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    One of seventeen children Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was born July 20, 1875 to former slave parents on a cotton plantation in Mayesville, South Carolina as Mary Jane McLeod. McLeod grew up picking cotton with her family but at an early age showed an interest in her education and decided to attend a one room schoolhouse named Trinity Mission School the only school in Mayesville. During this time McLeod school teacher Emma Jane Wilson became her mentor and support to assist her in attending two Bible

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    Mary Mcleod Bethune’s life began in the same circumstances as many colored people during The Era Of Reconstruction. Bethune’s family was no exception to the entrapment that the withholding of civil rights caused. Bethune’s early realization that literacy could be used as a tool to potentially break and end the vicious cycle of degradation that occurred vapidly in her time would result in the founding of an amazing learning institute and years of service towards the cause of civil rights, her message

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    women were decreasing their actions and their impacts because they were fighting for more personal rights, or at least more focused on women rights. Some of them did a lot for the entire Black community. Mary McLeod Bethune did a lot for her community. According to the biography ‘Mary Jane McLeod Bethune.’ published by the A&E Television Networks, she was born in 1875 in Maysville in South Carolina from a former slave family; she lived her childhood in poverty, picking cotton in the croplands. Graduated

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    Mary McLeod Bethune was born on July 10 in 1875. Her parents were Patsy and Samuel McLeod. Mary was born the third youngest child out of her seventeen siblings and she was also the first born into freedom. Opportunities came for Mary that her older siblings may not have had and Mary didn’t pass them up. Mary graduated from Scotia Seminary in Concord, NC in 1894. Mary wasted no time a year later she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Mary was teaching at Kendall Institute in

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    chosen to escort Eleanor Roosevelt to a meeting of the National Council of Negro Women, which her facility in Harlem was hosting. At that same meeting she met the founder, Mary McLeod Bethune. Bethune had immediately taken a liking to Height and appointed her to the resolutions committee of the National Council of Negro Women. Bethune inspired height to fight for women’s rights as hard as she would fight for blacks rights. This desire led her to integrate of all the YWCA centers in 1946. By 1957 she

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    Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a educator and activist. Mary McLeod was Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina. She was the last of seventeen children, and fortunately was born in freedom. When a school for black children opened the McLeod family had to make a decision. They only had enough money to send one child and McLeod was chosen. While being a exceptional student, her teacher, Emma Jane Wilson, recommended her to Scotia Seminary in North Carolina, a learning institution for Black

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    in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough” – Mary McLeod Bethune Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most important, prominent African American women of the first half of the twentieth century – and one of the most powerful. Having the name of “First Lady of the Struggle” she devoted her career to improving lives of African Americans through education, political, and economic empowerment. Personally Bethune displays that it’s never about where you are now, it’s about where

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    Mary McLeod Bethune Success is a key to making your mark on the work, but no one is gifted with success. Not everyone will be given rights, granted an equal life, or given the right to speak your mind. What makes your mark is your way to keep your head up, say what you know is right, and what you do when you see the wrong in your world. This strong woman struggled to balance plantation life with education, yet she eventually found her way to show her voice. Mary McLeod Bethune had made her mark

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    At the beginning of the 1600's the new world was just being discovered. Europeans had never seen a culture like that of the natives. They hardly wore any clothes, and they worshipped nature. It was very astonishing to the Europeans. Upon hearing of this Spanish friars were sent to convert the natives. Two of these friars named Ramon Pané and Bartolome de las Casas documented their experiences, in the world and with the natives. A Dutch painter by the name of Theodore de Bry who never visited the

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    Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies going on in the world with their stories, at the same time, it give a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most assumedly, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement

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    Arranged Marriages of the Nobility During the Renaissance period, arranged marriage was very common due to the fact that money, political power, and land would result from the marriage. Even though arranged marriages are depicted as an incompetent commodity there are benefits of the marriage for both the husband as well as the wife and that is why there are still arranged marriages today. An arranged marriage is where a third party selects the couple to married. In Renaissance time non-arranged

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    St. Mary’s is a Marianist and liberal arts university that prides itself with teaching well rounded students to use their gifts and god given talents to not only help themselves, but their communities and fellow mankind. As technology and science advance, humans are increasingly more detached from one another. It is dangerous for individuals, in this case college students, to master their chosen fields, but fail to connect their mission to the grander scheme of life. Life is more than a grade in

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    The film “Being There” by Hal Ashby is a story about the character Chance the Gardener, a simple-minded man, who did not have any parents and was taken in by the old man whom he spent much of his life with. Chance was never allowed outside as he was told by the old man to never leave until several years later. When the old man died, Chance was forced to leave his home and set out on a journey to explore and experience things that he had seen only through the television (TV). Throughout the film,

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    The play, “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll” by Ray Lawler is set in Australia and talks about times in the 1950s. In the play, one sees that, Lawler gives audiences rich insights into the societal structure, code of conduct etc typical of Australian life set in that period of time. The play talks about a group of ordinary people who are struggling to stay young as do not acknowledge the reality that they are aging. In their desperate bid to escape the inevitability of the consequences of change, the

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    1. The dichotomous Nature of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The topic of spirituality, divinity and otherworldly phenomena is quite common in medieval literature and there is a multitude of contexts, in which these topics are addressed. The protagonists of those texts find themselves in a balancing act between the secular world and a supernatural world, where they need to overcome struggles to master the difficulties of their worlds’ dualisms. Be it an otherworld of fairies or the christian hereafter

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    There are many poems about nature and compare nature and animals. These poems have many meanings and show how nature is connected year round. In the poem “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket” by John Keats, it describes how nature never stops making noise, and there is an animal that always makes sounds no matter what time of the year. The first outstand thing about this poem is the title, unlike many poems that just have the first line as the title, in this poem, the poet gives a title to clearly

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    Female Characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Ah Min Hawaa” Background Shakespeare lived during the Elizabethan age. At this age England became a center of commerce and culture where art and education thrived. Queen Elisabeth was interested in art and theater. Due to that, many writers became active during her reign including Shakespeare. Many professional theater where built with her permission for the first time in England where many of Shakespeare's masterpieces where performed. After

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    In Machiavelli’s The Prince, Machiavelli explains to Lorenzo De Medici that a ruler must have the characteristics of a lion or a fox, and must be willing to break their word when it suits their purpose in order to be effective. I believe that Machiavelli is correct, a leader must be beast-like to be effective, and willing to break their word for the greater good. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss how a Prince must have traits that resemble a lion in order to be effective. Then I will relate

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    In the 1992 novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta the plot charts the developing maturity of the protagonist Josie Alibrandi. Her personal growth and quest for freedom is shown through her relationships with Michael Andretti her father, John Barton her best friend and Nonna Katia her grandmother. As Josie states early in the novel “I’ll run one day. Run for my life. To be free and think for myself. Not as an Australian not as an Italian and not as an in between. I’ll run to be emancipated

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    William Shakespeare is an English poet, playwright and actor. He is considered as the greatest writer in the English language. The World views him as the pre-eminent dramatist for his works. During his lifetime, Shakespeare has written a total of 38 plays between 1590 and 1612 with his best works being tragedies. Shakespeare’s tragedies have not only been used for entertainment, but the use of teaching to others. In Shakespeare’s work, the theme of appearance versus reality is shown throughout two

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