Essays Tagged: "Naomi"

Women and Territory

ificant issues in human behavior which can shed light on popular misconceptions. Desmond Morris and Naomi Weisstein explore two different psychological areas that are misunderstood by the public and s ... cans experience in foreign countries when talking to local people is a common misunderstood concept.Naomi Weisstein's article Psychology Constructs the Female, explains the various misunderstanding th ...

(1 pages) 108 3 3.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

GOSSIP. Personal account of what gossip does.

art a rumor and keep track of how it spreads.The three students begin passing around the rumor that Naomi became a victim of date rape later that evening, embroidering the truth with allegations that ... m of date rape later that evening, embroidering the truth with allegations that Bo forcibly seduced Naomi after she was too inebriated to put up a fight. Before long, the rumor makes its way back to N ...

(1 pages) 68 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Essay to describe a character: A Less-than-perfect Day

A lone figure sat on the bench in the cafeteria, leafing through her notebook. Naomi was trying to do her homework for the day, before she had to attend her after-school activity. ... r homework for the day, before she had to attend her after-school activity.Looking at her notebook, Naomi realized she had a lot of homework that day. She had to write her English composition, study f ... er history worksheet for next week. She did not have to finish all her homework that day, but since Naomi was not one to procrastinate, she wanted to do it all immediately.From the corner of her eye, ...

(2 pages) 70 1 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Racism in Society, an essay on "Obasan" written by Joy Kogawa.

through the various letters kept by Obasan which in turn provides a first-hand look at was done to Naomi's family. In Obasan, there are many instances where the Joy Kogawa uses images of animals, suc ... gh the use of these vivid images of the animals.At the very beginning of the novel, when Obasan and Naomi arerummaging through the attic and getting reminded about all of the memories, they come acros ...

(5 pages) 152 1 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Allen Ginsberg." Gives a short biography, tells what elements of poetry he used,who impacted his life the most, and what I felt about his work.

Louis Ginsberg, was a published poet, a high school teacher, and a moderate socialist. Allen's mom, Naomi, was a radical communist and irresponsible nudist who went insane in early adulthood. Ginsberg ...

(4 pages) 73 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A critical comparasin between the Biblical Book of Ruth and the Book of Ruth written by Ruth Hamilton

ant to go wherever you go and to live wherever you live." (Ruth 1:16) This sentiment of Ruth toward Naomi is the same sentiment that is held by the fictional Ruth toward Aunt Sid. In the same way that ... t that is held by the fictional Ruth toward Aunt Sid. In the same way that Ruth attaches herself to Naomi, the fictional Ruth seems to want to be Aunt Sid's daughter, rather than May's. A very literal ...

(1 pages) 35 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Obasan by Joy Kogawa. chapter-by-chapter analysis with discussion questions.

o me. The idea of having a Japanese Canadian is pretty surprising. It seems that the main character Naomi is very close with her uncle. He is old though and reminds her everyone eventually has to die. ... ur favorite quote so far in the story?1. Chapter five seems important and interesting. Obasan wakes Naomi late at night and brings her to the attic searching for something although Naomi is unaware of ...

(11 pages) 103 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


The differing forms of communication by the two aunts play a role in Naomi's lifestyle choice: Obasan with her use of Japanese silence and Emily through her straight for ... n her actions and with occasional Japanese phrases. This is evident in the following description by Naomi; "I feel that each breath she takes is weighted with her morality. She is the old woman of man ... ese legends, alone and waiting in her ancient time for the honour that is an old person's reward.". Naomi throughout the book is constantly searching for messages and attempting to find Obasan's love. ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Obasan by Joy Kogawa - Racial prejudice leveled against members in a society has a adverse effect on members inside.

nar notes on the persecution of Japanese people and she is very enthused by it. "What a conference! Naomi you should have been their...There was so much to learn."(33) Aunt Emily is motivated to do so ... as also a negative because she has those memories and fears.The events of World War Two also affect Naomi. The Lifestyle traits of the aunt's cause get stresses in Naomi's life, for she must decide be ...

(4 pages) 57 0 2.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An analysis of the metophorics themes in the book "Obasan" written by Joy Kogawa

nadians and the Canadian government. In Joy Kogawa's novel Obasan, Ms. Kogawa tells us the story of Naomi's family through a series of letters written by her Obasan, which means "Aunt" in English. The ... that Ms. Kogawa uses is the hen and the chick; near the beginning of the novel the main character, Naomi, places a little chick inside a cage that contained a hen. Suddenly, without warning, the hen ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Bible Ruth 1-4

ive wherever you live." (Ruth 1:16) I thought that this was very interesting. When she says this to Naomi, it is almost that she is a daughter of some sort that is willing to hang all over her mother ... l the words were more or less easy to read. In this passage I had trouble finding the meaning, Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go back, each of you, to your mother's home. May the Lord S ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Mission and vision of Naomi comestics.

1. IntroductionNaomi Cosmetics owns 25 retail stores, total numbers of employees of it were 764.Our company mainly ... ernational brands. Also, we have about 760 employees.However, the number of customers was declined. Naomi Cosmetics believes the worst time was passed, and we are back on the fast growing track again ... in tourism, Hong Kong is experiencing significant growth in tourist arrivals from other countries. Naomi Cosmetics cannot lose the chance to earn profit. Therefore, our group may have some special of ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Clothing, Footwear and Cosmetics

Silencing a Nation: Naomi's Troubled Development in Joy Kogawa's: "Obasan"

hat past recall is past pain."(Kogawa 45). In Joy Kogawa's "Obasan" the silence of the mistreatment Naomi faces, as well as her family's health, and sudden abandonment by her Mother saved Naomi from b ... but led to a destructive development that, in the long run, had a negative impact on her adulthood. Naomi's Aunt Obasan fails to involve her in the racism they face and keeps the health of all Naomi's ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Obasan": The Power of Dreams

ams are the outlet for the subconscious, its way to let the feelings out. In Obasan, by Joy Kogawa, Naomi expresses her emotions in this way. As the rest of the Japanese-Canadians, Naomi has been trau ... ation that occurred during the Second World War era. She also suffered from many personal problems. Naomi always felt powerless throughout her life, as if she had no control over it. She has three dre ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Joy Kogawa: "Obasan": A Self-conscious Story of History

to the silent and silenced past and an optimistic welcome towards the present. To reach this point, Naomi and the reader have been taken through a journey of the past, a journey that forces both her a ... rough a journey of the past, a journey that forces both her and the reader to change their views on Naomi's personal history as well as the Japanese Canadian history. The reconsidering of her childhoo ...

(9 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


lways very sad about it. In the beginning of the book, Opal had recently moved to a trailer park in Naomi, Florida. Opal did not have any friends. Her father, the Priest, had a small congregation and ...

(1 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


Obasan The setting of the novel, Obasan, changed throughout the book. The narrator, Naomi Nakane, is a teacher in Granton, Alberta in 1972. The book explains from her point of view her ... of dinosaurs in a prehistoric battleground."� (pg. 211) One of the main characters in Obasan Naomi Nakane. She, who is the narrator of the book, is a dynamic character. In the present, she is a ... years old. Her mother leaves with her grandmother for Japan, and her father becomes sick and leaves Naomi her brother Stephen to Obasan and Uncle. "Nomi almost never talks or smiles. She is always car ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


orld War II because it was Japanese that bombed Pearl Harbor at that time. This book is narrated by Naomi Nakane, a second-generation Japanese schoolteacher who in 1972 is looking back toward her wart ... e war's end. Throughout the whole story, Obasan grows up and unfortunately becomes deaf at the end. Naomi as a result comes to help Obasan because she has separated from her mother. Consequently, Naom ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


le to scream or swear, unable to laugh, unable to breathe out loud." (102). In Joy Kogawa's Obasan. Naomi, a young female of Japanese decent is forced to adapt and grow into the Canadian society. She ... le, based on loving "Silence". Meanwhile, Emily was raised in Canada and attempts are made to teach Naomi to be more outspoken and to form strong moral values. Due to this Naomi is tossed between the ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Obasan: Dehumanization Embodied Through the Imagery of Animals

an in which she uses many images of animals in order to allegorically symbolize the hardships which Naomi's family is put through. These images of spiders, kittens, and especially chickens closely rel ... relate to the destitution of human beings during the outbreak of World War II.The two spiders which Naomi and Obasan discover while fumbling through the attic are symbolic of the dreadful memories tha ...

(4 pages) 2593 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers