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  • Ellen's Mother
    402 words
    By: Skeeter Kaye Gibbons, the author of the novel Ellen Foster, believes that a quote from the Emerson's "Self Reliance" is connected with Ellen's struggle to survive and find her way in the world. The first line of this quote says, "Cast the bantling on the rocks" is related to Ellen herself. A bantling is an abandoned child. Ellen is a bantling even though she was not abandoned, she was deprived of a normal childhood. Her life as a child was extremely hard, physically and emotionally. She neve...
  • Ellen's Strength
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    Ellen Foster, the character in Kaye Gibbons' novel Ellen Foster, is a young girl that is struggling to survive and find her way in the world. Ellen is deprived of a normal childhood. Her life as a child is extremely hard, physically and emotionally. She never had a mother or father to take care of her throughout her youth. Ellen is able to accept her difficult childhood as normal by blocking out her problems since she is not accustomed to anything else. Any normal child would suffer mentally, bu...
  • Linda's Children
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    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl No one in today's society can even come close to experiencing the heartache, torment, anguish, and complete misery suffered by women in slavery. Many women endured this agony their entire lives, there only joy they found was through their children and families, who were torn away from them and sold, never to be seen or heard from again. In the book, Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Linda Brent tells a spectacular story of her twenty years spent in slaver...
  • Ellen's New Mama
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    Author Biography Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Growing up she loved to write. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1978 and went on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While in college she wrote her first book, Ellen Foster, it was a huge success. Ellen Foster won the Sue Kau finan Award for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and many other awards. Also, it has recently been translated into many languages and gained recognitio...
  • Beginning Of The Book Ellen
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    The majority of families were once considered perfect. The father went to work everyday, while the mother stayed at home and cared for her two children, "Henry" and "Sue". The children never fought and the parents were involved in all the community events. Our society has grown to accept that there is no such thing as a perfect family. Eleven-year-old Ellen from the book Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons, grows up in a household where her father is an abusive alcoholic and her mother is too sick to ...
  • Slave Mothers
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    topic: How much harder slavery was for women than men... I got a 75 w / o a work cited. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Essay No one in today's society can even come close to the heartache, torment, anguish, and complete misery suffered by women in slavery. Many women endured this agony their entire lives, there only joy being there children and families, who were torn away from them and sold, never to be seen or heard from again. Thesis In the book, Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Li...
  • Novel Ellen Foster
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    Innocence, happiness, success, and optimism, are all characteristics of human kind. A cure for cancer is superior to the elimination of physical abuse and suicidal death's. A result to have all people treated equally appreciated and loved. Is it a possible gesture It may not happen in our lifetime, but if powerful and caring individuals join forces, it is possible to draw conclusions. To live the dreams and allusions each identity performs and has a reality to people and society. Within the thre...
  • Ellen's View Of Her Mother
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    TITLE OF PAPER HERE! The issues that Ellen Gulden faces and her methods of resolving them can be analyzed using several approaches. To view her role as a successful writer on the fast track, the neo psychoanalytical approach can be sued. Her personality can be viewed as compliant, as she has an intense need to obtain approval from her superiors and peers of her profession. Yet within her role as employee, she also displays instances of the aggressive personality, characterized by her behavior at...

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