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  • Anne Sexton Her Kind Analysis

    The poem “Her Kind,” written by Anne Sexton, is like a walk down the speaker’s memory lane; a dark and twisted memory lane. Anne Sexton, an American poet, was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1938 and at a point in her life she suffered from a mental breakdown; and eventually committed suicide (815). Sexton’s poem is written about the speaker’s past self and experiences; we could assume that the speaker of the poem is actually her. The speaker is reminiscing on many of the things that she has been in the past, for example, a witch and a caretaker. The poem seems to highlight the speaker’s personal experiences and attitudes, which gives the poem a significant and friendly tone. The readers do not know much about the speaker except that she is a woman and they can understand why the speaker’s life has been everything but normal. The poem “Her Kind” consists of three stanzas, each of which observes a different aspect of a woman and also, the speaker’s personal progression and experiences of these different characteristics. The author begins the poem with the first word being “I,” which explains who’s experiencing the different things that the speaker talks about. The word “I” attaches the readers to the speaker of the poem. The speaker immediately starts talking about and emphasizes on being a witch: a “possessed”, “lonely”, and “twelve-fingered” witch. With the word “possessed,” Sexton is proposing that at times a woman can be infatuated; meaning that from time to time, a…

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  • Analysis Of The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost

    A fork in the road lies ahead of the speaker as he contemplates on which one is the better path. Incapable to see what lies ahead, he opts for the better looking and less worn out one, but soon contradict himself saying that both ways look equally fair. Thinking about one road, he takes the other telling himself that one-day he will return to try again, although it is very unlikely. The speaker anticipates his future with a sigh saying that he took the one less travelled by road making all the…

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  • Character Analysis Of The Yellow Wallpaper

    the day yet is caught behind the bars again amid the night (Gilman 188). Since the wallpaper has been uprooted she has gotten away and the storyteller is allowed to withdraw into the visualization 's brain. There is a solitary piece of the story that mirrors the breakdown of her personality all in its own, and that is the point at which she keeps in touch with: "I have out finally, regardless of you and Jane! Also, I 've pulled off the vast majority of the paper, so you can 't return me!"…

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  • First Impressions In Pride And Prejudice Analysis

    Pride and Prejudice is a romance novel written by Jane Austen and published in 1813. Pride and Prejudice is firstly a novel about surpassing obstacles and finding true love and happiness. The story follows the emotional development of the main character Elizabeth Bennet, one of the five daughters of Bennet family, who has the tendency to judge too quickly. As the story progress, Elizabeth learns the difference between the superficial and the essential, throughout her relationship with Mr. Darcy.…

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  • Jane Mallett Research Paper

    nails, leaving bits and pieces of mangled rubber at the bottom of the lake. The second front was the leaky roof with another indomitable spirit. Jane filled buckets of tar adding dollops older temporary patching till she could get her local fix-it man, Henry Jennings, to do a more permanent…

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  • Relationships In Pride And Prejudice

    In the novel Pride and Prejudice there are two main relationships. The first relationship is between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The other relationship is between Elizabeth’s oldest sister Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley. These two relationships directly contrast one another. They have many similarities and differences in their relationships. In the relationship of Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley you can see that the characters are very similar. Jane is a very gentle and patient girl. Mr. Bingley…

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Northanger Abbey By Jane Austen

    Jane Austen is known for being a writer of women, and romance, but she is a major influence of gender stereotypes after her time. In many of her works, Austen would flout at how femininity and masculinity were ruled by societal standards. Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey follows suit with this concept, by depicting her characters as what was expected of their gender to what was abhorred in upper-middle class and high society. The second to the youngest of eight children, Jane Austen was born on…

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  • Analysis Of Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys

    In a traditional novel, the author composes the story to describe fictional character and events usually in the form of a sequence. On the other hand, Jean Rhys subverts traditional literary structure by having multiple characters narrate the story. Rhys wrote the novel to include racial, gender and cultural identity to help the reader understand what it meant to be a ‘Jamaican mad women’ rather than just a mad woman. She uses the three factors to give the story meaning. By having more than…

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  • A Comparison Of Optimism In Voltaire's Candide

    In novels, we often encounter characters that are oblivious to reality and only see what they want to see. In Voltaire’s “Candide,” Dr. Pangloss is one of those characters. Throughout Voltaire’s short novel, Dr. Pangloss’ philosophy of optimism makes him appear blind to the suffering he goes through. Voltaire intentionally uses the characterization of Dr. Pangloss to poke fun at Leibniz’s philosophy. Similarly, to “Candide,” Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” also include characters who pride…

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  • Influence On Family Relationships In Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

    Throughout the many dramatic and thrilling novels in the world, one of the top ones is Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen. Set in England, the novel tells the story of Elizabeth Bennett along with her other four sisters. Everything seems normal for the family up until Mr.Bingley and his good friend Mr.Darcy move into the neighborhood. Mrs.Bennett is desperate for her daughters to marry, so as soon as hears about their new neighbors, she immediately begins to investigate. Bingley quickly…

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