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    Franklin D. Roosevelt was once quoted saying, “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds”. Within this world of endless possibilities, nothing is certain but the unforeseen. Every person is given the extraordinary power to compose their course of existence, presuming that the individual can summon up the courage to challenge one’s fate. In Arthur Golden’s novel Memoirs of a Geisha, Sayuri Nitta recalls her experiences throughout her journey of becoming a geisha. Sayuri Nitta, whose original name was Chiyo Sakamoto, is a strikingly beautiful girl who grew up in an impoverished fishing family in Yoroido. At the age of nine, she was sold by her troubled father to a geisha house in Gion, while her older sister Satsu was…

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    1) I have never chosen to read a nonfiction book on my own time because when I think nonfiction I oftentimes think of something boring and dry. The ones I have read have been strictly informational and in general very uninteresting. However, I am excited to read a biography as as of late there have been quite a few I have wanted to read and I think I will find them more interesting than what I traditionally associate with nonfiction books. 2) I am reading the memoir Let's Pretend This Never…

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    Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Rwanda, here are only a few countries in which children are used to fight and endure war up close. Throughout history and many cultures children have been used for direct part ( actual soldiers), support roles (spies and messengers), and even political advantages ( human shields and propaganda). This is the cruel reality that these children face everyday. During their time in an environment like this the children are indoctrinated by many different tactics. In A…

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    Memoirs Of A Geisha

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    The book I chose, was Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden. It starts with a young girl, Chiyo San. She lives in a old house, with an older sister, father, and very ill mother. He father cant keep paying for the two girls, and keep his wife healthy. So in order to buy his wife‘s medicine, he sells the two girls to a man who pays for young girls, to be shipped to a geisha house. Her sister and her are split and both plan to run away from their houses. Chiyo then runs into a famous geisha, who…

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    Geisha Research Papers

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    The duty and role of a geisha is very important to the Japanese culture. They have entertained noble and wealthy people since the 1600s in the Edo period. Most people think that geisha are just women who wear too much makeup, wear kimonos, and wooden slippers. There is a lot more to them and their craft than people think. In fact, it takes many years of training and studying to be able to entertain for the higher class. Geisha usually work and entertain people at teahouse and parties. They are…

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    Grandma Memoir

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    Memoir My Grandma’s name was Joann Hassel she was a woman who loved her family and she touched every one’s life that she met. Grandma loved to bake, make and paint ceramics, watch her grandkids play sports, and tell stories. She used to tell stories all the time and to every one she knew and I’m going to tell you her final story. October 26th 2016, was the day my grandma was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Bile duct cancer, also called cholangiocarcinoma, is a cancer in the tubes that…

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    Memoir Thief

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    MEMOIR FLASH DRAFT: BROOKE GEORGE It was an ordinary day in my house when I heard my dog walking around. I could hear the pitter patter of his tiny feet. Delighted by the sound, I went to go find and play with him, but then it hit me. He wasn’t there anymore. I remember when the tragedy happened, where and how. Like I was traveling back in time. The year was 2012 and it was a normal Sunday evening where the sun had just started to set, when it was time to go get our first pet, a puppy to be…

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    My Memoir

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    My Memoir “Come on Savannah just let me read my book to you, it won't take very long. It will help me become a better writer”, my sister proclaimed. “Cheyanne I don't want you to read me your book. You know that I don't like books, so stop trying ”, I yelled as I slammed my door. I said this in fourth grade, and little did we know that about a year later I would be eating my words. Over my fifth grade year I started to love books because I would spend all my time inside because all my friends…

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    Analysis Of My Memoir

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    For my final paper I chose to work on translating my memoir. I chose to do my memoir because, it is the paper that I had the closest emotional connection with, and therefore I felt like I could do the best work on. By this same token I chose to write a screenplay because I felt the closest connection film. Having a connection to my work helps me to bring it to life, so I didn’t want to do anything that I wasn’t passionate about. This along with the fact that I felt like my memoir would make an…

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    Snapshot Memoir Analysis

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    A snapshot memoir is factual stories about someone’s life that is somewhat important to his or her life. I have many snapshot memoirs myself, however I have one snapshot memoir that is most important out of the rest. My most important snapshot memoir was when it was my first orchestra performance to the elderly and the young at the Sunrise Senior Living center. Whenever I think of the memory I can hear the tunes of the national anthem and God Bless America coming from the the wooden boards of…

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