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  • Emily Piercing Her Ears
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    Throughout Elizabeth Winthrop's short story, "The Golden Darters", are symbols of how Emily, the main character, is growing up. The most obvious symbols are Emily piercing her ears, her father's table where he works on the flies, and the golden darters. A symbol of Emily growing up is the fact that she pierced her ears, even after her parents forbid it, telling her she had to wait until she was seventeen. This shows defiance toward her parents, but also shows her becoming more dependent and able...
  • Theme Of Blood
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    The short story 'Barn Burning' by William Faulkner is a stark look at the struggle of a boy to try to do what is right, or do what is best for his family during the post Civil War era. The main character, Sartor is Snopes is a poor son of a migrant tenant farmer who, in the opening scene is being questioned about the burning of a farmers barn by his father, Abner Snopes. The boy is torn between choosing what is right, telling the truth, or lying to protect his father. The boy is not forced to te...
  • Faulkner's Use Of Blood
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    Use of Blood in "Barn Burning"Barn Burning" is about the struggle of a boy to do what is right during the Post Civil War era. The main character, Sartor is Snopes, is a poor son of a migrant tenant farmer. In the opening scene he is being asked by a circuit judge about the burning of a farmer's barn by his father. The boy does not tell on his father and is not forced to do so, but he thinks that he would have done so had he been asked. The father, Abner Snopes, served in the Civil War for both s...
  • Father In The Poem
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    In the peo m "Those Winter Sundays", the author Robert Hayden uses folk motif drawn from his own experiences, but seeks inspiration from other sources as well. Robert hayden was born to a struggling couple, Ruth and Asia Sheff ey. They were divorced and Hayden moved in with a foster family. Sue Ellen Wester field and William Hayden, adn grew up in a Detroit ghetto called "Paradise Valley". he had a traumatic childhood, witnessing fights and suffering beatings. Since he was nearsighted and slight...
  • Willie's Scheme
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    Defend Boy Willie's Scheme for Buying Sutter's Land. In The Piano Lesson, written by August Wilson, Boy Willie devises a scheme for buying Sutter's land. Boy Willie has one part of the money saved up. He will sell the watermelons for the second part. Then he will sell the piano for a third part. The only debating issue in Boy Willie's scheme is the piano. Berniece does not want to sell the piano. This is the only reason for a defense in Boy Willie's scheme. Therefore, I will defend Boy Willie's ...
  • Books About The Hardy Boys
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    The story I read is from the series of books " The Hardy Boys". The story's name is " The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge " and it was written by Franklin W. Dixon. I have been reading books about the Hardy Boys since I was in primary and I have been enjoying them all this time because I like adventures and because the main characters are boys like me. Some types of curious boys like adventures. In the series of the Hardy Boys there are over 80 different mystery books full of adventures one can enj...
  • Boy's Father
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    A Child's Courage It was Saturday morning and my mind remained paralyzed while trying to think about a thesis for my writing assignment. In desperate attempts, I even asked God to deliver me an essay and in return, I promised to attend church the next day. After waiting several minutes, no essay appeared from the heavens above. I concluded that God must have been busy, if there was a paper to be written it was up to me. As I was starting to scratch out some words on to my paper, the door to my r...
  • Beating Of The Little Boy
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    Tim Culhane 2/20/01 "My Papa's Waltz" Throughout the poem, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, many techniques are used to show that there are furious conflicts between a father and his son. Roethke uses the word waltz in the title to relate to the beating of the son. I believe that the poem is altogether a negative poem, as described by the words and phrases the author uses. To begin, the author immediately states that the father is a drunk. Roethke says, "The whiskey on your breath / Could ...
  • Picture Of A Small Boy
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    A Drunken Dance Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" tells the reader of a small boy's memory of his father. It explains how his father is intoxicated and the scene that goes along with it, using the word waltz to describe it. In the first two lines, it recounts the smell of his father's breath and the extent to which it reeked: "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy" (1-2). As the third and fourth lines are read, a picture of a small boy hanging onto his father is instilled ...
  • Boys Father
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    The Split Cherry tree by: Jesse Stuart The setting takes place when people own a large amount of land. It is when the average family consisted of many children, and the children helped the family out. The boys usually tended the land with their father, and the girls were taught to wash clothes and to clean and cook. The setting consists of the same things as did the families of the frontier times. The plot tells a story of a boy named Dave who was on a mission to recover four-legged scaly specim...
  • Importance Of Fathers
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    Recently the issue whether lesbians or single women should have the right to the access of IVF treatment has brought about the argument of the importance of men in the task of rearing children. Fathers are being reduced to the role of only sperm donors and are consequently disregarded as an important factor in parenting. There is significant evidence that points to a range of benefits for children who have active fathers. These include greater ambition, respect for the opposite sex, stronger sex...
  • Boy's Desperate Search For His Father
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    A Brief Commentary on the Meaning, Societal Relevance, and Use of Subtlety in Ch " oe Inhon " the Boozer March 11, 1996 Whenever a shot of that rotgut washed the inside of his ever insatiable mouth he knew just how much more dense his life was going to get" (Ch " oe, 109). Ch " oe Inho's The Boozer offers a dismal glimpse into the life of the lower classes during the period of Korean modernization. Although The Boozer was written in the 1960's, the story does not provide an allegorical account o...
  • Tobias Wolff
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    Tobias Wolff, a boy of a troubled childhood, and a very tough father. Tobias Wolff had no intentions of being a writer from the start; it just seemed to of popped into his life. The Amazing part about this writer is that he was not supported by anyone but himself. His father was against everything that he did, and his brother, Geoffrey, also a writer would always take his fathers side, leaving Tobias on a side of his own. "I wasn't fair, I always took my father's side". Said Geoffrey (Wolff, G; ...
  • Male Role Model For The Boy
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    As everyone knows, within the human race there are males and there are females. We all figure out what our gender identity is at a young age. For boys, male toys like building blocks and trucks and sports like baseball and soccer help a boy form into what society considers to be a man. Society believes that boys should grow up to be strong, dependant and bread winning in order to be a real man. These social standards that are expected from boys, can also be explained by social roles. We are cast...
  • Inferior Telling Telemakhos His Plans
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    TELEMAKHOS Every boy would like to be characterized as a man. Most look to age or the way they see their own maturity to determine manhood for themselves. Neither age nor self-image can determine whether or not you have become a man. In that time, arete would be used to determine ones manhood. Early in the Odyssey, we see Telemakhos daydreaming as an untrained boy. The book says, .".. -for he, too, was sitting there, unhappy among the suitors, a boy, daydreaming" (277). He is no comparison to Od...
  • Telemachos
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    Becoming a man. The goal attempted by all young boys, but achieved by few. Around the age of fifteen the dream of going on some adventure and risking death to prove bravery is envisioned in our heads and we go crazy. We scan every moment of our teenage lives for a chance at manhood and in some form or other we all get one. Usually it isn't an extravagant adventure as we'd like, but some menial task we have to settle for. For Telemachos, on the other hand, it's the quest of a lifetime. To sail of...
  • Selfish Old Mick
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    Criticism of The Drunkard In The Drunkard, Frank O Connor portrays Mick Delaney as a classic Irish drunk, by showing his selfishness, his ego, and his depression. He has all three of these, in great quantity, which makes him a very unstable person. It does not just affect him; it also affects every one around him (especially his family). The story takes place in Ireland on a street called Blarney Lane. It wasn t necessarily the poorest town because everyone on the street thought them selves bett...
  • Cross And The Stubborn Little Boy
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    The material I have read tells me about how white men could be so cold-hearted towards the faith of the Indians. The setting of this story was in the highlands of the Andes Mountains. There was a little boy who was ten years old, he was going to another village, he was being guided by a native Indian, a servant of the boy's father. The Indian was concerned about how the boy would react about the altitude sickness. So he asked the boy "Master, you are not concerned about getting altitude sickness...
  • 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...
  • Able Thought For A Little Boy
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    Essay the follower This essay is intended to analyze how father and sons relationships can at often times be a very complicated, but ever lasting one. And exploring how images, tone, rithm, and content address the issue of the poem "The Lesson" written by Edward Lucie Smith. First the image of the headmaster telling him that his father had gone and him thinking that he would bind the bully's for a couple of weeks make us think that the little boy had no relationship with this father but then wen...

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