Barn burning

Written as it was, at the ebb of the 1930s, a decade of social, economic, and cultural tumult, the decade of the Great Depression, William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning” may be read and discussed in our classrooms as just that–a story of the ’30s, for “Barn Burning” offers students insights into these years as

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The Olive Branch

The Olive BranchLike dragonflies their dead bodies have filled the river. Like a raft they have moved to the edge of the boat. Like a raft they have moved to a river bank (flood-myth.com, 3/15/00). Whether the above is fact, fiction, myth, or legend it appears that all civilizations have a strong fascination with The

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Heritage

Cold air permeated through my hair. The smell of fresh and minty pine scent complimented the beautiful vantage of the wilderness. With my boots wedged in the snow, a shiver took over my body. This is was a place of peacefulness and tranquility. Never before had I been so close with nature. Facing the north

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Hamlets Many Moods

The Overwhelming Emotional States of HamletDepression, melancholy, disillusionment, and disconnectedness are the burning emotions churning in young Hamlets soul as he attempts to come to terms with his fathers death and his mothers incestuous, illicit marriage. While Hamlet tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered idealism, he consciously embarks on a quest to

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Fdr’s New Deal

FDRs New DealWhen President took office in March of 1932 he had an idea of a plan, which would have to develop over time, which was the New Deal for the American People. He believed that if this plan went through, it would solve the problem of the Great Depression and restore the American economy.

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Breast is best

ArgumentativeBreast is BestIf one chooses to have a child, shouldnt he or she be obligated to do what is best for that child? There are many important choices to make for that child, and some may be more difficult than others. Hospital or home birth? Pampers or Huggies? Crib or family bed? But when it

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Don Giovanni

Don’t Get Too CloseOrdinary People by Judith Guest is a well written novel that takes you through the life of a typical upper class American family. The main character in the book is Conrad Jarret. He is the son of Calvin and Beth Jarret. Conrad also had a deceased brother Buck who was killed in

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Harvard Admissions Essay

Influence? Why is it that the people who influence us most influence us in ways that are not easily quantified? Through her work with abused children, my mother has shown me the heroism of selfless dedication to a worthy cause. By being an upstanding individual, my playwriting teacher in middle school acted as an inspiring

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Passivity A way of life

The life of the main character – Rukmani was filled with hardships. Happy times were a rarity, and everyday life was full of work from sunrise to sunset. Yet despite all the work, her family was in utter poverty. Nevertheless Rukmani was always optimistic, and accepted her life the way it was. Kenny, on the

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