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Movements Which Flourished in the United States' Early Years - As the young republic grew a third revolution accompanied the reformation of American politics and the transformation of the American economy. This revolution aimed at improving the character of ordinary Americans and for this reason reform campaigns dominated the American landscape. At this time when the Great Awakening was taking place many reformers drew their zeal from religion and hoped to transform American life by getting rid of worldly evils. During this time period between 1825-1850 a tremendous surge in the spirit of reform took place in which the Temperance, Utopian, Criminal Institution, Suffragist, Abolitionist, and Public School reform movements occurred....   [tags: Great Awakening, American History] 985 words
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One Night @ the Call Center, by Chetan Bhagat - The Novel, One night @ the Call Center, is written by Chetan Bhagat (A modern Indian writer). Chetan Bhagat is seen as the voice of a young generation in India than an author. The book has won the national best-selling award in India and has also resulted in a huge blockbuster movie. The book is set in the suburbs of Delhi, India, where six people working together at a call center have a life changing night. The six character deal with the daily pressures of a call center life while experiencing serious personal problems....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Awakening]
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Madame Bovary as a Template for Kate Chopin’s The Awakening - Madame Bovary as a Template for Kate Chopin’s The Awakening The story of Edna Pontellier, the heroine of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, echoes that of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Both novels tell about young wives who recognize the hollowness of their marriages and look outside them for fulfillment. While the similarities are deep and numerous, Chopin’s characterization and plot diverge from those of Flaubert. Madame Bovary does contain a hint of advocacy for women, however Chopin’s version of the story reflects the author’s status as one of America’s first feminist authors....   [tags: Madame Bovary Essays]
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Edna Pontellier and Social Limitations in Kate Chopin's Awakening -          In discussing Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, critic Susan Rosowski categorizes the novel under the heading of "the novel of awakening" and differentiates it from the bildungsroman, the apprentice novel, in which the usually male protagonist "learn the nature of the world, discover its meaning and pattern, and acquire a philosophy of life and ‘the art of living'" (Bloom 43). In the novel of awakening, the female protagonist similarly learns about the world, but for the heroine, the world is defined in terms of love and marriage, and "the art of living" comes with a realization that such art is difficult or impossible; the price for the art is often tragic endings....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Essay on Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House - Importance of Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House       Female companions are very important to the development of the main characters in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle, in The Awakening, and Kristine Linde, in A Doll House, help Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer discover their inner selves.   Mademoiselle Reisz, Madame Ratignolle, and Kristine Linde all act as role models for the protagonists. Edna deeply admires Mademoiselle Reisz's piano playing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Theme of Self-discovery in The Awakening and A Doll's House - The Theme of Self-discovery in The Awakening and A Doll House       In Chopin's The Awakening and Ibsen's A Doll House, the main characters each experience an awakening. Although they lead different lives, Nora Helmer and Edna Pontellier's respective awakenings are caused by similar factors. From the beginning, neither character fits the standard stereotype of women in the society in which they lived. Another factor that influences Nora and Edna's awakenings is their marital relationship. Neither Nora nor Edna are treated as an equal by their husband....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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themeaw Themes and Fate in The Awakening and Madame Bovary - Themes and Fate in The Awakening and Madame Bovary         Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary are both tales of women indignant with their domestic situations; the distinct differences between the two books can be found in the authors' unique tones.  Both authors weave similar themes into their writings such as, the escape from the monotony of domestic life, dissatisfaction with marital expectations and suicide.  References to "fate" abound throughout both works.  In The Awakening, Chopin uses fate to represent the expectations of Edna Pontellier's aristocratic society.  Flaubert uses "fate" to portray his characters' compulsive methods of dealing with thei...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Women´s Images in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening - Women´s Images in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening The aim of this essay is analyse women´s images in The Yellow Wallpaper and in The Awakening, since the two readings have become the focus of feminist controversy. Both stories were written by women, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin. But is this fact important to understand the aim of every story. Would they have had the same effect if the had been written by men. I will explore these matters. I also considered it could be rather interesting to study and compare how heroines act, how they are constricted by patriarchy, how their husbands treat them, and if they triumph or not, in every story....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 3073 words
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Sexual Awakening in The Wind Blows and The Virgin and the Gipsy - Sexual Awakening in The Wind Blows and The Virgin and the Gipsy The sexual awakening in the short story "The Wind Blows " and in the novella "The Virgin and the Gipsy" is very similar in a number of ways. In both works, young women on the brink of womanhood endeavor to attain full maturity in a number of ways. Both stories portray the mental confusion and general chaos the women struggle against in their quest for awakening, although the depth and structure of these works are markedly different....   [tags: Papers] 988 words
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A Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Grand Isle - A Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Grand Isle       Grand Isle is the movie adaptation of Kate Chopin's 1889 novel, The Awakening. Turner Network Television (TNT) made the movie in 1991, and it stars Kelly McGillis as Edna Pontellier and Adrian Pasdar as Robert Lebrun. To say that this movie is based, even loosely, on The Awakening is an insult to Kate Chopin's colorful literary work. A reviewer from People Weekly calls it a "tedious melodrama" and sees it as Kelly McGillis's "vanity project" because she is star, producer, and narrator ("Grand Isle" 13)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Inner Self in The Awakening, Wuthering Heights, and Fences - The Inner Self in The Awakening, Wuthering Heights, and Fences        Does turmoil in people promote chaos in the world, or does chaos in the world create turmoil in people. To uncover a single answer to such a question is impossible. Therefore, those who seek a solution find themselves at a stalemate, and the query posed becomes rhetorical. Nevertheless, it initiates another inquiry worth thought and reflection: since the chaotic world is already well established, whether or not a product of human havoc, how is one to escape it and live uninhibitedly....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Use of Nature in Chopin's Awakening and Langston Hughes' Poems -       Langston Hughes and Kate Chopin use nature in several dimensions to demonstrate the powerful struggles and burdens of human life. Throughout Kate Chopin's The Awakening and several of Langston Hughes' poems, the sweeping imagery of the beauty and power of nature demonstrates the struggles the characters confront, and their eventual freedom from those struggles. Nature and freedom coexist, and the characters eventually learn to find freedom from the confines of society, oneself, and finally freedom within one's soul....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Edna Pontellier and Adele in Kate Chopin's The Awakening - Comparing Enda and Adele in The Awakening In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the setting is in the late 1800s on Grand Isle in Louisiana. The main character of the story is Edna Pontellier who is not a Creole. Other important characters are Adele Ratignolle, Mr. Ratgnolle, Robert Lebrun, and Leonce Pontellier who are all Creole's. In the Creole society the men are dominant. Seldom do the Creole's accept outsiders to their social circle, and women are expected to provide well-kept homes and have many children....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 846 words
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Society's Restrictive Roles for Women Exposed in The Awakening - In the late 1800's, as well as the early 1900's, women felt discriminated against by men and by society in general. Men generally held discriminatory and stereotypical views of women. Women had no control over themselves and were perceived to be nothing more than property to men. They were expected to live up to a perfect image that society had created, while trying to comply with their husbands' desires. While many women felt dissatisfied with their lives, they would not come out and say it. However, in 1899, Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening, which showed women that they were not alone....   [tags: discrimination towards women]
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Liberation in The Awakening and Their Eyes Were Watching God - Liberation in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God With few exceptions, our male dominated society has traditionally feared, repressed, and stymied the growth of women. As exemplified in history, man has always enjoyed a superior position. According to Genesis in the Old Testament, the fact that man was created first has led to the perception that man should rule. However, since woman was created from man’s rib, there is a strong argument that woman was meant to work along side with man as an equal partner....   [tags: Kate Chopin Zora Neale Hurston]
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Conventionality vs Instinct in Daisy Miller and The Awakening - Henry James's Daisy Miller and Kate Chopin's The Awakening were first published twenty-one years apart, the former in 1878 and the latter in 1899. Despite the gap of more than two decades, however, the two works evince a similarity of thought and intent that is immediately evident in their main themes. Both works display characters whose lives have been governed almost solely by the conventions of their respective societies. Furthermore, both works also attempt to demonstrate to the reader what happens when these conventions are challenged by individual instincts, which more often than not are in direct contradiction to the dictates of convention....   [tags: Henry James, Kate Chopin] 3107 words
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Major Character Analysis in Maggie a Girl of the Streets and The Awakening - Major Character Analysis In the late nineteenth century people obtained more freedom. The American rags to riches story struck a chord with many people and they tried to change their social class. For some, even with new opportunities in life, it would be hard for them to climb the class ladder. Many people live lives full of hardship and obstacles, such as Maggie Johnson from Stephen Crane's Maggie a Girl of the Streets, who grows up in the slums of New York City. Edna Pontellier from Kate Chopin's The Awakening lives a life of extravagance and wealth but still ends up dying a sad and lonely death because she makes poor decisions....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1989 words
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Edna Pontellier of The Awakening: A Woman before Her Time - Edna Pontellier is a woman of great needs. Although she has a husband who cares for her and two children, she is very unhappy. She plays her roles as a mother and wife often, but still keeps doing things unmarried, barren women should do: enjoy the company of other men, ignore her children's cries, dress unladylike for the times. The story is set in the late 1800's, when women were to be in the kitchen preparing a meal for their family, giving birth to more children to help with daily chores, or sitting quietly at home, teaching the children while the husband was at work....   [tags: American Literature] 880 words
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Controversial Gender Issues in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" - "Nothing any longer is given, anyone can be anything" (Jehlen 271). American controversy is a continual process. The last year of the twentieth century boiled over with suspension of Y2K (a newly coined term for the new millennium that was worn out by year-end), everybody waited with anticipation for the world to coming cashing to a halt and when nothing happened everyone breathed a sigh of relief. Today, four short years later, Y2K seems to be a distant memory and now our plates are full with fresh new questions to occupy our minds....   [tags: American Literature] 1306 words
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Life Leading Up to Siddhartha Gautama's Awakening - Life Leading Up to Siddhartha Gautama's Awakening It is thought by many that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was born having this title and did not have to endure any hardships throughout his life. Despite these thoughts, Siddhartha Gautama was not born the Buddha, but had to find his own way to achieve enlightenment and become the Buddha. Before and after Siddhartha's birth, Siddhartha's mother and father knew that their son was special and had two paths in life that could lead Siddhartha into being a great king or a Buddha, a remover in the world of the veil of ignorance....   [tags: Papers] 1352 words
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The Awakening - -Compare/contrast Edna's love for Leonce, Robert, and Arobin. Throughout the novel, it became increasingly obvious of Edna's difficulty in the field of true love. She had initially found what she knew wasn't, followed by infatuation, and finally what she was sure was. Several different forms of love were present, yet each (including the final) proved to be unsuccessful. Edna never felt comfortable in her relationship with Leonce. She had managed to assume the typical role of a female and never stray from her responsibilities that come with that....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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A Male Dominated Society During the 19th Century - During the 19th century, women were controlled by a male dominated society. The women were in pure agony knowing that there was no faith for them to have a crucial change in civilization. This could often lead to “clinical depression” in which a human could feel lonely, empty, confounded and miserable. In this time period, women’s role in society was to be simply mothers and wives. A world where women had rights, control, and power was a fantasy. According to Hall, he states, “Key to all feminist methodologies is the belief that patriarchal oppression of women through history has been profound and multifaceted” (Hall 202)....   [tags: women's role, 19th century, the awakening]
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John Wesley and George Whitefield View on the Doctrine of Election - INTRODUCTION John Wesley and George Whitefield were two very influential men in the great awakening. Though the impact of both of these men was felt far and wide during the great awakening; their view on the doctrine of election could not be more at odds. Justo L. Gonzalez in his book The Story of Christianity spoke about the dynamic nature of Whitefield and Wesley relationship. He stated, “Wesley and Whitefield worked together for some time, although slowly Wesley became the main leader of the movement....   [tags: great awakening, christianity, America, church]
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The Comparisson Between Edna Pontellier Character and a Poem - The Awakening In The Awakening, Edna Pontellier is a selfish character. She wishes to live her life the way she wants without anyone interfering. She did not start selfish, but grew selfish as her hidden desires were awakened. Her selfishness comes from her complete disregard for anyone’s happiness besides her own. Edna refuses to attend her sister’s wedding, describing the event as lamentable. Even if Edna did not want to attend, a wedding is for the bride and groom’s happiness. She is unable to compromise any of her own desires for the happiness of others....   [tags: Mark Twain, the awakening, song of myself]
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Paul’s Case by Willa Cather, and Daisy Miller by Henry James - Death is the fate of all creatures. From humans to the smallest organisms, such as an amoeba, death is inevitable and cannot be escaped. When pondering upon this, one can find great despair within this truth. Nevertheless, death can be premature. A premature death can be viewed as a death that comes before a being’s average age of death, or in shorter words “expiry date”. To bring this into light, premature death is seen in works of literature, specifically American narratives. Concisely, the narratives that will be brought into analysis include: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather, and Daisy Miller by Henry James....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1316 words
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The Bonds That Break the Silence: Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” and Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” - Throughout history society has been controlled by men, and because of this women were exposed to some very demanding expectations. A woman was expected to be a wife, a mother, a cook, a maid, and sexually obedient to men. As a form of patriarchal silencing any woman who deviated from these expectations was often a victim of physical, emotional, and social beatings. Creativity and individuality were dirty, sinful and very inappropriate for a respectful woman. By taking away women’s voices, men were able to remove any power that they might have had....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Theme of Isolation in Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums and Chopin’s The Awakening - Despite differing story lines, Charlotte Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, depict the same suffering; the isolation that women have been forced to endure throughout history. In the time period that all three characters were placed, it was culturally acceptable for wives to be dominated by their husbands; their responsibility revolving around the needs of their children and those of their spouse. Most women simply did not have a means or an idea of how to rebel against their husbands....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]
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Comparing Edna of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Nora of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House - Comparing Edna of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Nora of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House Kate Chopin's work, The Awakening, and Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, were written at a time when men dominated women in every aspect of life.  Edna Pontellier, the protagonist in The Awakening, and Nora, the protagonist in A Doll's House, are trapped in a world dominated by men.  The assumed superiority of their husbands traps them in their households.  Edna and Nora share many similarities, yet differ from each other in many ways.  Two main similarities of Edna and Nora are that they both have an awakening and are like caged birds without freedom; one main difference is that Edna liv...   [tags: Ibsen Chopin Compare Contrast Essays]
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Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and Harriet Ann Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Although legality by and large determines the existence and prominence of oppression, the concept extends well beyond the scope of the law. Albeit the law can nullify legislation that entails aspects of oppression such as discrimination, the law can also permit, at times, for such things to exist. A legal system that is implemented and enforced within a society eventually becomes directly fused with the citizens and even life itself. It is interesting that contemporarily we most often discuss and reminisce the most important and most well-known events in our history; the most groundbreaking ones....   [tags: comparison]
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Comparison Between Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon and Awakenings - Comparison Between Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon and Awakenings There were many similarities between the short story “Flowers for Algernon” and the movie Awakenings. “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, is about a man named Charlie, who has a very low IQ. Charlie gets an operation to make him smarter. It is a story about what happens to him during that period of time. The movie, Awakenings, directed by Penny Marshall, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, is about how some people, including Leonard Lowe, the main character, developed a disease and are now catatonic....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Flowers for Algernon, Awakenings] 633 words
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Awakening1 - Awakening1 THE AWAKENING The contrast between an urban and a tropical setting represents the awakening that the protagonist experiences in Kate Chopin's classic novel, The Awakening. At Grand Isle Edna becomes conscious of her restrictive marriage in a male dominated society. Her awakening originates with her experiences at Grand Isle but fully develops upon her return to the city, where she completes her transformation from her roles as wife and mother to an independent woman. The setting at the beginning of the novel is the Grand Isle, a popular Creole island resort....   [tags: essays papers] 1270 words
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A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism - A Critique of O. P. Dwivedis Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism In his article Satyagraha for Conservation: Awakening the Spirit of Hinduism, O. P. Dwivedi argues that we must reawaken religious values if the world is going to reduce the current level of environmental degradation. He suggests that religious beliefs can serve as a crucial foundation in helping to create a self-consciously moral society which would put conservation and respect for Gods creation first, and relegate individualism, materialism, and our modern desire to dominate nature in a subordinate place....   [tags: Environment Environmental Papers] 2052 words
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Kate Chopin's Awakening - Edna Pontellier as Master of Her Destiny -          In Kate Chopin's The Awakening, the main character, Edna leaves her husband to find place in the world. Edna believes her new sexually independent power will make her master of her own life. But, as Martin points out, she has overestimated her strength and is still hampered by her "limited ability to direct her energy and to master her emotions" (22). Unfortunately, Edna has been educated too much in the traditions of society and not enough in reason and independent survival, admitting to Robert that "we women learn so little of life on the whole" (990)....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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Use of Water in Chopin's Awakening and Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek - There is much use of water in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek. In The Awakening, the ocean tends to be a place where Edna Pontellier, the main character, goes to be awakened. In the short story "Woman Hollering Creek," Cisneros uses the creek as a springboard for comments and topics of discussion. This use of water is important because it is. The differences between Cleofilas and the Woman Hollering Creek, or La Gritona in Spanish, run throughout the story....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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DH Lawrences The Rainbow: Quest, Passage, Awakening, And Change In Re - The Rainbow is one of DH Lawrence's most controversial works. It was banned in Great Britain when it was first published. The Rainbow introduced sexual life into a family-based novel, portraying a visionary quest for love by three generations of English men and women. Ursula Brangwen is the main character of the novel, and her goal in the book is to achieve a good and peaceful relationship with her lover Skrebensky. When they first met, Ursula had found him to be very beautiful. "He was a young man of twenty-one, with a slender figure and soft brown hair brushed up in the German fashion straight from his brow" (p....   [tags: essays research papers] 502 words
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The Importance of Point of View in Kate Chopin’s Fiction - The Importance of Point of View in Kate Chopin’s Fiction The impact of Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, on society resulted in her ruin, both literary and social. Reviewers called it vulgar, improper, unhealthy, and sickening. One critic said that he wished she had never written it, and another wrote that to truly describe the novel would entail language not fit for publication (Stipe 16). The overwhelming condemnation of the entire book rather than just Edna’s suicide seems surprising in light of her successful short story career....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]
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Analytical Awakening: Voltaire's Candide - Voltaire’s satirical novella Candide tells the story a young man who, having been raised in a secluded utopia and educated in philosophical optimism, is suddenly thrust into the world and forced to make sense of the evil and suffering around him that he has always been taught to reason away. As his journey progresses and he encounters numerous horrors, Candide increasingly struggles to accept his tutor’s theory that all is for the best, and it ultimately becomes apparent that he has lost faith in his tutor’s philosophy....   [tags: pangloss' philosophy, Mr. Vanderdunder]
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Spiritual Awakening - I’d like to state the most obvious observation that I’ve made about spiritual formation; that is that I will always need to be seeking for ways to nurture my personal spirituality throughout my life. I know that to most people this may sound like a “duh” statement, but for me it has truly become a reality and one that I must admit I have been struggling to embrace. I was brought up in a church that, like most traditional churches, stayed happy living in the “comfort zone” of their Christianity. They took everything that the Bible said at face value without digging in to find out why they believed what they believed....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1541 words
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Historical Background of The Color Purple, I know why the caged bird sings, and The Awakening - Historical Background of The Color Purple, I know why the caged bird sings, and The Awakening In a stereotypical society, the reader expects for the protagonist of a novel to be a strong, heroic male who saves the day and gets the girl. However, in the classic works “The Awakening” (Kate Chopin), “The Color Purple” (Alice Walker), and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (Maya Angelou), a different kind of protagonist is portrayed. In these novels, the protagonist is a heroine who grows throughout the novel into a strong and independent woman....   [tags: Classic Literature ] 1379 words
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Awakenings - Awakenings Many people experience events that will alter their lives forever. These events may be for the better, or perhaps for the worst. Either way, life will most likely never be the same. It is, however, the way one responds to these events that is most significant. The stories of Alice Sebold and Edna Pontellier differ greatly from one another. Both women, nevertheless, find themselves entering into a new chapter of their lives. While their stories are different, the issues that they face are similar....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1257 words
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The Awakenings Symbolic Significance Of The Sea - &#65279;In the novel, “The Awakening,” Kate Chopin tells the story of a young married woman, Edna Pontellier, who, while enjoying her summer holidays at a cottage on a beach with her family, meets a young man by the name of Robert Lebrun. Edna, who is not really in love with her husband, begins to have mixed feelings and, as a result, begins to realize who she truly is. Edna feels that something is lacking in her life. The author uses the ocean to personify and symbolize what is missing in Edna’s life--the love of a man and freedom of the soul....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Importance of Male Characters to Kate Chopin - The Importance of Male Characters to Kate Chopin Why and how does she use them. Kate Chopin is an author who examines the position of women in 19th century Louisiana. She describes their plight, living in a society designed by men, one that confines women’s behavior. It was imperative for Kate Chopin to highlight her male characters, as they ultimately are responsible for her heroines’ actions. The “Awakening” and “Desiree’s Baby” are two examples that deal with the issues resulting from a male dominant society, though the stories vary in their approach....   [tags: Kate Chopin The Awakening Desiree's Baby Essays] 860 words
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Informative - Comparisons Of The First And Second Great Awakenings - With the development of a civilized society in America during the 1700s and 1800s, the role religion played in an everyday person's life was becoming more and more diminished. To combat this, a series of religious revivals were set in motion: The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that sought to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political factions to great effect upon society's mentality....   [tags: Compare History Religion] 1641 words
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Comparing Awakenings in Chopin's The Storm and The Story of an Hour - Comparing Awakenings in Chopin's The Storm and The Story of an Hour As a forerunner of the modern feminist movement, Kate Chopin explored bold new characterizations of her female subjects. Chopin is famous for her progressive depiction of the female characters in her stories. Two such stories, 'The Storm' and 'The Story of an Hour,' examine and refute the long held ideal of the subservient wife. 'The Storm,' written in 1898 but not published until later because of its provocative content, describes the passionate extramarital affair between Calixta and Alcee, a former lover....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Valley - The Valley - Awake. In 1946, John Collier, Jr. and Aníbal Buitrón wrote The Awakening Valley, telling the story of a social miracle happening in Ecuador - in the valley at the foot of Tiata Imbabura. (1, cover) In 1993, forty-three years later, I set foot in that same area and discovered a valley, not awakening, but awake. My son, Matt, and I were traveling by bus, north out of Quito, on our way to Colombia. (4) We had been advised to be in Otavalo on a weekend to experience the famous market....   [tags: Andes Ecuador The Awakening Valley Papers]
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Kate Chopin's Writing Career and Influence on Society - Kate Chopin was a influential author that introduced powerful female characters to the american literacy world. She was most known for her brilliant book The Awakening. However at that time it received many negative reviews, causing the downfall of Kate’s writing career. Now the book is such a influential story that it is being taught in classrooms throughout the world. This essay will discuss Kate Chopin’s writing career and the impact her writing has on society. Kate Chopin was an author best known for her strong leading female characters....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Big Lebowski and American Gangster - I have decided to analyze the film Underworld: Awakening in terms of the three act structure and then compare it to two other films that we watched in class, namely: The Big Lebowski and American Gangster. This movie was the fourth in the Underworld sequel and was released on January 20th, 2012. It was among the first films to garner more $ 100 million in revenues during that year. It was also the most watched of the four films in the Underworld sequel. It fits well in the horror films genre, but may as well fit as an action and science fiction movie as well....   [tags: film, selene, lycans]
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A Literary Imagination Put to a Halt - Kate Chopin’s literary career began to flourish after her husband’s death and her deep intimate thoughts of her social and marital status were revealed in her fictitious works. Her imagination that she had put into her works was perceived to be her own intimate thoughts that she longed to live during her marriage. She had a “pursuit of solitude, independence, and an identity apart from her children—and apart from the men who always admired her.” (Chopin 114) Her beginning literary career quickly prospered yet came to an abrupt ending once her book The Awakening was criticized for its feminist delivery, adultery, immorality, and its attempt to advocate for the repressed women of the 19th cent...   [tags: Biography ]
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Pilgrims Landing on Plymouth Rock - The pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock has had a number of important impacts on America today. Whether the impacts were positive or negative, it was the pilgrims that had taken the journey to the New World and made the present what it is today. Originating from England, the English were Puritans who believed that the Church of England was in need of spiritual purification. Instead of altering the church, the English set off on a voyage to the New World for new opportunities. The pilgrims could start over and build a new society from scratch without having the chance of having corrupting influences on the Old World....   [tags: us history]
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Edna's Struggles With Depression - In Kate Chopin’s novella, The Awakening, Edna Pontellier’s behaviors appear to be symptoms of depression rather than the actions of a strong woman in search of liberation. This conclusion, however, is not entirely apparent until the end of the novel. Throughout the story, Edna does things to lead the reader to believe she is being strong and overcoming the burdens of living in a patriarchal society. However, a strong woman who is truly overcoming adversity is not going to commit suicide. Reading carefully, one realizes that Chopin’s true model of feminism lies in Mademoiselle Reisz, who is happy to live alone and unmarried despite what society dictates a woman’s role to be....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Her Errand Into the Wilderness - The Crying of Lot 49: Her Errand Into the Wilderness One of the central themes touched upon in Pierre-Yves Petillon's Essay, "A Re-cognition of Her Errand Into the Wilderness," is the general sense of awakening one feels when he reads Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Petillon begins his essay by expressing the opinion that "it is rather odd that The Crying of Lot 49, a slim novella should have become an overnight classic (O'Donnell, p.127)." What at first seemed like a typical piece expounding the virtues of LSD, turned out to have much more under the surface than a first reading would reveal....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays] 375 words
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Jonathan Edwards - Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely recognized as one of America’s most profound Theologians. Some might even consider him the master of Puritan revival, since he was the leader of the Great Awakening. During his time he was a devout Calvinist who had the power of single-handedly keeping the Puritan faith strong for over twenty-five years, by using vivid imagery to provoke his audience. Edward's dialect was exquisitely influential and yet wielded with class and ease. This essay argues that Edwards was a prestigious theologian in his time that helped shape modern religious culture....   [tags: Christian Theology] 996 words
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Edna Vs. Nora - Choices, options, decisions, whatever one chooses to call them, he is aware that he has them. In reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Isben's A Doll's House it is clearly seen that the choices made by the two female protagonists, Edna and Nora, stem from their perception of themselves and their capabilities. Furthermore, it is that view of self that leads each to make either a life-altering or life-ending decision. In Chopin's The Awakening, the title itself is symbolic of the awakening that Edna undergoes throughout the course of the story....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 567 words
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The life of Kate Chopin in relation to the life of Edna Potilier - Missing Works Cited The events of Kate Chopin's life strongly influence the feminist traits of Edna Pontilier, the main character in her novel The Awakening. Kate Chopin is known for her literary works that exemplify culture in New Orleans, Louisiana, and of women's struggles for freedom. Pontilier also demonstrates a woman's struggle in the 1800's and their search for a better and more independent future. The lives of Kate Chopin and Edna Pontilier are similar in their feminist views and strong urge for a free and independent life....   [tags: Kate Chopin Edna Potilier] 733 words
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Kate Chopin - Kate Chopin Kate Chopin is an American writer of the late nineteenth century. She is known for her depictions of southern culture and of women's struggles for freedom. At this time in American history, women did not have a voice of their own and according to custom, they were to obey their father and husband. Generally, many women agreed to accept this customary way of life. Kate Chopin thought quite differently. The boldness Kate Chopin takes in portraying women in the late nineteenth century can be seen throughout The Awakening and other short stories....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Contemporary Russian Thought - Trends of Contemporary Russian Thought (1) ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the most recent period in the development of Russian thought (1960s-1990s). Proceeding from the cyclical patterns of Russian intellectual history, I propose to name it 'the third philosophical awakening.' I define the main tendency of this period as 'the struggle of thought against ideocracy.' I then suggest a classification of main trends in Russian thought of this period: (1) Dialectical materialism in its evolution from late Stalinism to neo-communist mysticism; (2) Neorationalism and Structuralism; (3) Neo-Slavophilism, or the Philosophy of National Spirit; (4) Personalism and Liberalism; (5) Religious Philosoph...   [tags: Russian Culture Essays] 6041 words
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Kate Chopin's Writing - Kate Chopin's Writing Elizabeth Fox Genovese of Emory University shared in a PBS interview that “She [Kate Chopin] was very important as one of the earliest examples of modernism in the United States or, if you wish, the cutting edge of modernism in American literature” (PBS – Interviews). Kate Chopin published At Fault, her first novel, in 1890 and The Awakening, her last novel, in 1898 (Guilds 924). During these years Chopin wrote numerous other works and most, like At Fault and The Awakening, centered around upper-middle class Creole or French women involved in womanly uncertainties; such as, extramarital affairs, acceptable behavior in society for females, duties as a wife, responsibil...   [tags: Author Kate Chopin Essays]
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Evangelicalism - Introduction Evangelicalism did not evolve or operate in a space. It is essential to consider the ways in which members of this group participated in and changed their culture, and, conversely, to assess how its social context provided both the ideas which evangelicalism adopted or transformed and those which it actively rejected or resisted. As movements that came of age during the first half of the nineteenth century, Evangelical Protestantism can be understood most clearly in the political, economic, and religious contexts of post-revolutionary American society....   [tags: essays research papers] 2131 words
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