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The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck, 1996 ed.

- The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck, 1996 ed. Within each action, man places his own self-interest. The morals of this are continuously questioned, and throughout The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck explores both the traditional, Christian view and the natural view of the world and its corruption. He shows how Ethan Allen's life was that of a Christian, when he followed his morals, was very passive and generous, and even suffered and was a victim of betrayal. However, Steinbeck also shows that nature can take hold of a man, when Ethan's animalistic instincts and moral conflicts arise....   [tags: Steinbeck Winter Discontent]

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A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent

- A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent Some runners look only to the finish line, choosing to ignore what they step on or who they pass along the way. In The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck portrays the dawning of a selfish American society concerned solely with winning personal races. Set in a small New England town during the early sixties, the story focuses on the life of Ethan Allen Hawley, an intelligent man with prestigious family history who is employed as a grocer to the dismay of members of his family and the community....   [tags: Winter of Our Discontent Essays]

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The Rise of Materialism Exposed in Winter of Our Discontent

- The Rise of Materialism Exposed in Winter of Our Discontent John Steinbeck showed alarm and disapproval to the rise of materialism and the post-World War 2, capitalistic morals found in America during the 1960's. These views were expressed through various characters in his novel The Winter of Our Discontent . This book dealt with the downward spiral of a good man, Ethan Allen Hawley. Pressured on all sides by influences once considered immoral, but now accepted in the 1960's, Ethan, a grocery store clerk from a family of sea captains and wealthy businessmen, "...traded a habit of conduct and attitude for comfort and dignity and a cushion of security" (257)....   [tags: Winter Our Discontent]

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Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent

- Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent The Winter of Our Discontent The life of Ethan Allen Hawley, which had for so long held to an irrefutable ethical standard, was about to undergo an unexpected and irreversible change. Likewise he was not alone; progress was descending upon all of New Baytown like the jets which swarmed "with increasing regularity" (196) at the nearby Templeton airfield. With them was coming a new breed, more and more focused on material wealth rather than honesty and principle....   [tags: Winter Our Discontent]

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India's Winter of Discontent

- India’s winter of discontent: Some feminist dilemmas in the wake of a rape (2013) is an article about the news-making Delhi rape case of December 2012. However, this article looks at the feminist response to rape and sexual assault and the dilemmas that it brings. Even though the authors talk about India, these narratives are very similar to the narratives of women of color universally. One of the major foci of the authors is to examine how the rape victim Jyoti Pandey’s identity shaped her rape into an international focus-grabbing incident....   [tags: feminist response to rape and sexual assault]

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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

- Steinbeck: Behind The Discontent When reading The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, several of the themes, motives, and characters spark an interest in the story’s background. The novel, concerned with the struggle between man and morals, constantly refers to the corruptness of American society, which is precisely indicative of the author’s actual experiences. In fact, Steinbeck’s epigraph states, “Readers seeking to identify the fictional people and places here described would do better to inspect their own communities and search their own hearts, for this book is about a large part of America today.” This statement suggests a degree of disapproval, which is also pointed out by t...   [tags: problematic friendships, morals, struggle]

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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

- Ethan Allen Hawley, of The Winter of Our Discontent, lived for many years in New Baytown as a man who wanted nothing more than to make his wife and children happy. He was a simple man created by John Steinbeck, who had as many men dreams. Dreams of money and power. Ethan may have had the money and power he wished for if it wasn’t for his father, who had lost the family fortune. As a consequence of this, he was forced to work as a grocery clerk for a living. He felt as if his wife was embarrassed to be married to such an indigent man....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Use of Aphorisms in Steinbecks "The Winter of Our Discontent"

- In John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Winter of Our Discontent, one can find many general truths and principles, also known as aphorisms. Ethan Allen Hawley, the main character, seems to gift the reader with another aphorism at the turn of every page, but some of these sayings may be considered more remarkable than others. One of the more noteworthy aphorisms is a statement made by Ethan at the end of chapter 6: “To be alive at all is to have scars”. While this may not be the theme that Steinbeck concentrates on the most, it is surely one of the most important....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Discontent Of The 1905 Revolution

- To what extent was the discontentment of the industrial workers the main cause of the 1905 revolution in Russia. The discontentment of industrial workers in Russia was an important factor behind the 1905 revolution in Russia. The conditions in the factories left a lot of workers dissatisfied with how they were treat, with many factories completely forsaking anything resembling health and safety regulations and others making their employees work 11 hours a day throughout the week and 10 hours on a Saturday....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Saint Petersburg]

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A Study of Winter Poetry

- I chose to study winter poetry because I often focus on the cold and harsh conditions, rather than the beauty present. These poems are excellent in making one see past the bleakness, and toward the magnificence of the dazzling light. The beginnings of both “Winter” and “The Winter’s Spring” mention the loneliness and coldness of winter. This helps the audience find common ground with the poet, since it is easier to see winter as ugly rather than beautiful. In “The Winter’s Spring”, “The winter comes; I walk alone” (1), asks the audience to follow as no one, but the author believes the in the beauty of winter....   [tags: Environment, Winter, Spring]

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Winter Is The Best Season

- ... Every season contains different weather. The weather differs depending on the season. The weather could be hot or cold. In winter, the weather mostly becomes cold and the days are shorter because the daylight hours change. Unlike summer when the clock turns to eight in the night, the sunset is still visible and in winter, it is the opposite because the sunset can be seen around six in the night. Winter owns the shortest day compared to summer whose days are long. The temperature during winter feels good because there are people who like the cold and then people are able to wear sweaters and jackets to keep warm....   [tags: Season, Winter, Weather, Autumn]

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The Controversial Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics

- While the Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics may be bringing lots of joy and excitement to fans in Russia and around the world, many controversies arise as to whether the choice of location was the best pick. Be it because of the geographic setting, the biased laws, the extraordinary infrastructure cost, or the deteriorating situation, many fans and viewers agree that they are facing physical and mental difficulties in trying to understand why the 2014 Winter Olympics are held in Sochi. Sochi is not one of the most popular and interesting cities in Russia....   [tags: winter olympics, sochi, russia]

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Recurring Themes in Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

- There are a couple of recurring themes in the book by Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Of these, two themes are “Despite how complicated a situation or problem gets, at the end, when it is solved, you are back at where you started” and “ When you are in love you see your loved one everywhere you go and in everything you do. The first theme is the one that encompasses the whole book, although it is more of a hidden one. At the beginning of the novel, the Reader buys the new book by Italo Calvino, also named as the title of this novel, and begins reading it....   [tags: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler]

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Tourism During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

- In 2003, Vancouver was awarded host city of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to take place in 2010. A worldwide event of such magnitude resulted in significant economic and social effects on Canada’s tourism industry and society as a whole. This essay will explore these effects, highlighting both the positive and negative effects of Olympic tourism on Vancouver. It will begin by deconstructing Vancouver’s promotional material of the Games, to reveal specific advertising intentions. Furthermore, it will draw upon relevant sociological theorists to critically analyze the phenomenon of a tourist event of such magnitude, and the social issues it can raise....   [tags: vancouver's tourism, winter games, olympics]

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The Destructive Nature of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitgerald’s Winter Dreams

- The concept of the American dream has been related to everything from religious freedom to a nice home in the suburbs. It has inspired both deep satisfaction and disillusioned fury. The phrase elicits for most Americans a country where good things can happen. However, for many Americans, the dream is simply unattainable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green, a hardworking young man born into the middle class, becomes wrapped up in his pursuit to obtain wealth and status in his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis of Winter Dreams]

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The Power of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- The Power of The Winter's Tale        Many of Shakespeare's later plays broke with customs of genre. The Merchant of Venice has all the elements of a comedy, but deals with very grave matters and ends ambiguously. Pericles foreshadows the novel in its romantic plot and use of narration. Such plays challenged prevalent Renaissance literary theory which demanded fairly strict adherence to classical values of realism and unity. The Winter's Tale is a self-conscious violation of these expectations, and a jibe at the assumptions behind them....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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Analysis of A Black Birch in Winter

- Analysis of A Black Birch in Winter This poem is extremely easy to understand if one understands the comparison being made. Although by saying that a tree may look old in the winter but it will appear reborn in the spring is what Wilbur is talking about, he is relating and comparing this to the life of an aging man. The poem states that "Old trees are doomed to annual rebirth, new wood, new life, new compass, and greater girth." This means that the tree will stretch and crack year after year to accommodate new growth....   [tags: Black Birch in Winter Essays]

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Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontent

- Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontents As technology increases do the morals of society degrade. This is a very scientific question to ask about quite an emotional subject. A scientist would ask for a set of data correlating points of increasing technology with corresponding points of moral standards. The brutal truth is that you can't know. No one can be certain about the moral standards of a people at a certain time in the past, let alone the present....   [tags: Enemy People Civilization Discontents]

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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- The Characters of Hermione, Perdita, and Paulina in The Winters Tale Although Hermione is one of the main characters, we see very little of her in the play. She is horribly betrayed by her husband, but we never really see her feelings on the subject. In many other plays, Shakespeare uses asides and soliloquies to give insight into the characters mind. Hermione must be having complex and very troubling thoughts, but we never see them. Hermione is in Act I Scene ii where she plays the perfect royal hostess....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale In Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the playwright introduces his audience to a world blending natural imagery with that of ancient religion. Appearing as nature’s child, Perdita fails to realize her own identity and does not recognize that the flowers she describes mimic her own image. Just as gillyvors are a result of crossbreeding, the shepherdess is essentially one of nature’s bastards since she eventually discovers Porrus has been an adoptive father for her, and Leontes is her biological father....   [tags: William Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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The Voice of An Old Man's Winter Night

- The Voice of "An Old Man's Winter Night" Perhaps the most haunting poem in Mountain Interval is "An Old Man's Winter Night," a poem about an old man dying in the wintry climate of New England and alone. Here, more so than in "The Oven Bird," the comfort of a warmly human subject is held out; no one who ever responded to a Norman Rockwell magazine cover could but be taken by the old man, alone in his house ("All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him"), unable to summon up the resources to hold the winter night at bay: What kept his eyes from giving back the gaze Was the lamp tilted near them in his hand....   [tags: Old Man's Winter Night]

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The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler

- The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler       In the past, fairy-tales have been a major form of writing for the great minds of the imaginative authors of the world. In search of cultural roots, much of Europe focused on its folktale and fairy-tales. However, Early Modern and Contemporary Italy took its tales and changed, manipulated, and combined them, having dissimilar concerns as the other societies of Europe. Influenced by his nation's overall approach to its heritage, Italo Calvino, in his novel If on a winter's night a traveler, is blatantly provided with a fundamental structure, plot, and theme through his use of the fairy-tale....   [tags: If on a winter's night a traveler]

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Forces of Nature in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- Forces of Nature in The Winter's Tale       "A sad tale's best for winter," young Mamillius declares (2.1, 25). So ominously begins Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, a story that the audience is immediately tempted to deem a tragedy. However, unlike many of Shakespeare's other later works, which accrue more and more tragedy as the play progresses, The Winter's Tale begins tragically, but concludes happily. The play contains strong elements of both comedy and tragedy, and the course appears to be dictated by the character's relationship with Nature or her representatives....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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The Importance of Time in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- The Importance of Time in The Winter's Tale   Leon. No foot shall stir. Paul. Music, awake her; strike. [Music] Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach; Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come. I'll fill your grave up: stir, nay, come away: Bequeath to death your numbness; for from him Dear life redeems you. You perceive she stirs: --The Winter's Tale (V.iii.98-103)   Unlike most of Shakespeare's earlier plays, The Winter's Tale moves from tragedy to comedy. The disastrous consequences of Leontes' jealousy and tyranny are resolved by the passing of time....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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Romance and Tragedy in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- Romance and Tragedy in The Winter's Tale      In The Winter's Tale, the line between romance and tragedy runs thin and almost blends together. The romantic ending would not be possible without the tragic beginning. For example, how could the romance between Leontes and Hermione take place in the end without the almost tragic mistake that Leontes makes in the first three acts of the play. Specific characters are responsible for the way the play turns out, with or without the help of the Fates....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

- The Lion in Winter by James Goldman      Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose.      Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry III, the rightful heir, died....   [tags: Lion Winter James Goldman Chess Essays]

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Winter in the Blood by James Welch

- Winter in the Blood by James Welch Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage. Welch's language is, at once, blunt and poetic, and the pictures it conjures are dreamlike and disquieting. Furthermore, the narrator of the novel is disheartened by the loss of his brother, Mose, and his father, First Raise ....   [tags: Native American Novels Winter in the Blood Essays]

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Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

- Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale In Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, we see a jealous king convinced he is search of the truth. He will expose his wife and her alleged philandering, but his determination to prove this actually changes this search from one for truth to one for myths—creations, false truths. In essence. Leontes runs into the conflict of defining art versus nature, where art is the view of the world he constructs to prove his paranoia true. Nature itself can exist without art, but the art here is the mangled perception through which Leontes will seek to define Nature....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter Tale Essays]

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The Dark Comic Vision of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- The Dark Comic Vision of The Winter’s Tale       Although Shakespeare’s plays are generally categorized according to their adherence to the formulaic definitions of histories, romances, comedies, or tragedies, there are several plays that complicate the task of fitting neatly into these groupings. Many literary critics, in fact, have singled out a handful of plays and labeled them ‘Problem Plays’ because they do not fall easily into any of the four categories, though they do loosely adhere to the predicated ‘formula’ of the genre under which they appear in the Folios....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]

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The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams

- The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams          In the traditional Romance narrative, there is some desirable object whose consummation is the driving preoccupation of the text's protagonist. The aspiration of the Romantic hero is to capture that elusive object that will, nevertheless, consistently out-strip him. These heroes are intimately acquainted with the pain of the loss and suffer deeply for feeling so acutely. However, loss itself, is essential to the equation and is, in fact, a large portion of what establishes the thing as desirable....   [tags: Fitzgerald Winter Dreams Essays]

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A Fierce Discontent By Michael Mcgerr

- ... McGerr brings up Jacob Riis’s book The Peril and the Preservation of the Home to demonstrate the consequences of the large divisions found in social classes. Riis’s experiences serve as an archetype because her struggles are tantamount to the struggles of the many Americans affected by the process of industrialization. McGerr utilizes statements from various speakers to further his argument. He states, “for American citizenship in the long run will, must be, what the American home is. And the home, as Carrie Nation felt acutely, seemed to be disappearing “( McGerr 83)....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Working class]

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The Connection between Civilization and Individuals in "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Sigmund Freud

- In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud writes primarily to examine the relationship between the individual and society. Through Freud's examination of the relationship, a deeper understanding of the complexity of mental life is realized. Freud begins to develop the relationship early in the work by depicting the most primitive realizations of self and the most primitive realizations of the external world. He further develops this relationship through the musing of sexual desire and its connections to love, which he claims, lead to the formation of families and then later groups of humanity that came to comprise civilization as a whole....   [tags: Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud, ]

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Normative Discontent of Body Image

- Many people in modern culture have developed what has been termed a normative discontent with their bodies. Women are particularly vulnerable to this development of body dissatisfaction, which has been shown to create numerous negative heath issues. These health issues are a direct result from trying to achieve the unrealistic ideal image media has created. This idea on how the body should look floods modern media and women are discriminated upon if they are unable to meet these strict physical requirements....   [tags: women, media, weight]

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Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

- Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Those winter Sundays written by Robert Hayden is a poem to ponder for a while. The poem may look simple, but analyzing it deeply shows that is a complicated one with a well-defined sentiment of no appreciation and sorrow towards his father. These sentiments will change to the end of the poem. Also, the poem can be understood in various ways: one way could be a positive feeling from the writer towards his father or the other one could be a complaint about his father's toughness....   [tags: Papers Winter Sundays Poetry Poem Hayden]

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Power of Men in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

- Power of Men in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale It has been said that in "The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare dramatises the contemporary struggle between masculine and feminine power. In light of this comment, examine the presentation of the relationships between men and women. Despite their many differences, contemporary society is now only beginning to realise their equal and respective roles in society. Since the beginning of time a contemporary struggle for equality has been present between masculine and feminine powers....   [tags: European Literature Shakespeare Winter's Tale]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story, Winter Dreams

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story, “Winter Dreams” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams,” ambitious, “desirous” Dexter stands at the threshold between admiring “glittering things” and finding out that the “glittering things” he admires fade away sooner or later. Dexter‘s character throughout this short story, changes in many ways, from being unaware of what he really wanted in life to being aware of what he actually became.      Dexter in the story started off as a very young boy who worked as a caddy at a golf course....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Winter Dreams]

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Analysis of the Poem Winter Piece by Charles Tomlinson

- ... Employment of punctuation is translucently visual, due to the strong use of commas, therefore creating a pause so to wind down the reader, for that reason using caesura, making the poem have a slow flow. Tomlinson works with grammatically correct, standard English , and an extensive variety of vocabulary which is obvious yet bold at times. This technique, of using such glossary, enhances the images formed in the readers mind. There is a duality in the meaning of the poem- war and the coldness of winter....   [tags: wintery, season, images, duality, poem]

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Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays

- Robert Hayden's “Those Winter Sundays” In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” a grown person, most likely a man, recounts the winter Sundays of his childhood. He remembers the early morning events that took place and how much the events portrayed his father’s love for him. The man realizes that as a child he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with some basic necessities and some small additional perks at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely....   [tags: Poem Poet Hayden Winter Sundays Essays]

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Relationships Between Men and Women in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

- Relationships Between Men and Women in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale was written in 1611, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The play is one of Shakespeare's romance titles, though it could be more justly referred to as a 'tragi-comedy' due to the instances of accusation, death, repentance and reunion. To successfully study how Shakespeare presents relationships between men and women in The Winter's Tale there are four main relationships to examine - Hermione and Leontes, Paulina and Antigonus, Perdita and Florizel, and Leontes and Paulina....   [tags: Papers Winter Tale Shakespeare Essays]

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Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler

- Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler In an interview conducted in January 1978, one year before the publication of his novel If on a winter's night a traveler (Iown), Italo Calvino responded to a question about his future writing plans with these words: "What I keep open is fiction, a storytelling that is lively and inventive, as well as the more reflective kind of writing in which narrative and essay become one" (Calvino, Hermit in Paris 190). Calvino created this very type of fiction in Iown, a novel that consists of a metafictional narrative that frames the beginnings of ten unique novels....   [tags: Italo Calvino Winter's Night Traveler Essays]

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The Joys of Winter

- A cold, depressing, long period of time where people are upset and broke from the cost of happiness; runny noses, cheeks rosy and never feeling dressed warm enough: Is it really the most wonderful time of the year. In my eyes, it is. Winter to me; is something completely different. A time where you wake up snuggled up with the heat blaring, a time where everything around you takes your breath away and a time where what you have is cherished most. What is truly so great about winter. The atmosphere changes, the spirituality really stands out due to Christmas and happiness is like the flu that we all manage to catch....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative Essay]

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Marx And Freud 's Theory Of Alienation And Discontent

- ... “The materials he uses and the objects he produces are alien to him, because they are owned by someone else.” (Stevenson, 142). He argues that work is something that is forced by another person and is done just for the sake of some else’s satisfaction. Another source of alienation Marx discusses is wage labor. Throughout Communist Manifesto Marx speaks harshly of wage labour saying “it creates capital, i.e., that kind exploits wage-labour” (Marx, 28). Essentially what he is saying is that wage-labour does not give a person real property, it just gives them money which is all taken away by property....   [tags: Communism, Capitalism, The Communist Manifesto]

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Discontent in Great Expectations

- Discontent in Great Expectations Many people strive for things that are out of their reach. In the novel Great Expectations, Charles Dickens shows the themes of personal ambition and discontent with present conditions. The main character, Pip, shows early on in the story that he is unhappy with his current situation. Throughout the story he strives for the things that are beyond his reach, and is apathetic to the things that he can obtain. Pip demonstrates this by striving for Estella when he could have Biddy, and yearning to be a gentleman when he could be a blacksmith....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays]

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A Winter Snow

- A Winter Snow When I think back upon the memories of my childhood, I clearly recall a specific winter afternoon at my grandmother’s house. It is an especially cold day, I remember. I am dressed in two pairs of thick socks, two sweatshirts, a heavy winter coat, and my bright pink rain boots. I am nine years old, and to me, winter snow is pure magic. As I step out onto my grandmother’s back porch, I remember losing my breath, not only from the bitter cold, but also from the captivating scene. I am immediately taken aback by the view....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Winter Olympics

- The Winter Olympics feature many sports that Americans are not necessarily familiar with. Some viewers wonder if certain competitions should be called a sport or should even be allowed to take place. Luge is one of those sports that leave viewers wondering why it should be played in the first place. The game participants lie down on a fiberglass sled that has no braking system and speed their feet-first down the icy track at speeds as high as 140 kilometers per hour. Participants risk death upon crushing on the icy track at such high speeds....   [tags: sports, athletes, competitions]

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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century

- Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers]

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How to Save Plants In The Winter

- Save some cash next spring by preserving geraniums, coleus and other plants this fall. With a little effort and a bit of luck, next spring you will have annuals ready for the garden. Geraniums are a popular pick to over-winter. If you have a sunny spot indoors, pot up the geraniums in fresh potting soil, cut the foliage back to 1/3 of its original size and bring them inside over the winter. Water when needed, usually about once a week. In late February or March, take cuttings from this plant and root them for fresh summer growth....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay]

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Summary Of ' Come Before Winter '

- ... What Timothy did when he received Paul’s letter is not known. Of course, we like to think he started that very day for Troas, where he picked up Paul’s coat, books and parchments from the house of Carpus, and then went directly to the Wharf and booked passage on the next ship bound for Rome. We like to imagine that immediately upon Timothy’s arrival on Italian soil; he rushed to the prison where Paul was being held. And, through our mind’s eye, we see him as he is led by the jailor to Paul’s cell....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Saint Peter, Christianity]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Coldest Winter '

- ... Unselfishly, she tries to get back everything that belongs to her and her family. She does whatever needs to be done to what her and her family needs, and on the way she tries to find her younger sibling and realize that everybody has went their separate ways and she should also do the same. Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as her father, Ricky Santiaga. Porsche is also a natural-born hustler. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Foster care, Father]

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A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith

- ... An important concept Smith regularly draws upon is Nigerian ambivalence toward certain forms of corruption and therefore the part they play in that system. This is centred round the ‘moral economy’ of corruption (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). This concept refers to the practice of corruption justified by its perpetrators for reasons relating to cultural values; in ways that are not stigmatised or even deemed corrupt (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). An interesting term he utilises is the ‘idiom of accountability’ that explains the rise of popular discontent suggested by the title (p....   [tags: nigerian culture, marriage, corruption]

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Analysis Of ' Winter Is Coming '

- The Starks house motto is “Winter is coming.” This motto shows how the Starks are mindful about the overall big picture and preparation for what is to come. Winters in Game of Thrones are long, grueling, and dangerous. Starks are very aware that there is nothing they can do to stop winter from coming and everyone needs to be prepared for it. Magnet is inevitably coming to the hospital and as transformational leaders, the Starks would do everything in their power to inspire the vision of Magnet to the rest of the staff....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Management, Nurse education]

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Analysis Of ' The Winter 's Tale '

- In Act One of “The winter’s Tale” Hermione and Leontes have what may be seen as an endearing relationship as Leontes seeks for Hermione’s support in persuading Polixines to stay, “ At my request he would not.” Hermione manages to convince Polixines to stay but when Polixines agrees to remain in Sicilia Leontes becomes suspicious of their relationship. Leontes’ assumptions lead to an irrational change in his behaviour. Their profound love turns toxic as Leontes’ jealous rage consumes him as he accuses his wife of committing adultery with his good friend Polixines....   [tags: Love, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Wedding Speech : Winter Wedding

- ... This will make the perfect keepsake for pictures, and be a romantic moment to experience indeed. 18. Cut out heart-shaped marshmallows for hot chocolate Pretty Marshmellow To add an extra little touch of love to your snack bar, make some heart-shaped marshmallows with your bridesmaids the night before. This makes for fun before your wedding and fun during it, too. 17. Hot chocolate bar/S’mores bar/Caramel Apple Station Depending on your preference, your guests will love the fun and creativity brought in with having a hot chocolate bar, s’mores station or caramel apple creation station....   [tags: Wedding, Marriage, Wedding ring, Engagement ring]

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The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey

- In the book “The Boys of Winter” by Wayne Coffey, shows the struggle of picking the twenty men to go to Lake Placid to play in the 1980 Olympics and compete for the gold medal. Throughout this book Wayne Coffey talks about three many points. The draft and training, the importance of the semi-final game, and the celebration of the gold medal by the support the team got when they got home. A main part of this story is about picking the Olympic team and how they became as strong as they were. Before beginning the tryouts, coach Herb Brooks scouted every player that was trying out....   [tags: olympics, gold medal]

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The Winter Sport Of Skiing And Snowboarding

- Project 1 The winter sport of skiing and snowboarding has a huge market base in South Lake Tahoe, California. Tahoe locals and tourists from all over the world come to South Lake Tahoe to ski/snowboard at their ski resorts. Visitors range from toddlers to elders, which makes the ski resorts very family friendly. Heavenly and Sierra at Tahoe are the main ski resorts in South Lake Tahoe, and they are always looking for ways to make their resorts better. Both Sierra at Tahoe and Heavenly are interested in the age people were when they first learned to ski/snowboard....   [tags: Standard deviation, Arithmetic mean, Mean]

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- I pressed my face up against the glass window, my moist breath causing it to fog up. I watched the boy's dark silhouette shift positions slightly, as he leaned back against the deteriorating stonewall, and buried his head in his hands. Tendrils of dark bronze hair assisted in the covering of his face, making it even more impossible to see what he might look like. He didn't know I was here, quietly watching him. Hell, he didn't even know I existed. I squinted, straining my vision, hoping I could maybe see his face in order to have a visual picture of him....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Film Analysis: The Lion In Winter

- The theatrical film The Lion In Winter stars Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, and Katharine Hepburn as his wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Adapted from his stage play of the same title, author James Goldman provides a fictional, but plausible, account of intra-family deceit and political conniving within the large and powerful Angevin Empire, which spanned much of the land that is now Britain, and much of what is now Northeastern France, within the medieval world. Directed and edited by Anthony Harvey, the story, set in the winter of 1183, details the succession crisis faced by the aging King Henry II, as his three surviving sons vie for the crown, and Queen Eleanor plots, both with and aga...   [tags: European History, Power Struggle]

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Skeleton: An Olympic Winter Sport

- Skeleton is a sport where you race against the clock. The athletes will go down an icy slope on a sled on their stomach, head first. Each athlete makes four runs. Only six medals are given: 3 to women and three to men. The athlete with the quickest time of all four of their runs combined wins. Men and women compete separately so there will be a gold medal for a woman, a gold medal for a man, and so forth. If two athletes have the same time overall, they will tie and come in the same place. It is prohibited to warm a sled’s runners or anything else that may help sliding....   [tags: Sled, Sliding, Sport]

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The Science Of The Winter Olympics

- With a little bit of help from watching YouTube videos and reading more about the physics behind bobsledding, I found one video in particular called The Science of the Winter Olympics – Bobsledding (2010), and am able to better explain the science behind it. When it comes to bobsledding, there are four main aspects of a team winning or losing, Acceleration, Drag, Friction and Momentum. Acceleration, although it is on a slant, due to gravity is the same for all teams because it is a constant on earth....   [tags: Force, Classical mechanics]

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Jane And Mrs De Winter

- Both the protagonists, Jane and Mrs De Winter in Rebecca are characterised as naïve females who have encountered traumatic and demoralising events in their early years. Through the subsequence events of the plot, these females undertake a bildungsroman journey to adjust to high class society. The heroine in Rebecca has been constantly haunted by the ghost and ‘femme fatale’ figure of Maximillian’s deceased wife (Rebecca) and is unable to live up to society’s expectations. In contrast, Jane can appear to be left demoralised by her extended family, her Aunt and cousins, where she was abused, from a very young age, for standing up for herself....   [tags: Jane Eyre, Gothic fiction, Daphne du Maurier]

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The Maine Winter Sports Institute

- Rebranding an organization to meet the needs of individuals who it serves is never an easy task, as it requires time, strategic planning, new focus, and risk. After 17 years of success, the Maine Winter Sports Center decided it was time for a change, which included rebranding the organization. Through successful strategic planning led by the CEO and president of the organization Andy Shepard a new name was adopted in July, the Outdoor Sports Institute (McCarthy, 2016). The newly named Outdoor Sports Institute is large organization located in Caribou, Maine USA....   [tags: Strategic planning, Management]

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A Sociology Class Last Winter

- I recently took a sociology class last winter where we discussed this question. This is a very tough and controversial question to answer, however through knowledge and experience from close friends, I will definitely say that it is probable to develop feelings, therefore it is hard to maintain a no strings attached relationship. In many movies one night stands and friends with benefits are shown among college students, people who are not looking for a relationship and would rather have fun with someone who does not take relationships and sex serious as others do....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Summer Winter - Original Writing

- ... I love being out on a cool, sunny day and feeling the breeze brush against my face. As I would sit there, I realized how much beauty the world has to offer. The woods are such a quiet place filled with soothing sounds. You can hear everything in the woods; birds chirping, squirrels as they rustle through the leaves, chipmunks chasing each other as if they were children playing a game of tag, and deer creeping as they search for a bite to eat. Even from a distance, I could hear the small spring running towards the bottom of the hill....   [tags: Hunting, Deer, Pine, Autumn]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- According to the dictionary, the definition of dissatisfaction is the quality or state of being unhappy or discontent. Dissatisfaction is a disease that theoretically knows no prejudices, has no cure, and almost everyone has it. This is a global epidemic, that can destroy a man in the time it takes to snap your fingers. Physically most people will be alright but discontent will rot you to the core on the inside. Unfortunately, not being content seems to be a very common part of society today and in the past....   [tags: themes analysis, dissatisfaction, discontent]

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The Olympics Winter Olympics

- The 1980 Winter Olympics was held in Lake Placid, New York but had implications that reached far beyond New York and even the United States. After emerging from World War Two as the world 's predominant superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, were in a battle for ideological influence throughout the world. Some may argue that a simple hockey game had nothing to do with the end of the cold war. However, there are Some historians will argue that the cold war was coming to and end, and the USA vs USSR Hockey game sped up that process....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Olympic Games]

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The Weather Channel: Winter

- She pulled the jacket closer and tighter around herself and moved ahead. With every step she took, Her boots squished deeper into the thick snow, making it difficult for her to walk. Her palms, bare of the gloves, had turned into marble. She buried them deep into the pockets of her jacket, attempting to revive them back. after almost Every 10 steps, she stopped and shook the falling snow off herself which tended to settle on her head and shoulders. What was she doing here. The weather channel had clearly predicted a blizzard and warnings had been sent out to everyone to stay indoors....   [tags: short story]

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A Cold Winter Day

- ... John and Connie had to be innovative to fit Elaina’s needs. They were scared that Elaina would develop a flat head for laying down so much. They discovered a way to work around this. Elaina was often propped up on pillows so she could see what life was like around her. They had to use a special car seat, and also had to buy a special stroller. Changing diapers was a challenge and with that came severe rashes. Elaina developed a rash so severe it turned into a skin infection. Her mother rushed her to the Doctor and they sawed her cast off immediately....   [tags: Infant, Pregnancy, Sibling, Mother]

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The Use of Enjoy The Teargas by Rebel K to Rebel the Turkey´s Government

- ... The government has been accused of pushing forward an Islamist agenda and undermining secularism a founding pillar of the Turkish Republic under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. There’s also been an increase in restriction of human rights such as freedom of speech, media and people have even been arrested for blasphemy. Turkish people have complained that their country is becoming a surveillance state with the internet being monitored. Conservative education reforms have been on the rise with the Prime Minister declaring that he wants to raise a “pious” generation....   [tags: park, protest, discontent, government]

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The Olympics Winter Olympics

- ... He never achieved his goal. The goal he worked and trained so hard for his whole life was taken from him. He was so close. Because of this event, he wants to help someone reach their goal of getting to the Olympics. Dan is that person. Reggie teaches Dan his ways. Dan begins training styles and diets that he has never seen before. Reggie iniates many workouts plans and remembers all the drills he did with his previous trainer before his horrible career ending injury. They were on multiple surfaces, training in the water and even training on land....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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SAD in the Winter

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Rebecca Riots as a Justifiable Expression of Rural Discontent

- Rebecca Riots as a Justifiable Expression of Rural Discontent The Rebecca Riots were a justifiable expression of rural discontent made by the farmers. This included the smashing of tollgates and tollhouses across West Wales by angered farmers between 1839 - 1843. I believe that the riots were a justifiable expression of rural discontent to a large extent due to the status of the farmers and the huge difference between rich and poor at the time. The most important reason that contributed to the Rebecca Riots was the living conditions and working conditions of the farmers....   [tags: Papers]

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Winter Olympics

- Every four years, the world's greatest athletes gather for the ultimate test of skill and strength: the Game of Parmistan. OK, no. They gather for the Summer Olympics. And, like some bizarre divorce settlement, every alternate even year provides us the Winter Olympics. An event which, no matter how much people (including myself) enjoy it, still has a "red-headed stepchild" quality to it. There's a little less fanfare, a little less promotion, and the athletes are a little less known (excluding "Flying Tomato" Shaun White, who really needs to cut his fucking hair now, OK?)....   [tags: Sports]

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Darkest Winter

- It was his first, a winter so cold that he would joke about dying rather than experiencing it, but this season's winter would change how Takash felt about that. He was a hard working laborer, just like all the other men in the village, working at the field sunrise to sunset. He had a wife, two children; his hut was one of the first to be hit by the sun's ray in the morning, which he liked. But none of that mattered much once the winter rolled around. Food was scarce, even the rich and schoalrs were barely holding on....   [tags: short story]

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A Tale for Winter

- A Tale For Winter It was a cold and miserable January, filled with rainstorms, harsh frosts and a gusty wind that made the trees creak, as their roots clung to the soil for support. The grass was clothed in a cloak of silver and the trees were tipped in white. Most of the animals of the forest were still in hibernation from the autumn months, safely sleeping in their grassy beds and earthly homes....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring the Reasons Behind Public's Discontent with the Weimar Government

- Exploring the Reasons Behind Public's Discontent with the Weimar Government There were a number of reasons why the German people were unhappy with the Weimar government. One of the main reasons for this was the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The result of this was that Germany has to take the war guilt, Germany had to pay reparations of 6,600 million marks to the allies in particular France, Germany lost its colonies, it lost its air force & tanks, and its soldiers were restricted to 100,000....   [tags: Papers]

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Huntington Beach as a Summer and Winter Beach

- Introduction Within this paper, the differences between a summer and winter beach will be explained thoroughly, and the sand samples taken from the back shore portion of Huntington Beach, located in South Carolina, will be used as proof of these differences. The sand samples taken at both summer and winter periods will be defined and analyzed in great detail, as will the beach area itself. Once having read this paper, the general background information on the type of sand collected, specifically about Huntington Beach, will be evident, as will the differences in the beach during winter and summer time....   [tags: coastal, subtropical, shorlines]

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Winter Produce Guide

- Winter Produce Guide Most people think that winter could prevent us from enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, but this is definitely a false assumption. Some crops are stored in the old-fashioned way to keep it available even during winter. Cold weather crops on the other hand are on its best quality during the colder months and they can be bought in farmers market and produce section of supermarkets. Make sure to include these fresh produce in your next meal preparation. Ginger This underground rhizome plant is harvested from August to November and are readily available through cold storage until February....   [tags: crops, farmers market, antioxidants]

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The Coldest Winter Ever By Sister Souljah

- ... While also being a great provider, teacher and activist in the urban community. Souljah has implemented youth camps for children of homeless families. She has become a strong pillar in the African American community, a New York Times best seller and a wife & mother residing in New York trying to raise her children in a tough environment. The reason I chose this book is that not only is the content relatable. It is also thought provoking to the reader. While reading this novel it help me reevaluate my life and be grateful for what I have in my life today....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Protagonist, Novel]

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The Winter 's Tale By Janet Adelman

- Janet Adelman’s work considers Shakespeare’s plays as a progression of maternal presence or absence, where each play can be considered as a repeated cycle of “doing and un doing”, written in response to the play before it. In the case of “The Winter’s Tale” Adelman infers that the drama’s initial focus on the results of distrusting women, as resembled by Leontes’ uncontrollable jealousy is a response to Shakespeare’s previous work Cymbeline, where male authority is recovered by distrusting women....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Sigmund Freud, Feminist theory]

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Lily's Second Winter

- There is no doubt it was summer. The blazing sun shone. The vibrant flowers danced below. The sweet smell of summer filled the air. Plentiful were the juicy, delicious leaves. Lily had spent her countless days enjoying herself; laying in the sun, eating, brushing her fur and, her favorite, sleeping. Meanwhile, she observed the raccoon how he worked so hard preparing for winter. She ensured herself that she had plenty of time and would prepare later. "Soon the sun will vanish," she thought to herself, "why waste the precious hours, I would rather be soaking up the sun before it goes." And so she did....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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