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  • Repression Of Jane
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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story, "The Yellow Wallpaper", explores the restricted societal roles of both Jane and John. Gilman, a strong supporter of women's rights, focuses on her account with depression through this story (Hill 150). Traditionally, the man must take care of the woman both financially and emotionally while the woman's role remains at home. Society tends to trap man and woman and prevent them from developing emotionally and intellectually. Although Gilman focuses on the hardship...
  • Jane And A Very Young Boy Ned
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    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman begins with a note from the editor, who is a local schoolteacher near the plantation where Jane Pittman lives. He has long been trying to hear her story, and, beginning in the summer of 1962, she finally tells it to him. When her memory lapses, her acquaintances help fill in the spaces. The recorded tale, with editing, then becomes The Autobiography of Miss Jane. Jane Pittman is born into slavery on a plantation somewhere in Louisiana. Jane is called 'Ticey...
  • Chapter VII Mr Rochester And Jane
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    Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bront " chapter Summaries Chapter I- We learn that Jane Eyre is an orphan who lives with her cruel aunt Mrs. Reed. A bully John throws a book at Jane Eyre and her suppressed anger from over the years explodes in a rage attacking the bully. Chapter II-Jane gets locked in the red room where Mr. Reeds' brother died. Chapter -The last chapter ended with Jane knocked out and she woke up very confused and terrified. Chapter IV-In this chapter Jane finds the courage to stand up t...
  • Jane Addams
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    Jane Addams Even as a little girl in the serene community of Cedarville, in northern Illinois, Jane Addams was 'busy with the old question eternally suggested by the inequalities of the human lot. ' (Pg. 47 Ch. 1) There were not many inequalities in Cedarville, but even there were poverty and frustration: the war widows, the desolate old couple who had lost all five of their sons, the farmers who were victims of the postwar depression, and the newcomers who could never really get started. And wh...
  • Emily On Wuthering Heights
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    Emily Jane Bronte Emily Jane Bronte remains a mystery. Very little is known about her. There is little information, and much of what we have is contradictory. She is the author of only one novel and a few bits of poetry. This gives people little to build on. The majority of what we know about her comes from her sister, Charlotte, who is another well known author. From what is known, it would appear that Emily led an ordinary life of a nineteenth century female. She attended boarding school and l...
  • Jane's Descriptions Of John
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    Husband-Doctor: A Stifling Relationship In Gilman's "the Yellow Wallpaper " At the beginning of "The Yellow Wallpaper", the protagonist, Jane, has just given birth to a baby boy. Although for most mothers a newborn infant is a joyous time, for others, like Jane, it becomes a trying emotional period that is now popularly understood to be the common disorder, postpartum depression. For example, Jane describes herself as feeling a "lack of strength" (Colm, 3) and as becoming "dreadfully fretful and...
  • Mary Jane's Blue Eyes
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    Mary Jane good book is one that you cannot quit thinking about. For days after you finish it, you will catch yourself daydreaming about it. That is what The Bluest Eye did to me. I can't say that I liked the novel, because I didn't. It left me with an empty, horrified feeling in the pit of my stomach; a realization of how harsh the world can be. I believe that this was Toni Morrison's goal for this book. She didn't want me to feel all warm and cozy when I finished. She didn't want me to 'like' T...
  • Relationship Between Jane And Rochester
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    In the two stories, Jane Eyre and The Yellow Wallpaper, the main characters are faced with various encounters with authority. Jane and the Narrator are the central characters that are faced with these authority figures, and an external as well as an internal relationship is developed with the figures that have power over them. These two women also display a unique use of authority to benefit themselves at various points in the stories. Jane and the Narrator are first alike in the way that they o...
  • Physical Difference And Jane
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    In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, we are introduced to Jane, the orphan protagonist of the story. When the novel first begins, she is an isolated, powerless ten- year old living with an aunt and her cousins whom do not like her. Jane feels alienated from the Reed family; therefore she spends much of her time alone. Jane is faced with two factors; one she is a girl, and two she is poor. These two factors contribute too much of Jane's unhappiness, at least at this point in the book! Her ...
  • Jane And Angela
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    Ethics in "American Beauty" The word ethics is derived from the Greek work "ethos", which refers to the character and sentiment of the community, and standards of behavior. Ethical means conforming to the standards of a given profession or group. Any group can set its own ethical standards and then decide to live by them or not. Ethical standards, whether an individual, a society, or even a whole nation establishes them, help to guide a person's decisions and actions. The commonly accepted defin...
  • Emily And Jane To Insanity
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    Jane and Emily Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper and Emily in A Rose for Emily were two women who were both driven to insanity by similar factors. Both women had very controlling men in their lives that greatly limited their social lives, causing the two women to suffer tremendously from loneliness. Jane and Emily also lived in very unhealthy environments; therefore, their home and town were not represented as secure places for the two women to grow and prosper. Johns ability to control Janes every m...
  • Jane's Uncle Mr Reed
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    Jane Eyre, a novel written by Charlotte Bronte, is about a young girl named Jane that struggles to discover her identity. Jane's a girl who is "unhappy, very unhappy" (23). She grows up with relatives that treat her unfairly because her diseased family was not wealthy. Jane's uncle Mr. Reed had reminded his wife and family to consider Jane as their own, but in contrast she experienced physical abuse by her aunt and cousin John. "John Reed knocked me down and my aunt shut me up in the red-room......
  • Young Girl Jane
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    Jane Addams founded Hull House in 1889, along with her friend Ellen Starr. Jane had a very compassionate heart from the time she was a young girl. Everywhere she went, Jane had a desire to help people less fortunate than herself. Jane's father helped shape her to become more charitable to others less fortunate. Even as a young girl Jane wanted to know why all people did not live in nice homes with yards like her own. One day she saw a part of town that was run down and she could hardly believe t...
  • Bertha's Anger And Passion Towards Mr Rochester
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    Bertha represents the old empire, one that is savage. She belongs to an undomesticated origin. She signals the corruption, deterioration, and dangers of that past from which Jane distinguishes her present. Through Charlottes eyes these dangers include submissiveness and lack of individuality. Contrary to Jane's beliefs, Bertha has lived a submissive life-style, with self-denial. Those have controlled all aspects within her life around her. First, she was forced into a binding marriage: a marriag...
  • John Orders Jane
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    Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 407 pages A. Setting: England, Early 1800's B. Point of View: First person C. Jane Eyre, the main character, is sent out of the drawing room by her Aunt, Mrs. Reed (Jane's parents had died while she was very young and her Uncle took her in. After he died Mrs. Reed kept Jane although she despised her. ). Jane then retires to the library, where she hid by the window-sill, behind the curtain. A few minutes later her cousins John, Eliza, and Geneva come in. While Eliza and...
  • Narrator Of The Yellow Wallpaper
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    Who is Jane There are many opposing opinions on the identity of Jane in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper". The narrator of the story is never referred to by name throughout the entire work, however a questionable statement made by the narrator at the end of the story leads many to believe her name is Jane. Because the story does not specifically profess the narrator to be Jane, controversy has risen about Jane's identity. There are many reasons to believe the narrato...
  • Story Of Miss Jane Pittman
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    Introduction Heralded by some as the best African American author writing in America today, Ernest James Gaines is best known and celebrated for his novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. As a black writer, Gaines has taken full advantage of African American culture by writing stories about rural Louisiana. In doing so, Gaines has made himself a country-boy writer of folk tales more grown than made. These stories tell of the struggles of blacks to make a living in a land that has not cham...
  • Jane's Hate Towards Mrs Reed
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    In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte intertwines various religious ideas in her mid-nineteenth century English setting. Throughout the novel, Jane Eyre blends various religious insights which she has learned from different sources. While Jane was young, she had only a Biblical textbook outlook on life combined with the miserable emotional conditions of her surroundings. This in turn led to Jane being quite mean with Mrs. Reed. When Jane eventually goes off to Lowood and meets Helen Burns, she learns of...
  • Jane's Morals
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    Morals And Psychological Aspects in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre takes the idea of a fairy tale a step further by adding psychological aspects to the story. Jane did the right thing in regards to marrying Mr. Rochester because "what is [considered] morally wrong cannot be psychologically right". In other words, Jane's moral values told her what Mr. Rochester had done wrong. Because of this she cannot "psychologically" go along with it as if nothing was wrong. Psyche and morals both are products of the mi...
  • Married Jane And Joe
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    Jane Pittman was born sometime before the Civil War. She was a slave from the day she was born. Jane had no parents; her mother died as a result of a beating when Jane was a child, and Jane did not know her father. She lives in the old slave quarters on a plantation outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. One day Jane met a Yankee Soldier name Mr. Brown told Jane that one day she was going to be free, and she would not have to no longer listen to anyone or follow anyone's rules. Jane's slave name was Ti...

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