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    Women In Advertising

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    From the start of the 20th century to the 1960s, the advertising world has evolved from polite textual information to suggestive pictorials full of sexual innuendos. Women scantily clad are projected from large screens in public spaces to help advertise products ranging from cars to lingerie. Women’s body was objectified and used as a tool to sell related or unrelated products. Sex sells and while it may only appear to define our appearance and clothing choice, its impact goes deeper into our culture, extending into our language, our words. One such example would be the advertising methods around stockings. Looking at a Peck and Peck (figure 1), a women’s clothing retail store, stockings at from 1901, the text advertisement was a simple listing…

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    White Stockings Essay

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    It was crooked from the start. On October 1, 1919, in the bottom of the first inning of the first game, White Sox ace pitcher, Eddie Cicotte, struck leadoff batter Morrie Rath. This signaled a consortium of gamblers that "the fix was in," as Chicago players had agreed to throw the World Series in exchange for various sums of money. Eddie Cicotte, Claude “Lefty” Williams, Joe “Shoeless”Jackson, Oscar “Happy” Felsh, Arnold “Chick” Gandil, Charles “Swede” Risberg, Oscar “Buck” Weaver, and Fred…

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    Blue Stocking Analysis

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    Out of all the readings, Fanny Fern’s writings resonated with me the most. The way in which she wrote about the expectations placed on women reminded me a lot of the expectations both my family and society has often placed on me. Fanny Fern’s Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the "Blue Stocking" really hit home as it describes a lot of my actual home life, but it also dove deeper into our society gender roles. As both a writer and an artist, I have had to become a master at steeling time between…

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    In the two stories “A Pair of Silk Stocking” by Kate Chopin and “A&P” by John Updike, there seems to be a common theme among both of them. In the two stories both the main characters seem to struggle between individual impulse and responsibility. We can see both Mrs. Sommers from “A Pair of Silk Stockings” and Sammy from “A&P” struggling with it throughout the story, this is present to the reader through their actions. In the stories, we know that both of the characters share a common class.…

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    Throughout the three short stories “A Story of an Hour”, by Kate Chopin, “The Chrysanthemums”, by John Steinbeck, and “A Pair of Silk Stockings”, by Kate Chopin, lies a common thread that weaves the theme that in previous generations women were not permitted to indulge their pursuits and with it, their individual freedom and destiny. As the women protagonists experienced this new found freedom it was as if a looming veil hung over their head for years, finally faded away. Each protagonist became…

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    Early Intensive Stocking management practices pose a serious threat to biodiversity in the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie region. Annual spring burning coupled with intensive cattle stocking following the fire. This practice has been estimated to be roughly twice the stocking rate as the area can provide. In which ungulates are grazed for 90-120 days into late summer or early fall (Robbins, et al 239 ). The combination of fire and intense grazing has been demonstrated to have negative impacts on…

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    In “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin Chopin explores a stereotypical female role of a women in the 1800s. Women are usually supposed to be selfless and not supposed to anything for myself. When Mrs. Sommers acquires the 15 dollars though instead of spending it on someone else or her children she buys herself some items, some food, and enjoys a movie. By doing this she is breaking the stereotype that women are supposed to model. Even today mothers are stilled viewed as selfless…

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    Imagine you are faced with two choices, where one is the right choice you know you have to make, but there is a tiny part of you that just wants to make the other choice to see what plays out. Which one would you choose? The more reasonable decision that would surely guide you down the right path, or the erratic decision that you are taking a risk on? In Updike’s “A&P”, Herbert’s “The Nothing”, and Chopin’s “A Pair of Silk Stockings”, the three central characters, Sammy, Jean, and Mrs. Sommers,…

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    Sommers, in Kate Chopin’s “A Pair of Silk Stockings” must face a conflict between benefitting herself or benefitting the greater good of her family; the difference between her and the previous characters being that her choice gives insight into not only her values but how her past has created them. An example of this can be seen when Mrs. Sommers is faced with the choice of purchasing silk stockings or not, does after a few moments, and the narrator states that, “She was not going through any…

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    There are many great stories by Kate Chopin but there are two in particular that I would like to compare and contrast. The two stories I am talking about are The Story of an Hour, and A Pair of Silk Stockings these two stories both have to deal with making decisions. Someway these stories are comparable because both ladies in the story are having unexpected problems Little Mrs. Sommers unexpectedly acquires fifteen dollars and Mrs. Mallard unexpectedly finds out her husband dies. Also, back to…

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