Ennis Independent School District

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  • Homosexuality In Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'

    those who do not fall into the category confused and lonely. Consequently, they hide their true self and take on a double role. Similarly, Annie Proulx suggests the challenges men, who fail to abide by societal norms, face about their sexual identity in the story of “Brokeback Mountain”. Ennis and Jack both struggle with their homosexuality due to the homophobic society they live in. Although the story defies archetypal ideas of masculinity as it puts forth two men trapped in…

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  • Short Story: Rock Springs, By Richard Ford

    Rock Springs, a short story by Richard Ford, tells a story of an unorthodox family travelling for unusual purposes. The story is told through the perspective of Earl, a morally ambiguous, yet endearing character who has to juggle fleeing authorities by stealing cars with providing a better future for his girlfriend, and two children. As a result, Earl’s character is an enigma; on the exterior, he resembles an ordinary father figure charged with protecting his family, but elements of his criminal…

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  • Hannah Hollis Persuasive Speech

    A Texas school district has reversed its decision to deny a grieving family a yearbook memorial page for their daughter, who killed herself last week. Hannah Rose Hollis, a 17-year-old senior at Pearland High School, had recently celebrated her acceptance into Texas A&M University, where she would follow in her older sisters’ footsteps in the fall. The celebration turned to heartbreak for her family and friends on March 19, when Hollis committed suicide. “If she would’ve just known how much we…

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  • Perseverance In Penelope And The Suitors By Dorothy Parker

    Perseverance instills itself into individuals during stressful times. There are several references in the poem to Penelope’s perseverance both in her faithfulness to Odysseus and her performance of the duties of a traditional housewife over the twenty years her husband was away. The painting is a visually representation of this perseverance by showing Penelope intently concentrating on weaving the shroud while her suitors try and persuade her with music and gifts. The themes of perseverance,…

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  • Analysis Of Marlowe's Hero And Leander

    In composing Hero and Leander, Marlowe primarily used Musaeus Grammaticus’s version of the myth, as well as “epistles XVIII and XIX of [Ovid’s] Heroides” as his source material (Keach 86). Like Shakespeare, Marlowe reimagines this classical narrative about love and desire by infusing it with more aggression and sexual conflict. However, the most notable difference is that Marlowe’s poem does not end with the death or “blood” of the titular lovers foreshadowed in the opening (I. 1), as Marlowe…

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  • Henry Drummond Inherit The Wind

    “I don’t believe we were put here with all our differences to conform to a uniform state of mind” (Teclai). Standing up for one’s beliefs is a conflict in Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee’s Inherit the Wind. In Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates must go against the Bible-loving citizens of Hillsboro, and dares to teach the Theory of Evolution. Cates is put on trial for his actions and the famous Henry Drummond must defend Cates and the right to thought. Henry Drummond’s fairness, empathy, and wisdom…

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  • Allusion, And Forshadowing In The Veldt By Ray Bradbury

    “The Veldt” is a short and twisting story written in 1950 by Ray Bradbury about the Hadley family who lives in a futuristic world that ends up “ruining human relationships and destroying the minds of children” (Hart). The house they live in is no ordinary home, Bradbury was very creative and optimistic when predicting future technology in homes. This house does everything for the residence including tying shoes, making food, and even rocking them to sleep. The favourite room of the children,…

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  • Sherry Hunt Spoke Up About Citibank's Mortgage Fraud: Case Report

    I was born in the town, Fayetteville in North Carolina. Fayetteville is a small town that had a Wall-Mart, The Waffle House, Bojangles, and a Ruby Tuesday. If, you were to drive by and blink, you would have missed it. I went to church every Sunday like a good Catholic and I also went to a Catholic private school. Church and school constantly repeated the same message “follow the Ten Commandments.” I grew up in a very a religious environment that ultimately sheltered me from the “real” world. I…

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  • My Greatest Contributions And Accomplishments In Education

    Tyler ISD teachers (TJ Austin, Bell, Moore, and Robert E. Lee) who educated me well and for this I will be grateful! It is my longing to believe in my students and encourage them to be the best they can be each day! From my earliest recollections I knew I desired to be a teacher. My bedroom closet served as a one-room school house where I taught Raggedy Ann and Andy, an overstuffed bear…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Standardized Test Scores

    determine whether or not a school should exist. The problems may not rest in the school, but rather in the students. Teachers might not have the resources to teach students, personal problems might stop students from succeeding, or the school, in general, the standardized test can be more biased . Additionally, students might not be fantastic test takers in general, and the test could be culturally biased. The test scores show school improvements, students can’t be forced to increase scores.…

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