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  • Bok's Dream Sequences And Hallucinations
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    Malamud's The Fixer is a novel which was written in a time of extreme prejudice and inequality. Malamud fought this struggle in a very powerful way - through writing. Perhaps the strongest styles he used to fight against the Jewish oppression are irony, and the use of dreams and hallucinations. Irony is an overpowering force in Bernard Malamud's The Fixer. The sequence of events which Yakov Bok goes through makes the entire novel ironic. The chief irony of the novel lies in the fact that what Bo...
  • Long Jump
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    WIN AGAIN was a senior on the track team. I had worked hard in the preseason, working on strength, mobility, quickness, and leadership skills. I needed these skills in order to become a role model for the underclassmen on the team. Track was my favorite sport because I had real potential. I decided I would put a lot of sweat and toil into my work. I would run with the team in practice at a much more intense level than most of the other guys and would go in the weight room where the smell of swea...
  • Place In A Dream State
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    Most (i didnt really even know what to make of it. its the kid from that movie dazed and confused basically trying to find out the meaning of life and his identity and shit... and hes like constantly in this dreamworld... that he cant seem to wake up of... he cant differentiate his dreams from reality. so one of the points is that there is no waking life... there is life and nothing else... each experience is an experience, nothing more or nothing less, each has the same value... the things you ...
  • Defer Their Dreams Need
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    Throughout life, people are always deciding what to do with themselves. But along with what they want to do with their life, they always have that certain dream that they hope to accomplish. Not to say that it is to be rich, cause that is probably a lot of people's dream, which is why we have the lottery. But it is that certain dream that in the future the person will be happy that they finally set out their dream to come true. But not all get to live out their dream. There are many who decide t...
  • Both Fair And Fresh Flesh
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    The Serial Killer's Soliloquy To kill, or not to kill: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler to not murder The innocent people living pathetic lives, Or to take arms against a sea of people, Opposing me I end them. To execute; to terminate Lots more; and by terminate I end their pitiful Lives, and the thousand others that they bred, More fresh flesh, 'tis a consummation I devoutly wish for. To massacre, to slaughter; To eradicate: to fulfill my dream: ay, there's the catch; For in that plagu...
  • Clean The House
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    Lucy Jordan is set in my opinion in the 1960's, where women were house wives and did nothing else but "clean the house for hours or rearrange the flowers". This already is not typical of women today. Women today have jobs and are independent. Women in those days were portrayed as staying at home and being a homemaker. They cleaned the house, washed the clothes and dishes, did the cooking, and took care of the kids when they got home from school or when they stayed home from school for being sick...
  • Dream For A Better Family Life
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    The American Dream is a personal thing. Every person's belief or thought on what the American Dream is different than anybody else's. There is one noticeable common thread between every conceivable Dream though: the dream is to live a better life socially, monetarily, or contentedly than your parents did. The conflicts at the time helps determine what aspect of life you wish to improve upon, but it will always be the same principal as long as America stands free. Dr. Martin Luther King lived in ...
  • Peter's Life
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    The Zoo Story Throughout history we have perceived the "American Dream" to be that place where life is better and there is an abundance of opportunities for success. An individual who wants to accomplish the "American Dream" is someone who strives for money, love, success, happiness, and / or health. Although we each have our own idea of what the "American Dream" is, we are all ultimately searching for that "perfect life". Peter is an average, middle-aged American man who is conservative and com...
  • Faye Greener And Homer Simpson
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    Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust tells the story of people who have come to California in search of the American Dream. They travel west hoping to escape less than perfect lives and pursue success in Hollywood. The characters in this novel dream of a life of luxury, having lots of money, and living happily ever after. They eventually come to the realization that the seemingly picture perfect life that California represents is not as easy to attain as they once thought. The characters in Th...
  • My Dreams Of Love
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    I dream of a life that me and you will forever share Where we eventually call home, I really dont care I dream of a time when I will again be the one that you trust For without that, this relationship will eventually rust I dream of kisses, and walks with your hand in mine the feelings you give me, will most certainly be divine I dream of the day when in person we actually greet I get chills of anticipation, as our lips meet I dream of the dreams I will have as you sleep, peacefully next to me t...
  • Its A Wonderful Life
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    Its a Wonderful Life Picture a young child full of life and happiness. The love of his parents shows through his eyes, smile, and tears. Some people would like to think that those things about a child are exactly what make life wonderful. People who think that way have no idea how right they are. Its a wonderful life to know that your parents dreams live on in you. The dream of a mother; that her son will be a doctor. The dream of a father; that his son will some day become a major league baseba...
  • Our Goals And Dreams
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    I can remember a time in my life that we all can refer to. A time when the world seemed too big to get a grasp on, too big for it to see you. I believed it would swallow me whole but as you can see, it didnt. Remember when we were young and our hopes were high, our goals and dreams seemed untouchable Sure you do, I remember. Well, most of us by now have came in contact with our goals and dreams, or if not yet, pretty close. I know I have. Either Ive come real close, or actually accomplished them...
  • Pretender Dreams Of Love
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    "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne tells a story of a man who has dreams of money and love. Pretenders dream of the "American Dream", money, and love, but do not possess these things. The Pretender in the song, typifies the middle-aged American. All want money and love, but few have them. "The Pretender" reveals a message of a man who had strong dreams, only to have them fade into the harsh reality of life. First, the Pretender dreams of possessing legal tender and living the American life. He dr...
  • Truer Mercutio's Monologue Of Queen Mab
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    Queens and Dreams, Real and Ideal "A dream is a wish your heart makes", according to Cinderella. Are dreams and fairytales an idealistic notion, or are they actually conceivable In the play, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo's best companion, Mercutio makes a speech reflecting upon the essence of dreams and fantasy. Basically, it provides a brief comic relief through its mocking tone towards Romeo's latest infatuation. Romeo is obsessed with Rosaline who barely knows of his existence. Mercutio gibes Romeo...
  • Body Dreams And Past Life Dreams
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    Specific Goal: I want my audience to understand the five diffrent types of dreams. Introduction: I. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the mind while asleep? "Leonardo Da Vinci" II. Everyone Dreams. Whether it ghosts, rainbows, goblins, unicorns, sex, food, ax murders, kisses, Britney Spears, Brand Pitt, ex boyfriends or ex girlfriends, or even dream about your wedding reception. We all have dreamnt at some point in life sometimes out dreams take important events, thoughts,...
  • Corrupt As The East Egg
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    And the Home of the Greedy As Matthew J. Broccoli noted: An essential aspect of the American-ness and the historicity of The Great Gatsby is that it is about money. The Land of Opportunity promised the chance for financial success. (p. xi) The Great Gatsby is indeed about money, but it also explores its aftermath of greed. Fitzgerald detailed the corruption, deceit and illegality of life that soon pursued the dream. However, Fitzgerald entitles the reader to the freedom to decide whether or not ...

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