And finally amanda lives perpetually in the world of

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Amanda lives perpetually in the world of the gentlemen callers who will appear any day to sweep Laura off her feet.But she is unable to live forever in this world of illusion. The pressures of everyday livingforce her to face many unpleasant facts.Even if she fails to acknowledge Laura's defects, she is realist enough to understand Laura's difficult position. Furthermore, she has seen the letter that Tom received from the Merchant Marine and knows that he will soon be leaving. Facing these brutal facts, she makes Tom arrange to have the gentleman caller arrive.Amanda is full of other paradoxes. She wants only the best for her children, but then she fails to understand that what they most want is quite different from what she wants for them. She does gear her whole life toward their happiness because she doesn't want them to make the same mistakes that she made and yet in devoting herself to them, she has made herself overbearing and nagging.But Amanda possesses strong attributes. She does devote herself to her children. She doespossess a great determination and strength. Many women could not have survived under the same situation. When she thinks a gentleman caller is coming, she sets herself to the task of preparation with a determination that cannot be equaled in her childrenWhen her husband deserted her, she found herself faced with an empty and meaningless life. She then began to fabricate things with which to fill her life. She devoted herself too much to her children and began to live through her childrenThus Amanda is a person who lives alternately between a world of illusion and a world ofreality. This fluctuation between these two worlds is her only defense against the boredom and emptiness of living.ANSWER:
(Not sure how many paragraphs we have to write, so ill just break this up as I see fit)Cindy Sheehan challenged American Exceptionalism, as told by the Bush Administration, head-on at “Camp Casey” in August of 2006, during the heat of the Iraq war. Her son, Casey, was killed fighting overseas for the United States of America. As Americans, it is a common perception to feel that a mother grieving the loss of her son in battle is tragic and must be avenged, or at least that is a sentiment the State would like to perpetuate to the American public. Cindy did allow herself to fall into this heart-broken state of “vengeful greif” following Casey’s death, but rather challenged this very sentiment at the doorstep of former-President Bush at his home in Crawford, Texas. The State, using 9/11, dead soldiers, prisoners of war, etc. as their backing, forced the idea that when something tragic occurs to American soldiers or citizens as a result of war, we must feel a frenzy of grief and rage to repay their loss, thus fueling the flames of war through this supposed “noble cause”. The Bush administration even started a group called“Gold Star Mothers”, which was created the sole purpose to publicly display mourning

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