• Music Effecting Change Older Brother
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    music effecting change Music is a powerful language which speaks to us, moves us, and fills us with emotion. In Sonny's Blues, the voice of Jazz mediates the relationship between two brothers. As the older brother's appreciation of music grows, he understands better the troubles in Sonny's life and as a result realizes the hardships which also fill his life. As more music enters the brother's life, the effects of Sonny's piano playing moves him closer to his sibling. The two brother's different ...
  • Scarlet Ibis Doodle Brother Narrator
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    Blood is thicker than water, but sometimes pride is thicker than both. Such is the case with James Hurst's 'The Scarlet Ibis.' This is a dramatic short story about two brothers, in which the older brother manipulates and is later responsible for the death of his younger brother, Doodle. These actions proved that he did not love Doodle. Doodle's brother was never able to accept him for who he was. Even very early in the story, shortly after Doodle was born. His brother's unhappiness with Doodle w...
  • Teaches Doodle Brother Life Hurst
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    Double Edged Sword As one s life begins its growth, it also comes to an end. That person is Doodle and his life and death are centered around his egotistical brother. A boy named Doodle is doomed to death after being diagnosed with a strange disorder. This disorder confines Doodle to his deathbed for the rest of his life, until Brother steps in. Brother encourages Doodle to disregard his fate and live a normal life. Brother does this only for the sake of his pride though, not for Doodle. As Bro...
  • Tobias Wolff S The Rich Brother
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    Tobias Wolff's short story, "The Rich Brother", is a parallel story to the biblical fable of Able and Cain. The biblical story of Able and Cain is that of the first story that puts man against man. Cain and Able are children of Adam and Eve, where Cain is the eldest and Able the younger of the two. In the biblical story Cain and Able end up giving gifts (sacrifices) to appease to their God. This in turn, creates tension between the two because Able's sacrifice of the lamb is much favored by God...
  • William Armstrong Doodle Brother Walk
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    The short story "The Scarlet Ibis", by James Hurst was about a boy named William Armstrong, and his brother. William Armstrong was crippled when he was born and he cannot walk. His brother than calls him doodle, because that name would fit him better. But as Doodle got older, and every time his brother has to go somewhere, he would have to take doodle with him too. His brother got annoyed so he taught doodle how to walk. Doodle's brother didn't teach doodle how to walk because he felt sorry for ...
  • Sonny Blues Older Brother
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    James Baldwin's story "Sonny's Blues" is a deep and reflexive composition. Baldwin uses the life of two brothers to establish parallelism of personal struggle with society, and at the same time implies a psychological process of one brother leaving his socially ingrained prejudices to understand and accept the other's flaws. The story is narrated by Sonny's older brother whom remained unnamed the entire story. Sonny's brother is a pragmatic person, a teacher, husband, and father. He is a typical...
  • Effects Of A Divorce Family
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    Statistics of the Stepfamily Foundation suggest that about one out of every two marriages ends in divorce and more American children will most likely be living in a stepfamily situation in the year 2000. Most parents agree that a divorce of a family has a negative effect on children and stepfamilies are harder on a child's development than living in a nuclear family. Dr. Judith Wallerstein has studied 25 years of the effects of a divorce on 26 children. She concluded that in the her group study ...
  • Brother Alcohol Drinking Factor
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    ALCOHOL In the movie on alcohol it further informed me on the dangers of drinking. For example, I was not aware of the effects that alcohol had on the brain. I knew that it slowed reaction time and messed up coordination, but I did not know that it scrambled your brain and caused craters like it showed in the X-rays. Alcohol has been a factor in my life, not for me but for family members. My uncle basically drank and smoked him self to death. For as long as I knew my uncle he was always either ...
  • The Scarlet Ibis Doodle's Brother
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    The Scarlet Ibis Brotherhood can either be 'the state or quality of being a brother, oran association of men united in a common interest, work, etc. , as a fraternity.' That statement says that someone really does not need to have another sibling to be a brother. Friends can act like brothers, or people in a fraternity can be brothers. I am in DeMo lay and all the other members are considered my brothers. We all work together to accomplish things, and we never let people down. Brothers are peop...
  • My Brother Christopher Mikula
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    My Brother Christopher MikulaGrowing up with my brother wasn't the easiest thing in the world. We never got along and my parents always had to brake up fights between the two of us. Everything was a competition and I always fell short of victory. I was different then my brother and that's the way I wanted to stay. I socialized with different crowd and I thought I knew it all. He would try to talk to me and Would just role my eyes and walk away. But as time past and he moved out of the house to ...
  • David Kaczynski Brother Ted One
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    In Michael Ventura's essay, "The Ties That Bind", he explains the dilemma in which David Kaczynski (brother of Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Una bomber) faces. He can either: 1) betray his brother turning him in, 2) do nothing and let society down. Either way he is left feeling extreme guilt. "To be David Kaczynski is to be faced with a moral dilemma both terrifying and unavoidable: Do you or do you not give up your brother Either way, you live the rest of your life under the shadow of a guilt tha...
  • Sonny's Brother Narrator Story First
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    A captivating tale of relationship of two troubling brothers in Harlem, 'Sonny's Blues' is told from a perspective of Sonny's brother, whose name is never mentioned. Baldwin's choice of Sonny's brother as a narrator is what makes 'Sonny's Blues's ig nificant in terms of illustrating the relationship and emotional complications of Sonny and his brother. The significance of 'Sonny's Blues' lies in the way Sonny's brother describes the relationship based on what he observes, hears, and feels, and h...
  • Doodle Brother Heart Running
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    In the story 'The Scarlet Ibis' by James Hurst a young handicapped by is born with a large head, a small body, and a weak heart. As time goes on, Doodle overcomes many obstacles with the help of his older brother. Doodle, the handicapped boy, is mentally developed slower and is challenged to learn how to walk with the help of his brother, six years older than he is. Doodle's brother didn't want to take Doodle everywhere in a go-kart, so the both of them were determined to make Doodle walk by his...
  • Scarlet Ibis Doodle Brother Relationship
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    The Scarlet Ibis In the "Scarlet Ibis" Brother helped his little brother Doodle live life to the fullest. Brother was responsible for Doodle's life and his death. Brother was usually good to Doodle and also mean to Doodle. When Brother was mean to Doodle he was very mean. Brother was a good person. In fact he Doodle how to walk. This show he wanted help Doodle so that he would not be dumb. Brother cared about Doodle a lot that is why he taught Doodle to walk. Brother shared all the places he lo...
  • Chinese Cinderella Jun Ling
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    i. Title Chinese Cinderella ii. Author Adeline Yen Mah - Yen Jun-ling iii. Characters Yen Jun-ling/Adeline/Wu Mei (Fifth Daughter) - the main character. She was an unwanted child because she was considered bad luck because she was told to be the cause of her mother's death Aunt Baba - Jun-ling's loving aunt. She's one of the few ones who takes Jun-ling's side in the family, is also Jun-ling's mother's best friend. Ye Ye - Jun-ling's grandfather; her father's father. He is always siding the firs...
  • Analysis Of Sonny's Blues
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    In the story of "Sonny's Blues," by Baldwin, the beginning of the story finds Sonny's brother on his way to work reading about Sonny's predicament. Sonny got arrested for "peddling and using heroin." He didn't want to believe that his brother was in trouble. While teaching his algebra class he was thinking about the past. He remembered when he first suspected his Sonny of using Heroin. He was always under that Sonny was, "wild, but he wasn't crazy. And he'd always been a good boy." So he refuse...
  • Divorce Brother Moved Mom
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    Some say time heals all wounds, and I would have to agree with them in some situations. When I was eight or nine, I went through something I thought I would never get over. My parents divorced. They had been fighting for awhile, but I never thought that they would actually separate. Then the day after New Years my mom left. I was in shock. My older brother left with her. Soit was only my dad, younger brother, and me at the house now. My mom moved into a hotel for awhile, before finding an apart...
  • Doodles Determination Scarlet Ibis
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    Doodle's Determination In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, Doodle is an 'ugly duckling " of a little boy and an invalid. Despised by, and an embarrassment to his older brother, Doodle is a seeming candidate for low self-esteem. He has no friends and rarely leaves the house. His older brother begins to take interest in Doodle's physical progress and takes him under his wing. Through Doodle's battle to earn his brothers respect he shows extreme courage ad determination. Doodle i...
  • Brotherly Love As It Develops
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    William Shakespeare's comedic play As You Like It revolves around the love relationships that the characters are involved in. The witty humor often seems to be mocking plays of it's time as every character pairs with another to find love or reconcile a forgotten love. Oliver and his brother Orlando develop and illustrate the complexities of brotherly love from the introduction of Oliver's hatred for his brother to the end where he finds love for his brother once again. As the play opens Oliver q...
  • Sonny's Blues Younger Brother
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    In Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" two brothers try to live out their lives in the ghetto. This is an urban tale that takes place in some part of Harlem. Sonny tries to live his life as he wants but his brother tries to live his life as a provider for his family. They suffer, survive, and learn while trying to live out their life. This story begins when the narrator finds out that his younger brother has been arrested for either using or selling heroin. The narrator's first response is that its Sonny'...