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    man’s legacy is directly tied to the time, energy, love, and support he invests into active fatherhood. Additionally fatherhood has many benefits for men. When men become active fathers a transformation takes place. Some studies on human populations in China, the United States and the Philippines have found that involved dads have lower testosterone levels, which influence aggression levels and libido (Mitchell, 2013). This decrease in testosterone levels helps fathers to ‘slow down’ and enjoy taking

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    Lessons Learned from Stories Everyone has a certain amount of time to live on this earth, so why not spend every moment possible on good terms with loved ones. To get a perfect example of this, look towards Alfred Lubrano “Bricklayer’s boy” and Carmen Agra Deedy’s speech “once upon a time, my mother…”. In which they both tell a story of a bond between a parent and a child despite their clashing personalities. In correlation the two stories teach a lesson that appreciate the relationship between a

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    The passage of time is a popular theme amongst Shakespeare’s sonnets more specifically in Sonnet 12. In Sonnet 12 Shakespeare speaks about seasons changing and objects dying all as time passes without pause. Event after event happens in a cycle with birth being the start and death being the end and everyone is a part of it. It is also important to note that this being Sonnet 12 is significant in that there are twelve hours in a day, twelve hours in a night, and twelve months in a year which plays

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    Besides watching human life and the universe evolve, the person can personally see the change of the world, its development and the swaying of attitudes among all. The future holds answers that can only be answered by time, but every being has his or her time, the time to die, and that time will arrive eventually. But imagine outliving all, the possibilities are uncanny. This wonder, fantasy is the same concept of Peter Pan and Never Never Land. To never age and grow old, to see loved ones go by, friends

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    Loss of Childhood in Thomas’ Fern Hill and Wordsworth’s Ode: Intimations of Immortality Through the use of nature and time, Dylan Thomas’s "Fern Hill" and William Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” both address the agonizing loss of childhood. While Wordsworth recognizes that wisdom and experience recompense this loss(Poetry Criticism 370), Thomas views "life after childhood as bondage"(Viswanathan 286). As “Fern Hill” progresses, Thomas’s attitude towards childhood changes from

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    figurative language skills to write about a complex relationship between father and son. In the poem, A Story, Lee utilizes his abilities of emotional appeal and literary devices to depict a loving father who reads stories to his five year old son; fearing that one day, his son will tire of him and leave. Lee was able to use strategic literary devices such as point of view, structure, and imagery to convey the complexity of the father and son relationship. The poem, A Story, is written in the third person

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    My father, the noble Banquo and I were riding through the Burnam woods on our weekly expedition to the central market, where we pick up food. We had made the journey countless times prior to this, each time it was the same, uneventful ride. But not this time. This time felt different to all the others. The trip lacked the peaceful ambiance which usually accompanied it. This was no reason for concern so we continued riding. After a brief period of time, when we were approximately midway through the

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    A Rose For Emily is a short story that was written in 1930, by William Faulkner. It is considered to be among the greatest piece of literature that has been interpreted many times. This is a story about the life and death of the protagonist Emily Grierson. The story is arrayed in five sections. First, it starts with the death of the protagonist, and her encounter with the tax officials when they came to inquire bout her tax payment. Next, is her father’s death followed by Emily going to a local store

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    Death of a Salesman can be considered a family tragedy, and was intended by his author to be a tragic story , only in the sense that Willy is just like the modern father of today’s time and age. Willy Loman represents the millions of hard-working American men who end up struggling when they get too old and cost too much in wages to be of value to their employers. Not only does Willy have his problems but his sons all have their problems from stealing, lonliness, and expectations that are unreachable

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    Hemple, I had an eerie feeling that something bad was going on behind the scenes. I feel that the father has a terminal disease and he wants to happily live out the last few days of his life. I think that there is conclusive evidence that "Today Will Be A Quiet Day" is not a happy story, but in fact a sad one. First of all, death plays a huge role in this story. Death is brought up so many times in this story one can only conclude that there is some kind of foreshadowing going on. For example

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