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White Male Power vs the Other

- Abstract Thomas King’s story, “‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ Is Always a Great Way To Start”, " Race, Class and Gender in Asian America" by Yen Le Espiritu and " Zebra: Growing up Black and White in Canada" by Lawrence Hill all illustrate how people of minority deal with their intersectionality of gender, race and ethnicity and their limitations that the dominant ideology of the west puts on them. Introduction Since the beginning of time stories were a major influence in the ways generations would pass down knowledge to the younger generations....   [tags: Race, The Power of an Illusion]

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Clue and the Crisis of the American White Male

- Clue and the Crisis of the American White Male Nothing is more American than the crossover appeal of products in the mass media; this appeal is what propelled the idea for the 1985 release of the film Clue, based on the Parker Brothers board game. Furthermore, in keeping with the game's theme, the film appeared in theaters across the country with different endings. With an ensemble cast of talented but little known actors—Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan and Michael McKean—Clue seemed like a film destined to slip into obscurity....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall

- The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall      After saving the planet from a ruthless dictator and barely avoiding death on the hills of Mars, Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) puts a final spin on Total Recall with his final lines: "I just had a terrible thought. What if this is all a dream?" This last statement by Quaid leaves the audience pondering the question of reality, wondering what truly was 'real.' By the end of the film, one could easily argue a whole realm of possibilities: The events were all real; they were all a dream; they were the Recall implant fantasy played out; or they were the Recall fantasy gone haywire....   [tags: Total Recall Essays]

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The Educational Benefits of White Male Privilege

- The Educational Benefits of White Male Privilege What is learned in school, be it public or private, determines, for the most part, what position an individual will find themselves in - in the future. In “White Privilege and Male Privilege,” Peggy McIntosh, an author known for doing something that is rarely done in the white community--speaking of her race--makes references to education, to her privileged education, to support her argument on white and male privilege. Sometimes I wonder what society would look like without education; would there be any norms, or rules....   [tags: Education Teaching]

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Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege And Male Privilege

- Privileges are things that a person receives that gives them an advantage over most people (Merriam-Webster). These are benefits that only certain people receive for being in a certain group or discourse. Peggy McIntosh, director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, wrote “White Privilege and Male Privilege” and states “I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privileges, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege” (605). She argues that whites and males receive certain privileges, yet they do not even notice them....   [tags: Book Analysis, Social Issues]

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Colonialism and Imperialism - The White Male and the Other in Heart of Darkness

- The European, White Male vs. the Other in Heart of Darkness      The novella Heart of Darkness has, since it's publication in 1899, caused much controversy and invited much criticism. While some have hailed it's author, Joseph Conrad as producing a work ahead of it's time in it's treatment and criticism of colonialist practices in the Congo, others, most notably Chinua Achebe, have criticized it for it's racist and sexist construction of cultural identity. Heart of Darkness can therefore be described as a text of it's time, as the cultural identity of the dominant society, that is, the European male is constructed in opposition to "the other", "the other" in Heart of Darkness being define...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Critical Analysis: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- In Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, we are presented with an unnamed narrator whose values and potentials are invisible to the world around him. Throughout the entirety of the novel, we see the unnamed narrator, also known as the Invisible Man, struggle in an attempt to uncover his identity buried beneath African American oppression and an aggregation of deception. Ellison shows us how lies and deceit may serve as a grave but invaluable obstacle to one’s journey to find their identity. Through the use of imagery, symbols, and motifs of blindness along with invisibility, Ellison portrays the undeniable obstacle that deception plays in one’s ability to establish their identity along with the nec...   [tags: inequality,battle royal,white male dominance]

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Male Dominance In "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Chrysanthemums"

- Both Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums portray oppressed female characters in the early 1900s. In Hemingway’s short, Jig is oppressed by her lover known only as “The American,” whereas, the main character in The Chrysanthemums, Elisa Allen, feels the weight of oppression from society (male dominated) as a whole. Although the driving force of the two women’s subjugation varies slightly, their emotional responses to such are what differentiate the two....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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A Historical Perspective: The Wage Gap

- For several decades, most American women occupied a supportive, home oriented role within society, outside of the workplace. However, as the mid-twentieth century approached a gender role paradigm occurred. The sequence of the departure of men for war, the need to fill employment for a growing economy, a handful of critical legal cases, the Black Civil Rights movement seen and heard around the nation, all greatly influenced and demanded social change for human and women’s rights. This momentous period began a social movement known as feminism and introduced a coin phrase known in and outside of the workplace as the “wage-gap.” According to Merriam -Webster (2012), the wage gap is defined as...   [tags: White American, Male, Female, Middle Class]

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Ntozake Shange

- Ntozake Shange After spending a semester looking at Gardner's limited selection of people, I became frustrated at his blatant message that White male creativity is the only one to exist. With his obtrusive message in mind, I felt the need to challenge Gardner and his model to become less Euro-centrally male driven. In order to confront him, I have chosen a person who is neither, White nor male. Instead, she is a Black American woman who I can consider to be, in many aspects, a creative genius. Although I find it incredibly hypocritical to try to fit Ntozake Shange into Gardner's creativity model, for all intensive purposes for the class I will first point out how she does meet his model....   [tags: Male White Dominance Essays Prejudice]

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Comparing Male and Female Relationships in Cat in The Rain and Hills Like White Elephants by Hemingway

- Comparing Male and Female Relationships in Cat in The Rain and Hills Like White Elephants by Hemingway This relationship is examined closely in two short stories. The stories, Cat in The Rain, and Hills Like White Elephants, both show a man and a woman in what seems to be a quiet and passive moment. However in both stories, Hemingway carefully uses imagery and subtlety to convey to the reader that the relationship in the story is flawed, and is quite clearly dysfunctional. Both male characters in each story clearly have trouble understanding their women, and it is this inability to see them and what they want that Hemingway is addressing and criticizng....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Myth Of White Privilege

- Many white Americans are living with the fear that they didn't really deserve their success, and that maybe luck and privilege had more to do with it, than brains and hard work. There are numerous reasons for the widespread discrimination at all levels, but the main reason for the existence of discrimination is a privilege to certain groups of people, and widespread social prejudice towards certain groups of people. Differences between people have always existed, but they gain in importance only when are different importance given to certain differences, so it creates privileges....   [tags: White Privilege, Reality or Myth?]

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Understanding White Privilege

- Privilege, a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others, is a term most people learn at a very young age. Privilege is thought of as something that one earns, not something that is just a given in everyday life. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and mostly unacknowledged, yet practiced regularly. Daily life consists of multiple “privileges” that are unrecognized because they are such the norm of society that we no longer even realize that these “privileges” exist....   [tags: White Advantages]

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Stereotypes of White Males

- When people hear the word stereotype, they usually think of black people, Mexicans, Native Americans, women, and other races. Most people do not think there could be a stereotype against white males. People usually think that it would be the white male that would stereotype other races and not be stereotyped themselves. The truth is that white males get stereotyped just as much, if not more, as other races. White males have been categorized as hateful, major racists, skinheads, and over-privileged....   [tags: stereotypes, white males, ]

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Taste Buds Outside The Mouth and Male Birth Control

- Recently, there have been advances in scientific research that has led to the discovery of taste receptors that are outside of the mouth. These taste receptors are scattered throughout the entire body, with large concentrations on the testicles and anus. Sweet and Umami taste receptors are present in this area and can present a minor taste sensation (though nowhere near as well as our mouths can). Through a simple lab test on rats, scientists were able to disable the taste receptors to see if it would have any major impact on them....   [tags: Scientific Research, Male Birth Control Pills]

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Race and Poverty: The Power of White Privilege

- ... Like Wise was explaining having that one thing to sweat in society what can determine whether one will be successful or not. If you are a white student who struggles in school it becomes a big deal and help is immediately needed to take care of the problem because you are said to have that potential no matter your class. But if you are an African American male it is different. In order to be talked about in those upper echelon students you have to perform exceptionally well and sometimes even better than those around you or at the top....   [tags: society, discrimination, black, white]

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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway "Hills Like White Elephants," is a short story,. It is a story about a man and a woman waiting at a train station talking about an issue that they never name. I believe this issue is abortion. In this paper I will prove that the girl in the story, who's name is Jig, finally decides to go ahead and have the baby even though the man, who does not have a name, wants her to have an abortion. It is the end of the story that makes me think this....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman?

- Deborah Gray White’s Ar’n’t I a Woman. details the grueling experiences of the African American female slaves on Southern plantations. White resented the fact that African American women were nearly invisible throughout historical text, because many historians failed to see them as important contributors to America’s social, economic, or political development (3). Despite limited historical sources, she was determined to establish the African American woman as an intricate part of American history, and thus, White first published her novel in 1985....   [tags: Deborah Gray White]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- Communication is the key to building a strong foundation of trust between a man and woman. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” we learn about the communication breakdown, between a woman named Jig and her companion who is an American man. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. The setting of the story represents Jig and her relationship with her American companion. “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Hedonism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- The search of pleasure has always been an inherent desire in human nature. The roaring twenties witnessed the uprising of a society that extolled such desire through the creation of a culture solely dedicated to consume. Ernest Hemingway analyses the behavioral patterns of such culture in his short story "Hills Like White Elephants", where the concept of Hedonism- fathomed as an egotistical action whose only purpose is to bestow pleasure- and its consequences on the individual is explored. Through the characters' dialogue in which they avoid a substantial conversation and implicitly state their disappointment in life, Hemingway explores the emptiness generated by pleasure-seeking actions....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Male and Female Reproductive Systems

- ... As it is traveling through the tube, it is susceptible to being fertilized by a sperm cell through coitus. If it is fertilized, the egg will adhere to the façade of the uterus and eventually create a follicle and then a zygote. The sperm cell is created by the male reproductive system once they reach puberty as well. Sperm is devised in the testes by a hormone. Once the sperm leaves the testes it goes through several ducts. When a male and female are experiencing sexual stimulation, the sperm transforms into semen and is then placed in the urethra, which allows the semen to be transferred into the vagina....   [tags: egg, sperm, zygote]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- In Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants we follow a couple’s conversation as they wait for a train. The majority of their dialogues evolve around abortion. He perfunctorily tries to convince her to abort the child while she reluctantly tries to please him. As the story goes along the female protagonist continually consumes alcohol, although she is presumed pregnant. I claim that her volition to keep this baby strongly can be argued, since it is common knowledge alcohol can harm an unborn child....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Male Reproductive System

- The male reproductive system is a set of organs that works together to produce sperm which will later in life fertilize females eggs. The testes are the most important part of the system because it produces sperm cells. It is similar and looks similar to ovaries of a female’s reproductive system because it also holds what they need to reproduce. Its job is to produce the sperm cells needed to reproduce. Due to hormonal imbalances the production of sperm cells may not even be possible in some males....   [tags: sperm, testosterone, female eggs ]

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Black Male Success in Higher Education

- Introduction Over the years there has been a significant decrease in the percentage of African American male success in higher education. Not only does this effect society as a whole, but more importantly this effects the African- American community as well. The high percentage of uneducated African- American males will result in increased crime rate, shortened life span and overall hard life. However this epidemic can be stopped by looking at the contributing factors of why there is a decrease in African-American male success in higher education and how to change it....   [tags: african americans, social integration, environment]

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The Incomprehensibility of God and the Image of God Male

- When the fictional character Loonquawl was told that the answer to “Life, the Universe and Everything” was a very simple “forty-two,” he was, to put it mildly, upset, especially seeing as the computer, Deep Thought, had taken seven and a half million years to compute it. When asked if forty-two was definitely the answer, Deep Thought replies, “I checked it very thoroughly, and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is” (Adams 1997, 162)....   [tags: Feminist Critiques]

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Zadie Smith's White Teeth

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

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Clash of Male and Female Differences in Hemingway

- In “The Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, the theme of abortion is illustrated by the clash of a male and female relationship and the symbolic meanings of the Middle East. While in Spain the American and the girl are torn between one decision: whether to have an abortion or to have a baby. “The Hills like White Elephants” takes place in a train station in Spain. “The station [is] between two lines of rails in the sun”(Hills Like White Elephants-Litarary Analysis ). The rails run through a river valley with hills on one side of the valley; dry and barren and those on the other side are described with imagery of living, growing thing; in choosing whether to abort or to have the...   [tags: Hemingway, Literary Analysis]

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Not Your Typical Arab Male Stereotype

- In a culture where stereotypes are so common and thrown left and right, it’s not uncommon to hear someone say “That guy looks suspicious” or “You’re such a FOB.” However, we must be careful when it comes to these remarks or stereotypes because we must remember that what we are doing is simply feeding more into a closed minded society and contributing to the derogating of a mixed society. In all three novels, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Anatomy of a Disappearance, and Lebanese Blonde, all three male Arab characters have shown that they go against this grain of the stereotypical Arab male gender/ culture....   [tags: literature by Arab authors]

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White Fang

- White Fang The book White Fang by Jack London starts off when two men named Henry and Bill, are traveling through the snowy, below-zero weather to deliver the corpse of Lord Alfred to Fort McGurry. It is the time of famine and Henry and Bill are low on food and only have three rounds of ammunition left. One morning when they have woken up they find out that they only have two dogs of six left. The four that were missing had been eaten by the wolves. Bill decided to stay up the next night to try to kill the wolves, with whatever ammo he had left....   [tags: White Fang Essays]

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White Privilege in My Career

- ... The group I was hired in was the third hiring wave. There were five hiring waves over the two-year period the company hired and trained a thousand employees for positions in the securities industry. Salomon transferred five hundred senior employees and managers from locations in NYC it closed. The relocation of the offices from midtown Manhattan to New Tampa resulted in savings of hundreds of millions of dollars in capital costs, operational costs and labor costs over the six year period the office operated....   [tags: employment, salomon brothers, candidates]

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White-Collar Crime and Criminals

- There are many definitions of "white-collar" crime. (Edelhertz, 1970) White-collar crime - “An illegal act or series of illegal acts committed by nonphysical means and by concealment or guile, to obtain money or property, to avoid the payment or loss of money or property, or to obtain business or personal advantage.” (Edelhertz, 1970) White-collar crime are crimes can be committed by: “persons working on an individual basis for personal gain in a non-business situation (personal crimes); crimes in the course of their occupations by those operating inside businesses, Government, or other establishments, or in a professional capacity, in violation of their duty of loyalty and fidelity to emp...   [tags: Legal Issues, Racial Relations, Criminal Justice]

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Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants

- Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants   In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” the lives of Jig and the American, the main characters, are put on display for a brief period of time.  Jig and the man have had a romantic relationship for quite some time, and now their future together is in jeopardy.  The impregnation of Jig has caused the American to pressure her into getting an abortion.  We find these two individuals in the Valley of the Ebro.  Traveling from Barcelona to Madrid, the couple takes these few minutes to discuss the future of their baby.  Jig now must make one of the most important decisions of her life – to have the abortion and stay with the...   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants

- The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants It is the early afternoon of a Tuesday, and it is raining. Surrounded by the calming non-inspiration of bare off-white walls, I sit and listen to the railing of my peers as they attempt to deconstruct the brilliance of a deceased writer. It is a usual Tuesday this semester. Seated in my accustomed place in the front row, just left of center, my eyes close to the high-keyed soprano and alto ranting of all the outspoken students, who are today, sadly, entirely female....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Abortion in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

- Abortion in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants The story "Hills Like White Elephants" is a conversation between a young woman `Jig' and an American man waiting for a train at a station in Spain. The author never names the topic of their discussion but as their dialogue progresses; it becomes evident that Jig is pregnant. The man wants Jig to abort the unborn child but she is unconvinced and wants to become a mother. Hemingway has brilliantly written the story's dialogue which "captures the feel of a private conversation while at the same time communicating the necessary narrative background" (O'Brien 19)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Education of the Black Male in America

- Today's education is often viewed as failing in its goal of educating students, especially those students characterized as minorities, including African American, Hispanic, and Appalachian students (Quiroz, 1999). Among the minority groups mentioned, African American males are affected most adversely. Research has shown that when Black male students are compared to other students by gender and race they consistently rank lowest in academic achievement (Ogbu, 2003), have the worst attendance record (Voelkle, 1999), are suspended and expelled the most often (Raffaele Mendez, 2003; Staples, 1982), are most likely to drop out of school, and most often fail to graduate from high school or to ear...   [tags: Teaching African American Minority Groups]

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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

- Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" relies on symbolism to carry the theme of either choosing to live selfishly and dealing with the results, or choosing a more difficult and selfless path and reveling in the rewards. The symbolic materials and the symbolic characters aid the reader's understanding of the subtle theme of this story. The hills symbolize two different decisions that the pregnant girl in our story is faced with....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays]

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No More Men: The Need for African American Male Teachers

- Data proves that America does not have enough African American males teaching in today’s schools. As a matter of fact, only 2% of America’s nearly five million teachers are black men (Bryan 1). In our American society, more and more African American females are fiercely taking over both public and private classrooms. Although this might be a great accomplishment, school officials believes that if more black males teach, it would reduce the numbers of minority achievement gaps and dropout rates....   [tags: Education, Race, teaching]

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Biosocial Theory on Juvenile Male Sex Offenses

- Introduction When one hears the label “sex offender” it is associated with a negative stigma. Society has reinforced the label while encouraging individuals to associate a profile to the offender. Typical words that are connected to a sex offender may include monster, horrific, heinous, and sickening. When conceptualizing the victim, some associations made could include words such as rape, molestation, women, or even juvenile. Typically, when society hears the word juvenile being associated to a sex offense, it is assumed that the juvenile is the victim....   [tags: rape, molestation, criminology]

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The Perpetuation and Preservation of Male Supremacy in Mainstream Media

- A number of popular television shows and films filling mainstream media today have taken a spin to promote women to main character roles of power and command. The traits of these female characters, however, become illusionary as plots thicken to reveal their status to be subordinate to leading male character roles; of which are typically controlling or manipulative over gender stereotypic female traits within the script. While media is being blindly applauded for their newfound glorification of women in power, there remains an underlying message of male supremacy in more than many broadcasted portrayals....   [tags: gender stereotypes]

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Our Nation Needs More Male Teachers

- ... Teachers also get a thirty minute lunch break, and one plan period every day. Most teachers teach either in a public school or a private school (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014, p.1). Many teachers should be aware of the school that they are teaching in because it helps you focus more on the job (Fine, 1995, p.69). Teachers should talk to other experienced teachers so they know what to do for their first year of teaching, because the first year of teaching can be stressful (Fine, 1995, p.69)....   [tags: influence, loyalty, classes]

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The White Savior Complex, Neo-Racism, White-Washing, and Hollywood

- The White Savior Complex is a damaging subconscious underlay of the Hollywood system, and more broadly all of western society. It is used to further separate the notions of “us” and “other” by creating a firm separation fueled by self-righteousness, and a sense of entitlement. Hollywood attempts to address race relations, but fails because of this trope. Kingsle, from the article “Does My Hero Look White In This?” described that both racism and colonialism are acknowledged, but not without reassuring that not only were white people against the system of racist power dynamics, but also were actively fighting against it in leadership roles (2013)....   [tags: film-making, separation, characters]

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Education: The Great Black- White Divide

- In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, signaled an opportunity for African-American students to reach new heights through an educational system that was equitable, fair, and provided the same opportunities at educational attainment as whites. However, more than 60 years later there is irrefutable evidence of educational disparities on the basis of race. Improved data on academic achievement has provided unprecedented insight on the strengths and weaknesses of America’s broken educational system....   [tags: brown v. board of education, african americnas]

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Societal Prejudice Against Women in Hills Like White Elephants

- In the short story Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemmingway's characters situation is greatly a product of the social standards for men and women of the time around the 1930s. Their problems which come into play other than the topic of the abortion, such as their relationship, their nationalities, and their financial situation all help to create that feeling of helpless indecision and inevitability that are apparent throughout the story. The style of writing that is used leaves much of the meaning of the story hidden and an understanding of the relationships between men and women of the era can lead to a deeper understanding of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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On becoming white

- On becoming white As a European immigrant in the USA, I have encountered many new cultural phenomena in the last 4 _ years that have challenged me to perceive who I am differently. This experience has been even more polarized by the fact that I have lived most of that time in Los Angeles, a melting pot to be reckoned with. Coming to America, I expected these adaptations to my Irish self but the intensity of becoming cognizant of my label of 'whiteness' has mocked the limitations of my anticipations....   [tags: Ethnicity Personal Narrative Racial]

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Biographical References in and Hemingway's Male Characters

- Throughout the Nick Adams and other stories featuring dominant male figures, Ernest Hemingway teases the reader by drawing biographical parallels to his own life. That is, he uses characters such as Nick Adams throughout many of his literary works in order to play off of his own strengths as well as weaknesses: Nick, like Hemingway, is perceptive and bright but also insecure. Nick Adams as well as other significant male characters, such as Frederick Henry in A Farewell to Arms and Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises personifies Hemingway in a sequential manner....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]

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The Male Characters in Alice in Wonderland

- It is amazing that nearly all critics of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland focused solely on the character and adventures of the female protagonist/hero. A somewhat right-wing and didactic critique at Decent Films writes, “Alice embodies the gender feminist narrative of vibrant young girls losing their mojo as they come of age in patriarchal society.” The woman’s magazine, Jezebel, while praising the movie as “refreshingly feminist” seemed to notice only that the hero who fights against the forces of evil is a woman....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland Essays]

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The Male and Female Reproductive Systems

- The reproductive systems are based off of the goal to create offspring. Both the male and the female reproductive systems, although fueled by a similar goal, have different components and structures. Both systems are very complex in their own way, making it important for one to understand how each of the systems and their various processes work. Knowing the processes and components of the male and female reproductive systems will aid all people in their life, sometime or another. It’s important to understand how our individual bodies work and how life is produced....   [tags: Organs, Offspring]

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Are our Males in Crisis and are They Being Marginalised?

- What is male marginalisation. This may be termed as placing men on “back burner” within society, and viewing them as no longer masculine but as a figure taking up space in society with no specific role or responsibility. The structural functionalist see marginalisation of men as “those who associates relatively infrequently with other members of the group and is on the fringe of the effective ties which binds the group together” (Barrow & Reddock, 2001). There are scholars who believe that men are being marginalised and that it is a growing issue within the Caribbean context....   [tags: caribbean men, male marginalisation]

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Complex Relationship between the American and Jig in Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants

- The Complex Relationship between the American and Jig in Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, the American and Jig are like the tracks at the train station, they can never meet. While Jig represents fertility, life and continuity, the American represents sterility, dryness and death. Unfortunately, Jig depends emotionally on the American – as many women depended on their male counterparts in the 1940s – and lacks the autonomy and willpower required to openly affirm herself in their relationship....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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White: The Absence of Ethnicity

- First, "White" is a singular population entity only in terms of a heritage of priviliges and in the delusional theories of demagogues. North American caucasians are an amalgam of dozens of ethnic, tribal, and national root groups, many of which have fought bitter wars with one another over the past few centuries. (The biggest of those wars were started by jerks like Napoleon and Hitler who foolishly sought to impose a singular nationhood on all Euros.) "White" isn't an ethnicity; it's the absence of ethnicity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators

- Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators Readers of nineteenth century British literature imagine typical Victorian women to be flighty, emotionally charged, and fully dependent on the men in their lives. One envisions a corseted woman who is a dutiful wife, pleasant entertainer, and always the model of etiquette. Wilkie Collins acknowledges this stereotype in his novel The Woman in White, but he contradicts this image by creating strong women in the characters of Marian Halcombe, and to a lesser extent, of Laura Fairlie....   [tags: Woman White Wilkie Collins Papers]

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The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins

- The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each volume (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in or... The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each ‘volume’ (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in order for the reader to continue reading....   [tags: English Literature]

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Joseph White: Godfather of the Field of Black Psychology

- When you think of a psychologist, you typically do not think about what minority they are. It never did occur to me before this assignment was due, that a book was prejudice against which they select to be referenced in books. In any subject, not just psychology, why would it matter if someone were of color, what his or her gender is. Many psychologists have not been given any recognition or an opportunity because they are not in the stereotype of a “white male.” When you intentionally type, “psychologists” on Google, the results are all white males....   [tags: biography and career analysis]

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Whiteness and Privilege in Society

- To understand systems of privilege,I though it was important to first clarify and define privilege. According to the Cambridge dictionary, privilege is a “special advantage or authority possessed by a particular person or group”.Wildman and Davis go beyond this simplistic definition and examine how the characteristics of a privileged group definesocietal norms, benefiting those within the privileged group and disenfranchising those outside of it. They expand on these ideas and explain how the normalization of privilege inherently declaresthose whostand outside these normsas “abnormal” or “alternative”, and how this normalization makes these privileges seem almost invisible....   [tags: normalization, oppression, hexosexual, male]

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Blackface: The Depiction of non-White Races in the Media

- For the millions of people around the world, the television and film industry is more than just a form of entertainment, but also a way of understanding and getting a glimpse into the culture it is created from. Unfortunately, many of these representations continue to perpetuate disturbing racial stereotypes and further promote racial discrimination. Many individuals think that racism no longer exists, but a quick survey of the films and television shows currently out would suggest otherwise. Blatant racism can be seen in Hollywood blockbuster movies like Transformers where two “jive-talking” robot characters present racial caricatures, they speak in “street slang”, can't read, and wear gol...   [tags: Race]

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Organism Profile: The Northern White-tailed Deer

- The Northern White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is one of the largest wild animals in the northeastern area of the United States. This species can be upwards of four feet tall and weigh over 300 pounds. Typically, this animal is found in forests, fields, and brush areas in the Northern region. In warmer months the White-tailed deer have a reddish brown coat with a white belly. In the winter months this deer’s coat changes to a gray-brown color. The male deer in this species are known as “bucks” and have antlers on their heads that can span upwards of three feet across....   [tags: deer populations, species, habitat, diet]

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Commentary on "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Heminway

- In "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Heminway it is easy to sympathize with the woman, to like and admire her more than the man in the short story. In the story the woman's name is "Jig," and the man is being called "the American." Throughout the story Hemingway makes it easier to sympathize with and easier to admire Jig by conveying her likeable traits throughout the conversation being held by her and the American, who is portrayed as very unlikeable. In Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants," the story starts with a scene that opens on a railway station in Spain where the Barcelona-to-Madrid express is....   [tags: Abortion, Selfish]

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White Privilege in America

- What is privilege. What does it mean. Is privilege inherited or is it earned. As an American resident of color I’ve learned that privilege in this country is something that is innate and inherited. The privilege that I speak of is that of White privilege. There are two prominent writer/scholars who have taken the issue of white privilege to heart and have shared their expert analysis on the subject; these authors/writer-scholars are Peggy McIntosh, a white feminist, and Beverly Tatum, an African American Psychologist....   [tags: Race Racial Racism Supremacy]

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Reader's View of the Black Male in "A Lesson Before Dying"

- The reader's view of the black male is one of an oppressed male forced to bear the burdens of their ancestors and discriminated and put down to the level of a hog. When Jefferson's lawyer implies that putting him on the death chair would be the same as putting a hog there, he also attacks the whole race of African American when he tells the jury that is could not be capable of murdering someone, he is uneducated and he is a thing that acts on command, a thing to hold the handle of a plow or load your bales of cotton....   [tags: American Literature]

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Difference between Quests Doen by Female and Male Heroes

- Heroic fantasies are most often structured around the hero's or heroine's quest. This frequently turns out to be a quest for identity, although the hero or heroine usually does not realize this at first. "The journey of the upper-class white male is identified as the generic type for the normal human condition; and other members of society - racial minorities, the poor and women - are seen as secondary characters (Pearson 4)." "In the traditional, the quest hero is assumed to be a male who is separated from his known world, is initiated into a new consciousness, and then returns to his community (Russell 197)." However, when the hero of a story is a woman, her quest is essentially different...   [tags: American Literature]

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The Descent of Alette: Confronting the Male Hegemony

- The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley follows Alette's journey through the underground subway system, which ends up being a whole different world. Alette's mission to take down the oppressive tyrant that controls this underground world, symbolizes her desire to confront male hegemony. Through refrences to the thesis, form, and historical context it is undeniable that the author is taking the reader on a journey through Alette's struggle with patriarchy. At different points throughout the poem Notley repeats the thesis of the story....   [tags: poem, power, equality]

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Male Chauvinism in John Updike and Ernest Hemingway

- Male Chauvinism in John Updike and Ernest Hemingway John Updike and Ernest Hemingway struggle to portray women in a positive light; because of this, Updike’s and Hemingway’s readers come away from their stories with the effect that the lead male characters are chauvinistic, which can be defined as “prejudiced devotion to any attitude or cause” (“Chauvinism” 228). In John Updike’s “A & P”, three girls shop in the local A & P and are described head to toe by the nineteen year old cashier, Sammy: “The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece....   [tags: Updike Hemingway Essays]

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The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four

- The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four These days we have to be extremely careful when we write or speak.  In fact, at times it seems as if we must communicate as if tip toeing through a veritable minefield of the dangerous misinterpretations of our words.  Since many words and phrases can be construed or misconstrued as offensive, there is a heightened sensitivity to the use of language.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  We certainly need to live in world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and our use of language should reflect this ideal.  Most of us would not intentionally offend a person from a different race, culture, or creed, but...   [tags: She Four]

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Shopping in a Male's Perspective: Personal Narrative

- I consider myself the typical male, especially when it comes to clothes shopping. I tend to find what I need, make sure it fits, and I am out the door. Quite often, I venture out on shopping expeditions with my wife. On one of those trips I encountered a store that amazes me so much that I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and write my essay on it, that store is Anthropologie. Anthropologie by all definition is a women’s clothing store, that has very astutely followed some of the scientific formulas outlined in Malcolm Gladwell’s article “The Science of Shopping.” This article discusses the scientific selling techniques developed by Paco Underhill, an expert on consumer buying tren...   [tags: Fashion, Marketing Techniques]

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Female Brains vs. Male Brains

- ... The temporal lobe is in charge of our hearing. “The corpus callosum [which connects the two hemispheres of the brain together] … is generally larger in women than in men” (Brynie, 116). The corpus callosum is also responsible for sending and receiving neural messages. Inside the brain are areas where white matter and gray matter exist. “Women think with the white matter, which consists more of connections between the neurons … those connections may allow a woman’s brain to work faster than a man’s” (science.howstuffworks.com)....   [tags: women, body language]

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Slavery Injustice Male versus Female

- Slavery Injustice Male versus Female Harriet Jacobs author of “Incidents of a Slave Girl” depicted the life of a women enslaved to white planation owners between the years 1819-1842. Harriet Jacobs escaped for enslavement and went on to become a pivotal figure for the African American culture with tales of cruelty from her owners and her need for freedom. Jacobs penned her story to persuade white people in the North to fight against the maltreatment of African Americans in the South. Jacobs highlighted for abolitionist and non-abolitionist alike the abuse slaves felt for many years and the obstacles they went through to secure their freedom....   [tags: gender equality in human exploitation]

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White Heat

- White Heat White Heat clearly belongs within Shatzs category of genres of order. How far do you agree with this statement. This is an exiting essay to write for a number of reasons. For one it is an honour to follow in the footsteps of Raul Walsh understanding the motivations that brought him to direct White Heat in the way he did it. For another reason is wonderful having the possibility to describe it through the Shatz^s module that can describe perfectly every aspect of a selected movie. Because it is essentially a narrative system, a film genre can be examined in terms of its fundamental structural components: plot, character, setting, thematics and so on....   [tags: essays papers]

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Black And White Women Of The Old South

- Minrose Gwin‘s book, Black and White Women of the Old South, argues that history has problems with objectiveness. Her book brings to life interesting interpretations on the view of the women of the old south and chattel slavery in historical American fiction and autobiography. Gwin’s main arguments discussed how the white women of the south in no way wanted to display any kind of compassion for a fellow woman of African descent. Gwin described the "sisterhood" between black and white women as a "violent connection"(pg 4)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Culturally Dominant Models of How to be and Look a Man

- The authority of the masculine ideal of the current decade is subject to crisis, the decline of a traditional male developing out of a 1950s post-war traditional patriarchal society; born into a decline in heavy industry and the redefinition of the nuclear family. Contemporary dominant models of masculinity, still fundamentally operate of a series of traditional characteristic; the strength, the independence, the fertility and the bravery of a man (Reeser, 2011, pp. 1-8). Yet, developments in society contextualise the modern man at a crisis, with the birth of a "lad" culture, rise of metrosexuality and decreasing gender specific roles through the social progression towards egalitarianism be...   [tags: male authority, masculinity, modern man]

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White Man Sleeps

- White Man Sleeps Ideas for short answer questions ================================ 1) Briefly describe the two main arm gestures used as motifs within White Man Sleeps in sections 1 and 2. Section 1 contains one of the arm gestures used as part of a motif in White Man Sleeps. All the dancers perform this arm gesture at some stage in section 1 of the dance. This recurring arm gesture is in introduced in section 1 where the right arm circles the head clockwise and meets the left arm in front of the head where the hands end up palm to palm and stretched out....   [tags: Drama]

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Oppression and Depression: The Effects of White Masculinity

- Oppression and Depression: The Effects of White Masculinity In Peter N. Stearns’ book Be a Man. he cites Nichols, Pleck and Sawyer as he makes the assertion that “Macho man, artificially and oppressively virile, asserts himself over hapless women and in fields of aggression ranging from big business to war, from raising of sons to the domestic cloistering of wives” (Nichols, Pleck and Sawyer). White men in America throughout history have guided themselves according to a particular set of social norms which defines their masculinity....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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White and Black Women of Heart of Darkness

- The Civilized, White Women and the Black She-beasts of Heart of Darkness      Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness hints at some prodigious evil lurking in the soul of mankind; but this corruption -- in its simplest form, the brutality and mammon-worship of Belgian imperialism -- is hidden from the "innocent." The "initiated," moreover, either embrace the wickedness (as do men like the "pilgrims" and, most significantly, Kurtz) or resist it and become the enlightened -- truly, "Buddha[s] preaching in European clothes" (Conrad 21)....   [tags: Heart Darkness womenhod]

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Hegemonic Masculinity in the Media

- Hegemonic masculinity can be defined as “the cultural idealized form of masculine character, which emphasizes the connecting of masculinity to toughness and competitiveness as well as the subordination of women and the marginalization of gay men” (Trujillo, 1991, p. 290). We live society were male dominance is the order of the day, from the family arena to the workplace, and in sports in which individuals with certain characteristics and attributes as seen as normal and the rest are termed as the “other”....   [tags: Society, Gender Gaps, Male Dominance]

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Black or White: A Contrast of Liberties

- My life, as it stands today, is rarely affected by my racial background; I was born to a Caucasian mother and African American father out of wedlock. I came into this world in 1972 and was adopted by an interracial couple who also reflected the same backgrounds as my birth parents. Upon superficial appearances, many white folk are unaware of my racial mixture; for all intents and purposes, I look like a run of the mill white boy. Rather interestingly though, black folk can just tell; often, they cite that it is my hair, nose, and lips which provide the subtle clues....   [tags: caucasian, african-american, racial background]

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The Cultural Message of Snow White

- The Cultural Message of Snow White For hundreds of years children have been enchanted by fairy tales. The beautiful princesses, handsome rescuers, and happily-ever-after endings lent themselves to contentment and a feeling that all was right with the world. During the last century, many of these classics were brought to life on the big screen in animated motion pictures. Walt Disney animated the Grimm Brother’s tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, during the Great Depression, grossing eight million, the most money made by any film up to that time (History Channel, 2011)....   [tags: fairy tales, Walt Disney, happiness]

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The Black and White Coral Reefs

- I never told anyone about these things……. I knew this guy since the first time I ever went to school. Anyway, he called me "Fish Mouth.” Actually, he used to call me "Dog mouth.” But he had this fish book he found when he moved in. And he also had this book on Psychology, which seemed more like Yellow pages. I gaped a lot for a fourteen-year-old. When I went home that day, the fish book was in my bag. And I labeled his name next to that fish he compared me to. Then I chucked it somewhere around my house....   [tags: tides, waves, observe, fish]

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Othello by William Shakespeare: The Collapse of a Civilized Savage to a White Savage

- ... There is an invisible race boundary that exists and Othello is breaking it by being with a white woman. He is stealing a white woman that should belong to a white man. Rodrigo wanting to get his hands on Desdemona is infuriated by this and thus is willing to do what ever Iago tells him to do. When Iago goes to Brabantio, in order to aware him that his daughter Desdemona has left his house and gone to sleep with Othello he proclaims: Even now, now, very now, an old black ram Is tupping your white ewe....   [tags: race, non-westernized people]

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To What Extent Can Violence be Seen as a Catalyst to the Advancement of African American Civil Rights in the Period 1865- 1965

- The typical view of the Civil Rights Movement is of peaceful protests, most notably those led by Martin Luther King Jr and ‘The Congress of racial equality’ (CORE). Although violence and violent acts were widespread, their effect on Civil Rights is questionable; violence could be seen as the precursor to much civil rights advancement, drawing media attention and putting pressure on the government, but evidence also suggests that it hindered the achievement of full rights. Historian Kevin Mumford sees violence as the vehicle with which white supremacists denied black people their rights, believing that it was “through violence and fraud” that they lost the rights given to them after the Civil...   [tags: white brutality, media coverage]

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White Chicks: Film Analysis

- In today’s society, pre-existing assumptions and stereotypes of other ethnicities and individuals play a large part in the way we see others. This social construct of stereotypes has placed restrictions on many people’s lives which ultimately limits them from achieving certain goals. In this sense, stereotypes misrepresent and restrict people of colour to gain casting within the Hollywood film industry. The issue of how casting actors to certain roles and how these actors are forced to submit and represent these false stereotypes is one worthy of discussion....   [tags: racial stereotypes, roles for African Americans]

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Similarities between Eveline and Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway

- ... In the short story “Hills like White Elephants”, a couple is faced with a major decision to make. It is implied that this young couple is expecting a child. The pregnancy or baby can be seen as the “elephant” in the room. This couple is trying to decide whether or not to get an abortion. The antagonist in this short story is the male the main character (Jig) is taking to at a bar in a train station. In the story this male character is simply referred to as the American. The American does many things that make us believe he is mainly the decision maker in their relationship....   [tags: decisions, consequences, dilemma]

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