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    Just like Terrence Howard takes his last walk to the electric chair, Hank and Leticia take a “last walk” and end major phases in their lives; Hank’s work as a prison guard and Leticia’s role as a mother. Hank’s last walk starts as a far shot and he steadily approaches the camera; however, the diegetic sound is already articulating the context of the conversation/scene to follow (Hank resigning from his job). Similarly, Leticia’s walk down the hospital hallway begins as a far shot and she then approaches the camera. Though the news to follow is not verbally pre-articulated, the scene superimposes the image of her deceased son over her last walk (in a split screen-like fashion). However, why is Hank’s following sequence foreshadowed auditorily and Leticia’s visually? Is Forster comparing Leticia’s expressive emotional pain to Hank’s silent turmoil? We analyze Hank based on what we hear: we hear him vomit yet we never see it. We see Leticia cry, see her scream, see her regret despair manifest. Forster needs to convey similarity in terms of circumstance yet maintain difference in…

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    After reading both Kelle Lasn’s and Richard Louv’s pieces on how humans have become distant from nature, I became very upset with myself. When I was younger I loved spending time outside. Whether I was playing sports with the neighborhood kids, helping my grandfather with his garden or talking walks in the park near my house, I realized that I do not spend nearly as much time outside as I used to. With technology constantly being invented and reinvented, video games, television shows and phones…

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    For starters, the walk in hours to see the academic advisor are so scarce especially when considering a student’s classes that they must attend. Another problem that these students are faced with is their own work schedules they must accommodate for as well. Between classes, work and other life activities, it is almost impossible to fit in the academic advisor. Not to mention the wait that goes along with it. This is a problem that needs to be solved in order to properly meet the needs of the…

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    A Walk to Remember is a romance story between the two main characters Landon and Jamie. The story takes place in Beaufort, North Carolina in 1958. This story is centered on a small southern town where Baptist churches play a significant role. Being considered as the bad boy of the high school, Landon’s life is in need of a quick adjustment. He decides to take a drama class in hopes of having an easy senior year. There he meets Jamie, the preacher’s daughter his friend’s scorn. Although he’s…

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    that everything changed for us. We were now nine years old and this was the same time Nate had found out that my father had started abusing me. He was confused as to why my father would suddenly change and start beating me out of nowhere. I had learned not to question it, it’s just who my dad had become. My father would whip me daily for many hours at a time and the reasoning was not known. Nate only found out when he came by one day after being sick and busy for a week helping out at his…

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    Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, two people who find themselves unexpectedly involved with each other after a practical joke between Landon and his friends, leaves a boy in the hospital. As punishment for this Landon is forced to partake in an after school play directed by the Minister, who also happens to be Jamie's father. The relationship begins when Landon asks Jamie for help in remembering his lines. Jamie, who is also in the play, agrees to help him on one condition: Jamie warns Landon…

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    lady in the box office. The lady started to eyeball my satchel so I handed her the cash, took my ticket and hurried into the “I walk the Line” concert before she could search through it. I must’ve waited at least a full hour to get in and I was even late to the concert. I made it to the seat and the concert still had not started. Schedule must be running behind, I contemplated to myself. I turned my wrist over so I could see the new round faced, silver, Elgin watch I had just bought myself but…

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    world with his intriguing power of narration. Many of Sparks novels stimulates from the real life stories of himself and his family, which he interprets their lives and traits through fictional characters. Readers are captivated by Sparks powerful novels because of its endless connection to their lives, leaving emotional imprints while capturing the essence of love, loss, and triumph. “Message in a Bottle” reevaluated my Uncle Daryl’s life as it moved him to tears, gasping the underpinnings of…

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    I opened the door as Regina followed and after locking the door, we started walking to the party. Brad Carrington 's house was only a few blocks away from my house and this wasn 't exactly my first time going there. I forgot the exact address so I guessed the party was where I could hear the loud music blasting from blocks away. After 5 minutes we arrived there and Gina and I looked at each other. "Try not to get wasted like last time, I don 't feel like dragging you all the way home again,"…

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    Where were we going to live now? Back to the orange house we go. My mother was still living at this house but we had nowhere else to go. My brother Nick was spending most night at a friend’s house so it was just me and my mom and dad. They hated each other and alcohol did not help the situation. One fall night my mother was drinking as I was playing chess with my dad. They were arguing as usual and then it got violent. My mother started bashing her head through the glass china cabinet that sat…

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