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    Chloroform Research Paper

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    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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    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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    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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    Before I graduated from high school, I had a five year plan all thought out for myself. FIrst, I would attend SUNY Albany and obtain a degree in business. Then, I would attend a cosmetology school, get the 1,000 hours needed to take my state board exams, take those exams and get my cosmetology license. All of this would eventually lead to opening my own salon in the future. About a month before my graduation, my mom, 37 at the time, was rushed to the hospital. She had a stroke in the middle of…

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    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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    “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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    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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    Robert Browning was a genius when it came to his poetry, many thought him brilliant, yet they were also skeptical of his work because of how dark and disturbing some found it to be. Browning’s work was found to earry and sketchy by many because the treatment of women in multiple of his poems. Some of these poems include “My Last Duchess,” “Life in a Love,” and “Porphyria’s Lover.” Browning’s “My Last Duchess” is found disturbing because of the finale statements made by the speaker and even more…

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    With a further manifestation of the dukes possessiveness seen throughout the structure of the poem in which the numerous uses of caesura illustrates the duke’s control over the conversation and compliments the Duke’s own arrogance. Throughout the conversation the Duke is, in effect, manipulating his guest as if he were a puppet- sit down, stand up, look at this, notice that- a representation of just what his free-spirited wife would have resented to do. With this the impression is created that…

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    Duchess” the author describes a teenage girl who is in transition of becoming an adult. She feels anxious about her future but finds comfort and an understandable nature of the character the Duke, and defines herself through his independence in comparison to the unmistakably joyful Duchess. Atwood’s “My Last Duchess” involves Browning’s “My Last Duchess” by exploring the nature of the Duke, looking at the young girls perspective on authority and relationships. While reading the poem “My Last…

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