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Back in Time: The Devon Winter Carnival

- The crisp New Hampshire air chilled the private school students with its sickly cold fingers as it would rage by with a fury that would disappear as soon as it came. The grey skies which hovered above stole away the sun so that the warring world around them seemed all the more dismal and depressing. Despite the hanging feeling of dread the weather and World War seemed to influence, the boys themselves were almost giddy with the merry thoughts that plagued their juvenile minds. It was almost the end of the day which would give way to a freezing night where most people would prefer to sleep or stay indoors; however, that was not the case with these merry men of the winter session as they hasti...   [tags: boy, plans, posion, snow, prize, christmas]

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Personal Writing: Devon

- Personal Writing: Devon I walked into the smoke filled coffee shop to meet Devon. Devon is 18 years old, a senior in high school. He likes art and is currently taking college art classes. I have only meet Devon once before, in the mall. He caught my eye because he was wearing a pink fuzzy sweater, a pair of army pants, and a pair of combat boots. I looked for Devon at the coffee shop but he wasn't there. I was 20 minutes early so I took a seat next to a small round table. The only thing on the table was an ashtray....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Causes of Population and Employment Growth Devon

- The Causes of Population and Employment Growth Devon The county of Devon in the S.W of England has seen the effects of counterubanisation (the de-centralisation of people and economic activities from urban areas to rural areas). The county was amongst the big gainers of population from 1981-1991. Devon grew between 7 and 10.4%, which is above Britain, -0.8 to 2.3%. The cause of population and employment growth in Devon can be explained by three main causes. Firstly, technological advancements in transport and communication....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Fighting the Storm, Receiving a Rainbow

- Peace is the antonym to war, an oxymoron, two terms rarely used in conjunction with one another. Throughout John Knowles’s, A Separate Peace, peace and war cross paths in many occasions. During the primary years of World War II, the students at Devon School went through much pain and distress but also built stronger friendships and harmony during their high school career. And just as the world works through the kinks and unoiled gears of life, the students dealt with the agony. They might not have all made it out alive, but they all learned something from it and became stronger through the experience....   [tags: Peace, Devon, WWII]

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Black Women : Black Woman, Hatred, And Anger, By Devon W. Carbado

- The way humans look externally and feel internally has been a barrier and the kernel to many of America’s social conflicts. Audre Lorde’s essay, “Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and Anger,” attempts to answer why Black women feel contempt among one another. It resonates that Black women, in lieu of their hatred for each other, should replace it by bonding together because they share the same experiences of being women and Black. In the essay titled, “Colorblind Intersectionality,” penned by, Devon W....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Human skin color]

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Effects of the War on the Students of Devon in A Separate Peace

- Effects of the War on the Students of Devon "Looking back now across fifteen years, I could see with great clarity the fear I had lived in, which must mean that in the interval I had succeeded in a very important undertaking: I must have made my escape from it" ( Knowles 5). In this novel A Separate Peace, using these words, John Knowles reveals the fear that haunts the students at Devon and when they proceeded with all their training for the war they mature into adults. A Separate Peace shares the lives of students at Devon that are forced into an unknown world of fear, problems, and uncertainty as they head off to World War II in training to fight and represent their country...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of XTO Energy and Devon Energy Companies

- Comparison of XTO Energy and Devon Energy Companies Company Background XTO Energy Inc. is a premier domestic natural gas and oil producer engaged in the acquisition, exploitation and development of quality, long-lived gas and oil properties. The Company, whose predecessor companies were established in 1986, completed its initial public offering in May 1993. Its properties and activities are concentrated in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska and Louisiana....   [tags: Energy Business Companies Workforce Essays]

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Free College Essays - Devon as a Microcosm in Knowles' A Separate Peace

- Devon as a Microcosm to the Outside World in A Separate Peace Welcome to a small school called Devon during the summer of 1942. At the beginning of the second World War, Devon is a quiet place with close friends and great memories, until one event brings the entire school into itÕs own war. With the star athlete having his leg ÒaccidentallyÓ broken by his best friend, Devon turns against itself into a war zone where nobody is safe. It all began with a childish game of jumping out of a tree into a river, a test of guts and will....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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Analysis Of Oliver 's ' The Oliver ' S ' Get Out Up Out Of My House ! '

- “Get out. Get out of my house!” Mr. Cain told Oliver. “But, Dad—” Oliver said, trying to explain himself, but his father wouldn’t let him. “I don’t want to see you anymore,” Mr. Cain slurred, leaning on the couch. Oliver stepped back, tightening his grip on his bookbag. The teen glanced at the door, but he didn’t move any further. Mr. Cain fell as he tried to pick up one of the many empty beer bottles on the floor. Oliver moved towards his father with a hand stretched out but stopped when his father tossed a beer bottle at him....   [tags: Mother, Want, 2006 singles, Father]

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Social Workers Use A Biopsychosocialspiritual ( Bpss ) Assessment

- Social workers use a Biopsychosocialspiritual (BPSS) assessment in order to gain a holistic view of the client. Using a BPSS, the clinician can see the result of how each interaction is integrated, which can assist the clinician in identifying risk and protective factors. In this case, the following will show all of Devon’s strengths and what he will continue to need to either strengthen those protective factors or mitigate the risk. Biological Strengths and Needs Devon appears to have some relational skills despite his methodical annoyance towards his younger brother....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Family]

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Symbols in A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- The theme “rite of passage” was used in the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. This moving from innocence to adulthood was contained within three sets of interconnected symbols: summer and winter, the Devon and Naguamsett Rivers, and peace and war. These symbols served as a backdrop upon which the novel was developed. The loss if Gene Forrester’s innocence was examined through these motifs. The summer and winter sessions symbolized Gene’s loss of innocence. During the summer sessions, the boys of Devon were carefree and showed no respect for the rules, while the teachers put no effort into enforcing the rules....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of John Knowle's A Separate Peace, and William Golding's The Lord of the Flies

- Civilization versus savagery, order versus chaos, reason versus impulse, law versus anarchy, or simply good versus evil infinitely describe the dreadful encounters of humanity. Every battle, every political struggle, every account of internal strife embodies these conflicts. World War II demonstrates the key clash of good versus evil within society, being the most deadly, destructive and consequential war in history. After beginning in 1939, the war raged for six more years. The war’s estimated fatalities reach as high as 70 million, opening everyone’s eyes....   [tags: Compare&Contrast, Human Nature]

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My Interesting Group Of The Spring Semester

- My Interesting Group On January 14th, 2016, the first day of the spring semester, we met with our new groups to discuss our hobbies, achievements, and goals. I have three guys in my group, who made it interesting to learn about them. The three people in my group are Chris, Devon, and Duncan. The first person in my group is Chris. He has many hobbies, achievements, and goals. One of his hobbies is that he likes to play the guitar. He enjoys playing the acoustic guitar and playing acoustic songs....   [tags: High school, Learning, Game, Role-playing game]

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A Seperate Peace

- Devon is a safe haven away from the rest of the world. A war is going on, but at Devon the boys are playing around a river and creating new games like blitzball and not worrying about the problems boys only a few years older than them are facing. Devon is at peace, separate from the fighting and loss many people in the world are facing while Finny, Gene, and other boys are forming a special club just for their group of friends. At Devon the boys know about the war and even have people coming to get them to enlist, but still the war does not hit home....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Breakdown of Civilization

- Civilization versus savagery, order versus chaos, reason versus impulse, law versus anarchy, or simply good versus evil infinitely describe the dreadful encounters of humanity. Every battle, every political struggle, every account of internal strife embodies these conflicts. World War II demonstrates the key clash of good versus evil within society, being the most deadly, destructive and consequential war in history. After beginning in 1939, the war raged for six more years. The war’s estimated fatalities reach as high as 70 million, opening everyone’s eyes....   [tags: A Separate Peace, The Lord of the Flies]

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A Separate Peace: Nature of Man

- A Separate Peace: Nature of Man The greatest battles of humanity are often not merely a clash of arms, but a quiet, vast conflict in the human heart. Similarly, actions in the world are thoughts made into reality, and feelings turned into motion. It is terrible to realize that war in all its evils is often a pure expression of something sinister within. A Separate Peace by John Knowles intimately explores the depths within humanity to uncover the essence of human nature. The novel is focuses on the solitary and intelligent narrator Gene Forester and his best friend, the athletic Phineas, or Finny....   [tags: Literature]

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The NASA Haughton-Mars Project.

- The NASA Haughton-Mars Project. A thousand miles or so from the Earth's North pole lies our planet's largest uninhabited island, Devon Island. Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on Earth, with a surface area of approximately 66,800 km2. Its geology presents two major provinces: a thick (presently ~ 1.3 km) subhorizontal sequence of Paleozoic (Cambrian to Devonian) marine sedimentary rocks dominated by carbonates (dolomite and limestone) forming part of the Arctic Platform; and a Precambrian crystalline (gneissic) basement lying unconformably under the stack of marine sediments, forming part of the Canadian Shield....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Boys Of Baraka '

- Family Instability in The Boys of Baraka The Boys of Baraka is an inspiring documentary that follows the lives of four African-American twelve and thirteen-year-old boys from the “projects” of Baltimore, Maryland. It is a neighborhood swarming with crime and poverty, but even in the middle of such hardships and against all odds, these four boys have hopes and dreams that can be materialized eventually. Aspiring for more than what Baltimore and its educational system can offer, which based on Anyon study is a working-class school, due to the way in which work is performed (197), they are presented with an opportunity of a lifetime....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Family]

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Leadership Style For The Team As The Whole Organization

- Leadership style has been an intriguing topic discussing how we can bring out the best of performance for the team as the whole organization. The importance of leadership is emphasized and based on the fact that a person who has ability to enhance the effectiveness of the team beyond completed tasks of a group. There is one leadership style that concentrates playing significant role in motivating members. Consequently, working environment will be created by the effort of the leaders, who help to make the work more interesting....   [tags: Management, Leadership]

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Separate Peace Essay: Influence of the War on Characters

- Influence of the War on Characters Historical events can play an important role in a person's life. In A Separate Peace, the whole atmosphere at the Devon School changed as World War II progressed. The boys either eagerly awaited the draft, enlisted in the area of war they wanted, or did not want to go at all. The students at the school created new activities for enjoyment since the customary past times could not be played due to a lack of materials. When a friend "returns" from the war, the boys at Devon got a real sense of what the war was like....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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The Metaphor of Innocence Depicted in John Knowles A Separate Peace

- In A Separate Peace, author John Knowles uses the peace of summer and the war of winter as a metaphor of innocence. Several characters in this novel undergo changes, both positive and negative, as a result of the shift from a peaceful summer session at the Devon School, to the reality of World War II. While some characters embrace their evolution through the loss of innocence, others are at war with themselves to maintain their naïveté. By contrasting the states of war and peace in A Separate Peace, John Knowles suggests that if one does not evolve through the loss of innocence, he cannot survive the trials of life....   [tags: A Separate Peace]

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Free College Essays - Influence of War in Knowles' Separate Peace

- Influence of War as Shown in A Separate Peace Historical events can play an important role in a person’s life. In A Separate Peace, the whole atmosphere at the Devon School changed as World War II progressed. The boys either eagerly awaited draft, enlisted in the area of war they wanted, or did not want to go at all. The students at the school created new activities for enjoyment since the customary past times could not be played due to a lack of materials....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Analysis of Film Lawn Dogs

- Analysis of Film Lawn Dogs The first thing we notice in the beginning of the film is that it is dawn, and it is set in the suburbs. We are introduced to a small, middle class village, where there are large houses with huge lawns being watered with sprinklers. The lawns are neatly cut, to add emphasis to the middle class neighbourhood and that the people living there are quite wealthy, there is even a sense that the neighbours are in competition with each other and are constantly trying to out-do eachother....   [tags: Papers]

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Is Sophia 's Feeling Of Inadequacy As A Parent?

- There are multiple factors involved in the case of Sophia. While I believe that the some members of the family would benefit from family counseling, I would definitely provide services to Sophia because she may be able to benefit from it most, thereby improving some of the relationship issues that are present in her family at the moment. One of the first things that should be addressed is Sophia’s feeling of inadequacy as a parent. She views herself as a failure for things that have happened in the past....   [tags: Family, Psychology]

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The Book After By Amy Efaw

- The book After was written by Amy Efaw. The story line was intended for young adult readers in grades seven and up. A typical 7th grader is around thirteen years old. Around this age is typical for girls to be having their menstrual cycle. At this time it is also possible for these girls to become pregnant if they are sexually active. Nearly 48 percent of teen have had sex by the age of 17 (American). Parents should talk with their teens about sex, preventive measure for pregnancy and STDs. Sexual activity is a part of life some may believe it is something that you should wait to do until you’re married....   [tags: Pregnancy, Human sexual behavior]

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A Separate Peace Friendship Analysis

- The Barrier of Friendship     In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, two boys named Gene and Finny attend a New England boarding school, the Devon School, where they learn to overcome challenging obstacles and make life-changing decisions as they come of age. The boys live in a microcosm of World War II, with loyalty and deception being major elements of Devon. Gene is an introverted, hard working intellectual and his friend, Phineas, is an outgoing, daring athlete. When jealousy and competition start to come into play, tensions begin to rise....   [tags: World War II, John Knowles, A Separate Peace]

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Women and Heart Disease

- Introduction The topic I will explore is heart disease in women. The question, what do healthcare providers need to know about cardiovascular disease in women and how their symptoms and presentation differ from men will be discussed. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and men in the Western world. Nearly 1 million cardiovascular related deaths a year are women. Many women’s risk factors go unrecognized and untreated by their primary care physician (Pregler et al., 2009)....   [tags: Health]

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Separate Peace Essay: Self-Examination in A Separate Peace

- Self-Examination A Separate Peace opens as Gene Forrester returns to Devon School, a New England prep school, about fifteen years after he was in attendance there. World War II had just begun then and he remembers the Summer Suicide Society--an organization founded by his best friend, Finny, which devotes itself to initiating members by having them jump from the tree into the river. Gene and Finny always had to take the first jump from the tree. As time goes on, Gene begins to resent Finny because of his athletic talents and on one occasion, he jounces the limb so that Finny will fall....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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Summary of A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Summary of A Separate Peace by John Knowles As the novel opens, Gene Forrester returns to Devon, the New Hampshire boarding school he attended during World War II. Gene has not seen Devon for 15 years, and so he notices the ways in which the school has changed since he was a student there. Strangely, the school seems newer, but perhaps, he thinks, the buildings are just better taken care of now that the war is over. Gene walks through the campus on a bleak, rainy November afternoon, revisiting the buildings and fields he remembers—and especially two places he recalls as “fearful sites.” At the First Academic Building, he enters the foyer to look closely at the white marble steps....   [tags: A Separate Peace John Knowles Literature Essays]

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Leper Lepelliers Functions As A Minor Character

- Upon returning to his school fifteen years after graduating, Gene Forrester, recalled his days at the Devon School in a surreal sense. In his own words, “In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought, I had always felt that the Devon School came into existence the day I entered it, was vibrantly real while I was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left.” Helping embellish this reality were his friends, including Leper Lepellier, who appeared in only five scenes in A Separate Peace....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Friendship in Knowles' A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace - Friendship   We have all experienced friendship in our lives; some of these bonds were lasting and others were not.  A Separate Peace is a book that deals with the friendship of high school boys. These boys attend an all-boy’s school called Devon School.  It is said that: "Devon is sometimes considered the most beautiful school in New England."  "Devon was both scholarly and very athletic."  Devon is where Gene Forrester, Phineas (Finny) and Elwin (Leper) Lepellier attend school.  Author John Knowles sets the story during World War II.  This time period makes the boys have to think about which branch of the military they want to enlist in....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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The Scarlett Ibis by James Hurst and A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Some people in society are judgmental toward people who belong to a minority. This unwanted prejudice and unfair treatment is, for many affected people, impossible to fully escape. In The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst and A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene and Doodle are able to detach themselves from society’s cruel interpretation of unique individuals. Doodle, crippled from birth, retreats to Old Woman Swamp. The secluded swamp is the only place he and his brother can forget the rest of society and view each other as equals, but ends up leading to Doodle’s death....   [tags: mocking prejudice]

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Destruction Caused by Fear in Lord of the Flies and a Separate Peace

- Have you ever been so afraid for your life that you would do anything to save it. Or been so scared of something you felt like you became a different person afterwards because of the experience. Well, the characters of Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace all have encountered these experiences and their lives have changed forever because of the destruction caused by fear. Lord of the Flies is set during the time of World War 2 and is about a group of 7-12 year old boys who are hopelessly stranded on an uncharted island after a devastating plane crash leaving them completely without adult supervision....   [tags: innocence, nature, fear]

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Perception of Others in A Separate Peave by John Knowles

- “Only Phineas never was afraid, only Phineas never hated anyone. Other people experienced this fearful shock somewhere, this sighting of the enemy, and so began an obsessive labor of defense, began to parry the menace they saw facing them by developing a particular frame of mind.”(Knowles 204) John Knowles, the author of A Separate Peace states this quote to explore how some people develop defense mechanisms in order to protect themselves from any harm they may endure. Gene, the novel’s protagonist feels as though his best friend Phineas is somehow out to get him....   [tags: Friendship, Teenagers, Boys]

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A Critical Analysis of Crime and Social Harm

- Aristotle (350 B.C.E) quoted in Jowett (2009) states that: “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Great Philosophers such as Aristotle helped to set the foundation of what we today define as ‘crime’ showing that even in 350 B.C.E the definitions of ‘crime’ came from what was fist defined as ‘poverty’. One of the most common definition of ‘crime’ comes from the Labour Government (2007) quoted in Muncie, Talbot and Walters (2010) “Labour Governments ‘Respect’ website 2007 Crime is doing something forbidden by law....   [tags: crime, poverty, committed]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- The quote, “Ignorance is bliss,” by Thomas Gray is a seemingly adequate description of the lives of Gene, Finny, and Leper until they are all roughly jolted out of their fantasy world and brought back to reality. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles does an acceptable job of showing how disillusionment can greatly impact and, thus, change the lives of people. The book showcases the cycle of disillusionment and the ramifications it implies. Throughout the book, we see Gene, Leper, and Finny’s views on the world change....   [tags: Impact of Disillusionment]

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A Separate Piece, By John Knowles

- In John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Piece, the main Character, Gene Forrester, has to learn to become friends with his hazardous roommate, Phineas, at his school, Devon, in New Hampshire. The novel is affected by a number of changes, however the largest and most significant change is the change in seasons. In Thomas C. Foster’s novel, How to read literature like a Professor, chapter twenty explains the significance of the seasons. Foster states that, “Summer [symbolizes] adulthood and romance and fulfillment and passion,” while, “ winter [symbolizes] old age and resentment and death.” John Knowles’ book A Separate Peace, all aspects of Summer, Fall, and Winter are excellently represented as...   [tags: Season, Autumn, A Separate Peace, Winter]

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A separate piece

- A. Title and Author - A Separate Peace by John Knowles B. Story Setting - The story starts off at the Devon school, which is a prep school in New England at 1958. But the rest of the story takes place through a flashback of his days when he was a student at Devon during 1943. C. Main Characters - Gene Forrester - Gene is the narrator of the novel and appears at two different time periods: as a middle-aged man re-visiting Devon fifteen years after being a student there, and, for the majority of the novel, as a sixteen and seventeen-year-old student during World War II....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Analysis of A Separate Peace by John Knowles Telgen states John Knowles was born on 16 September 1926, in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the age of fifteen, Knowles attended New Hampshire's prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy. The Devon school, where most of the actions of A Separate Peace take place, is based on Phillips Exeter. After graduating from Exeter, Knowles entered Yale University for the 1944 fall term before going into the U.S. Army Air Force. After being discharged from service, he returned to Yale and continued his studies....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Analysis]

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A Seperate Peace, by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace was written by active author John Knowles from his real experiences and personal struggles. Knowles attended Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive New Hampshire prep school, for two summer sessions in 1943 and 1944. This book vaguely outlines his experiences at Exeter with himself as the main character but under the name of Gene Forrester. Knowles' novel tells the somber story of a young man's struggle to escape from himself and his world; to achieve a special and separate peace....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free College Essays - Ideal Distraction in Knowles' A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace   Ideal Distraction A Separate Peace        “It wasn’t the cider which made me surpass myself, it was this liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943, the escape we had concocted, this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and a separate peace,” (128) reflects Gene Forrester after his carefree outing at the winter carnival. John Knowles in a Separate Peace uses an unusual plot to give the reader an illusionary sense of peace and security, found only at Devon, during a time of great war, through isolating specific idealistic moments from the sin and evil that encompasses them....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays]

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A Separate Peace

- Sitting in my third grade classroom we chattered anxiously, waiting for the spelling quizzes to be passed back. My teacher placed them all facing down on our desks, a rather pointless effort when she was already aware that at any moment the room would burst into havoc with yells of "what did you get?", shouting numbers back and forth, and of course superior comments from the students proud of their marks. I quickly flipped mine over and grinned at the 8/10 scrawled in red marker near the top of the page....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Seperate Peace

- The book, A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles, can be related to adolescence in several ways. The attendants of this school face many new experiences during the course of their stay, many of which occur in their last year. This is where the book picks up. The book takes place at the Devon School, in the summer session of 1942. Throughout this book, the children are constantly fighting and fearing adulthood and their future. The pressure to be successful and layout a plan for the future is always upon students in school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Separate Peace

- The quote, “Ignorance is bliss,” by Thomas Gray is a seemingly adequate description of the lives of Gene, Finny, and Leper until they are all roughly jolted out of their fantasy world and brought back to reality. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles does an acceptable job of showing how disillusionment can greatly impact and, thus, change the lives of people. The book showcases the cycle of disillusionment and the ramifications it implies. Throughout the book, we see Gene, Leper, and Finny’s views on the world change....   [tags: John Knowles, Literary Analysis]

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REFLECTING on the REACTION in Agatha Christie's Murder Mysteries

- After reading Agatha Christies And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express and a rigorous analysis of critical reviews, biographies, and informational sites critics have come to the conclusion that many people react and reflect on things that happen in their lives. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected is expressed in many of Agatha Christie’s novels. Agatha Christie a well known author experienced many issues in her life. In results of this they have been reflected and have also showed reaction in many of her works....   [tags: Literature]

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Gene And Phineas In Sophocles's A Separate Peace

- In John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace, Gene and Phineas strive to find their true selves which is normal for teenagers. The Greek poet and playwright Sophocles suggest that humans never reach a full realization of who they are as individuals until they find another human being with whom the person can share themselves with. This story starts with Gene as an adult reflecting on how he no longer considers places at Devon fearful anymore. Over the course of Gene and Phineas’ friendship, Gene accumulates guilt and jealousy which fabricates fearful places....   [tags: A Separate Peace, Jealousy, Anxiety, John Knowles]

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Personal Statement : ' Numb Faces '

- Numb Faces “OH MY GOD, WHY ME. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE ME” WHEN BROKEN GLASS HIT MY FACE and WOKE UP IN A WRECKED CAR. The car was not the same that I had earlier that night it looked totally different, everything is a mess I can’t let myself out the car the door was stuck. I felt disoriented my body was shaking, tears washing my face I can’t think straight I made the biggest mistake of my life. I want to cry out loud, but I do not have the guts to do it all I felt is shame so I mumbled “what just happened, what I have done, what’s got into me”....   [tags: Tram accident, English-language films, Coming out]

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A Separate Peace By John Knowles

- The legend of the Fountain of Youth says that anyone who should drink from or bathe in the waters of the fountain will have their youth restored. The legend has endured for thousands of years; one of the first accounts of its existence is in the writings of a Greek historian named Herodotus from 5 BCE. People have always lusted after youth and innocence, and often they lust in vain. In contrast, author Joe Hill claimed in one of his novels, “Innocence ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, you know....   [tags: World War II, A Separate Peace, Evolution, War]

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A Separate Peace Book Analysis

- In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene, Finny, and Leper fear recognizing their own flaws and learning about the harsh realities of a world at war because it affects their decision making causing them to make poor decisions, such as severely hurting one another, more frequently. Fear surrounds Gene during his time at the Devon school, affecting how he feels towards others as well as how well he trusts others. The fear isolates Gene from his friends and makes him, both, become weary of the evils around him as well as make him see other irrelevant evils....   [tags: fear, john knowles, finny]

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A Separate Peace Plot Summary

- Separate Peace Plot Summary Gene the main character returns to his boarding school, Devon, fifteen years after he graduated. First he visits a flight of marble stairs, then he visits a tree by the river which brings back memories of his time at the school. Gene continues to tell of this time, tells that he was 16 living with his good friend Phineas. It is in the early 1940’s so World War II is a big topic in the story. Gene and Finny are close friends even though their personalities are extremely different....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Causality, War]

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Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

- The current obesity epidemic has skyrocketed in the last couple of decades, and because of this obesity has become a norm. In 1997 the obesity rate for people twenty and older was 19.4% and then shot up to 28.9% in 2012. Obesity is a disorder in which a person has excess body fat, causing further health risks such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt editor-in-chief for two multivolume Macmillan encyclopedias mentions, “Obesity can severely interfere with one 's daily functions, and it is associated with increased risk of illness, disability, and even death.” According to Carson-DeWitt, being overweight can cause obesity and many other health risks....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Food]

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A Separate Peace - Symbolism

- In John Knowle’s A Separate Peace, symbols are used to develop and advance the themes of the novel. One theme is the lack of an awareness of the real world among the students who attend the Devon Academy. The war is a symbol of the "real world", from which the boys exclude themselves. It is as if the boys are in their own little world or bubble secluded from the outside world and everyone else. Along with their friends, Gene and Finny play games and joke about the war instead of taking it seriously and preparing for it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John Knowles' A Separate Peace

- John Knowles' "A Separate Peace"       Gene, returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, where he was a student with his friend Phineas 15 years ago, just as World War II began. The book goes back 15 years, to Gene's days with Phineas. On their first chance to jump off a huge tree into the river, Phineas, being the daredevil, goes first and Gene is the only one who follows. Gene is normally a conservative, conformist type person, but around Phineas, he consents to break the rules more often. Finny is an irregularity at Devon....   [tags: John Knowles Separate Peace Essays]

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Rivalry In A Separate Peace

- Every person feels rivalry or competition towards others at some point in their lives. This rivalry greatly affects our ability to understand others, and this eventually results in paranoia and hostility. It is a part of human nature, that people coldly drive ahead for their gain alone. Man's inhumanity towards man is a way for people to protect themselves from having pain inflicted on them by others, and achieving their goals and desires without the interference of others. This concept of man's inhumanity to man is developed in A Separate Peace as the primary conflict in the novel centres on the main character, Gene, and his inner-battles with feelings of jealousy, paranoia, and inability...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Cat Walk

- “Oh my God. It is awfully dark!” screamed Britney as she tried to quickly make her way through the incinerator. She felt a brisk chill on the back of her neck as she heard her predator drawing closer and closer. Her body quickly stopped as she slammed into the catwalk railing. Her heart was pounding and her feet staggered as she pulled her body up the 50 foot catwalk. The stairway started to sway as the person following walked onto the steps. Britney kept running into cold metal as the catwalk twisted and turned around the building....   [tags: essays research papers]

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"A Separate Peace" Analysis

- Can one live in the illusion they create for themselves in an attempt to escape the realities of their life choices. The book, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, is a novel narrated by a character named Gene. In the novel Gene struggles with the memory of him causing his best friend Finny to fall from a tree. This fall ruins Finny athletic future, however Finny is unaware that Gene caused his fall. Throughout the story Gene struggles with whether or not he should confess to Finny. Although confessing to Finny would have deeply hurt him, Gene should have confessed because it would have cleared his conscious, it would have made Finny accept reality, and Finny would never have died....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Violence and Video Games

- Violent video games and violent adolescent behavior, is there a connection. Millions of violent video games are sold around the United States, millions more are sold overseas, but the numbers of violent crimes, that could be associated with violent video games is low. Assault, robbery, burglary, rape and murder occur daily. The drug industry accounts for the majority of these crimes. The cases not related to drugs, fall into a number of categories, including Psychological Disorders. Disorders that can cause violent behavior are psychotic or anti-social behavior, depression, schizophrenia, delusion, disassociation, and any others recognized by a Psychologist....   [tags: Gaming ]

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A Separate Peace

- A Separate Peace A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a complex novel that portrays war in many different forms. Gene Forrester was attending Devon School during World War II. This was a representation of different wars he was having within himself. Gene was feeling a kind of jealousy toward his friend Finny. He also felt like Finny was trying to sabotage him with relation to his schoolwork. Lastly Gene felt guilt, guilt from what was described by him as a “blind impulse” and also from having the truth revealed to him resulting in a fatal accident....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power

- John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" and Struggle for Power John Knowles' A Separate Peace depicts many examples of how power is used. In A Separate Peace, two opposing characters struggle for their own separate might. Gene Forrester, the reserved narrator, is weakened by his struggle for power. While, Phineas was inspired by his own power within. The novel conveys how peace can weaken or inspire during a mental war.       Phineas, a natural rebel, is known as the best athlete in school. For example, he and three others come to look at a tree, which is considered among the Upper Middler students at Devon an impossibility....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace Power Essays]

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Knowles' Separate Peace Essays: Enemies of the Heart

- Enemies of the Heart in A Separate Peace Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. "I never killed anybody," Gene had commented later in his adulthood, "And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy....   [tags: Separate Peace Essays]

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A Separate Peace

- Most stories’ titles give readers some insight of what the story will be about. This important concept is seen in the novel, A Separate Peace, written by John Knowles. In general the setting is its own separate peace. There are also specific examples of when characters in the novel try to create their own separate peace. The winter carnival is a good example, which shows the students at the Devon School creating their own separate peace. After being severely maimed, Finny enters his own state of mind, where there is no war occurring....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace by John Knowles A Separate Peace was written by John Knowles in 1959 when he was 33. it is ser in a New Hampshire prep school during WWII. A few teens at this school are greatly affected by the war. Many adults are asking them to join the armed forces. Gene, the main character, trains with his once athletic star friend, Finny, for the Olympics. Although against the war many people request that he join. His other friend, Leper, joins and receives a Section 8 discharge for being considered "mentally unstable." Even though against the war, many of the boys do join the troops just to avoid being drafted to the front lines....   [tags: Knowles Separate Peace]

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Two Fearful Sites

- People must always move forward in life, however, this does not mean that past events do not influence a person's future actions. John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace, highlights the essence of human character. Gene Forrester must come to terms with his dark side when he recalls his past actions. Hoping to accomplish this, Gene returns to Devon after 15 years to confront "two fearful sites" in order to gain a better understanding of himself and, hopefully, move on. The first fearful site, a tree, which in his childhood, Gene had perceived as "a huge lone spike dominating the riverbank"....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Loss of Innocence

- In A Separate Peace, John Knowles carries the theme of the inevitable loss of innocence throughout the entire novel. Several characters in the novel sustain both positive and negative changes, resulting from the change of the peaceful summer sessions at Devon to the reality of World War II. While some characters embrace their development through their loss of innocence, others are at war with themselves trying to preserve that innocence. Knowles foreshadows the boys’ loss of innocence through the war, and their constant jumps from the tree....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Knowles]

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Seperate Peace Summary

- A Separate Peace Gene Forrester is a quiet, intellectual student at Devon School in New Hampshire. During the Summer Session of 1942, he becomes close friends with his daredevil roommate Finny, who has a talent for getting away with mischief through his sincere, disarming charisma. Finny prods Gene into making a dangerous jump out of a tree into a river, and the two start a secret society based on this ritual. Gene envies Finny's astonishing athletic abilities, and he begins to suspect that Finny envies his superior academic achievements and has been taking steps to distract him from his studies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A War Ridden Childhood: Analysis Comparing Lord of the Flies by William Golding and a Separate Peace by John Knowles

- Beyond one’s personal world, there is a bigger world open to everyone. Because of how open the world is, humans are exposed to events outside of their own surroundings so much that one is bound to become influenced by these events and even begin to revolve their own thinking around the main outside influence. Lord of the Flies is about a group of young English schoolboys who all get plane wrecked on an uninhabited island and have to survive on their own until rescued. Within Lord of the Flies by William Golding, several hints of war and symbols of war are dropped periodically throughout the time that the Ralph and the boys are stuck on the island....   [tags: war, symbol, world, evil]

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The Unofficial Autobiography: The Relationship of the Life of John Knowles and “A Separate Peace”

- Throughout time, famous authors have written even more famous books based on their own experiences. Nearly any book can be traced to an event in the author’s life. Whether they do it intentionally or not, these book are basically unofficial autobiographies. While they should not be taken as fact, a reader can come to understand the life of the author, and better understand their work. One famous author, C.S. Lewis, created a beautiful allegory in “The Chronicles of Narnia.” C.S. Lewis was a Christian and Aslan, the main character in the books, was a savior to the world....   [tags: literature, famous authors]

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Finny as Symbolic of Jesus in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

- In the novel A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, Gene and Finny have boarding school experiences during World War II. Finny helps Gene mature throughout the story. Finny is an archetypal Jesus because of he preaches his ideas to his peers, his death is similar to Jesus’s, and his charismatic personality. One reason Finny is an archetypal Jesus is because Finny preaches his ideas to his peers. For example, Finny invents a game called blitzball after being disappointed by other sports. “Blitzball was the surprise of the summer....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, religious symbolism,]

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The British Of England During The Period Between 1300 And 1660

- In the period between 1300 and 1660, life in England fluctuated between flourishing and devastating due to periodic warfare. Prosperous times in Parliament oftentimes were stamped out by the loss of money caused by war, and debt clouded the crown in times of armed conflict. The English community became shaped around combat, and men were expected to be trained warriors. Because of the erratic warfare in England during this time period, government, economy, and society were affected in equally fluctuating ways....   [tags: Charles I of England, England, Thirty Years' War]

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Coming of Age in A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- A Separate Peace “Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed” -Friedrich Nietzsche. A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a coming of age and tragedy novel. In this book, John Knowles shows us the lives of teenage boys during World War II. They boys may seem alright with their cheerful attitudes, but the raging war is still on their minds. They are wondering what it would be like to become a war hero, how everyone would respect them or if the war isn’t as great as it seems....   [tags: war, illusion, tragedy]

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Personal Experiences Reflected in John Knowle´s A Separate Peace

- Influences of John Knowles What is an author’s muse. A muse can be influences from historical events, life events, or ideals. A Separate Peace written by John Knowles is a book written from his experiences and current events. He took these experiences and transferred them to his novel. Today many people appreciate his novel and its influences. John Knowles’ boarding school at Exeter, his life and experiences during World War II, and the characters’ guilt influenced his great work, A Separate Peace....   [tags: World War II, Teenager, High school]

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Friendship in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

- Friendship is one of the most important relationships that people form in all of their lives. Children build bonds when they are young and use those skills to continue fulfilling friendships for the rest of their lives. Throughout A Separate Peace, John Knowles displays the good things about close friendships but also the hardships that often occur. Gene and Finny are two boys that attend Devon school. Which is a school that closely reflects the one that Knowles attended while he was growing up....   [tags: Separate Peace, John Knowles, Friendship, ]

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Allusion and Imagery in Sylvia Plath Literature

- Depression and pain leads to suicide. Sylvia Plath, a modern poet, was a master of allusion and imagery. Plath dedicated her life to poetry. It is heartbreaking that we lost a talented soul at such a young age but her work will live for eternity. Sylvia Plath was born October 27th 1932 to Otto and Aurelia Plath. She was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Otto, emigrated from Germany at the age of 15 and soon became a professor at Boston University. Aurelia, Plath’s mother, was also a teacher but she gave that life up once Sylvia was born....   [tags: depression, suicide, ancient fears, women]

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Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

- Agatha Christie the Queen of Mysteries Novels and author of And Then There Were None, used both types of conflicts and irony to teach the theme that justice will be served. Christie became the first grandmaster recognized by the Mystery Writers of America. Born as Agatha Christie May Clarissa Miller in Devon of England. Agatha was born September 15, 1890. She was raised in a seaside town in Devon called Torquay. Christie was the youngest of the family and was most likely alone a lot. Because of her loneliness she was very imaginative by creating playmates that to only her was real as people (“Christie, Agatha”, 176; Stade and Karbiener, 76)....   [tags: mysteries novels, conflicts, irony]

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Racial Profiling And Its Impact On Society

- Have you ever been discriminated because of the race you are. Are you considered suspicious to the cops because of your race. Many people are oblivious to the fact that everyday a black person is being discriminated because of racist policemen. In general, today 's society treats blacks poorly and assumes that they are violent and always up to no good. It is not fair to them for not getting the same advantage in education as us because they don 't look like us. You can 't judge a person’s character by their race....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Race]

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Personal Statement : ' Numb Faces '

- Numb Faces “Oh God why me. Why does have to me” when broken glass hit my face and woke up in wrecked car. The car was not the same that I had earlier that night it looked totally different, everything is a mess I can let myself out I had push the door hard. I felt numb my body was shaking tears washing my face I can’t think straight I made the biggest mistake of my life. I want cry out loud but I do not have the guts to do it all I felt is shame so I mumbled “what had just happened, what I have done, what’s got in to me”....   [tags: Automobile, Wheel, Driving, Xenomania]

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A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

- War and peace exist in more ways than large military conflicts, occurring between ideas and between people. Themes often explored in literature, war and peace, can be represented simply as personal conflicts, such as those between close friends. John Knowles’ A Separate Peace deals with the issue of war and peace by showing Peace, personified by Phineas, to be happy, naïve and confident, and War, personified by Gene, to be tortured, malicious and insecure, and that resolution to the conflict between them comes only from an understanding of the world around them....   [tags: War and Peace Personification]

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A Book by Any Other Name

- They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but that is actually one of the first things we’re supposed to notice. If the cover doesn’t have an intriguing title and captivating cover then it is unofficially deemed unworthy of reading right away. People don’t want to read the back of every book they read, so in order to make the selection process quicker they judge the title and cover image first. I feel like John Knowles book, A Separate Peace, has both a decent cover and title; however, I think the cover could have been a little better in certain areas....   [tags: cover, title, boosk, properties]

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John Knowles 's A Separate Peace

- War and Rivalry in “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles John Knowles, the author of “A Separate Peace” novel, was born in 1926 in West Virginia, Fairmont to be specific. The book was first published in 1960. Though it was Knowles’ first book, surprisingly the novel won great awards and hence lots of audience in the United States of America. The story is centered on a teenager named Devon, schooling at Phillips Exeter Academy. He writes: “But, of course, fifteen years before there had been a war going on....   [tags: World War II, War, Phillips Exeter Academy]

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My : My Favorite People Ever

- My favorite people ever My mom has to be best person in my life. Like I 'm so thankful for God to have had blessed me with a mother like her. Even though me and her argue a lot due to fact we are the same person. She is still the best. The simple fact that she is very intelligent and challenges me to reach my fullest potential in everything I do. By making me read every day, work every day, and never spoiling me not one bit. She taught me and still is today that the hard work you put in now, you will be awarded later on in life....   [tags: Family, English-language films, My Big Brother]

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