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    arrival while Maggie full of low self-esteem feels nervous about Dee coming home. Mother always thought that Dee hated Maggie because during the house fire, Dee watched the house go up in flames. This explains the burns on Maggie’s skin, probably the reason why she is so insecure. After the house fire, Dee left for school in Augusta. Mother pictured Dee’s arrival would have been like those reunion shows where a long lost child goes away with home and reunites with her parents. Mother also pictured Dee on the show with a fine probably white man like Johnny Carson. This did not go as mother imagined. When Dee arrived Maggie tried to run in the house, but mother stopped her. Dee then took out a camera and took pictures of Maggie and mother in front of the house. The way Dee was dressed, mother and Maggie were not accustomed to seeing her this way. Dee also brought her boyfriend with her, Hakim-a-barber. He was not the fine Johnny Carson mother imagined him to be. To top it all off, Dee then tells mother that she changed her name from Dee to ‘Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo.’ They then went inside to eat, and immediately Hakim-a-barber said that he does not eat collards or pork. Wangero still went on and ate everything and admired that the benches her father made were still there. Dee then ran over in the corner and told mother that she needed the butter churn.…

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    judgement. Mama grew up as a farmer with two daughters and a three room house. Dee, Mama’s oldest daughter, is a light skinned woman who, by the hard work of Mama and the charity of their church, was able to receive an education. Maggie is Mama’s youngest daughter, she is frail, afraid, and scarred. When the daughters were young they experienced a house fire where all of their belongings went up in flames. Maggie who bears the burn scars of this accident was terrified and saddened by this event…

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    Tom T. Hall. You can tell where their roots lie through their songs they sing and how they sing it. They are not the only famous people to come from Kentucky that show it. One man that comes to mind is Christopher “Kit” Carson. You may know him from movies and books but, did you know that he was from Kentucky? If you look at the way he carried himself and the things he done in his lifetime you can easily link him to Kentucky. A few things Carson did to put you in mind of Kentucky was the way he…

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    Question 1. In Rachel Carson’s most influential book, Silent Spring, she addresses the issue of killing insects and other pests with poisonous chemicals in the form of pesticides and insecticides to help produce more crops. The basic thesis in Silent Spring is that the prolonged use of pesticides in uncontrolled amounts is directly responsible for many extreme health hazards and even the death of animals and humans. Carson begins the book with a chapter describing the beauty of an area where…

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    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter describes southern Gothic Tradition started in the southern U.S. States dating mostly from the 20th century. While Marxism continues to be studied in the United States today, its heyday in America was during the period of 1930s. Carson McCullers, along with other literary intellectuals of the 1930s, found herself absorbed in conversation in which Marx was the main topic. The Marxist ideas, she and her contemporaries passionately discussed are present in her first…

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    Silent Spring, a book by Rachel Carson, is a book that explains the harmful effects that deadly chemical have on humans and the environment. Carson tries to persuade people to change the way they live. Has Carson succeeded in her attempt to change people’s behavior involving environmental issues? There are many ways that Carson has made changes in how people think about the problem of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides. You may ask, how is Carson successful in her attempt? Carson has…

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    Ben Carson has impacted my personal life by motivating me to be more diligent in my studies. In his early life Carson never really had much. He lived in inner city - Detroit in a small house, with just his mother and brother. Sonya Carson, Ben's mother, was the person who pushed him to do better than just average. "Mother had a clear understanding of how things would be for us boys" says Carson about his mother. Although, Sonya had her own struggles, she was still "hard working, goal oriented,…

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    In the world, People really do not want to harm others. If farmers realized that deadly pesticides, such as parathion, could hurt people just as easily as the birds and other pests they are trying to put an end to , would they still use them? In this excerpt from Silent Spring, Rachel Carson uses rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, understatement, and rhetorical questions to make the practice of using poisons such as parathion important . Carson starts out by using the symbiotic nature of…

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    Independently I have read the book Gifted Hands by Ben Carson. Most of these books were related to me directly and others were related to general world and society around me. The book Gifted Hands is a great way for me to gain knowledge about the medical field and how to work hard to gain admission into medical school. Gifted Hands is a book written by Ben Carson which discusses his life as a surgeon and his autobiography. He discusses his hardships and the difficulties he went through to…

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    will - we all do. How we view those problems determines how we end up,” (Ben Carson). Ben Carson, born Benjamin Solomon Carson, is currently a pediatric neurosurgeon, amongst numerous other titles. He has written his own books, midst them is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Ben Carson’s childhood was strenuous, nonetheless his mother pushing him, an improvement in his grades and his outstanding surgical skills made him an influential person in the field of health care. Coming from a broken…

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