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  • Tevya's Oldest Daughter
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    The musical called "Fiddler on the Roof" was set in Anatefka, Russia around 1880-1900. During this time, in this small town, held Tevya and his family. Tevya, husband and father of five daughters, is a cynical, obstinate, determined, yet sensitive to feelings, and caring man. He isa clever philosopher and sticks very much to tradition. In the story Tevya says "Anatefka is our home... to keep in balance by tradition... ". This explains the title which is personally understood that throughTevya's ...
  • Brooklyn's Top Drug Dealer
    413 words
    Debut novel by hip-hop rap artist Sister Souljah, whose No Disrespect (1994), which mixes sexual history with political diatribe, is popular in schools country-wide. In its way, this is a tour de force of black English and underworld slang, as finely tuned to its heroine's voice as Alice Walker's The Color Purple. The subject matter, though, has a certain flashiness, like a black Godfather family saga, and the heroine's eventual fall develops only glancingly from her character. Born to a 14-year...
  • Later In His Life O'brien
    356 words
    The short story "Ambush" by Tim O'Brien is a story about a young American soldier, O'Brien, in the Vietnam War. While on watch O'Brien spots a young enemy soldier approaching his position. He throws a grenade and kills the young man. Years later O'Brien's is faced with the decision of answering his daughter when she asks him if he ever killed anyone in the war. Not only was killing the man a tough decision, but now O'Brien must answer his daughter. Ultimately he lies to her and I think that is t...
  • Hawthorne's Main Character
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    The Hollow of the Three Hills is a story of dishonor, deceit, and death. The author, Nathaniel Hawthorn portrays the main character as a beautiful woman with a shameful and abominable past. She tries to run from her problems but comes to find out no matter how big or small a problem, trying to run from it will only make the problem follow. The main character was so driven by curiosity and remorse that she brought herself to go see a witch. They met in a place described by Hawthorne as "a hollow ...
  • Tevya's Family And The Choices
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    Play- Fiddler on the Roof I went on vacation with my parents-in-law and was privileged to see "Fiddler on the Roof" in a playhouse. It was the best play I have ever seen. I loved the characters, and I bonded more with Tevya than any one else, because of his desire to have not only traditions kept, but also to have the best for his daughters. To keep his family close he sacrificed some of his traditions, even though his traditions were important to him. He has an understandable desire for his dau...
  • Bernarda Alba
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    Short Essay on the play 'The house of Bernarda Alba' Federico Garcia Lorca's last play, completed in 1936 just weeks before his brutal murder, depicts a reclusive household of eight women sequestered by Andalusian codes of honour. This short play is set in rural Spain at the turn of this century. The characters, all women, exist in a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation ...
  • Essay Only Daughter
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    An Analysis of Only Daughter Many things contribute to the development of a child as it grows up. In return these same things can affect a way a person acts as an adult. Everything from family heritage, friends, and relatives influence children as their minds develop. In the essay, Only Daughter, Sandra Cisneros credits being the only daughter in a Mexican-American family for making her the writer she is today. Cisneros was the only daughter in a family of nine. Not only was she the only daughte...

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