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    while men create all the action. (Mulvey ) In the insurance company the men are the one’s selling the insurance policies while the careers for the women are secretaries and elevator operators. Yes the film displays women and men working in the same office building, but not on equal footing. Not to forget the sexual harassment the women face from the men. An example in The Apartment is when Mr. Kirkeby slaps Ms. Kubleik’s behind with a folded newspaper as he exits the elevator. Ms. Kubleik is not your usual female role though. She yells after him to watch his hand and threatens to close the elevator door on him next time amputating him. Fran Kubleik has short brown hair which is different that most other female roles. Billy Wilder chose Shirley MacLaine to play her to break away from the traditional Hollywood starlet. Kubelik is an individualist who wears a carnation even though it is strictly against the regulations at the insurance company. At one point she states that just because she is in a uniform doesn’t make her a girl scout. She has attitude that is rare to see. This shows that she is not intimidated by men and should not be taken lightly.…

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    3:58 p.m. I’m sitting on my dark brown, leathered chair, watching an episode of Orange is The New Black, while Mark is walking around the apartment in a hastily manner. As Mark is walking a marathon in here, I notice that our apartment looks peculiarly similar to that of Joey and Chandler’s in the sitcom Friends. We have an entertainment center that takes up at least 27% of the room. We have a 40 inch flat-screen television. We have a foosball table near the kitchen. We even have a portrait of a…

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    Coco Chanel was a woman of great intelligence whose influence revolutionized the way women wore clothes and made a huge impact on the fashion industry world. Her quote: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud” contains a huge life lesson that I agree with. Coco Chanel was trying to say that you shouldn’t be scared to speak your mind and you should question the standards society has put out for you. This quote reminds me of a time when I, like Coco Chanel, stood up for what…

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    Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, Coco Chanel lived a life of …. When Chanel’s mother died, her father sent her to the Aubazine Shelter which was run by sadistic nuns. However, this is where Coco learned to sew and six years later, at the age of 18, she became a seamstress. In her free time she enjoyed singing at clubs in Vichy and Moulins. A few years later Chanel met, a young english polo player, Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. A while later Boy Capel helped Chanel, now a certified modiste, open a…

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    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson takes place on June 27th where the villagers are all about to gather around the town square for the lottery. There are children playing, gathering rocks and putting them into a pile. The village consisted of around three-hundred people in this village compared to other villages this one was a lot smaller because it only took this village about a couple of hours to do while others it can take up to days. While the children were the first ones at the square others…

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    Shirley Jackson 's "the Lottery" is a short story about the faults of tradition, dealing with multiple forms of traditions. Given that the "the Lottery" presents the idea of tradition as superfluous in circumstances regarding social negativity; also given the time period that the short story, "the Lottery" was published--the year of 1949--which is only one year before the second wave of feminism began (from 1950-1970) with these two givens one could assume that one of the traditions that the…

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    “Young Goodman Brown” and “The Lottery” People face various bizarre events at different time of their life time when they try to imagine something is happening to them whereas it is the real thing happening. In the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne “young Goodman of Brown”, a man named Goodman Brown sets off for wilderness to meet some stranger who has never appeared in his life. The instance that the person is new and they are meeting in the deserted wilderness is more bizarre than many people would…

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    Ruth is the wife of Walter Lee and has a son named Travis. She works as a laborer in other peoples homes. The play describes her as about thirty. “We can see she was a pretty girl, even exceptionally so, but now it is apparent that life has been little that she expected, and disappointment has already begun to hang in her face” (1293 Hansberry). Throughout the play she talks about how life isn't always what it seems. It seems as if she has given up. She is tired settled woman. When she is…

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    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Tiger in the Snow by Daniel Wynn Barber are two short stories with similar themes and genres. Themes such as suspense are used by both authors and are used in various ways by the two authors to engage readers. The plot structure of both of these stories are very similar, with the conventional plot structure up until the falling action and conclusion. Both stories use the same narrative perspective however, the way it engages with the reader is vastly different…

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    The personality of a character typically reveals how and to what extent they will be able to face a barrier that is placed in front of them. Kind-hearted Paul from the short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, written by D.H. Laurence in 1926, has a level of perseverance to which most readers would never be able to compare. However, this unbreakable focus ultimately leads to his failure of breaking the barrier and to his tragic death. Tessie, an independent thinker from the short story “The…

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