My Best Friend - 941 words
It is not fully recognizable who your best friend really is until he or she is gone. Many people remember their best friend from when they were little kids as maybe the boy down the street who came down and played GI JOE, or the girl next door whom you had daily tea parties with. Either way, your best friend was usually around the same age as you. This was not the case with me. My best friend was about 65 years older than I was. Yes, it may sound weird, but it is true. My grandma, or Gamma as I called her, was my best friend for the first five years of my life. I think that in those five years we had learned so much from each other. We always got along. She taught me good manners but also ho ...
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My Best Friend - 772 words
At the age of seven years old, I met my first best friend. This was before I even knew the meaning of the word racism. He was about the same age as me, and he lived next door to my house. My mother was the first person to tell me about him. She told me that the people moving into the house next to ours had a child around my age. I couldnt wait to meet him. At that age, I never anticipated how this new friend would change my life. Growing up outside a large city was great. My family lived in a three story Victorian-style home over looking the city in the distance. My next door neighbor was an elderly woman around the age of eighty. After the death of her husband, the elderly woman decided to ...
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My Worst And Best Friend - 1,497 words
Language, for me, is a way of communicating with people. It is wonderful to speak and realize that other people understand you. However, when you are in a foreign country, communication begins to be very difficult, above all if you do not know the language. In my opinion it is not easy to learn a language and if you are older you will have a lot more difficulty. Children have fewer difficulties because they are exposed to learning at all moments. They have to learn because they know nothing about life, and they have a great interest in imitating what they hear on. On the other hand, older people know a lot of things, they have less space in their minds to keep more information. For this reas ...
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My Best Friend Is Blue And Orange - 592 words
He was probably the best friend I ever had. We went through everything together. He was there for me every time I needed him, through my parents divorce, and through almost every difficult time in my life since I was 13 years old. He was known as my Knicks hat. The New York Knick hat I got for Christmas when I was in 7th grade. That was the last Christmas I ever spent with my Dad, the last Christmas we ever spent as a family. For that Christmas break he informed my mom and I he was leaving for good. At the time, it saddened and disappointed me. Now however, almost six years later I am all the stronger. I have a deep appreciation for family and friends perhaps more than other kids that have n ...
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The Lost Generation - 939 words
During World War I, many of the men who fought were only about nineteen years young. These men experienced horrors beyond belief in a matter of years, which is ten times worse than a normal man experiences his whole life. This generation of men, from 1914-1918, who fought in a great war and lived in constant fear of their last breathe, while we enjoy parties, the freedom of being a teenager, and able just to kick back and enjoy life at its prime. This is the lost generation. As tensions grew in Europe during the early twentieth century young teenagers throughout were going to grade school and enjoying life to its fullest. Little do these children know that in a matter of years they will be f ...
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Emily Dickinson - 1,298 words
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet of the nineteenth century. She was one of the greatest masters of the short lyric poem. Not much is known about her life, but what is known is unusual and interesting. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December tenth, eighteen hundred thirty, to a prominent family. [ 9. http://www.kutztown.edu/faculty/ reagan/*censored*inson.html ] She was the second child of three children. Her grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, was one of the founders of the Amherst College. Edward Dickinson, her father, held several political positions. He was on the General Court of Massachusetts, Massachusetts State Senate, and United States House Representa ...
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Who Influenced Michael Jordan To Become The Player And Person He Is Today - 1,085 words
Who Influenced Michael Jordan to Become the Player and Person He is Today? 1. Bye, Bye, Bye (Retirement from the Game) Well everyone has theyre own opinion about Michael Jordan, but one thing is certain, he is a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, power, artistry and the improvisational ability. He is not only the top player of his Era, but is quite possibly the best player to wear the uniform of a NBA team. He is the most recognizable athlete in the world and is believed to be the best there ever was, is, or ever will be. (NBA.com) A person to this magnitude has obviously a success, being able to have a family of his own and, knowing that there are thousands of people loo ...
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Lenny Bruce - 1,212 words
Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider, or more commonly known as Lenny Bruce, was a comedian, a family man, drug addict, and philosopher. A conventional Jewish child from Long Island, who joked about homosexuality, drugs, religion, and race. Arguably, he paved the way for the comics of today, paying the price for being twenty years ahead of his time. Addicted to vulgarity and drugs he became a regular in courtrooms across America. The humiliation he caused a Philadelphia judge is thought to be another reason he spent so much time in court. His untimely death still stirs speculation of murder, rather than just another junkie that overdosed. Bruce was born on October 13, 1925 in Long Island, Ne ...
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Invisible Man - 1,691 words
... n he "wakes up in a black man's skin" (Griffon 161). According to The Closing of the American Mind, all identities "depends on the free consent of individuals" (Bloom 110). A president holds his identity only because people elect to see him that way, otherwise he is like any ordinary Joe; even if he thinks of himself as really nothing more than of common flesh and bones, he is no less a president because his identity is for the public to perceive and not for himself. Even if there is a single person who considers him a president, he is a president to that person. Just like how the narrator is perceived as a "fink" when he stumbled into a Union meeting. That is his identity in that partic ...
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Frankenstein - 476 words
the captain of a voyage to the North Pole Walton's sister and confidante to whom he writes his letters a student of Ingolstadt who becomes obsessed with his studies and creates the "monster" Victor's kind-hearted mother who dies of scarlet fever when Victor is seventeen Victor's youngest brother who is strangled to death by the "monster" A close friend of the Frankensteins who is accused and executed for the murder of William Frankenstein Victor's closest friend and traveling companion who is strangled by the "monster" Victor's adopted sister who marries Victor and is killed by the "monster" on their wedding night Victor's natural philosophy professor at the University of Ingolstadt A profes ...
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - 969 words
1. I really enjoyed reading the book. I liked the way it was written pretty much. Charlie's letters are as intimate as a diary as he shares his day-to-day thoughts and feelings. You can somehow really get to know the narrator - Charlie - and you feel like he is writing all these letters to you. That is very interesting. Yet there are somewhat unrealistic tones, which I noticed some time after reading the book, because my first impression was how incredibly realistic it was. Charlie is only portrayed as the nice, innocent teenager. He does some things wrong, but in the end is near perfect. Even though he is screwed up, your compassion for Charlie is overwhelming, and you seem to forget that t ...
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Rebecca - 1,302 words
Maxim DeWinter- The owner of Manderley, a famous home known all over the world, his true pride and joy. A widower of his late wife Rebecca. He is a well-known man, with lots of pride, dignity and intelligence. Rebecca- Also known as the antagonist throughout the story. She caused all the problems for just about everyone. Her personality was so strong willed that everyone fell in love with her. To all of the people she was known as a perfect woman, that is The Second Wife Mrs. Maxim DeWinter- She would be considered as the protagonist. She is very young, quiet and shy, but yet very strong hearted and generous. She was the optimist in Maxims life when things were bad. The second wife of any ma ...
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Tom Sawyer - 1,511 words
Tom Sawyer is full of adventures. In this book there is an adventure around every corner. Some of his adventures have leaded him into some bad situations but with his good heart and bright mind he has gotten out of them. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his cousin Mary and brother Sid. One of the first things to happen in the book is the painting of the fence. Polly made Tom whitewash the fence on a Saturday as punishment. Instead of him paying people to work for him, he made people pay him to paint. Tom did this by telling people that it isnt every day that you get a chance to paint a fence and he thought it was fun. He had people begging him to paint by the time that he was finished his stor ...
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Ben Carson - 402 words
Carson, Ben. Ben Carson. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1990. Ben Carson was a hero because he overcame great problems. He was poor, he had no dad at home, his mother worked two jobs, and Ben did not do well in elementary school. It seemed like Ben would be poor his whole life. Bens mother made him believe that he would be great. Ben and his brother worked very hard at school. Ben became a great doctor. Ben helped many people get well. Ben helped many people believe that they could do great things. Ben is special because he was raised in a very poor place in Detroit where many people never learn anything. Ben is special because he had to work very hard. Ben was different than many people he grew up ...
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The Black Cat - 1,004 words
The black cat by Edgar Allan Poe is very characteristic of Poes writing. All of his stories are dark and mysterious, and mostly deal with death and murder. The Black Cat deal in all of these aspects. The story is written in a first person way. The main character, which is sentenced to death because of a murder he committed, is writing from his jail cell about the occurrence that placed him there. He is writing this to unburden his soul , as he put it. The man, Poe never reveals his name through out the entire story he just says I, begins by saying that he was always fond of animals. I believe that the animals in this story represent his life in all. The entire story is placed around this one ...
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Making Maya Angelou The Person She Is - 633 words
The events, encounters, and the environment that you are in are all things that shape your life in both positive and negative ways. Maya Angelou, the author of the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings did not have a fairy tale childhood. There were valuable lessons learned by Maya from the events that she faced, from the people she met, and from the places she journeyed. Everything that happened to her made her stronger and created the person that Mrs. Angelou grew to be, and whom she became. Maya was faced with many different events, many which challenged her. When Marguerite was only a child her parents sent her and her brother, Bailey, to live with their grandparents in Stamps, A ...
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My Epiphany - 542 words
In my seventeen years, I've heard the saying "the truth hurts" more times than I can count. I agree with this statement, for I believe my greatest moment of truth caused me the greatest pain. This is when I realized that my first love was my worst love. Unfortunately, it took two years for me to figure this out. Two years of good times, bad times, and finally, the event that led to my realization. I must admit the good times were worth remembering. I met Shawn at a dance in high school. Soon, we were a couple and no one ever saw us apart. He was really great, he'd play with my little brothers and spend most of his free time with me. We went out for a year and then broke up for such a stupid ...
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Lilies Last Forever - 1,188 words
Lilys eyes slowly fluttered open. She glanced at the alarm clock, which said 11:39 a.m. Getting out of bed, walking slowly down the carpeted stairs which tickled her tired feet a little, and rubbing the sleep out of her eyes, Lily went to the door. When she opened it, nobody was there. She could feel the morning breeze lightly dancing on her face and the bright sun stinging her eyes. She started back up the soft stairs now comfortable to her feet, thinking she could have just been hearing things, after all she was still hazy from waking up. She reached the top when there was a loud knock at the back door. She definitely heard this one. She ran down the stairs and not even 30 seconds later fl ...
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Lilies Last Forever - 1,213 words
... lotions, and body sprays when the phone rang. Thank you for calling Victorias Secret this is Lily. How can I help you? Hi, I was wondering how much your Riveria Sun package is? Back to the display tables she went. After a couple of hours passed, she decided to go on break. She went to a nearby restaurant and decided to sit and eat there instead of taking it back to work. As she sat and ate, she was totally unaware of someone watching her. The person was pretending to be reading a newspaper, but the persons eyes were really fixed on her. As Lily ate, she reflected back on the events that happened to her. She decided that Bill and Alex were good friends to have around because they were so ...
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Family Christmas - 735 words
I was very nervous because my tiny townhouse was full of hungry people, people with very different personalities, backgrounds and families who were now brought together as one family, my family. They were all counting on me to present them with a feast that was just as appealing to the eye as it was to the pallet. I did not think that I would make it through this! My mother and her husband, they had only been living with me since they moved down to be closer to me, seemed to be everywhere I turned. My Mother and I fought the whole day over how to cook things. Of course being a Mom, she thought she knew best, but this was my dinner My mother in law who had cooked for me on several occasions i ...
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