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    Betty Bivins Edwards’ is a well-known Artist out of Macon, Georgia. Ms. Edwards’ started painting with watercolors in the 1970s. However, during a visit to Oxford, England while studying medieval art, she experienced an inspirational moment that defined her future to become an artist. After visiting the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia and looking at the different paintings and potteries that were on display at the museum, two particular pictures caught my attention that was painted by an Artist who is known as Betty Bivins Edwards’. The name of the painting is how the arts saved Macon, which was painted by Ms. Betty Edwards’ in 2014. Also, the medium that was used for her extraordinary painting was acrylic paint on canvas, and the scale of this magnificent piece of art was 78” w x 54” h (Edwards’, 2014). Ms. Edwards’ painting caught my attention because of the beauty she displayed of the city of Macon, in addition to the many shades of acrylic paint that she used in her painting and how she captured the many events that take place in Macon. Also, the different shapes of buildings the artist painted of how the arts saved Macon. Moreover, I believe the message that Ms. Edwards’ conveyed to all those that view her canvas of Macon, Georgia, is the…

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    cons. One major down side for me is that they do not offer my major there, or anything even relatively close. Also their core classes are not very helpful if you are looking to transfer to another school after two years. The way their core classes work is there are two different options, Great Books and Integrative Program. As I was comparing the Integrative Program to UGA’s and GCSU’s core classes they did not align at all. A positive side to Mercer is their small classes. The largest class…

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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…

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    is no exception. In this novel, the main character Macon (Milkman) Dead III had always subconsciously thought that he has no future. Morrison makes it seem that he is doomed to follow in his father’s footsteps of isolation and insensitivity. He is swallowed by both his parents’ fears, insecurities, and greed. This essentially stuns his emotional growth and development as he ages and causes him to lose himself. He is unable to regain his lost personality until he is well into adulthood and goes…

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    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--When Elijah Macon committed to West Virginia University as a sophomore in high school, tall expectations were placed upon him. He was predicted to do big things but never quite lived up to his potential. On Saturday afternoon, Macon played with fire and passion and emerged as the athlete everyone thought he would. The Cincinnati, Ohio native recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds and one assist in the Mountaineers 83-74 double overtime victory against Texas Tech. “That’s the Elijah…

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    In this specific section, the author is going through Macon Dead’s past, but presenting it as if it is the present. Since this is written from a 3rd person omniscient point of view, with the section above, we learn about the thoughts of Ruth’s dad and how he feels about her odd “inappropriate” behavior. Through these passages, Morrison reveals that the source of Ruth’s psychological issues come from the death of her mother and the inappropriately close relationship that develops with her father…

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    Reading through the first few chapters of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, I can already tell a lot about the Dead family; one big thing that I noticed is that Macon Dead is very skeptical about African Americans, despite the fact that he is African American as well. Macon Dead was born into a poor family and had to work his way up to where he is currently in the book. Although Macon Dead has been through it, and knows what it is like to be poor, he does not give sympathy for those who are not…

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    Tyler’s The Accidental Tourist Macon is faced with the destruction of his home. The descriptive analysis used to portray the pipe burst that floods Macon’s home exposes the atmosphere not just in the house, but also in Macon. Before Tyler even begins describing the scene the demeanor is already implied by the weather. This part of the novel takes place in the dead of winter just after a snowstorm. Winter is usually associated with the cold and that piercing wind chill that goes right through…

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    The Accidental Tourist is a novel written by Anne Taylor originally published in 1985. She has thirteen novels published so far, and over fifty short stories written. The Accidental Tourist introduces us to main protagonist, Macon Leary, and the life changes he goes through after a “divorce”. Macon is married to Sarah for about twenty years, until she decides to end the relationship and separate. However, the divorce papers are not signed, so it was more of a mini separation. In the beginning of…

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    In The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler describes the life of a man named Macon, and different occurrences that completely transform him. From the start of the novel, the reader learns about Macon’s dark past and the subsequent negative and positive repercussions that resound throughout his life. Tyler then displays how these changes have impacted his life in an unpredictable yet entirely positive way. For instance, only a few years before the book begins, Macon’s son had been killed while he was…

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