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James Joyce Dubliners Evenline

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One of the Dubliners stories, “Eveline” is a devastating tale about a woman’s resistance to change. The title character acts as if she is trapped in the past, even though she has a tremendous and promising opportunity to embrace a new life filled with freedom and excitement. Eveline grapples with the question of whether to stay in Dublin or leave with her lover, and her indecision results in the decision being made for her—Eveline remains powerless. A feminist criticism approach to “Eveline” shows how the title character responds ambivalently to patriarchal social structures and gender norms.
Eveline is a young woman, whose mother has died, and whose father has since become violent; “she sometimes felt herself in danger of her father's violence,” (Joyce 2). Although Eveline claims her father “was not so bad” when her mother was still alive (1), she contradicts herself later, saying, “she would not be treated…… [Read More]

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Joyce, James. “Eveline.”


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Disappointment and Heartache in James

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Her disappointment is passed on to Frank and they both suffer because of her inaction and resulting fear.

In "The Boarding house," we discover disappointment connected to two characters, Polly and Mr. Doran. In this story, disappointment is wrapped up with victimization and manipulation. Mrs. Mooney is the one holding the cards in this game and she is determined to see that her daughter does not suffer for the sake of a man. Mr. Doran becomes her victim Mrs. Mooney deals with her own misery. hile Polly is accustomed to having her way with the men of the boarding house, her mother is intent on her having some semblance of a good life. Mr. Doran is a victim of circumstance. He happens to be at the proverbial wrong place at the wrong time and ends up paying for it - perhaps for the rest of his life. e read, "There…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Joyce, James. "Araby." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008.  http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/954/ 

The Boarding House." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008.  http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/955/ 

Eveline." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008.  http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/959/
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James Joyce Short Story

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Eveline describe her home? Her past? Why is her assessment of her past expressed as follows: "Still they seemed to have been rather happy then."

Eveline describes her past in nostalgic terms. She is nostalgic and wistful because she is leaving and though she is not particularly happy about her situation, it is all she knows. She also remembers the promise she made to her mother about looking after the family and that makes her decision to leave all the more difficult. Yet when she looks at how things have changed in her neighborhood and how alien her own home is to her, she feels that she has the right to leave -- as though now that the happiness of the past is gone it is time to look for it elsewhere (with Frank).

The narrator says, "It was hard work -- a hard life- but now that she was…… [Read More]

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Women Are Confined in Society as Depicted

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women are confined in society as depicted in the stories by Steinback, Joyce and Oates.

Stories set in the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century often depict women as being confined to the norms of society even while they struggle to be free. Authors of literary works may they be short or long stories have often presented these women as being frustrated with the status imposed upon them and show the problems they face in a patriarchal society. In John Steinback's Chrysanthemums for instance, the female character Elisa Allen has been portrayed as "a strong, capable woman kept from personal, social, and sexual fulfillment by the prevailing conception of a woman's role in a world dominated by men" (Steinback, 306). Her appearance, manner and speech all suggest that she is a woman frustrated with the male dominated world. Her husband forever reminds Elisa that she…… [Read More]

References

Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use." The Norton Anthology, 4th ed., shorter. New York: Norton, 1995.

Wright, Richard. "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" available at www.xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR2/wright.htm

Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" accessed on 8-11-2002 at: www.usfca.edu/fac-staff/southerr/wgoing.html
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Gendered Managerial Styles the Role

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Gender and Organizational Social Change Models

The increasing number of women in managerial positions represents a social change. Women are in these positions, and must earn their way to be accepted by both males and females. There are other changes within organizational styles that may be impacted by the entrance of more female managers into the workplace. For instance, the older authoritarian styles of the early part of the century are slowly being replaced by a more "team" approach (McGuire and Hutchings, 2006). These cultural changes within organizations represent a switch to an organizational culture that is more oriented towards the female managerial style. Male managers may need to soften their approach in order to make the transition to a "team oriented" organization.

The differences in the way in which males and females approach problems is an accepted paradigm in psychology. Historically, women have had difficulty adjusting to the male…… [Read More]

References

Aaltio, L. And Huang, J. 2007. Women managers' careers in information technology in China: high flyers with emotional costs? Journal of Organizational Change Management. Vol. 20. Issue 2, pp. 227-244.

Akgun, a., Byrne, J., Lynn, G., and Keskin, H. 2007. Organizational unlearning as changes in beliefs and routines in organizations. Journal of Organizational Change Management. Vol. 20. Issue 6, pp. 794-812.

American Psychological Association (APA). 2006. When the Boss is a Woman. March 22, 2006. Psychology Matters. Available at http://www.psychologymatters.org/womanboss.html

Diefenbach, T. 2007. The managerialistic ideology of organisational change management. Journal of Organizational Change Management. Vol. 20. Issue 1., pp. 126-144.
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Death of a Salesman Doll's

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The reality of this truth is that is Nora does not know herself, her husband cannot possible know who she is. Nora experiences the pain of a blind love that has finally seen the truth. In a moment of enlightenment, she tells her husband, "You don't understand me, and I have never understood you either -- before tonight" (194).

For years, Nora lived safely behind the lie that she called a marriage but after Torvald found out about the loan, the happy marriage was gone and both partners saw the lies of one another. Nora's difficulty with love is different in that she makes a positive discovery in addition to the terrible truth she has learned. In short, not all is in vain. Nora can walk away a more informed, educated, and independent woman as a result of what she went through with Torvald. She can also look forward to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Chekhov, Anton. "The Lady with the Pet Dog." The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction R.V. Cassill, ed. New York W.W. Norton and Company. 1981.

Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. Three Plays by Ibsen. New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc. 1963.
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Oates' Story Where Are You Going Where

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Oates' story, Were Are You Going, Were Have You Been? is one tat as sparked te interest of numerous commentators wo ave read a multiplicity of views into te plot and caracters? Some ave seen te story as cautionary tale to teenagers. Oters ave read Jungian or Freudian arcetypes into te story, wilst oters ave packed it wit psycological insigt. Certainly, Oates as skillfully used er background, motifs and oter elements of fiction (suc s point-of-view, foresadowing, irony, and symbolism) to paint us a tale tat sows a multiplicity of meaning. Te element of music tat winds troug te tale is one of tem. Te following essay develops some of tese implications

Most readers see te story serving as cautionary tale to adolescents. Connie is a naive restless teenager at te beginning of te story, typically, as most teens are, preoccupied wit er appearance, and feeling frustrated wit er life.…… [Read More]

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Quirk, Tom. "A Source For "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Ed. Elaine Showalter. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994. 81-89.

Urbanski, Marie Mitchell Olesen. "Existential Allegory." "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Ed. Elaine Showalter. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994. 75-79.
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Victorian Female Sexuality Victorian Sexuality George Bernard

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Victorian Female Sexuality

Victorian Sexuality: George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. arren's Profession and Thomas Hardy's "The Ruined Maid"

omen in the Victorian era must have suffered enormously under the massive double standards and the shameful image of a woman who wanted to be on her own. It is clear from examining the literature of the period how much discrimination was placed on women in the era. George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. arren's Profession and Thomas Hardy's "The Ruined Maid" show the intense sexual and gender discrimination that women in the Victorian era had to endure and the extreme consequences that were reserved for them upon breaking such strict traditions on sexuality and love relationships; however, George Bernard Shaw does allow for a greater sense of freedom for his female characters as his work was written much later at the tail end of the Victorian era, as long as they avoid the contact…… [Read More]

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Hardy, Thomas. "The Ruined Maid." All Poetry. 1866. Web. http://allpoetry.com/poem/8442925-The_Ruined_Maid-by-Thomas_Hardy

Shaw Festival. Mrs. Warren's Profession: Connections Shaw Festival Study Guide. 2008. Web. http://www.shawfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mrs_Warrens_Study_Guide.pdf

Shaw, George Bernard. Mrs. Warren's Profession. Gutenberg EBook. 2011. Web. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1097/1097-h/1097-h.htm
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Kate Chopin 1850-1904 Was Born Katherine O'Flaherty

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Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1850. She didn't begin her writing career until after 1882, the year in which her husband, Oscar Chopin died (Toth). She spent several years publishing short stories, based on the Creole and Cajun cultures of Louisiana, where she and Oscar had lived. Her first novel, At Fault, was published in 1890. It was her second novel The Awakening that caused the backlash of the press because of Chopin's depiction of a woman with a developing sense of independence, and sexual discovery (Toth). This novel has since become her masterpiece and legacy, and what she is remembered for. She died in 1904, long before her genius was truly recognized or appreciated.

Kate Chopin's writing style is descriptive, and yet simplistic. Her tendency to focus on women has become a thread through which all her stories are woven. Her feminist…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Chopin, Kate. "The Kiss." From Kate Chopin, Complete Novels & Stories (Library of America, 136). Ed. Sandra Gilbert. Library of America. 2002, pp. 775-777

Chopin, Kate. "A Pair of Silk Stockings." From Kate Chopin, Complete Novels & Stories (Library of America, 136). Ed. Sandra Gilbert. Library of America. 2002, pp. 816-820

Chopin, Kate. "A Respectable Woman." From Kate Chopin, Complete Novels & Stories (Library of America, 136). Ed. Sandra Gilbert. Library of America. 2002, pp. 506-509

Toth, Emily. Unveiling Kate Chopin. Missouri: University of Missouri Press. 1999, 290 pages.