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    Secrets and lies; they go hand in hand and need each other to survive. A secret can be defined as not disclosing information while a lie is creating false information. There are many reasons why people decide to keep a secret or tell a lie. These acts, part of human nature, are used as a source of power or as a defense mechanism. In the novel The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, the author, Kim Edwards explores the perception of secrets and lies through the life of the main character, David Henry. The death of David’s sister during his childhood causes him to keep secrets regarding the life of his daughter, eventually leading to the deterioration of his marriage as well as the relationship with his son. David Henry is introduced as a caring man who loves his wife but after the birth of his children, he makes an impulsive decision based on an emotional childhood loss, altering the foundation of the family relationships. The surprise birth of his daughter, who exhibited the telltale symptoms of Down Syndrome, leads David to have a flashback to when he lost his sister due to a heart defect. After seeing his mother emotionally traumatized, David does not want to see his wife, Norah, go through the same grief and emotional trauma that could arise. Forced with the decision to keep and raise the child or give her up in hopes of a better life, he makes the irrational decision to give the child away. David explains his rationale for sending his daughter away when he asks the nurse, “don’t…

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    Questions 1. What reaction was carried out in this lab and what reagents were used? 2. What techniques were used to purify and identify the product of the reaction? 3. Describe acid-base extraction and how it was being used in this experiment? 4. Describe recrystallization and how it was being used in this experiment? 5. Describe mixed melting point and how it was being used in this experiment? 6. What was the identity of the unknown acid? 7. What yield and percent yield were obtained?…

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    A secret or an unknown? This is the question Dana from Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones is faced with. Her father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist. His first wife, Laverne, has a daughter, and so does his second wife, Gwen. Dana and her mother, Gwen, know about the first family, but the first family does not know about them. On a Wednesday after Dana had come home from kindergarten, she presented her father with her drawings from school. The drawing she had left for the end was the picture of her…

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    On April 20, 1999 (Bernall 0) my whole life changed. My girlfriend, Cassie Bernall, was killed during the Columbine High School Shooting (Bernall 0). We had started dating a few months before it all happened. I was a senior and was just beginning to think more into the future and where I wanted to go to college, but Cassie was playing a big role in my decision as I didn’t feel that I could go without her. She had taught me that God should be the most important thing in my life and I knew she was…

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    Juan-Felipe Arias Ms. McHale AP English III September 5th 2016 A School’s Biggest Nightmare April 20th, 1999, Eric Hellis and Dylan Klebold walked into their selected High School and started to slaughter every living being in their sight. This horrendous act impacted all of America, including the author himself, David Cullen. Cullen then spends 10 years of his life writing about the massacre, putting together a New York Times bestseller named after the high school, Columbine. The overall…

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    in the heart of Mississippi during the Great Depression. They faced many difficult things that they have to grow up and mature. They have gone through tough times with Mizz Lillian Jean. Cassie has been told to behave by big ma and other people from her family. The Logan’s get bullied and harassed by white people all the time. Cassie thinks it way unfair. She doesn’t get why the white people have to treat them like that. Stacy, Cassie’s brother gets why the white people do that. He gets that…

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    The catastrophe of Cassie and the coat stealing boy caught my eye because Cassie was thoughtful and unselfish enough to help.( I like what you’re trying to do here, but it doesn’t work. State it more clearly.)This is when Cassie decides to help T.J. after all he had done; I believe that she was admirable for everything that she did but this was about friendship and kindness and those are really admirable things. Cassie had trouble in her life, being black, but she stayed strong and held on to…

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    The Courageous Acts of Cassie Logan When someone stands up to others for being unfair, that is courage. Throughout the story, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor uses Cassie Logan as an example of a young girl that must stand up for her convictions even when people are against her and her family. Cassie shows courage when she faces her rival Lillian Jean Simms, helped T.J. after what he did to her family. Cassie’s actions showed that she was a sassy, outspoken girl who loved her…

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    lives in the heart of Mississippi during the Great Depression. They faced many difficult things that they have to grow up and mature. They have gone through tough times with Mizz Lillian Jean. Cassie has been told to behave by big ma and other people from her family. The Logan’s get bullied and harassed by white people all the time. Cassie thinks it way unfair. She doesn’t get why the white people have to treat them like that. Stacy, Cassie’s brother gets why the white people do that. He…

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    This reflection paper, will explicitly describe how prejudice, and being a mentor to a transgender individual aligns with what I have so gratefully learned in ALD 600. Casey and Cassie: A True Story (Permission has been granted by, Cassie C. giving permission to tell her story only to, Dr. Elice Rogers, Associate Professor, Cleveland State University). The outcome of this narrative is so different than, Bruce and Caitlyn. Spring semester 2009, Cuyahoga Community College-Western Campus. Deaf…

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