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    Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear Often things that we experience as children have lasting affects on us that creep up when we least expect them. In Judith Minty's story "Killing the Bear", a woman finds herself in just such a situation. She finally deals with something that happened to her as a young child that she probably never even realized was bothering her. In this story the central character painfully comes to grips with a major loss of security from her childhood. Throughout "Killing

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    Exploring the Beauty of Flagstaff I have always loved visiting Flagstaff for its beautiful atmosphere. Part of which makes Flagstaff so beautiful are the beautiful pine trees that make up the woods. Driving up from Tucson can be such a long drag, especially when all you see is desert. You really know when you finally hit Flagstaff, because the trees along I 17 start to get bigger. They are so beautiful as they stand tall and sway with the light breezes that pass by. The woods show the

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    Transgression Narrative

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    When the skies are dark, and the snow is crisp, this is when murder is legal. I woke up at quarter to five, with the anticipation and excitement building endlessly. I slithered into my thermal pants and threw on my shirt in a blur of darkness, as I prepared for the season that i’ve waited for oh so long. I moved with unrivaled speed, but in a soundless manor, as to not wake my family; as I transitioned into the kitchen. I couldn’t fathom eating, with the pit in my stomach that felt as though I had

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    breaking away

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    they "break away" from childhood and from their underdog self-images. Dave Stoller, the main character, is a young man completely obsessed with cycling and Italy. His fantasies are so well fabricated that he drives his family crazy by behaving and speaking as if he were an Italian cyclist. Dave aspires to be one of the best cyclists yet the best racers are Italian. He feels that in order to be the best, he must be Italian. Dave carries his fantasy one step too far when he pretends to be an Italian

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    Emma's Dilemma

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    arrangements. Once I have investigated the number of different arrangements for one 4-letter name/word where all the letters are different, I do not need to try any more. If I tried the name DAVE for example, there would still be 24 different arrangements. I could substitute the L in LUCY for the D in DAVE, the U for A, the C for V, and the Y for E; and would therefore end up with the same result. The same is true for names/words with 3 letters or 5 letters, etc. As long as the number of letters

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    Why He Is Not A Man

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    the story “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright, there is a boy named Dave. Dave is a young boy trying to figure out what a man really is. Right now, he believes that a man is someone who owns a gun. Dave needs proper education about guns and needs the knowledge about what a man really is to be a man. Dave needs to be taught what a man really is because he is not a young man just because he has a gun. Dave is a seventeen-year-old boy who wants a gun. He thinks he is almost a man. He thinks

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    A Child Called It

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    survive, must triumph over the physical, emotional, and medical abuse created by his mother. The exploitation of alcohol plays an important role in the abuse by the mother and the neglect to see and the courage to intervene the problems by Dave’s father. Dave considered the abuse he endured by his mother, ‘games’. But he always tried to be one small step ahead of her. Like Death From Child Abuse . . . And No One Heard, the outside world does nothing to help out a small child suffering from various forms

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    in the text when the protagonist witness men in the field shooting their guns. The protagonist, known as Dave, decides promptly that he will purchase a gun and impress the men with his skill in handling the weapon (655). We see that Dave wishes dearly to gain the respect and power so closely associated with manhood. This man who is almost a man, deserves to be called “boy” at 17 and forever. Dave is not ready to be a man, he is not ready to except the responsibility allied with the designation of being

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    A Child Called 'It' by Dave Pezler Setting: 1-Russian River: The Russian river is a place in California where Dave and his family would usually go for a vacation. He remembers this place as a quiet and peaceful place. He remembers how he and his brothers would play, how his mother would to hug him, and how they would all watch the sunset together 2-School: School was Dave's only refuge away from his mother, and it was the only place he could actually get food and feel safe. Sometimes he would

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    Split Cherry Tree by Jesse Stuart The short story, Spilt Cherry Tree, was written by Jesse Stuart. In the beginning of the story, Dave and his classmates went with Professor Herbert on a field trip for biology class. They were all searching for lizards, bugs, snakes, frogs, flowers, and plants. Dave and five of his classmates had spotted a lizard in the old cherry tree up the hill, so all six of them ran up the tree after it, and the tree broke down. Eif Crabtree, the owner of the tree was plowing

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