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    Miss Havisham

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    improve his social status. The book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is about a young boy named Pip and his life journey. Pip is an orphan who lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe, and brother-in-law, Joe. The only source of income for their family is Joe who works as a blacksmith. One day, Pip is taken to Satis House, which is owned by a wealthy heiress named Miss Havisham, and meets Estella, the adopted daughter of Miss Havisham, who taunts him based on his social status. Later on, Pip is given a large sum of money by an unknown benefactor and goes to London to get a proper education. Dickens uses Pip as an example to show the flexible class system of the late eighteen hundreds, the behaviors associated to the different classes, and what true wealth is. Society in the eighteen hundreds was changing. The rigid class system of the seventeen hundreds transformed into a flexible class system where there was room for self-improvement. Although it required effort, people were not stuck in the level of society in…

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    Miss USA Pageant

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    Many teen girls dream of modeling in beauty pageants; on a down side, the public has chosen to say beauty pageants sexualize women. However, this is false for the Miss USA Pageant. The Miss USA Pageant doesn’t sexualize women for the reason of having interviews on girl’s personalities, judging on confidence, and how the girls present themselves. The judges mostly look at the girl’s personality. At the beginning of the pageant, each contestant gives the judges a bio about themselves; with…

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    Miss Julie Sympathy

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    The trigger for sympathy for the eponymous character Miss Julie The inevitability of fate as a motor for drama has been used through the ages and August Strindberg’s controversial play Miss Julie falls into this grouping of literary classics. The eponymous protagonist (daughter of a count and a commoner), is driven by a hereditary need to integrate with the lower class yet simultaneously lord over them. Using her sexuality but also tempted by lowering herself socially, she beds her servant,…

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    Miss Brill Loneliness

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    “Miss Brill”, written by Katherine Mansfield, is the somber short story of loneliness and disenchantment. Miss Brill, an elderly woman whose most treasured possession is the outdated fur she drapes over her neck, visits the town square to people watch. She has been doing this for so long now that she views the whole scene as a play, of which she believes she is an integral part of, but her world is shattered when two teenagers mock her and complain about her presence as a nuisance.…

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    Miss Congeniality Analysis

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    Miss Congeniality is an action comedy film that came out in the year 2000. This film starred the very well- known actress Sandra Bullock, who plays an FBI agent who has to undergo a transformation in order to become a contestant in the Miss America pageant. Bullock was later nominated for Best Actress at the 2001 Golden Globes, for her performance in Miss Congeniality. From its opening weekend till now Miss Congeniality has made close to a hundred and seven million dollars. The director of this…

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    “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield is a short story about an old woman attempting to live her sad, lonely life through others. Through indirect characterization Mansfield conveys to the readers the pseudo happiness, self deception, detachment and loneliness Miss brill suffers from. Although Mansfield never truly tells the reader about Miss Brill’s personality; through point of view the reader can infer what Miss brill is like and her state of being. The third person limited point of view used…

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    elegance and taste, she is Miss United States (Lawrence).” This song, from the soundtrack of the movie Miss Congeniality, describes amazing women who have been crowned Miss United States. While outside of this movie, in the real world, we do not have Miss United States; we do have other titles similar. Beauty pageants encourage their participants to be the best versions of themselves they can be through building the contestants’ confidence, giving them an unparalleled experience and supporting…

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    In the ‘Great Expectations’, the author Charles Dickens uses a character to describe love. “What real love is. It is the blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!”(Page 188). This is Miss Havisham’s definition of love. Pip, an antagonist and one of the important characters, if not the main character has gone to visit Miss Havisham, the mother of…

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    In "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield, an elderly woman describes how she feels and what she sees as she visits Seaside Park on a Sunday afternoon for her weekly ritual. Miss Brill portrays a lonely, elderly English school teacher who would like a different reality from the one she lives in. Miss Brill attends Seaside Park as an escape from her reality and to feel as a part of society. Miss Brill time is only taken up by her trips to the park and her 5th grade students. Mansfield shows the…

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    Pip is a young boy, he meets the rich and secluded Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham introduces Pip to her young adoptive daughter, named Estella. She raises Estella to not love, for she is intent on saving Estella from heartbreak. While she does this, she also trains her to break the hearts of others, much as her heart was broken by a man in her youth. She eventually learns to regret her teachings, showing Miss Havisham as being a dynamic character. When the reader first meets Miss Havisham, she…

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