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    Parkinson looks at Edmund Wilson’s essay "The Ambiguity of Henry James". Parkinson writes that the essay “begins a new chapter in the history of the criticism of The Turn of the Screw” (Parkinson Chapter 3). Parkinson directly quotes Wilson when he writes "the young governess who tells the story is a neurotic case…

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    A Line of Corruption: Turn of the Screw 1898, England, a society of hardened social classes in which people were engrained into the class in which they were born. Henry James, a wealthy writer and philosopher moved to England from America…In his book Turn of the Screw, Henry James warns that an inattentive upper class is blinded by their own prejudice towards the lower class causes a chain of corruption. Quint is the person with the lowest status in the novel yet he succeeds in creating…

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    and labeling others. I will not spoil the story for anyone who desires to read it, but throughout the novella, James shows how humans categorize others and how that is very unhealthy and cruel. Winterbourne tries to put Daisy in a box; Daisy tries to put him in a box. Society also studies and categorizes Daisy. I, as a reader, labeled each character to specific type or personality, and James labels me and all his readers by assuming that all human beings are obsessive labelers. In the end, it is…

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    1830-1980, “Women, within our dualistic systems of language and representation, are typically situated on the side of irrationality, silence, nature, and body, while men are situated on the side of reason, discourse, culture, and mind” (Showalter 3-4). Henry James’s governess in The Turn of the Screw exemplifies a woman represented in exactly this way. Subtle clues in the novella’s language and organization lead to conclusions to be drawn about exactly how stable the governess’s mental state…

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    integrating the disparate parts of their psychological being into the self. This means that they must accept all parts of themselves from the dark part one represses to the male/female psyche. Jung called the individuation process a heroic journey. In Henry James ' Daisy Miller: A Study, the titular character embarks through the three stages of the heroic quest to find herself. Separation is the first stage of the hero 's journey. It can be broken into five parts: the call to adventure, the…

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    letters, pamphlets, and speeches. Overall, literature during this time often focused on the conflict between women and society. Henry James was an American author often regarded as an important figure in the literary culture of the nineteenth century, focusing on literary realism and trying to capture life as realistically as possible. In The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James reveals the realities of how society’s expectations of women and unequal gender relations in marriages affected women of…

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    In the primary source “James Henry Gooding, an African American Soldier, Pleads for Equal Treatment, 1863,” discusses how black soldiers were not being treated as equals in comparison to their white counterparts. Their main concern was with being underpaid for the same work as the white soldiers. They felt as though they were being treated as if they were “contraband” instead of freemen. In a way, African Americans were still in a way being treated as slaves when in fact they were free. The…

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    “Henry ford Created the first mass-produced car” (St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2013). Using past knowledge and applying it to new situations Henry Ford helped change the industrial age. He grew up with nothing huge, just a normal family. He tinkered with steam watches as a kid to develop a skill of engineering at a young age. He used this skill to help him in his early jobs. Henry Ford was the Da Vinci of the early 1900’s as he impacted the industrial age with his vast engineering…

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    counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his horse and carriage. At that moment, I grabbed and put on my coat and boots. He was driving one of my favorite holiday carriage and horse called Dale. They decorated the carriage with assorted ornaments and lights. As James became closer, I got excited.…

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    Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away. Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my…

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