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    I grew up in Dupree in an old white and yellow trailer house near Main Street. I lived there for five years until I have moved out in the country. I lived out in the country for a year and a half roughly. I moved back into Dupree in a tan trailer house near the school for six years until my grandmother got a new white trailer house. I am currently living there since seventh grade. The places I went to hang around was Pioneer Hall when I was living in an old white and yellow trailer house. I also hung around Harry’s Hall, I was involved with breaking the window in Harry’s Hall; it was a blur when I try to remember who broke the window; so I believed it was me but it wasn’t, it was a different kid from my childhood. There was an incident where…

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    My Antonia Analysis Essay

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    In the novel, My Antonia, is an upcoming of age story told from the eyes of Jim Burden. Jim reflects back on his childhood and remembers his dear friend Antonia. Willa Cather uses Jim as the narrative so he can relate the themes such female inequality, the immigrant experiences, and agriculture and farming. Female inequality was not something that Willa Cather had, but she added it in this novel to where women were actually seen as the strongest and the mean were the weakest. Willa Cather…

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    The Liar's Club Analysis

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    Lubbock One of the biggest connections I made throughout the book, The Liar's Club by Mary Karr, was through the city Lubbock, in Texas. Mary Karr's (the author's and narrator's) grandmother lived there until she died while staying at their house. I was deeply connected by this because I was born in Lubbock and lived there until I moved to California at the age of 7. Lubbock has always been my favorite place because of the traditions and memories it carries. The first tradition that…

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    Summary Of My Antonia

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    The book My Antonia is written by Willa Cather. Willa Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for more than fifteen books. Cather was said to be one of the most remarkable writers in America during the early twentieth century. The story of My Antonia is set on the wide open plains of Nebraska. The story takes place in the late 1880s to the 1920s. The setting of how the characters are traveling by train, using horse and wagon to travel around gives the reader a pretty good idea that this was set in early…

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    In Willa Cather’s novel entitled My Antonia, she writes about several female characters that, in essence, challenge the stereotypical women’s role in a male-dominated society during the early 1900s. In Trifles, a play written by Susan Glaspell, she depicts her female characters as crafty and bright and not simply inferior intellectually to their male counterparts. Upon closer examination of these two pieces of work, Cather and Glaspell demonstrate that these female characters defy the existing…

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    big move from New York to Texas. The house we lived in was my childhood home and my husband and I shared it for fifteen years together. This was not going to be an easy task. Our first hurdle was preparing for this huge adventure. Secondly, we needed to drive both cars down. That meant that we would not have the other person to take over driving when our eyelids became as heavy as weights over our eyes. Finally, we would need to settle into this strange new world. My husband’s family is…

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    Growing up in my childhood, I never really made a lot of friends. In my early years of education, I was very sociable, but to my dismay, people just didn’t seem the friendly type. I never really did feel safe in the school district. That being said, there was only one place that I would always go to relax and get the stress of my mind, and that would be my humble abode, my home. Because I walked to school on a regular basis, I always knew where to go, even during the renovations. I mean, I could…

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    This selection was written to describe the conditions of tenement houses, overcrowded slums that filled New York City during the late 1900’s. The first sentence of this selection states, “The first tenement New York knew bore the mark of Cain from its birth, though a generation passed before the writing was deciphered.” The author means that tenement houses were “cursed,” or were terrible creations from the very beginning, but this was ignored and not tended to for a long time. The owners of…

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    So I work for my dad in a family business we deal with pinball machines, slot machines, and restored arcade games such as Pac man. So on a day over the summer, I was hanging out with my friend Tyler fixing our cars and such. We went inside covered in grease when my dad came and talked to us about how he just received a call from a lady in Dayton. And that she had a broken Pac man machine that she wanted to get rid of. She said it had been damaged, but was still intact. This was a good deal for…

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    Immigrants In America

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    economic supply and demand as well as the seasonal weather. Other jobs that were more skilled, such as bakers and carpenters earned around nine dollars per week. Working in domestic work, as a waiter or bartender, earned them not much more than an unskilled laborer (five dollars per week). Working such low paying jobs made it difficult for immigrants to pay the cost of living and feed their families. This forced immigrants of all ethnic backgrounds to live in tenement houses. These houses…

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