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    . The typical common reader is someone who has the symbolic complex. A common reader may be a person who limits themselves to what is in the text. In Percy’s essay, he talks about the work of the symbolic complex. When he mentioned the symbolic complex that is likely to be the common reader. Someone who just views what is in front of them and may not look into the meaning of the text that is being read. This is exactly like the regular vacationer Percy discusses in his essay. This individual is not liable to remove the huge importance of the content or the underlining meaning the author is attempting to explain, much like the basic vacationer missing the genuine excellence of the Grand Canyon. It is likely that the common reader does not scrutinize the content. They do not take into consideration how things associate and how these associations can get you to the writers underlining purpose of the essay. Reading Percy’s essay as a common reader I saw the title as it was written: “The loss of the Creature” being an actual weird creature. When he gives the example, a man in Boston who decides to spend his vacation at the Grand Canyon. He visits his travel bureau, looks at the folder, signed up for a two-week tour. He and his family take the tour,…

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    Once I reached to the Commons, it was quite crowded and quite obvious that this was the place where all of the cliques and groups of Portage High School enjoyed hanging out. I trotted around talking to people hoping to make friends. Many people gave me a lot of funny looks and rejected me as I attempted to include myself in their groups. However, I was lucky enough that the theater kids accepted me as I was and even asked me to sit with them at lunch. I could not believe that I already had made…

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    In this situation there is a lot of power given to each individual who shares the common land. Because they all want to maximize their own profits it is up to each person to share the commons fairly. If a group of people from a different country, race, or ethnicity from the people who originally shared the commons joined the community a lot of prejudice towards that person may occur. This type of prejudice can be similar to the kind that Ta-Nehisi Coates experienced in his book “Between the…

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    Rousseau On Humanism

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    much in order to secure him or herself. For example, if the common area is a pond, one may catch too many fish to ensure a meal for an entire month so that he or she may survive. This creates a selfishness in society, generating a cycle of these three events. According to Rousseau humans have the ability to either be the selfish individual or not associate him or herself with these negative actions. Animals do not have any idea, and will take as much fish from the pond as necessary to feed its…

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    the Commoners Wat Tyler’s Rebellion was written after 1381 by an anonymous author to persuade the readers that King Richard II did not deserve the loyalty and devotion put forth by the commons. The author provides the reader with a chronicle of the peasant’s revolt in which he presents the commons’ reasons for revolting and how the King reacts to each interaction with the commons. The peasants are portrayed as justified in their actions, while the King is portrayed as a leader with no…

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    Archetypes Essay

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    analyzes symbols and characters to find a deeper meaning that is beneath the surface (Gillespie “Finding Mythic” 58).Carl Jung introduced this literary criticism. Carl Jung believed that all individuals share an “ collective unconscious”(Golden).This meant that there is a common thought between all humans that lies below a person's unconscious mind. Mythological critics view literary works in the broader context of work sharing a similar pattern. Archetypes are a symbol that occurs often enough…

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    poem as a picture. It is common in Bishop 's poems for her to use a certain style of writing out of habit as it is common in more than one piece, but sometimes that habit seems to creep toward an obsession. With some of Bishop’s poems, it is nice to use these words as a paintbrush on an easel, but for most of her work, it becomes more of a hindrance than a helpful tool. If Bishop had the power to keep her thoughts in control and not let her painting flow free by using words that told her tale…

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    Rhetoric: This common english term has been used since the beginning of civilizations and the developments of languages. Rhetoric is the use of words and public speaking to persuade and change the thoughts of the listeners. There are three common techniques many people use when applying rhetoric to their writing or speech. They are logos, ethos, and pathos. Logos has to do with statements more fact based, while ethos applies to people’s ethics and values. Pathos is the hardest technique of…

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    One of the most if not the most important factors to consider when writing your autobiography is relevance to the reader, or will the reader care about a particular story or sentiment you’re writing about. Failure to consider what the reader cares about has historically been the bane of many aspiring writers attempting to construct a quality autobiography. Let’s look at two case studies from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, to demonstrate what to do, what not to do, and how to determine relevance…

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    English Diagnostic Essay Adam B. Summers wrote a persuasive editorial, “Bag Ban Bad for freedom and Environment,” using many persuasive details to make his argument. Summers is able to appeal and relate to his audience. The different tactics that Summers uses is rallying pronouns, hard, cold facts, and extensive support and diction. The author writes about how banning plastic bags is hurtful to the world and economy in many ways. With deliberate thought, Summers chooses words like “us” or…

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