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Araby

In the short story “Araby,” James Joyce utilizes the narrator’s loss of childhood innocence and naivety in order to reveal the sometimes disappointing outcomes of a search for change. The narrator grows tired of his dull and traditional lifestyle, noticing how the houses on North Richmond Street “gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces” (Joyce 1). His description of […]

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Jane Eyre’s Influence on my Short Story

The first chapter of the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë depicts the family dynamics of Jane and her family. Jane is an orphan who is being raised by her upper-class aunt. After reading chapter one of Jane Eyre, I can possibly use it as inspiration for my short story that explores the topic of social class, and more specifically, […]

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The History of Pizza

Many people, including myself, claim that pizza is one of their favorite foods. While most people believe it is common knowledge that this dish originated in Italy, many may not know the history of how it became so popular in the United States. Pizza has an interesting history full of mysteries that results in its popularization in the United States. […]

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Why Do We Decorate Christmas Trees?

Many people enjoy decorating a Christmas tree every year. This tradition is extremely valuable to so many people, but many may not realize that it has a long and interesting history. As we all prepare for Christmas this year, it is fascinating and important to learn where our traditions originate from. For thousands of years, people have used evergreen trees […]

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How Language Affects Perception

Some evidence has revealed that language can affect perception and thought. The “linguistic relativity hypothesis” from the 1930s states that language shapes ideas and greatly affects how people perceive the world. By the 1960s, many scholars rejected this idea because of a lack of scientific evidence, but many researchers still believe that language influences the way people think. At this […]

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The Importance of Pilgrimages

In general, a pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place in order to experience a personal transformation. There are countless reasons why people choose to go on pilgrimages. Some take the journey to demonstrate religious devotion, while others go to learn about historically significant spiritual events that have taken place at specific destinations. Also, people go on pilgrimages to […]

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