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    Horowitz says this to Holden because he wants him to realize that the fish naturally survive this way. Even though the ducks are surrounded with ice, they let Mother Nature take its course by waiting it out and knowing they are going to survive. Horowitz goes on to say, “If you was a fish, Mother Nature 's take care of you, wouldn’t she?” Then he says, “You don’t think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya?” . This relates directly to Holden because he is afraid that he isn’t going to survive through these troubles in his life, but he does not realize that the ducks are going to survive because they are in their natural habitat, and so will he since he is in his natural habitat. Also, Horowitz talks about how it is tough for the fish to live because they are both stuck in a dangerous situation. Holden connects the living situation of the ducks and the fish to him because they do not know what to do in the ice but as well Holden does not know what to do in his near death situation. Horowitz is essentially saying that everything is part of nature, so they have to let everything take its course and then they will…

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    fittest before the quote. “The phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ has often been used to describe the circumstances of natural selection, the idea that only those most prepared to survive in their environments do so” (). In “To Build a Fire”, Jack London wrote about a man who decides to take a journey alone through the Yukon in the extreme cold; the temperature was 75 degrees below zero. The man had no experience, was single-minded, and had a lack of respect for the nature. Through “To Build a…

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    Louis Zamperini once said, “I’d made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had always finished the race” ( Louis Zamperini Quotes). From the terrifying sea to the torturous prison camps, this is how Zamperini lived his life. In his younger years, he experienced more than a man should in an entire lifetime. Throughout his incredible journey, he was mischievous, resilient, and courageous. Born to Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini experienced a rebellious childhood, always in…

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    stopped to be so inside the security fencing of the inhumane imprisonments. Inside the camps, detainees were not treated like people and along these lines adjusted carnal conduct important to survive. The "conventional good world" (86) Primo Levi refers to in Survival in Auschwitz, stops to exist; the implications and utilizations of words like "great," "wickedness," "just," and "uncalled for" start to combine and the contrasts between these perfect inverses get to be distinctly indistinct. To…

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    Survival In Auschwitz

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    tattooed on their arm. No longer an individual but just one of the millions; disposable. Once you take away someone’s identity you take away his or her only will to survive, the only thing that would give them motivation to fight for their lives. Once you have taken away their will you have won, they are good as dead, no longer fighting to survive. Towards the end of the book Primo says, “To destroy a man is difficult, almost as difficult as to create one: it has not been easy, nor quick, but…

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    In just one week, three teenagers die. First Johnny kills Bob to keep Bob from killing Ponyboy. Then Johnny dies from his burns from the church fire, and Dally dies when the police shoot him because he has a gun. The deaths of Johnny and Dally are really hard for the gang. It breaks up the only family they have. The deaths also scare Ponyboy. He realizes that things need to change; if things do not change, he could die, and he could lose the family he has left. Ponyboy and the other boys have…

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    The theme that stood out to me this week was that of community and community connections. In this commentary I will first I will talk about the hindrances that face teachers that are not native to small town communities. I will also address the problems of partnering with colleges and universities while being in a rural setting. Last I will address the idea of sharing personal histories helping student connect to each other through their similarities and differences. This week’s topic of…

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    This week, I was able to be more involved in the actual teaching within the classroom. Last week, I monitored student behavior a lot and made sure that everyone was on task when they were supposed to be. However, this week I taught morning meeting and skills block. During morning meeting, we would listen to the daily announcements on the overhead, then I would call everyone down to the carpet to sit in a circle. We began each day with a friendly greeting. This week it was “Brown Bear…

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    The Westcliff Wraith Hayden Andrews and her parents pulled up to their new house in Westcliff, California. “Well, this is it!” Hayden’s parents announced to her excitedly. What did they expect when they showed her this? “It looks like it’s 1,000 years old.” Hayden said, unenthusiastically. Hayden always seemed to have this sixth sense on getting good or bad vibes from people or places, and this place gave off major bad vibes. It was kind of weird, but Hayden decided to give it a shot. Her…

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    The Canterbury Tales Essay

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    The story values dreaming and makes a huge point that they should never be ignored, even if someone’s pride tells them differently. Also, if one does have a dream, and something seems deceiving about it, do not be fooled, as it could lead to death. Field states, “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale says that even those who do not like his tale can benefit from it.” Field says that everyone who reads this tale can learn the lessons, and the meanings of the story. People can use these lessons in everyday life…

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