Essays Tagged: "Vivian"

Gather Together in Maya's Name. Speaks of the author Maya Angelou and how she allows her followers to witness her metamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood

de 'literary unity' (Lupton 7-8).Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928, toVivian Baxter and Bailey Johnson. After three years her parents divorced, andboth Maya and her older ... ground InformationIII. I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsA. Mrs. Annie Henderson in StampsB. Move with Vivian Baxter in San FranciscoC. Maya's pregnancyIV. Gather Together In My NameA. Theme of bookB. Ma ...

(4 pages) 131 1 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A. G. of Canada vs. Lavell - Isaac vs Bedard"

it the idea that the Canadian Constitution embodied some blurred or contradictive values. Jeannette Vivian Corbiere Lavell and Yvonne Bedard, both born as North American Indians and acting as responde ... ered to be some of the most inspirational Native women's rights activists of this century.Jeannette Vivian Corbiere Lavell was born on June 21, 1942, on the Wikwemikong Reserve located in the province ...

(10 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

How does the film "Pretty woman", appropriate the Pygmalion myth to reflect the context of the time in which they were composed?

al class is less discriminated in a contemporary society. In the film "Pretty Woman", Edward treats Vivian as an equal. In the scene when Vivian attempts to purchase some clothes, the ostentatious sho ... appearance and refuse to assist her. Unlike Eliza, who had undergone a six months training session, Vivian became affiliated without difficulty as soon as she was clothed in sophisticated styles. In o ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Wit: Life Altering Conditions

major themes Edison is portraying is life-altering affairs. We learn along with the main character, Vivian Bearing, that she has a destructive form of ovarian cancer, and like all forms of cancer, the ... that is told from the start can have severe side effects, especially if taken in full doses, which Vivian insists she can bear. Her treatment calls for eight months of being held property of the hosp ...

(6 pages) 55 0 2.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An essay on Margaret Edson's play, "Wit" about Vivian Bearing dealing with her treatment of cancer.

are you feeling today?" asked doctor Jason Posner in his usual automatic, inattentive salutation to Vivian, which is both humorous and distressing. There is a connection between Vivian Bearing and Jas ... re is a connection between Vivian Bearing and Jason Posner. Prepped for research and scholarship by Vivian herself (he took her class on the metaphysical poets) Jason possesses many of the same traits ...

(4 pages) 94 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A personality review of Dr. Maya Angelou (personality theory).

issouri. Her father, Baily Johnson, was a doorman, and, later a dietician for the navy. Her mother, Vivian Johnson, was a registered nurse. When Angelou was three years old, her parents were divorced. ...

(8 pages) 85 1 3.7 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Life of Maya Angelou

tial inauguration.Maya Angelou had a tough childhood. Her father, Bailey Johnson and her mother was Vivian Baxter. She has one brother named Bailey. At the age of three, their parents divorced and the ...

(1 pages) 83 1 2.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines - speech

self-worth in Jefferson before his execution- Tante Lou, Grant's aunt and Miss Emma's best friend- Vivian Baptiste, Grant Wiggin's girlfriend- Henri Pichot, the owner of the plantation that once empl ... However, after considerable pressure from his aunt, Tante Lou, and later on followed by girlfriend, Vivian, he agrees to try to help.In order to be able to visit Jefferson in the jail they have to ask ...

(4 pages) 39 1 3.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Title: "Corruption in the Big Sleep" - This essay explores the corruption of society found in "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler.

ent of Los Angeles. Throughout the novel Chandler brings to question the credibility of the police. Vivian Sternwood is the daughter of General Sternwood, the man Marlowe is working for. She says this ... viously implies that one could ignore the law if he or she was influential, powerful, or rich. When Vivian says this statement, she shows the reader how corrupt the police are. Another example of how ...

(4 pages) 43 0 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

en Maya was eight years old, she and Bailey were sent to St. Louis to live with their birth mother, Vivian, and her boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. Mr. Freeman raped Maya, but told her not to tell anyone, or ... o Stamps to live with Momma. After living with Momma for a while, Maya was sent to live with Vivian in San Francisco. She became more open to people while living there. She met her father's gir ...

(1 pages) 687 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis Of Pretty Woma

agree that from this movie, most people develop their definition of a prostitute to be like that of Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts). I must admit that I myself fall into this symbolic annihilation. After ... ts about how things are"¦" The title supports ideology in that we use the portrayal of Vivian to make up a truth to what prostitution is.. From the opening scene, one can tell that hegemo ...

(3 pages) 13 0 2.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Maya Angelou Child Hood

lou- Phenomenal Woman Childhood Marguerite Johnson was born on April 4,1928. Her parents, Baily and Vivian were married, but there relationship had never really been a strong one. After their divorce, ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Speech transcript on comparative study of texts - "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw, "Pretty Woman" (directed by Garry Marshall) and "Maid in Manhattan" (Wayne Wang)

st vividly conforms through their role-play, scaling the tower and conquering his fears to liberate Vivian.Each man observes potential in their respective women and strive to perfect them into their o ... spect, thus revealing the very narrow focus of masculinity. In Pretty Woman, Edward having provided Vivian with startling red dress proclaims "something is missing" and produces a diamond necklace, pu ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2007

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


ts since 1960 when it began. The main characters of the film are Ed, a wealthy prestigious hero and Vivian a poor, helpless heroin who depends on a man to save her, both similar characters to the Cind ... Males are seen as rescuers; females are more passive." (651) Furthermore, Kelly argues that Vivian "has neither power nor identity and her feisty personality indicates counter phobia, a fear o ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Lesson Before Ding

ng his peers judged him? Was I there? Was the minister there? Was Farreal Jarreau? Was my aunt? Was Vivian? No, his peers did not judge him - and I will not believe." (P.251) This is an important quot ...

(2 pages) 1117 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty


WIT, a play written by Margaret Edison, illustrates Vivian Bearing, an English professor of Seventeenth Century Poetry, diagnosed with terminal ovarian ... gnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, with little time to live. In her lonely journey towards death, Vivian discovered her need for human kindness. The play starts off with her doctor explaining to her ... r and weaker, she becomes a child. She feels the need for warmth, comfort, attention, and affection.Vivian spent more time working, than enjoying life. As a student, she spent most of her time at the ...

(3 pages) 674 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

grandma, Annie Henderson, her brother Bailey Johnson Jr., her father Bailey Johnson, and her mother Vivian Johnson. These characters are the cast for this vivid retelling of the drama of Maya Angelou' ...

(3 pages) 21 1 4.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Donne and W;t

ideal of salvation.The value is reshaped by Edson in 'W;t', in a post-modern secular context, where Vivian Bearing faces death as a parallel to the ovarian cancer she is suffering from. While she is m ... and reduces the power of her cancer, akin to the manner in which Donne reduces the power of death. Vivian's penetration of the fourth wall exposes to the audience the progression of humanity: using i ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Death essay

scientific proof of what death consists of. In the circle of life, death is always the end result. Vivian struggles with the idea of death, and how it slowly comes to take her life away. The topic of ... no compassion, but it's a transition to our next journey.After long and painful chemo therapy, all Vivian longed for was compassion. She needed a person to hold her hand, and tell her that her next j ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing