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    In life, there is that tendency to ruin the good things one has going on in their lives when they become more successful than they already are. People become inundated with the joy and achievement that they begin to act irresponsibly. A great thing such as winning the lottery can bring cheerfulness and satisfaction into one’s life but, on the other hand, this great thing can also become a complete nightmare. In most cases, when one goes from being extremely poor to being exceptionally rich, it impacts their lives by making the individual become unreasonable with their winning to the extent that they quit their duties, hobbies and even their jobs and rather prefer to be addressed as the one who won the lottery. ‘‘The Lottery Ticket’’, a short story written by Anton Chekhov depicts just how a little change such as winning the lottery can influence the values and viewpoints of people. As seen in the short story the protagonist Ivan Dmitritch was for the first time changing his viewpoint about his wife as the narrator quotes, And for the first time in his life, his mind dwelt on the fact that his wife had grown elderly and plain, and that she was saturated through and through with the smell of cooking, while he was still young, fresh, and healthy, and might well have got married again (Chekhov, 2004). That notwithstanding, the intent of this paper is to dissect the literary elements contained in the short story. Such elements include the plot, setting, point of view, language,…

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    After we prepared the house for the dinner party, I went for a walk in the woods, and my aunt stayed behind to survey her sister’s belongings. As I walked, I enjoyed the freshness of the woods and the odor of fresh water that the afternoon wind carried across the land. I found an old stump. The heart of the three had rotted away, and some pine needles had fallen into the bottom of the hole. It looked as if some animal had spread them evenly as if preparing a nest. Across the opening, a spider…

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    At the beginning Polly bought a store so she could sell her pie's and she named her store Pie. The store was bringing in plenty of business, her sisters daughter, Alice loved to come over and work on the pies with Polly. Then one day Polly died leaving her will to say what she did not get to say. Polly left the world famous pie crust recipe to Lardo(the cat), and left Lardo to Alice, Alice was pleased, but her parents thought other wise. One night Alice hear a noise so she looked to see if it…

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    My Mobility Experience

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    When I was twelve year of age, I faced the challenge of breaking my right foot. Therefore I had to overcome everyday tasks and obstacles like mobility and sanitation. These challenges impacted my everyday well-being which was difficult to coup and become accustom to. My options became scarce due to my mobility which was the greatest challenge of the all. It all started in the summer of 2013 when I was riding my bicycle around my neighborhood with my brother and sister. We decided to separate…

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    When we live in Chicago it was my mom Blanca my dad Hector and my brother Aaron, me, and my dads older sister, Ana. She was married to my uncle Beto and had 4 kids, the oldest is Lisa, then its Liliana, Araceli and the youngest is Rigo. We would always celebrate everything together. Have cook out every other weekend. All of my cousins and I would go out and play. Then when we had to move from Chicago to Texas in 2009 it was just my family and I. It was hard for both my brother and I . New…

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    Coming of age is a critical phase in one’s life when they encounter drastic changes in perspectives and achieves a further understanding of the world formulated from cathartic experiences. In the short story “The Fall of a City”, by Aidan Nowlan, Teddy the protagonist is a dynamic character who struggles through his transition to adulthood. Living with his uncle and aunt, Teddy builds an imaginary world named Upalia, to escape from reality and spends time in the attic fighting imaginary battles.…

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    Kinship Chart

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    Kinship Report and Kinship Chart Throughout the study of my personal family, I aquired a great amount of knowledge on kinship and descent of my family. I was able to construct a well detailed diagram starting with my grandparents creating a learning path towards the understanding of kinship. I observed my kinship system by learning the descent, the terminologies, the differences in the kinship chart through my fathers and mothers lineage, the parallellism of my kinship diagram if my kinship…

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    contrasted with “exclusivism” which is the idea that there is only one true religion or way/path to know God. 2. Why is descent important in anthropological terms? Discuss all of the various descent types and groups. One of the more extended social groupings that exist in tribal societies is the descent group (197). A descent group is a social group identified by a person in order to trace or distinguish links between ancestors, descendants etc. The importance of the function of the…

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    husband) head of a household in order to bestow property to the son of her wife (Smith Oboler, 2000). Regina Smith Oboler (1980) explain that the Nandi adhere to patrilineal society practices were only men are permitted to hold property and the means of production, resulting in women seeking out this arrangement only for the purpose of holding and distributing property. The female husband assumes the figurehead position of the head of the family including the sociocultural accepted gender…

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    Unfolding In Africa

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    of the collective life. In this society societal relations unfold according to a preexisting schema; which is a model behavior that is ideal norm. This chaptered represented this group as actors. And the ones who did not follow the usual behavior or mode and did things that had not ever been heard of or didn’t follow the rules of these “actors” in the country were identified as following an interpersonal norm rather than a societal relationship. In conclusion to this chapter, the political…

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