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    not have the courage or strength to push through troubled times, and many people fall short. In the stories “Up the Slide” by Jack London and “Glow in the Dark” by Gary Paulsen, the main characters go through an ordeal, and manage to persevere. While Clay, the main character of “Up the Slide”, faces a physical hardship, the narrator of “Glow in the Dark” faces an emotional ordeal. The themes of the texts are similar in a way, but the mood of the story helps establish a clear, strong theme. Both authors use mood to show how the main characters go through ordeals and push past them, but while Jack London uses the mood to show Clay’s determination, Gary Paulsen uses…

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    My Mom's Best Friends

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    I wasn’t happy with that suggestion since I really wanted to go on the blow up slide, but I had not wish to be rude, so I reluctantly replied with “ok.” As we went around the festival all I could think about the blow up slide, sure the other rides were fun, but I was convinced that the slide will be so much better. The closer and closer we got to the slide, the harder and harder it became to hold in my excitement, which caused me to start to bounce around. Matt just kept laughing at me making me…

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    Lap Pool Narrative

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    standard procedure has been instilled in all employees, making it a habit. And when the green clock on the microwave changes to 2:27, I slowly make my over to my first stand at the smaller lap pool. Of the two pools, the leisure pool always seem to be more busy than the lap pool most likely due to the fact that it has two water slides, a current, and water features. My mind then goes through all of the information on the City of Overland Park website that every guard has to know. “This heated…

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    summer, summer.” The bell finally rang and everyone started running to the parking lot. Everybody was rushing to go eat lunch and hang out with their friends. I on the other hand included myself into my neighbor, Taylor’s plans. He asked me if I would like to help him build a slip n’ slide but he never would’ve thought I’d invite my friends to enjoy it too. It was just the beginning of a long day that ended in a disaster. It all started on a sunny day when I went over to Taylor’s house to help…

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    The Waterslide Linde Kramer My heart was pounding as I raced down the snake-like waterslide. I plunged into the icy water. The line was getting shorter. If I hurried, I could go again and not have to wait very long! A little boy wildly shot out of the slide. He surfaced, gasping for breath. Wow, I didn't know that supposedly innocent waterslide could be so intense for young children! I looked up at the Florida sun. I felt like I was trapped inside an oven whenever I was out of the water. A slow…

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    Do you know that feeling when you see something, or hear something so good that it couldn’t be true? Or hear of a story that at start you believe is fake, but then start to believe it after you witness something the same as the story? I knew that slides were fun, without water or not. And it was an opinion that I deeply believed in, that these things were fun. I believed them for so long until I went on vacation and saw the bad part about having fun. One day, when me, my mom, and my dad were…

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    after it calmed down we ate lunch at pizza hut. Then we just drove the rest of the way to my house after stopping at a gas station in Cambridge to use the bathroom all because of my sister and I got a pop and chips while we were there. Then when we got home we unloaded everything from the cars I had to carry most of the bags to our table in our kitchen. Jamestown, a town this is in the middle of nowhere it's like north branch in size anyway, but this town has more churches and other thing…

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    way pulling his students into line and teaching them. Third and in my opinion the most persuasive reason is because it made everyone feel a part of the group, and all the outsiders became the insiders and they felt like they fit in. 2. What part did the creation of “rules” have in creating the expectations and enthusiasm of the class? The rules played a huge part in the experiment because they made the students very enthusiastic to be a part of it. Some of the rules that would have appealed to…

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    all parents to inform them of the plans. Collected health forms. Leadership and policy: Leadership is about behavior. Policy is about rule making. What is your position on rules? I think rules and guidelines are essential in maintaining order and consistency. Do you utilize rules as absolutes or as guidelines? It depends on the rule. Some rules, such as no alcohol, no smoking, no drugs and no fighting, are absolutes and should be expected of everyone. The breaking of these sorts of…

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    In the stories, “Oedipus Rex” and “The Joy Luck Club”, the characters of the stories are placed in a society where they are guided by rules, with the people and events in these stories the characters are shaped to go against the standard and rule to shift their identity, but the characters change themselves, but the way they change can be beneficial but can also ruin everything. There are people in these large event, who we interact with and with these interaction we learn and take what we…

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