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    The men’s inability to empathize with women’s situations and their ignorance to the women’s values cause female characters from both stories to lose important aspects of their lives and personalities, resulting in a deterioration of their states of mind. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Jane’s husband John, in a poor attempt to “cure” her, restricts her freedom and puts her on a “scheduled prescription for each hour of the day” and “hardly lets [her] stir without special direction” (Gilman 75). Despite Jane’s protests, John forbids her from performing any activities as part of his “cure” and continuously tries to help her heal by taking away her freedom, exhibiting a fundamental misunderstanding and unwillingness to listen to her feminine opinions. Jane also admits that she “did write for a while in spite of [him]; but it does exhaust [her] a good deal -- having to be so sly about it” (75). Her need to be “sly” and “exhausted” contradicts her usually complacent behavior, indicating a change in Jane’s personality due to the restrictions placed upon her. This loss of freedom causes Jane to lose pieces of her old personality and eventually drives her to insanity. Minnie Wright in “A Jury of Her Peers” suffers similar losses. After marrying John Wright, many aspects of Minnie’s personality and lifestyle were molded to fit her husband. She became docile and quiet as her personality changed drastically under the new oppressive environment of marriage. As Mrs. Hale searches the Wright…

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    This chapter of the story begins with Scout and Jem making their way to town to buy a baton for Scout among other things. They pass Mrs. Dubose’s house. She is sitting on the porch and begins to make snarky comments about the Finch family. On their way back from town Jem is unable to act responsibly and this results in him destroying Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes. Prior to this Atticus had warned the kids to act nicely to Mrs. Dubose because she is an ill elderly lady. When Atticus returns home…

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    Symbolism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson Symbols are often use in stories to portray more of a literal meaning. Conventional, literary, and allegory are examples of the different types of symbolism. Symbols can be displayed in many different ways. People, objects, and events are just a few of the ways. Throughout the short story, "The Lesson," Toni Cade Bambara uses symbolism in many areas. The title, "The Lesson," is one symbol that Bambara uses. Miss. Moore, the teacher with a…

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    On Saturday night, at the Academy's annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, the American film director, producer and actor - Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds (American actress, singer, dancer and film historian) and the American film, stage and television actress - Gena Rowlands, were all given an Honorary Oscar for their contributions to the film industry. Spike Lee, who has produced over 35 films since 1983, has never won an Oscar in spite of the previous nominations for Best Original Screenplay for…

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    The missionary meeting was a turning point in Aunt Alexandra’s demeanor towards all others. She, “Smiled brilliantly. ‘Stay with us, Jean Louise,’ she said.” (p. 307). Even though Aunt Alexandra was only doing this to change Scout, it was different from how Scout was treated before. In this case, Aunt Alexandra was speaking to Scout more as an adult, than a child. Not only that, but she wanted Scout to assimilate into her own crowd. This illustrated that Aunt Alexandra felt that Scout did not…

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    Karen Baez (age 13) was hanging out with her friends Yesenia (age 12) and Emily (age 13) they all went to an after school program that allowed their parents to pick them up later while still being under adult supervision. Karen wanted to apprehend why the tutoring center was not open Yesenia and Emily were confused too, not understanding why they could not receive assistance with their homework that evening. The girls were puzzled, they thought that since they were present there should be no…

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    States, LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss Photo (Left to Right): Ashley Williams, Hannah Cheramy, Sam Jaeger, Kiefer O 'Reilly Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss Do you and your sister Kimberly ever plan on doing a project together at some point? Elaborate if possible. We are... Shhhhh... Working on something right now! Stay tuned! In October Kiss, how much input did you have in the character of Poppy? Many of us fans felt that you played the…

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    Five Places In Sierra City

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    Laurence awoke to an awful racket of Nuthatch’s chattering outside his bedroom window. It was not quite seven o’clock and Mrs. Rayes would not rise for some three or four hours. After finishing his second cup of coffee, Laurence headed off in the direction of town. Though it was called Sierra City, the place Laurence now trod, was indeed a town and not a city, a city, to his knowledge, possessing a more sophisticated weather forecasting system than a suspended rock hanging above a sign that…

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    Calpurnia Mother Quotes

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    Aunt Alexandra and Calpurnia act as mothers to Scout throughout the entire novel. Though Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra have very different parenting techniques, Scout is still given a great example of what a woman, as well as mother, does and is. Even though Calpurnia is the hired help at the Finch house she acts as a very strong and ever present mother figure to both Jem and Scout. She has been the one to care for Scout and Jem since they were young. She is regarded as a very important person in…

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    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Many people adore this author, Dr. Seuss. He wrote numerous books; several have morals in them, such as this. If you want something to change, you have to take the initiative and make the change. In John Mayer's song Waiting on the World to Change, he declares that he can not beat the wrong in the world so he will wait until things get better. Mayer says the fight is not fair and he does not have the…

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