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    “What if I went back to sleep for a while, and forgot all about this nonsense?”(87). The Metamorphosis, written in 1913 by the German author Franz Kafka, tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who wakes up one day turned into a giant cockroach. Throughout the story, the reader can appreciate the consequences that occur when the main character of the story goes through a transformation that subsequently disrupts the family routine. His family is now forced to make significant changes to their way of life in order to survive economically now that Gregor is unable to be the money-earner and supporter of his family. This short story is believed to be a reflection of Kafka’s life, as he also had the experience of having an abusive…

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    In the story The Metamorphosis by Kafka, a character by the name of Gregor wakes up a cockroach. But, It’s quite possible that this is not what the title of the book entails, and instead, the title of the book refers more to Gregor’s family rather than himself. The Metamorphosis was written during World War One, and a somewhat popular theme in literature was to reflect the ideals of industrialization during the turn of the century. In the book, Gregor is turned into a bug, and the whole family…

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    The Asian Giant hornet habitat is native to tropical and temperate Eastern Asia. Adult Asian hornet do digest solid protein, but they chew it into a paste to feed it to their larvae. Some of the distinctive features of this insect are that its wide black and orange body and large mandibles. The hornets skin type is like a shell. This bug could harm someone really bad. It is also in the wasp family. Here are some facts that you didn’t know. The insect could really kill someone if they were stung…

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    I’d had enough rules for a lifetime. Immature, irresponsible, vulnerable and determined to make it work, I decided to move out of my grandparent’s house and into an apartment of my own. I would be able to make my own rules and do my own thing without anybody else interfering. It didn’t quite happen like I had imagined it would. There were a lot of bumps along the way but it really turned me into the mature, responsible adult I had always wanted to be. Even though the bumps included an out of…

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    how it got to that point may be unknown, and both are disfigured and fractured. “Signifying decay and disintegration, ruins may have a creative, even provocative function” (1093). Ruins— like Samsa, may be decayed, but they have a significant meaning. The metaphor of the bug indicates that Samsa was not destroyed but, in fact he was not a perfect person. The ruin could also signify how Samsa felt trapped because he was not content with what he had and he isolated himself from everyone, even his…

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    Mealworms Response to Dark and Light Sujit Vankineni Introduction: Mealworms are baby versions of adult black beetles. Mealworms are also considered the larvae stage of the black beetles. The mealworm has a hard outer body called the exoskeleton which is used for burrowing. The mealworms shed their skins a few times as they grow in a process called molting. The mealworm has four stages of growth which include egg, larvae (the mealworm), pupa, and the adult (the black beetle). Mealworms enjoy…

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    hold similar views. Metamorphosis by Kafka, the Metamorphosis graphic novel by Kuper, and the short film Rivers and Tides narrated by Goldsworthy all mostly demonstrated negative changes. Once Gregor makes his tragic transformation into a cockroach, one of the biggest changes he suffers is that of his voice. "As if from deep inside him,…

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    Franz Kafka, in his book The Metamorphosis, writes about a young traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa, who one day wakes up to find himself turned into a large insect. The narrator, as well as the main character, don’t have a clue as to what happened, the only thing that the reader can infer is that Gregor’s state is irreversible. As the story goes on, we learn about his job, his hopes and dreams, as well as his worries. The tragic thing is that he can’t communicate with his family or those…

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    Pthirus pubis, also known as pubic lice or crab louse, is an ectoparasite, which is strictly host specific to humans. Pubic lice have three stages: egg, nymph, and adult (CDC, 2017). Pubic lice targets coarse hair at its base and normally remain on its host until it is removed, controlled, or treated. Initially, the female will lay two to three eggs, also known as nits, over the course of twenty-four hours (CDC, 2017). The nits have a whitish in color and have an oval-like structure, with an…

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    His first and most prominent mode was exemplification of the black widow. This becomes apparent through the structuring of his paragraphs, usually making a claim in the topic sentence and giving first-hand examples of the claim. He states that “[m]any widows will eat as much as possible” and then gives his example of having an “aggressive female… [that] spent several hours subduing [a cockroach], and three days consuming it” (para. 5). His example of the voraciousness of the widow depicts the…

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