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  • Boy Calls And My Mom
    658 words
    To continue our family ethnic / cultural identity, our parents must teach us the core values of our Eastern Asian culture. The most fundamental of these values regard gender roles and dating which lead to a gender bias. Children of both sexes are more influenced by the mothers attitudes than fathers because mothers play the primary socializing agents in the Eastern Asian community. I am from a fairly strict Vietnamese family. I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, but ten days after I was bor...
  • Cain Their Bitterness Towards Their Brothers
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    Tobias Wolff's short story, "The Rich Brother", is a parallel story to the biblical fable of Able and Cain. The biblical story of Able and Cain is that of the first story that puts man against man. Cain and Able are children of Adam and Eve, where Cain is the eldest and Able the younger of the two. In the biblical story Cain and Able end up giving gifts (sacrifices) to appease to their God. This in turn, creates tension between the two because Able's sacrifice of the lamb is much favored by God ...
  • Privacy And The Invasion Of Big Brother
    501 words
    Persuasive Essay: Privacy and the Invasion of 'Big Brother' Although there are many things in today's world which effect the way in which I live and the way I will live, the issue that most concerns me is that of privacy and the invasion of 'Big Brother. George Orwell was the first to put these concerns onto paper in his book '1984'. In his book, Orwell talked about the invasion of government into our lives, the effect that it would have on our freedom and it's in everyday life. He focused on th...
  • Brother Of A Man
    469 words
    The Grapes of Wrath: Description Al Joad and the Setting Al Joad is a fairly skinny guy of medium built who starts out being a cocky, self-conceited character. His only justifiable reason for acting cocky is that his brother, Tom, killed a man and went to jail. Al respects his brother and thinks of him as a man for having killed another man. The fact of the matter is that Tom was only acting in self defense. After a man came after Tom with a knife, Tom hit him over the head with a shovel, and ki...
  • Gwyn's Life
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    " The Difference Between Good and Evil" In this book, everyone changes. All the characters underwent difficult hardships that some dealt with well, while others had some trouble with it. In the end everyone is happy with the outcome of his or her actions, and all is well. The characters that I believe changed the most in the end of the story, which I choose to discuss, are Gwyn, Tad, and Blithe. Gwyn was the leading heroin of the story. She grew up in her father's Inn, doing chores and looking a...
  • William And Judith
    844 words
    Judith Shakespeare: a Tragedy and an Example In A Room of One's Own, Virgina Woolf concocts Judith, a hypothetical sibling of William Shakespeare, in order to illustrate the dismal prospects of a female writer. Judith Shakespeare is created for the purpose of showing readers the extreme inequities and stumbling blocks a woman would have to surmount in order to create literature. Both William and Judith are imagined as possessing equal amounts of raw talent. In terms of innate ability, both are e...
  • Birth Of My Brother Kevin
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    Only being four years old, all I knew was my little brother was on his way. My family and I entered our large Ford van in a hurry to go see my mother. I was oblivious to what was going on because only minutes earlier I was on my bed sleeping when my older brother Jason woke me up whispering for me to "Hurry, Kevin's coming tonight". I was so excited that soon I would have a younger sibling to converse and play with. At the time I was only 4 years old and the date was March 5, 1991 but the imager...
  • My Brother Back From Heaven
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    Many people state that they have some sort of psychic / paranormal ability to see upcoming events. In my essay, I will attempt to differentiate fact from fiction. The story I found is one told by a woman named Kelly Singer and it goes as followed. "When I was two years old in March 1976, my nine-year-old brother Bobby died of a stroke due to complications from a congenital heart defect. Several years later when I was five, my mother put me to bed one evening at the usual time. Some time had laps...

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