Essays Tagged: "mother figure"

The children in "Sons and lovers" by DH Lawrence and "What massie Knew "by Henry James

instance, in What Maisie Knew Mrs. Wix was introduced, inmy opinion, at a time when Maisie needed a mother figure.Also, Sir Claude is introduced when she seems to need afather figure. On the other han ... duced. However, theones that are introduced seem to want to try and break thebond that Paul and his mother have. Thus, James and Law¬rence seem to be using similar themes with differentsurrounding ...

(3 pages) 79 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Public Enemy Number One---John Dillinger

es that he rented out, Dillinger's father found his oldest daughter taking care of and becoming the mother figure for little Johnny. Soon Audrey, Dillinger's sister, married and started having childre ... st of her kids. When Dillinger's father remarried Dillinger went back with his dad and his new step mother. All through school, Dillinger was not any tougher or meaner than any of the other students. ...

(7 pages) 63 0 1.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

With references to sources, assess the differing interpretations of Agrippina.

ording to three main stereotypes- the seducer and murderer of Claudius, the scheming and dominating mother figure or the imperial woman who goes beyond her matronly and aristocratic role.Tacitus, an a ... s rule on the principles of Augustus. This shows that Nero may have had a condescending view on his mother or women in general. Suetonius believes that Agrippina was simply playing the role of a mothe ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Plainsong" by Haruf compared to "In Country" by Bobbie Ann Mason

aracters, as well as the authors.Sam Hughes was born into a strange situation. She had a father and mother, but before her birth, her father died while he was in Vietnam. She grew up with her mother, ... her birth, her father died while he was in Vietnam. She grew up with her mother, and her uncle. Her mother eventually remarried, and Sam decided to stay with Uncle Emmett, a Vietnam veteran, instead o ...

(4 pages) 31 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Thesis paper on "Misery" by Stephen King

be the elaborated and horrifically psychotic woman, Annie Wilkes. In this story, Annie represents a mother figure, a goddess and a loyal reader of the romance novelist, Paul Sheldon. In reality, howev ... and she happens to take him back to her cabin and nurse him back to health. Annie acts like a proud mother of two; one child being Paul Sheldon, and the other his extremely popular heroine, Misery Cha ...

(3 pages) 95 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

From "A Doll's House"- character analysis of Nora Helmer.

woman to feel freedom- freedom from her husband's control, from her role in society, her role as a mother figure; the problems presented still appear in today's society.One of "A Doll's House's" cent ... , Nora's character is forced to discontinue the role of a doll and seek out her individuality. As a mother and a wife, Nora Helmer has duties and responsibilities to her family. She progressively conf ...

(8 pages) 323 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Which is More Important to Pip in the First Section of "Great Expectations", to be Loved, or to be a Gentleman? Deals primarily with Pip's upbringing and his relationship with Estella.

with being a gentleman?Pip, began his life being raised 'by hand' by Mrs Joe, his sister and cruel mother-figure and having nothing more than an over-grown, little boy for a father. He was brought up ... p's drive towards gentlemanliness is the fact that he was never fully appreciated as a child by his mother figure, Mrs Joe and he feels that he deserves compensation for that. I also feel that as he w ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Is Billy Elliot gay?

Billy lives with his overly macho father and brother, and their increasingly senile grandmother, and so a major mother figure in his life is absent. Billy is seen slightly as the outcast of ...

(3 pages) 70 4 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A Feminist Reading of D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner

races. An omniscient narrator relates the tale of a boy whose family is always short of money. His mother is incapable of showing love and is obsessed with the status that material wealth can provide ... lth can provide. This paper will explore the premise that D.H. Lawrence presented the figure of the mother as the villain; a loathsome, unloving character with no commitment to genuine values. This ev ...

(8 pages) 68 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An essay on the development of Jem and Scout through the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", and their influences.

to introduce a sense of racial bias to that of Jem and Scout. Calpurnia had always been viewed as a mother-figure and nothing more. However, as the summer developes without the presence of Dill or Att ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

The role of the nurse in romeo and juliet by shakespeare

ils to understand the passion of Romeo and Juliet for each other.In the play, the Nurse serves as a mother figure to Juliet. She is a confidant, advisor and helper to Juliet. It is her relationship wi ...

(4 pages) 101 2 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The life and works of John Bowlby

t on him. One was a very isolated, remote and affectionless teenager with no experience of a stable mother figure. This child had been expelled from his previous school for stealing. The second was an ... n 1957 where he reviews the current psychoanalytic explanations for the Childs libidinal tie to the mother (i.e., the theories of secondary drive, primary object sucking, primary object clinging, and ...

(3 pages) 82 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

From Kitchen to Office - Women in the Workforce (Australian)

ut much still needs to be done to ensure that this is preserved.Once, women were personified as the mother figure that stayed at home, cooking, cleaning, looking after the children and relied solely o ...

(4 pages) 42 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Narrative Women in Context in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out.

Narrative Women in Context in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out.        When looking at literature as a ...         When looking at literature as a symbolic representation of life, the absence of a mother figure within the narrative may have a direct correlation with the portrayal of society as st ... ith the portrayal of society as strictly patriarchal. In Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother, the loss of Xuela's mother and alienation from her father is reflective of an alien and abus ...

(10 pages) 30 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A synopsis with some discussion of the article entitled, "In Search of My Mother's Garden, I Found My Own: Mother-Love, Healing, and Identity in Toni Morrison's Jazz"

The main point of the article deals with the examination of the mother-child relationship of Violet and Rose Dear, and Joe and Wild, as well as how the loss of the ... splacement of the child's developing self. Both Joe and Violet sought to forget and find their lost mothers through denial and substitution. The author of the article states, "Jazz is thus a story abo ... tution. The author of the article states, "Jazz is thus a story about the wounding and healing of unmothered children."In her first point, the author of the article starts with Violet. She brings up t ...

(7 pages) 32 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

With reference to sources, assess the different interpretations of Agrippina the Younger

ording to three main stereotypes- the seducer and murderer of Claudius, the scheming and dominating mother figure or the imperial woman who goes beyond her matronly and aristocratic role.Tacitus, an a ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Influences Of English

dy are extremely close. In the absence of the self-absorbed, ailing Mrs. Compson, Caddy serves as a mother figure for Benjy.As the children grow older and become adolescents, Caddy begins to behave pr ...

(2 pages) 414 1 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bambi's Misrepresentation Of Absent Fathers And Present Mothers

Bambi's Misrepresentation of Absent Fathers and Present Mothers Is a mother figure an essential part of a family or is she futile after her aid in ... en two parents, Disney usually praises the father's part in the upbringing of his family, while the mother's part generally goes without acknowledgement. This occurrence is demonstrated in Disney's fi ... rotection, aggression and anxiety towards the opposite sex, as well as the unrecognized duties as a mother supports the idea that females' existence is for reproduction purposes and nothing more.Bambi ...

(6 pages) 1534 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet: A Tale Of Sordid Misogyny

hakespeares other productions. The only two female characters in Hamlet are Queen Gertrude, Hamlets mother, and Ophelia, Hamlets lover. Queen Gertrude and Ophelia represent the two prevalent attitudes ... udius leads Hamlet to abhor women and female sexuality, and long for an illusory, wholly righteous, mother figure. This desire drives him into a state of madness in which he rejects, condemns, and ult ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poe: Above And Beyond Horror

Edgar Allan Poe did not live an easy life while he was growing up. Early in his life he lost a mother along with a mother figure due to illness. Both of his father figures left him as well, so at ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American