Edie Sedgwick

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  • Edie Sedgwick: a Troubled Beauty

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    Edie Sedgwick was a short-lived socialite and actress that rose to fame in the 1960s. Beloved but misunderstood by all she met, her actions puzzled many throughout her life and have continued to fascinate since her untimely death in 1971 at a mere 28 years old. She was troubled throughout her life, constantly being placed under the care of various therapists and psychiatric hospitals, though doctors were never able to diagnose her erratic behavior. Due to her strict and sheltered upbringing, she

  • Why Did Lyddie Choose The Factory Life?

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    The factory life did not choose young Lyddie, young Lyddie chose the factory life. The book, Lyddie, written by Katherine Paterson was about the life of a girl from Vermont who faced many struggles and difficult decisions. She made the choice to take on working as a factory girl in Lowell Massachusetts because she thought it would be a better life and a convenient source of income for herself. After a while she learned the factory life was not what she had expected. Near the end of the novel one

  • Does Lyddie Sign The Petition

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    Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in a factory? Imagine dust, lint, smoke, and noise all in one crowded room. This is what Lyddie Worthen in the book, Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson has to face. Lyddie has faced many hardships when working in the factory. Lyddie is a young girl who is sent off to work to pay the debts for her family. Lyddie was fired from her first job and went to Lowell, Massachusetts to be a factory girl. When working, there are poor working conditions. Other workers

  • Student Characters InA Palace Thief, By Ethan Canin

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    Within the text “ A Palace Thief” by Ethan Canin, Hundert, a history teacher in St. Benedict's, believes that he will mold his students characters. He then meets Sedgewick Bell, a student who influences his “code of morals.” A major ideology that Hundert believes in is that with the assistance of history, he will develop good character and high ideals in the minds of his students. He believes that with these characteristics his students would become great men in the future. In the text when Hundert

  • Palace Theif Character Analysis

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    The story, Palace Theif, is a somewhat short story about a teacher’s point of view of how deeply students can affect those around them. Others would disagree with how I would summarize the story but this I how truly felt after reading it. Sedgewick, and those related to him, had a huge impact on our narrator, Mr. Hundert. Even despite how after his student graduated he was still reminded by all of the experiences he shared with him. The first relationship would of course be Mr. Sedgewick himself

  • The Palace Thief Character Analysis

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    in their experiences. Let’s see what they were. “I could see that he was not only a dullard but a roustabout.” This statement alone shows you the initial standing in the classroom. Sedgwick was an underachieving, troublemaker. The narrator, Mr. Hundert, knew he would have a problem with him from the jump. Sedgwick caused a problem as soon as he entered the classroom, causing laughter. “From that first day, Sedgewick Bell was a boor and a bully, a damper to the illumination of the eager minds of

  • The Characteristics Of Criminal Profiling

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    Criminal profiling is progressively valuable in criminal investigations, as this aids in distinguishing criminal behavior. Criminal profiling additionally helps in confining the investigation, as there is an accentuation on the behavior, character, and identities of criminals. For example, the profiling of Bobby Joe Long and Dennis Lynn Rader provide unique factors of the criminals even as they were captured considerably later than expected. Indeed, criminal profiling is efficient, it is difficult

  • The Relationship Between Sadism And Its Effects On Children

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    Sadism is defined as the derivation of sexual pleasure from the infliction of pain, suffering and/or humiliation upon another person. The pain and suffering of the victim, which may be both physical and psychological, is pivotal to the sexual arousal and pleasure. According to Bernard (1933) sadism hence represents a pathological intensification of the masculine mental character. Characteristics of sadism according to DSM IV (2000) is as follows: having over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent

  • Mum Bett: Elizabeth Freeman's Struggle For Freedom

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    When she left after Hannah hit her sister, Freeman went to get help from attorney Theodore Sedgwick. Freeman had previously heard the Constitution being read aloud, and she wondered why the rights didn’t apply to her. She believed slavery went against the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. According to Catherine Sedgwick, Freeman said to Theodore Sedgwick, Catherine’s father, “I heard that paper read yesterday that says, 'all men are born equal, and that

  • Calvinism: A Look Into Domestic Life in Catherine Sedgwick's Novel, A New England Tale

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    Catharine Sedgwick’s novel, A New-England Tale, tells the story of an orphan, Jane Elton, who “fights to preserve her honesty and her dignity in a household where religion is much talked about but little practiced” (Back Cover). The story take place in the 1820s, a time when many children were suffering in silence due to the fact that there was really no way to get people to understand exactly how bad things were for them. The only way anyone could ever really get a true understanding of the lives