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  • Dolly's Influence In The Best Little Whorehouse

    Some of the situations that the film characters contend with are based on the real experiences of the ‘Nine to Five’ women. To turn her idea into a reality, Fonda enlisted the help of screenwriter Patricia Resnick and director Collin Higgins. Fonda then produced the film through her company IPC which she and her business partner Bruce Gilbert had formed after she decided she wanted to have control over her own work. The lead characters were written with Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in mind. Dolly agreed to do the film under the stipulation that she could write the theme song and Fonda agreed. During her down time on set, Dolly wrote ‘9 to 5’ after being inspired by the way her acrylic nails mimicked the sound of a typewriter. The song went on to top both the country and pop charts, and eventually won Parton a Grammy for ‘Best Country Song’. Parton had become a successful crossover artist, even topping charts in the UK, which once again increased the size of her fan base and range of her…

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  • The Vagina Monologues Summary

    Plan of Investigation Who is Eve Ensler? How did she tell the truth? How has her truth made an impact on our society? How is that impact felt today? There is a tremendous amount of information online about her work and the truth she has told to the public media over the years. I plan to research these questions by reading articles, watching videos on sites such as YouTube.com, and watching Eve Ensler’s TED talks to gather information about her. I also plan to read her play and possibly watch…

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  • Analysis Of A Fine Balance By Rohinton Minstry

    Fictional literature enables readers to gain new insights on the world through transportation into alternate places and times, an example of this is in the two texts A Fine Balance (1996) by Rohinton Minstry and The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck where the idea that adverse experiences can impact an individual’s beliefs is explored through the different ways that the composers of both texts convey how living in a hostile environment and loss can change an individual’s personal…

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  • Camping For Their Lives Analysis

    Scott Bransford uses his piece “Camping for Their Lives” to discuss the growing number of ‘tent cities’, or small ramshackle communities of homeless people, in the western portion of America (McWhorter, 2015, 385). Bransford opens with a picture painted scene of Taco Flat, a tent city located near Fresno, and anecdotes from its residents to guide the audience into the reasons behind said cities. Bransford appears to subscribe to the quote from Larry Haynes found in the article that states: what…

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  • The Theme Of Loneliness In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    Steinbeck uses biblical allusions to warn the oppressors, those who lack compassion that judgement day is coming. We can visualize with his illustrations throughout the text, that; through hardships, the Joad’s can be compassionate. Rose of Sharon a key character; a character that shows no one has an excuse to why they cannot be kind. A wasted journey where the Joad’s travel to a land of deceit. During a time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Steinbeck, describes the Joad 's travels,…

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  • Character Analysis: The Grapes Of Wrath

    Grapes of Wrath Essay The Grapes of Wrath is a story of the Joad family during the Dust bowl, and about their journey to California in search of work. Throughout the book, you see how the characters treat one another in hard times, and how it effects them. Dehumanization and brutality plays a huge part throughout the story and it shapes the way the characters act, feel, and say. The Joads are from Oklahoma, and are referred to as "Okies". It was originally used to describe people, but it soon…

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  • Theme Of Powerlessness In The Grapes Of Wrath

    Imagine 150,00 square-miles devastated by drought. Little rain, light soil, and high winds made for a destructive combination. Imagine watching your husband fight with the bank’s hired thugs because you can’t pay the mortgage on your devastated farm. Imagine being m scared because your husband always knows what to do, and in this moment you can see uncertainty in his eyes. The Grapes of Wrath is a story the depicts the loss of humanity that comes when people are robbed of their power and…

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  • Lens Of Feminism In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    Mrs. Thomas-5 DC English October 23, 2015 The Grapes of Wrath: Through the Lens of Feminism Since the beginning of civilization women have lived their lives subjecting to males. They have been excluded, oppressed, and discriminated against. This patriarchy imposes women the tasks of satisfying their family, being housewives, and not participating in any decision-making due to the belief that women lack intelligence. During the 1930’s Dust Bowl, this patriarchal ideology was slightly…

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  • The Grapes Of Wrath Rhetorical Analysis

    This passage particularly struck me as Steinbeck explains what sets humanity apart from all other species—what makes us so different that we can excel and progress. Steinbeck explains that it is our hard work that builds us up, and in this way I believe he alludes to to the migrant workers as if to say that while they deserve fair wages, unions, and better working conditions, their hard work is not required to diminish. The quotation above adopts an almost biblical tone as it speaks of the toils…

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  • Women In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    John Steinbeck stressed significant contrast between men and women in society, by providing extensive work on developing protagonist male characters to prove their superior rank. The Grapes of Wrath, taking place during the Great Depression, brings life to a family struggling through a serious drought in Oklahoma, and attempting to find better work and land in California. The novel, written in 1939, at the end of the depression, highlights strong male roles as Tom Joad decides to move his…

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