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  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    When Joyce Carol Oates first published the short story entitled “Where Are You Going, Where Have you Been?”, many readers were uncomfortable with the actions of the major character known as Connie since her behavior often reminded them of someone they may have known. The difficulties that Connie encounters throughout the story expose the audience to the questions the author is raising and forces them to examine the deep psychological problems that people, such as

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

    All people experiences changes in their life. Some of these changes are small such as the passing from one grade to another in school. Other changes are more intense, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Oates goes into depth regarding the transition from being a carefree, innocent child to adulthood. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Where Does the Truth Lie?

    Where Does the Truth Lie?

    Where Does The Truth Lie? Rashomon is a film which allows you to come up with your own ending. You are told four stories, all completely different from one another, but about the same thing. As the viewer, you are to come up with your own truth. Also you are then forced to see why people may lie or embellish. Whether it be to keep themselves out of trouble or make themselves seem as if

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Steve
  • Where Has the Spirit Gone

    Where Has the Spirit Gone

    In “Salvation” by Langston Hughes and “The Reason Why We Sing,” the dynamics shown in “Salvation” lacked in the young mind of Langston. Langston didn’t feel spiritual nor did he feel Jesus came to him. In “The Reason Why We Sing,” African American tradition showed great ambition to spirituality and how they came together on every Sunday to praise the lord. This was seen in “Salvation” but not by on character. In “Salvation,” Langston was

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Where Is the Love?

    Where Is the Love?

    Eric Greenberg 30 November 2014 Where is the Love? Where is the love? Love is in our Creator. Love is our hearts. Love is in the air, but most important of all, love must be within each of us. The Scarlet Letter is a romantic story full of many different types of love. Eros, storge, agape, and phillia are four Greek types of love presented magnificently in this novel. Eros is the romantic love shared

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    Submitted: June 19, 2017 By: Eric Greenberg
  • Where I’m from - Poem Review

    Where I’m from - Poem Review

    Ibrahim Andrew Ibrahim Mrs. Harris English II – IS 9 November 2016 Where I’m From I am from sandy grains, from the River Nile and the River Styx, I am from the hustle and bustle, from The City that Never Sleeps -- traffic slowing to a crawl. I’m from time flying by so very quickly… “fuggedaboutit!” I am from the country’s Northeast-- from Coney Island Beach breeze and from calm seas, the mile-long lines at

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    Submitted: December 5, 2016 By: kokirikat
  • Where the Heart Is - by Billie Letts

    Where the Heart Is - by Billie Letts

    Where the Heart Is - By Billie Letts Highlights of the Story: Novalee Nation is seventeen, seven months pregnant, 37 pounds overweight and superstitious of the number seven. Novalee and her boyfriend, Willy Jack Pickens, were on their way to start a new life in California. Novalee has dreams of a house without wheels and a real family, both of which she has never had before. She wants to document their journey with pictures

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    Billy was walking home one day when there was a dog fight in the ally and he went to investigate to see what was going on and there was a bunch of dog’s beating up on one dog so he decided to get involved and break it up. They all scattered away when they saw him coming. The dog that was getting beat up on was lying on the ground in what looked like

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    Billy was walking home one day when there was a dog fight in the ally and he went to investigate to see what was going on and there was a bunch of dog’s beating up on one dog so he decided to get involved and break it up. They all scattered away when they saw him coming. The dog that was getting beat up on was lying on the ground in what looked like a

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Where the Red Fren Grows

    Where the Red Fren Grows

    Billy lives on a farm. He wants two good coonhounds very badly, but his Papa cannot afford any. Billy works hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, so eventually he has enough money for the dogs. He gives the money to his grandfather, who orders the dogs for him. Billy sneaks off in the middle of the night to go to town and pick them up. While in town, other children pick on him, but

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Vika
  • Where Trouble Sleeps

    Where Trouble Sleeps

    The story takes place in the small town of Listre, North Carolina in 1950, and Edgrton captures the rhythm and feel of the town pefectly. As he has done in previous novels, Edgerton tells this story through multiple first person perspectives, sometimes through the eyes of a young boy, sometimes those of his mother, sometimes as a stranger in town. At age seven, young Stephen Toomey is being taught by his mother how to be

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • Whether or Not Huckleberry Finn Is a Racist Novel?

    Whether or Not Huckleberry Finn Is a Racist Novel?

    Whether or Not Huckleberry Finn is a Racist Novel Huckleberry Finn - A Racist Novel? There is a major argument among literary critics whether The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is or is not a racist novel. The question focuses on the depiction of Jim, the black slave, and the way he is treated by Huck and other characters. The use of the word "nigger" is also a point raised by some critics,

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • Which of the Following Composers Is Not Considered a Master of the Classical Period?

    Which of the Following Composers Is Not Considered a Master of the Classical Period?

    Which of the following composers is not considered a master of the classical period? A. Johann Christian Bach B. Ludwig van Beethoven C. Wolfgang A. Mozart D. Joseph Haydn 2. Joseph Haydn was content to spend most of his life A. as an independently wealthy composer B. as a professional free-lance musician C. serving a wealthy aristocratic family D. as a church musician and organist 3. Which of the following statements is not true? A.

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • While Watching the Video in Tuesday’s Class

    While Watching the Video in Tuesday’s Class

    While watching the video in Tuesday’s class, I first though that Alex was being too much of a pushover and he was letting Melinda walk all over him with her excuses. By the second part of the tape I was then seeing that he had a little more of a tougher side and he was telling Melinda how it should be. In my opinion, I do not think I would mind working for a boss

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: David
  • Whippits

    Whippits

    In this research paper I will attempt to explain what whippets are. I will try to give the necessary information to show the benefits and possible side effects. I will discuss a brief history of the gas and how young adults obtain the chemicals to make “whippets”. Whippets are charge dispensers that deliver nitrous oxide as (en.wikipedia.org) describes. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, non-flammable gas. It has a slightly sweet taste and odor. It

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Whirligig - Persuasive Essay

    Whirligig - Persuasive Essay

    Whirligig Do you think it’s possible to have a positive outcome after accidentally killing someone? It can happen, and this book shows you how. The message that the author sends is important, and the story is laid out in a unique way that makes it interesting to read. After being humiliated at a party, 16-year-old Brent drives away intoxicated and makes the last minute decision to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on a

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Whirligigs Book Report

    Whirligigs Book Report

    Book Report Whirligigs By: Paul Fleischman After getting humiliated at a party, Brent drives away drunk and decides to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on the highway, he ends up killing someone else. He killed a girl named Lea. Her mom asks Brent to put up 4 whirligigs, one in each corner of the US. Since they were Lea’s favorite toys, they’re meant to be monuments representing Lea’s ability to make people

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • Whispering Wooods

    Whispering Wooods

    Once upon a time, in a land miles away, lived a boy and his mother. They had their house built on the outskirts of The Whispering Woods for a very small sum of money. The reason for such a small price was because the woods were said to be haunted. Heart stopping noises can be heard once the suns sets and darkness blankets the sky. The boy wasn’t very much liked by his peers

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • White Devil History

    White Devil History

    Review for History 302 Thomas Dennis Brumwell, Stephen. White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America. Da Capo Press Inc. March, 2005. The book opens “Nous sommes tours Sauvages," which translates to “We are all Savages.” It’s a fitting way to begin a book chronicling the story of Major Robert Rogers and his rangers journey, Native American slaughter, and return home. In White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery,

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Jack
  • White Fang

    White Fang

    Part One of the novel shows two men, Henry and Bill, struggling to bring the corpse of Lord Alfred back to civilization. It is a time of famine, and they are low on food; also, they have little ammunition. Thus, they are in a desperate situation because they are being pursued by a pack of famished wolves. As the novel begins, they have six sled dogs, but one night, they notice that there are seven

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: David
  • White Fang

    White Fang

    The setting took place in Alaska during the gold mining seasons. It was winter in Alaska at the time Jack Conroy left his town to search for his dead father’s gold claim with his friend Alex Larson. During the gold mining seasons, many men went and searched for gold. Jack couldn’t go to his father’s claim alone so he teamed up with Alex to find what’s rightfully his. There were snow on every rock,

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    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Anna
  • White Fang by Jack London

    White Fang by Jack London

    White Fang by Jack London, was written in 1906. The story is about a half-wolf, half-dog who is born from a she-wolf. His name is White Fang he is the only survivor of the litter. He becomes a pet of some Indians and becomes a great fighter. A man named Beauty Smith buys White Fang for liquor. Beauty uses White Fang to make money. He arranges fights to let people bet on, White Fang wins

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Jon
  • White Noise

    White Noise

    I try to live my life with no regrets; regrets seem to be such a negative emotion. Dwelling on what might have been rather than what could be. I had regrets once. Being the only child of a divorced family, both parents entrepreneurs and business owners, I had a lot to live up to. As young child growing up in two households it was hard to grasp the effects of divorce till I was on

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Fatih
  • White Oleander

    White Oleander

    White Oleander, a dramatic fiction by Janet Fitch, was published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston. The story is about a mother and daughter, Ingred and Astrid have a very unusual relationship. Ingred loves her daughter but never asks her what she thinks so therefore doesn't know her daughter too well. Such as she does not know of her daughter's yearning for a father. Ingred makes it very clear that she will not

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Wendy
  • White Oleander

    White Oleander

    Janet Fitch’s White Oleander is yet another book that follows one young woman’s struggle to come of age in spite of the many hardships she encounters. The literary equivalent of a chick flick, Oleander details one girl’s attempts to come to terms with her mother while also surviving the cold and largely indifferent world of foster care. The novel’s fatal flaw is that its main character and narrator, Astrid Magnussen, while being at once entertaining

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Janna
  • White Oleander

    White Oleander

    WHITE OLEANDER BY: JANET FITCH Dear Astrid, Your story opened my eyes to a world I did not know existed. You live in a world where the word home comes without emotional comfort, and I admire your way of comforting yourself. Your strength exceeds anything your mom would ever imagine, her goal was to make you strong like her, and in the end you prevail as the stronger one. As your story grows I see

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • White Oleanders

    White Oleanders

    The Russian Chronicles of Young Poets: Today we have a very special guest with us. Her name is Astrid Magnussen, the daughter of Ingrid Magnuseen, the poet that was recently released from prison on a life for murder charge. So Astrid how has your life been, and what have you been up to. Astrid: Well I’ve been well. Seen better days though. I now live with my long time boyfriend Paul Trout in a small

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: July
  • White Skin, Black Mask

    White Skin, Black Mask

    Review of Black Skin, White Masks Frantz Fanon’s astounding debut novel, Black Skin, White Masks (1952), originally titled An Essay For The Disalienation Of Blacks, defined colonialism and its effect on the black man and took him further into the region of the human mind. After taking a position at a psychiatric hospital in Algeria, he became involved in its war, eventually deserting his cranial post to become a full-time militant in the Algerian National

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Vika
  • White Teacher Reflection

    White Teacher Reflection

    “‘My Children are black. They don’t look like your children. They know that they are black, and we want it recognized. It’s a positive difference, an interesting difference, and a comfortable natural difference. At least it could be so, if you teachers learned to value difference more. What you value, you talk about.’” p.12 The things that Mrs. Hawkins says to Mrs. Paley are things that really stuck out to me. I think that if

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Anna
  • White Teeth

    White Teeth

    I found the book White Teeth to be very interesting, it tackled a lot of issues that maybe somewhat common nowadays but approached it in a very universal way so that anyone from any background could understand it. The book touches on what it’s like for families of different cultural backgrounds to come together and live somewhere completely unlike where they are from and try to teach their children to keep their the families traditional

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Edward
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