• Laura Secord James Fitzgibbon Niagara
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    Laura Secord was originally an American. She was born in Massachusetts on September 13, 1775. Her father was Thomas Ingersoll. He was a major in the American army. They were well known because Laura's father was a clever man. In her family there were inventors, mechanics, merchants, magistrates, teachers and soldiers. Laura had three sisters. When she was eight her mother had died and her father had gone off to war, so Laura had to look after them. After two years or so Laura's father married s...
  • The Terrorist Killed Billy
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    This book "The Terrorist" was written by Caroline B. Cooney and published by Scholastic Inc. in Toronto Ontario Canada. Laura is in high school and she had just moved from Boston. At the beginning of the book, her brother died when a terrorist's package bomb exploded and killed Billy. Laura and her family were heart-broken when they found out the bad news. Laura becomes determined to do what ever she could to find out who killed Billy. One day, when Laura was questioning Mohammed, Jehran asked ...
  • Glass Menagerie Laura Unicorn World
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    Laura, Amanda, Tom, and Jim resort to various escape mechanisms to avoid reality. Laura, fearful of being denigrated as inferior by virtue of her innate inability to walk, is shy and detaches herself from the unfeeling modern world. Amanda tries every means to integrate her into society, but to no avail. She sends her to business school and invites a gentleman caller to dinner. She is both unable to cope with the contemporary world's mechanization represented by the speed test in typing and unab...
  • Glass Menagerie Fire Escape
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    The Glass Menagerie By: S erg 315 The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee William, William's uses many symbols that represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the bridge between the illusory world of the Wingfield's and the world of reality. This bridge seems to be a one way passage. But the direction v...
  • High School Laura Tom Jim
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    Tom Wingfield, the narrator as well as a main character, appears at the beginning to explain that this play is made up of memories, and as such, it will seem unrealistic in some respects. He introduces himself, his mother Amanda, his sister Laura, and the photograph of his long-absent father. He also tells that audience about the most realistic character, Jim, who will be Laura's gentleman caller. The play is set in the 1930's in St. Louis where his family lived in a shabby apartment that looked...
  • Glass Menagerie Symbolism Laura Jim Tom
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    In his drama, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams uses symbolism in order to develop multi-faceted characters and to display the recurring themes of the play. These various symbols appear throughout the entire piece, and they are usually disguised as objects or imagery. They allow the reader to know the characters' personalities, and their true inside characteristics. These symbols also add to the major themes, which develop as the play gains momentum. In the drama, symbols play the most im...
  • The Glass Menagerie Laura Tom Amanda
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    The Glass Menagerie Plot Overview The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is also a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura's father, ran off years ago and, save for one postcard, has not been heard from since. Amanda, originally from a genteel Southern family, regales her...
  • Laura Riding Jackson Critical Bibliography
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    Adams, Barbara. "Laura Riding's Poems: A Double Ripeness." Modern Poetry Studies. 11 (1982): 189-195. Adams, Barbara, "Laura Riding's Autobiographical Poetry: 'My Muse Is I'." Concerning Poetry 15 (1982 Fal): l 71-87. Adams, Barbara; The Enemy Self: Poetry and Criticism of Laura Riding. Hugh Kenner forward. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P. , 1990. Baccolini, Raffaello. "'What's in a Name': Language and Self-Creation in Women's Writing." The Representation of the Self in Women's Autobiography. Eds. V...
  • The Glass Menagerie 2
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    In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams uses various types of symbolism. He uses the symbols to develop character and theme, to elaborate on what the characters aspire to be, and to identify what they actually are. Laura Wingfield is a very complex and important character to the play. It is from her that the name of the play derives from, being that she is the owner of the menagerie. Her nickname, Blue Roses, is one of the key symbols in the play. It shows the unusual imaginary quality of her...
  • Fire Escape Laura Jim Amanda
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    The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols, which represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. Each character can be found with symbols that best represent them. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the "bridge" between the illusionary world of the Wingfield and the w...
  • Glass Menagerie High School
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    Laura and Her Ways Laura is a woman who has reached the body of a full adult, but she has yet to gain the brain and thought process of an adult. Laura is a woman that lives in her own dream world, and is not motivated by what is going on in the real world. She is a woman that fails to grow mentally as she does physically. Laura is very shy around people, especially around strangers or someone she likes such as Jim. Jim is a friend of Laura's brother who is invited to dinner one night. Laura had...
  • The Garden Party Laura Family Young
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    Looking at the plot in a garden party The Sheridan family is arranging a Garden Party a beautiful sunny day. In the poorer neighbourhood across the street, a young man gets killed in an accident. When the young girl Laura hears about this, she wants the garden party cancelled to show some respect for the exposed family. Laura speaks with her sister and her mother about cancelling the party, but she is not taken seriously by them. Laura is put into rather tough situation, when both her mother an...
  • Glass Menagerie 2 Fire Escape
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    The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie, written in 1945 by Tennessee Williams, remains today as a great literary masterpiece. Williams gave unimaginable depth and uniqueness to each of his characters. Even though the play was written in the mid-forties it is timeless, in that the problems and troubles of the characters can be related to life today, more than 50 years later. The Glass Menagerie is a great play with a central theme of escape and many symbols to support this theme. In the followin...
  • The Glass Menagerie Laura World Williams
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    Moy 1 Shelly Moy M. Ragan ENG 122 AL November 14, 2002"Outshined Ugliness" Life is a lonely tale of alienation, as Tennessee Williams conveys though his play, "The Glass Menagerie." Williams surrounds Laura in isolation from a world in which they wish to belong to by using various symbols. The symbolic nature of the motifs hidden within the lines of this play provides meaning to the theme found consistent throughout the play: Individuals are all alone in the world. Williams brilliantly illuminat...
  • Love In Rosetti's Goblin Market
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    Incestuous Lesbian Love in Rosetti's "Goblin Market" Christina Rosetti's "Goblin Market" hints incestuous lesbian love as an alternative to a heterogeneous relationship. "Goblin Market" is about a woman's [Laura] attempt to create a perfect, true love relationship with a man which ends with her hope and love dashed to the ground. With her heart broken and her dreams shattered, Laura turns to her sister, Lizzie, for the comfort and security she once looked for in a man. This in turn forms an ince...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura's Father
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    Most people don't know who Laura Ingalls Wilder is! But if you have heard of the books Little House On the Prarie then you know exactly who I'm talking about. Little House on the Prarie is a series of books about Laura Ingall Wilders life growing up in the Big Woods. Laura grew up in a big family but it was only her Mother, Father and sister Mary in the family house. They lived by some of their Family considering Laura's aunt and ucl e along with their children. Laura started travel west with he...
  • Laura Secord Women Rights Movement
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    Was Laura Secord a heroine during the War of 1812? Or was she a heroine for the women's rights movement? In George Ingram's article, "The Story of Laura Secord Revisited", Mr. Ingram examines the effect of Laura's walk upon the outcome of the war, as well as her later role in the women's right's movement. Laura led the way for women's rights and feminism in the 1890's and early 1900's. In Cecelia Morgan's article "Of Slender Frame and Delicate Appearance: The Placing of Laura Secord in the Narra...
  • Glass Menagerie Relationship Between Jim And Laura
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    In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura "Blue Roses." He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn't really talk to each other. That was basically under the only circumstances that they actually talked. The only reason that Jim asked Laura what was the matter in the first place, was because she was out of school for a long time and he was just a little concerned like anyon...
  • Fire Escape Laura World Amanda
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    In "the Glass Menagerie", the fire escape represents a portal, or bridge, between the deceptive world of the Wingfield's and the real world. This gateway seems to support only one-way passage, but the direction varies for each character. For Tom, the fire escape is the way out of the world of Amanda and Laura and an entrance into the world of reality. For Laura, the fire escape is a way into her world - a way to escape from reality. Both examples can readily be seen: Tom will stand outside on th...
  • Goblin Men Laura Mood One
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    Analysis Of Mood Changes That Are Seen Analysis Of Mood Changes That Are Seen In Goblin Market Would you feel safe in a forest full of weird little men? The poem? Goblin Market? by Christina G. Rossetti uses the awkward feeling of little goblin men seducing two young women in the forest with luscious fruit. This creepy story raises a question of what changes does the character Laura go through and how do these changes effect the mood of the story? The four changes in the character act as four tu...