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  • Mothers And Their Hypersensitive Sons
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    Motherly Love In the three stories we read by Flannery O'Connor; "The Comforts of Home", "Everything That Rises Must Converge", and "The Enduring Chill", the major relationship portrayed was between mothers and their hypersensitive sons. While all of the major characters, the sons, were noticeably similar, the lesser characters of the mothers were also very alike in many ways. Many of their views, gestures and outward qualities paralleled throughout the stories. After rereading all of the storie...
  • Boy And His Mother
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    Do You Think the Boy's Mother Made the Proper Choice in Dealing with Her Son? In Richard Wright's "Hunger", a mother is forced with a difficult decision. Should she "baby" her child and prevent him from fighting, or should she encourage him to fight and "stand up like a man"? Unfortunately, the mother's decision is a clear one. The mother tells the boy to stand up for himself and fight back. The story "Hunger" is a story with a very clear message. The message of this story is that a person at an...
  • Chaplin's Own Life
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    One of the greatest themes I have picked up from the few Charlie Chaplin movies that I have seen is that he always has the things that he cherishes most taken away from him and I, and how his life so much reflects his cha rectors, because at a young ageChaplins mother went mad and for a time he and his brother had to live on the streets until they were put into an orphanage. It directly relates to him because he was and you see how he sees the world even in the silent movies he made In 'The Kid'...
  • Boys Mother
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    Humor "The ghost that got into our house on the night of November 17, 1915, raised such a hullabaloo of misunderstandings that I am sorry I didn't just let it keep on walking, and go to bed". Humor is writing intended to evoke laughter. A writer can use many techniques to make his work amusing. James Thurber creates events in the story that make the reader realize how ridiculous the situation is and laugh. The main three situations that appear to be funny are: The boys mother throwing a shoe thr...
  • Son Of Mother Nature
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    As a boy lays in a field of grass, near a stream, beneath the sun, he sings to the daisies. He is Mother Nature's son. There is a childish peacefulness throughout the song. It is spiritual because Mother Nature is the stream and the wind and the field of grass. There is an almost surreal and dreamlike atmosphere and a certain sweetness in tone. The word choice and diction throughout "Mother Nature's son" are directly related to the tone of the song. Words such as young, singing, all day long, bo...
  • Relationships With Other Boys
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    The book Real Boys by William Pollack explores the lives of boys. He states that boys hide they feelings. So it may seem on the outside that a boy is tough, cheerful, and confident, but really they are sad lonely and confused. He looks at the "mask" boys have been put on. Also explains how to get behind that mask. He goes over the boy code and explains it. Also he goes over the truths behind the myths. He goes over many other things also. I will try to outline the book as well as possible. He ex...
  • Mother And Jing
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    Challenges of Life Jerry is a young boy in, the story of "Through the Tunnel". He has a very big challenge which is swimming through a tunnel. By swimming through the tunnel he will be able to prove to the older boys and especially to himself that he can reach his goal if he sets his mind to it. Jing-me and her mother from the story "Two Kinds", also have a couple of challenges they must face. In this story, the mother is so eager for her daughter to excel, that she pushes and pushes until the d...
  • Being An Alter Boy
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    Character Development Comparison / Contrast (BR 2) One traumatic experience can alter the course of one's life. In Snow in August, the main character sees a brutal beating by the local bully, and from then on he is forced to live in fear by never saying a word about what had happened. In The Client, almost the same conflict, the main character witnesses and is told valuable information from a lawyer, who mob ties, and commits suicide. With this he is also marked for death by the mobsters to ensu...
  • Care Of His Sick Mother
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    Character Analysis of The little boy from "The Man of the House" by Frank O'Connor The story opens with the boy, whom to this point had ignored his mothers coughs, drops everything to rush to her aid as she "collapsed into a little wicker armchair, holding her side". (O'Connor 206) As he watched his mother struggle trying to light the fire he told her, "Go back to bed and Ill light the fire". (206) Now to this point, as the reader, I am unsure of the age of the boy, but I get the impression that...
  • Mother Child Relationship
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    "Compare and Contrast "Once Upon a Time" and "The Rocking Horse Winner" There are similarities and differences between Nadine Gordimer's "Once Upon a Time" and D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner". Both works take the reader on an emotional journey that deliver a social message with an impact. The authors' investigate fear, a mother / child relationship as well as the death of a child. The plot, character development, foreshadowing, and repetition are also worthy topics for evaluation. The...
  • Jerrys Mother
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    CHARACTER ANALYSIS FOR THROUGH THE TUNNEL The story Through the tunnel is about a boy named Jerry and is 11 years old. In this story a Jerry goes to the beach with his mother on vacation. Jerry is a boy who would do almost anything to become a friend with someone. In this story Jerry tries to impress these foreign boys by trying to swim through a tunnel. Jerrys mother lets him do what he wants but she is aware of Jerrys need as Jerry is the same to his mother. Jerry is a calm and collected perso...
  • Vittorio's Mother
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    Lives of the Saints Lives of the Saints is a story that examines the complexities and tribulations of everyday life in a small town. Throughout the novel, we discover that even the most trustworthy and caring individuals live secret lives behind closed doors, and that the surface appearance of minor communities can be very deceptive. Some people spend their entire adult-lives trying to knock down these doors and discover the truth, but perhaps they are overlooking the key to the lock... our chil...
  • Eastern Idea Of The Mentor Protege Relationship
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    Danny Frank Myth and Mind 413 Final, Part 1 Mr. Rosenberg East vs. West; The Mentor / Protege Relationship Mentors have been instructing their proteges since the dawning of time. From father to son, and mother to daughter, legends and skills have been passed through the generations this way. Yet, the way information is passed tends to differ from one culture to the next. This can clearly be seen when comparing the literature of eastern and western cultures. Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, and The W...
  • Picture Of A Small Boy
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    A Drunken Dance Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" tells the reader of a small boy's memory of his father. It explains how his father is intoxicated and the scene that goes along with it, using the word waltz to describe it. In the first two lines, it recounts the smell of his father's breath and the extent to which it reeked: "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy" (1-2). As the third and fourth lines are read, a picture of a small boy hanging onto his father is instilled ...
  • Little Boy
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    The worst movie I have seen lately has to be Dutch. A less than heart warming movie about a misunderstood little rich kid and his mother's working class boyfriend traveling home for thanks giving dinner. They go on to a have a not so exciting adventure with a totally ridiculous story driving this train wreck. Not only is everything that happens in this story totally unbelievable. Each event gives you another reason to dislike one of the characters a little more. By the end of this movie I found ...
  • Culture For Boys
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    Under-privileged, African-American boys are more prevalent in today's society than the typical person would like to recognize or admit. These boys seem to be faced with an ideal in which they need to follow or conform to as any and all cultures have. However, the problem is that for these boys, this ideal or way of living is believed to be met. Black boys growing up in Harlem are expected to act tough, not take any crap from anybody, and always seem to be strong no matter what they may be faced ...
  • Male Role Model For The Boy
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    As everyone knows, within the human race there are males and there are females. We all figure out what our gender identity is at a young age. For boys, male toys like building blocks and trucks and sports like baseball and soccer help a boy form into what society considers to be a man. Society believes that boys should grow up to be strong, dependant and bread winning in order to be a real man. These social standards that are expected from boys, can also be explained by social roles. We are cast...
  • Boy And Julian's Mother
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    This short story by Flannery O'Connor is a great story containing many themes including identity and racial matters. In this story, Julian and his mother need to go to weight-reducing classes. They must ride the city bus to go there, which is a problem for his mother. While on the bus, they encounter a black woman and her young child. Julian's mother is racist and believes that whites are superior. Julian is ashamed of this and is disgusted at his mother for it. Julian makes a point to do things...
  • Second Reason Jonathan McKinnon
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    Remember your high school days? The pep rallies, the big football game, and how the football players were treated like royalty? In Children of the River, Linda Crew describes the world of Willamette Grove, where Jonathan McKinnon is your typical white, suburban, All-American boy. He is the big football star who everyone likes. Jonathan is described as your All-American boy, and for good reasons. He appears the part, he is very popular, and comes from the typical rich suburban background. As the ...
  • Chance For Jo March Bhaer
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    Little Women is the story of four girls that were growing up during the American Civil War. Each of the girls, all sisters, has different personality traits and characteristics that are developed throughout the book. Meg, the oldest, is the sensible sister, while Jo is tomboyish and independent. Beth is musical and shy and finally, Amy, the youngest, is the most materialistic of the four. The girls grew up in a very close family and strived to support each other in their dreams. Throughout the b...

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