Dorothy Day Essays

  • Dorothy Day: The Long Loneliness

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    Dorothy Day: The long loneliness Thirty six years have almost passed after the death of the Dorothy Day, the author of “The long Loneliness”. The long loneliness is an autobiographical book of Dorothy Day, known to the world as a Catholic worker and social activist. The book serves as an essential memoir where social justice as a practicing Catholic is self-reflected. It cannot be justified as just a biography of a 20th century traditional catholic. It is a biography of strong intellectual women

  • Justice In The Film Entertaining Angels

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    Entertaining Angels follows the life and journey of Dorothy Day and how she changed from an atheist to a Catholic. The movie begins with a quote from Dorothy Day about her looking for the abundant life but not knowing how to find it. At first, Dorothy thinks she can find completeness in communism and protest for rights, but she gets pregnant and has an abortion. She then discovers the church and converts from an Atheist to a Catholic. Many times in the movie Dorothy is confused and looking for God’s help. Near

  • Dorothy Day's Role In The Early 20th Century

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    progressive American Catholics found a leader in Dorothy Day to combine their religious principles with an active social program. Dorothy Day, although not born or raised Catholic, ultimately converted because she believed that, despite its wealth, the Catholic Church was still a place for immigrants and for the poor. These were especially predominant groups of people then, as the United States was suffering from the impacts of the Great Depression. Day recognized the need to help them, writing that

  • Dorothy Day Critique

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    deeply interested in social issues. The purpose of her writing was to convey the experience of people who could not speak out, showing human suffering, paying attention to the shortcomings of the social system and discussions on finding remedies. Dorothy Day embodies the view of the human person that has emerged from our discussion of Christian theology and tradition by believing in inherited dignity and social reconstruction, as well as having the anarchist view.

  • Dorothy Day Research Paper

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    Many people in this world have saint-like qualities to them. They could be acts like protesting for human rights or healing the sick. Dorothy Day, an activist of the 20th century, had both of these qualities and many more that prove her worthy of sainthood. She devoted herself to the Catholic faith and as time went on spent more and more of an effort trying to help others in need. To begin, I absolutely love Day’s quote, “A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions

  • Theme Of The Wizard Of Oz

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    Aunt Em. This shows that “There is no place like home” by implying that Dorothy wanted to get back home, because no matter what she thought, she really did belong in Kansas with her family. Another example is that Dorothy had one thing in Kansas that she did not have in Oz, and that was safety. As long as Dorothy was in Oz, she was never really safe, because of the Wicked Witch of the West, and other events that put Dorothy in danger. She was safe as soon as she returned home to Kansas, in her bed

  • Dorothy Dandridge's Journey To Hollywood

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    Dorothy Dandridge is an African-American actress and singer who rose from obscurity to become one of the most renowned performers of the modern era. Dandridge started her performing career in her early childhood with her sister Vivian Dandridge, and friend, Etta Jones, as “The Dandridge Sisters.” The trio performed in many prestigious clubs, which ultimately led to a few minor parts in film, and finally paved Dorothy’s path to desired roles in films as the leading lady. Dorothy’s early films gave

  • Fight Club Dialectical Journal

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    Two days later... Having endured an hour-long grilling from Fuller about Booker’s disappearance, Tom exited his superior’s office feeling more than a little dispirited. Astute enough to know something had happened at the fraternity, Fuller had badgered him relentlessly about the hazing case, but Tom had remained stubbornly tight-lipped and had revealed only the bare facts, much to his captain’s indignation. But there was a reason behind Tom’s reticence. Without Booker by his side, he had come

  • Paradox In Love Song

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    Rick Riordan once said, "No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you" (Riordan). This quote relates well to the poem, Love Song by Dorothy Parker because it talks about a woman who hates a man she once loved. The author of this poem uses similes, paradox, and repetition to describe the love the woman once had for the man she now hates. Similes are used throughout the poem to describe the man's characteristics. For example, in the poem, one of the line says, "His words

  • Dorothy Day In Loaves And Singer's The Singer Solution To World Poverty

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    lifestyles that better foster the decline of poverty and, oppositely, the rise of adequate, healthy lifestyles for all of humanity. Both Dorothy Day in Loaves and Fishes and Peter Singer in “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” acknowledge the consequences of this desire for excessive amounts of money and, alternatively, advocate for a lifestyle of voluntary poverty. Dorothy Day lived her life serving the poor and now serves as a role model for people looking to live their lives dedicated to the less fortunate

  • Theories And Reflection To Gregory Maguire's Novel, Wicked '

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    children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was mentioned that the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) only had one eye that was as powerful as a telescope, and to have melted to a “brown, melted, shapeless mess” after Dorothy threw a bucket of water on her. There was no mention of Elphaba having green skin, or having any connection to green. This notion of Elphaba having green skin from birth was introduced in Maguire’s novel, and carried forward to the musical. This paper

  • Marcia Lieberman's Criticism In Fairy Tales

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    Joosen references, without analyzing the veracity of her claims, Marcia Lieberman, a feminist especially concerned with some of the patriarchal features - supposedly - common in all of the Grimms' tales. Joosen quotes Marcia Lieberman's essay "Some Day My Prince Will Come" emphasizing three of the most relevant points of criticism in fairy tales: "the so-called beauty contest" (132), "the typical constellation of characteristics in fairy-tales women" (132), and "marriage as the ultimate reward for

  • Wizard Of Oz Film Analysis

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    mise-en-scene which coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. In The Wizard of Oz, the directors have employed the use of different unique editing techniques despite being an early film. It is obvious that the audience is able to notice the absence of colour in the beginning and ending of the film. The audience is able to identify the mood and overall feeling for Dorothy when she is in her family farm in Kansas. The lack of colour shows the

  • Harvy And Brantain In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    The short story that I have chosen to do my analysis on is “THE KISS” by Kate Chopin. The short story is about a young beautiful woman name, Nathalie who wants to marry the shy but rich Brantain for all his riches and she knows that he has strong feelings for her. Thus, making her plans to marry him so much easier. Thou, her plans of pursuing him does experiences a slight bump in the road when her other lover, Harvy who is her brother’s good friend, swoops in and kisses her passionately and suddenly

  • Examples Of Conflict In The Wizard Of Oz

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    written by L. Frank Baum, the conflict can be associated with person versus self, or Dorothy versus Dorothy, where both the protagonist and antagonist are Dorothy herself, whose goal is to reach home. The initial incident in the plot is when the tornado struck down near Dorothy’s house and she got hit in the head from something that blew in from the window, for it is the first action that starts the rising action. Dorothy was on her way home from Professor Marvel, very guilty that she left her Auntie

  • Identity In Dorothy Livesay's Unwritten Letter

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    An identity is a valuable possession. It is consistently enhancing as it represents the individual’s determination to achieve their goals. An identity is personal and true to that who embraces it. The apostrophe “Unwritten Letter”, compiled by Dorothy Livesay, explores the power of potential agonizing consequences suffered from the corruption of identity. The poem is structured through the use of a silent listener who is surrounded by a defaced garden and can be metaphorically contrasted to the magnitude

  • Normative Theories Of Mass Media

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    word “Normative Theory” was given in USA during the ‘cold war’. The combination of four theories called Normative theories are joint creation of Fred Siebert, Theodore Peterson and Wilbur Schramm and often the media world also pronounced them western theories of Mass Media. A Normative theory are came from many sources and different from other communication theories. These normative theories of press describes an ideal way for a media system to be controlled and operated by the government, authority

  • Wizard Of Oz Research Paper

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    quester: a young girl, curious and innocent, happy with her family and life. A place to go: When Dorothy arrives in the land of Oz she discovers that her only chance of getting home is to visit the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road in order to get there. A stated reason to go there: To go home back to her family and Auntie Em Challenges and trials: Dorothy has a multitude of

  • The Wizard Of Oz Themes

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    After reading the Wizard of Oz, I have found quite a lot of themes from the book. Here are the themes I am going to be mainly focusing on: 1) There is no place like home During a tornado in Kansas, Dorothy (the main character) gets transported into a completely different world from Kansas. The minute she arrives to the Land of the Munchkins, she doesn’t decide to socialize with others but on the other hand, she asks how she can get home. Even though the Emerald City and the Munchkin Country was

  • Community In Dorothy's A Wizard Of Oz

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    “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home…” Many will instantly recognize the sentence that Dorothy repeated while tapping her glittery, red-clad heels in order to depart from the Land of Oz. While Oz was full of dazzling, frightening creatures and beautiful places, Dorothy wanted to return home to Kansas. She missed her family and the familiarity common with home. While unceremonious, the farm of her childhood provided her with activities wildly different from Oz. Accordingly, vacationing