Closed Doors Essays

  • Behind Closed Doors

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    Behind Closed Doors Over the years, many people have believed that the issue of sexual harassment should not be discussed in public. Sexual harassment was to be discussed behind closed doors. In spite of this, the social and political systems have changed instantaneously. This social problem has affected men and women throughout time; however, it seems that the women of our society more closely look at this issue. This social topic has encouraged women to establish organizations in order to help

  • KaleidoscopeArt Behind Closed Doors

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    KaleidoscopeArt Behind Closed Doors Before you begin reading this paper, look through the appendix. Are you shocked? Disgusted? Intrigued? Viewers of such controversial artwork often experience a wide spectrum of reactions ranging from the petrified to the pleased. Questions may arise within the viewer regarding the artistic merit and legitimacy of this unorthodox artwork. However, art's primary purpose, according to Maya Angelou, “is to serve humanity. Art that does not increase

  • Behind Closed Doors

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    Prologue – Behind Closed Doors I watched as the drops of rain fell delicately from the dark sky; each drop sliding down the window like tear drops on the peachy face of an infant, crying for its mother. It was a dark day in Belleville; but then again, it always was. I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun straining through the pearly grey clouds to shed some light on this morbid town. We always seemed to be living in darkness; even at noon it still seemed like the early morning sun was still

  • Behind Closed Doors

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    Economics, 52% of 11 to 16 year olds have internet access in their own bedroom” (Behr 30). Therefore, 52% of children can enter the digital portal of pornography. What may start as simple experimentation, could lead to a life of pain and sorrow. Behind closed doors, unsupervised kids can see an endless amount of pornographic content. Pornography is an uncomfortable subject to talk about, so it is hard for parents to intervene. The majority of parents are ignorant, or pretend to be ignorant, in order to avoid

  • Behind Closed Doors

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    essential to the way that some authors write their poems or books. In A Rose for Emily the psychological aspect to a writer’s writing becomes very apparent when people finally begin to discover the life that Emily led behind the security of the closed doors of her home. No one in the town really knew Emily, or how she lived behind the walls of her home because she never let people in. With her death people become curious and wanted to know what the inside of her home had looked like and see everything

  • Evil, Faith, and Redemption in Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown

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    Evil, Faith, and Redemption in Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown There are many things that go on “behind closed doors” in today’s culture. In many cases it is not closed doors that conceal what goes on, but the dark. Usually what is not seen is not considered good. During the time of early America, there was an event that came to be known as the Salem witch trials. This event has sparked many debates and many folk tales. Nathaniel Hawthorne writes in a way to show the error of modern culture

  • Character Analysis of Katherine Anne Porter's He

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    Character Analysis of Katherine Anne Porter's He In Katherine Anne Porter's short story "He," she presents several themes that she develops primarily through the actions of the main characters, particulary Mrs. Whipple. Porter portrays a poor, lower class Southern family and the difficulties they encounter. More importantly, she centers the story around the feelings of shame, pride, and an exaggerated concern for appearances through Mrs. Whipple's's relationship with her mentally retarded

  • Essay Comparing Masks in A Doll's House and The Stranger (The Outsider)

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    external personality to suit the specific situation, much like putting on and removing different masks.  People tend to be polite and respectful to others in public even though they may not know the person well or not care for  them, yet behind closed doors that mask may disappear and their true feelings may come to the surface.  People may adjust their external behaviour and attitudes when around others because they may not like their true selves and either want to change themselves or just

  • Female Rebellion In Aurora Leigh and The Lady in the Looking-Glass

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    and gender roles" (P.2175) are reflected in Woolf's modern literary piece, such as The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection. Also echoed in the piece, is how Woolf  "never lost the keen sense of anguish nor the self-doubt occasioned by the closed doors of the academy to women" (P.2445). Both of the female protagonists, Aurora of Aurora Leigh and Isabella of The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection, represent the rebellion and self-doubt of their female writers. Aurora rebels against

  • The Use of Images in William Carlos Williams', The Young Housewife

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    Housewife" to reveal not merely a particular circumstance or event, but to also suggest underlying themes and ideas of his subject matter. For example, he gives to the reader various real and imagined images, such her moving about in negligee behind closed doors, or her going about her daily affairs, that are at once very seductive and suggestive of ideas that supercede their appearances. These images especially accentuate the young housewife's naturalness and beauty. However, they are quickly contrasted

  • A Child Called It

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    longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. Dave dreamed of finding a family to love him and call him their son. It took years of struggle, deprivation and despair to find his dreams and make something of himself. A Child Called 'It' covers the early years of his life and is an affecting

  • Persuasive Essay: Religion and School Prayer in Public School

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    Prayer in School: Good or Bad? As secular humanists and groups like the Christian Coalition are at war with each other regarding prayer in high schools behind closed doors in Washington DC, the average high school kid is the one that gets caught in the middle. For years now there has been a heated debate about whether or not prayer should be allowed in school,.  Everytime the argument is rekindled, it ends in a stalemate, and is a topic that campaigning politicians tend to stay away from

  • The Nacirema: Another Look

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    The Nacirema: Another Look Written by Horace Miner, this essay of the people group Nacirema is an interesting look at their everyday functions. The tribe Miner describes is seemingly primal and uncivilized, and yet somewhat familiar. The entire account of these mysterious people describes unusual and strange behaviors and activities. The brief overview on the Nacirema is graphic from Miner’s point of view. When the meaning of the story becomes clear, the purpose for writing it becomes either

  • My Family: My Older Sister

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    Behind closed doors I saw her tears. Behind her back I heard the laughing. I watched her as she never gave up. So much of what makes me who I am today, I learned from her. She is my older sister, Lisa. I had reasons to admire Lisa other than her being my older sister. From the beginning, everything was hard for her. In elementary school, Lisa wore glasses and was constantly teased by the other children. They were unaware of the emotional harm they caused her. Later, Lisa was diagnosed with

  • Repressed Personality and Sexual Subtleties in Robert Louis Stevenson Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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    free to express his base and immoral self without conscience while Jekyll is voyeuristically allowed to watch without regret since the actions are not his own, but a different entities altogether. Jekyll is described crying like a woman behind closed doors because Hyde has become the dominant personality (Showalter, 114). Stevenson's narrative reflects some of the effects of socialization and their influence on the repression of certain forms of sexuality, specifically homosexuality, which we

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth - Persuasiveness of Lady Macbeth

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    immediately convinces and persuades Macbeth into following her plan. Towards the end, when the crimes have been committed, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil deeds. Lady Macbeth expresses a hidden evil throughout the play. Behind closed doors, she shows her evil by voicing her heartless phrases to herself. She shows she has no love but for her evil and knows no bounderies when it comes to having her way. "That I may pour my spirits in thine ear" Shows that Lady Macbeth knows that she

  • Malcolm X

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    that goal by any means necessary. In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, using the same bathroom, or were not admitted to Universities. Malcom X's cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behind closed doors. Malcom Little grew up as poor and did not have much parental support. His father was run over by a street car when he was six. Soon after his father's death, his mother was put in a mental hospital. He grew up in East Lansing and Boston. He was

  • Lives of the Saints

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    complexities and tribulations of everyday life in a small town. Throughout the novel, we discover that even the most trustworthy and caring individuals live secret lives behind closed doors, and that the surface appearance of minor communities can be very deceptive. Some people spend their entire adult-lives trying to knock down these doors and discover the truth, but perhaps they are overlooking the key to the lock… our children. Vittorio Innocente is a young boy who has not always lived up to his name

  • Violence against Women

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    three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in another way at least once in her life ( The abuser is usually a member of the family, introducing the difficult problem in that the abuse usually happens behind closed doors, and is often viewed by cultural norms and legal systems as a family matter rather than a crime. The statistics available on violence against women are startling. Domestic violence is the major cause of death and disability for European women

  • Role of the Chorus in Oedipus the King

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    confusion during Oedipus' downfall, which seems to mirror the audience's reaction and emotion in many situations throughout the play. The Chorus are also used as a sort of receptive audience for passages of description over what has gone on behind closed doors (e.g. after Jocasta has realised the truth the second messenger describes the scene inside the palace to the Chorus: "Within the porch, straight to the couch she rushed, her bridal bed, and tore her hair") Secondly,... ... middle of paper