• The Doors Jim Morrison
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    Poet William Blake once said 'If The Doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite' (Gilmore 34). From this quote arose a band that even over 20 years after its disbanding still is played and remembered. The Doors started as a little garage band in California back in the early sixties. They were extremely popular due to their lead singer, Jim Morrison. Morrison himself was a real character. Morrison is considered by many critics a modern day poet. Others v...
  • Beloved Years Ago
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    Toni Morrison's Beloved is set in rural Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1873. The novel is centered on a woman named Sethe, who is the mother of four children, and an escapee from slavery in a Kentucky plantation 18 years ago. She lives with her daughter, Denver in a shabby house at 124 Bluestone, that they share with the ghost of a dead baby, which haunts Sethe by reminding her of past tragedies. Paul D, Sethe's new lover and a former Kentucky slave man whom Sethe takes in, helps shed light in Sethe's sad...
  • Eyed Pecola Morrison Black Maureen
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    The Pain of Wanting to be Beautiful " Starlight star bright' make me beautiful tonight. So many young girls gaze into the stars wishing that they could be beautiful so they would be accepted at school, as well as loved and acknowledged more. Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is no different than any other little girl. She too wants to be beautiful. America has set the standards that to be beautiful one must have ' blue eyes, blonde hair, and white skin' according to Wilfred D. S...
  • Toni Morrison Bluest Eye
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    ... sprout, they will know that everything will be alright. However, as readers already know that "there were no marigolds in the fall of 1941" and nothing turn out right for Pecola. The next chapter is a deranged dialogue carried out between Pecola and herself in which she discusses her new blue eyes, questioning if they are "bluest eyes" in the world. We also discover that Cholly has raped his daughter more than once. Her madness, then, appears to be a defense against the pain of living her l...
  • Toni Morrison Rags To Riches
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    Toni Morrison: Rags to Riches In the mid twentieth century, the Civil Rights Movement influenced African-American writers to express their opinions. Most African-American writers of the time discussed racism in America and social injustice. Some authors sought to teach how the institution of slavery affected those who lived through it and African-Americans who were living at the time. One of these writers was the Toni Morrison, the novelist, who intended to teach people about all aspects of Afri...
  • Toni Morrison Sula Bluest Eye
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    Sula & The Bluest Eye (Term Paper) African American folklore is arguably the basis for most African American literature. In a country where as late as the 1860's there were laws prohibiting the teaching of slaves, it was necessary for the oral tradition to carry the values the group considered significant. Transition by the word of mouth took the place of pamphlets, poems, and novels. Themes such as the quest for freedom, the nature of evil, and the powerful verses the powerless became the theme...
  • Jim Morrison From Boy To Legend
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    Jim Morrison; From Boy to Legend " hope is just a word when you think in Table Cloths Laughter will not end her funny feeling or assuage our strange desire Children will be born' Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous authors. You must cast aside you...
  • Jim Morrison Father Parents War
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    James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, FL to Steve and Clara Morrison. He had one brother and one sister, both younger than him. For the first three years of his life Morrison stayed with his mother and his father's parents in Clearwater, FL while his father was away at war. His father was a career Naval Officer who returned from World War II in 1946. Due to his father's career, Morrison had to move many times during his childhood to various parts of the country. When...
  • Drugs And Alcohol Morrison Joplin Celebrities
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    Alli Kelly Drugs in Society Drugs and Alcohol in the Life of Celebrities So you think most celebrities have such "perfect" lives You are wrong. Many celebrities appear to have "perfect" lives with all the money, popularity and friends they have. But for many celebrities money, popularity, and friends just isn't enough. Many celebrities don't find happiness in their "perfect" lives and turn to drugs or alcohol as answers. Janis Joplin was a popular rock singer in the 1960's. She had everything an...
  • The Bluest Eye Protract Of A Victim
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    Portrait of a Victim: Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye (1970) is the novel that launched Toni Morrison into the spotlight as a talented African-American writer and social critic. Morrison herself says It would be a mistake to assume that writers are disconnected from social issues (Leflore). Because Morrison is more willing than most authors to discuss meaning in her books, a genetic approach is very relevant. To be truly effective, though, the genetic approach must be combined with...
  • The Bluest Eye Analysis
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    The Bluest Eye In a film interview, Morrison has stated, "I suppose The Bluest Eye is about one's dependency on the world for identification, self-value, feelings of worth." Toni Morrison has been consistently insightful and helpful critic of her work. With regard to her first novel, she has indicated that her plan was to take love and the effects of its scarcity in the world as her major themes, concentrating on the interior lives of her characters, especially those of an enclosed community. He...
  • Rock And Roll Jim Morrison Jones
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    jon censored in doe English 111-A March 13, 2001 The 1960's were turbulent years in America, and Jim Morrison created an image of himself that stretched the boundaries of popular culture and entertainment. He was the first musician to truly live the creed of the moment, " sex drugs and rock and roll." Morrison's complicated lyrics, wild behavior, and personal charisma attracted many fans that worshipped him as a rock and roll icon. Morrision left them with a lot of great music and some very bad ...
  • Toni Morrison Morrisons Cultural
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    Toni Morrison Toni Morrisons cultural heritage continues to shape her life and writing. On February 18 th, 1931 (Shockley 112), baby Chloe Anthony Wofford was born in Lorain, Ohio to Ramah Willis Wofford and George Wofford, a shipyard welder (Draper 1422). Chloes grandparents lived with her family (Showalter 320). Despite the Great Depression of the 1930 s, Chloes family stayed close-knit and supported one another (Morrison Encarta). After graduating from Lorain High School in 1949, Chloe left f...
  • The Doors Jim Morrison
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    Poet William Blake once said "If The Doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite" (Gilmore 34). From this quote arose a band that even over 20 years after its disbanding still is played and remembered. The Doors started as a little garage band in California back in the early sixties. They were extremely popular due to their lead singer, Jim Morrison. Morrison himself was a real character. Morrison is considered by many critics a modern day poet. Others v...
  • Hug A Tree Beloved
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    For many animals and people around the world, nature represents something very unique. Often times, people find nature to have a serene and calming effect on their moods. Toni Morrison explores this idea many times in her novel Beloved. In this novel, Toni Morrison uses trees to symbolize comfort, protection, peace, and emphasize the serenity that the natural world offers. Several characters in her novel believe that trees to offer calm, and the black characters especially depend on nature to ai...
  • Morrison Crouch Beloved Believed
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    Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987) was her fifth novel, and consequently the most controversial work she had ever written. Morrison was working as a senior editor at the publishing firm Random House when she was editing a nineteenth century article which was in a historical book and found the basis for this story. A direct connection between Morrison and this novel is best demonstrated by Morrison's statement of " I deal with five years of terror in a pathological society, living in a bedlam where n...
  • Lincoln's Heaven Milkman Morrison Book
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    Animals and nature itself have been used throughout the course of literature to symbolize more important ideas. Through such references a great amount of information can be relayed about characters, past events, current predicaments, and can help to highlight themes in a novel. Toni Morrison used such techniques in an extraordinarily effective way. The symbolic use of animals in her book Song of Solomon drew attention to history, character development, and most importantly themes. This added ric...
  • Styles And Moods Of The Bluest Eye
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    In The Bluest Eye, author Toni Morrison uses various creative writing styles in order to accentuate the dark moods that the book is based upon. Improper grammar, font styles, repetition, and narrator switching are all used in place of long descriptive paragraphs to convey the moods associated with topics such as abuse and incest. The first creative writing style presented to the reader is a manipulation of the words themselves. In the first chapter, the "Dick and Jane" primer, Morrison starts by...
  • The Concept Of Sula's Identity In Toni Morrison's Sula
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    "Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle," wrote Lewis Carroll in his famous novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, implying that the self is a complex entity and that identity is a mysterious conundrum difficult to unravel. The puzzling theme of identity and self-discovery is one prominent in literature around the world, specifically in American literature. This theme overrides in many of Toni Morrison's works, including Sula. Although she does not declare identity as one of the bas...
  • Jim Morrison And Rhetoric
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    Jim Morrison was one of the first musical artists in American history to use rhetoric to induce social action. Having scored in the genius range on his IQ tests, Jim studied many different ways to manipulate the general population. He was intrigued about learning how to start riots and indulged heavily in the readings of Fredrick Nietzsche and Allen Ginsberg. Jim Morrison also was a spectacular poet and lyricist. He had a way with describing feelings of sadness, loneliness, and he also could als...