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  • Man's Tribute To His White Mother
    272 words
    'The Color of Water' by James McBride is in the Author's words 'A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. ' But to add a bit of spice to the colored water, the writer's mother is an orthodox Jewish woman whose determination exceeds all expectations. The book is really a dual biography of the author and his mother. Skillfully alternating chapters, he describes his mother's difficult childhood growing up in the South as a Jew who is isolated and scorned by all the white Christian kids. Only the b...
  • Daughters Admiration For Her Mother
    545 words
    How is your relationship with you mother A mother to daughter relationship is very important. In both passages the daughter admires their mother, but they don't want to become them. In passage A prose-poem by June Jordan and passage B an essay by Carol Saline, both daughter discuss their admiration for their mother, but do not want to becomes their mothers. In a prose-poem by June Jordan, a daughter tells how her mother's dream is to be an artist, but she becomes a nurse. The daughter is then af...
  • Wharton's Roman Fever
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    EDITH WHARTON'S ROMAN FEVER Roman Fever by Edith Wharton is a story about two well-to-do American widows who escort their unmarried daughters on a grand vacation. Alida Slade and Grace Ansley are the primary characters in Wharton's tale that incorporates love, mother / daughter relationships and sexuality into a compelling piece of literary work. The story's beginning finds the older women partaking of the glorious view of the Forum from their restaurant seats. The younger ladies, on the other h...
  • Loss Of One's Mother
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    Motherless Daughters Imagine being a young girl who doesn t have a care in the world. Suddenly, the young girl's whole life changes when she finds that her mother has a terminal illness. The girl's mother must face months of treatment that leaves her sick most of the time. Despite the treatment, her mother passes away leaving the young girl motherless at the age of ten. In the book, Motherless Daughters: A Legacy of Loss, Hope Edelman explores the effects women experience when they lose their mo...
  • Mattie Fears For Her Mother's Life
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    Laurie Halse (rhymes with 'waltz') was born on October 23, 1961 in Potsdam, New York, to Methodist minister Frank A., Jr. and manager Joyce Holcomb Halse. The author says that she decided to become a writer in second grade. Her teacher taught the class how to write haiku. She enjoyed it a lot and hopes that every second grader will learn to write poetry. Halse soon started reading library books for hours. The magic of the elementary school library came alive in life. Heidi, one of Halse's favori...
  • Story The Author
    584 words
    Kadohata's The Story Devils: An Overview The Story Devils, by Cynthia Kadohata is a look into the life of a young girl looking to protect her family in any way possible. The story is based on areal life experience of the author and shows how we can, at times, let the devil in ourselves come out and play. The author, now living in Los Angeles, writes this as almost a warning; but the reader gets the feeling that she would do what she did again, in a second. The story takes place after World War I...
  • Argument Between Rosaura And Her Mother
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    The characters in the short story, "The Stolen Party" demonstrate striking differences in their values and beliefs. Each character displays unique traits. It is these unique traits, which illustrate different aspects of society. Each character then, represents a portion of the values and beliefs of todays society. Rosaura is the main character of this writing. The story revolves around her from start to finish. Rosaura is an inexperienced young girl. This story opens with an argument between Ros...
  • Dillard's Mother
    620 words
    Personal qualities are the characteristics that make a person unique. Obviously, not all personal qualities are admirable. Personal qualities can be quirky or even annoying, which neither makes them admirable or not admirable. An admirable quality is not necessarily one that one would like to imitate; it can simply be a quality that one finds interesting or appealing. In Dillard's story, she identifies many qualities her mother possesses that she admires. Dillard's mother has a fascination for w...
  • Death Of The Author's Mother
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    How Kalbi Brought Him Back In the essay Coming Home Again by Chang-Rae Lee, the author tells of his deep connection with his mother through food. Through Lee's eyes, his mother is a woman whom he deeply loves and respects. She is very involved in his life. As close as she is involved in his life, the author implies that he and his mother are never particularly on the same level. Lee's mother wants to give him an edge in life as an American by sending him to a boarding school in New Hampshire. In...
  • Part Of A Lower Social Economic Class
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    In "An End to Audience?" , Margaret Atwood discusses the responsibilities of fiction writers. She believes that the function of a fiction writer is to examine society in ways "through which we can see ourselves and the ways in which we behave towards each other" (17). Another responsibility for an artist is to speak out the forbidden and be the voice of the powerless. These theories can be applied to the short stories of "The Stolen Party" by Liliana Hecker and "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker. Fo...
  • Excellent Motivation And Character From Mrs Flowers
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    It is easy to answer some hard questions such as what does DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) stand for. One who studies in microbiology gets that answer in one second. For some easy questions, where does your character and personality come from? it is hard to answer such easy questions. One needs more time to get the answer. Psychologists may be concerned about one's childhood period and family environment. The character and personality is under the control of inherited genes but also is influenced by...

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