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    In Amy Tan’s, “Joy Luck Club” and Charlie Bissinger’s article, “ Dreaming of Heroes” from Friday Night Lights develop the central theme of Hope and Confidence between the relationships of the children and their parents.The central theme: hope develops because of the high expectations that the parents want from their children;, so, they can develop a better lives for themselves in the future. As the process of achieving the the high expectations from the parents goes on, the children seem to have quit, putcause anxiety on themselves, which causes them to fail, and they also have a fear for the future. TheseThe great expectations not only make the children have fear of the future when they fail, but it also motivates the child to continue their journey of achieving the great expectations. The central theme develops in both the article and Joy Luck Club which establishes the relationships between the parent and the child. In Joy Luck Club’s, “ Two Kinds,” the central theme of hope and confidence develops a relationship between Jing Mei and her mother when she wanted high expectations from her when when she wanted Jing Mei be a prodigy. In the chapter, “ Two Kinds,” Jing mother stated high expectations for Jing Mei states, “ Of Course you can be a prodigy, to, “ You can be at anything.”( Tan, pg. 132) . Suyuan Woo, Jing Mei’s mother, friends’ daughters all have developed some special talent and they have accomplished things from it to make their parents proud.…

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    (Nico's POV) I was scared, scared I was going to lose another sister. Will, Jason and Percy swam down to grab her. When they reached her I sensed a death. It was a powerful death, it must've been hers. I force myself to sink to the seabed and shadow travel to Camp Jupiter. I need to tell Hazel, I had to tell her she even existed still. (Hazel's POV) I had just finished cleaning the Pluto temple when Nico shadow…

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    After a silent car ride, we pulled up into the driveway and I hopped out of the car before it could even completely stop. With my backpack repeatedly hitting my side I rushed through the front door, ran down the hall, bursted into my room and immediately shut my door. I dropped my bag and leaned against the wood, lowering myself to the ground. I pulled my phone from my pocket. Two missed calls, three texts, one voicemail. Mom. "Hey." Said one. "How did it go?" Asked another. "Call me when…

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    Chuck van der Woodsen lives on the corner of 13th street. Not in a house, nor an apartment, but next to a dumpster on the sidewalk. His daily routine consisted of begging for spare change and rummaging through dumpsters for scraps. Barely making it by. Of course plenty of people walked past him everyday in the huge city of Chicago. Every once and awhile someone would generously throw a dollar or two in his tattered hat that he kept beside him. Other times they offered him something to eat.…

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    Southern Heart Throughout her stories, O’ Connor, has hidden meanings of her viewpoints on southern identity. O’Connor’s style of writing has deep meaning because she was raised in the south, and she expresses it through characters for the most part. In her short stories “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “Good Country People”, and “Revelation” there is much hidden meaning in the characters that show their southern identity such as dialect and appearance. Throughout O’Conner’s short stories, the…

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    Wednesday night, June 9, 1999, I was at church during praise and worship when the voice of God spoke to me: “You are about to set sail on an exciting adventure. My hand is heavy upon your daughter. I love her more than you do. I heard your prayer and Miranda will not be overweight. You are going to the other side. Miranda will live to be very old. I will carry you for the next six weeks. You will run and not be weary. You will walk and not faint.” I fell to my knees. My heart trembled…

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    While at work the past two weeks I observed a recurring conflict. Two weeks ago a patient presented to the Medical Surgical nurses states with a Demographic face sheet and told me he was there for fluids. I kindly asked the man if he knew where he was suppose to go and he told me “last week when I was back in outpatient infusion area, they told me I would be out here today”. I said it would be one moment because I needed to make sure this is where he was supposed to be and if he was supposed…

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    Ashten Lolley The Miracle Birth Payton Holmes, a young, beautiful woman at the age of twenty-one was a kindergarten teacher at the River Town elementary school. A stunning man by the name of Haden Clark was twenty-three years old and was a post office worker in that town. Payton and Haden had attended the same church since they were little children. It was now that Haden was older that he realized the admiration and love he had for Payton. One day as Mrs. Holmes was teaching her…

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    Mona Lisa Visual Analysis

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    In light of John Searle’s claim that the Background plays an important role in determining the content of a visual perception, two people can view the same Mona Lisa painting and have non-identical visual experiences. Even if they have equal mental and physical functions, are equally distanced from the painting, and are standing in the same angle in respect to the painting, the visual experience for two people is unique to each individual because the ability to interpret and generate meaning…

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    The Mona Lisa is one of the famous world-renown paintings in our era today. One reason why people say the Mona Lisa is famous is because many people are fascinated by the mysteriousness the woman in the portrait displays. I never understood why Mona Lisa why? But I did some research and I found out back in the day around the 1850’s to the 19th century the Mona Lisa was not the most famous painting in the world. Paintings made by Raphael were much more popular than any other paintings during…

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