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    ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’ is a short story written by an American author known as Ernest Hemingway. The story was at first distributed in 1933 in the Scribner’s Magazine. The plot is staged in a late night café centering on an old man who happens to be deaf and is reveler on this particular night. Being the only client of the evening, he prefers dining when the night grows still (Hemingway 149). From the old man's way of life, there is evidence of theme of loneliness with the old man…

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    Interview Novelist Manuel Puig “Homosexuality is not something we should judge. More importantly: the act doesn’t make you homosexual.” Readers of novelist Manuel Puig will never forget the novels of the Argentine man. Using innovative narrative techniques, dark comedy and particularly film, Manuel Puig has been a very successful writer. Born in 1932 in General Villegas, a small town on the Argentine pampas, Puig began studying English at the age of ten, to get a better understanding in…

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    Plot Summary: “The Old Man and The Sea,” written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1952, relates the difficult life of an old Cuban fisherman that struggles in his profession for a long period of time until he catches the biggest fish in his life. The story begins presenting readers the fact that Santiago, the old fisherman, has been eighty-four days without catching a fish. This uncomfortable situation leads Manolin, a teenager who works with Santiago, to leave him under his father’s…

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    Tanti Merle at the Oval is a story which encompasses features of Caribbean life with the use of Caribbean dialect, humor and cricket. The tale is based upon the mannerism of the writer’s aunt before and during a visit to a cricket match at the oval. The events that take place draw attention to issues within the Caribbean based on identity, gender and sexual relations. Identity is what defines an individual; their qualities, beliefs, experiences and overall way of life. Caribbean people are…

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    “The Old Man and the Sea” Final Paper Ernest Hemingway wrote the story “The Old Man and the Sea” in a way that does not make manifest the point of whether or not the protagonist, Santiago, is successful after returning home from the sea. When seeing the sole person he cares about, Manolin, he feels relieved after having been gone for so long. At the same time the villagers realize that the feat Santiago had achieved was unrivaled by any of the other villagers’ accomplishments. The fact that he…

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    security issue that impacts the entire international system. The South China Sea debacle has been rife with conflict for not only the claimants involved. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines are all tangled up in a dispute of territorial and jurisdictional claims over a vital and influential expanse of sea. Cooperation has been attempted, but a resolution has yet to be found. The South China Sea issue provides a perfect example of a security dilemma which has arisen as a…

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    Hooked on Fishing Some people never get to experience the thrill of fishing or they just don’t like it. I am lucky enough to have an uncle with the same interests as me. I thought that getting up early on the Sunday before the last week of school would be horrible. I was at my grandma’s house and was getting up to go fishing on my uncle’s boat. I had gone fishin previously, but only in small ponds with small fish. We drove all the way to Lewiston on a windy day and put the boat in the water.…

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    “You can't cross the sea by merely standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore In life, there are two different types of people, the people who watch from the sidelines, and those who dare to compete. The latter type can oftentimes be found doing the extreme, i.e. extreme sports. Extreme sports can alter one’s perspective on life. These sports can assist people in stepping out of their comfort zones. In many cases, extreme sports have had calming effects on its participants and…

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    Ching Shih In China

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    The word “pirate” still conjures the image of a rugged British man with an eye patch, a parrot and a unpleasant accent. Yet the world’s most successful pirate was Chinese, and a woman. While female pirates weren’t uncommon off the coast of Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries, one woman stood above them all. Known as the “Pirate Queen of the China Sea’s and Madame Ming”, Ching Shih was one of the prettiest and most dangerous pirates in history. She was a well-known female pirate in late Qing…

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    ones with exceptional grit eventually reach redemption. The novella The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, illustrates the idea of redemption throughout the story. The Old Man and the Sea is an ambiguous novel about a fisherman named Santiago, who hadn’t caught a fish in 84 days so he goes out into the ocean for a few days to redeem himself. One of the underlying themes found in The Old Man and the Sea is the theme of redemption and how Santiago needs to prove his worth to himself, his…

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