Two Kinds Summary: In the story ”Two Kinds” the main character and the narrator is a Chinese-American girl, who is in a struggle with her Chinese immigrant mother who believes “you can be anything you want to be in America”. The story kicks off with the main character’s mother wanting her to become an infant prodigy. The mother starts, in hope to make her daughter an infant prodigy, by taking her to a beauty training school, where she gets her hair cut like peter pan. The main character and her mother sits up every night reading about other infant prodigies. She then starts testing her daughter in a lot of weird ways.
In this novel, Benetha is the main character’s (Walter) sister, and the daughter of one of the other main characters (Mama). She is a college student with aspirations of becoming a doctor, which in the 1950’s was mostly unheard of. All throughout the novel, Benetha searches for her true identity “Benetha, a mild self-parody of the artist herself when she was ten years younger, seeks identity as an adult by rebelling against the traditional religion of her mother…” (825). While searching, she is greatly influenced and affected by her two boyfriends; Joseph Asagai and George Murchison. Benetha leans more towards the opinions held by Asagai.
Her political career is an astounding example of the higher capability and intellect of a woman. Born on May 15, 1937, in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Madeleine Albright was the second daughter of Jose and Anna Korbel. She had a brother, John and sister, Katherine. Nazi occupation made her family flee to England, although they returned to postwar Czechoslovakia in 1945, only to find their home country being submerged into Soviet Empire. A major portion of her life was spent in the belief that her family fled for political reasons, but it was only until 1997 that she came to know the truth that her family was Jewish and that three of her grandparents were victims of the holocaust.
Fall 2012 College Composition I: ENG101 Argumentative Essay Two Assignment Specifications: 550-700 word essay, titled, double-spaced, MLA format Topic: Using our focus essays from “A Casebook on Bullying” (p 473-483) and Mean Girls, compose an argumentative essay answering one of the following questions: 1. Cady, the movie’s main character, navigates her way through high school, while encountering many different classifications of students and teachers. Her story begins with outsider status, but soon she is the Queen Bee of the “The Plastics.” Based on our class discussions, the readings, and the movie, is Cady truly a “mean girl?” Or does that title fall onto someone else? Use specific examples, quotes, or film scenes to answer
The movie, Girl Interrupted is about an eighteen-year-old girl, named Susanna Kaysen. She spent two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clients-Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles. The movie clearly defines the worlds perceptive of a mental hospital, and what goes on there. The yelling, screaming, and carrying on with the patients and nurses, is all of what is perceived to happen at a psychiatric hospital. In the book, its more in detail, the words carefully chosen, effectively creates a mental picture as you read the book.
Janice Abrams Instructor: Kyle Long English Composition 271-Section 506 28 October 2009 The Wife Of Bath’s Prologue and Tale: Feminist versus Anti-Feminist Chaucer’s Wife of Bath is a fictional text that identifies factual ideas supporting feminism and the position of women. Though being aware, the text is written in a much earlier time period, the Wife of Bath’s ideas still reflect and describe how women are perceive in the 21st century today. The Wife herself, gives us her experience on her authority and power over her husband which she is very proud of, during the prologue. Which then ties into her Tale about the Knight and receiving the answer of what women most desire. I think Chaucer was trying to voice his opinion about feministic ways through a female speaker, hence Alisoun (the Wife), though contradicted his ideas in both the Prologue and Tale.
Cuttler is described as a blond babe whose life is nothing but the music – the clothes, the attitude, even the boyfriend. However, when Audrey breaks up with her boyfriend Evan – her life is turned upside down when Evan writes a hit song about their break up. Paparazzi everywhere! In her school, in her lawn, even on her dates! At first, Cuttler soaks in the world’s love – adoring fans, V.I.P access, and even a few rendezvous with some boys.
The parts that bother me the most was about the wife giving sexual need to their spouses. Men think is an obligation of their wife’s to satisfied them whenever they want and that only them can feel pleasure, “I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, a wife that makes sure I am satisfied”. Making women feel like an object. Brady obviously wants to prove a point that women are undervalue, and that men feel women are replaceable. and this is shown on the essay when she writes this ”If, by chance , I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with another one” Really, is sad but is the truth, men do think women’s are objects they can’t take and leave when they want and demand things and expect to received without giving.
Through free verse, readers are taken into teenage Clare’s head. She has been training as a ballet dancer for ten years, living and breathing dance. Her goal to make it into one of the sixteen spots in the City Ballet Company, which has been a dream of her family’s since she was a little girl. However, the strain put on her body and mind threatens to burst as she tries to deal with everything surrounding her. Her best friend Rosella has taken to puking in the bathroom after class, with her mother’s encouragement; their classmate Dia has gained weight and everyone snickers that she will be kicked out any day; the girls silently compare their bodies to the others; and Clare can’t stop herself from growing into the tallest girl in class.
Firstly, when someone is totally devoted to their love interest it may be hard to turn a conscious eye to their imperfections and faults. She will be under the desired illusion that he is loyal, that he love her and would dismiss slightest suspicion of cheating. Idolizing their partner in their minds for long time would lead to a major breakdown when the veil of deception is lifted thus thought of being cheated on is too heavy and the reduction of self-esteem will cause the woman to be in large circle of uncertainty about her own personage. Furthermore, by returning to her abusive partner she is trying to prove to herself that she is able to keep them and resurrect their old bond, but mostly trying to resurrect her own self-assurance that she is still worthy. Forgiveness can also be a reason to stay, some people have big hearts and are easy to forgive due to kindness but that does not mean they will necessarily forget, the old bond will never be the seem and asking about the partners whereabouts will no longer be a matter of manners only but to assure herself.