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  • The Breakdown Of Family In The Outsiders

    helps teenagers to get by is their friends. In “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, the breakdown of family is shown through the author’s family background, through the alienation of “real” families, and through the importance of friends with the gang or surrogate family. S.E. Hinton’s family background influenced her novel. Her parents, her real family, was not supportive. S.E. Hinton did not have a good family life. Her mother abused her physically and emotionally, and her father was not very close to her either (Smith 2). Hinton’s mother would pull her by her hair. Her mother also tried to burn her writings (Smith 3). Because of her unhappy life as a teenager, her goal was to have a happy family. It was hard because she was shy, and she felt like an outsider growing up (Smith 4). Not fitting in with others was hard, but it was also hard because of her family. Lang said that Hinton felt like “an outsider in her own family.” Both of her parents did not understand her and her reading and writing (2). Hinton just wanted to feel like she belonged, so she turned to her friends. She wrote the novel when she was fifteen and her father was dying from a brain tumor (Smith 3). Tribunella says, “Hinton attempted to write a novel she thought would represent the experiences of teenagers. That meant confronting directly some of the problems of adolescence: violence, conflicts with parents and others youths and feelings of alienation and isolation” (“Institutionalizing” 2). The “real”…

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  • Jesus Son By Denis Johnson

    Review Jesus’ Son is a novel written by Denis Johnson. The genre is Fiction. It is 133 pages long and is about 14 dollars. This novel was published in 1992. This book is a novel full of different short stories that make up the chapters. The narrator is an unknown drug user that is just shifting us through different incidents that he has either witnessed or been a part of. There is no exact theme, in my opinion. Each chapter has a different story to tell with one thing in common; the feeling of…

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  • Technology Vs Textbooks

    Reading can be done on the computer but writing is still something that needs to be kept in practice, which the computer does not provide in any way. Writing adds meaning and in its own way, self expression. Writing shows what mood you’re in when you write a letter, if it’s rough and tense then you can tell it was written out of anger. If it’s neat and organized there was obviously a gentle mood and the rest depends on the context of the letter. A typed letter will never provide the sense of…

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  • God Of Carnage Drama Analysis

    the production God of Carnage. It was written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Siena alumni, Shayne Peris. It was shown in the Beaudoin Theater in Foy Hall at Siena College. The play is about two married couples. The child of one of the couples hurt the child of the other one. They decide to meet to discuss what to do about the situation. What starts as a calm discussion, turns into a very heated debate. It turns into a very crazy evening for the two couples. I think that the purpose of the…

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  • Book Of Route And Realms Analysis

    Route and Realms was written by Abu Ubaydallah Al-Barki in the year 1067 to 1068. The author, Abu Al-Barki, is reliable because he was a first-hand witness to the events and happenings of that period of time. The role of the author is not directly stated in the document; however, from the information provided, we can infer that he was a Muslim leader among the people of Awkar. This document was intended for the people of Ghana and Mali and the environs that might have little or no knowledge…

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  • Wellington Academy Knights: A Short Story

    We were gazing up at the stars, congratulating ourselves on our latest victory for the Wellington Academy Knights. It had been a tough game, my muscles were sore with exhaustion, but burning for more domination. I was startled when Bash stiffened and his tone became serious and quiet while he said, “I need a favor from you. You have to promise me that...if for some reason...I can’t be here for have to promise that you’ll take care of her, for me. It’s’re the only guy I…

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  • Analysis Of The Poem 'Out, Out' By Robert Frost

    The arrangement of occurrence’s caught my eye because they follow the same pattern of war; things start out fine, then they get bad, and then there’s death. It’s also important to note that the protagonist, the young boy, was the one who lost his youth and his life, like many young men did in World War I. As previously noted, the date that Robert Frost published this poem is also especially important in making the connection to war in his poem, as it was written in 1916, (right in the middle of…

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  • Bartholomae Critical Summary

    On some levels, this works for him. Taking on a stance that is pro academic and pro teaching academic writing when addressing a community of academics is very likely to connect to a great number of people. The ethos of his writing is addressed first thing, through an introduction describing his role in an important debate at a respected convention, that he then tells readers was intriguing enough to his audience at the time to have a demand for him to write down his stance and better clarify…

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  • The Importance Of Living In The Great Depression

    It was the winter of 1933, I lived in a small house just big enough for me and my family. It's located in Portland Oregon, a beautiful town living in the Great Depression. Our house always smells of smoke from the burning of wood and coals we use to keep warm. The smoke of the fire flies over our house and goes with the wind and gust of snow. From the time I was little my mom knew I would be a hard worker. Dad had taught me all of the jobs boys normally do, so I might have a better life. I was…

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  • Paul Revere's Ride Poem Analysis

    moment and who was actually there. Furthermore, as poems use figurative languages that exaggerate things, it is not a good resource. These lead up to the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which is a secondary source written as a third person point of view. Therefore, the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is unreliable…

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