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An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl

- An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl                 Grace King's The Little Convent Girl is an excellent example of post-Civil War realism incorporating a trick-ending. In this local color short story, King methodically lures the reader into a false belief that her story is about an insignificant and nameless young girl who, after twelve years seclusion in a convent, is exposed to the fervor and excitement of a steamboat trip down the Mississippi River. The success of Ms. King's trick-ending is achieved through three basic elements; 1) de-emphasizing the importance of the main character, 2) tidbits of information followed by wordy misdirection, and 3) a false climax....   [tags: Little Convent Girl Essays]

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Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl

- Moral Ambiguity of Charlie in The Little Drummer Girl            In George J. Lennard’s, “John le Carre” critical assessment of the ending of Little Drummer Girl, he claims that “Charlie can not continue to act in the theater of the real...she can no longer return to the romantic fluff of Western middle class society.” Charlie’s last line in the novel, the theater of the real, are “I am dead” (pp.659), which confirms Lennard’s statement. Charlie, an actress, by nature and craft is a coerced into a scheme to infiltrate a terrorist ring, against her convictions....   [tags: Little Drummer Girl Essays]

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Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore

- Little Girl Lost is an autobiography written by actress Drew Barrymore. When this book was written Drew was around the age fourteen. Drew Barrymore is the grand-daughter of actor John Barrymore. Most people know Drew from the hit movie E.T where she captured the hearts of thousands of people. Sadly, during this time, all of the fame got to her, she began partying which led to drinking. Drinking led to doing drugs like marijuana, and eventually cocaine; she was only twelve years old (Barrymore 1)....   [tags: autobiography review]

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Every Little Girl’s Idol

- For sure, little girls more often than not are prone to fantasize about their future and how they will turn out to be when they’re grown up. The future for each little girl is a world full of challenges, surprises and expectations, not to mention fear and excitement. In other words, the future is not yet seen in a girl’s mind but, she wants to get a glimpse of it, that is why, playing with dolls and girly items are a little girl’s attempts to fantasize or at least get an idea of what she will look like in the future....   [tags: Marketing ]

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The Little Girl Who Changed My Life

- When I was a child, my grandparents always told me that children are the future of our world. A child needs to be shown how much they are able to achieve. A child not shown that will never blossom into the beautiful flower which they are meant to be. That is why I chose to volunteer at my community elementary school. I wanted to live the words that my grandparents told me, the words that would make a difference in my future. I was handpicked by the principal and the teacher to be the friend of a child who needed me....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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A Little Girl's Poem

- A Little Girl's Poem Her hair was up in a ponytail Her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, And she couldn't wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, That she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, If she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; She knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates Of why he wasn't there today. But still her mother worried, For her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, She tried to keep her daughter home....   [tags: Papers]

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Daddy's Little Girl

- Dr. Haim Ginott, a renowned Psychologist, mentor and a teacher once remarked, “Children are like wet cement; whatever falls on them makes an impression.” Thus, the effects of absent fathers on children may in fact, shape their perception of the world around them. Even though developing a stronger relationship with one parent is an effect of absenteeism fathers, it also comes with the challenges of engaging in early sexual activities, diminished cognitive development and poor school performance, which are effects exhibited by many daughters....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Analysis of Little Girl Lost by Blake

- Analysis of Little Girl Lost by Blake "A Little GIRL Lost" from Songs of Experience is one of Blake's most important poems. Though judging the aesthetic value of a poem is nearly impossible, I would contend that "A Little Girl Lost" is "better" than "The Little Girl Lost" found in Songs of Innocence. Perhaps because "A Little Girl Lost" was composed as an afterthought to its original counterpart, having been first written in "Innocence," it acts as a conclusion to the original poem. The two poems both observe a young girl as she encounters a world filled with innocence (in "The Little Girl Lost") and a world of experience ("A Little Girl Lost")....   [tags: Poem Poetry Analysis Poet Essays]

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Book Review: Little Girl Lost

- PART A Little Girl Lost is an autobiography of Drew Barrymore co-written with PEOPLE magazine's Todd Gold. Drew Barrymore, a twenty-five year old actress (ET, Never Been Kissed, to-be-released Charlie's Angels) has overcome an addiction, proven herself to be a competent, intelligent woman, and is a major influential role model among today's teenage girls. Her biography begins with her first blockbuster, ET, and her experiences while filming and during post-production, as well as the relationships that were made and have served as basis of support throughout her whole life (Steven Spielberg as her Godfather)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Babies, Not Barbies: A Case Against Little Girl Beauty Pageants

- Naturally, young girls love to dress-up as their mothers and wear their make-up, clothing, and heels. Children’s imagination and inclination to pretend characterizes childhood. However, in the world of pageantry, there is a blur between little girls’ imagination and transforming into a fake “persona.” Although some parents believe beauty pageants are healthy competition for children, beauty pageants exploit young girls by glamorizing perfection, unrealistically portraying girls as “Barbies,” and by setting a superficial expectation in which self-esteem ties to attractiveness....   [tags: self-esteem tying to attractiveness]

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Drawing: A Little Girl Stretching her Hand to Touch the Rain, Waiting for the Rainbow

- ... He also tells the people who are about to experience the rain not to lose hope, because they will find happiness. As we see this picture, we can see that there is a cycle in the picture. In the first and third line, it talks about rainbow and happiness, and the second and fourth line talks about rain and sadness. The reason why the author delivered his message this way is because he wanted to show that life can be good at times, but at the same time, it also can be awful. The author uses the rain to represent hardships and rainbows as happiness....   [tags: picture interpretation, hope, happiness]

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Curiostiy in The Little Convent Girl

- When people use expressions such as “curiosity killed the cat,” they usually don’t mean it literally. However this is a theme of Grace King’s short story, “The Little Convent Girl”. The Little Convent Girl is curious to find her mother, and see the outside world because she was never able to while living in the convent. However, because she is so used to her own lifestyle, it becomes difficult for her to accept and adapt to the American society. The Little Convent Girl’s curiosity (more than just about her mother) and her inability to adapt to the information that her curiosity reveals ultimately causes her to commit suicide....   [tags: Grace King]

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Canvas with a Monster Figure Behind a Little Red Girl

- Words are powerful although at times actions can harm as well. The well-known saying is “actions speak louder than words,” and In this case they did. A girl can resemble “A girl in the shape of a monster” (Macleod, P.40.) On the canvas there is a shadow of a monster, using negative space by using newspaper as the monster with a black background symbolizing contrary and verbal communication. Inside of the monster figure is a girl with her arms up and painted red signifying the young people taking part in bullying....   [tags: bullying, illustration, newspaper]

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William Blake's The Tyger, London, and the Little Girl Lost

- William Blake's The Tyger, London, and the Little Girl Lost William Blake's the Tyger is a reminiscent of when God questions Job rhetorically about his creations. The Tyger also uses a significant amount of imagery and symbolism, which contributes to its spiritual aspects. In the poem London, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory. This associated with London and to show how 'real' people of London felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful city where the wealthy lived and socialized....   [tags: Papers]

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Your Lost Little Girl by James Morrison

- Your Lost Little Girl by James Morrison The song "Your Lost Little Girl" was a metaphorical symbolism for everything Morrison believed in. It reflects Jim's terrible disposition for authority and his goal to show people the way to freedom. He believed that to accept authority was to become authority. His excessive drug use and drinking fueled him to write some of the most original and visionary music ever. It also led him to a mind state that left some people thinking him insane and others thinking him a god....   [tags: Papers]

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Is the Ever-Changing Role of Women Affecting Marriages?

- Is the ever-changing role of women affecting marriages. It used to be normal for a little girl to have the 1950’s housewife fantasy in her head because it is all she knew (Loh). She wants to grow up and marry a rich man who will kiss her on the cheek each morning as he heads out the door to his office. She then cleans the kitchen, makes lunch for the kids, gets the children off to school and the rest of the day is filled with laundry and chores. Dinner is on the table when her husband returns. She does this day after day, just like every female ancestor before her (Roberts)....   [tags: husbands, little girl, work force, right to vote]

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Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and Eisenhart's You Cant Hack It Little Girl

- Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and R Wayne Eisenhart's “You Cant Hack It Little Girl: A Discussion Of The Covert Psychological Agenda of Modern Combat Training,” Stanley Kubrick uses his film, Full Metal Jacket to say that people today are brainwashed products of decades of conditioning. Kubrick strongly encourages us to relish individual thought. He expresses that society’s ideology encourages conformity, which can eventually cause fatality. Also the article “You Cant Hack It Little Girl: A Discussion Of The Covert Psychological Agenda of Modern Combat Training” by R Wayne Eisenhart realizes the extreme repression on individuality in the Marines....   [tags: essays papers]

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Little Red Cap Folk Tale

- ... On the other hand, a bottle of wine represents virginity of the girl. Wine bottle made up of glass, which means it is fragile. Once the glass has broken, it cannot fix back to whole again. Same as virginity, once she loses it, it will be gone forever. Likewise, her mother tells her not to leave the path or she might break the wine bottle. The girl has to listens and obeys her mother in order to be safe. The mother asks the girl to bring to food to her sick grandmother inside the forest, so she has to walk pass the forest to reach her destination....   [tags: mother, grandmother, girl, village]

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This Is How You Turn a Girl Into a Woman

- Stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. This is not your typical short story piece. Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is an expressive, one-page portrait of womanhood. This methodical monologue is narrated by a strict and caring mother. Kincaid writes a “how-to guide” on the transformation from a little girl into a woman, by means of exposing gender roles. Most sentences start with “This is how you...” which directly informs the reader of what, or what not, to do to be a respectable woman. Girl is written in a very poetic style that is reminiscent of modern slam poetry....   [tags: Girl by Jamaica Kinkaid]

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Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood

- That particular day, I left my den to go on a nice hike through the woods. Then I met her. Little Red Riding Hood came wandering up the path. She told me she wanted to go to her grandmother’s house, which was just down the path, but she was lost, so I, being the kind wolf I am, gave her directions. She thanked me and skipped off happily. Later on, I began to worry if she reached the house safely. After all, she had seemed apt to getting lost. So I went to go check the grandmother’s house to see if she had arrived yet....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, short story]

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The Little Mermaid: Hans Christian Andersen vs Walt Disney

- The Little Mermaid is well known to everyone, but which version is known best. Hans Christian Andersen or Walt Disney, both are very similar mostly because Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid was the most popular version of the story before Walt Disney. Although Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” published in 1837, contains many patronizing nineteenth-century attitudes towards women, a value system that at least acknowledges the legitimacy of femininity shapes the fairytale. Unfortunately, Walt Disney’s 1989 film version of “The Little Mermaid” eliminates the values that affirm femininity in the original story (Trites 145) Walt Disney needed to change his version and many...   [tags: The Little Mermaid Essays]

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An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough

- An Analysis of Extraordinary Little Cough   The text written by Dylan Thomas is an interesting semi-autobiographical one, that may seem to be a simple piece of prose at a first glance,  but goes a lot deeper,  by playing with the language,  and cultural peculiarities.       One of the things that distinguishes this text from a lot of his others,  is the fact that it is partially written in a narrative form.  The author takes two roles in this piece of prose.  Some of the time he takes on the role of a narrator,  and is telling the story,  as if he were telling the reader about something that happened to him as a child....   [tags: Extraordinary Little Cough]

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Eudora Welty's The Little Store

- Eudora Welty's The Little Store Eudora Welty, the author of 'The Little Store,' is also the narrator in her story. Upon looking back at her childhood, Eudora realized she was a creative little girl who liked to read and to write. She had the naivety of a child. The town where I was born is only 150 miles from where Eudora was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Therefore, I really enjoyed this story because I really felt like I could relate to it. West Point, where I was born, resembles Jackson a great deal....   [tags: Eudora Welty Little Store Essays]

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Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood

- Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood The psychologist Sigmund Freud created many theories on how people are and why they do the things they do. His psychoanalytic theories are used today to for a better understanding of and to analyze literature. Freud’s three key zones of mental process are the id, the ego and the superego. The id is one of the most important of the three when talking about “Little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault. The author tries to show that being impulsive and basically giving in to your id is not the best way to live one’s life....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie

- Narrative Style of Little House on The Prairie When you first start reading Little House on the Prairie you notice it is told through the eyes of a little girl named Laura. Her point of view is very realistic and captivating. She pays very close attention to the details of the day to day living and the events that are happening around her. She also notices how the prairie looks and what the weather is like each day. With her descriptions you can picture everything in your mind clearly, and you feel like you are right there next to Laura living her life....   [tags: Little House Prairie]

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Psychoanalytic Approach to Little Red Riding Hood

- Psychoanalytic Approach to Little Red Riding Hood Although there are numerous approaches employed in understanding literature, the psychoanalytic interpretation most significantly attempts to utilize the symbolic mysteries of a work. In exclusive contrast to the formal approach, which focuses entirely on the wording, the fascinating aspect of the psychoanalytic investigation is that it searches for a purpose beyond that which is strictly in the text. By insinuating the existence of innate and hidden motives, it allows for a broad range of abstract and creative possibilities....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood

- A Psychoanalytical Look at Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood Sigmund Freud, the key developer of the psychoanalytical approach to the human mind, created a theory that can explain the driving force behind all forms of human life. In his theories he uses the desire for sexual pleasure as one of those driving forces, but very often, according to Freud, those desires are not met, weather they are through the actual event of receiving pleasure or through some alternate form of dispersing the energy that the desire builds....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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Psychological Approach to Little Red Riding Hood

- Psychological Approach to “Little Red Riding Hood”       By looking at Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood you can apply the three Freudian zones of the psychological approach to the poem, which are the id, superego, and ego. The three Freudian zones allow the reader to look at different aspects that is believed to rule our lives.  Each zone has a different meaning that interrelates with the other.  Broumas’ Little Red Riding Hood has lots of evidence that gives clues to what the main character may have been proposing to her mother....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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The Little Rock 9

- • Introduction • The controversial topic of race • "Beyond religion, beyond class, beyond politics and ideology, for centuries race has been the single most controversial question in America’s dialog. Even three years after the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education deemed that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the arrival of the nine black students to the all-white southern school was a threat to white Americans."(Dickerson) • There were over 100 black students who signed up to go to Little Rock Central High, but only 9 ended up there....   [tags: The Little Rock 9]

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A Mysterious Girl Appears

- The girl with an innocent heart traverses through an alley of darkness, of doors, and of chaos leading to the unknown. There, guided by the lost, provided the path to where the girl deemed she need to be. The girl entered the door, into a world once was promised for her to visit. Though, the girl was not happy, since she was all by herself; even less now that the time she will spend there remains in uncertainty. The girl lost consciousness, and slept without a dream, in the world she thought was a dream....   [tags: girl, innocent, dream, fate, question]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives they live and how they transform into “little women.” Since there is really no antagonist or bad guy portrayed in this novel, Jo March is considered the protagonist....   [tags: Essays on Little Women]

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Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl A recurring theme in, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is Harriet Jacobs's reflections on what slavery meant to her as well as all women in bondage. Continuously, Jacobs expresses her deep hatred of slavery, and all of its implications. She dreads such an institution so much that she sometimes regards death as a better alternative than a life in bondage. For Harriet, slavery was different than many African Americans....   [tags: Slavery Jacobs Life Slave Girl Essays]

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Is Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood Relevant to the Modern World?

- Is Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood Relevant to the Modern World. A story commonly spread through word of mouth, Charles Perrault wrote an early rendition of Little Red Riding Hood in 1697. Between the late 17th century and today, there have been a few changes in societal norms, customs, and understandings of social values. To summarize, laws based on religion have given way to laws based on science…in turn, scientists have taken their newfound social power and discovered ways to destroy all life on Earth…following that, humans have practiced leaving the planet, preparing for the inevitable day when our self-created nuclear holocaust gives us no other choice…and lastly, various oppr...   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood Essays]

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Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted

- Bridging Two Worlds in Girl Interrupted      Susanna Kaysen's memoir, Girl Interrupted describes Kaysen's struggle to transcend across the boundary that separates her from two parallel universes: the worlds of sanity and insanity, security and vulnerability. In this memoir, Kaysen details her existence as a psychiatric patient diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in a mental institution where time seems circular alongside a parallel universe where time is normally linear. The hospital itself becomes a paradoxical representation of both strict confinement and ultimate personal freedom....   [tags: Girl Interrupted]

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Realistic Dual Natures in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

- Realistic Dual Natures in Alcott’s Little Women “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual′s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is” - Carl Jung Each of us has the capacity for virtue or vice, and our daily actions reflect the combination of both.  In literature, however, people are sometimes depicted as being completely one or the other, giving us inaccurate views of human nature.  We identify better with characters who are more like us--neither completely good nor bad.  Meg, Jo and Amy March in Alcott’s Little Women do not flatly portray complete good or complete evil, but their realistic dual natures increase their believability and...   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

- Stories were invented a by people at the dawn of civilization for many reasons. Some stories were invented to tell history, some to show patterns. In the book "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" they discover what stories can do to them, and how powerful they are. In the book the Communists ban literature so the people lose there individualism so the government can have complete control of the nation. Stories told to show the past are important because they make people remember the past so they don't repeat it....   [tags: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress]

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Women Empowerment: The Construction of Female Gender in Anne of Green Gables & Little Women

- Introduction The antebellum period brought about many changes in American society. One of those changes was the manner in which American households were organized. Robert Max Jackson argues in his account on gender inequality that up to the 1820s a patriarchal ideology predominated the American household giving fathers absolute authority; they would rule their homes as “communal enterprises” in which husband and wife worked together in order to earn a living. However, from the 1820s onwards the economy rapidly expanded as a consequence of the industrial revolution and many men started to work away from home in industrial and commercial firms, leaving their wives at home to carry out the dom...   [tags: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women]

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Power And Control In Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- The world of Stephen Crane’s novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, is a dark, violent place. People curse one another openly and instigate fights over petty issues. The intense poverty of the populace leads to a feeling of general despair and creates a lack of self-confidence in each individual. People want to feel that they mean something. They want to know that their life does not go unnoticed. They desire power over others lives. The poor, who are constantly controlled by the rich, yearn for the opportunity to control their world....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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The Development of the Hero in Little Women

-  Louisa May Alcott furnishes a probing look at the hero through recognition of how the imaginary hero of romantic fiction is not always the ideal while bringing the reader to see the heroic in the everyday lives of four young women with the primary emphasis falling on Jo. In the chapter, "Castles in the Air," as each of the characters envisions the distant future (ten years hence anyway), Jo remarks, "I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle-- something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide

- Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women as a Moral Guide Little Women was published in 1868, just a few short years after the Civil War that had devastated the country came to an end. People across the nation were trying to come to terms with emancipation and its implications, and many felt somewhat lost after witnessing the gruesome ideological struggle. In Little Women, Louisa May Alcott attempts to guide the nation’s children through this delicate period of social upheaval by giving them a moral guide to follow....   [tags: Little Women]

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Magical Realism and Unrequited Love in Isabel Allende’s “The Little Heidelberg”

- Throughout Isabel Allende’s Story, “The Little Heidelberg”, love and magical realism can be observed. There are plentiful details in describing the physical characteristics of the setting and the people and scenery within the tale. These techniques reinforce the theme, of which is unrequited love. “The Little Heidelberg” is the story of a small dance hall. The customers of The Little Heidelberg are typically older men and women, many of whom are foreigners who cannot speak English. One of these is El Capitán, a retired Finnish sea captain, who has been dancing with niña Eloísa, a lovely Russian woman, weekly for forty years....   [tags: Isabel Allende, Little Heidelberg, magical realism]

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The Negative Impact of Industrialization on Children in Mahew's The Watercress Girl

- The Negative Impact of Industrialization on Children in Mahew's The Watercress Girl The age of Industrialization brought about many enlightening changes to urban society. The technical innovations of the machine age and the inventions of mass transit (railroad) brought people in droves to the cities, forcing crowded unsanitary conditions. The increased need for workers put women and children into the workforce, providing cheap labor, but resulting in inhumane working conditions and "some of the worst evils of the factory system, [in which] workers, including children, toiled for up to sixteen hours a day, six days a week, under inhuman conditions: deafening noise, poor ventilation, dangero...   [tags: Watercress Girl Essays]

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: She Never Had a Chance

- Maggie Never Had a Chance “She imagined a future rose-tinted because of its distance from all she had experienced before,” (53). The distance from the broken furniture and drunken bawls was not far. Maggie’s new wonderful cultural experience was a short glimpse at New York’s museums with time spent at cheap theatres and dance halls. Instead of a fairy tale story, Crane told of reality in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets – the reality that would face a young girl from a dirt poor, chaotic existence....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

- Analysis of Stephen Crane's, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Today in modern America, it has become almost impossible to avoid the tales of horror that surround us almost anywhere we go. Scandals, murders, theft, corruption, extortion, abuse, prostitution, all common occurrences in this day in age. A hundred years ago however, people did not see the world in quite such an open manner despite the fact that in many ways, similarities were abundant. People’s lives were, in their views, free of all evil and pollution....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Steven Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- Maggie A Girl Of The Streets Maggie and Jimmie are two siblings being raised within the slums of New York City in the Stephen Crane novel; Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. The parents of these two are constantly fighting as broken furniture and fistfights are an everyday occurance in the decrepid family apartment. The mother and father fight while their children hide frightened as "There was a clash against the door and something broke into clattering fragments .... (Jimmie) heard howls and curses, groans and shrieks, confusingly in chorus as if a battle were raging" (11)....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It in a town in New England in the 1800’s. It about a family and the girls growing up during the 1800’s and the things they have to face. The growing pains that all girls have to go through even now. This was a very sad book at the end when Beth dies. The four main characters are Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth the story centers around the four girls and the life they have during the time they are growing up. Marmee the girls mother is another main character because she is always supporting them in every decision and helping them to make through bad times even when they did not get anything for Christmas....   [tags: Little Women Louisa Alcott Essays]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- It is interesting that Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women, in which she incorporates her own feelings and experiences. In fact, Jo's character is a near replication of Alcott herself. This makes the novel all the more interesting and personal, with the author speaking directly through the protagonist. Alcott writes the novel from third person limited point of view, focusing chiefly on Josephine March. She develops the characters brilliantly throughout the entire work, especially the March girls....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Beauty and the Beast by Madame Le Prince De Beaumont, Little Mermaid by Andersen and Cinderella by Perrault

- Young girls are often stuck in a world of make believe, they are fed fairytales, dream up unimaginable views of reality and believe everyone will find their prince charming. This unrealistic perspective is formed through their experiences with different fairytales. As G.K. Chesterton tells the fairytale are a realistic world for children, “Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten”. Fairytales lead these girls to believe that in order to find true love there is some sort of intense journey one must go on....   [tags: love, sacrifice, Cinderella, Little Mermaid]

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The Average Teenage Girl: Now and Then

- The story of Romeo and Juliet still holds great pull and significance in today’s society, regardless of the differences in beliefs and principles between William Shakespeare’s audience 500 years ago, and audiences at present. Teenagers all over the world have been able to relate with the play’s plot, characters, and themes for centuries. One relation that is commonly made is that of Juliet Capulet and the everyday teenage girl. Although Juliet and I are both very good girls to an extent and we are both hopeless romantics that may fall in love to quickly, we are different in regards to our relationship with our parents and our ability to create witty remarks during a conversation....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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A Foster Girl Who Blossomed

- I started working at an elementary school by my house in December of 2004. I was hired as a One on One in a first through third grade Special Education class room to work with a student with autism. Working in the class room I noticed that the teacher needed extra help with the other students, so I took that on too. I met a special little girl in this class that seemed to be withdrawn from her peers and some of the teachers. When, I met her she had chopped blonde hair to her ears with dirt on her face, and drool coming down her chin....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- Some people are made tough; others are born with a certain resilience that makes them less susceptible to being brought down by their surroundings or their predispositions. Stephen Crane’s character Maggie in his work Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is one of those unique few who has a little something extra in her being, some fiber that is stronger. Others in Maggie’s situation would likely fold under the pressure and succumb to what some might see as an inevitable destiny. Maggie, however, withstands great amounts of pressure and survives it for much longer than a weaker personality would....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Stephen Crane]

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A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women

- A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women The novels Jane Eyre and Little Women are strikingly similar in many ways, and the characters Jane Eyre and Jo March are almost mirrors of each other. There are many similarities between Jane and Jo, and also some differences, as well. From childhood, although they find themselves in completely different situations, both girls experience many of the same trials in their younger years. Jane is an orphan who has no family to call her own, and lives with an aunt and cousins who despise and dislike her....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing Eyre Little Essays]

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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

- The book “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey is a heart wrenching story of James’ time in drug rehab. In this book Frey is trying to inform the reader about what it is like to go through rehab. He describes his entire time, from the day before he arrives until the day he leaves. He describes all his feelings and the routine life they give him at the clinic. The main themes of this book are holding on and love. He has trouble making any progress with the program until another patient, named Leonard, gives James a talk about holding on....   [tags: Million Little Pieces James Frey Book Report]

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Love’s Hate in Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song and Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan

- William Congreve, a play writer wrote, “Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned” (459 Congreve). The feeling of betrayal and enraged love as described in Congreve’s mighty words, is cohesive between both Sylvia Plath’s, “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, and, “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan. Similarities that coexist between the two poems are: theme, imagery, and repetition. Love can be beautiful and bright, it can also be dark and depressing, as exemplified in both Plath’s and Sheehan’s writing....   [tags: Mad Girl’s Love Song, Hate Poem]

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The Importance of the Family in Louisa May Alcott Little Women

- Many times people are asked to think about what is important to them. A person may say their home, car, children, material items and some may even say family. In the book Little Women (1868-1869) written by Louisa May Alcott illustrates several family values. The story of the March family starts out during the civil war in New England. The family is left to survive on their own because their father went to protect his country. During the years of life the March children, Margaret (Meg), Josephine (Jo), Beth and Amy, had to face the fact that they were very poor, and couldn't have everything that they fancied....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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I'm Just a Girl

- ... Every single woman on the earth has a life that is individual to their circumstances, home environment, and experiences, thus every feminist considers herself to be such for different reasons. Not only does the society in which a woman exists determine her type of feminism but why she labels herself a feminist is also determined by her culture, race, and sexual orientation. A woman’s culture regulates the issues that are important in her life, such as equal work for equal pay in the US or domestic violence in the UK, for example....   [tags: feminist, sexuality, society, standards]

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A Destructive Society Exposed in Steven Crane’s Maggie A Girl Of The Streets

- A Destructive Society Exposed in Maggie In Maggie, Stephen Crane deals with poverty and vice, not out of curiosity or to promote debauchery but as a defiant statement voicing the life in slums. Drawing on personal experience, he described the rough and treacherous environment that persisted in the inner-city. By focusing on the Johnsons, Crane personalizes a large tragedy that affected and reflected American society as a whole. His creation of Maggie was to symbolize a person unscathed by their physical environment....   [tags: Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets]

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Messages in the Film " Stuart Little"

- Children's literature the movie" STUART LITTLE” Three scenes i.e. when Stuart meets a girl of exactly his height for the first time, on the way home from school in his miniature red sports car an injured bird Margalo falls into the car when Falcon swoops very suddenly out of the sky after Margalo has fallen into Stuart’s car and continues to chase them until they get safely home, the disturbing scenes graphic description of how Falcons kill their prey, that is by dropping them from a great height and a little later Stuart Little is dropped from a very tall building, picked from the Columbia Pictures presentation Stuart little, produced by Jason Clark, with Jeff Franklin and Steve Waterman p...   [tags: Values, Loyalty]

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Balzac and the Little Chine Seamstress

- In the novel Balzac and the Little Chine Seamstress the two main characters, Luo and the narrator uses books to educate an uncultured Little Seamstress. Later on in the story, their plan “backfires” because the Little Seamstress discovers the woman’s beauty is a gift beyond price. At first, although it felt like it left a horrible crises on the characters of the book; it ultimately led to a positive impact on each of their lives. One of the most important people the book impacted was the main narrator....   [tags: character, desire, experience]

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Little Bee by Chris Cleave

- Struggles result from the strains between conflicting powers in a literary work to captivate the reader in the plot and characters. The novel Little Bee, authored by Chris Cleave, exploits the individuality that lies within a person, as the characters have a person vs. self and also a person vs. person conflict while pursuing their own identities. Cleave introduces an internal conflict as Sarah defines their personal battles in depth: “The summer my husband died—we all had identities we were loath to let go of....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Little Red Riding Hood

- Throughout literature, authors employ a variety of strategies to highlight the central message being conveyed to the audience. Analyzing pieces of literature through the gender critics lens accentuates what the author believes to be masculine or feminine and that society and culture determines the gender responsibility of an individual. In the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, the gender strategies appear through the typical fragile women of the mother and the grandmother, the heartless and clever male wolf, and the naïve and vulnerable girl as little red riding hood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gender Criticism]

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Lullabies for Little Criminals

- Lullabies for little criminals tells the story of an 11 year old girl and her interactions with drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. We are introduced to Baby, who narrates her story in the first-person. The narrator of the novel is however an unreliable narrator because she is so young and innocent and often does not really understands what is happening to her. Heather O’Neill emphasizes the dark, grittiness of the Montreal street life by choosing the narration of an innocent child. We see multiple experiences that O’Neill enhances through her use of narration that causes Baby’s loss of innocence, such as drugs and hurt at a young age, prostitution and love....   [tags: drug, alcohol, prostitution]

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The Power of Love in Louisa May Alcott Little Women

- The Power of Love in Little Women         "Truly, love does work miracles!" (335)  The March family portrayed in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, was the classic American family. The father is fighting in war, the mother is all knowing and wise and the four daughters are budding seeds of independence. In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to all four of the sisters. Meg, the oldest, is wise and very concerned with class and the styles of the times. Jo was the least like any of her sisters....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Little Women Essays]

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Street Artist: Girl and Soldier by Banksy

- ... The first the thing the viewer sees is the little girl. The little girls bright pink dress creates emphasis through the use of contrasting colors. The pink in her dress contrasts with the black contour lines of her body. This makes her pop out more than the soldiers green uniform does. Although the girl is the focal point, the lines in this piece of art creates so much movement that you aren’t gazing at one place for long. The way her head is faced creates an implied line that brings your eyes to her arm .Her arm is outstretched downward to pat the soldier’s leg creating a diagonal line....   [tags: spray painted stencil, palestinians]

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The Increasing Prevalence of 'Girl Fighting' in Society

- It took the civil rights movement that began in the 1950’s to initiate wide ranging changes in the rights of women, further advanced by a coherent woman’s liberation movement beginning in the 1960’s (Garbarino 66). A couple months ago, girls from Husson University took down a man who was allegedly trying to stab his girlfriend, but the girls had learned pressure points and other martial arts to get the strength to bring the man down and get the girl to safety. Girls have been moving up on the metaphorical food chain secretly for a while now....   [tags: women's studies]

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Slavery and Christianity in Harriet A. Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

- The Incongruity of Slavery and Christianity in Harriet A. Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself Slavery, the “Peculiar Institution” of the South, caused suffering among an innumerable number of human beings. Some people could argue that the life of a domestic animal would be better than being a slave; at least animals are incapable of feeling emotions. Suffering countless atrocities, including sexual assault, beatings, and murders, these slaves endured much more than we would think is humanly possible today....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl]

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Immigration in Little Bee by Chris Cleave

- United States is a typical immigration country. There are many people come from different countries around the world who immigrated to the United States. As a new immgration of my self, since the day that I came to the United States, cosmopolitansim’s problem is the one that I deal with every day, and it is also the problem that I have been thinking a lot. Acoording to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status....   [tags: Illegal, UK, Nigeria]

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Octavia Butler's Kindred vs. Harriet Jacobs' Incidents In The Life of a Slave Girl

- Octavia Butler's Kindred vs. Harriet Jacobs' Incidents In The Life of a Slave Girl According to 'the conventions for slave narratives', it is possible to categorize Kindred by Octavia Butler as a slave narrative. However, the circumstances that take Dana back in time are imaginative and fantastical compared to slave narratives such as Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. While reading Kindred, one doesn't really get the experience of the slaves, but how Dana feels as she participates in slave times....   [tags: Jacobs Slave Girl Butler Kindred Essays]

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Little Bee and Incendiaryby Chris Cleave

- ... She changes her physical appearance for self-protection by hiding her femininity, and learns the “Queens English” in order to communicate and fit in with the general population, and finally she refrains from revealing her real name as a cover for her true identity. Her sense of insecurity of her true identity made her lose her faith in the world she lives in; she was baffled by the idea of her having to disguise herself for basic survival. Moving on, in Incendiary, the narrator, who is unnamed throughout the entirety of the book, is stripped of her husband and four year old son after they fall victim of a terrorist attack at a football match....   [tags: traumatic experience, feminity]

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Once There Were Two Little Girls...

- “There were once two little girls who saw, or believed they saw, a thing in a forest” (Byatt 324). So opens A.S. Byatt's short story, “The Thing in the Forest”; a dark little tale about two young girls named Penny and Primrose, and their experience during the Blitz in World War II (Byatt 325). They, along with many other children, get shipped off to the English countryside to be spared from the threat of bombs from Germany. After a long train ride and a sickening bus ride, they arrive at their destination....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Our Little Mary is Dying, Reverend

- ... “My little girl is dying, and my wife and children need comfort. I am here to ask if the reverend gentleman will attend.” “Wait there. I’ll ask him,” she said matter-of-factly, without any note of sympathy, understanding, or haste. “What’s your name?” “Gledhill, Seth Gledhill, and my wife’s name is Sarah. Our little Mary is dying,” he urged. “She was kicked by Master Staithes at the mill and is bleeding to death.” “Then she must have deserved it. Mister Staithes is a Christian gentleman and cares for his hands,” she spat, irritated by the suggestion that Staithes might have acted wrongly....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Little Willow

- `The Little Willow' is one of the short stories of author Frances Towers, collected in the book `Tea with Mr. Rochester'. Barely recognized in the field of literature, Frances Towers was born in 1885 in England and died in 1948 at the age of 63. It is said that Towers was a reluctant writer, who did not find writing easy. She wrote only eighteen stories during her lifetime, which was later on collected in the book `Tea with Mr. Rochester'. All of Towers's fiction is populated by sensitive, innocent women in search of love and hence, she is sometimes compared to Jane Austen....   [tags: American Literature]

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A Girl of Dreams

- A girl of 14 years, a girl of dreams, a girl of goals, that’s who I am. I’m a person that believes that dreams and goals are what we live for, facing obstructions and handling them are suspension of live, and what we love is the fuel that keeps us moving toward our dreams. For me life is like a path a long one. A path that has splinters and nails, a path that sometimes is so dark that u don’t know where you’re heading to, but at the end of that path there’s a light the light that we’re all heading to....   [tags: biography, ]

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A Day in the Mind of an Anorexic Girl

- A Day in the Mind of an Anorexic Girl I am drifting, floating gently as if through clouds. Suddenly I am awake and my eyes open to complete darkness. Then I am no longer floating, as my feet hit the ground and I waver slightly, managing to stay balanced. I am in a massive, dark, open space but can vaguely make out jumbled images beginning to appear. I find myself trapped in a girl's mind. Not just any girl however; she has an eating disorder known as Anorexia Nervosa. As she opens her eyes, the vast space is lit up and I experience the confusion that is her mind....   [tags: Papers]

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Mellorik and Pretty Girl: A Fantasy Story Chapter

- Mellorik walked next to his red roan mare, giving her a breather. They didn’t usually travel so far, nor so fast. In truth, both he and his mare had perhaps put on a little more weight then they should have in the past decade or so. “Me walking a little ways will do us both a bit of good, won’t it Pretty Girl?” Mellorik affectionately stroked her nose with it’s broad white blaze. He had owned her mother, and her mother, and then her mother before her. All placid, red roan mares with white stockings and blazes and white speckled rumps....   [tags: Forest, Horse]

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Why the Gossip Girl Series Has Been Banned

- Books have been challenged and banned ever since books have begun to be published. There are many reasons why books are challenged and/or banned. Books get banned for everything from profanity to sex. Many books have been challenged and banned throughout history. One series has had every single book within the series banned in some locations; there are thirteen books in the series. Gossip Girl, written by Cecily von Ziegesar, is one of the most challenged and/ or banned books in recent years. Gossip Girl has been challenged and/ or banned for multiple reasons including: sex, drugs, and scandals....   [tags: challenged, drugs, sex]

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Stephen Crane’s “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets”

- After the Civil War, realism became a dominant form of writing in the United States, with writers attempting to write about everyday life. After realism came naturalism, a form of writing similar to realism, but with more pessimism. One of the reasons for this pessimism stems from free will and the question of whether people possess it or not. In realism, it is definitely true, while in naturalism it seems less so, but the options are often less than ideal. Because choices do exist for characters, free will is still there, which indicates that naturalism is a derivative form of realism....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Transformation of Little Red Riding Hood Throughout the Years

- The world has always had a fascination with short fairy tales but specifically, Little Red Riding Hood. The little girl in the red hood has meant a variety of things to many different people. Earlier versions of the story were told for more mature, adult audiences because they contained hidden messages of dark and sexually oriented plots. As more stories were written and published, the versions drastically changed throughout the years. The story then became so popular that Walt Disney decided to animate it in 1922 for younger audiences to view....   [tags: charles parrault, grimm, the hunters]

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Play-Doh Girl

- Ana is a very good little girl; she is only ten years old and believes that if she does what her parents, siblings, friends, and strangers tell her they will kind in like manner. This modus operandi is not quite as well appreciated since no teacher believes a student doesn't finish her class work and shakes another's soil composition jar because her best friend convinced her to do so. Her life at home is heavily confined; she can only play with friends if they come to the house, she cannot cross the street, go next door, stay for after school activities, or anything along those lines....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Gender Stereotypes in Little Red Cap and The Grandmother

- The folk tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” has numerous variations and interpretations depending on what recorded version is being read or analyzed. “Little Red Cap,” by the Grimm Brothers, and “The Grandmother,” as collected by Achille Millien, are different in numerous ways: the depth of the narrative structure, characters involved, length – yet, the moral lesson is largely unchanged between the two versions. One of the more glaring differences between the two versions is the way that the narrator and the actions of the characters are used to describe the young girl, female, and the wolf, male....   [tags: folk tale, grimm brothers, achile millien]

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