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    This weekend I got my tonsils out, it was not a pleasant experience at all. Friday morning was the time of the procedure and I was convinced that everything was going to go perfect, I would feel comfortable and recover in no time at all. The only reason I would not be at school, was because I simply don’t want to be there, not that I am in so much pain that it hurts to talk and it doesn’t seem to get better. The waiting room at surgeons was offly small with only ten chairs. When my parents and I get there there was another man in his twenties and a woman in her thirties with her three year old son. It wasn’t too long until they took me back to a room with two chairs, a recliner,a row of tall yet thin tan lockers, a small table, and machines to calculate blood pressure and pulse. I entered the room and my first problem began, the nurse told me that I had to change into the gown. It really shouldn’t, but this completely ticked me off. Very often I don’t feel comfortable in my own clothes and this revealing gown caused my anxiety to skyrocket. I stared at the ugly, light blue gown sitting on the table for a minute or two before slipping it on over my shirt, but willingly took my pants off. I couldn’t just wear the gown. When the nurse came back, she could tell that I was a bit agitated and told me that she was going to get my parents. I requested her to only let my dad come back, thankfully she fulfilled it. As soon as my dad entered the room, he realized why I only asked…

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    When I was a child, going to church every Sunday was expected from me. I was always actively involved with my church in one way or another. Whether it was participating in their musical or going to a Christian camp in the White Mountains. My early life was heavily influenced by Christianity in many ways. But it all came crashing down when I left my church. Our favorite minister had retired and no one in my family felt the need to get up every Sunday morning and go to church. We stopped talking…

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    The Awakening by Kate Chopin showcases the metaphorical awakening of a married woman named Edna. Throughout the novel, Edna deals with the temptation of her raging hormones and desires for other men. Edna also seeks to separate herself from the idea of a typical mother-woman and identify as equal to man. While I am all for the empowerment of women and equal rights, I feel that Enda fails to properly address pressing issues within herself. This leads to Chopin’s book leaving readers to shake…

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    Prompt: one aspect of narrative technique(pt. Of view, description or telling or scenic) in an appropriate passage and discuss how it functions in the context of the rest of the tale. (4-5 pages) Main Idea: Charlies internal conflict A central intelligence perspective allows the reader to view Charlie’s experiences and derive meaning from them. This knowledge highlights Charlie’s fatal flaw in not being able to extract meaning from his experiences. Without being able to comprehend the…

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    The Road to True Self Have you ever thought about the difference between being true and not true to yourself? The novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a novel about a woman’s desire to find and live fully within her true self. Chopin uses a variety of rhetorical devices similar to strong diction, imagery, personification, parallel structure, and likewise tone to reveals the time that Edna begins to awake or live her true self. First, in chapter six of the novel, Chopin clearly describes the…

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    A wise man by the name Martin Luther king Jr. once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Everyone should, and needs to believe that a color of a skin simply shouldn’t justify if a person is good or bad. In “Roll Of Thunder, Hear my cry” Mildred D Taylor explains the story of the Logan Family, a family living in the 1930’s. Only one thing is different…

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    The book “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, is a famous religious allegory. The lion Aslan is similar to Christ, and the character Edmund, who betrays Aslan, is a Judas figure. Allegory has been used throughout literature because it can allow authors to share difficult ideas and concepts in ways that are understandable or significant to the reader. Authors tell their stories on two different levels, a literal level and a figurative level. Allegory is a symbolic meaning used…

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    Into the Dark Water by Lauren Tarshis has many quotes from a boy named Jack Thayer, who at the time was 17, and sailing on the Titanic. The exact quotes from Jack really made the story more believable and made me feel like I was really there. Furthermore, it can be confusing why the author added in the quotes, as some have profound meanings. And even though they they are nicely hidden, they help the article in unthinkable ways. Jack Thayer stated on April 14, 1912, “It was the kind of night that…

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    One of the most prevalent desires in a person's life is to find what he or she is meant to fulfill in his or her lifetime. Especially for adolescents, finding where one stands in a world full of chaos is a daunting struggle and a strenuous journey. In The Cather in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden is a troubled boy who is struggling to find himself and his place in the world. His journey to achieving this goal makes The Cather in the Rye an overall optimistic book because teenagers can…

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    The administration of the interest inventory gives the assessor the opportunity to get to know the student as a reader and individual. Two interest inventories were given that provided various pieces information, from the student’s hobbies to her feelings about reading. Before the administration of the inventories began, the student was told the inventories were just a way for the administrator to get to know her more as a reader and that they would assist in choosing reading passages for the…

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