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  • Who Is The Narrator's Struggle For Identity In The Yellow Wallpaper

    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator tells her story in a series of journal entries which portrays her descent into madness. We as the reader follow her transformation as we are led into the deepest corners of the narrator’s mind and hear her inner most thoughts, yet she remains anonymous as we never even learn her name. Because of this shift in sanity, the narrator’s credibility is constantly in question. Although, the cause of this shift transpires…

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  • Gender Roles In Charlotte Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

    • In Charlotte Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Gilman challenges the unjust patriarchal social system that enforces biased gender roles during the 19th century: when wives are forced into oppression by the idea that their husband knows best in all aspects of life and marriage. She utilizes the narrator’s feelings towards her own domestic role as a prison instead of a normal social structure. Confined to a single room due to a misdiagnoses of post-partum depression, the narrator…

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  • Love Interests In Chopin's The Awakening

    Throughout the novel, despite being married to Leonce, Edna has several different love interests. When Arobin was at Edna’s house one night “he leaned forward and kissed her, she clasped his head, holding his lips to hers”. Even in Leonce’s home Edna feels no shame in being with another man. Edna even describes the kiss as “a flaming torch that kindled desire” (110). Arobin was not the only man that she was intimate with; in fact, Edna said to Robert when he returned from Mexico “now you are…

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  • Lezley Saar Madwoman In The Attic/Madness Analysis

    Lezley Saar was born in 1953 in Los Angeles California. Saar became known for transforming old books into assemblages. She attended the L'Institut Francais de Photographie in Paris, she also attended the San Francisco State University and received her B.A at the California State University at Northridge. In 2000, she won an award at the California State Senate Contemporary Art Collection. Saar’s artwork has been exhibited at many places such as the MOCA Museum, the Ackland Art Museum and the…

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  • The Author's Voice In Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle

    Author’s voice is the individual style in which an author writes his or her works. Author’s voice has been prevalent throughout literature. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls develops her own voice trough her writing. Within several significant events, she uses diction, syntax, figurative language, point of view, and many other styles of writing to portray what happened to the reader. At the beginning of the story, Walls starts off the memoir with an extremely significant event. As she is…

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  • Harjo's The Woman Hanging From The 13th Floor Window

    1. I would like to work with Harjo's "The Woman Hanging from the 13th floor window" because it is the most interesting poem. I really enjoy the analysis of a woman who deciding between life and death on the unlucky number 13. 2. I believe the theme is about a broke woman who is thinking whether to die or live on an unlucky floor number. The woman is struggling with demons in her past that relate to poverty, her Indian heritage and what choice will she make to die or live. 3. The poem meaning is…

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  • Similarities Between Still Alice And Wash Westmoreland

    The film Still Alice, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is able to show the impact of having Alzheimers. This is revealed through the emotional and physical impact it has on sufferer Alice, the effect on everyday life and the influence it has on families. The directors convey this through the use of camera movement, mise-en-scene, lighting and editing techniques. The emotional and physical impact Alice experiences is strongly evident in the use of camera angles, movement and…

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  • Why Charlotte Perkins Gilman Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

    In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published The Yellow Wallpaper. Since then, much has been said about The Yellow Wallpaper. Several interpretations and a vast amount of critiques have spawned since it was first published. These coming from other authors, feminists, and even Gilman herself shed some light on her motive for writing this story in Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The Yellow Wallpaper is a profound commentary on women’s rights, as well as women’s health. It also plays on…

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  • Essay Comparing The Bell Jar And The Virgin Suicide

    a. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Jeffrey Eugenides The Virgin Suicides both examine the relationship between victims and the world surrounding them; while Plath creates an individual, inspired by herself, who fights against the world, Eugenides, affected by his youth in a violent city, writes about a suburban society, instrumental in oppressing the Lisbon girls. While both protagonists fight against their worlds with their painful pollution and challenges to male superiority, they struggle to…

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  • Fahrenheit 451 Meme Analysis

    (MIP) This meme is focused on a main point about the society in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, about how nobody in this society actually knows anyone else. (SIP 1) In the book, Montag doesn’t even really know his wife, Mildred. (STEWE 1) Early on, Montag had a moment where he realized, “And suddenly she was so strange he couldn't believe he knew her at all” (39). Montag, just like everyone else in this society has people who they think are closest to them, that are actually strangers. (STEWE 2)…

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