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    The Joys of Mediocrity

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    The Joys of Mediocrity "Why do I look fat?" "Why is the shape of my face not proportional to my body?" "Why do I have so many pimples?" "Why is my nose that big?" You and I have, at some point, grumbled like this -- it could have happened last month, last week, or even just five minutes ago! We never forgave ourselves for those flaws in our physical structure called imperfections. Most of us strive to become the person of what fashion magazines, movies, or pop culture in general proclaim

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    The Joys of Skydiving

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    day had taken out of us physically. We were both bruised and sore from our practice jumps into the gravel pit and very tired. But, at the same time, our souls felt warm and satisfied at discovering that we could overcome our fears and experience the joy and freedom of skydiving.

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    Orwell's "Such, Such Were the Joys....": Alienation and Other Such Joys George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout "Such, Such Were the Joys...." He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, “The good and the possible never seemed to coincide” (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is “good,” he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he

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    The first agency I volunteered to work for is a program called Summer Quest. Summer Quest is designed to help students that are in the sixth through twelfth grade experience a "positive summer experience." What this actually means is that it provides students an opportunity to do fun and exciting things, in a positive atmosphere.  Instead of the students sitting at home alone the entire summer, they have a place where they can hang out and enjoy themselves. This is a great program

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    Surprised By Joy

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    possibility for joy? No. The world remains the same, save for the void where once was the beloved thing. And joy can creep, seep into our thoughts without our intention and suddenly the sorrow is lifted. For a moment we act inappropriately; the world sighs, " it isn't right to be happy at a time like this," and we are covered in guilt at having forgotten our loss. In Wordsworth's "Surprised By Joy", he laments that he has disrespected his daughters memory by letting himself feel joy after she has gone

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    The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood "Marx states that we are truly free only when '[people] place themselves in a position to control their own historical destiny'"(Slaughter 25). Britain's imperial colonization of Africa triggered vast change within the tribal civilizations thriving on the continent prior to European occupation. For the Africans, these changes altered every level of their culture: language, religion, as well as ancient tribal customs. But one of the

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    Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys of Motherhood Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman in many different ways. They all depict the turmoils and strife's that women, in many cultures and time periods, suffer from. In some cases it's the woman's fault, in others it's simply bad luck. In any case, all three novels succeed in their goal of showing what a life of selling oneself

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    Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text Upon my first reading of Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood, I immediately rejoiced--in this novel, I had finally encountered an account of a female protagonist in colonial and postcolonial African life. In my hands rested a work that gave names and voices to the silent, forgotten mothers and co-wives of novels by male African writers such as Chinua Achebe. Emecheta, I felt, provided a much-needed glimpse into the world

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    Joy Kogawa's Obasan

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    become more vivid within Obasan, she too reaches the realization that she was wronged. She lashes out at her aunt... ... middle of paper ... ...elations'." Canadian Ethnic Studies 24.1 (1992): n.p. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. Kogawa, Joy. Obasan. Ontario, Canada: Penguin Books. 1981. Print. Miki, Roy. Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian call for justice. Raincoast Books, 2004. Google books. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=V5G6fHCHSsQC&oi=fnd&pg=PR

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    Obasan, by Joy Kogawa

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    Obasan, by Joy Kogawa Today, society has become a boisterous world of communication. From telephone conversations to live Internet chat and e-mail, the world has never before been quite so in touch. In the novel Obasan, by Joy Kogawa, Naomi Nakane does not have technology to communicate. Instead, she faces the dilemma of communicating at all. From her family, Naomi is shown the many faceted truths of speech and communication. From strong, silent Obasan, to stubborn, resolute Aunt Emily, Naomi

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