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Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am - Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am There are a million acts of kindness each day. Some young man gives a stranger a compliment, or a teacher brightens a students morning. But, in the world we live in today, these acts are rare to come by. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment....   [tags: Thank You, Ma’am] 710 words
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Like Father, Like Son - Like Father, Like Son In the preface of his book, Like Father, Like Son, Tom Smail gives us the reason for his writing: "This book is an attempt to discover what it might mean for our humanity that God is Trinity."(p. xi) He goes on to give his readers a general outline of what he'll be covering, beginning with how the view of Trinitarian doctrine has changed in recent times, and ending with a discussion on what we say about the triune God has deep implications with how we handle our relationship with others....   [tags: Tom Smail] 2025 words
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Laura Equirel's Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquirel’s, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of American literature. The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film, becoming a success in both America and Mexico. Alfonso Arau directs the film. After reading the novel and seeing the movie, I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities. The novel begins with the main character, Tita, being born on the kitchen table....   [tags: Esquivel Like Water Chocolate Movie Essays] 1322 words
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Finding Meaning and Purpose in Mitch Albom’s, The Five People You Meet In Heaven - “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” written by Mitch Albom tells about a man named Eddie and his experiences in life and in heaven. During his journey in heaven he meet five people. He learns how he has impacted the five lives while on earth. Eddie finds that his life did have true meaning and purpose. Prior to meeting the five people that he meets in heaven, he feels as if his life is worthless and has no meaning. Physically he is not in good shape, “His left knee, wounded in the war, was ruined by arthritis....   [tags: The Five People You Meet In Heaven]
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Death and Reality in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - Death and Reality in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates       Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is about a young girl's struggle to escape reality while defying authority and portraying herself as a beauty queen; ultimately, she is forced back to reality when confronted by a man who symbolizes her demise. The young girl, Connie, is hell- bent on not becoming like her mother or sister. She feels she is above them because she is prettier....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]
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Reader Response Essay - Joyce Carol Oates's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - Reader Response Essay - Joyce Carol Oates's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been. As I began reading “Where are you going, where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oates I found myself relating the experiences of Connie, the girl in the story, to my own personal experiences. She spoke of going to a friend’s house and having her friend’s father drive them to the shopping mall so that they could walk around and socialize or go see a movie. I found that this related very closely with my own experiences of being fifteen years old because it was always someone else’s parents driving my friends and I to the movies or to the mall....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been] 755 words
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An Analysis of Joyce Carol Oates’ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - An Analysis of Joyce Carol Oates’ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most productive writers of our time. Between 1971-95, Oates published twenty-five novels, eighteen short story compilations, three collections of novellas, five volumes of poetry, six editions of plays, eight books of essays, and countless more umcollected works (Kellman 487). As the format for her writing varies, so does her subject matter. Her creations cover a wide range of genres, but Oates' main fascination is contemporary America with its "colliding social and economic forces, its philosophical contradictions, its wayward, often violent energies" (Johnson 8)....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]
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The Devil in Joyce Carol Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - The Devil in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Her name is Connie, and she is not unlike many girls of the time she lives in. She is vain, she is constantly at war with her family, and she is in an incredible rush to grow up. Her race to maturity is the trait focused on in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been." It splits Connie into two different personalities: 'One for home, and one for anywhere that was not home' (431). Everything about her?her walk, her smile, and her laugh?metamorphoses as soon as she steps out the front door....   [tags: Where Are You Going Where Have You Been]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway "Hills Like White Elephants," is a short story,. It is a story about a man and a woman waiting at a train station talking about an issue that they never name. I believe this issue is abortion. In this paper I will prove that the girl in the story, who's name is Jig, finally decides to go ahead and have the baby even though the man, who does not have a name, wants her to have an abortion. It is the end of the story that makes me think this....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1059 words
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Critical Analysis on Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - The thing that makes, Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway such a powerful story is the subtlety with which it is told. Hemingway is commenting on subject matter which for the time would have been considered taboo, but does so without actually spelling it out for the reader. As the characters sit together drinking beer and talking, it becomes immediately apparent that there is something weighty between them and as the conversation continues, the reader can feel pressure building between the two of them....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 559 words
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Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants - Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants   In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” the lives of Jig and the American, the main characters, are put on display for a brief period of time.  Jig and the man have had a romantic relationship for quite some time, and now their future together is in jeopardy.  The impregnation of Jig has caused the American to pressure her into getting an abortion.  We find these two individuals in the Valley of the Ebro.  Traveling from Barcelona to Madrid, the couple takes these few minutes to discuss the future of their baby.  Jig now must make one of the most important decisions of her life – to have the abortion and stay with the...   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 851 words
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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - In the short story by Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple is delayed at a train station en route to Madrid and is observed in conflict over the girl's impending abortion. In his writing, Hemingway does not offer any commentary through a specific character's point of view, nor, in the storytelling, does he offer his explicit opinions on how to feel or think about the issues that emerge. The narrative seems to be purely objective, somewhat like a newspaper or journal article, and in true Hemingway form the story ends abruptly, without the couple's conflict clearly being resolved....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 865 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - "Hills like White Elephants" By Ernest Hemingway In Ernest Hemingway's "Hills like White Elephants" the author addresses a subject that was thought to be taboo in the 1920's. The subject that the author addresses is that of abortion. During the roaring 20's people were consumed with having a good time and living a care free lifestyle. As it is evident in the great American classic "The Great Gatsby" which gives a depiction of the lifestyle that people led in the 1920's. During the decade that the story was written for abortion was not talked about nationally nor was there any education on it....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 781 words
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway “Which line of criticism best suits this short story. Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is suited to a Psychoanalytic perspective criticism and is the most effective, as it contains hidden, deeper meanings which the author had represented in this piece, by explicating the text to explore the themes of choices, plot, setting and imagery, and essentially abortion. Psychoanalytic criticism expresses the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 872 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, a Theme Analysis - Ernest Hemmingway uses time, place, and symbolism in "Hills like White Elephants" to intensify the central dilemma in a story about a man and a woman deciding on whether to go through with an abortion. Although a literal reading of the title may not seem to have any relation to the story, the title is rich in implications. Critics suggest that "Hills" refers to the shape of a woman's stomach when pregnant, and Webster's 21st Century Dictionary defines white elephant as: "[An] awkward, useless possession." The term is also defined in Webster's as an item that is worthless to some but priceless to others....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1242 words
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Life Is Like A Basketball Court - “Life is like a basketball, it bounces up and down.” I love basketball. I feel affection for the taste of victory, when you win a game. However, I also find losing a worthwhile experience. I worship the feeling where you score a point. It’s slow motion at first, as you gaze at the shot you’ve made, wondering if it is going to manage. Then the taste of your salty sweat and the sound of your pounding heart are back in action. *Swoosh* the ball rapidly swirls into the hoop and falls through the net....   [tags: Sports, Metaphor, Philosophy] 815 words
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How to Procrastinate like a Boss - ... The rest of the things listed here are more like tips rather than steps, so feel free to be creative and pick whichever sounds more appealing. Create a list of what you need to get done. Then think about the long time getting all of these tasks done will take you. Making clear how much time it will take you to complete all of the assignments or chores that you have been assigned to do will most likely do the trick and discourage you from even trying or starting to try to get them done. Then tear up the list and light it on fire....   [tags: party, guilt, strategies] 625 words
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Is it sorta like coherent ramblings? - Sometimes people say and do things that seem stupid on the surface. “Half this game is 90% mental” is a Yogi Berra quote that is funny but NOT stupid. It’s simply a confusing way of saying that the game is 45% mental. At other times, people say and do things that ARE stupid—on the surface or otherwise. But, we won’t even go there. And, sometimes people are simply out-and-out lying zealots. They say and do things designed to prove some ideological point. They’re mindless ideologues for whom the ends always justify the means....   [tags: Politics] 1157 words
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The Teacher That Was Like Father - ... They would both sit in the back of the class every day, about two seats away from each other. Makenzie was, not to be mean, a little overweight for an eleventh grader or any other person. She wasn’t like the other big girls at Heartly High; she was different. She wore clothes appropriate for her size and stayed very quiet during class. Johnathan would always wonder why she was so quiet and so did Mr. Odis. Makenzie never really knew Johnathan or understood why Johnathan was as quiet as her, until one day Mr....   [tags: teacher, student] 640 words
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If You Are Alive, Then You Are Surrounded by Math - ... I picked out the ideas that were impossible (i.e. changing the personality of the co-chair), tried to figure out what about them made them impossible ideas (i.e. a person’s personality is part of who they are and is something that cannot be easily changed), and then attempted to alter the idea into a good idea (i.e. appoint a new co-chair with a better attitude/personality to replace existing co-chair). While some of the ideas were so bad that they could not be reconciled, most of the ideas had parts that could be modified into good ideas or at least better ideas....   [tags: Don't Stare at a Blank Screen] 850 words
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difference between like and love - Developmental Paper Outline: Difference Between Like and Love Social relationships and the attachments that follow are incredibly interesting subjects within psychology. The variations, complexity, and importance of these concepts make it even more fascinating. Social relationships change across the lifespan in a variety of ways, and its characterizations can be altered through our attachments. There are basic similarities among our infantile attachment to those that form as we age, but that attachment becomes so much more complex and adjusts to suit our developmental tasks....   [tags: intimacy, relationship,young adults]
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Like a Virgin by Madonna - ... Madonna performed the song “Like a Virgin” for the first time on September 18th, 1984 at the MTV Music Video Awards. During her performance, she wore a white wedding dress along with a belt buckle that said “Boy Toy.” She sang a very erotic version of the song during her performance. Billy and Tom were very concerned about this first performance. The audience was a little fuzzy about the song, and also the provocative song title. Billy and Tom both thought the song would not succeed, but the results were different....   [tags: song analysis] 909 words
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Like Rain: A Fictional Narrative - ... *** The door opened and a girl stepped out. Her baggy t-shirt hung down over her athletic shorts and she looked out over the yard, searching for the noise she had heard minutes before. She looked under the pure white roses intertwined between the blood red ones with the white dots floating around the perfectly formed petals. Under the shrub she saw his red and black flannel shirt. “Ly, what are you doing here?” She called out, her voice to her secret best friend, the boy under the bushes. Lysander stayed quiet and let her keep speaking, listening to her sweet chocolate drizzle voice melt into the air....   [tags: box, trinity, digging] 1036 words
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Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate The novel Like Water for Chocolate, published in 1989, was written by Laura Esquivel who is of Spanish heritage. She lives in Mexico, and Like Water for Chocolate was her first novel. I feel that in the story Laura Esquivel gives a lot of magical elements as well as some realist elements in order to evoke emotions about love. While reading Like Water for Chocolate, I thought that how the girl named Tita was not allowed to marry the guy she loved and how she had to watch her sister marry him was interesting....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate - Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate                           Laura Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate, is a contemporary novel based on romance, recipes and home remedies. Very little criticism has been done on the novel. Of the few essays that are written on this work, the majority of them consist of feminist critique. This novel would be most easily approached from a feminist view because of the intricate relationships between women. However, relationships between women are only one of the many elements touched upon in the novel....   [tags: Like Water for chocolate]
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No Place Like Home - ... You smile at the picture and remember how stubborn Harry was when he insisted on your forest guide in Thailand to stop and take the picture in front of a huge waterfall while Harry held you in his arms. But almost to quickly that happy memory and smile turn into a painful squint. You turned around from the girl and the picture. Your mind taking you far away as your legs lead you toward the kitchen. As you enter you notice Harry standing by the counter with his hands in his hair and staring down at the running water in front of him....   [tags: short story] 1165 words
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It Was You - “Hello?” Elise asked, desperate to hear someone’s voice. “Hello is anyone there?” She could hear a faint echo of her words repeating themselves, almost mimicking her. Her mind was distant, she needed to calm down. Attempting this, she tried to pull herself up from the concrete floor, but failed. With both her hands and legs tied together, the task was nearly impossible. Also, the rigid rag covering her eyes didn’t make anything easier. Two hands were placed on each of Elise’s ears, and many thoughts rushed through her head....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2593 words
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Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemmingway has a specific style of writing. Most of his short stories are terse, short, and objective. Not only does he like to use short, simple sentences, but he also repeats them over and over for effect. Hemmingway is also known being blunt. In his short story "Hills Like White Elephants," he is just the opposite. He dances around the truth and never reveals Jig’s final decision. Does Jig go through with this "simple operation"?(616)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Women's Roles in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway, is a great example of women's role in the last century. The story is told in a simple form of dialogue between a man and a young woman nicknamed Jig. Although there is an important decision to be made, nothing of much importance is talked about. In the story, Jig does not have much influence in her relationship with the man, even when it comes to an abortion. The tale begins outside a small train-stop in the middle of Spain, where a young woman peers into the nearby hills....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1067 words
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Societal Prejudice Against Women in Hills Like White Elephants - In the short story Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemmingway's characters situation is greatly a product of the social standards for men and women of the time around the 1930s. Their problems which come into play other than the topic of the abortion, such as their relationship, their nationalities, and their financial situation all help to create that feeling of helpless indecision and inevitability that are apparent throughout the story. The style of writing that is used leaves much of the meaning of the story hidden and an understanding of the relationships between men and women of the era can lead to a deeper understanding of the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 921 words
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Like Father Like Son - THESIS STATEMENT Throughout the epic the Odyssey the theme like father like son is demonstrated through Telemachus following in his father’s (Odysseus) footsteps. PURPOSE STATEMENT It is evident that through extensive research on the Odyssey, Telemachus evolves into a character similar to his father Odysseus in this epic. INTRODUCTION Imagine ten grueling years of constant bloodbath at war. After all that horror facing journeying on vicious waters: battling a sea monster, traveling to the underworld, and angry gods attempting to wreak havoc everywhere you go....   [tags: Character Analysis, Telemachus, Odysseus] 1453 words
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Like Father, Like Son - A father and son have a relationship that’s virtually irreplaceable. They bond on a different level than do mother and son, but both are necessary. Sometimes, the mother or father isn’t present in a child’s life, greatly affecting the child. Some may leave for personal reasons, while others leave because they feel it will benefit the child. Having one around could preserve the child to an extent, but being without both could generally wreck the child’s outlook on life all together. In Sherman Alexie’s “Flight” the main character, Zits, loses his mother and child support and what he thought his father, out of spite, abandoned him....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Flight, anger]
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Levi's and You - Every day millions of people put on their durable denim jeans without thinking where they came from or how they got there. When in fact those jeans have had had quite the controversial journey. There are two billion jeans produced annually according to the Environmental Justice Foundation and your pair is one of them. How many gallons of water, fertilizer and chemicals do you think went into them . These are questions that make many of us cringe and they are questions that need to be answered. The production of these jeans is such an intimately global event that we all play different roles in their production and consumption....   [tags: cotton blue jeans, history]
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What Is It Like to Be a Bat? by Thomas Nagel - ... The representational states are a character trait that describes a person’s attitudes of believing or doubting in something. Its contents are declarative statements or propositions. On the other hand, qualitative states or qualia are properties of sensory experiences that cause a specific mental state. It is the characteristic when you are in a particular mental state, like smelling flowers or seeing red. The qualia poses a problem for both functionalism and physicalism because not only it is deeply subjective, but also functionalism and physicalism might not be sufficient to describe specific mental or feeling state....   [tags: subjectivity vs. objectivity] 1329 words
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True Love Is Not Like a Disney Fairytale - ... She can see sonograms and feel the baby kick. During labor, she goes through pain and suffering. When the baby fully escapes the womb, the mother has the biggest, brightest smile because it is the first time she can see and hold her baby in her arms. The whole pregnancy she was building up her love for her child. True, pure love is somewhat like the first bond between a mother and a child. Love takes time to grow, and people will experience some pain along the way, but it will be worth it in the end....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 730 words
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She Seemed Like a Cool Chick - ... I’m going to be real with you. I think you fine as hell. I haven’t been sexed properly in years, because I been focused on my career. I think you could be the one to give me exactly what I need.” She said looking directly into my eyes. “A’ight lets go than.” I said to her and stood up to help her put her coat on. “We can go to your place.” She suggested and smiled. “Um, I know a place we can go.” “Oh, what you don’t want me to know where you live or something?” She asked with a smirk. “Well, Monet I could say the same thing.” “You right, a’ight, let go....   [tags: personal narrative] 804 words
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Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone - One of the best music videos of 2013 belongs to a 48-year-old song. The interactive video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," released yesterday, is a tour de force: as the music plays, you can flip between sixteen channels of simulated TV programming. But whether you're watching a financial news update, a romantic comedy, or a tennis tournament, it looks authentic except that everyone seems to be lip-synching the lyrics of the song. While many of the channels are peopled by actors, the lineup is peppered with numerous celebrity performers such as comedian Marc Maron, rapper Danny Brown, the hosts of Pawn Stars, and Drew Carey (on the set of The Price Is Right)....   [tags: music video, graphics, interactive] 549 words
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One’s Past is Like a Shadow - Zadie Smith’s White Teeth epigraph “What is past is prologue,” means that what has occurred in the past has led up to what is happening in the future or present. Smith illustrates the struggles three families go through for identity, legacy, striving for a good future while holding onto the traditions of the past, and maintaining ones religion or beliefs. Through the text, the thematic significance of the past occurs often with the recurring flashbacks which sometimes goes as far back to 1857; with Samad’s mutinous great-grandfather and 1907 with Irie’s past about her great-grandmother and white colonial great-grandfather....   [tags: zadie smith, past, white teeth]
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Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater "A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees." (p.7) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or Pearls Before Swine is a satirical story of a millionaire Eliot Rosewater, the president of a fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, who suffers from total love for all humanity. He decides to go his own way and moves with his money to Rosewater, Indiana....   [tags: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater] 625 words
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If Something Doesn't Kill You, It Makes You Stronger - ... Bethany Hamilton was a fighter who won tournaments single handedly. “Bethany Hamilton is holding nothing back,” (Sean McNamera, 2011) a surfer competition judge stated as Bethany gave it her all as she struggled to catch a wave. You simply can't give up. Whether you're disabled or depressed, if it doesn't kill you, you have to find the strength to become stronger. You can strengthen yourself mentally as well. If you're battling with troublesome thoughts you have to change your perspective internally....   [tags: spiritually, God, catastrophic event] 748 words
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York on June 16, 1938. She grew up on a farm with her parents. She developed an interest for books as a child, yet she had a really tough time increasing a love in books for reading and writing. In her early twenties she got her first typewriter which was given by her grandmother. By receiving ardent support from her parents, she wrote a lot throughout high school and college career. While she was in high school, she participated in a contest in which she has to write about newspaper article and won a scholarship to attend Syracuse University....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Author, Literary Analysis]
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Where Are You Goin, Where Have You Been? - In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the description of the characters June, Connie, and Arnold Friend reveal the true nature of the characters and underlying motives. June is the older sister to Connie who shapes the relationship between Connie and her family, while describing the differences between Connie and June. The description of the protagonist Connie reveals the struggle between childhood and adolescence with the desire to be desired by those of the opposite sex, but also the obsession with childhood fantasies....   [tags: Character Development, Analysis] 872 words
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‘’Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’’ - Analysis of Connie’s Character and Her Demise There are some stories that capture the reader’s attention and which keep us riveted from the beginning to the ultimate line of the tale. ‘’Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’’, a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates in 1966, is one of those. Inspired by the mythic song of the phenomenal singer Bob Dylan entitled ‘’It’s all over Now, Baby Blue,’’ the author describes the main character as a 15-year-old girl named ‘’ Connie’’, who is obsessed by her beauty and does not get along with her family....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Teenage Rebellion]
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Communicating Conflict in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants -    Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a relationship. He tells his story through conversations between the two main characters, the American and the girl. Conflict is created through dialogue as these characters face what most readers believe to be the obstacle of an unexpected pregnancy. Their plight is further complicated by their inability to convey their differing opinions to each other. Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Hemingway]
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The Truth Will Set You Free - Many writers apply experiences and thoughts into their work and express them in such a way the reader can relate. Critics would agree Edgar Allan Poe left a unique mark as a short story writer. Author Ray Bradbury was quoted saying, “It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away…” (Bradbury). Fiction writing was simple until Poe begins to put his twist around the world. During the terrible times that Edgar Allan Poe experienced as a young man would ultimately alter the history of short stories, he was unique and an extraordinary writer therefore exemplifying the mark that...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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