Essays Tagged: "Spinster"

How does Margaret Atwood portray women in Alias Grace?

e, from the very richest, most beautiful ladies 'Miss Cartwright' to the middle aged, working class spinster 'Jordans housekeeper' and that is the ability to manipulate.A major theme that runs through ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The conditions of women during the Victorian Era in England. Used in a class presentation in 2nd year of Philology.

in most cases men held all the resources and women had no means of subsistence. A wealthy widow or spinster was a lucky exception. A woman announcing her intention to remain single would attract soci ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Story of Emily Grierson: Crazy or Just Lonely?/A Rose for Miss Emily.

e gruesome truth for all of the townspeople's sympathetic curiosity.Miss Emily was referred to as a spinster by locals who, after disappearing behind the closed door of her childhood home, was the sub ...

(2 pages) 141 1 3.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis On The Life And Poetry Of Sylvia Plath

o run along side the other rats.Sylvia's rebellion against women's roles are again demonstrated in "Spinster". A poem about a woman's withdrawal of marriage, into a life where everything is black or w ... al of marriage, into a life where everything is black or white, one or the other. This world of the spinster's is guarded from men with barb, making no possible way to reach the spinster within her ho ...

(4 pages) 105 2 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bridget Jones's Diary; a comparitive between the book and the film.

Bridget Jones's Diary, written by Helen Fielding, is about Bridget Jones, a thirty-something 'spinster' who struggles to find exactly what she wants in life. Fielding's text, famous for being th ... to accept Bridget in the film. "Mother, I do not need a blind date. Not with a verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney and dresses like her mother." (Film). Whereas ...

(5 pages) 60 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Marriage: Death of the Spirit or Eternal Love - "Story of an Hour" and "Yours"

it was. Not even a century ago, if one was an unwed woman past a certain age, she was considered a spinster or abnormal. However, some people, including women, aren't cut out for the bonds of "till d ...

(4 pages) 45 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins.

ach to writing. The central character of the story is Louisa Ellis, a woman who chooses to become a spinster instead of getting married, as was the norm of the women in that period of time. An impend ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Every Woman Is A Novel :A Jest Of God

enly have a idea, "I am Rachel too." She has a common Cameron heritage. She is a gawky, introverted spinster schoolteacher who has returned home to Manawaka from university in Winnipeg, upon the death ... reality, shut in behind her classroom window, looking out and worrying about becoming an eccentric spinster, that stereotyped butt of cruel laughter. But we are also engaged by the range and the qual ...

(6 pages) 1095 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


s, of the house she felt a sense of terror go through her. Gwenda turned to Miss Marble, an English spinster who uses her instinct and knowledge of human nature to work out problems that she might com ...

(3 pages) 720 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Rose For Emily

In "A Rose For Emily", Miss Emily Grierson, a spinster has a hard time accepting the fact that the world around her is changing. Her isolation fro ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Up A Road Slowly

xperiences the death of her mother. The central character, Julie Trelling, is sent to live with her spinster aunt following her mother¡¦s death. The story tells of Julie¡¦s l ...

(5 pages) 2324 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Glass menagerie

Tom's mom, the fire escape allows Jim to come into the apartment and prevent Laura from becoming a spinster. For Laura, Tom's sister is that it is her door to the inside world in where she can hide. ... e gentlemen callers visiting their apartment because she does not want Laura to be an old unmarried spinster, which is like her. This comes from her selfish concern of Laura but also from her being un ...

(9 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


succeed but nags constantly. She refuses to accept the fact that Laura is crippled and may become a spinster. Laura is a delicate and sensitive person. She is ashamed of her handicap. She becomes phys ...

(1 pages) 716 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Critical Analysis of "A Rose for Emily" - William Faulkner

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner tells the story of an unconventional spinster ; Emily Grierson and her eccentric relationships with her father, lover, and the town of Je ...

(10 pages) 31 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare and Contrast the protagonists in Lady with the dog and my friend Judith

an called Judith. She is a complex woman who values her own privacy. In the story she is known as a spinster, a middle aged woman who is unmarried. Generally speaking, a spinster is someone who is bad ... is bad-tempered and normally unattractive but Judith is exactly the opposite. In that time, being a spinster is not a trend, and women weren’t chosen to be called spinsters, but simply people giv ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Analysis of the Character Development of Aunt Flavia: Short Stort Analysis

t she finds ironic and just a bit odd, “We learn that his wife without him would have become a spinster in glasses working in a library (a fate hideous proportions, needless to say, despite the f ...

(3 pages) 1179 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American