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  • Merrick's Experience Of The Love Of Friendship
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    MIKE MINELLO Love in The Elephant Mans Life The novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks tells a melodramatic story of a man who's appearance is so startling, it prevents him from experiencing the essential love most people experience in life. John Merrick is robbed of his childhood when his mother abandons him. He is also degraded and disregarded as a human being when he is put on display as part of a freak show. As a result of Merrick's appearance and abandonment he lacks the sensation of ma...
  • Missy's Mother
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    The author of the book, The Ladies of Missalonghi, by Colleen McCullough describes to the reader how Missy, an unattractive woman, in a small town differs from Alicia. Missy, the daughter of Drusilla did not really have any self-confidence in herself. "She would begin by wondering what she really looked like. The house owned only one mirror, in the bathroom, and it was forbidden to stand and gaze at one's reflection. Thus Missy's impressions of herself were hedged with guilt that she might have ...
  • Story Between Paul And His Mother
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    The Hidden Truth The plot in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence reveals to the reader conflicts between Paul and his mother using different levels or forms of secrecy. There are secrets hidden throughout the house that leads Paul and his mother to an unpleasant life. The first level of secrecy is the actual secrets that Paul and Paul's mother keep from each other. The second form of secrecy is that D.H. Lawrence uses a story telling style of writing. This way of writing in itself holds ...
  • Summary Oswald Alving
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    Summary Oswald Alving has returned home to visit his mother on one of the occasional visits he has made since leaving home as a young boy. He was sent away to prevent him from becoming morally contaminated by his father, Captain Alving, who subsequently died of syphilis. This time, however, he intends to stay and marry the maid, Regine; he is unaware that Regine is his half-sister, sired by the profligate Captain Alving. Parson M anders, the mother's former lover, also visits and reprimands Mrs....
  • Addie And Jewel
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    Ah, love. Love is so often a theme in many a well-read novel. In the story, As I Lay Dying, one very important underlying theme is not simply love, but the power to love. Some of the characters have this ability; some can only talk about it. Perhaps more than anyone, Addie and Jewel have this power- one which Jewel, by saving his mother twice, merges with his power to act. As the Bible would have it, he does "not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth" (1 John 3: 18). Jewel, A...
  • Goodison's Absolute In For My Mother
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    Goodison's Absolute In For My Mother: May I Inherit Half Her Strength, Goodison publicizes the private issue of her parents' less-than-perfect marriage, and, in turn, unfolds a powerful dialectic on female self-sacrifice and subjectivity. She wonders at the prolonged strength of her mother- a woman who, regardless of being the victim of an unfaithful marriage, neither confronts nor flees her fate. And at the core of Goodison's poem is her own conflicted decision, as the female product of this un...
  • Great Love For Tita
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    Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico, interspersed with recipes, related in unadorned, uncomplicated language. Yet when the ingredients are combined and simmer, subtle and unusual flavors emerge. On one level, this is the story of Tita, youngest daughter of the formidable matriarch Mama Elena who forbids Tita to marry her true love Pedro because tradition says that the youngest daughter must care for her mother until he...
  • Independent Ya Forget Love
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    Rebecca Wells paints a picture of the various roles that women often must encounter in their lives: mother, daughter, friend. As said by Charlotte Observer 'She [Wells] speaks eloquently to what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a wife-and somehow, at last, a person. ' Wells uses a captivating style to create a simple plot, memorable symbolism and a reoccurring theme of friendship. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood teaches about the importance of giving and receiving love and finding...
  • Love Story Of Mama Day
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    The entire structure of Mama Day is fitting to the telling of multiple love stories enter twined. Like the most heartfelt episode of Seinfeld ever Gloria Naylor doesn't tell a love story, but rather lays out in detail the events of everyday life for all of the central characters. In the process the love stories of the characters are all told at once. The most obvious example is the relationship between George and Cocoa (arguably the main love story). Through the book we see them meet, fall in lo...
  • Kind Of Mom
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    Why I Feel It Is Important To Be A Good Mother Ever since I was a little girl, I always thought that the most important job in the world was to be a mother. Struggling through my own childhood, which encompassed my parent's divorce, a new stepfather, and the overwhelming sense of loneliness, I made a vow to myself that I would make every effort possible to assure that my own children never felt the intense heartache I suffered as a child. It wasn't until my early twenties that I realized where t...
  • Love Between A Mother And Daughter
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    Carol Ann Duffy Explores Different Types Of Relationships In Valentine And Before You Were Mine The title of the poem Valentine written by Carol Ann Duffy is very misleading. One would expect to read romantic love, instead she writes about cynical love. She has obviously been hurt in previous relationships. The poem starts off with a positive statement-Not a red rose, or a satin heart. She states that she will not give her lover a conventional valentine present. The harsh consonants give a feeli...
  • Child As The Way His Mother
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    Its existence has been questioned no less than that of God, truth, and the limit to our universe. It has no textbook definition, because, like cold temperature, nobody has yet been able to agree on a concrete meaning of it. It is the key topic of countless songs, poems, books, works of art, plays, movies, and quarrels; and yet, we dont even know if it exists. Nevertheless, when asked, most people will say that they have experienced the unidentifiable feeling of love. Many people will agree that ...
  • Book The City Of Joy Hasari
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    "His suffering was transformed into surprise then peace, the peace that comes from being loved" (C.O.J. p. 254). In the book the City of Joy Hasari, Mother Theresa, Stephan Kolvaski and Max Loeb all experienced the joy and helpfulness that comes from being loved. Their problems and troubles through out the book help them to understand how to make it through tough times. Examples from this book and life show that modern medicine is not always the best way to help the sick or injured. Peoples love...
  • Trial For The Murder Of His Mother
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    "Eumenides" vs. The "Haunted" Throughout time there has been a universal question that does not yet yield a universal answer: whether or not it is right to avenge the murder of another by killing the killers. In both "The Haunted", the third play from Eugene O' Neill's trilogy "Morning Becomes Electra", and "Eumenides", the third play from Aeschylus' trilogy "The Oresteia", the respective sons are directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of their mothers after their mothers intentionall...
  • Korean Mother S Way
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    I love to watch movies, but I don! t think I belong to those who watch movies just for fun. These days, many people find theatre just to kill their time and expect the movie to excite their peripheral senses only. Along with that, movie industry!'s only concern is, for most of the time, to satisfy fun-oriented appetite of audience. However, I believe movie is movie when it penetrates deep into audience!'s heart and leaves some message in it rather than just giving momentary amusement. One of the...
  • Stanza Ten The Child
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    Americanized Walkthrough Bruce Dawe is strongly opposed to consumerism, as shown through his poem, Americanized. The poem is written in a predominantly bitter and ironic tone. The title itself is ironic. Bruce Dawe is Australian and has spelled the title using American spelling rather than Australian spelling, with the 's? being replaced by a 'z? Stanza one is set in the morning at breakfast time. It involves the mother and her child. Instead of the usual loving mother, we see a cold mother and ...
  • Happy And Paul's Mother
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    Appearances can be deceiving In the story "The Rocking Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence, it appears that the family is very happy, and Paul's mother is very loving and affectionate towards her kids, but she knows that is no so because they "read it in each others eyes. ' (p 343) In reality she is cold-hearted woman who is incapable of loving her children. Even though Paul realizes this he still is craving attention and longing to be loved by his mother. To Paul luck is equal to money, and he think...

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