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    Wayside Madonna

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    Wayside Madonna is an oil painting on canvas by Edith Catlin Phelps. It was painted around 1939. Painted in southern California, it is a genre painting that is part of the regionalism movement but also has a religious subject. This painting is currently part of the permanent collection at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. Phelps's oil painting Wayside Madonna ultimately focuses on the lady in the foreground, providing a narrative about southern California culture, and places an emphasis on

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    Supporting Suffrage in America

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    One hundred forty-nine years ago, the United States of America ended a war that resulted in the end of slavery. However, the conflict of slavery remained for years afterward in other forms. As African Americans tried to find their equal places in society, women fought to earn the “emancipation of the white slaves of America,” women’s suffrage (Times October). This idea inspired countless women throughout America. One such woman was Louisa May Alcott, a talented and well-known author. Trying to make

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    Louisa May Alcott shows a great deal of herself throughout the novel, Little Women. She shows many parallelisms between the fictional character Jo and Louisa May Alcott. The novel is an example of their similar personalities, appearances, and life experiences. Louisa was very dramatic and comical throughout her life time. Jo March is the perfect character for Louisa to portray. She exemplifies how life was during the 19th century in America. Through the characters of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

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    Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives

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    Louisa May Alcott and Her Work

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    Louisa May Alcott and Her Work Louisa May Alcott was a great writer of her time and is the perfect example of how mixed messages during the American Renaissance affected the lives of young women everywhere. In the book Little Women Louisa gives Marmee the appearance and attitudes of her own mother, Abba Alcott. Her mother once wrote women should assert their, "right to think, feel, and live individually·be something in yourself." In contrast, Louisaâs father, Bronson Alcott

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    in Concord; and "Orchard House," also in Concord. "Fruitlands" was the site of her father's attempt at Utopian living, which she wrote about in Transcendental Wild Oats, thirty years later in 1873. Louisa's childhood at "Hillside" (later renamed "Wayside" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, when he lived there) served as the basis for the action in her most popular novel, Little Women, which she wrote as an adult living in "Orchard House." Interestingly, these latter two houses were located next door to each

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    Little Women by Louisa Alcott would definitely appeal to women of all types and ages. Little Women appeals to a broad audience, its full of the values and beliefs, and it paints a very real picture of most American’s lives at the time. The reason for this book appealing to such a broad audience lies in all the characters’ personalities. Mrs. March is a strong, independent woman who never falters, therefore she relates to all independent women; but she is also a mother who plants strong values in

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    Clarence A. Gagnon's piece entitled "Wayside Cross, Winter" depicts the landscape and lifestyle of rural Quebec in the winter season. Through the medium of oil painting, Gagnon communicates his intimate and sympathetic knowledge of peasant life and the Quebec countryside. The overview of the village captures an ephemeral moment, despite the cold presence of the snow, the serenity of the town enraptures the viewer in warmth and welcome. The rustic simplicity of the image charms the foreign spectator

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    Standing Woman

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    The short story “Standing Woman” by Yasutaka Tsutsui made me think, “I am a wayside manpillar.” In this quiet megapolis, for the lack of greenery and need for stiffer punishment, the government established a solution. A cat, dog, and human eventually grow into a tree, their planting is a reminder to other citizens that you should comply with the rules. Free speaking people are punished by being transformed into manpillars. People who disagree to the oppressed society are punished. As demonstrated

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    A real role model

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    of my activities and interests. The truth is that more people should be this way, the parental example in America has just fallen by the wayside. A good example of someone who should have been a good role model was Michael Vick. He was a great athlete, good with kids and all and all, well rounded. Then when was into dog fighting everything fell by the wayside. He lost his sponsors, his friends, and had to go to prison. This was a very good thing to do, to show his fan base, (and the kids who was

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