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Hills Like White Elephants
1,744 wordsH 2 >Is "It" a Gift or a Curse of the White Elephant? What is the use of symbolism in writing? Is it merely to confuse the reader or is its true intent to make the reader think about the meaning of the story? A symbol is a person, object, or event that suggests more than its literal meaning (Meyer 220). In Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants, " Hemingway uses a plethora of symbols to convey the idea that the young girl, Jig is ambivalent to having an abortion and t...
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One By One Female Characters
2,316 wordsThe works of writers from India deal with numerous concerns. Postcolonial concerns rank high among writers like Anita Desai, Must Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan and other leading authors. These writers express their thoughts and ideologies on the postcolonial situation using concerns like nationhood and nationalism, resistance and representation and feminist post colonialism. This essay titled Subalterned females in Desai's Fasting, Feasting is an analysis of two vital postcolonial concerns, namely fe...
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Arranged Marriages Hindu Religion
2,239 words... ation. During the train journey back, he beat his head with his fists, and moaned aloud about the dowry and the wedding expenses while everyone, all of them strangers-women with babies and baskets of food, men reading newspapers or playing cards or discussing business-turned to listen with the keenest of interest, throwing significant looks at Uma who kept her head wrapped up in her sari in an effort to screen her shame. (Desai: 1998: 94) Papas behaviour is typical of the Indian male whose p...
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Suffering And Agony In Malgudi Is There Any
1,822 wordsSuffering and Agony in Malgudi: Is There Any? Suffering is the feeling of physical or mental pain or a state of acute pain. Agony is the intense feeling of suffering. Suffering and pain are, generally, used in the same sense; however, there is a difference between these two experiences. Suffering stands for mental experience, whereas pain is a physical experience which when acute can result in suffering. The word suffering may be related to the desires. Every man has certain desires. When he fai...
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Group Of People Indian Society
567 wordsFor females to overcome the stereotypes, oversimplified description of a group of people, from their particular society that had cast on them, its like having a revolution within them. Stereotypes are created by people that are described with oversimplified descriptions to a group of people. For instance being as Taiwanese, we stereotypes Americans as outgoing or friendly. By looking at the traditions of the stereotypes of different societies from a female side of the world, general stereotypes ...
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Role Of Women Position Of Women
1,095 wordsConsidering the traditional role of women, going back to the Vedic Age, it is seen that the Rig Vedic Age women were the copartners in life and in pleasure and hazards. The position of women was high. In the later Vedic Ages however the position of women deteriorated. They became minimally the vehicles of bearing sons and had to obey her authoritarian and dominating husband, regard him as her master and serve him faithfully. According to Srinivas, the traditional role of a Hindu wife was precise...
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Lone Ranger Indian Society
613 wordsLeandro The dos Santos Sophomore Seminar September 14 th, 2000 Analysis on "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" and "Smoke Signals" Sherman Alexie based on some short stories included in his book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, " wrote the screenplay for the movie "Smoke Signals. " Both the movie and the book portray problems that Indians had to deal with, and how they dealt with it. The book is far more complex than the movie, showing a wider variation of characters ...
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Atlantic Slave Trade 19 Th Century
1,808 wordsFactors that Affected Slavery In African societies, there was practically no difference between ordinary peasants and vassal peasants. As time went on, many vassal peasants became slaves, because of being unable to pay debts. There is adequate evidence citing case after case of African control of segments of the trade. Several African nations such as the Ashanti of Ghana and the Yoruba of Nigeria had economies largely depending on the trade. African peoples such as the Imbangala of Angola and th...
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Mary Rowlandson Nineteenth Century
1,553 wordsWomen in the American Society During the history of American society women had very insignificant role in the community. They openly were discriminated and very usually harassed and this attitude was defended by law. The development of the society influenced the development and change of womens consciousness and education. Women re-evaluated their position in the society and feminism movement started the fight for liberation of womens rights. This work discusses two works that portray the gradua...
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Good Or Bad Position In Society
2,665 wordsIndian Caste System The social function of the caste system in Indian culture was too ensure that the wealthy and powerful maintained their high social status and standard of living by making sure that the wealth was unevenly distributed. The members of the upper castes were lucky to inherit a perfect system that was started by the Nomadic Aryans who headed south into what is know as India today. They evolved the system with the use of Hinduism to maintain peace in a highly stratified society, w...
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Cambridge Cambridge University Women In India
2,675 words... it influences people to treat others, as they themselves would like to be treated. Reincarnation is the belief that a persons soul will return to an earthly body again and again until it is liberated from the cycle of life and death. The way to become liberated is by becoming increasingly detached from worldly things, a process that is understood to take innumerable lifetimes. Belief in reincarnation has an effect on behavior by giving Indians a more casual attitude toward the demands of tim...
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T S Eliot Eliot
2,316 wordsImages Of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage Images Of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage To India, And The Poetry Of T. S. Eliot Images of Women: Major Barbara, A Passage to India, and the poetry of T. S. Eliot The Victorian Era was a difficult and confusing time for women, and their trials are reflected in the literature of the time. Although the three pieces of literature being discussed are not entirely about women, they shed light on the Victorian ideal of women and the ideals of the authors who ...
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Indian Culture Indian Society
1,390 wordsAn Area of Criticism Naipaul s visit to India was the first time he returned to his roots and had a chance to examine his heritage. He writes of his journey and experiences in An Area of Darkness in great detail, at times seemingly mocking the Indian culture to a great degree. The extent of his criticism goes beyond mere ridicule, but points out severe problems at the core of Indian society. Through humor, Naipaul sustains his audience in amusement and causes the readers to open their eyes to a ...
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Indian Society Middle Class
659 wordsCulture is the Dowry Dowry Culture is the enduring behavior ideas attitudes and tradition shared by a large group of people and transmit it to one generation to the next. India is one of those countries that has strong influence by culture. The custom of dowry, long entrenched in India s male dominant society, has attained alarming proportions during the last few decades. There is hardly a day when the cries of dowry victims are not echoed by the media. One day we read that the bride was burned ...
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Men In Her Life Small Things
2,132 wordsThe novel The God of Small Things and the movie Antonia s Line explore the freedoms that women posses, both in their own sexuality and in the eyes of men. These two stories examine these issues in the women s world and point of view through the progression of each generation of women. The women in Antonia s Line are quite the opposite of those portrayed in the The God Of Small Things. In the former they are strong and independent of men, taking their lives and sexuality into their own hands. Whi...
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