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    Their agency was given to them based on their social economic status and their adoption of American values. Gertrude Stein was a white American woman, and an American value is an education which often it is synonymous with success and associated with masculinity. Referring to Gertrude Stein’s stance on wives, “Wives are not geniuses” (Truong 148). While The Book of Salt takes place in the early 1900s, when not many women were going to college, education has always been a foundation of success. Additionally, Stein is an extremely progressive woman who considers herself to be modern and of modern ideals. “The modern world is without limits, she (Gertrude Stein) tells Miss Toklas, so the modern story must accommodate the possibilities…” (28). Ifemelu on the other hand was born into a middle-class family where she was allotted an education and the opportunity to go to America to further her education and therefore her success. Her time spent in America instilled her with western values such as independence and the important of an education. Ifemelu acknowledges the differences that her social economic status took part in her success and ability to go to America. Ifemelu recounts a time with a potential employer where “Ifemelu would also come to learn that, for Kimberly, the poor were blameless. Poverty was a gleaming thing; she could not conceive of poor people being vicious or nasty because their…

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    With this book Susan Cain is celebrating the opposite to extrovert, introverts. It’s time for introverts to step up and make themselves heard, they have so much to offer. Like the example Cain made at the end of the book were she told the reader who the author of Alice in Wonderland was, an introvert. Without introverts we wouldn’t have some of the greatest things on the world. Susan Cain wants the world to know this and for the introverts to step up. She launches this movement in her book.…

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    appearance and the comparisons between her and other famous female figures. At the start of Rebecca, the narrator describes herself as a “little scrubby schoolboy with a passion for a sixth-form prefect” and had a “youthful, unpowdered face” which shows how young she was when she was working for Mrs Van Hopper. It is safe to say that Maxim, not unlike the reader, sees the narrator as a child despite them being married. For example, he insists three times that the narrator dress up as Alice in…

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    ‘You must leave Wonderland immediately, the great and powerful Queen of Hearts is after you. When she finds out you are here she will not stop until you are her prisoner.’ ‘Why what is wrong? What has happened that she needs me.” A worried look came across my face. ‘Please help me get home before it's too late.’ A tear ran down my cheek. The Mad Hatter hugged me and said ‘he would never let her take me.’ I hugged him back harder and the rest of the animals at the table all hugged me too. At…

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    John Griffith believe that, “Alice offers to readers... a splendid opportunity to learn respect instead of suspicion for one of the great modes of literature, satire” (Frey and Griffith). Presenting this type of literature to young readers will give them a better understanding of the absurdity of adulthood and the corrupt judicial system of Victorian England. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts symbolizes English authority and the corrupt manner in which decisions are made.…

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    Alice in wonderland is a children’s novel that has entire worlds of meaning to different people. The story is told in a very childish matter and begins with the tale of our young friend Alice who upon seeing a white rabbit running, she begins to chase the white rabbit and falls down the rabbit’s hole and winds up finding herself in a very peculiar world. Right away as Alice explores the rabbit hole she stumbles across many things that don’t belong such as cupboards and dressers and she quickly…

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    shown whithin chapter two “The Pool of Tears”. Alice is faced with the obstical of being too large from drinking a bottle of liquid, this presents a problem for her as she desperately tries to get into the garden ‘lying down on her side, to look through into the garden with one eye’ (17) This gives the reader more of a understanding about how large she has become, the imagery of Alice lying down but not being able to do anything else other than peep through the door is very vivid, even though it…

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    "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." (Sebold 1). The Novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold is a story of a young fourteen-year-old girl named Susie. In this novel, Susie is raped and murdered leading to a great amount of grief for her and the people around her. Similarly, whenever Sebold was a young woman in college, she was raped leading to traumatic experiences along with being told she was “lucky to be alive” since…

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    Can you recall a poem that use collision sounds Answer- jingle bells Write your own story using the letter bank of onomatopoeia sounds below. Draw a cartoon strip using the sounds to depict your story Ouch, click, pitter patter, thump, whisper, whizz, cheep, chortle, arf, neigh, purr, chug chug, honk, tick tock, zoom, snip, rat a tat tat, cuckoo Invent your own onomatopoeia words of the following Trees swaying in the wind Children playing in the ground Piano playing Different Jungle sounds…

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    ‘Still I Rise’ by the American, Maya Angelou presents the character of a black woman who is oppressed in the 1970s but refuses to accept this. ‘Disabled’ by Wilfred Owen, however, is concerned with a character who is ‘broken’ after the disabilities he suffers in the First World War at the beginning of the twentieth century. The poem ‘Still I Rise’ is about a woman who discloses that she will overcome anything due to her self-confidence. The line ‘But still, like dust, I’ll rise’ is a metaphor…

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