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  • Jimmy Cross
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    Rogers 1 Stephanie RogersSthapitanondaComp. 130210 March 2004 Jimmy Cross: Life Story There is something special about human beings. Human beings have the capacity to sacrifice themselves for others. Not all do it and many do just the opposite. In the story "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'BRIEN, demonstrates that statement. Jimmy Cross, who is 1st lieutenant of his platoon, is a man of integrity and grace which unfortunately starts to diminish throughout his journey. Jimmy begins to fantasize...
  • Only Worse Thing
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    We have just arrived here in the new world and I must say, things are so much different here. Some of the settlers have established small colonies but other then that the land here is wild and uncultivated. It's nothing like England. The voyage over here was the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life. Nearly half of our lord's people didn't even survive. The saddest part is that these people didn't even get proper burials. Instead they were dropped into the cold, harsh sea below. The con...
  • Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci
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    Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer was born in Florence, Italy in the year of 1454. Florence was a good city to grow up in for young Amerigo, because of the growing interest in the field of exploration. Some of the adults told young Amerigo about the wonders and riches of the Indies. Like the other Italian boys in his village, undoubtedly Amerigo was fascinated with by those tales. Amerigo lived in the Ognissanti section of Florence with a lot of the Vespucci family. The Vesp...
  • Dog House
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    Creative Story: Lonely It was a quiet night. No cars driving by, honking their horns. No sounds of little kids yelling. No dogs barking. Just peaceful and quiet. A gentle breeze blew with an occasional smell of spring in it. The air was just right, cool and fresh. Keith sat on his favorite porch rocking chair. He was just relaxing and gathering his thoughts. He liked to think. He liked to think. He thought about his dreams, he thought about his life and how it was going. He thought about his dog...
  • Medications
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    Bipolar is defined as manic-depressive illness, a psychiatric condition characterized by episodes of mania (exaggerated euphoria) alternating with periods of depression. (web) I inherited the condition from my father. I am told that at the time there was no treatment other than spending time in a mental institute. I had 2 aunts and one cousin that also had the disease. They all killed themselves. My days used to begin with me trying to convince myself to get out of bed and go to work. There was ...
  • Great Depression Thought Carissa
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    A NEW PAGE by P. RingonIt's been two weeks, and I haven't made any real friends. It's just that, I feel as if no one likes me. Sure, I've talked to a few people, like Jessica and this really hot guy Chase, but I'm starting to feel lonely again. I mean, I was captain of the cheer leading squad at my old school, and was one of the popular girls. Diary, I just don't get it. Well, whatever, I'm way too tired to keep on writing so, let's just hope tomorrow will be at least a little different from the...
  • Amendment
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    AMENDMENT 19 The amendment that I chose to do my report on is the 19th amendment. This amendment guaranteed the voting right to all of the American woman. The victory of this amendment took decades to be passed. In August of 1995 marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of this amendment. This amendment was ratified on August 24, 1920. The first three states to approve this amendment were Illinois Wisconsin and Michigan. When this amendment was first put out into the society the men and p...
  • Esther
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    The Bell Jar This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther discovers that she was n...
  • Conflicting Thoughts
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    Putting Theories into Practice In politics, humans seem to be very contradictory towards one another. Many situations allot for disagreement as well as interesting discussions and conversations. I was watching the presidential debate when my girlfriend started shedding her opinion, which I didn't quite agree with. It was as if she ignored what one candidate said and believed the other because there was a bias in her thinking. That, along with what each candidate was saying was causing sway in my...
  • Let My Friends
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    Why Do You Do This To Me Why do you do this to me, What did I do to deserve this!? I never hurt you in this kind of way And if I did I am sorry... I never cheated on you, I tried to never let you down, I thought our love was perfection, But I guess I was wrong, Because you just thought, The word us was gone... I thought you were happy, That's why you had stayed with me when i cried that night. But I wanted to be with you so bad, I think I wished to hard, And it had the opposite effect. Everyone ...
  • Kinds Of Stuff In My Head
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    My Eyes One cold stormy night in the city of Corpus Christi a guy by the name of David Fire received a sign from God telling him that there would be a natural disaster so great that man kind was in danger of becoming extinct. These signs would come to him in his sleep and would feel as though they were happening right there in front of him. They felt so life like. He could never tell if they were real or not. This guy David Fire was a loner. He lived on the street from time to time and with fami...
  • Semester
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    Dear miss Gloria Hello miss Gloria, how are you doing today. I am sorry it took me this long to get your letter back to you. It has been long enough. I have felt badly because of my hesitation. You have been very kind to me about it though, I appreciate your patience, and it has not come without thought. I hope everything is going okay with you today. School is starting up again now and I am back at it. My grades where not bad last semester, but they were nothing to brag about. I think I may hav...
  • Videos Show Prejudice
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    Prejudice stems from many things. It can come from any person at any time. Sometimes it is a part of a person when they are born. A whole town, state, or country could show prejudice towards others. Prejudice in many cases ends in violence. Hitler showed an extreme example when he killed all of the Jews. He though that they were all inferior and the Germans were the superior race. Hitler did not think all of his decisions all the way through. Prejudice is caused by the lack of knowledge of other...
  • Adolescence People
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    Over the years of my adolescence I personally have felt the need to run away at times. I have felt that in order for people to perceive me a certain way I must behave in a certain manner. It got to a point where I just did not care about anyone's opinion about myself but my own. In Melanie Rae Thon's novel, Iona Moon, the main character Iona thought in the same way as I did. At one point in her adolescence she felt that she needed to act a certain way so that people would like her. She also felt...
  • Minesh And Naomi
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    There was a girl named Naomi and she loved this boy named Jonathan. They were going out and every thing was great. The one day, Johan than broke up with Naomi. She was devastated. She felt like she lost a big part of her and she was sad for a long time. Her friends told her to just get over Johnathan and just move on. She thought that was easier said than done, and she was right. Naomi did get over Johnathan not very long after and she found a new guy named Minesh. The only problem with Minesh w...
  • Juror 4
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    Having the power to decide whether a man lives or not, is a great responsibility that you cannot just decide on irrelevant material, but put a lot of thought process into the matter at hand... This responsibility is taken by twelve men in a trial for murder in the movie Twelve Angry Men. These men are assigned to look at facts and hear witnesses to the murder and then decide if the man is guilty or not. If found guilty, they will punish him with the electric chair. Many of these men, called juro...
  • Little Scared And The Thought Of Being
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    In High School, college seemed to be the scariest thing that I could think of. Whenever I thought about it my stomach would immediately begin to spin in circles. Although I was ready to go off and be by myself and meet new people I was scared to death at the same time. I didn't know much about the "college experience" and what I did know (or thought I knew) scared me. I pictured hard classes that I wouldn't be able to keep up with, people that wouldn't like me, long hikes to get to my classes, a...
  • Ms Toshiko Saeki
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    Ms. Toshiko Saeki was 26 years old at the time of the bombing. She was at her parents home in Yasufuruichi with her children. As she was returning to Hiroshima on the afternoon of August 6th, she searched for her other relatives for many days, but couldn't find them. Ms. Saeki lost thirteen members of her family in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. Saeki remembered an airplane appearing from behind the mountains on her left. She thought it was strange to see an airplane flying that time all b...
  • Gail Thought
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    Gail saw the car pull up in front of the house with its lights off. She saw her sister, Lynne, get out of the car. Lynne closed the door with a soft click and waved goodbye without saying anything. She watched her friends drive off. Gail looked out the window at the streetlight. She felt kind of sad and thought, "Why doesn't she just come home on time? It would be so much easier". Lynne stood under the streetlight for a long time looking at the front door of our house. "She doesn't want to come ...
  • Callahan In His Raft
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    Do you ever wonder what it feels like to be suffering through hunger and being lonely? Steven Callahan, a man who drifted on an inflatable raft at sea for seventy-six days, can answer your question. On the night of January 29, 1982, Steven Callahan set sail in his small sloop from the Canary Islands heading for the Caribbean. Six days out, the sloop sank, and Callahan found himself adrift in the Atlantic in a five-and-a-half-foot inflatable raft, with only three pounds of food and eight pints of...

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