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    Sometimes Love does not Conquer All Although love is usually considered to be a universal theme in literature known to “conquer all” it is better categorized as a theme that sometimes results in the ultimate failure of those pursuing it (Mork). The idea that love conquers all in literature is misleading because a large portion of literature opposes this theme. Throughout the readings of this semester, examples of love pursuits that result in failure are seen in “The Quadroons” and Charlotte Temple. Both pieces demonstrate the protagonist falling in love and expecting everything to work out, but this concept is not necessarily true. Outside of literature, love is defined as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person (dictionary.com). However, for love to conquer all, the couple must overcome obstacles rather than just feeling passionate for one another…

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    Trying to talk sense into him would just make him stubborn.” Rhodey looked around at them again. “Please tell me y’all aren’t okay with this.” Bruce shrugged. He didn’t look happy. “We’ll be there for them when it falls apart.” “Why are you guys so pessimistic about this?” Tony asked, exasperated. “Seriously? You think an inexperienced idealistic guy like Steve should be dating a thousand-year-old alien?” “Whatever happened to love conquers all?” Just then the elevator doors opened and a…

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    always did. You’re the best guy. You always were. If I’m not here you can still talk to me. You can talk to me and I’ll talk to you. You’ll see./ Will I hear you?/ Yes. You will. You have to make it like talk that you imagine. And you’ll hear me. You have to practice. Just don’t give up, Okay?” (McCarthy 279). The love they had for each other flourished and endured until the end; even till death. The father thought the world of his son and loved him with his whole heart because he was “the best…

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    In Will Weavers, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat”, Weaver focuses on the love story of Inge and Olaf. Ali Selim’s film, Sweetland, also focuses on the message of short story, maybe even more so the love that Inga and Olaf share. They both cover the same story of a woman who comes to America from Germany, for freedom and to marry someone she has never met. The man and woman struggle with finding someone to grant her citizenship, since the war just ended and she is of German nationality. Ultimately…

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    He expresses these points through many characters in this book; the Wife of Bath is proud of who she is, even if she goes against religious laws, and is still very devoted to religion, the Pardoner, though he’s a fraud, manages to be a decent human being by being honest, while being homosexual, and three religious figures, the Monk, the Prioress, and the Friar, all sin or are not visibly that religious despite their positions as spiritual figures. The Wife of Bath has a commanding presence to…

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    The morals of a nun include an oath to serve all other living beings, to leave the mainstream fashion and society, a life of celibacy, and to live her life in prayer. She, on the other hand, enjoyed her fine cloak and beautiful beads. Among the morality of the pilgrims, traveled a cheat, a scoundrel of the church. The pardoner came to join the journey to profit from his profession more than his usual. Unlike the nun, who was all grace and beauty, the pardoner was a grotesque man, with the…

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    this: If you genuinely desire to do the will of God and you are ashamed of sin (even if at times you lapse into it) then you are to be saved. If you were raised in tyranny and taught evil but wish to learn the love of God for no other reason than he commanded it and believe his warnings, then you are a child of God and can be saved by God’s Son. The difference is as clear as the difference between Jacob and Esau. Just as certain animals cannot understand the nature of man, those born of the…

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    can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that," Martin Luther King. It is no secret that the two strongest emotions are love and hate. Each of these emotions have the ability to drive people to do questionable things. For years, millions of people have been attracted to the idea that hate is the strongest feeling there is. While it is an extremely powerful feeling, it is not the strongest. That title belongs to love for a number of reasons. Nothing can get in the way of love, no…

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    Landon Carter Essay

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    family and self-centered teenager, wins the election of student body president. One of his duties is to attend the Homecoming dance, but he doesn’t want to go alone, so he asks Jamie Sullivan to be his date. Jamie, a girl he’s known since the 2nd grade, but never became friends with because she was never on his “social calendar” (pg. 17). That was the start of an unknowingly romance that soon develops into something strangely new for both of them. What makes this novel so interesting is the…

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    happy to hear that I’ve finally left behind that little farm. I must be honest when I say that i’m a little less than merry about having to go. The farm just isn’t what it used to be, however, Mother and Father aren’t making the money they used to. So it’s my turn to make my way in the world. I plan to get a job in the city and send what I can back to the farm. It’s my first time on a train and I must admit how terribly nervous I am. Living in the countryside my whole life I’ve never seen such a…

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