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My father’s qualities
Who has good qualities affect to you? With me, I have met many people have good qualities, but my father’s good qualities affect to me so much. My father is not the most perfect in the world but the way he lives, and the way he keep in touch with other people teach me a lot. The best his qualities are caring, helpful and fun.
First, he is a caring person. This his quality makes people around him so amazing because in my country, most of the men don’t like that. They just go out for work and bring money back. My father work too, but he also take care of his family very well. When I was young, my mother was busy therefore my father fed me up, took a shower, and...
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A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study.
His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat Disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the...
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DR Savic savic.
Like Father Not Like Son.
The Saying Like Father Like Son Is Not Always True.
In Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, we see different relationships between parents and their children. Women seem not to have so much value in leadership role since they can’t earn a title. They are married off to able men to bear children for the clan. We see the boy child being raised to take over after his father. Achebe has shown in great length the concept of father and son relationship to a deeper level. He has shown how a boy will always look up to his father for both positive and negative aspects. The grown adults have a choice to...
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Once Elie Wiesel and his father arrive at Buna, they are put to work counting electrical fittings in a warehouse. They stay in a barrack of musicians with a nice head Kapo. Here, Elie meets Juliek, a musician, and two brothers, Yosi and Tibi. A little while later, Elie is summoned to have his gold crown removed by the dentist. Wiesel is able to continuously put this off until the dentist is hanged for keeping the gold teeth for his own profit. Then Wiesel's work Kapo, Idek beats him terribly, but then a French girl helps and talks to him. Years later Wiesel sees this girl again in Paris and gets a chance to talk to her.
Later Idek savagely beats Wiesel's father, but Elie Wiesel...
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‘Crossing’ is a short story published in 2009, by Mark Slouka. We are introduced to a depressed father, who takes his son on a trip, in the hope of achieving a stronger relationship with his son. The father appears to be very attached to his previous/past experiences with his own father, and in that context a theme such as the relationship between father and son can be related/connected to the text.
The story is told from a 3rd person limited narrator. The limited view is seen by the author’s attachment to the main character, who is the father. The story is described through the father’s point-of-view, which can be seen by the big insight the reader is given, on the father’s...
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A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son
a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father...
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What do you think Portia's father was thinking about when he devised the lottery scheme for his daughter's marriage?
Do you think this was a good idea or not?
Give at least one quote from Act I , properly cited using MLA format, that supports your opinion.
I think that Portia's father was thinking when he created the lottery. The chests all had words on them that presented a trick question so that it was not just a random lottery. He knew the man that picked the correct chest was truly wise and would risk everything for Portia's love. At the same time, Portia's father clearly did not trust her to pick her own husband, even though she seems like a thoughtful and smart woman. Portia...
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Zaria Johnson February 26, 2011
6-305 4th book report
Stuck In Neutral
This book is called Stuck in Neutral and is written by Terry Trueman. It was published on October 9, 2001. Terry attended the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. in creative writing. He also has a M.S. in applied psychology and a M.F.A. in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University. He has two sons and currently lives Spokane, Washington since 1974.
There are a few main characters in this...
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As a child, I had always looked to my father as a hero. To me, he was strong enough to take on an army one handed, tall enough to reach for the moon and give it to me, and wise enough to know everything about everything. There was nothing my father could not do. He took time to teach me to read, write, walk, and talk. When learning how to walk, like any child I would occasionally fall. My father would pick me up and put me back on my feet. He always encouraged me to “get up and try it again.” I felt no doubt in his eyes; he made me believe that I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to. In my rebellious early teenage years I saw that my father did not know everything like I previously...
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A Case Study-Jane
A Case Study-Jane
The description of the story was that Jane was constantly beaten from her father as a child. She was very confused as there was no explanation as to why he was beating on her. She was beat on by her husband 3 years into their marriage.
The explanation of Jane’s beatings from her father was that she was being “naughty”. As for her husband he beat her for “challenging him”. This wasn't an acceptable behavior from either her father or her husband.
The prediction in Jane’s life was that she would accept the beatings by in some way gaining a little control as well. She was able to guilt her father to get whatever she wanted from her father. She was...
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Long time no see! Thank you so much for the letter, I was really happy when I received it!
A lot of things have happened since you moved out of Durham. You know my father was all into boxing and he hoped that I will become at great boxer one day! But I didn’t want to box and I really didn’t have any talent for it! I had my thoughts in a completely different place. I loved music and of course I had that from my mother’s side!
A little part of the boxing gym was used by a ballet class, and here I had my chance to learn ballet. So I was learning ballet secretly without my father knowing it! But pretty soon he found out! He wasn’t happy, but what could I do? This was my passion.
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K: Hi Cecily, how was your day today?
C: Well, please don’t be mad at me but, I am going to tell my parents that I am not going to the meetings anymore.
K: May I ask you what made you feel that way?
C: It’s just so much work! It seems like every other day we have to go to the meeting. And every time I go to my parents with a problem they tell me I have to pray to my father Jehovah. I thought my Dad is my father…how can I have 2 fathers?
K: That’s a good question. Let’s see what the Bible says. Let’s read Matt 6:9.
K: So, the scripture says Jehovah is our Father in the heavens. Are people in heaven human Cecily?
C: No, they are spirits, we cannot see them.
K: Right, so since we...
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During my first encounter with Miracle in Cell No. 7, I burst out into laughter because of Lee Yong Goo, the father of Yea Song, because he’s like a kid. I admire him because every sacrifices he’s doing is all for the sake of her child’s happiness. Even thought he’s childish, he never fail to take good care of his daughter. I am also glad with Yea Song, because even though her father acts like a kid, she always manages to wear a smile at all times and he loves her father extremely. But when Lee Yong Goo had been accused with the crime he never did, the joy in my face faded and replaced with a sad expression. I got pissed because Lee Yong Goo didn’t got the justice he deserves. Authority...
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25 April 2012
“A Rose for Emily”
People will go great measures to avoid letting a loved one go. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” dreams collide with the real world. Miss Emily Grierson was raised by a narcissistic father who created an isolated woman. Her father secluded her from the rest of the world by assuring no one was good enough for her. After her beloved father’s death, she struggled to let him go. Later in her life, she meets a man named Homer Barron, who was in town to fix the town’s streets. The unknown narrator, who lives in the town, and fellow townspeople notice Miss Emily’s happiness with Homer and believe that they will get married. The...
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There are many people coming in and out of my life. Whether this person be a friend, boyfriend, or even people in my classes. However through the constant changes of the people in my life there has always been a steady constant. A person who has always been there whether it be from the moment I was born or as I'm sitting on my couch writing this very paragraph. Someone who in fact has not only given advice, but helped with situations far beyond my years. The person I admire is my father, and even though we are thousands of miles away from each other, he has always been right by my side helping me think through every decision. He is inspiring and teaches me a lot of what the world can give to...
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Red from Green Essay
The novel is written by Maile Meloy. The main character in the novel is Sam Turner. Sam just turned fifteen years. The story is written as if it was in the past, as we can see in the text, which is seen in the first sentence“. The summer she turned fifteen”. Sam and her father lives together in Montana and every summer they take a four-day float trip down the river, which is in the text “[…]It was a four day float trip, or five if you dawdled, or three if her father had to get back to work” . Sam’s mother is dead, but the text does not say how or when. Sam goes to a boarding school and in the fall she is a sophomore, but she is seriously doubt about this, and she...
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Marriage is a new stage in the life of each one which is based on sharing everything in the couple’s life. It is a company but in a different concept from the business point of view. Every decision, step, or event happens in the house should be informed to each participant in this house. Normally, it becomes commonly shared between people that mothers are the first school from which children can form their manners and behaviors. However, fathers can teach their children better to be responsible and brave, teach them to be wise in taking decisions, and help the child to have a peaceful environment in the house. For the previous reasons, fathers should have equal importance in teaching their...
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The Written Book
In the stories of Oedipus Rex and The Adjustment Bureau, the authors present a conflict between fate and freewill that leaves us, the readers, questioning whether or not fate or freewill is what governs us. This leaves the human mind to debate if the choices in our lives are really choices that we have been left free to make on our own or if we are simply provided the illusion of choice by a higher power that controls our destinies.
In the film, The Adjustment Bureau, David Norris, who is the main character in the film is told that Elise, the woman he pursues through love, is about to become “one of the most famous dancers in the country, and...
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Our response to stimuli constructs our human condition and furthermore who we are as an individual. Whether it is positive or negative forces, our responses to these things influence how we are perceived by people. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet seeks out revenge on Claudius, his uncle turned step-father who killed his father and is now trying to act innocent. Although the characters believe in Claudius’ innocence and furthermore that Hamlet is crazy, it is in the final interaction between Hamlet and Claudius that all can see Claudius’ guilt. It is a natural response for some to react in fear with violence, as it is part of our human nature which can be seen through Hamlet’s driving desire...
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Life With The Wright Family
One day the Wright family decided to take a vacation. The first thing they had to decide was who would be left at home since there was not enough room in the Wright family car for all of them. Mr. Wright decided that Aunt Linda Wright would be the one left at home. Of course this made Aunt Linda Wright so mad that she left the house immediately yelling “It will be a right cold day before I return.” The Wright family now bundled up the children, Tommy Wright, Susan Wright, Timmy Wright, and Shelly Wright and got in the car and left. Unfortunately, as they turned out of the driveway someone had left a trash can in the street so they had to turn right around and...
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How Bias Influences Critical Thinking
September 23, 2012
Professor Adrienne Courtney
A decision that I recently made that was influenced by bias was the decision to attend a Muslim ceremony at a Mosque. I did not grow up with my natural father and he is of the Muslim faith. In an attempt to try to establish a father- daughter relationship, he invited me to the Mosque where he attends holy services. I did not really know much at all about the Muslim faith because I believe in, was born into and raised in the faith of Christianity.
The immediate thoughts that came to mind were somewhat colorful. I imagined they would make me wear head wraps and body...
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Name:_Abdullah Einab___________________ Week Number:_week_3_______________
One day While I was cleaning the yard and I was having fun. Suddenly, I saw a monkey look at me, once I saw him I felt scary. Then, the monkey tried to attack me I screamed, “I am going to die, I am going to die “an I thought that’s will be the end of my life and I ran to house as fast as I can. When I arrived to the door, I moved the handle of the door, but it doesn’t open because it was stuck. I...
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19 September 2012
I first noticed something wasn’t right while watching television with my brother and sister about five years ago. We all heard loud noises coming from my parent’s room thumbing, bangs, yelling, and screaming. My sister Jasmine runs upstairs into my parent’s room. My brother Joseph and I follow her lead. When I came upstairs to where my parents were I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. My father was on the ground and my mother on top of my father punching him in the face and upper body. I stood motionless in my parent’s doorway....
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Small 1 Jessica L Small ENG 121-10R Professor Avant 14 September 2014 Literacy Narrative The Bible played a significant role in my upbringing, as a child, and continues to impact my life to this day. I specifically recall one cool, breezy, mid-August afternoon when I was practically 5 years old. Peeking in through the big glass window at Charlie’s Candy Store, my attention was immediately drawn to the bucket of fresh gumballs. The shiny, panther-pink gumball gleamed like a freshly polished marble inside the transparent bucket. As I stepped inside the store, I was overwhelmed by the aroma of fresh bubble gum; my mouth immediately began to water. I quickly slipped my hand into the bucket and...
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PRAYER OF A WORSHIP LEADER
Let us put ourselves in the presence of the LORD. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
Almighty Father we would like to thank you for leading us here to listen to your voice through your teachings. We thank you for giving us this place as a place of worship. We adore you LORD Jesus and we Love You. We praise you and we thank for all the gifts that you have given to us, for answering our prayers and the little miracles we have experienced in our Lives. We would like to praise and thank you for arranging our time to be with you today, to listen to your words and share the gift of wisdom to our dear sisters in the community.
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Corruption in “In the Shadow of War”
There are many people that possess a clear sense of good and evil. However, in many cases there is no good or evil in decisions: one must base their decisions on chances of survival. Over time, enough suppression of moral can lead to corruption: this can happen whether it is willing or unwilling. In Ben Okri’s “In the Shadow of War”, there are characters that have been forced into these decisions in order to continue living. The theme of corruption is evident throughout the story; this is seen most clearly though the vicious actions of soldiers, the apologetic actions of the father, and the depraved actions of the government.
An example of the...
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Constantine the Great Deathbed Memoir
Constantine the Great: A Deathbed Memoir
As I, Constantine the Great, lay on my deathbed, I would like to give an account of my life. On February 27th 280, I was born Flavius Valerius Constantinus in Naissus, Moesia (Nis, Serbia). My father was Flavius Valerius Constantius, an officer in the Roman army. My mother, Helma, a woman from humble beginnings, has been described as either my father’s wife or concubine. The nature of their relationship is an for which I am not clear.
When I was 9, my father left my mother to marry Theodora, the stepdaughter of Maximian, the Western Roman emperor. This marriage presented an opportunity for my father...
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"The Arena" is a short story written by Martin Golan. I am going through this task to analyze and interpret this text. The text sheds light on several different areas. This means that the text comes in on topics, such as nervousness, stress, discomfort, family, children, etc. In rough outline deals with text around a father who has promised her that drive him over to an arena where ice hockey is played. The majority of the novel takes place in the car where the danger and the son sit and talk and discuss how far they will achieve it or not. For the son's point of view, it is not a disaster, whether they reach it or not, but in the father's heart, it is different. But getting through the text...
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How Lucky You Are
Forbidden love is one of the hardest things, you can ever experience, as a human being. The fact that you love someone, and they love you back, but you can and will never be together, because of religion, culture or other sorts of factors. This is what Max and Ishraqi is experiencing, but they will never be together, because of their different backgrounds.
Forbidden love, is truly one of the worst things that can ever happen to you. Have you ever thought about, or considered how lucky you are? You live in a free country. You have the right to be with anyone you’d like. Not everybody have that privilege. That’s the main theme of the text. The writer, Debi Alper, is...
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HS 150 World Civilization
December 29, 2012
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great was one of the greatest conquers in all of the history of Rome. His genius and ability to think in hard situations helped greatly to the country of Macedonia, which he ruled. Most of his life he lived as a fighter and warrior. Alexander was a smart, brilliant man who used his brains when it came down to fighting.
Alexander was born in an age of violence, conquest, and civil war. Alexander was born in 356 B.C. in Pella. His father was Phillip the second who ruled all of Macedonia. He was a shrewd king and general who...
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The Kids Are All Right Research Paper
I viewed the movie The Kids Are All Right. This movie is about a couple, Nic and Jules, who are in a committed, long term relationship. Their relationship is by no means perfect. They have two kids, Laser and Joni. Laser’s biological mother is Jules and Joni’s is Nic. Each child represents their mother in temperament. The twist is that Joni and Laser are both half siblings having the same sperm donor father. Joni is eighteen and Laser is only fifteen. Shortly before Joni plans to head off for college, Laser pleads with her to contact their sperm donor father. He is thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Paul may look successful but he...
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25 March 2008
Single Parent Struggle
For many years, children growing up in a single parent family have been viewed
as different. Being raised by only one parent seems impossible to many yet over the
decades it has become more prevalent. In today’s society many children have grown up
to become emotionally stable and successful whether they had one or two parents to show
them the rocky path that life bestows upon all human beings. The problem lies in the
difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother
and a father. Does a child need both parents? Does a young boy need a father figure
around? Does the...
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18 November 2013
Theme: Wisdom vs. Power
There are a lot of themes in the story of Antigone, but the theme, wisdom vs. power portrays the story the best. The writer Sophocles reminds me of Shakespeare, and includes figurative language just like Shakespeare, but of course isn’t as good as him. This story took place in a city called Thebes, where Creon, Antigone, Haemon, Polynieces, and many more live.
Creon is the King of Thebes and this theme is basically based off of him and the way he does things. He has to find a way to choose a ruler, and how he/she should govern Thebes. Creon is a tough ruler because of his loyalty to Thebes, but he will not let his...
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This analytical essay will provide an analysis and interpretation of american writer Eowyn Ivey’s short story “As the Time Draws Near” (2012). The readers are introduced to the main character, Piper, who grew up in Alaska but later moved away. The short story follows her at a time when she has returned to Alaska in order to spread her dead father’s ashes under a particular spruce tree. She has a lot of thoughts about death and she is almost obsessed with it. Death is the focal point and theme in this short story. It raises questions such as what happens when we die? And what is death really? The story tells about our short time on earth and how fear of death can stand in the way of living...
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Ruth and Naomi
Ruth and Naomi are two women from the county of Moab. Naomi was the wife of Elimelech. Naomi had two sons named Mahlon and Killion. Naomi’s sons married two women named Ruth and Orpah. As time passed Naomi’s sons died. When Naomi heard that in Moab that the Lord was there to aid his people by providing food, Naomi and her two daughter –n-laws decided to make Moab their home.
Naomi told her two daughter –n-laws to go back to their mother’s home. Naomi wanted Ruth and Orpah to return home to find a husband because she stated that she was too old to get remarried or to bear children again. Even if Naomi was able to remarry or have more sons she didn’t believe that Ruth or...
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Naomi Gerstel and Natalia Sarksian have shed new light on the subject of minority families and their differences to the traditional nuclear families in their essay, “The Color of Family Ties.” According to their work, those of White descent make up most of all nuclear families which can be described as a father, mother and children all living in one household. Gerstel and Sarkasian point out that it is not always the case that, “Black and Latino/a, especially Puerto Rican families are more disorganized than White families, and that their families ties are weaker,” as they are often thought of by those in politics or the media (62). In fact Gerstel and Sarkasian...
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What we know now
1. What might be the “emergency” that the characters are running away from?
2. The ten-year old narrator refers to his mother as “Cate” instead of calling her “Mum”. What does this tell you about his personality? Pg.6
3. What supplies is the narrator’s dad packing? Pg.7
4. Where are the narrator and his family going? Pg.8
5. Why does the narrator’s dad say that Milo’s father is going to be a “dead man”.
6. Which sentence tells us that the narrator’s father is stressed? Pg.9 Why might this be the case?
7. What do you think the narrator means when he says “Our interdependence is unprecedented in history. It is foolish”. Pg 9
8. What accident...
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The character in the book ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ that I think has the most in common with me is Jem. There are a lot of things that connect me and Jem to the same person. Some of those things are being protective over our younger sibling, taking advice from our fathers, standing up for what’s right, exploring new things, and getting a little emotional when things don’t go as planned.
In some of the chapters you might have realized how Jem gave some type of hint in regards of protecting his sister. An important event that happened in chapter 30 that reflected his protections was when Bob Ewell tried to attack his sister and he pulled him off...
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Just over two thousand students sit in Disney Concert Hall on the symphony’s education outreach day. The symphony sits patiently on stage as the conductor gives his speech to us restless third graders; he then introduces the guest soloist. He is a tall man with hardly any hair and skin that hasn’t been touched by the sun in years it seems. He held a silver trumpet in his left hand as he waved with his right. The conductor strikes up the orchestra and after only a few seconds the soloist begins with the most beautiful note. This note flowed from his horn and touched the ears of over two thousand students. Of those students probably no more than a handful gave it any thought. With that note a...
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Malcolm London Story Essay.
I understand where Malcolm is coming from. He isn’t only speaking on education and our school system, but he is also speaking on today’s society. Some men are focused on woman while some women are focused on being something other than their selves to impress people. It’s hard for people who are having problems at home and for people who grew up without a father. I didn’t grow up with a father, but that didn’t bring me down people I have a mother. I never thought I was good enough for honors and AP classes, yet I have been in honors and currently have 2 AP classes. My high school education is very important because a lot of people are being criticized and are...
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in the town of Porbander in the state of what is now Gujarat on 2 October 1869. He had his schooling in nearby Rajkot, where his father served as the adviser or prime minister to the local ruler. Though India was then under British rule, over 500 kingdoms, principalities, and states were allowed autonomy in domestic and internal affairs: these were the so-called 'native states'. Rajkot was one such state.
Gandhi later recorded the early years of his life in his extraordinary autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth. His father died before Gandhi could finish his schooling, and at thirteen he was married to Kasturibai, who was of the same...
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In the Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to keep the audience engaged in the play. A good example of dramatic irony in Shakespeare’s Hamlet is found in Act I Sc.5. The king’s ghost appears to Hamlet and reveals to him the truth about his death. The whole country of Denmark knows that the king had been bitten by a snake, but only Hamlet and two of his friends know that in reality it was the king’s own brother Claudius who killed him. Through this incident, Shakespeare manipulates audience’s sympathies, develops character and the conflict of the play.
Claudius is a character that awakes antipathy in the audience from the beginning of the play, because of reasons such as...
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Bob Dole was born on July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas, the son of Bina M. (née Talbott; 1904–1983) and Doran Ray Dole (1901–1975). Bob Dole's father, who had moved the family to Russell while Dole was still a toddler, earned money by running a small creamery. One of his father's customers was the father of future Senator Arlen Specter.  During the Great Depression, which severely impacted Kansas and its residents, the Dole family moved to the basement of their home and eventually rented out the upper floors to raise money. As a boy, Dole worked as a soda jerk in the local drug store.
Dole graduated from Russell High School in the spring of 1941 and enrolled at the University of...
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The film, To Kill A Mockingbird directed by Robert Mulligan, portrays a message of racism, social class, and gender issues faced by southern towns post Civil War era. The 1962 film adaptation of the classic book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was masterfully captured being placed on the American Film Institute’s list of greatest American movies of all time and taking home many countless awards. The black and white portrayal from text to film is exquisitely captured turning pages to picture while reveling a heartbreaking reality. Through camera, lighting, and sound Robert Mulligan creates a mood to communicate the vision of Harper Lee.
The film takes place in Maycomb,...
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Just Like That is a novel by Michael Richards. Michael Richards writes about two persons. Thenovel takes place in the outback, Australia. Michael describes the environment with kangaroosand the Gibson Desert. It may sound weird but in the story killing a kangaroo is like a test of manhood.The father has made his son believe that if he kills a kangaroo he will become a man. I believe the son is inhis early teens. There is a time in your life where you have to grow up, find out who you are and slowlybecome a man. The father uses the very same method to show your manhood as the aboriginals. Thefather uses the aboriginal’s rituals as a test to the manhood. The boy reacts very fascinated at...
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Frank Abagnale was an intelligent man. One of the most successful con men in history, Frank lived as a pilot, doctor, lawyer and an FBI agent all before his 21st birthday. His primary technique was defrauding banks using different fake check schemes eventually amounting to over 2.5 million dollars. Along with a friend, Frank wrote his story which was later turned into an autobiographical film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Steven Speilberg. Much of what Frank accomplished in the film defied believability.
Throughout the film Frank is creating different identities to try and make some money, but even though his name is changed his personality seems to remain the same....
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Children do not always need loving and supportive parents in order to grow up successful. In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, not every child needs loving and supportive parents. Although they do love their children, Rex and Mary use very basic parental decisions; the children are very independent and raise themselves for the most part. With the right mindset, motivation and knowledge this can lead to success in life even through the hardest of times.
Jeannette was at the lower class growing up, but she learned to survive anyway she could at a very young age. Considering Jeannette’s parents were not very stable, Jeannette saw that even though she was at the lower side of things, there...
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I’m very excited to see my second film in black and white. Watching Stella Dallas was very fun and interesting as to how the women, or in this case Stella, were to act during certain times in this millennium. Its not certain if it was suppose to be obvious about the performance of the women of this film to represent the women back in the 70s. As I watched the film I realized and was able to relate to the women’s actions and decisions based on being raised by women more than men. In Stella Dallas there was so many situations were it was obvious but also necessary to react the way she did. Sacrifice was a big archetype being used throughout the film, but I can...
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TITLE: The Graduation
AUTHOR: Francisco Sionil Jose
F. Sionil José or in full Francisco Sionil José (born December 3, 1924) is one of the most widely-read Filipino writers in the English language. His novels and short stories depict the social underpinnings of class struggles and colonialism in Filipino society
REGION: I (Ilocus)
SETTING: In a Province, In Rosales, Pangasinan
There was a boy who fell in love w/ the girl named Teresita.
Boy is asked by his father when he want to leave the province. And his father have decided that his son will leave tomorrow.
A night before he left, he went to Teresita house to say...
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What makes a common trip to a church a meaningful religious experience? Which part of this trip influences a person to reconsider where he or she stands in life: the church’s location, its architecture, its history, the people who made the church what it is, or is it something that works on an entirely different, more personal level? Each church holds specific meaning and memories to those whose lives were touched by the place or the people connected to the place. In the case of St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street in New York City, it serves as a sanctuary from the loud and busy city around it and a place of remembrance for a heroic priest who captivated a nation.
As you walk...