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  • Black Man With A White Woman
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    New Historicism has developed from the 'New' Criticism's inclination to treat works of literature in a historical void, as if a poem or novel had no association to its historical context whatsoever. Political developments in the 1960's, especially a desire on the part of literature professors to figure out how understanding literature might help in understanding social problems, has led critics to the theory of New Historicism. The New Historicist stipulations include the fact that images and na...
  • Their Anger On Their Own Families
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    Misdirection of Anger 'Anger is better [than shame]. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality of presence. An awareness of worth. ' (50) This is how many of the blacks in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye felt. They faked love when they felt powerless to hate, and destroyed what love they did have with anger. The Bluest Eye shows the way that the blacks were compelled to place their anger on their own families and on their own blackness instead of on the white people who were the cause of thei...
  • Their Anger On Their Own Families
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    A Reality of Presence In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison shows that anger is healthy and that it is not something to be feared; those who are not able to get angry are the ones who suffer the most. She criticizes Cholly, Polly, Claudia, Soaphead Church, the Mobile Girls, and Pecola because these blacks in her story wrongly place their anger on themselves, their own race, their family, or even God, instead of being angry at those they should have been angry at: whites. Pecola Breedlove suffered the...
  • Orcas Distinctive White Spot Above The Eye
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    Killer whales are one of the most fascinating displays of ocean life. The killer whale has characteristics that are important to its survival in the ocean. It is interesting to know that killer whales have a plentiful diet. It is astounding to see how killer whales behave in the ocean. I plan to tell you about the killer whale, its characteristics, its diet, and its behavior in the ocean as well as the predation of the orca. Orcinus orca is the scientific name for the massive marine mammal. Orca...
  • My Travel Experiences
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    Describe travel or living experiences in other countries? I have had the good fortune to travel to many countries around the world. I have gone to India, Russia, Australia, all around Europe twice, Indonesia, china, Japan, South Africa, and many more amazing countries. Because of my travel experiences I have been able to learn and speak six languages fluently, and adapt to many different living experiences. I have roamed the jungles of India, and slept with the animals in Africa. I have swum wit...
  • Essay Taylor
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    There is an overwhelming societal urge to conform. Societal isolation is dread by members of all ages, races, and personalities. This point is examined in the essay "Pretty Like A White Boy" by Drew Hayden Taylor, an aboriginal man who struggles to find his place in society. The question that must be then asked is, "Is this a desirable trait for future generations to possess?" Should today's youth be taught to attempt to conform at all costs, even that of their personal heritage and values? Tayl...
  • Question Of The Mona Lisa
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    Angelina Ward Grimke's "A Mona Lisa"– A Kleinian Angelina Ward Grimke's "A Mona Lisa"– A Kleinian Reading, By Joe Aimone Joseph Aimone The following reading, while it will begin in territories of inquiry that may be common ground for many readers, also adventure into dark corners of psychoanalytic thought associated with Melanie Klein and the "object relations" school of such thought, which may be very foreign, and highly counterintuitive to many readers, even those well schooled in ...
  • Morisson's Novel The Bluest Eye
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    Toni Morisson's novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930's. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father C holly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel's focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much too dark, and the darkness of h...

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