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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In A Missionary Family

    Growing up in a missionary family, we did not have the luxury of name brand clothes and most of the time we did not get new clothes; only hand-me-downs, which we received from missionary closets at churches we visited across the country. Missionary closets are stocked with items similar to that of garage sale, like stationary, school supplies, bath towels, toiletry items, kitchen items, clothes, shoes and much more. However, unlike a garage sale, there is no payment upon leaving. Because this was normal for our family, I had no idea the stigma that some of society puts on people who buy or, in our case, are given used items. In addition, I was also homeschooled, which limited outside influences that would make me think shopping in mission’s closets was anything but normal. As a young girl, I never thought this was odd or different nor was I embarrassed. I would leave the closet feeling happy, excited and thankful.…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Poverty

    lined with broken coolers, wood scraps, gardening tools, and broken tables. There were also several storage closets which were even more of a disaster. They were piled from the floor to ceiling with random stuff, junk, and a whole lot of trash. We all looked around, completely bewildered. We could not believe that kids actually came here to hangout and have fun. As we looked around at the task ahead, Carrie came in to ask us what we thought. One of our leaders replied simply, “I think we better…

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  • The Secret Closet Analysis

    Purpose of secret closet Dimmesdale has peculiar night activities. Hidden from the public eye, Dimmesdale practices mortification of the flesh in his “secret closet” as his way of coping with his guilty conscious. “In Mr. Dimmesdale 's secret closet, under lock and key, there was a bloody scourge. [Dimmesdale] plied it on his own shoulders; laughing bitterly at himself the while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly, because of that bitter laugh” (132). The poor minister suffered from…

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  • The Celluloid Closet Analysis

    Gays were excluded mostly in films. Strict production codes for movies like the Hayes Code made gayness forbidden in films up until the late 20th century. Hollywood’s strict rules forced gayness to be closeted and overt at best: “…Hollywood’s sly hints and inadvertent leaks, whereby it, for example, through Katherine Hepburn’s androgynous character in Sylvia Scarlett merely ‘Introduced the possibility of homosexual activity in the film…’” (Ross 168). According to the documentary The Celluloid…

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  • Sedgwick's The Body In The Closet

    The body in the closet Visibility is not simply about the recognition, identification and categorization of bodies, but it is also how bodies negotiate and exist within systems of power. These are the very dynamics which regulate the invisibility of certain bodies as well. The idea of the ‘closet’ which Sedgwick develops, points at how complicated the promise of invisibility inside the closet and visibility outside the closet is. According to her, culture can be understood through the…

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  • How To Organize A Closet Essay

    Deciding to organize your closet can be an amazing decision if you allow it to be. This process can shave off hours of pillaging for a certain item of clothing, which will allow you to spend this time more productively; however, if you do not make a commit to the maintenance of your closet, chaos will strike and the organization will disintegrate. One must always keep in mind that there is multiple ways to organize a closet, and my suggestions may not be the best rout for you to take. Before…

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  • Closet Racism Reflection Paper

    The weeks where we learned about whiteness and the property value of whiteness helped me learn about myself and learn from myself. One thing I learned about myself, which was the toughest thing to learn about myself, but it is getting easier to accept is that I fit into the category of a closet racist like Paul Gorski talks about in his article “Language of Closet Racism: An Illustration”. It was hard to accept at first because I always believed that I was a person who never discriminate against…

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  • Analysis Of Bersani's Epistemology Of The Closet

    At the height of the AIDS epidemic, a melding of revolutionary ambitions and homophobic misrepresentations give rise to the empowerment of Queer Authors to challenge and shift the heteronormative systems of society (“Queer Histories”). Leo Bersani and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick are two queer Authors who have impacted the public and academic structures of knowledge during this crisis. Examining Bersani’s “Is the Rectum a Grave?” and Sedgwick’s “Epistemology of the Closet,” both are positioned towards…

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  • Personal Reflective Essay: The Closet

    The Closet Recently, I started my sophomore year of high school. I came in the year, clueless of what was going to happen throughout the year. I walked into my second period English thinking it was going to be like any other boring year of English but my teacher brought up the question of “who are you?” Like anyone else in the world the first thing I thought of was, “Duh, I am Madisyn. I love to play softball and I like music.” But what I didn’t realize was she meant my culture. “What is…

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  • Celluloid Closet Film Analysis

    a woman from anywhere. You ever had a Swiss watch?” A powerful line like the previous statement from the 1948 film Red River already suggests that, ever since the rise of the film industry in the Hollywood scene, the society already knows the concept of labels—of who is gay and who is not. However, the stereotyping of every character in the film as a gay person or not during the early times is very much boxed within the limited knowledge about gender and identity. Film critiques or even…

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