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    Her Aunt surprised, "bonjour, Cheri, how have you been? Bad girl, have not called your old Aunt in a long time". {indent}Spoke so fast poor thing could not get a word in conversation. In fluent French, "Bonjour, Aunt Viv, give me a second to answer," old woman, my foot, smiles to herself. {indent}Vivian was her mom's younger sister, two years Jenna's senior, "sorry," regretful, "busy with work and my kids,"…

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    As I gazed at my reflection on the fresh marble floor, new faces greeted me. My voice cracked with nerves as I said hello. Something about my new home gave me endless amounts of butterflies. The Guerra’s consisted of six distant cousins, my great Aunt Angelina, and her husband George. They were the wealthiest family in Venezuela, maybe that’s why my parents decided to send me off to live with them. You see, I’m the youngest of nine siblings and my mom and dad decided since they can’t give me the…

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    encounter drastic changes in perspectives and achieves a further understanding of the world formulated from cathartic experiences. In the short story “The Fall of a City”, by Aidan Nowlan, Teddy the protagonist is a dynamic character who struggles through his transition to adulthood. Living with his uncle and aunt, Teddy builds an imaginary world named Upalia, to escape from reality and spends time in the attic fighting imaginary battles. The city portrays the self-esteem that he lacks in his…

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    Ana. She was married to my uncle Beto and had 4 kids, the oldest is Lisa, then its Liliana, Araceli and the youngest is Rigo. We would always celebrate everything together. Have cook out every other weekend. All of my cousins and I would go out and play. Then when we had to move from Chicago to Texas in 2009 it was just my family and I. It was hard for both my brother and I . New school, new people, new home. We missed the city a lot and mostly our family. It was just us here, we felt lonely.…

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    Dynamic Success I am an amalgamation of my aunts an uncles and a product of there success. Success to me has been ever changing and slowly developing concept of what I think makes me happy, as a young child my ambitions were focused, riches would be my first class seat to happiness. But with multiple jobs, from making a reasonable living to part times with meager wages material was fleeting. I have a sizable measuring stick of experiences, that contributed to my current happiness. But my…

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    Auntie Saundra

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    Everybody knows her. Everybody does. That one aunt who is so annoying that walking into the room she is in seems more like a mission than a normal situation. “Oh hey little Henry!” she would always squeal to me. I can’t stand the sound of her voice, the whining just sends ice bullets down my spine. “Hi Auntie Saundra” I would say back, trying to disguise my distinct look of disgust that I had quickly painted on my face upon entering the room. Auntie Saundra is my great aunt on my mother’s side…

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    autobiography is about me a thirteen year old girl named Kelia Portis. I grew up in Alameda, California(the bay area). All of my family on my mom's side had lived there my grandma, aunts, uncles, and lots of cousins. The sad thing though is that I had to move out of California and go to Colorado. My birthday was even the day that my family and I were moving so I had a sixth birthday party before we left all of my family was there. The next morning my uncle from Colorado came to California to…

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    to stay put in Ken-tucky and let Effird go west alone, but nothing would ever change if she didn‘t take the risk. Everything she ever wanted in life lay just on the other side of fear. Sarah’s pa never provided a proper living for her and her ma. Instead of planting crops in the dirt, he spent his time studying it. As he picked up rocks and laid them in a row on a makeshift table, he fretted over the way the sun bounced off beams of light or the way they looked on the inside. Hoping for a rare…

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    Theme Essay In the novel Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Adichie illustrates the impact and role religion can have on one’s identity. In Purple Hibiscus, Adichie uses characterization and direct statements to implement the theme of religion and identity. The presence of religion in certain characters’ life strictly defines them and can affect them in a negative way. Papa Eugene is a character that embodies the extreme impact that religion can have on one’s thoughts and actions. After Kambili and…

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    inferred by the previous examples, but finally hopeful. Although this sentence is embellished— the excitement, expectation to discover all of America, it makes readers hopeful, too, that the protagonist will allow herself contentment. In this same chapter, however, America does not have the same affect on her Aunt Uju’s body through Ifemelu’s eyes. Examining the two descriptions is worthwhile, for fear comes to rest on readers and Ifemelu. On page 135 the end of the chapter reads, “And she…

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