James Tiptree

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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find And A Good Man Is Hard To Find

    Much of Contemporary Literature finds itself between ‘something’ and ‘nothing.’ The ‘something’ which gives purpose or meaning, but the ‘nothing’ negates the ‘something’ and then draws these characters back into the nothingness of modernity. Both “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” written by Flannery O’Connor and “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” by James Tiptree Jr. focus on on the “too” much, or a cataclysmic event that in turn draw the reader and characters back to the nothingness. Essentially, these texts stress that horrific events are going to occur without any purpose or reasoning to explain the “why” of it. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” the family finds themselves faced with a life alerting moment when they meet The Misfit, however, this…

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  • Analysis Of The Girl Who Was Plugged In By James Tiptree

    The protagonist of his piece is a young woman by the name of P. Burke who is described as “the ugly of the world” (Tiptree 2). A company called GTX selects her for an interesting marketing job that requires her to be plugged into a machine through skin electrodes that allow her to remotely control a beautiful but artificially grown human body named Delphi to subliminally advertise products to the public. When P. Burke first plugs in, Tiptree narrates, “Sitting up in the bed is the darlingest…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, 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…

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  • Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

    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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  • Soccer In America Speech

    teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!” Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?” I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.” He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is fill-in-the-blank. Good luck. Please, sit down.” But I cannot sit down. It is not…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    I say high to everyone and then walk back through the Sasquatch sized door and walk down the hall to the living room. As I enter the room I 'm greeted by a sweet citrusy pine smell that makes the setting complete. I sit down facing the tree looking beyond into the black abyss and twinkling lights. I pull out my grandpas fly fishing book like I do every year. I read the cover, “ The Complete Angler” by James Prosek. Every year I can never seem to finish the book but I get closer every year. This…

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  • Confidentiality Essay

    Mr. Wilson and I sit down to start his assessment. I explain what the assessment is for and confidentiality. We first start by obtaining personal information. He gives me his full name, his address, and talks about his wife who passed away. While talking about his wife I asked if he had other family members. Mr. Wilson told me he had a daughter and a pet dog. He told me he used to work as a farmer but know he just enjoys siting with his dog on the porch. I asked if he had any close Nabors…

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  • The Professor And The Madman Analysis

    Simon Winchester’s book, The Professor and the Madman, is a tale of tragedy, insanity, and academia. The book tells the story of two men, Dr. James Murray and Dr. William C. Minor. These men were very similar in nature, but led very different lives due to circumstances of environment and mental health. Dr. Murray was a lifelong academic, always pursuing education. Dr. Minor was a surgeon for the Union Army in the United States Civil War, who grew increasingly madder until he murdered a man in…

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  • Literary Techniques In The Turn Of The Screw

    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the…

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  • The Theme Of Slavery In James Joyce's Araby

    Through the Eyes of the Innocent Written in 1905, and first published in 1914, James Joyce’s “Araby” is the tragic story of a young, nameless boy’s first infatuation with an older neighborhood girl. He lives in a dreary world dominated by the Catholic Church. Without understanding, the boy’s great adoration for the girl quickly becomes an obsession. As the narrative progresses, the boy thoughtlessly swears to the girl he will bring her back a present from the town’s bazaar. Because of his…

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