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    Life is a learning lesson that we all have to experience. In the story "Black Hair" by Gary Soto, the main character learns more than he bargained for. The theme of the story is not completely clear until a deeper look is given. It is easy to understand the story, but the words and symbols play a major role in making this short story have a deep meaning. There are many different ways that one can perceive this story's theme, but it all depends on how one can relate with it. The central theme is how

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    Death Of A Salesman

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    Death of a Salesman - Willy Charley says something in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman that sums up Willy’s whole life. He asks him, "When the hell are you going to grow up?" Willy’s spends his entire life in an illusion. He sees himself as a great man that is popular and successful. Willy exhibits many childlike qualities. Many of these qualities have an impact on Willy’s family. His two sons Biff and Happy pick up this behavior from their father. He is idealistic, stubborn

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    Did Esther Trap Herself in "The Bell Jar"?

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    On the other hand, she met various men and women in her colorful social life. These experiences reminded her of her life in women’s university, especially her relationship with her boyfriend- Buddy Willard. As the recollection often interweaved with reality, they brought Esther perplexity, discouragement and lost. Esther could not even more figure out the significance of reality as well as the goal of her own life. When her life in New York came to an end, Esther came back her hometown to spend the

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    Starting a New Chapter

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    “Every story has an ending, but in life, every ending is a new beginning”- Anonymous I had thought my life was that of a perfect picture, or maybe even a flawless work of art. Then like a lightning flash, one cold and rainy November day, it disappeared, disintegrating before my very eyes. I never thought the day would come, until my life turned around to be a complete nightmare. A nightmare with no turns, which seemed like it would never end well. I felt as if I was trapped in this vicious cyclone

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    My Father Wasted His Life - I Will Not Why me? Nothing like this had ever even happened to me before. I was so shocked I could barely shed a tear. My life had been normal and uneventful and happy, and now it was turned upside down and I was lost. I remembered when I was a little kid and he would send me to my room for stealing those little sugar packets that were in a bowl hidden in the cupboard and eating them. I would get so mad and wish for him to disappear or die or leave and never come back

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    who knocks them off their feet. Until the day she walks into their lives, they enjoy being a bachelor; however, meeting that special someone changes their outlook on relationships. The single life they once loved starts to be less appealing. They begin to imagine settling down with their lover and creating a life together. Once they have decided this is what they want in their lives they want to let the world know how lucky they are. Writers have expressed their love and bragged about the beauty of

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    glory is foolish. Even though Gilgamesh learns a valuable lesson from facing all of these horrible consequences, it is not worth the losses he has faced. Sooner or later, he would lose and die, however, following the gods advice to enjoy the short life of man to the fullest does not mean that you should put yourself at fatal risk just to discover and conquer. Throughout Enkidu and Gilgamesh’s journey, the

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    Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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    Ivan Ilyich. There was a time when I myself lived my life without regard to the spirituality of life. I, however, was very lucky in that it did not take death looming over my head to realize this. Maybe the fact that my bout of depression’s onset happened sooner in life allowed me to see it sooner. Eric Simpson put it best as “We all die, like Ilyich, and if we only live to live, to create and carve our own meaning into the universe, then life itself becomes ultimately meaningless and painfully insignificant

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    A Defense of Epicurius

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    You did What? To Whom? When? A defense of Epicurius. There have been many attempts at formulating a theory that accounts for our intuitions regarding the harm of death. Most theories attempt to account for this intuition by attributing the harm of death to a deprivation of some sort. That is a person is harmed when she dies because she is deprived of some good thing. This paper is a defense of Epicurius's argument regarding death as a response to deprivation theories. Before I enter into the

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    is on her deathbed. As she is surrounded by friends and family she remembers the life she has lived. She describes being jilted many times in her life, first by her husband-to-be and finally by death. The story was eventually made into a movie directed by Randa Haines. A major theme in the story is that of self-pity. As a result of Granny's wedding day jilting she feels sorry for herself throughout the rest of her life. She also has become suspicious of everyone. This is shown when the doctor is speaking

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