The Best Years of Our Lives

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    Cutting is not a trend, it’s an addiction. It’s like screaming but no one can hear. It is an everyday battle. You’d think that when we take a blade to our skin we’d be in a panic, crying, hyperventilating or sobbing uncontrollably, but really, when we feel our skin split in two, that’s when we feel the calmest. I used to think to myself ‘If this is how my life is going to be, I don’t want it anymore’. I didn’t always want to live my life. There was always one night that I’ll never be able to forget. It was my great-granddads 2 year remembrance. When I lost him I lost my best friend and the closest person I had to family. Although, when I was told he was gone I didn’t cry and I didn’t grieve. I never did grieve until that night. It finally hit me that I would never see him again. It all crashed down on me like a tonne of bricks. He wasn’t here anymore and he hadn’t been for a long time. I cried uncontrollably that night, feeling so incredibly numb and dizzy. I still couldn’t believe that I had really lost him. I spent 2 years denying the truth, even blaming myself for her inevitable death. I couldn’t possibly describe the emptiness inside me that I felt that night. There are no words to explain the void inside me. I never got the chance to say goodbye to my best friend and maybe that’s why I ran from the truth. I would give anything to have one more day with him to say goodbye because there were a thousand things that I didn’t tell him and I regret…

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    The song I picked which best illustrates my adolescence is “Best Years of Our Lives” by Evan Taubenfeld. This song is about friendship changes happen during adolescence and teenagers have to accept those changes with regret and sadness. The lyrics are about a boy’s best friend leaves and everything changes, he has to accept her leaving and adjust the life without her beside. “Everything is different now, can we stop the world from turning” repeats over and over again, the boy never thinks he…

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    What forces in the lives of these characters (Al, Fred, Homer) illustrated so well the problems veterans faced from 1945-1950? Answer: The film, The Best Years of Our Lives happens to be an American drama film which won seven Academy Awards and happens to one of the films that became huge commercial success. The main reason behind its success is that it represents a significant percentage of the real-life veterans at that time. The film honored the lives of the veterans coming home from war and…

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    were getting restless about the war. When the war began, life changed for most Americans. Men were enlisted and drafted to war. Women stayed home and worked numerous jobs to support their family. During the 40’s, especially during the war times, Women had to play the role as mother and father. They had to carry on jobs their husbands used to do, and maintain the household environment. A few changes that are very important include the different gender roles that women began taking on during World…

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    Returning Home From War

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    Returning Home from War The Best Years of our Lives starts out with three World War II soldiers: Al Stephenson, Fred Derry and Homer Parrish on a plane returning home to Boone City. This movie follows each of the three soldiers separately, because each one is faced with a different challenge upon their arrival. Al is a banker who returns to his former job, however, struggles with the inability to help former soldiers. Fred returns home and struggles to find a job and because of that his wife…

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    that lingers on the tongue, or the only thing a person has left. Love to me is not a feeling, but a promise. Love is a promise to stay together until your forever ends, or to live another day when the Universe isn’t your adversary. Don’t find someone you’d die for, find someone who makes Life dying for. No, find someone you’d live for, find someone who makes Time stand still; find someone that makes you want to live. “I’m willing to die for you” has lost its meaning worldwide. Let’s change that…

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    “America’s Gift to My Generation” Our generation needs the gift the most because of all of the terrorist attacks on our soil in the past two decades. Our generation may not notice it because of all of the cell phone usage, but our military is fighting the hardest it has for us in the past 17 years because of new threats and new terrorist groups. Everyday we can do whatever we want to because we have people sacrificing their time, and sometimes their lives for us so we can be free. One gift…

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    Mcdonalds. Some eat it everyday and some eat it once every year. But, by now we all know that Mcdonald's isn't the best thing for our bodies. So why do we eat it? If we want to have a good healthy life as we grow old, eating those food wont help with that. Unfortunately, some lack the effort of taking care of their life. They may think that it doesn't matter what is consumed; technology today has become so advanced that they can virtually get surgery on anything that is needed. Even though the…

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    The Pastor cleared his throat. "Your father has gone to be with the Lord." Fifteen years ago, my dad received a kidney and pancreas transplant. It was a successful surgery. He was a juvenile diabetic, and for the first time since he was nine-years-old, he didn 't have to inject himself with insulin. It was a successful surgery. Two weeks later, on New Year 's day, my older sister and I were sitting in the family room waiting to go to our next door neighbor 's house. My dad had been throwing up…

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    of friends. My best friend, Cheyanne, has been my number one supporter since day one when we met in second grade. Cheyanne has been through all my ups and downs with me. It started out when I was having issues with my dad 7 years ago, to her parents taking me in as one of their own children, to her being there for me for 12-13 years of our lives. This is just the beginning of our journey. When I was having problems with my dad 7 years ago, Cheyanne was there for me physically, emotionally, and…

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