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    The boarding house is one short story of the Dubliners collection, which was eventually published in 1914. In total there were 15 short stories, written by James Joyce. The stories are "epiphanies". A word used by Joyce to describe the sudden consciousness of the soul of something. A boarding house is a place where lodgers rent one or more rooms for one or more nights, and sometimes for longer periods. James Joyce writes in the stream of consciousness. This means that he writes down the thoughts of the characters. The use of this way of narrating is generally associated with short story writers of the 20th century. By using the stream of consciousness the writer gives the readers the feeling that they have a connection with the characters in…

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    In the “Boarding House”, Mrs. Mooney runs a boarding house that is primarily kept in business by the young men on their rise to stability. However, her business is slowly gaining a poor reputation as she is now being referred to as “The Madam”, suggesting that she is using her daughter as a sexual object to secure the residence of the men. This is not the case, however, as a result of the rumors Polly, a nineteen-year-old woman, has gained a notorious reputation due to her promiscuity. The…

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    has faced many downfalls while searching; however, that does not stop her from believing that love still exist. Her attractiveness is said to be concealed beneath her weight and “concerns of a dissatisfied life.”(1.1). Soon after Jack leaves, Mattie decides to go see Bynum Walker, a rootworker, so he can bring Jack back and bind Mattie and Jack together again. While she waits on Bynum to do his job, Mattie meets Jeremy Furlow who persuades her into making him her “man.”(1.1). However, she also…

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    like the love affair between Polly and Mr. Doran in “The Boarding House”. Often times it is seen in the simple thrills of small things such as the two children in “Barbie-Q”. The characters in both stories are in different situations but there are relatable similarities. In each situation, there is decision to be made. That decision results in either innocence lost or innocence saved. The excitement of something new never really goes away at any age. It is more played out in the wide eyes of a…

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    In the film, “Brooklyn”, Eilis’s Irish culture has a negative perspective of the world. Since the Irish are perceived with a negative stigma, they have been forced to work to prove themselves. Communication is used to show this by the way the Irish characters talk to each other and how silent they can be at times. In the boarding house, the girls are not allowed to talk about politics, religion or their lovelives at the dinner table. For many of the girls this is difficult because they have…

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    The trip is a blur of salt water, cramped spaces, and chocolate. Eleanor munches on a chocolate bar, chair reclined so far back that her back is almost parallel with the ground. Logan leaves the car, slamming his door and she jerks into a sitting position, eyes wide and alert. Logan chuckles from outside of the car, opening the passenger door for her. “Morning,” he smiles and Eleanor pokes her head outside of the car. A large, Victorian, stone house stands before them. Two figures stand…

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    The Washington Post has reported that President Trump’s aid Omarosa Manigault has found herself in the middle of an arugment with a longtime White House reporter, April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks. It is being reported that during the argument, Manigault “physically intimidated her during that argument, while in the West Wing. Ryan suggested that the intimidation by the former “Apprentice” could have caused the Secret Service to become involved. Ryan and Manigault used to be…

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    Manale’s cousin set up a meeting with a very knowledgeable woman who has worked with many different organizations. It was at this lunch meeting, and while sitting in the garden by the main entrance she heard a voice and looked up. For a moment she was in a trance. Time travelled back and forth with sweet nostalgia from over 40 years. The little girl in a boarding school recognized the young lady standing in front of her, her sister by misfortune who lost her father so young and who had walked in…

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    Boarding Schools (6-8 pgs) Although they weren’t referred to as Boarding Schools, the practice of sending children to other families or schools, so that they can learn together, is a long standing tradition. Today you can find records of this tradition in classical and modern day literature. Some of the most well-known books include Harry Potter, The Catcher and the Rye, and The Series of Unfortunate Events. If you were to journey to the UK, you would find that the tradition of sending boys away…

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    “Parenting gone wrong” is a phrase used to describe a child’s bad behaviour when he or she does something unexpected. Many call this phrase harsh because one can never control children. If children behave in a certain way later on in life it can’t be blamed on their upbringing, but does it really have nothing to do with bad parenting when a child feels abandoned and feels that they have been forced to do something they never wanted to? The story “Next term, we’ll mash you”, which is written by…

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