Emasculated Sissy Essays and Term Papers

  • The Difference Between Sissy and Bitzer

    practical Mr. Thomas Gradgrind of Charles Dickens' unforgettable novel, Hard Times. Can anybody really define a horse? Cecilia Jupe, also known as Sissy, was unable to answer this question because she was, well, normal. Bitzer, the boy brought up in Coketown, the city of facts, answered, "Quadruped....

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  • Louisa and Sissy: Fact Against Fancy in Hard Times

    Louisa and Sissy: Fact against fancy in Hard Times. Two female characters in Hard Times, Louisa Gradgrind and Sissy Jupe could be considered contrastive by fate and there is moral fable in this contrast. It is significant that in last two paragraphs of the novel Dickens applies to motherhood...

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  • The Dare Game I met Sissy and Jan my freshman

    The Dare Game I met Sissy and Jan my freshman year in high school. I came from the poor section of town. Both of my parents worked but with four girls to raise there was never enough money to go around. I knew early on that I needed an education to get any where and when I found out that the a private...

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  • Discuss the Character of Sissy Jupe and How Her Character Is Based Along the Main Themes of Hard Times

    Discuss the character of Sissy Jupe and how her character is based along the main themes of Hard Times In Hard Times the character, Sissy, is first mentioned in Mr. Gradgrind’s classroom. She seems to be the one student who doesn’t get swayed by his ways, ways that only use fact. Knowing this, Dickens...

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  • Prufrock is presented as ‘an awkward and emasculated character’. To what extent do the metaphors in ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ create this view of the character?

    Prufrock is presented as ‘an awkward and emasculated character’. To what extent do the metaphors in ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ create this view of the character? TS Eliot’s 20th Century poem ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ is widely seen as a modernist work that Eliot employs to make...

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  • Homophobia in Society

    friends, and all other men in society. (Kimmel, CP Page 217) These ever-watching eyes are quick to pounce on any behavior that may be characterized as "sissy, untough, or uncool." The resulting emotion experienced from those labels is a sense of humiliation and of failure. "Homophobia is the fear that...

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  • Emasculation Essay

    mocked by many for breaking down at war and has been sent to a hospital to recover. It was seen that men who broke down, cried or admitted fear were sissies, weaklings, failures and not men, therefore for this was an explanation for his dream. Anderson was being chased by his father in law in his dream...

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  • mcphee

    or increase in debt not uncommon Civil reputable: at the time in their lives where they should be at peak of success, they experience failure emasculated and depressed Respond by attempt to regain control Keep family together, in a better place Suicide (attempt) is common after murders ...

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  • Homosexuality in Victorian and Elizabethan Literature.

    between the establishment of gender roles, threatened by the overtly (homo)sexual presence of Count Dracula, who turned women into harlots and men into sissies, before Abraham Van Helsing and his Crew of Light and Count's reign of terror to reaffirm their own faltering masculinity.”(McGunnigle par. 1) According...

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  • Industrialization in "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens

    through various characters such as Tom, who has been brought up in the utilitarian education system. Dickens exposes his own views on this system through Sissy Jupe, the uneducated daughter of a circus master, and the positive influence she has on the Gradgrind family. Thomas Gradgrind has a strong rationalist...

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  • Hard Times

    matters in life. He demonstrates this when he calls on girl number twenty. Upon finding out her name is Sissy, he immediately states that she should be called Cecilla, not Sissy even though Sissy is her given name. He asks what her father does and quickly stops her when he finds out he is a horsebreaker...

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  • film history

    a comic dreamy and sexual character. One of the first archetypes that can be identified in queer cinema, and that remains to our time is the Sissy. The sissy started in the silent era and has its place in cinema history. It was the revolution of the 1930s cinema, it changed the stereotype of the hetero...

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  • Fight Club: Emasculation

    a fight club. Throughout the book, there are many hidden themes, one which is emasculation. In Fight Club, the men of that generation are being emasculated. Castration is the biggest sense of emasculation to exist due to the lack of testosterone. The protagonist goes to a testicular cancer support group...

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  • The Legacy by Virginia Wolf

    PART I. Before the meeting 1. At the beginning of the story Gilbert Clandon was waiting for Sissy Miller to arrive. Who was she and what was the purpose of the meeting? Gilbert Clandon was waiting for Sissy Miller, who was the maid. Gilbert Clandon did the meeting to give to her the pearl brooch, because...

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  • Reflection Paper

    perspective have shared understanding each other and shared one house. The Sissy Ducking The stage of fidelity: Identity vs. role confusion by Erikson’s stage of psychosocial development is performed exactly in the story of The Sissy Ducking. This stage focuses on who am I and what can I be? Elmer’s peers...

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  • How Does Dickens Present the Conflict of Fact and Fancy in 'Hard Times'. - Grade B

    she is interfering in his private life. Dickens uses Sissy Jupe as a contrast to the philosophy of just fact and just fancy. He uses her to depict that fact and fancy can collaborate in order to create a healthy human being. Sissy Jupe is the daughter of a circus performer, when her father abandons...

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  • Gender Stereotypes

    can be destructive. That is the case when it comes to the problem of "tomboys" and "sissies." What are these two terms used for? The term "tomboy" is used when referring to a girl who is masculine, and the term "sissy" is used when referring to a boy who is feminine. We need to state what we consider...

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  • Hard Times Book 1, Chapter 1 Summary

    Hard Times Book 1, Chapter 6 Summary Sleary's Horsemanship Sissy is surprised to see that her father is not in his room at the Pegasus Arms Inn. She leaves Bounderby and Gradgrind there while she goes to search for him. Gradgrind and Bounderby meet two of the performers, E.W.B. Childers, a horse...

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  • Hard Times Charles Dickens

    Ritsie Armington Mrs. Thompson AP English Lit 11/6/12 In the novel, “Hard Times,” Charles Dickens uses Mr. Gradgrind, Louisa Gradgrind and Sissy Jupe to express his view on Utilitarianism. Utilitarians believe “our moral faculty, according to all those of its interpreters who are entitled to the...

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  • How does Charles Dickens treat the theme of education in his novel Hard Times?

    Where are all those parts of education that make it so enjoyable? Sissy is another of Gradgrind's pupils, she is different to Bitzer as she is more imaginative than him, and is the one who is seen as a failure in class. When Sissy answers the question about the horse you realise that even though she...

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