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  • Her Own Husband
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    'Managemment of Grief' and 'A Pair of Tickets': Women's Images Both Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets were written by women and about women. Authors were able to portray an image of women which differs from the traditional, stereotypical literary image of feeble and delicate creatures who needed to be cared for. Women in these stories were faced with horrible tragedies, but the determining element in their experience was not so much what happened to them but how they took it. After readi...
  • Importance Of Our Own Personal Territory
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    Personal territories Everyone has his own personal territory and this personal space seems to have an important value to all of us. What makes people feel so defensive about their own personal territory is that we can feel secure and comfortable in our own territory. No other people can interrupt or step into it once you are in your own world. You are the only owner of your territory. Others who come across may be viewed as invaders. Even if they don! |t have the intention to take away your terr...
  • Poetry Hongo
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    From an Interview with Bill Moyers MOYERS: Why did you decide to write poetry HONGO: I wanted to explore the life of emotions. As a child in Hawai'i I remember not only having emotions, but they seemed authorized by the world and the family surrounding me. As an adolescent growing up in Los Angeles and the public schools there, emotions seemed to be under a tight reign even in sports. People seemed to want to deny them. I didn't understand that as a Japanese American I was experiencing a social ...
  • Stephen's Own Daughter
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    The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks Through our life experiences, we all have a different story or perception of an event that we envision to be the truth. The question is, how do we know what is the truth In the novel by Russell Banks, "The Sweet Hereafter" tells a handful of stories from different points of view providing contrasting angles and meanings to the same event. As these stories interlock with each other and intertwine together the accounts of how each of these people cope with this...
  • Moll's Maternal Feelings
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    The Role of Motherhood in Moll Flanders In Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, there is no true development of maternal feelings over the course of the novel. At times throughout the story, what appear to be maternal feelings are really overshadowed by either guilt or a hidden motive. It is quite evident that Defoe is out to show that maternal feelings in Moll's orbit were not very strong, as can be seen in the many "mothers" that come into play throughout the novel. Moll's guilt and discomfort seem ...
  • Psychologist And Their Own Theories
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    Based on the past information and the information I acquired during the duration of this course I chose to do my evaluation on Erik Erikson using the classical psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers using the non-Freudian / interpersonal approach from Adler and Jung. Since there is no way to tell if either theory is right or wrong it is imperative that we discover our own theory among the popular ones and derive our own method of practice based on our current knowledge. This is done by ...
  • Olga's Life
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    For centuries, women have turned and have entrusted in men for advice to fulfill their lives with romance. Some women, even though they had difficulty establishing a satisfactory bond with their spouse, still had a tendency to have a dependency on the male spouse for identity. For a woman to become a 'wife' was a defining role in women's lives back then, especially within the eastern European cultures. Sadly, marriage is not always shown to be flowery and romantic as expected. Although Anton Che...
  • Shadows People
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    Phantoms I " ve always been on the fringe of the social circle. Much like a donut, the core of my peers seems a hollow, meaningless thing granted both a name and recognition. I prefer the tangible -- I always have. I see my classmates, as little more than bleating phantoms. I hear them; I feel them; I'm never quite sure I see them. Oh, I see their shells, their armor, and their callous hides of lipstick and eye shadow -- but I can't think of a single person I've ever truly laid eyes on. My sense...
  • Most Moving Books
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    Book Review of "Hear My Testimony " By Maria Teresa Tula This is probably one of the most moving books I have ever read in my life. It is basically a narrative story of the life of an El Salvadorian women named: Maria Teresa Tula. Maria is a wonderful storyteller and the fact the she is describing her own real life experiences greatly add to the impact of the book. Most of the chapters in the book are just her telling about her life. She was born a very poor and sickly child, growing up with her...
  • My Passion For Singing
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    As I lift my head up and open my mouth, my voice escalates with every tune that comes out. The soothing words bounce off of my tongue and release the tension held within. Even if the sounds aren't perfect or correct, every little bit helps me get through the day. When stressed, nothing helps me more than singing. My passion for singing comes from deep within my soul, mind and heart. When I sing, I sing with all of me, putting everything I can into it. I have always had a great passion for singin...
  • Alone By Her Own Feelings
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    The Spiritual Beginning In all of Joy Harjo poetry one of the values that is common is a connection between all things. Nothing then exists by itself. The sense of the conceitedness of all things, of the spiritless of all thins, of the intelligent consciousness of all things, is the identifying characteristic of American Indian tribal poetry. (Allen, pg. 167) In Joy Harjo's poem Them Women Hanging From the Thirteenth Floor Window, we can see a woman trying to grasp her spiritual connection to th...
  • Moral Conviction
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    Moral conviction is something that everyone should have, it is inherent, or at least that is the assumption. In the book, "A Case for Christianity", by C.S. Lewis, Lewis argues that it is part of the "Moral Law". Not the part that will make you forget about yourself and help someone else even though it might put you in danger, but rather the part that makes you feel bad when you have wronged another person or broken your own moral code. That is just it though, you set your own moral code, not an...
  • Legislative Mandate To Wear Seat Belts
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    Legislative Mandate to Wear Seat Belts The case study entitled Legislative Mandate to Wear Seat Belts, in which we are to respond stirred up some feelings about this issue. The issue is whether or not I believe that the government has the right to tell people that they have to wear seat belts in their own car. I have mixed emotions about this law, and not a definite opinion. I fell that we should wear seat belts because statistics show that it does help prevent injuries in accidents, on the othe...
  • Charles Dalton In The Dead Poets Society
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    Transcendentalism emerged as a philosophical and literary movement during the nineteenth century which focused on intuition and the individual conscience. Established by the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, Transcendentalism gained support from writers such as Emmerson Thoreau, and Fuller. These supporters believed that fundamental truths are known to the heart and therefor cannot be grasped by the senses. As applied to modern times, the movie Dead Poets Society depicts the Transcendental trut...
  • Hallie's Death Codi
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    Animal Dreams The Discovery of Life Through Death In Barbara Kingsolver's novel Animal Dreams, the protagonist, Codi No line, is unable to become self aware until the death of her sister, Hallie. Throughout the novel Codi's dependency on her sister the apparent cause. When Hallie ventures to Nicaragua to show the farmers how to replenish the land Codi returns to the small town of Grace, Arizona to aid her ailing father, Doc Homero. Hallie's departure in combination with Doc Homero's bout with Al...
  • Pentheus
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    The Ultimate Morality Test The Bacchae represents an authentic interpretation that is full of temptation in the natural world. I am going to compare the temptations of society that we as individuals encounter everyday with the allure of nature in the Bacchae, specifically focusing on temptation offered by Dionysos. Humans in a civilized society have to make choices everyday resulting in their decisions whether they have positive or negative contrasting effects in compilation to societies norms. ...
  • Love With Mabel
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    Characters Like people in real life, fictional characters reveal themselves by how they look, what they say and how they say it, what they do, as well as how they feel. This two characters, George and Jack, reveal themselves, in most of the story, by how they feel. In spite of being different, both men have something in common: how and what they feel towards their own Mabel. George escapes from Mabel because he doesn't want to marry her. In a similar way, Jack refuses to accept he is in love wit...
  • Lives Of Mae And Rachel
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    A Critical Study of Mae Cameron In Margaret Laurence's novel a Jest of God, Mae Cameron plays a critical role in the development of the main character as well as the plot. Mae Cameron's fear of isolation in turn causes Rachel not to develop as a person. Mae is so worried about being left alone that she will stop at nothing to keep Rachel by her side. Mae Cameron isolates Rachel physically by keeping her home on bridge nights to serve refreshments to her friends, ? Well, dear you do what you thin...
  • Mr Biswas
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    Ever since his birth, Mr. Biswas – the main protagonist of V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas – never has an opportunity to develop a sense of self. He is always finding himself in situations that make him feel powerless. Due to this powerlessness he is always in situations where he is having people tell him what to do. He never has any personal power. Mr. Biswas realizes that with money and possessions a person tends to have more power in society. Indeed, for Mr. Biswas owning a ...
  • Witches
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    ANNE SEXTON Her Kind This is a poem that is filled with imagery that the author uses to identify the reader with what I feel were personal stresses in her own life. In class we talked about Anne as an emotionally challenged women who couldn? t cope with every day life. The Title of the poem suggests by saying? Her? that she is talking about someone else that she could relate to. However I think that instead she might have been talking about her self. Through out the poem she shows the Worlds vie...

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