Tutor profile: Kim M.
Kim, come stai? Di dove sei? Hai i figli? Come chiamano? Quanti anni hanno?
Ciao, sto bene, grazie. Sono di Columbus, in Ohio. Ho quattro figli, e hanno ventisei anni, ventotto anni, trenta anni, e trentacinque anni. La mia prima figlia e incinta. Saro' una nonna nel mese di luglio. E' tu?
Structure an argument in support of, and another opposed to, the passage of the Equal Rights amendment.
In support: The ERA guarantees to women the right to be free from discrimination in housing, pay, reproductive health, public accommodations, and to be recognized in all aspects equality to men. Who wouldn't be in favor of it? In opposition: The rights given to men in the Constitution expanded to women under public accommodations laws as well as the Nineteenth Amendment. Singling a sex out for specific protection in fact separates it from equal protection and creates an argument that guaranteed equality has not existed for decades. This would potentially undermine protections like Title IX.
What issues do you feel are explored equally by Austen and Shakespeare? Give an example of two works and their general themes as support for your answer.
There are several themes addressed by both writers. An excellent example is the role of women in strictly-structured cultures. In "The Taming of the Shrew" Shakespeare speaks to the position of women in a patriarchal society which requires a woman to marry, while Austen explores the identical theme in all of her novels, the most significant of which is "Pride and Prejudice." In both works the protagonist is smart and strong-willed, determined to follow her own path, and chafed by societal expectations.
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