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    Phoniness, falsehood, uneasiness, tension, indecision, gray flannel aspirations, and insecurity were the defining propositions of the decade. Suburbia, American dream, and gender roles also ruled the decade. When men entered domesticity after a long absence after postwar they found it very difficult to settle down. They felt uneasiness and frustration and found it difficult to manage home, work and their very identity. The unrest in the mid-1950s was gauged by the same uneasy representation…

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    Live life to the fullest, for the future is scarce. According to Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s story “The Heyday of the Blood”, an old man takes his great-grandchild to a county fair to show him that having fun is worth the risks. One literary device in the story is a symbol, which is the Merry-Go-Round, which symbolizes life. Another literary device is situational irony, which Gran’ther showed in the story, where he’s expected to act like any other elderly person, but he acts like a reckless,…

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    Pros And Cons Of Grinch

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    5 Descriptions The Grinch's life is full of abolition. He was always trying to ruin something or abolish some type of system, in this case it was Christmas. This was probably because did not receive much approval, acceptance, or love in his life. It is seen that he didn't receive much approval, acceptance, or love because he is lonely with just a dog (this is not a bad thing, there's a lot of people in today's society that are living with just a pet), he lives on top of a mountain, and in a…

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    I) I believe that Martin does have a phobia towards the elevator. C) In the text, The Elevator, and the text, Fears and Phobias, there are many correlating links between how Martin feels and the indications of having a phobia. The Elevator reveals how Martin has an obvious discomfort in elevators, but is forced to ride it as time progresses. He has many unlikely concerns while riding, such as the elevator falling or boxing him in between the floors. He starts trying to avert this condition by…

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    Growlitho Analysis

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    Sunny is Steve’s Arcanine. Sunny was Steve’s first Pokémon. Steve grew up during the Great Depression, where many people could barely feed themselves, let alone their Pokémon (which resulted in many abandoned Pokémon who were either freed from their owners or simply left behind). Steve’s family never owned any, and didn’t have the means either, even if they wanted one. But Steve, one day, saw a small, emaciated Growlithe wandering around the allies outside his home. A sickly child himself, he…

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    Haroun and The Sea of Stories Annotations Chapter 1: The story begins describing a very sad city, one that is so sad, that it doesn’t know its name and there are glumfish. There may have been a tragic event that has happened here. I wonder what that tragic event was, or it could also be just an emptiness in life. “they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue.” There was a man who was able to ignore all of the sadness and cheer children up with his stories and his…

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    In the movie, The Wizard of Oz, based on the novel written by L. Frank Baum, the scarecrow claimed he did not have any brains, but throughout the story, we can identify that as a false statement. As Dorothy and the scarecrow were skipping along the yellow brick road, they came into a woods that contained apple trees, in which then Dorothy realizes how hungry she was from her journey. As soon as Dorothy attempted to pick an apple from the tree, the tree got very upset and started to throw apples…

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    The entire house was silent. Every light was shut off, and all inhabitants were sound asleep. The eldest son, Aiden, tossed and turned, haunting images flashing through his dreams. Stray tears fell from his eyes. A soft creak echoed through his room, startling Aiden awake. Using the back of his thumb, he brushed the tears from his cheeks. Aiden rubbed his eyes to clear his blurry vision. Another quiet creak could be heard from near Aiden’s window. He jumped, eyes widening. Aiden glanced at…

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    Angela’s Ashes Angela’s Ashes is a memoir written by Irish author Frank McCourt. The novel opens up with a description of how his mother and father met and wed. He’s mother Angela and father Malachy met in Brooklyn, New York. They soon got married when Angela got pregnant with Frank. Life wasn’t easy for his parents whom faced many challenges. His dad had a drinking problem and he constantly invested he’s wages to feed he’s hunger for alcohol. While his mother struggled to make ends meat to…

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    The narrative by Jonathan Franzen called the “The Comfort Zone: Growing Up with Charlie Brown” is a correlation of his life as a ten-year-old boy, his family, and the Charlie Brown stories written by Charles Schultz. To summarize, this story talks about how Jonathan thinks and interacts with his family, schoolmates, his obsession with Charlie Brown, and the history of the comic series Peanuts. The four pages I will focus on are 628-631. The purpose of each paragraph was to introduce each…

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