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The Skating Party Summary

The Breaking of Ice at the Skating Party The night of the skating party hold events that is romantic, symbolic and tragic. Two versions of the story told by two people present at the skating party share insight into the versions they believe to be true, except one story teller has a few secrets that has laid guilt on his mind for over thirty years. Merna Summers' The Skating Party holds a lesson in love and life; Nathan and Winnie Singleton's stories are different, Winnie believes Nathan tragically...

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"The Skating Party" by Merna Summers

analysis taken from the story "The Skating Party" in which the author Merna Summers considers the life-changing journey of one of the chosen characters during the process of self-discovery. The story in relation to self-discovery and its implications is that "self-discovery" is an intricate process that may not always reflect the best of implications. Therefore its effects have several paths, which are based upon how one comes across it. In the Story Skating Party Maida and her Uncle Nathan realise...

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The Skating Party

Kadeem Savory Mr. Sweazy 02/13/2011 “The Skating Party” Reading and Discussion Questions 1. A) What type of person is the story narrator, Maida? B) How do some of Maida’s personal characteristics make her an effective narrator 5. A) What is the stone man and why are the adults reluctant to “reveal the full picture of the stone man? 9. What do you think is significant concerning the death of the lamb? 11. There are many important themes implied in this story. List at least four or five...

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The Skating Party

confessed the truth about what had really happened to Delia Sykes and Eunice Lathem, Nathan’s x- fiancée during the night of the skating party. “That night of the skating party was dark. One minute you could see everyone’s faces and the next they would all disappear”, said Nathan. That night the two sisters Delia Sykes and Eunice Lathem were skating together and they suddenly fell down through the thin ice and Nathan had quickly skated to save them but he was able to save only ...

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The Skating Party

Short Story Unit Assignment The short story "The Skating Party" by Merna Summers is about a love triangle conveying the theme that it is essential for individuals to make rational decisions because they will have to endure the consequences for the rest of their lives. Having been raised on a farm in Willow Bunch, Nathan Singleton aspired to become a farmer with a devoted wife. Contrary to his goal, he left his home and relocated to the city to become a teacher. Then, he ultimately returned to Willow...

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Roller Skating

Roller skating On Saturday morning, I was awaken by my sons because they want heading out the door for their morning skating. Actually when I was young, I did like the roller skating very much. Somebody maybe confused with rollerblading and inline skating. There are few differences but mostly a matter of preference. Inline skating is more of an adult activity, and roller skating is more of child activity. Roller skating is with four wheels, two in front and two in back. Rollerblading and inline...

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The Importance of Choice in the Skating Party

In the short story “The Skating Party”, the main theme that evolves is that a person must learn to make decisions carefully because he/she will have to live with the consequences for the rest of his/her life. The central character, Nathan, cannot choose between the job he has always wanted, farming, and that of which he knows he is capable, teaching. Also, he has spent 30 years reliving the incident of his youth, which occurred at a skating party, contemplating the decision he made regarding...

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Author Tutor Course Date Critical Summary of "The Komagata Maru and Ghadr Party: Past and Present of a historic Challenge to Canada's Exclusion of Immigrants from India" by Hugh J.M. Johnston. Introduction In this article, Johnston provides a detailed outline of the Komagata Maru event. His analysis is based on official accounts from both Canadian and Indian sources as well as live interviews with witnesses both in Canada and India. He explains the lives of many key players before, during and after...

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Summary - Weber - Class, Status, Party

stratification in contrast to Marx’s. In his discussion of his theory of social stratification, he outlines three ways in which society is divided: by class (economically), status (socially) and by party (ideologically). He argues that the individual identity is not determined by the class identity, and that status and party identities often cross class divisions. The article begins by detailing the human desire for social power and how, through class, certain forms of power are achieved. He contends...

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Figure Skating

Although skating was born in Europe, Americans can be proud of the fact that figure skating, as we know it today, traces its origins directly back to an American - Jackson Haines - who was born in New York in 1840 and died in 1875 in Finland (popular folklore holds that he caught pneumonia during a raging blizzard he encountered while traveling by sled from St. Petersburg to Stockholm; in reality his death was attributed to tuberculosis). Just before the Civil War, a skating craze, accompanied...

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