Shattered Romanticisms, Reconstructed Susan Allen depicted herself as a young, naïve girl at the beginning of the passage whose almost-utopian idealizations of the East, due to her supply of magazines and other informants, were shattered. Expecting to saunter into Smith College and fit right into the current trends, Susan Allen was horribly disappointed to find that the magazines she read had inaccurate descriptions of the ideal eastern fashion. As Allen so articulately describes, “Although I tried to revise my expectations, and achieve the faded, wooly look I saw around me, I was seldom satisfied.” However, her need to fit in with the students of Smith College compelled her to ultimately transform her incorrect sense of fashion and develop as a character. In the bildungsroman “Out East,” Susan Allen uses irony to belie a preconceived idealization of the East. Allen was introduced in the first few paragraphs as a freshman prepared for her “Out East” experience, only to inevitably acknowledge and accept that her anticipations were completely incorrect, thus producing an ironic outcome. Currier & Ives calendars, Mademoiselle, and The College Issue enhanced her disparate image of the East, and although she spent her time before college observing, studying, and memorizing the fashion techniques portrayed in such reliable sources, she soon realized that she was “both over prepared and still, inexplicably, shut out of Eastern fashion.” Expecting high society fashion from college students, Allen prepared her wardrobe ahead of time, to her ultimate dismay. When she arrived at Smith College her freshman year, fashion trends were quite the opposite, to say the least. Impressionable, Allen almost immediately attempted to conform to the existing trends: lazy, grunge, sloppy. However, Allen found it unusually difficult to imitate the effortless impression the other girls portrayed. Previously claiming that, “Clothes were a language I understood,” Allen tragically exposed her inevitably useless efforts to accomplish a certain look of sophistication and, ironically, concluded in proving her naivetés wrong. Formerly envious of the effortless fashion of the “Smithies,” the older girls at Smith College, Allen finally came to her own in the finale of the bildungsroman excerpt. Accomplishing the lazy look initially seemed easy to Allen, but she felt utterly lost due to her lack of money to purchase the necessary clothing and inexperience of looking lazy. In the eastern culture, image was crucially important to the young woman of that time, and it could quite possibly have been considered a crime to not dress or appear, in every manner, accordingly.
A literature review of Patients and Families experiences with video telehealth in rural/remote communities in Northern Canada.
Student id # 100806429
Course director: Diane Duff
George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
Date of submission: March 02, 2012
The literature review critically valuates the families’ experiences with video telehealth in rural communities in Northern Canada.…
In the short story “a jury of her peers” by Susan Glaspell, the setting is in the time period when women were beginning there fighting for equality. The second short story is “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, the main character is attached with the changing settings. The settings of these two stories show how setting can be a part of the story or the whole story.
In “A Jury of Her Peers” there are many moments where the author gives hints to the setting of the story.…
AP Language and Composition
30 January, 2013
Sexuality and Gender:
What Is the Effect of Parental Relationships on a Child’s Sociological Perceptions?
“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl” (Chisholm). Shirley Chisholm could not have been more accurate when she made this observational statement. This statement spills truth onto the plate of the naïve and serves as a rude awakening to the slumbering…
Connection to Standards
The young adult literature booktalk presentation for Crossing theWire by Will Hobbs, demonstrates my understanding of the following national standards and state competencies: IRA Standard 1: Foundational Knowledge, TExES Competency 005: Fluency and TSOL Domain 1: Language. An…
Such a situation prevailed upon a lot many female novelists and urged them to question aspects of domestic ideology, a portrayal and exploration of which makes Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gunbar a ground breaking…
"Evaluate the suitability of the emergent and intended approaches to strategic management for Oxfam."
Dominic McDonnell - 2003870
Seminar Tutor - Dr. Karen Quine
Word Count - 2,194
Throughout this paper I will be looking in-depth at two of the most well recognized strategic management theories, Intended Strategy and Emergent Strategy. I will be evaluating the suitability of the emergent and intended approaches to strategic management and measure the appropriateness of each…
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Elderly: What You Need to Know BY SUSAN LETVAK and DIANNE SCHODER Letvak, S., & Schoder, D. (1996). Sexually transmitted diseases in the elderly: What you need to know: The young aren't the only ones at risk for STDs.…
Previous literature has primarily looked at Hispanics as whole while discounting particular ethnic groups. Several frameworks/theories are utilized to study the Mexican Health Paradox (MHP) that includes: The Healthy Migrant Theory and Salmon Bias sub-Theory; The Cultural Barrier; Familism; Curanderismo (folk healing); and Sleep Health. There has been no indication for why one framework/theory is better fit to explain this phenomenon.…
Rethinking Mercantilism: Political Economy, the British Empire, and the Atlantic World in
the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author(s): Steve Pincus
Source: The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 3-34
Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5309/willmaryquar.69.1.0003 .
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Directions: These sample questions in the Reading section measure your ability to understand academic passages in English. You will read one passage and answer questions about it. In a real test, you would have 20 minutes to read the passage and answer the questions. Candidates with disabilities may request a time extension.
Meteorite Impact and Dinosaur Extinction
There is increasing evidence that the impacts of meteorites have had important effects on Earth, particularly…