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Am I Blue by Beth Henley

- Am I Blue by Beth Henley Works Cited Not Included The author of Am I Blue, Beth Henley, begins the play with the seventeen-year-old protagonist John Polk sitting alone in a bar. John contemplates on the red and black card in his hand. From the street, a sixteen-year-old girl whose name is Ashbe sits next to him. She hides under his raincoat because she stole two ashtrays from a local inn. Ashbe is a social person and soon begins a conversation with John. Through persistent questioning, Ashbe discovers John is in a fraternity....   [tags: Am Blue Beth Henley Essays]

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Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel – Glorifying the Common Occurrence

- Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel – Glorifying the Common Occurrence         Mary-Beth Hughes' short story titled "Israel" is a rich literary piece. Every detail within the story has some sort of meaning and is there for a reason. When analyzed, this story has a lot to say, however, when summarized, the storyline is rather simple. The story contains five characters, the mother, the father, their daughter, and the mother's friends, Dr. Derek Duncalf and Dr. Dan Ovita. The time period is unknown, except that it is during a time when Isralies are fighting to keep their homeland....   [tags: Mary-Beth Hughes' Israel Essays]

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The Film Opens With The Sound Of Beth

- The film opens with the sound of Beth Emhoff coughing, sitting at an airport bar snacking on nuts and having a drink. She takes an incoming call, from a man named John Neal, who wants to know why she left without saying goodbye after just having sex in a hotel room. She apologizes and tells him that she thought she was going to miss her flight. Beth coughs again. John ask her if she is ok. Beth tells him she is just jet lagged. Beth ends the phone and hands the bartender her credit card to pay for her drink....   [tags: Death, Doctor, Boy, Doctor Who]

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Bethany ( Beth ) Cox

- Bethany (Beth) Cox is a hard-working business woman, well on track to becoming a successful publicist at the young age of 27. Since the loss of her husband, Matt Cox, two years previously in a car accident, Beth has devoted herself to her work, leaving little to no time to socialise or look for love elsewhere, even if she could find the time how could she betray her husband in such a way. Beth internally struggles with her thoughts, she is still mourning the loss of her love, yet she is desperate to move on to a life beyond her grief....   [tags: Love, Romance, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Story Of Beth And Hannah

- It 's been almost four months since Beth and Hannah have gone missing. Damian hasn 't bothered to talk to anyone. In fact, he never goes out of his apartment anymore. His cellphone was off at all times and the only person who came to see him was his mother. He 's dropped some weight and his skin was paler than before. He barely eats and sleeps.Damian 's depression worsened everyday. His mother worried about him nonstop. She would force him to eat something every time she came over. Any time she had the day off from work she would come and check on him....   [tags: Guilt, Blame, Praise, Prince]

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Dating as Competition by Beth Bailey

- Over the ages our society has changed the definition of the meaning of dating. During the early 20th century and WWII dating was about long-term friendships, love, marriage and families. The essay “ Dating as Competition” by Beth Bailey illustrates how dating over time has changed dramatically by making dating into a competition. He argues that dating now in days is about popularity, competition and no longer has a moral meaning and how Men and women tend to want to be seen with people who will boost their image....   [tags: relationships, marriage, families]

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Beth El Synagogue And The Jewish Congregation

- Beth El Congregation is a Jewish congregation located in Central Phoenix. They are affiliated with the Conservative Judaism movement. According to leader of the congregation, Rabbi Lavinsky, this locates their convictions and interpretation of the Torah somewhere in the middle between the orthodox and liberal groups. He stated this is reflected in the motto of the movement: “Tradition and Change.” I visited Beth El Synagogue for a Saturday morning Shabbat service. The set up of inside the sanctuary was similar to a Catholic church....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Christianity, Jewish services]

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From Front Porch to Backseat: The History of Dating

- Belongingness is an emotion that everyone longs to feel throughout the course of their lives. Starting in adolescence, we as humans are naturally attracted to others in a romantic way. Girls in junior high start wearing make-up and dressing nice in order to impress the boys and get their attention. During this time, both girls and boys want a boyfriend or girlfriend, and are interested in this idea of “dating.” As boys and girls progress into high school, dating becomes even more of the thing to do....   [tags: Beth Bailey]

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Beth The Pig Humorous Story

- Beth the Pig Once-upon-a-time, there was a farmer named Phildo, who owned a pig. The pig's name was Beth, and she weighed about twelve hundred pounds. Phildo was very proud of her. Everywhere he went Beth was right there behind him. People passing him along the sidewalk would say good morning and comment on how hippo-like Beth. Phildo would smile and raise his hat good morning. By the time of the spring fair, she weighed in at slightly over one thousand, five hundred pounds. When word spread that there was a pig at the spring fair that weighed one thousand pounds, people came from all over the tri-state area....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Beth A Conklin's Consuming Grief: Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society

- Every society has it’s own cultural traditions and norms. Many of the traditions are passed down from generation to generation for so long that they become the norms of the culture. The Wari’ are no different than anyone else in that their traditions become cultural norms. In Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society, Beth A. Conklin travels to the Wari’ people in order to study illness and death from both before and after they had foreign contact. While there she finds herself going into depth on the lifestyle of the Wari’ people and how their norm of cannibalism came about and how it was phased out by the outside world....   [tags: cultural traditions and norms, external influence]

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A Summary of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

- Life as we knew it no longer exists. The world is starting to dwindle away before the eyes of the spectator, life becomes precious, and love is the only thing left to hang on to. All of a sudden a meteor crashes into the moon creating massive floods,earthquakes, and explosive volcanic eruptions all over the world. Miranda , a teenage girl, and her family try to cope with the drastic lack of supplies. The future looks bleak, but Miranda tries to stay hopeful as life as she knew it disappears. The meteor crashing into the moon was spasmodic, yet it left the world to crumble in it’s wake of destruction....   [tags: meteor, floods, hope]

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Analysis Of The Song ' Family Portrait ' By Alecia Beth Moore

- My family has never been surrounded by a white picket fence. The song “Family Portrait” explains the dilemmas that the writer, Alecia Beth Moore, better known as Pink, experienced during her parents ' divorce. The song portrays the negative effects a separation or divorce can amplify onto a young child. My parents are still married, yet they continue to debate about pointless topics. As a result of these quarrels, my parents separated when I was 9 years old, my father remained in New York while my mother, sister and I settled in Florida....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, World War III]

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Religion And Money Takes Care Of Shame, By Beth Buggenhagen

- In her ethnography Muslim Families in Global Senegal: Money Takes Care of Shame, Beth Buggenhagen explores the various ways in which figures like Sokna Géer, Dembá Géer, Rama Géer and others create and produce social and symbolic meaning through often complicated processes of exchange imbricated in the culture of Senegal. An understanding of how these figures exchange clothing, produce identity and gender, and maintain interpersonal connections and kinship links through obligation—among other processes of exchange—are all essential to a more accurate understanding of social and symbolic production and the ways in which this production effects expansive philosophies of economic, political, an...   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Marriage, Sociology]

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My Life At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

- On the morning of July 1, 1999, as a four year old, I was probably still in bed dreaming about becoming a princess or a pop star. Not having a worry about what I wanted to do with my life. At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, someone was just starting a new chapter in their life. This person’s name is Sampson Davis. Davis grew up in a tough neighborhood in Newark, aka, Brick City, when he was a teenager, he was causing trouble and becoming comfortable with his thug life, but there was another side of him....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Doctor, Family]

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Am I Blue by Beth Henley

- Am I Blue by Beth Henley Am I Blue, is a one-act play written by a southern woman playwright, Beth Henley. At the age of twenty, Henley wrote this first play; and it may also have been a play that reflected her passage to adulthood....   [tags: Play Henley Blue]

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Life-Size Indian by Beth Piatote

- What is the value of one’s culture. Native culture is an integral part in a person’s life. A person consists of many different characteristics, such as personality and appearance; however, what makes a person more unique would be his own culture. Native culture is what a person grew up with and identifies him as, thus losing or forgetting it would mean losing himself. Although it is important to remain with one’s culture, many people end up losing it. This is the consequence of living in America, where people with diverse cultures exist....   [tags: Culture Piatote Indian Native American]

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Alecia Beth Moor: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar

- Alecia Beth Moore: From Troubled Teen to P!nk Superstar “I was extreme… From skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child to lead singer of a rock band - I did it all, and all at the same time (P!nk Quotes).” Alecia Beth Moore took music as most people knew it and made her own style. In order to appreciate P!nk’s original music, one must understand P!nk’s defective childhood, how she overcame the struggles in her life, and the foundation and inspiration she left for other upcoming musical artists. P!nk was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1979....   [tags: contemporary pop artists and singers]

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The Lottery by Beth Goobie is a Bad Influence on Teens

- A Bad Influence Throughout high school, the most essential trait to have above intellect and organization is good behavior. Without it, a student cannot be focused during a lecture, which can lead to disappointing grades and ultimately, a dreadful high school experience. The Lottery, by Beth Goobie encourages bad and rebellious behavior acted out by the protagonist Sally Hudson. At the start of the book, Sally gets picked by the school government as annual lottery winner. As lottery winner, Sally has to expect to be the butt of all jokes and for everyone to hate her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Beth Blue Swadener's Article Children and Familes: At Promise

- “At Promise”: Children and Families When an individual hears the words, ‘at risk’, they immediately think of all the negative characteristics of terminology: teen pregnancy, troubled teens, gang bangers, drop outs, substance abusers, and so on. I know I sure did. In reading Beth Blue Swadener’s article, “Children and Families “at Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk”, I’ve learned that there are so much more to labeling at student ‘at risk’. There is actually a history behind the meaning and how ‘at risk’ became such a dangerous label....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Exploration into the Concept of a Single Protagonist in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart

- An Exploration into the Concept of a Single Protagonist in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary traces the origins of the word protagonist to the Greek, an ancient term describing an individual who struggled against anguish, one who competed in games, one who leads. The rest of the definition, one more contemporary, asserted that a protagonist was the principal character in a literary work (as a drama or story) or a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause, a champion....   [tags: Papers]

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The Death of Bloody Mary Tudor and Good Queen Beth

- " 'BLOODY MARY,' a sour, bigoted heartless, superstitious woman, reigned five years, and failed in everything which she attemptcd. She burned in Smithfield hundreds of sincere godly persons, she went down to her grave, hated by her husband, despised by her servants, loathed her her people, and condemned by God. 'Good Queen Bess' followed her, a generous, stout-hearted strong-minded woman, characteristically English, and reigned forty-five years. Under her wise and beneficent rule her people prospered she was tolerant in religion and severe only to traitors, she went down to her grave after a reign of unparalleled magnificence and success, a virgin queen, secure in the loyalty of her subjects...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Single Parents : Single Mother

- Single Parents Allow me to give you a glimpse into the life of America 's Single Mother. She wanted to do this all alone, she wanted to struggle. Her plan was to use and abuse the systems for her own benefits. There was no evidence of her trying to get a job so she could be able to support herself and her children. Her child, or children, were not taken care of. Her child or children will never grow up to contribute to society in any way. They are disrespectful and selfish. Just like their mother....   [tags: Mother, Want, Need, Mary Beth Hurt]

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A Student 's Unique Abilities

- Foundations Beth works with a diverse group of students at a title one school. She has worked with a lot of students who are developing at different stages. She has worked with students who struggle with behavior and academics here at Audubon. Beth truly believes that any student in the building has the ability to learn. She uses the student’s unique abilities and accommodates their specific learning needs. Beth and I have worked on the common core in the areas of math, writing, and reading. She has seen the common core used in each one of my lessons and is included in my lesson plans each week....   [tags: Psychology, Education, Behavior, Human behavior]

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Characters Tested in Michael Crichton’s Sphere

- ... I think…’ And then Harry screamed, and his body twisted, and Norman saw Beth withdraw the syringe from his shoulder, the needle tipped with blood” (Crichton 381-390). This says that Beth (with the help of Norman) has to make Harry unconscious, so she uses a syringe to inject the anesthetic into Harry. This means that with Harry unconscious, the manifestations will stop occurring, that is if Harry was thinking up the manifestations. This proves that people will do anything when they are put in a certain situation that tests them because Beth has to artfully use an anesthetic on a colleague by puncturing his shoulder, and only for hope that the manifestations stop occurring and that she do...   [tags: anesthetic, kill, habitat]

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Movie Analysis : ' The Stairs Of Basement Morning '

- INT. STAIRS OF BASEMENT-AFTERNOON BETH, 16, petite with black hair tied in a bun is walking down the stairs to her empty basement. Her phone begins to ring and the theme of X-Files sounds off. She reaches the bottom of the stairs and takes out her phone from her sweatshirt pocket. She slides her phone open. A text message is floating on the film screen. It reads, From: Katy (heart emoji) (bear emoji) ​​Hey Beth, I know you haven 't responded to my text messages or calls but, how are you. I know you 're moving today, good luck....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Bedroom, Black hair]

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Analysis Of The Short Story ' Aunt Granny Lith '

- Marriage is a commitment that couples vow to love each other, and committed during their toughest times. Chris Offutt, the author of the short story called "Aunt Granny Lith" explains the trials and choices in a marriage between the couple Beth and Casey. Three parts in marriage are vital: communication, trust in one another, and unconditional love. All three elements will lead to a successful marriage. Marriage is what you put into your relationship not what you can get out of it. It is a team effort....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Love, Husband]

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Treating Patients With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Their case manager referred Joe and Beth to me for marital therapy. The case manager reports Joe (veteran) has been diagnosed with PTSD. Beth has a childhood trauma history and has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. The case manager reports they are a high conflict couple, neither is currently taking medication or participating in individual therapy. Joe a 28 years old Army Veteran has been married to Beth, who is 30 years old, for 7 years. They have a 5 y.o. son and 18 month old daughter. During their marriage Joe was deployed to a combat zone twice, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan....   [tags: marital therapy, bipolar disorder]

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A Cold Day Of Troy, North Carolina

- It was a cold day in October when the water stood still. The whole town was silent The leaves were falling off all the trees and the grass was turning brown. Frank and Beth lived in North Carolina where things are usually bright and sunny. There has never been no trouble or accidents in the town of Troy, North Carolina. The town is so small everyone knows each other. There is one grocery store, one post office and one restaurant where everyone goes to meet each other. The population in this town is about 300 people....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Family, Father]

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Interview At The Home Depot

- The Interview  I was sent on a mission. I was to interview a manager to learn more about the position and the manager. Today, I went to the Home Depot and interviewed Beth Gilbert. I asked Beth a series of questions, and she responded with what she thought was true. Obviously other managers will have different opinions, but Beth gave some great answers.  Beth has worked at the Home Depot for roughly five years. Her official job title is merchandising assistant manager. She helps oversee the store along with other various managers to make sure that associates are doing their jobs correctly....   [tags: Management, Work ethic, Time, Term]

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Themes of Ordinary People by Judith Guest

- There are many themes that occur and can be interpreted differently throughout the novel. The three main themes that stand out most are healing, communication, and relationships. Ordinary People starts off already in a broken world. Buck has died, and Conrad has already attempted suicide, therefore, healing is a main focus throughout the book. Beth and Calvin’s marriage is also very rocky and they together are trying to see if things will work out by healing and saving their relationship. Judith Guest shows the journey through Conrad’s life and his progress to becoming completely healed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bulimia Nervosa As An Invisible Eating Disorder

- The disorder I chose to do my paper on is bulimia nervosa. In the textbook, it describes bulimia nervosa as an invisible eating disorder because patients are either normal weight or overweight. It is explained as recurrent episodes of binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior. Binge eating is when a person over eats in a shorter period of time than most people would. Binge eating is the lack of control over eating. There are two types of binge eating one is subjective binge eating is when eating a typical or even a small amount of food....   [tags: Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorders, Binge eating]

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Death and Love in Little Women

-   "Four women, taught by weal and woe To love and labor in their prime. Four sisters, parted for an hour, None lost, one only gone..." (365-366). Jo wrote these lines in a poem, after Beth died. This is the most significant struggle for Jo. Jo and Beth are the two middle sisters in the classic novel, Little Women (1869) written by Louisa May Alcott. This is a classic novel about an American family of four daughters, a father who is off at war and a mother who works for the food. Jo and Beth are best friends and Jo sets the example for Beth....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Bulimia Nervosa As An Invisible Eating Disorder

- The disorder I pick to do my paper on is bulimia nervosa. In the text book it describes bulimia nervosa as an invisible eating disorder because patients are of normal weight or overweight. It is explain as recurrent episodes of binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior. Binge eating is when a person over eats in a short period of time then most people would. Binge eating is the lack of control over eating. There is two types of binge eating one is subjective binge eating is when eating a typical or even small amount of food....   [tags: Bulimia nervosa, Eating disorders, Binge eating]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Child Of Rage '

- A child, so delicate, so sensible, and selfless from life that what is done to them even at he beginning of their life can affect them forever. This is the reason why the movie I selected for this assignment was a documentary called the Child of Rage. This documentary is about two children that were adopted by a couple. One was a boy named Eric and the other was a girl named Beth. They were both maltreated at a very young age and had no mother and father abused them. Their biological father neglected Eric and sexually abused Beth they were both retreated from this home at a very young age Beth two years old and Eric one, but even though they were removed at a very young age from this enviro...   [tags: Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Psychology, Abuse]

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Black And Blue By Anna Quindlen

- A novel written by Anna Quindlen, “Black and Blue” begins with a woman named Fran Benedetto, who has suffered domestic abuse from her police officer husband, Bobby Benedetto, for almost twenty years. After a couple of decades Fran finally decided that is was time to get away from her abusive husband before he kills her. Somehow Fran gathers up the strength and runs away with her son, Robert, taking on new identities. “Black and Blue”, is a novel about change, a woman finding the nerve to leave a dangerous relationship and risking everything to begin a new life....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse]

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One Big Mistake

- For as long as I can remember, my father has been inordinately protective of my sister, Beth, but I never knew why. The day I found out, was the day my family fell apart. You see, my father was running to be elected as the President of the United States. Out of all the things in this world, he cared the most about politics. Now obviously, with my father potentially being America’s next president, Secret Service agents practically shadowed my family. Personally, I kind of liked having my father be someone important....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Psychological Disorder Within Movies

- When it comes to a psychological disorder within movies, they seemed to be presented accurately, but some people judgements can not be made towards the film, since they may not know the disorder at all; they may assume that it is being presented in a correct manner. The judgements of people can be made when information about the disorder is given, then their mindset of the film may change. It can be a clear insight of whether the movie is actually presenting the psychological disorder by assuming the movie may have added over dramatic details, which may not be true at all about the disorder....   [tags: Sociology, Emotion, Asperger syndrome]

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Analysis Of Conrad Jarret 's Life

- Identifying information Conrad Jarret is an eighteen years old white male who live with his parent’s Beth and Calvin Jarret in an upper middle class suburban in Chicago Illinois. He is a high school junior also part of the swim team. Within the Jarret family, Beth, Conrad and Calvin all have different problems. Beth is a perfectionist who is unaccustomed with tragedy. Conrad pursuit to find himself, while trying to please the people around him, his father Calvin is cautious about his son and his feelings....   [tags: Family, Suicide, Psychiatry, Mental disorder]

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Historical Macbeth Compared To Shakespeares Macbeth

- Although most of Shakespeare's play " Mac Beth " is not historically accurate, MacBeth's life is the subject of the tragedy. There are characters and events that are based on true events and real persons but, Shakespeare's "MacBeth " differs significantly from history's MacBeth. The first example of a difference between the Shakespeare "MacBeth" and historical Mac Beth is the death of Duncan I. In Shakespeare's " Mac Beth ", Duncan I was murdered by MacBeth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Persuasion by Jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Both Persuasion by jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott tell stories of families of sisters in the nineteenth-century in England and in America. The former is the story of Anne Elliot who had given up Fredrick Wentworth eight years prior to the novel's setting after she was "persuaded" to do so by her old family friend, Lady Russell. Realizing that she has made a terribe mistake once Fredrick returns, wealthier and more professionally sucessful, Anne struggles within herself regarding how much to reveal her feelings for him....   [tags: literary criticism, literature analysis]

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Independence of the March Sisters in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women shows the independence of the March sisters, what actions make them independent, and how they become independent women. The Laurence and March family show every different kind of love in this story, from love of family to romance. The March girls and Laurie Laurence face challenges and are taught that, in the end, experiencing problems in life are there to teach them to learn from their past mistakes, ultimately helping them grow and make wiser choices in the future. Unbelievably different from when they were teenagers, Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, and Laurie grow tremendously by learning happiness, love, and independence....   [tags: love, wealth, values]

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Who Killed The Black Dahlia?

- A question that has lingered in the West since its occurrence is, “Who killed the Black Dahlia?” This is an intriguing case that raises suspicion because of its title, the amount of time it has taken to solve the case, and its sensational nature of murder. A woman by the name of Betty Bersinger discovered the body on January 15, 1947. What appeared to be a dummy was not a dummy at all; in fact, it was the body of Elizabeth Short, mangled and detached. There are many speculations that remain unproven or unanswered about the murder; for instance, why was the crime scene so clean; how did Elizabeth Short get the name “The Black Dahlia”; and who is the killer....   [tags: Black Dahlia suspects, Black Dahlia]

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Film Review : Corruption Within The Government System

- In further analysing the film, it can be noticed that the prominent theme was corruption within the government. The film brought attention to the severe corruption within the government system. Throughout this film, as the viewers, we were exposed to the catastrophic conditions of a country that is undergoing the authority of a corrupt government. The country was ridden with a plethora of dilemmas such as poverty, crime, sickness and economic issues, and that is just to name a few. Viewers witnessed the disturbing treatment towards the people of the country....   [tags: President of the United States]

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Personal Narrative- Ridicule of a Child

- Personal Narrative- Ridicule of a Child “Why do you ask?... Well, she’s weird.... For instance, she wears black outfits that cling to her body with red spandex.... No I’m serious. Her hair is half black and half blonde, too.... The other day she was walking down the hall with a red feathered boa wrapped around her neck.. .. Yeah, I see her every day sifting by herself in a corner all the time. . . . I guess you can’t blame her. What did happen to her when she was little?” “Oooonnnncccceeee I was at hhhhoooommmmeeee, and I ssssaaaawwww...” We despised the way her heart-shaped lips gawked open as she slurred her words....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Dysfunctional Families As Expressed By Redford and Hedges

- Comparing two texts side by side has heightened our understanding of many of our society’s problems. Depression and family dysfunctionalities are often expressed by composers in their various texts. Texts such as the film, ‘ Ordinary People’ by Robert Redford and the novel, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ by Peter Hedges are the kind of texts that help accentuate the destruction medical illnesses can cause to a family. Through the journeys of the protagonists, the comparisons of depression and dysfunctional families are highlighted by their respective composers....   [tags: Family Relationships]

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Analysis Of Richard Ford 's Rock Springs

- Men vs. Women Richard Ford 's Rock Springs has a lot to do with family, although this family is very dysfunctional, I get the idea that this story is about a man who has made some mistakes in the past, but genuinely wants to ensure that his daughter and girlfriend have a better life and future in the state of Florida. Mary Gaitskill 's A Romantic Weekend is about two people a married man and a single woman who go away to this man 's grandmother 's apartment to have graphic sexual intercourse....   [tags: Want, Thought, Gender role, Marriage]

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Search for Identity in Judith Guest's Ordinary People

- Search for Identity in Ordinary People When we are young, we live life by the day. In our preteen and teenage years, the process of self discovery begins. For some people, this could take years. For others, it could happen within a week. No matter how people discover themselves, who they really are, and what they stand behind, everybody goes through it. Especially the characters in the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. As they struggle through death, guilt, and a lack of understanding; Calvin, Beth and Conrad eventually discover their true identities....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays]

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Evil in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Evil in William Shakespeare's Macbeth MacBeth is a play preoccupied with evil. There is a potential for evil in people in the natural and the supernatural world. It documents the evil brought out by a tormented king. The word evil in the question means something or someone is bad or harmful. The word supernatural means something or someone from another world. The play was written in 1906 as a tribute to King James the 1st of England. Shakespeare wrote it. King James was fascinated as most people were at that time by witchcraft....   [tags: Papers]

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Summary Of ' The ' Bird With A Broken Wing '

- People label things as “normal” because they have become habituated with these things. Beth Harry’s book, Melanie, Bird with a Broken Wing, her ideal view of a mother is challenged when she gives birth to a child with cerebral palsy. Through her story, she provides an insight into what she felt as a mother of a child with a disability and her journey up until Melanie’s death. The memoir left me with mixed emotions because, in the beginning, Harry expressed her thought of wanting her child to die, if the child had caused any trouble....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Mind, Family]

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Ordinary People

- The Jarrett's' have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after a their firstborn son, Jordan "Buck" Jarrett, drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. The relationship that Conrad has with his parents change throughout the novel and are shaky all the way to the last page. When Conrad first comes home, he has an awkward relationship with both of his parents....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jill´s Case Study of Naspharyngeal Cancer

- There is a seventeen year old female who we will call Jill. She was born with nasopharyngeal cancer, and has been taken care of by her mother and father intensely since she was born. Jill was a surprise birth to her young parents, but they still love her no matter what they have to go thru due to the illness and expenses. The parents are both in good health, with no known medical problems. Jill was born and seemed to be a healthy child she enjoyed running, swimming, soccer and dance class. Everything seemed picture perfect until Jill, age five started to have massive nose bleeds and began to feel tired and week a lot more than a child of her age should....   [tags: illness, expenses, problems, health]

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Argument Supporting Gay Marriage

- Lindsey and Beth, a lesbian couple, have been living together for eleven years. Lindsey conceived two children from a sperm donor. Together, Lindsey and Beth turned their house into a loving home for their two children. One day, on the way home from the grocery store, Lindsey was killed in a tragic car accident. Before Beth could even grasp the situation, the children that she helped raise from birth had been taken away and placed into the care of Lindsey's parents, who never were a part of their lives because they did not accept Lindsey's homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian Rights Same Sex Couples]

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The Deep End Of The Ocean

- The Deep End of the Ocean In the film The Deep End of the Ocean, we can apply some concepts discussed in the Interpersonal Communication curse. The film emphasis a communication problem into a family after the Ben’s abduction. Ben was the middle child of Beth and Pat. The older son was Vincent, who had an important role in the drama, and Kerry was the smaller. The abduction took place during Beth’s class reunion. After nine years, Beth found him, he was leaving very close to the real family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Road to the Cemetery

- The Road to the Cemetery The smell of cigarette smoke was strong; the leather couch reeked of it. Next to the couch was a nick-knack rack and on it were a little china girl, maybe Jill, and a little china boy, Jack; there was a glass wishing well near them too. Little glass dogs, a china cat, some shiny rocks, a little box, and a plastic Hawaii hula baby lived on the rack as well. Grandma opened the doors and all of the windows; today we were to begin cleaning out Aunt Beth's house. I looked out the front door, saw clouds were coming, and in the distance, I saw lightning flash....   [tags: Narrative Memoir Essays]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It in a town in New England in the 1800’s. It about a family and the girls growing up during the 1800’s and the things they have to face. The growing pains that all girls have to go through even now. This was a very sad book at the end when Beth dies. The four main characters are Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth the story centers around the four girls and the life they have during the time they are growing up. Marmee the girls mother is another main character because she is always supporting them in every decision and helping them to make through bad times even when they did not get anything for Christmas....   [tags: Little Women Louisa Alcott Essays]

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Analysis Of The Film ' Ordinary People Centers On Familial Dysfunction, Bereavement, Mental Illness

- The theme of the 1980 film Ordinary People centers on familial dysfunction, bereavement, mental illness, and the social pressure of maintaining a “acceptable” outer appearance. In the wake of the death of the Jarret families eldest son buck in a boating accident the affluent and other wise “ordinary” family is forced to confront foundational problems that have been long standing but have since been exacerbated and brought to the forefront in the families grief. Plausibly the most outwardly dysfunctional of the Jarret is Conrad....   [tags: Emotion, Anxiety, Family, Suicide]

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An Episode of Moonlight by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow

- The television series Moonlight was created by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow. This television series includes sixteen different episodes. The entire television series was about the immortal private detective Mick St. John that uses his keen senses of the vampire to solve difficult case to help the victims rather than sucking their blood. Mick was turned to a vampire 60 years ago by his wife Coraline when she bites him. Even through now Mick has the body of immortality, and he was always young but he always wanted to be a real human instead of a vampire....   [tags: Moonlight, Trevor Munson, Ron Koslow, television, ]

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Ordinary People by Judith Guest

- The book I chose for my report is titled “Ordinary People” and was written by author, Judith Guest. Viking Penguin Incorporated first published the book in the United States in the year 1976. Also in the year 1976, the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited published it for the first time in Canada. The book has 259 pages and 31 chapters and is placed under the juvenile fiction genre. “Ordinary People” is a book about a seventeen-year-old boy named Conrad Jarrett coming home from a mental institution for the first time in eight months....   [tags: Literature Review]

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I Am Working With Larry

- I am working with Larry on this file and we would ask that you consider the following to be our status report on this matter. Pursuant to our presentation of our motion, we received an extension of time from the court to file our responsive pleadings to the Complaint by October 19, and we will file an Answer and Affirmative Defenses on a timely basis. Further, we had the opportunity to meet with Support Systems’ Executive Director, Polly Hartman, and its Director of Nursing, Beth Sahuri. They were very cooperative and provided us with preliminary documentation regarding the incident....   [tags: Pleading, Complaint, Chair, Für Elise]

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Benefits Of Having A Friendship

- There is a popular saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” This saying suggests that a person who lends you a hand when you are having a difficult time is a true and trustworthy friend. This saying emphasizes on the helping reciprocity of a friendship. People who are friends usually have the mutual goal or interest, and they tend to exchange resources and help in order to obtain mutual benefits. In this perspective, we can assume that the saying is true in a way that it proposes one of the indicators of a true friendship....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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film analysis

- Theme of Bodies, Rest and Motion This is a story about searching and trying to find home. Four people are looking for their place in life. It’s about belonging. They are at the beginning of the film living a superficial temporary existence. We have a character Nick who is a man lost, he is looking for a purpose, a sense of belonging and direction. He is disconnected from his family and even from society, from his job, from his girlfriend. He seeking and wanting and does not know what that is but he knows he is missing something or someone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ironic Title of Judith Guest's Ordinary People

- The Ironic Title of Ordinary People The significance of the title "Ordinary People" is that it is ironic because there are not ordinary people in the book. It does not correspond with the novel itself. As defined in Webster's Dictionary, ordinary means usual, common, or normal. To most people, this is what they think they are. However, in the book being unordinary is common for most of the characters. The author of this book, Judith Guest, probably titled this book "Ordinary People" to make readers ask themselves, "What is ordinary....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays]

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Cheryl Strayed's Wild

- ... She wanted to show women and men that there is nothing to hide; some breast cancer patients feel embarrassed because their bodies change post surgery. However, Beth had a complete opposite view; she decided to take nude pictures not only to embrace her new body, but also to spread breast cancer awareness. Some people found the nude pictures to be offensive as they showed the stitches and scars of her surgery. Just like Cheryl received harsh judgement, so did Beth. However, both women felt sharing their story would do some good in the world, and it would show people that it is okay to be imperfect....   [tags: story analysis]

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My Favorite Kind of Vague

- My Favorite Kind of Vague When dreams mix with realities it’s 2 o’clock on a Sunday morning, and no one is awake but you, scribbling on a notebook pad behind the bathroom door, trying to grasp how something so mild, how heartwarming, could be converted by its counterpart. I read this book last summer, it was required reading, everyone told me it was horrible. The book takes place in the south at this boy’s boarding school called Devon during the summer session, in it Gene, this guy with a terrible sense of self and an even worse self-esteem, engages in a codependent relationship with the magnificent athlete Phineas....   [tags: Personal Narrative Jealousy Envy Essays]

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Contagion: El Virus MEV-1

- Contagion trata de una posibilidad muy real: una pandemia mundial. Se centra en como esta enfermedad llamada MEV-1 emerge y se convierte en una pandemia. Primero surgió en una ubicación remota en China, fue llevado a Hong Kong por personas infectadas, y terminó extendiéndose a nivel mundial, de Hong Kong vía los viajeros aéreos. El virus MEV-1 se transmite de persona a persona mediante gotas en el aire producidas por estornudos o tos, así como por virus depositados en fómites, por ejemplo, cerraduras, maní, utensilios compartidos, y así sucesivamente....   [tags: pandemia mundial, salud pública]

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Little Women

- Little Women Summary of Part One Little Women tells the story of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they grow from childhood to adulthood. The story is set during the Civil War times. The March girls are struggling because their father is away at war and funds are limited. Jo and Meg have to work outside from home, not only because their father is away at war but also, because he lost all of his money trying to help a friend in need. Jo works for her bitter Aunt March. Meg spends her days teaching small children as a governess....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Irony in Everyday Life

- In general, a discrepancy between appearances and reality is irony. Irony is encountered thoughout our daily activies and comes in many forms; verbal, situational, and cosmic. Verbal irony is the most familiar kind, this occurs when we understand that the speaker's meaning is far from the usual meaning. For example, Sally rushes all morning to get to the parking lot early, only to find her space taken, she then exclaims,"This is exacly why I rushed, just so I can hunt for a empty space." We understand that she is not happy, and that her meaning is not literal....   [tags: Irony Essays]

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Little Women

- Title: Little Women Number of Pages: 562 Original Copyright Date: 1868 Date Completed: February 23, 2000 Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Plot Summary: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the March sisters. Their father is off to war and they rely on their mother, Marmee, to see them through the hard times of the Civil War. In the first part of this book the reader is introduced to the characters. Meg is the sensible one, Jo is the tomboy , Beth is the sweet one, and Amy is the artistic and feminine one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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book report- my sister my sorrow

- Book Report “My Sister, My Sorrow” by Bebe Faas Rice, explores the natural human reactions to death, sickness and love. It delves into sibling rivalry, adolescent fear and stereotypes and gives insight into how beautiful the world seems when your life is on the line. “Leukemia is one of those diseases that creep up on you suddenly and catch you by surprise” ‘The story revolves around her thoughts and feelings towards friends, family, the meaning of life, depression, love, jealousy, cancer, etc....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America Needs For A Better Every Freshman And Complete The Ucc 101 Course

- To help us adapt to Utica better every freshman had to complete the UCC-101 course. During this course we learned information such as locations for the health office, campus safety, student success, student activities, etc. The course also taught students how to deal with stress, time management and explained how to overcome some of the problems we would face as freshmen. To help better understand Utica and prepare us for a successful college career, Professor Gordon invited four guest presenters to come in and speak to us....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Professor]

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Synopsis Of ' The Night ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Prologue It was dark outside. The snow had continued to fall as it had done for hours. The only light came from the radiant glow of the moon and the lights inside the lodge. Beth looked anxiously out the window through the shutters. Everyone else was gathered in a circle in the kitchen whispering to each other. Emily looked at Jess, “Oh my god. I can’t believe you actually did this.” Jess cautioned her, Shhh...shhh...shh..” Sam looked worried. She questioned, “Don’t you guys think this is a little bit cruel?” Jess, reassuring her, said, “Oh come on, she deserves it.” Sam, being defensive, replied, It’s not her fault she has a huge crush on Mike.” Jess interrupted her, “Hannah’s been making...   [tags: Rooms, English-language films, Bedroom, Room]

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The Scientific Study Of Mental And Behavioral Disorders

- Introduction The scientific study of mental and behavioral disorders is the concept behind abnormal psychology; a field also referred to as psychopathology. The topics, concerns, and dilemmas that are studied in this field are ones that surround us in our everyday lives. Due to this, it’s easy for authors and movie producers to incorporate many of these matters into their work. Movies and literary works often consist of psychological disorders from issues such as stress, anxiety, mood disorders and obsessions to eating disorders, schizophrenia and substance-related disorders....   [tags: Eating disorders, Bulimia nervosa]

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Dark Days Advanced Composition Little Women Close Reading

- Dark Days Advanced Composition Little Women Close Reading Passage: p. 151: from " Never had the sun risen so beautifully" until "watching the dazzling sight" Structure: 1. This passage is about being thankful for life. 2. This passage is about happiness and joy through weariness. 3. This passage is expressing joy in a new beginning, a fresh start. 4. The pain and weariness that Jo and Meg are experiencing are lifted. 5. This passage is about emotional release after a life and death situation....   [tags: Fatigue, Sleep deprivation, Sun, Irony]

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Courage in Little Women and Treasure Island

- The dictionary definition of courage is bravery or boldness. In the set texts of Little Women and Treasure Island, courage is defined through the interaction of the characters, the situation and their reactions to it. Thus, there are different aspects of courage explored throughout the texts resulting in either in physical or psychological pain or a mixture to the characters. In this essay, I will analysis the method that each author employs to inform the reader of courage, discuss some aspects of courage explored in the texts and look at how courage differs between the genders....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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An Extension Of Time From The Court

- Hi Keri, We received an extension of time from the court to file responsive pleadings to the Complaint October 19 and we will file an Answer and Affirmative Defenses on a timely basis. We had the opportunity to meet with Polly Hartman, the Executive Director, and Beth Sahuri, Director of Nursing, from Support Services. They provided us with documentation regarding the incident and Polly indicated that she will forward additional documents regarding Elise Wasson’s residency at the group home in the near future....   [tags: Pleading, Complaint, Chair]

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Social Justice And The Criminal Justice System

- This essay will be focusing on an article by Beth Richie and is going to explain what social justice is and how it is related to the criminal justice system. I will use examples to illustrate social justice drawing on Beth Richie’s example of women and substance abuse and discuss some of the theories used in her article and finally concluding whether social justice can be accomplished. Social justice is generally associated with the concept of equality and equal opportunities for everyone within a society, however, the meaning of social justice is actually much broader than this and tends to vary between different individuals depending on their experience of it (State, 2013)....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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The Social Issue: Divorce and Depression

- ... Depressed people often find displeasure in any activity, including interacting with their family and other people around their life. This is shown to have a long lasting effect on individuals’ sense of control with their environment. For this study it is valuable topic to explore because it is important to understand that the effects of divorce among adults are excluded to both individuals but also to the other people who are involved and in a family, the roles of the parents are very important....   [tags: society, violence, problem, commitment]

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My Personal Statement For My Life

- I was thinking about someone who always helped me a lot and made me to read books and write essays often. Someone that I can think of who taught me to read or write that I was grateful because I was learning a lot about read or write. Her name is Beth Williams and she was one who taught me a lot and made me improve my reading and writing skills. I love her as my old teacher in my school because she was always support me whatever I need help and make sure I stayed on my track to made it my goal to be successful for my future....   [tags: Education, Learning, Essay, School]

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Super Bacteria a Dangerous Killer

- “Maddy Reimer was just seven weeks old when she lost her battle with MRSA. She and her twin, Luke were born five years ago to parents Beth and Ken Reimer in suburban Chicago. Beth was especially happy to finally have a daughter and it certainly was “Pink World” in their house. Maddy and Luke were premies and spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit before sent home. One morning Beth Reimer went into the nursery to get Maddy up and she was blue and had trouble breathing, Beth had taken her to her GP the day before and the doctor said she had a cold....   [tags: Antibiotic Resistant, Modern Issues]

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Max 't Keep A Job

- Max couldn’t keep a job. His fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants attitude only took him so far before he was fired. Max and Hanna lived life on the edge of bankruptcy. So when the job offer from Madison, Wisconsin came through, Max tried to smooth-talk Hanna into moving out of state, presenting the move as if it was the best thing to happen since sliced bread. “Come on, Hanna. It’s a great opportunity. AND I’ll buy you that house I promised.” “Max, I don’t want to leave my friends. Besides, I’ve decorated this rental just like the fancy houses of your parents and their friends.” “Hanna just look at the picture of this house in Wisconsin....   [tags: Snowball, Snowball fight, Snow, Mouse]

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