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  • Small Town Of Dolguard
    597 words
    Sun Angel by Chris Fisher is a collection of short stories, each one portraying a different character that grew up in the small town of Dolguard. Each story is written from someone elses point of view, therefore giving us a closer look into the town. We get to see the full picture, and see how the characters shape the way we view life in a small town. The characters in these short stories were all very unique. They ranged from children, young kids just out of college, drunks, and farmers trying ...
  • Their Cedar Tree
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    Critique of Snow Falling on Cedars Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, is a truthful tale about a post World War II trial in whicha Japanese-American fisherman, the first American citizen in his lineage, is accused of killing a well knownAmerican fisherman. The accused is Kabuo Miyomoto; dead is Carl Heine Jr. The book takes place in thesmall town of San Piedro, one of the scenic San Juan Islands in the early 1950's. The relationship of the twomen is deeper than being fellow fisherman. Be...
  • Sleepy Town Of Gopher Prairie
    552 words
    Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcome d and unsuccessful. Some of Carol's ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these tactics she...
  • Foreigners Groups Live In Different Areas
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    Group identity has been used to distinguish social status of people since the birth of mankind. Different kinds people are in different group. For example, the foreigners in America always like to make friends with whom coming from their own countries or speaking the same languages, and be in a group with their friend. The group can be very big, like a small town where thousands of people who come from same country live in one area; or it can be very small, like several people who always hang ou...
  • Community In A Small Town
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    Small towns generally have an amplified sense of community. The neighbors are more likely to have relationships with one another, outside of merely passing them by occasionally. As a former resident of a small town, and a current resident of a substantially larger city I feel as though I can recognize the merits of both. I grew up in a very small town, where most of the residents either knew of one another or knew of one another. All of my neighbors knew me, and some of them were even relatives ...
  • Big Box Retailers Move Into Town
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    America has always been a country where freedom has been treasured. Freedom is the most basic, valued principle that America was founded on. Whenever a threat looms, it is the cry and demand for freedom that pulls at the heartstrings of all Americans and moves them to action. Any threat to freedom is, in essence, a threat to America. This is usually interpreted as only a military threat, but there is another form the threat could take that is equally dangerous: an economic threat. This is why th...
  • Mrs Gibbs And Mrs Webb
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    'Mrs. Gibbs is Mrs. Webb is Mrs. Gibbs'; In Thorton Wilder's classic play about life in a small town, no other two characters share so much in common with one another as Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb do. Their purpose in the story, on a figurative level, is to represent the monolithic thinking of a small town. Emily Post, an American etiquette authority of the early 1900's, said, 'To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule. ' ; Without a doubt, any intelligent reader of this play ca...
  • Stephen Leacock Presents In Sunshine Sketches
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    Ironic Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their live...
  • Ey Phil
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    Like every morning, gold piercing sunshine poured into Phil's eyes acting as an early morning alarm clock. Where was he? Phil certainly had no idea. He was just a homeless young man who embarked on long and pointless journeys searching for only a place to stay and something to eat. His appearance was a slightly mysterious look. Behind his rugged and bushy beard, he might have been described as handsome. He carried only his shabby old clothes, and a small rusty dagger, which he had possessed ever...
  • Small Country Town
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    Living on Oak Road When I think of the sounds, sights, and smells of my house on Oak Road I get homesick. It makes me want to go back to the familiar area. My family and I moved here when I was just one year old. It was a small country town with only one store on the corner with clean air and very few cars on the road. We never had any worries as we walked to the corner store. The town always seemed very quiet and undisturbed. As times have changed and I am now eighteen years old, the small coun...
  • Things About The Town And Many Problems
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    The Truth of the Mining Toxins In this novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is based on two sisters figuring out where they belong in life. They grow up in a small Native Latino American city named Grace, Arizona. In this small town there is a river that runs through the town. Codi, the older sister, is a teacher at the local school. She decided to take her students to the river to look at the water under a microscope and discovered that the water is contaminated. She ended up discussing th...
  • Town And Brady
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    Inherit the Wind, based on the famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" in the small town Dayton, Tennessee, was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The play was not intended to depict the actual history or the proceedings in the Scopes' trial but it was used as a vehicle for exploring social anxiety and ant-intellectualism that existed in the Americas during the 1950's. Lawrence and Lee wrote the play as a response to the threat to intellectual freedom presented by the anti-Communist hysteria of ...
  • Carols Conflict With The Town
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    Main Street Sinclair Lewis was a queer boy, always an outsider, lonely. Once he had become famous, he began to promulgate an official view of his youth that represents perhaps an adult wish for a inoffensive life that never was. He was Sinclair Lewis (Hutchisson 8). In the years from 1914 to 1951 Sinclair Lewis, a flamboyant, driven, self-devouring genius from Sauk Centre, Minnesota, aspired in twenty two novels to make all America his province. (Hutchisson 9). Although his star has now waned, h...
  • Edge Of Evil
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    He stood at a crossroads. He turned in one direction, and found his small battalion fleeing from the spot, leaving him to the coming evil. Turning the other way he found a dark horizon, and knew that shortly beyond it lay a myriad amount of soldiers, each one branded with the stink of malice. And he lay at the crossroads. The full moon's glow appeared out of the murk of clouds above, as if to warn of coming danger. The lone warrior trembled in the frosty winter air, and let out a deep breath, th...
  • Sunshine Sketches Of A Little Town Leacock
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    Affectionately combining both the idyllic and the ironic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, is Stephen Leacock's most beloved books". (back of book.) Stephen Leacock's, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, is a satirical novel about a town and the people that live in it. The little town, Leacock titled, Mariposa, is a universal town. The people in Mariposa all thought they are the perfect image until now. Stephen Leacock unwraps the characters layer by layer, to show the reader the inside and n...
  • Small Town Girl
    698 words
    The world - demoralized. When I think of the world today, I have to ask myself "whose poor excuse is this for a world?" . The big city environments are corrupt and full of drugs, a place where people slaughter each other for money, an environment in which the negative aspects effected me greatly. Ultimately, making me appreciate peaceful, small town living. I grew up in a small town nestled in the rolling foothills, secluded from the violent and drug filled environment of a big city. Because the...
  • Small Mississippi Town
    341 words
    Two white men, Billy Ray Lobby and Pete Willard rape the 10-year-old black girl Tonga. Everybody in the town is upset with the incident and the two men are found quickly and brought into jail. At the bail hearing Tonga's father, Carl Lee Hailey, shoots the two rapists and now the town is split into two sides. One side understands Carl because a lot of fathers would have done the same thing in his situation. But the other side that contained most of the town people want him to be punished in the ...
  • Author Of Montana 1948
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    Watson: Montana 1948 Summary In a small town out West, the summer of 1948 is a turning point in the lives of 12-year-old David Hayden and his parents. When David's uncle is accused of sexual abuse, the family must choose between loyalty and justice. Author Biography Larry Watson, the author of Montana 1948, was born in Rugby, North Dakota. His father, and his grandfather before him, was the sheriff of this small town in northeastern North Dakota. When he was five years old, the family moved to B...
  • Faster And Faster Towards Gary
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    Deadly Unna? Essay Topics 1.) I would not agree that Australians society is divided. For example in the Alice Springs there is both indigenous and white people living in the area. There is not one side of Alice Springs for the Aboriginals and the other side for the white people. There is some people that believe that Aboriginals should leave and live in western Australian away from the cities. Some want them to leave all together but the truth is that Europeans took the land from the Aboriginals...
  • Capote's Solemn View Of Holcomb
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    Truly successful authors have the ability to convey their view of a place without actually saying it, to portray a landscape in a certain light simply by describing it. In the provided excerpt taken from the opening paragraphs of IN COLD BLOOD, truman capote does just this. Through his use of stylistic elements such as selection of detail, imagery, and figurative language, Capote reveals his own solemn and mysterious view of Holcomb, Kansas, while setting the stage for an imminent change. Beginn...

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