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  • Slow Moving Time In A Boy's Life
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    Araby Even under the best of circumstances the transition from childhood into adulthood is a long and dreary journey that all young men must encounter in life. A road that involves many hardships and sacrifices along the way; and when that road is a lonely one, with only oneself to rely upon, the hardship intensifies to become destructive to those involved. This is particularly true in the story "Araby", where James Joyce portrays the trials and tribulations of a young boy's initiation into adul...
  • Danger Of The First Impression
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    The First Impression " Read my lips. No new taxes. ' The well groomed candidate shouted to his audience. The crowd erupted in cheers and for many Americans, this was their first long lasting impression of soon to be, President George Bush. He later went on to sign a bill implementing the second largest tax hike in history. The statement that won him one election lost him the next. The American public made a long term judgment based on the first impression of this presidential candidate. After th...
  • Boy And A Guilty Verdict
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    Movie: Twelve Angry Men The movie Twelve Angry Men begins with an eighteen year old boy from the ghetto who is on trial for the murder of his abusive father. A jury of twelve men are locked in the deliberation room to decide the fate of the young boy. All evidence is against the boy and a guilty verdict would send him to die in the electric chair. The judge informs the jurors that they are faced with a grave decision and that the court would not entertain any acts of mercy for the boy if found g...
  • Palestinian Boys
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    A Gaza Diary A somewhat controversial publication by Chris Hedges, titled A Gaza Diary, illustrates to the reader his vivid experiences during his weeklong stay in what is know as the Gaza Strip. Hedges's travels, with illustrator Joe Sacco, start in Jerusalem and proceeds down south through the Gaza strip to a Palestine camp refuge called Khan Younis, where they stay for the majority of the trip. They venture over to Mawasi, also a Palestine village, located on the coast. In both these location...
  • Fathers And The Older Men Need
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    [Note: The following is a transcript of an interview with Bly from the PBS program "No Safe Place: Violence Against Women" which aired March 27, 1998. Click here to visit PBS's companion web site for the program] Q: What are the roots of male violence Is it just a part of men's nature A desire to maintain control The absence of the father role model Is it rooted in the patriarchy The roots of male violence. I'll give you three answers that almost any sensible person gives, and I'll give another ...
  • Telemakhos Conversations With The Suitors And Penelope
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    The actions of a matured Telemakhos A Homeric man can be defined as someone who journeys to different lands and is also skilled in battle and council. We have read the previous books in which Athena aids Telemakhos with his first step towards maturity. Book 18 offers us another view of his transformation from a boy to a man. Telemakhos conversations with the suitors and Penelope reveal his acknowledgement of his present situation and new responsibilities. The following will examine the ways in w...
  • Stranded Boys In Lord Of The Flies
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    Easy to Become Evil Is mankind really evil The modern classic Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, explains the faults of man. Lord of the Flies begins with a group of civilized young males becoming stranded on an island. On the primitive island the children attempt to create an ordered society, but the exact opposite is accomplished. The youths lives progress into a state of pandemonium, because their lives are without the pressures of a political structure. As a result of the tumult,...
  • Gambling Suicides In Las Vegas
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    Suicide in Las Vega Hell is expensive. This is my first thought as my plane lands in Las Vegas. The Luxor hotel's glass pyramid seems dangerously close to the runway's edge, as dots chocolate-and-gold sphinx and rows of shaved palms. I wonder if these rooms tremble when jets land. Behind the Luxor are mountains kissed by dust the hue of bone; to its left lies the Strip, where color is so bright it looks like it has died, rotted, and come back as a poisonous flower. I have been forewarned. First,...
  • Gun Unlike Dave
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    Why He is Not a Man In the story "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" by Richard Wright, there is a boy named Dave. Dave is a young boy trying to figure out what a man really is. Right now, he believes that a man is someone who owns a gun. Dave needs proper education about guns and needs the knowledge about what a man really is to be a man. Dave needs to be taught what a man really is because he is not a young man just because he has a gun. Dave is a seventeen-year-old boy who wants a gun. He thinks h...
  • Image Of The Marlboro Man
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    The sun is setting as the lone cowboy stands leaning against a wooden post and gazing out over the fields. He has been hard at work all day, and only now as the evening approaches does he allow himself a moment's rest. The forward tilt of his hat shadows one half of his lined, ruggedly handsome face. Tucked into the corner of his mouth is a cigarette end, and he pulls the box away, revealing the one object of his desire: a smoke - Marlboro, of course. The paradigm at issue here, and in all other...
  • Juror Three
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    12 Angry Men: Influence of Surroundings A persons surroundings can influence him. In '12 Angry Men' by Reginald Rose a young mans life is held by twelve men with contra sing views. Eight a caring man, who wishes to talk about why the other jurors think that the boy is guilty, clashes with Three, a sadistic man who would pull the's with the boys life. Accroding to Rose, several elements can a jury's verdict, such as the emotional make-up of individual jurors. Many elements can change a jurors dec...
  • Boy In America
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    Being a male in America, the center of Western culture, is not by any means easy. We " re plagued by stereotypes and we fight among ourselves. We grow up programmed to act a certain way, talk a certain way, and to do certain things. Unfortunately, this mental conditioning is not productive, nor is it healthy. And one of the major contributors to this problem is our 'scientific's ystem of education. As C.S. Lewis stated in one of his books called The Abolition of Man, the motives of scientific ed...
  • Evolution Of Tel Makhos S Character
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    Tele makos, Oddyseus's son, and how he matures throughout the story - Oddyseyy Homer Throughout The Odyssey, in books I through IV, Homer, provides many examples of the maturation process that occurred inTel+makhos. Homer illustrates the evolution of Tel+makhos+s character, which leads to his becoming a man. He uses Odysseus+s absence from his family and the resulting difficulties that this causes to show how boys mature into young men and confront life. This is an essential part of the poem bec...
  • The Alchemist Personal Legend
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    Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janie ro in 1947 and before his career as a best-selling author, he was a playwright, theatre director, hippie, and popular songwriter for some of Brazil's leading pop artists. In 1986 he took a pilgrimage along that Road of Santiago and this would be the center of the plot of the book, The Pilgrimage, which was published in 1987. His second book was named The Alchemist and was published in 1988. This book has gone to number one in 29 countries and Coelho has been...
  • Boys Forked Over The Money And Toby
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    Joe Evans Creative Writing Period 3 Idiot Tax By Joe Evans Last summer I got a job at the Cinema Savers ten, working the concession counter alongside a guy named Toby. He was, about my age with dark eyes and a self-assured smile he was a big kid. He played on the football team as did I. The kid was a real pimp, when you went out with him you'd know itd be a great time. His only problem was he had a hard time suffering fools... "I'd like a large soda please", said an overweight, middle-aged man. ...
  • Innocence Of The Boy
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    Reflection: Twelve Angry Men In Twelve Angry Men, I observed the traits of an undisciplined mind when two of the jurors started to play tic-tac-toe, or some sort of game, while Mr. Davis was speaking about the trial. They were displaying poor thinking because instead of being open-minded about the things Mr. Davis had to say, they completely shut him out and ignored him. By doing that, they portrayed intellectual arrogance. They should have tried to put themselves in his shoes and try to figure ...
  • Major Tells Mr Snopes
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    In this, another story written by William Faulkner in 1939, he uses a great deal of language to paint a vivid picture of life in the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi. This story is recounted from The memories of a man named Colonel Sartoris Snopes (named after Colonel Sartoris whom his father served in the Civil War). His father was obviously a man of little or no education who had developed an attitude in life of serving himself and no one else. He, at any perceived or real injusti...
  • Boy With A Pure Heart
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    During the period of Dark Age, man has to kill other man just to survive and society has lost its meaning. Furthermore chaos dictated all the rule of human. But out of all that despair there is a boy cleric who lived on the countryside of France and devoted himself in the service of his god. From the starting point of his priesthood he has learn to purge all his emotions and desire. In addition his conservative nature has help the boy survived on many occasions of limited resource. However, even...

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