Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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    The importance of Materialism over family of Mrs. Dickinson and Hester “To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible” – Marie Von Ebner – Eschenbach. The short story “Tears Idle Tears” written by Elizabeth Bowen, and “The Rocking – Horse Winner”, written by D.H Lawrence, possess main characters with similar characteristics. Both stories are written about a mother who does not show the usual emotions that a mother should towards her son. Mrs. Dickinson and Hester live what would seem to an outsider as successful lives but neither are satisfied. Their materialism causes them to neglect their families. Neither mothers are capable of loving their children because they believe that their lives could be better than…

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    Marie von Ebner Eschenbach once said, “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” I agree with this quote. During youth we learn and experience a lot of our “firsts.” Our first word, first steps, first bully, first fight, first kiss, first relationship, first love and first time. Thus, when we get older we evolve and understand more of what life is and what is expected of you. Though I am merely fifteen years old and haven’t graduated high school yet, I’ve matured and have learned from my…

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    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, once said “In youth, we learn; in age, we understand.” Youth is a time of learning and is most defined as the period after childhood and before adulthood. During youth, there are times of teamwork, but there are times to stand on one’s own self. Short stories send messages to the youth of growing into one’s true self through trials in life. Moreover, protagonists from young adult short stories demonstrate themes of individuality and acting on one’s own self through…

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