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  • The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake By Henrik Ibsen

    Santiago says, “ When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you, and even men can turn themselves into the wind.”(152), By falling in love with Fatima and finding someone to be apart of his family, he feels like anything is possible and he is very happy because of the support and love Fatima gives him which shows when she says “...I want you to continue towards your goal… I want my husband to wander as free as the wind that shapes the dunes.”(100-1). The support she gives allows him to be optimistic and happy no matter the challenges he faces. Just like how Fatima and Santiago aren’t married yet, family friends and others who are not blood relatives can still take on the supportive roles that families provide, like emotional support to one another. Such is the case in Aimee Bender’s novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, because although George is not technically family, he backs up Rose like an older brother even when others doubt her,“But I loved George in part because he believed me; because if I stood in a cold, plain room and yelled FIRE, he would walk over and ask me why”( ). Rose is able to be honest about…

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  • The Role Of Women In My Antonia, By Willa Cather

    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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  • Being In The Library Essay

    Mildred by my side, I walk to the bookshelves, staring, grazing my hands across the leather bounds, moving side to side. All of his beloved books about that country, “The Encyclopedia Britannica, British Flowers, Birds and Beasts various histories,…

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  • Characteristics Of An Ideal Knight In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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  • Personal Narrative: Lessons Learned In My Family

    child, having rules to follow wasn’t unheard of with my family. There was always a way to behavior with friends/family, at school, at home and out in the street. Often I found myself getting into trouble because I didn 't listen and also the fact that I always found some kind of way to slipping out of having to doing something that I knew I was supposed to do. But out of all the people in my family my mom was the strictest. When expectations set high, not meaning them meant my siblings and I…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Puttingneg City Library

    After the storm was over—a full seven days and six nights of being homebound—a group of my friends and I got together outside of the Puttingneg city library after the martial law was lifted and streets cleared. The library sat on three acres of land. It had a garden and beautiful pond with gold fish. The castle shape library had four towers and many windows. The building was made of marble bricks. As you enter the front entrance, the oval double doors was made of solid bronze. James, Cindy,…

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  • Cedar Point Narrative

    My first time at Cedar Point It was June 6th, 2016, the end of my eighth-grade year at TKMS, I woke up, at 5:30, jumped out of bed, got dressed, ate, and yelled at my mom to get in the car, all by 6:20. But of course we weren’t even close to ready, and we didn’t even need to leave until 7:30. So after reluctantly going back inside, to pack a spare pair of clothes, sunscreen, and our tickets (which we almost forgot), we were finally ready to go and it was already 7:40, “MOM!!!” I yelled…

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  • Chrlynn Williams Diary Entries

    stories from the West 1920; Cherlynn Williams My life had ended and begun all in one moment. I remember the day it all happened. Thick hot tears welled up in my eyes and I screamed. My Poppa whispered “Calm down, Cherelynn, you’ll be okay.” and I refused, arching my back in the overseer’s arms. Taking a swift kick to his face, I attempted to escape to no avail. Other slaves that were stuffed in the crowded pen began to grab at the overseer’s arms. A warning shot was fired into the air and…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life In Cancun, Mexico

    wonderous idea to me. So when my parents had told us that we were going to Cancun, Mexico I had very mixed emotions about the vacation. Being in Cancun, and feeling the warmth of the Sun, I was ecstatic for. But the almost 4 hour plane ride there and back was an agonizing thought. Currently, I’m walking through the air-bridge and onto the plane while on the verge of anxiety. While we were looking for a seat I noticed little five year olds sitting down and looking as if they…

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  • The Irrecoverable Past In My Antonia

    fine” elaborated Willa Cather, while discussing her childhood to fellow writer Lewis Carroll. This statement is descriptive of a large element in Cather’s writing, especially in her novel My Antonia, where the protagonists living situation is eerily similar to the authors childhood environment. At age 9, her family moved to Nebraska where her father attempted to farm the land. Willa Cather knowingly or unknowingly inserts her experiences into the novels structure as well as its protagonists in…

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