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  • Coming Of Age Essay

    Coming of age texts teach us that to grow up is to face unexpected and unknown obstacles that prepare us for adulthood. These texts teach us that growing up means taking responsibility and making choices that will change our lives forever. The coming of age novels I’ll Be There and The Giver both explore this idea, showing Jonas and Sam’s transition from childhood to adulthood. The central idea of both these texts is that through this coming of age journey all the experiences, choices, and…

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  • Edward Kennedy: Duke Ellington

    Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. His parents are James Edward and Daisy Ellington. Ellington’s Father was methodist while his mother was baptist. Thus Ellington’s upbringing had many religious influences on the household and his childhood. As a child Ellington was very artistic and many people noticed. Duke Ellington parents were both talented and musical. Ellington rejected an art scholarship and instead decided to devote his time to his first…

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  • The Giver Symbolism

    Authors often use symbolism to give their writing a new level meaning. There is a self-evident, literal meaning. This one is just straight forward from the writing. Then there is the meaning, which doesn’t stand out and is hidden. This way of writing creates a interest throughout the reader, and shows the significance of the characters and objects in the book. The theme of a story is what the writing reflects as the message. Theme is also the hidden message in the writing. Symbolism helps the…

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  • Summary: The Giver

    One man’s utopia is another man’s dystopia is a great quote that goes hand in hand with the topic of Jonas’ world being superior or inferior to our world. This novel by Lois Lowry titled The Giver follows a boy named Jonas who lives in a world that has resorted to sameness. Emotional pain, war, colors, and weather are a portion of the things that have been dispensed just to name a few, they rolled out these improvements keeping in mind the end goal to dispose of differences so that everybody can…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Definition Of Success

    Half way back my muscles were burning and my thoughts started to think “Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, come on swim like Michael Phelps!” I reached and hit the wall with a time of 38 seconds! I got third which means I medaled! I took home a bronze medal that day, I had gone from sixth place to third place. I went home feeling achieved! I can relate to the poem, “ Success is counted sweetest” by Emily Dickinson. Katie Ledecky and I share one major thing in common, we both rely on our Catholic…

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  • The Giver Perfect Society

    What do you think a perfect society is like? People across the world have spent ages trying to build a utopian society. The Giver, written by Lois Lowry is a story about a boy named Jonas who found out he had a special role in his society. At the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas gets selected to be the Receiver of Memory, which is the most important job. Jonas meets the previous Receiver Of Memory, now called Giver, who provides Jonas with memories of all sort; pain, happiness, sorrow, and death. As he…

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  • Authentic Heroism Definition

    Authentic Heroism The word “hero” has become highly overused. Athletes, actors, musicians, and even reality TV stars are considered modern heros. The qualification of a hero has evolved from sacrifice and selflessness, to good-looks and the amount of points scored in a game. The actual definition of the word “hero” has not physically changed in the dictionary, however the meaning and qualification behind the famous word has been diluted and downgraded. A genuine hero qualifies someone who…

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  • The Giver Memory Analysis

    Memories in “The Giver” Imagine being in a world where everything is the same. There is no color, and you are barely allowed any free thought. Then, at twelve, you get chosen to receive all of the memories in the past. This is what is is like for Jonas in “The Giver.” He is chosen to receive all the memories of the past. Knowing the past gives you lots of power, but with great power comes greater responsibilities, which makes the Theme all about memories. The author was trying to convey a…

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  • Similarities Between The Giver By Lois Lowry

    “A utopia is nothing more than a truth that the world is not yet ready to hear” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand. In The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas's society and ours are different and similar. The differences include the careers people choose and the personality and character differences of one another. As the similarity, both utopias have the gaining of more responsibilities. In everyday life, we aren’t able to attain a utopia because people aren’t willing to sacrifice freedom, while in Jonas’s…

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  • Compare And Contrast A Worn Path And Still I Rise

    Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” written in third person and Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” written in first person are two different works of literature. Though they may be two different works of genre and literature; they are very similar in many different aspects of the theme, as for example they both share the same theme and a gripping way to capture the audience. Eudora Welty 's "A Worn Path" is the account of Phoenix Jackson; cheerful, decided voyage. Conquering each hindrance and diversion in…

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