How the widow won the Deacon In the Victorian era women had extremely limited rights, once married, they would lose ownership of wages, property, and any other cash generated (“Women in the Victorian Era”). When Victorian women would marry, they became property of their husbands even if he were to pass away. During this time, it was unheard of for women to consider another man after losing their husband. In the short story, How the Widow won the Deacon, the author, William James Lampton, uses climax and man vs. society in order to show how a widowed Victorian woman won the heart of the deacon. Lampton uses the climax to depict how the widow did not have to try to when the deacon, it just happened. Deacon Hawkins’s, main ambition was to finally own a horse able to beat Squire Hopkins in a race (Lampton). Widow Stimson acknowledged his intense desire to win the race but realized she was the one holding him back. By jumping out of the carriage to lighten the load, the deacon was able to increase his speed and beat the squire (Lampton). Shortly after the race, the deacon had realized what the widow had selflessly done for him and now saw her in a new light. The women of the Sisters Sewing Society gossiped about what appeared to be a flirtatious relationship between Widow Stimson and Deacon Hawkins. In the Victorian age, it was uncommon for women to remarry after losing her husband. Sister Susan Spicer, wife of the Methodist minister, remarked “… I can’t see why Deacon Hawkins and Kate Stimson don’t see the error of their ways and depart from them” (Lampton). The way the Sister’s talk about Widow Stimson’s relationship shows the Man vs. Society role. Women at in this time were expected to only have one husband and not remarry he were to pass away. William James Lampton used the effect of climax by creating suspense to the reader. The story was leading up to the moment Widow Stimson jumped off the horse, which would in fact be considered the climax of the
The Widow of Ephesus
Written by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, “The Widow of Ephesus,” is a story of love, devotion, and betrayal. This story takes place on the coast of Asia, in the city of Ephesus. One of the main characters in this story, the widow, is grieving over her husband 's dead body when a soldier abandons his post to aid her. There are later versions of this story, in which all begin the same way. However, their details and conclusions are different and unique.
When comparing the….
In response to essay question 1 involving narrative construction and style, The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1934) is constructed using both the classic Hollywood film and the American film musical structure. Due to its familiarity, the style of such films goes relatively unnoticed, although within the veranda scene depicting Count Danilo (Maurice Chevalier) and Madam Sonya’s (Jeanette McDonald) first encounter, stylistic features and narrative construction are quite overt. The musical genre of….
The Widow and the Parrot
(1882-1941) British writer. Virginia Woolf became one of the most prominent literary figures of the early 20th century, with novels like Mrs. Dalloway (1925), Jacob's Room (1922), To the Lighthouse (1927), and The Waves (1931).
Woolf learned early on that it was her fate to be "the daughter of educated men." In a journal entry shortly after her father's death in 1904, she wrote: "His life would have ended mine... No writing, no books:….
Giles Deacon, born in England in 1969, is known for his wild, dramatic, and quirky designs. He likes to experiment with bold colors and styles in his designs. After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins in 1992, Deacon worked with Jean Charles De Castelbajac in Paris for two years. Then from 1998 until 2002 he designed at Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group. In 2004, Deacon showed his first collection at London Fashion Week with supermodels Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista, and Eva Herzigova….
How the U.S Was Won
America is known as the land of the free, and home of the brave, but that was not always the terms of its existence. America started off like any other country, poor, in debt, and under another countries rule. Luckily, the country that they were under was Great Britain, who underestimated the power of the fight for freedom. The U.S got their independence because of the colony structure, the French support, and their passion for liberty….
rights". Unlike men, women are typically capable of giving birth.
A widow is a woman whose spouse or significant other has died, while a widower is a man whose spouse or significant other has died. The state of having lost one's spouse to death is termed widowhood or occasionally viduity. The adjective form is widowed. The treatment of widows around the world varies, but unequal benefits and treatment generally received by widows versus widowers globally has spurred an interest in the issue by human….
Adult black widow spiders have a shiny, black, rounded, circular abdomen and
are about 1/3 inch long (about 1-1/2 inches when their legs are spread).
Adult spiders have two reddish or yellowish triangles on their bottom which
looks like an hourglass marking, and their body color is dark colored usually
black or sometimes dark brown. They are usually recognized because of their
red or red-orange hourglass design on the bottom of their abdomen. This
pattern is changeable and may look….
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The Black Widow Spider
What is a black widow spider? Black widows are notorious spiders identified by the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. It is very small, females are about 15 mm and the males are only 7 mm, not including the legs. Its venom is 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. The most dangerous for humans is the American black widow spider. These spiders are found in many areas of the world, but are found mostly in the Western Hemisphere, particularly….
How the West Was Won
Over the years some 25 million people have come to America. Some came for economic reasons, others to freely practice their religion without persecution, others to escape war, political unrest, and overpopulation. Whatever the reason, they all came to enjoy America's promise of freedom and prosperity.
There have been several major waves of immigration throughout the history of the United States. The first dated from 1783 to the early 1800s. Between 1820 and 1870, there was….