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  • Reflective Essay: How Beth March Changed My Life

    The room was dark and it was raining as soft music played in the background. However, it wasn’t just raining outside because tears were also raining down my face in what a weatherman would have affectionately called a heavy down poor. Beth March, from Little Women, had just passed beyond the earthly realm into the pearly gates of heaven. And, as a fifth grader for reasons I could not tell you at the time I was crying my own personal rainstorm in my bedroom while it rained outside my window.…

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  • Inequality In Jane Eyre And Frankenstein

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are two novels in which the themes of equality and inequality are explored extensively. The texts are both written by women in 1847 and 1818 respectively and both deal with gender inequality. Jane Eyre is also a social commentary on the injustices and inequalities of the classist Victorian hierarchy whereas Shelley’s novel focuses on the human rejection of unconventionality and the inequalities faced by societies ‘outcasts. The…

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  • Louisa May Alcott Eight Cousins

    The Developing Mind of Her Beauty and Health. What Should Young Girls Do for Beauty? In the fictional novel Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott effectively highlights the health and beauty issues that woman in the nineteenth century faced in relationship to gender roles, health education and dress reform which engages with medical discourse. This raises the question: to what degree do social roles and the definition of the “ideal” woman negatively affect young girls’ mental and physical health.…

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  • Summary Of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's A New England Nun

    Have you ever felt crumbled under everyone else’s beliefs on how you should live an aspect of your life? Some may say that they simply have your best interest at heart; however, you are the key to true happiness in your life. As a country, we are utterly fixated on the idea of marriage being a way of life with 61% of adults aged 18 and older planning on getting married in their lifetime. Many believe falling in love, marriage, and having children is a birthright. Living in a society and in a…

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  • Louisa May Alcott A Long Fatal Love Chase Analysis

    Alcott, L. M. (1997). A long fatal love chase. New York: Dell Pub. Louisa May Alcott is best known for Little Women and her other juvenile fiction, but she also wrote gothic thrillers. A Long Fatal Love Chase is one of these and has been referred to as a "bodice-ripper" by reviewers. Originally written for serialization in 1866, after her travels in Europe and about two years before Little Women was published, her manuscript was rejected as "too long and too sensational". Several years later,…

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  • Analysis Of The Stolen Party By Liliana Heker

    How would you react to someone who doubts you because of your background? What would you say? What would you do? In the short story “The Stolen Party,” by Liliana Heker, a young girl’s mother had refused to let her go to a party, as it was meant for the rich. Due to the fact that her mother was the maid of the party’s host, she thought her daughter would be someone that is brushed aside. However, she convinces her mother to let her go, and she has quite a fun time there, playing games and having…

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  • Analysis Of A Jury Of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell

    Susan Glaspell, born in 1876 was an American play writer, novelist, journalist, and actress. In her time, she wrote many short stories and plays which began appearing in magazines and journals. One of Glaspell’s best works was a one-act play called Trifles written and performed in 1916. While working as a journalist for Des Monines Daily News, she covered the 1900 murder of John Hossack which is where she received the inspiration for the loosely based play and in 1917 was turned into a short…

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  • The Role Of Women In A Patchwork Fever By Charlotte Mary Yonge

    century, there were gender role expectations and to go against it would lead to a misfortune. The story, “A Patchwork Fever”, by Charlotte Mary Yonge, is the story of a young girl, Frances, who must uphold the responsibilities of the house and the family while her mother goes on a trip to visit her ill mother. During her mother’s absence, she should clean, cook, wash, etc. as all women are expected to do these duties at that time. However, she is an educated girl and builds upon a…

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  • Who Is Louisa May Alcott?

    Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their father, philosopher/ teacher Bronson Alcott, and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail May. Louisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau, and theatricals in the barn at…

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  • Childhood In Treasure Island

    Introduction: In the mid-18th century, the way childhood was seen has changed considerably. Before the mid-18th century, Puritans believed, that humans are born sinful. They also believed that childhood was a critical period and that children literature must influence and be constructive so that to safe children’s souls. That’s why literature played an important role by providing role models. The religious way of thinking about childhood had become less influential by the mid-18th century. The…

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