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    Isabella knows a lot about fashions, balls, and flirtations was known by her conversation with Catherine when she was comparing these thing in Bath with another place (Austen, Chapter 4). Bath has all these things that allow her to feel wealthy even though she isn’t. She reads and goes to pump rooms, where wealthy people is her ways of being away from her true status and away from her family financial background. She has to look into the novels to fulfill her hunger of reality she wants. Because of Isabella’s background she sees the reality and want to hide it away and go to the Bath society where she can find the life she wants. Reading her lists of books, is her ways of fulfilling her desires. Isabella successfully caught Frederick 's attention and through James letter to Catherine, James broke up with Isabella and stated her engagement with Frederick (Austen, Chapter 25). However, for Eleanor knowing the reality, she judged correctly that Frederick will not marry her because their father will not let him marry someone without sense. Although in the letter, James did not state that Isabella told him the engagement but that and other details of James being boring evidence that these were spoken by Isabella to break up with James (Austen, Chapter 25). At this point Isabella has lost her sense of reality in novels where she thinks Frederick will marry him, but she doesn’t know that General Tilney will not approve due to her wealth status just like the way Catherine was asked…

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    The presence of a new-born baby changes the attitude of whoever it encounters, whether for better or worse. In Henry Fielding’s novel, Tom Jones, readers encounter a similar situation in which a new-born baby casts an effect on the characters. Though the baby is presented to the characters in a similar manner, both Mr. Allworthy and Mrs. Deborah Wilkins react differently. Fielding uses the technique of juxtaposition to create a strong contrast between the characterization of Mr. Allworthy and…

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    Locke And Rousseau

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    from nature. Rousseau would tell a parent to allow their child to read whatever they would like, they their child free their minds and learn from their nature-given instincts. Another interesting reading in class was Hugh Cunningham’s The Invention of Childhood. A Foundling Hospital is a place where children are abandoned, “the hospital aimed to train children in its care for some useful occupation,” (Cunningham 103). These kids “were not encouraged to have high expectations of what might become…

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    As for schooling, girls began to attend school, however, they still were the inferior sex as they learnt subjects such as embroidery and music whereas males learnt more academic subjects. Discipline remained strict and corporal punishment was the norm in the 18th century. During the 18th century, there was an influential man, named Thomas Coram, who established the Foundling Hospital in 1739. The reasoning for establishing the hospital was due to the horrific sights of dead and dying infants…

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    These two plays show that having a cast composed entirely of African Americans/P.O.C actors and actresses does not alter the story nor the historical content behind it. The audience, at first, might be shocked at the fact that these important historical figures are being played by non-white people. But once overcome the initial shock, they would realize that casting African Americans/P.O.C does nothing to change the story. In Hamilton, the song Cabinet Battle #1, we have Jefferson and Hamilton…

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    The foundling wheel was the original version of the baby hatch. Originating in the Middle Ages, the foundling wheel was much like a revolving door behind a glass window; mothers would put their babies in the revolving cylinder through the window, and spin the cylinder such that the child faced the inside of the church, and ring the bell to announce the baby’s presence. Baby hatches or foundling wheels are found all over the world, in Europe, Canada, USA and Africa, not just in Asia. The…

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    that he was becoming more like Arnold. He says, “…I wanted to stay who I was” (Treichel 45). The narrator stresses, he did not want to be like Arnold; he did not want to share his food or room with him (Treichel 45). Further, the threat of Arnold engulfing the narrator’s identity and replacing it with his own is so traumatic, that he suffers from physical symptoms. He is diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, which he relates back to his resemblance to Arnold. He explains the pain to be like a…

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    More than anything she hated being called Foundling. She smiled for his sake though. "It's fine Luke, the doctor did all he could for me," She busied herself pouring the tea. "I hate it when you call me Luke, you know," The London officer growled. Scarlet grinned. She knew. "Are you just getting in?" Scarlet asked, deftly changing the subject, "Where have you been?" "Working. Another body. We think it's the same man from last week. " The tone in Lucian's' voice told his adopted daughter…

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    I think the innocence of both Billy and Amasa is genuine. I also think that for both of them their innocence is bred from ignorance, but for different reasons. Billy is a foundling so most likely, as was the tradition of the time he was raised in a church sponsored orphanage. Due to upbringing he probably was quite naïve when it came to human behaviors. While the text made it clears that Billy was “angelic”, “innocent” and not too bright. I got the impression in a couple lines that Billy’s lack…

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    despairingly."It means," he answered lightly, "that the child is not white; it means that you are not white."(Chopin...3). Indeed, as in every story there is also a protagonist in this case “Désirée Valmonde Aubigny, a foundling who disappears with her child after her husband Armand accuses her of being part African American”(enotes...1). Désirée is the adopted daughter of the valmonde family, at the age of eighteen she falls in love with Armand, and marries him, she gives birth to a boy who…

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