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What is Arson? Criminal Investigation

- What are the main things to remember in the preliminary investigation of a suspected arson. What is Arson. Arson is defined as the persistent burning of a building or someone’s property in a mischievous way. The fire department is usually the ones who receive the fire call to begin with. Then the fire personnel make out the reports and then send them over to the state fire marshal. Followed by the insurance companies being present in the investigation, and with their work they are parallel to the fire and police workers....   [tags: investigation, fire, burning, evidence]

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Horse Tendon Injuries

- When owning a horse, you run into the problem of your horse getting injured. Getting the call from your barn manager or a friend saying that your horse is lame isn’t a call any horse owner wants to get, but is undoubtedly a call that everyone gets. The first thing that runs through their head is what happened. One of the scenarios that will enter a horse owner’s head will be a tendon, ligament, or joint injury. Many owners work very hard to prevent such injuries by feeding joint supplements, but owners can’t prevent the unexpected....   [tags: horse, barn manager]

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Texas v. Johnson Argumentative

- Texas v. Johnson Argumentative To this day, Americans have many rights and privileges. Rights stated in the United States constitution may be simple and to the point, but the rights Americans have may cause debate to whether or not something that happens in society, is completely reasonable. The Texas v. Johnson case created much debate due to a burning of the American Flag. One may say the burning of the flag was tolerable because of the rights citizens of the United States have, another may say it was not acceptable due to what the American flag symbolizes for America....   [tags: burning of the American Flag]

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Flag and Cross Burning as Free Speech Issues

- The first ten amendments to the Constitution better known as The Bill of Rights were developed by the Founding Fathers in order to protect specific rights of the people of that time. The First Amendment protected speech, religion and expression. The First Amendment was most probably protecting scientific discourse, music, literature and the arts of elite white males. In 1791, there was no protection implied or otherwise for women or black slaves. The cross burning of the Ku Klux Klan or flag burning of American citizens was not a consideration of the Founding Fathers....   [tags: Law]

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Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment

- Illegalization of Flag Burning Violates the First Constitutional Amendment When making flag burning illegal you have to wonder what our lawmakers were thinking. It was clearly not about the First Amendment in which American’s right to free speech is protected. Desecrating a flag is guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, however unpatriotic that may be. It is impossible to draw the line of where desecration begins. What about those that let our sacred symbol touch the ground, a clear violation of respect, do we punish them too....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment?

- Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment. There is a proposed amendment to make flag burning illegal. Congress tried to pass the Flag Protection Act of 1989, but the act failed because it is seen as a form of public protection. There have been other attempts to pass legislation to protect the American flag but all of the attempts have failed so far. Flag burning is very controversial because people have different definitions of what “freedom of speech” means and what our flag stands for....   [tags: Persuasive, Exemplification Essay]

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Amputation: A Phantom Limb

- ... They recorded the number and duration of pain episodes and the intensity of pain. It was found that pain intensity decreased with mirror treatment, as well as the number and duration of pain episodes. After 4 weeks of treatment, all of patients in the mirror group reported a decrease in pain. In the covered-mirror group, one patient reported a decrease in pain, whereas the other patients reported worsening pain. In the mental-visualization group, two patients reported a decrease in pain, while four patients reported worsening pain.(6) Overall the study proved that mirror therapy was the most successful form of treatment of the three tested treatments....   [tags: cramping, shooting, burning]

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning

- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning Prejudice is just a word until a book or movie puts pictures in your mind. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Mississippi Burning, there are several scenes that have an impact on me. Both stories tell how badly the black families of Mississippi were treated, and they show how they suffered through it and came out the other end with courage and honor. It also tells how unfair the white men were to the blacks, inside and outside of the courtroom....   [tags: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Essays]

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Effect of Burning Fossil Fuels on Limestone Buildings

- Effect of Burning Fossil Fuels on Limestone Buildings Introduction Some buildings around cities are made from Limestone. For example the Minster in York. Over the years some features of the building have been warn away, this is due to acid rain. Acid rain has many other effects on life around us. It Also: * Acidifies Lakes and ponds * Metal ions being washed out of soil * Damage to the gill of fish * Nutrients drained of leaves and soils * Roots damage to tree leading to poor water intake Acid rain is created by two main sources 1....   [tags: Papers]

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Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth To The Burning Bush

- Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth to the Burning Bush Born a Hebrew child, Moses came into the world at a time when his people were facing persecution by the standing tyrannical Pharaoh. At that time, the Pharaoh had ordered the children of the Israelites to be killed, and separated the men and women by putting them into jails. He also enthralled the women by making them servants. This all stemmed from someone telling him that a child from the Israelites would destroy him with his kingdom. In addition, he appointed Coptic women to keep an eye out for male babies born to Israelites, and if they found one, they were to kill it (Kirsch 35)....   [tags: Research Paper Moses Biography]

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Book Review Of "the Burning Man" By Phillip Margolin

- Book Review of "The Burning Man" by Phillip Margolin Peter Hale, the son of Richard Hale, a four-year associate at Hale, Greaves, Strobridg, Marquand, and Bartlett, has lived his life under the shadow of his father. Despite having a high five-figure salary and fire-engine-red Porsche, Peter was constantly trying to overcome the expectations of his high- class lawyer of a father, who was former president of the Oregon State Bar. Handling only small-time cases did not present Peter with the opportunity to outshine his father, who was also a second-team All-American football player and National Champion wrestler, but when his father had a heart attack and could no longer handl...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Indian Dowry: Marriage, Fire and Death

- Statement Bride burning is becoming popular in parts of India and could be considered a ritual amongst the culture. I will discuss bride burning as a ritual and bring to light the meaning of dowry in India as well as the marriage process. Research focus Although dowry has been the cultural norm in India, recently, it has become a violent act. Bride burning is now seen as a ritual and is becoming more and more popular amongst the culture. My goal is to inform the public about Indian expectations in marriage.  1....   [tags: bride burning, marriage process in India]

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Comparative Analysis of the Theories and Methods Used in Inked into Crime? and Nonmainstream Body Modification

- ... The first study was done in a period of 53 years while the second study was done in a period of 2 years. Another difference is that the first study relied on a different type of sampling than the second. The first one involved quota sampling because the researchers knew exactly who they wanted to choose for participants in their study. The second study involved both random and accidental sampling for data observation and collection. I believe that Jennings, Hahn, and Farrington’s (2014) study was less effective than Myer’s study....   [tags: genital piercing, tatoos, scaring, burning]

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The Life Of A Big Brother Like Mine

- ... I was presented with a book “ Fahrenheit 451”. The idea that there is a world without books, scared me. As i read on I grew agitated with the book, so often my mother would hear me yell “HOW DARE THEY” or “OH NO THOSE POOR BOOKS”. I was in tears for some pages, mad at others. There were no books at all because of censorship, it seemed so unfair. My mother never censored me, she knew the knowledge that books contained and she didn’t want to deprive me of that. Knowledge is valuable and you can’t deny yourself or others that privilege....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, Book burning]

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Natural Change Of Families Over Time : Evolving Or Devolving?

- ... This poem seems to be about the elderly and that they should fight the good fight of death. Little do you know that the author is talking about his very own father. Although you don’t really get to know their family as much as you would like to, you can tell that they have love and care for one another and that all that matters. They aren’t what you would call a stereotypical family, but they also are not what you would call a counter image of the stereotypical family. When examining the last story, “Barn Burning” you will come to find that it portrays characteristics to that of a very dysfunctional family....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Family]

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A Comparison of Civilization by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Beds Are Burning by Peter Garrett

- A Comparison of Civilization by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Beds Are Burning by Peter Garrett In the Australian culture, there have been many debates about the rightful ownership of Australian land and about whether the Aborigines have the right to retain the land taken from them. Further more, indigenous writers have expressed anger and protest towards the loss of their culture to white civilization. Peter Garrett and Oodgeroo Noonuccal are two artists who seek to raise the issues of the native land title and the oppression of Australian Aborigines....   [tags: Papers]

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Burnning Notebooks as Therapy

- Burnning Notebooks as Therapy For many people, the purpose of journaling is a sort of catharsis. With pen on paper, they are able to work through problems and issues. These problems are overcome simply by allowing time to process these tribulations enough to form sentences about them. I too use writing for this purpose. However, I often do not allow writing to be the last step in my emotional eradication. I was seventeen the first time I held a match to a completed page, but lighting the fire is the last step....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Comparing Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and Beaumont's Knight of the Burning Pestle

- Upturning Social Tradition in Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and Beaumont's Knight of the Burning Pestle Satirical dramatic works from early seventeenth-century England provide invaluable information about the society that spawned them through their comical and critical insights. Recurring themes from these works enhance one's knowledge of the culture in which they first appeared. The ascension of the lower and middle classes into social prestige and nobility emerges among the most prevalent dramatic themes of the time....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland

- The Imagery of Smoke, Fire, and Burning in The Columbus School for Girls by Liza Wieland The story "The Columbus School for Girls," by Liza Wieland contains the imagery of smoke, fire, and burning as a means of expressing the many aspects of love and passion. The ultimate symbol of love in the story is an all-consuming fire, yet smoke and burning act as manifestations of the different stages of love. The "narrators" in the story experience many of these facets by witnessing it in the life of Emily Jerman, and ultimately come to a realization and transformation of their own....   [tags: The Columbus School for Girls]

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A Comparison of Violence in Living Jim Crow, Incident, and Blood burning moon

- Violence in Living Jim Crow, Incident, and Blood burning moon      Violence seems to be quite a common topic in black American literature of the first decades of the 20th century. One major reason for this is probably that it was important for black authors not to be quiet about the injustices being done to them. The violence described in the texts is not only of the physical kind, but also psychological: the constant harassment and terrorising. The ever-present violence had such an effect on the black that they just could not fight back to stop the injustices....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Comparing Woman’s Social Status in Becky and Blood Burning Moon

- Jean Toomer was bi-racial, sometimes being perceived as white and sometimes black. His race was a catalyst for his writings. Toomer wrote prose and poetry reflecting his ideas about race and gender, not wanting either to be an issue in the future. His writings depict people of all races facing struggles, some gender struggles and some racial struggles. In “Becky” and in “Blood Burning Moon,” Toomer centers around two females. During the time period of his writings and what is still somewhat evident today, gender decides the role a person plays in society....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Burgess and Draper's Theory of Family Violence and the Film, The Burning Bed

- Comparing Burgess and Draper's Theory of Family Violence and the Film, The Burning Bed   I.  Introduction      Burgess and Draper argue coercive patterns of family interaction represent the principal causal pathway that connects ecological instability to violence within families.  They maintain this raises the possibility that some of the common correlates of such violence are themselves reactions to sudden or chronic ecological instability.  For example, alcoholism, depression, and anxiety may be responses to ecological stresses in the family, such as loss of employment, excessive financial debt, or divorce.  Burgess and Draper suggest that violence towards one's mate or children may c...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Gregory Lee Johnson's Freedom Court Case

- The United States first amendment states, congress cannot pass a law prohibiting a citizen’s freedom of speech. In 1984, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag to protest against Reagan during the republican national convention. He was arrested and charged with abuse of an item if the action were to provoke anger in others. Texas court tried and convicted Johnson, he appealed claiming that his behavior was protected by the first amendment. The Supreme Court agreed to hear his case. The issue was whether flag burning compromises emblematic speech secured by the first amendment....   [tags: free speech, first amendment, flag burning]

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What It Means "to Be" to the Modernist

- Many modernist writers of the twentieth century focused their works on the concepts of identity and alienation. These artists focused their attention on the notions of self, and what it meant to be an individual. They pondered over ideas of the individual experience and what consequences our social, political, or historical environment really has on a soul, while trying to determine what the true self really consisted of. The concept of identity was very important to undertake, and these concepts are still contemplated today....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Fahrenheit 451 By William Bradbury

- ... “Is it true that long ago firemen put out fires instead of going to start them?”. This is a quote from Clarisse asking Montag what her uncle had told her but the government has taught people that the fireman are there to start fires and burn books. The second example of censorship in Fahrenheit is how censoring books and burning books is a normal thing to people and how firemen are their tool in doing these sinister acts. “Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn em to ashes, then burn the ashes....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Censorship, Dystopia, Book burning]

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Church Burnings

- “Racism Blamed in Shock Wave of Church Burnings,” read the screaming headline in the New York Daily News. “The South is Burning: A Rash of Torching at Black Churches Has Resurrected the Ugly Specter of Racism,” chimed in the Toronto Star. Newsweek warned of “Terror in the Night Down South,” While USA Today reported that “Arson at Black Churches Echoes Bigotry of Past.”(Fumento 1) In the summer of 1996, the U.S. media widely reported a surge in white racist burnings of black churches in the American South....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cross Burnings

- Cross Burnings Imagine feeling extremely relaxed and comfortable. You have just tucked your children in for bed, and you are about to retire for the evening yourself. As soon as you drift off into a peaceful sleep, “BOOM!” Your children are crying, and your entire family is startled. You go into the living room to find out a brick has been thrown through your window. Attached to the brick, is a note reading “NIGGER!” Outside of your window, you see a group of cowards hiding behind white sheets standing in your yard next to a burning cross....   [tags: Papers]

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The Old South By William Faulkner

- Throughout the many novels and short stories written by William Faulkner he detailed the post-Civil War American south. The Nobel Prize winning writer grew up in Oxford, Mississippi during a period of reconstruction in the “old south.” Many of his works took place in a made up town that was modeled after Oxford. Faulkner used real life experiences to write memorable stories with a hidden truth. His works reflected a painful period in American history and a transitional phase in the “old south.” In fact, in Faulkner’s works he gave a glimpse of how discrimination, social classification, and modernization....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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Literature: Revelation by Mrs. Turpin

- In the three short stories “Revelation” “Cathedral” and “Barn Burning”, each main character experienced an epiphany that led to a sudden realization that helped them to learn more about themselves and life. Each individual in each story went through a striking realization in a unique and unexpected way. They all looked at life with a different point of view before they went through epiphany. These three short stories focused mainly how each protagonist discovered a hidden apart of themselves that they did not know....   [tags: self-satisfaction and judgmental person]

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`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

- ... Before this unexpected pregnancy life was great. The guy could basically control the woman, and everyone was happy. Traveling around various placing and drinking in many bars was the wild life for these two. What could be better than doing what you love. The life they were living is the left side of the hill where it looks as if the incline is going up. If you want to look at this in math terms, the slope would be positive. This is how someone would climb up the hill. When you reach the top you are considered stable, which is what the man thinks this pregnancy is going to do to them....   [tags: William Faulkner, Short story, Selfishness]

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Henry Flemming Age Comparison

- Henry Flemming Age Comparison Henry Flemming underwent a major change as he became older. He became more courageous as an older man than he was as a youth. It may have been that he had not matured at the time of the war or that the war had changed him and made him more courageous. Regardless the reason, the older Henry Flemming was much more courageous than he was as a youth and there are a few situations in which he was able to prove that his courage had grown. Many times Henry would sit around and tell his stories of war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Study of Perspectives

- A Study of Perspectives Livingston's documentary Paris is Burning inspired an awareness of being that I had not previously experienced. The film urges the spectator to reevaluate not only one's breadth of knowledge of the black gay culture in the 80's, but also the perspectives from which one views the film. Personally speaking, the easiest evaluation of the latter topic would be the perspective of a privileged white straight female born into a sheltered and socially traditional household. This background would thus color my reaction to the film: one of intense sadness for the featured interviewees who yearned for an existence which was mostly unobtainable except in the case of extreme sac...   [tags: Paris Burning Film Movies Essays]

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The Theme of Identity in Poetry

- The Theme of Identity in Poetry These three poems are all to do with the theme identity although I specifically choose three that contrasted with each other. Digging is portraying the identity of the three generations of digging, his father, grandfather and himself. ‘Explain how three poems concerned with developing personality, develop their themes’ For this essay I will be choosing three poems, which will help me compare and contrast how each develop their themes of identity. The three I will be choosing are: 1....   [tags: Identity Digging Still I Rise The Barn Essays]

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Flag Burning and the First Amendment

-    Your First Amendment rights are extremely close to being violated by none other than the United States Congress. I refer to the Flag Desecration Bill that, if passed, would do irreparable damage to our right to free speech and undermine the very priniciples for which the American flag stands. Fortunately, West Virginians have an ally in Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Sen. Byrd, who previously favored the bill, now fights to protect our rights by stopping the passage of this bill. I applaud his stand and want to reinforce his position....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Burning Issues in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

-   One of the central interpretations famously made in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is that of the division between 1950’s mainstream America and that of the emerging counter culture. The term ‘counterculture’ depicts cultural events and movements, mostly formed by the upcoming generation. This generation had grown up under the rule of conservative Governments and became restless and definite against the right wing governmental structure that had ruled with an iron fist. The formation of a ‘new wave’ culture incorporated all that was despised by mainstream society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Misguided Society

- In William Faulkner’s stories, A Rose for Emily, and Barn Burning characters from two different social status’ fight against society in a decaying south. The first victim is Emily Grierson from A Rose for Emily. The second is Abner Snopes from Barn Burning. Emily Grierson’s background is a shady one. Her father is over protective and loving. It was said that he helped the town they lived in by bailing them out financially. “…the mayor…remitted her taxes, the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuity…Miss Emily’s father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying” (90-91)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Texas V. Johnson

- Texas v. Johnson (1989) In 1984, following a protest march through the streets of Dallas, Texas against the policies of the Reagan Administration, Gregory Lee Johnson was handed an American flag. Outside the Dallas City Hall, Johnson through the flag onto the ground, poured kerosene on it, and set fire to it. Many protesters around Johnson began a chant of, "America, the red, white, and blue, we spit on you!" While many protesters agreed with what Johnson had done, there were several others who felt extremely offended....   [tags: Flag Burning Legal Case Law]

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An Inspector Calls: Thoughts of Sheila and Arthur Burling

- An Inspector Calls: Thoughts of Sheila and Arthur Burling I am so glad that I have time to think now. I cannot get over all that has happened tonight. First the inspector arriving and telling us about the death of "Eva Smith" and finding out that all the people I cared about played their own part in the death, no matter how small their part was the outcome of it was greater then what they had expected, this all too much for me. Gerald, the man that I care for, the man that I love, to find out that he was having an affair with Eva Smith devastates me....   [tags: Papers]

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Burnings of Protestants and the Failure of Mary's Religious Policy

- Burnings of Protestants and the Failure of Mary's Religious Policy After Mary had taken the throne from Lady Jane Grey in 1553, she had, in her view, the task of returning the church to the state it had been in at the start of 1534. By the end of the year of her accession, Mary had re-implemented the heresy laws and by her death in November 1558, a minimum of 287 Protestants had died in the flames at Smithfield and elsewhere across the country. At the end of Mary's reign Protestantism was far from being suppressed, and upon the accession of Elizabeth, England once again swung to Protestantism....   [tags: Papers]

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Character Identification: Hiding from a poisoned memory (Circle)

- Character Identification: “Hiding from a poisoned memory” (Circle) Characters from different sources of literature can often be linked together and seem to have the same feelings, background, moral standing, or struggles. They may experience the same hardships, driving them to suffering, which other characters in literature encounter. In the book Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee, the main character was told from the age of seven the hardships she would encounter in her lifetime (Mukherjee 3). Pecola, from The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, experiences rape by her father and the miscarriage of their child....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Abner Snopes: Cold Authority

- In “Barn Burning,” Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner’s abruptness and coldness towards his family as well as others in his community....   [tags: essays research papers]

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the bear

- Composition II Research Paper Rough Draft title In “The Bear” by William Faulkner, there are several different personalities and attitudes that come into play at various times in the story. The story is told from the perspective of Isaac McCaslin, the boy of the story and one of the main characters as well, and many critics feel that this was “probably a projection of Faulkner’s own youthful self”(Monarch Notes 5). Isaac was of the aristocratic class of people who were a part of the South, and who also played a significant part of the stories that Faulkner wrote....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Dramatic Importance of Arthur Burling's Speech in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

- The Dramatic Importance of Arthur Burling's Speech in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls For my English coursework I shall write about the dramatic importance of Arthur Burling's speech after dinner. An Inspectors Calls was written by J.B Priestley in 1945 however it was set in a pre-first world war setting (1912) in the fictional town of Brumley. J.B priestly uses this difference of 33 years to create dramatic importance as the audience would know about the outcomes of historical events which the characters in the play had no knowledge of....   [tags: Papers]

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The Perspective of a Child in William Faulkner’s The Unvanquished

- The Perspective of a Child in William Faulkner’s The Unvanquished In the novel The Unvanquished, by William Faulkner, the story of a child’s journey from boyhood to manhood is told through the perspective of an adult reflecting upon the past. Faulkner uses the narrator of the novel, Bayard Sartoris, to recall numerous experiences and portray intricate details that involve time, place, and setting through several techniques of writing. Language, empirical knowledge, and tone play a major role in the readers understanding of the perspective of which the story is told....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Unvanquished]

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The Corruption with Modernization in Faulkner’s The Country

- The Corruption with Modernization in Faulkner’s The Country The disruption of traditional values and ways of life that accompanied the modernization of the U.S. seems to be a common theme throughout the “Country” section of Faulkner’s Collected Stories. In “Barn Burning” Abner Snopes seems to feel that the world is against him: “Don’t you know all they wanted was a chance to get at me…” (8). He sees fire as “the one weapon for the preservation of integrity” (8), and it is apparent that he feels the disparity in standard of living between farm owners such as Major de Spain, and workers like himself to be an injustice and an injury to him (but then again, maybe he’s just plain evil, as Faulkn...   [tags: Faulkner Country Short Stories]

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Social Commentary in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

- Albert Einstein once said “…Imagination is more important than knowledge…” but what if people lived in a world that restrained them from obtaining both knowledge and imagination. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character, Montag, expresses his emotions by showing the importance of social values. Throughout the novel, the secretive ways of a powerful force are exploited, the book also shows the faults in a new technological world, and the author shows the naïve way an average citizen in a dystopian society thinks....   [tags: dystopia, technology, burning]

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Analysis of the Dysfunctional and Delusional Bundren Family

- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner depicts the story of one tragic family and their dismal journey across Missouri. While the Bundren’s originally set out in wake of their mother’s death, their journey is soon fueled by jealousy, selfishness and utter hatred as they are forced to depend on each other. In assessing the true severity of their dysfunction, it’s critical to critique each family member individually for their personal motives and feelings throughout the journey. Anse Bundren can obviously be seen as the most selfish and self-centered member of the family....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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rite of passage

- All people have an experience of ¡°Rite of Passage¡± because it is necessary to be an adult. What is Rite of Passage. It means a ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood. In the story ¡°Barn Burning¡± by William Faulkner, Sarty, who was the son of barn burner- Abner Snopes, he experienced his Rite of Passage at the end of the story. Although his decision leads to his father¡¯s death, it helps him to independent from his father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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First Amendment and Free Speech

- This paper will examine the first amendment’s right to free speech based on three different Supreme Court cases and how there are varying examples of free speech. In the case of Snyder v. Phelps, Snyder sued Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy by intrusion upon seclusion, and conspiracy because the church set-up protest outside of his military son’s funeral service (Chen et al., 2010). Another side of free speech involves a case which allow schools to restrict speech that is promoting illegal drug use....   [tags: Legal Precedent, Flag Burning]

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Use of Stream of Consciousness in Faulkner and Salinger

- Use of Stream of Consciousness in Faulkner and Salinger How does an author paint a vivid picture of a character’s thoughts. Stream of consciousness, an elaborate, somewhat complicated technique of writing, is a successful method of getting inside of a character’s head. It is not only seeing their actions and environment, it is also understanding their entire thought process through what seems to be a chain reaction. While a character is performing actions and taking in surroundings through senses, thought flows through his or her mind mimicking the mind of a real person....   [tags: William Faulkner, Salinger, Literary Analysis]

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Analysis Of ' Babylon Revisited ' As An Allegory

- What is the you thoroughly understand the term “allegory” and that you can discuss “Babylon Revisited” as an allegory?—This question is garbled and does not make sense. Charlie Wales focuses on his visit to Paris as an extended allegory, imposing a moral value on every place that he visits and incident that occurs. He is hoping to redeem himself from the period of drunken debauchery that led to the death of his wife and loss of his daughter to relatives’care. Whether he is driving through the streets of Montmartre, the site of many past revels, or trying to find a restaurant without past negative associations where he can have lunch with his daughter, the evils of the past form pictures in...   [tags: Seven deadly sins, Sin, William Faulkner, Envy]

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Purposiveness in Nature

- Early on in the Physics, Aristotle uses language to explain chance and spontaneity and the roles they play in nature. He feels that since chance and spontaneity are posterior to mind and nature, they will never be as important as actual causes as they are as hints that nature has purpose. Aristotle only entertains Empedocles’ proto-Darwinian theory because his philosophical method is based on systematically analyzing the views of other philosophers. He eventually rejects Empedocles’ view because it relies on chance as the driving force, and Aristotle believes that nothing based on chance can thrive in a world that has purpose....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The College Degree

- The College Degree “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” (Theodore Roosevelt). Education is a common theme seen throughout literature and history. It is considered respectable to have a college education in this day and age. Zora Neale Hurston explores the theme of education through college education in Mules and Men while Langston Hughes examines the theme of education in his poems through experience, specifically the Negro Speaks of Rivers....   [tags: Higher Education ]

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Bayard’s Search for Subjective Truth in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished

- Bayard’s Search for Subjective Truth in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished Unlike Sarty Snopes of “Barn Burning”, the narrator of The Unvanquished leads a somewhat existential life. Sarty takes an objectively moral stance when abandoning his abusive father. Conversely, Bayard Sartoris is faced with the “ambiguity and absurdity of the human situation” and is on a search for subjective truth (Kierkegaard). Though he acts on behalf of his family, he does things that he knows can be considered wrong. Additionally, he is asked to believe new information and take in experiences that are foreign to him....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Unvanquished Essays]

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The Cobbler's Tale

- The cobbler was a quiet, thoughtful man who said very little during our whole journey. He listened carefully to all that was being said, taking much of it to heart. We knew very little of him except for that his thoughtfulness made him to appear a very pretentious man, particularly for lowly status. So when it came time for him to tell his tale, I doubt that any of us were surprised when he began with this following interlude: Fellow pilgrims, I, unlike many of you have little experience in love and marriage....   [tags: love, shoes, burning]

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Narrative Recollection in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished

- Narrative Recollection in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished The narrator in William Faulkner’s “The Unvanquished” is an adult looking back on his childhood experiences. This is a powerful technique, because the reader can receive two sets of images through one voice – in this case both the impressions of the young Bayard Sartoris as well as his older (and perhaps wiser) adult self. There are several ways in which the author makes this known, the first being Faulkner’s use of first person, but in the past tense....   [tags: Unvanquished Essays]

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George Back on the Ranch

- Ten years have passed but nothing here has changed on the ranch. The scenery is different; the grass is dull and dead, starting to turn brown and shrivelling over, starved from water. The weather is miserable just like my mood I suppose; the clouds are black and full of rain, ready to rupture just like a car tyre. I hear the rumble in the atmosphere like a lion roaring, the wind was howling, it is as if a zoo is being created by the dreadful weather, with the howling and roaring. The wind howling so much it is manipulating the leaves of the brush to make soundless movements....   [tags: Personal Experience Essay]

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A Stressful Life

- William Faulkner was an American Poet, and writer. When he was young he loved football and later discovered that he also liked writing. When he started to work as a writer he started to fill stressed by the pressure he had so he started drinking. William Faulkner was born on 25 September 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi (Akers 1). He was the son of Murry Cuthbert and Maud Butler, and the first out of his four brothers (Kawin 1) His other three brothers were Murry born 1899, John born 1901, and Dean born1907....   [tags: Biography, Faulkner]

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Words and Images in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

- Words and Images in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying Maybe I will end up in some kind of self-communion -- a silence -- faced with the certainty that I can no longer be understood. The artist must create his own language. This is not only his right but his duty. ----------- William Faulkner Virginia Woolf observes that "painting and writing have much to tell each other; they have much in common. The novelist after all wants to make us to see" (22). Indeed, many movements in the visual arts during the first half of the twentieth century had a close relationship with literature....   [tags: William Faulkner As I Lay Dying Essays]

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- The Southern Social Themes of Barn Burning William Faulkner undoubtedly ranks one of the best and most influential writers both in America and in history. Among his various works of art, the most famous ones are those set in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, which is molded out of his “native soil.” Despite their Southern setting, these works convey something universally true. As Faulkner often claims, he is just a story-teller, telling about man in conflict, about how he “endures and prevails.” Before he received due recognition, Faulkner wrote quite a few short stories which he expected would help him improve his economic condition, so that he could write novels at ease....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Parentchild Association in Literature

- Parentchild Association in Literature Some consider the most important aspect of the nuclear family is that of the relationship a child possesses with his parents. True, although, without this relationship, a child can still turn out to be a well-behaved child. However, in turn, they can also develop a defiant nature against their elders. Likewise, there are many other aspects that concern these relationships. For instance, there is the neglect that a child can receive from his parents, or that having a dominant mentor....   [tags: Papers]

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- Barn Burning: Sarty's Transformation Into Adulthood In William Faulkner's story, "Barn Burning", we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his 37. Beowulf: Unferth, The Same Martyr Beowulf: Unferth, the Same Martyr John Gardner introduces the reader of Grendel to an intimate side of Unferth unseen in the epic poem Beowulf. In Grendel we behold what a 38. Art Art From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by Russian Reform and Economics: The Last Quarter of the 20th Century Outline Thesis: As the reformation of the USSR was becoming a reality, Russia's economy was crum...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Finding Meaning and Purpose in Mitch Albom’s, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

- “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” written by Mitch Albom tells about a man named Eddie and his experiences in life and in heaven. During his journey in heaven he meet five people. He learns how he has impacted the five lives while on earth. Eddie finds that his life did have true meaning and purpose. Prior to meeting the five people that he meets in heaven, he feels as if his life is worthless and has no meaning. Physically he is not in good shape, “His left knee, wounded in the war, was ruined by arthritis....   [tags: The Five People You Meet In Heaven]

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Literary Style of Thomas Page vs. f John Crowe Ransom

- With the dawn of the new south immediately following the civil war, southern literature metamorphosed to reflect a sense of nostalgia for what had been and no longer was. The literary canon of the time contained thematic expressions of yearning over the “Lost South” and the tradition and stability most writers felt the old South had once embodied. However, different writers utilized contrasting literary styles to convey this message. For instance, Thomas Nelson Page utilizes a sentimentalist, romanticist style of writing, while John Crowe Ransom achieves aesthetic distance in his modernistic approach to writing....   [tags: compare, comparison, contrast]

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Resistance to Civil Government: Thoreau

- ... Many other Americans however viewed it as taking land that was meant to be a part of the US. Thoreau is using an argumentative style of writing in this essay. The goal of this style is to be able to convince the readers that your statements are better and more valid than anybody else’s. There are three categories for the means of persuasion which are; Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. Thoreau uses these means pf persuasion very well throughout his essay to convince his audience. Thoreau’s essay represents his beliefs about the government in 1849....   [tags: metaphor, american citizens]

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The Meaning of Death in "The Indian Burying Ground"

- The poem is about an Indian culture, especially and Indian funeral. It describes death in this tradition, which is looked at as rude and savage. Still, the speaker reveals a lot about its strength and beauty as the poem goes on. It is a message inviting people to understand this culture as it is without prejudices. Unlike the white man's tradition, in the Indian's, the dead Indian is dressed in special clothes as though celebrating a happy event. Death in the Indian tradition has a different meaning....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Civil Disobedience, By Henry David Thoreau

- ... Moreover, Thoreau claims that the American government listens to the desires of the majority, not the most informed and virtuous, therefore, the government houses an inability to determine the indicators of justice. Using warfare and politics as examples, Thoreau further claims that the government trains dog-like soldiers and politicians focused on upholding the law when they should be upholding the morals of humanity. Indeed, enslaving one-sixth of Mexico’s population – and accepting the government as one which governs slaves – should be enough to establish a civil duty for Americans to rebel against such atrocities....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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William Faulkner

- Faulkner grew up in Mississippi in the beginning of the twentieth century ('William Faulkner'; 699). He was the son to Murray C. and Maud Butler Faulkner (Hoffman 13). Growing up in the South in the early 1900's meant being exposed to harsh racism. He watched the blacks endure unbelievable amounts of cruelty and was amazed at how the blacks conducted themselves with such dignity. He witnessed, first hand, what discrimination is and could not comprehend why this goes on. In many of Faulkner's works I found that he portrayed blacks as quite,easy-going, well-tempered people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Nature of a Crazy Family in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

- The Nature of a Crazy Family in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying "My mother is a fish." (p. 79) I think that this statement typifies the entire family. There is something not-quite-right about all of them. Vardeman, as Cora Tull says on page 70, is "outen his head with grief and worry" for his mother. He has confused her with the fish because they both died on the same day. In his child's mind he cannot differentiate between the two. Throughout the novel he refers to his mother as a fish, as on page 196....   [tags: Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying]

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Truth Revealed in As I Lay Dying

- Truth Revealed in As I Lay Dying     Addie Bundren conjures up the central darkness derived from her death and directly or indirectly causes actions in which each Bundren character takes advantage of Addie. With the character's actions revolving around her death, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying reveals the truth about the people who surround a person may take advantage of him or her.  The death of Addie Bundren shapes all of the character's actions in life including Addie's final request before her death.  Addie takes advantage of her death by using it for revenge and inflicting final pains upon some characters, while the other characters use her to get what they want for their persona...   [tags: As I Lay Dying Essays]

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- Stunning Comparison in Faulkner's A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning In the words of Oscar Wilde, "The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves." Conflict between the "well-bred" people and their "wise" counterparts satiates William Faulkner's short stories "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning." The inability of Emily Grierson in "A Rose for Emily" and Abner Snopes' father in "Barn Burning" to accept and cope with their changing environments leads to an even greater quarrel with their neighbors; in each of Faulkner's stories, this inability escalates into a horrific murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Wars by Timothy Findley

- The Wars by Timothy Findley Many people say that the metal of a man is found in his ability to keep his ideals in spite of anything that life can through at you. If a man is found to have done these things he can be called a hero. Through a lifelong need to accept responsibility for all living things, Robert Ross defines his heroism by keeping faith with his ideals despite the betrayal, despair and tragedy he suffers throughout the course of The Wars by Timothy Findley.      Many times throughout Robert’s life, all those whom he thought were close to him, while he tried stick to his ideals, had betrayed him....   [tags: Wars Timothy Findley Essays]

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As I Lay Dying

- As I Lay Dying In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, references to “the right” by numerous characters serve to propel the reader on a quest for truth. Cora and Tull make allusions to what is right as defined by religion, while Cash evokes a more innate sense of right and wrong. Anse has a sense of right that is deceptive to both himself and others, yet it also conveys his view of the world which Faulkner shows to be just as accurate as anyone else’s. Faulkner’s blending of these versions of right make a unified idea of what is right, even if that idea is at once a confusing and complicated one....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John Updike's A&P

- “Liberty is Worth Paying for. . .” Jules Verne Can an individual break hierarchical associations to find freedom and at which point would enlightenment be validated by achieving freedom through conflict. William Faulkner writes in “Barn Burning” about the desire for the individual to tear away from family because of disbelief in values and morals portrayed by a father. Abner becomes powerless with the release of slaves and chooses to transfer his negative desire for power onto his son. Although Sarty breaks the bond of blood between he and his father, he walks away with a greater sense of enlightenment....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family

- The Impact of a Mother’s Death on the Family Death ultimately brings individuals together and the Bundren family is no exception. Each member of this chaotic family dealt with their mother Addie’s death quite differently. Throughout the novel, Cash is the silent, hard-working type who says next to nothing about his family’s crazy nature and how he exactly feels about their current situations. I believe that Cash making his mother’s coffin outside the window was not cruel or disrespectful; it shows his loyalty and commitment to his mother....   [tags: Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying]

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As I Lay Dying Essays: The Dysfunctional Family

- After reading As I Lay Dying, I was unsettled by something. It wasn't the plot, although As I Lay Dying had a singularly bizarre storyline. During the action of the novel a mother dies, and her family embarks upon a disaster ridden journey in order to fulfill her last wishes. The eldest son breaks his leg, the family has to sell or mortgage practically all it's worldly goods, and Jewel risks his life twice in order to get his mother's body to Jefferson. Why has Disney not snatched up the film making rights to this singular testament to Bundren family's love and dedication....   [tags: As I Lay Dying Essays]

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The Life of Frederick Douglass

- The Life of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland, near Hillsborough. He doesn’t know for sure of his age, he has seen no proof and his master will not inform him. Most masters prefer for their slaves to stay ignorant. He believes that he was around twenty-seven and twenty-eight when he began writing his narrative - he overheard his master say he was about seventeen years of age during 1835. His mother, Harriet Bailey, was separated from him when he was an infant and she died when he was seven years old....   [tags: American History Slavery Narratives Essays]

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Irene Hunt's Across Five Aprils

- Across Five Aprils This Newberry award nominated book, written by Irene Hunt, tells the story of the “home life” of her grandfather, Jethro, during the Civil War. Not only does it give a sense of what it is like to be in the war but also it really tells you exactly what the men leave behind. Jethro is forced to make hard decisions, and face many hardships a boy his age shouldn't have to undergo. This is an admirable historical fiction book that leaves it up to the reader to decide if being at home was the superior choice or if being a soldier in the war was....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Accountant: An Analysis of Negotiation

- The Accountant: An Analysis of Negotiation "Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life. It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy." The tagline for the 38 minute 2001 Oscar winner for Best Live Action Short Film, The Accountant, helps illustrate two men sharing a common goal, saving the farm to preserve a way of life. The Accountant does an excellent job illustrating David's internal negotiation for how to save a way of life for his kids, which his family has managed for five generations....   [tags: Film Movie Accountant]

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The Great Chicago Fire

- On Sunday, October 18, 1871 the largest fire Chicago has ever seen broke out. Hundreds died and thousands of homes were annihilated. Devistation towered over the city, ashes floated gracefully through the air as bodies, houses and cherished items burned. People ran in fear, holding their young, crying for the gone, searching for saftey. Searching for life. Searching for hope. The past few weeks had been hot, dry, and rainless. A drought. Rain had not fallen for three months. Though, despite the drought, the O’Leary family had been having an exceptional October....   [tags: History, Causes and Effects]

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