Chance Essays

  • Summary Of Morgan Matson's Second Chance Summer

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    “Second Chance Summer” by Morgan Matson is a realistic fiction novel telling the story of Taylor Edwards. Despite all she has going on in her life already, their family is given the devastating news that will change their future. Following that, they decided to spend their last summer together at their lake house in the Poconos. Being that the last time they had been there was five years ago, she comes back only to find herself stuck in the middle of lost friendships and relationships. The short

  • Conformity And Individuality In Fahrenheit 451

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    follow conformity or individuality. We choose to be someone else to be accepted or just be ourselves. Let people think what they want to think. Be weird if you want, be different. In conclusion, conformity may dominate society, but there is always the chance to be yourself. Don't let others choose who they want you to be. Be yourself, choose your own decisions and have your own desires. In Fahrenheit 451 conformity and individuality are seen as problems that everyone has, which is true. Everyone suffers

  • D. H. Lawrence's Rocking Horse Winner

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    Rocking Horse Winner (An Analysis by D.H. Lawrence) In D.H. Lawrence’s poem “Rocking Horse Winner”, he has three messages that can also convey to everyday life. In the poem “Rocking Horse”, it is all about the mom. She is unhappy due to the fact that she thinks that she married an unlucky man, and does not have the amount of spending money that she thinks that she should. But they are not by any means poor, due to the fact that they have a gardener and butlers. This just leads you to believe

  • The Transformation Of Kurtz In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    The phrase “beyond the pale” has been used often in British literature. The phrase literally meant the fenced-in territory which was placed around Dublin by the invading English during the medieval period. In a symbolic aspect, the phrase represents literary modernism that was displayed during this time period. However, metaphorically the phrase means “to stand outside the conventional boundaries of law, behavior, or social class” (Dettmar 1923). A reading that demonstrates out of the ordinary behavior

  • Maui Legend

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    The Maori legend about Maui pulling out New Zealand is very similar to the legend of Maui pulling out the Hawaiian islands. In both myths Maui pulls out a fish that eventually turns to be an island(s). From all the information and different legends or myths the two legends that I'm comparing are totally different and the same at the same time. In the New Zealand legend Maui. was a Demi god, more talented than the others, and better in general than his four brothers Roto, Mua, Pae and Taha. Maui

  • Fire On The Mountain Short Story

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    Tragedies of Women Characters Anita Desai’s, Fire on the Mountain, is a tragic novel which mainly deals with being lonely and isolated away from the busy world. It shows the sufferings of people in silence and isolation. This essay will discuss the tragedy of the three women in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain. The essay will unfold in three parts. The first part will discuss Nanda Kaul’s, second part will discuss Ila Das’s and the third part will discuss Raka’s tragedies in this novel. In Anita

  • Informative Speech On Pele Mea

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    A small rock or just a collection of black sand can open up doors of hell for you! “She is Pele-honua-mea, Pele of the Sacred Land. She is Pele-‘ai’houna, Pele the eater of land, when she devours the land with her flames. She who rules the volcanoes of Hawai’i, and Mankind has no power to resist her. When Pele is heard from, her word is the final word.” Pele is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Pele’s curse is a folklore about Pele giving bad luck to those who steal from her, it was invented in

  • Rhetorical Analysis On Steve Jobs

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    One of the most famous people in the world is not Nicolas Steno, Cleisthenes, or Elisha Kane. It is Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Co, NeXT, and Pixar, whose ideas change the world in which we live in today. He explains 3 stories that he has gone through in his life about connecting the dots, doing what he loves, and to live everyday as it was your last. Within Jobs’ commencement address to Stanford University it illustrates the ideas about living life and doing what you love is inspiring, his

  • Character Analysis: The Seventh Man

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    because he put his own life before K.’s. However, this is not the case. The narrator would have had little to no chance to save K; it would not have made sense to risk both of their lives. The narrator may be “casually responsible for harm—[he brought] about the harm through [his] agency, but…not morally responsible for what happened” (Sherman 155). It was not the

  • Luck Informative Speech

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    difference kinds of luck. Central Idea: Luck is everywhere and can be made into a mindset. Preview: I will discuss the idea of luck, the different kinds of luck, and how someone can make their own luck. Introduction I. Attention Getter: What are the chances of winning the lottery? 1 in 176 million. What are the odds of a shark attack? 1 in 3,748,067 A. Reason to Listen: The sinking of the Titanic was one of the largest non-war related disasters in history, and it is important to be knowledgeable about

  • Ragged Dick Themes

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    The standards of how to live respectably in America are introduced to the nineteenth century public in the raggs-to-riches story of Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger. The themes of hard work, honesty, and courage, are shown as tools, in the various events of Dick’s life as a bootblack, on the streets of New York, that lead to his success in becoming a respectable middle-class citizen. These themes are intended to encourage young boys of the time to do the same, and grow to become respectable members of

  • Manhood In Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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    The definition of manhood is “The transition from a boy to a Man,” but is really what mahood means to men? Throughout the text the idea of being a man is a large role in Walter’s decisions and actions. Some may argue that Walter is not a man, yet some may argue that he is. The author, Lorraine Hansberry, has not put this topic in for no reason. Walter is very insecure about his manhood throughout the story and his mother even tries to give his manhood to him. The only thing that Mama does when she

  • Analysis Of Mademoiselle Reisz In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    “She grew daring and reckless, overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before” (47). In The Awakening, the narrator, Kate Chopin writes the eye opening story of Edna Pontellier. One summer, Edna, her husband, Leonce, and her kids go to a resort in Grand Isle for vacation. There Edna made several friends who change her life. During her vacation she becomes freer, more individualistic, and finds her true self. As she gets to know more about Robert, she develops

  • Epiphany In 'The Dead And Araby'

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    Alecia Williams Professor Guest English 201 26 February 2018 The Effects of Epiphany Both stories, “The Dead” and “Araby” by James Joyce, were two very interesting pieces. The stories displayed quite a variety of themes including, betrayal, regret and life and death, just to name a few. However, epiphany is considered the major and most important theme in James Joyce’s stories. Therefore, in this essay, we’ll see how epiphany affected the characters in both stories. In “Araby”, the narrator was

  • Review Of Nancy Sherman's 'The Moral Logic Of Survivor Guilt'

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    Why to Forgive A tragic loss is one to never be expected. The thought “What if” travels through the mind of the survivor. But can’t help feel guilty for the victim. What if the survivor had done something different? Would they still be here? Can the survivor’s guilt be forgiven? The narrator in the Seventh man feels this exact way. The Seventh Man knows he did all he could to save his friend and should learn to forgive himself for his failure he feels. Survivor guilt is a very painful thing

  • Female Role Models In Mango Street

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    Growing up as a young female teen came be hard due to the stress and peer pressure of appearance. For teenage girls from immigrant families, it came be very challenging to fit in with the “American way”. Esperanza struggles throughout the book with finding her place in society. She looks to other female role models in her community for guidance, where she finds different results. Most of Esperanza’s female role models on Mango Street have unique stories to tell of their experiences with men on Mango

  • Human Nature In Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea

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    A tactic that authors use more often than not is to adopt certain characteristics and features that mirror human behavior or human nature in order to further convince and assure the readers that the story or work of fiction is realistic. The writers attempt to create characters that are wholesome – which means (in this context) being the most human like, with natural characteristics and flaws, as well as expressing genuine, convincing and believable traits in order for their audience to be able

  • Chance The Rapper: An Analysis

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    Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, has made a sudden appearance in the world of rap since 2012 when he released his first album “10 Day”. Since then, Chance the Rapper has gained popularity with his albums “Acid Rap” in 2013, and most recently “Coloring Book” in 2016. Chance the Rapper is known for his quirky and free-flowing raps about things that are important to him, like his native city of Chicago, freedom, or even his faith. His creative process to make genius raps sometimes

  • Chance At Escaping

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    Their Only Chance at Escaping Journalist Nicholas D. Kristof in his article, " Where Sweatshops Are a Dream" portrays worse conditions then working in a sweatshop. This article was published in the New York Times on January 15, 2009, with the purpose to inform the reader about other ways to aid poor countries instead of focusing on removing sweatshops. Kristof assumes his readers are those who are willing to listen and make a change to developing countries. He adopts an understanding of the idea

  • Pros And Cons Of Steven Spielberg

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    WHY STEVEN SPIELBERG DESERVES TO BE CALLED AN AUTEUR Steven Spielberg is an American movie director and producer. He is the director of multiple hugely succesful hollywood blockbuster movies like “Jurassic Park” and Jaws. He also directed science fiction movies like Close Encounters of the “Third Kind” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” . These are only some of his over 40 movies of which some are mentioned by film critics among the best movies ever made, for example “Schindler’s List” is rated