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    Dorcas Abiola Xavia Dryden 02 December 2015 English 237 The Courageous Black Women ofBrewster Place and Their Lives “The Women of Brewster Places” focuses on seven women who struggle to balance their emotional lives but are interconnected in some way as they are all residence of the Brewster place. The author Gloria Nayolar gives a combination of dual cultures of African American women migrating from the Southern to the northern part of the United States of America. Brewster place is a community. How the women of Brewster place presented each other as a pillar of strength to deal with certain obstacles in their lives. In the first chapter of The Women of Brewster Place, presents Mattie Michael the main character and pillar of the Brewster…

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    The Self in Society: Exploring Cultural Embeddedness in Gloria Naylor’s Fiction “Gloria Naylor is a strong voice, and a compassionate one,” said Brad Leithauser, Emily Dickinson lecturer in the humanities.” she writes-and speaks-with solid decided vigour of someone who has given her subject its thoughtful due.” Naylor believes herself to be a wordsmith and a storyteller. There is a reflection of her personal life and familial past in the form of names,…

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    They need to feel accepted The women of Brewster Place(The Two) is a great novel written by Gloria Naylor in 1982. In this novel she told a story of two lesbian women that lived in Brewster Place who were involved in a complex relationship with one another. The sight of the lesbian couple made the other women of Brewster Place feel uneasy because they were so different from them and they could not figure out how two women could be together. Lorraine struggled to gain acceptance and to…

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    language formed in a society is determined by the meaning behind the words that the culture speaks. In the essay, “Mommy, What Does ‘Nigger’ Mean?” Gloria Naylor also states that spoken and written words have power and meaning. However, words themselves are not offensive or harmful, but rather it is by the general agreement among society that gives them their true power. Naylor creates a persona throughout her essay by using anecdotal evidence, comparisons, pathos, and ethos. By…

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    The film Sunset Boulevard, made in 1950 is a black and white film. The film is about Norma Desmond an old actor, who has issues accepting that she is becoming old. The movie was good with the setting, costumes, lighting, music, and being presented in black and white color. The film presented in white and black color explains the movie will be mysterious and have many secrets hidden. The main character in the film beginning with Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, suffers accepting that she is…

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    Joe Gillis: A Character Study Joe Gillis is one of the most interesting characters to ever grace the silver screen, and a character that is still studied to this day. While Gloria Swanson’s historic performance of Norma Desmond garners more attention and praise, I would make the argument that William Holden’s portrayal of Joe Gillis is just as intriguing. Billy Wilder created a character that I have never been so unsure of, he is one of the great examples of the anti-hero. He’s not a great guy,…

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    Anna Monson, Sam Blankenship, and Mattie Rametta Horror Story Henry was a small child who had just turned the age of nine. He lived with his grandpa who was seventy-three. Henry’s grandpa didn’t pay much attention to Henry, he had dementia and other mental diseases so he didn’t know much about taking care of Henry. From the age of five Henry had to learn how to care for himself. Henry was very intelligent, he had to learn how to cook food for himself, wash his clothes, and take care of other…

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    Gloria Steinem was born March 25, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio. Gloria started out in her early days to be an author, but no one would take her writing as she is a woman. One day she went to watch an abortion hearing. When in high school, Gloria herself had an abortion, so the topic hit close to home. At the hearing, she heart arguments such as “abortion is murder”, and watching all the women fight for rights that day impacted her. She chose to become an woman's activist. During the late 60’s, she…

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    Twin Sister

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    Everyone has some talents, but if nobody discovers our specialty and encourages us to develop, it will bury their talents. In the article “Believing in the True Self”, Gloria Steinem says the children who are encouraged to follow their interest became better than those who are motivated by reward, punishment or competition with other children. Gloria’s point of view shows encouragement can help people develop their interest efficiently. There is a good example to prove Gloria’s point of view. In…

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    A quick glance into Joan Didion’s life would put readers under the assumption that she identifies as a standard second-wave feminist. A prominent female writer in the 1960s, Didion had initially left me drawing connections to the likes of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. Even her stern gaze present on book covers and articles seems to give off a sense of feminine mystique. But after careful venture into her work, it is my understanding that while feminism plays a role in what Didion tackles as…

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