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    “You must learn to lose, child. Some people is born to keep. Some is born to lose. ” This is a quote by mother from Sounder written by William H. Armstrong. This quote also addresses the book Our Town written by Thornton Wilder. Part of life is death and although many people fail to understand the concept, it is true. Everyone has at least one encounter with death during their lifetime that is not their own. In both Sounder and Our Town most of the characters have to experience the feeling of losing someone they loved. Mother and the boy from Sounder loose father after not seeing him for years and Mrs. Webb loses both of her children at young ages. No experience of death is the same and everyone reacts differently but one thing that these…

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    The book Sounder written by William Armstrong was first published in 1969 by Harper Collins. This true story revolves around an African - American family dealing with the hardships in their life. It concentrates particularly on the eldest son, ’the boy’ after the arrest of his father, leaving him the man of the family. Sounder focuses on man’s inhumanity to man, i.e, the discrimination during that time and emphasizes the value of having courage through the face of adversity. The book generally…

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    why a new team wouldn’t spark that same interest. All the fans who were left in the dust when the Supersonics moved, will be rejuvenated and able to offer their fan support once again. Based on the yearly attendance numbers for the Seattle Supersonics from the year 2000 to around 2007, we estimate that this new team will generate a yearly attendance upwards of 650,000 people. Potential: Although Seattle was without a professional basketball team for almost 8 years, the city’s large…

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    Sadness. It eats at your heart until there is nothing left but the bitter pain of emptiness and loneliness. The most difficult part is saying goodbye. There is no right time. There is no right way. There is just the grief that follows. Losing someone can devastated a person. They become blind to opportunities of happiness. In the stories Our Town by Thornton Wilder and Sounder by William H. Armstrong, death happens. How does a person move on after such a big loss? The boy in Sounder loses not…

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    incredible loss, and sadness, characters like Doc Gibbs, George, and the boy have found a way to make the best of their lives. In Sounder,by William H. Armstrong, characters suffered the loss of the dog and the father. Alongside the loss of many minor characters, the people from Our Town were faced with the deaths of Wally, Emily, Mrs. Gibbs, Simon, and Mrs. Soames. “Do human beings ever realize life while they live it,” pondered Emily. This quote from Our Town represents remorse of the dead,…

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    As the Stage Manager in Our Town said, “Life goes on.” This quotation reveals that everything has a beginning and an ending. The play by Thornton Wilder, and Sounder by William H. Armstrong, contain three perfect examples of people who had survived as their loved ones passed away. These character examples are the boy from the novel Sounder, and George and Editor Webb from the play. The boy lost his father, and his dog. George lost his wife, Emily, and his mother, Mrs. Gibbs. Finally Editor Webb…

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    “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?” People everyday take advantage of an average day and the cycle of life that every human being goes through, fictional and real. Being born, living life, and finally dying. It happens to real people and fiction characters alike, including characters from Our Town by Thornton Wilder and Sounder by William H. Armstrong. George Gibbs, a character from Our Town, has lived and suffered just like any other person due to the death of his young…

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    Fire Alarm System Essay

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    protected, low fire-risk location and preferably where people can see the indicators from outside the building. The security alarm system’s main panel is often installed in an out of the way location, such as the bedroom closet or laundry room. Powering the alarm system and associated devices The alarm system, usually put on its own individual branch circuit, uses the utility mains as the primary power, and a battery as a backup. The two supplies, in parallel, ensure uninterruptible power to the…

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    Marimba Research Paper

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    The marimba, a popular percussion instrument, has not only a rich sound, but a rich history. The instrument, which has a name that means “wood sounder” in African languages and “the goddess” in Guatemalan creates it’s sound with wooden bars and metal resonators. The first idea for marimbas came from Africa.“The xylophone was taken to Latin America by African slaves…”(“Marimba”, Encyclopedia Britannica) Calabashes, or a type of gourd, were replaced in Latin America by resonators made of metal.…

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    Opposition of Affirmative action isn’t just restricted to majority races that feel that an unequal admission process in unfair to them, its opposition has transcend to some minorities as well. Specifically Asian Americans who find “it's in their self-interest to fight affirmative action” on the basis that in the absence of Affirmative Action they have been able to increase their race’s probability of enrollment in educational institutions. Yet Asians “are in the position to leverage their…

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