The Awakening

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  • In The Country Of Deceit By Shashi Deshpande Analysis

    In the post- independence period woman was struggling in patriarchal societal set up for her identity. In 1960, feminism rose against the colonial rule, patriarchal practices and traditions enhance the ideology of female subordination. Shashi Deshpande’s novel In the Country of Deceit is a story of a woman Devayani who began to see the universe with their own eyes and not through the male gaze. She is shown recovering from the stage of catastrophe and mental dilemma through spiritual realization…

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  • What Is The Theme Of An Unknown Girl And The Necklace

    Explore the issue of belonging and how it is presented in ‘An Unknown Girl’ (Moniza Alvi) and ‘The Necklace’ (Guy de Maupassant) Although one is a poem and the other a famous short story, both ‘An Unknown Girl’ and ‘The Necklace’ are united by one ubiquitous theme: the issue of belonging. ‘An Unknown Girl’ explores how the narrator, who remains anonymous, finds her sense of belonging in an Indian bazaar through hennaing, with the help of an unknown girl. In ‘The Necklace’, Maupassant tells…

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  • Symbolism In Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin

    “Desiree’s Baby” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. This story is about Mr. and Mrs. Valmonde’s adopted daughter Desiree, and how she is courted by the son of another wealthy French Creole neighborhood family, Armand Aubigny who knows nothing of her origins. Desiree was found by an old pillar at a couple months old, believed to be left by a party of Texans. Desiree grew up into a beautiful and gentle young lady, but still had no knowledge on who she really was. Armand falls in love with…

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  • Mental Illness In Mrs Dalloway

    The famed twentieth century author Virginia Woolf, wrote nearly fifthteen works that have shaped the evolution of the twenty-first century. The attention to mental illness and social hierarchy that Woolf addresses within her 1925 literary classic Mrs. Dalloway, can be seen as an influential factor in addressing and later resolving these issues within social culture. Woolf emphasizes the theme of repression by addressing the stereotypical British roles of women and the lack of mental health…

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  • Personal Narrative: Drowning

    JUNE (Creative) June and I swam out to the reef on a winter’s day. The waves were massive, but June was an excellent swimmer and she convinced me it would be fun. She was older and very unpredictable. We challenged each other to dive deeper, to swim further onto the reef. June was winning. She called me coward and roused that I was too scared to touch the reef. She pushed me and mocked me until I couldn’t take it anymore. I timed it perfectly between the sets, and swam over to the shallow reef.…

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  • Ida B. Wells: A Fascinating Woman

    Ida B. Wells was a fascinating woman. She was a suffragette, activist, and a journalist in the 1800’s. She led an anti-lynching campaign, owned a newspaper, and was an amazing activist who fought for civil rights. Wells was a teacher and she cared for her family almost entirely by herself. She was born in 1862, stepped on the train that would start her writing career in 1882, and she died in 1931. On July 16, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Ida Wells was born. She was born into a…

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  • Kate Chopin's Works

    Birth of Kate Chopin’s Works People often wonder what influences writers to write. Some may assume that writers are influenced by personal experiences. While others may think personal beliefs, or fighting for something they sincerely believe in. They also could be inspired by historical or societal moments. To clarify, Kate Chopin, was born into a Creole-Irish family that was entertained by a high place in society. Chopin was raised against the usual nineteenth century…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Tones Of Time And A Rose For Emily

    “The Tone of Time” and “A Rose for Emily” both are stories that having female as a leading role. Mary J. Tredick in “The Tone of Time” and Emily Grierson in “A Rose for Emily”, ladies who are similar but opposite, males had once taken an essential position in their lives. When the males left, both the ladies’ lives are affected. With the influence of males, are Mary and Emily eccentric characters victimized by men? In this essay, I will argue it by discussing their characteristic with the…

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  • The Epic Of Gilgamesh Summary

    GENDER AND MYTH The historical records show that the position of women in the society was varied according to culture, religion and geographical and scientific developments throughout many years. In general sense, women are supposed to be the submissive, obedient, self-sacrificing and “the angel in the house “as Woolf said. This idea of passive women is represented in approximately the same way in many examples of world literature. This research paper is a quest to identify the portrayal of the…

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  • Themes Of Whale Rider

    The movie whale rider dives into the story of the girl Paikea and the trails she and community must overcome about their traditional heritage and culture. This essay will discuss and explore the theme of how traditional cultural heritage can conflict and clash with the demands of modern life, we will consider 3 key points: how women are treated and looked at in the community, how Koro refuses to adapt from his traditional thinking and how Nanny Flowers has to deal with and continue fighting the…

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