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The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings

- The Character of Mrs. Sommers in Chopin’s A Pair of Silk Stockings              The attempt to escaping reality proves to be a timeless act in "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin. The wishful Mrs. Sommers surprisingly finds herself with a sum of money unusually large for her circumstances and in her relishing and spending it reveals herself to be truly a woman of good intentions but who is weak for the intensity of the moment. Chopin has developed a character in Mrs. Sommers who plays out the fantasy of all people, rich or poor: to be someone they are not and for a day live someone else's life....   [tags: Pair Silk Stockings]

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The Silk Stockings By Kate Chopin

- In the story “The Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin, the main character is named Mrs. Sommers. For some reason, Chopin never gives Mrs. Sommers a first name. In this semi-ironic story, Mrs. Sommers is a young mother with four kids that keep her pretty occupied, but one day she receives a good amount of money. Her marriage is not explained in a lot of detail, but it hints that the marriage itself is quite weak. This story that Chopin writes at the surface can be taken as a busy mother taking a day for herself, but it has a way deeper meaning than just that....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Gender]

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The Story of an Hour and A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Leading in realism, Kate Chopin is an influential writer during the realism philosophical era. She is inferior in her time and age and men at the time were the more dominant figure in society, Kate Chopin changed that. In her short stories for example “The Story of an Hour”, the main character Louise Mallard’s husband dies due to a train accident. Josephine, Louise’s sister, was the one who broke the news to her. “when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard’s name leading the lost of “killed.””(Chopin 1) She is in such shock that it paralysis her to accept its significance, and she cried “at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”.(Ch...   [tags: Realism movement in literature]

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A Pair Of Silk Stockings

- Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is based in early to mid 1900's in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful of children, and is apparently not well to do anymore after her husband’s death; Not that she probably ever was, but more so than her luck would have it now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kate Chopin 's A Pair Of Silk Stockings

- Kate Chopin was the voice of many women during an age where their voices were muffled and silenced. Being a widowed wife in the late 1800 's raising six children Kate Chopin influenced her writing on women in society. Kate was surrounded by a family of strong widowed women including her grandmother and mother. Chopin made her writings a window into her life experiences and views and portrays them within her story lines and characters. She embodied in her writing the influence of the time period in which she lived in where women were often inferior to men and having sexual desires were inappropriate....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Short story, Wife]

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Victorian Era in Kate Chopin's A Pair of Silk Stockings

- ... Kate uses imagery to create meaning to every object in the short story. “But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things—with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent-like through her fingers” (Chopin). The silk stocking represents Ms. Sommer’s temptation for having something that suits her desires. When she thinks about the future it looks like a thin monster and instead she lives by everyday life. A women’s determination is to live day by day since they don’t always have the opportunity to satisfy their needs....   [tags: desires, isolation, dream]

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Consequenses of Freedom in The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stocking" by Chopin

- In "The Story of an Hour" and "A pair of silk stocking" Chopin illustrates how women face the consequences of never acquiring happiness in their lives if they follow the ways society expects them too. In "the story of an hour" Chopin discuss how getting married can lead you to live a life of anguish. In the beginning of the short story Mrs. Mallard revives terrible news that her husband has been recently killed, she "Wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment." This intense reaction is how society would expect her to act if your husband dies....   [tags: society, happiness, responsibilities]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Silk Road '

- This essay is an analysis of the book “The Silk Road: A New History” written by Valerie Hansen in 2012. This book discusses life along the Silk Road and the certain cities that play an important part in the journey along the Silk Road. Along with discussing the life, Hansen tells the story of all of the discoveries that people have found, the most talked about being the discoveries of Aurel Stein. The main point of this book is to show and explain the true life and culture of the Silk Road. Many people have the wrong perception of the Silk Road, so Hansen tries to debunk false thoughts about the road....   [tags: Silk Road, Trade, Thing, Silk]

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International Trade : The Silk Road

- Today when people go to a store, there is no surprise if they find a majority of goods from foreign countries making their way to the United States. Businesses are importing shirts made in India, computers made in China, and wines made in Italy as well as exporting U.S goods to the rest of the world. Things made around the world are being exchanged on a daily basis between countries with no direct geographical connection through international trading. The idea of international trading has become one of the most important vehicles for good, culture and innovation exchange....   [tags: Silk Road, Central Asia, Xinjiang, Han Dynasty]

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The Era Of The Silk Road

- The standard American family has a multitude of bowls and other dining ware. These pieces seem trivial to the average person. Looking back to the era of the silk road one can see that these dishes made of porcelain altered human history. Europeans traveled across the silk road and to China looking for extravagant goods that they were unable to find in their native lands. Europeans valued exotic items that would give them increased status. Porcelain appealed to Europeans due to the increased quality over that of dishes that could be found throughout Europe....   [tags: China, Civilization, Silk Road, Chinese art]

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New Silk Road Economic Belt

- Based on the strategic vision of the Chinese government to build the new Silk Road Economic Belt. This paper aims to discuss the new development scenario in Syria, according to "shaped: 廾Gǒng: hands joined". Analysis of the information collected for proposing a new development axes that constitute a schematic depth of the coastal region. As a base to lead the development process and reconstruction in the future due to local and international properties. Also, to keep pace the idea of reviving the historical silk road through Syria....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Chinese character]

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Spider Silk is the Material of the Future

- Spider Silk - the Material of the Future Abstract: Spider silk is well known for its strength yet elastic nature, and for this reason scientists and engineers from a wide variety of fields have begun researching its structure and the possibility and methods of synthesizing spider silk for industrial use. However, extraction of silk from spiders is not cost effective, so most research is focused on synthesis of spider silk either chemically or using DNA recombinant technology. Although research is still at an early stage and ongoing, it is only a matter of time before spider silk can be successfully synthesized for industrial use....   [tags: Material Silk]

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The Silk Road International Film Festival

- The Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is the third international film festival in China. It has been alternatively hosted in Xi’an and Fuzhou annually for three times since 2014. As a newcomer to the festival circuit, SRIFF has its own feature which can trace back to the idea of the ancient Silk Road as well as connect to the recently Chinese economic strategies of the “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR) and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The main purpose of the OBOR strategy is to create the economic bond between China and the countries along the path of the ancient Silk Road which would encourage the trading from one’s supply to the other’s demand....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Tang Dynasty, Movie theater]

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A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk

- A Comparison of the Chemical Structures and Production Methods of Silk and Artificial Silk Abstract Despite their seemingly similar exteriors, the chemical structures and production methods of natural silk and the artificial silks rayon and nylon are quite different. Silk yarn, extracted from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori moth, is made up of fibroin molecules with beta-pleated sheet secondary structures. The fibroin molecules consist of crystalline fibers constructed of regularly paralleled, unfolded polypeptide chains of polyglycylalanine mixed with an amorphous part....   [tags: Artificial Silk Synthetic Material Rayon Nylon]

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Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman

- Analysis of Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman This book was given to me by a good friend who knew that I had an interest in Asia. I chose to read it because it was a true story and was told that it was a good read.      The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy....   [tags: Iron and Silk China Chinese Oppression Essays]

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Significance Of China 's Silk Road, Technological Advancements, And Beliefs Shared Between Territories

- The significance of China’s Silk Road, technological advancements, and beliefs shared between territories from (800 to 1100 C.E.), helped create a structure of trading across borders that helped mold and propel China toward becoming a world leader, in their financial and political endeavors of today 's world. During this time Chinese people were subjected to confrontations and conflicts, inside their own country, in addition to those from foreign lands. Despite this turmoil, they had the most economic growth in the first four centuries, from the expansion of major cities, to the spread of literature, and an increased emphasis on education....   [tags: China, Tang Dynasty, Silk Road, Yuan Dynasty]

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Christmas Decorations : Stockings, Candles And More

- Must-Have Christmas Decorations: Stockings, candles and more December is in full swing and Christmas preparations are heating up. The best part about the season is the Christmas decorations, which immediately add that festive feel to your space. So, what are the essential decorations you need to get this season. Here is our list of the must-have Christmas decorations to a merry space. A Christmas Wreath If there’s one way to spot the season has begun, it’s when the wreaths appear on the doors....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas lights]

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The Silk Road

- Long before there were trains, ships and airplanes to transport goods from one place to another, there was the Silk Road. Beginning in the sixth century, this route was formed and thus began the first major trade system. Although the term “Silk Road” would lead one that it was on road, this term actually refers to a number of different routes that covered a vast amount of land and were traveled by many different people. Along with silk, large varieties of goods were traded and traveled along this route both going to and from China....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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The Silk Road

- ... The second most important point on the Silk Road is the city of Dunhuang. Dunhuang provided not only a strategic point for the Chinese military and a launching point for caravans going westward, but also had a large cultural impact on Buddhism with the Mogao caves just south of the city. Despite the fact that Chinese dynasties throughout the years claimed territory west of Dunhuang and reinforced it with some military support and the Great Wall, Dunhuang provided a key chokepoint to the large interior of China....   [tags: taklamakan and gobi deserts]

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Silk - The Queen of Fibers

- Silk, sometimes affectionately referred to as the “queen of fibers,” is the strongest natural fiber in the world, and it is used to make expensive cloth. There’s more to silk, though, than being great to make fine garments. Did you know that a thread of silk can be stronger than some kinds of steel. Probably not. We hope to give you more insight into the wonders of silk in our report. THE DISCOVERY OF SILK One of the only – if not the only – documentation on the discovery of silk is an ancient Chinese legend....   [tags: Textiles ]

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The Silk Road in the Human Experience

- Over the course of history, few human systems have held higher importance than the Silk Road in the Human Experience. The silk roads, lasting from roughly 100 BC to 1450 AD, were a series of trade routes stretching nearly 4000 miles across Asia. The long-distance political and economic relations developed between civilizations catalyzed the development of all parties involved. To both Asia and Europe the Roads were a key point of cultural interaction between civilizations, especially in the early travel of both goods and philosophies....   [tags: Huan Systems, Trade Routes, Asia]

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The Silk Road in Ancient China

- In ancient China, the Silk Road was an invaluable highway system used to transport valuable trade items and knowledge and ideas throughout Asia. Many valuable goods were shipped off and profit was made from trading with Rome, India, and China. With the Silk Road, valuable goods and ideas spread efficiently; areas were revolutionized and it allowed for cultural diffusion to occur. Many valuables were exchanged along the Silk Road, not only were items traded, but new ideas as well. One of “the most valuable item of trade was silk, but jade, pearls, coral, glass, fine linen and wool were also brought on the road by merchants” (Cultural Exchange)....   [tags: asia, valuable goods]

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The Cotton Road And The Silk Road

- Throughout history, different areas of the world became accustomed to a smorgasbord of ideas and religions. Eventually, these areas strived to move about the world, in hopes of spreading their culture. Starting in 206 BCE, during the time of the Han Dynasty, merchants began to do just that. This was known as the Silk Road, although it was most certainly not just one road, but a network of roads. The roads ran mainly from East to West and extended to southern Iran, the northern Eurasian steppe, and south over the Hindu Kush to the Indian subcontinent (1)....   [tags: Buddhism, Islam, Gautama Buddha, Kushan Empire]

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The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan

- In history, Afghanistan is surprisingly a mystery to mainstream society. Many do not know that there even was an ancient past to this land. This is mainly because it played a smaller part in the world compared to the Persian Empire. One of the most prominent features of ancient Afghanistan was The Silk Road. This pathway was not just one, singular road, though. It stretched through Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and even some of Africa, and it was all connected by a multitude of complex routes and systems, through land and sea....   [tags: afghanistan, ancient times, cultural interaction]

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The Silk Road Trade Route

- During 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E., the Silk Road changed from a simple trade route with Europe to an international business, and its political power shifted from the Chinese dynasties to the Mongols taking over the Silk Road; despite these political and economic changes, the Silk Road remained a trade route that facilitated cultural diffusion and exchange. Stretching beyond 4,000 miles and serving as a major trade route between China and western Europe, the Silk Road assimilated different cultures while establishing commerce over the regions....   [tags: China, Mongols, Commerce]

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Establishment of the Silk Route

- Currently living in the twenty first century we can take modern travel methods from airplanes, vehicles, trains, and ships for granted, altering our perception of the distance we travel significantly. These advanced distribution systems we now employ allow us to exchange culture, products, technology, and ideas by breaking down barriers, truly globalizing the world. Similar to the modern travel marvels we make the most of today, years ago before human’s relationship to machine, the silk route provided that ability to connect multiple countries....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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History Of The Silk Road

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]

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I Was Born on the Silk Road

- “I cannot imagine physically stepping out of Florida.” The words of my fellow classmate rang in my head. I could not fathom the thought of staying in one place; this seemed too foreign and strange to comprehend, as though it was against my nature, my identity. My mind and body have been in motion throughout my life; flowing, and changing as I grew up in India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and America. Each holds a foothold in my identity, without complete immersion in any. The motions in my life-helped shape my perspective, behavior, and beliefs but most importantly, it made me realize my identity is an ever-shifting stream of energy....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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The Sounds Of Silk Program

- This article provides a description of the Sounds of Silk program, including the method utilized in this project and factors that contributed to the program’s success. The Sounds of Silk program is a 10-week project in New York City involving three schools, six teachers and 260 5th and 6th graders. The project used a multi-disciplinary approach to introduce students to Chinese music and culture, through live performances and demonstrations by Chinese musicians, student-driven projects and in-class lessons....   [tags: Education, Culture, China, Music]

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British Cotton And Silk Goods

- One of the ways that Britain pacified her daughter economies was to create a system in which her daughters supplied commodities. A method for which did this was to places higher duties on manufactured goods from her daughters, and with India this was also definitely the case. This is seen in the trade of cotton and silk. British cotton and silk goods going to India only had a tariff of 3.5% while Indian cotton goods to England had an importation duty of 10% and Indian silk goods at 20% (Romesh Dutt, C.I.E., 101)....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Sri Lanka]

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Silk Production in Africa

- SILK PRODUCTION IN AFRICA Recently some African countries recognised a great opportunities and potential in sericulture industry. Sericulture industry is a silk industry or silk farming involving rearing of silk worm and a raw silk production. The Sub Saharan African countries have a suitable environmental and climate conditions all year round to grow the mulberry tree which is needed by the silk worms to live, feed and grow. This industry seems to be very promising agricultural enterprise and if wisely accelerated will bring many employment opportunities in the rural areas of the countries and will help to alleviate poverty....   [tags: sericulture industry]

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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]

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Using Silk Screening Or Heat Transfers

- When looking at custom t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, water bottles, etc. you may see different print methods that were used, such as silk screening or heat transfers. Both process have their advantages and disadvantages. A lot of the decision of which method to use will come down to the number of items being produced. For small batches, maybe fewer than ten, it may be cheaper to go with a heat transfer process, but with larger quantities, the times savings will counteract the setup cost and it will wind up costing less all together....   [tags: Printing, Inkjet printer, Printmaking]

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The Silk Road

- The four hundred years between the collapse of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.- C.E. 220) and the establishment of the Tang dynasty (618-906) mark a division in the history of China. During this period, foreign invasion, transcontinental trade, and missionary ambition opened the region to an unprecedented wealth of foreign cultural influences. These influences were both secular and sacred. Nomads, merchants, emissaries and missionaries flooded into China, bringing new customs, providing exotic wares, and generating new religious beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Development of Silk Road and International Trade Market

- There exists a time when major civilizations were once divided in nature and were unaware of each other’s existence. The major civilizations developed at an independent rate, and most of the technologies and ideas were innovated without the influence of other civilizations. The Chinese were famed for their production of silk, a valuable textile coveted for its splendid texture and color. The Roman Empire was known for its wealth and domesticated animals. India was famous for its spices [1]. However, this situation then took a drastic change when the Silk Road was established by the Han Dynasty....   [tags: east, west, technologies, merchants]

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Analysis of the Silk Road’s Impact on Cultural Diffusion.

- Part A Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to analyze the Silk Road’s impact on cultural diffusion. The Silk Road was a trade route connecting Eastern China to the Mediterranean regions. It was incredibly important because it brought Europe, Asia, and the Middle East together in trade, and allowed them to trade goods and ideas. The parameters are the cultural diffusion east meets west and the spread of religion. It will focus on the time period between the 2nd and the late 17th centuries and the places investigated will be the west, (made up of Europe and the Middle-East) and the east (which refers to most of Asia, although in this investigation it will focus mostly on China)...   [tags: history, anthropology]

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Cross Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Road Networks

- ... Mani was inspired by Buddhist, Christian and Zoroastrian and made a mix of the three religions into Manichaeism. Mani had a dualism between good and evil. There were two groups of elected and of laymen but nobody knew who decided. Mani believed in an ascetic lifestyle and had high standards. The spread of Manichaeism attracted merchants in large cities of the Roman Empire, as well as Mesopotamia and Mediterranean regions. Mani died as a prisoner and so did the religion. Some people saw Manichaeism as a threat and it slowly died out....   [tags: world history]

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Social Power in The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun

- Examples of Social Power in The Artificial Silk Girl Throughout The Artificial Silk Girl, one can see examples of how social power is exercised and responded too. The Artificial Silk Girl takes place during the last leg of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic was a time era when women were trying to emancipate themselves. This involved them trying to prove that women can be more than just either a mother/Madonna or a street walker/prostitute. They were able to blur these lines by taking up jobs, participating in sexual encounters that did not tarnish their reputation and doing other acts that were previously only viewed as acceptable for men to do....   [tags: Feminism, Women, Society]

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The Woman Should Never Wear Artificial Silk

- Doris uses her looks to draw men in and keep them for a short period. Acting as somewhat of an expert, she tells Brenner, “a woman should never wear artificial silk when she’s with a man” (Keun, 94). She understands that it’s her appearance, more specifically the level of which she can be perceived as glamorous to her male suitors. This is quite a jump from the working women of the late 1910’s and 1920’s, who supposedly altered their looks for themselves. This brings into question what exactly those women accomplished in terms of equality....   [tags: Weimar Republic, World War I, Weimar culture]

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Silk - Research Method

- Do you know the process that goes into making silk. Many people over look this fine, luxurious garment. When I first heard that we had to do an I-search, I was overwhelmed by the choices. I made many changes before finally settling on this topic. When I first though of how to make silk, I didn't think that it would be that hard with the right tools. Although I knew that the fibers came from the silk worm's cocoon I still didn't know how they got it unraveled. I also thought that they only made silk in China....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use Of Majored Compression Stockings And Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis And The Conditions That Can Occur After Its Development

- Use of Graduated Compression Stockings in Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis Drew T. Clifton University of Toledo   Use of Graduated Compression Stockings in Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis Various studies have been conducted within and away from the medical field regarding the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and the conditions that can occur after its development. One intervention that has been researched that nurses are able to provide to their patients to help with this type of condition is by equipping their lower extremities with graduated compression stockings....   [tags: Deep vein thrombosis, Vein, Hematology]

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Designing A Work Of Art Directly Influenced By Silk Garment And Fabric Dyeing

- Marisela Esteves creates a work of art directly influenced by silk garment and fabric dyeing. Her, Hollywood Home painting, essentially promotes the use of fiber, textiles, and color theory. Displayed at the top of the silk garment is a vibrant, bright color which represents saturation, it displays a background that is meant to stand out and create a dimension that is pulsing with energy and enthusiasm. The rusted, chipped, latte tan house that is centered in the middle of the silk fabric has distinguish features which embody the representational work....   [tags: Color, Green, Color wheel, Primary color]

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How China Has Become Well Known For Its Production Of Silk

- China has become well known for its production of silk, made from the cocoons of caterpillars known as silkworms. Often throughout this culture, silk banners would be woven and painted in honor of funerary purposes. Most of archeologist’s knowledge of these banners has been cataloged from the tomb of the marquise of Dai at Mawangdui according to Kleiner’s research. When thinking of China, geographically one might imagine East Asia, but topographically and climatically the region the region varies from plains, rivers, mountains, and fertile farmlands....   [tags: China, Song Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Han Dynasty]

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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea

- ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]

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Overview and History of the Great Wall of China

- Introduction The China’s Great Wall is one of the most spectacular and lasting structural feat ever conceived by the human mind. It is considered as the monument to the Chinese civilization constructed at extreme costs and under myriad sacrifices including loss of lives from hard labor for a worthy cause. The Great Wall, which is translated in Chinese as Chang Cheng was originally constructed to provide protection to the Chinese farmers from the marauding nomadic raiders who raided villages for food....   [tags: Line of Defense, Silk Road]

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Looking Up The Streets Of Los Angeles

- Prints, Prints and more Prints It does not matter if you are a man, woman, child or a senior, prints are back for everyone. Walking down the streets of Los Angeles it is very common to see flowers in everyone’s shirt. This is a trend that is bringing back colors and life into our daily lifestyle, since everywhere we see there are colorful designs that makes people smile. Prints go from very realistic red roses to very abstract art where there are only brush strokes and dripped paint, which makes clothing have such a wide variety that is hard to choose....   [tags: Clothing, Textile, Dyes, Silk]

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Geography Of India And China

- Geography has provided natural resources and boundaries for cultures continuously over many generations. The topography led civilization to have protection from other cultures and plentiful natural resources that they used for human survival or for an economic profit. With a good amount of resources available, cultures like India and China thrived in the creation and expansion of their civilizations. Geography helped India and China civilization develop their culture, spread their religion, and determine the rate at which each civilization’s ideas were transferred....   [tags: Silk Road, China, Himalayas, Culture]

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Research on The Black Death

- ... Usually, people back then tried to avoid the infected by sometimes walking around with flowers in or around the nose area so as to “ward off the evil that is infecting people”. Sometimes, like most explanations back then, it was the work of God and punishment afflicted upon Europe for whatever reasons of the time. For these people, the only cure was to be somehow forgiven by God. This was usually done by people carving or painting the symbol of the cross on the front doors of their house with the words “Lord have mercy on us” either near it or on it....   [tags: silk road, black rats, punishment]

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Catholic Koreans in Choson Korea

- ... Creating the Diocese of Beijing, which were along with the Diocese of Nanjing, both subject to the Archbishop of Goa. In the wake of the Chinese suppression of the Catholic Church and regardless of the worrisome absence of priests in China, the Diocese of Beijing had been able to deliver a priest, Father Liu Fangji, to Chosŏn Korea in 1831. That particular year, the Vatican removed Chosŏn Korea from the power of the Bishop of Beijing and had made it a separate diocese. During the next five years, various French priests accompanied Father Liu's ministry, thus creating the most formidable, and to the Chosŏn Korean government, the most ambitious Catholic presence in Chosŏn Korea to date in...   [tags: Silk Letter, the Great Persecution of 1866]

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Symbols Of Death Of A Salesman

- Symbols of Death of a Salesman The play, Death of a Salesman, was written by Arthur Miller who was " ... in all probability, one of the greatest playwrights of contemporary history He is also one of the greatest critics of contemporary American society, as his works often tend to portray American middlemen as heroes, bitterly and futilely fighting against the entire system of what 'Americanism ' is, with all its hues and negative aspects." (Kambli) All stories have hidden meanings, whether it be through the characters or the objects around them....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Death]

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Society vs. Inhibition

- Rules of society have influenced behaviors of people for centuries. But what happens when an individual does not agree with the rules of society. What happens when it is more important to a person to have freedom and independence than it is to live up to society’s expectations. Several pieces of literature by Kate Chopin address these questions; specifically, the short stories “A Pair of Silk Stockings” and “The Story of an Hour” give some feedback on the issues of society versus one’s free will and the consequences of one’s opinions conflicting with the expectations of society....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Underground Online Revolution: Online Black Markets and the Bitcoin

- Picture an innocent looking online marketplace, similar to those in which you shop for discounted books on Amazon or cheap surfboards on eBay, except you have the option to purchase marijuana, acid, fake passports and licenses, hacking services and potentially the ability to “order a hit” on someone, this my friends, is the Silk Road and it does have a captain. He goes by the alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts,” he’s pocketed $80 million in commissions, and he is the operator of one of the most notorious online black markets which accumulated $1.2 billion in total sales with its nearly one million customers....   [tags: Silk Road, website, trade, Dread Pirate Roberts]

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Buddhist Beliefs, The Accomplishments Of Tamerlane And The Thriving Samerqand, And Fundamental Knowledge Of The Muslim Faith

- Upon reading each of my selected sources in search for the appropriate answers, I noticed something remarkable. What I mean is I have learned much more about the individual cultures and civilizations of our ancient world then I had previously realized. Through completing writing assignments such as this one, I have been able to communicate my thoughts and opinions on countless topics. Among a few of the topics I have been able to address within this assignment specifically are: Buddhist beliefs, the accomplishments of Tamerlane and the thriving Samerqand, and fundamental knowledge of the Muslim faith....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Silk Road]

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Kate Chopin 's The Emerging Woman

- Louisa May Alcott once said, “The emerging woman… will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied… strength and beauty must go together.” American men and women in the late 1800s to the early 1900s were expected to occupy separate spheres of society, with men leading a public life at work, and women leading a domestic life at home. Free time for women was to be spent taking care of the family, not socializing or indulging in luxury for oneself. However, women throughout the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century began to break away from their designated spheres and established feminist ideals that are still present in modern society....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The, Tales And Observations ( Sources 7.1 / 7.2 )

- Destiny Ponzo / History 1013 / December 7th 2016 Primary Source Analysis 2 / Chapter 7: Travelers’ Tales and Observations (Sources 7.1 / 7.2) What are the advantages and limitations for historians in drawing on the writings of foreign observers. Xuanzang was a highly educated Buddhist monk from China, who in 629 C.E. made the long and treacherous journey along the Silk Road to India. His main objectives in his sixteen years away from home were fundamentally religious; he only wanted to study more complete scriptures to answer questions he had, which he deemed unsolvable in his own country....   [tags: Buddhism, China, Silk Road, Tang Dynasty]

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An Ideal Empire By Nick Kuranda

- An Ideal Empire by Nick Kuranda An ideal example of leader to lead and govern empire would be Ashoka as he was a great emperor during the Mauryan empire that ruled from 273-238 BCE. He conquered much of now known India, after a war invading the nation of Kalinga that waged heavy losses on both sides (about 100,000 people), he decided to convert to Buddhism. Prior to this, Ashoka was seen as a warlord, while now he seemed a peaceful ruler due to edicts he had written on stone pillars in central areas of the empire depicting religious toleration, an idea that was fairly new to the Mauryan society, nonviolence, giving his subjects fairness, and they were treated humanely "All men are my child...   [tags: Mongol Empire, Silk Road, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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Travel And Trade Exposed The Cultures

- Throughout history, people around the world have interacted with each other. People have explored the lands to see other people’s cultures all around the world. Trade has also played a major part in how cultures have interacted and learned from each other. This especially applied between the years 500 to 1500 AD. The world was doing a lot of trade during this period and because of this, cultures were mixing together and gaining pieces from one another. One way or another the cultures, during the time, were getting an idea of the world around them....   [tags: Silk Road, Marco Polo, Culture, China]

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Stocking the Online Community

- Stocking the Online Community I must have a net worth of one million dollars by the time I'm forty. Sounds like a plan to me. Retirement, living the good life. My plan would be to go to school full?time, quit the job, and move into the country. (Not necessarily in that order) The Ad's I see have to be working for someone. The internet and stock trading were meant for each other. More and more people are getting on the band wagon so get on early. "But these hot High?tech stocks and you can't miss," followed by, "The next five winning I.P.O.'s free, just log onto www...." Sure there is some risk involved but people are making a ton of money and I want my share....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Essays]

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Descriptive Essay : ' Nylon Treasures '

- Nylon Treasures Chanel #5’s unmistakable heavy sweet fragrance lingered in the air of my mom’s bedroom. A treasure chest overflowing with nylon hosiery existed in Mom’s closet, awaiting my indulgence. As a young five year old, I’m in heaven. The stockings presented themselves in an array of nudes, tans and beiges. Their patterned tops and reinforced heel and toes, in a darker shade. I separate the smooth silk stockings from the textured hose. Their snags and runs remind me of the places I’ve been with my mom....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Patent leather]

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Kate Chopin’s Works, Methods, and Means

- Kate Chopin’s Works, Methods, and Means Kate Chopin’s writing style was as unusual as her subject matter. She never took notes, or observed people, places, or things with the intent of using them as literary material (Seyerstead 116). She chose to forget the polishing process saying she " . . . preferred the integrity of crudities to artificialities" (Seyerstead 117). Chopin said that "story writing- at least with me- is the spontaneous expression of impressions gathered goodness knows where" (Seyerstead 117)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk

- William Kinmond’s What a newsman found who got into red China and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk In William Kinmond’s “What a newsman found who got into red China” and Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk, the reader experiences a mental ride of China. Both Salzman and Kinmond use subtlety and skill to write about what they found in Red China. The texts’ have somewhat different subject matters because each writer visited China with different motives and at different time periods. As the title suggests, Kinmond who goes to China in 1957 is there to report for the Canadian newspaper ‘The Globe and Mail’....   [tags: China Train Salzman Kinmond Essays]

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Love in D.H. Lawrence's The White Stocking

- Lust Plus Rage = Love "I love you," is used on a daily basis. Though nobody agrees what that means, all agree the feeling is powerful. In fact, nothing can control a person like love can, and worse, nobody has control over what love is going to do to them next. Love causes lust, love causes happiness, and love causes anger. In D.H. Lawrence's short story "The White Stocking" the main character Ted Whiston loves his wife Elsie. As the story progresses the reader finds out this love has psychological control over Whiston's actions....   [tags: Lawrence D H Love]

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The 1920s and its Depiction in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- In the aftermath of World War I, the 1920s twinkled on the horizon with the promise of hope. Bookended by the epidemic of 1920 and the The Wall Street crash of 1929, the decade was a time of decadence, frivolity, and escape. Rich or poor, people lived in the moment, loved anything new and the young partied like there was no tomorrow. A readers look into the decade can be found in the era's greatest memoir: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott Fitzgerald applied the social and political issues of the 1920's and its innumerable characteristics to enhance the plot of The Great Gatsby....   [tags: Flappers, Youth, Frivolity]

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The Tale of Two Cities: A War Fueled by Injustie

- The tale of two cities is a novel about love, redemption, and sacrifice- but above all it is historical. At the forefront of the book is the French Revolution (there would be no book without it), but the French Revolution also began for its own set of reasons. Because of the lavish wastefulness of the aristocracy, the blatant disregard for the peasants, and the innumerable differences between the rich and impoverished, the French Revolution burst into the scene with the wrath and fury of the poor....   [tags: french revolution, peasants, charles dickens]

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Selfishness Among Characters

- Characters in the stories we have read so far this semester have been faced with a multitude of problems, emotions and impulses to work through. It seems that from three stories the characters carry out very different actions, but they all have an underlying bond, selfishness and the desire to be something there not. It also seems that they are judged in the eyes of the narrator, as either succeeding or failing due to the way they carried themselves throughout the story. In the short story, 'A Pair of Silk Stockings';, by Kate Chopin, the main character, Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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To Dance at The Palais Royale by Janet McNaughton

- To Dance at the Palais Royale written by Janet McNaughton, is an exciting historical fiction novel that follows Agnes Maxwell on her adventures in the big city of Toronto. McNaughton’s novel is an accurate description of the technology available and fashion trends of the late 1920s. She includes many details in her novel such as the refrigerator, which was accurately described. McNaughton incorporates the use of the Victrola, a popular phonograph used in the 1920s and Agnes Maxwell has the chance to wear a beautiful dancing dress typical of the time period....   [tags: refrigerator, victrola, agnes maxwell]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

- Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written in 1879, makes many bold statements about nineteenth century society. Ibsen uses his play to write about traditional marital roles, women’s independence, and crime. Each individual characters started out as one person and evolved into someone different by the end of the play, be it either good or bad. Torvald and Nora Helmer are the main characters in the play. Torvald is the domineering head of household while Nora is meek and submissive, or so she would have Torvald believe....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Kate Chopin Gives a Womans Voice to Realism

- Kate Chopin Gives a Womans Voice to Realism Kate Chopin succeeded in giving a woman's voice to realism. While doing this she sacrificed her career. This seems to be a "higher order of feminism than repeating the story of a woman as victim...Kate Chopin gives her female protagonist the central role, normally reserved for the man, in a meditation on identity and culture, consciousness, and art." (Robinson 3) "The role of woman in the society Chopin creates is of special interest and relevance....   [tags: essays papers]

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Henrich Ibsen and Feminism

- On May 26th, 1898, Henrich Ibsen attended a banquet held by the Woman’s Rights League. At the banquet, a toast was made to him as having had worked for the woman’s right movement. The women had taken his works, most notably A Doll’s House, as being a feminist play. Ibsen, however, denounced the toast as not accurately describing his purpose. I thank you for the toast, but must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for Woman’s Rights movement….. True enough, it is desirable to solve the woman problem….but my task has been the description of humanity....   [tags: A Doll's House, theme analysis]

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Miller's Dramatic Effects of Dishonesty in Death of a Salesman

- Miller's Dramatic Effects of Dishonesty in Death of a Salesman Introduction ============ Dishonesty is common throughout Death of a Salesman. Whether the lies are intentional or delusional, Willy, Biff, and Happy tell untruths all the time, Biff finally realizes that they've been lying to each other and themselves so much, that they don't even know who they really are. Dishonesty is also highlighted by Willy's relationship with the woman and his delusion in relation to his career....   [tags: Papers]

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Experiences of Working-Class Women in the 1930’s as Depicted Within The Tin Flute and Breadwinning Daughters: A Comparative Essay

- This essay will explore the experiences of working-class women in Canada during the 1930’s, particularly, how “the 1930’s shaped [young women’s] economic and social positions within their families and altered their life choices, yet also created the possibility of independence and adventure, and opened up access to the city’s commercial amusements.” This essay will draw upon examples from two literary works – The Tin Flute by Gabriel Roy and Breadwinning Daughters by Katrina Srigley – in order to compare the similarities and differences of the experiences of young working women during the Great Depression....   [tags: Canada, Gabriel Roy, Katrina Srigley]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' 1984 ' By George Orwell

- In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the centralized government being the Party, tries to eliminate the most natural impulses of humans (i.e. sex, love, and companionship) in order to control the masses. Winston is the main character in the novel that tries to defy the Party by affiliating himself with things that the Party is trying to abolish. With that being said, Winston yearns for someone who has a similar frame of mind as him, acts the same as him, and for someone whom he will be able to confabulate with about the circumstantial conditions of the world they live in....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother, Rebellion]

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The Roaring Twenties with Women's New Right to Sexuality

- This essay will analyse whether the iconic representation of the roaring twenties with the woman's new right to sexuality, was a liberal step of progression within society or a capitalist venture to exploit a new viable market. Using Margaret Sanger's work in comparison with a survey conducted by New Girls for Old, the former a more mature look at the sexuality and ownership to a woman's body and the second a representation of girls coming of age in the sexually "free" roaring twenties. Margaret Sanger is known as "the mother of planned parenthood", and in the source she collates a collection of letters to speak of the sexual enslavement of motherhood through the fulfilment of the husbands...   [tags: Women's Rights, Progression, Margaret Sanger]

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Corporate Social Responsibility of BP in Gulf Oil Spill

- On April 20th in 2010, the deepwater horizon drilling platform of BP PLC at the Gulf of Mexico in American got blowout and burnt, which had sunk 36 hours after that with 11 persons killed and 17 persons injured. On April 24th, the oil wells out of control began to leak oil lasting for 87 days, about 4.1 million barrels of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the pollution of which spread to coastwise 5 states. This became the worst oil spill in America history, so it was said to be a national disaster of America....   [tags: environmental disasters]

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`` Because Fuck You, That 's Why !

- “Because fuck you, that’s why!” “Oh well how can I hope to defend against rhetoric like that.” It’s Friday night, or more likely early Saturday morning, and if they carry on like this they’re going to wake the whole building but Joe doesn’t give a shit. She cusses Webster out as she jams her key into the janky-ass lock that sticks two tries out of three and means they’re probably all gonna burn to death if there’s ever a fire but that’s not even important right now because Webster will not shut up....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, Lip, Human leg]

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The Chemical Composition of Deodorants and Antiperspirants

- As humans, after a long day of activity in our busy lives, we tend to sweat. From going to the gym, walking around, and just weather in general, we all have a habit of sweating. Applying deodorant after a morning shower or when we begin to get sweaty or clammy has become second nature for to of us. Coming in many forms such as roll ons, bars, and sprays, deodorant is used to control the production of sweat and underarm odor. As human nature has evolved we have become more conscious about our body odor....   [tags: sweat, body odor, mum, ]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- An important literary device all stories contain is the Logos used to portray the author’s story-telling methods within the text. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a variation of extensive descriptive details of the setting, themes and symbolism within his work to create a complex plot line in Flappers and Philosophers: The Offshore Pirate. His use of symbolism adds layers and depth to create meaning, while the style and theme reflected the character’s internal journey through the external plot. The setting he uses throughout most of his novels and short stories is the roaring twenties and the social environment at the time....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Society's Conformity is a "Soldier's Home"

- The adjustment from years on the frontlines of World War I to the mundane everyday life of a small Oklahoma town can be difficult. Ernest Hemingway’s character Harold Krebs, has a harder time adjusting to home life than most soldiers that had returned home. Krebs returned years after the war was over and was expected to conform back into societies expectations with little time to adapt back to a life not surrounded by war. Women take a prominent role in Krebs’s life and have strong influences on him....   [tags: war, ernest hemingway, soldier's home]

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Overview of the Roaring Twenties

- The “Roaring Twenties” were an age of dramatic political, social, and economic change. Women wanted new and improved rights and the nation’s wealth doubled between 1920 and 1929. Culture, values, and the technology of America changed and it had only just begun. The “Roaring Twenties” were considered as a “celebration of youth”. The many experiences that came from WWI had transitioned into the growth of cities, new industries, and new morals. Women finally won the right to vote in 1920, and there were new roles for them in the workplace....   [tags: flappers, wealth, culture, values]

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The Portrayal Of Television Sitcoms

- Families are the corner stone of society, and have long depicted as the comedic center of television sitcoms. Over the years, there has been an evolution of not only what families are like in life, but also their representation in the media. There has been a steady evolution of how families are portrayed on television since sitcoms in the 50s. I Love Lucy was ground breaking with its interracial marriage, and on-screen pregnancy, it was considered almost scandalous at the time. Imagine the 1950s public’s reaction of they watched a television series from today like Modern Family, Motherhood, or Glee....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Situation comedy]

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