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  • Argumentative Essay: America Needs More Gun Control

    An online newsstory on Townhall.com tells of an event on February 12, 2007. A lone gunman, Sulejman Talovic, opened fire at the crowded Trolley Square shopping mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, killing five. Armed with a shotgun with a pistol grip, a .38-caliber handgun with rubber grips, and a backpack full of ammunition, he rampaged through the mall, but he did not get as far as he had hoped. He was stopped by off-duty police officer Kenneth Hammond of the Ogden City Police Department, who was at…

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  • Philo T. Farnsworth: The Invention Of Television

    Philo T. Farnsworth by Megan Liddiard One of the most influential people of the 20th century was Philo T. Farnsworth. He is best known for the invention of television. Philo T. Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver, Utah. The farm he lived on did not have electricity, so when his family moved to a home that was powered, he found electricity fascinating. "By the age of 13 he had won his first national contest, sponsored by Science and Invention magazine, for a thief-proof…

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  • Elizabeth Smart Research Paper

    the public’s perception of Smart herself. A key point made by the media and police, was that Smart never shouted, “I AM ELIZABETH SMART,” when she was caught in public with her captors. Elizabeth stood two feet away from a police officer in the Salt Lake City Library and asked if she was Elizabeth Smart. Her answer? “No, I am not.” With the pressure on her and threats that were made to her and her family, Smart was not going to act out and possibly jeopardize herself and her family. In every…

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  • Knowing Our Place Analysis

    I am from euphoria, A city enclosed by beautiful peaked mountains, Adventures leading to remarkable destinations. Barbara Kingsolver, the author of the essay "Knowing Our Place", once said, “Our greatest and smallest explanations for ourselves grow from place” (40). This “place” that Barbara is talking about can vary from person to person. It can be as unique as a red barn roof top or as generic as a shadowed bedroom. Everyone has a place like this in mind and it may even change often. Places…

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  • Rebellion In A & P And Greasy Lake

    Rebellion in “A&P” and “Greasy Lake” Rebellion is an overarching theme in both John Updike’s “A&P” and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Greasy Lake.” A sense of rebellion and a primitive urge to break free of society’s expectations and standards as well a shared sense of antiestablishmentarianism afflicts both narrators. However, the motives for their behavior are different, and they are drawn to a rebellious lifestyle for different reasons. For Sammy from “A&P,” he decides to rebel because of the appeal…

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  • Epiphanies In Greasy Lake

    Short Story Epiphanies There is a theme of epiphanies in “Greasy Lake” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle and “Cons” written by Jess Walter. The theme is very strong and prevalent in each story in their own way. In the story “Greasy Lake” there are epiphanies when the characters that they are not as bad as they would like to believe themselves be. The last short story “Cons” the main character has a very strong epiphany at the end. All the stories have strong epiphanies in all of them will be…

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  • Ordeal By Hunger Summary

    The novel Ordeal by Hunger was written by George R. Stewart. Stewart was a professor, novelist, and American historian. Ordeal by Hunger was written about the Donner party and their westward movement. Environment and nature played a huge role in what happened to the people traveling. The Donner party is the most famous westward movement tragedy ever. The narrative was written to inform people about the tragedies and truth about westward expansion. It was written from an outside perspective,…

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  • Relational Continuity Constructional Units (151)

    relational continuity constructional units (151) used when the employee expressed that she had to go back to work. Both the mother figure and the son figure stood of to hug her, but the younger teenage daughter remained sitting. Instead, the worker standing stroked the head of the girl sitting – a nonverbal action of haptics (76) which spoke volumes. I took special notice of how each table ended their conversations. I noticed that hugging was more common between females, while a more accepted…

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  • Greasy Lake Setting

    exact opposite. People are easily victimized by their habitat. In T. Coraghessan Boyle’s short story, “Greasy Lake,” the setting of this foul lake plays a crucial role in developing the climax of the story and ultimately leads to the narrator’s realization that he is wasting his teenaged life. In a cross match twist; Boyle, Digby, and Jeff became themselves when they laid eyes on the greasy lake, and it’s cons. Struggling to control his urges of following his friends; Digby, and Jerry. Boyle…

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  • Greasy Lake: Outline: Rites Of Passage To Adulthood

    There are responsibilities and there are consequences of actions just as in the short story analyzed in this essay. Greasy Lake, a short story written by T. Coraghessan Boyle illustrates the state of being good and then becoming bad. The story depicts the decisions of average teenagers abandoning their morals to explore the unclean way of life. This story portrays the life…

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