Alice B. Toklas

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  • Gertrude Stein And Monique Truong's The Book Of Salt And Americanah

    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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  • The Age Differences Between The Narrator And Rebecca

    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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  • The Theme Of Sacrifice In The Gift Of The Magi

    The theme of Sacrifices between the families is portrayed in the texts. Written text ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult and short story ‘The Gift of the Magi’ by O’ Henry. Media text ‘Mamma Mia’ directed by Phyllida Lloyd and Script ‘Billy Elliot’ by Stephen Daldry. These texts introduce a range of sacrifice that can occur in family relationship; married couple, mother and child, father and child and between siblings. All of these texts are connected sacrificing their most valuable. The Gift…

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  • Mirrormask, Un Chien Andalou: Film Analysis

    “Are you thinking what I am thinking?” “Yes. If we put little wheels on the bottoms of our shoes, we could just roll around everywhere...” The characters Helena and Valentine from the film MirrorMask have this dialogue and it sums up the randomness of surrealism. It emphasizes how two completely arbitrary unrelated objects can be fused together in the creative world of surrealism where there essentially are no boundaries. This essay will discuss that in terms of the film MirrorMask, and Un…

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  • The Importance Of The Kitten In The Lion's Den

    recruitment”, meaning that youth themselves feel they are not educated enough to properly perform their jobs, causing questioning whether an employer can hire them (Al 1). So, if schools are not teaching basic life skills then what are they teaching? Standardized testing and common core are what's causing these teachers do not teach but to coach. Many teachers are aware of what the problem is, yet they continue to just teach to pass and not to learn; being taught to memorize answers instead of…

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  • The Bluest Eye Rhetorical Analysis

    Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, is about the Problem of middle-class people ideas of beauty on a female of an African American girls. Her novel came about after Morrison talked with someone who wanted to have blue eyes, the novel shows a girl, Pecola Breedlove, who wanted love and to be taken into a world that doesn’t care about people of her race. Author Shelley Wong’s in her Article Transgression as Poesis in The Bluest Eye talks about the different ways in which Morrison wrote her novels…

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  • The Color Purple By Alice Walker Essay

    Alice Walker is a very well-known American author and is particularly known for her award-winning book “The Color Purple.” Walker makes a point to make the titles of her literary work display the exact meaning behind her work. Such as in “The Color Purple” the title comes from a scene in the book in which Shug Avery asks Celie if she takes the time to notice what little things God does to show them that he loves them. Then Shug replies with, "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color…

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  • Analysis Of Beauty Dancer Is The Self

    outer appearance? Today’s society is one that places so much value in outer vanity, and emphasizes this message of importance throughout the media. An article in “The Telegraph” states that their surveys indicate the average woman worries about her body 252 times a week. Broken down, someone worries about their appearance 36 times a day. Imagine on your way to school on that Monday you found yourself in a horrible car accident that mangled or altered your physical characteristics. Would the…

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  • Social Class In Zootopia

    In the essay, the movie being analyze is Zootopia, with the depiction of discussing race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. By talking about examples with the movie one can comparing it to events today one. In the movie “Zootopia”, a brave bunny name Judy Hopps is trying to become the first rabbit cop. When she first joins the unit she is given a lesser job than everyone else who is looking for missing animals. Judy then meets a shifty fox named Nick Wilde, who tricks her in a hustle. Judy,…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Thank You Ma Am

    Starting in the short story, “Thank You, Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is one of the protagonists. In the beginning, she almost gets her purse stolen by Roger, a kid who wanted blue suede shoes. Eventually, Mrs. Jones forgives and starts to care for Roger. Throughout the story, Mrs. Jones has done acts of honesty and honor. Therefore, I believe that that Mrs. Jones is upright all throughout the story from the beginning, middle, and end. In the light of…

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