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    appealing and explains to Hazel that her attempts to avoid him will not work and would only make him want her more. The two continue their everyday lives in agreement that they will remain just friends. This trick works for them up until Gus grants her life long dream. He uses his dying wish; which is given to cancer patients, to go to Amsterdam and meet Hazels favorite author Peter Van Houten, the writer of An Imperial Affliction. Overwhelemed with joy, Hazel instantly messages Van Houten and he agrees to meet with them and answer any questions they had regarding the book. With only a few weeks left before they leave Hazel has a major set back. In the middle of the night her lungs stopped working and quickly found herself in the ICU. With Amsterdam on her mind she fought the doctors on letting her go. Hazel was not letting all the planning and excitement go to waste. With a miracle, Hazel recovered and the doctors gave the okay to go on the trip. Soon after Hazel, Gus, and her mother took off to Amsterdam. With the two looking their finest, they enjoyed dinner and fancy champagne all paid by Van Houten. It was then where Gus confessed his uttermost love for Hazel. With only a few days left of their trip, the time to meet the famous author came. With all the questions prepared they did not expect to walk in to a drunken rude man refusing the answer anything. This experience left Hazel extremely annoyed but nothing could prepare her for what Augustus would tell her later…

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    he will never see a world without Gus, but he will have to live in one without him. Lastly, Peter Van Houten experienced much pain in his life. Throughout the middle of the book, he is portrayed as a mean person. He is seen as a selfish drunk who hates human contact. That’s what he is, but with a reason. Twenty-two years prior, his daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia and he had to watch her suffer constantly up until she finally died. He does reveal, ironically, that he was still the same…

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    because he only has one real foot and can’t tell how much acceleration hes giving the car. They begin to start to watch the movie and when it was over, he ask if they can do this again soon. So, they both give each other books and say when they finished them to call one another and they could meet up. Well Hazel really likes Augustus, and vice versa, so they both finish the book within a few days staying up very late at night to read. Soon enough they get together and begin to talk about An…

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    The Destructiveness of Jealousy and Greediness What made Othello, written by William Shakespeare in the 17th century, popular is that the play dealt with sensible topics as racism and race. The protagonist of the play is a dark skinned foreigner, surrounded by white characters. Othello’s race makes him sensible for criticism of the people around him, because he knows that he will always be the weaker ‘species’. But what is shown in this play is that it is not his race that will be his downfall.…

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    to the fact that he 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…

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    As individuals we have an utter compulsion to better ourselves, and the instinctual belief of a better tomorrow. In the short story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, protagonist Sylvia and friends are introduced to a new way of living and naïvely forced to perceive the world in a whole new aspect, therefore stripped of what they once knew. Entering this unfamiliar world, they are exposed to what they could only dream of, delighted by their surroundings, Sylvia and her posse could not help but…

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    organization, focused on theoretical and scientific research, that worked in conjunction with the organization that was already in place (OSTI, 2016). Manhattan Engineer District After the decision was made to move forward to the production phase, the Army became directly involved. Specifically, the then S-1 program was placed within the Corp of Engineers to provide heightened security and production resources (AJ, 2015). In some ways there were different priorities between the military and the…

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    FRANKENSTEIN: The True Monster Mary Shelly’s novel titled Frankenstein is the tragic story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Victor Frankenstein is a man obsessed with knowledge of the unknown. He played a dangerous game with the laws of nature, and creates his own form of man. Guilty of robbing dead bodies of their parts to build his creation piece by piece he has the nerve to feel disgust at what he created. “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation;…

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    Gender Roles Mediation has been portraying negative stereotypes about gender since it was created. People may not always notice that the media of TV shows are influencing them, but they are. No one can escape being influenced by media. This has happened to me. I have watched The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother and loved it; however, I never noticed the many gender stereotypes that it has portrayed. Until I read an article explaining the stereotypical roles assigned. People believe…

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    Pre-Raphaelite painters. Her mother was also a nurse and had written a book about the profession. From the time she was born to 1895, Virginia spent her summers at the Stephen’s Talland House in England, which to this day is still standing. The looks of the dramatic Porthminister Bay had a view of the Godrevy Lighthouse that inspired her to write. Her mother passed away in 1895, followed by her sister two years later. These events left her in a state of shock. She called it “the greatest…

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