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    “I believe it worked.” Mentioned a student from the Texas school district. “It was an immediate response for me. I knew that if i got in trouble with a teacher or if I was disrespectful, whatever the infraction was, I knew I was going to get a swat by the principle.” (Alvarado). Corporal punishment, also known as paddling, began back in the 1800s for the disobedience of kids. Paddlings now only occur in 19 states across the country. If school paddlings still existed in all schools the punishment

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    In Hispanic countries, Semana Santa is the equivalent of our Holy Week in the United States. Semana Santa is a week long celebration before Easter. People celebrate Semana Santa starting on Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday. They celebrate with parades and going to church. Spain usually has the most colorful celebrations out of all the Hispanic countries. Semana Santa is one of their top three holidays, but what makes this day so special? Semana Santa and Easter are similar in many ways. They are

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    The story "The Rememberer," by Aimee Bender is about a woman, Annie, whose lover is experiencing reverse evolution. One day Annie wakes up and finds her husband has turned into an ape. A month goes by, and now he is a sea turtle. People call Annie asking why her lover Ben isn't at work or why he isn't picking up items he was supposed to. She explains to everyone how he has some sort of sickness and to stop calling. Next thing you know it, her husband is a salamander. Annie finally reaches her limit

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    In the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao women play an important role. The three main women Beli, La Inca and Lola help to define the novel. Throughout the novel women are seen as sexual objects to men. The dictator Trujillo makes it seem like it’s okay for men to objectify women. Women are portrayed as inferior to men because of how powerful the dictator is. They are so poorly treated and they are always trying escape reality. Every girl has a certain expectation from society. These women

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    "He who does not know how to deceive does not know how to rule," claimed Rafael Leonidas Trujillo as he executed thousands and manipulated millions to keep his power as the cruel dictator of the Dominican Republic. “To rule,” as stated by Trujillo appears to carry various interpretations for different people, but shares a common, and murderous, definition by Trujillo and King Claudius, from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, during their time in power. Despite their differences, Claudius and Rafael Trujillo

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    Charles Dudley Warner once said, “We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it”. In today’s society, many tend to question their role in civilization, and what contribution it radiates throughout the world. Society as a whole has both its positives and negatives, but overall, many recognize that society and its expectations creates many constraints, forcing people to conform to a reality that has thus been created for them. Whether these conformities are considered

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    Masculinity In Ysrael

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    The stories of Junot Diaz feature various elements of social and personal issues that are highly prevalent in young Latinx men, primarily the compulsion and adverse effect of machismo, the poignancy of being an outcast in one’s community, and the lack of a father figure in a boy’s life. The first set of short stories prominently feature Ysrael, a Dominican boy whose face was disfigured by a pig when he was an infant. In “Ysrael”, he is the object of Yunior’s fascination, and the victim or Rafa’s

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    In The Time Of Butterflies was written by Julia Alvarez. Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. She wrote In the time of Butterflies in 1994. The book divided into four sections, which make the sisters to have their own sections. The story took place in Dominican Republic during President Trujillo’s dictatorship government. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, nicknamed El Jefe, ruled the Dominican Republic for 31 years. He organized secret police mento torture, and murder

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    Markandaya Kamala, the author of the book Nectar in a Sieve, is an Indian woman that expresses the struggles of colonial India in her book. Kamala's tone and diction described the pain the characters endured. The protagonist, Rukmani, endured her pain with her understanding and kind husband. Rukmani fought her own type of battles with hope and continued fighting. With Rukmani's hope came the fear of losing her children, not being able to survive and not having a roof over her family's head. Therefore

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    The Tang dynasty was one of the greatest dynasties in chinese history. The Tang dynasty had taken over the Sui dynasty, meaning the Sui dynasty might not have been listening to the mandate of heaven. The mandate of heaven said that if you did not treat your people the right way, you will be overthrown by a new dynasty, and the Sui dynasty was overthrown by the Tang dynasty.(mandate of heaven) The Tang dynasty had a population of about fifty million people, which was big during this time. The Tang

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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne tells not only the story of Hester Prynne’s sin, but also shows wickedness behind Roger Chillingworth’s and Arthur Dimmesdale’s public appearances. In The Scarlet Letter, the two men who both have feelings for Hester clash with each other and even themselves. Throughout the novel, Chillingworth and Dimmesdale have a rather dark and twisted relationship. Although the pair start off as friends somewhat and do try to at least be respectful to one another, neither

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    Offred is a rebellious individual who makes a habit of breaking rules just for her own pleasure.The novel takes place in the Republic of Gilead which is a totalitarian society. Has multiple rules that restrict the lives of many people in the Republic. The Commander or the highest one in control, is the leader of the Republic. Within the Republic there are Handmaids, Aunts, and many more. Due to the strict leadership of the Commander, many people of Gilead are going to turn rebellious. Atwood’s Novel

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    One of the objectives of an author is to guide the reader through the narrative for the plot to remain comprehensible. To entice the reader, the author uses literary techniques to convey a deeper meaning and understanding of the storyline. A flashback is an example of a technique that recalls past events. It is used to aid the reader in perception and to unlock some of the questions that may be present in the beginning of the story. How does the literary technique of a flashback enable readers to

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    Throughout a time of conflict, a positive outlook on the current situation can help someone survive even the most difficult of situations. An opposing viewpoint to this claim is that a positive outlook might be a denial of the situation, however, having a positive attitude is just seeing the best in every situation that someone is faced with, not denying that it exists. During her time in hiding Anne Frank used a positive attitude to make the time she spent in hiding much more enjoyable for her

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    My Ethnic Background

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    Race can be defined as people who belong to a certain group because they have the same physical characteristics, such as the color of your skin. Ethnicity is known to be defined as a group that is determined through similar distinctive culture, language or religion. One’s ethnic and racial background are key components to defining ones’ individual identity. We are defined by where our ancestors come from. Our ethnicity is based on decades and decades of cultural traditions that have been passed on

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    “I am going to blow them off the face of the Earth with the fury of God's own thunder.” These were the words of President Josiah Bartlet upon hearing the devastating news that Morris Tolliver, his physician and friend, had been killed in an unprovoked and cowardly attack by Syrian operatives upon a United States military aircraft. Through the heartfelt connection its characters inspire and the delivery of its plot and dialogue, The West Wing has earned its place in the pantheon of great television

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    As I am driving in my yellow open air dune buggy further into the Dominican countryside, I feel the hot sun on my face, the wind blowing back my hair and the dust that is coming up from the bumpy dirt road. Everything is moving so fast but the one thing that is still is the small barefoot children standing on the right side of the road, watching as we speed by. An overwhelming feeling comes and I feel my chest getting heavy. The one and only thing holding back the empathetic tears is the fact that

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    Religion in The Butterflies The theme of religion is found throughout the book In the Time of the Butterflies. Julia Alvarez uses the theme to give life and development to the characters as well as advance the story. It provides a brighter more pure side to contrast the events of the Rebellion and Trujillo’s actions. Religion also keeps the people of the Dominican Republic together providing guidance for them. Religion deepens the reader's understanding of what the characters in the book

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    Junot Diaz

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    A ghetto nerd who can never find a girl until he reaches his grave, a punk chick who found nobody on her side but herself. Is this the fukú that Columbus had brought to this land hundreds of years ago? And what is this fukú phrase, a mysterious curse from the other dimension? Or rather, the inequality that had inherited from generations to generations? These two individuals mentioned above are Oscar and Lola, they were from a country that is not too far from us - The Dominican Republic(DR). They

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    Courageous Character Courage means when you are able to do something or stand up for someone or something, despite when people say that you shouldn't do it, or when you know there will be consequences for doing the right thing. Throughout the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor uses the young Cassie Logan as an example of a young girl with courage, strength, and stands up for her beliefs and her family no matter what gets in her way. Cassie proved she was courageous and brave

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