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  • The Semplica Girl Diaries Analysis

    John F. Kennedy once said, “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” Our society is driven on the concept of proving who we are based on our material possessions, but ironically we just want the same thing as everyone else. We buy materialistic possessions because we want to prove that we are better than the next guy, but then we proceed to buy the same things as everyone else because we think that in order to beat them, we have to be them. “The Semplica-Girl Diaries” provides a message about how easily we feel the need to conform to society and how we let others influence our decisions. George Saunders uses the concepts of wealth and status to prove our need to conform to society and societal pressure to fit in. “The Semplica-Girl Diaries” shows how even when a working class family was given money, which they could have used to better themselves that is not what they used it for. Instead they used it for something that was ethically and morally wrong. The father let the judgment of others influence his decision as to what to do with this money that he won. He ultimately made the wrong decision without even realizing how this one act would affect not only him but also his entire family forever. As the story opens it just seems like a normal financial struggle that anyone in a middle or lower class family could relate to. The family was struggling to pay bills and having car troubles but that is what made the story relatable. Due to these financial…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Best Friend

    It all started about 20 months ago. I mean, I had to lie about it. I couldn’t tell my parents or they would never see me as their child again. They would be so mad and disappointed in me. I was hurting so bad that I decided to open myself up. Giving a cold, lifeless piece of metal control of me. Having it become my best friend. The only thing I kept close to me. I got so sad that my appetite went away. I barely ate. I was getting worse as the cuts were getting deeper and harder to hide.…

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  • Vulnerability In The TED Talk By Brene Brown

    The TED talk by Brene Brown talks is about why Vulnerability occurs and why it is also essential to feel vulnerable. At first, in her TED talk she begin with story, and her research, such an interesting subject as vulnerability. She discovers how important Vulnerability is and relates to the audience that connection is the purpose in human lives. She mentioned that it is good for People want to be able to connect to other people and people shouldn’t be feeling a shame because shame is just a…

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  • Narrative Essay On Family Dinner

    7. Family Dinner I hate family dinners. Sorry to say, it was personal. You will be bewildered and will definitely ask me “Why?” To comprehend the seriousness of this issue, let me narrate that horrible incident. Before narrating the incident, I must confess that my son is a naughty one. A couple of years ago, we went out for having dinner with my husband’s colleagues and their families. My son, who was 3 years old at that time, decided to zip down his pants and pee in an adjacent potted plant-…

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  • Essay About My Head Was Spinning All Over The Place

    shaking back and forth, ‘’Monica! Monica! Can you hear me?’’ I felt myself flat on the floor and I could feel a cold breeze touching my soft delicate skin. Why did he let go of me? Why has it gone silent? I tried to open both eyes to see what’s going on, all I see is a gun pointing straight at me but I couldn’t see who that person was but I knew he hasn’t come to help me, so I was laid flat on the floor and then I knew that it’s the end of me.... (Ding!) I ran to my phone rapidly to see the text…

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  • Good Vs. Evil In The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

    The battle between good and evil is a struggle humans are faced with every day. Just like in the real world, characters are also faced with the hard decisions of life. Some of the numerous battles the characters face in the fictional world are good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and the choice to do act or not to act. In the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the reader sees the copious struggles that many of the characters face as they meandered through their life, but once self interest…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Year Is Two-Thousand-Six

    "The year is two-thousand-six" That one simple sentence brings me back to my first grade class when I was only seven years old, where we said the date aloud every single day. The year 2006 sits as a blemish in my life however, as a memory that will not go away no matter how hard I try to forget it. The year marked many firsts for me, it was the year I board my first airplane, the year I lost my first tooth, and unfortunately, the all-too early loss of my childhood innocence. For my entire…

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  • My Childhood Stereotypes

    5 My childhood Marion summers were filled with the traditional games played by all the little kids. My sister, brothers, and I would go outside and all the neighborhood children would be outside ready to play. We would play all day until the street lights came on. All the kids would fill the street and play but we would have to move so the cars could get through. The big kids would always get to pick what we played and it would always be tag, hide and seek, or red rover. I wasn’t the best…

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  • A Deathbed Lesson For Life Analysis

    Advise should be taken with a grain of salt because someone’s advise doesn’t always fit your situation. Yet sometimes, advice doesn’t need to be taken with a grain of salt because it universally applies to everyone. Yolanda Nava was given universal advise by her mother as she describes in the article “A Deathbed Lesson for Life: It’s All in the Frijoles.” When Nava asked her mother what made her strong, her mother told her that it was all in the beans. Later, when she was making frijoles en la…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Horse, And A Mistake

    A girl, a horse, and a mistake Bam! As the door to the shed slammed, and as I walked in to feed the horse, and the chickens, as I did every morning. I noticed something different about today. I noticed that the sun was shining, the grass still with dew, and the sky a bright blue, and the wind just right. I knew right then and there that today was going to be a good day, something exciting was going to happen, which could necessarily not be a good thing for my mother, or my father. Today is the…

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