Essays Tagged: "Bessie"

Having Our Say

ch other. Some might say the same thing about women, but it seemed to have worked out for Sadie and Bessie. At least they had each other.This books shows that it is better to have someone to be with y ... d thing though, is that when you live for a very long time, you don't think about the consequences. Bessie & Sadie had to see everybody they loved die before them. How hard it must have been to ke ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Bessie SmithKnown as the "Empress Of Blues", Bessie Smith was said to have revolutionized the vocal ... ependent African-American woman. Her style in performance and lyrics often reflected her lifestyle. Bessie Smith was one of the first female jazz artists, and she paved the way for many musicians who ... th was one of the first female jazz artists, and she paved the way for many musicians who followed. Bessie was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to a part time Baptist preacher, William Sm ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"Having Our Say" by the Delaney Sisters

fects the life course of American citizens became very real to us as the Delaney sisters, Sadie and Bessie, recounted their life course spanning a century of living in their book "Having Our Say." The ... tical and economic changes they triumphed (Having Our Say). Further, throughout the book, Sadie and Bessie continuously reminds the reader of the strong influence family life had on their entire lives ...

(3 pages) 56 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Richard Wright's "Native Son"

ith a white woman overwhelmed his common sense and dictated hisactions. When he attempted to murder Bessie, his motivation came fromintense fear of the consequences of "letting" her live. Bigger reali ... e fromintense fear of the consequences of "letting" her live. Bigger realizedthat he could not take Bessie with him or leave her behind and concludedthat killing her could provide her only "merciful" ...

(8 pages) 71 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A letter to Bigger Thomas from The Native Son, by Wright.

n thou you handled the situation with much calmness, but you still ended up killing your girlfriend Bessie. That is when I realized you are a cold blood killer, and hoped you would get what is coming ... Max, you revealed a lot of startling information. When Max was asking you the motive behind killing Bessie, you replied, "To keep her from talking. Mr. Max, after killing that white woman, it wasn't h ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Jane Eyre

1. "Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine." (p. 72)Context:Jane was talking to the nurse Bessie that last day before she had to leave to Lowood school. In Mrs. Reed's house nobody liked Jan ... last day before she had to leave to Lowood school. In Mrs. Reed's house nobody liked Jane. However, Bessie who was also usually hard on her, showed little affection that day. Bessie was emotional and ...

(7 pages) 37 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Women are suffering

But it is still a serious crime to take a human life so I sentence you to five years imprisonment" (Bessie, Head 'life' 46)this example prove that the universal exist of sexism that the white judge wh ... He took control of all the money. She had to ask him for it and state what it was to be used for."(Bessie, Head 'life'43) In addition to, his vulgar altitude. "He didn't like the transistor radio bla ...

(6 pages) 51 1 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The life of Bessie Smith, the blues singer.

When it comes to influential people in the 1920's, Bessie Smith not only takes a slice of the cake, but her face is plastered into the frosting. She ha ... in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She lived with her poor black family, and before the tender age of ten, Bessie began singing on street corners for pennies. She did this until a local club operator heard B ... ator heard Bessie's abilities; offered her $8.00 a week to sing at his tavern, beginning her career.Bessie Smith had characteristics that were different from women in her time period. She always wante ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Childhood Influences

memoir, Carl T. Rowan brings to life for his readers an influential figure from his childhood. Ms. Bessie, his high school teacher was characterized as petite yet "was a towering presence in the clas ... ple, when he was concerned about losing the respect of his peers for speaking Standard English, Ms. Bessie informed him that he should refuse "to lower your standards to those of the crowd"Ms. Bessie ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Key

NG IN "THE KEY" In "The Key" by Isaac Bashevis Singer we read about the trivial life of Bessie Popkin. Throughout the story the importance of setting is stressed out as the apartment, the ... role due to the fact it helps out in organizing the story to s certain point as well as influencing Bessie the protagonist of the story.The story starts out in Bessie's apartment as she "began to prep ...

(1 pages) 2308 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

When legends die by hal borlan

new people influence him to change his personality.The three main influences of Tom are his mother Bessie, Red Dillon and Mary Redmond.His biggest influence out of everyone would be his mother Bessie ... ly found himself at the end of the novel and found his purpose.Red Dillon was the total opposite of Bessie.He made him tougher for life.He pushed Tom farther away from his history.He also got him to c ...

(1 pages) 1292 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy