Bad Times Essays

  • Screen Time Is Bad Essay

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    are many reasons why screen time is harmful. Many people believe that screen time is helpful towards children and have many positive outcomes. However, I believe screen time harms children in many ways because it can negatively affect a person’s health, children to have trouble reading emotions, and can impact human connection. While there are positive outcomes for screen time, there are also many negative effects. One effect of screen time is how screen time can affect a person’s health

  • Kathleen Norris' Dakota

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    example of a small Dakota town, the old families ingrained in local society who act as somewhat of a censorship committee, silently fixing the past's blunders and bad dreams so not to discourage themselves or the younger generation: A good story is one that isn't demanding, that proceeds from A to B, and above all doesn't remind us of the bad times, the cardboard patches we used to wear in our shoes, the failed farms, the way people you love just up and die. It tells us instead that hard work and perseverance

  • Blindness and Sight in Oedipus the King - Lack of Vision

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    he met Laius. He ended up killing Laius. He continued on, answered a riddle of the evil Sphinx, and ended up king of Thebes. With this kingdom, Oedipus married Jocasta. He had lived out the prophecy without even knowing he had. Thebes fell onto bad times, and a prophet put the blame on a polluter of the lands. Oedipus called on Teiresias, and Teiresias informed him that the polluter was the King. As Oedipus searched further and further, he discovered that he was the polluter and that the prophecy

  • Paul Monette's Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

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    Paul Monette in his autobiography, “Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir” wants to make the younger generation aware of all the mistakes, suffering and deaths his generation went through fighting with AIDS, as he is convinced that it might help the new generation survive. He wrote his life story in 1988, soon after he was diagnosed with HIV and two years after his partner and close friend Roger Horwitz died of AIDS. Disease split his time into the life before and the life now and it will inevitably take

  • Essay on Relationships in Antony and Cleopatra

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    of the Aesthetic school of critics says of Cleopatra that she is "a metaphysical, not moral, good--a good of totality. She is good in the same large way one might say life is good, or the universe is good, not because it contains no suffering or bad times, but because from restropect even these experiences are worth having. Her perfection flowers from totality, not exclusion." You end up liking Cleopatra in this play because she is so robust and sensual and unpredicable and capable of so many strong

  • Abraham Lincoln as a Dangerous Speaker

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    speaks of people such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon and then asks, "Is it unreasonable to expect , that some man possessed of the loftiest genius, coupled with ambition sufficient to push it to its utmost stretch, will at some time, spring up among us?" (Grafton, page 7). In this, he shares his fear that some man with great ambition and power could exist in this country who is not satisfied with just the power of the presidency and strive for more than that. I believe that Lincoln

  • Our Town - An Essay On Theme Of The Play

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    The theme of the play has to do with the way that life is an endless cycle. You're born, you have some happy times, you have some bad times, and then you die. As the years pass by, everything seems to change. But all in all there is little change. The sun always rises in the early morning, and sets in the evening. The seasons always rotate like they always have. The birds are always chirping. And there is always somebody that has life a little bit worse than your own. In act one when the stage manager

  • It is Important to have Knowledge of History

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    deal with situations. this allows us to take preventative measures. There was a time when mankind was always at war with each other. Everyone was fighting to take each others land, food, and technology. Since then the United Nations have been created to prevent such types of pointless wars and now there are police which enforce the law and a government in which power lies in the people. There have been many bad times for humans in all parts of the world throughout history. There have been big and

  • T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland

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    T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland Cooperation is the key to human survival, and over time humans have been known to group together to survive. This strategy has allowed humans to develop massive cities and countries of immense power. Without the natural instinct to cling to one another, humans would not be as advanced as they are today, and may not have even made it out of the caves. Many authors display our natural instinct to cooperate in their works, allowing the characters to become more real to

  • Mercy Killing - Of Mice And Me

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    While spending time on the farm George and Lennie meet some friendly characters, but because of some accidental deaths their dreams drift away. Foreshadowing may create a literary theme. Lennie is a massive and powerful man, but is dull-witted, George on the other hand is scrawnier and not as mighty. Both are hearty individuals just trying to survive a tough life. After Lennie’s Aunt Clara passed away George took the responsibility of looking after Lennie. Through good and bad times George has

  • Characterization of Scully in Tim Winton’s The Riders

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    sheepish like a lamb unto the slaughter...". These changes which occur in the character of Scully fit into the structure and plot of The Riders. Before the disappearance of Jennifer, Scully was a ruggedly handsome optimist, content to wait out the bad times, yet after the trauma of loss and heartache, ... ... middle of paper ... ... is based around the idea that Scully is an emotional person, one who considers the needs of others. Scully follows Jennifer because of the baby. Yet he does not pursue

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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    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. The setting was in New England during the Civil War on the block where they lived. The other locations were at

  • Red Sorghum

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    bitterness, and bad times. Its starts with that voice, on a blank screen: “I will tell you the story of my grandpa and grandma…” In LOTF an older Indian man starts telling the story of “Tristan’s stormy birth” We then see the hero at a very young age, fighting a bear. In Red Sorghum instead of the expected old granny, we see a beautiful, twenty-something woman who, looks very attractive. When Nine arrives at the distillery and rallies all the men together to work, its comparable to the first time Susanna

  • Life in the 90s

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    Throughout the 1990’s there was a lot of good and bad times. Starting with the good things, I will begin my paper with 5 of the up-most important events in this period of time and then conclude with 4 of the down sides. Early in the 90’s was Desert Storm, which was a huge success. The 1991 bombing of Baghdad was a demonstration of smart, powerful weapons, planning ahead and military superiority. Having control in the air was a major goal of those who had planned out the attack. Starting attacks

  • Transgression In The Storm And We Real Cool

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    Calixta. For an example the line; ‘’ A bolt struck a tall chinaberry tree at the edge of the field. It filled all visible space with a blinding glare and the crash seemed to invade the very boards they stood upon.'' The color white was mentioned several times throughout the story. Usually white is associated with purity or chastity, in this story, it's the opposite. For an example, ‘' Calixta wears a "white sacque at the throat" which showcases "her white neck" and "her round, white throat and her whiter

  • Alexander's Bad Day: A Lesson For All

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    “I am having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” Alexander continuously reiterates throughout the classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The author, Judith Viorst, presents a particularly awful day in the life of a child named Alexander. The moment Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, he presumes that it is going to be a terrible day. The story continues with Alexander tripping on his skateboard, losing his best friend, and singing too loud

  • The Outcasts Of Poker Flat Analysis

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    The person who has done both good and bad things in their life is the person everyone struggles to categorize as truly good or truly evil. They have displayed two opposite sides of themselves; Therefore,deciding if they are truly good or truly evil is impossible. There is a word for this these people,morally ambiguous. The idea of people being morally ambiguous is now a popular idea among authors. The authors are now making their characters morally ambiguous to be more relatable to real people in

  • Let Kids Be Kids Research Paper

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    Let Kids Be Kids “A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves." (Banksy) All the time, you hear adults say they wish they were children again. It’s because children get to have fun, they don’t have to worry about so many responsibilities. As adults, we have to provide for ourselves and maybe even our families. We have to make sure our priorities are taken care of before we can do what we actually want to do. Children on the other hand, do not have to do this

  • The Problem Of Being A Dangerous Neighborhood

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    Especially as young teenagers we are always told to not to talk to anyone in the street or to not be out too late. Parents are constantly reminding us to be safe but not everyone listens. Not listening to your parents can lead bad consequences. Speaking from experience, I got into a bad situation for not following what my parents told me about safety. Now I am more aware of my surroundings, but I still can not forget the day I learned my lesson. It was Tuesday and the day was draining away. I wanted to

  • How Should I Tarnish Your Reputation?

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    continues throughout your entire life. If you make a bad decision, you could crack or tarnish your reputation. As Ben Franklin said, “Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.” Keeping your reputation clean is a very important part of getting to high school, getting a job, and succeeding in the future. If you sully your reputation, it can cost you in the long run. Looking back on my personal life as a teen, I made some pretty bad decisions that definitely had a negative effect