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    Barbara Ehrenreich 's showed that she didn't have the mind set or worries of a working class person by reminding us as readers the fine line between the kind of performance she is doing and the kind her fellow coworkers do every day on the job. Time and again she lets us sink into her new world of a low-wage worker, only to pull us back with a reminder of the act. 1 She does this experiment to determine whether or not she could both live off the money earned and have enough money at the end of the

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    Barbara McClintock was born on June 16, 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut (Tracy). When she was born, the terms “gene” or “genetics” did not exist (Keller 1). Yet, by the time she was finished with her work, advanced terms in genetics, such as “transposable elements” had come about. McClintock was born to Thomas and Sara McClintock. Thomas came from a poor background but became a doctor. He also had an interest in science, which may have been where Barbara’s interest originated (The Editors of Encyclopædia

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    American Broadcasting. Her 20/20 television show is always in the weekly top ratings according to the polls. Walters has substituted many times for a vacationing Ted Koppel on his Nightline program and has her own special programs throughout the year. Barbara Walters was married and divorced. She has an adopted daughter, Jacqueline, with whom she enjoys the mother-daughter

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    Many artists hide behind their work and allow their art to express what they cannot. This remains true for author, Barbara Kingsolver. She has written thirteen books, contributed to hundreds of anthologies, and published many stories, essays, poems, and articles. Her works have acquired many awards through the years, most notably, the National Humanities Medal, known as the highest honor of service through the arts in the year 2000. Kingsolver has heavily influenced her community and positively impacted

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    Barbara Walters Barbara Walters was born on the 25 September 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. Walters was born Jewish, though her parents did not practice it. She has interviewed every president since Nixon and even interviewed some of America’s most infamous murderers. She originally wanted to be an actress, however, became a journalist by accident when the Today show was moved to news instead of entertainment and her boss insisted she should write for all the ansegments of the show. Today, she is

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    Britain's Fashion Queen Barbara was a light constantly shining, and providing glow to see new ideas for the fashion industry. Barbara Hulanicki started new trends that changed the fashion world in Britain the 60s. She was famous for her store Biba, it was the center of Britain's fashion world. Barbara was one of the most famous and influential fashion designers during the 1960s, because she opened one of the most famous stores during the 60s, she designed lots of different clothing, and created

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    Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes)

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    In society, there is a common misconception that courage is defined by the absence of fear. However, as seen by the actions of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, courage is not the lack of fear, but acting in the face of fear. Although her vote against AUMF infuriated Americans across the nation and put her career and life at risk, Barbara Lee stood firm in her decision and remained levelheaded in the most turbulent of times, an act that encompassed her “grace under pressure” (Kennedy, 1), and illustrated

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    a different path to glory or damnation” (5). Orleanna, a mother who lives throughout the story of The Poisonwood Bible, acknowledges how women, in great numbers, are found walking down the path of trying to be successful. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, involves the Price family of 6, which consists of Orleanna, her husband Nathan, and their 4 daughters. They go on a missionary trip to the Congo in the 1960’s led by Nathan, whose purpose was to spread Christianity in the Congo. Throughout

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    Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich is a very daring book. It explores the idea of how far the issues with poverty have truly gone. It was even scary at times to hear all of the things the media carefully glazes over in such horrific detail. In fact, it would be intriguing to see the story done in a more storytelling type of style rather than with such a rigid structure. With the style it was done in I found myself unable to feel the struggle as much as I could have. This said I still found myself

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    though Ehrenreich was only doing these jobs to journal about them she still experienced the same hard times and pains actual minimum wage workers did. This book by Barbara Ehrenreich was published January 1st, 2001. Nickel and Dimed was a well written book and it showed good examples about how one cannot live on minimum wage. Barbara Ehrenreich starts her investigation in Key West, Florida. She learned about the way low wage workers go about job applications most of which include a urine test and

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    American has the equality, freedom, and opportunity to strive. Many classic pieces of American Literature highlight this concept in a way that is most pertinent to their corresponding time period. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, specifically highlights a more modern time period, from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Within this

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    In Barbara Ehrenreich's bold and honest book she tackles the issue of poverty in America head on, by becoming a low wage worker herself. Ehrenreich delves into the often unheard of issues relating to poverty and low wage work, providing her readers with a new perspective on America's working poor and manages to give her audience a stark emotional, yet logical and factual, look into the working class' poverty epidemic. She uses her own anecdotal evidence and supports it with statistics and facts,

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    Imperialism has been a strong and long lasting force, oppressing societies for generations on end. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, demonstrates how the Congo is continuously affected by this concept and ideology. Throughout this story, Kingsolver manipulates each family member and individual within the book, to better show Western and European ideas and attitudes, to convey the large amount of hypocrisy, in foreigner’s actions. No one shows the oppression, inflicted upon the Congo’s

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    Motherhood in the Bean Trees The book The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, is a coming of age story about a young girl, Taylor, that is thrust into motherhood when a baby is left in her car. Taylor however, is not the only example of a mother in the story. There is Lou Ann and Esperanza, both literal mothers, but only one of them has their child to take care of. There is Mattie, one of the first people that Taylor meet in Tucson, and who becomes almost a surrogate-mother for both her, and also

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    near-perfectly encapsulates themes of religion, difference of cultures, language barriers, political allegories, and social justice. These concepts create a novel that holds many layers beneath its words, causing endless interpretations of these layers. Barbara Kingsolver, the author of this well-crafted story, uses these themes to create the character of Adah Price, and her obsession with one thing: balance. Adah strives to achieve balance: a state of equality with her psychological, physical, and familial

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    The search for self-actualization in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Self-actualization is the greatness achieved by someone through his or her full potential. This can be done through one’s creativity, a deeper understanding of the real world and gaining independence. In Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams, The story focuses on the journey of self- actualization with the main character Codi. She was able to connect with peacocks to aid in finding her true self. She was also able to become more

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    The Posionwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, tells the story of the Price Family. Nathan Price, the father, makes the decision to move his family in the 1960’s from America to the Congo to be missionaries. Kingsolver’s novel centers on providing the female members a chance to speak for themselves and tell their own stories. Rachel, the oldest daughter is materialistic and egotistical. In The Posionwood Bible, Rachel Price manipulates diction, tone, and selection of detail to fashion her hackneyed

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    At one point in her career, Barbara Ehrenreich thought that it would be a good idea to get into the life of a person who works for the minimum wage and tries to live of it. As she went through her quest, Barbara met many people who were in fact, struggling. Unlike her, these people had to work multiple jobs, cut down their eating, live in terrible places, and just suffer all because of the lack of money and the need for as much of it as the could get. Some of these employees had others that they

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    humanity, for the benefit of all”. Feminism, the act of advocating for female rights in order for them to be equal to those of men, has been an issue for hundreds of years that is sadly lacking present-day progression. In The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, five females narrate their experiences in Congo during the sixties under not only the Belgian’s rule, but more terribly, under the tyranny of Nathan Price, a Baptist preacher on a mission to convert “arrogant” Congolese people into faithful

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