Betty White is one of the most influential actresses of television history. Born as Betty Marion White on January 17, 1922 in Illinois, her family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She began her career by reading commercials for the radio in 1939 when she was seventeen years old. Betty White then started acting in television shows and movies. Since then, she has won several awards and continues to act. Betty White’s autobiography, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t), reveals an actress 's life from her perspective. Betty White’s long life and long career have made it possible to provide inspiration to everyone in the acting world and in the real world.
Lizzie Borden was born on July 19 of 1860 to Andrew Jackson Borden and Sarah Anthony Borden. Lizzie’s biological mother, Sarah, died of uterine congestion and spinal disease in 1863. Following Sarah’s death, Lizzie’s father married Abby Durfee Gray, who became Lizzie and Emma Borden’s stepmother. The case of Lizzie Borden and the axe murders of father and stepmother was one of the most popular around the time that it happened and one that is still popular to this day and age. At the time of the murders, Lizzie was not convicted of the murders. Recent discoveries have shown much evidence that Lizzie should have been convicted.
With an abrupt ending and an insight on a fourteen year old boy with a cruel hobby, this intense book can have more in common with other texts than anticipated. To clarify, Defending Jacob by William Landay, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and “The Art of Resilience” by Hara Estroff Marano display how a person owns the ability to change what happens in his or her life. This theme is exhibited through figurative language, imagery, and foreshadowing.
Should Dr. Kidd tell Eric that he is probably sterile? Why would he be sterile?
In the court case of Tempel Anneke, many social and economic factor determined the outcome of her trial. Was it the misfortune of the people in her community that she was unable to help, or the fact that she was known to be a very powerful healer? Could it also have been that she was not part of the norm of society based on her characteristics of the general woman figure she portrayed in the 1600’s? Through the analysis of, The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, 1663’s court transcriptions the details will show how these social and economic factors played such an important part in the trial that convicted her to death.
Twenty people died in Salem, Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. In this day in age witchcraft was forbidden. If anybody was accused of witchcraft and the court decided they were guilty they were instantly executed. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecution of people accused of witchcraft. Fourteen women, the rest men, died all by hanging, expect one. A group of young girls in the town claimed the devil tried to possess them. They then accused local women and men in the town of Salem of witchcraft. Abigail, the leader of the girls accusing the men and women of witchcraft is to blame for the tragedy. Abigail Williams is responsible for the tragedy
“Thousands of our noble soldiers have gladly given up their lives for their country. Should I hesitate to do as much?” This is a direct quote from the famous heroine, Pauline Cushman. She was a courageous Union spy and American actress. Not only was she a mother of three, but she also had a total of three husbands. Pauline wouldn’t let anything stop her, not near death experiences, not a sentence to execution, not anything. Pauline Cushman focused on the task at hand and put aside any of her fears and doubts.
The character in The Crucible who was the most guilty for the events that transpired was Abigail Williams because of her sin of lechery that led to jealousy and damaged pride, her choice to lie rather than taking responsibility, and for judging good people as being hypocritical that had to be dealt with. As a result of Abigail’s lechery with John Proctor, she felt jealous towards Elizabeth Proctor and judged by the other townspeople. Her jealousy and pride made people targets during the witch trials. When talking to John she states, “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her!” (Miller 22). This ties up her jealousy and pride perfectly;
Abigail Adams was a silent hero during the Revolutionary War. She never received a proper education and is known for the letters she sent to John Adams. The soldiers were grateful for her during the war and knew her as a silent hero. Abigail Adams was the first known women’s rights activists.
The common people who struggle, can see clearly. This is shown in literature such as The biography of Frederick Douglas.
Mary Bryant a mother, wife and a convict on the first fleet to Australia. Mary Bryant was a well-known convict of Australia during the 17-1800’s. Mary Bryant had many failures, successes and important events that happened during her life. She has no specific birth date, but was baptized on the 1st of May, 1765 Fowey, Cornwall and was a daughter of a mariner named Broad who’s family was ‘eminent for sheep stealing’. As you can see by the last sentence she was born into a family of criminals from robbery to assault.
There were tensions between whites and blacks throughout the country in the 1960’s. There were race riots in many states; but it was uncommon for there to be race riots in a city as little as York, Pa. In 1969, a black, unarmed woman named Lillie Belle Allen got shot in her chest by white gang members while coming home from shopping with her sister. It took 32 years before she and her family received justice and the culprits that shot her received their charges; that is why her death should be commemorated.
A couple working hard so that, one day, their children can have a good life. A nurse going out of her way to make sure a patient is cared for properly. A king abdicating his throne so that his country can become a democracy. Heroism comes in many different forms and acts. Some heroes are well known, some will forever only be known to a few. But what makes someone a hero? When looking at the characteristics of a hero, many heroes have a few characteristics in common, bravery, strength (physical or fortitude), and most importantly, they never give up. In the novel, “I Am a Soldier Too: The Jessica Lynch Story”, by Rick Bragg, Bragg portrays the last characteristic, never giving up,as a theme through the story of a prisoner of war, Jessica Lynch, a hero. Jessica Lynch, a war
A character that I feel embodies one of Horney's three neurotic trends is Regina George from Mean Girls. I believe she embodies the trend of moving against people. First of all, she maintains a constant facade of being ruthless and throughout the movie exploits and uses others for her benefit. She never admitted her mistakes and was driven to appear perfect, powerful, and superior. Using her looks, she constantly made sure she had the upper hand and appeared as ideal as possible. She always felt the need to be admired and to achieve. Power, prestige, and personal ambitions are all needs that she presented. She constantly fed into other's insecurities, and used manipulation to get what she wanted from others. She also exploited her friends and
The pituitary gland is a central endocrine organ that regulates basic physiological functions incuding growth, reproduction and metabolic homeostasis. It situates at the base of the brain, under the optic chiasm, inside a depression on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone, the sella turcica1 (Fig.1).