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    How to go about handling a situation when seeing a child chained to a tree? In the story “Puppy” by George Saunders, Marie one of the main characters wondered the same thing. Saunders story had multiple viewpoints one being from Marie, a mother of two children and Callie, a mother of one who is trying to sell a puppy to Marie. Saunders has a deeper meaning than just being about selling someone a puppy, it is a story that tries and make you see that looks are deceiving and that we should not judge a book by its cover so to speak. Marie the mother of two whose names are Abbie and Josh was trying to connect with her children and treat them in a way that her mother and father never did for her. Marie wants to be close to her kids and make sure…

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    Recognizing when someone needs compassion or that one has the opportunity to help is the first step in service. Although the main character in “Dead Air,” Zack, is said to ignore his parents and leave his room a huge mess before he goes away to camp (Woolfitt 34), after camp he is a completely different person whose eyes are opened to all kinds of distress. His heart breaks for children like Stella who have to endure so many tragedies. At one point he even yells, “Don’t you care? In her country…

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    deal. Just three stories” (Jobs 3). From the very beginning of his 2005 speech to Graduates of Stanford University, Steve Jobs presented a comfortable and relatable tone to his audience, a tone that he maintained throughout the speech. George Saunders began his 2013 speech delivered to Syracuse University Graduates in a similar tone, stating “Down through the ages, a traditional form has evolved for this type of speech, which is: Some old fart, his best years behind him… (that would be me),…

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    The social context is always a substantial influence on the decisions of any individual. In the case of Jon in the short story “jon” from In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders, there is a wide range of institutional as well as social implications that affect Jon’s mindset. Living in a homogenous society with little individuality, Jon encounters a predicament in which his personal interests conflict with those of the marketing facility’s. He conceives a child with Carolyn despite not being…

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    J.K. Rowling and George Saunders use their credentials, narratives, and motivational comparisons to convey their wisdom to the audience of young adults. George Saunders and J.K. Rowling are well renowned writers whom use their credentials to begin their speeches. George Saunders begins his speech by describing the traditional role of the “old fart” giving life advice to a group of young graduates, then he says, “And I intend to respect that tradition” (1,1-2). Saunders uses his authority of…

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    In Pastoralla, George Saunders talks about a story that takes place in a theme park or a museum were an unnamed man and his coworker Janet work and live in a cave-like place where they both play their roles as a caveman and a cavewoman. The two actors have to live at their work place and work full-time job following strict rules to live like cave people. While the caveman lived and followed every rule to keep his job, Janet was unable to play her part on a continuous, consistent basis.…

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    In any case, David Saunders ' family is a battling African-American gang. This is clarified when his mom says, "Waal that is great. We family utilize in the outhouse"(Wright). His family is at a money related point where the minimum essentials can 't be met. They need to discover quick techniques for meeting their necessities. This is one of numerous pieces of information that indicate the Saunders family being of low societal position. The family is by all accounts attempting to a point where…

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    In John Updike’s story “A&P,” the reader is brought through a casual summer day of work at a store named “A&P.” The story is told by the perspective of a normal young worker, Sammy, and he brings the reader through the rather boring lifestyle of a cashier at a convenience store. On that specific day, there are three beautiful girls who walk in the store wearing clothing that was against the clothing policy. At first Sammy, as well as all the other employees, was enjoying the sight and taking it…

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    Sammy, a 19-year-old boy, serves as a protagonist character in the A&P short Story. He initially works as a cashier in a small-town supermarket. The A&P story happens in a small community that carries a profound conservative opinion (Wheeler, 2011). At the start of the story, three young ladies walk into the store putting on bathing suits. The way how the girls go about dressing themselves makes people especially Sammy look upon them strangely, which reveals the rift within the young and the old…

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    Heyi Gong ENG 1020 Dr. Alexander Sept. 28 2016 The Symbols of “A & P” and the Character Development of Sammy Symbols are always used in literary works. Symbols which are used by the writers always indicate a specific characteristic; it also helps to establish the settings of the story and the process of building up a significant character. As John Updike uses a lot symbols in his short story “A & P,” the symbols imply the society during that period of time. John Updike also developed the…

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