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    West Englewood Narrative

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    bright and colourful graffiti of sayings and images, which I didn’t understand at the time. When night came, Englewood was almost non-existent submerged in darkness with signs of light through the flickering street lamps. Many residents locked their doors and stayed at home, afraid of the evil the dark brought. Amongst this, I was born. I was born on 31st of December 1984 at exactly 11:59 pm, my mother died immediately after my birth. I was named after the notorious ‘ Baby Face Nelson’- Papa said, “even though Nelson was part of “the Crackers”, he had done enough crime to be considered part of us, the “Niggers”. After Mama died, there were only three of us left: me, Daniel and Papa. Papa was the wingman to the infamous “ Kevin “, whatever Kevin said Papa was known to do. Together they controlled the gang, “ Black P Stoners”. There were almost 40…

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    were unemployed and unable to care for their families, and banks were failing. With his criminal and Navy records and a failed marriage, prospects were slim for a legitimate future. On the contrary, criminal life was booming. During this time, many gangsters were making a name for themselves and showing how profitable crime could be. Al Capone had already showed the world how well crime paid off; but unlike Capone’s syndicate, which was highly organized, the new era of gangsters was willing to…

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    “I got a code 2 i repeat code 2 Public enemy no. 1 pretty boy floyd is in sight, engage in cousion.”..... Charles Arthur “pretty boy” Floyd was a criminal who was always on the run. Charles Floyd and Antigone are alike because they both disobeyed laws for a cause they believed in. Antigone buried her brother because she thought it was the right thing to do, and Pretty boy stole from banks and gave back to the poor because the banks were stealing from the poor from the start. (Pretty Boy Floyd) …

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    two escapes from highly guarded prisons, various bank robberies, and several high-speed shooting sprees, John Dillinger met his end in our very own Lincoln Park, bringing great satisfaction to the FBI. The movie Public Enemies focuses on the creation of the modern Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the search for the infamous Chicago gangster as he travels from Indiana to Chicago throughout 1933, trying to dodge his inevitable fate. Most of the United States was deep into the Great Depression at…

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    characters are at the immediate forefront of the scene because the entire background is covered by smoke (however, from further researching it is also because they were not able to use a real plane at night). Once Rick says that Victor and Ilsa will be using the visas, the camera cuts to and pushes in on Rick and Ilsa, where the real drama is about to take place. The background music follows the conversation throughout the scene, going strong when the dialogue gets heavy, and even has a romantic…

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    Zealand, on 13 April 1967. My father was a Christchurch businessman, and my mother was from a farm roughly 30 miles from the city. Both sides of the family had immigrated to New Zealand from the UK and Ireland in the mid 1800s. During my early childhood I spent a great deal of time on the farm, and only wanted to grow up to be a farmer. My family moved away from Christchurch in 1970 to the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island. Invercargill is a small city existing largely to serve the…

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    Cloud Lake: A Short Story

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    A place one could only get to by flying, and a place very few knew about. It was special to the three of them, and they liked to think that it was their own special place. Cloud Lake was on a floating island, the largest of eleven floating islands, in Distira. The island itself did not have a name, but the lake on it had a name. The Lake was made of water, but it flowed off of the island in a stream that turned into clouds. Thus, Cloud Lake. Some of the animals were crystal, others were…

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    Intro In the mid 1600s to early 1800s, the Rococo fashion was very popular(think Marie Antoinette). It, of course, like many other fashion trends, faded away. Then, in the mid 1800s to early 1900s, the Victorian fashion style was big(think the movie Belle). These two styles are very similar, given that the Victorian style is styled after the Rococo fashion, just less ribbons and frills. Of course, all good things must come to an end. Well, usually. The next 80 years or so would bring about…

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    While over the past couple of years I have felt more comfortable speaking in front of people, I know this is a skill I really need to be good at not only for my classes but also because I am a political science major and I need to be completely comfortable speaking in front of crowds. This will also be important no matter where I end up in life because I feel that speech is so important not only to my career but just to build good relationships with the people in the world around you. I think…

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    “Shooting an Elephant”, the narrator is contradictory in his feelings, by supporting one set of people, the Burmans, but serving another, the British. The reader infers that he can’t decide who to fight for because in the text the narrator explains the treatment of the Burmans by the English, but then tells the treatment of himself by the Burmans. For example, the narrator states that the treatment of the Burman prisoners were horrible, stating that the prisoners were huddled up together in…

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