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  • Laurence Yep
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    Presenting Laurence Yep Laurence Yep is noted for creating vivid and complex characters based on his own experiences. Yep's most famous work is Dragonwings. It has won several awards, including the Newbery Honor for 1976, the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award for 1976, and the American Library Association's Notable Children's Book Award for 1975 (Johnson-Feelings 353). The story starts at the turn of the century when Moon Shadow moves to America to live with his father wh...
  • Use Of Black People As Slaves
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    Prejudice has been around as long as anyone can remember, and in one form or another, it has hurt many people in the past as well as in the present. However, if we keep seeing reoccurring statistics of it, why then can we not find a way to stop it We need to stop it because prejudice hurts us all. In the past, our society has seen many forms of major racial discrimination. One such topic that affected North America was the use of black people as slaves. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centu...
  • Enlightened Dweller For The Experiences
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    Plato: The Allegory of the Cave Within the Allegory of the Cave, Plato expresses his theory of humanity's unconscious resistance to change through a conversation Socrates may have had with a fellow philosopher. In the beginning of this allegory we see human beings in an underground den. These unenlightened humans are chained at the neck and legs, which prevents them from seeing anything but what is directly in front of them. Behind the unenlightened dwellers stands a low wall and a fire blazing ...
  • Help Of His Shadow Guard
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    Title: The Seventh tower "The Fall " Author: Garth Nix Type: Science Fiction Publication date: 2000 Number of Pages: 195 Plot Summary This book is a Science fiction book that is the fist of a series of books called The Seventh Tower. It starts out with a boy by the name of Tal Graile-Rarem receiving word that his dad was missing on a mission that he was doing for the queen. And that is when every thing goes down hill. This is because his dad has the only good sunstone that will allow Tal to pass...
  • Ged's Knowledge Of His True Name
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    Journey To Adulthood In A Wizard of Earthsea an archetypal pattern of death and rebirth highlights Ged's journey from adolescence to adulthood. In "Myth and Archetypal Criticism" we read, "Images of death and rebirth [... ] usually suggest some kind of emotional, moral, or spiritual rebirth" (Young 70). We see one or more of these aspects in each of Ged's rebirths, especially in his last rebirth in this book. Ged's coming of age process in this novel is also illuminated by the use of binary oppo...
  • Hagar's First Night At Shadow Point
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    Water can symbolize many things throughout the novel. Whether it is in Mana waka, the Pacific Coast or Shadow point, what is constantly recognized in the number of times water is used. If one were to closely examine these situations, they would soon discover it's symbolic importance. In the novel The Stone Angel, water is presented in the many fluctuations, in Hagar's life. Hagar goes through many stages in her life, where water is represented but without it being physically present. Without the...
  • Sexist Way For Tom And Maggie's Dad
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    The relationship between Tom and Maggie in Books 1 & 2 I think most of the problems with Tom and Maggie's relationship are due to the fact that Tom thinks that females are inferior to males. He therefore thinks that Maggie is inferior to him and he shows this in the way that he treats Maggie. Tom and Maggie both have a strong relationship with their father so therefore he could have influenced Tom's thoughts. 'She " ll fetch none the bigger price for that', their dad said this, and by it he mean...
  • Clear Gray Icy Water
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    Insomnia The moon in the bureau mirror looks out a million miles (and perhaps with pride, at herself, but she never, never smiles) far and away beyond sleep, or perhaps she's a daytime sleeper. By the universe deserted, she'd tell it to go to hell, and she'd find body of water, or a mirror, on which to dwell. So wrap up care in a cobweb and drop it down the well into that world inverted where left is always right, where the shadows are really the body, where we stay awake all night, where the he...
  • Shadow Of A Man
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    Beware Lest You Lose Substance by Grasping at the Shadow Tired, dirty, hungry and cold. Lying on the slate speckled sidewalk's park bench, which is sparsely painted with colorful wads of chewed Wrigley's spearmint and fruit striped gum, is a shadow of a man. I say 'shadow of a man' because this man is not like you or me. This man has no address to call home. He is unshaven, and his brown hair is matted with dark crimson blood from an earlier scuffle with some of the local boys that wanted to "ha...
  • 2 Cm The Length Of The Shadow
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    Introduction The aim of the project is to see which factors affect the size of a shadow and then to look more closely at one of the factors to see how exactly it varies the size of a shadow. Variables that may affect the size of the shadow Although, I will investigate how one factor affects the size of a shadow, there are other factors that could be investigated. Here are some examples: 1) The distance between the light and the object From the ray diagrams I can see that as the distance from the...

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