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  • The Importance Of A True Hero In To Kill A Mockingbird

    "Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught", said JC Watts, an American politician. Yet many people seek opportunities to do what is right only when they think that someone else will view them favorably because of it; others conform to ideals they do not believe just so they can fit in with the group. A true hero is someone who always follows their…

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  • Theme Of Identity In Catcher In The Rye

    There are some different types of identity in the society. People can maintain the identity as a member of a community such as a country or religion, and the identity as an individual, or personality. Thus, the theme of identity can be argued in some ways. For example, “First Muse,” the poem written by Julia Alvarez is about the Mexican-American girl who faces the problem to have her identity as an American. The Catcher in the Rye, the novel written by J. D. Salinger, is also based on the…

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  • Themes In The Gift Of The Magi

    A gift has to come from the heart and have value. Not of how much it cost but, of how important is it to you. The theme of a story is a general statement that goes beyond the storyline. The theme of “ The Gift Of the Magi,” written by O. Henry is that love is the greatest gift of all. They show this theme by showing how much they do to make each other happy. Della cuts her hair to buy Jim a present for Christmas. She only had one dollar and eighty- seven cents. Della asked a lady in a store…

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  • Theme Of Materialism In The Rocking Horse Winner

    Winner”, the author D.H Lawrence utilizes character development to suggest the idea that the an individual's environment may likely influence an individual’s pursuits in life. As an individual the way you are brought up in life can affect you as a person. In the short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” the protagonist is a little boy named Paul, he is brought up in a very materialistic household…

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  • An Analysis Of Happier And All Summer In A Day

    as ours. Yeah, you look happier, you do.” The narrator in this song is grieving the lost of the one he loved even more when he perceives her being happier with another person. The classmates in “All Summer in a Day” begin to feel ashamed when they become depressed, although the narrator in “Happier feels woeful when he sees the person he hurt better off with somebody…

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  • Personal Reflection: My Personal Definition Of Success

    My personal definition of success at the end of this course is that success is to have a successful life, being able to do things independently for myself and not always have someone there to do things for me. It's achieving my goals on my own terms and at my own pace. It has changed for me because before I wasn’t really that organize with my assignments and even though I wasn’t organized I still manage to do all my work. I would put myself in a difficult position where I just don’t do anything…

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  • Negatives Of Smartphones

    In the last ten years, smartphones have become increasingly modern and prevalent in society. Smartphones are generally defined as cellular telephones capable of mirroring the functions of a full sized laptop. They have progressed from an expensive luxury to something many people today could not even live without. As such, many people today have become dependant on their smart device for entertainment, comfort, and social interaction. This dependency is somewhat unnatural and can be damaging to…

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  • Personal Essay: Are You Really Successful

    Are You Really Successful? Success can be interpreted and defined in many ways. For some people, it can be as simple as finally purchasing the car of their dreams. For others, it is traveling and experiencing different, exotic countries. The concept of success has been inherited by society since ancient times. From one culture to another, success can ultimately vary. As the improvement of universal communication came to be, the more globally defined success became. I started to think about how…

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  • What Are My Goals Essay

    Hard work, dedication, and pure focus accomplish goals. I create goals for myself a lot because it makes me become a better person, and helps me drive myself toward success. I can set a goal on anything, and with enough work, time, and dedication I can achieve it. Here at Marywood, I have set goals for myself. One goal is to attain a B+ or higher in each of my classes for my first year of college. My second goal is to involve myself in things I like to do at Marywood to experience the things I…

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  • George Orwell's Use Of Language

    Language has been around for many centuries in human history. Language is the basis for society as it gives human beings a tool to communicate their ideas and beliefs. The sheer effect of a word can implications from declaring a war to a way to profess one’s love; words can alter life. Language is developing social institutions because it provides different people the ability to comprehend the other group, which is crucial for any growth in a country. Without any way to express one’s ideas, one…

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