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    When Edna abandons her expected duties at home, what is Mr. Pontellier’s response? Why? p.49, 62 Mr. Pontellier is outraged when Edna abandons her Tuesday reception and asks, “Why, what could have taken you out on Tuesday?” (Chopin 50). He fears that he will lose his relationships with his business partners, citing, “Why, Belthrop could buy and sell us ten times over. His business is worth a good, round sum to me” (Chopin 51). Why does Edna feel depressed after visiting the Ratignolles? Why does

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    Lillie Mae Graves English 2120 James Hirsh 2/17/2015 Detailed feedback please Character Analysis of Beatrice in Shakespeare’s, “Much Ado About Nothing” One of the most intriguing characters from Shakespeare’s 1958 comedy, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, is Beatrice, niece of Leonato governor of Messina. An intelligent, witty and uninhibited woman, Beatrice is an almost exact opposite of her cousin Hero, much like other women, a modest and innocent woman. Even though the play’s chief plot is that of

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    Love In Fahrenheit 451

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    In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life. Fahrenheit 451 burns through the thoughts of readers as controversy spills

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    Erika Kohut Analysis

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    Erika Kohut lives a double life. She has her role in society as a respected piano teacher and an alter ego that engages in voyeurism and sadomasochism. She has two realities, one that is expected of her by society and another of her private escape which consists of her sexual fantasies and her quest for a specific kind of intimacy. Her sexual fantasies are deemed by society as madness, but that madness is actually what keeps her sane. Erika lives a suffocating life that can be regarded as different

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    The Victorian era was filled with rapid change. The changes included the industrial revolution and the colonization of other lands/territories by England. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallot" and Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" use ekphrasis to heighten all of the senses in order emphasize the sentiment of opposition or agreement of the rapid change that occurred during industrial revolution within the Victorian era, more specifically colonization and its consequences. Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of

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    The Bell Jar Plath

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    In Sylvia Plath’s novel, The Bell Jar, she depicts a conflict of inner world and reality of the main character, Esther Greenwood. This conflict is represented by different ways, which all reflect the symbol ‘bell jar of madness’ in Esther Greenwood’s life. In order to illustrating and change of Esther’s mental world, Plath describes Esther’s life experience in New York City during her internship and after she comes back to Boston. Besides, within different life experiences, Plath also uses the relationship

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    Every individual runs towards a dream, towards a goal, a chance to achieve true happiness. A happiness which differs for every person, based on who they are, their values and background. Nevertheless, happiness is something that gives satisfaction and completion to someone’s life, something that factors such as money cannot give, no matter what we think. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald criticizes the constraints thrusted upon women as dictated by the society stereotypes in the 1920s, and shows how

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    The Horse Dealer’s Daughter “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence describes the life of Mabel and her current situation after the passing of her father. Mabel and her three brothers, Joe, Fred, and Malcom all took a seat around the table after their father’s demise, which had left them all in major debt. (Pg. 506, Paragraph 2) Mable’s Brother’s are able to leave and find labor, while Mabel is in a delimma on what to do. “Well Mabel, and what are you going to do with yourself?” (506 Paragraph

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    “Some can’t be that simple. I know I never could,” says Mrs. Freeman in the ending of the story, which means that perfection is difficult to achieve. However, in the book, Mrs. Freeman and other characters judge people around them just by their appearance. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” criticizes the people of the American South for their moral blindness and hypocrisy as well as people’s negative habits of stereotyping, being contradictory and cliché. The book delivers the message to

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    Darkness can be a comfortable place for anyone. Without having to look at yourself or have people see you, one may not feel as judged or insecure. Light is revealing. In a bright room, you can’t hide tears, blemishes, or emotions. Blanche, from A Streetcar Named Desire, knows the pain of light all to well. Blanche flees a failed company and a failed marriage in attempt to find refuge in her sister’s home. Through her whirlwind of emotions, the reader can see Blanche desires youth and beauty above

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    Margaret Thatcher was a Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990. Three years after her resignation as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher published her first memoir titled The Downing Street Years. The Downing Street Years focuses on the Iron Lady’s years as British Prime Minister (1979-1990) giving glimpses into her life as the political leader of the United Kingdom. Two years later in 1995, Thatcher published her second memoir, The Path to Power that covers her life

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    Tan’s narrative style involves giving the symbols and allusions in all her novels. She emphasizes the symbols such as food, dreams, orchids, silence, ink, fate and paintings to carry the weightage of the themes in all her novels. In case of The Joy Luck Club, the symbols and allusions are interwoven with food, dreams and Chinese language. Through these devices, Tan explores the layers of palimpsest that is her text, her narrative of the immigrant experience in America, her exploration of the bond

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    “The Feminine Mystique” was written by Betty Freidan, a college graduate and mother of three, in 1963 (Friedan 273). She began the document by explaining how most people viewed the American housewife as “healthy, beautiful, educated, concerned only about her husband, her children, her home” (Friedan 273). She explained that millions of young women dreamed of this future and yearned for a contented feminine existence. However, she then introduced the “problem without a name” experienced by many American

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    The Outlander, a novel, was written by Gil Adamson, which originally published in Canada in 2007 by House of Anansi Press and won the Hammett Prize in the same year. Gil Adamson was a famous Canadian poet who was born in Jan. 1st and was the winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award (2008) for her novel The Outlander (2007). Moreover, her second series of poem Ashland was published in 2003, after her debut work- a volume of poetry called Primitive (1991). On the other side, more than 3 books

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    be a good wife and mother to your family, however since Mademoiselle Reisz does not have a family of her own she chooses to follow her passion, being an artist. This becomes her only responsibility, since she is an artist she "must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies" (139). It takes true courage for her to follow her passion of being a pianist, women of this time are looked down upon for not being a mother or wife. Mademoiselle Reisz finds more importance in being true to herself and

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    example of social position was the focus of every women. In Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, Mademoiselle Reisz is truly unafraid to be herself; in both her society and that of the 19th Century, individualism in women was frowned upon, while certain talents were praised for being unique. All of the women in The Awakening fear breaking the unspoken social law of conformity except one: Mademoiselle Reisz. She is viewed as “a disagreeable little woman...who had quarreled with almost every one”

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    Mademoiselle F Essay

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    Mademoiselle F, as she is known, was an eighteen year old girl who frequently visited her affluent and elderly aunt. One time when she was visiting she was gripped by the sudden fear that she had taken something from the house without her aunt’s permission. At first, she tried to not wear her apron so that she would not have pockets to stick things in, but soon she became afraid that she was putting possessions in her shoes, hair, and hands. Mademoiselle F began a vigorous ritual of shaking out her

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    path to self-discovery is most influenced by Mademoiselle Reisz. A seemingly unlikable but talented musician, Mademoiselle made Edna one of her few friends in the Creole community and eventually revealed many important truths about Edna as an individual. Her presence in the novel plays a key role in the progression of Edna’s awakening as she plays the part of an inspiration, a safe-haven, and a mentor. Throughout Edna’s gradual transformation, Mademoiselle Reisz serves as a role model for her new passionate

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    In Mademoiselle miss’s letter, she repeatedly describes the environment conditions as ‘impressive.’ For example, she states that “Every one feels the impressiveness of a military funeral, but it is tenfold more impressive if you take part in it”. In other words, the environment was full of tension and shock. Also, she uses words such as mossy, old and rusty crepe, which are descriptive to the reader visualizing the atmosphere and the activities near the trenches. In source B, the propaganda

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    Composition 3 January 2018 Conflicting Desires Mademoiselle Reisz stands alone, singing. Madame Ratignolle radiates happiness with children among her, and a young child resting on her hip. Edna stands between them staring into the endless ocean. Her mind strained and confused, Edna walks into the ocean until the water envelops her. With no children shrieking, or large women singing, she feels at peace in the silent solitude. Chopin uses the characters Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle to foil Edna

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