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  • Poetry Hongo
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    From an Interview with Bill Moyers MOYERS: Why did you decide to write poetry HONGO: I wanted to explore the life of emotions. As a child in Hawai'i I remember not only having emotions, but they seemed authorized by the world and the family surrounding me. As an adolescent growing up in Los Angeles and the public schools there, emotions seemed to be under a tight reign even in sports. People seemed to want to deny them. I didn't understand that as a Japanese American I was experiencing a social ...
  • Being A Part Of A Gang
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    A teenage boy puts on his best clothes, shines up his car, and heads for the mall. He finds a couple of young girls and tells them about a cool party. Since there are two of them and only one of him, they feel safe. Not until they are at the party, the security doors locked behind them, do they realize: that they are the only girls there; that the guys are gang members; that they, the girls, are the party; and that there is no way out. Why would any teenage boy choose to have this life of crime ...
  • Exciting With A Boyfriend Like Brent
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    Marcie ToninatoMr. MekeleEnglish 101 Final Paper The most unusual person I know My boyfriend is a very interesting character. Caring, considerate, funny and crazy are just's few word I could use to describe my boyfriend. Each day is exciting and interesting when it is spent with him. My boyfriend Brent, is by far the most unusual person I know. Brent is very playful. He often reminds me of a little kid. I think the most attractive aspect of him is his ability to laugh and have fun. Brent does no...
  • Muriel Pritchett Vs Sarah Leary
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    Muriel Pritchett vs. Sarah Leary: Macon's Choice Compared to other novels that deal with love affairs and romances, The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler is different because it takes the reader on a trip through the character's minds. Macon Leary's wife separates herself from him. Their problems begin with the death of their son, Ethan Leary. That is not to say that they agree on raising him, because they didn't. "When Ethan was born, he only brought out more of their differences" (16). They cho...
  • Popularity
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    I want to talk about the thing that strives many teens have to be popular in schools. It seems as though that popularity is a main issue to teens. The need to feel accepted by others in order to be the center of attention, and the need to be distinguished greatly from everyone else is a strong force that exposes itself to nearly all teens at school. We spend most of our years at school, and begin well-known can almost seem to complete an emptiness that we feel. Popularity may not always in fact ...
  • Olenka Being A Woman
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    A story of Olenka, "The Darling" A Dependent Woman The story "The Darling" by Anton Chekhov, illustrates a woman that is lonely, insecure, and lacking wholeness of oneself without a man in her life. This woman, Olenka, nicknamed "Darling" is compassionate, gentle and sentimental. Olenka is portrayed for being conventional, a woman who is reliant, diligent, and idea less. Although, this story portrays that this woman, known as the Darling needs some sort of male to be emotionally dependant upon, ...
  • Helping Others Rewards You
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    HELPING OTHERS REWARDS YOU As a citizen of the United States I feel it is my duty to serve my community. I know that sometimes people don't realize it, but when you help someone you are in a way helping yourself. All the good that you may do unto others will always reflect upon you. No one knows when or how they are going to need the help of someone. When I was ten years old, I began to help an elderly lady with her groceries. Every Saturday I would help her carry the groceries home. She would a...
  • My Deck Of Cards
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    The Things I'd Carry In the novel The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, soldiers would do just about anything to stay sane and alive during the Vietnam War. Some men would have carried things with them during the war. These same men would carry things to remind them of home, others would carry an item to help them feel better during their hardships. What these men carried was something to hold onto, moreover not an item but of a memory or a dream. Soldiers would do just about anything to stay...
  • Two Levels Of Feminine Consciousness
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    'This book is about surviving as a spiritual orphan. ' 'In 'Lost in the Land of Oz', Madonna Kolbenschlag explores the way old societal myths, which are created from the metaphors in our life, are no longer useful in today's society. The author believes we need to embrace the ego archetype of the orphan, the most influential metaphor for the self, in order to become a whole and complete person. Madonna Kolbenschlag discusses how our society is particularly hostile towards women, resulting in an ...
  • Colette Dowling
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    A Critique of Colette Dowling's excerpt of The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence. The battle of the sexes that rages on today is just as strong as it has always been. Although an ever-increasing number of opinions are being heard and made known, many people are still ignorant and hold on to traditional views that can sometimes be damaging. Even though there has been much progress in the ways of communication and understanding, much is still needed to be done and improved up...
  • Feelings
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    Anse Bund ren is one of the most exceptional characters in "As I Lay Dying". He was the husband of Addie Burden. In the Story, he portrayed himself as being a very selfish individual. During his journey to the burial site of his wife, he always was worrying about his well being before the family's well being. The only reason that he decided to carry out Addie's wish was that he wanted to improve his image by getting false teeth. He did care for his wife, but this caring was overshadowed by his l...
  • Changes Humanity
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    Values Does humanity really need to be improved Has our society gotten so bad that we need to make changes that will supposedly make it better There are definitely problems that need to be dealt with. We have a lot of violence, education problems, as well as other crimes in our society, but overall, I feel that humanity is doing pretty well at this point in history. The improvements that definitely need to be made are being worked on throughout our society. The violence in our schools is a major...
  • Schutz's Theory Of Interpersonal Needs
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    In today's paper, I will be analysis personal relationship using Schutz's theory of interpersonal needs. According to Communication Making Connection by William J. Seiler and Melissa L. Beall, Schutz's theory implies that we have three needs: the need for affection, the need for inclusion, and the need for control. According to Schutz's theory, the need for affection is the need to feel likeable or lovable. If various people like a specific person, that person has effectively fulfill this need a...
  • Their Own Beliefs And Cultural Habits Need
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    When speaking in terms of legalized euthanasia, and self-determination, Callahan feels that people should make decisions for themselves according to their own beliefs as to what comprises the good life. (pg. 226) He also states that we will, one way or another, die of some disease and that death will have dominian over all of us. (pg. 227) The meaning of this is no matter what we are all destined to die. In the case of death he first looks at suicide. This is when a person takes his or her own l...
  • Unhappy People Need
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    1. 'Reality therapy concentrates on the client's needs and getting them to confront the reality of the world. In Reality Therapy, these needs are classified into power, love and belonging, freedom, fun, and survival. Survival includes the things that we need in order to stay alive, such as food, clothing and shelter. Power is our sense of achievement and feeling worthwhile, as well as the competitive desire to win. Love and belonging represent our social needs, to be accepted by groups, families...
  • Our On Personal Needs
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    It's a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham Many believe we should seize the day (make every moment count) because life is short, and we may not have the time to complete our so-called opportunity in the future. We should seize the day whenever we feel the need to stop acting as others would want us to. We need to become individualists and take our lives into our own hands. We should take a chance and do something for...
  • Bad Thing
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    I need to talk to someone. dad left... he left a fax... i can't believe this... he gave me money this morning. i knew something was wrong. i had a feeling he'd leave. i just knew it, in my head you know. sixth sense or something. I'm so... sad i guess. I feel like it's my fault. We were so low to him. maybe i feel worse about this thing because i kind of know how he feels i heard them fighting. i heard him crying. i feel so bad. he was doing so much work for us. we didn't even thank him for it, ...
  • Display True And Utter Hostility
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    In Webster's American Dictionary, Hostility is defined as Deep Seated or Mutual Hatred. Do any of the characters in William Golding's highly divisive book, Lord of the Flies, display true and utter hostility towards one another My opinion would be no. Hostility is a mutual hatred, and according to me, no one on this island displays any symptom of hatred (hatred being defined as an intense animosity.) The way I see it, the thirty or so boys on this little island display a certain sense of covetou...
  • Ones
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    Yes, at the time now we need to take all precautions in the fight against terrorism. To put an end to this threat even if unconstitutional it needs to be done in accord to keep America safe and have the people also feel safe... Terrorists need no sympathy. They just need a kick in the ass real hard in my opinion. We must fight for what is right even doing so might cause some consequences to occur that at that time might seem very bad as an outcome. But in the end I feel that it is the safest way...
  • Just Wonder
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    "E-o'I"E-u"A'I'i "AuO'A"I Lene Marlin -- Another Day Another Day Lie to me say that you need me That's what I wanna hear That is what what makes me happy Hoping you " ll be near All this time how could I know Within these walls I can feel you Another day goes by will never know just wonder why You made me feel good made me smile I see it now, and I can say it's gone That would be a lie Cannot control this this thing called love You must think how can this be You don't really know me I can't tell...

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