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  • Isabel And Lily's Desire For Independence
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    Henry James, book report Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth examine the societal constraints of their female protagonists, and the limited possibilities open to them in the midst of wealthy society. Isabel Archer and Lily Bart are victims of a rigid society in which the independent lifestyle they desire is only acceptable for women who are either 'unmarriageable' or exceedingly wealthy. Despite this commonality, the two characters differ greatly in terms ...
  • Contrast Between Sheep And Car
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    "What distinguishes the leaders from the followers" Unlike the traditional advertising statement, this car commercial asks a question of the audience, a classic strategy to involve the audience. Without the descriptions of the mechanic performances, the ad agent uses the catchy word to suggest the audience that he should keep "independent thinking" in order to be the leader instead of the follower. And then, you have no choice but to be the host of yourself and the owner of the car. Especially, ...
  • Nettie To Celie
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    The Color Purple By Alice Walker The Color Purple is a story that is told openly and sincerely by a black woman named Celie. Throughout the course of the story, we are shown Celie's struggle to find herself, love, confidence, independence, and the courage to fight and fend for herself. The novel is written in first person by Celie through letters that she wrote to both God and her sister Nettie, as well as letters written by Nettie to Celie. Through their letters, we become familiar with their e...
  • People Being On Their Own
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    Independence It is frightening to be alone and to have to fend for yourself and make your own choices. Sometimes though it is a good thing to think for yourself and to not let other people tell you what to do with your life. When you are independent you do what you really want to do and stop letting others influence your decisions. It may be harder to think for yourself, but it keeps your life your own. Being independent can be scary and challenging, but also helpful to your life. Independence i...
  • S Class
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    Jane Eyre Theme Analysis In the beginning of Jane Eyre, Jane struggles against Bessie, the nurse at Gateshead Hall, and says, I resisted all the way: a new thing for me " (Chapter 2). This sentence foreshadows what will be an important theme of the rest of the book, that of female independence or rebelliousness. Jane is here resisting her unfair punishment, but throughout the novel she expresses her opinions on the state of women. Tied to this theme is another of class and the resistance of the ...
  • Ben Franklin And Eliza Pinckney
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    America First Hand. Robert D. Marcus and David Burner. Beacon Press, 1987,223 pgs. The beginning of the colonial period was full of troubles. America First Hand, by Robert D. Marcus and David Burner is written in distinct detail about several accounts by American colonists that are written and relay what it was like in the colonies during the first couple decades. The accounts describe how teenagers, men, and women, all in their own way, questioned society, religion, and government in order to i...
  • Individual's Life
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    In A Vindication of the Rights of Women Mary Wollstonecraft wanted to point out the in differences women faced at that period in time. In the her work of literature she stated, "they are treated as a kind of subordinate beings, and not as part of the human species,' In this point in time women could never of gained their independence they were ruled by society itself. They had to adhere to certain standards as if it was a rule and if they broke it they were punished. Women were seen as inferiors...

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