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  • A Thousand Acres

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    This is a book report about the book A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley wrote this book, the grade level is 7.7 and it is worth twenty-seven points. This book is about three sisters who are each trying to be given a third of the farm corporation set up by their father. The aging father is trying to set up the corporation so that the daughters won’t have to pay inheritance taxes. The youngest daughter, Caroline, who happens to be a lawyer does not like this idea. Rose and Ginny think that it is a good

  • Thousand Acres

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    A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley, is a story of incest, ignorance, and the imperialistic voice of the almighty man. Ignorance of being lead by a man, particular views of Rose and Ginny, and domesticated to believe that "When we are good girls and accept our circumstances, we're glad about it. . .When we are bad girls, it drives us crazy" (99). The imperialistic voice usually comes from the omnipotent Larry Cook, Rose, Ginny, and Caroline’s father. And the incestuous relations only

  • 40 Acres and a Mule

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    From Hughsey Childes’ and Minnie Whitney’s different stories of the state of sharecropping and farming in the African American communities, we find things that are revealed about the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, as well as the similarities and differences between the two’s experiences. Hughsey’s oral history tells is a secondary source about a man who had been a sharecropper. His statement tells us that the sharecropper, who “couldn’t read or write”, was given very little to live on

  • Geography and Biodiversity of Acre in Brazil

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    Acre is the Westernmost Brazilian state, and neighbor to Amazonas and Rondônia, spanning about 55,000 square miles. Its capital Rio Branco is home to the 288, 907 of the total 438,489 denizens (1996). The whole of Acre is contained within the Amazon Basin and 93% of it is tropical rain forest. Notwithstanding the great extent of deforestation, the biodiversity of Acre and the surrounding Amazon Basin remains extensive; there are the mammoth trees, countless species of palm trees, vines, bushes, ferns;

  • Russel Conwell Acres of Diamonds

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    Russel Conwell Acres of Diamonds According to Russell Conwell's speech "Acres of Diamonds," wealth is accessible to you no matter who or where you are. The term acres of diamonds doesn't literally refer to acres of diamonds, but is a metaphor used to express the belief that opportunities are endless if you just use your resources. You should also be reasonably ambitious to attain your goals. A man's ambition to attain wealth helps to make him a good man. Opportunities surround us in our

  • Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

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    A Thousand Acres is the story of King Lear updated for a modern audience hungry for an understanding of the malady that ripped apart Lear's family. Unlike King Lear, A Thousand Acres has one of the "bad" daughters as its narrator, which provides insight into the bitter conflict that undoes the family in the end. Those familiar with Shakespeare's play may be bothered by the idea that such stately patriarch could unknowingly produce such selfish schemers as Regan and Goneril, and Smiley's novel gives

  • Theme Of King Lear And A Thousand Acres

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    King Lear by William Shakespeare and A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley are both fantastic tragedies that follow a similar story arc. Although King Lear was written in 1606, and A Thousand Acres was written in 1999, they contain the same essential elements of a tragedy. Jane Smiley modeled her novel after King Lear, focusing less on Lear’s story, and more on the daughters’ stories. Both story-lines are extremely similar: a father chooses to divide his land amongst his daughters, and everything following

  • Incest in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres

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    Incest in A Thousand Acres Incest in A Thousand Acres invades all the other items: it is there, and is crucial for everything that happens, but it is hidden beneath the surface of appearances. Tim Keppel has pointed out not only that "Smiley's major departure [...] is her decision to tell the story from the viewpoint of Ginny and explore the inner lives of the so-called 'evil' sisters" (Keppel, p.105), but that "Smiley makes her most dramatic re-vision of Shakespeare" (Keppel, p.109) in the storm

  • Incorporating Paintball Massacre With Sunny Acres

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    what is being proposed and how this idea will benefit their company. Sunny Acres will be shown how the addition of a paintball arena will increase their client base therefore increasing profit. My reader will need to know what type of space is required, what the rules of the game are and what if any additional insurance will be required. My reader has some idea of how paintball works. I want to make sure Sunny Acres has a clear understanding of how the game is played so I will be informing them

  • Comparing A Thousand Acres and King Lear

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    A Thousand Acres and King Lear: A New Twist When Jane Smiley wrote A Thousand Acres, she consciously made the story parallel to Shakespeare's King Lear for several reasons. The novel's characters and basic storyline are almost direct parallels to King Lear, but Smiley's dissatisfaction with the traditional interpretation of King Lear is showcased in her modern day version (Berne 236). The story of the Cook family is almost a carbon copy of the saga of Lear's family. The ruler, or father, possesses