Blue Water Essays

  • Rayona’s Growth in A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

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    Rayona’s Growth in A Yellow Raft In Blue Water As the subject of the first section of Doris' novel, A Yellow Raft In Blue Water, Rayona faces many problems that are unique to someone her age. Ray's mixed race heritage makes her a target of discrimination on the reservation. Problems in her family life (or lack thereof), give Rayona a reversed role in which she is the mother taking care of Christine. In dealing with these issues, Rayona learns a lot about herself and others. Because of

  • Blues Genre: Muddy Waters

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    McKinley “Muddy Waters” Morganfield left Stovalls plantation outside Clarksdale for Chicago in 1943, drawn by the wartime boom in factory jobs. By the late 1940s his electrified rural delta style brought him success as a blues musician with hits such as “I Cant Be Satisfied” (1948). Having signed to Chess records, Waters’ started to enjoy the commercial success that his music allowed him. The audience responded, Marshall Chess recalled to R&B historian Arnold Shaw that “Waters hit the local crowds

  • A Yellow Raft In Blue Water Analysis

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    People don’t always deal with the same issues in the same way. In the novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, author Michael Dorris explores the perspectives of three women whose stories are tangled together through a history of secrets and lies. Rayona, Christine, and Ida all deal with their own share of hardships throughout the course of the novel. As each new perspective is revealed, it becomes clear that our three protagonists face issues with self discovery, a desire to fit in, and personal growth

  • Symbolism of the Yellow Raft in Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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    Symbolism of the Yellow Raft in Yellow Raft in Blue Water Native American’s find symbolism in many everyday items and colors are no exception. They believe that yellow is a conflicting motif, on one hand it denotes happiness, joy, and contentment but on the other hand it is the color of cowardice, deceit, and hurt. Michael Dorris, the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, coming from a Native American background, most likely considered this while choosing the title for this bestseller

  • Blue Mountains Water Skink Essay

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    Appearance: The Blue Mountains Water Skink is fairly long-bodied and slender lizard. It can reach sizes up to 200 millimeters and weigh up to ten grams. It's scales have a shimmery shine to them, with long stripes along its back and a multitude of pale yellow spots throughout the length of it's body. It also has a light underbelly, which contrasts against the darker scales on top. Taxonomy: Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Scincidae Genus: Eulamprus Species: Eulamprus leuraensis

  • Blue Gold: World Water Wars

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    Blue Gold: World Water Wars In the documentary, Blue Gold: World Water Wars, it follows several people and countries world-wide in their fight for fresh water. The film exposes giant corporations as they bully poorer developing countries to privatize their own supply of fresh water. As a result of the privatization, corporations make a hefty profit while the developing countries remain poor. Blue Gold: World Water Wars also highlights the fact that Wall Street investors are going after the desalination

  • Blue Gold Movie Review: The Blue Gold Film On Water Wars

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    This Blue Gold film on Water Wars, directed by Sam Bozzo, has some very important messages; water is a necessary component for all human beings, its supply is running out faster than we are able to replenish the source. In my opinion, this video encourages us to save water, to understand the politics, and to help out in this water crisis. This reminds me of the book Mockingjay part 1. It 's seems like we are district 13, and the government is the capitol. They don 't care about who dies, and

  • Film Analysis Of Blue Gold: World Water Wars

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    Water. It comprises sixty-six percent of our bodies and aids almost every cell process in the body (100 Amazing Water Facts You Should Know, 2014). The manifold uses of water ranges from life, recreation, to religious needs. The issue is that billion-dollar companies privatized water, are leeching the world’s most abundant resource, and are slowly killing the earth in the process. Blue Gold: World Water Wars gives a glimpse into privatized water companies and the destruction being brought on by

  • The Blue Water Bridge

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    The bridge we chose to select for our research paper is the Blue Water Bridge. The Blue Water Bridge spreads across the St. Clair River and conducts international traffic between Port Huron, Michigan, and Point Edward and Sarnia, Ontario. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, “Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange, the bridge forms a critical gateway linking Canada and the United States”. The Blue Water Bridge consists of tolls and inspection plazas on each side of the border

  • The Lotus And The Nile

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    The Lotus And The Nile The blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) belongs to the Nymphaeaceae (Water-Lily) family. The blue lotus has several common names including: Egyptian lotus, blue water lily, and sacred lily of the Nile. It should not be confused with the "blue lily" or Agapanthus africanus, a plant of an entirely different genus (Anonymous, 1999). Be careful also not to confuse it with the Nymphaea lotus, which is the "white lotus". Fossils of this plant have been dated back to the Jurassic period

  • Diving

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    other leg, feeling the neoprene start to grip onto my skin. When I went to put my upper body into the suit I could feel the neoprene stretching tightly around me, like a giant slowly encircling his fingers around me. I could not wait to get in the water to relieve its tension. At that point I looked at what used to be the tiny dock from which we had departed fairly recently, but only saw the tiny outline of land on the horizon. Then I heard the divemaster yelling for us to put on the rest of our

  • Art Analysis Paper

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    kiss. There is use of stumato along with atmospheric perspective. There is excellent use of color for the setting. It is almost a life like painting. This painting has smooth brush strokes. The sailing ship is the focal point because of the bright blue with extravagant large sails. The painting is a dry textured flat paint. The painting is evenly balanced. When I look at this painting, it reminds me of settlers coming to a new world that is be founded by its beauty. It seems as if they swam from


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    not paying attention in history class, and their teacher assigned them Saturday school, pulling weeds. Kenneth and Aleesa weren’t friends, they were caught passing a note to someone. After, they started to work on Saturday, they both drank from a blue water jug, that sent them back in time. To the year 1965, where Cesar Chavez was helping out the field workers get their own union. By putting on a strike against the Schenley Company, who grow grapes in Delano, California, and sold them around the world

  • The Formation of a Global Community

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    many are honeymooners fresh from the altar. And the last group which, consists of the surfers who travel to the ends of the globe to find that perfect combination of weather, water, and waves. These surfers are connoisseurs of some of the finest beaches in the world and thirst after lush white tropical sands and blue water like a camel fresh off of a trek through the Sahara. One of the major catalysts that has allowed for the growth of these remote tourist locations has been the development of

  • A Women's Quest in The Odyssey, A Room Of One's Own, and Northanger Abbey

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    against all opposition.  He absolutely refuses to give in,  whatever happens to him en route for home.   Constantly, he reinforces the principle that will guide him throughout his struggles: "For if some god batters me far out on the wine-blue water, I will endure it, keeping a stubborn spirit inside of me, for already I have suffered much and done much hard work..." (The Odyssey  9. 12-16) So the hero of The Odyssey displays the manifold ability to overcome beings of all kinds, one

  • Biography of Ernest Hemingway

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    anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." ('On the Blue Water' in Esquire, April 1936) A legendary novelist, short-story writer and essayist Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, close to the prairies and woods west of Chicago. His mother Grace Hall had

  • Descriptive Essay: Deep Blue Water

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    around 11:48 for a midnight swim. The water never truly get’s all that warm, but we seek our selves out to be rebellious because we believe that rebellion is the only thing keeping

  • Symbolism In A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

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    In the initial chapters of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, there is no reference to the novel’s title. However, as the plot progresses, both the yellow raft and the color yellow become integral symbols for both Rayona and Christine. For Rayona, the color yellow and the yellow raft are a symbol for peace, security, escape, and perfection. Rayona leaves Father Tom on the shore, swims out to the raft and suns herself. The raft is said to broaden her universe, one which contains racism and a feeling of

  • A Yellow Raft In Blue Water Character Analysis

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    Most everyone has someone they admire or look up to. In the book, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, written by Michael Dorris, one character stands out and has the most admirable traits. Rayona is one of the main characters and throughout the book she shows us that she is hard working and never willing to give up. As well as getting the job done, Rayona has to be brave in a lot of different situations. Being clever is a trait that everyone looks up to. Everything Rayona does portrays how clever she really

  • Sibling Relationships in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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    Sibling Relationships in A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Relationships play an important role in one's life. They are formed on the basis of love and understanding. Relationship helps various people in every aspect of life and assists them in being a better person. Such a relationship was found in the novel A Yellow Raft In Blue Water. Christine and Lee had a unique brother-sister relationship. They cared for and protected each other and as well as overcame their fears of life. Christine did