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    I found Jodi Picoult’s novel, “My Sister Keeper”, to be an emotional and inspirational story. Anna Fitzgerald was created as a designer baby to be a donor for her sister Kate who was diagnosed with Leukemia. “They had me so I could save Kate. I wouldn’t be alive if Kate wasn’t sick”. When Anna turns 13, she decides that she has had enough and sues her parents for the right to her own body. This novel describes the pain and damage the arrangement caused their family and teaches the audience about the damaging nature of expectations and grief. “My Sisters Keeper” setting is a mix between present times and events from the past fourteen years. Anna Fitzgerald files a lawsuit against her parents for the right to her own body so that she will no longer have to be a donor for her sister Kate, who has had cancer nearly her whole life. Because of Kate’s failing health, Sara (Anna and Kate’s mother) insist that Anna changes her mind but trial begins. Anna takes the stand to speak and admits on the stand that Kate forced her to file the lawsuit because she believes that she will not survive another operation and die. “She’s making Anna do all this ‘because she knows she is…

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    Is there a “right” way to parent? The two stories My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult and The Glass by Jeannette Walls are the stories of two very different dysfunctional families. In My Sisters Keeper, the Fitzgerald family’s eldest daughter, Kate, is going through leukemia treatment, while their other daughter Anna, the narrator, was born to donate body parts to Kate. Kate eventually becomes tired of treatment and wishes to die but cannot tell her caring parents that, and she request that Anna…

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    My Sister Ethos

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    can instantly become simpler. Personally, my older sister is and always will be my role model. My sister has taught me and still teaches me different ways to cope the the burdens of life and how to be an independent young woman. My older sister has taught me: don’t take no for answer - if you want something you fight to get it, life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies - turn the bad into the good, and people may differ in opinions from you, but that doesn’t mean that you should stand silent.…

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    My Sister Hood Analysis

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    Sister-Hoods My mother must’ve known that her children would be great, but I’m sure all mothers make this assumption. She ensured that we were always engaged in the most character building and positively influencing activities. I am a photographer, painter, model, singer, dancer, sculptor, novelist and all that I aspire to be because my mother encouraged me to take on such advantages. It’s funny that now I can brag about having a resume at 12 because my mother not only knew the value of…

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    I ran into my room, anger filling my brain like water in a bathtub. As I furiously slammed my door shut, I heard my mother yell those dreaded words that I heard from her all the time. “Gosh! Why can't you be more like your sister?” I had been pondering this question and the meaning behind it for a long time. My mother always found a way to compare me to my twin sister. This time, she was furious that she received a higher grade on her chemistry test. As I began to reflect deeply on my life,…

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    An Essay About My Sisters

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    Growing up in a house with three sisters was a very interesting childhood for me. My parents raised all four of us and it could not have been an easy task. We were all very close in age and became the best of friends. Through the good times and bad we always stuck together. Even in school we saw each other, had the same classes, teachers, and friends. However our lives are so much different from each other 's. Yes, we all were homeschooled and yes, we all have the same family, house, and…

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    One day my sister, Susie, found out what was going on in my classroom. She took it upon herself to beat up the girls that would not leave me alone. Aunts Loretta told my sister that the only way it would stop, if I started fighting for myself. Susie fought for me all the time. She would always fight my battles. But, when adults picked on me, all she could do was hold me and tell me it was going to be okay. One day, Susie said, “The only way that these kids are going to stop picking on you is for…

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    My Sisters Keeper Analysis

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    Claire Williams August 20, 2014 English 2, B3 Halbert My Sister’s Keeper By: Jodi Picoult My sisters keeping is a heart wrenching, beautifully written, inspiring book about a cancer stricken child and her family, and their struggles, achievement, and heartbreaks. Sara and Brian Fitzgerald live in Rhode Island, with there two children, Jesse and Kate. One morning, Sara is searching for Kate and find her laying in bed with a mild fever and bruising on her spine. Sara and Brian take Kate to…

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    experience. This paper ponders the eternal bond between the protagonists in Sister Of My Heart. As a Diasporic writer Chitra Banerjee has caught the ground breaking idea in the bonds between the sisters. The author has beautifully thrown light on the lives of two women ,Anju and Sudha .Anju is the daughter of the traditional Bengal household and Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family.Suda is docile and startlingly beautiful whereas Anju is not. Despite these differences…

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    My Sister Rebecca Essay

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    My Sister Rebecca: God’s Greatest Blessing When I was seven, Mom and Dad took me to stay with my grandma. They were off to the hospital for the day we all had awaited so eagerly. This was the day I would be an only child no more. Oh how I’d longed for a sister. How wonderful it would be to play dress-up and dolls with her I thought. I hung on my grandma’s every word every time the phone rang waiting to hear the news. Finally, the call came! All I really remember my grandma saying was “I’ll let…

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