Bobbie Essays

  • Biography of Bobbie Rosenfeld

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    Bobbie Rosenfeld Canada’s most famous female all-around athlete in the 1920s was Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld. Baseball, basketball, fastball, golf, hockey,lacrosse, softball, speed skating, tennis, and track and field were some of the sports that Bobbie played and she mastered all of them (“Bobbie Rosenfeld: One of the Greatest All-Around Athletes”). The first event that put Rosenfeld in the spotlight was the 100-metre sprint that she ran, for fun, in a small track and field meet in 1923. During the

  • Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason

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    The setting in the short story “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason works well to accentuate the theme of the story. The theme portrayed by Mason is that most people change along with their environment, with the exception of the few who are unwilling to adapt making it difficult for things such as marriage to work out successfully. These difficulties are apparent in Norma Jean and Leroy’s marriage. As Norma Jean advances herself, their marriage ultimately collapses due to Leroy’s unwillingness to adapt with

  • Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason

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    Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason Character Sketch In Bobbie Ann Mason’s story “Shiloh” she presents the character of Norma Jean as having a strong personality but an emptiness deep within. Norma Jean is presented as a strong character on the outside in the opening of the story. “She lifts three-pound dumbbells to warm-up, the progresses to a twenty-pound barbell.”(Mason p. 46). However as the story progresses she exhibits the emptiness which she feels. “One day Leroy arrives home from a drive

  • Bobbie Rosenfeld: Canadian Sports Figure

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    Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld is the most historically and culturally significant Canadian sport figure. Rosenfeld was a pioneer for women’s athletics, and was a role model to many young girls and working class women. When at a time when women in sport was not considered proper, Fanny broke down barriers, competing in high levels of softball, hockey, and basketball and track. She was a women of firsts, she helped define Canadian women in sport. Fanny, was born in Katrinosalov, Russia which is now part

  • Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason

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    Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason In the short story titled "Shiloh", Bobbie Ann Mason does an extremely effective job of getting her message across. This story is about a couple that gets married a young age that probably was not ready to be married. They experience a series of events, which shape them and determined there future. The author in this story does a fabulous job because this story was easy to read and understand. "Shiloh" was written in 1982 so the story plot isn't old and hard to grasp

  • Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh

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    Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh In the story "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason, The reader gets different points of view and different feelings about the characters and the story. In this story the narrator explains how time and distance can create a gap between two people. It also talks about how naïve Leroy really is and also how self-centered he is. It allows the reader to understand that sometimes in doing something good people could be doing something that hurts others. This story reveals to the

  • The Struggle in Shiloh by Bobbie Ann Mason

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    Leroy and Norma Jean in the short story, “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason, are a married couple, and they experience a series of events, which shapes them and determines there future. The final setting, Shiloh, works well to highlight the battles of war to the battles between Norma Jean and Leroy. Throughout the story Mason is focused on the persistency of grief, the instability of gender roles, along with the distance and lack of communication separating Leroy and Norma Jean from each other. Mason illustrates

  • Bobbie Ann Mason's Use of Metaphor in "Shiloh"

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    Bobbie Ann Mason explores a relationship conflict in the short story “Shiloh.” Manson uses a metaphor of craft building as a way to tell the story of Leroy and Norma’s relationship. Craft show how easily an object is build and how a mistake can deform the outcome. In the story “Shiloh, craft building is used to display what takes place between Leroy and Norma. The craft building metaphor symbolizes Leroy wanting to restart his life and Leroy wanting to rebuild his life and Leroy wanting to rebuild

  • jurassic park

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    transpired on a remote island off the shores of Costa Rica... Prologue: The Bite of the Raptor Roberta "Bobbie" Carter, a doctor working in a medical center in Bahia Anasco, Costa Rica, is on duty one stormy night with her paramedic, Manuel. An "InGen Construction" helicopter lands nearby and a red-haired man named Ed Regis brings in a man who he claims was injured in a construction accident. Bobbie suggests Regis bring the patient, a young man around eighteen years old, to San José, the nearby capital

  • The Cycle Of Socialization By Bobbie Harro

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    Journal 2 The Cycle of Socialization by Bobbie Harro gives an accurate description how social norms are created in society, and how we learn them and the consequences of not abiding by the norms. The social norms and identities that we picked are heavily influenced by what family we are born into. Growing my mother would always enforce to my twin sister and I that items such as clothes, toys, or school supplies we’re assigned to different genders based on their color. Whenever my sister wanted something

  • Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh

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    To many readers, Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh” is a story that centers around the shifting culture of the 1980s, with a protagonist that recognizes this change and adapts to it. This perceived protagonist is Norma Jean Moffitt, the wife of the former truck driver Leroy Moffitt. Throughout the story, Norma Jean is depicted as a strong and independent woman, and this characterization is reflected in many critical essays; Constante González Groba remarks that “[Norma Jean] can easily defeat [Leroy] because

  • Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    The analysis of Norma Jean in the short story Shiloh written by Bobbie Ann Mason. The short story is taken place in the mid to late 1900s. This story talks about a marriage falling apart. All the heartache and growing pains the couple must face. In the story, the women Norma Jean strength and courage is inspiring to me. The couple is switching gender roles in the process their marriage is falling into pieces. Norma Jean is a strong, independent, faithful women while her husband Leroy leans on her

  • Analysis Of Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason: The clues to a broken marriage Within the story “Shiloh” [Bobbie Ann Mason] there were many components that presented itself to prove that the Moffitt’s marriage was failing. Each character showed themselves in ways that seemed to give Leroy’s wife a discomfort at being in her own home such as Leroy persistently offering to give her a log house, yet failed to be on her side for many things such as dealing with her mother. Furthermore, the couple fails to acknowledge

  • The Cycle Of Socialization By Bobbie Haro Summary

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    Journal #2Journal #2 I like to think of myself as a critically-thinking individual who comes to conclusions solely based on personal analysis of the world around me. “The Cycle of Socialization” by Bobbie Haro reminds me that I am largely a reflection of the cultures and spaces I occupy and the family members and institutions who taught and reinforced my norms, values, and dogma. Thinking of my upbringing as “systemic” sheds a different perspective on my realities. When it comes to my socialization

  • The Cycle Of Socialization Written By Bobbie Harro

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    In the Cycle of Socialization written by Bobbie Harro, the article accurately shows how the world influences our thoughts and opinions. In the first step of the diagram called “The Beginning”, Harro makes the point that we were born on a clean slate and the world is not. Thus making the situations, such as our class, cultural group, and sexual orientation around us uncontrollable. Furthermore, we don’t know anything about ourselves. We are just innocents that are placed into an already established

  • Clear Springs, By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    The book Clear Springs is about Bobbie Ann Mason’s life growing up in the south after World War II and the changes within her family. Raised in Clear Springs, Kentucky, Mason and her family face many of the same changes economically and culturally experienced by family’s in the south during and after World War II. Changes in women’s roles, popular culture, and population effected every member of Mason’s family. Prior to World War II women were expected to be housewives by cleaning, cooking, and taking

  • Analysis Of Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    In Shiloh, written by Bobbie Ann Mason, Leroy noticed goldfinches flying outside his window. They dipped and fell then opened the wings to stabilize themselves.When birds learn how to fly for the first time, they experience a new sense of freedom. They leave their dirty nests behind a take to the skies to explore and roam free. This freedom is exactly what Norma Jean longs for. Sadly, she believes that she is trapped with no way out. Unfortunately, her mother caught her in the act of smoking and

  • Shiloh Bobbie Ann Mason Analysis

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    takes the commitment of both spouses to have a satisfied marriage. In the 1900's men and women have a specific set of norms that were appropriate for their gender that they needed to set their standards to in order to have a successful marriage. In Bobbie Ann Mason's short story "Shiloh", we have a couple that have completely switched their roles. Although, some readers might believe that the loss of Norma Jean and Leroy's child to be the reason of their  lack of commitment in the marriage, the instability

  • Analysis Of Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    Peyton McDaniel English 102-04 Ms. Cochran Essay #1 “The Irretrievable Breakdown of the Moffitt’s Marriage” “Shiloh” is a short story written by Bobbie Ann Mason. It is about a man named Leroy Moffitt and his wife, Norma Jean. The couple have been married for sixteen years but Leroy has been absent throughout the majority of their marriage. He has been home a few months on temporary disability due to an injury he incurred in an accident while working as a truck driver. Since he has been home, Leroy

  • Analysis Of Shiloh By Bobbie Ann Mason

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    “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason “Shiloh is a Civil War Battleground where more than twenty-three thousand troops from the North and South fought in April 1862 and most of them died” (Mason, 364). “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason was used as a reference place for the couples Leroy and Norma Jean to re-ignite their marriage, but their problems were deeper than visiting a historic site. Out of touch with each other because of misfortunes, they find ways to tolerate each other to keep their marriage going