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  • True Son And Half Arrow
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    It is the fall of 1764, and the relations between white settlers of western Pennsylvania and Indians of the Ohio area are strained. Nevertheless, the ambitious white Colonel Bouquet and his troop of 1,500 men march into Indian country and demand the return of whites who have been kidnapped by the Delaware Indians. True Son, a fifteen-year-old white boy who has been raised by Indians since the age of four, is one of the white prisoners who is going to be returned. True Son loves his Indian way of...
  • Billy And Laura
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    The Gift It happened on December 1, 1984. The Johnsons were camping at Zavonavich park which is where they go every year. Kevin, Billy, Laura, and their mom and dad were all there. They left Cody at home with the baby-sitter because he was too little to go. Every year its a tradition for them to go on a night hike through the woods. They got their equipment ready and started off in about an hour. Every year they take the same trail but this year they decided to be different so they took another ...
  • Clericuzio Family In The Last Don
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    A Mafia Familys Use of Violence Violence can either be used as mean of attaining power or as means of revenge. It is a highly known fact that the main focus of a stereotypical Mafia family should centre around the use of violence. The Godfather as well as The Last Don are two novels which hold true to this focus and are interestingly enough both written by the same author: the late Mario Puzo. Although being written more than twenty-five years apart, the two novels almost mirror each other throu...
  • Bad The Monkey's Paw
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    The story "The Monkey's Paw" shows how playing with fate can result in harmful doings. This book also has many examples of foreshadowing that the White family refused to recognize. I personally believe that there is no plan set out for our lives, I think that whatever happens, happens, and there is no reason for its occurrence. I think that higher beings set choices for us along the way, but there is no right and no wrong decision. In this story I believe that the family did believe in fate but ...
  • Back To Empress Wu's Third Son
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    Biographical Data Empress Wu is also known as Wu Hou, Wu Chao, Wu Zet ian, or Wu Ts^e T'ien ('Emulator of Heaven'; ). She was born in the year of 625 AD. She was born and raised in China during the Tang dynasty. Empress Wu was the daughter of Wu Shih-Huo, a rich and noble merchant at the time. The Tang Dynasty was a time of relative freedom for woman. Since Empress Wu lived during that period of time, she was well educated at home. Like most other rich and noble people of her time, she was taugh...
  • Mrs Compson Dilsey
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    The Sound and the Fury This novel revolves around the rise and the fall of the aristocratic 19th century Southern Compson that advocated conventional Southern values. In that dynamism and the muting family norms, the rival upsurge was the changing role of men and women. This is true, as men used to enjoy their authority, dominance, power, masculinity, valiancy, virtuous strength, determination, and courtliness over women and in the society while the role played by the women was similar to puttin...
  • Lim Hue Lie Ng's First Family
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    It would be impossible to disagree with the statement that "Chinese kinship is based on male predominance". In fact this statement may even be under-emphasizing the control and absolute power that males wield across all levels of Chinese society. Of course, where their power initially comes from though, is through the family or termed differently the "jim". It is this extended or ideal family that cultivates the consistent patrilineal form of control / descent and dictates that residence in said...
  • Part Of Laurels Identity
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    Identity is within all of us. Without it, we would be nothing. It determines just about any personality trait, habit or manner one can think of. That humans have such varied attitudes is intriguing, but where does identity come from People identify themselves using not only qualities within them, but through culture and family as well. A great deal of personality comes from within us. It has to do with likes and dislikes, and how we choose to react to daily things. For example, I have to write a...
  • Lives Of Thomas And Tony Buddenbrook
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    Ana Coleman October 11, 2001 History 225 Theories of Familial Duty in Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks The novel Buddenbrooks was written by Thomas Mann in 1901. He was born in 1875, soon after the unification of Germany. He wrote several books, short stories, and essays for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. With the advent of World War II, Mann left Germany and lived the rest of his life in San Diego until his death in 1955. Mann's novel, Buddenbrooks takes place in Lubeck, (Norther...
  • Forest In Search Of The Minotaur
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    A long time ago in an unidentified land there lived a family by the name of the Smiths. The Smiths had two sons, and were a very poor family of blacksmiths, but one thing that made the Smiths unique was that their two sons both had special training to become heroes, their oldest son, George, was a Paladin - which means that he uses special powers from light and darkness to further strengthen himself, and their younger son, Joseph, who was a Barbarian - which means that he's very powerful and use...
  • Joe's Crime Against Humanity
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    Some people feel the strongest allegiance towards their family and are willing to do or sacrifice anything to protect them while others put their community or nation first. In Arthur Miller's fictional short play, "All my sons", Joe Keller is portrayed as a father who is desperate to keep his family together. During the war he knowingly ships out 120 cracked cylinder heads, crashing 21 P-40 planes, killing 21 soldiers. Although Joe's greatest concern is to protect and preserve his family, he end...
  • Commodus Orders Maximus And His Family
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    Joseph Campbell's Journey of the Hero, Gladiator In the book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell lays out the steps that one must complete in order to become a hero. The first step of the cycle is the Separation phase, in which the hero must accept a challenge and experience that which is unfamiliar to him. Initiation, the second phase of the cycle, consists of several trials that not only challenges the hero, but also brings the reality of love and the opening up of the conscious. T...
  • Kids For Mrs Compson
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    The Sound And The Fury was written by William Faulkner in 1929. Faulkner was born in Mississippi and grew up in the South. The book is based around the Compson family. It shows the different steps that the family takes, which in the end, leads to annihilation of the Compson family. The fall of the family name symbolizes the region in the South during the time period of Faulkner's life. The book also gives off the feeling that Faulkner believed that life was without meaning, and in the end time o...
  • Bicycle Thief Ricci And His Son
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    American Beauty vs. The Bicycle Thief Essay, American Beauty vs. The Bicycle Thief Roxanne Simenon Intro. to Film Jim Mcgonigle Film Analysis American Beauty vs. The Bicycle Thief In American Beauty Kevin Spacey who plays Lester lives a typical middle class life with his family. His wife is having an affair, his rebellious daughter doesn? t talk to him and his neighbors are psycho. In contrast The Bicycle Thief portrays a tight family. Riccis wife loves him, his behaved son talks to him and his ...

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