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  • Actual Cause Of Dreams
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    An Attempt At Understanding Dreams A few months ago I watched a movie called "The Candyman". It was a horror movie about this psychotic woman who massacres people around her but has no idea what she's doing. An imaginary creature called "The Candyman" is appearing to her and talking to her, and she actually thinks that he's the one who is doing the murdering. Anyway, it was a scary movie and I had a bit of fun freaking out my mother that night by telling her that "The Candyman" will appear to he...
  • Dream Deferred By Langston Hughes
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    Dreams Deferred The poem, A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes, accurately and descriptively portrays the attitudes of African American people during the mid 1900's. Hughes expresses the possible responses of African Americans to their dreams being deferred by means of metaphors and similes. The first thing the reader needs to do to understand this poem is find out what a dream deferred means. Deferred means to put something off or to postpone it. In this poem, Hughes asks the question, and then...
  • Rand
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    The fires of heaven The Fires of Heaven is the fifth book in the series The Wheel of Time that I started a while back. It is by Robert Jordan and is fantasy. In this book, Rand alThor, now hailed as the Dragon Reborn, decides to attack Illian. Rand does not know that he is being lured into a trap by the nine remaining forsaken. One of them, Samael by name, is the ruler of Illian. Meanwhile, in the White tower, the new Amyrlin, the head honcho of the Aes Sedai, is concocting weird new plans for R...
  • Only Things
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    Life is something we count in years. And these years of suffering accompanied by pain and also times of undecipherable happiness. It is a weird thing; life, as we think of it. Every person undeniably tries to live a memorable life but it is a blessing received by some only. To have it all go our way, we have to have some things clear in mind: Pain and suffering, of whatever temperament they may be, are some things you just cannot evade all through life because they are the soul of your shadow, a...
  • American Dream
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    American Dream? The American dream! What is the American dream? Who lives and considers their life the American dream? Does Bartleby live the American dream? What makes this story have anything to do with the American dream? Well in the next few pages I am going to try to relate my idea of the American dream to this story. The American dream to me is quite simple, happiness living in America. To strive for happiness you need some other tools, just face it happiness isn't everything. Money is a b...
  • Violence And Loneliness
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    Of Mice and Men is a book about the socially oppressed and about migrant workers. The workers went through a lot of things in this story. There are many themes in this book, which had to do with them. These themes are violence, nature, loneliness and dreams. Out of these themes I think that loneliness was the most important. However, all the themes played a part in the workers lives. A dream is pictures and ideas a person has in their mind. Dreams are special to people and show how they feel. Ge...
  • Aspects Of The American Dream
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    When people think of the American Dream, they think of individuals who climb up from the bottom of society to the top through hard work and determination. This way they could gain possession of the materialist things they always wanted and live a joyful life as well as provide for their families. One also thinks of a society free of prejudice and discrimination where everyone is considered to have an equal status. Yet, when Mark Twain wrote his book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he intend...
  • Just Memories Of A Time
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    This world has no place for genius. Artistry, love, beauty, creativity is warped and mangled like raw steel into financial gain and social profiteering. What happened to the traveling gypsies, the glee men and the circus A generation of lost souls is found in this mess of suits and ties and pumps marching head on like lemmings over the cliff to an end that is all too predictable. Education, Job, Marriage, Children, Retirement in Florida, and Death in a Mahogany Coffin 6 Feet Under with the Other...
  • Dream Deferred By Langston Hughes
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    In The Beginning, There Was Language A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. Everyone has dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, how they want to live, whom they want to marry and how their life will turn out. However, not all dreams can come true right away. Many of them are just out of reach and can only be attained by hard work, leadership and determination. The poem "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes is an example of just that, a dream that is just simply out of reach....
  • Raskolinov's Dreams
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    Dreams of Good and Evil Dreams are windows into peoples sub conscience and their true emotions and gives important clues to emotional disturbances. Sigmund Freud, the first person to systematically study dreams, said that desires are revealed in the form of dreams. Freud said that dreams gratify those desires which that a person would never express while awake. Psychiatrists today tend to view dreams as attempts to solve problems rather than as the fulfillment of unconscious desires. Whatever dr...
  • Car
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    Kris Sc haus Narrative / Descriptive Essay The Double Nightmare There I was, driving southbound on Hoover Rd. in the brown 1974 Ford Grand Torri o Elite my parents had bought me for my last birthday. I had only had this gigantic, steel car for about ten months. I was in love with every inch of the car, from its tan mint condition interior to its flawless, dark brown, glossy body. Usually when I would drive it would seem as if I were in heaven; just floating along down the road. Today however was...
  • American Dream In One Word Happiness
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    Listening to the panel discussion on the American Dream helped me to realize several things about past, current, and future generations. I found it interesting that a majority of the great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents worked in either a factory or a mill, or on a farm. Several of the women also stayed at home to raise the children. None of the panelists attended college except for Sam, Jo, and Edwin. Sam and Jo were both the first in their families to attend college, while Edwin grand...
  • Judy Jones In Winter Dreams By Fitzgerald
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    "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald Characterization is defined as a method used by an author to reveal a character's appearance or personality. The characterization of one or more characters can be a very important aspect in a story. I t may help develop the plot of the story, or it even may help set the mood of the story. In "Winter Dreams", Fitzgerald elaborately characterizes Judy Jones through her actions and through the thoughts of Dexter Green. It all started when a little girl, by the...
  • One Day
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    Sitting on the porch over looking the sky. I feel like I could fly away on an open cloud just me and the stars. I sit here dreaming of what tomorrow might bring and wonder why I can't enjoy myself like I want to. Oh, how I wish that one day I could find that special someone who would sweep my off my feet and take me to all the places where I have always dreamed of going. I think of my friends and how much they are so happy with people they love and want to spend the rest of their lives with. I e...
  • Their American Dream
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    The American dream is a dream so great that no man or women could possibly put a finger on what it exactly is. However, for some, it is all they have. You can walk in any town on any street and see at least one person experiencing their dream even though they might not be feeling it. On that same street in that same town you might see another person on the other end of the stick who knows what their American dream is and just wanting to have 1 second of that feeling. I say all this because I am ...

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