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    Conformity and Individuality in a Small Town

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    Conformity and Individuality in a Small Town John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. His father was a high school math teacher who supported the entire family, including his grandparents on his mothers side. As a child, Updike wanted to become a cartoonist because of The New Yorker magazine. He wrote articles and poems and kept a journal. John was an exceptional student and received a full scholarship to Harvard University. At Harvard he majored in English and became

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    Terror in Small-Town, USA Situated between the lush green rolling hills, is Small-Town, USA. It was election day, and looking forward to a visit to the ice cream shop, I accompanied my grandfather as he drove the ten-mile journey to town. Country life offered little excitement, but that day an air of uneasiness replaced the usual contentment one felt while passing aged buildings, their drabness contrasted sharply by a few colorful, modern improvements. Having spent the first ten years

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    Clyde Edgerton: Vietnam Vet, Jet Pilot, and . . . Small Town Housewife Few men have attempted to write using a woman's voice. Those who do choose to use the persona of a woman often fail in their effort, creating a character who does not quite sound authentic. Critics usually note the author's inadequacies and point out difficulties when an author tries to capture the voice of a person of the opposite gender. One exception is Clyde Edgerton in his first novel, Raney. The voice of Raney seems

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    their small town. While both community sizes meet the basic needs of human life, the day-to-day routine of a small-town professional is much different from that of a big-city businessperson. Both lifestyles have something to offer, and each certainly has its merits. Because of this, the right choice of where to live truly depends on an individual’s personality and preferences. One of the key components of a small town is an individual’s lack of anonymity. In the majority of small towns, it is

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    Some people believe it’s better to grow up in a small town. Other people think it’s better to grow up in a big city. What is your position on this issue, and what reasons support your position? There are numerous differences between living in a small town or a big city. Small towns and big cities each have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Where a person grows up plays an integral part in shaping their personality. And, sometimes a person’s personality can have a great impact on their

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    On the outskirts of a big, bustling city was a small town. It was a cheerful little town, full of blossoming flowers and cheerful wildlife. The people in this town had not been to the city, for it was too far and very different from their simple lifestyle. Every morning, they would get up and go through their daily routine, with no worries. They fended for each other and all was well. One day,the town’s peaceful routine was disturbed.Word spread of an odd man from the city who walked from house to

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    live in a small town or big city? Some people believe in living in a big city. However others feel that living in a small town is the better choice. I am positive that living in a small town is better than a big city; there is less crime, you're a closely knit family type unit, and the over all atmosphere is relaxing. Small towns have a lower crime rate than big cities do. Robberies happen six-hundred thirty-times less in small towns. Car theft happens 673 times less in a small town. There are

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    A Small Town

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    Leaving the comfort of a small town where everyone knows everyone in your school to go to college to start all over again can take a toll on a young adult. I am able to pull out my senior class photo, and put a name to each face of every person I walked across the stage with. After walking down the hallways you have spent the last four years in, you realize you were so close to all your friends because you were able to relate to the part of life you were all in together.Not everyone I graduated

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    The Small Town of Nerja

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    The Small Town of Nerja My favourite place would have to be a small town called Nerja situated in the Spanish region of Andalucia in the south of Spain. The town has been there for over 2000 years. Nerja is a coastal town and is situated between a vast field of mountains and the sea. It is full of steep hills that all lead down to the beach. All the way through the town there is a sense of tranquillity and rest

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    A hometown, a town where an individual originates or born and reared in. I have lived in Goodwell all of the sixteen years of my life. Any town could possibly have a person claim it as their hometown, but as for me, I call Goodwell, Oklahoma, my hometown. While driving down U.S. Route 54 a person will slow down to drive right through the edge of this little town without a single stop light. Some great qualities of Goodwell include a small population, a small school for pre-kindergarten through senior

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