• for fun
    point or message you think is being conveyed by the author in one of the following short stories:  Mary Robison’s short story “Yours” (handout)  John Updike’s short story “A & P” (Fiction text)  Albert Camus’ short story “The Guest” (handout)  Flannery O’Connor’s “Parker’s Back” (Fiction text) After...
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  • Leading Change--Jack Welch
    powerful guiding coalition 3. Create a vision 4. Communicate the vision 5. Empower others to act on the vision 6. Plan for and create short-term wins 7. Consolidate improvements and produce more change 8. Institutionalize new approaches These eight stages in the case study, Leading...
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  • Essay on Family Relationships
    The main idea of the book can be summarized as the difference between the imaginary and the real world. The main thesis of this paper is the crisis of family relationships that comes as a result of human inability to understand the interests of its counterpart. The story itself is very deep and philosophical...
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  • The Notorious Jumping Frog of Caleveras County
    County. In Mark Twain’s short story The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Mark Twain uses a humorous short story to show how the luckiest of man can still be outwitted and the local color. It’s quite interesting because you begin the story in Angel’s camp and the background is...
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  • Repetition in Hemingway’s Short Story Cat in the Rain
    Repetition in Hemingway’s short story Cat in the Rain Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American novelists and short-story writers of the 20th century. He cleaned up American prose and made it just simplier and down to earth. At that time this was a particular type of modernism in America...
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  • Is the Alchemist a Theft or an Authentic Piece
    Dream was written long ago and it has an unknown author. Also The Dream is so vague about the actual story itself whereas The Alchemist expanded the story so much that it is no longer a short story, but and actual novel. Not only that, but the focus of The Alchemist in not entirely the same as the focus...
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  • Social Contract Theory
    affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. |Complete Vocab activity Read and Discuss Chapter 1 Short Vowel Skill Page 7 Syllable Skill Page 8 Homework: Compound Words Skill page 9 |Word Chart: Visualizing Vocabulary (Thoughtful Ed) |Alphabox/Flashcards/Word...
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  • Critique of "Death of the Author"
    The title to the story "The Death of an Author," by Roland Barthes, suggests this story may be a fictional novel about the story of an author's death. Perhaps one might pick it up, and skim the foreword in hopes that beneath the cover of this book there would be a mystery, a story of detectives, eye-...
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  • Anaylsis of "The Story of an Hour"
    Analysis of “The Story of an Hour” In the short story, “The story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, a woman wants desperately to escape a repressive marriage in which she is trapped. Due to an unfortunate accident she is given that chance of freedom and Chopin’s story tells that hour...
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  • What the Name
    or historically significant language, * to present a particularly well-stated passage whose meaning would be lost or changed if paraphrased or summarized. Don’t forget! You can also paraphrase a passage for yourself, to understand the meaning better: Rewording a complex writing into simple...
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  • Mba Gd
    initiate a GD and make a good first impression: i. Quotes ii. Definition iii. Question iv. Shock statement v. Facts, figures and statistics vi. Short story vii. General statement Quotes Quotes are an effective way of initiating a GD. If the topic of a GD is: Should the Censor Board be abolished?, you...
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  • Poe's Narrators in "Cask of Amontillado" and "Fall of the House of Usher"
    his intricate and unsettling short stories and poems. One of the strongest aspects of Poe’s writing style is the allure and complexity of the narrator of the story. These narrators, ranging from innocent bystanders to psychotic murderers, add depth to such a short story and really allow Poe to explore...
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  • Gate Keeping
    channel such as CNN, CBS, ABC or FOX did a good job of showing people the scandal. Because of the sensitivity of this scandal the news channel did some short one on one interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger himself or his wife in order for the insiders to give audience a point of view. In my opinion, that...
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  • The Weight of Men
    or intangible, all have perceptible weight. Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” (2009) is a short story from a book of many short stories taken place after the controversial Vietnam War. The story explains the death of a fellow soldier, Ted Lavender, which the main character, First Lieutenant Jimmy...
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  • The Private History of a Campaign That Failed: Twain's War Diary
    limpid creek in front. Straightaway half the command was in swimming and the other half fishing,”and so Mark Twain’s short story: The Private History of a Campaign that Failed is summarized—but was Twain swimming or fishing? Published in 1896, Twain’s piece follows a band of youthful Civil War rebels through...
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  • Ancient Forms of Story-Telling
    Ancient forms of Story-telling I. Read the Resource: About Ancient Forms of Story-telling. II. Answer the following questions: 1. What are the characteristics of the ancient forms of story-telling? 1. In the early years, the story telling was told orally because of the illiteracy of the society...
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  • The Model Millionaire, Oscar Wilde
    The Model Millionaire,by Oscar Wilde I. Presentation of the story The short story The Model Millionaire is part of the book Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, a collection of short semi-comic mystery stories written by Oscar Wilde and published in 1891. It is a third-person narrative...
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  • Greed: an Existence Without Life
    Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.” Over time society amended and summarized these sins into what are known as “The Seven Deadly Sins:” Gluttony, Pride, Lust, Wrath, Greed, Envy, and Sloth. In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The...
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  • Race and Gender
    1. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States 9th Edition by Paula Rothenberg 2. The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps by Heger (available on Amazon.com OR at Barnes & Noble). Course Objectives This course analyzes multiple...
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  • Who Is Really Mrs Mallard
    heart to stop while it pumped all its best after the shocking news of death. Perplex and confused, this would be the feeling of someone reading the story. In early 1800’s, women were perceived as the inferior gender, used as a breeder to keep the family name extended, prisoners in their own house, and...
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