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    crowd of Trump-protesters, whose back of head is spilling blood, and the crowd is hounding him in hot pursuit. When a reporter asks Trump-protesters why they ignite Trump’s “Make America Great Again” caps, she receives responses of cursing Donald Trump without reasonable explanations. The election has ended, but the protests persist; some of the rallies are evolving into organized violence. What could possibly cause those protesters to coalesce and act foolishly? In social psychology, people are inclined to conform to the norms or standards of a group or an authority in order to fit in and find their sense of belonging. However, individuals could suffer from the pressure of the norms, and their conformity could lead to terrible results. In Annie Proulx’s short story Brokeback Mountain, Jack’s and Ennis’s pursuits of happiness are thwarted by complying with the heterocentric social norms. Similarly, the afflictions of conformity are reflected in Michael Patrick MacDonald’s memoir All Souls. In the 1970s South Boston, also known as Southie, people’s unquestioning conformity to the community norms leads them to discriminate against other races for no valid reason, degenerate into drug addicts, join gangs, steal…

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    psychological problems that are the source of our self-destructive behavior” (Tyson 16). In the novel The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, both Quoyle and Wavey’s past relationships cause them to suffer from the core issues of fear of abandonment, fear of intimacy, and fear of betrayal. Proulx describes Quoyle as a, “great damp of a loaf” (Proulx 2). Even…

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    The story, “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx presents us with a character named Ennis del Mar who is unwilling and unable to reach for his heart’s desire, a man named Jack Twist. Jack and Ennis meet when they are both young men, having grown up in almost identical situations. Both were high-school country boys with no prospects, brought up to hard work and privation, both rough- mannered, rough-spoken, inured to the stoic life. Both are real cowboys, both are also living the life expected of…

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    In the story we see “Momma” being picked on by some white girls while she stands on the porch. “ ““Naw, Helen, you ain’t standing like her. This here’s it.” Then she lifted her chest, folded her arms and mocked that strange carriage that was Annie.” As this goes on, Annie Henderson just stands there and continues to sing. She doesn’t get louder to tone out the mocking or get softer to show that the girls have affected her. As the girls say bye to her she stops sing to say, “Bye, Miz Helen, bye,…

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    This is a quotation taken from Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘’The Voyage’’. The story is about a young girl called Fenella, after the death of her mother she went with her grandmother to move in her Grandparent’s house in Picton, which is inspired from Mansfield’s personal life when she had to move out from her home in Wellington, New Zealand to London, England. Mansfield uses imageries, metaphors, and the setting to convey the two main ideas of darkness and light and the transformation of…

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    How did an increased interest in theosophy in the 19th century influence the direction of modern art? Theosophy, as a philosophical belief system, can be traced back to ancient times. Through her two part Isis Unveiled (1877), and her theosophical society, Russian Born Mme Helena Blavatsky, a religious mystic, played a huge part in reinstating the dogmas of theosophy into the art world. Isis Unveiled was written during a time of significant change around the globe. In 1859 Charles Darwin…

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    In Annie Dillard’s essay, Living Like Weasels, Dillard uses stylistic writing to make her story more universally understandable, starting from her initial encounter the with a weasel and the life lesson she took out of the encounter. The essay gives its readers an unusual comparison between the life of human beings and the life of weasels. There is also a physical description of how Ernest Thompson shot an eagle and found the skull of a weasel clinging to its throat which was a perfect symbol of…

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    Annie Leonard, best known for the creation of an animated documentary about the life cycle of Stuff and entitled “The Story of Stuff”, explains in a namesake book the polluting process through which the Stuff is created and eventually dismissed. Her message is clear: we not only have too much Stuff (she prefers not using the word goods, “since goods are so often anything but good”), we also do not use it properly. Annie Leonard is an American environmental activist whose greatest aim is the…

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    Annie Dillard’s mother inspired her to be who she is as a writer. Her mother’s love for language shines through in the way Dillard pieces together words and structures her works. The ideas instilled in her to never settle or conform to norms in life and is evident in many of her works and particularly in An American Childhood. Although her mother may have felt trapped as a housewife, she inspired her daughter to be free to express herself through language. Dillard’s mother was fascinated by…

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    A head strong woman who followed the steps of Henry David Thoreau to write the book “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She isolated her self in the wilderness and solely compared her observations with her thoughts on society and religion. In Dillard’s younger years she was considered a firecracker. She had many talents from drawing, painting to insect collecting, however her true passion was ball playing. Dillard was not afraid to sun bathe in outdoor activities, in…

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