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  • Bone
    726 words
    Bones Image of Herself One of the most complex and elaborate character in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison is Bone. Through out the story Bone has to live a life where she thinks that she is the leading enigma of the trouble being caused. She has numerous unhappy situations. Bone is in no way self-satisfied of herself. She in no way appreciates who she is physically. Bone constantly thinks she is the most homely, dull, and the person who causes difficulty in the family. Bone thinks of ...
  • Authors From Susanna Kaysen To Alice Walker
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    Female Authors and the Portrayal of Women In writing, each individual has a unique style; one that they can call their own. The kind of style and the quality of the story is what separates a good writer from an extraordinary writer. As part of my research process, I have read a number of books written by female authors. I chose to research the unique style of writing that each author uses and the way women are portrayed in these books. The writing styles of these women all varied and were all in...
  • Girl By The Name Of Gwen
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    To put my life into perspective, it has basically been surprising, sad, exhilarating, and many more adjectives that I can just barely begin to describe. So far in my life I have been pretty fortunate being brought up in America and into this world with generous parents, which in some ways makes me fairly spoiled. The one problem with being spoiled is that many kids the same age as you are jealous and use being spoiled against you in every way that they get a chance. I guess that is part of the t...
  • Thoughts Of Miss Broadie
    958 words
    By: Morgana To be in Miss Broadie's set was to be set apart from the rest of the school. They were outwardly looked upon with disdain. Inwardly, however, others were jealous of them for the distinction they received. Each girl in the Broadie set was held on a pedestal. Each had something special about them, reasons why they were chosen by Miss Broadie, and that puts them at higher regard. Each girl was famous in school for something. They really have very little in common with one another aside ...
  • 1799 Boone Move West
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    Daniel Boone was born November 2, 1734 in a log cabin in Berks County, near Pennsylvania. Boone is one of the most famous pioneers in history. He spent most of his life exploring and settling the American frontier. Boone had little formal education, but he did learn the skills of a woodsmen early in life. By age 12 his hunting skill and skill with a rifle helped keep his family well provided with wild game. In 1756 Boone married Rebecca Bryan, a pioneer woman with great courage and patience. He ...
  • Frollo's Obsession With Esmeralda
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    The Evil in Notre Dame In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are many interesting characters, However, I think Claude Frollo is a good one to talk about. In the book Claude is a priest who sees a beautiful girl and thinks unsure thoughts about her. Since he is a priest he feels he has to do something about these freaky thoughts he is having, so he tries to have her hanged by committing a murder and framing her. Then it turns out the victim really isn't dead, but because times were so messed up b...
  • Eye Of Sammy
    682 words
    A & P takes place in a community inland that is sandy, yet near the coast. It starts out in the supermarket in which three girls in bathing suits walk in. One of these girls catches the eye of Sammy, which is working at the supermarket, Queenie. "The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece. She was a chunky kid, with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it, where the sun never seems to hit, at the top of the back...
  • Girls
    675 words
    Looking for a Reason Is where you are in your working career where you want to be for the rest of your life The answer to that question is simple for Sammy in the story "A&P" by John Updike. Sammy, like many others in this world, is a young man trying to make some money in a small town. But unlike some, he refuses to be stuck in the same job for many years or possibly the rest of his life. One day while working the register at a local grocery store, Sammy notices three girls walk in. The girls a...
  • Destiny
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    Destiny was a misunderstood girl. She was a depressed, lonely, and hopeless young woman. Her mom was strung out on drugs, and her father was nowhere to be found. She hated her life, and she hated everyone else, even the people who tried to help her out. Destiny stayed in one the most dangerous neighborhoods in Detroit. A couple days couldn't past, without seeing or hearing about a fight or killing. She feared walking home from school everyday. She was seventeen years old, a senior in high school...
  • Ella Lies To Prince Char
    695 words
    A young girl named Ella received a spell at birth from the fairy Lucinda. Lucinda gives the gift of always being obedient. The spell causes Ella to obey commands of others. Ella was happy with her life otherwise. Ella and her mother would do everything together, until her mother became sick and died. Ellas father did not like the way Ella was brought up so he sent her off to finishing school. A rich widow named Dame Olga sent her two daughters, Hattie and Olive, there also. Ella despises them be...
  • Little Girl's Games With The Geese
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    Positive Imagery The tragedy of the death of a child is almost ignored completely in "Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter". Ransom focuses on the brighter aspects of the child's life, like when she would play with her own shadow. He also talks about her exploits with the geese. She is also remembered as not only a rambunctious girl, but a royal princess. Ransom writes about how this little girl used to play with her own shadow. She seemed to be very vivacious and imaginative. He tells of how he ...
  • Sexual Awakening In The Short Story
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    The sexual awakening in the short story "The Wind Blows " and in the novella "The Virgin and the Gipsy" is very similar in a number of ways. In both works, young women on the brink of womanhood endeavor to attain full maturity in a number of ways. Both stories portray the mental confusion and general chaos the women struggle against in their quest for awakening, although the depth and structure of these works are markedly different. The reasons for this are obvious; one of the stories is a novel...
  • Pygmy Boys To The Village Initiation
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    In this paper, I have selected to aluminate the BaMbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Forest. They are located in Central Africa, in the northeast corner of the Belgium Congo. The Mbuti-a reciprocal economic band-hunt wild animals, fish, and gather fruits, and vegetables, in their cool and damp rain forest. The Pygmies, also referred as the Forest People, consume much of their goods, and exchange the rest with their neighboring villagers. In addition to focussing on the previous, I will also touch upon t...
  • Wise Hetty And Judith
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    Deerslayer Judith vs. Hetty Sisters throughout history have been to eachother: friends, playmates, adversaries, confidantes, soul mates and significant others, but the most important bond they share is their sisterly love. This bond stands out and sets it apart from all others. The sisterly love that Judith and Hetty Hutter possessed never seemed to reach its full potential. This may be due to the fact that they were sisters who were different in every way possible. This sisterly conflict create...
  • Rich Girls
    496 words
    In October of 2003, MTV aired the first ever episode of a show called Rich Girls which is a reality series that follows two young, wealthy girls throughout their daily life. The first time I saw the advertisement for this show I have to admit, I was pretty appalled. Who would ever want to watch a show about two rich, stuck up girls going on thousand dollar shopping sprees while they prance around in their chauffeured limo? Well, I guess I was one of those people. I didn't want to watch it at fir...
  • Lengel's Appearance In A P
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    John Updike's "A & P" tells the story of Sammy, the checkout boy who quits his job after his boss Mr. Lengel speaks disapprovingly to three young girls who come into his store one summer afternoon. More so, the story is a contrast to varying opinion in world views: The old fashioned values versus the independence of youth. "A & P" contrasts conservatism and liberalism to mirror its central theme of individualism versus society. Mr. Lengel, the store's manager, is the embodiment of the conservati...
  • Generation Gap Between The Girls And Lengel
    701 words
    In his short story, ? gA&P? h, John Updike presents the story through the view of an adolescent boy who is a supermarket checkout clerk of the? gA&P.? h The boy, Sammy, comes across three strange girls who come to the A&P to shop wearing nothing but bathing suits. This extraordinary happening in his dull everyday existence casts a great influence on the direction of his future. One learns about Sammy's station in life through the setting of the story. He is not a great war hero or superstar but ...
  • Story About A Young Girl's Life
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    Preciousness is a story that goes beyond the struggles of a teen-aged girl's life, but it also portrays themes of basic life. Themes like, ? letting go? and? cultural differences? apply to almost all people in one way or another. For that reason, Preciousness is not just a story about a young girl's life, but it's a story about all of our lives. Throughout the story, the reader is presented with a series of conflicts the girl faces. Her main problem was that she had a problem with men and boys. ...
  • Trying To Fit The Barbie Doll
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    Barbie Doll – Trying To Fit The Barbie Doll – Trying To Fit The Mold Trying to fit the mold Marge Piercy's poem Barbie Doll is an illustration of the pressure that is put on today's women. Young girls are expected to look and act a certain way that is dictated by an unwritten set of rules of our society. Girls are taught very early in life what is expected of them. They are given dolls, miniature household appliances and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy (4) as toys, preparing ...

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