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Praise of Chain Stores by Virginia Postrel - “So what’s wrong if the country has 158 neighborhood California Pizza Kitchens instead of one or two?” Virginia Postrel inquires in her In Praise of Chain Stores essay (Postrel 348). In rebuttal, I plan to answer her question with more reasons than one. However, the responses I intend to offer apply not only to the CPKs of America, but for all the national retailers, big box stores, chain stores, and the like. National retailers destroy the local character of small towns. Chain stores should be limited to only run in a few highly populated urban areas....   [tags: wal-mart, economic impact]
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Virginia Satir's Family Therapy Model - John Banmen said “Virginia Satir, the pioneer of conjoint family therapy, has, over the years taught, and developed a family therapy system based on the belief that people have the resources to move their life patterns from a basic survival level to a higher level of becoming more fully human.” A brief overview of Satir’s work will define communication and self-esteem as Satir would use them, create an understanding of family dynamics, which allows the reader to fully conceptualize how Satir’s put her theory into practice....   [tags: communication and self-esteem]
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Bloomsbury and Its Make-Up - Bloomsbury and Its Make-Up Literature and Art were very important in the early 1900’s. Someone could always turn to a book or a painting to help them be more relaxed and feel more comfortable. One of the major groups of the early 1900’s that had both aspects of literature and art was the Bloomsbury group. This group was made up of a number of people, who shared similar interests and views. One of the more notable writers in the 1900’s, Virginia Woolf was a member of the Bloomsberries. Many of her novels have been heavily criticized and talked about throughout the years....   [tags: Bloomsbury History Literature Essays]
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The Cultural Significance of The Hours - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references while intertwining the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours into a piece of queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to create the illusion that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: Homosexual Literature] 1909 words
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Death and Rebirth in the Hours - Death and re-birth in The Hours Adapted from Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Director Stephen Daldry and playwright David Hare, The Hours was inspired by Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway. It is no coincidence that The Hours was the working title Woolf had given Mrs. Dalloway as she was writing it. The emotional trauma that this film guides its viewers through becomes evident in the opening prologue. The scene begins with Virginia Woolf composing what would be her suicide notes to her husband Leonard and her sister Vanessa, the two most important people in her life (Curtis, 57.) She begins: "I feel certain that I am going mad again: I feel we can't go throug...   [tags: Film] 1360 words
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The Virginian, by Owen Wister - The Virginian The cowboy hero, The Virginian, as portrayed in Owen Wister’s novel was the first of his kind and today is known as the stereotypical mythic cowboy figure which our view of the western frontier are based from. The Virginian was the first full length western novel apart from the short dime novels which marked the final stage in the evolution of the cowboy hero to a national icon. The Virginian was published in 1902 and at that time was wildly popular because of the settlement of the west....   [tags: Western Hero, Characteristics]
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The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society - The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society Many books have been written about women and their problems in life. "The Hours" is not just about women, It is a novel about life. It is about contemporary American society. "The Hours is about passion, depression, obsession and especially the ways women are shaped ,hindered and occasionally even inspired by masculine structures and expectations that engulf them"(1) It is a story that tells us how the behavior of mother can affect the life of a child....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays] 466 words
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To The Lighthouse : The Importance of a Stream of Consciousness Narrative - Virginia Woolf was one of the first authors to utilize the stream of consciousness narrative during its emergence in the early twentieth century. This literary device attempts to capture the realistic thought processes of the human mind in order to create a more true-to-life fiction, compared to the traditional plot and narrative. In her 1927 novel, “To the Lighthouse”, Virginia Woolf uses the stream of consciousness narrative in order to create a more intimate and relatable experience between her readers and the characters in her book....   [tags: literary device, internal conflict]
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Political developments in Virginia between 1607 and 1850 - Politically, in 1607 the New World had two cultures in power. The Native Americans and the English, one person ruled each culture. The Powhatan Chiefdom ruled the Native Americans. Powhatan ruled a territory consisting of allied tribes, each town controlled by its own local ruler. All were inferior to Powhatan’s ultimate authority through custom and payment of tribute. For the English, the King in England authorized his agents to govern in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom and the Charter by the Virginia Company of London, which financed the settlement....   [tags: American History, Government Transition] 813 words
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Social and Economic Development in Colonial Virginia in the 1600's - The seventeenth century marked the start of great colonization and immigration to the New World that was North America. Mainly in on the eastern coast of what is now the United States, England established colonies on this new land to thrive socially and economically. The English government readily sent its citizens to America to exploit its abundant source of raw materials and the English people exponentially came to the colonies to start a new life for themselves and to thrive socially. In Virginia during the seventeenth century, the geographical attributes in this region allowed the establishment of the cash crop tobacco to rapidly transform the colony socially and economically....   [tags: Sociol development, Economic Development, Colonial] 523 words
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The Virginia Company's Significance to the Permanent Settlement in America - The chartered companies in England, whose major precursor being medieval merchant-guilds, were a form of organization that had lawful trading monopolies over certain goods in specific geographical areas as stipulated in the state-granted royal charters . As many companies became engaged in overseas trading in the sixteenth century, an innovative form of chartered company, namely, the joint-stock company came into being as an evolution from the “regulated” chartered companies. First, their structure minimized commercial and political risks involved in the dynamic conditions overseas, which spread risks and provided incentives to investors in the companies....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Virginia Governor Candidates Views on Abortion and Education - As the three primary candidates were running for governor, they had a lot of issues and topics to cover. Some people might have agreed with their beliefs and morals, and some might not have. There are three topics that the governors have covered throughout their campaigning that I do not agree with. The topics are Abortion, Marriage, and Death Penalty. I think these are important topics that need to be taken seriously, because it is dealing with someone’s life. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus....   [tags: abortion, education] 855 words
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The Exploitative Colony of Virginia - The Exploitative Colony of Virginia I believe that the early settlers of the colony of Virginia made it into an exploitative and ignorant colony, due to the fact that it was set up primarily to make a small number of individuals wealthy while ignoring the rights of its other members. In the year 1607, a group of adventurers from the Virginia Company established the first English-American colony in the Chesapeake Bay area (Greene, 1988). They landed in Jamestown, and it became the first English settlement to survive in the New World....   [tags: American America History]
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Virginia Issues That Should Be Addresses by the Gubernatorial Candidates - During the race for Virginia’s next governor, many issues played a key role in debates held between the candidates. These issues were prevalent in their campaigns and received a lot of attention by both the media and the voting public. Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, and Robert Sarvis all had differing opinions on several big issues within the state of Virginia. The issues of education, the environment, and women’s health were issues that I deemed most important. The issue of education played a very big role in this year’s election because Virginia citizens recognize that a good education is what opens the door for a good career....   [tags: Education, Environment, Women's Health]
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Virginia Candidates for Governor and Their Views on Healthcare, Education, and Transportation - There are some issues in the state of Virginia dealing with job creation, economic growth, abortion, drug reform and many others. I’ll be talking about how the candidates for Virginia governor and I feel about these issues in Virginia. The major three issues I chosen to talk about are health care, education and transportation. I’ll show you the three candidates’ stances on the issues and even mine. Also, how would I change the current laws regarding these matters. The first major issue that I’m going to talk about is health care....   [tags: healthcare, education, transportation] 596 words
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The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia - American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia Edmund Morgan begins American Slavery, American Freedom the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia with a paradox. He presents his readers with the passionate rhetoric of men like Thomas Jefferson: belief in liberty and abhorrance for slavery and reminds us that he, and others like him, were slaveholders. Morgan asserts that the rise in such beliefs accompanied and in fact were dependent upon slavery. He claims that this contradiction is "American" and it is important, as Americans, that we understand its origins and development (5)....   [tags: Edmund Morgan Slavery Freedom Ordeal Essays]
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Counseling Case Study: The Marital Crisis of Virginia and Tom - In the case of Virginia and Tom the main issue underlying marital crisis that was caused by dishonoring of vows. The case outline that Virginia has discovered that her husband Tom has been having not one, but several affairs throughout the course of their marriage. According to Tom he believes that his numerous affairs did not get in the way with his wife because these acts were not meaningful. Tom thinks that his wife should not dwell in the past because he loves her and he does not want his marriage to come to an end....   [tags: psychologists]
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Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail - Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail is an outstanding experience that you will never forget. The trail is located in a beautiful, small town in Virginia known as Damascus. This town provides many amenities such as lodging, dining and great outdoor entertainment. The town of Damascus is located about fifty miles northeast of the East Tennessee State University campus. From campus you will get onto US181 north for about twenty miles and then turn off onto the Bristol exit....   [tags: Tourism] 762 words
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Linear Time Structure of the Western World - Thanks to the linear time structure of the western world, time is no longer infinite. People of our culture constantly have to stress over rushing to arrive at an appointment on time, turning in an assignment by a particular day, or having a prepared meal on the table at 5 o’clock on the dot. As days are filled with schedules dictated by time, the time itself just seems to slip away. This passing of linear time creates the worry that life is too short and this generates the concern about death, especially about what happens when one dies....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Circular Time] 1441 words
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Evolution of 17th Century Virginia - The Evolution of 17th Century Virginia As Colonial Virginia entered into the 17th century, it was a land marked with opportunity to make a new and also, most importantly, profitable life in the New World. (Cutter Lecture) When the century began, however, it was not the citizens as a whole hoping to make a profit from this new land but rather a small group of greedy landowners profiting off of the work of their indentured servants. (CL) Sure the indentured servants were given a chance to fulfill their contract and one day become free to pursue their own dreams, but the likelihood of this in the beginning was next to none due to harsh living conditions....   [tags: American History] 1321 words
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Coal and West Virginia: Where Do I Stand? - West Virginia is a land of natural beauty. Often described as “wild and wonderful,” the state’s fall foliage, scenic rivers, and abundant wildlife inspired the composition of a ballad. The song, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” portrays West Virginia as “almost Heaven,” and the phrase is difficult to refute (Danoff, Denver, & Nivert, 1971). According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce (2009), the state ranks among the lowest in the nation for the cost of living, the employee turnover rate, average home prices, and instances of violent crime....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Eastern Shore of Virginia - The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a peninsula located east of mainland Virginia, not noticed on many maps. The Eastern Shore has grown in the past year, putting up new shops and fast food restaurants. There are some interesting town names such as Temperanceville, Exmore, or Accomac. The name Temperanceville was brought by Christians who burned the four bars on the corners of Saxis road and Lankford highway. A new road was made named Temperanceville road. Temperance means no alcohol and that’s why the Christians burned the bars....   [tags: essays research papers] 450 words
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The Social/Economic Upper-Class in England in Mrs. Dalloway, Sense and Sensibility, and The Picture of Dorian Gray - The social/economic upper-class in England in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray are depicted through the characters’ lifestyles, wealth, and behaviors. Woolf, Austen, and Wilde give insightful portrayals of the characters by emphasizing their social roles in the England society. Their portrayals of the characters suggest that they are critical of the upper-class’ factitious lifestyles. Members of England’s social/economic upper-class in Woolf’s, Austen’s, and Wilde’s literary works are distinguished by their lifestyles....   [tags: Comparative, Austen, Wilde]
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Should Battlefields be Preserved? The Battle of Wilderness, in Virginia - Should Battlefields be Preserved. Should battlefields be preserved. One thing people now are trying to decide. The battle of the Wilderness is one battle to look at. Right now in Virginia, where the battle was took place in, is trying to decide whether they should save the battlefield which The Wilderness happened on, or turn it into a Walmart. The Civil War was a tragic war that happened in the United States. The Civil war happened because what the North from the South beliefs were, that the south wanted slavery and the north didn't....   [tags: civil war, ] 822 words
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Analysis of Virginia Henderson´s Nursing Theory - The term socialization as described by Wilkinson and Treas, states that socialization is the informal education that occurs as you move into your new profession (Wilkinson & Treas, 2011). Socialization into nursing is more than just being knowledgeable of the information and skills required to perform an outlined role. It also includes learning and adapting to the behaviors, norms, values, and perceptions of individuals within the same group or role (Wilkinson & Treas, 2011). Socialization into nursing requires continuous research....   [tags: Healthcare, Socialization, Patient] 1022 words
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Understanding Violence: The Virginia Tech University Shootings - ... Although some early theories, like atavism, were later discredited, important foundation was being laid for future research. Lombroso “was the first criminologist of note to employ the scientific method-particularly measurement, observation, and attempts at generalization—in his work” (Schmalleger, p.172). Modern biology is focused more on understanding behavior, like violence and crime, through research on indicators and influences. Rather than attempting to determine a single root cause, researchers are discovering markers of predisposition and identifying factors of risk....   [tags: crime causation, shooting massacres]
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Analysis of Thomas Jefferson's From Notes on the State of Virginia - In “From Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson includes some proposed alterations to the Virginia Laws and discusses some differences between blacks and whites. First, he describes one of the proposed revisions regarding slavery: All slaves born after the enactment of the alteration will be freed; they will live with their parents till a certain age, then be nurtured at public disbursement and sent out of state to form their own colonies such that intermarrying and conflicts can be avoided between blacks and whites....   [tags: use of argumentative strategies]
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West Virginia, My Home - West Virginia, My Home Where is home. Home is West Virginia, where spring flowers grow, summer nights are cool and calm, and fall leaves change colors as they blow across the ground. The three things I love most about West Virginia is the beautiful seasons, the recreational activities, and the fact that all my family live here. West Virginia is a recreational state, filled with beautiful seasons and strong family values. The number one reason I love West Virginia is because all my family lives here....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 403 words
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The Pains of Catastrophe in the Flooding of Buffalo Creek, Virginia - Pain in the wake of catastrophe can be as elusive as pain in illness. Kai Erikson argues that the events of catastrophe such as the flooding of Buffalo Creek Virginia cause a syndrome which includes pains such as numbness, reliving of the event, familial loss, loss of community as well as many others. The problem that arises from such a catastrophe is how to handle the pain suffered by its victims. Veena Das and Elaine Scarry argue that pain is unshareable but it also calls for attention. Through an extensive look into Kai Erikson’s piece on the events that took place in Buffalo Creek and the leading literature on pain it becomes clear that recognition and generalizability of victims pain an...   [tags: diaster, pain, victims, suffering] 2100 words
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Seung-Hui Cho: The Virginia Tech Massacre - Seung-Hui Cho was a 23 year old senior that studied English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. On April 16, 2007 Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 others in two separate attacks before taking his own life. This event is known as one of the deadliest shootings by a single gunman in the United States and worldwide. When Cho was a young boy he had been described as shy and mild mannered. Family and classmates report that he never spoke much and they figured it was simply his personality....   [tags: shooting, psychology, mental process]
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City of Alexandria, Virginia Budget Fiscal Year 2011 - The City of Alexandria is recognized as one of the best places to live and do business on the east coast. In 2004, the Alexandria City Council adopted a Strategic Plan for 2004 thru 2015 with the vision of maintaining the city’s vibrant, diverse, historic, and unique neighborhoods. Their mission is to maintain financial stability, provide excellent services that are valued by the customers, and engage the entire community as it plans for the future (City of Alexandria, 2010). In fiscal year 2009, the City of Alexandria received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget....   [tags: Local Government Budget]
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The Bloomsbury Group - The Bloomsbury Group The Bloomsbury Group consisted mainly of family, colleagues, and friends who shared ideas in writing and painting. "Bloomsbury" signified a group of people who were close in friendship as well as in talent. The Bloomsberries, who were known as the Bloomsbury Group, spent a tremendous amount of time together. Each individual attempted to contribute valuable ideas to one another’s individual works. Two of the most important aspects of the Bloomsberries were Literature and Art....   [tags: History People Authors Essays]
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Analysis of Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention - “Give me liberty or give me death!” This statement from Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention,” delivered to the House of Burgesses, has been quoted by many, becoming almost cliché. However, the declaration is truly understood by a select few. The unjust Stamp Act passed by the British crown in 1765, brought fame and notoriety to Henry as he spoke out against the unjust taxation without representation. Ten years later on the eve of revolution, Henry calls upon the Colonial government of which he is part, to act for the betterment of the people....   [tags: american history] 844 words
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Finding the Best School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - ... I spent at least 3-4 days talking to the different persons and seeking advice about the best school which offered commerce at its best in the city. I visited a few of them with my father and got the admission forms. I applied to three schools finally but I wanted to get into one of them more than anyone else. With good marks in my 10th, I had no problems getting admitted to the desired school. But it was a very heartbreaking moment to leave all my friends in my old school and to come all alone to anew one....   [tags: education, assembly, community] 1038 words
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Opposite Characters in Make Lemonade by Virginia Wolf - In the book Make Lemonade by Virginia Wolff the two characters Jolly and Lavaughn are opposites. Jolly is a seventeen year old mother with two children and absent fathers.While Lavaughn is a fourteen year old girl with plans for her future. Throughout the book the two go through problems but find a way to get through them when they realize that they have to make the best of it. By the end of the book Lavaughn and Jolly have grown to be different people based upon the problems that life has given them....   [tags: education, dependent, dedicated]
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Use of Time in Waiting for Godot and Mrs. Dalloway - ... They wouldn't even let us up. (Estragon tears at his boot.)What are you doing. / ESTRAGON: Taking off my boot. Did that never happen to you. / VLADIMIR : Boots must be taken off every day, I'm tired telling you that.” (1.20-22) From this quote and conversation between Vladmir and estragon we are able to see a routine that these charecters do everyday, which later is seen to be a repeated action emphasizing that time is cyclical. Also we are shown that these actions are cyclical through the interactions the two exchange discussing what they should do if he were not to show that day, which would be to show up the next day and wait again....   [tags: character, actions, dislogue, plot, setting]
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Religion in early Virginia - In a harsh new world, Virginia's English colonists were supported by an ancient and familiar tradition, the established church. The law of the land from 1624 mandated that white Virginians worship in the Anglican church (The Church of England) and support its upkeep with their taxes. Where religion was an integral part of everyday life in Virginia, the lines blurred between religious and civil authority. Virginia gentlemen, who supported establishment but disliked centralized church authority, gained control of parish vestries and county courts to secure their power over religious matters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1117 words
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Division of ‘Art’ and ‘Science’: Comparison of Popper and Woolf’s Theories - The question of how and where to draw boundaries around science remains controversial issue till today. Since emergence of modern science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many philosophers and thinkers tried to set up clear boundaries or criteria that separated it from other forms of knowledge. However, no consensus on the given issue has emerged up to now. This issue is known as a “demarcation problem” in philosophy and it has always been of the utmost importance to the science itself, since it give a rise to many other problems concerning general status of science in the modern society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Biography of Elizabeth Bowen - Elizabeth Bowen Elizabeth Bowen was a famous short story and novelist writer in the 1900’s. Most of her works were heavily influenced by the horrors of both World Wars and any other war that occurred around the time period. Elizabeth Bowen was one of the few writers in her time period that opened the door for writers to create novels & short stories about the importance of strong women and their issues. Elizabeth Bowen was born on June 7, 1899 in Dublin, Ireland. She went to Downe House School in Kent, Trinity College in Dublin, and Oxford University....   [tags: Famous Author, Short Stories, Novelist, Writer]
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Literary Analysis: Kew Gardens - In Kew Gardens, Virginia Woolf takes advantage of the liminal quality of the short story in order to highlight the suspended world that she creates in the garden. For Woolf, the lyrical short story’s subversion of traditional narrative structure allows her to focus on creating a world rather than a plot. Further, the short story creates a liminal space by the very nature of its form. Caught in a space where it is not considered a poem or a novel, the short story exists as undefined. The liminality of the short story, however, is both liberating and restricting....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1205 words
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Mrs. Dalloway - I. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, was published on May 14, 1925 in London, England. The novel follows Clarissa Dalloway and a variety of other characters throughout the span of one day in their lives in 1923 London. Woolf utilizes a narrative method of writing. With the novel’s structure, the narrator possesses the ability to move inside of a character’s mind and compose her thoughts and emotions immediately as events occur throughout the day. The novel’s main character, Clarissa, is a middle-aged woman who belongs to the upper-middle class in society and is well-married to a Member of Parliament—Richard Dalloway....   [tags: Character Analysis, Clarissa Dalloway, Wolf] 2654 words
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Women Need a Place to Write in Woolf's Essay, A Room of One's Own - ... Woolf closes her essay by encouraging her audience of women to take up the tradition that has been bestowed upon them and to increase the talent for their own daughters. Throughout Woolf’s essay, the topic of gender inequality is seemingly present. Women are scrutinized for just being women, then on top of that, also for their writing. Since women do not have the time or money to consistently write without interruptions. Due to this women have produced less impressive works than men. When the narrator is interrupted in A Room of One’s Own, she generally fails to regain her original concentration, suggesting that women without private spaces of their own, free of interruptions, are doome...   [tags: concentration, struggle, social class]
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Virginia Hamilton - Virginia Hamilton “I never thought seriously of any other career”1, Virginia Hamilton said, speaking of being an author. Virginia Hamilton is a very talented African American Children’s author. She was born on March 12, 1936 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Her Mother had lived in Yellow Springs since the late 1850’s. Virginia Hamilton said that she loves Yellow Springs. “I live on land that has been in my family for generations”2 “I love my hometown”3. She says, as a child, both of her parents were enthusiastic readers and gifted storytellers....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Ambiguous Women: The Power of the Female Narrative - Ambiguous Women: The Power of the Female Narrative I do not wonder that men have always felt threatened by strong women. Male insecurity is manifest in the patriarchal infrastructure of society and its enforcement of gender roles that require female submission to the male model. In her book, Writing a Woman's Life, Caroline Heilbrun quotes Deborah Cameron's sardonic statement, "men can be men only if women are unambiguously women" (16). Heilbrun considers the ambiguous women, those who challenge convention....   [tags: Womens Issues]
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“Possessed”: A Poet’s Heart in a Woman’s Body - In 1935, Charlotte Perkins Gilman intentionally overdosed on chloroform. In 1941, Virginia Woolf filled the pockets of her overcoat with stones and walked into a river near her home. Thirty-three years later, in 1974, Anne Sexton put on her mother’s old fur coat, poured herself a glass of vodka and started the engine of her car in her locked garage. Within a span of less than fifty years, at least three prominent women writers were dead by their own hand. As time goes on, others will undoubtedly follow suit....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Bluefield, West Virginia - Bluefield, West Virginia Bluefield is located in southern West Virginia along the foothills of one of the most beautiful mountain valley settings to be found anywhere. The city stands at 2,612 feet above sea level in the East River Mountain, making it “West Virginia’s loftiest incorporated community.” (Greater Bluefield Area Community Profile) With the average temperature in January at 35o F and July at only 71o F, Bluefield is nicknamed “Nature’s Air Conditioned City.” In fact, a tradition of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce is to serve free lemonade to the residents and visitors when the temperature reaches an official 90o F....   [tags: Papers] 1679 words
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Freedom on My Mind: The Black Codes - In the book “Freedom on My Mind” it states, “the legal status of blacks in early Virginia remains controversial because laws regulating slavery do not appear in the colony’s legal statutes prior to the 1600s.” Since laws regulating slavery did not appear, English colonists were able to create codes which determined who could be a slave. I will go into detail about these codes and how it made an impact on the development of black history. This will also answer the legal status of people of African descent in colonial Virginia and how blacks where distinguished from other Virginians....   [tags: slavery, Virginia, equality]
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references managing to intertwine the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the queer genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and I will discuss several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to say that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel, but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: The Queer Genre] 1441 words
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Interview at the Virginis Beach Healthcare and Rehabilition Center - Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center located close to the Oceanfront, caters to mostly older adults, although there are patients who can be in their lower twenties. Many of the patients stay within the facility for the rest of their lives. However, some patients are rehabilitated until they have recovered or they can move to another location, such as a home facility. Cindy Halonski, one of the recreation therapists, gives every patient who comes in a welcome page. This paper lists information such as different rooms such as the courtyards, different activities available, where a television is located and letting the patients know that there is also a beauty shop on location....   [tags: adults, page, future, patient] 921 words
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The Success of the Massachusetts Bay Colony - In the 1600’s, two colonies were establishing themselves on the east coast of North America. In 1607, a group of merchants, known as the Virginia Company, settled at Jamestown, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay (Divine, 72); while Puritan leader John Winthrop, stationed himself and his followers at Massachusetts Bay in 1630. (Divine, 90) Although both settlements started off relatively the same, the greater success of one over the other has caused continuous debates between many, including the descendants of these early Americans....   [tags: American History, The Virginia Colonists] 1524 words
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Yes Virginia, Dragons Do Exisit - Yes Virginia, Dragons Do Exisit Dragon--even mentioning the word strikes terror into the very center of the hearts of some men. But to others, a dragon is nothing more than a make-believe fairy tale, or a mystical monster. Recently, startling, new, scientific discoveries have shed light on this controversial subject. Dragons, Do They Really Exist. This study, compiled of shocking new facts, seems to prove that the animals known as the dragon, does, in fact, exist. Though the dragon may be large (approximately 45 feet long, 10 feet wide), it is extremely light and aerodynamic....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 861 words
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The Woman Author: A Comparative Analysis - The fundamental notion of the female writer evolved within the nineteenth century when women were, and continued to be, considered as inferior beings when compared to their male counterparts. This is especially noticeable within the literary canon, where female writers are sparsely included in ‘reputable’ works of literature, let alone incorporated into any canon at all. Virginia Woolf, in her essay titled “In a Room of One’s Own” (1925), details the apparent trials and tribulations that female writers in the Victorian era experience when attempting to become recognized within a literary community....   [tags: The Female Author]
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Virginia Candidates for Governor Different Views on Gun Rights, Drug Reform, and Jobs - There are issues dealing with subjects from abortion to making jobs for the state to drug use and possession. I will be writing about issues that candidates for Virginia governor speak on and my views on them. The issues that are the most important to me are gun rights, drug reform, and the creation of jobs for Virginians. I will show the candidates’ views on these issues in comparison to my own and how if I had the power how I would change the laws regarding these matters. The candidates have already told how they think and feel on the matters I have presented above....   [tags: gun rights, drug reform, job] 1035 words
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