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  • Louise
    431 words
    "The Story of An Hour " By Kate Chopin The main character in this story is Louise Mallard, a delicate woman whose life is changed with the announcement of her husbands' death, delivered by her sister and a family friend. Louise receives the news with overwhelming grief and tears where others would have been shocked into disbelief. Her grief is short lived as she begins to imagine her future alone. Any burdens Louise had felt were lifted at her thoughts of being free to live for herself. As she s...
  • Michael's Love For Isabelle Marie
    599 words
    Mad Shadows is a book about obsession and delusion. It's characters exhibit fixations on beauty, wealth and revenge. This coincides with the fact that all the main characters are defected in some way or another. The main character, Isabelle-Marie is hideous. Her ugliness is even more exaggerated in comparison to Patrice, her Adonis-like brother. Patrice is a soulless idiot who's only thoughts are of his own good looks, perhaps cultivated by his mothers admiration of them. Isabelle-Marie nickname...
  • Louise's Reaction To Her Husband's Death
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    In Kate Chopin's short story 'The Story of an Hour,' there is much hatred. The first hatred detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband, Mr. Mallard. Before Louise's reaction is revealed, Chopin turns to how the widow feels by describing the world according to her outlook of it after the bad news. Louise is said to 'not hear the story as many women have heard the same. ' Rather, she accepts it and goes to her room to be alone. Now the person reading starts t...
  • Louise's Reaction To Her Husband's Death
    506 words
    The Story of An Hour: Irony In Kate Chopin's short story 'The Story of an Hour,' there is much irony. The first irony detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband, B rently Mallard. Before Louise's reaction is revealed, Chopin alludes to how the widow feels by describing the world according to her perception of it after the 'horrible' news. Louise is said to 'not hear the story as many women have heard the same. ' Rather, she accepts it and goes to her room t...
  • Thelma And Louise
    847 words
    The film, Thelma and Louise, clearly shows it's audience common negative male stereotypical characters. Almost all the men who appear in the movie mistreat Thelma and Louise in some form. Thelma and Louise in return take revenge upon them in the ways most women would like too. Jimmy is a typical example of a man who is afraid of commitment. He never wanted to marry Louise, knowing quite well that that is what she wanted. He was certain that Louise would always stand by him and would never leave ...
  • Thelma And Louise
    559 words
    As the film begins we witness two women in stereotypical feminine positions. First we see Louise, positioned as the sarcastic, hard-core waitress with a cigarette always in hand. Thus the first scene is of a restaurant, a typically feminine domain... in the kitchen. Next there is Thelma, the first glimpse reveals the housewife-type in hair rollers and housecoat. While Thelma waits on her husband, Darrell, and tells him to have a good day, he is busy acting annoyed, talking down to her, and prono...
  • Examples Of A Contact Zone
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    When first reading Mary Louise Pratt's essay, Arts of the Contact Zone, one may feel overwhelmed by the level of writing and philosophy it is composed of. She uses terms and phrases such as auto ethnography, imagined community, and safe house in this work to help demonstrate the reasoning of her thoughts and feelings about historical and actual events she speaks about. In her essay Mary Louise Pratt talks about transculturation and ethnography. She speaks about imaginary spaces where differences...

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