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  • Dysfunctional Relationship Between Rock And His Mother
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    Dysfunctional family relationships form the basis of many Canadian short stories. Often, tragedy is the end result of severe family breakdown. In other cases, personality defects are directly traceable to poor family dynamics. In the stories "Hurt", "Fall of a City", and "The Sound of Hollyhocks" there were very profound family problems. The difficulty in the father / son relationship in "Hurt" reflects a role reversal. Even though Stevie is only a young boy, he took care of himself and his fath...
  • Available On Mother Daughter Relationships
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    Mothers and daughters have been written about, criticized, publicized, condemned, and praised for a long time. As more and more material becomes available on mother-daughter relationships, it becomes apparent that being a mother and being a daughter means different things to different people depending on race, economics, social status and blood type. This paper will explore the meaning of being a mother and being a daughter by combining all of these independent variables. A definition of motherh...
  • Paul's Relationship With Clara
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    SONS AND LOVERS Relationships have, and always will contain many different levels. These levels can produce somewhat of a state of confusion in ones life, and have many different impacts. But when a change and a transformation takes place, one can reach a point of clarity and a new found direction. In the comparison of two novels, we see several relationships portrayed along these lines, and how the two main characters transform to find what is most sacred to them. Paul Morel is the main charact...
  • Susceptible To Betrayal In Amor And Psyche
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    Ellen Walz Betrayal and Love Betrayal happens in all types of relationships. It can seem devastating to have a loved one prove disloyal, but is there is something to be learned out of the unfaithfulness of those you hold most dear. In Amor and Psyche, by Erich Neumann, betrayal comes in all forms. If these characters would look past their initial pain, like Amor, their relationships could grow because of betrayal. The first glimpse of betrayal is what brings Amor and Psyche together. Venus, Amor...
  • Mildred's Disturbing Devotion To Veda
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    Summary: Mildred Pierce, by James M. Cain, begins in pre-Depression California, and ends during World War II times, also in California. The main character, Mildred Pierce, is a very attractive housewife of 29, raising two daughters, Ray and Veda. Although Mildred loves both her daughters, Veda is a particular obsession with Mildred. She constantly slaves away throughout the novel to do whatever she can to make Veda happy, despite the constant abuse and deception Veda inflicts upon Mildred. After...
  • Relationship Between Virginia And Her Sister Vanessa
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    One of the greatest female authors of all time, Virginia Woolf, produced a body of writing respected worldwide. Driven by uncontrollable circumstances and internal conflict, her life was cut short by suicide. Her role in feminism, along with the personal relationships in her life, influenced her literary works. Virginia's relationships throughout her life contributed, not only to her literature, but the quality of her life as well. Perhaps the greatest influence in Virginia's life is her mother,...
  • Lawrence's Mother
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    'Last Words to Miriam' - An Interpretation Submitted By: Jeet Kumar Gupta 2001115 D.H. Lawrence's Son's and Lover's is a study of human relationships. Gertrude Morel, because of her turbulent and odd relationship with her husband, ends up developing deep emotional relations with her two eldest sons'. The second eldest in particular, Paul, is the receiver of most of this deep emotion. Because of these feelings and the deeper-than-usual emotional bond between the two, Paul has difficulty being com...
  • Mother Daughter Relationship
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    The Mother (land) as a Mirror: Reflections on Identity in Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea Wide Sargasso Sea is a strangely beautiful and haunting tale of a certain Creole Madwoman locked up in an English attic without a voice and without a past. Jane Eyre provided the inspiration for Rhys novel but the work is not limited to a simple answer to the earlier text. Rhys takes on a multitude of issues concerning the effect of the decaying colonial system onthe Caribbean. Among these concerns is the issue...
  • Jeanette's Mother And Elsie
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    ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT ELSIE vs. MOTHER In a story of a young girl coming of age and finding her sexuality in a very religious community, it is key to have a female figure that plays a key role for the character. A mother should play the key role but what happens when this role is confused with a very spiritual role? Where will a young girl turn to when her life goes against the rules society has set for her? Jeanette has lived a sheltered life with no influence on her except for the chu...
  • Close Relationships Between Mothers And Daughters
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    Bond 2 Bonds Between Mother and Daughter Even before birth a mother and child share a special bond. This bond is like no other, for it is miracle to have a baby growing inside your body. The feelings that emerge with this miracle are too strong for words. After birth, the bond develops into a greater emotional and physical bond. The child will spend much of his or her time learning in the first years of life with the mother, who is usually the primary caregiver. Much of what the children learn f...
  • 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...
  • Relationship Between Rachel And Her Mother
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    A Jest of God We were strangers from the beginning tormented by our difference which did not exist. (Betsy W arland) An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a c...
  • Desire For The Mother
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    The connection of mothering with the sexuality can be found it to take a closer look on the sexual drives of both sexes, male and female. The point is that women and men are raised to need each other for the survival (for the means of reproduction of human species) and so seek intimacy with one another, which is the primary instinct to have children and therefore to transmit their genetic code. Still we are unable to fulfill each others needs because of the social organization of parenting (wome...
  • Transformation In Grace And Annies Relationship
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    An Analytical Essay on "The Horse Whisperer" Twice gone to hell and twice returned (449) is the phrase Nicholas Evans uses to describe Graces emotional journey in the final chapter of The Horse Whisperer. In fact, Graces development is an important theme throughout the novel. Pivotal to Graces development were the two times she went to hell after which a critical change can be seen in the girls outlook on life and her relationship with her mother. By breaking up the novel into three smaller sect...
  • Sexual Activity Between Father And Mother
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    Sex in Ragtime Throughout the novel, there are instances of both violent and more refined sexual references. While an obvious reason for these is the titillating effects of them, there are deeper, more relevant reasons for them. There are three main groups within which the sexual activity takes place: Father and Mother, Younger Brother and Evelyn Nesbit, and Harry Houdini and Harry K. Thaw. Some are more obvious and explicit than others, but they all have great purpose. The sexual activity betwe...
  • Meursault's Relationship With His Mother Attitude Towards Authority
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    Albert Camus The Stranger is about the life of a very complex character named Meursault. Meursault is a very stolid person who is not given to shows of emotions. He remains this way through most of the book, but towards the end, he starts to become more feeling. He is what would be considered an existentialist a person who relies on their own experience and reason, does not defy authority, and has no feelings. Meursault Metamorphosis from an unfeeling and uncaring person in part one, is evidence...
  • A Trifle From A Real Life Sonia And Aliosha
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    A Trifle from Real Life A Russian writer Anton Chekhov wrote the story A Trifle from Real Life in second part of 19th century. Story appears in St. Petersburg where two main characters Aliosha and Nikolai Ilitch Belayeff are having a conversation about Aliosha's relationship with his father. Through this conversation the writer is giving us a message about adult / child relationship. This story happened in capital of imperial Russia and has two main and three minor characters. Aliosha, who is on...
  • Relationship Between A Mother And Daughter
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    Love at Second Glance In theory, people make decisions about becoming involved, romantically or otherwise, with other people based upon a number of criteria with which they evaluate the qualities of the other person. In some situations an individual may consciously think about the criteria, or qualities, they are looking for in that individual and then evaluate if the person meets the criteria. In most cases however the person does not consciously think out this process, but simply "knows" if he...
  • Rich's Poem
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    Adrienne Rich's poetry is considered some of the most meaningful works in modern literature. All of her works are influenced by her political beliefs, social beliefs, and past experiences. Throughout her literary career, she has embraced feminism as one of the cornerstones of her work. Many of her works that take the feminist standpoint include "Living in Sin,"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers", and "A Woman Mourned by Daughters". From Feminism, to rape, to political statements, Rich covers a wide range of...
  • Thier Maternity And A Cloud
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    In this poem Plath is addressing her childern. she refers to the cry of her childern with a bold cry taking its place among the elements. This is a reference to her experience with her husband that she wants to establish a separate personality from her husband. In general these lines reveal many of thr mothers feelings for her child using symbolisms and comparisons. Childern symbolize purity and innocence. Thier purity represent a safe haven for the adult to resort to at times of confusion and d...

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