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    John Carpenters ’s 1982 horror film, The Thing was made as a premise for social commentary on the deterioration of humanity, warning society of the devastating potential of thinking as individuals in isolation rather than a collective. These themes are accentuated through the use of an alien specimen that enters the world of American male scientists based in Antarctica. The alien (or “Thing”) infects living organisms and attempts to take over the human race by ‘imitating’ them, leaving the men in a fight for their own survival as they try to differentiate between “human” and an alien imitation of a human. The term humanity itself is redefined in this film and is stripped to its bare minimum: the mere biological relationship between humans.…

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    In “The Thing in the Forest” by A.S. Byatt, Penny is a little girl who is sent away from her hometown during the war. During her childhood, Penny was always alone. Her father “died in a sheet of flame” and after that, her already neglectful mother “embraced grief, closed her face and her curtains” (Byatt 308). Penny needed a friend, but mostly she needed someone that understood what she was going through and someone that would be a more positive outlook on it all. When Penny was taken from her…

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    The most memorable thing that Gatsby says is “Well, there I was, way off my ambitions, getting deeper in love every minute…” That was one of the most memorable quotes from the book because it not only shows how Gatsby felt about Daisy but it also summarizes his entire life. In addition, this quotes shows how he was able to forget all his ambitions just for that one girl, Daisy. Him being in love did not just turn out to be better for him, but also for his future. Daisy was the one who preferred…

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    Dumb Things Are Important Hello. I think you're pretty neat. Thank you for stopping by. So dumb things... If you wanna take the title as a complaint, you'll have a lot of ammunition to prove your point. In the education world, there are a lot of dumb rules and contradictory policies from the classroom level all the way up to the education policy makers. The problem, for me with this line of thinking is it's not what I do well. I mean, yeah, I can complain, and iddlI can point fingers, but I'm…

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    Book 8, Section 2 – “Love for a soulless thing is not called friendship, since there is no mutual loving, and you do not wish good to it. For it would presumably be ridiculous to wish good things to wine; the most you wish is its preservation so that you can have it. To a friend, however, it is said, you must wish goods for his own sake” (Aristotle, 426). Premise 1: Friendship requires mutual loving. Premise 2: Soulless things do not love. Premise 3: Friendship requires reciprocated wishing of…

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    From the first stanza, the Emily Dickinson starts off with a hopeful suggestion to the audience that “hope” is like a thing with feathers which is perched within the soul. The author seems to be using the metaphor that hope is like a bird because birds with feathers. Since birds perch on objects, the soul is used as a metaphor to suggest to the audience that the bird or hope is sitting inside the person. The audience from this point could assume that the bird or hope is inside every person. The…

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    The Thing I Live For Throughout my life every time I think about the things that are important to me there has always been one thing that never became of less significance to me. Sports has been apart of me at every age. From a young kid who watched sports on tv dreaming to be in that position one day to a senior in highschool trying to find a career path than can keep me involved with what I love. As life goes on the role of importance that sports play in my life only becomes greater. Ever…

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    react to a problem or situation and hopefully make the right choice. An often theme in writing is being a good person. This theme can be seen in the texts “Doing the Right Thing”, Thank You Ma’am, and The Road Not Taken. After reading “Doing the Right Thing”, Thank You Ma’am, and The Road Not Taken it is evident that family, a mentor, and confidence gives people courage to do the right thing. As shown before, coming up with enough courage to do or say the right thing is a difficult task.…

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    Seeing bad things happen all around to good people is truly heartbreaking. Having people lose family members, best friends, or even siblings makes people realize, not everything is your choice. People could get involved in gangs, violence, shoplifting, or even worse things that can put you at a risk,maybe even getting thrown in jail. But luckily, I learned how to make good choices and avoid these problems during G.R.E.A.T.. In G.R.E.A.T., I learned many things that can help me in life. But,…

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    Guilt will not go away, even after long periods of time; guilt will also hold you back from success. The saying “time heals all wounds” is horribly inaccurate: guilt can often last a lifetime. In the book, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, one of the main characters, Tim, feels the lasting guilt of losing a friend in war. Twenty years after the war, Tim returns to the sight of Kiowa’s death, and even after all this time he thought to himself “I wanted to tell Kiowa…

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