Richard Masur

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  • OIT: A Short Story

    My first week at OIT was rough. The physical environment was alien, my emotions were like a rollercoaster, and I had trouble with my friend groups. Luckily the best therapy was time. My home was one thing that never changed in my life. I lived in the same house since I was one-year-old. I know that house like I built it. Moving into my own room, five far hours away, was a freaky idea. On campus I was immediately shocked by the crisp wind chill whipping off Klamath lake. I was fascinated by the sidewalks that maneuvered across the grass quads between buildings. Hiking up to “The O” at night yielded a view of the city glowing I had never had such undisturbed access to. The night sky swarmed with stars. Inside the Residence Hall was an environment all its own. I recall opening the door to my dorm for the first time. My parents standing behind me. The first thing I noticed were the dark brown wardrobe closets on both sides of the door reaching from the dark blue carpet to uneven ceiling tiles. The bed was about a foot and a half off the ground; a stark change from my bed at home that wouldn’t let my feet touch the ground when sitting off the edge. A wood desk in the corner with four drawers; that would be the location where I produce my best work. Ever since my parents said goodbye I easily get sad when I glance at something in my room that provokes a memory with my family. The distance from home conjured up a feeling of homesickness I had not experienced since I was young.…

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  • Figurative Language In Richard Cory, By Edwin Arlington Robinson

    “Richard Cory”, written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, portrays a man’s life story only through the effect of his personality upon those who admire him. The poem is separated into four stanzas, each unfolding a different aspect of the protagonist’s life represented by the townspeople. This poem is devoid of almost any literary elements and figurative language; however, the words themselves still have resonance. By formulating assumptions and opinions of how the other half lives, the “people on the…

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  • Literary Analysis: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

    town as appearance-based, a place full of people who only care about a spotless reputation and how the rest of the world sees them. The first textual example is “a mean town, a hard, stingy town,” where the author is referring to the deeper description of Hadleyburg. The narrator uses this quote to explain how Hadleyburg may seem like an utterly perfect community with core values and strong morals, but underneath they only care about the way they look and how to keep a chaste name. The second…

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  • Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies Essay

    Stephen King, a talented horror fiction writer, published an article in Playboy magazine called “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” The author tries to prove modern day horror movies are a relief of violence and also can calm the negative nerves in the mind. In several ways these things can be related to real life situations. My relief of violence is dancing around in my room and reading my bible and horror movies allows us a chance to indulge in that sick imagination of ours so we do not act on them,…

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  • The Importance Of Forgiveness In Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Fighting is always easier than forgiving, for placing blame brings no tarnish to oneself. As humans (and seagulls) we cannot hope to move forward without leaving what holds us down behind us. In Richard Bach’s novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull, forgiveness is weaved throughout the tale of a seagull, daring to go beyond the norm, facing the consequences for the pursuit of happiness. Despite his banishment from the rest of the flock, Jonathan begins the discoverence of the secrets of flying by…

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  • Zinn Under Control Analysis

    What does Zinn mean by “Under Control?” What I believe Zinn means by using the phrase “under control” is that the government had the opposite of over control. It is apparent the government lacked control in just about every aspect during this time. Meaning the system was out of control because there was a lack of control. The first indication that the government was loosing control during this time was found in the view of the United States citizens. People no longer had any trust in or showed…

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  • Virgin Group: The Success Of Richard Branson's Leadership Model

    The companies vary from selling books, mobile phones, and recently moving into the airline, train, finance, and resorts industries. The success of Virgin is reflected by Richard Branson’s personality and leadership style of openness and master negotiation skills. Team-building and approaching situations with a consultant perspective were skills that Branson used in daily decisions. The customer service aspect of all of the companies that Virgin Group was the parent company to be focused on…

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  • The Things They Carried Free Response Analysis

    Diana Bonilla AP English Lit Mrs. Nellon 12 September 2015 The Things They Carried Free Response Essay Prompt 3 Throughout the story, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien speaks and leads us through his experience and participation in the Vietnam War. He speaks about the time he is drafted until the time that he revisits Vietnam, although the story is not told in that order. In the chapter, “On the Rainy River,” Tim O’Brien walks us through his emotional reaction to being drafted for the…

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  • Impact Of Interest Groups On Foreign Policy

    The US is the most powerful state in the world. Not surprisingly, US foreign policy is influential throughout the world. Political parties, interest groups, the media, and the American public are the four most influential extra-governmental actors in US foreign policy making. In this essay, I will discuss whether political parties, the media, interest groups, or the American public has the greatest impact on US foreign policy. First, I will discuss political parties impact on US foreign policy.…

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Presidency Of John F. Kennedy

    President, the Catholic Church might use his position, and try to integrate the pope’s views with American national policy. Before the WV primary, JFK made a locally televised speech detailing/explaining how he would keep the separation of Church and State while in office as President to ease peoples worry about him being a Catholic president. He won the primary by sixty percent (“Kennedy is Elected”). Jack won on the first ballot during the Democratic National Convention in 1960 and Lyndon B.…

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