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  • Willowgreen School District - 1,762 words
    1. Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District, near a fictional town call Bleke in 1933. Characters - The main character of this story is the author, Max Braithwaite, but addition characters in this chapter are Dave McDougall, Mrs. McDougall, and their children Mary, Heather, Myron, and Charles. Antecedent Action - The antecedent action in this chapter is when Max outlines the events leading up to the moment when he left the train at Bleke. Those events included: borrowing money for Max to finish Normal School, the incessant job searching with the eternal job refusals, also when Max started training in motor mechanics and, finally, when Max received a letter from the ...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Flannery Oconnor - 1,311 words
    "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," by Flannery O'Connor, presents many topics that can be discussed and debated. Christianity is one of the main topics that influence this paper and its meaning. The exploration for the meaning of the Christian faith is continuous throughout O'Connor's paper. Christianity is filled with sin and punishment, good and evil, belief and unbelief, but grandmother fully tells her opinion as she tries to convince "The Misfit" that he is a good Christian man before he kills her. Foreshadowing, personification, and the meaning of religion are all main points effecting the reader as they interpret this story. Foreshadowing is ...
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  • A Short Story With A Flash Back - 2,027 words
    A Short Story With A Flash Back SHORT STORY Come on Gramps, you old steam train! Yelled a voice. Calm down you rat-bag, Im old you know replied another from within the brush. A head popped out, slightly wind-beaten and worn, where ya to? he asked. There was a small rustling to the right of him, Not tellin! the voice yelled again. I got better hearin than you may think, me laddy. I know where yer too Danny! said the old man sneakily as he gently eased himself from some brambles. There was a short silence of anticipation until finally a small boy of around 7 years old came darting out of the bushes, ha, ha, but you still cant catch me! Yer right there! muttered the old man to himself. You dont ...
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  • A Short Story With A Flash Back - 2,060 words
    ... have some food to take over to Wills please Ma? What for, I expect his mother has food at her house doesnt she? replied his mother. Yeah, but we were going to have a midnight dinner Bobby answered back That still doesnt stop her from providing you with food does it? His mother said looking sharply at him. Bobby looked away, grabbed his bag, and darted out the door, only to hear as he got to the gate his mothers voice again. Whats the big bag for, hasnt she got sheets either? Bobby pretended not to hear her and ran down the road towards the fields. Night had fallen and Bobby found it hard to see in front of him, listening now and then for Ronald and Will to speak so that he could tell wh ...
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  • A Worn Path - 698 words
    A Worn Path In the story "A Worn Path" the main character's name is Phoenix which alludes to "the mythical bird that consumed itself in fire after five hundred years and rose renewed from its ashes. This death-birth motif gives a meaningful context for details which seem merely descriptive"(Seidl, p. 53). "Welty's main subject is the intricacies of human relationships, particularly as revealed through her characters' interactions in intimate social encounters. Welty's outlook is hopeful, and love is viewed as a redeeming presence in the midst of isolation and indifference" (One Writers Beginnings). Ms. Welty takes an old woman, Phoenix Jackson, on a seemingly impossible journey using general ...
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  • A Worn Path - 698 words
    A Worn Path In the story "A Worn Path" the main character's name is Phoenix which alludes to "the mythical bird that consumed itself in fire after five hundred years and rose renewed from its ashes. This death-birth motif gives a meaningful context for details which seem merely descriptive"(Seidl, p. 53). "Welty's main subject is the intricacies of human relationships, particularly as revealed through her characters' interactions in intimate social encounters. Welty's outlook is hopeful, and love is viewed as a redeeming presence in the midst of isolation and indifference" (One Writers Beginnings). Ms. Welty takes an old woman, Phoenix Jackson, on a seemingly impossible journey using general ...
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  • A Worn Path - 665 words
    A Worn Path The story A Worn Path, by Eudora Welty, tells the journey on foot of an elderly black women, Phoenix Jackson, from her home to the nearest town. She makes the journey to go to the doctor to get medicine for her sick grandson. On the trip, she runs into some trouble here and there with her dress getting caught in the underbrush and old age getting to her. She encounters a big dog that knocks her over, but is soon rescued by a passing hunter. As she gets to town, Phoenix asks a woman to her to help her tie her shoes then, proceeds to the doctors office. When she arrives there, her memory fails her and she forgets what her long trip was for. The light comes on and she remembers her ...
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  • A Worn Path - 698 words
    A Worn Path In the story "A Worn Path" the main character's name is Phoenix which alludes to "the mythical bird that consumed itself in fire after five hundred years and rose renewed from its ashes. This death-birth motif gives a meaningful context for details which seem merely descriptive"(Seidl, p. 53). "Welty's main subject is the intricacies of human relationships, particularly as revealed through her characters' interactions in intimate social encounters. Welty's outlook is hopeful, and love is viewed as a redeeming presence in the midst of isolation and indifference" (One Writers Beginnings). Ms. Welty takes an old woman, Phoenix Jackson, on a seemingly impossible journey using general ...
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  • Ace - 1,076 words
    Ace Personal Essay My name is Annie Chapman and I am sixteen years old. I started my life in 1983, in Los Angeles, actually in a suburb called Culver City. From the hospital I moved into a house on Lucerne Ave with my father Alan Berftman, my mother Mary Lee Chapman, and my older brother by four years, Ace. I spent just short of ten years in that same house. While I lived in Culver City I attended a Spanish emersion elementary school called El Rinclon. There I learned to speak Spanish as a second language. A month before my tenth birthday my parents decided to move to the small town of Little Stone. They took ownership of an old hotel called the Winnemucckah. So into the Winnemucckah we move ...
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  • Alice Walker - 684 words
    Alice Walker Everyday Use Knowing the meaning of Heritage By English 1302 Professor Hubbell 31 July 2000 Knowing the meaning of heritage in Everyday Use The story Everyday Use, is being told by a mother who describes herself as a big boned woman, with a second grade education. She had always had to do the work of a man to provide for her family. A mother of two girls with different views on the family culture. Dee, a light skinned girl with nice hair and a full figure. Dee has always scorned the way the family lived. She comes home to visit and wants to take back some of the family heritage, such as Grandma Dees quilts. Maggie, a dark skinned, slim and shy girl, who has never been away from ...
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  • Allergies I Wondered Lonely As A Cloud, That Floats On High Oer Dales And Hills, When All At Once I Saw A Crowda Host Of Gold - 633 words
    ALLERGIES I wondered lonely as a cloud, that floats on high o'er dales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd-a host of golden daffodils. William Wordsworth I hope he was taking an antihistamine. If he were not, he would develop signs and symptoms of allergies. These include, but are not limited to a sore throat; red, itchy, watery eyes; nasal congestion and drainage; coughing and sneezing. There are many remedies, from grandma's kitchen to the allergy research center. The allergy season is usually from late February to mid-May. Grass is the biggest offender during the latter part of the season. Pollens from trees and plants are released each year during early spring. There are cells floa ...
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  • American Dream By John Steinbeck - 521 words
    American Dream By John Steinbeck The Dream of the American Dream John Steinbeck, in his essay America and Americans, uses many contradictions to explain his views on the American Dream. I have witnessed and experienced many of these contradictions in my life. Through my experiences, I have learned to believe that the American dream is no more than just a dream. One of the first contradictions Steinbeck uses that I have personally experienced is, We are alert, curious, hopeful, and we take more drugs designed to make us unaware than any other people. This quote almost perfectly describes one of my cousins. She at one time was very bright and intelligent. In fact, she had over a 4.0 grade poin ...
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  • Andy Kaufman Revealed - 367 words
    Andy Kaufman Revealed! Bob Zmuda with Matthew Scott Hanson Pages 291 Quote page 152 My quote is, "This man is outta his mind". Andy Kaufman was a little crazy I have to say. Andy did some drugs when he was young. At as park in Chicago he got stoned at a big party in the park and the Chicago police said that the park was closing. The cops said get or get arrest. Andy said the park wouldnt close so no one moved. His girlfriend got hit by a nightstick in the head and Andy ran down an ally. He wrestled 300 woman none of them won. He wrestled Jerry "The King" Lawler of Memphis. When he wrestled Jerry he broke his neck. (The people thought.) They really planned it to happen. Andy was two people, A ...
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  • Archetype Journal - 1,910 words
    Archetype Journal 1. Archetype Identification-Water vs. desert Passage-Ch.1, p.3,4. In water cut gullies the earth dusted down in dry little streams. The finest dust did not settle to earth but went into the sky. Interpretation- This archetype symbolizes the death of the society that was known in Oklahoma. It shows the cycle of life and the effect on Oklahoma.. 2. Archetype Identification- Golden corn. - Passage-Ch. 1, p.5. The wind had pummeled down the fallen corn. Interpretation- The corn is the wealth and life blood of the inhabitants, without the corn no one will survive in their current location. 3. Archetype Identification- Outcast.-Passage-Ch.2, p. 18. Tom was put in prison for his c ...
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  • Because I Can - 1,038 words
    Because I Can Because I Can By Brittany Autumn Bragg Her mom named her BecauseICan when she was born ( to constantly remind her she could have a better life) and she proudly lived up to her name, because she could, because she wanted to. BecauseICans journey began long before she could remember. Her mother taught her about a better life. Her grandmother taught her mother about a better life. Her Great Grandmother taught her grandmother the same. BecauseICan knew there was a better life because that was all she had ever known. She always had what she needed and she always got what she wanted. Her mind was already made up that she already had a better life. A better life was filled with happin ...
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  • Being A Daughter Of A Dairy Farmer You Learn To Live With The Grim Smell Of The Cattle I Remember One Freezing Cold Morning I - 936 words
    Being a daughter of a dairy farmer you learn to live with the grim smell of the cattle. I remember one freezing cold morning I went waddling out with my father to mild those delightful cows. It was about 7:00 in the morning. My dad had awaken me up from my pleasant slumber at around 6:30 so I could get all bundled up for the treacherous outdoors. When I got done dressing I looked like a stuffed pillow. When we had made the walk from the house to the big red barn. From where I was standing, at the bottom, it looked liked a mountain. We went in and looked at all the machines in front of us. The machines made it look like I was in a science lab. The smell of the cows was unbearable, if it hadn' ...
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  • Ceremony - 719 words
    Ceremony In the novel, Silko explores the gender roles of four women and the significance to the development and actualization of Tayos character. These four women are Tayos birth mother, Auntie, old Grandma, and Tseh (a Montano). Because Tayo is of mixed ancestry, half white and half Native American, Tayo discovers he has a "natural" cultural flaw imposed upon him at birth, which would linger and expand into adulthood. At four years old, Tayos birth mother left him with his Aunt and Grandmother so they could raise him as their own due to her alcohol addiction and vicarious life-style. "He didnt remember much: only that she (mother) had come after dark and wrapped him in a mans coat it smel ...
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  • Ceremony By Marmon Silko - 622 words
    Ceremony By Marmon Silko Ceremony is a novel written by Leslie Marmon Silko. It deals with the gender roles of three women are significant to the development of a character namedd Tayo who is half-white and half-Indian. These three women are Tayo's birth mother, Auntie, and Old Grandma. His mother left him when he was four years old and that began his sense of emptiness and abandonment. She could not bear to raise a child that brought the reservation shame by her mistake. Summary: Auntie raised Tayo and was the mother figure he lacked. She had no problem accepting to take him, but only to "conceal the shame of her younger sister". Auntie was always hesitant toward Tayo as he was not her real ...
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  • Changes Of Time: The Stereotypical Images Of Blacks On Television - 1,810 words
    Changes of Time: The Stereotypical Images of Blacks on Television Ever since television began in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical backs who never took things seriously. All those views changed during the 1970s when black sitcoms were becoming more reality based. Although blacks have been, and often still, portrayed in a negative way on TV, there has been some improvement of stereotypical images of African Americans on television. There were five stereotypical roles of blacks between 1940-1970; the Tom, Coon, Mammie, Tragic Mulatto, and the Buck ...
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  • Dark Angel Bookreport - 1,855 words
    Dark Angel Bookreport title = Dark Angel Bookreport Dark Angel By: L.J. Smith Chapter 1 -- This story starts out with Gillian Lennox walking home from school. Gillian was going to get ride from a friend but she had already left. When she reached the wooded area she heard crying. She went to investigate. She followed the sound to the creek where she lost her balance and fell in the icy river. Chapter 2 -- She worked her way over to the left bank and grabbed some roots as she went by and she was able to hold on and pull herself out of the river. She was now trying to find a way out of the woods. She had trouble walking so she took off her jacket, but she still kept on falling. She finally sat ...
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