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    forever? The sudden loss of Joan Didion’s husband, John Gregory Dunne, altered her life forever. “Magical thinking” in the anthropological sense, means that…

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    well. They were both graduates from Cal Berkely who fled the sunny sexism of their native California to seek fame and melancholy in New York at a pivotal time in both their and the city?s history. (There is a wonderful and delightfully gossipy profile of Didion and the pompous critic Pauline Kael with whom she had a contentious relationship written by Evan Hughes. https://theawl.com/the-cordial-enmity-of-joan-didion-and-pauline-kael-b975cd8b7ce9#.5ps74v451 Susan makes an appearance as well.)…

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    It started with the brutal murdering of actress Dominique Dunne by her boyfriend. Then young star heather O’Rourke died at the age of 12 due to cardiac arrest after a undiagnosed case of stenosis. 3 more deaths also occurred including the director of the second poltergeist movie. Most say that the cast of the poltergeist was tormented by disease and a tragic case of misfortune. The legend says that real skeletons were used throughout a scene scene because it is cheaper than prop skeletons.…

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    As many people know or have come to learn, there is no such thing as the perfect parent. Everyone is going to slip up and make a mistake, that’s just called being human. Even today, we have everything handed to up on a silver platter, and yet we still make just as many mistakes as people did in the 1930’s with nothing. Atticus Finch is the father to Jem and Scout, a respected lawyer, and friend to all that cross his path. He was unconventional, and some folks of his time frowned upon the way he…

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    In “The Power of One”, written by Bryce Courtenay, Geel Piet is a Cape Colored man who was born in District Six and worked in the Barberton prison. He was a dangerous criminal, a rascal, who has been in and out of jail for forty-five years just because of his race. In the novel, Geel Piet is one of Peekay’s best friends who were described as "the grand master in the art of camouflage" and “a conniver, a generous friend, and a stellar boxing coach”(SparkNotes). Throughout the novel, actually,…

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    Incites on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird In “ To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee emphasizes the metaphor of a Mockingbird as in the title. She creates themes of innocents being destroyed, social inequality, and importance of a moral figure in a child’s life while using the southern gothic genre. It’s set in a tired old town in Maycomb, Alabama in 1933 during the great depression.Throughout the novel, it addresses the growth of maturity in Atticus's children intelligent, tomboyish girl…

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    Atticus raises his children with a precise level of discipline to ensure they are assets in their community. Atticus is a good father because he is well rounded and gives a perfect amount of discipline to each of his children individually. Nicole Smith, author of “Character Critical Analysis of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mocking Bird”, goes into fine detail showcasing evidence that Atticus is a good father. Atticus is an outstanding father because he “is very careful to off his children careful…

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    A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in Maycomb County, Alabama in the 1930’s. One particular man named Atticus fought for what he believed in or felt was right even though many people were against him or trying to bring him down. He was on a mission to prove them wrong and make sure justice was served. Both Atticus and Boo Radley show traits of being a hero, they are admired…

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    Atticus Embodiment

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    childhood in the innocent perception of social phenomena and racism of the 1930’s. As many classics are, the novel was later translated into an Academy Award winning film that encompassed the complexity and innocence of the tale. Atticus Finch, arguably one of the most pivotal characters of American Literature, leaves an impression on the audience when he is personified both by Harper Lee in the novel, and by Gregory Peck in the movie. The renown closing statement of the trial is brought to life…

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    A good parent(character) What makes a(n adult) good parent a good parent? We’ll that’s totally controversial,but in my own personal view a good parent (for example( would be Harper lee’s To kill a Mockingbird's Atticus. Why I see Atticus as an excellent character to admire as a parent figure is because Atticus is selfless, wise, and loyal. Selfless Atticus is constantly putting other before him. Hes has never shown any worry for himself but for scout and Jem. Like when preparing for trial…

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