Dorothy Dandridge Ruby Dandridge Dottie
611 wordsDorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4 - 6 depending on who you ask, was about the ...
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Lesson Before Dying Learned A Lot
1,545 words... o school for, you " re stripping me of it, I told my aunt... The humiliation I had to go through, going into that man's kitchen... Now going up to that jail... Anything to humiliate me. All the things you wanted me to escape by going to school. Years ago, Professor Antoine told me that if I stayed here, they were going to break me down to the nigger I was born to be. But he didn't tell me that my aunt would help them do it. Grant tells Vivian how Miss Emma needs a memory of Jefferson standin...
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Maya And Bailey Grandmother Baxter
1,201 words- Stamps, Arkansas, in a black ghetto neighborhood where Maya lives with her grandmother and paralyzed uncle - St. Louis, San Francisco, a junkyard, and Southern California; A brief incident takes place across the border in Mexico - starting from 1930 s to mid-late 1900 s, she was born in 1928 2) Character I 1: Primary Characters - Maya a black girl with nappy black hair, broad feet, and a space between her teeth; the narrator of the book; the novels based on her growing up. - Bailey Johnson (Ju...
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Miss Glory San Francisco
1,224 words... have to read them aloud in class. - Maya took a job for Mrs. Viola Cullinan and met the cook, Miss Glory. One of Mrs. Cullinan's friends enraged Maya when she suggested shed be called Mary because Margaret was too long when her name wasnt even Margaret. Miss Glory explained that she had changed her name too from Hallelujah to Glory. - Maya was still furious (from her childhood) so she deliberately broke some of Mrs. Cullinan's favorite dishes. - Bailey missed Vivian and boarded a boxcar, but...
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Lesson Before Dying Young Black Man
470 wordsA young black man is soon to be put in the electric chair, but the fact that he is innocent is not important in Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying. The question is will he face death like a man, or like a dumb animal, a hog, as his defense attorney carelessly characterized him. The story takes place in a small Louisiana town during the 1940 's, when all-white male juries commonly found accused black men guilty until proven innocent. In this case, some prominent white men in the town wanted to bet on ...
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Lighter Skin Color Account Of Jefferson Recovery Grant
616 wordsThe lady that appears after the first 100 pages of the book turns out to be Vivian, Grants secret lover. Grant and Vivian take a walk and after their walk they visit Grants aunt, aunt Emma. Aunt Emma and her friends are very fond of Vivian and they give her many compliments. Aunt Emma, and the reverend go to visit Jefferson and they find that Grants previous account of Jefferson's recovery was lie; Jefferson still eats and behaves like a hog. Aunt Emma and the reverend confront Grant regarding h...
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Symbolism In The Oyster And Pearl
389 wordsIn William Saroyan's play The Oyster and the Pearl there is a lot of symbolism. The theme of the play is to take it easy and relax and life will be much happier. Harry Van Due is a barber that has a philosophy of "Take it easy. " He tries to spread his philosophy by talking to people when he is cutting their hair. It was almost as if the haircuts were just a way of getting people in the barbershop to talk. The hats that Harry wore symbolized the attitude that he was in. The sea symbolizes life. ...
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Craftsn Things February Craftsn Things February 1998 Wax
1,037 words... l want a thinner piece and if you do a large one you will want to use a thicker wick. Since you have already setup you work area and materials, you first have to make a double boiler before starting the melting process. Do not microwave the wax because it can splatter and be very dangerous, and also the color in the wax will fade. Put about an inch of water in the bottom of your saucepan and heat on low. Put your coffee can in the saucepan and add the wax pieces. Once the wax is melted, you ...
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Denial Anger Depression Detached Kid Doctor Vivian
533 wordsIn this movie Vivian Bearings is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She is given experimental treatment. Some of the other characters include: Dr. Kelekian, the head doctor who informed her of her diagnosis; Jason Posner, the detached kid doctor and Susie, the sympathetic nurse. Throughout the movie Vivian goes through the different stages of death and dying, for example denial, anger, depression and acceptance. The first stage we witness is her denial. She tells the doctors to keep up the highest d...
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Civil Rights Movement Rosa Parks
993 words... is ready to take his death without cause. Im an old hog. You mans dont stay in no stall like this. Im a old hog they fattening up to kill. This disturbing comment is a reflection of what can happen when during your whole life you have been told that you were second class; it shows a lot about what happens to people who are treated like that, they will start to believe the ideas put in their head. This would also explain why the blacks allowed themselves to be taken advantage of by the white ...
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Conflict In Romantic Relationships
1,394 words... portable on closeness than the man did in their romantic relationship. P 5 - People with a high level of distrust in their partner's feelings towards them, are more likely to have unstable romantic relationships. All relationships need to be based on trust if they are going to succeed. If you don't trust the partner you are with or vice-versa, then that relationship will never have the strong foundation that relationships need in order to succeed. Distrust in a partner's feelings will form a...
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Acts Per Hour Violence On Television
2,345 wordsViolent behavior of individuals may be linked to media violence. There are a number of different ways that people can be influenced by media violence. Who will be affected, by what material, and in what way is difficult to determine. Media violence does not only include television and movies, but local news as well. There are ways to prevent media violence from corrupting ones own behavior. It is the responsibility of the public to voice their opinions and speak out against television violence. ...
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Boston Twayne Publishers J Alfred Prufrock
2,599 wordsThe Life of T. S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis Missouri, to Henry Ware and Charlotte Stearns Elliot. His father was a businessman, and his mother was a poetess. Eliot came from a financially endowed family and was allowed to attend all of the best schools. His education started at the prestige grammar school Smith Academy in St. Louis. He then went to secondary school in Massachusetts at Milton Academy, a preparatory school for Harvard. In 1906, he star...
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Harry S Truman President Of The United States
968 words1. Harry S. Truman Biography 1. Date of Birth 038; Birth Place Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. 2. Childhood John A. Truman sold and bought livestock form a lot adjacent to their house when Harry was first born. When Harry was ten months old the Truman's sold their house and stockton to move to Harrisonville, Missouri. From Harrisonville they moved to Belton, then to Grandview, and finally settled in Independence, Missouri when Harry Truman was six years old. Presid...
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Conductor Ette Uncle Willie Children
795 wordsIn the book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, Marguerite, Uncle Willie, and Vivian are faced with many defeats but are never defeated. There are many times in which Marguerite is faced with difficulties that she overcomes. Growing up in the poor South as a black and yet triumphing despite that fact is her biggest achievement. At about eight, she and her brother are moved to St. Louis to live with their mother. Moving from the South they are expected to be ignorant, but much to th...
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662 wordsIn the novel A Lesson Before Dying, although Grant is an educated black man in the era of a racist society he has struggles greater than most men of his decent. I feel sorry for him because of his limitations, even though I view him as a coward. He cannot break free of his background and family. The three main female characters in the novel, Tante Lou, Miss Emma, and Vivian, restrict and limit Grants choices. Grant realizes that freedom means leaving his small town and creating a new life, yet e...
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1,968 wordsMaya Angelou is often labeled many things. Feminist writer, activist, filmmaker, poet, singer, actor, and storyteller. She learned French, Italian, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic, and Fanti. Marguerite Ann Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. Angelou acquired the first half of her pen name from her brother, Bailey Junior, whose babyish chatter transformed my sister into Maya. In 1931, Maya and Bailey were dropped off by train from Long Beach, California, to Stamps, Arkansa...
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Rose Of Sharon Grapes Of Wrath
1,595 wordsSurvival of the Passionate Raymond Chandler, author of The Big Sleep, and John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath, focus their novels on astounding women, the backbone of support necessary for their family to overcome obstacles and survive. In many ways, women are used to gathering information, inspiring, encouraging the hero, while hiding the negative with an absolute and optimistic, though often false, attitude. The women in these two novels are parallel in many ways. They all achieve an...
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Taking It Easy Oyster And The Pearl Philosophy
387 wordsIn William Saroyans play The Oyster and the Pearl there is a lot of symbolism. The theme of the play is to take it easy and relax and life will be much happier. Harry Van Due is a barber that has a philosophy of Take it easy. He tries to spread his philosophy by talking to people when he is cutting their hair. It was almost as if the haircuts were just a way of getting people in the barbershop to talk. The hats that Harry wore symbolized the attitude that he was in. The sea symbolizes life. The ...
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