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  • Pregnancy Test
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    The GiftMandie Meyers June 20, 2005 English 101 After what seemed like an eternity of rigorous tests and dealing with the painful longing of wanting to hold a precious baby of my own in my arms, it happened; my dreams at long last came true. I was pregnant! But something happened; I felt my world come crashing down. The thought of bringing another life into this world terrified me. After marriage, my husband and I immediately wanted to start a family. A year or so went by and still nothing, no b...
  • Mrs O'neill From The Story Giving Blood
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    Courage in Individuals in 'On Being Seventeen', 'The Most Dangerous Game' and " Giving Blood " In my eyes it is a good thing. It can make hard times easier and easy times easier. Courage is overcoming a fear for a worthwhile purpose, such as jumping in front of a train to save someone. I will be defining the courage of three very unique individuals from previous stories read. They are Mr. David Raymond from the bock On Being Seventeen, Bright and Unable to Read, written by David himself. Mr. Rai...
  • Medicinal Treatment Of Ablutophobia
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    Ablutophobia The Fear of Washing or Bathing Ablutophobia, defined as the fear of washing, bathing and cleaning is an intense fear that poses no or little danger. Just thinking about bathing could cause a number of symptoms such as: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or even an anxiety attack. Most pe...
  • Will And Mr Halloway
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    In Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, it is suggested among several other themes in the novel that 'Perfect Love casts out all fear. ' This quote taken from the Gospel of John illustrates the point that where there is unconditional love, and one loves and is loved in return, there is no fear. This can be believed, because when a person loves life and is content with what he or she has, there is no room for regret. Likewise, when one loves a person and is loved in return, there is tr...
  • Greatest Fear In My Life
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    "Greek Theatre " Hello my name is Chris Gerald and I want to tell you about Thespis. The honor of the beginning of theatre should be given to one man. His name is Thespis. With his chorus he would carry his belongings on a cart whose floor and tailboard could form an improvised stage. In traveling from one festival to another eventually he reached Athens, Greece. He was said to be the first to win a prize at the newly established festival in the city of Dionysia. The great innovation that Thespi...
  • Out Of The Silent Planet
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    In the year 1625, Francis Bacon, a famous essayist and poet wrote about the influences of fear on everyday life. He stated, "Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other" (Essays Dedication of Death). Clearly, external surroundings affect perceptions of fear as well as human nature in general. Although C.S. Lewis published the novel, Out of the Silent Planet, over three centuries after Bacon wrote his theory on f...
  • Porter's Life Through Themes
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    Honors English II 10th-7th period March 30, 1998 O. Henry led a life comprised of love, deception, losses, pain, and delight. He draws these aspects of his life into his talent of writing. One can find a description of O. Henry's life experiences in virtually all of his works. He describes his fears and longings, his triumphs and losses. One can consider a prime example of him incorporating his life into his art to be "The Last Leaf". O. Henry utilizes his trademark styles of a sacrificial theme...
  • Keats Speaker
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    When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be There are many aspects of the world today that give us reason to overthink and be fearful. John Keats, When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be, discusses this and warns the readers of what may happen if this is taken to an extreme. The narrator goes through life until finally he understands the inevitability of time and realizes the things most precious to him. In the first quatrain of the poem, Keats uses a substantial metaphor comparing the gathering o...
  • Sense Of Fear
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    The introductory readings, Obrien's If I die in a Combat Zone, Hasford's The Short-Timers, Moore's The Green Berets, and Obrien's Going After Cacciato, all share a common element - fear. An integral part of each story is a sense of fear that helps to intensify the experiences being related by the author; ie make the stories more realistic. Without the use of fear, these stories would lose much of their impact. The entire experience of Vietnam pivots on fear for many of the characters in these st...
  • Care As Violet She
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    As Violet bathed, she paid special attention to her tattoos, each one reminding her of a unique event in her life, like an epidermal scrapbook: the rose on her bicep where she'd tattooed over Lenny's name, the serpent vining it's way around her ankle, the spider creeping up her right breast (so realistic that it sometimes startled her while dressing), the yin-yang on the back of her left hand (a vestige from her martial arts days) and, on her inner wrist, a crude cross with "FTW" (standing for "...
  • Fugitive Pieces Jakob And Athos
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    The power to overcome life threatening experiences helps a person to grow within. In the books Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard, and The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, the main characters -- Jakob, Peekay and Jim respectively -- were all able to overcome adversity at a young age. This was developed through their relationships with a father-like mentor, their ability to build courage from fear and their informal education. With these elements they were able to...
  • Life Of Many People In Different Ways
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    A Day to Remember I awoke the morning of September eleventh like any other day. Comfortably lying in my bed, warm and snug. I was dreaming and at total peace, oblivious to the world around me. Suddenly, I sprang up to the blaring sound of my pulsating alarm clock. The sun was up and shining into my bedroom window. I got up, looked around, and observed the horizon with a disgruntled look on my face; admiring its beauty. I did not know it that chilly morning, but September eleventh would change my...
  • People Fear
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    What I want most in life is to be able to look back and say there wasn t anything I regret, no chances I didn t take, and nothing I passed up. Life is to short to be spent asking yourself "what if?' What if I had tried harder, done more, been better. There are many things beyond our control that keep us from our dreams, but fear is the worst, and we bring it upon ourselves. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary describes fear as "A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil,...
  • Abandonment Of Friends
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    Abandonment of Friends There's a saying, When the going gets tough, the tough get going. People run away from or abandon things in life, whether it's people or situations, for a variety of reasons. When there's too much going on, some feel a need to escape, so they go to the movies or leave town for the weekend. Others look for something to use as a replacement, either to make things easier, or because the dependence on the replacement, such as the alcohol, drugs or any other substitute that one...
  • National Blood Data Resource Center States
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    Do you have any idea what happens every December than can leave any one of us in a life or death situation? We have a severe blood shortage every holiday season. The gift of blood is like the gift of life. The National Blood Data Resource Center states that during the holidays demands for blood are at a critically high levels due to donations declining and holiday accidents increasing. Nearly all blood used for transfusions in the United States is drawn from volunteer donors. Less than five perc...

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