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  • An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger

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    An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger ?In “The Artificial Nigger,” Flannery O’Connor commingles characteristic Christian imagery with themes evocative of her Southern setting. In this essay, a close reading of the first paragraph of this story elucidates the subtle ways in which O’Connor sets up these basic themes of redemption and forgiveness. An additional paragraph will examine the ramifications of this reading on the intertwined racial aspects of the

  • The Artificial Nigger: Truths Behind Racism Essay

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    In O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger" the essences of prejudice and degradation are captured to a great extent. Reality shows us with needless consistency people in a need to feel better about themselves only achieve it by being better than someone else. Therefore every opportunity at hand, including racism, is taken advantage as a form of gratification. Mr. Head, the grandfather, is an example of one of these people. He is in competition with seemingly everyone he encounters while in a

  • Role of Parents in Morrison's Recitatif and O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger

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    Parents in Morrison's Recitatif and O'Connor's The Artificial Nigger         Parental figures in Toni Morrison's "Recitatif" and Flannery O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger" use indoctrination in an attempt to uphold tradition and reinforce racial boundaries. While one adult influence fulfills the mission entirely, the other must settle for inconstant, recurrent success and ultimate failure.   In "Recitatif" and "The Artificial Nigger" a mother and a grandfather, respectively, with

  • ' Artificial Nigger ' and ' Judgement Day ' Analysis Regarding Color

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    “Artificial Nigger” & “Judgement Day” Analysis Regarding Color After reading this story over five times I certainly think I have an understanding of what this story is about. Mr. Head is an old racist who believes everything that he says is word. He is domineering and seems to argue with Nelson whenever he gets the chance. Whether it be about the place Nelson calls home or the color of skin. Nelson is only ten; it makes you wonder why a man who is supposedly intelligent seems awfully absurd

  • Comparing Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Measuring My Blood and The Artificial Nigger

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    Conformity and Stereotypes in Measuring My Blood and The Artificial Nigger   Adults frequently make conscious attempts to pass on their values and judgments concerning a number of matters to younger generations by sharing their own views. Generally, the advice they pass on is helpful for one to become a successful, productive member of the general population; however, this process of indoctrination can be harmful if the views shared by the elder are racist. Gerald Vizenor's "Measuring

  • Grapes Of Wrath By Aldous Huxley: Chapter Analysis Of W

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    The Director tells the story, students whom: “have not learned the difference between smut and science.” The implication with this statement is that the word Parent is viewed in that society, similarly to how nigger is viewed in our society: outdated and taboo. Much like with the word nigger, not all the students were aware of its meaning; the student who gave the definition did so with, “blood rushing to their cheeks”. It can be thought that Huxley did this to dehumanize the student, by not referring

  • The Conformity Of Individuality In Henry David Twain's Society

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    A nation is only as good as the people who comprise it. In regards to the United States, tragedy permeates the nation when its citizens decide to conform to the standards imposed by the majority. As a multitude of Americans alter themselves to fit in and be accepted, their individuality floats away into the abyss. Nevertheless, the process of conforming may not always be such a bad thing. Conforming gives Americans the ability to connect to species that holds immense value. A species greater than

  • Essay about Rhetorical Appeals and Ethical Argument Analysis

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    the article “The Word “Nigga” Is Only for Slaves and Sambos” also has a strong intrinsic ethos itself based on the quality of his writing. The argument was organized in a logical way and easy to follow. The article started from introducing the word “Nigger” and the history of it, then a specific story from his own experience, then arguments about the “affectionate term” and its negative effects, and finally with a metaphor illustration to end his article. He

  • The Word Nigger Essay

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    The Word "Nigger" “My niggas. Some niggas that you don’t wanna try.       My niggas. Some niggas that’s really do or die.       My niggas. Ain’t no longer living a lie.       My niggas is stong. My niggas is real.”      Does this artist use the word nigger in the same way that racists have and still are? The answer to this question is a simple one- no. Today’s urban society have changed, not only the definition, but also the spelling of this word, which was once used to belittle those

  • Essay about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Should NOT Be Banned

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    its treatment of the basic problems of the race. Even [if] the book or play is written by a Negro, they still [would] not like it” (Henry). In addition, John Wallace believes that the word “nigger” is so offensive that he rewrote the novel without the word “nigger.” Not only did Twain overuse the word “nigger” throughout the book, he additionally portrays blacks badly through negative and insulting stereotypes. Student Doron Flake discusses stereotypes that African Americans have “chained” to them

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