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    Seven Pounds

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    connections between the memories and experiences of the audience with the images and characters on the screen. An example of this type of movie is the film Seven Pounds. The film deals with concept of paying penance for one’s actions. The title comes from the Shakespeare play The Merchant Of Venice in which the concept of using “seven pounds of flesh” as the ultimate payment of a debt is given(Wikipedia). The main character’s careless actions lead to a substantial loss of life that he feels he must

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    Have you ever lived with guilt? Guilt can either break or strengthen your personality. Seven Pounds theme presents a phenomenal message and teaches the audience to decide what their purpose in life is, and how it could change if their life suddenly changed drastically. In the movie Seven Pounds, Will Smith, the character Ben Thomas was in a tragic accident, he caused while texting and driving that took seven lives, one in particular so happen to be his fiancé. Furthermore Ben's perspective on life

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    create their own versions and interpretations of a tragedy story. Gabriele Muccino is one of these film directors that incorporates ideas from the Aristotelian tragedy to create the film Seven Pounds. In the film Seven Pounds, the protagonist, Tim Thomas, causes a fatal car accident which takes the lives of seven, including his wife’s. Tim’s outlook on life changes with the tragic incident along with his life mission. Driven by remorse, Tim decides to impersonate his brother, an

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    Seven Pounds is a film about a man named Tim Thomas who is searching for a way to redeem himself after a car accident, which he caused by texting and driving, that killed seven people including his fiancé. Tim exhibits signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD throughout the movie which influences the choices he makes and the actions he takes during his life. Tim Thomas decided to drastically change his life by giving everything he has to seven people, in order to save or improve their life

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    to say it’s a cry for help. I have chosen to explore the theme of “suicide” and themes surrounding the idea. This theme is evident in the 4 significant texts that I believe fit appropriately. The 4 texts are Suicide is painless- Johnny Mandel, Seven Pounds- Gabrielle Muccino, 13 Reasons why- Jay Asher and the book “Why people die from Suicide” by Thomas Joiner Throughout the film there is a dominant storyline regarding death. Many of the events are related to death its self, its effect on other people

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    Honesty and Trust

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    drive into a gasoline station and the meter reads that we put ten gallons of gasoline into our fuel tank. When was the last time anyone of us bothered to verify whether in fact we received ten gallons instead of nine and a half? We paid seven dollars for a one-pound package of steak. How many of us bother to verify that it was in fa... ... middle of paper ... ... honesty. Many More Victims The fact that honesty and trust are vital should make us re-think the treatment of the dishonest and

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    Great Grey Owls

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    the owl plunges into the snow. After a successful dive, it wiggles out from below the surface of the snow and takes its food to a safe spot to eat. These owls are so powerful when they hunt, they can shatter snow crust thick enough to hold a 180 pound person. I don’t think they will be losing too many meals with that kind of force. This hunting technique these owls use gives them a great advantage over other birds in the winter, because others must go to a place where the snow is not so thick. Great

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    The Benefits of Running

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    calories he or she will burn. The most important factor is weight. For example, a 220-pound person running an eight-minute mile burns 150 calories, while a 120-pound person running at the same pace burns only 82. Every person’s body requires an excess of 3500 calories in order to gain a pound or a deficit of 3500 calories in order to lose a pound. Thus, 180-pound person who runs 5 miles each day will lose about 5 pounds a month. However, as his or her weight goes down, he or she will burn fewer calories

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    Nothing in Common

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    silence and finished writing the two books on healthcare and childcare in the late 1800's that I had barely begun a few years before. Those two books were published a year later. I renewed my love of poetry and spent hours reading the works of Pound, Rich, Atwood, and others. I decided to return to college. I spent four months in my sanctuary over the garage. Then I went home. Everyone thought I would be the same, that life would be the same.

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    The Truth Behind Coffee

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    coffee poured into a mug comes from a small tree (or bush) that grew for seven years before it bloomed and grew the fruit that held the beans. After one of these trees produced one pound of coffee, its life was over ("Shrinking" 61). It was in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that coffee seeds from the Middle East took to the fertile soil of... ... middle of paper ... ...n one percent of the 6.3 billion pounds of coffee imported into the U.S. each year (Pennybacker 19). The

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