Past Essays

  • The Past In Sandra Cisneros The House On Mango Street

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    future better than the history of the past.” This quote can be taken much deeper, with the understanding that the past is just that, history. Of course history still affects the future today, but people focus more on moving forward rather than dwelling on the past. In Sandra Cisneros’ “The House on Mango Street” the author illustrates the idea, using her family members’ past, other residents of Mango Street, and Esperanza discovering who she is, that while the past can make up parts of a person, it does

  • The Histori The Role Of Mistakes In History

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    History is changing constantly each day, the past is unchangeable while the future is unsure. Mistakes were made in the past, rewards and consequences are waiting in the future. Humans learned history to try not to repeat past mistakes that were made by many famous figures. They become historians in hope to learn about the past and fulfill the thirst of many unanswered questions. Historians used many resources to help decipher the past and evidence to shape the history today. By comparing facts

  • Our Reactionary Age Analysis

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    of time. Moreover, he argues that a revolutionary conveys hope and look towards the future and that a reactionary looks to the past and wants to return to the good old day. Consequently, it's true that “every major social transformation leaves behind a fresh eden that can serve as the object of somebody’s nostalgia,” because it reflects a kind of thinking about the past and people will always look back to it . As people are working for social change, hope inspires them to believe that despite the

  • Standards Of History

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    specific social norms as we celebrate new things and the improvement of the standards of our daily lives. For example, in the past of China, wives and husbands are likely to be picked by the parents; now, people are free to choose their mates as they wish. Just as mathematics from the past has and is continuously evolving from the math created by the ancient Greeks. From the past till now, long periods have passed and the development of mathematics has been improved with new and better theories and equations

  • Animal Dreams By Barbara Kingsolver

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    The past is unchangeable, however what one chooses to do with their future determines their legacy. In the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, the protagonist, Codi struggles to overcome her past experiences as she returns to her home town. Through Codi’s actions the question arises, “Does one’s past dictate their future?” Collectively cultures are focused on the present. They view the past as unalterable such as mourning the loss of someone will not bring them back to life. However one might

  • Forgiveness In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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    Today, people do not think too much about forgiveness, that is why many people carry emotional marks from the past that do not let them move forward. In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom, he tells us how professor Morrie teaches him the importance of forgiving others and himself. Also, professor Morrie tells him how important is to leave the past behind, to be able to have peace. Professor Morrie was a senior man who was 78 years old and was diagnosed with a terminal disease called

  • The Century Quilt

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    In “The Century Quilt,” the speaker appreciates her family’s cultural diversity by comparing their heritage to a colorful quilt belonging to Meema. She shifts from past to present to future, continuing the extended metaphor in different scenarios. Author Mary Nelson Waniek uses a variety of literary techniques such as structure, imagery, and tone to develop the complex meanings interpreted throughout the poem. Together, the poem is spoken through a woman who emphasizes the importance of family.

  • Death Of A Salesman American Dream Essay

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    dreams alive and although the American dream is a powerful motivator in the book, it also makes people consumed with their ambitions. Willy Loman battles with his dream of being a well-liked salesman, especially because he still reminisces over the past and can not keep up with the present. He struggles to see the reality of his distorted dream and how it alters his preconceived idea of his self worth. Arthur Miller uses the dream motif in Death of a Salesman to convey Willy Loman’s refusal to adjust

  • The Chrysalids Reflection

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    behaviours were unveiled towards those differences with intolerance, prejudice, ignorance, and discrimination. Similarly, it is the reflection of the world we are living in today. The novel examines the distress, and behaviours of our society in the past, present, and possibly an unpredictable future due to our current actions. Before the story begins, their society was originated after a cold nuclear war where it wiped out most of the human population. “ the

  • Holden Caulfield Conflict

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    in the world he has to learn how to keep quiet at comments that he doesn't like or doesn't agree with. The greatest internal conflict Holden faces throughout the book is his inability to deal with his brother Allie’s death. Holden tries hard to move past Allie but fails time and time again due to the fact that he believes he is alone in the world. In chapter 7, Holden is so lonely that decides to reach out to Ackley who lives in the room next to his and paints himself as a social outcast, “Then I went

  • The Sound Of Thunder Analytical Essay

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    “The Sound of Thunder” takes place in modern america. The protagonist, Eckels goes to a safari tour to take him to a safari in the past, to kill a tyrannosaurus rex. The safari company is very cautious about not changing the past. Eckels accidentally walks off the path made by the safari; his tour guide is furious with him.They later figure out that Eckels accidentally stepped on, and killed a butterfly; this changed the future for the worse. Eckel’s tour guide is so furious with him at the end of

  • History In Jane Yolen's Briar Rose

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    one of the main characters repeatedly tells the fairy-tale “Briar Rose” with her own twist to her grandchildren. She does this because she is trying to teach her grandchildren about her past but can only teach them through the fairy-tale as it is all that she can remember. This is how Gemma deals with her past and the pain caused from it. Also in Gemma’s version of the fairy-tale, when the prince kisses her she is the only person who awakes however in the actual fairy-tale everyone awakes. This

  • How Did Barack Obama Use Allusions In Dreams From My Father

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    Could past generations of people’s family affect their way of life and their future? From hearing stories about his grandparents and his parents past, Barack Obama formed his judgement on the world. While living in different regions of the world, he experiences a variety of cultures and how people are treated differently. As a child, Barack Obama did not have his father in his life, therefore he focuses on his father’s absence in his life. Obama has a unique usage of dialogue, allusions, and chapter

  • The Fiftieth Gate By Mark Baker: An Analysis

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    manipulation of the audience into adopting the composer’s values, ideas and ultimate perspective. In representations of history and memory, the natural instinct is to promote one above the other. Nevertheless, texts show that the truest understanding of the past is heightened when historical documentation and memory work in unison to obtain the closest possibility of the truth. The biographical memoir ‘The Fiftieth Gate’ by Mark Baker is an inclusive mix of different textual forms including historical documents

  • The Great Depression In Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing

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    In the short story, I Stand Here Ironing, by Tillie Olsen. Took place in “Pre-relief, pre-WPA world depression,” also known as the great depression and the second world war.The Great depression era was important to this story because emily was born during this era, and the second world war is important because this where emily stepfather went off to first. The point of view of this story is the third-person omniscient because the story only uses the narrator's thoughts or known as in the story Emily's

  • Symbolism In The Glass Of Menagerie

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    In the play “The Glass of Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, she uses symbolism to recreate a memory about a family living in an apartment and who is struggling through the Great Depression. Laura Wingfield is one of the main protagonists who is shy and has a limp, which she wears a brace to help support it. She retreats from reality because her mother, Amanda is so rough natured. Amanda lost her husband and looks after her children. Her husband abandoned the family. She relies on her son, Tom Wingfield

  • Analysis Of Ray Bradbury's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

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    Life is not solely about being in the moment, it is about accepting your past, moving on and looking towards the future when the world is turning the wrong way for your life. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, represents moving on away from the past without entirely blocking it out, but instead living it up. What are the consequences of dwelling in the past? Is it a difficultly reaching the future? Or is it merely just being held back from living your life to the fullest? Could it possibly

  • Analysis Of Annette Baier's Essay For The Sake Of Future Generation

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    An increasing number of people believed that we owned many responsibilities towards future generation. Any action we take in present will affect the upcoming generation in a bad or good way. One of the obvious reason we should considered future generation is simply because they are human too. As a human, we have moral right towards other human- being, and should act in a way that maximize their benefits. Although lot of people believes in a concept that future generations are human and human worth

  • Personal Narrative Essay

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    background; identity, interest or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Time- the indefinite constant process of existence and events in the past, present, and future. Throughout the seventeen years I've been living, I have experienced great achievement, great loss and was able to successfully overcome it, all thanks to four important people in my life, my siblings. Seven years ago, I was

  • In Defence Of History: Hundred Days By Nick Lloyd

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    the genocide of 1915.The story of my great-grandparents’ escape, aided by a Turkish family, showed that history is very much about the relation between humans. To enhance our understanding of the present, the study of past civilizations, individuals and events is crucial. The past has shaped the society we live in now, and through close analysis of historical events such as the Holocaust, we can better understand the dynamics of today’s world. It is for this reason that I have decided to pursue history