Doris Essays

  • Doris Orgel's Devil in Vienna

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    Nothing besides the fact that they were Jewish. Most Jews living in Germany, Austria, Poland, France or practically anywhere else in Europe were sent to concentration camps. There they were either tortured or killed. In The book Devil in Vienna, by Doris Orgel, Inge a young, intelligent Jewish girl is faced with the same types of problems. Being Jewish at that time was no small problem. Instead of worrying what to wear the next day, she would have to worry about whether or not her family would be safe

  • The Amazing Doris Day

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    Many people see Doris Day as a role model for her love and dedication to the film and music industry. Day's personality on screen became the ideal girl of the 1950's. Since she was such a role model, she is remembered by many people who continue to look up to her. Doris Day grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born on April 3, 1924 (Kehoe 120). Her real name is Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. She was told Kapplehoff was too long for a good music appeal, so she changed her last name to Day after a song

  • The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

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    The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing The character of Ben Lovatt in Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child" is one that is very powerful, and also extremely interesting. He is violent, and unbelievably strong, yet he would not be able to fend for himself in the "big, bad World". Doris Lessing's use of a very effective mixture of characterisation, symbolism and language use result in a very intriguing and fascinating novel. At the start of the novel, the reader is lulled into a sense of happiness

  • Gideon’s Freedom in Doris Lessing’s No Witchcraft For Sale

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    Gideon’s Freedom in  Doris Lessing’s No Witchcraft For Sale Dr. Gosby’s Comments: This student did an excellent job of applying the ideas we discussed in class relating to the obedience to authority When Europeans moved into the bush of Southern Africa and realized that they were hopelessly outnumbered, they had to develop ways to create and maintain their authority over the native population. They had tremendous advantages in the obvious areas, as author Jared Diamond writes in his Pulitzer

  • A Review of Doris Lessing's Flight

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    The short story Flight is written by Doris Lessing about a old man learning of letting go of his granddaughter as she grows into an adult and is about to get married. The story is told in an omniscient third person point of view and this enables us to see into the minds of all characters, which inturn help us to understand their feelings and attitudes. When story are told in an omniscient way, the readers will have a better understanding of what is going on in the story. This story not only

  • The Golden Notebook By Doris Lessing

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    Chapter 1 Brief summary of the novels The ‘Golden Notebook’ by Doris Lessing is a speculative fiction that deals with the mental and social breakdown of the protagonist Anna Wulf, and portrays her and her closest companion Molly Jacobs’ realistic life. During her life, Anna writes four notebooks- a Black one, which records her experiences before and after world war; a Red one where she writes about being a member of the Communist party; Yellow notebook is a storehouse of her emotional life, holding

  • Analysis Of Doris Lessing's The Good Terrorist

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    the events of the society's cultural downfall in the 1980's. In Doris Lessing's, The Good Terrorist, which is set in the time period of Thatcherism, she portrays her character's thoughts on bourgeois liberalism as contradictions to their personalities. The main character, Alice Mellings, assumes that she is committing these acts of terrorism for a good reason. Alice and her band of revolutionary rejects are the manifestations of Doris Lessing's various frustrations against political advancements with

  • Maturity In Doris Lessing's 'Through The Tunnel'

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    Maturity is never easy, it takes a lot of bumps and bruises to get the hang of it. “Through the Tunnel” by Doris Lessing expresses the difficulty of growing up. This story is about a boy, Jerry, who grows up and matures on his journey at the beach. In the story, the author portrays the maturity of the boy by using symbolism and imagery. The color yellow and orange on his mother shows safety. As Jerry comes up from the water he saw his mom and thought “There she was, a speck of yellow under an umbrella

  • Water Study: Controversial Dance By Doris Humphrey

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    Water Study is an elegant piece of art created in 1928 by the fascinating choreographer Doris Humphrey. This was a controversial dance as this was a point in history where women were not aloud to wear trousers or it was a very rare occurrence to see a woman wearing them. The dancers within this piece wear nude or grey unitard which makes them look naked with no light shone on them which created a stir in society. The opening section for this piece starts with a dimly lit stage only lit from three

  • The Significance Of Figurative Language In Through The Tunnel By Doris Lessing

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    In the short story, “Through the Tunnel” by Doris Lessing, the author uses vivid language to show the significance of a passage for the work as a whole. Lessing conveys themes, includes imagery, and uses figurative language to bring out the meaning of the themes of the story. First, Lessing conveys two important themes in the story. These themes involve determination and curiosity. “Then one, and then another of the boys came up on the far side of the barrier of rock, and he understood that they

  • Analysis Of Different Dance Styles By Doris Humphrey And Maud Allen

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    Different Dance Styles by Doris Humphrey and Maud Allen that Presented New Dances that Displayed Innovative Movements. Analyzing each personal dancer I am detailing the differences of each artist dance styles first starting with, Maud Allen, dance style used impressionism emotions through her movement at the time of her performance telling the story based on her movements and own emotions (Aloff). Based on feelings within that depicted the way she moved within the performance and displayed to the

  • Hardships of an Abnormal Child in the Book, The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

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    The fifth child is the story of David and Harriet Lovatt, a couple who met at an office party neither of them wanted to be at, where they soon found each other. Both of them have a rather traditional mindset and believe that marriage, fidelity and a large family is more important than a successful career or sexual liberation which was the norm at the time. It didn’t take long before they started talking about having children, but decided to wait until Harriet could quit her job in two years so they

  • Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee

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    Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee How does Alan Bennett reveal Doris’ character, life and attitude in the dramatic monologue “a cream cracker under the settee”? Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, as in the Talking Heads series of monologues that was first performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992, and then transferred to television. This was a sextet of poignantly comic pieces, each of which portrayed several stages in the character's decline

  • Such A Good Boy: How A Pampered Sons Greed Led To Murder: Summary

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    Murder: Summary 18 year old Darren Huenemann of Saanich, British Columbia seemed to be a model student, friend, son and grandson. His mother Sharon called him the "perfect gentleman", as did most of the community around him. When his grandmother Doris made out her will in 1989, she made it so her daughter Sharon would receive half of her $4 million dollar estate, and Darren the other half. At the same time Sharon updated her will to include Darren as the beneficiary of her estate. If they ever came

  • Importance of Women in Russell Baker’s Growing Up

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    confidence. She was a fierce woman who was not afraid to speak her mind, and when she did she spoke it in an educated manner. He may have been bothered by her strict ways, but in reality she was his idol. Her strength brought Russell and his sister Doris through many hard times, and her will to succeed and be the best was instilled in him for life. There are many examples of such strength in the text of Growing Up to fill fifty pages, but I will only list what I feel are the most important ones. One

  • The Friday Everything Changed by Anne Hart

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    tradition and in the process, bringing people closer together. We are introduced to Alma Niles, a girl who is well-liked among her peers. She was the one who triggered this exciting revolution. Joined by many other girls such as Minnie Halliday and Doris Pomeroy. These girls rose against tradition and decided to defy the rule: That getting water for the class was a boy's job. To go out every Friday, fill the bucket up with water, and bring it back to class. This showed that you were strong, that you

  • Feminism In Doris Lessing's To Room Nineteen By Doris Lessing

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    Published in the latter half of the 20th century, Doris Lessing’s “To Room Nineteen” belongs to the second-wave feminism. Decades ago, the first feminism wave finally accomplished the goal of winning women’s civil rights and political rights. However, an illusion emerged based on such victory that women were already put on an equal footing with men. Considering the lack of an equal and just social environment, it was more in line with the reality that women still suffered from inequality in the patriarchal

  • Point Of View Essay

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    In the short story "Through the tunnel", Doris Lessing describes the adventure of Jerry, a young English boy trying to swim through an underwater tunnel. Throughout the story, the author uses the third person omniscient point of view to describe the boy's surroundings and to show us both what he and the other characters are thinking and what is happening around them. By using this point of view, the author is able to describe the setting of the story, give a detailed description of the characters

  • Suicide In Doris Lessing's To Room Nineteen By Doris Lessing

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    I plan to argue “To Room Nineteen” by Doris Lessing in the field of psychology and its effect on women’s lives, stating that the cause of suicide for Ms. Dubois is not because of the social judgments and perception negatively that affected Susan’s domestic responsibilities but rather the lack of emotion within her life and her relationship with her husband, because she could live up to the ideals valued by culture and beliefs but deep down she married for the benefit of others and no love in their

  • holocaust and lunatic fringe

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    Behrens and Rosen use this to construe that evil does not lurk only in lunatics but the ordinary person as well. Everyone is capable any act possible, the circumstances and the environment play an important role on what a person is capable of doing. Doris Lessing uses this to state that individuals will conform to the majority because of society’s pressures and lose individualism. Lessing uses the fact that because of western societies are well educated in different ways, free to make choices that this