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  • Factory Workers In Victorian Era Essay

    Profession brought to light the social injustices and the hypocrisy of women during the time period making it a timeless piece encapsulating serious issues in the Victorian era. There was estimated to be about 55,000 prostitutes in London during the late 19th century and these prostitutes were not always seen as dirty and unholy, but at times seen as “as poor, yet independent, working women” (""The Great Social Evil": Victorian Prostitution."). Prostitutes were normally young women in their late teens who would rather sell their bodies than work in factories or sewing shops. Prostitution was legalized after the passing of the Contagious Diseases Act of 1864, 1866, and 1869 (Shaw). While this legalized the acts of prostitution, it also entitled the police to arrest a woman if they suspect her of being a prostitute and could examine her for signs of venereal disease. This became a matter of public controversy and the era of “The Great Social Evil” was born, prostitution was more and more common and women were able to legally work in order to support themselves. The perception of who a prostitute was began to evolve and William Acton stated that the old idea that a prostitute was someone who was “the dirty, intoxicated slattern, in tawdry finery and an inch thick in paint” began to change to reflect that the women were “generally pretty and elegant” (Acton, 27). Much like the woman Shaw envisioned for his play, these women were taking charge of their own lives and careers in…

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  • Victorian Era Ideology

    The ideology behind the Victorian Era is vast and extensive. When it comes to mind, most people conjure up images of elegant balls, fancy carriages, and romance. This might have been the case for some, but the vast majority didn’t get to bask in that picture. For the lower class, they were projected to make an annual income of only 25 pounds, while the aristocrats made up to 30,000 (English.uwosh.edu). The Victorian Era began in 1837 when King William IV died, and Victoria took over the throne.…

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  • Characteristics Of Oedipus As A Tragic Hero

    To be Mad or Not to be Mad? That is the Question. Have you ever thought of yourself as a tragic hero? A tragic hero a great character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for defeat. “ According to the critic, a tragic hero has three prominent characteristics: (1) a will-power that surpasses that of average people, (2) an exceptionally intense power of feel- ing, and (3) and unusually high level of intelli- gence.”(George Detmold 219) With being a tragic hero, come a tragic flaw. A tragic flaw…

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  • Pursuing Higher Education Analysis

    readers have gathered, many single mothers were able to transition out of poverty and have a realistic future for them and their families. Education allowed them to have opportunities they wouldn’t be able to have without it; mothers are able to demolish the stereotypes that they are unable to achieve success without a husband. Education makes such a huge impact in everyone’s life, and people are able to achieve so much with it. Another point Adair makes concerns the negative impact of the…

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  • Truth In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

    When Jim speaks of the “real, real” truth, this suggests the acknowledgement of his prior inability to face the moral conscious effects of the Patna affair, while the “real” truth suggests his seemingly moral redemption in Patusan. Prior to his time on the Patna, Jim was aboard a training ship fantasizing about saving passengers from sinking ships and other heroic feats, when a group of fellow seamen notified him of a nearby conflict. Jim stood to see the seamen rushing up ladders to the deck,…

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  • Counselor Reflective Essay

    Counselor educators and supervisors wear multiple hats while conducting services as a supervisor. As a supervisor, it is vital to understand the qualities that each role presents. Within this assignment, I will discuss the three roles I believe to be important within the supervisor role. I will also discuss the challenges that could potentially present themselves while acting as a teacher. Finally, I will discuss the importance of each role and what the literature review reference for future…

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  • Hurston Language Model

    In one situation, the men of the town crowd around one of the black women, Daisy, fighting over her while the porch sitters watch. There was “A big burst of laughter at Daisy’s discomfiture. The boys had to act out their rivalry too. Only this time, everybody knew they meant some of it. But all the same the porch enjoyed the play and helped out whenever extras were needed” (67). Hurston uses diction choices of “play,” “act out,” and “extras” to connote this scene with a play, as if already…

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  • Are Humans Selfish Essay

    Charles Montgomery elaborates in his article “Why We’re Sometimes Kind Without Reason” how people act when they first meet. To us, the first impression is everything and we will be anything just to impress others. Why is it that other people’s opinions always matter the most to us? We let what other humans think of us consume us and all we think and act on is that instinct to make each individual like us. Can you even call yourself an individual if all you do is adjust yourself to other eyes?…

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  • The Importance Of Trigger Warnings

    Critics that claim that these warnings act as shields from the inevitability of reality fail to recognize that more often than not these trigger warnings are for those who have already experienced a reality that they would rather not relive. That reason alone should be enough to negate any critics ' argument completely. But what of the students that would simply experience discomfort in the event that being exposed to merely sensitive and uncomfortable topics are approached? It all depends…

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  • Standardized Testing In Schools Pros And Cons

    parts of the United State. It stands for American College Test. It’s the ACT. Now originally, the ACT was used in the early 1900’s to help students from lower income families be recognized by ivy league schools. In modern time, the ACT is used as a required test throughout the United States; and often used in college applications. However the ACT has been a disputed subject as of late. Many wonder if the ACT is bias towards certain groups or communities of students. Others argue that the test…

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