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    wanted to take her virginity himself (Goswami, et al., n.d.). This infatuation most likely caused a sense of resentment towards Tammy in Karla. Together they attempted to rape Tammy on two different occasions due to the fact that the drug wore off too quickly the first time they attempted (Laugh, 2013). Karla attempted to please Paul even further by inviting a friend of hers to have a girls night out in order to give Paul a plaything to do with what he wished for the night (Goswami, et al., n.d.). This victim is the only female that was raped by the couple and survived after the assault (Goswami, et al., n.d.). They would go on to rape, kidnap, and murder two more innocent young women together. These young women were, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French (Laugh, 2013). However, one increasingly interesting fact that is often left out of the story is that although Paul was with Karla at the time he went on to rape one girl by himself who he left alive after the incident occurred (Laugh, 2013). Ultimately, Paul became so enraged that Karla had no remorse for the girls they had killed that he beat her so badly that the emergency room workers said it was the worst case of spousal abuse they had ever been faced with (Pron, 1996) One of the key aspects of the victims of these two heinous individuals is that they were all from the same geographical location that is within ten blocks of Karla and Paul’s home(Laugh, 2013). All of the victims of these individuals had a similar…

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    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is no doubt one of the most popular books of this generation. Some even argue that it has become more popular than the Harry Potter book series. Although this could be debated what is definitely not up for debate is that Twilight has left a mark on this world. One of the most significant outcomes of Twilight is the extensive amount of fanfiction that has been created around the fictional town of Forks,Washington and its residents specifically Edward Cullen and…

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    Alienation is the state or experience of being isolated from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved. Those groups include teams or friendships, and when someone is alienated, the others find a reason for them to be pushed away. Isolation can be the cause of depression with most, as they find themselves alone with no one who cares. This idea of alienations is shown in Speak, a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak is a novel about Melinda Sordino,…

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    Problem 2 As employers in a federal government organization, Michael Scott and Dwight Shrute have an obligation to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The act relates to the collection of personal information and it requires employers to inform their employees in regard to what type of personal information is being collected. Mr. Scott and Mr. Shrute invested in “Keystroke Logger,” in order to monitor all employees’ outgoing email messages, without…

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    Silence is uncommon today when sharing what is on everyone’s mind is just a click away. Malala Yousafzai expresses that, “We realize the importance of our voice only when we are silenced.” Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson follows the freshman year after the rape of Melinda Sordino who struggles between keeping her mouth shut and using her voice against her attacker. The novel explores the crippling power of being voiceless to illustrate the importance of speaking up. Melinda demonstrates the…

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    Archetypes In Dracula

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    Vampires are mythical creatures that have been around for many years. Dracula is a book written about vampires by an Englishman, Bram Stoker during the year 1897. One hundred and eight years later, a similar book, featuring the archetypal character vampires was introduced. The title of the book is Twilight, written by Stephanie Myer and three years later it became a movie. These were published/produced in two very different eras being Victorian and Comtempory periods. The perspectives on the…

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    Escaping the Grips of One’s Emotional Abyss “Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted.” (RAINN). Sadly, the statistic holds true for Melinda Sordino, a pessimistic ninth grader from the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Through Melinda’s battle with depression and acceptance, the author of Speak demonstrates a universal truth that breaking free from emotional bondage requires one to speak up. Melinda’s journey, from depression to self-confidence, allows her to reconnect…

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    As Michael Morpurgo once said, “Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice whether it’s through writing, drama, or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self worth.” In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino feels that her voice is taken away after being raped by Andy Evans which he is referred to as IT, and Andy Beast. She goes into high school as a young teen, depressed and silenced. Melinda grows stronger throughout her…

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    When people experience a traumatic event like rape many don’t speak up. They convince themselves that nothing good can come from vocalizing what happened to them. In the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino, the main character, is a victim of rape who doesn’t speak up about what happened which leads her to become withdrawn, self - alienated, and dead inside. However as time passes she begins to show signs of healing, empowerment, and coming back to life. As Melinda begins high…

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    led them into a passionate relationship. Through the relationship, Bella discovers that Edward is not who he says he is and finds herself trapped into danger while confronts a man who wanted Bella to be his next victim. With the help of his family, Edward makes Bella’s safety his ultimate goal. In the audience’s lense, Twilight can be assessed through the characters, setting, and plot. To begin with, characters of this mix of genre of sci-fi and action, have some type of unique individualism…

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