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  • Previous Aunt's Entire Wish
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    Snoozing Goddess Once upon a time, there was a husband and wife. When the wife finally gave birth to a beautiful daughter they decided to throw a huge party. They invited their entire family, all their uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and aunts. Now there were 13 aunts in the family altogether but the husband and queen only invited 12. They forgot about the 13th. End the end their forgetfulness would cost them dearly. It was a magnificent party, the caterers brought loads of delicious food. Ther...
  • Weird Sound From A Simple Machine
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    I stood in the woods behind my house looking for something that I knew I would never find. So many questions remained unanswered to me. But I'm starting at the probable end of the story. I should begin at the beginning. It was a normal autumn evening at the Smith house. All of my family was sitting around the TV watching Home Along for the thirty time. My wife was in her normal position on the couch wearing her sweatshirt. She always wears sweat shirts to big for her too. She says its cause if m...
  • Lawn Party As A Male Narrator
    674 words
    Ann Beattie writes her short story "The Lawn Party" as a male narrator. Because men tend to be less emotional than women are, this makes the narrators point of view more believable. Although this is a story that moves from one agonizing situation to another, the lack of human emotion leaves one with a somewhat empty feeling. One could infer that the author removed all sensitivity from the narrator in an attempt to make him appear aloof, indifferent, and even somewhat callous. The narrator lost h...
  • Marriage Question And Anna
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    What is the real difference between men and women? Is sex merely an anatomical difference, or are gender roles based on actual mental and emotional differences? Regardless of whether gender roles are socially constructed or naturally inherent, they exist and have since Adam and Eve. The history of gender roles has been long and varied, frequently switching from near equality of the sexes to complete inequality and back. In the Middle Ages, gender limitations were prevalent in that the woman was ...
  • Arthur's Physical Perception Of Brenda
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    Failure In the United States, print and electronic media advertisements are full of images of the perfect family: usually proud parents with a happy and healthy child. New parents expect the fulfillment of a high-quality relationship with their newborn. So what happens when this fixation of happiness goes awry How do the parents cope with failure when their child is born with some sort of imperfection Wednesday's Child by Joyce Carol Oates shows how one family succumbs to deceit and immorality d...
  • Rappaccini's Daughter And The Birthmark
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    The Unsuccessful Experiments in Nathaniel Hawthorne's'Rappaccini's Daughter' and 'The Bithmark' How are experiments done without the use of guinea pigs to help us learn and understand what is being studied? Everyday lab animals, such as mice, are used in experiments as guinea pigs because they provide similar reactions in comparison to the human body. Thus, mush knowledge of science is gained through guinea pigs. However, in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic stories 'Rappaccini's Daughter' and 'The ...
  • Lucy And Polly Love Maceath
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    Levi Sieg History 151 Professor Cody 17 February 1997 A Downfall of Human Nature In John Gay's, Beggar's Opera, love and marriage dominate the theme of the play, but they are not as highly thought of as they are in today's society. Polly gets married for all the right reasons, but according to her parents she gets married for all the wrong reasons. Polly being married to her parents means a loss of income, but it did mean that Polly could kill her husband and get the money that he did have, whic...
  • Mayhem Mr Bhowmick
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    In the short story "A Father' by Bharati Mukherjee a feuding and distant relationship between a father and daughter is shown. The story is about a Mr. Bhowmick a middle aged man who is married. The two have a daughter who is twenty-six years and an electrical engineer. Mr. Bhowmick who is a religious and spiritual man is discouraged by his wife, because of his constant prayers. "He wasn't praying, she nagged; he was shutting her out of his life. ' The relationship between the members of this hou...

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