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Personal Narrative - Sleeping with the Enemy - Sleeping with the Enemy When I fall asleep in public, Alex informs everyone that "Bryan likes to pay money to go to sleep." His words don't stray far from the truth. I am convinced that I am afflicted, cursed, by something. I am haunted by the constant threat of unconsciousness. Glancing behind me, I see nothing, but sense the shadow that lurks. He is never very far, waiting patiently for me to drop my guard. We are very close, my shadow and I, and we know all of each others' tricks. A continuing match of wits takes place every time I step into a living room, a movie theater, a library, an automobile....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1761 words
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Personal Narrative of Acting in a Play - Autobiography It was a normal Sunday morning, the weather was good and church had just finished. We were all having coffee and then it struck me. There were lots of people in the hall, and they were all being given a booklet. I wandered over there with a few friends to try and see what they were doing. Then I saw it. The front cover of the booklet they had. It had a weird name. At first I didn't understand. Why was it called Stanmore Scenes. I knew we were in Stanmore but I didn't realize why you would call something Stanmore Scenes....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1771 words
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Personal Narative- Tough Girl - Personal Narative- Tough Girl She went to the land of Hollywood with a diamond wedding necklace hanging loosely from her neck like a noose before it gives its snapping goodbye. She went to the land of dreams with pride coloring her shadow; a haughty swing of her thick plait; and why not. Her name was Serina –she was named after a dream. Why not. I thought, though I cried the night before because she got the chance bestowed to her curvy hips, her white Colgate smile, her crystal blue eyes. And what about me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1367 words
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Free Narrative Essays - This Girl - This Girl The girl slowly creeped across the floor. She had a look on her face of love. She began to tempt me. I could not allow her to take control over me. I could not resist. I had to let the love warm my body. I have let her take over once again. I have lost to her kiss. The kiss that has sweetened my blood. I absorbed her body. I walked down the trail on a journey to find my house. I took this route every day. I know that it will lead me back to the place that I love so much....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 576 words
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Personal Narrative - A Hasty Decision - A Hasty Decision When I turned eighteen I went out and began renting my very own apartment. The effort I put into this task at the time seemed sufficient. I went online, found a place I liked with good location and low rent. I asked my good friend Sean to live with me to help keep costs down. Then I took care of all the utilities, gas electric, cable, phone, internet, and all the necessities. My first apartment gave me some very rough times, but from that time I learned a little about apartments and a lot about life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 671 words
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Personal Narrative - Music and I - Music and I Ever since I was a small child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heart-warming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable affect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. If I am in a foul mood, an angry girl band can make my rotten attitude even more irresistibly awful. When I am happy, any sort of upbeat, dance-to-me kind of music enhances my joy that much more....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2013 words
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Personal Narrative - Athlete to Academia - Athlete to Academia Instead of feeling pressure to conform as a student at the University of Georgia, I have found that being in college has made me value the importance of a higher education more so than I ever had before. During high school, my primary goal was to play well enough to receive a football scholarship. At that time, my focus was not on academics. However, since I've arrived at the University of Georgia, my entire concept of the value of a college degree has slowly changed. Rather than seeing just football in my future, I can now picture myself as a football player with a college degree....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 658 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Change - Change My whole life, I have been presented to a single element called change. Change occurs in many different forms and is carried out in many different ways. However, just recently, I have come to the realization that change can be the deepest of all subjects. I always assumed that change occured when you moved to a new town or when you lost someone close to you. Those are elements to change, yes, but change doesn't have to occur over a single dramatic event. It can just happen overnight when your brain determines it's time to do something different....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 465 words
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Narrative Essay: A Canoeing Adventure - A Canoeing Adventure   Although I was born in Texas, my father was transferred when I was just ten and I spent most of my impressionable years in a tiny village a few minutes from a national park.  This move to a rural area was an event that changed my life forever. Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, most of my free time was spent romping through the woods, navigating rivers in a canoe and camping in the many provincial parks nearby.   At the university, I came across a group of students who had never experienced "the great outdoors" before....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 688 words
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Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals? - My Love of Football...and Musicals. I am first in my class, an all-state football player, weigh 220 pounds, and can lift up small cars, yet I have a secret which I have kept hidden for years. It rages within me, yearning to break free and reveal itself in both shame and splendor. I can contain it no longer. I must shed my inhibitions and proclaim aloud, "So help me God, I love musicals!" Until now, only my family and those who have had the experience of calling my house in the midst of one of my renditions of the confrontation scene between Javert and Valjean from Les Misérables knew about my passion for musical theater....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 503 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Canoeing - Canoeing: A to Z We were practicing methods of paddling Ruth Elvedt discusses in her book, Canoeing: A to Z. We did the side stroke, which pulls the canoe sideways. We did the back stroke, which makes the canoe reverse course. We also did the classic forward stroke to go forward. We became quite proficient in the art of spinning the canoe around in circles from combining the methods Ms. Elvedt discusses in her book. The numerous people who were floating close by laughed at us and called us idiots because of our unique practice of paddling....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 730 words
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Personal Narrative - Catapulting Fish - Catapulting Fish I saw fish. We all did. Little silver fish the size of my palm were all lying sideways on the surface of the water. There were just a few at first, but they kept appearing. I saw a little boy point to a fish and ask his father about it. The boy knew the difference between the fake shark and the real dead fish. I entered Amityville from the employee entrance. Just past the break room there is a 7-foot-tall light blue wooden gate door. Even from there, I could smell it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 979 words
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Personal Narrative - A Journey - A Journey I am by myself wearing my blue jeans and an old flannel shirt. It is cool outside but I decided to leave my gloves at home, feeling comfortable with my warm shirt and my sturdy boots. It is just me and the woods. I take nothing with me when I leave, because I know that I won't be gone too long. It is early fall so it is cool outside but not cold. I am back on teh east coast walking through the woods of the Appalachins. The leaves have begun turning colors so there is a beautiful aray of oranges, yellows, greens, and reds....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 930 words
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Personal Narrative - Our Marriage - Our Marriage Our official journey began on August 2, 1997 in Las Vegas. That was our wedding day and my official entry into married life. Tim and I said, ?I do. in Clark County, Nevada. The clerk declared us 'best friends for life' in a ceremony with just the two of us. That declaration was more profound and welcomed than one any priest could have made. Our wedding cost a total of seventy-two dollars, this included the license and ceremony. I should also include the cost of what I call 'our wedding planner.' His name was Jake and he was a taxi driver, he charged us fifteen dollars and we tipped him fifteen for his extra duties, it was a special day....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2102 words
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Personal Narrative: A Personal Essay - “The inside of the shell looks to me like a sore throat mouth,” is the sentence I wrote on paper eighteen years ago. It was my first day of an expository writing class and I was a freshman in college. Assorted objects were placed in the center of a table, around which twenty students and I sat around. Professor H asked us to describe the objects. What I saw was a seashell, a piece of driftwood and a black and white framed photo of an old man and a silver pocket watch. I wanted to sketch the still life in opposition to writing....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English] 1303 words
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Women In Slavery in Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl and Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative - The notion of slavery, as unpleasant as it is, must nonetheless be examined to understand the hardships that were caused in the lives of enslaved African-Americans. Without a doubt, conditions that the slaves lived under could be easily described as intolerable and inhumane. As painful as the slave's treatment by the masters was, it proved to be more unbearable for the women who were enslaved. Why did the women suffer a grimmer fate as slaves. The answer lies in the readings, Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl and Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative which both imply that sexual abuse, jealous mistresses', and loss of children caused the female slaves to endure a more d...   [tags: Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano]
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Exploring the Transformation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca - In "The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca", Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca’s fight for survival, while being deprived of the basic necessities of life, proves there is a change in him from the beginning of the narrative to the end. This transformation, though, affected multiple aspects of de Vaca, including his motives, character, and perspective of civilization. Cabeza de Vaca’s experience is crucial to the history of America, as well as Spain, because it was one of the first accounts that revealed a certain equilibrium between the mighty and superior Spaniard and the Indian, once the Spaniard was stripped of his noble stature....   [tags: The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca]
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Personal Narrative I am a daydreamer - I am Just Another Daydreamer I am a dreamer, and am always in deep thought. Everything that goes on in my life and all that goes on around me is played and replayed repeatedly in my head. I think about why things happen, and imagine what might happen in the future. I think about how things could have been and about how things can be. When I was asked where I see myself in three years, immediately an entire scenario played in my head. I imagined myself going to school, living on my own, preparing to own my own boutique, and just being that typical college student....   [tags: Narrative Essay] 794 words
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Personal Narrative - To Leave or To Stay - To Leave or To Stay Have you ever felt lost. Have you ever felt scared of the future not knowing what to expect and what to do. If you have then you have experienced a crisis that you had to resolve in order to continue your life normally. Sometimes it is really hard to know what is best and to realize what have to be done, and the younger you are the harder it is. No matter what you think though, the only way to solve your problem is to sit down and think about it and come up with all the positive sides and all the negative sides of the situation, and then decide what you should do....   [tags: Personal Narrative Growing Up Essays] 1561 words
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The Benefits of Narrative Therapy - Narrative Therapy In the early 80’s a new theory garnered acclaim in psychotherapeutic circles. It is called Narrative therapy and has its roots in a postmodern idea known as constructivism. Ian Ridgway (2005) defines constructivism this way, “Humans create meaning within social contexts because it is believed either that reality is essentially without meaning or its true meaning is beyond us.” Michael White and David Epston are the two most prominent figures in the development of Narrative Therapy....   [tags: psychotherapy, psychology]
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To The Lighthouse – A Modern Quest Narrative - Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse” (1992) can be considered as a modern quest narrative. In literature, a quest is often utilized as a plot device and can be described as a journey towards a goal. The journey is predominately carried out by the hero of the story who has to prevail over many complications to reach their target. There are four significant quests in the novel which are expressed by the four key characters; Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, James Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. The author, Virginia Woolf, also has her own quest evolving which subconsciously develops through Lily Briscoe....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Personal Narrative: Death in a Dream - Dream a Little Dream My grandmother always said, “you cannot choose between life or death while sleeping”. When you are sleeping, your body practically doesn’t belong to you. Its almost as though you have no control over anything that might happen to you in your dreams, especially if it is something dangerous. When I ask people why this happens, they theorize that a powerful force or being has entrapped your body. You could end up dying in your dreams, thus leading to your death or illness in reality....   [tags: Narrative Essay Dying Death Asleep] 944 words
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The Purpose of the Biblical Flood narrative - ... Both stories portray the final rest of the boat on a mountain. “On Mt. Nimush the boat lodged firm, Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway” (The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet XI) parallels “At the end of one hundred and fifty days the waters had abated; and in the seventh month on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat” (Gen 8:3 – 4, NRSV) of the Bible. The release of three birds, without the return of the third, is another description portrayed in both narratives....   [tags: Theology, Religion]
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Narrative Therapy and Family Therapy - ... This separation creates an unoppressed space for the individual to see that a change in their life can take place and they can to a degree be free of the from the problem saturated story. The externalisation can leave the individual feeling relieved of the opression the problem was causing them, give them the chance to take a more objective view of the externalised aspect and reclaim their lives as they see desirable (Carey & Russell 2002, p.78-79). Due to the fact that externalising creates a deeper meaning of the object being externalised, the technique is also applied to positive aspects of an individual’s experiences or solution based initiatives (Carey & Russell 2002, p.82; Ramey et...   [tags: externalising, oppression]
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Personal Narrative: The Prom - I never went to a single formal dance until my senior year. On nights when there was a winter formal or a junior prom, my friends would get dressed up and ready to dance in their beautiful gowns. While they were dancing with their dates, I was at home watching T.V. It's not that I had trouble finding a date of my own but just the thought of getting dressed up and dancing in a dress didn't interest me. One day, a week before Mira Mesa's senior prom I decided to go. It was after all my last year in high school and I at least wanted to experience one formal dance....   [tags: Example Personal Narrative] 1191 words
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Personal Narrative About Me - Me I am sentimental, out-going, indecisive, understanding, curious, naive, lazy, and young. I want to be ... , well a lot of things, and growing is discovering what they are. I feel people cannot see the potential within, although there is no one to blame but myself. I look to others for approval instead of to myself. I aim to please; it leads to approval. I don’t like to discuss my faults; I pity myself. I am weak in some respects, but in others I am strong. My life is a balance of ups and downs....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 494 words
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Personal Narrative about Skiing - The coat of armor I adorned, made of down feathers and a nylon shell, yielded no protection against the daggers of that cold winter air. As I peered out toward the horizon, I saw nothing but tree tops, and some snow capped mountain tops in the distance. With my feet bound to freshly waxed skis, the only thing stronger than my ski poles was my determination to get down the mountain. I turned to my right, only to see the immediate drop off of the ski slope. As I crept up a little closer to the edge, I noticed an incline that before now was only known to me through pictures of cliff diving, or an exaggerated road runner and coyote cartoon....   [tags: Narrative Essay Ski Trip] 501 words
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Narrative about My Grandfather - That Special Someone, Grandpa I have an abundance of grotesque, yet, barely visible memories of childhood. However, no breathtaking family trips, no unique family togetherness that taught a moral lesson, no abnormal holidays. We still ate family meals together, but most often the children and adults lived in different worlds. When I needed comforting or wanted the best of both worlds, I could turn to my Grandpa. I distinctly remember the weeknights at his house. Sitting upon his lap, walking down the street, getting pulled in my wagon through a park--these were things I loved doing with Grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 560 words
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Personal Narrative on Divorce - It was the last Saturday in December of 1997. My brother, sister, and I were chasing after each other throughout the house. As we were running, our parents told us to come and sit down in the living room. They had to tell us something. So, we all went down stairs wondering what was going on. Once we all got down stairs, the three of us got onto the couch. Then, my mom said, “ Well…” “Your mother and I…” interrupted my father. “Are getting a divorce, ” said my mother, completing his sentence. I was five at the time, so I had no idea what a divorce was....   [tags: Narrative Essay Marriage] 373 words
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Inspired By Challenge: Personal Narrative of Migrating From Haiti to the US - My parents immigrated to America in the mid-seventies with a main goal. This goal was to start a new life and give their offspring the opportunity to live better and beyond then how they did in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Often, I am told about the eccentric and spunky character I portrayed at an early age. “You were only two years old but you were such a diplomatic entrepreneurial baby…a baby!” My Father would always have a twinkle in his eye when he would tell me this. I’ve always aspired to be the person in charge of numerous self owned business’, but I was diligent in learning as a student to be more than just the best....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Struggles] 966 words
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - ... Another Bordewich (2005) describes is they were not allowed to read Another Douglass (1845) also describes how once a month the slaves would be given eight pounds of pork or fish and a bushel of cornmeal for food. One month they were given their yearly clothing (p. 6). The slaves' clothing for the year was two linen shirts, one pair of linen trousers, one jacket, a pair of flannel trousers, one pair of shoes and stockings for the men(p. 6) The women were responsible for their own clothing (p....   [tags: slavery, civil war, antebellum period]
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Personal Narrative: I Am My Mother's Unresolved Heartaches - I have finally signed and notarized the divorce settlement in my attorney’s office. I was overcome by different emotions and wished my mother was still living so she can see that I was not reliving her story. I thought about our circumstances and the choices we made that led us both to unhappy marriages. We may appear the same, but it was the intricate differences that made us unique and chose different paths for ourselves. We both had married insensitive partners; however, we dealt with the hostile relationships differently....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 1373 words
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Morrison's Narrative Revolution in Postmodernism - Challenging existing perceptions of narrative authority is a common writing practice amongst authors. While Morrison works to reassess the role of the narrative voice, she does so in an unconventional manner. In her novel Jazz, Morrison draws attention to the unreliability of the narrator through her1 inconsistency and bias. Morrison's flawed narrator helps connect her book to postmodernist African-American themes. By restructuring the narrative role within the book, Morrison makes her book Jazz a postmodernist text....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]
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Personal Narrative- Infliction of Wrath - Swirling fog and dynamic light surround my silhouette, a warped halo of ominous colors accentuating the restrained passion of my abrupt, powerful gestures. A demonic cackle resonates from my parted, sneering lips, a sense of power emanating from my very pores. I summon my strength for my greatest achievement, my moment of glory, the heroes of humanity having fallen before my wrath, as pleas for reconsideration bombard my deaf ears. The stroke of a button - water vapor and carbon are the last remnants of the blue and green orb that for so long careened around a furnace of burning hydrogen....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 624 words
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Personal Narrative- The Dieting Cycle - It was about 1:30 AM. "Well, its time to hit the sack," I thought. I had had a really long day. I had been in school since 8 AM and I was truly exhausted. God I hated Mondays. Three classes, four hours of work, and then a night class where even the walls attempted to escape the boredom of the lectures. I wondered how I was able to do this every week. I laughed and thought, "I must have a lot of patience..." I quickly changed into my favorite pajamas - sweats and a tee- and I began to brush my teeth....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1028 words
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Personal Narrative - Christmas Memory - I think Christmas has always been one of my favorite holidays. Maybe because of the special atmosphere that you can feel everywhere, in shops, restaurants , pubs and even streets, where you can hear the magical carols, or maybe it's because of its religious background, but what I can tell you for sure is that I can't think of anything more exciting than the image of the entire family preparing the Christmas Tree or fixing the Christmas dishes. When I think of Christmas the first thing that pops into my mind is the delicious Chocolate Cake that only my grandma knows how to prepare....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays Papers Descriptive] 538 words
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - During the 18th and 19th century slavery became a thriving concept in the United States, especially in the south due to the rapid expansion of the cotton industry. Many stories told through the grapevines that have all impacted those who listen to the trials and tribulations these slaves took on during this time in the United States. However there are certain individuals who have the ability to give you a perspective of slavery that some could not achieve. Frederick Douglass, a well knowledgeable freed African American gives the insight to slavery in his own narrative....   [tags: slavery, culture, United States]
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The narrative of the Olive Boat - ... From faraway, The boat might just look like a bit of wood or like the olive pit it is made out of, however up close the detail becomes apparent. Each person in the boat has his own expression and there is intricate detailing on the bottom of the boat. Also, it seems that there are moving components the boat. Both of the lattice windows on the left side close then open to revel a man serenely sitting near the windows. This detail would not be seen without interacting with the object and seeing it close up....   [tags: object landscape, palace museum, chinese boast]
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - ... While any ex-slave could write a credible story about slavery, Frederick Douglass was anything other than an ordinary slave. This was demonstrated not only in his story, but in his mastered ability to retell his story. Douglass gained experience in nearly every aspect of the slave life. Spending his early years witnessing the savageness of slave drivers, he was moved to the city where he spent his teen years serving a much more lenient master and recalled her as “A woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings.” (Douglass 38) He did not, however, spend his whole life as a slave serving this family....   [tags: slavery, abolitionist movement]
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Fight Club: A Narrative Analysis - Barsam and Monahan define a narrative as, “A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-and-effect sequence of events occurring over time” (553). David Fincher’s Fight Club uses a very unique narrative mode in that the whole film is self-narrated by the unnamed main character and has one of the best surprise endings in this writer’s opinion. This makes the film a prime specimen to be broken apart for further narrative analysis. The film starts out with the nameless narrator played by Edward Norton in a nameless city....   [tags: Cinema]
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The Narrative Method of Dracula - The word ‘monster’ derives from the Latin words ‘monere’ and ‘monstrare’. ‘Monere’ means to warn against something, while ‘monstrare’ means to show something. If these two origins are put together, the word ‘monster’ obtains the meaning of something that is shown to warn. In relation to Dracula, this would allow a whole series of question from what makes Dracula a monster to what does he warn the reader against. In this essay I will mainly deal with the question of what makes Dracula a monster; however I will bear other questions in mind such as why Dracula is seen as a monster by the crew of light....   [tags: monster, Dr Seward, Bram Stoker, etymology]
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Writing a Personal Narrative - A narrative is a story. In writing a narrative essay, you share with the reader some personal experience of your own in order to make a point or convey a message. You may choose to tell how your grandfather influenced your desire to become an orthodontist, or perhaps you’ll relate the story of the time you didn’t make the cut for the basketball team. Whatever story you tell, your purpose is to share with others some experience that has taught you something or changed you somehow. Remember that narration is more than just description....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 1114 words
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Slave Narrative Literary Analysis - Prior to the publication of any slave narrative, African Americans had been represented by early historians’ interpretations of their race and culture. Commonly accepted gender roles are a product of the biological and social evolution of humankind and are polarized between masculine and feminine expressions. These roles have been universally adapted and historically assigned to individuals based on gender. The collective acceptance of individual gender roles has fashioned them into a lens through which all human experience is filtered down to the individual....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Personal Narrative- Finding Christ - The turmoil of life brought me down many hard paths from which I never fully recovered, until I met Jesus Christ. I could see that I was ending up in the wrong place, and I did not know how to get out of it. I had not been faithful to what was in my heart. I knew I was missing something. I knew I was missing Christ. The summer before I entered high school was filled with memories that I will never forget. I met a woman named Jennifer on the last day of my eighth-grade year. She was the Campus Life Minister for my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 775 words
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Personal Narrative- Defining Self - Who am I. Such a simple question: such a profoundly difficult one to answer. I could tell you that my name is Rob Jones, but that would only be my name. I could tell you that I would like to become a professional author and that I have strong linguistic skills and an artistic flair. But these are merely reflections of who I am: gifts I possess and talents I have perfected. I suppose I must start by telling you what I am. I am a human being. As such, I have several distinctive and inseparable parts....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 732 words
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Personal Narrative: My Hero - Dr. D is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He was my hero. He may well still be, even though he is a throw-back to the days when I was more concerned about science than symbolism. They say in the Chinese proverbs that "if you don't change direction you will end up where you are going." I have come to believe that this is true, and that most of the time we didn't want to go where we were headed anyway. New paths that come to fruition, "digressions" that become the assertions you are trying to make, aren't really digressions at all....   [tags: Narrative Essay Hero Role Model] 1148 words
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Personal Narrative - “Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get” (Gump, Forest) sounds familiar huh. When I ponder on the idea of an electrifying episode in my life, I think about the unexpected things that have happened. However something out of the ordinary “tickled my fancy”. After all my years of thinking it was impossible, the improvable became reality. Now just for a second I want you to sit back, relax, and enjoy my journey of becoming Student Body President. Although it was not an easy task it was quite interesting....   [tags: Pesronal Narrative] 1389 words
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Free Narrative Essays - The Battle of the Bands - The Battle of the Bands The best and worst two days of my life took place at Bogarts with my band Radioactive Weasel last month. We had practiced daily for near three years, and our group decided to pull together again and enter "The Battle of the Bands." This was the first time we sparingly paid fifty dollars to perform anywhere. All the other competitions we had entered were mail in tapes and then wait for a response. We got out of bed at five in the morning, then raced to our drummer's house....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1433 words
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Free Narrative Essays - A Bowl of Soup - A Bowl of Soup It was a simple bowl of soup. Chicken with rice, from a can. But as I sat down to eat my lunch, a sudden thought flashed through my head: What a miracle this bowl of soup is. A savory, golden broth, bright orange carrot coins, plump grains of rice, bits of chicken. Struck deeply by this realization, I simply sat for a minute watching thin wisps of steam rising from the surface. Just a bowl of soup. I'd never given much thought to the origins of my food. I simply went to the store, threw produce and cans and boxes into my cart, and brought them home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 423 words
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Personal Narrative - The Rice Fields of Home - The Rice Fields of Home I remember the big Gingko tree on the little hill. It was an old tree, shaped like a grandma with her curved back and wrinkly body. I loved how its leaves turned golden yellow during the autumn. I called them, Eun-hang Ip. Whenever the wind blew, it was snowing yellow, and I was covered with them. I would often doze off in that yellow blanket while the sunshine held my feet with her warm hands and the gentle breeze brushed my hair. In my dreams, I climbed that tree all the way up and reached the clouds--the white cotton candies....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1450 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Surfing the Crowd - Surfing the Crowd In my mind it was my biggest act of courage. It was far from a heroic deed, but I overcame all my anxieties for an adrenaline rush that can still be felt through my memories. Closing my eyes and thinking back to that hot, summer night I can still hear the sweet riffs of punk rock in its purest form. The drummer was on fire. The bassist was pure power. And the front-man had turned everyone in the crowd, including myself, into pure energy. My music had wrapped itself around and around inside of me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 392 words
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Personal Narrative Essay - The Ski Trip - The Ski Trip Standing in awe, cold air permeated through my hair. The smell of fresh and minty pine scent complimented the beautiful vantage of the wilderness. With my boots wedged in the snow, a shiver took over my body. This is was a place of peacefulness and tranquility. Never before had I been so close with nature. Facing the north was the vast forest. To the left and right, only the crystal white snow was visible. While looking up, I caught a glimpse of the old ski lift, the solo apparatus which was my passport to this great adventure....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 336 words
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Personal Narrative - Learn The Hard Way - Learn The Hard Way Learn it the hard way. That is the way I learned the old adage “no pain, no gain”. It was my first dirt bike race. My heart had been pounding like a drum in a high school band for three days before the race. The race was in the middle of nowhere in Tucson, Az. I arrived on a Friday, my race was on Saturday. It was sunny out, but there was a slight breeze blowing the tent around, making it hard to set up. Friday evening was the practice run, where all the riders got the chance to pre-run the course for the race the next day....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2090 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Getting Out - Getting Out Moving to Ankeny proved to be more difficult that I first expected. I had been looking forward to moving out of the house for over four years, and wxpected it to be easy and fun. Moving turned out to be neither easy nor very fun, as I had hoped it would be. I took us four trips to Ankeny just to get our apartment. First, we had to look at different apartments. Then we had to sign a few papers and leave a deposit. Belmont Apartments decided to change the way it filed information....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 880 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Making Plans - Making Plans It was a gorgeous summer morning as I, my brother David, sister Marcia, mom, dad, and baby girl were traveling home to Laramie from Colorado Springs where we had gone to visit my grandma. The atmosphere in the car was fun and filled with laughter. We were glad to be together. Our chatter was constant and our conversations often overlapped. One learned young that if you want to be heard in my family, you must merely speak louder than everyone else. Or, you might simply say, "Would you please shut up for a minute so I can say something important?" We all understood that such a plain and politely spoken command was not meant to be offensive or...   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1419 words
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Personal Narrative - My Real Father - My Real Father "Never forget the past…because it may haunt you forever. Regret all the bad things…cherish the good things. Look ahead always…but don't let the bad things from the past get in your mind." As a young child, there were so many incidents in my life that made me become the person I am today. There were rough times as well as good times. If I were to tell you all of them, I would remember half of them. I think some of my incidents really had some impact, and some were just simple ways of life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 967 words
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The Nahua Narrative Analysis - There are a number of reasons the Nahua might have omitted Christianity from their section of the Florentine Codex. Among these reasons a few stand out and merit further exploration. The Nahua narrative may have been closer to the truth than Cortes' account; he may have overplayed the Christian side of the conquest to make it appear more humane. Perhaps Sahagun initially censored sections about Christianity. On the other hand, the Nahua may not have seen it as a main factor in the conquest. Many places in Book XII the Nahua refer to instances where Cortes is very cruel to the natives....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 992 words
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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - “The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, arguably the most famous captivity tale of the American Indian-English genre, is considered a common illustration of the thematic style and purpose of the English captivity narrative. As “the captivity genre leant itself to nationalist agendas” (Snader 66), Rowlandson’s narrative seems to echo other captivity narratives in its bias in favor of English colonial power. Rowlandson’s tale is easy propaganda; her depiction of Native American brutality and violence in the mid-1600s is eloquent and moving, and her writing is infused with rich imagery and apt testimony that defines her religious interpretation of the thirtee...   [tags: Indian Captivity Narratives]
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Narrative Communication - Narrative Communication Introduction Narrative communication in the teaching and learning process is an act of enhancing attention of learners through storytelling. Scholars have recently focused on the development of narrative approaches to classroom teaching and learning activities so that learners can understand educational experiences. A teacher’s main objective is to encourage learners to be attentive so as to acquire new concepts and information. However, a classroom comprises of learners with different traits as well as capabilities....   [tags: Education]
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Personal Narrative - The Day the Police Came for Me - The Day the Police Came for Me The door opened and in walked the hated vice-principal of my high school, who walked straight up to my 3rd hour English teacher and whispered something into his ear. They both turned and looked in my direction. I stared back blankly, wondering why they were looking at me. Through an undoubtedly bad experience in high school, I learned a very valuable lesson about life, people, and events. Mr. Burton, also the "dean of discipline", asked me to take my things and come with him....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 956 words
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Personal Narrative - The Day My Father Left Us - The Day My Father Left Us My story begins when I was in the second grade. Times were good, and I was enjoying my childhood. On a certain Sunday I and my mom attended church, as we did on other Sunday’s. This time though my dad decided not to come with us because he said he was tired. So we were off on our own doing our regular Sunday activities. Activities on this day were pretty normal. We attended a nice church service, mingled with friends, helped out around the church, and either went out to eat or headed home for a nice cooked meal....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1103 words
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Personal Narrative - I Don’t Want to Cry - I Don’t Want to Cry Tonight, I punched a child in the stomach. He gasped for air, his face grew red, and his eyes got watery. Granted, we were at Karate class and we were sparring. And, granted, I was 19 and he was likely 10. I hadn’t meant to hurt him; I had actually been “going light.” But I hurt him. The fact is, he knew it and didn’t care. He could have continued the night without a single tear. But when the Shihan came to try and make him feel better, the boy’s face got redder and his lip quivered as that single tear rolled down his cheek....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 533 words
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Personal Narrative - My First Trip to America - My First Trip to America It was about two years ago when I arrived in United States of America, and I still remember the day when I left my native country, Honduras. As I recall, one day previous to my departure, I visited my relatives who live in San Pedro Sula. They were all very happy for me to see me except my grandmother Isabel. She looked sad; even though she tried to smile at all times when I was talking to her, I knew that deep inside of her, her heart was broken because of my departure the next morning....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 556 words
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Narrative Therapy - Narrative therapy is a family counseling approach that continues to evolve and gain popularity in the field of therapy (Chang & Nylund, 2013). Given the continued strides of narrative therapy this is a family counseling approach worthy of research. This paper will detail the beginnings of narrative therapy and those responsible for its development. Although White and Epston are the leading figures of narrative therapy many individuals with varying backgrounds and beliefs influenced their thinking (Biggs & Hinton-Bayre, 2008)....   [tags: counseling, faith, research, White, Epston]
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Slave Narrative - The purpose of a slave narrative during the American abolition movement was to directly address the violent truth of slavery. But to what effect did the truth of their autobiographical stories have on readers at the time. Within this essay, I am going to explore themes such as truth, motherhood and religion, and how they interact as narrative strategies throughout. In order to support the analyses, my primary authors will be William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs 1. The primary texts stated are written in a voice which is antebellum of the American Civil War (1861-65), so it is interesting to see the that the two male authors use their own identity to title their work des...   [tags: Comparative, Brown, Douglass, Jacobs 1] 1657 words
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narrative reports - The narrative report is a collection of information used to represent a company’s business, its market position, the used strategy, the performance and the future prospect. Occurred events, different detail and descriptions are usually the main focus of narrative reporting. The narrative report assign the presenter of the company to put the occurred events, that lead to any kind of compilation or problem, in a certain order. The main body of the essay will include a critical discussion of some key characteristics required for a good narrative report to be produced....   [tags: business, corporate annual reports]
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Narrative Essay - Learning About Myself - Learning About Myself It was a hot, sunny day in the middle of July. The noontime air was warm and steamy. I was tan and happy. My dad, my two sisters and I were driving through Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, in Maine. We stopped and parked at the foot of a mountain. The infamous Bubble Rock rested at its peak. While reading the posted sign we learned how Bubble Rock was formed by glaciers. This rock hung over the edge of the steep mountain. Although the rock was quite stable, it looked like it would snap off at any moment....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 816 words
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Narrative research - ... Therefore it is important for researchers to “rewrite the story to place it in a chronological sequence” that will help them view the story in a big picture to then determine its meaning (Creswell, 2008, p. 519). The process of restorying is also important because it gives the researcher the opportunity to analyze the data, rearrange it, and analyzes it again to make connections otherwise not visible at first sight. Without restorying, it is possible that the researcher will miss important key factors influencing its overall meaning....   [tags: restorying, story sequence, collecting stories]
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Douglass -- The Narrative - Debunking the Southern Secret “Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds … relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my … efforts and solemnly pledging myself anew to the sacred cause, I subscribe myself” (Douglass 76). With these words, Frederick Douglass (c. 1817-1895), an emancipated slave with no formal education, ends one of the greatest pieces of propaganda of the 19th century America: that slavery is good for the slave....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Literacy Narrative - Throughout my childhood, the idea of having a college education was greatly stressed. As a result, it was my duty as the next generational child, to excel in my studies and achieve a life of prosperity and success. Learning became the basic foundation of my growth. Therefore, my youth was overtaken by many hours spent reading and writing what was known to be correct "Standard" English. I first found this to be a great shortcoming, but as I grew older, I began to realize the many rewards acquired by having the ability to be literate....   [tags: Personal Narrative Literacy Education] 1400 words
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Narrative Spatial Design - This chapter is an attempt to define and trace the development of an emerging genre of spatial design known as Narrative. It aims also to shed some light on some theories and classifications related his issue. Understanding and analyzing previous endeavors in the area will form the cornerstone of exploring the attributes of a space which is make it capable of telling a story and conveying a message. Nigel Coates - one of the most original and profound British theorists and thinkers in architecture, interior and product design – has written profoundly and practiced design based on what he calls a ‘Narrative’ approach to design....   [tags: Architecture] 876 words
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Frederick Douglass Narrative - After reading Frederick Douglass’s narrative of slavery, I couldn’t help but stop and try to gather my thoughts in any way possible. It was not the first time I had read the narrative, but this time around Douglass’s words hit me much harder. Perhaps, it was that I read the narrative in a more critical lens, or possibly it was just that I am older and more mature now from the last time I read it, but whatever the reason, I can confidently say reading the narrative has changed my heart and opened my eyes in many ways....   [tags: Slavery, Relfective Paper] 918 words
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Biased Opinion Narrative - My employer, an electrical fixtures supply company, has decided to purchase company cars for all of the sales staff. I have been asked to select the line of automobiles that should be purchased. I have decided that on grounds of economy and longevity that it is in the company's best interest to purchase Volvo's. As a prudent and sensible buyer, I have done research on the web and have discovered that experts agree the Volvo is the most mechanically superior and safe automobile for my companies needs....   [tags: Biased Opinion Car Brand Narrative] 963 words
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Personal Narrative - Suicide and the Death of My Father - The Death of My Father My father and I went hiking together just about every year since I was born. Some years it would be just the two of us, and some years my brother David would come too. When we first begin doing this, we used to stay in our own tent that we would carry upon our backs, but as my father got older, we gradually shifted from tents to staying in lean-tos, then log shelters, and finally to the comfort of the huts that the Appalachian Mountain Club runs on some of the ranges in the White Mountains....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 522 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Beauty is Only Skin Deep - Beauty is Only Skin Deep, Ugly Goes to the Bone I am not easily recognized, or rather, I am easily ignored. My style of dress is a cardigan and jeans, or when it's warmer, a T-shirt and jeans. Occasionally I'll wear khakis. I am a very unnoticeable 5'3' and have eaten just enough chocolate to have a round face and figure. With all of this in mind, when I tapped the shoulder of the up-to-the-minute girl lip-locked with her boyfriend-of-the-day, I was not greeted with a warm smile. I frequently disturbed this couple, since my locker was in Make-Outville....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 568 words
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Free Narrative Essays - I Never Get the Girl - "Come on, you wuss, just three more reps," I muttered under my breath. I was in the gym, doing curls. It had been a long day, so I decided to torture myself on purpose. (I sometimes wonder about my own sanity.) Some popular pop song was playing on the radio, but I was ignoring it, as usual. Either the gym or I smelled heavily of sweat; I had a strong suspicion towards the latter. As I finished my curls, my arms burnt as if on fire. Time for a half-minute break, then back for another set. I was absolutely determined to get back into shape....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1116 words
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Personal Narrative - One of My Most Coveted Achievements - One of My Most Coveted Achievements   Dr. Ross’ Comments: This essay is a very good example of a personal experience shared by the writer. She clearly describes an important episode in her life and vividly reveals a part of her true “self” to her audience.   What began in my life as yet another effort in weight loss became one of my most coveted achievements. After the birth of our third child, and too many pounds that were not disappearing, we purchased a small above ground pool. While the kids splashed, I began my aquatic exercise program....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 618 words
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Personal Narrative - My Dad, Formally Known as Superhero - My Dad, Formally Known as Superhero When I was twelve, I started fasting on Yom Kippur. That was the year I had my Bat Mitzvah and the year I became a Jewish woman. In the few years before I turned twelve, I ate sparingly on that holiest day - no junk food, no breakfast. And in the years before that, I ate whatever I wanted. My mom too. She's not Jewish - she just happened to marry my Jewish dad. My dad always fasted. He'd go to Temple in the morning, and we'd go with him - me, my sister, and my mom....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 780 words
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Personal Narrative - A Hole In My Left Shoe - A Hole In My Left Shoe I have a hole in my left shoe. It’s on the inside of my left shoe, and it’s been there since the first week I had these shoes. It doesn’t grow or change, because the circumstances that begot it do not grow or change. It’s there because when I sword fight I drag that foot as part of my footwork. This hole in my shoe is a constant thing in my life. Even when I get a new pair of shoes it will still be back there within a week. Look closely at this hole and you can see into it, into me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 985 words
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Free Narrative Essays - Marching Backwards in Americana - Marching Backwards in Americana "I'd like to tell you about my dream... it's a place where strip malls abound and diversion's mere moments away. Where the ones least refined define culture; you'll be left behind if you don't fit in. Everything‚s backwards in Americana." --The Offspring Indeed, everything is backwards in our Beautiful America: Where the intellectuals are on the bottom of the social hierarchy--at least, until they become rich intellectuals. Where magnificent painters, musicians, and writers can be belittled as "starving artists"--before they become famous artists, that is....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 425 words
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