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    Seventeen Syllables by Yamamoto "Yamamoto does reveal through her fiction the sorry plight of many female immigrants caught in unhappy marriages. What made the lives of these Issei women especially bleak was that unlike Black women, for example, who in similar situations often turned to one another for support, rural Issei women were not only separated by the Pacific from their mothers and grandmothers, but often cut off from one another as well. Having to take care of children and to work

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    Seventeen Syllables by Hisaye Yamamoto Writing about integration into a completely different society and, even a completely different world, is, in my opinion, very difficult. To be able to really well describe all the feelings and conflicts which, unfortunately, are present while speaking about such an issue, one needs some own authentic experience, and since the author of this short story is of Japanese origin, there is a very good chance of reading a great piece of work. “Seventeen

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    “Seventeen Syllables” This short story Seventeen Syllables is written by Hisaye Yamamoto of Japanese-American descent. The title is based on a form of haiku which is a Japanese poem. The theme of the story is about the difficulties transitioning from one country to another, intergrading traditions from one culture into another, and the generational differences. Tome is the mother of Rosie and her father is Mr. Hayashi, Rosie’s parents are issie first generation immigrants and

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    Seventeen Syllables: Cultural Differences Theme The oppression and unequal treatment of women in America is still current with times today. When Hisaye Yamamoto had her collection of short stories called “Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories” published in 1988, the oppression of women was even higher, especially for women of races other than Caucasian. Japanese-American women faced difficulties with Japanese traditions within American society. “Seventeen Syllables” is a story from the point of view

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    In “Seventeen Syllables”, written by Hisaye Yamamoto, and “Everyday Use”, written by Alice Walker, the relationship between the mother and the daughter is portrayed. In “Seventeen Syllables”, the protagonist, Rosie is an American born Japanese (Nisei) who does not understand well about the Japanese culture, whereas her Issei mother, Mrs. Hayashi was born and raised in Japan and married to America. Mrs. Hayashi loves writing haiku, a traditional Japanese poetry, to escape from the reality of her loveless

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    Teenager Cady Heron was educated in Africa by her zoologist parents. After 12 years of being in Africa, her family moves back to the United States, in the suburbs of Illinois. Cady is unprepared for her first day of public high school, but with the help of Janis and Damien she learns about various cliques. Janis and Damien warn her to avoid the school’s most exclusive clique, the trio of girls called the Plastics led by Regina. Of course, the Plastics take interest in Cady and invite her to go shopping

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    defined because every person sees change as a different thing, so therefore there are possibly around 6 billion definitions of change in the world. The song "At Seventeen" by song writer Janis Ian relates to changing perspectives in her life as a seventeen year old girl. At the start of the song in verse one she describes a girl at seventeen who thinks she is ugly and doesn't fit in with the popular group. She wants to have everything that the popular girls have. She soon relishes that she will never

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    Stereotypically, men and women have very different roles in the eyes of society. Gender roles and stereotypes have a history in religious, political, legal and economic systems. In reality, men and women are more alike than most people assume. Throughout the world there are struggles with identity, power, and violence occurring everyday between both men and women. The film Mean Girls, directed by Mark Walters, follows a young girl, Cady’s, transition from being home schooled to public high school

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    Inner Journey Assessment William F Buckley quoted “If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey most of us would never start at all”. This quote relates to journeys, specifically to inner journeys with the intention that many journeys are difficult and if individuals knew how difficult the journey was going to be, then most of us would not even commence the journey. A journey is simply a movement from one place to another. Physical journeys are gateways to inner journeys, which

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    nineteen are most vulnerable to the persuasion of the advertisements put out by companies claiming to help them live a better and more defined life. Magazines such as Seventeen magazine target young girls using celebrities, visual techniques, and many other techniques to draw their attention. To be in Style One technique used by Seventeen is the use of bright colors to drawn in attention. They use bold, busy colors and fonts contrasted on clean, crisp backgrounds to catch the young eyes of girls who

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