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    The Independent Woman: A Neoliberal or Feminist Icon? “Tell me what you think about me, I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings.” This is how Destiny’s Child’s landmark 00s song ‘Independent Women’ begins. But isn’t it interesting how being a strong, “independent woman” is, more often than not, equated with having lots of money and spending it on material things? Destiny’s Child aren’t the only ones guilty for this. In fact, it has been a common theme throughout Beyoncé’s back catalogue. Since

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    When I was reading "Subverting Sex and Love in Alejandro Amenabar's Agora," I noticed how Paul portrayed an aspect I had appreciated while watching the film Agora. As I watched the film Agora I noticed how in contrast to the other movies we have seen in class the female character was not defined by her relationship with men. For example, in the film Cleopatra, the female lead Cleopatra was defined in terms of her relationship with men. Even though Cleopatra was involved in politics, she and to win

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    grief. The grief is short lived after she is overcome of the awareness of her happiness of finally achieving independence. Finally, her grief and happiness come to a head and the contrasting emotions cost Mrs. Mallard her life. The poem “Strong Independent Woman” illustrates the same need for women independence that Mrs. Mallard faces. The poem and the short story both express the need for women to have independence for themselves and to achieve their own happiness. The story is introduced with the news

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    our attention. We come to a clearer understanding about Hester being a strong independent woman implied by the persona. Hester being publicly shamed, Hester’s confrontation with Chillingworth, Hester being threatened with Pearl’s separation, and Hester contributing to her society show how the author liked Hester; the events portrayed her in a good light. The first example of Hester being portrayed as a strong-willed woman is when she is being publicly shamed while holding Pearl. Another reason of why

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    Strong, Independent Woman Who Does Need a Man A woman’s life is defined for her before her body leaves the womb. There is a set of rules that states what a woman will do, what she will think, and how she will act. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the protagonist Janie Crawford is faced with this exact issue. This novel empowers women because it tells the story of Janie’s awakening as a woman and how she finds independence over the course of her three marriages. In

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    Ada's Metamorphosis to Independent Woman in Cold Mountain   As Ada arrives at Black Cove, she and her father are completely unprepared for a life of independence. The ride there becomes the first of their problems. A new horse and cabriolet were purchased for the trip, but that was their first mistake. "The rain fell aslant, coming at their faces so that the top of the carriage did little good in sheltering them from it" (55). Monroe, Ada's father, had no idea on how to get to Cold Mountain

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    as well as five steps when entering the back of her home, however, railing is present for her safety. Brenda can be classified as an independent, right-hand dominant woman when participating in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) specifically bathing of her upper extremity (UE) and lower extremity (LE), in dressing her UE and LE, and showering. Brenda is independent when participating in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) specifically meal preparation, financial management, and driving

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    Barbie: Independent Woman or Damaging American Icon? She's the classic American beauty, the woman we all dreamed of being at one point in our lives. She has long, tanned legs, cascades of blonde curls and has such perky breasts that she doesn't even need a bra. Although this character does not need air to breathe and is made of plastic, she has been one of America's most potent icons for more than 40 years and has affected girls in ways even human models aren't capable of. With 250 million

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    Elizabeth as a Woman of Independent Mind in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice In Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice', Elizabeth Bennet is shown to be an opinionated, "headstrong" young woman. Her unconventional independence challenges the 19th century stereotype of high society women, who tended to conform to the expectations of society. Though her prejudiced judgement of others fails her sometimes, Elizabeth has "a lively, playful disposition, that" delights

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    Black Boy Essay Analyse the process through which Richard becomes independent and highlight your observations through judicious textual references which capture the power of Wright 's narrative style. This novel focuses on the struggle for identity of a young black boy in the Deep South. It is a powerful testament of his life. In this novel, Wright uses writing to free himself from the prejudice he is constantly facing, gradually he find that writing allows him to explore new ideas and expand

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