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  • Role Models In Amy Tan's Two Kinds

    motivated in her quest to become one of the geniuses her mother smothers her with. As a result of this early inspiration from pop culture, Jing-mei is spurred to dream up an alternate persona which represents an ideal image of herself. The effect of this symbol is enhanced later on in the piece when Tan personifies Jing-mei’s reflection to convey the dramatic metamorphosis of her idealistic outlook to an insurgent one. After continually failing to be like the children her mother reads about in magazines, Jing-mei’s wondrous fantasies of discovering an inner talent begin to crumble as she receives an acerbic taste of the reality of her abilities. This modified perspective prompts Jing-meil to abandon her attempts to become the image of a child genius. Rather fittingly, she comes to this epiphany regarding the futility of her efforts while pondering her own reflection: “I looked in the mirror above the bathroom sink, and I saw only my face staring back…and then I saw what seemed to be the prodigy side of me…the girl staring back at me was angry, powerful…I had new thoughts, willful thoughts” (Tan 2). With this depiction, Tan is fleshing out Jing-mei’s prodigy side and exploiting her reflection as a visual tool to represent the image Jing-mei has crafted in her mind. This comparison is particularly poignant considering this alter ego is still a part of Jing-mei; it is simply a varied form similar to a reflection or shadow. At this point, Jing-mei’s hopes of success have…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Gifted Children

    For those who doubt the innovative potential of America 's youth, look no farther than your own gifted child when it is time to do homework. From the dog ate it to we don 't have any this year, your little Mozart has probably produced his or her own lines of genius. Rest assured that America 's lineage of scientists, inventors, and artists will continue. Homework is not the reason. In harnessing this creativity, in fact, it is malnutrition. Thankfully, bright minds happen to be a resilient lot.…

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  • Lewis Terman's Expectations Of Success

    A study done in the early 20th century by psychologist, Lewis Terman, took kids with the highest IQ scores across America and placed them in a group called the Termites. This group of individuals were considered to be the “best of the best” and were fully expected to have great success in their careers and even take on some of the top positions in their field’s. However, to Terman’s surprise, these were, in fact, not necessarily the results. Though many of the Termites would go on to have good…

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  • The Paradox Of Androgynous Genius

    Anita Onyimah Lives of Women and Girls G 09/26/2015 The Paradox of Androgynous Genius In ‘A Room of One’s Own’, Virginia Woolf argues that women have been barred from fiction by a set of societal obstacles that would thwart creativity in anyone, no matter their gender: poverty, domesticity, illiteracy, and social criticism. She claims that, because women have been financially dependent on men for centuries, their creativity has been modified to fit masculine standards. Thus, they have had…

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  • Michelangelo's Melancholy Genius

    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free,” (Michelangelo). Michelangelo had made many achievements and had a long life with a good career. Born March 6,1475, in Coprese. His nickname is “Melancholy Genius”. Melancholy means a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. He had influenced the developed of Western Art. Michelangelo had a hard childhood with his family being in a small-scale bank in…

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  • Negotiation Genius Summary

    a. Analysis: (“What & Why”) In Negotiation Genius, Malhotra and Bazerman demonstrate in the chapter of investigative negotiation that there are five different strategies to utilize when information is being reserved by the opponent. These are to build trust and share information, ask questions, give away some information, negotiate multiple issues simultaneously and make multiple offers simultaneously. During this part of the negotiation I felt that the opposing party was reticent in sharing…

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  • Two Military Genius

    The Killer Instincts and Deference of Two Military Geniuses The killer instincts and deference of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson claimed many victories for the Confederate Army and helped the army endure a long harsh battle against the Union. As General of the Confederate army Robert E. Lee demonstrated his military genius through his ability to anticipate enemy movements. Lee also showed his military genius through developing new battle tactics that positioned his generals to take…

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  • Genius: A Short Summary And Analysis

    Genius is Dissension On a gloomy day in 399 BC, a prolific philosopher lost his life through execution for daring to question moral character and believe differently from the state. In 1663, a dignified astronomer paced his home in solitude after being placed under house arrest for proposing the preposterous hypothesis that the Earth revolves around the sun. In the spring of 2013, thousands of people roamed through an art exhibit displayed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibit…

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  • Aschenbach A Genius Analysis

    Nicholas Emery Professor Garmann Freshman Year Seminar 110-02 October 31, 2017 Is Aschenbach a Genius Aschenbach lived his life as a very disciplined and hardworking writer who had written great works and was quite well renowned and often considered to be a literary genius. Early in the novella, Aschenbach begins to look for a way to escape his disciplined, dedicated life, and his literary fame many only dream of. Aschenbach's interaction with a weird man near a local graveyard is what leads…

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  • Are Genius And Madness Related?

    their childhood, a mental illness, or everyday suffering. He considers all types of artists including but not limited to the following: Amy Winehouse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Jane Austen. Simonton’s “Are Genius and Madness Related? Contemporary Answers to an Ancient Question,” conveys that creativity and psychopathology do share similar characteristics, but the traits that creative people display are not equivalent to complete madness. Mentally ill artists should not be afraid to seek…

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