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  • Chloroform Research Paper

    Chloroform was accidently exposed by Dr James Simpson and two other colleagues, during which the scientist’s mistakenly inhaled chloroform with the impact of the drug leaving them lying on the floor without any recollection of the events (Poovey, 1986). Because of Snow’s use of chloroform throughout November caused an argument to arise about the nature of labour and the mastering of women, however enthusiasm decreased after Queen Victoria was administered chloroform for the deliveries of her eighth and ninth child (Snow 2008). The debate reacquired control after Snow voiced his opinion “chloroform can do what others cannot which is a deep sleep without long periods of energy” (Poovey, 1986) and with the ensemble of committees to study chloroform and the psychological effects but previously 123 fatalities occurred. Members of public agreed with Snow about the power of chloroform and effects being more pleasant, economically achievable and easier for transportation between patients. The debate altered an important part of mid-Victorian discussions of women due to the crucial role that medicine plays with forming scientific justification (Bristow, 2013). When Queen Victoria was pregnant in 1850 she struggled with doctors about the administration of chloroform for her next birth. Her doctors contemplated using Dr. Snow but due to Professor Charles Meigs advising against chloroform, prudence won and the Queen was denied chloroform (Poovey, 1986). Perspectives changed and doctors…

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  • Health Care Field Experience Essay

    What if we lived in a world with no sick people? This is an ideal world that most people would like to be in. The sad truth is that this isn’t the case, my family saw this first hard on October 12th, 1993 when my brother passed away at the age of five. Even though I had yet to enter the world, I grew up seeing the emotional effect it had on my family. Till this day every year we light a candle once a year. My desire to prevent other families from having an identical experience was the Catalyst…

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  • Literary Analysis Of The Outcasts Of Poker Flat

    The Duchess and Piney lay together on the floor of the cabin in peace. Not saying a word for hours. They lay there while the last embers on the fire go out. They slept that day and the next as well. They stayed this way until help arrived wiping the snow of their faces. Their faces expressed serenity with their arms around each other. Francis Bret Harte was born on August 25, 1836, in Albany New York, and died May 5, 1902 in London. Harte’s family arrived in New York and also in Brooklyn in the…

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  • My Last Lachess And Goblin Market Poem Analysis

    and Christina Rossetti illustrate women’s oppression by men in Victorian society within their poems, “My Last Duchess” and “Goblin Market.” The Duchess, Laura, and Lizzie all act against the expectations set for them with varying ramifications. The poets use different narrative perspectives and careful word choice in order to depict the subjugation of these women, their rebellion against it, and the punishment they face for rebelling, calling public attention to the mistreatment of women. In…

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  • Compare And Contrast My Last Duchess And Checking Out Me History

    “Checking Out Me History” both express anger through a first person perspective, in the form of a dramatic monologue, although the poems offer two different portrayals of anger. In Browning’s poem, the reader is introduced to a seemingly expressive and biased rant from the Duke about his past Duchess, speaking to an envoy. ‘My’, the possessive pronoun, implies he sees women as possessions. The Duke thinks the world revolves around him because he owns "a nine-hundred-years-old name”, the reader…

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  • Essay On My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

    Poems happen to be words that mean more than they look. May they express a message, describe someone’s point of view of his/her life or anything, poems are able to do so much with so little. Such is how famous poet of the 19th century Robert Browning managed to do with his writings. Through his writings of My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, we will look upon the way that he believes men would become alongside women. Replaced for stronger than interesting To start it off, let’s discuss…

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  • The Two Gentlemen Of Verona Character Analysis

    work published. Details of the play would have to be noted or often pirated without his consent following a performance. In this play there a few main characters that needs to be introduced. The Duke (of Milan), has the highest title of Milan and is the father of Silvia. Silvia is the daughter of the Duke and is the beloved of Valentine.…

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  • My Last Duchess Dramatic Monologue

    “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a poem written in the form of a dramatic monologue. In it, the speaker describes the portrait of his late wife to the servant of a prospective bride’s father. Throughout the description, the speaker’s sociopathy is made increasingly clear, with the heavily implication that he was the actual cause of the wife’s demise. Browning reveals the prideful, control-obsessed, and sociopathic character of the speaker through self-boasting, caesuras in the monologue,…

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  • Feminism In My Last Duchess

    to challenge. In Margaret Atwood’s “My Last Duchess”, this happens to be the case for her female protagonist when her class studies a poem by Robert Browning that is also titled “My Last Duchess”, in which a Duke had his Duchess killed for his own selfish reasons. Unexpectedly, the young girl’s interpretation of the Duke is vastly different from the rest of her class, thereby leading her to struggle with having a contentious opinion in addition to dealing with the realities of womanhood and…

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  • Slavery In Sylvia Plath's The Applicant

    An Application for Slavery In Sylvia Plath's poem "The Applicant", a male marriage applicant is being interviewed for his quality as a suitor and his willingness to accept the girl being offered for marriage by the narrator. While the young man is being grilled by the narrator, he does not near experience the harsh narrative treatment that the prospective bride receives, being purposefully deprived of both gendered pronouns and choice of action as part of the arrangement. Plath uses metaphor…

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