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    Good Neighbors By Franzen

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    The title, “Good Neighbors”, is used ironically as none of the neighbors are truly genuine. Although some of them appear to be authentic at first glance, upon further investigation, there is a flaw pushing all of them to be deceitful, rude, or mocking. Although, in the end, Franzen isn’t just writing a story about jealous neighbors who get themselves mixed up into drama. He is making a point that even in polite and close nit societies; human nature makes it almost inevitable for people to compare themselves to each other, thus leading to an intrusion of privacy as there is a need to rebuild one’s own self esteem. Through analyzing each of the main characters, it’s easy to reveal what makes them so unreliable. Seth Paulson appears to have only…

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    next to a neighbor, the concern on the qualities of a good neighbor is always a popular issue to bring about and to desire for. In my opinion, a good neighbor must be a friendly person, while at the same time, a person who is willing to offer help to you when you need the most. As an important and fundamental quality of a good neighbor, she or he must be kind and nice. Neighbors are those persons we meet in everyday life when we go in and out of building. They are usually the people we meet…

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    seatbelt, and started up his jeep as he drove towards the scene. It only took Jack five minutes to drive to the scene, thanks to Dustin for giving the address. He parked his jeep two blocks away and walked towards Dustin’s location. At the street, it was full of neighbors, officers, and paramedics. Two cop cars blocked the entrances of the street and two ambulances and another cop car were parked nearby a house. Dustin managed to get some good pictures of an officer and a person with blood all…

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    love with him and meant her vowels “through thick and then” just turned head and looked the other way. She never could really leave him for good . He owned a motorcycle shop. Which resulted in normal weekend trips up to the blazing California desert to play with our “toys” . The scar on my ankle as a reminder don't ever ride a dirt bike with out jeans especially with your jeans half way rolled up. It was common for him to come and go a few nights with us and a night with his other. One night…

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    To be apart of The Fishtown Neighbors Association, you have to live in the neighborhood. The mission of this organization “is to serve the families and neighbors by promoting community involvement, education and safety within Fishtown” ("Fishtown Neighbors Association - Fishtown Neighbors Association," n.d.). The three focal points for Fishtown Neighbors Association are: Beautification, Zoning and Events. The beautification committee keeps the neighborhood appealing by designating specific…

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    Women for many years have been what seems to be insignificant to the world. They were the cookers, the cleaners, they stayed home with the children. On the other hand, men were the breadwinners, so strong and could control everything in their lives. In this day and age, that idea is greatly testified, and has been proven wrong in many cases. The role of women has changed only recently, but they are still trapped in this box of the ideal women. The specific books chosen to be analyzed are “The…

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    he renting a room in the house? Were these two guys close friends? Was there any intimacy between these two? I am starting to wonder can it be possible that the other male may have murdered his friend and set the home on fire to burn the evidence. Maybe there was a conflict between them that enraged the other? I would look around the home to find any other evidence, look into the bedrooms try to find any little clues. I would go house to house questioning the neighbors, did they see anything,…

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    The Great Fire Analysis

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    Excerpt from The Great Fire by Jim Murphy It was Sunday and an unusually warm evening for October eighth, so Daniel “Peg Leg” Sullivan left his stifling little house in the west side of Chicago and went to visit neighbors. One of his stops was at the shingled cottage of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. The one-legged Sullivan remembered getting to the O’Learys’ house at around eight o’clock, but left after only a few minutes because the O’Leary family was already in bed. Both Patrick and Catherine…

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    to push even a little bit farther at each turn just to get more land. At noon he realized how far he has gone as a result of his own greed, but still needs to get back to his starting position in order to keep his land. The factor he did not predict was how little energy he would have on the return home trip, compared to when he left. Tolstoy writes that Pahom was to greedy in the first half of his day, which would act negatively on Pahom and make his work harder on the way home than he actually…

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    volcano story has been running for a week. It is so bad that some of the neighbors have packed up and left. I just don’t understand. We’ve all lived just a few miles from the volcano are whole lives. Yea it may rumble and spew occasionally, but it never really erupts. Why are these people so stupid? It wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t filling the streets making traffic so much worse. It took me two hours to get home from work today. Don’t they understand that a man needs a little…

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