Essays Tagged: "Laird"

Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls"

y, 'Boys and Girls,' has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator's brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a importan ... e narrator could do more work than her younger brother, she was still under appreciated. 'Wait till Laird gets a little bigger, then you'll have a real help' (p. 530). Laird, on the other hand, was ab ...

(4 pages) 129 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro - Summary and response

ther killed the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts. The narrator had a little brother, named Laird.The girl took great pride in the fact that she helped her father with the chores on the farm. ... was time for Flora to be killed. The girl tried to save the horse, Flora, by letting her run free, Laird called his father and the hired man who were going to chase the horse. The girl thought that s ...

(2 pages) 109 1 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Well-Structured Class System in Britain.

had been "a penny-pinching Edinburgh chandler", "no more honest than he had to be". Now he is the "laird" of High Glen and has extensive powers. The merchants and the lawyers lived in the city, but t ... ed one further year and one day they were forever "slaves", which meant they had to work for their "laird" for the rest of their lives and were not allowed to move or work anywhere else. Coal miners w ...

(7 pages) 91 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Discusses the character of the girl in Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls."

ter, Alice, is a static character. She is theoldest child in the family, and has a younger brother, Laird. Alice is very helpfularound the house with her mother, but tends to disappear from the house ... rust for her and at times considers herto be her enemy. She overhears her mother saying: "Wait till Laird gets a littlebigger, then you'll have a real help." And "I just get my back turned and she run ...

(1 pages) 47 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Munro's limited feminist approach in conveying a young girl's rite of passage in her short story "Boys and Girls".

siness follows the same route, while the reader is left uncertain of the whereabouts of the mother. Laird, the girl's brother, is very young in the beginning of the progression and is also unaware of ... ut the world. Munro showed the young boy this way to enhance the significance of the girl's growth. Laird sang with his sister at night, "Laird sang Jingle Bells, which he would sing at anytime, wheth ...

(5 pages) 109 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls".

l. In addition to furnishing her side of the room with lace and wanting to create a barrier between Laird's and her bed, the narrator's dreams change from rescuing others to being saved by strong and ... cerned about boys and beauty instead of adhering to what she loves.Unlike the narrator, her brother Laird goes through a different process of transforming from a boy to a man. Laird is given power and ...

(10 pages) 134 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls".

oys and Girls" the character is a little girl who lives on a fox farm along with her little brother Laird and her mom. In her short story "Boys and Girls," Alice Munro uses character and point of view ... onist herself, as she is nurtured more towards her gender. When the character hears that "wait till Laird gets bigger, then you'll have some real help ...and then I can use her more in the house," by ...

(2 pages) 73 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Response Journal for "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

he progress and significance of the character.The narrator's brother, however, is given the name of Laird. Synonymous with "lord," the boy's name plays an important role in outlining the rules society ... les of a woman, she completes her rite of passage into womanhood.The killing of Flora also leads to Laird's rite of passage, though in his case this is the cause of different reasoning. Whereas the na ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The effect of facial feedback through facilitated and inhibited facial expressions

facial expressions mediate effects have surfaced. According to Strack, Martin and Stepper, (1988), Laird's early study proposed that cognitive processes (self perceptive) are the underlying factor of ... anipulated studies have been a most common mode of research (Strack et al., 1988; Soussignan, 2002; Laird, 1974). Such procedures are susceptible to having a cognitive bias where redirection of attent ...

(8 pages) 143 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What drugs Are Doing!!!

refuge from big city crime.Bill Stanard was a teacher, while his wife Paula took care of the farm. Laird attended exclusive private schools. But one night in December 1999, when 17 year-old Laird Sta ...

(1 pages) 17 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Gender Issues In The Story "Boys And Girls" By Alice Munro

nts feel about her and her brother after over hearing a conversation between them. "Wait till Laird gets a little bigger, then you'll have some real help", was her help not good enough? "A ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Schizophrenia and Suicide: Systematic Review of Risk Factors

socio-demographic, and (b) clinical history.Study results were combined using the DerSimmonian and Laird random effects method of meta-analysis. Between studies heterogeneity was tested using Cochran ...

(3 pages) 36 0 2.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Accepting Gender Role within common society: "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

her, simply because she was a girl. She silently disagreed with her mother when she said "wait till Laird gets a little bigger, then you'll have a real help." The young girl didn't believe that Laird, ... ound the farm, because she thought he would always be too weak. However, at one point in the story, Laird and his older sister were engaged in a physical fight, and to the girls surprise, even though ...

(4 pages) 40 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Disparity vs. Discrimination

e discussions that would entail that the word disparity was the cause that started discrimination. (Laird, 1999)The word disparity in and of itself is a word that means to be different in a group or s ... they will more than likely not be treated the same even through the course of their incarceration. (Laird, 1999)Even in this particular class that we are in there is a disparity in age with the studen ...

(2 pages) 58 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Disparity vs. Discrimination

e discussions that would entail that the word disparity was the cause that started discrimination. (Laird, 1999)The word disparity in and of itself is a word that means to be different in a group or s ... they will more than likely not be treated the same even through the course of their incarceration. (Laird, 1999)Even in this particular class that we are in there is a disparity in age with the studen ...

(2 pages) 106 1 4.6 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Laird Plc Financial Position Analysis

Laird Group Public Limited CompanyIntroductionBased in the United Kingdom and established as a shipb ... mited CompanyIntroductionBased in the United Kingdom and established as a shipbuilder in the 1800s, Laird Group Public Limited Company has transformed itself from a heavy engineering background to a d ... business strategies, to hold market-leading position and seek opportunities for profitable growth, Laird Plc has been growing rapidly since the mid 1990's by acquisition throughout the world. Inside ...

(7 pages) 29 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

The Apocalypse Of Adolescence

imes the committed suggests a their emotional detachment from the world around them. The young boy, Laird, who killed his mother, did not even feel remorseful or saddened at doing so. While he did sta ...

(2 pages) 1324 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

In The Gloaming: Understanding

e to realize they know nothing about the person whom they should be most closely connected. It took Laird dying of AIDS for both he and his mother to have the sudden yearning and passion to learn and ... to have the sudden yearning and passion to learn and understand each other so intimately.Following Laird's becoming sick, he began hiding, emotionally, behind layers of irony and clever remarks, and ...

(3 pages) 1868 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparitive Essay On Alice Munro

iked working with her father. She did not like what was her mother had planned for her. Her brother Laird, once he grew up, was to assist her father and she was to do girl things with her mother. She ... g to close it and she decided instead to open it and let the horse go. At the end of the story when Laird tells his father she did it on purpose he says "she's only a girl'" At the end in her heart sh ...

(2 pages) 735 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Differentiation between Women's Work and "Real Work" in Munro's "Boys and Girls" and Weldon's "Weekend"

ity changing from that of a person, neutral, showing the lack of use of her name opposed to that of Laird (lord) and capable, to that of a girl with all its accompanying restrictions and responsibilit ...

(5 pages) 1631 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing