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  • Keillor's Version Of The Prodigal Son
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    Prodigal Son From the Gospel of Luke and by Garrison Keillor, a comparison. Many parables originated from Christianity. One of the most well-known ones is the Prodigal Son. In fact, due to its popularity, it is often quoted from, and different adaptations of it have been written and even acted out. The original version of the Prodigal Son is from the Gospel of Luke 15: 11-32. Garrison Keillor, a celebrated fiction writer, and host of a weekly live radio show, attempted and succeeded at such an a...
  • Divorce Oldest Brother
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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 ...
  • Wyatt Earp
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    Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. His father Nicholas was a lawyer who preferred a life of farming. From an early age, Wyatt learned from his father to stand up for what was right. When Wyatt was two years old, the family moved to Iowa. In 1861, the Civil War broke out, and Wyatt's father and three older brothers joined the Union Army. Soon after, Wyatt ran away to enlist, but his father caught him and sent him back home. In 1864, Nicholas left the army, an...
  • Isabel And Olivia
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    Book Report Book: The Keeper of the Night Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Setting: Guam Summary: After Isabel's mom commits suicide, her whole life changes, and her family's life too. Her dad, who she calls Tata, is so depressed with the loss that he becomes a recluse, blocking out his children and spending the whole day fishing. Her kid sister, Olivia, is repeatedly waking up from nightmares, having Isabel comfort her and get her back to sleep. Before, Isabel's brother, Frank was a social butterfl...
  • Cals Isolation From Love
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    East of Eden by John Steinbeck is an optimistic film about a boy becoming a man and trying desperately to earn the love of his father and mother in the troubled times of the Great Depression. Cal, the main character is a troubled teen who lives with his entrepreneur father, and a brother who is following closely in his fathers steps. Cal's mother left him and his brother to become a madam of a whorehouse. The struggle takes place between Cal and his father due to his fathers lack of compassion f...
  • Her Father Oedipus And Brother Polynices
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    Anitgone, she poses great loyalty to both her father Oedipus, and brother Polynices. She tended though to show it much greater towards her father rather her brother. Antigone is both the daughter and sister to Oedipus. She along with her sister, Ise mene, have been caring for their father and tending to his every need since his exile from Thebes. She is viewed as being a brave young women. Faithfully she shows her loyalty and respect for her father by taking full responsibility for him. Anitgone...
  • Dora's Father And Herr K
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    "In the beginning was Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, who freed the emerging science from the chains of superstition, introduced empirical observation and the bedside manner, and both identified and named 'hysteria' " (Gilman 1993, 3). Hippocrates, lived in ancient Greece from 460 BCE to 377 BCE, the first [known] person to study hysterical actions believed (as did the proceeding Greeks and Romans) that hysteria was strictly a female problem, and in many cases almost any problem a female ha...
  • Greatest Father
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    My father, a man with a great personality and great thoughts, taught me deciplins and importance of life. He is the best father one can have. He is 6 feet tall and has a mustache. Women are always ready for one-night-stands with him. So you can see how handsome he would be. Since he is a gentleman, he never even thinks towards that direction. My mom is very proud to have him as her husband. He gave a lot of sacrifices for his family, turning down all those pretty women would be considered as a b...
  • French Steamship Mont Blanc
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    Vince Coleman On December sixth, 1917 a train dispatcher named Vince Coleman was running the dispatch office beside the Halifax harbor. But one sailor who knew about the imminent explosion ran past the railway freight yards, warning Coleman and Lovett to clear out. Vince Coleman knew what was at stake when he ran back to tap out his crucial message. Vince Coleman was thinking about the passenger trains speeding towards the threatened harbor. He had to stop them. Coleman telegraphed his urgent wa...
  • My Mother And My Current Father
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    Infidelity Betrayal at Age Seven One incident in my life was so traumatic and disturbing that it haunts me to this day. I have not censored anything that I recall about this episode so reader discretion is advised. I have lived a very soap opera-like life. I have survived nearly every experience that is capable of destroying families. The main obstacle that I had to overcome, though, occurred when I was seven years old. I had come back from church with my aunt and uncle at about 11: 00 p.m. Bein...
  • Wesley Hayden
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    Montana 1948 follows the life of a twelve-year-old boy, David Hayden, whose father, Wesley Hayden, was town sheriff in the little town of Montana. There he lives peacefully with his wife, Gail Hayden, and continues to up-hold the law following a tradition left for him by his father. His brother Frank is also a respected member of the community, even more so than his brother, being the town doctor and a decorated war hero. It was in the summer of 1948 that the events which make up the tale occurr...

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