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  • Film Boyz N The Hood
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    Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better All right, I'll go ahead and admit it... I am back on my kick about how women are depicted in film. I can't help it, the more movies I watch the more obvious the signs of stereotyping are to me. In the film Boyz n The Hood, we are introduced to some not so traditional female roles, but the overall message is still the same, women are not quite as good as men. As I read Michael Dyson's article, Between Apocalypse and Redemption: John Singleton's Boyz N The Hood...
  • End Gretchen And God
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    This Book has many shady characters, only Gretchen is the one character you can feel sorry for, that is what makes this tragedy so horrifying yet gratifying. Her and Faust running around makes you happy, but you anticipate them to fall desperately into love with one another and finish their lives indulging with Mephisto. But this pure untainted soul is tricked into leaving behind the innocence of her youth and subsiding to the evil one for the promise of riches and a better life. So once again y...
  • Sabine
    418 words
    Ghosts galore in a Massachusetts village. Sabine Heartwood passed through Moose River Junction years ago with her mother, an itinerant fortuneteller. Raised on the road as Ruby crisscrossed the country in her battered VW minibus, Sabine longed to settle down and was inexplicably drawn to this rural hamlet, where everyone knows everyone. Now that one of the town's favorite sons has returned for his grandmother Beatrice's funeral, at least there's something to talk about. Danforth Smith is an up-a...
  • Alone Meursault
    643 words
    Camus entitled his novel The Stranger because his protagonist actually was a stranger to both his associates and his surroundings. Monsieur Meursault was never really known by anyone. Nobody ever knew what really made Meursault tick and nobody ever really knew what motivated him. Meursault was a wanderer throughout his life. Meursault was also a stranger because he did not understand other peoples motivations either. Meursault formed relationships easily enough and interacted with others. But, i...
  • Tumultuous Relationship Between Tan And Her Mother
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    Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents' expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to another extent even the title itself, "Two Kinds", shows the friction that Tan creates. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only be a look into her own life, rather it may ...
  • Codi And Hallie's Mother Alice
    614 words
    Barbara Kingsolver's 'Animal Dreams': Alice She is dead. She does not appear physically but haunts mentally. She is Codi and Hallie's mother Alice, the late wife of Homero No line. Throughout the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, Alice impacted the characters, action, and theme (s). When Alice passed away she took part of Homer with her. What she left was a misfit of time and circumstance; an emotionally distraught and distant man who attempted to resemble a father but veered more towar...
  • My Great Grandmother
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    Alcoholism Brandie M. Lee I woke up from coma wondering what had happened to me. 'I am going to die, what have I done to myself. ' 'Does my mother know?' She will kill me. 'Iam so SCARED!' Most kids my age, who only had their grandma and grandpa never knew what it was like to have a great-grandmother. Not only was she the best great grandma but she also played the role of a mother. To me I consider her to be an angel sent from heaven, to show some of us a few lessons about life. Her name was Jos...
  • Go To Bed
    757 words
    Feburary 24th, 2004 two days before my first draft is due. For my personal essay. I've chose number 3 for my question but how do i answer... so many people I look up to and so many lessons learned. Walked in the door of my Grandmother's house, it was cold you could feel the chill go down your spine and the goose bumps forming on your arms. My mom had dropped me off. It had only been five min tues and i already missed her. Do I miss her cause she's the only one on my side that knows how I am feel...
  • My Dad And Brother About My Mother
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    When I was little, I referred to them as Mommy Susie and Mommy Patti. Mommy Susie was the one who gave birth to me, the one who died in a car accident when I was eleven months old. Mommy Patti was the one who married my dad when I was two and a half, who adopted me as her child, and has taken care of me ever since. I have vivid memories of talking to my adoptive mother about my biological mother, a subject matter which now seems oddly inappropriate. I think that, when I was younger, I did not en...
  • Brecht's Mother Courage And Her Children
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    Mother Courage It's always important to be touched. Writers know and understand this idea. Whether the audience feels good or bad about whom or what you present is not as important as the fact that they feel something. Bert olt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children is a perfect example of a work that doesn't leave us in very high spirits but touches us in such a way that it becomes even more powerful than if it had. Throughout the play the title character, Mother Courage, is presented to us i...
  • Lies To Sanjana About Rich Prem
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    Sooraj Barjatya is a well-known filmmaker who is lauded for his 'clean, made for the entire family' films. He is also known for his penchant for the name 'Prem', which he bestows upon all his heroes. He has not only directed, but also edited and written the stories and screenplays of his four movies - 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (1989), 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun... !' (1994), 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' (1999), and 'Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon' (2003). All have been produced under his family banner, 'Rajshri'. 'Maine ...
  • My Name To Liang Heng
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    Political turmoil, loyalty to the party, reforms, and the escape from political scorn, tore the many Chinese families apart in the time of the Cultural Revolution; especially once the Great Leap Forward was enacted in 1957. As expresses in Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro's Son of the Revolution (1958-1981) the at home family life was not only difficult, but often didn't exist. The fact that ones actions could be accepted by society one day and could be criticized by it the next often lead to an un...
  • Request Of Their Deceased Mother Addie Bundren
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    The short novel "As I Lay Dying", by William Faulkner revolves around a poor country family and their journey to fulfill the request of their deceased mother Addie Bundren, to be buried in the town of Jefferson with her relatives. The Bundren family consists of Addie and Anse Bundren and their five children: Jewel, Darl, Vardaman, Cash and Dewey Dell. Each sibling has their own defined personality and they all coupes with their mother's death in their separate ways. Faulkner explores how the dea...
  • Estha And Rahel
    823 words
    In The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy creates an elaborate binary opposition in her portrait of the lives of twins, Estha and Rahel, growing up in the complex social environment of castes and Syrian Christianity in post-colonial India. Wishing for one day, one moment, that is free from suffering, boundaries, and prejudice to last for a lifetime is a dream inverted and ultimately defeated throughout the novel (including the side story of Karna from the Mahabharata). The Oxford educated uncle,...
  • Catherine's Parents
    480 words
    The glee of Catherine's mother could amount to lighting a light bulb. Spending lb 17,000 on school fees has actually paid off, with Catherine now enrolled into Winchester she will be able to get any job she could think of, well practically any. She looks just like one of the girls in those American high school movies, with the big blue eyes and the beige coloured skin of her face being reflected off a pair of those black, square rimmed glasses. Her clothes smelling of the cedar balls that she us...
  • Best Person For Raskolnikov's Mother
    547 words
    Life is what you make of it. This one simple phrase can be applied throughout life, and throughout literature, which aims to mimic the first of the two. The human mind can theorize something time after time, until even the most horrible thing makes sense to take action on. This holds true for Raskolnikov and his mother and sister. Throughout the lives of these three, even within the first part of the novel, it can be seen how they convince themselves of things that do not seem the most appealing...

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