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  • Handful Of Sand
    856 words
    The BeachcomberS he dug her hand deep into the cool damp sand and closed her eyes. Squishing the moist grains with her fingers in the fury of the day reminded her of afternoons just laying in bed wrapped up in clean, white sheets, waiting for an answer. They gave her one of course, or else she would have never left that room, but she knew that something was left unsaid. Something was just terribly, terribly wrong, and although she couldn't seem to put her finger on it back then, she knew. The si...
  • Jerry From A Hero To An Outcast
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    The Chocolate War The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first thats what he planned to do, but as the 10 days went on, Jerry started to feel con...
  • Act Like Eachother
    527 words
    Dear Diary, I have to leave soon to go to my new job. Im very happy to have gotten a baby-sitting job at the Hagens. These days, its so hard for a young girl to find a job, unless you are someone famous. I consider myself lucky to live in a nice house with a good family. It bothers me to think of the poor families who suffered during the Depression or the wives of soldiers who receive a telegram telling them that their husband has been killed in the war. Thinking of the war makes me scared to wa...
  • Schools Principles Office
    646 words
    Breaking the Norm The norm I am breaking is the dress code acceptance for males and females. While males usually dress more masculine, women chose to dress more feminine. I took a visit to my previous junior high school dressed in some red high heels shoes, a sexy bright red skirt, black tube-top shirt, red lipstick, green contacts, a bra, huge gold loop earrings, and red finger nail polish on. On a busy one o' clock Tuesday evening at a small Orville Wright Middle School campus, I was ready to ...
  • Clean As Cold Water
    559 words
    A man walks into a psychiatrist's office wearing only underwear made of Saran Wrap. The psychiatrist says, 'Well... I can clearly see your nuts. ' How well does cold water clean? A man went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of the state he lived in. After spending the night, his grandfather prepared breakfast for him consisting of eggs and bacon. He noticed a film like substance on his plate and he questioned, . Grandfather, ... are these plates clean? His grand...
  • Way The Young Boy's Left Leg
    820 words
    Lorenzo Ghiberti I have chosen Lorenzo Ghiberti and his "Gates of Paradise" to view and discuss. Lorenzo Ghiberti was born in Florence in 1378. He was one of the most important Italian sculptors in the Early Renaissance of Florence. As a sculptor he created bronze doors for the baptistery of the cathedral of Florence. This work of art took him more than twenty years to complete. In 1452 the doors were finished, each portraying five scenes from the Old Testament. The doors show a development towa...
  • Its Back Toward The Boy
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    He knew that his first prey, the firebird, lived high up in the trees in the heart of the forest. Like lightening, they were hard to miss, and the piercing of its beak left a burn that could never be forgotten. Suddenly, the boy heard a shriek, and he whirled his head to see the blood-red bird swooping toward his face. Panicking, the boy lunged for the ground, and for the net that the wise man had given him. He hurled it at the bird - and missed. The bird, angry, made another giant swoop at the ...
  • The Sheep The Wolf
    268 words
    back in the day their was a little boy who cried wolf over and over again but never was in real danger untill one day about mid day a man came up to him and ask if he had ever tried something called white rhino the boy had no idea what it was or what it did but said yes the man asked if he would join him after they left the wolf came by and stole all the sheep but as for the boy he got so messed up he could not remember what he had done with the sheep went back to his fathers house to tell him w...
  • Tadzio Looks
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    To what extent is Death in Venice a tragic vision of a flawed artist Aschenbach was certainly an artist. A very decent one. He had his life planned out, was very accurate and organized. Perhaps even a bit boring, monotonous. He was a hard-working man, he had that certain mot us anim i continues. He was seen as a genius. From the beginning, he wanted to become known, to become famous, but his life was empty. He yearned for a change of pace, for some action, adventure and unpredictability of what ...
  • Direction Aschenbach
    776 words
    Gustave von Aschenbach is certainly an artist A very decent one He has his life planned out is very accurate and organized Perhaps even a bit boring monotonous Then he goes to Venice where all will change In his hotel he sees a young boy with whom he is fascinated The young boy is the perfect image of a happy idle child that has all it desires all Aschenbach never had Aschenbach studies the child and found out that his name is Tadzio Tadzio looks fragile Aschenbach would sit on the beach and wat...
  • Last Perfection The Boys
    951 words
    Alberto R'ios's, "The Secret Lion", does an excellent job depicting a young boy's childhood. This step out of childhood belongs to the narrator Alberto. The story takes place in the border town Nogales, Arizona near Mexico in the early 1960's. Alberto lives in lower class neighbor hood on the outskirts of town. This short story sets out to show the innocence of young boyhood, how nothing stays perfect, and when something perfect comes along, it gets taken away. Alberto reflects stages of his lif...

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