Blue Dress Essays

  • The Significance of The Blue Dress in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwa

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    The Significance of The Blue Dress in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie (talking to Phoebe about Tea Cake): “He done taught me de maiden language all over. Wait till you see de new blue satin Tea Cake done picked out for me tuh stand up wid him in. High heel slippers, necklace, earrings, everything he wants tuh see me in. Some of dese mornin’s and it won’t be long, you gointuh wake up callin’ me and Ah’ll be gone.” (pp. 109-10)

  • 'Devil In A Blue Dress'

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    Depression was a prominent long lasting downturn in history, where workers were unemployed. The novel “Murder Is My Business” by Lynette Prucha took placed in the 1990’s which was considered the best era for economic growth. While the novel “Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosley is set in post-World War II, before the Civil Rights Movement. These three private detectives face a ton of difficulties upholding their morals, ethics, and beliefs while trying to best serve their clients, and doing everything

  • Flannery OConnors "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"

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    gloves and putting them up with her purse on the shelf in front of the back window. The children's mother still had on slacks and still had her head tied up in a green kerchief but the grandmother had on a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collar and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace, and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In case of an accident,

  • Lavender

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    Walter from “A Raisin in the Sun”: He’s an intelligent black man living in a big city, he has problems with his marriage and he works a blue collar job (also, I could see Sidney Poitier or Danny Glover, both of whom have played Walter, playing him in a film version instead of Denzel Washington, who took on the part of Easy in the film adaptation of “Devil in a Blue Dress”). Many of the characters in “Lavender” appear in other works by Walter Mosley (this is the first one that I’ve read however). In this

  • Saturday Night Vs. Old Country Buffet

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    It's Saturday night and I'm in my snug but not skin tight blue spaghetti strap floor length dark royal blue dress, all ready to go out to a very fancy restuarant. Old Country Buffet. As my friend and I climb out of my car in a classy like fashion, we realize that the line to Old COuntry Buffet is at least 50 meters long. "Oh My God." I say as my lipstick chalked lips fall to the floor. Glancing over at a fast-food pizza restaurant, my friend and I look at each other. "Uh huh."

  • Devil In A Blue Dress Analysis

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    or her community in Devil in a Blue Dress and Corollary In Walter Mosley’s “devil in a blue dress”, there is a clear cut distinction between the white and black man, this distinction is portrayed as something that is somewhat negative and looks at the situation from the eyes of a black man named Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins and how he is changed from a simple day to day laborer into an effective detective. While both detectives from “Chee’s Witch” and “Devil in a Blue Dress” have exceptional knowledge about

  • Painting a Portrait of Death

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    for the family’s death. O'Connor begins to paint the image of death with her presentation of the grandmother. As the family prepares for their adventure the grandmother carefully selects her attire. “A navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet” (O'Connor 267). The imagery

  • The Devil In A Blue Dress Sparknotes

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    The Real Devil The book Devil in a Blue Dress is written by Walter Mosley. There are lots of devils who appear in the story. Albright, Mouse, Carter, Easy and Daphne are devils without any questions because actions like hustling, and killing people show that they aren’t good people. From the story, we may easily conclude all characters are devils, but we should always think about who makes them commit illegal actions. When they were children, none of them thought about doing any illegal jobs. All

  • Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find

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    bucks," June Star said. "Afraid she'd miss something. She has to go everywhere we go." She dresses in a manner so that if anyone finds her dead on the highway, they shall characterize her as a lady. She wore a navy blue sailor hat with white violets on the brim, to match her navy blue dress covered with tiny white polka-dots. Her white organdy, lacy collars and cuffs completed the outfit. But although she agrees to follow through with the excursion, she refuses to go with out her cat Pitty Sing. Afraid

  • Devil In A Blue Dress Analysis

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    me and how it correlates with Devil in a Blue Dress, in addition to where we have come from and where I see us going into the future. Devil in a Blue Dress introduces the reader to Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, the protagonist and narrator of the story. It is 1948, and he is a young black veteran of World War II who has moved to Los Angeles after growing up in a tough neighborhood in

  • Defining Beauty for Men and Women in Portraiture

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    Orpheus and Pedro Berruguete’s Portrait of Federico da Mentelfeltro, viewers can gain an understanding of the conceptual differences in definitions of masculine and feminine beauty during this period. Titian’s La Bella – Portrait of a Woman in a Blue Dress (1536) is a captivating example of Renaissance ritratto (portraiture) demonstrating ideals of feminine beauty. It presents the image of a vibrant young woman. With smooth, light skin tone and delicate rounded face the woman is clearly defined as

  • The Night of Terror

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    and slammed his shoulder into it right before an unknown force bashed against the other side. Mrs. Hamm grasped the child as and attempted to console her as a sharp pain erupted in her breast. She looked down and saw a dark stain growing on her blue dress and jerked the child away. Everyone’s eyes went wide as they saw the scene unfolding before them. Lisa stood smiling; face covered in blood, and began to laugh hysterically. Mrs. Hamm was becoming hysterical as well, as she noticed that one side

  • Comparing Tradition and Change in Amy Tan's The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club

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    Tradition and Change in The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club Throughout the novels The Kitchen God's Wife and The Joy Luck Club, author Amy Tan conveys the message of tradition and change. Each novel contains sections about mothers talking and relating their stories to their daughters. The daughters in The Joy Luck Club hear stories about loss and happiness, and joy and hate. Each of the four mothers tell these stories to their daughters as lessons, or offerings for their futures. They

  • Analysis Of Devil In A Blue Dress Essay

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    protagonist achieved a goal or completed the task at hand. In Devil in a Blue Dress, Easy, the protagonist, begins with a goal of “paying [his] mortgage” so that people didn’t view him as “another poor beggar” (Mosley 53). In The Good Thief, Ren, the main character, is asked what the one thing he wants most in the world and he replies with “A family” because he has been an orphan his whole life (Tinti 53). Devil in a Blue Dress has a more satisfying end, despite the violence and morally questionable

  • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

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    with a dress that she is borrowing. This is where Viramontes first uses the phrase “it sounds right”. Now think, will this color go good with Pancha’s blue dress? – Pancha is Arlene’s comadre. Since Arlene has a special date tonight, she lent Arlene her royal blue dress that she deeps in a plastic bag at the end of her closet. The dress is made of chiffon, with satin-like material underlining, so that when Arlene first tried it on and strutted about, it crinkled sounds of elegance. The dress fits too

  • Foreshadowing in A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor

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    the events in this story. There are three significant times she uses this technique. They are the description of the grandmother’s dress, the death of the family, and the conversation between the Misfit and the grandmother. The grandmother did not want to go to Florida; she ironically dresses in her Sunday best. She was dressed very nicely with, "A navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned

  • Comparing Maltese Falcon And The Devil In A Blue Dress

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    innovated the way we portrayed it. Maltese Falcon was one of the pioneers of film noir that influenced many more noir type of films such as The Devil in a Blue Dress. With plots being different but yet a similar feel towards the movie. Similar character roles are very common in noir, like in the Maltese Falcon and The Devil in a Blue Dress. Both films use very alike characters that help give it a better noir feeling. In the Maltese Falcon, Sam spade is the main character but unlike regular plots

  • The Theme Of Money In Walter Mosley's Devil In A Blue Dress

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    In Walter Mosley’s novel Devil in a Blue Dress written in 1948, the influence of money acts as a major theme in the novel. Mosley uses Easy Rawlins, an African American man as the protagonist of the novel. The novel is a representation of multiple inequalities between race and power. The plot begins in the novel when Easy loses his job causing him to do anything in order to earn money and make mortgage payments. His life is seen to exhibit some form of transformation; Easy was able to transform from

  • Picture Analysis: Ivy League Style

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    which was not characteristic of this period because most men were wearing wide ties. His choice to routinely wear large bow ties reflects on his sense of fashion individuality, even in the slightest ways. My mom in this picture is wearing a shirtwaist dress with a floral pattern, possibly with some buttons on the upper torso center, and ruffled sleeves. A few examples of shirtwaist dresses can be seen in the underage ‘dances and proms’ section of the mid 1970s Sears catalog, but this was not a widely

  • The Dress

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    A wedding dress has to be perfect for the bride and no one else. This is what Georgiana thought before her boyfriend, Christian, proposed. After the engagement, she started getting suggestions from everyone. Some opinions weighted in more than others. Her grandmother wanted her to have a lace A-line wedding dress. Her mother wanted her to have a ball gown. Her future mother-in-law wanted her to have a cathedral length train since the wedding is going to be in the Basilica. Her sister wanted her to