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Lena Lingard's change throughout the book "my Antonia" by Willa Cather

553 words - 2 pages /Farm" title="Farm">farm girl to a socially embraced businesswoman, but this change didn't happen overnight she, as the book progressed, evolved, not just physically but mentally as well.Lena's physical changes were always first to be seen, everything else was always talked about afterwards. Expressed here, in book two chapter four, "...and there she was brushed and smoothed and dressed like a town girl, smiling at us with perfect composure." Jim cannot believe the change that has taken place in such a short period of time. The move from country to city has changed, at the very least, Lena's outside appearance; she's in a new dress which shows her evolution, this setting change VIEW DOCUMENT
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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 VIEW DOCUMENT
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A book report on "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.

543 words - 2 pages what the dress was like. When the girl screamed Lennie got sacred and wouldn't let go until George slapped him a couple times. The girl went and told the cops that he raped her so him and George had to leave town. Lennie isn't a very mean guy; in fact he is very gentle in nature. He likes to pet animals like dogs or rabbits. His Favorite animal is the rabbit. When George and him make the stake to buy the farm he is going to buy some rabbits and raise them.They go to work at another farm in order to make the stake. They meet new people while they are there. Most of the farmers are real nice guys except Curley the bosses' son. Curley is about the size of George and likes to pick on the 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 . 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 me the importance of responsibility. However, when she turned her back on her child it disappointed me. Mrs. Weeks was aware her husband was sexually abusing her daughter and she did nothing. When the story had revealed that she was a product of incest, I couldn't understand why she wouldn't try to protect her daughter from what she had endured for so many years.The setting took place in 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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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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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 VIEW DOCUMENT
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Character Analysis of Sylvia from "A White Heron"

925 words - 4 pages -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 characteristics of Sylvia. Important aspects of the story include the character of Sylvia herself.Sylvia changes from a shy little girl into a young adult during the course of the story. Sylvia is not only a meek little girl, but also is rather shy girl. I think that living in the rural lifestyle is one of the causes of Sylvia's characters VIEW DOCUMENT
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"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

1363 words - 5 pages 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 Hulga. He intrudes into the life of Hulga and takes what she has based her life around, the fake leg. In contrast, Mr. Guizac comes to the farm and to the rescue of Mrs. McIntyre and is thought to be a bad man by many, yet he is a good man that was not very hard to find. No one seems to know who has actually stumbled upon them as they seem to skip right over him. Mrs. McIntyre had been looking for someone to run the farm since the Judge had died, and now 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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Life of robert burns

933 words - 4 pages 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 ability to write well and tried again sometime later. The first poem that he wrote was "O Once I Loved" in 1794. After that there was no stopping his writing. In 1777 the families financial situation got a little better after they moved to a different farm. By this time Robert was able to read and write even better. Then, in 1781 Robert moved to Irvine to start a business but it was a colossal failure 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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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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One's Voice and Silence in "Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston

750 words - 3 pages 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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Accepting Gender Role within common society: "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

1040 words - 4 pages describes how one girl's unique individual perspective of not conforming within society undergoes a 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 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 . Get to your feet."(p62). In this quote Curly actions and movements make him seem just like a terrier.One could just imagine him taking small steps over Lennie just like a dog. His explosive anger is just like a terrier also. He didn't care how big Lennie was he was still going to fight him despite his size. This is the same with dogs. They will try to fight a bigger animal just 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 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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Comparison and contrast of Ashbe and John Polk in " Am I Blue," by Beth Henley

954 words - 4 pages college as a freshman and is also ina fraternity with his brother. Ashbe however, is a very outspoken, eccentric sixteen year old girl.She a girl with horn rimmed glasses, and non-stop chitchat. She attends high school, and to Ashbe, having the right friends means acceptance in today's world; However, she is considered an outcast worthy only of being teased and ridiculed by the very group by which she wants to be accepted. In comparison, John wants to be accepted by his fraternity brothers, however John doesnot want to experience rejection for thinking or acting against the crowd, and admits to Ashbethat it was his brother that convinced him into joining the fraternity. In contrast, Ashbe 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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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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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 VIEW DOCUMENT
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Foot Binding

1390 words - 6 pages bind anything else. They used a long cotton strip of white cloth that was tied tightly around 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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Is Utopia possible in this world (text analysis)

2867 words - 11 pages are many factors influencing the possible existence of Utopia. Many cases in history and stories portrayed in fictional resources show that there are many major barriers standing in the way of Utopia being achieved. An in-depth study of four sources relating to the topic of utopia reveals that Utopia is not likely to be possible in many situations. The novel "Animal Farm", the film "Spiderman", the website "Is Utopia Possible" and 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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585 words - 2 pages 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 even Florida. Responsibility overides this idea. Ethan is a good man. His conscious will not let him leave Zeena. He thinks of his mother and how Zeena had taken care of her. He has a repsonsibility to Zeena and cannot leave her. But he cannot live without Mattie. This 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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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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Importance Of Life

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 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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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
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Female Agency and Marginalization in My Ántonia

2480 words - 10 pages hardships, she continues to utilize her agency despite now being a single parent. Unlike Lena who was motivated by her marginalization to leave Black Hawk, Ántonia actually moves back to the town and farm to raise her child there. She ends up doing the same farm work she always did, except she again makes the best of the situation by making her own choices within her circumstances. For example, when Jim goes back to visit Black Hawk and he’s looking at the photographer’s portraits on the wall and sees one of Ántonia’s baby displayed in an expensive frame on the wall and says “another girl would have kept her baby out of sight, but Tony, of course, must have its picture on exhibition at the town VIEW DOCUMENT
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

1692 words - 7 pages hard to attain the money needed to acquire the farm they dream of. They endure much hardship including moving from one ranch to another in search of employment. The line, “Keep your head above water” also relates to this situation (8). In a nutshell, this statement basically means to avoid succumbing to difficulties, whatever they may be. Persevering through any difficult situation will allow anyone to carry through with their plans for the future. The townspeople of Weed, the farm in which they worked before, chase both men out when Lennie, for his love of soft things, stroked the fabric on a girls dress and does not let go. This causes the locals to think that he is assaulting the girl VIEW DOCUMENT
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Living the Life of Emily- Original Writing

2287 words - 9 pages her school uniform and into some old clothes and overalls. Emily shut her bedroom door behind her and ran down the stairs. Being a fourteen-year-old girl, working on a farm and studying for her Gcse’s was hard. Her stepsister wasn’t much help either with her late nights out almost every night. This was something Emily didn’t understand her stepsister’s recent behaviour and was confused about all the times she spent at clubs and pubs with her friends. She made a lot of noise finding the key in her bag let alone opening the door and trying to walk up the stairs into her room. Emily made her way gradually across the yard; she knew her step-dad wouldn’t need VIEW DOCUMENT