Essays Tagged: "stepmother"

Great Expectations

she separated herself from Pip and others. This was due in large part to the way Miss Havisham, her stepmother, raised her. She had no emotion, as Miss Havisham used her for revenge on men. On his fir ... s heart.' [65]. By doing what Miss Havisham tells her to, she shows she is just as heartless as her stepmother. She also represents manipulation in how she played with Pip's feelings, who has strong f ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Analysis of "Raise the Red Lantern"

, yet significant differences from the very beginning. In the opening scene, with Songolian and her stepmother, the focus of the camera would still be a medium close up of Songolian; but, the previous ...

(6 pages) 97 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Mary Tudor I, also known as Bloody Mary.In this essay, you will see how she grew up and who she grew up around. "Mary Tudor I"

ed to be going smoothly, Jane soon died after the birth of Edward. In 1540, Mary gained yet another stepmother: Anne of Cleves. Mary's new stepmother was Lutheran, whereas Mary herself was Catholic. T ... oung woman named Kathryn Howard. Kathryn was only 18 years old. Mary was 4 years older than her new stepmother. This affair caused many problems between the two girls. However the marriage was very sh ...

(2 pages) 89 2 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Abraham Lincoln

secalled the "milk-sick." Then ten years later his sister died and left him withonly his father and stepmother.Lincoln traveled to New Salem in April 1831 and settled there thefollowing July. In the f ...

(7 pages) 209 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Raise red lantern Chinese director Zhang Yimou.

arriage offer of a wealthy older man named Chen because she can no longer endure the company of her stepmother. She will become Chen's Fourth Wife, a concubine in a feudal marriage system. Striking he ... s Fourth Wife, a concubine in a feudal marriage system. Striking her blow for independence from her stepmother, Songlian seals her fate, enters Chen's family compound and never again emerges. Sucked i ...

(9 pages) 88 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

This is about boyhood relationships.

passage two by William Maxwell the setting takes place in Bloomington where a boy, his father, and stepmother are building a house. This is where the boy met Cletus who immediately became his friend. ...

(1 pages) 33 0 1.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Secretary Chant" by Marge Piercy

apers, secretary; schedule a meeting, secretary. This chant reminds me of the one that Cinderella's stepmother and sisters where saying when they wanted the house clean and to prevent this young lady ...

(3 pages) 59 1 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A Cry in the Night" by Ellis Carol.

ry happy with this discovery.A few other characters:Sam - Molly's little brotherKatherine - Molly's stepmotherA Bedtime StoryIn a really really old attic of a really really old house in a town called ...

(5 pages) 22 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Summary of Elizabeth I by Kathryn Lasky.

cribes her schooling, the royal tutors, and her relationships with her father, King Henry VIII, her stepmother, siblings and friends. Hers is a tale of longing to be loved by her father; basking in th ... re Queen of England, led a life surrounded by mayhem. Surrounded by a loving father and a new queen stepmother, Jane Seymour, who finally bore the king a son, named Edward, Elizabeth was often exiled ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mary Shelley: Her life influence in Frankenstein. Mary Shelley's life hardships show up subtley throughout her novel Frankenstein.

hardships during her life. Some of these included her mother dieing during childbirth, her loathing stepmother, and later in life, the death of her beloved husband. Although she maintained a strong re ... nd. (ST Clair)Few years after Mary Wollstonecraft's death, Godwin was remarried. Mary now had a new stepmother and two brand-new stepsisters. Godwin thought that itwould be a step in the right directi ...

(5 pages) 111 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Epic of Sundiata

begins the story from the humiliating childhood of Son Jara (Sundiata), to the jealousy between his stepmother Sassouma and his half brother Dankaran Tuma, to the continue conflicts with the great sor ...

(5 pages) 136 1 2.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Clockwork Orange Intro to film: Film Genre/Style

s mother gone and his father not doing to great financially, his maternal aunt then raised him. His stepmother then raised him. Despite the many changes in where he was living, he always was good in s ...

(2 pages) 62 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Describe a moment that has affected you....."Walking Away"

peak of her without bias but I really can't. She was an evil demon wench who also happened to be my stepmother. Her and my dad would argue over the most trivial matters, then she'd leave, then she'd c ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Tale of Cinderella compared to the movie, "Ever After". (2 common aspects: the male superiority and the importance of feminine beauty)

e his wife. Cinderella is the poor weak and passive girl who has to obey to the orders given by her stepmother. Her alternatives are to stay miserable or marry into happiness; the Prince is her rescue ... r. In Ever After, it is the same thing because the young girl has to obey to the order of her cruel stepmother and sisters. She has no power like Cinderella and while her stepmother gives her to the c ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Comparitive Analysis of the movie "Ever After" and "Cinderella".

nderella succeeded in marrying the prince not because she was more patient than her stepsisters and stepmother, but because she was wittier and utilized the magical powers offered to her, namely an en ... be rewarded. She does menial labor and dresses in rags all while being told she is worthless by her stepmother. Ever After is a movie based on the same premise as many versions of the "Cinderella" tal ...

(12 pages) 67 0 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Lizzie Borden...Criminal Mastermind or Insanely Innocent? - And article examining the Lizzie Borden Case as a legal prosecution.

jurors by portraying Miss Borden as the typical stereotypical stepdaughter who is mistreated by her stepmother. This however is completely opposite of the case.Using King's circumstantial evidence, we ... account and used to her advantage. Since the death of her birth mother, and the introduction of her stepmother, Lizzie transformed herself into a spoiled young girl who her Father could never say no t ...

(5 pages) 42 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Select a main character from "The Jade Peony," by Wayson Choy

strating his personal growth.Sekky passes through the orphan stage early in his story. His mother, 'Stepmother' has a weak role in the family so he transfers his paternal dependence onto others; such ...

(2 pages) 95 0 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


an underpaid and overworked young woman."Once upon a time there was a girl who was a slave for her stepmother and sisters. They all received an invitation to the Prince's ball, although Cinderella wa ... tract from story)Cinderella's father became ill and died, leaving his daughter alone with a selfish stepmother and two wicked stepsisters.The stepsisters were mean. They enjoyed teasing the poor girl. ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.9 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Raise The Red Lantern

irl, Songlian who married a rich old man as his forth concubine. She was forced to marry him by her stepmother because her father had passed away. From then on, Songlian has to fight for her own power ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


of the evil step mother pals a prominent role in how the story unfolds. Though Hansel and Gretel's stepmother is not the pure evil derivative, like in other stories such as Cinderella, she nonetheles ...

(2 pages) 762 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers