Anne of Brittany

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  • French Queen's Letters Summary

    The French Queen 's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe The French Queen 's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe written by Erin A. Sadlack “attempts to broaden the understanding of women’s paths to power in the sixteenth century.” Sadlack’s a credibility stems from her PhD in Medieval and British Literature. She is a professor at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses in Medieval and Early Modern British Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, as well as Women’s studies. The biography discusses how Mary made political gains in the sixteenth century be it by her marriages, first to King Louis XII then to Charles Brandon, or through the use of strong, thought out rhetoric in her writings. Sadlack begins the text stating that other biographers read Mary’s letters at face value and therefor make her seem as a hysterical romantic who merely cried to get what she wanted. While Sadlack believes that her letters are much more, they are rhetorical during some aspects as well as being carefully written for the audience that would be reading them. She claims that Mary was in fact a very well educated woman who knew the political aspect of a monarchy and dutifully played a part in the political realm as well as using strong rhetoric to get what she wanted. Even if she had to write in codes to express what she truly felt about events taking place. I however feel that this is…

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  • The Era Of Parity In King Henry Viii

    His wife’s clothing was a reflection of her status as well, and in the case of Anne Boelyn, it is stated that she was stripped of her short mantel furred with ermines when she was arrested. Katherine Howard was stripped of her amenities as well which included several silks and velvets adorned with jewels. Thus showing how many material possessions played a part in showing the status of The King and his wives. A great example of this is Henry VIII’s generosity towards Anne Of Cleaves after the…

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  • The Major Themes Of The Horror Of War By Anne Frank

    Unfortunately, her diary is left unfinished, for she, her family, and the other occupants of the annex are discovered by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp. The general horror of war, coupled with the specific horrors that the Nazis inflicted upon the Jews, is the major theme of the diary. Anne Frank, the young teenage girl who writes the diary, experiences the pain of war first-hand. In order to try and escape the Nazi extermination of Jewish people, her family and the Van …

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  • The Influence Of Hester Prynne In The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story of a young woman’s struggle to remain true to herself despite society’s influence. After committing adultery with the Reverend Dimmesdale, this young woman, Hester Prynne, is branded with a scarlet letter A to signify her sin and humiliation. While at first, Hester refuses to give in the society’s influence, she conforms to Puritan standards by the end of the novel. From the start of the book to the end, a dramatic change in Hester’s attitude…

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  • Anne Frank Biography

    Anne Frank was a very sophisticated and bright young girl. She was influential to history because she was brave and helpful during the hard times of World War II. She helped us see what it was like during the holocaust since she logged everyday while in hiding. Anne was born on June 12th, 1929. She went to Jewish Lyceum, a school established by the German occupiers under the Amsterdam Jewish council. Anne harbored interest in literature; she was very vivid girl but not a prodigy. She was also…

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  • What Does Puritan Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter

    In this quote, Hawthorne uses symbolism to convey the differences between Puritanism and nature. The prison, which is ugly and overgrown with weeds, represents Puritanism as cold and unforgiving. A metaphor also describes the prison as a black flower of society. Black represents sin, and the prison is a black flower because it feeds on sin. In stark contrast, the beautiful rose-bush embodies the forgiving demeanor of nature. Prisons punish sin, while nature forgives sin. This quote is an…

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  • Analysis Of Eve Laplante's 'American Jezebel'

    various other books about powerful and influential women in history. The thing that makes this book unique is that Anne Hutchinson is actually an ancestor of LaPlante which allows her to have a different point of view on the situation and she is able to write the book in a different way and explain it differently than another author would. Anne Hutchinson was a woman of change who was very open minded and saw things differently than other woman in her time did which is what makes her so…

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  • The Forest And The Puritan Forest In The Scarlet Letter

    Cate Blatchford October 27, 2016 Ms. Stephens Scarlet Letter Essay The Forest vs the Puritan Town It is important for people to have a right to express themselves and not feel like they are being judged in their own society. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the depiction of how the Puritan society limits the people’s thoughts and feelings is portrayed throughout the book. For Hester and Dimmesdale, the two major characters in the book, there is a place away…

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  • Analysis Of Hester's Self-Made Identity In The Scarlet Letter

    Hester’s Self- Made Identity, and The Identity Society Burdens Her With: In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main turmoil of the story follows a young woman who is burdened by the austere constraints of the Puritanical society she lives in. For her punishment of adultery, she is forced to wear a scarlet letter on her chest at all times representing her shame for the world to see. Throughout the novel, the letter, among other things, gains a vulgar reputation in the town to which…

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  • Ethos In Anne Frank

    Anne Frank once wrote, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” This quote comes from a very inspirational individual. As one may know, Anne Frank was a Jewish Teenager who lived during the Holocaust. Anne, in addition to seven other Jews lived in this cramped space for over two years. While she was a teenager, adolescent Anne kept track of her daily life in a journal. The journal which was discovered after she later died of illness in a concentration camp,…

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