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Story on "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

1201 words - 5 pages A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" is a story about a girl that struggles against society's ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940's. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl's father was a fox farmer. He was a hard working, quiet man and the girl really respected him. Every winter the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts. The girl loved this time and found it seasonal, although her mother despised it. In the beginning the girl is about nine years old. She had a younger VIEW DOCUMENT
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Lena Lingard's change throughout the book "my Antonia" by Willa Cather

553 words - 2 pages Lena Lingard's changeIn the first half of the book Lena evolves slowly but surely as she moves from the country to the little town of black hawk, her progress is shown with the other working girls, yet it's more concentrated on by the author, I believe, to show the importance of this character to the story. Yet in the second half of the book Lena evolver into a business woman, hardly distinguishable from any other person in her city, San Francisco, this change is much more abrupt and also much more anticipated than her previous change. All in all Lena made her way from a socially misfit farm girl to a socially embraced businesswoman, but this change didn't happen overnight she, as the book VIEW DOCUMENT
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A book report on "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

543 words - 2 pages Of Mice and Men a novel by John Steinbeck is an interesting book about an unlikely pair and how they got a farm of their own. George who is short and straight to the point. Lennie who is a man of tremendous size yet has the mind of a young child. They meet a lot of nice people and one nasty one when they go to work at a farm to raise enough money to get to where they wanted to go. This is an interesting book by John Steinbeck.George is a person that doesn't like to get into any trouble. Lennie and him are trying to make a stake so that they can one day own a little farm of their own. He takes care of Lennie because he told Lennie's aunt that he would. George use to make fun of Lennie VIEW DOCUMENT
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Greenleaf by Flannery O'Connor Essay

735 words - 3 pages sold insurance, not just any insurance but he sold insurance that only Negroes bought. He was known as the “policy man” by the black community. His mother was very disgruntled by this fact, knowing this he would loudly shout to company that he was the “best negroe-insurance salesman in the country”. Neither of the boys were married, but Scofield would tease Mrs. May by saying that when she died he would get married to a nice fat girl like Mrs. Greenleaf that would take over the farm. So upon hearing this, Mrs. May changed her will so that if the boys married they cold not leave the farm to their wives. Now Mrs. Greenleaf was a fat, dirty woman who did not take care of care of her VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Cure For Death By Lightning

915 words - 4 pages The Cure for Death by Lightning Gail Anderson-Dargatz " Brilliant"¦ A wonderful and challenging, truly bewitching novel." Edmonton Journal Gail Anderson-Dargatz, a superb Canadian writer, wrote the Cure for Death by Lightning. The setting of the novel takes place in British Columbia during World War two.Each character displayed a unique identity, which were interesting and believable. Particularly, Mrs. Weeks who was the mother of the main character Beth. At the beginning of the novel I felt that Mrs. Weeks was a bit strange, but was also a strong independent lady. The conversations she held with her dead mother were amusing, while her discipline and devotion to the farm taught VIEW DOCUMENT
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Discrimination and Racism in Country Lovers and The Welcome Table

1804 words - 7 pages a black girl and a white boy on a South Africa farm. This story takes place during the time South Africa was dealing with racial segregation and is filled with irony and a theme that is clear from the start and that is deeper than racism, but the love between the two of opposite race. Thebedi and Paulus have grown up playing together is childhood. He is the son of the farm owner and she was the daughter of a farm worker for the farm. As they grew older, Paulus went off to boarding school and Thebedi would eventually drop out of school and help on the farm. It was known that “once the white children go away to school they soon don’t play together anymore.” (Clugston, 2010). When VIEW DOCUMENT
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My First Venture into Business Essay

796 words - 3 pages Two years ago, my family passed a small farm while driving through the rural hills of Teipe, not far from Beijing. Enticed by a small handmade sign, we stopped to buy strawberries. As we were leaving, a little girl of nine or ten dashed towards me. “Jiejie (sister)" she gasped. "Would you like to buy this straw hat? It’s only three Yuan (US$0.40).” Looking at the hand-made straw hats and bags on the shoulders of this tiny girl, I was amazed by the delicate patterns and beautiful designs. I bought them all. Sensing our discomfort in the July heat, the little girl invited us into the house for some ice tea. We sat around the kitchen table, surrounded by bundles of straw and piles of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Character Analysis of Sylvia from "A White Heron"

925 words - 4 pages Topic: Analyze the little girl's characteristics.A White Heron is one of Jewett's most well-known short stories. It is a beautiful story of the battles within a little girl in her formative years in life. The author, Sarah Orne Jewett, paints a vivid and descriptive image of the young heroine and her surroundings in the story. Sylvia, a nine-year-old girl, once isolated in the city found fulfillment in a farm surrounded by nature. Too those less unfortunate money charm and other attractions can be intoxicated, Sylvia did not bite. True to her innate convictions, Sylvia faces a challenge with maturity and sensibility that is surprising for a child so young. This paper will illustrate the VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams and Desire Under the Elms, by Eugene O'Neill

853 words - 3 pages The Glass Menagerie is a fascinating play. In the Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, the story revolves around a girl name Laura Wingfield; her brother Tom and mother Amanda are secular characters who ignite Laura to solve her personal issues. In the Wingfield family, Tom and Amanda are very supportive and optimistic in concerns to Laura’s disability. As a single mother, Amanda’s one true pursuit American dream is getting gentlemen callers for Laura, which assents her to be married to a happy and satisfying life. Although the lives of the Wingfields may seem conclusive, encouraging and yet minor in pessimistic, Wingfields are nothing compared to the Cabot family of Eugene O’Neill’s VIEW DOCUMENT
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"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

1363 words - 5 pages previous stories, her characters are searching for someone to fulfill a need or repair the farm. For example in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" the grandmother is looking for a good man to save the life of her family and herself, but instead gets "the misfit" who is disguised as a good man. The grandmother really wants the "misfit" to be a good man but instinctively he is a killer. In "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" Shiftlet comes to the farm of the Crater's and appears innocent, but then he acts as a violent intruder in which he takes the family's money, and car, and leaves the innocent girl at a diner. In "Good Country People" Manly Pointer acts as a Bible sells man who earns the trust of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Life of robert burns

933 words - 4 pages long time. They lived in poverty until 1766 when William rented a farm. The farm was a failure and they just got even worse. Robert got very little education because he spent most of his time working on the farm with his family. When he had the time he would read as much as he could. His father and one of their neighbors scraped together some money to hire a tutor for Robert and his younger brother Gilbert. The tutor taught them history, math, and literature. The first song Robert ever wrote was "Handsome Nell" for Nellie Kilpatrick. Nellie was a young girl that Robert had met when he went to school for a little while in a nearby town. After he wrote "Handsome Nell" he realized he had an VIEW DOCUMENT
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Biography of Booker T Washington

926 words - 4 pages Biography of Booker T Washington Booker T. Washington, born on April fifth, 1856, was born into slavery on the Burroughs’ tobacco farm. His mother was a cook, and his father was a white man from a nearby farm. Despite the small size of the farm Washington always referred to it as a plantation, and his life was not much different from any other slave on the larger plantations. “The early years of my life, which were spent in the little cabin, were not very different from those of other slaves” (Awakening). As a child he was able to go to school but not in the traditional sense, since at the time it was illegal to educate a slave, he went to school carrying the books of the slave VIEW DOCUMENT
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One's Voice and Silence in "Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston

750 words - 3 pages trying to help other silent girls speak their minds and fight for what is just.Cesar Chavez, similarly, can be considered a "woman warrior," for he, through words, fights for what he believes in. He fought a long, hard battle for farm worker's rights, staging several fasts and marches which caught the worlds attention. If he wouldn't have stood up and confronted his enemies, he would have accomplished nothing, much like the silent girl. Farm laborers would still be toiling in the fields for hours, only earning pennies a day. However, it is because of Cesar Chavez, Maxine Kingston, Brave Orchid, Fa Mu Lan, Ts'ai Yen, and countless others who found a voice and spoke their minds that the world is now a better place. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Social Mobility

1010 words - 4 pages As a child I remember hearing stories about a lost family fortune from my father’s side of the family. I never put a lot of stock into those stories, but evidently they were true. My father’s side was comprised of farmers for many generations. The Owens family owned thousands of acres of land in Kentucky, on which they farmed tobacco and raised horses and cattle. My father, Leland, blames his grandfather’s generation for whittling away the family’s money. Even with the loss of prestige of owning such an abundance of land, the family continued to farm. I suppose it is all they knew. They became good, working class farmers and small business owners, working on their modest-sized farms. But VIEW DOCUMENT
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Accepting Gender Role within common society: "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

1040 words - 4 pages transformation because of the pressure that society exerts upon its individuals and undeniable inner human instincts.Beforehand, this girl believed that she could simply assist her father with the type of work he did on the fox farm. She would much rather help her father, as opposed to her mother, because she enjoyed the work her father did. "[She] hated the hot dark kitchen … the green blinds and the flypapers, the same old oilcloth table and the wavy mirror and the bumpy linoleum." She often "helped [her] father when he cut the long grass … her father cut with the scythe and [she] raked into piles … [she] worked willingly under his eyes, and with a feeling of pride." Her initial VIEW DOCUMENT
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An Analysis of The Industrial Revolution

1502 words - 6 pages the advancements of the British. The advancements were then spread to the United States, and I learned how the machines became more intricate. I was given information on the spread of the Industrial Revolution. (Secondary Source) Brown, Sally. "Excerpts from Sally Brown’s Diary." Old Sturbridge Village. Old Sturbridge Inc., 4 June 1883. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. The diary excerpts gave me a viewpoint on the differences between working in a factory and working on a farm. The life of a farmer is much different that that of a factory worker. I found information on what it was that people did when they were working on a farm and living at home. (Primary Source) Lucy Ann. "An Independent Mill Girl, Letter." Letter to Cousin Charlotte. 29 June 1851. Old Sturbridge Village. Old Sturbridge Inc., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. This letter was a helpful source that informed me of the work that was going on at a factory. I also learned what it was like to live at a mill in a boarding house and work long hours. (Primary Source) VIEW DOCUMENT
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War Horse

477 words - 2 pages orphaned French girl named Emilie found the two horses and took care of them. But the Germans who ransacked the farm for food found the two horses and took them away. By 1918, Albert finally enlisted with the British, and miraculously survived a gas explosion. Topthorn died from exhaustion while Joey survived years of military service, and was even called a "miraculous horse" when he successfully survived a battle, ran into no-man's land with tangled barbed wire, and freed from it by a British soldier. Joey was reunited with Albert in the British medical camp when the latter even with his eyes blindfolded able to identify Joey's markings. Albert regained his eyesight on the same day and hour VIEW DOCUMENT
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Critical Analysis of White Heron

2071 words - 8 pages Critical Analysis of White Heron The White Heron is a spiritual story portraying great refinement and concerns with higher things in life. A 9 year old girl once isolated in the city found fulfillment in a farm surrounded by nature. Too those less unfortunate, money charm and other attractions can be intoxicated; Sylvia did not bite. She could have helped her situation and found a way to wealth but in the end she realized that it wouldn’t help her to be the person she wanted to be. This paper will illustrate a critical analysis of the story of White Heron and focus on the relationship between the literary elements of the story, plot, characterization, style, symbolism and women’s VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Braving the Fire by John B. Severance

1251 words - 5 pages Analysis of Braving the Fire by John B. Severance I read the book Braving the Fire. It takes place in the year 1863. The book is about a 15 year old boy from Maryland named Jem Bridwell. He lives on a farm with his father, grandfather, and their slaves. Because Maryland was a “border state” during the civil war, it was not considered part of the Confederacy, although most of the people living in Maryland at the time were for the Confederates. Jem’s father, Tom Bridwell, on the other hand had joined the Union Army because he believed in freeing the slaves and keeping the Union. James Bridwell, Jem’s grandfather, was completely against Tom’s being in the Union Army and the Union itself VIEW DOCUMENT
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Poverty in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

689 words - 3 pages Poverty in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome Poverty is defined as deficiency, or inadequacy. It can be used to represent more than just the lack of money. Poverty is constant throughout the novel, Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton. Poverty is evident in almost every area of Ethan's life. First of all, obviously, Ethan lacked money. His farm squeezed out just enough money to keep him and his household going. On page 133, Ethan is thinking of selling his property, but then he remembers its condition... "Farm and mill were mortgaged to the limit of their value, and even if she found a purchaser- in itself an unlikely chance- it was doubtful if she could clear a thousand dollars on the VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy

1654 words - 7 pages , / And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!” — / “My dear a raw country girl, such as you be, / Cannot quite expect that . You ain’t ruined,”…” She wishes that she had all those nice things but Amelia tries to talk her out of it. The thing that baffles me is that she says that she cannot be like her. Why not? You have this extravagant lifestyle, why can she not be “ruined?” I see Amelia as a hypocrite because she has all those nice things, but her friend from back in the day cannot. Guz captures her as a blameless girl by saying, “…the farm maid innocently wishes that she, too, could dress as 'Melia does and idly stroll the streets” (Guz). Yes, she may want to protect her old friend VIEW DOCUMENT
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

1201 words - 5 pages because they think they can.Foreshadowing is a kind of premonition of things to come later in the book from clues in the beginning. When Steinbeck used foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men it was very direct. The situation in Weed that involved a girl, and Curley's wife just happened to be the only girl on the ranch. The author wrote, " Lennie watched her, fascinated; but Candy and Crooks were scowling down away from her eyes."(p76). From then on there is a sense of insecurity between the two. Later on, there was an indication that she was going to be killed by Lennie, because he started by killing the mouse and the puppy, which lead to bigger deaths such as Curley's wife. When Curly's dog was VIEW DOCUMENT
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Comparing Of Mice and Men and John Steinbeck's Life

852 words - 3 pages of their ever realizing their dream seems remote, but as the plot unfolds (they meet a crippled bunkhouse worker who wants to go in with them on the scheme, and who offers offer to chip in his life savings), the probability of fulfillment rises. If the three pool their salaries at the end of the current month, they can quit and move into their farm. Lennie manages to avoid disaster for exactly three days. He gets involved with the flirtatious wife of Curley, the boss' violent son. Through a series of unfortunate events, he becomes frightened and inadvertently kills the girl. Curley organizes a group to apprehend Lennie. George gets to Lennie first and out of sympathy for his companion VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Men of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

984 words - 4 pages up for herself and said, "Talkin' 'bout me lookin' old!  When you pull down yo' britches, you look lak de change uh life" (79).  Joe's response to this statement was that of great embarrassment and shame.  Tea Cake was always complimenting Janie on her youthful ways.  "You'se uh lil girl baby all de time.  God made it so you spent yo' ole age first wid somebody else, and saved up yo' young girl days to spend wid me"(181).  He never made Janie feel uncomfortable about who she was.   Logan loved Janie for the help she could do on his farm.  Joe loved Janie for her beautiful face because he used it to help himself become mayor.  Tea Cake loved Janie for who she was as a woman.  All three VIEW DOCUMENT
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Comparing the Characters of George and Lennie in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

594 words - 2 pages begins stroking her hair. This was frightening and hurtful to Curley’s wife and she began to holler. In the excitement of the time Lennie killed Curley’s wife. Lennie with a man’s strength and the brain of a mouse killed Curley’s wife a woman with the figure that men adored and the character of a wayward girl who was married to Curley with the boxing skills of a man and the character of a mouse. This is the situation that George with the brain of a man and the character of a mouse found in the barn on the farm that they were working on. George knowing what Curley would do took Lennie and ran away from the area. George the man the brains and Lennie with all of his strength did not know how VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Critical Appreciation of the poem "To Autumn" by John Keats

632 words - 3 pages personification. 'Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind...' meaning to blow away the outer parts of grain. Grain is personified. It seems that autumn is being described as a farm girl in stanza 2. 'Thee sitting careless' and 'thy hair soft-lifted' '...Sound asleep' makes it seem like he is describing autumn as a farm girl. He describes how the grain is harvested ' or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep' showing that trenches are dug by plowing and then the seeds are put inside. Keats uses alliteration in the second stanza to emphasize the message 'winnowing wind.' It gives a cool, chilly effect and gives us more information of autumn's atmosphere and surroundings.Stanza three describes the ending VIEW DOCUMENT
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Am I Blue by Beth Henley

842 words - 3 pages found.Ashbe, a blatantly outspoken and unconventional sixteen year old is a girl of nonstop chitchat. She, in her jeweled cat-eye glasses, feels free to express her opinion concerning whatever subject arises. Ashbe attends high school and to her, having the right friends means acceptance in today’s world. However, she is alienated and considered an outcast worthy of being teased and ridiculed by the very group by which she wishes to be accepted. Comparatively, John Polk is a shy and level headed seventeen year-old who attends college as a freshman where he is also in a fraternity with his brother. Like Ashbe’s desire for acceptance, John wants to be acknowledged by his fraternity VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Hero Journey in Princess Bride

1290 words - 5 pages girl named Buttercup. The farm is filled with animals, and orders from Buttercup. The only wodds Westley says is “As you wish” (Princess Bride). Westley shows that he loves Buttercup but does not want to live on the farm anymore so that he can get a better life for the both of them. When Buttercup realizes she truly loves Westley, and wants to spend the rest of her life with him. Buttercup would tell Westley to do things just so he could say the magic words. “ Farm boy fetch me that pitcher” ( Princess Bride). This shows that Butercup loved Westley even though she did not show it, and this would send him on his adventure. Tom Hutchsion expressed in his article that “ There is a call to a new VIEW DOCUMENT
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Foot Binding

1390 words - 6 pages each foot in a figure eight pattern. In addition, the mother of the girl would have already made a pair of slippers as small as an inch and a half long for her little girl to wear to keep her feet from getting any bigger; that is if their child was still in her early ages. Although the shoe was made too small for the owner, the shoe sized varied depending on the age of the girl. Most girls who went through this began young, but some girls were not able to until they were twelve or thirteen. This is because their families were poor and needed them to work on the farm to help make money.There were many kinds of materials as well as patterns to use on the slippers, and it all depended on how VIEW DOCUMENT
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The White Heron

867 words - 3 pages Sylvia's Threat In A White Heron, Sylvia is threatened by the young ornithologist/hunter. Sylvia is a young girl who lives on a farm and loves nature. Her way of life is through nature and the hunter is threatening her life on the farm. Sylvia's main job at the age of nine is to herd the cow back to the farmhouse. In the first few paragraphs about this task, the reader is shown how Sylvia admires the beauty of nature. Sylvia is so in tune with nature and examined everything she came upon. While at the brook she soothed her feet in the cool water as she listened to all the animals still awake in the forest. Since she was not usually in the forest so late, the first time she VIEW DOCUMENT
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Response Journal for "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

1257 words - 5 pages Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" tries to view a young girl's rite of passage into womanhood, through a limited feminist perspective. The narrator battles with conformity on a 1940's Canadian Fox Farm. As this time period was still centred on male dominance, her desire to become a powerful woman wastes away when she finally submits to the rules that society has imposed on her.The story is written in first person narration and is seen through the eyes of a young and free-spirited girl. The themes of this story are self-discovery, stereotypes, and rebellion. To portray these themes, literary devices such as allusion, similes and situational irony were used. Allusion is present in the line "his VIEW DOCUMENT
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Differences Between Flora and Mother

2192 words - 9 pages There is an infinite number of personalities and the best art works portray them vividly and truthfully. Some people are practical, while others are more abstract. In the comedic novels about family life, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932) and Chicken Every Sunday: My Life with Mother's Boarders by Rosemary Taylor (1943), the practical characters are in the forefront. While representing different life phases due to their age difference, Gibbons's main character Flora Poste is quite similar in her life views and actions to Taylor's Mother. The central theme is the conflict between notions of practicality and romance, reflected by the actions of the heroines, which happen to be VIEW DOCUMENT
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls

1094 words - 4 pages In Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” our narrator is a young farm girl on the verge of puberty who is learning what it means to be a “girl.” The story shows the differing gender roles of boys and girls – specifically that women are the weaker, more emotional sex – by showing how the adults of the story expect the children to grow into their respective roles as a girl and a boy, and how the children grow up and ultimately begin to fulfill these roles, making the transition from being “children” to being “young adults.” The adults in the story expect the children to grow into the gender role that their sex has assigned to them. This is seen in several places throughout the story VIEW DOCUMENT
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The First Chapter of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

1421 words - 6 pages of the title 'Of Mice and Men' was derived from a poem called 'To a Mouse' by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Burn's poem proposes that grief and pain, instead of elation, affect all creatures in the natural world, not just humanity. At the core of the poem is the notion that we are free to make our plans and lay our schemes, but far less free or probable to accomplish them. This concept is clearly illustrated through 'Of Mice and Men'; George and Lennie's best-laid scheme for a little farm does go wrong, and leaves misery and sorrow where there should have been happiness. I also feel that Jean-Paul Sartre, a well known writer and philosopher also VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Role of Ethnicity in Literature

914 words - 4 pages religion had nothing to do with the story, every news station brought up the fact that many of the men were Hasidic Jews. In reality, anyone could have sold organs on the black market. However, the fact that they were Jewish seemed to play a vital role in the story for many people. Although it isn’t fair to bring up religion or nationality when the topic at hand is regarding something completely different such as illegal activity or a fatherless baby, human nature seems to prey upon it. That is, regardless of what people see, they can always find something to dislike in a foreigner solely because their idea of a model citizen is different than their own. When Tony works hard on a farm to help her family, people see her as a ‘man-like woman’. When she plays the part of a girl, people see her as unhelpful. Though she finally ends with an affectionate and happy family, her memories that she shares with Jim all show that the society she lives in has much different morals and values than her own heritage. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Summary Of Chapters And Themes In Of Mice And Men

2740 words - 11 pages back to the bunkhouse and sat down to play a game of cards while the men outside played horseshoes. George told Slim about the incident in Weed. Lennie had met this girl that was wearing a pretty red dress. He also had a problem where he has to touch things that he likes, so he innocently grabbed the dress. The girl started screaming because she got scared which scared Lennie. He held on tighter because he did not know what to do. The girl accused Lennie of rape and the two men had to hide until nightfall and then leave town.Lennie entered the bunkhouse hiding his new puppy underneath his coat and George promptly sent him to put it back. Candy and his old dog joined George and Slim and soon VIEW DOCUMENT
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Loneliness in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

2099 words - 8 pages but since George and Lennie had each other that they would not be lonely. George also tells him that as soon as they can save enough money they will buy this farm. At the farm they will grow their own food and raise livestock. Lennie would be the rabbit tenet so he can pet them because Lennie loves to pet soft things. George also has dream or maybe it is more of a desire that his life would be much better if he did not have to take care of Lennie."I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn't have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl. (Steinbeck 6)" This thought of desire runs through George mind throughout the story. George and Lennie never gets to see this farm VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Fires of Jubilee : Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

835 words - 3 pages to the emphasis on free will and salvation. The impact of religious institutions on slavery gave whites second opinions on slavery. Methodists, Quakers and anti-slavery Baptist made it their duty to see that their voices were heard.      Stephen B. Oats, the author, recalls the unlawful accounts of Nat's mother, Nancy, while being forced into slavery. Being just a teenage girl, she was abducted in North's Nile River Country by slave raiders. She was then marched hundreds of miles to the coast and sold to the Europeans. She endured the "middle passage" which was the dreaded voyage of being in a crammed small area with many other chained Africans. The results of this torment included VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Hardships Faced by Jackie Lee

904 words - 4 pages Jacky Lee was a farmer who was born in Beijing, China in 1960. He was the eldest son in the family containing two younger brothers and old parents. They lived in a little house besides their farm that was in the outskirts of Beijing, a populated city consisting of many peasant farmers at that time. His family had to work very hard on their farm to earn a living and feed themselves. At the age of twenty, in the year 1980, he got married to a local girl and two years later, his twin sons were born. Life became really hard for Jacky who now had extra mouths to feed in his family. China being a poor country at that time was not much cultivated and floods and droughts brought more trouble to VIEW DOCUMENT
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Man-thinking Essay

978 words - 4 pages Man-Thinking Project Many things are banned in society. Society bans things that help people, like in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 people are banned from reading books that help them think and open up their imaginations. In Orwell's Animal Farm Jones bans the animals from being free. In Rand's Anthem freedom to be what you want to be is banned. Sometimes society does not ban something sometimes a person is banned from moving like in Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun. When things are banned in society, the individual can not use their intellect to the fullest because they are not allowed to think for themselves.In George Orwell's Animal Farm, there is no Orwell figure, a character that experiences VIEW DOCUMENT
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Does Society Accepts Every Type of Genders and Sexualities?

1119 words - 4 pages affected by who one grows up with, how one interacts with society, and one’s DNA. Many characters in Crown of Dust, by Mary Volmer, face these issues. Back in the 19th and 20th century, many fam1 v ilies were much larger than they were today (Achievments). Many families usually consisted of five to ten kids. Parents did this to have more help in the kitchen or on the farm. Others saw kids as a work force, and a easy way to make more money by sending them to work each day. Although, in present day it is much less common to see a family of ten kids, it is not impossible. What is common today is to have three to four kids, and sometimes, there can be three boys and one younger sister. As the girl VIEW DOCUMENT
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Childhood Influences

1005 words - 4 pages My mother always felt we were never really safe in the city. Long before I was born, my parents wrestled with the decision about where they would live. My mother, a true midwestern farm girl, desperately hoped that my dad could find a surgical residency in a rural area. Unfortunately, the only rotation in his specialty was in Los Angeles, where my mom reluctantly moved. Rumors persist that her kicking and screaming could be heard for miles.While I enjoyed the benefits of growing up in the land of beaches, Hollywood and perpetual sunshine, my mom always wanted more for me. She worried that my cultural background was limited and she wanted me to appreciate my rural heritage. She decided when VIEW DOCUMENT
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Pursuing the American Dream in My Antonia by Willa Cather

832 words - 3 pages Pursuing the American Dream in My Antonia by Willa Cather In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want. For some, the American Dream sounds so enticing that they have traveled across the world to achieve their goal. They work hard to fit in and succeed, but, as in the case of Mr. Shimerda, are not always successful. One girl who was chasing the American Dream was Lena Lingard, a small farm girl from a poverty-stricken family. Lena had one thing on her mind: money. To her the American VIEW DOCUMENT
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585 words - 2 pages now. Zeena suspects this secret love and always has. With the dreaded, unexpected early return of Zeena from the doctor, a terrible suprise is about to creep into the ears of Ethan Frome. Zeena has 'complications', but that is nothing compred to what she tells Ethan. Zeena is literally disposing of Mattie and replacing her with a new hired girl. Ethan is furious. he cannot believe what is happening. His love, his only love is slipping away from him and he believes he cannot save her. Ethan is highly contemplating leaving Zeena, and running away with Mattie. He believes in that leaving Zeena, she could sell the farm for good money and be happy. He and Mattie will will go west or VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly

577 words - 2 pages because Clark says that there are just some things that a mother has to teach there daughter that a man can’t. Missie is a girl of five with loads of energy, who acts like a tom girl; she loves the outside and the farm animals. Missie has a hard time accepting Marty as her new mother, because Missie misses her mother who died a few years ago. Therefore Marty and Missie have a very difficult relationship and can’t accept each other for who they are. Marty struggles against the fact that her husband has died and she is now married to another man very quickly, who she really only married because Clark and Marty figured they would good for each other because Missie needed a mother and Marty needed VIEW DOCUMENT
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s Boys and Girls

1474 words - 6 pages tomboy girl to becoming a woman. The protagonist is sceptical about becoming a young woman; she would much rather work at the farm with her father. When he would ask her to complete a task, it would get done well because she would do anything for him. “Nevertheless I worked willingly under his eyes, and with a feeling of pride.” (774) Set side by side with her mother, the narrator would hate working in the house. Therefore, when it came to her mother, the girl thought that she was plotting against her; all to keep her away from working with her father. “She was plotting now to get me to stay in the house more, although she knew I hated it (because she knew I hated it) and keep me from working VIEW DOCUMENT
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George Orwell's 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days

2740 words - 11 pages suicide: “Flory pulled the trigger with his thumb” (281). However honorable and forgiving Flory’s heart, and his friendship with Dr. Veraswami, who kind nature defies the prejudice against the natives as less than human, that image, his birthmark, was more a deciding factor to Elizabeth, more a heartless, childish young girl than a lovely young lady. The element of totalitarianism pervades Orwell’s Animal Farm. The simplicity of the setting transforms this cautionary tale into a parable of sorts; from the outset, the animals on Manor Farm represent the common folk of a nation, the constituents of a country. Their leader, the farmer Jones, is regarded by them as a tyrant. The VIEW DOCUMENT
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586 words - 2 pages "The Most Important Day of my Life" The most important day of my life is when we moved to Hiram from Monroe Falls. We moved in our new house that we built nine years ago. We got all our stuff unpacked three days before Christmas Day. In like three more weeks after we moved in I started school when I was in kindergarten. I had no friends when I first moved. Right after I moved in there was another house that moved in right next to us. They had the same design of our house. In about fifth grade my mom wanted to get a horse because she always wanted one ever since she was a little girl. We got a quarter horse. I didn't like it when we got it because I was really never in to them that VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Song of the Lark

1100 words - 4 pages The French 1884 oil on canvas painting The Song of the Lark by Jules-Adolphe Breton draws grasps a viewer’s attention. It draws an observer in by its intense but subtle subject matter and by the luminous sun in the background. Without the incandescent sun and the thoughtful look of the young woman, it would just be a bland earth-toned farm landscape. However, Breton understood what to add to his painting in order to give it drama that would instantly grab an onlooker’s interest. The focus of the painting is a young woman, most likely in her late teens or early twenties. She works in the fields with her farming tool in hand and a bandana keeping her hair back. One can VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Very First Day of School (1945)

969 words - 4 pages them to drive his crops to market, and the sheriff needed my uncle's vote. It was a good quid pro quo situation. The sheriff looked the other way when residents committed minor infractions, and they looked the other way when the sheriff did the same. In other instances, residents who were sentenced to do jail time for major crimes sometimes did their hard time on the sheriff’s farm. He had the most productive farm and the emptiest jail in the state. Standing there with Mother in that schoolroom that morning, it began to dawn on me that if Mother could argue this large lady down, then she was, indeed, going to leave me there. That is when I started crying, because I knew no one would win an VIEW DOCUMENT