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    However, if a daughter has no role model, she will be uninformed on the proper treatment for a child. Furthermore, Hagar grows up with an excessive amount of pride in her noble origin. She places an unnecessary amount of hope into her son John, believing he will continue on the tradition of the Currie pride. Hagar’s desire to rule John’s life leads to the loss of her son. The absence of a mother figure growing up, lead her father to dictate her life. As a result, Hagar tries to control her son’s life, following in her father’s controlling footsteps. When John tells his mother he is going to marry Arlene, his girlfriend, she objects to the idea of him marrying his true love. Hagar believes she will be unable “to hold up her head in town” (Laurence 199) if John marries Arlene. Once again, Hagar is merely focused on her own happiness rather than making sacrifices for her son’s happiness. Her incapability to recognize her stubborn behaviour is an indication of her lack of self-discovery. Moreover, a female is capable of learning proper motherly etiquette through the connection to other females. In desperate times, the action of a mother influences the daughter’s behaviour for similar circumstances. In A Thousand Splendid Sun, when Mariam recognizes desperation for food, she is willing to reach out to her unforgivable father for money. Mariam resembles a true mother figure; she is willing to put…

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    Stereotypical norms within society today play a vast yet unjust role in shaping individuals perspectives regarding diverse topics. While true that some individuals are informed to an extent so strong they are able to develop empathetic feelings regarding fragile topics easily, for the most part the majority of society is left in the dark, with only stereotypical knowledge, allowing for an individual 's resilience to develop mostly through empathy and maturity. Clearly evident in Margaret…

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    Who we truly are and who we are conditioned to be, despite being for the most part intertwined, tend to be incredibly different things. In the short story “The Half Husky”, written by Margaret Laurence, this topic, the topic of one’s true nature vs the nurture they receive, is thoroughly explored. Laurence suggests that despite the personality someone is born with, how they are raised and any significant early life trauma endured can later result in misplaced anger, devious behaviours, and a…

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    Biography: Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, in Southern England, on May 22, 1907. His family was one with strong religious beliefs. He is known for his outstanding performances of Shakespearean roles that pathed the way for his stardom (Laurence Olivier, 2015). Despite him living in England, he gave many contributions to the Hollywood film industry. For instance, modern classics such as Wuthering Heights and Marathon Man (Laurence Olivier, 2015). Starring as Heathcliff in Wuthering…

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    What 's Love Got to Do With It The masculinity of a man for centuries means considerably more than just strength, when in contracts to the femininity of a woman. Men have deconstructed women by their vulnerability of emotions and thus using their masculinity to inflict abuse against women. How this old perplexing distinction of manipulative abuse is utilized by men, will have an important role to play when using an eye- to- eye perspective leads in abusive relationships and self-discovery. …

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    Words can be very manipulative and persuasive, if used right, they can be used to get people to feel different emotions and make people do things. But also, they can be used to make people do things that they might not have ever done without hearing that speaker say what they said to them. Rhetorical and literary devices are included when people are trying to persuade and manipulate people to more effectively change peoples minds. In certain situations, this can lead to really bad endings and…

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    Cedric Deal 2nd Period Honors LA 9 Argumentative Essay 5/2/2017 Argumentative Essay “Thus with a kiss I die” ... “The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” a drama written by William Shakespeare is about two feuding families and children from the two houses, the Capulets and Montagues that meet each other during a party and have love at first sight. Sadly, they are forbidden to see each other in public so they find other ways. Even though Romeo and Juliet committed suicide, their untimely deaths are…

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    Romeo and Juliet Movie Comparison The classic play of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has been turned into a movie which are directed by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann. These two movies are similar and different in many ways and the directors of each play tried to put their spin on this classic play. There are many scenes which are different and similar but one is Act 5 Scene 3. One difference is that when Romeo came to find Juliet she was in a church while in the newer movie but…

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    King Lear Fatherhood

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    Shakespeare’s King Lear endorses the obsession for human societal acceptance and the importance of a role model to establish a characters identity. Parents, their parents, and their grandparent’s parents have impacted their children’s life more than that child actually realizes. Past and present generations are cohesive and the nurturing values implemented in the past are shared throughout their lineage. It becomes a tradition in certain families. This means childhood from the very beginning is,…

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    Shakespeare’s Women’s March (The treatment of women according to Shakespeare.) Many writers have different ideas of character treatment. Some people are biased based on physical characteristics, different personal choices, and even gender. Especially back towards the 1400 and 1500’s, women were not treated as equals, they were much considered as lessers. Some men had great thoughts about women and treating them as goddesses, and women were often the focal point of their writing. However,…

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