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  • Symbolism In Anita Desai's Cry The Peacock (1963)

    Anita Desai's first novel Cry, the Peacock (1963), is about Maya, a dissenting female who battles against three traditional forces in her life: male authority expressed by her husband; her female friends who play stereotypical submissive-wife roles; and her religion's beliefs in karma and detachment. Being over-sensitive, sentimental and imaginative Maya is a total contrast to the rational, logical, Gautam. By making a beautiful use of the symbolic technique, Anita Desai has delved deep into the mysteries of the mind of an abnormal character. “In Cry, the Peacock, Desai explores the turbulent emotional world of the neurotic protagonist Maya, who smarts under an acute alienation, stemming from marital discord, and verges on a curious insanity” (Prasad 03). The central image of the novel is the confrontation between life and death. Maya never learns to live or love but only to destroy and depend. She is pure instinct without the necessary accomplishment of wisdom; an unusual woman, reserved and timid, completely lacking poise and self-possession. But because she exemplifies Desai’s concern with "thought, emotion, and sensation” (Atma Ram, 102), she is perfect for examination both as a female character and as a representative of Indian woman. Maya, along with her husband Gautam, leads the life of a pampered recluse. There is no love and understanding between the two of them. As there is very little interaction between husband and wife, the major action of the novel takes place…

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  • Racial Inadequacy In America

    Racial Inadequacy in America Introduction Ever since independence, the United States of America has been having elections. These polls have always resulted in a white president. Obama has been the only head of state of non-White origin since time in memorial. It is, however, toxic to encourage the white identity as a supremacy towards the voting patterns of the United States. Donald Trump, a republican and the democrat candidate Hillary Clinton are the frontrunners to the November 8th elections.…

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  • Prison Population Explosion Analysis

    Even prior to entering the prison walls being an African American male you are the most likely candidate in the U.S to end up there. With the explosion of the drug market of the 1980’s many poor inner city African American that already lacked any type of opportunities for income jumped right on board. Gangs which were once founded for protection saw this huge opportunity to make money consequently many became what they are today which is a drug dealing enterprise. The War on Drugs that was…

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  • Why Equality Is Important To Me

    I have always followed the trends, ripped jeans, white sneakers, and I always know what is hot and new. So when I saw how everyone was supporting equality, I realised that I need to do so too in order to stay in style. I honestly did not expect it to be so hard to just go along with what most of my friends were saying for a while, but it turned out to be much harder than I thought it would be. After almost a month of pretending I realised that I too want equality, but not the same equality they…

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  • America Pull Factors

    This idea of white being equivalent to American lead to racial discrimination and a feeling of superiority, similar to that of the Whiteman’s Burden. On the other hand, European Americans such as the Jewish and Irish had also received racial discrimination; however being accepted as American was easier because they were in fact white and was enforced by the Naturalization Law of 1790. For immigrants that were not white, such as Asian Americans, African Americans, Latin Americans and so on, no…

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  • Best Concert Reflection

    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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  • Ancient Rome's Influence On Modern Architecture

    Roman architecture was extremely practical and every component of the structures served a purpose while also remaining beautiful. An example of inspiration being taken from Roman capitals can be found in America's capital as well as American political buildings. From the use of columns to the use of the dome, Rome's influence on architecture can be found easily in many buildings. The other place where Rome's influence on architecture can be found in roads, the foundations of homes, sidewalks,…

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  • Roman Culture In Lucius Apuleius's The Golden Ass

    Ancient Rome has been depicted in various fashions by Roman authors, whose literature may vary from telling fictional tales to chronicling factual history, but in some way share a part of the Roman culture. One recurring aspect of their culture in Roman literature is unequal treatment according to gender, as women are consistently regarded and treated as an inferior people. (Topic) Both in ancient works of literature and modern studies of the Roman Empire, (Argument) the culture can be described…

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  • Graffiti From The Walls Of Pompeii Analysis

    The excerpt from Graffiti from the walls of Pompeii tells readers what daily life was like in Pompeii. Pompeii was located in ancient Rome and was considered a city. The sources title “Graffiti from the walls of Pompeii” is quite literal because the writings actually came from graffiti on walls in Pompeii. The sources of graffiti are very important to archeologist because it gives them an inside look at what life was like in Pompeii. It can tell one what they mainly focused on in their…

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  • Latium And Loyalty In Virgil's The Aeneid

    is the establishment of Rome. The differences between King Latium and King Evander are evident in the origin of their nations and peoples, the physical description and status of their lands, and the treatment of the gods within each individual kingdom. The Latin people were a tribe of Italy who ruled the lands surrounding the Tiber River long before the establishment of Rome. They had one king, Latium, from whom they received their name. King Latium was the son of a nymph, Marica, and a…

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