"A Complicated Kindness Plot Summary" Essays and Research Papers

  • A Complicated Kindness Plot Summary

    A Complicated Kindness Summary Sheet Core Mennonite Beliefs * First and foremost: Christians * Specific Mennonite philosophies * Non violence * No circumstances * Mennonites are exempt from going to war * Rejection of the world * Should focus on heaven * Things in real life are distractions * Community * Strong emphasis on doing charity and helping each other * Putting faith into action * Actions...

    A Complicated Kindness, Anabaptist, Fundamentalism 1181  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Complicated Kindness Summary

    a complicated kindness Setting: Nomi lives in East Village (pg. 6) It is more commonly known as the East Reserve in Manitoba It was one of two pieces of land set aside by the Canadian government for the immigrant Mennonites coming from Russia It's southernmost boundary is about 20 miles from the US border Mennonites had been adjusted in Russia to life in the open steppes (grasslands, prairies of russia) and preferred the open prairies. This would explain why the mennonites chose to settle...

    A Complicated Kindness, Girl, Mennonite 2027  Words | 5  Pages

  • Plot Summary

    Plot Summary The plot of To Kill a Mockingbird revolves around main character Scout Finch. She lives with her father, Atticus, and brother, Jem. Atticus is a widow, and Scout has no mother. The family resides in a fictional Alabama town called Maycomb, which is in the grips of the great depression. Even though many in the town are struggling, Atticus is a lawyer with a strong work ethic and a good client base, so the Finch family is doing pretty well - at least when compared to many of the other...

    Black people, Finch, Great Depression 1466  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Complicated Kindness- Perplexing Passages

    4. Quotation/Summary | My thoughts | In chapter six, Nomi creates a very vivid memory of watching two black Mennonite dresses “flying around like crazy birds way up in the sky”. As she watched them fly all the way to her grandmother’s yard where she was, she remained fascinated, calling that, “even the best thing that ever happened to her.” She then said goodbye to the fallen dress when the spectacular show ended, like a little child who didn’t know the difference between a...

    Dress, Thought, Walk This Way 1749  Words | 4  Pages

  • Themes of a Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

    comfort and understanding, even though they share nothing in interest. However one will eventually attempt a change, to try and manipulate their circumstances for the better or to leave. The other is inevitably left alone and desolate. Although a complicated kindness entwines many such consequences from social issues and other obstacles deep inside its storylines, it reveals its dominant theme in the conclusion: that love endures in the end. Love will make hardships tolerable, will bind people together...

    A Beautiful Lie, A Complicated Kindness, As Time Goes By 910  Words | 3  Pages

  • Plot Summary of Sophocle's Antigone

    Sophocles - Antigone The Plot Antigone has been immensely popular through ages. It has an irresistible appeal to modern mind. The heroine of the play is the first protestant in world’s history. Antigone is a woman who has prized truth above everything. Creon, the King of Thebes has forbidden on pain of death the burial of the dead body of Polynices, eldest brother of Antigone. To the Greeks, respect for the dead was an article of faith. Oedipus’ daughters Antigone and Ismene are living...

    Antigone, Creon, Death 968  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Complicated Kindness

    stealing and not quite homage but rather something that wavers uncomfortably in the middle. Though A Complicated Kindness would benefit from it, it's impossible to judge books as though they were in a vacuum. One must acknowledge the influences and relationships to other very similar works and then ask if it is done well enough to be considered separately. To put it plainly, A Complicated Kindness is derivative, but it is derivation well-done....

    A Complicated Kindness, A Story, ARIA Charts 436  Words | 2  Pages

  • Plot Summary – Slumdog Millionaire

    PLOT SUMMARY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Danny Boyle Jamal Malik, an 18-year old Mumbai slum kid, get right through to the last question on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ and the chance to win 20 million rupees. But straight after the show breaks for the night, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. The show’s quizmaster Prem Kumar, himself a product of the slums, is unwilling to share the limelight with the young upstart. A night of mistreatment and torture fails to elicit a confession, so...

    A. R. Rahman, Danny Boyle, Dev Patel 678  Words | 3  Pages

  • Plot Summaries of Eleonora

    PLOT SUMMARIES OF ELEONORA Eleonora is about an unnamed narrator and his love life. The narrator lives with Eleonora, his cousin and his aunt. Their valley is isolated from others and no strangers ever enter it. The narrator only knows Eleonora, his aunt and the valley. This valley is named as the valley of the colored grasses and it is described as a paradise of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a "River of Silence”. They live there together for fifteen years before they realize that love...

    Climax, Love, Marriage 929  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Complicated Kindness

    A Complicated Kindness- Miriam Toews Catherine Arnold I recently read a book called A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews. The protagonist is a teenage girl named Nomi. Nomi is growing up trapped in a small Mennonite community called East Village in the middle of nowhere, in Canada. All her life Nomi was told what to believe, with heavy emphasis on the belief that living dutifully and by the word of God in this life would guarantee salvation in...

    2004 Governor General's Awards, A Complicated Kindness, Comedy 631  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Complicated Kindness

    “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor is a song mentioned in A Complicated Kindness that Nomi can relate to easily. James Taylor was born March, 12th 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, although he was mainly raised in North Carolina. By age 14, Taylor was writing songs, singing, and had learned to play the guitar and cello. In 1966, he moved to New York City to form a band with some of his friends and by the end of the year they were performing regularly at cafes. Unfortunately, while in New York, Taylor lost...

    A Complicated Kindness, ARIA Charts, Drug addiction 600  Words | 2  Pages

  • Plot Summary of Macbeth

    Macbeth Plot Summary In the beginning of the play, three witches confront Macbeth on his return from war with Scotland and Norway. They recite a paradox that foreshadows the events in the play (fair is foul and foul is fair) – good will be bad and the ones perceived as bad will be good. The first external conflict – Duncan king of Scotland talks to a wounded sergeant about Macbeths win against Norway (war – external conflict). They order the Thane of Cawdor’s execution…then give the title...

    Banquo, Conflict, KILL 1351  Words | 4  Pages

  • Shakespeare's Othello: Plot Summary

    Othello Plot Summary Act 1, Scene 1: Venice, A Street at night. Iago complains to Roderigo about Othello giving the promotion to Cassio. They go to Brabantio’s house and claim his daughter has run off to marry Othello. Roderigo and Brabantio go and search for Desdemona. Scene 2: Venice, outside the Sagittary. Cassio tells Othello the Senate needs him to go to Cyprus to fight the Turks. Brabantio finds Othello and accuses him of stealing his daughter. They decide to ask the Duke’s opinion. Scene...

    Brabantio, Desdemona, Iago 1452  Words | 4  Pages

  • Plot Summary Romeo and Juliet

    her crypt, and she can run away with Romeo, where the two can live together without being impacted by their families’ ongoing feud. However, Capulet moves Juliet’s wedding up a day, so Juliet drinks the potion that night. The Nurse is unaware of the plot and believes that Juliet is dead. She is entombed, and the plan seems to be going just as Friar Lawrence has planned. Unfortunately, what Friar Lawrence does not realize is that Romeo never received his message about the plan. The messenger, Friar...

    Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet, Mercutio 1320  Words | 4  Pages

  • Plot Summary - the Aeneid by Virgil

    with a statement of his theme (Arma virumque cano..., "I sing of arms and of a man...") and an invocation to his Muse (Musa, mihi causas memora..., "O Muse, recall to me the reasons..."). He then explains the cause of the principal conflict of the plot; in this case, the resentment held by Juno against the Trojan people. This is in keeping with the style of the Homeric epics. Boxing scene from the Aeneid (book 5), mosaic floor from a Gallo-Roman villa in Villelaure (France), ca. 175 AD, Getty Villa...

    Aeneas, Aeneid, Dido 1684  Words | 5  Pages

  • Plot

    PLOT OF INTO THE WILD (FILM) The film is presented in a nonlinear narrative, jumping back and forth between McCandless's time spent in Alaskan wilderness and his two-year travels leading up to his journey to Alaska. The plot summary here is told in a more chronological order. In May 1992, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) arrives in a remote area just north of the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and sets up a campsite in an abandoned bus. At first, McCandless is content with the...

    .22 Long Rifle, Alaska, Christopher McCandless 860  Words | 3  Pages

  • Passage Analysis: a Complicated Kindness

    Passage Analysis: A Complicated Kindness “This town is so severe. And silent. It makes me crazy, the silence. I wonder if a person can die from it. The town office building has a giant filing cabinet full of death certificates that say choked to death on his own anger or suffocated from unexpressed feelings of unhappiness. Silentium. People here just can’t wait to die, it seems. It’s the main event. The only reason we’re not all snuffed at birth is because that would reduce our suffering by a lifetime...

    Antagonist, Character, Comedy 514  Words | 2  Pages

  • Plot summary of the old man and the sea

    Section Two The plot summary of the old man of the sea The Old Man and The Sea is the story of an epic that makes a very great effort between an old, who has a lot of experience of a particular activity and he is the epitome of a modern human life, it was happened in a small fishing village near Havana,Cuba, The waters of the Gulf of Mexico, in the 1940,s in the twentieth century. The writers of...

    Baseball, Boy, Ernest Hemingway 1652  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Country Wife - Summary And Analysis Of The Plot

    Summary and Analysis of the plot William Whycherly's The County Wife is a hilarious comedy about men and women in love and marriage. In the midst of a continual banter of sexual innuendo there lies, cynical commentary and misogonistic attitude's upon women, love and what is socially accepted. "˜Mistresses are like books. If you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company, but only for a night and away, to taste the town better when a man returns' This quote from Horner...

    Black-and-white films, Husband, Interpersonal relationship 1171  Words | 4  Pages

  • Othello, Act 5: Plot Summary

    Othello Act 5, Plot Summary Outside of a brothel, Iago and Roderigo wait. Roderigo is preparing to ambush Cassio. After a few moments, Iago leaves the scene, even though Roderigo asks him to stay close in case something goes wrong with the ambush. Cassio then enters and Roderigo stabs at him, failing to pierce Cassio’s armor. Thus, Cassio defends himself and stabs Roderigo. Iago quickly returns to the scene and in the commotion stabs Cassio in the leg and exits. Cassio, unaware of who stabbed him...

    Bianca, Desdemona, Emilia 877  Words | 3  Pages

  • Plot Summary

    Plot Summary Of “All Quiet On The Western Front Somewhere near the French/German front Paul Baumer, a 19-year-old solider that fights in the German army on the French front in World War I. Paul and his friends are enjoying a well-deserved meal after fighting and facing heavy losses on the front. Paul and some of his comrades all attended school together, where they voluntarily enlisted in the army after being encouraged by their teacher, Kantorek. But after experiencing ten weeks of brutal training...

    Barbed wire, French people, Race to the Sea 628  Words | 2  Pages

  • Plot Summary

    Plot Summary By Michael J. Cummings...© 2009 .......Wounded, the narrator takes refuge at nightfall with his valet, Pedro, in an apartment in the turret of a grand but gloomy chateau in Italy's Apennines Mountains. Pedro had broken into the building, which appears to have been temporarily abandoned, so that his injured employer would have a place to rest. .......The furnishings are elegant but old and run-down. On the walls are tapestries, armorial trophies, and modern paintings in frames...

    Candelabra, Candlestick, Chandelier 588  Words | 2  Pages

  • Forrest Gump Plot Summary

    Plot Summary Forrest Gump is the story of an incredibly kind and gentle person who is also what some people might call "mildly retarded." It's true that he is not too smart, but he is very fortunate, because he has a mother and friend who love him dearly. Forrest is born and raised in rural Alabama, in the Southern United States. He grows up with his mother, who rents out rooms in the family house to people traveling through the area. Despite his lack of sophistication, and the...

    Forrest Gump, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger 354  Words | 2  Pages

  • Plot Summary

    English Composition 102 20 February 2011 Selfish Teenager: Selfless Act “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story written in 1966 by Joyce Carol Oates. The story takes place in a time where people are exploring their sexuality even though it is still considered to be wrong. Oates tells the story of Connie, a young girl who struggles between her desire to become a women and her desire to do what is right. The unfortunate result of her conflicting desires force Connie to...

    Joyce Carol Oates, Shane Peacock, Short story 1025  Words | 3  Pages

  • Box Plot

    ASSIGNMENT ON BOX PLOT COURSE CODE: URP1251 COURSE TITLE: STATISTICS FOR PLANNERS | SUBMITTED BY MEHEDI MUDASSER 110412 SUBMISSION DATE: 09/05/2012 DISCUSSION OF BOX PLOT GRAPH WITH APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES The box plot goes back to John Tukey, which published in 1977 this efficient method to display robust statistics. Box plots, the term of graphical...

    Box plot, Exploratory data analysis, Interquartile range 1016  Words | 6  Pages

  • Plot device

    Many stories, especially in the fantasy genre, feature an object or objects with some great power. Often what drives the plot is the hero's need to find the object before the villain and use it for good rather than evil, or if the object has been broken by the villains, to retrieve each piece that must be gathered from each antagonist to restore it, or, if the object itself is evil, to destroy it. In some cases destroying the object will lead to the destruction of the villain.[according to whom?]...

    Deus ex machina, Fiction, Harry Potter 1190  Words | 3  Pages

  • Plot-Line Summary for Bearer of the Black Staff

    Plot-Line Summary for Bearer of the Black Staff Exposition This book takes place in a post apocalyptic world in which everything has been destroyed, but in the mitts of a mountain valley there lays a small contingency of civilization that has dwelt past this nuclear fallout for over 500 years. In this valley there lies 2 major groups of people and some other off shoots that were mutated by the nuclear radiation that now live in exile. The first major group is the Human Civilizations that have...

    Climax, Elf, Major 1271  Words | 3  Pages

  • United States Bankruptcy Law and Plot Summary Notes

    Chapter 1 – Hopewood, Virginia, 2004 (Pg. 3-26) Plot Summary Lucy and Daniel go to the same high school and Lucy has an attachment towards Daniel who seems to be a stranger to Lucy. They barely knew each other but on the night of their last high school dance, Lucy discovers Daniel’s a very complicated person; out of fear, Lucy decides to run away from Daniel. Daniel realizes that again he has lost Lucy, the woman that he loved for all of his lives. Notes - Conflict: - Irony: Even though...

    1918, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy in the United States 1126  Words | 12  Pages

  • An Act of Random Kindness

    An act of random kindness Introduction A random act of kindness is an allegedly selfless act carried out by a person or persons wishing to either give a hand or cheer up an individual or in some cases it extends to animals. There will commonly be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier. Either spontaneous or premeditated, random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities. In 1982, California peace activist Ann Herbert allegedly roughly wrote on a placemat in a restaurant...

    Acts of the Apostles, Giving, Kindness 1109  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis and Plot Summary of "Young Goodman Brown"

    Analysis and Plot Summary of "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne The beginning of the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne introduces us to Young Goodman Brown as he says goodbye to his wife of three months. He tells her that he must go on this journey (although we still do not know where he is going or what he’s doing) and that he will be back by the morning. It is clear that he knows he is up to something and he feels a tinge of guilt because his wife, a woman named Faith who wears a pink ribbon...

    Allegory, Good and evil, Goodman 1223  Words | 3  Pages

  • "The Unexpected Guest" Gives plot summary, and character explanation

    Book Report 1. In the book, "The Unexpected Guest", there are two main themes. The main themes are revenge, and love and hate. Revenge is a very important theme to the plot because Mr. Richard Warwick, the man killed, had ran over the little boy of a man who later comes back to kill him. Love and hate is also a theme. In this book, many people had a motive for murdering Warwick, but these people were his family and friends. The line between love and hate is broken when accusations arise. 2. The...

    Agatha Christie, Antagonist, Character 1478  Words | 5  Pages

  • Summary

    Venice is a timeless piece and provides great themes to be analyzed for purposes of a book report. The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's less popular comedies, having been plagued in recent times with complaints of anti-Semitic themes. The summary of this really has to do with the character Shylock, a caricature of a greedy, Jewish money-lender. The two main characters of the story are a Venetian merchant, Antonio, and his Bassanio, who is in love with a wealthy heiress named Portia. Bassanio...

    Antonio, Portia, Shylock 720  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Stone Angel Plot Summary

    Plot Summary: Hagar Shipley is an older woman who lives in western Canada with her son and his wife, Marvin and Doris.She starts to recall her life in Manawaka where she spent her childhood with family and friends. While the plot returns to present, her son Marvin and his wife Doris are trying to persuade Hagar selling their house and buying a smaller one. The proposal has been intensely rejected by Hagar, because she believes that the house is hers.Then, plot moves to the interview with the minister...

    English-language films, Family, Great Depression 529  Words | 2  Pages

  • summary

    and to the tolerance of ambiguity. Summary of results and discussion This section is organized according to the answers to the research question of this study, which was: How does cultural background impact upon strategy use? Both groups of students used strategies frequently. According to the results, there was no overall statistical difference in strategy use, according to the means. At the category level, no differences were identified. These summary result mirror the Grainger (1997) study...

    Education, Language acquisition, Language education 1127  Words | 4  Pages

  • summaries

     Research Summaries Research Summaries When discussing parenting styles, the name of Diana Baumrind always comes up. She proposed the idea of different parenting styles based on how responsive and demanding a parent is. Three different parenting styles are compared and contrasted. Permissive parents are accepting and affirmative toward their child’s desires. Authoritarian parents try to completely control the behavior of their child while authoritative parents try to direct the...

    Childhood, Concerted cultivation, Developmental psychology 1481  Words | 5  Pages

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    Summary Huang xiaoxiaArticle: Using netnography research method to reveal the underlying dimensions of the customer/tourist experience This study aims to examine the concept of customer experience in the tourist industry by using netnography research method. Customer experience is defined as the internal and subjective response that customers have of any direct or indirect contact with a company. The origin of “customer experience” is the book, Experience Economy. The authors claimed that experiences...

    Positivism, Quantitative research, Research 764  Words | 2  Pages

  • Macbeth: Plot Summary

    Macbeth Plot Summary Macbeth is a Scottish general who is loyal to Duncan, the Scottish king. But after Macbeth meets three witches who prophesy that Macbeth will be king, the general is no longer satisfied to remain loyal to his king. Macbeth and his wife hatch a plot to kill the king under their own roof and frame the guards outside the king's bedroom for the murder. Although Macbeth has misgivings about killing the king, his wife convinces him that it is the thing to do. Macbeth kills Duncan...

    Duncan I of Scotland, Duncan II of Scotland, KILL 461  Words | 2  Pages

  • Summary

    1 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer Teachers’ Notes ISBN: 978 07022 3477 4 / AU$18.95 Summary Structure Characters Discussion Drama About the Author 2 2 2 3 4 4 These notes may be reproduced free of charge for use and study within schools but they may not be reproduced (either in whole or in part) and offered for commercial sale. Staff House Road St Lucia QLD 4067 Australia PO Box 6042 St Lucia QLD 4067 Australia Ph: (+61 7) 3365 2606 Fax: (+61 7) 3365...

    Australia, Brisbane, Post office 1331  Words | 5  Pages

  • Invisible Man: Plot Summary

    Invisible Man: Plot Summary Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man opens with a prologue describing the main character in time after the beginning of the body of the book. In the prologue, Ellison tells of the main characters invisibility. It is not a physical invisiblity, but rther he is not recognised, and therefore persieved, by the world at large. This is coupled with the fact that he is constantly trying to be someone else, other than himself, creates for his a complete loss of identity, and he...

    Character, Invisibility, Invisible Man 428  Words | 2  Pages

  • Summary

    Case Study#1 Summary Problems facing by Strategic Marketing Unit Two (SMU2) of Fine Food: Unfairly allocated costing system Unreliable performance evaluation standard leads to undervaluation of SMU2 and negative motivational effect on employees. Key Findings: Fine Foods allocates some period costs (including sales and marketing costs, media and sales promotion costs, and freight out cost) based on weight of product sold. SMU2 thus seems less profitable because the main product of SMU2 is Product...

    Cost, Costs, Economics of production 1677  Words | 6  Pages

  • Summary

    Quantification of Stylistic Traits: A Statistical Approach Summary of the Study This study attempts to identify the distinct stylistic features of the three contemporary Tamil scholars named Mahakavi Barathi (MB), V. Kalsanasundaram (VK) and Subramaniya Iyer (SI) by using their literary works. These three scholars wrote articles on India's Freedom Movement in the magazine called India. Initially, all the three scholars have written articles by attributing their names however, because of the...

    Grammar, Grammatical tense, Noun 1100  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Sound of Thunder Plot summary

    Plot summary The story begins in the future, in which the time machine has been invented but is still very temperamental. A hunter named Eckels pays to go traveling back into the past on a guided safari to kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the party waits to depart they talk about the recent presidential elections in which an apparently fascist candidate, Deutscher, has just been defeated by the more moderate Keith, to the relief of many concerned. When the party arrives in the past, Travis (the hunting...

    Alioramus, Allosaurus, Dinosaur 378  Words | 2  Pages

  • Summary

    Summary== Colonel Herncastle, an unpleasant former soldier, brings the Moonstone back with him from India where he acquired it by theft and murder during the [[Siege of Seringapatam]]. Angry at his family, who shun him, he leaves it in his will as a birthday gift to his niece Rachel, thus exposing her to attack by the stone's hereditary guardians, who, legend says, will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Rachel wears the stone to her birthday party, but that night it disappears from her room. Suspicion...

    Birthday party, Black-and-white films, Iggy Pop 1517  Words | 4  Pages

  • Summary

    Summary [icon] | This section requires expansion. (March 2012) | During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank received a diary as one of her presents on her 13th birthday. She began to write in it on June 14, 1942, two days later, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her father Otto, mother Edith, older sister Margot, and another family, Hermann van Pels, his wife Auguste, and their teenage son Peter. The group went into hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of...

    Anne Frank, Anne Frank House, Fritz Pfeffer 2180  Words | 5  Pages

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    Summary marybeth04102 years, 2 months ago 0  The narrator in "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is a loyal friend and good-sport character, who is never identified by name. On a quest for his friend to find out information about Reverend Leonidas W. Smiley, the narrator never does discover anything about this Mr. Smiley. Instead he finds Simon Wheeler in Angel's Camp who proceeds to tell him about a man named Jim Smiley. Jim Smiley was a man who would bet on almost anything...

    Angels Camp, California, Calaveras County, California, Frog 2239  Words | 6  Pages

  • Acts of kindness

    Yarimar serges Ms. Frate English III 4/22/14 Acts of kindness Act of kindness #1 Category: Community Description of Act: Today I went to portage Park (which is very close to my house) and I picked up garbage with my pink gloves in a trash bag around the whole Park. Reflection: Since I live close to portage Park I go there a lot and when I go there I see that there’s a lot of trash around and nobody picks it up....

    2005 singles, 2008 singles, Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles 1996  Words | 4  Pages

  • Plot Summary of a Severe Mercy

    Plot Summary Of A Severe Mercy Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy is the story he tells upon reflection of the love he had with Jean Davis, or Davy as she would come to be called, and the evolution they experienced both as a couple in love and as individuals. It is, as much as it is the story of their love, the story of their coming to know and love Christianity and its Jesus. The two meet in their late teens and are immediately close. They sit engrossed in conversation for hours at a time...

    A Severe Mercy, C. S. Lewis, Christianity 698  Words | 2  Pages

  • plot summary the great gatsby

    Plot summary The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York to learn about the bond business. He rents a house next door to the mysterious Gatsby, at West Egg, which is populated by the newly rich. Gatsby lives in a big mansion and he throws huge parties every saturday night. Nick is unlike the inhabitants of West Egg because of his connections to the more fashionable East Egg, home to the established upper class. He goes there to visit his cousin Daisy and her...

    The Great Gatsby 616  Words | 2  Pages

  • Acts of Kindness

     Acts of Kindness Observation Gender 004 Olivia Thompson February 17, 2014 I would like to begin by saying I really enjoyed doing this assignment because it is something I feel a lot of people, even myself, receive and it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Often times, people experience random acts of kindness on an everyday bases without even realizing it happened. Such acts that happen that may not cross our mind vary from general manners such as saying please...

    Acts of the Apostles, Communication, Facial expression 1419  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Simple Gift - Plot Summary

    Plot Summary – The Simple Gift The story The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick, focuses on Billy, who is a sixteen year old boy living in Australia. Billy reveals himself as a reject, a thief and a troubled character who rejects school. Billy’s ‘alienation’ is a cause of the combination of all his troubles, his abusive father, rejection from school, bad neighbourhood. Billy runs away from his family on a freight train, and packs a set of unusual things like cigarettes and alcohol. Whilst catching a...

    Alcohol, Ethanol, Friendship 444  Words | 2  Pages

  • Act of Kindness

    Kindness is the act of showing caring and consideration. It is the tendency of having charitable deeds, pleasant character, and concern for others. It is a virtue recognized in many religions and cultures. A random act of kindness is an action carried out by a person wishing to either cheer up or assist a person or people. Each one of us has to make our own contribution in order to create a better environment of living. We cannot always rely on others. In the first video, as I was walking in...

    Boy, Feeling, Human 909  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Time Machine - Plot Summary

    H.G. Wells The Time Machine Mischel Figusch Englisch-LK Jg. 13 Plot Summary The novel begins with a dinner meeting at the Time Traveller's house. The present intellectual group, consisting of the narrator, a Psychologist, a Medical Man and a Provincial Mayor are discussing the theme of the fourth dimension, i.e. time. The TT tries to explain the theory and the possibility of time travelling. As the guests doubted his words he proves his theory with a small model of a time machine...

    Eloi, H. G. Wells, Morlock 826  Words | 2  Pages

  • Frankenstein Plot Summary

    Frankenstein Plot Summary Frankenstein is the tragedy of the intellectual, Victor Frankenstein, and how in his plight for the creation of life, he ends up losing everything that means anything to him. While studying chemistry and philosophy at the university in Ingolstadt Victor becomes interested in the secret of life. After years of research at the old university he convinced that he has finally found it. Using the research he had found at the university Victor spends months created a complete...

    Capital punishment, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster 519  Words | 2  Pages

  • Animal Farm: Plot Summary

    ------------------------------------------------- Animal Farm: Plot Summary ‹ Previous PageNext Page › Manor Farm is a small farm in England run by the harsh and often drunk Mr. Jones. One night, a boar named Old Major gathers all the animals of Manor Farm together. Knowing that he will soon die, Old Major gives a speech in which he reveals to the animals that men cause all the misery that animals endure. Old Major says that all animals are equal and urges them to join together to rebel. He teaches...

    Animal Farm, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Eric Burdon 615  Words | 2  Pages

  • Executive Summaries

    Executive Summaries are much like any other summary in that their main goal is to provide a condensed version of the content of a longer report. Definition of Executive Summary The executive summary is usually no longer than 10% of the original document. It can be anywhere from 1-10 pages long, depending on the report's length. Executive summaries are written literally for an executive who most likely DOES NOT have the time to read the original. • Executive summaries make a recommendation • Accuracy...

    Audience, Cross-country skiing, Executive summary 1502  Words | 5  Pages

  • Conventional Plot Model

    Conventional Plot Model Plot: Sequence of events Convention: An expected, traditional element feature ingredient 1. EXPOSION Intro to setting Main character (protagonist) Background Info 2. INCITING FORCE Intro to conflict 3. RISING ACTION Attempt to resolve conflict 4. CRISIS TURNIG POINT Pro. Makes a final decision on how to resolve conflict 5. CLIMAX Highest point of emotional intensity 6. FALLIN ACTION Consequences of confrontation 7. CONCLUSION E.g. Wedding Denouvement:...

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