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    After reading Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, one may ask, how does this book fit into a course addressing genus, genius, and gender? For one, this course focuses on the female geniuses of literature and how they fall into the genus, which is driven by the male gender. In this respect, the narrator in Housekeeping is a young girl, Ruth, who happens to be the genius in this story. She tells us, in quite detail, the story of how her family came to reside in the town of Fingerbone, and the struggles she and her sister Lucille went through after their mother and grandmother passed away. Ruth starts out the story by telling us, the reader, about her grandfather, whom she never had the pleasure of knowing. She tells us of his paintings of…

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    In Sandra Cisneros’ bildungsroman The House on Mango Street, we see the main character, Esperanza struggle to find her place in Chicago, as well as within her own culture’s idea of the “perfect” woman, the ideal woman of her community and the ideal woman of the 80’s. In Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, we see two girls’ journey after they are abandoned by their mother in a small town located in Northern Idaho. Set in the 1950’s, we see Ruth and Lucille develop as they find their place within…

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    Essay 1 Throughout the course of this first half of the semester we have read over multiple different readings by different authors that all have intertwined such as “The Framework for Information Literacy”(FIL) as well as “Only Connect” . “Imagination and Community” by Marilynne Robinson is a short essay we read over earlier this semester that brings up the question of our community and of those who make it up. One of Robinson’s biggest concerns is that her imagination of a community of…

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    Within society, there are many types of housekeepers. There are the cleaners, those who run the household, and those who keep the family together. All types of housekeepers have been seen throughout the ages. They are also able to be seen throughout the story Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. In the story Housekeeping the cleaner of the family was the mother, Helen then the grandmother, then it was Lucille and lastly it was Sylvie. Helen kept the apartment clean enough so that her two…

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    For instance, there would be parts where it almost broke your heart but a little later it would have you feeling excited and happy. There was a lot of tension throughout the book as well. Like when Steve had had enough and was going to get himself out of the Robinson house right away. During that scene it kept you on edge, wondering if Willie Robinson was going to show up on the street anytime and drag Steve back into that nightmarish house. One part that stood out to me most was a simple…

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    out the love of his life – a girl called Alma, has already married to another man. Since that, he never fell in love again because he had promised he would not fall in love again. Nonetheless, being alone appropriated sometimes can bring us good things. For instance, some works, or logical thinking will be in best result while being alone. If we want to give full play in characteristic, concentration, and creative thinking, we should give us sometimes to be alone. However, alone is different…

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    ball. According to Weintraub (2013), more than 500 major league players served during World War II, and some did not survive. Great players such as Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Hank Greenberg, and Joe DiMaggio, famously served in the war. When baseball resumed following the end of the war, the game and the men, were as much a part of Americana as hot dogs and apple pie. Jackie Robinson Following World War II, baseball’s popularity was evident as stadiums filled to capacity and the term “national…

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    1947, a young man from Georgia stepped onto the field, he made history. Jackie Robinson was an African American baseball player who starred in the major leagues from 1947 to 1957. What made his career special was he was extraordinary at the game as well as being the first African American to play the game. He played with the Brooklyn Dodgers as well as the Kansas City Monarchs in the “Negro League”. This is important because Jackie Robinson led the way for many other African Americans to not…

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    After a great and successful season with the Royals, both as a baseball player and an experiment to see if the white society would except him, that is exactly what Robinson did; he moved up to the Dodger’s and broke the color barrier that had existed for the last sixty years. Regardless of his success in the minor’s as well as his success in bringing in a large amount of crowds on opening day with the Dodgers (26,623 fans), Robinson still met many hardships due to racism. He and his family…

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    “I loved baseball for a while, then wasn’t so sure, then loved it again” (Ankiel 1). In just one sentence of the Autobiography, The Phenomenon, Rick Ankiel described the many difficulties that came along his route to success. He was budding into one of the best young pitchers to step on the face of the earth, but then came the pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed his life. Ankiel’s book is an incredible story of how a big leaguer overcame the mental roadblocks in his mind to become a…

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