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  • The Great Gatsby Persuasion Literary Devices

    Foreword Before delving into the prescribed analysis as required by this assignment, I feel it necessary to provide some background as to why I chose this song as I could have seemingly chosen any other just as easily; however, throughout my troubled years, I found myself frequenting not only this song, but the entire album as well. In my younger years, back when i enjoyed the company of my older siblings on a daily basis before their departure to college, we all struggled in our dealings with our alcoholic, emotionally abusive father. Ironically, the broken bonds shared between my father, my siblings and I initiated the bittersweet genesis of the unbreakable bonds I am so lucky to share with each of my siblings. None, however, compare to the relationship my brother and I kindled out of the ashes of our house’s burnt and broken foundation. Despite his being five years senior, he never failed to offer the loving advice, friendship, and catharsis that only brotherly love can bring to the despondency he saw residing within me. For many years, he was the best and only friend I had. Our understanding of each other’s hardships and our deep friendship manifested itself in our frequent trips taken into the forests that lived behind our house; these journeys most often being embarked upon to escape the drunken terror that was our father. It was on the first of these many adventures that I encountered this song. Whenever there was nothing much to be said, and there frequently wasn’t…

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  • Chance Bradley Leister: A Short Story

    Chance Bradley Leister was the kind of person every single member in our family wanted to be. He was every one of my cousins idol as children and even to this day. He was always there for anyone that ever needed someone and he always kept his word. Not a single person could stay mad at Chance. He was just an uplifting person that could make your whole day in a heartbeat. He has memories with so many people it’s unbelievable. Chance and I would stay up night after night just playing with legos…

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  • Personal Narrative: Moving To Phoenix, Arizona

    It was a cold and snowy day outside when it all began. January 14, 2014; the day that my parents had officially decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona from Detroit, Michigan. This is the day a lot changed in my life. My parents made this decision for a few different reasons. However, the main reason was my eight year old sister, Abigail, who had a terrible case of asthma. Once winter began, she would always start getting sick and occasionally she would even have to spend nights at the hospital.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Vigilantism

    C.J Butcher Lydia Vigilantism There has always been a debate between pro and con vigilantism and will most likely always be. When the police officers aren 't able to get to the scene in time and someone is in danger what would you chose to do? Even though in some situations self defense is okay, things may get out of hand and worse damage may happen. Self defense in certain situations is the right choice. No matter how many time the cops are able to make it to the scene before anyone gets…

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  • Book Summary Of Too Many Tamales In The Book

    Lucy would spend the night with her grandmother twice a month. Mama Provi would read bedtime stories to Lucy and they would cook breakfast in the morning, but when Lucy came down with chicken pox she could not visit her grandmother downstairs. Nevertheless Mama Provi decides to take pot of arroz con pollo(the best rice with chicken) upstairs to Lucy. Mama Provi always took the stairs from the bottom of the complex to the top of the 8th floor, but along the way Mama Provi smelled delicious scents…

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  • Descriptive Essay On Puerto Rico

    for the meat is the marinade which include a special blend of salts, herbs and spices. Another Puerto Rican meat choice are pork chops, chuletas, which is prepared in the same way as the roasted chicken. The key of this famous plate is to cook them slowly so they are juicy. Once cooked, they are brown and crispy on the outside. Steak with onions, bistec encebollado, is marinated for a minimum of two hours in a mixture of marinade, garlic and vinegar. After cooking them in the skillet with…

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  • Compare And Contrast Confucianism And Taoism

    was unlike any other ruler seen in various religions, because he was not very concerned, he did not preach or was not worries about the other people just himself. Even though he was very rarely concerned, emperors still looked at him as their ruler. Lao Tzu developed characters that would become essential to the Taoism religion. These included the Tao Te Ching and The Way of Its Power. The Tao Te Ching was considered the beginning of the bible of the Taoism’s religion. They believed that in…

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  • Taoism And Confucianism

    Unfortunately, he was not able to make it too far. Han-Ku recognized Lao Tzu and knew his departure would be a great loss to his country. Thus, he pleaded with Lao Tzu to write down his wisdom, now known as the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu then crossed the border and disappeared from the rest of history. Taoism, which can be considered to be a philosophy or a religion, is one of China’s oldest philosophies and religions. The meaning of Taoism is interpreted in various ways due to the diversity of the…

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  • Lao-Tzu Vs Machiavelli

    Reading the works of Machiavelli and Lao-Tzu in succession highlight how truly at opposition the messages are. Though both pieces express the desired way to govern a people, the “Tao-te Ching” speaks of peace, simplicity, and letting the universe work its will, while “The Qualities of the Prince” emphasizes the necessity for war, and the natural wickedness of men. There are no particular reasons that these two ways of thought should be in harmony, one written in the 6th century, and the other…

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  • Machiavelli And Lao-Tzu Argument Analysis

    I let go of religion, and people become serene. I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as grass. (211) This section of the Tao-te Ching reflects on the ideas that Lao-tzu believes to be most detrimental to a Master’s successful society. In contrast, however, Machiavelli believes that a prince should be assumed to, upon being seen and experienced, full of mercy, authenticity, and kindness; but most of all, religion. All the things that Lao-Tzu believes to be…

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