What Maisie Knew

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  • Analysis Of Henry James's 'What Maisie Loved'

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    James, author of ‘What Maisie Knew’, and Steven Spielberg, director of ‘War Horse’, use a range of language features and stylistic features to explore the ideas of family and abandonment in similar and different ways? Introduction: Henry James, author of “What Maisie Knew” and Steven Spielberg, director of “War Horse” use a range of language and stylistic features respectively to explore the ideas of family and abandonment in similar and different ways. “What Maisie Knew” is a story about

  • Exercise 52 ( What Maisie Knew )

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    Section: Children and Childhood Exercise 52 (WHAT MAISIE KNEW) Schizophrenic Olivia opened the door to her mother’s bedroom. It smelled gross. As she creeped into the room she side stepped the glass bottles on the floor and little packets of cigarettes that were thrown about and pills and packets of sugar that were scattered by the mirror that Mom put on the floor. Why did mom eat pancakes with powdered sugar without me? Did she finish breakfast? I didn’t think we even had powdered sugar

  • Challenging the Identity of the Family in What Maisie Knew by Henry James

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    Challenging the Identity of the Family in What Maisie Knew     Although Henry James did not confine himself exclusively to the scope of literary themes facing America, in his novel What Maisie Knew, he did challenge the changing identity of the modern family.  At the turn of the century, the dynamics of the family institution became an important theme in American literature due to such issues as the increased social mobility of the industrial age, the new emerging independence of

  • Examples Of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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    Both ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘What Maisie Knew’ can be defined as coming of age novels. Alice’s adventures in Wonderland are an example of how children use fantasy to explore difficult situations in reality. As the author, Lloyd Alexander, expressed in an interview: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” (Savatteri, 12:41-48). Alice is undergoing the transition from childhood to adulthood which means navigating questions of identity, loss of innocence

  • Short Story

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    himself that she was only eight. “Well, if you’re not going to work, I’ll just write this myself and say you helped,” Edward said, giving a small smirk. “No!” Maya squeaked, suddenly snapping out of her giggle fit. Edward chuckled a bit himself. He knew he’d get her to pay attention if he threatened her involvement with the songs. Despite not having the experiences of an adult, Maya was a very creative person. She still owned that childish innocence that Edward had lost so long ago. It was

  • Maisie Dobbs Character Analysis

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    shell shock should be treated with military discipline. Throughout the novel Maisie Dobbs, I saw several cases of shell shock. I also have noticed that people that had loved ones in the war also had a small case of shell shock. During World War I, many people thought of shell

  • Love Play Review

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    FRIEND STEPHEN: GENEVIEVE’S NEW HUSBAND, A MAN WITH BROWN HAIR AND BLUE EYES IN HIS THIRTIES. MATT: MAN IN HIS LATE TWENTIES WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. ALSO STEPHEN’S FRIEND. EUGENE: VANESSA’S OLDER BROTHER WITH DARK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. MAISIE: TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL WITH RED HAIR. ACT 1 Scene 1 SETTING: The scene opens with dim lights, a wedding reception in its late stages. A love song plays and drunk couples are on the dance floor. The groom is dancing with the bride

  • Descriptive Essay About Art

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    Maisie Go ahead, do it, eat it. It shouldn’t be this hard. But it is, it has been for 2 and a half years. It’s hard for a 15 year old. Art was the only thing that made life somewhat easy or tolerable. I just couldn’t get the stupid apple into my stupid mouth and then into my stupid stomach. After another 6 minutes and 45 seconds I left to do my homework, but I couldn’t. I couldn’t even do art, so I went for a walk, 6 blocks all the way to Gibb Street. When I rounded the corner all I saw was green

  • Summary Of ' Molly Ayer '

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    Summary In 20111, Molly Ayer is a 17, almost 18, year old troubled foster child living in Maine who is soon going to become too old for the foster system. After stealing a book from the library, the only way she can avoid getting kicked out of her foster home and being sent to a juvenile hall is helping an old woman named Vivian Daly clean out her attic as a community service project. Molly soon learns how closely related her and Vivian’s lives are related. Vivian and her family came from Ireland

  • Creative Story : A Short Story

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    crisp October air when she felt as though something was off, and now she knew she was correct in her suspicion. All she could hear was her own heart pounding as she tried to look around. She stumbled around trying to fight a light source, a door, anything to get her out of there. Suddenly, her hair stood on end as she felt a cold hand grasp her arm in the darkness. She screamed and bolted, not knowing where she was going or what she was running from. It seemed as though she had been running forever

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