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Conversations Between Leland And Pearl
828 wordsIn the movie, "The United States of Leland", Leland Fitzgerald commits a murder and becomes the center of attention as people try to understand why he did it. The only person Leland trusts is Pearl, the juvenile hall teacher and aspiring writer who helps Leland to examine the truth of his crime. Unknown to Leland, Pearl had his own agenda, and uses Leland to obtain material for a book. Pearl does this until he begins to see that Leland is giving him something he never expected. Leland is not giv...
Consequence Of Their Great Ideas
389 wordsIdeas have consequences. This is a statement that can be proven, whatever time period you look at. As far back in time as history books go, great people and nations have had seemingly great ideas, which when implemented, resulted in mass disaster. Take for example the ancient Aztec Indians. They believed that the sun was actually a living being, and that for it to sustain its light and heat source, it had to ingest human blood. Well, the only way for the sun to eat human blood was for the Aztecs...
521 wordsA Separate Peace: Social SterotypesThesis: The five main characters in John Knowles' A Separate Peace represent social stereotypes, according to some people. In his book A Separate Peace, John Knowles represents jocks with Phineas, a character who believes that sports are the key to life. Phineas is more of a sportsman than a jock. Real jocks only care about winning, Phineas makes sure it's not possible for anyone to win or lose. Chet Douglas is an exaggerated prep, just like Phineas is an exagg...
Step Silences The Voice Of The Conscience
3,083 words"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all" - William Shakespeare. Is it true? Does the conscience actually regulate our behaviour and make us timid and humble as Shakespeare suggests? Does the conscience have the power to make cowards of us? Or would it not be able to prevent us from becoming tyrants? More importantly, does the conscience actually exist? The Oxford Dictionary defines 'conscience' as, "a moral sense of right and wrong especially as felt by a person and affecting behaviour (my ...
Lottery This Story
362 wordsThe Lottery This story reveals how selfish people can be in the society. In 'The Lottery' villagers are an isolated group of individuals who could careless about one another, even their own family members. Although the author doesn't explain why this village is completely separated from the rest of the world, the story truly reflects our society, that people ignore bad events happening around the world, as long those bad events do not happen to them. In this story no one cares to object that the...
Diane To Photography
1,063 wordsDiane Nemerov was born in 1923 in New York City. Her father owned a fashionable Fifth Avenue department store called Russeks. His wife, Gertrude Russeks', family founded it and it is now defunct. The family lived in an apartment on Central Park West as they were comfortably wealthy. They were a very prosperous family which lead to Diane's sheltered childhood. She was educated at the Fieldstone and Ethical Culture schools which were very progressive institutes. This meant an overly protective, ov...
Young Black Buisness Owners
607 wordsThis paper will tell that black buisness owners is on the raise in our economy and in our community. And owning a black buisness has advantages an many disadvantages. Getting loans to start up your buisness is stressing, and can get you in the mind that I am not going to suicide. To tell the others of owning your own buisness has it's own freedoms. Owning your own business for African American people "Black People". Can be extremely hard to start from the experiences of several family members. M...
Apache People By The Invading White Man
893 wordsHonesty Abused The Native American oratories took two different, straightforward approaches to communicate with the European settlers, both of which were responded to with the indignity of broken promises and blatant lies. The situations that led up to these speeches began with the Indian tribes welcoming the white people, much in the same way, as they would have fellow tribes. Their original intent seemed to manifest from friendship and respect. The two oratories which are examples of this took...
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