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    The Magdalene Sisters Natasha Juvera Women in World History 205 Professor Reanne Eichele 20 October 2015 The Magdalene Sisters is a harrowing look at institutional cruelty, perpetrated by the Catholic Church in Ireland. In my review of the movie, The Magdalene Sisters, written and directed by Peter Mullan in 2002, powerfully illuminates contemporary Irish society’s obligation to the survivors of the nation’s Magdalen institutions. Mullan documents the culpability of the church, state, family, and community in maintaining the open secret of the laundries and the abuse of thousands of women confined therein. Cultural representations of other institutional abuses, especially related to widespread physical and sexual abuse in the…

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    The fact that the sisters enforce a strict degree of routine makes it so that they are able to encourage normalization amongst the girls. The sisters in the film act as the “technicians of behaviour; engineers of conduct, orthopaedists of individuality” (Foucault, 1977, p. 294). What this means is that they have the influence over what actions are normalized amongst the girls. We see this with the amount of surveillance that takes place on the part of the sisters. By being around the girls at…

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    Essay On Mary Magdalene

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    Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ’s wife or the prostitute he renewed? A plethora of questions have been raised about the role Mary Magdalene played in Jesus’ life. When the movie The Da Vinci Code was released, controversy over this topic spread like wildfire. The plot of The Da Vinci Code suggested that there was a hidden blood line, created by none other than Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. As devoted Christians we felt compelled to investigate the topic. The question is: was Mary Magdalene more…

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    Historically, women have always had roles in the Bible. One woman that stands out in the bible is Mary Magdalene. Many documents and gospels about her life have been lost or destroyed throughout the years. Her role in history has changed from a repentant prostitute to possible Apostle of Jesus. What is know is she was one of Jesus most devoted followers. Questions about her role in Christianity have been clouded with mystery. What is know, is that Mary was present at the crucifixion and…

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    fact, found evidence of Jesus teaching Mary Magdalene as a disciple. Mary Magdalene followed Jesus wherever he went. This was not common during an era where women were seen as either housewives or whores. They were considered whores if they were following a man that was not their husband. Mary was not considered either of those, "Mary is not defined in the normal way for a woman as someone in relation to her father, husband or son, but rather she is given a designation that defines her as an…

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    It was September 26, 2014, the night of the biggest high school football game in Albany, GA between Westover and Monroe. During my biology lecture class, my friend and I contemplated driving home for the game. I had not seen my sister cheer all last semester. I decided this would be the perfect time to surprise her. High school rivalry games are always great opportunities for returning alumni to meet up with old friends and flaunt themselves, usually in the latest styles, to make an impression…

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    Maria Majandria Analysis

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    Firstly, Alejandria is a Christian Saint, man’s defender. Her occupation might contradict the title of a saint; however Mary Magdalene is recognized as a Saint by the Catholic Church. Alejandrina could also be derived from the city of Alexandria, the heart of knowledge and learning in Egypt. In “[doing] away with my generation’s virginity” (Page 64), Maria “taught us more than we should have learned” (Page 65). In this sense, Maria could be considered a teacher and mentor, a sharer of knowledge.…

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    Saramago by doing this book, believes that if Lucas was able to interpret and tell Jesus’ story, he believed that him too could do his own version. The story starts by telling us about young Mary, which is in Saramago’s version already married to Joseph. Then, Jesus is conceived in the most natural and carnal way. Soon enough, one of the moments that determines the future of Jesus, is the massacre of newborns by King Herod as Joseph learns about it but does not tell anyone and only runs to save…

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    The painting that I chose from the gallery was The Penitent Magdalene, created by Flemish artist Abraham Janssens around the year 1620. I really liked this painting and was drawn towards it because the woman represented in it looks very sorrowful, upset, and perhaps even a little lonely, tear mark clearly visible by her eyes. Despite this, she looks like she is contemplating something important and troubling to her. Perhaps it could be an event in her life that has gone wrong? Her arm is resting…

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    Annotated Works Cited CCA Bryand, Arthur “Samuel Pepys” Encyclopædia Britannica, February 15, 2007 aaaaaawww.britannica.com/biography/Samuel-Pepys, accessed February 14, 2017 Encyclopaedia Britannica’s article about Samuel Pepys gives an account of Pepys’ life and career in detail. It describes his education at Magdalene College and then his marriage to Elizabeth Marchant de Saint-Michel. After this, it explains his lengthy career in naval administration, where he greatly increased England’s…

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