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    Willa Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was first published in 1904 and is a short story about a woman, named Georgiana, who finds herself transition from the ecstatic city of Boston, to the primitive Nebraska frontier. Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” was inspired by Richard Wagner who was a German composer and conductor that lived from 1813 to 1883. He’s well known for his operas and his most famous work is that of “The Flying Dutchman”. Willa Cather, instead, wasn’t a musician but was an author of the realist movement. The story in question shows how setting can have an effect on characterisation and the events that take place in a story. Cather also shows the relevance of setting and time to the story’s overall meaning. Cather lived from 1873 to 1947 during which she was born on a prosperous farm in Virginia, she later moved to the harsh Nebraska frontier along with her family. Life on the frontier of Nebraska would be extremely difficult, but Cather grew to love it. Her stories were often set against the background of the wild land she came to love, therefore she became known for her depictions of the American frontier- again something that we see in “A Wagner Matinee”. The main characters in the story are Clark, who lives in Boston, and his Aunt Georgiana who gave up her life there to move to Nebraska. In her youth during a visit to rural Vermont, Georgiana met a very charing country boy who she became quite fond of, his name was Howard. He promoted her to make the move so they…

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    path where I walk to my mom. After, I set up my sleeping bag and pillow I begin to read Herald and the Purple Crayon. After the first page all I picture is mom putting me in my little stroller, handing me my huge purple crayon, and the book. I could feel her breath and hear the softness of her voice as she whispered not to drop them. We start down our driveway. As I fumble to open Herald and the Purple Crayon she reads it to me over my shoulder. When she reads what Herald is drawing I look at…

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    climax The large dome building was in sight now. They were there in 20 minutes thanks to Cleo's fast pedaling. They stepped off the bike as they drew their swords. Walking to the door they looked around, it was pitch black the only thing illuminating the night was the white light from the moon, making the blades of their swords almost glow. They opened the door into the large building walking in the dark room they found a small flashlight. Cleo pulled the lever to a switch and a slot opened.…

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    In episode 1, she goes off on her own, without telling Carter, in order to attempt to figure out more about the murder. Although this gets her into a bad situation, she shows the initiative to be a part. This proves that she does play a part in the storyline. She also carries a gun with her, which is not typical of something that a woman would do. Another very good example of a contradiction to typical male detective is the Nancy Drew Series. The Nancy Drew Series was published from 1929 to…

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    “On the playground, or once he started school at Blessed Sacrament with me, I watched out for him, and any bully thinking of messing with him would have to mix it up with me first” (Sotomayor 12). a. Caring about her family and their needs, Sonia would protect her family members from danger. She cared about her family so much that she would put herself out there to protect them. b. We all have a sense of responsibly to help out the ones we love c. Jonas from The Giver must protect his baby…

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    Drafts of Nancy drew Case background When Nancy was driving, she saw a little girl. She was in the middle of the road and the truck kept on honking her. When the girl went to the side of the road she fell off a shallow cliff and Nancy went together. The little girl’s great aunt told Nancy to bring her in. The great aunt thanked Nancy for getting Judy backup. She said that Judy’s parents had died in a boat explosion and they left very less money for her. A cousin of the aunt's father, Josiah…

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    Bobbie Ann Mason Analysis

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    Of all elements that any story is composed of (characters, setting, plot, etc.), there is no true way to determine which is more important to the development of the story; without characters, there is no one for the plot to occur to, no one to occupy the setting. Without plot, there is nothing for the characters to do, the story is merely stagnant. but with no setting, there is no place for the characters to exist, for the plot to occur to-there is no available catalyst in which the story may…

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    Playing games for a living isn't worth those million-dollar wages, says Jesse Spector, a sports writer for The Sporting News. People such as firefighters, doctors, and members of the military provide more valuable services but earn just a fraction of what professional athletes make. The average firefighter in the United States makes about $48,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. President Barack Obama's annual salary of $400,000 is lower than most athletes' pay. Even New…

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    SWA #4 (A Picture to Remember) The picture that I selected is the that shows three firemen raising a flag during on in the midst of one of Americas hardest times, September 11, 2001. The scene was captured by Thomas E. Franklin. The photo sets a real sorrow mood with its back and white colors. The fact that its in back and white makes the scene look even more meaningful. I think that the picture was chose to be printed in black and white to show how dark of a day it was for America. The…

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    Growing up is a part of life and though some may bloom later than others everyone grows up sooner or later. In Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh,” truck driver Leroy Moffitt is badly injured and suddenly forced to stay at home with Norma Jean, his distant wife. This brings her to the realization that she is no longer happy with where she is. She displays maturation that brings her to a better place and through her drastic self improvements Mason reveals that maturing and moving on are key parts of life…

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