Mavis Gallant

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  • The Other Paris Summary

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    In “The Other Paris,” two characters, Carol and Howard Mitchell are soon-to-be married young adults whose actions are completely influenced by the norms of society. The author, Mavis Gallant, provides clear social commentary on the societal influences on marriage through satirical uses of irony and mockery, the use of a omniscient narrator, and substantial characterization of the relationship between the couple to show the reader how ridiculous and formulaic the “pillars of marriage” can be, and

  • The Other Paris Mavis Gallant Summary

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    In an excerpt from “The Other Paris”, author Mavis Gallant writes about the story of two people who aren’t in love with each other getting engaged. This satirical piece attempts to convey the irrationality of many marriages today, and how the reasons for engagement seem to hold love as an afterthought instead of the primary foundation for the proposal. Throughout the piece, Gallant shares a lighthearted tone while describing how two smart and sensible people end up engaged for irrational and illogical

  • Keyboarding Software Packages: Analysis and Purchase Recommendation

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    order: 1. TypingMaster Pro (by 1 Software Way) 2. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (by Broderbund) 3. 21st Century Typing (by 21st Software Corp.) 4. Typing Instructor Deluxe (by Individual Software Inc.) EVALUATION OF SOFTWARE The four software packages in question were evaluated based on cost, ease of use, feature set, help and support, and supported configurations. The findings are summarized in the following table: TypingMaster Pro Mavis Beacon Typing Instructor 21st Century

  • Essay on Love and Marriage in Gallant's The Other Paris

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    the other hand, is practical, safe, a ride up the socioeconomic ladder. In "The Other Paris," Mavis Gallant weaves the tale of Carol and Howard, a fictional couple who stand on the verge of a loveless marriage, to symbolize the misguided actions of the men and women in the reality of the 1950s, the story's setting. By employing stereotypical, ignorant, and altogether uninteresting characters, Gallant highlights the distinction between reality and imagination and through the mishaps and lack of

  • The Other Paris Summary

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    In “The Other Paris” by Mavis Gallant, Howard’s proposal and Carol’s compliance are instigated by society’s imposing perception of the nature of marriage; the justification both individuals share about their actions is precipitated by the pressure society has placed upon such union. Through employing an ironic tone and comical characterizations of Carol and Howard, Gallant criticizes how society approaches the subject of marriage. The proposal in the passage is antagonistic to what one would expect

  • Mavis Gallant's Bernadette

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    Mavis Gallant's Bernadette Fear, it has a way of controlling everything that it comes in contact with. As young children we are introduced to this intimidating desire with intrigue and suspicion. As we age, the thoughts of fears become more like realities, ideas of loneliness and death enter the picture as comprehensible thoughts and views of the future. These issues make up the foundation of the Mavis Gallant story "Bernadette". In this story we are presented with the image of a young

  • Discussing Literary Genre

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    To define genre is to embark on a conjectural journey within a theoretical minefield. Genre theory has drawn immense debate and contemplation throughout literary history, however, several conclusions have emerged. Genre types are unfixed categories whose characteristics differ considerably among the specific genres; furthermore, the role of literary history plays a significant role in discussions of genre, for genre types evolve and shift with each new literary text. An approach to the discussion

  • Starbucks Case Analysis Essay

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    symptoms, how they are related, and what course of action is required to remedy all associated symptoms of a common cold. A final important reason to conduct analysis is to determine if the changes made to the organization are actually working. Mavis Gallant once stated, "Success can only be measured in the terms of distance traveled". Such is the case with business, unless the business knows its starting point, it can have no way to determine if it's