Laura Allen

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  • Analysis Of Richard Powers ' Work Gain Is A Tour De Force Of Whatever It Is Essay

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    Richard Powers’ work Gain is a tour de force of whatever it is. I say this, rather than describing it as merely a novel, although that is precisely what it is, because Powers has herein created something more than your typical story. In this work, two seemingly unrelated paths are set on ambagious paths which will ultimately culminate in their intertwining. On one path we are presented with the apotheosis of a specific corporation’s development, and on the other is the idiosyncratic life of an individual

  • The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams

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    the many difficulties that Tom, Laura, and Amanda face. As such, he burdens the family and ultimately has influence on Tom’s decision to leave them. Williams uses various literary devices to enhance the theme that one must act without pity in order to escape life’s struggles. The Glass Menagerie takes place in St. Louis, in 1937. The main protagonist, Tom, works in a shoe factory, and his only source of enjoyment is writing poetry and watching movies. His sister, Laura, is a crippled woman with little

  • Comparing Parents In The Glass Menagerie By James Williams

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    focus on personal needs. Amanda treats Laura like a child and constantly makes decisions for her, and she and keeps him from enjoying his life. Amanda belittles Laura’s self-ownership which makes Laura immature and helpless as an adult. When the subject of gentleman callers comes up, Amanda addresses Laura, saying, “How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon? [...] [reappearing, airily] What? No one — not one? You must be joking! [Laura nervously echoes her laugh]” (Williams

  • Analysis Of The Garden Party By Mansfield

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    about with what other people think and the fact of just having a blast every time they are able to. When Mrs. Sheridan heard about the death of Mr. Scott she felt pity for a moment, but continued her party arrangements. In contrast, her daughter, Laura, seemed more humane because when her mother thought about giving the party’s leftovers to her neighbors, she felt that it was rude. Therefore, I can see that she feels empathy with the death of Mr. Scott. One of the themes that I can constantly see

  • Fleeting Conflict In James's The Beast In The Jungle

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    Along these lines, The Beast in the Jungle seems to possess a critical position all the while as a story of "time lost and discovered once more," and "time ruled, caught, charmed, surreptitiously subverted better distorted" (Genette, 1980, 160). James' decision for such worldly setting is, indeed, an exhibit of the account's potential for fleeting self-sufficiency. James abuses fleeting conflict as an excellent means for checking past close by present experience (Bahun, 2012). The guests of the party

  • The Glass Menagerie Escape Essay

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    beginning of the play, Laura sees herself as “crippled” and not “expecting any gentlemen callers,” for she is extremely shy and unconfident. Furthermore, she embodies her collection of glass menagerie, for when Tom hurls his coat across the room “It strikes against the shelf of Laura’s glass collection... [and] Laura cries out as if wounded.” Laura’s action in this scene symbolizes her frailness and how she is a piece of the glass menagerie. Being part of the glass collection, Laura is confined to the

  • Thunderstruck Analysis

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    178). Rebecca devoted her life to Tomas. Due to him being deaf, she never knew what he could comprehend. As for McCracken’s “Thunderstruck”, we are introduced to a brittle mother-daughter relationship. The story focuses on Laura, the mother and Helen her eldest daughter. Laura is characterized as a constant worrier. “She had never truly gotten rid of a single maternal worry.” (McCracken 201). She was far from a perfect mother, a flaw of Laura’s, was that she never knew how to be authoritative towards

  • The Hours And The Awakening By Edna Pontellier And Laura Brown

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    someone else or a different idea; however, some of these characters exhibit strong self control and avoid their demise. The fine line between success and failure when it comes to avoiding temptation is most obviously demonstrated by Edna Pontellier and Laura Brown, and these two women showcase the destructive power of seduction and the strength of will it takes to deny the enticement. The allure of the unknown is not exclusive to the female sex either, many men in the novel also suffer from it, namely

  • The Theme Of Time In Michael Cunningham's 'The Hours'

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    characters, Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf, live in three different time periods. Through the span of twenty-four hours their stories intertwine, defying the rules of time which the characters themselves were left to contemplate. In his novel, The Hours, Michael Cunningham’s characters, Clarissa, Laura, and Virginia demonstrate both the negative and positive connotations associated with a progression of time through their narratives. Virginia and Laura, provide the negative connotations

  • Laura Movie Analysis

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    known as Laura, quite subtly discusses a myriad of ideas and 'problems' that the people of the time were still struggling to deal with, the most important being homosexuality. The film begins with a scene that involves the two main characters, Mark McPherson and Waldo Lydecker, together in a bathroom with Lydecker eventually getting stepping of his bathtub, asking McPherson for a robe. McPherson throws Lydecker his robe, and smirks in the process. The 1944 film noir classic Laura uses Laura Hunt, a