Essays Tagged: "Ellen DeGeneres"

Having a diverse marriage.

ay couples as well as open discussions about homosexuals on TV, radio and in movies. Gay stars like Ellen Degeneres and the "Fab 5" are making this community visible and thus acknowledged. As the popu ...

(4 pages) 89 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This essay is a brief overview of the novel Ellen Foster, by author Kaye Gibbons. It explains how the main character, Ellen, matured because of her experiences.

Author Kaye Gibbons takes us through the riveting story of Ellen Foster, an 11-year-old girl who is forced to face reality much sooner than her peers. Througho ... 11-year-old girl who is forced to face reality much sooner than her peers. Throughout the course of Ellen's life, growing up is a recurring theme portrayed by the traumatic experiences she withstands ... recurring theme portrayed by the traumatic experiences she withstands and the hardships she faces. Ellen undergoes a major life change when her parents die and she realizes she has nobody to depend o ...

(2 pages) 34 1 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ellen Foster Critique

Ellen FosterIn the book Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons gives Ellen a very interesting character. Ellen i ... use and poverty, is determined to live her life to the fullest. Throughout this inspirational book, Ellen encounters many obstacles and problems. Even though she is only eight years old, she is forced ... e is forced to figure things out for herself and to take care of herself. The most important lesson Ellen learns is that the true test of character is not just to endure hardships, but to have a posit ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The American Dream

this world today.When I was reading thru the article, I came to a point on a page that stated about Ellen DeGeneres coming out of the closet on prime-time television. According to all gays and lesbian ... g for a world where you can be anyone and anything and still have the right to liberty and justice. Ellen DeGeneres gave up a life of being famous and making millions all to get a lift on the gay and ...

(5 pages) 50 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Film and Television Representations of Gay Men and Lesbians

ining an identity in the media. Gay men and lesbians also began taking on lead roles in television. Ellen DeGeneres had a hit television show, where she was the lead character; she announced her comin ... s non-threatening, therefore the issues they wanted to address were rarely considered by anyone. By Ellen's coming out and the increase of gay characters and their cultural references in the media, ho ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.8 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Semiotics And Symbolic Interactionism

ring Qzzie and Harriet or Carol and Mike Brady.The nervous stand-up comedian styles of Paul Rieser, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Sienfeld, and Drew Carey have set a new emotional tone. The new comic heroes ... t them apart from the statistical middle ground in America: Murphy Brown is a recovering alcoholic: Ellen is gay. Many of the lead characters dare to be unlikable, irresponsible, even hostile. These i ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ellen FoSSter

it since her father threatened to kill her if she even attempted to call for help. Ellen loved her mother more than anything in the world. When her mother died, Ellen sat next to her ... to her and said "You can rest with me until someone comes to get you."(Gibbons 10) How could Ellen live through this kind of loss and still have the confidence and will to live and support hers ... ill to live and support herself. "It is better that something be done now, rather than later".Ellen went on with her life and made the best of it. Even though she was left at her home to live on ...

(3 pages) 296 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The mountain and the valley

ome" (8). This is showing the reader that the world around the house was at rest, in a winter sleep.Ellen is introduced to us as she is working on her rug. We learn that the rug is made from torn clot ... rags for the rug are from the family's old clothes that they have either worn out or grown out of. Ellen sorts the clothes out, and reminds herslef whose shirt or jacket it was, and when did they hav ...

(2 pages) 338 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sex on television

d content is virtually overflowing from network television. Shows like "Roseanne", "Seinfeld", and "Ellen" take topics previously discussed, or at least referred to and bring them to a whole new level ... Whoever won would be the "Master of their Domain". On March forth, 1997, ABC announced that Ellen Degeneres' title character on her popular sitcom "Ellen" will reveal that she is a lesbian. Th ...

(8 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Growing Up

Ellen Foster, a novel by Kaye Gibbons, is a story about a young girl growing up. In the beginning El ... d her identity has been predetermined by the thoughts of her family and community. Six homes later, Ellen is finally able to find her true self. Ellen matures and gains her own identity throughout the ... o find her true self. Ellen matures and gains her own identity throughout the novel. Part of Ellen?s identity, in the beginning of the novel, is the need for safety and security in her life. Mo ...

(2 pages) 429 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hideous by Nature : Analysis of Rosie O'donnell

(1 pages) 847 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Creative Writing: A Day in the Office

ext to pictures of himself, one of him graduating, one of him skydiving, and another of him meeting Ellen DeGeneres. Vulgar and inappropriate jokes shot from his mouth as he laughed historically at th ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education