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The Hour of the Star - The Hour of the Star As Clarice Lispector was writing what would become her last literary creation, The Hour of the Star, little did she know that while her body was plagued with the devastations of cancer, her mental struggle for peace and grace in death would inspire her most renowned novel. Perhaps it is because of those circumstances, she created a novel with intuitive reflections on both life and death, as seen through the life of the main character, Macabea. The story is narrated by Rodrigo S.M., and although Rodrigo attempts to maintain a neutral stance, he is often conflicted by his own perceptions and feelings....   [tags: Clarice Lispector The Hour of the Star Essays] 1818 words
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The Importance of the Setting in a Story - ... By using discreet details, Shirley Jackson is able to foreshadow the sinful end with the use of the setting. In Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour," the setting is very significant in the development of the story. The story took place in the early 1900's when divorce was not common. Had the story taken place in today's society, the story would not have made sense as the main character could easily get a divorce. Additionally, the setting took place in the main characters home where she could be alone and think about her emotions....   [tags: influence on plot, short story examples]
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Life and Death in an Hour - From the readings I did this week, I chose the story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin to write my paper on. I picked this story because I thought it would be an interesting story to analyze. It takes something that seems to be understandable and then changes it in a way that I do not know if everyone would understand. I am going to analyze the writing by using the reader-response approach. In my analysis of the piece, I want to find the clues the Kate Chopin put in the story that showed me that things are not as they seem....   [tags: Literature]
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A Christmas Story - A Christmas Story “You’ll shoot your eye out kid, merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho.” is probably one of the most popular lines of the 1983 Christmas classic, A Christmas Story, written by Jean Shepherd. According to The State Newspaper web site, “A Christmas Story is a low budget movie about a sort of dysfunctional family.” (Bryant) It is a dysfunctional tale about a nine year old boy named Ralphie growing up in 1940’s Indiana dreaming of the perfect Christmas gift, a Red Rider 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle....   [tags: Movie Film Movies Christmas Story Essays] 720 words
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A Love Story - Daisy is sitting in the back of the bus. She is enjoying the ride and looking out the window. The bus then abruptly stops and she was thrown forward in her seat. Fred then walks on to the bus and sees, that the only seat left is the one next to Daisy.Fred sat down with a huff and he began to make himself comfortable. The bus then began to move and they were back on the road. Five minutes into the ride, Daisy was busy writing her song and then was singing the song quietly to herself. As she is singing, Fred rudely says “do you mind” to Daisy....   [tags: short story] 1957 words
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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - ... People are locked in rooms, and have no chance to maintain contact with others. Like those animals in a zoo, Jerry and other tenants live in total isolation as they are separated from one another by bars of indifference, self-sufficiency, and independence. In spite of knowing some details about the lives of other tenants, Jerry does not communicate with anyone. All of the tenants are living in their own small cages. In the apartment, Jerry lives with many other people, including a black transvestite, a Puerto-Rican family with many children, an anonymous crying woman; a front room is occupied by a totally unknown person, and, finally, the landlady seems to be all about self-interest and...   [tags: story analysis] 2305 words
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An Ironic Hour - On the surface, "The Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin is about a woman named Louise Mallard who is afflicted with a "heart condition." She is informed of the death of her husband, Brently Mallard, in a train accident. Brently Mallard's friend, Richards, confirms twice by telegram before he rushes to deliver the sad message. Her sister, Josephine, breaks the news to her in "veiled hints" and "broken sentences." At first she experiences grief, as one would expect, however she later has feelings of joy....   [tags: American Literature] 531 words
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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart - Imagine a time where every detail about your life (credit score, personality ranking, “hotness” ranking, etc.) was available to anybody around you through something similar to the present-day iPhone. Now imagine this world being reality. In Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, this idea is reality. Everybody in the world has an äppäräti, and everybody knows everything about one another. But is knowing everything about your friends and neighbors really a good thing, especially when the world around you is crumbling because of this knowledge....   [tags: story review and analysis] 1313 words
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He Told Me One Last Story - ... Families set up picnic rugs, while dogs exercised with Frisbees and balls. This park was a beloved and familiar place, with long rolls of purple carpet pathways from blooming jacaranda trees, wooden benches, and luscious green grass standing tall against the afternoon breeze. He continued on with his story, speaking quietly and voice full of mixed emotions. I couldn’t figure him out. “We did what all couples do. We grew up and had children, but every now and then we fought.” I’ve never met this old man before, yet it feels like I’ve known him forever....   [tags: short story, free writing] 556 words
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Gladwell and the 10,000 Hour Theory - ... Bill Joy is probably the least known of the three successes, but that does not mean that the co-founder of Sun Microsystems who programmed UNIX and Java isn’t considered a great success among the members of the high tech crowd. Gladwell shows interest in revealing Joy’s story because there is relation between the two in the unique opportunities they had that were necessary for their success. Joy attended one of the only universities in the country that had a time-sharing system for computers, the computer system had a bug in it that unlimited his programming time and that the computer center was open 24 hours....   [tags: Outliers book analysis] 578 words
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Sleepy Hollow: The Film and The Story - Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” was adapted into a movie titled “Sleepy Hollow” directed by Tim Burton nearly two centuries after the original publication. When the story was adapted as a film, several extensive changes were made. A short story easily read in one sitting was turned into a nearly two-hour thriller, mystery, and horror movie by incorporating new details and modifying the original version of the story. The short story relates the failed courtship of Katrina Van Tassel by Ichabod Crane....   [tags: Literary Comparison]
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Lillian Hellman's Feminist Concern in the Children's Hour - Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations That is known as the Children's Hour. <em>_</em><em>_ Henry Wadsworth. Longfellow, "The Children's Hour" And every word will have a new meaning. You think we'll be able to run away from that. Woman, child, love, lawyer -- no words that we can use in safety anymore. Sick, high-tragic people. That's what we'll be. _</em><em>_</em> Lillian Hellman, The Children's Hour While Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Children's Hour" as quoted above eulogizes the happy hour for the children to play "between dark and daylight", Lillian Hellman's play by the same name deals with a dark...   [tags: American Literature] 2617 words
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Man's Darkest Hour - ... It gave survivors hope, which is a very important concept when you are stripped of everything else. Concluding everything found in both the interviews and Night, readers are shown critical examples of how important of a role God played in a majority of the survivors. How it allowed them to withstand their torture and inhumane work environment. Another key belief which was instrumental in helping the survivors, stay alive during the Holocaust was their will to survive. When pushed to a corner and stripped of all possessions it becomes a man’s will to survive that pushes them forward....   [tags: nazi germany, holoccaust, world history] 2273 words
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The Witching Hour - The Witching Hour Title: The Witching Hour Author: Anne Rice Copyright Date: 1990 Number of Page Read: 1043 Three main elements classify the genre: Gothic, Mystery, and Romance. I classify Gothic novels as stories pertaining to a dismal atmosphere, such as Edgar Allan Poe's literature. . Lovers who unlock thirteen generation's of Mayfair family secrets and incest; discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny. Our Antagonist Michael Curry, a 48-year old Irish man who had lost himself in a world in which he had accomplished his dreams, experienced his emotional pain, and yet he felt empty....   [tags: essays research papers] 1544 words
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Sexuality in Aubrey Beardsley's Story of Venus and Tannhäuser - Sexuality in Aubrey Beardsley's Story of Venus and Tannhäuser Aubrey Beardsley wrote The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser during the fin de siècle, the end of the Victorian Era. This decadent work, following Baudelaire's credo "art for art's sake first of all," portrays sex and sexualities in a playful manner. In addition to mocking conventional Victorian moral codes, and parodying pornographic conventions, The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser also supports Foucault's idea that the Victorian Era witnessed a diffusion of sexualities....   [tags: Story of Venus and Tannhäuser Essays]
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10,000 Hour Tenacity in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - The Beatles, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, professional hockey players, and solo violinists all have one thing in common. Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Outliers”, is able to effectively link these different parties together though his “10,000 Hour Rule”. Gladwell states that, “practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing that makes you good” (42). Using rhetorical devices, Gladwell effectively conveys how overall success can be spotted by historical, recurring patterns or events. Malcolm Gladwell has supported himself as a reputable author as well....   [tags: pattern of success, practice, goal]
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The Loathsome Mask has Fallen - For the sake of context, this introduction paragraph will provide the reader with what has happened in the previous episodes of Prometheus Unbound. Prometheus is shackled and tortured for three thousand years. He is with Panthea and Ione, these two Oceanides keep him company. This punishment was received with the defiance of Jupiter, King of the Gods. Prometheus created humankind and he also gave them fire. He wants to be reminded of the curse that he uttered to Jupiter, so his mother Earth tells him he must summon the Phantasm of Jupiter....   [tags: The Spirit of the Hour in Prometheus Unbound]
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Freedom In The Story Of An Hou - Freedom in &#8220;The Story of an Hour'; Mrs. Mallard&#8217;s overwhelming response of &#8220;free, free, free!'; upon hearing of her husband&#8217;s death reflects the attitude of many nineteenth century women. During this time, highly restrictive gender roles forbade women to live as they saw fit. In &#8220;The Story of an Hour'; Kate Chopin allows her audience to envision the moment that Mrs. Mallard is able to shed the bondage of marriage that was forced upon her. This was Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 982 words
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The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads - The Ghost Story of Haunted Roads The story of a haunted road in comes from a resident of the city. He is an Asian, male University sophomore. He told me the story in March at a very late hour. Among friends discussing plans to one day explore some supposedly haunted areas of the state, the storyteller spoke of a “rumor” he had heard from one of his college friends. The “late hour” previously mentioned is noteworthy since it affected the way the urban legend was told. There were four of us in a diner, eating at a time when most restaurants had been closed for hours already....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Inside Inferno by Dante Alighieri: A Story within a Story - Inferno is only a piece of a much larger story written by Dante Alighieri. The entire story is called the Divine Comedy, which is composed of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Together these three pieces tell the story of Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise; something that is easily discernible through reading the titles of each part. Dante wrote these poems somewhere around the year 1300. Originally written in what Dante referred to as Latin, there have been many different translations of his Divine Comedy....   [tags: hell, punishment, journey] 1172 words
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Kate Chopin: the Story through Setting - The time period, season, location, and surroundings of a character reveal a great deal about them. Kate Chopin's "The Story of An Hour" is an excellent example of how setting affects the reader's perception of the story. There is an enormous amount of symbolism expressed through the element of setting in this short story. So well, in fact, that words are hardly necessary to descriptively tell the story of Mrs. Mallard's hour of freedom. Analyzing the setting for "The Story of An Hour" will give a more complete understanding of the story itself....   [tags: American Literature] 718 words
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Analysis of the Theme of "the Story of an Hour" - Analysis of the central theme of "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin Marriage is a sacred, long-standing institution. However, there are times in which the relationship between a wife and her spouse is merely a master-and-slave one. Not until the 1960s did women begin to speak up their voice and require their right of freedom. In her influential work of feminism "The Story of An Hour," Kate Chopin reflects the gloomy marital status of the women in the early 1900s through the life of the protagonist, Mrs....   [tags: American Literature] 404 words
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Minority Report: From Story to Screen - Minority Report: From Story to Screen Adaptations are never carbon copies. A prime example is Philip K. Dick’s short story and Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Minority Report. The structure of the storytelling is indeed different as well as other key elements. The narrative transforms its structure into a more episodic approach when brought to the screen. Words on paper take on a new identity when brought to life on a visual basis. Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report, written in 1956, was ahead of its time....   [tags: Movies Film Comparison Contrast Essays]
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Analysis of a Story in the Newspaper - Introduction ‘News media investigate, analyze, and report to stakeholder publics on issues and event s that occur around the globe in a twenty-four-hour, 365-day news cycle’ (Richard,2007:98). Because of the way news media works, we know what is happening in the world and we can have ‘connection’ to other places. With new media arising, the information transmission process become even faster. Though new media is getting more prevalent, still, a considerable amount of people rely on one of the traditional news media – newspaper....   [tags: Media Publication]
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A Story of a Madman or a Paranoid Murderer - ... - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad” (Poe 173). According to the narrator-protagonist, nervousness is actually what is plaguing him, not “madness.” Though even if it were just nervousness, there is also the fact that he is a murderer, which suggests he is, at least a little, mentally unstable. The narrator admits that there is no logical reason for this murder to take place, and suddenly remembers what the cause was, the old man’s eye: “He had never wronged me....   [tags: Egar Allan Poe, The Tell Tale Heart] 1316 words
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The Story of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew - In Matthew 24:43–25:13, it gives us a story of Jesus. We see Jesus painted as a thief in the night and as a bridegroom, both being mirrored images of Jesus as the returning King. The central message in both stories is to watch and be ready, because the day and hour of His coming are unknown. In Matthew 24:43-51, it gives a parable of two slaves, one whom is a wise and faithful servant, found caring for the master’s household (God’s people). The other is an evil servant whom beats the other slaves, lives among the world, and commits worldly acts....   [tags: interpretation project, Biblical studies] 636 words
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Short Story: Collide and Fall - ... Every day, Chad would notice the small things about her, all these little things is what made Chad fall for Sophia every day. Over the course of the next 2 months, they met every day at his house. They would work on their homework together, then Chad would cook her something and they would talk about life. This was their routine every day, he helped her in every little way possible. Sophia was genuinely happy, that was until her results came in. “Sophia Smith, I’m sorry to let you know but due to your depression, your brain is causing all your major organs to shut down....   [tags: personal narrative] 877 words
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Short Story of Rei's Death - ... Breanna grimaced. “Is there another way to do this?” “After a while I won't need to make direct contact. But for now, unless you want to try the optic method, which you mentioned before made you even more uncomfortable—” “Okay, just get on with it. I don't need a scientific explanation, just an answer.” “Goodness, you would think I was imposing on you,” he grumbled, tightening his hold on her head. His fingertips were like pennies that had been sitting by a fire too long and had begun to get soft....   [tags: personal narrative] 593 words
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The Story Teller Rewrite - ... A few minutes later, we boarded the plane and waited eagerly to see where the flight would take us. For the first five to ten minutes, John and I were overflowing with energy, but as the flight went on we began to get extremely bored. As we thought thru things we could do, John came up with a great idea. When we were babies and would spend the night at her house, she would always tell us stories. So we looked at her and asked for a story. Our aunt look less than excited, but sighed and began a story....   [tags: personal narrative] 617 words
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Short Story: The Birthday - ... The heroin she’s taking is making her age, and it’s ironic although she might not realize because she’s a heroine for taking such strain, her life was planned for the better but came out for the worse, she often likes to believe that her mother knows her situation and she’s coming to save her, or maybe she’s already in London and she’ll find her picture plastered to some lamp, but she’s too smart, she knows the depths of reality. Her mind now is made up, she realizes that no makeup can hide her injuries, she walks through the doors of the Hospital and makes a query at the front desk, after some brief conversation a nurse arrives and takes her off to one of the doctors so she can get her...   [tags: milecivic, rape, birthday card] 717 words
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Watching the Story Unfold - Whether it is finding out “who shot J.R.” on Dallas or how Dr. Doug Ross will leave County General on E.R. it is the serialized storytelling format that has continually grasped the attention of television viewers around the world. What is it about these shows that keep viewers coming back for more. This essay will be answering that question and more by taking a look at how serialized stories came to be, and more importantly what shows made it the success that it has become in television. This will be done by looking at where the genera has gone, what struggles it has faced, and will finish with a look towards the future to see where the genera is headed....   [tags: Television Series]
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The Ninwocka: Adam's Story - “Master, our engines have failed,” yelled Ninwocka B-23, “We are currently falling towards the main populous center of Sol 3. What should we do?” After a few seconds, the shrill voice of the master filled B-23's ears. “Try to crash in a city. Then, kill all sentient beings that reside there. We will send a mono-pod to collect you and any loot you find there.” B-23 readjusted his trajectory course. The city was still asleep as the ship crashed into a small island in the largest sea of the planet, which, to its residents, was known as earth....   [tags: science fiction, ] 925 words
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The Jonas Fletcher Story - ... “I know this looks bad, but we should give them opportunity to fix this,” said Henchmen 12. One by one all the henchmen stand up and leave the room. “Wow, I can't believe that worked,” Jonas says. “Well don’t wait; it's not long before they'll figure out everything.” They leave and go to the control room and stare at the map for a few tense moments. “You have to call him. Call him for help or risk a mutiny.” ” Webb says to Jonas, breaking the silence. “I was seriously hoping to avoid that....   [tags: short recount] 2131 words
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Story OF A Lion - Night of the Lion One dark night Jim, Jake, and their little brother Adam decided to stay home to watch the Haley’s Comet fly over. The news stations had been airing story, after story about the rarity of the comet’s pass over the sky’s and it seemed to them that to not watch it would be completely stupid. Little did they know that this night was not going to be a fun filled night instead the worst night of their lives. Jim and Jake are 18 year-old fraternal twins that were inseparable and loved life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1237 words
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Story of an Immigrant - Story of an Immigrant The focus of this paper is Shimma. His tribal home is in Sudan. He is believed to be 21 and has resided as a refugee in the USA since August 2001. He is known as a “Lost Boy of Sudan.” I met Shimma while shopping at Wal-Mart in central Phoenix. I had been fascinated by the reports of the Lost Boys that I had heard on TV and read in the newspapers. I knew that some of the Lost Boys were being relocated to Phoenix and hoped to meet some of them along the way on my travels through out Phoenix....   [tags: Sudan Lost Boys Immigration Essays Papers] 1760 words
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The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society - The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society Many books have been written about women and their problems in life. "The Hours" is not just about women, It is a novel about life. It is about contemporary American society. "The Hours is about passion, depression, obsession and especially the ways women are shaped ,hindered and occasionally even inspired by masculine structures and expectations that engulf them"(1) It is a story that tells us how the behavior of mother can affect the life of a child....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays] 466 words
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Coming of Aage and Love in the Story Araby - Love often times is one of the strongest motivators. Love can inspire acts of extreme bravery, crush one’s heart, and can even force a person to move on and grow up. In this novel, Araby is a bazaar that conveyed an ill-assorted blend of pseudo-Eastern romanticism and blatant commercialism. For one shilling, as the advertisement put it, one could visit "Araby in Dublin" and at the same time aid the Jervis Street Hospital (Stone). What does love have to do with a foreign bazaar. In the short story a young boy secretly falls in love with a girl and promises to bring her a gift from Araby....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Coming of Age]
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Cinderella's Reality Story - Many people know her as a princess who is sitting in house where her step-mother and her two step-sisters abused her. One day, she went to the ball from the help of her fairy godmother. The prince fell in love with her of her talents. In reality, she was mostly not have survived. In reality, this is Cinderella’s story. Cinderella was an ordinary girl who lived with her step-mother and step-mother. They lived in London. She was abused at home a lot and at school too because her step-sisters always embarrasses her....   [tags: a modern twist on a classic fairy tale] 935 words
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A Villain and a Heroine. A story told in rhyme. - The blush of love's awakening as hearts are intertwined. What shall this Ever After bring. A bridal veil, a golden ring. But Fate is such a fickle thing when love is on the line. Our tale unfolds beneath the boughs of ancient woodland glade, where night-wind stirs the restless leaves and moonlight-dappled shade as shards of crystal, deadly, gleaming, weave the threads of magic's seeming. Caught within this web of Dreaming sleeps the spellbound maid. A chamber of immensity immersed in candlelight, bedecked in glowing tapestry and hung with streamer bright....   [tags: Poetry] 724 words
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Recounting the Story of The Battle of Iwo Jima - ... The two Divisions represented four assault regiments and they were to take control of specific beachheads. Sweeping east and then north, securing the airfields in order (Airfields One, Two, and the one under construction). One division would split itself and take Mount Suribachi and the other would sweep northeast flushing out the remaining Japanese fighting force. The 3rd Marine division was to stay in reserve but after the fifth day of battle, fighting was fierce and they had to push the 3rd Marine division forward....   [tags: land, bombers, marines] 1110 words
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Titanic - Story - Titanic - Story Hello, my name is Richard Peterson, I am travelling first class, on the Titanic from Ireland, I am moving to New York because I want to make something out of my deep interest in motorcars. I am travelling with my Wife - Mary, Mum - Jean, and brother - John. On the evening of 11th April 1912 at about 11 O'clock I was having a cup of tea with my wife in our cabin when we felt a rather large shudder. We didn't think much of it at the time as we thought that is could have been anything....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 552 words
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The Use of Force, A Story of Guilt - The Use of Force, A Story of Guilt "The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams is a window into one doctor's guilt over the negligent loss of a child patient. This story focuses on the disillusionment caused by his self-pity and guilt. The doctor's guilt triggers a fanciful illusion of "The Use of Force" that gives him giddy delight in his envisioned torture of the young, beautiful girl. His disgust for her uneducated, immigrant parents and their poor, humble surroundings only heighten this image....   [tags: American Literature William Carlos Williams] 770 words
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The Story of Chris Smith the Vampire - The Story of Chris Smith the Vampire It was a perfectly normal cold, wet winter's day as Chris a polite and co-operative businessman drove his car home from a hard day at work. Chris was seen as a likeable guy, not married, but still a nice guy. Chris was relieved at the sight of his house, he just wanted to get home and watch Television. He parked his new Lotus Elise in his garage and slowly walked in with a satisfied grin on his face....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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The Story of Hamlet in Hamlet - The Story of Hamlet in Hamlet         Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet has one outstanding character, namely the protagonist Hamlet. His character is so complex that this essay will scarcely present an adequate portrayal of his character.   John Russell Brown in “Soliloquies and Other Wordplay Let the Audience Share Some of Hamlet’s Thoughts” explains the interplay of dialogue, soliloquies and narrative in Hamlet’s role:   By any reckoning Hamlet is one of the most complex of Shakespeare’s characters, and a series of soliloquies is only one of the means which encourage the audience to enter imaginatively into his very personal and frightening predicament....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]
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A Freaky Story - Original Writing - A Freaky Story - Original Writing I was sitting in my room doing nothing. There was silence in the whole house. I was alone at home. There was a faint ‘thump, thump’ coming from somewhere downstairs as if someone was walking on the floorboards. I ignored it thinking it was the tick-tock of the clock. I was too tired and bored to think of anything at the moment. My mind was blank. I would have gone over to a friend’s place but I wasn’t allowed out of the house until my parents and my sister came back....   [tags: Papers] 750 words
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The Phone Call - Short Story - The Phone Call - Short Story She ran, not knowing where she was heading. The only thoughts in her head at that time were "Must run. Must keep going. Can't stop!" She was starting to regret eating the snack earlier. As she hardly ate a thing, the tiniest morsel of food could seem like she had eaten a three course meal. But if she had known before about what was going to happen she would have lost her minute appetite. But she couldn't have known it was going to go pear-shaped, could she....   [tags: Papers] 1606 words
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A Horror Story - Original Writing - A Horror Story - Original Writing It was a windy night. John was home alone,because,his Mom and Dad had gone out to dinner.John was doing his homework,because,he was bored. After a half an hour John rang his girlfriend up.He asked her to come over and bring her girlfriends with her,because,his friends are coming too.His girlfriend(Mary) said; 'okey,I'll come and I will bring my friends with me too'.What Mary did not know was that John had an plan.Not just a plan but an evil plan....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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The Story of Elizabeth- Personal Narrative - The Story of Elizabeth- Personal Narrative In 1987, when I was 5, I discovered television commercials. I would watch television for hours, and every time a new toy would be advertised I would run to my mother. "Mommy. Mommy. I want that!" I would tell her. I always received the same response. "Maybe Santa will bring you one." One day, shortly after preschool, I was watching my favorite show, when a commercial came on for a doll. The commercial showed little cartoon babies sleeping between cabbages....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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A Storm Story - Original Writing - A Storm Story - Original Writing Usually I could have cared less about a the arrival of a hurricane. Many had come and gone causing little damage in their wake. This one though, with winds traveling upwards to one hundred and forty miles per hour, proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Hurricane Jeff had left a devastating path of destruction every where it went and made everyone fearful. It was large and it moved extremely slow, as if to relish its work. Many were killed so far and hundreds were still missing ....   [tags: Papers] 712 words
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A Small, Good Thing A Short Story by Raymound Carver - Ingrained within the American identity is a restless spirit that is never content to be defined by the same terms for too long. Yet the things Americans value remain the same, evidenced by the titles they strive so hard to attain—husband, wife, mother, father. These titles represent who Americans are as much as what they are. They are the roles that give Americans purpose and meaning. The defining aspect of Raymond Carver's short story, “A Small, Good Thing,” is the fact that its characters are undeniably American....   [tags: blue-collar american, sorrow, mind set]
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Bank Robbery - Short Story - Bank Robbery - Short Story Ned now decided to be an outlaw in earnest. To maintain supplies of arms and food he needed money, so he decided to rob a bank. He chose a bank at Euroa and decided that the right moment for a robbery would be when the court was in session. He reasoned that few people would be in the streets on a mid-summer afternoon, when most would either be at home or in the courthouse. He had also found that there was only one foot constable stationed at Euroa to protect the bank, post office, railway station, two or three hotels, and all the stores....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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