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    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

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    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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    As noted before, prostitution sparked immense interest of the people of England, and driven many to become concerned. However, those who found the opportunity to possibly speak for the defense of the woman committing the act, often did so in poetry and literature. Significantly, the author explains that “there was nothing particularly unusual in finding a prostitute walking the pages of a Victorian novel” (p. 4022). However, it was unusual in the way that some of the authors decided to portray…

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    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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    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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    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 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

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    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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    you show how such a character functions in the work. You may wish to discuss how the character affects action, theme, or the development of other characters. Avoid plot summary. In many works of literature, it is often a central point for minor characters to have substantial impacts on a novel. Khaled Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” for instance, depicts a relationship between a mother and daughter that results in years of feeling unworthy, guilty, and hopeless. The fundamental basis…

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    American College Testing(ACT), a college entrance exam, has expanded in usage throughout the United States to a great extent. Three important developments of the ACT have occurred spanning from the creation of the test to legislations passed only a few years ago. First came the creation of the ACT and why it was created in 1959. The next development was in 2001 when Illinois and Colorado were the first states to require their high school students to take the ACT. The final development was in…

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