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  • Eleanor's Mother
    591 words
    In everyone's life there comes a point in time when you assess your life, not just look back in time, but see the progression, the triumphs and the failures... Eleanor Smith had reached this point. She sees that things aren't as they seem, the passion and desire is gone from her marriage, she is unable to influence her children's life, her best friend, who is an alcoholic seems to have her life in more order then Eleanor. How did her happy life slip away before her eyes. The story evolves around...
  • Jo And Daniel
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    While I Was Gone was written by Sue Miller in 1999. The book was published by Alfred A. Knop e, Inc in New York. This novel belonged in the genre of Fiction. The novel was relayed in memory when Jo was remembering her days with Eli and everyone in the house. This was about middle age and how people can get stir crazy. If someones life is familiar and comfortable for too long, he / she starts to yearn for something more. When that opportunity comes along he / she will be so startled that he / she...
  • Lange 3 At The Party Mme Loisel
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    Looks Can be Deceiving Madame Loisel is a greedy and selfish woman who forever changes her and her husbands life through being greedy and bringing on financial ruin. When Mr. Loisel brings home an invitation for them to attend and upper class party, he thought his wife will be delighted. However, nothing seems to please her enough. When she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend Mrs. Forestier, to wear to the ball, she has no idea how that necklace will rearrange her values and change her an...
  • Girl's Parents
    414 words
    Arrange Marriages This article is about a young girl who has been arranged to meet with her potential husband, the girl is from the west and he is from the east they are both from different worlds. Her parents traditions does not meet with her own so she must find away to disarrange the marriage. Arrange marriages do not often work in western counties, is the theme of this article written by Bageshree Paradkar. Many of the women that live in the western world are influenced by its culture and wa...
  • Places With Tea Cake
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Janie Crawford, the main character of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, strives to find her own voice throughout the novel and, in my opinion, she succeeds even though it takes her over thirty years to do it. Each one of her husbands has a different effect on her ability to find that voice. Janie discovers her will to find her voice when she is living with Logan. Since she did not marry him for love, tensions arise as time moves on an...
  • Struggles Of The Main Characters
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    Using examples from all of the texts from this specific unit compare and contrast the conflicts that drive these struggles of the main characters. Look for similarities and look for differences within those similarities. Look for differences and look for similarities within those differences. In the story "The yellow wall paper" the main character struggles due to her husband oppression and she suffers herself until getting mental ill. She is put by her husband on a nursery home to be taking car...
  • Story With A Common Conflict
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    3600 Seconds Throughout the countless hours spent giving and receiving both good and bad news, there almost always seems to be that one odd story, the one that just does not make sense. This is definitely one of those stories. "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin is a story with a common conflict but a not so common conclusion. It is unclear at first who the antagonist is but in the end that becomes very evident. The conflict in this story starts out being a woman's struggle with her husband's ...
  • Matilda And Her Husband
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    The Necklace Character Sketch Not once in the whole story does Mathilda ever thank her husband. She is concerned only with herself. Mathilda's selfish greediness is also shown in her attitudes toward other people. She has one acquaintance mentioned, Madame Forrester. Matilda is such a type person in our society. A woman not thankful for what she has. One might perceive that Matilda and her husband are just really poor. Well from what I gathered, I think that she is just middle class. They may no...
  • Emotional Breakthrough And Extreme Shock
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    Victoria Hubble October 14, 1999 Character Analysis Essay #4 The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin is an ironic story because, Louise Mallard realizes the independence that she gains from her husbands death. The moment she realizes this freedom, and is willing to take this new way of life into her arms, her husband returns, and she dies. Mrs. Mallard has a revelation of all these liberations she was going to live with, and within minutes, came to realization of her confinement. Louise Mallards in...
  • Ex Husband
    615 words
    Grace Paley wrote a story, "Wants", which deals with the fact that there is more to life than just wanting to have possession of a certain item. Sometimes when two people have different attitudes, outlooks, and values in life, their personalities tend to clash. This is exactly what happened to the two characters in the story. At the very beginning, a woman is at the library when her ex-husband walks by her. "Hello my life" (8). Her husband replies bitterly by saying "What? What life? No life of ...
  • Their Husband's Death
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    " The Story of an Hour " by Kate Chopin is about a young woman with a serious heart condition that finds out her husband is killed. She reacts very different to the news then a wife would react to their husband's death. She loves her husband but is not happy with her life. After the tragic news, she envisions her life as being fuller. She sees the severity of her heart condition, but prays that she will now live longer. This story is more about her realization of her existence and her beginning ...
  • Louise Mallard And Kate
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    Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour". Written in 1894, "The Story of an Hour" is a story of a woman who, through the erroneously reported death of her husband, experienced true freedom. Both tragic and ironic, the story deals with the boundaries imposed on women by society in the nineteenth century. The author Kate Chopin, like the character in her story, had first-hand experience with the male-dominated society of that time and had experienced the death of her husband at a young age (Internet)....
  • Single Hmong Women In Their Mid Twenties
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    As I thought of this article, many of the issues I have faced as a single Hmong woman in her mid-twenties came to mind. Should I discuss the functional reasons why marriage is so important in the Hmong culture, especially for women? Or do I talk about the lack of eligible, older Hmong men? Better yet, should I complain about the attempts by my relatives to find me a good husband as if it were an unfortunate circumstance that I was single instead of a conscious choice? Thinking it over, though, I...
  • Next Ten Year Mathilde
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    I believe that Mathilde is materialistic and selfish. She took away happiness both from herself and her husband because "she burned with the desire to please, to be envied, to be attractive and sought after". This desire led to her downfall and her husband;'s misery. I am in no way able to show compassion for this lady. The story starts out leading us to believe that Mathilde is a simple person without a lot of luxuries in her life. At this point I felt some pity for Mathilde. I thought that she...
  • Clefilas And Her Husband
    507 words
    This wonderfully written story by Sandra Cisneros details the life of Clefilas, the main character. Clefilas deals with several problems during her childhood and continuing on into her marriage. The story never describes any significant relationship with her mother and the negative effects of this can be clearly seen throughout Cisneros piece of work. Clefilas instead turns to the television, particularly the telenovelas, for a female role model in her life. After Clefilas was married, her husba...
  • Things Worse In Part II Harper
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    The play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner, contained situations in which characters' personalities underwent great changes from the beginning of the play to the end. One of the most significant and noticeable changes was that of Harper. She was married to the character named Joe, who she knew was gay and the way she dealt with this came to relate directly to her own sanity. In part one, Harper spent a lot of time with her imaginary friend and travel agent Mr....
  • Hometown Village Of Olga's Husband Nikolai
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    Olga's Hope and Strength Olga Tchikildeyeff is a very powerful character in Anton Chekov's The Peasants. She is portrayed to have... old charm and pleasant smile... (Chekov 70). The life she lives is strong and full of hope. She and the family in The Peasants go through many hardships through the journey of this story. One thing remains constant and the same amid all these problems: Olga's positive attitude. She seems to have an inside hope that is un-matched by the rest of the characters in thi...
  • Melinda And Eliza
    540 words
    Women set the standards of emotional strength, physical endurance and bear the weight of not just their world on their shoulders but that of their children, husbands, and parents, adopted and immediate family. The women from The Escape and Uncle Tom's Cabin have much in common. Melinda and Eliza are both beautiful, both wanted sexually by white men, and both have given their hearts to their mates Glen and George. They both share the burden of slavery and the constant noose around their necks tha...
  • Marlene As A Woman
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    How far women both in history and in the present modern world, have achieved happiness and freedom through their success in the male-dominated world. 1.0 Introduction Carry Churchill's Top Girls is an interesting play about how women have defined their roles in a male-dominated society. We are introduced to various women who have pursued their career at the expense of a personal life. The play begins with a dinner party at a restaurant among a group of women. What is notably interesting about th...
  • Friends For Life
    396 words
    The Person Who Influenced Me the Most Everyone is affected by certain events that greatly change their life. There has been one person that has influenced me during my life. The wonderful person that has had a special effect on me is my husband. In the thirty years that I have known him I know with out a doubt he has been my best friend, and have helped to transform me from an insecure woman into a self-confident woman. Popular wisdom has it that, "You judge a man by his friends". Earlier in my ...

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