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    rejection of the media’s portrayal of child geniuses whom she used to idolize and revere. Pop culture is the force which compels Jing-mei to develop her prodigy persona and eventually discern what endeavors she aspires towards as well as what her true passions are. Nevertheless, while Jing-Mei is undergoing this inner dialogue, her mother’s mindset regarding her potential remains stagnant, as evidenced by the repetition in her dialogue. Suyuan’s perspective differs from her daughter’s because she is filled with false hopes about the promise of opportunity in America and romanticizes the idea of Jing-mei becoming a prodigy. But her outlook is static, unlike that of her daughter which shifts to reflect a growing sense of uncertainty. She never falters in the sincere belief that Jing-mei is destined for greatness by virtue of being born in America. Perhaps the most poignant example of her repetitive, unchanging speech is her periodic use of the Chinese phrase “Ni Kan” to direct her daughter’s attention towards the success stories in the media: the very images which have propelled Suyuan towards an obsession with morphing Jing-mei into the paradigm of a child genius. This phrase is first heard near the opening of the story as Suyuan steers Jing-mei towards the image of Shirley Temple tapping and singing across the television screen, “My mother would take my arm and say, “Ni Kan. You watch,” and again later on when the buoyant Chinese girl is seen fervently playing the piano on…

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    The Humbug: A Short Story

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    people began actually living in Procrasti-Nation instead of just vacationing as it was meant to be, and the population became bigger and bigger. “Because of this, more and more work from around the lands was being left undone, thrown inside the vaults and never again being taken out, just forgotten. The three brothers tried contacting all the cities, warning people to stop, from Solitaireitory to Doodle District, and to their surprise everyone accepted their pleas and said they would get to…

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    Miranda’s Cheek. Her face turned red. “Wow. You feel this way about me? I’m sorry but This is Kevin,” Kevin walked up “My Fiance.” addressed Miranda ‘Your fiance,” ‘Yes, I met Kevin at the publishing company. He was the one who helped me,” Miranda closed the door and stood outside her door with Bob. “I flew all the way over here to confess my love for you and you already are engaged!” “Bob I’m sorry let me explain.” “No you don’t need to explain.” Bob said angrily “I’ll just be on my way. “No…

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    Ponithe A Short Story

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    Ponithea, princess of Chara, had always been a tricky soul. Soon after she was born, she had started shapeshifting into a small bird and flew around her house, annoying her brothers and sisters. Once she had aged and became a young woman, it was no different. As hard as her parents tried, they could not contain Ponithea. When she was sixteen, her parents had finally had enough. Her father, the ruling monarch, banished her to the island of Erimos. She was given a fortnight to pack her things, say…

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    disseminated into social and political munities. British professor Mathew Worley, at the University of Reading who wrote “Shot By Both Sides: Punk, Politics and the End of ‘Consensus’” illuminates, “There were high unemployment rates, inflation, and an increase of violence in British culture. Inflationary pressures inherited from the 1960s had led to a rise in unemployment and industrial conflict that combined to inaugurate a prolonged period of socio-economic and political unrest” (Worley). The…

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    Phantom Of The Opera

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    will always be there for you; therefore, no matter how dark it gets, the light to guide someone through challenging times will be music. After seeing The Phantom of the Opera, I met and spoke with the woman who at the time played Carlotta Giudicelli in the show. I told her that I did not really have any experience, but was interested in theater. She proceeded to tell me that she didn’t start studying music until her sophomore year in college, which is when someone will realize if he or she wants…

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    Never Cry Wolf Analysis

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    Never Cry Wolf By: Farley Mowat 1. “Never cry Wolf” by Farley Mowat was a novel about his scientific studies. At a young age Farley is captivated my nature, and finds himself becoming part of it. Farley in college finds himself interested in the scientific study of lupines, aka wolves. Mowat is soon employed to the artic in the summer, where he is assigned to study species of wolves, and the effect they have on caribou. Shortly after arriving he friends a local Eskimo named Mike, who is…

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    house in Scotland and meets an old man who is similarly to this father. Kincade took care of James Boned since when James Boned was 4 years old. James Boned told Kincade that bad mans is coming to kill him. Kincade did not tell him to get out of his house, he was preparing for a battle. Kincade knew that he could die and he will lose his house but he helped James Boned. Overall, Kincade illustrate the importance between the families. In conclusion, in 007 Skyfall Sam Mendes creates the…

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    In Prompt 1 we learn on how the effect of fear can change the ecosystem, and how it saved Yellowstone National Park. According to Sentence 8 in Prompt 1, "By the second year, the answer was obvious. In the parts of Yellowstone that the wolves hadn't yet reached, female elk grazed peacefully while their calves gambolled around them. " It was a scene out of a Disney film," said Laudre." The writer was meaning , that the wolves had not yet reached an area to whereas the female elks are,…

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    My Interview With A Nurse

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    In my brief two years of ED nursing, I have never met a woman who is able to demolish challenges like Gill. Technology, for instance, changes frequently, thus our daily processes change with it. However, Gill has always said "The biggest challenge you will face in nursing, is your own resistance to change. Nursing is constantly changing, if you fight changing with it, your career will be miserable. If you allow yourself to learn, great things can happen, and patients will ultimately benefit."…

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