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    A turning point in a novel is often a point when the plot heads in a new direction due to a choice or a dilemma. It’s a part in the story when a character takes an important step toward changing his or her situation. This can cause a change in the character's personality and in the events in her life. In the novel, Esperanza Rising, by Pam Muñoz, the protagonist Esperanza unwillingly escapes her life of luxury to immigrate to the United States. Her turning point is when her mother becomes sick thus making Esperanza take on more responsibility. In the beginning, Esperanza is introduced as a rich, educated girl who is very much sheltered from the harsh realities of the world around her. After moving to the United States, she and her mother are faced with a new and humble lifestyle that Esperanza in particular struggles with. Then, her mother gets sick and Esperanza is faced with a new dilemma: “Ever since Mama had first become sick over a month ago, they had no money coming in. The doctor’s bills and medicines had used up most of what they’d saved. Now there were more bills. Alfonso and Hortensia offered to help but they had done so much already and they didn't have much to spare. Besides she could not accept their charity forever”(Muñoz 165).…

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    She doesn’t know how to show her gratefulness because she is only a child, so she thinks that the best way is to name her prized possession after Miss Russell. Jessica shows many signs of nervousness as she is answering the questions. Mary seemed overwhelmed with love and emotion. When the switch went on, I think Mary felt like her family was with her again because that is how much love and adoration she felt from Jessica. This quote is possibly the turning point in the book. Everything up to…

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    I think the turning point was when Thelma and Louise pulls the truck driver to the side of the road and shoots the tank of his truck to create the explosion when they are driving off. This scene is a turning point because it demonstrates that Thelma and Louise cannot turn back from their life of crime and have accepted a criminal identity; subsequently, completing their character arc. Some interesting aspects of mise en scene in this particular scene is Thelma wearing sunglasses, it is set…

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    cultures. The writers achieved this by showing how the same songs are scattered throughout the world, sang or played differently; similarly, how Eleanor and Harriet still had a healthy and loving relationship just like a man and a woman would have. The symbol of the ballads bringing people together also highlighted the acceptance of different lifestyles that other people from varying cultures may not comprehend. Other songs, like “Single Girl”, “Mattie Groves”, and “Come All Ye Fair and Tender…

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    At the first day in the concentration camp, Guido understands nothing about German language yet audaciously offers himself as a translator to translate a German officer about camp’s rules. So convincing for Joshua, his son to believe every word spoken by Guido. Guido does that to protect the innocence of Joshua from the cruel reality of the concentration camp. The turning point from comical plot to dramatic plot starts on the day of Joshua’s birthday. It is a dramatic scene, when Dora comes…

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    There are many factors that can cause a relationship to go wrong. Turing points in relation to relationships is defined as any event or occurrence associated with change in a relationship. There are many types of turning points that would go with different types of relationships, for my last relationship I will be talking about Proximity and distance, communication-based, Commitment & Exclusivity. When talking about Proximity and distance you mostly talking about how close you are with your…

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    (O’Brien 149)” This struck me as a very important point in bringing all these stories together. He wants to remember them all as happy and in a way that brings less pain. He goes on to talk about ‘aliveness’ in building this world in the story where we see these men. He ties the story together by explaining that all these menial events are connected because it’s bringing them and the memories back, never forgetting the horrors that they went through. They can’t talk for themselves anymore or…

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    I stood in the restroom for ten minutes, begging myself to “get it together” and “grow up.” Little did I know, that this job would be the turning point in my childhood; it would be the experience that transitioned my mindset to that of an…

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    placed into that position. 5. What can you say or do in a positive sense, after you have exhibited an attitude or demonstrated a prejudice? I would reevaluate myself and the factors that might have possibly influenced my thoughts or behaviors. I would hold myself accountable and apologize to those I have affected and make sure I never do it again. However, if it is never brought to my attention and I continuously do it, it can create a bigger issue in the future which I would hope to avoid.…

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    written about her father’s death and that he had taken his own life. I initially made the connection that the poem was about someone she has known for the majority of her life when Trethewey states that the rifle had been kept for “as long as I can remember” (Trethewey). This statement indicates to the reader that the person (and the rifle) the poem is about has always been in her life. This information helps narrow down who the poem may be about. Trethewey goes on to say that the rifle is “your…

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