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    The Importance of Friendship Friendship is, by definition, a relationship between two friends. Some believe that friendships are a necessity for human life. Joseph Conrad was a man who grew up not having many friends. As a young child he had missed school quite a bit from illnesses (Kathleen Wilson 200). This made it hard to have close relationships with other children. He did however gain a love for literature and the sea from his father at a young age (www.notablebiographies.com). This is more than likely where his novelette “The Secret Sharer” derived from. In Joseph Conrad’s novelette, “The Secret Sharer” he uses the relationship between the two main characters, the captain and Leggatt, to portray the theme of friendship. He uses characterization and diction to convey how important friendships really are in human life. Joseph Conrad was born in 1875 in Berdyczew, Poland. He grew up with a father who had a love for literature, so naturally, Conrad grew to love it also. “His father was a writer and a translator of the works of William Shakespeare (1564–1616)” (www.notablebiographies.com), and this made Conrad have an attraction to writing as well. A child that grows up seeing their dad have a passion for something so strongly, it would only be natural for the child to develop this same “addiction” so to speak. From a young age, Conrad had had an overwhelming fascination for the sea. As he grew to be a teenager, this draw towards the sea grew stronger. He had always had…

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    and the frightening feeling of the unknown? If you take all of those feelings and heighten them to a new level that is how I felt. I have been on pins and needles all today, packing to go off to college. Because of my desire to pursue a degree in education, I had chosen to attend Texas A&M University, which was three hours away from my hometown. After several trips to the car, I was just about ready to hit the road. I traveled with no idea what to expect starting school in a completely new city.…

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    Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley and Anthony Minghella’s 1999 screen adaptation of the same name delve into the life of a man with a talent for impersonation, fraud and his desire to obtain a lush lifestyle beyond his means. Sexuality and eroticism play a key role in the film adaptation. The precursor novel does not portray Tom Ripley as an overt homosexual, it displays the character as a sexually ambiguous individual. However, in the film it is evident that Ripley would rather…

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    is when Gault murdered Rachael. Cornwell had had Kay and Benton go back and forth talking about the scene and using words such as crimson blood and fleshy white. This was my opinion on the book From Potter’s Field. I have just connected to what Rachael might have felt when Temple Gault put the dead dog on her bed, I have visualized the life’s of the characters at the end of the book, and I have evaluated the whole book From Potter’s Field. Everything about this book is fantastic and I wish…

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    To some extent, the pursuit of hopes and dreams is a method of escaping the realities of everyday life for characters from both texts. In Kerouac’s novel, the dreams of where the road might take them provide an escape for both Sal and Dean from a mundane East Coast lifestyle, and a way to forget the mistakes of the past. Similarly in Thompson’s piece, a voyage of revelation fueled by an underlying desire to understand the American Dream offers a chance to escape for Raoul and his attorney using…

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    Chandra is a 29-year-old female who was brought to the emergency room by the police after she reportedly try to still a bus. Because she appeared to be an “emotionally disturbed person, “ a mental health evaluation is being requested. According to the detective, Chandra threatened the driver with a knife, took over the almost empty bus, and crashed it into a building. Chandra’s friend, Kelly, was on the bus at the time and shared that they got on the bus at the same time in order to go to the…

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    homosexual was suffering from a mental disorder called “sociopathic personality disturbance (archive 1) being a homosexual openly would be hard at this time in the 1950’s because people had preconceived ideas of sexual perversion which caused conflict in society. At this time in history expressing your sexuality was more on the conservative side. This is what made Allen Ginsberg an unconventional writer, he was open and honest about being a homosexual. Even if Allen was disliked by many…

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    beatniks, a parody of the USSR’s “Sputnik” (Enck), the Beat Generation stands in stark contrast to 1950’s American culture. With the rapid emergence of a post-WWII society - suburbs and consumerism, traditional family values and an exclusion of the extreme - entered the authors who rejected it. Their ideology, shocking to those of their time, ultimately led to the creation of a nation-wide literary movement. The roots of this movement took place during 1944 near Columbia University, with the…

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    Ever wonder what life would be like in the future for us, for our children.There are many theories one of them is seen in the book Unwind by Neil Shusterman. In this book there was a war about abourtion the war ended when both sides decided on a compromise called unwinding. Unwinding is a procedure in which children between the ages of 13 to 18 have there body surgically removed and different people get different parts so instead of eye surgery you can just get a new one. now this book…

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    Zullo teaches the intermediate students. Gathering on the carpet for the initial part of the literacy block (one hour and fifteen minutes), Ms. Zullo began the whole-group lesson by reviewing what the students had been working on. They are completing a unit on Patricia Polacco, studying the author in-depth to discover what kind of person she is and how her life has influenced her writing. Ms. Zullo asked the students to brainstorm what they remembered about the author and wrote these ideas on…

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