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    have anything to hide, are perfectly made, and don’t have sorrows. Mr. Hooper, a minister from the story “The Ministers Black Veil,” wore a veil as a symbol of sadness and grief to hide his face. My analysis will help define how this short story reflects on today’s modern society. We all have veils over our faces that’s not visible, yet we still judge others because of theirs. We often express our feelings about things we shouldn’t. Yes, we are welcomed to have our own opinion, but sometimes our opinion could be hurtful or mean. In the story “The Ministers Black Veil,” a woman muttered, “I don’t like it. He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face.” The way a person feel about another person shouldn’t change because of a less appealing change in their appearance. A cause of change in appearance could mean something different is going on in their life. Instead of the lady keeping her opinion about the Minister to herself, she talked about him. Being that she’s much older, (as stated in the story that she’s an old lady), others probably look up to her and followed the same judgement. This is how younger kids learn such judgmental behavior growing up. They watch older people be judgmental, then the kids think judging someone by the way they look is okay to do. Helping someone or being a friend to them will not hurt your existence. Those who may appear gloomy, shy, or alone might just need someone to be there for them. As stated in the story…

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    Slender Man Research Paper

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    Men In Black, and as the name suggests, appears very thin and able to stretch his limbs and torso to inhuman lengths in order to induce fear and ensnare his prey” (creepypasta.wikia.com). The thing is, like most rational would assume, Slender Man is a made-up creature, something akin to what you would see in a Scooby Doo cartoon. Unlike most internet hoaxes, myths, and urban legends, the story of Slender Man can be traced back to the moment of its creation: On June 10th, 2009, the story of…

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    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury is a story about two boys who live in Greentown, Illinois. The two boys, Jim and Will grow up quickly in a few days when a carnival comes to town and they must try to help the lonely people of the town who long for something. The carnival feasts upon the town's people who long for something more and turns them into freaks that become part of the carnival. Disney also turned Bradbury's book into a movie that was released in 1983 and had Bradbury…

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    Ray Bradbury that you have to read closely to catch. While he is more widely known for his science fiction and dystopian novels, Bradbury can write a very detailed realistic fiction. Therefore, we will have to dig deeper to find the true meaning of Bradbury's words. The certain elements that I will explore include character, themes, style, plot, and setting. The characters in Dandelion Wine are crucial to the plot of the book, especially Doug. He faces many things that shape his opinions, or…

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    In Ray Bradbury's novel, Dandelion Wine, the author uses a variety of rhetorical devices to point out on Douglas Spaulding's imagination. In the authors writing, he uses metaphors and personification to portray Douglas's vision of summer. He describes the main character's hometown as "swarming seas of elm and oak and maple" and "early-morning stream" these are metaphors, it allows readers to visualize the setting of his home and symbolizes how summer is slow and steady. In addition, the author…

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    Dandelion Wine and The Time Machine are two very famous classics, and continue to work their way into everyone’s hearts to this day. The author’s purpose is also known as a theme, or symbol of the book. Both Dandelion Wine and The Time Machine have many themes, and symbols. These books are used in many programs that my foreign friends go to and use their English skills for good things. For example, my friend in India uses these books in his school. These books are great, and have many things to…

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    Zachary Binhaji #1003604520 Kagan and Death Kagan starts with the supposition that the death of a man's body brings about the finish of that individual's presence, as there is no proof that humans can live without a body. With that stance, he makes the inquiry- if death is the end of our reality, then in what capacity can the absence of life be terrible for us? While some would state that passing is especially awful for the survivors of the perished since they miss the individual who's passed…

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    My First Fear Analysis

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    is something that I’ve always had a hard time doing. Doctors tell me that my fear should lessen as I get older but I see it staying the same or getting worse. Fears I feel are something that everyone has. It may be the simple fear of clowns or something serious like dying. I’ve had the same two fears since I started kindergarten. When I had my finger poked at my checkup for school I started to form this awful fear of hospitals and needles. At that appointment I fainted right in the chair and…

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    Death Penalty Prohibited

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    death penalty is a expensive, inaccurate, and outdated way of dealing with crime, that should be prohibited. To begin the death penalty is a very expensive process. Every year in the United States of America about one hundred thirty seven million is spent on this punishment, this huge amount of money is being wasted on an unnecessary use. It could go to much more important causes such as something towards the economy; like poverty, child imbursement or health care. Although not all of the…

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    All three of the poems and short stories I chose have similarities. The authors in all three stories/poem are similar because they talk about love in many different ways. In the poem, When I Am Not with You," written in 1922 by Sara Teasdale, the narrator is explain how lonely she feels when she 's not with her other half. Right here she 's already stating how much she loves him and miss him. In the short story, "Falling in Love," written somewhere between 1823 - 1904 by Grace Greenwood, she 's…

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