The Awakening

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  • Modern Women In The Great Gatsby

    The progressive era in the late 1800s and early 1900s served as a turning point for women regarding the role they play in society. The traditional woman was domesticated and obligated to suppress opinions, both of which resulted in a lack of freedom. Some women and organizations wanted change. They worked to obtain the right to vote, as well as gain economic, political and social equality. In the novels The Great Gatsby and Dracula, the differences of a traditional woman and today's modern woman…

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  • Comparing Characters Of Sulla And Nel In Toni Morrison's Sula

    Although Sula and Nel were inseparable in their adolescent years, the differences in their natures become prominent and as years go by and they lose touch with one another. After Nel gets married, Sula leaves her hometown because there is nothing keeping her in the Bottom anymore as Nel devotes her life to her husband and children and puts Sula on the sidetrack, which is a natural course of events in Toni Morrison’s view. Sula stands in opposition to the ideals of a woman because her desire is…

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  • Clarissa And Chris From Lifeguard Analysis

    I decided to do Clarissa from the Dancer and Chris from Lifeguard for a compare and contrast. Clarissa is a confused girl trying to discover her identity and culture; by finding it in Dance.She Chris is a dedicated swimmer and does not focus on anything else, however he learns the true meaning of friendship. When an individual has a rough time in life, they discover something that had been missing in their life, results in compassion and happiness. The connection between Clarissa…

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  • How Does Henry James Present The Conflict Between Women And Society?

    The nineteenth century was a large feminist movement as women pushed against their “roles in society.” Women were beginning to act contrary to “expected” beliefs and actions. To expose and respond to this social inequality, many women took to writing- novels, letters, pamphlets, and speeches. Overall, literature during this time often focused on the conflict between women and society. Henry James was an American author often regarded as an important figure in the literary culture of the…

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire Bathroom Analysis

    Bathing and the Role of the Bathroom in A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on the mysterious and thought-provoking personality and state of mind of Blanche DuBois. Throughout the play the most prominent characteristic we learn about her is her desire to be fresh and to look young. In connection with her wish of eternal beauty comes the important symbol of the bath which appears several times during the play, to help not only Blanche to rest and find…

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  • Narrative Essay About The Guardian Mermaids

    Deep below the surface of the Pacific ocean, there was city hidden. Where nobody would or could see, where magical creatures that no one could ever know. when they're once live the guardian mermaids of Shallow waves. Lunabelle Lunabelle where are you?! My mother yelled. I Stop Make little water bubbles, With my hand. I always wonder why, why do I have this power and how?.I had just gotten This power on my 14th birthday and I felt I was different but so different that I’ll have something so…

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  • She's Lost It By Louise Bourgeois

    There’s no escaping the fairy tale in popular culture; a woman trapped under duress, awaiting for a man to rescue her. It’s an archetype that transcends time and continent, but whether it’s approach to gender roles is outdated is an entirely different question. Louise Bourgeois was fascinated with this concept, due to her parents tumultuous relationship and the trauma surrounding identity that pursued her throughout her life. One of the pieces that highlighted the existence of gender roles in…

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  • Social Criticism In Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin

    Kate Chopin's short story, Desiree's Baby, is a work that explores multiple themes commonly considered taboo for late 19th century discussion. Most writers of the time rarely elucidated on such themes; and least of all female writers. To fully appreciate the work in its entirety, one must first understand the social critique of the times and then formulate an idea of just how impactful a story such as this one could be. This was an era in which the majority of creative literature focused on…

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  • Inauthentic Identity In Nora Helmer, By Henrik Ibsen

    emphasized a woman’s obedience to her husband. Ibsen acknowledges the fact that in 19th century life the role of the woman was to take care of the house duties by raising the children and attending to her husband as the protagonist of the play Nora Helmer does. During the play Nora rebels against these cultural norms, she abandons herself from her husband and her children when she finally finds herself as an individual. Throughout the play Nora Helmer’s character presents an inauthentic identity…

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  • The Quest For Freedom In The Yellow Wallpaper By Kate Chopin

    Within Helena Turners picture The Bird Cage we can see a woman holding a bird cage in front of an open door. Here the bird is trapped within a cage, which is more of a physical trap. This can also go on to represent the fact that women within pieces of literature in the 19th century were portrayed as having feelings of being restrained within their personal and social lives. The fact that the woman that is holding onto the cage is also standing in front of an open door which is showing her…

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