Marshall Islands Essays

  • Marshall Island Nuclear Effects

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    The Marshall Islands are a group of islands located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of twenty nine atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs) and five islands. The United States chose these islands, specifically the Bikini Atoll, to conduct tests of their nuclear weapons near the beginning of the Cold War in the midst of World War II. The United States detonated a total of sixty seven nuclear weapons on these islands between the years of 1946 and 1958. The overall strength of the tests

  • Symbolism In Junot Diaz's 'Fiesta 1980'

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    “Fiesta 1980” father and son. Junot Diaz story “Fiesta 1980” is a story about an immigrant family that came to the US in the hunt for better opportunities. The story includes a myriad number of culturalisms to show that Yunior’s family is still new and that they still conserve their traditions. Nevertheless, Yunior’s family is not so different from many other Hispanic families in the US; a great amount of Hispanics families can be represented by “Fiesta 1980”. The story reveals a conflicted family

  • Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Feminist Analysis

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    ABSTRACT This paper is an analysis of the feministic aspectof Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Feminism is a crusade, which has some aim and dogmas, where a feminist seeks equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women. The storyhere provides feminists a rich ground in which one can explore the codes of sexual morality that the townspeople of Columbia reluctantly uphold. The portrayal of female characters in the novel shows their submissive nature

  • Internal Conflict In James Joyce's Araby

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    Like the narrator of “The Sisters,” the narrator of “Araby” falls victim to self-turmoil; however, this turmoil results from the narrator’s romantic pursuit. The narrator’s initial behavior, playing with the other kids in his neighborhood, would suggest a life unencumbered by internal conflict (Joyce 19). Through introducing the narrator as a seemingly normal child, Joyce challenges the paradigm established in “The Sisters” of the necessity of a decision of which others disapprove in creating internal

  • Conflict In A Raisin In The Sun

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    A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is set in a period where traditional roles of men and women were prevalent in how society functioned. This can be seen in their attitudes towards themselves in relation to society, gender norms, relationships and racial attitudes. However, the characters in the play faced conflicts trying to reconcile the expectations of society compared to their personal wants and needs. During the time period set in the play, 1940 - 1950, the social climate of the United

  • Symbolism In Anne Kathrine Porter's Flowering Judas

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    A flowering garden in the spring crafts conceptions of fertility, beauty, and bliss. People are similar to plants: some are practical, others radiate beauty, while the worst are those that kill. Not all shrubberies are welcome, such as the purple flowers from the Judas tree. These beautiful, yet morbid, flowers should be kept at bay from the hearts of the tender because of their sinister connotation. They symbolize death or betrayal in literature, as is the example of the character Engino in “Flowering

  • The Intern Movie Analysis

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    The Intern is a movie based About The Fit, a new fashion company, Jules Ostin (played by Anne Hathaway) is the founder and CEO of this company. Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) joins this company as a senior intern. Ben is retired, a widower and seventy-years-old. After multiple interviews Ben is hired and is assigned to work with Jules, and almost immediately told by Jules that she doesn’t need him. After patiently waiting for Jules to ask him to do something Ben takes initiative and decides to help

  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Character Analysis

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    Riddled with themes and motifs, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an exquisite play that has been influenced by the lives of everyday people. Williams employs key features from human relationships in order to formulate this classic play. Family is a key aspect of both the play and our lives. The central conflict is between the family members over Big Daddy’s will. In this play, their family is put under a highly negative light, especially with Brick neglecting his own identity and the resentment of other

  • Our Town Analysis

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    Steffirah Eliscar Summer Reading Entry #1 5 August 2015 After reading the first couple of pages in Our Town by Thornton Wilder, I must say that I am not particularly impressed. The first act is filled with descriptions of the town. The stage manager provides the audience with unnecessary details such as anthropological data, and the population of the town. This play does not seem to have a plot or storyline. It just depicts what the characters are doing at the moment. From what I understand

  • Long Tom Look Out Analysis

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    The short story “Long Tom Lookout” by Nicole Cullen is a great American short story that tells the tale of a woman, Laura, who is an “abandoned” wife to a man, working the oil rigs of the Gulf. The story tells us about her hardships with being alone in the world and the problems with her husband, Keller. A constant theme in the story, running from your problems, makes up whom Laura is. She runs from her husband and moves to Idaho from New Orleans hoping to find better days, finding out it only gets

  • An Analysis Of Katherine Anne Porter's Short Stories

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    Katherine Anne Porter was born on May 15, 1890 and died September 18, 1980. Porter was known to be an amazing writer and author in the mid to late 1900s. Known for her smart and clever insight, many of her short stories deal with dark themes such as betrayal, and death. Born and raised in Indian Creek, Texas, she had a short marriage to her first husband, John, and left him to pursue an acting career. “First she moved to Chicago, where she was a journalist and movie extra; then Denver, Colorado,

  • Sigmund Freudian Theory In Horse Dealer's Daughter

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    Mabel is like an alien creature amongst the company of her brothers and has been working for almost ten years in house hold chores like a robot or machine and does not care what is happening around her even her younger brother, Malcolm need some care and attention of her but she remains lost in her past memories where she spent time with her parents. There makes no difference whether she exists in the company of her brothers or not. Her brothers and new comer, Dr. Fergusson are engaged in conversation

  • Ben's Initiative In The Graduate

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    How this scene emphasises Ben as taking the initiative compared to Elaine and how this initiative is important for Ben’s character development in the film as a whole. The film The Graduate is a comedy-drama about Ben, a recent graduate with no well-defined goal in life, who is seduced by his parents' friend, Mrs. Robinson, and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter, Elaine. There is a scene where Ben tries to sabotage his first date with Elaine by driving incautiously ignoring her and forcing

  • Glass Menagerie Essay

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    The motive for characters to escape from their reality is to discover adventure. In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Tom and his mother get into an argument because Tom is never home. He explains to his mother, Amanda how he has been going to the movies. This leaves Amanda astonished as she angrily questions Tom on why he is always going to the movies. Tom states, “I go to the movies because- I like adventure. Adventure is something I don’t have much of at work, so I go to the movies.” (Williams

  • Dark Romanticism In The Village

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    The movie The Village showed mixed elements of both Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism. Dark Romanticism means the dark part of nature and the human soul while Transcendentalism means the opposite of Dark Romanticism which means they see the good side of nature and human soul. These mixed characteristics were shown in the movie like gothic symbolism, darkness or madness of the human mind, and love in nature. The village was about people who went away from society to live in a simple life away

  • June Jordan A Poem About My Rights Summary

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    June Jordan, a poet who is famous for her positive blaze of justice, writes poetry while advocating a command for universal equity, which appeals to people from various areas of the world. Jordan’s poetry speaks of American issues as well as international issues, such as African countries that are oppressed by their neighbouring countries. One of Jordans poems, ‘A Poem About My Rights’ serves as a resentment against the world’s oppression, however it also serves as a mandate for change. This essay

  • Character Analysis: Dogs In Space

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    Dogs in Space is an Australian movie shot in 1987, and is focused on a group of outcasts in their early 20’s. They all share the same house, and have vastly different personalities. The main character is Sam, who is the singer of the punk band Dogs in Space, and is also in a relationship with one of the other main characters, Anna. Anna and Sam do not have too much in common at first. Anna has a job, is usually well dressed, and originally steered clear of drugs. Sam, on the other hand, is always

  • Application Of Politeness Theory In Hedda Gabler

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    2.1. Application of Politeness Theory on the English Play "Hedda Gabler" Politeness theory has been clearly observable in this play, many examples can support that the characters have made use of face threatening acts as well as negative and positive politeness during their discourses. By analyzing Hedda's utterances, it is clear that she employs FTAs towards both negative and positive faces of the hearer who is involved with her in the same conversation. Hedda's words when she says "So early a

  • The Monster In Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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    In “The Metamorphosis”, we have a son who had given everything and had devoted himself to help his family. It is so, that he worked himself until he was nothing, but a useless insect and was alienated from his family circle, the people he tried to truly help. He gave his all, and that wasn’t enough to be accepted and helped after he became this “monster”. We have a character that his work made him become almost nothing, he was rejected by his family and even though he was in this complex situation

  • Raymond Carver Literary Elements

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    The three short stories I am going to compare and contrast are by Raymond Carver; they are Cathedral, Little Things, and Why Don’t You Dance. In these stories Raymond Carver uses several literary elements to bring the works to life. The elements I am going to discuss are setting, tone, theme, plot, and point of view. The first element I am going to discuss is the setting. In each of Carver’s short stories he produces a setting which is consistent to each subjective story. In the story Cathedral