....   [tags: lavish parties, prosperity, egalitarianism]

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Youthful Versus Mature : ' Sisterhood Of A Traveling Pants '

- Youthful versus Mature: In the film Sisterhood of a Traveling Pants the four best friends Carmen, Tibby, Bridget and Lena knew each other since they were born. All four of their moms met at a yoga class while pregnant with similar due dates. Ever since the girls were little babies they have been very close to each other. All four of them went to the same elementary school, middle school and high school together. The girls love doing activities together especially in the summer. As they the four grew older they became more stable and mature and they always support and trust each another....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship, Love]

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Analysis Of Pink And Blue Is An Understatement For Gender Representation

- Pink and blue is an understatement for gender representation in shows like “Girls”. Girls, which premiered on HBO in 2012, was written by feminist/actress Lena Dunham, who is one of the main protagonists on the show. Girls is based around four girls who are all best friends living in New York, but each having their own significant arcs and personalities. Marnie, Shoshanna, Jessa, and Hannah are all great representatives of an early 20s couple of girls with relatable and real life conflicts. The show Girls represents gender equality in a phenomenal way, as the show delves into real life problems, breaking sexist norms and capturing the attention of the audience with relatable “little things”...   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Man]

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Analysis Of Leila Abouzeid And The Joy Luck Club

- In the books Year of the Elephant by Leila Abouzeid and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan the protagonists, Zahra and Ying-ying St. Clair, share a similar struggle. They both suffer from a loss brought about by their husbands that causes them emotional distress, and due to male superiority in patriarchal societies the men are able to alter the lives of their wives without any consequences or feelings of guilt for their wrong doing. However, having experienced the same struggle the women cope with it differently....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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My Antonia by Willa Cather

- My Antonia by Willa Cather "Disapprobation hurt me, I found—even that of people whom I did not admire." (164). In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, society seems to govern the lives of many people. But for the others, who see past society's stereotypical values, had enough strength to overcome this and allowed them to achieve their dreams. Throughout the book, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want....   [tags: Papers]

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A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

- A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, has often been dubbed a “black” play by critics since its debut on Broadway in 1959. This label has been reasonably assigned considering the play has a cast that consists primarily of African American actors; however, when looking beyond the surface of this play and the color of the author and characters, one can see that A Raisin in the Sun actually transcends the boundaries of racial labels through the universal personalities assigned to each character and the realistic family situations that continue to evolve throughout the storyline....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry]

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Faulkner's Ability to Draw Empathy From the Reader

- “Dysfunctional families pervade Yoknapatawpa County” (Urgo 66). The ventures of the three key characters in Light in August lead to inevitable outcomes due to their families’ neglect. Each individual respectively has his own faults in life. However, it is a mixture of childhood negligence and happenstance which causes these characters to isolate themselves and commit negative acts. Undoubtedly, William Faulkner develops empathy through the trials of Hightower, Lena Grove, and Joe Christmas as they confront their families’ past actions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Disease Of Love By Lauren Oliver

- Amor deliria nervosa. The disease of love. In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, a dystopian novel, love is a fatal disease. The disease comes in four phases whose symptoms include, but are not limited to: preoccupation; difficulty focusing... reduced mental awareness; racing thoughts; impaired reasoning skills... periods of euphoria... obsessive thoughts and actions... paranoia; insecurity... difficulty breathing... complete breakdown of rational faculties; erratic behavior; violent thoughts and fantasies; hallucinations and delusions......   [tags: Love, Romance, Romance, Protagonist]

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Big Black Good Man By Richard Wright

- In the short story “Big Black Good Man”, we see a third-person narrator who tells the story from Olaf Jenson 's point of view. The story reflects the time it was written where race was common in society. In this story we can remind ourselves of little lessons that can be applied every day in life. In the beginning, Olaf was a good man of relaxation and satisfaction. Olaf makes a decision that changes his life. In the next year he finally finds closure. Things take a big turn when a big black man walks through the door of Olaf’s hotel....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Blackness]

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Conflict in Spunk

- Throughout Spunk the characters are faced with well-defined and realistic conflicts, making the story enjoyable to read. In general there are many conflicts, but looking deeper into the text you will find the issue of love; two men fight over the woman they are in love with. More specifically, Spunk the protagonist of the story battles the ‘spirit’ of Joe Kanty. Spunk seems to slowly almost go insane, for seeing bobcats to Joe’s ‘spirit’ pushing and killing him. The major conflict in Spunk is the two main male characters fighting over the love of Lena Kanty....   [tags: Spunk]

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The Wedding

- During the ensuing years, Lena would spend many evenings in that uncomfortable wooden chair, pretending to sip the pungent, fragrant “martoonies” Jo-Ann always served, contemplating Maude’s indignant back, and listening to what she would later call “Jo-Ann Stories”: madcap adventures which many times seemed as if they should have been played out in some crazy sitcom on television. Lena would remember stories such as the “Uninhibited Island” in which Jo-Ann would explain that she and a friend had flown to his privately owned island and decided to skinny dip....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Centuries ago, Americans were fighting for their freedom from Britain. Then, the American dream was to have freedom. To American then, being free and having their own individual country was enough. Up until a few decades ago, African Americans were fighting to have equal rights. They thought this was all they needed and they would be truly happy. Somewhere over the course of time; happiness had a new meaning for all Americans. Now material possessions are what it takes to be happy. The American dream is to be rich....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comparing the Minority Experience in Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street

- Women Minority Experience in Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street     The two novels Baby of the Family, and House on Mango Street expose the minority experience through the perspective of a child, struggling to find an identity in their own unique views of the cultures they are growing up in. The life of Lena's family, one of an upper class African American family in the southern part of the United States, appeals to the ideal of the New American as her family blends the dominant culture with their minority background in their everyday life experiences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Similar Roles of Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

- Similar Roles of Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club          The Joy Luck Club, a novel by Amy Tan, is structured in an unusual way.  It is divided into four different sections.  Each section has four stories told by four different women.  In the first section all the mothers, in the Joy Luck Club, talk about their childhood.  In the next two sections the daughters talk about their childhood and their experiences through life.  In the last section the four mothers speak about the stories of when they were younger, around their daughters' age.  This novel explores countless topics.  Not only does it deal with gender identity and the relationships between Chinese-American c...   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Comparing Social Class in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost

- Social Class in Baby of the Family and Black Girl Lost         Socioeconomic indicators such as education, income, and occupation are measures of social class (Social World). The novels Baby of the Family (Ansa, 1989), and Black Girl Lost (Goines, 1973) are examined to determine the intricate role one's environment plays in dictating the type of life one leads. "The class you are born into and raised in, class is your understanding of the world and where you fit in. It's composed of ideas, behavior, attitudes, values, and language ....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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