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A Scientific Study of Gender and Autobiographical Memory (2395 words, 7 pages)
Literature ReviewAutobiographical memory involves the retention and retrieval of experiences from ones personal past. Research on autobiographical memory has, in general, not paid a great deal of attention to gender differences. Even though the vast majority of studies related to autobiographical memories have included male and female participants, the differences ... Read More
Autobiographical Recount on Daily Routine (822 words, 1 pages)
While thinking about what to write about for my autobiographical essay, I looked at a special clock that I got from my uncle for Christmas. This clock was special in that it keeps track of the time by lifting up a metal balls one at a time to the top ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in Richard Wright's Black Boy (3604 words, 5 pages)
Black Boy I. Summary Black Boy by Richard Wright is an autobiographical look at his life. It covers his life from the age of 4 years to his mid 20's. The book shows the life of a young black man growing up in the south with Jim Crow laws and ... Read More
Autobiographical Themes in Gary Paulsen's Writing (942 words, 2 pages)
Gary Paulsen was born May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is one of America's most popular writers for young people. Gary ran away from home at age 14. He acquired a taste for adventure, which has provided great material that he has used to create his powerful stories. The ... Read More
A Report on Racism Today and during the Life of Robert Peck, and His Autobiographical Novel A Day No Pigs Would Die (1194 words, 2 pages)
Todays society and the society that Richard lives in are plagued with a confusion called Racism. Racism is a behavior performed by the Caucasian country towards the indifference to someone that doesnt look or act like the majority inhabitants. Racism commonly took place during the civil war to determine whether ... Read More
Use of Hunger in the Autobiographical Novel Black Boy by Richard Wright (798 words, 1 pages)
Prompt What is the reason for Wright's use of hunger in the novel? How does hunger actually strengthem his character? Hm...I think I might have kind of strayed a bit form the topic, but i think it's pretty good essay about hunger in the first part of black boy (we ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Account of Corrie and Betsie in The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (431 words, 1 pages)
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is the autobiographical account of Corrie and her sister, Betsie. The book takes place during World War II in Holland and Germany. Corrie tells of her home life, her capture, and her ministry to the Jews in the concentration camps. Corrie begins telling ... Read More
Dave Eggers' Autobiographical Memoir and His Approach to Open Mindness (638 words, 1 pages)
"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." This quote by Thomas Dewar exemplifies Dave Eggers' autobiographical memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers uses sentence structure, diction, and specific descriptions to illustrate and get his point across to the reader. He opens up to the ... Read More
An Analysis of Grass Soup, a Semi-Autobiographical Novel by Zhang Xianliang (833 words, 1 pages)
Food Division in Grass Soup Zhang's attitude towards splitting up food rations at the reform camp suggests he has not been completely broken down and reformed by The Party. The significance of the dividing of foods illustrates his remaining integrity and emotions that the hunger has affected, but not removed. ... Read More
An Autobiographical Portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby (1969 words, 4 pages)
Dreaming The Impossible Dream An autobiographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seen today as one of the true great American novelists. Although he lived a life filled with alcoholism, despair, ... Read More
An Analysis of the Theme of Losses in Elie Wiesel's Autobiographical Story "Night" (398 words, 1 pages)
In the autobiographical story Night by Elie Wiesel, we read of the authors horrifying account during the Holocaust. Through his trials and experiences, we see him lose his faith in his religion, along with in humanity, and in justice. Wiesel tells of his loss of his faith in God. Before ... Read More
A Story of Identity Problem Portrayed in the Autobiographical Book, the Color of Water (1621 words, 3 pages)
The Color of Water The Color of Water is an autobiographical book that parallels the life of the author, James McBride, and his mother Ruth. The story is about a man who is confused about his identity. As a young boy James realized that was not sure of who is ... Read More
Autobiographical Style of the Novel Jane Eyre (1394 words, 2 pages)
Jane Eyre, written in 1847, is a novel written in autobiographical style about an orphan girls quest for love. The novel reflects contemporary life of that period and everything that happens is seen from Jane Eyres, the protagonists point of view. Although the story reflects the language, customs, and style ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in the Novel Black Boy (1243 words, 2 pages)
Black Boy was an autobiographical piece written from the perspective of an ordinary African-American living from the era of the Jim Crow South. The book gave the readers a glance at the harsh realities of life that Richard Wright, the author, been through. During the time in which Richard lived ... Read More
Autobiographical Elements in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (585 words, 1 pages)
"The Glass Menagerie" as an Autobiographical Play "The Glass Menagerie," a very poignant and moving play, tells the story of Tom Wingfield and his attempt to escape his family. Tennessee Williams' descriptions of the Wingfield family are strikingly similar to his descriptions of his own family, and therefore the play ... Read More
Domestic Violence is Ignored by the Community: Semi-Autobiographical Story The Day It Happened by Rosario Morales (1090 words, 2 pages)
"The Day It Happened" by Rosario Morales is basically about something that happens a lot in Hispanic families. It's about domestic violence and a community that knows all about it. This story is told in the first person point of view by a girl that seems to be the author ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby in His Novel The Great Gatsby (1881 words, 7 pages)
Dreaming The Impossible Dream An autobiographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seen today as one of the true great American novelists. Although he lived a life filled with alcoholism, despair, ... Read More
An Autobiographical View of Washington Irving (2309 words, 3 pages)
An Autobiographical View of Washington Irving Today I am regarded as one of the first writers to represent an English style of writing throughout the world to gain universal recognition. For fifty years I charmed and instructed the American people and held first place in their affections. I became the ... Read More
An Overview of the Tales of Women and the Autobiographical Novel The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston (1117 words, 2 pages)
Between the Two Worlds For most immigrants, finding identity and carving out a personal space in an alien culture with its peculiar life-styles, heritage, traditions, and language is difficult. Living on the edge of two distinct communities makes it harder to adjust to the standards of the new culture, and ... Read More
A Summary of Alice Walker's Autobiographical Story (501 words, 1 pages)
What is Beauty? In her autobiographical story Alice Walker tells about how after the accident of losing sight in one eye she was never the same. At the young age of eight she was above all others in wit, looks, and talents. I think that the loss of her sight ... Read More
An Autobiographical Account (1029 words, 2 pages)
Autobiographical Account When I was in 4th grade, leading into my 5th grade summer, I had to deal with my parents divorcing. For a couple of months, I had to deal with not being able to ask my father questions and having my mom, who at the time was annoying ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Narrative of Harriet Jacobs by Linda Brent (1070 words, 2 pages)
To the Northern White Woman Hear My Cry! Harriet Jacobs structures her own text - an autobiographical narrative told by "Linda Brent," a generated, first-person narrator - with an awareness of framing and with attention to multiple perspectives. Jacobs knows that context matters and that narratives frequently are contested. The ... Read More
An Analysis of an Autobiographical Account "My Place" By Sally Morgan's (1415 words, 2 pages)
Sally Morgan's 'My Place' is an autobiographical account of three generations of Aboriginals, which illustrate the social history of Aboriginals from the point of view of an Aboriginal and marks its development as society evolves. Two aboriginals, Gladys and Daisy Corruna, of the Stolen Generations describe the Paternalism which led ... Read More
A Review of Crooklyn, a 1994 Semi-Autobiographical Film by Spike Lee (327 words, 1 pages)
In the movie Crooklyn, inner city life was portrayed much different than what was expected. When the phrase the hood is heard, images of beaten up buildings, violence, and a sky-high crime rate come to mind. I anticipated a small neighborhood, dominated by African Americans living in poverty. Although the ... Read More
An Overview of the Study of Memory and the Principles of Autobiographical Memories (2566 words, 4 pages)
The study of memory dates back as far as the time of Ancient Greece, however, the birth of the study of memory is often credited to Ebbinghaus, who concentrated his research on memory store and capacity. The study of memory has had a long history, and still there are many ... Read More
A Summary of the Autobiographical Narrative, The Pie by Gary Soto (676 words, 1 pages)
In the autobiographical narrative The Pie, Gary Soto tells of a sin he commits as a child and later feels guilty about. Although he knew stealing was wrong, that knowledge still did not keep him from taking a pie from the market. With the use of religious diction, vivid imagery, ... Read More
An Analysis of The Alchemy of Race and Rights, an Autobiographical Essay by Patricia Williams (812 words, 2 pages)
Alchemy of Race In The Alchemy of Race and Riots an argument takes place between a Jewish student and a black student at Stanford University. They argue about the identity of Beethoven, the black student stating that Beethoven had black heritage while the white student found that idea to be ... Read More
The Great Advantage of Having Huckleberry Written in an Autobiographical Form (1739 words, 6 pages)
Huckleberry Finn has the great advantage of being written inautobiographical form. Every scene in the book is given, not described, and theresult is a vivid picture of Western life in the past. Before the novel begins, HuckFinn has led a life of absolute freedom. His alcoholic father was often missing ... Read More
The Early Autobiographical Days of a Steamboat Man (742 words, 2 pages)
Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain, is a signet classic. It is a romantic history of the great Mississippi River and autobiography of Mark Twains early days as a steamboat man. It has many interesting stories about nights on the watch and brawls between the men aboard. This is ... Read More
An Analysis of the Autobiographical Novel, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (970 words, 2 pages)
Angelas Ashes is an autobiographical novel, which takes place in Ireland and in America. This book tells the life of Frank McCourt, his brother Malachy, his mother Angela, and his father Malachy. The story also includes many other characters, including relatives, children, neighbors, and townspeople. McCourt describes his life from ... Read More
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