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  • Louisa Left For Home
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    Hard Times Essay #6 - Character Analysis: Louisa In the novel Hard Times, Dickens presents a character by the name of Louisa Gradgrind Bounderby who had suffered from her father's education system. Mr. Gradgrind's philosophy forced Louisa to discard the word fancy altogether (11) causing her to base experiences on facts and not from emotions. Throughout the novel, Louisa realizes that she does not have any emotional experiences to guide her. This is apparent when she had been presented with a pr...
  • Importance Of A Father Figure
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    It is a common belief that the decline of fatherhood is one of the most basic, unexpected, and extraordinary social trends of our time (Tischler, 2001, p. 19). However, the opposing view of this standpoint is that there is no decline in fatherhood. There are very few people saying that they doubt the fundamental importance of mothers, yet there are those that believe that the importance of a father figure is diminishing (Tischler, 2001). There are even those who see the father position in a fami...
  • The Prodigal Son Critical Analysis
    608 words
    Luke chapter 15 verses 11-32 tell the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The theme of this parable would be best described as man verses man. The parable is about a young boy who goes against his father's wishes and takes his inheritance and goes out into the world. He leaves his older brother who decided to stay at home with his father to live and work. The younger brother left home and went out into the world. He went out into the city with the money to buy all kinds of indulgences ranging from alco...
  • Walk Home
    464 words
    Sitting at he pub as a little boy, how long would it take before your curiosity sets in? The smell of beers and liquors engulfing my senses. I couldn't keep myself entertained anymore; I had to have my first sip. Being old enough to walk my father has taken me to pub after pub. Ever since then I had to keep myself busy as my father drank. How much fun can a young boy have sitting at the pub? I could only count the number of liquor bottles so many times. As the years went by I was finally able to...
  • My Father S Stroke
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    It was 3: 00 pm and I had just arrived from school. The phone rang and it was my father calling to tell me! ^0 Frances I! (R) m in the hospital, call your mother and tell her I am here.! +/- He then explained to me that he had been at work and that he could not feel the right side of his body. He said that he had a pounding headache and that he had decided to drive him self to the hospital. At that moment I was filled with fear and uncertainty. I was scared that my father was seriously ill. Stil...
  • Dad's Brother And Father
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    Absent Fathers The date is April 30th, 1970. I'm eight years old. I wake up in the morning and I think it is a school day, only no one is getting ready for school. I'm the youngest of six, and usually the "getting ready for school' routine creates quite a commotion. I'm vaguely aware that things are not as they should be. My mom appears to have been crying, which is not uncommon in my home. I'm not too alarmed. My sisters are comforting Mom and each other. My brothers are subdued. I'm still tryi...

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