Anna Essays

  • Anna Kingsley

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    Anna Kingsley, a woman of strength and determination overcame many odds not expected of an African American slave. She married a slave owner, owned land, and was once a slave herself. She was well known in a free black community she helped establish. Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley was the wife of plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley. She was the daughter of a man of high status. Her father’s sides were descendants of the well know Njaajan Njaay, the creators of the Jolof Empire. Her father was killed

  • Anna Julia Cooper

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    Anna Julia Cooper "Only the BLACK WOMAN can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole . . . race enters with me'" The life of Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) affords rich opportunities for studying the developments in African-American and Ameri can life during the century following emancipation. Like W.E.B. DuBois, Cooper's life is framed by especially momentous years in U

  • Gender Analysis of Anna and the King

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    Gender Analysis of Anna and the King If you are not the lead elephant, the scenery never changes. (Moonshee, Anna’s servant) One of the main issues in “Anna and the King” is the differences between men and women. What is less obvious is that those differences are of two types: the existing inequality of the social status of men and women, and the ways in which men and women try to deal with (end or prolong) this inequality. First of all, let us observe the structure of the Thai society

  • Anna Quindlen

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    Rhetorical Analysis Anna Quindlen describes in the essay “Abortion is too Complex to Feel one Way About” the different situation that we as a human race are put in everyday. She talks about the topic of abortion in a way that one feels they have had to make the decision of whether or not a person is pro-choice or pro-life. She uses references that are of different personal experiences in the essay that are vital to the audience. Quindlen is writing to state her point that one should never put their

  • Compare And Contrast Essay On Anna Ripley

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    My Friend, Anna Ripley Indefatigable is the only the word I can think of to describe my best friend and sister, Anna Ripley. Growing up on a dirt road in the woods, with your nearest neighbors being cousins you develop a pretty strong sense of the importance of family. One year me and my sister decided to go for a walk, three hours later it so happened we ended up in Parrsboro; 5 minutes away from buying ice cream because it was a scorching temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. We didn’t walk back home

  • Judgment in Anna Karenina

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    The question of judgment and sympathies in Anna Karenina is one that seems to become more complicated each time I read the novel. The basic problem with locating the voice of judgment is that throughout the novel, there are places where we feel less than comfortable with the seemingly straightforward, at times even didactic presentation of Anna and Vronsky's fall into sin alongside Levin's constant moral struggle. As Anna's story unfolds in its episodic manner within the context of the rest

  • Anna Karenina

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    and most importantly, emotion can alter one’s perception of a person. Perception can also be influenced by how someone wants to appear and in fact, everyone consciously acts to present a certain image. This is especially true and perhaps mocked in Anna Karenina, where appearance and reality are related much like the sides of a die –– each side is independent of the others, and yet without each side the reality of the die is not complete. As multi-faced characters, Kitty and Levin present an interesting

  • Anna Karenina

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    clearly in the Leo Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina. Infidelity is most evident in the marriage of Anna Karenina and Alexei Karenin and the marriage of Stephen Oblonsky (Stiva) and Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly). The two relationships undergo similar hardships since they both involve a partner that commits adultery. Anna is unfaithful to her husband Alexei, and Stiva is unfaithful to his wife Dolly. Despite the similarity of events, society reacts differently toward Anna committing adultery and Stiva committing

  • Anna Karenina

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    In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy presents marriage in a realistic sense, marriage is not an easy institution; couples must work through the rough patches in order for it to be strong; he also presents passion as a force that can have a positive influence, but simultaneously presents passion as a factor that can have a corrupting power on a person’s life. These two couples, Levin and Kitty and Vronsky and Anna, are compared throughout the course of the novel. Levin and Kitty differ from Anna and Vronsky

  • Anna Letitia Barbauld's Washing Day

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    Anna Letitia Barbauld's Washing Day In "Washing Day" Anna Letitia Barbauld has done what Romantic poets can do best. She writes of an event that occurs periodically in every-day life, but she elevates the washing day chore to a challenge of epic proportions. Barbauld views the experience of wash day from the perspective of the woman she is and the child she was. At all times she is the poet who relates the Muses' song as a medieval minstrel might. Her skillful use of irony and hyperbole

  • Anna Deveare Smith's Fires in the Mirror

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    Anna Deveare Smith's Fires in the Mirror The language in Fires in the Mirror, by Anna Deveare Smith, is a microcosm for the way in which language creates reality in every community. In Fires in the Mirror, people from different communities in Crown Heights are interviewed on various subjects after the riot that erupted in 1991 between Jewish and Black groups, and in these interviews it is obvious that specific communities develop unique styles of language in order to unite all the members

  • A Comparison of Escape in Madam Bovary and Anna Karenina

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    Escape in Madam Bovary and Anna Karenina Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with their lives pursued their dreams of ecstasy and love through reading. At the beginning of both novels Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary made active decisions about their future although these decisions were not always rational. As their lives started to disintegrate Emma and Anna sought to live out their dreams

  • Regaining Control in Anna Karenina

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    Regaining Control in Anna Karenina Anna Karenina features significant clusters of scenes, all of which describe notable moments in the development of the novel's major figures. One of the most important clusters is when Anna travels to see Vronsky. On her way her perceptions change; she throws her "searchlight" upon herself. Arriving at the next station she sees the rails and knows what must be done. Anna has had control over her own life taken away from her, due to the societal limitations

  • The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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    Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character.  With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters,  Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel.  Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is.  Tolstoy gives us a lifelike representation in Anna Karenina

  • Themes of Life and Death in Anna Karenina

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    Themes of Life and Death in Anna Karenina The novel, Anna Karenina, parallels its heroine's, Anna Karenina, moral and social conflicts with Constantin Levin's internal struggle to find the meaning of life. There are many other underlying themes which links the novel as a whole, yet many critics at the time only looked upon its critical view of Russian life. Henry James called Tolstoy's novels as "loose and baggy monsters' of stylessness, but Tolstoy stated of Anna Karenina ".....I am very proud

  • Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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    Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships

  • Anna Karenina Themes

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    Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a novel established on the themes of love and marriage in a nineteenth century aristocratic Russian society where both major and minor characters play an important role in surfacing the main motifs that Tolstoy wishes to expose in the book. Fulfilment and satisfaction from love and life is one of the chief themes of the book that Tolstoy represented through his characters Anna Karenina and Konstantin Dmitrich Levin. Throughout the book both Anna and Levin experience

  • Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Lost Truth of Feminine Subjectivity

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    Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Lost Truth of Feminine Subjectivity The oppressed, repressed, and impressed subjectivity of feminism finds a new opportunity to assert its true self against the stultifying atmosphere of modernism and identity-oriented crisis of postmodern ambience by appealing to the unique characterization of Anna Livia Plurabelle which frequently oscillates phallocentrism and proves the me'connaissance of male selfism and female-otherness to establish a new doctrine based on the

  • Passion In Anna Karenina

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    in the relationship of the two main couples in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Through the psychology articles and Tolstoy’s specific diction in Anna Karenina, it is easy to see the power of passion in a relationship, even if it is revitalizing passion, will result in suffering and pain without the vital aspects of communication and understanding, which breeds a stable relationship for growing as a couple. The differences in the relationship between Anna and Vronsky and Levin and Kitty are more than

  • Anna Akhmatova's "Requiem"

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    Anna Akhmatova is known as one of the greatest poet in Russia who has written a various amount of literature during her lifetime. Her interest in poetry began as she was a young child, yet her father did not agree with her decision of becoming a poet (Poets). Eventually, Akhmatova attended school, married Nikolai Gumilev, and gave birth to her first son. She always believed that she was not worthy of motherhood. As a result, her son lived with his grandmother and she would visit him occasionally