Louisa May Alcott - 599 words
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, PA, on Nov. 29, 1832, and she was the second daughter of Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott. She had an older sister Anna and two younger sisters Elizabeth and May. The family moved to Boston, MA in 1834, where her father set up an experimental school that failed because of the lack of students. Since the Alcotts were relatively poor, Ralph Waldo Emerson financially supported them while they moved to Concord, MA. Amos and Abigail were both progressive educators and part of the Transcendental Movement in America so they instructed Louisa and her three sisters in this progressive educational style. Her father advised Louisa to keep a journal. She bega ...
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How He Left The Hotel By Louisa Baldwin - 299 words
This is a story that I got off the internet at http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/howhotel.htm. This story was written a long time ago. It happened at the Emperor Hotel, in what I believe is London. This story explains how a person worked at the Hotel. He was in charge of the lift or as we like to call it, the elevator. In November of the year that this story occurred in, a person named Colonel Saxby came to the hotel. He was strange to the main character. He had strange habits, for example, he never sat down whether the elevator was empty or not. In February, since the Colonel went on the elevator every day, the main character noticed that the Colonel wasnt taking the elevator. The main character h ...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne The Literary Conscience - 1,428 words
... s House. After leaving the Customs House, Hawthorne published the novel The Scarlet Letter. In the introduction to the novel, Hawthorne dedicated two paragraphs to express his contempt of the town of Salem. Although this angered many Salemites, the book became very popular, even with many Salemites. According to John Clendenning, The novel is controlled by a single idea the suffering that results from sin(114). In the book, Hawthorne reveals that in Puritan New England, a sinner was not necessarily physically isolated, but socially isolated. This isolation led to the suffering of Hester Prynne. This romance can be easily felt by its audience as well as understood. We sympathize with Hes ...
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Wollstonecraft And Dickens Fight For Educational Reform - 1,172 words
... d there. Norrie Epstein, in The Friendly Dickens, states that, utilitarianism professes function over feeling, facts over fancy. Mr. McChoakumchild, who is brilliantly named (choak-um-child), is not seen in action but we get a good description of him. He is supposed to represent the ordinary teacher who had gone of to school and been stuffed with facts of all kinds but never asked to really think about them, only regurgitate the information. We see no signs of actual humanity in this man; he is the model teacher for Utilitarianism, and, in fact, we get the idea that if he werent as learned as he was that he may actually have some humanity. Next, we see Tom Gradgrinds own children Louisa ...
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A New England Nun - 1,452 words
The American feminist movement in the 1960s was a struggle for womens rights and freedom. It attempted to shatter the various traditional ideals that sustained the oppression of women and kept them in a subordinate position. Although the historical movement did not take shape until after the mid 20th century, the foundation for this struggle was evident long before. One place in which it is exhibited is in Mary Wilkins Freemans 1891 progressive and controversial narrative A New England Nun. Through the main character, Louisa Ellis, Freeman challenges customarily accepted stereotypes of womanhood. Although she portrays Louisa as a traditional late 19th century domesticated woman, she also sho ...
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Shirley Jackson - 433 words
Born-San Francisco, California-December 3, 1919 Died-North Bennington, Vermont- August 8, 1965-45 Have published novels, humorous fictionalized autobiographies, and children books 1961, Edgar Allen Poe Reward, Louisa, Please 1965, Syracuse University Arents Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Achievements After enrolling in Syracuse, beginning of independent life for author At Syracuse, met Stanley Edgar Hyman-would marry in 1940 Hyman Achieved notoriety in his own right as a teacher, writer, critic After marriage and birth of 4, literary production increased markedly Contributing to by asthma and arthritis Hymans extramarital affair in early 1960s 1963, husband made new commitments to marriage Al ...
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Books On Sex - 401 words
Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Velsor, was descended from a long line of New York Dutch farmers; his father, Walt Whitman, was a Long Island farmer and carpenter. In 1823, the family moved to Brooklyn in search of work. One of nine children in an undistinguished family, Whitman received little in the way of formal education. At the age of 17, Whitman began teaching at various Long Island schools and continued to teach until he went to New York City to be a printer for the New World and a reporter for the Democratic Review in 1841. For much of the next years, he made his livelihood through journalism. Besides reporting and freelance writi ...
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Dickens Marx And Freud - 1,431 words
... ubsequent guilt and remorse we feel from our super ego. Tom is the son of Thomas Gradgrind, Sr., a factual man only interested with pure facts. Therefore, Tom is brought up in a utilitarian environment: taught never to wonder, doubt facts or entertain any kind of fancy. In the novel Hard Times he is part of the middle class and only has love for one person, his sister, Louisa. His sisters husband employs him in the bank but Tom interests himself more with rebellion since he is finally away from the factual upbringing of his youth. Thus Tom enters into gambling and drink. Unfortunately for him, his bets never earn him any money and he finds himself often asking his sister for help. Her de ...
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Plastic Surgery - 1,222 words
Plastic Surgery, What Does it Say About Society? For many, the bikini season means one thing: anxiety over what can be done about a body that has surreptitiously expanded under a winter wardrobe of thick sweaters and black tights. This is also a season for fashion magazines to publish all the new plastic surgery developments for those unsatisfied with their bodies. Diets and rigorous exercise are the mainstream options. But for those with several thousand dollars to spend, plastic surgery can mean body morphing without the effort. It used to be that if you didn't like your body, you went on a diet, and if you didn't like your face you put on make-up. Not any more. Today, an enormous industry ...
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Adams John Quincy - 1,336 words
The author believes that John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States of America, is not only a major political figure in the forming of the United States as we now know it, but also a just and moral Christian man. John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He was the second of four children--a girl and three boys. From infancy John saw history being made. Often he was taken to Boston Common to see the hated British soldiers parade. He heard his father, John Adams (second President of the United states), and his mother, Abigail Smith Adams, tell about the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party just after they happened. During the R ...
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Hard Times-charles Dickens - 1,399 words
In Hard Times there is a teacher called Mr Gradgrind, Mr Gradgrind set up a school As a charity. Although this makes him sound like a kind man he is quite the opposite. He is very harsh and cruel man. I know this because of how he treats one of the members of his school. Her name is Sissy Jupe. One day Mr Gradgrind said girl number 20, who is that girl. Sissy stood up and said me sir. Mr Gradgrind asked her name, when she replied he said sissy is not a name and your father should not call you it! then Mr Gradgrind asked her fathers job and Sissy told him that he looked after the horses in the circus. Mr Gradgrind said, right then, define a horse! Sissy could not do this. Then he asked one of ...
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Parapsychology - 1,088 words
Derived from the term 'paranormal', parapsychology is the science that lies beside or beyond psychology; the field of psychology which studies those unique experiences and unknown capabilities of the human mind that suggest consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world in ways not yet recognized by science, but not beyond science's ability to investigate. Two types of parapsychological phenomena have been described. The first and less common is pyschokinesis (PK) which is the direct influence of the human mind on the environment. In rare cases, this may involve obvious movement of objects, however most contemporary research studies PK influences on atomic or electronic proc ...
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Just A Simple Thought - 431 words
"So have you ever felt this feeling? Im not quite sure what it's called. where you think you don't quite fit in. you're not "with the program." the black sheep, the ugly duckling, the one in the back of the math class going... hurrr when everyone else seems to be mastering how to antidiferentiate from dy/dxodifjoeijasd to the millionth power of the integral BODSF. Walking down the halls everyone seems to be busy, everyone seems to have some urgency get to somewhere else, another class, with other students, they can't wait to arrive somewhere. Theyre traveling to a place far far away, from you. Theyre walking urgently in the opposite direction and you watch from a distance. Can you be totally ...
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Mary Chestnut's Civil War - 1,160 words
... leston, where Chesnut joined her husband. There she became caught up in the excitement of preparing for war: "Minutemen arming with immense blue cockades and red sashes soon with swords and gun marching and drilling" ( Chesnut continued her diary during these hectic times, although some of the war years are not included in the records that remain. Chesnut wrote in longhand at least fifty volumes of her diary, which became a source of valuable information for future generations" (The diary was edited after the war, however, which led historians to question its accuracy.). At the outset of the Civil War, Chesnut was still living at Mulberry even though her husband's political activities of ...
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Oskar Schindler: A Hero Study - 1,060 words
CONFLICT AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND Oskar Schindler faced many conflicts in his life. The main conflict he faced was overcoming the Nazis and saving over one thousand Jewish People. Schindler, with out a job at the time, joined the Nazi Party and followed on the heels of the SS when the Germans invaded Poland. This is when Schindler took over two previously Jewish owned companies that dealt with the manufacture and sales of enamel kitchenware products and opened up his own enamel shop right outside of Krakow near the Jewish ghetto. There, he employed mostly Jewish workers, which saved them from being deported to labor camps. Though twice the Gestapo arrested him, he got released because of his ...
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Silas Marner And Hard Times: Redemption - 1,541 words
The discussion will take place first in Silas Marner novel. It is taken to be first since it needs full concentration of the reader. Two characters are going to be in redemption and re-generation, in their concepts and beliefs in life. The main character of the novel, which the plot builds on, is Silas Marner. His penance is him living lonely and cut off from the world for 15 years, till he finds Eppie. Eppie, is like the fairy genie, which will be the cause of his re-generation. Silass redemption is evoked, when he takes Eppie the little child and raises her. By doing that, he was attaching him self to his passion, and re-gaining trust in kinship and emotions. The following quotation suppor ...
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The Inheritance - 1,016 words
The Inheritance is a beautiful story book tale spun with all the irony and innocence of Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Written by Louisa May Alcott, at age seventeen, it presents one of the only classics created by a teenager. Although some may only read this novel due to the popularity of the author and her other works, many will be pleasantly surprised at the talent contained in the pages. This talent in Alcotts The Inheritance is manifested in the areas of character, theme, and irony. Character is such an important part of a novel because a character can influence so much of what a reader thinks and feels. Edith Adelon, is a poor orphan living as a companion to a rich girl, Amy Hamilton, ...
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The Humane Work Of Nurses & Voluntary Aid Detachments During Ww - 1,612 words
The dictionary describes the word humane as humane adj. Kind, compassionate, merciful. and this was indeed so in the case of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ease the suffering of the wounded soldiers of all combatants in the fields of northern France and Belgium, during the First World War. In the early days of the war, army nursing was strictly a male preserve, until it was necessary to recruit female nurses from the ranks of middle and upper class ladies. The warm summer days preceding the outbreak of war lent an air of adventure to the proceedings, and the feeling was that the coming conflict would be fought in a similar fashion to the previous cavalry and infantry- based battl ...
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Hard Times - The Theme Of The Utilitarianism - 1,875 words
... e a white complexion an indication that education has literally stripped them of individuality. A chapter, where this process is described is named Murdering the Innocents which refers to replacing the rich personalities of children with cold and impersonal utilitarian attitudes. In his description of the Coketown community, Dickens highlights the fact that it is not a healthy society. The workers have no escape from their problems. People resort to alcohol and drugs; crime is rampant and there is no counseling for these people. The middle class only impose harsher restrictions on them and view them as utilitarian elements, not as people, thus only promoting social problems further. It i ...
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Critical Analysis Of The Themes In "little Women" - 463 words
Little Women is a book in which the author, Louisa May Alcott, tries to instruct the reader through each of the girls mistakes and lessons. The characters try to teach each other helpful lessons about life, virtue, and morality. This in return teaches the reader, which Alcott intended this novel to do. Growing up in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century, the March girls are torn with their father away at war. Each girl strives to better herself by trying to get rid of faults. They strive to be good, which is different in each girls eyes. Beth believes that being good means to not be as shy. Meg has a weakness for luxury and leisure. Jo vows to become more of a girl while still acting as th ...
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