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    In the journal article, What If Dinah Was Raped?, by Lyn Bechtel, she gives her opinion on whether or not Dinah was raped and her explanation why. She claims that it has a lot to do with whether or not the intercourse was for a reason, like continuing family lines. Sexual actions result in power and strength that is shown throughout the family connections. Therefore, the more sex that occurred, the stronger bond there was in their group-orientation. When you first read the words of Genesis 34

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    The Red Tent by Diamant

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    The Red Tent by Diamant In Diamant’s powerful novel The Red Tent the ever-silent Dinah from the 34th chapter of Gensis is finally given her own voice, and the story she tells is a much different one than expected. With the guiding hands of her four “mothers”, Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, all the wives of Jacob, we grow with Dinah from her childhood in Mesoptamia through puberty, where she is then entered into the “red tent”, and well off into her adulthood from Cannan to Egypt. Throughout

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    perpetually comes down to the influence of sex, temptation, violence, opulence, or impulsiveness presented to characters in some way. In Chapter 34 of Genesis, motivated by lustrous desire, Shechem, son of Hamor, rapes Dinah, daughter of Leah. After infuriating Jacob’s clan, Shechem asks to marry Dinah, so Jacob and his sons mendaciously accept his offer, on the condition that all of his clan be circumcised. In an unsurprising twist, two of Dinah’s brothers avenge the deflowering of their sister by slaughtering

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    In The Beginning

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    many interesting events that took place. I will attempt to explore the roles of the Genesis matriarchs which include Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. Also I will compare their stories with those of Lot's wife and daughters, Jacob's daughter Dinah, and Potiphar's wife. First, lets take a closer look at Sarah who is the wife of Abraham. Here we see a woman who is a devoted mate and concerned with fulfilling God's prophecies. It had been a known fact that Sarah has been found barren and had reached

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    women like Dinah. Form, structure and plot The Red Tent is organized in a seemingly complicated yet beautifully simple way. There are three main sections; Dinah's mothers' story, her childhood, and her life in Egypt. Each is further divided into chapters. Although the story is divided into sections, the plot progresses intact. The exposition consists of Jacob's arrival and subsequent marriages to Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah. Twelve of thirteen children are born, including Dinah, narrator

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    In her book, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant attempts to expound upon the foundations laid by the Torah by way of midrashim. In doing so, parts of her stories tend to stray from the original biblical text. The following essay will explore this and several other aspects of the book as they relate to the Torah and modern midrash. One of the first differences I recognized was the description of Leah’s eyes. In Genesis 29:17, Leah’s eyes are described as weak. Diamant dispels this ‘rumor’, saying that Leah’s

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    Dinah Washington, a vocalist and pianist, was an African American born in the South, who overcame racial discrimination and become one of the biggest singers in the country. Washington experienced several instances of racial prejudice, but persevered to overcome these hard ships. Dinah’s struggle with prejudice throughout her childhood and career left a lasting impact on the entire music industry. Obviously, Dinah Washington faced many harsh consequences during her childhood. Dinah Washington was

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    characters of Dinah Morris and Hetty Sorrell are compared and contrasted, albeit sometimes indirectly, both can, at times, represent the Madonna and the harlot. It is not always clear which woman is the harlot and which is the Madonna. Many critics have commented on the exchange in roles and the position of such a woman in pre-Victorian society. Dinah is a pillar of the society, a good hardworking girl who is a credit to the Poyser family, pretty but not beautiful by Hetty's standards. Dinah is unusual

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    Queen Of Hearts

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    In the 306 page novel, Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes, Dinah is a princess who is soon to become the Queen of Hearts, but her father, King of Hearts, comes in the way of that. The setting of this novel is in the fictional world of Wonderland. In the beginning of the novel, Dinah is surprised with a step-sister name Vittiore. Dinah fights for the approval of her father but never receives it. In the middle, Dinah goes to the Black Towers with her best friend and “future lover,” Wardley, after

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    Anita Diamant, the character Dinah is given a new life, and becomes more than the side note that she is in the Bible. The book starts with Dinah the memories of her mother and aunts, which are stories that have been passed down to her. Throughout the book it becomes clear that the stories and memories of the women in her family have a strong impact on Dinah, and it seems as though she expects her life to follow in a similar path to the lives of her “mothers.” When Dinah falls in love with a man, she

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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist provides insight to the story of a Pakstani immigrant who comes to America pre and post 9/11. Changez has a tendency to waver between indentifying himself has Pakistani or American, discuss how Changez’s sense of identity changes throughout the novel? From the beginning of the novel or technically his retelling of his account Changez is respectful and admires both Pakistan and America. Throughout his experience at Princeton, Changez would put on airs about who he was

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    Liberation: Freedom from Oppression

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    a concrete escape from a difficult situation. Liberation is equality, a release from real and figurative imprisonment, and a strong mental and spiritual change in mindset (Merriam-Webster 1). Characters like Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye and Dinah in The Red Tent experience tremendous liberation from their devastating situations when they manage to find true happiness. Portrayed as a battered and abused girl in Toni Morrison’s novel, Pecola Breedlove lives a life of confusion, racism, resentment

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    Inconsistency in Adam Bede by George Eliot

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    story, Eliot presents Dinah as a symbol of divine love who persistently shuns all earthly pleasures of her own for the benefit of those in need. Several passages in the text show that Dinah insists she must follow the path God has chosen for her and prevent her own needs and desires from rising to the surface. Despite her moral protestations, however, Dinah marries Adam in the last few pages of the book. This marriage is disappointing in another sense as well. Dinah was not only created

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    Anita Diamant’s novel The Red Tent is a Midrash revolved around the biblical passage of Genesis 34: Dinah and the Shechemites. In this story Anita Diamant gives a voice to Simeon and Levi’s sister, Dinah, who is known as the woman who was raped then later loved by Shechem. After Shechem’s injustice of Dinah, Shechem and his city were slaughtered by Simeon and Levi. Both bible passages and the novel The Red Tent provide some similar and some different characteristic traits for Simeon and Levi which

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    The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

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    Delilah, of Sarah, of Jezebel, and, perhaps most interestingly, of Dinah. Anita Diamant, a contemporary chronicler of Jewish lore and a seminal figure in modern-day historical fiction, expressed the woes and voicelessness experienced by the women of the Old Testament in her novelistic midrash entitled The Red Tent. Narrated from Dinah's perspective, Diamant's novel presents a feministic interpretation and retelling of the story of Dinah, her mothers, and her sisters. Dinah's life in the Book of Genesis

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    Magrec, Inc. Case Study

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    Magrec, Inc. Case Study 1.     I would let a day pass and then request another meeting with Dinah indicating a sincere desire to work through the matter and the need to come to an understanding and agreement of how to work together and with the team moving forward. At that meeting, I would start off and thank Dinah for bringing the Partco matter to my attention. I would communicate with Dinah that I respect her strong feelings and beliefs behind her actions regarding the Partco matter but indicate

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    idealized preacher Dinah with the fallible dairymaid Hetty by illustrating two very different examples of feminine beauty. Eliot directly addresses the complicated understanding of “moral” Victorian beauty through her physical presentation of these women and their actions throughout the story. Physical descriptions of Dinah and Hetty establish their moral character almost immediately, and also foreshadow what will happen to each woman through the course of the novel. Dinah appears as the physical

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    the reader that power comes from making your own choice which includes leaving components of your life behind. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant informs the reader of the biblical character Dinah, Jacob's only daughter. In the Bible, Dinah's story is only briefly mentioned which states an Egyptian prince raped Dinah and her brothers,

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    Unification

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    involving Shechem, Dinah, Simeon, and Levi. Self interest drives Shechem to defile Dinah and drives Simeon and Levi to slaughter; while altruism motivates Joseph to unify his family. These motivations reveal that justice is not found in the slaughter of Shechem’s people because the lack of compassion perverses justice from being served; but on the contrary, Judah and his fellow brothers are treated justly based on the virtues of Joseph. Justice defined from the story of Shechem and Dinah is the barbaric

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    with Arthur, and the personal shame, social ostracism, and legal punishment she experiences as a result, require an extra dose of empathy and understanding. Eliot demonstrates the characteristics that render Hetty liable to a fall and shows, using Dinah as a contrasting example, how the stereotypical perception of the “fallen woman” needs to be adjusted in order to allow for human weaknesses and mistakes. Christina Rossetti also provides an insightful look into the problem of the “fallen woman

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