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Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - Despite the fact that there are people who simply do not want to communicate with others, there are those who do not think or know that there are institutions that they can reach out to for help. In the novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, each character sees the world with a different perception of what life should be like, often a distorted perception, and their neurosis is caused by the isolation of the small town. Neurosis is the term for the distress of the mind causing a person to behave socially different from others; it is also seen as abnormal nature....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio] 1628 words
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Isolation in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - Isolation in Winesburg, Ohio       Winesburg, Ohio is a story of lost or nonexistent connections with other human beings. Every character throughout the text has a want, a need, to connect with someone or something. Each individual faces a life of isolation. In most cases the solitary nature of their lives is self-inflicted. This self-punishment seems to be the outcome of a deeply personal hatred towards the characters' perceived differences with the rest of the Winesburg population. This is the fact that elevates Winesburg, Ohio above the rest....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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Isolation in Winesburg Ohio and Death in The Woods - Isolation in Winesburg Ohio and Death in The Woods In 1919, Sherwood Anderson composed his work Winesburg Ohio, which depicts the inner lives of small-town America. Anderson’s fascination to explore what’s beneath the surface of human lives results in another story in 1933 called “Death In The Woods”. These two works, incidentally, share a common theme of isolation. The characters in these works, are portrayed as “grotesques” or people who live their lives by one truth, thus living a life of falsehood and isolation from the rest of the world....   [tags: Winesburg Ohio Death Woods Essays] 2170 words
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Fading Away in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio -       The final sentence of Winesburg, Ohio imprints the image of the town fading away as George Willard departs for the city. In fact, to view the novel in larger units, the final chapter is conspicuously named "Departure," and for any reader who bothers to take in the table of contents page before starting the book it is fairly easy to deduce how Winesburg, Ohio will end before it even begins. The notion of escape from the town of Winesburg is common throughout the book, and the intended destination for escape is usually some undefined "city." As a recurring element, however, it fits into a broader theme of the novel, that of a need for change in general....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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Essay on Language and Mores in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - Language and Mores in winesburg, ohio Language and literature lead parallel lives. What changes most often and most dramatically is the language we use to describe events and feelings that are common to all times. Language shifts, stretches, adopts, and absorbs -- it drops antiquated terms and picks up a few new ones, and you don't have to look far to find novels and short stories grown stale from shaky, outdated prose, from too many neo-tropisms, catch-phrases, and slang with a short shelf-life....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays] 1165 words
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The Many Themes in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - The Many Themes in Winesburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio is a compilation of short tales written by Sherwood Anderson and published as a whole in 1919. The short tales formulate the common themes for the novel as follows: isolation and loneliness, discovery, inhibition, and cultural failure. In order to examine these themes, Anderson's history must be understood and examined to provide illumination upon why Anderson came to such beliefs about human life. Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, in Camden, Ohio....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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Hollow Words in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - Hollow Words in Winesburg, Ohio       Sherwood Anderson, in his masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio was writing against the notion that stories have to have a plot which reveals a moral idea or conclusion. Like the "tales" that Doctor Parcival tells George Willard in "The Philosopher," Anderson's short stories also seem to "begin nowhere and end nowhere" (51). We as readers must, like George Willard, decide if such stories are little more than "a pack of lies" or if rather, "they contain the very essence of truth" (51)....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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An Analysis of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio - An Analysis of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio Under the guise of simplicity, Sherwood Anderson weaves an intricate tale of man's struggle for understanding and love in Winesburg, Ohio. Against a backdrop rich with symbolism, he examines man's truths crumbling behind the walls he has built. Anderson employs a strong use of symbolism in "Adventure." Waiting in vain for a self-made fantasy to realize, Alice Hindman sacrifices a meaningful life within society. Alice's "outward existence appears to run steadily downhill into dull meaninglessness, her inward life climbs with increasing intensity toward a climax of desperation and hysteria" (Joselyn 450)....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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The Synecdochic Motif in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - The Synecdochic Motif in Winesburg, Ohio       The sum of the parts of the vignettes of townsfolk of Winesburg, Ohio is greater than the whole novel. Winesburg, too, is only one town in all of Ohio, which is one of a host of states in the U.S. This magnification is at the heart of the novel, in which synecdoche is the main lens through which Sherwood Anderson allows us to regard the grotesques. This narrow aperture of perception does not compromise full characterization, but instead forces the reader into searching for subtle connections within and across the sketches....   [tags: Anderson Winesburg Ohio Essays]
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Winesburg, Ohio: The Struggles of a Small Town - Winesburg Ohio is a moving, intriguing book of short stories about the lives of people in a small town in Ohio.  Although each story seems to have  a different theme and meaning, with the only connection being time, place and George Williard, all the stories seem to  come together to a common, general  theme as well. This characteristic of this work has lead some critics to say it is a novel, but one without a clear joining thread. Literary criticism about this work by Sherwood Anderson seem to center around the debate as to whether Winesburg, Ohio is a novel or a book of short stories(Miller,1999)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson George Williard's decision to depart Winesburg in Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson is comparable to George Milton's decision to leave the ranch in Of Mice of Men by John Steinbeck. Several factors activate Williard and Milton to depart, and one reason is they both long for a more fulfilling life. Also the voiceless people around Williard and the vulgar people around Milton drives them away. Finally the death of Elizabeth Williard pushes George Williard all the way out of Winesburg, and the death of Lenny Small gives Milton a final reason to leave the ranch....   [tags: Papers] 536 words
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Perceptions of the World in Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - Psychoneurosis Leading to Isolation in “Winesburg, Ohio” There are people who do not wish to communicate with those around them, or simply do not feel they can. In the novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, every character visited has their own perception of the world around them, and what life should be like which is often a far from the truth. Their psychoneurosis is brought about because of the isolation in the small town. Psychoneurosis is a functional disorder where feelings of apprehension, OCD, and complaints of the physique without sign of disease, in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality....   [tags: psychoneurosis, inner self] 1002 words
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Winesburg Ohio Critical Analysis - Written by Sherwood Anderson in 1919, Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of short stories, allows us to enter the alternately complex, lonely, joyful, and strange lives of the inhabitants of the small town of Winesburg, Ohio. While each character finds definition through their role in the community, we are witness to the individual struggle each faces in trying to reconcile their secret life within. A perfect example of two characters are Alice Hindman and Enoch Robinson. The loneliness and illusion that encompass the lives of Alice Hindman and Enoch Robinson are the result of the discrepancy between their own capacity for intimacy and affection and the inability of others to truly understa...   [tags: Critical Analysis] 1064 words
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Truth and the Urban World in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio - Truth and the Urban World in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg Ohio exhibits a pattern in which withdrawal and return from the urban world into a ‘green’ or natural world occurs. While withdrawn into nature characters commonly undergo a period of contemplation, followed by a return to the city. Repeatedly the characters of Winesburg, Ohio play out this scenario of withdrawal and return. This forges a convention that Anderson uses in conjunction with the narration to address the discontent of the individual in the modern world....   [tags: Papers] 1593 words
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Comparing the Search in Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio - The Search for Truth in Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio    The novel Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson has many themes that present themselves throughout the book. One such recurring theme is a search for truth. The characters in the book do not fully realize that they are searching for truth, but they do feel a vague, "indescribable thing" that pushes and prods their minds to actualize a higher plane of thought. This search for a higher plane by the characters of Winesburg nearly parallels another literary work of ancient Greek origin- Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," which is a portion of his famous writing "The Republic." I contend that the town of Winesb...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Difference Between a Short Story and a Novel - In discussing generic conventions with regard to Winesburg, Ohio and the short story cycle, it might be appropriate to first delineate the boundaries of what is nominally considered the short story sequence and note its place in relation to more conventional novels. The overriding question in rendering this distinction, of course, is the preliminary consideration of whether Winesburg should properly be categorized as a novel; that is, at which point does a collection of short stories achieve sufficient narrative or thematic coherence to impinge on the novel form and whether it would be profitable or possible in the first place to clearly demarcate this boundary....   [tags: Winesburg Writing Essays]
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Wineburg, Ohio - Wineburg, Ohio Winesburg, Ohio, also known as the Book of Grotesque is a modern American classic by Sherwood Anderson. He came to be known as the “Father of Realism”, as he left his mark on literature, being the first one to portray authentic moments in American life. He tells the stories of many “faces” he saw in his dreams, describing their deeply moving lives filled with secrets. The twenty-one stories in the novel are united through the setting, Winesburg, and the main character, George Willard....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1206 words
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Paper Pills: The Cure for Doctor Reefy - “Paper Pills” is a short story written by Sherwood Anderson in his most recognized book, Winesburg, Ohio, which has several interrelated stories (Belasco 859). The story is about an older physician, named Dr. Reefy, who is distanced from society, and only expresses his thoughts on pieces of paper, which he stuffs into his pockets (Bort). Eventually, he meets a younger woman who he marries and shares those crumbled pieces of paper with for a brief period before her death. The story is recounted by an unknown narrator, which is the same narrator throughout the book—using several instances of imagery and symbolism to describe Dr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Sherwood Anderson as the Father of Realism - Sherwood Anderson as the Father of Realism Sherwood Anderson is identified as the "Father of Realism", the master of characterization, and the creator of the epiphany. He broke through the barriers of Classic American Literature and introduced a style that is focused on distinct moments. Although remarkable, many of his stories lack the traditional structure of plot. Instead Anderson states that these single bursts of inspiration are the stories of people, and are therefore to be left untouched upon completion....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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The Modern Experience in Jean Toomer’s Cane - Jean Toomer’s Cane elucidates the complicated racial plight of early twentieth century America. His assumably conscientious attempt to consider a social panacea is belied only by the appearance that the entire work fails to provide any direct solution to the modern experience. There exists, however, a referential significance that realigns his project with messages of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, an earlier work from the modernist canon. A close reading of Cane’s structure and thematic content suggests that the importance of sophistication and companionship found in Winesburg, Ohio epitomize the aspirations of modern maturity that Toomer recognized....   [tags: Toomer American Modernism]
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Sherwood Anderson’s Expression of Sexuality and Loneliness - Living in Ohio for the majority of his life, Sherwood Anderson based many of his stories on city life in Ohio. Anderson’s short stories were influenced by not only his surroundings, but also by his life-shaping events that occurred in his youth. Throughout the stories “Sophistication” and “Hands”, Sherwood Anderson expresses his astute knowledge of loneliness and isolation in relation to the protagonists’ sexuality, while also differentiating the root of these emotions in each character’s lifestyle as he continues through life and overcomes its obstacles....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson - The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson Ernest Hemingway, an intrinsically gifted author in his own right, owes much of his early success to the mentor he befriended and eventually estranged, Sherwood Anderson. Hemingway’s renowned knack for sabotaging personal relationships throughout his life started early with Anderson. The two writers met in a suburb of Chicago named Oak Park while Hemingway worked as an editor for the Cooperative Commonwealth in 1919....   [tags: Torrents Spring] 839 words
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Hands, An Examination of the Protagonist - In Sherwood Anderson's "Hands", the protagonist, Wing Biddlebaum is portrayed as the towns' mystery who lives alone in a small house, and although he has been living in Winesburg Ohio for twenty years Wing "did not think of himself as in any way part of the life of the town" (213). Wing cannot express himself entirely. The reason for this is his hands. He is afraid of them and tries to keep them hidden from society and from himself. In this touching story the unjust allegations of a small community have stripped Wing Biddlebaum of his identity and have forced him to become a prisoner unto himself....   [tags: American Literature] 437 words
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Sherwood Anderson - Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American writer, mainly of short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio. His influence on American fiction was profound; his literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, and others. He was born in Malverne, Ohio, the third of Erwin M. and Emma S. Anderson's seven children. After his father's business failed, they were forced to move frequently, finally settling down at Clyde, Ohio in 1884....   [tags: Biography] 1053 words
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The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson - The Nature of Humanity in the Work of Sherwood Anderson A common staple of horror stories—in film and on the page—is the scene of the frightened and indignant villagers chasing the monster who has been terrorizing the townsfolk. In Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands,” the protagonist, Adolph Myers (Wing Biddlebaum) is a well-intentioned individual whose actions the people around him contort so that he becomes more fiend than friend. In Wing Biddlebaum, the very aspects of his character that make him human are those that society distorts to make him into a maladapted monster: first, the mystery that surrounds him causes the townspeople to misunderstand him; second, because of the accusations of his...   [tags: Humanity Sherwood Anderson Essays]
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Anderson And Hemingways Use Of The First Person - "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."At one point in his short story, "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II", Hemingway's character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer. Sherwood Anderson does the same thing in the introduction to his work, Winesburg, Ohio. The first piece, called "The Book of the Grotesque", is told from the first person point of view....   [tags: essays research papers] 1174 words
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Ray Bradbury's Cold War Novels: Annotated Bibliography - Ray Bradbury wrote two very distinctly different novels in the early Cold War era. The first was The Martian Chronicles (1950) and Fahrenheit 451 (1953) followed. The thematic similarities of Mars coupled with the state of the American mindset during the Cold War era entwine the two novels on the surface. Moreover, Bradbury was “preventing futures” as he stated in an interview with David Mogen in 1980. A dystopian society was a main theme in both books as well, but done in a juxtapositions manner that makes the reader aware of Bradbury’s optimism in the stories....   [tags: Martian Chronicles, Farenheit 451 ] 1297 words
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Pre-Modernism Themes Showcased In Literature - ... When they do speak to each other it always leads to an argument as seen when he states, “My words are nearly always an offense / I don’t know how to speak of anything / So as to please you.” (48-50). Frost made sure to introduce this theme early in the poem and is clearly seen throughout the rest of the work. Cirillo, 2 Ernest Hemingway, like many veterans of WWI, dealt with disillusionment upon returning home from the war, and which could explain the disillusioned character theme that is seen in many of his works....   [tags: traumatic events, world war I] 661 words
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Love and Death - Love and Death Love and death are often associated with each other in artistic depictions of human existence. In movies ‘love’ is sometimes said to be the only thing worth living for. In Christian literature death has been prophesized as the release from this hard world and the gateway to a world of ultimate peace and love. Sherwood Anderson in his book Winesburg, Ohio, changes the expected metaphor or connection between death and love. In both stories Tom Willard plays a minimal part....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1169 words
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Father Child Relationships in The Chosen, Dead Bodies Everywhere, and Sherwood Anderson's Tandy - Father Child Relationships in The Chosen, Dead Bodies Everywhere, and Sherwood Anderson's Tandy       The novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok presents an important theme that is mirrored in other works of literature. The Chosen's portrayal of a dysfunctional father-child relationship is present in the song "Dead Bodies Everywhere" by the band Korn and in Sherwood Anderson's short story "Tandy". All three works depicted fathers who attempted to change their children into someone different. The works showed how this could hurt the children's relationship with their respective father....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Sherwood Andersons "paper Pills": Deception In The Title - Sherwood Anderson's "Paper Pills": Deception In The Title Sherwood Anderson, in the title “Paper Pills,” tries to persuade us, the readers, in believing the short story is going to be about some kind of drug. Anderson in the other hand turns every thing around to tell us a story about two people falling in-love. The story begins with a description of Doctor Reefy and a brief description of the young woman. Then he tells the reader about the “ twisted apples” (71)that represent doctor Reefy....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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The Forgotten Female in the Works of Ernest Hemingway - The Forgotten Female in the Works of Hemingway       Ernest Hemingway has often been accused of misogyny in his treatment of female characters (and, perhaps, in his treatment of women in his own life). "It is not fashionable these days to praise the work of Ernest Hemingway," says Frederick Busch. "His women too often seem to be projections of male needfulness" (1). Many of his stories are seen as prototypical bildungsroman stories--stories, usually, of young men coming of age. There are few, if any, stories in the canon of women coming of age, however, and Hemingway is not the first to suffer the wrath of feminist critics....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Essay on Spiritual Poverty in James Joyce's Dubliners - Spiritual Poverty Exposed in The Dubliners   Joyce describes the spiritual poverty of the people of Dublin in the industrial age, with powerful images of mechanized humans and animated machines. In "After the Race" and "Counterparts" he delineates characters with appropriate portraits of human automation. Machines seize human attributes and vitality in opposition to the vacuous citizens of Ireland's capitalist city. Joyce's use of metaphorical language brings to life the despair of his country....   [tags: Dubliners Essays]
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Fragments of A Painful Case and Paper Pills - Fragments of "A Painful Case" and "Paper Pills" Although James Joyce and Sherwood Anderson situate their subjects in very different milieux (Joyce's in Dublin; Anderson's in Winesburg, Ohio), two of their subjects speak the same language of idiosyncrasy. In Joyce's "A Painful Case," Mr. Duffy keeps on his desk "a little sheaf of papers held together by a brass pin. In these sheets a sentence was inscribed from time to time and, in an ironical moment, the headline of an advertisement for Bile Beans had been pasted on to the first sheet" (Joyce 103)....   [tags: Painful Case Paper Pills Essays]
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The Book of the Grotesque - "The book of the Grotesque " is basically one big list of the supposed truths of this world. The old man who wrote this book believes that these truths are beautiful in and by itself; that is until people come along and snatches them up as their own truth. The truth then becomes a falsehood, making the person a grotesque. People will encounter many "truths" in their lives. These truths have only the potential to make people become grotesques, and cannot be used to define or identify one as being a grotesque....   [tags: American Literature] 532 words
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Critical Pedagogy in Social Studies Education - Since the early twentieth century, educational theorists and researchers debated often about topics concerning the validity, purposes, and best approach to public education and the social studies discipline in the United States. Since the adoption of Ralph Tyler’s teacher-centered, essentialist approach to curriculum, John Dewey’s call for progressive reform and student-centered learning, and Paolo Freire’s call for an education that advocates social change and the destruction of social oppression, education pundits found themselves stuck between different goals, outcomes, and possibilities for teaching social studies....   [tags: Education ]
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Teaching History and Geography in the Constructivist Classroom - In most curricular areas the curriculum has become strict rules that need to be adhered to. The constructivist approach brings a new light to a child’s learning experience with the focus being on practical interactive learning. Children often experience this type on learning before they reach primary school. For example when a child encounters a jigsaw they are not just shown on a whiteboard how to finish the jigsaw, the child is guided by an instructor through hands on experience. The child learns techniques to then complete a jigsaw by themselves and will move on to complete more complicated jigsaws with time....   [tags: curriculum, education, students, teachers]
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Using Technology to Teach History - History for me was a special topic due to my father. His stories were my primary source about the world, politics and the events that had changed society from 1911 to 1986. He had been born in 1911 and had a brother who served in WWI and another who served in WWII. In my mind’s eye, History was going to be a class of storytelling but when reality hit I was quickly disillusioned. The text book was thicker than any I had ever seen and the content was dry, factual, specific and lacked any of the qualities of my dad’s stories....   [tags: Education Essays]
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