"Girl" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Boys vs. Girls

    An Analysis of Katha Pollitt’s "Girls Against Boys?" The article titled "Girls Against Boys‚" published in the 30 January issue of The Nation magazine by author Katha Pollitt‚ brings to light pressing issues of gender discrimination and how this nation’s education system has changed over the past forty years but still isn’t up to par with where it needs to be with issues of gender equality. Pollitt exposes the views of conservatives toward feminism in the school systems of today. This article describes

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  • The Girl with the White Flag

    Bhullar 1 Aziz Bhullar" Jaqueline Seydel" English 10" 29 May 2014 " The Survival of Tomiko Higa" " Tomiko Higa is the author of the book The Girl With the White Flag. The book depicts the realities of war through the eyes of the protagonist‚ who is a little girl known as Tomiko. Tomiko lives on the island of Okinawa and resides with her family. When the war of Okinawa starts‚ she is separated from her family and struggles to survive. She has to forage for food‚ shelter‚ and her lost

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  • Save a Girl Child

    GIRL CHILD IN TODAY’S SOCIETY The female child in India has been most vulnerable for centuries. We are committing the worst crime against humanity when we don’t even allow children to be born just because they carry the stigma of being girls .The poor infant girls have no choice because they are killed inside the womb of their mothers or killed after birth in parts of Bihar ‚Tamil Nadu ‚Rajasthan and other parts of India. We forget that only girls take care of their parents and their in-laws

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  • Save Girl Child

    Nearly half of India’s children are girls. However‚ the girl child is considered a lesser child in our society. Irrespective of class‚ caste and economic conditions‚ she is discriminated against and neglected at all the levels. This result in the denial of basic services required for her survival‚ welfare and development. The girl child is perceived as a burden to be passed on to another family. Her contribution in the household economy is not acknowledged. Various factors contribute towards

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  • Terra-Cotta Girl

    Terra Cotta Girl The poem has clear‚ wide-open drama while managing ambiguity and open-endedness. A sort of modern local color piece tinted with Southern elements‚ it nevertheless makes its characters real and sympathetic‚ treats important themes that are both topical and general‚ and offers an apt objective relationship with universal implications. Technically a lyric‚ the poem filled with narrative and drama: an off-the-farm college girl‚ a Southerner‚ and perhaps a Georgian like Sellers herself

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  • Boys and Girls Summary

    ‘‘Boys and Girls’’ was first published in 1968 in The Montrealer‚ The story‚ narrated by a young girl‚ details the time in her life when she leaves childhood and its freedoms behind and realizes that to be a ‘‘girl’’ is to be‚ eventually‚ a woman. The child begins to understand that being socially typed entails a host of serious implications. Thus becoming a ‘‘girl’’ on the way to womanhood is a time fraught with difficulties for the young protagonist because she senses that women are considered

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  • Girl Is Born Quotes

    Script For my ISP‚ I read the novel “When a Girl is Born” by Pamela Grant. Now‚ as you read the title‚ you might guess what the context of this novel will be. Well‚ you guessed it right‚ the novel is about a girl and by looking at the picture you can understand that the novel is about a Chinese girl. Ko-chin‚ the main protagonist of the novel is a shy‚ and obedient girl born to a middle-class family in ancient China. Being born in the olden times means that there are a lot of rules and regulations

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  • boys and girls essay

    G 1 Gender Roles and Maturity Boys and girls‚ is a fictional short story‚ beautifully written by Alice Munro‚ about gender identity and stereotypes‚ as a young child moves into adulthood. The story takes place in the 1940s on a fox farm in Jubilee‚ Ontario. During this time women were viewed as second class citizens but the narrator‚ who is also the protagonist‚ desires to be more than “just a girl”. Through the conflicts of the protagonist‚ Munro depicts the challenges of growing up with gender

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  • Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

    Girl‚” is a short story written in 1978 by Jamaica Kincaid. This short story is a mom’s advice to her daughter‚ teaching her to be a proper woman. In the story‚ the tone is portrayed through the author’s use of setting‚ point of view‚ and characterization. While one can conclude that the two characters in the story live in the Caribbean based off of the author’s biography and the author mentioning singing “benna in Sunday school‚” the author leaves the setting generic. This‚ however‚ plays to Kincaid’s

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  • Lajwanti and a Girls Plea

    ‘A girl’s plea’‚ the girl describes that her father sees her as ‘A meek‚ dumb‚ shy‚ submissive‚ frail woman.’ She is made to ‘eat humble pie and drink sheer humiliation’ indicating that oppression was her food and drink. The torture was inevitable and on a daily basis. In sharp contrast to ‘Lajwanti’‚ the girl attempts to revolt back to her father using the pen as her weapon. However‚ she also confesses ‘even in words I can’t fight down the fear of being a girl’. The two women are

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