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    multiple times to accomplish his dreams, but failed. Later, after a tragic accident, he decided to become a journalist. Before he died, he set sail for one last attempt at being the first person to ever cross the whole Antarctic. When Ernest Shackleton was younger, he had gone and “joined the merchant navy at the age of 16” (BBC). After his adventure with the leading Naval Officer and explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, he wanted to be the first man to step foot on the Antarctic. Shackleton had become sick while on his first expedition to the South Pole. He returned home, became a journalist, and decided to go back and attempt twice more at being the first to step foot on the South Pole. His dreams got crushed when the “Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached” the South Pole/Antarctic first (Biography.com). Once his dreams came crashing down, he made a new goal to accomplish: being the first to ever cross the whole Antarctic. Because of “unfulfilled ambitions and failed business,” Shackleton had to leave “his men unpaid and his family with debts” (Shackleton). “On August 1, 1914, the same day Germany declared war on Russia, Shackleton departed London on the ship Endurance for his third trip to the South Pole. By late fall the crew had reached South Georgia, an island in the southern Atlantic. On December 5, the team departed the island, the last time Shackleton and his men would touch land for an astonishing 497 days” (Biography.com). By January 1915, the ship had become…

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    • In what context should the Endurance expedition be analyzed? As a scientific endeavor? An entrepreneurial venture? An exercise in imperial opportunity? By what criteria should the expedition be evaluated? Given your answer to the preceding question, was it a success or a failure? The Endurance expedition fits in all three contexts of imperial, scientific and entrepreneurial. Ernest Shackleton used his journalist contacts in order to promote the expedition. Shackleton was not able to…

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    Journeys for Fame Competitiveness is like a wild animal. Once aroused, it can’t be controlled. In the year 1911, Roald Amundsen, a figure in polar exploration, began his long journey to the South Pole, in Antarctica. He became the first person to ever succeed this dangerous objective. Only 16 years later, in 1927, a pilot named Charles Lindbergh prepared to fly from New York all the way to Paris. A $25,000 award was set up by a hotel owner in New York City for whoever could accomplish this…

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    What does it mean to be mature? Maturity can be classified in a variety of sections such as emotional, physical, and intellectual. Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, excels in emotional maturity. “Emotional maturity is defined as the strength and courage to actualize individual abilities within the frame of social demands” (Landau and Weissler, 100). From the beginning of the novel, Charlie bears more emotionally mature traits than the adults and the higher classed children showcase…

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    Roald Forester's Contribution To The War

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    him network to socialize with famous authors(Middleton). One day, an influential journalist named C.S. Forester asked Roald Dahl to write his point of view about the war that happened recently for a newsletter titled, Saturday Evening Post. He eventually wrote his feelings and experience when becoming a fighter pilot. Ten days after he submitted his entrée to the newsletter, Forester wrote back to him, “Did you know you were a writer? I haven’t changed a word.”. Since that day, he has gotten his…

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    Regrets There are few moments in my life I truly regret. Few moments where I wish I could turn back the ever-moving hands of time and change the outcome of a series of events. When I was very young, about seven or eight, my parents sat me down and told me how they no longer loved each other, how I should not think of this as any fault of my own, and how they would always love me no matter what happens to them. I knew they were lying though, and it wasn’t until I was ten that anyone could have…

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    “Lamb to the Slaughter”, a short story written by the celebrated author Roald Dahl, is a story that follows Mary Maloney, a pregnant housewife who had recently found out her husband, a chief detective, was going to leave her. Out of desperation, Mary murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then concealing her wrongdoing and discarding the murder weapon by encouraging the policemen who were investigating the murder to eat it. The most salient idea the author explores is the betrayal;…

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    Mary Maloney killed her husband, In the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” Roald Dahl describes Mary Maloney’s reaction to her husband's news. Mrs. Maloney shows very atypical, clever and manipulative skills throughout the story but more so after having killed her husband. The author Dahl wrote this short story in the 1950’s when women were expected to be housewives after working in the place of men. Men were now back from world war II and they expected to be well treated by their wives. Not every…

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    Brute strength; a physical and emotional characteristic needed to commit the murders of Henry Clerval and William Frankenstein. A being capable of such strength must have been large in stature, which The Creature was. Therefore, The Creature must be guilty and rightfully punished. The Creature, being great in size, was capable of wrapping his hands around the two victim’s necks, leaving behind black marks. Because of this evidence and The Creature’s characteristics, it can be concluded that The…

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    Do you think that a pregnant woman can kill her husband? in the short story lamb to the slaughter written by Roald Dahl is about a pregnant married women named Mary Maloney that with a frozen lamb leg murders her detective husband Patrick Maloney that was cheating on her with another woman. The short story takes place in a small American home around the mid-1950s. ‘’lamb to slaughter’’ shows you should never underestimate females because they are capable of murder just as men are The author…

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