• My Antonia Lena Jim Marry
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    "A plump, fair skinned girl was standing in the doorway. She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket book in her hand." This is the first glimpse of the transformation from girl to successful woman of Lena Lingard in My Antonia, by Willa Cather. In the beginning of the book, Lena is portrayed as a struggling dressmaker, who because of her personality, goals, and motivat...
  • Joe Christmas Lena Orphanage First
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    The Parallels of Lena Grove and Joe Christmas In William Faulkners Light in August there is an indirect correlation between the two characters Joe Christmas, and Lena Grove despite their apparent opposite personalities and the fact that they never actually met in the novel. Lena Grove who now plays a sort of background role while Joe Christmas stands out more in the foreground was actually Faulkners inspiration for Light in August. Joe Christmas we now know was actually an addition to the book, ...
  • A Raisin In The Sun
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    Keaton Friesen English 180 Lorraine Hansberry is the author of the play A Raisin in the Sun. This play is very significant because it was the first play written by a black playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award. Another interesting point about the play is the title. The title A Raisin in the Sun also refers to Langston Hughes poem Harlem. In many ways Langston Hughes' poem relates to Lorraine Hansberry's play. In the play a family of black Americans have a chance to move ahead in the...
  • Stan Lena Hair Legs
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    Mermaid Love The ship was sailing under a sunset sky. The weather was as calm and perfect as King Seen could make it, in his happiness on the day of his youngest daughter's wedding. The guests aboard were having a good time. They drank wine, rum, mead, and whatever else they could lay hands upon. Most were drinking out of joyous celebration, but there were those who drank heavily, Lord Smiley included, to try and forget the fact that Prince Stan had married a fish. All agreed that marrying a fi...
  • Lena Horne African American
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    By: Heather Donahue E-mail: Lena Horne Heather Donahue March 23, 2000 Humanities 15 Tues. & Thurs. 9: 30 - 11 a. m. Page 1 Lena Horne Lena Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Teddy and Edna Scott ron Horne. After her father left her at the age of two in order to pursue his gambling career; her mother leaving soon after that to pursue her acting career; she went to live with her grandparents. Through her grandparents influence she became involved with organiza...
  • My Antonia Black Hawk
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    "THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school." (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920 s. The book My Antonia by Willa Cather, Refreshingly creates female roles and strong personalities. Frances Harli...
  • My Antonia Mrs Steavens
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    Book 3, 'Lena Lingard,' is set in Lincoln, Nebraska where Jim studies under the instruction of an admired scholar Gaston Cleric. Lena Lingard moves to Lincoln to set up a tailoring business and visits Jim. They start seeing each other regularly, going to the theater, and spending Sunday mornings together. He enjoys her company much more than that of the women of his own class who are so interested in socializing that they seem to have no life in them. Lena's shop is very successful. She tells J...
  • Joe Lena Masculinity Brown
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    Nothing really seems to work out in William Faulkner's Light in August. Lena opens the novel searching for the father of her child, and at the end finds herself without any steps forward. Byron Bunch wants to marry Lena, but she is only concerned with finding her baby's father. Byron helps to tell the reader another story where a girl's relationship with a circus man gets her in trouble, and produces a son named Joe. Joe Christmas, our protagonist, has led a rather pointless, volatile life and e...
  • Light In August And Symbolism
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    Light in August, a novel written by the well-known author, William Faulkner, can definitely be interpreted in many ways. However, one fairly obvious prospective is through a religious standpoint. It is difficult, nearly impossible, to construe Light in August without noting the Christian parallels. Faulkner gives us proof that a Christian symbolic interpretation is valid. Certain facts of these parallels are inescapable and there are many guideposts to this idea. For instance, there is Joe Chris...
  • Jing Mei Mother Lena Understand
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    The Joy Luck Club successfully intertwines culture and mends generation gaps. By using different methods of uniting the characters in the book, Amy Tan shows the characteristics of relationships between mothers and daughters. Through life and death, Suyuan Woo and Jing-mei Woo learn to understand each other. In life they learn the differences about each other. When Suyuan dies, Jing-mei is forced to finally understand where her mother came from and why she saw things differently. Jing-mei final...
  • My Antonia The American Dream
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    My Antonia - The American Dream- In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want. For some, the American Dream sounds so enticing that they have traveled across the world to achieve their goal. They work hard to fit in and succeed, but, as in the case of Mr. Shimerda, are not always successful. One girl who was chasing the Ame...
  • My Antonia Essay American Dream
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    The American Dream. Its the life that everyone would like to live, and work their life away to accomplish it. For many, there are different versions of this stature that has become infamous throughout American history. When one breaks it down, however, there are actually four tenants of the American Dream. Land. Individualism. Progress. Self-reliance. The search for the American Dream is a story that could be told a thousand times, and My Antonia is no different. For every tenant, there is a ch...
  • Ying Lena Daughter Relationship
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    At age 16, the relationship between my family and I progressed profoundly. Before then, there was hardly any communication, let alone a relationship. How does a nurturing relationship occur between parent and child? In Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club she explores the relationships of four mothers and daughters. In the relationship between Ying-ying St Clair and her daughter Lena, the mother tries to teach her daughter the value of self worth. Tan tells us the story of Ying Ying's earlier abus...
  • Lena St Clair Ying Chinese American
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    A Conflict of Culture The Joy Luck Club is a novel written by Amy Tan. This novel happens to be Tan's most widely read piece of work as well as her first published book. This one book has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. The Joy Luck Club was very much influenced by Tan's own childhood. Tan's mother and father moved from China to Oakland, California ...
  • Walter Lee Money Family Son
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    A domestic drama set in a tenement on the south side of Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry's tells the story of the Younger family. Following the death of the family's father and provider Big Walter, who has died from overwork and grief over the death of a child, the Youngers await the payment of Walter's life insurance. For Walter's son Walter Lee, the money would enable him to open a liquor store and give up his degrading work as a chauffeur for a wealthy white; he also dreams of buying pearls for hi...
  • A Raisin In The Sun
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    A Raisin In The Sun Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for their future that a $10, 000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Younger? s death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10, 000 insurance check. Lena? s dream...
  • Walter Lee Money Family Lena
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    A domestic drama set in a tenement on the south side of Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (whose title comes from Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem') tells the story of the Younger family. Following the death of the family's father and provider Big Walter, who has died from overwork and grief over the death of a child, the Youngers await the payment of Walter's life insurance. For Walter's son Walter Lee, the money would enable him to open a liquor store and give up his degrading wo...
  • Dream Lena Put Dreams
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    Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for their future that a $10, 000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Younger? s death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10, 000 insurance check. Lena? s dream is to own her own t...
  • A Raisin In The Sun
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    The significance of the title of the play describes the struggles of the Younger family as each individual's dreams were differed. The title suggests the meager raisin that would fight against the sun's heat. This would be a comparison to the dreams of the characters in the play, especially the minorities of Walter, Beneatha, and Mama (Lena) as they stand defiant against the white. The analogy strongly relates to the Younger family because in the poem by Langston Hughes, he described different i...
  • Oceans And In Your Eyes Mother Lena Daughter
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    Across The Oceans And In Your Eyes Across The Oceans And In Your Eyes (Bullshit Title Across the Oceans and In Your Eyes (bullshit title! ) Amy Tan s use of symbolism and strong, good dialogue in "The Voice From the Wall's eaves to portray the fear of people in alien environments, illustrate how mothers pass their fears and / or beliefs on to their children, and to exemplify how a mother fights to protect what she considers rightfully hers. Amy Tan s use of symbolism in "The Voice From the Wall'...