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The Importance of a Character Change and Drawing Inspiration from “Araby”

The character change in “Araby” by the young boy demonstrates an eventual loss of innocence, a loss of innocence that is driven by his defeat and despair. In the short story, a young boy is passionately excited to attend a bazaar, and the time leading up to his eventual arrival seems to drag on in a painfully slow manner, as […]

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Jane Eyre’s Influence on my Own Story

After reading the first chapter of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, I have decided to draw inspiration from the narrator’s distinctly detailed observations of her settings that are interspersed between the dialogue in the novel, as the descriptions of her setting helps to explain her own actions. By incorporating highly detailed descriptions of the setting from the narrator’s point of view, […]

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Blue Zones Versus the United States: How Does Diet Play a Role?

What is a Blue Zone, and is the United States one? Firstly, the term “Blue Zone” is a title developed for places in the world where people live the longest, and currently, there are five of them: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California. As an entire country, no, the United States is not […]

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Who is in Charge in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress?”

In Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” ultimately, no one  physical character is “in charge” in the poem, as the natural and unyielding power of time is in charge, as time inevitably leads to death for all characters. Time is portrayed as being in charge in Marvell’s poem by demonstrating that it is time that leads us transient beings to […]

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The Correlation Between Alzheimer’s Dementia and Physical Exercise

The year is certainly not 2012, but when asked, my grandpa will tell you that it is. Ten percent of people age 65 and older, including my grandpa, have Alzheimer’s dementia, the most common form of dementia, and as a result, mental and physical challenges manifest themselves in every aspect of their lives, such as knowing the year we are […]

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Utilizing Language to Display Emotional Vulnerability as a way to Strengthen Relationships

When one is in a state of emotional vulnerability, he/she has lost power, and this power is now placed on the other person, the decider of a scenario. Simultaneously, he/she that is in a state of emotional vulnerability is susceptible to having his/her feelings hurt, but it is out of his/her control. Although being in a state of emotional vulnerability […]

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