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    dominance and women had a “supporting role” to them, not by choice. The Yellow Wall-Paper, shows steadily throughout the male superiority that John, her husband, and doctor has over her. “John says if I don’t pick up faster he shall send me to Weir Mitchell in the fall. But I don’t want to go there at all.” (Gilman, 650). John has complete control in the marriage and thinks that his wife will get better on his terms. Meanwhile, it only appears to be driving his wife more ill. When she starts to…

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Sarah Kay’s poem, “The Type” were written in different time periods. Both texts discuss contradicting ideas about the role of women in society and ability to express discontentment. (present voice not passive/weird wording) “The Yellow Wallpaper” takes place in a time period when (or where) males dominated society, and women were effectively worthless, dependent of their partner and were also seen as illogical. The text…

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    In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, the narrator is going through a nervous depression as she spends summer vacation in a house with her husband and sister-in-law. Even though her husband, John, seems to be taking care of her with good intentions, his means are to control her. Being trapped in her bedroom, she takes notice particularly to the yellow wallpaper in the bedroom. With her imagination running vigorously, and no means of expressing it, she begins to lose touch with reality.…

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    Allyson L. Masciotti-Hamedl and Kevin Hamedl, from Poughquag, N.Y., which is located in Dutchess County, N.Y. have a lawsuit against Disney Vacation Development Inc. They state that a bed bug infestation ruined their stay at Disney's Vero Beach resort in Florida. Continuing on, they mention suffering from physical and emotional distress for several months afterwards. Their lawsuit is seeking damages of between $100,000 and $1 million. It states Disney failed to “exercise reasonable care and…

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    Window of the Soul: How Writing Allows Expression of the Human Condition Throughout every society’s history, there has been a prevalent inequality between the females and males of that population. Women were considered slaves or property belonging to men; thus they have been viewed as second-class citizens and intellectual inferiors. The result of this prejudice was to restrict woman’s lives exclusively in the domestic sphere. This limitation severely controlled their interactions and…

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    Source II: Wallace, Shana. “Beyond Imminence: Evolving International Law and Battered Women's Right to Self-Defense.” The University of Chicago Law Review, vol. 71, no. 4, 2004, pp. 1749–1781. In this article author, Wallace objects to the use of battered woman syndrome as a self-defense. Wallace also explains that as of 2004, battered woman syndrome statistically is the most widely used self-defense plea by abused women who kill their attackers. She provides two major criticisms on…

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    The Shopper's Identity

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    we don’t die, we shop. But the difference is less marked than you think.” (DeLillo 38) Murray criticizes the concept of consumer culture by indirectly suggesting that it influences the shopper’s identity. By accumulating labels and symbols, one is slowly killing their identity and replacing it with these labels and symbols. Furthermore, Babette’s preference for her green visor sheds lights on the ways in which consumerism manipulates ones identity. DeLillo, in this instance, describes how…

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    Toluene Research Paper

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    Robin Galloway Chemistry Mrs. Reichert 4/22/16 Want some toxins with your beauty? “But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose” this was written by an English poet by the name Anne Bronte, this can be interpreted to mean that you can not be rewarded with beautiful things if you do not suffer through the pain that comes with it, but when will people realize that some things are just not worth it? In our daily lives, we are exposed to numerous chemicals…

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    Throughout the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, the author Charlotte Stetson goes through the struggle of being a women in the late 1800’s. She experiences isolation, insanity, and depression. In order to get through these phases, Stetson creates a self image in order to fulfill the emptiness in her life. Isolation is the act of one being all alone and occurs many times throughout the story. The protagonist and her husband have recently moved to a more spacious house to care for the…

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    “So I live in one big weird collage,” Caroline says in Lauren Gunderson’s I and You. It’s evidenced by the play’s set that this is true. Caroline has been sick all her life and cannot go to school, so she spends much of her time in her bedroom. Because of this, her bedroom has become a reflection of her character and her life. Caroline’s “busy, colorful but not girly” bedroom has the sloped, angular walls of a finished attic room. This was a creative decision made by the set designers in the…

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