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  • Way Home
    233 words
    Odysseys is angry that he has been betrayed by Circe and threatens her to tell him the way home. She tells him that only Tarsiers know the way home. He must go to the underworld to find him. Back in Ithica men taunt Telemachus with his fathers death. Odysseus finds Tarsier, and he tells him that he is blinded by the journey not the passage which is his life and that he must fallow the star and he will run into 2 beasts, Scylla and Charyladis. On the way out of hell he sees his mother. The ship t...
  • Gulliver On An Island
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    Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Lemuel Gulliver- He is a sailor and observes many different cultures on multiple islands. Emperor of Lilliput- He uses Gulliver to defeat his enemy and then tries to kill him when he refuses to annihilate them. King of Laputa- He is a peaceful and moral king. He runs a country without complexities and cannot understand abstract ideas. Queen of Laputa- Takes a special liking to Gulliver, and purchases him. She also owns a dwarf who hates Gulliver for gaining h...
  • Cappone's First Arrest
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    Al Capone was one of the greatest American gangsters in history. "Even though he was unbelievable smart, he dropped out of school, he dropped out of school at age 14 in the 6 Th. grade. (Kohler, John. Capone: The Life and World of Al Capone.) He got involved with crime at a very early age, and he never failed to stir up trouble. Between working 3 jobs and being in a gang, Capon had much worse problems to deal with. Problems like shelter when nighttime came. He later graduated to the notorious Fi...
  • Crew Member
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    WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION, Wash. (Reuters) - The 24 Navy crew members of a U.S. spy plane detained in China for 11 days arrived back at their home base to a hero's welcome from thousands of relatives and supporters. About 5,000 people, many waving "Welcome Home" posters, American flags and yellow ribbons, gathered at the Naval air base on Washington state's Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, as the crew stepped off the military plane that flew them home after a debriefing in Hawaii. Politi...
  • New York's Largest Ethnic Neighborhood
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    The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. ' The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, 'I will try to glori...
  • Robinson's Smart Decision
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    From the beginning of some life, people make many choices that affect their personal growth and livelihood, choices like what they should wear and / or what they should do. Even the littlest choices that they make could make a big difference in their lives. In the book, Robinson Crusoe retold by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, while on the island, made many choices, big and small, that affected his personal growth and contributed to why he survived for so long. On the island he made a lot of smar...
  • Lighthouse On Ocracoke Island
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    The Ocracoke Lighthouse is an interesting and rich part of North Carolina's history. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful lighthouse recently and I found much of the history surrounding it to be very fascinating. Ocracoke Lighthouse is one of the oldest active lighthouses on the southern coast, and is the second oldest lighthouse in the United States that has been in continuous service. Ocracoke Lighthouse is located on Ocracoke Island, a sixteen-mile long barrier island, located off No...
  • Island Homes
    540 words
    San Piedro is important to Guterson this is obvious by the way he lovingly describes this place "that has a verdant beauty which inclines its residents towards the poetical". He uses many wonderful words in the first chapter to really draw us into the island, "haphazard", "pleasant muddle", "fragrant", and "pristine", this is in the first chapter alone. He really wants to make us feel at home here, he wants us to fall in love with the place too. Guterson really succeeds in this way to portray hi...

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