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    The world has always noted the physical effects the environment has had on people, but it is rarely documented the way it has affected society’s mentality. Both Nydia Velazquez and Roy Scranton show in their pieces “In Search of Justice” and “Learning to die in the Anthropocene” how, often, change is feared because the outcome is uncertain and it is evident that the environment, what people are surrounded by, has affected the way people respond to change or life in general. Although the physical

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    Shockwave Rider

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    There are numerous books on the science fiction market, that deal with the myriad of possibilities involving the technology of the future. John Brunner's book, 'Shockwave Rider,'; is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most famous, books dealing with this issue. Brunner presents many different realities to the reader, and they are all potentially very realistic in terms of the current state of technology. For the most part, Brunner seems to illustrate that technology, as it relates to

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    Graduation Speech

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    As we sit here this evening, knowing not what lies ahead, but feeling satisfied that we have completed this challenge, we start to wonder. What have we gained from these last 13 years of school? How often have we asked ourselves: Why do we attend school? What do we expect to accomplish? And what do we gain? Questions, whose importance we may not fully understand today, but which have drastically molded our futures. Sure, this path hasn't been the easiest to follow, but we navigated through the

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    The Glass Menagerie is a tale of a family caught up in their own deep struggles and sometimes selfish dreams. Throughout this memory play, the Wingfield’s struggles and conflicts lie deep within themselves, but also with each other. Laura and Tom each have profound conflicts with their mother, Amanda. What Laura wants for herself is completely different from what Amanda wants for her, as it is with Tom and Amanda. Laura’s quiet, timid life with her glass figurines greatly differs from the vivacious

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    The Destruction of Laura in The Glass Menagerie In Tennessee William's play, The Glass Menagerie, the character of Laura is like a fragile piece of glass. The play is based around a fragile family and their difficulties coping with life. Laura unable to survive in the outside world - retreating into their apartment and her glass collection and victrola. There is one specific time when she appears to be progressing when Jim is there and she is feeling comfortable with being around him. This

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    Sarah Waters’ Affinity reflects the subjection of the main character, Margaret Price, to the ideology of her parents and the high society of England. In the passage from pages 209-210, Margaret’s subjection comes out in her discussion with Selina Dawes of the function of the women in society. This passage shows Margaret’s acknowledgment of herself outside the normal guidelines of women in society; this belief in herself as an outcast, ironically, further subjects Margaret to the position of women

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    Teen Activism Teen activists stand up for what they believe. They see their goal and want to achieve it. But what lies in the way is full of haters, and problems. The thing with these activists is that they laugh at their haters and don’t let them take them down. Their goal doesn’t come easy, but with many sacrifices and dedication. Take Alex Lin, Malala, and Zach Affolter for example, they fought for what they believed. Like all teen activists, they been through thick and thin, sunny and rainy

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    Can’t Go Home Again – All Quiet on the Western Front During his leave, perhaps Baumer’s most striking realization of the vacuity of words in his former society occurs when he is alone in his old room in his parents’ house. After being unsuccessful in feeling a part of his old society by speaking with his mother and his father and his father’s friends, Baumer attempts to reaffiliate with his past by once again becoming a resident of the place. Here, among his mementos, the pictures and postcards

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    Service. BBC World Watch, 12 Jun 2006. Web. 18 Nov 2013. . "11 Facts About Child Soldiers." Do Something. N.p., 26 Mar 2004. Web. 22 Nov 2013. . "Life after death: Helping former child soldiers become whole again." Haravrd School of Public Health. Harvard School of Public Health, 6 Oct 2011. Web. 22 Nov 2013. .

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    Fire and Ice a Poem by Robert Frost

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    In Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice”, it presents an all out debate about the end of the world. It is clear that, through the title, the poem demonstrates the distinctions in which the world will either be engulfed in flames or covered in ice but the idea of the “lost paradise” is interpreted in a different manner. Frost’s poem is described as humorous or sardonic but there is a bit of irony in the speaker’s tone (230). Frost’s use of “natural lyrics provide a comparison with the outer scene and

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