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  • Simon Corregidora Themes

    (1974), is told in the perspective of Ursa Corregidora. Ursa is trained by her great grandmother,grandmother, and mother to live a life that advocates the evils committed by Simon Corregidora. Ursa fears being oppressed like her ancestors, so her actions in the novel are based upon what she has hear since the age of five. Ursa 's family history makes Ursa who she is. The graphic nature of the stories has created mental baggage and has altered Ursa 's perspective of certain characters. The people that Ursa encounters parallel to her families past and her interactions are influenced by the stories…

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  • Constellations In The Odyssey

    As we gaze up to the sky at night, we see the stars shining brightly above us. Constellations may come and go, but the light that shines along with our beloved moon, they will never fail to twinkle. The constellations known to man today may mostly be the Big Dipper, Ursa Major and Minor, Canis Majoris and the Little Dipper. Yet, there are constellations with a beautiful and sometimes, a tragic story to tell. Everyone knows what happens to him or her but, what about the other Greek or Roman…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Ursa

    sign up for Ursa was presented to me I was unsure If I wanted to give up my last week at home to start school early. I decided to take the class because it seemed like it would be an easy way to get some credits done. When It came down to the week before I left I was actually pretty upset with myself for signing up for Ursa. I had friends at home who were moving and I knew that I would likely never see some of them again. I wanted to stay home as long as I could to see all of them. However, once…

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  • A Black Feminist Statement By Corregidora Summary

    protagonist, Ursa were “Creators, who lived lives of spiritual waste, because they were so rich in spirituality. This lifestyle is the basis of Art.” (Walker 233). There are countless artistic ways to process traumatic events whether it be through painting or singing. For Black women like Ursa, it is not as important which type they chose to cope through art because of their hardships, but the fact that they chose to create something instead of breakdown others like they have been broken down.…

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  • The Blues In Gayl Jones's Corregidora

    voice in the blues often sings hearty songs of sadness and heartbreak mostly about failed relations. While the words carry mean the voice communicates the emotions, similarly to how when one read something in their head and when one says something out loud. The tone of the song can change the interpretation. In Corregidora by Gayl Jones, Ursa uses her songs to create generations by passing on the story of her ancestors through her definition of the blues, define the purpose of Ursa using the…

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  • Gayl Jones Corregidora Analysis

    In Gayl Jones’ Corregidora one of the main texts focus and themes is centered and founded upon the blues. Through Ursa; the main characters singing of this specific genre of music, the reader is forced to recognize that Ursa’s singing ties in completely to her defined belief that her sole purpose is to “make generations” and her singing in a way fulfills that purpose as she in body can’t. The reader is given evidence to this by past recollections in the text, current statements that repeatedly…

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  • Male Dominance In Blues Literature

    The woman are thought of as collateral damage to the storyline.This theme is important because it sets the toll for females characters to suffer from low self-esteem, thus developing the blues. In Corregidora, Mutt serves as another example of male dominance over Ursa. He has difficulty dealing with the fact that Ursa sings in a cafe with an audience of majority man. He feels that the woman is exposed and should be at home doing motherly duties. Like Ursa 's ancestors, she is expected to…

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  • Artemis Goddess Of Hunt

    But somehow, Zeus transformed himself to take form of Artemis and managed to seduced and impregnate her. Callisto gave birth to Arcas but was turned in a bear by either Hera out of jealousy or Artemis because she betrayed her. Sixteen years later while still a bear, she encounters Arcas. He thought she was a normal bear so he took out his spear but before he could kill her, Zeus placed them amongst the stars as Ursa Major (Great Bear) and Ursa MInor (Little Bear). In the myth of Actaeon, the…

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  • Messier 81 Research Paper

    Messier 81 also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to Earth large size and active galactic nucleus] or supermassive black hole), Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers. The galaxy's large size and relatively high brightness also make it a popular target for amateur astronomer. Messier 81 was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774.Consequently, the galaxy…

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  • King Arthur Origin

    An alternative theory, which has only gained limited acceptance among scholars,[13][14][15][16][17][18] derives the name Arthur from the Latin Arcturus (the brightest star in the constellation Boötes, near Ursa Major or the Great Bear[19]), which is the latinisation of the Greek Αρκτοῦρος (Arktouros) and means "Guardian of the Bear",[20] ultimately from ἄρκτος (arktos), "bear"[21] + οὖρος (ouros), "watcher, guardian".[22] Classical Latin Arcturus would also have become Art(h)ur when borrowed…

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