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    handle the situation, and choose to ignore it instead. This caused Conrad even more pain, because he thought he had to deal with all of his pain alone and that nobody cared about him. Conrad also experienced a great amount of guilt, because he had survived the boating accident and his brother had not. Berger tells Conrad, “kiddo, you got any idea how much energy it takes to hold the door closed like you do? That’s power. Your own personal power and nobody else’s”(Guest 100). Conrad spends so much time and energy trying to hold his emotions in, that he does not give himself any outlet. This causes Conrad to let everything spill out at once, and he loses control over himself. Expressing his emotions more frequently helps Conrad become more calm and put together. Conrad’s suicide attempt was meant to help him escape his pain, however it only resulted in causing more pain. Beth loses her oldest son, Jordan, to a boating accident. However, she also loses her other son Conrad when he becomes distant and isolated. Beth ignores her grief because she believes she is, “protecting (herself) from further grief, from any more facts of history that do not change; that cannot be changed”(Guest 34).This shows that Beth does care, but is so afraid to let herself feel the pain. Beth faces the reality that there is nothing she can do to fix the past and ease her pain, but she is not ready to overcome her grief and move on with the future yet. In Ordinary People, “people survive, endure, and…

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    In “Hamlet';, the tragedy by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the prince of Denmark withholds a great internal conflict throughout the play. As a result, Hamlet contradicts himself many times throughout out the play, which caused the unnecessary death of many others. As well as trying to be true to himself, Hamlet is an expert at acting out roles and making people falsely believe him. The roles he plays are ones in which he fakes madness to accomplish his goals. While one second Hamlet…

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    Traveling to New Worlds and Becoming a New You Kellie Elmore, a famous author, once stated, “Sometimes the only way to find yourself, is to get completely lost.” Cara Weaver’s quest throughout the novel Rising Calm, by Haley Fisher, is exactly what she needs to find herself and realize who she is meant to be. To succeed in her prophecy, Cara must be daunting and wise. She has to overcome obstacles and protect the ones she loves the most all while trying to save a world no one knows exists.…

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    “The House was Quiet and the World was Calm” describes how I feel when I am home alone. With the house to myself, I am free from the noise of the blaring T.V, constant ringing and vibrating of cell phones, and loud voices. It is then when I usually pursue activities that require quiet, usually reading or relaxing. The sense of peace that overcomes me as I am alone in the house allows for intense focus. When I am alone and reading, I can immerse myself in the text. Stevens writes the “reader…

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    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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    Crashing Waves Will Calm The Count of Monte Cristo was a well written, old timey, kind of on the verge of corney, produced movie. The characters had unique attributes and the plot was creatively constructed in a way that made the viewer think. The movie was a classic tale about an innocent man who is falsely accused and sentenced to prison. He nearly loses his mind until he meets a quirky individual who claims to be an priest. The priest and the innocent man form a friendship and the priest…

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    The Calm Before the Storm Calm. The calm before the storm. The moment before everything changes. The dark storm clouds gathered up in the distance as the sky grew darker and darker and darker. The temperatures dropped, and the air suddenly became still as though commanded by a higher power to do so. An eerie feeling swept across the entire Gulf Coast - the entire country - as people anxiously and silently waited for the coming of Katrina. August 29, 2005 - the day that changed everything.…

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    Keep Calm and Eat Cheese Smile, say cheese! According to “The Cheese Glossary”, Freezing causes most cheese to undergo a textural change. Harder cheese will turn crumbly, while softer ones might separate slightly. Such changes won 't be noticeable if you use the cheese in cooked dishes. Thaw in the refrigerator and use within a few days of defrosting” (par. 11). Somewhere, somehow the famous food is involved in a part of at least one human’s day. To many, cheese is a favorite food. In reality,…

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    Familiar with the phrase, “calm before the storm?” In the short story titled “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, this phrase holds true. It is a story of villagers in a small town and their annual tradition of having a lottery. Throughout the story, Jackson effectively uses story elements to set the “calm” and unexpectedly shock the readers with its “stormy” ending. In addition, the characters add to the plot to thicken the surprise. Therefore, “The Lottery,” with its misleading beginning and…

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    The artifact chosen for this analysis is a “keep calm” image. It is not the typical keep calm message encouraging people to stay strong and “carry on”. In fact, it is the complete opposite. The image states, “Keep Calm and Don’t Eat.” The message for women to eat less, be smaller, and do not be seen is what makes women powerless. Not only is this picture promoting anorexia, but it is also telling women what to do. Eating disorders in females have a direct correlation with their lack of power in…

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